Claudia Chirinos Pickmann

Richmond Resident Honored at UHV Katy Graduation

KATY (Covering Katy) – When Richmond resident Claudia Chirinos Pickmann heard her name called on Saturday at the University of Houston – Victoria’s Katy campus commencement, it was the fulfillment of her mother’s dream. “My mother brought me here from Peru to have a better education and more opportunities,” Pickmann said. “I know I’m making […]

Courtesy: Fort Bend ISD

Ridge Point High School’s FFA wins 2016 National Championship in Poultry Judging 

FORT BEND COUNTY (Fort Bend ISD) – Ridge Point High School’s four-member FFA Poultry Judging team – Leeandria Bobo, Abby Know, Ashley Knox and Alison Nguyen – are the 2016 National FFA Champions in Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event. The team competed at the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo, held Oct. 19-22 in Indianapolis. The event […]

Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, did something few lawmakers do openly at an August meeting. She poked the state's powerful education establishment in the eye.

State lawmaker says Texas school board members get ‘indoctrination’ into groupthink culture

State Senator says school board members are “indoctrinated” into supporting the Superintendent’s agenda instead of looking out for the people who elected them. AUSTIN (Dallas Morning News) – Guts. That’s what Republican state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst showed this year when she took on the state’s powerful education lobby with harsh but true words. She said […]

From left to right, FBISD Board Member Grayle James, FBISD Board President Kristin Tassin, Ridgemont Elementary Principal Stephanie Houston and City of Houston Council Member Larry Green at the Spark Park dedication ceremony.

District and City Officials Dedicate New Spark Park at Ridgemont Elementary

FBISD (Covering Fort Bend) – SPARK School Park Program made a stop in the Fort Bend Independent School District during its 2016 SPARK Week, dedicating one of its newest parks at Ridgemont Elementary School. This new park marks the first partnership between FBISD and SPARK Park, and several elected officials, FBISD board members and administrators […]

Janis Longmire - Courtesy Fort Bend ISD

Janis Longmire Named Principal of Lake Olympia Middle School

FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend) –  The Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees has approved Janis Longmire as principal of Lake Olympia Middle School. She will replace Deirdre Holloway who was appointed FBISD’s Director of State and Federal Programs. Longmire has served as Associate Principal of Austin High School since 2014. With […]