June 23, 2010
Fort Bend Countywide Newspaper
Find your next vehicle online at www.FortBendAutoMarketPlace.com The Fort Bend / Southwest Community STAR THIS MESSAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY: 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org � Website: www.fortbendstar.com Office: 281-690-4200 � Fax: 281-690-4250 � TOLL FREE 1-888-430-7478 Volume XXXII � No. 45 HHH STAR STEVE GRIFFITH HELWIG VAN DER GRINTEN MAYOR JAMES THOMPSON Doug Hendrix, DVM The ARC of Fort Bend County 281-494-5923 POSITION: Co-Chair of The Arc's Golf Classic Fund raiser YEARS OF SERVICE: 12 Years CURRENT EMPLOYER: Sugar Land Pet Hospital Ensuring opportunities for people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities to maximize their quality of life within our community. Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Red light camera issues still on the table Short yellows may generate fines ... By Elsa Maxey Reimburse fines paid on short yellow citations. Ease the over zealous enforcement of the right on red requirement of a full stop. Add one second to the yellow light minimum required by TxDOT. Remove the language on Sugar Land's website about red light cameras reducing accidents and saving lives. These requests are items that Sugar Land resident Helwig Van Der Grinten is waiting to hear about from Mayor James Thompson. Van Der Grinten, Founder, Houston Coalition Against Red Light Cameras, met with Mayor Thompson last week together with Steve Griffith, Assistant City Manager. He has been dogged about the use of the red light cameras and says they are a random form of taxation for motorists. He says, "follow the example of League City." Short yellow lights resulted in $130,500 in red light camera refunds this year. That information is on League City's website. It states that the city refunded individuals for a total of 1,740 red light camera tickets due to the illegal short yellow times on a traffic light. A local motorist there discovered that drivers on a particular road with a traffic light were being short changed on the yellow light. Not unlike Van Der Grinten, who has done this in Sugar Land, the League City resident reportedly armed himself with a stopwatch and checked. The timing was off, the city concurred and made the refunds. On West Airport at Eldridge, Van Der Grinten found that to be the case and the yellow time was corrected and he said, "increased by only 0.4 seconds." He wants those that Splish ... Splash ... Who's Taking a Bath? Neighborhood protesters attend FCCA meeting By Elsa Maxey Lakes of Edgewater homeowner Kim Mason, has been spearheading neighborhood opposition to a First Colony Community Association (FCCA) master plan. News of a proposed splash park in the Lakes of Edgewater and plans to close up to five swimming pools are causing not ripples, but a surge of concerns by residents that live in neighborhoods managed by the FCCA. So much so that homeowners in First Colony are concerned about what they say are plans being pushed on them, are being represented by an attorney, Jonathan Day of Day PLLC. Let's begin with the end as it now stands. Last week, on June 17, the FCCA board approved moving forward with the next phase of construction renovations for the Edgewater Park project for a splash park, pavilion and parking lot to cost $870,000. "Our designers will proceed with development documents that will go out to bid for construction of the project," said FCCA Sherrie Knoepfel, Executive Director. SEE EDITORIAL, page 3 "FCCA: More cents than sense" Kneopfel also said that FCCA will be sending a follow-up response letter to neighborhood residents. "I think we have been extremely responsive," said Knoepfel, when she was asked if she thought the board's action implied that the resident protest fell on deaf ears and was in vain. See SPLASH, page 9 received tickets before the adjustment to get their money back for red light violations that were paid. Van Der Grinten has also produced a study by the Texas Transportation Institute that states violations jumped 110 percent when yellow light timing was reduced by one second. The addition of one second beyond the bare minimum, according to the report, yielded a 40 percent col- lision reduction. With the short yellows, violation numbers is what apparently doubled as did revenues, shares Van Der Grinten, adding that is what has attracted the company that runs the photo enforcement program at intersections. In Baytown, Van Der Grinten, says there's someone there leading the charge to get a referendum See RED LIGHT, page 9 You're in Stafford � new monuments draw attention to city property lines By Elsa Maxey Anyone seen the new 55 foot monuments in Fort Bend County? There are four situated statuesquely on U.S. 59 and one is at the east end of the Island in Stafford. City identity monuments is what the slender pyramids are. Mayor Leonard Scarcella began working on having them placed some time ago and their purpose is about letting passersby know that they're in Stafford, not Sugar Land or Houston, and in these parts, Meadows Place is on that list of cities for which this stretch of geography does not 1st Round Superstar finalists named correspond. Mayor Scarcella said that's why they were needed. The towers cost $550,000, according to the city, and their use is one of the ways that Stafford seeks to get some attention. After all, Stafford is the only city in the state of Texas with a zero property tax, which made a congratulatory entry into the U.S. Congressional Record for its unique and bold policy for assisting taxpayers. Monument signs are markers intended to make an impression and that's what these towers do since one can't help but notice Sugar Land Town Square recently kicked off the first round of the 2010 Sugar Land Superstar them. "I guess you could say competition, sponsored by David Taylor Cadillac, with the first batch of contestants performing live in they're a dignified way to let you the Plaza. Evan Hines, left, Samantha Garcia, Mary Sarah Gross, Alisha Pace and Toni Davis were named know you're in Stafford country," finalists at the end of the night and will go on to compete in the finale of the competition on August said Katy visitor Sean Matthews 14. Round II will take place from 7-9 pm on July 10. of the erected monuments put up this month. Most of these new identity markers, those huge monumental stakes, are found in sets of pairs-- "two of them on West Airport on By LeaAnne Klentzman either side of U.S. 59 and two By LeaAnne Klentzman dences in Fort Bend County." This is one of the new 55 foot monuments for the City of Stafford erected more are on either side of the Sheriff's spokesperson Those arrested are accused of A couple of a couple of weeks ago. Four were placed along U.S. 59 and another one frontage at Techniplex," said City Terriann Carlson issued a state- "street level" crack cocaine drug weeks back a on the city's "Island." Engineer Charles Russell. ment and photos of 12 people deals. Mo City woman See MONUMENTS, page 8 who have been charged with Charged with Delivery of a backed her land varying levels of narcotics offens- controlled substance; a state jail barge (a Chevy 8 CRIMINAL es. Carlson explained that sealed felony are: passenger vehi- OF THE WEEK Grand Jury indictments were James Luna, 21, bond $10,000, cle- you know) into a brand Up to 15 percent savings in Sugar Land but Congress' failure leaves homeowners vulnerable issued for the arrested individuals Eddie Garner, 57, bond $ 5,000, new car in a Houston parkbased on a nine month under- Glenn Raven, 55, bond $5,000, ing lot. What was she think'n By Elsa Maxey and other initiatives, have earned say FEMA officials. cover operation by the Task force. and Kelly Conder, 33, one charge ... well, clearly she wasn't, The City of Sugar Land the city lower premiums as a The designation, reports the The operation targeted illegal nar- of possession of marijuana, bond because she just drove off. announces that as a result of CRS Class 7 Community." At a city, will impact premium reduc- cotics distributors in and across $2,500, and one count of possesImagine the outrage by witaddressing potential flood issues city council meeting this month, tions from 5 percent up to 15 per- Fort Bend County. sion of controlled substance war- nesses, yep, there they were with flood plain management pro- the class 7 community rating cent, depending on the location of Carlson said, "On June rant, bond $5,000, both of which mouths agape watching her grams, it has been able to obtain for Sugar Land was discussed the insured property. 16, 2010, beginning in the are also state jail felonies. drive away! Shall we have a reduced premiums for residents as one earned due to the city's Flood insurance policies are morning hours, Drug Agents Also charged with delivery of moment of silent prayer for her purchasing flood insurance poli- efforts at exceeding minimum available from FEMA's National along with Deputies from the a controlled substance, state jail life as she knew it BEFORE cies. flood plain requirements. This Flood Insurance Program ( Fort Bend County Sheriff's felonies, are Al Chukwuemeka, she left the scene of an acciAccording to the city, FEMA is the first year that Sugar Land NFIP), which required the city's Office Fugitive Apprehension 59, bond $25,000, Joe Petry, dent? Regional Administrator Tony participated in the voluntary rat- adoption and enforcement of cri- Division and Officers with 32, bond $30,000, and Sherman YessirreeBob, you can bet Russell said, "The City of Sugar ing system program and the high teria to reduce potential flooding Rosenberg Police Department Wilson 58, with a bond of things will never be the same! Land's higher regulatory stan- rating for first-time participants in its community. executed the Sealed Grand Jury $25,000. See DUMB, page 8 dards, public education outreach, is considered outside the norm, See FLOOD, page 8 Indictments at numerous resiSee INDICTED, page 8 Twelve Fort Bend Co. residents indicted for varied drug offenses Crash Dummy DUMB Flood insurance part of hurricane prep REPAIRS www.hartfordservices.com UP TO 281-261-3333 Not valid with any other offer or on service fee. Good on work over $99. $ *Certain rectrictions apply. 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We are really happy with our home and neighborhood!" www.JenniferWeaver.com See us online www.FortBendStar.com THE STAR Wednesday, June 23, 2010 H PAGE 3 Bev's Burner Some's Hot, Some's Not! This column expresses the personal opinions/views of the publisher. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number. Okay, that's it...... I usually keep national politics out of this space. I do this mainly because I can't even make Fort Bend politicians act right. What chance and what influence can I possibly have in national politics? But the latest Republican talking point has gotten on my last nerve. Can you believe that Texas U.S. House member Joe Barton has actually apologized to British Petroleum for us making them pay for ruining our part of the ocean until the next generation. That was just the last straw. I noticed a story in the daily rag about how the state Republican party is broke. It's been an open secret that it has been broke for several years. Oh, they raise money to fund campaigns for specific people or positions. But they have been unable to raise money for the state party for several years because contributors simply don't want to financially support a ragtag group of people who are so completely out of touch with the majority of even other Republicans in addition to most of the people in Texas. I know my words are falling on barren ground here in Fort Bend, but the socially conservative leadership of the state party is defunct. First, none of them have any personal money to give and wouldn't give it if they did, and second, we don't trust them with our money. They would probably give it all to one of their good old boys to set up a school for something as utterly impossible as abstinence. Example: some local group got thousands of tax dollars from the Bush administration to establish local abstinence groups. One well-known son of a local couple and the daughter of the well-known preacher were leaders of the group except they had to cancel their weekend conference because she was pregnant and they had to take off to get married. It's just such silliness as this that makes us keep our wallets in our pockets for the state party. But, after this past weekend when not only crazy Joe Barton, but Rush Limbaugh, and Michelle Bachmann also accused the President of a "Chicago-style shakedown." Instead of patting him and his administration on the back for securing the $20 billion fund, they didn't let the sun go down before they were raining on his parade. I have to quote my two favorite pundits, the 80-year-olds "Margaret and Helen" who said, "We survived Bush. You'll survive Obama." A page out of the other book....The Democrats in Fort Bend held a big gala this past weekend. They took the occasion to honor Fort Bend Commissioner Grady Prestage with the keynote speaker none other than gubernatorial candidate Bill White. They borrowed a few things from the Republican book by having a VIP room where you could privately meet and have your picture taken with Mr. White. Those tickets were a little higher. They had a silent and live auction and reportedly made a nice amount of money. I was disappointed that I wasn't asked to roast Prestage. However, the Democrats avoided all that by "honoring" him instead of "roasting" him. Drats! I've known Grady Prestage for 25 years and can even remember dragging him to a Chamber party and introducing him around when he was first running. I was impressed that one of our commissioners had a college degree, something that was not common at the time. In fact, I'm not sure any of them ever had. County Judge Jodie Stavinoha yes, but none of the commissioners. The Democrats held a successful event, and we will be running photos in the magazines--Fort Bend Business Journal and/or Fort Bend Focus. Oh, one more thing. I saw several people there that I had previously thought were Republicans. Maybe they were just coming to see Bill White. Or maybe they were just honoring Grady Prestage. Or maybe.......Oh, and before I get off this subject, Commissioner Prestage has a couple of very handsome children (young adults now), a daughter and a son, who also attended the event. Finally...... It has really ticked me off for years that other people have won editorial awards at this newspaper and our magazines. Oh, I'm really proud of them and I know why I've never been able to win although I think I'm a great chronicler of the local political scene and other things. But I know how the judges think. They are looking for more stuff like Leon Hale writes and less like Rick Casey and I'm more of a Rick Casey writer. I like to write about stuff that politicians should be ashamed of. Over the years, I've even accused my son, who is in charge of getting the contest entries together, of entering some of my, shall we say, less memorable columns. And it's always been a great deal of satisfaction to me when strangers tell me how much they enjoy my column. I'm a little embarrassed because writing this column is so easy for me to do. Hey, our elected officials give me more than enough fodder each week. Anyway, although I'm a little embarrassed, I'm secretly glad that people do read it and enjoy it. So.....(I'm finally getting to the point) this past weekend I won the first place award for column writing at our trade convention, the Texas Community Newspapers Association, in Austin. My life is complete. I guess now I can put "award winning columnist" up by my name at the top of this space. Not long ago when my son won (probably because the judges were all hide-bound conservatives that year), we almost printed "award winning communist." Thankfully, he caught it before it went to print. But with my win, they probably will use "award winning communist" because they all think I'm so liberal. I'm not necessarily liberal. I prefer to think of myself as "progressive." I haven't forgotten the school superintendent's contract. I'm having a CPA dissect the annunities it contains. I promise - next week. B.K. Carter is the owner/publisher of the Fort Bend/Southwest Star. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Editorial FCCA has more cents than sense! When I first heard about the proposed Lakes of Edgewater invasive splash park at a local party, I thought someone was pulling my leg around the keg. According to the plan I heard, several small pools would be shut down and a huge splash park would be opened in that quiet residential neighborhood. Does First Colony Community Association have more money than they have sense? As a resident of particular neighborhoods in First Colony, some of us pay a tidy sum (over $600 per year) into the community solicitation. Heretofore, I've always thought it was a bargain. Many neighborhood parks, pools, and other amenities are supported in addition to the beautiful plantings at the entrance to each subdivision. It always made me proud to live here. But this plan to shut smaller pools, which I love for my grandsons who also live here, is ludicrous and the board seems to not be listening to any of the neighbors. I know what they are doing. They are trying to compete with the water parks at New Territory and Sienna. These attractions were probably originally funded by the real estate developers and I say let the real estate developers fund the new splash park but somewhere not in a residential community. I didn't move to First Colony for a Schlitterbahn style water feature. I moved here for all the green space, walking and bicycling trails, and play parks. I believe First Colony Community Association has more money than it has sense and since that is the case, they need to be replaced. We need smart people on the board. Wait a minute. Maybe that is their ultimate plan. Screw up the neighborhood so much we'll elect others, thereby letting them off the hook. I've heard that I need to take a real hard look at the spending of the dues collected by the association. I've heard it will blow your mind. If you want to call and make a protest about this almost million dollar expenditure, call 281-6349500. Tell'em Bev said to call. By the way, here are the leaders. You probably know one or more of them. Call them at home if you know them well enough to have their home numbers. Either tell them what you think or commensurate with them about this editorial. 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I know I had my doubts about her ability to do her job as a detective. It was difficult for me when the deputy sheriff's mis .... girlfriend... had been given a detective job despite having no training other than being a jailer. She got the detective job while so many other hardworking, long time sheriff's deputies, dedicated to serving Fort Bend County were overlooked. I must say that she has proven the old motto of "on the job training". I'm sure the family of that young girl is greatful that she was at least able to learn CPR on the job. My faith in the "Brady" campaign has been restored with this month's attention to them by local Channel 13 (who seem to be big contributors with all the publicity). I hope they both keep up the good work and that all of their good deeds don't end once the campaigning is over. 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Community members and interested citizens are invited to partner with BPA and HPARD and volunteer their time to help make a difference at Cullinan Park. No previous experience is required, and volunteers will help pick up trash, remove invasive exotic plant species, clear brush along trails and fill in trail potholes. Volunteers must sign a release form before participating in any activities at Cullinan Park and Oyster Creek. Anyone under age 18 must have a parent or a guardian sign the waiver form, which is available on the Bayou Preservation Association will water and lunch. Parking is website at www.bayoupreserva- available at the parking lot just tion.org. You can also call the off of Highway 6. BPA office at 713-529-6443 for more details. Volunteers need to come prepared by wearing comfortable, loose clothing (preferably long sleeves and long pants), closedtoed shoes or work boots and perhaps a visor or sunglasses if it is sunny. Bug repellant and sunblock lotion are also recommended. Work gloves and other supplies will be provided, as The parents of Nancy Jean Elliott and Travis Eugene Petru are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Quenton Elliott, Jr. of Sugar Land, Texas. She is a 2004 graduate of Dulles High School, and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University, with a degree in English. While at A&M, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. Nancy teaches English at Stafford High School. Travis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Petru, also of Sugar Land, Texas. He is a 2004 graduate of Dulles High School, and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Economics. Travis is an appraiser with the Harris County Appraisal District. The couple is planning a July wedding in Richmond, Texas, after which they will make their home in Houston. Elliott - Petru Engagement Kristin the Piston is 50! First Baptist Church of Missouri City to host reunion First Baptist Church of Missouri City is having their first reunion since 1994 on the weekend June 26 and 27 on the church campus 2106 5th St. The festivities for former members and attenders begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday in the gym with lunch at noon catered by Chick-Fil-A with a good old "Baptist Style Bring-A-Dish" salad and dessert tables. Alumni please pre-register at number below for lunch. From 2-4 PM there will a "Kid's Time" outside with a petting zoo, pony rides, moon walks, face painting and balloon animals. From 4-6 PM there will be a program in the sanctuary with a reunion choir and special music, former staff and members sharing and an historical slide show. There will be some offcampus evening events as well Saturday evening. The Sunday service at 11:00 AM will be co-lead by former and current staff members. Donations will be accepted for the "Sign Fund" to help replace the FBC signage that was destroyed with the expansion of 5th St. Everyone in the community is invited to join the alumni for the Sunday service and all the neighborhood kids please come enjoy our Saturday "Kid's Time" from 2-4 PM. For more information, contact Tom Koppa 281-652-6233. Happy Birthday Kristin! We love you! Dad, Jimmy, Jill, Brenda & Families Pet of the week Stivers - Chambers Engagement Mills & Gladney Engagement Dr. and Mrs. Chris Stivers of Agoura Hills, California are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Beth to Vincent Earl Chambers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Chambers of Sugar Land, Texas. Holly and Vincent graduated from Seaver College of Pepperdine University in 2007. Holly is a high school Spanish teacher at Royal High School in Simi Valley California. Vincent received his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in May, 2010. A late summer wedding is planned in Malibu, California. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Mills are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lauren, to Cody Jack Gladney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gladney of Amarillo, Texas. The bride-to-be graduated from Clements High School in 2005 and received her bachelor's degree in communications from Texas A&M University in 2008. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Ashley is currently working in Irving, Texas. The prospective groom graduated from Tascosa High School in Amarillo in 2002. He received both his bachelor's degree in animal science in 2006 and master's degree in animal breeding and genetics in 2008 from Texas A&M University. Cody was a member of FarmHouse fraternity. He now works in Garland, Texas. A late summer wedding is planned in Richmond, Texas. Following a honeymoon to Costa Rica, the couple will reside in Little Elm, Texas. Beau is a handsome, smart 7 months old boxer mix. 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Updates: paint/tile/ laminate wood flooring. (3414BR) SUGAR MILL .........$245,000 3/2.5./2 Dramatic entry, formals, granite countertops, Open floor plan. Backyard oasis with pool. (14003LT) COLONY LAKES .$284,900 4/3.5/2 Hi ceilings, crown moldings, huge study w/french doors; large den has FP, gamerm up (6926SR) HERITAGE COLONY..$195,000 Reduced! One story, three bedroom, plus study, Plus computer nook. A/C updated in 2009. (3767HC) See us online www.FortBendStar.com THE STAR H Wednesday, June 23, 2010 H PAGE 5 Enrollment nears for Sugar Land Citizens' Fire Academy #8 Wondering what the Sugar Land Fire Department is all about or what services they provide in addition to emergency response? Have you ever taken a ride in a fire truck? Have you ever extinguished a real fire with a portable extinguisher? You can experience this and much more by enrolling in SLFD's eighth Citizens' Fire Academy scheduled from Aug. 19 to Oct. 2. Applications are being accepted from July 6 through Aug. 6. Ideal candidates include citizens who will go back to their schools, organizations and neighborhoods and share the information they've learned. The only requirements to participate are a commitment to attend all eight sessions of the program, be at least 18 years old and either live or work in Sugar Land. The course covers the following areas: � Fire Department Organization and History � Fire Communications: Students will learn about 911 and tour the Public Safety Communications Center. � Fire Science: Students will review the basics of fire science. � Protective Equipment: Students will try on and discuss the use and limitations of firefighter protective equipment. � Apparatus & Equipment: Students will experience fire apparatus and equipment up close and hands-on. � EMS/ Rescue: Current EMS capabilities will be discussed allowing students hands-on experiences. � CPR: This session will teach students the American Heart AssociationFriends and Family CPR (non-credentialed, no card issued) basics. � Firefighter Requirements and Recruitment: Learn what is required to become a firefighter, EMT and what it takes to continue. � Fire Prevention: Students learn about all aspects of fire prevention. Education office. � Fire Extinguisher Training: This is a hands-on opportunity for students. � Disaster Preparedness: Students will be given an overview of the Emergency Management section of the department, including a session on hurricane and storm preparedness. � Incident Command: Learn the basics of how fire personnel handle incidents.� Fire Ground Strategies and Tactics: Fire personnel will demonstrate offensive and defensive fire attack, search, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, as well as hands-on opportunities for students at the Fort Bend County Fire Field located in Richmond, Texas. � Graduation Ceremony. Applications for the Citizens' Fire Academy will be accepted online at www.sugarlandtx. gov or in person at the Fire Administration offices, 10405 Corporate Drive, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., MondayFriday, July 6 to Aug. 6. For more information, contact Fire Capt. Michael McLemore at (281) 275-2859 or Fire Lt. John Hanna at 281-275-2177. Chelsea Powers presented a scholarship Edward Abney earns Eagle Scout Rank Eric Edward Abney of Boy Scout Troop 38 recently earned the Eagle Scout Rank. This is the highest rank awarded to a Boy Scout. Eric Edward Troop 38 is sponsored by Parkway United Methodist Church in New Territory and is part of the Boy Scouts of America North Star District. Eric began his Trail to Eagle when he joined Cub Scout Pack 38 as a Tiger Cub in 2000. He progressed through the ranks to earn Cub Scout's highest award, the Arrow of Light. After his Arrow of Light ceremony he crossed over to join Boy Scout Troop 38 in 2005. He has held several positions of leadership including Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Instructor, and Photo Courtesy of David Grice Anjun Faraz receives 2010 ACE Award Anjum Faraz, a Kempner student, received the Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award from the Exchange Club of Sugar Land. This award recognizes high school seniors who have overcome great physical, emotional, and social obstacles to succeed in the classroom. This recognition serves as a powerful example to all students that hard work and perseverance really do matter. Anjum has Scoliosis, but that has not stopped him from excelling in school and serving the community. He is truly a role model to his fellow students. Chaplain Aide. As a Boy Scout, Eric earned 27 merit badges and was elected and inducted into the Order of the Arrow (the National Honor Society of Scouting). His Eagle Leadership Project consisted of designing, building, and installing two trophy shelves in the Sartartia Middle School Jaguar Band halls for Mrs. Julie Jezek, Band Director, and Mr. Edward Odeh, Assistant Band Director. Eric completed his Eagle Project, totaling 213 hours of service, with the help of fellow scouts from his troop and several adults. Eric is a sophomore at Austin High School where he plays baseball and is a member of the Varsity Honors Band where he lettered and plays the tenor and alto saxophones. Elizabeth Bess earns the Eric enjoys sports, camping, Girl Scout Elizabeth Bess and fishing. He is the son of Stephen and Marsha Abney of of New Territory wanted residents � especially children in Sugar Land. the community to be educated on pet care. She wrote an article for a local paper explaining what to do for your pets during hurricanes. She made dog bag posts for local parks and taught several boys and girls how to make these. She also did an animal food drive for the local animal shelters and Chelsea Powers, FBISD Travis graduating senior, was presented with a college scholarship from the Coalition of Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) for remaining Drug Free for the entire 12 years that she was in school. Chelsea was part of the Drugs Kill Program in Ft Bend ISD. Chelsea signed her Drug Free Pledge in May, 1999 while in kindergarten. Pictured with her are her parents, Steve and Jackie Powers and Earl Littman, past executive director of CBHS and founder of the program. Do you have a summer program? Yes, our theme for this summer is "Passport Around the World." The children will visit a new country every week. We have a unique blend of fun and learning for all children ages, 6 weeks to 10 years. 6410 Sansbury Blvd., Richmond, Texas 77469 (off Crabb River Rd. behind Buckees) 281-232-5353 www.goddardschool.com Experience the Tuesday, June 29 10am - 8pm Cholesterol & Diabetic Screening Girl Scout Gold Award trained 19 younger girls how to make dog beds for the local shelters. In doing these activities, Elizabeth has earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement given by Girl Scouts of the USA. A member of Girl Scout Troop 486 of Rainbow Stars Service Unit, Elizabeth received her award from Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. To earn the Gold Award, Elizabeth, 17, had to prove her leadership abilities by designing and carrying out a plan of activities that included community service, career exploration, and specialized interest projects. She had to meet the requirements for 65 hours of volunteer community service. A student at Austin High School, Elizabeth is the daughter of Jack and Darlene Bess. Texas Best Nutrition difference FREE Come in and sign up for the Texas Best Nutrition Loyalty Card. Save 20% off your total purchases everyday (See Store for details) We've moved yU S 59 Blvd. Town Center We are here Photo by Ed Lee Anjum Faraz (L) receives ACE Award from Helga Zauner (R) youth chairman of the Sugar Land Exchange Club. 2587-A Town Center Blvd. (next to Benihana) Hw Hwy 6 Elizabeth Bess ELDRIDGE RD. 281-491-4477 www.TexasBestNutrition.com HOURS: MON-SAT 10-8pm SUN. 12-6pm TA TE H WY 6 MEADOWS PLACE BE KIRKW AY W LT OLONY BLVD. 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Ideal candidates include citizens who will go back to their schools, organizations and neighborhoods and share the information they've learned. The only requirements to participate are a commitment to attend all eight sessions of the program, be at least 18 years old and either live or work in Sugar Land. The course covers the following areas: � Fire Department Organization and History � Fire Communications: Students will learn about 911 and tour the Public Safety Communications Center. � Fire Science: Students will review the basics of fire science. � Protective Equipment: Students will try on and discuss the use and limitations of firefighter protective equipment. � Apparatus & Equipment: Students will experience fire apparatus and equipment up close and hands-on. � EMS/ Rescue: Current EMS capabilities will be discussed allowing students hands-on experiences. � CPR: This session will teach students the American Heart AssociationFriends and Family CPR (non-credentialed, no card issued) basics. � Firefighter Requirements and Recruitment: Learn what is required to become a firefighter, EMT and what it takes to continue. � Fire Prevention: Students learn about all aspects of fire prevention. Education office. � Fire Extinguisher Training: This is a hands-on opportunity for students. � Disaster Preparedness: Students will be given an overview of the Emergency Management section of the department, including a session on hurricane and storm preparedness. � Incident Command: Learn the basics of how fire personnel handle incidents.� Fire Ground Strategies and Tactics: Fire personnel will demonstrate offensive and defensive fire attack, search, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, as well as hands-on opportunities for students at the Fort Bend County Fire Field located in Richmond, Texas. � Graduation Ceremony. Applications for the Citizens' Fire Academy will be accepted online at www.sugarlandtx. gov or in person at the Fire Administration offices, 10405 Corporate Drive, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., MondayFriday, July 6 to Aug. 6. For more information, contact Fire Capt. Michael McLemore at (281) 275-2859 or Fire Lt. John Hanna at 281-275-2177. Visit our website at www.FortBendStar.com for more stories Seniors Love Life at Plantation at Quail Valley Seniors looking for an affordable, luxurious apartment home can find an ideal choice with Plantation at Quail Valley, an active senior-living community in Missouri City, for those 55 years and better. Residents will find a lovely gated community with state- of- the- art amenities, beautiful sparkling pool and spa, social activities, catered lunches, free transportation, planned trips, bingo, bridge, Bible study, "Wednesday Lunch On Us", games night and "Saturday at the Movies." Residents also can relax on their private patios and balconies that over look the beautiful court yards. The Plantation at Quail Valley offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments starting from $1035-$1376. Let the professional and dedicated staff help you enjoy the "Finer Things In Life" at the Plantation at Quail Valley. To find out about our "3 months free", call 281-208-4470 Texas Instruments awards grant to Fort Bend Symphony 281-208-4470 www.plantationqv.com 2815 Cypress Point Drive Missouri City, TX 77459 Sugar Land Garden Club installs officers for coming year Leonardo Pierre of Texas Instruments presents a check to Laura Ag�ero, director of fundraising for the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra. Texas Instruments has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra as part of its ongoing commitment to enriching the quality of life in our community. Arts and culture is one of three key areas that TI and the TI Foundation support Laura Ag�ero, director of fundraising for the orchestra, accepted the gift at the recent FBSO annual meeting. Leonardo Pierre, a TI digital signal processing engineer and FBSO cello player, presented the gift on behalf of TI. "We are grateful for the generosity of TI," said Ag�ero. "As an all volunteer organization, the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra depends on the support of the community to help us sustain and grow our familyfriendly programming." SLGC Officers for 2010 � 2011 were installed recently at the Garden Club's May luncheon at Riverbend Country Club. (L-R) Recording Secretary Delores Reeves, 2nd Vice president Gay Chavez, 2nd Vice President Joyce Jackson, Corresponding Secretary Carrie Sample, President Terri Hurley, 2nd Vice President Kathy Hradecky, Treasurer Deborah Birge, and Parliamentarian Mary Ellen Twiss. Clements student receives 2010 ACE Award JULIUS Division of J. Louis Deitch Interest, Inc. METALS Fort Bend County's Largest Scrap Metal Dealer 281.499.6400 OPEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8-5PM SATURDAY 8-12PM Prices are subject to change without notice due to market fluctuation. Call for updated quotes. If you are not selling us your metal, we are both losing money! 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The local sweep, which has already started, will run through July 31 and is geared toward keeping the city one of the safest in the nation and "keeping businesses in compliance with the law," said Sgt. Sal Luera, who is coordinating the operation. To deter teen drinking and encourage store and restaurant workers to be more vigilant in their sales, undercover officers will partner with a team of teenag- Sienna Crossing's fifth-grade students selected as delegates offense is a Class A misdemeanor in Missouri City, punishable by fines and/or jail time. "We want to make sure kids are alcohol free not only to protect the welfare of minors but to keep our streets safe," Luera said. The stings are being conducted now because most area schools are out of session and an unfortunate part of summer fun for some teenagers includes drinking, Luera said. If individuals witness businesses selling or providing alcohol to minors, they are encouraged to contact the Missouri City Police Department at 281-403-8700. Connor Duran and Madison Taylor, fifth-grade students at Sienna Crossing Elementary School, have been selected as delegates in Education in Action's 2010 Lone Star Leadership Academy-Dallas/Fort Worth summer program. Education in Action is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young Texans to become informed and active leaders in their communities. The organization accomplishes its mission by providing Texas students with experiential learning and leadership development opportunities. The program selects outstanding students in grades fifth and sixth from across the state. All participants must show commitment to community or school involvement, maintain an 85 or higher overall grade point average, and receive a teacher recommendation. Missouri City Police crackdown is a reminder ers who will attempt to purchase alcohol at local stores and restaurants. The teenagers will not attempt to alter their appearance in any way, and, if asked, they must provide legal identification and state their real names and birthdates. The teenagers are volunteers and are not affiliated with any schools or programs. If police observe employees selling alcohol to the minors, offenders will be arrested on the spot. Owners and managers of the establishments could be cited, too. State law prohibits the sale of alcohol to individuals younger than 21 and the penalties for buyers and sellers are steep. The Freshman track star at Marshall High School competes at state Mylana Hearn, a ninthgrade student at Marshall High School, has set a high athletic standard for upcoming freshmen athletes to meet. She is the first freshman in the history of Marshall High School to advance to the 5A UIL State Track and Field Meet and compete in an individual event. On May 15, Hearn competed in the Girls Triple Jump 5A event at state and placed 6th. Hearn advanced to the state meet after earning 28 points at the district meet. At the District Meet, she placed 1st in the High As Lone Star Leadership Academy delegates, Duran and Taylor will have Jump event, 1st in Triple Jump, the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through activities, simu3rd in Long Jump, and 5th in lations, and visits to significant Texas sites. the 100-Meter Hurdles. Hearn is coached by Head Girls' Track Coach, Benita Smith. Missouri City tunes in to new emergency AM radio station When emergencies happen, Missouri City residents will soon be able to turn their radio dials to a City station and hear up-to-theminute reports. At its June 7 meeting, City Council approved the purchase of the Radio Station with an uninterruptible power supply from Information Station Specialists, Inc. of Zeeland, Michigan, for $44,895. A number on the AM dial has not yet been established. The station would transmit traffic updates, emergency weather bulletins, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather information and other types of emergency communications for the Missouri City area. "After seeing a need for this service following Hurricane Ike, when all types of public information outlets were inoperable, including the internet, telephone and cell phones, the City realized that we could still put out emergency information by radio when all other sources were down," said John Sheffield, Missouri City's Division of Emergency Preparedness Chief. In case of a similar situation in the future, the low-power AM radio station would be accessible to the public via a hand cranked or battery-powered radio, providing the city with another avenue to share important emergency messages with residents. When the new station becomes available, signs will be installed along major roadways in the City to encourage residents to tune in. The radio station will give the City's Emergency Operations Center the ability to provide information and instructions during amber alerts, flash floods, hurricanes and other disasters. During daily broadcasts, the station will provide important details on street repairs and traffic hazards. More than 35 low-power AM Radio stations are currently operating in Texas, including one by Fort Bend County. "These stations are a critical part of the emergency notification system in jurisdictions across the country, including in Stafford, Fort Bend County and Harris County," Sheffield said. Seniors Love Life at Plantation at Quail Valley Seniors looking for an affordable, luxurious apartment home can find an ideal choice with Plantation at Quail Valley, an active senior-living community in Missouri City, for those 55 years and better. Residents will find a lovely gated community with state- of- the- art amenities, beautiful sparkling pool and spa, social activities, catered lunches, free transportation, planned trips, bingo, bridge, Bible study, "Wednesday Lunch On Us", games night and "Saturday at the Movies." Residents also can relax on their private patios and balconies that over look the beautiful court yards. The Plantation at Quail Valley offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments starting from $1035-$1376. Let the professional and dedicated staff help you enjoy the "Finer Things In Life" at the Plantation at Quail Valley. To find out about our "3 months free", call 281-208-4470 Shown is Mylana Hearn(Right) out-running the pack Missouri City's Pet of the Week is one Sassy lady! Missouri City's Pet of the Week is Sassy, a 4-year-old fluffy black and brown Shepherd mix. She has a very sweet disposition and would be great with children. Sassy is spayed and up-to-date on all her shots. Sassy enjoys playing with toys and going for long walks. To see Sassy, please call the Missouri City Animal Shelter at 281-403-8970 to make an appointment. The shelter is located behind the City Hall complex at 1923 Scanlin Rd. The City's website also features an Adopt-A-Pet listing with information about adoption fees and requirements for adopting a pet. For more information, visit www. missouricitytx.gov/Government/ Public-Works/Animal-Control and click on the "Adopt-A-Pet" link. 281-208-4470 www.plantationqv.com 2815 Cypress Point Drive Missouri City, TX 77459 JULIUS Division of J. Louis Deitch Interest, Inc. METALS 3018 5TH ST., STAFFORD, TEXAS 77477 Fort Bend County's Largest Scrap Metal Dealer CASH FOR CANS ... 50�/lb. COPPER & BRASS #1 Copper................$2.30/lb. #2 Copper................$2.10/lb. Lt. Copper ................$1.80/lb. Hard Brass...............$1.50/lb. Red Brass ................$1.35/lb. Yellow Brass ............$1.25/lb. Radiators .................$1.25/lb. AL/CU Coils..............$1.05/lb. Insulation #1............$1.20/lb. Insulation #2...............75�/lb. Jelly Wire ....................75�/lb. Bullet Shells.............$1.00/lb. ALUMINUM ITEMS Extrusions...................55�/lb. 5052 ...........................50�/lb. 6061 ...........................42�/lb. Clips............................40�/lb. Sheet ..........................40�/lb. Cast ............................40�/lb. Litho Plates.................50�/lb. Alu-Coils .....................42�/lb. PAS-Gutters ................41�/lb. Alum/Wheels ..............50�/lb. Alum-Shavings...........20�/lb. Ins. Alu-ACSR .............20�/lb. STAINLESS & ALLOY 304-SS .......................45�/lb. 316-SS .......................60�/lb. SS-Shavings..............0.00/lb. Carbide ....................$5.00/lb. MISC. ITEMS Lead............................35�/lb. Batteries .............$5.00ea. Compressors ...........$1.50ea. Electric Motors ...........20�/lb. Note: Ad expires 06/27/10. Prices are subject to change without notice due to market fluctuation. Call for updated quotes. QV Proud Hotline SWIM LESSONS? QV Swim Team has a "learn to swim program". Email Blanca at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information: www.QVST.org. QVEast POOL PASSES/ TAGS? Email: qveast@yahoo. com. Being sold 6pm to 8pm Monday nights at their Clubhouse at 2206 Turtle Creek Blvd. Soon will be selling them Saturday and Sunday evenings, same time. PRAISE FOR: Jennifer Jennings, Animal Control Officer. Removed a LARGE nutria on resident's patio in the overhead trellis. Resident impressed with her calm manner and professionalism as she caged the animal and took it to be released in an uninhabited area. ATTN: TEENAGERS. Missouri City "night" curfew is 11 pm (Monday through Thursday) and 12:01 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. NEW EMERGENCY AM RADIO STATION FOR MISSOURI CITY. Watch for signs on major roadways in MC when station is on the "air". CITY GRANT REQUEST. MC Parks Department requesting Grant to upgrade existing Recycling Center's infrastructure, including pavement, a new fence, and new gate. FUNDS ALSO REQUESTED FOR: Two household hazardous waste collection events, glass recycling, volunteer clean-up supplies, and a recycling education display. GRANT IS: No-match, nolimit grant opportunity. Grant recipients announced in July 2010. HURRICANE SEASON INFORMATION. www.nhc. noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro. shtml or www.Ready.gov and www.redcross.org MISSOURI CITY "MEMORIAL" TREE PROGRAM. Watch for news release. Like NO OTHER Memorial tree program you've seen. WARNING TO DOG OWNERS. CITY Animal Control may issue citation if they see you walking your dog with "NO" leash. Especially, in parks and on golf cart paths/courses. Fine: up to $500/dog. STAY UPDATED ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY. Email your name and address to: "Valley View E-News" (Written by two (2) volunteers as their service to the community.) Request that you be added to their list of "subscribers". ViewsNewsList@aol.com. DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? Email the PROUD HOTLINE at QVProud@aol.com. I will "promptly" email you the answers. FOR "FAQs" http//www. quailvalleyproud.com/faqs.php OPEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8-5PM � SATURDAY 8-12PM If you are not selling us your metal, we are both losing money! Sassy Don't Delay, Call Today! 281.499.6400 Fax 281.261.0047 www.juliusmetals.com Houston Community Bank, N.A. Stafford Branch is your Small Business Solution! Starting a business... Expanding existing business... Working Capital The Bank That Listens. JEFF SMITH President TERRY CROCKETT Senior Vice President 13811 Murphy Road � Stafford, Texas 77477 281-208-2111 www.houstoncommunitybank.com DRY CLEANED & PRESSED ANY GARMENT � Environmentally Friendly � State-of-the-Art Equipment � Locally Owned & Operated � All Dry Cleaning Done on Premises � Same-Day Service In 10:00am Out by 5:00pm COMFORTERS ANY SIZE Expires 07-17-2010 2845 Dulles Ave. @ Cartwright � Missouri City TX 77459 � 281-261-6141 Expires 07-17-2010 DRY CLEAN ONLY PAGE 6 H Wednesday, June 23, 2010 THE STAR See us online www.FortBendStar.com Fort Bend Home SHowcaSe NEW LISTING NEW LISTING COMMONWEALTH/SUTTON FOREST - Exquisite `'Designer Showcase'' Home in Desired Neighborhood! Stately trees & lush landscaping surround this lovely hm. Rich 5'' slat hardwood floors, double crown molding & plantation shutters. Open concept floorplan, spacious kitchen with granite countertops, tile flooring & lg. center island. Spacious gamerm. 5th bedrm. could be a study. Formal Liv. rm. could be 6th bedrm. or 2nd bedrm. down. Flagstone patio w/rock waterfall in backyd. w/back gate leading to walkway & hidden park. Gorgeous! $382,500 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4718CS) COMMONWEALTH PARK � Outstanding Newmark w/updates galore on a oversized cul-de-sac wooded lot surrounded by lush landscaping! Entry opens to both formals w/ crown molding & 2'' wood blinds. Plush neutral carpeting/paint thru-out(2009). Huge gourmet kit. updated(2009)granite countertops w/ tumbled tile backsplash, oversized island w/brkfast bar, 18'' tiled floors & microwave. Dble ovens. Gas range-2010. Walk-in pantry.Open kit.concept-family rm. w/corner brick hearth firepl. Huge patio. Lg. yard for a pool & play area! $289,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM38BC) COMMONWEALTH PARK - Gorgeous Updated Perry Home. Lush landscaping & mature trees. Rich 5'' Slat hardwood Floors in entry, formals, dining & kitchen. Open concept floorplan. Updated kit. w/beautiful granite countertops & tumbled tile backsplash. SS GE conv. oven & microwave & Bosch dishwasher, GE profile down-draft smooth cooktop. Updated Exec. master bath w/granite counterstops & shower surround matching tile flrs. Oversized gamerm. & study up w/French drs. Sprklr sys., ext.patio w/water feature. Recent paint/carpet $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3814SM) ABR, CBR, CRS, GRI, HALL of Fame, The Virginia Mack Team COMMONWEALTH/SUTTON FOREST � Stunning 4/3/2Det.oversized garage. Perry one story w/tons of upgrades! Open concept floorplan & spacious entertainment size formals. Kitchen features granite countertops(bullnose edge), lg. center island & custom built cabinets w/pull out shelves. Huge study (or sitting area)off Master Bedrm. Additional features include: 5'' slat hardwood floors, 2'' wood blinds, high vaulted ceilings, hollywd baths, auto. sprkler sys. & alarm. Private backyd w/lush landscaping, oversized patio-perfect for a pool!. $375,000. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4718DC) SIENNA VILLAGE OF SHIPMANS � Exquisite Village Patio Home w/Courtyard Entry to Private Guest Quarters. Open Concept Floor Plan. Tons of hardwood flooring, 2'' blinds & vaulted ceilings.Gourmet Style kitchen w/oversized island & abundance of cabinets! Private library w/built-ins. Spacious Liv. Rm. w/wall of transom windows & French Doors to covered patio. Oversized master bedrm. Dramatic master bath w/ whirlpool tub beneath stately columns w/archway. Huge wooded backyard w/covered patio,perfect for a pool. Alarm & Sprklr sys. $299,000. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3318CH) COMMONWEALTH PARK - Magnificent 6/3.1/3Det. Perry hm w/pool in desired commonwealth w/grand 2 story foyer & curved staircase. Modular tile flooring thru-out downstairs. Downstairs master bedrm has hardwoods & fireplace w/french doors leading to covered patio & back yd pool. Open concept design w/spacious entertainment rooms. Kitchen w/granite countertops, lg. Center isle. Family rm. W/wall of windows overlooking pool. Huge upstairs game rm. Juliette balcony, gated driveway & plantation shutters. All located on a cul-de-sac street. $449,900 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM19TF) GREATWOOD FOREST � Grand Stately Executive Perry on Lg. cul-de-sac street. No back neighbors! Extra designer touches include fluted & crown moldings, tons of built-ins, lg. 18'' tile floors & recent paint, new shower, updated kitchen w/granite countertops, 5 burner thermador pop up cooktop on lg. island. SS dishwasher & microwave. Open concept w/wall of windows overlooking 2 decks recently stained,one with pergola cover w/ceiling fan by huge sparking pool, w/extra green space. Extra lighting,sprkler system & alarm $375,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7934AT) RE/MAX Southwest � (281) 491-1776 X5200 www.virginiamack.com e-mail:email@example.com Each office Independently Owned & Operated (281) 207-5200 PLATINUM CLUB D SOL COLONY LAKES � Fabulous `'WATERFRONT'' 2 story home with `'picturesque views''! Nestled in a gated community on a cul-de-sac street. Formal Living & Dining Rm. w/duel sided gas log fireplace, crown molding, 2'' blinds, & laminate `'wood like'' flooring (in 4 rooms). Spacious open concept family rm. & kitchen. Family rm. w/wall of windows overlooking the back yard & water view. Large game room up! Recent interior paint & speckled berber carpet. Enjoy the views from the back yard 2 story deck! A must see! $249,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3911RT) www.ftbendhomes.com COMMONWEALTH/OXFORD - Come see this Dramatic Perry Hm with a sparkling diving pool. Grand 2-story tile foyer greets you & your guests. Lg formals w/hardwood floors. Plantation shutters downstairs - 2'' blinds up. Updated island kitchen w/granite countertops & brushed stainless steel appliances. Huge master suite w/French doors leading to pool. Oversized gameroom & 4 large bedrooms up, all w/walk-in closets.Sprinkler system. Over $90,000 in Updates & Upgrades! $364,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4218SI) SALE PENDING IN 5 DAYS OWNER FINANCING Great 2 story private retreat on colorado river 7 miles from intercoastal & 14 miles from gulf. Incredible river view, gorgeous screened in deck, peir & cleaning table, bulkhead just repaired. Huge gameroom, mud room, extra bdrm & room down. Master, kitchen, living up for view. Appliances & most furniture stay. Also golf cart. 45A island w/15 homes, full time caretaker. Pool, never flooded. Quiet peaceful unique! $399,900. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938. Precious 1 story home on cul de sac in country club subdivision. Incredible like new home kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite island & counters,replacedcabinets,wineroomw/winecoolers, hardwood floors. Replaced most windows, radiant barrier, vaulted ceilings, wrought iron spindles. Great home for entertaining. Pool and gorgeously landscaped yard. Low taxes & great location. This house is wonderful! $245,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938. LIKE NEW TRENDMAKER Former model luxury stucco custom townhouse in pristine condition in gated community. Huntington floorplan w/ 3 bdrms & master retreat. Downstairs open floorplan great for entertaining. Gourmet island kitchen open to living area & formal dining. Granite tile, covered patio, in house fire sprinkler, yard sprinkler sep. Lots of trimwork, whirlpool tub, really gorgeous. Great location. $265,000. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938. BM4319LW Like new, lived in barely 9 months, owner transferred. Popular plan D442 on private culde-sac str on oversized lot w/no back neighbors or power lines. Over $12k in upgrades by owners since move in. Added plantation shutters, iron fence & gate by porte-cochere, gutters, designer paint in study. Media room, hardwoods, iron stair railing, upgraded granite. GE profile appliances, upgraded carpet, closet system, covered back patio. Pegboards in garage. Quick move in available. Priced to sell $420,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102 SALE PENDING Southern style charm at its finest. Stately elevation w/covered balconies, corner lot, 3 car garage. 2 Story ceilings and windows create an open feel and afford gorgeous views of trees and landscaping. Remodeled kitchen w/granite countertops, backsplash, tile (`08). Plantation shutters, gleaming hardwood floors, elegant millwork w/ built-ins in many rooms, updated fixtures, carpet & paint. Cleverly concealed wall safe. Tropical backyard, covered patio, pool & spa. Spacious secondary bedrooms. $750,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102 SOLD Amazing price reduction! New custom home in exclusive section of lake pointe. Mediterranean stucco home w/ tile roof.Spectacular water views on quiet cul-de-sac street.Prime location in the heart of sugar land close to hospitals,town square shopping,restaurants. Quality construction w/usage of new technologies.Great for entertaining or just relaxinginquietsetting.*Mo-fr:ifgateclosed,dial999, hoawillopen.Weekend:gateopened12-6*$949,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102 barbarajmontgomery.com firstname.lastname@example.org cell: 713-898-3938 office: 281-980-5050 BARBARA MONTGOMERY DEBBIE MARCELL cell: 281-782-2102 www.debbiemarcell.com email@example.com BM56EI BM3114BR DM3214RM DM62PW DM15326OC REDUCED REDUCED GRI, Realtor Broker Associate Elouise Margita 14033 SW FRWY., Suite 702 Office (281) 242-6200 Fax (281) 242-5829 Sugar Land, TX 77478 Steve Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org 713.252.9995 www.coldwellbankerunited.com TOWNEWEST: 3/2/2 Wonderfully maintained home w/ real hardwood & ceramic tile floors no carpeting. Lrg Family room w/ Lrg closets & built-in desk. Recent dishwasher, AC, furnace, water heater & garage door remote. Roof 2006. Call Steve Lewis (713)252-9995 (10510RI) SIENNA PLANTATION: Beautiful Newmark home on an oversized wooded lot. Has it all! 2 bedrooms down, 6/4/3 designer paint, gourmet kichen on culde-sac. Call Diane Molina (281)8410426 (3807SM) CANYON GATE AT THE BRAZOS: UNBELIEVABLE PRICE! Stunning custom home in gated community 5/3.5/4+study, garage large enough for 32' boat, huge backyard w/pool and green area, beautiful landscaping, upgrades galore. Call Diane Molina (281)841-0426 (6114WP) Naila Lalani email@example.com 832.202.9001 713.582.4885 firstname.lastname@example.org Arlene Rolsen CRS, Realtor FOR SALE OR LEASE Selling Ft. Bend's finest homes since 1985. www.arlenerolsen.com 281.414.8400 Cell: THE CROSSING AT RIVERSTONE: Trendmaker designed home on cul-desac lot w/1 side neighbor. Home offers central vacuum, wood & slate flrs, granite counters, game rm, media rm & 4/5 bedrms. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)4148400 (4602RI) SUGAR CREEK: One-story Patio Home; Cul-de-sac Lot w/Views of Golf Course & Greenbelt; Silestone Counters; Sun Rm; Study; 3/2.1/2 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (37WE) TELFAIR: Perry Designed Home, Both Formals, Family Rm, 2-story Master Suite, Wood & Tile Flrs, Granite, Game Rm+Media, Pool & Spa. 5/4.1/3. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (1411CO) Susan Greer email@example.com 713.320.9597 Marilyn Rice-Poole firstname.lastname@example.org 832.215.2611 OAKS OF ROSENBERG: 4/3.5 Gorgeous 2-story w/great Kitchen, media room, spacious living throughout. Immaculate. Big backyard. 3 car Garage Call Linda Guerrero (713)885-7314 (5304TR) AnitA Milne PECAN GROVE Each Office Independently Owned & Operated SOUTHWEST REDUCED 281-413-9732 TOWNEWEST 4/2.5/2 � $191,500 EXTRA LARGE GARAGE, PLANTATION SHUTTER COUNTRY MILE SPANISH GRANT DR UPDATED, NEW ROOF NEW TERRITORY MEADOWS PLACE 713-828-9007 Becky Faust 2/2/2 � $79,900 QUAIL VALLEY, 3/2�/2 Gently sloping back yard & deck to fully appreciate the enhanced charm of ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI the lake & golf course. Over 2,000 s/f, 3 big bedrooms, 2 � baths, RE/MAX Fine Properties dramatic flooring, updated kitchen 281-265-5533 � Each Office & baths. Big laundry & xtra room. Independently Owned & Operated $194,000. (2810L) FIRST COLONY OASIS, 4/2�/2 w/gate, faces Austin Lake. Fabulous pool, landscaping, updated appliances, tile & laminate floors, marble, fresh paint, gardens, 2 outside living areas! $199,900! Austin Pkwy Elem. You haven't seen this one before! (3115DL) QUAIL VALLEY, mature trees & refreshing pool with fence & offseason net. 5/2 � /2 with workshop/ storage behind garage. Updated appliances, w/d & 1 yr old frig stay. 2560 s/f per tx rolls. Italian ceramic tile. $158,750 (3214LC) PECAN GROVE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 1-3 PM REDUCED 2902 Country Club PLANTATION TOPAZ TRAIL MONTICETO LN Kristi Bajjali Ad:1/3 page Square GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, POOL6/9/10 8:59 KITCHEN, MASTER DOWN NEW CARPET, FRESH PAINT UPDATED AM Page 1 4/2.5/2 � $239,900 5/3.5/3 � $179,500 4/2/2 � $134,900 (CORNER OF CANYON COURT & LA QUINTA DRIVE) 3003 CANYON COURT in Quail Valley subdivision Missouri City NEW LANDSCAPING MAKES THIS THE BEST BARGAIN IN FORT BEND! Just remodeled and landscaped! Large house in Quail Valley with guest/maid quarters. New paint-every room and most drawers and cabinets. New carpet and tile in both the main house and guest house. New granite countertops in kitchen, new sinks, new cooktops and new double oven. House has both formals and 3-5 bedrooms with 2 bedrooms down. Guest quarters has 2-3 bedrooms plus living room with cathedral ceiling. Also 2 car garage and swimming pool. Call Becky Faust 713-8289007 (3003CA) BECKY FAUST � RE/MAX Fine Properties � 713-828-9007 � Each Office Independently Owned & Operated TELFAIR � 3 or 4/2/2, All bedrooms on first floor, plus a study, lots of natural light, kitchen includes built-in buffet, granite counters and tile floors, bay window in Master, huge media room upstairs is wired for surround sound. $329,900 (6802SO) FIRST COLONY � 4/3.5/2, Located in the heart of First Colony, this traditional home features great storage and large room sizes, subway tile entry, two walk-in closets in the Master bedroom, wet bar in upstairs gameroom, walk-in pantry in kitchen. $243,000 (3207EF) It's Time to Expect More... Professional Service Market Knowledge Integrity Results Bill Cannon heritagetexas.com Kristi Bajjali Top Producer Kristi Bajjali Julie Moise 281-433-4462 Julie Moise � 713-805-9924 Bill Cannon � 713-306-7664 281.240.8800 19901 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, Texas 77479 www.kristibajjali.com 4500 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX, 77478 CREEKMONT - 4/3.5/2, Home located on a private lot with no back neighbors, featuring a media room, gameroom, data center, island kitchen with granite countertops. $229,000 (2531SO) FIRST COLONY � 5/3.5/3, Located on a corner lot on a cul-de-sac street, this home features formals, plantation shutters throughout, corner fireplace in family room with graceful arched doorways, Island Kitchen with Corian counter tops, gas cooktop and double ovens, and spacious Master suite. $339,990 (1511MG) $445,000 � Sienna This beautiful Federick Harris Estate Home is a rare find! It is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, on a half acre lot. Home has 3 bedrooms downstairs and 2 bedrooms, plus a bonus room upstairs. Too many upgrades to mention them all! Entry has stone flooring. Staircase, formals & family room have recent hardwood flooring. Custom TV niches and a window bench seat in breakfast area are nice touches. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances is to die for! (3411SU) This charming 4 bedroom Ryland Home is located is The Coves of Sienna Plantation. It is located on a quiet cul-de-sac & sits beside a nature reserve. Home includesspaciousfamilyroomandbothformals.Two-sidedfireplacecanbeenjoyedfromeithertheformalliving or family room. Large kitchen has lots of cabinets & plentyofcounterspace.Theislandandcounterprovide additionalprep&servingareas.Shortwalktoneighborhood park & Sienna Crossing Elementary. (3807SV) $199,000 � Sienna GREATWOOD � 4/3.2/2, This home features fresh interior paint, hardwoods, Avanza counters and stainless appliances in the kitchen, study with 2 built-in work centers, finished garage with a half bath. $269,900 (1319SB) FIRST COLONY � 4/3.5/2, Located in popular Oaks of Alcorn. This home features a gourmet kitchen with granite and vaulted ceiling, granite in Master Bath, formal living could be used as a study, game room, and lush back lawn, pool/spa and gazebo. $350,000 (3814EL) See us online www.FortBendStar.com THE STAR Wednesday, June 23, 2010 H PAGE 7 Fort Bend Home SHowcaSe Agent of the month, ***A HeritAge of experience - A HeritAge of StrengtH - A HeritAge of SucceSS****re/MAx HeritAge STAN & JAN POSCOVSKY "People are trusting us with their most valuable asset. It's an awesome responsibility, and we take it very seriously. We give 110%, because we know that our clients' success is our success." Call Stan or Jan for all your real estate needs. "A HeritAge of CAring And trust" 4675 Sweetwater Blvd. new & reSAle HoMeS 281-265-4545 Top Producer for 2009 www.homesoffortbend.com 281-265-7355 www.peoplesproperties.com NEW LISTING REDUCED Perry Home built in 2006! Over 2600 sqft 1 story 4 bedrooms with both formals or study. Gourmet kitchen with 16" tile thru out. Real Hardwood in family room. Cover patio, sprinklers, private culdeasac lot! Priced to go low $200's FIRST COLONY! POOL/SPA/ WATERFALL! Beautiful Newmark home w/all tile and real wood floors thru-out. No carpet. Gourmet kitchen and 2 story living. Paradise pool w/ spa/waterfall all located on culdesac street. Priced to go fast! Don't miss this one. Clements schools. NEW LISTING SUZETTE PEOPLES Broker/Owner 21+ years Experience email@example.com ABR, GRI, E-Pro (WCR & ABWA Member) - buyer repreSentAtion - coMMerciAl SAleS & leASeS - AcreAge - forecloSureS www.peoplesproperties.com www.peoplesproperties.com REDUCED 12703OS STRATFORD PARK 3/2/2 Master separate from other bedrooms. Spacious living rm w/ FP. Sprinkler system - Front & Back. $139,900 9410CW SIENNA VILLAGE 4/3.5/2 Golf course lot. Close to water park in Parkway. Master Down w/ Gamerm up w/ Balcony. $334,900 REDUCED AGAIN NEW LISTING FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND Over 3300sqft! Huge corner lot. 4 bedrooms 3.5 bath! Upgrades include Gourmet island kit. with granite counters & stainless steel appliances. Wood Laminate & tile floors thru -out! mater down and study down. Gameroom up. Hurry, this is rare find will go fast! $270's Trendmaker home built in 2007. Over 4000 sqft! 4 bedrooms 3.5 bath, study & gameroom. 3+ car garage & portechere! Upgrades galore! Across from neighborhood greenbelt and close to Elem. and community parks. Bring an offer! $400's SIENNA PLANTATION 281-980-3322 4/3.5/2 � $399,900 4/2.5/2 � $179,900 FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND! 2 story 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths. Totally updated with new granite kitchen, fixtures, wood & tile thru-out. Landscaped yard with wood deck. Rare find priced in low $200's. SUGAR LAND! Great 1 story home in Sugar Creek. 3 bedrooms & study on big corner lot. Seller has updated with carpet, tile,paint in/out and roof. Shows great! Priced to go in the $200's Hurry. 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LAM (281) 265-4106. � SIENNA VILLAGE � FORT BEND REAL ESTATE BRIEFS Star Real Estate Specialist W.C.R. / ABWA / SWAPEN By Becky Hall estate professionals. Voting begins July 12th at HAR.com firstname.lastname@example.org 281.690.4205 Joan Berger is running for HAR Board of Directors SW Longtime Sugar Land resident and Realtor - 20 plus years in the real estate profession. Joan Berger was the HAR Fort Bend Outstanding Realtor of the Year 2006. Fort Bend PAALS committee member and former TREPAC trustee board member - working for Realtors throughout Houston and homeowners to protect private property rights and the real Weichert, Realtors� - Wayne Murray Properties welcomes Realtor Kim Peigne Realtor Kim Peigne has joined the Sugar Land office of Weichert, Realtors� Wayne Murray Kim Peigne Properties as a specialist in residential sales. She serves clients in Fort Bend, r Lauganstruction � o � inte e Po and k L $ Sew C 9,000 N 69 281-460-1345 281-217-3410 town home community presMary Berna Luxury Lake Pointe.in gated details, high& situated along the waters of Brooks Lake inEntire tigious Elegant ceilings, exquisite moldings, gourmet kitchen. Scott Black floor bedrooms with soothing view of lake. Two car garage and lavishly landscaped backyard. floor is incredibly well-appointed owner's suite with attached study or sitting area. Two first Elevator capable. Additional luxury units available! Walk along the boardwalk to fine dining and retail. Financing Available � CALL MARY � 281-460-1345 / SCOTT � 281-217-3410 (1356LP) Joan Berger Katy, the Loop and surrounding areas. She is a member of the Houston Association of Realtors�, the Texas Association of Realtors� and the National Association of Realtors�. The Fort Bend resident has lived in the area for six years and attends Fountain of Praise Church in Houston. She is an active member of the community as a member of the Houston Area Urban League. Peigne holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Following her education, she worked in consumer packages goods sales and as an account manager with major companies. Weichert, Realtors� - Wayne Murray Properties is located at 301 Commerce Green Boulevard in Sugar Land, telephone (281) 243-4500. FORT BEND REAL ESTATE BRIEFS PAGE 8 H Wednesday, June 23, 2010 THE STAR See us online www.FortBendStar.com stance, a 1st degree felony, with a bond of 50,000. Jesus Moya, 41, was charged with delivery Larry Rios, 37, was charged stance, a 2nd degree felony, Garcia, 32, was charged with of a controlled substance a 2nd with delivery of controlled sub- with a bond of $50,000. Felicia delivery of a controlled sub- degree felony with a bond of 12 Fort Bend residents indicted ................ from page 1 $20,000. Guillermo Arellano, 40, now faces a charge of bond revocation and Nicole Gutierrez, 24, was indicted for possession of marijuana, a 3rd degree felony with a bond of $2,500. While these arrests have been made public, others are expected to follow. James Luna Eddie Garner Sherman Wilson Larry Rios Glenn Raven Kelly Conder Felicia Garcia, Jesus Moya Al Chukwuemeka Joe Petry Guillermo Arellano Nicole Gutierrez Flood insurance part of hurricane preparedness..........................from page 1 Reportedly in Sugar Land, FEMA estimates there are about 4,300 flood insurance policy holders. The Texas Department of Insurance advises that now is the time to check current insurance policies and address questions with insurance agents. Hurricane season is underway and there's that message that continues to be repeated. If you don't live in a mapped floodplain, it doesn't mean you don't need flood insurance, it means you get cheaper flood insurance. It's considered wise to check whether a home or business is in a flood plain. In Fort Bend County, old, obsolete information was replaced with current mapping technologies to better identify and effectively manage county flood hazards aimed at protecting lives and property. This action has earned the county an achievement award, recently announced by Judge Bob Hebert. Flood insurance protection, especially in this Gulf Coast area, goes hand in hand with hurricane season and these days, any discussion of hurricanes now has to include the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, say experts. They say directional storm tracking could push the oil further offshore, but that little is understood about the interaction of tropical cyclones and oil. But all the motions by cities, counties, homeowners and businesses to make strides at flood insurance coverage at this time may be for naught. In Washington, Congress has let the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) lapse, coincidentally at the same time hurricane season started and it was not the first time this year. Although considered by some to be temporary, Congressman Pete Olson said, "Before Congress recessed for Memorial Day, the House rammed through another multibillion dollar extenders bill." He said the costly legislation was unrelated to flood insurance and increases federal spending by $174 billion and adds over $134 billion to an already skyrocket- BUNION PAIN? 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Two lighting pole projects are underway and will better show off the city, which is on a steadfast course to improve its aesthetic image. ing national deficit. "Caught up in this package of bundled legislation was the reauthorization for the National Flood Insurance Program," he said, and "the Senate failed to act on this legislation altogether and the NFIP expired on May 31, 2010." Again, last week Congress did not extend the flood insurance program. A Professional Insurance Agent official reportedly said that the lack of action to renew the flood insurance program means homeowners still cannot obtain new flood insurance coverage through the NFIP. Congressman Olson says that pressing issues such as flood insurance are being bundled up into costly spending bills and this, he said, "fails the people in Fort Bend County who ABWA-SWAPEN need this issue resolved now." For flood information visit www.floodsmart.gov and the Fort Bend County Drainage District Offices at 1004 Blume Road in Rosenberg to see preliminary flood insurance rate maps, also available online at www.co.fortbend.tx.us/ For action by Congress to extend the national flood insurance program, who knows? BEWARE NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING Lunc heon "My staff and I provide a personalized treatment plan using state-of-the-art medical techniques provided in a warm, caring, compassionate environment." S U MMER SIZZL ERS CHRISTMAS IN JULY "It's all about YOU" JULY 20, 2010 11:00 A.M. "THE TERRACE" ON LEXINGTON BLVD IN SUGAR LAND RSVP by July 16th at Noon by calling 281-238-5155 $20 MEMBERS � $25 GUEST VENDORS NEEDED: CALL 713-291-8190 Dumb Criminal ............. from page 1 Seems the cops showed up at her job with a shiny pair of bracelets. They put the snatchus grabus on her and put her in a line-up for witnesses to pick out the hit and run driver! Oh, and by the way, a witness generously left a note on the damaged car with a description of the land barge that hit it as well as license number. The woman was charged with Failure to Stop and Give Information (FSGI). Gotta love someone with the guts to get involved! That minor fender bender is going to cost a whole lot more than a call to the insurance company. 281-313-FEET (3338) St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital Located in Professional Building attached to 1327 Lake Pointe Parkway � Suite 510 Sugar Land, Texas 77478 � Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery � Board Certified in Foot & Ankle Surgery � Certified Wound Specialist � Serving Fort Bend for over 25 Years � Fellow, American College of Foot Surgeons � Past President Harris County Podiatric Medical Society � On Most Insurance Plans REMEMBER Y ou'll see jobs, cars and friends come and go, but you only graduate from high school one time. A TIME TO Notice of Public Hearing Release for Public Review and Comment City of Sugar Land Annual Action Plan For Use of CDBG Funds A public hearing will be held to give all Sugar Land residents an opportunity to voice opinions on the Annual Action Plan for the use of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and proposed projects for next year. The City would like to hear your comments on how to prioritize programs for the coming year and how we plan to spend our CDBG funding in 2010-2011. Each year, the City of Sugar Land produces an Annual Action Plan that prioritizes the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. A draft of the Annual Action Plan will be available for public review and comment beginning June 28, 2010 through July 27, 2010. The draft plan may be found on the City website www.sugarlandtx.gov and in the City Secretary Office, City of Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. In addition, the City will host a public meeting to further explain the CDBG process and solicit comments and feedback from residents concerning the proposed activities. Comments will be taken into consideration for any changes to the draft plan before submittal to HUD. All attendees are invited to speak on the subject of CDBG at the public hearing on: R elive the memories, the moments, the achievement. Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:00 PM Sugar Land Community Center 226 Matlage Way Sugar Land, Texas 77478 Residents may also send comments before July 28, 2010, to the City of Sugar Land Community and Environmental Services Department, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479 or P.O. Box 110, Sugar Land, Texas 77487-0110. Residents may fax their comments to the City at (281) 275-2771. CDBG Program Background The national objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate-income persons. Not less than 70% of CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefit low and moderate-income persons. CDBG goals include: 1. Improving the urban environment in low and moderate income areas; 2. Eliminating blighting influences and the deterioration of property, neighborhoods and public facilities in low and moderate-income areas; and 3. Ensuring decent, safe, sanitary housing for low and moderate-income residents. Eligible activities include but are not limited to: public facility construction and improvements; handicapped accessibility; operational funding for non-profit agencies servicing primarily low income persons; rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing; housing development assistance, enforcement of City codes; clearance and demolition; infrastructure improvements; business development and job creation activities. Fair Housing Issues The Public Hearing will also be a forum regarding input on fair housing and related issues. Citizens with suggestions and/or concerns will be provided opportunity to voice those issues during the last portion of the public hearing. Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for special accommodations or interpretive services must be made at least 48 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact Stacie Henderson at 281-275-2170 or by FAX at 281-275-2771. O rder a professionally-produced DVD of your school's commencement exercises from Star Video Digital Productions. Easy online ordering at: www.fortbendgradvideos.com Or visit our table on the main concourse at the Toyota Center the day of the event 4655 Techniplex Drive, suite 500 Stafford, TX 77477 281-690-4280 See us online www.FortBendStar.com THE STAR Wednesday, June 23, 2010 H PAGE 9 Splish... Splash .......................................... from page 1 "We've allowed residents a number of opportunities and that is what the process is about," she said, adding that FCCA had done its best to address concerns. "Although the level of opposition is by some people in the community there, it is not the majority of people from the greater community," she said. As for closing the swimming pools, "five of the 10 is what we are proposing," she said, "and we don't have a timeline when this will happen." TV news accounts had reported that the pools would close by Labor Day. She explained the pool closures did not mean the end of a recreational area for a subdivision, but rather, a different recreational amenity would be redeveloped in place of a pool. One of the new pools she referred to is at the aquatic center on Austin Parkway that will have an interactive leisure pool, water slide, beach entry, play features, a playground and lazy river. It is proposed for construction later this year and projected to be ready for use during this time in 2011. "The new pools will have 10 to 12 lifeguards per pool," and FCCA will require more lifeguard staffing positions than it now has, she said of the new aquatic complexes to be developed at some existing pool sites available to residents in lieu of the smaller pools proposed for closure. At Edgewater Park, "We're keeping the playful dragon in there," she said of the park design. "It is a beautiful, fabulous park," and she said the dragon feature goes throughout the entire park. But that's not all. Here's what some of the neighborhood residents have to say. "Neighborhood pools are being swapped for a public attraction." "The park will be invasive and should not be in a quiet, residential neighborhood, but rather a larger public area." As a term of endearment, Edgewater Park was even referred to as a hidden gem. Some in the FCCA neighborhoods to be affected say that property values will fall. Others said they moved to First Colony because of the pools, and because of the closures, they may have to move out. A petition to stop the implementation of the splash park in Lakes of Edgewater began last month followed by a series of questions to the board. In the petition, reference is made to proposed plans that include Lakes of Edgewater, Crescent Lake, Lexington Colony, Magnolia Plantation, the Lakes and Heritage Colony, which will be impacted by amenity changes, with some of those areas getting splash parks. Alcorn Oaks, Austin Park, Creekshire, and Woodstream, according to the plan they say, will all have their pools closed. "We now have the Woodstream subdivision on board," Mason said reminding neighbors of the FCCA meeting. "We are over 70% on the `No Splash Park' petition for the Lakes of Edgewater," which includes Edgewater Bay and Edgewater Gardens. She told neighbors that 5 other subdivisions were on board that will have their pools closed and filled with dirt and they were working hard to inform Red light camera issues ............................. from page 1 on the ballot to ban red light cameras because of those short yellows. Van Der Grinten is also collecting signatures in Sugar Land. As part of his research, he said that in Houston at Gessner and the Southwest Freeway, signage allows right turns on red without a full stop with the use of a yield sign. "This practice is not prohibited by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices if it is deemed to improve traffic flow," he said. He even has TxDOT information that affirms that the short yellow traffic lights are illegal and the different yellow light timing standards from TxDOT for lights on roads in accordance with 6 speed limits ranging from 35 to 60 MPH. There is also urban crash contributing data from TxDOT that Van Der Grinten has shared with the city. Sugar Land's mayor will be getting back to Van Der Grinten and until then, all remains in place as is. For now, what Van Der Grinten would like is a statement on the city's website that says, "The Sugar Land red light camera enforcement program is under review for its effectiveness in reducing accidents and its fairness to the driving public." In the meantime, there's this taking place. The Lone Star Project, affiliated with the federal PAC Lone Star Fund, reports that the state's biggest advocate of red light cameras, Texas State House representative Linda Harper-Brown, who sits on the Texas House Transportation Committee is facing charges filed by a Democratic watch-dog organization, the Texas Values in Action Coalition. A formal bribery complaint was filed with the U.S. Attorney and with the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County DA's office. Reportedly, the top advocate for red-light cameras in the Texas Legislature, Harper-Brown also drives a $55,000 Mercedes Benz, owned by a transportation company that, along with its sister company, has sold red-light cameras and received more than $12.3 million in Texas state contracts. Harper-Brown is also known as a relentless promoter and defender of red-light camera traffic enforcement said a Dallas news source. Several years ago, it reported that Harper-Brown offered amendments, inserted legislative language and generally used her personal and political influence to promote the use of red light cameras by cities to photograph and fine motorists at road intersections. residents before the plan would move forward. In numbers, Mason said 113 were against the splash park, out of 159 polled in Lakes of Edgewater; 70 against, out of 78 in Edgewater Bay and 22 against, out of 38 in Edgewater Gardens. She said the total number has increased and "we also have over 100 more in other areas of First Colony." About 15 homeowners affected by the FCCA master plan spoke at the FCCA board meeting last week. Not all those who signed up to speak said "no" altogether. But some said "no" partly because they were just now becoming aware of these plans. In a response letter to petitioners, FCCA provides a list of times when topics were discussed in public meetings and also addressed in their newsletters. FCCA also states the information was posted on its website starting in 2008. Protesters, on the other hand, say that an FCCA Resident Amenities Survey conducted in May 2009 shows homeowners desiring to keep their pools and natural parks. Additionally, they say that approximately 40% of the survey participants assigned low values for the idea of replacing pools with spray parks rather than refurbishing pools. Highest-rated proposed amenities, they said, were lowcost, low-impact improvements like hiking/biking trails and canoeing on the lake. The cities of Sugar Land and Missouri City are currently working on the addition of several hike and bike trails, said FCCA, adding that their own focus will be to tie into proposed trail extensions, wherever possible. Mason, the homeowner opposition lead, said that there have been questions asked of FCCA that "they have either ignored, gave us conflicting answers on, or have not answered the questions directly." She also said that some of the questions asked during a board meeting were worded differently than asked, "and then coming up with their answer to help their point of view." 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E-Fax? � Show You How to Work from Home with an IP Telephone Set? By LeaAnne Klentzman Five suspects have been arrested for engaging in organized criminal activity stemming from the theft of personal banking information. After several months of investigation, the Fort Bend Organized Crime Unit at the sheriff's department have concluded an investigation into the activity of a theft and forgery ring. Sheriff's spokesperson Terriann Carlson said Tuesday morning that five suspects who participated in the a forged check scam are now in custody. She identified the suspects as Leeandre Aaron Brewer, 24, of Houston, Jessie Lamon Rose, 30, of Garland, Frederick Lee Herford, 37, of Houston, Dallas Christopher Toussaint, 27, of Houston and Brandon William Stowe, 24, also of Houston. Carlson said the group used information gleaned Leeandre Brewer from Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union, Plano, Texas, a clearinghouse for numerous credit unions throughout the state. At the time of the organized criminal activity, suspect Jessie Lamon Rose, 30, of Garland, Texas was employed as a manager with Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union in Plano. The banking information used by the group was compromised by Rose. According to Carlson, Leeandre Aaron Brewer, was the ring leader of the operation. She said Brewer produced checks Jessie Rose using bank account and personal identifying information obtained by Rose to purchase large ticket items as big box stores like Target, Macy's and Dillard's. She said the organization's operations, saying that Brewer, Herford, Toussaint, and Stowe, would travel out of state and purchase high dollar merchandise by using fraudulent checks. Some of the items purchased were said to be electronics and clothing. The travelers would then ship the ill Frederick Herford gotten goods back to Houston then later return them for a cash refund. In searching county records, Leeandre Aaron Brewer has a previous charge of forgery from back in 2007. In that case Brewer was arrested by Sugar Land Police Department on July 27 for forgery and took a plea bargain for one year in Texas Department of Corrections for a State Jail Felony. That case was disposed of in October of Dallas Toussaint 2008. Also One Call, One Source, Unlimited Solutions Serving Fort Bend County - Since 1992 281-265-3500 A Helping Hand Ed's Pharmacy (281) 499-4555 High-altitude illness (HAI) sometimes occurs during a trip to high altitudes. There are several different types of HAI. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is the most common form, and can occur if ascent occurs too quickly. Approximately 50% of persons who normally reside at low altitudes and then travel above 10,000 feet may be affected. Persons who have experienced HAI in the past are at an increased risk of being affected in future trips to high altitudes. The cause of HAI involves lowered air pressure and decreased oxygen concentration at higher altitudes. Signs and symptoms include headache, lightheadedness, decreased appetite, and nausea. Typically symptoms begin within 6 to 12 hours after arriving at an altitude of 8,000 feet or more. A slow ascent to higher altitudes is recommended for prevention of AMS. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) available overthe-counter, such as aspirin and naproxen (Aleve), may be taken to prevent a headache from occurring during a rapid ascent, or to treat a headache upon first appearance of symptoms. For nausea or vomiting, promethazine (Phenergan) and ondansetron (Zofran) are available with a prescription. Acetazolamide (Diamox) may be prescribed to prevent or treat AMS symptoms and to improve breathing at high altitudes. from 3740 Cartwright Road (@ FM 1092) MEDICATIONS FOR HIGH-ALTITUDE ILLNESS An out of state custody battle spills into Sugar Land By LeaAnne Klentzman A Kentucky mother and her current husband were arrested after the biological father notified police that his ex-wife and their three underage children were at a home in Sugar Land. Friday, June 18, Sugar Land Police responded to a welfare concern at a home on West Autumn Run Circle. The welfare concern was based on a call from a man who told police his ex-wife, the biological mother of the children, and her current husband had kidnapped the three youngsters from Kentucky. When police checked, they found the mother and her three children. A brief investigation revealed that a warrant had been issued for the mother for KidnappingInterference with Child Custody out of Williamsburg, Kentucky. The mother was taken into custody and currently awaits extradition back to Kentucky from the Fort Bend County Jail. Once the step-father arrived on the scene, he too was arrested and taken into custody for Kidnapping-Interference with Child Custody. After a visit to the Sugar Land Police Department the children were reunited with their biological father, who, as the mother was being detained, was already on his way to Texas from Kentucky. according to county records, the organized criminal activity of this group occurred on April 1, 2010. They were charged June Brandon Stowe 14, 2010. Carlson said, "Detectives identified 62 victims who bank with various credit unions throughout the state and believe the financial losses will exceed $100,000." Interestingly, one of those 62 victim's was the sheriff's chief deputy's wife, Detective Vanessa Brady. No information was available as to the jurisdictions of where other charges are expected to be filed, or if there were any other victims in Fort Bend County. Ministry for the deaf community to be offered A ministry for the deaf community by Great Oaks Baptist Church, 7101 FM 2759 (Thompson Hwy.) desires to start this ministry. Beginning July 11, they will start interpreting the 11 a.m. services. Individuals interested in attending or skilled ASL or fluent interpreters who would like to assist with this ministry should contact Andy at 832-722-2096. Visit our website at FortBendStar.com for more stories THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS LEGALS LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing an Invitation for Bids for the following: IFB #236-10 RECONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH GESSNER ROAD AND CRAVENS ROAD Scope: This project is for the reconstruction of concrete roadway of South Gessner Road and Cravens Road in the City of Missouri City. The successful contractor shall provide labor, materials, equipment and transportation necessary to perform under this contract per specifications. There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid conference at 2:00 P.M. local time June 28, 2010 in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1522 Texas Parkway in Missouri City. Bid responses will be accepted until 2:00 P.M. local time July 19, 2010 and then opened. Bid documents are available beginning June 16th from the office of Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. 10777 Westheimer, Suite 400 Houston, TX 77042 (281) 558-8700 Office There is a non-refundable fee for the bid documents of $25.00 payable to Brown & Gay Engineers. Bids must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Bids must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. 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Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada. LEGALS CITY OF SUGAR LAND NOTICE TO BIDDERS STATE HIGHWAY 6 TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE 1. The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City: CIP PROJECT NAME: State Highway 6 Traffic Signal Upgrade CIP PROJECT NUMBER: TR0702 LOCATION OF WORK: State Highway 6 at Williams Trace Boulevard, Settlers Way Boulevard, and Frost Pass 2. Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from the following location with payment of $100.00: Traffic Engineers, Incorporated 8323 Southwest Freeway Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77074 3. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 08, 2010, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. 4. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Cane Room Number 161, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. 5. The City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that complies with all requirements of the Request for Bids. The City of Sugar Land will give notice of the contract award within sixty (60) calendar days after the bid opening date and time. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary NOTICE OF SALE FORT BEND COUNTY WATER CONTROL & IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2, of Fort Bend County, Texas (A Political Subdivision of the State of Texas Located within Fort Bend County, Texas) $4,800,000 Unlimited Tax Bonds, Series 2010A Bids to be Submitted: 2:00 P.M., Houston, Texas Time Bids to be Opened: 6:30 P.M., Houston, Texas Time Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Place and Time of Sale: The Board of Directors (the "Board") of Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2, of Fort Bend County, Texas (the "District") will receive and publicly read bids for the purchase of the Bonds at the designated meeting place inside the boundaries of the District, 2331 South Main Street, Stafford, Texas 77477 at 6:30 P.M. Houston, Texas Time, on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Address of Bids: Bids, which must be submitted in duplicate on the Official Bid Form and plainly marked "Bid for Bonds," should be addressed to "President and Board of Directors of Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2," and delivered to the District's Financial Advisor, RBC Capital Markets, Attn: Eugene B. Shepherd, 1001 Fannin Street, Suite 1200, Houston, Texas 77002, prior to 2:00 P.M., Houston, Texas Time, on the date of the bid opening. Any bid received after 2:00 P.M., Houston, Texas Time, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. All bids must be accompanied by a Bank Cashier's Check in the amount of $96,000 payable to the order of the District as a good faith deposit. Information: The Bonds are more completely described in the "Official Notice of Sale" and the "Preliminary Official Statement" which may be obtained from RBC Capital Markets, 1001 Fannin, Suite 1200, Houston, Texas 77002, Financial Advisor to the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any and all irregularities except time of filing. This notice does not constitute an offer to sell the Bonds but is merely notice of sale of the Bonds as required by law. The offer to sell the Bonds will be made only by means of the "Official Notice of Sale," the "Preliminary Official Statement," and the "Official Bid Form." Board of Directors Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2, of Fort Bend County, Texas NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Marlene Jones Gronauer, Deceased, were issued on June 14, 2010, in Cause No. 10CP022871, pending in the County Court at Law No. 1, Fort Bend County, Texas, to Cortney Ann Cole and Grant Cole. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Kevin M. 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Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from the following location with payment of $100.00: Traffic Engineers, Incorporated 8323 Southwest Freeway Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77477 Phone: 713-270-8145 Or Download Free: http://trafficengineers.com/CSJ-0912-00-374.pdf and http://trafficengineers.com/CSJ-0912-00-374-Manual.pdf 3. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. 4. A pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 17, 2010, City of Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Cane Room No. 161, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. 5. The City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that complies with all requirements of the Request for Bids. The City of Sugar Land will give notice of the contract award within sixty (60) calendar days after the bid opening date and time. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary CIP PROJECT NAME: CITY OF SUGAR LAND NOTICE TO PROPOSERS TRAFFIC SIGNAL POLE ASSEMBLIES Five (5) sealed proposals, one (1) original and four (4) copies, addressed to the City of Sugar Land, Texas, will be received until 11:00 o'clock a.m., Thursday, July 01, 2010, for: TRAFFIC SIGNAL POLE ASSEMBLIES Sealed RFPs shall be appropriately marked as follows: RFP NO. 2010-32 TRAFFIC POLE SIGNAL ASSEMBLIES AND BIDDER'S NAME, ADDRESS, AND DUE DATE Bidder shall sign and date the proposal. RFPs that are not signed and dated will be rejected. Signed and sealed proposals shall be delivered to the City Secretary Office on or before 11:00 o'clock a.m., Thursday, July 01, 2010, City of Sugar Land, City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. All RFPs received after the appointed time shall be returned to bidder unopened. Notice of the award of contract shall be given by the City within one hundred twenty (120) days following the date for the opening of the RFP. The City reserves the right to revise or amend the specifications prior to the date set for opening of proposals. Such revisions or amendments, if any, will be announced by addenda or addendum to the specifications. Copies of such addenda so issued will be furnished to all prospective bidders and may or may not affect the proposal opening date. The City of Sugar Land reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive informalities in the proposals received. The award will be made to the lowest responsible bidder based on the evaluation criteria provided in the RFP. RFP documents may be secured from City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, or by registering at https://www.bidsync. com. Registration is free. All proposal documents, amendments and other information relating to the proposal will be posted at this site. For questions regarding this RFP, please contact Todd Reed, Purchasing Manager, Telephone (281) 275-2734 or email email@example.com. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT 5PM 281-690-4200 See us online www.FortBendStar.com THE STAR Wednesday, June 23, 2010 H PAGE 11 THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT H C l a s s i EMPLOYMENT a d s H EMPLOYMENT CALL US AT 281-690-4200 � Fax: 281-690-4250 EMPLOYMENT BOOKKEEPER. 2 mornings/week. Quickbooks experience necessary, Fort Bend area. 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Lowest Price in America! $24.99/mo for over 120 Channels! $500 Bonus! 1-877-850-5239** DONATE YOUR CAR, Truck or Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 day Vacation. Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care of. 1-866-507-5455** TEXCAP DISCLAIMER This publication does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any advertisement, nor the quality of the goods or services offered. Readers are cautioned to thoroughly investigate all claims made and to use good judgment and reasonable care when dealing with persons unknown to you.** NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION FOR TPDES PERMIT FOR MUNICIPAL WASTE WATER RENEWAL PERMIT NO. WQ0010086001 APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2, 2331 South Main Street, Stafford, Texas 77477, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a renewal of TPDES Permit No. WQ0010086001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 6,000,000 gallons per day. The current permit also authorizes land application of Class A sludge and the Marketing and Distribution of Class A sludge. TCEQ received this application on June 3,2009. The facility is located at 902 Corine, approximately 2,000 feet west of the intersection of 5th Street and Staffordshire Road in the City of Stafford in Fort Bend County, Texas 77477. The treated effluent is currently discharged to Stafford Run; thence to Independence Lake; thence to Stafford Run; thence to Upper Oyster Creek. Upon completion of the modification to the discharge route, the treated effluent will be discharged to Stafford Run; thence to Upper Oyster Creek in Segment No. 1245 of the Brazos River Basin. The unclassified receiving water uses are no significant aquatic life use for Stafford Run and high aquatic life use for Independence Lake. The designated uses for Segment No. 1245 are intermediate aquatic life use, public water supply and contact recreation. The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas. PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting about this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application. TCEQ holds a public meeting if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING After the deadline for submitting public comments, the Executive Director will consider all timely comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Unless the application is directly referred for a contested case hearing, the response to comments will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and to those persons who are on the mailing list for this application. If comments are received, the mailing will also provide instructions for requesting a contested case hearing or reconsideratiou of the Executive Director's decision. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a state district court. TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name; address, phone; applicant's name and permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the facility; a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general public; and the statement "l [/we] request a contested case hearing." If the request for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request must designate the group's representative for receiving future correspondence; identify an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the information discussed above regarding the affected member's location and distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are germane to the group's purpose. Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission will only grant a contested case hearing on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission's decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues that were raised in timely filed comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. TCEQ may act on an application to renew a permit for discharge of wastewater without providing an opportunity for a contested case hearing if certain criteria are met. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION. The Executive Director may issue final approval of the application unless a timely contested case hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed. If a timely hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed, the Executive Director will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward the application and request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director's decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on: (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. All written public comments and public meeting requests must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at www.tceq.state.tx.us/about/comments.html within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of this notice. AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Office of Public Assistance, Toll Free, at 1. 800-687-4040. Si desea informaci�n en Espafiol, puede Ilamar al 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.TCEO.state.tx.us. Further information may also be obtained from Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Steve Barry, P.E., with Jones & Carter, Inc. at (281) 363-4039. Issuance Date June 10, 2010 713-824-1133 cell H H H H H H H H LEGALS LEGALS Call LEGALS LEGALS NOTICE OF SALE Under an Order for Sale of Realty entered in the United States of America v. Derric Z. Cofield and Paulette Cofield, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Civil No. H-08-2395, the United States will offer to sell at public auction the land and improvements known as 6218 Bankside, Houston, Texas 77096, Harris County, Texas, and more particularly described as: Lot Seventy-Three in Block Five, Replat of Fondren Southwest Northbrook, Section One, according to the map in Volume 181, Page 67, of the map Records of Harris County, Texas. Date: July 6, 2010 Time: 11:00 a.m. bidder registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Location of Sale: Minimum Bid: Harris County Family Law Center, 1115 Congress, Houston, TX 77002 $50,000.00 The property will be offered for sale at public auction and sold to the highest bidder, under the terms and conditions of sale that are set forth below, foreclosing all of the right, title and interest of the defendants, Derric Z. Cofield and Paulette Cofield. The successful bidder shall be required to deposit at the time of the sale with the Internal Revenue Service a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the bid, with the deposit to be made by certified check or cashier's check, payable to United States District Court, immediately upon the real property being struck and awarded to the highest and best bidder. Before being permitted to bid at the sale, bidders shall display to the Internal Revenue Service proof that they are able to comply with this requirement. No bids will be received from any one who has not presented that proof. The balance of the purchase price for the property shall be paid to the Internal Revenue Service, Property Appraisal and Liquidation Specialist, within fifteen (15) days after the date the bid is accepted, by a certified or cashier's check, payable to the United States District Court. If the successful bidder fails to fulfill this requirement, the deposit shall be forfeited and shall be applied to cover the expenses of the sale, with any amount remaining to be applied to the federal tax liabilities of Derrick Z. Cofield and Paulette Cofield. The real property shall be again offered for sale under the terms and conditions of the order of sale. The sale of the property will confirm itself within 20 days from the date of sale, unless someone objects to the sale. Upon the confirmation of the sale, the Internal Revenue Service shall issue the buyer a deed conveying full title to the buyer and warranting against claims under the Service. On confirmation of the sale, all rights to title, liens against, claims or interest in the property that are held or asserted by all parties to this action, are discharged and extinguished. The property will be sold without appraisal, subject to any unpaid property taxes or other priority interests to satisfy the Judgment. The government reserves the right to reject any bids and to withdraw the property from sale. The sale shall be subject to building lines if established, all laws, ordinances, and governmental regulation (including building and zoning ordinances), affecting the premises, and easements and restrictions of record, if any. The property is offered for sale "where is" and "as is" and without recourse against the United States. The United States makes no guaranty or warranty of condition of the property, or its fitness for any purpose. The United States will not consider any claim for allowance or adjustment or for the rescission of the sale based on failure of the property to comply with any expressed or implied representation. This is not an advertisement of a sale of seized property. This is an information notice only regarding a sale being conducted by the Internal Revenue Service as a result of the foreclosure of Internal Revenue Service Federal Tax Liens by the Department of Justice. Additional information can be found at hhtp://www.irsauctions.gov or by calling Shelia Kuykendall, the Property Appraisal and Liquidation Specialist at (713/201-8820). The information stated in other hyperlinks on this web page does not apply to this type of sale. The sale is ordered under 28 U.S.C. �� 2001, 2002 and 2004, and is made without right of redemption. Dated: April 22, 2010 ��������������������������������� SHELIA KUYKENDALL Property Appraisal & Liquidation Specialist Internal Revenue Service 12941 I- 45N, Suite 316, Stop 5224HNW Houston, TX 77060-1235 HHH PAGE 12 H Wednesday, June 23, 2010 THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT THE STAR See us online www.FortBendStar.com H C l a s s i a d s H HOME IMPROVEMENT Interior and Exterior Sheetrock Repair THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS HOME IMPROVEMENT Pressure Washing HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT ALAN'S PLUMBING "A Complete Plumbing Service" Call Ray � IRON FENCE REPAIR � Repair-Remodel Inside/Out Carpentry u Painting u Sheetrock Cabinets � Shelving � Doors ~ All This & Much More ~ HOME IMPROVEMENTS Air Conditioning Call us today and in most cases we will have your house cool TODAY! Serving Ft. Bend 31 years � Complete systems and service of all brands 713-962-3805 PROBLEMS? 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Hobby Shop .........................................................................265-4844 TELEPHONE / VOICE MAIL SYSTEM ProStar Communications "See the Power of Panasonic at Our Demo Center" .........................281-265-3500 HOME HEALTH CARE All Nursing Home Health Services, Inc ...................................... 713-266-1062 281-690-4200 HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS CONCEALED HANDGUN classes/camera syst. 24/7 .................... 713-726-8444 WELDING WELDING All Metals 652 Stafford Run Rd. ................................. 281-403-1500 PAGE 14 H Wednesday, June 23, 2010 THE STAR See us online www.FortBendStar.com Richmond man's DWI convictions land him in prison By LeaAnne Klentzman Judge finally sentences man to prison after three DWI convictions and another DWI charge pending in Harris County. J u d g e Clifford J. Vacek, 400th District Court, revoked the five year probated sentence of Richmond resident Raul Raul Carranco Carranco, On June 10, 2010 Carranco was before Judge Vacek for a revocation hearing on his 2008 DWI - 3rd conviction. Initially, at the time of his 3rd conviction, Carranco was sentenced to a five year probated sentence. But in the hearing, Vacek reportedly told Carranco that he had been given chance, after chance, after chance, but continued to drink and drive so he was sentencing him to the maximum; 10 years in prison. In the 2008 case, Carranco, now 29, was granted a five year probated sentence for his third DWI conviction, which was a felony. However, according to Assistant District Attorney Bob Yack, "Two months into the probation term, Carranco was sent to the Substance Abuse Felony Treatment Facility run by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for six months of intensive treatment because he continued to drink." Yack went on to explain that, "On May 12, 2009, six months after his release from treatment, a Houston police officer observed Carranco driving without his headlights on 4:00 a.m. in the Club Creek/Beechnut area near Highway 59." During that encounter with HPD, Carranco refused to stop and led police on a high-speed chase for 16 miles, eventually wrecking his car in Cullen Park on Barker-Cypress Road north of I-10. During the revocation hearing, officers testified that Carranco was running red lights and stop signs, weaving dangerously in and out of traffic during the pursuit. When the chase ended, officers determined that Carranco had been drinking and found beer in his vehicle, said Yack. Aside from the revocation of his third DWI, Carranco still faces charges in Harris County for Driving While Intoxicated and Evading Arrest in a Vehicle arising from the May 12, 2009 pursuit. What was he thinking? Sugar Land Police arrest teenager for evading arrest By LeaAnne Klentzman Monday morning, June 21, about 9:30 a.m., Sugar Land police responded to a suspicious person call in the Riverbend North subdivision in the area of North Medio River Circle. According to reports, a suspicious Hispanic male was walking down the street, looking into garages. Even after a quick response, officers were unable to locate the suspicious subject. Then again, just minuets after 10 a.m., they were again sent to the same area. At last, an officer located the teen and questioned him in the 1600 block of S. Medio River Circle. Reportedly, the teen was not responding appropriately to the questions from the officer and when checked for weapons, he bolted down the street and into a backyard. A foot pursuit ensued and several backup units were deployed to the area. The chase traversed through numerous yards, over fences, throughout the Riverbend neighborhood. As officers were checking backyards, the suspect could be seen hopping fences from one yard to the next. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., the suspect, a 17 year old Sugar Creek resident, was arrested and charged with evading arrest or detention. The case remains under investigation. � � � HEEL PAIN? There is a New Non-Surgical Procedure Using Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy �Proceduretakeslessthan30minutes. �Thereislittletonopainafterwards. �Youcanreturntoworkthenextday wearingnormalshoes. Prayer List Darren Glynn, civilian contractor Corporal 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. 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Amy L. Haase, D.P.M. www.diagnosticfootspecialists.com Four Convenient Locations: Heights/Northwest � Greenway/Galleria Area � Sugar Land � Memorial/Town & Country 713-850-0125 BAPTIST CHURCH CHURCH OF CHRIST BAPTIST CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER � 832-655-2515 SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST � 281-561-0881 2106 5th Street � Missouri City Sunday Worship: 10:30am (Brunch Follows) www.bcredeemer.org Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ! 2223 FM1092 � Missouri City Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am www.hbctx.org 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 LUTHERAN CHURCH Fort Bend Lawyers CARE would like to thank Fort Bend Cares for their donation of $5,000. This marks the hopeful beginning of a fruitful relationship between Fort Bend Cares and Fort Bend Lawyers CARE, by providing equal access to justice, and raising the standard of living for low-income Fort Bend County residents in need of civil legal assistance. Fort Bend Cares is a nonprofit organization that raises money through grants and donations to fund other nonprofits, essential to improving the quality of life in Fort Bend. Fort Bend Lawyers CARE is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to granting equal access to justice to impoverished citizens of Fort Bend County through volunteer lawyers. Please contact Fort Bend Lawyers CARE if you require civil legal assistance and are a low-income Fort Bend County resident, or contact us if you want to become one of our supporters or volunteers: 281-2390015. Together, we make a difference in Fort Bend County. HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH � 281-403-4994 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 DISCIPLES OF CHRIST The right choice... here to stay Independent Free Community Newspapers TARGETED Our town. Our people. This newspaper is delivered to almost all of the people in the towns that you need to reach. FIRST COLONY CHRISTIAN CHRUCH � 281-980-4141 4141 Sweetwater Blvd. � Sugar Land, TX 77479 Traditional Service 9:45 a.m. Contemporary (Praise) 11:20am www.FCCCDOC.org In depth Bible study during both services METHODIST CHURCH NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) � 281-499-7611 1424 FM 1092 Rd., Missouri City, 77459 Worship w/Holy Communion: 8:00 & 10:30 am Education hour for all ages: 9:15am www.newhopelc.org CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH � 281-980-6888 1123 Burney Road, Sugar Land, 77498 ST. MARTIN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) � 281-980-0695 3300 Austin Parkway � Sugar Land, TX 77479 Worship: 9:30am WWW. CUMCSL.ORG Education: 10:45am Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am www.stmartinslc.org Children's Worship: 11:05am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) � 281-242-7729 800 Brooks Street Sugar Land, 77478 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH � 281-499-3502 Sunday Worship Services: 8:00am & 10:30am 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missori City, TX 77459 Faith Lutheran School Pre K - 8th Grade Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am www.faithlutheranschool.org Open Skies Worship: 8:30am � www.fumcmc.org Sunday School All Ages 9:45am NON DENOMINATIONAL SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH � 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org BRIGHTON CHURCH � 281-988-7755 11925 SW Frwy 59 � Stafford (Between W. Airport and Murphy Rd.) Sunday Worship: 10:30am www.brightonhouston.org � Refreshing & Relevant AUDITED We have the numbers! Our receivership and readership are unmatched in the community. You need our numbers, because we provide the audience you need. PROVEN We've been bringing buyers and sellers together for decades. When times are tough, choose the paper that is here to stay. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH � 281-499-2310 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Coffee/Donuts: 8:30am - 8:45am Sunday School: 8:45am - 9:45am Worship Service: 10:00am - 11:00am www.spcmc.org CHURCH OF CHRIST FREEDOM CHURCH � 281-240-1055 121 Wood ST. � Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am www.facebook.com/freedomchurchintl Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST � 281-261-5216 SWEETWATER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP � 281-980-1623 2025 FM 1092 � Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org 1730 Staffordshire � Stafford Sunday Worship 10:45am www.sweetwater777.org Encounter God's Healing Love � Buck and Anna Eaton, pastors M E M B E R: Scripture of the week "But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die." Psalm 27:1 To place an ad in The Fort Bend County Worship Directory 281-690-4200 Independent Free Papers of America 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford TX 77477 � Tel: 281-690-4200 See us online www.FortBendStar.com THE STAR T ES W ES LO IC T PR Wednesday, June 23, 2010 H PAGE 15 Sixth Annual Impact a Hero weekend hits new record Impact A Hero Weekend set new record of over $750,000 in donations, sponsorships and participation. Impact A Hero supports severely wounded veterans returning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and their families. Many times mothers, fathers, husbands, wives become caregivers to our wounded heroes and are forced to leave their jobs. Emergency financial aid is needed to pay bills including mortgage, rent, utilities, food and home and vehicle disability retrofits. Impact Player Partners is there to provide unbiased financial aid to our wounded heroes and their families. Impact a Hero and KPRC's Sports Director Randy McIlvoy hosted Impact a Hero 5k Walk, Run and Wheel at Mercer Stadium, in Sugar Land This year, Impact A Hero had more than 2,000 runners, including 50 wounded heroes and their families. Houston Texans Head football Coach Gary Kubiak and several of his coaches and players participated with our wounded heroes. S N BE TIO C LE SE TILE & ALL BEST SERVICE AND LOWEST PRICES TILE � WOOD � STONE � GRANITE � LAMINATE � CARPET SQ. FT. $2 TILES 99* INSTALLED LAMINATE SQ. FT. $299* $499* $199 SW FRWY INSTALLED SQ. FT. $29 $1 GRANITE 95* INSTALLED ENGINEERED WOOD SQ. FT. INSTALLED CARPET TRAVERTINE TILE * Offer valid on selected styles of Tiles. Granite and woods SQ. FT. 69* INSTALLED SQ. FT. 281-240-0640 Hall of Fame Inductee � Shown left to right are: Kevin Robert- Senior VP of Marketing & Business Development, Pride International Gala Sponsor; Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin- 2010 Hall of Fame Inductee; and Christian Okoye- Former All-Pro Running Back Kansas City Chiefs. MON - FRI 9 ~ 7 PM SAT 10 ~ 5 PM SUNDAY ~ CLOSED MURPHY RD W. AIRPORT Fax 281.240.0643 Cell 832.890.8519 12002 SOUTHWEST FRWY STAFFORD, TEXAS 77477 Overnight lane closures scheduled along Highway 6 Periodic overnight closures along State Highway 6 between Kensington Boulevard and Lexington Boulevard are expected through October. The closures are needed while the following improvements are constructed along the roadway: � The northbound State Highway 6 turn lanes to Kensington Boulevard will be extended. � The southbound lanes of State Highway 6 between U.S. Highway 59 and City Walk will be realigned to improve traffic flow. � Left-turn access from the northbound lanes of State Highway 6 to City Walk will be eliminated. This will be accomplished by creating a continuous median at the location. � The southbound State Highway 6 right-turn lane to Town Center Blvd. will be extended. � The northbound State Highway 6 right-turn lane to U.S. Highway 59 will be extended. � The southbound U.S. Highway 59 frontage road rightturn lane to Highway 6 will be extended. Traffic disruptions will be minimized by scheduling necessary lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. during the project. Scholarships awarded by Fort guesswho'sback Bend Friends & Neighbors Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors awarded $1,000 scholarships to seven Fort Bend County students at their Lazy Days of Summer luncheon, May 20, 2010 at Safari Texas. What makes this scholarship program unique is that it provides assistance for students who are planning to attend college in our local area and need financial aid to help achieve that goal. Funds for the scholarships are raised through the annual silent auction and donations. This year the Bookworms club donated the proceeds from author Philippa Gregory's visit to Sugar Land to the fund. Scholarships were presented by president Sandra Boyd to Araceli Ovalle, Kempner High School graduate attending HCCStafford; Wendy Navarro, Lamar Consolidated High School graduate attending WCJC-Richmond; Rori Hutcheson, Terry High School graduate, 2009, attending WCJC-Richmond; Si Mei Guo, Stafford High School graduate, attending HCC-Stafford; Logan Danna, Travis High School graduate, attending WCJC; Hoa Le Au, Stafford High School graduate, attending HCC-Stafford, Khendra Felton, Needville High School graduate, attending WCJC-Richmond. For information, visit www. fbfn.org. Fort Bend Aggie Moms' Club names Scholarship Winners 2010 And enter the drawing to win dinner for 4 at Amicis Call 281-340-4173 and leave your contact information and guess who is back Thanks to everyone who helped the Fort Bend Aggie Moms' Club raise $19,400 in scholarships for Fort Bend students attending Texas A & M and $3,450 for Texas A & M campus organizations. Scholarship Winners 2010: Back Row, L to R: Mark Jessup, Chase Murphree, Albert Yen, Taylor Rammrath, Ariana Klein, Sara Butters, Kyle Papso, Alec Palmer; Pictured left to right are scholarship winners: Araceli Ovalle, Wendy Front Row, L to R: Kristen Porter, Bryan Croft, Casey Edmiaston, Navarro, Rori Hutcheson, Si Mei Guo, Lagan Danna, Hoa Le Au, and Lindsey Waddell, Cristina Muko, Monica Lowry, Mary Hesse. The Khendra Felton. top award, received by Mary Hesse, is In Memory of Lauren Baker '11. Lauren, whose mother is a member of the Fort Bend Aggie Moms' Club, was tragically killed in an auto mobile accident in November 2009. Not pictured: Laura Glasscock and Mary Kate Pharis. Loving Friends is a group Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, of widows and widowers that 5:30 P.M. At 6:00 P.M. The meet to socialize and enjoy a meal is served and at 7:00 P.M., meal and entertainment togeth- the activity or entertainment er once a month. They are a begins. social group, not a grief support The yearly dues are $24 Order FBISD group. and the dinner each month is Do you enjoy having fun? $17. They must have your resCommencement DVDs They do, too. Their goal is to ervation and a check for the fortbendgradvideos.com meet new friends and fellow- meal by Thursday before they ship with others as they move meet on the following Tuesday. on with their lives. If you have any questions They meet the third Tuesday please call Georgia Lawson at evening of each month at 281-438-5224. 4655 Techniplex Drive, Suite 500 the Terrace in Sugar Land, Stafford, TX 77477 c 281 690-4280 in the dining room, at 16900 Search complete new and used car inventories online easy, simple, fast Loving Friends meets at The Terrace monthly Go to www.FortBendAutoMarketplace.com Graduation Memories List your used vehicle ONLINE FREE! upload 1 photo for FREE See some of the ads in print in the Star every week. THEY'LL SETTLE IN NICELY WITHOUT HAVING TO SETTLE Five FBISD High Schools make Newsweek's "America's Best High Schools" 2010 list Newsweek recently released the 2010 list of America's Best High Schools, naming five Fort Bend ISD high schools among the top 1,622 schools in the nation. The five Fort Bend ISD high schools ranked this year are: Clements High School (No. 314), Austin High School (No. 823), Elkins High School (No. 916), Dulles High School (No. 943), and Kempner High School (No. 1093). The schools listed in the America's Best High Schools 2010 report represent only six percent of all American public high schools. Rankings are determined by a combination of their number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge (AICE) tests given at the schools, compared to the number of graduation seniors. ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME, AND THEN SOME A place to kick off your shoes, sit back and relax. Step into your comfort zone at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. 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Carter Registration deadline nearing A classic swim-bike-run course that includes wide pool lanes, a divided four-lane boulevard and shaded neighborhoods awaits participants in the 13th annual Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Triathlon on Sunday, June 27. The open event will field 800 triathletes from beginners to professionals, ages 8 and older. The short sprint triathlon Available at: Gregg Bingham's 10 Minute Oil Change � � � � � 4359 Hwy. 6 South (281)565-5400 13770 Murphy Rd (281)499-7063 3755 Hwy. 6 South (281)980-5454 11330 Wilcrest (281)498-0659 12416 Fondren Rd (713)729-3939 13th Annual Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Triathlon set for June 27 begins at First Colony Aquatic Center at 7 a.m. with a 300meter, dual-start pool swim. It is followed by a 10-mile bike ride and a three-mile run that includes two water stations and plenty of oversight by Sugar Land police. "With our focus on sports medicine and orthopedics, it's important for us to be actively engaged in sports activities like this triathlon, so we can promote healthy lifestyles," said Memorial Hermann Sugar Land CEO Jim Brown. Proceeds from the triathlon benefit Rainbow Room, First Colony Swim Team and Cenikor. Finish Line Sports is serving as race coordinator. The registration deadline is June 15. Cost is $75 for individuals and $110 for relay teams. For additional information and to register, visit www. signmeup.com and link through event calendar. $10.00 OFF Any Most car. Valid with coupon. Not valid with other coupons or specials Expires: 7-31-10 Flush Service. Ann Moody Sill ice No Pr ase Incre Local organization collects recipes for cookbooks Dance Studio Ballet H Tap H Jazz H Lyrical Contemporary H Hip Hop H Tumbling H Musical Theatre SUMMER SESSION BEGINS JUNE 28. CLASSES OFFERED FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES 11110 South � Highway 6 www.amsds.com (in front of Kids R Kids) Ready-Set-Go � Shown are participants at last year's event at poolside waiting on their turn. 38 Years in business FALL REGISTRATION FRIDAY AND SATURDAY JULY 30 & 31 `Reading is Red Hot' benefitting Literacy Council set for June 25 Six Chick-fil-A restaurants Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors Cookbook Committee members in the Fort Bend County area are Nancy Frank, Lydia Jenkins, FBFN President Sandra Boyd, Paula have partnered with the Literacy Ruskan, and Peggy Wood. Council of Fort Bend County to support literacy awareness After many months of col- being distributed at the Fort through the `Reading is Red Hot' lecting recipes, Fort Bend Bend Friends and Neighbors promotion. On Friday, June 25, from Friends and Neighbors is tak- "Celebrate Friendship" 30th ing presale orders for their Anniversary Luncheon sched- 10:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., 30th Anniversary Celebration uled for Thursday, September the Chickfill-A restaurants will Cookbook "Cooking with 16, 2010. Friends"with all profits going to the 2011 Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors Scholarship Program. "Cooking with Friends", is a beautiful hardcover personalRosenberg ized cookbook celebrating the legacy and history of the club from its' beginnings as Sugar Land Welcome Wagon in 1981 to the thriving, growing social and philanthropic organization it is known as today--Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors. The cookbook will feature cherished recipes from many of its' 350+ Fort Bend County club members, past club presidents, and the 2010 FBFN Scholarship Award Winners in eight delectable sections. The book will contain many pages of helpful cooking hints along with several pages of local information. 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