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Volume XXXVI • No. 25
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Stafford Police Officer Ann Carrizales goes to Washington
Fort Bend County buys Gordon Ranch Park
By Karen Daniels
By Elsa Maxey
As the personal guest of US Congressman Pete Olson, Stafford Police Officer Ann Carrizales attended the State of the Union address in Washington D.C. last week. As you know, last October, Officer Carrizales was shot twice at close range when she approached a vehicle that was in the middle of the road with a green light, but not moving. Two thoughts raced through her mind as she walked closer, “This person either needs my help or is up to no good. Everything about it was odd.” The shots knocked her to the ground, but Officer Carrizales got back up and chased them in her patrol car, assisting in the arrest of the alleged gunman, Sergio Francisco Rodriguez. Congressman Pete Olson followed the story, continually speaking with
Fort Bend County announces the acquisition of the 112-acre Gordon Ranch Park, located off FM 359 in West Fort Bend County, for $3.6 million and it plans to lease this park area to the Houston YMCA. The Gordon Ranch was purchased with $3.5 million contributed by the George Foundation and the Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation, both of which are located in Richmond; and billionaire Dan Harrison III. The county’s share was $100,000.
Here, Officer Carrizales is shown Shown is Officer Carrizales with Commandant of Marine Corps General with Willy of "Duck Dynasty". Amos. Officer Carrizales, even meeting her family. He was “honored” to have her as his guest and introduced her to “other members of Congress who have a law enforcement background.” During their time together, she and the Congressman talked about boxing, movies, and military
Father and stepmother charged with child abuse
The youngster did not attend school and was in the custody “A man and wife, who live in of his father and step-mother. As the Sugar Land area, have been the case unfolded investigators indicted on multiple accounts learned that the abuse could have of Injury to a Child", been going on for at least said Fort Bend Sheriff’s a year. spokesman Bob Haenel. The boy’s father Jorge This case came to Estrella and stepmother light in late 2013 when Aide Estrella were a 9 year old boy was arrested in December able to get free from of 2013. Jorge Estrella the closet where he had bonded out of jail Jorge Estrella been locked up. On in January 2014 on November 23, 2013 the two charges of child youngster climbed out endangerment with a second floor window a bond of $125.000; of the family residence his wife, Aide Estrella in the 16400 block of remains in jail on Flint Run Way in the three charges of child Village of Oak Lakes endangerment. The subdivision seeking indictment of Aide Aide Estrella help. An area resident Estrella indicates that notified authorities for the the boy suffered burns to his child. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob body and neither his father nor Haenel said, “The victim told stepmother provided proper investigators that he had been medical treatment, food or safe locked in a closet for several days, living conditions. fed only once a day and there was No further information was evidence of burns on his body.” available on the child. By LeaAnne Klentzman
Rough week for crooks they just did that to an off duty cop that would show’m. Well, This past week two off there ya’ have it. Seems that duty police officers have shot nice off duty Houston officer suspects in the act. who had just moments One collection of brain before been enjoying a trusts tried to rob an offmovie appears to have duty Houston officer; been in a giving mood, the other a burglar tried he generously shared to steer-dog the officer. CRIMINAL several bullets with the OF THE WEEK Fatal error! carload of crooks trying What we have here to rob him. Wouldn’t ya’ just appears to be catastrophic love to have been a fly on miscalculation on the part of the window inside that car … crooks with exceptional target as it sped away, everybody acquisition on the part of the bleeding. So what do ya’ think cops. Yess’um, how many they told the doctors when times have you watched the news and thought, oh man … if CROOKS, continued on page 4 By LeaAnne Klentzman
memories. “He is genuinely a good man. And funny.” Officer Carrizales called the trip to Washington D.C. “life changing” , however a few days before the trip she experienced anxiety and uncertainty about going. It would be the first time Officer Carrizales was away from her family since the shooting. She would be traveling alone to a new city where she knew no one, during extreme winter weather. Her husband Christopher, son Joseph (19) and daughter MiKayla (10) encouraged her to go, saying, “You’re going!” In Washington, the trip was “very emotional” as she visited
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and found the names of two family members inscribed on the wall. She also visited the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and found the name of fallen FBCSO Deputy John David Norsworthy Jr. The memorial is dedicated to commemorating the service and sacrifice of officers who have died in the line of duty. The following are some other experiences that Officer Carrizales shared about the address: Highlight of the trip: Meeting Commandant of Marine Corps-General Amos STAFFORD POLICE, continued on page 4
Fort Bend Green helps
“Fort Bend Green has been involved in raising the funds and helped facilitate and negotiate on with the current owner,” Fort Bend Green Executive Director Kim Icenhower told the Star. Established in 2008, Fort Bend Green is a 501(c)3 organization facilitating partnerships to close what is referred to as the projected green space gap as Fort Bend grows. It also supports the county’s efforts to maintain the National Parks Service recommended ratio of PARK, continued on page 4
Sugar Land theater and infrastructure projects moving ahead By Betsy Dolan
Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $1.1 million contract with Metro City Construction, L.P. for drainage improvements in Sugar Mill. The improvements will reduce the risk of street ponding and flooding previously reported in sections one, two and three of Sugar Mill, an area surrounded by Eldridge
Road, Lakeview Drive, Wood Street and Greenbelt Drive. The project builds on drainage work that was completed in 2011. Since then, the City focused on acquiring easements and a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Construction will soon begin on two storm sewers along Rolling THEATER, continued on page 4
Big plans set for Houston Community College HCC - Southwest Campus
years from the bond issue date. When it comes to the future Last year citizens approved of the Houston Community a $425M bond to expand and College Southwest Campus, update the Houston Community Trustee Sane used one word College System. The HCC repeatedly: Partnerships. She Southwest Campus is one of is looking to form partnerships the largest of it’s nine districts, in both the private and public and Board Chair of Trustees, sectors. Joint projects with Neeta Sane, took a moment to Stafford MSD; with Stafford and sit down and explain how the Fort Bend business communities; money assigned to District VII, as well as government entities. will be spent. Trustee Sane is In regards to SMSD, she beginning her second term (terms would like to continue the are 6 years) as a trustee and was dialogue so that high school At the Swearing-in ceremony were: HCC Board Chair Neeta Sane sworn-in as Chair on January with Deepak Sane, Senator John Whitmire, Munir Ibrahim, Parvin 23, 2014.. Her district campuses BIG PLANS, continued on page 4 Bagherpour and Alief ISD Board President Rick Moreno. include Stafford, Missouri City, Gulfton, and the West Loop. The campus located in Stafford will receive $27M of the bond money and the Missouri City campus will receive $21.5M with an additional $1.5M for Detective Shelley Nicodemus was the passenger on the 2007 By LeaAnne Klentzman an athletic field (not part of the died at the scene. Detective Harley-Davidson motorcycle bond). The Stafford Campus has Vehicular manslaughter Moses Perez suffered head and and was found about 30 feet plans to construct a new Work charges against a former sheriff’s back injuries and was flown to a from the motorcycle. Perez Force building. For the first time, detective have been reduced to Houston Hospital. At the time of was found closer to the bike.” HCC will have a school that Class B Misdemeanor DWI. the accident, Sheriff’s spokesman is solely dedicated to teaching, Early one October Sunday Bob Haenel said, “Nicodemus VEHICULAR, continued on page 4 and in some cases, certifying morning in 2012, Fort Bend students for the industrial sector. Sheriff’s Detectives Moses Programs include electrical, Perez and Shelly Nicodemus plumbing, manufacturing, and were involved in an off duty technology. Trustee Sane said, motorcycle accident. At the “There is a need. We want to time of the accident Assistant prepare the workforce that is Katy police chief Tim Tyler already here. HCC is number said Detective Moses Perez and one in producing work force Detective Shelley Nicodemus ready graduates in Houston.” were traveling west bound This is a perfect fit for the City of along the feeder road of I10 Stafford. Ground breaking for the between Katy Fort Bend Road new building is expected to begin and Pin Oak Road inside Katy in Fall 2014, and as part of bond city limits, when the motorcycle project policy, construction must on which they were riding be 80% complete within three careened out of control. Moses Perez and Shelly Nicodemus By Karen Daniels
Vehicular Manslaughter charges reduced for former detective
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You can put lipstick on a pig but it still wallows in slop - The city of Rosenberg led by their former police chief, now city manager, is determined to appoint crony aka “Heir Apparent” as their new police chief. Why so desperate? Why so determined? Why so frantic?
After 20+ years of reign, is there something that needs to stay buried? Surely not! Yes, they are trying to make it look like they are going through the motions of an Assessment for the new chief of police, but we hear the Fix Is In! “Heir Apparent” is in the lead. Heck, the former police chief, now city manager,
even wrote the job description just for him, or so it appears, including that catch-me-if-youcan physical fitness thingy; which, by the way, has been the topic of gut rolling laughter. As the requirements stand, the former police chief, now city manager, will find himself directing his replacement who will possess far more credentials and physical prowess than he himself enjoys. Just say’n. Can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear … In selecting the new chief, why would the city chose a company that uses one if one of the candidates vying for chief as an assessor?
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If the “Heir Apparent” has been working for or with the assessment company making the selection for chief, wouldn’t that be like insider trading? Hello Martha Stewart! We hear it has has gotten desperate that “Heir Apparent” his tapped his neighbor, you remember him, the football cop with the youngster, and head of the police officer’s association to use Survey Monkey to figure out if they should try and influence City Council on the selection process or not. Really? We can’t make this up!! Now they have Monkeys calling the shots? You’d think the mayor or council would step in and fit the bill. It had lump crabmeat, fat free refried black beans, chile con queso, sour cream, roasted corn, guacamole and jalapenos. They were quite tasty and light. The service was prompt, friendly, and accommodating. Over all, it was a pleasant experience. The atmosphere, wait staff, and food were all satisfying and enjoyable. But $9.00 for a 6 oz. margarita and $16.00 for 8 nachos, it’s a little pricy. Overall Rating: 3 1/2 stars. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.
Hardly anyone disputes that the presence of red light cameras increases rear-enders, but as to t-bone accidents there's no agreement. We often see statistics claiming large reductions of t-bones with cameras, but those statistics, done by the IIHS or police who have a stake in the outcome, don't stand up to even casual audit by professional statisticians. Mark Twain commented: "Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself;
in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: 'There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.'" I have to agree with Twain and Disraeli: We should not bet our lives on statistical studies from either side, just because the studies are numerous or appear to be independent. But I am in California where we have had cameras for a long time (we started in 1997 and once had programs in 105 cities, now down to 52), so I can receive guidance from my local officials who,
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and there were upgrades, too. Those who turned out to support the fundraising effort probably know that while we have come a long way towards meeting the needs of domestic violence victims, there continues to be a gap between funding and the demand for services from those courageously seeking to escape life threatening situations. The Star salutes the Fort Bend County’s Women’s Center for its essential role in the community with its caring services focused on addressing issues of victims of sexual and domestic
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Girlfriends shared lots & lots of giggles at Diva Den Proceeds help rebuild lives free from violence
Sponsored by Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, the Fort Bend County Women’s Center’s 9th annual event at Fluor Daniel, which was converted to a Diva Den, was about indulgences like manicures, pedicures, massages, dining with foods from the popular area restaurants, and so much fun, including dancing. Billed for about 1,000 women, last Thursday on Feb. 6, it felt like there were about 3,000 grown up girls at the pj party,
the Girlfriends Giggle. There was shopping for the kinds of things that girls like with an aim at raising money for the Women’s Center to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and also THEATER, continued from page 1 their children. Proceeds will go towards providing free and confidential emergency shelter, Mill and Hillary Circle that will counseling, crisis intervention deliver water to Cleveland Lake. and other supportive services. The project is expected You know, it costs $67 a to last about six months. day to provide shelter for a Williams Trace woman. That was the cost of reconstruction design contract the general admission ticket The City also awarded a $405,166 design contract to Costello Inc., for the Williams Trace reconstruction between Austin Parkway and Lexington. The road, which was built between 1975-1980, was identified in the City's Star Digital pavement assessment program Studios as needing major repair. The project will be will record oral histories done in two phases with and incorporate photos that the higher priority phase, tell a story about your family. Austin Parkway to State That’s because they are worth Highway 6, beginning first. saving and we’ll do it with video, Additional improvements one of the best ways to hold will include replacing an old on to your loved one’s life stories. water main that runs the length Let us help you. We will scan of the project repairing sewer and touch up old photos and produce lines and replacing three traffic a DVD as a video with a photo montage signals with ornamental poles. and add current video that can be narrated. Give us a call for a free Sugar Land resident, Fred consultation to create what will be a family heirloom that could be updated for future generations. Save your family history today. Kellerman, spoke during the Call Us Now! public comment portion of the February 4 meeting and Capture Your Family History Using Video was concerned that a proposed expansion at St. Laurence Catholic Church might impact 4655 Techniplex Dr., Ste 600 the Williams Trace project. Stafford, Texas 77477 "Traffic counts, traffic signals, construction phases, utilities 281-690-4280 and landscaping are just some www.starvideoproductions.com items that could be skewed if not looked at in unison with the St. Video on demand... it’s a powerful tool and we can help.
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assault and their families. Giggling in healthy relationships for us all is a good thing. If you’re interested in becoming a giggle sponsor or a vendor for next year’s event, it’s never too early to call the Women’s Center, 281-344-5756 or email Anne Budill, abudill@ fortbendwomenscenter.org. HHHHHH This trio at the Girlfriends Giggle held at Fluor Daniel recently is intent at “knocking out domestic violence,” as displayed on the back of the karate tops.
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Laurence plan", Kellerman said. Hayes told the council that while St. Laurence is currently conducting their own traffic study, the city will conduct one as well. A retreat planned for the City Council in March will focus on the fiscal year 2015 budget and possible funding for the Williams Trace project. Final piece in place for Performing Arts Center team The City Council awarded a $244,214 contract to The Projects Group for a Resident Project Representative (RPR) on the Performing Arts Center plan. The RPR is the final part
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park space per 1,000 in population, reports the county. “This acquisition preserves a large area of green space for future generations while providing the YMCA with a facility to enhance their youth programs for area children,” said County Judge Bob Hebert in a news release. “We are very proud of our work to help bring this wonderful developed park facility to Fort Bend County,” he said. The county closed on the Gordon Ranch property last Friday. Judge Hebert thanked the donors for their contributions and Fort Bend Green for their efforts to turn an opportunity into a reality.” The Gordon Ranch, which has served the area as an event venue, is located off FM 359 in Richmond on the west part of the county. It has a 7,000 sq foot lodge, bunk houses, open air pavilions with restrooms, two swimming pools, sports and recreational facilities and a sixacre lake amidst a landscape of pecan and oak trees.
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in the middle and will have conversations with everyone", said Chris Steubing, City Engineer. Councilwoman Amy Mitchell asked why the Performing Arts Center needs an RPR when other city projects don't. "When you get into the audience chamber, the acoustical side of it and the AV components, we need a certain level of expertise to make sure we are making the right decisions", Steubing said. The Projects Group is currently working with ACE Theatrical on a theater project in Brooklyn.
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of a four-component team currently working on the preconstruction phase of the project. The other team members include ACE Theatrical; the design consultant, Martinez & Johnson and Linbeck Construction which entered into a Construction Manager at Risk contract with the City in December. The RPR will act as a liaison between the other team members and the City of Sugar Land. In addition the RPR will be involved in the construction schedule, design, project budget and bidding negotiations. "The RPR will sit
they rolled into Memorial Southwest Hospital…. I was cleaning my gun and my dog shot us all? And in the other officer involved shooting on Kirby, only the crime scene is providing clues. In that incident a burglar was caught in the act of looting an upscale Kirby residence. Instead of tagging out, the crook decided to charge the officer and try and steer-dog him. Things did not go well for the felonious freeloader, he died at the scene. That officer was taken to a nearby hospital. So, you decide...better target acquisition or, are the crooks just dumber than dirt?
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Person others are impressed with: Meeting Willy from Duck Dynasty Biggest surprise about the address: The level of respect the evening held Fun fact: From her seat in the galley she could smell the First Lady’s perfume Question most asked: Did she meet the President of the United States—No Officer Ann Carrizales enjoyed her time with Congressman Pete Olson and was grateful to be honored for a job that she and other officers do every day, but the best part was coming home. She hopes to visit the nation’s capital again soon—next time with her family.
Vehicular Manslaughter charges reduced for former detective VEHICULAR, continued from page 1
In early March of 2013, Perez was indicted by the Fort Bend Grand Jury for Intoxicated Manslaughter W/ Vehicle. He turned himself in and was released after posting a bond of $10,000. On January 31, 2014, Perez accepted a plea deal from
the District Attorney’s office. That plea deal included a reduction from Intoxicated Manslaughter w/a Vehicle, to Class B Misdemeanor DWI; 180 days in jail probated, one years’ probation, $269 court costs, and an agreement to five public speaking engagements on the negative effects of drinking and driving.
Big plans set for Houston Community College HCC - Southwest Campus BIG PLANS, continued from page 1
seniors can earn dual credits. A future partnership between the University of Houston and HCC to offer bachelor degrees, catering to individuals of all ages, is also on her short list. Additionally, HCC professors have taught courses at corporate offices, providing flexibility for
their workers as they receive the instruction or certification needed. Trustee Sane would like to see this continue to grow. And lastly, there are 50 acres of land that she is “interested in future land partnerships” that would benefit both business and education. HCC’s mission is to provide life long learning at affordable prices.
FOOT FACTS by Dr. Eric Tepper BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS FRIGID FEET
Having feet that are constantly cold is not an uncommon occurrence; however, persistently cold feet may be caused by a condition or disease that should be professionally diagnosed and addressed. Low blood pressure may leave feet feeling chilly. A vitamin deficiency, such as insufficient B12, may also be the cause. In addition, thyroid problems, blood vessel issues, or vascular disease may result in constant foot coldness. It is best to address this issue early on in order to learn how to alleviate any further, potentially threatening problems in the future. Should you have an issue with feet that are constantly cold, schedule an appointment with your podiatrist to find out exactly what is causing your discomfort. There is no reason to suffer and continue to experience foot discomfort from bunions, heel pain, toenail problems, skin disorders, and a myriad of other conditions such as discussed in today’s column. We turn to the most advanced treatment for problems of the foot and ankle, always with an understanding and compassionate approach. That’s why so many adults, seniors, and children continue to seek our help whenever it is needed. For treatment for a full range of foot problems, please call 281-980-3668 for an appointment. Our policy is to exhaust all conservative therapies before suggesting surgical options. We’re located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment. Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: The body often responds to cold by cutting off circulation to the extremities in order to preserve blood flow to warm the internal organs.
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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital saves leg surgery to stabilize the leg. To save Vandemark’s leg, Dr. Hicks performed a surgery called a fasciotomy – a procedure that created a large opening down the length of Vandemark’s right calf, exposing bones and muscles and relieving pressure. Following his release from the hospital, Vandemark’s care continued at the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Advanced Wound Care Clinic, where he underwent a series of advanced tissue and skin grafts designed to rebuild his damaged muscles and close up the fasciotomy opening. “Adam has had quite a journey,” says Azul Jaffer, M.D., inpatient medical director of the Advanced Wound Care Clinic. “We were upfront with him from the beginning about the extensive damage his leg suffered, and the possibility Dr. Azul Jaffer and Adam Vandemark that he could lose his leg. His treatment was extremely complex and required multiple her with a pistol, and demanded modalities that in the past would By LeaAnne Klentzman have required his transfer to her purse. She complied the Texas Medical Center. Well, for goodness sake, “this and ran west on Calhoun. Today, we can successfully kind of thing” just does not Neinast said, “The suspect happen around here, said one was described as a black male, treat these complicated cases right here in Sugar Land.” long time Richmond resident. approximately 19-20 years of Vandemark was a patient What “this kind of thing” age, thin build, approximately at the Advanced Wound Care refers to is an armed robbery that 5’8”, with short hair on the Clinic for three-plus months, occurred in the shadows of the sides and flat on the top. He as Dr. Jaffer and the team at historic Courthouse right next was described as a cleanHouston Methodist Sugar Land to one of the busiest places in cut teen wearing grey wool Hospital worked to repair his Richmond during the lunch hour. letterman type jacket with tissue and heal his fasciotomy According to Master blue sleeves.” The pistol opening in preparation for Sergeant Lowell Neinast was described as a black additional surgery to stabilize with the Richmond police semi-automatic. No injuries his leg and ankle bones, which department, “A woman’s purse were physical reported. took place in November. was stolen at gunpoint after Richmond Police Detectives “I could tell that every she and her husband had lunch are requesting anyone with time I finished a treatment in downtown Richmond.” The identifying details on the my leg looked better,” said couple had just finished lunch suspect(s) or circumstances Vandemark. “Sometimes it and were getting into their car surrounding this incident to was just a little change, but which was parked near Sandy please contact the Richmond I knew it was working.” McGee’s restaurant on South Police Department at (281) Dr. Jaffer estimates that over 4th Street near the railroad 342-2849 or Fort Bend the course of Vandemark’s tracks, when the suspect walked County Crime Stoppers at treatment, approximately 20 up to the woman, threatened (281) 342-TIPS (8477). physicians were involved in hands-on care and consultations about his condition as the as a change from the day-toteam searched for the best day routine without having approach to saving the leg. to cook dinner and wash the Vandemark says he is grateful dishes. There’s a host of them to the physicians, nurses and alongside U.S. 59 in Stafford, staff at Houston Methodist Sugar Land has a couple of Sugar Land Hospital and the notable ones, and there’s even Valentine’s Day is Advanced Wound Care Clinic. a new one in Missouri City. Friday…what to “Everyone took really good Maybe it’s worth checking do, what to do? care of me,” he says. “The them out firsthand so that day of the accident, when the when company visits, there’s ambulance crew said they were How about a first date no guessing to be made about taking me to Houston Methodist reenactment this Valentine's where they can stay for an Sugar Land Hospital, I didn’t Day? Was it at the Sugar enjoyable visit. really know anything about Land Town Center at one of For those who are single it. But I’m glad they did.” the restaurants there, an out- without a GF or BF, why Potential patients do not door concert? Maybe it was share anything? Just go out need a doctor’s referral to at that cute Italian restaurant and treat yourself…and you come to the Advanced Wound down the street from the Fort can do this with your friends! Care Clinic. Indications for Bend County courthouse in But for couples, what wound care include diabetic Richmond. A movie date at will probably win out are wounds, pressure ulcers, one of the local theaters, a the traditional flowers, heartvenous stasis ulcers, arterial meet at one of the beauti- shaped boxes of chocolates, ulcers, non-healing surgical ful parks like Oyster Creek, teddy bears and the dinner wounds, complex soft tissue the Mark McGrath one in date. This Friday Fort Bend wounds, traumatic wounds, Meadows Place, an event at will join all others as it celwounds caused by radiation the George Ranch, a soda ebrates the special day of therapy and infected wounds. shop in Rosenberg,or was romance. And what a better Please call 281.275.0770 it a concert at the Stafford place to be, as this is an area to schedule an appointment; Performing Arts Center? that even has a city named for more information, visit This Valentine’s Day, con- after all things sweet, the houstonmethodist.org/sugarland. sider booking a hotel room land of sugar! Doctors at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recently saved the leg of a badly injured patient through a combination of multidisciplinary collaboration and state-of-theart wound care technology. Adam Vandemark, 22, of Sugar Land was on a midday
motorcycle ride back in April 2013 when he was hit broadside by a car. The force of the impact broke Vandemark’s leg in multiple places. Emergency medical crews took him to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, where Carl Hicks, M.D., performed immediate
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Spirit of Freedom Women Republican Women's PAC to host Lieutenant Governor Forum The Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club will host a Republican Candidate Lieutenant Governor forum. The meeting will be held Friday, February 21, at Sugar Creek Baptist Church Chapel, 13213 SW Freeway, Sugar Land, from 11 am to 1 pm.
Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst. If you have a question you want to ask, submit your questions in advance to info@ spiritoffreedomwomen.com. Please make sure the questions are directed to all candidates. Also, be aware because of time restraints, we cannot ask all the questions submitted. For upcoming meetings or more information about the club
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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a virus that affects the respira tory tract of many children and adults. When the infection occurs, it can be serious in premature children and older adults. The virus starts to show symptoms four to six days after infection. Symptoms are those that are typical of a cold - fever, soreness, runny nose, and headache. Signs of severe illness include difficulty breathing, high fever, wheezing, and cough because of a bacterial infection. Severe RSV infection may lead to other respiratory problems in premature infants. Complications may include a middle ear infection, lung infection and asthma. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications may help treat mild cold symp toms. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil) may be taken to help reduce fever. The maximum dosage of acetaminophen should not be exceeded because it can cause liver damage. Nebulized albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin) may be taken to help with breathing. This medica tion helps open up the airways and may cause shaking of the hands and feet. A doctor may prescribe ribavirin (Rebetol) to help kill the virus and reduce infection. Ribavirin disrupts the production of proteins necessary for viral DNA replication. Some children and very sick adults may need a machine to help the lungs breathe.
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THE CHOICE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT Healey has been endorsed by those who rely on a D.A. to help them ﬁght Crime: The Sugar Land Police Ofﬁcers Association The Missouri City Police Ofﬁcers Association Troy Nehls, Ft. Bend County Sheriff Mike Berezin, Missouri City Interim Police Chief Bill Whitworth, Richmond Police Chief Bonny Krahn, Stafford Police Chief Kenny Seymour, Fulshear Police Chief A.J. Dorr, Ft. Bend Constable, Precinct 1 Trevor Nehls, Ft. Bend Constable Precinct 4 David Rider, Chief of Police Mark Hopkins, Chief of Police Ernie Taylor, Retired Sugar Land Police Chief Robert Gracia, Retired Rosenberg Police Chief
COMMITTED TO JUSTICE AND THE PEOPLE OF FORT BEND COUNTY WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE IN HEALEY: • The lowest crime rate of Houston’s 8 surrounding counties • Over 50 felony cases personally tried, none reversed on appeal • 21 years of efﬁcient management of the largest law ofﬁce within Fort Bend County
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Healey’s opponent has no experience as an attorney prosecuting criminals. She has both practiced defending criminal cases and lived in our county for less than 2 years.
James Thompson, Mayor of Sugar Land Allen Owen, Mayor of Missouri City Charles Jessup, Mayor of City of Meadows Place Leonard Scarcella, Mayor of Stafford Evalyn Moore, Mayor of Richmond Vincent Morales, Mayor of Rosenberg Tommy Kuykendall, Mayor of Fulshear Delbert Wendt, Mayor of Needville Bob Haenel, Mayor of Fairchilds
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• Doctor of Jurisprudence, South Texas College of Law, 1981 • Fort Bend County Assistant District Attorney, 1982-1992 • Appointed to perform the duties of the District Attorney, 1992 • Elected District Attorney, 1994-Present • Aggressively prosecuting murderers and child molestors • Swiftly punishing violent juvenile law breakers through more frequent use of the certiﬁcation process • Successfully acquired approximately $2,000,000 in state and federal grants which paid the salaries of necessary personnel • Maintaining an open door policy so that everyone can convey their feelings & opinions • Developed 11 specialized divisions to punish criminals and protect victims
• Member of the Board of Directors Child Advocates of Ft. Bend • Chairman, Ft. Bend Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Council 2012-2013 • Ft. Bend Women’s Center Council of Resources • Member of Parks Youth Ranch Advisory Board • Member of Board of Directors, Ft. Bend County Narcotics Task Force • Ft. Bend and Needville Chambers of Commerce, Central Ft. Bend Chamber Alliance • Member of the Exchange Club of Fort Bend • All American Volunteer of the Year Award 2013, TX–LA Gulf Coast District of Exchange • Fort Bend Republican Clubs • Life Member Fort Bend Fair Association
• Married for 35 years to Theodora, a teacher for 40 years • Active Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Richmond • Fort Bend County resident since 1982
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Sugar Mill drainage project to begin soon
Sugar Land City Council recently approved a $1.1 million contract with Metro City Construction, L.P. for drainage improvements in Sugar Mill. The improvements are identified in the City's master drainage plan and will reduce the risk of street ponding and flooding previously reported in sections one, two and three of Sugar Mill, an area surrounded by Eldridge Road, Lakeview Drive, Wood Street and Greenbelt Drive. The project builds on drainage work that was completed in 2011. Since then, the City focused on acquiring easements and a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Construction will soon begin on two storm sewers
along Rolling Mill and Hillary Circle that will deliver water to Cleveland Lake. The project is expected to last about six months. Drainage improvements continue north of Sugar Mill in the Ragus Lakes area. The year-long $4.4 million project began last November and will be completed in phases. The Ragus Lakes project includes installation of box culverts along Ragus Lake Drive, Vickery Drive, Kathi Lynn Lane, Jo Ann Lane and Baytree Drive and a drainage pipe along Jo Ann Drive between Vinehill and Mary Sue Court. The planned improvements continue into Covington Woods along Vinehill Drive to Baytree and Maygrove. Construction updates are posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov.
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Bring your sweetheart to Steel Magnolias this February This February, bring your sweetheart to Truvy’s beauty parlor, where good friends gather to share life’s joys and sorrows
and dish the dirt, as AwardWinning Fort Bend Theatre’s presents Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias. From planning a
wedding to planning a funeral, these six amazing southern women reveal what it takes to be true “Steel Magnolias.”
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Kenn W. Glave entered into eternal rest on February 8, 2014, following a long illness. He is the son of Kenneth L. Glave and Dolores Campbell Glave, who preceded him in death and is survived by his wife of 46-years, Melody; son Steven; daughter-inlaw, Natalie Myers Glave; grandsons, Grayson and Kurt; g r a n d d a u g h t e r, Faith; and his beloved cat, Lady Mona. Born in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Kenn grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri, attained the rank of Eagle Scout, graduated in 1954 from Webster Groves High School and earned a degree in Political Science from East Texas State. Kenn proudly served his country in the US Army, 34th Signal Corps in Ludwigsburg, Germany and then began a distinguished career in the airline industry - where he represented the United States and Pan American World Airways in Turkey, Egypt, Viet Nam, Laos, Afghanistan, Germany and North Yemen. Meeting his childhood hero, Charles Lindberg, and traveling the world was his dream-come-true and for 77 years he lived his dream. For over 30 years, he operated Kenn’s Executive Travel in
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downtown Houston and lived in Quail Valley. He graduated from Missouri City’s first Citizens Police Academy, its first Citizens Fire Academy and was a volunteer for the Citizens Response Team. Kenn served as a member of the Public Safety Committee as part of the Missouri City Bond Issue Task Force and supported planned development of his adopted city. He served in leadership positions and was president of the Skal Club, an international organization for travel and tourism. A Memorial celebration of Kenn’s life will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014, at 1: 30 pm, at The Settegast-Kopf Co. Sugar Creek, Sugar Land. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a donation to support the Wounded Warrior Project, or the charity of your choice, be made in his name.
The Settegast-Kopf Company@Sugar Creek 15015 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, Texas 77478 281-565-5015
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Zana Roe Thompson Johnson, a former resident of Dallas and a long-time resident of Fort Bend County, peacefully passed away on February 6, 2014 surrounded by her family. Born in 1924 in Pecos, Texas, Zana, affectionately known as “Babe” by her parents, attended W.H. Adamson High School in Dallas, Texas before attending North Texas State Teachers College in Denton, Texas. Coming back to Dallas, Zana worked for the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad where she met her husband, Robert Ray “Bob” Johnson, from Winnsboro, Texas. Zana and Bob were married from 1950 until Bob’s untimely death in 1985 in an industrial accident. Zana worked in the beginning of the computer industry for IBM and C E Lummus, while raising three children, Wes, Ellen and Charley. After retirement, Zana became very active in the Fort Bend Republican Women’s Club and The Fort Bend County Fair. She enjoyed ranching, raising cattle for fun and traveling with her friends and grandchildren. Zana traveled all over The United States and the world. Some of her favorite destinations were Africa, Japan, Russia, England, and France. One of her favorite activities was taking her grandchildren at the age of 10 to the destination of their choice across The United States. She had eleven grandchildren and she was able to accompany all but two on their trips. For those two trips she could not attend, she funded their adventures. These were her most beloved memories. Zana was preceded in death by her parents, Irone Wesley Thompson and Mamie Roe Thompson, and her husband “Bob” Johnson. She is survived by her three children; Robert Wesley Johnson and his wife
This unforgettable view of strong female relationships will be playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. through February 16, at 2815 N. Main, Stafford, TX 77477. Tickets are only $16 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $13 for children. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.fortbendtheatre.com. For more information call (281) 208-3333 and an FBT staff member will assist you.
Linda Weichsel Johnson, Martha Ellen Crocker and her husband Charles Glen Crocker, and Charles Stephen Johnson and his wife, Vicki Lynn Johnson. She is also survived by her eleven grandchildren; Robert Matthew Johnson, Lauren Gillet Duquette and her husband Allen Guy Duquette, Charles Justin Crocker and his wife Adelina Gallegos Crocker, Jeremy Austin Crocker and his wife Stephanie Hill Crocker, Jacob Tyler Crocker, Jenny Nicole Crocker, Charles Ryan Johnson, Samantha Jo Johnson, Cole Jacob Johnson, Evangelyn Jane Johnson, and Henry Travis Johnson, as well as six great-grandchildren; Rianna Gallegos Crocker, Lola Gallegos Crocker, Raven Hill, Kailey Elizabeth Crocker, Aiden Jonathan Crocker, and Jackson Reef Crocker. The family gratefully appreciates the care and love provided to Zana and all of the family by the many caregivers at The Barton House in Sugar Land, Texas. The family also acknowledges the attention to Zana by A Med Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, a memorial tribute donation can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www. alz.org or The Barton House Activity Fund at 2229 Williams Trace Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas 77478. Services were held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston. For more information please visit www.memorialoaksfunerals.com
Memorial Oaks Funeral Home / Memorial Oaks Cemetery 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079 281-497-2210
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M’Lynn (Pamela Whittaker) and Shelby (Jessica Griffin) pose for photo at friend Truvy’s Beauty parlor (Back row – Clairee (Lisa Schofield), Annette (Kelsey Peltier), Truvy (Jenta Frick), and Ouiser (Donna Dagley) in Steel Magnolias.
Shop "Till you Drop" at Austin High School's 1st Annual Market Day on February 22 With the spring fast approaching, what better way to get in the spirit than with shopping? Whether it’s handcrafted decorations or personalized gifts, albums and keepsakes, shopping for the unique gift is a fun and easy way to make a special
FBISD to host Middle School Theatre One-Act Play Festivals, February 15
Fort Bend ISD’s Department of Fine Arts will host its annual Middle School One-Act Play Festivals on Saturday, February 15, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at both Zone A and Zone B competition sites. The festivals will feature 40-minute theatrical performances by students from the District’s 14 middle schools. Zone A Competition Bush High School - 6707 FM 1464, Richmond. Participating schools (in order of performances) – McAuliffe, Hodges Bend, Lake Olympia, Garcia, Sartartia, Fort Settlement, and Baines Zone B Competition Marshall High School Auditorium, 1220 Buffalo Run, Missouri City. Participating schools (in order of performances) – Crockett, Bowie, Dulles, Missouri City, Sugar Land, Quail Valley, and First Colony. An awards ceremony will follow each Zone Competition at 5:00 p.m. at the designated sites. The event is free.
Youth of the Month named for February
someone’s birthday more memorable. The Austin High School ProGrad – Market Day, February 22- AHS Commons, 3434 Pheasant Creek Dr., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm is designed to inspire everyone with innovative art, clothing, crafts, scrapbooking, and unique gift ideas. Customers of all ages are invited to stop by and get a head start on their shopping. With a wide array of gifts, crafts and exciting ideas available for everyone, visitors can look forward to giving their favorite
person a wonderful gift with a very personal touch. Multiple Vendors will have unique merchandise not found locally. Admission is $1.00 per person.To learn more about the event go to austinbulldogprograd. weebly.com. Profits from the Market Day will benefit the Austin High School Class of 2014 Project Graduation (ProGrad 2014). AHS Market Day will be open from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the AHS Commons (3434 Pheasant Creek Drive Sugar Land, Texas)
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HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994
SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310
2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am - 6:00pm Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA "A Place To Call Home" - www.hbctx.org
4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Contemporary Worship Service: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:15am Traditional Worship Service: 11:15am www.southminpres.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND • 281-240-3195
502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 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
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Traditional Worship: 8:00am and 10:30am Contemporary Worship: 9:15am Sunday School all ages: 9:15am and 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 Michael Wang, received the Exchange Club Youth of the Month on February 5. He is a senior at Clements High School and was a 2 year letterman in Varsity Football as a wide receiver. He was a finalist for the Touchdown Club of Houston Scholar Athlete Award. Michael is also an Eagle Scout and serves in the community on the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee, Shape Up Fort Bend, and Grant-A-Starr Foundation. Michael is planning to major in Business.
ACCOUNTING Lisa Long
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
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. —1 Corinthians 13:4-5
FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711
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
BRIGHTON CHURCH • 281-988-7755 11925 SW Frwy 59 • Stafford (Between W. Airport and Murphy Rd.) Sunday Worship: 10:30am www.brightonhouston.org • Refreshing & Relevant
FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055 121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am www.facebook.com/freedomchurchintl Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger
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OXFORD / COMMONWEALTH – Fantastic 2 Story with Updates Throughout! Gleaming Hardwoods in family & formals. Cul-de-Sac lot, No back Neighbors!. Updated Kitchen with Granite Counter tops, large center island (great work space), cabinets galore & much more! Grand Master Bedrm w/large sitting area. Updated Master Bath, shower w/seamless glass with tiled walls, double sink granite vanity & lighting. Lattice covered deck with benches. 3 car garage with one stall converted, sheetrocked & A/C’d, perfect work shop/hobby room! $314,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3702BC)
SIENNA PLANTATION – Come see this Darling 4/3.1/2 Home in the Highly Desired Sienna Plantation on a Large Corner Lot. Has over $32,000 in Upgrades! Hardwood floors, 2’’ blinds throughout, spacious island kitchen w/Gas Range & Open Kitchen Concept. Lg. Game Room up. Beautiful Plantation style porch in front & back. Loft can be computer nook. 2 Master Suites (1 upstairs & 1 down). Alarm & sprinkler system. Fabulous Area Amenities....Resort Style Community Pools, Private Golf Course & Much More. A Must See! $220,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM6030SB)
RIVERBEND NORTH – Elegant Emerald Home w/ large pool accented by soothing waterfall! Great curb appeal w/large mature shade trees & landscaping. Master bedroom down. Downstairs flex room/study/ or 4th bedroom w/connecting bath. Spacious kitchen w/large center island. Open concept large family room w/ 2 story ceiling height, gas log fireplace & a wall w/ built-in cabinets & accent shelves. Large back yard w/sparkling pool w/tanning ledge & accent waterfall. Covered patio. Perfect for outdoor entertaining! $249,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1622GR)
SWEETWATER – Gorgeous 1 Story Sweetwater Golf Course Home! Exquisitely designed, very well built. Harrington builder, built (& lived in) this home for himself. Over $200,000 in updates/upgrades! Kitchen features Granite countertops, SS appliances & walk-in pantry. Beautiful Hardwood floors in all formals & kitchen. Also features Plantation Shutters, Double Crown Molding, Study w/Built-Ins & much more! Oversized back yard patio w/covered deck overlooking a breath-taking golf course view of ‘’rolling hills’’! $489,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM52GL)
TELFAIR – Exquisitely Designed 1.5 Story w/Over $70K in Upgrades! Architectural Flair Thru-out with Columns, Art Niches, High Ceilings, Hardwoods in Formals, 20’’ tile, Plantation Shutters, Stained Glass & Much More! Kitchen w/Granite Counter Tops & Center Island. Open Concept Floor Plan. Large Master Suite w/cozy sitting area accented by a wall of windows. Spacious Master Bath w/2 Walk-in Closets, both w/ custom built-ins! Beautiful Sun Room off Formal Living Rm. Lg. Upstairs Media Rm. A Must See! $590,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1902TL)
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OYSTER CREEK PLACE Located in Lake Olympia. All new carpet and laminate floors. Move in ready. Available for showing Friday, Feb. 7. $179,088. CALL BROOKS SIMMONS 713-502-8905
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TELFAIR - Classic Designed 2-Story Home offers Both Formal + Family; Island Kitchen w/ Granite; Wood & Travertine Tile Flrs; Game + Theater Rm; Gentleman’s Library; Putting Green w/6 Holes; Bocce Ct; Salt-Water Pool/ Spa.5/4.1/3A $995,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (7514TA)
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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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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)
RIVERSTONE - Trendmaker Designed 2-Story Home offers Private Study, Open Kitchen w/ Granite & SS Appliances, Spacious Family Rm w/High Ceiling & Gas Log F/P, 1st Flr Master, 2nd Flr Game Rm + 3 Bedrms. No Backyard Neighbors. Built in 2013. 4/3.1/2A $385,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4618MI)
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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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LAKE COLONY – Wonderfully updated & upgrade Newmark Home in highly sought after First Colony w/Clements High. This fabulous home has Pecan hardwood flooring in both formals & main living area. Plt. Shutters. Granite Counter tops & island kit. w/refurbished cabinets, Bosh dishwasher & GE profile double oven-one is even a convec. oven. Hickory hardwood flrs in Master w/large arched window overlooking cool,refreshing sculpted pool w/tanning ledge, flagstone edge & cool decking. Seamless shower door. Roof-2013. $265,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM2827WL)
BANK OWNED!!! Over 6000 sqft, built in 2007 and over an acre lot on the water!! Dont miss the great buy on this upgraded beauty. Call Caryn for more info 281-867-7575. (6022SA)
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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)
Exceptional beautiful TH. One story room mate plan with high ceilings, tile floor in kitchen and bath rooms. Recent carpet, paint, & updated kitchen, & ceiling fans. Great value, well maintained. Call now 281-867-7575. (11756SK)
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Very nice brick home. Lots of upgrades. Bright and open floor plan. Both formals with wood floors. Large family room. Oversized granite island kitchen. Call Caryn quick at 281-867-7575. (8118CI)
LA ROCHE 4/2/2 • $139,900 FRESH PAINT INSIDE AND OUT
Great Perry built home on cul-de-sac.5 bedroom,plus gameroom and study! 3 car garage! Fresh interior paint,granite in large island kitchen with many replaced fixtures and gas cooktop! Wood in living and dining! Large master suite down, with beautiful tile in bath-whirlpool and separate shower! HUGE closet! Fabulous gameroom up,room for pool table and much more! Four large bedrooms with two full baths up! Large study. Golf course community within walking distance to school, park, and GREAT pools! $369,900 (1627FR)
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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 3/2/2: 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
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S B WICKSON - Sprawling Country Estate Custom nestled on total of approx: 5 Wooded acres (2 adl acres adjacent) Low taxes! Two lakes. Huge barn w/insulated /Kitchen/ Bath. Oversized carport & added slab for /equipment/ large vehicles. Green House. Open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Metal roof. Large windows bring the outdoors in!!! Master Retreat w/adjoining sitting area/ nursery,expansive dream Closets. Short commute to Hwy59 and 20 minutes to Sugar Land. Excellent Needville ISD! $895,000 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102 (7807FA)
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WESTFIELD PINES • Stop this is the one! This beautiful 4 bedroom home offers both formals, family room, large backyard. Lovely crown molding in formals and master bedroom. The warm feeling this home gives off as you walk in makes you want to stay. Enjoy entertaining family and friends, or a night of games or grilling your favorite burgers. A/C replaced in 2012. Come by you will be glad you did!!. $128,000 (5218RU)
players from the Houston Texans competing. In addition, the event will feature a silent auction with items such as autographed apparel, autographed game-day memorabilia and an “experience package” to sit in the dugout during an inning. J.J. Watt merchandise will also be available for sale. In 2013, the event sold out and raised $330,000 for the Justin J. Watt Foundation, whose mission is to provide after-school opportunities for children in the community to become involved
in athletics, so that they may learn the basic character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic and perseverance while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers. For more information about the Justin J. Watt Foundation and the event, visit www.jjwfoundation. org. Media requests or sponsorship information for this event are available through Capture Marketing at info@ capturemarketingllc.com or 262696-5177.
FBISD receives Texas Honors Circle Award from Comptroller Fort Bend ISD is a recipient of the Texas Comptroller’s 2013 Texas Honors Circle Award, which recognizes districts and campuses that achieve academic success through cost-effective operations. Recipients of campus awards are Sartartia Middle School and Scanlan Oaks Elementary School. Award recipients achieve strong academic performance while spending relatively less
compared to their fiscal peers. “It is fantastic to have thirdparty affirmation of our efforts,” said Steven Bassett, FBISD Chief Financial Officer. “As district administrators, we work hard to be good stewards of the funds entrusted to us.” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced that 55 Texas school districts and 317 school campuses received the Texas Honors Circle
Award as a result of their outstanding performance in the 2013 Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST). FAST, mandated by the 2009 Texas Legislature, is an annual study that examines both academic performance and financial efficiency to identify school districts, charter operators and campuses that deliver high-quality education at relatively low costs.
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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Tickets for J.J. Watt Charity Classic now on sale Tickets for the J.J. Watt Charity Classic, presented by your local ford dealers, are now on sale at the Constellation Field box office and online at www. sugarlandskeeters.com. The Constellation Field box office will be open regular box office hours of Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held on Friday, May 2, at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. Events will kick off with a home run derby followed by the softball game with defensive and offensive
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CREEKMONT • This immaculate PERRY home is stunning and must be seen. Energy efficient, open floor plan, high ceilings, arches, 2 inch blinds, 42 inch cabinets, wet bar area. Mannington hardwood floors in the living room and in the office/study. Builtin entertainment center w/remote control fire place. Over sized backyard with sprinkler system. This is property is a must see. Upgrades are top notch and can NOT be matched. $179,000 (4422KI)
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CEDAR SPRINGS • The Bella Plan is our largest home w/stone accents & brick elevation. This home includes a spacious dining room, open family room, kitchen w/ breakfast bar, granite countertops, maple cabinets, & ceramic tile flooring. Great family home w/5 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths, & huge game room up. Master bedroom located on first floor. Gated community, Easy access to Beltway 8 & Hwy 59. Close to Bellaire Asian Business District. Convenient to Eldridge Energy Corridor & Westchase District.. $209,950 (8834WI)
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3/2/2, fresh paint, corner lot, great shade trees, big master, ABR, CDPE, CIPS, CRS, GRI living & dining, covered back deck. $165,000. Clements H.S., Austin Parkway Elem., First RE/MAX Fine Properties Colony Middle. Split floor plan. 281-265-5533 • Each Office (4402WA)
SIENNA PLANTATION - Stunning brick\ stone Perry home on large lot, Quiet Street. Foyer opens to wrought iron spiral staircase w\ view to back of home and expansive display of two story windows, fireplace, Butler’s Pantry, gourmet kitchen w\sprawling island w\ seating opens to Family Room. Spacious Master Suite w\two large closets, garden tub, granite counters. Second bedroom down. $479,900 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102 (3010MU)
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QUAIL VALLEY - Spectacular 4BR +game room/3.5 bath custom home on oversized lot w/ Pool. Faux paint island kitchen w/custom cabinets, granite. Outdoor space is incredible. Flagstone patio with gas grill separate from fenced pool. Screen porch w/doggie door, mature landscaping. MLS# 54264248 $276,000. (3102HO)
QUAIL VALLEY - 4 Bedroom home on golf course. Granite counters, balcony, recent carpet and paint, fruit trees on this large golf course lot. MLS # 87587386. $189,000. (3710TH)
Randy Lemmon featured speaker at garden club meeting Sugar Land Garden Club presents "Help!-One-on-One with Randy Lemmon", Knights of Columbus Hall, 702 Burney Road, Sugar Land, on Tuesday, February 18. Refreshments 9:30am; program 10am; business meeting 11:am. Help your garden and
lawn recover from "Polar Vortex 2" and enjoy a lively interaction with Houston's own Randy Lemmon of Saturday and Sunday morning GardenLine on NewsRadio 740 KTRH. He will also share some Citrus Growing Tips before taking questions from
the floor. It should be an informative and quick hour! Bring your questions. Free and open to the public. Randy's book, "1001 GardenLine Questions with Randy Lemmon" will be on sale. For more information go to www.sugarlandgardenclub.org.
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Taking the fight against Cancer to Washington, D.C. Mary Ann Dolezal, Lambda Sigma Chapter TSO, from Sugar Land representing Congressional District 22 traveled to Washington, D.C. recently with over 600 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers and staff from across the country to represent cancer patients and survivors, calling on Congress to make cancer a national priority. Volunteers asked lawmakers in our nation’s capital to protect funding for cancer research and prevention programs, co-sponsor legislation to improve patient quality of life, and support a 94-cent increase to the federal tobacco tax. “More than ever, the ability to influence public policy is critical to saving more lives from cancer,” says Dolezal, a public health educator. Meeting with Congressman Pete Olson as well as Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, Dolezal and her team asked Congress to put partisanship aside on behalf of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the United States and more than 1.6 million people in America who are estimated to be diagnosed this year. Dolezal stated, “Having lost family and friends to cancer and supporting those currently going through treatment, it is important that our legislators hear from their constituents.” ACS CAN volunteers let lawmakers know that volunteers
from every state across the country are counting on them to take a stand and not let another year pass – a year when 570,000 people in America will die from cancer – by supporting what works
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and funding research that can help finish the fight. Go to www. acscan.org to contact Congress and make your voice heard. “Advocating for those who cannot, is something I can do. It helps me celebrate my son Matthew’s life (1983-1992) and honor other family and friends who have had to travel this road. Together we can make a difference in tomorrow,” says Dolezal. An online fund that supports these advocacy efforts has been created. To help make cancer a top national priority, go to: http:// action.acscan.org/goto/MADolezal. Contact Mary Ann Dolezal at email@example.com.
Loving Friends will meet for dinner and entertainment on Tuesday, February 18, at Sweetwater Country Club, 4800 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, with arrival time 5:00 p.m. Bill Parish, a very talented vocalist/guitarist performs as a single act, with his sequencing module that has a full band sound. His ability to connect with an audience and play songs that delight is a pleasure to experience. Reservations are necessary by calling 281-261-4043. The cost for dinner and entertainment is $17 inclusive and complimentary valet parking is available. For more information on Loving Friends, please contact Mary Madison at 281-261-4043.
The experience of traveling extensively in Europe, the Far East and our own beautiful United States has infused an appreciation in Emily for the intensity and variety in our world’s sounds, textures and colors. This dramatic diversity kindled her interest in capturing the vision and emotion of these moments in watercolor as “Expressions of Life”. Her art captures the moment of wonder, the splendor of the view and the sheer enjoyment of being alive. Emily has an active love affair with life. She exercises daily, watches her diet, meditates, actively volunteers, and continues to seek learning. Her passions are art, travel and family. Recently retired from her career in technology, she is now free to expend more energy on her portfolio. The same level of dedication and talent she exhibited in business she now displays in her watercolors. Opening reception for Emily’s solo exhibition will be March 21st, 6pm9pm. For details, please call 281-565-0957.
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March 29th & 30th Sugar Land Artists Guild Spring Cleaning Sale
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Dulles Lady Soccer players Makayla Mueller(shown at left) and Brooke Bottensek commit to play college soccer. Makayla signed her commitment letter to play soccer at Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX. Brooke signed a National Letter of Intent at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX to play goalie, with the class of 2014.
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The Fort Bend County Museum’s evening foodie event, Bites & Brews, still has a few free spaces left for vendors who would like to showcase samples of their culinary specialties. “Bites & Brews offers a unique marketing opportunity for local cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and catering services. Because of the sampling aspect of the evening, all of our guests are potential new customers for participating vendors,” said Lindsay Lucas, Director of Development. Braman Winery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and George Ranch Historical Park are just a few of the vendors that will be offering tastings at the event on Saturday, February 22. Free vendor
spaces for Bites & Brews are currently available on a first-come, first-serve basis. “The only expense on the vendors’ behalf will be the samples they bring to Bites & Brews. There is no charge for table or booth space, and we welcome all kinds of adventurous varieties and savory flavors,” Lucas added. For more information on becoming a vendor or underwriting entertainment for the evening, contact Lindsay Lucas at (281) 342-1256 or email llucas@ fortbendmuseum.org. Bites & Brews will kick-off at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple. To purchase tickets for Bites & Brews on February 22, call the Fort Bend County Museum (281) 342-6478.
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in duplicate, on the original forms, signed by an officer of the company, will be received by Fort Bend County M.U.D. No. 26, at the offices of the operator at Quail Valley Utility District located at 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas 77459 until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 for the construction of:
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Qualified companies are invited to submit sealed proposals to Stafford Municipal School District for Chromebooks, RFP# 20140002, at the Stafford MSD administration building, 1625 Staffordshire Rd, Stafford, Texas before 2:00 p.m. central standard time on the 3rd day of March, 2014. Bid document can be found on the District’s website: www.staffordmsd.org STAFFORD MSD Qualified companies are invited to submit sealed proposals to Stafford Municipal School District for Laptop computers, RFP# 20140001, at the Stafford MSD administration building, 1625 Staffordshire Rd, Stafford, Texas before 2:00 p.m. central standard time on the 3rd day of March, 2014. Bid document can be found on the District’s website: www.staffordmsd.org
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
GROUND STORAGE TANK REPLACEMENT AND OTHER RENOVATIONS AT WATER PLANT NO. 1 Fort Bend County M.U.D. No. 26 Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of William LeBeouf, Deceased, were issued on February 10, 2014, in Cause No. 13-CPR026189, perrding in the County Court atLaw No. 4, Fort Bend County, Texas, to: Susana Ileana LeBeouf.
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All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
Bid Security shall be a Bid Bond, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check in an amount equal to ten (10%) percent of the total bid and must accompany each proposal. Bid Bond, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check must be made payable to Fort Bend County M.U.D. No. 26.
c/o: Susana Ileana LeBeouf 6814 Kamas Lane Needville. Texas 77461
The successful bidder must furnish an insurance certificate, a performance bond and a payment bond in the amount of one hundred (100%) percent of the contract price within the (10) days after receipt of the contract documents. Payment and performance bonds shall be issued from sureties with “A+” rating from Best’s Key Rating Guide and who are authorized by the State Board of Insurance to do business in Texas and to issue said bonds. The bonds must be signed by an authorized representative of the surety, and licensed by the State Board of Insurance. Fort Bend County M.U.D. No. 26 reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept any bid deemed advantageous to them or waiver all irregularities. Dated: February 2014 Fort Bend County M.U.D. No. 26
DATED the 10 day of February, 2014. Dean Zand Attorney for Susana Ileana LeBouf 905 Front Street Richmond, Texas 77469 Telephone: (281) 299-1294 Facsimile: (281) 778-3118
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REAL ESTATE AUCTION This is “NOT” a bankruptcy or foreclosure sale!!! In “The Grove” 3311 Colonel Court Drive Richmond, Texas 77406 (Fort Bend County) Sat. Feb. 15, 2014-auction at 12 NOON-registration 10 AM! “OPEN HOUSE” Sun. Feb. 9, 2014- 2pm till 4pm 2 story brick, approx. 2192 sq.ft. 4 BR/2 bath upstairs, ½ bath downstairs/ 2 car garage, fenced backyard
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Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (or until sold out) In front of the greenhouse behind the agricultural Center located at 1402 Band Rd., Rosenberg, TX 77471
TWO FAMILY GARAGE SALE, Fri. & Sat. 7am, 3611 Richland Park Dr., Richmond, TX, Tons of furniture, rugs, w/m clothing, home decor, dishes, infant/toddler clothing and toys and much much more.
Member Texas & National Auctioneers Association
Bud O’Shields Community Center 1330 Band Rd., Rosenberg, TX, 77471 For information go to www.fbmg.com or call the Fort Bend Master Gardener Hotline at 281-341-7068 Educational programs conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services are required to contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 281.342.3034 five working days prior to the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made. The Texas A&M University System, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners’ Court of Texas cooperating.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 H
Healthcare Reform Act luncheon set for February 25
Fort Bend Settlement MS students claims 1st place
The Healthcare Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon about the Healthcare Reform Act with Carol Edwards, CEO from AccessHealth which will be presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. The luncheon will be held at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. How does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect you and your business? This seminar is for anyone who has experienced changes in their healthcare and are looking for answers. This presentation will include: • What the ACA is and how you and your
Fort Settlement Middle School 6th grade students Nithin Parsan, Anish Mago, Siddanth Arora and Dillon Ding participated in the 2014 Mars Rover Model Competition conducted by the University of Houston (http://marsrover.phys.uh.edu/ about.php) on January 25. They claimed 1st place in the Solar powered rovers with their working model “Amazement”. Their mission was to colonize Mars and the rover was designed to prepare the site of landing. The team was led by their science teacher Mrs. Karen Staley. Mrs. Staley and Mrs. Julie Diaz (Principal FSMS) were a huge support to the team and helped the team make it to the competition in spite of the bad weather on January 24.
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Shown from left are Anish Mago, Mrs. Karen Staley, Siddanth Arora, Nithin Parsan and Dillion Ding.
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Communications Division Kempner High School personnel get pay hike Wind Ensemble invited to By LeaAnne Klentzman
Commissioners Court has granted a revamp of the Communications Division at the Sheriff’s Office. After the vote last week, a tough job that has gotten little recognition and abysmal pay for years at the sheriff’s office will see a much needed pay boost. Along with the pay increase, a career ladder had been developed with the creation of new positions. According to Major Chad Norvel, who heads up the Administrative section of the sheriff’s office, starting pay for
Telecommunications Officers (TCO I), TCO II and TCO III positions all received pay increases of 4.53 percent and 6.31 percent, respectively, with those amounts going on top of the 3.63 percent raise commissioners approved for sheriff’s office law enforcement personnel in October. “Our dispatch unit is the third busiest 911 center in the region with more than 190,000 911 calls per year,” said Nehls. “We also are the only Dispatch Center that dispatches EMS and we have now added mental health training requirements.” Nehls said the raises will
enable the sheriff’s office to recruit personnel for the Dispatch Center as well as retain personnel who are already on the job. Aside from their duties as dispatchers for the sheriff’s office these same communication personnel also dispatch for 11 fire departments, EMS, and numerous smaller law enforcement agencies throughout the county. The Dispatch Center has openings. An application form is available on the Sheriff’s Office webpage on the Fort Bend County website, www. fortbendcounttx.gov.
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community service programs. The Kempner Band is directed by Branden Hill, Benjamin Muths, Gustavo Jacobo, and Kendall LeJeune. For more information about the band, visit www. KempnerMarchingCougars. com. To learn more about the National Concert Band Festival, visit www.musicforall.org.
Kempner Wind Ensemble students practice for their upcoming trip to Indiana.
Missouri City citizens encouraged to join “Go Green” tree planting event Feb. 22 On Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, Missouri City is inviting citizens to “Go Green” this winter at a special tree planting event alongside the Oyster Creek Trail. Missouri City will once again continue its dedication to beautifying the “Show Me City” at the tree planting event sponsored by Missouri City Green and the Missouri City Forestry Department. Residents interested in planting trees along Oyster
Creek Trail will meet at the trail head next to the YMCA football field parking lot at 4433 Cartwright Rd. Residents of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the free event. No tree planting experience is required. Tools, training and refreshments will be provided. Participants are asked to wear close-toed shoes and gloves. Ongoing Missouri City Forestry projects include the Edible Arbor Trail, a tasty
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Sugar Land Christian Women's Connection welcomes author Karen R. Kilby The Sugar Land Christian Women's Connection will hold its monthly luncheon featuring Karen R. Kilby, on Friday, February 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Karen, who is a captivating international speaker on the Personalities, as well as a published author, will speak on "Dealing with Life's Dilemmas." Karen has over
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Dulles High School students advance to National Science Bowl Finals The Science Bowl team from Dulles High School is one of only 14 teams across the U.S. to win their regional competition for the 2014 National Science Bowl and advance to the National Finals to be held April 24-28 in Washington, D.C. The Dulles Team includes Siddarth Guha (captain), Kevin Li, Rik Nag, Rahul Nagvekar and Aman Patel. They will join thousands of middle and high school students from across the country at the National Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, where they will compete by answering questions and solving technical problems relating to biology, chemistry, earth and space
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science, physics and math. The top 16 high school and eight middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top
two high school teams will be announced at a later date. Approximately 14,000 students competed at nationals last year and more are expected to participate this year.
Shown with an award official are Dulles team members (from left to right): Rahul Nagvekar, Siddarth Guha (captain), Rik Nag, Kevin Li and Aman Patel.
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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 VegetableHerb 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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Lambda Sigma Chapter celebrates 32nd Birthday LAMBDA SIGMA CHAPTER of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary women teachers’ society, will meet on Monday, February 17, Lexington Creek Elementary library to celebrate its 32nd birthday. A silent auction and a jewelry sale will be conducted. Social time will be 4-4:30 p.m., followed by a program and a business meeting. All charter members are invited and will be honored. For more info call Linda Russell, at 281-499-5885. Emma Auditions Fort Bend Theatre will be holding auditions for Jane Austen’s Emma, adapted by Jennifer Harger, on Monday, February 17, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition at 2815 N. Main, Stafford, TX 77477. For more information, please visit www.fortbendtheatre.com or call (281) 208-3333.
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Fort Bend County Bar Assoc. Candidates Forum The public is invited to attend the Fort Bend County Bar Association’s first Candidates Forum and Dinner on Wednesday, February 19. To be held at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, 3000 Plantation Drive, Richmond, 6:00 p.m. mix and mingle; 6:30 p.m. dinner and candidates speeches, BBQ Dinner Buffet. $20 for candidates and bar members, $25 for guests and members of the public. Deadline is February 17 at 5:00 p.m. Use RSVP form on fortbendbar.org “Calendar of Events” link, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 281-565-3634. Candidates of judicial and court-related positions are slated to speak. All proceeds will go to Fort Bend Lawyers’ Care.
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Sugar Land area artists – art show This art show will be held Saturday, February 22, 1 p.m. to 4p.m., T.E. Harmon Community Center, 226 Matlage Way, Sugar Land. Entries due by Feb. 19. Visit their website at sugarlandareaartists.org for complete info on how to enter and presentation rules. Buyers welcome! 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 email@example.com.
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Shop ‘Till You Drop’ AHS ProGrad – 1st Annual Market Day Austin High School ProGrad 2014 to hold 1st Annual Market Day Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Austin High School Commons, 3434 Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land. You will find items that you have been searching for and finding the perfect gift for everyone. Table can be rented for only $50. Cntact Karen Dobesh at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to get your space reserved. Forms can be found on austinbulldogprograd.weebly. com. Profits will benefit ProGrad 2014.
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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. 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 email@example.com.
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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
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If you think YOUR chili is the best in the county, hereâ€™s your chance to PROVE IT!
4th Annual Classic Chevrolet Chili Challenge
Every penny raised will be donated to the Sugar Land Police Officers Association.
April 10, 2014 â€˘ 4 - 8PM 281-969-4132 Believe you make the best chili in the county? Register with Classic Chevy by calling Patty Werner at 281-969-4132 and send in your $50.00 entry fee/donation Bring three gallons of your best chili and decorations for your booth
April 10, 2014
Win prizes and fame as the best chili chef in Fort Bend County!
Enter your team today! Contact Patty Werner at firstname.lastname@example.org Cindy Deis at email@example.com or call 281-969-4132