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Fort Bend ISD raises teacher and staff salaries; adds over 450 new positions By Betsy Dolan

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved a $47.1 million plan that will boost starting teacher salaries, give teachers and staff raises and add over 450 new positions for the 2014-2015 school year. The move comes as the district strives to become more competitive with surrounding school districts in the Houston metro area and to prevent high turnover from teachers Rosenberg residents look at design plans for the controversial One-Way Pairs project that would turn sections with less than 10 years of of two major roads into one-way streets. experience. Starting teacher salaries will jump to $50,000 and experienced teachers will see a percentage increase on the teacher pay scale ranging from 4% to 8.6%. Teacher salaries will go up a bridge at State Highway 36 justified", Benton said. "Sixtybetween $2,214 to $4,147 By Betsy Dolan and U.S. 90A to cross over the nine businesses have left making the district a salary Dozens of Rosenberg Union Pacific railroad tracks. Highway 90 in 20 years and leader for teachers with 14 residents and business owners TxDOT says the current railroad businesses don't leave when you years of experience, according spoke out against the One-Way passes are not tall enough and see increased traffic". to Chief Financial Officer Pairs road project at a Texas there are no shoulders for safety. Some who spoke out Steven Bassett. Department of Transportation "I am in favor of this project", against the project said the "We worked to level the public hearing April 8 at Lamar said Richard Morrison, Fort congestion problems are from steps and make it affordable," Consolidated High School. Bend County Commissioner. semi-truck traffic and lights said Superintendent Charles Phase 1 would involve "The most important part of this that aren't synched properly. Dupre. "We got to level 16 but turning portions of U.S. 90A project is the triple-fork bridge Others worried that the change we couldn't go all the way to (Avenue H) and FM 1640 to help make a very dangerous in the roads would change the top this year. Our goal is to (Avenue I) into one-way streets. intersection safer. But we can't Rosenberg's small-town correct a few more steps every The change would convert the get to that part until we do atmosphere. year." four lanes of U.S. 90A one-way Phase 1". "I know things have to But Fort Bend Employees westbound and the four lanes of Opposition speaks out change but this is a very big Federation President Karrie FM 1640 one-way eastbound. Rosenberg City Councilman, deal and is not the best thing Washenfelder hoped the TxDOT contends that the Billy Benton, questioned the for Rosenberg," said one long- district would institute a rolling existing roads are not adequate safety argument, stating that time resident. " I feel like set of pay raises where teachers for the area's projected he has seen crash figures from TxDOT is trying really hard to population growth. A traffic TxDOT that show the area in sell us on this and if it is such volume study showed 29,772 question as being safer than the a great project it should stand cars moving through the SH intersection of U.S. 90A and on its own." 36 and U.S. 90A intersection Thompson Road (FM 762) in every day by 2015. The number Richmond. ONE-WAY PAIRS, continued on page 9 grows to 37,304, a jump of 25% "I think TxDOT has been By Elsa Maxey by 2035. hanging their hat on the safety The second phase calls for aspect and I don't think it is A ribbon cutting between Bellaire Blvd. and Westpark Tollway next to the Shops at Bella Terra between Sugar Land and Katy marks the opening of another toll overpass on By LeaAnne Klentzman By LeaAnne Klentzman desks inside what is known as Segment Just because it has Joint Clinic the clinic as As dawn broke Friday D of the Grand Parkway in the name does not mean it is a they prepared morning a deputy constable was in Fort Bend County. Colorado type dispensary. their takedown involved in a traffic accident The event last Friday, April One night last week a operation. with a teen on a bicycle near 11, featured a ceremonial stage CRIMINAL Rosenberg man wandered OF THE WEEK Eventually the Katy in north Fort Bend County. over then crashed on in to a posse entered the About 6:30 a.m., Friday Richmond Bone and Joint building and officers nabbed morning, a Precinct 3 Deputy Clinic. As the intruder wandered the intruder in the kitchen. A Constable was traveling around the building, the cleaning sho’nuf place where a Colorado south on Gaston Road at crew ratted him out, calling 911. type dispensary crook would be the intersection of Fry Road Classic Chevrolet’s Imagine his surprise when found. when a 9th grader from Seven annual competition he realized all that movement It was a tough lesson to Lakes High School, riding her outside the windows – an all learn… in Texas those joint bike to school, was hit by the turns out large crowd glass building totally illuminated clinics read Bone AND Joint Constable in the intersection.   & winning teams from the inside - was not the clinic. A nurse was in one shrubs! Nothing like get’n busted on of the cars stopped at the By Elsa Maxey Yep, as police arrived they center stage with all the lights intersection and was able to surrounded the building, on… Smile, they were looking provide immediate medical Fifty great teams at the watching him loot offices and right at you, fool! attention.  The girl was taken annual chili cook-off at Classic by air ambulance to Memorial Chevrolet Sugar Land on the Hermann with undisclosed Southwest Freeway served up injuries; her family was at some of the best chili in town. her side shortly thereafter.   Just ask the judges - Fort Bend BE SURE TO CHECK No further information was County Commissioner James OUT THE SKEETERS available at press time regarding Patterson, Sugar Land Assistant BASEBALL SCHEDULE her injuries.   Precinct 3 City Manager Steve Griffith, A supplement to pull out and Constable Rob Cook said, “Our Miss Sugar Land Mai Phan, save in this week’s Star. Brought to thoughts and prayers are with Buc-ee's Mascot, the Skeeter’s you by our faithful advertisers. this young lady and her family.” Swatson Mascot, Rosenberg The Star will be closed The Highway Patrol is Mayor Vincent Morales, Jr., Friday, April 18 in working the accident; the report observance of GOOD FRIDAY was not available at press time.    RELAX, continued on page 9

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in different pay brackets get a raise each year over a five year period. "What my teachers have asked me to present to the board is that we give pay raises across the board--not a percentage--a set amount," Washenfelder said. "Whatever it takes to bring those young teachers to $50,000, we should give to everyone in this district--a flat pay raise across the board." Trustee Susan Hohnbaum took issue with a new increase in stipends for bi-lingual

teachers from $3,000 to $4,000 per year stating that she has heard that some of the teachers are not as proficient in English as they should be and questioned why all bi-lingual teachers would be getting the stipend and not just the new hires. District staff said the increased stipends were necessary in a highly competitive market to attract and retain the best bi-lingual teachers. FBISD, continued on page 9

Citizens gather for public meeting on Stafford’s Comprehensive Development Plan By Karen Daniels

While in office years ago, President Richard Nixon mandated that every city develop a master plan. In 1971, the first and only comprehensive plan for the City of Stafford was adopted. Back then, Stafford was mostly a farming community and Texas Instruments had just opened their doors. The annual budget was $361K, while today’s budget is $20M. Stafford’s population in 1971 was 3K compared to now at 18K. Mayor Scarcella said,”

Over the next year and a half, these proposing ideas will take us to 2040. The purpose of this meeting is to hear from you.” Dan Sefco with Freese and Nichols, the engineering firm conducting the development plan, spoke of establishing new ideas and goals for the City. Long range plans will include recommendations for land use, parks, community livability, infrastructure, development standards and transportation. CITIZENS, continued on page 9

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in front of the overpass, now open to southbound traffic from the Westpark Tollway/FM 1093 to U.S. 59. Northbound traffic can already travel from U.S. 59 to West Belfort, and a remaining northbound section between Bellaire and the Westpark Tollway is scheduled to open this week. “There are a lot of people who had a hand in making this project come to fruition,”

said Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert at the ribbon cutting about the segment’s impending completion. “A very necessary improvement to traffic flow,” he said, as there will be no traffic lights on the road with the overpasses for EZ tag motorists traveling on the non-stop thoroughfare. This direct connection NON-STOP, continued on page 9

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This cute, yellow, quacking “duckie” is part of the cast of characters that celebrates the Easter season and here, it visits with Valentina (10), Emilia (8), Paula (5) and Daniela (5) Gomez, along with Camryn (4) and Sydnee (8) Johnson during the annual Chili Cook-Off at Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land benefiting the Sugar Land Police Officer’s Association.

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By LeaAnne Klentzman

Get A Rope! – As if paying to park on a roadway (Westpark Toll Road!) does not stand your hair on end enough, just wait. This is what happens when you leave even a quasi-government operation unattended. Here’s the deal… Seems your toll Road Authority, their Guru or their Guru’s crony on Commissioner’s Court want to break away from their association with the Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCRTA). So YOUR Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority (FBCTRA) along with its sister operation Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority (GPTRA) is changing their association from Harris County Toll Road Authority to …wait for it….New Jersey. Yes, you read that right, we, the residents of Fort Bend County and our traveling visitors and violators, have to deal with New Jersey to get anything done. Our County Commissioners have allowed the Toll Road

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Authority to force WE, the taxpayers here in southeast Texas, to deal with the folks that brought us the George Washington Bridge debacle. Really? When you have a toll problem, and there are many, you have to call 855-999-2024 in Trenton, New Jersey to be told to go pound sand. And by the way, if you ask any questions, they give you the Sugar Land number for the Toll Road Authority which goes to yet another voicemail. This came to our attention when letters and phone calls arrived regarding erroneous toll violations. Seems if one has had the audacity to use those newfangled overpasses on the Grand Parkway, well it is hit or miss if your EZ Tag works. Violators that have contacted the "Star" were told they would either have to pay or get a letter from the EZ Tag folks over at Harris County Toll Road Authority proving their tag was in good standing. After several inquiries, the story is …it is a glitch in software communications. Well, sure seems like a lot

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SLPOA announces 3rd Annual College Scholarship Program The Sugar Land Police Officers' Association has announced its 3rd annual Scholarship Program for 2014. This is the third year of the Scholarship award. The SLPOA will offer a $1,000 scholarship available to graduating seniors of each of the five high schools in the City of Sugar Land. Graduating seniors from Dulles H.S., Kempner H.S., Clements H.S., Fort Bend Christian Academy and Harmony School of Science H.S. who are enrolled or in the process of enrolling in an accredited junior college, 4-year

college or university are eligible to apply for the scholarship. “The SLPOA is committed to building a strong positive relationship with the youth of our community.” “This is just one way we can give back through an investment of our future,” said SLPOA President Ed Aldredge. Interested seniors are encouraged to see their school counselor to pick up an application. The application deadline is May 31. Scholarship awardees will be announced at the SLPOA Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Sweetwater Country Club on June 30.

Southminster Presbyterian Church presents piano concert April 25 Very accomplished pianist, Donald Doucet , will present a concert performance of the complete "Italian Year" by Franz Liszt . The concert will be held on Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 4200 Cartwright at Brightwater, Missouri City.

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION To the registered voters of the City of Stafford, Texas: Notice is hereby given that the polling place listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, for voting in a special election to elect one (1) Councilmember to fill an unexpired term. LOCATION OF POLLING PLACE: City Hall 2610 South Main Stafford, Texas 77477 Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at the attached locations and times. Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: Fort Bend County Elections Administration 4520 Reading Road Rosenberg, TX 77471-2133 Phone: 281-341-8670 Applications for ballots by mail must be received not later than the close of business on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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   Cho các cử tri đã đăng ký của thành phố Stafford, Texas: Thông báo bằng văn bản này là cho rằng địa điểm phòng phiếu được liệt kê dưới đây sẽ được mở cửa từ 7 giờ sáng đến 7:00 ngày thứ bảy 10 tháng 5, năm 2014, để bỏ phiếu trong một cuộc bầu cử đặc biệt để bầu một (1) Hoäi Ñoàng để điền vào một thuật ngữ unexpired.   VỊ TRÍ ĐỊA ĐIỂM PHÒNG PHIẾU: City Hall 2610 south Main StaffordTexas 77477   Sớm bỏ phiếu bởi cá nhân xuất hiện sẽ được thực hiện tại kèm theo vị trí và thời gian.   Ứng dụng cho các lá phiếu bằng thư sẽ được gửi đến: FortBend CountyCuộc bầu cử chính quyền 4520 Reading Road RosenbergTX 77471-2133 Điện thoại: 281-341-8670   Các ứng dụng cho các lá phiếu bằng thư phải được nhận không muộn hơn so với kết thúc kinh doanh ngày thứ năm 1 tháng 5, năm 2014.  

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  A los votantes registrados de la ciudad de Stafford, Texas: Aviso queda dado que el lugar de votación a continuación será abierto desde las 7:00 a 19:00 en sábado, 10 de mayo de 2014, para votar en una elección especial para elegir a uno 1 concejal para llenar un periodo restante.   UBICACIÓN DE LUGAR DE VOTACIÓN: Pasillo de ciudad 2610 south Main StaffordTexas 77477     Votación temprana en persona se realizará en los tiempos y lugares adjuntas.   Las solicitudes de voto por correo deberán ser enviadas a: FortBend CountyAdministración de elecciones 4520 lectura Road RosenbergTX 77471-2133 Teléfono: 281-341-8670   Las solicitudes de votos por correo deberán recibirse no más tarde de las horas de negocio en jueves, 01 de mayo de 2014.  

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   對已登記的選民的斯塔福德,德克薩斯州的城市:  公告現將下面列出的投票點將會從 7:0 上午開放至 7:0 下午上星期六 2014 年 5 月 10 日,在選出一個 1 達拉斯市議員填補任期特別選舉中投票。   投票站的位置: 市政廳 2610 南主 斯塔福德德州 77477    由個人出現提前投票將在附加的地點和時間進行。   選票郵寄申請須郵寄到: 堡折彎縣選舉行政管理 4520 讀道 羅森伯格TX 77471-2133 電話: 281-341-8670   必須不遲于營業結束上星期四 2014 年 5 月 1 日收到選票郵寄申請。

Early Voting Schedule - April 28 - May 6, 2014 Lịch Trình Bỏ Phiếu Sớm – ngày 28 tháng Tư – ngày 6 tháng Năm, 2014 提前投票時間表 – 2014年4月28日 – 5月6日

Schedule for (Lịch Trình đối với) (時間表): Stafford Municipal School District Administration Building 1625 Staffordshire Road, Stafford, TX Day (Thứ) (星期)

Saturday (Thứ Bảy) (星期六) Sunday (Chủ Nhật) (星期天)

Date (Ngày) (日期) April 28 – May 2, 2014 (ngày 28 tháng Tư – ngày 2 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年4月28日 – 5月2日) May 3, 2014 (ngày 3 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月3日) May 4, 2014 (ngày 4 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月4日)

Monday - Tuesday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Ba) (星期一 – 星期二)

May 5 - 6, 2014 (ngày 5 đến 6 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年 5月5日- 6日)

Monday – Friday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Sáu) (星期一 – 星期五)

Hours (Giờ) (時間) 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (7 giờ 30 sáng đến 4 giờ 30 chiều) (上午7:30到下午4:30) Closed (Đóng cửa) (關閉) Closed (Đóng cửa) (關閉) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7 giờ sáng đến 7 giờ chiều) (上午7:00到下午7:00)

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Schedule for: (Lịch Trình đối với) (時間表) Stafford City Hall – 2610 Main Street, Stafford, TX Meadows Place City Hall – One Troyan Dr., Meadows Place, TX Day (Thứ) (星期)

Saturday (Thứ Bảy) (星期六) Sunday (Chủ Nhật) (星期天)

Date (Ngày) (日期) April 28 – May 2, 2014 (ngày 28 tháng Tư – ngày 2 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年4月28日 – 5月2日) May 3, 2014 (ngày 3 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月3日) May 4, 2014 (ngày 4 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月4日)

Monday - Tuesday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Ba) (星期一 – 星期二)

May 5 - 6, 2014 (ngày 5 đến 6 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年 5月5日- 6日)

Monday – Friday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Sáu) (星期一 – 星期五)

Hours (Giờ) (時間) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m (8 giờ sáng đến 5 giờ chiều) (上午8:00到下午5:00) Closed (Đóng cửa) (關閉) Closed (Đóng cửa) (關閉) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7 giờ sáng đến 7 giờ chiều) (上午7:00到下午7:00)

Schedule for: (Lịch Trình đối với) (時間表) Irene Stern Community Center – 6920 Fulshear-Katy Road., Fulshear, TX Missouri City Community Center – 1522 Texas Pkwy., Missouri City, TX Fort Bend County Rosenberg Annex – 4520 Reading Rd., Rosenberg, TX Day (Thứ) (星期) Monday – Friday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Sáu) (星期一 – 星期五)

Date (Ngày) (日期) April 28 – May 2, 2014 (ngày 28 tháng Tư – ngày 2 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年4月28日 – 5月2日)

Saturday (Thứ Bảy) (星期六)

May 3, 2014 (ngày 3 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月3日)

Sunday (Chủ Nhật) (星期天)

May 4, 2014 (ngày 4 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月4日)

Monday - Tuesday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Ba) (星期一 – 星期二)

May 5 - 6, 2014 (ngày 5 đến 6 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年 5月5日- 6日)

Hours (Giờ) (時間) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m (8 giờ sáng đến 5 giờ chiều) (上午8:00到下午5:00) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m (8 giờ sáng đến 5 giờ chiều) (上午8:00到下午5:00) Closed (Đóng cửa) (關閉) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7 giờ sáng đến 7 giờ chiều) (上午7:00到下午7:00)

Schedule for: (Lịch Trình đối với) (時間表) First Colony Conference Center – 3232 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX Hightower High School – 3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City, TX Holley Elementary School – 16655 Bissonnet, Houston, TX Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, Sugar Land, TX James Bowie Middle School – 700 Plantation Dr, Richmond, TX Randall’s – 5800 New Territory Blvd, Sugar Land, TX Day (Thứ) (星期) Monday – Friday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Sáu) (星期一 – 星期五)

Date (Ngày) (日期) April 28 – May 2, 2014 (ngày 28 tháng Tư – ngày 2 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年4月28日 – 5月2日)

Saturday (Thứ Bảy) (星期六)

May 3, 2014 (ngày 3 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月3日)

Sunday (Chủ Nhật) (星期天)

May 4, 2014 (ngày 4 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月4日)

Monday - Tuesday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Ba) (星期一 – 星期二)

May 5 - 6, 2014 (ngày 5 đến 6 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年 5月5日- 6日)

Hours (Giờ) (時間) 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m (8 giờ sáng đến 7 giờ chiều) (上午8:00到下午7:00) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m (8 giờ sáng đến 5 giờ chiều) (上午8:00到下午5:00) Closed (Đóng cửa) (關閉) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7 giờ sáng đến 7 giờ chiều) (上午7:00到下午7:00)

Schedule for: (Lịch Trình đối với) (時間表) Lost Creek Park – 3703 Lost Creek Blvd., Sugar Land, TX Sugar Land City Hall – 2700 Town Center Blvd. North, Sugar Land, TX Richmond Water Maintenance Facility – 110 N. 8th Street, Richmond, TX Sienna Branch Library – 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd, Missouri City, TX Day (Thứ) (星期)

Saturday (Thứ Bảy) (星期六) Sunday (Chủ Nhật) (星期天)

Date (Ngày) (日期) April 28 – May 2, 2014 (ngày 28 tháng Tư – ngày 2 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年4月28日 – 5月2日) May 3, 2014 (ngày 3 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月3日) May 4, 2014 (ngày 4 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月4日)

Monday - Tuesday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Ba) (星期一 – 星期二)

May 5 - 6, 2014 (ngày 5 đến 6 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年 5月5日- 6日)

Monday – Friday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Sáu) (星期一 – 星期五)

Hours (Giờ) (時間) 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m (10 giờ sáng đến 7 giờ chiều) (上午10:00到下午7:00) Closed (Đóng cửa) (關閉) Closed (Đóng cửa) (關閉) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7 giờ sáng đến 7 giờ chiều) (上午7:00到下午7:00)

Schedule for: (Lịch Trình đối với) (時間表) Fort Bend ISD Admin. Bldg. – 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX Willowridge High School – 16301 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX Day (Thứ) (星期)

Saturday (Thứ Bảy) (星期六) Sunday (Chủ Nhật) (星期天)

Date (Ngày) (日期) April 28 – May 2, 2014 (ngày 28 tháng Tư – ngày 2 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年4月28日 – 5月2日) May 3, 2014 (ngày 3 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月3日) May 4, 2014 (ngày 4 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年5月4日)

Monday - Tuesday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Ba) (星期一 – 星期二)

May 5 - 6, 2014 (ngày 5 đến 6 tháng Năm, 2014) (2014年 5月5日- 6日)

Monday – Friday (Thứ Hai – Thứ Sáu) (星期一 – 星期五)

Hours (Giờ) (時間) 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m (8 giờ sáng đến 7 giờ chiều) (上午8:00到下午7:00) Closed (Đóng cửa) (關閉) Closed (Đóng cửa) (關閉) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7 giờ sáng đến 7 giờ chiều) (上午7:00到下午7:00)

Requests for a ballot to be voted by mail or an FPCA should be made to Fort Bend County Elections, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A – 400, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 281-3418670. Applications by mail must be received no later than the close of business on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Các yêu cầu xin lá phiếu sẽ bỏ phiếu bằng thư hoặc một FPCA cần được thực hiện cho các Cuộc Bầu Cử của Quận Fort Bend, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A – 400, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 281-341-8670. Các đơn gửi bằng thư phải được nhận không trễ hơn cuối ngày làm việc vào Thứ Năm, ngày 1 tháng Năm, 2014. 如須申請郵寄選票或一FPCA應寄至Fort Bend 郡選舉部,4520 Reading Road, Suite A – 400, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 281-341-8670。郵寄選票申請須在2014年5月1日,星期 四,營業結束前寄達。

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Quail Valley Exchange Club & Tip of the Spear.org packs care packages for our troops in Afghanistan One of our volunteer "Boots on the Ground" groups, Quail Valley Exchange Club, coordinated an epic packing for 166 Marines and Sailors just deployed to Afghanistan. They packed 140 care packages filled with specially requested items from our troops still down range. It was truly a pleasure to attend this joint

care package project with Tip Of the Spear.org and the QV Exchange Club! Attached are some pictures of last night's packing for you to enjoy. Thanks to all who participated in the donating, shopping, staging and packing for this event. We will continue to support this Marine Combat Company and all of our adopted

platoons with the supplies they request each month throughout their deployment which will continue through the summer and into the Fall (and beyond, if necessary). Tip Of the Spear.org would like to thank our donors and volunteers for continuing to show your appreciation for our troops and their families serving in

harm's way. If you would like to make a donation to support our deployed troops, please visit our website at www.TipOfTheSpear. org and our Face Book Page for pictures and current projects. Tip Of the Spear.org is a 100% volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations go to directly to our troops! Until they all come home.

Volunteers are busy packing boxes for our troops.

Fort Bend

Easter Service Directory

Good News in the Heart of Old Sugar Land First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land welcomes you! Led by our Pastor. Reverend Dr. Frederick Seay, FOCSL is a compassionate, caring fellowship called to bear witness to the Living God taking seriously the Great Commission to share Christ’s good news of hope, redemption and salvation with the community and the world. For over 95 years, FPCSL has served the heart of old Sugar Land. We are hungry to hear the Word of God in preaching and teaching; to be energized in worship and prayer so that we can grow spiritually; to be better equipped to serve as His disciples, and to lead others to Christ through the example of our daily lives. We are com-

mitted to serving God and others within our church family and in our community in tangible and beneficial ways. We are challenged to become better stewards of all that God has given us so that we can minister more effectively to the needs of a broken and hurting world. Please come and see what we are all about! You can join us any Sunday for Worship Services at 8:30 am or 11:00 am and also for Church School Sunday’s at 9:30 am. Our Easter Week services are listed in our ad below. Please check us out on our website at www.fpcsl.org, or call us at 281240-3195. We look forward to meeting you! God Bless you and your family.

The Greatest Love of All The greatest display of love the world will ever know was shown on the cross at Calvary. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for the sins of mankind, paying a debt we never could, and rose again on the third day. Repenting of sin and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only

way to have eternal fellowship with God and to rid ourselves of the penalty of those transgressions. Heritage Baptist Church of Missouri City invites you to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord this Easter. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by

worship services, which will focus on the theme “What a Love! What a Savior!” at 10:45. The HBC Sanctuary Choir, hand bells, strings, piano and praise band will present music that leads our hearts to reflect on the Love that gave all for us and changes our reason for living. Senior Pastor Dr. Charles

A. Murphy will preach about the resurrection of Jesus and the mercy provided through His sacrifice. Heritage Baptist Church is “A Place to Call Home” for its members and everyone who enters the doors. We pray you will feel right at home this Easter Sunday.

Join Us at Faith Lutheran Church for Easter Week Services

A church without walls... “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him…” Romans 8:28 In 1983 the members of Faith Lutheran Church were worshiping on Highway 6, near Highway 59, when Hurricane Alicia destroyed one third of the Sanctuary. This happened just before the start of school for that year. No one was injured but school was delayed for a week and temporary buildings were added. Doesn’t sound much like a blessing does it? It seems the scripture in Romans 8:28 “that all things happen for good to those who love God” took on a new meaning to this church. In 1986 Faith Lutheran Church moved from the five acres and one building on Highway 6 to ten acres and two buildings at the current location at 800 Brooks Street. God is Good! 800 Brooks Street is unique in that it now is host to four other churches—St. Philip Lutheran, Spirit of Life, Living Stones and Redeemer Presbyterian. Faith Lutheran’s Vision states; “We

are a church without walls in ministry to our acquaintances and in teamwork with other congregations in the area. We are a congregation living in Biblical truth and love through the transforming power of the cross and Resurrection of Jesus.” You are invited to worship with us on any of the dates below during Holy Week, and please attend our regular services (8:00 AM and 10:30 AM) on any given Sunday. Good Friday, 7:00 PM (Spirit of Life) Easter Sunday Worship, 7:00 AM (Sanctuary) Omelet Rodeo Breakfast, 8:15 AM (Fellowship Hall) Easter Egg Hunt, 9:15 AM Worship, 10:00 AM (Sanctuary) Living Stones Worship, 10:00 AM (Fellowship Hall) Redeemer Presbyterian, 10:05 AM (Gym) Worship, 4:00 PM (Spirit of Life)

Faith Lutheran Church St. Phillip Lutheran Chruch 800 Brooks St., Sugar Land, TX 77478

Call for more information:

281-242-7729

Pastor: Kenneth Sinclair • Pastor: Kenneth Burkhard

Good Friday Service April 18 • 7:00 pm Celebrate Easter Sunday • April 20

Join Us for Our Easter Worship Service April 20 • 10:45 am

“What A Love! What A Savior!” A celebration of God’s love as displayed through the passion and resurrection of the Christ.

Sunrise Service............................................ 7:00 am Omlete Rodeo Breakfast...................................8:15am Kids Easter Egg Hunt..................................... 9:15 am Easter Worship service.................................. 10:00 am Spirit of Life Worship..................................... 4:00 pm

First Presbyterian

CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND Join us on EASTER SUNDAY! SUNRISE SERVICE....... 7:30 am BREAKFAST.................... 8:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL........ 9:30 am EASTER EGG HUNT... 10:30 am SUNDAY SERVICE...... 11:00 am

The Sanctuary Choir, hand bells, strings, piano and praise band will present music that leads us to reflect on The Love that gave all for us and changes our reason for living.

281.403.4994 2223 FM 1092 • Missouri City, Texas 77459 • www. hbctx.org

502 Eldridge Road• Sugar Land, TX 77478 • 281-240-3195 office@fpcsl.org • www.fpcsl.org

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SWEETWATER - Fuqua designed home features dining rm w/wine cove; private gentleman’s study; island kitchen w/SS appliances & granite; Master + 2nd bedrm down; huge game rm + bonus rm; gorgeous backyard with pool/spa; mosquito system, outdoor kitchen w/ fireplace, & builtin BBQ grill. $880,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (5SI)

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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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SIENNA PLANTATION - Situated on the 12th Fairway of Golf Course, Stone & Brick 2-Story Home offers Private Study/Living Rm, Family Rm w/Cast Stone F/P, Cook’s Kitchen w/Granite & SS Appls, Game + Card Rm, Computer Nook, PreWired 5th Bedrm/Media Rm, 5/3.2/3 $455,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (8903ST)

TELFAIR - Classic Designed 2-Story Home offers Both Formal + Family; Island Kitchen w/ Granite; Wood & Travertine Tile Flrs; Game + Theater Rm; Gentleman’s Library; Putting Green w/6 Holes; Bocce Ct; Salt-Water Pool/ Spa.5/4.1/3A $995,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (7514TA)

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

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RIVERSTONE - Trendmaker Designed 2-Story Home offers Private Study, Open Kitchen w/ Granite & SS Appliances, Spacious Family Rm w/High Ceiling & Gas Log F/P, 1st Flr Master, 2nd Flr Game Rm + 3 Bedrms. No Backyard Neighbors. Built in 2013. 4/3.1/2A $385,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4618MI)

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12011 ALSTON DR. Meadows 4/2/2: Wonderful one story home with a split bedroom floor plan. Home offers a living room/dining room combo and a spacious den. Updated master bedroom and bathroom. Backyard comes with a pool and greenspace. Easy access to Hwys 59,6,90A and Sam Houston Tollway. Joan Berger $1,699/month

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RIVERSTONE - A spectacular stucco & stone Westport designed home offers private study; island kitchen w/granite & SS appliances; 1st flr owner’s retreat+ 2nd bedrm down; game rm; theater rm; pool/spa; summer kitchen; much more! Zoned to excellent schools. 5 bedrms/5.1 ba/3A $1,175,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4CA)

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14223 SILVER GLADE LN. Glen Laurel 3/2/2: Lovely updated home on cul-de-sac lot. Home includes high ceilings, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, Avanza countertops, upgraded kitchen cabinets, tile flooring in kitchen and more! Mike Martin $229,000 3906 KENN CT. Sienna Plantation 5/3.5/2: Open, bright and well maintained five bedroom home on cul-de-sac lot. Large backyard with no rear neighbors. Ample closet space, formals, breakfast room, game room and office/library. Neighborhood offers many amenities. Move-in ready! Michelle Morris $375,000 12104 WILLOW BROOK LN. Southern Trails 4/2.5/2: Lovely David Weekly home on an oversized lot with inviting front porch elevation. Great floor plan with split formal areas off the extended entry with beautiful tile floors. Spacious kitchen offers granite counters, stainless appliances, and ample cabinets. Private Master Suite located downstairs. Gameroom, small loft, and three bedrooms upstairs. Large backyard comes with custom play equipment. Sharon Kaye $269,000

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BREATHTAKING! Absolutely gorgeous home in gated community,on oversized wooded lot with pool,backing to nature reserve. Vacation year round! Dramatic two story entry. Beautiful hand scraped wood floors downstairs(except master and kit.) Two story living area with breathtaking views! Island kitchen opens to family room. Gameroom up with balcony overlooking pool. Master with sitting area. Screened patio wired for T.V.!Added patio with pergola-Large pool and spa with iron fence,plus extra yard!. $324,900 (4406OA)

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Nice two story on large lot with oversized,detached garage! Wood floors in living and master. Tile in entry,kitchen and baths! Replaced A/C! Silestone countertops, tile backsplash, and 42’’maple cabinets! New gas stove. Nice master suite down with large closet! Large gameroom up,plenty of room for pool table! Fresh paint throughout much of home. Cozy fireplace. Kitchen opens to family room. Spacious utility with room for freezer! Close to all the amenities Cinco has to offer, along with great schools! $249,900 (26606AB)

Vacation without leaving home! Beautiful home with unbelievable views of natural lake and resort pool! Custom built,and like new! Very open plan, with views from almost every room! Swim up to your private bar with pool stools! Great kitchen opens to den. Dramatic living area with HIGH ceilings! Master retreat with sitting area and two sided fireplace also in bath! Lots of windows to enjoy the view! Seperate study down. Oversized gameroom up with deck. Corner lot,3 car plus and circular drive! A true jem!! $549,900 (2734PE)

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Adorable! Owner just got moved in, updated kitchen as well as some other items, and got transferred! Really cute home on cul-de-sac street. Large backyard! Open floorplan with hardwoods in family room. Large master down, gameroom up with one wall a chalk board for the kids! Yard service included in rent! Refrigerator(currently in garage)will go in kitchen. Available may 01, so hurry! Enjoy surround sound speakers in living area! Must have appointment to view! $2,000/mo (1226CA)

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Keeping it local

Kudos goes to the Fort Bend County Museum docents for keeping it local with every aspect of planning including the catering at the Lone Star Stomp last Saturday. Our own Braman Winery provided the wine for the evening and the Fort Bend Brewery provided the beer. Catering the food for the event was our long-established Swinging Door Restaurant.

Beautiful home on culdesac! Four bedroom,plus gameroom and media room! Large master suite down! Fabulous two story living area! Large island kitchen with granite that opens to living area making this great for entertaining! Decorator paint throughout! Large guest bedrooms! Inviting front porch, plus HUGE back yard ready for that pool! Enjoy your very own garden! This one is ready to move in! $224,900 (2304SC)

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Anybody who has ever eaten at the Swinging Door knows the barbecue is great. But who knew their non-barbecue creations would be equally as good. I won’t mention the asparagus, but the mini cheese pastries and meatballs were delicious. For the meal they served ham and chicken breast in an exceptionally tasty cream sauce. I was amazed at how

they could serve chicken breasts so moist, tender and tasty to a Texas-size crowd without being tough and dried-out. The same could be said for the green beans. Along with that, mashed sweet potatoes, a roll and dessert were served. Did I mention dessert? It was bread pudding. I happen to love a good bread pudding. Let me tell you folks, this was some of the best bread pudding this Texas girl has ever tasted! It was light, moist, sweet and buttery, with a sinfully delicious buttery, cinnamony, caramel sauce. I threw the diet out the window on that one and ate the whole thing. It was that good!

Pink in the Park set for Friday, May 23 Join Memorial Hermann and the Sugar Land Skeeters for this year’s Pink Out game, Friday, May 23, Constellation Field, Sugar Land, 6:15 p.m., in support of breast cancer awareness.  Commemorative pink baseball jerseys will

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PARKVIEW VILLAGE

Beautiful 4/ 3 ½ /3 in Lake Olympia. Pool, spa & cabana, updated stainless appliances, including double ovens, convection cooktop; granite counters, wood floors, double crown molding, great master with sitting area & updated bath including travertine shower surround; private study/office; replaced a/c’s & water heaters, roof. Close to Lake Olympia Pkwy & the Marina. Over 3600 sf per tax rolls, $319,900. (4611KH)

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Wonderfully updated 3/2/2, oversized garage, golf & water view. Quiet street with delightful neighbors. High ceilings, tons of storage, updated kitchen & baths, wood floors, deck, great views. $169,900. Don’t miss it!!. (2827BT)

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3/2/2, fresh paint, corner lot, great shade trees, big master, living & dining, covered back deck. $165,000. Clements H.S., Austin Parkway Elem., First Colony Middle. Split floor plan. (4402WA)

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TELFAIR - Popular 1.5 story plan w/all 3 beds down. 3 full baths. Both formals. Game and Media rooms up. Oversized culde-sac lot backs up to levee so no back neighbors. Walking distance to school, parks, etc. $458,000 MLS #64568236 (6707RO)

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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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors Organ Donor Awareness Month by lighting the hospital green FORT BEND Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is honoring all organ donors and organ recipients during Organ Donor Awareness Month with green lighting on the front of the hospital building throughout the month of April. Organ Donor Awareness Month occurs every April as a way to encourage the public to become organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those people who have been given a second chance at life through organ donation. Every 18 minutes someone dies in the United States waiting for an organ. “We at Houston Methodist strongly believe in the gift of life and this is just a small way we can show our support for organ donation and transplantation,” said

Chris Siebenaler, CEO at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “More than 120,000 Americans, including 13,000 Texans, are currently awaiting organs. More than 3,300 of those are in the Houston area,” said Dr. Ashish Saharia, transplant and general surgeon on staff at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “Any way we can bring awareness to the importance of organ donation is something we are happy to do.” In addition, tables will be set up at the hospital throughout the month that will allow the public to pick up materials and talk to experts to learn more about organ donation and transplantation. To sign up to become an organ donor, log on

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NOTICE OF ELECTION (ANUNCIO DE ELECCIÓN) An election is hereby ordered to be held on May 10, 2014 for voting in the Fort Bend Independent School District Trustee Election to elect one person for each position to serve the full terms of positions 1, 4 and 5. (Se ordena una elección que sera el día 10 de mayo 2014 para votar en la elección regente del distrito escolar independiente de Fort Bend para elegir una persona para que sirva los términos completos de las posiciónes uno (1), cuatro (4) y cinco (5). Early Voting by Personal Appearance will be conducted as follows (La votación adelantada, solamente en persona, se llevará a cabo de tal manera):

Schedule for: Stafford MSD Administration Bldg. 1625 Staffordshire Rd., Stafford, TX Horario para:

Main Early Voting Site (Locación Primaria): Fort Bend ISD Administration Building, Lobby 16431 Lexington Boulevard Sugar Land, Texas 77479 Schedule for: Irene Stern Community Center – 6920 Fulshear-Katy Rd, Fulshear, TX Horario para: Missouri City Community Center – 1522 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City, TX Fort Bend County Rosenberg Annex – 4520 Reading Rd., Rosenberg, TX Day (Día) Date (Fecha) Hours (Horas) Monday – Friday April 28 – May 2, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Lunes – Viernes) (April 28 - Mayo 2, 2014) (8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.) Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sábado) (Mayo 3, 2014) (8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.) Sunday May 4, 2014 CLOSED (Domingo) (Mayo 4, 2014) (CERRADO) Monday - Tuesday May 5 - 6, 2014 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Lunes - Martes) (Mayo 5 - 6, 2014) (7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.) Schedule for: First Colony Conference Center – 3232 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX Horario para: Hightower High School – 3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City, TX Holley Elementary School – 16655 Bissonnet, Houston, TX Sugar Land Branch Library - 550 Eldridge, Sugar Land, TX James Bowie Middle School – 700 Plantation Dr., Richmond, TX Randall’s – 5800 New Territory Blvd., Sugar Land, TX Day (Día)

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Lost Creek Park – 3703 Lost Creek Blvd, Sugar Land, TX Sugar Land City Hall – 2700 Town Center Blvd. North, Sugar Land, TX Richmond Water Maintenance Facility – 110 N. 8th St., Richmond, TX Sienna Branch Library – 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City, TX

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Schedule for: Fort Bend ISD Admin. Bldg. – 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX Horario para: Willowridge High School – 16301 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX Day (Día)

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Applications to vote by mail should be mailed to (Las aplicaciones para votar por correo deberán enviarse a): John Oldham Fort Bend County Elections Administrator 301 Jackson St Richmond, TX 77469 The last day to receive an application for a ballot to be voted by mail is at the close of business on Thursday, May 1, 2014 (El último día para recibir una aplicación para su papeleta de voto por correo sera al final de labores el jueves, 1 de mayo 2014). The deadline for receiving early voting ballots by mail is Saturday, May 10, 2014 no later than 7:00 P.M. (La fecha límite para recibir por correo su papeleta de votación por adelantado será el sabado, 10 de mayo 2014 a las 7:00 PM). May 10, 2014 FBISD Polling Locations 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. PRECINCT POLLING PLACE 4044, 4065 Austin Parkway Elementary 2016 Barrington Place HOA 2055, 2056 Briargate Elementary 1114, 2034 Burton Elementary 4119 Clements High School 4011 Colony Bend Elementary 4047, 4079, 4084 Colony Meadows Elementary 4129 Commonwealth Clubhouse 3083(p) Crockett Middle School 2061, 2108 Elkins High School 4131 First Colony Conference Center 4102 Fort Settlement Middle School 4045, 4071, Garcia Middle School 4125, 4126 2101, 2106 George Bush High School 2077 Glover Elementary School 4046, 4121 Highlands Elementary 2050, 2116 Hunters Glen Elementary 4042, 4080 Imperial Park Community Center 4029, 4105 Knights of Columbus Hall 2033, 2036, Lantern Lane Elementary 2090, 2091 4049, 4127 Lexington Creek Elementary 4140 Lost Creek Park 2092, 2093, Meadowcreek Clubhouse 2022 Meadows Place City Hall 2066, 2099, Mission Bend Elementary 2100, 3113 2059, 2075, 2081 Missouri City Community Center 1109, 1134 Mustang Community Center 4082(p), 4117(p) Oakland Elementary School 4062 Palmer Elementary 3104, 3005(p), Pecan Grove Elementary 3041(p), 3063(p) 2089 Quail Green Clubhouse 2115, 2136 Quail Valley East Clubhouse 4028, 2078(p), Quail Valley Elementary 2060(p), 2112(p), 2137(p), 2088(p) 4030 Quail Valley Middle School 2023, 2123 Ridgemont Early Childhood Cente 4064, 4111 Settlers Way Elementary 1097, 1118 Sienna Crossing Elementary 3009 Sugar Creek Country Club 4107, 4027 Sugar Lakes Club House 4020, 4035, 3053 Sugar Land Church of God 4110 Sugar Land City Hall 3032, 2043, Townewest Elementary 4086, 3098 4026, 4039, Walker Station Elementary 4124, 4135

ADDRESS 4400 Austin Parkway 13318 Rosstown Ct 15817 Blue Ridge Rd 1625 Hunter Green Lane 4200 Elkins Dr 2720 Planters St 4510 Sweetwater Blvd 4330 Knightsbridge Blvd 19001 Beechnut 7007 Knights Ct 2140 First Colony Blvd 5440 Elkins Rd 18550 Old Richmond Rd

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Citizens gather for public meeting on Stafford’s Comprehensive Development Plan was asked to determine opinions. Five possible answers, ranging between strongly agree and It is meant to enhance and strongly disagree, on topics about protect property rights, not to be residential build-outs, outside a rigid, inflexible document. At this time the study is still in Phase amenities, appealing building 1 – establishing vision, goals and materials, types of commercial development, and Stafford’s best objectives. Phase 2 will have qualities were asked. formal plan recommendations, The floor was then opened to and Phase 3 will involve the public to share their views. implementation actions. The meeting was well attended Concerns such as infrastructure of sidewalks and streets, and by community members and determining the core values of after these brief introductions by the Mayor, and Freese and the residents, such as how they rate family togetherness and Nichols, the audience was asked to participate in a live, living debt free, were mentioned. The issue of preserving and anonymous survey with remote voting devices. They were shown enhancing the City’s Island by adding “little shops” was pictures in groups of six, and brought up, and one parent within each group, a question CITIZENS, continued from page 1

Fort Bend ISD raises teacher and staff salaries; adds over 450 new positions

increase from $50 to $1,080 per year. Non-teaching employees will see a 4% mid-point salary increase. “If we bring in qualified The BOT also approved teachers who are equally strong in English and in Spanish, then adding 459.5 new full-time positions for the next school we’re building our base of year which includes 242 new teachers," said Dupre. "Then, as we transition the program, teachers; 137 campus support we’ll just have to determine staff; 57 non-campus positions what we’re going to need to fill and 23 other positions that in gaps. But if we don’t take are federally funded for child proactive measures now to fill nutrition and special education. the positions, we’re going to get The new hires will, in part, further and further behind while allow the district to staff two other districts are taking the police officers, two nurses or best talent out there.” LVN's and one IT technician at Many other stipends such every high school. as fine arts and athletics will FBISD, continued from page 1

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authorities that she too had been a victim of the Cheer In late October 2013, a coach back when she attended Fort Bend County teen made the classes at Xcel Academy an outcry over sexual abuse when she was 15 years old. committed against her when “The woman said she was she was a student at assaulted at the gym, the Xcel Athletics which was located Cheer Gym near in the 500 block Katy, Texas. of South Mason. At the time of the After hearing initial investigation about the first outcry, it was determined she decided to tell that the actual authorities what abuse occurred in had happened to Devincent Phillips Harris County but her at the gym,” officials feared that other said Sheriff’s spokesman victims were in the area Bob Haenel. Phillips was which is split between Fort arrested Thursday and taken Bend and Harris counties. to the Harris County Jail At the time, the coach under a $30,000 bond. from the gym, Devincent Detectives believe there Phillips, was arrested still could be more victims. and charged. That case is If so, any other victims are currently pending in the asked to contact the Fort Harris County court system. Bend County Sheriff’s Office In late March of this year, at 281-341-3863 or Fort Bend another woman, now an County Crime Stoppers, Inc. adult, came forward telling at 281-342-TIPS (8477). By LeaAnne Klentzman

Kolon was assisted by Ray Aguilar, Community Relations Kinky Friedman, and Sugar Manager along with the many Land Police Chief Doug Brinkley organizations and businesses that brought to life a mini city under - who sampled the entries. The best chili? Well, Commissioner a tent with close to 3,000 visitors Patterson said, “it was the one he on a picture perfect, Fort Bend had,” which translates to all of spring day. them. Classic Chevrolet and its "This was the 4th year partners have raised over $40,000 for the Sugar Land Police we have held this unique Officers Association with chili fundraising event to benefit the Sugar Land Police Officer's cook-offs and golf tournaments. Association and we are humbled Winners and categories of the to be able to provide the funds 2014 of the Classic Chevy Chili to make their futures a little Challenge: easier as they sacrifice every day • Crowd Favorite Sugar Land Baptist Church to make our lives easier," said • Spirit Award - Fort Bend Classic Chevrolet owner Don Kerstetter. District Attorney's Office Family friendly activities • Best Texas Chili - Exchange featured water dunking, live Club of Sugar Land music, and even a bit of dancing, • Spicy Chili - Texas mostly by children along with Community Referral Network • Bean Chili - Bikers Swatson from the Skeeters, a Against Child Abuse huge, yellow duckie, a beaver, • Specialty Chili - Access and a 10-foot tall cartoon looking Texan. Health and the Fort Bend Principal to organizing Chamber of Commerce the event, the dealership’s Leadership Class of 2014 General Sales Manager Mark See this story online for photos.

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One-Way Pairs special election On May 10, Rosenberg residents will be voting on whether the city should donate land for the project. A “yes” vote will prohibit the City of Rosenberg from donating land to TxDOT. A “no” vote will allow the land to be donated. Donating land for the project is an issue because cities need to pay 10% of the right-of-way costs for any farm-to-market or state highway project. On February 25, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court

approved a $1.5M advanced funding agreement that would allow TxDOT to buy the land, eliminating the need to donate the property. According to TxDOT, the project would require approximately 8.5 acres of additional right-of-way and would impact a residence, a church and several businesses. Phase 1 is projected to cost $5 million and could begin this fall. Phase 2, is currently unfunded but is projected to cost $20 million. TxDOT will receive public comments through April 22.

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between U.S. 59 and IH 10 will relieve traffic on the feeder roads in an area that continues to expand commercially and residentially. Managed by Fort Bend County through the Fort Bend Toll Road Authority, the improvements to Segment D with the nine new overpasses, bridges and seven toll locations include about 18 miles of new main lane pavement costing $2.45 to drive on the entire tolled section one-way and less

for traveling on sections of the road. Access to motorists on roads without tolls, however, remains in the same area as a free option with traffic lights at some locations, just as feeder roads operate. As it continues to improve traffic mobility, Fort Bend County is reportedly working on designs on another segment of the Grand Parkway to connect U.S. 59 in Sugar Land to Highway 288 for an eventual hook up to the Fort Bend Parkway in Missouri City. Visit this story online for event photos.

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Child Advocates of Fort Bend hosts Annual Light of Hope Ceremony Joe Zimmerman made the opening remarks for the ceremony which featured the unveiling of a community made blue ribbon quilt and inspirational songs by local recording artist Debbie Fancher.  County Judge Robert Hebert was the emcee. Child Advocates of Fort Bend Board President Brigit Engleman read the historical story of the meaning of the blue ribbon. Exchange Club member Kevin Barker and Sugar Land Skeeters Mascot Mo lead the crowd in a cheer- “There’s no excuse for child abuse”. More than 250 area Girl Scouts participated in the ceremony. The Scouts created thousands of blue friendship

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VERSEN Janis P. Versen, 80, of Sugar Land, TX and formerly of Salisbury, NC and Jacksonville, IL, died at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospice Unit, Friday, April 11, 2014 after a long illness. She was born on April 9, 1933, in Cedar Rapids, IA, the youngest daughter of George F. and Pauline Lowe. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Home Economics and Teaching in 1955 from Carthage College in Carthage, IL. While at Carthage she was also a cheerleader and a member of Kappa Omicron Phi. It was at Carthage that Janis met and then married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Versen on August 6, 1955 in St. Paul, MN. He died November 7, 2010. Jan first taught in Madison, WI. After moving to Belleville, IL Jan enjoyed being a stay at home mom. After the family moved to Jacksonville, she began her new teaching career after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from MacMurray College. She first taught High School in the Franklin, IL School district. She ended her teaching career at Jacksonville High School in June of 1984. Jan never knew a stranger. Even though she moved several times in her life, she always made wonderful lasting friendships. In Jacksonville, she was passionately involved in Scouting and earned the Silver Fawn Award for her leadership roles in B.S.A. In addition to teaching, she was always busy sewing, doing needlework, and knitting attending every possible event that her children were involved in. While in Salisbury, she was President of the Salisbury Women’s Club and an avid member of “The Out-to Lunch- Bunch”. Jan was a member of Salem Lutheran Church while in Jacksonville and

currently a member of Fishers of Men Lutheran Church in Sugar Land. She held so many friends close to her heart. In the past few years, The “Young at Heart” group at Fishers of Men, kept her motivated to keep up her cooking skills and taught her how to play her new favorite Domino game, Mexican Train. The friends at Fishers of Men supported her diligently and faithfully through the past few years. Especially in this last year, they remained with her lovingly, spiritually and prayerfully. Janis was so loved by her children and their families. In return, Janis was so proud of and loved each and every one of them. Surviving are Bill (Paula) Versen of Dayton, OH; Rick (Margie) Versen of Castle Rock, CO; Cathy (Doug) King of Sugar Land, TX. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren that were so special to her. Erik Versen of Charleston, SC; Brett (Marisa) Versen of Louisville, KY; Ryan (fiancé – Corie) Versen stationed in Anchorage, Alaska; Katelyn Versen of Dayton, OH; Katie (Jason) Ostlund and son Carter of Casper, WY; Kyle Versen of Denver, CO; Mark (Jessie)

Versen and children, Braelyn and Zegyn of Colorado Springs, CO; Tyler (fiancé –Ara) Doyle of Campbell, CA and Spencer Doyle of Campell, CA; Allison (fiancé – Andrew) of Sugar Land, TX. She is also survived by her sisters Muriel Freeman of Alexandria, VA and Andrean Elvert of Chanhassen,MN, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Janis was preceded in death by her husband; brother, George and her parents. The family would like to thank The Fishers of Men Family, Pastor Jerry McNamara and the Hospice Team at Memorial Hermann SW Hospice Unit for their special care of her in the past months. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested in her name to Fishers of Men Lutheran Church in Sugar Land, TX. Visitation: Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sugar Land Mortuary 1818 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, TX 77478 Memorial Services Fishers of Men Lutheran Church 2011 Austin Parkway Sugar Land, TX 77479 Saturday April 19, 2014 11:00 a.m. Family and Friends are invited to join the family for a fellowship luncheon immediately following the memorial service.

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Carlton A. Batten, age 85, husband, father, grandfather, and During Commissioners great grandfather, passed away Court on April 1, Fort Bend Sunday, April 13th. County Judge Bob Hebert Mr. Batten is survived by his proclaimed the month of April loving and devoted wife of 23 as Fair Housing Month.  years, Jere; his children, Debbie This year marks the 46th Dunlap (husband anniversary of the Fair Housing Russell), Donna act and guarantees the right of Molho (husband all Americans equal housing Jack Molho), opportunities by establishing a and their mother national policy of fair housing Barbara Batten; without regard to race, color, grandchildren Amy creed, national origin, sex, Dunlap, Lindsay familial status or handicap. Sullivan (husband Judge Hebert presented Nick Sullivan), the Proclamation to Fort Carly Bradshaw Bend County Community (husband Chad Development Director Bradshaw), Charles, Chris, and Marilynn Kindell.  Catherine Molho; and great For more information on grandchildren Mackenzie and the Fair Housing Act and Fort Maguire Gholson; Sophie, Brody, Bend County, please visit: and Amelia Sullivan; and Beau http://www.fortbendcountytx. Bradshaw. gov/index.aspx?page=667 Born November 19, 1928, in Tabor, Texas to Rufus P. and Jessie Lee Batten, Carl was preceded in death by sisters Dorothy Bownds, Ruth Sokol, and Hazel McMillan. He leaves behind sisters Doris Soape, Mary Simpson, Jean Jones, and Catherine Alter, and brother Ron Batten. Carl grew up in the Bryan/ College Station area, attended Texas A & M University, played Aggie basketball, was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and graduated Class of ’51 with a Bachelor of County Judge Bob Hebert Business Administration. From 1951 through 1953, Carl presented the proclamation to served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Marilynn Kindell. U. S Air Force during the Korean Conflict, stationed in the United Kingdom and Germany. After the service, he took a job with Imperial Sugar Company, having only one interview right out of the service and accepting

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the job on a handshake. He would remain with this important Sugar Land company his entire working career, retiring after over 40 years of service. He was active in the community, serving as a Church Deacon for both the Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land and long-time member of River Pointe Church; President of Sugar Land Lions Club; and President of the Sugar Land Employees Federal Credit Union. He was also a member of Second Baptist Church, Houston, where he met Jere. Carl enjoyed travelling, spending time with family, watching sports – especially the grandkids’ and great grandkids’ sports, Texas A&M University athletics and the stock market. Join us in a celebration of Carl’s life with a visitation on Wednesday, April 16, from 4 – 7 p.m. and a funeral service on Thursday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel, 3900 B F Terry Blvd, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Pastor Matt Barnhill with River Pointe Church will officiate. Call 281-341-8800 for more details. In lieu of flowers, friends may send donations to River Pointe Church, 5000 Ransom Road, Richmond, TX 77469, in remembrance of Carl Batten.

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BEELER Ralph Frederick Beeler Jr., devoted Christian, loving husband, beloved father, adored grandfather, brother and dear friend left this life to spend eternity with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April 11, 2014. He passed away in the comfort of his home in the arms of Marion, his best friend and loving wife of nearly 52 years, and family following a valiant battle with cancer. Fred was born on September 3, 1933, in Keokuk, Iowa, son of the late Ralph Frederick Beeler Sr. and Dorothy Beazell Beeler. He is survived by his wife Marion Davis Beeler, brother Richard Allen Beeler Sr. and wife Janie, daughters Claire Beeler Clark and husband Al, Dorothy Beeler Ruehman and husband Michael, Lee Beeler, Kelly Beeler Childress and husband Kirk, and seven much loved grandchildren. Soon after moving to Houston, Fred accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1946. He graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1951 and the University of Texas in 1957 with a BBA. While in college, Fred left school and served in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Japan and Korea during the Korean War. In June 1962, he married the love of his life Marion Claire Davis of Corpus Christi, thus beginning a cherished relationship. The couple was blessed and soon welcomed four beautiful daughters into their life. Always driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Fred started his privately-owned commercial construction business, the R. Fred Beeler Company in 1964, and became responsible for the construction of commercial and institutional buildings throughout the Houston area. He sold the company to his employees eleven years later. In 1975, he joined the mechanical engineering construction company Straus

Systems as Chief Executive Officer. Fred was named Chairman of the First National Bank of Missouri City’s Board of Directors in 1984. Soon after becoming Chairman, he added the responsibility of Chief Executive Officer, managing operations of the bank. Following the sale of First National Bank of Missouri City to Wells Fargo in 2001, Fred retired from the business world and moved with Marion to Rockport, Texas. Fred served as a Deacon of First Baptist Church of Richmond and also as an Elder at Grace Community Bible Church. He was a Rotarian, a member of the Richmond-Rosenberg Chamber of Commerce, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the Fort Bend Independent School District’s School Business Partnership, Chairman of the Texas Bankers Association Federal Government Relations Program, District Enrollment Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America, Rockport Chamber of Commerce, Young Life Committee of Rockport, Board of Directors of Biblical Resources Inc., Rockport Appraisal Review Board and the Aransas County Zoning and Planning Commission. Always inspired by his faith, Fred enjoyed mentoring young people and helping Marion teach

Sunday School for the youth groups at First Baptist Church of Richmond and Grace Community Bible Church. Fred and Marion faithfully led their dearly beloved Emmanuel Class at First Baptist Church of Rockport. Immeasurable memories flourish when recounting the countless hats Fred wore while his four daughters were growing up…Softball Coach, Midnight School Project Scientist, Gardening Supervisor, Swim Coach, Ski Instructor, Horse Trainer, International Tour Guide, Chicken Wrangler, Pancake Maker, Hunting Guide, Rancher, Driving Instructor, Head Mowing Master, Cheerleader, Counselor, Confidant and “Best Friend”. In each activity he shared with his daughters, Fred made certain that his girls knew they could do anything as well or better than any “hairy-legged boy,” as he used to say. A celebration service, choreographed by Fred, will be held at First Baptist Church of Rockport on May 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. Fred even considered scheduling this celebration a few months earlier, so he could enjoy and be part of it with you. Fred was under the loving and compassionate care of Christus Hospice at the time of his passing. The family wishes to express their love and sincere thanks to Clare, Lisa, Betty, and Sandra for helping improve Fred’s quality of life during this past year. Fred, his family and friends are forever grateful for countless daily miracles due to the love and prayers from so many dear Christian prayer warriors. In lieu of flowers, Fred has requested that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Rockport, 1515 North Live Oak, Rockport, Texas 78382, Rockport Young Life, P.O. Box 1603, Fulton, Texas 78358, or the charity of your choice.

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

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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Traditional Worship: 8:00am and 10:30am Contemporary Worship: 9:15am Sunday School all ages: 9:15am and 10:30am www.fumcmc.org

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

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

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

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

BRIGHTON CHURCH • 281-988-7755 11925 SW Frwy 59 • Stafford (Between W. Airport and Murphy Rd.) Sunday Worship: 10:30am www.brightonhouston.org • Refreshing & Relevant

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Spring concert series Live music returns to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, now thru April 24, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. This series feature local & regional artists with a mix of country, rock, latin, & cover tunes. Call 281-395-5533 for more info or lkaye@vistahouston.com.

City of Richmond 2014 Election forum Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Dept. is hosting a candidates forum for mayoral and city commission elections, Tues., April 22, 6 p.m.-8p.m., Fort Bend Country Club, 2627 FM 762, Richmond.

Good Friday service Southminster Presbyterian Church’s, 4200 Cartwright, Missouri City, chancel choir will hold John Rutter’s Requiem, Good Friday, April 18, 7 p.m. For more info call 281-437-7834. Free legal advice Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) will offer free advice by phone to low-income Fort Bend County residents on Friday, April 18. Call FBLC at 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify, or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@ FortBendLawyersCARE.org between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Veterans with civil legal questions are especially encouraged to call. The attorney will return calls the same day and/or the following Monday.

A joint candidate forum The City of Stafford and Stafford MSD will host this forum Wed., April 23, 7 p.m., Stafford Civic Center. Also live on the city’s website.

Helicopter egg drop Calvary Church will be hosting a Helicopter egg drop! Over 10,000 eggs will be used for the egg hunt! This is event is open to the community. The event be Sunday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. Calvary Church is located at 12410 Sugardale Dr, Stafford. If you have any questions please contact the church at 281-634-0200

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Advocates for FBISD Academies This forum will be held Thurs., April 24, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., University Branch Library, University Blvd. @ Hwy 59, Sugar Land. Coffee Break with Rick Honoring the volunteers of Fort Bend Meals on Wheels, bring a friend with you. Join Rick fir a cup of coffee, a bagel, & conversation, Thursday, April 24, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Panera Bread, 1928 Hwy 6, Sugar Land. RSVP to rick@fortbendseniors.org. “Backyard Basics” on fruit production Fort Bend Master Gardener Deborah Birge will present a “Backyard Basics” talk on Fruit Production Saturday, April 26, Fort Bend County Extension Office, 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, 8:30 – 11 am, presented Fort Bend Master Gardeners. Registration is $15 for individuals, $25 for couples. Kids under 10 accompanied by parents are free. For more information or to register, contact Brandy Rader at “mailto:brandyrader@ag.tamu. edu” brandyrader@ag.tamu.edu or 281-342-3034. Austin HS Angels dance clinic Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m.-noon. Boys & girls grade K-8, for a fun filled day of dancing. Registration fee $25 in advance or $30 at door morning of the event. Wear comfortable pants, t-shirt, & sneakers. To register or more info vaidyas@msn.com. Quail Valley Backyard Tour Come see Gardens Create magic at the 7th Annual Quail Valley Backyard Tour, Sat., April 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Tropical demonstration & plant sale. $10 donation to see all gardens. Follow signs off FM 1092 (Murphy Rd.) & 3700 bloke. of Hampton.For map & more info www.traction//typepad.com/QVTour.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

A Hymn Festival for Easter Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace: A Hymn Festival for Easter, New Hope Lutheran Church, Sunday, April 27, 5 p.m., 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public. Grand slam event of the year Strike Out Autism – Hope for Three is hosting this event at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Dr., Sugar Land open weekend, April 27, 2:05 p.m. game time to raise awareness, acceptance and understanding for “ausome” kids! Join County Judge Hebert, City Mayors, Hope for Three and Sugar Land Skeeters for the 2nd Annual Strike Out Autism Family Fun Day. Reserve your $12 ticket today (portion of ticket sales donated to H43) and support local families living with autism: www.hopeforthree.org/strike-out-autism. Opening of Republican Headquarters Join the celebration of the opening of Fort Bend County’s Republican HQ, Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m., 14019 S.W.Freeway, Suite 340, Sugar Land, with hosts Sam Malone and Jacquie Baly. The Fort Bend Voters League FBVL twill hold a FBISD forum Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m. -2:45 p.m., Meet & Greet, Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs. Missouri City. Municipal candidates have been invited. Accordion Club meeting Fort Bend Accordion Club meets the 4th Sunday of each month. The next one is Sunday, April 27, 6 p.m., Casa de Bravos, 4514 Hwy. 6 S, Sugar Land. Free & open to public. Bring family & friends to enjoy good times as they play music from around the world. For more info Mario 713-4017933; marioaccordion@gmail.com or Vince 281-204-7716; rmusica@ windstream.net. Youth football team camp The First Colony Broncos youth football team will host a football and cheer camp on Sunday, April 27, Kitty Hollow Park, 3-5pm. Boys and girls ages 5-11 are welcome to participate. Registration will begin at 2:30pm. The cost is $5. For more information, please visit http://fcbroncosfootball.wix. com/2014, or call us at (832) 947-3740. We have several roster spots open on our flag level for our 5 and 6 year old participants.

TUESDAY, APRIL 29

Turf & tree challenges First Colony Community Assoc. will host this meeting Tuesday, April 29, St. Laurence Catholic Church Parish, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd., 6:308:30 p.m. In an effort to educate members of First Colony urban forest & test area within Edgewater Subdivision. Dr. Todd Watson guest speaker. Homeowners can ask questions.

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THURSDAY, MAY 1

64th Annual National Day of Prayer Locations for the National Day of Prayer are: Missouri City-City Hall 10:00 AM; Sienna Brushy Lake Pavilion 10:00 AM; Meadows Place City Hall 10:00 AM; Sugar Land Town Square 12:00 noon; Simonton City Hall 12:00 noon; Fulshear City Hall 7:00 PM; Stafford City Hall 7:00 PM; Katy Merrell Center 7:00PM; and Fort Bend County Courthouse 7:00 PM. For more information call Mary Cook at 832-651-7771.

FRIDAY, MAY 2

Spring concert St. Laurence Chamber Singers Spring Concert presents “Forever Singing Your Praise” will be held Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m., St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd. Sugar Land. The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will be held immediately following the performance. To learn more, please visit www.stlaurence.org or call 281-980-9812.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

Debutante Cotillion interest meeting Houston Birthing Connect is hosting an information meeting for a Debutante Cotillion at Sienna Plantation Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs, Missouri City, Sat., May 3, 3 p.m. for Fort Bend Debutantes, grades 9-12. There is no fee. For info 832-367-9087.

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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. The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North Are you a stay at home mom? They would love to have you join their group. 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.

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. 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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Lone Star Stomp’s silver anniversary at the ranch Consistent with the color psychology of silver, the celebration of a 25th anniversary, this year’s Lone Star Stomp XXV at the George Ranch Historical Park

omg Inside Fort Bend Ahh-wooooooo Blood moon over Fort Bend - first total lunar eclipse of 2014

The entire eclipse was visible this Tuesday in Fort Bend, and there were no wolves heard howling. How could they? There was no

on Sat., Apr. 12, witnessed graceful and sophisticated cultural experiences. They were of the Fort Bend, Texan community. Full of excitement with live music

moon to see as it was covered by the earth. At about 2:50 a.m. the full moon was darkened as it passed through all of the earth’s shadow. That made it “blood red” in color. This lunar eclipse is the first of four total eclipses that will occur between April 2014 and September 2015, called a tetrad series. The next one will be Oct. 8 and it is expected to also be visible locally. Next year, the two others will occur April 4 and Sept. 28, 2015.

by the Josh Fuller Band, Jeff Council on the live auctions in addition to the silent and quick draw auctions, the gala was emceed by the popular and entertaining talk radio host of KTRH News Radio, Michael Berry, who jokingly chided Dan Kennerly for thinking he had served on a bank board with a friend of his 25 years ago. “I’m frigging 43,” said Berry. “How old do I look?” Maybe also kidingly, he said he was going to shave his beard and cut his hair. “Twenty-five years ago, I was in high school,” Berry said in a funny, frantic tone. On the serious side, he acknowledged the outstanding work of the museum association and recognized Billie Wendt as a stand-out with the historical museum effort as a long-time docent. Both Billie and her husband, Jack, are recipients of a Fort Bend County Historical Commission Heritage award in recognition of their contribution of time, talents and finances for historical preservation of the area. The Southern Belles and Beaux themed event honored the Fort Bend Museum Docent Society. Museum Association Director Claire Rogers in a

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(l-r) Bob and Carole Brown, community supporters of the George Ranch Historical Park, visit with KTRH 740 News Radio talk show host Michael Berry, who served as MC of the Lone Star Stomp’s 25th anniversary celebration this past Saturday in Richmond. Proceeds from the successful gala will benefit the preservation of the area's history by the Fort Bend County Museum Association. Visit fortbendstar.com for event highlights. southern style gown among boots clad gent and lady patrons including Lynn Lyn Adolphus Wicke, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert and Pat, visited among the 600 or so guests adding to the ambiance of the gathering along with Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore, also an association docent. This year’s event chair, Lynn C. Hewitt, reports that during the past 24 years, the

Lone Star Stomp raised over $1 million to fund educational opportunities due to the museum’s growth. One of only 34 museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Fort Bend County Museum in Richmond is referred to by the Texas Historical Commission as “one of Texas’ best local history showcases.” Visit this story on fortbendstar. com for more photos.

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