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List your car for sale online FREE at The Fort Bend / Southwest STAR 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477 E-Mail: • Website: Office: 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250 • TOLL FREE 1-888-430-7478 TOM MALER 281-203-6900 4405 Highway 6 • Sugar Land Fort Bend’s most in-depth news coverage • Check our website Volume XXXV • No. 44 Sugar Land Superstar Competition Begins Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Decision prompts verbal sparring on Facebook 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 DUMB 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. TRAGEDY, on page 12 FORD, on page 8 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 By Betsy Dolan Turn your unwanted precious metals into CA$H! 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. As long as it’s not a stupid request! Sugar Land’s voluntary irrigation ok, but... Watering for the specified time period does not seem to bother To water two days a week him because “after five minutes, for10 minutes at five minute the water soaks into the soil and intervals makes sense. That’s a preps it for the next five minutes Sugar Land resident’s response of watering.” He maintains that to the city’s voluntary irrigation what is “stupid of the city was schedule recently sent to its water to request specific days of the customers about its attempt to week.” keep up with the demand for His feedback to the "Star" water as it asks that it be used is in capital letters, which in more efficiently. email language is tantamount to The local resident, who’s an shouting, yelling or screaming. executive wishing to remain He said, “MY SPRINKLER unidentified said, “I don’t mind SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW doing what I am asked to do as long as it's not a stupid request.” SUGAR LAND’S, on page 12 By Elsa Maxey 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. 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June 19, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper

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