September 2011 - Fort Bend Focus Magazine - People • Places • Happenings
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Come visit us today to experience Luminette Privacy Sheers in person and to see other Hunter Douglas window coverings we have to offer. Celebrating 24 Years Jim Hoelker Owner in business and 10 years as a Hunter Douglas Gallery Dealer. 23379 fort bend magazine � September 2011 4 Cari's whole family together for her Grandmother's 90th birthday in February 2010. Jewel of Fort Bend Cari Middaugh schools," said Cari. "About five years ago, I was asked to join the League, and the timing was just right." Of course, Cari didn't just join the FBJSL. In typical Cari fashion, she been asked to serve on another jumped right in. "I really wanted event committee. Though to work for Child Advocates as my Scott had seen her spend placement, but my good friend, a couple of sleepless nights Melissa Hayslip, who was president working on the previous event at the time, encouraged me to work , he told Cari that he felt it was an event the first year so I could meet an honor that they had thought people. She was right! Working on an of her to participate in such an event was great hands on experience, and I important role. Scott and Cari Middaugh with Tyler, Morgan and Makenzie. met so many wonderful people in the League." "We really didn't know what to expect Cari was familiar with Child Advocates as she had with Glitter & Gloss," said Cari. "But working on served as a Hostess, a House Captain, and eventually, as a the ball was a different story." Cari signed on as co-chair Neighborhood Chair for the CASA Christmas Home Tour for the 2008 event and devoted months to organizing one of which she has done each year since 2005. But, she decided to the FBJSL's largest annual events. Two weeks prior to the follow her friend's advice and served on the committee for the event, the co-chairs lost some key committee members and League's first Glitter & Gloss event. Cari was put in charge volunteering for the event became a 24 hour a day job. "The of the luncheon tickets. "I really didn't know anything about last two weeks, I literally spent the entire day and much of the the job, but I was willing to learn," recalled Cari. "Thank God evening with my co-chairs," recalled Cari. "That was a really, for KK West because she really helped me that year. We were really trying time for my whole family." at Safari Texas until 2 am the morning before working on the Despite the long hours and the crazy schedule, the 2008 seating. I slept for maybe an hour, finished the place cards Charity Ball was a great success. "I couldn't have done the ball and went back to the event. I didn't know if I would ever do without the tremendous support of Scott, along with all three any event again after that!" of our kid's, patience," said Cari. "My family has been very Glitter & Gloss was extremely successful and. "At the supportive, and Scott attends every event I work on and does wrap-up party, I was asked to co-chair the Charity Ball," said whatever he can to help." Cari. "I said, `Are you kidding? Let me get over Glitter & From there, Cari tackled leadership positions in the Gloss!'" Cari went home and told Scott that she had already League's Sugar Plum Market where she has served for the past three years, the past two year as a co-chair. "I think my work with Sugar Plum is far from over," said Cari who plans to help lead the event for the next two years. "I really think that my next step is taking a class and becoming an advocate for Child Advocates. I really want to be involved with these kids." Over the years, raising money for multiple charities, especially the ones serving children, has really touched Cari's heart. "Participating in the check presentations is so gratifying to me," said Cari. "If I can just help out a little bit, it's worth the hard work and long hours it takes organizing these events because I know the money is going to help so many in need." For devoting those long hours and sleepless nights all to benefit her community and for her passion for helping children, Fort Bend Focus Magazine is proud to honor Cari Middaugh as Cari with her children on a cruise in August 2010. a JEWEL of Fort Bend. FBF fort bend magazine � September 2011 26 Celebrating 22 Years in Sugar Land The Official Salon & Day Spa for Hair Styles and Make Up of the Hair Nails Skin Care Massage Body Treatments Full Body Hair Removal Specializing in Color Correction 281.980.5160 www.SalonEbenDaySpa.com 15510 Lexington Blvd., Ste. G � Sugar Land, TX 77478 (Between Williams Trace & Hwy 6) An Concept Salon & Day Spa Since 1989 www.fortbend .com � September 2011 � Give Gift Certificates 27 Jewel of Fort Bend Judy Schmid "I want people to know that I truly care about people, my community, my faith, family and country. I'm very much a patriot, and I love this area and the people here..." us until I was four years old. I thought my cousins were my brothers and sisters." Judy attended Lamar University and received degrees in physical education and biology. She later returned and became certified in mental retardation, as well as earned a masters degree in educational supervision. Judy began her career working in Beaumont, and one day her sister asked her to help out at a basketball tournament at the Beaumont State Center. "I couldn't understand how my sister could do it," said Judy. "It was very challenging working with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, but pretty soon, I found myself going more and more to the center and helping out." Judy's volunteerism led to a full-time job at the Beaumont State Center in the Recreation Department, and she set her mind to upgrading their programs. "At the time, Beaumont was one of only two community-based centers in Texas that served individuals with mental retardation," said Judy. At that time, only state supported schools served that population. While there, Judy began what would be a forty-year endeavor to change the system for the better. "Our goal was to create a system where we could put the mentally retarded in group homes and only have the most severely retarded at state schools," said Judy. "This was a much better alternative to serve this population, meet their needs and assimilate them into society." Over the past forty years, Judy is pleased that she has seen these changes put in place just as she had envisioned, and it's made a significant impact and improvement on the mentally retarded. Of course, this small but mighty Texas girl had a hand in seeing these changes come to fruition. In 1972, Judy published a book as a curriculum guide for teaching basic skills, and later moved to a private company in Wharton that had a 106 bed facility for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. There, she faced quite a battle on behalf of her children with the school board. Public schools are responsible for providing education for every child regardless of their level. Wharton's school district continued on page 30 I n Texas, everything is known for being big, and we all know that Texas women live up to that motto. They give big, they care big and they volunteer in a big way. Above all else, Texas women are resourceful, spunky and frankly, a force to be reckoned with. That's certainly true of JEWEL of Fort Bend Judy Schmid� a Texas girl born and raised � who is an educator, author and advocate with a heart and a will to give � as big as the state itself. For over forty years, Judy has been giving to her Texas community. While she's lived many places, she's never lived outside of the Lone Star state, and she can't remember a time when she didn't volunteer. She grew up in Port Arthur, and her parents were active volunteers in their church always helping neighbors, family and friends. "People took care of each other when I was growing up," recalled Judy. "We didn't have all of these services then. Families and neighbors helped each other out. It was just part of my life growing up." As a young girl, Judy was involved in Camp Fire Girls, National Honor Society, and of course, church. Her parents instilled the virtue of giving leading by example. "Before I was born, my mother's sister became ill, and she had a husband and three children. My daddy got my uncle a job, and he fixed up the upstairs for their family. They lived with fort bend magazine � September 2011 28 Your Ultimate Destination for Beauty and Wellness We congratulate all of the wonderful Fort Bend Jewels. We appreciate all that you do for our community. 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"Wharton was the last hold out in the state," said Judy. "I had 106 children, and out of those 106, the Wharton school district would take only one Judy and Mike Schmid child. They wouldn't serve the other 105 because their parents did not live in Wharton. The children were living in Wharton, but the district refused service because their parents did not." When told by the district that they didn't have to take the children because their lawyers said they didn't have to take them, the battle was on. "I told the school board you better get yourself another lawyer." Judy's battle helped pave the way for the Texas Education Agency's mandate stating that all public schools serve all children where they lived regardless of where their parents resided. While in Wharton, Judy met a man who would change her life doing of all things, volunteering. "Every year our company hosted an event to give back to a community organization, and that year, they picked the Ronald McDonald House," said Judy. Naturally, Judy was in charge of the event, and a McDonald's from Rosenberg got on board to help out. The event was in the parking lot of a strip mall complete with a marching band and radio station remote. "I had just finished an interview with the radio station when a big gust of wind came up," recalled Judy. "The band's sheet music started blowing away. I ran over to pick up the music, tripped over some wires and fell flat on my face!" The owner of the Rosenberg McDonald's took notice and came to her rescue. "Mike always says that I fell for him!" "Mike and I went out that night, and we've been together ever since," said Judy. "Both of us have always tried to give back to our community so it's perfect that we met when we were working at a fundraising event." Though the Schmid's have only lived in Fort Bend for eight years, they have been supporting the community for 36 years both through their business and personally. They own seven McDonald's in Fort Bend, and Judy volunteered for the Richmond State School for 30 years serving as president fort bend Clockwise from top left: Pictured with Santa are Granddaughters Cassey and Samantha with Tracey and son Mark; Ashleigh and Michael, children of son Jay and Amanda; Son Kevin with wife Kim and their sons Collin and Conner. of their Volunteer Services Council, co-chairing their annual gala and receiving the award for Outstanding Volunteer. She worked professionally at the school for almost 13 years, and in 1994, she "quit her paying job" to focus on her grandchildren. "I never thought I would be working with the mentally retarded," said Judy. "But my work at the Richmond State School has meant so much to me." Judy has been involved with the Ronald McDonald House Charities since 1990 helping raise money for much-needed facilities for families with sick and needy children in the areas of health and education. And her children, have followed in their mother and father's footsteps. "We've always instilled the importance of helping your fellow man to our kids," said Judy. "Our kids all have the same philosophy that we do. They know everything that Mike and I do for our community, and they're pretty proud of that. They have followed the example." That example includes more than community volunteerism. The Schmid's family of four children grew unexpectedly when a friend of Judy's died suddenly. She left a fifteen-year-old son who needed both help and a family. "I saw something in Jay," said Judy. "He was always getting little jobs, always helping his neighbors. I knew that he needed us." Mike and Judy became Jay's guardian, and he moved in. Today, he has two children and is considered as the Schmid's third son. "I am Nana to his two children," said Judy. "That was the greatest gift that my friend could ever give me because I would have never had those two grandkids without her." This JEWEL says she's at a place in life where she wants to be. "I want people to know that I truly care about people, my community, my faith, family and country. I'm very much a patriot, and I love this area and the people here. Mike and I are a team, and it is our pleasure to give back to our community especially working with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Working with them has truly been an inspiration to me." For her gift to inspire big, to give big and to care big, Fort Bend Focus Magazine is proud to honor a small but mighty Texas woman with a heart as big as the state � Judy Schmid � as a JEWEL of Fort Bend. FBF magazine � September 2011 30 One Vision. One Mission. Enriching Lives. Texas Direct Auto Salutes the Jewels of Fort Bend Jewels of Fort Bend! SELL US YOUR CAR There's an easier way to sell your car. WE PAY MORE. WE PAY TODAY. Fast. Easy. Fun. Yes! It's true. 12053 SW Freeway, Stafford Texas 77477 � 281-499-8200 www.fortbend .com � September 2011 31 Jewel of Fort Bend Lucia Street "I have to be trying to do something worthwhile. I really do want to make a difference, and I couldn't just sit around and play when I know there are things that need to be done." W hen I talked with JEWEL of Fort Bend Lucia Street, I knew that she had retired from the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County after serving for thirteen years as their Executive Director, and of course, that she still was very involved in community service as a volunteer. What I didn't realize, this JEWEL explained to me as she was putting the finishing touches on a grant for her latest volunteer endeavor, was that Lucia was not only still involved in community service, but that she still takes on leadership roles in causes close to her heart � causes like ACHIEVE Fort Bend County � where she currently serves as president, spokesperson and yes, chief grant writer. Not surprising at all once you get to know this JEWEL of Fort Bend. Service is literally in Lucia's DNA as she not only grew up with community service in San Angelo, she has continued the tradition of giving throughout her life. "I remember taking food to families with my mother and helping her carry it in," recalled Lucia. "We were always doing service projects through the church � collecting coats, distributing food. Both of my parents taught Sunday School, and they had me working at Vacation Bible School from a very young age." fort bend Lucia continued her focus on community service while attending Trinity University in San Antonio where she graduated with a degree in religious education. "I wanted to be a minister, but of course, I couldn't because at that time, women weren't encouraged to do that." But that didn't stop Lucia from pursuing her passion. After she graduated, Lucia directed education programs at churches combining her two loves: religion and education. Lucia credits her experience at Trinity University for inspiring her to continue community service as a young adult. "Trinity was a wonderful school. Perhaps when you grow up with community service as a priority, you might change your ideas when you go away, but Trinity really encouraged students to participate in volunteerism before community service in colleges was really cool. It was a wonderful way for me to keep volunteering. It was just natural." Community service, and of course, an education, were not the only things that Trinity University gave to Lucia. While there, she met her husband of 52 years, Larry. "My very first day at Trinity, we were standing in a reception line to meet the president," recalled Lucia. "Larry and his dad were standing in front of me, and his dad accidentally stepped on me. He turned around to apologize and introduced our families." After that chance meeting, Larry and Lucia dated throughout college and when they graduated, they married in August and moved to Houston. Lucia worked in religious education at two Presbyterian churches before her children, Lyle and Lauren, were born, and when Lyle started first grade in Sugar Land, so did Lucia. In 1972, she helped develop the 1 to 1 Tutoring Program at Lakeview and Dulles Elementary Schools to help children get off to a good start in their elementary years. "Every child needs someone who truly cares about them and elementary school is such an important foundation for children and their education," said Lucia. continued on page 34 magazine � September 2011 32 Imperial Performing Arts presents SEPTEMBER 2011 AT THE IMPERIAL THEATRE THE IMPERIAL GALLERY Artist Matt Manalo New Gallery Hours: Monday--Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For Information: Robyn Miller, Gallery Director 281.277.7452 / email@example.com presents Sugar Land Choral Society Rehearsals for Fall 2011 Semester Begin September 7 Fall Concert November 14-15 14For Information: Daniel Sigmon, Musical Director 713.553.5631 / firstname.lastname@example.org MISSOURI CITY BALLET presents Peter And The Wolf September 2011 More Information Coming Soon! For Information: Edward Crowell, Executive Director 281.277.7444 / email@example.com TICKETS AND INFO -- theimperial.org / 281.277.7444 www.fortbend .com � September 2011 33 Jewel of Fort Bend Lucia Street In her quest to support education, Lucia ran for and won a seat on the Fort Bend ISD School Board of Trustees and served as president of the Houston Junior Forum. The Forum sponsored a pre-school and a program for senior citizens which included life-long learning, and Lucia continues her service with the organization today. "All of my volunteer work really has The Street Family: Back row: Liz and Lyle a common thread of education and Street, Larry, Steve and Lauren Zarvos. Middle row: Caroline and Olivia Street and learning," said Lucia. "My hope and Lucia. Front row: Ava Street, Zachary and dream for the future is that every Alexa Zarvos. child would have the opportunity to succeed in school and in life." From the Commission of Adult 40's and 60's regretting not finishing Basic Education to Literacy Texas to school. They've shared what not the Fort Bend Regional Council, Lucia finishing did to their family and their continues her service as a board member life. If we could get more students Larry and Lucia Street to several organizations. Her thirteen years to finish high school and help them of service to the Literacy Council of Fort Bend understand how important it is to their future ended in 2005 with her retirement from the agency. � and to the community because of the economic "I just failed retirement," said Lucia who remains as impact � it could make a big difference." active as ever in the community. "I have to be trying to ACHIEVE couldn't have a better advocate than this do something worthwhile. I really do want to make a former college cheerleader. In July, Lucia was interviewed difference, and I couldn't just sit around and play when I on Fox 26 News to help spread the word about the know there are things that need to be done." importance of staying in school. She shared that the Lucia's drive and can do spirit is evident in her newest average annual income for a dropout is almost $10,000 less cause: ACHIEVE Fort Bend. Committed to dropout than that of a high school graduate, and these dropouts are prevention and recovery, Lucia is one of the founding three times more likely to live in poverty. "Our schools are members of ACHIEVE. "I feel so passionate about swamped due to the cuts in education," explained Lucia. ACHIEVE having talked to so many people in their 20's, "Kids need someone who will truly care about them and their future. Those of us in the community need to step up and fill in some of those gaps." Stepping up and filling in the gaps is all in a day's work for Lucia. And why does this JEWEL give so much? "I really do feel like I have been blessed, and someone who has been blessed really needs to return some of that to the community. If I can scrub a floor, move a table or tote a box, I can contribute. It's just so natural for me, I don't even think about it � I just do it." Fortunately for Fort Bend, Lucia can � and has done � much more than simply tote a box. For her willingness to give, her ability to create a worthwhile, effective organization from the ground up and her steadfast support of education, Fort Bend Focus Magazine is proud to honor Lucia Street as a JEWEL of Fort Bend. FBF Lucia with Former President George H. W. 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To purchase tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or for more information 35 on Finance Provided by RBC Wealth Management and H. H. "Will" Hardee, AWM � Financial Advisor Crisis du Jour G iven the current situation in Washington D.C., I thought this might be a good time to update our investment outlook since I wrote "Storm Flags Flying" in June. What's changed? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! We have been expecting an unpredictable summer and that's what we've gotten. Just like hurricane season, it's next to impossible to predict when and where a storm will hit. Therefore, a prudent person buys bottled water, candles, flashlights, canned food, etc. not knowing if they will need them. We have done the same in our portfolios by increasing money market balances, owning precious metals, CDs, municipal bonds, master limited partnerships, etc. We plan for the worst and hope for the best. Every crisis is different, yet every crisis is the same. They are different in that the cause usually doesn't repeat itself. Recent examples are: Y2K, 9/11/2001, Enron (2002), Bear Sterns (2007), Lehman Brothers (2008), Bank Crisis of 2009, and the Debt Ceiling of 2011. All of these examples had different root causes. They are the same in that they evoke confusion and panic which almost always leads to fear. When emotions drive investment decisions, you can almost count on the wrong outcome. In my 36 years of investing, there have been multiple times when "the world was ending." I know I'm being melodramatic, but that's where the opportunities also exist. We don't have a crystal ball and have never been able to forecast outcomes. I doubt if we can do that now. However, we have a track record of successfully navigating through these crises. It takes years to earn someone's trust and confidence. It takes a nanosecond to lose it. We do not take this responsibility lightly. We will endeavor to navigate our way through this storm and future storms always remembering to do so in our clients' best interests. Call 713-853-0879 or visit www. HardeeInvestmentGroup.com for additional resources on the Hardee Investment Group and to learn about the various services the Team provides. The views presented herein are solely those of H.H. "Will" Hardee, and do not necessarily represent the views of RBC Wealth Management. Current status of issues discussed in this letter is subject to change based upon market conditions and industry fundamentals. Clients should work with their Financial Consultant to develop investment strategies tailored to their own financial circumstances. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The name Hardee Investment Group refers to a group of Financial Consultants working in the Houston, Texas office of RBC Wealth Management. The Hardee Investment Group is not a separate legal or corporate entity. 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A situation gets out of hand at the Rusty Nail, the local saloon, and Edith finds herself with Jacob and an unborn baby, alone and wondering what to do and where to go next. We jump ahead a handful of years to discover Edith has had a witty and charming daughter, Sissy (Grace Powell), who plays the perfect sidekick to her son, the lonely and disturbed Jacob. He loves his sister more than anything and she, as the Travis Hester and Dustin Lane in Jacob. Grace Powell as Sissy in Jacob. Photos by Stacy Davidson, courtesy of Odyssee Pictures younger sibling, is often the defacto parent to Jacob - praising him when he is good and scolding him when warranted. Since the death of her husband, Edith has become attached to Otis (Larry Wade Carrell), an unbelievably crude and abusive individual that doesn't care much for kids, let alone the two he has living with him. When Sissy is tragically murdered by Otis, Jacob loses the last remnant he had to reality and goes on a maniacal killing spree, exorcising his vengeance on anyone and anything that gets in his way. Filmed entirely on location in Houston, much of it in Fort Bend, director Larry Wade Carrell pro- vides an interesting glimpse into the mind of a pure schizophrenic. The film comes out of the gate with impressive speed and with some casting surprises that will leave many in awe. The cinematography is simply beautiful, a fact that isn't surprising when you notice Houstonian Stacy Davidson was behind the lens. The cast is down right perfect, starting with the selection of young Grace Powell as Sissy. Powell provides the power and presence on the big screen unlike any other child actor I have seen since Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine). The chemistry between Powell and Dylan Horne (Jacob) is incredible, and the interactive relationship between Grace and her mother will bring tears to your eyes. The power of successful casting is clearly evident between the rest of the players, particularly those in supporting roles such as Leo D. Wheeler and Larry Wade Carrell, both of whom represent the law enforcement officers in the film. Jacob isn't a mindless slasher film at all, quite the contrary. In the vein of the classic film Of Mice and Men, Jacob is a tale from the heart that tells the story of the unrequited love of a brother and a sister. The film tugs at your heartstrings and dares you to not feel emotion. Powerfully gripping from beginning to end, Jacob is arguably the strongest independent film to come out of Texas in over a decade. H Jacob Starring: Grace Powell & Larry Wade Carrell Director: Larry Wade Carrell Company: 20th Century Fox Now Showing: At Splatterfest on September 30th MPAA Rating: NR Grade: A Nick Nicholson is the Film and Entertainment Critic for CNN Radio, the Fort Bend Star, Fort Bend Focus, Pearland Focus as well as Focus on Women. In addition, his reviews can be seen and heard in numerous other print/media outlets in Texas and Oklahoma. Mr. Nicholson is in great demand as a speaker to both public and civic organizations on the subject of film and the entertainment industry. He is the co-founder of the Houston Film Critics Society and is currently the President of the organization. fort bend magazine � September 2011 38 The MOST Complete ORTHOPEDIC CARE for FORT BEND COUNTY Christopher K. Smith, M.D. Adult&PediatricOrthopedics Jeffrey B. Wood, M.D. Diseases&DeformitiesoftheSpine Kenneth M. Renney, M.D. SportsMedicine Mark W. Maffet, M.D. Carl A. 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Phan, M.D. 1201 Brooks Street Sugar Land, TX 77478 281-494-MOST (6678) MethodistOST.com Go to our website now to make an appointment by using your smartphone QR reader. By Nick Nicholson pled with the low budget, the fact there was virtually no preproduction and that the picture was shot in 12 days makes this feat even more remarkable. The enigmatic Biehn obviously learned a thing or two from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez about pacing and how to keep the attention of the auRyan Honey and Denny Kirkwood in The Victim. dience. Like a heavyweight fight, the story lands punch after punch, rarely allowing you to take in a breath to recover. The chemistry between Biehn and Blanc is tremendously strong. Denny Kirkwood and Ryan Honey portray their roles with the gusto of used car salesman. Every time they hit the screen, they ooze sleeze. Ryan Honey, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Michael Biehn. I would be remiss if I didn't also point out the chemistry between JenBiehn's film begins simple enough. nifer Blanc and Danielle Harris is enough You have best pals Annie (Jennifer Blanc) to put steam into a man's stride. The film and Mary (Danielle Harris) looking for an provides suspense unlike any other that I exciting dating experience with two local have seen in the past year. With all the law enforcement officers (Ryan Honey subtlety of a kick to the groin, The Victim and Denny Kirkwood) that soon leads is a roller coaster ride of emotion and plot them into a situation of life and death. As twists that will keep you guessing all the expected, something happens and Annie way to the end. Bottom line is this: If any finds herself running for her life. She of your theater going friends tell you they comes across a cabin in the middle of noguessed the ending, call them liars right where (think the unibomber) and meets now. Pay attention! The Victim is a film the reclusive Kyle (Michael Biehn). Kyle definitely worth checking out. H is just a man who wants to be alone and live in circumstances that he can control - a true obsessive compulsive who works The Victim and thinks best away from the dramatic Starring: Michael Biehn, Jennifer hustle and bustle of the city. Then comes Blanc and Danielle Harris the knock at the door. Obviously torn beDirector: Michael Biehn tween the uncomfortable feeling he gets Company: Blanc/Biehn Productions from his intrusive visitor and his own Now Showing: Local Area Theaters disdain for law enforcement, Kyle must MPAA Rating: NR decide who to believe in this psychological Grade: A thriller. Photos by Nate Rollo, The Victim is surprisingly good. Coucourtesy of Blanc Biehn Productions S imply put, The Victim is a grindhouse film. Unless you were a theatergoer in the 60's and 70's, chances are you missed some of the most explosive and energetic films ever made. That time of both political and emotional unrest created the perfect opportunity for the law abiding folks of the country to go into a theater and watch things being blown up to blow off steam rather than going out and actually committing the acts. Sadly, the Hollywood folks let the grindhouse film genre fall into extinction shortly thereafter. Yes, you could say those under the age of forty-five missed it! Well, that is unless you are a fan of Robert Rodriguez. See, Rodriguez made revitalized the genre in 2007 with his Planet Terror and Death Proof double feature films. Michael Biehn starred in Death Proof and was so very impressed with the genre and the work of Robert Rodriguez, it served as his inspiration to write, direct and produce his own grindhouse film. Nick Nicholson is the Film and Entertainment Critic for CNN Radio, the Fort Bend Star, Fort Bend Focus, Pearland Focus as well as Focus on Women. In addition, his reviews can be seen and heard in numerous other print/media outlets in Texas and Oklahoma. Mr. Nicholson is in great demand as a speaker to both public and civic organizations on the subject of film and the entertainment industry. He is the co-founder of the Houston Film Critics Society and is currently the President of the organization. fort bend magazine � September 2011 40 INTERNATIONAL PREPARATORY SCHOOL InternationalPreparatorySchool.com Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade a exas te Gatherings with T Corpora Twang! Integrity, Honesty and Service to Others Available After School Programs: Homework Assistance � Art � Voice � Guitar Piano � Kid Fit � Math Club Chess Club After School Program available until 6:30 pm. KASMIR PHOTOS: ROY DISCOUNT! This year, Guy Lodge Hall is turning 100 years old! To celebrate its big birthday, book your event by December 31, 2011 and receive 25% off facilities! Once-a-Century Rodeos, Dance Hall, Hay Rides & More! 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Zaibaq & Associates Therapeutic Optometrists and Optometric Glaucoma Specialists 2 LOCATIONS 6305 Highway 6 Missour i City, Texas 5405 Highway 6, Suite 200 Missour i City, Texas www.Eyetrendstownsquare.com 281-265-2000 16200 City Walk Sugar Land, Texas 77479 We accept most medical & vision insurances 713-569-0041 OPEN EVERY DAY Mon-Sat 9am-6:30pm Sunday 11am-5pm www.fortbend .com � September 2011 41 Skeeters Name First Manager Former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti To Manage Sugar Land Team "I am thrilled to have this opportunity," Gaetti said. "I have always enjoyed the teaching and coaching aspect of the game. There is no better place to do that than right here in Fort Bend County. I'm excited about building winning tradition from day one. "This will be a tremendous platform for minor league baseball. This is going to be something new and fresh, and the Skeeters will bring a level of excitement to Sugar Land and the Houston area. This will be a real positive for baseball everywhere." During his Major League career, Gaetti played for six different teams: the Minnesota Twins (1981-90), California Angels (1991-93), Kansas City Royals (1993-95), St. Louis Cardinals (1996-98), Chicago Cubs (1998-99), and Boston Red Sox (2000). The two-time All-Star infielder (1988-89) won four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards (1986-89) and earned a spot on The Sporting News' Silver Slugger Team (1995). In 1987, he was named the American League Championship Series MVP, batting .300 with two home runs and five RBI, as he helped the Twins win their first-ever World Series championship. Gaetti ranks sixth all-time among third basemen with 360 career home runs, and he is one of 38 players all-time to record 2,200 hits (2,280) and 360 homers. He also moved into the Major League record books on July 17, 1990, when he initiated two triple plays for the Twins vs. Boston at Fenway Park. Following both the 1989 and 1990 seasons, he was named the league's best defensive third baseman by Baseball America. Gaetti found success in debuts. On Sept. 20, 1981, he became the 47th player to hit a home run in his first Major League at-bat. He also hit two home runs in the first game ever played in the Metrodome (April 6, 1982), and he was the first player ever to hit two home runs in his first two at-bats of postseason play in the 1987 ALCS vs. Detroit. From July, 2004 to July, 2006, Gaetti served as the Astros full-time hitting Gary Gaetti T he Sugar Land Skeeters today announced the hiring of former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti as the first manager in franchise history. The Skeeters � with Gaetti at the helm � will play its first game at StarTex Power Field in Sugar Land in April, 2012. Entering his 30th season associated with professional baseball as either a player or coach, Gaetti and his baseball operations staff will build the expansion Skeeters baseball squad from the ground up. With Opening Day at the state-of-theart StarTex Power Field fewer than nine months away, Gaetti begins his managerial role immediately. The Atlantic League will hold an expansion draft for the Skeeters in early 2012, and details to be announced at a later date. "We are thrilled to have Gary lead this ball club," said Matt O'Brien, President of the Sugar Land Skeeters. "We are confident that his leadership, Major League experience and impeccable knowledge of the game will represent the club and the community very well. "As a full-time Houston resident, Gary also will play a major role in the ball club's community outreach." A veteran of 20 Major League seasons, Gaetti welcomes this opportunity. Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson and Sugar Land Skeeters' President Matt O'Brien. ABOUT THE SUGAR LAND SKEETERS Set to debut in April 2012, the Skeeters will play in the $35 million-dollar StarTex Power Field, which is being constructed by the City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A. The Sugar Land Skeeters will play 70 regular season home games annually, starting with the 2012 season. Season tickets start at $575 per seating, an average of $8 per game. StarTex Power Field will play host to a multitude of other events, including football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading and band competitions, as well as concerts, group outings and scout sleep overs. Total stadium capacity will be approximately 7,500 for baseball (expandable to 10,000) and 10,000-plus in concert configuration. The Sugar Land Skeeters offices will be located at the new ballpark but are temporarily located at 16160 City Walk in Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Get your season ticket priority number today at www. SugarLandSkeeters.com or call 281.240.HITS (4487). fort bend magazine � September 2011 42 Same Location New Owner Sugar Land Skeeters' Manager Gary Gaetti. coach after serving three seasons in Houston's minor league system. Gaetti was Houston's hitting guru when the Astros played for the 2004 National League pennant and in 2005 when the Astros made their first-ever World Series appearance. Prior to his stint with the parent club, Gaetti coached the Astros' Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs for three seasons. Gaetti also spent two seasons (2007-08) for Tampa Bay's Triple-A affiliate Durham Bulls. Gaetti was selected in the first round (11th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in the June 1979 draft. He attended Lake Land Junior College and Northwest Missouri State University, and he was inducted into the NWMSU Hall of Fame in 2003. After making his professional debut in 1979, he earned Double-A All-Star honors in 1981 and finished fifth in AL Rookie of the Year voting in 1982. He played in all 162 games during the 1984 season, missing only eight innings; he batted a career high .301 in the 1988 campaign; his career-high 35 homers came in 1995 while playing with Kansas City; and he helped the Cardinals to the NLCS in 1996. Born on August 19, 1958, in Centralia, Ill., Gaetti and his wife, Donna, make their home in Houston with their daughter Gigi. Gaetti has two sons: Joseph and Jacob. Joe Gaetti was selected in the 12th round of the 2003 draft by the Colorado Rockies out of North Carolina State and played in the minor leagues in five different farm systems, including two separate stints with the Twins Double-A club, the New Britain Rock Cats. Joe spent 2010 playing for the Atlantic League's Lancaster Barnstormers. H Photos by Nesossi Studios Serious Fun Full Girls and Boys Programs. Professional sta to t all levels of fun and competition! USA Gymnastics Competitive Men's and Women's Teams. DANCE Classes � Ballet � Hip-Hop � Jazz � Modern � Tap � Zumba � � � � � Birthday Parties Summer Camp Tumbling for Cheerleading Moms & Tots classes Karate Classes (4yrs & up) 16215 Lexington Blvd. (Behind First Colony Mall) � www.sugarlandgymnastics.com 281-240-0999 NEW LOCATION www.fortbend .com � September 2011 43 Focus CareS Mary Ann Geist Wellsprings Village Volunteer Extraordinaire! Mary Ann Geist, a retired nurse, moved to Missouri City 16 years ago from Buffalo, New York. Soon after her arrival, she was introduced to Wellsprings Village, where she has been a dedicated volunteer ever since. Wellsprings Village is a transitional residence program for homeless and abused women. Many of the women have been incarcerated or are in recovery from addictions. The Village provides a safe, growth-filled environment to empower these women to become economically and emotionally self-sustaining, contributing members of society. Mary Ann has filled an essential role for Wellsprings Village by helping gather furnishings, linens and kitchenware to prepare the homes in the Village for the residents, and she has assisted at all receptions and holiday parties. Since moving to Quail Valley, she has worked on all events held to raise money for the Wellsprings Program, which have included fashion shows, parties, golf tournaments, garage sales, plant sales, and galas. She has cochaired several of the galas and walked serves on the Board of Directors of Wellsprings Village and was recently elected President of the Wellsprings Guild, a support and fund-raising auxiliary. Mary Ann also finds time to generously volunteer at St. Laurence Church as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and Elementary School Catechist. She's a member of the St. Laurence Ladies' Guild and Pastoral Care Ministry at Sugar Land Methodist Hospital. She's also a member of Sugar Land Christian Women's Connection and is a Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels volunteer. Without the thousands of hours volunteers give to our non-profit community, those in need could not receive the help they do. For the faithful service of Mary Ann Geist, and our many other volunteers, Wellsprings Village is most grateful! For volunteer opportunities at Wellsprings Village, contact Valerie Beckham, 713-529-6559, ext. 106, or www.WellspringsVillageInc.org. For other volunteer opportunities in Fort Bend County contact Volunteer Fort Bend, 281-340-1919, or visit www.VolunteerFortBend.org. H FORT BEND Mary Ann Geist her feet off yearly soliciting for program booklet ads and silent auction items � all of which directly benefit the Wellsprings Village women. Additionally, Mary Ann For the faithful service of Mary Ann Geist, and our many other volunteers, Wellsprings Village is most grateful! Doesn't your smile deserve a specialist's care? People seeking cosmetic or reconstructive dental work should do research before making a decision in order to ensure proper care. As ADA recognized specialists, Prosthodontists are qualified to offer service in state-of-the-art procedures and techniques, such as: cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, complete and removable partial dentures, replacing lost or loose teeth, jaw joint problems (TMD), traumatic injuries, snoring and sleep disorders, oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care. Replacing missing, discolored teeth! before after STUART RIMES, DDS, MS 281-313-1565 Restore your smile with cosmetic dentistry! CROWNS, IMPLANTS, COSMETIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY BOARD CERTIFIED PROSTHODONTIST 15958 CITY WALK, SUITE 230 � SUGAR LAND, TX 77479 www.RimesDDS.com � e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org before after Actual Patients fort bend magazine � September 2011 44 at Sienna Village Primary and Specialty Medicine Family Medicine General Medicine Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine Heritage Baptist Church a place to call home Schedule of Services SUNDAY Sunday School................. 9:30am Sunday AM Worship ..... 10:45am Bible Classes ................... 6:05 pm Sunday PM Worship ..... 7:00 pm WEDNESDAY Bible Study...................... 7:00pm Awana Bible Clubs .......... 7:00pm Pouran Yousefi, MD Carman Whiting, MD Ashish Asawa, MD � Preventive Care � Immunizations � Annual physical exams � Chronic and acute illness Faith Atai, MD � Chronic and acute health � problems � Cognitive evaluation � Functional assessments � Medication reviews � Symptom control � Well woman examinations � Routine, annual or sports � physicals � Chronic disease management � Pediatric and adolescent care � Acute/ same day care Cardiology & Non-Invasive Imaging Simbo Chiadika, MD � Cardiology consultation � Nuclear cardiology � Stress testing � Echocardiograms � Vascular studies � Holter monitoring Open Mon, (7am Thurs, / Sat (8am � 1pm) Open Mon � Fri Tues, � 6pm) Fri (8am - 6pm) Wed (8am - 7pm) / Sat to learn about Call for an appointment or(8am - Noon) Call for an appointment or to learn about many other specialists in the clinic many other specialists in the clinic Next to HEB in the Sienna Village Shopping Center 8810 Highway 6, Suite 100 713-486-1200 www.UTPhysicians.com/SiennaVillage Change Your Body, Change Your Life SEPTEMBER SPECIAL Botox� $11/unit (minimum purchase 20 units) Offers valid until 09/30/2011. 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Check out our other specials on our website at www.javanimedspa.com. 281.491.1151 | 3527 Hwy. 6, Ste. 250, Sugar Land, TX 77478 | E-mail: email@example.com | www.javanimedspa.com www.fortbend .com � September 2011 45 FORT BEND NEW NEIGHBORS Raising the Bar... Introducing Sugar Land Gymnastics And Dance!!! Sugar Land Gymnastics & Dance (formerly Bill Austin's Gymnastics & Dance) is now open for classes. With new ownership comes a new focus and a highly energized approach to gymnastics in our community � we're raising the bar! We take our gymnastics and dance programs VERY seriously, and we thank you for the opportunity to work with your kids. Each and every student in our program is special and appreciated. It is an honor and a privilege to instruct and train them during these developmental years. Our new Preschool and Recreational Program is all about how to learn gymnastics and have FUN!!! It starts with toddlers (mom & me) programs for kids ages 18 months to 2-1/2 years. Then, we have the tiny tots, ages 2-1/2 to 3-1/2, and the super tots, ages 3-1/2 to 4 years. And of course, we have bunches of gymnastics and dance classes for kids 4 � 14. Our competitive dance programs will feature Ballet, Jazz, Creative Movement, and Hip Hop. If high school cheerleading or drill team squads are your thing, our tumbling classes can get you to where you want to be. Our new, philosophy with our competitive boy's and girl's teams is also about FUN. Of course, we still have to set challenging goals, and follow through with the dedication and hard work to achieve them. These teams will define our success. It's a whole new game... Let us help you "raise the bar" for your child. The NEW Sugar Land Gymnastics and Dance. For more information, please call 281-240-0999. H Surveillance Private Investigator New to Community DCI Resources, Inc. is a fully insured, licensed, private investigation firm (A-09214) that has previously focused solely in the field of background investigations for employees for your home or business,. Now, DCI is pleased to announce that their private investigative services have expanded into the field of undercover surveillance for the Sugar Land and Fort Bend County area by offering a new surveillance investigator. Michelle, our new surveillance investigator, is a native Texan and has been a part of the Sugar Land Community since 1999. You can be assured your cases will always be handled professionally, ethically and tenaciously with her on your team. We understand our client's need for privacy, and every discussion you have with our investigators is held in the strictest confidence. Whether your concerns are what your teenagers may be up to, what your spouse is doing during those long hours in the office, what your employees are doing on their work computers, or if your ex-spouse is following the child custody arrangements, DCI can provide you with answers. With the ability to travel to remote locations in a timely and cost effective manner, Michelle is experienced in working difficult cases through various investigative techniques. She works from a retainer basis and charges by the hour and mileage, plus all expenses incurred. She also offers consulting sessions for those that would like to perform the investigations themselves, and rents surveillance equipment with instructions on the legal use of them. If you need surveillance involved investigation, Michelle can be reached at (281) 773-6938 or firstname.lastname@example.org. H Prmrs_64004_7.25 x 3.125 - Ad #1056 - THIS AD CAN NOT BE EDITED an trust. ccreditation you c A gy mputer Technolo Music, Spanish, Co ching staff Degreed lead tea accredited by CITA organization to be s the rst preschool ional accreditation. Primrose Schools wa standard in educat d is considered the gol the country, (SACS CASI), which 000 schools across r 13, y that accredits ove This is the same bod es. universiti ools, colleges, and including K-12 sch ildren for school-age ch School programs Before and After Educational Child Care for Infants through Private Kindergarten and After School 4605 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.primrosefirstcolony.com Primrose School of First Colony 281.565.2707 Each Primrose School is privately owned and operated. Primrose Schools and The Leader in Educational Child Care are trademarks of Primrose School Franchising Company. �2011 Primrose School Franchising Company. All rights reserved. 64004_Prmrs_LocalAd_ID_1056.indd 1 fort bend magazine � September 2011 46 1/12/11 4:18 PM HEADLINERS Send your news via www.FortBendFocus. com. Deadline for submission is on or before the 10th of the month for the next month's publication. All submissions are subject to the publisher's approval, editing and space availability. Specialist in dentistry for children from 6 months to 17 years of age Friendly, gentle and caring staff Offering Oral and I.V. Sedation Now offering reversal to dental numbness Most major insurances accepted Ask About NO INTEREST PAYMENT PLANS S� Habla Espa�ol FORT BEND Riverstone Slates October 15 Heart and Sole 5K and Boo Bash Sponsorships are available for Riverstone's annual Heart and Sole 5K Run and Walk set for Saturday, Oct. 15. The event benefits Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels which provides services to more than 1,000 seniors daily. The race begins at 8 a.m., with racers following a certified course through Riverstone. Racers, supporters and the general public are invited to the postrace Boo Bash, which will include midway games with prizes, an inflatable obstacle course, dunking booth, highstriker game to test strength and more. Children and adults can vie for top honors in a costume contest and two disc jockeys will keep the atmosphere lively. Food will be available on-site for purchase. Last year, approximately 200 people raced in Riverstone's inaugural event raising $4,000 for Second Mile Mission, another Fort Bend-based charity. "We hope to top last year's results with more runners and more money raised for a good cause," said Riverstone's lifestyle director Melanie Rush�, who is organizing the event. Several sponsorship levels are available, including Ghostbusters, a $500 sponsorship; Spooktacular sponsors, $250; Boo-tiful sponsors, $150; R.I.P. (Really Important People), $100; and Sweet Treats, $50. Sponsors already on board are Texas Running Company and Elements Massage. Heart and Sole registration is now open. For more information, visit www. riverstone.com or phone Rush� at 713817-6427. Headliners continued on page 49 Cool Braces! Now Offering Orthodontic Services! Accessorize for Less! Why Drive to Harwin? Hats Handbags Silicon Bras Costume Jewelry Wedding Accessories Trendy Accessories And Much More! L&M Trading, Co. 6302 Hwy 6 South, Ste. M Missouri City, TX 77459 281-499-0936 Mon-Sat 10am - 7pm Bring This Coupon And We Will Take 3291 E. Broadway St. Pearland, TX 77581 281-485-4552 Mon-Sat 10am - 7pm $ www.lmtradingus.com � Retail/Wholesales Welcome (Tax I.D. Required) www.fortbend .com � September 2011 Not Available for Wholesale. 1 Coupon Per Customer. Not combined with any other offers. Exp. 9/30/11 5 OFF Purchase of $30 Or More 47 The 2011 Fort Bend County Fair Queen Candidates: Front row: Kaylee Mikolas, Kasey Bronsell, Myranda Melchor, Bailey Blasingame and Caitlin Herrera. Back row: Kirstie Land, Shelbie Ingram, Alicia Ortiz, Anyssa Silva and Kathryn Thompson. T Wade Henry Show will be a new addition to the Fair. For a complete schedule, please visit www.fbcfa.org. This year, ten lovely young ladies will be competing for the title of Fort Bend County Fair Queen. They are already hard at work selling fair tickets to help earn them scholarship money. The contestants can be found selling tickets at various locations throughout the county or you can purchase tickets online for your favorite candidate at www.fbcfa.org. A tenth day is being added to this year's fair. The gates will be open on Sunday, October 2nd and a PRCA Bull Bash with mutton bustin' will be held in the rodeo arena. Country Legend Johnny Rodriquez will close out the 2011 Fair. The Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo offers entertainment and competitions for all ages. There are many special activities for the children including Student Fun Day, Coloring Contest, Talent Contest, McDonald's Show, Stick Horse Rodeo and Children's Tractor Pull. For the young at heart, Senior Citizens' Day is scheduled for Monday, September 19th. The grills will be heating up on September 30th and October 1st as teams compete in the BBQ Cookoff in hopes of taking home the Grand Champion award as top cook. It is time to dust off those hats, shine those boots and make plans to head to the Fort Bend County Fair. Everyone is invited to help us celebrate our diamond anniversary � 75 Years � What A Ride! For more information on the Fort Bend County Fair and tickets, visit www.fbcfa. org or call 281-342-6171. H he 75th Annual Fort Bend County Fair opens to the public on Friday, September 23rd and runs through Sunday, October 2nd. There are some new events � and some returning activities � to help celebrate the Diamond Anniversary. Themed 75 Years � What A Ride, thousands of spectators will line the streets as the Fair officially kicks off with the parade that travels from Richmond to Rosenberg at 9:00 am on September 23rd. In 1933, Dr. Cecil Greer and a group of friends formed the Fort Bend County Fair Board of Directors. The first Fort Bend County Fair was held October 6-8, 1933 and has become a tradition for the past 75 years. The original Fairgrounds were located between Richmond and Rosenberg on the property now occupied by Fiesta on Avenue H. In 1974, the Fairgrounds moved to the existing location on State Highway 36 just south of U.S. Highway 59 in Rosenberg. During World War II, no fair was held because the fairgrounds became the site of a prisoner of war encampment. Fairgoers will be treated to outstanding rodeo action, livestock shows, carnival, exhibits and great entertainment. Slated to appear on the Brazos Stage are Stoney LaRue, Bart Crow Band, Roger Creager, Cody Johnson Band, Brandon Rhyder, Rich O'Toole, Sunny Sweeney, Josh Thompson and Kevin Fowler to name a few. Returning again for its second year is The Rapture Project � Birds of Prey. The fort bend magazine � September 2011 Scheduled to appear on the Brazos Stage is Stoney LaRue. 48 Headliners continued from page 47 Remember these jeans? Do they fit like this?... We can fix that! FACIAL SURGERIES BREAST AUGMENTATION Wende Lewis-Buckley, Executive Director, PCD Management LLC; Catherine Kubala-FBJSL President; Shana Sonnier, Marketing and Event Manager, Sugar Land Town Square and Elizabeth Butler, FBJSL Director of Community Relations. BREAST REDUCTION TUMMY TUCK LIPOSUCTION BOTOX & FILLERS Fort Bend Junior Service League to Participate in Sugar Land Town Square's Restaurant Week The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is thrilled once again to be selected as a recipient of part of the proceeds of Sugar Land Town Square's Restaurant Week. Money received will be added to FBJSL's Community Assistance Fund (CAF) from which grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to nonprofit organizations serving Fort Bend County. Returning for a third year, Restaurant Week will start with a kick-off event on Saturday, October 8th called The Taste of Town Square where patrons will be encouraged to sample food from participating restaurants while strolling the Square and enjoying live music. The fun continues throughout the following week, October 9th � 15th, during which participating restaurants will offer three-course meals, with a portion of the proceeds donated to FBJSL. 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Wed: 9/28 Band Jr. Gordon Thur: 9/29 yder & Brandon Rh oole Rich O'T 1:00pm � 9:00pm AG'TIVITY BARN Where agriculture comes alive! to A School LL K `til 6pm ids Openin on g Day Changing Minds Foundation Golf Classic Tees Off October 28 Registration and sponsorships are now open for the 2nd Annual Changing Minds Foundation Golf Classic at the Wildcat Golf Club on October 28. Changing Minds Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports treatment and research for Down syndrome, the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder in the U.S. It was founded by Dr. Teresa Cody, of Cashion & Cody Family Dentistry, to support her son and others born with Down syndrome. In her quest to do all she could to help him, Dr. Cody worked with scientists and researchers to develop a treatment to help advance learning in those with Down syndrome. The Golf Classic is the largest single fundraiser for the organization and includes a full day of golf, lunch, dinner and a silent auction. Prizes are given for the longest drive, closest to the pin and the top three finishing teams. One of the highlights of the day is the Golf Ball Drop Contest when 2,000 golf balls are dropped from a helicopter over the driving range. Sponsor of the ball that lands in the hole, or closest to the pin, will win a trip to the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica. Cost to sponsor a golf ball is only $25 per ball. The event also needs corporate sponsors, which will include a team of golf and signage. Support continued research and education about Down syndrome treatment through involvement in the Golf Classic. For more information, visit www. changingmindsfoundation.org. w Acoustic Sho Sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Fort Bend County Fri: 9/30 1:00pm - 3:00pm Student Fun Day Activities Old Fashioned Fun & Games WIN A NEW BIKE & OTHER PRIZES Classic Pro Rodeo PRCA Championship Rodeo Nights September 30th & October 1st pson Josh Thom ney Sunny Swee & Sat: 10/1 r evin Fowle K PCRA Bull Riding Bash & Mutton Bustin' Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 WINE EVENT Sun: 10/2 quez ri Johnny Rod Grapes on the Brazos Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, 2011 & MANY OTHER GREAT BANDS! 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Jacqueline (Jacquie) Baly Chaumette Mayor Pro Tem At the City of Sugar Land's July 19 city council meeting, Jacqueline Baly Chaumette was unanimously elected as the new Mayor Pro Tem. She is a senior member of the City Council, currently serving her second term. As Mayor Pro Tem, Chaumette will act as Mayor during the absence of Mayor Thompson and has the power to perform every act the Mayor would perform if present. Chaumette is the second woman, youngest person and first black person to be appointed Mayor Pro Tem in the City's 52-year history. In May 2008, Chaumette won election to Sugar Land's City Council. Chaumette won her position on her inaugural run with over 69% of the vote. She was unopposed for her re-election bid in 2010. Away from Council, Chaumette is President and CEO of BalyProjects, LLC., where she counsels corporations on transportation, environmental and infrastructure policy issues. She is a former Commissioner of the Brazos River Authority, a statewide appointment she received from Governor Perry, where she represented Harris, Fort Bend and surrounding counties on water and wastewater issues. She has been featured on KUHF, KTRH, KTRK and several radio stations discussing policy matters. She also lectures on public policy and urban politics at the University of Houston. She and her husband, David, have two sons, Raphael and Alexandre. 281-261-3332 ICE CREAM! Push Cart Rentals! Great for Parties! � Blue Bunny � Good Humor � Blue Bell 281.499.9837 � www.southernicecreamtx.com 13755 Greenland Dr. � Bagged Ice & Dry Ice Available � Open 7 Days a Week Great Food, Wine & Friends Make Family! 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In lieu of the fashion shows and luncheons, the event will be adding vendor spaces and increasing the shopping opportunities for guests with more than 100 vendors. The 2011 Sugar Plum Market will feature a wide variety of new and returning vendors from across Texas. One very popular vendor returning to the market this year is Latte Tots. Jamie Rohlich of Latte Tots remarked, "Sugar Plum Market is my favorite market I do because everybody comes with their girlfriends ready to shop and have a fantastic time. Sitting: Mandy Vogt, Princess & Frogs; Lizz Sansone, ooh la lizz candles and gifts; Megan Harraman, The Festive Touch; Sharon Dimicelli, Simply Sassy Paper; Jamie Rohlich, Latte Tots. Standing: Jill Aycock, SPM Co-Chair; Cari Middaugh, SPM Co-chair; Karla Aranda, SPM Vendor Committee; Jana Baumann, SPM Co-Chair; Laura Taylor, SPM Co-Chair. The whole ambiance is fun and you forget you are there to work!" With the expanded vendor space, opportunities for additional vendors are still available. Not only have the shopping opportunities been expanded, but so have the Preview Night hours. Preview Night will be back for a second year with extended hours held on Thursday, November 3rd for all the early shoppers wanting to get a head start and have a night out with the girls. This year a special VIP hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. will be provided to all sponsors of the Market. For a $60 ticket, preview night shoppers get an exclusive night of shopping while tasting delicious samples from area restaurants. In addition, they will receive two drink tickets. The Preview Night Ticket is also good for readmission to the Market on Friday and Saturday for even more shopping. Individuals and businesses wishing to be featured in front of over 6,000 anticipated patrons may sponsor the Market as well as place advertisements in the program received by all attendees. 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As a private preschool, Kids `R' Kids focuses on building a sound foundation for life-long learners and they understand how important it is for students to be well prepared for the school year. Unfortunately, there are several families in our community that are unable to purchase supplies for their students, and Kids `R' Kids recognizes the need to ensure these students can start the year off right. Over the span of a month, the students and teachers at Kids `R' Kids collected enough donations. Kids `R' Kids greatly appreciates the hard work that went into providing these backpacks for Fort Bent students, and would like to thank the community contributors such as Old Hickory Inn, EmbroideMe of Sugarland, and K K & B. To find out more information, contact Erica at (281)261-6442 or email email@example.com. Headliners continued on page 55 www.fortbend The Andreason Law Firm Now you don't have to drive to Houston for experienced Estate Planning. Kurt M. 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The event features a silent auction, games on four holes, and prizes for "Best Decorated Cart," "Pinkest Dressed Lady" and "Pinkest Dressed Team." Individual registration is $75 and teams of four cost $300. Sponsorships are available and start at $200. For tournament registration, call Kathryn Anderson at 281-460-4290 or Colleen Wittoesch at 713-706-5645. For Sponsorship information, call co-chairs Barbara Montgomery at 713-898-3938 or Terri McCutcheon at 281-798-9300. To purchase a flag for the Pink Tribute Garden, call Barbara Rozell at 281-980-2244. Flags can be purchased to "Honor the Memory," "Encourage the Fight" or "Celebrate the Victory." Mercedes Benz of Sugar Land has generously donated a weekend car rental as an auction item. Pictured are Committee Members Linda English, Lisa Fredrickson, Krisann Nething, Peggy Jackson, Barbara Montgomery, Barbara Rozell, Kathryn Anderson and Nancy Wells. Not pictured is Terry McCutcheon. The Pink Tribute Garden honors family and friends who have battled or are battling cancer. Those interested in purchasing a flag for the tournament may do so on or before October 20th for $25. Fort Bend Junior Service League Sustainer's Annual Membership Coffee Mary Beth Lobin & Karen Shaw. Judy Madison & Mary Favre. Fran Steele & Betty Adams. Evelyn Traylor & Debbie Marcell. Lynn Halford & Laura Leatherwood. Linda Page & Cheryl Foster. Check out our selection of photos at www.FortBendFocus.com and have your photo made into a wonderful souvenir to commemorate the event. Only photos taken by Focus Magazine staff will be available. fort bend magazine � September 2011 54 Headliners continued from page 53 Billing and Collections | IT Services and Support EHR and Practice Management Software healthcare business solutions Your Solution to Revenue Cycle Management You want to help people live longer, healthier lives. Yet running a medical practice grows more complex everyday. 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Fort Bend Education Foundation Teams Up with Gattitown Fun Center for a MEGAFUN Back to School Event Join the Fort Bend Education Foundation September 20th and 21st at Gattitown Fun Center, 3412 Highway 6 South in Sugar Land for a Back to School Benefit. Gattitown is located between Williams Trace and Settlers Way on Hwy 6 South. The 57,000 square feet Gattitown includes an All You Care-to-Eat buffet featuring a variety of pizzas, pastas, a full salad bar and more, plus an expansive Midway arcade, VIP/birthday rooms, and attractions like bumper cars, indoor go karts, putt-putt golf, and mini bowling. Visit Gattitown at www.gattitownsugarland.com, or call (281) 313-0307. Fifteen percent of the proceeds each day, September 20th � 21st, will benefit the Fort Bend Education Foundation which provides opportunities to enrich and enhance the quality of education for all students in Fort Bend ISD through their grants to teachers and school programs. 10701 Corporate Drive, Ste. 228 Stafford, TX 77477 713-772-6690 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nath-mds.com Thomas P. Arnold, OD Melissa C. Moeller, OD and Associates Therapeutic and Pediatric Optometrists 15337 Southwest Frwy. Sugar Land, TX 77478 Williams Trace @ Hwy 59 www.2020sugarland.com 281-242-2020 Therapeutic and Pediatric Optometrists 8817 Hwy 6 Ste 100 Missouri City, TX 77459 Frank Lee, OD Mary Ghoubrial, OD, and Uyen Tran, OD Sienna Parkway @ Hwy 6 www.todaysvision.com 281-416-2010 Headliners continued on page 59 www.fortbend .com � September 2011 55 The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Meet Your Elected Officials Dianne Moore & James Patterson. Charlie Howard, Gary Gillen & Lee Duggan. (Front Row) Cynthia McConathy, Joe Sergura & Vincent Morales. (Back Row) Tom Suter, Juan Salazar, Dwayne Grigar & Bill Benton. Crystal Tyler, Daryl L. Smith & Mike O'Connell. Keri Schmidt, Gary Pearson & Grady Prestage. Oyster Creek Manor Meet and Greet Southminster School's Denim & Diamonds Gala Oyster Creek Manor, a state-of-the-art assisted living and memory care facility, hosted its first Meet & Greet for their guest HealthSouth. Attendees enjoyed snacks, cocktails and toured the building. Jeni Scarborough, Jenny Dinh, Lisa Collins & Michael Abdelsayed. Lawrence Ribbeck of Sugar Land brings new meaning to the phrase "diamond mine" as he scoops up a one-carat diamond at Southminster School's Denim & Diamonds Gala. The stone was provided by Diamond Cutters International, one of many sponsors that helped raise more than $100,000 for the school. Photo courtesy of Trish Badger Photography. Michael Abdelsayed, Natalie Rogers, Lisa Collins, Jenny Dinh, Mallory Evans & Jeni Scarborough. Check out our selection of photos at www.FortBendFocus.com and have your photo made into a wonderful souvenir to commemorate the event. Only photos taken by Focus Magazine staff will be available. fort bend magazine � September 2011 56 Blessed Be Hope for Three Autism Advocates Annual Luncheon Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland Benefiting Fort Bend County Charities Presented by Janice King, Sharon Wilson, Jill Curtis & Pat Somers. Preview Night $60 each Thursday, November 3rd: 6pm-10pm VIP Shopping: 5pm-6pm General Admission $10 each Friday, November 4th: 10am-9pm Saturday, November 5th:10am-5pm Stafford Centre 10505 Cash Road �Stafford, Texas Dewana Hill, Eric & Hope Montgomery, Darla Farmer & Jesse Collins. 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Y After School programs in the Stafford MSD and Lamar Consolidated ISD ensure a brighter future for your child. ymcahouston.org YMCA Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Everyone is welcome. New Board Members Kavita Self, Laura Thompson, Shannon Bloesch & Aaron Clark. text YMCAHouston to 41411 Not Just a stronger You, but a stronger Family. www.fortbend .com � September 2011 57 Texana Cooking Class Raises Funds For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society exana's Learning Center at Rosenberg's newly formed Cooking Class discovered that Sue Abke, a member of Texana's Supported Employment team, and is planning to run a � marathon in San Francisco to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Abke lost her daughter, Heather at the age of 23 to lymphoma it had been their dream that when Heather got better, they would run to raise money for LLS. As Heather's birthday would have been in October, what better way to honor her than to join 20,000 other women and race through the streets of San Francisco in Heather's memory, raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and helping to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure! When the Texana Cooking Class members and volunteers, Marilyn Ewing and Jeannette Reis, heard about what Sue was about to do, they decided they would help by organizing a Breakfast Taco Sale to donate to her run. Early on a Wednesday morning, the volunteers and a handful of clients arrived in the Learning Cen- T ter kitchen and got busy. Soon, a great smell permeated from the kitchen and the tacos, coffee and juice were ready, a line had already formed � Dianne Wilson, Fort Bend County Clerk was there to pick up an order for thirty-plus tacos for the County Offices. She later wrote, "Please express my thanks to all who cooked and prepared the tacos. They were delicious!" The Cooking Class learned a lot from their first Breakfast Taco Sale. The Texana clients learned how to make breakfast tacos, and they also learned about giving back and supporting others. They raised $97.00 within two hours. Manuel Lopez, learning Center Manager said, "As a nonprofit organization ourselves, we know how important it is for Texana to have support from the community; however, we also know that it is equally important to give back, which is why we encourage our clients to participate in fundraising and volunteering for other organizations. It also helps to fully integrate our clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the community." Sue Abke's goal is $3200 and to date, Texana Volunteer, Marilyn Ewing, shows her son, Rodney, how to crack the eggs for the Breakfast Tacos. she has raised over $1,000 through other fundraisers and raffles. She will also be walking in honor of Cory Morton, a 3rd grader from El Campo, her sister Jo Ann Dorr, and brother-in-law, Wayne Abke, who are all battling cancer. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is committed to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and helping patients and their families. If you would like to make a donation, mail checks or money orders made payable to the LLS to 2805 Madison Avenue, Rosenberg, Texas 77471. Color & Hi-Lites � Up-do's � Haircuts � Style � Brazilian Keratin Treatment (Formaldahyde Free) � Fusion Hair & Non-Heat Extensions Brazilian Keratin Treatment (Formaldahyde Free) Fusion Hair and Non-Heat Extensions Back to School Special before after $ 25 OFF -OR- Hair Extensions by Tara & Haircut $ 100 Partial Hi-Lites Tara by Christina or Brazilian Blowout by Christina before after Christina Saenz 713.385.4742 email@example.com New clients only. Must be presented at time of service. Valid only for use with stylist indicated. Expires September 30, 2011. 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Just some of the neighborhoods opening in Riverstone this year include Nandina, which features patio homes by Darling Homes on 65-foot properties; The Orchard, a wooded neighborhood with homes by David Weekley and Trendmaker; Shadow Glen, which features homes by Highland and Perry Homes; and Sweetbriar, a neighborhood of 55-foot homesites by Newmark Homes and Perry Homes. Silver Grove is Riverstone's newest neighborhood which offers semi-custom homes from Toll Brothers and Partners in Building. Other builders in Riverstone are Ashton Woods Homes, Coventry Homes, Meritage Homes and Westin Homes. Also in Riverstone are The Manors townhomes and custom builders Bayou Bend Homes, Christopher Sims Custom Homes, Peterson Homebuilders, Sterling Classic Homes and Westport. Prices are from the $200,000's to the millions. Also underway in Riverstone this year is the extension of University Boulevard which will connect Highway 6 and U.S. 59 when the segment opens late next year. 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Advertorial magazine � September 2011 68 Home Is Where Your Heart Is Sienna Plantation: Live Well, Play Hard and Have Fun Visit Sienna Plantation and experience a 7,000acre master-planned community nestled in a serene, wooded landscape in the heart of Fort Bend County. With three resort-style water parks and five highlyrated Fort Bend Independent School District schools, residents can have it all � the finest in family-friendly amenities and the best in neighborhood schools � in a variety of homes priced from the $170,000's to the millions by Houston's finest builders. Located conveniently off of Highway 6 minutes from the Fort Bend Parkway, you don't have to compromise quality or endure a long commute to live well, play hard and have fun in Sienna Plantation. With the opening of Fort Bend Independent School District's newest high school, Ridge Point High School, Sienna is now home to five highly-rated Fort Bend Independent School District campuses including two Exemplary-rated schools making the Johnson Development Corporation community more appealing than ever. With the addition of the $73 million dollar campus accommodating students 9th through 12th grades, Sienna residents can enjoy quality neighborhood education for children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Sienna boasts an impressive amenities list perfect for families including three resort-style water parks, two community pools, a lakeside amphitheater, lighted tennis courts, playgrounds, a championship golf course, a world-class fitness center and the Camp Sienna sports complex. Sienna's on-site Director of Recreation and Fun oversees a full slate of classes, sports teams and events for all ages, and with the opening this spring of The Resort at Sienna Springs, Sienna is the only master-planned community featuring three resort-style water parks. Sienna is located near Hwy 6 and the Fort Bend Parkway, call 281.778.7777 or visit www. siennaplantation.com. Which home Fits you? First timers Close to downtown, Med Center, and BaBy makes Three Reliant, Greenway, Sugar Land and everything in between. nd BaBy makes a Four or More No Traffic Lights eek! there are from Hwy. 6 to Loop 610 teenagers in the house!!! one story Living say no to mowing oUR BUiLDeRs hAVe Large and in Charge siZZLiNG hot siennaplantation.com iNceNtiVes FoR YoU facebook.com/siennaplantation hURRY Greenway Galleria Downtown Med Center Sienna Parkway at Hwy. 6 . 281-778-7777 ! Fort Bend Parkway from $170s-Millions www.fortbend .com � September 2011 Ashton Woods . Avanti . Coventry . 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"Creating Beautiful Events and Lasting Memories..." Linens by Lisa, owned by Lisa and James Anhaiser, is the premier party rental in Fort Bend County. Linens by Lisa specializes in table cloths and chair covers but can also assist your party plan by providing a full line of tables, chairs, glassware and china. Linens by Lisa has one of the largest selections in the Houston area with chair covers in 16 different colors and a full line of satins, sateens, and taffetas, as well as an incredible variety of textures. The Anhaiser's are proud residents of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County and feel that there is a real need to give back to the community, and do so every day. Linens by Lisa has been in business in Fort Bend since 2001 and has provided linens for many of the county's charitable events including Fort Bend Jr. Service League, Fort Bend Seniors, CASA and Fort Bend County Women's Shelter. The holidays are just around the corner and it's time to start planning. Schedule an appointment with Lisa or her staff to bring your next party to life. Linens by Lisa is conveniently located at 210 Brooks Street, in the Heart of Old Sugar Land, located in the historic district inside Sugar Land Antiques. Available Monday 12 to 5 pm and Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, call 281-498-0021 or visit us online at www.linensbylisa.com. Follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/linensbylisa. See ad on page 72. Advertorial fort bend magazine � September 2011 70 The Terrace at First Colony Offers Unmatched Services and Amenities Home Is Where Your Heart Is TERRACE LIVING For more than a decade, The Terrace at First Colony has proudly served the Sugar Land community, offering older adults a retirement lifestyle filled with meaning and purpose. The community is conveniently located in front of the First Colony Mall, near shopping and medical centers and just minutes from the Sweetwater Country Club. Our apartment-style community offers all the conveniences of home without the work. The Terrace features an on-site movie theater, a heated pool and spa, four spacious courtyards, putting greens, rose gardens, and a fitness center. With ten different floor plans to choose from, The Terrace has something for everyone. Each apartment home features full kitchens, paid utilities, emergency alert systems and balconies. Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle with laundry services and scheduled transportation around the city and to doctors' appointments. With flexible hours and restaurant-style dining daily, our dining services offer regional cuisine, featured items and a wide variety of choices every day. The Terrace offers Horizon Bay's award-winning LiveWell! Lifestyle Programs & Events, which is a comprehensive wellness program for the body, mind and spirit. 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