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Judges name second round of semifinalists for 2013 Sugar Land Superstar Finale

In the second round of its eighth annual Sugar Land Superstar competition, Sugar Land Town Square judges named six semifinalists who will advance to the finale in August. The American Idol-like singing competition features local talent ages 14 and up. The six semifinalists selected in Round Two are Dani Beale, Taylor Breedlove, Jenea’ Brown, Reagan Johnson, Bralyn Medlock and Kelsey Morrow. These semifinalists will join Round One Semifinalists Darcy Campbell, Laura DeJesus, Sant DeLeon, Carman Hammond and Brittany Villamil to compete at the 2013 Sugar Land Superstar finale on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. The winner will receive a prize package with items from Sugar Land Town Square retailers and restaurants, and will have the opportunity to sing at future Town Square events. The contestants were voted on by a panel of local, celebrity judges, including; Sarah Golden, folk singer/songwriter and former contestant on NBC’s The Voice; Christian Taylor, record representative at Republic Records; and Micahl Wyckoff, music photographer. The judges’ criteria included vocal talent, stage presence and crowd response. Local radio personality Michele Fisher was the evening’s emcee and 2012 Superstar Lauryn Harris opened the show with a concert.

City sought advice from red light camera vendor’s attorney regarding the petition Sugar Land City officials worked hand in hand with a camera company attorney to obtain legal advice on how to reject a citizen’s petition to call for a vote on the red light cameras, Baytown Red Light Camera Coalition and Houston Coalition Against Red Light Cameras, alleged in a joint press release. Copies of emails from Sugar Land City officials undeniably

prove this, according to the Sugar Land petition organizer, H. F. Van Der Grinten. An email dated April 5, 2013 from Sugar Land Assistant City Manager Steve Griffith’s office asks Attorney Andy Taylor, an election law attorney representing Sugar Land’s Red Light camera vendor American Traffic Solutions, (ATS), if state law requires a petition organizer to

be a resident of the city. The email specifically refers to a “red light camera protester… obtaining petition signatures”. The email also references previous discussions with Mr. Taylor and an upcoming meeting with city attorneys and Mr. Taylor. City attorney Mary Ann Powell even warns other city officials that while See ADVICE, Page 4

Fiesta introduces new Market Place in Sugar Land Ever since Fiesta quietly opened its doors without fanfare at the Sugar Creek Shopping Center on July 17, the parking lot has remained full as customers thronged the new store in an unending stream. The store owners are obviously pleased with the overwhelming response, which has replaced the former Gerland’ s. While Fiesta maintained its essential role as a fresh produce, meat and grocery store, it has introduced a new concept called Fiesta Market Place. Sugar Land’s Fiesta Market Place offers imported wines, cheeses and craft beers in the Wine Cellar and Cheese Shop. For the carnivore, the Market Place Meat Market presents ready-to-cook stuffed chicken, Plainville Farms humanelyraised, hormone-free turkey and Aspen Ridge Natural Angus beef. There is a fine selection of cut-to-order meats, as well as seasoned meats that are

ready for the grill. The store also boasts an array of all-natural and organic products, from free-range Smart Chicken® to Fiesta’s famous produce. Be sure to peruse Executive Chef Gilbert’s menu at the Market Place Eatery, featuring entrées and side dishes at the Chef’s Table, breakfast tacos and yogurt parfaits, plus daily hot bars for lunch and dinner. Additional meal options include the Chef’s Corner: a sandwich bar, sushi, a salad station, a burrito bar and a pizza station which uses traditional artisan crusts. Sample Fiesta Market Place’s exclusive Dietz & Watson premium line of Philadelphia deli meats and cheeses, as well as local Slow Dough Bread, Houston’s premier artisan bread company that is operated by a fifth-generation baker. Java aficionados will enjoy Caribou Coffee, the first major US coffeehouse to serve

100% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee. All Caribou Coffee comes from sustainable, eco-friendly sources. As a healthy snack, Red Mango, “America’s favorite fro-yo,” offers probiotic frozen yogurt and smoothies, including a line of dairy-free and products naturally-sweetened with stevia. Fiesta Market Place debuts six Wise Choices health-directive icons -- low sodium; good source of fiber; heart healthy; good source of calcium; carb wise and gluten free -- that help shoppers find healthier food options. An entire section of gluten-free products will also be available. Fiesta Market Place continues its edible celebration at 13833 Southwest Freeway at Sugar Creek Blvd in Sugar Land. Store hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day, and Caribou Coffee opens at 6:30 a.m. Passports are not necessary, just a love of good food.

Sugar Land plans for three bond propositions By SESHADRI KUMAR A citizens’ bond committee recently recommended a $50 million bond election for four quality of life parks projects. A public hearing will be held on Aug. 6 during a regularly scheduled City Council meeting, and a November election with three propositions is expected to be called on Aug. 20. The following projects are expected to be placed on a November ballot as three separate propositions for voters to consider: Parkland development and along the Brazos River would include a multi-purpose lake for canoeing, kayaking, dragon boat races and fishing. Amenities included at the lake would be a boathouse, pier, shelters, restrooms and pavilions. There would also be a series of connecting hike and bike trails. An adjacent festival site could accommodate large-scale events like the City’s annual Fourth of July celebration and other cultural and entertainment events. A network of hike and bike

The community park at Telfair and the hike and bike trail will be listed as two other propositions. Voters can vote yes and no for all three, or pick some and reject some. The City’s current tax rate structure can support existing parks, streets, drainage and utilities; however, the tax rate does not have the capacity for new parks projects. The recommended projects represent a maximum 5 cents on the tax rate over five years or a total of $128 for the average Sugar Land homeowner. Even with the maximum increase to the tax rate, Sugar Land would still have the third lowest tax rate among 63 cities within its population range. Sugar Land’s last bond election was in 1999. At that time, the City expected to implement the projects without increasing the tax rate; however, the tax rate was reduced 5 cents since 1999. The current bond election proposal would increase the tax to no more than the rate in 1999. County mobility bond election Fort Bend County Commissioners Court is working toward a mobility bond election in November. At a special meeting on Monday County Judge Bob Hebert suggested that the bond amount could be $185 million, instead of the initial proposal, which pegged the amount at $150 million. The county judge and commissioners are keen on holding the debt service tax rate at current level. The commisNew patio homes planned for the Imperial master-planned com- sioners are expected to fine munity in the heart of Sugar Land will offer picturesque views tune their project list and finalize the bond amount later of a lake and winding walking paths. See Story on Page 3. this week. trails throughout the City would connect neighborhoods and the community through well designed, well maintained, multi-use trails. A new signature park would include trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, a pavilion and a tennis center. Residents would have access to sports fields for activities such as cricket, soccer, lacrosse, rugby and flag football. More passive amenities would include a labyrinth and bocce courts. At the July 16 city council workshop, a majority of council members preferred three propositions on the ballot, instead of one omnibus ballot for all the four proposed projects. Councilwoman Bridget Yeung favored a single proposition. The bond committee also had suggested a single proposition. In the bond election, the Brazos River project and the festival site project, being adjacent to each other, with common elements, will be combined into one proposition, thus listing the four projects under three propositions.


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Plan now to play in the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s 14th annual Back to School Scramble golf tournament set for Monday, August 26, 2013 at Sweetwater Country Club. Schlumberger is presenting the Back to School Scramble, chaired by Claude Leatherwood and Rod Nelson. Lunch is provided by Chick-fil-A. Your entry fee includes lunch, golf and cart, beverages, dinner reception and special gifts. Foursome teams are $1,000.00 and individual entries are $275. Over $312,000 was awarded in grants to teachers and schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1992, the Foundation has awarded nearly $4.1 million in grants to Fort Bend ISD teachers and schools to fund innovative teaching ideas. The Education Foundation has partnered with the school district and created the Professional Development Grants program. Fort Bend ISD teachers received the benefit of in-service training from nationally recognized education experts in such topics as classroom management, differentiated learning strategies, and character development.

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Missouri City officials explain tax abatements By BARBARA FULENWIDER Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen decided to answer some of the critics regarding tax increments and tax abatements, so Wes Vela, finance director, and Gary Smith, director of development services, did at council’s July 15 meeting. Owen said, “Having $5 million worth of new businesses on the ground and 1,500 new jobs is quite an achievement,” and he noted it was done with tax increments, tax abatements and investment zones. He went on to explain that while numerous nearby towns use one penny of sales tax revenue collected to lure businesses to their town, Missouri City cannot because it doesn’t have a 4B Corporation that uses that penny for economic development. Many years ago, Missouri City officials joined Metro so its discretionary penny from sales taxes goes to Metro’s taxing authority. “Sugar Land can write a check for $5 million to get Minute Maid to move its headquarters to Sugar Land. We can’t,” Owen said, “so we have to have some competitive pieces to compete with the Sugar Lands, Katys, Pearlands. “The only way we can do it is use tax increment, tax abatement and tax investment zones. A number of businesses look at that very closely. It’s the only competitive edge we’ve got. I think we’ve been very frugal in what we’ve done. We have to continue to be careful about not giving away the whole enchilada,” the mayor said. Smith, development services director, began his presentation to council by explaining that a tax increment reinvestment

zone is a way to finance public improvements within a certain defined area and pay for it with the development improvements. The purpose of a reinvestment zone is to encourage desired development in a certain area that would likely not occur except for the financing assistance made available by the zone. A tax increment is the amount of taxes levied over the base value of the property at the time a TIRZ is created. The taxes paid on the base value are paid to each participating governmental entity’s general fund over the life of the TIRZ. Smith said, “With a TIRZ there are no additional taxes or fees levied on the property -- city and county taxes only. The purpose of the zone is to encourage desired development. As taxes increase on the developed or improved property, we can reimburse for the public improvement put in place by the private developer. “Sometime,” Smith said “a city may put those in and get money back. The theory of a TIRZ is that development would not happen without the existence of the zone.” Texas law allows that a TIRZ can be used to finance public works, public improvements, new buildings, other types of structures, fixtures, parks and schools, etc. The funds can also be used to remediate conditions that contaminate public or private land or buildings and preserve a facade of a public or private building, Smith told council. A developer makes public improvements at his/her cost and takes all the risk in anticipation of being reimbursed by

the tax increment, Smith said. The increment comes after a developer builds something and not until then. There is no reimbursement until somebody creates value. Most tax increment reinvestment zones are created for 30 years. Numerous types of public entities, with the exception of school districts, may participate in the zone, which increases the tax increment by multiplying it. All funding for reimbursements, including debt service on any TIRZ bonds, is paid for solely from the tax increment. Missouri City currently has three TIRZ and each was created for 30 years. The first was created in 1999 and goes from U.S. 90A, down Texas Parkway, extends to Independence and down Cartwright. The second TIRZ is primarily the Vicksburg area and the third is in Sienna Plantation. The purpose of the first TIRZ was to build public infrastructure to support business and residential development. The project included extending Fifth Street to FM 1092, Independence Boulevard, hike and bike trail, Independence Park and redeveloping Texas Parkway/ Cartwright Road for a total cost of $71,342 million. The current debt for the project is $6,540,000 from bonds sold to finance the Glen Park subdivision and Texas Parkway sidewalks and drainage. As of 6/30/12 the balance in the increment fund was $535,023 and annual increment is $697,689. The city’s second TIRZ was also created in 1999 and its projects are Lakeshore Harbour subdivision, limited infrastructure for Creekmont subdivision, Fort Bend Town Center and a

traffic signal at Lake Shore Harbour Blvd. and Vicksburg Blvd. The debt for this TIRZ is at $1.8 million for certificates of obligation sold to reimburse Lakeshore Harbour and Fort Bend Town Center and $500,000 for the signal light. The balance in the increment fund as of 6/2012 was $3,305,447 and the annual increment is $1,119,439. The third TIRZ was created in 2008 and its purpose is to create a road network to bring people to the commercial venue of a town center as it develops in Sienna Plantation. The total project of roads and a Houston Community College facility totals $45,916,772. The current balance in the increment fund was $1,168,734 as of 6/2012 and the annual increment is $513,437. After Smith finished his part of the presentation, Vela took over and told council that Missouri City currently has nine active tax abatement agreements and that four reported value in tax year 2012 and five others are expected to report value for tax year 2013. “Of the four we have, all are performing better than what we thought they would,” Vela said. He said the nine tax abatement agreements the city has with companies in their town ranged from 50 percent abatement to 85 percent. “Somewhere in there is what we netted,” Vela said. “Once we get the 2013 figures we’ll update the schedules and have a clearer picture so we can see this is what was proposed and this is what we netted.” Vela told council that the new improvement value from the four companies totaled $17 million.

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Fort Bend ISD hosts Town Hall meetings on July 31 and Aug. 6 torium, 7007 Knights Court, Missouri City 77459 The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the new laws passed recently in the 83rd Texas Legislative session, including House Bill 5 (HB5), and the changes to upcoming Accountability Ratings. The Texas Legislature has created a new landscape for school children with the many education bills that were passed and signed into law during the 83rd Session of the Texas Legislature( held from January through May 2013). Tuesday, August 6 One of the most impactful 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Elkins High School Audi- bills that became law is HB5. It

Fort Bend ISD invites parents, guardians and students to attend one of two Town Hall meetings to be held on Wednesday, July 31, at Austin High School and on Tuesday, August 6, at Elkins High School. The times and meeting locations are: Wednesday, July 31 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Austin High School Auditorium, 3434 Pheasant Creek Drive , Sugar Land 77498

has already revised high school testing requirements, and it will greatly change high school graduation plans. Although many of the details are still being finalized by the Texas Education Agency, we want to share the latest information the District has received and where you can find new information as it is released. HB5 does not affect the new state accountability ratings that will be assigned for the first time to all districts and campuses in August. As described in the final decisions released by the commis-

sioner on April 23, 2013, the 2013 state accountability rating system will be based on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness® (STAAR) grades 3-8 assessments administered in spring 2013 and the STAAR end-of-course (EOC) assessments administered in summer 2012, fall 2012, and spring 2013. The changes to the number of EOC assessments required for graduation will affect the state rating system beginning with the 2013-14 school year. For a flyer in English and Spanish, go to fortbendisd.com.

Imperial Sugar Land unveils plans for first neighborhoods The Johnson Development Corp. has announced the first residential neighborhoods in Imperial Sugar Land: 116 patio homes, some with waterfront views, and 27 single and twostory townhomes facing Imperial Boulevard, one of the community’s signature, tree-lined boulevards. Located at Highway 6 and Highway 90A, the masterplanned community of Imperial is the largest remaining development opportunity in Sugar Land incorporating retail, residential, entertainment and office to create a premier destination to live, work, shop and play. Imperial’s new patio homes will range in size from 1,800 – 4,000 square feet with a limited

number of homes located in the gated, waterfront neighborhood of Quiet Cove. Prices for the new patio homes will range from the $300’s to the $700’s, according to Shay Shafie, general manager of the 716-acre master-planned community. Imperial’s new townhomes will range in size from 1,800 – 2,600 square feet with open living, dining and kitchen areas, first floor master bedrooms and three-car detached garages accessible from behind the homes to create a pleasing street scene. The new patio homes and townhomes, both with custom features, are designed to appeal to empty nesters who have raised families in Sugar Land but prefer to stay in the area in a

low-maintenance home. “These new home types represent a lifestyle that’s hard to find in Sugar Land,” says Shafie. “The patio-style homes are very popular in Johnson Development’s other communities and we expect a similar response in Imperial.” Imperial’s new patio homes and townhomes are expected to be available for sale by the end of 2013 with models for both scheduled to open in the Spring of 2014. Builders for both the patio homes and townhomes will be announced in August. The new patio homes and townhomes will be a short walk down the tree-lined Imperial Boulevard to the community’s Historic District, a weekly Farm-

er’s Market and Constellation Field, another strong selling point for Imperial. Other progress in Imperial includes the completion of an impressive entry on Highway 6 across from the Sugar Land Municipal Airport. Its signature fountain is expected to be finished by the end of the year. For more information, visit www.imperialsugarland.com. Imperial Sugar Land consists of 716 acres representing the largest remaining development opportunity in Sugar Land, Texas. Imperial Sugar Company, the oldest continuously operating business in the State of Texas, processed sugar on the site for more than 160 years.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is now Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has a new name. Effectively immediately, Fort Bend’s leading health care institution is now known as Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The Methodist system, now Houston Methodist, changed its name to differentiate its hospitals from approximately 80 other Methodist hospitals across the country. “The quality of Methodist’s

medical care and our compassionate culture give us a unique identity, one that has significant strength both in Houston and in Fort Bend,” says Houston Methodist Sugar Land CEO, Chris Siebenaler. “This new approach helps solidify our connection to Houston and to the legacy of excellence at The Methodist Hospital, now known as Houston Methodist Hospital. Houston Methodist

Sugar Land Hospital is proud to be a part of this history and we’re excited about carrying the new brand forward.” The new names of the four community hospitals will now be: •Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital •Houston Methodist West Hospital •Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital •Houston Methodist San Ja-

cinto Hospital “While there are many other Methodist hospitals across the country this new name will establish, quickly and permanently, the fact that Houston Methodist is indeed the only one … the one that is leading medicine, and the one that is becoming a national presence,” said Marc Boom, M.D., president and CEO of Houston Methodist..

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they will let Taylor give them legal advice on Captain Van’s petition that, “at the end of the day, this company ended up SUING city of Houston and won millions of dollars---ie he’s not our friend.” City Attorney Mary Ann Powell’s email reads thus: “This guy may be calling you, Robin, re Mr. Van Der _. He is legal counsel for ATS. I told him he could ask you re whether Mr.V ever officially tried to file a petition with us. He’s sorta on our side but remember, at end of the day, this company ended up SUING city of Houston and won millions of dollars----i.e. he’s not our friend.” Houston and Baytown residents may remember Andy Taylor as the attorney that sued to deny votes in their cities in 2010 during their camera elections. “It appears Sugar Land is so desperate to keep the camera money rolling in that not only will they deny their own citizens the right to vote on the

issue but they would actually strategize with an expert who might eventually sue them on how to keep camera petitions from going to the ballot,” the camera coalition said. Responding to the press release from the red light camera opponents, Doug Adolph, spokesman for the City of Sugar Land said: We did an extensive amount of legal research, including what other cities have done when petitions are received. We hired outside legal counsel specializing in election law. We held one meeting with ATS to discuss the petition and our contract. We can cancel our contract at any time with 30 days’ notice. At the end of the day, our city attorney worked with our city secretary to determine how to proceed. Sugar Land’s City Charter designates the city secretary as the official responsible for reviewing and validating petitions. A report based on the city secretary’s review of the material was presented to City

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for: Cost Recovery for Emergency Services RFP # 009-14 The City of Missouri City is soliciting proposals for cost recovery for emergency services. No pre-proposal conference is scheduled for this solicitation. All questions for solicitations shall be submitted in writing emailed to Alfonso Guerrero Jr., Purchasing and Risk Manager, at email address: aguerrero@missouricitytx.gov. The deadline for submitting questions for this solicitation is 2:00 PM CT, August 2, 2013. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time August 7, 2013 and then publicly opened. Proposal packages are available by contacting the DemandStar bid service at (800) 711-1712 and requesting the proposal name above for the City of Missouri City, Texas. Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the proposal title and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Proposal Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Proposal packages marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Proposals are publicly opened in the City Hall Council Chambers. Alfonso Guerrero Jr. MBA CTSBO Purchasing and Risk Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for: INSURANCE BENEFITS CONSULTANTING SERVICES RFP # 007-14 The City of Missouri City is soliciting proposals for insurance benefits consulting services. No pre-proposal conference is scheduled for this solicitation. All questions for solicitations shall be submitted in writing emailed to Alfonso Guerrero Jr., Purchasing and Risk Manager, at email address: aguerrero@ missouricitytx.gov. The deadline for submitting questions for this solicitation is 2:00 PM CT, August 2, 2013. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time August 7, 2013 and then publicly opened. Proposal packages are available by contacting the DemandStar bid service at (800) 711-1712 and requesting the proposal name above for the City of Missouri City, Texas. Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery package with the solicitation title and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Proposal Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Proposal packages marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Proposals are opened publicly in the City Hall Council Chambers. Alfonso Guerrero Jr. MBA CTSBO Purchasing and Risk Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

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Council on June 4. According to the report, the petition included the required number of signatures; however, the signatures were not collected in the manner specified by the City Charter, a document that was reviewed and updated by Sugar Land voters in 2011. Specific requirements that were not met include the following: •The petition did not contain the names and addresses of the five-member committee of petitioners. •The petition was not accompanied by a circulator’s affidavit of the person circulating the petition. •A copy of the petition was not submitted to the City Secretary’s office within five days of the initial petition date. Following the report, City Council members said the receipt of the petition represents a significant concern of Sugar Land residents, so City Manager Allen Bogard recommended the creation of an independent citizen task force to study the effectiveness of red light cameras. The task force was recently appointed and will begin work on Aug. 1 For the current fiscal year, Sugar Land projects to clear about $200,000 from red light camera revenue. This represents about .2 percent of our entire City budget. The red light camera program is not about revenue; it’s about making our intersections safer and saving lives, and we have the data to prove it. Meanwhile, city council appointed an 11-member task force to study the future of red light cameras in Sugar Land. Mayor Jimmy Thompson emphasized that the task force will be truly “independent.” He urged the city manager to provides the task force with all the resources and information needed.

Dialysis patients, Fish tank owners should prepare for Chloramine conversion The City of Sugar Land plans to begin using chloramines to disinfect its public drinking water on Aug. 15. The change from chlorine to chloramines is necessary as Sugar Land transitions to the use of legislatively mandated surface water. Chloramines will reduce the levels of disinfection byproducts in the City’s water system while still providing protection from waterborne disease. The change to chloramines can impact people dependent on dialysis machines. A toxic condition known as hemolytic anemia can occur if the disinfectant is not completely removed from water used in dialysis machines. Dialysis patients typically utilize a device such as a charcoal filter to remove the chloramine from their water. Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for other medical equipment. Water with chloramines can also be toxic to fish; however, it’s safe for all other animals. Chemicals or filters used in fish tanks should be designed for water treated with chloramines. The City has notified residents of the change in a number of ways. An announcement was sent to homeowner associations for inclusion in neighborhood newsletters. Letters were sent to area physicians, dialysis centers and the City’s wholesale water customer, Fort Bend Municipal Utility District 128. Pet store managers were provided flyers to alert their customers. For questions concerning the change, contact 281-275-2450.

Response to the editorial: Neither is Sugar Land a land of honey nor Missouri City a “misery” city To the Editor: Kindly indulge me as I address what I perceive to be mischaracterizations in the over 1300 word editorial you wrote on July 10 regarding the Missouri City Council meeting held on July 1. Seshadri, you were at that meeting. After the vote, when asked of me, I willingly provided you a copy of my comments. A video of the meeting is also posted for retrospective review. You know what I said. Yet, your ability to accurately recall statements made by me during the meeting is evidently, and I hope only momentarily, impaired. For the record, again, I opposed the amendment to rezone 30 acres of land from a retail district to a multifamily district. In my opinion, this land should be preserved for a multi-use development like The Woodlands Town Center. Such a development would bring an urban feel to the otherwise mostly residential focus of Missouri City. In fact, page 2.3 of the 2009 City Comprehensive Plan states, “a number of issues and concerns were expressed related to land use and development patterns in Missouri City, as well as various urban design features in involving both private site development and public spaces.” One of the key issues expressed in the Plan is “Increasing Community Cohesion.” A 600 unit apartment complex built independently of any master planned development will not provide community cohesion. The 2009 Adopted Comprehensive Plan allows for construction of apartments. As I stated on July 1, the council should follow that plan. Prior to the July 1 meeting, city council already approved almost 2,300 potential apartments units. You are mistaken when stating that my message was, “Missouri City is not as smart as Sugar Land because Sugar Land has a town center.” My message, as clearly stated during the meeting, is our residents want a leisure destination—like Sugar Land Town Center—where people can ggather, connect and socialize.

Furthermore, I never stated that apartments are a magnet to anti-social elements and lead to an increase in crime and bring down property values. I did not speak “on behalf” of any group. As I stated during the council meeting, my statements reflect my opinion alone, as a Missouri City resident for 15 years. Though many citizens may (or may not) agree with me, I represent no group. Like you, I wholeheartedly agree that council members – and mayors, school board trustees, and other elected officials – should be polite to citizens when discussing matters of public policy. I was polite when addressing the council. That a few council members and the mayor were, by your measure, ostensibly “intimidated” by my statements does not excuse their behavior toward me and other speakers. I invite your readers to view the video of the meeting (www.missouricitytx.gov) and render their own judgment. The way Mayor Owen and Councilmen Wyatt and Smith behaved was inappropriate, but in retrospect predictable. They were in the uncomfortable position, perhaps for the first time, of having to defend a proposal that the city staff did not recommend; and the city will not get a single penny of property tax revenue from them until 2029. I agree with you that credibility is important for all parties to a discussion. I therefore challenge you to provide to me in writing any distortion of facts made by me during the council meeting. Regarding posts on the Facebook forum Missouri City Concerns, on numerous occasions official records and documents have been produced to substantiate claims made by members. By contrast, Mayor Owen and Councilmen Wyatt and Smith produced no documents for distribution in advance of, or during, the public hearing on the proposed rezoning, which they could have easily done. Yes, they could have been more transparent. Regarding commercial developments, a municipal leisure destination like the Sugar

Land Town Center is built only after review and approval by the city government. The City of Sugar Land was an active participant in the development of Sugar Land Town Center. Given that City Hall is at the center of Sugar Land Town Center reflects such engagement. I invite you to imagine a similar type of development at Texas 6 and the Fort Bend Tollway. You cite a newspaper article (Nov. 2007) citing where the “Sienna Plantation Lifestyle District is promising a $306 million town center development near Texas 6 and Sienna Parkway.” My current understanding is that Sienna Plantation is not developing a town center as was done in Sugar Land, or as planned for the Imperial site. Instead they are now planning to sell the land. You also state that “The town center project has been discussed several times by city council and as late as last year, the city applied for an H-GAC grant for a project study.” So six years later, city council is still discussing a town center project, and has reached a point where they are now seeking a grant to study it more. City council also completed a study for the Texas Parkway corridor. All of these studies are to no avail. Has it occurred to you and the city council that these types of developments across the Houston area are understandably located at the intersection of major thoroughfares – not along secondary feeder roads? The intersection of Texas 6 and the Fort Bend Tollway is the last location where the city can establish a leisure destination with services and attractions that truly draw citizens and visitors to Missouri City. My position is consistent with the 2009 Adopted Comprehensive Plan. But what did the majority of city government approve next for construction at that location - a new City Hall, office buildings, lofts, a public plaza, a high end hotel, a company associated with the Texas Medical Center? No. They chose to modify the plan to allow more apartments.

SESHADRI S KUMAR writes: The opening premise of Ms. Bailey’s letter is based on her opinion that I was at least “momentarily impaired” and hence, unable to accurately recall statements made by her on July 1. The city council proceedings of July 1 were reported by me in the July 3 edition. It was a straight forward report of the meeting, without comments. The July 10 article was an opinion piece. Ms. Bailey did not complain about the news report, but takes issue with the commentary, based on facts. She “perceives” them to be “mischaracterizations.” Ms. Bailey says “You are mistaken when stating that my message was, “Missouri City is not as smart as Sugar Land because Sugar Land has a town center.” This sentence summarized Ms. Bailey’s sentiments as a prelude to her actual message and Ms. Bailey quotes only a part of the sentence to make her point. The complete sentence was: Bailey’s message was Missouri City is not as smart as Sugar Land because Sugar Land has a town center and Missouri City should plan for a town center on Hwy. 6 and Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road. Ms. Bailey says “Furthermore, I never stated that apartments are a magnet to antisocial elements and lead to an

increase in crime and bring down property values.” She is denying a statement that was not attributed to her. In my editorial I never attributed this statement to Ms. Bailey and instead alluded to the prevailing public opinion. My statement read : Now, turning to the apartment issue, the usual objections are that apartments are a magnet to anti-social elements, they lead to increase in crime and bring down property values. Ms. Bailey insists that the proposed apartment site is the best site fro a town center. When the mayor asked her if she knew about the plan that Missouri City had for a town center, Ms. Bailey denied any knowledge about the plan. In fact, she suggested that the city should have been more “transparent.” She repeats the charge here. If someone is ignorant of a plan, does it mean that the city is not transparent? After first denying that there was any town center plan, then Ms. Bailey dismisses the plan as of no consequence. The public hearing on rezoning for apartments had nothing to do with the proposed town center. The issue came up only because Ms. Bailey wanted a town center in that location. One would expect elected officials to be well informed or at least better informed than lay individuals.

Then, Ms. Bailey talks Then Ms about various plans. “All of these studies are to no avail. Has it occurred to you and the city council that these types of developments across the Houston area are understandably located at the intersection of major thoroughfares – not along secondary feeder roads? The intersection of Texas 6 and the Fort Bend Tollway is the last location where the city can establish a leisure destination with services and attractions that truly draw citizens and visitors to Missouri City.” Ms. Bailey has little confidence in Missouri City. She advocates elsewhere that the mayor needs to be thrown out as if it will result in a booming town center. I have seen first hand the development of Sienna Plantation, Riverstone, the birth and growth of Sugar Land Town Square, the germination of a town center plan for Missouri City and vigorous debates about apartments over the last two decades and reported on them extensively. But, Ms. Baily did not even have the confidence in this writer’s professionalism, when she doubted that I may not even publish her letter. I wish Ms. Bailey had a little better discrimination. It is not my intention to engage in a debate with Ms. Bailey and I reluctantly chose to publish these remarks.

Jenny Bailey Missouri City


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News FBISD teacher arrested On July 16, Texas Southern University (TSU) Police arrested Kenyan Rodgers who has been a teacher at Ridgegate Elementary since February 2, 2004. Rodgers was charged with one count of Indecency With a Child by Contact and one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault and has been in the Harris County Jail since his arrest. These charges are a result of a TSU Police investigation which began on July 15 involving a 13-year old female victim. Rodgers is on administrative leave. Fort Bend ISD Police are conducting a separate investigation. The safety of our students is our highest priority, and anyone with information about any inappropriate conduct is asked to contact the Fort Bend ISD Police at (281) 634-5500 or the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (281) 491-TIPS (491-8477).

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on April 11th, 2013, by the 25th Judicial District Court of Lavaca County, Texas, in Cause #10-0621497CV in favor of the Plaintiff - Lavaca River Operating Co., LLC, Plaintiff, for the sum of $224,125.46 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on May 14, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 22nd day of July, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant (s) ZK Drilling Co.,LLC, had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: NOTE: SALE LOCATION WILL BE KT STORAGE, 1923 HIGHWAY 6 SOUTH, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77077 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 1- WILSON MOBILE 42 DRILLING RIG. SUBSTRUCTURE ON TRAILER WITH CATWALK 1-96’ DERRICK WITH SEPARATE TRAILER 1- TRAILER MOUNTED DOGHOUSE 1- GARDNER DENVER MUD PUMP, SKID MOUNTED, POWERED BY CAT 3406 1- GARDNER DENVER MUD PUMP, SKID MOUNTED, POWERED BY CAT 1160 6000 FEET OF 4 1/2� DRILL PIPE 4 PIPE RACKS 1-500 GAL FUEL TANK TERMS: CASH TIME: Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Sjt. L. Lawrence #191 Deputy Constable NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 20th day of June, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12-DCV-198998 in favor of the Plaintiff - Briargate Community Improvement Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,966.00 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 1st day of July, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Harrison T. Stewart and Willie D. Stewart had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 6th day of August, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 36, BLOCK 8, OF BRIARGATE, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 9, PAGE 3, IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AND MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 15407 WILLMORE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $64,300.00 Property is sod with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

Woman arrested for alleged sex with child The boy’s mother provided evidence that she believed was connected with the assault. Torres lives in a neighborhood near the child. The assault is believed to have occurred at the child’s home on May 23 when he stayed home from school. Torres is currently being

Torres Sugar Land police arrested Sarah Marie Torres, 33, of Sugar Land, on July 16 for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy. The teen told a family member about a sexual relationship with his ex-girlfriend’s mother, and Sugar Land police were notified of the assault on June 3. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 for replat of Fulbrook Section 5C, being a partial replat of Fulbrook, Section 5B, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Robert Deden with Deden Services LLC at 713-461-8822 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR SEALED COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS Sealed Competitive Proposals will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 for the following until THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. CST). All proposals will then be opened in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 and the names of the proposers made public. Proposals received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Solicitation and any and all addendums will be posted on Purchasing Agent’s website located at www.fortbendcountytx.gov. RFP 13-078 – CONSTRUCTION SERVICES-2218 OFFICE BUILDINGS A pre-RFP conference will be conducted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 9:00AM (CST). The pre-RFP conference will be held at the Fort Bend County Purchasing Department located in the Travis Annex at 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, Texas 77469. All vendors are encouraged to attend. Lump sum pricing is required. Bonds are required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 25th day of June, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. DANIEL ROSAS in Cause #06-DCV-152843 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 6th day of August, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B� of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT I: GEO: 0064000001673907 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 0.500 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, BEING THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THAT CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 1.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LOCATED IN THE WILLIAM NEAL SURVEY, ABSTRACT 64, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN THE DEED FROM ELLA ALLISON, INDEPENDENT EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF AVERY ALLISON, DECEASED TO ELLA ALLISON, DATED SEPTEMBER 10,1984 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 8445389 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF REAL PROPERTY OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 1ST day of JULY, 2013 as the property of JANIEL ROSAS AKA DANIEL T. ROSAS SR. to satisfy a judgment amounting to $5,963.21, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 1st day of July , 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 19th day of June, 2013 by the 400th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause #10-DCV-182555 in favor of the Plaintiff - Townewest Community Improvement Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,871.43 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 8th day of July, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Suzanne Chiari AKA Joyce Chiari AKA Suzanne Joy Crisp had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 6th day of August,2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; VIZ: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 40, BLOCK 7, 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, TEXAS, UNDER VOLUME 30, PAGE 10, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $85,730.00 Property is sod with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

held in the Fort Bend County jail on a $150,000 bond. The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342TIPS (8477). NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 18th day of June, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 10-DCV-185160 in favor of the Plaintiff - Hunters Glen Community Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,403.10 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 8th day of July, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Ruby Raglin Haynes had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 6th day of August, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 13, BLOCK 10, OF HUNTERS GLEN, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 20, PAGE 8 IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $73,160.00 Property is sod with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

Bargain Book Sale Join the First Colony Friends of the Library on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the monthly book sale at First Colony Library (2121 Austin Parkway). Most items $1 or less. Proceeds benefit the library and its programs especially the summer reading program.

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 20th day of May, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 10-DCV-183751 in favor of the Plaintiff - Hunters Glen Community Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,021.47 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 1st day of July, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - James T. Reliford. and Tamarra Ruben had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 6th day of August, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 60, BLOCK 4, OF HUNTERS GLEN, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 20, PAGE 8 IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $92,300.00 Property is sod with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 400TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 25th day of June, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. PAUL JOSEPH KIRKPATRICK, ET AL in Cause #12-DCV-200534 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 6th day of August, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B� of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 1081010020100901 LOT 1O IN BLOCK 2 OF ANNEX ONE TO ALLENDALE MANOR, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 262, PAGE 303 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 1ST day of JULY, 2013 as the property of PAUL JOSEPH KIRKPATRICK DEBORAH FAYE BRYAN AKA DEBORAH FITZPATRICK, CITIFINANCIAL, INC., to satisfy a judgment amounting to $2,667.60, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of CITY OF ROSENBERG, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, LAMAR CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 1st day of July , 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

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Highland Homes Luncheon . Highland homes held a luncheon at the ZAZA hotel for agents that sold at least two Highland Homes within the last 6 months and their guests. There were approx. 32 agents at the luncheon that got a chance to unlock the Mercedes and win it. The lucky winner that had the winning key was Nancy Zhang of RE/MAX Heritage. Congratulations Nancy! Also other agents got a chance to roll the inflatable dice for a chance to win cash money.

Catholic Daughter Garage Sale Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Theresa of Lisieux #2211 Annual Garage Sale will be held Thursday, July 25, from 6-9 p.m., Friday, July 26, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m, and Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to noon in the St. Theresa Catholic Church Community Center, at 705 St. Theresa Blvd. in Sugar Land. Items for sale include adult and children’s clothing, shoes, furniture, linens, toys, sports and outdoor equipment, household and holiday items, dishes, knick knacks, books, and other treasures. Proceeds from the sale are for scholarships and charitable donations. The Junior Catholic Daughters will sell food and refreshments on the first evening of the Garage Sale. For more information, contact Chairpersons : Henrietta Pospisil, 713-204-5493, or Cheryl Pospisil, 281-507-9259. PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE Fort Bend County and Fort Bend County Drainage District, in cooperation with the Texas Water Development Board, is performing a Flood Protection Planning Study Phase II on Gapps Slough in Precinct 1 and is seeking public input for the study. A “Public Meeting” to receive input will be held at the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Dr, Richmond TX, first floor meeting room at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013. Residents of Royal Lakes Estates, Bridlewood Estates, Summer Lakes, Rivers Mist, Rivers Run and Bonbrook Plantation subdivisions are encouraged to attend along with representatives of businesses, churches, etc. in the vicinity of these subdivisions. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 240TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 2ND day of July 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. EMILIO RAMOS in Cause #09-DCV-172235 and to me as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 6TH day of August, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1:GEO: 0241000000779906 LOT 49 IN BLOCK 3 OF CHAPARRAL ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE H & T. C. RAILROAD COMPANY SURVEY, ABSTRACT 241, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING DESCRIBED IN A CONTRACT OF SALE RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE N. 9321711 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING THAT SAME PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON THE PLINTIFF’S TAX ROLLS AS ACCOUNT NO. 0241000000779906. Levied on the 2ND day of July 2013 as the property of EMILIO RAMOS, NICK MARTINEZ, FORT BEND PAWNSHOP,INC. to satisfy a judgment amounting to $12,441.48, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of NEEDVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRlCT, FORT BEND COUNTY; WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD ROAD CONTROL. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS THE 2ND day of JULY, 2013. A.J. Dorr, Pct. 1 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy Mike Beard

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NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 25th day of June 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of NEEDVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. JESSICA RODRIGUEZ in Cause #09-DCV-175120 and to me as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 6TH day of August, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1:GEO: 0022000000032906 BEING LOTS 1,2,8 AND PT 3, 7, AND 10 IN TRACT 21, ABSTRACT 22, HOUSE ONLY ACCOUNT 000-0052 IN THE JC TOLMAN SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED UNDER THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 26th day of June 2013 as the property of Jessica Rodriguez to satisfy a judgment amounting to $9,314.62, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of NEEDVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRlCT, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD ROAD CONTROL AND WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 26TH day of JUNE, 2013. A.J. Dorr, Pct. 1 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy Mike Beard

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 18th day of June, 2013 by the 400th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12DCV-200292 in favor of the Plaintiff - Woodcreek Reserve Community Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,136.41 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 1st day of July, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Jorge Alejandro Rodrieguez. and Tiffiny L. Rodriguez had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 6th day of August, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 5, IN BLOCK 5, OF WOOD CREEK RESERVE, SECTION 6, A SUBDIVISON IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 20050234 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1202 CHAPEL CONE LANE, KATY, TEXAS 77494 ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $290,200.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M.

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 25th day of June 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of NEEDVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. JOEL C. MARTINEZ in Cause #09-DCV-176872 and to me as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 6TH day of August, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: 1.5 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, OUT OF H& T.C.R.R.CO. SURVEY, SECTION 48, THE JAMES SIMON SURVEY, ABSTRACT 746, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AS DESCRIBED IN DEED DATED FEBRUARY 9, 1960, FROM W.F. LEHMEN ET UX, TO R. P. WARD ET UX, RECORDED IN VOL. 401, AT PAGE 425, DEED RECORDS, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. TRCAT 2: GEO: 0746000000150906 1.5 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, OUT OF H& T.C.R.R.CO. SURVEY, SECTION 48, THE JAMES SIMON SURVEY, ABSTRACT 746, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AS DESCRIBED IN DEED DATED JANUARY 20, 1959, FROM W.F. LEHMEN ET UX, TO R. P. WARD ET UX, RECORDED IN VOL. 388, AT PAGE 200, DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 26th day of June 2013 as the property of JOEL C. MARTINEZ to satisfy a judgment amounting to $8,467.88, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of NEEDVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRlCT; WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT; AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD ROAD CONTROL. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE.

Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 26TH day of JUNE, 2013. A.J. Dorr, Pct. 1 Constable Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy Mike Beard

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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 7, 2013 in cause numbered 10DCV177700 styled Chelsea Harbour Homeowners Assoc vs. Hussain Virani, in which a judgment was rendered on October 8, 2010 in favor of Chelsea Harbour Homewners Assoc for the sum of EIGHT THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY EIGHT DOLLARS & FORTY EIGHT CENTS ($8978.48); 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 11, 2013 and will on Aug 6, 2013, Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest Hussain Virani to and in the following described Real Property: Lot (63), in Block (4) of Chelsea Harbour, Section (1), a subdivision in Fort Bend County, Texas, according to the plat thereof recorded in slide number 2219/A and 2219/B of the map/plat records of Fort Bend County, Texas (“the property”) The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Chelsea Harbour Homeowners Assoc, Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: 1418 EUGENE HEIMANN CIRCLE PARKING GARAGE RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: August 6, 2013 TIME: Approx. 10:00 am BY: Sergeant Kutach TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 25th day of June, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY vs. DAVID W. HINDS, SR., AKA DAVID HINES, ET AL in Cause #08-DCV-163787 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 6th day of August, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 2500020050400907 LOT 4, IN BLOCK 5, OF CHASEWOOD, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 11, PAGE 2, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 1ST day of JULY, 2013 as the property of DAVID W. HINDS, SR. A/KiA DAVID HINES, CHASEWOOD COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION to satisfy a judgment amounting to $18,537.23, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY AND ALL OTHER RELATED ENTITIES AND CITY OF HOUSTON. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 1st day of July , 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

CAUSE NO. 12-CPR-024269 THE STATE OF TEXAS ESTATE OF WINTER GORDON, SR, DECEASED YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO SUMMON THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF Winter Gordon, Sr, all of whose names, residences, and whereabouts are unknown to Plaintiff(s), Diana Gordon Offord by publication of this Citation once, at least ten (1 0) days previous to the return day hereof, in some newspaper published in your County, to appear at the next regular term of the County Court at Law 4 setting as the Probate Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, after service has been perfected, to be held in the Fort Bend County Justice Center, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, thereof in Richmond, Texas, the same being Monday, the 5th day of August, 2013, then and there to file a written contest or answer to the Petition filed in said Court on the 5th day of July, 2013, in a probate action now pending in said Court in the above numbered and styled Estate on the Probate Docket of said Court, wherein, Diana Gordon Offord is Plaintiff and the UNKNOWN HEIRS of said Deceased are the Defendants; allegations as shown in said petition now on file in the Fort Bend County Clerk’s office. HEREIN FAIL NOT, but have you before said Court, at the time aforesaid, this Writ, with your return thereon, showing how you have executed the same. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT, at office in Richmond, Texas, this the 15th day of July, 2013. DIANNE WILSON, COUNTY CLERK FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 301 JACKSON, SUITE 101 RICHMOND, TX 77469-3108 By Brittany Moore Deputy NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 25th day of June, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. PATRICIA BECERRA in Cause #12-DCV-200525 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 6th day of August, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 2805000160010901 LOT 1 IN BLOCK 16 OF THE LUCILLE K. DYER ADDITION, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 2, PAGE 17 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 1ST day of JULY, 2013 as the property of PATRICIA BECERRA to satisfy a judgment amounting to $14,022.52, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of CITY OF ROSENBERG, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, LAMAR CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 1st day of July , 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) for: Concrete Sidewalk Construction and Repair CSP # 003-14 The City of Missouri City is soliciting proposals for concrete sidewalk construction and repair. The City intends to contract with a contractor(s) to provide all material, labor, and equipment necessary to perform new construction and repairs of concrete sidewalks at various locations in the City on an as-needed basis. A pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for 10:00 AM CT, Monday July 22, 2013 in City Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time July 31, 2013 and then publicly opened. CSP packages are available by contacting the DemandStar bid service at (800) 711-1712 and requesting the proposal name above for the City of Missouri City, Texas. Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the CSP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Proposal Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Proposal packages marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Proposals are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Alfonso Guerrero Jr. MBA CTSBO Purchasing and Risk Manager City of Missouri City, Texas


INDEPENDENT • JULY 24, 2013 • Page 7 NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF TEXAS

STATE OF TEXAS

BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF SALE

§ § §

FORT BEND COUNTY

and issued pursuant to judgment decree(s) of the District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date, in the hereinafter numbered and styled suit(s) and to me directed and delivered as Sheriff or Constable of said County, I have on July 2, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in August, 2013, the same being the 6th day of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway "B", in the City of Richmond, Texas, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Fort Bend and the State of Texas, towit: Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

10-DCV185949 04/09/13

460000443000090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. MAGNOLIA PLACE, LT 443, VOL 7 AUDLEY OWEN ARNOLD, ET AL 2, PG 6* JUNE 25, 2013

$87,350.00

10-DCV185988 04/18/13

315000007020090 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT 7 SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. ROY L. SMITH JUNE 25, 2013

TR 1: LT "B", BLK 7, TOWN OF FRESNO, BOOK 2, PG. 5*

$14,450.00

3

10-DCV185988 04/18/13

315000017010090 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT 7 SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. ROY L. SMITH JUNE 25, 2013

TR. 2: FRESNO, BLK 17, LTS 1, 2, & 3*

$7,680.00

$3,300.00

4

10-DCV185988 04/18/13

315000017040090 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT 7 SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. ROY L. SMITH JUNE 25, 2013

TR 3: FRESNO, BLK 17, LTS 4, 5 & 6, BOOK 2, PG.5*

$7,050.00

$3,100.00

10-DCV185988 04/18/13

315000017070090 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT 7 SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. ROY L. SMITH JUNE 25, 2013

TR: 4: FRESNO, BLK 17, LTS 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11, BOOK 2, PG 5*

$14,170.00

10-DCV185988 04/18/13

315000018010090 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT 7 SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. ROY L. SMITH JUNE 25, 2013

TR. 5: FRESNO, BLK 18, LTS 1, 2, 3 & 4 ), BOOK 2, PG 5*

$7,300.00

7

11-DCV187710 04/09/13

005700610000090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. LELA 8 MAE HEARNE, ET AL JUNE 25, 2013

ABST 57, JAS MCCORMICK SRVY, ACS 4.45, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. 99076876*

8

11-DCV190354 03/21/13

9

1

2

5

6

BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF SALE

§ § §

FORT BEND COUNTY

and issued pursuant to judgment decree(s) of the District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date, in the hereinafter numbered and styled suit(s) and to me directed and delivered as Sheriff or Constable of said County, I have on July 1, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in August, 2013, the same being the 6th day of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway "B", in the City of Richmond, Texas, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Fort Bend and the State of Texas, towit: Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

1

09-DCV176636 04/16/13

915001003015090 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT 7 SCHOOL DISTRICT, ET AL VS. PAULINE OGUZIE, ET AL JUNE 25, 2013

WATERFORD SEC 1, BLK 3, LT 15, VOL 26, PG 16*

$180,130.00

$11,000.00

2

10-DCV186009 04/13/11

495004028190090 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT 7 SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. REGINALD DARNELL BURT, ET JUNE 25, 2013 AL

THE MEADOWS, SEC 4, BLK 28, LT 19, VOL. 11, PG. 4*

$146,120.00

$8,530.00

3

11-DCV192529 04/09/13

941101001022090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 KERRY GROGAN JUNE 25, 2013

WESTON LAKES VILLAGE, SEC 1, BLK 1, LT 22, SLIDE NO. 791/B*

$16,250.00

$3,569.87

4

12-DCV199687 04/16/13

002900000133090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JANET ABST 29, C FULSHEAR, ACS 0.50, 1 MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. HICKS, AKA JANET SCYRUS 9510464* HICKS JUNE 25, 2013

$117,490.00

$26,000.00

5

12-DCV200557 04/16/13

378001103009090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 ALFONSO GOMEZ, ET AL JUNE 25, 2013

$106,070.00

$8,800.00

6

12-DCV202601 04/16/13

026201011200091 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ABST 262, I & G N R R SURV, #3, 4 ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF GREATER 2.0266 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. 2010114514* HOUSTON, INC. JUNE 25, 2013

$234,710.00

$14,000.00

$19,015.00

$4,300.00

THE GROVE SEC 1, BLK 3, LT 9, VOL 22, PG 48*

$4,800.00

$3,500.00

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

$29,130.00

$7,000.00

739500040006090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. CITY OF RICHMOND, BLK 40, 1 PATRICIA J. GREENWOOD, AKA LTS 6 & 7, VOL 8, PG 3* PATRICIA JANNAE JUNE 25, 2013 GREENWOOD, ET AL

$28,030.00

$5,300.00

11-DCV190684 04/09/13

460000610401090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. SAM 7 PAUL HILL, ET AL JUNE 25, 2013

$13,120.00

$5,600.00

10

11-DCV190775 03/21/13

032900040002390 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. ABST 329, S A & M G RAILROAD 1 KIMBERLY ANN MURRAY, AKA SRVY, ACS 2.25, MORE OR LESS, SEC 15, VOL 2, PG 11* KIMBERLY ANN MONROY, ET JUNE 25, 2013 AL

$31,730.00

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Judgment Date

Order Issue Date

Value

11

11-DCV190810 03/19/13

345001005020090 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. GATEWAY ACRESS ADDN NO. 1, 7 DIEGO JAIMES, AKA DIEGO BLK 5, LT 2, VOL 374, PG 12* JARAMILLO JAIMES, ET AL JUNE 25, 2013

$15,960.00

$3,100.00

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

12

11-DCV191475 05/01/13

460000283006090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 ROBERT H. J. MOENNING JUNE 25, 2013

$12,190.00

$3,700.00

Dated at Richmond, Texas, July 1, 2013

13

11-DCV191475 05/01/13

460000001206290 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ROBERT H. J. MOENNING 7 JUNE 25, 2013

MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLK 610 (PT), VOL 2, PG 6 & VOL 235, PG 96*

TR. 1: MAGNOLIA PLACE, S. M. SWENSON SURV, ABST 317, BLK 283, LT 6, VOL 2, PG 6*

TR. 2: MAGNOLIA PLACE, S. M. SWENSON SURV, BLK 1, LT B, VOL. 2, PG. 6*

RECENT CHANGES IN THE PROPERTY TAX CODE NOW REQUIRE PURCHASERS OF TAX SALE PROPERTY TO HAVE A STATEMENT FROM THE FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR CERTIFYING THAT

$6,910.00

$5,300.00

THE PERSON/FIRM/COMPANY PURCHASING PROPERTY AT A TAX SALE OWES NO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES TO ANY TAXING ENTITY WITHIN THE COUNTY. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A TAX SALE DEED TO ANY PROPERTY YOU PURCHASE WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATE.

Minimum Bid

Constable Rob Cook Fort Bend County, Texas

$2,400.00

By 11-DCV191475 05/01/13

460000023009090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 ROBERT H. J. MOENNING JUNE 25, 2013

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11-DCV191521 04/18/13

460000612301090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JOYCE MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLK 612, WATTS BASS 7 (PT), ACS .17, MORE OR LESS, VOL 2, PG 6* JUNE 25, 2013

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11-DCV191545 05/01/13

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TR. 3: MAGNOLIA PLACE, THOMAS CHOATE SURV, ABST 148, BLK 23, LT 9 & 10, ACS 2.0, VOL. 2, PG. 23*

$4,000.00

Deputy

$1,700.00

Notes: $5,730.00

$3,200.00

120000092050290 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ANNA ARCOLA HEIGHTS, BLK 92, LT 5, 7 LUCY BURT HARALSON, AKA (E 1/2) & LT 6, VOL. 321, PG. 498* ANNA L HARALSON AKA LUCY JUNE 25, 2013 HARALSON

$19,500.00

$6,300.00

11-DCV193236 03/20/13

012900002006390 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 CARLOS CORTEZ JUNE 25, 2013

TR. 1: ABST 129, BBB & C RAILROAD COMPANY SRVY #5, ACS 1, MORE OR LESS, PARCEL D, CLK'S FILE NO. 2006046455*

$51,440.00

$3,400.00

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11-DCV193236 03/20/13

012900002006490 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. CARLOS CORTEZ 1 JUNE 25, 2013

TR. 2: ABST 129, BBB & C RAILROAD COMPANY SRVY #5, ACS 1, MORE OR LESS, PARCEL E, CLK'S FILE NO. 2006046455*

$58,710.00

$3,924.00

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11-DCV194668 03/19/13

005801350000090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 8 MELVIN DILLARD JUNE 25, 2013

TR. 1: ABST 58, I MCGARY SRVY, ACS 0.21, MORE OR LESS, SEC 1, VOL 1755, PG 49*

$3,380.00

$2,300.00

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11-DCV194668 03/19/13

005801360000090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. MELVIN DILLARD 8 JUNE 25, 2013

TR. 2: ABST 58, I MCGARY SRVY, ACS 0.49, MORE OR LESS, SEC 1, VOL 1289, PG 616*

$7,890.00

$1,700.00

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12-DCV200553 04/29/13

005802750000090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. RYON ABST 58, I MCGARY SRVY, ALL 8 D LEE, AKA RYON DEVAUGHN LTS 3, 4 & 5, GRIGSBY ADDITION, VOL 65, PG 282* JUNE 25, 2013

$25,000.00

$4,618.91

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

RECENT CHANGES IN THE PROPERTY TAX CODE NOW REQUIRE PURCHASERS OF TAX SALE PROPERTY TO HAVE A STATEMENT FROM THE FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR CERTIFYING THAT THE PERSON/FIRM/COMPANY PURCHASING PROPERTY AT A TAX SALE OWES NO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES TO ANY TAXING ENTITY WITHIN THE COUNTY. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A TAX SALE DEED TO ANY PROPERTY YOU PURCHASE WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATE. TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SALE. Dated at Richmond, Texas, July 2, 2013 Constable A. J. Dorr Fort Bend County, Texas By Deputy Notes: The Minimum Bid is the lesser of the amount awarded in the judgment plus interest and costs or the adjudged value. However, the Minimum Bid for a person owning an interest in the property or for a person who is a party to the suit (other than a taxing unit), is the aggregate amount of the judgments against the property plus all costs of suit and sale. ALL SALES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (713) 844-3576

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

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 25th day of June, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. STEVE GAINES, ET AL in Cause # 11-DCV-190795 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 6th day of August, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 1150000023401907 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 0.588 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, OUT OF LOTS 34 AND 351N BLOCK 2 OF ARCOLA FARMS, 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; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED FROM RANDLE HAYES, JR., ET AL TO STEVE GAINS AND WIFE, ROSE GAINES DATED AUGUST 1,1980 AND RECORDED IN VOLUME 912, PAGE 58 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING THAT SAME PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON THE PLAINTIFF’S TAX ROLLS AS ACCOUNT NO. 1150-00-002-3401907. Levied on the 1ST day of JULY, 2013 as the property of ROSE GAINES AKA ROSE HARRIS GAINES, STEVE GAINES to satisfy a judgment amounting to $1,286.68, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND, CITY OF ARCOLA. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 1st day of July , 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 25th day of June, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, ET AL Vs. CHARLES GRONEMEYER in Cause #11-DCV -187941 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 6th day of August, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 8100010081100907 LOT 11, BLOCK 08, OF TOWNEWEST, SECTION ONE (1), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 16, PAGE 1, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. Levied on the 1ST day of JULY, 2013 as the property of CHARLES H. GRONEMEYER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE to satisfy a judgment amounting to $14,022.52, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRlCT # 2; FORT BEND COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICT #5; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD ROAD CONTROL. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 1st day of July , 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 240TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 25th day of June, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT ET AL VS. JAMES PATRICK HINES, ET AL in Cause #12-DCV-201203 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 6th day of August, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 6015020010370,1: GEO: 6015020010370907 BEING LOT 37, IN BLOCK 1 OF NEW TERRITORY PARCEL SP-2, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, DESCRIBED IN DEED NUMBER 2009130519 RECORDED IN THE REAL PROPERTY RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 1ST day of JULY, 2013 as the property of JAMES PATRICK HINES, BEVERL Y ANN HINES to satisfy a judgment amounting to $14,750.13, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT # 7; FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT # 67; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL ROAD AND FLOOD CONTROL. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 1st day of July , 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant S. D. Sayers Constable #1309


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AUTOMOBILE: Toyota Avalon Hybrid

By BARBARA FULENWIDER Toyota has altered the chemistry of Avalon’s formula, creating a new potent and persuasive sedan that helps shift the product’s generational appeal while symbolizing Toyota’s new design and product direction for future sedans. The all-new 2013 Avalon sedan represents a dramatic styling departure from previous Avalon models and for the first time is available as a hybrid. A stronger front-fascia design with larger grille opening creates an aggressive appearance while enhancing cooling air flow and pedestrian impact protection. The hybrid model is distinguished by blue-trimmed Toyota emblems and inside the display features a needle-type Hybrid System Indicator, which shows power output and regeneration. The Avalon’s front seats offer revised side bolstering using a lighter, denser foam. Avalon’s seats are available as either 10way or eight-way power adjustable for the driver’s seat, and available eight-way and fourway adjustment for the passenger seat. The new Avalon seats offer more seat-length adjustment toward the rear limit and more seat height adjustment. An electric seat heater and seat ventilation system have been adopted to help enhance driver and passenger seat comfort. The rear seats offer improved body retention with better side bolster support and available rearseat heating. A large-capacity rear console box is big enough to store a tissue box and also includes a detachable sliding tray to store smaller items. The 2013 Avalon Hybrid has 14.0 cubic feet of trunk space. The Avalon’s Hybrid Synergy Drive uses a 2.5-liter fourcylinder with the Atkinson cycle and makes 156 horsepower at 5,700 rpm. The Atkinson cycle four-cylinder is attached to a hybrid application transaxle that acts as a power-split device between the gasoline engine and the two high output electric motors housed in the transaxle. One of the motor/generators (MG1) is driven by the engine and functions as a starter and generates electrical power to operate the second electric motor/generator (MG2) and charge the hybrid battery. The second motor (MG2) operates independently to help the gasoline engine and deliver smooth application of electric power from a standing start and

when accelerating. The regenerative braking supplied by the MG1 motor also helps slow the vehicle while recovering lost energy and converting it to electricity that is returned to the battery. The electric motors are rated at 105 kW total, and the total system output for the Avalon’s Hybrid Synergy Drive is rated at 200 horsepower. The Avalon Hybrid will accelerate from 0 to 60 in about 8.0 seconds. The Avalon Hybrid is equipped with a proven 244.8volt Nickel metal-hydride battery that is compact with superior cooling performance. The Avalon’s battery pack is inside the luggage compartment and close to the rear seat to help maximize trunk space. The Avalon Hybrid has an EV Mode, ECO Mode and SPORT Mode, with indicators appearing on the color display of the meter cluster. The EV Mode uses the battery energy to propel the vehicle using only the electric motor for about one mile at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour when conditions are ideal. The ECO Mode prioritizes fuel-efficient driving by reducing throttle response and energy consumption from the HVAC system to conserve energy. The Sport Mode helps create greater throttle response and acceleration, and a more positive steering feel through the EPS. The Avalon gets a combined 40 mpg EPA-rating (40 city/39 hwy). The 2013 Avalon offers improved control and handling thanks to revised suspension that benefits from a unibody that is 12 percent more rigid overall, and 23 percent more rigid at the rear than the outgoing model. The front Macpherson strut suspension is tuned to provide ride comfort and flat cornering with enhanced agility. All Avalon Hybrid models ride on aluminum 17-inch wheels with 215/55R17 tires. The new 2013 Avalon offers numerous user-friendly technologies that include two types of climate control systems, a standard Display Audio System with 6.1-inch TFT touchscreen that offers audio system operation, Bluetooth compatibility, customizable vehicle settings, available rear-camera display, driving information such as fuel consumption and operation of iPod® and USB devices. The head unit is also available with HD radio broadcasts to provide high quality sound. Avalon also has Toyota’s Entune multimedia system, which

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for: Community Development Block Grant Program Manager Services RFP # 005-14 The City of Missouri City is soliciting proposals for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program management services. A pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for 11:00 AM CT, Monday July 22, 2013 in City Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time July 31, 2013 and then publicly opened. RFP packages are available by contacting the DemandStar bid service at (800) 711-1712 and requesting the proposal name above for the City of Missouri City, Texas. Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the RFP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Proposal Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Proposal packages marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Proposals are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Alfonso Guerrero Jr. MBA CTSBO Purchasing and Risk Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

functions through a smart phone interface and brings applications such as Bing, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable and Pandora to the vehicle audio display. The Avalon is available with either eight (Display Audio), nine-speaker (Display Audio with Entune) or 11-speaker JBL Synthesis 7.1 channel matrix sound system (Premium HDD Nav system) that offers outstanding audio system performance. The Premium HDD system offers phenomenal sound quality through 11 JBL speakers with GreenEdge technology and includes two subwoofers. A 12 channel external JBL synthesis

amplifier also helps boost power. The nine-speaker system utilizes two four-channel amplifiers (one internal and one external) to help boost audio power levels. The Avalon is equipped with an available rear window power shade that blocks direct sun rays for the rear passengers. The inner rear-view mirror is available with a variety of functions such as a microphone, a compass display and a garage door opener. LED backlighting helps ensure visibility of the buttons in the dark. The 2013 Avalon is available with a pre-collision system that helps mitigate the effects of vehicle impact. The first stage of the pre-collision system tightens the seat belts and prime hydraulic brake system, and the second stage can compensate for inadequate brake pedal pressure by applying optimal brake system effort. This handsome five-passenger, four-door Avalon Hybrid sedan retails for $41,400 with all standard equipment and it has plenty. It rides quietly and gently and performs well. The Avalon is one of my favorite sedans.

FREE SEMINAR DATE: Saturday, July 27, 2013 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SECOND CHANCE!!! LEARN HOW TO CLEAN YOUR RECORD

IfIFyou have old arrest charge that can beORexpunged, YOU HAVE AN Oan LD ARREST OR CHARGEor THAT CAN BE EXPUNGED, SEALED, PUT BEYOND PRYING EYES A NON-DISCLSURE ORDER, THEN COME THIS FREE EVENT FOR LEGAL sealed, or BYput beyond prying eyesTO by a non-disclosure ASSISTANCE, INSTRUCTION, SELF--HELP PACKAGES, AND A RAFFLE FOR PROBONO LEGAL order, then come to this free event for legal assistance, ASSISTANCE at instruction, self-help packages and a raffle for pro bono J USTICE OF THE PEACE legal aid at Justice of the Peace, Pct. 22, 303 Texas Parkway, 303 TEXAS PARKWAY, SUITE #107, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489 Suite 107, Missouri City, 77489 (The meeting will be held in the JP Courtroom located in the East End Annex Bldg. across from Holy Family Church. Attendees should enter from the Orchard Street side.)

This event is generously hosted by the Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association Comm missioner Grady Prestage and Judge Joel C. Clouser Sr.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Six (6) sealed submittals, one (1) original and five (5) copies, addressed to the City of Sugar Land, Texas, will be received until 2:00 o’clock p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013, for:

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) for: Concrete Street Construction and Repair CSP # 004-14 The City intends to hire a general contractor (s) to provide all material, labor, and equipment necessary to perform new construction and repairs of concrete streets and related sidewalks at various locations in the City on an as-needed basis. A pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for 10:30 AM CT, Monday July 22, 2013 in City Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time July 31, 2013 and then publicly opened. CSP packages are available by contacting the DemandStar bid service at (800) 711-1712 and requesting the proposal name above for the City of Missouri City, Texas. Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the CSP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Proposal Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Proposal packages marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Proposals are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Alfonso Guerrero Jr. MBA CTSBO Purchasing and Risk Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Submissions shall be appropriately marked in the upper left hand corner as follows: RFQ NO. 2013-25: STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS BIDDER NAME, ADDRESS, AND DUE DATE. Signed and sealed submittals shall be delivered to the Office of City Secretary, on or before 2:00 o’clock p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013, City of Sugar Land, City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. All submissions received after the appointed time shall be returned to bidder unopened. Notice of the award of contract shall be given by the City within one hundred and twenty (120) days following the date for the opening of submittals. The City reserves the right to revise or amend specifications prior to the date set for opening of submittals. Such revisions or amendments, if any, will be announced by addenda or addendum to specifications. Copies of such addenda so issued will be furnished to all prospective submitters and may or may not affect the submission opening date. The City of Sugar Land reserves the right to reject any and all submissions and to waive informalities in submittals received. The award will be made based on a panel evaluation of submittals received. RFQ documents may be secured from City of Sugar Land Office of City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, or by registering at www.publicpurchase.com. Registration is free. All documents, amendments and other information relating to the submittal will be posted on this site. Questions regarding this request for qualifications must be received by Thursday, August 1, 2013 on or before 3:00 P.M. Please contact Jason Poscovsky, Contracts Manager, telephone number (281) 275-2302 or email jposcovsky@sugarlandtx. gov.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

5.27 ACRES PERMANENT ZONING NORTHEAST CORNER OF STADIUM DRIVE AND IMPERIAL BOULEVARD

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPAREL AND TEXTILE DESIGN BUSINESS

5.27 ACRES PERMANENT ZONING FROM PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, IMPERIAL GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, IMPERIAL GRACEPOINT TOWNHOMES FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF STADIUM DRIVE AND IMPERIAL BOULEVARD IN THE ALEXANDER HODGE LEAGUE, ABSTRACT NO. 32.

8034 HIGHWAY 90A

PURPOSE:

WHERE: WHEN:

ONE (1) PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE HELD AT WHICH ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE PROPOSED FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN SHALL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD.

PURPOSE:

CITY OF SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH

ONE (1) PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE HELD AT WHICH ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE PROPOSED CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT SHALL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD.

WHERE:

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEETING 6:30 P.M., AUGUST 13, 2013

CITY OF SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH

WHEN:

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEETING 6:30 P.M., AUGUST 13, 2013

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED ZONING CHANGE MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE, TELEPHONE (281) 275-2218 OR EMAIL PLANNING@SUGARLANDTX.GOV. THE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 O’CLOCK A.M. TO 5:00 O’CLOCK P.M., AND LOCATED IN CITY HALL, 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS. PLEASE CONTACT THE PLANNING OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO REVIEW ADDITIONAL DETAILS IN PERSON. Vicinity Map:

REQUEST FOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ESTABLISH AN APPAREL AND TEXTILE DESIGN BUSINESS (BRANDING MATTERS! LLC, DBA SPORTS TEAM MATTERS!) AT 8034 HIGHWAY 90A, SOUTHWEST INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 90A AND BROOKS STREET, IN THE BUSINESS OFFICE (B-O) ZONING DISTRICT.

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE (281) 275-2218 OR EMAIL PLANNING@SUGARLANDTX.GOV. THE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 O’CLOCK A.M. TO 5:00 O’CLOCK P.M., AND IS LOCATED IN CITY HALL, 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS. PLEASE CONTACT THE PLANNING OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO REVIEW ADDITIONAL DETAILS IN PERSON. Vicinity Map:


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COMMUNITY NEWS WOMAN OF THE YEAR

County, Missouri City join AccessHealth to host Back to School health fair

Front Row – Fort Bend Constable Ruben Davis, Carol Edwards, AccessHealth CEO, Barbara Jones, FLUOR, Fort Bend County Commissioner Grady Prestage, Precinct Two Community Relations Manager, Brenda Patton; Second Row – Missouri City Recreation Superintendent, Shane Mize, Adam Brauer, Fire Fighter;Fire Fighters - Brett Astor, Michael Jaster, Joshua Calloway. Each year, in honor of Na- souri City and on August 10 in tional Health Center Week, Richmond from 9 a.m. until AccessHealth hosts two an- noon. The theme for these back to nual Back-to-School Health school events is, A CommuniFairs. This year’s health fairs will ty Operation. This year both take place on August 3 in Mis- of the events will offer more

services than ever before. Free immunizations, dental screenings, vision screenings, scoliosis screenings, speechlanguage screening and school supplies will be available. For the first time at these events, students entering college will be able to get the immunizations they need, made possible by the support of Fluor. Fort Bend County, Mutual of America, All Star Storage, Community Health Choice, Texas Children’s Health Plan, United Health Care, Rotary Club of Fort Bend, Oyster Creek Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Richmond and the Lions Clubs from Sugar Land and Rosenberg have joined with St. John’s Methodist Church and many other community members and local businesses to provide this opportunity to the children of our communities. Parents will need to bring their children’s immunization records and come prepared for games and fun! Backpacks will be issued only for children present on the day of the fair. AccessHealth is a private, not-for-profit community health center that serves Fort Bend County and the surrounding areas, dedicated to providing integrated health care services to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves without regard to income or circumstance. AccessHealth is a United Way Agency.

Jo Butterfield was named 2012-2013 Woman of the Year by the Woman’s Club of Missouri City for her outstanding leadership as the club’s president for the past two years. Butterfield stepped up to the plate and took on the presidency after only four years as a member. She embodies the club motto: Friendship, Loyalty and Service. Her dedication and hard work have been evident and her enthusiasm and good sense of humor are contagious as she encouraged participation from members. The Woman’s Club of Missouri City congratulates Jo Butterfield as Woman of the Year for 2012-2013. Jo Butterfield Woman of the Year in center, with Judy Bartay, left and Milly Smith on her right.

Superheroes descend upon Children’s Hospital It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Superman, Spiderman, Batman and Captain America! Last Friday superheroes scaled the walls of Texas Children’s Hospital and gave the hospital’s patients a show they will never forget. The superheroes bounced from window to window to surprise the boys and girls of Texas Children’s Hospital. Patients celebrated their heroes’ visit with arts and crafts, and gathered to watch the show—spirits were high and smiles were beaming. Patients, parents, doctors and staff came together on Friday to witness this heartwarming scene Above, Jacob Miles gets a visit from Spiderman.

DEAR FORT BEND, WE WANTED TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LET YOU KNOW WE’VE CHANGED OUR NAME. THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS NOW HOUSTON METHODIST. WHY? BECAUSE WE TAKE PRIDE IN WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE STARTED. WE WANTED TO LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT THE U.S. NEWS’ BEST HOSPITAL IN TEXAS HAS ALWAYS BEEN HERE. IT’S OUR WAY OF SAYING, “THANK YOU” TO A CITY THAT INSPIRES US, AND A PROMISE TO MAKE YOU PROUD. WE’RE REVOLUTIONIZING CLINICAL RESEARCH AROUND THE WORLD WHILE PROVIDING THE BEST IN PATIENT CARE FOR OUR HOMETOWN. AND THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRACTICING MEDICINE AND LEADING IT.

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