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Sugar Land considers $206 million city budget for 2014 By SESHADRI KUMAR Sugar Land’s City Manager Allen Bogard presented a $206.76 million proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 to City Council on July 23. Sugar Land’s fiscal year 2014 begins Oct. 1, and ends Sept. 30, 2014. The budget includes a five-year financial plan and five-year capital improvements program. “This budget proposed for fiscal year 2014 continues to deliver high quality service levels,” said City Manager Allen Bogard. “It is structurally balanced and addresses the City Council priorities. The proposed budget leaves the current tax rate unchanged and ensures continued financial strength by meeting all financial policies.” Sales tax has grown as projected for 2013. The fiscal year 2013 budget anticipated 3 percent growth in collections over the prior year. Development activity remains strong in the City, with commercial projects such as Costco, Telfair Exchange Lofts and Texas Instruments all beginning construction during the year. The proposed budget has been prepared based on conservative revenue estimates for both sales and property taxes. Sales tax growth is projected at 2.7 percent and property tax at 7 percent, figures driven primarily by the significant growth in commercial valuations. Fiscal year 2013 has seen a normalization of economic trends that started in FY12. The strongest indicator of normalization is in commercial property values, which declined 7.2 percent in the 2010 tax year. Based on the 2013 preliminary tax roll, commercial values have increased 13.5 percent, and are now above the values

seen in 2009. This normalization of the commercial tax base is vital as the City is heavily dependent on sales tax revenue, according to Bogard. A growing commercial property tax base allows the City to maintain a low tax rate, while benefiting from increases in sales tax collections. The growth in commercial valuation supports existing services offered by the City and allows for inclusion of City Council priorities in the FY14 proposed budget. These priorities include operating the surface water treatment plant, establishing high quality emergency medical service within the City, addressing drainage issues, continuing an emphasis on pavement rehabilitation and emphasizing economic development activities that attract high quality businesses and development. The FY14 proposed budget contains the final step in surface water rate increases. To minimize the impact to utility customers, there are no increases for the water or wastewater portion of the utility bill. Residential solid waste rates were scheduled to increase 2.5 percent in January. The proposed 2013 tax rate for the City is unchanged at 30.895 cents and remains one of the lowest rates in the state. The average residential tax bill will increase about 2 percent due to growth in values. The city will collect about $2 million more in property tax revenue than last year. Of this, $422,000 is attributed to new property. The five-year capital improvement program totals $267.6 million, with first year funding of $37.05 million included in the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget. Projects

proposed as funded focus on the “needs” of the City to maintain existing infrastructure such as sidewalks, streets, drainage, water distribution and well rehabilitation and wastewater projects such as lift station and collection system rehabilitation. The CIP includes planned funding for a performing arts center based on development agreements approved by City Council on July 23. Construction will be supported by economic development sales tax as approved by voters in 2008. Projects included in a planned November general obligation bond election are not included in the proposed CIP and may be added pending the outcome of the election. A citizens’ bond committee recently recommended a $50 million bond election for four quality of life parks projects. The bond election will provide an opportunity for citizens to choose whether to invest in quality of life projects. The FY14 proposed budget includes the addition of 14.5 full-time equivalent positions, with seven included for the operation of the surface water treatment plant, three for the implementation of EMS services, 1.5 for response to increased workload, two for environmental monitoring and one position to support the implementation of a tourism program. The proposed budget also includes funding for an average 3 percent merit increase to employees based on annual performance evaluations. The budget will be discussed in more detail with City Council during a series of budget workshops. The meetings are open to the public.

County to go for $184.9 million mobility bond By SESHADRI KUMAR Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has completed the preliminary workshops necessary to formally consider calling a mobility bond election to be held in November. Commissioners court is expected to call the bond election on Aug. 13. The proposed bond amount of $184.9 million would not increase the county’s $0.49776 tax rate, and would fund the mobility projects shown on the list. (See Page 4). Commissioners took into consideration the highest growth in the Katy-Fulshear area in Precinct 3 and accordingly agreed to allocate nearly one-third of the total bond amount for projects in Pct. 3. Roughly, each precinct would have gotten $45 million if the bond amount was equally apportioned. But, Pct. 4 Commissioner James Patterson cut down his project list to help finance projects in the other three precincts. The allocation of funds for the projects are as follows: Pct. 1- $53 million, Pct. 2- $48 million; Pct. 3$58 million and Pct. 4 - $26 million. The current debt service tax rate for the county is 7. 3 cents per $100 valuation. In 2020, the debt service tax rate may go up by a penny, but that could be covered by a reduction in the general tax rate.

HCC’s business partnership

Houston Community College Southwest was featured at the latest Missouri City Leadership Luncheon, with President Dr. Fena Garza discussing two new workforce buildings in Fort Bend County and encouraging more business partnerships. Joining her at the podium was Dr. Betty Young, President of HCC’s Coleman College for Health Sciences, which will expand into Fort Bend County, within the new workforce buildings. The new facilities, at HCC Southwest’s Missouri City and Stafford campuses, will offer energy and health services, among other training programs. In closing, Missouri City Councilman Don Smith said that the majority of the Texas Medical Center’s employees are from Fort Bend County, making HCC’s plans even more relevant. Discussing HCC Southwest’s expansion plans are, from left, Neeta Sane, HCC Trustee, District VII; Dr. Fena Garza, President of HCC SW; Mayor Allen Owen of Missouri City; and Betty Young, President of HCC Coleman.

Kavita Self, left, Cowboy Up Co-Chair; Theo Healey and Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey; Shannon Bloesch, Parks Youth Ranch Executive Director.

Parks Youth Ranch plans for “Cowboy Up”

Victory to the 9U Fort Bend Braves. Front row: Andrew DeWese, left, Kenan Elarton, Caden Hyatt, Ryan Dugas, Jordan Hall, Victor McManaman, Pedro Medina Jr., Cruz Medina, and Andrew Medina, Chris Roark (Not pictured), help the Braves on Saturday during the tournament. Coaches Assistant: Nick Kautzmann; Coach Frank Kautzmann, Manager Andy DeWese, and Coach Pedro Medina Sr. In only their third tournament as a team, the 9U Fort Bend Braves have taken home their second Championship at Sugar Land Little League’s inaugural Summer Splash Tournament. Outlasting several quality teams, and the persistent rain, the team went undefeated 5-0, including a semi-final win over the Fort Bend Boom (5-4), and a championship win over the Houston Colt .45’s (11-3).

The Parks Youth Ranch Board of Directors and Texas Farm Bureau Insurance are saddling up for success! Cowboy Up 2013 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12 at The George Ranch Historical Park Arena. Last year’s inaugural event raised over $200,000 for the mission. The Fred and Mabel R. Parks Youth Ranch opened its doors in March 2011 to address a gap in services for abused, at-risk and homeless youth. PYR is a 20-bed emergency shelter located in Fort Bend County that is able to accommodate 10 boys and 10 girls, ages 7 to 17, referred by Texas Department of Family and Protective Service and by the local community. PYR’s mission is to provide emergency shelter, counseling and life-changing services to these children. Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey and his wife,

Theo, have agreed to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs. Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson will be the Event Auctioneer. The event will feature live music by Kim & Bill Nash from Nash3, BBQ with all the fixins’, dancing, cash bar, live auction and much more.

For more information visit www.parksyouthranch.org or contact Parks Youth Ranch Executive Director & Cowboy Up Co-Chair, Shannon Bloesch (smbloesch@parksyouthranch. org) or Cowboy Up Co-Chair, Kavita Self (kavitaself@gmail. com).

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The Rotary Club of Oyster Creek presents their first sponsorship check to Access Health. Access Health will have their Health Fair on August 3rd in Missouri City. The sponsorship helps fund free backpacks and vaccinations to those in need. It will also be Oyster Creek’s first community service project for the New Year. Pictured on the left is President, Cindy Fauvelle and on the Right is Carol Edwards, CEO of Access Health. Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets at the City Centre of Missouri City at noon on fridays. http://www.oystercreekrotary.org/

Dulles Avenue Construction Complete. The construction on Dulles Avenue from U.S. Highway 90A to Avenue E, including intersections at Lexington Boulevard and Cartwright Road, is now complete. The Dulles Avenue improvement project is intended to improve the safety and mobility along Dulles Avenue. The project includes widening Dulles Avenue to four lanes and the addition of turn lanes at various intersections along Avenue E. The Dulles Avenue and State Highway 6 intersection improvement is expected to be finished by the end of August. A ribbon cutting was held on July 18 with the City of Sugar Land’s Mayor and City Council, Fort Bend County Commissioners, City of Stafford elected officials and Missouri City staff. Pictured (from L-R) are Sugar Land City Councilmembers Himesh Gandi, Harish Jajoo, Bridget Yeung and Joe Zimmerman; Mayor James Thompson; Assistant City Manager Steve Griffith; and Councilmembers Amy Mitchell and Steve Porter.

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News Parent-child learning fair on Aug. 3

Padmaja Sarathy Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment (PEACE), a nonprofit corporation, is organizing its first event – a learning fair for families and their young children– on August 3 at the Missouri City Branch Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Peace is run entirely by a team of professional volunteers dedicated to young children and families. The Learning Fair is offered at “no cost” to the families. During the hands-on parent-child engagement event featuring multiple learning stations, parents will receive the necessary guidance as well as the opportunity to practice the skills required to engage actively with their children. In addition, parents will walk away with a “Nurture Kit” to help them to work with their children at home and also while they are on-the-go. PEACE plans to offer many such learning fairs throughout the Fort Bend and Harris County areas. For additional information on the Learning Fair and other PEACE activities, please visit our website (www.peacenurtureskids.org). The purpose of PEACE is to coach families to engage more effectively with their children to prepare them for learning and school success. It will focus efforts, through community outreach –primarily with the aid of parent engagement events– targeting families with limited resources and in low-income neighborhoods. Padmaja Sarathy, founder of PEACE says “It is a very unique and innovative initiative to energize families with limited resources to foster their

young child’s physical-socialemotional well-being and academic success. “Our target audience is families with young children -aged 3-8 years. However, we will not turn away any parents who bring children spanning a wide age range. All our demonstration stations and parent-child activities are mainly focused on families with young children,” Sarathy says. PEACE plans to offer many such events in the Fort Bend community particularly targeting low-income neighborhoods. As a founder of PEACE, she brings expertise in the field of early childhood education and special education. Sarathy has written a number of books including a highly successful book on autism. Visit www. infinitepossibilities-sped.com for more information. Padmaja Sarathy is an author and a consultant specializing in special education and early childhood education. Her consulting assignments focus on the development and implementation of ‘Best Practice Models’ to enhance program quality and student achievement. Gifted with a creative vision in conceptualizing new initiatives and enriched by her multidimensional professional experience, she successfully leads educator teams in setting goals and achieving them. Blending her extensive knowledge and expertise in early childhood and special education programs, she has authored five books published by LRP Publications. The books provide practical and hands-on tools to educators and parents. She has wide-ranging experience in Supervision, Assessment and in the Classroom with diverse student populations spanning over 25 years in both the United States and in Europe. Besides a couple of graduate degrees, her academic credentials include advanced work in educational diagnosis and supervision. As a special education administrator in a large Texas school district, she developed an Award-Winning Early Childhood Transition Model program and created a Video to showcase the model.

Man in speeding vehicle drowns On July 28, at 9:16 p.m., the Fulshear Police Department received a phone call stating a vehicle had driven into the lake at the intersection of S. Fry and Cross Creek Bend. Officers arrived at approximately 21:18 and found residents in the water attempting to rescue the occupant of the vehicle. Officers with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office swam out to the submerged vehicle and attempted to locate the driver but due to the distance and the depth, they were unsuccessful in finding anyone. At 23:19 members of the Richmond Fire Department’s Dive Team located the submerged body of Juan Ortiz- Rodriguez (22) of Houston. Ortiz-Rodriguez was taken to the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be performed. According to witnesses, Ortiz-Rodriguez’s vehicle was driving westbound on S. Fry at a high rate of speed. The vehicle failed to stop at the intersection, jumped the curb, and entered the lake. Witness stated they saw the occupant out of the truck “splashing around” before he went underneath the water. “The City of Fulshear would like to express its condolences to the victim’s family.” “The City of Fulshear also wants to commend those citizens and deputies who selflessly responded to the incident.

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Robert Bernal, Ultimate Bipe 2011 The Fort Bend Radio Control Club will host its annual Model Air Show and Model Aircraft Fly-in on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the club’s air field in Rosenberg. Over the years, this event has raised thousands of dollars to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Jerry’s Kids). The public is invited to see radio-controlled model airplanes both small and large, including aircraft up to 50 percent of the size of a full-scale aircraft. A Mini-Air Show will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., exhibiting many of the various kinds of miniature aircraft the club flies. Club members will have aerobatic flying, jet models that can reach speeds up to 200 mph, and large 1/2 scale Piper Cubs that fly along at 25 mph.The air field has a 200-foot long covered pavilion to keep guests out of the sun for their viewing comfort. This will be the 15th Annual Fund-raiser for Muscular Dystrophy by the Fort Bend R/C Club. The club’s relatively new flying field is located on the Fort Bend County Recycle Center grounds on Spur 529, approximately 1 ¼ miles south of the Avenue I and Spur 529 intersections in Rosenberg. Watch for signs that will direct guests to the Air Show. For directions and information, visit the Fort Bend R/C Club website at www.fortbendrc.com. Flying will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. with a onehour break between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the mini-Air Show. Other features include demonstration flights of aerobatic airplanes, jet turbine-powered airplanes, a radio-controlled aerobatic helicopter and the Flying Lawn-mower. There is no admission cost, but guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Fund. Food and soft drinks will be available at the field. For further information call, contact Bucky Keller at 281-9697751 or Charlie Caulkins at 281-731-7591.

Learning and Living with Diabetes Come together with friends and family for support and to learn new information about managing diabetes. Interact with guest speakers and fellow diabetics in a friendly environment. Mondays from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 2013; Nov. 18, 2013; Feb. 17, 2014 and May 19, 2014. Memorial Hemrann Sugar Land Hospital, 17500 West Grand Parkway South, Sugar Land, Hospital Conference Rooms B & C. Events are free, but please RSVP to 713-222-CARE (2273). For more information, call Radhika Koppanur, R.D., at 281-725-5059.

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Sienna branch library offers: How to research public records? Whether researching property for purchase or tracing family histories, one can find many public records online that are available to the public, free of charge. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will present the program, “Public Records at Your Fingertips,” on Wednesday, August 28, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Learn how to search online for public records such as property records, court records, property-tax records, and much more, with minimal effort. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.

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Texans Insurance & Financial Group, Inc 101 Southwestern Blvd, Ste 230 Sugar Land, TX 77478-3535 basil@texansinsure.com Congratulations to Shelby Salge for earning her Girl Scout Silver Award. Shelby is a member of Rainbow Stars Service Unit, Troop 3009 led by Julie Angle and Lynn Belgen. Her community service project centered around creating activities for children to be used in waiting rooms of area doctors offices and hospitals. After interviewing many of the doctors and administrators of these facilities, the feedback was that these activity packages would not only entertain but also help educate children during their time in the waiting rooms. It has been exciting for Shelby to see that the facilities have implemented the use of these activities and the children have really been enjoying them.


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Opinion

Proposed mobility projects to be funded by the 2013 Fort Bend County bond referendum

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOODS Quail Valley: Miscellaneous-II By CAROLYN BOWDEN “OFFICER FRIENDLY”: Sergeant Gerald Broussard was familiarly known as “Officer Friendly” back in the days of the middle 70’s. He had a talking traffic signal device he had made by Charlie Goss of Charlie’s Airwaves on Cartwright Road. He took the traffic signal and went to the schools and talked to the children regarding “strangerdanger” issues. He attended meetings and spoke to adults about self-protection and safety issues during the holidays. He received the 100 Club of Houston Officer of the Year for his efforts in educating the children of the City of Missouri City in the year of 1983l984. Today this recognition is called Community Oriented Policing, which means, getting the community involved in curbing criminal activity. Sergeant Broussard started his career in 1975 as a Patrol Officer. He was promoted to Juvenile Sergeant, Community Liaison Sergeant, Criminal Investigation Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, and to the Senior Patrol Sergeant position. Sergeant Broussard is retiring after thirty eight years and five months of loyal service to the citizens of Missouri City on Wednesday the 31st of July, 2013. THE DAY THE BROWNIES WENT TO “JAIL: Girl Scouts enjoy hiking and outdoor activities. However, nothing beats a trip to the Fire Station because they get to see the HUGE fire trucks and that famous “pole”. As Scout Leader, I proposed that we

Bowden take a tour of the local Police Station. The scouts had all seen the fire trucks and were curious as to what the Police Station had to offer. I told them there was “something” there that the Fire Station did not have. They were filled with excitement over what this “something” could be. When I called to arrange the tour I made sure a police officer (in uniform) would be our guide and requested that we would have a tour, ending with a photo op of the girls with the officer. I was assured that the girls would not be disappointed and that Officer Broussard would be our “guide”. (There was no mention about the fact that he was young and good looking.!) The girls were NOT disappointed. They had a detailed explanation of what happens when a person is arrested. The highlight was when Officer Broussard showed them the small “holding cell” and asked, “Would anyone like to see what it is like to be inside

this cell?” Of course, all did and he would close the cell door and have them “locked in” for a few minutes and there was a lot of giggling and questions like “where is the bed and the bathroom?” The tour ended in the Court Room. This is when I asked Officer Broussard for a picture with the girls. He surprised us all by suggesting that the girls pose one at a time with him and they were thrilled because he knelt down on one knee so that they would be the same height and he lifted them up to sit on his knee. Officer Broussard was professional, polite, and smiled a lot, but what the girls noticed most was that he was So handsome! As we left the Station the three mothers who had carpooled stated that they thought they should have been allowed to have their picture made with the officer also because they wanted to sit on his knee. Well, here we are almost 40 years later and one thing has never changed: Officer Broussard remains HANDSOME and I am sure, if allowed, lots of girls would like the opportunity to sit on his knee and have their picture made. COST OF A WEDDING RECEPTION IN EARLY 70’S? William (Dub) & Ann Marie Dickson moved to Quail Valley and joined the Country Club. In December of that year their daughter, Ann Marie Dickson was married to Thomas Francese and their reception was held in the afternoon at the QV Country

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Club. There were about 100 people in attendance. Champagne, mints, nuts, along with the wedding cake were served. There was also a pianist playing background music. The cost was about $200. for this beautiful Event. (My how times have changed!) WHERE DOES “IT” COME FROM? The Quail Valley “tap” water comes from an underground aquifer (water bearing sand formation) via water wells which are generally about 1,000 feet deep. The water enters the ground in the San Jacinto and Navasota River bottoms and flows through the sand at a rate of about ½ a foot per day from around the Hempstead area, then flowing southeasterly to Missouri City ~ 40 miles. This takes about 800 to 100 years! During that time, as the water moves through the sand, minerals, organics and metals are being dissolved. (This is where the taste of the water begins.) When the water reaches the Quail Valley Water District, 1-2 parts per million chlorine are added to disinfect the water. Also 1-2 parts per million phosphate to control the dissolved iron and manganese to prevent discoloration of the water. (This information is courtesy of Joe Taylor, GM Quail Valley Utility District.) NEXT COLUMN: gust 14th)

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The jinxed history of Elementary School No. 46 in Fort Bend ISD By SESHADRI KUMAR Seven years ago in December 2006, then Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Tim Jenney announced plans for a 2007 bond election which included Elementary Schools 43, 44, 45 and 46, middle schools 14 and 15 and high school No.11. In 2007, FBISD taxpayers approved the bond and all the schools included in the bond referendum have been built except for middle school 15 and elementary school 46. On November 14, 2011, the Board of Trustees approved a policy establishing the new process concerning school attendance boundaries. On January 23, 2012, the Board of Trustees selected the seven community members to serve with district administrators and board members for the Building Utilization Committee. The purpose of the BUC was to gather and process data that would result in a proposal to the Board of Trustees for optimum building utilization within the district, according to Ben Copeland, then chief auxiliary services officer. The district also held three town hall meetings on the proposed boundary changes. Three newly elected Fort Bend ISD trustees voted against the proposed attendance boundary changes and opening of a new elementary school no. 46 at the June 11, 2012 meeting. The proposal passed with the support of board president Jim Rice and other trustees Bruce Albright, Patsy Taylor and Susan Hohnbaum. Trustees Grayle James, David Rosenthal and Jenny Bailey cast their first dissenting votes. The trustees were opposed to the piecemeal zoning and preferred a long-term, comprehensive zoning. At the June 11, 2012 board

meeting Albright made a motion to accept the recommended “Attendance Boundary Changes” and added a proposal to construct Elementary School No. 46 for opening in 2014. Then, a Sugar Land resident filed a complaint against Bruce Albright for allegedly violating the Texas Open Meetings Act. At the Aug. 13, 2012 meeting the school board changed the agenda item pertaining to the boundary changes. The recommendation of the building utilization committee to re-zone elementary school kids in the Stonebrook section of Riverstone from Schiff Elementary to Palmer Elementary was thrown out in deference to the wishes of the parents. The affected parents said they were not notified of the zoning change in time and that they had no time to look at the school district website. They were not aware of the three town meetings held in June. Also, the parents said they have paid a premium and invested more money in Riverstone homes so that their children could go to an exemplary school like Schiff and their property values would go down if they were zoned to Palmer Elementary. Trustees David Rosenthal, Jenny Bailey and Grayle James faulted the recommendation of the committee for not maintaining the “feeder pattern” to ensure that all children in the neighborhood attended the same middle school and high school. The committee’s decision was based on the fact that Palmer was 1.9 miles away and Austin Parkway 4 miles away. The board brushed aside the distance factor as of no consequence. Trustees Susan Hohnbaum and Bruce Albright voted

against the revised zoning plan. The board again considered the boundary changes and construction of Elementary school No. 46 at the Aug. 13, 2012 meeting. The school construction was approved 4-3 after discussion. In September, 2012, Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey decided to close the investigation into the alleged Texas Open Meetings Act violation by the Fort Bend ISD trustee. In October 2012, the district said: Elementary School #46: This new school will be located in the Aliana Subdivision in Richmond. This campus is a two-story structure for grades Pre K-5. The school is designed to serve at capacity 845 students with six (6) classrooms per grade level. Plans are 95% complete at this time. The design process is underway with construction starting mid 2013. This project will be designed to secure Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified level of designation. As a majority of the board had approved the ES #46 construction, the new administration continued with the process and on June 8, 2013 construction contract was to be awarded for building the ES#46. Atr this point Superintendent Charles Dupre made a far-reaching decision to postpone the construction of ES#46. The reasons cited for the delay was because a new facilities study was underway and the district should find ways to utilize its buildings efficiently. Also, a comprehensive, long-term zoning policy is needed. While all the reasons cited by the new trustees and the new superintendent are val-

id, they had no relevance to ES#46. First, people voted for the school via the 2007 bond election. Secondly, the demographer’s projection in 2006 has come true as far as ES#46 is concerned and the need for a new elementary school in the area is justified. Proceeding with ES#46 would not have jeopardized the fiscal responsibility that is being touted by the new board and the new superintendent. Two residents affected by the decision on ES#46 came to the board in July after the decision was made in June. So much for the great community input that the new administration brags about. That there are 22 underutilized elementary schools in FBISD cannot be entirely the demographer’s fault as some of the new trustees seem to suggest. Elizabeth Mora, a resident, affected by ES#46 told the board that it “broke the promises made to the area of our district... We have lost trust in the FBISD by the postponement of ES# 46. We have 22 under capacity schools 16 of which are south of 59. In our area two are under capacity, three over-capacity and two at capacity.” L. Robertson of Waterview zoned to Oakland said: “Niether Dupre nor a majority of the board are truly aware of the level of growth in this area of the district. This area is booming.... I take issue with the execution of the plan. By all means undertake another demographic study, but not at the detriment of education to our children. We are going to need it.” As the new administration reinvents the wheel, the only lesson from ES#46 is “Don’t trust the trustees, both and old and new.”

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Hunter Green to Trammel Fresno

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FM 762 to Canyon Lake Drive

Ladonia Street

Compton Street to Brisco Canal

Lamar Drive

FM 1640 to FM 2218

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Bryan Road

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Willie Melton Blvd

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Powerline Road

US90A (Jackson) to Clay Louise St. to Graeber Rd. FM 361 to City limit (near SH 36) FM 2919 to Crawford Street

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Chimney Rock Blvd

FM 2234 to Rosa Parks Elementary

Staffordshire Road Independence Blvd - Seg 1 Independence Blvd - Seg 2

Scanlin Street to Court Road Staffordshire Road to 1,400 feet east of Moore Road

Sugar Land-Howell Road Bellaire Boulevard Beechnut Boulevard Ludwig Road West Fuqua Road Staffordshire Road Lake Olympia Parkway Segment 1 Watts Plantation Road Knight Road Extension

Cane Island Blvd Spring Green Blvd Gaston Road - Segment 2 Gaston Road Segment 1 Katy Flewellen Road Segment 1 Crossover Road Segment 1

Moore Road to S. Revolution Way Bissonnet Road to Old Richmond Road San Pablo Dr to FM 1464 (Clodine Rd) FM 1464 East (Clodine Rd.) to Lobera Dr. Dulles Ave to Brand Lane Bazel Brook Drive to Fondren Road Scanlin Street to Stafford City Limits (5th Street) Hurricane Lane to Chimney Rock Sienna Parkway to Knight Road Fort Bend County Tollroad to McKeever Road N h 3id f Will F k FM Precinct North side of Willow Fork to FM 1463 Avalon at Katy to Hawks Prairie Blvd. Katy Flewellen to Spring Green

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Greenbush to Katy Flewellen Gaston Rd to Roundabout (Crossover Rd) FM 1463 to Katy Flewellen (Spring Green) Drainage Ditch (Sierra Bend) to Parkway Lakes Ln Lakemont Bend Ln to Sierra Bend Dr

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Lakehead Ln to S. Mason Rd

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36-A Coalition

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FM 1093 to Huggins Dr

Huggins Drive

FM 359 (Main St) to Katy Fulshear

Fulshear Parkway

I-10 to 2,500' south of FM 1093

Greenbusch

Gaston to Westheimer Pkwy

Bellaire Blvd

IH-10 East Frontage Road

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Burney Road Extension

650' West of SH 6 to 250' West of Ellis Creek Boulevard Office, bus maintenance and storage 250' West of Ellis Creek Boulevard to 2250' West of Grand Parkway (SH 99) Stadium Dr to US 90A

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Scenic Rivers Drive

Commonwealth to L J Parkway 2250' West of Grand Parkway (SH 99) to 100' West of Harlem Rd

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News Fort Bend County Museum reaccredited with American Alliance of Museums In March, Fort Bend County Museum Association received reaccreditations with the American Alliance of Museums through 2022. Reaccreditation with American Alliance of Museums, puts Geroge Ranch Historical Park, Fort Bend County Museum and Dewalt Heritage Center among an elite group of museums across the nation. Meme Omogbai, Chair, AAM Board of Directors wrote, “Congratulations on the Fort Bend County Museum association’s recent accreditation award - a status that signifies both quality and accountability. You join a prestigious group of museums in the United States whose participation in accreditation reflects a strong commitment to excellence and public service.� Omogbai added, “As Chair of the American Alliance of Museums’ board of directors, and as chief operating officer of an accredited museum, I am fully aware of the seri-

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Fulbrook, Section 5B, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

Candace Jones, left, director, George Ranch Historical Park, and Chris Godbold, curator at the Fort Bend County Musuem display the accreditation certificate. ous and rigorous nature of the Accreditation Program and of the time and effort required of your governing authority and staff to participate. A museum can only achieve the distinguished honor of accreditation if there is institution-wide collaboration for the evaluation, monitoring and continuous improvement of performance. In undertaking these steps, you

‘Corporations are not people, Money is not speech’ Sugar Land Democrats Club presents Sugar Land resident Ben Ball, President of Ball and Associates and Dr. Mike Badzioch, PhD Human Genetics and leader of the Houston chapter of Move to Amend, on Saturday, August 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Flying Saucer Restaurant Bar, 15929 City Walk, Sugar Land Town Square. Ben Ball will speak on “The Frankenstein Contest Revisited� - Learn how corporate ‘beings’ were ‘born’ under the black robes of the court. Learn how they were transformed bit by bit, into ‘super-humans’ over the past 200 years. Understand how they now usurp our constitutional principles without accountability or redress. See how our democracy suffers when corporation-government boundaries become obscure. Ball has over 64 years in the petroleum industry and understands well how our corporations have changed the past 50 + years. Call Deron Patterson, Co-Chair Sugar Land Democrats Club at 281-841-5920 or “Q� Imam , Co-Chair Sugar Land Democrats Club at 281-467-9545 for more information.

strengthened not only your institution and its public image, but also excellence among all museums.� LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids 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 bids will then be publicly opened and read in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469. Bids received after the specified time will be returned unopened. CDs are available in the Purchasing Agent’s Office. All addendums will be posted on Purchasing Agent’s website located at www.fortbendcountytx.gov. BID 13-080 – TRAFFIC SIGNALIZATION: CINCO RANCH BLVD AT CINCO CROSSING LAND AND FRY ROAD AT CINCO CROSSING LANE AND CINCO RANCH BLVD AT KATY GASTON ROAD A pre-bid conference will be conducted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM (CST). The pre-bid conference will be held at Fort Bend County Purchasing Department located in the Travis Annex at 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX. All bidders are encouraged to attend. Lump sum pricing is required; payment will be by check. Bonds are required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas

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

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 15, 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 14-009 – EMPLOYEE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING Unit 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 LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids 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 15, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. (CST). All bids will then be publicly opened and read in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469. Bids 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. 1. BID 14-001 – SCREEN DECOMPOSED GRANITE GRAVEL; 2. BID 14-002 – NEWSPAPER PUBLICATIONS; 3. BID 14-003 – TIRES AND TUBES; 4. BID 14-004 – WEED, BRUSH AND INSECT CONTROL CHEMICALS; 5. BID 14-005 – GENERAL MOTORS REPAIR PARTS; 6. BID 14-006 – TRADE BOOKS; 7. BID 14-007 – LAUDRY AND DISHWASHING CHEMICALS FOR JAIL; 8. BID 14-008 – TRAFFIC SIGNS, POSTS AND SUPPLIES; 9. BID 14-010 – ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE; 10. BID 14-011 – TONER AND INK CARTRIDGES; 11. BID 14-012 – CONCRETE PAVEMENT REHABILITATION; 12. BID 14-013 – HYDRO-INSENSITIVE POLYURETHANE FOAM MATERIALS AND LABOR; 13. BID 14-014 – TROPHIES FOR SUMMER READING PROGRAM; 14. BID 14-015 – OIL AND LUBRICANTS. Unit pricing is required; payment will be by check. Bonds are required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Riverpark West, Section 9, Replat No. 2, Precinct 1. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk 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

Back to School Splash Bash In celebration of the end of summer, Sugar Land Town Square will host Back to School Splash Bash, a free outdoor splash day featuring a wide variety of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Back to School Splash Bash will take place in the Plaza of Sugar Land Town Square on Saturday, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include water balloon fights, sand castle contests, hula-hoop contests, inflatable water attractions, interactive games with Pinot’s Palette and more! Plus, there will be live music and food and beverages available for purchase from STADIA Sports Grill. Guests are encouraged to bring backpacks and school supplies for donation to the Fort Bend Rainbow Room. “Heading into the school year, the backpacks and school supplies collected will be put to good use by our clients,� said Tonya Lewis, executive director of the Fort Bend Rainbow Room. “We’d like to thank Sugar Land Town Square for supporting our efforts to provide assistance to children in need in our community.� For more information visit FBRR.org.or SugarLandTownSquare.com. 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

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

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CITATION BY PUBLICATION DIVORCE TO: Chucks Tony Okonkwo , and to all whom it may concern, Respondent GREETINGS: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 AM on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty(20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. Said answer may be filed by mailing same to: District Clerk’s Office, 301 Jackson, Richmond, Texas 77469, or by bringing it to the office. Our street address is 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond TX 77469. We are located on the first floor of the Justice Center building. The Original Petition for Divorce of Pamela Lavonne Okonkwo, Petitioners, was filed in the 387th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on the May 23, 2012 against Chucks Tony Okonkwo, Respondent, being numbered 12-DCV-198345, and entitled In the Matter of the Marriage of Pamela Lavonne Okonkwo and Chucks Tony Okonkwo. The suit requests DISSOLVE THE BONDS OF MATRIMONY. The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. Issued and given under my hand and seal of the said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 25th day of July, 2013. Petitioner’s Attorney: Donald W Linnenbank Attorney at Law PO Box 1044 Sugar Land TX 77487 281-494-6000 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas Deputy District Clerk Amanda Morales Telephone: 281-238-3282

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INDEPENDENT • JULY 31, 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

#

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

15

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

16

11-DCV191545 05/01/13

17

14

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

18

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

19

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

20

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

23

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


Page 8 • INDEPENDENT • JULY 31, 2013 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 for replat of Plaza at Westheimer Lakes, Partial Replat No. 1, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Dorothy Crouch with Hovis Surveying Co. Inc. at 281-320-9591 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk 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 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

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. 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 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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND PROPOSES TO ADOPT A PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE MASTER PLAN IDENTIFYING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DEVELOPING AN ACTIVELY USED, CITYWIDE NETWORK OF PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLING FACILITIES. THE PLAN UPDATES THE 2008 HIKE AND BIKE TRAILS MASTER PLAN BY INCORPORATING A BROADER FOCUS ON MOBILITY IN ADDITION TO RECREATIONAL USES. THE PROPOSED PLAN REFLECTS EXTENSIVE COMMUNITY INPUT. PURPOSE:

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

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

CITY OF SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:00 O’CLOCK P.M., AUGUST 20, 2013

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE MASTER PLAN MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND PLANNING OFFICE AT (281) 275-2218 OR EMAIL TRANSPORTATION@SUGARLANDTX.GOV. THE PLANNING OFFICE IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 O’CLOCK A.M. TO 5:00 O’CLOCK P.M., AND IS LOCATED 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. INFORMATION ON THE PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE MASTER PLAN, INCLUDING A DRAFT FINAL REPORT, IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.SUGARLANDTX.GOV/PEDBIKE.

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

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 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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PERMANENT ZONING 35.9 ACRES NORTHWEST CORNER OF US 59 AND UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD PERMANENT ZONING OF 35.9 ACRES TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (PD) DISTRICT GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, TELFAIR WEST COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, FOR COMMERCIAL USES, LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF US 59 AND UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD WITHIN THE M.M. BATTLE LEAGUE, A-9, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. PURPOSE:

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

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

CITY COUNCIL 6:00 O’CLOCK P.M., AUGUST 20, 2013

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED PD DISTRICT 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 LOCATED IN CITY HALL, 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS. PLEASE CONTACT THE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO REVIEW ADDITIONAL DETAILS IN PERSON. Vicinity Map:

PUBLIC NOTICE Parties in interest and citizens of Fort Bend County comprised of the 240th, 268th, 328th, 387th, 400th and 434th Judicial Districts of Texas. Subject: Pursuant to Local Government Code Sec. 152.905, notice is hereby given to all parties in interest and citizens that a public hearing will be held for the purpose of setting the annual compensation for the Court Reporters, County Auditor and Assistant County Auditors serving Fort Bend County comprised of the 240th, 268th, 328th, 387th, 400th, and 434th Judicial Districts of Texas. Date: August 14, 2013 @ 3:30 P.M. Where: 434th District Courtroom, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas 77469 Signed: James H. Shoemake Judge 434th District court

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for: INSURANCE BENEFITS CONSULTING 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

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: 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 TO BIDDERS Sealed bids in triplicate, one (1) original and two (2) copies, addressed to the City of Sugar Land, Texas, will be received until 11:00 o’clock a.m., Thursday, August 15, 2013, for: PURCHASE OF CHEVROLET VEHICLES Sealed bids shall be appropriately marked as follows: BID NO. 2013-27 PURCHASE OF CHEVROLET VEHICLES BIDDER NAME, ADDRESS, AND DUE DATE Bidder shall sign and date the bid. Bids that are not signed and dated will be rejected. Signed and sealed bids shall be delivered to the Office of City Secretary Office, on or before 11:00 o’clock a.m., Thursday, August 15, 2013 , City of Sugar Land, Office of City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. All bids received after the appointed time shall be returned to bidder unopened. Notice of the award of contract shall be given by the City within thirty (30) days following the date for the opening of bids. The City reserves the right to revise or amend the specifications prior to the date set for opening of bids. Such revisions or amendments, if any, will be announced by addenda or addendum to the specifications. Copies of such addenda so issued will be furnished to all prospective bidders and may or may not affect the bid opening date. The City of Sugar Land reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in bids received. The award will be made to the lowest responsible bidder. ITB 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 www.publicpurchase.com. Registration is free. All bid documents, amendments and other information relating to the bid will be posted on this site. Questions regarding this invitation to bid must be received by Thursday, August 8, 2013 on or before 3:00 P.M. Please contact Robert Hazelrig, Facilities Coordinator telephone number (281) 275-2723 or email rhazelrig@sugarlandtx. gov. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC City Secretary


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STUDENT PHYSICALS Extracurricular Pre-Participation Physicals

NOTE: According to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) guidelines, students participating in school sports must complete and pass a pre-participation physical screening. Students must bring the UIL physical evaluation medical history form and Methodist consent form filled out and signed by a parent or guardian.

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Saturday, August 3 r 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wheeler Field House (across from First Colony Mall) 16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479

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