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Fort Bend’s most in-depth news coverage • Check our website Volume XXXVI • No. 6 Texas appeals court overturned Tom DeLay’s guilty conviction Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Give a kid a flag to wave By Elsa Maxey A Texas appeals court has formally acquitted former U.S. Congressman Tom DeLay of Sugar Land.  In 2011, DeLay received a three year sentence in a conspiracy and money-laundering case, which was overturned last week. In response to last week’s overturned verdict and speaking to news media, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, 66, of Sugar Land said, “It’s really a happy day for me and I just thank the Lord for carrying me through all of this, and it really drove my detractors crazy because I had the joy of Jesus in me and they did not understand it.” DeLay was convicted two years ago after a three week trial for a political money laundering scheme and reportedly was to TOM DELAY, continued on page 8 Missouri City City Council hears opposition to proposed tax rate increase By Betsy Dolan   Missouri City's City Council members heard opposition and sometimes anger over a proposal to increase the property tax rate by 7.2 percent. Two public hearings were held Thursday, September 19 and Monday, September 23. Council members were not allowed to answer questions or comment.  According to the city's web site, if the proposed tax rate of 57.37 cents per $100 taxable value is adopted by council, the owner of an average home in Missouri City would pay a property tax bill of $918.92--a $63 increase over last year. The proposed tax increase will pay for three items already included in the City's fiscal year 2014 budget: an additional firefighter; the creation of a TAX RATE, continued on page 8 Free American flags will be given out along the Fair Parade. Exchange Clubs of Sugar Land, Fort Bend, and Rosenberg will give free American Flags to children along the Fort Bend County Fair Parade route on Friday, September 27. Classic Chevrolet will provide vehicles to pull the floats carrying over 15,000 flags. See more Fort Bend County Fair articles on our website at The Redneck Country Club coming soon to Stafford By Karen Daniels If you've driven down West Airport between Highway 59 and Murphy Road, you may have noticed some construction and wondered what is being built. Soon, this will be home to the Redneck Country Club, aka, the RCC. The RCC is a private club conservative talk show host on AM 740 KTRH. He says, "It's not a bar or a restaurant. It's a place to come hang out and meet other fun people." When looking for a location for the RCC, Berry requested that his broker find a place in Stafford. "We fell in love REDNECK, continued on page 9 By LeaAnne Klentzman Former Sheriff R. George Molina bids Fort Bend County and all he served, Adios. R. George Molina, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away Area art students to showcase & auction their art at County Fair Shown is the Grand Champion art by Roxolana Krywonos "Whittling The Day Away" and Reserve Champion is art student Keana Asadiar's “Stoking the Fire.” peacefully at the home he so loved along the bank of the Brazos River surrounded by family. He slipped away quietly Saturday, September 21. George was born on April 6, 1932 in Laredo, Texas to  Maria Sarabia Molina and Raul Garza Molina, better known to most a Mama and Papa Molina.  R. George grew up in Houston, attended Wharton Elementary, Allen Academy, Lanier Junior High, and St. Thomas High School, Class of ’51.  George was a man of many talents who wore many hats over his lifetime. He was raised in the family restaurant business; in the 1960s he began a career in real estate and general investments.  After 26 years in the restaurant and investment business, he “retired” and moved to Dewalt, Texas.  Once in Dewalt, he started the next chapter of his life; public service.  George Molina served the citizens of East Fort Bend County as Justice of the Peace “The Judge” for 8 years followed by a 4 year term as Sheriff.  In 1992 Molina was elected as the first MexicanAmerican Sheriff of Fort Bend MOLINA, continued on page 9 Domestic issue leads to jail By LeaAnne Klentzman A domestic squabble ends with one man in jail another in the hospital. On Friday afternoon about 4:30 Sugar Land police responded to a home in the 3000 block of Mesquite Drive after a report of an assault in progress. Police spokesman Doug Adolph said the call was regarding an altercation between parties.  Calls to police indicated that a man and a woman were screaming at each other at a nearby home. When officers AREA ART, continued on page 8 arrived on the scene they found a woman and her boyfriend arguing.  That boyfriend was identified as Brian Gisentaner; he continued to yell at the woman in a hostile manner even in front of police.  He was taken into custody for disorderly conduct. He then resisted officers as they placed him in the back of a patrol vehicle, continuing his belligerent behavior refusing to follow instruction from officers while being processed at the city jail said Adolph. DOMESTIC, continued on page 9 Turn your unwanted precious metals into CA$H! Bring 3599 Highway 6 Sugar Land, Texas 77478 (By Kroger at Settler’s Way) 2 8 1 . 3 1 3 . 9 9 9 9 • w w w. k k b g o l d r e f i n e r y. c o m 300 $ 500 $ 1000 $ Sell your gold, silver and copper directly to the refinery -- No Middle Man! Gold & Silver Refinery Michael Berry Former Sheriff George Molina rides away on Fair Day Grand & Reserve Champions named The Fair is days away but already a Grand Champion has been named in the School Art Auction Program. Students from all over the county representing 8th through 12th grades entered their artwork, each vying for the elusive Grand Champion Title. Bragging rights go to Seven Lakes High School for sweeping both Grand and Reserve Champion titles. Roxolana Krywonos’s painting, “Whittling The Day Away” earned Grand Champion honors and her classmate, Keana Asadiar earned Reserved Champion "where good people can relax and have a beer, a bourbon or some whiskey, and some simple vittles while listening to a musician croon his heart out, around other like-minded people." The RCC is the brainchild of Michael Berry, the sometimes controversial, always entertaining and thought provoking Bring We also buy DIAMONDS Bring No one can pay higher than us! We pay up to 98.5% of the market value! Former Sheriff R. George Molina Sure, come on over… By LeaAnne Klentzman Last week a pack of cops responded to a disturbance; kinda trespass, CRIMINAL kinda hostage OF THE WEEK situtation, kinda who knows what, just outside of Sugar Land. Now, if this is as clear as mud in your eye, well then, welcome to the fray! That morning the fur started fly’n when a mother discovered a teenage girl in her son’s closet. Seems this girl had been issued DUMB SURE, continued on page 9 worth of Gold or Silver, get $20! extra worth of Gold or Silver, get $50! extra worth of Gold or Silver, get $ extra 80! Coupons limited to public only. Coupons must be presented before appraisal. One coupon limited to one transaction. Expires: 9-30-2013

September 25, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper

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