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WCJC Choir presents ‘Holy Week’ concert April 14

Members of the Wharton County Junior College’s Chamber Singers rehearse for this coming Monday’s Holy Week Concert, which features selections marking the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

  The Wharton County Junior College Choirs will mark one of the Christian church’s most reverent seasons with a concert that highlights Christ’s final days on earth. Scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton, the Holy Week Concert will center exclusively on music that recalls the events leading […]

Winning essay earns Walker Station Elementary School student “Superintendent for the Day”

Dr. Dupre asked Annie to introduce herself to administrators during an Administrative Team Meeting.

Classmates of Annie Phan’s greeted her with cheers when she returned to school following a brief absence on April 10. Her reason for being away from school wasn’t due to an illness or family emergency; it was because Annie was named “Superintendent for the Day” in Fort Bend ISD. Annie, a fifth-grader at Walker Station […]

WCJC raises funds for Turtle Wing Foundation

Photo by Ben Sharp

WCJC students and the WCJC Volleyball Team cooked baked goods and sold T-shirts this past Thursday to raise funds for the Turtle Wing Foundation, which assists special needs children – and particularly those with Autism – who  live in rural areas. Volleyball Coach Brianna Florus organized this week’s fundraiser. Her sister-in-law helped found the Turtle […]

Students select apples for favorite instructors

Photo by John Dettling, Jr.

WCJC students choose apples to present to their favorite instructors as part of The Teacher Effect initiative. Pictured, from left, are Davariel White, Emily Abbot, Becky Hannah, Jacob Medina, Lauren Walker and Gabrielle Gonzales.

UH efforts to raise awareness for bone marrow donors

A group of University of Houston students has gained the attention of the national bone marrow registry organization, Be The Match, because of their actions to raise awareness of the critical need for donors. Niyati Vaidya is shown on the left.

By Marisa Ramirez “You feel like this is really something that makes a difference,” said Niyati Vaidya, of Sugar Land, and a health education major and treasurer of the Be The Match-University of Houston. “Just the words ‘bone marrow’ can sound scary to people.” Be The Match is a bone marrow registry of potential donors […]

28th Annual Fort Bend Coastal Conservation Assoc. banquet set for April 24

Standing in front of the grand prize for this year’s Fort Bend CCA raffle are, from left, Robb Gaston, Troy Burditt and Albert Davis.

The Fort Bend County CCA is preparing for its 28th Annual Banquet and Boat Raffle, set for Thursday, April 24 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. in Building C and features a meal of steak and shrimp with all the trimmings. Tickets for an opportunity to win an […]

CFBCA Leadership Class takes tour of Life Flight helicopter


Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital hosts the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance (CFBCA) Leadership Class during their Health and Human Services tour day.  Director of Business Development, Courtney Diepraam, is a member of the leadership class and arranged for a tour of Life Flight where members of CFBCA Leadership were given an up close opportunity […]

Robbery suspect arrested on unrelated charges


By LeaAnne Klentzman  The man believed to be responsible for the Comerica Bank robbery in the 8700 block of State Highway 6S in late March is in federal custody on unrelated charges. Henry London of Houston has been identified as the suspect in the Comerica Bank robbery on March 24, 2014. According to Fort Bend […]

What you can do about chronic headaches – free migraine relief seminar offered

Irfan Lalani, M.D., Neurologist

Who doesn’t get a headache now and then? But for 4% to 5% of the population – about 10 million people – a headache is a daily pain. If you suffer from painful chronic headaches, learn what you can do before the next one hits. “Chronic headaches strike often – at least 15 days a […]

Are you ready for some baseball?

Photos by Ben Sharp

WCJC Pioneers pitcher JT Jakubik hurls the ball toward home plate during the Pioneers’ game against Colorado Bend College on Monday afternoon in Wharton. The game – which was delayed for more than an hour due to a problem obtaining an umpire – was the first of several WCJC will play in the following days. […]

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