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who was also shot and clinging to life. As first responders arrived on the scene they discovered the 15 year old girl collapsed in the front yard. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said the teen’s parents and her 11 year old brother FORT BEND, continued on page 5

School board candidate accused of stealing campaign signs By Betsy Dolan

Fort Bend ISD school board member and Position 4 candidate, Bruce Albright, has been accused of stealing another candidate's campaign signs. A surveillance camera, set up by Kris Allfrey, a Position 5 candidate, allegedly captured Albright taking one of Allfrey's signs from the Helfman Ford dealership in Meadows Place. Police did question Albright

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about the incident. "I have never stolen anyone's campaign signs. I did remove one of Kris Allfrey's signs from the private property of Helfman

Ford, which I am an agent for the owner," Albright wrote in a Facebook post. Allfrey told local media that he set up the surveillance camera Join these runners/walkers at the Impact A Hero 10th Annual 5K Walk, Run and Wheel event set on after three of his signs had been May 17-19. This event gives the community an opportunity to thank our severely wounded serviceman stolen from the dealership. and women for all that they do protecting us. See related article page 7. Allfrey had permission to put his campaign signs on the property. The person stealing the campaign signs faces a misdemeanor theft charge, which could mean a fine of up to $2,000 and jail time. who live anywhere in the district. the highly regarded school. By Betsy Dolan "Of the 120 GSA students Students are selected for the in 9th grade, 9 were zoned to Now that Fort Bend ISD has program based on grades and Clements," said one parent. "This approved the Facilities Master course work in the 7th and 8th academy only serves as a back Plan, some Clements High grades, standardized test scores, door portal. No one sees a good School parents say the time has teacher recommendations, an reason to join the academy if they come to move the controversial essay and a personal interview. Aranda Brothers Construction. Global Studies Academy to an Parents who would like to see are already zoned to Clements." The plans call for the west Other parents are concerned underutilized school. the GSA moved, spoke to the side of airport (traveling from that the GSA students get The six year old GSA Board of Trustees April 21. One Sugar Land to Hwy 59) to be program, which focuses on world of their worries is that the GSA preferential treatment over nonclosed first, rerouting two-way languages and cultures, is an is a way for students, who aren't GSA students. traffic to the other street for option for incoming 9th graders zoned to Clements, to get in to "Parents are paying exorbitant approximately five months. property taxes to be zoned to The switch will then be made Clements and their kids, if they and the process repeated. are in the ninth grade, have a one-eighteenth chance of getting WEST AIRPORT, continued on page 5 the teacher-of-the-year in social hand. Dr. Bostic stated that his studies that the GSA students By Karen Daniels first task will be to conduct have. There are teachers that Prior to last week’s Stafford meetings with the Mayor, City are reserved exclusively or near SMSD/City Council Joint Council, and School Board exclusively for the GSA students. Budget meeting, a meet members to get their thoughts; That isn't fair," said one parent. and greet was held for lone individually as well as finalist superintendent, Dr. collectively. His second task PARENTS, continued on page 5 Robert Bostic. The Margaret will be to hire a new CFO. The Havens Library was filled with Board of Trustees will vote for teachers, staff, city employees, his final approval on May 7. and community members standing in line to shake his GREAT, continued on page 5

Parents urge Fort Bend ISD to move academy program out of Clements

West Airport road construction - “It’s Going to be a Mess” By Karen Daniels

Those were Mayor Charles Jessup’s exact words to describe the road construction that will start this month on West Airport, between Hwy 59 and South Kirkwood. No definitive start date was given, but TxDOT Area Engineer, Jeff Volk, who

conducted the safety meeting, said it would start within “two to three weeks” and “by the end of May.” This project is a “full blown replacement” consisting of foundation and surface, additional lighting, new drains and left turn lanes, that will take one year to complete. The contract was awarded to

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General Election this Saturday Early voting comes to an end By Elsa Maxey

For the upcoming General and Joint Election this Saturday, May 10, John Oldham’s report of the Fort Bend Elections Administration office shows 6,903 vote totals at press time for 20 early voting sites just one day before the early voting period ended. Voting activity before the last day showed most of it Shown (l-r) Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, long time Rotarian Ted Reese, and District 27 State Representative occurred this Monday with a Ron Reynolds are contributors to the success of this year’s Oyster Creek Rotary Club’s 34th Annual Crawfish 1,500 turnout. Festival and Catfish Fry.  Held this past Saturday, May 3, at the Stafford Centre, the pièce de résistance at the The site with the most activity event was the mud bugs, otherwise known as crawfish.  thru Monday is Missouri City

accounting for 1,322 votes followed by First Colony with 806 votes. The Kendleton location, which showed the lightest activity had 34 votes cast. Early voting started April 28 and closed up this Tuesday, May 6th. Saturday's joint election is for selecting city, school and MUD officials among local candidates running for office, and there is a lot of political activity still underway in Fort Bend due to the contested offices, many of

Lurking in the bush By LeaAnne Klentzman

Students arriving for music lessons got a lesson on animal habitat CRIMINAL the other day in OF THE WEEK Missouri City. Seems a very large and rather handsome alligator, you know…one that has … Lucchese all over it, was basking in the shade of a mailbox shrub as kids arrived for music lessons. It doesn’t really matter if you’re inclined

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We can’t make this stuff up.… Sign Crime, it has been a plague since someone thought up the post to put it in the ground! Heck, in some circles, steal’n signs is a sporting event. Remember the chainsaw sign removal in the Sheriff’s campaign a few years back…that was synchronized and you can bet they had someone there to announce… Gentleman…start your engines! But in this latest endeavor, well… the folks over at the school board have taken things to a WHOLE new level, leave it to the education folks to outsmart each other! Break out the wild game cameras and bust open the popcorn … folks, this is gonna be fun! So here’s the story, one that can also be seen on the Houston TV news. Seems it involves a sitting FBISD Board member and a candidate, but hold on… not a candidate running against that particular Board member, the candidate whose sign was purloined is running for a whole ‘nother Board position. Yep,

we’re scratch’n our heads too. Anyway the guy you can see in the picture, the one with the sign in his hands- that is not his, he is not stealing it…he is removing it. So maybe loot’n is too strong a word, umm, he was …harvesting, yeah, that’s it! Harvesting, because the sign is not supposed to be there…. Bad crop placement? Umm, hum, but the candidate who had the sign in the ground, well, he has a letter of permission to have that sign there. So much for the theory the purloin’n Board member was representing the owner. What ya' bet, in the end …it’s all just a misunderstanding? Well, we shall see if that dong will hunt….Wouldn’t count on it. Remember the District Attorney’s race a few months ago? Mr. Healey’s opponent was posting her signage loss on Facebook. Then Healey posted on his Facebook…he would prosecute if anyone can prove the sign cost over $50 dollars. So, here we go… Film footage at 10! Now to be fair, the film from the Sign Crime is not rolling footage because days before, when the first sign

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was stolen from that corner, the candidate replaced it and installed a video camera. Well, Team Sign Crime returned to liberate the second sign; they covered the lens of the video camera to prevent being detected. Then to add insult to injury, the Team Sign Crime returned after the heist, to remove the cover from in front of the video camera, so the candidate could see his sign… gone. By the way, the cops working the do thank you for the time line guys! What’s the old saying? Third time’s a charm, right? Well, it didn’t go exactly as planned…. Fast forward a couple of days and lo and behold the video camera is gone, but unbeknownst to the Team Sign Crime that video camera had been replaced with a wild game camera! Yep, one of those babies that is all camo and attaches to a tree. So, from far and away they watched, in living color, a current sitting FBISD Board member, who is up for reelection, snag’n the sign… NOT his own! Now to be fair, it is not an action movie, it is only bursts of still shots, but as they say…one picture is worth a thousand words. And we wonder why kids don’t have any respect for other people’s property, You sir, need to hang your head in Shame! There is no excuse. Speaking of no excuse… There is a guy running for Richmond City Commissioner…. He is a guy who was in political office for some 4 election cycles. He claims to be running on law

Crime Stoppers is willing to pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved the following aggravated robberies. On April 9, 2014, right outside of a Stafford-area business, about 1:15 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a robbery that occurred in front of a pharmacy on FM 1092. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said two men approached the victim in his car, out in front of the pharmacy, pulled guns taking his cash and medications. They fled the scene in what was described as a black, fourdoor sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry. Haenel said, “The victim gave chase, following the suspects north on FM 1092. The suspects shot at the victim’s vehicle and he eventually jumped out of his vehicle and broke his leg.” The suspect driver was described as a black male, about 25 years old, 5' 7" with a slim build. He had a goatee and was wearing a dark hoodie jacket. The passenger in the suspect vehicle was described as a black male, about 25 years of age and 5' 5". He had an afro hair style and was wearing a dark hoodie and khaki shorts. The next robbery Crime Stoppers is willing to pay on occurred at 12:24 a.m. Friday morning, May 2, 2014, at the Kroger Store in the 11500 blk. of Highway 6. In this case the suspect assaulted a female clerk and stole cash.

and order, cutting taxes and providing police with the tool to do their job, yada, yada, yada... but all we can ask is…Really buddy? If you are all about law and order, then how about abiding by those laws that keep order…. You’re stink’n signs are illegal Milton. Just in case you forgot, or don’t understand… even you have to display the TxDot disclaimer on your signs AND even you can’t put signs in the right of way. After looking at your signs, it begs the question, are you that arrogant or that ethically challenged? No needs to answer, we already know about your ethics; you took money from, and were entertained by, a felon while you were a sitting Sheriff…. Richmond is facing enough challenges …we don’t need to be skim’m your kind of scum off the Brazos. Fort Bend residents need to choose their public servants wisely. Send questions or inquiries to LeaAnne Klentzman lklentzman@gmail.com Fort Bend Star 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 Stafford Texas 77477

Haenel described this suspect as a White or Hispanic male between 5'1" to 5'5" with a slim build. He was carrying a green “sporty” style backpack and wearing a black hoodie and tan shorts the victim told authorities. In this robbery the clerk was assisting another customer when the suspect approached the clerk from behind forcing her to the floor, he grabbed the cash from the drawer and fled the store. The third Aggravated Robbery up for payment is a case at a far west Fort Bend County/East Bernard area convenience store. In this case a single suspect entered Riverside Drive-Inn located in the 1440 block of US 90A Friday evening May 2, 2014 about 8:45 p.m. While inside the store, the suspect, sporting a white bandana across his face and a red bandana covering the top of his head pulled a handgun and threatened the clerk. The clerk handed over a bag of cash and Bandana man fled the store. This suspect was described as a light complexioned male, about 6’2”. Along with his Bandana wear he was wearing a long-sleeve gray sweater. There was a robbery early Tuesday morning (5/6/2014) at a home on Ruffin Green in Fresno but no details were available. Information which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspects involved could earn a reward of up to $5,000. Crime Stoppers 281-342-TIPS

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omg Inside Fort Bend Do you know how many mothers there are in Fort Bend? It’s probably hard to come up with a hard number to determine how many mothers reside in Fort Bend. But one thing is for sure. Their children will want to make Sunday, May 11th, Mother’s Day a special one for mom, mums, mama, mother, or whatever special name she goes by.

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• Treating him/ her like a servant. CRAWFISH A few weeks ago I asked for your input on where to get or how to make the best crawfish in the bend. On that note here is a shout out to the Oyster Creek Rotary Club, which served up some excellent crawfish this year at their annual crawfish festival fundraiser. Please share your favorite crawfish recipe with us by emailing it to denise@fortbendstar.com.

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Senior citizens upset over the T.E. Harman Center management Dear Editor, On Tuesday, April 15, Mike Goodrum, Assistant City Manager of Sugar Land, held his second meeting in response to a petition signed and submitted by members of the T.E. Harman Center for senior citizens. The gist of the petition was the alleged mismanagement by the current manager of T.E. Harman to one of her staff. These meetings took on an aura of being clandestine as only selected members were called and informed about them. However, due to word of mouth, over 60 people showed up for the first meeting, where they voiced a multitude of complaints about the manager and her management of the center. There was more of the same at the second meeting, although fewer people showed up because again, only a few were informed about the meeting. We, as tax payers and

dues paying members of the center, deserve better than this treatment. Programs and services have been cut. Many people have stopped coming. Yet, the current manager has increased her staff by 75% so she can take off whenever she likes. Also, she very seldom attends any of the special activities put on by the center. To put it mildly, the management at the center has gotten worse with each passing month. If it were a ship, it would surly be called the "Titanic". Something must be done to restore the center to the user friendly place it use to be. All of the seniors are extremely grateful to the City of Sugar Land for providing this wonderful place for us. However, with the right management, it could be so much better. Thanks you, C.A. Boulte Sugar Land

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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital ICU receives Beacon Award for Excellence The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), recently recognized the ICU department at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this threeyear, three-level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the first Houston Methodist community hospital and one of 16 hospitals in Texas to earn this recognition. AACN President Vicki Good, RN, MSN, CENP, applauds the commitment of the ICU caregivers at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for working together to meet and exceed the high standards set forth by the Beacon Award for Excellence. These dedicated health care professionals join other members of the exceptional community of nurses who set the standard for optimal patient care. “The Beacon Award for

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The Business and Professional Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn seminar that will inform business leaders how to improve their business and reduce expenses. The lunch and learn seminar will be held at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s office, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land, TX, on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. In this informative seminar, attendees will discover three conversations you should have with your insurance provider, what small business owners don’t know about the Affordable Care Act, how to avoid hidden state and federal penalties, and how to prevent one employee from driving you out of business.

They will also learn how to increase profitability while providing employee benefits, and how to maintain adequate cash flow in the event you or a key employee are unable to work for an extended period of time. Rand Wall, CEO of Wall 2 Wall Insurance Services, initiated his insurance career in 1975. His areas of expertise include Employee Benefits, Pension (401k) Plans, Business and Estate Planning, Cafeteria Plans and Payroll Deduction Products. Individual session is $25 for members and $35 non-members. Lunch and materials are included. Register today online at www. FortBendChamber.com or contact Juliette Bloomer for reservations at 281.566.2161 or juliette@fortbendcc.org.

Excellence recognizes caregivers in stellar units whose consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care optimizes patient outcomes. Units that receive this national recognition serve as role models to others on their journey to excellent patient and family care,” she explains. The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence signifies continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care by meeting the following evidence-based criteria: • Leadership Structures and Systems • Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement • Effective Communication, Knowledge Management, Learning and Development • Evidence-Based Practice and Processes • Outcome Measurement AACN honors the ICU department at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

and other Beacon Award for Excellence recipients with announcements in AACN Bold Voices, the monthly awardwinning member magazine distributed to more than 100,000 acute and critical care nurses nationwide. AACN also honors awardees at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, the world’s largest educational conference and trade show for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. “This achievement is a testament to the great ICU caregivers here at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. It has been our goal to work as a team making our patients safe and comfortable,” says Tricia Lewis, director of the ICU. “I am truly honored and proud to work with such a wonderful team.” To learn more about Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit their website at houstonmethodist.org/sugarland.

The staff and supporters of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County recently gathered at Quail Valley City Centre to celebrate the dedicated volunteers that give so much back to

the community they serve. As a delicious brunch was served, guests were treated to musical performances from the Clements High School Quartet and the Dulles High School Choir. All of the volunteers were entered in a door prize drawing to win a hand painted rocking chair. Elizabeth Pescke was this year’s winner of the Jan Schiff Memorial Scholarship for a GED student that is transitioning to college. She gave a moving speech in which she spoke of the trouble she experienced while preparing to take the test and the hard work of volunteer Laura Bush who helped her to earn her GED, so that she could go on to college to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. Guest Speaker, Katina Scott, Manager of Volunteer Services and Community Relations at St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital, spoke of the importance of volunteers and that every minute of every day they are truly changing lives. Special honor goes to Luz Bobadilla, who has served as a wonderful tutor at the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County for 20 years. Special thanks go to The George Foundation, Fort Bend ISD Graphic Arts Department/Becky Walker, Les McDonald (decorations), Rosemary Jones and Patti Rankin (rocking chair artist) for their contributions towards this special appreciation event.

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Joseph Aaron Pena, “Chacho”, age 20, left this earth to be with the Lord on May 3, 2014. He was born and raised in Sugar Land, Tx. He was a wonderful, precious and loving Son to Mother: Tabitha Ramirez, Father: Emilio Smithwick, Dad: Jay Aranda, StepThe Literacy Council of Fort Bend hosts dad: Mike and Step-mom: AnAnnual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch gie. He was a loving Brother to his brother and sisters, Joshua, Olivia and Lydia and paternal siblings Brandon, Ian, Jayden and Jasmine. He was a precious and loving Grandson to Grandparents, Joe & Yolanda Margaret & Bob, Patricia & Ruben and Jesse & Yolanda. He was a loving Nephew to Adrienne & Mrs. Pescke, Elizabeth Pescke, Laura Bush, Literacy Council of Fort Bend David, Daniel & Priscilla, DebCounty GED Tutor, Michael Schiff, Laura Schiff Jack, and Mr. Pescke bie & Lupe and Paul. He was also

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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

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loved by an abundance of cousins. Joseph was young and had a promising future as he was attending college to pursue a career in the medical field. He lost his battle against an unknown virus that was fiercely attacking his body. Services will be held at: Compean Funeral Home at 2102 Broadway Blvd., Houston, Tx 77012 Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7th from 6-9pm Funeral service will be Thursday, May 8th at 11am. Interment will follow in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetary. For those that would like to make a monetary donation to help with funeral expenses please send them to Joe Pena.

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Opal Cora Pierce was born on June 16, 1926 in Katy, Texas to William Aaron and Cora Bell Hestand Mosby. On June 16, 1971, she married Thomas George Pierce in Galveston, Texas. She was a lifelong Houston resident. Opal Cora Pierce passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the age of 87 years. She is survived by her children, James William Pierce and his wife Marilyn of Missouri City, and Kathleen Williams of Sugar Land; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a niece, Judy Mosby.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas George Pierce, on November 7, 1990; five sisters; and two brothers. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Katy Magnolia Cemetery, in Katy, with Rev. Jerry Thomas officiating. Condolences may be expressed at www.SchmidtFuneralHome. net. Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home 1508 East Avenue ~ Katy, Texas 77493 ~ (281) 391-2424.

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Darren Glynn-Civilian Contractor Staff Sgt. Jarrod Wayman-USMC Sgt. Simon Gutierrez-USMC Pvt. Marques Roberson-U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Seiter-U.S. Army Mike Carroll-1st Lieutenant, USMC Dan Carroll-1st Lieutenant, USMC Henry Blassingame-Contractor SPC Christopher Kimrey-U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon-USMC Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo-U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Fox-U.S. Army Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado-USMC Airman Oscar Mejorado II-USAF Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado-USN Capt. Richard Carrell-USAF Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams-USMC Business Showcase Sgt. Holly K. Williams - USMC Maj. William J. Stoesser-U.S. Army to host 9th Mini Airman Caleb J. Powell-USAF Cpl. Erick Tijerina-USMC Expo, May 12 LCDR James D. Shaw-U.S. Navy Attention small business TSgt. Daniel Vargas-USAF LCpl. Jeffrey B. Brock-USMC people and entrepreneurs, Business Showcase is presenting FC2 Penny McGaughy-U.S. Navy its 9th mini expo. Attendees will LCpl. Raymond Padilla-Jr., USMC enjoy visiting eye to eye with 42 LCpl. Robert Originales-Jr., USMC vendors presenting their services PFC Patrick Fege-U.S. Army Corporal Jonathon Ross-USMC and/or products on Monday, Capt. Clay Bland-U.S. Army May 12, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Capt. Hunter Bland-U.S. Army the T E Harman Center, 226 LCpl. Michael Gomez-USMC Matlege Way in Sugar Land. PFC Eli Harrington-USMC This event is free for LCpl. “Trey” L. Chapa III-USMC attendees and will include Lt. Col. Bentley Nettles-U.S. Army Cpl. Jose R. Zepeda-USMC refreshments and food Jerry Zepeda-Civilian Contractor tastings from 3 of our local FR Brad Lindsey-U.S. Navy restaurants. The evening will Capt. Chris Taylor-U.S. Army include door prizes as well. LCpl. Michael Pereira-USMC Vendors will be held to LCpl. Kevin Canada-USMC only 2 per profession so early SPC Donald McPaul-U.S. Army registration is recommended. SSgt. Percy Engineer-U.S. Army The Literacy Council of LCpl. Douglas R. Johnson-USMC Fort Bend is our non-profit Sgt. Jerome Estrada - USMC Partner and recipient of a SSgt. Joseph Crow-USAF portion of our vendor fees. DaNetra D. Pittman-Civilian Conractor Airman Shannon Fleming-U.S. Navy For more information call Bob at 713-598-5454 or Bob@ Corporal Jake Crocker-USMC Corporal Armando Olivares-USMC BusinessShowcase.net Corporal Jonathan McCoy-USMC

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Woman reportedly kidnapped in Sweetwater By LeaAnne Klentzman A young woman reported being abducted at gunpoint by a man needing a ride to an energy corridor oil company. Sugar Land Police are looking for the man who was reported to have kidnapped a young woman at gunpoint on April 28, 2014. The 21 year old female victim told police she saw a white man dressed in all black standing on the side of the road near the intersection of Palm Royale Boulevard and Commonwealth

Boulevard shortly before 11 pm, as she was driving home. Adolph said, “The woman remained stopped at the intersection to see if the man would cross the road. The man walked up to her car and looked inside her vehicle before walking to the front of the car, where he pointed a gun at her through the front windshield. She said the man then walked to the passenger side of her vehicle and attempted to enter, but the door was locked. He told her to open the door, and she complied.” Adolph went on to explain that

the victim told police, “The man said he needed a ride and provided directions to National Oilwell Varco, located at 5250 North Sketch of suspect in kidnapping case Sam Houston Parkway. She drove him there and when they arrived, he got out of her car and she believes he walked away. She told police she believes that her kidnapper left about 11:40 p.m.; the incident was reported to police at 1:19 a.m., said Adolph.

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Haenel did say that a handgun was recovered from inside the home but stopped short of were discovered inside the saying that it might have been home. The parents were dead. Yet, according to witnesses, both the murder weapon; tests are pending. No motive has been children were outside, and the publically announced for the deceased parents were inside shootings. the home. Both children were Early Tuesday morning airlifted to Hermann Memorial Haenel identified the female by two air ambulances. Both have had surgery and according murder victim as Nikhat Kamdar, 37, the male deceased to Haenel, both are in stable has been identified as Karim condition. FORT BEND, continued from page 1

Kamdar, 46, Nikhat’s husband and father to the two injured children. According to county and state records Ms. Nikhat Kamdar owned and operated a new daycare center in the 5000 block of Avenue I in Rosenberg; her husband, Karim Kamdar, owned and operated a convenience store in the 200 block of Lane Drive, just blocks away, also in Rosenberg.

The suspect was described as white, 17 to 22 years old, 5'7", and 130 pounds. He had long brown hair and was wearing a khaki backpack and black clothes, he was also wearing a black knit cap and black rubbery gloves, said Adolph. The victim said the man spoke with a "ghetto" Hispanic accent and appeared to dress in a "gothic" style said Adolph. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).

Haenel said, “No information has been learned that would suggest involvement from a third-party assailant in this case.” In short, the neighborhood can rest at ease because the incident began and ended inside that household. FBISD had grief counselors available at the children’s schools for as long as needed. The case remains under investigation.

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For some individuals, removing their shoes can be embarrassing because they suffer with foot odor. With over 250,000 sweat glands generating over a pint of sweat daily, unless there is an evaporation option, bacteria that live on the skin in that area will ingest the sweat and produce the “isovaleric acid” that causes foot odor. Another possible culprit is a fungus that causes a skin infection, commonly referred to as athlete’s foot. Poor hygiene and over-wearing shoes and socks may also result in foot odor. Washing with antifungal foot soap; applying antibacterial foot powder; and wearing clean socks and dry, breathable footwear daily can all help alleviate a foot odor issue. If you have foot odor, see your podiatrist. There is no reason to suffer and continue to experience foot odor. You will receive the highest quality medical care coupled with the personal attention you expect and deserve. Our approach is conservative, gentle, and caring at 3143 Hwy. 6 South, and we welcome your call for family foot care at 281-980-3668. We know that when your feet hurt, you hurt all over. And we want to help you feel better. Our goal is to educate each patient regarding their problem to their comfort level and begin a treatment program with the highest quality of care. HINT: Leather or mesh shoes are the best choices for individuals who have foot odor.

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the neighborhood. Mayor Jessup promised to keep everyone apprised of changing construction information on the City’s newly updated website at http://www. cityofmeadowsplace.org “It’s going to be a mess, but it will be better when it’s done.”

Great turnout to meet SMSD Superintendent lone finalist Later that evening, at the joint budget meeting, much discussion was given to raising teachers’ salaries in an effort to stay competitive with area districts. Several formulas are being considered and potential payroll numbers were presented for a 1% through 4% increase. The difficulty for SMSD, and most districts, is not having hard numbers yet. The

county appraisal districts (Harris and Fort Bend) preliminaries are based on last year’s analysis; however, many homeowners will challenge their appraisal, altering this amount. SMSD received 81% of last year’s initial tax figures. Another uncertain number concerns health insurance. An increase is expected due to rising costs, but these numbers won’t be final until June or July, so likely, teachers’ salaries will not be set until late

summer. Also discussed was the $2.2M surplus from the 2011 bond project. Items on the list are: New turf – $1.7M; Carpet replace and gym repair (Middle & Inter) – $435K; Generator $1.5M; 17 Acres walking trail - $1M; etc. Interim Superintendent Dr. Hooper proposed that new band uniforms be approved that night for an amount not to exceed $125K. It has been 10 years since the District has purchased these uniforms. The

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educator wrote in a letter to the "Star". "The academy itself, and the coordinating extracurricular entities it nourishes, are opportunities that offer students ways to differentiate their learning as well as providing all students a way of focusing their specific interests." Superintendent Charles Dupre said the district continues to look at the academy issue and will put together a study group that will provide community feedback.

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them include incumbent challenges. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at polling locations corresponding to the precinct number on a voter’s registration. A quick run down shows six cities and three area school districts with races in Fort Bend. Arcola has a contested race for mayor and two council positions sought by four candidates. Fulshear’s mayor is running unopposed and nine candidates are vying for three alderman positions, including three incumbents. Kendleton has a contested mayoral election and five uncontested council positions. Missouri City, too, has a contested mayor’s race, two council positions—one of them unopposed, and four bond propositions on that ballot. Richmond’s mayoral race is

contested and two commissioners posts up for election have seven candidates running—one of them an incumbent and another, a former county sheriff. Rosenberg is set for a special election this Saturday, too, with two propositions that have stirred immense interest in that community. School district races include Fort Bend ISD with 11 candidates running for board trustee positions, including two incumbents; the Stafford Municipal School District with two board positions and five candidates including an incumbent; and Katy ISD has three contested board positions on its ballot with seven candidates running for office. Other Fort Bend County races include candidates running for director’s offices in water utility and other districts. For a sample ballot and voting locations, visit fortbendcounty.gov

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to envision finer footwear and handbags or feel the need to hug a gator… the interim action is the same….gator’s gotta go! So…it was Gator Rodeo! Giving a whole new meaning to the mean streets of Mo City, huh?

This misguided reptile has escaped leather soles and a fancy clasp…he taken by the Game Warden to a nearby county to be released in the wild. Good thing he chose a music aficionado’s yard…or he could’a been bagged and tagged and headed off to Lucchese! Mail carriers beware!

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Still other parents are worried about the increasing competition at Clements, made worse, they say, by the GSA students and the reality of the "GPA game". One father told the BOT that students are feeling so much pressure that they are dropping out of extracurricular activities and becoming one-dimensional "bookworms". "We want our kids exposed to rigorous academic disciplines. My son's class rank would be 25 slots higher if the GSA kids weren't there. It matters in Texas when you are competing to get in to that top 10% to be able to go to state schools", said one parent. GSA Supporters

tell a different story. They say Clements has been a competitive school for 20 years and GSA students, just 15% of the school population, have had a minimal impact on class rankings. In addition, they say, there is no preferential treatment because all GSA courses are available to non-GSA students. "All students might not be able to take Japanese, German or Latin if the academy did not help support these programs", one

motion passed unanimously. At the end of the two hour meeting, Mayor Scarcella commended the Board on their selection of Dr. Bostic, saying he was “most impressed” with the “approaches he (Dr. Bostic) sees for the District.” Dr. Bostic was thankful “for the welcoming spirit that each and everyone has shown” and that he is “so excited about becoming a member of this community.”

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“All my listings are selling so fast, so many of these are under contract.”

BLOOMINGTON 4/2/2 • $139,900 UPDATED: NEW FLOOR IN DEN & KIT.

RIO DEL SOL 3/2/2 • $114,500

SCOTTSDALE 3/2/2 • $158,500

UPDATED! THIS HOME HAS IT ALL!!

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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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Absolutely breathtaking lakeview! Vacation while sitting on the large covered patio! Beautiful Trendmaker 5 bedroom/4.2/3 on a culdesac, and plenty of room for that pool! Grand entry, harwoods throughout downstairs. Island kitchen with beautiful granite and stainless appliances. Master with sitting area and fireplace. California closet! Plantation shutters throughout most of home! Large gameroom with ‘’hidden room’’Courtyard area,and poolbath! Wired for surround sound! Wine closet in dining! Walk to pool!! $620,000 (7603GP)

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)

GRAND LAKES

SHADOW CREEK RANCH

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Really nice one story on cul-de-sac street! Built by Trendmaker w/ Hardwoods in living, dining, & 4th bedroom/study. Granite countertops in kitchen. Large master bedroom. Master bath w/whirlpool & separate shower. His & her vanities w/spacious closets! Reverse osmosis for water in kitchen. Gas fireplace. Beautifully l&scaped, also w/ front porch! Walk to community pool & Exemplary elem. school! Easy access to Westpark Tollroad, as well as shopping! $269,900 (21822MP)

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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)

• TOP OFFICE PRODUCER 2012 • REMAX Life Time Achievement Award • President’s Club • Hall of Fame • over $10 million sold ANNUALLY from 2002-2012!

The 10th Annual Impact A Hero 5K Walk, Run and Wheel set for May 17-19 Impact A Hero Weekend gives the community an opportunity to join national celebrities in thanking our severely wounded servicemen and women for sacrificing their minds, bodies and sometime their lives. This is a three day event beginning May 17- May 19, and they anticipate more than 3,000 runners, including 50 wounded heroes and their families. The Kids' 1K Race will take place during the 5K Walk, Run and Wheel. Children will have fun running with the Texan's Toro! Afterwards live concert entertainment. Activities include the following: Impact A Hero 5K Walk, Run

and Wheel • 7:30 a.m. On Saturday, May 17 • Master of Ceremonies: KPRC Sports Director Randy McIlvoy • Honorary Chair: Houston Texans Coach Bill O'Brien • Cost per person: $25, Kids 1K (Age 10 and under) $12 • This is a family focused event. Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner • 5 p.m. On Sunday, May 18  • 50 yard line at Reliant Stadium • Master of Ceremonies: KPRC Sports Director Randy McIlvoy • Honorary Chairs: Cal and Hannah McNair, Vice Chairman

and COO of the Houston Texans • Standard Gala Ticket: $250  Impact A Hero Golf Challenge • 10 a.m. On Monday, May 19 at 10 a.m. • Champions Golf Club • Honorary Chairs: professional golfers Jackie Burke, Peter Jacobsen and Jay Haas • Individual Champions golf Houston Texans JJ Watt, Army Sgt. Rick Yarosh (Ret.), SSG Paul Shown are Professional golfer play: $1,250 Brondhaver, and KPRC's Sports Director Randy Mcllvoy will be at the Peter Jacobson and Army Sgt. Joey For more information please Gala at Reliant Stadium. Bozik. visit www.ImpactAHero.org Impact A Hero is a nonpartisan 501(c) (3) that provides immediate and ongoing emotional and financial support of our severely wounded post9/11 combat veterans and their families. 

Castle Fine Furniture We Have Your House Warming Gift

Reagan Scott wins Sugar Land Junior Superstar

Reagan Scott has been named the 2014 Sugar Land Junior Superstar. A 6th grade student, Reagan competed against the best singers in Fort Bend County; over 45 kids auditioned and 15 were selected to compete in the April 19 finale at Sugar Land Town Square. Reagan has been performing in front of large audiences since third grade, and is a veteran of Houston area productions. This spring she starred as Annie in Fort Bend Christian Academy’s middle school production of Annie, Jr., and last year she performed in Godspell, Jr. with Inspiration Stage. In the fall of 2013, she won the Fort Bend County Fair Youth Talent Competition. Later this month, Reagan will be singing the National Anthem at the City of Sugar Land's Memorial Day Ceremony in Sugar Land Memorial Park. Though she gets the normal

Reagan Scott captures title of Junior Superstar! ‘butterflies’ in her stomach right before she performs, once she is on stage, she feels completely at home! Tom McKinney of Tom McKinney Vocal Studios is certainly proud of his pupil, “Reagan Scott has been, and continues to be, one of the most talented, energetic, and disciplined students in my

studios. She has grown vocally in her range and power, as well as in her artistic musical interpretation. She is a poised and confident entertainer who knows how to relate to her audience and capture their attention. She definitely is ‘a talent to watch!’” In addition to singing and theater, Reagan plays guitar and writes songs, enjoys creative writing, swim team and spending time with her family. Reagan said, "I want to thank my parents, family, friends and Mr. and Mrs. McKinney [vocal coaches], Mr. Chris [Chris Chimene, Amp Music Academy, guitar teacher] and Ms. Melanie [Melanie Smith, performance coach and musical theater teacher, Dance du Coeur] for helping and supporting me. I've had a lot of fun this year and am so excited and honored to be representing Sugar Land as the 2014 Junior Superstar!"

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a time to REMEMBER 2014 FBISD and SMSD Graduates Relive the moments and order a high school graduation professional produced DVD of the 2014 Fort Bend Independent School District or Stafford Municipal School District.

Visit our website or give us a call to order your DVD, which will be shipped this month. You may still order other FBISD graduation DVDs for years as far back as 2003 at our archive cost. All prices include shipping and handling (to continental US).

...in the Fort Bend Home Showcase.

3 WAYS TO ORDER ONLINE : www.StarDigitalOrders.com MAIL : Information and Payment FAX : Information and Payment

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SIENNA - This home has it all!! 4 bedrooms –master down, 3 ½ baths, Formals, Study, Gameroom, Media, and POOL!! Beautiful Stone & Brick elevation. Huge island kitchen w/Granite counter, Stainless appliances. No back neighbors!! Over 3400 sq ft. $363,000 MLS# 15220734 (10530GG)

SIENNA - Lots of nice upgrades in this charming home. 4 bedroom – master down. Gameroom up. Formal dining. Covered front patio. Engineered wood flooring in dining, kitchen, breakfast. Corian counters. Roof replaced ’09. New A/C in ’13. No back neighbors!! $240,000 MLS # 53605824 (3027FO)

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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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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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Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

“All my listings are selling so fast, so many of these are under contract.”

BLOOMINGTON 4/2/2 • $139,900 UPDATED: NEW FLOOR IN DEN & KIT.

RIO DEL SOL 3/2/2 • $114,500

SCOTTSDALE 3/2/2 • $158,500

UPDATED! THIS HOME HAS IT ALL!!

GREAT OPEN FLOORPLAN

JOELLA 281-507-6810 281-491-1776 MULLIS

JOELLA@JOELLAMULLIS.COM

QUAIL VALLEY

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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FIRST COLONY LAKEFIELD

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)

LAKE OLYMPIA

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Absolutely breathtaking lakeview! Vacation while sitting on the large covered patio! Beautiful Trendmaker 5 bedroom/4.2/3 on a culdesac, and plenty of room for that pool! Grand entry, harwoods throughout downstairs. Island kitchen with beautiful granite and stainless appliances. Master with sitting area and fireplace. California closet! Plantation shutters throughout most of home! Large gameroom with ‘’hidden room’’Courtyard area,and poolbath! Wired for surround sound! Wine closet in dining! Walk to pool!! $620,000 (7603GP)

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)

GRAND LAKES

SHADOW CREEK RANCH

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MISSION BEND Southwest

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Really nice one story on cul-de-sac street! Built by Trendmaker w/ Hardwoods in living, dining, & 4th bedroom/study. Granite countertops in kitchen. Large master bedroom. Master bath w/whirlpool & separate shower. His & her vanities w/spacious closets! Reverse osmosis for water in kitchen. Gas fireplace. Beautifully l&scaped, also w/ front porch! Walk to community pool & Exemplary elem. school! Easy access to Westpark Tollroad, as well as shopping! $269,900 (21822MP)

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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)

• TOP OFFICE PRODUCER 2012 • REMAX Life Time Achievement Award • President’s Club • Hall of Fame • over $10 million sold ANNUALLY from 2002-2012!

The 10th Annual Impact A Hero 5K Walk, Run and Wheel set for May 17-19 Impact A Hero Weekend gives the community an opportunity to join national celebrities in thanking our severely wounded servicemen and women for sacrificing their minds, bodies and sometime their lives. This is a three day event beginning May 17- May 19, and they anticipate more than 3,000 runners, including 50 wounded heroes and their families. The Kids' 1K Race will take place during the 5K Walk, Run and Wheel. Children will have fun running with the Texan's Toro! Afterwards live concert entertainment. Activities include the following: Impact A Hero 5K Walk, Run

and Wheel • 7:30 a.m. On Saturday, May 17 • Master of Ceremonies: KPRC Sports Director Randy McIlvoy • Honorary Chair: Houston Texans Coach Bill O'Brien • Cost per person: $25, Kids 1K (Age 10 and under) $12 • This is a family focused event. Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner • 5 p.m. On Sunday, May 18  • 50 yard line at Reliant Stadium • Master of Ceremonies: KPRC Sports Director Randy McIlvoy • Honorary Chairs: Cal and Hannah McNair, Vice Chairman

and COO of the Houston Texans • Standard Gala Ticket: $250  Impact A Hero Golf Challenge • 10 a.m. On Monday, May 19 at 10 a.m. • Champions Golf Club • Honorary Chairs: professional golfers Jackie Burke, Peter Jacobsen and Jay Haas • Individual Champions golf Houston Texans JJ Watt, Army Sgt. Rick Yarosh (Ret.), SSG Paul Shown are Professional golfer play: $1,250 Brondhaver, and KPRC's Sports Director Randy Mcllvoy will be at the Peter Jacobson and Army Sgt. Joey For more information please Gala at Reliant Stadium. Bozik. visit www.ImpactAHero.org Impact A Hero is a nonpartisan 501(c) (3) that provides immediate and ongoing emotional and financial support of our severely wounded post9/11 combat veterans and their families. 

Castle Fine Furniture We Have Your House Warming Gift

Reagan Scott wins Sugar Land Junior Superstar

Reagan Scott has been named the 2014 Sugar Land Junior Superstar. A 6th grade student, Reagan competed against the best singers in Fort Bend County; over 45 kids auditioned and 15 were selected to compete in the April 19 finale at Sugar Land Town Square. Reagan has been performing in front of large audiences since third grade, and is a veteran of Houston area productions. This spring she starred as Annie in Fort Bend Christian Academy’s middle school production of Annie, Jr., and last year she performed in Godspell, Jr. with Inspiration Stage. In the fall of 2013, she won the Fort Bend County Fair Youth Talent Competition. Later this month, Reagan will be singing the National Anthem at the City of Sugar Land's Memorial Day Ceremony in Sugar Land Memorial Park. Though she gets the normal

Reagan Scott captures title of Junior Superstar! ‘butterflies’ in her stomach right before she performs, once she is on stage, she feels completely at home! Tom McKinney of Tom McKinney Vocal Studios is certainly proud of his pupil, “Reagan Scott has been, and continues to be, one of the most talented, energetic, and disciplined students in my

studios. She has grown vocally in her range and power, as well as in her artistic musical interpretation. She is a poised and confident entertainer who knows how to relate to her audience and capture their attention. She definitely is ‘a talent to watch!’” In addition to singing and theater, Reagan plays guitar and writes songs, enjoys creative writing, swim team and spending time with her family. Reagan said, "I want to thank my parents, family, friends and Mr. and Mrs. McKinney [vocal coaches], Mr. Chris [Chris Chimene, Amp Music Academy, guitar teacher] and Ms. Melanie [Melanie Smith, performance coach and musical theater teacher, Dance du Coeur] for helping and supporting me. I've had a lot of fun this year and am so excited and honored to be representing Sugar Land as the 2014 Junior Superstar!"

25% OFF ENTIRE INVENTORY*

*Buy, sell or lease a home from one of the Fort Bend Star Real Estate Agencies, Builders or Real Estate Agents and Castle Fine Furniture will give you a special House Warming Gift. Call Sam Refael at Castle Fine Furniture for details 713-972-1633 3911 Fondren, Houston, Texas 77063

List your home for sale with a LOCAL real estate agent...

a time to REMEMBER 2014 FBISD and SMSD Graduates Relive the moments and order a high school graduation professional produced DVD of the 2014 Fort Bend Independent School District or Stafford Municipal School District.

Visit our website or give us a call to order your DVD, which will be shipped this month. You may still order other FBISD graduation DVDs for years as far back as 2003 at our archive cost. All prices include shipping and handling (to continental US).

...in the Fort Bend Home Showcase.

3 WAYS TO ORDER ONLINE : www.StarDigitalOrders.com MAIL : Information and Payment FAX : Information and Payment

www.starvideoproductions.com

STAR Digital

STUDIOS

4655 Techniplex Drive, Suite 600 Stafford, TX 77477

281-690-4280

281.690.4200

4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 • Stafford, TX 77477

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Sugar Land resident celebrating Local 10 & Under swimmers 10 years of cancer survival breaks team record at State Meet The Texas Cancer Registry expects Texas women to be diagnosed with more than 55,000 cases of cancer in 2014. Many of these women will be already moms, and many may hope to be moms soon. For cancer survivors like Kendra Stratton, simply being there every night to tuck your kid into bed can be blessing. For longtime Sugar Land resident Kendra, this mother’s day is especially meaningful. It’s not because this is her first – she has a five-year old girl and a 10-month-old boy – or because she is sharing motherhood for the first time

with her twin sister. This year, she is celebrating her 10 year anniversary of cancer survival with two precious kids.  As a newlywed, Kendra was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2003. Soon after her completion of chemo and radiation therapies at Texas Oncology – Sugar Land, her husband Nelson was diagnosed with colon cancer. Even under these challenging circumstances, Kendra never lost her hope or confidence in becoming a mom one day under the care of Dr. Vivek Kavadi. Celebrating her 10th anniversary means

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Twenty-four First Colony Swim Team (FCST) athletes recently traveled to San Antonio for the annual short course Texas Age Group Swimming (TAGS) Championship. This is a meet held at the end of each swim season, with many time standards faster than the national AAA time for each event. For qualifiers, this provides appropriate and challenging competition on a regional level. FCST finished in an impressive 15th place, with the majority of the TAGS roster comprised of swimmers ages 12 &U. The Boys 10 & Under Team Record Breaking relay finished 2nd in the state 10 & Under swimmers pictured left to right are: Jordan Dorado, Jeff with a time of 4:16:33. Cochran, Hayden Bellotti, and Mitchell Imrie.

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Missouri City, Oyster Creek Manor to begin Walking Club May 8 Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, Missouri City will be hosting a bi-weekly Walking Club in partnership with Oyster Creek Manor. Residents interested in the outdoor walks with City Staff will meet at Oyster Creek Manor and walk through scenic areas such as

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 102 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY, THE SAME BEING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE, BY GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO AMIT GOVIN AND THE PARTNERS OF EVERWOOD HOSPITALITY TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A FIVE STORY HOTEL ON A 2.2 ACRE TRACT OF LAND ON FOUNTAIN DRIVE BEING ALL OF UNRESTRICTED RESERVE “H-C”, BLOCK ONE OF THE FOUNTAINS SECTION ONE, SECOND REPLAT OF UNRESTRICTED RESERVE “H” FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT No. 20070220 OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT RECORDS, BEING IN THE THOMAS J. NICHOLS SURVEY, ABSTRACT No. 296, CITY OF STAFFORD, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY IN ZONING DISTRICT MIXED USE-1, AND FURTHER IDENTIFIED AS BEING LOCATED ON FOUNTAIN LAKE DRIVE

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Spirit of Freedom Women to host Catherine Engelbrecht Friday, May 9 The Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club will host conservative activist, Catherine Engelbrecht, who will talk about the organizations she helped start as well as her personal testimony of what she is currently experiencing under the current Administration. The meeting will take place Friday, May 9, at Sugar Creek Baptist Church LYF Center at 13444 SW Freeway, Sugar Land, Tx (opposite side of freeway from the Main Campus) from 11 am to 1 pm. The lunch and meeting are courtesy of Gary Gates and Ray Aguilar with Classic Chevrolet. Reservations are required by Wednesday, May 7. Please specify if you plan to eat or just attend. To RSVP contact  President Debbie Fancher at info@spiritoffreedomwomen.com  or call or text at 281-543-3195.   Catherine Engelbrecht was born in Richmond, Texas. She is president of a high-preci-

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sion oilfield machine shop started in 1994 by her and her husband, Bryan. In 2009 she started Catherine Engelbrecht King Street Patriots to support and defend American exceptionalism, Constitutional governance, and civic duty. From King Street Patriots came the True the Vote initiative, a citizen led effort to restore honor and integrity to our electoral system. True the Vote educates voters, researches the veracity of voter registries, trains and mobilizes volunteers to work in polling places, and advocates for comprehensive election code reform legislation. For upcoming meetings or more information about the club check SFRW’s website www.spiritoffreedomwomen. com or email Debbie Fancher at info@spiritoffreedomwomen.com.

The Peidra's backyard is among the lovely gardens on the tour.

"The Inspiring Yards of East New Territory" is the theme for this year's Sugar Land Garden Club 15th Annual Spring Garden Tour. On Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date May 17, 9-3) the public is invited to tour seven amazing gardens in the New Territory subdivision. This is a perfect Mother's Day gift! You will be inspired when you see the Piedra's backyard. After family vacations to Big Bend National Park, Claudia, an artist, got inspired to bring her artistic talents to her home & garden and transformed her yard to the southwest flavor with rocks, succulents, cactus & color. him from other athletes.” Today, their garden brings back The State Golf Championship memories of the wonderful will be held at the Onion times they had experienced Creek Club in Austin.

Hard work and dedication earns Travis golfer a spot at championship game Brett Currie, a sophomore and two-year letterman on the Travis High School Golf Team, is headed to the 5A UIL State Golf Championship. He qualified for state after finishing 6th at the Region III Championship games last week. At the District 23-5A Championship games, Brett placed third. “Brett is a very dedicated athlete who devotes countless of hours and hard work to his game,” said Travis High School Boys Golf Coach Michael Pike. “In my opinion, it’s not how good of a ball striker, short game artist, or putter Brett is, it’s his ability to maintain focus and composure throughout a 6-hour, 18-hole round of golf that makes him successful. That’s what separates

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with their children and of the love of the southwest. On the day of the tour, purchase tickets at any of the seven gardens for $15. Take 90A west and left at Ellis Creek and follow the signs. The gardens on the tour are 1106 Braelinn Ln., 1723 Solana Springs Dr., 1934 Hollys Way, 2 Stone Terrace, 6315 Goodlowe Park, 6139 Edenbrook Dr. and 5603 Cottonmist Court. Or for advanced tickets call 281.242.1773, Cheryl Swanson, Tour Chairman.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to Carson Companies to allow the development of a light industrial facility. The property is located within the City in Zoning District Primary Corridor, and further identified as being approximately 11.95 acres out of Unrestricted Reserves “A-2” and “B” of Estates at Promenade North located between Highway 90A and Promenade Boulevard with frontage on Promenade Boulevard. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OF ADDITIONAL OUT-OF-DISTRICT MEETING PLACE To the residents and taxpayers of Sienna Plantation Municipal Utility District No. 1 (the  “District”), and to all the persons interested in the meetings of the Board of Directors of such District:

All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard.

Notice is hereby given that the District’s Board of Directors, at a meeting held April 24, 2014, established an additional meeting place outside the boundaries of the District at the offices of The Muller Law Group, PLLC, 16555 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. Said meeting place is hereby declared to be a public place and open to the public. All residents and taxpayers of the District and all other interested persons are hereby invited to attend any meetings of the Board of Directors at such location.

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Bird Hike at Seabourne Creek Nature Park Conducted by Coastal Prarie Chapter – Texas Master Natualist. This will be the last one until fall. Hike held Wed., May 7, 8-10 a.m., Seabourne Creek Park, Hwy. 36, Rosenberg. Meet in the parking lot. Binoculars & appropriate clothing recommended. Free & open to the public. 281-633-7033 for more info. HCC Meet & Greet Houston Community College Southwest, 5866 Sienna Springs Way, Missouri City, invites you to this Meet & Greet as they take the opportunity to meet with the community and hear from local businesses, on Wed., May 7, 6-7:30 p.m. For more information 713-718-7761.

THURSDAY, MAY 8

Visitors Day announced by Network Club Want to grow your business exponentially? You are cordially invited to the annual Visitors Day meeting of the Fort Bend Business Network International Chapter at Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd, Sugar Land, Thursday, May 8, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Please email any inquiries to jeanne@jeannegregory.com. This is a great business opportunity! 4th Annual Water Gala As One Foundation invites you to the 4th Annual Water Gala Thursday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., Sterling McCall Lexus, 10074 Southwest Freeway, Houston. Dining, dress business casual, live & silent auctions, Beverage & wine, complimentary valet parking. Ticket $50 per person. RSVP by May 1, www. AsOneFoundation.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 10

Sugar Land Garden Club Spring Garden Tour The Sugar Land Garden Club will host their spring garden tour on Saturday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The tour will showcase gardens of the East New Territory Subdivision, Sugar Land, TX. More information including a list of homes on the tour and a map will be available soon at: http:// sugarlandgardenclub.org.

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TUESDAY, MAY 13

“Justice for All” luncheon Fort Bend Lawyers Care is hosting this luncheon Tuesday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Keynote speaker will be Jim McIngvale. For sponsorship & tickets, call 281-239-0015, or Tasha@FortBendLawyersCare.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 15

Career Employment Fair HCC Southwest invites you to a college & community event Thurs., May 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., HCC Missouri City Campus, 5855 Sienna Springs Way, Missouri City. State Representative Ron Reynolds to attend.

munity, 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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SUNDAY, MAY 18

Chocolate Walk Central Fort Bend Chamber, and sponsor State Farm – Janice Vyoral, invites you to stroll historic downtown Rosenberg and receive a free chocolate at 24 participating shops, Sunday, May 18, noon – 5pm. Spring photo booth offering free digital image courtesy of BAC Photography & Design. For more info 281-342-5464. Hibiscus Show & Sale Sunday, May 18, the Lone Star Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will hold a “Hibiscus Show & Sale” at Knights of Columbus, 702 Burney Rd.,Sugar Land,1-4 pm. Over 250 varieties of different exotic hibiscus plants, as well as, many common varieties, for sale. Contact Marti Graves (281-756-0965) for more information or questions.

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Kirk Rich in recital Kirk Rich in Recital at New Hope Lutheran Church, Sunday, May 25, 2014 – 3:00 p.m., 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public.

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Aces for Austin Austin High School tennis fundraiser will be held Sat., May 31, start time 9 a.m. Check in at New Territory Tennis Courts, 6200 Walker School Road, Sugar Land. Some matches at Austin HS, Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land. Entry fee $25. Must be entering HS fall 2014 & older. For more info Shaun.Moore@fortbend.k12.tx.us or TennisCowgirl@Windstream.net. Deadline to enter is Friday, May 9.

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 com-

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Another program highlight at the luncheon was the well received video produced by Star Digital Studios about the work of the Tonya Lewis led Rainbow Room and its role in the Fort Bend community.

Awards were also presented to notable community individuals like Carolyn Traylor and Dr. Shannon Orsak and groups behind the scenes ensuring the continuation of services provided by

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the Rainbow Room. And a recent event in the Fort Bend community just this past Saturday was the Oyster Creek Rotary Club’s annual fish and crawfish fundraiser. It was held at the Stafford

Centre and it turned out many community supporters, also contributing to the hard work of this civic service organization.

Joanne King Herring a hit at Rainbow Room’s annual award luncheon Raising awareness of the Fort Bend Rainbow Room that helps abused and neglected children and adults, this year’s 13th annual Flo Burkman luncheon at the Sweetwater Country Club brings out what Fort Benders find so remarkable in people… fighting for what’s right. This type of effort, exemplified by the work of the Rainbow Room, so appropriately pairs Joanne King Herring with it. King Herring, the featured speaker is from down the street, so to speak, from Houston, where she’s been a TV anchor with her own show. To her added credit, Julia Roberts was cast in the movie Charlie Wilson’s War as King Herring herself. The movie is based on a true to life event, a covert operation against the former Soviet Union and King Herring is the international socialite

and global political activist. Introduced by Rosenberg Mayor Vincent Morales, who emceed, King Herring, shared some of the highlights of her life relating to the significant history making event. “The Afghans fought the war,” she said, and, “there wasn’t one American in it.” She said that’s when she learned “the importance of helping these countries that are willing to help themselves, help them at the village level.” Also of the 1980’s era occurrence, she said about the villagers, “arm them, give them the resources they need, almost like what you’re doing with the Rainbow Room; help these people help themselves.” These were inspiring words by Herring King about giving people the courage to move towards improving their lives.

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