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Area Legislators present rosy picture on budget, economy By SESHADRI KUMAR There is a budget surplus and there is money for education and healthcare. How sweet it is to hear these words, rare and almost non existent in Washington vocabulary. It rang true and real as Texas State Rep. John Zerwas and his Republican freshmen colleagues Rick Miller and Phil Stephenson from the Fort Bend area spoke about the 2013 Texas budget at the Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club meeting in Sugar Land on March 15. Zerwas is the chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee. In the last biennium the state was $15 billion to $27 billion behind, with an available revenue of $78 billion, which made it difficult to balance the budget without raising taxes. This session, the Legislature has $92 billion in revenue, with a robust economy and the legislators have an additional $9 billion to work with, Zerwas said. The rainy day fund will be $12 billion, he said. “We have a surplus amount of revenue to do some things which we did not do last time,” Zerwas said. The legislature has already taken care of the $4.5 billion shortage in health and human services fund and another $1.6 billion to schools, deferred until now, since the last budget. The legislature is poised to tackle mega issues such

as education, transportation infrastructure, public safety and water, Zerwas said. (The 15 members of the Senate Finance Committee unanimously voted last week for a $195.5 billion two-year budget. The budget, which now heads to the full Senate, is 2.9 percent higher than the estimated size of the current two-year budget, which is $189.9 billion after factoring in extra spending lawmakers are expected to approve later this session. Senate Bill 1 spends $94.1 billion in general revenue, the portion of the budget lawmakers have the most control over. That’s an extra $6.7 billion over the current budget, a 7.7 percent increase.) Stephenson spoke about the bills he has filed in the 83rd Legislature. One of them, HCR 58, is captioned “God and Ten Commandments.” This concurrent resolution not only acknowledges, but supports the use of the word, “God”, at public gatherings as well as displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings. Some have misinterpreted, some misguidedly, others deliberately, the notion of separation of church and state to mean that government should be hostile towards any expression of faith, according to Stephenson. Stephenson has also filed HB

2633 that allows surface rights owners to be compensated for loss of and crop value, as well as rental loss. HB 1331 related confidentiality of complaints to, and investigations by, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Miller has filed about 25 bills, some of which will tighten the voter registration process and help veterans vote electronically instead of mailing in their ballots. HB 3074 filed by Miller relates to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration. HB 2262 Relating to the procedure for early voting by mail says the secretary of state shall establish a secure system that will enable a voter to obtain the voter’s audit number without cost by telephone or over the Internet after verification of personal identifying information. HB 927 Relating to voter registration says a person commits an offense if the person is not a citizen of the United States and the person: submits an application for registration as a voter in this state or attempts to induce another to submit on the person’s behalf a registration application. An offense under this section is a state jail felony. Miller said he was concerned about the closure of the Sugar Land airport control tower following the sequestration and the state would find other means to help the airport keep the tower open.

Take a break from college basketball and experience a slam dunk of rousing sounds as the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra presents March Madness, a concert of the world’s best marches on Saturday, March 23. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the B.F. Terry High School Graeber Auditorium, 5500 Avenue N in Rosenberg. FBSO musicians will perform more than a dozen marches Fort Bend Symphony musicians Marilyn Conger, Coleman Locke and Aimee Norris are ready for written in the 19th and 20th patriotic music and more as they join with fellow musicians to present March Madness, a concert of centuries, many made popular the world’s best marches, on Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg. in theatre and film. There’s the

light and jovial Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens and the delightful Funicula, Funiculi written to commemorate the opening of a cable railcar on Mount Vesuvius. Concertgoers will want to whistle along to Colonel Bogey March, made popular in the 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai. They may even chuckle as they think back to the endless parade of children meeting their teacher during March of the Siamese Children, a delightful melody from The King and I.

Of course, no concert of marches is complete without works from The March King John Philip Sousa and the great American composer John Williams. FBSO will perform Sousa’s Washington Post and Semper Fidelis and Williams’ Superman march, first introduced in the 1978 film by the same name. General admission tickets to March Madness are $10 each and are available online at fbso.org, by calling 281-2769642 or at the door.

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail, hopping all the way to the Ryon Home and Davis Mansion at the George Ranch on Saturday, March 30. This family-oriented day will be full of activities. Grab a spoon and get ready to race across the grass with your egg in the traditional 1830s Easter egg roll, just like the one held every year at the White House Lawn since the early 1800s.

Then, venture to the Ryon Prairie Home and bring out your inner artist while decorating eggs with natural dyes of the old-days, made from a combination of food products. Some of the items used to dye the eggs include: red cabbage, coffee, beet juice, onion skin and turmeric. After that, see how many Easter eggs you can find in

the Victorian Egg Hunt at the Davis Mansion. Egg hunts will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tickets for the annual Easter Brunch in the picturesque George Yard are $13.50 for adults (13 and older), $10 for children ages 5-12, and $4 for children 4 years old and younger. Please call (281) 343-0218 to make your reservations for the historic meal.

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County’s Kitty Hollow Bark Park set to open Fort Bend County Officials and community leaders are inviting residents to join in celebrating the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Kitty Hollow Bark Park, on Saturday March 23, from 10 a.m.to 12 noon. The Kitty Hollow Bark Park is located inside of Kitty

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with mirroring fenced in areas that include: swimming ponds, agility equipment, dog wash, shaded areas, lots of open space for pets to run, and a walking trail for their owners to enjoy. “I am glad the County had the foresight to create a Dog Park for families in Fort Bend County. This Dog Park is a welcomed addition to our growing Park system”, says Commissioner Grady Prestage. Fort Bend County residents have been patiently awaiting the opening of the Bark Park, n o w I t ’s F i n a l l y R e a d y ! Residents are encouraged to come out to enjoy the festivities and participate in the Pooch Parade, win prizes, enjoy giveaways, great music, and add to the family with Fort Bend County Adopt a Pet Program. Veterinarians will also be on site to provide pet screenings and answer questions.


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COMMUNITY NEWS AHS Angels shine at the MA Houston High School Shootout

Turn out lights for Earth Hour part in Earth Hour last year through the Save Energy Project. They installed 132,141 energy-efficient light bulbs across the country. The impact is a staggering 75,392,654 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions eliminated, equivalent to the CO2 sequestration from planting 7,286 acres of trees per year. In 2013, Earth Hour is more than just an annual event; it is a continuous movement driving real actions to change the world. Learn more about Earth Hour at http://earthhour.org/.

world are turning their passion for the planet into action with challenges that inspire their friends, families, colleagues and communities to do their part for the environment and go beyond the hour. Last year’s “I Will, If You Will” Earth Hour campaign was adopted by hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of the globe who turned their symbolic lights off action into an ongoing commitment to a sustainable planet. Nearly 35,000 Girls Scouts across the United States took

Sugar Land will participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 23, at 8:30 p.m. by turning off non-essential lights at City Hall. Residents and businesses are asked to join the City in its commitment to a sustainable community. Since 2007 when 2.2 million people took part in the first Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour has expanded to more than 7,000 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories with hundreds of millions of participants across seven continents. Individuals all over the

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Austin Angel dance team with awards and directors - Ms. Lilian Mason and Mrs. Ashlee Williamson. The applause just kept coming for The Angels from Austin High School, as they took home several awards at the Second Annual Marcing Auxiliary Houston High School Shootout. This new contest was just for High School Dance and Auxiliaries. This regional high-profile competition gave the Angels an opportunity to compete with and enjoy performances with many great high school teams from across the state including sister teams from Clements, Bush, Dulles, Travis, Kempner, and Ridge Point. The February 23rd event was held at Katy Taylor High School. The Angels attended MA Katy Taylor, their second competition, after winning the Public School Dance Team Division at the MA Klein Oak Competition. “We are so proud of the girls for their hard work and

dedication this year. We have had a great contest season, not because of the awards that we won, but because of the passion and heart that the Angels showed during rehearsals and performances,” said Lilian Mason and Ashlee Williamson, Austin Angels Directors. The Angel Dance Officers received the following honors: Super Sweepstakes for all ratings over 90 in every category, Outstanding Choreography for their Modern, Contemporary, and Jazz dances. They also tied with Dulles HS and Kingwood HS for top honors for their Oustanding Dance Technique and placed Third overall in Winners Circle. The Angels Dance Team received the following honors: Super Sweepstakes, Outstanding Choreography for Lyrical, Modern, Pom and Military and won high point

honors in Pom, Modern, and Lyrical. They had the Overall Top Technique score out of all the teams in attendance. They were named Best in Class- Large Division Team and placed Second overall in Winners Circle. The Angels love to give back to their community and giving them the gift of a memorable performance every time they dance is their ultimate goal. The saying that has been with both the Angels and AHS Bulldog Band is “Be Remembered”. That is exactly what they did at their second competition. If young girls would like to learn about dance and teamwork from the Austin Angels, contact Asha C. Vaidya at vaidyas@msn.com to learn about the Austin Angels Junior Dance Clinic, Saturday, April 27, 2012.

with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. Our employees were out in force at Saturday’s walk to raise awareness about the severity of stroke. Together we hope to make the community more aware – one step at a time.” OakBend Medical Center is an independent, communityminded health care organization located in the heart of Fort Bend County, providing quality care and exemplary service with its two full-service centers, as well as many specialty centers. For more information, go to www.oakbendmedcenter.org.

is essential for the management of our stroke patients, and proper protocol can have a very beneficial outcome,” said Dr. Amitabh Shukla, OakBend Medical Center’s Stroke Program Director. “Having a strong group of committed employees and family members at Saturday’s walk is a perfect example of the team approach that has helped OakBend Medical Center receive such a distinguished recognition.” Per OakBend’s CEO, Joseph Freudenberger, who enthusiastically participated in the walk, “OakBend Medical Center continues to be recognized for its excellence in care for stroke patients and our state-of-the-art Stroke Center

OakBend Medical Center held its annual “Stepping Out Against Stroke Walk” at Seabourne Creek Nature Park on Saturday, March 9. OakBend employees, friends, and family gathered for a fun-filled, inspiring event to raise awareness for stroke, one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. An estimated 610,000 of these cases are first or new strokes. One in four is a repeat stroke. “OakBend Medical Center has received the highest distinction from The Joint Commission for Stroke Care. Our team approach at OakBend

Sugar Land’s EGGStravaganza to opportunities. Free printed pictures will be provided with the Easter bunny for the first 200 families. There will be carnival-style games with chances to win prizes and an overflowing pit of foam and bubbles. Kids 4 years old and younger may take their time during a

Candy and eggs are coming to Sugar Land’s 29th Annual EGGStravaganza on Saturday, March 23, from noon to 3 p.m., at Eldridge Park, 2511 Eldridge Road. Get ready for a day filled with excitement and surprises. There will be music and dancing along with numerous pho-

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News Yolanda Ford files for Missouri City Dist. A council seat Urban planner and land development professional, Yolanda Ford, has filed for the Missouri City City Council – District A seat. “It is time for better growth and experienced leadership that can identify with District A’s constituents. Our community, currently being represented by an all male council, should be represented by both men and women,” Ford says. “For the first time in many years, voters can elect a community leader that is experienced and educated in community development, city policy and who will actively advocate for improved quality of life for District A’s residents.” Ford has been a resident of Missouri City for 35 years. Her professional experience includes more than 14 years of working in community development, urban planning, architecture, construction, government contract management and city policy for municipalities and nonprofit entities. She has a master of architecture degree and she is currently a land development specialist for a local nonprofit where she focuses on land acquisition, construction management and government contract procurement. Ford states that District A needs a candidate who understands beneficial development that will increase property values and improve the quality of life for all residents. She wants to focus on economic development, engaging residents and building relationships with school districts which she believes will assist in encouraging involvement and developing a family oriented community. Ford wants voters to know she is the strong, energetic leader with knowledge that is needed to make District A the community residents expect and deserve. She states more than half of our residents are of female gender, but currently there are no women on council. Ford says a city should have representation from both men and women alike. Ford has experience and various excellent working relationships with professionals in transit authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, departments of transportation, utility companies, developers, contractors, city officials, city staff, neighborhood associations and other entities that are essential to getting issues with

Ford sidewalks, streets and neighborhoods resolved quickly. Since she was once a former city planner for the City of Missouri City, her understanding of Missouri City policy, planning and economic development will be essential in reviving Texas Parkway, working with TX DOT to alter some of the newly implemented road improvements along Texas Parkway and bringing in better development for District A. “The economic development I want to bring into District A is substantial. My development plan will take a methodological approach and seek residents for their input and ideas. It will improve residential neighborhoods, grow Highway 90A, create jobs, businesses and retail locations along District A’s major corridors so that District A is a safe, vivacious community for everyone to enjoy. No longer will residents need to drive into another city to shop for basic necessities.” “It is never too early to start learning about your candidates,” states Ford. “And using that knowledge to vote is the most powerful way for citizens to be heard and make their community a better place to live.” Election Day is Saturday May 11. Early voting is April 29 – May 7. To learn more about Yolanda Ford visit www. YolandaFord.com or she can be reached at (281) 410-1307. Others who have filed for this seat include incumbent Bobby Marshall and Rodney Griffin.

General Maintenance Worker I General Maintenance Worker II The City of Sugar Land is recruiting for general maintenance workers in the public works department. These positions are open until Friday, March 29, 2013 at 5 p.m. Please visit our website at www. sugarlandtx.gov for complete details and to apply online.

Advertising sales positions available. Call 281-980-6745 Or email editor@fbindependent.com City of Missouri City ORDINANCE NO. O-13-09 AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF AND CONTACT WITH DESIGNATED GROUNDWATER FROM BENEATH CERTAIN PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, TO FACILITATE CERTIFICATION OF A MUNICIPAL SETTING DESIGNATION OF THE PROPERTY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE; PROVIDING A PENALTY; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. I, Maria Gonzalez, City Secretary of the City of Missouri City, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the caption of said Ordinance No. O-13-09 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on February 18, 2013, as the same appears in the records of my office. /s/ Maria Gonzalez City Secretary

Cynthia Lenton-Gary files for FBISD board Long-time Missouri City Resident and former Councilmember, Cynthia Lenton-Gary is running to regain a seat on the Fort Bend Independent School District board. Gary was appointed by the FBISD school board in 2010 to serve out former trustee Jim Babb’s position. She is seeking the Position 7 seat so that “she can bring a listening ear, experienced leadership, and innovative policies and programs that will assist FBISD in becoming the best school district in the nation.” Gary believes that the key to moving the county, state, and nation to the next level depends in large part, on the strength of our educational system. Additionally, Gary says she is a strong advocate for parental involvement, student academic rigor, professional development for teachers, administrator accountability and smart zoning polices. Previously, Gary worked as

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Incorporated. “With my passion for education and compassion for schools, I will fight hard to be a voice and a sounding board for residents, parents, administrators, teachers, and, most importantly, all students from all areas of the district,” Gary says. As a fiscal conservative,

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Texas Democratic Party Chair speaks at area workshop Last week brought more than 200 Democratic activists from around the region to Richmond for a Texas Democratic Party workshop entitled “ Fighting For Texas.” Most political observers believe that Texas will flip Democratic within the next three election cycles. The purpose of the meeting was to hear from the first Latino Democratic Party Chairman, Gllberto Hinojosa, about how Democrats can win Texas. His rousing speech and message was that Democrats can win Texas, even in Fort Bend. “Diversity is not a guarantee of victory, but it is an opportunity,” Hinojosa told the crowd. Among the attendees was a significant Latino and Asian presence, reflecting the changing demographics in Texas and especially Fort Bend. Also attending were numerous Democratic precinct chairs and county chairs from 12 surrounding counties. Many of the attendees are seeking municipal and school board elections. The workshop was full

of organizing tips, and the latest in information technology education for activists. Glen Maxey, Special Assistant to Chairman Hinojosa, led Hinojosa the training. Party staffer James Barnett assisted. State Rep. Ron Reynolds gave a brief legislative update. Will Hailer, District Director for Congressman Keith Ellison’s (D, MN) office brought greetings from the congressman. Sponsors were Fort Bend Commissioner Richard Morrison, Fort Bend State Democratic Executive Committee members Rodney Griffin, Q Imam, and Don Bankston. Each participant received a certificate of completion signed by Chairman Hinojosa. This was the first workshop of a series of workshops the Texas Democratic Party is sponsoring around Texas.

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Notice of Public Hearing City of Sugar Land Annual Action Plan For the Use of CDBG Funds The City of Sugar Land will hold a public hearing to give all Sugar Land residents an opportunity to voice opinions on the Program Year 2013 Annual Action Plan for the use of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and proposed projects for the upcoming program year. We would like to hear your comments on how we should prioritize programs for the coming year and how we plan to spend CDBG funding. A mandatory pre-application workshop for all agencies requesting CDBG funds will be held in conjunction with the public hearing. Eligible agencies include 501(c)(3) non-profits, City Departments and County agencies. Applications are due April 24, 2013 by 5 P.M. and will be made available only to those agencies in attendance. All attendees are invited to speak on the subject of CDBG at the public hearing on: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:00 A.M. Cane Room City of Sugar Land City Hall 2700 Town Center Boulevard North Sugar Land, Texas Residents may send comments by April 19, 2013 to the City of Sugar Land Planning & Environmental Services Department, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas 77479 or P.O. Box 110, Sugar Land, Texas 77487-0110. Residents may also fax comments to the City at (281)275-2771. CDBG Program Background

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Political fissures on both sides of the aisle

By KARL ROVE Drones, immigration, spending and guns are causing division on the right and the left. Americans have watched Washington ricochet from one manufactured crisis to another, damaging both parties and President Obama’s approval ratings. The January Pew Research survey found fewer Americans than ever trusting government’s decisions. This situation is creating internal divisions within the Republican and Democratic parties that will further complicate things in Washington. Let’s begin with the GOP. Last week, Sen. Rand Paul filibustered John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA. The filibuster was triggered by Sen. Paul’s unhappiness with Attorney General Eric Holder’s muddled responses regarding whether the president could order a drone strike on a U.S. citizen on American soil who was suspected of terrorist ties but wasn’t an imminent threat. Almost all Republicans agree with Sen. Paul’s opposition to domestic drone strikes. Far fewer share his opposition to attacks abroad on American terrorists and enemy combatants. A case in point is Anwar al-Awlaki, the New Mexican-born Muslim cleric who led al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate until he was killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011. Sen. Paul saw “no reason” that Awlaki

wasn’t “given representation and tried” in federal court. Some libertarians view the war on terror much like many on the Democratic Party’s left, as more of a law-enforcement issue than war. This foreshadows a robust intra-Republican foreign-policy debate, especially if Sen. Paul runs for president in 2016. Another fault line involves roughly 20 or so Republican House members who would sometimes rather block passage of a GOP bill than support something that doesn’t conform fully with their views. This freezes the Republican caucus into inaction and makes it difficult for the House GOP to pass legislation. Then there is the defense budget, which most congressional Republicans believe the president already has cut too deeply. But they aren’t willing to try softening the sequester’s military cuts. They are concerned that doing so would cause the entire sequester to unravel, ending the chance for even its modest reduction in future spending. There’s more. Congressional Republicans are divided over immigration reform. Restive moderates may tire of voting for House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget blueprints, stuffed full of entitlement reforms they must defend. Seemingly every Republican has a different idea about tax reform, complicating Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp’s efforts to write a bill.

Democrats face their own disagreements, potentially bigger and certainly more problematic for the president. In the Senate, Democrats are so divided over taxes and spending that Majority Leader Harry Reid has prevented consideration of a budget resolution for four years. He’s done so to avoid forcing politically vulnerable Democrats to take tough votes that would mark them as tax-and-spend liberals. This vacation from governing ends next week when the Senate will finally consider a budget resolution. It reportedly includes a $1 trillion tax hike that senators from red or purple states may not like. Swing state and rural Democrats don’t share the White House’s enthusiasm for gun control. Democrats may be divided over immigration, too, with many resisting a guest-worker program. Many also oppose the president’s climate-change agenda: Nine Democratic senators wrote Mr. Obama last month to urge approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Virtually every Democrat opposes drone strikes on U.S. soil, but many object to them on anyone abroad, too. Politico reported on March 10 that despite Mr. Obama’s words supporting entitlement reform, more than half of House Democrats pledged to vote “against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security.” The opposition to change includes op-

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FORT BEND COUNTY

and issued pursuant to judgment decree(s) of the District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date, in the hereinafter numbered and styled suit(s) and to me directed and delivered as Sheriff or Constable of said County, I have on February 26, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in April, 2013, the same being the 2nd day of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway "B", in the City of Richmond, Texas, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Fort Bend and the State of Texas, to-wit: Sale # 1

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

625402016060090 7 FEBRUARY 21, 2013

2

09-DCV171331 11/20/12

496004007290090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 JAMES A MINOR, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

MEADOWCREEK S/D, SEC 4, BLK 7, LT 29, VOL 12, PG 12*

$66,200.00

$4,000.00

3

10-DCV183585 11/21/12

005000000002290 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 THELMA DIXON INGRAM, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

ABST 50, E. LATHAM SRVY, TR 7, (78.7 X 257.42), VOL 65, PG 87*

$79,400.00

$3,600.00

4

10-DCV186244 10/10/12

512115004004090 1 FEBRUARY 21, 2013

LONG MEADOW FARMS, SEC 15, BLK 4, LT 4, REC'D IN 20060277*

$177,600.00

$12,700.00

5

11-DCV187755 11/21/12

019300000437390 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. NOE 7 M. CANO, AKA NOE MARTINEZ CANO, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

ABST 193, JAMESS HODGE LABOR, BLK 41 (PT), ACS 0.50, MORE OR LESS, MARTINEZ U/R S/D, CLK'S FILE NO. 8629375*

$10,920.00

$5,700.00

11-DCV187755 11/21/12

019300000435990 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. NOE 7 M. CANO, AKA NOE MARTINEZ CANO, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

TR NO. 2: ABST 193, JAMES HODGE LABOR, BLK 41, ACS 0.5, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. 8629375*

$114,260.00

7

11-DCV190364 12/11/12

338211001008090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 DOUGLAS JARMON, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

FULBROOK SEC 1A, BLK 1, LT 8, ACS 1.03, SLIDE NO. 1822/A & B*

$320,550.00

$24,900.00

8

11-DCV194562 11/21/12

040200000074590 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. WILLIAM SCOTT BLAKE 7 FEBRUARY 21, 2013

ABST 402, JNO LEVERTON SRVY, ACS .894, MORE OR LESS, VOL 521,PG 655*

$92,800.00

$7,000.00

11-DCV194621 12/13/12

386002001021090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 ARTHUR Z MEDINA, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

HUNTERS PARK, SEC 2, BLK 1, LT 21, PATIO HOMES, VOL 28, PG 5*

$80,300.00

9

Sale # 10

Cause # Judgment Date 12-DCV197015 12/13/12

FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT #146 VS. CARMEN FUENTES, ET AL

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

592100001013090 7 FEBRUARY 21, 2013

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. THERESA COLLINS, AKA THERESA MARIE COLLINS, ET AL

QUAIL VALLEY THUNDERBIRD WEST COURTYARD HOMES, BLK 1, LT 13, VOL 19, PG 16*

$64,570.00

Adjudged Value $90,350.00

A version of this article appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS SUGAR LAKES RAW WATER SUPPLY PUMP STATION The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City: CIP PROJECT NAME: CIP PROJECT NUMBER: LOCATION OF WORK:

Sugar Lakes Raw Water Supply Pump Station SW1305 Kingfisher Drive as shown on the Engineer’s Plans

Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained for free at the following: By Registering with Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com Or Plans are available by contacting jposcovsky@sugarlandtx.gov Sealed bids in triplicate, one (1) original and two (2) copies, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Public Works Conference Room, 111 Gillingham Lane, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478. Questions regarding this bid must be received by Thursday, March 28, 2013 on or before 3:00 p.m. Please contact Jason Poscovsky, Contracts Manager – jposcovsky@sugarlandtx.gov, (281) 275-2302. The City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that complies with all requirements of the Request for Bids. The City of Sugar Land will give notice of the contract award within sixty (60) calendar days after the bid opening date and time. Robin Hicks Acting City Secretary

NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF TEXAS

BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF SALE

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FORT BEND COUNTY

and issued pursuant to judgment decree(s) of the District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date, in the hereinafter numbered and styled suit(s) and to me directed and delivered as Sheriff or Constable of said County, I have on February 22, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in April, 2013, the same being the 2nd day of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway "B", in the City of Richmond, Texas, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Fort Bend and the State of Texas, to-wit: Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

1

00-DCV115533 01/24/12

014301005043090 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL 1 VS. GEORGE S GAYLE, III TRUSTEE, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

TR 14: 1.0, B B B & C RR CO. SRVY, SEC 5, ABST 143, KNOWN AS LT 43, GEORGE S. GAYLE SUBD, VOL 605, PG. 80*

$43,840.00

$20,453.76

2

10-DCV182249 02/14/12

460000283009090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 GEORGE W. OAKS FEBRUARY 21, 2013

MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLK 283, LT 9, 0.5 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, VOL 2, PG. 6*

$12,190.00

$5,500.00

3

10-DCV183219 07/17/12

301001001002090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 HARVEY LEE JONES, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

TR. 1: DAVE FIELDS S/D, BLK 1, LT 2 (E 30'), VOL 230, PG 266-A*

$9,590.00

$4,700.00

4

10-DCV185445 04/15/11

017086028070490 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT 7 SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. VALANO MICHAEL P & ALISA D. THAYER FEBRUARY 21, 2013

TR. 1: ABST 170, M. ESCALERO SRVY, BLK 28, 0.333 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, COCHRANMCCLUE S/D, SEC 86, LT 7 (PT), VOL. 51, PG. 308*

$50,110.00

$2,100.00

5

11-DCV189344 02/29/12

854500011001190 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 ANDRES GARCIA, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

SULLIVAN ADDN, LT 11,(PT) (90 X 95), VOL B, PG 387*

$36,710.00

$4,300.00

6

11-DCV190507 09/11/12

274500001009290 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. C A DICKERSON, LT 9, 1 IMPROVEMENT ONLY* JUAN J. RANGEL, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

$33,040.00

$33,040.00

7

11-DCV192476 11/21/12

201101002015090 1 FEBRUARY 21, 2013

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. RACHEL T. HUTCHINSON, AKA RACHEL TREVINO HUTCHINSON, ET AL

BRAZOS LAKES, SEC 1, BLK 2, LT 15, SLIDE NO. 1780/B*

$43,610.00

$6,400.00

8

11-DCV192521 11/20/12

362000001011090 1 FEBRUARY 21, 2013

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. WINDIE LEIVAS, AKA WINDIE LEIVAS PEREZ AKA WINDIE PEREZ, ET AL

TR. 1: GOAR ADDN, BLK 1, LT 11, VOL 2, PG 27*

$20,870.00

$2,500.00

9

11-DCV192521 11/20/12

362000001011190 1 FEBRUARY 21, 2013

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. WINDIE LEIVAS, AKA WINDIE LEIVAS PEREZ AKA WINDIE PEREZ, ET AL

TR. 2: GOAR ADDN, BLK 1, LT 11, VOL 2, PG 27*

$12,450.00

$1,800.00

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Estimated Minimum Bid

07-DCV154180 11/21/12

6

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. RIDGEMONT S/D, SEC 2, ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL RESERVE " G", BLK 16, LOT 6, R/P, SERVICES COMPANY, INC., ET VOL 10, PG 11* AL

Adjudged Value

position to raising the retirement age, which the president says he is open to. Some Democrats are worried about the political headwinds the president’s liberal agenda is creating. His policies “reflect a tonedeafness to the challenges they face competing for moderate and conservative-leaning seats,” Politico reported on Monday. The GOP’s division isn’t unexpected, given that the party just lost a presidential election. Out of intraparty debates can emerge new issues, arguments and leaders. That happened in the late 1970s, when Ronald Reagan embraced supply-side economics and fundamentally transformed the GOP. For a sitting president’s party to begin fracturing this early into his second term is more unusual. As a second-term president, Mr. Obama will learn that his power recedes with nearly every passing day. But governing as an unabashed liberal, badly overplaying his hand on sequestration, and displaying contempt for Congress may be accelerating the process.

$9,700.00

$8,200.00

Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

10

11-DCV193690 11/20/12

891500007022090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 ERNEST L DANIELSON, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

WARD-WADDELL ADDN, BLK 7, LT 22 & 23 (ALL) & LT 24 (W 1/2), VOL 4, PG 10A*

11

12-DCV198434 12/11/12

005800960431090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 8 JOHNNY M CADE, AKA JOHNNY MARTIN CADE SR, ET AL FEBRUARY 21, 2013

12

12-DCV199095 11/13/12

017000000300790 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 RAYMOND RYMER, AKA RAYMOND ANDERSON RYMER FEBRUARY 21, 2013

$7,400.00

Estimated Minimum Bid $24,100.00

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

$119,800.00

$9,700.00

ABST 58, I. MCGARY , ACS .237, (103.2 X 100'), MORE OR LESS, VOL 1353, PG 307, VOL 1945, PG 743*

$4,440.00

$2,300.00

ABST 170, M. ESCALERO SRVY, TR 9, 1.008 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, VOL 2021, PG 1195*

$16,010.00

$4,600.00

(any volume and page references, unless otherwise indicated, being to the Deed Records, Fort Bend County, Texas, to which instruments reference may be made for a more complete description of each respective tract.) or, upon the written request of said defendants or their attorney, a sufficient portion of the property described above shall be sold to satisfy said judgment(s), interest, penalties, and cost; and any property sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the said property, or their interest therein, within the time and in the manner provided by law, and shall be subject to any other and further rights to which the defendants or anyone interested therein may be entitled, under the provisions of law. Said sale to be made by me to satisfy the judgment(s) rendered in the above styled and numbered cause(s), together with interest, penalties, and costs of suit, and the proceeds of said sales to be applied to the satisfaction thereof, and the remainder, if any, to be applied as the law directs.

(any volume and page references, unless otherwise indicated, being to the Deed Records, Fort Bend County, Texas, to which instruments reference may be made for a more complete description of each respective tract.) or, upon the written request of said defendants or their attorney, a sufficient portion of the property described above shall be sold to satisfy said judgment(s), interest, penalties, and cost; and any property sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the said property, or their interest therein, within the time and in the manner provided by law, and shall be subject to any other and further rights to which the defendants or anyone interested therein may be entitled, under the provisions of law. Said sale to be made by me to satisfy the judgment(s) rendered in the above styled and numbered cause(s), together with interest, penalties, and costs of suit, and the proceeds of said sales to be applied to the satisfaction thereof, and the remainder, if any, to be applied as the law directs.

RECENT CHANGES IN THE PROPERTY TAX CODE NOW REQUIRE PURCHASERS OF TAX SALE PROPERTY TO HAVE A STATEMENT FROM THE FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR CERTIFYING THAT THE PERSON/FIRM/COMPANY PURCHASING PROPERTY AT A TAX SALE OWES NO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES TO ANY TAXING ENTITY WITHIN THE COUNTY. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A TAX SALE DEED TO ANY PROPERTY YOU PURCHASE WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATE.

RECENT CHANGES IN THE PROPERTY TAX CODE NOW REQUIRE PURCHASERS OF TAX SALE PROPERTY TO HAVE A STATEMENT FROM THE FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR CERTIFYING THAT THE PERSON/FIRM/COMPANY PURCHASING PROPERTY AT A TAX SALE OWES NO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES TO ANY TAXING ENTITY WITHIN THE COUNTY. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A TAX SALE DEED TO ANY PROPERTY YOU PURCHASE WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATE.

TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SALE.

TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SALE.

Dated at Richmond, Texas, February 26, 2013

Dated at Richmond, Texas, February 22, 2013 Constable Rob Cook Fort Bend County, Texas

Constable A. J. Dorr Fort Bend County, Texas

By

By

Deputy Notes: The Minimum Bid is the lesser of the amount awarded in the judgment plus interest and costs or the adjudged value. However, the Minimum Bid for a person owning an interest in the property or for a person who is a party to the suit (other than a taxing unit), is the aggregate amount of the judgments against the property plus all costs of suit and sale. ALL SALES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (713) 844-3576

Deputy Notes: The Minimum Bid is the lesser of the amount awarded in the judgment plus interest and costs or the adjudged value. However, the Minimum Bid for a person owning an interest in the property or for a person who is a party to the suit (other than a taxing unit), is the aggregate amount of the judgments against the property plus all costs of suit and sale. ALL SALES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (713) 844-3576


INDEPENDENT • MARCH 20, 2013 • Page 5 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE Fort Bend County and Fort Bend County Drainage District, in cooperation with the Texas Water Development Board, is performing a Flood Protection Planning Study Phase II on Gapps Slough in Precinct 1 and is seeking public input for the study. A “Public Meeting” to receive input will be held at the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Dr, Richmond TX, first floor meeting room at 6:30 p.m. on Monday March 25, 2013. Residents of Royal Lakes Estates, Bridlewood Estates, Summer Lakes, Rivers Mist, Rivers Run and Bonbrook Plantation subdivisions are encouraged to attend along with representatives of businesses, churches, etc. in the vicinity of these subdivisions. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 for River Forest Replat No. 2, being a replat of River Forest Replat No. 1, Precinct 1. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Brian Nawara with Texas Engineering and Mapping at 281-491-2525 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE-CHAPTER TWO, ARTICLE II, TO REVISE SEC. 2-55 LAND USE MATRIX FOR SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL USES WITHIN THE BUSINESS OFFICE (B-O), NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS (B-1), AND GENERAL BUSINESS (B-2) DISTRICTS PURPOSE:

One (1) public hearing shall be held at which all persons interested in the proposed Code Amendment shall be given an opportunity to be heard.

WHERE:

CITY OF SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER CITY HALL 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH SUGAR LAND, TEXAS

WHEN:

CITY OF SUGAR LAND PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING APRIL 9, 2013, 6:30 P.M.

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND PLANNING OFFICE AT (281) 2752218 OR BY EMAIL AT PLANNING@SUGARLANDTX.GOV. THE PLANNING OFFICE IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 O’CLOCK A.M. TO 5:00 O’CLOCK P.M., AND IS LOCATED AT CITY HALL, 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS. PLEASE CONTACT THE PLANNING OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO GO OVER ADDITIONAL DETAILS IN PERSON.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Six (6) sealed submittals, one (1) original and five (5) copies, addressed to the City of Sugar Land, Texas, will be received until 2:00 o’clock p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013, for: CITYWIDE LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM Submissions shall be appropriately marked in the upper left hand corner as follows: RFQ NO. 2013-17: CITYWIDE LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM BIDDER’S NAME, ADDRESS, AND DUE DATE. Signed and sealed submittals shall be delivered to the Office of the City Secretary, on or before 2:00 o’clock p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013, City of Sugar Land, City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. All submissions received after the appointed time shall be returned to bidder unopened. Notice of the award of contract shall be given by the City within one hundred and twenty (120) days following the date for the opening of submittals. The City reserves the right to revise or amend the specifications prior to the date set for opening of submittals. Such revisions or amendments, if any, will be announced by addenda or addendum to the specifications. Copies of such addenda so issued will be furnished to all prospective submitters and may or may not affect the submission opening date. The City of Sugar Land reserves the right to reject any and all submissions and to waive informalities in submittals received. The award will be made based on a panel evaluation of submittals received. RFQ documents may be secured from City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, or by registering at www.publicpurchase.com. Registration is free. All documents, amendments and other information relating to the submittal will be posted at this site. Questions regarding this request for qualifications must be received by Thursday, March 21, 2013 on or before 3:00 P.M. Please contact Jason Poscovsky, Contracts Manager, telephone number (281) 275-2302 or email jposcovsky@sugarlandtx. gov. Robin Hicks Acting City Secretary

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 240th District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on FEB 2, 2013 in cause numbered 10DCV178388 styled NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. TAMMY S. MEGHANI, in which a judgment was rendered on APRIL 6, 2011 in favor of NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. for the sum of FOUR THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY- FIVE DOLLARS AND THIRTY FIFTEEN CENTS ($4985.15); plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ. I have levied upon the below listed property on FEB 25, 2013 and will on APRIL 2,2013 Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest TAMMY S. MEGHANI to and in the following described Real Property LOT 31 IN BLOCK 2 OF NEW TERRITORY PARCEL SF-37 REPLAT A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1571/A AND 1571/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: APRIL 2, 2013 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: SGT. M. KUTACH TREVER J. NEHLS, Constable, Pct. 4, Fort Bend County

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 434th District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on JANUARY 31, 2013 in cause numbered 10-DCV-185412 styled CHIMNEYSTONE PLANNED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. TIMOTHY S. YOUNG, in which a judgment was rendered on DECEMBER 10, 2011 in favor of CHIMNEYSTONE PLANNED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. for the sum of SIX THOUSAND THIRTYEIGHT AND NINETY EIGHT CENTS (6038.98) Dollars; plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ. I have levied upon the below listed property on FEBRUARY 12, 2013 and will on APRIL 2, 2013, Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest TIMOTHY S. YOUNG to and in the following described Real Property LOT THIRTY-EIGHT (38) , BLOCK NINETEEN (19), OF REPLAT OF CHIMNEYSTONE, SECTION TWO (2) A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 29, PAGE 5, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF : 3207 SAM HOUSTON DR. SUGAR LAND, TEXAS 77479. The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of CHIMNEYSTONE PLANNED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: APRIL 2, 2013 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: SERGEANT MIKE KUTACH TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the revised traffic study for Diamond Cove Lane at Lakemont Bend Drive to add “No Parking Any Time” signs located west of Katy ISD McNeil Elementary School, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

LEGAL NOTICE REQUESTS FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS Sealed Qualification Statements will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 for the following until THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013 AT 1:30 P.M. (CST). All submissions will then be opened in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 and the names of the firms made public. Submissions received after the specified time will be returned unopened. . Solicitation and any and all addendums will be posted on Purchasing Agent’s website located at www.co.fort-bend.tx.us. Q13-053 – ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR ROADWAY AND UNDERGROUND UTILITIES The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration is providing partial funding for this project. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all qualification statements received. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 for replat and extension of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 58 Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 1, Replat and Ext. 1, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Ralph Lopez with Brown & Gay Engineers Inc. at 281-558-8700 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS TO: CHRISTOPHER A GOGGIN and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s), You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do (does) not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The petition of WALTER WAYNE AKE AND KAREN MOTTE AKE, Petitioner, was filed in the 328TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas ON THIS THE 22ND DAY OF JANUARY, 2013 against CHRISTOPHER A GOGGIN, Respondent(s), numbered 13-DCV203642, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF SKYLAR MADISON GOGGIN AKE, A MINOR CHILD. The suit request TERMINATE PARENTCHILD RELATIONSHIP as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. The date and place of birth of the child(ren) who is/are the subject of the suit: AUGUST 30, 2006 RICHMOND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS The Court has authority in this suit to render an order in the child(ren)’s interest which will be binding on you, including the termination of the parentchild relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child(ren)’s adoption. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 8th day of March, 2013. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT: ELLEN A. Y ARRELL 50 BRIAR HOLLOW LANE STE#425W HOUSTON TX 77027 713-621-3332 District Clerk Annie Rebecca Elliott Fort Bend County By: Deputy District Clerk Amanda Morales Telephone: (281) 238-3282

LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR SEALED COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS Sealed Competitive Proposals will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 for the following until THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. CST). All proposals will then be opened in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 and the names of the proposers made public. Proposals received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Solicitation and any and all addendums will be posted on Purchasing Agent’s website located at www.fortbendcountytx.gov. RFP 13-049 – INMATE MEDICAL SERVICE Two pre-proposal conferences will be conducted; vendors do not have to attend both. First pre-proposal conference is on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM CST at the Fort Bend County Sheriffs Office, 1410 Williams Way Blvd., Richmond, TX. The second pre-proposal conference is on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM CST at the Fort Bend County Sheriffs Office, 1410 Williams Way Blvd., Richmond, TX. All vendors are encouraged to attend. Detailed unit pricing is required. Bonds are not required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 19th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL vs. HOMER GARZA AKA HOMER ANTHONY GARZA, JR., ET AL in cause No. #06-DCV-152932 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 3150000070105907 ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING .435 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LOCATED IN THE CHARLES HEYWOOD SURVEY, ABSTRACT 203, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN THE DEED FROM LINDA RUTH BOYCE TO OTHA DELBERT DAVIS, ET UX DATED DECEMBER 31,1985 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 8562151 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF REAL PROPERTY FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of STERLING BANK AKA ALMEDA BRANCH, HUMER GARZA, IDA MARIE GARZA PEREZ to satisfy a judgment amounting to $5,551.32, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT #01, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND, AND FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013. Rob Cook, Pct. 3 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S.D. Sayers Deputy #1309 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 for replat of Auburn Manor at Riverstone, Section 2, being a replat of Restricted Reserve “A” of Lake Riverstone Drive plat, Precinct 4. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Jorge DeLaRosa with Costello Inc. at 713-783-7788 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 240TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 19th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. MARHABA PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ET AL in cause No. 11-DCV-188436 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 0013000000503907 BEING 1.351 ACRES OUT OF A 44.674 ACRE IN THE DAVID BRIGHT LEAGUE, A-13, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AND BEING OUT OF A CERTAIN CALLED 47.4 ACRE TRACT DESCRIBED IN WARRANTY DEED DATED MAY 20,1913, FROM T. MARTIN ET AL TO BETTLE PALMER M. HUTCHESON, RECORDED IN VOLUME 66, PAGE 207 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. TRACT 2: GEO: 0013000000561907 BEING 1.656 ACRES OF LAND IN THE DAVID BRIGHT LEAGUE SURVEY, ABSTRACT NO. 13, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, SAID 1.656 ACRE TRACT IS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN METES AND BOUNDS IN CLERK’S FILE NUMBER 2003068602 OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. TRACT 3: GEO: 0313000000100907 BEING 3.0287 ACRES OF A 27.3287 ACRES OR 1,190,440 SQUARE FEET OF LAND BEING PART OF THE REMAINDER OF THAT CERTAIN 747.4849 ACRE TRACT OF LAND CONVEYED TO HERMANN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, INC. BY A DEED RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 9774265, OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY DEED RECORDS (F.B.C.D.R.), LYING IN THE H. SHOPSHIRE SURVEY, ABSTRACT NO. 313, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. TRACT 5: GEO: 0313000000145907 BEING 2.6758 ACRES OF A 27.3287 ACRES OR 1,190,440 SQUARE FEET OF LAND BEING PART OF THE REMAINDER OF THAT CERTAIN 747.4849 ACRE TRACT OF LAND CONVEYED TO HERMANN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, INC. BY A DEED RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 9774265, OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY DEED RECORDS (F.B.C.D.R.), LYING IN THE H. SHOPSHIRE SURVEY, ABSTRACT NO. 313, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of MARHABA PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, BANK OF HOUSTON to satisfy a judgment amounting to $3,772.99, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRlCT, FORT BEND COUNTY/ CITY OF MISSOURI CITY/ HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MISSOURl CITY. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 240TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 18th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JUANITA CERVANTES in cause No. #11-DCV-187308 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 8000000072400907 LOT 24 IN BLOCK 7 OF TELEVIEW TERRACE, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 326, PAGE 462 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 20th day of February 2013 as the property of JUANITA CERVANTEZ to satisfy a judgment amounting to $7,322.57, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 20th day of February 2013. Rob Cook, Pct. 3 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: M. Scheibel Deputy #1331 NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 19th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. WlLLANDRlA TRANISE DAVIS, ET AL in cause No. #12-DCV-197266 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 5922000020200907 Lot Two (2) , in Block Two (2) , of Thunderbird North, a Subdivision in Fort Bend County Texas, according to the Map or Plat thereof, recorded in volume 14, page 16, of the Plat Records of Fort Bend County, Texas. Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of WILLANDRIA TRANISE DAVIS, TERRILL DWANYE THORTON, RASHUNDA DIONNE THORTON AKA RASHUNDA THORTON WILLIAMS, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, WILLIAM T. BENTON, A HEIR OF BYRON BENTON ,INDIVIDUALLY AND DBA ABC BONDING COMPANY to satisfy a judgment amounting to $4,728.37, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRlCT, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAlNAGE DISTRlCT; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL ROAD AND FLOOD CONTROL; HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE- MISSOURI CITY AND CITY OF MISSOURI CITY. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013. Rob Cook, Pct. 3 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S.D. Sayers Deputy #1309 NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 400TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 19th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY vs. MAURICE COOPER in cause No. #11-DCV-188782 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRA.CT 1: GEO: R52256 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 1.001 ACRES, MORE OR LESS,LOCATED IN THE SHELBY, FRAZIER AND MCCORMICK LEAGUE, ABSTRACT 85 IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED FROM ELLEN BEAL TO MAURICE COOPER AND GEORGE COOPER DATED NOVEMBER 20, 1968 AND RECORDED IN VOLUME 512, PAGE 732 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING THE SAME PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS TRACT ‘I (PT) , AND IDENTIFIED ON THE PLAlNTIFF’S TAX ROLLS AS ACCOUNT NO. 008502-000-6001-903 (AUSTIN CAD# R118392) Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of MAURICE COOPER to satisfy a judgment amounting to $4,196.73, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of BRAZOS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013. Rob Cook, Pct. 3 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S. D. Sayers Deputy #1309

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 28th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. CHARLES DESHAUN COYLE, AKA CHARLES GLENN COYLE in cause No. #10-DCV-180249 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1:GEO: 3300000170600907 THE EASTERLY 1/3RD OF LOT 5 AND ALL OF LOTS 6 AND 7 IN BLOCK 17 OF FRESNO GARDENS, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 297, PAGE 350 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of CHARLES DESHAUN COYLE AKA CHARLES GLENN COYLE to satisfy a judgment amounting to $2,892.91, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY AND ALL OTHER RELATED ENTITIES. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013. Rob Cook, Pct. 3 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S. D. Sayers Deputy #1309

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 18th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. ALVIN GIBSON III, ET AL in cause No. #1O-DCV-184834 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1:GEO: 3900040440600907 LOT SIX (6), IN BLOCK FORTY-FOUR (44), OF HUNTINGTON VILLAGE, SECTION FOUR (4), ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 208, PAGE 24, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, AND IN VOLUME 14,PAGE 9, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of ALVIN GIPSON III, TROYLIN GIPSON, RTR PROPERTIES, LLC, JOSH LONGLEY INDIVIDUALLY AND DBA AFTON ENTERPRISES to satisfy a judgment amounting to $20,479.55, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, CITY OF HOUSTON; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD ROAD CONTROL. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013. Rob Cook, Pct. 3 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S.D. Sayers Deputy #1309 NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 400TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 18th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL vs. GREGORY H. HEMPHILL, ET AL #06-DCV-150853 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 6250040330260907 LOT 26 IN BLOCK 33 OF RIDGEMONT SECTION 4, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 21, PAGE 5 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 20th day of February 2013 as the property of TAMRA HEMPHILL AKA TAMRA HEMPHILL OLIVER, CONN CREDIT CORPORATION, INC., A TEXAS CORPORATION, AKA CONN CREDIT CORPORATION to satisfy a judgment amounting to $5,961.08, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND CITY OF HOUSTON. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 20th day of February 2013. Rob Cook, Pct. 3 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331


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Cause No. 12-CPR-024269 THE STAT OF TEXAS ESTATE OF WINTER GORDON,SR., AKA WINTER GORDON JR.,DECEASED YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO SUMMON THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF WINTER GORDON, SR., AKA WINTER GORDON, JR., all of whose names, residences, and wherebaouTs are unknown to Plaintiff(s), Diana Gordon Offord by publication of this citation once, at least ten (10 days) previous to the return day hereof, in some newspaper published in your County, to appear at the next regular term of the County Court at Law 4 setting as the Probate Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, after service has been perfected, to be held in Fort Bend County Justice Center, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, thereof in Richmond, Texas, the same being Monday, the 25th day of March, 2013, then and there to file a written contest or answer to the Amended Petition filed in said Court on the 12th day of December, 2012, in a probate action now pending ins aid Court in the above numbered and styled Estate on the Docket of said Court, wherein, Diana Gordon Offord is Plaintiff and UNKNOWN HEIRS of said Deceased are the Defendants; allegations as shown in said petition now on file in the Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office. HEREIN FAIL NOT, but have you before said Court, at the time aforesaid, this Writ, with your return thereon, showing how you have executed the same. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND SEAL OF SAID COURT, at office in Richmond, Texas, this the 6th day of March, 2013. DIANNE WILSON, COUNTY CLERK FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 301 JACKSON STREET, SUITE 101 RICHMOND, TEXAS 77469-3108 By Melinda Merten, Deputy.

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 240TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 18th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. SYLVESTER DAVIS, ET AL in cause No. #12-DCV -196450 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1:GEO: 2150090030380907 LOT 38 IN BLOCK 3 OF BRlARGATE, 9, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 34 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. TRACT 2: GEO: 2150090020250907 Lot Twenty-Five (25), in Block Two (2) of BRIARGATE, SECTION NINE (9), a subdivision in Fort Bend County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Volume 22, Page 34, of the Plat Records of Fort Bend County, Texas, and commonly known as 6422 Summer Ridge, Missouri City, Texas 77489. Levied on the 20th day of February 2013 as the property of SYLVESTER DAVIS, HARDIAL SINGH MANGAT, SURINDER KAUR MANGAT to satisfy a judgment amounting to $13,580.86, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL ROAD AND FLOOD CONTROL; CITY OF HOUSTON; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL ROAD AND FLOOD CONTROL, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAlNAGE DISTRICT. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 20th day of February 2013. Rob Cook, Pct. 3 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: M. Scheibel Deputy #1331 NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30th day of January, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12-DCV-196118 in favor of the Plaintiff - Cinco Ranch Residential Association II, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,211.3 80 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 13th day of February, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Sheila M. Longpre had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of April, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 20, IN BLOCK 1, OF CINCO RANCH SOUTHWEST, SECTION 24, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED UNDER PLAT NO. 20070295, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $261,900.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 19th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. JACK L. HODGE, ET AL #11-DCV188015 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1:GEO: 6600000061600907 LOT SIXTEEN (16), BLOCK SIX (6), OF ROSEDALE, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 393, PAGE 86, DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of JACK L. HODGE, PATRICIA A. HODGE to satisfy a judgment amounting to $6,163.34, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, Ius all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD ROAD CONTROL. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S.D. Sayers Deputy Constable #1309 NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 5th day of February, 2013 by the 400th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 1O-DCV-180975 in favor of the Plaintiff - Mission West Civic Improvement Association, Plaintiff, for the sum of $7,056.61 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 19th day of February, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Anastacio Lopez and Sara Lopez had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of April, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 60, BLOCK 4, OF MISSION WEST, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 23, PAGE 17, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $64,740.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County BY: Sergeant S.D. Sayers Deputy Constable # 1309 NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 20th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. GWEN ROSS #11-DCV194604 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 0097000005968907 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 0.228 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LOCATED IN THE S. M. WILLIAMS LEAGUE, ABSTRACT 97 IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED FROM DAVID MICHAEL HOLT, EL AL, TO GWEN SIMNACHER, TRUSTEE DATED OCTOBER 30, 1979 AND RECORDED IN VOLUME 866, PAGE 720 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING THAT SAME PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON PLAINTIFF’S TAX ROLL ACCOUNT NO. 0097-00-000-5968-907. Levied on the 20th day of February 2013 as the property of GWEN SIMNACHER, AKA GWENDOLYN ROSS TRUSTEE, AIR LIQUID AMERICA L.P., A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP to satisfy a judgment amounting to $8,402.39, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, CITY OF SUGAR LAND, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 20th day of February 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 7th day of February, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 11DCV-192095 in favor of the Plaintiff - Mission West Civic Improvement Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,972.46 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 21st day of February, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s)- Michael Poellnitz and Danielle Poellnitz had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of April, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 43, BLOCK 02, OF MISSION WEST, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 23, PAGE 17, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $57,690.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order; Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331 LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR SEALED COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS Sealed Competitive Proposals will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 for the following until THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. CST). All proposals will then be opened in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 and the names of the proposers made public. Proposals received after the specified time will be returned unopened. CDs are available in the Purchasing Agent’s Office. Any and all addendums will be posted on Purchasing Agent’s website located at www.co.fort-bend.tx.us. RFP 13-047 – CONSTRUCTION OF LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Two pre-proposal conferences will be conducted; vendors do not have to attend both. First pre-proposal conference is on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM CST at the Fort Bend County Purchasing Department, Fort Bend County Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX. The second pre-proposal conference is on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM CST at the Fort Bend County Purchasing Department, Fort Bend County Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX. Detailed unit pricing is required. Bonds are required by awarded vendor. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 19th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. JOSE VALDEZ AKA JOE VALDEZ, ET AL in Cause # 10-DCV-181271 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 6250020183400907 THE SOUTHEAST 54 FEET (54’) OF LOT THIRTY FOUR (34), AND THE NORTHWEST 6 FEET (6’) OF LOT THIRTY-THREE (33), IN BLOCK EIGHTEEN (18), OF RIDGEMONT, SECTION TWO (2), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 10, PAGE 11 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. TRACT 2: GEO: 6254020030400907 LOT 4, IN BLOCK 3, OF RESERVE “D” AND RESERVE “G”, IN RIDGEMONT, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION OF 130.7372 ACRES OF LAND OUT OF THE J. POITEVENT SURVEY NUMBER 3, ABSTRACT 305, THE E. FRIEDENHAUS SURVEY, ABSTRACT 513, AND THE MOSES MERRITT SURVEY, ABSTRACT 286, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AND THE MOSES MERRITT SURVEY, ABSTRACT 1747, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN VOLUME 589, PAGE 459 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 7th day of March 2013 as the property of JOSE VALDEZ AKA JOE VALDEZ MARIA BARRAGAN to satisfy a judgment amounting to $6,298.29, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY AND CITY OF HOUSTON. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 7th day of March 2013 Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By: M. Schiebel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 20th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. WEBSTER M. SLAUGHTER AKA WEBSTER MELVIN SLAUGTIIER AKA WEBSTER MELVIN SLAUGHTER., JR. ET AL in Cause # 12-DCV-199125 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1:GEO: 8130510030070907 Lot Seven (7) Block Three (3) of Sienna Steep Bank Village, Section 5-A, an addition in Fort Bend County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Slide No(s). 2268/B and 2269/A of the Plat Records of Fort Bend County, Texas. Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of WEBSTER M. SLAUGHTER, AKA WEBSTER MALVIN SLAUGHTER, AKA WEBSTER MELVIN SLAUGHTER JR. to satisfy a judgment amounting to $16,095.55, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; SIENNA PLANTATION LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; SIENNA PLANTATION MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT # 2, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013 Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S.D. Sayers Deputy Constable #1309 NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 19th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. CHERYL KAY SALISBURY, AKA CHERYL KAY SCHWAMKRUG # 04-DCV-140342 and 11-DCV-191454 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 7550040094900907 LOT 49 IN BLOCK 9 OF SUGAR CREEK, SECTION 4, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 8, PAGE 14 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of CHERYL KAY SALISBURY AKA CHERYL KAY SCHWAMKRUG to satisfy a judgment amounting to $33,169.69, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S.D. Sayers Deputy Constable #1309 NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 4th day of February, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 08-DCV-165985 in favor of the Plaintiff - The Estates Community Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,016.25 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 19th day of February, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Erther F. Williams had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of April, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 40, BLOCK 1, OF HUNTERS POINT ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 32, PAGE 23 IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $82,770.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S.D. Sayers Deputy Constable #1309

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 19th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. MARVIN E. REAMS, ET AL #07-DCV-161223 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 3450030061400907 LOT 14, IN BLOCK 6, OF GATEWAY ACRES, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAY OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 413, PAGE 528, OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of UNKNOWN HEIRS TO THE EST ATE OF MARVIN E. REAMS, DECEASED; UNKNOWN HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF JENNlE C. REAMS, DECEASED to satisfy a judgment amounting to $6,173.79, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND FORT BEND COUNTY FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT #1, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S.D. Sayers Deputy Constable #1309

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 15th day of January, 2013 by the 400th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 11-DCV-187182 in favor of the Plaintiff - Seven Meadows Community Association Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $5497.50 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 19th day of February, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Thang Tran had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of April, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 1, IN BLOCK 1, IF SEVEN MEADOWS, SECTION 11, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT NO. 20040116, OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 7227 AGAVE DRIVE, KATY, TEXAS 77494 ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $197,000.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three By Sergeant S.D. Sayer Deputy Constable # 1309

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 5th day of February, 2013 by the 400th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 10-DCV-180685 in favor of the Plaintiff - Mission West Civic Improvement Association Plaintiff, for the sum of$6,126.66 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 12th day of February, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Maribel Rodrieguez had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of April, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 11, BLOCK 5, OF MISSION WEST, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 23, PAGE 17, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $82,650.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 19th day of February 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. MORTGAGE ASSET RECOVERY INC in cause No. 12-DCV197803 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of April, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 4160010010800907 LOT 80 IN BLOCK 1 OF AMENDING PLAT OF JADE ISLAND AT LAKE OLYMPIA, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO(S). 2275/B AN D2276/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8th day of March 2013 as the property of MORTGAGE ASSET RECOVERY, Inc.; JAMES NICKOLOPULOUS, AKA JIMMY NICKOLOPULOUS to satisfy a judgment amounting to $7,518.30, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, PALMER PLANTATION MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT #2, FORT BEND COUNTY, CITY OF MISSOURl CITY, HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND, AND FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 8th day of March 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By: Sergeant S.D. Sayers Deputy Constable #1309 NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 7th day of February, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 10-DCV-183210 in favor of the Plaintiff - Quail Valley East Community Association, Inc., Plaintiff, for the sum of $1967.14 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 22nd day of February, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Rafaelina Blanco had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of April, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 9, BLOCK 15, OF QUAIL VALLEY EAST SUBDIVISION, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 9, PAGE 11 IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $84,570.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 4th day of February, 2013 by the 268th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 06-DCV-149893 in favor of the Plaintiff - The Promenade at Stafford Run Homeowners’ Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,464.08 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 19th day of February, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Ronald Barlow and Melanie Barlow had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of April, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 34, BLOCK 2, OF PROMENADE AT STAFFORD RUN, SECTION FOUR, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT SLIDE 1534A IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $187,900.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas Sergeant S. D. Sayer Deputy Constable#1309


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FILM EVIEW: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone There’s only one problem: Burt is not incredible. Okay, there’s two problems – he’s not funny either. What else is left for a movie starring Steve Carell playing a flawed magician who can’t get his act together literally and figuratively? A really talented cast always helps. Burt Wonderstone’s partner on stage and friend since childhood is Steve Buscemi. That’s a step in the right direction. Buscemi can still bring it, but he was terribly underused in this farce. Carell and Buscemi were nerds together in elementary school and it only got worse as they got older. Then, they discovered the power of the

stage and the awe and clout of magic, and they turned into famous and potent nerds with weird haircuts and outfits that showed off Carell’s chest. Carrel’s Wonderstone was an uncaring jerk with just enough talent and vulnerability to make him somewhat charming and at times very humorous. Kind of sounds like Michael Scott. The anti- hero was an overthe-top Jim Carrey, if that’s not an oxymoron. Carrey was a rival “magician” that did not do magic but performed sadistic things to himself while displaying an eerie grin. Hmmm, that, too, sounds like a character typical of Jim Car-

rey. My favorite was making an electric drill drive through

his brain, although sleeping on a bed of hot coals was a

close second. Additional members of the cast were James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, and Jay Mohr. Gondolfini played a Las Vegas hotel mobster who always wore cool sunglasses, Arkin played an old guy that use to be a renowned magician and Mohr’s character was Rick the Implausible. Wow, how on earth did they get those three to “stretch” their talents to fit these challenging parts? If classy and refined is your measuring stick then you are missing the shtick. Steve Carell has shown us once again that leaving “The Office” was a good idea, but a couple more of these and he

will come begging NBC to let him back in the TV comfort zone so he can build up some points before playing yet another buffoon with no texture or depth from a truly gifted actor. Be careful, Steve. I’m a fan of Director Don Scardino who is known for his directorial prowess on TV shows like “2 Broke Girls,” “Royal Pains,” “Thirty Rock,” and one of my all-time favorites that did not make it – “The Knights of Prosperity (2007).” Is Scardino ready for prime time? Maybe. Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 81. Larry H. sugarlaw@larryharrison.com

SKEETERS’ CORNER Club signs three outfielders, agrees to terms with pitcher Matt Wright The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that the club has signed outfielders Dustin Martin, Steve Moss and Fernando Perez, as well as righthanded pitcher Matt Wright. The announcement was made by Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti and Director of Operations Michael Kirk. Martin spent last season with Triple A Buffalo and Double A Binghamton of the New York Mets organization. He hit at a .257 clip over 28 games with Buffalo, while maintaining a .286 average with 41 RBI in 72 games with Binghamton. Originally selected by the Mets in the 26th

round of the June 2006 Draft out of Sam Houston State University, the Corpus Christi, Texas native owns a career .276 average with 416 RBI in 824 minor league games.

Moss makes his return to Sugar Land after hitting .254 with 44 RBI in 83 games with the Skeeters in 2012. He also played in 82 games for Reynosa and Veracruz of the Mexi-

can League last season, combining for a .287 average with 20 home runs and 58 RBI. A 29th round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in the June 2002 Draft and a veteran of 11 minor league seasons, Moss owns a career .272 average with 115 homers, 545 RBI and 211 doubles in 1,080 games. Perez, originally a seventh round pick of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the June 2004 Draft, played 107 games from 2008-09 with Tampa Bay, holding a career .234 Major League average. Over eight minor league seasons with the Tampa Bay (2004-10), Chicago-NL (2011) and Mets (2011)

organizations, Perez owns a .273 average with 252 RBI and 245 career stolen bases. Wright, credited with throwing the first pitch in Skeeters history last year, went 2-0 with a 2.20 ERA (12ER/49IP) for Sugar Land prior to being picked up by the Philadelphia Phillies organization midseason. Wright finished 2012 with a 1-1 record and a 3.09 ERA (8ER/23.1IP) in seven games (four starts) with Triple A Lehigh Valley. Originally selected by Atlanta in the 21st round of the June 2000 Draft, the right-hander owns a 78-82 career record with a 3.95 ERA (596ER/1358IP) in 265 ap-

pearances (229 starts). Opening Day for the Sugar Land Skeeters is scheduled for Thursday, April 18 at Constellation Field against the 2012 Atlantic League Champion Long Island Ducks. Skeeters eight-game and full-season ticket plans are still available, so fans are encouraged to act now and be a part of the 2013 season excitement. For more information about the Atlantic League, the Sugar Land Skeeters or how to purchase tickets, visit the team’s website at www.sugarlandskeeters.com or call the Skeeters ticket office at 281.240. HITS.

AUTOMOBILE: Lexus LS F Sport By BARBARA FULENWIDER With its dynamic handling, new design and continued superior craftsmanship, the 2013 LS flagship models are the crème de la creme of the Lexus brand as it begins its third decade in the premium luxury category. While retaining many of the qualities that have defined Lexus for more than 20 years, the LS reaches new heights of advanced technology. The 2013 LS line includes the LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid, and the firstever LS 460 F SPORT. The LS 460 and LS 460L are available in RWD and AWD. The LS Hybrid is available with a full-time AWD system. The major new fun drive is the all-new LS 460 F Sport. It combines a more aggressive exterior with a sport interior featuring F Sport seats with larger bolsters, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters and aluminum trim. With a sport tuned air suspension that has been lowered 0.4 inches, a Torsen® limited slip rear differential (RWD model), Brembo sixpiston caliper brakes, and 19-inch forged wheels with summer or all-season tires, the LS F SPORT is the most engaging LS drive ever. The LS 460 is powered by a DOHC, 32 valve V8, that makes 386 horsepower and 367 lb.-ft. torque. The fuel is electronically controlled by a direct sequential fuel injection system. The flagship models with V8 engines all require premium unleaded gasoline. For 2013 all LS models got more body rigidity to enhance stability and allow for a more comfortable ride. Pitch and bounce control are enhanced by adopting new frequency dependent shock absorbers, resulting in an even flatter, roadhugging ride. Revised steering offers improvements in accuracy and turn-in response. The braking system was adjusted for more immediate power and greater pedal feel. Available safety enhancements include the advanced Pre-Collision Safety (A-PCS) system with Collision Avoidance Assist. This system is designed to assist the driver in

avoiding or mitigating collisions with vehicles and pedestrians under a wide range of city and highway speeds. At speeds lower than 24 miles per hour, this technology helps avoid accidents by automatically bringing the LS to a full stop. The driver-focused interior integrates modern refinement with intuitive technology. The Advanced Illumination System (AIS), an all-LED interior lighting system, illuminates to greet the approaching occupants and then fades in sequence with the vehicle starting procedure. The new, available Lexus Climate Concierge offers maximum comfort for every LS occupant. The customizable system uses multiple sensors to automatically regulate not only the temperature of the cabin, but also the climate control seats and the heated steering wheel, quickly bringing each occupant to their preferred temperature. The standard navigation system is displayed on a 12.3-inch, split-screen, highresolution multi-media display which is large enough to support simultaneous viewing of a large map display and other vehicle functions. A next-generation Remote Touch, with one-push confirmation, is standard on all models and enables smooth, intuitive control of many vehicle systems. The Remote Touch allows the user to operate the climate, audio, phone controls, navigation system and more. The screen menus are selected with a controller located on the center console. The driver may choose from three drive settings

-- Eco, Normal and Sport. Vehicles equipped with the available air suspension add Comfort and Sport S+ modes. Safety equipment includes a pre-collision system that can detect stationary pedestrians and those moving at speeds of up to three miles per hour and stop the vehicle from a speed of 24 miles per hour if a collision with another vehicle is imminent. All all-wheel drive models feature a heated steering wheel and heating elements which warm the front cabin area quickly after vehicle start-up. Windshield de-icer and headlamp washers are standard on AWD models. The LS features a standard Lexus Premium Audio System with a nine channel amplifier, 10 speakers, CD / DVD player

changer, DVD audio and video compatibility, MP3 sound enhancement, HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging, and a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio. Standard entertainment and connectivity advancements include enhanced Bluetooth® capability with automatic phonebook download and streaming audio. The optional Mark Levinson Reference Surround System provides a 5.1 home theatre surround with 7.1 architecture, discrete circuitry, 15 channel, ML3-16 Processor Power Amplifier covering a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz, and 450 watts with less than 0.1% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). LS 460 F SPORT features a unique front fascia with an enhanced three-dimensional mesh grille, larger cooling openings, black grille surround and round fog lamps. A chrome-plated bar running along the bottom edge of the rear bumper accentuates the lowered center of gravity. The entire LS model line is all dream vehicles but the new F SPORT is a rare and welcomed edition. It is a driver’s vehicle that is fast, fun and like its name, sporty. It’s just like a Lexus and then again totally different. The retail price with all standard equipment is $86,634.

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Chick-fil-A® at Missouri City in conjunction with the Sugar Land Skeeters and Girl Scout Troop 630 is hosting a Community Spirit Night Monday, March 25th from 5-8 p.m. to benefit and assist with the production of a Girl Scout Gold event entitled Our Community Salutes Fort Bend meant to honor and recognize the young recruits of Fort Bend. With support from community members, military, scouts, students, ball players and others, the Spirit Night will be held at Chick-fil-A Missouri City located at 6124 Highway 6 South. Chick-fil-A at Missouri City will donate a percentage of all receipts dropped into the marked spirit night box back to the Girl Scouts. Representing Girl Scout Troop 630, Bonnie Worstell, an Ambassador level Girl Scout, junior at Clements high school, and coordinator for the upcoming event, Our Community Salutes Fort Bend, says the goal is to “…host a pregame reception designed to be a celebration and acknowledgement of our Fort Bend high-school graduates who choose immediately after high school to enlist in the armed

forces and to create a time to thank the young recruits for their patriotic commitment and willingness to serve our country.” Dine at Chick-fil-A at Missouri City from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, March 25, have fun

with the Chick-fil-A Cow and the mascot from the Sugar Land Skeeters and try out the inflatable pitching booth. The event Our Community Salutes Fort Bend will be held in May at Constellation Field.

Harmony school students shine in science fair Harmony School of Science – Sugar Land High (HSSHigh) competed in the Houston Science and Engineering Fair, February 28 to March 1 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Students from over 100 Houston schools participated in this event, presenting projects from sixteen different categories. HSS-High’s very own seventh grader, Neriyah B. placed 3rd in the competition for his project Microbes: The Shocking Truth.

Abdullah Zorba, HSS-High Principal, said “The Houston Science and Engineering Fair was a wonderful opportunity for our students to take ideas introduced in the classroom and put them into motion. “The Harmony School of Science – Sugar Land High focuses on using technology to drive innovation, and creating opportunities to inspire students through individual and group projects within the classroom.” Zorba said, “Each one of our students displayed

their knowledge and expertise of their 21st century skills; communication, collaboration and creativity through their projects. We are very proud of our participating students.” Neriyah B. will go on to represent HSS-High in the 27th Texas State Science and Engineering fair in San Antonio, TX March 27th through 29th. For additional information on HSS-High or Harmony Public Schools, visit www. harmonytx.org.

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