2009 FBISD Tax Hearing (On YouTube)

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2009 FBISD CONTROVERSIAL TAX HEARING (YES THEY ARE RAISING THEM AGAIN--see petition of over 500 district taxpayers asking for board accountability) --In case anyone missed it they raised the property tax rate again (4th time) in 2010 and more than likely will do so again in 2011 facing another projected 15-20 million dollar budget deficit, according to some media reports. ***NEW*** ..Petition TO STOP THE GSTC (Global Science Museum being planned at the district central office--near $30 million dollar project that superintendent Jenney is pushing): http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthegcst/ (see update below on this apparently ending this project after 2 years)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This site, after nearly 5 years, is being archived. It will be available for searches and historical background information on the taxing area of FBISD in Fort Bend County, Texas...

Suggested alternative sites for following some of the areas local characters & their politricks: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_195822643783611&ap=1





Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FB Sun: Former Candidates Reflect On Recent BOT Election

See: http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/fort_bend/news/article_e6f3f466-5cec-5566-b922-6556812ba558.html

FBISD Pushing For Higher Property Taxes Again (4th time in 4 years)

See: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2011/05/24/52031

New Reform Minded Board Members Take Seats At Swearing In Ceremony (New elected officers sworn in too in BOT shake-up)-

Numerous speakers during the public comments section of the FBISD BOT meeting Monday night congratulated the newly elected members of the board of trustees. Dr. Patsy Taylor and Bruce Albright officially took their seats and joined a coalition in voting in an entirely new board president, vice president and secretary as their first order of business....

Update: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2011/05/24/52023

Monday, May 16, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Patsy Taylor & Bruce Albright Pull Big Upsets In FBISD School Board Races!

Updates and full election results: http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/upload/images/elections_administration/election_results/er110514_01.pdf

FBW comment: Neither of these candidates accepted or solicited school district corporate vendors and contractors PAC dollars to finance their campaigns. FBW wants to congratulate both on a clean well fought victory!

UPDATE: Election Day Today! Get To Your Polling Station...

UPDATE on voter request for state election monitors:http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/fort_bend/news/article_0ee69c23-48f0-5e89-999a-5926b6aee992.html FB Sun

http://www.fortbendstar.com/?p=2579 FB Star

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FBN: Rumor confirmed by Texas Secretary of States Office--read below

See: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2011/05/10/51765We have received a request for an election inspector for the Fort Bend ISD election on May 14 and will send at least one inspector to observe activities at district polling locations on Election Day,” said Randall Dillard, director of communications for the Texas Secretary of State. FortBendNow

Monday, May 9, 2011

Rumor Circulating That Several Local Candidates For Office In Fort Bend Elections Have Requested State Monitors For May 14th Ballot Measures!

This just in from the "FBISD Concerns" facebook page. Several posts emanating from facebook pages seem to support a rumor that an official petition has been issued to the Texas Secretary of States office election division requesting election monitors for the May 14th ballot. The public post in question has appeared on several well visited sites and states, "FYI: Confirmation that a petition request has been sent to the TX secretary of states election division requesting state election inspectors to monitor the 40+ polling stations for next Saturdays election here in our county (Specifically FBISD, Sugar Land & Missouri City stations). Apparently 4 of the requesters are current candidates in school board races and city council races from our area. Several other candidates are also supporting the requests for monitoring this cycle."

We will update this once it has been confirmed via local media and/or other sources.


Monday, May 2, 2011

FBISDWatch Endorses Watassek & Albright In Board Races!

Due to their concern over authentic and long-term budget challenges impacting the FBISD school system under the current school leadership over the last 5 years, FBISDWatch is officially supporting Bruce Albright for the at large trustee seat and Wade Watassek for the position 1 trustee seat. These selections were made after consultation with the watch election committee. No selection was made in the position 5 race due to several issues that were never addressed by either candidate Dr. Taylor or Dr. Reynolds. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to get out to early voting which began today and runs through May 10, with election day coming May 14th...stay informed and keep in touch!