Representatives of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission and the Stafford Municipal School District joined forces Sunday, Oct. 8, to dedicate a Texas historical marker erected on SMSD property. The marker text recounts the successful attempt by Stafford citizens to establish their own schools by breaking away from the Fort Bend and Houston school districts. A January 1977 vote to create SMSD was litigated for several years before the courts cleared the way for the new district. It remains the state's only municipal school district. Among those taking part in the program were FBCHC Research and Markers Committee Chair Bettye Anhaiser (pictured) and FBCHC Chair Chuck Kelly. Pictured at the marker are, from left, Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, Stafford MSD School Board President Arturo Jackson and SMSD Superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic. Photos are by Rev. David Rose, FBCHC member.