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the Mayor and City Council. The approval by P & Z was a blow to homeowners in the Colony Park subdivision who had been fighting to have the building, at Sweetwater Boulevard and Austin Parkway, moved closer to the street and away from their backyards. “This building will change the overall landscape of Colony Park and First Colony,”

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There’s a new Walmart under development facing some opposition. It’s in the west part of Fort Bend County and seemingly in Fulshear, but it’s not. It’s in Houston’s extra territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) at the northeast corner of FM 1093 and FM 1463 near Fulshear, where other commercial development is also underway. “The City of Fulshear is

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Sugar Land P & Z approves St. Laurence expansion plan In a vote of 6-3, Sugar Land's Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for St. Laurence Catholic Church's plan to build an almost 80,000 square foot religious education center and day care facility on a site that borders a nearby subdivision. The measure now goes before

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said one resident during the public comment portion of the March 27 P & Z meeting. “It sets a precedent for what will be allowed in the future-commercial sized buildings close to homes.” The church says they need a larger, modern building to accommodate growth, expand their religious education offerings and day care program. St. Laurence wanted the building set back from the street in order to preserve parking spaces and safely funnel pedestrians to crosswalks. The church's application for a CUP had gone through several modifications before arriving at a plan that was favorable to a majority of the commissioners. The church has agreed to specific regulations pertaining to queuing in response to homeowner concerns about noise and increased traffic. Second story windows will contain permanent frosting to address privacy concerns. St. Laurence will also tear down an existing iron fence and build an 8-foot masonry fence a foot closer to the church, essentially giving homeowners an extra foot of property and preserving mature landscaping. P & Z, continued on page 4

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Fort Bend ISD Police Officers are two-time champions in the Annual Sugar Land Exchange Club’s Spaghetti Cook-Off. The officers won the Best Presentation award this year for dressing and performing as The Village People during the cook-off. FBISD Officers shown (from left to right) as The Village People are: Officer Charles Villoutreix as the Biker, Officer James Edge as the Cowboy, Chief David Rider as the Indian Chief, Officer Howard Hastings as the Cop, Sergeant Buddy Boone as the Navy Crewman, Sergeant Kenneth Perry as the Army Soldier, and Sergeant Mike Harvey as the Construction Worker. See related article on page 12

Registration deadline nears for May 10 city & school elections Still time for non registered voters to have a say eligible to vote in Fort Bend County. Next Thursday, April 10, is the Some active Fort Bend last day for a Fort Bend County County eligible voters however, resident to register to vote for may be going to the polls for the May 10, 2014 municipal and city official races as some of school district elections, advises the local government elections Fort Bend County Elections were cancelled. But there will Administrator John Oldham. be school board races on the For the last election, the Texas ballot. For Fort Bend ISD, Primary, a total of 349,736 were Trustee Positions 1, 4, and 5

have candidates in the running for office with two incumbents, Bruce Albright and Patsy Taylor seeking reelection. Stafford Municipal School District shows two trustee positions open and five candidates, including incumbent Rodney Butler on its upcoming ballot. Katy ISD’s election shows candidate slates for three trustee positions with all three incumbents, Bill Proctor, Terry Huckaby, and Henry Dibrell, aiming at holding on to their elected seats. The cities of Arcola, Fulshear, Albers from Brooks and Sparks Kendleton, Missouri City, By Karen Daniels Engineering firm gave that Richmond, and Rosenberg Residual money is available information at the March board will have elections next from the recently completed 2011 meeting. month, and with the exception $49.9 million bond for SMSD Made to look like natural of Rosenberg, each of those construction and improvements. grass, artificial turf is a surface of cities has mayoral and council At this time, $2,192,189 remain synthetic fibers that requires no member offices to be decided. in the funds. At the February irrigation or trimming. The main The City of Rosenberg will have board meeting, SMSD Trustee reason schools are switching to a resolution on its ballot. It will Rodney Butler asked that this type of field is to save money ask its residents to vote in favor information on artificial turf on maintenance. Fort Bend, Katy, or against city land proposed for versus natural grass for the Houston, Arlington, Kingwood, donation for a roadway project Spartan athletic stadium be known as the “One-Ways Pair” presented to the board. Alan SMSD, continued on page 4 project. By Elsa Maxey

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Rosenberg residents and visitors alarmed by the sound of thunder coming from the Rosenberg Railroad Museum don’t need to run for cover. The booming sound will be from their Annual Railfest Event rolling into town, and Rosenberg Railroad Museum officials hope it will be a signal to train enthusiasts to come and enjoy the fun, which is April 12, from 11 am - 6 pm at the Museum, 1921 Avenue F, Rosenberg. If you missed last year’s Railfest don’t miss the 2014 one! Shown are some folks that attended last year. Visit www. RosenbergRRMuseum.org or call 281.633.2846 for directions and more information. See related article page 9

Thursday, evening, March 27, about 7:50 pm, Rosenberg K-9 Investigator Schnacky reportedly observed a 2008 Ford pickup traveling northbound on US 59 with defective tail lamps. During that traffic stop, Officer Schnacky was given consent to search the vehicle utilizing his K-9 dog Rex, said Rosenberg police spokesman Brain Baker. According to Baker, “The K-9 alerted to the vehicle and a false compartment was discovered in the rear passenger area.” Once inside that secreted compartment Officer Schnacky discovered 15 kilograms of cocaine. According to Rosenberg police the street value of the cocaine is

about $450,000. The cocaine and pickup were seized and the driver was arrested. The case remains under investigation.

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We routinely talk about flames singeing someone’s tail feathers, but CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK rarely do ya’ see this… Earlier this month, Houston SWAT units responded to a home in far-east Fort Bend County, inside the city limits of Houston, after a resident got hacked off at a delivery dude. Seems this hacked off

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Fort Bend Chapter of ABWA to recognize Business Associate of 2014 Please join the Fort Bend Chapter of ABWA as they recognize their Business Associate of 2014. This event will be held at the Sugar Land Marriott in Town Center, Sugar Land on Thursday, April 3, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. They will have food, lots of fun, and awesome door prizes. Feel free to bring a guest. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by their regular meeting, along with the Business Associate presentation. Guest speaker for this event will be Howard Partridge and the topic is "The Five Secrets of a Phenomenal Business". Email Ranee Gilbert

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Restaurant Etiquette: The Importance of the Napkin The napkin not only serves to protect your lap against falling food, it is also a key indicator to the people around you as to what to do next. In a restaurant the napkin could be thought of as a flag similar to the one used in sporting events….when to start, when to stop, when to just wait. To avoid sending mixed signals, here is the skinny on the messages your napkin is sending. The napkin should be placed in your lap in the “quiet” position as soon as you sit down to a table. A small napkin should be completely un-folded, a large napkin folded in half lengthwise before placing on your lap. It should be used occasionally for wiping your lips or fingers and placed neatly back on your lap until you’re finished eating.

To some, placing a soiled napkin on a table in mid meal is rude and un-sanitary. For that reason, the napkin should never be used to clean up spills or as a handkerchief. If the napkin falls on the floor it should not be touched again and a replacement asked for. Once the napkin is placed back on the table it begins to send messages. If you have to leave the table for any reason and plan to come back, place your napkin in your chair or on either side of your plate. When finished eating, tidily fold, never wad, the napkin and place to the left of the plate with the used eating utensils across the plate in a 10:20 position. This signals the wait staff to remove the empty plates. Once eating utensils are used, they should never touch the tablecloth again.

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rejected any offer in increasing the monthly cable bill. For YEARS I had only paid for one set-top cable box on one television so I had all the menus and setup reminders and all those little extras on one TV. I had a direct cable feed into all the rest of the TV’s in my house. Then two years ago they made me pay rent on some signal processor that required ANOTHER remote because their signal would no longer work on my CABLEREADY flat screen TV’s. My wife and I had more than one very brief conversation about getting prices for all our “home services”... Internet, cable and phone (yes, I still have a land line). That was about it. We merely mentioned needing to inspect all of their monthly prices and start spending time on the phone getting quotes from any and all providers. Of course we never got around to that endeavor. Weeks had passed when over lunch I brought up the subject of replacing cable with satellite service. I asked Lisa how much we pay Comcast for basic cable with no HD, no DVR and only one “full-service” set-top box on one TV and she said $100 per month. I felt my eyes bulge when I said ‘no way’ and she said absolutely. She had just written the check so she got out her little checkbook register to show me the check to Comcast for $101 and some odd cents. By the way we never even paid for a pay-per-view movie. Needless to say I was livid! I vowed to take charge of this

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When a picture says a thousand words…. The folks of Fort Bend County worked so very hard to clean up the elected law enforcement of Fort Bend County in 2012. So it is with great disappointment when we learn….It’s the Same Circus, Different Clowns!

Sadly, the Ringmaster has changed but the arrogant ideology remains the same.   And even more sadly, we thought Secondhand Evil had been banished by the election - only to learn that all the remaining little dwarves are still scurrying around the skirts of the evil Witch…

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manager, keep his hands to himself?  We hear tell that former police chief, now city manager, is having a difficult time handing over HIS keys to the PD.  Which begs the question, would the former police chief, now city I would love to take credit for manager, have tolerated that kind the artistic license used to create of constant meddling?  Heck the these images of the Sheriff and former police chief, now city Chief Deputy but alas, it is way manager, still picks up his little outside my skill set. However, buddies from inside the PD and one does have to appreciate takes them for a ride. Shouldn’t talent when one comes across it.  they be working?   That same It has been a tough 15 months for former police chief, now city both the sheriff’s administration manager, even had a hand in and the employees.  The Sheriff gives lips service to the right things but rarely knows the answer to questions when asked, since he “has someone for that.” Lest he forget, we elected HIM not a Chief Deputy …a power hungry Chief was voted out.  Then within the first year… the new Chief Deputy was telling subordinates, “The Sheriff is just a politician, I run this place.”  Heigh HO!   A proverbial   

eliminating his predecessor and bragged about it, it was a targeted and strategic move.  Next on his list is the City Attorney, hear tell, he is going to terminate her… typical, she is smart, honest, does her job well and is fair, reasons to terminate someone?  Sure they are if you have something to hide.    Send questions or inquiries to LeaAnne Klentzman lklentzman@gmail.com Fort Bend Star 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 Stafford Texas 77477

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create a way to measure the new standards. The only thing Fort "Talk about a large task", said Bend ISD knows for sure is that their old friends: Exemplary, Gloria was an outstanding Dr. Jan Moore, the district's cook. She searched for recipes Director of Accountability. "We Recognized, Acceptable and from her massive collection of thought this was really good and Unacceptable, will be the TEA cookbooks for new recipes. Her we thought TEA would give us approved ratings system. "How do you know if you're fried chicken and roasted beef direction and then they did not." The statute prohibits the doing it right?", asked Moore. were family favorites. Holidays "We'd like to think we're doing were always special events at the Texas Education Agency from it the right way. Every single Krehmeier house determining how the districts district is creating these metrics - the Christmas should evaluate the 10 areas. and everybody is doing it a little tree was officially Fort Bend ISD appointed a differently". lit immediately House Bill 5 committee to f o l l o w i n g Thanksgiving dinner. At Easter, But three commissioners she would fill and P & Z, continued from page 1 weren't convinced. hide hundreds of In addition, a certified arborist "Why are we building an eggs in the backyard. 8-foot fence? Why are we In retirement, Bill will work with the construction frosting glass? It is the elephant and Tuggie traveled crew to protect mature trees on in the room to me. Obviously the each summer to spend several the site and a planting strip with building is too big or we wouldn't weeks in Cancun with family trees at regular intervals will be have to do these things", said members. She was an avid poker added for additional buffer. "I don't think everybody is Commissioner Heather Davis. player enjoying many trips to going to get everything that they Commissioner Sue Sanchez Coushatta. told the commission that she had Her devoted children, Becky want", said Commission Chair and her husband Kevin Dagg, Jeff Kathy Huebner. "I personally feel spoken to a realtor who told her and his fiancé Katie Springs, and that St. Laurence has done a good that Colony Park homeowners could expect their property values John and his wife Valerie, all of job of addressing these issues". Sugar Land, survive Gloria. She has eight loving grandchildren: Mike Moore, Rachel Moore, those concerns with many of Randy Moore and Travis Dagg; FULSHEAR, continued from page 1 the reservations coming from Clint and Harrison Krehmeier; and Will and Katherine Krehmeier, as and environmental impact among homeowners in the Cross well as one great granddaughter, others that affect quality of life,” Creek Ranch subdivision next he adds. to the proposed Walmart site. Ava Moore. Local area residents attended Kuykendall said the concerns of The Krehmeier family would the “Fulshear’s citizens led the like to thank the following for the a meeting in a Fulshear city to hold a Town Hall meeting attentive care given to Gloria over community center to express the last several weeks: Vantage Hospice and Home Instead, as well as Dr. John Pozzi. The family has requested donations be made to the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation (slheritage.org) or a REGISTRATION, continued from page 1 office, 4520 Reading Road in Rosenberg; registering by favorite charity in lieu of flowers. In addition to the elected mail with forms obtained at Pallbearers are Kevin Dagg, post offices, city halls and Mike Moore, Travis Dagg, Clint officials’ races, Missouri City libraries in Fort Bend County; Krehmeier, Harrison Krehmeier, will show four separate bond propositions on its ballot and Will Krehmeier. totaling $40 million – $6.5 m for drainage, $5m for a fire station, $5.7 for facilities, and $22.8 for transportation projects. The entities in Fort Bend County with elections on May 1818 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Texas 77478 10th have contracted with the 281.277.1818 Fort Bend County Elections Administration for election services. Towards this end, Oldham, who oversees the administration of the elections, informs new voters of options for registering including doing it in person at the elections

KREHMEIER Gloria (Tuggie) Krehmeier, 83, passed away in Sugar Land, Texas, following a brief illness. Visitation is scheduled at Sugar Land Mortuary, 1818 Eldridge Road on Saturday, April 5th from 9:30am to 11:30am. Graveside services will follow at 12:00pm at Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Texas. Gloria was born August 30, 1930 in Sugar Land, Texas to Robert and Nona Laperouse. She was baptized at Saint Theresa Catholic Church. Gloria graduated from Sugar Land High School in 1948. That same year, Gloria married her late husband, Bill Krehmeier. Gloria and Bill were married 63 years. Many knew Gloria affectionately as Mom, Granny, or Tuggie. Gloria had a zest for life that never waivered. She loved being outdoors, enjoying coffee on the pier overlooking the lake each morning with her husband. She was an avid fisherman and kept a small tackle kit in her kitchen drawer, ready to fish at any moment with a grandchild. The catfish that swam under the pier were well fed, as were the squirrels and dove that lived in her yard. Gloria never missed a trip to the beach with her family. In earlier years, she taught swimming lessons to many Sugar Land youngsters in her backyard pool. She ran 5ks in Houston later in life, often finishing in the top 3 finishers. In addition to being a homemaker, Gloria worked at Hughes Tool, Acme Brass and as an Imperial Sugar Company Tour Guide. She was extremely proud of her Sugar Land heritage; her father was the chemist at the sugar refinery. She was also a Realtor for several years. She was a fixture in the school carpool lanes shuttling grandkids between school, CCE, scouts and athletic events.

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The danger with the 1200 school districts in Texas coming up with their own way to judge the criteria, is the tendency to want skew the results in a positive way, said Dupre. "One of the biggest discussions we've had is how to handle this in a legitimate manner", Dupre said. "But we felt at this stage in the district's transition, that we wanted to get honest feedback. If there is work that we need to do in

one of these areas, we need to know". The district provided a parent survey in order to collect additional data that will help the House Bill 5 committee create a way to measure the new accountability standards. The district must have their ratings to the TEA by June 26. The district will make their results public on August 8 and the TEA makes the results public on October 3.

Sugar Land P & Z approves St. Laurence expansion plan to go down 10% to 15%. "I cannot get over the fact that putting this building in this place is going to cost these property owners", said Commissioner Sue Sanchez. Commissioner Joan Berger said that putting a commercial sized building in a residential area is wrong and goes against the redevelopment plan that Sugar Land has for its older areas. "I had really hoped St.

Laurence would come forward with an alternate location that would conceal the parking", Berger said. St. Laurence had applied for a CUP because the property is now in a standard single-family residential district. There are two existing buildings on the site that were in operation prior to the land being annexed by the City of Sugar Land and the area being zoned residential.

Fulshear wants Walmart to act responsibly on the issue last week where residents were able to question Lovett Development about their proposed project.” Since the proposed Walmart is outside the city’s jurisdiction, “there is nothing the city can do other than encourage the

Registration deadline nears for May 10 city and school elections or downloading a registration form from the county’s election website, fortbendvotes.org. For more information, contact John Oldham, 281-341-8670.

developer to act responsibly,” said the mayor. City Administrator C.J. Snipes said that’s what “makes the situation frustrating for the city,” noting how Fulshear is one of the fastest growing communities in Fort Bend County with commercial development on its way. Snipes further said that “in this particular instance we are at a complete disadvantage because we don’t even have the ability to guide the development; while at the same time we have an impassioned constituency concerned about the impact on our community.”

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and Montgomery are a few of the districts in Texas that have made the switch. The cost being considered for this project, which includes a new track surrounding the field, is $1,700,000. The following pros and cons were discussed at the meeting. The Pros: Playing consistency. Quicker drainage. Fertilization and pesticides not required. Repairs are seldom needed. Prestriped for multiple sports (in different colors). The Cons: Heat. In July and August in the middle of the day, temperatures can reach 150 degrees and should not be used. The average lifetime of the turf field is 8 years. Interesting fact: Artificial turf first gained substantial attention in 1966 when it was used in the newly constructed Astrodome; hence the name “Astroturf.” It’s come a long way since then, there’s even a hybrid some professional stadiums are using, but according to SMSD Athletic Director, Ron Counter, there are “fewer injuries with today’s turf” as compared with natural grass. Prior to her resignation as CFO, Carle Merka, stated that it would take the District five years to see money saved on maintenance after the initial purchase. Replacement cost for the turf is around $350K. In order for this project to be completed in time for the 2014-15 football season (barring excessive weather conditions), this will need to be voted on and passed by the Board of Trustees in May.

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Meadows Place Neighborhood Watch helps homeowners save insurance $$ By Karen Daniels

At the March 19 neighborhood watch meeting, held at the Meadows Place Tactical Training Center, this month’s topic was about securing your house and saving money. Residents who are interested should schedule their inspection with Sargeant Dottei with the police department’s Crime Prevention, cp@ cityofmeadowsplace.org" Typically within seven to 10 days an officer will come to your house for the assessment. Captain Jack Ashton advised that different insurance companies have different guidelines, but typically the

amount saved would be in the following areas: 1-5% Deadbolts with key entry; solid core or metal doors; window locks that cannot be flipped or turned; sliding glass doors that have securable devices. Fifteen % - monitored alarm system; interior/ exterior speakers; sensors on doors and windows. The City of Meadows Place does require an annual alarm permit. April’s meeting will be Wednesday, April 16, at 7:00pm. In other community news, the West Airport project is moving along. TxDOT has chosen a construction company, and though the start date has not yet been

announced, a pre-construction meeting is scheduled for April 16. Mayor Jessup said, “We will have road closings within the city to prevent commuters from detouring through the city and causing problems.” The entrances to Meadow Valley and Amblewood will be closed during construction. This project is part of the Ft. Bend Mobility Project of 2007. Meadows Place coupled these funds with the “federally funded TIP plan.” The Mayor made assurances that he will keep residents and businesses apprised of upcoming construction events and changes. Lastly, the Home and Garden Club will host their

2nd Annual Meadows Home & Garden Tour on Saturday, April 26th. Their mottos is: Don’t move, IMPROVE! Get ideas from homes that have made renovations inside and out. See improvements that have added value to their properties. Homeowners are usually present during the tour and can answer your questions. Proceeds from this event contribute to the Home and Garden Club Scholarship Awards which are available to eligible Meadows Place residents. Applications are being accepted now. Go to: meadowshomegardenclub. com. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and $15 at the door.

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County reminds citizens of the animal services option with new 'Adopt a Pet' bumper stickers Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert and Commissioner Precinct 1, Richard Morrison along with Debbie Horrocks, Director of Animal Services, preview  bumper stickers that will be placed on county vehicles to remind citizens of the Animal Services option to ADOPT A PET TODAY.   Fort Bend County Animal Services handles 300-500 homeless pets each month.  Adoption events are held 2-3 times a month all over the county in hopes of finding

homes for unclaimed pets.  Citizens interested in adoption may attend one of the events or adopt a pet any day of the week at the Animal Services Center located on Blume Road.  The $100 fee for adoption includes spay/neutering, a microchip, rabies vaccination and DHLP vaccination.  For more information about the Adopt a Pet program, please visit the Fort Bend County Animal Services Website at fortbendcountypets.com or call 281-342-1512.

Fort Bend Parkway extension to Sienna Plantation now complete After two years of construction, the extension of the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road has finally reached Sienna Parkway, thereby providing Sienna Plantation residents with the ease and convenience of toll road access directly from the master-planned community all the way to U.S. Highway 90A, just minutes from the downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center. The completed extension of the EZ tag-only Fort Bend Parkway from Highway 6 to A temporary road sign informs motorists traveling on Sienna Parkway of Sienna Parkway is expected to the opening of the Fort Bend Parkway. reduce drive times from Sienna

Plantation to points in Houston by 10-15 minutes, according to Sienna Plantation General Manager Alvin San Miguel. “The direct access to major employment corridors provided by the extended Fort Bend Parkway right Pictured L to R:  Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct One, from Sienna Plantation will Richard Morrison; Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert; Fort Bend be a major selling point as County Animal Services Director, Debbie Horrocks we continue to develop the community,” says San Miguel. The completion of the extended Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road follows the announcement jammies with asbestos shorts HOT, continued from page 1 by The Johnson Development rolled in and made camp…. Corp. to develop additional umm, hum, they had themselves land for the continuation homeowner couldn’t get out of a standoff! After several hours of Sienna Plantation.  his driveway because a delivery and some school lockdowns … truck was blocking his way. the truck was moved and life An exchange took place. for the neighborhood returned Not satisfied, the hacked off to no-flame normal. Well, minus homeowner decided to handle the gas sling’n neighbor, you name the man who shot him.” the situation. So, he doused the know. No flames or injuries were Branch is expected to delivery truck with gasoline. Gas reported. make a full recovery. No makes things go, right? Umm, And there you were think’n other injuries were reported QUICK!, somebody give this it was only HOT here in the during this altercation. The guy a lesson in vehicle operation summer! cause of the disturbance and fuel placement! As one might remains under investigation. imagine, he followed dumb with FORT BEND Richmond police are asking a gallon or so of stupid when he DRIVING SCHOOL anyone with information threw gas on the driver dude…. about this case to contact the and then himself! Yep, now that Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years Richmond Police Department will sure show everybody! at 281-342-2849 or Crime Needless to say, the panel FortBendDrivingSchool.com Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS. All truck full of guys in the black calls may remain anonymous.

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Late night disturbance leads to shooting By LeaAnne Klentzman

In the section of Richmond known as “Freeman Town” a disturbance in progress garnered all the attention of local police early Tuesday morning, just minutes after midnight. About 1:30 Tuesday morning Christopher Branch, 27, of Richmond showed up at Oak Bend Medical Center suffering from a gunshot

wound to the leg. According to reports, Richmond Police were called to a disturbance with shots fired in the 400 block of Travis at 12:30 a.m. Witnesses at the scene told police that several men had been fighting in the front yard of a nearby residence when a shot rang out; the crowd scattered. It is believed that Branch suffered his injury at that time. As police canvased the area they were unable to find any

gunshot victims. Witnesses declined to tell police if anyone had even been hit. However, as officers worked the scene, they were notified by Oak Bend Medical Center that a patient had just arrived with a “fresh gunshot wound to the leg” said Richmond police spokesman Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast. Neinast said, “Officers talked with the Christopher Branch at the ER, but he was unable to

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Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. has announced this week’s Special Crime Alert; it involves the theft of construction materials in the Bella Terra development in north central Fort Bend County.     This incident began on Wednesday morning, March 12, about 7:48 a.m., in the 11100 block of Saronno Drive in the Lakes of Bella Terra subdivision, just to

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the west of Texas 99/The Grand Parkway, between Bellaire Boulevard and FM 1093/Westpark Toll Way.   As dawn broke that morning several construction thefts were discovered in the area.  As the investigation unfolded, deputies learned that just prior to their arrival a van overloaded with construction materials had been pulled from a nearby quagmire. 

As the wrecker was pulling the loaded van out, one of the construction workers used his cellphone to capture the image of the suspect.  Once freed from the quagmire, the van fled the area but the video recording construction worker was in pursuit.  However, as the worker tried to follow, he was  blocked by a second suspect vehicle described as a

Authorities search for more victims By LeaAnne Klentzman

Authorities are searching for more victims in theft cases involving a caregiver.  In November of 2013 Joycelyn Dearmon, 41, of Houston was arrested and indicted for theft.  She purportedly stole between $1,500 - $20,000 dollars from the 90 year old man she had been hired to care for.   Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “Family members of the victim have since hired an accountant to review all of the victim’s accounts.” During that investigation they discovered that Dearmon had accessed another account and stolen additional funds there as well, explained Haenel. Detectives also are asking anyone with information about Dearmon or potential victims of Dearmon to contact Detective Chris Matthews at 281-341-3864.

white Chevrolet Tahoe.  The overloaded van was eventually recovered, abandoned on South Fry Road and still loaded.  The stolen building materials, were reportedly worth more than $2,300, were recovered from the van.    The wrecker driver reported a theft for his services too. The suspect operating the van was described as a heavyset Hispanic male with tattoos on his face and fingers.  No information was available on the driver of the intercepting Tahoe. Sheriff’s spokesman, Bob Haenel, said information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in this incident could earn a reward of up to $5,000. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers: 281-342-TIPS Action footage taken by the construction worker can be viewed here:  https:// www.youtube.com/ watch?v=0fl35y_PDrM

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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)

BRIDGEWATER / COMMONWEALTH – Fabulous 1-Story Perry Home In Desired Commonwealth! Located on a Quiet Cul-De-Sac Street with No Back Neighbors! Oversized Lot. Back Yard Overlooks a Greenbelt & Lake View. Features Include: Plantation Shutters, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, SS Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Crown Molding, Gas Log Fireplace, Living Room/Study with Wall of Built-In Shelves & Cabinets, 3 Car Garage & Much More! (Renovated by Custom Builder, Christopher Simms - Kitchen, Dining, Guest Bath). $425,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4906MA)

SIENNA VILLAGE OF SHIPMANS LANDING – Darling 2-Story Home in Desired Sienna. Great Curb Appeal with Extended Covered Front Porch. Fresh/Recent Carpet, Paint & Beautiful Hardwood Floors! Grand 2-Story Ceiling Height Entry & Family Room. Open Kitchen Concept. Spacious Dining & Living Rooms. 5th Bedroom could by a Study or Media Room. All Bedrooms have Walk-In Closets. Great Location, Close to Park & Area Amenities! Come See Today! $249,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM10402TE)

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Gorgeous custom Tommy Bailey home on one of the most magnificant cul -de-sac lots in Sienna! Incredible views from all windows. $999,999.

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Rare opportunity. One story on Jane Long Lake. Upscale golfing community, just fabulous. $409,999. CALL BARBARA MONTGOMERY 713-898-3938

Lovely well taken care of 1 owner Perry home on corner lot of cul-de-sac. Walking distance to elementary school!! $359,000. CALL BARBARA MONTGOMERY 713-898-3938

Very rare lot! Nothing else available in Fort Bend County like this lot. Located in Forest Isle in Sienna Plantation. $995,000. CALL BROOKS SIMMONS 713-502-8905

Located in Lake Olympia. All new carpet and laminate floors. Move in ready. $159,000. CALL BROOKS SIMMONS 713-502-8905

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FIRST COLONY - Custom designed 2-story home situated on corner lot offers cast iron front dr; marble & tile flrs; brkfst area, music rm, & family rm w/3-way f/p; island kit w/granite & SS appls; master bath w/heated flrs; private study with f/p; game rm+media; covered patio; pool; man’s summer kit cove. Zoned to Clements! $695,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3135EH)

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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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SIENNA - Fabulous 5 bedroom home with Pool, spa, cul-de-sac lot w/in walking distance of elementary school. 3+ oversized garage! Fresh Paint, Plantation shutters, roof in ’08. Water softener, custom builtins. Study, formal dining, gameroom up. $323,000 MLS #52449041 (3907LA)

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RailFest 2014 is on track for April 12 Rosenberg residents and visitors alarmed by the sound of thunder coming from the Rosenberg Railroad Museum don’t need to run for cover. The booming sound will be from their Annual Railfest Event rolling into town, and Rosenberg Railroad Museum officials hope it will be a signal to train enthusiasts to come and enjoy the fun, which is April 12, from 11 am - 6 pm at the Museum, 1921 Avenue F, Rosenberg. What is Railfest? It is a great opportunity to visit the Rosenberg Railroad Museum and see railroad history that has been preserved over the last 160 years! Visitors during Railfest will • learn about model trains as they watch the miniature world of trains in HO scale, S scale, a G Gauge layout and an Interactive Lionel layout with

Thomas the Tank Engine. • go back in time when they visit the Hobo Jungle of the 1930’s with reenactments of the Depression Era while watching the nearly 60 trains that pass each day. • ride on a trackless train that will take the kids anywhere! • enjoy live music back by popular demand - the Brazos River Pickers and Star Flight. • learn from Operation Lifesaver about train safety. • make crafts such as your own hobo bindle (sack on a stick) and more. This day full of activities is included in the special event admission price of $6 for adults/ $5 for seniors/ $4 children. O’Henry’s Catering will make sure you don’t go hungry. Trains will be everywhere. Special exhibits and displays highlight Railfest, making it

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a wonderful time to visit the museum. As an added bonus, you will have the opportunity to win a Railroad Museum Birthday Party and homemade quilt that features the "Hobo Codes" sewn into the quilt. Plenty of parking available. This event is sponsored by the Museum, Union Pacific, and local Rosenberg merchants. While attending RailFest 2014, you might want to take the opportunity to experience the cultural arts, shopping, dining, history, antiques, or boutiques, Historic Downtown Rosenberg has to offer! Historic Downtown Rosenberg is the first and only state-designated Cultural District in Fort Bend County and 1 of only 25 in the state. Visit www. RosenbergRRMuseum.org or call 281.633.2846 for directions and more information.

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Hodges Bend MS joins campaign to “Block Out Violence”  To demonstrate their commitment to promoting non-violence, anti-bullying, and acceptance of others, students and staff at Hodges Bend Middle School are taking part in The D12 Foundation’s “Block Out Violence” campaign. Sponsored by Houston Rockets Player Dwight Howard, the campaign invites secondary schools to launch school-wide campaigns with the goal of creating safe campuses and ultimately, safe communities. As part of its schoolwide campaign, Hodges Bend hosted various student activities, including: • Black Out Day – where students and staff wore black clothing, and decorated classroom doors and bulletin boards around the school • Non-Violence on the Go – which involved PALS

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Eighth grade student Andy Doan was a walking bill board during the campaign.

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Lone Star Stomp XXV honors Docent Society The Fort Bend County Museum Association’s Docent Society has been announced as the honorees of Lone Star Stomp XXV, to be held at George Ranch Historical Park on Saturday, April 12, 2014. “The theme for this year’s Lone Star Stomp is Southern Belles and Beaux. In addition to celebrating the Stomp’s silver anniversary, we will be thanking the Fort Bend County Museum Docent Society for all the hard work and hours of volunteerism they have put in,” said Lindsay Lucas, Director of Development for Fort Bend County Museum Association. Over the years, the Docent

Society has assisted the Fort Bend County Museum, George Ranch Historical Park and DeWalt Heritage Center in a variety of endeavors. “You name it, and the Docents have had a hand in making it happen and run smoothly,” said Lucas, “From guiding tour groups through the George House during Texian Market Days to helping out with school programs at the Museum, these Southern Belles and Beaux are truly devoted to keeping Texas history alive for future generations to enjoy.” It’s not too early to show your support for this year’s fund-raising gala. Numerous

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REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS AUDIT SERVICES The City of Stafford is requesting statements of qualifications and proposals for audit services. Detailed specifications and instructions are available at City of Stafford, City Hall or by contacting Karen Austin at 281-261-3910. Proposals should be sealed and marked “Qualifications and Proposals – Audit Services” and delivered to the City Secretary of the City of Stafford, 2610 S. Main, Stafford, TX 77477 before 4:00 P.M. (Local Time), Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Proposals received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Faxed applications will not be accepted. After the Audit Committee completes its evaluation, it will make a recommendation to City Council. City Council is expected to determine the most highly qualified provider and authorize the execution of an engagement letter at the regular City Council meeting scheduled for May 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted and to request additional information.

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ORDINANCE NO. 1018 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD, TEXAS, PROVIDING THAT THE MAY 10, 2014, GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION SHALL NOT BE HELD; DECLARING THE UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES FOR COUNCILMEMBER DULY ELECTED; CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH. Passed, approved and adopted the 19th day of March, 2014.

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ORDINANCE NO. 1019 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 GRANTED TO CHEMPLAST, INC., TO ALLOW THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LIGHT INDUSTRIAL USE, ON A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY IN ZONING DISTRICT MU “MIXED USE”, AND FURTHER IDENTIFIED AS BEING LOCATED AT 1002 TEXAS PARKWAY; 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, approved and adopted the 19th day of March, 2014.

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Debutante Cotillion meeting An information meeting for a Debutante Cotillion (grade 9-12), will be held April 3, 6 p.m., Sienna Plantation Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City. For more info call 832-367-9087. Home school informational meeting An information meeting for Home School -High School (grade 9-12), will be held Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m., Sienna Plantation Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City. For more information call 832-3679087. Social media 3 session seminar The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host a 3-session seminar Thursday, April 3, Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Hwy. 6 So. First session 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; 2nd session 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 3rd session 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., (box lunch included). Chamber members $30 1 session, $50 2 sessions, $75 for all 3. Call Shannon at 281-342-5464 for more info. Candidate forum set Fort Bend County candidate forum hosted by the Fort Bend Chamber for city & school board elections will be held Thursday, April 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., City Centre at Quail Valley, Missouri City. Missouri City mayor & city council, 11 a.m.; 11:45 a.m. Richmond mayor & city commissioners; 12:30 p.m. Stafford MSD Board of Trustees; 1:15 p.m. FBISD Board of Trustees. Registration & attendance fees visit www.fortbendchamber.com. Alief AARP Chapter 3264 Alief AARP Chapter 3264 will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, April 3,The Abbey at Westminster, 2865 Westminster Plaza Blvd., Houston. Entertainment is Henry Lee, concert violinist. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., A catered meal 6:30 p.m. Program 7:00 p.m. Call 281-785-7372 for more information. Banquet & crawfish boil 2014 Greater Sugar Land CCA banquet & crawfish boil will be held Thursday, April 3, 5 p.m., Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. Individual tickets $50; children are $10 at the door, couples $90. This includes, dinner & membership to CCA. For more info call Judy @ 281808-0695.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

6th Annual crawfish boil & fish fry Fort Bend County Fair 6th Annual Crawfish Boil & Fish Fry to be held Friday, April 4, Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Bldg. C, 4310 Hwy 36, Rosenberg. Doors open 6:30 p.m., serving from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. All you can eat $35. Dance 8:30p.m.- to midnight featuring Patrick Murphy. Live & silent auction. Tickets online at www.fortbendcountyfair.com. For more info 281-342-6171.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 5

Getting your garden ready Fort Bend County Master Gardeners open their Demonstration Gardens, give advice about plants suited to Fort Bend County and offer tips on preparing for the growing season on Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg, Call 281-341-7068 or visit http://www. fbmg.com/ for more information. Gala Art Auction Congregation Beth El, 3900 Raoul Wallenberg Dr., Missouri City, to host this live art auction, Sat., April 5, preview at 7 p.m., live auction at 8 p.m. Tickets $20 per person, $35 per couple. Auction features art in all media & price ranges. Early bird incentive, RSVP by April 1 & receive 3 free raffle tickets. For more info 281-499-5066.

SUNDAY, APRIL 6

Elkins HS musical “Big River” The adventures of Hucklyberry Finn! will be held April 6, 3 p.m. & April 7, 7 p.m., Elkins HS, 7007 Knights Court, Missouri City. Students $7, adults $10. For more info 281-923-0577.

TUESDAY, APRIL 8

Pastor’s Prayer Breakfast National Day of Prayer team will meet Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 a.m., IHOP, 12725 S/W Fwy., Stafford to provide an encouraging forum to pray in unity. Ministry leaders, spouses, & intercessors welcome. National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 1. For more info Mary @ 832-651-7771. Meals on Wheels volunteer orientations Orientations will be held Tuesday, April, 8, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or Monday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.-8p.m, Bud O’Shiels Community Center. If you have not attended or need a refresher, orientation is for you! Call 281-633-7053 Or email rick@fortbendseniors.org. Breast cancer focus and support group meets The Breast Friends Focus and Support Group at MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land to host this group’s meeting Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m, first floor conference room. St. Luke’s Sugar Land campus, 1327 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Reservations encouraged. RSVP to 281566-1857.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

DAR meeting Join the Fort Bend Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, on Wednesday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., in the Chapel of First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. April program will be “Historic Houston by Story Sloane”. Contact Gwen at jbbumdar@Hotmail.com for more info.DAR website is http://www.texasdar.org/chapters/FortBend/. Coffee with Rick Casual meet & greet time with Rick Branek, Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator Wednesday, April 9, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Mugz Coffee Bar, 503 FM 359, Richmond or on Thursday, April 10, 7-8 p.m., Bud O’Shiels Community Center. For more info call 281-633-7053.

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. New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. Feb. 17, 2014, May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713-222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@ reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com

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THURSDAY, APRIL 10

Blood replacement drive Elkins HS to host student blood replacement drive for Elkins student Hector Iglesias, Thursday, April 10, 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elkins HS girls gym, 7007 Knights Court Rd. For more info contact Tammie Sander, Campus nurse. Free t-shirts, cookies, juice, provided. For more info call 281-634-2624.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11

“You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” Cast Theatrical Company with the cooperation of Tams-Witmark presents “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”, Fridays & Saturdays, April 11 – May 3,@ 8:00pm. Matinees are scheduled Saturday, April 19, 2:30pm, & Sunday May 4 @ 2:30pm For reservations and tickets call 832-889-3808 Cast is located at 1909 Ave G Rosenberg. For more info www.casttheatrical.com. Fort Bend Infrastructure Summit The Fort Bend Chamber & the Katy Chamber will present this summit Friday, April 11, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Safari Texas, Richmond. Speakers Ft. Bend Co. Judge Robert Hebert, Fort Bend Co. mayors, Joe C. Pickett, House of Representatives. Register a www.FortBendChamber.com or David Crowl 281-491-2497. Chamber members $75, non members $100.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

YOUTHBUILD competition Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity and Techno Chaos are partnering to bring a fun day to children at Sugar Land Town Center with a day of competition, Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., YOUTHBUILD a competition for 1st-3rd graders, 4th-5th graders, and 6th-8th graders constructing either the “most creative” or “most realistic” house out of Legos. Registration now open at www.fortbendhabitat.org, until March 31, $10 per person which includes a T-Shirt, and lunch from Raising Cain-Sugar Land. For more info call 281-403-0708.

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

Teens turn suds & shine into support April is Autism Awareness Month, Hope for Three is having a car wash Sunday, April 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., C&C Dental, 17003 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land to raise awareness and benefit Fort Bend children living with autism. FREE eco-friendly car wash. Donations accepted.Venture over to Beauty Indulgence, 4715 Sweetwater Blvd. for a haircut and blow dry from 11:00am – 5:00pm, only $24 ($65 value). $12 donated to H43. Exciting details: hopeforthree.org/car-wash-for-kids/

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Michael Berry to emcee for Lone Star Stomp XXV The Fort Bend County Museum Association is proud to announce that Michael Berry, renowned talk radio host of KTRH News Radio will be serving as emcee at Lone Star Stomp XXV: Southern Belles & Beaux on Saturday, April 12. “The Fort Bend County Museum Association is very excited to have Michael Berry participate and enrich our major fundraising event of the year,” said Lynn Hewitt, Event

Chairman. This year, a pre-Stomp party will be held exclusively for sponsors who have Michael Berry contributed at least $1,500 to the fundraiser. Sponsor Party guests will get a chance to meet Michael Berry and the Josh Fuller Band one hour before Lone

Star Stomp XXV begins. A variety of sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available for purchase online at www.fortbendmuseum. org/annual-events/stomp/, and Stomp organizers are currently seeking donations for the live and silent auctions. To get involved, email the Stomp Team at LoneStarStomp@ FortBendMuseum.org or call (281) 342-1256. Proceeds

from Lone Star Stomp XXV benefit the Fort Bend County Museum Association’s mission to teach and preserve Texas history for future generations. Remember to “like” Fort Bend County Museum on Facebook 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.

FBISD police officers are two-time winners in Spaghetti Cook-Off Fort Bend ISD Police Officers are two-time champions in the Annual Sugar Land Exchange Club’s Spaghetti Cook-Off. The officers won the Best Presentation award this year for dressing and performing as The Village People during the cook-off. Last year, the officers received the Best Presentation award for dressing as the cast of Duck Dynasty.

The team credits their win to Austin High School Principal Mary Ellen Edge and her school’s Theater Department for the costumes, Austin art teachers Nancy Dunlevy and Cayeleigh Drake for decorations, Chef Clint at the Ol’ Railroad Café in Rosenberg for donating sauce ingredients and kitchen space, and Clements High School PALS

for volunteering as servers at the cook-off. “We could not have won without the support of our partners,” said Chief of Police David Rider. “This was only our third year to compete, but each year more members of our FBISD community help us put on a good show for a great cause. We are already looking forward to

next year's competition.” During their first year of competition, the FBISD officers earned honorable mention for their “Lunch Ladies” presentation. Having won two back-to-back Best Presentation awards, the team is already working on an idea that will win them a Best Presentation “three-peat”.

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Child Advocates of Fort Bend, along with the Fort Bend County Child Welfare Board, Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Friends of Child Advocates of Fort Bend, and Nicole and Cameron Hill will mark the beginning of April Child Abuse Prevention Month on Friday, April 4, 6 p.m., Sugar Land Town Center, with their annual Light of Hope event. • Ceremony to kick off April Child Abuse Prevention Month • Free public event • Town square will be lit in blue light on Friday evening • Featuring unveiling of the blue ribbon quilt, 250+ area Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. • Singing by Sugar Land

recording artist Debbie Fancher Light of Hope is to call attention to the fact that child abuse exists in every community and build community support in the fight against abuse. Child Advocates of Fort Bend speaks up for abused and neglected children. More than 10,600 abused and neglected children have been served since we opened our doors in 1991.  On average, we serve more than 400 children each month between our two programs, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Children’s Advocacy Center. Contact Anne Bulan at 281344-5110 or Lisa Moore at 281344-5108 for more information.

Shown L to R with some of the materials that they will be distributing during April Child Abuse Prevention Month are (L to R): Child Advocates of Fort Bend Executive Director Ruthanne Mefford, Child Welfare Board member Tami McGuire, and Child Welfare Board Member Julie Crowe.

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