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Stafford councilman Smith plans to resign By BARBARA FULENWIDER After six years on Stafford City Council, Jeff Smith plans to resign by the end of April “for personal reasons.” Those reasons, he said, are “to relocate to be closer to my mother. We bought a home on the same street she lives on. She enjoys where she lives so instead of her coming out here I need to come to her. It’s a far more personal move than it is a professional.” Smith said he wasn’t going to resign from council “until I sold my home in Stafford,” which is built just the way he wanted it and which he thought he would retire in. He said the house went on the market in mid-March and even though he expected it to take six months to a year to sell “within three weeks I had several offers and it sold.”

The councilman expects to be moved out by April 30 and that his last Stafford City Council meeting will be April 21. He said he’ll turn in his resignation letter between April 21 and May 1. “Being on city council is a large commitment because of all the committee meetings. There are some weeks that I don’t have a free Monday through Thursday – there’s something every night. I would do it again. I think it’s important that people give back to the communities they live in and take from.” Smith also said, “The really neat thing about Stafford is we’re (councilmen) all pretty conservative. We not only don’t have a property tax we’re all about being debt free. Our citizens are very conservative and hard working and

believe that if council is going to spend money, then spend it wisely. We don’t spend it unless we think there’s an absolute need. “Emotionally, I hate to leave. I’m sick about it but intellectually it’s the right thing to do,” said Smith. “We’ve been in Stafford for

Spring and fall migratory birds are coming back and the Summer Tanager is the only all red bird in North America. It lives in southern forests and further west along creeks and streams and that’s where you’ll likely see them in Fort Bend. You may have mistaken a Summer Tanager for a Cardinal, but the Tanagers do not come to feeders, but will occasionally come for fruit. What they eat are Wasps and Bees. They catch their prey in flight and beat them against a woody limb, remove the stinger and dine. They also like Mulberry fruit. Summer Tanagers winter in Central and Northern South America. Like all birds that fly long distances, they put on fat to “fuel the journey.” They breed in the southern U.S. in the summer and like “gaps” near creeks and woodlands for nests. The female is a striking color contrast. To see more pictures of Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, visit http://traction.typepad. com/birds/ Photograph copyright Margaret Sloan.

By SESHADRI KUMAR With less than five percent of the registered voters participating in the democratic process, Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey won his re-election in the April 13 runoff of the Republican Party primary by a margin of 515 votes. Healey with 6,685 votes or 52 percent of the votes polled, defeated challenger Nina Schaefer, who got 6,170 votes or 48 percent. Healey has no opponent in

The 2010 Heritage Award recently presented to Willie Ann McColloch is on display through the month of May at the Genealogy and Local History Department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library in Richmond. McColloch was co-recipient of the annual award with her colleague Virginia Scarborough. The Heritage Award is given by the Fort Bend County Historical Commission to a person or organization whose achievements in historical preservation best exemplify the commission’s goal of promoting historic and cultural sites in the county for the purpose of developing and sustaining heritage tourism and identifying archaeological sites and collections. The award features a statue of an eagle cast in bronze with gold accents. The sculpture was designed by French artist Jules Moigniez in the mid-1800s. The base of the award, which forms an outline of Fort Bend County, was designed and created by Bert Bleil, chairman of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission. McColloch and Scarborough, along with other library staff and volunteers, spent in-

ment was published in 2004, and another supplement is currently being assembled. The project has evolved into an online database of obituaries collected from local newspapers. Most of the obituaries were ones that appeared in the Fort Bend Herald, although some obituaries appeared in issues of the Houston Chronicle that were donated by volunteers. The database also includes public death records from the Fort Bend County courthouse. The database, which may be accessed from the Fort Bend County Libraries website, provides quick and easy Internet access for people who are searching for family history information in Fort Bend County from anywhere in the world. For more information, call 281-341-2677.

the November general election and is thus poised for another four-year term. Healey faced two challengers in the March primary and faced the wrath of a committed group of adversaries from the west side of the county. The ballot boxes from the west side clearly favored Schaefer, while Healey won with the support of the east side voters. In his speech on election night, Healey alluded to the “agenda” of the Rosenberg newspaper which aggressively campaigned to oust him and said he won in spite of what

the Fort Bend Herald wrote. Chris Elam, a political consultant, who worked in Healey’s campaign, said Healey in winning the runoff, achieved something that no other incumbent has done in modern, GOP-controlled political history in Fort Bend County. County Judge Mike Rozell was defeated in a runoff by Jim Adolphus in 1998. Constable Hal Werlein was defeated in a runoff by Troy Nehls in 2004. Commissioner Tom Stavinoha was defeated in a runoff by Greg Ordeneaux in 2008. “In fact, you have to go

The HCC Southwest Spring Juried Student Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 22 with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held in the Greenbriar Annex Gallery located at 13645 Murphy Road, Suite 250, in Stafford. The opening reception is free to the public and the exhibit may be viewed by appointment through noon, Thursday, May 5. HCC Southwest Art Faculty will be judging this year’s exhibit. The student works will be presented in the categories of painting, drawing, life drawing, 2D design, digital art, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture. There will be awards given during the evening along with Best of Show Award. “Our semi-annual student show gives both art students and the community the opportunity to see the wide variety of art pieces that are produced here at HCCSouthwest,” says Kristy Peet, art professor and gallery coordinator.

HCC Southwest jewelry instructor, Martha Ferguson, helps a student with her piece for the exhibition. For an appointment or Clara Thibeaux at 713-718more information, contact 6370.

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Healey ekes out victory in the runoff with poor voter turnout

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McColloch numerable hours over a period of many years gathering information on cemeteries and gravesites in Fort Bend County and documenting them in a multi-volume reference set entitled Registry of Cemeteries in Fort Bend County, Texas, which was published in 1997 and is housed in the Genealogy and Local History Department of George Memorial Library. A supple-

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20 years,” he said of himself and his wife, who are now empty nesters. “I built my bank branch (Houston Community Bank) here and my home here for 11 years. This came up and it’s the right thing to do. I will still work here at the Stafford branch, I’m just not spending the night here any more.” Smith’s first term on council was for one year because the city’s new home rule charter added a council person. In 2004, Smith was elected for a one-year term and in 2005, 2007 and 2009 was elected to two-year terms. To fill Smith’s term, which expires in 2011, council will have to call a special election for November. Mayor Leonard Scarcella

all the way back to the April 12, 1994 Republican Primary Runoff, to find a single instance of an incumbent winning re-election in these circumstances,” Elam said. That incumbent was none other than Healey, who defeated Frank Briscoe, to win re-election to the job that he had been appointed to fill the previous year.” (Briscoe withdrew from the runoff.) In the Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace, Place 2 race, incumbent Gary Geick lost to Mary Ward. She will face Democrat R. J. Blue in November.

Spring Juried Student Art Exhibition at HCC Southwest in Stafford

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By BARBARA FULENWIDER Four candidates are running for three seats on the Stafford Municipal School District (SMSD) board. The two incumbents are Greg Holsapple and ShaMekka Pratt-Simmons and the two hopefuls are Ed Castillo and Kim Gibson. Greg Holsapple is a native Houstonian who grew up in Westbury and graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor of science degree. He and his wife were shopping for a larger home in the late 1970s and found what they wanted in Stafford’s Vacarro Manor. Holsapple said, “With plenty of surrounding vacant land, it felt like being in the country but with a few more close neighbors. Also, the idea of a small city creating its own school district was appealing for when we decided to have children. In our minds a smaller school district was better because teachers could give students more individualized attention.” Holsapple, a systems administrator for Baylor College of Medicine, first ran to fill an SMSD trustee’s unexpired term in 1991 and won. He continued on the board until May 1998 when he lost an election. He said, “After sitting on the sidelines and watching for the next five years, it appeared that some things in the district were beginning to slip,” so he decided to run again in 2003 and in 2006 and won both elections. All total he has 14 years of experience as a school board trustee. As for what he’s most

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proud of over his years of public service as a trustee, Holsapple listed the continued improvement of students’ TAKS scores; winning the UIL regional academic championship for the past two years; reducing teacher turnover from a high of 42 percent to the current 12 percent; more students taking college SAT tests and achieving higher scores; im-

proved relationship between city and SMSD officials and hiring H.D. Chambers as superintendent. He said he is seeking reelection because he wants to “help keep SMSD moving forward. I have seen things that work and that do not work. With a combination of experience and forward thinking,” he said, “I will work with my

fellow board members and our superintendent to make SMSD all it was originally envisioned to be and more.” Incumbent SMSD Trustee ShaMekka Pratt-Simmons is running for her second term. She is a native of Bakersfield, CA., who came to Houston because of “the great things that See SMSD, Page 7

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Opinion The View From Sugar Land Falling into a VAT By RUSSELL C. JONES ObamaCare is a reality. The largest entitlement program in 40 years has been effectuated through arm-twisting, political maneuvering, and outright falsehoods over the objection of a majority of Americans. Oh sure, there are those calling for the repeal of the program. Undoubtedly ObamaCare and the circumstances of its passage will have the predicted effect of reducing the Democrats’ majority in both houses of Congress. Do not make the mistake of assuming that overturning the health care program will naturally follow. No one really knows who actually said it (the maxim being variously attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler, Alexis de Tocqueville and Benjamin Franklin), but it is probably true that a “democracy . . . . can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury.” The logic is hard to resist, and the Tax Policy Center, a Washington research organization, recently found that 47% of Americans pay no federal income taxes. With almost half of the population being net beneficiaries of government programs, it is probably best to recognize that a European type health care system is on its way. No entitlement program, once enacted, is likely to ever go away. Every European country that has a universal health care program also has a means of funding it. This country, too, will need a way of paying the bill. Forget the nonsense which the Democrats spew suggesting that ObamaCare will actually result in a net savings. The suggestion that the government takeover of a major portion of the economy will result in a reduc-

Jones tion in private sector waste is a non sequitur. Suggesting that a reduction in costs can be proven by comparing 10 years of tax revenue with six years of entitlement expenses is absurd beyond comprehension. With record federal debt outstanding, Moody’s Investor Services is already warning that its AAA rating on treasury securities may be in jeopardy and that hyperinflation is the inevitable result unless budget deficits are substantially reduced. Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, the so-called Deficit Reduction Commission, will not report until after the November elections, but it is likely that a tax increase will be recommended. Obama’s choice of former Republican Senator Alan Simpson as co-chairman was supposed to be a gesture of bipartisanship, but liberal commentators are praising the appointment because Simpson is known to have the “ability to deftly go against his political base.” But with only half of the population actually paying income taxes, “soaking the rich” further may be unworkable. What is left? The European solution is the value added tax, or the equivalent of a national sales

tax which is stealthily collected at every stage of production. At the retail level, the VAT is already included in the price, so that the end user may not even understand how much goes directly to the government. So much for Obama’s promise not to raise taxes on anyone having an income less than $250,000! While the administration has been officially trying to downplay the possibility of a VAT, last week Paul Volcker, chairman of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board said that a VAT is a “not a bad idea for raising revenue.” Obama advisor John Podesta was reported to have recommended “a tax on consumption, such as a Value-Added Tax system similar to . . . the European Union.” Even Nancy Pelosi has said that the VAT is “on the table.” Although conservatives have frequently proposed that the income tax should be replaced by a consumption tax, none of the Democrats advocating the VAT have suggested that it would substitute for the income tax. It would simply be an add-on to all other existing taxes. The good news is that the Senate approved a nonbinding resolution last week by an 85 to 13 vote declaring the VAT to be a “massive tax increase that will cripple families on fixed income.” That was the easy vote. We will see if they vote the same way when Obama, Reid and Pelosi tell them that cutting expenditures is no way to run a government. (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.)

Treating painful knee problems By THOMAS J.PARR, M.D.

Knees take a lot of use and abuse during our lifetimes, and yet, until they start hurting enough to alter our daily habits, we tend to take our knees pretty much for granted. Osteoarthritis (including cartilage damage), meniscus tears, and ligament injuries are your primary knee concerns. All three can usually be handled initially with conservative care. It is only a rare exception, and always involving extreme trauma, where these diagnoses should require immediate or urgent surgery. Exercises to strengthen the muscles around your knee are fundamental to conservative treatment. By keeping the quadriceps and hamstring muscles strong, they will be able to protect your knee by absorbing the shock forces impacting the knee joint. If you are a compliant patient, you can do the exercises several times a day, both at home and at work, as fits your schedule. Occasionally a formal course of physical therapy is necessary. Once your therapy has helped relieve your symptoms, however, you need to continue to exercise to keep your knees healthy. The straight leg exercise is extremely effective. And you can do it almost anywhere. Sit in a chair, bring your lower leg out straight, tighten your quadriceps muscles for five seconds, and then slowly lower your lower leg. Repeat for the other leg. Even if only one knee is hurting, you need to have the quadriceps muscles balanced. Do these in groups of 10-20 at a time, several times a day. You can strengthen your hamstring just by standing on one leg and bending the lower leg back at a 90 degree angle. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat for the other leg. Again, do these in groups of 1020 several times a day. You may add ankle weights to make both your quadriceps and hamstring

Thomas Parr exercises more effective. If an honest attempt at conservative care fails, then it is time to become more aggressive. Meniscus tears and most ligament injuries can be repaired with arthroscopic surgery. Very serious ligament injuries may require more extensive surgery, possibly even a ligament transplant. For osteoarthritis, the next step is to try injecting the knee joint with an artificial joint fluid. This is a relatively new treatment, which has proven to be very beneficial for many patients. The pain relief can last from about six months to about a year and a half. As long as it is providing pain relief, it can be repeated. Your last option is knee replacement surgery. Deciding which type of knee replacement procedure you should have is a very personal consideration. It will depend upon exactly where and how localized or wide spread the osteoarthritis is in your knee. X-rays, and perhaps an MRI, are needed to be able to know the extent and location of the damage. When the entire knee is involved, your only option is a total knee replacement. There are many brands on the market today, and which is best for you is often just a matter of your orthopedic surgeon’s personal preference. You should go with the one he or she is most comfortable using. If only one side of the knee

is involved or if only one side and the patella (knee cap) are involved, you probably do not need a total knee replacement. My preference for a partial knee replacement is MAKOplasty. It is a very precise, robotically assisted procedure, and is personally designed for each patient’s osteoarthritis condition based upon CT imaging done just a few days before surgery. The recovery time is minimal. Patients can return home in only one to three days, and a large percentage do not require additional physical therapy to recover. An additional and important advantage of MAKOplasty is that if the osteoarthritis begins to affect the rest of the knee, your total knee replacement surgery will still be able to be done as a “first time” replacement knee. Because most other types of partial knee replacements are so much more involved and require much more aggressive bone cuts, having to move to a total knee at some point in the future really is the same as having to have a total knee revision, a much more complicated procedure. To illustrate why I like the MAKO technique so much, I have one MAKOplasty patient who had a total knee replacement on his right knee several years before. He was a MAKO candidate for his left knee. We did the surgery on Tuesday. Because it was his left knee, he was able to drive himself home on Thursday. As luck would have it, Hurricane Ike came for a visit on Friday night. Saturday morning, he was out cleaning up the mess Ike had made in the yard when a neighbor came over and asked when he was going to get his knee fixed. The answer: 4 days ago! Dr. Thomas Parr, an orthopedic surgeon in Sugar Land, can be reached at 281-4917111.

MUSINGS: Money’s worth By JANICE SCANLAN It’s always nice to feel like you got your money’s worth and more . . . and homeowners pay plenty of fees between property taxes and homeowner association fees along with sales tax and other kinds of taxes like toll fees. There’s been much talk about Texas Parkway and Cartwright corridors. Two HOAs’ recent upgrades to their entrances along these corridors are commendable. Quail Green’s two entrances on Texas Parkway literally pop with magenta and orange flowers coupled with a beautiful landscape design. The Quail Valley Fund HOA just completed upgrading eight esplanades on Cartwright as well as one on Covey Trail off Murphy Road. It follows the trend of lower maintenance and using more color from annuals. Along with tree planting by Missouri City as well as upgrades to commercial businesses, it’s this kind of attention and civic involvement that leads to progress in our city. Other esplanades along the corridor also sport nice landscaping. I’m just mentioning newer additions. Fort Bend County Annex on Texas Parkway and the Michael W. Rose CPA firm have

Scanlan also added new buildings that are attractive and have very nice landscaping. Mr. Rose was very careful of existing trees to retain the neighborhood look and feel. One of the best investments we have is the County Library System—and the new Sienna Branch that will be dedicated at 10 on the 24th is a joint venture with Houston Community College. Besides the college library “first,” a new radio frequency book return will automate book check-in with both the night return and inside return. In the city service department, just this week, I got a call about an injured bird, but not just any bird. A Turkey Vulture. This isn’t a sparrow or pigeon you put in a box

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to take to a bird rescue area as the voluntary groups seem to require. It’s a large Raptor with tearing beak and talons. Specialized expertise is involved . . . and I’m happy to report that Liz Morton could not have been more pleased with the service she got from Jennifer Jennings at Missouri City Animal Control. Jennifer was equipped with all the right stuff to handle this large bird safely. Our block was especially pleased with the Missouri City clean up for hazardous materials such as pesticides and paint as well as computers and the like. The Scanlans had a pickup full and we were served in a matter of minutes. We heard kudos from other neighbors as well. Saturday the 24th is a busy day. There’s a Spring Clean Up at Buffalo Run Park. The “Trash Regatta” welcomes all ages and there is no pre-registration. If you have a canoe or kayak, bring them to help clean the shore line. Event is from 9 to noon. Missouri City is also investing your tax dollars in park property at Quail Valley. Six of the gardens in Saturday’s Backyard Garden Tour will give you a slice of the open space on the golf courses, old Executive 9 and Par 3 as well as a nature preserve. For a $10 donation you’ll see beauty and practical ways garden owners enrich their lives. Or go free to the Garden item sale. Just follow the signs between 10 and 3 Saturday the 24th or access http://traction.typepad.com/ QVTour/ for a printable map. Write to janicescanlan@ earthlink.net of your event.

Dear Voters of Fort Bend County, I want to thank you for your continued support of the work that I do for you as your District Attorney, by re-electing me in the Republican Party Primary. I will continue to maintain an open door to encourage communication between all Fort Bend county residents and their DistrictAttorney’s Atorney’sOffi office. District ce. Theo and I are grateful to the many people who volunteered their time and sacrificed their family time in order to aid in my re-election. My office and I will work hard to keep Fort Bend County safe, and the best county in which to live in the State of Texas! Sincerely, John Healey Fort Bend County District Attorney Pol. Adv. Paid for by John Healey D.A. Campaign Theodora Healey, Treas. - PO Box 1412, Sugar Land, TX 77487


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Victims of HOAs speak out To the Editor: This is in reference to the column by Russell Jones published last week. It is unfortunate that Russell Jones did not stay at the Senate committee hearing and listen to the victims of Home Owner Association abuse who testified after he spoke his mind and left. He would also have heard one of his constituents testify about his own law firm’s actions against the homeowners of Meadowcreek and their new board, as well as other local HOAs. Studies have shown that HOAs absolutely do not maintain or add to home values. Instead, studies show just the opposite. A great many people who have experienced a typical HOA, will never buy into another one. Certainly this growing awareness and decreasing demand to be owned and abused by an HOA will continue to adversely affect ongoing property values well into the future. At the Senate hearing one victim spoke of fines received because of insulating tape on a water pipe - a freezing protection which most homes

had - including the board’s. More intimidating threats and harassment escalated to expensive lawsuits and eventually the homeowners were compelled to move to another neighborhood. The foreclosure “process” of fining and multiple fees, not the foreclosure itself, is the most lucrative part of “foreclosure”. Many homeowners reported similar experiences, but in truth, many more people suffer in silence, because the laws have been written by the HOA lawyers to benefit the HOA lawyers to maintain this “gravy train” - www.texashoareform.org/Documents/ TheHOAGravyTrain.pdf. Clearly, people are never given this information at their closing and almost all remain in the dark until they are selectively targeted. The homeowner has no ability to object, and can only continue to pay ever-increasing dues. The reason that homeowners have no say is because HOAs are not required to have open records, open meetings or fair elections. Dues are cleverly reapportioned so that disputed fines can lead to unpaid dues

and then the “process” of foreclosure. www.texashoareform.org/Bill_of_Rights.html Homeowners and non profit organizations are finally catching on to the HOA scam and this is why we are seeing more Senate Hearings with participating organizations such as The League of Women Voters, Texans for HOA Reform, LULAC, HOBB, Public Citizen, the ACLU, and many others. We must demand laws that give homeowners: 1. Open records and meetings, 2. Fair elections (not manipulated by proxies and marginalization tools), 3. End the extortion foreclosure racket. (After all, if a doctor saves your life and he does not get paid, he cannot legally foreclose on your home for payment. Why then should an HOA implement the foreclosure racket for an alleged garbage can left at the street?) 4. End reapportionment of assessments that keep homeowners “owing the company store.” Nancy Hentschel Sugar Land

There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s Matthew Vaughn who directed and co-wrote “Kick Ass.” This movie is immensely imaginative and creatively entertaining in spite of its rating of R. I would give it an X rating for sex, violence, and the use of the F bomb 100+ times. But I enjoyed it so I guess that makes me a tramp! Monique H. and I saw this on a Friday night at AMC 24 First Colony; the crowd of 150 consisted primarily of teenagers and young adults and they loved it. This film has the bizarre humor of a Quentin Tarantino classic and reminded me of “From Dusk Till Dawn” which was cowritten by Tarantino. “Kick Ass” is the name of the make-believe superhero created by a nondescript teenage boy named Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) who admits that his only power is being “invisible to girls.” Dave orders a suit and mask on the internet with the plan to take it to the streets of NYC and act like a superhero. He asks the question: “why hasn’t anyone ever tried this before?” His friend explains to him that no one has ever tried being a superhero because it is stupid

Free Lap-Band Seminar — Helping severely McRae joins Memorial Hermann obese patients lose weight Losing weight through diet procedure is reversible,” says Sugar Land and exercise is easy for some Guillermo Ponce de Leon,

McRae Demarius McRae, M.H.A., R.C.I.S., has joined Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital as director of cardiology. He previously served as manager of invasive cardiology at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y., which cares for over 2,000 cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology patients each year. McRae is currently planning for the May opening of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land’s cardiac catheterization lab. When open, he will oversee operations and plan advances in cardiac and peripheral procedures. McRae has worked in cardiology since 2001 in many roles including cardiac imaging director for Marquette General Health System in Marquette, MI and cardiology manager at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, DE. He says he joined Memorial Hermann because of its commitment to the community. “This commitment is demonstrated by strong clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction scores and the expansion of cardiac services.” The Sugar Land resident holds a master’s degree in Health Systems Management from George Mason University and is a Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist.

Smith From Page 1 said Smith’s resigning from council “in no way affects the May 8 election when three council seats are being sought by four candidates. “When that is done then we’ll start looking into how to hold this special election. We don’t have an early voting precinct in Stafford so it’s going to be a very challenging situation to set this up right. Also, when a candidate has

people. But for the 9 million Americans classified as morbidly obese, eating right and working out may not be enough. There is help. Safer than gastric bypass, Lap-Band® surgery, a laparoscopic weight loss procedure, may be an effective option for some adults diagnosed as clinically obese. The Lap-Band procedure is appropriate for people with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. Most insurance plans will cover the procedure for patients who have a BMI of: •35 with medical conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or sleep apnea. •40 or greater. The average body mass in-

Ponce de Leon dex for men and women is between 25 and 30. “The key things about this procedure are that the LapBand is adjustable and the

Rejuvenate your skin at girls’ night out Ladies, if you’re looking to learn the latest secrets for great skin, then plan to attend the always popular Girls’ Night Out at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital on Tuesday, April 27. David Stapenhorst. M.D., Victor Atun, M.D. and Paul Friedman, M.D. will share ways to reduce the effects of aging with innovative treatments for dermatitis, rosacea, facial hair, leg veins, age spots, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and more. The event begins with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

to run for a November election it’s far more costly to run a strong race and be able to communicate with voters.” The mayor also pointed out that the race “will probably be tagged on to the bottom of the ballot or we’ll get a separate ballot.” The voting drop off for such can be anywhere from 25 to 50 percent, he said. He also said, “It will be challenging and unique for Stafford because we’ve never had this before. We’ve only had three people quit council in the city’s history. We appointed two members to council and both have been excellent. They were unanimously voted on by council and had tremendous support in the community.”

M.D., a general surgeon on staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “Because the size of the stomach is smaller after surgery, patients feel full longer. They basically eat very small meals that keep them full.” Dr. Ponce de Leon, along with general surgeons Kulvinder Bajwa, M.D., and Sheilendra Mehta, M.D., are board certified by the American Board of Surgery and are specifically trained to perform the FDA-approved Lap-Band surgery as a safe, long-term solution for weight loss. Come and meet Drs. Ponce de Leon, Bajwa or Mehta on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, located in Conference Room A&D in the Main Pavilion. The doctors will present the latest information on LapBand surgery and answer your questions. Seating is limited. Call 281-274-7500 to reserve your seat. Seminar Dates: April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15 and October 20.

and would probably result in death. Dave is not deterred even though his a** is kicked often resulting in hospitalization and replacement of bones and such. These “defeats” only spurs on our hapless yet charming hero. The story becomes so convoluted that his love interest thinks he’s gay. And Nicholas Cage plays “Big Daddy” who comes very close to being a real superhero and has a gun room that would make Burt “Tremors” Gummer jealous. Big Daddy’s little girl, Mindy (Chloe Grace Moretz), almost steals the show and will be partially remembered for her potty mouth. But this kid can act; she played the little sister in “(500) Days of Summer” and a long list of other movies and she’s only 13. Keep your eye on Ms. Chloe; she and Cage were magnificent in this Action/Comedy/ Drama. Who are the big winners? Everyone that has anything to do with this film; it will be a career-changing event for all who participated. You will hear much deserved criticism about the trashy content, but it is a hoot! Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 93. Larry H.

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

Editor’s note: see www.larryhmoviereviews.com or click on “Features” on our web page at www.fbindependent.com to see archived reviews of Larry H. 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 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

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As for Jeff Smith’s tenure on council, Scarcella said, “Jeff has been a very fine council member and served on several very important committees including audit and computer. He also had a specific designation to work out something on the StaMo Park. “He is also on the Stafford Centre Committee going all the way back to when he was serving on the Stafford Economic Development Council” prior to being elected to city council. “He’s brought a great deal to the city, made excellent recommendations and been a fine council member. We will certainly miss him. He’s brought an awful lot to the table and that’s never easy to replace,” Scarcella said.

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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

Legal Notices THE STATE OF TEXAS CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO: THE UNKNOWN OWNER OF $26,100.00 US CURRENCY SEIZED FROM A FEDEX FACILITY ON MARCH 4, 2009 IN FORT BEND COUNTY ADDRESS UNKNOWN NOTICE: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation, same being May 31, 2010 a default judgment may be taken against you. Said answer may be filed by mailing same to: District Clerk’s Office, 301 Jackson, Richmond, Texas 77469, or by bringing it to the office. Our street address is 401 Jackson Street. We are located on the first floor of the courthouse building. The case is presently pending before the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County sitting in Richmond, Texas, and was filed on March 27, 2009. It bears cause number 09-DCV-170663 and is styled: State of Texas VS. $26,100.00 U.S. Currency The name and address of the attorney for PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is: CELENA VINSON ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILLIAM B TRAVIS ANNEX 309 S 4TH STREET RICHMOND TX 77469 281-341-4496 The nature of the demands of said PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is as follows to-wit: $26,100.00 U.S. CURRENCY IS CONTRABAND AS DEFINED IN THE TEXAS CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, ARTICLE 59.01 (2) AND THAT THE COURT ALLOW FORFEITURE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY TO THE STATE OF TEXAS BY AND THROUGH THE OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AS AGENT FOR THE STATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS LOCAL AGREEMENTS, SUBJECT ONLY TO ANY INTEREST OF THE BONA FIDE HOLDER OF THE PERFECTED LIEN OR PERFECTED SECURITY INTEREST ON SAID CONTRABAND AND THAT THE PROPERTY BE DISPOSED OF PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 59.06 OF THE TEXAS CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND THAT ALL COSTS BY TAXED AGAINST CLAIMANT IN THIS CAUSE AND FOR SUCH OTHER RELIEF AT LAW AND IN EQUITY AS THE PLAINTIFF SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE. If this Citation is not served, it shall be returned unserved. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, at Richmond, Texas on this the 14th day of April, 2010. DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy District Clerk DIANE C. WOODS Telephone: 281.341.3787

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 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, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg, TX 77471 for the following until THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. (CST). All proposals will then be opened in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg, TX 77471 and the names of the proposers made public. Proposals received after the specified time will be returned unopened. 1.RFP 10-085 – SECURITY SERVICES FOR VARIOUS COUNTY FACILITIES; 2.RFP 10-086 – ETHERNET SERVICE FOR TWO (2) COUNTY FACILITIES. 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 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

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

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

ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $88,720.00

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.

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

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

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, MAY 6, 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. BID 10-088 – RUBBER TIRED TRACTORS 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 CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS TO: LUIS STILLMEN 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 PATRICIA SALVO-BOYTIM AND JOHN IRWIN BOYTIM, Petitioners, was filed in the 387TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas on the March 19, 2010 against LUIS STILLMEN, Respondent(s), numbered 10-DCV-179463, and entitled In the Interest of Brian Anthony StillmenOlevitch, a Child. The suit request ORIGINAL PETITION IN SUIT AFFECTING THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. The date of birth of the child(ren) who is/ are the subject of the suit: February 17, 2001. The Court has authority in this suit to render an order in the child(ren)’s interest which will be binding on you, includinq the termination of the parent-child 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 13th day of April, 2010. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT: SEAN R JOSEPHSON THE ADAMS LAW FIRM LLP 23501 CINCO RANCH BLVD SUITE H205 KATY TX 77494 281-391-9237 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOT Deputy District Clerk Rosalinda Salinas Telephone: 281-633-7649

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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Riverstone reports best-ever first-quarter sales While the national housing market struggled early in the year, Riverstone was enjoying its strongest first quarter ever. “We have had great sales in Riverstone so far this year,� said Tom Wilcox, general manager of Riverstone, a 3,700-acre project of The Johnson Development Corp. “We posted our highest January sales and our strongest first-quarter sales since development began.� Helping Riverstone achieve that goal is its Fort Bend County location. The fastest-growing county in Greater Houston, Fort Bend was recently named the “Best Place to Get Ahead� by Forbes Magazine. Home values are strong, as well, with Fort Bend the only county in the area to post a noticeable increase in median home value, according to a Crawford Realty Advisors study commissioned recently by the Houston Chronicle. Wilcox said Riverstone buyers have been enticed by the federal tax credit, low interest rates and special promotions such as Riverstone’s recent Spring Open

Homes Extravaganza. “I’ve been somewhat surprised at the strength of our sales this year, in light of national housing news, but then again, this is Fort Bend County, Sugar Land and Riverstone,� said Sheila Panjwani, sales representative with Perry Homes. “Low interest rates and the federal tax credit have been driving business all year, and the recent open homes event was an added incentive. We sold several homes during the tour.� More than 20 completed and under-construction homes were open weekends during March, including a Perry home purchased by Kari and Jesus Romo. “We simply fell in love with the house and the neighborhood,� said Kari, who noted the couple decided to buy fairly quickly. “We had been renting since we moved to Houston and with our two-year-old so active right now, our apartment just wasn’t working for us anymore.� A priority was to find a home within a reasonable commute of Jesus’ work in the Galleria area. They searched for two weeks

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before deciding on the new Perry home in Riverstone. Still, Kari said, they probably would not have bought at this moment in time if not for the low interest rates and federal tax credit. “While sales have certainly been fueled by the federal tax credit, we anticipate the momentum will continue throughout the year,� Wilcox said. “

Sienna’s top realtors : Location buyers’ favorite

John Varghese of Alpha Realty, with Sienna marketing director Jaime Virkus, ranked as the community’s third-highest-selling Realtor for 2009. Location, location, location — that is what helped several Fort Bend area Realtors sell millions of dollars’ worth of homes in Sienna Plantation last year. And because of their sales, Team Riddle with Re/Max Fine Properties, JoJo Tharayil with Excel Realty and John Varghese with Alpha Realty are again ranked as Sienna’s three topselling Realtors, respectively. “I really like selling in Sienna because of its location near the Fort Bend Parkway and also because of its land plan,� Tharayil said. “Amenities are located throughout the community, not just in one spot, and there is a nice mix of retail and services located in and near the community.� Tharayil also was a 2008

SMSD From Page 3 were happening in the Lone Star state� and wanted to be part of them. She moved to Stafford in 2004 and enrolled her son in SMSD because she likes “the way the schools are structured and I wanted a solid education foundation for my son.� Last year the board appointed Pratt-Simmons to fill the unexpired term of a former trustee who resigned. PrattSimmons is now running her first election campaign for a second term. During her first term she said she’s most proud of the fact that SMSD trustees and Stafford council members began working together “to make sound decisions for all the children of Stafford.� Along with her son, PrattSimmons has a niece and nephew in SMSD schools. Ed Castillo is running for the first time for a SMSD trustee position but he’s no stranger to the district. He’s the father of three children who all graduated from SMSD and two of his four grandchildren currently attend SMSD. During all those years Castillo has proven he believes in education by working as a volunteer for SMSD, getting a master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix this fall and prior to that a bachelor of science degree from the University of Houston.

JoJo Tharayil of Excel Realty, pictured with Sienna marketing director Susie Goff, is the community’s second-highest-selling Realtor for 2009.

top producer. Tharayil has been in real estate since 2003 and works primarily in Missouri City, Sugar Land, Stafford and Katy. A Realtor since 2004, Varghese concentrates primarily in Fort Bend. He also is a top-selling Realtor in Riverstone, which, like Sienna, is a project of the Johnson Development Corp. “Sienna is simply a great community,� said Varghese, who was also a top producer in Sienna for 2008 sales. “The location, variety of pricing and abundant amenities are a perfect fit with my clients’ requests.� Sienna Plantation is one of the nation’s top-selling communities, according to RCLCO, a leading independent real estate advisory firm.

Located just minutes from the Fort Bend Parkway in Fort Bend County, Sienna offers homes from the $160,000s to the millions. The community offers extensive acreage dedicated to park lands, recreation areas, lakes, greenbelts and nature reserves. Sienna Plantation Golf Course, the 12-acre Club Sienna recreation complex, Brushy Lakes Fitness Center and the 160-acre Camp Sienna sports park are just some of the community’s amenities. The community’s third water park, The Resort at Sienna Springs, opens this May. For more information on Sienna Plantation, visit www.siennaplantation.com.

Castillo is currently the director and treasurer of the SMSD Education Foundation, a lifetime member of the Stafford Athletic Booster Club and a supporter of the SMSD Spartan Grillers Team. He served as vice president of the SMSD Junior ROTC from 2006-07; the 2007 SMSD Project Graduation; was treasurer of the Stafford-Parents & Community, and from 2006 to present has served as a commentator at the SMSD Varsity Soccer home games. Castillo not only serves the school district but also his city as a member of the Stafford Planning & Zoning Commission. The candidate said, if elected, he will work to compel SMSD administrators to strive for exemplary academic status; monetarily compensate high performance teachers; quickly respond to parents’ concerns regarding SMSD issues; support adjustments to the state accountability system that rewards districts such as SMSD for year-to-year improvements; support SMSD efforts to reduce or eliminate parts of the required Chapter 41 payments to the state, and focus on reaching students at risk of dropping out rather than graduating. He said he is running for a trustee seat because he is “committed and dedicated to the mission of achieving academic excellence for Stafford Municipal School District.� Kimbretta (Kim) Gibson,

38, is also running for a trustee seat for the first time. She works as an administrative assistant for a church, is a native of Louisiana but grew up in Missouri City and has lived in Stafford for the past 13 years. The mother of a Stafford Middle School student said she decided to run for a trustee seat because she’d “like to be active within the district and community in empowering students for future success.� Gibson said she believes SMSD is headed in the right direction and wants to see it achieve exemplary status. She also wants “to see SMSD continue to improve its ability to provide quality education by offering more specialized programs, such as the dual language and technology, and reduce the turnover rate of students and teachers as well.� The issues Gibson said she’s focusing on during her campaign for election are quality education, reducing the dropout rate, building relationships with the colleges that are in Stafford and the area and building unity among the city, community and school board. Gibson, who has a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems, is a school volunteer, has served as a board member and a division three director of the Stafford Youth Basketball Association and is a member of the Stafford Middle School Choir Booster Club.

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Perry Homes sales representative Sheila Panjwani, left, poses with buyers Jesus and Kari Romo, along with two-year-old Gabriel, in front of their new Riverstone home. For more information, visit www. riverstone.com.

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