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Fight over ground water surfaces with vigor By SESHADRI KUMAR The fight over future water supply for Rosenberg and Richmond from water wells planned just across the Fort Bend County line in Austin and Waller counties continues with multiple parties claiming a stake in the dispute. The crux of the controversy centers on an application for digging 10 wells in Austin and Waller Counties in the Bluebonnet Groundwater Conservation District by Electro Purifications, LLC. Rosenberg and Richmond have signed a letter of intent to buy 20 million gallons of water per day from the wells to be transported by pipeline. The applicants maintain that the proposed drawing of groundwater will not cause significant ground subsidence, but surrounding landowners in Austin, Waller and Fort Bend Counties and other water districts such as the North Fort Bend Water Authority are opposing the project as they believe the water wells would cause significant shift in ground level, resulting in flooding. An administrative hearing by a judge on the application of Electro Purification began in Bellville in Austin County, on Oct. 28. North Fort Bend Water Authority has contested the granting of permit for the water wells. Meanwhile, Fort Bend Subsidence District in August, modified its rules considering the potential impact of groundwater usage from sources outside Fort Bend County. The new rule says: Groundwater withdrawn from any county outside the District does not qualify as an alternative water supply unless the permittee can demonstrate that the groundwater withdrawals will not cause groundwater level declines or subsidence within the (Fort Bend) District. Fort Bend Subsidence District Chariman Marvin Marcell said the district encouraged the

use of alternative water sources, but the rule change ensued extensive investigation and deliberation after an unprecedented situation arose from the proposed project on the border of Fort Bend County. Rosenberg and Richmond shall be required to reduce and maintain their groundwater withdrawals to no more than 70 percent of their total water demand, beginning in January 2016. The cities of Rosenberg and Richmond, which are governed by the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s rules on groundwater usage, found this rule change as a direct threat to their planned purchase of water from an outside source, at a considerably lesser cost than building a surface water treatment plant like other cities in the area have done. At the time of the rule change, Rosenberg Mayor Vincent Morales said, “The Subsidence District’s actions could limit our options for developing a reliable water source for the cities of Rosenberg and Richmond, and Fort Bend County, at the lowest possible cost. “The cost of attaining the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s mandate for groundwater reduction is phenomenal, and it is our duty to investigate all possible alternate water sources in order to select the most effective, long-term sustainable solution for our communities, while being good stewards of our limited natural resources,” Morales said. Rosenberg and Richmond asked for a “re-hearing” on the rule change and the subsidence district, with 15 members, tabled the item in September since the chairman was not present. The item came up for consideration at the subsidence district’s board meeting on Oct. 23. Morales, and the attorney for Richmond and Rosenberg,

once again made a case for a “re-hearing” so that the cities could produce scientific evidence to the effect that the proposed wells would not cause subsidence in Fort Bend. Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison, who supports the less expensive water supply for many smaller cities in the county, urged the board to reconsider its position. Daniel McJunkin, Mayor of Simonton, testified that the small city cannot afford even a fraction of an inch of subsidence and asked the board to stick to its rule. Attorney for the North Fort Bend Water District Christina Miller said Rosenberg and Richmond should make their case while seeking to amend their ground water management plan and show that their alternative supply would not cause subsidence. There is no need for re-hearing, Miller said. After a lengthy hearing, the board went into a closed session to discuss the issue. Afterwards, the board decided not to take any action on the re-hearing request, but asked the cities and other stakeholders to have a joint meeting and work toward reaching a compromise. Marcell said the board did not take any action because there was no new evidence or data to warrant a re-hearing on the rule change. It will be appropriate for the cities of Rosenberg and Richmond to present their data justifying the alternative water source as a part of the amendment to their ground water plan. The board’s regulatory committee would discuss the amended ground water plan of Rosenberg and Richmond. The informal meeting, instead of a legal setting, would also provide an opportunity to see if the verbiage on the definition of alternative water source See WATER, Page 3

Early voting moves on normal pace By SESHADRI KUMAR A total of 4,978 people have voted early in Fort Bend County during the first week of early voting from Oct. 21 to Oct. 27. Of this, Sugar Land voters accounted for 1,408. Apart from the state Constituitonal amendments, Fort Bend County mobility bonds and Sugar Land’s parks bonds are on the ballot. The voter turnout is not abnormal and seems to fit the pattern in the past elections. Unlike the state Constitutional amendments, the county mo-

bility bonds and Sugar Land bonds are obviously drawing voters to the poll. In 2012, in the Sugar Land City Council election 4,928 people out of 50,073 registered voters came to the polls and more than half, 2,805, voted early in first two weeks prior to the election day. In the current election, early voting is likely to be the same and total turn out is likely to be around 10 percent. The highest number of early voting last week was at the Cinco Ranch Library where

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942 people voted, followed by First Colony where 660 voted early. At Sugar Land Branch Library on Eldridge Road 385 voted early, followed by Lost Creek (272) and Sugar Land City Hall (241). At Missouri City City Hall, 356 have voted early. Katy ISD received 1,110 early votes, next only to Sugar Land. Also, Cinco Ranch, Fulshear, Pecan Grove and Harmony School all in Precinct 3 of Fort Bend County received significant early votes, suggesting heightened voter interest in local county mobility projects. In unincorporated areas, in Randalls at New Territory 302 people voted early and at Sienna Branch Library, 195 voted early. In Missouri City, a section of the residents also voted in the city of Houston and Houston Community College System elections. In Meadows Place 190 people voted early, in Rosenberg 286 and in Fulshear 217 voted early.

Methodist Hospital plans emergency center in Missouri City

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is embarking on a major expansion that will add its first development in Missouri City. Five major projects, with a total cost of more than $131 million, are planned for groundbreaking between now and summer 2014 that will expand the hospital’s physical footprint, significantly enhance its ability to serve patients across Fort Bend and surrounding counties and add a number of new jobs. “We are investing in Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital because Fort Bend continues to grow in size and population and our patients are seeking an ever broader range of sophisticated medical and surgical treatments close to home,” Houston Methodist CEO Marc L. Boom, M.D., said in a press statement on Oct. 22. “Since its inception, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has achieved a significant number of medical ‘firsts’ for Fort Bend County, and we want to ensure that our outstanding physicians and staff have the facilities they need to continue that level of quality care.” Emergency Care Center The expansion effort kicks off in November with groundbreaking on a new 9,600-square-foot emergency care center on Highway 6 in Missouri City, between the Sienna Plantation and Riverstone communities. The facility is scheduled to open in summer 2014, and will house 10 treat-

ment rooms and the latest technology in diagnostic imaging equipment. “This is an exciting development because it gives us a physical presence in the heart of the fast-growing Missouri City community,” said Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CEO Chris Siebenaler. “The new emergency care center will give Missouri City residents a first-class medical facility within minutes of their homes.” Patient Tower The hospital is also building a new six-story tower. The new patient tower will be added between the Sweetwater Pavilion and Main Pavilion on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus, and will add 104 beds, bringing the hospital’s total to 339 beds. The tower will add much needed capacity in the form of intensive care beds and medical/surgical beds, with space remaining for future expansion. Groundbreaking will take place in the summer of 2014; the tower should open to patients in the first quarter of 2016. “The new patient tower will provide a number of benefits,” said Siebenaler. “Most importantly, adding more than 100 new beds will enable us to care for more patients here in Fort Bend County.” Siebenaler also stated that parking will continue to be free at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Orthopedics & Sports Medicine The hospital is also building

a new facility on campus for Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physicians. Currently located at Highway 6 and Brooks Street, the practice will move to a new 60,000-square-foot building located on the corner of Highway 59 and Sweetwater Boulevard. The facility will include space for physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, aquatic therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, expanded physician clinic space, an outside training facility for athletes recovering from injury and an employee gym. The Spine Center will also be relocated from the Main Pavilion to a larger space in this new building. Groundbreaking will take place in the second quarter of 2014; completion is expected in the first quarter of 2015. “Orthopedics and sports medicine are among the fastest growing specialties of care in Fort Bend, and this new facility will enable us to bring all our related services together on the Sugar Land campus,” Siebenaler said. Cath Lab/Heart Center “Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been a consistent leader in bringing the most sophisticated and complex cardiac care services to Fort Bend, and our physicians are now regularly performing a number of procedures that simply weren’t possible outside of the medical center just a few years ago,” said Siebenaler. “The expansion and relocaSee METHODIST, Page 4

MODEL RAILROAD LAYOUTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Fort Bend Model Railroad Club (N) & Rosenberg Railroad Museum (HO) will open the Model Railroad Layouts first two weekends in Nov. 2nd, 3rd and 9th,10th (Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 1:00-5:00) at Rosenberg Railroad Museum @1921 Avenue F in Rosenberg. The N scale layout depicts Fort Bend County as it appeared in the transition era with period steam and diesel locomotives pulling trains through recreations of Stafford, Sugar Land, Richmond and Rosenberg on a 14’x26’ layout. A dramatic reproduction of the Imperial Sugar refinery highlights the Sugar Land modules. On display will also be an 18' X 19' HO layout that is a generic representation of the Mountain West with a large passenger depot on one end. The family of the late Lee Frisbie donated this layout to the museum. For directions and hours of operation go to www.rosenbergrrmusuem.org or call 281-633-2846.


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Free flu shots to benefit Santa’s Exchange “SAY NO” to Higher Sugar Land Taxes; Vote NO on November 5 to a PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. There are 3 bond issues for $50 MILLION in new bonds that will be presented to City of Sugar Land voters in the November 5th election. The projected tax rate increases combined with increases in appraisal values could result in an increase of the average tax burden on Sugar Land residents by 44.8% at the end of 5 years. The City of Sugar Land is asking voters to approve a significant INCREASE to their PROPERTY TAXES to fund the following projects:  Community Park in Telfair subdivision ($18.5 million) Our tax dollars at work... Full  Brazos River Park & Festival Site, U of H Campus color 4’x10’ expensive signs put ($21.3 million) up by city in parks.  10 miles of Hike & Bike Trails in part of Sugar Land Want to use property taxes ($10.2 million) (Over One Million Dollars PER MILE for a bike trail!) on everyone to pay for park facilities used by relatively few. To pay for the projects . . .  Sugar Land is proposing to increase the annual city tax rate What happened to self by one (1) cent per $100 property valuation each year over a 5 funding projects that pay for year period. The cumulative effect would be a fifteen (15) cent themselves? increase over 5 years. The result would be a tax rate Increase of 16.2% above the 2013 rate. IN ADDITION . . . The average Sugar Land home value increased by 4.5% per year over the last 10 years based on appraisal calculations. The proposed tax rate increases combined with increases in appraisals could result in an average annual increase of 44.8% in homeowner’s taxes after 5 years.

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2012 Flu Shot Clinic & Community Toy Drive With fall around the corner and the holiday season not far behind, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is once again offering Fort Bend residents the opportunity to “give a gift and beat the flu.” Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Fort Bend Exchange Club, Rotary Club of Sugar Land, Rotary Club of Fort Bend and Toys for Tots Fort Bend, is offering free flu shots on Saturday, November 2 to community members who participate in Santa’s Gift Exchange. Fort Bend and surrounding area residents can bring a new, unwrapped toy or clothing item to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon in exchange for a free flu shot. The toys and clothing will benefit local children in the Fort Bend area. “We are proud to partner with the local exchange clubs and Toys for Tots once again

to provide this community offering,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “This is a great way for the community to stay healthy while also putting smiles on children’s faces during the holiday season.” In 2012, Santa’s Gift Exchange provided toys and clothing to more than 4,000 economically disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County. “Everyone’s help is needed to meet the challenge of providing toys for our children who will not have toys this year without our help,” said Farha Ahmed, co-chairman of Santa’s Gift Exchange 2013. “We are looking forward to partnering with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for a sixth year. This is a great collaboration; get a flu shot and in return you are able to give back to the children in this community,” says Robert Kern, Exchange Club of Sugar Land President. “Our community is well

known for its philanthropic values so we encourage you to participate by dropping off toys or clothing even if you have already had your flu shot,” Siebenaler said. If you would like to participate in this community event, please bring an unwrapped, new toy or clothing item to the main lobby of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital between the times of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. The flu vaccine is formulated to provide protection against three different flu viruses – H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will be distributing a limited supply of the influenza vaccine to persons age 18 and over with no history of egg and/or latex allergy. If you are pregnant, please visit your OB/GYN or primary care physician to have your vaccine administered. For more information please call 281-275-0751.

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OPINION

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Sugar Land parks bond election: Independent opinion poll Storm over a cup of coffee or in a tea cup? Visit fbindependent.com and participate in the survey. Following is the snapshot of the survey on Oct. 29 at press time. This is not a scientific poll, but indicates the trend. Also, one IP address will be allowed to vote only once. Do you approve of Prop. 1 (community Park in Telfair $18 million), Prop. 2 Brazos River Park and Festival Site ($21 million) and Prop 3 Hike & Bike Trail ($10 million) 11% 9 Votes Support Prop 1 12% 10 Votes Support Prop 2 33% 27 Votes Support all Propositions 43% 35 Votes Oppose all Total Votes : 81

Water From Page 1 could be adjusted, Marcell said. Marcell said his desire was to see the discussion continued to the extent possible, instead of precipitating a litigation. On the subsidence district’s decision regarding “re-hearing,” Mayor Morales said: “We are encouraged by the Subsidence District’s willingness to work with us to develop a definition of alternate water supply that will allow us to pursue groundwater transport. “We look forward to presenting additional technical data regarding the proposed well field and its effects on subsidence, and to finding an amenable solution so that we can continue to investigate alternate water sources for our communities and all of Fort Bend County. “Although the District did not grant our request for a rehearing at the October 23 meeting, they did acknowledge the unique situation that Richmond and Rosenberg are currently in, and agree to work with us to find an amenable solution, which we greatly appreciate.”

The $50 million Sugar Land parks bond election is brewing a storm over a cup of coffee as proponents point out how for the price of a cup of coffee (at $2.29) one can get a 65-acre community park , a festival site and 10 miles of hike and bike trail. Opponents of the bond propositions are quick to point out that the average cost for the tax payer is at least 2.5 cups of coffee and question the wisdom of pouring nearly 478 cups of coffee over 5 years for the bonds and as much as 10,917 cups over 20 years. Of course if one avoids drinking so much coffee, the quality of life is bound to increase, even without the new parks and hike and bike trails. Leaving aside the cup of coffee for a moment, if you take half a glass of water , bond supporters would say the cup is half-full and opponents would say it is half empty. Neither is wrong. Depending on the turn out of their supporters, the storm over a cup of coffee may become a proverbial tempest in the tea cup . Or that is what the proponents of the bonds would like to happen. A simple yes or no vote is not possible in the current scenario. It is mostly a question of perception. Some would think it is a small price to pay for a big benefit. Others, philosophically opposed to any tax increase, however small, cannot stomach the propositions. While unveiling the idea of the bond election at the State of the City breakfast on Jan. 18 this year, Sugar Land city officials said, “These are quality of life projects that the residents ‘want,’ but are not the ‘needs’ of the community like streets, drainage or municipal facilities.” True, those who want it may not mind the debt or a few bucks in higher taxes, while those who believe in meeting the needs first, would be averse to spending the money that one does not have to meet the wants. They may not mind borrowing for the needs. So, the bottom line is that the clash of ideas between the “wants” and the “needs” will

Inside Track By Seshadri Kumar decide the outcome. Sugar Land is fortunate to be in such an enviable position, where there is room for debate between wants and needs, whereas in most other places, people are hard pressed to meet their needs, while they could only dream of what they want. Another factor that would impact the Sugar Land bond election is the Fort Bend County mobility bond election for $185 million. Sugar Land voters will have to vote on two debts, and consequently the undecided voter may be inclined to vote no. That conjecture may not become true because, the county bond election does not involve any tax increase. Also, they road projects are in the needed category and not in the wanted list. Sugar Land voters, who are keen observers of city finances could consider the $85 million performing arts center and the $25 million Constellation Field, also in the debt matrix and may think twice before voting yes for the parks bonds. Meanwhile, the city has been aggressively “educating” the public on the bond election, so much so there is a surfeit of the green “Proud” parks logo in every corner, not to speak of the newsletters, mailers and fliers. At least two groups have come out in the open to oppose the parks bond election. Diana Miller, who has been active in opposing new apartments in Sugar Land, has taken exception to the city’s promotion of the bond election and has filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission, alleging that the city has violated the election code. Others have also raised objections to the big signs set up strategically by the city near all parks and hike and

bike trails. Also, Teresea Raia, who is opposing the parks bond under the banner Fort Bend GOP Conservatives has submitted an open records request, seeking information on the money spent by the city in promoting the bond election. A bond election is a political election and the city is required to stay neutral. The city cannot overtly or covertly ask people to vote yes. The City of Sugar Land seems to have followed the letter of the law, but whether they observed the spirit of the law is in question. Diana Miller cites the regulations which say that the city should not even indirectly influence the voters to vote in favor of the bonds. This is for the Texas Ethics Commission to decide. Even if the city is found to be at fault, the commission could impose a fine. The complaint may bring renewed focus on the bond issue and may not have much impact on how people vote on it. A city spokesman sent the following statement in response: The City has not been notified by the Texas Ethics Commission of any complaint filed with them relating to the November 2013 bond election. The materials developed by the City of Sugar Land were designed to inform and educate potential voters of the choices they are being asked to make regarding the funding of three projects totaling $50 million. To learn more about the election, residents are encouraged to visit http://www. sugarlandtx.gov/bondelection. Another aspect of this bond election is that a number of special interest groups are promoting this bond. The initial citizens committee included the same interests like those who want 12 tennis courts in Telfair, supporters of cricket, La Crosse, festival site, regatta race, and of course, hike and bike trail. Will these interested parties be able to bring enough supporters to ensure the passage of all the three propositions or a least one or two of the three propositions? We will know on Nov. 5.

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Letter: Vote for water, mobility and parks To the Editor: As President\CEO of the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council my job, in its most simple terms, is to help develop Fort Bend County into a world class place to live and work. Part of this mission is to ensure infrastructure is developed sufficient to sustain growth. In the current election before voters there are three very important ballot issues that impact every voter in Fort Bend County, directly or indirectly: Constitutional Amendment Proposition 6 concerning water, Fort Bend Mobility Bonds and Sugar Land Parks Bonds. Mark Twain once said “whisky’s for drinking but water is for fighting.” Water may be the most important resource to our community and Texas’s long term growth prospects. Proposition 6 allows transfer of funds from the State’s rainy day fund to the State Water Board who will use those funds to provide low cost loans to communities to help develop more state water resources. This is critical to the State and our community’s long term economic health. We cannot continue to be the economic engine for the country if water resources are scarce and therefore increasingly expensive.

Any balanced measure that helps increase production and supply of water in Texas is beneficial to keeping the cost of this vital resource affordable for communities, businesses and residents. Please vote for Proposition 6. We enjoy tremendous transportation infrastructure in Fort Bend County. In fact, over the last decade we have seen significant mobility enhancements including the expansion of US 59, US 90A, State Highway 6, the West Park and Fort Bend Parkway and Grand Parkway. All of these improvements have and will allow us to interconnect with other locations in Fort Bend and Greater Houston on a comparative basis like no other county in the region. With mobility and proximity to Greater Houston, our area remains in high demand and has been successful in recruiting new commercial and residential developments to our area. Last month alone, we were recognized by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as number 1 in the nation for employment growth rate and by Forbes Magazine as the 5th fastest growing county in the nation. This success however depends on constant planning and development of our road network and while the large thoroughfares are generally

planned regionally , the county and cities are responsible for connecting roads between communities and to these thoroughfares. Mobility bonds are the primary financial mechanism available to increase road capacity and provide increased connectivity. Mobility bonds were voted in 2000, 2007 and are being requested again in 2013. As long as growth continues we will need to continually invest in our county road network or face gridlock and decline. There will be no county tax rate increase if the county bond proposition is approved. Please vote for Fort Bend Mobility Bonds. Sugar Land Parks, at its core, is a quality of life issue for the community. The basic matter at hand is do you want to see a significant and substantial development of park land and recreation space in the near term and, are you willing to pay a small tax rate increase to get them? The tax increase is relatively modest at 1 cent a year for a maximum of five years (five cents). On the average Sugar Land residence, this amounts to roughly $2.00 a month per year, less for seniors. We believe the parks propositions are important to the growth and success of Sugar

Land and Fort Bend. Additional green space and recreation space works to bring communities together and provide venues for organized sports and community events. The development of hike and bike trails allows better use of existing trails in our communities and allows seamless and safe crossing under US 59 and State Highway 6. Finally, as an economic development organization, we believe the development of additional parks and amenities only makes our community a stronger attraction in the region which will help us compete for new employers and residents. Please vote for all three Sugar Land Parks Propositions. Let’s keep our community healthy and growing and maintain our economic advantage. This community has been a national leader for two decades or longer because we get things done other communities will not or cannot do. Let’s keep moving forward, please vote for Constitutional Amendment Proposition 6, Fort Bend County Mobility and Sugar Land Parks propositions. Early voting is underway and Election Day is November 5. Jeff Wiley President/CEO Greater Fort Bend EDC

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FOUNDATION REPAIR

Methodist From Page 1 tion of our Heart Center and Cath Labs will make it possible for us to provide an even higher level of cardiac care in the years to come.” The hospital is building a new Cath Lab/Heart Center that will relocate closer to the emergency room to ensure the utmost speed in caring for patients suffering from heart attacks. The 20,000-square-foot Cath Lab/Heart Center will include four state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization suites, including two electrophysiology labs. The Heart Center will also offer nuclear, echocardiogram and stress testing on an outpatient basis. Groundbreaking is scheduled for summer 2014 with the facility’s opening planned for the fourth quarter of 2015. “We exceed national standards of care for heart attack patients already, and this expansion will enable us to treat patients even more quickly because the Cath Lab/Heart Center will be physically adjacent to the emergency room,” said Siebenaler. The Heart Center will also have its own entrance as well as upfront parking. The hospital is currently renovating and updating its Birthing Center, and will add additional capacity in the Sweetwater Pavilion when the Cath Lab moves into its new facility. “We are thrilled to move forward with all of these plans and begin shaping the next generation of patient care facilities in Fort Bend,” said Siebenaler. “But one thing will not change, and that is our commitment to providing excellent, compassionate and personal care to our patients and families. That will always remain the foundation of our efforts at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, even as we continue to expand.”

The Sugar Land Parks Propositions will give the City of Sugar Land Àrst class amenities for a very small investment in our future. The success of Sugar Land has been achieved by forward thinking citizens who understand the necessary steps to keep our community in high demand. In return, the city has a strong economy, new commercial and retail investment and one of the lowest tax rates in the state for a city of its size. The development of parks and recreational facilities will give Sugar Land: A new highly accessible 65 acre park centrally located at US Highway 90A and Highway 6

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INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 for the following until THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. (CST). All bids will then be publicly opened and read in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469. Bids received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Solicitation and any and all addendums will be posted on Purchasing Agent’s website located at www.fortbendcountytx.gov. BID 14-019 – HVAC RENOVATION IN DATA CENTER OF JANE LONG ANNEX. A pre-bid conference will be conducted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM (CST). The pre-bid conference will be held in Fort Bend County Purchasing Department located in the Travis Annex at 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX. A site visit will commence immediately following the pre-bid. All bidders are encouraged to attend. This is the only date and time vendors will be permitted to complete a site visit. Lump sum pricing is required; payment will be by check. Bonds are required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS REHABILITATION MERRICK ELEVATED WATER STORAGE TANK The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project: CIP PROJECT NAME: CIP PROJECT NUMBER: LOCATION OF WORK:

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Adolphus Elementary School (Lamar CISD), Winston Ranch Parkway at West Bellfort to lengthen the school zone, Precinct 4. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

Breakfast with Santa in Storybook Land Join the Fort Bend Theatre, along with Pappasito’s Cantina on Saturday, December 7th, from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. for this one of a kind fundraiser! Patrons attending will not only be treated to a buffet from Pappasito’s menu, they will have the opportunity to receive a picture taken with Santa or one of their favorite Fairy Tale characters, including Cinderella, Prince Charming, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, or Peter Pan. Rounding out the event, will also be Christmas carols led by the storybook characters. Tickets for this fundraiser are $25 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased through the Fort Bend Theatre website, www.fortbendtheatre.com or at the box office on 2815 N. Main Street. For more information call 281208-3333.

Sealed bids in triplicate, one (1) original and two (2) copies, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Cane Room, City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Questions regarding the bid must be received by Thursday, November 7, 2013 on or before 5:00 P.M. Please contact Paul C. Wallick at ID Engineering Group (713) 462-3178. City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that complies with all requirements of the Request for Bids. Notice of the contract award will be within sixty (60) calendar days after the bid opening. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC City Secretary

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a solicitation for: Publication of Legal Notices and Advertising RFP # 056-14 The City of Missouri City is requesting proposals for legal advertising. No pre-proposal meeting is scheduled. All questions shall be submitted by email to aguerrero@missouricitytx.gov, Alfonso Guerrero Jr., Purchasing Manager. Solicitation packages are available for download through Demandstar at www. demandstar.com and through Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com. Responses must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery package with the solicitation name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Responses must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Responses are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Leo P. Cullen, Deceased, were issued on October 28,2013 in Cause No.13-CPR-026010 pending in the County Court at Law Number Three (3)of Fort Bend County, Texas to Timothy Cullen. All persons having claims against this Estate which currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: James J. Netor Hrbacek & Associates, P.C. 130 Industrial Blvd., Suite 110 Sugar Land,Texas 77 478 DATED this the 28th day of October, 2013. Hrbacek & Associates, P.C. By James J. Nestor State Bar No.: 24056034 jnestor@hrbacek.com Katherine M. Marinacci State Bar No. 24076998 kate@hrbacek.com 130 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 110 Sugar Land, Texas 77478 Telephone: (281) 240-2424 Facsimile: (281) 240-7089 Attorneys for Timothy Cullen


Page 6 • INDEPENDENT • OCTOBER 30, 2013 NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 240TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 3RD day of OCTOBER, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS JERRY RODRIGUEZ, IN CAUSE #13-DCV-203855 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 5TH DAY NOVEMBER, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 7600000001439011 A TRACT 0R PARCEL OF LAND OUT OF LOT 14 OF ROSENBERG FARMS, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 4, PAGE 25 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED FROM GILBERT RODRIGUEZ AND WIFE REBECCA RODRIGUEZ TO JERRY RODRIGUEZ DATED JUNE 4, 2010 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 2011009901 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING THE SAME PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON THE PLAINTIFF’S TAX ROLLS AS ACCOUNT NO. 7860-00-000-0143-901. Levied on the 8TH day of OCTOBER, 2013 as the property of JERRY RODRIGUEZ to satisfy a judgment amounting to $4,800.00 representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of CITY OF ROSENBERG, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, LAMAR CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 9TH day of OCTOBER , 2013. A.J. DORR, Constable Precinct One Fort Bend County, Texas By Deputy Billy Guerrero,III NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 400TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 3RD day of OCTOBER, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT #19 VS FRANCISCO BANDA AKA FRANSISCO BANDA, ET AL, IN CAUSE #11-DCV189273 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 5TH DAY NOVEMBER, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 7620010030210901 LOT 21 OF BLOCK THREE (3), RIVERWOOD VILLAGE, SECTION ONE (1) A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 23, PAGE 24 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8TH day of OCTOBER, 2013 as the property of FRANCISCO BANDA AKA FRANSISCO BANDA, VERALICIA BANDA, WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL TEXAS, INCORPORATED to satisfy a judgment amounting to $8,633.71 representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND COUNTY MUD#19, FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL ROAD AND FLOOD CONTROL, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 9TH day of OCTOBER , 2013. A.J. DORR, Constable Precinct One Fort Bend County, Texas By Deputy Billy Guerrero,III

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COUNTY OF FORT BEND § By virtue of an Order of Sale dated SEPT 10, 2013 delivered pursuant to a Judgment issued out of the 434TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, said judgment rendered in favor of ROBERTO PULSIANO ROMERO. plaintiff, and against SOPHIA NGHI HUYNH, defendant, in Cause No. 12-DCV-197379 for the sum of Six-Thousand -Nine-HundredSeventy-Nine Dollars AND 71/100’s ($6979.71), plus fees for posting notices, publishing, and all costs of executing sale. I did on the 11 day of Sept 2013, at 9:00 Am, levy upon the following described tract of land in Fort Bend County, Texas, as the property of Sophia Nghi Huynh, defendant(s), to-wit: LOT 3, IN BLOCK 1, POINT ROYALE SEC 1 IN FORT BEND COUNTY, 27 HARBOR VIEW DR. SUGAR LAND , TEXAS 77479 and on NOV 5, 2013, being the first Tuesday of said month, between the hours of 10:00 o’clock a.m. and 4:00 o’clock p.m., at 1418 Eugene Heimann circle, Richmond,Tx in the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage. I will offer for sale and sell at public auction for cash, all the right, title and interest of Jose E. Arevalo., defendant, in and to said property. LOCATION: FORT-BEND COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER PARKING GARAGE 1418 EUGENE HEIMANN CIRCLE RICHMOND, TEXAS 77469 DATE: NOVEMBER 5, 2013 TIME: APPROX 10:00 AM BY: SERGEANT M. KUTACH TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 400TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 6th day of September, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of Needville Independent School District VS SANDRA SCHROEDER, ET AL, IN CAUSE #12 DCV-202386 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 5TH DAY NOVEMBER, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 0610000000013906 BEING 23.709 ACRES OUT OF A 96.299 ACRE TRACT OF LAND RECORDED IN COUNTY CLERK FILE 9739307 AND ALSO BEING IN SECTION 86 OF THE H & TC RAILROAD COMPANY CERTIFICATE #283 IN THE H.L. BOLTON SURVEY, ABSTRACT 610 AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT B OF THE JUDGMENT IN CAUSE NUMBER 02-CV-124005 FILED IN FORT BEND COUNTY DISTRICT COURT. Levied on the 8TH day of OCTOBER, 2013 as the property of SANDRA SCHROEDER, DALE SCHROEDER to satisfy a judgment amounting to $7,207.36 representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of NEEDVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL ROAD AND FLOOD CONTROL. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 9TH day of OCTOBER , 2013. A.J. DORR, Constable Precinct One Fort Bend County, Texas By Deputy Billy Guerrero,III

THE STATE OF TEXAS CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO: ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BYRON N AROCHA, DECEASED. 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 November 25, 2013 a default judgment may be taken against you. Said answer may be filed by mailing same to: District Clerk’s Office, 301 Jackson, Richmond, Texas 77469, or by bringing it to the office. Our street address is 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond TX 77469. We are located on the first floor of the Justice Center building. The case is presently pending before the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County sitting in Richmond, Texas, and was filed on NOVEMBER 29, 2012. It bears cause number 12-DCV-202564 and is styled: Citimortgage, Inc. vs Byron N. Arocha and the Heirs at Law of Byron N. Arocha, Deceased The name and address of the attorney for PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is: CLINT WADE CHASE SHAPIRO SCHWARTZ LLP 5450 NW CENTRAL DRIVE SUITE 307 HOUSTON TX 77092 713-933-1535 The nature of the demands of said PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is as follows to-wit: 2518 CREEKWAY CIRCLE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459 AND LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: LOT FORTY SEVEN (47), IN BLOCK EIGHT (8) OF MEADOW CREEK, SECTIONS ONE (1) AND FOUR (4), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF OF RECORD IN VOLUME 12, PAGE 12 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 8th day of October, 2013. DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS Deputy District Clerk Layla Helton Telephone: (281) 633-7635

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and I or Order of Sale issued on the 4th day of September, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause# 08-DCV-164277 in favor of the Plaintiff- Kingsbridge Community Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $11,152.11 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and I or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 2nd day of October, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s)Kolawole 0. Sonaike and Omolola Sonaike had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 5th day of November, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 6, IN BLOCK 2, OF KINGSBRIDGE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO(S) 2210/A & 2210/B, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ( THE “PROPERTY” )ALSO KNOWN AS 14510 HEAGANS COURT, SUGAR LAND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TX 77478. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $212,700.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M.

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and I or Order of Sale issued on the 4th day of September, 2013 by the 240th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause# 09-DCV-172809 in favor of the Plaintiff- Kingsbridge Community Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $9,033. 31 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and I or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 2nd day of October, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s)- Edwin Tita had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 5th day of November, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 1, OF KINGSBRIDGE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO(S) 2210/A & 2210/B, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (THE “PROPERTY” ) ALSO KNOWN AS 14506 HOLLIES DRIVE, SUGAR LAND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TX 77478.

Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331 NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and I or Order of Sale issued on the 10th day of September, 2013 by the 400th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause #09DCV-173042 in favor of the PlaintiffHermilo Montes DBA HMJ Marble Granite and Tile and Joel Olivares DBA Whitney’s Custom Furniture Corp. Plaintiff, for the sum of $36,556.88 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and I or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 24th day of September, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s)Rochelle Hall, Individually and DBA Texas Classic Homes. Darren Hall, Individually and DBA Texas Classic Homes. Texas Classic Builders, LP and Louise Howard had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 5th day of November, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BLOCK 1, LOT 22, ACRES 0.811 OF FT. BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, 2720 WEST TRAIL CT., RICHMOND, TEXAS 77406. WEST CREEK SUBDIVISION, DEED PAGE 2009046048, MAP PAGE Z-065, CROSS REFERENCE 9303-01-0010220-901. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $561,060.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $221,870.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 3RD day of October 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. THOMAS MAURICO, ET AL in Cause # 07-DCV-160155 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 5th day of November, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1:GEO: 3000000013300907/ GEO: 3000000013303907 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND OUT OF LOT 33 IN BLOCK 1 OF FENN SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 341, PAGE 442 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 9730803 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF REAL PROPERTY OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. 3000000013300907/300000001330 3907 Levied on the 4th day of October, 2013 as the property of THOMAS MAURICO, SUSAN MAURICIO, JOHN MAURICIO, ALICE MAURICIO to satisfy a judgment amounting to$2,695.89, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 4th day of October, 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 6th day of September, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS ALMARAZ ALEJANDRO SALINAS, AKA ALEJANDRO ALMARAZ SALINAS, ET AL, IN CAUSE #12 DCV-201937 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 5TH DAY NOVEMBER, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 8865000090060901 LOTS 6 AND 7 IN BLOCK 9 OF HILLYERS REPLAT OF TINKER’S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF ROSENBERG, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 44, PAGE 113 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8TH day of OCTOBER, 2013 as the property of ALMARAZ ALEJANDRO SALINAS AKA ALEJANDRO ALMARAZ AMALIA SALINAS to satisfy a judgment amounting to $9,142.02 representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of CITY OF ROSENBERG, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, LAMAR CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 9TH day of OCTOBER , 2013. A.J. DORR, Constable Precinct One Fort Bend County, Texas By Deputy Billy Guerrero,III

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and I or Order of Sale issued on the 20th day of September, 2013 by the 400th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause# 09-DCV-170348 in favor of the Plaintiff- Park at Mission Glen Homeowner’s Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $9,033. 31 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and I or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 1st day of October, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s)- Theotis Owens and Marilvn Yvonne Owens had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 5th day of November, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 29, BLOCK 01, OF PARK AT MISSION GLEN, SECTION TWO (2), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO. 2286B AND 2287A OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $120,360.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M.

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and I or Order of Sale issued on the 25th day of September, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause# 12-DCV-199912 in favor of the Plaintiff- Avalon at Seven Meadows Community Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $9,033. 31 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and I or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 1st day of October, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s)- Dale A. Lanham and Treasea Lanhamhad of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 5th day of November, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours often o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 15, IN BLOCK 4, OF AVALON AT SEVEN MEADOWS, SECTION 5, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT NO. 20050097, OF THE MAP/ PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $$578,020.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M.

Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 400TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 3RD day of October 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. MICHAEL FERGUSON, AKA MICHAEL RAY FERGUSON, ET AL in Cause # # 11DCV-188784 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 5th day of November, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 0158000000401907 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 3.348 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LOCATED IN THE D. A. CONNER SURVEY, ABSTRACT 158 IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A PARTITION DEED FROM NATHANIEL WHITEHEAD TO HELEN WHITEHEAD FERGUSON DATED FEBRUARY 21, 1994 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 9413604 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING THE SAME PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON THE PLAINTIFF’S TAX ROLLS AS ACCOUNT NO. 0158000000401907. Levied on the 4th day of October, 2013 as the property of : MICHAEL FERGUSON AKA MICHAEL RAY FERGUSON, LEROY FERGUSON, JR. AKA LEROY KURT FERGUSON, JR., SHERMAN DEMPS to satisfy a judgment amounting to$2,009.32, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT #2; FORT BEND COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICT #5; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD ROAD CONTROL. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 7th day of October, 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 3rd day of October, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. RAFAEL ANZALDUA, JR. AKA R. COWBOY ANZALDUA, JR. in Cause# 08-DCV-161604 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 5th day of November, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: R10870 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 0.8332 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, OUT OF OUTLOT 31 OF FRUITLAND ORCHARD SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME X, PAGE 307, OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING LOCATED IN THE GAIL BORDEN LEAGUE, ABSTRACT 12 IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED FROM LILLIE A. FREUDENSPRUNG AKA LILLIE A. JUREK TO RAFAEL ANZALUDA, JR. DATED MAY 10, 2005 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 2005054530 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 4th day of October, 2013 as the property of RAFAEL ANZALDUA, JR., AKA R. COWBOY ANZALDUA, JR. to satisfy a judgment amounting to $9,804.51, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of BRAZOS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY, CITY OF ORCHARD, FORT BEND COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICT #03, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 4th day of October, 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 14th day of AUGUST 2013 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 13-DCV-203796 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL RUN COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,984.86++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on September 18, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of November, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant LINDA R. BURKE had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 41, BLOCK 10, SECTION 1 OF QUAIL RUN, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 14, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 16610 LOST QUAIL DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 18th day of SEPTEMBER 2013 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12-DCV-202254 in favor of the Plaintiff - EverBank, Plaintiff, for the sum of $306,025.07++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on September 19, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of November, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant BEVERLY E. HOLMES had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 64, BLOCK 06, OF FINAL PLAT OF VICKSBURG, VILLAGE OF CUMBERLAND, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 664/B, 645/A, AND 645/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, 3615 CRESSWELL COURT, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M.

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 12th day of SEPTEMBER 2013 by the COUNTY COURT AT LAW # 2 of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 01CCV-020206 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL GLEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,285.74++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on October 4, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of November, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant RACHEL M. JORDAN had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 16, BLOCK 06, QUAIL GLEN SUBDIVISION, SECTION ONE (1), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 21, PAGE 16 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS,COMMONLY KNOWN AS 8419 BIRD MEADOW LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489.

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 26th day of AUGUST 2013 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 07-DCV-155375 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL RUN COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,247.77++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on September 18, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of November, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant RICHVIEW INVESTMENTS CORP. had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 03, BLOCK 02, SECTION ONE (1), OF QUAIL RUN, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 14 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 16827 GREEN QUAIL DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

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


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Community news Local Teen Autism Advocates provide sibling support The saying “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something, no matter the age,” rings true for the Hope for Three Teen Council, whose eagerness to BE the difference brought about the creation of a Sibling Support Group for families living with autism. The Teen Autism Advocates recently gathered with several families at the Sugar Land Family Church to introduce the sibling support program. “So often as we find resources for children with autism, we find there is a sibling who could use a little outlet,” says Mary Ann Hibbeler, Hope for Three, Family Resource Coordinator. “Our teen council helps to provide a little cushion for parents who many times, due to the extraordinary demands

of raising a child with autism, are trying to find enough hours in the day to give to siblings.” Along with the Sibling Support Program, Hope for Three has partnered with the Sugar Land Family Church (SLFC) to host a Parent’s Night Out. The night out will give parents an opportunity to have a little adult time, knowing that their children are in good hands. SLFC will provide the facility as well as trained volunteers to assist the teen council during Parent’s Night Out. “Our research shows that one percent of the nation’s churches have programs that can accommodate the special needs,” said Pastor Nate Keller, SLFC. “Partnering with Hope for Three is indeed an honor for our entire congregation to give back to the community in this manner,” Pastor Keller

continued. The Hope for Three Teen Council is comprised of area teens who were educated about autism through Hope for Three’s It’s Cool to Care Program and teens who have a family member or extended family member with autism. They meet once a month to discuss various activities and awareness efforts. The Council is guided by adult Hope for Three volunteers. Both adult and teen volunteers go through ongoing training to better advocate for families as well as provide a strong support for siblings. For autism families interested in joining the Hope for Three Teen Council Sibling Support Program or Parent’s Night Out call 1-800-3170787 or visit www.hopeforthree.org.

Eclipse Soccer raises money for Memorial Hermann Sugar Land

Hope for Three’s Teen Council recently hosted an open house for its Sibling Support Program at the Sugar Land Family Church. Pictured are Teen Council Volunteers Zach Zubel and Faye James who are spending time with siblings Collin and Lakin Montgomery and Grace Buckle. Lakin is one of Collin’s triplet sisters who are on the spectrum. Buckle’s twin sister Anne Marie has autism as well.

Fort Bend Braves win MBA 10U Autumn Showdown

Eclipse Soccer, recently had a shirt sale/drive for Breast Cancer Awareness month. They created pink t-shirts for their club and sold them to their community, families, players, etc. A portion of the amount raised from sales of the Eclipse Pink shirts (the ones the girls are wearing), was donated back to the Memorial Hermann Foundation. Paul Rossetti, Eclipse President said, “With over 3 million women battling breast cancer in the U.S. today, it is our responsibility to join the efforts to raise money for research and awareness.” This initiative was done without the hospital’s prior knowledge, so it could be a surprise. In the back row, we have Dr. Michael Kent (Richmond Bone and Joint), Kim Vinson (Eclipse Soccer club), Steven Ramirez (Memorial Hermann Sugar Land) and Paul Rossetti (Eclipse Soccer Club). Front row, from left to right: Nicholas Sanders, Joshua Sanders, Lauren Vinson, Taylor Vinson, Kara Canetti, Morgan Vinson, and Owen Rossetti.

The players were Hunter Blanchette, Zane Councill, Andrew DeWese, Ryan Dugas. Jordan Hall, Caden Hyatt, Andrew Medina, Cruz Medina, Pedro Medina, Chris Roark, and Evan Wilson. Head Coach Andy DeWese, and coaches Pedro Medina Sr. and Derrick Dugas. During the seeding part of the tournament the Braves won one game and lost one game. They were seeded fifth and on Sunday they played the fourth seed Woodland Warriers and won 17-5. The next win was against the Number one seed Houston Lighting Red 6-4. In the Championship game they played the number 2 seed Team Lefty Co who had beaten them on Saturday. The Braves won the exciting game in extra innings 9-7 for the Championship.

Clements Pro Grad Plans Car Wash

On Saturday Nov. 2, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum will begin training volunteers to serve as docents. “We are looking to increase our volunteer base and continue to grow our education program at the museum” stated Board President Bill Rickert. “We are looking for exuberant people who are excited about the Railroad Museum and who are interested in the history of the railroad in Fort Bend County. If you have ever taken a tour with a docent that was very enthusiastic about the exhibit you were touring then you know how that enthusiasm can be contagious.” For over a decade, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum has served the community not only by preserving the history of railroading in Fort Bend County but taught it as well, and that’s where the volunteers come into play. Training is scheduled for adult docents on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. (box lunch provided from Another Time Soda Fountain). Following training, docent volunteers will have the skills to give tours of our fully refurbished 1879 private rail car, “The Quebec”, which boasts a private dining area and sitting area along with bedrooms and a kitchen for the wealthy and influential traveler of the time. For over 100 years, Tower 17 was the longest operating manned interlocker in the state of Texas. There is a junior docent

On Saturday November 9th from 11 a.m – 3 p.m, come get your car hand washed by seniors from Clements High School. The event will take place in the parking lot at the office of Dr. Dennis Halford located at 4503 Sweetwater Blvd. in Sugar Land. Car wash is $5. All proceeds benefit Clements High School Project Graduation. Pictured are Scott Kimutis, Scott Flolid, Zach Saunders, Sara Fredeboeilling and Quyen Nguyen. East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. Please join for prizes and refreshments during the 19th annual Food Drive benefiting the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any new patient who comes in to Barrett Health Centers during the month of November and brings a bag of food will receive a complimentary consultation, exam, pro-adjuster evaluation, one x-ray, and body detoxification energy session. Call our office to schedule (281) 499-4810. All active patients may bring a bag of food to the doctor’s office and they will receive a free adjustment on Patient Appreciation Day, Thursday, November 21st! Please feel free to come by to drop off any donations, as we are a drop off point for the food bank. Thank you for helping others in need. Together we can make a difference in people’s lives.

Railroad Museum to train volunteers as docents program for helping with educational programs during the summer and the regular school year. That training will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 2 till 4 p.m. Students must be ages 14 to 18 and enthusiastic about working with younger children. All training will take NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 3RD day of OCTOBER, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS OLA MAE LANE AKA OLA BRANDLEY LANE, IN CAUSE #11-DCV-192482 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 5TH DAY NOVEMBER, 2013, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Clubhouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 7835000170070901 LOT 7 IN BLOCK 17 OF ROSENBERG, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME P, PAGE 146 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 8TH day of OCTOBER, 2013 as the property of OLA MAE LANE, AKA OLA BRANDLEY LANE to satisfy a judgment amounting to $1,186.47 representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of CITY OF ROSENBERG, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, LAMAR CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given Under my hand this 9TH day of OCTOBER , 2013. A.J. DORR, Constable Precinct One Fort Bend County, Texas By Deputy Billy Guerrero,III

place at the museum located at 1921 Avenue “F” in Rosenberg. Those interested in the adult or junior docent program can contact the Interim Executive Director, Lisa Rickert at 832-725-6841 or email at lisa. rickert@rosenbergrrmuseum. org. NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 12th day of AUGUST 2013 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12DCV-203265 in favor of the Plaintiff CAMBRIDGE FALLS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $8,885.25++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on AUGUST 29, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 5th day of November, 2013 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant JOANNE G. POLIDORE had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 47, BLOCK 5, SECTION 1 OF CAMBRIDGE FALLS, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT NO. 20050102 OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, THE COMMON ADDRESS OF WHICH IS 1802 LANCASTER PARK COURT, FRESNO, TEXAS 77545. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73


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FILM REVIEW: The Counselor

Theatre #21 at AMC First Colony. There were about 25 of us at the Opening Day 11:40 a.m. showing of The Counselor. Huge anticipation because of the cast: Michael Fassbender (Counselor), Cameron Diaz as the skank, Penelope Cruz as Laura the skank #2, Javier Bardem with a weird skin color and hair like Don King, and Brad Pitt wearing a cheap cowboy hat purchased at a gas station on Interstate 10. Expectations are dangerous so say your local therapist. I can’t control these movies, but I can sure complain. This one hurt as much (or

more) than my sore tooth. The acting was up to par mainly because these movie stars are actually talented, but they are limited by the written word. Director Ridley Scott probably did the best he could with this screenplay. I’m still not sure. So, what’s the problem? Cormac the Magnificent. This movie evolved from the novel by Cormac McCarthy who also wrote “No County for Old Men” and “The Road.” He wrote the books; not the screenplay. I loved both of those movies. McCarthy is the only person credited for the screenplay of this movie. The conversa-

tion between Ridley Scott and McCarthy went something like this: McCarthy: Ridley, thanks for agreeing to direct and take a huge pile of my money to make The Counselor; it’s one of my favorite projects. Scott: Yeah, thanks Cormac, looking forward to working with you, but don’t you think we should bring in a seasoned screenwriter to cowrite this? McCarthy: No, I got this. Scott: “No Country for Old Men” with Tommy Lee and Javier was a masterpiece. Who did the screenplay; maybe we can get him? McCarthy: It was those

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Coen Brothers, and they are a little wacky and won’t listen to anybody. Scott: Your novels are masterful, too; I’ve read most of them, but this screenplay business is a different cup of tea. McCarthy: Look, Scott, I’m 80 and this is my bat and ball, and unless you get your thinking straight, I’m taking my toys and going home. Where’s Cameron and Penelope? Scott: Got ya . Do you think we should keep Fassbender? McCarthy: What about Bradley Cooper? You know Javier won an Oscar for Best Supporting in “Old County?” Scott: Yeah, I heard. No matter how great your director and actors are, unless they have an equally dynamic script, the movie will suffer. The dialogue in this film between all of the actors was too long, tiresome, and confusing. I didn’t like or care about any of the characters, and had difficulty deciphering the pur-

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Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 79. Larry H. larryhmoviereviews.com

NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF TEXAS

BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF SALE

§ § §

FORT BEND COUNTY

and issued pursuant to judgment decree(s) of the District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date, in the hereinafter numbered and styled suit(s) and to me directed and delivered as Sheriff or Constable of said County, I have on October 2, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in November, 2013, the same being the 5th day of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway "B", in the City of Richmond, Texas, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Fort Bend and the State of Texas, towit: Sale #

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pose of McCarthy’s plot. Meandering comes to mind. This was not fun; it made my popcorn taste funny. Expectations are dangerous.

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

$4,550.00

$4,550.00

FRESNO GARDENS, BLK 17, LT 5 (E 1/3) & (ALL) LTS 6 & 7, VOL. 297, PG. 350*

$22,020.00

$4,400.00

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JEANETTE M. RANSOM, NKA JEANETTE M BARNES AKA JEANETTE ABSCHNEIDER, ET AL

TR. 1: A P GEORGE SUB/D , LT 16, OUT OF LT 1, SEC 1 OF BORDEN'S ADDN VOL 110, PG 1*

$1,980.00

$1,980.00

352000000017090 1 OCTOBER 01, 2013

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JEANETTE M. RANSOM, NKA JEANETTE M BARNES AKA JEANETTE ABSCHNEIDER, ET AL

TR. 2: A P GEORGE , LT 17, OUT OF LT 1, SEC 1 BORDER'S ADDN, VOL 110, PG 1*

$1,980.00

$1,980.00

11-DCV189337 08/13/13

005800690002090 8 OCTOBER 01, 2013

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ANDREW COLLINS, JR, AKA ANDREW CHARLES COLLINS JR, ET AL

ABST 58, I MCGARY LEAGUE, TR 3A, 0.715 ACRE MORE OR LESS, VOL 512, PG 482*

$11,460.00

$3,600.00

6

11-DCV189562 08/13/13

007100290000190 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. CHARLES RAY VINCEK, AKA C 8 R VINCEK, ET AL OCTOBER 01, 2013

ABST 71, E POWELL LEAGUE SURV, 0.565 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE #9420038*

$10,620.00

$3,700.00

7

11-DCV189586 09/18/12

005804850000090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. FAYE 8 FISHER, AKA FAYRINE BENNETT FISHER OCTOBER 01, 2013

ABST 58, I MCGARY LEAGUE, .673 ACRE MORE OR LESS, SEC 4, VOL 157, PG 570*

$10,950.00

$1,900.00

8

11-DCV190803 03/19/13

396500001008090 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. HARTFIEL S/D, BLK 1, LT 8 & 9, 1 VOL 8, PG 16* BALDOMERO IZAGUIRRE, ET AL OCTOBER 01, 2013

$17,500.00

$3,300.00

1

04-DCV138076 08/13/13

174001018000990 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. BORDEN'S 1ST ADDN, TOWN OF 1 RICHMOND, BLK 18, LT 9, VOL LILLIE RUTH JONES, ET AL 248, PG 424* OCTOBER 01, 2013

2

10-DCV180249 11/13/12

330000017060090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 CHARLES DESHAUN COYLE, AKA CHARLES GLENN COYLE OCTOBER 01, 2013

3

10-DCV180260 08/13/13

352000000016090 1 OCTOBER 01, 2013

4

10-DCV180260 08/13/13

5

Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

9

11-DCV192496 05/21/13

460000558305090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 DOROTHY SEDBERRY OCTOBER 01, 2013

MAGNOLIA PLACE, LT 558, THOMAS GLEASON SURV, ABST 184, 0.1148 ACRE MORE OR LESS, VOL 2, PG 6*

$6,130.00

$3,700.00

10

11-DCV192552 08/13/13

886500024004190 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. LEE 1 JAY BEARD OCTOBER 01, 2013

TINKER ADDN, BLK 24, LT 4 (N 3'), VOL 44, PG 113*

$1,430.00

$1,430.00

12

12-DCV198424 03/19/13

007100370005090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 8 LOYCE DORSEY, AKA LOYCE RAY DORSEY OCTOBER 01, 2013

ABST 71, E POWELL, TR 4, 2.00 ACRE, TURKEY CREEK RANCHETTS, LT 4 (PT) KENDAL PARTITION, VOL 100, PG 14*

$44,270.00

$3,500.00

13

12-DCV198438 03/19/13

480000593070090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. IDA MAE BURGMAN 7 OCTOBER 01, 2013

MAXWELL HTS, BLK 593, LT 7, VOL 229, PG 30*

$23,420.00

$5,400.00

(any volume and page references, unless otherwise indicated, being to the Deed Records, Fort Bend County, Texas, to which instruments reference may be made for a more complete description of each respective tract.) or, upon the written request of said defendants or their attorney, a sufficient portion of the property described above shall be sold to satisfy said judgment(s), interest, penalties, and cost; and any property sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the said property, or their interest therein, within the time and in the manner provided by law, and shall be subject to any other and further rights to which the defendants or anyone interested therein may be entitled, under the provisions of law. Said sale to be made by me to satisfy the judgment(s) rendered in the above styled and numbered cause(s), together with interest, penalties, and costs of suit, and the proceeds of said sales to be applied to the satisfaction thereof, and the remainder, if any, to be applied as the law directs.

RECENT CHANGES IN THE PROPERTY TAX CODE NOW REQUIRE PURCHASERS OF TAX SALE PROPERTY TO HAVE A STATEMENT FROM THE FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR CERTIFYING THAT THE PERSON/FIRM/COMPANY PURCHASING PROPERTY AT A TAX SALE OWES NO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES TO ANY TAXING ENTITY WITHIN THE COUNTY. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A TAX SALE DEED TO ANY PROPERTY YOU PURCHASE WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATE. TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SALE. Dated at Richmond, Texas, October 2, 2013 Constable A. J. Dorr Fort Bend County, Texas By Deputy Notes: The Minimum Bid is the lesser of the amount awarded in the judgment plus interest and costs or the adjudged value. However, the Minimum Bid for a person owning an interest in the property or for a person who is a party to the suit (other than a taxing unit), is the aggregate amount of the judgments against the property plus all costs of suit and sale. ALL SALES

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Community news Wild About Sugar Plum Market November 7 to 9

Crowds exceed expectation at Imperial Sugar Land event

Prospective buyers crowd the Sitterle Homes table as Sittlerle Homes Division President Steve Von Hofe, far left, answers questions. Close to 400 home buy- as Gissela and Steve Ander- lection, one-story plans iners poured into Constellation son, find themselves intrigued spired by Hill Country vistas 2013 Sugar Plum Market Committee Members: First Row (L-R): SPM Co-Chairs Stephanie Field to visit with builders by the prospect of owning a accented by natural wood and Van Horn and Haley Millis. Second Row (L-R): Chasity Munn, Laura Taylor, Karla Aranda, who will bring new luxury new home in the community stone, artistic tiles, grouped Michaela Barthel and Jenny Nelson. patio homes, garden homes where they raised their family. windows, overhead architec“We love Sugar Land and tural features and finely craftLeopards and zebras and and Market entry Friday and and an invitation to the check and town homes to Imperial we love where we live, but we ed detailed molding and trim. Sugar Land, a response which giraffes, oh my! The 13th Saturday. A $100 VIP Preview presentation party. In addition One and two-story townwant something new,” said surprised even the most optiannual Sugar Plum Market, Night ticket is also available to the Sugar Plum Market’s homes from Trendmaker Gissela, a resident of Sugar mistic members of the masterpresented by the Fort Bend and includes all of the above title sponsor, Houston MethHomes present elevations in Land for 25 years. “I really planned community’s develJunior Service League (FB- plus early entry at 5:45 p.m., odist Sugar Land Hospital an Acadiana-style reminiscent like the idea of owning a waopment team. JSL) and Houston Meth- a valet pass and a Sugar Plum (HMSLH), top sponsors to of the French Quarter where terfront home.” “We thought we would odist Sugar Land Hospital Market koozie. A new feature date include City of Stafford, open living spaces with dinKay Russ of Sugar Land have a good turnout, but this (HMSLH), is almost here! of Preview Night this year is a Pamela Printing, absolutely! ing, gourmet kitchen and famsays the timing of Imperial is amazing,” noted Imperial The Sugar Plum Market party photo booth. focus media, Trustmark Bank, ily rooms all in one area make General Admission tick- Houston Methodist Orthope- Sugar Land General Manager couldn’t have been better. kicks off on Thursday, Nofor an ideal entertainment set“We’re selling our home Shay Shafi e. vember 7th with a Preview ets to the Market are $10 and dics & Sports Medicine, Next ting. in Sugar Land and this would One man walking the Night event. Doors open for are good for one day only. Level Urgent Care and MerPatio homes from Partbe a great spot for our kids room with materials in hand regular Market Shopping at A Two-Day Shopping Pass cedes-Benz of Sugar Land. ners in Building will offer to come and visit,” she said summed it up best when he 9 a.m. on Friday, November is available for $15. A Mrs. Preview Night tickets (limspacious dining rooms and while thumbing through insaid, “this is unbelievable.” 8th and again on Saturday, Claus ticket package includes ited quantity available) and morning rooms with gourmet formation with her husband “We ran out of fl iers in the November 9th. Over 115 a Two-Day Shopping Pass, General Admission tickets are island kitchens amidst arches Chuck. “I love the way Imfi rst hour,” said Allie Pinkley vendors from across the state two $10 concessions vouchers available now at www.sugand tiered vaulted ceilings. perial ties together the old and of Darling Homes. will fill the Stafford Cen- and two valet passes. Market arplummarket.com. General Its designs also include a firstRepresentatives from Part- new of Sugar Land.” tre Performing Arts Theatre hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Admission tickets are availfloor master suite and spa bath Others see Imperial as a ners in Building, Darling and Convention Center. All Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on able at select Randalls stores which opens to a large courtway to return to the commuHomes, Sitterle Homes and Market proceeds will ben- Saturday. and also at the door during yard, a Casita bedroom and an nity. Trendmaker Homes staffed In addition to shopping the Market hours. efit local Fort Bend County outdoor kitchen. “I used to live in Fort Bend tables at the information-gathmany unique vendors, shopcharities. For more information on The Mediterranean luxury and really miss it,” said Paul ering event where representaPreview Night is from pers will enjoy a large gen- sponsorship opportunities, series from Darling Homes Danziger of southwest Houstives presented design plans 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, No- eral raffle featuring nearly participating vendors, or purfeatures an impressive rotunton. “I really want to come and answered questions from vember 7th. Preview Night 200 items and a specialty chasing tickets to the 2013 da entry, a gourmet kitchen back.” prospective buyers. Each tickets are $60 each and in- raffle of over 40 items. Con- Sugar Plum Market, please with upgraded appliances, Imperial Sugar Land’s fi rst builder is expected to anclude Thursday evening ad- cessions will once again be visit www.sugarplummarket. a spacious living room with neighborhoods will include nounce fl oor plans and pricvance shopping, light hors provided at the Market by Ja- com or call 281-636-6272. fl oor-to-ceiling windows, an 116 patio homes, some with ing by the end of the year with d’oeuvres, two drink tickets son’s Deli. Valet parking and outdoor entertaining space waterfront views, and 27 sinconstruction of the fi rst homes a package check will be availgle and two-story townhomes with a custom fireplace, sumslated for January 2014. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE able throughout the Market as The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend from 1,800 – 4,000 square mer kitchen and an optional Organizers were confi dent County, Texas has set a public hearing well. For safety reasons, no feet offering custom features, wine grotto. in a good turnout based on the on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at strollers, wagons or carts are 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic “It’s difficult to find a new gourmet kitchens, open floor volume of phone calls and econtrol plan for Sienna Christ the Lord permitted in the Sugar Plum patio, garden-style or townplans, large master suites and mails received the week leadEvangelical Lutheran Church, Precinct Market. 1. home in Sugar Land,” added outdoor entertaining spaces. A ing up to the event. However Through patrons and sponThe hearing will be held in the Shafi e. “Judging by this limited number of new homes they knew the response would Missouri City Ballet proudCommissioners Courtroom, 309 South sors, the Sugar Plum Market Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis crowd, there’s a big market for will be available in Imperial’s exceed expectations when arly presents a magical day for Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited was able to donate needed these types of new homes.” gated, waterfront neighborrivals started fi ling in about 15 mothers and daughters with to attend and state your approval or funds to 14 different chariobjection on this matter. For more information on hood of Quiet Cove. minutes before the gathering their 4th annual Brunch with ties last year. For as little as Imperial Sugar Land, visit Sittlerle Homes will offer was scheduled to start. the Sugar Plum Fairy. This Submitted by, $250, individuals or busiDianne Wilson Many in the crowd, such its Luxury Garden Home Col- www.imperialsugarland.com. nesses can become a sponsor highly anticipated Fort Bend Fort Bend County Clerk holiday tradition features the and receive benefits including event signage, website recog- storytelling of The Nutcracker, NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS nition, Preview Night tickets as Missouri City Ballet dancers Sugar Land Animal Servic- all pets have found forever will be tested to ensure they perform excerpts of this timeCOUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued es will join shelters through- homes. do not have heartworms or less classic. Join them for this NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE out of the Honorable 240TH DISTRICT out Fort Bend County for the Feline Leukemia and the pets Discounted adoption fees THE STATE OF TEXAS annual fundraiser at the beauCOURT of FORT BEND County on the COUNTY OF FORT BEND 3RD day of October 2013 by the Clerk 3rd Annual Mega Adoption will have microchips used during the event will be oftiful new City Centre at Quail By virtue of an Order of Sale issued thereof, in the case of FORT BEND Event, Hunting for Homes on to identify the animals when fered at $40 for dogs and $20 out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT Valley in Missouri City on COUNTY VS. GWENDOLYN TUCKER COURT of FORT BEND County on JOHNSON, ET AL in Cause# 13-DCVNov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they are lost. for cats. Senior citizens may Sunday, Nov. 17. the 24th day of September 2013 205298 and to me, as CONSTABLE at the Fort Bend County FairThe goal this year is to adopt dogs for $20 and cats by the Clerk thereof, in the case of Tickets are available online directed and delivered, I will proceed FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 5th grounds in Rosenberg. adopt 100 animals. The citfor $10. Only cash payments at www.missuricityballet.org UTILITY DISTRICT # 21 VS. ESCOTO day of November, 2013, which is the Pet adoptions will occur ies of Stafford, Missouri City, will be accepted. D. THOMAS, DBA AGAPE MOYERS in or by calling 832-87MCB1. first Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Cause# 09-DCV-171027 and to me, Bend County Justice Center Parking throughout the day or until Rosenberg, Sugar Land and Animals offered for adopas CONSTABLE directed and delivered, Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Fort Bend County are partion will be spayed or neuI will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking AM on the 5th day of November, 2013, Garage at the South End, West Comer, ticipating in this signifi cant tered. The pets will be up to which is the first Tuesday of said month, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE event. date on all vaccinations, they at the Fort Bend County Justice Center of said FORT BEND County, in the City The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend

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of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 5850000050500907 LOT 5 IN BLOCK 5 OF PINEDALE MANOR A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 6, PAGE 18 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 4th day of October, 2013 as the property of WILMA J. GRACE, GWENDOL YN TUCKER JOHNSON, YAURA FERGUSON AKA YAURA YVETTE FERGUSON to satisfy a judgment amounting to$4,218.93, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, CITY OF ARCOLA, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 4th day of October, 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Comer, near Stairway “B” of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 8503010050350901 LOT 35, BLOCK 5, FINAL PLAT OF VILLAGES OF TOWN CENTER, SECTION 1, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS: 901/A AND 901/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 3RD day of October, 2013 as the property of ESCOTO D. THOMAS to satisfy a judgment amounting to $5,106.20, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 3rd day of October, 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable #1331

County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Dora Lane and McKaskle to set the speed limit at 30 mph, Precinct 4. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Cinco Ranch Northwest, Section 4, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

Veterans’ appreciation lunch

The Rotary Club of Oyster Creek will hold its 14th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the City Centre at Quail Valley , Missouri City , Texas. The speaker will be Missouri City native John Boerstler. He served as a US Marine Corps Sergeant in Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Dijibouti and Kenya. Come and bring a Veteran to honor them for the service to our country. An RSVP is required by November 1st. Please contact Cindy Fauvelle at cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com or 713-829-0550 or James Thurmond , the MC for the event, jhthurmond@comcast. net or 713-870-4747 for more information or to RSVP.

ABWA Fort Bend Monthly Meeting Nov. 7, 2013 Networking 5:30 - 6:30 P.M. Meeting: 6:30 - 8 P.M. Sugar Creek Country Club Speaker: Dr. Sandy Friedman “Climbing the Leadership Ladder” For reservations and information go to: abwafortbend.org Ad sponsored by Chic Interiors, Inc www.chicinteriorsllc.com


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