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R the STA ss ALL .com i r m e n’t tat Sta Do l Es end ea rtB d Rw.Fo n Be ww rt Fo ow Sh 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 All in - all done Three arrested in shooting of Stafford Police Officer The last two men wanted for their involvement in shooting a Stafford Police Officer are in custody. It took the village, the police, and a whole alphabet soup of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers to round up the three men responsible for shooting Stafford Police Officer Ann Carrizales. At a press conference last week at the Stafford Centre, Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, Police Chief Bonny Krahn, and Officer Ann Carrizales sought the public’s help in finding the two men who remained at large after Carrizales’ shooting. During that conference, a special $10,000 City of Stafford to revamp treelighting ceremony and offering holiday specials for residents By Karen Daniels For 15 years, the City of Stafford has held a tree lighting ceremony to usher in the holiday season. This occasion was started by the Stafford Historical Society so that they could dress up the Island and encourage others to decorate as well. Ten years ago with the addition of the Stafford Centre, the location was relocated. This year, the city is making some changes and giving back to residents. For starters, this year's the tree lighting ceremony is being revamped. Susan Ricks and Karen Austin discussed with TOM MALER 4405 Highway 6 • Sugar Land 281-203-6900 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. Fort Bend’s most in-depth news coverage • Check our website Volume XXXVI • No. 12 By LeaAnne Klentzman Saving hundreds on car insurance is. Council their desire to make this year's party a "focus on the children" having fun. This year's theme: "Santa's Village Comes to Stafford" will be held on Tuesday, December 3 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm and will be "come and go" style. Due to a late Thanksgiving, the holiday lights around the City will already be lit and there will be no need for an official ceremony. At this new event, hot dogs and snacks will be served, the SMSD choir will perform, Santa will arrive via fire truck at 6:00pm to visit with the children, and the TREE-LIGHTING, continued on page 5 Crime Stoppers reward was announced. It all began in the wee hours of October 26, 2013 when patrol officer Ann Carrizales stopped a suspicious vehicle on FM 1092/ Murphy Road. As she made contact with the driver, the front seat passenger shot her twice; once in the cheek and once in the chest. As the shooters sped off, Officer Carrizales, bleeding and suffering from concussion wounds to the chest where her bulletproof vest had stopped the projectile, gave chase. Officer Carrizales and a fleet of pursuing law enforcement chased the gang of three from Stafford to north Houston. Officer Carrizales was taken to the hospital and the other officers found and arrested the shooter; the other two got away. ARRESTED, continued on page 5 GENERAL ELECTION HHH RESULTS HHH • 340,000 registered voters in Fort Bend County • Over 12,000 voted early, others on General Election Day, Nov. 5 For election results, visit Kids for Kindness Project Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Oyster Creek Rotary Club Veterans Day set for Nov 8 The Oyster Creek Rotary Club will hold its 14th annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon 11:30 AM, Friday, November 8, at the City Centre at Quail Valley, Missouri City. The speaker will be Missouri City native John Boerstler who served as a US Marine Corps sergeant in Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Djibouti, and Kenya. In Iraq, he was wounded, suffering severe trauma to his right eye.  John received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in 2007, graduated from Texas A&M University, and is currently pursuing a master’s of public administration degree from the University of Houston. Boerstler will wrap up the luncheon with encouraging words of patriotism, service, and honor.” There will also be the presentation of the US Flag to a distinguished veteran sponsored by Frances X. Gerosa Jr. Shown is Veterans luncheon speaker, SGT John Boerstler, in Anbar Province, Iraq for the first national elections, January 2005. See related article on page 3 Meetings reveal preferences for fixing capacity issues at Fort Bend ISD schools and creating magnet programs at under-capacity facilities are Close to 400 people attended the most popular ideas for fixing two community dialogue overcrowded schools. Adding sessions at Elkins High School portables and making operational and Travis High School to changes like required online discuss options for fixing overcourses or alternate schedules crowded and under-utilized were the least popular. schools in Fort Bend ISD. For under-utilized schools, Surveys taken by the attendees surveys revealed that changing showed that expanding existing attendance boundaries, creating schools, building new schools magnet programs and using By Betsy Dolan Predator convicted and sentenced victim did not reveal the Richmond man convicted for attacks because Continuous Sexual Abuse of threats LopezYoung Child; sentenced to 38 Martinez made, years in prison. telling her he Humberto Lopez-Martinez, would hurt her 41, of Richmond, was charged or other family Humberto Lopez-Martinez and convicted of sexually members if she assaulting a youngster over a two did not keep their secret. year period beginning when she According to testimony, on was only 11 years old. According two separate occasions, Lopezto evidence, the assaults began Martinez struck the child in the in early 2010 with inappropriate mouth because she was crying touching, escalating to sexual assault not long after. The child PREDATOR, continued on page 5 By LeaAnne Klentzman under-capacity schools for district use were highly desirable. Closing schools for non-district use and selective demolition on buildings were the least desirable. The community dialogue meetings are part of a large-scale effort by Fort Bend ISD to use community input and online surveys to create a facilities master plan by February and a new elementary school boundaries plan by May. The district also hopes to get community help in adopting a new strategic plan which will include a new mission and vision with the goal of having no achievement gaps and a graduation rate of 100% by 2025. MEETINGS, continued on page 5 Check our VETERANS DAY PAGE in honor of all who served on page 14 Don’t make me call your daddy! Residential burglars busted By LeaAnne Klentzman Campbell Elementary School’s Kids for Kindness Program will focus on children living with autism for its November Service Project.  More than 30 students will promote autism awareness by assisting in the sales of the Hope for Three, local autism advocates, 2014 Many Faces of Autism Calendar.   The calendar, which features a unique compilation of children on the autism spectrum, is a tax-deductible donation of $10.  All funds generated from the autism awareness calendar sales go toward the Hope for Three Family Resource Fund.  Viewing the 2014 Many Faces of Autism Calendar are Kids for Kindness Members and several students of Campbell Elementary’s Autism Program. Shown in the photo (back row left to right): Alyssa Ibarra, Cody Walker, Domenick Williams, Londyn Montgomery, Maylon Adams; middle row: Candice Edwards, Alex Robles, Lakin Montgomery, Kate Fehres and Bishop Williams; front row: Paul Gaines, II, Gabby Ayiteyfio, Jonathan John and Lauren Montgomery. See related article on page 3 Midday Monday a terrified Cinco Ranch woman called 911 from her closet and reported intruders in her home. Law enforcement responded, discovered forced entry but did not find the intruders. Hours slipped by and more calls of suspicious vehicles and strange activity plagued the northern reaches of Fort Bend County. Shortly before 2pm, one of the contract deputy constables patrolling the area came across one of those suspicious vehicles and stopped it. While he was dealing with circumstances that were not adding up, other sheriff’s deputies and deputy Constables were pursuing what was identified as a pair “armed and dangerous” with pistol in hand. After searching blocks of fenced back yards, and a ribbon of concrete, the Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter was called in to assist RESIDENTIAL, continued on page 5 Turn your unwanted precious metals into CA$H! Bring Sell your gold, silver and copper directly to the refinery -- No Middle Man! 3599 Highway 6 Gold & Silver Refinery 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 $ Bring We also buy DIAMONDS Bring No one can pay higher than us! We pay up to 98.5% of the market value! By LeaAnne Klentzman P u b l i c servants are the backbone of our society. We entrust them CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK with great power so when they abuse that power, it’s time for a woop’n. Cops like to think of themselves as a family. 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November 6, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper

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