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Volume XXXVI • No. 27

Flap those hands and fling your fringe for education

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Missouri City voters to see $40 million bond proposal on May ballot By Betsy Dolan

The Missouri City City Council voted 5-2 on February 17 to approve an ordinance that places four propositions on the May 10 general election ballot. The four propositions include: • Drainage projects--$6.5M • Mobility & Photo by Mary Favre and Liz Furman Transportation--$22.8M What a decade full of free-wheeling fun! The Fort Bend Education Foundation and Perdue Brandon • Construction of Fire Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP are pleased to present the Roaring 20’s Gala. This keen evening will be held on March 1, at the Sugar Land Marriott Hotel. Fort Bend Education Foundation gala sponsors get their wiggle on for education. Front row sitting (l-r): FBEF Gala Co-Chair Terrie Gorney, Manmeet Likhari, Linda Kilgore-Aliana. Second row (l-r): Harry Munday-Munday Architects, LC, FBEF Gala Co-Chair Patty Godfrey, Mike Siwierka-Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP, Sonny Roncancio-Fresh Air Air Conditioning, Priscilla Heistad-Noble Corporation. Back row (l-r): Wes Cowen-Cigna, Ray AguilarClassic Chevrolet, Lina Sabouni-AUTOARCH Architects. See related article on page 12

Station #6--$5M • Facilities--$5.7M The majority of the sometimes heated discussion centered around the transportation and facilities projects. Councilman Don Smith, who represents District B in the eastern part of the city, questioned why so many of the road projects in the bond proposal were in Sienna

Plantation and Quail Valley. "The lions share, $6M of this transportation money, is going to two projects: La Quinta Drive and the Knight Road extension", said Smith. "My constituents are telling me, we need to do more on my side of town and on this side of town (Texas Parkway) and I have to be extremely vocal BOND, continued on page 4

Stafford Council discuss the costs of preserving an ISO Rating 1

Primary’s early voting ends Friday Numbers foretell low turnout expected on Election Day That’s just 10 percent of the electorate in Fort Bend County Forecasting the voter turnout in registered to vote and expected to Fort Bend County for the Texas cast a ballot in the Texas Primary. Primary, Elections Administrator Oldham said the turnout also John Oldham says it is “a lot seems very light throughout less than I thought a month the state. “Both gubernatorial ago.” The experienced elections candidates seem focused on executive said that at the current November and are not devoting pace, referring to the early voting money to the Primary,” he numbers, “we will be hard added. The focus is up ahead, pressed to hit 35,000,” out of even in relation to early voting 349,736 eligible for this election. participation now. Some local By Elsa Maxey

voters say they’re still receiving candidate flyers by mail and reviewing them as well as paying attention to political ads on TV before they go vote. Fort Bend County’s daily posting of the early voting turnout at 17 sites shows highest turnouts at Cinco Library, First Colony and Rosenberg with corresponding numbers of 856, EARLY VOTING, continued on page 8

Mayor Jessup proclaims Lillian Cox Day for her 107th Birthday By Karen Daniels

Born on February 22, 1907, in Quincy, Florida, Ms. Lillian Cox celebrated her 107th birthday at The Hamptons in the City of Meadows Place, where she has lived since moving to Texas at 104. Currently it is said that she

holds the title as oldest resident in Fort Bend County, but you wouldn’t know it. Her skin is smooth and glowing. Her hair is silvery and upswept. She simply defies age. Ms. Cox has been called the “savvy centenarian” LILLIAN COX, continued on page 4

Man convicted in 4th DWI

was again convicted only In the same court where, less this time he was than a month ago, a former sentenced to 15 At her celebration Ms. Lillian Cox deputy sheriff was sentenced years in prison. is shown with Meadows Place to probation for killing his Gamez’s last Mayor Charles Jessup. girlfriend/ co-worker in a drunk DWI, and the driving accident, another local one that has Jamie Lee Gamez man is sentenced to 15 years for earned him his fourth DWI. prison time, began in August of Four times Jamie Lee Gamez, 2012 when he was stopped by 37 of Needville, has been arrested Sugar Land Police officers for and convicted of DWI. On his fourth run before the courts he DWI, continued on page 4 By LeaAnne Klentzman

Hoodies… what is it with hoodies? By LeaAnne Klentzman

What’s up with Hoodies? When did they become the go-to ensemble for CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK crooks? Was it that long ago that only athletes would be caught in public in such a get-up? Now, more often than not, when the description of a suspect is given…someone is sport’n a Hoodie.

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An eight year old child killed in traffic accident By LeaAnne Klentzman

Early Tuesday morning an eight year old child was killed in a traffic accident in north Fort Bend County. At press time no details on the identity of those involved were available. According to authorities, the accident occurred about 6:15 a.m., Tuesday, February 25, near the intersection of Falcon Park Drive and Bay

Hill Boulevard near Katy. Reportedly, a truck and car collided near that intersection and one child died at the scene. Another unidentified person involved in the accident was transported to a local hospital. Sheriff’s deputies, constable’s deputies, State Troopers and assorted fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene. No further details were available.

as Stafford, putting their At last month’s Annual Town department Hall Meeting, one of the future in the .001% goals listed by Mayor Scarcella of the entire was whether or not to preserve county. the Rating ISO-1 that the City A perfect currently holds. At that town hall Leonard Scarcella score in Texas meeting, the Mayor said, “Each is 106.5. It year cities are required to do consists of 50 points for fire more and more” often placing department capabilities, 40 for financial burdens on their water supply and distribution, budgets. The difference between 10 for receiving and handling the 1 and 2 rating does not effect homeowner’s insurance; however businesses could see a spike in costs between 1% and 8%. Since the City of Stafford has such a large commercial base, this topic is important to many. A presentation at last week’s By Betsy Dolan Stafford City Council meeting was led by Fire Chief Larry Rosenberg voters will decide Di Camillo, with Police Chief whether to give the controversial Bonny Krahn, to explain to "One-Way Pairs" road project the Council and the Mayor how green light in a May 10 special important and rare a Rating-1 election. is. There are over 47,000 fire Voters will decide whether to stations across the nation prohibit the city from donating that must be scored on fire land to TxDOT for the proposed suppression (1 being the best;10 project, which would turn being the worst.) Only 40 of Avenues H and I into one-way these departments have a rating streets in order to alleviate of 1, and of them, only 4 are congestion. volunteer fire departments such The property is on Damon and By Karen Daniels

fire alarms, and 6.5 for fire safety education, building code enforcement, fire prevention code enforcement and fire investigation capabilities. To obtain a rating 1, departments in Texas must score 90 or higher. Last year, the City of Stafford hired consultant, Mike Pietsch, to asses and ensure they keep their high rating. He identified ISO RATING, continued on page 4

Rosenberg voters to decide fate of TxDOT One-Way Pairs project Louise Streets and would be used as a crossover for the one-way streets. "The one-way pair conversion would involve simply placing a new asphalt surface on the existing roadways, re-striping them for one-way operation, constructing new signals at the signalized intersections and building a one-way to two-way connection in the city block between Damon and Louise ONE-WAY PAIRS, continued on page 4

Kids for Kindness Collects "GROOVY" hats for kids with cancer LCISD’s Campbell Elementary is the GROOVIEST place to be in school.  Students dressed in their GROOVIEST attire, including:  tie-dye t-shirts, vests, bell bottom pants, go-go boots, wigs, glasses, & hats.  The Kids for Kindness Club sponsored a “school-wide” GROOVY PARTY throughout the day, with an optional hat donation.  They collected over 250  hats for the Snow Drop Foundation.  Snow Drop is dedicated to assisting patients and families at Texas Children’s Cancer Center through funding for continued research to eliminate childhood cancer.  For more information, please visit:  www.snowdropfoundation.org.  They are proud of our kids helping other kids.  Snow Drop has planned an upcoming hat delivery to boys and girls at Texas Children’s Hospital.  Isn’t that groovy?

Campbell students shown: 1st row:  Eric Krush & Alyssa Merkt, 2nd row: Ava Crain, Faith Holzer, Kylie Stubbs, Kaylie Nguyen, Charley Daugherty, Zachary Moreland, & Caitlin Wilson, 3rd row: Suzanne Stavinoha, Counselor; Ethan Nguyen, Reagan Nichols, Caitlin Kurtz, Jaden Araiza, Nina Reid, Chase Gonzales, Amanda Grayson, Olivia Chaveleh, Caden Klamert, & Elijah Wahome., 4th row: Liam Mulvey, Vicky Baez, Sydney Stribling, Mady Carpenter, Walker Thornton, Marissa Mueller, Abigail Little, Savannah Flores, & Michelle Koerth, Principal.

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omg Inside Fort Bend City elected officials in scuffle at hotel ribbon cutting

Could have been fisticuffs A new hotel in Missouri City that opened in December and held a chamber-led ribbon cutting last week has a couple of people talking about a tense moment involving two Missouri City council members.  The Star reader invited to the event reports that he witnessed Mayor Pro- Tem Jerry Wyatt wagging his index finger

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at council member Don Smith over what appeared to be an issue about the city’s impending bond package to go before voters this May.  Two police officers working the event reportedly restrained the elected officials who had made physical contact with one another.  One of them was heard to have said his foot was stomped on. The distasteful moment lasted for about 30 seconds at the festive event celebrated with some 200 guests welcoming the new hotel to the community.  There’s a Missouri City council member retreat on the books and that may be where this contention could be hashed out, unless it has already been resolved.

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Community Challenge softball tournament set for March 8 As Missouri City’s growth increases in various sectors such as business development and health services, partnerships with community advocates and leaders continues to be an ongoing priority. On March 8, Missouri City will partner with AccessHealth for its second annual softball tournament at Community Park, 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane. AccessHealth is partnering with several Fort Bend municipalities, including the City of Missouri City, to involve more community members and raise more money and awareness to help them continue providing affordable health services to the community. In its second year, the Missouri City softball tournament is part of a larger day of games to benefit AccessHealth. The T.W. Davis Family YMCA will be hosting a volleyball tournament, while Richmond will also host its own softball tournament. “Over the past year we have made several changes with our organization, beginning with our name change and rebranding efforts, which we believe more effectively reflect our mission”, said Carol Edwards. Sponsorships and team signups are still available, for more information about AccessHealth and the center’s tournaments, visit www.fbfhc.org.

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New VolleyFitsU program serves up fitness fun Missouri City residents ages 6 to 13 are invited to the Recreation and Tennis Center every Thursday night for an exciting new volleyball inspired class, VolleyFitsU! Designed to develop fundamental skills and to improve body composition, the program challenges participants’ muscular strength, flexibility and speed through cardio workouts combined with volleyball drills and exercises. VolleyFitsU classes are held at the Recreation and

Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.; children ages 6 to 9 meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., while those ages 10 to 13 meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Program cost is $100 per four-week session. For more information, visit the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook— fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter—@ MissouriCityTX, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).

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Up in Flames – If this keeps up the Afterburner broom is gonna have to be scrapped to the wood pile and our Evinrude motor we like to keep for special occasions, gassed up and ready to ride!  Seems anonymous websites are popping up all over the internet and even other local papers are wading off into the murky waters of candidate connections.  

Now, for those of you who don’t get it, well, let me explain, the purpose of this column is to provide you with information, give you facts, and help you think outside your perfect little box … If you are happy in your box, by all means stay there, if you disagree, heck, let us know, you can’t hurt our feelings. We have been called everything at least once and mean on more than many occasions Just don’t yell at the poor person who

answers the phone, save it for whoever wrote what has your knickers in such an  knot.   However, just because you don’t agree does not change the facts. They are what they are, nasty name calling and Yankee screaming won’t change them either. Just say’n.   And when you do all that scream’n and acting a fool, don’t hang up before we get to respond, or we just might be tempted to do it here, right in front of the Big Guy and everyone else, outing your candidate at the same time.  However, that would not be fair to the candidate but it sure can give us some insight to the candidate’s character by looking at whom they surround

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themselves. Also, take a gander through a candidate’s Facebook page and website look to see with whom they surround themselves there too. We did check on some of the Wanna-be judge candidates and low and behold there was a multiple time convicted felon on one. We provide our readers with information we find and then suggest you go read it for yourself. Making the choice of what you believe or how you vote is up to you.  One responder from last week said he did not understand what Kingdom Building was and wanted to know if it was a building over in Rosenberg?  Cute.  Clearly he is one of those “ya' ain’t from around here

Sugar Land Promotes Callaway and Goodrum to Assistant City Managers   Executive Directors Jim Callaway and Mike Goodrum were recently promoted to assistant city managers.   The promotions were part of a City reorganization to address the loss of two assistant city managers who accepted positions as city managers in other cities.  Karen Daly left for Hutto, and Karen Glynn took a position in Bunker Hill Village. Callaway's management responsibilities now include community development, permits and inspections, planning and engineering, while Goodrum will oversee finance, human resources, information technology, parks and recreation and public works.   First Assistant City Manager Steve Griffith will continue to manage fire, police, municipal court, public safety dispatch and aviation. Callaway joined the City of Sugar Land in November 2001 as development services

director.   He was instrumental in the development of policies for providing City services to Municipal Mike Goodrum Utility Districts (MUD) in Sugar Land's extra-territorial jurisdiction and annexation policy for undeveloped property. Callaway led successful negotiations with 10 MUDs serving Riverpark, Greatwood and New Territory, providing for annexation and service agreements with the districts. In 2009, he managed annexation for Riverpark, which included the dissolution of Fort Bend MUD No. 1. Prior to joining Sugar Land, Callaway served as development services director for the City of College Station. He holds bachelor and master's degrees

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By Denise Monroe On a recent restaurant visit I noticed that perched on every table along the path was at least one cell phone. Almost comical as if it were the “in” thing to do, the white-framed life lines were placed strategically toward the corner of the table being monitored ever so closely for that first blink or jingle. Not quite as obvious is the wait staff and other patrons who were also watching them for other reasons. In this information age, what is the protocol for cell phone use in restaurants today? Recent research tells us your phone should be put in silent mode so it doesn’t disturb other patrons or prevent the wait staff from being heard by other patrons. If you absolutely have to make a call, you should do so after everyone has placed his or her order so the phone conversation won’t delay ordering or cause confusion. You should preferably step away from the table to a more private place to carry on a conversation so. It is not good etiquette to engage in a lengthy conversation on a phone

in the presence of other guests, regardless of where you are or whom you are with. The same applies to texting. Remember that wait staff bring food and beverages to the table and nervously run the risk of spilling things on an expensive phone in the process. Additionally, the corner of the table may seem like an ideal spot for your phone, but is space needed for the staff to shuffle plates. So to minimize their anxiety, take those cell phones off the table and slide them into your pocket or a protected place. Some finer restaurants have begun asking their patrons to turn off their cell phones before entering to ensure a pleasant experience by all parties involved. So folks, let’s be polite and silence those phones, keep them off the tables, and avoid using them during your dining experience.

from Texas A&M University.   Goodrum has been with the City for more than 12 years and most recently served Jim Callaway as executive director of management services, a position responsible for finance, parks and recreation, information technology and human resources. He joined Sugar Land in 1999 as an intern and progressed to several leadership positions with the City, including community and environmental services

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ACHIEVE shows appreciation for counselors at breakfast Over 175 counselors from Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD and Stafford MSD attended the Counselor Appreciation Breakfast given in their honor by ACHIEVE Fort Bend County at Safari Texas on February 12. ACHIEVE expressed gratitude to the counselors for the significant role that they play in helping students to be successful in school and in the future.  ACHIEVE’s Business/ Education Task Force guided the event which was sponsored by Sprint Waste Services and Safari Texas. Commissioner James Patterson, chair of this task force, expressed appreciation to State Representatives Rick Miler, Phil Stephenson, John Zerwas, and Ron Reynolds for their hard work on the passage of HB 5. Patterson said, “HB 5 empow-

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folks” because, well, the vast majority got it.  So, as they say, we can read it to you, explain it to you, but we can’t understand it for you.   Based on the virulent responses by some of the supporters of particular candidates we hit a nerve, a hot one at that.  So, our job here is done.  Consider yourselves motivated to research the candidates and make a selection, whether you agree or disagree, your job is to go vote! It’s what keeps Tyranny at bay. Circling the Wagons – Some of the Rosenberg Police peeps are obsessed, seems they have got to know who took the video footage we posted last week of that detective delivering Heir Apparent’s kiddo at the truck stop.  Really?  Watch those videos closely guys…. Check out the dash clocks, and check those license plates, and hold on until the next wave.  More importantly, remember if you check the owner of a license plate through police databanks without a REAL law enforcement purpose, well that is yet another violation of not only policy but the law.    And all you Rosenberg

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Stafford Council discuss the costs of preserving an ISO Rating 1 ISO RATING, continued from page 1

four key areas to improve their points, three of which are being put into place, giving the City a score of 91.56. Chief Di Camillo is concerned that this is cutting things too close and wants to implement two more suggestions from their consultant. These two suggestions: 1) filling two extra time slots (not additional crew) and 2) semiannual water pressure testing will cost the City an additional $169,858 annually.

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Potentially these shifts could be placed at Station 3 located in Meadows Place. Chief Di Camillo said there is an uptick in calls to the Fountains area in Stafford as well as Meadows Place. The Mayor said that something “needs to be put in place that Council is comfortable with” and that the City “must be careful that we don’t send the Meadows a big bill.” After nearly two hours of discussion, a motion made to preserve the ISO Rating-1 passed unanimously.

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about it", Smith said. Assistant City Manager Scott Elmer told the council that a citywide engineering study ranked every street using a pavement condition index and that the projects earmarked in the bond proposal were ranked the worst. "When you look at the red on this map (streets targeted for repair), those are the streets that are over 40 years old", said Mayor Allen Owen. Councilwoman Yolanda Ford reminded the council that bond money is assigned to

certain categories, not to specific projects. Councilman Robin Elackatt mentioned the confusion experienced by voters when they approve a bond based on specific projects only to have those projects abandoned years later when the money is used elsewhere. "The problem is that people vote for one thing and then we change it and it goes back to a trust issue with the council and I have a problem with that", Elackatt said. The $5.7M Facilities portion of the bond allocates $3M for

expansion of the Public Safety Headquarters and $2.7M for immediate repairs to the roof system at the City Hall complex. Originally, the bond proposal called for $10M for Facilities, with $7M spent on rehabilitating City Hall. But the money was moved to the Transportation part of the bond. An additional $300,000 for a utilization study was also moved to transportation after Elackatt questioned why a study was being done on ways to improve the city hall complex when there weren't funds available anymore to implement the study's

findings. Mayor Owen expressed his view that the City Hall complex shouldn't be developed until a Town Center concept was built nearby, mentioning Sienna Plantation and how the residents have no need to come to City Hall. But Don Smith disagreed saying that investing in the City Hall complex would spur development. Broussard showed a break down, by district, of bond money for transportation and facilities: District A, $10.6M; District B, $6.94M; District C, $4.85M; District D, $6.74M.

Rosenberg voters to decide fate of TxDOT One-Way Pairs project Mayor Vincent Morales and Councilmember Dwayne Grigar streets," said Danny Perez, voted against. TxDOT spokesman. Some officials and residents If voters reject the plan to questioned how the one-way donate the land, the project streets would help the traffic could still move forward by situation. Others voiced concern widening the roads which would that the project could cause involve acquiring the right of problems for businesses along way and take years to complete, the roadway. Throughout the TxDOT officials said. process, city councilmembers On February 18, the have expressed concerns about Rosenberg City Council voted traffic jams that are caused by 5-2 to call for the special semi-trucks, as well as, whether election after a petition was or not the problem could be submitted to city officials solved with proper signal on December 6, 2013. synchronization. ONE-WAY PAIRS, continued from page 4

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Mayor Jessup proclaims Lillian Cox Day for her 107th Birthday

Drug Management after a Heart Attack

Lillian’s in 1957. Sadly, Ms. Cox outlived her husband, and their and “a woman ahead of her time.” only child, Carolyn, who died at the age of 80. For her 100th birthday she was Ms. Lillian Cox is a woman interviewed by Barbara Walters in New York City. The program was who makes growing old look good. It may not surprise you called “Live to be 150.” As a child, Ms. Cox remembers that someone with this much traveling in a horse-drawn buggy determination and pizzazz continues to have gentleman to attend inaugural events in callers. Her current boyfriend is Tallahassee. And when the 1929 97, making him 10 years younger, stock market crash occurred, and making her a cougar. Her she was only 22. Her husband family laughs about this proudly. of more than 50 years, Thomas Henry Cox, became unable to work in 1947, so she began selling women’s clothing for the next 30, opening her own store

A heart attack is a condition where a blood clot blocks blood flow through the small arteries in the heart, called coronary arteries, resulting in damage to the heart muscle. Small blood clots are typically caused by a large buildup of what is called “bad cholesterol” in the blood and arter­ies. The symptoms of a heart attack can be different from one person to the next. Common symptoms may include heartburn, shortness of breath, cold sweat, dizziness, and squeezing of the chest that may radiate to the neck, arms, or back. If a person suspects that he or she is having a heart attack, immediate medical care is essential. Most hospitals have a treatment plan in place for people who experi­ ence a heart attack. It usually consists of certain medications and may include surgical procedures. Aspirin is immediately given in most people to help reduce blood clotting and improve blood flow to the heart. Other medications like tissue plasminogen activator (Activase) that belong to the class called thrombolytics or “clot busters” may be given into an artery or vein within a short time period to help dissolve the clot. Nitrate medications like nitroglycerin may be taken to help chest pain and in­ crease blood flow to the heart. In addition, after a heart attack, medica­ tions may be prescribed to help lower blood pressure.

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• Best advice for a long life: Drink plenty of water - without ice. • Best invention during her lifetime: Air-conditioning • Biggest regret: Not having more kids Motto: Don’t just sit around and do nothing. Also attending the party, friends from the community, her son-in-law, granddaughters, great-granddaughter, other family members, and Mayor

Charles Jessup. Ms. Cox is a skilled gardener, three-time cancer survivor, and was featured as one of the oldest living drivers in the nation by Inside Edition. (She gave up driving in 2009 at 102.) After the Mayor read the proclamation, the party ended with as police escort parade around The Hamptons as Ms. Lillian Cox waived from a 1925 Model-T. Mayor Jessup told her, “See you next year, Lillian!”

Man convicted in 4th DWI DWI, continued from page 1

driving the wrong way on US 59. According to the prosecution, Gamez was seen by Sugar Land Police officer Benny Gonzales about 3:15 a.m. on August 26, 2012 traveling the wrong way on the freeway. Gonzales and

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several other officers quickly closed the freeway and arrested Gamez for DWI. It took the jury 40 minutes to determine Gamez’s fate after listening to the guilt and innocence phase of the trial followed by the punishment phase.

During punishment the jury heard testimony on Gamez’s lengthy DWI history as well as other felony convictions. That jury also heard testimony on a 2003 case where Gamez assaulted his mother; in less than an hour, he was looking at 15 years in the state penitentiary.

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in Sugar Land is proud to announce our 2013 NATIONAL AWARD WINNER’S

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SUTTON PARK – Stunning 2 Story Home in Desired Commonwealth! Frt Elevation w/Double Door Entry & Wrought Iron Faux Balcony above Porch. Grand Entry w/Curving Staircase. New/Fresh(1/14)Carpet & Paint. Open Concept Floor Plan. Beautiful Rich Hand-Scraped Hardwoods in all Formals. Formal Living Rm w/Double French Door Entry & a wall of Built-In Shelves. Kitchen w/Granite Countertops & Lg Center Island. Updated Master Bath & Secondary Baths. Game Rm Up. 2’’ Blinds. Backs to Wooded Park & Playground. A Must See! $499,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4418HE)

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4903 CAMBRIDGE Commonwealth 5/3.5/2: Updated home on corner lot. Kitchen w/ SS appliances and granite counters. Nell Osborn $514,900

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CRESCENTS ON THE GREEN - If you want it all, here it is! Really too many features to list, must see! Custom built in gated area of 1st Colony on Sweetwater CC golf course. Call for your appointment today! MLS# 37085143 $675,000. (33FH)

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Houston Dynamo selects new head physician - Timothy Sitter, M.D. The Houston Dynamo named Timothy Sitter, M.D., with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, as their new chief medical officer and head team physician. As the head team physician for the Dynamo, Sitter will be involved in the club’s day-today activities to help prevent, evaluate and treat injuries. He will be on the sidelines for all of the Dynamo’s home games at BBVA Compass Stadium. “The Dynamo are a first-class organization, and I am thrilled to be involved with the club,” Sitter said. “As someone who played soccer from my youth through college, I have always been a fan of the Dynamo, and it’s a tremendous honor to support these dedicated athletes and help them remain match-fit and healthy. Sitter earned his medical degree from the University of

Timothy Sitter, M.D. and David Braunreiter, M.D.

Texas Health Science Center. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Medical School and a sports medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Oklahoma. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to Dynamo players and staff, Sitter will also work with David Braunreiter, M.D., the team’s primary care

physician. Braunreiter, a primary care sports medicine physician who also practices at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, has served as a team physician since the Dynamo’s inception and is responsible for the players’ primary care needs and concussion management. Braunreiter also serves as a physician member of Major League Soccer’s Concussion Committee. Houston Methodist serves as the official health care provider for the Houston Dynamo, Houston Texans, Houston Astros, RodeoHouston and Rice University Athletics. For an appointment with Drs. Sitter or Braunreiter with Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Sugar Land, call 281.690.4678 or email mostappts@houstonmethodist. org. For more information, visit houstonmethodist.org/orthopedics.

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The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office will conduct its monthly Child Safety Seat Check from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 5 at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, 1521 Eugene

Heimann Circle in Richmond. There are about 10 booster seats available for children ages 5 to 8 who weigh at least 40 pounds and are less than 4' 9". Parents or caregivers

Primary’s early voting ends Friday The outcome of the Texas Primary, where a voter casts a ballot in either the Republican 701, and 814, the majority of them Republican Party voters. Of or the Democrat party primary, will have winners going on the 5,712, who voted early as of the November General Election reported numbers on Monday, ballot for a final vote. 4,527 voted in the Republican Oldham advises those deciding Party Primary and 1,185 in the to cast their vote on Election Day Democratic Primary. EARLY VOTING, continued from page 1

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must bring the child to the inspection site in order to qualify for the booster seat. All parents who have children who are not taller than 4' 9" are encouraged to attend the inspection.

Hoodies…what is it with hoodies? HOODIES, continued from page 1

Like last week, when a white guy sport’n a Hoodie was snagged by surveillance cameras in a Rosenberg

pharmacy, after liberating the store’s supply of …codeine and hydrocodone. Really, he would have been far less conspicuous in a pair of khakis and a polo; just say’n.

to do so at their assigned polling location. He further reminds voters of the need to present an approved form of photo identification at the polling place. The Texas Primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 4th with voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Time and place, son, time and place. Yep, within hours he was bagged and tagged. Hoodies, maybe that fashion statement might need to be rethought.

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Travis Tiger Marching Band Fort Settlement MS to sponsor Special Crime Alert issued a dark hoodie and his face Empty Bowls Soup Meal Event By LeaAnne Klentzman holds spring fundraiser was covered. He had on The Travis High School Tiger Marching Band is selling $20 gift cards for use on any merchandise at the Enchanted Gardens and Enchanted Forest nurseries. Monies will be collected at the time of sale. Sales end March 3 and expected delivery of the cards will be prior to March 7.

Help support the Travis Tiger Band and Color Guard with your purchase of a gift card, and spruce up your yard for spring. For sales and information on this fundraising event, contact any Band or Color Guard member or email VicePresidents@ TravisTigerBand.com.

Fort Bend Women's Center needs help 'dealing with dirty laundry' Well, it is that time of year - Spring Cleaning. In preparation for the move to their new Richmond store, volunteers helped clean out a storage unit. They have bales of clothing that need washing due to mold and mildew. If you would be willing to wash a load or two, please let them know. You can pick up bags from either Richmond or

Stafford PennyWise. You have the option to wash the clothes at the shelter where you could have access to two or three washing machines. Of course, if it is more convenient to wash them at home, that is wonderful. If you are wilingl to help them deal with their dirty laundry, please contact Amber at apaaso@fortbendwomenscenter. org or 281-344-5759.

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Fort Settlement Middle School’s (FSMS) Fine Art Department and PALS will sponsor an Empty Bowls Soup Meal event on Friday, February 28, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in the school’s Commons, 5440 Elkins Road, Sugar Land. Admission is $5 per person and the community is invited to attend. With their donation, guests will receive a hand-crafted bowl designed by FSMS art students. Guests will also be invited to dine together as a community family, sharing a meal of soups

First United Methodist Church presents Chapel Singers in Concert First United Methodist Church, Missouri City’s The Friends of the Arts committee present the FUMC Chapel Singers in concert on Saturday, March 1 beginning at 4 p.m.  Inspired by “Nearer,Still Nearer”, an anthem by Dan Forrest , the Chapel Singers present text and songs that draw us nearer, embracing each other and God. The message conveyed is that in times of joy and sadness, in times of national mourning and in times of stress, we draw near to music. The concert will be

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to Chemplast, Inc. for the expansion of an existing light industrial facility. The property is located at 1002 Texas Parkway, Stafford, Texas 77477 and its Zoning designation is Mixed Use. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, Cajun Self Storage LLC, 2935 FM 521 Fresno, TX 77545, Phone 281-431-2819, will hold a public auction to satisfy Landlord’s lien. Each of the following units is stated as having Household/General Misc items. The auction will be held @ 9:00 am on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The units to be auctioned are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Rita Mathis- Unit A-87 (Marble top table & 2 chairs) Dennis Waddell- Unit A-164 (household goods) Dawn Daffern- Unit A-145, B-67 (furniture & household goods) Vickie Gill- C-87 (household furniture & clothing) Kenneth Boswell Unit- C-39- (household goods) Marie Lawrence- Unit B-22 (household goods) Stevie M. Bingham- A-31, A-58 (business display cabinets, household goods, store boutique items) Anita Arias - Unit A-66 (furniture/tires)

Cajun Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All successful bidders shall take possession and remove contents of the unit immediately. ALL SALES ARE FINAL & MUST BE PAID IN CASH ONLY.

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LEGAL NOTICE Application has been made with the Alcoholic Beverages Commission for a permit, Winery Permit and Private Carrier Permit. The name of the company is Tutto Bene Winery, 13003 Murphy Rd., Suite M10, Stafford, Fort Bend County, TX 77477. This is a DBA and Antonio De Santis is President.

ORDINANCE NO. 1014 An Ordinance of the City of Stafford, Texas, amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances of the City, the same being the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance; by granting a specific use permit to the True Jesus Church, to allow the development of an assembly group A-3 occupancy; specifically, a religious facility on a 2.185 acre tract of land located within the City in Zoning District MU-2, and further identified as being located at 335 Avenue E; providing requirements and conditions for this specific use permit; providing for severability; and providing a penalty in an amount not to exceed two thousand dollars for violation of any provision hereof. PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED the 19th day of February, 2014.

ORDINANCE NO. 1015 An Ordinance of the City of Stafford, Texas, amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances of the City, the same being the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a specific use permit to SOGO Industries Inc., to allow the development of a light industrial use, on a tract of land located within the City in Zoning District PC “Primary Corridor”, and further identified as being located at 4417 and 4421 South Main Street; providing requirements and conditions for this specific use permit; providing for severability; and providing a penalty in an amount not to exceed two thousand dollars for violation of any provision hereof. PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED the 19th day of February, 2014.

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light-colored pants and dark sneakers. No physical injuries were reported in this incident. Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect involved in this Aggravated Robbery. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Please contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

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Crime Stoppers has issued a Special Alert in their quest to identify an aggravated robbery suspect. In late January, around 2 a.m., a lone robber crawled through the drive-through window at Jack in the Box on Highway 6S near Fresno and threatened the staff with what appeared to be a handgun in the pocket of his jacket. He got away with what Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel called “an undetermined amount of cash.” Haenel described the lone black male suspect as about 5'8", and weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing

held in the church Chapel of the Resurrection. First United Methodist Church is located at 3900 Lexington Blvd. in Missouri City near the cross street, Murphy road.  The Friends of the Arts provide free concerts to the community thanks to generous donors, although love donations are always graciously accepted.  For more details, please call (281) 499-3502 or by email at FriendsoftheArts@ comcast.net. Visit www. fumcmc.org to learn more about First United Methodist Church, Missouri City.

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served in their bowl and breads provided by area restaurants. Students from the school’s Fine Arts Department will present a special program for the evening. Proceeds from the event will be donated to a local charity working to end hunger and food insecurity in the community. For more information, contact art teacher Donna Pierce at donna.pierce@fortbendisd. com or Shannon Grey, PALS and Teen Leadership teacher at shannon.gray@ fortbendisd.com.

GREAT OAKS RECOVERY CENTER located 10 miles outside of Wharton, is seeking for fill the following positions: CLINICAL TECHNICIANS Multiple positions available. Full-time, five days a week. Part-time, and PRN. Prior experience in recovery or 12 step programs is a huge plus. Position may also require minor documentation to be completed and may occasionally be required to work extra hours.

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DATA ENTRY/ CLERICAL POSITION AVAILABLE. Immediate opening with top-rated Health Administration Co., Hwy. 99 & Westpark Tollway. Minimum 1 yr. exp. req’d. Proficient in data entry, exp. in Excel and Word is beneficial. Great Company, Great Benefits. Hours are 8:00 - 4:30 Mon. - Fri.. Email resume and salary requirements to ethomas@entrustinc.com or fax resume to 281368-7828.

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CAREGIVERS WANTED Prairie Harbor Residential Treatment Center is seeking both male and female caregivers to work with troubled and aggressive girls. Caregivers must be positive and motivated to work. Work schedule is a 4-day rotation, including overnight. High school diploma or GED required. Experience preferred. Mandatory drug testing. Competitive pay with overtime opportunity.

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COOKS Qualified candidates will have at least 1 year in a dietary setting. Previous experience cooking and serving in a healthcare environment a plus. Duties include: cooking, serving, professional conduct, and any other duties as assigned.

LVN’s Licensed LVN’s to work full-time. Part-time, and PRN. Prior experience in an addiction treatment facility a plus, but not required.

Great Oaks offers a comprehensive benefit plan and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply for these positions: submit your resume & cover letter to:

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Pitchers Everts, Wright to Return; Sugar Land inks left-hander Meadows

Clements High School seniors earn Eagle Scout Rank 

Skeeters announce first player 2014 signings

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Five Clements High School seniors were recently honored at Troop 1631 Court of Honor for earning their Eagle Scout ranks. Honored were Trey Gifford, Daniel Ngo, Zach Saunders, Kyle Tollestrup and Michael Wang. Troop 1631, the first troop chartered in First Colony more than 30 years ago, has helped 145 boys achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. The Troop meets Monday nights at Fort Settlement Middle School. Pictured (from left) are Michael Wang, Kyle Tollestrup, Zach Saunders, Trey Gifford, and Daniel Ngo.

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What a decade full of freewheeling fun! The Fort Bend Education Foundation and Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP are pleased to present the Roaring 20’s Gala. This keen evening will be held on March 1, at the Sugar Land Marriott Hotel. Be the best dressed in the crowd as you get your Gatsby on… Flappers, get all dolled up in your fringe, feathers and pearls. Dappers, don your spats,

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donations for the live, silent, and Silver Star auctions. Donations can be brought to the McFarlane House, located at 410 Jackson Street in Richmond, during regular business hours. Proceeds from Lone Star Stomp XXV benefit the Fort Bend County Museum Association and its mission to teach and preserve Texas history. A variety of underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available. Individual tickets are $65 each, and tables for eight can be reserved for $600. To get involved in keeping Texas History alive for future generations to enjoy, email the Stomp Team at LoneStarStomp@ FortBendMuseum.org or call (281) 342-1256. Remember to “like” Fort Bend County Museum on Facebook

From left, Lone Star Stomp co-chairs Kathleen Randall, Melody Hess, Diane Elko and Event Chairman Lynn Hewitt thank Billie Wendt (center) for hosting this year’s kick-off luncheon at her lovely Richmond home. to get the latest updates and auction item previews during the countdown to Lone Star Stomp XXV: Southern Belles & Beaux, 6:30 – 11:30 p.m. on Saturday,

April 12 at George Ranch Historical Park’s indoor arena. For more information, please visit www.fortbendmuseum. org and www.georgeranch.org

Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Roaring 20’s Gala slated for March 1

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canes and top hats. This is your chance to be a part of the style, panache and flair of the period. Enjoy scintillating edibles and entertainment that is the cat’s meow! Get a wiggle on to the dance floor for some dandy dancing to the tunes of Password. The joint will be jumping as we raise funds to enrich and enhance the quality of education for all students in Fort Bend ISD.

Saunter on over to the silent auction and bid board area where you will find intriguing items up for bid. As always, the highlight of the evening will be the spirited bidding on the live auction items. Be sure to place a bid yourself or make a back room deal with friends and bid together for more buying power. The opulent array of packages and events presented

for auction, along with James Patterson as auctioneer, will inspire your generosity. So, kick up your heels, flap those hands and fling your fringe for education! A swanky evening awaits you. It’ll be the bee’s knees! For table sponsorships, individual tickets, or auction donations, please visit www. fortbendisd.com/foundation.

Fort Bend Chapter of ABWA selects Suzette Peoples as 2015 Top Ten Candidate Congrats to Suzette Peoples as being selected by the Fort Bend Chapter as their 2015 Top Ten Candidate. Suzette has been a member of the Fort Bend Chapter for over 29 years. She has been the past Woman of the Year, Woman of Excellence and President of the Chapter. Her dedication and involvement has been ongoing for many years and continues today. She is currently the Program Chair, and committee member of Membership and Publicity. She is also an approved Candidate for National District II VP. Suzette will be competing for the Top Ten Woman of the Year

Shown in the photo left to right are: Louise Grasse, Cheri Pemble, Suzette Peoples, and Marylyn Nelson. along with many others across the United States. Several judges will be deciding the Top Ten based on many factors and Fort Bend Chapter should know by July. Then at the National

Conference in October, the ABWA National Woman of the year will be selected from the Top Ten Women. They wish Suzette the best of both Top Ten and District VP.

Free income-tax help offered at Fort Bend County Libraries Fort Bend County Libraries will again host representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), who will provide free incometax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system through April 15. Patrons should bring the following information to the session if possible: a photo ID; last year’s tax return; W-2, 1099s, and any other compensation received in 2013; unemployment compensation statements; and any other documents that are necessary to complete your return. March’s schedules are as follows:

• George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond; Room 2C Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. • Cinco Ranch Branch, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy; Meeting Room: Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 1:00 to 5:00 pm. • Sugar Land Branch, 550 Eldridge; Meeting Room: Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 1:00 to 4:00 pm; Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27; 1:00 to 4:00 pm. • First Colony Branch, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land; Conference Room: Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm., Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Missouri City Branch, 1530 Texas Parkway; Meeting Room: Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25; 12:30 to 3:30 pm.; Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27; 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Bob Lutts Fulshear/ Simonton Branch, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear; Meeting Room: Fridays, March 7, 14, 21, 28; 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Income-tax forms may be obtained at some of the branch libraries in the Fort Bend County library system during regular library hours; please call to check availability. This service is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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Heart Screenings/Seminar Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital,16655 SW Freeway, Conference Center,to host this event Thursday, February 27, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. screenings, 7-8 p.m. seminar. Learn your 10 year risk for heart disease & receive cholesterol & blood pressure screenings. Registration required 281-274-7500 or houstonmethodist.org/events. Refreshments & door prizes.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

The “World of Science” Free family fun event. Come to “The 2nd Annual – The World of Science” for a night of exciting discoveries! Friday, February 28, 6:00 -8:00 pm, Sartartia Middle School, 8125 Homeward Way, Sugar Land. The World of Science will feature hands-on activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Activities are designed to engage children (ages K – 8th grade) and their families. For more infor about the event Kalpana Vaidya at vaidyas@msn.com or go to wofscience.weebly.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

Bird hike at Seabourne Creek Nature Park This bird hike will be held Wednesday, March 5, 8-10 a.m., Seabourne Creek Nature Park, Highway 35 in Rosenberg, meet in parking lot. Open to Public – Free. Conducted by Coastal Prairie Chapter – Texas Master Naturalist. Binoculars & appropriate clothing recommended. Call 281.633.7033 for more info. Become a Fort Bend ISD Mentor FBISD is recruiting volunteer mentors to meet with students from all grade levels for 30 minutes to one hour each week. Interested individuals to help students are invited to attend a one hour training session March 5, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the Board Room at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information, call 281-634-1112.

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ABWA Social Night Fort Bend Chapter of American Business Women’s Assoc.WA invites first time guests to their social night for free. The Social is Thursday, March 6, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., BerryHill’s Cantina, Sugar Creek Shopping Center, Sugar Land. This is the perfect time to learn about ABWA. RSVP to www.abwafortbend.org. Alief AARP Chapter 3264 to meet This AARP Chapter will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, March 6, The Abbey at Westminster, 2865 Westminster Plaza Blvd., Houston. Entertainment is Gary McHenry, a Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock & Rodeo who will present a program on rodeo clowns. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., catered meal at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:00 p.m. Call 281-785-7372 for more information.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Sugar Land Christian Women’s Connection luncheon The Sugar Land Christian Women’s Connection will hold its monthly luncheon Friday, March 14,11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Sweetwater Country Club, 4800 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar land. Joy Miller, former teacher, real estate consultant and artist will offer her testimony on “Crossing Over”. All women in the Fort Bend are invited. Cost for luncheon is $20 inclusive and reservations are necessary by calling 281-980-9670 or e mail sw-hou-cwc@juno.com. Complimentary valet parking is available.

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 18

Sugar Land Garden meets The Sugar Land Garden Club presents “Honey Honey! – Where’s the Bee?” a presentation on beekeeping in Sugar Land with guest speaker Nancy Hentschel. The monthly meeting will be held March 18 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 702 Burney Road, Sugar Land. Refreshments 9:30 am; program 10 am. The program is free and open to the public. Nancy is a cultural anthropology graduate from Brown University and a master naturalist and beekeeper.

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

Dr. Robert Gant recital Dr. Robert Gant in Recital at New Hope Lutheran Church, Sunday, March 23, 3:00 p.m., 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public.

THURSDAY, MARCH 27

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital invites you to join them on Thursday, March 27, for a free Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar presented by Dr. Ali Mahmood, Colorectal Surgeon; Dr. Jorge Darcourt, Hematologist/Oncologist and Dr. Nitesh Vachhani, Gastroenterologist. Attendees will receive a free colorectal screening kit to take home. The presentation is 6:30 p.m. at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Conference Center. Call 281-274-7500 or register online at houstonmethodist.org/events to reserve a seat. Colorectal Seminar Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, 16655 SW Freeway, Conference Center, will host this seminar Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. Learn about colorectal cancer & take home a free colorectal screening kit. Registration required 281-274-7500 or houstonmethodist.org/events. Door prizes & refreshments.

SUDAY, MARCH 30

Auto Rama at the Ranch This fundraiser is presented by Sterling McCall Auto Group benefitting George Ranch HS Band. The event is Sunday, March 30, George Ranch High School, 8181 FM 762, Richmond. Cars, games, food vendors, entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more info Kathryn at 832-453-4425 or visit www.ghsband.org. Free admission.

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Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club), 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com. Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club 3rd Annual Raffle Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ is hosting their 3rd annual raffle benefitting scholarships for Fort Bend Aggie students. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $100 each. !st prize is a Chevy Camaro 2LS Coupe(valued $24,500); 2nd prize is offshore fishing trip for 3 (valued $ 1,500); 3rd prize 46” RCA LED HDTV (valued $599); & 4th prize a weekend night stay at a BCS vacation homes rental (valued $260). You must be 18 to receive prize. Drawing will be held April 12. Contact Barbara Nachlas 281-242-7743. Registration now open Sienna Panthers Lacrosse Registration for Spring Season (2014) is now open. Accepting boys from 1st grade to 12th grade! For more information and to register online, go to fbpantherslax.org.

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Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

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

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Friday’s Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, at its annual fundraiser, is one of the best parties in Fort Bend.  The By Elsa Maxey head turner this year was the FBISD police department, with officers dressed and performing as the Village People.  They couldn’t help but get the Best Presentation award with their YMCA rendition on stage seen up close by event honorary chairs Bob and Carol Brown. At its 27th fundraiser, the carefully planned occasion turned out to be another sure entertainer, with this year’s success measured by the over 2,000 attendees raising $115,000 to help non-profit organizations in Fort Bend County. The family event at Flour Corporation witnessed spaghetti teams in a cookoff contest serving heaping ladles of spaghetti sauce over generous noodles.  The meal came with garlic bread, salad, and a drink at a The smiles on Jacquie Baly and event honorary chairs Bob and Carol cost intended for the benefit Brown at the Annual Spaghetti Dinner at Fluor Daniel hosted by the of the community with the Exchange Club of Sugar Land say it all about the big Fort Bend party! live and silent auctions featuring items donated by supporters adding to intended goal of the festive “party.”   Almost like expert chefs from TV food networks, the local law enforcement agency reps and firefighters serving the Italian classic were all winners. Particular standouts this year are best sauce winners in 1st place – Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, which took home the trophy; 2nd place – Sugar Land Police Department; and 3rd place – Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse.  Kudos to all the volunteers Best Presentation Award – Village People a/k/a FBISD Police Department of this mega fundraiser!

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