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Does a “no” vote on Sugar Land bond projects mean you’re not a proud resident?
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Sugar Land Town Square turns into Halloween Town
Community advocate files ethics complaint against city By Elsa Maxey
As of yesterday, Tuesday, the City of Sugar Land “has not been notified by the Texas Ethics Commission of any complaint filed with them relating to the November 2013 bond election,” said city spokesperson Doug Adolph about a complaint filed by and provided to media outlets by Diana Miller, founder of Sustainable Sugar Land this
month naming City Manager Allen Bogard as a respondent. The commission’s attorney on the matter, Tim Sorrells, contacted by the "Star" twice this week, has not been available to respond to questions. At press time, the entire legal staff of the commission, eight attorneys including Sorrells, was in a commission meeting which could last until the end of the day, said an office representative and
that no one else could provide feedback, even to confirm the filing. One could surmise that the meeting may have included the complaint filed against Sugar Land, but that would be mere speculation. In the sworn document filed on October 17 (see complaint online) by 29-year Sugar Land resident, Miller, who is referred NO, continued on page 5
Officer down ... but not out By LeaAnne Klentzman
Officer Ann Carrizales
Former Marine, military police officer, mother, Stafford Police officer, and one infuriated patrol officer! Ann Carrizales was on routine patrol in the wee hours of Saturday morning October 26, when she came across a sedan stopped in a moving lane of traffic in the 12700 block of Murphy Road between W. Airport and Fountaingate Drive.
Officer Carrizales checked out with the dispatcher and approached the vehicle. According to Stafford Police, as she approached the car talking with the driver, the passenger, later identified as Sergio Francisco Rodriguez, 21, a purported gang member from Honduras shot her twice, once in the chest and once in the face. OFFICER DOWN, continued on page 5
Meadows Place Mayor declares “War on abandoned homes” By Karen Daniels
The City of Meadows Place has a problem with empty houses. At the October City Council meeting, an agenda item to repeal and replace sections of the city's current code of
ordinance, quickly became a divisive subject. Mayor Charles Jessup has been working on this solution for a year. "This is the first question I get from residents, complaining about the house next door that is dilapidated or abandoned."
This redefined ordinance, "Will not be a hammer, but it will give us teeth." Mayor ProTem Terry Henley made a motion to table this agenda item
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Birds of Prey program offered
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Halloween fun seekers gathered at Sugar Land Town Square last Sunday for a screamingly good time with awesome entertainment, delicious food and sweet treats for all. Superheroes, monsters, princesses and fairies were among those who made it a perfectly fun family event. (Top left photo) The cute Minions in Black, represented by Nicholas and Jonathan Lee, were the crowd favorite and awarded first place in the kids’ costume contest category.
Residents have until November 15 to give feedback
Missouri City unveils preliminary plans for $40 million bond referendum By Betsy Dolan
Missouri City's Bond Exploratory Committee (BEC) has designated how $40 million would be divvied up in a proposed bond referendum in May. Residents have until November 15 to provide their feedback. The bond package calls for $13 million to be spent on transportation, $10 million on
facilities, $8 million on public safety, $6.5 million on drainage and $2.5 million for parks and recreation. While specific transportation projects have not yet been identified, improvements would include maintenance such as paving, sidewalks, and landscaping as well as widening projects. The drainage project would include improvements to the
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Halloween decorations, but then seconds later realized he was looking at a crime scene and the suspect was right in Ross Lawrence front of him, the victim’s son. According to sheriff’s spokesman, Bob Haenel, the bodies of Steve and Laquita PARRICIDE, continued on page 5
Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center closing in on $3.65 M goal By Betsy Dolan
Shown is Steve Hoddy with an Andean Condor with a wingspan of over 10 feet! You can see all this and much more at Brazos Bend State Park on Saturday, November 2 at 2:30pm. For one day only Master Falconer and environmental educator Steve Hoddy founder of EarthQuest will present a Birds of Prey Program to the public. The program will be held in the lawn area in front of the park’s nature center. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets or just sit in the grass. The program is free of charge with regular park admission. Donations will be accepted and will go to EarthQuest. For more information visit their website www.brazosbend.org or call the park at 979-553-5101.
With under a million dollars to go, the Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center is gearing up for their final push to raise $3.65 million by December 31. The project, which will be a partnership with the nationally recognized Children's Museum of Houston (CMH), will be
located in a 10,000 square foot existing brick building in the historic Imperial Development and is slated to open in the summer of 2015. After meeting the George Foundation’s $1-million matching challenge grant months ahead of the October 31 deadline, FORT BEND, continued on page 5
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Some folks are just too dumb to walk amongst us… Early last CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK S a t u r d a y morning three of their kings were out and about in Stafford – and made an error in judgment that they will long live to regret. They just thought they got ahold of the Devil that
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wanted the landscaping to reflect the architectural beauty of the building.” (Courtesy of the QV Garden Club.) BROKEN RECORD: This sounds like a broken record BUT it cannot be stressed enough. PLEASE do not leave any items visible in your car/truck when you exit the vehicle. If your items can be seen while passing your vehicle, you become a possible target. DON’T BE PARANOID— BE CAUTIOUS! Always assume that you are being watched. If you place your phone/purse/computer in your trunk before you enter a park/game/fitness center, etc. you are telling “them” that you have valuable items in your unattended vehicle. WHAT THEY USUALLY WANT? They typically
are not interested in a trunk full of groceries. They want your cash, your check book, your credit cards, your lap top, your cell phone. POOR CELLULAR RECEPTION: The only way to improve this is to have a cell tower. Residents say, okay with me, AS LONG AS IT IS NOT IN MY “NEIGHBORHOOD”. That is not possible, so I guess we all just continue to endure the poor reception? HELP PROUD SPONSOR QV PROJECTS: Mail your (tax deductible) donation of $25 or more to: Frost Bank, Lock box Department, Quail Valley PROUD, P. O. Box 367 Dept. 06, Houston, Texas 77001. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Email the PROUD HOTLINE at QVProud@aol.com
immigrates and families, schools, medical attention the list goes on forever. But realistically, how can this problem be fixed if the Beltway Boys can’t even keep the government running? Beltway Boys poking at states for years. Citizen or not, if each other and not taking By LeaAnne Klentzman someone commits a crime, they care of business and getting The battle for our borders are headed to the local hoosegow. productive legislation passed, comes home. Last Saturday That costs money, food, the latest like immigration reform, could morning Fort Bend residents in orange jumpsuits, electricity, have very likely robbed a family awoke to learn that a Stafford and new facilities to house the of their mother, the city of police officer had been shot, perpetrators just to name a few Stafford, and Fort Bend County of a hardworking, tough police twice, in the line of duty. She which all equals to millions officer. If only the Beltway was doing her job and keeping more per year. Want to add that Boys had the kind of tenacity the citizens safe while they slept cost to your property tax? when she was ambushed by a The pitfalls of immigration and commitment that Officer carload of purported illegals legislation are as long and deep Ann Carrizales exemplified last with alleged drug and gang ties. as the tentacles of the drug weekend we could all stand proud. Heck, maybe she can This evil lurking at the gates cartels. Immigration to the get the borders under control. of our country and county has United States is a business. To tentacles that are entwined with begin with, it employs thousands Send questions or inquiries drug cartels and gangs that have of bureaucrats, support services to LeaAnne Klentzman been marching north up the for those bureaucrats, enforcers, firstname.lastname@example.org South American continent for the lawyers, judges, prosecutors, Fort Bend Star last 30 years. As the Beltway then there are the lawyers for the 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 Boys pontificate; we here along immigrant, Social Services for Stafford Texas 77477 the southern border of the United States could use a little help… UNITING…. our border that is. There are many facets to border security; as a country we have been remiss, as a people we have turned a blind eye. The United States was founded on freedoms, principals, and opportunity by welcoming the Huddled Masses. The problem we seem to be facing now is how to afford those Huddled Masses. Entitlements are way too high and the working population is steadily shrinking. No, not This Zumba fundraiser was held last Saturday at Simply Fit A Studio because of slackers but because for Women for The Anne Sullivan Scholarship Foundation. According of lower birth rates and the to Simply Fit A Studio for Women owner, Victoria Arevalo, $4,200 in onset of family planning some donations was raised. All money will go directly to The Anne Sullivan 45 years ago, thus the ratio of Firefighter Memorial Fund.The scholarship is listed on The Greater worker to retiree is drowning Houston Community Foundation website, www.ghcf.org. The scholarus. We need workers paying ship fund focuses on assisting women who want to be first responders. into the system ... legal ones. Shown are participants in this Zumba fundraiser. Interestingly, David Dewhurst is calling on the federal government to pay back Texas for housing illegal immigrants should the Judge decide to run that are in the justice system. for reelection. A Fort Bend That has been a plight for border resident was called this week from a 503 area code number and she thought maybe she had been selected as a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune, since Fort Bend County she had requested to be in the show. She said she answered Judge Vincent the call excitedly and even Morales? though it did not turn out to be There’s a telephone survey the case, she says she was still taking place in Fort Bend test- excited about what she heard. ing the waters on the “like- Feedback about both Mayor ability” of Rosenberg Mayor Morales and Judge Hebert Vincent Morales for a run for was sought in relation to “if the county judgeship in the the election were held today,” upcoming primaries in March. etc., etc. Not yet confirmed Filing would have to take with Mayor Morales, we hear place by the end of December. from reliable sources that this Mayor Morales would be is in the making. Heads up opposing incumbent Fort Bend you may be one of the 30,000 County Judge Bob Hebert, called!
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Stafford businesses make a difference in students lives By Karen Daniels
For the past 14 years, Carin Williamson, a teacher at SMSD has chaperoned 8th grade students that meet the grade and conduct criteria to Washington D.C. and New York City to learn about history and government. In a district where more than 65% students are economically challenged, this is not an easy undertaking for many families. Last year, due to the generosity of several
Stafford businesses, Rockford Management (The Resort Townhomes and Windfield Townhomes) and Industrial Ventilation Systems, enough money was donated so that two scholarships were available. This year, SMSD is asking once again for community businesses to lend a helping hand. Arthur and Margie Kohn and Christian and Janet Strickland, on behalf of Industrial Ventilation Systems, had this to say about giving.
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Heather Moon Clingenpeel, age 41, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, after a battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Heather was born on February 24, 1972, in Roanoke, VA. She graduated from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Heather was full of personality with a smile to warm everyone’s heart and a personality to lift anyone’s mood. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Heather is survived by her mother, Peggy Clingenpeel, of
Richmond, TX; father, Conrad Clingenpeel, of Lewiston, NY; sister, Tammy Caballero and husband Donovan, of Brentwood, TN; brothers, Mike Clingenpeel and wife Deborah, of Shelbyville, TN, and Sean Clingenpeel, of Perth, Australia; and many other loving relatives and friends. A private Memorial Service will be held with family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Heather’s name to the MS Society, at www. nationalmssociety.org.
E E E E E E E E Harrel Crabb, 85.
Feb 4, 1928 - Oct. 22, 2013
Harrel Crabb was born Feb 4, 1928, to Nettie Lee and Oscar Carlyle Crabb in Orange, TX. He passed away Oct. 22, 2013, in Houston, at age 85. Harrel served the US Navy at the Bikini Islands where the US Operation Crossroads thermonuclear tests were conducted. He spent his early, post-military, life as an iron worker contributing to major construction projects in several cities; most notably the Astrodome in Houston. He was a member of the American Legion. Following a construction accident, Harrel became a Realtor® where he served the greater Houston community for over 40 years. Harrel was committed first to his family who he deeply loved and, throughout his life, to helping others. He was married, and for 54 years deeply devoted, to Thelma Ruth Crabb (daughter of Charles and Irene Liddell) who prede-
"What interested us was that the donation made an instant impact on the student's lives. With many charitable donations it's not always clear how your money has made a difference in someone's life. But with this it was very clear." In order to apply for the scholarships, students must write an essay. Margie Kohn had the opportunity to read these papers. "The writing brought me to tears a few times because these students were dealing with so much in their lives, but yet still had a goal and ambition to see more and do more for themselves and others. These student's are our future and the businesses of Stafford have the means to help the students' reach their goals." SMSD Board of Trustees President, Ed Castillo said, “Business support of student programs, such as providing scholarships for 8thgraders to travel to Washington D.C., is a
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Throughout the month of November, students in grades 5-9, who are interested in attending an academy program during the 2014-2015 school year are invited to attend Academy Open House events. The Open Houses will give students and their families an opportunity to meet with Academy representatives, learn about the application process and offerings of each of the District’s Academy programs, and tour the facilities. Academy Open House dates and times: • Nov. 4 – Engineering Academy at Elkins High School, 6:00 pm • Nov. 6 – International Business and Marketing Academy at Bush High School, 6:30 pm • Nov. 7 – Math and Science Academy at Dulles High School, 6:30 pm • Nov. 12 – Digital Media Academy at Hightower High School, 6:30 pm
ceased him in 2004. He leaves behind a son and 3 daughters: Mitchell Crabb, Patricia Bilow, Connie Douglas, and Janice Fey; four grandchildren: Denise Caldwell, Bobby Douglas, Dustin Douglas, and Jennifer Macklom; and four great-grandchildren: Hailey, Caleb, and Jordan Caldwell, and Miriam Macklom. Services were held on Saturday, October 26 at DavisGreenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, TX. Condolences for the family may be left at davisgreenlawnfh. com. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to VFW (Post 4010) Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post Office Box 215, Missouri A public meeting to City, Texas 77459. receive feedback on draft recommendations and updates for the City's Master Drainage Plan is scheduled for Nov. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m., in the Cane Room at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 FUNERAL CHAPELS, Town Center Blvd. North. CEMETERIES & MAUSOLEUM The meeting will begin 281-341-8800 www.davisgreenlawnfh.com with a presentation at 6 p.m. to review proposed plan updates and request feedback from attendees. A brief mapping activity will allow participants to provide additional feedback on drainagerelated topics and issues. Bend Human Needs The City's Master and was the FUMC Drainage Plan is one of the MC church volunteer City's eight master plans coordinator along and is a component of the with Bob for the Fort Comprehensive Plan. The Bend Family Prom- Master Drainage Plan update ise program for many will document drainage facility ownership and years. She was a devoted responsibilities, identify mother and grand- drainage improvements mother who cherished needed for flood protection spending time with her family and and establish policy was actively involved in support- direction on detention pond maintenance. ing them at all their activities. The plan will also identify Survivors include her husband Robert, sister Betty Sa- strategies to achieve the graves of Missouri City, daugh- following drainage-related ter Suzanne and her husband goals found in the City's Rusty Medlin of Spring Branch, Comprehensive Plan: • City Prepared TX, sons Greg Coltharp and his for All Hazards wife Lisa (Tyson) Coltharp of • Clean, Well Houston, and Jeffrey Coltharp Maintained Waterways and his wife Crystal (Cumba) • Well Designed, Well Coltharp of Missouri City and Maintained Infrastructure nine grandchildren – Shelby, • Effective Stormwater Emily and CJ Medlin, Megan, Management to Protect Jordan and Jake Coltharp, and Jackson, Joshua and Grace Neighborhoods For more information Coltharp. She was preceded in death about the plan, visit www. by her sisters, Bonnie Sagraves, sugarlandtx.gov/drainage, Annabel Baker, and her brothers email cityengineer@ Glen Sagraves and Eugene Sa- sugarlandtx.gov or call (281) 275-2780. graves. A memorial service will be held in the sanctuary 3:00, Friday, Nov. 1, at the First United Methodist of Missouri City. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to FUMC MC or Fort Bend Family Promise.
• Nov. 12 – Medical Science Academy at Hightower High School, 6:30 pm • Nov. 13 – Global Studies Academy at Clements High School, 6:30 pm • Nov. 19 – GT Academy at Quail Valley Middle School, 6:00 pm Note: The Engineering Academy at Elkins originally announced a 6:30 pm event time, but has changed its open house start time to 6:00 pm. To learn more about FBISD’s academies, go to: www.fortbendisd. com/departments/ academics/academies.
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COLTHARP Mary Lou Coltharp, 70, of Missouri City, Texas died at 12:20 a.m., Friday, October 25, 2013. She was born April 8, 1943 to Buell Sagraves and Tishia Jones Sagraves in Terre Haute, Indiana. She graduated from Glenn High School and attended Indiana State University until her marriage to Robert (Bob) Coltharp in 1964. They then moved to Gainesville, Florida where Bob completed an advanced degree at the University of Florida. In 1969 Bob was deployed by the army to NASA at Clear Lake. They lived in the Friendswood area where she was an active member of the Friendswood United Methodist Church. In 1978 they moved to Missouri City and joined the First United Methodist Church Missouri City. While her children were young she worked in the Mother’s Day Out program at FUMC MC. She then worked at the Fort Bend Hospital and subsequently in the Memorial Hermann system as a Medical Staff Coordinator for over 20 years. In 2006 she served as president of the Greater Houston Society for Medical Staff Services. She was very active in missions work at FUMC. She volunteered at East Fort
foundation of SMSD providing high-quality education. SMSD is appreciative of businesses that have supported our programs in the past and eager to continue those relationships. We encourage all Stafford and Fort Bend County businesses and organizations to become involved with our students and schools. Contributing scholarships sends a powerful message to our students that they are important and their community cares. Involvement in our student programs and schools through scholarships, teacher grants, and providing volunteers ensures our business community has voice in the education of their future workforce. Great schools do not happen without the involvement of all stakeholders – students, parents, educators and community. SMSD is eager to engage additional business support to benefit programs that prepare our students for college and careers.”
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SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Scripture of the week “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” —1 Thessalonians 3:12
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paying for a policy with similar tal emergency room and were coverage. Low-income individ- not sent into bankruptcy, which uals will get a huge subsidy to has been the drum beat of the make their policy ‘the cost of a Obama regime. ...of the president lying to the American cell phone bill’ according to the Media outlets and this president. extremist president told us people, repeatedly saying ‘If you like your Prior to Obamacare didn’t repeatedly that there were 30 (healthcare) policy you can keep it’ these people just sign up for million uninsured citizens. That was to cancel low cost policies that, Medicare? If they accidently Did anyone ever ask them if an out and after including unwanted cover- ingested poison or cut their fin- they wanted healthcare insurout lie when age’s, would force individuals ger off they went to a hospi- ance? I think not. Millions of he said it five to pay MUCH more for a new years ago and policy. This diabolical president it has been a wants all these millions and millie while he lions of people to be forced to has been say- look to the so-called healthcare ing it for the exchanges and shop for their Michael Fredrickson past three healthcare coverage there. years after Originally any and all indiRESTAURANT REVIEW Obamacare was past... and he vidual healthcare policies were By Denise Monroe knew it was a lie. suppose to be grandfathered Millions and millions of even if they did not meet the happy policyholders are being minimum standard. Then the Dekkers Mesquite Grill bed of mashed potatoes. notified that their “low-cost” 10,000+ pages of regulations 8506 Syms St. The fried catfish, grilled policy they have been perfect- were written after the law was Fulshear, TX 77441 shrimp, and gumbo were ly happy with does not meet passed which made it almost Cuisine: Grilled and all excellent and well the minimum standards that impossible to grandfather a fried chicken, beef, pork, seasoned. Homemade rolls Obamacare says every health- 2010 policy. Some insurance and seafood dishes were available for an extra care policy must include. That policy experts predict that 50% This is the best-kept secret charge and were quite worth would include making their to 75% of individual healthcare among the locals in Fulshear. it! Everything ordered was policy include maternity cover- policies will be cancelled due to It’s a fairly new place with fresh, hot, well seasoned and age for 50-year-old men and Obamacare. classic Texas hill country very generously portioned. women. When these people go to the architect and a large deck The service was As many as 11 million people government sponsored health- out front, where people can outstanding. The waiter went will not be allowed to keep their care exchanges they will pay up enjoy live entertainment the extra mile to make sure plan because of Obamacare. to four times the healthcare pre- on the weekends. Indoor we were happy and satisfied. This healthcare act was designed mium that they were previously dining was available also. The entertainment that Typical offerings night was a guitarist playing were soups, stuffed crab, and singing old classics. seafood gumbo, various The weather was nice, the flatbreads, quail eggs, food great, the entertainment salads, burgers and other pleasant, and the service warm sandwiches, chicken outstanding; a fun and very fried steak, pork chops, satisfying experience. • Interior Exterior Painting • Garage Floor Epoxy rib eye, chicken and pasta, Overall Rating: 4 ½ stars. • Hardi Plank Installation • Custom Staining grilled and fried seafood, If you have a favorite recipe • Wood Replacement • Roofing typical sides and desserts. you would like to share, please • Sheet-Rock Repair • Gutter Repair / Replacement The chicken fried steak submit to denise@fortbendstar. • Interior Carpentry • Faux Painting was huge, served over a com for consideration. • Cabinet Painting • Window Insulation
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The event is Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m., at Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land,15625 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. Guests will enjoy live music, silent and live auctions and food tastings from local restaurants. Tickets begin at $100 and are available for purchase online at www.txgulf.cff. org/taylorsearschampion or by calling 713-621-0006.
these “uninsured people” were healthy individuals that do not want a health policy that they think they would not use. If they had opted out of an employersponsored plan, it was probably because they didn’t think they needed it so why should they pay the employee portion. These young, healthy people are the ones the liberal Obama regime targeted with a fine (now, magically transformed into a tax by the Supreme Court) if they didn’t sign up on a government exchange or get on their employer’s plan. Well, the first year’s fine was only $95. So, for less than $8 per month they can agree to be fined or pay the employee portion or the “subsidized” premium on bronze, silver or gold policy on a government exchange. If all this sounds convoluted and confusing to you, what do you think it sounds like to a 25-year-old, low-information voter?. This column expresses the personal opinions of Michael Fredrickson. If you would like to post your opinion online regarding this column, go to "columns" on our website. Register to post your comment on any column or article or write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number. Email comments to Michael@FortBendStar.com.
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Does a “no” vote on Sugar Land bond projects mean you’re not a proud resident? video with scrolling words “family, wellness, relaxation, nature” is to as a community advocate, she also in contention as are large cites Title 15 of the Election Code posters with the same large parks relating to an officer or employee logo not specifying the bond of a political subdivision, who projects’ dollar amount, and signs may not spend or authorize the placed throughout the city. Direct spending of public funds for a mail publications and a press release about a citizen’s bond communication describing a committee having recommended measure if the communication the parks projects two months contains information that is before the committee was selected sufficiently substantial and are included in Miller’s alleged important as to be reasonably violations. likely to influence a voter to vote The city previously reported that for or against the measure. The section is also about the unlawful a bond committee of more than 100 residents met from March to use of an internal mail system May to prioritize proposed projects, for the distribution of political consider phasing opportunities and advertising. make funding recommendations. In the same complaint, Miller In substantiation of Miller’s states that the city produced claim is a list of seven documents materials for the upcoming bond election with a newly created large including flyers for the bond parks logo with the words PARKS, election and a town hall meeting. FOR A PROUD SUGAR LAND, This Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 – 8 p.m., a public presentation WHERE QUALITY OF LIFE on Sugar Land's $50 million COUNTS. “Clearly the message parks bond election, an overview to voters is you should vote if you are a proud resident,” she maintains of the parks and trails for voter consideration, is scheduled at in the complaint. What is referred Sugar Land City Hall. A question to as a professionally produced NO, continued from page 1
and answer session will follow the presentation, according to the announcement. The bond election is set to take place this upcoming Tuesday, Nov. 5, and whether the Texas Ethics Commission may have contacted the city by then or begun or ruled on an investigation remains to be seen. In her statements to the media, Miller said that the ethics complaint was filed against City Manager Allen Bogard intending on also “filing a complaint against each of the City Council Members and Mayor in regards to this campaign.” City spokesperson Adolph says, “The materials developed by the City of Sugar Land were designed to inform and educate potential voters of the choices they are being asked to make regarding the funding of three projects totaling $50 million.” For more about the city election, he encourages residents to visit sugarlandtx.gov/bondelection. Miller, on the other hand, encourages interested residents to visit SustainableSugarLand.com.
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Officer down ... but not out Officer Ann Carrizales has been of the car was identified as 28 released from the hospital and year old Freddy Henriquez. The The ballistic vest worn by is recovering at home with her third man in the car has been Carrizales saved her life by family. identified as Daniel Cruz (AKA deflecting the bullet to her chest Anyone with information that Jose Luis Cruz). He is wanted as but she still suffered concussion would aid in this investigation is a person of interest in this case injuries from the blast as well as a and reportedly has “Houstone” encouraged to contact Detective gunshot wound to the face where tattooed on the back/side of his H. Garcia at 281-208-6991 or Fort a 40 cal. bullet tore into her cheek neck, a tattoo of a city skyline on Bend County Crime Stoppers at and out the side of her head. 281-342-TIPS (8477). his left arm, a tattoo of a star on Undaunted and even more his right forearm and a tattoo of a determined, Carrizales returned cross underneath his left eye. FORT BEND fire at the fleeing vehicle, got At press time there remained DRIVING SCHOOL back into her patrol car and along an active warrant out for Serving the students of with a multiple agency fleet Henriquez. All three men are of police officers, pursued her believed to have ties to organized Fort Bend for over 25 years shooters into north Houston near criminal gangs. FortBendDrivingSchool.com the Greenspoint area. The pursuit came to an end for Carrizales at NO TRICKS JUST ‘SWEET’ TREATS! Greenfork Drive when she had to be transported to Memorial $ Hermann Hospital in Houston for treatment for her gunshot wounds. ANY 13” OR LARGER COOKIE CAKE As Carrizales was transported Not valid with any other offer. to the hospital, officers from One coupon per visit. Kathy Parker Expires 11/31/2013 Missouri City, Sugar Land, Owner and Manager www.NestleCafe.com Houston, and DPS established a 24601 SW Freeway perimeter and arrested the shooter ORDER YOUR HALLOWEEN COOKIE TODAY! Suite 300 Sergio Rodriguez. Rosenberg, TX 77471 Shortly after Rodriguez’s MON-WED: 11:00AM-9:00PM • THU-SAT: 11:00AM-10:00PM • SUNDAY: 11:00AM-8:00PM arrest for Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, the driver OFFICER DOWN, continued from page 1
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for one month due to some of the language in the ordinance. Two reasons he gave: 1) this would label homes abandoned after 90 days of vacancy, and 2) would require homeowners of vacant homes to keep their insurance current. Alderman John Isbell said, "This ordinance replaces one that ties the city’s hand, it
gives the city a legal path to follow to protect our citizens, city and property values, and is not a weapon against law abiding citizens.” He wanted no delay in passing the ordinance. Mayor Jessup made his assurances that Meadows Place would not be taking away homesteads, and that any action on a homeowner would need to go before council first. This wasn't a public hearing,
however, in Meadows Place, members of the audience can speak on agenda items for up to three minutes. During this part, the temperature in the room increased a few degrees as people gave their thoughts on both sides of the matter. Past Alderman John Whiteman stated that he was in favor of tabling the ordinance for one month. Shirley Isbell wanted to "protect citizens that live here,
not owners that do not." The motion to table the ordinance did not pass. The vote to pass the ordinance was tied 2 to 2 (one alderman was not present), giving the Mayor the deciding vote. Ordinance 2013-25 passed. Mayor Jessup said, "In one year you will see a difference in Meadows Place, and in three years, there will be no abandoned homes."
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bulk of the facilities portion of the bond. City Manager, Ed Broussard, said the City Hall building has exceeded its 30year service life. The facilities measure would also include an expansion of the Public Safety Center. Possible projects for the parks
and recreation portion of the bond include building a second gym, a sports complex, skate park, nature park, and renovating the community park amphitheater. City council will consider the debt service tax impact and prioritize the projects, before finalizing the bond amount and proposed projects. The BEC will present their
proposal to the Missouri City Planning on Zoning commission on November 13. The city will receive feedback from the community until November 15. The BEC will present their recommendations to City Council in December. Missouri City’s last bond election was in 2008 and included money to buy and renovate Quail
Valley Golf Course, the recreation and tennis center, and City Centre. The measure got support from more than 72 percent of Missouri City voters. Missouri City had planned to have a bond referendum on the May 2013 ballot but decided to hold off after city leaders felt the city was already carrying too much debt.
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(Sue) Lawrence, both 61, were found on the driveway of their upscale Weston Lakes home bludgeoned beyond recognition. Their son, Ross Lawrence, was
standing nearby in the drive covered in blood. The preliminary cause of death was called blunt force trauma. The weapon is believed to be the sledge hammer recovered at the scene.
The Lawrence’s 27 year old son Ross, who had recently returned to live at home, was taken to a hospital for observation before being booked into the Fort Bend County Jail. Lawrence has been charged
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Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center closing in on $3.65 M goal the museum’s capital campaign committee is working to raise the remaining $960,000 by the end of the year. The $3.65 million represents the museum’s first three years of programming and operating costs. "This is the first time that the Children's Museum of Houston has attempted a project like this," said Rachel Leaman, Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center Campaign Co-Chair. "But the
timing is right with the growth in Fort Bend County and the number of young families moving in." The Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center will mirror the location at CMH, providing six primary exhibits, that will focus on childhood questions such as “How Does It Work?,” “Where Does It Come From?,” and “Can I Solve That?”. The exhibits will have a distinct Fort Bend flavor. Another Time Soda Fountain in Rosenberg and Wells Fargo Bank recently pledged $50,000 for the naming rights in the children's diner and
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morning… Ha! just wait till she feels better! Yep, while on routine patrol, something just didn’t seem right when a Stafford officer saw a car stopped in an intersection, lurking. Well, she walked up to the car
…. not even a how do you do or anything else, the passenger just blasts her! Yep, 2 shots, a double tap, one to the chest and the other …as she dodged, it caught her left cheek. Picking herself up from the concussion, she gave chase. Honey, she was like butta on hot bread….
on learning in our own backyard is invaluable", said Leaman. Top-level naming opportunities remain in its meeting rooms at $100,000 each as well as naming rights for the TotSpot exhibit for $300,000 and the Kidtropolis exhibit for $400,000. In addition, several columns in the museum’s main entry are available for sponsors. Families can also purchase tiles for a permanent display in the museum and there are also opportunities for grandparents to get involved with the Grandparent Wall of Fame.
right up in there, all over their buns! Imagine if she had not been injured, it was like Sherman through Georgia as it was. Yes sirreeee, shot twice, she got back in that po-po car and chased the gang bang’n punks across Houston up to a Guns point area apartment complex, where she finally gave in to medical attention and the rest of the posse to get the shooter! Now this woman is an
example of your tax dollars at work! A former Marine, a momma, and a city po-po…yep, a suburban full of women like her… with the promise of an adult beverage and a little shopping at the end of the mission. Well, suffice to say the US Border would be cleared! And Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest….maybe they’d blast them back to their mutha-land.
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FANNIE MAE property on over an acre in a gated community!! Dont miss this one, over 5800 sqft built in 2004. And a one story with all new carpet, paint and appliances waiting for you!! Call Caryn quick at 281-867-7575. (8118CI)
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SWEETWATER - Situated on 16th Fairway of Golf Course, Fuqua Designed Home Features Custom Wood Mantal from 1800’s Oregon Railway in Family Rm; Private Study; Double Crown Molding; Wood & Travertine; Granite; 2 Bedrms Down; All Bedrms w/ Private Baths; Lady’s Retreat; Game Rm; Expansion Storage; Pool/Spa. $1,570,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (38CH)
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Great Perry built home on cul-de-sac.5 bedroom,plus gameroom and study! 3 car garage! Fresh interior paint,granite in large island kitchen with many replaced fixtures and gas cooktop! Wood in living and dining! Large master suite down, with beautiful tile in bath-whirlpool and separate shower! HUGE closet! Fabulous gameroom up,room for pool table and much more! Four large bedrooms with two full baths up! Large study. Golf course community within walking distance to school, park, and GREAT pools! $369,900 (1627FR)
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3903 BARTON’S CT. Settler’s Grove 3/2/2: 1 story home on corner cul-desac lot. Double paned windows and tile flooring. Nell Osborn $218,500
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WATERBROOK WEST - Near Sienna – 1.25 Acre lot. Cleared lot backing up to wooded area. Corner lot in acreage subdivision. Already fenced on 2 sides and has culvert and drive installed. $110,000. MLS # 93906446 (0RA)
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Condo in the medical center. 2/1. Ready for renovation, all has been removed for you to make it your own. Upstairs corner unit walking distance to the dental school. $39,000 (8055CA)
First Colony one story home with 4 bedrooms & pool zoned to Clements. Remodeled kitchen with granite & stainless appliances, custom display cabinets, replaced island cabinets & drawers, great back patio with retractable cover. Lots of yard left over for gardening. Close to shopping, schools. Skylight, formal dining, family room with brick fireplace, French doors to pool. Large master with private exit, big tub & separate shower. Nicely landscaped. Lots of storage & closets. Great neighbors. $274,500. (9106ST)
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)
Barely lived in Cinco Beauty! Large corner lot,3 car garage, across from park! Beautiful handscraped hardwood floors,along with tile.5 bedroom, with two down, including a study, gameroom, plus a media room!Spacious kitchen has breakfast bar that opens to two story living area!Beautiful granite and cabinets! Striking iron staircase! Stone fireplace! Large covered patio with great oversized backyard, plenty of room for that pool!Prime lot and location! Hurry, this one won’t last! $384,900 (10002SP)
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What a cutie! Updated and ready to go! Granite countertops including baths! Lam. Wood flooring and tile throughout. Spacious living area with high ceilings! Large eat in kitchen. Bedrooms are very spacious as well,with remodelled baths!. Nice fireplace in living area,wood blinds throughout. Covered patio and large backyard! Fence partially replaced. A/C has been replaced as well. Walk to pool and elementary school! Fabulous,sought after First Colony with all the choice schools! This one is ready to go! $149,900 (3411SH)
Impressive one story on large corner lot of culdesac street! 4 bedroom, with 2 full baths and 2 half baths! 3 car garage,plus room for workshop! Unbelievable storage,includes cedar closet! Vaulted ceiling in large den with wood floors and beautiful fireplace! New ceramic tile,as well as carpet and interior paint! Great covered patio across rear of home,plus large,beautiful backyard! Roof and A/C previously replaced! Walk to golf at new City Center! SPACIOUS ONE STORY IN QUAIL VALLEY EL DORADO SECTION! $194,900 (2903SK)
CREEKMONT • This immaculate PERRY home is stunning and must be seen. Energy efficient, open floor plan, high ceilings, arches, 2 inch blinds, 42 inch cabinets, wet bar area. Mannington hardwood floors in the living room and in the office/study. Builtin entertainment center w/remote control fire place. Over sized backyard with sprinkler system. This is property is a must see. Upgrades are top notch and can NOT be matched. $179,000 (4422KI)
WESTFIELD PINES • Stop this is the one! This beautiful 4 bedroom home offers both formals, family room, large backyard. Lovely crown molding in formals and master bedroom. The warm feeling this home gives off as you walk in makes you want to stay. Enjoy entertaining family and friends, or a night of games or grilling your favorite burgers. A/C replaced in 2012. Come by you will be glad you did!!. $128,000 (5218RU)
Spectacular Trendmaker 1 story,3 car garage,circular drive, HUGE corner lot! Fabulous plan includes impressive entry, 3 full baths,beautiful formal dining,5th bedroom or study,large master suite,plantation shutters and wonderful island kitchen! Open plan,great for entertaining! Slate floors! Unbelievable yard! 24 x 30 extended patio,lush landscaping includes ponds and beautiful trees! Plenty of room for that pool! Exclusive section surrounded by larger homes! Walk to golf course! Hard to find one like this!. $394,900 (9514TA)
3/2.5/2 Lovely brick home in the highly sought-after First Colony Woodstream Subdivision, Clements, quiet street, easy access to Highway 59 and Highway 6
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CEDAR SPRINGS • The Bella Plan is our largest home w/stone accents & brick elevation. This home includes a spacious dining room, open family room, kitchen w/ breakfast bar, granite countertops, maple cabinets, & ceramic tile flooring. Great family home w/5 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths, & huge game room up. Master bedroom located on first floor. Gated community, Easy access to Beltway 8 & Hwy 59. Close to Bellaire Asian Business District. Convenient to Eldridge Energy Corridor & Westchase District.. $209,950 (8834WI)
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Sugar Plum Market slated for November 7-9 Leopards and zebras and giraffes, oh my! The 13th annual Sugar Plum Market, presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (HMSLH), is almost here! The Sugar Plum Market kicks off on Thursday, November 7 with a Preview Night event. Doors open for regular Market Shopping at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 8 and again on Saturday, November 9. Preview Night is from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, November 7. Preview Night tickets are
$60 each and include Thursday evening advance shopping, light hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets and Market entry Friday and Saturday. A $100 VIP Preview Night ticket is also available and includes all of the above plus early entry at 5:45 p.m., a valet pass and a Sugar Plum Market koozie. General admission tickets to the Market are $10 and are good for one day only. A Two-Day Shopping Pass is available for $15. A Mrs. Claus ticket package includes a TwoDay Shopping Pass, two $10
concessions vouchers and two valet passes. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to shopping the many unique vendors, shoppers will enjoy a large general raffle featuring nearly 200 items and a specialty raffle of over 40 items.. For safety reasons, no strollers, wagons or carts are permitted in the Sugar Plum Market. Through patrons and sponsors, the Sugar Plum Market was able to donate needed funds to 14 different
charities last year. Preview Night tickets (limited quantity available) and general admission tickets are available now at www. sugarplummarket.com. General admission tickets are available at select Randalls stores and also at the door during Market hours. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, participating vendors, or purchasing tickets to the 2013 Sugar Plum Market, please visit www.sugarplummarket. com or call 281-636-6272.
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Fall craft show to be held, Saturday, November 2
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Hosted by the Meadows Place Home & Garden Club, proceeds benefit scholarships that the garden club has provided for the past 19 years. The Fall Craft Show will be held at Sugar Grove Church of Christ at 11600 West Airport.
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the Peace Ken Cannata. While the case remains The suspect, under investigation, one man Robert has been arrested for his part Dozier, 41, of in a smoke shop robbery. Richmond, On October 16, 2013, was arrested Sheriff’s deputies were called to by Rosenberg the High Dreamz smoke shop in Robert Dozier Police officers the 9900 block of Highway 6 to on Friday. investigate an armed robbery. At press time Dozier remains Sheriff’s spokesman Bob in the Fort Bend County Jail Selective Service is looking Entrance Processing Station Haenel said, “A black male under a $50,000 bond. for two to three members to determine whether they entered the store with a gun and Haenel said detectives are of the community who are are fit for military service. demanded money from the clerk. still looking for the other willing to serve on the board Once he is notified of the The suspect took money suspect. He was described as for Fort Bend County. These results of the evaluation, from the cash register, a black male with a medium volunteers serve an important a registrant will be given cigarettes, cigars, and a box of build. At the time of the role closely connected with 10 days to file a claim for glass pipes.” That man then robbery he was wearing a gray our nation's defense. exemption, postponement, met with a coconspirator in hoodie and baggy shorts. If a military draft becomes or deferment. the parking and they fled the The case remains necessary, the Selective At that time, board members scene, explained Haenel. under investigation. Service local board, a group will begin reviewing and A short time later a deputy Anyone who may have of five citizens, will decide deciding the outcome of the spotted the suspects’ vehicle in knowledge of the second who among the registrants in individual registrant's case. Rosenberg, identified the license suspect may call Fort Bend their community will receive Qualifications for becoming plate, and obtained a warrant County Crime Stoppers at deferments, postponements, a local board member are: 1) issued by Precinct 3 Justice of 281-342-TIPS (8477). or exemptions from Must be a US citizen 2) Must military service based on be 18 years old 3) Males must the individual registrant's be registered 4) Must not circumstances and beliefs. be an employee of any law Board members undergo enforcement 5) Must not be an initial 8-hour training an active or retired member of session and then participate the Armed Forces or Reserve/ First United Methodist entertainment, complete with in annual training in which National Guard and 6) Must Church Missouri City invites the Festival Cafe offering they review sample cases not have been convicted you to enjoy their 19th that “carnival-type” food similar to real-life situations. of any criminal offense. annual Fall Festival, called options that we all love! If the draft were to be If you are interested in “It’s a Country Affair!”. For more information implemented, registrants serving on the Selective Happening on November visit fumcmc.org. First with low lottery numbers Service local board or would 9th, this delightful fall festival United Methodist Church will be ordered to report like more information, is free to the public and offers is located at the corner of for a physical, mental, and contact Mike Schofield holiday shoppers a wonderful Lexington Boulevard and moral evaluation at a Military at 281-494-5070. craft market (approximately Murphy Road (aka FM 90 craft booths), a huge 1092) in Missouri City. silent auction, the Tea Room Come on out on Saturday, Fort Bend’s most in-depth for plated lunches, Hatties November 9, 10 a.m. Home Baked Goods store for 4 p.m. and bring your news coverage. Check our delicious home-baked goodies. family and friends! website for even more stories For the children, a Carnival For more information at www.FortBendStar.com mid-way with games and visit www.fumcmc.org.
he threatened them with a pistol demanding cash from the register and the safe. The masked robber fled the scene of the robbery with multiple game consoles and an unspecified amount of cash. Doug Adolph spokesman for Sugar Land police department said no physical injuries were reported. The suspect was described as a thin black man, about 5’ 6” to 5’10” and weighing about 120 pounds. He was wearing a gray and black horizontal striped hoodie, baggy black pants and white shoes. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by amending section 102-123 (b) (2) in “Landscaping and Buffering”. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary
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PUBLIC NOTICE As required by 40 CFR 403.8(f)(2)(viii), Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2 is publishing the following list of those Significant Industrial Users (SIUs) that are in significant noncompliance with applicable pretreatment standards, including local limits: Niagara Bottling Company. The above Industrial User achieved compliance with the applicable pretreatment standards and is taking steps to ensure there are no future violations. No environmental harm was caused by the noncompliance.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to AMF Stafford Lanes to allow the development of an outdoor recreation facility, specifically, sand volleyball courts, and is located within the City in Zoning District Primary Corridor, and further identified as being located at 4919 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary
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Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Fort Bend Theatre is holding auditions for the play, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. Auditions will be Wednesday, October 30 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Please bring your headshot, resume, and prepare a Christmas song. For more information 281-208-3333.
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
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 email@example.com. 38th Annual fall craft show Meadows Place Home and Garden Club’s 38th Annual Fall Craft Show will be held Saturday, November 2, 9:00 – 4:00, Sugar Grove Church of Christ, 11600 W. Airport, Meadows Place 35+ hand craft vendors will be selling glass ware, spices, wooden art, jewelry, wearables, florals, candles, home and holiday décor and many novelty items. Event includes a bake sale and raffle. No admission charge. Visit www.meadowshomegardenclub.com. “Fall Vegetable Gardening” Join the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ on Saturday, November 2
and Park in front of the Agriculture Center located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg.. Gardens will be open from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on November 2nd. Attend an informal garden talk on Fall Vegetable Gardening which starts at 10:00 a.m. in the Vegetable Garden. Call 281-341-7068 or visit www.fbmg. com for more information. Taste of Town Square Sugar Land Town Square is celebrating the Taste of Town Square, November 3, 5-7 p.m. Stroll through the Plaza while enjoying food and drinks, restaurants and listening to live music from The Brew, one of Austin’s most popular Latin bands. Plus, Pinot’s Palette will on-hand with paintings for $10. For more information, visit SugarLandTownSquare.com.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Piano Recital Star Learning, Ft. Bend Co. Global Initiative and Rainbow Foundation present a piano recital by Turkish musician Professor Dr. Evren Kutlay, Mon., Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. reception, program & recital 7 p.m., Lakeview Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land. Call Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce by Nov. 1 for reservations.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Free Family Law Workshop Fort Bend Lawyers CARE Family Law Workshop will be held from on November 6, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond. FBLC welcomes low-income residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions and is an open forum. Veterans who are low-income residents are especially invited to attend. Bring to the workshop any prior court orders or documents that you have prepared. Call Fort Bend Lawyers CARE at 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Sugar Land Modern Dentistry Open House Sugar Land Modern Dentistry has partnered with Hope for Three at this open house Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., 19984 SW Freeway (HEB shopping Center, 99 & Grand Parkway). Information provided on tips for office visits & dental care for special needs families. Snacks, toothbrush kits & other prizes.
would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-2774989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk to Bethlehem First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington, Missouri City, will host an amazing and unique Christmas experience Friday, Dec. 13, Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec.15. Also, visit the special “Bethlehem Square” to learn & explore “food & activities” of the time. Also, visit and shop their “Christmas Store”. For more info visit www.fumcmc.org.
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Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or email@example.com. Fridays in November Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-11 a.m., Sugar Land Town Center’s Plaza. Featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10-11 a.m The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North Are you a stay at home mom? We have playgroups, socials, mom’s night out, book clubs, and many more fun things planned! Any age children are welcome, or just come yourself if your children are in school. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org. New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. Aug. 19, 2013, Nov. 18, 2013, Feb. 17, 2014, May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG Beat the heat at Gattitown Beat the heat at Gattitown with indoor Laser Tag, Go Karts and much more. Plus enjoy Gatti’s signature pizza buffet for just $3.99 (plus $1.89 bottomless drinks), Monday – Thursday all summer long.Great for groups & birthdays. Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or email@example.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Music in the Plaza Enjoy an evening of live music in the Sugar Land Town Center’s Plaza, Fri., Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m. The DarDans, one of Houston’s favorite classic rock and country music cover bands will play. 14th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon The Rotary Club of Oyster Creek will hold it’s 14th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon 11:30AM, Friday, November 8 at the City Centre at Quail Valley , Missouri City.The speaker will be Missouri City native John Boerstler. Come and bring a Veteran to honor them for the service to our country. An RSVP is required by November 1. Please contact Cindy Fauvelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-829-0550 or James Thurmond , the MC for the event, email@example.com or 713-8704747 for more information or to RSVP.
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The Sugar Land Parks Propositions will give the City of Sugar Land rst class amenities for a very small investment in our future. The success of Sugar Land has been achieved by forward thinking citizens who understand the necessary steps to keep our community in high demand. In return, the city has a strong economy, new commercial and retail investment and one of the lowest tax rates in the state for a city of its size. The development of parks and recreational facilities will give Sugar Land:
New 65 Acre Community Park
A new highly accessible 65 acre park centrally located at US Highway 90A and Highway 6
Brazos Park II and Festival Site
Preserve signicant green space and provide functional recreational space
Hike H ike & B Bike ike TTrail rail S System ystem E Expansion xpansion New hike and bike trails to connect existing trails and communities with city parks
Join us in support of the Sugar Land Parks Bond Propositions 1, 2 and 3 Carl Favre Mary Favre Carolyn Gilligan Ira Goldstein Hillary Goldstein Jane Goodsill Bhadra Grover Bob Hargarther Susan Hargarther Sue Hauenstein Leah Holden Jarvis Hollingsworth Kathy Huebner Dr. Gene Huebner Kim Icenhower Scott Icenhower Bill Jameson Susan Jameson Don Jansen Dave Johnston Karen Johnston Russell Jones Naushad Kermally Narmin Kermally Malvern Lusky K.C. Mehta Maya Mehta Les Newton
Farha Ahmed Steve Albert Herb Appel Mickey Ary Zubair Ashraf Betty Baitland Paul Barnett Joan Berger Sonal Bhuchar Bob Brindley James Dale Brooks Bob Brown Carole Brown Bill Buckingham Connie Buckingham Dean Carpenter Betty Caveny Judy Chong Rick Conley Rodney Craig Kolbe Curtice Gwen Curtice Tim DeRosa Swapan Dhairyawan Pallavi Dhairyawan Sujeeth Draksharam Doug Fairchild Jamie Fairchild
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Benefiting Santa’s Exchange
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital offers free flu shots With fall around the corner and the holiday season not far behind, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is once again offering Fort Bend residents the opportunity to “give a gift and beat the flu.” Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Fort Bend Exchange Club, Rotary Club of Sugar Land, Rotary Club of Fort Bend and Toys for Tots Fort Bend, is offering free flu shots on Saturday, November 2 to community members who participate in Santa’s Gift Exchange. Fort Bend and surrounding area residents can bring a new, unwrapped toy or clothing item to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon in exchange for a free flu shot. The toys and clothing will benefit local children in the Fort Bend area. “We are proud to partner with the local exchange clubs and Toys for Tots once again to provide this community offering,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “This is a great way for the community to stay healthy while also putting smiles on children’s faces during the holiday season.” In 2012, Santa’s Gift Exchange provided toys and clothing to more than 4,000 economically disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County. “Everyone's help is needed to meet the challenge of providing toys for our children who will not have toys this year without our help,” said Farha Ahmed, co-chairman of Santa’s Gift Exchange 2013. If you would like to participate in this community event, please bring an unwrapped, new toy or clothing item to the main lobby of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital between
Shown at the 2012 Flu Shot Clinic & Community Toy Drive are (l-r): Marketing & Community Relations Manager; Leena Taneja, Physician Relations & Marketing Director; Marcia Barham, Physician Liaison. the times of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will be distributing a limited supply of the influenza vaccine to persons age 18 and over with no history of
egg and/or latex allergy. If you are pregnant, please visit your OB/GYN or primary care physician to have your vaccine administered. For more information please call 281-275-0751.
Southminster School to hold special ceremony for our veterans Join Southminster School on Thursday, November 7, from 9:30-10:00, for a special ceremony and prayer around the flagpole as the students remember our Veterans. Please email Christy Balenene (cbalenene@southminsterschool. org) by October 25 with the names of family members who have served or are currently serving our country and indicate his/her branch of service. They will be honored on Southminster's Family Honor Roll and their names will be read during the ceremony. Unfortunately, we will not be able to add names to the honor
roll after October 25 so please send them in before the deadline. The ceremony is open to anyone who wishes to join us in prayer for our men and women in the Armed Forces. Veterans who plan to attend are asked to RSVP. They want to properly prepare for their special guests. The school children would like to recognize the Veterans who attend the ceremony with a special ribbon. Members of the Stafford ROTC Color Guard and Elkins ROTC Drill Team will be participating in the ceremony. Colonel Tom Ehlinger from Stafford High School will be the guest speaker.
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