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Confused About Medicare? SUGAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH EVENT IS FREE Learn how to make informed decisions for you and your parents. Thursday, September 26, 2013 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm Sponsors Toni King Sugar Creek Baptist Church in the LYF Center Author/Advocate Medicare Survival Guide What you don’t know will hurt you! (Located across from the church in the Bally Fitness center parking lot) Please RSVP online at or by phone: 832-800-4674 Winning isn’t everything. The Fort Bend / Southwest STAR 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477 E-Mail: • Website: Office: 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250 • TOLL FREE 1-888-430-7478 Volume XXXVI • No. 4 As an encore to Constellation Field, the City of Sugar Land is preparing to build an $84 million performing arts center. The 6,500 seat, 200,000 square foot facility will be located on 21-acres at Lexington Avenue and University Boulevard between the University of Houston campus and Brazos River Park. Construction will start in 2014 and the venue is slated to open in 2016. The facility is part of a 2007 plan to make Sugar Land a tourism and entertainment destination. In 2008, Sugar Land voters approved creation of an entertainment district Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image © 1999-2012. © 2012 GEICO. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 PERFORMING ARTS, continued on page 5 Willie Nelson tickets sells out in record time for March 2014 public, only a handful were left, and most weren't together. A few weeks ago tickets Bryan Blaun, President of went on sale for Willie Nelson's FM2, the management company November 19 concert at the that handles the Stafford Centre, Stafford Centre. On the first explained the situation to day of pre-sale, over 800 tickets City Council last Wednesday were sold (the Stafford Centre night. This event, a precursor holds 1,154). By the time the to the Stafford Centre's 10th tickets went on sale to the general Anniversary next March 2014, By Karen Daniels is their "highest costing show to purchase ever" though "not one person has complained about the price." A seat in the pit will run $200 per. However, they are complaining about not being able to get a ticket for this event. A remedy was discussed with An architect’s rendering shows what the proposed $84 million dollar Sugar Land performing arts venue will look like.  The 6,500 facility is set to open in 2016. Missouri City opens new improved animal shelter By Betsy Dolan Subsidence District’s actions could limit our options for developing a reliable water source for the cities of Rosenberg and Richmond, and Fort Bend County, at the lowest possible cost.” Richmond's Mayor Evalyn W. Moore said, “The entirety of Fort Bend County would benefit Missouri City's new and much-improved animal shelter opened under the radar two months ago, but the facility has already logged a few adoptions and is getting ready for a public open house on September 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The new fully-enclosed, climate-controlled facility is designed to not only improve the comfort and adoptability of the animals inside but to provide a more welcoming environment for people hoping to adopt a shelter pet. It is also larger with room for more than 30 dogs and 12 cats, as opposed to 16 animals total at the old facility. The shelter also features more windows, restrooms, a life room where families can spend time with prospective AMENDMENT, continued on page 4 ANIMAL SHELTER, continued on page 4 WILLIE NELSON, continued on page 4 Calling cost for meeting mandate - phenomenal Fort Bend Subsidence District's regulatory plan amendments face some challenges “The cost of attaining the Fort  Bend Subsidence District’s mandate for groundwater reduction is phenomenal, and it is our duty to investigate all possible alternate water sources in order to select the most effective, long-term sustainable solution for our communities, while being good stewards of our limited natural resources." Mayor Morales also said, "The Sugar Land Performing Arts with sales tax and venuespecific taxes, which allowed construction of the baseball stadium and plans for the performing arts venue. "We've been very progressive in planning for our future," said Sugar Land City Manager Allan Bogard. "We know that this Not everyone happy "The Subsidence District’s actions could limit our options for developing a reliable water source for the cities of Rosenberg and Richmond, and Fort Bend County, at the lowest possible cost,” said Rosenberg's City Mayor Vincent M. Morales, Jr. about the city's challenge of the Fort Bend Subsidence District's (FBSD) regulatory plan amendments. TOM MALER 4405 Highway 6 • Sugar Land 281-203-6900 Fort Bend’s most in-depth news coverage • Check our website Sugar Land hopes performing arts venue  a show-stopper for city By Betsy Dolan Saving hundreds on car insurance is. Dads of Great Students Juan Acevedo, Missouri City's Animal Control Supervisor, gets to know one of the dogs at the brand new shelter on Scanlin Road.  The facility is now open for adoptions and a public open house is scheduled for September  23 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dumb and Disgusting By LeaAnne Klentzman As if things are not tough enough for kids! This last week a NE Fort CRIMINAL Bend County OF THE WEEK woman was indicted for having her underage son engage in her theft schemes. Organized Crime with your kid!?! According to court documents, in July this “mother” had her son take shoes, clothing, and a purse from a retail establishment DUMB Parent participation at Austin Parkway Elementary School has gotten off to a good start, especially with school dads and father-figures taking part in the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program. Last May, Austin Parkway hosted a “Dad and Me Pizza Party and Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff Party,” where more than 100 dads committed to volunteering more than 60 days on campus during the 2013-2014 school year. These male role models will volunteer their time by assisting campus staff as car/bus rider facilitators, hallway monitors, library assistants, lunchroom helpers, classroom and homework tutors, and playground monitors. Members of Austin Parkway Elementary School’s Watch D.O.G.S. 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September 11, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper

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