Category archives for: Featured Slider

BITE THE BALLOT

THE PARTY – “So what do you think about the elections?” I ask a total stranger, trying to make idle chatter. “I’ll TELL YOU WHAT I THINK!” he says sweetly, pouring his drink on my canapés. Uh-oh. I’ve done it again. Today the mere mention of politics and/or elections sets off a firestorm. No one […]

COMMENTARY: Feeders should only be part of the discussion

Michael Sudhalter

This week will be an opportunity to enjoy family, food and perhaps start on that holiday shopping list. Hopefully, everyone can log off “FBISD Concerns” long enough to enjoy some delicious turkey, mashed potatoes and football. But before you can finish those leftovers, the important conversations regarding Fort Bend ISD feeder patterns and boundaries will […]

Holiday Shopping Trends for 2014

blackfriday

By Karen Daniels For The Star There are several strategies available to local families shopping the day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday. Consumer Reports says that 53 percent of Americans don’t plan to shop on Friday and only 7 percent plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day. The main reason? The Internet does not […]

Civil Servant of the Week: EMT Paramedic Becky Schuett

EMT Paramedic Becky Schuett

By Karen Daniels For The Star After 23 years of dedicated service, Becky Hays Schuett will retire at the end of the month as a volunteer firefighter where she is a first responder to 911 calls in both Harris and Fort Bend Counties. “I’m going to miss it, but I’m leaving it in very good […]

FBISD will keep academies, consider new feeder patterns

1119_academies_featured

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD’s community dialogue meeting regarding Academies & Career Pathways last Thursday may have been one of the most anticlimactic public gatherings in the history of the county. In a standing-room only crowd, 40 or so parents and students held signs urging the district to keep the Digital Media, Engineering, […]

Twas a country fall affair FUMC’s 20th festival celebrates season

Tim Kaminski was spotted shopping at this year’s community fall festival hosted by First United Methodist Church on Murphy Road in Missouri City.  Kaminski joins one of the event organizers, Lori Wirth, and Swatson, the Skeeters Mascot, all armed with shopping bags.

By Elsa Maxey Freshly baked goods is one of the things that attracts many community festival goers to sample and buy what Aunt Hattie’s Bakery offers every year, especially her signature baked items, like cranberry orange bread.  For this year’s 20th Country Affair Fall Festival hosted by First United Methodist Church (FUMC), those making a […]

MIDNIGHT MADNESS

Lynn Ashby

GALVESTON – Splice the drumstick, marinate the trampoline, and look lively about it! For we are at this beach resort to re-tell another great Texas yarn of blood, betrayal and heavy drama – hey, this is Texas. Now, everyone knows the Republic of Texas had an army at the Alamo, San Jacinto and lately along […]

Elkins superstar leads team into postseason

1112_giles_slider

By Adrian Martin For The Star While many dynamic athletes have come, amazed and graduated from Fort Bend ISD schools over the past four years, a few have reached the final acts of their careers. Cemented on that list of elite Division I athletes is Elkins High quarterback Johnathan Giles.   Just two years ago, […]

COMMENTARY: It’s getting lonely in the middle of the road…

Michael Sudhalter

One of my Facebook friends posted, “I hate politics. It’s official,” on the day after the Nov. 4 mid-term elections. One would assume that this person was a Democrat still reeling from the previous evening’s defeat. I felt compelled to read the comments below, and this individual was frustrated with the negativity and personal attacks, […]

Rep. Olson hopes for bi-partisan spirit in upcoming congress

By Karen Daniels For The Star U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) was elected to a fourth term for House District 22, and he’s already thinking about the upcoming legislative session. Olson, who defeated Democratic opponent Frank Briscoe, 66.5 percent to 31.5 percent, said approval of the Keystone Pipeline must be a priority that should be […]

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google
Log in | Copyright © 2011 by Fortbendstar.com | All rights reserved.