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DATA: Fort Bend ISD student demographics by campus

Fort Bend ISD's overall student demographics are 27.2% African American, 26.5% Asian or Pacific Islander, 26.5% Hispanic and 16.2% White.


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DATA: Fort Bend County sees 347 new coronavirus cases Sept. 11-17; hospitalizations dip to May levels

Here is the latest information on COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Fort Bend County.


Texas Renaissance Festival to offer free COVID-19 rapid testing throughout season

Additionally, a free drive-thru testing site will be set up in Todd Mission on Sept. 19.



Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.


TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.


Houston Food Bank: COVID-19 pandemic amplifies already-high food insecurity rates across region

Before COVID-19, the Houston Food Bank distributed about 400,000 pounds of food daily. That number has since increased to about 1 million pounds a day.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.



Fort Bend ISD enrollment continues to grow; plus, other student, teacher statistics

Explore Fort Bend ISD's enrollment numbers, teacher statistics, superintendent salary and more.


Curry Masala opens in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from Greater Houston.


DATA: See how many students will receive in-person, online learning for each Fort Bend ISD campus

Districtwide, 59.81% of FBISD students will remain online, while 40.19% will return for in-person learning.


Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.




Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority widening Grand Parkway frontage road in Sugar Land

The $1 million project will add a third lane to the northbound and southbound sides of the road.


Fort Bend ISD trustees OK timeline for face-to-face learning, express concerns about district's plan

During the meeting, the board was provided more information on the instructional plan and schedules for both online and in-person learning models.


Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar discusses state budget, economic planning

Hegar shared his outlook on the state's finances and economic outlook in a September TAG Houston livestream.



Missouri City City Manager Odis Jones reports misuse of funds to City Council

An audit of Missouri City’s internal controls has found $20,000 of expenditures made between October 2018-February 2019 with funds from the city’s public, educational and government fund that do not align with the limited use of these funds.


Missouri City amends street-naming policies

Council’s actions come after some street and subdivision names have come under scrutiny from council members and the community for containing the word “plantation” or bearing names of Civil War battles and Confederate generals.


Six months in, Houston-area apartment rents still feeling COVID-19 squeeze

Rents for high-end Class A properties averaged $1,463 in August, the lowest such level in over two years.


Expansion of Independence Boulevard Segment 2 completed in Missouri City

The roadway is now open, and city officials said motorists will experience an easier commute and fewer traffic delays in the area.



To meet their learning needs, some Fort Bend ISD special education students return to campus

While the majority of Fort Bend ISD students began the 2020-21 school year online, the district welcomed some students who receive special education services back to campuses Aug. 24.


Get a cup of joe: Coffee shops now open, coming soon in the Houston area

Read about coffee shops nearby in the Houston area.



See how Houston-area school districts compare with in-person, virtual learning participation

In-person attendance rates range from 34%-85% in school districts around the Greater Houston area.



DATA: Fort Bend County records 250 new COVID-19 cases Sept. 4-10, more local coronavirus updates

For the first time since May, Fort Bend County hospitals see ICU patient numbers in the single digits.


Online instruction reveals challenges, inequities, learning gaps in Fort Bend ISD

FBISD Superintendent Charles Dupre said district officials believe it will take two years to remedy the learning loss that happened when school closed for nine weeks at the end of the 2019-20 school year.