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FORT BEND FAIR. BALANCED. INFORMATIVE. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

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New RiverPark Playground opens

Double tracking coming to Highway 90A

By Barbara Fulenwider  For all the people who regularly travel U.S. 90A and are wondering what all the work is about on either side of the railroad tracks, it’s preparation for double tracking from South Post Oak Road to Cravens Road in Missouri City.

Pictured at left (Bottom Row, L-R) are Sugar Land City Councilmembers Himesh Gandhi, Harish Jajoo, Don Smithers, Bridget Yeung and Joe Zimmerman; RiverPark resident Reese Vannerson; Sugar Land Assistant City Manager Karen Daly; (Middle Row) Clark Condon Chief Executive Officer Sheila Condon; RiverPark Property Owners Association Board of Directors member Dominic Cashiola; City of Sugar Land Parks Board members Shaleen Miller, Paul Barnett and Merle Smithers; Sugar Land Director of Parks and Recreation Jim Browne; (Top Row) Lamar Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees member Dar Hakimzadeh; Levee Improvement District 10 and RiverPark Property Owners Association Board of Directors member Rodney Vannerson; Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Development Manager Kimberly Terrell; RiverPark Property Owners Association Board of Directors member Keith Stephens; RiverPark Property Owners Association Board of Directors member Michael Ross; and Sugar Land Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Joe Chesser.  The City of Sugar Land The $89,200 playground from Levee Improvement r e c e n t l y o p e n e d a n e w project, envisioned by the District 10 and the Sugar Land playground at the Park on RiverPark Property Owners 4B Corporation, a non-profit the Levee in the RiverPark A s s o c i a t i o n , w a s m a d e corporation established to subdivision. possible through funding See PARKS, Page 3

Sugar Land names new City Attorney

Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard announced this week that Mary Ann Powell has accepted the position of city attorney, effective Oct. 1. She replaces Joe Morris, who resigned in February. Sugar Land City Council consented to the city manager’s appointment of Powell on Sept. 4, an action required by the City Charter. Powell has 25 years of municipal law experience, including 20 with the City of Missouri City as Assistant City Attorney and City Attorney. She most recently served as first assistant attorney for the City of College Station. Powell’s accomplishments include drafting and negotiating economic development

agreements and multimillion dollar real estate transactions, as well as major reorganizations of city legal processes, programs and regulations. “Sugar Land is a cutting edge city with a robust economy,”

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Pretty in Pink Cancer fund, which helps cancer patients with personal expenses related to their care and treatment, has been named the designated charity for September 20 th Catwalk on City Walk fashion show at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Ballroom. General admission and VIP advance tickets for the event are available now at www. sugarlandtownsquare.com. “Catwalk on City Walk promises to be a fantastic evening and we are pleased to

partner with Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to benefit the Pretty in Pink Cancer fund,” said Shana Sonnier, Marketing and Event Manager for Sugar Land Town Square. The evening begins with a reception from 7-8 p.m., where guests are welcome to mix, mingle and enjoy a variety of light hors d’oeuvres provided by Whole Foods Market Sugar Land. The show will follow from 8-8:45 p.m. The fashion show serves as a kick-off for Pretty in Pink Town Square, a free community event scheduled

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said Powell. “I work best in this type of an environment, where I can challenge both my staff and myself to better serve our client, the City. My goal is to create strong working relationships that help maintain Sugar Land’s position as a leader in municipal government.” Powell received a bachelor of arts from St. Louis University and a doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law School. “I am very excited to have Mary Ann join our staff,” said Bogard. “She brings the experience and skills needed as the City continues to grow and prosper. We are looking forward to welcoming her back to Sugar Land and Fort Bend County.”

”What crews are doing right now include grading to prepare the surface and m o v i n g p i p el i n es , ” s ai d Raquel Espinoza-Williams, spokeswoman for Union Pacific Railroad (UP). Laying the second track, she said, will start sometime in October. Union Pacific shares the U.S. 90A track with Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Amtrak trains but is the biggest user and averages 1.3 trains an hour. Espinoza-Williams said UP has been exploring the possibility of double tracking for some

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Jan Schiff Elementary has become the first school in the Fort Bend Independent School District to utilize a new portable teaching technology that allows students to take reading and math assessments, write compositions and more right at their desk using fullsize wireless keyboards. Based on the success of a pilot program conducted last year at Schiff, the school has rolled out the NEO 2 portable technology to all of its third, fourth and fifth-grade classes. Students will use the ultraportable, full-size keyboards to write compositions and take assessments in accelerated reading, math and various academic disciplines.  Each of the wireless devices emits a beam which connects it to the teacher’s classroom computer.   Using this wireless connection, students are able to submit their work directly to the teacher’s computer for review and printing. Besides the NEO 2 wireless keyboards, classroom

Kimberly Sprague, physician relations coordinator at MSLH; Kaelyn Bujnoch, marketing coordinator at MSLH; Wende Lewis Buckley, PCD Management LLC, managing director; Amy Saenz, physician liaison at MSLH; Shana Sonnier, PCD Management LLC, marketing and event manager and Marcia Barham, physician liaison at MSLH. for Friday, Oct. 19th from 6-9 p.m., that will feature live music, kids’ activities and more. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the Fort Bend Junior Service League have

and end at the Nalco plant in Sugar Land. Espinoza-Williams points out that trains have far less impact on greenhouse gases than 18-wheel trucks and because one freight train can transport 300 times what one truck can, trains also reduce traffic congestion. Both Missouri City and Stafford mayors have worked for the past 10 years to get commuter rail to their Fort Bend towns via right-of-way that UP has along U.S. 90A. Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella says there is enough right-of-way along the highway that slices through his town to add five more train tracks. Vo t e r s h a v e a p p r o v e d Metro commuter rail service to Missouri City but Metro maintains there is no money for such, according to Mayor Allen Owen.

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10 years. “The goal of this project is to help us move trains more efficiently and accommodate future growth,” EspinozaWi l l i a m s s a i d . “ D o u b l e tracking this area is like adding a lane to a highway. It helps everyone get to their destination faster. “The new track will reduce the amount of wait time for drivers at grade crossings and allow trains to get through the Houston-Fort Bend area faster and more efficiently,” she said.  What double tracking through Sugar Land will do for UP is add 11.5 miles more of track through Fort Bend County. After the first phase of 4.5 miles of double tracking is finished in November or early December, the second phase of about seven miles of track will start at Martin Lane in Stafford

partnered with local breast surgeons Sandra Templeton, M.D. and Kelly Dempsey, M.D., to host, and more than $75,000 has already been raised by sponsors.

Jan Schiff Elementary first-grade teacher Christina Murat presents one of the NEO 2 wireless keyboards now used by students at the school.  The school is the first in Fort Bend ISD to use the teaching technology.  technologies at Schiff include Mobis mobile white boards which allow teachers to project instructions from a handheld pad onto a screen from anywhere in the classroom, thereby freeing teachers to walk around the room while teaching.  Students often use

the mobile white boards to participate in activities and lessons. Students at Schiff also use hand-held Student Response clickers which allow teachers to gauge student understanding on the spot and adjust their teaching accordingly.


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Another glimpse of the border The Spirit of Freedom Republican Women PAC will hold their first monthly meeting since summer break on Friday, September 21 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church Chapel at 13213 South West Freeway, Sugar Land, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. DPS Sergeant Jeff Davis, who spent several years working in the Rio Grande Valley, will give us more information of the situation on the border. He was so informative at our May 2011 meeting that we decided to have him back and provide us more details. A light lunch will be served courtesy of District 26 Texas State Representative Charlie Howard. An RSVP is requested for those who plan to eat.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on August 3rd, 2012 by the County Court at Law No. 4 of of FORT BEND County, Texas in cause #11-CCV-046823 in favor of the Plaintiff -MISSION BEND CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, plaintiff, for the sum of $3,928.32++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on AUGUST 17TH, 2012 and will offer for sale on the 2ND day of OCTOBER 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant(s) - JOSE ISRAEL GARMENDEZ had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT THIRTEEN, (13), IN BLOCK ONE, (01), OF MISSION BEND SOUTH, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 21, PAGE 29, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS N (THE PROPERTY). 7202 SAN PABLO, 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

To RSVP contact President Cindy Bond at 281-980-5719 (home), 281-435-3547 (cell), or cindybond7@gmail.com. Sergeant Davis was born and raised in a rural Southwestern Oklahoma town graduating from high school in 1989. Jeff attended Oklahoma State University and completed his bachelor’s degree in 1994. Jeff moved to Houston, Texas and began working in corporate America. After a corporate meltdown, which resulted in the layoff of both Jeff and soon to be spouse Heather, Jeff made the career decision to enter law enforcement with ambitions of becoming a SergeantInvestigator and possibly a Texas Ranger.

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I have levied on August 17th, 2012 and will offer for sale on the 2ND day of OCTOBER 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant(s) - WALTER CARLI AND KARINA TAPIA had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT TWENTY-ONE, (21), IN BLOCK ONE, (1), OF MISSION BEND SOUTH, SECTION FIVE (5), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 47, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS N (THE PROPERTY). 7003 ZAPATA, 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 CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on July 11th, 2012 by the County Court at Law No. 1 of of FORT BEND County, Texas in cause #11-CCV-044667 in favor of the Plaintiff -MISSION BEND CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, plaintiff, for the sum of $3,902.99++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on July 20th, 2012 and will offer for sale on the 2ND day of OCTOBER 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant(s) - JANNA MEJIA had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT TWENTY-THREE, (23), IN BLOCK TWELVE, (12), OF MISSION BEND SOUTH, SECTION ONE (1), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 19, PAGE 12, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS N (THE PROPERTY). 16106 ESPINOSA, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77083. Terms: Cash TIME: Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M.

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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.

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By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73 CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on August 17th, 2012 by the County Court at Law No. 2 of FORT BEND County, Texas in cause #11-CCV-046696 in favor of the Plaintiff -MISSION BEND CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, plaintiff, for the sum of $3,902.99++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

fenders Task Force. Spirit of Freedom Republican Women PAC meets on the third Friday of the month at Sugar Creek Baptist Church Chapel at 13213 SW Freeway, Sugar Land. October meeting will be on the 26th (fourth Friday.) For more information about the club visit http://www.spiritoffreedomwomen.com.

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The View from Sugar Land

Roger Redux By RUSSELL JONES In hosting their largest crowd in franchise history last Friday, the Sugar Land Skeeters again enjoyed the national attention brought on by allowing future hall of famer Roger Clemens to show off the talent, if not the speed, that brought him baseball’s greatest acclaim. Sharing the spotlight with his son Koby, who is half his age, Roger allowed no runs in 4 2/3 innings, giving him a 0.00 ERA for the season. After each inning, the battery mates walked off the field together, one of them clearly giving advice to the other. As the father was being pulled in the fifth, the son walked up from behind the plate, giving his dad a hug and a slap on the rear with his glove. The crowd went wild. Undoubtedly one of the greatest publicity stunts ever pulled off by a minor league team, Clemens’ two appearances as a Skeeter gave the city and the team tremendous exposure in both serious news and sports reports in hundreds of media outlets around the country. Sources say that Manager Gary Gaetti is to be credited with bringing Clemens to the Sugar Land show. Gaetti became the first major leaguer to hit a grand slam homer against Clemens in 1993 when he played for Kansas City and Clemens for Boston. Clemens pitched the Skeeters to a 4-0 victory. Obama over his head It is disappointing that the President of the United States fails to see the big picture of what is really important to the national economy. In his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention last week, he failed to offer a single new idea that would contribute to an improved economy. “Let’s

Jones increase taxes on those who already pay� was his theme again and again. Since it is his party that substantially makes up the 50% of the American population which pays no income taxes, how surprising is it that he would only want to increase taxes on those who make up the majority of the other party? How surprising is it that he wants to enlarge the entitlements of the members of his own party? How surprising is it that he wants to increase the number of Americans who already receive monthly checks from the government? Obama’s real problem is that he simply does not understand, or care to understand, how the economy works. He is in over his head, and four years in office have done nothing to alter that fundamental problem. His cherished goal of ever larger government for the benefit of his constituents only acerbates the problem. It retards private-sector growth, and eventually, current expenditures will exceed the total of current income and the ability to borrow against future income. Obama recognizes that his party benefits from individuals’ dependence upon govern-

ment. The result is that his own incentive is to increase the government’s ability to be the visible source of entitlements to his constituents. In doing so, he removes the very incentives for the private production of wealth which his ambition requires for its success. Writing 230 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville predicted the demise of America from this very situation: “A democracy . . . can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury.� His prescience was perfect. At the convention, the President mocked tax cuts and deregulation. He believes that the economy is a zero-sum game. If one person is successful, he believes, another person loses. He fails to understand that permanent tax reductions and regulatory freedom incentivize America’s economy to produce more wealth for everyone. Instead he insists on equalizing the wealth of each individual, seeing himself as Robin Hood. He refuses to encourage each individual to take advantage of the opportunities that entrepreneurism and free markets offer to all. If Obama wins another term, de Tocqueville’s forecast of the ultimate outcome of such public policy may well be upon us: “The result is that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy.� Jones served as a member of the Sugar Land City Council from 2003 through June, 2011. He owns a law firm and a title insurance company in Sugar Land.

Around the neighborhoods By CAROLYN BOWDEN THE PAST: There were no municipal swimming pools. Each subdivision had a pool for the residents of their area. In Quail Valley there was a pool in front of the club house with a snack bar. It quickly became a gathering place for families. Few moms worked outside the home in those days and after “nap time� it was difficult to find a vacant chair. Here is where you went to meet your neighbors and your kids worked off “excess energy�. This was my introduction to swim teams and 6 hour swim meets! The swimmers would bring red Jello, which they ate, dry, out of a container and wore lots of white zinc oxide on their noses. Between these two things they looked like “clowns�. THE PRESENT: Swim teams no longer eat dry Jello. Coaches encourage a pasta dinner the night before meets and healthy snacks during a meet. Swimmers are to avoid candy and encouraged to stay hydrated during practices and meets. Swim suits have changed, especially for the boys. There are no more “Speedos�. They now wear the “Jammers� (knee length). THE FUTURE: Our three children benefited from their

Bowden swim team experience. They each gained a “comfort� and “respect� of water, especially when it is over their heads. By being on the team they learned how to be stronger and more confident swimmers. The swimming lessons taught them “how� but the team showed them “endurance� when necessary. When they would fuss about going to practices I would tell them: “Someday you may use this skill to save a life. It could be yours or someone else’s!� ANECDOTES: Winning a ribbon in a swim meet was MAJOR and one of our daughters was quite concerned because she could not qualify in practices. She swam the back stroke and she never could tell when she was getting close to the end of the lane.

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Therefore she would try to look by grabbing hold of the rope that divided the lanes. Sometimes she would be tired and just put her feet down to rest a moment. The Coach felt that she was capable of making it “all the way.� At the next Meet our daughter was assigned lane six. As I watched her swim, she was obviously not the fastest in this group. She was the last to finish! Much to my surprise and hers, she was given the coveted BLUE RIBBON! Her older sister told her she won because she was the only one in that race that did not stand up to take a break. She responded: “That is because the water was too deep so I just had to keep going until my hand touched the pool wall.� She learned the important lesson of “endurance� and, that when it became necessary, she was able to somehow find the ability to continue on toward her goal. NEXT COLUMN: (September 26) How I received help from a “surprising� source. Write to: CVBneighbors@ aol.com about this column.

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Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on August 9th, 2012 by the 434th judicial district court of FORT BEND County, Texas in cause #11-DCV-189112 in favor of the Plaintiff -SIENNA PLANTTAION RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATION, INC. plaintiff, for the sum of $7,935.73++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on August 13th, 2012 and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of OCTOBER 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant(s) - JAMES W. BARRETT had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 20, IN BLOCK TWO, (2) OF SIENNA VILLAGE OF ANDERSON SPRINGS, SECTION THREE -A (3A), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT NO. 20040030 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. 5934 NINE MILE LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. 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

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on August 3rd, 2012 by the 240th judicial district court of FORT BEND County, Texas in cause #07-DCV-158795 in favor of the Plaintiff -QUAIL GREEN WEST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, plaintiff, for the sum of $7,576.74++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on August 3rd, 2012 and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of OCTOBER 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant(s) - BRANNON NEALY had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 08, IN BLOCK ONE, (1) OF QUAIL GREEN WEST, SECTION THREE (3), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAPS OR PLATS FILED IN THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, UNDER SLIDE NOS. 586/B AND 587/A, REPLATTED UNDER SLIDE NOS. 676/B AND 677/A, AND PARTIALLY REPLATTED UNDER SLIDE NOS. 1676/B AND 1789/B, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR ADDITIONAL REPLATS THEREOF. 2030 GREENCREST DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. 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

CONSTABLE SALE

CONSTABLE SALE

Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on July 26th, 2012 by County Court at Law No. 3 of FORT BEND County, Texas in cause #10-CCV042949 in favor of the Plaintiff -Mission Bend Homeowners Association, plaintiff, for the sum of $2,383.53++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on August 10th, 2012 by the 400th judicial district court of FORT BEND County, Texas in cause #09-DCV-176954 in favor of the Plaintiff -CREEKMONT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,INC. plaintiff, for the sum of $3,287.46++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

I have levied on August 6th, 2012 and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of OCTOBER 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant(s) - DIVINO MASSAITE MASSUNDA had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz:

I have levied on August 27th, 2012 and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of OCTOBER 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant(s) - LILLIE B. CLARK had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz:

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 40, IN BLOCK 47, SECTION 4 MISSION BEND SUBDIVISION, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, 7114 SIENA VISTA 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

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 11, IN BLOCK 2, OF CREEKMONT, SECTION 3, AND ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 20070034 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS 2410 PIONEER OAKS DRIVE, FRESNO, TEXAS 77545. Terms: Cash TIME: Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M.

By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on July 1st, 2012 by the 240th judicial district court of FORT BEND County, Texas in cause #10-DCV-179965 in favor of the Plaintiff -QUAIL GREEN WEST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, plaintiff, for the sum of $6,284.71++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on August 3rd, 2012 and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of OCTOBER 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant(s) - DARRELL LOWE AND LACHELLE A. LOWE had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 25, IN BLOCK THREE, (3) OF QUAIL GREEN WEST, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, UNDER SLIDE NOS. 585/B AND 586/A, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 2311 LISHA LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. 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

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on August 7th, 2012 by the 400th judicial district court of FORT BEND County, Texas in cause #06DCV-149213 in favor of the Plaintiff -DOVE COUNTRY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, plaintiff, for the sum of $4,600.02++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on August 17th, 2012 and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of OCTOBER 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant(s) - MUSA GARUBA had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT THIRTEEN (13), IN BLOCK SIX, (6) REPLAT OF DOVE COUNTRY, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 49 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 607 OAK DALE DRIVE, STAFFORD, TEXAS 77477. 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

Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

2012 Property Tax Rates in City of Missouri City This notice concerns the 2012 property tax rates for City of Missouri City. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year’s tax rate is the actual tax rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year’s effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year’s rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers start rollback procedures. In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value. Last year’s tax rate: Last year’s operating taxes $15,108,734 Last year’s debt taxes $7,850,041 Last year’s total taxes $22,958,775 Last year’s tax base $4,344,961,204 Last year’s total tax rate $0.528400/$100 This year’s effective tax rate: Last year’s adjusted taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property) $21,600,657 á This year’s adjusted tax base (after subtracting value of new property) $3,964,299,936 =This year’s effective tax rate $0.544879/$100 (Maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearings.) This year’s rollback tax rate: Last year’s adjusted operating taxes $14,215,060 (after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any WUDQVIHUUHGIXQFWLRQWD[LQFUHPHQW¿QDQFLQJVWDWHFULPLQDO justice mandate, and/or enhanced indigent healthcare expenditures) á This year’s adjusted tax base $3,964,299,936 =This year’s effective operating rate $0.358577/$100 x 1.08=this year’s maximum operating rate $0.387263/$100 + This year’s debt rate $0.180669/$100 = This year’s total rollback rate $0.567932/$100 Statement of Increase/Decrease If City of Missouri City adopts a 2012 tax rate equal to the effective tax rate of $0.544879 per $100 of value, taxes would decrease compared to 2011 taxes by $-1,052,067. Schedule A - Unencumbered Fund Balance 7KHIROORZLQJHVWLPDWHGEDODQFHVZLOOEHOHIWLQWKHXQLWœVSURSHUW\WD[DFFRXQWVDWWKHHQGRIWKH¿VFDO\HDU7KHVH balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation. Type of Property Tax Fund Balance Debt Service Fund 4,695,801 Schedule B - 2012 Debt Service The unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).

Description of Debt

Principal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes

Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes

Other Amounts Total Payment to be Paid

2004 G.O. 365,000 259,180 0 624,180 2004 C.O. 70,000 49,699 0 119,699 2005 G.O. 225,000 170,728 0 395,728 2005 C.O. 125,000 163,713 0 288,713 2007 G.O. 400,000 321,475 0 721,475 2008 G.O. 210,000 209,155 0 419,155 2008 C.O. 90,000 85,313 0 175,313 2008A G.O. 820,000 813,500 0 1,633,500 2008A C.O. 520,000 300,947 0 820,947 2009 G.O. 1,255,000 117,650 0 1,372,650 2010 G.O. 510,000 103,200 0 613,200 2010 G.O. 350,000 320,944 0 670,944 2010A G.O. 470,000 300,800 0 770,800 2011 TAX NOTE 250,000 25,988 0 275,988 PAYING AGENTS 0 0 6,500 6,500 Total required for 2012 debt service $8,908,792 - Amount (if any) paid from Schedule A $1,318,846 - Amount (if any) paid from other resources $326,160 - Excess collections last year $0 = Total to be paid from taxes in 2012 $7,263,786 + Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2012 $0 = Total debt levy $7,263,786 This notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates’ calculations. You can inspect a copy of the full calculations at 1317 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas. Name of person preparing this notice: Patsy Schultz Title: Fort Bend Tax Assessor Collector Date Prepared: 08/31/2012


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 9th day of July by the Clerk thereof, in the NORTH MISSION GLEN MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT vs NI-TEX HOLDINGS INCORPORATED in Cause # 06-DCV-153498 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:000’ Clock AM on the 2nd day of October, 2012, 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 I: GEO: 5035030020370907/5035030020370 LOT 37, BLOCK 2, OF AMENDED PLAT OF MISSION GLEN, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN SLIDE NUMBERS 678/A & B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 5035030020370907/ 5035030020370). TRACT 2: GEO:5035030020380907/503 5030020380 LOT 38, BLOCK 2, OF AMENDED PLAT OF MISSION GLEN, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN SLIDE NUMBERS 678/A & B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 5035030020380907/5035030020380) TRACT 3: GEO: 5035030020400907/ 5035030020400 . LOT 40, BLOCK 2, OF AMENDED PLAT OF MISSION GLEN, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN SLIDE NUMBERS 678/A & B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 5035030020 400907/5035030020400). Levied on the 20th day of August, 2012 as the property of NI-TEX HOLDINGS INCORPORATION, MISSION GLEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC. to satisfy a judgment amounting to $50,898.33, 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/ HARRIS-FORT BEND ESD #100 AND FORT BEND COUNTY/ HARRISFORT BEND ESD #100. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 20th day of August, 2012. Rob Cook, CONSTABLE, Pct. 3 FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS Deputy S.A. Slayers, #1338

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Cinco Ranch Southwest, Section 26, Section 39 and Section 51, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk 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 15th day of August, 2012 by the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause 11-JCV41-06386 in favor of the Plaintiff - Mission Glen Homeowners Association Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $2613.56 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 24th day of August, 2012, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Rowena Marable had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of October, 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; VIZ: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot Twenty-Three (23), Block (6), of Mission Glen, Section Two (2), according to the map or plat thereof recorded in slide 565/B and 566/A, of the Map Records of Fort Bend County, Texas; more commonly known as 15506 Scenic Haven Drive, Houston, Texas. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $80,620.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order; Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REZONING 12,920 SQUARE FEET OF LAND 1314 – 1318 BOURNEWOOD DRIVE REZONING OF APPROXIMATELY 12,920 SQUARE FEET (0.29 ACRES), IN THE GEORGE BROWN AND CHARLES BELKNAP SURVEY, ABSTRACT NO. 15, LOCATED 1314 – 1318 BOURNEWOOD DRIVE FROM STANDARD SINGLEFAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1) DISTRICT TO NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS (B-1) DISTRICT. PURPOSE:

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

WHERE:

CITY OF SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH

WHEN:

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING 6:30 P.M., SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED ZONING MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE (281) 2752218 OR EMAIL PLANNING@SUGARLANDTX.GOV. THE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 O’CLOCK A.M. TO 5:00 O’CLOCK P.M., AND IS LOCATED IN CITY HALL, 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WISH TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO REVIEW ADDITIONAL DETAILS IN PERSON. Vicinity Map:

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 • INDEPENDENT • Page 5 City of Missouri City

ROW PLANTING AND IRRIGATION REHABILITATION The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City: CIP PROJECT NAME: CIP PROJECT NUMBER: LOCATION OF WORK:

ROW Planting and Irrigation Repair PK1204 TxDOT and City ROW Along US59

Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from the following office and location with payment of $30.00: City of Sugar Land Purchasing Office jposcovsky@sugarlandtx.gov or by registering at https://www.bidsync.com Sealed bids in triplicate, one (1) original and two (2) copies, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. Questions regarding this bid must be received by Thursday, September 13, 2012 on or before 3:00 P.M. Please contact Jason Poscovsky, Contracts Manager, email jposcovsky@sugarlandtx.gov. The City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that complies with all requirements of the Request for Bids. The City of Sugar Land will give notice of the contract award within thirty (30) calendar days after the bid opening date and time. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC City Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE

ORDINANCE NO. O-12-29 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 58, MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS; AMENDING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATED TO SPECIAL EVENTS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; PROVIDING A PENALTY; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. I, Maria Gonzalez, City Secretary of the City of Missouri City, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the caption of said Ordinance No. O-12-29 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on September 4, 2012, as the same appears in the records of my office. /s/ Maria Gonzalez City Secretary

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF TEXAS § COUNTY OF FORT BEND § By virtue of an Order of Sale dated AUG 9, 2012, delivered pursuant to a Judgment issued out of the 268th District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, said judgment rendered in favor of THE COMMONWEALTH CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC., plaintiff, and against JOHN OFIELD, defendant, in Cause No. 10-DCV-184314, for the sum of FOUR-THOUSAND-NINEHUNDRED-FIFTY-SEVEN AND 40/100’s ($4957.40), plus fees for posting notices, publishing, and all costs of executing sale. I did on the 20TH day of AUG, 2012, at 10:00 am, levy upon the following described tract of land in Fort Bend County, Texas, as the property of JOHN OFIELD defendant(s), to-wit: LOT 10, IN BLOCK 2, BRIGHTWATER, SECTION 3 A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NOS. 1252/B AND 1253/A, PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, and on OCT 2, 2012, being the first Tuesday of said month, between the hours of 10:00 o’clock a.m. and 4:00 o’clock p.m., at 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX 77469 in the Fort Bend Justice Center Parking Garage. I will offer for sale and sell at public auction for cash, all the right, title and interest of JOHN OFIELD., defendant, in and to said property. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE RICHMOND, TX. 77469 DATE: OCT 2, 2012 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 AM TROY E. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas 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 20, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. (CST). All bids will then be publicly opened and read in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469. Bids received after the specified time will be returned unopened. CDs are available in the Purchasing Agent’s Office. All addendums will be posted on Purchasing Agent’s website located at www.co.fort-bend.tx.us. BID 12-062 – FALCON LANDING BLVD FROM SPRING GREEN TO GASTON ROAD, GASTON ROAD FROM FALCON LANDING BLVD TO 3,600 LF NORTH OF FALCON LANDING BLVD AND GREENBUSCH ROAD FROM GASTON ROAD TO 3,100 LF EAST OF GASTON ROAD A pre-bid conference will be conducted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 9:00 AM (CST). The pre-bid conference will be held at Fort Bend County Purchasing Department located in the Travis Annex at 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX. All bidders are encouraged to attend. Unit pricing is required; payment will be by check. Bonds are required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

City of Missouri City

TO: FATHER UNKNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s), You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do (does) not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The petition of ANDREW RHODES BROWN; SHAYNA LYNN BROWN, Petitioner, was filed in the 328TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas ON THIS THE 22ND DAY OF MAY, 2012 against FATHER UNKNOWN, Respondent(s), numbered 12-DCV198317, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF SHAMMER SUMAYA, A CHILD. The suit request TO TERMINATE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP AND FOR ADOPTION OF A CHILD as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. The date and place of birth of the child(ren) who is/are the subject of the suit: OCTOBER 18, 2009 The Court has authority in this suit to render an order in the child(ren)’s interest which will be binding on you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child(ren)’s adoption. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 21st day of August, 2012. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT: BRET ALAN BOSKER PEL TIER BOSKER & GRIFFIN PC 952 ECHO LANE SUITE 315 HOUSTON TX 77024 713-461-5288 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy District Clerk Adele Janczik (281) 341-4524

ADVERTISEMENT FOR SEALED PROPOSALS JE Dunn Construction Company (serving Fort Bend County as Construction Managers at Risk) is accepting Sealed Proposals for labor, material, equipment and other necessary items to complete the Fort Bend County Senior Center, Project ID #12055500, located at 5525 Hobby Road, Houston, Texas 77053. Scopes of work include (but are not limited to) Concrete, Drilled Piers, Sitework/Earthwork, Landscaping, Decorative fencing, Masonry, Structural Steel Fabrication and Erection, Framing/Drywall, Millwork, General Carpentry, Waterproofing, Metal Roofing, Doors/Frames/Hardware, Coiling Doors, Glazing, Specialties, Louvers/ Vents, Flooring, Acoustical Ceiling, Athletic Flooring, Paint, Canopy, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Commissioning. Subcontracts will only be awarded to responsible contractors possessing the ability to perform its scope of work as required per the terms and conditions of the contract documents. This project is federally funded by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department through the Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD). Applicable requirements include, but are not limited to, compliance with the Davis; Bacon and Related Acts, Fair Labor Standards, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, and ARRA American Reinvestment Recovery Act. The facility is a single story multipurpose community center that is approximately 10,000 square feet and can accommodate approximately 750 clients. This is a LEED certified project. To respond for employment and Contracting Opportunities please contact Jeff Tahsuda at 713-353-6294 for bidding information. Bids may be submitted via the following methods: email (jeff.tahsuda@jedunn.com); fax (713521-5896) or hand delivery (10350 Richmond Avenue, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77042). Bids will be due to JE Dunn on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Bids must be received prior to due date & time. All late Proposals will be marked late and/or returned unopened. Please Note: A pre-bid meeting will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 am in the Training Rm. at JE Dunn’s office at 10350 Richmond, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77042. Plans and specs will be available for purchase at Triangle Reproductions, Inc. at 713-780-0236 or you may view them at JE Dunn’s Plan Room, 10350 Richmond, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77042. If you would like assistance on becoming a certified Section 3 Business Concern please contact the City of Houston and Community Development program at (713) 868-8300 or hcdsection3@houstontx.gov. CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS TO: MOTHER UNKNOWN CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s), You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do (does) not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The petition of ANDREW RHODES BROWN; SHAYNA LYNN BROWN, Petitioner, was filed in the 328TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas ON THIS THE 22ND DAY OF MAY, 2012 against MOTHER UNKNOWN, Respondent(s), numbered 12-DCV-198317, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF SHAMMER SUMAYA, A CHILD. The suit request TO TERMINATE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP AND FOR ADOPTION OF A CHILD as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. The date and place of birth of the child(ren) who is/are the subject of the suit: OCTOBER 18, 2009 The Court has authority in this suit to render an order in the child(ren)’s interest which will be binding on you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child(ren)’s adoption. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 21st day of August, 2012. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT: BRET ALAN BOSKER PEL TIER BOSKER & GRIFFIN PC 952 ECHO LANE SUITE 315 HOUSTON TX 77024 713-461-5288 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy District Clerk Adele Janczak Telephone: (281) 341-4524

The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing a Request for Statements of Qualification for the following: Engineering Design Services for Reconstruction of Turtle Creek Drive Reconstruction of Gregory Boulevard RSQ # 038-13 The City of Missouri City is accepting statements of qualifications from qualified professional engineers for design services for the reconstruction of two roadways: Turtle Creek Drive and Gregory Boulevard. The selected firms will develop construction plans for reconstructing existing pavement, sidewalks, driveway approaches and ADA ramps on each roadway. The construction plans will include engineering design details for the reconstruction, construction sequencing, and traffic control plan. The firm will also be responsible for the following: surveying, geotechnical report, civil engineering, traffic control plan, final design, specifications, and TDLR review. The City is seeking statements of qualifications from interested engineering firms. It is the intent of the City to negotiate an agreement with one firm for each project. However, the City reserves the right to choose the same firm for both projects. Statements will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time September 24, 2012 and then opened. Interested parties must obtain an RSQ package and provide the required information to the City in order to be considered. The RSQ packages may be obtained beginning September 5th by requesting the document name and number listed from the City’s Purchasing Office by contacting the City Purchasing Office at (281) 403-8612 or by email to charles@missouricitytx.gov Statements must be sealed, marked with the RSQ name and number as listed above and the date of opening. Statements must be delivered to the attention of the Missouri City Purchasing Manager, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Statements marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Statements are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing a Request for Statements of Qualification for the following: Drainage Analysis of the Willow Waterhole Watershed RSQ # 039-13 The City of Missouri City is requesting statements of qualifications from interested engineering firms for design services for a drainage analysis on specified areas in the Willow Waterhole Watershed. The selected firm will develop an analysis to take into consideration the previous studies performed, the existing development, and future development needs within the watershed. It is the intent of the City to negotiate an agreement with one (1) firm. The responses received will be evaluated and ranked. The City will then enter negotiations with the highest ranked respondent with the objective of entering into contract for services at a mutually agreeable cost. All costs involved with preparing a submittal, including any interview travel expenses, are the responsibility of the respondent. Project Location: The Willow Waterhole watershed is located in the northern portion of Missouri City, Texas, just north of Highway 90A. Statements will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time September 24, 2012 and then opened. Interested parties must obtain an RSQ package and provide the required information to the City in order to be considered. The RSQ packages may be obtained beginning September 5th by requesting the document name and number listed from the City’s Purchasing Office by contacting the City Purchasing Office at (281) 403-8612 or by email to charles@missouricitytx.gov Statements must be sealed, marked with the RSQ name and number as listed above and the date of opening. Statements must be delivered to the attention of the Missouri City Purchasing Manager, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Statements marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Statements are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

THE STATE OF TEXAS CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO: Wesley Logans, Deceased, Ida Hammond, Deceased, Commodore Davis, Deceased, Olevia Delaney, Deceased, J. Collins, Deceased, De’Andre Taylor, De’Andrea Taylor, De’Ron Taylor, Dante Taylor, Dorothy Collins, Ruth Willard, Deceased, Peggy Hite, Deceased, Robert Hall, Deceased, Josephine Buckley, Deceased, A. Richardson, Deceased, W. Richardson, Irma Russell, Deceased, Percy Dixon, Deceased, Ludie Crawford, Deceased, Beatrice Dixon, Deceased, Thelma Ingram, Deceased, Ludie Ingram, Deceased, Nannie Johnson, Deceased, Susie Veto, Ruth Wilford, Unknown Address, Unknown Heirs, Such Person’s Unknown Heirs Successors and Assigns Whose Identity and Location are Unknown Unknown Owners Such Unknown Owners Heirs Successors and Assigns and Any and All Other Persons Including Adverse Claimants Owning or Having or Claiming any Legal or Equitable Interest in or Lien upon the Property Which is the Subject of the Claim in this Case 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 01, 2012 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 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County sitting in Richmond, Texas, and was filed on July 13, 2012. It bears cause number 12-DCV-199412 and is styled: Diogu Diogu, II vs Wesley Logans, Deceased, Ida Hammond, Deceased, Commodore Davis, Deceased, Olevia Delaney, Deceased, J. Collins, Deceased, De’Andre Taylor, De’Andrea Taylor, De’Ron Taylor, Dante Taylor, Dorothy Collins, Ruth Willard, Deceased, Peggy Hite, Deceased, Robert Hall, Deceased, Josephine Buckley, Deceased, A Richardson, Deceased, W. Richardson, Irma Russell, Deceased, Percy Dixon, Deceased, Ludie Crawford, Deceased, Beatrice Dixon, Deceased, Thelma Ingram, Deceased, Ludie Ingram, Deceased, Nannie Johnson, Deceased, Susie Veto, Ruth Wilford, Unknown Address, Unknown Heirs, Such Person’s Unknown Heirs Successors and Assigns Whose Identity and Location are Unknown Unknown Owners Such Unknown Owners Heirs Successors and Assigns and Any and All Other Persons Including Adverse Claimants Owning or Having or Claiming any Legal or Equitable Interest in or Lien upon the Property Which is the Subject of the Claim in this Case The name and address of the attorney for PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is: DIOGU KALU DIOGU DIOGU LAW FIRM PO BOX 994 FULSHEAR TX 77441 713-791-3225 The nature of the demands of said PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is as follows towit: PETITION TO QUIET TITLE. PLAINTIFF DIOGU KALU DIOGU II IS A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY OF FORT BEND AND STATE OF TEXAS, AND THE REAL ESTATE AS ISSUES ARE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 1. 0050 E LATHAM, TRACT 1, ACRES 4.183, 80.00% UDI; 2. 0050 E LATHAM, ACRES 3.00 (PT S 4.00 ACS OF N 20 ACS) 3. 0050 E LATHAM, ACRES 4.176; AND 4. 0050 E LATHAM, TRACT 1, ACRES 4.183, 20.00% UDI If this Citation is not served, it shall be returned unserved. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, at Richmond, Texas on this the 16th day of August, 2012. DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT By: Deputy District Clerk TENTAA ALLEN Telephone: (281) 633-7616


Page 6 • INDEPENDENT • SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 for LNB Sugar Land Replat No. 1, Precinct 4. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Chris Hoehn with Civil Concepts Inc. at 713-947-6606 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk 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 10th day of August, 2012 by the 240th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause #1O-DCV-183262 in favor of the Plaintiff -Mission Glen Homeowner’s Association Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $3432.04 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 24th day of August, 2012, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Mordecai Seacon had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of October, 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; VIZ: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 15, IN BLOCK 7, OF MISSION GLEN, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SIDE(S) 565/B AND 566/A, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $114,600.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order; Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338

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 14th day of August, 2012 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause #08-DCV-162452 in favor of the Plaintiff - Westpark Lakes Homeowners Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $1302.40 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 27th day of August, 2012, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Norville Dyson and Veronica Estrella Dyson had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of October, 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; VIZ: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 24 BLOCK B-5, OF WESTPARK LAKES, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT SLIDE 858A AND 858B IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS COMMONLY KNOWN AS 23219 SOUTH WATERLAKE DRIVE, RICHMOND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77469. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $114,600.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order; Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338 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 8th day of September, 2011 by the 268th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause #10-DCV-184349 in favor of the Plaintiff -Eldridge Park Village Community Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $4383.42++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 24th day of August, 2012, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Lilian Ofoebu and Beniamine A. Ofoebu had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of October, 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; VIZ: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 14, BLOCK 01, OF ELDRIDGE PARK VILLAGE, SECTION 1, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE MAP/ RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, UNDER CLERK’S SLIDE NOS. 1728/B AND 1729/A, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $ 133,090.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order; Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338

FILM REVIEW: The words Bradley Cooper is no longer the “Hangover” goofball; he’s a gifted actor who can carry a movie even with an outstanding ensemble cast. Cooper was born in 1975 and so was one of the cowriters/directors – Brian Klugman. I think the initial conversation went something like this: “Coop, I got a great script that I wrote with Lee Sternthal; you know Lee; he’s young and crazy but we really got a winner this time…Brian, my man, I know you are frustrated as an actor and are taking a shot at writing, but we’re all wannabe writers and directors; are you sure….I got this one, Coop, trust me.” “Ok, Brian, but if I’m going to play the lead, and I don’t have to get drunk and stupid and act like a pretty boy, then I want to put some of my own money in the project because I want to sink or swim on ‘The Words.’ I’m all in. Not a problem, Coop, you can be

one of the Executive Producers, too. This will work; by the way, do you know Jeremy Irons very well? We’ve gotta have Jeremy Irons as The Old Man.” Thus began the genius of the script and the perfect cast. The story is about a young writer (Bradley Cooper as Rory Jansen) who is having difficulty getting his first novel published. His father (J.K. Simmons) has to loan him money to keep him afloat and suggests to him that perhaps he should make this writing thing a hobby rather than a profession. Instead, the determined writer gets married and goes on his honeymoon to Paris and finds an old, unidentified manuscript which he copies one hundred percent as his own novel and has a smash hit. Plagiarism is frowned upon in the publishing world so mums the word. No foul, no harm; especially if nobody knows that Rory

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing a Request for Proposals for the following: RFP #043-13 PLAN REVIEW SERVICES The City of Missouri City requests proposals from interested parties for the furnishing of plan review services for the City’s Permits Division. The City is searching for a responsible and accountable firm to provide commercial construction plan review, commercial construction inspections, fire prevention plan review and fire prevention inspection services. It is the intent of the City of Missouri City to contract with one (1) vendor. Vendors are requested to submit a proposal that meets all requirements contained herein. Proposals submitted shall be complete and include all costs associated with the proposal and shall be subject to negotiation by the City. All costs involved with preparing a proposal for submittal, including interview travel expenses, are the responsibility of the proposal respondent.

has committed the cardinal sin of plagiarism. Until that is, The Old Man (Jeremy Irons) sees the novel and realizes that his written words have been stolen. Uh oh, Rory, we have a problem. This is a beautifully written story of love and ambition and rejection and conscience. Rory is married to Dora (Zoe Saldana) who blissfully supports him and thinks that all is well and the money and fame is earned and fun. The noose tightens and Rory is confronted with painful choices. And all of this is explained within another book written by yet another ambitious author (Dennis Quaid) who attempts

to explain Rory’s story as complicated by The Old Man. Confusing? That’s part of the fun of “The Words.” The performances by Cooper, Irons, Quaid, and Saldana are superb. Jeremy Irons is a mere 63 but his costume and make-up made him look 83. His famous, deep resonating voice of accusation and anguish as The Old Man was dripping with sentiment and passion. He was masterful. It’s a good thing that somebody knew somebody that knew Jeremy Irons. Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 90. Larry H. sugarlaw@larryharrison.com

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LOCATION/DATE: The City Council of the City of Missouri City will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 1, 2012, at the City Council Chambers – 2nd Floor, City Hall Building, 1522 Texas Parkway (FM-2234), Missouri City, Texas at 7:00 p.m. PURPOSE: To receive comments for or against a request to amend Planned Development District #76 (Ordinance O-09-49) to allow for deviations to the City’s Zoning Ordinance concerning architectural and signage regulations relating to the construction of a restaurant. SITE LOCATION: The subject site is located east of the intersection of Highway 6 and F.M. 1092 (Murphy Road), south and west of Lowe’s retail shop. SITE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The subject site can be described as being all of Reserves B, C, and D of the Replat of Lowes at Missouri City filed under Fort Bend County Clerk’s File Number 20090133 and all of Reserves E, F, and G of the Replat of Reserves E, F, and G of the Replat of Lowes at Missouri City filed under Fort Bend County Clerk’s File Number 20100064 according to the Map and Plat Records of Fort Bend County, Texas. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Additional information and a map of the subject site are available for review at City Hall, Missouri City, Texas on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call 281-403-8600 or email the Development Services Department – Planning Division at planning@missouricitytx.gov for further information.

The RFP packages may be obtained beginning September 12th by requesting the document name and number listed above by contacting the City Purchasing Office at 1522 Texas Parkway by phone at (281) 403-8612 or email at charles@ missouricitytx.gov Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the RFP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid 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. Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

AVISO PUBLICO DE PROBAR EL EQUIPO TABULAR AUTOMATICAMENTE Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the General Election to be held on November 6, 2012 and by local political subdivisions, for whom Fort Bend County is conducting elections, will be tested on September 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Fort Bend County Elections Department, 4520 Reading Road, 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 Por lo presente se da aviso que el equipo para tabular automáticamente que se usará en la Elección General el 6 de Noviembre de 2012, y por subdivisiones politicos para quien el Condado de Fort Bend está llevando a cabo las elecciones, se probara el 20 de Septiembre del 2012 a las 9:00 a.m. en el Departamento de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend, 4520 Reading Road, 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

PURPOSE: To receive comments for or against a request by Cassandra Williams for a Specific Use Permit to locate a technical & medical vocational school within a retail space located at 2651 Cartwright Road. SITE LOCATION: The subject site is located within the Quail Valley Town Center which is located at 2601 -2703 Cartwright Road, west of Cypress Point Drive. SITE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The subject site can be described as being located within Reserve N of Quail Valley Subdivision, La Quinta Section, as recorded in Volume 8, Page 5 of the Map Records of Fort Bend County, Texas. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Additional information and a map of the subject site are available for review at City Hall, Missouri City, Texas on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call 281-403-8600 or email the Development Services Department - Planning Division at planning@missouricitytx.gov for further information.

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 434th District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on August 2nd, 2012 in cause numbered 12DCV196322 styled Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc vs. Darrel and Kathie Brooks, in which a judgment was rendered on June 4th, 2012 in favor of Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc for the sum of Five Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy Dollars and Ninety Five Cents ($5,870.95); 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 August 21, 2012 and will on October 2nd, 2012, Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest of Darrel and Kathie Brooks to and in the following described Real Property LOT Twenty Six (26), BLOCK Two (2) OF Summerfield, Section Two (2), an Subdivision IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1428/B & 1429/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, (THE PROPERTY) ALSO KNOWN AS : 3119 Lonesome Ridge Court, SUGAR LAND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77478 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc, Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: October 2, 2012 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: SHANE STEELE TROY E NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 128 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2012 on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the offices of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce of Commerce, located at 445 Commerce Green Boulevard, Sugar, 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: AGAINST the proposal: PRESENT and not voting: ABSENT:

J.E. Whitmore, III, H. Millis, and B. Bates None None S. Nelston and H Murray, II

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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LOCATION/DATE: The City Council of the City of Missouri City will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 1, 2012, at the City Council Chambers - 2nd Floor, City Hall Building, 1522 Texas Parkway (FM-2234), Missouri City, Texas at 7:00 p.m.

Petitioner’s Attorney: lmdad Aliraza Seehar Law Office of lmdad A Seehar 10301 Northwest Freeway #311 Houston TX 77092 713-680-9530 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas Deputy District Clerk Batrice Padilla 281-341-4522

Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time October 1, 2012 and then opened.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT

CITATION BY PUBLICATION DIVORCE TO: Jamie A. Havard, Address Unknown, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent GREETINGS: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 AM on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The Original Petition For Divorce of Muhammad Sohail Bhatti, Petitioners, was filed in the 387th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on the March 22, 2012 against Jamie A Havard, Respondent, being numbered 12-DCV-196967, and entitled In the Matter of the Marriage of Muhammad Sohail Bhatti and Jamie A. Havard The suit requests Original Petitioner For Divorce. The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. Issued and given under my hand and seal of the said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 6th day of September, 2012.

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)

Last Year $0.700/$100

This Year $0.700/$100

Adopted

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 (+/-)

$399,835

Proposed

$ 0.0000/$100 0.0000% $407,524

$0 $399,835 $2,798.85

$0 $407,524 $2,852.67 $ +53.82 0.0000%

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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 9th day of August, 2012 by 240th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause 11-DCV -192689 in favor of the Plaintiff Kelliwood Fund Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $6360.64 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 24th day of August, 2012, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Bertha A. Yanez had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 2nd day of October, 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; VIZ: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 11, IN BLOCK 3, OF KELLIWOOD TERRACE, SECTION 1, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 982/A AND 982/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $262,040.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order; Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas By S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338

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Sugar Land Garden Club President Terri Hurley and members are among unique native plants that will be available at the Club’s 14th annual Garden Art & Plant Sale, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sugar Lakes Clubhouse, 930 Sugar Lakes Drive. Admission is free. Proceeds from this event support scholarships for horticultural students and community garden projects. Visit SugarLandGardenClub.org for more information or call 281-491-9609. Sugar Land Garden Club offers two scholarships to horticultural students each year. The Club is a 150+ member, 501(c)(3) organization that also supports a variety of state-wide and community horticultural projects. This annual event is one of two major fundraisers that support the club’s charitable endeavors. 2012 marks the club’s 80th anniversary.

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Skeeters win series, Finale from Ducks

Skeeters Corner Catcher Kobe Clemens joins Skeeters The Sugar Land Skeeters announced on Sept. 5 that minor league catcher and Houston native Koby Clemens will join the club. The announcement was made by Skeeters President Matt O’Brien. Clemens, 25, will join Sugar Land after spending the 2012 season with the Toronto Blue Jays organization, where he hit .246 (47x191) over 64 total minor league games. “First off, I want to thank the Toronto Blue Jays for the opportunity they gave me this year. It was some solid baseball and I enjoyed working hard for them,” said Clemens. “I also want to thank them for allowing me this opportunity to catch my pops in what should be a fun-filled event in Sugar Land. We’ve had the opportunity to work alongside each other a few years

back but never in a pitcher/ catcher battery. I’m looking forward to this and hope everyone looking on enjoys it.” Originally selected by the Houston Astros in the in eighth round of the June 2005 draft, Clemens reached the Triple A level with the Astros before joining the Blue Jays organization in February of this year. Clemens took home the California League batting title (.345) in 2009 as a member of Houston’s Class A Lancaster JetHawks and led all minor league players with 123 RBI that year. The following season, he led Double A Corpus Christi in multiple offensive categories, including home runs (26) and RBI (85), and was ultimately named Corpus Christi’s Co-Player of the Year. In eight professional sea-

sons with the Houston (200511) and Toronto (2012) organizations, Clemens owns a career .264 (716x2717) average and has played five defensive positions, including catcher, since his rookie season in 2005. “This is cool stuff,” said Roger Clemens. “Having Koby, my oldest son, back there to catch a game will be great. I’m glad he’s getting the opportunity to do so. We will have many special guests there to watch. Thanks again to Sugar Land!” “Our journey with Roger really began with Koby,” said O’Brien. “All season long, the ballpark has been the backdrop for great father/son memories. We are excited this one is coming together for the Clemens family.”

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In front of a record-sellout crowd of 8,597 fans at Constellation Field on Friday (9/7) night, Roger Clemens earned his first win of the season in his second outing for the Skeeters shutting out the Ducks 4-0 in game one of four. In 61 openings this year, the Skeeters have sold out 56 times. Clemens was phenomenal for the second time at Constellation Field two weeks removed from his last start against the Bridgeport Bluefish when he worked three and a third scoreless. This time around, Clemens went deeper into the game to earn the win at the official scorer’s discretion. The seven-time Cy Young Award

winner notched one strikeout after facing 16 batters while retiring the side in order twice. In the bottom of the eighth, the Skeeters added one insurance run when Koby Clemens, son of Roger Clemens, smacked a double down the left-field line with two outs and the bases empty for his first hit in his debut. One batter later, Pressley provided the fourth run of the game with a RBI single up the middle, 4-0. The Skeeters concluded the four-game series against the Ducks with a heart-pounding 4-3 win in the finale in front of 5495 fans at Constellation Field Monday (9/10) night. Sugar Land finished (9-11) against the Ducks in the regu-

lar season and (6-4) at home. Coming up next…The Sugar Land Skeeters (30-28) hit the road for the final time this season to face the Somerset Patriots for two games and the Bridgeport Bluefish for four games over five days with only 12 games remaining this season. Sugar Land has the day off for travel on Tuesday. The team returns home September 18 for the regular season series finale against the York Revolution with only six home games left to play. Be sure to get your tickets by calling 281-240-HITS or checking the website at SugarLandSkeeters.com.

The Sugar Land Skeeters broke an Atlantic League weekend attendance record following last Sunday’s crowd of 6,826 at Constellation Field. The Skeeters’ weekend crowd totaled at 22,886 from Friday through Sunday against the Long Island Ducks. The mark tops the previous Atlantic League weekend record held by the Somerset Patriots, who reached 22,200 over three games from June 15-17 this season.Sugar Land nearly broke the weekend series record twice earlier this season, with an Opening Weekend crowd of 21,896 (Friday, April 27-Sunday, April 29) and a total of 21,562 over the club’s second weekend series on Constellation Field (Friday, May 11-Sunday, May 13).On Friday (9/7), Sugar Land welcomed a crowd of 8,597 to witness Roger Clemens make his second start with the club and clinch his first-career Atlantic League victory. The following night, Jason Lane and the Skeeters shut out Long Island, 4-0, before a crowd of 7,463. On Sept.9, 6,826 joined the Skeeters for Game 3 of the series with the Ducks. The average attendance for the weekend came to 7,629. On Tuesday, September 18, the Skeeters will return home for their final home stand of the season. Throughout the club’s final six games, the Skeeters will host several fun promotional nights, including Hispanic Heritage Night (Sept. 18), Houston Aeros Night (Sept. 21) and Fan Appreciation Night during the final home game of the season on Sunday, September 23.

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