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Territory neighborhood as law As the teen struggled to enforcement and emergency breathe, she gave the 911 medical personnel responded to a operator information about the shooting call. shooting and directions on how The 911 call for help was made to reach she and her little brother By LeaAnne Klentzman DR. SURYA RAGUTHU ACE Pain Management & Physical Therapy Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 6pm • Saturday 8am - 12pm 1235 LAKE POINTE PARKWAY, SUITE 103 • SUGAR LAND, TX 77478 832-532-0050 • WWW.ACEPAIN.COM Fort Bend’s most in-depth news coverage • Check our website Volume XXXVI • No. 37 To schedule appointment, call: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10th Annual Impact A Hero 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 Bruce Albright FBISD Pos. 4 Candidate Kris Allfrey FBISD Pos. 5 Candidate 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 Great turnout to meet SMSD Superintendent lone finalist Big turnout for the 34th Annual Crawfish Festival and Fish Fry 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 GENERAL ELECTION, continued on page 5 DUMB LURKING, continued on page 5 SOUTHWEST #1 SELLING OFFICE IN FORT BEND COUNTY Outstanding Agents • Outstanding Results Each Office Independently Owned & Operated Where Sellers and Buyers Come Together Since 1986 • 281-491-1776

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