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Volume XXXVI • No. 3

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sugar Land striving to become a hike & bike city

Grown-Up Spelling Bee

By Betsy Dolan

By 2023, the City of Sugar Land hopes to have a network of sidewalks, trails and connections to make it possible to walk or ride your bike from one end of the city to the other. Or, for the less ambitious, make it easier to take a short trip from Point A to Point B. A task force has been working

on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan for the last 18 months and it is moving toward final adoption. The plan is an updated version of 2008's Hike and Bike Trails Master Plan and aims to create an urban trail system that would make it possible for residents to walk or ride bikes virtually anywhere in the city. "It was suggested that we

should revisit the hike and bike trails master plan to address not just recreational trips but nonrecreational trips," said Patrick Walsh, Sugar Land's Director of Transportation. The goal is to link neighborhoods to major employers, schools, retail hubs, SUGAR LAND, continued on page 8

Your money: Fort Bend County to adopt new budget Are you an unparalleled orthographer with a penchant for bacchanalia? Then it’s time to put your currency where your orifice is and enter a team! On Thursday, September 12, CenterPoint Energy presents the Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee which will take place at the University of Houston-Sugar Land. Spelling Bee Committee Members from left to right: Pamela Bergeron, Jenetha Jones, Christina Guerra, Literacy Council Events & Communications Coordinator, Angela Cowan, University of Houston-Sugar Land Executive Administrative Assistant, Kelli Metzenthin, Literacy Council Executive Director, and Crissy Nolen.For more information, please visit website, www.grownupbee.com or contact the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181.  See related article on page 7

Do you know where your water comes from?

Input sought from Sugar Land residents on future water needs for master plan at city hall from 6-8 p.m. will include a presentation about Next Monday, the City of the plan update, the city’s plans Sugar Land will have solicited for future water needs, and public input for its water master there will also be a review of plan and if you make it to the community input that has already meeting, you’re bound to know been gathered, according to where water that runs from your the city.  Residents, who may faucet originates and much more.  have already been in touch The city’s process to update its Water Master Plan next week will include a variety of opportunities for the community to provide input and feedback, reports the city.  Topics relating By Karen Daniels to drought management, water use and conservation Last Wednesday, August 28, are essential components at 7:40pm, a 72 year-old man by of a water master plan that the name of Joseph Guerrero, was last updated in 2007. was struck and killed by an The September 9 meeting Amtrak train in Stafford, at the intersection of Hwy 90A and FM 1092. Lieutenant Dustin Clayton, with Stafford Police By Elsa Maxey

Elected officials & judges salaries already bumped up By Elsa Maxey

It appears that so far the only public comment relating to the county’s new budget to be adopted in a matter of days has come from Kim Janke of Fairchild. Although a county agenda item addressed by Janke was not about the new budget but proposed pay hikes, the end result directly impacts the budget, which has been under development since the beginning

By LeaAnne Klentzman

One Saturday night or so ago, Richmond police responded to a robbery at a local CRIMINAL c o n v e n i e n c e OF THE WEEK store where the crook came through the front door tote’n a pistol with a rag on his head and a bandanna over his face. Think about that for a second - that is a visual! A 6 ft., 300 pound man wearing a collection of fabric swatches covering his head and face!

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Bend County Toll Road, and $155,085,000 is from the Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road. As for the public comment, several weeks ago during a Fort Bend County Commissioners Court meeting, Janke politely told commissioners that the county was doing an excellent job and that he was not opposed to proposed pay raises for elected officials and judges…but. Janke YOUR MONEY, continued on page 8

No rate increase in school taxes for Stafford

with the city about a variety of water issues, will in all likelihood have their comments By Karen Daniels and concerns factored into the development of the updated plan.  Each August, Stafford City The city’s Council and SMSD Board of conservation measures Trustees hold a special joint budget session to adopt the year’s WATER NEEDS, continued on page 8 new budget. These boards meet monthly beginning in January to begin their work preparing the budget so that on the night of the special joint budget meeting, there are no surprises. This is also Department said that during because of SMSD’s proclivity their investigation they learned for transparency. Mayor Leonard that Mr. Guerrero, a Houston resident, was "known to ride his bike everywhere," however, the reason for his being out at this spot is not known. This particular intersection in Stafford is a "Quiet Zone."

Bicyclist struck & killed in Stafford train fatality

The Ragman cometh

of the year and is set for a couple of public hearings this month. It’s important to note that Fort Bend County reports its budget reflects more revenue from property taxes than last year by $12,633,660, a 4.61 percent increase. New property taxes from this year amounted to $7,629,353. The county’s debt obligation is $654,220,000 among which $347,555,000 is Fort Bend County debt, $151,580,000 belongs to the Fort

Scarcella said, “We do what virtually no other city in Texas does, and we are proud of that.” On the evening of this meeting the mood among the trustees and council members was festive. School had been in session for four days and the new and remodeled campuses were open for business; an instant success with students and teachers. Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt remarked that “smiles were on all the students’ faces” and that

the budget was a “conservative, frugal budget that provides for our students and staff.” After the opening remarks were made, Dr. Hindt announced that the district’s attendance, as of that day, was at 3,490. A school record. He expects the number to top out around 3,500. Last year, the average daily attendance was 3,188. In the past five years the District has grown 14%. Kids NO RATE, continued on page 8

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Victoria man sentenced for role in Telfair night of terror

men of any sort; they Aaron Nathaniel Reyes of forced their Victoria was sentenced to 25 way into years in prison last week for his her home at part in a violent home invasion gunpoint and in the Telfair subdivision nearly beat her in the one year ago. head in the Aaron Reyes Shortly before 10 pm, on a process. The Monday night in late September men ransacked her home taking of 2012, a Sugar Land woman televisions, cash, jewelry, answered a knock at her front phones, and the family’s 2003 door of her Baldwin Crossing Toyota Camry. In December Our troops are still doing their jobs with less ground support and more area to cover. Food supplies home to men purporting to be of 2012 Sugar Land Police are short. along with the basic toiletries. Tip of the Spear has earned a good reputation among our pizza delivery. As the victim identified Maydevis Molina, 23, troops for fulfilling their requests with quality items. October 17 is their annual bar-b-que fundraiser soon learned, the men at her made possible by Texas Roadhouse and Sugar Land Ice Rink again this year. Ticket sales will start in front door were not delivery VICTORIA, continued on page 8 September. Shown are the volunteers with boxes ready to go! By LeaAnne Klentzman

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unimaginable speed throughout the store! Oh, and don’t go there – you men are just as bad. We all know, this is Texas where men are men and road kill is prevalent. Most home grown Texans have grown up with guns; they are familiar with them but often lack a real respect for their power. required to sit through 10-15 So, quite frequently they hours of mind-numbing suffer from an occasional classroom training; it has accidental discharge. Yes, now been reduced to 4-6 sad to say but even in police hours of information that agencies all across this county just might change your many a refrigerator, desk, life in the off chance you file cabinet, or air duct have ever use that weapon. given their all for cops with While classroom time has an inadvertent discharge. And changed, the range time has by the way, cops are well not; an applicant must still trained and qualify with guns show proficiency at the firing regularly! The change in the range. Yep, it appears that amount of training time will sport’n that hog-leg with a only affect those who don’t Concealed Handgun License really know or understand (CHL) is all the rage. Heck, the use of deadly force. a Bill to prevent Texans That being said, the use from “Carrying” using a of such deadly force affects license from another state all of us who roam the same was left in committee, so if streets, grocery aisles, shopping a Texan doesn’t want to sit centers and neighborhoods. through that four hours of So now that we have training, they can just apply the mundane out of the online to another State, with way, let’s get to the real even fewer requirements, meat of this subject; What then obtain a license there to carry with your gun! and use it here, in Texas. It’s all about the ensemble. There are 41 states that recognize CHL reciprocity with For you guys, a nice leather holster tucked quietly into the Texas CHL laws. However, it waistband of your trousers in appears that the West Coast and many of the New England a nice touch; however there is always the other option, the states are not so welcoming. Yep, the Second Amendment shoulder-holster. That pancake is alive and well and coming to holster, you might want to re-think that, just say’n. a grocery checkout near you. And for the ladies, you Imagine if everyone was are NEVER going to achieve armed. Well, this IS Texas, and you can bet most are, with that fashion statement you are looking for without the a license or without. So, just think about this – that neighbor, proper accessories. I beg you, never, never ever put a gun the one you think is so…silly. in your purse and expect to Imagine being behind her in the checkout line at the grocery use it as a weapon. Unless, you intend to hit someone store. Her toddler is acting a with it! Inside that handbag, fool in the rumble seat of the you are only ruining the basket; knocking cereal boxes strap on your purse and your out onto the floor, then you realize, as Momma is gathering shoulder. That gun needs to be carried on your person. up those boxes, she’s pack’n Inside a handbag, you are a pistol. Yep, there she is with only arming the crook that heat on her hip. Really? She steals your purse. Just say’n, can’t control the kid, and she the chances of you realizing is licensed to throw bullets at

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Six hundred eighty three bills were passed during the 83rd Texas Legislature and many took affect September 1, 2013. The law that has garnered the most attention is the changes in the Concealed Handgun Licenses. As of Sunday, a concealed handgun licensee is no longer

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that you are in jeopardy and having enough time to find your pistol in your purse, and take action - well, the chances are slim to none. So, now you are faced with holstering a concealed weapon. About a year or so ago, I saw the perfect CHL accessory, Yep, it is Raspberry and ever so clever. It is a .380 caliber and made by a reputable gun manufacturer that could be set off with a nice zebra holster, yes’m now you have yourself a true fashion statement! And the crook you are going to arm with it, when they take it away - after your 4 hours of training…well, the woman in his life will appreciate it too. There are some issues the Legislature forgot. Like how about giving the citizenry a heads up by making that handgun licensee carry that hog-leg where we can all see it? Shouldn't the public have the right to know who's pack'n.... so we can get away? Or at least contemplate where to tuck and roll if shooting starts and who 's got the guns. While the four hours of classroom training will not stop accidental discharges, or stupid mistakes, it does reduce the amount of time that the CHL instructor can impress upon their students how pulling the trigger of a gun will forever change their lives. Few are against using deadly force in the protection of life but even in those circumstances that action lives with an individual forever. In Texas, as in many other states carrying a gun is a personal choice, and with a CHL a legal one. However, the ramifications of that choice will have an effect on you, your family, and the entire community. Carrying and using a firearm can be a very heavy burden. Send questions or inquiries to LeaAnne Klentzman lklentzman@gmail.com Fort Bend Star 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 Stafford Texas 77477

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Do You Know What You Stand For? Trust John Kerry, you know, the guy who threw his medals over the White House gate after returning from Viet Nam and who stood with Hillary on the Senate Floor, absolutely positive that there were WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction), advising

Bush to go to war. Now there is “high confidence” that chemical weapons were used and we need to attack Syria. Going into Egypt has been disastrous, Libya was unconstitutional and Syria will create grossly irreparable consequences. The Left’s No. 1

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Dozier’s Barbecue, Grocery and Market 8222 FM 933 - Fulshear Cuisine: Barbecue and smoked meats This is a mom & pop business that’s been around for 56 years with a long-standing reputation for some of the

best barbecue around. With an extremely casual grocery store-type atmosphere, you place your order at the counter and are called up when it is ready. Everything is served in disposable ware. Refrigerated cabinets are full of pre-packaged meats, jerky, and all sorts of other

of implementation, but it ignores all rationality. The youth are supposed to be rewarded rather than penalized for being healthy. Rationality has been left at the door, with our kids now being unjustly penalized. Catastrophic issues with Long Term Care (LTC) premium holders will occur. After having made decades of premium payments (in order to receive proper care and protect one’s assets into old age), a LTC policyholder may now be denied access to his/her doctor. If a doctor’s authorization is not implemented for LTC, benefits for care cannot begin.

items. The menu is displayed on a board above the counter, where you order sandwiches, plates, sides, desserts, and other a la carte items. At $10.95 a plate, the sliced beef and sausage lived up to its reputation. Both could have had a stronger smoked flavor for my taste. The sides were typical fare, nothing outstanding. But hey, it’s about the meat, not the sides.

The sauce was red and thin, and tasted more like spiced up tomato sauce; lame to say the least and a little distracting. A perfect brisket should not require sauce, but for those who prefer it, it took away from the flavor of the meat. Overall Rating: 3 ½ stars. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.

The annual golf tournament benefiting the educational and historic preservation efforts of the Fort Bend County Museum will return once again to Sugar Land’s Sweetwater Country Club on Monday, September 9 at 8:30 a.m. This year’s honorees include County Judge Bob Hebert, Commissioner Richard Morrison – Precinct 1, Commissioner Grady Prestage – Precinct 2, Commissioner Andy Meyers – Precinct 3, and Commissioner James Patterson – Precinct 4. The 2013 Texian Golf Classic will take place on Monday, September 9 at the beautiful Sweetwater Country Club, located at 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479. Participants will tee off at 8:30 a.m. All players are welcome to enjoy complimentary breakfast tacos prior to teeing off and will also be offered

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argument to defeat Bush was the cost of “all these wars.” Where is the Left now babbling about the cost of “all these wars”? The town halls across the country have been caustic. Graham refused to hold his, Rubio refused questions while others are trying to embarrass constituents by calling out their names before reading the question and then not answering the question. Both sides are now grasping how destructive Obamacare is—now with the 40,000-member ILWU ending their affiliation with the AFLCIO. It is not only the difficulty

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snacks and beer throughout their tournament play. A buffet style lunch will be served after the tournament concludes. Individual players can compete for $125 and will be given goodie bags, plus the use of a golf cart for the tournament, range balls, and lunch. Play as a 4 person team and enjoy a break in price at $450. $550 Birdie teams will receive bonus perks, including reserved seating and a hole sponsor sign. $700 Eagle teams will enjoy all of the Birdie benefits, plus $100 gift card to the Pro Shop. Contact Lindsay Lucas to register for the tournament and learn more about the variety of sponsorship opportunities available. Registration and sponsorship forms are also available online at: http:// fortbendmuseum.org/annualevents/golf/golf2013.pdf | LLucas@fortbendmuseum. org | (281) 342-1256.

The mentally ill are already being dropped. How will our loved ones afford critical hospital treatment and life-threatening necessary medications? Obamacare violates so many sections of our Constitution with our lives now in the hands of ones who have never practiced medicine, deciding our fate. This is an assault on all of us and the sacrifices our doctors made to become the very best. How ironic that the Left refuses to allow government intervention in abortion decisions between the mother and her “doctor” but has no qualms of government

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intervention with our medical care under Obamacare. In simple terms for those who still don’t get it: Make your house payment for 15 or 30 years and upon full payment the mortgage company says, “I know you fulfilled the contract but ‘we want to share the wealth’ and let someone else live in your home, so you must relinquish ownership. Live under a bridge and you’ll be fine. But, by the way, Congress has exempted itself.” Can you guess how the debt ceiling “debate” will go this fall? For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ FortBendBusinessJournal.com.

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WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE

WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE

The FORT BEND CO. L.I.D. #14 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on September 20, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m. at One Avalon Place, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 15 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the offices of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, located at 445 Commerce Green Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

FOR the proposal:

Jeff Anderson, Herbert Krog

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT:

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AGAINST the proposal:

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The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ Difference in rates per $100 of value

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Average taxable value $ 439,578 $ 460,291 Tax on average residence homestead $ 3,516.62 $ 3,682.33 Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) $ 165.71 and percentage of increase (+/-) 4.7122%

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code. Bob Leared, Tax Assessor-Collector 713-932-9011

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code. Questions or comments regarding this notice can be directed to Esther Buentello Flores at the tax office at (281) 499-1223.

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14203 WILLOW MOUNTAIN LN. Brunswick Meadows 3/2/2, mins. from the Medical Center, spacious den, kitchen w/breakfast bar & large pantry. Mike Martin $133,000

REDUCED 2810 CARNOUSTIE DR. Quail Valley 3/2.5/2, recently remodeled home in golf course comm., granite counters, recent flooring & paint. Mike Martin $174,900

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12104 WILLOW BROOK LN. Southern Trails 4/2.5/2, formals, waterview from front porch, granite & stainless appliances in Kitchen. Sharon Kaye $267,900

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11703 BRIGHTON LN. Meadows 3/2/2” Spacious 1 story located on large corner lot. Recent int. & ext. paint & foundation repair Sharon Kaye $138,500

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What a BEAUTY,and so well maintained! Updated,and located at the end of a private cul-de-sac! Beautiful hardwood floors downstairs! Kitchen with replaced appliances and tile opens to family room with corner fireplace! Fresh interior paint,as well as replaced carpet upstairs! Remodelled master bath with large bedrooms! Hardware throughout replaced as well! Large utility room, walk-in closets,impressive landscaping,and large oak tree in front. What more could you want? $182,500 (827BU)

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Are you an unparalleled orthographer with a penchant for bacchanalia? Then it's time to put your currency where your orifice is and enter a team! On Thursday, September 12, CenterPoint Energy presents the Great GrownUp Spelling Bee which will take place at the University of Houston-Sugar Land. Enunciation is rarely a drunkard's strength, so keep that in mind when you venture over to the tables with local craft beers,

donated by Karbach Brewery, and fine wines donated by Beviamo International. Those not interested in participating but who want to support the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County can sponsor a word for $200, sponsor a letter for $100 or serve as an event sponsor starting at $5,000. Spectator bees will be allowed to view the event and general admission tickets are available for $40. Raffle tickets are being sold for $5 a ticket for the chance at scoring an iPad Mini.

Meadows Place passes "Franchise Tax" for future road projects By Karen Daniels

The issue of damaged interior streets for the City of Meadows Place has been a real concern for some time now. At this month's City Council meeting, two ordinances passed unanimously to collect and hold a new tax to pay for future road repairs. This fee, assessed as part of the garbage collection, is $5 dollars per month, per resident. Mayor Charles Jessup explained that the city does not have enough funds allocated for the excessive amount of road repairs needed. TxDOT helps with repairs to West Airport and S. Kirkwood, but it's up to them to repair their neighborhood streets. By year's end, the fund

helicopter ride, a special treat with Stewart which landed them at the family’s annual Labor Day celebration. She said, “yes.” Stewart and Sebrechts came to visit to also co-host the Miss Texas USA 2014 preliminary competition. Steward is a co-star in the Tyler Perry television series, "For Better or Worse."

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will have accumulated 90K. Before this ordinance was passed, the City of Meadows Place conducted a road fee survey for residents on their website to gauge public opinion. The following are some of the questions asked: • Satisfaction with interior streets - 36% Satisfied; 31% Not-Satisfied • Is City doing a good job with what money they have - 59% Yes • Do streets impact property value - 58% Yes • Would you like to see the City do more - 88% Yes • How should the City fund this - 76% Flat Fee per Household • How much should "garbage fee" be per month - 44% (the highest) said $3 Mayor Jessup thanked everyone for their support in passing this ordinance. "Three to five years from now what we did tonight is going to make a big difference."

New Hope Church community garage sale set for September 21 Too much stuff? Looking for buried treasure?  You’ll find all kinds of wonderful goodies at The New Hope Church Community garage sale, in the community center,1424 FM 1092, Missouri City, on September 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Two ways to participate: you can either donate items to the church or you can rent a booth to hold your own sale. To donate items to the church They will be accepting any item in good shape. Limited acceptance of working, functional electronics only. Please consider boxing similar items together & donating hangers w/clothes. To rent a booth To rent a booth for your own sale. Each booth is the size of a single parking space. Rental fees are $30 per booth or two for $50, prepaid at the time of reservation. All booths are outside around the border of the parking lot. They will be assigned on a first-come basis.You must provide your own tables, chairs, canopy, etc. The sale will be held rain or shine. All proceeds go to the person renting the booth. Call Diane Ware 281-4912641  or  email  dware@ fortbendmuseum.org.

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Every dollar counts towards educating our community, so dust off your dictionary and start practicing. Participants will receive great prizes, but more importantly raise money for an excellent cause. Rosenberg Mayor, Vincent Morales, Jr., Richmond Mayor, Evalyn Moore, and Literacy Council of Fort Bend County Board Treasurer, Shayne Newell, will be the judges for the evening. Spectators are welcome to heckle between rounds and spellings.  Come on out and support the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County! For more information, please visit our website, www.grownupbee.com or contact the Literacy Council at 281.240.8181. 

Gorgeous custom built home with unbelievable backyard paradise! High ceilings with lots of natural light in this sought after, natural lake community! Wood floors throughout much of downstairs. Plantation shutters, art niches, butler pantry, and LOTS of storage! Rounded, glass breakfast room! Two staircases, with dramatic entrance! Study with built-ins. Oversized garage with workshop-Portecochere-Descending steps from your covered patio into your newly re-surfaced pool-raised hot tub-very private backyard! $349,900 (2510PE)

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FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729 800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship NON DENOMINATIONAL

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of Houston, as one of the suspects in the case and said Aaron Nathaniel Reyes, 19, had been arrested for his participation in the home invasion on October 30. During Reyes’ trial the victim testified that she opened the door to Reyes and his crew because she was expecting her son. While there was discussion at the door about not ordering a pizza, the four intruders forced their way into the home. Testimony also revealed that Reyes had repeatedly kicked and pistol-whipped her in the head going so far as to knock out a tooth and cause serious injuries and extreme bruising. According to the victim, she, her husband, and daughter were forced to the floor at gunpoint under threats of death

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and sexual assault. All three family members were bound and blindfolded with duct tape. Testimony also revealed that the intruders were in the home for as long as thirty minutes before fleeing with the stolen goods. A tip to Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of Reyes and another co-defendant, 19 yearold Tyler Quinn. “The level of violence here was shocking to even the most seasoned of officers and prosecutors,” said Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Pfeiffer. He and Zahra Jivani Fenelon prosecuted the case. Richmond attorney Larry McDougal represented Reyes in the 268th Distort Court of Judge Brady Elliott. While Reyes was tried before a jury, he chose to have Judge Elliott assess his sentence. With a conviction of Aggravated Robbery where a deadly weapon was used, Reyes has to serve at least onehalf of his 25 year sentence before he is eligible for parole. Tyler Quinn is set for trial for this same offense on October 21, 2013.

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recreation centers and areas of interest within Sugar Land's city limits. There are also longer range plans that include connecting Sugar Land's ETJ to the trail system. "At the end of the day, it creates a great network that connects all parts of the city so you can literally go from one side of the city to the other on a bicycle," said Jim Carillo, Vice President of Halff Associates, a consulting firm hired by the city to assist with the master plan. The 10-year plan calls for the city to construct or convert an additional 65 miles of bicycle side paths (wider than

normal sidewalks), 63 miles of hike-and-bike trails, 13 miles of dedicated bike lanes, eight miles of bike lanes separated from traffic by a buffer, and 18 miles of shared-lane markings. Much of the city's current 65 miles of bicycle trails consists of shared-use trails constructed on the property of Municipal Utility Districts and Homeowner Associations. According to the task force, Sugar Land has just three miles of bike lanes as of 2013.

Challenges exist in figuring out ways to safely get pedestrians and bicycles across major barriers like railroad crossings, state highways and the Brazos River. The city is working with the Texas Department of Transportation to figure out a way to use the existing bridge along Highway 59 to get bikes and people across the Brazos. "We're looking to use the space underneath the bridge itself that would be completely

Your money: Fort Bend County to adopt new budget

Legislature’s, appropriation of over $17 million per fiscal said that the elected officials’ year for judicial raises. The salaries could be scaled down funds reportedly cover raises a little bit. Essentially, he and increases in retirement was asking for some of the benefits for Texas Supreme funds intended to be used for Court justices, Court of Criminal the proposed raises to also Appeals judges, district judges, go towards employee raises, county court-at-law judges. For “those people that work for the example, that is what led Fort people of Fort Bend County as Bend County to authorize the BICYCLIST, continued from page 1 you do.” He referred to them increase in district judges’ state as “the janitors that clean your paid salary from $125,000 to Trains do not blow their office, people that are doing $140,000. The county further whistles when traveling through our mowing, the people that are allowed for a supplement it town, but flashing lights and pays which may be increased to ringing bells sound off when the working for the drainage, those $18,000 a year, when its budget train approaches and the crossing people are just as worthy.” He is adopted this month. arms go down. All of which were cited calculations about how a percentage of 11 to 12 percent on As for other county elected working correctly that night. $100,000 is much more than 11 officials, Judge Hebert said that Lieutenant Clayton said, "There like the judges, they did not get a is no indication to believe he (Mr. to 12 percent on $40,000. County Judge Bob Hebert pay raise for the last seven years Guerrero) was intoxicated." As and he also cited calculations required by State law, an autopsy responded to Janke’s comments and toxicology reports have been noting that the proposed increase stating that the proposed raise in the judges’ salaries is dictated over the last seven years was an ordered. by state statute. The 12 percent annual increase of around 1.5 No crew or passengers on the increase in judges salaries percent. Sunset Limited were injured In the end, it looks like during the accident. The train was comes from this year’s, the 83rd delayed over three hours to allow Stafford police to investigate. During this time, Missouri City Police responded to the call to NO RATE, continued from page 1 cameras inside and out, are assist and control traffic in the there to assist school police area. At the corner of Cash Road are returning to SMSD. But officers keeping the students and Murphy Road, an officer safe. GPS devices will be put sitting in his patrol car with lights along with attendance, the number of economically on buses, and eventually, the flashing, was struck in the rear, challenged students has District would like to scan driver's side, by a young man increased as well. In 2008/09 student ID’s at bus stops to driving home from work. The only 54.85% were in this document when/where the Missouri City police officer was category; now that number is students get on/off. The new taken to the hospital with minor test scores have come out, and injuries, and treated and released at 68.23%. Included in the budget is Stafford met all the required that evening. an across-the-board pay raise standards; the highest possible of 3% for teachers and staff. outcome. The elementary Seventeen million dollars, school earned 3 distinction the largest portion of funds, awards and the high school is spent on payroll. SMSD has a 90% completion rate. Board of Trustees and Dr. There are challenges ahead, RAGMAN, continued from page 1 Hindt fully believe in the including a deficit of 778K. Anyway, the crook approached importance of attracting and Also on the radar, improving the counter where the clerk had retaining talented teachers. At math and science scores, barricaded himself inside the and around the schools, 240 helping students earn higher booth surrounding the register. Can’t you just see the clerk – thumbs in his ears, tongue stuck out – nanny, nanny, boo-boo you can’t get me…. Well, it didn’t really happen that way but suffices to say, the crook could WATER NEEDS, continued from page 1 half of that is wasted from over not get to the clerk or his money. irrigating landscapes and poorly Rag-man, he left empty this year included a voluntary maintained irrigation systems. handed. However, his collection two day a week watering It is expected that Sugar of fabric swatches made a lasting schedule in accordance Land’s surface water treatment impression on the clerk. plant, now in its second year of with designated irrigation The crook was last seen zones throughout the city.  It construction, will draw water walking through a nearby previously reported that 45 from Oyster Creek and will apartment complex, his rag percent of water demands in become another component of disguise flapping in the night Sugar Land are for outside use, the city’s water master plan.  breeze. and estimates indicate that about The surface water treatment YOUR MONEY, continued from page 1

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Fort Bend County elected officials may receive close to a 9.5 percent increase in salary with county commissioners’ pay going to $112,000 from $102,350 plus a $2,400 supplement, the county judge’s salary will increase to $117,600 from $107,470 plus other supplements amounting to almost $10,000, district judges and county court at law judges may receive an over 11 percent bump. Starting next month, Fort Bend County will be operating under a new budget, the one for fiscal year 2014. But first, the proposed budget will need to be adopted by way of public hearings set for next week, September 9 and 10, when public comments are solicited in accordance with a published legal notice. For a review of Fort Bend County’s posted 2014 fiscal year budget, see this story online, fortbendstar.com.

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separate from the traffic and provide a nice way to cross the river," said Carillo. Part of the estimated $36 million dollar price tag would be offset by federal grants. Other segments would be paid for by developers in new subdivisions. The November bond election, which calls for $10 million to be spent on a series of bike trails in the city and directly ties into the master plan, would also provide a funding boost.

level credits for college, and exceeding with the new accountability system. In record time (2 hours) a unanimous vote (12/0) was passed by both Boards, approving the school tax rates. The M&O rate is $1.04005 and the I&S rate is $.20995 – for a total of $1.25 – the same as last year. Mayor Scarcella thanked the SMSD Board for their hard work and for Dr. Hindt’s leadership “that brought us to a unanimous vote.” Dr. Hindt concluded the meeting with, “This team is very much like a family. Everything is in the best interest of the kids, staff, and community.

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Help for Headaches - new Headache Center now open the opening of our new Headache Center. All physicians affiliated with the Headache Center are board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Through years of specialty education and training, our headache experts have the experience required to accurately diagnose and treat headaches and are committed to developing a Neurologists affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Headache personalized treatment plan for Center: Larry Tran, M.D.; Irfan Lalani, M.D.; Eddie Patton Jr., M.D.; each patient.

Amitabh Shukla, M.D.; M. Faisal Khan, M.D. Unfortunately, sometimes what helps headaches can make them worse. If you take pain medication for headaches often, and the headache returns, you might be experiencing a rebound headache. The only way to stop the cycle of rebound headaches is to discontinue the use of that particular medication.

• Cluster headache. A cluster headache is a rare condition that affects less than 1% of adults. It is characterized by a sharp, severe pain that is often only on one side of the head. It is very painful, but lasts a short time — about 45 to 90 minutes. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is pleased to announce

Sugar Land Town Square celebrates 10th birthday Sugar Land’s premier mixeduse development, Sugar Land Town Square, will celebrate its 10th birthday this year by hosting a series of community events and giving away free prizes and retailer packages, including a $2,500 shopping spree at Sugar Land Town Square and a weekend stay at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. Attendees at these special birthday events can enter to win the $2,500 shopping spree package by signing up for Town Square’s free, weekly enewsletter.

10th Birthday Events • Catwalk on City Walk Fashion Show on Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. • Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – Pretty in Pink Charity Event on Oct. 11 from 6:30-10 p.m. • Flying Saucer Beerfeast on Oct. 26 from 1-7 p.m. • Taste of Town Square on Nov. 2 from 5-7 p.m. The $2,500 shopping spree package winner will be selected at the conclusion of the birthday events in November. To keep the celebration going all year long, one winner will be chosen after

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my.tupperware.com/dianekenny

Medical Assistant Front Desk(F/T) Looking for an organized, friendly employee who is very comfortable with computers. Our office is a busy Sugar Land medical practice. PLEASE FAX RESUME:

(281)494-4605

State Farm Agency in Missouri City seeks a reliable individual for customer service. The ideal candidate must be organized with the ability to multi-task, be able to communicate and be familiar with Microsoft Outlook. Experience in the industry is a plus, but not required. Compensation is based on experience.

832-580-1395

12914 Murphy Rd, Stafford formerly the Old Ft. Bend Meat Market

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Notice is hereby given that an application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a WINE & BEER RETAILER’S PERMIT at 4031 FM 1463 RD #68 KATY TX 77494 by LITTLE V VIETNAMESE BISTRO LLC dab LITTLE V VIETNAMESE BISTRO

120,000 lbs. Liquid Polyphosphate

BASHANS PAINTING & HOME REPAIR Commercial / Residential • Interior Exterior Painting • Hardi Plank Installation • Wood Replacement • Sheet-Rock Repair • Interior Carpentry • Cabinet Painting • Wallpaper Removal and Texturizing • Pressure Washing • Fence Repair/Replacement

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DRIVERS: Don’t get hypnotized by the highway, come to a place where there’s a higher standard! Up to $2K sign on, Avg $61K/yr + bonuses! CDL-A, 1 yr exp. A&R Transport 888202-0004

DRIVERS: Guaranteed Home EVERY Weekend! Company: All Miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease: To Own NO Money Down, NO Credit Check! Call: 1-888880-5912

MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED, must be familiar with landscaping. Fax resume to 281-4910060.

DRIVERS: Local & Dedicated, Baytown & Channelview Openings. Avg pay over 200.00 per day, Benefits, Many Bonuses! CDL-A, 1yr OTR T/T Exp., TWIC, X End. Req. 1-888880-5915 PART-TIME SWIM INSTRUCTOR Needed Sept. - Oct., Tuesday/Thursday, 4:15 - 6:15pm in New Territory area. FIRST COLONY SWIM TEAM email coachsearch@swimfcst. com or call 281-9698759 KINDERGARTEN TEACHER (CDA REQUIRED) at a private school in Missouri City. Fax resume to 281-208-1426 or email to ipschool2006@ gmail.com OFFICE HELP NEEDED, full time position, knowledge of Word & Escel required, call (281) 827-9020 or email: SUNAY@SWAUTOCENTER.COM

• Garage Floor Epoxy • Custom Staining • Roofing • Gutter Repair / Replacement • Faux Painting • Window Insulation • Rolled or Blown Insulation • Make Ready to Sell • Trash Removal-Clean Up

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HELP WANTED We are looking to hire a dedicated, responsible, & enthusiastic person.

Position combines VET ASSISTANT and KENNEL DUTIES. GRAND PARKWAY ANIMAL HOSPITAL 5818 New Territory Blvd. by Randall's in the New Territory Center

281-277-VETS LOOKING FOR

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Call Andi St. Jean 281-265-0000 PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT

TEACHER & P.E. TEACHER Experienced. Energetic, Nurturing Part Time Position Congregation Beth El Preschool

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CAREGIVER NEEDED FOR ADULT DISABLED MALE 3:00pm - 7:00pm • Mon. ~ Fri. • • •

2 yrs. exper. with trach and feeding tube references & work history required background check required EMAIL RESUME TO

(Missouri City/Sugar Land area) Needed for the 2013-2014 school year

monroedenise@gmail.com

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for busy Dialysis unit in Rosenberg MIN.1 YR. DIALYSIS EXP. REQUIRED.

Please call Debbie at 281-499-5066 or 713-480-1903

FULL TIME

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Exp’d, Bilingual, Office Coordinator needed

Knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Excellent pay. MIN. 1 YR. MEDICAL OFFICE EXP. REQUIRED. FAX/EMAIL RESUME TO

281-240-0199 or trichardson@sldialysis.com

Name of the Officer:

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be accepted by Quail Valley Utility District for the following item, including delivery, to Quail Valley Utility District Office, Thursday, September 12, 2013, until 10:00 AM, then publicly opened and read aloud:

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Bids will be accepted by Quail Valley Utility District for the following item at the Quail Valley U.D. office, Thursday September 12, 2013, until 10:00 A.M., then publicly opened and read aloud.

Specifications and additional information may be obtained at the Quail Valley U.D. office, 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas 77459 Phone: (281) 499-5539.

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months.” Town Square will also celebrate on social media. Twitter followers are encouraged to share their favorite 10 minutes spent in Sugar Land Town Square using the hashtag #SLTS10Min. Tweets will be collected, and the week after each event, 10 Twitter followers will be drawn and each will receive a $50 gift card to Sugar Land Town Square. For more information on Sugar Land Town Square’s 10th Birthday Celebration, visit SugarLandTownSquare.com/Birthday.

The Headache Center offers expedited appointments for physician evaluation. Patients may self-refer or be referred by their physician. Headaches don’t have to ruin your day or quality of life. Call or email the Headache Center at 281-276-8999 or headachecenter@ houstonmethodist.org to schedule your appointment with a specialized physician who will help identify treatment options for you.

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accompanied by a sore neck and can often be treated with over-thecounter pain medications. • Migraine. A migraine is characterized by throbbing, severe pain that lasts from four to 72 hours. The pain can also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. If you feel the symptoms of a migraine coming on, rest in a quiet, dark room. A hot or cold compress on the forehead can help, as can trying to sleep. If home remedies don’t work, talk to your physician about other non-drug therapies or prescription medications. • Chronic headache. If you experience headaches more than 14 days of a month, you might have chronic headaches. They can feel moderate to severe, and they may be a sign of an underlying condition. • Rebound headache.

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It can start as a dull ache — barely noticeable — but by the end of the day you’re clutching your forehead in pain. “Most of the time, headaches are a nuisance and nothing to worry about,” says Rajesh Bindal, M.D., neurosurgeon and medical director of the neuroscience program at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “However, if headaches disrupt your life on a regular basis, they should be discussed with a physician.” Headaches can come and go with no warning and no clear cause. Other times, they can be a symptom of another disease or condition. Knowing the symptoms of different types of headaches can help you get the appropriate treatment. • Tension headache. Your headache might be due to tension if the pain is dull and achy. Tension headaches are also usually

36,000 lbs. liquid chlorine in 2,000 lb. containers 22,000 lbs. liquid chlorine in 150 lb. containers 1,000 lbs. granular calcium hypochlorite 20,000 lbs. liquid sulfur dioxide in 2,000 lb. containers

Specifications and additional information may be obtained at the Quail Valley Utility District Office, 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas (281) 499-5539

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, Cajun Self Storage LLC, 2935 FM 521 Fresno, TX 77545, Phone 281-431-2819, will hold a public auction to satisfy Landlord’s lien. Each of the following units is stated as having Household/General Misc items. The auction will be held @ 9:00 am on Saturday, September 28, 2013 The units to be auctioned are: 1. Stevie M. Bingham- Units A-31 & A-58 (household goods & store fixtures ) 2. Jacqueline Creeks c/o Trichology Hair Clinic- Unit C-91 (salon & misc items) 3. Lisa Metoyer Unit-A-118 (furniture, school supplies, clothes) 4. Georgelyn B. Hemphill- Unit C-143 (household furniture & clothing) 5. Simon Garcia III- Unit- B-81 (work materials and misc items) 6. Shundra Jacquot- A-80 (odds and ends items) 7. Leola L. Mitchell Unit-B-31 (holiday decorations, clothes, misc items) Cajun Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All successful bidders shall take possession and remove contents of the unit immediately. ALL SALES ARE FINAL & MUST BE PAID IN CASH ONLY.

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• Tuyen T. Bui, Manager/Member • Mark D. Richardson, Member • Prentis L. Boatner III, Member To contest said application or the right to secure said license, contact the Fort Bend County Judge at 281-341-8608.

ORDINANCE NO. 1003 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 102 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY, THE SAME BEING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE, BY GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO THE VINEYARD CHURCH, TO ALLOW THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ASSEMBLY GROUP A-3 OCCUPANCY, SPECIFICALLY, A RELIGIOUS FACILITY, ON A 4.9867 ACRE TRACT OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY IN ZONING DISTRICT MU-1, AND FURTHER IDENTIFIED AS BEING LOCATED AT 5015 GROVE WEST BOULEVARD; PROVIDING REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIS SPECIFIC USE PERMIT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION HEREOF; AND FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE IS PASSED WAS OPEN AS REQUIRED BY LAW. PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED THE 21st day of August, 2013.

CLASSIFIED DEADLINE IS 3PM ON MONDAY

Transport Service Co. is hiring Class A CDL DRIVERS and OwnerOperators out of Pasadena, TX for our Regional (1-2 days out) & OTR (7-14 days out) positions! We offer competitive pay, medical benefits for you and your family, paid training on product handling, paid uniforms, paid vacations, 401K & MORE! 1 year tractortrailer experience, Tank & Hazmat endorsements (or ability to obtain) & safe driving record required. APPLY NOW AT TheKAG.com or call (800) 871-4581

Marketing Team at the Star We are the leading weekly information source in Fort Bend County and we are looking for one or two unique individuals. If you are a hard-working, business-minded, positive self-starter with a desire to market our products and services in the Sugar Land area, we want to hear from you. You will enjoy a protected territory, salary plus bonuses and incentives as well as health benefits.

EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO Michael@FortBendStar.com

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SENIOR HOMECARE

Jennifer Esch, CPA, Taxes, Bookkeeping & Payroll...................... 281-499-0093

VISITING ANGELS 19901 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land . ....... 281-207-1259

ADOPTION

TAX SERVICE

ROLAA Adoption Services & Home Studies . .............................. 281-438-6588

Astral Book Keeping & Tax Service............................................. 281-277-8200

AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING

TELEPHONE / VOICE MAIL SYSTEM

CASUAL AIR & HEAT Honest service @ affordable prices.......281-498-3900 FRESH AIR HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Appliance Repair and Duct Cleaning..................................... 281-499-3511

ProStar Communications "See the Power of Panasonic at Our Demo Center" .........................281-265-3500

BOAT/CAMPER / RV STORAGE Sugar Land Boat-RV Storage, W. Bellfort @ Burney.......................... 281-491-0196

FLOORS Harris Carpet/Floors Sales, Installation, & Cleaning.......... 713-723-0693

FOUNDATION REPAIR AMERICAN SERVICES, lifetime warranty, Since 1975.................. 713-782-2989

GARAGE DOORS Sears Garage Door Solutions, 24/7 service................................. 713-681-5465

HOBBY SHOP The R.C. Hobby Shop .................................................................. 281-969-7751

HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS CONCEALED HANDGUN classes/camera syst. 24/7..................... 713-726-8444

INSTRUCTION PRIVATE SPANISH LESSONS ($25/hr) ..........................................281-980-2410

INSURANCE Farmers Insurance - auto, life, home, commercial ..................... 281-561-6000

PLUMBING ALAN'S PLUMBING REPAIRS, Lic./Ins. ........................................ 281-261-1064 AMERICAN SERVICES, MPL15997, BBB, Insured.......................... 713-782-2989 MIKE TIDWELL PLUMBING CO. M37825 Residential, Repairs & Service . ................................................. 281-980-6265

REAL ESTATE MIKE MOORE - REALTOR Buy - Sell - Lease................................ 713-825-0654 WE BUY HOUSES - We Take Over Payments................................. 832-539-2260

LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

Caskey Construction Services; CCS Home repairs, Flooring, Drywall, Fencing, Siding

No Job too Small Walter Caskey 832•361•0930

• Great Prices • Rebates! • Financing • Warranties LIMITED TIME! CALL NOW!!

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MATH/COMPUTER TUTOR - Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics. Bill Stewart. BSEE 281-3411582.>+

QUAIL VALLEY EAST ESTATE SALE, 2823 Eaglerock Cr. @ Clear Brook, Sept. 5-7, Thur. - Sat., 9am - 4pm, antique furniture, lots of silverware, china, decorative, depression glass, jewelry, primitives, art, full garage, christmas decor, all priced to sell; cash only.

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Do you have an area business service such as remodeling, air conditioning, auto service, etc. that you would like to reach 51,000 homes in Fort Bend County and increase the growth of your business?

Call Diane at 281-690-4210 for information

ESTATE SALE

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Call

Sharon

for help with your housekeeping

281-924-4563 References available

ENTIRE STREET GARAGE SALE, CREEK VALLEY LANE, Creekshire, First Colony, Sat., Sept. 7th at 8am; furniture, clothes, household items, LOTS OF GOOD STUFF.

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3019 BLUEGRASS CT., Oyster Creek Plantation, Missouri City. Fri. & Sat., Sept. 6-7, 8am, furniture, bicycles, sports equipment, TV’s, clothes. 832-2875557. HOUSE CLEANING, available every day, excellent references, experience. Sugar Land resident, 281964-9238 or 832883-7578.

AUCTIONS SERVICES

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CHARLTON’S BODY REPAIR

Serving Fort Bend County since 1957

• AUTOS, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC • DETAILING VEHICLES + RV’s

281-499-1126

WANTED: CONSIGNMENT AUCTION ITEMS; equipment, personal property, Buy or Sell, at United Country A Star Auction, 4911 Avenue H, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 281-2398900, www.AStarBid. com, TL#17149.

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MISCELLANEOUS

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

Too much “STUFF”? LOOKING FOR BURIED TREASURE?

You can BUY or Sell at: THE NEW HOPE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 8:30AM - 1:30 PM 1424 FM 1092 (Murphy Road) Missouri City, TX 77459

MISCELLANEOUS

MOONWALK RENTAL

We will be accepting donated items in good shape. All proceeds go to the church. CALL DIANE WARE 281-491-2641 OR EMAIL dware@fortbendmuseum.org

832-563-0523 IZAM’S TREASURES

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CHILD CARE

1 line for 52 weeks - Only $299 Don't hesitate • Call 281-690-4203 today!

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ATTORNEY

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281-797-6363 281-265-5311

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• Tree removal • Trimming • Pruning • Stump grinder • Full service landscaping • Lot cleaning

Commercials I Presentations I Promotions

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• Kitchen • Bath • Floor • Cabinets • Deck • Patios & Covering • Siding • Masonry • Glass Block • Windows • Int., Ext. • Painting

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To rent a booth for your own sale, cost is $30 per booth or two for $50, prepaid at the time of reservation. CALL JUNE AT 281-499-7611

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281-232-4436

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H FOR SALE H INOGEN ONE G2 PORTABLE OXYGEN MACHINE. The Inogen One G2 oxygen machine has great battery life and light weight! You can now get the best of both worlds. This oxygen concentrator will produce oxygen for up to 8 hours without a recharge. Patients can charge their batteries while using the oxygen machine when plugged into the wall or in a cigarette lighter in a car with the universal power supply. The Inogen One G2 only weights in at 7lbs.! This used machine is about two years old and retails for $2,400. This machine, 2 batteries, universal power supply/adaptor and carry case is only $995 firm. Call 832-788-2294. GARAGE SALE / FOR SALE / CHILD CARE, etc. line ads deadline is Monday at 3pm for this week’s paper. Call Denise 281-690-4200. Only $10 for 20 words or less. Each additional word is 50¢/word.

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Restaurant teams up with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to benefit Pretty in Pink Veritas Steak and Seafood is offering a unique promotion throughout the month of October to benefit cancer patients at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The restaurant has created special Pretty in Pink menus for both lunch and dinner for the month of October, with a portion of proceeds from every order benefiting the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Cancer Fund. Veritas will donate $3 for every lunch and $7 for

every dinner sold from its special menus as part of the Pretty in Pink-Town Square fundraiser, which is scheduled for Friday, October 11. “This is an excellent opportunity to have a great meal at Veritas and at the same time, benefit local cancer patients in need,” says Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CEO Chris Siebenaler. “The money raised by this month-long promotion will go directly to the Cancer Fund, which provides financial assistance to patients to continue

their fight against cancer.” “We are honored to be a part of this great community initiative. Together we support the cancer patients in our community while enjoying a delicious meal,” said Kevin Rios, Proprietor of Veritas. Pretty in Pink-Town Square raised more than $110,000 for the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Cancer Fund last year. The money is donated to local cancer patients to help with non-hospital costs such as medical equipment,

medications, wigs, child care, transportation and even car or house payments, and other types of non-medical bills. Veritas Steak and Seafood is located at 1550 Lake Point Parkway in Sugar Land. To make reservations, call 281-491-2901. To make a donation or to learn more about Pretty in Pink-Town Square, visit houstonmethodist.org/ sugarland and click on the blue Donate Now button.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE The City of Meadows Place will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 4.05 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. The first public hearing will be held on September 12, 2013 at 7 :30 PM at City of Meadows Place Hall, One Troyan Drive, Meadows Place, Tx 77477. The second public hearing will be held on September 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM at City of

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE The Palmer Plantation Municipal Utility District #2 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:30 p.m. at 6363 Woodway, Suite 725, Houston, TX 77057. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal:

James Wagner, Elizabeth Layman, Jim Gasper, Larry Eaton

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting: None

Meadows Place Hall, One Troyan Drive, Meadows Place, Tx 77477.

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The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

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Alderman Mills

Alderman Henley

Alderman Morgan

Alderman Isbell

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT:

Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ Difference in rates per $100 of value

Last Year This Year 0.54000/$100 $ 0.54000/$100 Adopted Proposed $

0.00000

Percentage increase in rates Average appraised value

$

General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions)

$

0.00%

188,754

$

189,858

$

0

None

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in City of Meadows Place last year was $127,703. Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.895000 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $1,142.94. The average taxable value of a residence homestead in City of Meadows Place this year is $134,873. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.860183 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $1,160.15. If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.895000 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $1,207.11. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.

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83rd Legislative wrap up with Huffman and Hegar The Governmental Relations Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host an 83rd Legislative Session Wrap-Up on Monday, September 9. Both Senator Joan Huffman from District 17 and Senator Glenn Hegar from District 18 will review the past session. The luncheon will be held at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The Governmental Relations Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is under the leadership of

Glenn Hegar

Joan Huffman

Vice Chair Joe Zimmerman. The Governmental Relations Division continues to provide Chamber members with access to local and state government officials, to promote an understanding of current legislative issues and to provide the

business community with an opportunity for input on these issues. Details of upcoming seminars can be found at www.FortBendChamber.com. Sponsorship Opportunities are still available! Luncheon Sponsorship is available for $800 - Individual Member Reservations available for $25 – Individual Non-Member Reservations available for $35. At Door price is $40. Register and pay online at www.FortBendChamber. com or contact Matthew Ferraro at 281-491-0277 or Matthew@fortbendcc.org.

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2013 State of the Schools luncheon set for Sept The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host the 6th Annual State of the Schools Luncheon on Friday, September 13, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. The State of the Schools luncheon brings together the Superintendent of Schools from Stafford Municipal School District – Dr. Lance Hindt, Lamar Consolidated School District – Dr. Thomas Randle, Fort Bend Independent School District – Charles Dupre, to address issues and share successes in public education in 2013. This event is a program of the Fort Bend Chamber’s Education Division whose mission is to provide a critical link between the academic and business sectors in the county

by engaging community leaders to build awareness of the positive impact of education. Sponsorship opportunities still available. Corporate table of 8 $500 . Member reservation $35,

Non-member reservation $45. Details of upcoming events can be found at www.FortBendChamber. com or contact Farrah Gandhi at 281-566-2152 or Farrah@fortbendcc.org.

Shown in the photo from the 2012 State of the Schools luncheon were left to right Bruce Mercer, Jim Rice, Keri Schmidt, Mike McKie, Dr. Thomas Randle, and Dr. Lance Hindt.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas The Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter will host Cathy Downs as the speaker for theirmonthly program. The topic for the September program is “Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas”. Meeting is Thursday, September 5, 6:30 p.m. social, meeting at 7 p.m.,held Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg. For more info call 281.633.7033 or mmcdowell@ag.tamu.edu

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Giving Spirits Concert Series Make plans to come to Sugar Land Town Center, Friday, Sept. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your friends to enjoy a night of live music by The Matchsticks in the Plaza! This month’s concert will benefit Behind the Badge Charities.

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Music in the Plaza Music in the Plaza will be held Sat., Sept. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes to the Plaza and enjoy great live music under the stars by Chase Hamblin & The Roustabouts. Bargain Book Sale Join the First Colony Friends of the Library on Saturday, Sept. 7, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the monthly book sale at First Colony Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land. Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/ youth books, nonfiction and so much more at bargain prices~ most items $1 or less. Master Gardeners – Garden Talk Topic “Water Gardening” Join the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ gardens on Saturday, September 7, 9 .M. TO 11 A.M. and talk to the MG volunteers who design and maintain them. It’s a great way to learn about gardening and plants well-suited to Fort Bend. Park in front of the Agriculture Center located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building. Call 281-341-7068 or visit www.fbmg.com for more information.

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Texian Golf Classic Fort Bend County Museum will receive all proceeds benefitting their educational programs. This golf event will be held Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Call 281-342-1256 for information.

Free ESL classes offered Sugar Land Family Church is pleased to offer free English as Second Language classes for adults. Fall classes begin September 10, and registration is required before attending. Registration will be August 29 and September 5 between 9-11am and 4-6pm. Sugar Land Family Church, 1110 Burney Road in Sugar Land. Interested students are encouraged to stop by during the registration times to be placed in the appropriate class level. All classes are taught in English. For more information about Sugar Land Family Church and the ESL program, please visit http:// slfc.co/esl.

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DAR to meet The Fort Bend Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution first meeting is Wednesday, September 11, 10:30 to 12:30, Chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd.,Missouri City. September program will be on Genealogy presented by Janice McNatt. email Natalie Aggarwal (Natalie-aggarwal@ hotmail.com) for further information.

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UPCOMING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

29th Annual Commercial Heifer Sale Fort Bend County Fair 29th Annual Commercial Heifer sale will be held Saturday, September 28, Beef Cattle Clinic registration 9:00 a.m.; Beef Cattle Clinic 9:30 a.m.; Commercial Heifer Viewing 11:00 a.m.; Heifer Auction Reception 12:00 Noon; Sale begins at 1:00 p.m.; Heifer to be picked up Sunday, Sept 29, 8:30 am – 10 am.

OCTOBER 19-20

Dragon Boat Regatta This 10th annual Regatts will be held at Brooks Lake @ Fluor Daniel, Sugar Land, 8:30-4 p.m., free to the public. Visit wwwtexasdragonboat. com. Free ESL classes offered Sugar Land Family Church is pleased to offer free English as Second Language classes for adults. Fall classes begin September 10, and registration is required before attending. Registration will be August 29 and September 5 between 9-11am and 4-6pm. Sugar Land Family Church, 1110 Burney Road in Sugar Land. Interested students are encouraged to stop by during the registration times to be placed in the appropriate class level. All classes are taught in English. For more information about Sugar Land Family Church and the ESL program, please visit http:// slfc.co/esl. Vendors Wanted for 38th Annual Craft Show The Meadows Place Home and Garden Club is accepting booth reservations for the annual craft show. Handcrafted items only. This craft show will be held Saturday, November 2, from 9 to 4 at Sugar Grove Church of Christ 11600 W. Airport. Contact Joe at 281-530-2566 or jd965@sbcglobal.net.

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Exchange Club donates $1,000 dollars to Champion Kids Camp

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Country singer Bill Nash attended The Exchange Club of Sugar Land's breakfast meeting and accepted a check for $1,000 for “Champion Kids Camp” from ECSL President Robert Kern. Champion Kids Camp is a non-profit organization which provides a positive camp experience for children who have survived a traumatic

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Rising into prominence

Danny Nguyen on international business opportunities Some consider Danny Nguyen a newcomer, but he’s been around the block and what a motivational speaker he’s become. He also happens to live in Missouri city, where he serves as a city councilmember. These days he’s been featured on what seems to be the makings of being on

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a speaker’s circuit before corporate bodies and others.  Just last week, Nguyen was at the International Trade Center on Bellaire near us locally, presenting a powerful message with personal insights that had the attention of a business community making the realization that economic development vis a vis business opportunities have changed… for the better.  Accept the global reality and benefit from it.  That’s basically his message packed with personal experiences that inspire personal direction aimed at successful enterprises.  Most recently, Nguyen was in Panama with business

event in their lives. For more information go to www. championkidscamp.org. Bill wrote a song for Exchange – “You can make a Change with Exchange.”  Exchange Clubs across the Nation sponsor activities to promote the Prevention of Child Abuse, Development of Youth, Americanism and Community Service. Explore our website www.ecsl.org. 

Danny meets with Press and Audience. leaders encouraging good will and economic business opportunities for the local area, not in his capacity as a politician, but because of his business savvy.  He’s also led delegations on trade missions to Indonesia and Vietnam. “No one should be homeless in America,” he told his audience at the International Trade Center the other day. 

Many believe he’s right.  This commercial real estate company owner has a formula of his own and his successes are further helping shine the spotlight on Fort Bend County.  Admirers continue to follow his developing story in search of the American dream he’s living.  A dream he shared with Oliver North, when he was here.

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Exchange Club of Sugar Land President Robert Kern presented a check for $1,000 to Bill Nash for Champion Kids Camp.

Tea Party at the Dew House set for September 14

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age roared in the big cities, must be accompanied by an To make a reservation (along Victorian traditions were still adult) Attendance is limited to with payment) contact: Daniela celebrated in many homes 20 guests. Abrego at 281-342 -1256. across the country. While enjoying a tour of the Dew House, guests will learn about innovations in food, dress and culture of the 1920s. All guests are invited to wear their favorite hat or select from one of ours. Following the tour, a formal tea will be served in the lovely dining room. Our menu includes traditional finger sandwiches, fruit, an assortment of sweet treats, lemonade? and, of course, tea. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children. ( All children Make plans to attend this tea party.

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