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Sugar Land Superstar Competition Begins
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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FBISD postpones building new elementary school in Aliana "I've been hearing from the community that re-zoning has In an about-face from been done hastily and without a their year-long plan to build plan," Dupre said. "Stakeholders Elementary School #46 in the do not want any more money Aliana subdivision, the Fort Bend spent until we are using the ISD Board of Trustees voted June facilities we have." 10 to postpone construction. Trustee Susan Hohnbaum New Fort Bend ISD expressed concerns about the Superintendent Charles Dupre 1,100 students at Oakland urged board members and Elementary. Elementary #46 the community to support the would have helped alleviate construction delay so the district overcrowding at Oakland when it could create a long range reopened in August 2014. zoning plan that better utilizes Dupre vowed to work with existing facilities. Oakland's principal to bring By Betsy Dolan
in additional administrators or portable classrooms to help with the overcrowding situation. Postponing construction would allow the district to develop a 5-7 year re-zoning plan that would give parents information about when new schools would open, how neighborhoods would be affected and hopefully minimize the number of moves students would have to make, Dupre said. The district is currently conducting a facility needs FBISD, on page 8
Signs of I-69 in Fort Bend City has disagreement over County more than placards A crowd of nearly 2,000 gathered at round one of Sugar Land Town Square’s 2013 Superstar competition. The next round of competition is July 13, and the finale is on August 10. See related article page 8.
zoning last tract of land in Stafford's Primary Corridor By Karen Daniels
Setting up Stafford's zoning ordinance took the Planning & Zoning Committee and City Council four years to establish, spanning 2007 to 2011. A discussion to amend Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinance from Primary Corridor to Single Family Residence was on the agenda at last week's P&Z
Whether it may eventually become known as Route 69, Interstate 69 in Fort Bend County is on the top burner with meeting. The 9.865 tract of land The Promenade subdivision is two segments in the making. is in the Promenade subdivision, located south of Highway 90A, “As we continue to grow, and according to Stafford's City beyond the driving range, and mobility initiatives such as Engineer, Charles Russell, it is west of FM 1092. None of the I-69 will remain a top priority, not the last tract of land, but "one land being considered borders the said Jeff Wiley, Greater Fort of the last big tracts left of the frontage roads of 90A or 1092. Bend Economic Development very few in Stafford...south of the Committee President, Auturo Council President and CEO railroad tracks." Jackson, opened the public An extension of property is hearing for residents to voice I-69, on page 8 being made to add 35 lots to the their opinions. All five that spoke already 18 lots zoned, and plat ZONING, on page 12 the 53 new homes at one time. Ford beats incumbent
Marshall in Missouri City run-off election
Katy woman exonerated by 1st court of appeals By LeaAnne Klentzman
A neighborhood dispute culminated in a conviction for a Katy woman in less than 30 minutes back in 2011, however, in May the 1st Court of Appeals reversed and acquitted her. On December 16, 2011 Fort
1-800 HITMAN By LeaAnne Klentzman
So, mad at an old boyfriend? Here’s the ticket…Umm hum, send out a CRIMINAL hit squad, that’ll OF THE WEEK teach him. Yep, recently a north Fort Bend County teen got mad at her X so she called him… They are coming to get you!! And they did, well they showed up anyway, but the teen “hit-men” couldn’t find the X since he had taken cover
HITMAN, continued on page 12
By Elsa Maxey
Bend County District Attorney John Healey’s office announced the conviction of “Elisa Merrill Wilson by a jury of her peers after a four-day trial. After 30 minutes of deliberation, the jury found 58 year-old Elisa Wilson of Katy guilty of tormenting and threatening her neighbors between 2009 and 2010,” said a spokesman for Healey’s Office. At the time prosecutors said that Elisa Merrill Wilson, her family, and two other families, became friends after moving
Department arrived on the scene they took over the CPR attempts and Fort Bend County EMS medevac’d the teen to Memorial Hermann Hospital – Katy; where he was pronounced deceased at about 5:15 p.m. that afternoon. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, Dustin Kruthaupt, 19, was a lifeguard at the Rosewood Center pool. Haenel said witnesses told
Yolanda Ford was elected to the Missouri City District A council position on Saturday, June 15, in a run-off election against incumbent Bobby Marshall. Unofficial election results show Ford won with 59.45 percent of the vote to Marshall's 40.55 percent. Yolanda Ford "The campaign went well and I am overwhelmed by the support that my community afforded me during this race," Ford said. "District-A had more people to cast a vote during this local election then in any other local election in the history of District-A." The run-off election was necessary because none of the candidates in the three person District A race--Ford, Marshall or Rodney Griffin--received 50% of the vote during the May 11 general election. Councilmembers Don Smith, Robin Elackatt and Floyd Emery were re-elected in the May election.
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into the posh Kelliwood Terrace neighborhood in 2009. As time progressed, issues arose between the Wilsons and another family hurling the neighborhood into turmoil as other neighbors ended up choosing sides in the dispute. Peace bond hearings were set, harassment allegations were leveled. Things between neighbors got so bad that complaints went to Child Protective KATY, on page 8
Tragedy strikes an unlikely victim By LeaAnne Klentzman
Teen lifeguard drowns at pool while working. Saturday afternoon just minutes after 4 pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call to the Rosewood Recreation Center in the 26400 block of Cinco Terrace Drive after lifeguards and residents had to pull one of their own from the pool and administer CPR. When Fulshear Fire
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This I-69 road sign is more visible in Fort Bend County and along other portions of U.S. 59 heading towards this area. Some read “Future I-69,” while others are expressly road designations, like the one alongside the highway’s feeder roads in Sugar Land. With construction about to begin on two segments of the NAFTA corridor in Fort Bend and continuing in other areas, the 20-year effort is on its way to becoming a reality.
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Rosenberg man robbed at gunpoint By LeaAnne Klentzman
Rosenberg Police Lieutenant Brain Baker said on Sunday afternoon a man was removing his pressure washer from the back of his truck at an apartment complex located at 1136 Radio Lane when he was approached by another man who threatened him with a pistol then took his pressure washer. Baker said the suspect put the looted property in a Ford Bring
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I missed Father’s Day.... But that’s okay. I miss my father today and every day. My father was a long, tall, laconic Texas rancher, who until the day he died at 84, still ducked to get through any door, accustomed as he was to houses with smaller doors that were hard to get his 6’7” through. When my only brother and I were young children, we were expected to help out on the ranch. Well, I don’t know if we were expected to help out or it was just cheap babysitting-rounding up the cattle for branding the next day, rounding up cattle for selling the next day, or simply rounding up cattle to move to a different pasture which had more grass (maybe). That was when my father’s prankster side came out as he would shout “ Stampede! Ride for your lives!” My brother and I would never think about looking back and take off running
like rustlers were after us. Of course this would stir up the cows and they would run behind us until we got to our destination. My father would take us to any entertainment that might be available within driving distance of the ranch. There wasn’t anything real close by although I do remember driving to San Angelo to see a live Gene Autry show. I was about seven years old and allowed to take a friend from school. My father ended up having to get up in the middle of the night and driving her home when she became homesick and crying. Another great source of entertainment was the movie house in the neighboring town. I don’t know if you remember it but back in those days the movie theaters issued a one-page ad for coming attractions. It was printed on heavier, colorful paper. My brother and I (and secretly
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my father) went over the page and encircled each Gene Autry movie. (We hated Roy Rogers! Probably because Daddy did!) Then we would make sure to accompany my mother when she went to that town and did the laundry (we didn’t have enough water to do laundry on the ranch.) Now that I think about it I realize my father was probably faking his interest in movies so he wouldn’t have to go grocery shopping or laundry. He also took us hunting for squirrels and rabbits. At the time I didn’t know we were just too poor to buy meat. So there was a short time during the dust bowl of the 40s and 50s when we ate fried chicken every night that were really squirrels and rabbits, oh, and ducks. In the summer we invariably went on a driving vacation. We would go to New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming––Western states––and camp. Most of the time our camping gear was all carried in our car as we had one of those humpbacks Chevys made in the 30s. My parents would take out the backseat, stow all our camping gear in a couple of wooden Army trunks, and sat us on top of that. We would check into a motel, (called a “tourist court” then) when we started getting really gamey, where we could take a shower there. But in the camp site at night, my father would entertain us and the other campers with his rope tricks. He was truly the epitome of the long, tall Texan, and I thought he was wonderful! B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar. com. Follow Bev on Twitter. Search for BevsBurner.
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Fort Bend ISD’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools Division honors Community Partners Fort Bend ISD’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools staff extended a heartfelt show of appreciation to the dedicated men and women who partner with the District to provide muchneeded services and resources to students and staff. Their annual appreciation reception gave the staff the opportunity to officially thank and recognize community partners for their ongoing commitment and dedication to students and staff throughout the school year. The reception also allowed the honored guests to speak about their roles and experiences in the educational process and the many services and resources they provide to help implement student programs. The community partners in attendance represented such groups as the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Missouri City Police Department, UnitedHealthcare, Student Health Advisory Council, Lifetouch, Tobacco Free Fort Bend Coalition, Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, and
Officer Evett Kelly, City of Missouri City Police Department; Stephanie Kellam, UnitedHealthcare Student Wellness Coordinator; Patsy Bennett, Lead Nurse; Mary Kiernan, FBISD Substance Abuse Specialist; and Corporal Roger Barton, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. FBISD’s Athletic Department. Welcoming guests to the occasion were Dr. Bob Conlon, Director of Student Support Services; and Annette Henderson, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Facilitator. They both commended the partners on the valuable services they provide. Dr. Conlon also shared results of the High Hope Schools Gallup
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Stafford MSD new Board of Trustees divided on facility rental fees By Karen Daniels
At last week's school board meeting two agenda items concerning the summer youth programs and facility rental fees caused a 4 to 3 split in favor of, but not without some heated conversations on the
matter. The District, after previously being asked by the Board to come up with ways to create revenue, proposed that the participation fees charged to youth programs for nonStafford residents/students be increased from $15 per season to $30. Football, cheerleading,
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track and basketball will be effected. The increase is recommended due to the cost of maintaining the facilities. The second agenda item which sparked extended discussion was over the revision to charge or waive rental fees for these programs. It was stated that SMSD's estimated loss of income was $175,000 from student groups not paying according to the Board approved fee schedule. Dr. Hindt explained that if 70% of SMSD students participate in the programs, a number that
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El Dorado Bridge Grand Opening will be held Wednesday, June 19, 6 p.m. City residents, elected officials and bridge contractors will celebrate the completion of three bridge projects, which now further enhance mobility for pedestrians, bikers, motorists and golfers. Those attending the celebration is asked to park in the lot of the City Centre at Quail Valley; 2880 La Quinta Dr. Walk up El Dorado Boulevard to the bridge; signs will be posted. The El Dorado Bridge over Stafford Run, located at Quail Valley Golf Course, was completely reconstructed and the new platform features planter boxes, decorative lighting and pavers, providing
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4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Contemporary Worship Service: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:15am Traditional Worship Service: 11:15am www.southminpres.org
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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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
SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Scripture of the week
“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth”—1 John 3:18
The “BHBusiness Program was designed to assist mental health recovery organizations in the development of strategic business models to address the shortfall of behavioral health care starting January 1, 2014. Recovery is Possible specializes in mental health education for persons with mental illness. Recovery Is Possible
currently offers services in peer support, crisis assistance and private case management. Donna Kocurek, President and Founder of Recovery Is Possible, lives in Fort Bend County and has 30 years of personal lived experience with mental illness. “I believe every man, woman and child has the right to a productive
and successful treatment plan. Simple medication rotation and lack of sincerity, or knowledge in providing hope to the person living with the illness has become an unacceptable practice. Hope is the foundation, education is the tool, and guidance is the key to the future. Recovery is Possible is honored to have been selected.”
a smooth golf cart ride for putters and a scenic walkway for residents and visitors. And, a few miles away, contractors installed a hike/bike trail under the Cartwright Bridge at Oyster Creek to connect Phase 1 of Oyster Creek trail to Phase 2. The enhancement will provide a direct link for citizens and visitors exercising and enjoying the natural scenery of the area. As part of the El Dorado Bridge overhaul, a temporary golf cart bridge was moved and installed to permanently replace the aging bridge between holes 1 and 2 on the El Dorado golf course.
Shown is the newly completed El Dorado Bridge in Quail Valley.
Skeeters pitcher to join Los Angeles’ Triple A Salt Lake City Club The Sugar Land Skeeters announced that Skeeters pitcher Dustin Richardson has signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization and will join its Triple A Salt Lake City club. The announcement was made by Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti and Director of Operations Michael Kirk. Richardson, 29, made six appearances with the Skeeters this season, including one start. He posted no record and a 1.04 ERA (1ER/8.2IP), recording five strikeouts. In 2012, the left-hander went 1-0 with a 3.77 ERA (13ER/31IP)
for Sugar Land, fanning 31 batters over 17 appearances (two starts). Over eight career minor league seasons, the Kansas native is 30-22 with a 3.99 ERA (219ER/493.2IP) and 537 strikeouts in 211 games (53 starts). Selected by the Red Sox in the fifth round of the June 2006 Draft out of Texas Tech University, Richardson spent parts of two seasons in the big leagues with Boston (2009-10). During his Major League stints, he maintained a 3.31 ERA (6ER/16.1IP) with no record over a combined
29 relief appearances. Richardson is now the fifth member of Sugar Land’s 2013 club and 15th overall to be signed by a Major League organization. Richardson’s signing also marks the 18th overall Skeeters player to move from the Atlantic League to another professional baseball league since Opening Day 2012.
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in our community" after the City of Stafford paid for permanent lights on Scanlin field. Last year the Cobra's only reached 58%, but they are on their way to achieving 70% this year, however, she says that track and basketball will not reach this figure. "No other district charges the full rental fee. We want to keep the kids safe and keep them healthy." Ms. Jean-Baptiste would like the Board of Trustees to reconsider this decision and put it back on the next available school board meeting's agenda.
Missouri City's El Dorado Bridge grand opening celebration tonight
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is established and wait for their recommendations. Virginia Rosas voiced her desire for Stafford kids not to pay at all. According to Jacqueline JeanBaptiste, Executive Director of the Fort Bend Youth Football League and a volunteer with the Cobra Football League, the 70% participation rule is only in the Cobra's bylaws, not in track's or basketball's, so she doesn't feel they should have to adhere to this rule. She further explained that, "This bylaw was self imposed to protect the kids
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is in the Cobra bylaws, rental fees will be waived. He said, "I have a problem when only 40 to 50 percent of Stafford students participate and use the facilities" and the District pays for kids from other areas to use the fields. Board member Etienne Zak explained that the 70% number won't work because there aren't enough Stafford students to field all of the teams when there is so much competition with other youth organizations. Rodney Butler wanted this decision to be voted on after a committee
FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711 2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am
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The Conservative Voice By Barbara J. Carlson Let’s Demand a Pathway “Into the Shadows”
First, God bless our fathers this past weekend who have been our positive role models and who have tirelessly taught us the gift of being an American. For us who no longer can celebrate with our beloved fathers, our mentors, we dearly miss you. Due to the overwhelming response to last week’s column, let’s continue with: “Are you really a Liberal?”
We are being derailed from our debt crisis to the “sudden value” of passing an unconscionable amnesty. Our borders will not be secure, 11M “in the shadows” will morph to 40M, Americans will be punished with job loss because Obamacare won’t apply to amnestied beneficiaries and crimes will disappear. After passage, the Liberal “humanitarian” will demand
their offering to your table and entertain you in the process. Comments: Folks, there a lot of restaurants around Fort Bend, but this is truly one to get excited about! Great food, a fun and lively place, and the price is very reasonable for this concept. Come hungry, because you’re gonna’ want to try everything. Located where the old Kona Grill was, this place is ideally located, reasonably priced, the food and service is great on all levels, and it was quite entertaining.
RESTAURANT REVIEW By Denise Monroe
Tucano’s Brazilian Grill salad bar (buffet style) 16535 Southwest Frwy Sugar Land, TX Cuisine: Brazilian Meats & elaborate salad bar Price Range: $21.95 dinner and all day Saturdays, $14.99 lunch Hours: Mon. thru Thurs. 11am to 10pm Fri. & Sat. 11am to 11pm Closed Sundays. Menu: Quite an elaborate
the right to vote, racial profiling slurs will continue, Social Security “back pay” will be demanded and waivers for documentation/past-due taxes will be awarded. Will the “undocumented and unafraid parades” cease? Will our flag be honored, hung right side up and fly higher than any foreign flag? The bully wins. While the Liberal claims racial profiling when stopped/ chased, voting or before admission to a WH tour, the law applies only to the rest of us. Now we’re being bamboozled the illegal refusing to learn English will be deported. What litmus test will be applied? The Liberal shouts, “Don’t you dare tell me how many kids I can have!” while demanding we subsidize them.
with every kind of salad you could imagine plus hot soups, hot side dishes such as cheesy mashed potatoes, fried bananas, breads, quail eggs, mozzarella balls, and the list goes on. Skewers of flavored meats such as beef, pork chicken, and Overall Rating: 5 stars. shrimp/scallops are cooked If you have a favorite recipe over an open flame and served you would like to share, please Churrasco style, paraded by submit to denise@fortbendstar. meat servers eager to present com for consideration.
Reader frustrated over the red light cameras issue Dear Editor,
looks a lot like reallocation or redistribution of wealth to me. I would like to state The final statement I my disappointment and found interesting was Mayor frustration in reading of the Thompson’s quote that there City Council’s decision to is no statistical proof that invalidate the citizen petition there are more accidents at to ban red light cameras in red lights since the cameras Sugar Land. It is regrettable have been added. To me that when the will of the people means there is hence, no becomes secondary to statistical proof that accidents technicalities and the egos have been reduced since the of elected representatives lights were added. If there and city employees. is such proof the Mayor and Instead, a task force is being Council should present them. I don’t know if anyone has formed to study the issue. I find that amusing. This policy taken a poll, but I can’t but has already been put in place and a sufficient percentage of the citizens of Sugar Land have signed a petition to put this policy to a vote. It seems Dear Bev, like odd timing for a task force to study the issue. I have been a faithful reader of The thing that struck me your column for nearly 18 years the most in the news accounts and I was heartbroken when I were the statements by Mayor read your column on May 22. Thompson and City Manager PLEASE don't stop writing about Bogard. The first statement those political rascals...your was that the police department editorials are funny and spot on. supports this program. That is It is such a wonderful joy to well and good, but we live in see the "Star" in my driveway a democracy and not a police state. I would think public opinion would be equal to, or outweigh police desires in making our public policies. The second statement was by Mayor Thompson, “people think there are hundreds of thousands of dollars of fines. By Karen Daniels That is not true.” One of the newspaper articles I read said On Wednesday, July 3 that Sugar Land collected and Thursday, July 4th, the $791,175 in fines from the City of Stafford's annual twored lights last year. If that day festivities will be held number is accurate then to me to commemorate America's that is hundreds of thousands Declaration of Independence. of dollars. If the argument The parade, carnival, live is Sugar Land gets only a music and dancing will be held small part of these fines and at the Stafford Center's field therefore money is not the #2, beginning at 7:00pm. issue, I would say that is a lot This year's selection of parade of money going somewhere. It marshals are Jimmy and Sadie
believe the whole Council has not taken a hit in their approval ratings over this action and issue. I think it would behoove them to somehow come up with a way to have this initiative approved and put on the November ballot. I also believe that if they are really concerned about traffic safety in Sugar Land, then texting and driving should be their focus. But that is a debate for another day. Randy Ursery Sugar Land, Texas
Say it ain't so - says reader and I always open to your piece first. If you can't do the research from home, then yes by all means, just keep writing!! Any story you tell will be a welcome joy in this household. God bless you for keeping this moderate's heart hopeful in Fort Bend, Renee
Two day celebration
Stafford prepares for 38th Annual Freedom Rings Williams. Jimmy Williams is a past president of the FBWCID#2 and his wife Sadie is a retired SMSD secretary and member of the Stafford Historical Society. On July 4th, the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra will play patriotic music at the Stafford Centre at 7:00pm. The evening will conclude with fireworks lighting up Stafford's night sky at 9:00pm. As usual, everyone is invited and all of the events are free.
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When will “Valedictorian” or “Summa Cum Laude” be stripped from the highest achievers because of Liberals’ concocted “political correctness”? Conservatism and America’s foundation stand firmly joined, embracing personal responsibility/ accountability, opportunity, hard work and success. Why does the Liberal’s choler fetter the windfall from this? Graham, McCain and Rubio, before passing this catastrophic amnesty and selling us out—again, add some good-ole Washington pork like: First secure our borders; ascribe to the healthcare boiling pot you’re throwing us into; deny your lifetime retirement; demand Americans’ taxes are negated for two decades; erase court dockets for first- and secondtime Americans; grant a free pass in equal ratios to our ancestral homeland applicants; substantiate this scam’s real costs; permanently forbid voting privileges; attest that this is your final “debate”; and track down the overstayed VISA offenders. You’ve had no difficulty finding us, taxing us and monitoring us...then let’s revisit this unctuous fatuity. This pathway “out of our mythical shadows” is a paltry perfidy. For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ FortBendBusinessJournal.com.
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HALL Louise Hall, 86, of Easterly, Texas passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Bryan, Texas. She was born on December 27, 1926 in Itasca, Texas to Cyrus and Vera Nay Christopher Stephenson. She was a 1944 graduate of Sugarland High School and received her nursing degree from the Memorial Hospital. She married Wayburn Hall on August 13, 1949. She was a registered nurse for sixty-seven years. She also worked for Ft. Bend I.S.D. as a School Nurse and Coordinator of Health Services for 27 years before her retirement at the age of 62. She had been a resident of Easterly for the past 18 years previously living in Sugarland. She was a member of the Franklin Church of Christ, Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #311, Franklin, Texas as well as in Sugarland, Texas The Retired Teachers Association and The Lambda Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Ft. Bend. She was also a member of the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father; T.M. Kerley, grandson; Tyler
Chadwick Hall, sisters; Nalaine Senior, Walterine Farrell and Johnnie Guajardo. She is survived by Husband – Wayburn Jacquain Hall, Sr. of Easterly. Sons and Daughters-in-law – Matthew Gene Hall and wife Betsy of Sugarland Mitchell Dean Hall and wife Claudia of The Colony Wayburn Jacquain “Jack” Hall, Jr. and wife Linda of Richmond Edwin McNeil Hall and wife Tammy of Atascocita, 9 Grandchildren – Marshall Hall, Callie Marie Tidwell, Kim Mallory, Elliott Hall, Elisabeth Alonzi, Michael Hall, Joey Hall, Mason Hall and Haley Hall, 3 Great Grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. with a service following at 6:00 P.M. at McCauley Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, Texas. Al Jolly will officiate. Burial will be on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Davis-Greenlawn 3900 B F Terry Blvd Rosenberg, Texas. Donations may be made to Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #311, Franklin, Texas, Franklin Church of Christ or to the Lambda Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Ft. Bend.
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HIGHTOWER DOROTHY ANGELINA POLLARD HIGHTOWER, or DOT, as most people call her was born on December 6, 1917, in Bishop, Texas, to John Howard and Amanda Lula Pollard. She was one of eleven children who grew up a country girl in Alice, Texas with a family who stressed education, honesty, fairness, loyalty, hospitality, helping others, and involvement and respect of their community and relationship with God. Dot was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 13, 2013. Dot graduated from Alice High School in 1938 and from Texas A&I in Kingsville in 1941 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education after working her way through college as a telephone operator. She met the love of her life, L.V. Dugan Hightower at Texas A&I College. She was a beautiful , reserved country girl from Alice , Texas, and he was a gregarious football star from East Texas.. They married in 1937 and were married for 55 years until his death in 1992. They taught together in Alice, Livingston, Dayton and Hull Daisetta , until they settled in Sugar Land in 1953.. Dugan told her that Sugar Land looked like a wonderful town to raise their children. They settled on the Hill in Sugar Land with their two daughters, Scotty and Tuta. They were always involved in their girl’s activities at school and with their friends. They loved their family and the extended family they had grown to know and care for so deeply. They were active members of the First Baptist Church of Sugar Land where they taught Sunday School. Dot participated in Vacation Bible School, served meals and provided service with her talents in sewing and decorating . She helped start the Iglesia Bautista Mission in Sugar Land, teaching children and adults in Spanish on Sunday morning at the Mission. Dot joined Sugar Creek Baptist Church in 1993 with her daughter, Scotty and Bob Bass and children, and was a faithful member until her death in 2013, enjoying the teaching of Pastor Mark Hartman. She also attended Merry Ministries Bible Study led by Mary Willis every Wednesday morning for the last 10 years of her life. Dot received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Houston in 1952. She taught school for 37 years and retired from teaching in 1980 from Lakeview Elementary in FBISD, along with her husband, L.V. (Dugan) Hightower from Sugar Land Middle School. She then opened her home on the Hill at 123 Fourth Street in Sugar Land for ten more years to tutor students. She always stressed the impor-
tance of doing your Best and believing in yourself in order to succeed. She was an Encourager to all and was always the best advocate for her family, friends and students. Dot was a wonderful friend, counselor, listener, and advice giver. She and Dugan welcomed many people into their home throughout their years in Sugar Land where they provided meals, support , and a place to camp out. Dot always wanted to give you a little extra something to keep in your pocket just in case you needed it. Dot offered strength to those hurting and in need and gave many a reason to get up and get going and enjoy the joy that God promises for our lives. During her 53 years in Sugar Land, Dot has been active in the schools, the district and the community. She served on various committees and always provided her support and energy to candidates for the school board and local county offices. She has supported the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation project in the renovation of Lakeview Auditorium. Dot received the BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS FROM THE SUGAR LAND EXCHANGE CLUB IN 2006. DOT HAS INSPIRED AND INFLUENCED BOYS AND GIRLS, MEN AND WOMEN THROUGHOUT HER LIFE BY MODELING A LIFE OF FAITH, DIGNITY, KINDNESS, HONESTY, CARING AND FRIENDSHIP . SHE WAS A POSITIVE , CHEERFUL LADY, WHO COULD MAKE YOU LAUGH WHEN YOU WANT TO CRY, KEEP GOING WHEN YOU WANT TO QUIT, AND SEE HOPE IN ALL SITUATIONS. SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU WITH AN OPEN HEART AND UNDERSTANDING EAR TO LISTEN. SHE MAY NOT ALWAYS HAVE TOLD YOU WHAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR, BUT SHE WOULD TELL YOU WHAT SHE BELIEVES IS RIGHT. THANK YOU DOT HIGHTOWER FOR TOUCHING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND HELPING TO CHANGE LIVES…WE LOVE YOU
Dot was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, L.V.(Dugan) Hightower; daughter, Neva (Tuta) Hightower; granddaughter, Bronwyn Van Slyke; great -granddaughter, Jade; her four brothers, J.C., Howard, Dee and Bill; and six sisters, Wynn, Neva, Kaki, Betty, Jimmy and Florence. Dot enjoyed a long and blessed life with her friends, family , grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter and son-in –law, Scotty and Bob Bass; grandchildren, Jennifer and Trey Barker, Marshall and Beth Durrett, Jay and Jamie Durrett, Buck and Courtney Bass, Ashley Allen and Caitlyn Van Slyke; and her great -grandchildren, Kalyn, Carson, Connor, and Kendall Barker, Maddi, Allison and Lock Durrett, Brody and Braden Durrett, and Bryton and Beckett Bass; as well as nieces, nephews, and extended family members. The family wishes to extend their utmost heartfelt thanks to Dot’s caretakers Alicia, Bee and Diane, and to Dr. David Rothschild and Dr. Mark Schnee for years of comfort and care for Dot. We appreciate the friends and family members who have loved, visited and prayed for Dot and the support of our Sugar Creek Baptist Church family and staff and Merry Ministries Bible Study . Friends are invited to a visitation with the family from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, June 23, 2013, at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land (Williams Trace Exit). Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 24, 2013, at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 13333 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, with Pastor Mark Hartman, officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM, at Cleveland City Cemetery, in Cleveland, Texas. Serving as pallbearers are Bo Harrison, Gene Arnold, Jim Arnold, Jay Arnold, Allen Hightower, Richard Hightower. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Bass, Marshall Durrett, Jay Durrett, Buck Bass, Dr. Trey Barker, Carson Barker, Connor Barker, Lock Durrett, Brody Durrett, Braden Durrett, Bryton Bass. For those desiring, donations in Dot’s memory may be made to the Children’s Ministry or to the Second Mile Ministry at Sugar Creek Baptist Church.
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RICHMOND • Nicely updated 1 story on large fenced lot in desirable Country Club Estates. Granite in all baths & kitchen. Tile and laminate wood floors, 2 masters. Shows beautifully & ready for move-in. You will not be disappointed. Don’t miss this one! A lovely home & good floor plan. $163,800. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.
SIENNA PLANTATION • lovely, warm, inviting stone elevation, Trendmaker family home! Pergola, firepit & play equipment in backyard on oversized lot. Luxurious kitchen with granite countertops, maple cabinets, stainless appliances, tile backsplash. 3 Car garage & porte-cochere, 2 fireplaces. Huge rooms including study, gameroom & media room which could be 5th bdrm as it is plumbed for a 4th bath. Even a secret room! Fabulous house! You will love it! $419,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.
SIENNA PLANTATION • gorgeous custom Tommy Bailey Home on one of the most magnificant cul -de-sac lots in sienna. Golf course, trees, water view! Incredible views from all windows. Entry with sweeping wrought iron custom designed staircase, open floor plan. 2nd bedroom down could be craft room, has full bath. Home theatre, butlers pantry w/wine fridge. Huge extra storage room upstairs. So many amenities! Perfect for entertaining. $1,100,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.
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GREATWOOD • Gorgeous Emerald home-Energy Star Certified in 2003! Grand 2 story entry with lots of natural light. Windows overlook beautiful landscaped yard. Special upgrades include wood floor in den, dbl crown moulding in kitchen & master bath, Kitchen Aid appl, tiled showers, (2)14 seer AC units, HEPA filtration system, water purification in kitchen. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, large gameroom, media room, & 2 spacious baths. Original owners, Immaculately maintained! $280,000 CALL KRISTI AT 281-221-4980
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Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, plus study, 1 story Perry home in Lakes of Savannah. Big den with fireplace attached to kitchen with breakfast bar & din-in area plus separate dining room. Lots of tile, Corian counters, huge master & closet, bath with jetted tub & separate shower. High ceilings & fans. Close to the pool, pocket parks, but quiet suburban setting! $153,500, over 2100 sf per builder.(5812WK)
Custom Perry over 5300 sf. Hardwoods, tile with granite inlay, gourmet custom island kitchen, lighting, master wing with retreat & exercise room,3 car gated auto court, media room, gameroom, 2-story entry & family room,covered patio, across from golf course, close to water park & Club, new freeway access, oversized lot, ready to sell, home warranty. $485,000. (9106ST)
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CREEKMONT • This immaculate PERRY home is stunning and must be seen. Energy efficient, open floor plan, high ceilings, arches, 2 inch blinds, 42 inch cabinets, wet bar area. Mannington hardwood floors in the living room and in the office/study. Builtin entertainment center w/remote control fire place. Over sized backyard with sprinkler system. This is property is a must see. Upgrades are top notch and can NOT be matched. $179,000 (4422KM)
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12104 WILLOW BROOK LN. Southern Trails 4/2.5/2: David Weekly home on oversized lot. Kitchen includes granite & SS appl. Sharon Kaye $267,900
3803 HUNTERS GATE COURT Riverstone 4/3.5/2: Stone & brick home on culde-sac lot. Gourmet kitchen w/ granite & SS appl. Carrie Lam $345,000
3022 WOOD STORK LANE Sienna Plantation 5/4.5/3: Corner lot home w/stone & brick elevation. Gourmet kitchen w/ maple cabinets Nell Osborn $490,000
4906 EAST COLUMBARY Villages of Town Center 3/2/2: Beautiful one story home on oversized lot. Fireplace, patio, breakfast bar & more. Mike Martin $119,500
13804 COVE LANDING LN. Savannah Cove 4/2/2: Waterfront lot with amazing view from back patio. 1 story, energy efficient home. Debbie Ashley $199,900
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WATERBROOK WEST - Near Sienna – 1.25 Acre lot. Cleared lot backing up to wooded area. Corner lot in acreage subdivision. Already fenced on 2 sides and has culvert and drive installed. $110,000. MLS # 93906446 (0RA)
QUAIL VALLEY - 2/2.5 Cottage home, short walk from Quail Valley City Centre/golf course. Updated/ remodeled w/ Granite kit. counters & SS appls., wood-laminate floor thru-out living areas & master. All bathrooms updated w. new cabinetry, counters, sinks, lighting, etc. Master bath completely remodeled - you’ll love the big tiled shower!! $139,000 (3011QV)
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Great Perry built home on cul-de-sac.5 bedroom,plus gameroom and study! 3 car garage! Fresh interior paint,granite in large island kitchen with many replaced fixtures and gas cooktop! Wood in living and dining! Large master suite down, with beautiful tile in bath-whirlpool and separate shower! HUGE closet! Fabulous gameroom up,room for pool table and much more! Four large bedrooms with two full baths up! Large study. Golf course community within walking distance to school, park, and GREAT pools! $384,900 (1627FR)
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One story on large corner lot! 2013-NEW 30yr.roof! Kitchen updated w/granite. Tankless water heater for endless hot showers! Bright, open floor plan w/high ceilings! 4th bedroom is also accessible from master, can serve as great study or nursery! Ceramic tile throughout and berber carpet in bedrooms make keeping clean a breeze. Master features large walk-in closet. New AC evap. coil is compatible w/current refrigerants and can handle 14-18 seer! Large backyard, double gate & storage shed. $169,900 (6503ST)
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GORGEOUS! Custom home in gated, golfcourse community! Has all the custom touches! Built 08’-Fabulous rock fireplace! Custom frame around int. doors really accent the higher ceilings! Large kitchen with granite opens to living area with beautiful built-ins! Lucious upgraded lam. wood floors.Upgraded fixtures throughout. Master with separate shower and whirlpool. Large gameroom upstairs-Spacious walk in floored attic. Guest bedrooms have 2 closets-Beautiful yard with sprinkler and French drains. Katy schools! $239,900 (1210SP)
Gorgeous custom built home with unbelievable backyard paradise! High ceilings with lots of natural light in this sought after, natural lake community! Wood floors throughout much of downstairs. Plantation shutters, art niches, butler pantry, and LOTS of storage! Rounded, glass breakfast room! Two staircases, with dramatic entrance! Study with built-ins. Oversized garage with workshop-Portecochere-Descending steps from your covered patio into your newly re-surfaced pool-raised hot tub-very private backyard! $349,900 (2510PE)
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Martha Turner Properties announces another ground-breaking inner loop development Heritage Texas Properties is pleased to announce Thomasina Colbert-Noll has joined their Fort Bend Office, located at 14100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 245,
in Sugar Land. Prior to her career in residential real estate. Thomasina was an Administration Manager for the City of Houston, working in public service
for over 10 years managing special projects, developing memorandums of agreements and negotiating contracts. A very diverse, culturally
inclined, and spirited individual, who is also well traveled with an international background, she is particularly adept in assisting relocation clients.
Pre-participation physicals and health expo
Avoiding sports injuries can help young athletes stay in the game Sports participation offers a host of benefits for children, including weight management, social skill development and team-building skills. But there are downsides as well. Every year, millions of young athletes end up in the emergency room or doctor’s office with a sports-related injury. From sprains and strains to shin splints and Little League elbow, a variety of conditions can bring sports participation to a halt. Acute injuries occur suddenly, often after a collision or other trauma. Examples include sprains, fractures, torn ligaments, eye injuries, concussions and spinal cord injuries. Contact sports such as football or basketball may spring to mind but baseball players may also suffer acute injuries from high-speed balls, mid-field collisions and improper sliding. Overuse injuries occur when repetitive actions put too much stress on bones and muscles. Inadequate warm-up; increased duration, intensity or frequency of activity; improper technique or equipment; and playing the
Thomasina holds an MBA in International Business, a BA in Business Administration and an AA in Fashion Marketing. Calling Sienna Plantation home,
Thomasina is very active in her community and enjoys supporting and cheering on her two children, daughter Kennedy and son Parker, in all there vast activities.
Walk with Pride now accepting applications
Registration is now open for children of families wanting to take part in the Walk with Pride Shoe Program. Each child who is eligible will be invited to a participating Payless Shoe store location to pick out a new pair of shoes on August 18th. Deadline for applications is August 2, 2013. To determine eligibility, this information must be provided: Identification on parent(s) D. Dean Dominy, III, M.D.; Kenneth M. Renney, M.D.; Jeffrey B. Wood, M.D.; Eddie T. Matsu, M.D.; - Must show proof of Fort Mark W. Maffet, M.D.; Timothy C. Sitter, M.D.; Vincent C. Phan, M.D.; Carl A. Hicks, M.D.; Christopher Bend County residency: K. Smith, M.D.; David A. Braunreiter, M.D.; Ray R. Valdez, M.D. and Anthony J. Muffoletto, M.D. • I.D. Card or Driver's License AND Social Security Card Proof of income same sport year-round can all larger chronic problems. The Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. • Current pay stubs (last 4 contribute to an overuse injury. solution may be as simple as The clinic is open to Middle if paid weekly, last 2 if paid Reinjury can happen if a taking a break from the activity and High School students. bi-weekly or twice a mo., (ex. 1st child returns to a sport before or modifying a technique. There will also be a sports & 15th); Current Award letter(s), he or she has properly healed The first step and perhaps medicine physician on-site for i.e. TANF, Social Security, VA from an injury. Letting the the most important to prepare a EKG and cardiac screenings Pension, SSI, Retirement, current body fully recover from an young athlete for participation if indicated during exam. Child Support statement or injury is essential. Otherwise and to prevent injury is an The cost is only $20 printout, Workers Compensation; you’re placing extra stress annual student physical. cash. Be sure to also Unemployment benefit on the injury and forcing On August 3, Methodist bring the UIL Physician statement;. If unemployed, the body to compensate for Center for Sports Medicine Evaluation form which can proof of registration with the weakness, which can Sugar Land will host Prebe printed off our website, Texas Worksource and Four lead to another injury. Participation Physicals and MethodistOrthopedics.com/ Quarter Earnings Statement Diagnosing and treating Health Expo from 9 a.m. - 1 sl_StudentPhysicals. Please or school enrollment. overuse injuries quickly can p.m. at Wheeler Field House, RSVP to AthleticTrainer@ help ensure they don’t turn into 16403 Lexington Blvd, tmhs.org or 281-340-6420.
For more than 20 years, Fort Bend County Social Services has hosted the “Walk with Pride Shoe Program” in collaboration with various contributors including charitable organizations, private businesses, and individuals in the community. Each year before school begins, children of low income families can register to receive a free pair of shoes from select Payless Shoe stores. Each eligible child receives one-onone attention from a volunteer throughout the shoe selection process, and leaves with a new pair of shoes they can be proud of on the first day of school. Last year 1,100 children received a new pair of shoes. While the agency would like to help every child in need, the number of children it can help depends on the amount of funding received. Donations are being accepted at this time until August 7, 2013. For more information contact Anna Gonzales, Director of Social Services at 281-238-3506.
Dulles Vikings Baseball Team scores big with stellar season The Dulles High School (DHS) Vikings baseball team provided much excitement for their team, parents, fans and school as they continued to advance in the playoffs, eventually earning a spot at the 5A State Championship game on Saturday, June 8, in Round Rock at Dell Stadium. While they ultimately lost the championship game to The Woodlands High School in a hard-fought battle, the DHS Vikings ended their season with an impressive record of 32 wins and only 8 losses. “The coaching staff is proud of this team for their great season,” said head baseball coach Clinton Welch. “The players worked hard and made many sacrifices along the way.
On behalf of the team, we also want to acknowledge and thank the fans who continuously energized this team with their support.” Following the game, the team participated in a graduation ceremony on the field for the 14 senior team members who were missing their school’s graduation ceremony being held that day. Grayle James, Board of Trustees Assistant Secretary, was there to present the players with their diplomas. Varsity team members include: Dallas Johnson, Preston Clarke, Josh Austin, Caden Williams, Matt McGee, Cameron Calhoun, Jesse Ramirez, Darryn Sheppard, Zack Belski, Eric Johnson, Brian Harvey, Nick Hernandez, Alex Merchant, Kishan Patel,
2013 Dulles Vikings Varsity Baseball Team Coleman Butler, Jaylen Hubbard, Dakota Mills, John Alvarez and Dillon Dinges. The coaching staff
includes head coach Clinton Welch, Larry Cernoch and Mike Dutka, as well trainer Thomas Phillips.
Shown top row are: Commissioner Richard Morrison, Commissioner Grady Prestage, Judge Robert E. Hebert. Commissioner W.A. Meyers, Commissioner James D. Patterson, Middle: Samuel Cole, Kayleigh Blonder, Solomon Cole, Earl White III, Bottom: Camryn Castro, Briana Spikes, Briana Gonzales, and Zachary Gonzales.
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Ford beats incumbent Marshall in Missouri City run-off election FORD continued from page 1
The win means Ford is the first woman to serve on the Missouri City City Council since Cynthia Lenton-Gary resigned her council seat in 2011 in order to launch a failed mayoral bid against 16-year incumbent, Allen Owen. Eunice Reiter represented District A from 1994 until she retired in 2009 when Marshall was elected to the position. “I will bring diverse, proactive, engaging, educated and experienced representation to an all male council,” Ford said. “I want my community to know I am ready to work with them to grow and build a better community that will improve the quality of life for everyone.” Ford has been a resident of Missouri City for 35 years. Her professional experience includes more than 14 years of working in community development, urban planning,
architecture, construction, government contract management and city policy for municipalities and nonprofit entities. She has a master of architecture degree and she is currently a land development specialist for a local nonprofit where she focuses on land acquisition, construction management and government contract procurement. During the campaign, Ford was outspoken about the need to focus on growing all areas of Missouri City--especially along Highway 90A and for Missouri City’s city council to be more visible and transparent. “I am very passionate about listening and finding solutions to the concerns of my constituents. Repeatedly, I was told by residents of District-A that they didn’t feel like they had a voice or representation that adequately addressed their issues,” Ford said. Ford will be sworn in at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1.
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First round of semifinalists named in 2013 Sugar Land Superstar competition Sugar Land Town Square recently hosted the first round of its 8th annual Sugar Land Superstar competition, spotlighting local talent in Fort Bend County. Eleven contestants competed, and the judges named Darcy Campbell, Sant DeLeon, Carman Hammond and Brittany Villamil the first
four semifinalists in this year’s competition. These semifinalists will join the next group of semifinalists to be named in July to compete at the 2013 Sugar Land Superstar finale on Saturday, August 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. The winner will receive a prize package with items from Sugar Land Town Square retailers
and restaurants, and will have the opportunity to sing at future Town Square events. The contestants were voted on by a panel of local, celebrity judges, including Tony Bracy, record representative at Capital Records; Sarah Golden, folk singer/songwriter and former contestant on NBC’s The
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assessment and will seek extensive public input on that as well as the long range re-zoning plan. Bumpy road for Elementary #46 The past year has been rocky for the district regarding Elementary School #46. A complaint filed a year ago by Sugar Land resident Nancy Dunham, accused Trustee Bruce Albright of violating the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA). Albright was accused of making a motion to include a vote on the new elementary school without adequate public notice prior to the meeting. On June 11, 2012, the BOT was discussing four re-zoning proposals by the Building
Utilization Committee, The BUC proposals had originally included the August 2014 opening date of Elementary School #46 but the new school was not included in the June 11 agenda. When Board President Jim Rice asked for a motion to approve the four re-zoning proposals, Albright made a motion to amend the plan to include the opening date of Elementary School #46. The amended measure passed 4-3. Even though Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey declined to pursue the TOMA complaint, Fort Bend ISD decided to negate the June 2012 vote. The district put the proposed re-zoning and opening of elementary school No. 46 as two separate items on the August 13, 2012 agenda. The August
vote on Elementary School #46 was unanimous. Parents vent on Facebook Fort Bend ISD parents who support a long rage re-zoning plan and parents who are upset that Elementary School #46 will not open next August, have been venting on the FBISD Concerns Facebook page. "If FBISD considers the way to deal with overcrowding is stuffing kids into portable classrooms, feeding them lunch at 9 in the morning or bussing kids all over town, we won't be considered competition for long to neighboring districts," one parent wrote. After some parents complained on Facebook that they had bought homes in Aliana because of the promise of a new school,
another parent wrote, "It is not the responsibility of the taxpayers to provide amenities to a planned development. We should build schools based on need." In recent days, Trustee Bruce Albright has formed a Facebook page called Fort Bend ISD Real Deal to counter some of the views expressed on the FBISD Concerns page. In particular, Albright has been sparring with parent Kris Allfrey who has criticized Albright's amended vote on Elementary School #46 last June and his support of the iAchieve initiative. The board's next meeting is July 8. Some parents on the FBISD Concerns page are hoping to push for an expanded re-zoning plan to include middle schools and high schools.
Signs of I-69 in Fort Bend County more than placards Commissioner Patterson said “the Alliance for I-69 Texas, a coalition of cities, counties, port authorities in a press release about the and community leaders, and its NAFTA corridor that starts in member Mayors and County three areas of the state’s southern leaders, has been crucial to Fort tip at and near the Rio Grande Bend County being able to spur running through a portion of Fort growth with I-69.” Bend County. I-69, generally Nicknamed the NAFTA following U.S. 59, will enter Fort Bend near Kendleton and continue Superhighway, I-69 is intended its path north bound crossing into to help trade with Canada and Mexico spurred by the North Harris County. American Free Trade Agreement, “Our County prioritizes hence the name NAFTA. I-69 is mobility projects, and it shows,” considered a strategic corridor to said Commissioner James the state’s $1.4 trillion economy Patterson, Fort Bend County, and it is expected to provide jobs Precinct 4, also commending and growth adding to the total the Texas Department of Transportation for expanding U.S. assessed value of the state due to a tie-in with international trade. 59 west of the Grand Parkway. I-69, continued from page 1
Also, it could attract businesses that may want to move products within the state and to other parts of the nation. Due to its proximity to seaports, I-69 is further being seen as a vital artery for exporting Texas products, and with Fort Bend so close to seaports, this may continue the developing business trend here. Reportedly, a total of 186 miles of Texas freeways have been converted to I-69 and its connectors in the past two years. Locally, construction for two segments of the new I-69 in Fort Bend County will soon go to bid, specifically Spur 10 to FM 762 in the fourth quarter of this year; and FM 762 to SH 99 will have
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Skeeters extended lead to 2 ½ games with 5-3 win On Monday the Skeeters began a seven-game road trip, with the first of four against the Bridgeport Bluefish that began with a 5-3 game one win. The Skeeters jumped in front first, getting two runs in the second on a Kevin Rios double and added another run
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Mayor Leonard Scarcella spoke to the committee and were in support of the addition he does not see the "value" of homes to the Promenade from additional homes. There subdivision. Carl Stephens, are no city property taxes in owner of Westin Homes (and Stafford and the difference one of the five), reminded the between Primary Corridor and committee that this land has SFR would effect Stafford's been vacant since 1969. John bottom line. "For the City to Rose, past City Councilmember relinquish prime real estate is and current Stafford business taking a major step down the owner, said that "all the wrong path," the Mayor said. residents he's spoken to are "The City has invested over in favor of the change to SFR 100 million to enhance and improve the area. We did not because it brings more value do this to entice homebuilders." to Stafford." Residents also mentioned that SMSD would The counter-point made by benefit from the homes, and homebuilder Stevens was that that currently, there are "enough commercial businesses would vacant commercial buildings not open in the subdivision in Stafford" to handle new because of limited visibility businesses. and access from the major highways. The committee vote was 4 to 2 against, and the FORT BEND was denied. There is DRIVING SCHOOL request another chance for Promenade's Serving the students of subdivision at Wednesday's Fort Bend for over 25 years (6/19) Stafford City Council FortBendDrivingSchool.com meeting. ZONING, continued from page 1
at his parent’s house waiting for the po-po to arrive. From X’s sequestered vantage point he could give responding deputies a play by play of his intended attacker’s behavior. Eventually the sheriff’s cavalry arrived out on Bronco Road only to learn ....it was stupid teen antics. Yep, that was after the posse was all over the area and that Hummer fleeing the scene. According to authorities, this case resulted in no action because it was domestic violence and no prosecution was desired. Really? Cops blow up the roads across Fort Bend County on a murder for hire call from a terrified victim; risking the lives of the officers, the traveling public, and taxpayer’s equipment, only to say… never mind its stupid kid stuff. Heck we’ll give ya’ Stupid Kid Stuff alright – how about some consequences for these punks? They’re all over 18. Next time this princess and her hooligans pull a stunt like this someone might really get hurt. Terrorism and threats are still domestic violence – X or not.
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Three Scouts received their Eagle award on Memorial Day On Memorial Day, May 27, Grant Kunnemann, Chris Herzog, and Ryan Bullard of Troop 1631 received their Eagle award, in a Court of Honor attended by family and friends. The invocation was given by Ryan’s aunt, Colonel Jeanne Arnold of the United States Army. These young men, recent Clements graduates, began their scouting journey in 2001 as cub scouts in Pack 1882 at Commonwealth Elementary. Their path to Eagle involved numerous camping nights, merit badges, high adventure treks such as Northern Tier, Philmont, and Sea Base, leadership activities, and numerous volunteer hours. As part of the Eagle requirement, each boy was required to complete an Eagle project:
Chris led a group of scouts and friends to build a five structure agility course in the Sugar Land Memorial Dog Park. He also constructed a bat habitat near the Brazos River. Grant led a group of scouts and volunteers in Grant, Chris, and Ryan received their the renovation of Eagle award on Memorial Day. the playground at First Colony Christian painting of tables for CASA Church. This included (Court Appointed Special repairing and staining the Advocate Association). playground equipment, In the Fall, these young adding a fence and gate, men will attend the following and building two benches. universities: Chris-Texas Ryan’s project involved A&M University; Grant-Texas the construction of a glider Tech University; Ryan-The bench and the repairing and University of Texas at Austin.
Sugar Land Infrastructure Update with City Manager Allen Bogard The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host Sugar Land Infrastructure Update on Thursday, June 27, with City Manager Allen Bogard. The breakfast will be held at The Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, from 7:30 – 9:00 AM. The presenting sponsorship has generously been provided by Republic Services and event is underwritten by Aviles Engineering, Inc. Bogard has been with the City of Sugar Land for over 18 years and has served as city manager since 2001. Since becoming city manager in Sugar Land, his leadership as the organization works to implement the city council’s vision for Sugar Land has contributed to the
deputies that Kruthaupt was swimming laps in the pool and reportedly attempted to swim the length of the pool underwater. “Lifeguards saw him surface and he began floating and they (lifeguards) immediately dragged him out of the pool and began conducting CPR,” said Haenel. Haenel said that no foul play was expected, however an autopsy was ordered. According to social media, Dustin Kruthaupt was a 2013 graduate of Seven Lakes High School who was actively involved in football and theatre. Kruthaupt was scheduled to attend the University of Alabama in the fall. He is survived by ROSENBERG,, continued from page 1 his parents Nick and Diane Kruthaupt and two older brothers. The family resides in Cross build. He spoke Spanish Creek Ranch. in a deep voice and was armed with a full sized black automatic pistol. He was
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city being recognized as one of the best and safest places to live in the country. Accomplishments and initiatives during his tenure as city manager include the creation of the award-winning Sugar Land Town Square, a growing economic development program and the relocation of the United States corporate headquarters of companies like Minute Maid, the recognition of Sugar Land Regional Airport as the #1 FBO in the Americas, and Sugar Land’s reputation for strong financial management, low taxes, a AAA bond rating and Best Places recognition. Most recently, residents and the City Council worked together to affirm the longterm Vision 2025 and Guiding Principles to guide Sugar Land
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chrome rims with a missing rim on the back passenger side; possibly a spare. Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342TIPS. All calls are anonymous.
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SELECTING SPECIFIC DAYS OF THE WEEK!” He further said he can select every day, every two days, every three days, etc.” His concern at this point has to do with not replacing “my sprinkler controller just so I can
choose specific days of the week to water.” He may just have to resort to manual sprinklers… maybe. The city recommends that irrigation systems be operated manually. It states that automated irrigation systems can use more water than the plants actually need. Also, the city indicates that manual operation
can help regulate water use more efficiently, watering only when the plants need it. Another reader tells the "Star" that the specified days of the week does not take into account lawn service schedules, special fertilizing and other factors which may interfere with the specific day assignment.
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Sugar Land’s got samba!
Many VIPs at new restaurant in town There’s another first on the books for the City of Sugar Land, and this week it’s the opening of Tucanos Brazilian Grill over at First Colony Mall. Jacquie Chaumette, Dennis Parmer, Lucia Street, Doug and Susie Goff, Amy Mitchell, Doug Earle, Bridget Yeung…they were there, and many other VIPs welcoming
the new restaurant this Monday. It’s the 8th in the U.S. owned by a Coloradobased company. The others are in Albuquerque, Boise, Colorado Springs, Newport News (that’s in Virginia), Provo and Salt Lake City in Utah, and St. Charles. The fun, tropical atmosphere felt in part like a Brazilian carnival celebration, and the food was also as eventful with a parade of salads, never ending meats and other delights! Chris Hill, formerly with the Skeeters and now a Strategic Enterprises Executive Director at MMI, which helped promote the event, greeted guests along with other restaurant principals. A novel touch at this restaurant opening were the charity voting ballots placed at each table. Fort Bend Family Promise, the Fort Bend Education Foundation, and the Fort Bend Junior Service League will probably soon find out which will have received the most votes as they may each get a funding hand from the new restaurant company. Voting, but the way, is still open until July 11th and can be done on the restaurant’s website. Got samba? Sugar Land now does!
Carnival time in Sugar Land!
Dr. John Novak (left) and his daughter, Jenny, visit with Tucanos Manager Josh Jackson at the VIP guest celebration.
Fort Benders Fred Campbell, Robert Adolphus, and Linda and Charles Bell joined in the Tucanos opening celebration.
Bring your e-reader questions to Sugar Land Branch Library Do you have a new Kindle or Nook™, but you’re not sure how to use it? Are you shopping for a mobile reading device, and would like more information on the different options? Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library will have E-Reader Questionand-Answer sessions every Tuesday in July, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm, in the Conference Room of the library,
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FRIDAY, JUNE 21
Music in the Plaza Come to Sugar Land Town Square for Music in the Plaza, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening in the Plaza filled with live music and dancing!
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
Music in the Plaza There will be music in the Plaza, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by 33 & 1/3 RPM! This local favorite will be performing a variety of classic rock, pop and R&B hits!
SATURDAY/SUNDAY JUNE 22, 23
Emergency radio communications Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Communications to host emergency radio communications demonstration Sat., 6/22 & Sun. 6/23, 1 p.m., both days, Richmond Fire Training Field, 260 Clay Road, Richmond. BBQ available 4-6 p.m., on Saturday. Open to public. Info at 713-502-5896.
MONDAY, JUNE 24
Flood insurance special meeting Learn how your property may be impacted by new changes to FEMA’s Flood Insurance Program Special Guest Speaker:Carl Watts FEMA, Region 6 Monday, June 24, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., U of H Sugar Land - Brazos Hall, 14004 University Blvd. Light breakfast will be served Seating limited. Call Perri D’Armond at 281-340-1906 or email pdar-
email@example.com Sponsored by the Greater Fort Bend EDC. Hurricane preparedness & homeowner insurance seminar The Teal Run HOA is sponsoring a Hurricane Preparedness and Homeowner Insurance seminar for the subdivision, Teal Run, and its neighboring communities. This event will be presented by the Texas Department of Insurance, Monday, June 24, 6:00 p.m., at M. R. Massey Administration Building, 1570 Rabb Road, Fresno. This event is intended to inform residents on how to protect their assets and prepare their homes for hurricane season. Please R.S.V.P to RegisterNowFresnoTX@ gmail.com.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
Dancing Under the Stars Break out your dancing shoes and head to the Plaza for Dancing Under The Stars, 7:30-9 p.m. The professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be on-hand to teach you all of the right moves! Social Security benefits seminar Need help with medicare insurance: Part B; Part D costs; deductibles; & donut hole? A free seminar will be held Friday, June 28, George Memorial Library, Main Room, 1001 Golfview Dr., Richmond, 10 a.m. Call 281-743-2543 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, from 9-11 a.m., June 7, 14, 21, 28. Join us each Friday morning for Fitness in the Plaza featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10-11 a.m. Beat the heat at Gattitown Beat the heat at Gattitown with indoor Laser Tag, Go Karts and much more. Plus enjoy Gatti’s signature pizza buffet for just $3.99 (plus $1.89 bottomless drinks), Monday – Thursday all summer long.Great for groups & birthdays. Recovers is Posible Bring Everyone in the Zone peer group are offered the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., United Way Bldg., 10435 Greenbough Dr. Stafford. For more info 409-550-0538 or www. recovery-is-possible.com. 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.
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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: 281-7107171, Briana: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family CERT day camp Ft. Bend Co. Family CERT Day Camp is a free fun, interactive, hands-on 5 day course designed to prepare your family to respond to disasters & emergencies. Ages 10 & up welcome. Camp 1 July 8-12; Camp 2 July 15-19. For more info call 281-238-3428.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
29th Annual Commercial Heifer Sale Fort Bend County Fair 29th Annual Commercial Heifer sale will be held Saturday, September 28, Beef Cattle Clinic registration 9:00 a.m.; Beef Cattle Clinic 9:30 a.m.; Commercial Heifer Viewing 11:00 a.m.; Heifer Auction Reception 12:00 Noon; Sale begins at 1:00 p.m.; Heifer to be picked up Sunday, Sept 29, 8:30 am – 10 am.
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Cannon Visser reigns as Mr. June 2013. Hope for Three, a Fort Bendbased nonprofit whose mission is to raise community awareness and provide assistance to families with children on the autism spectrum, is now accepting photos for the highly anticipated 2014 calendar “The Many Faces of Autism”.
The calendar features an extraordinary compilation of unique children on the autism spectrum. The contest, in its third year, is one way Hope for Three raises funds to provide lifechanging therapies and supports to children living with autism.
100% of the funds generated from the sale of this calendar benefit families in need of assistance. The official rules are available online at http:// hopeforthree.org/photo-calendarcontest/ or by calling 800-3170787. There is no cost to enter. 2014 calendar cover winner awarded $250. Monthly winners awarded a complimentary calendar. Autism is the leading development disability in the U.S. today. A recent parental study by the CDC indicates “1 in 50 school-age children are now diagnosed on the spectrum”. Studies also show that autism is three to four times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States today. By way of comparison, this is more children than are affected by AIDS, cancer and diabetes combined.
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The West Sugar Land Little League 9U All-Stars are bound for Sectionals in Baytown. The team has extended their winning streak to 6-0 after playing three very competitive games in the past week, including a 7-6 win over Lake Jackson, and a pair of wins over Sweeney, 1-0, and 6-4. WSL began their run at Sectionals Saturday, June 15.Team members left to right: Andrew DeWese #24, Zane Councill #20, Hunter Blanchette #9, Pedro Medina #13, Harrison Golden #11, Caden Hyatt #42, Jordan Hall #1, Ryan Dugas #15, Gonzo Saenz #5, Will Liner #10, Adyan Jamal #17, Sam Kinnick #28, Evan Wilson #45. Coaches not shown: Manager: Andy DeWese, Pedro Medina Sr., and Frank Kautzmann.
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