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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 […]

Report: Missouri city sues ex-Sugar Land mayor

DAVID WALLACE
Former Sugar Land Mayor

There’s new trouble for former Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace and his development company Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Last week, the tornado-ravaged city of Joplin, Mo., filed a lawsuit against Wallace, his company and former business partner Costa Bajjali. Wallace Bajjali Development was hired by Joplin as […]

Bond Oversight Committee set to update community

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Fort Bend ISD looked at putting a school bond together last year, the district wanted to make sure it was vetted properly. The board of trustees selected a Bond Oversight Committee (B.O.C.), made up of 23 community members from a wide variety of fields such as legal, financial, construction, security, […]

Stafford council elections center on economic development

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The City of Stafford will have at least one new council member next month. Five candidates – including two incumbents – are vying for three seats on the City Council in the May 9 election. Early voting is April 27-May 5. The candidates are Mayor Pro Tem Wen Guerra, council member […]

COMMENTARY: Encouragement, not punishment, will solve truancy problems

Michael Sudhalter

There are a lot of wonderful things about Texas – economic growth, great universities, a reasonable cost of living and warm weather. The state admirably takes a serious stand against violent crime, which in turn, boosts the safety of its citizens. But even the best states have areas where they need to improve, and Texas […]

‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ returns to Fort Bend County in April

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The Johnson Development Corp. is opening hundreds of doors citywide this April for “Houston’s Largest Home Tour,” including homes in three of Fort Bend County’s premier developments, Imperial, Riverstone and Sienna Plantation. Nearly 500 homes — including more than 100 models showcasing the latest decorator trends — will be open weekends in April in 10 […]

Skeeters’ season on the horizon

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The Sugar Land Skeeters will open the 2015 season on April 23 vs. the Lancaster Barnstormers in a rematch of last season’s Atlantic League Championship Series, which Lancaster swept, 3-0. Check out the April 22 edition of The Star for a special section on the Skeeters 2015 season.

FBISD names Dr. Dawn Carlson as the new Director of the Department of Student Affairs

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Director of the Dept. of Studen Affairs

Fort Bend ISD named Dr. Dawn Carlson as the new Director of the Department of Student Affairs. The department was established in the 2013-2014 school year to ensure that student-related policies are applied consistently across the District. After only one year, the District is seeing positive results due to its important work. “I am pleased […]

Missouri City builds consensus toward public safety improvements 

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Missouri City is building consensus to increase compensation for its police officers and to address capital improvements for the police station as the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process begins. “We will determine the best way for us to address the pay situation,” Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen said. The FY 2015 […]

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