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still imposed a city property tax, the general obligation debt was This year’s town meeting at $15M. The Mayor credits speech began with Mayor the financial turnaround to two Scarcella’s recap of 2013’s things: the elimination property successes, most notably the City taxes and living within their of Stafford’s fiscal responsibility means. The general fund saw an that has made them an increase of $775K from last year; “undeniable leader.” At the end total sales tax revenues were at of this year the City will become $9.3M. debt free after paying off the Other accomplishments remaining general obligation debt include the no-smoking of $220K. ordinance, the City’s economic In 1995, back when Stafford developments, SMSD’s By Karen Daniels

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by the passing of Dustin Chan. Dustin was a wonderful student A seventh grade honors and valued member of the DMS student has died after collapsing family. He was well-liked by during gym class at Dulles both students and teachers. Middle School earlier this We carry a heavy burden for month. Twelve year old his family as our thoughts and Dustin Chan had been on a prayers are with them during this ventilator at Texas Children's difficult time", the letter stated. Hospital since the incident. Sheila Chan, Dustin's mother, Today, Dulles Middle School had talked to local media in principal Michael Heinzen sent the days following the tragedy parents a letter letting them and expressed frustration that know about Dustin's passing. school officials didn't react "The DMS staff is heartbroken more quickly. Chan told a local

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expansion completion, the 10 year anniversary of the Stafford Centre, Stafford’s cultural and racial diversity, and the Texas Instruments property redevelopment. The Mayor said the City had “a solid working relationship with the projected purchaser of the Texas Instruments property.” Street Level Investments was listed on the agenda to speak STAFFORD, continued on page 5

Student dies after collapse  at Dulles Middle School Houston television station that after Dustin collapsed, the coach called for the nurse who responded with an EPI pen. Chan said she heard that Dustin was struggling to breath and she is concerned that no one performed CPR or used a defibrillator. "I think in my heart they didn't do what they're supposed to do for Dustin," Chan said. However, in the letter sent home with students STUDENT DIES, continued on page 4

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The Dulles High School Theater Company presents “Godspell” on January 30th, 31st and February 1st at 7:30 pm at Dulles High’s Rodgers Auditorium, located at 550 Dulles Avenue in Sugar Land. Tickets can be purchased online at www.dhsvikings.com/theater or at the door for $15. This Broadway inspired musical features popular songs like “Prepare Ye,” “Day By Day” and “Beautiful City.” The cast dressed in wacky outfits gathers around Jesus as he tells stories and sings about his teachings and the significance of love. Cast members are: Lexie Holm, Emily Wood, Emily Baucum, David Belleza, Atticus Finch, Ryan Reyes, Waylon O’Day, Emil Jraissati, Jolene Smock and Christina Garcia.

Accomplishments and visions highlighted at the Sugar Land State of the City breakfast Mother Nature didn't get the memo to supply a gorgeous morning for Sugar Land's State of the City breakfast on Friday, January 24.  But that didn't stop those who braved the arctic blast and icy roads from hearing what the city accomplished in 2013. Mayor James Thompson told the crowd that several significant

company relocations that will result in more than $23 million in new capital investment.  Some of the companies relocating include:   Texas Instruments, United Health Care and the new Fluor campus.  Nine hundred twenty five new jobs were created including 800 from United Health Care's relocation

alone.  Sugar Land also saw 266,000 square feet in new facility and construction leases. Sugar Land approved a design contract and a construction manager at risk agreement for a new performing arts center.  The 6,500 seat venue SUGAR LAND, continued on page 4

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Fish kill at Quail Valley Golf Course was tilapia not bass

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The dead fish floating in a lake of Missouri City’s Quail Valley Attending the Fort Bend Democrats "Noche Azul" on January 24 were, golf course and lying dead on from left, County Commissioner Richard Morrison; Texas Democratic its banks last week turned out to Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa and State Representative Ron be tilapia. The fate of the large Reynolds. fish, originally reported to be bass, could have been fish fillet gourmet meals. Instead, over 200

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The Exchange Club of Sugar Land will host its 27th Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Friday, February 21,, 5-8 p.m., at the Fluor Corporation Cafeteria, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land. A live auction, silent auction, raffle, live entertainment and a children’s area with a cake walk, face painting, games and prizes complete this fun filled evening. Help them help those in need in our community by joining them for this family oriented spaghetti dinner. Win this car ….Exchange Club of Sugar Land Raffle 1st Prize is a Chevy Spark!  Shown in photo in front: Sue Lockwood, Spaghetti Dinner Chair and Don Kerstetter, Owner Classic Chevrolet; Back: Ray Aguilar, Classic Chevrolet and Jim Kij, Spaghetti Dinner Co-Chair. For more information visit www.ecsl.org

If you had no advance knowledge that Councilwoman Felecia Evans-Smith was going to resign at the January 26, Stafford Annual Town Meeting, you would have realized something was about to transpire during closing statements. Because of where she was seated, Councilwoman Evans-Smith was schedule to speak second to last of the Councilmembers. COUNCILMEMBER, continued on page 5

of them died due to the recent frigid temperatures and cold waters as surmised by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Calls from residents indicate the fish were cleared as of this past weekend. “We don’t investigate reports of fish dying in any community or neighborhood lakes, only in state waters, said Steven Mitchell, Regional Biologist with the Kills and Spills Team for Region 3 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He also said the state agency received numerous reports this past month of tilapia dying all

over the Houston area due to cold weather. “I think the city (Missouri City) was looking into it to find out what was the cause,” said Mitchell. He said private lakes are “under the jurisdiction of a city or maybe a county,” and that he knew the city was going out to check the water. Referring to the tilapia, “as soon as the water gets to 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Farenheit) or lower, they can’t handle it because they are an exotic species from South America,” said Mitchell. FISH KILL, continued on page 4

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nearby mullet got his knickers in a knot because someone blocked Sometimes, even as you’re his driveway. Really? watching, ya’ just gotta Now, ya’ gotta understand wonder…What are they that all the vehicles at thinking? Mulletman’s house were Over the weekend home and accounted a local fire department for… littering the front responded to a crisis yard! Um Hum… So at a rather rural home. CRIMINAL after throwing a snit-fit in OF THE WEEK As the flock of red and his driveway and being white fire trucks, suburbans, and ignored by the fire and rescue other assorted emergency SUV’s responded to the crisis … a TAKES, continued on page 5 By LeaAnne Klentzman

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The wide use of acronyms such as SOTU, SCOTUS, POTUS, and FLOTUS to name a few is starting to bother some people in this area as they are frequently found in news articles, emails, commentaries, posts and so many other communications.  There’s hope as this could be another trend that may eventually go away, but probably not any time soon. Acronyms of about a minimum of four letters may be used in lower case, but are frequently in capital letters. Bet just about anyone can readily come up with a list of at least five acronyms in less than a minute…like SLPD,

TxDOT, USDA to name a few.  As for the more recent ones out there these days, here’s what they mean. SOTU – State of the Union SCOTUS – Supreme Court of the United States POTUS – President of the United States FLOTUS – First Lady of the United States DOMA – Defense of Marriage Act VRA – Voting Rights Act Then there’s also that EBT card, which some thought was a mistake and the letter “D” had been left off. EBT – Electronic Benefit Transfer These are welfare benefits provided for food and cash; for food formerly through the Food Stamp Program and for cash, benefits are provided as temporary assistance for needy families and refugees. Some acronyms make it, some don't. But here’s one a resident said in jest may be coming soon to replace U.S. Government or better yet, the Government of the United States.  It’s “Gotus!” 

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The Fort Bend Boys Choir’s annual Gala Dinner and Auction is on Saturday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Safari Lodge at Safari Texas Ranch. The gala theme is patriotic with a USO/WWII kind of vibe, so 1940s styling like zoot suits are encouraged in addition to military clothing and fatigues, victory rolls and pin curls! The world renowned Tour Choir will provide the entertainment for the evening! Bob Wilson will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer is Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls. Festivities for this casual, fun-filled evening include a delicious buffet meal, a live auction and a silent auction. Every taste and price range will be represented in the

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that has swept the globe in its increasing popularity. Come learn this international phenomenon in a friendly atmosphere. Preregistration encouraged. Call front desk of Rec & Tennis Center (281) 403-8637. SAVE YOURSELF SOME TIME. Avoid portions of Highway 6 by driving from Riverstone to Sienna Plantation via LJ Parkway to Sienna Springs Drive. NOTE: eventually LJ Parkway will connect the Fort Bend Parkway to Commonwealth Blvd. THANK YOU TO OUR MISSOURI CITY GREEN VOLUNTEERS: The “entrance bed” to the Tennis & Recreation Center in QV has

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Clements High School to host CommunityWide Outreach Program February 5 Clements High School will present a community outreach program to explore the pains of prejudice through lessons learned from the Holocaust, on Wednesday, February 5. This year's program will spotlight "Rescue in the Philippines," a critically acclaimed film that documents the rescue of 1,300 Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. Immediately following the film, attendees can participate in a Q&A session with the film’s producer, Barbara Sasser, and Holocaust survivor Ursula Progl. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view “The Shoah,” a multi-media docudrama that examines the Holocaust through the eyes of a little girl and her American liberator, and tour “The Hall of Remembrance,” a 175foot hallway comprised of creative projects and poignant artwork made by current U.S. History students at Clements. Following is a schedule of events to be presented: • Hall of Remembrance viewing – 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (upstairs hallway overlooking library) • “The Shoah,” multi-media docudrama – 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (upstairs lecture hall)

• “Scenes from Theresienstadt Concentration Camp” performed by the Clements Symphonic Band – 6:00 p.m. (school auditorium) • Film presentation of “Rescue in the Philippines” – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (school auditorium)        

• Panel Q&A session – 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (school auditorium) Admission to all events is free. Clements High School is located at 4200 Elkins Dr. in Sugar Land. For more information, contact Michael Madden at mike. madden@fortbendisd.com.

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Travis Theatrical Company to present “Legally Blonde: The Musical” The Travis High School Theatrical Company will perform Legally Blonde: The Musical based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde.  Due to illness, the performances on Jan. 23-25 have been cancelled.  Performances will now be held on Feb. 6, 7, and 8, and Feb. 13, 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Travis High School auditorium, 11111 Harlem Rd., Richmond. Directed by Tommy Grubbs and Teresa Ragland, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows California fashionista, Elle Woods, who seems to have it all.  Her life is turned upsidedown, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law School.  Determined to get him back, Elle hits the books (with

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FBISD Athletic Department National Signing Day slated for February 5 The Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) Athletic Department, in conjunction with the Professional Football Player Mothers Association (PFPMA), will be hosting a National Signing Day Ceremony on Wednesday, February 5, in Wheeler Field House, 16403 Lexington Dr., Sugar Land, at 8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m.. Any FBISD football player signing a national letter of intent to further their education and continue their football playing career will be recognized during this ceremony. There will be a ceremony in the spring for all other athletes who have signed a scholarship. Please make plans to attend this event and celebrate FBISD Football athletes who have taken care of their business on the field and in the classroom allowing them to further their education through participation in sports.

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The need to properly recycle unwanted and outdated electronics was apparent as 250 residents from across Fort Bend County took advantage of the Missouri City Green free recycling event held on January 11. In the first hour, approximately 100 residents recycled items ranging from cell phones to big screen televisions, thereby keeping a large quantity of electronics out of landfills. Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department provided support for the event, as well as 28 volunteers from Missouri City Green and the Mayor's Youth Commission, to quickly and efficiently unload electronics from vehicles. Since there is no outlet for free electronics recycling, this collaboration allowed residents to avoid a charge at area recycling centers. Paul Wierzbicki, Missouri City Horticulturist, helped at the event and reflected on the change in attitude toward recycling. He remembered a 2009 e-waste collection filled

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The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce presents the annual CHAIRMAN’S GALA 2014 is set for this Friday, January 31, at the Safari Texas Ranch. In the words of incoming Chairman Glenn Smith, “The Gala gives members a chance to meet in a festive setting, putting aside business issues and simply enjoying one another’s company.” The night will unfold with a complimentary

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Girlfriends Giggle are available for purchase at J Loggins Jewelers, Texas American Title, The Design Source or online at fortbendwomenscenter.org. Additional sponsors for this ultimate “girls night out” are Professional Compounding Centers of America, Fluor Corporation, Geospace Technologies, Jen Vance and Friends, Sweetwater OB/ GYN Associates, Texas Direct Auto and Clear Channel. Last year’s Giggle raised $125,000 for the Women’s Center! All proceeds assist clients by providing free and confidential emergency shelter, counseling, crisis intervention and other supportive services provided by the Women's Center. For more information on how to become a sponsor for Girlfriends Giggle, email Anne Budill at abudill@ fortbendwomenscenter. org. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Patty Holt at pholt@ fortbendwomenscenter. org or call 281-344-5761.

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4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Contemporary Worship Service: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:15am Traditional Worship Service: 11:15am www.southminpres.org

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502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday School for All Ages 9:30am Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Pastor's Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 pm the hub - 11:00am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am LUTHERAN CHURCH www.cumcsl.org

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Sunday School all ages: 9:00am Combined Worship: 10:30am www.fumcmc.org

SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org CHURCH OF CHRIST

MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org

SUGAR LAND Church OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Scripture of the week

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2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am

NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611 1424 FM 1092 Rd., Missouri City, 77459 Worship w/Holy Communion: 8:00 & 10:30 am Education hour for all ages: 9:15am www.newhopelc.org

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729 800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship NON DENOMINATIONAL

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Student says bus service not fair to all FBISD should help all kids get to school Dear Fort Bend Star, I am writing because I am concerned about the new Fort Bend ISD Academy bus program for 20142015. Many kids live within walking distance of an elementary school and will not be affected, but many

other kids (like me) no longer have the ability to attend an academy because there is no bus service and I don’t live within walking distance of an elementary school. Also, my parents usually have to leave for work early and will not be able to drive me. I think Fort Bend ISD

should help all kids, not just kids that happen to live close to an elementary school. Sincerely, Mark Zum Mallen 7th grader at Quail Valley GT Academy

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today, Principal Heinzen expressed his belief that the DMS staff handled the situation properly. "Dustin’s teacher contacted the school nurse when he became unresponsive during class, and 911 was called

immediately. Our nurse quickly arrived in the classroom to assist the student, and the DMS police officer aided the nurse in her efforts to assess Dustin’s condition. EMS arrived at the school within minutes. We want you to know that Dustin was given immediate and appropriate medical

care until EMS arrived to transport him to the hospital." Heinzen stated that counselors would be on hand to assist students and that the school's emergency procedures will be reviewed to make sure that staff is always prepared to provide a high level of response time.

Accomplishments and visions highlighted at the Sugar Land State of the City breakfast SUGAR LAND, continued from page 1

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will be located southeast of U.S. Highway 59 and University Blvd.  The facility is part of a public/private partnership with ACE Theatrical group and no tax dollars will be used in the construction. The City's new $69 million surface water treatment plant near Voss and Burney Road was completed.  The plant has the distinction of being the largest capital improvement project ever completed by the City. Constellation Field saw a significant increase in usage for special events in 2013 with more than 88,000 attendees for non-baseball events.  Baseball attendance was the highest in the Atlantic League.  City planners forecast an annual benefit to the City of $7.7 million or a return of $169 million to the

economy over 30 years. Sugar Land was named America's 19th Safety City, based on an analysis of FBI crime statistics.  The distinction made Sugar Land the third safest city in Texas.  Voters approved two parks projects which include developing 128 acres along the Brazos River and an adjacent festival site and several miles of hike and bike trails.  The City updated their Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, completed $8 million in drainage improvements, finished several large road projects including University Blvd. South, Dulles and Highway 6.  In addition over 125,000 lineal feet of sidewalks were repaired or replaced. Priorities in 2014 will include additional development of the Performing Arts Center; implementation of

Fish kill at Quail Valley Golf Course was tilapia not bass FISH KILL, continued from page 1

Dead fish photos were sent to him by a resident and the “Star” followed up with a set furnished by Quail Valley resident Jim Young, which further served to confirm the fish were in fact tilapia. “I had not heard about the cormorants,” said Mitchell. This is a migratory bird, a protected species, spotted at the golf course. Quail Valley resident Layne Shead reports that during the recent holidays, three dead double crested cormorant birds turned up. “One of them washed up on shore on Christmas day and it had a band on its leg,” with contact information. He called the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department, which has been

tracking the birds and it wanted to know the location of the dead ones he found. “I don’t know if they were shot or killed” by other means, said Shead. But what he found out is that the tagged bird came from Leach Lake in Minnesota. “On the right side of La Quinta number six, there are tons of birds, a bunch of the same type, the cormorants, between 50 and 100 that nest in a tree” with distinctive markings on the head and beak. Shead said he didn’t see any dead fish or ducks recently, but he has seen what is called a dead, junk fish. He thinks it’s possible that someone may be pouring something in the lake, “something oily ever so often,” and thinks there could be a problem with some dumping.

2013 voter approved bond projects, drainage and land-use updates; and the creation of a Sugar Land Fire Department ambulance transport system.

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Stafford’s “State of the City” address held was conducted in 1971. City Engineer, Charles Russell, initiated the new plan which was recommended by the P&Z Commission and approved by Council during the last quarter of 2013. Phase 1 is beginning now, and Phase 2 and 3 will take place throughout most of 2014. Dan Sefco with Freese and Nichols, the engineering firm hired to formulate the plan, spoke at the town meeting and announced that the first input meeting would be held on April 9 at the Stafford Centre. The CDP is expected to be completed by early 2015. Stafford has also just signed a contract with Catalyst Commercial, a retail consulting and market research firm, to “provide assistance in attracting quality retail” to the area. Jason Claunch gave a presentation on their company and strategic plan that will take approximately three months. He stated that the current worker on average spends $200 per week on retail. Their report will include an “alignment for the public and private objective and will

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about the project at the town hall meeting; however, cancelled their appearance the day before. According to City Attorney, Art Pertile, “They have not closed on the property.” It was said that Street Level plans to reschedule in the future. As for the goals for 2014, Mayor Scarcella spoke of developing a robust economy, resisting attempts for a bloated bureaucracy, and assessing the emergency services costs and benefits. The fire department has an ISO 1 rating which can reduce commercial and residential insurance rates. The Mayor said, “A careful analysis based on verifiable information recently formulated suggests the insurance savings are minuscule while demanding a continued upward spiral of substantial outlays for staffing and equipment to meet this constantly elevated and expensive target.” The last comprehensive development plan for Stafford

maintain within the market reality.” An upcoming topic that will be part of the 2014 Council agenda calendar will be to address the City’s technology information needs. Council and the SEDC are currently conducting public hearings to approve the hiring of a consulting firm to help consider the broad set of options available that are “prudent, warranted, affordable, and have a reasonable life expectancy.” This could include cameras, license plate readers, facial recognition software; tools used to prevent and deter criminal activity. “The course Stafford takes will have a major bearing on its operational competence going forward.” The final vote to move forward will take place on Tuesday, January 28. Upon approval, $50K ($25 from SEDC and $25K from Stafford) will be allocated for consultant fees. Council members and the Mayor thanked the citizens, staff, and emergency personnel for their part in the City’s accomplishments.

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Fort Bend Democrats Party determined to turn county blue "Ted Cruz tells the story about his father fleeing Cuba Congressman Al Green told and finding a home in the U.S", the sold out crowd at the annual Castro said. "And he says the Noche Azul fundraising event reason people come to the U.S. at Sweetwater Country Club on is because we're a country of January 24. low taxes and low regulation. With changing demographics, Of all the immigrants I have a divided national Republican ever met, no one has ever told party and a public weary me that they were coming to of gridlock in Washington, America because of the low tax keynote speaker Congressmen rate." Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, Castro urged the audience told the audience that the tide is to block walk, utilize social changing in Fort Bend County. media and get involved in the "Republicans in Texas November election that has are getting more and more two Democratic women vying extreme," Castro said. for governor and Lieutenant "Nihilism is masquerading as Governor, and one that will set conservatism and we need to the stage for 2016. root it out". "On election night, we'll be Castro spoke about watching Fox News and Bret building an "infrastructure Baier will be sitting next to of opportunity" that allows Karl Rove and he'll say,'Karl all Americans to succeed. we have breaking news. For the He specifically called for improvements to education, re-authorizing the Voting Rights Act, raising the minimum wage and immigration reform. DEMOCRATS, continued from page 1

Councilmember resigns at the Stafford Annual Town Meeting the SMSD school bond election, economic growth of the city, She clutched a crumpled planning and zoning initiatives tissue, sipped water excessively, and championed for employee and took deep breaths waiting fairness. I have worked as a for her turn to speak. Some committee member for the tears were shed and pauses Audit Committee, Technology needed as Felecia struggled Committee, July 4th Celebration Committee, Parade Marshal Committee and the City of rayer ist Missouri City- Stafford Joint Committee and had the honor Sgt. Cory Wolston-U.S. Army Darren Glynn-Civilian Contractor to serve as Mayor pro-tem.” LCpl. Brad Robideaux-USMC Staff Sgt. Jarrod Wayman-USMC Felecia Evans-Smith was the PFC Kent Finley-1st Cavalry Sgt. Simon Gutierrez-USMC Ens. Leslie Ward-USN first woman and first AfricanPvt. Marques Roberson-U.S. Army LCpl. Chris White-USMC Capt. Daniel Seiter-U.S. Army American woman to serve as Spc. Mark Shimala-U.S. Army Mike Carroll-1st Lieutenant, USMC Mayor pro-tem, but the crux of Sgt. Matthew Austin Gaines-U.S. Army Dan Carroll-1st Lieutenant, USMC her speech was the following. PFC E4 Michael Andrew Hernandez-U.S. Army Henry Blassingame-Contractor “As most know, I am very SPC Christopher Kimrey-U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Cannata-USMC involved in my son Dylan’s John R. Simmons-U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon-USMC school and extracurricular Capt. Sean Nolan-U.S. Army Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo-U.S. Army Pvt. V. JordanVoss-U.S. Army activities. Dylan will be entering Capt. Matthew Fox-U.S. Army LCpl. Alfred Paul Garza-USMC Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado-USMC high school next school year John David Woodcock-Petty Officer, US Navy and four years later will be off to Airman Oscar Mejorado II-USAF COUNCILMEMBER, continued from page 1

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college. I want the opportunity to spend more time with him these next several years.” Mayor Scarcella told the audience that prior to the meeting, Felecia handed him an envelope and said not to open it until after he gave his State of the City speech. After reading it, he passed back a note asking if there were anyway to change her mind, but knew, “Once she’s made up her mind, that’s it.” The Mayor said, “We will miss Felecia. To lose someone from Council like her is going to be a great loss to the City” but he “understood why Felecia was doing this” and the recognized the “significance” and “merit” to being a dedicated single mother. There are now four seats available on Stafford City Council.

first time ever, the state of Texas has gone blue and our next president of the United States is Hillary Rodham Clinton'". Congressman Al Green said he would never give up on comprehensive health care for all Americans and vowed to fight any steps backward from health care to "wealth care". "In a country where we can pay a CEO $400 every second, surely we can find away to make health care affordable and accessible for all Americans", Green said. Texas Democrats are also excited about their aggressive vote-by-mail campaign that allows seniors, the disabled, Texans traveling abroad and those in jail to receive a ballot for all elections in 2014 without showing voter identification.

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Awesome family home. All new tile downstairs. New carpet upstairs. Huge back yard. $269,088. CALL BROOKS SIMMONS 713-502-8905

5/4/2 in Sienna Plantation, fairway of golf course, upgrades, granite. $359,000. CALL BROOKS SIMMONS 713-502-8905

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COMMONWEALTH PARK – Stunning updated & upgraded Newmark Hm in the desirable Commonwealth. Highly Rated Schools, Low taxes & wooded parks, playgrounds, pools, splash pad & tennis courts. This gorgeous home has lots of Hardwood flring downstairs & up. Carpet in only 2 bedrooms up-new(7/13). New 2’’ blinds(7/13). Gourmet Kit. w/ granite, ss.appl. 2-headed shower w/frameless glass dr. New spa heater(7/13). Recent paint. Lg. covered Patio w/ceiling fan. Sculpted pool/spa-resurfaced(12). Lushly landscaped w/sprkler sys. $409,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM22BF)

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CRESCENTS ON THE GREEN - If you want it all, here it is! Really too many features to list, must see! Custom built in gated area of First Colony on SWCC golf course. Gorgeous views and custom features. Practice on your own golf green and relax on your covered lanai. MLS# 37085143 $675,000. (33FH)

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SWEETWATER - Situated on 16th Fairway of Golf Course, Fuqua Designed Home Features Custom Wood Mantal from 1800’s Oregon Railway in Family Rm; Private Study; Double Crown Molding; Wood & Travertine; Granite; 2 Bedrms Down; All Bedrms w/ Private Baths; Lady’s Retreat; Game Rm; Expansion Storage; Pool/Spa. $1,499,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (38CH)

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RIVERSTONE - A spectacular stucco & stone Westport designed home offers private study; island kitchen w/granite & SS appliances; 1st flr owner’s retreat+ 2nd bedrm down; game rm; theater rm; pool/spa; summer kitchen; much more! Zoned to excellent schools. 5 bedrms/5.1 ba/3A $1,199,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4CA)

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Sweet Quail Valley 3/2 home on a quiet street with both formal living & dining. Kitchen has a charming breakfast area. There is a wonderful fireplace & built-ins in family room. Call Caryn 281-867-7575 (3223NP)

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14106 BRACEBRIDGE CT Glen Laurel 4/3.5/2: Home on cul-de-sac lot. Hardwoods, updated kitchen, covered patio. Debbie Ashley $314,948

3203 LONDON LN. Sienna Plantation 5/3.5/3: no back neighbors, huge granite island in kitchen, game room & media room. Debbie Ashley $374,900

25627 OAKSTONE PARK DR. Canyon Lakes Home with tall ceilings, upgraded tile and granite counters Wendy Mottern $205,000

7730 BAYOU GREEN LN. Greatwood Forest 4/3/3: Home on private lot w/ no rear neighbors. Isl. kit., hardwoods, covered patio and pool. Sharon Kaye $344,500

4311 SOUTH SHADOW MIST LN Riverstone 4/3/3 : Beautiful home w/ formal dining, game room, study and fireplace. Mike Martin $429,000

281.240.8800

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Fort Bend Home Showcase Debbie Marcell To view every home currently on the market and for other information, GARY GREENE go to.............

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S GRAND MISSION - Fantastic 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms study w/French door. Two story soaring ceilings in the family room. Open floor plan, huge kitchen/ breakfast area. Spacious master, double closet and vanity. Wood laminate flooring throughout the 1st level, stairs/ game room. Big back yard with covered patio and built in deck. Master plan community, HOA includes home security and fitness center, pool, splash pad, etc Excellent Fort Bend ISD, great location with easy access to Westpark toll, HYW 99 and I-10. AT $239,900 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102 (7127PA)

SHADOW CREEK RANCH - Unique one story, open floor plan located on a cul-de-sac. Gently lived-in. Extended tile entry, gourmet kitchen, spacious master suite and secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets. Laundry room organization, front and back sprinkler system, rain gutters. No back neighbors, walking distance to parks, close proximity to Town Center, new library, restaurants and new Alvin ISD high school in 2015. AT $218,900 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102 (3010MU)

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Marin family fundraiser rescheduled for January 31 Sheriff's fundraiser for the Marin family has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.  The new date and time for the fundraiser is Friday, January 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Marin family lost everything to a house fire in Beasley on the evening of

January 6.  That night their home, their pets, and all their worldly possessions went up in flames. The couple had no insurance so their coworkers have sought the public's help in getting this couple back onto their feet. Sheriff's spokesman Bob Haenel said, " The fundraiser will feature a chopped beef brisket

sandwich, chips and a beverage for $7. The event will be held at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Pickup will be in the parking lot of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle in Richmond, across from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Bend Justice Center."

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QUAIL VALLEY For lease, 3/2/2 in Quail Valley area, end unit close to pool, walking distance to elementary, $1400, good credit please, no pets. $1,400/mo. (32WA)

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Short Sale – 4/2/2, recent roof & tile. Needs kitchen cabinet work, carpet in bedrooms & cooktop, some landscaping, but if you can wait for it, this could be the home of your dreams! $90,000 (1838MU)

American Business Women's Association brings conference to Sugar Land The American Business Women’s Association, ABWA, will host their 2014 Western Regional Conference at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, Texas, on April 10-12. Members from the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, and California to name a few, will be attending this conference. The focus of this year’s regional conference is to ensure that Association leaders have the knowledge, attitude, skills and habits they need to thrive in today’s business environment. Ty Bennett, author of

The Power of Influence and The Power of Storytelling, will share his philosophies, down-to-earth examples, and tools for increasing attendee’s influence and impact as a leader during his Friday presentation. His humorous, insightful, and interactive presentation will send attendees home as better leaders; making for better and more profitable businesses. Saturday’s seminar presenter, Sherry Darden, is

often called “The Business Plan Lady” because she has personally coached and trained thousands of entrepreneurs to business success. She is the real deal and the advice, tips, and techniques she shares from the podium are worlds away from feel-good fluff. To register for this conference, call ABWA at 800-228-0007. The cost is $335 and includes breakfast on Friday, April 11, and lunch on Saturday, April 12.

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Missouri City photographer releases new book nationwide Fort Bend County Women’s Center announces grand Missouri City photographer, Jo Cohn, announces the nationwide release of her new photography/art collection book, “Color of Creation.” People’s ability to see in color is one of the greatest gifts God has given . In “Color of Creation”, author and photographer Jo Cohn explores through her photos the resplendent beauty of natural color. Color would not exist without light, and she has focused on illustrating refraction and separation of light rays using glass and water as her mediums. The results are bold, colorful and interesting, as is the image which captures the separation of white light into the five principle colors. She takes readers on a journey of discovery in capturing the vibrant colors of trees, wildflowers, butterflies, mineral crystals and awesome

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opening of the new PennyWise Resale Center The Fort Bend County Women’s Center would like to invite the community to their PennyWise Resale Center Stafford Grand Opening on February 12, at 8:30 a.m. at 13645 Murphy Road, Suite 107, between Wendy’s and Murphy’s Deli. To celebrate, the grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with representatives from the City of Stafford and the Women’s Center to welcome all guests. Jamay Fishback, the “Thrifting Fashionista” will be on site to show customers how to dress like a “Fashionista” for $20 or less. Quilting seminars and how to paint on glass demonstrations using items from the store will also be available throughout the day. The first 50 customers will

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and furniture to any of the Fort Bend County Women’s Center’s four PennyWise locations at the following addresses: • Donation Center, 4737 Highway 6 South, Missouri City; • PennyWise Stafford, 13645 Murphy Road, Suite 107, Stafford; • PennyWise Richmond, 1120 Highway 90A, Richmond; and • PennyWise Mission Bend, 6808 Highway 6 South at Bellaire, Houston. Donors can call (281) 344-5770 to schedule large items for pick-up.

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First Colony Branch Library to show movie for Black History month In recognition of Black History Month, First Colony Branch Library will show a movie about the first African American baseball player in Major League Baseball on Saturday, February 8, beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Released in 2013, this sports drama portrays the true story of Jackie Robinson, who broke the racial barrier in professional baseball and paved the way for the entry of black players into all professional sports. Recruited by Branch Rickey to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, Robinson endured

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Haenel said, “Perez and his father got into an altercation with On Sunday night, January four men, who were seated in the 19, at 10:20 p.m., sheriff’s restaurant. One of the suspects deputies were called to assist pulled a gun and began firing, Arcola police at a multiple striking Perez and his father and victim shooting at the El the female who was seated at a Taco Regio, Taqueria, located table away from the incident.” at the intersection of State The suspects have been Highway 6 and FM 521 in described as Hispanic males. The Arcola. Reports were that man identified as firing the shots three were shot; one fatally. is reportedly a Hispanic male, Sheriff’s spokesman Bob about 5’8” with a slender build. Haenel said when deputies At the time of the shooting he arrived on the scene they did was wearing red pants and a blue find three shooting victims; shirt with logo on the front. His one man fatally wounded, his hair was closely cropped and he father suffering from a gunshot was wearing a beaded necklace. wound, and an unrelated woman Haenel described another who had suffered a bullet one of the suspects as slightly wound to the foot. The deceased taller, bigger in stature, but victim has been identified as about the same height. That 30 year old Kenny Perez. man was wearing a blue By LeaAnne Klentzman

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the indictment, Stella Maduka is alleged to have used a Texas-based billing service to bill Medicare for home health services that were never provided and, in many instances, not medically necessary. Stella Maduka also created phony medical records to perpetrate the healthcare fraud. Stella Maduka and Felix Maduka structured more than $100,000 in cash withdrawals from the bank accounts where they received Medicare payments to avoid detection by the federal government.” Abbott said this case was investigated by the FBI, IRSCI, RRB-OIG, HHS-OIG, and MFCU under the supervision of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas. It is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney William S.W. Chang of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section.

An alphabet soup of federal and state investigations have led to the indictment and arrest of a River Park West couple who were reportedly the Owner and Director of Nursing of a home health company operating out of Richmond. Last week Stella Maduka, 49, the director of nursing and her husband Felix Maduka, 54, both of rural Richmond, were indicted and arrested for what investigators called a Medicare fraud scheme including conspiracy to structure bank withdrawals to avoid reporting requirements. The pair are facing one count of fraud and eight counts of structuring withdrawals. According to county records, the Joystar Home Health Services LLC has been operating in Fort Bend County since 2006. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said, “According to

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following:

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following:

A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to True Jesus Church for the expansion of an existing A-3 occupancy. The property is located at 335 Avenue E, Stafford, Texas 77477 and is 2.185 acres within the Zoning district Mixed Use -1.

A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to SOGO Industries Inc. for the development of a light industrial facility. The property is located at 4417 and 4421 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477 and its Zoning designation is Primary Corridor.

All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard.

All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard.

/s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

/s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

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Editor’s note: Fort Bend Community Calendar are for non-profit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s”: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. e-mail to StarNews@FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Sugar Land Lunar New Year Celebration Sugar Land Lunar New Year Celebration Welcomes the Year of the Horse. The community is invited to join in celebrating this free, family event, to celebrate culture and Chinese traditions with a lion dance, music, food and more, Saturday, February 1, 5 to 8 p.m. ,The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14555 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. Over 35 percent of the Sugar Land population is of Asian decent. Events like these can help the community come together and get to know some of our neighbors and their traditions better. “Rose Pruning Workshop” Join the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ in their 4 acres of demonstration gardens Saturday, February 1, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Park in front of the Agriculture Center, 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building where you’ll find the gardens and Master Gardeners at work. Attend an informal Rose Pruning Workshop in the Rose Garden which starts at 9:00 a.m. Call 281-341-7068 or visit www. fbmg.com for more information.

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Road Trip to the Winter Games fundraiser Fort Bend Cares to hold their annual fundraiser at Fluor Daniel, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land, Saturday, February 1, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This fundraiser is to continue supporting county-based organizations that offer educational services, health care, and social services to youth in need of support. For information about event sponsorships, please call 281-4333363 or visit fortbendcares.org. Bargain Book Sale Join the First Colony Friends of the Library on Saturday, Feb.1, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for their book sale at First Colony Library (2121 Austin Parkway). Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/youth books, nonfiction and so much more at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the library and its programs.

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free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Weight Management open house Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, 16655 SW Freeway, Conference Center, will be held February 4, 5-7 p.m. A slimmer is in sight. Learn to manage your weight with our medical & surgical programs. Registration required at 281-274-7500 or houstonmethodist.org/events. Door prizes & refreshments.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Family Law Workshop &*Pro Se Assistance Fort Bend Cares to hold this workshop Wed., Feb., 5, Calvary Episcopal Church (In the Parish Hall), 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, 6:00-8:00 P.M. (Check in starts promptly at 6:00 PM). Available to low-income Fort Bend County residents only. *Pro Se (do-it-yourself) assistance is offered to low-income Fort Bend County residents who are representing themselves in family law matters in civil court. Bring any prior court orders and/or documents you have prepared with you. Call to pre-qualify or more info 281-239-0015.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

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Greater Houston Train Show The San Jacinto Model Railroad Club will present this show Saturday, February 15, Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road @ Murphy Rd., Stafford,10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is $6 adults 18 & older, $1 for ages 12-18 and children under 12 free. Show features 20,000 sf of operating layouts, classes, model & photo contests. videos & vendors. More info http://sanjac. leosair.com. Preview of Vegetable-Herb Sale Join the Fort Bend Master Gardeners on Saturday, February 15, for a program to preview the plants to be sold at their Annual Vegetable-Herb Sale. The program will be held at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg. The doors open at 8:30 a.m., program from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. For more information call 281-341-7068 or visit www.fbmg.com .

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Fridays in November Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, Jan. 31, 9-11 a.m., Sugar Land Town Center’s Plaza. Featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10-11 a.m.

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Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com. Registration now open Sienna Panthers Lacrosse Registration for Spring Season (2014) is now open. Accepting boys from 1st grade to 12th grade! For more information and to register online, go to fbpantherslax.org.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Friends of Library to hold book sale The Friends of the University Branch Library will hold a used book sale Saturday, February 8,10 AM to 2 PM,14010 University Blvd., U of H Campus @ Hwy. 59, Sugar Land. Books, CDs, DVDs, LPs and VHS tapes will be available. Most items are $0.50 to $1. Good condition books, CDs and DVDs may be donated to the library during the sale, or at any time. A receipt for income tax purposes can be provided. The library is located on the University of Houston campus at Hwy. 59 and University Blvd. Parking is free.

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WOMEN BUILD at Jason’s Deli Ft. Bend Habitat for Humanity WOMEN BUILD are raising money to build a home for a single mom & her kids. Dine & Dash will be held at Jason’s Deli, 15275 SW Freeway, Sugar Land, Thursday, Feb. 6, 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. When you purchase your meal, drop your receipt in GroupRaise.com donation box & 15% of your receipt will be donated to Ft. Bend Habitat for Humanity. Info? g.r.o.w.fortbend@gmail.com.

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Walk-in civil legal clinic Fort Bend Cares to hold this clinic, Sat. 1, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., Calvary Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond. Veterans and/or their spouses are encouraged to attend. Open to all low-income residents of Fort Bend County with civil legal questions assistance, call Tasha Hernandez to pre-qualify or for further information, 281-239-0015 or Tasha@fortbendlawyersCARE.org.

Gateway India Bar & Grill Restaurant 7.99 Lunch Buffet $

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The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North Are you a stay at home mom? We have playgroups, socials, mom’s night out, book clubs, and many more fun things planned! Any age children are welcome, or just come yourself if your children are in school. For more info email momsclub_sln@yahoo.com. New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. Feb. 17, 2014, May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713-222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@ reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are

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home repair, remodeling and the best of home and garden care. This wasn’t only a show to stock up on plants, but to make those essential contacts about what to do and who to call about problem areas in your home or business further adding to the function of those spaces. There were bed sheet sets to be had, the 800 thread count that sold like hotcakes in practically every single color. Colorful and stylish patio furniture and those remote control awnings with louvers that open and close over a back porch were among the features, and let’s not forget the repair space-age fill for in between concrete slabs on your driveway. The pros talked about renovations made easy, fences, spas, and the gardening tips were grand. KTRH’s Randy Lemmons of the Garden Show was among those featured as Elsa Maxey takes a moment to chat with KTRH's Randy Lemmons at were the knowledgeable Fort the recent SL Home and Gardens Show at the Stafford Centre. Bend County Master Gardeners, Nancy Shafer, Mary Ellen Twiss, and Penny Johnson. This show The 4th Annual Sugar Land the latest accessories in the in Fort Bend was all about Home & Garden Show was market. Indoor and outdoor spectacular at the Stafford living options for entertaining staying in touch with home and garden updates, something Centre over the weekend was showcased by so many good to do all year long. with so many new ideas with professionals in landscaping,

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The Sugar Creek Garden Club is again celebrating the season with their annual Friendship Luncheon and silent auction. This annual fund-raising event is set for Saturday, February 1, 10:30 a.m., and will be held at the Sugar Creek Country Club with proceeds going to the many projects that the garden club supports. Among these are the Fort Bend Women's Center. the Mamie George Library, several scholarships, and various Sugar Creek beautification projects. There will be a silent auction with tea pots, gift baskets, children’s toys, and many other items. The luncheon will follow

at the close of the silent auction. Cancellations may be made by noon 2 days before the event . Please call Marie

Fuller at 281-686-7336 for additional information.To make a reservation call Connie Bingham at 281-494-5065.

Shown standing left to right are Helen Rosenthal, Marie Fuller, Event Chair, Patti Pearson, Karen Bradbury; seated are Carol Wilcox and Annette Dietch.

Fort Bend Hornets win championship!

The 12U Fort Bend Hornets won the championship of the Nations Baseball January Showdown on Sunday, January 26, at Doss Park.  The Hornets beat Hunter Pence Baseball Academy 14-8 in the championship game.  The Hornets are comprised of boys from Richmond and Sugar Land.  Pictured are: (bottom row left to right) Jeffrey Greer, John Paquette, Trace Walton, Grayson Wills, and Logan Stanton.  (middle row l to r) Sam Stavinoha, Eric Estrella, Colby Lock, Jake Capel, Trent Bielitz, and Jason Duarte.  (top row l to r) Coach Mike Wills, Coach Critt Walton, and Manager Darrin Stanton.

Knights of Columbus, Holy Family Parish Council receive two awards The Knights of Columbus, Holy Family Parish Council #7728 in Missouri City/ Stafford, has received State and Supreme Awards for 2012-2013.The Supreme Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. The State Council Lone Star Award for Excellence with Distinction recognizes a council that has met all State Council Criteria and exceeds all State Council Charities Goals. Shown left to right are John Pyle, Council Financial Secretary; Joe L. Longoria, Council Grand Knight; and Gustavo Darino, Council Treasurer.


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