KEY RUNOFF ELECTION BATTLEGROUND VOTING PRECINCTS FOR MAYOR TOM REID AND HIS CHALLENGER QUENTIN WILTZ IN THE SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 RACE FOR MAYOR OF PEARLAND, TEXAS


THE "PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE" in the race for Mayor of Pearland, Texas is Mayor Tom Reid. Based on our research and study of this race Mayor Tom Reid should win. However, he must reach out to "ALL" Pearlanders to do so. Mayor Tom Reid beat his challenger Quentin Wiltz in the following voter precincts back in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election race for Mayor of Pearland, Texas: 12, 13, 26, 27, 28, 36, 46, 47, 51, 52, 61, 537, and 654. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is calling these voter precincts Mayor Tom Reid's stronghold-base. These precincts/neighborhoods must go to the polls in record numbers if Mayor Tom Reid is to emerge the victor on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The voting precincts won by Quentin Wiltz back in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election race for Mayor of Pearland, Texas were: 29, 44, 50, 54, 59, 60, 62, 67, 762, and 1134. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is calling these voter precincts the stronghold-base for Quentin Wiltz. These precincts/neighborhoods must go to the polls in record numbers for Quentin Wiltz to have a chance at unseating Mayor Tom Reid on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Early voting begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Don't forget to vote early!



KEY RUNOFF ELECTION BATTLEGROUND PRECINCTS FOR THE PEARLAND CITY COUNCIL POSITION #7 RACE BETWEEN DALIA KASSEB AND WOODY OWENS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017


The "PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE" in the race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7 is Woody Owens. However, anything can happen in this race if Woody Owens fails to reach out to voters beyond his current base. At first glance, the election returns look as if Dalia Kasseb should be the clear favorite -- but not so fast! A deeper review of the "PRECINCT CANVASS REPORT" for this race paints a very different picture of what actually happened back on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the General Election race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7. Don't forget that: VOTER PRECINCT 12 and VOTER PRECINCT 26 were won by G.C. Sonny Atkins.VOTER PRECINCT 27 was won by Sherry Stockwell. Keep in mind, VOTER PRECINCT'S 13, 28, 29, 36, 44, 50, 54, 59, 60, 62, 67, 762, and 1134 were won by Dalia Kasseb. Also keep in mind, VOTER PRECINCT'S 46, 47, 51, 52, 61, 537 and 654 were won by Woody Owens back in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7. And don't forget that Sherry Stockwell, G.C. Sonny Atkins, and Terry Gray -- three (3) of the candidates who also ran for the newly created Pearland City Council Position #7 seat are endorsing Woody Owens in the Saturday, June 10, 2017 Runoff Election over Dalia Kasseb. Early voting begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. 



KEY RUNOFF ELECTION BATTLEGROUND PRECINCTS FOR THE SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT #4 RACE BETWEEN CAROL McCUTCHEON AND QAISAR Q. IMAM ON SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017


The "PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE" in the race for Sugar Land City Council District #4 is Carol McCutcheon. In case you don't know: Carol McCutcheon beat Qaisar Q. Imam in the following voter precincts to make the Saturday, June 10, 2017 Runoff Election: PRECINCT 4047 (172 to 16), PRECINCT 4064 (21 to 10), PRECINCT 4084 (42 to 23), PRECINCT 4119 (136 to 110), PRECINCT 4131 (41 to 27), and PRECINCT 4135 (85 to 64) according to the Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office. Qaisar Q. Imam beat Carol McCutcheon in the following precincts to make the Saturday, June 10, 2017 Runoff Election: PRECINCT 4102 (236 to 82), and PRECINCT 4129 (167 to 123) according to the Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office. Early voting begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Don't forget to vote early!



 

Monday, June 3, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: Houston Community College and Fort Bend ISD Discuss Boosting Partnership

Charles Dupre (left) and Dr. Fena Garza (right).

Houston Community College and Fort Bend ISD Discuss Boosting Partnership

HOUSTON -- ‘Tis the season for graduation and the numbers don’t lie - Fort Bend Independent School District(FBISD) is a leader in the region for its high school graduation rate of close to 92 percent, and now the district has its sights set on boosting college readiness by teaming up with Houston Community College Southwest (HCC Southwest) to increase enrollment in its tuition-free dual-credit program.

Called College Now, it allows students of qualifying high schools to take college courses with free tuition. Students who pass the classes earn college-level credits, along with credit toward their high-school graduation making it a dual benefit.

Houston Community College Southwest’s President Dr. Fena Garza wasted no time meeting with new FBISD Superintendent of Schools Charles Dupre to foster the lines of communication between the district and college.

“We’re looking for opportunities to increase enrollment at our Missouri City and Stafford campuses by spreading the word about tuition-free, dual-credit courses while still in high school,” says Dr. Garza. “And our dual-credit core curriculum courses are transferable to any college or university in Texas.”

With a primary focus on high-school dual-credit programs, FBISD and HCC Southwest are working to inform the community about the requirements and advantages of enrolling in dual-credit courses that are taught at either the high schools or HCC Southwest campuses.

While all Fort Bend ISD high schools offer dual-credit courses, only schools within the HCC service area offer free tuition for those courses. The four qualifying high schools are Elkins, Marshall, Hightower and Willowridge. HCC Southwest currently offers those students a wide variety of core courses, such as English and history, as well as entrepreneurship, business, arts and audio-video production.

Superintendent Dupre, who assumed his duties in April, after the state-mandated waiting period, made college programs one of his first orders of business.

“Graduation is a major milestone for our students, and we owe it to those who will pursue post-secondary education to adequately prepare them,” says Dupre. “That’s why I’m pleased to be working with HCC Southwest to boost college enrollment through our tuition-free dual-credit program.”

Dupre adds that increasing enrollment in the dual-credit program will require the cooperation and support of all the district’s high school principals and counselors ─ something that he expects from all campuses.

“The dual-credit program is an amazing opportunity, and we want to continuously educate our students and parents about it,” saysBarbara Whitaker, principal of Elkins High School. “Never do we want our students to miss out on the best deal for college ─ tuition-free credit hours.”

Dupre also wants to establish a Fort Bend Early College, a project that Dr. Garza says she would welcome HCC Southwest being a part of in the future. All five of Houston Community College’s Early College High Schools (ECHS) earned Exemplary ratings, and the Challenge ECHS at HCC Southwest received a Silver ranking as one of America’s Best High Schools.

Early Colleges are a partnership between school districts and colleges that offer a mixture of high-school and college classes so that students can obtain their high-school diploma and associate degree at the same time. It is different than dual-credit programs, where students from a traditional high school take college classes, but graduate from their own high school. At Early Colleges, students have fewer high-school classes because many of their college classes can replace their high-school course requirements.

Plans and discussions are preliminary, but should Dupre and his administration succeed in opening one, it would be the first Early College within Fort Bend ISD.

For more information about the requirements for FBISD’s dual-credit partnership with HCC Southwest, go to southwest.hccs.eduand connect on Facebook and Twitter.

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About Houston Community College

HCC is one of the country’s largest singly accredited, open-admission community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 75,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the Greater Houston Area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society. To learn more, go to hccs.edu.

About Fort Bend Independent School District

Fort Bend Independent School District is the seventh largest school district in the state of Texas and is located in Fort Bend County, which is part of the greater Houston southwest area. With close to 70,000 students on 74 campuses, District teachers and administrators are committed to a holistic approach in the education of each child. Fort Bend ISD's mission is to provide an environment for each student to acquire knowledge, develop skills, and build character to lead a productive and responsible life. FBISD was honored as the only school district in the nation to be named a 2011 National District of Character and will retain that designation for five years. For more information, visit www.fortbendisd.com.