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How would immigration reform impact local education?

By Subhrata Barot For The Star With over 1,200 school districts constituting the State of Texas, and seven of those districts making up Fort Bend County, undocumented immigrant children are undoubtedly a part of our community.  The question remains – is this a financial burden to our community? In a 2014 Immigration Cost Study Report, […]

FBISD candidates split on election policy


By Michael Sudhalter If the 2012 U.S. Senate election in Texas had the same format as Fort Bend ISD’s board of trustee election, David Dewhurst would likely be representing Texas, instead of presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The then-Lieutenant Governor defeated Cruz, 44.6 percent to 34.2 percent in the May 2012 primary, but because Dewhurst […]



National Day of Prayer is on Thursday. Go to to find one of the multiple events in Fort Bend County. 

Missouri City moves closer to raising pay for all employees


The Missouri City council discussed raising pay for all municipal employees at Monday night’s meeting and will likely make it official at a future meeting. The proposal has employees who have been with the city for more than six months will received a 3 percent raise, and those who have been employed for less than six […]

COMMENTARY: Seal the border and protect the children

Subhrata Barot

My take on Immigration Reform is simple. Seal the borders. Honestly, we are so consumed with figuring out what to do with the undocumented immigrants who are already here, that more and more keep crossing the border and at this point we have no idea who is here and who isn’t. Supporters of immigration argue […]

Fort Bend ISD suspends truancy program

Charles Dupre

By Michael Sudhalter The criminalization of truancy in Fort Bend County, and statewide, has come under intense scrutiny by lawmakers and local residents. On Monday, Fort Bend ISD superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre released an e-mail to district personnel and parents regarding the future of truancy enforcement in FBISD. While the district didn’t comment beyond […]

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

Subhrata Barot

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 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, […]


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 […]

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