HATS OFF TO THE GRADS…

Stafford High held its 2015 graduation ceremony last Friday at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. The SHS seniors represented just a few of the many graduates in Fort Bend County. The Star would like to congratulate all of the graduates and their families.

Stafford MSD approves raise for teachers

The starting pay for Stafford MSD teachers has increased to $49,500 – a $1,310 upgrade, after the SMSD board of trustees unanimously approved the raise on Monday night. The rest of the Pay Increase column is calculated by taking the difference between years of experience or steps from one year to the next. For example, […]

Jackson succeeds Zak as SMSD board president

The Stafford Municipal School District board of trustees elected Auturo Jackson to serve as its next board president. Jackson, a first-term trustee, succeeds former board president Ettienne Zak, who was defeated by three votes on May 9 after serving on the board since 1998. Jackson and his wife, Denise, are the parents of an SMSD […]

Jackson elected Stafford MSD board president

The Stafford Municipal School District board of trustees elected Auturo Jackson to serve as its next board president. Jackson, a first-term trustee, succeeds former board president Ettienne Zak, who was defeated by three votes on May 9 after serving on the board since 1998. Jackson and his wife, Denise, are the parents of an SMSD […]

Hinojosa prevails over Zak in Stafford MSD election re-count

The Stafford MSD school board will elect a new president at its board meeting tomorrow night. On May 9, Stafford voters elected Xavier Herrera and Manuel Hinojosa to the Stafford MSD board. Hinojosa finished with three more votes than incumbent SMSD board president Ettienne Zak, who has been a board member since 1998. Four days […]

Stafford MSD board president loses election by three votes

Every vote matters. That should be the lesson that Stafford residents take away from Saturday’s election. Stafford Municipal School District board president Ettienne Zak, a 17-year incumbent, faced Xavier Herrera and Manuel Hinojosa in a school board election on Saturday. The top two vote-getters received seats on the school board. Herrera finished with 35.4 percent […]

Stafford mayoral candidates debate municipal property tax, other issues

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Twenty years ago, Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella and the Stafford City Council made the decision to abolish municipal property tax. Scarcella – Stafford’s Mayor since 1969 and the longest continuously serving mayor in the United States – stood firmly behind “no municipal property tax” last Thursday at a Stafford Candidate Forum. […]

Lions donate to Stafford MSD Robotics program

The Missouri City-Stafford Lions Club donated $400 for the “Adopt a Bot” robot kit for use at Stafford Municipal School District. The intent of the Robotics Program to encourage innovative & creative problem solving skills and possibility thinking. The Lions Club discovered the SMSD program after reading about it in an edition of the Fort […]

Stafford High senior joins Fort Bend Symphony

By Karen Daniels Fort Bend Star The Fort Bend Symphony and the Stafford High Honors Band played together for the first time last month as part of the Stafford Centre’s 10th anniversary celebration. Stafford High senior Misaela Pineda had no idea his life was about to change. Pineda began playing the percussion in the sixth […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Stafford’s Josh Uluocha

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Stafford High senior Josh Uluocha has been a key part of the Spartans’ most successful era in school history. Texas State, a Division I member of the Sun Belt Conference, has taken notice, and the 17-year-old defensive lineman gave the Bobcats a verbal commitment last month. Stafford is 5-1, 1-0 entering […]

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