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The rotate members into the Mayor new guidelines would have Pro Tem position was voted worked in tandem with the down July 7. stipulations in the charter to Mayor Allen Owen, allow councilmembers, who Councilmembers Floyd Emery have not previously been Mayor and Jerry Wyatt voted for the Pro Tem, a chance to serve in plan. Councilmembers Yolanda that capacity. Ford and Robin Elackatt, the City Attorney Caroline Kelley current Mayor Pro Tem, voted said the initial consideration against. Councilmembers Chris would be for members who Preston and Don Smith "stepped have not yet served as Mayor away from the table", declining MAYOR PRO TEM, continued on page 4 to cast a vote on the matter. By Betsy Dolan DR. 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He’s just returned from Foshan in China. “We went over there at their invitation to talk to a large group of business executives about foreign trade zones in the United Allison Wen States and their availability in Fort Bend County,” Judge Hebert told the Star. “We will have to see what comes out of that.”  Businesses participating in foreign trade zones have been able to benefit their bottom line by saving money.  Within a foreign trade zone serving Fort Bend County, FORT BEND’S, continued on page 4 FBJSL ‘Sustainer’ invite you to ‘Come on Board’ Missouri City unveils Veterans Memorial design for the public's first official look at the design of Missouri City's planned Veterans Memorial. In October, the Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department launched a design competition for the new memorial. It would be built in one of the city's parks and would serve as a place for private or personal reflection and as a place to officially observe and conduct ceremonies for By Betsy Dolan The 4th of July setting at Buffalo Run Park was fitting UNVEILS, continued on page 4 BREAKING NEWS At press time Fort Bend Sheriff’s deputies are responding to the report of a dead body along the banks of the Brazos River near Rustic Lane just north of the Rosenberg city limits in the area of FM 723 and Cuming Road. According to law enforcement officials, the body was discovered by a man kayaking along the Brazos.   Are you looking for a fun way to get involved with your community. Then they are looking for you to “Come on Board.” The Fort Bend No further information was Junior Service League Sustainers will host their “Come on Board” 2014 Membership Coffee for prospective members on Tuesday, August available. 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the home of Judy Maddison. (L to R): June Joseph-Steele, Caron Marble, Judy Maddison, Linda Paige & Kelli Metzenthin. See related article on page 2. 10th annual Impact A Hero “Very Exciting Times” at The Stafford Centre Hall of Fame Gala held are only some of the headlining events: Bryan Blaum, Stafford Centre August 1-3 – Les Misérables: facility manager and president A story of redemption. This of FMsquared, spoke about the award-winning musical will upcoming events at the July 2nd appeal to a mature audience, but Stafford City Council meeting. all are welcome. With the theater’s fall line-up, Fort Bend Theater is and the 10 year anniversary celebrating its 25th Anniversary. celebration of the Stafford For Tickets: (281) 208-3333 or Centre, things are indeed going to 281-608-6900. be very exciting. The following August 15 – FB County By Karen Daniels Jim Hoelker, Chairman of the Board of Impact Player Partners, and Honorary Gala Chairs, Vice Chairman and C.O.O. of the NFL Houston Texas, Cal and Hannah McNair, recently presented the 10th Annual Impact A Hero, Hall of Fame Gala dinner at Reliant Stadium. This Gala benefits our severely wounded heroes injured in the Post 9/11 combat and their families. See related article on page 2 Houston Texans Center Chris Myers is shown with Purple Heart winner LCpl. Alex Rodriguez. Sugar Land officers involved in shooting By LeaAnne Klentzman On Wednesday night, July 9, 2014, at 9:20 p.m., Sugar Land Police received a 911 call from a man saying if they did not respond to a specific address he was going to starting shooting people then himself. Impact A Hero Chairman of the Officers immediately Cal and Hannah McNair with Board, Jim Hoelker with Founder responded to a home in the Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. and President of the organization Settlers Park neighborhood First Class Leroy Petry. Dick Lynch.  Photos by Larry Pullen of First Colony on Timber View. When they arrived at the home they found 26 year old Christopher Stone outside the home with a gun to his head. The officers talked with him then ordered him to put the gun down. Stone followed that direction by turning the gun in the direction of the officers, still refusing to put it down, as he began to walk toward them. Women’s Center Music Festival: “Happy Together Tour” featuring members of The Turtles, Three Dog Night, Grand Funk, the Detroit wheels and the Playboys. Tickets currently on sale: 281208-6900. August 23 – Noonatics Convention and Concert: Stafford Centre was the selected site for this year’s annual fan club meeting and concert for Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits. An expected 300 “noonatics’ from around the county will visit Stafford. Tickets on sale now. September 18 – Ronny Milsap: Hits like: “Smoky Mountain Rain” and “Any Day Now.” Tickets available soon. VERY EXCITING, continued on page 4 Makes ya’ wanta shout... children. Yep, while one bystander There are times ya’ just gotta tried to take the keys away give a shout-out at the guys on from the intruder, another got the TV! in the back seat and No, not the soccer started choking the game, while you can forceful intruder. bet there was a lot Eventually the wantaof shouting go’n on be car-jacker tried to CRIMINAL there…this Shout-Out OF THE WEEK bail out and leave, uhh, is for the California not so fast there buddy... folks who stepped in and dog- the crowd held him until police piled on a minivan Sunday arrived. when some mullet was trying Just makes ya’ wanta shout... to take it from a woman and when good wins over evil, huh? By LeaAnne Klentzman DUMB SHOOTING, continued on page 4 SOUTHWEST #1 SELLING OFFICE IN FORT BEND COUNTY Outstanding Agents • Outstanding Results Each Office Independently Owned & Operated Where Sellers and Buyers Come Together Since 1986 • 281-491-1776

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