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PAGE 2 H Wednesday, January 29, 2014 THE STAR Read more at omg Inside Fort Bend SOTU, SCOTUS, POTUS, FLOTUS Not a magical chant, but widely accepted acronyms 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!”  FORT BEND’S FINEST IN REAL ESTATE Jennifer Weaver 281-207-5037 RE/MAX Southwest 281-491-1776 x5037 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated QV PROUD HOTLINE • QVPROUD@AOL.COM WHY NO HOTLINE ON JANUARY 15th? There was a “rash” of Spam Emails circulating in our area that week. My HOTLINE was apparently blocked and the STAR Editor did not receive it until the Deadline had passed for the layout of that issue. WHY WAS THE JANUARY 22nd HOTLINE “outdated”? Half of the January 15th HOTLINE was not time sensitive so I chose to run it on January 22nd. My apologies to our readers. NO GIRL SCOUTS KNOCKING? Beginning February 21st, there will be “cookie booths” outside grocery stores and other 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 FORT BEND’S MOST IN-DEPTH NEWS COVERAGE (1311ML) IF YOU HAVE A HOME TO SELL CALL A PROFESSIONAL WHO WILL PRODUCE RESULTS! Check even more stories in our website My Special Valentine Tell your Valentine how special they are to you in the Star’s ‘Be My Valentine’ feature. Your Valentine will see their picture and Valentine greeting in the Fort Bend Star newspaper and on WIN! Your full color Valentine Greeting gives you an entry into the drawing for a local restaurant gift certificates. Submit your valentine picture and greeting today either by mail, in person or online. 1 block in this feature is $30 includes 1 photo and up to 20 words (1.75” wide X 3” high) Additional blocks may be purchased to increase the size of your message. Greeting copy, Maximum 20 words for 1 block plus 1 photo. Call 281-690-4200 for more details. Fill out form below and mail, bring in person or e-mail to have your Valentines Greeting in the Star special section. Please write your Valentine here: retail venues. All cookie sales end March 30th. MISSED THE Elkins High School VIPS/PTO “Fund Raiser” on Saturday, January 18th ??? For “late” drop off locations go to HYPERLINK "http://www.elkinsvips. org" WHAT HAPPENS TO ELKINS DONATED ITEMS? They will be sold to a textile recycling company to raise funds to beautify the Elkins HS patio and to purchase a digital marquee. FREE!!! MAH JONGG CLASS: 101. Thursday, February 6th, 1 pm at Rec & Tennis Center in Quail Valley. This is a Chinese board game 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 been transformed into a native plant & butterfly garden. MC Green volunteers purchased and helped plant the new plants and created an interpretation sign for the location. When spring arrives this area will be highly attractive to butterflies and humming birds. HELP PROUD SPONSOR QV PROJECTS: Mail your (tax deductible) donation of $25 or more to: Frost Bank, Lock box Department, Quail Valley PROUD, P. O. Box 367 Dept. 06, Houston, Texas 77001. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Email the PROUD HOTLINE at HYPERLINK "mailto:QVProud@aol. com" Keep calm and carry on … with the Fort Bend Boys Choir at their gala event! Selling the American Dream for 34 Years IN LD EK O S WE 1 See us online auctions which will include: sporting event packages, weekend trips, handmade items and much more! Opportunities are still available for sponsorships to the Gala Dinner and Auction including a Platinum Sponsorship that features preferential seating, notable recognition and an exclusive performance by the Tour Choir for a future event (subject to availability of course). Proceeds will help support all five ensembles of the Fort Bend Boys Choir. For more information about the Gala Dinner and Auction and the Fort Bend Boys Choir’s 32nd performance season, please contact the choir office at 281-240-3800 or visit their website at or Tour Choirboy John Garrido singing “Dream a Dream” to choir supporter Carole Brown at the 2013 Choir gala dinner and auction. Facebook page. Keep an eye out for Tour Choir updates on their upcoming performances with the Houston Symphony for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in May 2014! 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. Change in show dates:  February 6-8, February 13-15 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 the help of her sorority sisters) and uses her charm to get into Harvard Law.  At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington III, her ex-boyfriend.  With the help of her new friends Paulette and Emmett, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Tickets will be $10 for students and $15 for adults.  This show is rated PG-13.  More information about this show and other Travis Theatrical Company news can be found at www. Please contact the Travis High School Theatre Department at (281)634-7183 or email Tommy. Grubbs@fortbendisd. com for more information. FORT BEND REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY Michelle, Happy Valentines Day to my wonderful Daugher. Love you, Mom HEIDI MCCAULLEY Sample 1 col. x 3”ads size 281.565.2222 “Realtor Recommended, for a great Home and Auto Insurance Package!” Name:__________________________________ Address:_ _______________________________ Fastest Growing Real Estate Company Phone:__________________________________ Size: _____ Boxes X $30/box = $___________ Credit Card#_______________Exp: ___ CVC:____ E-mail the above information along with a jpeg or pdf digital photo of your valentine to:, bring in person or mail this complete form to: The Fort Bend Star 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477. 281-265-0000 Andi St. Jean Love, Johnny All Valentines must be in house before 12 noon on Friday, February 7th for publication on Wednesday, February 12th. DON'T LOSE A CLOSING!! Michelle, I will love you forever! Proudly Serving Fort Bend County for 20 years!! 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January 29, 2014 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper

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