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FAIR. BALANCED. INFORMATIVE. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013

P. O.BOX 623, SUGAR LAND, TX 77487-0623

Official newspaper of Fort Bend County, Missouri City & Sugar Land

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PLANTS-A-PALOOZA: The Sugar Land Garden Club hosts its 15th annual Garden Art and Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Sugar Lakes Clubhouse, 930 Sugar Lakes Drive, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. These talented artisans are displaying their raffle donations and are offering garden art and other hand-crafted items. For more information, go to www.sugarlandgardenclub.org or call GAPS Chairman Terri Hurley at 281-491-9609. Back row: Susie Curry, Lynette McQueen, Rose Allen, Melissa Bailey, Mary Bullock, Elizabeth Barrow and Abby Barrow. Front row: Nancy Adams, Anne Ondrusek, Diana Miller, Jaemie Herndon, Gretchen Cockerill. Not shown, Michelle Eigler and Sheryl Lambert. Photo by Leslie Niemand. This is a community event that draws people not only from Sugar Land but from surrounding areas including Richmond, Rosenberg, Victoria and Katy. The Sugar Land Garden Club is the oldest garden club in Texas. Its membership is open to all (not just Sugar Land residents) and it has more than 150 members and the organization that supports a variety of state-wide and community horticultural projects. The club also offers two scholarships to graduate horticultural students each year. The Garden Art and Plant Sale is one of two major fundraisers that support the club’s charitable endeavors.

Following an attempted traffic stop on U.S. 59 on Sept. 6, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered that the truck involved in the case had marijuana aboard. At about 11 p.m. on Sept. 6, a deputy clocked a Chevrolet pickup traveling at 93 mph. The truck was headed north on U.S. 59 near FM 360 south of Beasley. The truck pulled off the road between Beasley and Rosenberg and then cut across the grassy area separating the highway from the feeder road. No suspects were found or and breathing heavily stopped The deputy continued followdetained, but a clerk in a near- briefly at the store. ing the vehicle until the truck by truck stop said a group of The clerk said they were broke through a barbed-wire men with mud on their clothing with a caravan pulling cars. fence and proceeded toward a treeline in the pasture. Backup vehicles arrived and the truck was eventually Women’s Council of Realtors Fundariser found, though no passengers were near. Deputies found 54 Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. bundles of marijuana wrapped The Swinging Door Restaurant, Richmond. in cellophane stashed on the truck. They weighed a total of Tickets $35 per person. For Ɵckets, call Kimberly 1,054 pounds. The street value Shaw at 713-614-8258. www.fortbendwcr.com is estimated to be $537,000.

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Sugar Land boys seek spot in national baseball team Two 12-year-old baseball players from Sugar Land have made the USA Texas Regional team to compete for spot on USA National team. Kaden Kram (left) and John Henderson (right), earned spots on the 16-player roster of the 2013 USA Texas Region National Team Identification Series baseball team. This team represents South Texas and Louisiana in a tournament to identify 24 players to represent the USA in international world championship tournaments. The boys earned their spots on the team by a day long tryout on August 10, - over 100 players with birthdays on or after January 1, 2002 competed for the 16 player roster. The NTIS was o be played September 5-8, 2013 in Raleigh, NC at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

There were 14 other teams from across the country in this tournament or about 250 players total from which 24 will be selected to form the 2014 12U USA National Team. More details about USA baseball are at: www.usabaseball.com Kaden Kram was slotted to play catcher and pitcher for the

USA Texas region squad and plays with the Columbia Angels locally in Sugar Land. John Henderson is playing first base and pitching and plays with the Fort Bend Bulls out of Sugar Land. Both Kaden and John attend Fort Bend Christian Academy and are in 6th grade.

Quail Valley Yard of the Month for September winners are Lynette & Lloyd Randall of 2618 La Quinta. A garden that is consistently neat and colorful, the Randall’s have used symmetrical planting beds, but mixed traditional boxwoods and dwarf yaupon hollies with surprises from the tropics such as cordyline and variegated outdoor dwarf schefflera, that add foliage color as well as texture. Cora variety vinca, pentas, lantana, society garlic and Crepe Myrtle add dependable summer color. A welcome surprise is using two different tree varieties to contrast the beautiful side beds. Brick planters and a herringbone brick entry finish the manicured look. The Randall family received a plant from Flowers by Adela and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Quail Valley Garden Club. Now is a great time to take inventory of your garden and where it could use some color pizzazz that lasts through summer. A great solution is caladiums, which QVGC presells every October. Proceeds benefit community projects. Contact Rose Ann Acosta at 832-6939107 or visit http://traction.typepad.com/QVGC .

The Sugar Land Development Corporation approved a design agreement with Martinez & Johnson Architects on Sept. 3 for the final design of Sugar Land’s $84-million future performing arts venue. Renderings of the iconic venue were released on Sept. 4. More on Page 4.

State Rep. Ron Reynolds to seek re-election State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D) for District 27 has announced his intention to run for another term. Elected in 2011 as the first African American State Representative in Fort Bend County since Reconstruction, Reynolds said, “My commitment to the people of District 27 continues to be unwavering. And I plan to carry on effectively representing their causes and concerns with dedication and fervor.” Reynolds said. “I am seeking another term because there remains more work to be done and I will apply my resources and resourcefulness to get the job done.” Reynolds is committed to serving the residents in Fort Bend County by advocating for high-quality education, public safety, affordable healthcare, and economic empowerment in the community. He has passed numerous bills and he continues to fight for small, minority and women-owned businesses to have fair access to state contracts through the Historically Underutilized Business program. Reynolds was selected as House Deputy Democratic Whip in his second term. He currently serves on the House Environmental Regulations and Technology committees. He has received numerous achievement awards for his legal and legislative work. Recently, he was voted in the

Reynolds “Top 10 Legislators of 2013” by Equality Texas, “Freshman Legislator of the Year,” “Public Servant of the Year” and “Best Attorney in Houston” by H Texas magazine. Some other awards include: Houston’s Top 40 Leaders under 40, Greater Houston Black Chamber “Business Pinnacle Award,” NAACP Drum Major for Jus-

tice Award, EEOC Civil Rights All-Star Award, American Red Cross Humanitarian Award, and YMCA Minority Achievers Award. Reynolds is the founding member of Ronald E. Reynolds & Associates Law Firm and he has the distinction of being one of the youngest lawyers appointed to serve as an Associate Municipal Judge for The City of Houston. Fort Bend County’s House District 27 includes, parts of Houston (Fort Bend), Missouri City, Pearland, Sugar Land, Stafford, Fresno, Arcola and Meadows Place. Reynolds says he is a proud Christian family man with the firm belief that to whom much is given, much is required. Reynolds is proud and grateful for his wife, Dr. Jonita Reynolds and his three children. For more information, visit www. ronaldreynolds.com.

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News Stafford has cash balance of $31 million

By BARBARA FULENWIDER Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella began his annual mayor’s budget message by saying that the city has had a “long-standing reputation for adopting budgets that are fiscally sound” and that doing so has served Stafford well for more than 40 years. With that in mind he presented the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget of $26 million, which is nearly $1 million more than the past fiscal year budget he presented to council for their approval. Last year the mayor’s proposed city budget was $25.11 million. All departments got increases and those that got proposed budgets of more than $100,000 over last year include fire and police, promotion and development department, information technology and the street department. Scarcella said in his budget message to citizens that the key to his proposed budget is “living within our means by utilizing a lean, conscientious and efficient staff.” To that end staff members this fiscal year are to receive “at least a three percent” raise and some considerably more than that. The total cost of people on the city payroll is budgeted at $11 million and includes salaries, retirement, health care, life insurance, disability and all other amenities. The mayor said that Stafford “has one of the strongest selffunded healthcare programs in either the public or private sector.” It covers medical, dental, prescription, life and short term and long term disability at an annual cost estimated to be just over $1.7 million for the next fiscal year. With retirement, social security and related benefits included costs adds up to $1.8 million and make the city’s total personnel package $3.5 million.

Scarcella Scarcella said what is often overlooked is that the salary for a new city employee only reflects a part of the cost for that position. Benefits for an employee earning $50,000 a year are often $25,000 or more and that doesn’t include expenditures for training, equipment, uniforms, etc. Also, the costs for an employee’s position increase every year. Consequently, the mayor and city council’s position has been “add personnel carefully and only when absolutely needed.” The mayor plans to continue that policy because, he said, it has served the city well. Fire and police departments almost always get budget increases because as towns grow so do the needs for more services. This year’s police department budget is proposed at $5,875,000 and includes the addition of one full-time patrolman and the implementation of a new salary structure for all police officers. The fire department got the biggest increase with more than $1.8 million or 12 percent more than last year’s budget. The department has increased from 47 volunteers and duty session personnel to 90 over the past several years. Despite the increased costs, several hundred thousand dollars have been saved by not increasing

full time personnel substantially. Public works’ proposed budget is $4.2 million with almost $2.2 designated for maintaining streets and $1.1 million to preserve and improve Stafford parks. Another $1 million is earmarked for the joint venture with the county to extend Brand Lane. An expenditure of $567,000 is in the proposed budget for upgrades to the city’s 25-yearold Civic Center and IT will get $850,000 for the purchase of ever changing technology. This next fiscal year Stafford’s municipal court will have a budget of $625,000 and the 30-year-old city swimming pool will get $240,000 for maintenance and rehab. Another $600,000 is in the city budget for Stafford Municipal School District “with special emphasis on making it one of the safest school districts in the nation,” the mayor said. This next year the Performing Arts Theatre/Convention Centre will have hosted more than three million people during its 10 years of operation. Scarcella said the Stafford Centre is expected to generate revenues of $1.4 million, be supplemented more than $460,000 by the hotel tax and get $540,000 from the Stafford Economic Development Corp. (SEDC) for embellishments. Scarcella also said, “Currently, the city has its largest cash accumulation of more than $19 million” and is debt

free after having paid off the final $200,000 owed. With the SEDC having accumulated “a substantial cash balance of more than $12 million, the combined cash of the city and SEDC is at an all-time high of more than $31.5 million.” The mayor then went on to talk about the 192-acre site in Stafford that Texas Instruments plans to sell after being in the city for the past 45 years. “This will place the city in a position of having to make difficult decisions and possible investments to assure that this prime 192-acre site provides the city a pathway to advancement and the prospect for a gamechanging development. As this story unfolds,” Scarcella said, “the advantage of the liquid financial strength of our municipality cannot be overstated.” The mayor concluded his budget message by saying that after having followed the city’s first Comprehensive Development Plan adopted in 1971, it’s time for a new one so the city will spend $150,000 to hire a consultant to “lay out an aggressive prescription for progress for at least the next quarter century.” Continuing to look ahead, Scarcella ended with, “A zero property tax; an elimination of general obligation debt; a lean, conscientious and efficient staff; a strong cash balance, and an irrefutable, fiscally sound police provide this city with a bright and growing future.”

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Free Legal Aid Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) proudly offers free legal aid at Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, Texas 77469, in the Parish Hall to low-income Fort Bend County residents, on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. This legal-aid clinic is open to qualified lowincome residents of Fort Bend County with civil legal questions. Veterans who are low-income Fort Bend County residents are especially encouraged to attend this legal aid event. Call FBLC at 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify for this service or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@FortBendLawyersCARE.org

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Brightwater Garden Club The Brightwater Garden Club will begin its 2013-2014 year with a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Monday, Sept. 23, at the Brightwater Clubhouse located at 2410 Brightwater Drive, in Missouri City. Elizabeth Barrow, Master Gardner and Texas Certified Nursery Professional, will speak on “Gardening with Native and Well Adapted Plants.” Brightwater residents and neighbors from surrounding subdivisions are invited to join us. For more information, call club president Betty Grant at 281-261-5913 or membership chair Diane Giltner at 281499-0694.

Book sale The Friends of the University Branch Library will hold their next book sale Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. Great selection of used books for children and adults, CDs, DVDs, LPs and VHS tapes will be available. Most items are $0.50 to $1.00. Proceeds support reading and other educational programs for all ages. Good condition books, CDs and DVDs may be donated to the library during the sale, or at any time. A receipt for income tax purposes can be provided.

Join the Fort Bend Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Wednesday, October 9, 10:30 to 12:30 in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, for ‘Gardening for Green Genealogists’ by Terri Hurley. Contact Natalie Aggarwal Natalie-ag. garwal@hotmail.com or Gwen Goldsberry at jbbumdar@hotmail.com for more information.

NOTICE OF TAX REVENUE INCREASE The City of Sugar Land conducted public hearings on August 27, 2013 and September 3, 2013 on a proposal to increase the total tax revenues of the City of Sugar Land from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 3.65 percent. The total tax revenue proposed to be raised last year at last year’s tax rate of $0.30895 for each $100 of taxable value was $30,343,642. The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of $0.30895 for each $100 of taxable value, excluding tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $31,051,324.

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Opinion AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOODS Alligator ‘encounters’- Part 1 By CAROLYN BOWDEN “DO NOT TELL MOMMY”: It had been one of those days where mommy had been interrupted countless times to referee sibling “differences of opinion,” or they are telling her they are bored. It was a beautiful day but they had no interest in their backyard with the fancy swing set and an oversized sand box next to a child sized house that daddy had built for them. Then daddy walked in the door from work, looking forward to hitting the golf course for a little “R & R”. The minute the girls (ages 4 & 8) heard the word golf, they were begging to go because they loved riding in the golf cart. One look at his wife’s expression, and he knew it had been a frustrating day for her and the girls. So, out the door the three went. The golf hole was a par 5 and as they moved closer to the green the girls saw a huge alligator, appearing to be asleep, stretched out in the warm sun, horizontal to the water. The golf ball was about 50 yards from the alligator. That’s when the Daddy remembered... “if it is hungry an alligator will eat anything that moves, including people.” but, he could not resist this opportunity to learn how the skin felt. He put the 4-year- old in the cart basket and the 8-yearold on the back of the cart seat, holding onto the basket. Then carefully, and, oh so slowly, he moved the cart until his side of

Bowden the cart was one foot from the alligator. Then he reached out and “lightly” touched the tail. (It felt very rough and scaly.) The alligator raised his head up and seeing the size of the golf cart, and, nothing appeared to be threatening, he just went back to sleep. They went a few more holes and then headed home. Daddy had told them over and over, “Do not tell mommy!” However, when they entered their garage, the cart did not even come to a complete stop before both girls were busting in the back door yelling: “Mommy, Mommy, Daddy touched an alligator with his bare hand!.” I am told that mommy’s reaction and response is not “printable” in a “family” newspaper. “GUESS WHO CAME FOR BREAKFAST”: The real estate agent had pointed out to this couple that the house had an incredible view of two lakes surrounding a

beautiful 4 par golf hole. That the custom designed back yard with rock paths winding through exotic plants would be a lovely place to sit on their patio for a casual breakfast or a relaxing cocktail hour before dinner. And it was, until one morning when the “lady of the house” walked into her kitchen, plugged in the coffee pot, and opened the door to the attached garage. She stepped into the garage and waited for the garage door to open. As it raised she moved closer to the door and saw something out of the corner of her eye. In between their two cars was an 8 to 12 foot alligator staring at her! She froze, and the alligator just stared at her and did not move. Slowly, she backed up to the open utility room door. When inside she slammed the door shut and ran screaming for her husband who asked, “Well did you get the paper?” (This was the “wrong” time to make a smart remark!) HAVING A PROBLEM WITH AN ALLIGATOR? If anyone should have a problem with an alligator, call (281-842-8100) which is a 24 hour communication line. If a Parks and Wildlife Game Warden determines this is a dangerous animal, then you will be referred to an “Alligator Hunter”. NEXT COLUMN: August 25th. Write to: CVBNeighbors@ aol.com about this column.

Missouri City sets public hearings on proposed tatx rate By BARBARA FULENWIDER At the Sept. 3 meeting of Missouri City City Council approved a resolution to hold public hearings on the proposed tax rate of 57.375 cents for $100 valuation. The rate is one cent less than the anticipated number. The city’s 2013-14 fiscal year budget that council adopted in June was based on a property tax rate of 58.35 cents per $100 valuation. The effective tax rate for 2013 is 53.5165 cents per $100 valuation and the rollback rate is 57.3752 cents. If the tax rate of $0.5835 per $100 valuation is proposed and adopted it would be $0.09748 more than the rollback rate and subject to a recall petition. According to the “Finance and Investment Dictionary‎” the effective tax rate is “the rate paid by a taxpayer and is determined by dividing the tax paid by the taxable income in a particular year.” Because the proposed tax rate exceeds the effective tax

rate, council must call two public hearings per the property tax code. The current tax rate for fiscal year 2012-13 is $0.5448 and includes the maintenance and operation (M&O) tax rate of $0.35857 and the interest and sinking (I&S) tax rate of $0.18623. Each tax rate is per $100 valuation. The proposed tax rate for 2013-14 fiscal year is $0.38038 for M&O and $0.19337 for I&S for a total rate of $0.57375. Background information to council provided by Wes Vela, director of finance, says the proposed tax rate will yield $581,000 less in M&O tax revenues for the general fund 2014 budget than projected at the 100 percent collection rate. “The difference will be managed by increased efficiencies and contingency funding.” The proposed rate will increase property taxes by 7.21 percent. The average taxable value of a residence home-

stead in Missouri City this year is $160,165 compared to $157,139 last year. If the proposed tax rate of $.573750 per $100 taxable value is adopted this year by council, the owner of an average home in Missouri City would pay a property tax bill of $918.92. The fiscal analysis is that the approved 2014 budget will be sustained by the adoption of the $0.57375 rate. The two public hearings regarding the tax rate will be held Sept. 19 and Sept. 23. The meeting to adopt the tax rate will be on Oct. 7. The public hearing on the proposed tax rate was adopted by a 5-2 vote. (See the notice on the right) Councilmembers Robin Elackatt and Yolanda Ford voted against the motion. Elackatt said on Monday that his nay vote was an unintended error and he was not against the public hearing or the proposed tax rate. Ford is also believed to have voted no mistakenly.

Sugar Land’s performing arts center Construction of the performing arts center is expected to begin in 2014 and take about 24 months. The venue will be located on a portion of 38.5 acres of Cityowned property in the Telfair commercial district, southeast of U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard. Development in this area is slated for commercial, office and entertainment purposes. The economic development strategy for the venue was structured to establish Sugar Land as a destination location for culture and entertainment as well as creating an amenity that is commercially self-sustainable. “Making Sugar Land a destination for culture and entertainment has been a long-held vision of our citizens and City Council,” said Mayor James Thompson. “A 2007 Citizen Visioning Task Force included a perform-

ing arts center among its cultural and entertainment venue recommendations.” A 2008 Market Analysis and Feasibility Study and an updated 2012 study performed by CSL International identified that the Houston market did not have a 6,500-seat live entertainment venue and concluded that market demand would support the first financially feasible and commercially sustainable venue of its size in the region. The studies also supported that the performing arts venue in Sugar Land will promote capital investment, create new jobs, enhance educational opportunities and create unique destination activities attracting local and regional visitors. “This new performing arts venue will allow residents of Sugar Land, and the surrounding area, to experience a level of live

entertainment that until now has not been available,” said Allen Becker, Chairman of ACE Theatrical Group. Based on voters’ approval of the financing tools in 2008 and the City’s goal to create a financially feasible, operationally selfsustaining venue, the estimated $83.6 million Performing Arts Center will be funded through a unique package of special funding sources. •The City’s partner, ACE, will make a $10 million equity contribution to the project. •A portion of sales tax revenues that may only be used for economic development purposes and a portion of hotel occupancy tax funds that are restricted to tourism initiatives will be dedicated to the project. •Rent revenues generated by the facility will also fund the Performing Arts Center.

County commissioners and judges are at loggerheads Fort Bend County Commissioners Court and the judges do not seem to be on the same page when it comes to budget and salaries. County commissioners at their Sept. 3 meeting amended the actions taken by the Juvenile Board and the Board of Judges and thus, set a precedent. The Juvenile Board has the statutory authority to decide its own budget and commissioners court is expected to fund it fully. The commissioners court while accepting the obligation to fund the juvenile budget adequately, does not see it fit that the board could arbitrarily increase the budget by approving its own pay raise to employees. Similarly, the state has conferred the authority on the board of judges to set the salaries of county auditors, assistant auditors, court coordinators and court reporters. Last week, Commissioners Court unanimously carried a motion to approve the FY 2014 Juvenile Probation Budget, as approved by the Juvenile Board on August 28, 2013 in the amount of $11,289,502 which is an increase of 8.34% from FY 2013. The Juvenile Board’s adopted budget was $11,305,549. Commissioner Andy Meyers made the motion to bring the increase to the same level as the county budget. Consequently, the Juvenile Board budget was reduced by about $16,000. Commissioner James Patterson made a motion to ratify the salaries adopted by the Board of Judges on August 14, 2013, subject to certain changes.

Inside Track By Seshadri Kumar His motion ratified the action approved by the Board of Judges on August 14, 2013 to approve salaries as presented except District Court Coordinators, County Court at Law Court Coordinators, County Court at Law Court Reporters and County Court at Law Probate Auditors who will receive an increase of 3.63 percent, instead of the 5 percent proposed by the judges. The rest of the county employees will receive the same 3.63 percent increase. This action would result in a saving of about $30,000. County Judge Bob Hebert abstained on this vote and the four commissioners voted in favor. The Juvenile Board or the Board of Judges has not yet officially reacted to the action of the commissioners court. In the past, the Juvenile Board had maintained that the commissioners court could

not legally reduce the juvenile board budget. While the possibility exists for the Juvenile Board to sue the commissioners court, it is not clear if the judges will take that course of action. Since the amount cut by the commissioners is insignificant, the judges may not take it seriously. But, if they want to assert their legal authority, and protect their turf, they can legally challenge the commissioners court. Previously, the state was funding the juvenile probation department to the extent of 80 percent and the state’s share has gradually decreased, while the county’s share increased to 50 percent of the budget. The commissioners want the juvenile board to restore its finds from the state, instead of burdening the county taxpayers. In the case of the Board of Judges, the commissioners did not interfere with the pay raise given to the County Auditor’s department. The commissioners believe that the court coordinators and court reporters should be treated the same way as the other county employees in the administrative and clerical group.

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NOTICE OF TAX REVENUE INCREASE The City of Missouri City will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 7.21 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. The first public hearing will be held on September 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM at Missouri City Hall, Council Chambers, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX. The second public hearing will be held on September 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM at Missouri City Hall, Council Chambers, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX. The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows: FOR:

Mayor Allen Owen Councilmember Don Smith Councilmember Floyd Emery

Councilmember Danny Nguyen Mayro Pro-Tem Jerry Wyatt

AGAINST: Councilmember Robin Elackatt Councilmember Yolanda Ford PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT:

None

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in City of Missouri City last year was $157,139. Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.544800 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $856.09. The average taxable value of a residence homestead in City of Missouri City this year is $160,160. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.535165 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $857.12. If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.573750 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $918.92. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.


INDEPENDENT • SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 • Page 5

News Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Skeeters set new Atlantic League win record ue their winning ways as the Following a 7-0 victory For more information visit new online scheduling system club enters its first-ever At- www.sugarlandskeeters.com over the Bridgeport BlueKeep forgetting to call about scheduling your outpatient imaging exam such as a mammogram, MRI, CT, ultrasound, etc.? Thanks to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s new online scheduling system, making an appointment just became a whole lot easier. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has unveiled its new user-friendly online scheduling tool for patients. The new system makes it possible for patients to view available appointments, select one that fits their schedule and confirm their appointment with just a few clicks. “There are many people who have limited access to a telephone during the day for personal calls, or they continually forget to call because of hectic lifestyles,” said Chris Siebenaler, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Chief Executive Officer. “Our new online system gives everyone the freedom to go online at any time of the day or night – includ-

ing weekends and holidays – and make their appointment quickly and easily.” The system is accessible from the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital website. Patients can go online at houstonmethodist.org/sugarland and click the “Appointments & Online Scheduling” button on the right side to access appointment times. The new system provides pertinent information about the appointment and offers reminder emails regarding the appointment.

“Making it more convenient for our patients to schedule diagnostic tests such as mammograms, MRI, CT, ultrasound, etc. is just one of the many ways that we are using technology to make scheduling appointments easy,” said Siebenaler. For more information or to schedule, visit houstonmethodist.org/sugarland and click the “Appointments & Online Scheduling” button on the right side of the screen.

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lantic League Division play- or call the Skeeters box office off, scheduled for Tuesday, at 281-240-HITS. September 17 and Wednesday, September 18 at Constellation NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE Field. THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND Great seats are available virtue of an Order of Sale issued for the 2013 Atlantic League By out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT Playoffs, beginning Tuesday, COURT of FORT BEND County on the September 17 at Constellation 9th day of August 2013 by the Clerk in the case of FORT BEND Field. Fans are encouraged to thereof, COUNTY VS, MARYO SERRANO, ET secure their seats now and be- AL in Cause # 09-DCV-174130and come a part of Operation Blue to me, as CONSTABLE directed and I will proceed to sell, at Swarm during the Skeeters’ delivered, 10:00’ Clock AM on the 1st day of 2013 playoff run. October, 2013, which is the first

fish last night, the First Half Freedom Division Champion Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that the club has set a new Atlantic League record for wins in a single season with 89. The Skeeters now hold an all-time best 8941 record and maintain a .685 winning percentage, which stands as the best winning percentage in professional baseball. The club’s 89th win tops the Atlantic League singleseason win record previously held by the Lancaster Barnstormers, who finished the 2012 season with an 88-52 record before postseason play. “This team has the most team spirit that I’ve probably ever experienced in my career,” said Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti. “It’s a developed crew with a lot of intangible qualities. They’re focused, they’re enthusiastic and they find ways to win. We just want to finish the season strong and continue to play good baseball into the playoffs.” In late June, the Skeeters captured the first half title after going 47-23 prior to the All-Star Break. This month, the Skeeters look to contin-

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, SEPTEMBER 26, 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. BID 14-016 – PURCHASE OF VEHICLES Unit pricing is required; payment will be by check. Bonds are not required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas

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LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a solicitation for: Municipal Court and Alarm Collection Services RSQ # 035-14 The City of Missouri City is requesting statements of qualifications for the collection of outstanding municipal court fees and fines. No pre-statement of qualification meeting is scheduled. All questions shall be submitted by emailed to aguerrero@missouricitytx.gov, Alfonso Guerrero Jr., Purchasing Manager. Solicitation packages are available for download through Demandstar at www. demandstar.com and through Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com. Responses must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery package with the solicitation name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Responses must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Responses are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.

Tuesday of said month at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage. 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 6250010101600907 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND OUT OF LOT 16 IN BLOCK 10 OF RIDGEMONT, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 6, PAGE 14 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT III BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED FROM ELFIGO SANCHEZ AND LOIS A. SANCHEZ TO FUAT C. KAVAK AND WIFE, CANET KAVAK DATED FEBRUARY 9, 1990 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 9011167 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 26TH day of August 2013 as the property of MARIO SERRANO, JAVIER SERRANO, JONES AND LEE INCORPORATED, A TEXAS CORPORATION to satisfy a judgment amounting to $10,394.75, 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, CITY OF HOUSTON AND FORT BEND COUNTY AND ALL OTHER RELATED ENTITIES. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 26TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2013. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE, PCT. 3, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS By Deputy Shawn Sayers, #1309

LEGAL NOTICE REQUESTS FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS Sealed Qualification Statements will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, William B. Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 for the following until THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 AT 1:30 P.M. (CST). All submissions 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 firms made public. Submissions 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 Q13-085 – PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT – ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all qualification statements received.

LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a solicitation for: DAY LABOR SERVICES IFB # 034-14 The City of Missouri City is soliciting bid responses for temporary day labor services. No pre-bid meeting is scheduled. All questions shall be submitted by emailed to aguerrero@missouricitytx.gov, Alfonso Guerrero Jr., Purchasing Manager. Solicitation packages are available for download through Demandstar at www. demandstar.com and through Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com. Responses must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery package with the solicitation name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Responses must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Responses are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.

Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 115 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the offices of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce of Commerce, located at 445 Commerce Green Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The First Colony Municipal Utility District No. 9 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the offices of Quail Valley Utility District located at 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, TX. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

FOR the proposal:

D. Keel, F. Hester, K, Balasubramanian, and K. Sheblak

FOR the proposal:

A.K. Sandersen, G.P. Perry, M. Burton, B. Hymel, and R. Castells

AGAINST the proposal:

None

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting:

None

PRESENT and not voting:

None

ABSENT:

C. Hanney

ABSENT:

None

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Last Year Total tax rate (per $100 of value) Difference in rates per $100 of value Percentage increase/decrease in rates(+/-) Average appraised value General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions) Average taxable value Tax on average residence homestead Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) and percentage of increase (+/-)

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Last Year

This Year

$ 0.500/$100

$ 0.500/$100

(Adopted)

(Proposed)

- $0 .000/$100 0.0000% $442,142 $443,877 $0 $0 -$44,214 $397,928 $1,989.64

-$66,582 $377,295 $1,886.48

-$103.16 -5.1849%

Total tax rate (per $100 of value) Difference in rates per $100 of value Percentage increase/decrease in rates(+/-) Average appraised value General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions) Average taxable value Tax on average residence homestead Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) and percentage of increase (+/-)

This Year

$ 0.320/$100

$ 0.315/$100

(Adopted)

(Proposed)

- $0 .005/$100 -1.5625% $195,263 $194,871 $0 $0

$195,263 $624.84

$194,871 $613.84

-$11.00 -1.7604%

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the

qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine

qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine

whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under

whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under

Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

Questions or comments regarding this notice can be directed to Esther Buentello Flores at the tax office at (281) 499-1223.

Questions or comments regarding this notice can be directed to Esther Buentello Flores at the tax office at (281) 499-1223.


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First Colony SL•$425,000•5/3+11/2/2 3203SM

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for: Cost Recovery for Emergency Services - REBID RFP # 032-14 The City of Missouri City is soliciting proposals for cost recovery for emergency services. No pre-proposal meeting is scheduled. All questions shall be submitted by emailed to aguerrero@missouricitytx.gov, Alfonso Guerrero Jr., Purchasing Manager. RFP packages are available by download through Demandstar at www.demandstar. com and Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com. Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the proposal title and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Proposal Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Proposal packages marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Proposals are publicly opened in the City Hall Council Chambers.

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) for: Concrete Street Construction and Repair – REBID CSP # 030-14 The City intends to hire a general contractor (s) to provide all material, labor, and equipment necessary to perform new construction and repairs of concrete streets and related sidewalks at various locations in the City on an as-needed basis. No pre-proposal meeting is scheduled. All questions shall be submitted by emailed to aguerrero@missouricitytx.gov, Alfonso Guerrero Jr., Purchasing Manager. The solicitation is available by download through Demandstar at www.demandstar. com and Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com. Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the CSP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Proposal Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Proposal packages marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Proposals are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) for: Concrete Sidewalk Construction and Repair- REBID CSP # 029-14 The City of Missouri City is soliciting proposals for concrete sidewalk construction and repair. The City intends to contract with a contractor(s) to provide all material, labor, and equipment necessary to perform new construction and repairs of concrete sidewalks at various locations in the City on an as-needed basis. No pre-proposal meeting is scheduled. All questions shall be submitted by emailed to aguerrero@missouricitytx.gov, Alfonso Guerrero Jr., Purchasing Manager. The solicitation is available by download through Demandstar at www.demandstar. com and Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com. Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the CSP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Proposal Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Proposal packages marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Proposals are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for: INSURANCE BENEFITS CONSULTING SERVICES-REBID RFP # 031-14 The City of Missouri City is soliciting proposals for insurance benefits consulting services. No pre-proposal meeting is scheduled. All questions shall be submitted by emailed to aguerrero@missouricitytx.gov, Alfonso Guerrero Jr., Purchasing Manager. RFP packages are available by download through Demandstar at www.demandstar. com and Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com. 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.

$144,900

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 5TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2013. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE, PCT. 3, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS By Deputy Shawn Sayers, #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 2ND day of AUGUST, 2013 by the District Court of Brazoria County, Texas in cause # 70285 in favor of the Plaintiff - WILLIAM W. CASON, Plaintiff, for the sum of $39,190.58 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on August 21, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 1st day of October, 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., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant Michael P. Robinson had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: CURRENT STREET ADDRESS OF 4410 PINE LANDING DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459 LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOT EIGHTEEN (18), IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF ESTATES OF SILVER RIDGE, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS. 2200/A, 2200/B, AND 2201/A OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

$144,900

Meadows Place • Monticeto • 4/2/2 Meadows Place • Meadowhollow • 4/2/2 Meadows Place • Brighton • 3/2.5/2

Pending

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 23rd day of July 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. RUSSELLT. KEETON, ET AL in Cause # 11-DCV -194822 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00’ Clock AM on the 1st day of October, 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 l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner. near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 2320020040270 Lot Twenty-seven (27), Block Four (4), Second Plat of Claytons Bend, Section Two (2), according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Slide Nos. 1120/B and 1121/A, of the Map Records of Fort Bend County, Texas (ACCOUNT NUMBER 2320020040270907). TRACT 1: GEO: 2320020040270907 LOT TWENTY-SEVEN (27), BLOCK FOUR (4), SECOND PLAT OF CLAYTONS BEND, SECTION TWO (2), ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS. 1120/8 AND 1121/A, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNT, TEXAS. Levied on the 29TH day of July 2013 as the property of RUSSELL T. KEETON ESTHER YANG, ENCORE NETWORK CORPORATION, FROST NATIONAL BANK, NA, NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY AS SOCIATION, INC., LISA LOFARO AKA ELIZABETH PAULA LAFARO DBA CUSTOM GREETINGS, HARTSTRINGS, LLC, S & S PRODUCTION #1, LTD. to satisfy a judgment amounting to $36,498.14, 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 # 69, FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL ROAD AND FLOOD CONTROL; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE.

$159,00

$158,500

$157,500

PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT AVISO PUBLICO DE PROBAR EL EQUIPO TABULAR AUTOMATICAMENTE Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the General & Special Election to be held on November 5, 2013 and by local political subdivisions, for whom Fort Bend County is conducting elections, will be tested on September 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fort Bend County Elections Department, 4520 Reading Road Ste. A-400, Rosenberg Texas. The purpose of the test is to ascertain that it will accurately count the votes cast for all offices and on all measures being tabulated on behalf of those jurisdictions

THE STATE OF TEXAS CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF JOHNNY 0 MOORE UNKNOWN ADDRESS NOTICE: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation, same being October 07, 2013 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 case is presently pending before the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County sitting in Richmond, Texas, and was filed on APRIL 19, 2013. It bears cause number 13-DCV205814 and is styled: Midfirst Bank, v. Janet S. Moore, Joshua O’Neal Moore and the Unknown Heirs at Law of Johnny 0.Moore The name and address of the attorney for PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is: ADRIENNE KVELLO BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL LLP 15000 SURVEYOR BOULEVARD SUITE 100 ADDISON TX 75001 972-386-5040 The nature of the demands of said PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is as follows to-wit: TITLE AND POSSESSION OF PROPERTY BEING LOT FIFTY NINE (59), BLOCK TEN (10), OF BRIARGATE, SECTION EIGHT (8), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 7 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. If this citation is not served, it shall be returned unserved. Issued under my hand and seal of said court at Richmond, Texas on this 23rd day of August, 2013. District Clerk Annie Rebecca Elliott, Fort Bend County, Texas By Deputy District Clerk Lisa Tucker 281-341-4516

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT for the Southern District of Texas Civil Action No. 4:12-cv-03599 Citibank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2007-AR3 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2007 -AR3. Plaintiff(s) v. James Gilbert Cavazos and Dennis Shaver, Defendant(s) SUMMONS IN A CIVIL ACTION To: (Defendant’s name and address) James Gilbert Cavazos (service by publication) c/o The Fort Bend Independent Attn.: Legal Notices/Editor 10701 Corporate Drive #282 Stafford, TX 77477 A lawsuit has been filed against you. Within 21 days after service of this summons on you (not counting the day you received it)- or 60 days if you are the United States or a United States agency, or an officer or employee of the United States described in Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 (a)(2) or (3)- you must serve on the plaintiff an answer to the attached complaint or a motion under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The answer or motion must be served on the plaintiff or plaintiffs attorney, whose name and address are: Wm. Lance Lewis, Gregory M. Sudburry, and Kodie P, Bennion Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett, and Moser, P.C. 2001 Bryan St., Suite 1800 Dallas, Texas 75201 If you fail to respond, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You also must file your answer or motion with the court. AUG 2 7 2013

DAVID J. BRADlEY CLERK OF COURT

Por lo presente se da aviso que el equipo para tabular automáticamente que se usará en la Elección General y Especial el 5 de Noviembre de 2013, y por subdivisiones politicos para quien el Condado de Fort Bend está llevando a cabo las elecciones, se probara el 18 de Septiembre del 2013 a las 10:00 a.m. en el Departamento de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend, 4520 Reading Road Ste. A-400, Rosenberg Texas. El objetivo de este ensayo es para determinar que contará con precisión los votos emitidos para todas las oficinas y sobre todas las medidas que se tabularon en nombre de aquellas jurisdicciones. /s/ John Oldham Fort Bend County Elections Administrator Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend

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 22ND day of JULY, 2013 by the 400TH Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 11-DCV-186459 in favor of the Plaintiff - MISSION WEST CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $7,407.78++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on August 6, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 1st day of October, 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., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant FELICIA P. ADUSEI had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 15, BLOCK 07, OF MISSION WEST, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 29, PAGE 4 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS,AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 17023 COSTERO DRIVE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77083. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

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 22ND day of JULY, 2013 by the 400TH Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 11-DCV-168674 in favor of the Plaintiff - MISSION WEST CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $8,036.73++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on August 6, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 1st day of October, 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., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant FELICIA P. ADUSEI had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 34, BLOCK 02, OF MISSION WEST, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 32, PAGE 11 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS,AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 17347 GAUCHO DRIVE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77083. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

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 22ND day of JULY, 2013 by the 240TH Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12-DCV-198750 in favor of the Plaintiff - MISSION WEST CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $9,068.73 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on August 6, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 1st day of October, 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., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant Michael P. Robinson had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 4, BLOCK 3, OF MISSION WEST, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 23, PAGE 17 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 16614 ALAMETOS DRIVE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77083. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

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 22ND day of JULY, 2013 by the 400TH Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 11-DCV-195241 in favor of the Plaintiff - MISSION WEST CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,488.11++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on August 6, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 1st day of October, 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., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant FELICIA P. ADUSEI had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 3, BLOCK 5, OF MISSION WEST, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 32, PAGE 11 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS,AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 7627 LORD LINDA DRIVE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77083. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73


INDEPENDENT • SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 • Page 7 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Silver Grove at Riverstone, Silver Grove at Riverstone Section 2 and Edgewood at Riverstone Section 1, Precinct 4. 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 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 for replat of Fulbrook Section Four “A”, Replat Number 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 Carol Redd with Edminster Hinshaw Russ & Assoc. at 713-784-4500 for information prior to the hearing. 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 9th day of August 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY Vs. FORT BEND PAWNSHOP, INC, ET AL in Cause # 09-DCV-172305 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00’ Clock AM on the 1st day of October, 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 l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner. near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 0241000000681906 LOT 29 IN BLOCK 2 OF CHAPARRAL ACRES, SECTION 1, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN SECTION NO. 73 OF H AND TC RR CO. SURVEY, ABSTRACT 241, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED FROM FORT BEND PAWNSHOP INC., TO ESTELLA MENDOZA DATED SEPTEMBER 1,2008 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 2008098985 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING THE SAME PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON THE PLAINTIFF’S TAX ROLLS AS ACCOUNT NO. 024100-000-0681-906. Levied on the 26TH day of August 2013 as the property of ESTELLA MENDOZA AKA ESTELLA ALMAZAN MENDOZA, AKA ESTELLA ALMAZAN to satisfy a judgment amounting to $1,862.70, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of NEEDVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE 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 26TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2013. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE, PCT. 3, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS By Deputy Shawn Sayers, #1309

CITATION BY PUBLICATION DIVORCE TO: Ruth Tamuno-Taribo Ogbunuju, 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 Post divorce Division of Property of Chukwuemenam E. Ogbunuju, Petitioners, was filed in the 328th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on the April 11, 2013 against Ruth Tamuno-Taribo Ogbunuju, Respondent, being numbered 13-DCV-205566, and entitled Chukwuemenam E. Ogbunuju v Ruth Tamuno-Taribo Ogbunuju. The suit requests post division of property. 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 5th day of September, 2013. Petitioner’s Attorney: KIMBERLY D MOSS THE LAW OFFICE OF KIMBERLY D MOSS, 3 SUGAR CREEK CENTER BLVD SUITE 146 SUGAR LAND TX 77478 713-57 4-8626 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas Deputy District Clerk Adela Janczak 281-341-4524

NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 268TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on JULY 23, 2013 in cause numbered 09-DCV-172996 styled COLONY LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOC, Inc vs. RONNIE B. DAVIS, in which a judgment was rendered on SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 in favor of COLONY LAKES HOMEOWNERS Assoc, Inc., for the sum of NINE-THOUSAND TWO-HUNDRED –FIFTY ONE DOLLARS AND SEVEN CENTS ($9251.07)Dollars; plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ. I have levied upon the below listed property on AUG 13, 2013 and will on OCT 1, 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 Rights, Title, and Interest of RONNIE B. DAVIS in the following described Real Property: LOT ELEVEN (11), IN BLOCK ONE (1), SECTION TWO (2), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO 1411/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY,TEXAS MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 6322 HARBOUR GATEWAY LN, MISSOURI CITY,TX 77459 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of COLONY LAKES HOMEOWNERS Assoc, Inc., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT-BEND COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER PARKING GARAGE 1418 EUGENE HEIMANN CIRCLE RICHMOND, TEXAS 77469 DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2013 TIME: APPROX 10:00 AM BY: SERGEANT M. KUTACH TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

CITATION BY PUBLICATION The State of Texas TO: Unknown Father (Biological), 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 in Suit Affecting The Parent- Child Relationship of Lisa Guthier Crawford, Petitioners, was filed in the 387th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on the August 16, 2013 against , Respondent, being numbered 13-DCV-208602, and entitled In the Interest of Samantha NicoleLouise Guthier A Child. 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 3rd day of September, 2013. Petitioner’s Attorney: Roberto A. Salazar Law Office of Gino M Mesa 2028 Dismuke St Houston TX 77023 713-923-1331 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas Deputy District Clerk Beatrice Padilla 281-341-4522 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 11th day of JULY, 2013 by the 268TH Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 13-DCV-203570 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL BRIDGE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,448.80++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on August 27, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 1st day of October, 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., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant CARLOS ERNESTO MERINO AND DEISY GLORIA ZELAYA had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE EASTERLY PORTION OF LOT 2, BLOCK 6, OF QUAIL BRIDGE, SECTION 2, BEING A REPLAT OF RIDGEMONT, SECTION 5, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 25, PAGE 15 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS,(“THE PROPERTY”) ALSO KNOWN AS 5439 RIDGE WIND LANE, HOUSTON, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77053. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

FILM REVIEW : Elysium This movie was released nationwide on August 9th. Then why hasn’t Larry H. already seen this flick and given us a report. I’m reminded of the old Jose Jimenez joke of the late 1950’s. “Reporter: Mr. Jimenez, what do you think of the international crisis? Jose: Oh, I’m sorry, I did not know… I’ve been out of town.” What a wonderful excuse that can be used for almost anything. So, why hasn’t Larry H. seen this movie? I’ve been out of town. And let’s be fair. Give or take a month, I’m johnny-onthe-spot. Now that I’ve seen this film with a budget of $115 million with stars Matt Damon and Jody Foster, I’m ready to share. It was intriguing, fascinating and fast-paced for the first hour or so, then it went 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 23RD day of JULY 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. GEORGE W. SUMERS, ESTATE TESTAMENTARY TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF AUBIN SUMERS in Cause #10-DCV-186285 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00’ Clock AM on the 1st day of October, 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 l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 3003010010340901 LOT 34, IN BLOCK I, OF AMENDING PLAT OF GREATWOOD VILLAGE, SECTION ONE REPLAT, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1033/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS . Levied on the 29TH day of JULY 2013 as the property of GEORGE W. SUMERS, ESTATE TESTAMENTARY TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF AUBIN SUMERS to satisfy a judgment amounting to $12,967.94, 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 COUNTY LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT # 11; FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT # 108, 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 5TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2013. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE, PCT. 3, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS By Deputy Shawn Sayers, #1309

south. My audience of eight literally got bored and started texting; I could see cell phones light up all over the theatre. I would have be miffed at such behavior except I was in complete sympathy with them and would have sent a text, too, if I’d had anyone that needed a text from me. I had a great seat on the top of the stairs on the back row; unlimited leg room. Try it sometime.

Aggie Moms Tips on Estate Planning at Sienna branch library meet Sept. 12 Aggie Moms Club of Fort Bend will meet on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Sugar Land Community Center on 226 Matlage rd in Sugar Land. The meeting is free to all to come and learn all about Texas A&M. Call or e-mail Suzette Peoples for details at 281-980-3322 or speoplesrealtor@aol.com Aggie Moms’ Annual BUNCO night will be on November 12 at 7 p.m. at 226 Matlage rd (Sugar Land Community Center) in Sugar Land. $5 per person to play and lots of prizes and food. All monies go to Scholarship funds. Please bring your friends too. Contact Suzette Peoples VP Publicity to rsvp or more information at speoplesrealtor@aol.com or call 281-980-3322.

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “Wills, Trusts, and Estate-Planning: Controlling the Distribution of Your Assets,” on Saturday, September 28, beginning at 10:30 am, in the Large Meeting Room at the Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Presented by family law attorney Evelyn Gordon, the program will provide an overview of the advantages of estate planning, as well as the disadvantages of not having a plan. Learn about the three primary documents of estate planning -- medical directives (medical power of attorney), durable power of attorney, and wills. Gordon will discuss the differences between holographic (written) and formal wills, including their legal requirements, advantages and disadvantages, guardianship clauses, and the most important content. Find out how a trust differs from a will and how community property affects estate planning. The primary concentration of Gordon’s studies and legal practice has been on estate-planning and family-law matters. She frequently presents estate-planning seminars to churches, colleges and libraries, in an effort to increase awareness of the importance of estate-planning and to dispel any misconceptions or anxiety related to making these preparations. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 149 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the offices of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce located at 445 Commerce Green Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal:

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 9th day of August 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. WILLIAM R. SCOTT, ET AL in Cause # 12-DCV-201076 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00’ Clock AM on the 1st day of October, 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 l of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: 000: 0025000007326907 TRACT NO. NINETY-FOUR, (94), ONE OAK CHASE, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OUT IN THE DAVID FITZGERALD SURVEY, ABSTRACT NO. 25, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS DESCRIBED IN VOLUME 1080, PAGES 110-113, A DEED RECORDED IN THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 26TH day of August 2013 as the property of KAREN SCOTT, WILLIAM R. SCOTT to satisfy a judgment amounting to $11,563.92, 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 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 26TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2013. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE, PCT. 3, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS By Deputy Shawn Sayers, #1309

Larry H., you’re telling us about your seat location and not the movie. Hey, I’m trying to put a good spin on it. Don’t you think you’re being too hard on this movie? Yes, I do, but I can’t stop myself. I was so disappointed in the final storyline and ending. I started to type the word “climax,” but that word does not fit. Ok, here’s something con-

structive, the special effects were superb and the acting was exceptional. At least by Damon and Foster. The second tier actors reminded me of the 1964 “Goldfinger.” You hear that writer and director Neill Blomkamp? Goldfinger! I loved Goldfinger, but I loved being 14, too. Elysium is the satellite above the overpopulated and diseased Earth. The rich and privileged on Elysium; the poor and downtrodden on a desecrated Earth. Is it bad to be rich? Is it worse to be poor and illiterate? Where is George Orwell when we need him? The setting is 2154. I’m depressed. I was in a hurry and had a big breakfast so I did not get a drink and popcorn. I’ve having a reaction; it’s not pretty. I need to start my weekend now. Goodbye. Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 80. Larry H. sugarlaw@larryharrison.com

T. Van Horn, S. Winters, R. Herbst, and K. Soileau

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting:

None

ABSENT:

R. Aguilar

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Last Year Total tax rate (per $100 of value) Difference in rates per $100 of value Percentage increase/decrease in rates(+/-) Average appraised value General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions) Average taxable value Tax on average residence homestead Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) and percentage of increase (+/-)

This Year

$ 0.700/$100

$ 0.700/$100

(Adopted)

(Proposed)

- $0 .000/$100 0.0000% $270,266 $303,667 $0 $0

$270,266 $1,891.86

$303,667 $2,125.67

$233.81 12.3587%

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

Questions or comments regarding this notice can be directed to Esther Buentello Flores at the tax office at (281) 499-1223.


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AUTOMOBILE: Toyota RAV4 By BARBARA FULENWIDER The all-new 2013 RAV4 crossover SUV is Toyota’s fourth-generation RAV4. With a four-cylinder engine, new sixspeed transmission and tworow seating for five, RAV4 offers a balance of performance and all-around capability, that includes a more cargo capacity, more style and eight standard airbags. The RAV4 models are LE, XLE and Limited. For 2013, RAV4 has a number of powertrain technologies that deliver a more engaging driving experience. It features Toyota’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which makes 176 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 172 ft.-lbs. of torque at 4,100 rpm. RAV4 front-wheel-drive models have received EPA- es-

timated fuel efficiency ratings of 24 mpg city/31 highway, while all-wheel-drive models are EPA-estimated at 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway. A new Eco mode is designed to promote more efficient driving. The previous four-speed automatic has been replaced by a six-speed transmission with Sequential Shift. First and second gear ratios are optimized for around-town performance. To keep engine revs lower at highway speeds and enhance fuel mileage, fifth and sixth gears are overdrives. The new RAV4 will provide its owners a more dynamic drive, with new technologies like a Sport Mode with Dynamic Torqu Control all wheel drive, enhancements in sus-

pension performance and optimized electric power steering. The spring rates have been enhanced, and the shock absorbers have been optimally tuned to improve the vehicles handling characteristics. RAV4 has a MacPherson strut front suspension, doublewishbone rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. The LE is on 17-inch steel wheels, the XLE rides on 17-inch alloys and the top of the line Limited wears 18-inch alloys. In both front- and all-wheel drive RAV4’s Sport Mode sharpens shift timing, throttle response and steering response. In RAV4 with AWD, Dynamic Torque Control AWD has additional benefits. When turning into and through a corner,

NOTICE OF SALE 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 September 4, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in October, 2013, the same being the 1st 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

1

06-DCV150853 11/20/12

625004033026090 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. RIDGEMONT SEC 4, BLK 33, LT 7 GREGORY H. HEMPHILL, ET AL 26, VOL 21, PG 5* AUGUST 29, 2013

2

06-DCV152188 03/22/12

019100000072390 7 AUGUST 29, 2013

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. JEAN TULLOS MARMION AS TRUSTEE OF THE MARMION MARTIAL TRUST, ET AL

3

06-DCV152188 03/22/12

019100000072490 7 AUGUST 29, 2013

4

06-DCV152188 03/22/12

5

06-DCV152188 03/22/12

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

$67,210.00

$5,700.00

TR. 1: ABST 191 THOS HABERMAKER, ACS 2, MORE OR LESS, LTS 45 & 46 W. SCHENCK S/D, VOL "P" 1, PG 13 & VOL 27, PG 370.*

$5,000.00

$4,700.00

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. JEAN TULLOS MARMION AS TRUSTEE OF THE MARMION MARTIAL TRUST, ET AL

TR. 2: ABST 191 THOS HABERMAKER, TR 1A, ACS 0.25, MORE OR LESS, (PT) LOT 44, W. SCHENCK S/D, VOL "P"1, PG 13 & VOL 331, PG 153.*

$630.00

$630.00

019100000072590 7 AUGUST 29, 2013

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. JEAN TULLOS MARMION AS TRUSTEE OF THE MARMION MARTIAL TRUST, ET AL

TR. 4: ABST 191 THOS HABERMAKER, TR 1C, ACS 0.25, MORE OR LESS, (PT) LT 44, W. SCHENCK S/D, VOL "P"1, PG 13 VOL 27, PG 370*

$630.00

$630.00

019100000073090 7 AUGUST 29, 2013

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. JEAN TULLOS MARMION AS TRUSTEE OF THE MARMION MARTIAL TRUST, ET AL

TR. 5: ABST 191 THOS HABERMAKER, TR 1D, ACS 0.25, MORE OR LESS, (PT) LT 44, W. SCHENCK S/D, VOL "P"1, PG 13 & VOL 331, PG 153*

$630.00

$630.00

008600000050890 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 DWIGHT SEAN JONES, AKA DWIGHT S JONES, ET AL AUGUST 29, 2013

LT 1, BLK 1, PAULEY SUB'D, SLIDE NO. 1225/B*

$40,930.00

$7,600.00

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09-DCV174067 06/18/13

730000054010090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JOSE 7 LUIS GARCIA, AKA JOSE LUIZ GARCIA, ET AL AUGUST 29, 2013

STAFFORD OAKS , BLK 54, STAFFORD OAKS, INCLUDING THE MOBILE HOME THEREON, VOL 255, PG 484 & VOL 628, PG 354* ( ACCT NOS 7300000540100907 & 7300000540103907)

$58,300.00

$4,300.00

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625002000030390 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. C G 7 RESERVE 1964, INC. AUGUST 29, 2013

RIDGEMONT SEC 2, 75' WIDE PIPELINE EASEMENT (COASTAL STATES CRUDE GATHERING COMPANY) (HLA), VOL. 10, PG. 11*

$44,030.00

09-DCV177166 06/22/11

007900000115090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. LOU 1 WOODS AUGUST 29, 2013

ABST 79, N F ROBERTS, TR 6, ACS 7.87, MORE OR LESS, COCKRELL PARTITION, VOL 231, PG 258*

$24,990.00

10-DCV179103 04/27/11

001300000054790 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. LAKE 7 OLYMPIA DEVELOPMENT NV, ET AL AUGUST 29, 2013

TR. 1: RESERVE A (WETLANDS) LAKES 4 & 5 AT LAKE OLYMPIA, REC'D UNDER SLIDE NO 2124B*

$9,770.00

10-DCV179103 04/27/11

274807000002090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. LAKE 7 OLYMPIA DEVELOPMENT NV, ET AL AUGUST 29, 2013

TR. 5: RESERVE B OF CRESCENT OAK VILLAGE AT LAKE OLYMPIA SEC 7, REC'D UNDER SLIDE NO 2334/B*

$400.00

12-DCV201995 06/18/13

930201006007090 1 AUGUST 29, 2013

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. WESTPARK LAKES SEC 1, BLK 6, JOHNNY R WALKER, AKA LT 7, SLIDE NO'S 858/A & 858/B* JOHNNY RAY WALKER (IN REM ONLY), ET AL

$155,010.00

09-DCV176941 11/20/12

Estimated Minimum Bid

pacity of 73.4 cubic feet. It can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Privacy glass, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), cruise control, power side mirrors, power door locks and power windows are standard on all RAV4s. RAV4 XLE and Limited feature dual-zone automatic climate control, integrated fog lights, power moonroof with sliding sunshade and heated outside mirrors with turn signal indicators. Standard on all RAV4 models is a Display Audio with a 6.1inch LCD touchscreen. It includes a standard backup camera and Bluetooth connectivity. The XLE and Limited offer an available GPS Navigation and Entune™ multimedia system with satellite radio and advanced voice recognition. The Limited grade will also offer an available JBL® GreenEdgeÔ Premium Audio with 576-Watts of maximum power, 11 speakers, and GPS Navigation and Entune. The Toyota RAV4 Limited retails for $27,010 with all standard equipment. The RAV4 has been a city dweller’s favorite for years because they are a great size for hauling stuff and people. And being Toyota means the RAV4 also provides a quiet, comfortable, dependable ride.

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09-DCV171306 11/02/10

Cause # Judgment Date

a manual tilt/telescope steering column, with the LE and XLE featuring a urethane steering wheel. The Limited grade has a leather-wrapped steering wheel. All RAV4 steering wheels have controls for audio, Bluetoothâ hands-free phone and audio, and the Multi-Information Display (MID). All RAV4s seat five and have driver and front passenger seats with high seatbacks and a slim back, to give rear-passenger more knee room. The RAV4 LE driver’s seat adjusts six-ways, including seat height. The RAV4 XLE driver and front passenger ride in premium bucket seats with sport bolstering. The Limited has the same premium driver and front-passenger bucket seats as the XLE but also comes equipped with an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory, plus heaters in the front seat bottoms and seatbacks with two temperature settings and driver power lumbar. All RAV4’s feature 60/40 split/fold second-row seats that recline. The cargo area is deeper, larger and easier to access than in the previous generation, with just over 38.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the rear seats. With rear seats folded, the RAV4 has a maximum cargo ca-

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power is sent to the rear wheels to help enhance cornering performance, detecting steering angle and lack of yaw rate in Sport Mode (and detecting lack of yaw rate in Normal and Eco Mode). Dynamic Torque Control has three different drive modes: Auto, Lock and Sport. In Auto Mode, RAV4 delivers power primarily to the front wheels under most driving conditions, switching automatically to AWD only when needed. In Lock Mode at lower speeds, RAV4 essentially has a full-time AWD system with power delivered to all four wheels. At speeds below approximately 25 mph in Lock Mode, up to 50 percent of engine power is sent to the rear wheels, enhancing traction and helping RAV4 “dig” through sandy or muddy conditions. Lock Mode reverts to Auto Mode when vehicle speed passes 25 mph. In a significant break with its heritage, RAV4 has switched from its side-hinged rear door to a convenient roof-hinged liftgate with a space-saver spare tire stored under the cargo floor. Standard on the Limited grade will be a one-touch power rear liftgate with driver-selectable memory height settings. RAV4 comes standard with

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 September 5, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in October, 2013, the same being the 1st 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 #

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Acct # Order Issue Date

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Legal Description

Adjudged Value

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06-DCV149941 11/12/08

005701930000090 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. ABST 57, J MCCORMICK, ACS 8 3.9, SEC 1, VOL 128, PG 464* WILLIE ROBISON AKA WILLIE ROBINSON AUGUST 29, 2013

$22,500.00

$9,298.21

2

06-DCV152145 10/18/11

352000000038090 1 AUGUST 29, 2013

$42,690.00

$10,900.00

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08-DCV165351 02/15/11

009000000065090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 DENNIS RAY ROBINSON, ET AL AUGUST 29, 2013

5 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, C B STEWART SURV, ABST 90, CLK'S FILE# 9009174* (ACCT NOS: 0090000000650901 & 0090000000651901

$113,350.00

$10,000.00

4

10-DCV180406 06/18/13

006200015003490 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ABST 62, WM MORTON, ACS 1 NANCY JO CROSS, AKA NANCY 0.763, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. 2000012253* JO GONZALES, ET AL AUGUST 29, 2013

$10,760.00

$4,700.00

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11-DCV188746 02/12/13

021900000156090 NEEDVILLE INDEPENDENT 0.24 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, BLK 6 SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. ERASMO 2, T F GRAHAM ADDN , TOWN OF NEEDVILLE, VOL 2, PG 29 & MARTINEZ CLK'S FILE# 2001019489 3*

$68,550.00

$7,900.00

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13-DCV203819 06/18/13

032500022002990 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 ALEJANDRO VASQUEZ AUGUST 29, 2013

$124,470.00

$8,600.00

$25,500.00

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. LTS 38 & 39, A P GEORGE SUBD, BORDEN'S ADD'N, RICHMOND, MARIA S. VAZQUEZ AKA VOL 110, PG. 1* MARIA SANTOS VASQUEZ, ET AL

$12,200.00

$6,758.20

$400.00

$10,500.00

(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.

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.

ABST 325, S. A. & M. G.R.R. CO SURV, SEC 7, TR 4 (PT), ACS 10.159, MORE OR LESS, VOL 473, PG 263 & CLK'S FILE# 2011051372*

(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, September 4, 2013

Dated at Richmond, Texas, September 5, 2013 Constable Rob Cook Fort Bend County, Texas

Constable A. J. Dorr Fort Bend County, Texas

By

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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

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


Spirit of Freedom Republican Women host John Griffing The Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club will host author John Griffing who will speak on the threats facing America and how it needs to respond. The meeting will take place Friday, Sept. 20 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church Chapel at 13213 SW Freeway, Sugar Land from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A light lunch will be served courtesy of State Rep. District 85 Phil Stephenson. An RSVP is requested for those who plan to eat or just attend the meeting for a head count. Meet and greet starts at 11 a.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. To RSVP email President Debbie Fancher at info@spiritoffreedomwomen. com or call or text her at 281543-3195. John Griffing has been featured as a frequent contributor on American Thinker, Canyon News, World Net Daily, as well as Bruges Group, a respected London-based think tank comparable to Heritage. Locally, Griffing is a correspondent for Texas GOP Vote, which has a large state-level readership.

Griffing He has been a featured guest on numerous radio programs, including the Sam Malone Show, the Matt Patrick Show, WBAP (Morning News), Stand with Wayne, the Lynn Woolley Show, et al. He recently began appearing on the Sam Malone Show once a week as the resident education expert, as well as providing general commentary. Griffing’s book, America’s Last Chance, is in the final stages of editing. For more information visit www.spiritoffreedomwomen.com or email Debbie Fancher at info@spiritoffreedomwomen.com

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Allstate Agency opens in Sugar Land Allstate Insurance Company has announced the opening of a new office. Kelsey Wakefield, an exclusive agent for Allstate Insurance Company, brings a wealth of knowledge to his newly purchased agency at 101 Southwestern Blvd. Sugar Land, Texas 77478. Wakefield has nine years of financial services experience and a heart to serve customers and his community. “I am excited about opening my own business with Allstate,” Wakefield says. “It is a full-service agency, offering a complete line of insurance and financial products and services to the Sugar Land community.” The agency sells auto, property, life, annuities and financial services. The licensed staff of the Kelsey Wakefield Allstate Insurance Agency, formerly known as the Jane Spellman Agency, is ready to consult with you to meet all of your financial needs. “We provide extraordinary service,” says Wakefield. “People are treated the way they want to be treated.”

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Years ago, Theresa set out to accomplish a pretty lofty goal - treat Theresa Fehr Senior Account people the right way. When that opportunity arose, Theresa seized it Executive and we are thrilled to have her on 281.701.1111 board. Theresa Fehr brings more than 17 years of Real Estate related experience to assist her warranty customers each day. She has spent several years as a Realtor in the Houston area. Also, she has experience with new home sales, the title industry and almost 7 years in the home warranty industry. She prides herself as a native Houstonian and multi-generational Texan. To share her Houston pride with others, she proudly serves on the Speaker’s Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Theresa is the mother of two sons, her oldest son Andrew serves in the US Army Infantry at Fort Bliss, TX and her youngest son Alex is a Junior in High School. Please contact her today so she can help take care of your clients the RIGHT WAY! Send your news to Becky at Sales@fbindependent.com


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