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Two fallen soldiers

Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team headquartered at Camp Hovey in Dongducheon, went missing while conducting reconnaissance for future training events. “On Nov. 21, the 2nd Infantry Division lost two exceptional soldiers in the service of the United States of America,” said Lt. Col. Jeremy McGuire, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment commander.  “Maj. Hanson and Spc.

Adams possessed a sense of responsibility for a personal contribution to the United States Army, demonstrated by their acts of dedicated effort, reliability and thoroughness. “There are many differences and similarities between this major and this specialist, but the similarity that drew them together and held them with a united sense of purpose was their duty,” said McGuire. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

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Honoring two fallen soldiers

1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division holds memorial service CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - The 2nd Infantry Division held a memorial ceremony at Camp Casey to honor two fallen soldiers, who died November 21, when the military vehicle they were driving entered a river in the vicinity of the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Yeoncheon. Maj. Evans Hanson, 35, of Sugar Land, and Spc. Justin Adams 21, of North Redington, Florida, both assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery

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Missouri City honors departing police chief By Betsy Dolan

Amid the good natured ribbing about the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles there were a few tears and more than a few words of praise for the man who has led Missouri City's police force for the past 4 1/2 years. Chief Joel Fitzgerald, 42, who is leaving the Show Me City to become the first minority police chief in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen , and Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald are was honored at the December 2 pictured at the City Council meeting on December 2.  Fitzgerald is leav- city council meeting. ing Missouri City to become the police chief in Allentown, PA. "He transformed the police

Council hears recommendations on Missouri City's $40M bond proposal public facilities ($13M), parks ($2.5M), transportation ($13M) The Missouri City City and fire/police ($5M). Council heard recommendations "We were talking about from the Bond Exploratory hundreds of millions of dollars to Committee (BEC)regarding how start but we did whittle it down to a $40 million bond proposal, $40 million after Wes (Vela) told slated for May, would be spent. us that anything over $40 million The council will discuss the would require a tax increase", recommendations and provide Reiter said. a final blueprint for the bond Vela, Missouri City's Director proposal in February. of Finance, told the council that Former city councilwoman, the debt tax rate is currently .19 Eunice Reiter chaired the BEC for the 2013 tax year and should and told the council that the remain constant over the ten year money would be divided between life of the bond. five areas: drainage ($6.5M), "That's assuming appraisal By Betsy Dolan

Never a good plan By LeaAnne Klentzman

So what do ya’ think was running through his mind? Monday morning just be- CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK fore noon Rosenberg police called Sugar Land Police to share.  Seems a couple of yahoos in a stolen truck were burgl’n cars in the Academy shopping center parking lot in Rosenberg.  Thanks to sharing, Sugar Land converged on the Academy parking lot in their city just down the freeway and BAM!

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values step up 1-2% per year throughout that period as well", Vela said. Mayor Allen Owen addressed citizen concerns from social media wondering why the city would consider another bond election when all of the money approved in the 2003 bond election has not been spent. "If you get ahead of yourself, you have to raise the tax rate", City Manager Edward Broussard told the council. "This new bond measure looks at the next decade $40M BOND, continued on page 4

County mobility project cost doubles By Elsa Maxey

Newly discovered issues by CenterPoint Energy for relocating what is called energy gas facilities along a Fort Bend County road will impact a mobility project costing twice as much as initially thought. Last week Fort Bend County Commissioners Court authorized the expenditure of funds to increase the amount needed for a utility agreement with CenterPoint by $98,933.27. The original cost of the project authorized in February was to have been $96,678.98. Monies for the project will come from

2007 mobility bond funds relating to Golfview Drive from Ironwood Forest to Williams Way in Precinct 1, corresponding to Commissioner Richard Morrison’s jurisdiction in the southern portion of Fort Bend County. Unexpected field conditions for the adjustment calling for additional materials, equipment, and time for the construction phase is estimated to now cost double of what had been approved under a former utility agreement now augmented with a recently approved supplement MOBILITY, continued on page 4

department bringing in all kinds of new ideas", Owen said. "He is recognized nationwide for the things he has accomplished in Missouri City". Fitzgerald is credited with numerous innovations to the city's police department including establishing monthly criminal investigation meetings with area law enforcement agencies to

help solve crimes; creating the department's first mini-station on Texas Parkway; leading the transition to a more community oriented way of policing and pioneering the "I choose to follow the rules" program in area elementary schools that helps steer kids away from gangs and drugs. "Chief Fitzgerald motivated

and pushed the department to become one of the premiere departments in the nation", said Edward Broussard, Missouri City's City Manager. "There is a reason why we're known as one of the safest cities in the state". Missouri City ranked 20th in the Congressional Quarterly's MISSOURI CITY, continued on page 4

Motorists: Expect delays on Grand Parkway to New Territory Blvd. Construction on segment’s continuing improvements being suggested during this construction period. So, if The Fort Bend Grand you’re going to New Territory Parkway Toll Road Authority on the Grand Parkway heading reports that starting this Saturday, north, the traffic will be routed December 7, a road closure towards a new overpass that in Sugar Land will affect the will exit at Sand Hill Drive Grand Parkway/Texas 99’s allowing for a U-turn to New northbound exit to New Territory Territory Boulevard. Drivers are Boulevard. Road work in that being alerted to expect delays, area will take about 30 days to and using alternative routes complete, advises the toll road may help avoid frustration. authority. That exit is expected The toll road authority has to reopen in early January. been constructing toll road Alternative routes are overpasses as a phase of what By Elsa Maxey

is referred to as Segment D roadway improvements of the Grand Parkway, which includes a section towards Katy. The Grand Parkway running through Fort Bend County has become more heavily used due to the area’s residential and commercial growth. It will soon have seven main plaza tolled booths installed for using the overpasses, according to reported work activity. MOTORISTS, continued on page 4

Meadows Place invites everyone to their 24th Annual Christmas Memories By Karen Daniels

The 24th Annual Meadows Place Christmas Memories in the Park will take place on Friday, December 13, from 6:00pm9:00pm at McGrath Park. This yearly event is a favorite tradition among residents as well as visitors from neighboring cities. Activities include hayrides,

petting zoo, two snow hills with slides, refreshments, live music, and a camp fire area. Mark McGrath Park will be turned into a winter wonderland. Mayor Charles Jessup said, “This is one of those events that makes this city what it is.” The highlight of the evening will surely be the arrival of Santa Claus. For years the City of Meadows

Place has collected new, unwrapped gifts for the Toys for Tots program. At the November City Council meeting, Mayor Jessup took a moment to speak of the origins of this charity. In 1947, Major Bill Hendricks, a US Marine, started the program in Los Angeles, California, and MEADOWS PLACE, continued on page 4

Woman nearly hits police car head-on police car head-on as she Driving in the oncoming drove on the lanes of US 90A in Richmond wrong side of got a woman a trip to the the divided Fort Bend County Jail highway into courtesy of the Richmond oncoming police department. traffic. Pamela Charbula Shortly after midnight on According Tuesday morning, near the to Richmond Police apron of the Brazos River Department Master Sergeant Bridge, a woman from Inez, Lowell Neinast, Pamela Kay Texas was arrested for DWI Charbula, 50, was arrested after she nearly hit a Rosenberg and charged with DWI after By LeaAnne Klentzman

nearly plowing headlong into the police car. According to Neinast, Charbula was headed west bound into Richmond on US 90A from Houston but was traveling in the eastbound lanes. Neinast said Richmond Police Officer Phillip Jackson was investigating the incident and learned that Charbula had been drinking prior to the stop. Also during the stop officers WOMAN, continued on page 4

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omg Inside Fort Bend This man's feet on Black Friday have had it!

Black Friday reports in Fort Bend stores with early Thanksgiving openings were all about good traffic, meaning foot traffic for those great buys, and for this man in his car at a WalMart parking lot in Sugar Land last Friday afternoon, his feet seemed

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to have said it all. He had enough, maybe turkey, shopping or something else, so he opted for the snoozer with his size 11 feet practically speaking to passersby. Reports of sales on Friday tell of fiber glass, 6’ ladders going for $15, potted poinsettias for $1 each, those five cars each selling for a $1 for those lucky ones drawing winning tickets for the low cost purchase…what good selling gimmicks, and they seemed to have worked out for the best. Hope the exhausted man got soaked that day…in a good way as far as his feet were concerned.

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In tumultuous times, it’s comforting to know God is in control. His plan for the redemption of man was set before man existed. Almighty God sent His Son to earth 2,000 years ago to be born as a baby, live a perfect life and be crucified as the sacrifice for our sins. Please join them at Heritage Baptist Church in Missouri City this Christmas season as they celebrate “God’s Plan for Peace.” The festivities begin Dec. 15 with the sanctuary choir’s annual Christmas presentation during the 10:45 a.m. service. Bro. Dennis Bell, HBC’s music minister, has been working with the choir and soloists

Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elves are bringing their holiday magic to Sugar Land Town Square for the 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5-8 p.m. Main stage performances starting at 5 p.m. on the steps of City Hall will include a variety of acts from individuals to school groups, dancers and theatrical acts. In between performances, stroll with family and friends down City Walk Drive, and check out all the activity booths from local retailers and vendors. Climb inside a life-size snow globe and take a picture in a wintery wonderland. New this year is a Holiday Flipbook station where visitors

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for weeks preparing special Christmas music for this service. Come back later that day at 5 p.m. for the Family Christmas Dinner, full of Christian fellowship, great food and a special surprise for the children. Dr. Charles Murphy, their senior pastor, preaches his Christmas sermon the next Sunday morning, Dec. 22. The season’s activities conclude with their Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Children are invited to dress as nativity characters as they sing Christmas favorites and hear the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. They hope to see you at Heritage Baptist Church this December. Merry Christmas!

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can create their own actionthemed memory books. There will also be games, karaoke and a chance to take pictures with Santa Claus! Printed photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus are being provided by Catch the Moment Photography. Drinks, meals and treats may be purchased from a variety of on-site food vendors. Also be sure to visit the KBRZ sports radio booth, this year’s media partner, to record a message for friends and family to be played during the holiday season. Finally, gather with family and friends around the City’s spectacular 40 foot Christmas tree in Town Square to help Santa and Mrs. Claus welcome in the holiday season with the annual lighting of the tree. The event is free and open to the public. A free shuttle service will run from Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd., to Sugar Land Town Square from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Parking will also be available in the Texas and Lone Star Garages located in Town Square. For more information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov or call (281) 275-2885.

Pledge drive hopes to put an end to red light cameras The Houston Coalition Against Red Light Cameras is launching a pledge drive to put an end to the photo enforcement of traffic lights in Sugar Land. According to Michael W. Goodrum, City of Sugar Land Executive Director – Management Services, the Sugar Land Police Department has until January 3, 2014 to respond to the Traffic Safety Task Force recommendation regarding the red light camera enforcement program.  If the SLPD does not recommend that the program be terminated or that it be placed on the ballot for a public vote this group will commence legal action to overturn the city’s rejection of their petition of April 19.  That petition called for a public vote on the issue.  They are hereby accepting pledges to finance legal action to overturn the city’s unlawful act.  Our initial goal is to raise pledges of at least $5,000 for the commencement of legal action should the city council fail to act on these demands. The public is invited to fill out our online pledge form which can be located from our web site: www. houstoncolaition.net. The coalition hopes that Sugar Land will take note of this pledge drive and render it unnecessary.

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Local young lady competes for the miss teen Houston title

Kaitlyn Evans of Fresno was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Teen Houston pageant competition that will take place on Sunday December 8, 2013. Kaitlyn learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Houston area. Kaitlyn submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Houston Pageant Coordinator. Kaitlyn will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Kaitlyn will be competing in the Miss Teen division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages of 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, Kaitlyn will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s Houston judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition. If Kaitlyn were to win the title of Miss Teen Houston, she would represent Houston and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $30,000.00 in prizes and awards will be presented at

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Fort Bend ISD Messiah Concert changed location In its traditional holiday spirit, Fort Bend ISD will host its annual Messiah Concert on Thursday, December 5, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Elkins High School Auditorium, 7007 Knights Court, Missouri City   The concert has been moved from its previously scheduled venue, Clements High School, due to a power outage in the auditorium that will not be fully repaired in time for the concert. FBISD parents and patrons are invited to come and experience the high caliber of FBISD’s combined chorus, formed of students from all 11 FBISD high schools, as they present

selections from George Frederick Handel’s oratorio, The Messiah. Guest Conductor for the event is Mike Ware, Director of Music and Fine Arts, First Methodist Houston. Ware has directed choirs during performances at the Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, Carnegie Hall, twice for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) convention. FBISD choral students who auditioned for parts will perform as soloists, and the Clements High School Orchestra, directed by Ginger Wolfe, will accompany the choral group. Admission is free and the entire community is invited to attend this spectacular evening of musical pleasure.

St. Laurence Chamber Singers in concert Friday, December 6 The St. Laurence Chamber Singers will open their 11th Concert Season with “Journey to Bethlehem,” featuring Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 6, at St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd. in Sugar Land. In addition, the program will feature works by Ola Gjeilo, Franz Biebl, Z. Randall Stroope, and John Rutter, plus the premiere of a newlycommissioned piece written for the St. Laurence Chamber

Singers by a local composer. The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will be held immediately following the performance. The concert will be performed under the direction of Kevin Klotz by professional orchestral musicians and the St. Laurence Chamber Singers, an auditioned classical choral ensemble dedicated to performing sacred masterworks. To learn more, please visit www.stlaurence.org or call 281-980-9812.

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What is Solutions Edu Test Prep Center and What is their program? Especially in the area of SAT, Solutions Education offers the most concentrated help for high school students in a small group setting (no more than 4 students in one class). Students in each group are on the same level as determined Grace Suk by their placement test scores. Teachers are all qualified with Ph.D, Master, and Bachelor’s degrees, and Solutions Education is also very renowned for their intensive classes during holiday breaks and vacations. Many students have raised their scores from 300 to 500 points by taking Solutions Education SAT Intensive classes, and the center plans to conduct Winter Intensive Classes this year from December 26 to January 6th. Because of their top notch services, many of their students get into prestigious and highly selective schools such as MIT, Rice, Yale, and Princeton. Last month, two students from Solutions Education achieved a perfect score of 2400 on their actual SATs. They also provide programs for PSAT, ACT, School subjects, and College Applications. For Junior High and Elementary students, Solutions Education offers Book and Math clubs which are great preparation classes for GT students. Currently, Solutions Education has two locations: Houston and Sugar Land. Grace Suk is the Director of Solutions Education and John Park is the Manager and Instructor at Sugar Land Campus.

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Motorists will be able to continue to use the Grand Parkway’s frontage roads at no cost and also have the option to use the tolled overpasses. The toll cost for driving on the overpasses has not yet been announced. NBG Constructors, Inc., however, was the low bidder, $8,094,829.95, on a contract for the construction of the

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toll gantries or framework, overhead signs and other construction work related to the toll road portions of Segment D and the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road. As previously reported, payment for the construction of the remaining sections of the Grand Parkway in Fort Bend County is proposed to come from toll revenues. They have been understood to be needed for three reasons including paying for a road that cannot be built soon enough with available resources, paying for the continued maintenance and operation of roadway, and paying for other needed transportation improvements in the area.

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BARTON Betty Jane Barton: Age 93 of Missouri City, Texas passed away peacefully 11-19-2013. She was born February 29, 1920 in Troy Ohio. She married Chalmer A. Barton in 1945 and withstood the many years of World War II to be reunited with her husband after the war, at which time he took a position with his family’s feed and grain business that encompassed Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. They moved to Pennsylvania and spent10 years in a two story white colonial home. After a 10 year stay they moved back to Ohio, to the town of Dayton where they purchased a hardware store that provided them a nice living for the next 20 years. They moved to Houston, Texas around 1980 where

Chalmer took a position with Bering’s Home Center and Betty found a position with Dillard’s running their linen department. As time went by, Betty left Dillard’s and also took a position with Bering’s Home Center in their gift department. Betty lost her husband in 2000, but continued a busy life with volunteer work, persistent exercising at the local YMCA and an active part in her church, Christ United Methodist. She is survived by her son, Gerald S. Barton and his wife Barbara, daughter, Bonnie Reedy and her husband, Lee, grandsons, Jamie Reedy, Kelly Reedy and James J. Barton. A memorial will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 3300 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, Texas on December 11, 2013 at 11AM.

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list of the top 50 safest cities in America this year. According to federal crime reports, violent crime in Missouri City dropped from 123 in 2009, the year that Fitzgerald was hired, to 86 in 2012. Property crime reports dropped from 1,302 to 879. Missouri City hasn't had a murder since 2010, and has had 10 total in the past seven

"Some on the committee felt the building should be torn and asks what additional projects down. Others felt that it should need to be included in a future be moved", Reiter said. "But the CIP". general consensus was that a Most of the discussion space study needed to be done on focused on the recommended both buildings". $13M on public facilities. The Broussard said the roof repairs Public Safety Headquarters are so severe that the $2.7M will (PSHQ), which houses the police be spent regardless of what is department would get $3M to decided about the future of the provide additional space. The building. There are plans to form aging City Hall complex would a citizen committee to study the receive $10M including $2.7M in future of the city hall complex. roof repairs. The BEC committee $40M BOND, continued from page 1

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until they played a little po-po Rodeo! Yep, they took off in the stolen F250 pickup to run from police.  It all ended very suddenly and very shortly when the fleeing F250 ran a red light, crashed into a car, and careened into a pole at the intersection of US 59 at First Colony Boulevard.    Needless to say, it looked like a filming of Fast and Furious … Redneck Style! Yep, that Po-po Rodeo plan only ends well for the Po-po.

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502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday School for All Ages 9:30am Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Pastor's Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 pm the hub - 11:00am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am LUTHERAN CHURCH www.cumcsl.org 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Sunday School all ages 9:00am Combined Worship 10:30am www.fumcmc.org

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MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org

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 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” — which means, “God with us.” —Psalm 34:16

John Healey, Stafford Police Chief B.R. Krahn and State Representative Ron Reynolds all had words of praise for the outgoing chief. "He is a great leader and a great communicator", Reynolds said of Fitzgerald. "The only bad thing I can say about him is that he is an Eagles fan". Fitzgerald, spent 18 years with the Philadelphia Police

Department before being hired by Missouri City in 2009. Assistant Police Chief Mike Berezin will be the interim police chief. "Just as supportive as you have been of me, please be just as supportive to whoever takes my place", Fitzgerald said. "This has been a good learning experience for me and I will always remember my time in Missouri City".

recommended $5M to be spent on Fire Station #6 in the Lake Olympic Parkway area. Fire Chief, Russell Sander said the new station will help his crews respond more quickly to emergencies in that area and the new station will add additional resources to keep existing fire trucks in their districts. Larry Foos, Director of Parks and Recreation, told the council that the city needs a second gym at the Tennis and Recreation Center. In addition, he would like

to consider a skate park which would include skate boarding, in-line skating and a BMX track, additional shade covers for playground areas, a sports complex and a special needs playground set. The drainage recommendations include $6M in improvements to the Willow Water Hole Watershed near Fondren Park. $13M in transportation improvements include $7.5M in new or widened roads; $3M on sidewalks and $2.5 for beautification.

Never a good plan Meadows Place County mobility project cost doubles The installation of the steel invites everyone gas line to replace existing agreement. The total cost of gas lines has required extra There was the dynamic duo to their 24th the project, however, will work, as explained in the letter in the stolen truck… right from Valencia, including the there along the US 59 corridor.  Annual Christmas not exceed $195,612.25, according to action take by clearing of vegetation along an Seems the duo were not intercommissioners. easement before the gas line ested in a trip to the hoosegow Memories

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years. Broussard also praised Fitzgerald for his efforts in building trust within the community and encouraging his officers to get to know residents by name. Doc Holliday, Community Liason for Congressman Al Green, presented Fitzgerald with a flag that had flown over the capital in Washington D.C. Fort Bend District Attorney

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successfully collected 5,000 toys to distribute that Christmas to under-privileged children in the city. The very first toy donated was a handmade doll. The following year, the United States Marine Corp adopted the charity and put collection sites at all of the reserve centers across the nation. Walt Disney created the well known train logo and first promotional poster. Over its life span, Toys for Tots has distributed over 469 million toys to over 216 million less fortunate children. The City of Meadows Place will be accepting new, unwrapped toys from December 2 through December 16 at City Hall and at the Christmas Memories party.

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learned that Charbula had just purchased a pound of marijuana which they discovered in her vehicle. Charbula was arrested and charged with DWI and possession of marijuana, both felonies. At press time she was in the Fort Bend County jail.

In a letter from Julian S. Valencia, Utility Coordinator with United Engineers, Inc. accompanying county agenda documents, he states that “The existing 8” high pressure main was field located at 14’ deep at the tiein location on the south side of Golfview Dr. and west of Rabbs Bayou,” noting that for safety precautions, an additional 430 feet of the eight inch steel main was needed.

relocation can begin. It was recently reported that the mobility bond projects authorized by voters in 2007 are nearing completion as is the case with this Golfview Drive project pending completion. In November, voters overwhelmingly passed a $184.9 million mobility referendum for 59 roadway and transportation improvement projects throughout the county.

Sugar Land man fails to pass sniff test By LeaAnne Klentzman

Late Monday night Travis Allen Dahringer, 22, of Sugar Land, was stopped by Richmond Police Sergeant Danny Roach for speeding in the 1000 block of Jackson Street (US 90A). When Sergeant Roach made contact with Dahringer he recognized the odor emitting from the vehicle. That odor led to a search of Dahringer’s car which resulted in his arrest and numerous criminal charges. By the time the traffic stop was completed, that speeding violation had become an arrest for possession of marijuana and 7 other felonies.

According to Richmond police spokesman Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast, Dahringer Travis Dahringer was charged with, “Seven (7) counts of Manufacturing and Delivery of Narcotics. The charges included five (5) First Degree Felonies and Two (2) Third Degree Felonies. He was also charged with Possession of Marijuana, a State Jail Felony.” At press time Daringer remained in the Fort Bend County Jail.

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Fort Bend County has been hailed as the top of a lot of things for a lot of years. For as long as any newcomer can remember Fort Bend County has been in the top tier of fastest growing counties in America for at least the last 20 years. Fort Bend County has touted top schools, safe cities, and divisibility. Now, according to the New York Times, Fort Bend County is the most ethnically diverse in the country. Fort Bend County and her cities have proudly become the future of America.  With that future in mind it begs the question…. How and by what numbers did some local cities make the list of safest cities in Texas? First let’s begin by looking at what cities made the list and where they placed. Sliding into 20th place was Missouri City; followed by more centrally located and far better publicized Sugar Land at 22, closing out with Rosenberg to the west at 29th. Wow! These cities fell in line alongside places like Deer Park, League City and Lake Jackson; the top spots were reserved for suburbs of Dallas and Austin.    This study has been offered to the public by Safewise, a home security provider out of Utah.  On their website the Safewise organization states that they combined data from the FBI’s Uniformed Crime Report (UCR) and “our own thorough research” to create the comprehensive list of 50 Safest Texas cities with a population of 20,000 or more residents based on data from 2011 reports.  In short, while the cities get to post a nice gold badge to their homepage stating “50 Safest Cities in Texas,” it is nothing more than an another

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marketing ploy which brings us to issues that have plagued the FBI’s UCR reports for years. While the state and federal government try hard to not allow the UCR Reports to be manipulated, they can be.  Crime numbers for a community, up or down, have an impact on the  city’s image, real estate, advertising, local Chamber of Commerce, the police chief, city manager, as well as council members.  If crime is up, constituents want to know why, when crime is down everyone rolls along fat, dumb, and happy. In the age old game of government staffing, crime

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a crime is committed inside that subdivision it remains the responsibility of the Sugar Land Police Department to investigate and is reported in Sugar Land’s UCR Reports.  Precinct 1 Constable AJ Dorr has a contract with the Greatwood subdivision which lies in both the city of Sugar Land as well as unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County which is the sheriff's jurisdiction and responsibility. Constable Rob Cook and Constable Ruben Davis also have several contracts that are supplemental to the jurisdictions that fall under the Sheriff and the City of Houston.  The contract cop business was a heated topic of the last Sheriff’s race.  Then candidate, now Sheriff, Troy Nehls said it was his plan to turn all contract law enforcement over to the

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Constables, of which he was one, stating he believed Constables were better able to provide that supplemental service. That commitment did not pan out. Sheriff Nehls has elected to renew the contacts that were with his office and even picked up some that were previously with Constables. To make it clear, contract deputy programs are for supplemental law enforcement over and above what is paid for with tax dollars.  If crime is a problem and needs more funding, show us verifiable numbers – Real numbers…but wait... what would happen with the Safest Cities in Texas?. 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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This is my first time to respond to Michael Fredrickson’s column who is also the owner of the Fort Bend Star, His“I’m Sick and Tired…” column is entertaining only to likeminded people who revel in his personal insults directed at President Obama on every subject imaginable. In his Nov. 20, 2013 column he makes his “sick and tired” argument against Obamacare and against the “kool-aid drinkers that continue to defend the indefensible…” He scornfully concludes in his first sentence, “This socialized medicine bill known as Obamacare was supposed to provide health insurance to 30 million uninsured.” I expected his next remark to be that Obamacare did not do what he promised, since his theme of his previous paragraphs was Obama lies about everything, but that did not happen. Instead, Michael said there was no need to provide them with affordable insurance because the uninsured

get free healthcare at emergency rooms. He crowed that none of these uninsured filed for bankruptcy, and scoffed at the notion of the “kool-aid drinkers” that emergency care costs were much higher and less effective or that these costs would be passed along to all citizens though higher taxes and insurance premiums. He finally concluded that Obamacare would result in middle class tax payers suffering bankruptcy because they footed all of the subsidies for the formerly uninsured poor. Despite Michael’s hard to follow arguments and questionable facts to the contrary, neutral agencies have determined that the ACA will result in a net cost savings and a needed benefit to society as a whole. His comments reflect the fact that most Republican opposition stems from ideology, not pragmatic economic arguments. The ACA or Obamacare was once a mainstream Republican idea modeled after

the Massachusetts Plan and championed by Romney and the once staid Heritage Foundation. It combines consumer protection that restricts insurance companies from insuring only the healthy, and it essentially requires everyone not covered by employer based group plans to purchase individual insurance in a large pool or group with a standard prices and coverage plans, but with government subsidies for the poor. The primary Republican ideology that drives opposition to the ACA is the belief that access to health care should not be a right and a goal of our society, and that they individually have no public obligation to others, especially based on a notion that the well to do should do more. They call the ACA “socialism” which is a handy epithet for any policy of government assistance; or they argue that the poor are unworthy and undeserving. Other ideological opposition is based on hatred for

Singers join Fort Bend Symphony to spread Christmas cheer This year’s Deck the Halls concert, presented by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, will be more magical than ever as the St. Laurence Chamber Singers join the orchestra in this special holiday presentation. This popular concert begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Stafford Centre. Some of the seasonal favorites on the program include Sleigh Ride, The Christmas Song, Frosty the Snowman and Christmas Fantasia. FBSO will

accompany the St. Laurence Singers as they sing Hallelujah Chorus, Carol of the Bells and several additional selections. The concert also features an audience sing-along to We Wish You A Merry Christmas. Other special guests include Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella narrating Twas the Night Before Christmas, plus photo opportunities with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. This year’s concert is under the direction of associate conductor Dr. Dominique

Royem. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., she will share some programming notes during an informal time called “Beyond the Baton.” For best seats, purchase tickets early at fbso.org or call 281.276.9642. Reserved seats for adults begin at $12 with discounts for adults 55 and over, students, military and groups of 10 or more. Children 12 and under are free with a reserved ticket. The Stafford Centre is located at 10505 Cash Road in Stafford.

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they serve (a private entity; private monies).  Those communities are generally affluent neighborhoods that want more of a law enforcement presence than can be provided by the police or Sheriff under whose jurisdiction they fall.  Here in Fort Bend County these officers are generally deputies for either the Sheriff or a Constable.  They are by definition supplemental to the law enforcement that is required to be provided by the government through the taxes that are paid to said government .  For example, Precinct 4 Constable Trever Nehls has a contract in the Sugar Land neighborhood of Sweetwater.  That community pays extra for the Constable’s deputies to provide supplemental patrols inside their neighborhood even though they are paying city taxes.  However, when

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will trend downward, until of course they need more personnel; then you will notice an uptick in offenses. Fear and fear of crime is a great motivator for decision makers.      While being listed in the top safest cities in Texas by an alarm company survey is a boon to advertising, it is just that, an advertisement.  For those of us who live here, all we can say is….Really? Take a look at the calls for service; look at the down tick in one UCR stat and the uptick in another of a lesser offense. Yeah, we know how the game is played. Speaking of crime as a motivator, as Fort Bend County has grown and tax dollars have been stretched thin, the contract cop business has exponentially exploded.  Contract cops are officers hired as a supplemental law enforcement group that is paid by the community

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Fort Bend Symphony musicians, joyously preparing for the Sunday, Dec. 8 Deck the Halls Christmas concert, include John Gearhart, harp; Patricia Guzman, cello; Aimee Peterson, co-concertmistress; and Chelsea Keaton, bass clarinet.

Boys who love music and singing should audition for the Fort Bend Boys Choir where “It’s a Boy’s Place to Sing!” Young boys from all over the Fort Bend and Houston metropolitan area have the opportunity to learn more about music and singing as well as many of life’s important lessons like leadership, time management and teamwork in addition to building selfconfidence and self-esteem – all in a safe, proactive setting. Boys age eight (8) and older with unchanged voices are invited to audition. No previous singing experience is necessary. Open auditions will be held at the First United

Methodist Church Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 7. Scholarships and carpooling assistance are available! *Be sure to ask about Music Magic, the choir's music enrichment class for six and seven year old boys that starts in late February 2014! Find out why the Fort Bend Boys Choir is “a boy’s place to sing” and how they make a difference in the lives of boys by visiting their website at www. fbbctx.org; or, call the choir office at (281) 240-3800 to schedule an alternate audition time. You can also check out their fan page on Facebook.

Obama that goes well beyond just partisan opposition. The bottom line is the economic arguments of the Republicans against Obamacare do not add up, and their ideological arguments put in question their sense of morality. We kool- aid drinkers will continue to support the ACA and be receptive to pragmatic economic arguments to amend and improve it, but we reject the Republican ideology that demands it be repealed. We hope to continue to respond to Michael Fredrickson’s column if the Star chooses to publish it. M. E. “Skip” Belt, President of the Fort Bend Silver Democrats 11/25/2013

Publisher responds to letter to the editor... Skip, I really appreciate you reading my right-wing rant. I was curious to see you did not refer to my column as a rightwing rant. You are just too nice or maybe I’m not doing my job! I am happy you could follow my sometimes ‘hard to follow arguments’. I’m also glad you could not point out a single misrepresentation in my column. The leftist president and former community organizer from the state where three governors (Illinois) are or were in prison has done nothing but lie. You can’t keep your current health care plan, he has not cut the deficit in half, he HAS hired lobbyist to serve in the White House, the average family of

four will NOT see their annual health insure bill lower by $2,500 and on and on and on. When the uninsured show up at an emergency room for the flu, that hospital simply shifts that cost to those of us that have insurance. Obamacare shifts costs to those of us that still pay full price for insurance so they can give away (or highly subsidize) health insurance to those with income under 400% ABOVE the poverty line. This extremist president mandated that your (silver democrats) health insurance include pregnancy coverage. I thought pretty much everybody had already heard that there will still be 31 million uninsured after 10 years of this train wreck known as Obamacare. This is according to the Congressional Budget Office, while you refer to “neutral agencies”. Obamacare is not doing what it was designed to do. There, now I said it. It will cost $2.8 trillion over 10 years and not the $900 billion as sold to the American voters and that does not even include the increases in all of our insurance premiums. Skip, you are the ONLY democrat that actually admits that republicans had an alternative plan! My plan is a complete repeal of Obamacare and replace it with ‘a mainstream Republican idea modeled after the Massachusetts Plan’. I’m sure it would be better than Obamacare.. Michael Fredrickson

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SIENNA PLANTATION – Come see this Darling 4/3.1/2 Home in the Highly Desired Sienna Plantation on a Large Corner Lot. Has over $32,000 in Upgrades! Hardwood floors, 2’’ blinds throughout, spacious island kitchen w/Gas Range & Open Kitchen Concept. Lg. Game Room up. Beautiful Plantation style porch in front & back. Loft can be computer nook. 2 Master Suites (1 upstairs & 1 down). Alarm & sprinkler system. Fabulous Area Amenities....Resort Style Community Pools, Private Golf Course & Much More. A Must See! $220,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM6030SB)

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SWEETWATER – Gorgeous 1 Story Sweetwater Golf Course Home! Exquisitely designed, very well built. Harrington builder, built (& lived in) this home for himself. Over $200,000 in updates/upgrades! Kitchen features Granite countertops, SS appliances & walk-in pantry. Beautiful Hardwood floors in all formals & kitchen. Also features Plantation Shutters, Double Crown Molding, Study w/Built-Ins & much more! Oversized back yard patio w/covered deck overlooking a breath-taking golf course view of ‘’rolling hills’’! $489,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM52GL)

BRIGHTWATER – Lovely 2 story home w/tons of recent updates & upgrades! 1/2 a blk from beautiful greenbelt & waterway. Some upgrades include: 5/13 Lt Neutral Carpet, Fresh Int. Paint, Resurfaced Kitchen Cabinets & Front Door, SS Appliances, Ceramic Smooth Top down draft Range, 2’’ Faux Blinds,Gate & partial fence. 2012 Bull-nose edge Granite Countertops, Undermount sink, 20’’ tile floors in Kit. & Bkft, Traventine in entry, hall & 1/2 bath. Hardwood flrs in Dining rm. Study/ Flex Rm. Recent HVAC, Roof & Hardi! $249,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4107HP)

TELFAIR – Exquisitely Designed 1.5 Story w/Over $70K in Upgrades! Architectural Flair Thru-out with Columns, Art Niches, High Ceilings, Hardwoods in Formals, 20’’ tile, Plantation Shutters, Stained Glass & Much More! Kitchen w/Granite Counter Tops & Center Island. Open Concept Floor Plan. Large Master Suite w/cozy sitting area accented by a wall of windows. Spacious Master Bath w/2 Walk-in Closets, both w/ custom built-ins! Beautiful Sun Room off Formal Living Rm. Lg. Upstairs Media Rm. A Must See! $590,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1902TL)

RIVERBEND NORTH – Elegant Emerald Home w/large pool accented by soothing waterfall! Great curb appeal w/large mature shade trees & landscaping. Master bedroom down. Downstairs flex room/study/or 4th bedroom w/connecting bath. Spacious kitchen w/large center island. Open concept large family room w/ 2 story ceiling height, gas log fireplace & a wall w/built-in cabinets & accent shelves. Large back yard w/sparkling pool w/tanning ledge & accent waterfall. Covered patio. Perfect for outdoor entertaining! $249,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1622GR)

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COMMONWEALTH PARK – Stunning updated & upgraded Newmark Hm in the desirable Commonwealth. Highly Rated Schools, Low taxes & wooded parks, playgrounds, pools, splash pad & tennis courts. This gorgeous home has lots of Hardwood flring downstairs & up. Carpet in only 2 bedrooms up-new(7/13). New 2’’ blinds(7/13). Gourmet Kit. w/ granite, ss.appl. 2-headed shower w/frameless glass dr. New spa heater(7/13). Recent paint. Lg. covered Patio w/ceiling fan. Sculpted pool/spa-resurfaced(12). Lushly landscaped w/sprkler sys. $409,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM22BF)

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TELFAIR – Absolutely Stunning 4/3.1/3 Tandem Home in Desired Telfair! Soaring Ceilings, Spiraling Staircase w/Wrought Iron Accent, Lg. Arched Windows, Double Crown Molding, 2’’ Blinds & 18’’ Tile Flooring. Gourmet Style Kitchen w/Granite counters & Tiled Back Splash, Center Island, Dark Cherry Wood Cabinets, Walk-In Pantry, Butler’s Pantry & SS Appliance Package. Master Bedrm. w/3-sided gas Log Fireplace & Sitting Area. Lg. Upstairs Gamerm. Back Yard Overlooks Greenbelt & Water, Fabulous for Entertaining! $475,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1902CA)

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QUAIL VALLEY LA QUINTA Great one story in Quail Valley. Huge yard on the golf course. Golf cart garage. 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, covered back porch. Updated baths & kitchen, formals plus den. Cedar closet. Replaced roof, ac, heat, windows, flooring, hardware. Don’t pass it up!! $194,500. (2231WI)

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FIRST COLONY - Custom designed 2-story home situated on corner lot offers cast iron front dr; marble & tile flrs; brkfst area, music rm, & family rm w/3-way f/p; island kit w/granite & SS appls; master bath w/heated flrs; private study with f/p; game rm+media; covered patio; pool; man’s summer kit cove. Zoned to Clements! $699,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3135HI)

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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. $1,499,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (38CH)

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RIVERSTONE - A spectacular stucco & stone Westport designed home offers private study; island kitchen w/granite & SS appliances; 1st flr owner’s retreat+ 2nd bedrm down; game rm; theater rm; pool/spa; summer kitchen; much more! Zoned to excellent schools. 5 bedrms/5.1 ba/3A $1,199,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4CA)

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FANNIE MAE BEAUTY in an awesome golf course commuity, Huge home, over 4000 sqft, built in 2001. This 5/3.5/2 beauty has all new carpet and paint. Both formals, master down and gameroom up. Hurry call 281-867-7575 for your private viewing of this awesome buy!! (8115SW)

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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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QUAIL VALLEY - This beautiful home has so much to offer. 4 bedrooms (2 down), 3 full baths, gameroom up and 3 car garage on oversized corner lot. Updates include: granite counters in kitchen, master & up bath. Refinished cabinets, Real wood floors in dining. Custom solid Mahogany front door. Tile thru-out down. Recent roof w/upgraded plywood decking & techshield. $207,500 MLS # 60790452. (3922PA)

LAKE OLYMPIA - 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath 2 story perfect for growing family. All bedrooms plus gameroom up. Both formals. Wood flooring in den. Recent appliances, A/C’s, carpet. 3 car detached garage is insulated & air conditioned – perfect for hobbyists. Oversized lot features extended patio, koi pond, lush landscaping and large garden area. MLS# 29792973 $180,000. (7915MY)

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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)

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Donation sites, volunteers needed Toys for Tots Fort Bend launch largest countywide campaign toy donation program proclaimed December 7 as Toys for Tots Fort Bend County Day to mark a dedicated day for awareness and toy collections throughout the area. “We are so proud of how our community comes together for this annual event that brings joy to so many children,” said Jack Molho, coordinator for Toys for Tots Fort Bend. “Since 1947, Toys

for Tots and the United States Marine Corps have been providing toys for our most needy children. Combined with the good work of Santa’s Exchange, and the support of local businesses and the community, we are working to make this the best year ever.” Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be made at locations throughout the county

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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)

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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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Corporate relocation!Priced below others this same floor plan!Cute one story 3 bedroom with a study!Spacious kitchen(includes frig)with breakfast bar opens to large den with high ceilings and fireplace.Den has surround sound and Seller is leaving speakers!Ceramic tile,along with fresh interior paint,and neutral carpet makes this easy to move right in!High efficiency,oversized A/C installed only 1.5 years ago!Corner lot,Sprinker System!Washer/Dryer to remain as well.Better hurry on this one! $139,900 (19803TR)

including all Sugar Land Fire Department Stations, First Colony Mall, Costco, Legacy Ford, St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms, Fort Bend ISD, Lamar CISD and many other participating area businesses. To be a drop-off site or volunteer, please visit www. stafford-tx.toysfortots.org or email toysfortotsfortbend@ gmail.com.

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the hayrides will depart from the Pecan Grove Randall’s Parking Lot (1890 FM 359, Richmond, 77406), from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, each Friday and Saturday night. The cost is $5 per person and $125 for private parties in a single trailor. (Children under two years of age ride free.) Reservations are recommended for parties of six or more. For more information, please email: ahsprograd@gmail.com or call 281-240-9460.

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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

MNB ENTERPRISES LLC • DBA CRITICAL AIR

TUTOR

LOST PET

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

ESTATE SALE - RIVERBEND NORTH - Inside the house, rain or shine. Lots of furniture, bedroom suites, antiques, several tube TV’s, coffe tables, large entertainment center, lamps, dining room table set, breakfast table set, arm chairs, china hutch, dishes, collector figurines, small appliances, lots of framed prints and art, upright jewelry boxes, daybed, couches, and more. Come by 8am to noon this Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1622 S. GABRIAL RIVER CIR. - no early birds.

NEED A TUTOR?, 3rd - 8th grade, all subjects, home visits, $35/hour, call Jack, 832-888-1749. PET

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

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

TACLA021957E (Licensed & Insured)

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• CLASSIFIED • CLASSIFIED •

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CLEANING

Get wise to age-fighting.

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

LIMITED TIME! CALL NOW!!

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Nights, Holidays & Weekends

ADOPTION

• Great Prices • Rebates! • Financing • Warranties

Interior/Exterior Painting Carpentry • Sheetrock • Textures • Power Washing

“Serving All Houston and Surrounding Areas”

SERVICES

TRANE ON SALE!

REMODELING

GET YOUR DOOR FIXED TODAY!

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Carpet • Painting • Remodeling • Ceramic Marble • Wood Flooring • Pressure Washing Laminate Wood Flooring • Granite Slab Countertops

Frank Garza, owner

DEADLINE: Classified Deadline is 3PM on Monday

281-690-4280

Insured Free Estimates References Since 1981

ACE TILE

Licensed & Insured TACLA002487E

PAY FOR AD

WORKS by Rob

4655 Techniplex Dr., Ste. 600

“Where Quality Counts”

(281) 265-7134

281-499-3511

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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

Painting by Tod Tod Griffin

322 Present St. • Stafford

HOME IMPROVEMENT

From Concept, Draw, to Permits & Completion Any Addition, Renovation & Customized

cannot be combined with any offer

713-542-4111

Digital

Pressure Washing

Sheetrock Repair

Serving Ft. Bend 31 years • Complete systems and service of all brands

CALL MIKE AT CURRENT ELECTRIC • 832-758-0026 TECL #21168 • HMEL #175 • 21 YEARS

Quality Work • Supervised Crews

STAR

Interior and Exterior

Call us today and in most cases we will have your house cool TODAY!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

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STUDIOS

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281•788•9256

Commercials I Presentations I Promotions

PROBLEMS?

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Full service digital video production for businesses, organizations and professionals

Air Conditioning

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Call TODAY for FREE ESTIMATE 281-898-0154  Eddie Allum

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BY MARK LANGFORD

• Construction • Remodeling • Kitchen/Bath • Design/New-Build • Patio/Gazebo • Resale Preparation • Flooring/Roofing • Home Realtor Srvc

281-344-9212

ction Satisfanteed Guara

PAINTING & HOME REPAIRS

COMPANY

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House Painters Plus

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Driveway - Gates & Operators

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281-261-1064

Ornamental Iron Fence

• IRON FENCE REPAIR •

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ALAN'S PLUMBING

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

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

TELEPHONE / VOICE MAIL SYSTEM ProStar Communications "See the Power of Panasonic at Our Demo Center" .........................281-265-3500

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

SERVICES

SERVICES

ALL ABOUT CLUTTER

Need

your home or office organized? SHARON WAGNER, Professional Organizer

GARAGE SALE

GARAGE SALE

CLEANING QUALITY MAIDS, commercial & residential satisfaction guaranteed, 27 years experience, 713-3975109. CLEANING SERVICE Residential house / apt. cleaning. AFFORDABLE! Reliable, call for free estimate. 281-639-0546 Pearl.

M U LT I - FA M I LY, 2003 CREEK VALLEY LANE, Creekshire Subdivision, 77478, Dec, 7th, 7:30 - Noon. Household items, furniture & clothing. 3811 CROW VALLEY, Quail Valley, Sat., Dec. 7, 8am, tires & rims, furniture, mens/boys clothes, Christmas tree, toys.

SIENNA PLANTATION, 3227 OAK PARK LANE, Missouri City, TX 77459. Saturday, Dec. 7th, 7am to 2pm. Furniture, Sporting Goods, Bicycles, Kitchen Items, Clothes, Shoes.

MAID IN SUGAR LAND Independent housekeeper looking for long term general housekeeping work. References available from last 10 years! Brenda 281-4949305

One free hour of consultation

sharontheorganizer@yahoo.com 281-235-6323

CHARLTON’S BODY REPAIR

Serving Fort Bend County since 1957

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

281-499-1126 www.CharltonsBodyRepair.com

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ESTATE SALE RYAN ESTATE SALE: 1722 BERNIE AVE., Rosenberg - Friday & Saturday 8-?, antiques, furniture, bank memorabilia, kitchen items, appliances, china & serving pieces, old maps, Christmas items, linens, clothing, jewelry - too much to list!

MISCELLANEOUS

VACATIONS

VACATIONS

New Braunfels - Guadalupe RIVERFRONT on River Rd. (outside New Braunfels city limits)

First-class riverfront duplex on River Rd. Minutes to Schlitterbaun or tube the Guadalupe. Also convenient to Fiesta Texas, Sea World, Gruene Hall , Natural Bridge Cavern and Canyon Lake.

2 units available - Each unit sleeps 8

MOONWALK RENTAL

See pictures and rates at www.RioRatonDuplex.com and e-mail your dates from web page

IZAM’S TREASURES

832-788-2294

832-563-0523

PSYCHIC

ESTATE SALE

ESTATE SALE

ESTATE SALE

“readings by Tammy”

Estate Sale - Rain or Shine

281-232-4436

Estate sale is INSIDE and out of the elements Lots of furniture, bedroom suites, antiques, numerous tube TV’s (some larger and some small mini size), coffe tables, large entertainment center, lamps, dining room table set, breakfast table set, arm chairs, china hutch, dishes, collector figurines, small appliances, lots of framed prints and art, upright jewelry boxes daybed, couches. No early birds.

Call for appointment

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This Saturday 8am to noon 1622 S. Gabrial River Cir. Riverbend North

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VACATION

New Braunfels - Guadalupe RIVERFRONT on River Rd.

H REAL ESTATE H EMPLOYMENT AND REAL ESTATE LINE ADS are $15 for 20 words or less. Each additional word is 75¢/ word. Call Denise 281690-4200.

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First-class riverfront duplex on River Rd.

MIKE TIDWELL MASTER PLUMBER #M37825 LICENSED • INSURED

Minutes to Schlitterbaun or tube the Guadalupe. Also convenient to Fiesta Texas, Sea World, Gruene Hall , Natural Bridge Cavern and Canyon Lake.

281.980.6265

2 units available - Each unit sleeps 8

RESIDENTIAL • REPAIRS • SERVICE

See pictures and rates at www.RioRatonDuplex.com and e-mail your dates from web page

832-788-2294

CALL US AT 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250

H FOR SALE H CLASSIFIED DEADLINE IS 3 PM MONDAY

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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Clements HS Cheerleaders to hold Little Ranger Cheer Clinic Missouri City Branch Library The Clements High School perform learned material in the "Little Ranger Show-Offs" For more information, please hosts holiday open house Cheerleaders are hosting a Little Ranger Cheer Clinic Saturday, December 7th for kids Kindergarten through 8th grade. This is a great opportunity for the Little Rangers to learn proper stretching techniques, a dance and cheer, and motions and jumps. Participants will

afternoon portion of the day for their family and friends! The clinic will begin at 8:30am in the Girl's Gym at Fort Settlement Middle School with registration/check-in beginning at 8am. Participants will enjoy snacks and lunch with the cheerleaders and our

will begin at 1:30. Each child will receive a t-shirt, lunch, snacks and drinks for $40.00.

go to out website: https:// sites.google.com/site/2013l ittlerangercheerclinicchs/

Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will host a Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 10, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library.

Join the library staff for caroling, cookies, and warm beverages. The Holiday Open House is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100.

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EMPLOYMENT

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PARALEGAL NEEDED FOR DEFENSE FIRM Must have “basic” knowledge of the Texas Civil Rules & deadlines, etc. No phone calls or faxes. Email resume to: ecp@malpracticedefense.com

NOW HIRING

MONTESSORI TEACHER SALARIED POSITIONS: • BUYER/ PLANNER • WELDING/ METALLURGICAL ENGINEER • DESIGNER • SALES ENGINEER

HOURLY POSITIONS: • WELDERS • MACHINIST • INSPECTORS • INDUSTRIAL PAINTER • PRODUCTION WORKERS • ASSEMBLERS & CRAFTSMEN

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to work with pre primary ages 6 weeks to 14 months.

• Must be able to set up a Montessori prepared learning environment where children will experience practical life, science, language arts, sensorial, visual arts, music, drama, dance and cultural activities. • Must be Degreed in Early Childhood Education, Montessori Education, Social Psychology, Sociology or Child Development.

PLEASE SEND RESUME TO: gifola@aol.com or fax to (301) 963-7449.

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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, December 28 , 2013 The units to be auctioned are: Yachtze Lamond Luchin- Units A-147 (household goods) Felipe Garza- B-11 (W&D, couches, household goods) Georgelyn B. Hemphill-Unit C-143 (household furniture & clothing) Joe Aranda- Unit- A-124 (boxes, leather couch, antiques) Elrid Clark- Unit B-82 (household goods)

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.

CITY OF STAFFORD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a pubic hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 7:30PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, December 18, 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. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

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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, December 10, 2013, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, December 18, 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 K & K Hotel Group for the construction of a multi-story hotel, specifically a (4) story TownPlace Suites by Marriott. The property is located on Fountain Lake Drive in Stafford TX. and is legally described as the Unrestricted Reserve “H-A”, Block 1, of the Fountains Section One, Second Replat of Unrestricted “H”, a subdivision of record in Plan No. 20070220 of the Plat records of Fort Bend County, Texas. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

CITY OF STAFFORD

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, December 10, 2013, (continuation of Public Hearing of Tuesday, November 12, 2013), at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, December 18, 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:

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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.

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All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

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Mistletoe Market Holy Cross Kids Preschool is holding their 2nd annual Mistletoe Market, Thursday, December 5, 6-9 p.m., indoors at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 5653 W. Riverpark Dr., Sugar Land. Market features artists, craft-makers, jewelry, foods, novelties & more. Admission is free & includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of beautiful donated items. Girl’s Night Out Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Parkway South, Sugar Land, Conference Rooms A, B, & C, to host The original…Girls’ Night Out. Unwrap the secrets to looking and feeling your best this holiday season, will be held Thursday, December 5, 6 – 6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres & Holiday Shopping, 6:30 – 8 p.m., physician presentations & Botox treatments. Treat yourself to Botox for $8 per unit . Reserve your time when registering. Cash and credit cards are accepted. The event is free for those age 21 and up, but seating is limited. Registration is required. Call 713.222.CARE (2273) to register today.

DECEMBER 6-8; 13-15; 20-23

Santa comes to Quail Valley Bring the kids to visit with Santa. For the 20th straight year, Santa will be at the North Pole in the Boca Court cul-de-sac in Quail Valley on December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 23 from 6:30-9 p.m. Follow the lights on Kiamesha Drive to Boca Court and bring your camera!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Channel 13 Food Drive Channel 13’s Food Drive arrives at Terry High School faculty parking

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Christmas in Rosenberg Historic Downtown in Rosenberg is having Christmas in Rosenberg Saturday, December 7, noon to 8 p.m. Gift & craft vendors, entertainment, photos with Santa, food,visit downtown merchants, Rosenberg Railroad Museum, Performing and Visual Arts. Eat, Shop, play, relax. For more information jheath@cfbca.org. 5K Family Fun Run Scanlan Oaks Elementary’s The Big 10 Under the Big Top annual 5K family fun run . It’s their 10 year anniversary so it will be a family friendly event. Clowns, rides, food, and fun. The event is Saturday December 7, Scanlan Oaks Elem., 9000 Camp Sienna Trail, Missouri City. Race start times: 5K Chipped Timed 8:00 am; ¼ Mile Run 9:20 am; and Toddler Trot 9:45 am. Visit SOEPTO.org for registration info. Autism Play Group of Fort Bend County This group provides social opportunities for children with Autism ages 1-12 yrs & their families while building a support network in Fort Bend County. The group will meet December 7, 10 a.m. to noon, Sugar Land City Park, 225 7th Street, Sugar Land. Thanks to local sponsors, drinks, snacks & door prizes are provided. Cost is FREE but donations are appreciated. RSVP is required at susan@susangar.com or 281-726-2665. Saturday with the Master Gardeners: Garden Talk Topic “Edible Landscape” Join the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ on Saturday, December 7th a talk about edible landscape, 10 a.m. Talk to the MG volunteers who design and maintain them. Agriculture Center, 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building where you’ll find the gardens and Master Gardeners at work. Gardens will be open from 9:0011:00 a.m. on December 7. Call 281-341-7068 or visit www.fbmg.com for more information. A Sparkling Good Deal Austin HS ProGrad is cleaning up the city, one car at a time. AHS ProGrad 2014 has planned a fundraising car wash on Saturday, December 7, 9 a.m.-noon, Christian Brothers, 8431 Homeward Way, in New Territory. All proceeds will benefit ProGrad 2014.There will be no fixed price for a car wash. ProGrad 2014 would graciously accept whatever donations motorists choose to make. Bargain Book Sale Join the First Colony Friends of the Library on Saturday, Dec.7, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., First Colony Library, 2121 Austin Parkway. Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/youth books, nonfiction, most items $1 or less. Proceeds benefit the library and its programs. Miracle on Morton Street Come to Richmond for a true small town Christmas celebration, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Historic Downtown Richmond. Vendors, shopping, food, live entertainment, and kid zone.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

A GOP Christmas party Fort Bend Co. Republican Party is hosting this free Christmas party Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 p.m., Agave Road, 1016 FM 1463, Katy. Enjoy live music by Texas Trio, finger foods, soft drinks, deserts, & open cash bar. Visit Fort Bend Republican Party on Facebook or Twitter. Retired Educators to meet Fort Bend-Harris Retired Educators Association will hold their annual Christmas luncheon Thursday, December 12, 11:00 a.m., in the Great Hall of the First United Methodist Church 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land. Entertainment will be provided by the Sugar Sisters. Leadership Luncheon Series Missouri City will host the luncheon series Thursday, Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m., City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City. Carol Edwards, CEO of Access Health will be guest speaker. Naci’s Dollar Store teams up with My Brother’s Keeper Naci’s Dollar Store , 11315 Hwy. 6 South, Sugar Land has teamed up with My Brother’s Keeper to accept donations for the 1st annual Help to Hope Food Drive. Donations of food, toothbrushes, toothpaste diapers, wipes, & anything else a family might need. Donation hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon.-Sat. Those who bring donations, will receive a percentage off their store purchases. 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 momsclub_sln@yahoo.com.

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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 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: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com 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 mike@reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) 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.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Contemporary Christmas Concert Southminster Presbyterian Church to hold this concert December 8, 7:00 pm. Join them as they celebrate the Christmas season with carols old & new performed by their band, GraceNotes, & other church talent. Southminster Presbyterian Church,4200 Cartwright, Missouri City.

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lot (across from the Central Appraisal District offices on FM 2218 in Rosenberg), Friday, December 6, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Channel 13 will be airing live from 9am – 10am. All proceeds stay in west Fort Bend Co. If you know of a family or families in need of assistance, please contact William Benton at 281-342-3839. 1st Annual Winter Art Gala Sugar Land Artists’ Guild Hosts 1st Annual Winter Art Gala will be held Friday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., 104 Industrial Blvd., Suite Q, Sugar Land.Come meet the artists and see their latest masterworks at a special holiday reception featuring a delectable selection of wines and desserts. For more info 281-565-0957. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6,7,13, 14, 20, 21 Holiday Hayrides Austin HS PoGrad to host these hayrides Friday & Saturday nights, 7-9 p.m., Randall’s parking lot, Pecan Grove, 1890 FM 359, Richmond. $5 each, under 2 yrs free. Reservations for 6 or more recommended at ahsprograd@ gmail.com or call 281-240-9460.

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H S TA R P E O P L E H S TA R P E O P L E H S TA R P E O P L E H County Judge Robert Hebert declares December 7 as "Toys for Tots" day

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert declared December 7, as Toys for Tots Fort Bend County Day.  Each year Fort Bend County Toys for Tots asks the community to donate new/unwrapped toys to help provide gifts to less fortunate children during the Holiday Season.  The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office will place collection bins at the Justice Center, the Travis Building and the Gus George Training academy for donations. For more information about Toys for Tots, visit toysfortots.org. Shown l-r are: Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert; Jack Molho, Fort Bend CountyToys for Tots;  Sergeant Daniel Hennelly,  1st Battalion, 23rd Marines; 1st Sgt Mack Grimmett 1st Bn 23rd Marines.

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Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery is a supportive, positive, and fun atmosphere for the creative individual. If you are looking to take a class, showcase your art, or rent studio space, Sugar Land Art Center is a nonstressful, artistic environment for the young and old.

Winter Art Gala

A Wine & Dessert Reception

Winter Art Gala, A Wine and Dessert Reception

Benefits Fort Bend Education Foundation "Take Me Out Tuesdays" kickoff event set for December 10 On Tuesday, December 10, the Fort Bend Education Foundation (FBEF) will kick off its “Take Me Out Tuesdays” event at eight participating Sugar Land restaurants including Berryhill Baja Grill, Corelli’s Italian Café, Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill, La Escondida Mexican Grill, Outback Steakhouse, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, Ruggles Green, and Tucanos Brazilian Grill. When patrons dine at any of the participating restaurants on Dec. 10 and mention the Foundation, a portion of the sales will be given to the FBEF. Beginning in 2014, the second Tuesday of each month will be designated “Take Me Out Tuesdays” and will feature a special promotion from one of the eight participating restaurants.

Pictured (front row, from left) are: Wendy Brooks, Berryhill Baja Grill; Fred Mankarious, Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill; Brenna Smelley, FBEF Executive Director; Doris Funderburk, La Escondida Mexican Grill; Jose Reyes, Tucanos Brazilian Grill and (back row) Federico Marques, Ruggles Green; Trent Thomas, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza and Sean Kennedy, Corelli’s Italian Cafe. (Not shown is the representative from Outback Steakhouse.)

THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU... NOW! The featured restaurant and promotion will be available on the Foundation’s website at the beginning of each month. For more information and

The Fort Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land held its 31th Annual Fun Run / Walk on November 3. Over $21,000 was raised in sponsor support and runner / walker registrations. In addition over $7,000 in merchandise and services were given away in a drawing at the end of the race. The proceeds go to fund various youth related projects in Fort Bend County. The largest project is the College Scholarship Program in which they give to a graduating senior in each of the high schools $1,000 payable to the University/ College they are planning on attending. One hundred forty nine registered for the event this year. Contact Bill Johnson for additional information at: 281-7343349.

Shown are the winners of this year’s Fun Run/Walk Raz Gambell and Natalia Dominguez.

A phone call from Santa!!

The artists of the Sugar Land Artists’ Guild will host their first annual Winter Art Gala: A Wine and Dessert Reception on Friday, December 6, 2013, from 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM at the Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery, 104 Industrial Blvd., Suite Q, in Sugar Land. Come meet the artists and see their latest masterworks at a special holiday reception featuring a delectable selection of wines and desserts. Whether you’re looking to pick up a one-of-a-kind exquisite holiday gift or would simply enjoy an opportunity to admire the eclectic works of these talented local artists, the evening will not disappoint. The various styles of the Sugar Land artists include impressionism, abstractionism, collage, sculpture, glassworks, pop art, and more. Each of the artists will be selecting some of their most treasured pieces to include in a special exhibition for this event.

UPCOMING EVENTS & WORKSHOPS December 6th

December 18th

Culture on the Rocks at Veritas

6:30-9:30pm Winter Art Gala: A Wine and Dessert Reception

January 25th & 26th

10am-2pm Drop & Shop Kids Winter Workshop

6 – 9pm Opening Reception for Fiber Artist Nichole Rivera

Artist Workshop with Liz Hill

December 14th

January 31st 2014

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LUNCH SPECIAL Raz Gambell Natalia Dominguez

On Sunday December 8, the DeWalt Heritage Center (the historic Dew House) is hosting its 3rd Annual Wassail.  The Dew House will be open to the community free of charge from 1 ~ 4 PM.  The Scanlin Oaks Recorder Ensemble, the "Whistlestops" and the Elkins Knightbeats, as well as other area performers will be entertaining with songs of the season!   The past two years Santa Claus also dropped in so kids of every age could whisper their wishes in his ear!!!!  Come One, Come All...And Deck the Halls of Dew House!!!! Cookies and Wassail will be served courtesy of HEB-Sienna

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Celebrate the Holidays with us in one of our Special Party Rooms or let us cater your events.

Winners by age bracket and gender were as follows:

RSVP to 281-565-0957

New patients accepted NOW!

Fax 866-527-5004

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December 6, 2013 • 6:30-9:30pm Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery

Immediate, personalized care for private AND Medicare RHEUMATOLOGY Patients in Sugar Land.

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Meet the artists of the Sugar Land Artists’ Guild!

promotional offers on the “Take Me Out Tuesdays” event on December 10, visit the FBEF website at www. fortbendisd.com/foundation. 

The Dew House decorated for the holidays. Market and co-sponsored once again by Leonetti Graphics!  Dew House is East Fort Bend County's only museum and is located at the back of Kitty Hollow Park~going South on Highway 6, the park entrance is just past the Sienna/ HEB entrance on the left.   

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LEAGUE CITY 281.334.2175

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Buy one entreé and two beverages, get one entreé Expires December 28, 2013 Dine in only. One Coupon per table per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Must show coupon with order. Equal or less value up to $8.00.

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December 4, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper