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Quail Valley Yard of the Month goes to Kenn and Melody Glave of 3323 Plum Brook Lane. A lovely formal garden, the Glave’s added pink and white Impatiens and Polka Dot plants to brighten up the landscape. Receiving a beautiful plant from Flowers by Adela and a certificate, the Glaves home reflects pride that is seen throughout the neighborhood. Drive by this garden when you enjoy the April 24 Quail Valley Backyard Tour from 10 to 3. With 8 varied gardens and a garden sale All Potted Up, for $10 you’ll have a stimulating outing full of beauty and ideas. Tickets at each location, just follow the signs from Quail Valley Entrances on April 24 or download a printable map from http://traction.typepad.com/QVTour/

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The sweet, lemony, taste of success! After operating a profitable lemonade stand on the steps of Sugar Land City Hall, Sunflower Mission Junior Volunteers celebrate Lemonade Day 2009 with the event’s mascot, Lemonhead. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers in Sugar Land will host a registration event for Lemonade Day 2010 on Sunday, April 18 from 1 p.m- 4 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to visit the restaurant to learn about this free, community-wide event and sign-up to participate. Lemonade Day volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the event and facilitate registration. For each completed registration, kids will receive one free, freshly squeezed Raising Cane’s lemonade. Don’t forget to bring your camera because photo opportunities with the Lemonade Day mascot, Lemonhead, will also be available. Sponsored by Prepared 4 Life and its many community partners, Lemonade Day is a citywide program designed to teach children how to start, own and operate their own lemonade business. It provides an opportunity for families, businesses, faith-based community organizations and schools to come together for a common purpose – to train the next generation of entrepreneurs through a free, fun, engaging, experiential activity. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 2 and is open to any child wishing to open his/her own lemonade business. For more information on Lemonade Day, visit www.lemonadeday.org or call 713-626-5437.

By BARBARA FULENWIDER Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen is challenged by incumbent Councilwoman Cynthia Lenton-Gary in the May 8 election. Owen says he is running to continue his service to the city and community that he has served for some years prior to becoming mayor in 1994. During his tenure as mayor he points out that he has “led the city in attracting millions of dollars of private business investment, public works infrastructure improvements and park growth, hike and bike trails and provided for improved public safety with larger police and fire forces.” All of the above, he said, is why “Missouri City is one of the safest cities in the nation and was also voted one of the top 100 cites in the nation to live in.” “I have shown I can guide its growth while listening to the wisdom of those who have invested their lives, home and businesses here,“ said Owen, who has lived in Missouri City for 35 years with his wife of 42 years. Together they raised their three children in Missouri City. Owen has seen “the city grow from a little over 20,000 when I was first elected on council to over 70,000 today. We have gained national recognition and doesn’t come without having a great team of leaders and employees. “The other thing I am most proud of is how we are beginning to attract major companies that want to move their headquarters here. That brings new homebuyers, shoppers, businesses, employment, and quality of life. I am also very proud of the fact that we saved over 400 acres of green space, trees, water ways, and

Owen a tremendous amenity in the Quail Valley Park.” As for where Owen would like Missouri City to be 10 years from now, he said, he wants it to continue “being a very diverse and dynamic community. We need to continue to attract businesses and commercial development, which will allow us to replace or at least lower property taxes with sales taxes in the future. We need to continue replacing an aging infrastructure and keep our public safety forces increased to keep up with an ever growing population, which in just another 10 years could be over 100,000 people.” “I did not become mayor overnight. I served two years on a bond committee, five years on planning & zoning, eight years as a councilman, and now 16 as mayor. It is a learning process everyday and I am still learning. “My reputation and 43 years as a banker provided me the opportunity to know many of the developers who are building our city. I gained their respect and they responded by building a great place for

Gary people to live and raise their families. Government needs to earn people’s respect and I think that humor sometimes helps people realize that we are far more alike than different. “We are taxpaying citizens who have basically volunteered to throw ourselves into the political arena on their behalf. We are their neighbors. I hope that after having given 29 years of my life to my fellow citizens, that I have earned their confidence to continue serving them.” He and his wife are members of the First United Methodist Church in Missouri City. Cynthia Lenton-Gary has been on city council for four years and is now campaigning to be mayor because she says citizens “deserve transparency in government” and she wants a “revitalized city” and to “combat the issues that impede our economic growth.” Even though Gary is a native of Houston, she and her husband Everette (E.J.) Gary have lived in Missouri City for more than 25 years and raised See MAYOR, Page 3

The Clements Stars Dance Team Spring Show will be held at 7 p.m. Fri. April 23, & Sat. April 24th, in the school auditorium. This event marks the pinnacle performance of the year, highlighting the award winning team in their show stopping contest dances.Other features will include the dance classes performing grade level dances, the always entertaining CHS Senior boys, (“The Studs”), followed by the team Dads ready to show off their talent. Pre-sale tickets will be available this Friday April 16th from any Stars member, or in the commons during lunch Thurs. April 22nd, and Fri. April 23rd for only $6. Tickets will be $8 at the door. So get your tickets now! For further information on this event please email Jill Whelan at jkwhelan@hotmail.com, or call 281-265-3734.

FBISD: Balanced budget likely

Fort Bend ISD’s much reported “reduction in force” has affected 52 employees instead of the initial estimate of 450. The district has been able to reduce the number of people on the original list for nonrenewal of contracts to 52 from 275, district spokeswoman Mary Ann Simpson said on

Monday. The list of 275 included 195 certified teaching positions and 80 certified non-teaching professional positions. These employees have been placed in positions that have become available due to vacancies, resignations and retirements, Simpson said. To address the district’s se-

rious financial challenges, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution declaring financial exigency at the March 8 regular board meeting. This action allowed the administration to move forward in implementing financial processes to best address a projected budget deficit of approximately $20 million, and

develop a balanced budget for the 2010-2011 school year. At a budget workshop on Monday, the administration presented a budget proposal, projecting a budget deficit of about $23 million, but more than $19 million will be adjusted through reduction in payroll costs because of the reduction in force.

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Kite festival to mark child abuse prevention The second Annual Family Kite Festival - An event promoting child abuse prevention in Fort Bend County, will be held on Sunday, April 18, from 1-4 p.m. at Seabourne Creek Park in Rosenberg. A simultaneous launch of 479 kites will represent child abuse victims in Fort Bend. Free activities include para-

Mayor From Page 1 their three children in the city. During her public school years, she excelled in academics and has worked as an environmentalist, researcher, and forensic chemist and is now working as a professor of sociology. Gary is a member of the Greater Houston Partnership, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and several other community organizations. She is also a member of the Fountain of Praise Church, where she and her husband joyfully serve in multiple ministries. During her tenure on city council she said she is most proud of the Master Plan for Texas Parkway and Cartwright Road Corridors, having voted against two of three city tax increases, hiring the city’s new police chief and for the second year having the “Congressional Quarterly recognize Missouri City as one of America’s safest.” The issues that she believes are impeding Missouri City’s economic growth and what she would do about that is become a more business friendly city and work to do business with qualified residents of this city. “We must be more aggressive in developing business relations and providing the necessary incentives that make our city attractive to developers.” As for revitalizing the city she would begin with the Texas Parkway Cartwright Corridors. She strongly supports building a town center on the 42 acres just south of city hall and a service center,

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Bikers Against Child Abuse, Fort Bend Rainbow Room, Oak Bend Medical Center, Exchange Club and South Houston Area Recreational Kiters are the partners in this event. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To learn more about the event, visit www.fortbendchildren.org.

The City of Sugar Land and Keep Sugar Land Beautiful will host an Earth Day Celebration at the Sugar Land Town Square on Friday, April 23. The one-day event will include free household electronics recycling, paper shredding and collection of clothing and household goods for reuse from 5-8 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to City Hall.

which could include health care facilities, at the intersection of Cartwright Road and Texas Parkway. She also supports building an entertainment center near the existing tennis complex on Cartwright. She said, “My vision is for Missouri City to be more aggressive in the area of economic development/revitalization so that we can move our city toward decreasing or even eliminating property taxes and increasing property value. In addition to establishing fiscal accountability and government transparency, working to remain one of the safest cities in the country is primary.”

By 2020 Lenton-Gary said she wants “Missouri City to be a model city for all cities of its size.” She said she also sees commuter rail being an integral part of revenue generation for our city. “I see the rail system being very positive for our environment by helping to remove vehicles from our streets. “Having a state of the art eco-friendly park and ride station with retail facilities to accommodate our commuters can be beneficial to our city tax base.” She said her passion, compassion and concern for the needs of all people and their

quality of life are personal attributes that will make her a successful mayor. Gary said “I am dedicated to community, a fighter for families and an advocate for business and education. With many years of political experience and community advocacy, I am committed to working with the citizens, city personnel, public servants and business owners to make Missouri city the best municipality (in Fort Bend County). I will continue to be accessible and responsive to all citizens of Missouri City at all times, before during and after election season.”

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contributed $150,000 to the project. After acquiring the 390acre property, the City immediately started working to make improvements, repairing several bridges that were considered safety hazards, mowing high grass and weeds, and replacing the irrigation systems on two 18hole courses. On July 4, 2008, the City reopened the 18-hole La Quinta golf course to the public and the 18-hole El Dorado golf course, which was completely redeveloped, including drainage improvements, reopened in November 2009. In addition to the two courses, plans are in the works for

in Fort Bend County- was a community-wide project,” Mayor Allen Owen said. Missouri City acquired the property for the parks project through eminent domain in June 2008 after long-time deterioration took a toll on the community and caused property values to decline. A 100-person citizen committee had studied its purchase and recommended to City Council to move forward. Then 72 percent of voters from all areas of the City approved a $17.5 million bond referendum to provide funds for the acquisition and improvements. The Quail Valley Homeowners Association also

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The Houston Business Journal has presented Missouri City with its 2010 Landmark Award for “Community Impact” for the Quail Valley Parks Project, emphasizing the social, environmental and economic importance of the project to the City, Fort Bend County and the Houston area. The award was announced on Tuesday, April 6 at the Journal’s 10th Annual Landmark Awards banquet, which honored winners in 16 categories for the functionality and beauty of their buildings and/or developments. “The City’s goal to preserve this property and to maintain the original Quail Valley master plan – the first of its kind

a passive park; the development of the First Tee program, a national initiative for youth; the design and construction of a golf shop and banquet facility, and a tennis and recreation center. The progress on the Quail Valley parks property has had a positive impact in property values because of the City’s improvements to the area and at the same time it has increased parks and recreation green space by 50 percent. Seven judges reviewed the applications for the Landmark Awards program. “We are honored that experts in quality property preservation, property development and green building initiatives recognized the importance of this project and the positive impact it has had on our community,” Owen said.

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Opinion The View From Sugar Land Testifying before the State Senate By RUSSELL C. JONES Every two years before the beginning of a new legislative session, the City of Sugar Land adopts a legislative agenda. The purpose of the agenda is to advise state representatives and senators of the city’s position on issues likely to come before the Legislature and to establish an outline which the council, staff and others assisting in the legislative process can use to advance the city’s goals. Just last week, the latest version of the agenda was adopted. Not surprisingly, it contains a number of issues which are unique to Sugar Land and even more issues which are applicable to cities in general. The current version of the legislative agenda may be found at http://www. sugarlandtx.gov/city_hall/ city_secretary/agendas/ FY2010/040610cc/3a/3a. htm. The city’s position on the role of homeowners associations contained in the agenda was adopted for the first time prior to the last legislative session. It recognizes the substantial role which homeowners associations play in maintaining the quality of life in our city. The agenda provides that the city will support the authority and role of homeowners associations and oppose any limitation on the functions which they were created to perform. In recent years it has been a favorite theme of a number of state legislators to suppress the role of homeowner associations in planned communities such as Sugar Land. When this councilmember was asked to testify before the Texas Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations in a pre-legislative ses-

Jones sion hearing on controlling the ability of associations to enforce the obligation of their members to pay maintenance assessments, the invitation was accepted immediately. Following are excerpts from the testimony: HOA’s provide their communities and the citizens of Sugar Land with greatly needed services which would otherwise have to be met out of public funds or simply not done. Many of our city’s HOA’s maintain and operate parks, community events, swimming pools, street lighting, fencing, trash removal, and green belts which contribute not only to their own members’ quality of life, but to the entire City. They also provide landscaping on a scale that a city budget could simply not afford. In some cases they provide extra law enforcement and patrol,which contributes to a lower crime rate. Success requires the cooperation of all property owners. No homeowner is obligated to pay a maintenance assessment unless he has first agreed to do so at the time that he purchases his home.

All of his neighbors have made the same commitment. Every property owner in a subdivision has the same obligation. All associations have some degree of trouble collecting their assessments. Without the ability to foreclose the lien which secures the payment of the assessment, the ability of associations to provide their services would decline as the number of homeowners who refuse to pay grows. Nevertheless, those homeowners who refuse to pay will continue to benefit from the services provided by the associations at the expense of those homeowners who do comply with their obligations. As a practical matter, actual foreclosure of an association’s lien happens rarely. The number of annual foreclosures as a fraction of the total number of homeowners who are obligated to pay assessments is minute. If homeowners associations cannot afford to maintain their amenities and enforce their deed restrictions, all homeowners in the neighborhood, including those who do pay their assessments in a timely manner, will sustain additional losses in the value of their homes. The loss in the tax base will ultimately affect the ability of local governments and school districts to provide necessary services. The quality of life for many Texans will, in turn, deteriorate. (Jones is the Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Sugar Land and serves as Councilman for District 3. He was first elected to the City Council in 2003. He owns a law firm and a title insurance company in Sugar Land.)

MUSINGS: Garden Delights By JANICE SCANLAN Spring is a time of renewal. Renewal is especially evident in our gardens this year. After a 14 year hiatus from a hard freeze, we lost many plants outright. Other plants, your guess is as good as mine— no sign of life yet. Then add drought and Hurricane Ike. So if you’ve lost plants, it may be time to take a fresh look at your garden. There’s nothing like attending a garden tour to stimulate your imagination and get ideas . . . and talking to people who love to garden and gaining some of their “know how” for the Texas Gulf Coast is invaluable. East Fort Bend is fortunate to have two upcoming tours: the Quail Valley Backyard Tour on April 24 and the Sugar Land Garden Tour on May 8. So in a relatively short amount of time, you can visit, learn and photograph 17 varied gardens—many of which have been designed by the owners, who, in some, built every feature themselves. As Sugar Land Tour Chair Coeta Presley stated, “You will not be disappointed in the beauty of these gardens.” And ditto that from Quail Valley. The April 24th Quail Valley Backyard Tour is contained in a relatively small geographic area and the 8 gardens can be casually viewed within 2

Scanlan to 3 hours. Its distinction is a canopy of mature trees with gardens that have been developed over time . . . some restored within the past ten years. The fun thing is to ask a garden owner how the garden has morphed and why. This tour not only features some breathtaking beauty, but also provides insight into practical matters such as drainage, storage, dog runs to how to upgrade a pool or living space to reinvigorate it. The All Potted Up Garden sale is a bonus to add some zing for your garden and derives from many of the ideas in the gardens. The May 8th Sugar Land Tour is the day before Mother’s Day for something special to do with Mom. It features 9 gardens this year in four subdivisions: Orchard Lakes Es-

tates, Chelsea Harbor, Great Wood and Sugar Creek. Some are conveniently next door to one another. All capture various landscape styles from more formal to informal. And there’s some specialty gardens as well. You’ll see everything from a G-Scale train passing through several small villages, a fair ground and tiny cemetery . It is lined with oregano and thyme and shaded with bell pepper, jalapeno and basil “trees.” Or a migratory Purple Martin colony. Come see each garden’s “little piece of heaven.” All 17 gardens feature their own distinct “personality” and array of interests, travels, plants and garden materials including many types of views as well as those created by the owners’ imaginations. Both tours will happen come rain or shine. The April 24 Quail Valley Tour is from 10 to 3. Website is http://traction.typepad.com/ QVTour/ and is $10 to view all 8 gardens. The Sugar Land Tour is May 8 from 9 to 4. Website is www.sugarlandgardenclub.org and is $12 to view all gardens or $3 for individual gardens. Proceeds benefit the various good works both the Sugar Land and Quail Valley Garden Clubs perform. Write to janicescanlan@ earthlink.net of your event.

College Education: Costly mistake By DICK PHILLIPS Hello again everyone. Only two articles in, and already I need to make a correction. As a very kind reader (thank you) pointed out, my math needed to be checked in last month’s article on the cost of higher education. No excuses, I goofed and put in annual costs instead of semester costs. Higher education is expensive enough without my doubling the amounts! The principles are still the same – there are a variety of choices in higher education and the cost varies considerably. Let me attempt to set the record straight. According to information taken from www.collegeboard.com annual 2009 tuition at UT was $8,930, A&M $8,176, and Phoenix $11,937. Not counting room and board, travel and other similar expenses, four years tuition and fees would then be $35,720, $32,704 and $47,748, respectively. Compare that to two years at Wharton County Junior College ($3,880) and two years at UHSSL ($10,800 for UHV programs, as an example), and the total would be $14,680. Staying at home and attending the UHS at Sugar Land or Cinco Ranch campuses could save you anywhere from $18,000 to $33,000 in tuition and fees alone for a four-year degree based on this comparison. But, as I said before, cost isn’t the only consideration. Making an informed decision is the key. Choose wisely That might be a good segue into a timely subject – the process of getting into college.

Phillips Things have changed over the years. Not too long ago, students generally applied only to colleges that they intended to go to (generally one or two). Today’s students are more often shoppers, applying to numerous colleges (generally four or five on average). But selecting a college is way too important to simply opt for the first one to accept you, or for the best “deal.” Making sure a college is the best fit is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Narrow your choices down to those that truly can meet your needs, apply early and follow up. Expect and demand service Do not worry about being a pest – ask and ask again. Higher education institutions have employees whose sole responsibility is to answer your questions and help you. You’ve probably had bad service and good service in the “real” world, so don’t be surprised if you find good and bad in higher education as well. If you do experience poor service, my suggestion is

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to call back and ask for someone else. If you still aren’t satisfied, ask for the supervisor. That will generally get results. It is more than reasonable to expect service from student services. Seek financial assistance Though many institutions have high costs, most have generous financial aid and scholarship programs. Many miss out on (particularly on non-need based) financial assistance simply because they don’t ask. Purchasing an education vies with buying a home in terms of events in your life. Know what you are getting in return on investment and find out what the “net” costs are. This reminds me of a real life example. At another institution, which was private and high cost, I oversaw financial aid. I remember distinctly one young lady that enrolled. When I asked her if she was going to apply for financial aid, she said no, that her parents did not want to share their financial information and would just pay the bill. Her senior year she came to me to tell me she was going to have to drop out, and when I inquired, found that her parents were selling part of the family farm just to stay afloat, and they simply couldn’t afford to pay for college right then. I had come to know her father personally, so I contacted him and told him about “special circumstances” in financial aid lingo. To make a long story a little shorter, I had to convince him that financial aid was not charity, and to apply.


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Missouri City resident lists priorities To the Editor: As a Missouri City resident, I have three top priorities in mind when I go to the polls in the next few weeks to elect some new City Council members and a Mayor. First, I would like to see a person elected who has no set agenda but has as his/her first priority the greater good of the residents of entire city of Missouri City. For too long, the City Council has been drawn to divisive issues. The City Council seems to thrive on controversy and set agendas without much deviation. We need to stop thinking about what will bring us favor in the Fort Bend and Houston communities and start thinking about and focusing on what is going to improve the quality of life for Missouri City residents. Second, I would very much like to see fiscal conservatives in office. As a City, we are spending too much and going in too many directions. Missouri City has financial problems because our City staff and City Council are trying to please too many people. We have no overall direction and no purpose, like a new company. Public Safety needs to be a top priority, not just an afterthought in our budget. What is more important than the safety of our families in our homes? We need Council Members and a Mayor who are determined to fix our budget problems. Third, we need new ideas for commercial development. Whatever our direction was in the past is not working. We don’t have the simple amenities that are found in every community in the U.S. We don’t have a hospital, a movie theatre, and very few commercial office buildings. Why not? I’m not sure what it is that we lack in this area but we haven’t found the answer as of yet. We definitely need some new ideas. I think every Missouri City voter needs to vote according to who will best serve our community as a whole. Howard Moline Missouri City

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Minute Maid recently announced its partnership with Sugar Land Town Square to present Movies Under the Moon to the Sugar Land community. Minute Maid will continue the popular Town Square event series for the months of April, through October of this year. A baseball-themed, kick-off event is planned for April 16, 7:30 p.m. which will include an appearance by Former Houston Astro Craig Biggio. Come early to enter a drawing to win Houston Astros-signed memorabilia. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit SugarLandTownSquare.com.

This is the best silly movie I’ve seen in a long time. I laughed more than most people in the theatre, so maybe I liked this film due to my insanity. I was on a date with Monique H. to see “Date Night” so I guess I know a thing or two about Date Night. The name of the movie comes from the routine of going on a “date” to get away from the kids in order to keep the spark in a marriage. Not that I need such a spark. But Phil and Claire Foster (Steve Carell and Tina Fey) have become a “boring married couple from New Jersey” who go into Manhattan to eat at a trendy restaurant, The Claw. Their marriage has become dull and they are trying to make the best of it in spite of being too tired when they get home from work to have much time for each other. They do not have reservations at The Claw so they “take” the reservations of the Triplehorns. Bad idea; some really tough gangster-type guys with twitchy trigger fingers are looking for the Triplehorns and mistakenly conclude that our cute little couple form Jersey are the blackmailing Triplehorns. We all know that Steve Carell and Tina Fey are the darlings of America and the current King and Queen of Comedy TV so how could they ever be involved in anything as sinister as bad guys with guns? If you believe the previous sentence, then you will laugh

AUTOMOBILE: Toyota Tundra By BARBARA FULENWIDER Since I drove the first V8 Tundra I’ve believed it’s the best truck being built. I like its power and style and the way it rides and drives. It’s rugged yet has finesse. For the new 2010 models value has been enhanced by adding a standard and/or optional exterior and mechanical, safety and convenience features, which include a new 4.6-liter I-Force V8 engine. There are also two new optional packages available for the Tundra, which for 2010 comes in two trim levels rather than the previous three. The SR5 grade has been discontinued and replaced by the SR5 option package available on Tundra grade Regular, Double Cab and CrewMax models with either the V6 or a V8 engine. The SR5 pack-

Education From Page 4 Believe me, his pride was more important to him than money, but he wanted his daughter to finish college. You guessed it. They qualified for full financial assistance, and she was able to finish. The sad part was that they would have qualified for financial assistance all four years, and with the amount he paid out of his pocket, he may very well not have had to sell part of the farm. Financial aid is not charity but rather a return on your taxes that you have earned. Have questions? Email me or give me a call and I’ll connect you with someone who can help you – yes, free! And also Email me at www.dickphillips@uh.edu with questions, comments or items you would like discussed. Dick Phillips, associate vice-chancellor of the University of Houston System, is in charge of the Sugar Land and Katy - Cinco Ranch campuses.

age includes many of the features on the SR5 grade. The Tundra grade is available on Regular Cab with V6 and V8 engines, Double Cab V8 and CrewMax V8. The Limited is available on Double Cab and CrewMax V8. The 4.6-liter V8 engine makes 310 horsepower and 327 lb.-ft. of torque and gets an estimated 15 miles to the gallon in city driving and 20 on the highway. The optional 5.7-liter I-FORCE V8 makes 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque. Both engines use regular unleaded and are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Tundra owners may also opt for the 4.0-liter V6 engine, which makes 236 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. torque. There are three Tundra wheelbases: 126.8 inches for Regular Cab/standard bed models; 145.7 inches for Regular Cab/long bed, double Cab/standard bed and CrewMax models and 164.6 inches for Double Cab/long bed models. Front suspension is a double A-arm with coil-over spring shocks, and the rear suspension uses staggered shocks mounted outboard of the springs to improve the dampening efficiency. A front-mounted steering rack enhances steering feel and response. The Tundra rides on 18x8 inch wheels with 255/70 R18 tires. The Limited model gets standard 18x8 inch aluminum alloy wheels with wider 275/65 R18 tires and can be outfitted with 20-inch alloy wheels. The standard four-

wheel disc brakes use large ventilated rotors and four piston calipers. Rear rotors use two-piston calipers. Anti-lock brakes are standard along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. The Tundra’s vehicle stability control system is also standard equipment on every model and enhances traction on or off-road. An available tow package on all I-Force V8 models increases towing capability significantly – up to 10,800 pounds depending on the model and drivetrain. The tow package also upgrades Tundra’s cooling and electrical systems and a power steering fluid cooler is added. Tundra offers high levels of user technology which include the available Bluetooth cell phone compatibility, high-end JBL audio system and an optional navigation system with integrated wide-screen rear backup camera. All Tundragrade models come standard with dual-zone manual climate control system, AM/FM/ MP3/CD with satellite radio capability, an auxiliary input and six speakers. The fourspoke steering wheel features standard audio controls in the Limited grade. Tundras are full-sized trucks that come in numerous configurations. The Tundra 4x2 regular cab two-door with the V6 engine retails for $23,455 while the Tundra CrewMax Limited 4x2 with the 5.7-liter V8 retails for $39,395. Tundras with all wheel drive start at $27,705.

as much as I did. Carell and Fey get into one mess after another in their attempts to right the situation and of course they just did the hole deeper and funnier. Claire is convinced that they are about to get “whacked off.” Phil is equally insightful when he quickly concludes that when a bad guy tilts the pistol sideways while aiming that such a move is a prelude to a “kill shot.” And they end up in a crazy car-chase scene while driving an Audi R8 sports car which is the same car that Tony Stark (Iron Man) drives and I’m pretty sure it’s the same car that the Lord wants me to have. I liked everyone and everything about this impractical and ridiculous plot. Even the bad guys were charming. One of the thugs (Armstrong) is Jimmi Simpson who played an unbalanced, pleasant misfit in the TV series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” The cast was awesome: William Fitchner, Taraji P. Henson, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Ray “I Always Wanted to be a Gangster” Liotta, and the shirtless and very chiseled Mark Wahlberg. And I mean Wahlberg did not wear a shirt in 6-7 scenes; he never broke a smile and was hilarious. All of this must be credited to an outstanding script by

National Day of Prayer on May 6 The 59th Annual National Day of Prayer “Prayer – For Such A Time As This” will be held on May 6. Missouri City-City Hall 10 a.m. Katy City Hall, 10 a.m. Sugar Land Town Square 12 noon Stafford City Hall, 12 noon Arcola City Hall, 3 p.m. Fort Bend County Courthouse 6:30 p.m. Many churches, businesses, schools, and communities observe National Day of Prayer with prayer events.Organize events at your school, church, business, and community. Plan to attend events being observed for this year’s National Day of Prayer on May 6, 2010. Contact Mary Cook 832651-7771 maryhuntcook@ comcast.net, Fort Bend County Coordinator for 2010 National Day of Prayer. For information or to post or search for an event go to http://www.ndptf.org

Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Mark Wahlberg Josh Klausner and the direction by Boy Wonder Shawn Levy. Get out of the house and take somebody on a date to see this fun movie. CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 8TH day of FEBRUARY 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-168238 in favor of the Plaintiff - CANYON GATE CINCO RANCH HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,215.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 18TH day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) - MARCELA MEDINA had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT THIRTEEN (13), BLOCK FIVE (5) OF CANYON GATE, CINCO RANCH, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO.1727/B AND 1728/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, (“THE PROPERTY”) ALSO KNOWN AS 19815 BLACK CANYON DR., KATY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, 77450. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $161,500.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 90. Larry H. See new web page www. larryhmoviereviews.com and email sugarlaw@larryharrison.com 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 February 19th, 2010 in cause numbered 08DCV165356 styled Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc vs. Janice Lynn Condara, in which a judgment was rendered on APRIL 8, 2009 in favor of Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc for the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred Seventy One Dollars and Twenty One Cents ($1,271.21); 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 March 9, 2010 and will on May 4, 2010 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 of Janice Lynn Condara to and in the following described Real Property LOT Fifty Six (56), BLOCK Two (2) REPLAT OF Summerfield, Section Two, A SUBDIVISION, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1428/B & 1429/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, (THE PROPERTY) ALSO KNOWN AS : 3126 Summerfield Ridge Ct, SUGAR LAND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77478 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc, Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE,RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: May 4, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: SHANE STEELE TROY E NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT AVISO PUBLICO DE PROBAR EL EQUIPO TABULAR AUTOMATICAMENTE Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the election to be held on May 8, 2010 by local political subdivisions, for whom Fort Bend County is conducting elections, will be tested on April 20, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Bend County Elections Department, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, Texas. The purpose of the test is to ascertain that it will accurately count the votes cast for all offices and on all measures being tabulated on behalf of those jurisdictions. Por lo presente se da aviso que el equipo para tabular automáticamente que se usará en la elección el 8 de Mayo del 2010, para quien el Condado de Fort Bend está llevando a cabo las elecciones, se probara el 20 de Abril del 2010 a las 3 p.m. en el Departamento de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg Texas. El objetivo de este ensayo es para determinar que contará con precisión los votos emitidos para todas las oficinas y sobre todas las medidas que se tabularon en nombre de aquellas jurisdicciones. /s/ John Oldham Fort Bend County Elections Administrator Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend

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CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 3RD day of MARCH 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #07-DCV-157311 in favor of the Plaintiff - FORT BEND COUNTY & ET-AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,058.04 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 12TH day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) - PEDRO JULIAN & ET-AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: TRACT 1: A 1.000 ACRE TRACT OF LAND, MORE OR LESS, OUT OF T.C.RR CO. SURVEY, ABSTRACT #242, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AND FURTHER DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT “a” OF CLERK’S FILE NUMBER 2003111424 OF THE REAL PROPERTY RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 0242000000915906) Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $10,000.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Lakemont Court, Section 1, Pct. 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

CONSTABLE 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 19 , 11, 2010 in cause numbered 08-DCV-167507 styled FIRST COLONY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. IMRAN M. SHEIKH, in which a judgment was rendered on MAY, 6, 2009 in favor of FIRST COLONY COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION, INC, for the sum of FIVE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SIXTY ONE DOLLARS AND SIX CENTS ($5161.06); 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 MAR 8, 2010 and will on MAY 4, 2010, 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 Rights, Title, and Interest of IMRAN M SHEIKH in the following described Real Property LOT SIXTEEN (16)IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF RIVERBEND NORTH, (2) AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO S 675/B AND 676/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, SUCH PROPERTY HAVING A COMMON ADDRESS OF 1606 S. GABRIEL RIVER CIRCLE, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS 77478 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of FIRST COLONY COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: MAY 4, 2010 TIME: APPROX.10 a.m. BY: SERGEANT M. KUTACH TROY NEHLS, CONSTABLE, Precinct 4 Fort Bend County , Texas

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 3RD day of MARCH 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-164345 in favor of the Plaintiff - FORT BEND COUNTY & ET-AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $12,725.77 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 3RD day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) - BELAL KAROUM & ET-AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 8TH day of MARCH 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-174298 in favor of the Plaintiff - FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET-AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,189.78 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 17TH day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) PATRICK J. SIMON & ET-AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: LOT 12 IN BLOCK 6 OF SUGAR GROVE, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO.2406/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 7559020060120907/7559020060120)

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: A 7968 SQUARE FEET TRACT OF LAND OUT OF LOTS THIRTY-VIE (35) AND THIRTY-SIX (36) IN BLOCK THIRTEEN (13) OF BRIARGATE, SECTION THREE (3) , A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 9, PAGE 7 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 2150030133600907) Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $98,060.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $133,400.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306 CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 8TH day of MARCH 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-164550 in favor of the Plaintiff - FORT BEND COUNTY & ET-AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,086.58 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 17TH day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) - CESAR DE LUNA & ET-AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: LOT 34 IN BLOCK 3 OF QUAIL GLEN, SECTION ONE, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 21, PAGE 16 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 5860010030340907/193900200034) Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $91,170.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 8TH day of MARCH 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-173290 in favor of the Plaintiff - FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT #118 & ET-AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $7,584.92 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 17TH day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) -PAMELA J. SPAULDING had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: LOT TWENTY-NINE (29), BLOCK ONE (1) OF WATERSIDE VILLAGE, SECTION THREE(3), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NUMBER 2509/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 91700300 102990/9170030010290907) Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $185,180 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on February 18, 2010 by the 434TH DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-175326 in favor of the Plaintiff -QUAIL VALLEY FUND, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,070.00++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on APRIL 4, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY 2010 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., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - LISKU WRIGHT AND WANDA NOBLE had of, in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT THIRTY-TWO BLOCK THREE OF THAT CERTAIN SUB DIVISION KNOWN AS THUNDERBIRD WEST COURTYARD HOMES IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS IN BOOK 19, PAGE 16, ALSO KNOWN AS 3523 DUNCASTER DR., MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459. Terms: Cash, Sale to held at or about 11 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE, Precinct 2 Fort Bend County , Texas By Gary Majors #73

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on MARCH 11TH, 2010 by the 240TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #05-DCV-146384 in favor of the Plaintiff -HUNTER’S GLEN, SECTION IV ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,667.00++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on MARCH 25, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 1ST day of JUNE, 2010 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., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -DORTHY AND CALEB MAKUKUTU had of, in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 81, IN BLOCK 7, OF HUNTER’S GLEN, SECTION IV, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 26, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF COMMONLY KNOWN AS 2110 PEPPERGLEN DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. Terms: Cash, Sale to held at or about 11 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE, Precinct 2 Fort Bend County , Texas By Gary Majors #73

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on MARCH 1ST, 2010 by the 400TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #07-DCV-161033 in favor of the Plaintiff -HUNTER’S GLEN, SECTION IV ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,667.00++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on MARCH 25, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 1ST day of JUNE, 2010 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., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -ROSE ELLA CHARLESTON AND DONNIE CHARLESTON had of, in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT TWENTYONE, IN BLOCK 03, OF HUNTER’S GLEN, SECTION IV, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 26, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. Terms: Cash, Sale to held at or about 11 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE, Precinct 2 Fort Bend County , Texas By Gary Majors #73

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on March 30, 2010 by the 240TH DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-173078 in favor of the Plaintiff -WINDFIELD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,031.00++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on MARCH 31, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 1ST day of JUNE 2010 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., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - CHANDA WILTZ AND ADRIAN WILTZ had of, in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT FIFTY-TWO (52), IN BLOCK FOUR (4), WINDFIELD LAKES, SECTION TWO (2) IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 2459/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Terms: Cash, Sale to held at or about 11 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE, Precinct 2 Fort Bend County , Texas By Gary Majors #73

LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg, TX 77471 for the following until THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. (CST). All bids will then be publicly opened and read in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Bids received after the specified time will be returned unopened. 1.BID 10-082 – AMBULANCE CAB AND CHASSIS; 2.BID 10-083 – RIGHT-OF-WAY FINISH CUT MOWING; 3.BID 10-084 – 15’ SHREDDERS Unit pricing is required; payment will be by check after products/services are rendered. Performance and Payment Bonds are not required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 18TH DAY of FEBRUARY 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #07-DCV-160953 in favor of the Plaintiff - THE PROMENADE AT STAFFORD RUN HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,565.81+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 26TH day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) - ANGELA MATT had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: PROPERTY IS SOLD WITH ALL ENCUMBRANCES AND LIENS AFFIXED THERETO. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT THIRTY(30), IN BLOCK FOUR (04) OF PROMENADE AT STAFFORD RUN SUBDIVISION, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT SLIDE NOS.1323A & 1323B IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $160,870.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306 NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 3RD DAY of MARCH 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-168009 in favor of the Plaintiff - WESTPARK LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,884.15+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 23RD day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) - WILLIAM TIMOTHY PARKER AND MELISSA ANN PARKER had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: PROPERTY IS SOLD WITH ALL ENCUMBRANCES AND LIENS AFFIXED THERETO. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT SIXTEEN (16), IN BLOCK TWO (02) WESTPARK LAKES, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT SLIDE NOS.858/A & 858/B IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $137,810.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306 NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 4TH day of MARCH 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #06-DCV-153971 in favor of the Plaintiff - KINGSBRIDGE PLACE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,135.37+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 1ST day of APRIL, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) - DAVID J. NSEWO had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: PROPERTY IS SOLD WITH ALL ENCUMBRANCES AND LIENS AFFIXED THERETO. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT TWENTY-SIX, (26), IN BLOCK SIX (6) 0F KINGSBRIDGE PARK, SECTION TWO(2) AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO.1388/B & 1389/A OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (“THE PROPERTY”) ALSO KNOWN AS 14419 PARKSGATE DRIVE, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS.

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, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg TX 77471 for the following until THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 AT 1:30 P.M. (CST). Q10-087 - ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR DESIGN OF FEEDER ROADS ON FM 1093 FROM SH 99 TO FM 359 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

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NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 5TH DAY of MARCH 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-166111 in favor of the Plaintiff -WESTPARK LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $1,584.15+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 23RD day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) -OBUGO OGAR had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: PROPERTY IS SOLD WITH ALL ENCUMBRANCES AND LIENS AFFIXED THERETO. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT NINE (9), IN BLOCK B-4 OF WESTPARK LAKES, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS. 858/A AND 858/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $132,880.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 1ST day of MARCH 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-172555 in favor of the Plaintiff - WATERSIDE ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC, Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,816.80 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 18TH day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) - JOSEPH S. BALENSIEFEN had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT TWENTY-THREE (23), BLOCK ONE (1) OF WATERSIDE VILLAGE, SECTION THREE (3), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NO.2509/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS 4926 LAKE GEORGETOWN COURT, RICHMOND, TEXAS 77407. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $187,460.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 4TH DAY of MARCH 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV166487 in favor of the Plaintiff -CANYON GATE AT CINCO RANCH HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,195.83+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) - BEATRIZ E. RAMIREZ had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: PROPERTY IS SOLD WITH ALL ENCUMBRANCES AND LIENS AFFIXED THERETO. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT TWENTY-FOUR (24), IN BLOCK FIVE (5) OF CANYON GATE CINCO RANCH, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS. 1727/B AND 1728/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (“THE PROPERTY”) ALSO KNOWN AS 19834 BIG CANYON DRIVE, KATY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77450 ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $150,580.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306 NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 5TH DAY of MARCH 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-167093 in favor of the Plaintiff -CHASEWOOD COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,040.00+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 23RD day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) - ROBERT THURMAN COWART had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: PROPERTY IS SOLD WITH ALL ENCUMBRANCES AND LIENS AFFIXED THERETO. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT NINE (9), IN BLOCK TEN (10) OF WILLOW PARK SUBDIVISION, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 21, PAGE 4 IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $146,490.00

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Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

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NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 4TH DAY of MARCH 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-171749 in favor of the Plaintiff -BRIGHTWATER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $9,697.50+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 19TH day of MARCH, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 4TH day of MAY, 2010 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 said Defendant(s) -DARIUS JUDE OLIVER had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: PROPERTY IS SOLD WITH ALL ENCUMBRANCES AND LIENS AFFIXED THERETO. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT TWO (2), IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF LAKESHORE AT BRIGHTWATER SUBDIVISION, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS. 1042/A AND 1042/B AND AMENDED BY 1085/A AND 1085/B. ALL OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $314,190.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306 CONSTABLE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 400TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on FEB 17, 2010 in cause numbered 08-DCV-164275 styled BRIGHTWATER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. ROGER WALLS JR. AND ALICIA WALLA, in which a judgment was rendered on NOV 9, 2009 in favor of BRIGHTWATER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, for the sum of TEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWO DOLLARS AND THIRTY NINE CENTS (10102.39)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 MAR 8 , 2010 and will on MAY 4 2010, 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 Rights, Title, and Interest of ROGER WALLS JR. AND ALICIA WALLS in the following described Real Property LOT THIRTEEN (13) IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF THE AMENDING PLAT OF LAKESHORE AT BRIGHTWATER, SECTION TWO (2) , A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO (2) 1085/A AND 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 BRIGHTWATER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: MAY 4, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: SGT. M KUTACH TROY NEHLS, CONSTABLE, Precinct 4 Fort Bend County , Texas


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Dr. Rajesh Bindal named medical director of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Spine Center Dr. Rajesh Bindal has been named medical director of the Methodist Sugar Land Spine Center, currently slated to open in May 2010. As medical director of The Methodist Sugar Land Spine Center, Dr. Bindal will lead a multi-disciplinary team of physicians and health care professionals trained in providing the full range of key spinal care services, including spine surgery, pain management, neurology and physical therapy. “The Spine Center gives us the opportunity to create a unique clinical environment that includes all necessary specialties and in-house imaging in one location,� says

as a team. Plus, patients will find The Spine Center convenient and comfortable.� Dr. Bindal is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery with Baylor College of Medicine. Throughout his career, he has pioneered development of new surgical techniques such as minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement. As a matter of fact, Dr. Bindal has performed several “first in Fort Bend� procedures at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. In 2008, Dr. Bindal performed the first-ever brain

Dr. Bindal Dr. Bindal. “Our ability to diagnose and treat patients will be greatly enhanced because we can work more effectively

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Administrators, directors and staff at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital recently gathered to celebrate a milestone in their quest to be the best. It turns out the hospital attained 100 percent in all 30 measures of clinical excellence set by the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. The Sugar Land hospital is the first in the Memorial Hermann system to attain perfection in these important measures of quality care. The measures, reported monthly by each hospital, include national quality standards considered to be the best practices to improve patient outcomes. “This milestone is evidence of our staff and medical staff’s ongoing vigilance to assure safe and quality patient care,” said Jim Brown, CEO, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. “We are extremely proud of our performance on these publiclyreportable quality metrics and believe that our community can place great confidence in our ability to provide high-quality care.” Ann Asnaashari, R.N., the hospital’s director of healthcare improvement, added, “It takes an extraordinary team effort each and every day to reach 100 percent on appropriate care and documentation requirements.” Twenty-five of the 30 measures focus on improving care related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. These clinical areas are designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is part of the U.S.

Department of Health & Human Services, and by the Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit, standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. L a s t y e a r, M e m o r i a l Hermann Sugar Land received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Achievement Award from the TMF® Health Quality Institute in recognition of its achievements in the 25 core measures. “At Memorial Hermann we go beyond the 25 core measures with four additional safety measures, plus one more that includes participation in the World Health Organization’s surgical safety checklist,” said Asnaashari. “All employees are evaluated on these 30 clinical excellence measures.” Asnaashari noted that Memorial Hermann is unique in tracking and publishing the four safety measures. “You don’t see this at every hospital,” she said. Monthly reports on the 30 measures of clinical excellence are shared among hospital leadership, physicians and staff to foster improvements. The monthly data is included in annual quality reports posted online at memorialhermann. org and hospitalcompare.gov.

While these February results for Memorial Hermann Sugar Land won’t be reflected in the annual reports for many months, they certainly go a long way towards the hospital’s quest to be the best. Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading-edge technology and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and 20,000 employees, serves southeast Texas and the greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 11 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including a Level I trauma center, a hospital for children and a rehabilitation hospital, as well as three heart & vascular institute locations and eight suburban hospitals. The system also operates the Life Flight® air ambulance service, cancer, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a wellness center, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. To learn more, visit www. memorialhermann.org or call 713-222-CARE.

      

 



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