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Forty-nine Fort Bend ISD students selected as 2014 Texas All-State Musicians

Forty-nine Fort Bend ISD high school student musicians have earned the highest honor a Texas music student can achieve by being selected to perform with the Texas All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra. These students will perform as part of the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention, which will be held on Saturday, February 15, […]

Lacrosse is gaining in popularity


By Lauren Guzald High School Student  Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in Texas and the oldest sport in North America. It was played by Native Americans across much of the continent since before Columbus. Today, the sight of children sprinting across green fields cradling lacrosse sticks is not an uncommon one, especially not in […]

FBISD reading specialists provide books for babies 


To help promote reading while celebrating the holiday season, Fort Bend ISD reading specialists (representing 49 campuses) held their “Books for Babies” event to benefit students enrolled in the District’s Pregnancy Education and Parenting (PEP) Program and their children. Dr. Teresa Grimm, Dyslexia Coordinator, and Dulles Elementary School Reading Specialist Rhonda McCoy presented 97 books […]

8th Annual Holiday Bowl supported “Toys for Tots”


Although this year’s Holiday Bowl and Toys for Tots collaboration was cold and blustery, however it was a roaring success. This football game is played each Christmas season between the Sheriff’s deputies and the Sugar Land Police officers as a toy drive for the Toys for Tots charity. The winner of this game went to […]

Elkins football players make season bright for Lantern Lane youngsters 


Demonstrating their usual charitable spirit, Elkins High School football players and coaches held their annual toy drive to benefit students at Lantern Lane Elementary School. Students and staff at Elkins generously donated more than 100 toys for the young students to enjoy. The Elkins football team delivered the toys to Lantern Lane students who where […]

Four First Colony Swim Team members attend All-Star Camp


Four local swimmers from the First Colony Swim Team, a USA Swimming affiliated team, recently participated in an annual All-Star Camp sponsored by the Texas Swimming Association. Two swimmers from each age group (11-14), gender, and Local Swim Committee were selected based on IMX scores from the previous 50 meter long course season.  These Texas […]

Middle school band director wins Latin Grammy for Children’s Album

Christina Martinez-Benitez is shown here in the band classroom.

Like most teachers, Christina Martinez-Benitez has a hobby she enjoys while away from the classroom. Unlike most teachers, Martinez-Benitez’s hobby is collecting Grammys. Martinez-Benitez, in her second year as the Director of Bands at Wessendorff Middle School, recently went to Las Vegas to collect the Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album. She and her husband, […]

Pirates are the 1st place Champions


The Pirates are the 1st Place Champions of the Sugar Land Girls Softball Assoc. 14U End of Season Tournament.  The Championship Game was Wednesday, November 13, at Imperial Park Fields in which the Pirates beat the Fusion (Score was 10-1).  Also, the Pirates ended with a season record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie. Shown in the photo […]

Local tennis team 18-under to represent Houston at Championships


The team led by Erwin Caeg, Bethuel Gabriel, Jessie Madamba and Lowell Grageda from Missouri City will represent Houston at the United States Tennis Association’s Fall Section Championships on November 16 and 17 in Waco. Pictured Left to right: Reniel Lindo, Emmanuel Abad, Allyson Kwan, Christopher Ocampo, Crystal Gabriel, Max Selbst, and Mitchell Zwang. Seated […]

LCISD’s Falcon Band to state marching contest to be webcast

You won’t have to drive to San Antonio to follow the Falcon Band in the state marching contest. Just fire up the computer. The UIL Texas State Marching Band Contest will be streamed live this year by Mr. Video. The cost is $10/day or $18 for both days. 

Monday’s Prelims will begin at 7:30 a.m. with […]

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