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FORT BEND FAIR. BALANCED. INFORMATIVE. WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010

Registration for Fort Bend County Fair Queen contest opens

2009 Fort Bend County Fair Queen Court. Pictured are winners, from left to right – Aimee Casias, 1st Runner-Up; Jacqueline Romero, 2nd Runner-Up; Ashley Bartee – Fair Queen; Michelle Inman, 3rd Runner-Up; Kaitlin Hoffman, 4th Runner-Up The search for the 2010 on ticket sales, interview and Fair with ticket sales in excess Fort Bend County Fair Queen style show performance. Win- of $50,000. Collectively, last is now underway. Contes- ners receive scholarships and year’s contestants sold over tants interested in participat- prizes for their efforts, as well $139,000 in Fair Admission ing in this year’s competition as the opportunity to serve as Tickets. will have until August 1, 2010 a community ambassador for The 2010 Fort Bend Counto register. the Fort Bend County Fair for ty Fair Queen will be crowned The Fort Bend County Fair the coming year. on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. Queen Contest is for females In 2009, eleven lovely laFor Queen Contest Rules between the ages of 15 and dies competed for the title or Registration Form, please 19 years who are residents of of Fort Bend County Fair contact the Fair Office at 281Fort Bend County. The com- Queen. Ashley Bartee of Fos- 342-6171 or visit www.fbcfa. petition runs August 1 – Sep- ter High School was crowned org. tember 24, 2010 and is based the 2009 Fort Bend County

Crystal Gayle takes the stage for WCJC

Country music legend Crystal Gayle is sure to fill her audience to the top as she headlines for The Wharton County Junior College Foundation gala on Friday, Aug. 6 at Safari Texas Ballroom in Richmond. Proceeds from the evening support student scholarships, faculty development, and academic programs at Wharton County Junior College, including its four campuses in Wharton, Richmond, Sugar Land, and Bay City. The star-studded evening begins at 6 p.m. and includes a reception, live and silent auctions, dinner and Gayle’s performance. Underwriting the gala for

Gayle the third consecutive year is The Rosenberg-Richmond Auto Mile, represented by Finnegan Auto Group, Fort Bend Toyota, Legacy Ford Lincoln Mercury, and Gill-

man Honda Nissan. Richmond attorney David Showalter, president of The Wharton County Junior College Foundation Board of Directors, praised WCJC as an important community asset. “It’s hard to underestimate the contribution of an educated workforce to the economy. The college offers associate degrees and technical training that prepare students to work in healthcare, manufacturing, information technology and many other fields.” Tickets to the gala are $85 each and may be purchased through July 30 by calling 979-532-6322 or 1-800-561WCJC (9252), ext. 6322. or visit www.wcjc.edu.

By SESHADRI KUMAR Local politics played its part in the denial of a $20,000 Emergency Shelter Grant to Parks Youth Ranch, Inc., a shelter for homeless youth in Fort Bend County. In a rare 3-2 split vote, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court last week amended a proposal presented by the Community Development Director Marylinn Kindell. Pct. 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison opposed the allocation of $20,000 to the Parks Youth Ranch in Fairchilds. The organization and very

little community support and in deference to the wishes of his constituents Morrison sought to deny the grant. “There is very little support for the project from the Fairchilds community,” he said. Commissioner Grady Prestage, a fellow Democrat, did not want to enter into a “local fight” and decided to support Morrison. County Judge Bob Hebert and Commissioner James Patterson did not want to change the recommendation and felt that the Youth Ranch should get the grant.

Commissioner Andy Meyers, a Republican, wanted to know where the funds will be diverted before casting his vote, though he was inclined to support Morrison, who had to deal with his community. Later, Kindell recommended that the money be granted to the Fort Bend Women’s Center, though the center had not asked for it. Meyers felt that money would go toward the protection of children, an equally worthy cause, and voted for the diversion of the grant. Hebert said “Let the records

County axes grant to homeless youth shelter

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Missouri City ranks high on ‘best places to live’ list By BARBARA FULENWIDER In two years Missouri City went from 56th to 21st best place to live in the U.S., according to CNN/Money Magazine. The magazine polled families on what factors are most important when choosing a place to live and they said safety, affordable real estate, good schools and good jobs, according to a Money Magazine assistant managing editor. Missouri City statistics shows it exceeds the “best places averages” for median family annual income, family annual purchasing power, job growth, students attending public/private schools, median home price, test scores in reading, movie theaters, restaurants and bars within 15 miles, median age, percent of married residents and racial diversity. Other statistics, which moved Missouri City from 56 to 21 place include having a lower property crime rate than “best places averages,” and a lower divorce rate along with a higher annual rainfall, higher average temperatures in July and not as cold temperatures in January. Mayor Allen Owen said, “Those of us living here know what a special place we have. We have been responsibly managing our growth, with lots of input from our citizens, and we are very honored by this national recognition.” He said the Missouri City residents’ interest in their city

is responsible for “keeping our city an attractive and safe place to raise their families. We have excellent credit ratings, which allow us to continue to build our infrastructure and attract businesses such as the recent addition of Global Geophysical, Lufkin Automation and Ben E. Keith.” “I am extremely pleased that we were recognized as one of only four cities in Texas. We’re proud of our diversity, excellent and affordable housing and great community pride,” Owen said. The Money team of editors polled families for months and researched data on economic and quality of life indicators. Missouri City’s low crime rate was a big contributing factor to its getting such high marks for quality of life. The city’s property crime rate of 16 per 1,000 residents was lower than the best places average of 24. The magazine’s team of editors started with an initial list of 800 places with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. They narrowed the list after researching the U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, ACCRA Cost of Living Index, county and municipal tax assessor offices and FBI incident reports. The team members then called residents and visited cities across the county to interview residents, community leaders and local officials before compiling their final rankings. Missouri City was ranked 21. The other Texas towns

on the list were McKinney in fifth place, Allen, 16, and Rowlett, 24. The other three winners are in the DallasFort Worth area. The last time Money Magazine compiled a list of the 100 best places to live in America for towns with 50,000 to 300,000 residents was 2008.

County earns kudos

Fort Bend County ranks fifth on a national list of counties who experienced the most job growth over the past nine years, according to CNN/ Money Magazine. The county experienced 55 percent job growth from 2000-2009. Like Houston, Fort Bend County has experienced rapid population growth, meaning more kids requiring more schools. The county’s public school districts combined account for over 14,000 jobs. The county also benefits from Houston’s oil industry. Engineering and energy firms like Fluor Corporation and Schlumberger Technology support the refineries. Fort Bend is also the home of micro-electronics giant Texas Instruments. Healthcare is another upand-coming sector. MONEY Magazine and CNN/Money ranked Sugar Land the third best place to live in America in 2006. Sugar Land does not figure even among the top 100 places to live in America this year.

Once Upon a Mattress at HBU’s Dunham Theatre! Award-winning Fort Bend Theatre presents the enchanting family musical Once Upon a Mattress at Houston Baptist University’s state-of-the-art Dunham Theater, 7502 Fondren Road, July 24 at 3 and 8 p.m. and July 25 at 3 p.m. The Princess and the Pea was called “Sheer Delight” by the New York Times. A wonderful combination of whimsical music, romance and chivalry, this jovial spin on the renaissance classic of royal courtship is sure to be a hit for the entire family! HBU’s Dunham Theater has 1200-seats with orchestra, parterre, mezzanine boxes, balcony and balcony box area seating. Fort Bend Theatre offers a full professional orchestra, breathtaking sets, colorful costumes, free parking, and a dynamic, professionally trained cast. Tickets for this fanciful show are available at www. fortbendtheatre.com, and are priced way below value, ranging from $17 - $42, with group discounts for 10 or more. For more information, call at 281208-3333.

“Her real princess test will be sensitivity!” says Queen Agravain (Rosemary Ruths) to the Wizard (Steven Olivier) in Fort Bend Theatre’s Once Upon a Mattress to be performed July 24th at 3 and 8 p.m. and July 25th at 3 p.m. at Houston Baptist University.

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Superstar 2010 contest continues

The second group of contestants performed live on the steps of City Hall in the second round of Sugar Land Superstar 2010, Saturday, July 10, at the Sugar Land Town Square. The performers were scored by a panel of local, celebrity judges. The panel of celebrity judges included TJ Callahan of 100.3 KILT, General Sales Manager of David Taylor Cadillac, Craig DeSerf and Yolanda Green host of Going Green with Yolanda Green on Channel 39. These five second round finalists are, Keith Eason, (back row, left), Cameron Wilson, Chase Nease, Hayley Beiermeister, (front row, left) and Jenelle Williamson. Along with the Round I finalists, they will go on to compete in the competition’s finale on Aug. 14. Superstar is sponsored by David Taylor Cadillac. For more information visit SugarLandTownSquare.com.

The First Colony Gold Swim Team has been having a great summer swimming in the 2010 Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League. First Colony Gold competes against teams from Ashton Village, Greatwood and Quail Valley. Showing off her ribbon for placing second in her heat in the Girls 6 & Under freestyle against Ashton Village is Ange-

lina Link, left. Above, Winners of the Girls 11-12 Medley Relay against Greatwood are (left to right): Jordan Sekula, Kristen Kiang, Madison Gabino and Jimena Camarena. Winners in the Boys 6 & Under Freestyle against Ashton Village are (left to right): Mark Gabino, Brady Culberson and Lyle Link.

Also pictured is Coach Lesley Rienstra, far right, First Colony Gold’s Head Coach for twenty years. First Colony Gold holds their swim meets at the Settlers Park Homeowners Association pool in Sugar Land. For more information on the First Colony Gold Swim Team, please visit: http://www.fcgold.com/

CHS Stars Officers hit the ground running The 2010-2011 Clements High School Stars Dance Team Officers are ready for the upcoming school year. The girls have already competed at Dance Camp this summer bringing home four major awards including, Home Routine Superior Performance. Teams from all over the region were represented, and participated in the Crowd Pleasers Event downtown Houston at the Hyatt Regency. The competing officers for Clements High School were: Anna Busier, Lauren Castiglioni, Morgan Davis, Christina Dillon, Victoria Fortneberry, Harley Guel, Nasim Heydari, Taylor Rainosek, Katherine Saunders, and Michelle Shutter. Director Chelsea Harrison, and Assistant Director Michelle Barth look forward to a busy, yet successful year. Above, the 2010-2011 Clements High School Stars Dance Team Officers bringing home 4 top awards from the Crowd Pleasers Event are Victoria Fortenberry, Taylor Rainosek, Christina Dillon, Harley Guel, Anna Busier. (2nd row) Chelsea Harrison, Lauren Castiglioni, Morgan Davis, Katherine Saunders, Nasim Heydari, and Michelle Barth. Not pictured, Michelle Shutter.


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Budget cuts hit mental health programs hard

Grant From page 1 reflect that we take it ($20,000) from needy children and giving to women who have never asked for it.” Linda Shultz, director of the Parks Youth Ranch, Inc., said “I was extremely surprised, to say the least.” Long ago, a community meeting was held to explain the project to the residents of Fairchilds. It was made clear to the community that the youth who will be housed in the ranch are homeless children, who would not be incarcerated in a juvenile detention center. When operations begin homeless and at-risk youngsters between the ages of 13 to 17 who are referred by CPS, Juvenile Probation or school counselors will be eligible to stay at the ranch for up to 90 days. Youth who are referred by CPS and Juvenile Probation will have their shelter and care paid for by the state and county respectively.

munity-based alternatives has more than paid for itself by reducing demand on higher cost systems which include hospitals. “Cutting mental health services won’t save money in the long run. People with serious, untreated psychiatric illnesses will end up in the criminal justice system or in our hospitals, which is far more costly than the treatment received at community mental health centers,” commented Shena Timberlake, Director of Behavioral Healthcare Services at Texana Center. It is a fact that Texas has nearly eight times as many people with serious mental illness in prison as it does in psychiatric hospitals which is why the proposed cuts which include $44 million cut from five psychiatric hospitals eliminating 183 beds affects everyone in the community. Austin State Hospital with its 239 beds currently serves a 38 county region including Fort

Bend County and the other five counties served by Texana , and there are no psychiatric hospital beds anywhere in the six county region. Part of the DSHS proposed budget cuts include a 12% reduction in State Hospital psychiatric beds which translates to 24 fewer beds at Austin State Hospital. There is little doubt that this would have a damaging effect on mental health services and local communities’ handling of people experiencing a mental health crisis. Timberlake said, “The earlier we can make a difference in the cycle of mental illness, the better it is for people and the better it is in terms of cost to government. A cut in services of this magnitude will set the mental health system back a long way. This is of particular concern to Fort Bend County as it is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. However, we are confident our state lead-

ers will ultimately recognize that reducing access to mental health services will have a detrimental effect on the health and well-being of our communities and the citizens of our state.” As a result of the smart investments in mental health services previously made by state leaders, the Community Centers of Texas are in a far better position to respond earlier to mental health crisis, deliver lower cost services, support people toward recovery and ensure best use of taxpayer resources by keeping Texans with serious mental illness out of emergency rooms and the criminal justice system. These cuts would undo a large part of this progress toward better treatment. If ever there was a time to tap the state’s rainy day fund and help all Texans weather this storm—our friends, neighbors and loved ones alike—this is the time, Timberlake said.

In that meeting, however, Morrison had conveyed his opposition to the project. The denial of the grant would not affect the construction of the $1.6 million facility, Shultz said. The building is expected to be ready by September. Fred and Mabel Parks Foundation gave a grant of $500,000 and the George Foundation provided a matching grant.

The remaining $600,000 was raised through donations from other individuals, organizations and foundations. Parks Youth Ranch has about $500,000 in outstanding loans, Shultz said. The organization has received a grant of $5,000 from Fort Bend Cares toward the operational costs and there is no other fund available yet for the operations.

The ranch is expected to accommodate 10 boys and 10 girls and each of them may be able to stay a maximum of 90 days. The estimated operational cost per year is $225,000. The ranch will be operated by Arrow Child and Family Center. It is a collaboration of three non-profit groups, Shultz said.

Lesson learned from the mama cat and kittens By BARBARA FULENWIDER Quite often when mistakes start on a particular project or job they continue and such was the case for Stafford’s animal control and a certain cat that was euthanized last month after a two-day stay. The mama cat and her two kittens were euthanized because animal control personnel judged them to be sickly. Stafford Police Chief Bonny Krahn ordered that the cat be autopsied because various city personnel had reported that it behaved furiously one minute and extremely lathargic the next.

Krahn didn’t want to take any chances on it being rabid and passing that deadly disease on to those who handled it. But the mistakes continued. The Stafford animal control officer put the cat’s body in a freezer rather than a refrigerator, so the Harris County lab was unable to test it, Krahn said. Evidently, when the body of an animal is frozen and then thawed, it can’t be properly examined. “It’s definitely not what we wanted to see happen,” Krahn said. “I think we learned some-

thing from this. If we have a sick animal we’re definitely going to do a better process procedure on getting it taken care of. “We’re also looking at having a veterinarian check any animal that’s suspected of being sick or having rabies and go from there. In this case, what we have is what we have,” the chief lamented. What brought all of this to public attention was an ardent animal rescuer who contacted the Fort Bend Independent about Stafford putting down an animal that she’d found a home for.

AUTOMOBILE: BMW X6A By BARBARA FULENWIDER The 2010 model of the BMW X6 xDrive35i arrived for a test drive looking gorgeous in deep sea blue metallic on the exterior with oyster Nevada leather inside. The X6 was introduced in 2008 and is a crossover that BMW says is a sports activity coupe. Maybe it is but it has four doors so perhaps it gets that moniker because it rides high like a SUV. Because this crossover is made by BMW it has plenty of power and the handling is superb. Up front there’s a 3.0-liter dual overhead cam, 24-valve inline six-cylinder engine with turbo technology, piezo direct fuel injection and steplessly variable valve timing. The engine makes 300 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. The six-speed inline is paired with an eight-speed sport automatic transmission control, sport and steptronic manual shift modes and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Estimated miles to the gallon are 15 in city driv-

ing and 21 on the highway. Standard equipment on the BMW X6 includes all wheel drive, dynamic stability control with brake fade compensation, ash grain wood trim, hill descent control, brake drying and brake stand-by features with dynamic traction control and dynamic brake control. Also, hill descent control, engine start/stop button, Xenon adaptive headlights with auto-leveling, halogen freeform fog lights with cornering function, rain-sensing windshield wipers, AM/FM stereo with CD and MP3 player and 10 speakers, leather upholstery, ash grain wood interior trim, split-folding rear seats, rear-seat center armrest, 10-

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with Bluetooth. Other optional packages include premium sound that adds $2,000 to the total while a sport package adds $4,600. Another $950 will buy you 20-inch wheels with performance tires and running boards add $300. The interior of the BMW X6 is most comfortable and outfitted in quality. The sport steering wheel is wrapped in leather along with the small cushions on each side of the center console to keep knees protected. The ride is firm and comfortable, and road and wind noise are held at bay. BMW has always excelled at building performance vehicles that handle wonderfully. The BMW X6 is no exception with double wishbone front suspension and lightweight multi-link integral rear suspension. It also has four-wheel anti-lock ventilated disc brakes and electronic front/rear proportioning. If you are in the market for a good looking crossover vehicle and you appreciate performance and handling, do test drive the BMW X6.

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The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has outlined a nearly $ 90 million cut to the state’s 39 publicly supported community mental health centers, which provide low-cost psychiatric care for poor or uninsured people. Texana Center, headquartered in Rosenberg, is one of the largest of these community mental health centers and will certainly feel the effects from these proposed cuts if implemented. It is estimated that as many as 350 people who currently receive services could lose that opportunity. Cuts would force Texana to start a waiting list for treatment and would most likely result in more people being seen in the local emergency rooms and local jails. According to a state directed, independent evaluation conducted by Texas A & M University, the investment made by state leaders in the crisis mental health system and expanded access to com-

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WCJC gets $350,000 for process technology program Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently announced that Wharton County Junior College is one of 22 Texas community colleges that will share $3.84 million in grant funds to help purchase equipment for career and technical education programs that train students for high-demand occupations. WCJC will receive $350,000 for its process technology (PTAC) program, the largest amount awarded in this round of grant funding. The college offers an Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology that prepares students for entry work as plant operators in the petrochemical industry or for continued studies to earn an engineering degree at a four-year university. WCJC also offers PTAC graduates an enhanced skills certificate in Nuclear Power Technology (NUCP) that provides them with the skills to work in the nuclear power industry. Wayne Stephens, PTAC program director, who helped prepare the grant application, said the funding will purchase a Polaris Engineering Hands-on-Trainer (H.O.T.), one of the most popular training skids for process technology programs. Additionally, the grant will purchase a state-of-the art Emerson Delta V Fieldbus System for remote control of the skid from the central control room located on WCJC’s Bay City campus. Currently, only five other process technology programs in the U.S. have the H.O.T. skid unit. WCJC will be the second in Texas to purchase one. The H.O.T. unit includes over 220 individual lesson plans that meet the recommended curriculum of the Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance. This alliance has a membership of 26 colleges along the Gulf Coast, including WCJC, plus hundreds of local industry partners. WCJC’s process technology program has grown from an annual enrollment of 23 students in 2004 to over 200 students since 2008. The program places 96 percent of its graduates into operations jobs with Gulf Coast chemical and refining industries. Salaries for technicians start at over $20 per hour. One industry partner reports that technicians are making over $130,000 in their second or third year of employment. For more information about the program, contact Stephens at 979-244-4552 or waynes@wcjc.edu, or visit www.wcjc. edu.

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Opinion The View from Sugar Land

Searching for optimism By RUSSELL C. JONES Example after example of the rapid slide of American capitalism down the side of the cliff and into the bottomless abyss of socalled progressivism keep showing up in the headlines day after day, dousing optimism for early recovery. Last week this column pointed out reasons for both moderates and conservatives to worry about the nomination of Elena Kagan to become the next justice of the Supreme Court. The more that is learned about her, the more it becomes clear that she is not merely a left leaning partisan. She is a fearsome dogmatist who can be predicted with certainty to set aside the constitutional principles of individual rights and free markets as she pursues an aggressive progressive agenda. No optimism there. This week Obama has appointed Donald Berwick to be the Medicare and Medicaid administrator. He was able to make the appointment without congressional blessing because of a loophole which allows the president to make appointments during a congressional recess without the advice and consent of the senate. Congress had steadfastly refused to approve the nomination while it was still in session. Obama’s alternative was to bypass the usual process. The Berwick nomination was in trouble in the senate due to comments he had made about rationing health care. Berwick accepts the fact that nationalized health care will result in the rationing of care. He claims that “the decision is not whether rationing will occur . . . [but] whether we will ration with our eyes open.” Even if Berwick could have been confirmed, Obama had little appetite for another round of fighting about changes to his health care program. Berwick views the American health care system as an op-

Jones portunity to redistribute wealth away from the individuals who produce it and transfer it to those who do not. While speaking on the British health-care system in 2008, Berwick proclaimed that “any health care funding plan . . . must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.” Of course, Berwick’s statements are accurate as they relate to a government controlled universal health care system. The problem is that Democrats do not want to admit that truth for fear of waking up most Americans, and Republicans are unwilling to allow anyone who says it out loud to be in charge of the system. Even Democrat Senator Max Baucus said he was troubled by the recess appointment. “Senate confirmation of presidential appointees is an essential process prescribed by the Constitution that serves as a check on executive power.” Republican Senator John Barrasso called the recess appointment “an insult. [As a] selfprofessed supporter of rationing health care, he won’t even have to explain his views to the American people in a Congressional hearing. Obama has made a mockery of his pledge to be accountable and transparent.”

Perhaps the most off-the-wall challenge to American optimism last week was NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s statement that the agency’s “foremost” mission is to improve relations with the Muslim world. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Bolden claimed that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks that Obama had assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel. This writer had been under the impression that the space agency’s first priority was to advance scientific knowledge and understanding of the Earth, the solar system, and the universe, and to use the environment of space for research. Friends at NASA this week expressed surprise to hear of its new primary mission, even more so since it has apparently been kept secret since Bolden’s appointment. In what can only be described as an understatement, Michael Griffin, who served as NASA administrator during the latter half of the Bush administration, described Bolden’s concept of Muslim outreach as part of NASA’s mission to be “deeply flawed” and “a perversion of NASA’s purpose. . . NASA ... represents the best of America. Its purpose is not to inspire Muslims or any other cultural entity.” Amazingly, Bolden’s comments were neither a joke nor a misstatement. Defending Bolden’s comments, a White House spokesman described the space race as a global collaboration. Maybe so, but somehow Bolden’s assignment from Obama does not engender much optimism either. Jones is a member of the Sugar Land City Council, having been first elected in 2003. He owns a law firm and a title insurance company in Sugar Land.

Musings: Concept meetings By JANICE SCANLAN If you read my Paved Paradise column in the June 30 edition a couple of weeks ago, you know I was questioning a city press release concerning a citizen’s concepting meeting for a community center and especially questioned what kind of attendance and mix of events would require a 500 car parking lot as well as a dedicated full-service food service designed for large or multiple events and banquets. The actual city press release read, “The resident ideas included a building that showcases an impressive entrance, multi-functional meeting rooms, enhanced traffic flow with parking for at least 500, a banquet room that can partition into variable sizes, an energyefficient, two-story structure with a veranda that overlooks the 18 holes, and a Pro Shop with views of the El Dorado and La Quinta courses.” What was curious to me is how large a facility would it take to justify a 500 car parking lot . . . and what it would take to market and compete with the facility? These to me should be normal questions that Council and taxpayers alike are asking. It is part of good planning. I have been asked to clarify that this 500-car parking lot was resident input and the city

Scanlan has not acted on the idea or approved it. Silly me, I thought calling it a concept meeting implied that . . . but that got me to thinking, perhaps many Missouri City residents don’t know what happens in these meetings since the number attending both the recreation center meeting and the community center meeting was about 50, and that quotes both press releases. How opinions and ideas are gained varies at the meetings, but the idea is to get a broad range of opinions, look for areas of consensus in the community and provide information for the designers to capture what the community wants and needs. Yes, I attended both meetings.

Because want, need and can afford can all three be different, Architect Bill Petrelli with Freese and Nichols, Inc. spent time during the community center meeting discussing that cost, size and quality are an equilateral triangle that must be balanced . . . and that fixed cost meant higher quality or larger size were competing for funds. He also stated the city had already requested a “fullservice” food facility. I was using my experience in working with large meetings for some common sense reference points to look at a facility that makes sense in Missouri City and doesn’t strap the taxpayers because the 2011 preliminary budget for the golf and food service operation estimates a $796 annual profit for 2011. To me we want to discuss this, see an actual business plan as well as the assumptions the facility needs and projections are based. And we need to do so before the facility is planned or built. We aren’t living in a pipe dream economy. Can we execute this concept successfully? Will this center be used in 20 years? Write to janicescanlan@ earthlink.net

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Higher Education: Partnerships By DICK PHILLIPS Partnerships make sense and save “cents” - lots of them. Almost daily, someone mentions the noticeable growth at the UH System at Sugar Land (UHSSL) campus. A down economy has a reverse effect on higher education – “business” goes up! When people are out of work, they often return to school to better their resumes in hopes of increasing their marketability in the work force. Of course, at the same time, the down economy means less funding for higher education. UHSSL has recently undergone three budget reductions. We try hard to cut expenses that have the least impact on the quality of student instruction, but there does come a time when another cut could harm the quality of education. At some point, raising tuition to fill the gap could have an adverse effect on accessibility. So, how can we keep the quality up, the tuition down and balance the budget? The answer is partnerships. Area Hospitals For example, everyone knows there is a nursing shortage - but not for long in Fort Bend. The area hospital administrators recognized that the only way to reduce or eliminate the shortage would be to partner with the local educational institutions and produce our own. Methodist Sugar Land, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, OakBend Medical Center and St. Luke’s Sugar Land hospitals worked with the UH System and Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) by providing financial support, clinical rotations and other assistance to the nursing programs housed at the UHSSL campus. Even with their generosity there was still a shortage in equipment and other start-up expenses. Foundation partners stepped to the plate. The George Foundation, along with the Fred and Mable R. Parks Foundation, Vivian L. Smith Foundation and the Hamill Foundation, filled the gap and the program is now producing more and better-prepared nurses. Due to the partnerships, we have a realistic opportunity to eliminate the nursing shortage in our region in the near future. WCJC I mentioned our on-campus

Phillips partnership with WCJC. There is no better “deal” in higher education that I know of. I wrote in a previous article, illustrating from a report available on www.collegeboard. com that a four-year degree is available on the Sugar Land campus for $18,000-$33,000 less than other select options in Texas. And that does not include additional savings that could result from staying at home. If you wonder about quality, the programs at UHSSL are fully accredited, many with advanced accreditation, such as the business program that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International (www.aacsb.edu). It seems our biggest challenge may be getting the word out! County University Library Traditional tuition revenue bonds, the primary source for paying for buildings on a university campus, are predicted to be rare to obtain, if obtainable at all, in the next legislative session or sessions. Needing increased library services on the UHSSL campus, but lacking funding to build, another partnership opportunity was created. Fort Bend County was going to build a library, so UHS provided land and funding for an extension of the traditional County library size to accommodate higher education and the result is a library that will meet the needs of the community, WCJC and UHSSL. The County university library to be

located on the UHSSL campus is scheduled to be completed in time for the fall 2011 semester. This is an example of win-win, particularly for the taxpayers. City of Sugar Land Recognizing the value of higher education to a community, the City of Sugar Land partnered with the UH System in getting the current acreage transferred from TXDOT to the UH System several years ago. Recognizing funding challenges, the City subsequently leased acreage on the UHSSL property, providing a source that helped finance the construction of the George building and Brazos Hall. Once again the George Foundation provided funding to help fill the gap and allow for the construction of the outstanding facilities that you see on the campus today. Private Support Private individuals and companies too numerous to mention also chipped in on facilities and scholarships, providing the final piece to the partnership puzzle that resulted in the recent growth of facilities and students on the UHSSL campus. More to Come It doesn’t look like money is going to free up in the near future, so it will likely be partnerships that keep the UHSSL campus growing. WCJC enrollment has skyrocketed since its move to the UHSSL campus, and UHS enrollment continues to climb as well. Scheduling adjustments and sharing of classrooms and other facilities will allow accommodation of current growth projections for a few years, but there will be a need for continued expansion, and it will likely require partners to come forward once again. Fort Bend County is a “can do” county, one that recognizes the social and economic value of higher education, and obviously one that recognizes the power of partnerships. Email 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.

Debate: EMRs and privacy rights By JOANNIE PARR Currently, the Federal Government is mandating every physician in America to use “certified” Electronic Medical Records by 2015. If they don’t, they will be subject to severe Medicare payment cuts. Fortunately, there are three Federal Elections between now and then, because the current Federal goals regarding EMRs need to be well understood by the American public before we all find ourselves stuck in the middle of this. If you read my previous article on e-prescribing (e-Rx), you know that the company certifying the e-Rx systems for physicians is already starting to micromanage all of your prescriptions on behalf of the Federal Government and the insurance industry. This e-Rx system is designed to second guess all of your physicians’ prescribing decisions, and to micromanage what medications you ultimately will be able to receive. Compared to the Federal Government’s plans for EMRs, the already adopted e-Rx system is child’s play. Just trying to understand the definition of EMR is disconcerting: “An electronic health care record (EMR) is the digital collection of electronic health care information about individual patients or populations that is capable of being shared across different heath care settings, by being embedded in networkconnected enterprise-wide informations systems. Such records may include a whole range of data in comprehensive or summary form, including demographics, medical history, medication and allergies, immunization status, laboratory

test results, radiology images, and billing information.” If nothing else in that definition concerns you, note that the term “demographics” means all that personal data needed to steal your identity! It will be maintained electronically, passed around, and shared with.... who knows? What about all those items of personal medical privacy your doctor is required by Federal Law to protect under HIPAA? That’s all going to be included in the EMRs as well. If you have had treatment for drug abuse, HIV, or other social disease, it will be in there. It goes even further. Ultimately, all of your doctors would be required to have “secure patient portals” on their web sites where every patient can get into his or her own personal records. The Defense Department has trouble keeping its computer system secret. The chance of your EMR not getting hacked into is troubling! One of the reported goals of everyone being on an interconnected EMR system would be to know when a patient has not complied with standard healthcare goals, such as losing weight, stopping smoking, properly managing diabetes, having certain tests done on a timely basis, and getting annual check-ups. I’m not sure who is going to be required to “police” all these details; but I think it is safe to assume that this kind of personal health information being available in some sort of National database (as appears to already exist with e-Rx) could somehow be used against a patient, perhaps in denying future health care because of a “negative” healthcare history.

One of the big justifications for this planned EMR system is “research.” I know of an orthopedic surgeon with Kaiser Permanente (a huge, self-contained HMO hospital system on the west coast) who is very excited about being able to get into every other orthopedic surgeon’s data in America for his personal medical research projects, as if he didn’t have a big enough patient population at Kaiser Permanente already for his research. However, it is not the honest medical research to advance standards of medicine which concerns me. Remember Sarah Palin’s “death panels”? All those Federal Healthcare Commissions created in the Healthcare Reform Act are needing to be able to access all of the medical records of all American physicians to determine what treatments for all the various diagnoses are “cost efficient” and at what ages. And then there are the lawyers! They will certainly find ways to justify having a “need to know,” and what an incredible gold mine this will be for them! I am all for improving efficiency in individual physicians’ offices. I am very concerned, however, about CCHIT (or some other group) being the one with a Federal contract authorizing them to “certify” the record keeping system in each physician’s office in the United States and having the right to constantly access all physician data at all times. (Parr has a BS Degree in Business and Finance and a Masters Degree in Federal Tax Law and has worked in the Medical accounting industry for more than 20 years.. )


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Coastliners debut July 16 at HOT Summer Concerts The Coastliners (www.thecoastliners.com), one of the Gulf Coast’s most colorful and exciting musical groups, will play the second concert of the HOT Summer Concert Series in Rosenberg on Friday, July 16. Originally formed in Baytown, Texas, in 1964, the group became known for a sound that associated them with the Beach Boys. Arrive early to check out

what downtown merchants have to offer, grab a bite to eat, and then settle in for concerts that are sure to get you smiling and toe-tapping! Concerts are held rain or shine on Fridays at 7 p.m. and run from July 9 to August 6 in 3rd Street Park between Avenues F and G in the Historic Downtown District. The HOT Summer Concerts are underwritten by the Rosenberg Convention and Visitors

Penny Plus Club at Founders Bank Founders Bank invites Fort Bend youngsters to its upcoming Penny Plus Club event – a “fun in the sun” summer party. The get-together is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Founders Bank, 4690 Sweetwater Boulevard at Lexington in Sugar Land. Activities include Frisbee decorating, a water balloon toss competition that begins at noon and much more, with snow cones for refreshment. It’s also a special Dividend Day for club members; deposits made into their Penny Savers account will receive a matching deposit from the bank, up to $5. New members can open a Penny Savers account that day and receive the

special match. “The Penny Plus Club is fun for kids but it also helps teach important lessons about saving money,” says Jim Sturgeon, Founders Bank CEO. In addition to its Penny Savers accounts for children, Founders Bank also features a free coin counting machine, called Penny the Cash Cow. Children love to “feed” Penny the Cash Cow with coins; the money can be easily deposited into Penny Savers accounts. To learn more about the Penny Plus Club or July’s party, call Founders Bank at 281-325-5000.

The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for James Lane, 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.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 for River Forest Estates, Section 1, Replat No. 1, Pct. 1. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Mary Villareal with The Interfield Group at 713-780-0909 for information prior to the hearing.

Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Bureau and generously sponsored by Bill Butler. Subsequent concerts include Third Coast Swing (July 23) followed by the Sugar Land Brass Company and the MoFo Party Band which are sponsored by Bill Butler, on July 30 and Aug. 6. Visit RosenbergEvents.com or call 832-595-3520 for more information.

Free health seminar at Senior’s Program The University of Texas MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land will host a free seminar on how to reduce your cancer risk at the Sugar Land Senior’s Program at 200 Matlage Way in Sugar Land on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. This event is free and open to guests who are at least 55 years old. Attendees will get the facts on cancer, learn tips on how to improve health and make healthy choices and learn about screening exams, including what exams are right for you. For more information call 281- 275-2893.

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, JULY 15, 2010 AT 1:30 P.M. (CST). Q10-108 – DESIGN BUILD JUVENILE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 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 ClTATlON BY PUBUCATION DIVORCE The State of Texas TO: John William Abernathy, Address Unknown, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent. GREETINGS: 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 AM on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation a d petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The Original Petition for Divorce of Judy Cavazos, Petitioners, was filed in the 387th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on the July 01, 2010 against John William Abernathy, Respondent, being numbered 10-DCV-182128, and entitled In the Matter of the Marriage of Judy Cavazos and John William Abernathy . The suit requests Divorce. The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. Issued and given under my hand and seal of the said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 7th day of July, 2010. Petitioner’s Attorney: Roni M Most D Miller &Associates PLLC 10565 Katy Freeway Ste 400 Houston TX 77024 713-850-8600

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Page 6 • INDEPENDENT • JULY 14, 2010 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, JULY 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. BID 10-109 – CITY OF KENDLETON WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT A pre-bid conference will be conducted on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 10:00AM (CST). The pre-bid conference will be held at the Fort Bend County Purchasing Department located in the Rosenberg Annex at 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg Texas 77471. All vendors are encouraged to attend. Lump sum pricing is required; payment will be by check after products/services are rendered. Bonds are 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

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, AUGUST 5, 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 10-111: PROPANE REFUELING INFRASTRUCTURE; 2.RFP 10-112: PROPANE POWERED VEHICLE CONVERSION Lump sum pricing is required; payment will be by check after products/services are rendered. Bonds are not required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION FORT BEND COUNTY The County Purchasing Agent of Fort Bend County will conduct a PUBLIC AUCTION for SURPLUS AND SALVAGE PROPERTY on SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010 AT 10:00 AM. The auction will be held at the Fort Bend County Needville Purchasing satellite office located at 9110 Long Street, Needville, Texas. Vehicles to be sold: 2003 Chevrolet 3/4 ton truck, 2001 Ford Ranger 1/2 ton truck, 1992 Chevy 1/2 ton truck, 1995 Mercury Mystique, 2000 Laredo Grand Cherokee Jeep, 2000 Nissan Frontier 1/2 ton truck, 2000 Buick Park Avenue, and a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. Additional items to be sold: computers, laptops, office furniture, microwaves, televisions, office supplies, printers, fax machines, weight equipment, heavy duty stove and other miscellaneous items. Registration and viewing of all items will begin Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 8:00 AM. The auction will begin at 10:00 AM. All items must be removed from auction site by 4:00 PM on auction day. All sales are final. All purchases must be paid in full on the day of sale by credit card (Master Card and Visa only), cash, personal check with a bank letter of guarantee, cashier’s check with a bank letter of guarantee, or company check with a bank letter of guarantee. Absolutely no checks accepted without a bank letter of guarantee. Fort Bend County reserves the right to add or delete items from the auction. Items offered for sale are sold as is where is and without warranty.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 for Hodges Ready Mix, being a Partial Replat of Lot 26 of the Meadows on Koeblen, Pct. 1. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Chris Kalkomey with Charlie Kalkomey Surveying Inc. at 281-342-2033 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent

CONSTABLE’S 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 June 3rd, 2010 in cause numbered 09-DCV-174155 styled Lexington Settlement Comm Assoc, Inc vs. Ernest O. Ehonwa, in which a judgment was rendered on March 8th, 2010 in favor of Lexington Settlement Comm Assoc, Inc., for the sum of FIVE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FORTY EIGHT DOLLARS AND SEVENTY FOUR CENTS ($5,148.74); 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 June 15th, 2010 and will on August 3rd, 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 Ernest O. Ehonwa in the following described Real Property: LOT Eight (8), IN BLOCK Five (5) OF THE CORRECTED PLAT OF AMMENDING PLAT OF LEXINGTON SETTLEMENT, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO 1053/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ALSO KNOWN AS 4222 OAKLAND FALLS DR, MISSOURI CITY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77459 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Lexington Settlement Comm Assoc, Inc., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: AUGUST 3RD, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: DEPUTY S. STEELE TROY NEHLS Pct. 4 Constable Fort Bend County

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 240TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on May 25th, 2010 in cause numbered 09-DCV-174158 styled Lexington Settlement Comm Assoc, Inc vs. Abiola O. Kaiyweu, in which a judgment was rendered on February 11, 2010 in favor of Lexington Settlement Comm Assoc, Inc., for the sum of Nine Hundred Eighteen Dollars and Twenty One Cents ($918.21); 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 June 1, 2010 and will on August 3rd, 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 Abiola O. Kaiyweu in the following described Real Property: LOT Forty Two (42), IN BLOCK One (1) OF THE CORRECTED PLAT OF LEXINGTON SETTLEMENT, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO 1019/B AND 1020/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ALSO KNOWN AS 1261 BLUESTONESTONE DR, MISSOURI CITY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77459 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Lexington Settlement Comm Assoc, Inc., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: August 3rd, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: DEPUTY S. STEELE TROY NEHLS Pct. 4 Constable Fort Bend County

Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas

LEGAL NOTICE SEALED BID SALE OF SALVAGE PROPERTY FORT BEND COUNTY 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, Texas 77471 for the sale of salvage property as described herein until THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010 at 1:30 PM (CST). All bids will be publicly opened and read in the Office of the County Purchasing Agent, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg, Texas. Bids received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Bid 10-110 - Sale of five (5) 1998 – 2001 Dump Trucks. Engines must be permanently destroyed per H-GAC guidelines. Vendor must be an approved H-GAC vendor. Equipment is offered as is, where is. Successful bidder will be responsible for the removal of the equipment from County property within 3 calendar days after acceptance of bid. Successful bidder assumes all liability associated with removal. To schedule a time for viewing contact Don Massey, Road and Bridge, 281-342-4513. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County 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 24TH day of JUNE 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT DENT COUNTY, TEXAS in cause #09-DCV-173993 in favor of the Plaintiff FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET AL, Plaintiff, for the sum of $47,062.77 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) - STEVEN R. FOLEY & ET AL 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. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1’ GEO 8120010010060907 CPC;R281331 LOT SIX (6) IN BLOCK ONE, (1) OF SIENNA ACREAGE ESTATES PHASE ONE (1), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 2356/B OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (ACCOUNT NO. 8120010010060907) ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $869,650.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 434TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on JUNE 2, 2010 in cause numbered 09-DCV-174445 styled Lexington Settlement Comm Assoc, Inc vs. GAVIN FRANK, in which a judgment was rendered on MARCH 16, 2010 in favor of Lexington Settlement Comm Assoc, Inc., for the sum of FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY NINE Dollars and SEVENTY NINE Cents ($4559.79); 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 June 8, 2010 and will on AUG 3, 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 GAVIN FRANK in the following described Real Property: LOT ONE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO (122), IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF AMENDING PLAT OF LEXINGTON SETTLEMENT, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO 1019/B AND 1020/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ALSO KNOWN AS 1230 BLUESTONESTONE DR, MISSOURI CITY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77459 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Lexington Settlement Comm Assoc, Inc., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: AUG 3, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: SERGEANT M. KUTACH TROY NEHLS Pct. 4 Constable Fort Bend County

Legal Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Base Flood Elevation Determination for the City of Arcola, First Colony L.I.D. , Fort Bend L.I.D. # 2, Fort Bend L.I.D. # 7, Fort Bend M.U.D. #42, City of Houston, City of Katy, City of Missouri City, City of Pearland, Pecan Grove M.U.D., City of Richmond, City of Rosenberg, Village of Simonton, City of Sugar Land, West Keegans Bayou Improvement District, City of Weston Lakes, Willow Fork Drainage District, and the Unincorporated Areas of Fort Bend County, Texas. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency solicits technical information or comments on the proposed Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown in the Preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and on the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for your community. These proposed BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For a detailed listing of the proposed BFEs and information on the statutory period provided for appeals, please visit FEMA’s website at https://www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/Scripts/ bfe_main.asp, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange, toll free, at 1-877-FEMA MAP. NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on the 24TH day of JUNE 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT DENT COUNTY, TEXAS in cause #07-DCV-158088 in favor of the Plaintiff FORT BEND COUNTY & ET AL, Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,317.44 +++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 JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) - THELMA LEE TURNER & ET AL 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. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1; GEO 1150000012805907 CPC R117886 LOT 18 IN VLOCK 1 OF ARCOLA FARMS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 4 , PAGE 20 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; SAVE AND EXCEPT A TRACT OR PARCEL MEASURING 13 FEET BY 100 FEET, MORE OR LESS, DESCRIBED BY METRES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO.8310763 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; SAVE AND EXCEPT A TRACT OR PARCEL CONTAINING 0.7469 ACRES, MORE OR LESS DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 8344211 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; LEAVING HEREIN A RESIDUE OF 0.7297 ACRES, MORE OR LESS (ACCOUNT NO.1150000012805907) ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $17,260.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, TX77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306 CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 434TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on June 3, 2010 in cause numbered 09-DCV-173449 styled COLONY LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOC, Inc vs. FREDERICK D. SELF, in which a judgment was rendered on NOVEMBER 16, 2009 in favor of COLONY LAKES HOMEOWNERS Assoc, Inc., for the sum of SIX-THOUSAND SEVEN-HUNDRED –SIXTY EIGHT DOLLARS AND THIRTY NINE CENTS ($6768.39) 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 JUNE 21, 2010 and will on AUG 3, 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 FREDERICK D. SELF in the following described Real Property: LOT TWO (2), IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF WATERS EDGE AT COLONY LAKES, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO 1366/A 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 COLONY LAKES HOMEOWNERS Assoc, Inc., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: AUG 3, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: SERGEANT M. KUTACH

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 Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 19TH day of MAY 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-174819 in favor of the Plaintiff —QUAIL VALLEY FUND, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $8,559.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 10TH day of JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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 M. DANIELS had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 7, BLOCK 26, OF THAT CERTAIN SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS ELDORADO IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS RECORDED IN THE DEED OR OTHER RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS IN BOOK 7, PAGE 1, COMMONLY KNOWN AS 2806 SPY GLASS LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m.

RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 2 By Lieutenant G. Majors # 73 Deputy Constable

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 3RD day of JUNE 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-174816 in favor of the Plaintiff —QUAIL VALLEY FUND, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,895.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 17TH day of JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) -CORNELL JOHNSON AND FRANCES LOUISE JOHNSON had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 13, BLOCK 40, OF THAT CERTAIN SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS GLENN LAKES IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS RECORDED IN THE DEED OR OTHER RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS IN BOOK 10, PAGE 1, COMMONLY KNOWN AS 3419 POINT CLEAR DRIVE DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 2 By Lieutenant G. Majors # 73 Deputy Constable

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 27TH day of MAY 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #07-DCV-160457 in favor of the Plaintiff THE WOODS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC, Plaintiff, for the sum of $1,793.97+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 30TH day of JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) - KAREN ELI 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: LOT 21, IN BLOCK 2, OF THE WOODS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT CLERK’S FILE NO. 1176060, SLIDE NO. 692B IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $108,240.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m.

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 JUNE 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #08-DCV-167657 in favor of the Plaintiff ROYAL LAKES ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,596.50 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 30TH day of JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) - DEJA DERICK JOHNSON 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. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 2, OF ROYAL LAKES ESTATES SUBDIVISION, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT SLIDE NO.1658A, CLERK’S FILE NO. 1999043736 AND SLIDE 1854B IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $496,470.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. 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 Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 27TH day of MAY 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #07-DCV-160111 in favor of the Plaintiff — THE VICKSBURG COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,773.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) -ARIC T. BARNETT AND SANDRA RACHELL BARNETT had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 8, BLOCK 3, OF SEDONA CREEK, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS.2360/A AND 2360/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF COMMON LY KNOWN AS 3203 CHINO VALLEY DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 2 By Lieutenant G. Majors # 73 Deputy Constable NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 19TH day of MAY 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-174819 in favor of the Plaintiff —QUAIL VALLEY FUND, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $8,559.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 10TH day of JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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 M. DANIELS had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 7, BLOCK 26, OF THAT CERTAIN SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS ELDORADO IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS RECORDED IN THE DEED OR OTHER RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS IN BOOK 7, PAGE 1, COMMONLY KNOWN AS 2806 SPY GLASS LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m.

RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 2 By Lieutenant G. Majors # 73 Deputy Constable

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 13TH day of MAY 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-175329 in favor of the Plaintiff —QUAIL VALLEY FUND, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,843.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 28TH day of MAY 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) -COREY COONS had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 11, BLOCK 29, OF THAT CERTAIN SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS LA QUINTA IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS RECORDED IN THE DEED OR OTHER RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS IN BOOK 8, PAGE 5, COMMONLY KNOWN AS 2942 CYPRESS POINT DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m.

RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 2 By Lieutenant G. Majors # 73 Deputy Constable

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 8TH day of JUNE 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #10-DCV-177739 in favor of the Plaintiff —QUAIL VALLEY FUND, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,798.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 24TH day of JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) -ATIM EDET OKON AND EKAETE EDET had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 38, BLOCK 4, OF THAT CERTAIN SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS QUAIL VALLEY, GLENN LAKES III IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS RECORDED IN THE DEED OR OTHER RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS IN SLIDE #6303, COMMONLY KNOWN AS 4504 MISSION VALLEY DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 2 By Lieutenant G. Majors # 73 Deputy Constable

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on the 24TH day of JUNE 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT DENT COUNTY, TEXAS in cause #09-DCV-177077 in favor of the Plaintiff FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET AL, Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,216.54 +++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 JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) - AUGUST L. BRANTLEY, & ET AL 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. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1’ GEO 2150050160080907 CPC;R56378 LOT EIGHT (8) IN BLOCK SIXTEEN, (16) OF BRIARGATE, SECTION FIVE (5), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 16, PAGE 7 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $89,130.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. 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 2ND day of JUNE 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-173274 in favor of the Plaintiff COLONY LAKE ESTATES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC, Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,289.69 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 30TH day of JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) - EVANGELINE M. BARILE 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. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 29, IN BLOCK 4, OF COLONY LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT SLIDE NO. 2452/B & 2453/A IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $194,290.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m.

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 27TH day of MAY 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #08-DCV-168424 in favor of the Plaintiff TOWNEWEST COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, INC, Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,067.70 +++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 JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) - YOLANDA H. ALVARADO 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. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 2, OF TOWNEWEST, SECTION 6, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, UNDER VOLUME 10, PAGE 10, AS MODIIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $74,630.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. 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 Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 25TH day of MAY 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-175327 in favor of the Plaintiff —QUAIL VALLEY FUND, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $8,559.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of JUNE 2010 and will offer for sale on the 3RD day of AUGUST, 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) -JAMES A. NEWKIRK ad of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 14, BLOCK 5, OF THAT CERTAIN SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS THUNDERBIRD ii IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS RECORDED IN THE DEED OR OTHER RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS IN BOOK 16, PAGE 2, COMMONLY KNOWN AS 3902 PLEASANT VALLEY DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 2 By Lieutenant G. Majors # 73 Deputy Constable


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Memorial Hermann Sugar Land partners with Fort Bend Youth Football League

Celebrating the new partnership between Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Fort Bend Youth Football League are FBYFL Executive Director Reuben Muhammed; FBYFL Director of Cheer Programs Cynthia Scott; Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Sports Medicine Coordinator Steven Ramirez; Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Chief Executive Officer Jim Brown; and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Director of Business Development Jennifer Zimmerman.

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, currently under construction at the intersection of Barker Cypress Rd. and I-10, received a warm welcome to the community from the West Houston Cracker Barrel --- restaurant employees donated five of the company’s signature rocking chairs to their new neighbor. (L-R) Sabrina Griffin, retail manager of the West Houston Cracker Barrel, and Albert Brown, associate restaurant manager of the West Houston Cracker Barrel, recently presented the rockers to Michelle Riley-Brown, vice president of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Patients and their families will be able to enjoy the rocking chairs in the hospital’s pre-op waiting area when the inpatient hospital facility and pediatric emergency center open in spring 2011.

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital has announced a unique partnership with the Fort Bend Youth Football League (FBYFL). The exclusive sponsorship arrangement is designed to help each player reach his or her full potential. “Our partnership with Fort Bend Youth Football League allows us to be intimately involved with many of the communities that support our hospital,” said Jim Brown, chief executive officer. “We hope that every child will be able to enjoy their football or cheerleading experience without injury; however, should injury or illness occur, we appreciate the trust the league has placed in our facility.” Brown’s enthusiasm is shared by Reuben Muhammed, executive director of FBYFL. “Memorial Hermann is the leader in the medical field within the metropolitan Houston area,” he said. “Many of its employees and patients have children or grandchildren who have and/or will participate in the league. It was unanimous among our 18 franchises that Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is the hospital that we’d like to be our official sponsor and preferred medical care supplier.” The arrangement offers multiple benefits to more than 3,000 youngsters who take part in FBYFL and its cheerleading program. Young athletes will have access to community education, a “fast track for injury” program through the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Emergency Center, preferred scheduling with participating affiliated specialists, on-site athletic trainer coverage as well as necessary supplies and equipment, and complimentary Saturday Sports Injury Clinic. Muhammed explained that kids will not be the only winners. “Coaches will gain handson knowledge and skills from professionals in various medical fields,” he said. “The ability to learn CPR,

FILM REVIEW: Cyrus I travelled to the Angelika Theatre in downtown Houston to see this movie about a “lonely and depressed” man (John C. Reilly) who still has not fully recovered from the divorce from his exwife (Catherine Keener) even though the divorce was seven years earlier. Jamie, the ex-wife, has successfully moved on with her life and is engaged, but still finds it in her heart to help John locate a girlfriend or to at least go to a party and talk to people. John reluctantly goes to the party with his ex and her finance (how pathetic is that?) He decides to get drunk and open up with some honesty and the lovely Molly (Marisa Tomei) overhears his comments and catches him watering some bushes and that magic spark happens. Molly has not had a man in her life in many years due in large part to her peculiarly close relationship with her 21-year-old son Cyrus (Jonah Hill). Cyrus lives at home with mom who he calls “Molly” and they go to the park together everyday to take nature photos. How pathetic is that? Well, Mr. Pathetic hooks up with Ms. Pathetic and they are making music together much to the chagrin of the immature Cyrus. Cyrus hides John’s shoes. How pathetic is that? John C. Reilly’s John is the central character even though the movie is named “Cyrus.” Tomei, Hill, and Reilly are magnificent. Tomei is her

usual understated, sexy self and Jonah Hill delivers a side of his acting abilities that we have not seen thus far. Reilly is the consummate actor with the gift to convey the precise blend of unassuming humor and angst. These three actors demonstrate why many American relationships are so dysfunctional that they enjoy stepping all over each other in order to protect their individual turf and treat honesty as an abandoned virtue. Can’t we all just get along? Jay and Mark Duplass wrote and directed this jewel. I call it a jewel not because it is a great movie or that it is particularly entertaining, but because the Duplass Boys make movies that cause the audience to reflect on their own relationships in order to understand their wacky characters. They are known for their indie films but this time they had the backing of Tony and Ridley Scott; we’ll see if

mainstream will embrace this offbeat flick. During the movie, I had the recurring thought that perhaps this film should be shown to upper-level college psychology students in preparation for their final in Psych 401. My

emotions were neutral most of the time: never got sad, angry or content and did not laugh. That’s kind of pathetic. Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 80. Larry H. sugarlaw@larryharrison.com

first aid skills, heat and fatigue indicators and other health and safety tips is invaluable.” Jennifer Zimmerman, director of business development for Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, said the hospital takes

great pride in its new role. “Through our outreach services, we are able to support the league’s efforts in developing athletes by keeping them healthy and in the game.”

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Charity golf to benefit cancer society

Top row Left to Right: Leena Taneja, Sponsorship Chair; Lowell Stanton, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CFO; Jeremy Finkelstein, Medical Director of EmergiGroup; Parin Shah, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital ER physician; Scott Rivenes, Medical Director of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital ER; Chris Siebenaler, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CEO and Kaelyn Stolhand, Logistics Co-Chair. Bottom row Left to Right: Melissa Roca, Finance Chair; Sean Sevy, Logistics Co-Chair; Pam Spencer, President FBJSL; Beth Butler, Director of Community Relations, FBJSL; Lisa Nobles, Logistics Co-Chair and Pat Hogue, Auction Chair.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the Fort Bend Junior Service League are teaming up to host a new charity golf tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society. Swing for the Cure – presented by EmergiGroup Physician Associates – is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18, at the Houstonian Golf & Country Club in Richmond. All monies raised will stay in the community to help Fort Bend residents who need assistance in their battle against breast cancer. “Swing for the Cure benefits an excellent cause and we’re proud to be associated as the title sponsor,” says Dr. Jeremy Finkelstein, medical director of EmergiGroup Physician Associates, the physicians who staff Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Emergency Department. “Every day, our doctors are on the front line of medicine here in Fort Bend, but Swing for the Cure gives us an opportunity to help on a different level.” In fact, doctors with Emer-

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