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Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Chamber, Schmidt worked with a national bank for over 16 years as senior executive managing branch operations. Schmidt says, “I am honored, and truly excited to serve as the President of the Fort Bend Chamber. I look forward to working together with the community partners and cities to create value for our membership and our community.”

Schmidt Fort Bend Chairman Bridget Yeung officially announced that Keri Curtis Schmidt was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors today to assume the role of President of the Fort Bend Chamber. As one of Fort Bend County’s esteemed community leaders, Louis Garvin will retain the role and title of Chief Executive Officer with the 1,000 member chamber and continue to serve

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In a report “Texas schools get STAAR in place of TAKS,” published last week, for the question ‘In which container is the substance unable to transfer heat by convention?’ the answer given was air. But, alert readers said the correct answer is aluminium. FBISD Chief Communication Officer Mary Ann Simpson said: “In checking with our Curriculum Department staff that provided the questions and answers for the presentation, they have verified that they indeed did make a clerical error regarding that particular question. The correct answer is “aluminum.” We certainly regret the error and appreciate your reader bringing this to our attention.” The reader responded: “I would hate to have any of the FBISD students miss the question on the TAKS test based on the incorrect answer provided by the FBISD superintendent. This is somewhat similar to the incident years ago when then presidential candidate Dan Quayle read from a card handed to him at a school that the correct spelling of potato was “potatoe.” In this case however, Dr. Jenney committed the error and apparently no one in the audience realized the error nor did your newspaper before publishing the error as fact. Also, unless you have received a large number of emails from other readers it suggests that either there are not very many careful readers of your paper or that they are not very knowledgeable about physical principles. The state of Texas has determined that the answer to this question is part of the basic knowledge our school children are supposed to know to be able to graduate. If that is true then there are apparently a large number of our civic leaders who need remedial work on their basic scientific knowledge. It seems to me that this merits some space in your newspaper.”

The repeal of the Glass– Steagall Act of 1933 effectively removed the separation that previously existed between Wall Street investment banks and depository banks and has been blamed by some for exacerbating the damage caused by the collapse of the subprime mortgage market that led to the Financial crisis of 2007–2010. Both Republicans and Democrats have nothing to campaign on unless they pass the Glass-Steagall Act, she says. “My campaign will put space and scientific development back at the top of our nation’s list of priorities. A fullyfunded NASA energized by a

the Fort Bend business community. Yeung said that Keri Schmidt, who has more than ten years of experience with the Chamber and currently holds the title of Vice President, is well qualified for the job. Keri has directed several of the successful signature programs for the Chamber. She is a recent graduate of the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management at

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Rogers serious manned Moon/Mars colonization project could spearhead a real economic recovery,” Rogers says. How do Democrats in her district react to her candidacy? “It is split,” Rogers says. There are a lot of Democrats who understand her position and would support her, she says. Similarly, she hopes to lure some independents as well who share her anti-Obama sentiments. Rogers believes the country needs a real “leadership.” People should stop thinking about elections as the selection of a “Prom King” or Prom Queen. It is crucial to under stand the issues, Rogers says. It is not a fight between the See POLL, Page 4

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announced by the district in March this year as a way to cut district costs and help eliminate an estimated $18 to $20 million deficit. Ben Copeland, chief auxiliary services officer, told trustees last March that changes to the district’s bus transportation service could save $2.2 million. He told the board then that increasing the number of students per bus run to 50 for high school and middle school students and 60 per run for elementary students would help reduce costs because overall bus route mileage would decrease while the distance students walk to a bus stop would increase. What that meant to the district is buses would make fewer stops to pick up and drop off students. Secondary students might have to walk up to a half mile and elementary students See BUS, Page 2

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you will be stopped and asked to stay inside. In some cases they won’t let you leave the store during a bad storm. “I ask that FBISD take a proactive approach regarding the safety of our children,” Sitzman said. “Cluster bus stop are not a cut in transportation. They are really a cut in the safety of our children. I have three bullet points you need to remember: don’t bite the hands that feed you; you are cutting safety not transportation; a proactive approach is cheaper than a reactive one.” She also challenged board members to take the same 11-minute walk she said her daughter took that evening in a 101 degree heat index and carrying a backpack that was 16 percent of her total body weight with no significant food or drink since 10:50 a.m. Cluster bus stops were first

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By BARBARA FULENWIDER The new cluster bus stops Fort Bend ISD instituted this year in an effort to cut costs were opposed by some parents who spoke to board members at their Sept. 13 meeting. Sherri Sitzman was the first parent at the microphone and told board members that she has two children attending district schools and has voted for every single bond referendum. Then she went on to say that she doesn’t like the new cluster bus stops because she believes they jeopardize her children’s safety and put an unfair burden on students who have to walk as much as a half mile sometimes in inclement weather while lugging heavy backpacks. Sitzman said she’s “afraid for my child’s personal safety. We do not live in a society that allows children such freedom. Please do not pretend we do so your budget will balance. We value safety and we don’t mind paying for it.” What truly riled Sitzman up occurred on Aug. 24 when her daughter and eight other middle school students were dropped off at a bus stop in a rainy, windy storm. “We were under a severe thunderstorm warning and she was a half mile from her home in heavy winds, rain and lightning.” She said her son walked to the bus stop to help his sister and a helping parent insisted he get out of the storm and into his car while they waited for the bus to arrive because the parent “was afraid my son would be struck by lightning.” She said her daughter told her how scared she was to get off the bus and that later that evening she “noticed two trees had come down near the bus stop. If weather is very bad and you are at Wal-Mart

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Created in 2006 at the Langham Place Street Art Festival in Hong Kong, Tracy Lee Stum’s “Big Bowl of Wontons” invited visitors to grab a pair of chopsticks and dig in. Amazingly, the work took only seven hours to complete. Stum will again invite audience members to become part of the 3-D illusion when she creates chalk art in a multi-million-dollar estate home by Sterling Classic Homes in Riverstone Oct. 6-8. The artwork will continue to be available for viewing Oct. 9-17. Tickets for both time periods are $5 each, with proceeds benefiting various charities. Realtors can see the artwork and tour the home compliments of Riverstone Oct. 13. All visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the artwork by posing with the finished piece and becoming part of the 3-D illusion. The Grand Soiree spotlights Houston and Fort Bend’s finest in 10 events hosted from Sept. 25 through Oct. 27. Activities include champagne bus tours to the Houston Design Center’s fall market, The International Risotto Festival at the Houston Design Center, an art gallery exhibit in Riverstone showcasing the work of Kathy Womack, a Women and Wine art dinner with Kathy Womack at Aura restaurant, a Fire & Ice jewelry dinner at Post Oak Grill in Sugar Land, and Mix It Up at the M Lounge, a bartender’s challenge. Ticket prices to the individual Grand Soiree events, sponsored by Johnson Development’s Riverstone and Sienna Plantation, vary. For more information, visit www.TheGrandSoiree.com.

By SESHADRI KUMAR She is a Democrat on the Nov. 2 ballot for Texas Dist. 22 Congressional seat and she wants to impeach President Barack Obama. She won the Democratic Party’s nomination with 53 percent of the votes in the party primary last March, but the state party disowned her. That is Kesha Rogers, a supporter of Lyndon La Rouche. So much so, the Texas Democratic Party has “Resolved, that the Texas Democratic Party will have no relationship with the campaign of any person identifying him or herself as aligned with the LaRouche Movement or Lyndon LaRouche.” Rogers is not deterred in her campaign to wrest the seat from the incumbent Republican Pete Olson. How does Rogers differ from the conventional Democrats? She claims to be a Democrat in the tradition of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. She is opposed to the bail out of Wall Street and a staunch proponent of the Glass–Steagall Act, the Banking Act of 1933, a law that established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and introduced banking reforms, some of which were designed to control speculation.


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Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club invites dads, Aggie Grads, and football fans to hear R. C. Slocum, former head coach at Texas A&M, speak at their meeting on Monday, October 11 at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way. Social time, refreshments, and boutique shopping begin at 7 p.m. followed by the program. Please come join us for this special opportunity to hear Coach Slocum. For more information visit our website at www. fortbendaggiemoms.org or contact Debbie Cortez, holyspirit55@hotmail.com or Anne Pencak, AGPencak@gmail.com. Pictured:Back row L to R(standing):LeaAnn Murphree, Kathie Lowry, Donna Kent, Leslie Carlseen, Jeree Nelson, Jan Myers, Cindy Laursen, Barbara Nachlas, Denise Burger-Garton, Pam Dishberger, Joette Robichau, Sharon Jamison, Jane Hackemack, Barbara Wall, Bonnie Willey, Anne Pencak, Merry Adamcik; Middle row:Theresa Gibson, Cindy Grillo, Debbie Cortez, Stephanie Rammrath, Mary Beth Merris, Debbie Jacobson. Front row: Marilyn Conger, Linda Casey, Laura Conway.

Bus From Page 1 as much as 1,000 feet. The savings is in the cost of wear and tear on the buses, upkeep, personnel, salaries, gasoline -- all those things, Copeland said. “With the changes we instituted for this school year,� Copeland said, “We were able

to get rid of entire routes,� and an entire route per bus is picking up and delivering kids to a high school, middle school and elementary school and back home daily. “So far this year we’ve been able to get rid of 34 routes out of a total of 417 we had last year,� Copeland said. “We’re in the consolidation phase now that ridership has stabilized.

Now we are combining more routes in order to slim down more.� As for dropping kids off in inclement weather, Copeland said you “hope that people use good sense� -- that was “an unfortunate incident that happened. We’re going to remind drivers again that when kids are on the bus they are responsible for them.�

Billingsley to speak to Woman’s Club of Missouri City KPRC Local 2 chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley will be the featured speaker for the Woman’s Club of Missouri City on Oct. 5 at Quail Valley Country Club in Missouri City. Billingsley will discuss how powerful the weather can be in the Houston area since

the devastation caused by hurricanes Ike, Rita and Allison. The Woman’s Club of Missouri City is one of the oldest social organizations in Missouri City and its members continue to serve their community through a legacy of Friendship, Loyalty and Service.

New board members are Judy Bartay, president; Milly Smith, vice president; Judy Pasadyn, recording secretary; Inge-Lise Braswell, corresponding secretary; Jane Owen, treasurer; Lisa Glenn, historian and Mary Crochet, parliamentarian.

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LIFE CHAIN. Millions of Americans will be reminded of the prowoman, pro-life perspective when they take to the streets on Sunday, Oct. 3. Standing along busy street corners, pro-life advocates will enjoy the thumbs up they receive from the majority of Americans who are pro-life and endure honking horns and obscene gestures from some who are not. Life Chains in Fort Bend County are being organized by Christian Voices for Life. They will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. along Hwy. 6 in Sugar Land, from Town Center Blvd. to Murphy Road, and along Hwy 90A near 359 in Richmond and starting from the railroad underpass in Rosenberg, says Marie McCoy, Christian Voices for Life Sugar Land Executive Director.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) takes place October 3-9 and is an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental illnesses are medical illnesses. One in four adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year. One in 17 lives with serious, chronic disorders. “Many people in our community are directly affected by mental illness,” says Bev Davis, President, NAMI Fort Bend, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “The good news is that treatment does work and recovery is possible. The bad news is that in many communities around the country, including ours, support and services are being cut.” On average, people living with serious mental illness live 25 years less than the rest of the population. One reason is that less than one-third of adults and less than one-half of children with a diagnosed illness receive treatment. When mental health care is cut, greater costs often result from lost jobs and careers, broken families, more homelessness, higher insurance costs, more welfare and much more expensive costs for hospital emergency rooms, nursing homes, schools, police and courts, jails and prisons. For additional information on mental illness you are invited to join NAMI Fort Bend on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 for our monthly program meeting. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Ashok Jain, Psychiatrist and director of Psychiatric Solutions, a local provider of mental health services in Fort Bend County. Time & Place: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the first United Methodist Church of Missouri City, Fellowship Hall, located at 3900 Lexington Boulevard, and FM 1092 (Murphy Road). Please enter the Fellowship Hall from the Lexington Blvd. Entrance.

Carpenter named “Super Lawyer” Sugar Land lawyer Brent Carpenter has been named as “Super Lawyer” for eight consecutive years. “The selection process which requires other lawyers who you practice with and against to select you makes it a huge honor to receive in any year, but to have been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer each year since the process began is truly amazing,” Carpenter said. The selection process for Super Lawyers employs a rigorous, multiphase process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-bystate basis. The Super Lawyers selection process involves three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool; evaluation of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area. Carpenter said “I understand that only about 5 percent of attorneys in Texas receive the distinction and I am very thankful to all those who

Carpenter selected me for this honor.” Carpenter’s is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and certified mediator. His Sugar Land firm Carpenter & Carpenter, P.C. specializes in personal injury and business matters. Carpenter is the author of the book My Car Crash Case which is a self help book on how to handle your own car crash case without having to hire an attorney and publishes several blogs including one on his firm’s website www. carpentercarpenter.com in which he discusses legal issues in Texas and Fort Bend County.

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places: *Outdoor seating areas of restaurants 25 feet or more from nonsmoking areas *Private residences except those used as an adult daycare or child care home *Private and semiprivate rooms in nursing homes *Retail tobacco stores and tobacco bars *Certain stage performances when smoking is part of an act Violations will be punishable by a fine of up to $500. Owners, operators and managers of public places and workplaces will be responsible for posting “No Smoking” signs announcing the ban and for removing ashtrays from areas where smoking is restricted.

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NEW LISTING FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND! Adorable 1-story home on cul de sac street. No neighbors behind you! 3 bedrooms & study or formal living. Open floor plan. Detached garage! Priced below market at $210,000.

NEW LISTING Riverstone. Pool, Spa, Waterfall. Built 2003. Trendmaker beauty. Over 4,700 sqft. 5 BR 4.5 baths. 3 car, 2 masters. Rare find on huge oversized cul de sac lot. No neighbors next to you. Upgrades galore. Zoned to Clements. Priced in the $500’s.

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Fun for kids, informative for adults, and admission is free! This outdoor health fair will provide information for the community and also give the community a chance to give back by donating blood. There will be kid-oriented activities, music, food and information about the upcoming election. The fair is sponsored by the Sienna and East Fort Bend Democrats Club, founded in 2009 to keep local citizens engaged in neighborhood issues and the political process. The fair will take place Saturday, Oct. 2, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Kitty Hollow Park, on Highway 6 in Missouri City. Everyone is invited. The Sienna and East Fort Bend Democrats Club is a local organization that provides an ongoing forum where residents can address community concerns, and it seeks to identify and connect with Democratic voters to keep them informed about the political process. The Club unifies around the Democratic Party’s principles and its historic role in promoting social justice, meeting the needs of all people, and acting in the local, state, and national interest. The Club began with a small group of Sienna Plantation residents, and it has grown and expanded as interest has grown among residents across eastern Fort Bend County. The Club is led by Cynthia Bennett and meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Houston Community College, Missouri City Campus, located at 5855 Sienna Springs Way.

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Charlie Howard gets “Courageous Conservative” award The Texas Conservative Coalition in conjunction with State. Rep. Charlie Howard of Sugar Land held a Town Hall Forum at Clements High School auditorium in Sugar Land last week. State Reps. Randy Weber of Pearland, Ken Legler of Pasadena, Bill Callegari of Katy, Wayne Christian of Center and Debbie Riddle of Tomball, were also present to discuss the upcoming 2011 Legislative session. The program compared the results of less government and more freedom with more government and less freedom. All present have endorsed the 2011 Texas Conservative Coalition Pledge, which includes: Balancing the budget without raising taxes; limiting federal intrusion; cutting taxes; improving election integrity, and securing the Texas border. The legislators gave a helpful explanation of some of the issues facing the upcoming legislative session, followed by a question and answer session with the audience of over 200 residents. Issues discussed in depth included eliminating discretionary and wasteful spending that fall outside state responsibilities. The dialogue showed that there was no economic or social crisis when the budget

cuts were made in 2003 to balance the budget that afforded the fiscal strength to position Texas to be the nation’s fiscal powerhouse for almost a decade and to weather the current economic downturn better than other states. The Texas Conservative Coalition illustrated types of programs that may have to be cut in order to balance the budget to cover 2012-13 without raising taxes. The legislators reasserted ways of limiting the role of the federal government by rejecting federal funds as an enticement to create new programs, offering heath care freedom legislation for choices in health care, and supporting balanced budget amendments to the US Constitution. The Texas Constitution requires the state legislators to balance the state budget which continues to prove expedient for our state’s progress. The critical nature of the November 2 elections was made clear by giving the impact of new district lines on the state representatives, state senators, and the congressmen. Texas stands to get three or four additional congressmen with the final results of 2010 census. Final subjects of discussion included controlling immigration, lowering property taxes,

Texas Conservative Coalition President, State Rep. Wayne Christian presents the “Courageous Conservative” award to State Rep. Charlie Howard. and making revisions to the business franchise tax. Few people realize that under the current 10 percent appraisal cap, the tax bill on your home will double every 7 ½ years even if the tax rate remains the same. Several reforms and vi-

able solutions were discussed at the forum. At the end of the forum Howard was awarded the “Courageous Conservative” award for his contributions during the 2008 legislative session.

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Opinion The View from Sugar Land Naming the baseball team By RUSSELL C. JONES A few days before the finalists were made public, this councilman met with the owner of Sugar Land’s new baseball team to review a memorandum to council members naming the dozen or so semi-finalists in the Name Sugar Land’s Team contest. Accompanying him was Chris Hill, the team’s vice-president for marketing. The council’s response to the list predicted the reaction which the public has since displayed over the finalist names announced a few days later. Council members were asked for input, but they had no veto. Each member had a preferred choice, but concern was expressed about the entire list. The Railbenders had been included on the semi-final list as a gesture to the role of the railroad in the city’s history. Not having ever heard the term before, this writer googled the name in an effort to understand its meaning. Disregarding a C&W music group based in Denver and an ale brewed in Pennsylvania, a web site offering to broker heavy duty railroad equipment was finally found. But, does that justify a name for Sugar Land’s team? No, that was not good enough. Besides, not much goodwill exists between residents and the railroad. Long a bane of commuters, most residents find it to be an irritant at best. Just a few days before the meeting, the railroad had declined to allow a pedestrian crossing over an unused spur from the new stadium to a remote parking lot. Somehow a team name honoring the railroad seemed wrong. Then there were the Jesters. Proposed to recognize the long history of the state prison system near the city, the namesake of the

Jones Jester Unit was thought to be a fun name that would put smiles on the faces of the fans. Worried that the team would come to be known as the clowns of baseball, one councilman had expressed a strong objection. Whether it would make the finalist list still had not been decided at the close of the meaning. Other names were discussed. The Imperials had commercial overtones that probably eliminated that name, although some hint has been given that it might not be a dead issue. Canes, ‘Gators, Hogs and several other more popular choices were considered, but were dismissed as potential copyright problems protected by several college teams. Other names, such as the Cubes, could not pass the excitement test. A few days later the finalists were publicly named. The team owner had said that he wanted controversy over the name. He definitely got controversy. The first media response was an internet article by the Houston Press, describing the final names as “all terrifically bad.” The city council and the team have subsequently been flooded with comments, very few of which were complimentary. Although not exactly excit-

ing, the name King Canes does pay homage to the city’s heritage. Without the sugar plant, there would have been no city. Without actually mentioning the company, reference to the “king” recognizes Imperial as an integral part of Sugar Land’s history. Sorry, but the Lizard Kings just do not cut it. No one cares about the state reptile, even if they know one exists. Besides, the horned lizard lives in arid west Texas, nowhere near Sugar Land. The Doors celebrated the Lizard King in a song more suitable for lounging through an illegal substance induced dream than for cheering by a family friendly crowd at the ball park. Mr. Hill says the name was the most popular among the younger participants in the team’s focus groups. Finally the Skeeters call attention to the most annoying aspect of the city, especially on hot summer nights in an open air stadium. Some parents are concerned that the name may have a pejorative meaning among younger generations. On the other hand, the name creates a knowing smile on anyone who has lived here for a while. The public voting in the Name Sugar Land’s Team contest has ended. Whatever name wins, residents will back the team as the city begins a new era of its history. It is an exciting time in Sugar Land, and baseball will have a big part in its impact on the Houston area. Go Skeeters! 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.

Musings: Life well lived By JANICE SCANLAN I’m hoping as I write this, they weren’t teasing us about cooler weather coming. Going to the Sugar Land Garden Club Yard Art and Plant Sale on Saturday really got me in the mood to garden. Their plants, seeds, crafts and jellies were nicely done with plenty of variety and good organization to handle the crowd. While the humidity was still stout this past weekend, I did feel hints of dryer northern air on Sunday. I hope it was more than Dallas whooshing through Houston! Despite the humidity, I decorated for fall. I guess it’s the farm girl in me. Harvest time . . . I love the colors and fun of the season. The county fair, the fantasy of Halloween, Thanksgiving . So Scarecrow and Witch Broom Gilda came out of the storage closet. Now it’s time to find pumpkins. While I was enjoying decorating and puttering in the garden, I thought about the celebration of life I attended for Jot Hodges. And thinking to myself, I wondered if I would have taken time if I had had the opportunity to know him better? An interesting life full of complexity—a poet , hunter, family man and entrepreneur. Many poignant, funny stories attesting a life well

Scanlan lived. Jot and the building committee left behind all the beautiful stained glass windows throughout First United Missouri City. Jot’s contribution was the ability to ask the questions that opened the artist and allowed the committee to make better decisions. My friend Linn took me to the Chapel to see the stained glass window of the Resurrection –that was one of the stories. What beauty to leave all throughout the church. I have to admit I get a lot more out of celebrations of life than funerals. I also have to admit this is the third time this year, I have wondered if I would have taken time. That happened at Loren Simcoe’s and Bob Cockerill’s celebrations . . .those celebrations among the beautiful stained glass of Christ United Methodist Sugar Land. Those

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Methodists seem to know their stained glass and music. Sim (Loren) had the ability to serve people often at our worst, buying shoes. He could keep his good disposition and be the one to serve “that family” of five or more kids buying school shoes together. And I hadn’t thought of Paul Parrott Shoes in years. Bob was a sailor so skilled he was paid to captain and race yachts of the serious variety along Long Island, no less. He was also serious about literacy. Different contributions, but the essence of life and why others love them comes through-- and the different ways to live life well. So maybe like in the movie “Get Low” we need to have some “funeral parties” while people are alive. In that movie the most misunderstood person in his small community became human . . . and even in his ornery ways lovable. But would people take time for that? After all, Felix Bush the character in “Get Low” had to sell raffle tickets to win his farm after he was gone to draw a crowd. Perhaps I just need to practice those questions that open others that reveal why others love them. Wonder if I’ll take the time or get out of myself long enough to listen? Maybe I’d live life better. Write janicescanlan@ earthlink.net.

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Election 2010 Vote for Conservative Republicans By RICK MILLER Dear Fort Bend County Neighbor – Can you hear them?.... The herd is coming! Now is the time to get involved and be part of getting our economy back on track! I’d like to ask a few questions about issues that affect us. LOSS OF JOBS /OFFSHORE DRILLING Are you or a neighbor affected by the loss of a job? Will more jobs be lost in our county as a result of the drilling moratorium? What will the impact be on large Fort Bend employers like Fluor and Schlumberger? Fort Bend families are indeed vulnerable to the farreaching negative effects of this type of irresponsible government action! FINANCE REFORM Do you own a small business or are you an entrepreneur who is concerned about the vaguely written finance reform bill that was passed in July that will make funding for small businesses extremely difficult? HEALTH CARE Are you over 65 and have no alternative for health care

Miller except Medicare and are you fearful about a recess appointment of the chief administrator of Medicare/Medicaid who suggested that rationing health care would be inevitable? If you share these concerns with us in the Fort Bend County Republican Party, we invite you to join us! Please don’t sit in fear waiting for your hard earned money to be taken from you by increased taxes! WE THE PEOPLE… Our Constitution begins with the phrase, “We the people…”

We the people of Fort Bend County need to join in the national effort to take our government back from the hands of corrupt operatives and politicians and return power to the people! With your involvement and help it can be done. Please visit our website www.fbcgop.org to learn more about how you can do something to rein in the size of our federal government and the enormous debt which we are burdening the next generation with. It is imperative that you VOTE in November. We believe in free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. The most important midterm congressional election in history, to restore the checks and balances in our federal government and curb the runaway wasteful spending, will be done with a Republican Congress. Please join me and other Fort Bend County Conservatives in this effort. (Rick Miller is the chairman of the Fort Bend County Republican Party.)

Annual exam for your medicine cabinet By BOMROM H. JONATHAN, PHARM. D., R.PH. From scouring cupboards and closets, to scheduling annual exams and checkups, don’t forget to assess the often overlooked medicine cabinet when conducting your annual list of to-do’s. Contrary to what you’ll find in most homes, a bathroom medicine cabinet and the space next to your kitchen sink are not good places to keep over-the-counter or prescription medications. Showers, baths and even direct sunlight can create heat and humidity that can cause some drugs to deteriorate rapidly. A cool, dark and dry place, such as the top of a linen closet, is a much more suitable place for medications. In addition to where you keep your medications, how long you keep them also plays a vital role. Expired medications and old eye, ear and nose drops past their prime can make you sick. If you go through all the bottles and pills in your medicine cabinet, you will probably find some that have expired. Often, a drug’s expiration date is the point at which it has lost 10 percent of its potency. If you’re on emergency medications such as inhalers and chest pain treatments, this 10 percent is important to keeping you

healthy. While some drugs become ineffective over time, expired drugs also can prove harmful, such as with the antibiotic known as tetracycline, which can actually degrade into harmful by-products. Know your medicines. Always read and compare labels. And consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. If outdated prescriptions and unmarked pill bottles are plaguing your medicine cabinets take a few moments to look over these general guidelines: •Medicines are best kept in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. The bathroom or kitchen is the worst place because the temperature is constantly changing and the humidity can break down or alter tablets. •Check expiration dates periodically, and especially before use. •Follow the directions and read the label on all medicines before taking. Make sure you know how to administer the medication properly. •Finish all prescribed medications completely and don’t share prescribed medicines, regardless of symptoms. What is good for you may hurt others. •Be aware of drug interactions with alcohol.

•Invest in a pill organizer to keep you on track of your medications. •Bring a written list of all the medications you’re on when you see your regular doctor; he or she can then ensure there are no harmful drug interactions if you’ve been seeing several specialists. •Plan ahead and keep common medicines on hand -- the last thing you want to do when sick is go to the store. •Consult with your pharmacist – If you identify outdated medications, never flush them down a toilet rather consult with your pharmacist on how to dispose of them in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. In addition to your prescription medications, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also recommends stocking fresh supplies of adhesive bandages and tape, gauze, tweezers, alcohol wipes, thermometer and measuring spoon in your medicine cabinet. Common pain relievers, antibiotic ointments, antacids and antihistamines are best stored outside of the bathroom medicine cabinet. (Bomrom Jonathon is Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services for TexanPlus® HMO.)

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“When Obama created an austerity commission by executive order, to cut state and federal funding to vital support services, including Medicaid and Medicare, I warned that this is murder against the American people, and put forward the NAWAPA plan to create 3-6 million productive jobs. “Olson basically agrees with Obama, and supports cutting such “wasteful spending” from “big government”, without doing anything to increase our industrial production and scientific progress. Tyler Nelson, Olson’s Campaign Manager said, “Congressman Olson has been a strong opponent of President Obama’s job killing agenda. With the release of the “Pledge to America” Congressman Olson and his Republican colleagues have laid out a plan that will drastically reduce the size of government, stop the over spending, and put more dollars in the hands of families and small businesses so we can help our economy grow and empower innovation in America. “Congressman Olson’s leadership on these vital economic issues will energize conservatives as well as independents to vote for him in

this election.” Olson has also outlined some specific items that will help control spending, limit government, and put more dollars back in the hands of your family and small business. Olson says he will be “Working to repeal the health-care law signed by President Obama this year. “Instituting a spending freeze for most domestic programs, exempting some programs for seniors, such as Social Security, and others that affect veterans and the military. “Keeping tax cuts passed in 2001 and 2003 for all Americans. “Putting in place a hiring freeze on all federal agencies except those charged with keeping Americans safe. (Agencies could hire employees only to replace people who leave.) “A stop on all unspent money authorized as part of last year’s stimulus bill or the 2008 legislation that aided failing Wall Street firms. A tax deduction for small businesses on up to 20 percent of their business income. “ Two others, Steven Susman, Libertarian and Johnny Williams, a write-in candidate, are also in this race.

From Page 1 team and blue team, she adds. “In reality, Republicans aren’t any more serious about impeaching Obama, than the Democrats were about impeaching Cheney and Bush in 2006, because they, like the Democrats in 2006, are generally more interested in using the desperation of the population to score a political victory for themselves, than in saving the country from bankruptcy and disintegration,” Rogers says in a press release. “That’s why my Republican opponent continues to defend Obama, by refusing to join me in creating the conditions wherein Obama would be induced to resign. Olson thinks he will get more votes by watching the Titanic sink, saying, “I did the best I could as the minority party, now don’t you want to vote for change?” “When Obama decided to end manned space flight, I demanded we end Obama’s career in office so we can fully fund Mars colonization. Olson said, let’s put forward a bill to retrain laid off scientists in jobs that don’t even exist yet.


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AUTOMOBILE: Hyundai Tucson By BARBARA FULENWIDER The 2010 Hyundai Tucson is a sleek, good looking crossover vehicle with some European DNA. The Tucson combines sculpted performance oriented styling with everyday utility. The all-new Tucson is the first Hyundai crossover utility vehicle that was designed and engineered in Europe at Hyundai’s Frankfurt-based centers. It features weight saving technology and an efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 23 miles to the gallon in town and 31 on the highway vs. 25 mpg in 2009. It makes 176 horsepower and delivers 168 lb.-ft. torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that provides manual shifting. The test drive Hyundai Tucson was a front-wheel drive vehicle but all-wheel drive (AWD) is available on this crossover. The AWD system automatically activates under any driving condition

when needed distributing the power equally between the front and back wheels. The Tucson comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels. This year Hyundai’s urban cruiser is three inches longer than its predecessor and is 61 pounds lighter. It has a longer wheelbase and overall width than the Honda CRV, Ford Escape and Subaru Forester and 38 percent more body stiffness than the Nissan Rogue. The targets for the Tucson engineering team paid off in performance and fuel economy. The 2010 Tucson’s athletic shape allowed for more agile handling, responsive steering and improved body roll control. There are MacPherson struts up front and a multilink rear suspension system for more wheel control and a smoother ride. All four wheels are controlled by coil springs and fade-resistant gas-charged dampers. The Tucson also got larger yet lighter weight stabi-

lizer bars front and back. For 2010 Tucson drivers got a trip computer and economy indicator as standard equipment. They also get hill start assist control and downhill brake control as standard features. The cockpit comes standard with Hyundai’s signature blue lighting, power windows and door locks, fold-away mirrors and remote keyless entry with alarm and panic button.

Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition and steering wheel audio and cruise controls are also available. The seating surfaces are leather and the front seats are heated. Other standard equipment on the Hyundai Tucson Limited, which retails for $24,345, is electronic stability control with traction control system, ABS brake system with brake assist, tire pressure moni-

can either tilt open or open completely by sliding up and over the rear panel. Other options on the test drive included the huge sunroof, a navigation system with 6.5-inch screen, rearview camera and premium audio system with subwoofer. Extras raised the bottom line by almost $3,000. The Hyundai Tucson is a most comfortable and striking looking crossover vehicle. The seats are comfortable and afford the driver a commanding view of the road. The ride is smooth and quiet and the power is definitely adequate.

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.

FILM REVIEW: Wall Street — Money Never Sleeps Money never sleeps on Wall Street but Larry H. slept in Theatre #11 Edwards Greenway Palace Stadium 24. Anticipation is a dangerous emotion; once again I had been amped to see Gordon Gekko do his magic (or voodoo) on Wall Street. Surely an updated “Wall Street” with the recent global financial collapse as a backdrop would be a surefire hit. Wrong, Stock Market Breath. Gekko (Michael “Kirk’s Boy” Douglas) got out of prison in 2001 after serving 8 years hard and then the movie jumps to 2008 with the introduction of Wall Street Boy Wonder Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf) who is in love with Gekko’s estranged daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan). Winnie hates her father but falls in

love with another “Street” man. This is a slick, stylish movie ably directed by Oliver Stone who also directed the original “Wall Street” in 1987. If one was grading Stone’s ability to direct and create a meaningful movie, then he would win high marks. If one is grading Stone’s ability to make this sequel entertaining, then Stone would get a failing grade. At times, I was so bored that I literally went to sleep only to head-snap myself awake with no cares that I missed a scene or two. At one point, the audience laughed and I didn’t have a clue nor did I mind. The script by Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff seemed historically accurate and insightful and would have been a first class

Free weight loss seminar on Oct. 20 at Methodist Hospital Losing weight through diet and exercise is easy for some people. But for the 9 million Americans classified as morbidly obese, eating right and working out may not be enough. There is help. Safer than gastric bypass, Lap-Band® surgery, a laparoscopic weight loss procedure, may be an effective option for some adults diagnosed as clinically obese. The Lap-Band procedure is appropriate for people with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. Most insurance plans will cover the procedure for paPonce de Leon, M.D. tients who have a BMI of: •35 with medical conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or sleep apnea. •40 or greater. The average body mass index for men and women is between 25 and 30. “The key things about this procedure are that the Lap-Band is adjustable and the procedure is reversible,” says Guillermo Ponce de Leon, M.D., a general surgeon on staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “Because the size of the stomach is smaller after surgery, patients feel full longer. They basically eat very small meals that keep them full.” Dr. Ponce de Leon, along with general surgeons Kulvinder Bajwa, M.D., and Sheilendra Mehta, M.D., are board certified by the American Board of Surgery and are specifically trained to perform the FDA-approved Lap-Band surgery as a safe, long-term solution for weight loss. The procedure is performed through five tiny incisions into the stomach. Using laparoscopic instruments, the physician places a band around the stomach creating a small adjustable pouch where food is stored. This procedure offers a variety of advantages over stomach stapling and gastric bypass surgery. “Patients recover more quickly, it is an outpatient procedure and less expensive than the other alternatives,” Dr. Bajwa says. While complications are minimal, the Lap-Band isn’t a “magic pill” to cure obesity. “It is a tool to help patients lose weight,” says Dr. Mehta. “Patients also need to follow a good diet plan and exercise. The band is successful when patients are motivated to make a lifestyle change.” Patients seeking the procedure should discuss it with their physician and then seek surgery from a physician with advanced laparoscopic skills. A free seminar on weight loss will be held on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in Conference Room A&D in the Main Pavilion. The doctors will present the latest information on Lap-Band surgery and answer your questions. Seating is limited. Call 281-274-7500 to reserve your seat.

documentary, but with this cast of actors and Michael Douglas reprising his Gordon Gekko character, we deserved a bang-up flick with joy and intrigue. We got dull and unexciting. Stone’s graphics and CG effects were astounding and others will copy the cinematography, but I wanted characters that were worthy of my concern and compassion not Stone showing off his skills as a movie-maker. My favorite character was Josh Brolin’s bad guy as he appeared to at least be the most understandable. Carey Mulligan was my choice for Best Actress in 2009 for her portrayal in “An Education” and she performed admirably in her supporting role as Gekko’s daughter. Mulligan’s superb acting skills override her simple, less-than-sexy British looks. On the other hand, Shia has the good

looks but suffers from a lack of star performance. Eric H. was my sidekick at this movie; I don’t think he went to sleep but his comments were something like “...dang.” And he did notice when I made a hissing (mocking) noise during a serious scene between Mulligan and LaBeouf. I was trying to help the audience understand my disdain. Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 71S. Larry H. sugarlaw@larryharrison.com Note: On Sunday Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. Larry H. will be making the introduction of “One Wonderful Sunday” as part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston 100 year celebration of the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. The Kurosawa series is open to the public. Check out the MFAH web site for more details.

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Page 6 • INDEPENDENT • SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 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

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

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 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 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 UTOMI 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.

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

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

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)

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 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) 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)

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)

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

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

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.:

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

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..

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.

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

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


SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 • INDEPENDENT • Page 7 AUCTIONEER. Jim Richard, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 has graduated from the Texas Auction Academy. Richard has been asked to auctioneer at several upcoming local non-profit events. At the suggestion of Commissioner James Patterson, he decided to acquire training. Richard completed 83 hours of intensive auctioneer training and learned the concentrated rapid fire chant of the auctioneer to be used at fundraising events. Left, Richard receives his diploma from Texas Auction Academy President Mike Jones.

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CLEMENTS STARS CUTIES CALENDAR CONTEST. Come to the Clements Stars Cuties Calendar Contest, Oct. 15. Pictured are: (front) Nasim Heydari, Lauren Castiglioni; (top) Michelle Shutter, Morgan Davis, Katherine Saunders. The Clements Star Dance Team is hosting their 6th Annual Clements Cuties Calendar Contest at 7 p.m. on Friday Oct 15, in the CHS Auditorium. The 2010 participants will consist of two lucky young men from each club, or organization determined by the senior class. These 24 contestants will show off their skills in the talent, question, and modeling portions of the program that evening. The audience members will then cast their ballots to decide who will be the twelve “Cuties” featured in the calendar. The package of one admission ticket with one calendar is $15. Calendars alone are $12 each, and individual tickets are $5 each. Purchase your ticket from any CHS Stars Dance Team member beginning Oct. 1, or during lunch the week of the event in the Commons. Tickets will be $8 at the door. All proceeds go toward the Star’s Dance Team competition season expenses. For further information on this event, email Anne Saunders at mamasaund@aol.com, or call her at 281-240-5793.

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.

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International Risotto Festival Houston Design Center Sun., Oct. 17 l 2-6pm l $65

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