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Texas schools to get STAAR in place of TAKS

The American Cancer Society’s Couture for a Cause with the theme Escape to Treasure Island, will take place in a lush, tropical setting at Sienna Plantation’s newest resort-style water park – The Resort at Sienna Springs Saturday, Sept. 25. (Above) The pirate ship, stage for the big event, is being moved from Houston to Sienna Plantation. “Couture for a Cause Escape to Treasure Island will be a meaningful and fun event,” says Marvin Marcell, Honorary Chair of Couture for a Cause. “We are thrilled to be hosting this benefit in our newest water park,” says Susie Goff, Event Chairman and Marketing Director for Sienna Plantation. “The Resort at Sienna Springs was custom-designed with community events in mind, and we are delighted to donate the facility for such an important cause.” The committee for Couture for a Cause Escape to Treasure Island is led by Honorary Chairs Marvin and Debbie Marcell and Michael and Molly Cooper. Event Chairs are Doug and Susie Goff and Dave and Christen Johnson. For tickets or event information, contact Sheree Prather with the American Cancer Society at 713-706-5635 or sheree.prather@cancer.org.

Sports for charity Sports for Charity hosted by Fort Bend Community Church partners with community leaders and agencies to provide services to people undergoing hardships. This year’s main event is a Walka-thon and will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at 8 a.m. at FBCC. Proceeds from the event will benefit the new FBCC M68 fund, which is founded on the biblical scripture, Micah 6:8, “To act justly and to love mercy and to humbly walk with your God.” County Judge Bob Hebert, left and County Commissioner James Patterson hold the banner for the event, while former Sugar Land Councilman and church member Daniel Wong is at far right, along with other church volunteers. For information contact, Lena Yang at 281-499-2131.

Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo opens Sept. 24 with a parade in Richmond-Rosenberg. The fair will last until Oct. 2. For details visit www. fbcfa.org or call 281-3426171.

Based on the data in the table, which of the following is the best prediction of the number of students who will vote for Leon if 2500 students vote? A. 1208 B. 292 C. 916 D. 550 2. In which container is the substance unable to transfer heat by convection? (a) Chlorine, ( b) Air, (c) Water and (d) Aluminum.

3. Which of these would cause the gravitational force between earth and the sun to decrease? A. An increase in the length of a day on Earth B. An increase in the distance between Earth and the sun C. An increase in the number of planets orbiting the sun D. An increase in the masses of Earth and the sun. See TEST, Page 2

Stafford mayor questions water district’s bond election By BARBARA FULENWIDER The Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2 (WCID No. 2) has called a $37.9 million bond referendum for November. When the district wants to borrow money it tends to upset and anger some elected city officials and Mayor Leonard Scarcella. The mayor’s concern is that WCID No. 2’s extension of its boundaries into Missouri City, Sugar Land and Houston may someday leave Stafford without enough water and with major debt. He said, “WCID No. 2 is working with Sugar Land to sell them water, which leaves Stafford out, and is why we’ve taken the action we’ve taken. “We have money in this budget to protect the water supply for Stafford in the coming decades. We have done this because we have no confidence whatsoever that WCID No. 2 is

concerned about the viability of Stafford. “Sugar Land will be well fortified, and Missouri City is working to take over all the water control in their city, and we’ll be left with WCID No. 2 after everybody else cuts them off,” Scarcella said. Stafford’s 2011 budget has $35,000 in it “to determine our rights and our authority over how to best protect and control our water supply in the future and to get lawyers and experts to assess and give us a game plan for the best approach going forward as far as the eye can see,” the mayor said. What particularly worries the mayor is when the parts of Sugar Land, Missouri City and Houston that are now in WCID No. 2 no longer are, Stafford will be the lone customer and saddled with the district’s debt. Stafford is 75 percent of the district’s tax base, and, Scar-

cella said, “We have no control and an obstinate and very unconcerned leadership there regarding Stafford. They negotiate with Sugar Land and Missouri City but they don’t with Stafford.” The water district is currently talking to Sugar Land about selling water. “It’s like these cities that are selling their airports, parks and freeways,” Scarcella said. He named numerous towns in Fort Bend County that have secured their own water for now and the future. “WCID No. 2 will be totally boxed in and amputated by what’s providing water to Sugar Land, Missouri City and Houston. Then Stafford will have to assume all this debt and WCID No. 2 will be an amputated water district,” the mayor said. “We’re going to be the odd man out and the one left to fend and fight with WCID No. 2.”

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than TAKS. STAAR will place greater emphasis on alignment to college and career readiness and will have 12 end-of-course assessments rather than a gradespecific test covering four subject areas. To demonstrate the point that even the existing TAKS standards are very rigorous, Jenney turned the tables against the well educated, business men and women, professionals, community leaders and elected officials and educators in the banquet hall, filled to capacity. Jenney gave a sample of five TAKS Test questions and asked the audience to answer. The answers were tabulated instantly from remote devices at each table. Suffice it to say that the audience did not pass the test with flying colors. (Three of the five test questions are given below and test yourself.) 1. Francis, Leon, and Shelby are running for president of their school’s student council. A random survey of 60 students was taken to determine whom they planned to vote for in the election. The results are shown in the table below.

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Members of Quail Valley Garden Club stand in the midst of Caladiums, which provide lasting summer color to beat our heat and humidity. Now’s the best time to look at your garden for where you need summer color. For the past two years, the Quail Valley Garden Club has sold out of caladium bulb varieties the first week of delivery so we’re encouraging pre-orders this year. Whether you want red, pink, white or the dainty straps, Miss Muffet, you’ll have reliable color and texture all summer. Order by October 31 and save. Pay in March when delivered. Contact Nancy Lindsay at 281 499-2047 or Mary Chan at 281 437-7179. For a caladium bulb flier with color pictures visit http://traction.typepad. com/files/caladium-flier2010. pdf Proceeds benefit Quail Valley Garden Club’s various community projects.

By SESHADRI KUMAR Schools in Fort Bend ISD are good and they are getting better day by day, despite the lingering problem of state funding for education. That was the message from three chief executives of local school districts at the “State of the Schools” luncheon organized by the education division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce at the Sugar Land Town Square Marriott on Sept. 10. Dr. Timothy Jenney, Fort Bend ISD superintendent, presented highlights of some of the exceptional results achieved by the district in the 2010 Academic Excellence Indicator System. Of the 25 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills indicators used in the system, between 2009 and 2010 FBISD showed an increase in 24 and the one indicator that did not show an increase remained the same at 99 percent. Addressing concerns about the quality of education, Jenney said the state will introduce a new test in 2012, called State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) which will be more rigorous


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Jim Rice, left, Fort Bend ISD trustee and chair of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Education Division, LCISD Superintendent Thomas Randle, Chamber President Bridget Yeung, FBISD Superintendent Timothy Jenney and Stafford MSD Superintendent H.D. Chambers. Fort Bend Baptist Academy geography teacher Jill Ebarb, a cancer survivor, was the honorary team captain for the game.

FBBA supports American Cancer Society he was eager to partner with the Cancer Society as a way to benefit our community and kick off another successful football season. Though he has been involved in similar events at his previous school in Georgia, Coach Lane stated, “This year’s event raised more money for cancer than any other event I have been involved with at a school.”

Fort Bend Baptist Academy started a new tradition at their opening scrimmage this year: Relay for Life - Battle at the Bend. As the Eagles squared off against Cypress Christian for gridiron action, fans from both teams generously donated over $2,800 to benefit the American Cancer Society. The brainchild of Head Football Coach Bruce Lane,

Margaret Ray, Community Manager for the Gulf Coast Region of the American Cancer Society, was enthusiastic about the evening’s success, “You all did a fantastic job, and have a very generous student body, faculty, and parents.” Plans are already underway to host a basketball event to benefit a community charity this winter.

Del Webb builds sales pavilion home in a community with an active lifestyle. Alongside the sales pavilion will be nine fully-decorated home models that feature single-story plans ranging from 1,500-2,500 square feet. Del Webb in Houston, which is located in the city of Richmond about 25 miles south of downtown Houston, will include approximately 1,500 homes on more than 500 acres, with a much-anticipated multi-million dol-

Del Webb, the leading builder of active adult communities in the nation, has started construction of the sales pavilion at US 59 and FM 762/Thompson Road. Pre-sales for the 1,500-unit community will start in early 2011 with information now available at delwebb.com for prospective buyers The 8,000-square-foot pavilion will serve as the central point of information for active adult buyers looking for a new

lar, state-of-the-art amenity center with indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, new walking trails, outdoor pavilion with fishing pier, and other amenities. The amenity center is planned to include many of the resort-style amenities Del Webb communities are known for across America. For more information about Del Webb in Houston, visit www.delwebb.com/houston or call 866-267-1703.

Test From Page 1 “Our behaviors define us,” said H.D. Chambers, superintendent of Stafford Municipal School District. Chambers proudly announced that the Stafford MSD is a Recognized District. Additionally, the district will be lowering the total tax rate by 10 percent. Also, the number of economically disadvantaged children in the district is growing which is now at 64 percent, compared to 58 percent last year and 50 percent in 2006-07. SMSD is “property wealthy” under the state’s funding formula. That does not mean the students are wealthy. The district is offering increasing number of career paths. SMSD also offers dual language classes at KG level, offering English-Chinese and English-Vietnamese. He then spoke about the drop-out rates affecting all districts. The good news is that Fort Bend County’s drop-out rates are significantly lower than all of Texas. Chambers

provided a list of the community outreach programs all the districts are involved in to decrease the drop-out rate even further. He encouraged the audience to participate in a Mentoring/Coaching conference set for Sept. 29 at the Stafford Center sponsored by ACHIEVE. Dr. Thomas Randle, superintendent, Lamar CSD said, “Whether it is our smallest student or our biggest athlete, we produce some of the finest students in the state.” Lamar CISD has career and college facilitators at every high school. Its Project Lead the Way Engineering and Biomedical Sciences programs offer students hands-on experience and college-preparatory level classes, labs and creative exercises. Dr. Randle then discussed school finance and the impact of the HB 3646 that resulted from the 81st Legislative session. He reminded the audience that any increase in property value does not benefit the school districts as the additional tax revenue goes to the state coffers. Reducing the equity gap

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VOCATIONAL NURSES. Wharton County Junior College announced the recent graduation of 22 students from the Wharton Licensed Vocational Nursing Certificate Program. The graduates include (left-to-right) front row: Chelsea Hale of Brazoria, LaKisha Brown of San Felipe, Danielle Taillon of Richmond, Brandi Jones of Bay City, Marie McComb of El Campo, Linda DeLaPena of El Campo, Erliz Maldonado of Rosenberg, Kimberly Mamora of Stafford, Jenna Almanzar of El Campo. Graduates pictured (left to right) back row: Tamara Washington of Wharton, Regina Maddox of Wadsworth, Vivian Chavez of Bay City; Larod Jefferson of Wharton, Tiffany Simmons of Richmond, Grisel Contreras of Wharton, Camilla Leal of El Campo. Not pictured are: Krystle Bremberry of Richmond, Alara Brumaghin of Bay City, Stella Dabiri of Houston, Margret Molade of Richmond, Karen Taylor of Simonton, Griselda Vasquez of Boling. As part of the graduation ceremony, students received special awards. The Excellence Award in Nursing was presented to Tiffany Simmons and Griselda Vasquez. Prior to graduation, students successfully completed one year of intensive study to prepare them to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Exam. Upon receiving their Vocational Nursing license, they will practice the art and science of nursing as a licensed vocational nurse in many areas of their local communities. Applications for the 2011 fall class will be accepted through March 31, 2011. For information, contact WCJC’s vocational nursing program at 979-532-6393.

Sugar Land Police Chief promotes e-policing at Rotary meeting Sugar Land Police Chief Doug Brinkley was the Fort Bend Rotary Club’s speaker for their Sept. 15 inaugural meeting at their new location, the Hilton Garden Inn on Highway 6. Brinkley engaged and surprised the group by discreetly having an officer walk around each vehicle in the parking lot making notes of the make, model and color of each vehicle and what personal items were visible inside the vehicle. Many of the Club members were surprised when from the podium Brinkley asked who drove a particular vehicle and then proceeded to tell them what personal items they had left within plain view for a criminal to see. Several members had left cell phones, GPS systems or packages within view. It was

an eye opener for many. He pointed out that not only will you lose the personal item to a criminal and how quickly it can be done, but maybe even more importantly the cost associated with the damage done to the vehicle itself. Brinkley also talked to the Club about ePolicing, which is a program any Sugar Land resident can sign-up for to receive daily email reports regarding any occurrence that happens in their neighborhood. To learn more about ePolicing or to sign-up go to http:// www.sugarlandtx.gov/police/ epolicing/index.asp. Sugar Land is one of the safest cities in the state, but Brinkley asks that all Sugar Land residents please be mindful of your own safety. Don’t leave personal items in your car; park your cars in

your garage with the alarms set and the garage doors down. He also points out that when you get out of your car to pump gas you should try to pump gas during daylight hours. In addition, you should lock the doors; there have been instances where someone will drive-up beside a vehicle and grab a purse from the passenger side while the victim pumps gas. Brinkley says that the nearer we get to the holidays the more the criminals will be looking for easy opportunities. The Fort Bend Rotary Club invites you to visit with them at the Hilton Garden Inn on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. The guest speaker for Wednesday, Sept. 22 will be Wayne Dolcefino, Channel 13’s investigative reporter.

Safari Texas Salute to Fort Bend Safari Texas, 11627 FM 1464 in Richmond, will present its 9th Annual Salute to Fort Bend, “A Tapestry of the Past, Present and Future.” The gala will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 7 p.m to 10:30 pm. The beneficiary of this year’s Salute is the Mamie George Community Center, a program of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The honorees of this year’s event are County Judge Bob and Pat Hebert, the Honorable Glenn and Dara Hegar, and Gene and Pat Reed. A special honoree presentation will be made by the First Family of Taekwondo and United States Olympic Coach Jean Lopez. Ten years ago, Allison Wen, owner and general manager of Safari Texas Ballroom at Safari Texas Ranch, made the decision that, to give back to the Fort Bend community, Safari Texas would underwrite

one fundraiser each year in a Salute to Fort Bend, with the recipient of the funds raised to be decided by each year’s committee. The beneficiary of the first Salute, in 2002, was the new Cinco Ranch Branch Library. The second Salute, in 2003, raised funds for the Fort Bend CORPS. The third year, 2004, the committee decided to incorporate recognition and assistance for working with the future of our county – our youth, so funds raised went to Boy Scout programs in Fort Bend County. In 2005, the Salute’s Cookie Diva Gala raised funds for Girl Scout programs in Fort Bend County, and in 2006, the Salute’s DreamBuilders was very successful in raising and bringing in both funds and extra baby/child necessities for Casa de Esperanza de los Niños’ programs in Fort

Bend County. The 2007 Salute’s Spirit of Caring raised funds for Common Threads (LCISD) and Shared Dreams (FBISD). Last year, the Salute’s Community Connection benefited Volunteer Fort Bend. Allison and Cassandra Wen have shown extraordinary generosity in committing to underwriting a fundraiser to assist a Fort Bend organization each year, and that is of great benefit to the Fort Bend community. The Wens, the Safari Texas Ranch staff, and the event committee work very hard to make the event a success, and each year the Salute becomes one to “top” the following year. For more information about sponsorships or tickets, contact Dee Koch at 281-9802909 or deesuekoch@gmail. com, or Joyce Kennerly at 713-385-5592.

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 4 Monday, October 4, is the last day for a Fort Bend County resident to register to vote for the November 2, General Election. According to Fort Bend County Election Administrator, John Oldham, new voters may register in person at the Election office located in the Rosenberg Annex on 4520 Reading Road. Voters may also register by mail using forms readily available at all post offices, city halls, and libraries in Fort Bend County. The registration form may also be downloaded from the County’s Election website www.fortbendvotes.org. Voters may also verify that their registration is current from the elections website. Voters who have moved may update their address via the web site or by completing the official registration form. Forms are accepted by mail, but must be postmarked by October 4. In order to register a person must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Fort Bend County and be 18 by election day. There are presently 306,558 registered voters in Fort Bend County.

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Opinion The View from Sugar Land Meeting with the legislators By RUSSELL C. JONES Last week the Sugar Land City Council met with the state senators representing Fort Bend County to discuss the city’s agenda for next year’s legislative session. Many thanks to Senators Hegar and Huffman for taking the time to hear the concerns of local government. Representative-elect Reynolds from west Fort Bend also attended and promised his support. For the past eight years the City Council has regularly adopted an agenda to guide the city staff and the Council itself to put a uniform face on its requests for assistance in Austin. As the city has grown, interaction with the state has become an ever greater concern. The effort has paid off, and Sugar Land has seen its influence grow during each biennium. High on the list of successes has been the effort to acquire the land currently occupied by the Central Prison Unit. As the city has built out, it has become apparent that the city’s business sector must expand in order to keep taxes low for residents. The problem is that Sugar Land has relatively little land still available for business uses. The Sugar Land Industrial Park has only a small amount of unoccupied land left. Most of the area around the intersection of US 59 and University Blvd. is expected to become residential. Although other isolated areas of potential business development still exist, long-term plans are needed now. That is where the Central Prison Unit comes in. The prison is one of the oldest in the state’s system. Significant upgrades are required to comply with modern standards, and the land itself is far more valuable to the state if it is sold, rather than

Jones retained as a prison. When it was built, the unit was far out in the country away from populated areas. With the growth of the Houston area, and Sugar Land in particular, the state could replace the prison on less expensive land. The Legislature apparently agrees and in 2007 initiated a feasibility study to determine the best use of the land. In 2009 it followed up and authorized the city to purchase a small part of the property currently housing prison guards. In the coming session, the city is pressing its plan for the relocation of the facility and to allow the city to acquire a portion of the property for the Sugar Land Regional Airport. The remainder of the land would be owned and developed in partnership with the private sector as a business park. The city would have a new large area for business growth, with the ultimate result of keeping taxes low for residents. In anticipation of successes in the Legislature, requests for statements of interest will go out this month to find a private developer partner for the proposed business park. Already underway is in an environmental study being completed by the aviation

division of TxDot. An appraisal is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Also planned for this session is legislation which would give Fort Bend County representation on the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Water Authority. GCWA is a governmental unit based in Galveston County which controls the water rights of Oyster Creek and other area waterways. Fort Bend customers already account for nearly 23% of GCWA’s total water contracts. Agreements were reached with the authority back in 1996 for the addition of a Fort Bend representative to the board, but legislative action is required. Perhaps the most important objective of the city’s legislative agenda is opposition to unfunded mandates imposed by the state. Legislators are already forecasting a $18 billion budget deficit for the coming biennium. A substantial part of that deficit in turn reflects unfunded mandates from the federal government. Whatever the source, it can be expected that the legislature will do what it can to pass along the costs of government to municipalities and counties, without providing any method for local governments to pay for them. Avoiding unfunded mandates is the best reason for maintaining good relationships with the area’s legislators. They need to hear from the City Council as it attempts to provide police, fire, water, trash pickup and other critical services to its taxpayers. Just as importantly, they need to hear from the taxpayers themselves. Jones is a member of the Sugar Land City Council, having been first elected in 2003. He owns a law firm and a title insurance company in Sugar Land.

Taking care of active kids By THOMAS J. PARR, M.D. You want your children to be active kids. It helps them establish healthy lifestyles. It encourages them to try new things and to develop selfconfidence. But sometimes, active kids do try things which don’t always work out too well, and they can end up with a broken bone. While this is a normal part of childhood, for first-time fracture parents, it can be quite unnerving. Knowing in advance about what to do when a child does break a bone will help you overcome those first minutes of anxiety and will reassure your son or daughter that he or she will be OK again soon. First assess the nature of the injury and how it happened. Do your best to remain calm if you learn your child was doing something not so bright like using the dog to pull him down the sidewalk, off the curb, and into street on a skateboard, or trying to learn how to skydive out of a tree. Yes, those are indeed two examples of real cases in my office over the years! Once you know what happened, you need to know what hit the ground first. As long as it was not the head, the neck, or the back, and as long as you are not looking at a lot of blood, you probably do not need to be calling 911 on your cell phone. If you need to move your child to a safer place at this point (out of the street, for example), you can. Given the choice between a fracture and a sprain, assume your child’s injury is a fracture. That is because children’s ligaments are stronger than their growing bones. Use a little imagination about what is available to make a splint. A rolled maga-

Parr zine and tape work well. Other options might be things like a small pillow and a belt or an ace wrap around a couple of clean long-handled kitchen spoons. Getting a make-do splint on your child is the first step and will make him feel a little more comfortable. As soon as you can, elevate the injured limb to a level above the heart and apply an ice pack (but not directly onto the skin). This will make your child a little more comfortable because it will reduce the throbbing; but more importantly, it will help decrease swelling which could lead to more serious potential complications. If there is a cut or break in the skin near the fracture or if the bone end has punctured through the skin, just cover the area with moist clean cloth and seek medical attention immediately. An orthopedic surgeon will need to treat an “open fracture” like this in the operating room under sterile conditions as soon as possible to prevent infection. Each doctor has a preferred way of handling non-life threatening emergencies, so knowing what your doctor wants in advance will be helpful. Personally, I encourage my patients to call the office directly, even if after hours, because doing so can often save them both time and money. If nothing else, I can call around to find which emer-

gency room has the shortest wait time, and sometimes I can have x-ray orders already waiting when they get there. If the fracture is not badly displaced and if there is no numbness or tingling, it is usually appropriate to wait 3-5 days before applying a cast. This will allow time for swelling to go down, thus reducing the chances for a delayed emergency complication once the cast is on. A recent study done at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada has introduced the idea that for some children’s fractures, especially wrist fractures, a splint might be just as effective a method of treatment as a cast. If this is a possibility for your child’s injury, it definitely would make bathing easier, especially for a young child. Another option might be to get a water-safe cast, made with a cast lining material such as goretex. Insurance will not pay for the extra cost, but the convenience certainly might be worth the extra money. With children’s fractures, the bones are still growing, and a large number of children’s fractures involve the growth plate located at the ends of the bones. It is important to diagnose fractures of the growth plate, but not to overtreat them. However, growth plate fractures do need to be checked every few months by your orthopedic surgeon to be sure the bone is continuing to grow properly. It is important to catch and to treat any bone growth deformity as soon as possible. Don’t assume your child is doing fine and decide to skip these periodic growth plate injury check ups. Dr. Thomas Parr, an orthopedic surgeon in Sugar Land, can be reached at 281-4917111.Visit www.tomparrmd. net for more information.

Musings: Gorillas in the mist By JANICE SCANLAN It took several years. When something happens slowly, its impact isn’t as noticed. So walking up to my office the day after cataract surgery in the very early morning I was stunned by the blue sky over the trees on the western horizon. I stood transfixed before the window and just drank in the color. The anesthesiologist had told me the day of surgery I would be amazed by the colors, but you wear an eye patch that day and only remove it briefly to apply eye drops. Even after removing the patch the next morning it was still dawn’s early light downstairs with the trees and angle of the sun filtering the light. So that intense and deep blue were indeed a startling sight . . . and one I could not have imagined. John was still asleep so I had to wait to tell him. A couple of years prior, he had had much more serious eye surgery, not always the type you see the next day . . . and what you begin to see often happens over time and sometimes comes and goes. His first experience of color was opening our front door into the courtyard

Scanlan and being mesmerized by the green. He was sure the friend dropping off a package thought he was drunk . . . he couldn’t quit looking at the green and was too awed to make conversation. I waited for more light and went to look at the courtyard, but I suppose it’s the first time you experience color that is your most intense. Later that day driving back from my doctor’s visit and lunch in Bellaire, I had my next experience driving along a tree-lined boulevard. It was not just the green of the trees, but how 3-D they were in the distance. My friend Jo Ann tells me after her cataract surgery her depth perception and the dimensionality of objects and HDTV are amazing.

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Her spouse can hardly believe her. Well, it’s happened to me as well. Then, there’s the sharpness of more distant objects. I can’t wait to see some really colorful birds, but many are molting right now so they are in the bird equivalent of a bad hair day. When I first saw the blue sky, I put my hand over my “new eye” and experienced the difference with my old eye, which is not as bad as the surgery eye was. However, the difference is remarkable. John tells me his Fuchs Dystrophy group calls this switching viewing eyes the “Fuchs’ Shuffle.” So I’m shuffling now. And to think only two days before surgery driving to my client in Bellville that my vision was such that I didn’t know how much was morning mist and how much was me, but I slowed down just to be safer. I apologized for being a little late and made a joke of my “gorillas in the mist” eyesight. However, I’m already starting to take my new vision for granted. I hope I can continue to remember the awe and appreciation I feel now for losing my “gorillas in the mist” vision. Write to janicescanlan@ earthlink.net

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 • INDEPENDENT • Page 5 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 for Riverway Estates Sec. 1, Partial Replat No. 1, Pct. 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 partial replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Joyce Owens with Owens Management Systems at 713643-6333 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the clerk of the 190TH District Court of HARRIS County, Texas on JULY 9, 2010 in cause numbered 2009-63908 styled AMERICAN BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS SUPPLY CO, INC. vs. CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION CO, INC AND LONG T. CHAU JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY, in which a judgment was rendered on MAR 9, 2010 in favor of AMERICAN BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS SUPPLY, CO. INC, for the sum of ONE-HUNDRED-SEVENTY THOUSAND SEVENTY THREE DOLLARS AND SEVENTY NINE CENTS (170,073.79)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 23 , 2010 and will on OCT 5 2010, Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Rights, Title, and Interest of LONG T. CHAU in the following described Real Property THE SURFACE ESTATE ONLY OF A 9.5205 ACRES, BEING LOTS THIRTY-SIX (36),THIRTYEIGHT(38), AND FORTY-TWO (42) OF OYSTER CREEK FARMS, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AND RECORDED UNDER FILE NUMBER 9681585 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of AMERICAN BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS SUPPLY,. INC. .Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: OCT 5, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: SGT. M KUTACH TROY E NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-171028 In favor of the Plaintiff —FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,614.55+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - PAUL UTOM OGOR & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: CPC: 5035030020340/ 5035030020340907 LOT 34, IN BLOCK 2 OF PARTIAL REPLAT OF MISSION GLEN, SECTION THREE, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO(S) 1124/A OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. TRACT 2: CPC: 5035030020390/ 5035030020390907 LOT THIRTY-NINE (39), IN BLOCK TWO (2), AMENDED PLAT OF MISSION GLEN, SECTION THREE (3) A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN CLERK’S SLIDE NO. 678/A PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $113,970.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m. ROB COOK , CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 By JUAN DIAZ Deputy Constable #1306

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 11TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-171224 in favor of the Plaintiff — KELLIWOOD FUND, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,460.44+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 19TH day of AUGUST, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - ELVIS L. SHAW AND MARIA SOUTHHALL-SHAW had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT SEVEN (7), IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF KELLIWOOD GREENS, SECTION ONE (1), REPLAT OF WILLOW FORK, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NOS.1021/B AND 1022/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $341,650.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m. ROB COOK , CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 By JUAN DIAZ Deputy Constable #1306

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Jessie Parker Road, Pct. 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 240th District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on July 19, 2010 in cause numbered 08DCV168243 styled NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. Edwin Montoya, in which a judgment was rendered on March 20, 2009 in favor of NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. for the sum of TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SEVEN DOLLARS AND NO CENTS ($2707.00); 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 31, 2010 and will on OCTOBER 5,2010 Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest EDWIN MONTOYA to and in the following described Real Property LOT FORTY-THREE (43) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF NEW TERRITORY PARCEL SF-35 AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1463/A AND 1463/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, (THE PROPERTY) ALSO KNOWN AS 822 FEATHERBROOK, SUGAR LAND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77479 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: October 5, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: Deputy Steele TROY E NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #05-DCV-146183 In favor of the Plaintiff —FORT BEND COUNTY & ET AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,307.65 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -KIM SESSUM & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 0064000004061907 CPC: R36908 ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT ORM PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 0.158 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LOCATED IN THE WILLIAM NEAL SURVEY, ABSTRACT 64, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN THE WARRANTY DEED FROM LYDIA PICKETT TO KIM SESSUM, DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 1993 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 9432391 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF REAL PROPERTY IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS . ADJUDGED/ MARKET VALUE: $5,070.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m. ROB COOK , CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 By JUAN DIAZ Deputy Constable #1306

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 11TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09DCV-171749 in favor of the Plaintiff — BRIGHTWATER HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $9,697.50 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of AUGUST, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - DARIUS JUDE LIVER had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT TWO (2), IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF LAKESHORE AT BRIGHTWATER SUBDIVISION, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS.1042/A AND 1042/B AND AMENDED BY 1085/A AND 1085/B, ALL OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $294,970.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m. ROB COOK , CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 By JUAN DIAZ Deputy Constable #1306

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-164345 In favor of the Plaintiff —FORT BEND COUNTY & ET AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,880.67+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - BELAL KAROUM & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 7559020060120 CPC: 19301020060120 LOT 12, IN BLOCK 6 OF SUGAR GROVE, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO. 2406/A OF PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (ACCOUNT NUMBER 7559020060120907/7559020060120) ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $133,400.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m. ROB COOK , CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 By JUAN DIAZ Deputy Constable #1306

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-173607 in favor of the Plaintiff —FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT # 24 & ET AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $10,280.43+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - BRANDY WILLIAMS & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1:GEO: 8944080020080 CPC: 8944080020080 LOT EIGHT (8), IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 8, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT NUMBER 20050243 OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $145,040.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m. ROB COOK , CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 By JUAN DIAZ Deputy Constable #1306

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 11TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-170183 in favor of the Plaintiff — WATERSIDE ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,215.90 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 17TH day of AUGUST, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - LISA BRADLEY, DERON BRADLEY AND JAY RODRIGUEZ had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT SIXTY-FIVE (65), IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF WATERSIDE VILLAGE, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS.2098/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS 4926 TAYLOR LAKE COURT, RICHMOND, TEXAS 77407. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $294,970.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m. ROB COOK , CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 By JUAN DIAZ Deputy Constable #1306

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #06-DCV-148247 In favor of the Plaintiff —FORT BEND COUNTY & ET AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $8,282.85+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - JOE P. MENDOZA & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 2300000020400907 CPC: R58554 LOTS 4 AND 5, IN BLOCK 2 OF BROWNING SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 360, PAGE 389 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $15,070.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m. ROB COOK , CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 By JUAN DIAZ Deputy Constable #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 2ND, 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #08-DCV-167742 in favor of the Plaintiff QUAIL BRIDGE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,627.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on AUGUST 23, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -JULIANA L. JEREMY had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BEING THE SOUTHERLY PORTION OF LOT FOURTEEN, BLOCK THREE OF QUAIL BRIDGE, SECTION TWO, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 25, PAGE 15, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AND BEING A REPLAT OF RIDGEMONT SECTION FIVE LOCATED IN THE J POINTEVENT SURVEY ABSTRACT NO. 305 AND THE J POINTVENT SURVEY ABSTRACT NO. 513, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ALSO KNOWN AS 16412 MONTE CARLO LANE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77053 Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

I have levied on SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -NICHOLAS A. NGWA, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 01, IN BLOCK 10, OF SIENNA VILLAGE OF ANDERSON SPRINGS, SECTION 5A (5A), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. 5722 SONOMA RIDGE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459 Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

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

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

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on JULY 21, 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #07-DCV-160640 in favor of the Plaintiff THE VICKSBURG COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,107.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 19, 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-174699 in favor of the Plaintiff WINFIELD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $7,135.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

I have levied on AUGUST 10, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -JULIANA L. JEREMY had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 41 BLOCK 01, REPLAT OF VICKSBURG, THE VILLAGE OF CUMBERLAND, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS. 644/B AND 645/A&B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 2634 CUMBERLAND DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459 Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

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

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on JUNE 29, 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #07-DCV-156884 in favor of the Plaintiff QUAIL GREEN WEST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,872.02 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 19, 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-173086 in favor of the Plaintiff WINFIELD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,785.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

I have levied on AUGUST 10th, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -CLIFTON I. HOWARD AND CYNTHIS J. HOWARD, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

I have levied on AUGUST 19th, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - KATINA M. DEVAUGHN, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 04, IN BLOCK 06, OF QUAIL GREEN WEST, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 56, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 2019 RETRIEVER LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 6, IN BLOCK 3, OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 4, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 2477/A OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. 3202 VILLAGE POND LANE, FRESNO TEXAS 77545.

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

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 31, 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-170139 in favor of the Plaintiff SIENNA PLANTATION RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,507.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

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

I have levied on AUGUST 19th, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - CLYDE D. LEWIS II, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 22, IN BLOCK 1, OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 6, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED UNDER PLAT NO. 20060249 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. 2923 ACACIA FAIR LANE, FRESNO TEXAS 77545. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

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

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 19, 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-175140 in favor of the Plaintiff WINFIELD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,493.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on AUGUST19th, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - ADRIANA M. BELISLE AND RICHARD LAMBERT, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 44, IN BLOCK 4, OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO.2459/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, (THE PROPERTY) ALSO KNOWN AS 3222 FARRELL HILL STREET, FRESNO, TEXAS 77545. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

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

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on JULY 7, 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #07-DCV-156898 in favor of the Plaintiff HUNTER’S GLEN SECTION IV ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,358.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 2ND, 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-171961 in favor of the Plaintiff QUAIL VALLEY FUND, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,400.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/ or Order of Sale issued on AUGUST 19, 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY Texas in cause #09-DCV-175168 in favor of the Plaintiff WINFIELD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,601.00 +++ costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same.

I have levied on AUGUST 26, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -JULIANA L. JEREMY had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

I have levied on AUGUST 26, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -DWIGHT ANDRE SEAN O’NEAL JONES had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

I have levied on AUGUST 20th, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - ADRIANA M. BELISLE AND RICHARD LAMBERT, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

ADJUDGED MARKET VALUE: $2,252,830.00 Terms: Cash. Sale to be held at or about 10 a.m.

Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 28, IN BLOCK 3, OF QUAIL VALLEY SUBDIVISION THUNDERBIRD PATIO HOMES, SECTION 1, REPLAT, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN VOLUME 19, PAGE 6, FILM CODE NO. OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 2831 BURNING TREE LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459. Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 1, OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO.2438/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS..

TRACT 2: LOT TWELVE (12) IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERK’S FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040010120907/ 4755040010120)

TRACT 8: LOT TWENTY-ONE (21) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERK’S FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040040210907/ 4755040040210)

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 03 BLOCK 07 OF HUNTER’S GLEN, SECTION IV, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 26, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 2318 EDGEDALE DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489

TRACT 3: LOT EIGHTEEN (18) IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERK’S FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT

ROB COOK , CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 By JUAN DIAZ Deputy Constable #1306

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

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

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 30TH day of AUGUST 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND Texas in cause #09-DCV-171025 In favor of the Plaintiff —FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $160,976.95+++costs as taxed on said Execution and/ or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - CENTAMARK LUXURY HOMES LTD. & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: LOT ELEVEN (11) IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERK’S FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040010110907/ 4755040010110)

RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (475504001010180907/ 4755040010180) TRACT 4: LOT ONE (1) IN BLOCK THREE (3) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERK’S FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040030110907/ 4755040030010) TRACT 5: LOT FOUR (4) IN BLOCK THREE (3) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERK’S FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040030040907/ 4755040030040) TRACT 6: LOT SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERK’S FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040040070907/ 4755040040070) TRACT 7: LOT TWENTY (20) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF LAKE POINTE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER COUNTY CLERK’S FILE NO. 20060123 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (4755040040200907/ 4755040402200)

Terms: Cash. Sale to held at or about 11 a.m.

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


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Taste of Sugar Land

AUTOMOBILE: Mazda 3 By BARBARA FULENWIDER This is the third opportunity I’ve had to test drive a Mazda3 and it’s as much fun to drive the third time as it was the first. It’s sporty, quick, agile and fast. I fully understand why my 24-yearold nephew had to have one and loves it. The Mazda3 four and fivedoor models were redesigned for 2010 so there’s no huge change for 2011 but the Mazda3 did get improved standard safety technology and more convenience features. For the 2011 model year the Mazda3 comes with stability control and traction control on all models, power door locks with the auto-lock function added to the i SV and i Sport models, rain-sensing wipers, auto on/off headlights, Bi-Xenon auto-leveling headlights, adaptive front lighting system and rear LED taillamps optional on the Sport models. Also, a 265-watt Bose Centerpoint 19-speaker surround sound audio system with audiopilot was added as standard and optional equipment,

four cylinder engine. The test drive was the latter, thank you very much. The larger engine makes 168 lb.-ft. torque. Each engine is paired with a sixspeed manual transmission that is silky smooth. Gas mileage is estimated to be 20 miles to the gallon in city driving and 28 on the highway with the 2.5-liter motor. For a compact vehicle, the Mazda3 provides a good ride with low noise levels, a super sound system, a roomy interior, excellent handling and miles of fun.

depending on the model, along with an in-dash six-disc/ MP3 compatible CD changer, moonroof with one-touch opening and coolant low temperature warning light. The Mazda3 was launched in 2003 and is far and away Mazda’s best selling vehicle. One in every three Mazdas sold worldwide is a Mazda3. Here are two reasons why: The front-wheel drive Mazda3 is powered by either a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter or a 167 horsepower 2.5-liter, dual overhead-cam, 16 valve

It retails for $19,685 and standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, rear window defogger and wiper, variable-intermittent front wipers, rear liftgate and roof spoiler, roof-mounted antenna, five-passenger seating, tilt/ telescopic steering column, leather wrapped shift knob and steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, power windows and door locks. Also, air conditioning, electroluminescent gauges, rear armrest with cupholders, antilock brake system with brake assist, four-wheel disc brakes, electronic power assisted rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, fog lights, dual exhaust outlets, 60/40 split rear seat, multi-information display and anti-theft engine immobilizer. With optional equipment the sticker price was $21,560. If I were in the market for a fast, fun runabout at a fair price for the equipment, the Mazda3 would be sitting in my garage.

FILM REVIEW: THE TOWN This is Ben Affleck’s movie. Ben is the director, star, and co-writer. His stock is about to go sky high; he has entered the Clint Eastwood stratosphere with this touching, action film. The storyline involves four Bostonians from the Charlestown neighborhood who specialize in robbing armored trucks and banks. Doug MacRay (Affleck) is the brains of this dubious band of thieves that also includes the classic over-the-top member James Coughlin (Jeremy “The Hurt Locker” Renner.) Coughlin is the two-time ex-con that vows not to go back to prison and isn’t the least bit afraid to smash someone’s head with his M4 full auto carbine or shoot them depending on his mood or twisted rationale. The script is wonderfully written and the characters are complicated which means they are terribly flawed with some redeeming human qualities with just a pinch of charm. That formula bodes well for a violent film that involves cops and robbers thus

allowing the audience to like everybody. And I did. Obviously I was pulling for Ben and the boys to get away with their bank heists. What does that say about me? It says that the acting, directing and screenplay were outstanding. I even liked the FBI Special Agent (Jon “Mad Men” Hamm) who was trying to put the pieces together so he could bust the gang because he is a do-gooder cop. Well, not exactly because the FBI boys cut some corners, too, in the name of the law, of course. More complications: during one of the bank jobs, the robbers take a beautiful bank manager (Rebecca Hall) hostage, but let her go unharmed. Then Coughlin starts worrying that perhaps the bank manager might remember too much about them and help the FBI. So, on behalf of the team, Affleck’s character befriends her and promptly falls in love. Now let’s recap: bank robbers take a hostage and let her go, then the leader of the gang

Prescription Drug TakeBack Day on Sept. 25 Help prevent prescription drug abuse and protect public water supplies and landfills by taking advantage of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd. The Sugar Land Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration and agencies across the country in the first-ever event. The DEA will collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide on Sept. 25. The service is free and anonymous -- no questions asked. Many people are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards. “Working together with our state and local partners, the medical community, anti-drug coalitions, and a concerned public, we will eliminate a major source of abused prescription drugs, and reduce the hazard they pose to our families and communities in a safe, legal and environmentally sound way,” said Michele M. Leonhart, acting administrator of the DEA. Prescription drug abuse is one of the nation’s fastest-growing drug problems. “Take-back events like this one are an indispensable tool for reducing the threat that the diversion and abuse of these drugs pose to public health,” said Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske. “The federal, state and local collaboration represented in this initiative is key in our national efforts to reduce pharmaceutical drug diversion and abuse.” Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov. This site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations. For more information, visit www.justice.gov/dea/index. htm.

does some recon and falls in love with the fair maiden while the FBI is closing in and the gang smells a rat. Uh oh, I smell trouble and you know I’m also blessed with the sense of smell as we found out last week; they call me “Larry H. the Stink Smeller from Sugar Land.” I’m not bragging; I’m just trying to remind you of the facts. Speaking of smells; let me tell you a story about my 1:00 PM crowd which was very large. So large in fact, that a couple sat down by me. The woman was about to sit by me, but she realized that if she moved over one more seat then she would not have to sit by a single man (Larry H.) and would have a vacant seat to her right. Just about the time she was going to slide into the seat next to me, she made that awkward turn and settled into the adjacent seat thus forcing her beau to sit next to me. Within minutes, she took both of her shoes off and put her bare feet on top of his feet. And dang if he didn’t shortly thereafter take off his

shoes. I can’t make up this stuff. Then about an hour into the movie, the projectionist hit a “technical difficulty” so said the manager at the front of the theatre. During this brief interlude, the house lights came up and I noticed that this sweet, middle aged, barefooted couple was holding hands. Now let’s recap: a couple is actually sitting next to Larry H. and brushing up against him (a criminal act in itself) and they are half naked and holding hands. Who do they think they are? Daisy and Jethro! They seemed nice enough so I forgave them. This is an edgy movie and I know because I was on the edge of my seat during the entire flick. We all know that Ben Affleck can produce a believable Boston-based movie (“Good Will Hunting”) but he has created a winner with “The Town” and it will garner awards and accolades. Benny will not have trouble getting financing for his next project. Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 91. Larry H. sugarlaw@larryharrison.com

Band night Fort Bend ISD will present an evening of competitive marching exhibitions during its annual Band Night on Monday, Oct. 4 at Mercer Stadium (16403 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land) at 6 p.m. and conclude by 8:45 p.m. Seating will be on the home side only. Admission is free and concessions will be served. Band Night allows parents and patrons to enjoy the outstanding talents of some of FBISD’s finest young musicians. Band Night will feature the district’s 11 high school band and dance teams performing their competition shows for the upcoming University Interscholastic League Marching Contest, which will be held Oct. 14.

Fall festival Holy Family Church located at 1510 Fifth St., Missouri City, will hold its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Raffle tickets are $2 each or a book of 6 for $10 and you could win one of the 10 exciting prizes. There will be lots of rides and games. A variety of food will be served (breakfast tacos, BBQ, hamburgers, hotdogs, fajitas, Indian food, Filipino food, turkey legs, nachos, corn-on-the-cob, etc). Parking is free. For more information contact Fall Festival Co-Chairs Connie or Ruben Govea at 281-438-2629 or cell - 832-247-7801.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 for replat of Firethorne Section 19 and Firethorne Section 20, Partial Replat No. 1, Pct. 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 Janet Baccus with Jones & Carter Inc. at 713-777-5337 for information prior to the hearing. 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 12, 2010 for replat of Shops at Grand Parkway Partial Replat No. 2, Pct. 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 Amanda White with South Texas Surveying Associates Inc. at 281-556-6918 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the revised traffic control plan to add “No Parking” signs at the intersection of Thompson-Ferry Road at Knights Court, Pct. 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

The eighth annual Taste of Sugar Land ® will be held on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Safari Texas, 11627 FM 1464. Doors open at 4 p.m. for an auction preview and at 5 p.m. the ballroom doors swing open for continuous tasting, entertainment, silent and live auctions. More than 15 of the most popular area restaurants will be serving up their best epicurean delights. Proceeds will benefit the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry and Fort Bend Family Promise. The “Taste” is hosted by members and friends of the First Presbyterian Church, Sugar Land. For ticket and event information, call 281-240-3195. 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 Election to be held on November 2, 2010 and by local political subdivisions, for whom Fort Bend County is conducting elections, will be tested on September 28, 2010 at 3:00 p.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 2 de Noviembre de 2010, y por subdivisiones politicos para quien el Condado de Fort Bend está llevando a cabo las elecciones, se probara el 28 de Septiembre del 2010 a las 3:00 p.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

No.10-CCV-042391 IN THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW NUMBER TWO (2) OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS V WILLIE M. FLORA, PAMELA EDWARDS, RACHAEL EDWARDS, MARY E. JACKSON, VERNA THOMPSON, VICKIE GREEN, MICHAEL ROBBINS, KENNETH PITTMAN, LONNIE JONES, CLIFFORD THOMAS, LAWRENCE J. KELLEY, JR., CARLA THOMAS, BEVERLY J. THOMAS a/k/a BEVERLY CHILDS, BEATRICE KELLEY, ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE AND HARRIET SMITH, AND ALL UNKNOWN PROPERTY OWNERS/OR LIEN HOLDERS, et al. BRIEF ON CITATION BY PUBLICATION. In the name and by the authority of the State of Texas: Notice is hereby given to the following Defendants: To: All Unknown Heirs of the Estate of George and Harriet Smith and all unknown property owners and/or lien holders, hereafter called Defendants whose residence, address and whereabouts are unknown, and if deceased, legally incapacitated or dissolved, the unknown heirs, devisees, successors and legal representatives, and unknown spouse or spouses, each and all of whose residences, addresses and whereabouts are unknown, and if they are deceased, legally incapacitated or dissolved, their unknown heirs, devisees, successors and legal representatives. You are commanded to appear before the Special Commissioners appointed by the Judge of the Fort Bend County Civil Court at Law Number Two (2) on October 20, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fort Bend County Attorney’s Conference Room, 301 Jackson St., Suite 728, Richmond, Texas 77469, who shall then and there assess the value of the property belonging to Defendants which are sought to be condemned by Plaintiff, Cause No. 10-CCV-042391 styled Fort Bend County, Texas v. Willie M. Flora, Pamela Edwards, Mary E. Jackson, Verna Thompson, Vickie Green, Michael Robbins, Kenneth Pittman, Lonnie Jones, Clifford Thomas, Lawrence J. Kelley, Jr., Carla Thomas, Beverly J. Thomas a/k/a Beverly Childs, Beatrice Kelley, All Unknown Heirs of the Estate of George and Harriet Smith, and All Unknown Porperty Owners and/or Lien Holders, Fort Bend County, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District and City of Richmond are Defendants. The First Amended Original Statement and Petition for Condemnation filed on July 30, 2010 discloses that the nature of the suit is a condemnation case. Plaintiff seeks fee title to 0.145 acre of land more particularly described in the attached Exhibit A of Plaintiff ’s First Amended Original Statement. Attorneys for Plaintiff are Fort Bend County Assistant County Attorneys, William H. “Bill” Vidor and Joe W. Cox, 301 Jackson Street, Suite 728, Richmond, Texas 77469. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court in the City of Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, on the 8th day of September, 2010. Dianne Wilson, Clerk of Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469.

THE STATE OF TEXAS CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO: DARRELL FRANCOIS 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 11, 2010 a default judgment may be taken against you. Said answer may be file d by mailing same to: District Clerk’s Office, 301 Jackson, Richmond, Texas 77469, or by bringing it to the office. Our street address is 401 Jackson Street. We are located on the first floor of the courthouse building. The case is presently pending before the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County sitting in Richmond, Texas, and was filed on November 06, 2009. It bears cause number 09-DCV-176281 and is styled: The Bank Of New York Mellon Fka The Bank Of New York As Trustee For The Certificate holders Of CWABS 2004-05 V. Robert Francois, Jr., Jacquelyn Francois Lockett And Darrell Francois In Re: 8611 Quail Burg Lane, Missouri City, Texas 77489 The name and address of the attorney for PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is: MARK G TORABI; J. MICHAEL LYTLE BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL LLP 15000 SURVEYOR BLVD SUITE 100 ADDISON TX 75001; ATTORNEY AT LAW 2116 THOMPSON HWY STE 116 RICHMOND TX 77469 972-386-5040; (281) 342-9119 The nature of the demands of said PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is as follows to-wit: PLAINTIFF THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF CWABS 2004-05, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS BY AND THROUGH ITS ATTORNEY OF RECORD, MARK G. TORABI OF BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL, LLP, 15000 SURVEYOR BLVD., ADDISON, TEXAS 75001, 972-386-5040, BROUGHT SUIT AGAINST DEFENDANTS ROBERT FRANCOIS, JR., JACQUELYN FRANCOIS LOCKETT AND DARRELL FRANCOIS, TO ENFORCE ITS SECURITY INTEREST RESERVED TO PLAINTIFF AS MORTGAGEE IN THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 8611 QUAIL BURG LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489 AND LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: LOT THREE (3), IN BLOCK TWO (2), OF QUAIL GLEN, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 21, PAGE 16 OF THE PLAT 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 the 24th day of August, 2010. DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas Deputy District Clerk Sarah Storts 281-633-7635


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Methodist Hospital sponsors GridIron football league role that sports medicine plays in keeping athletes healthy on and off the field,” said Richardson. “To me, the most important component of our partnership with Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas is the access that our players will have to the expertise, technology and health care services of the Methodist organization.” For an appointment with a MOST physician, please call 281-494-MOST (6678) or for more information about Meth-

odist Sugar Land Hospital, visit MethodistSugarLand.com. For more information about

Fort Bend GridIron Football, visit FortBendGridIronFootball.com.

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Top Row L-R: Lowell Stanton, CFO at MSLH; Bucky Richardson, founder for the league; Gary Remy, board member and coach; Alex O’Saw, coach; Sean Croft, Director of Rehab Services at MSLH. Middle Row L-R: Angela Byrd, athletic trainer at MOST, Vincent C. Phan, M.D.; Kenneth M. Renney, M.D.; Christopher K. Smith, M.D.; Carl A. Hicks, M.D. and Jerry Meins, athletic trainer at MOST. Bottom Row L-R: John Paul Richardson, Bryson Stewart, Grant Remy and Talyn O’Saw. Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas (MOST) along with Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, is now the official health care sponsor for Fort Bend GridIron Football, a new competitive tackle league for youngsters ages 7-12. Fort Bend GridIron League and its parent organization, Fort Bend Youth Sports Association (FBYSA), were founded by former Texas A&M and Houston Oiler quarterback Bucky Richardson. The league is designed to teach proper football fundamentals in a positive, community-based environment and is affiliated with USA Football, the official youth football organization for the NFL and the NFL Players Association. “Methodist Orthopedic Specialists of Texas has a long his-

tory of being deeply involved in supporting youth sports and keeping young athletes healthy, fit and in the game,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “Our partnership with Fort Bend GridIron Football aligns our physicians and sports medicine specialists with a league that we know will thrive in our community, making it possible for even more athletes to enjoy a positive sports experience.” As part of the premium sponsorship agreement, physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists from Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas will be part of a FBYSA medical advisory team, providing in-depth expertise and assistance to players and their families. During the football

season, MOST will also staff two weekly walk-in sports medicine clinics for FBYSA athletes, including its Saturday morning clinic at the MOST facility that is open from August through November. In addition, FBYSA athletes, parents, administrators and coaches will receive VIP services at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s emergency, imaging and surgical departments via the MSLH Sports VIP Platinum Card. And players can receive same-day appoints at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas and Methodist Family Medicine Group by scheduling through an assigned outreach coordinator. “As a former college and professional football player, I believe strongly in the valuable

Brightwater Garden Club

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Book sale at Sienna library The Friends of the Sienna Branch Library will host their first Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room of the library, at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. DVDs and videos, music CDs, and cassettes will also be available, all at prices that are hard to beat. Donations of used books, DVDs, tapes and CDs are always welcome, and may be taken to the library during regular business hours. All contributions are tax-deductible. For more information, call 281238-2900.

The next meeting of the Brightwater Garden Club will be held on Monday September 27 at 6:45 p.m. at the Brightwater Clubhouse, Brightwater Drive at Westshore Dr, Missouri City. Betty Lenderman, owner of Enchanted Gardens, will present a program on herb gardening. The program is open to anyone interested in gardening. For more info: 281-261-4770.

FtBendSportsMedicine.com Enjoy your Sport - Decrease your Chances of Getting Hurt While I enjoy doing surgery, I have always believed the best approach to Sports Medicine is teaching my patients how to take care of themselves so they are less likely to get hurt in the first place. Why have surgery if you can avoid it? The off-season is the time to prepare, and one size does not fit all. Let me evaluate your current physical conditioning and workout routine to help you develop a personalized training program to maximize your fitness for your sport.

THOMAS J. PARR, M.D. ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON 14090 Southwest Fwy, #130 Sugar Land, TX 77478 Phone: (281) 491-7111 www.tomparrmd.net www.FtBendSportsMedicine.com

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CITY OF SUGAR LAND’S CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM Accepted Items:

Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs, Phonebooks, Office Paper, School Paper, Mail

Aluminum Cans, Foil, and Food Trays

Cardboard, Paperboard and Paper Bags

Steel and Tin cans (Labels are ok)

Plastics #1-5, 7

Items not accepted include carbon paper, food waste, pizza boxes, plastic bags, styrofoam, and tissue products. Need an additional recycle bin? Residents can purchase additional recycle bins for $6.00 each. To request an additional bin, please visit the website and complete the Additional Bin Request Form and return with payment.

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