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DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK: Texas State Technical College Announces Fort Bend County Campus

Subhrata Barot
FOR THE STAR

Texas State Technical College has unveiled its plans to build a new Fort Bend County campus in Rosenberg. Construction will begin later this year as early as June. The campus will offer students in Fort Bend County an alternative to the traditional four-year degree. The curriculum is designed to provide students with specific skillsets. The […]

Clements goalkeeper doesn’t take anything for granted

Clements High senior goalkeeper Danny Namani will play Division I soccer next season at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. (Photos by Michael Sudhalter)

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Danny Namani never takes anything for granted and tries to appreciate every moment in life – on and off the soccer field. The Clements High senior goalkeeper’s hard work and dedication on the field have earned him a Division I scholarship to the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San […]

Bob and Marcie Zlotnik –the new owners of the Sugar Land Skeeters

Skeeters owners Bob & Marcie Zlotnik

Bob and Marcie Zlotnik began sole ownership of the Sugar Land Skeeters last fall with the enthusiasm of rookies on the first day of Spring Training and the experience of many years in entrepreneurship and business. “We have a huge to-do-list,” Bob said. The Houston couple had owned a third of the independent baseball franchise, […]

LONE STAR RISING, ALMOST

Lynn Ashby

The U.S. Supreme Court has been dealing with the Texas state government’s refusal to allow the Sons of Confederate Veterans to put the Confederate battle flag (it was never the official Southern flag) on their personalized license plates. Wasn’t this decided at Appomattox? But there is still one little-known story about Texas and Dixie that […]

SKEETERS SEASON OPENER #Salute2fans Celebration

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Opening weekend of celebrations, events and promotions dedicated as a #SaLute2Fans Theme for the 2015 Season The Sugar Land Skeeters season opener is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 against the Lancaster Barnstormers at Constellation Field. This year the Sugar Land Skeeters theme will be a Salute 2 Fans (#SaLute2Fans) that have energized […]

Stafford mayoral candidates debate municipal property tax, other issues

LEONARD SCARCELLA
STAFFORD MAYOR

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. […]

George Foundation honors Wiseman

Dee Koch of the George Foundation, left, honors Katie Wiseman of the ESCAPE Family Resource Center. 
(Submitted photo)

Congratulations to ESCAPE Family Resource Center’s (www.LearnToParent.org) Director of Programs, Katie Wiseman, on her recent graduation from Leadership for Nonprofit Excellence in Fort Bend County.  This eight month program, presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and The George Foundation, was designed to strengthen and support nonprofit organizations serving the community.  Ms. Wiseman joined […]

Five Stafford MSD candidates running for three seats

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The 2015 Stafford MSD elections features one election for a full-term and another to fill the seat of Ed Castillo, who resigned during his term. The candidates will be on hand for an Election Summit on Thursday at Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution. The election will take place on Saturday, May 9 – with early voting […]

Quail Valley Middle School support Avon 39

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Quail Valley Middle School (QVMS) students, staff, parents and community members raised $2,500 to support Avon 39, the walk to cure cancer, during a fundraising event held on campus. Students who raised at least $25 for the cause were invited to attend the event that included board games, music and line dancing, basketball tournaments, volleyball […]

Civil Servant of the Week: FBISD ESL Elementary Teacher of the Year Mandy Moreno

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(1) When did you decide you wanted to become a teacher? “I’ve known since I was in elementary school that I wanted to be a teacher. I used to play teacher with my best friend, and we would use our brothers as our students.” (2) How did you decide to special in ESL? “My former […]

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