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FORT BEND FAIR. BALANCED. INFORMATIVE. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010

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Arc Of Fort Bend’s Best In The West set for Saturday

Sarah Parkinson, left, Danielle Garrison and Beverly Cushenberry are among the dedicated volunteers who work each fall to plan and present The Arc of Fort Bend’s Best in the West Dinner, Dance and Auction.

One of Fort Bend’s “best” fall traditions, The Arc of Fort Bend’s Best in the West Dinner, Dance and Auction returns for its 33rd annual edition from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Nov. 20. The barbecue dinner that will be served beginning at 6 p.m. at the George Ranch Historical Park Arena in Richmond comes once again from The Swinging Door. Rosenberg’s own Triumphs return for a second year, bringing their nostalgic brand of rock ‘n’ roll, pop and a little bit of country music for two sets for your dancing and listening pleasure. The first set runs from 7 to 7:45 p.m., with the second scheduled to follow the live auction from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. Shoppers will have ample opportunity to bid on items in one of the dozen silent auction Corrals and on an enticing list of live and bid board auction items. In addition to some new sponsors, it’s a shiny, red, restored 1966 Mustang that will turn heads everywhere you drive it. Tickets to win the snazzy car, restored and donated by KRMustang and Kevin Casey, are being sold for $100 by Arc volunteers. The winning ticket will be drawn at the dance, although the winner does not have to be present. For sponsorship information or tickets, contact Jo Ann Stevens at 713-829-1827 or Ann Smith at 281-240-1313. Proceeds from the annual Best in the West benefit The Arc of Fort Bend, helping maintain group homes, funding activity and work centers and providing for training and transportation of our citizens with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

FCCA election garners attention By BARBARA FULENWIDER The election for three out of seven of the directors of First Colony Community Association starts as soon as the ballots are mailed out later this week and ends Dec. 9. Thanks to protests by residents of the Lakes of Edgewater and other nearby neighborhoods regarding the proposed closing of some swimming pools and the building of a new splash park, this year’s election has a bit more drama than most. Jonathan Day, lawyer for

Chairs & Car: Ann Smith, from left, County Commissioner James Patterson and JoAnn Stevens, co-chairmen of The Arc of Fort Bend’s 33rd Annual Best in the West Dinner, Dance and Auction, are ready to roll in the event’s featured raffle prize: a restored 1966 red Mustang.

the ballot. How the process works, Knoepfel said, is the board appoints a nominating committee of seven who can be either residential or commercial members of FCCA. “A board member chairs the committee to facilitate the process but is not a voting member. Everyone who wants to run for a director’s seat is interviewed and the committee determines who gets on the ballot.

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Candidates line up for council seat By SESHADRI KUMAR Candidates are lining up for the Sugar Land City Council election in May 2011. Four district seats are up for election. Dist. 3 Councilman Russell Jones and Dist. 4 Councilman Michael Schiff will be term-limited. So far no one has publicly announced an intent to run for the Dist. 3 seat, but the Dist. 4 seat appears to be headed for a heated and crowded contest. So far, three candidates have made public announcement of their intention to run. They are Farah Ahmed, Harish Jajoo and Frank Yonish. Ahmed, while announicng her intention to seek the office, said in a statement that she was active in the community through service on the Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission, First Colony Community Association, Child Advocates Advisory Council, Fort Bend County Judge Advisory Council, Sugar Land Exchange Club and many other community associations and

Holiday Soiree Minute Maid will host the second-annual Holiday Soiree during the City of Sugar Land’s Tree Lighting in Sugar Land Town Square. The community is invited to purchase tickets to the event, which will take place on Dec. 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Minute Maid building, and enjoy an evening of Holiday festivities with a bird’s eye view of the tree lighting below, including Santa’s entrance and the lighting of the 40 ft. Christmas

residents who opposed the new water park, said, “Now it’s election time and they kept two of our candidates off the ballot.” One of three hopefuls who opposed the water park and wanted to run for a board seat is on the ballot. The other two will run as write-in candidates, according to Day. “They like to misconstrue what actually occurs,” said Sherrie Knoepfel, FCCA executive director, regarding Day’s comment that “two of our candidates” were kept off

Tree. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Minute Maid 3-Family Fund. Each year, Minute Maid adopts three families, giving them gifts and other necessities for the Holidays. This year’s recipients are the Fort Bend Rainbow Room, The United Way and The Wounded Warrior and Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center. For pricing information and to purchase tickets visit MinuteMaidHolidaySoiree.com.

committees. Ahmed is also a member of the Texas Lyceum, a non-partisan leadership organization. “I am a consensus builder and I want to develop creative, innovative ideas for promoting an invigorated business environment, improved mobility and increased safety,” she said. Ahmed and her husband have lived in Sugar Land for 20 years, own a business here and have raised their two children here. Jajoo has successfully managed public works for the City of Houston for 29 years, and has been a community leader in Sugar Land. He currently serves as Chair of the Infrastructure Planning Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. He is on the Sugar Land Planning & Zoning Commission, in the Sugar Land Exchange Club and the chairman of the board of the Indo-American Forum of Fort Bend. Jajoo says he is a fiscal conservative and adds, “As a councilmember I will work to

ensure that Sugar Land continues to maintain a high quality of life. I will focus on public safety, a business-friendly environment and an efficient road and traffic system, which are key to our City’s future.” A 25-year year resident, Jajoo and his wife, Shashi, have two children, both graduates of Clements High School. Yonish, a former Missouri City council member and past chairman of the Fort Bend Chamber, in an email blast sent to chamber members said he wants to provide “high level of expertise and leadership on the issues that impact our city and economy.” He is currently chairman of the Bank of Texas in Fort Bend. “ My only agenda as councilman will be to preserve and protect the quality of life that we enjoy in Sugar Land. I am confident that my campaign will win because of my experience and conservative approach to government. I am a candidate with the necessary blend of experience and public service,” Yonish said.

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Sugar Plum Market Fashion Show

Dhilan Taneja, son of Leena Taneja, Director of physician relations and marketing at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital participates in the fashion show. Right, Jeffrey Wood, M.D., orthopedic surgeon—Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas. Fort Bend Junior Service League and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital hosted the 2010 Sugar Plum Market at the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre & Convention Center on Nov.4, Nov. 5 and Nov. 6. The fun-filled, threeday shopping extravaganza featured over 85 vendors, entertaining fashion shows, a catered luncheon each day, a wonderful Friday evening dinner, delicious concessions, exciting raffle. Proceeds from the 2010 Sugar Plum Market will benefit many deserving Dr. Yana Finkelshteyn, M.D., family medicine—Methodist Fam- charitable organizations servily Medicine Group and Jane Starr, M.D., OB/GYN on staff at ing Fort Bend County. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital at the Sugar Plum Market.

Deck the halls Experience the magic of the holidays as the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra presents Deck the Halls on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road. This popular concert features seasonal favorites like “Sleigh Ride” and “A Most Wonderful Christmas,” as well as contemporary selections from the motion picture soundtrack of “The Polar Express” and the delightful blend of America’s favorite march with a Christmas favorite in “Jingle Bells Forever.” Word from the North Pole is that Santa Claus will be on hand. Also, the junior and senior division win-

ners of the Houston Music Teachers Association/Houston Young Artist Concert Concerto Competition promise to captivate attendees as they perform with the orchestra. Purchase tickets early at www. fbso.org or call 281-276-9642.

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Community news

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Arthur Confait and Sherrie Fontenot Arthur Confait and Sherrie Fontenot with RE/MAX Fine Properties recently completed a luxury home marketing training course offered by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. The course -- which covered such topics as demographics of the affluent, lifestyle segmentation, trends and amenities in today’s luxury home, and creating a marketing plan for the multimillion dollar property – was developed by Laurie MooreMoore, Founder of the Dallas-based Institute and author of the book, Rich Buyer, Rich Seller! The Real Estate Agents’ Guide to Marketing Luxury Homes. “The course is a step towards earning the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation which the Institute awards internationally to sales professionals who meet performance standards in the upper-tier residential market,” said Moore-Moore. “Arthur Confait and Sherrie Fontenot are two examples of sales associates who work to hone the special skills and competencies necessary to provide exceptional service in the fine homes and estates marketplace.” Confait and Fontenot are award-winning RE/MAX sales professionals who have been in real estate since 1997 and specialize in the Sugar Land/Houston market. “The training provided new insight about the upper-tier market, helped us polish our skills, and provided valuable networking contacts with other agents across the country, and internationally, who specialize in luxury properties,” said Confait and Fontenot. “In addition, we discovered new and creative tools for promoting luxury homes and estates and new resources for finding buyer prospects. Home buyers and sellers will benefit from our new knowledge.” “Confait and Fontenot are now members of The Institute. We look forward to having them on our prestigious list of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists” said MooreMoore. For current information on the luxury market, contact Arthur Confait at 832-226-8671 or Sherrie Fontenot at 281-4682233 at RE/MAX Fine Properties or email Info@PrimeLuxuryEstates.com

FCCA From Page 1 “Our government documents or policies dictate how people become candidates for the board. If you submit an application to be a board member, the nominating committee process selects the final candidates. We had 12 applicants to fill three positions and five people were selected to be put on the ballot,” Knoepfel said. Along with the candidate selection beef, another is a debate over whether or not people can put signs for candidates in their yard, Day said. “Howard Paul a resident in the Lakes of Edgewater, and Myatt Hancock, a former board member tried to be on the ballot but only Eleanor Blain made it. Those are our three candidates but the only one on the ballot will be Blain. “So we want to get a yard sign campaign going and they (FCCA) are stifling us on that. They told us twice they are going to fine homeowners who put an election sign

in their yard. We plan to say, ‘Listen, you tell us why we’re wrong. You tell us why you are right about not allowing people to put election signs in their yards.’” Day points to Texas Property Code 202.009, which he quotes as saying that a homeowner association may not make a restrictive covenant or adopt or enforce such regarding an election. Knoepfel says the FCCA’s “current guidelines don’t provide for what we call bandit signs for HOA elections. At this point I’m going to get an interpretation of the property code from our attorney. “I’m also asking Missouri City and Sugar Land to tell me if they allow them. If we legally have to allow for them then I want to make sure I’m not telling people something different than what the cities will allow them to do. “We never had anybody put a sign in their yard for a FCCA board election. The question is are we a political subdivision of the state. If we are, then we have to allow it,” Knoepfel said.

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REDUCED FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND! Adorable 1-story home on cul de sac street. No neighbors behind you! 3 bedrooms & study or formal living. Open floor plan. Detached garage! Priced below market at $205,000.

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Run to cure Huntington’s disease On a gorgeous sunny day, race participants and volunteers gathered at Oyster Creek Park in Sugar Land to raise funds and build awareness of Huntington’s disease (HD). This was the 9th Annual Run to Cure HD, presented by HCSS. “We couldn’t be more excited about the turnout for the Run to Cure HD,” said Billy Levy, event chair. “Every penny of the proceeds raised will stay in our community to make a positive impact on the lives of everyone in the Greater Houston Area facing the devastation of HD on a daily basis.”

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University of Houston Downtown is one of nine schools throughout the country participating in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Collegiate Marketing & Recruitment Program. Students in Marketing Management and Strategy have created an in-class, working marketing agency, Integrated Ideas, responsible for researching, implementing and evaluating an integrated marketing campaign. The campaign is aimed at generating an applicant pool for careers with the FBI. During the fall 2010 term, marketing students from University of Houston Downtown have a rare opportunity to put their education to work in the real world with a global organization. Students will begin by conducting research to find out more about the target market. After analyzing their research findings, they will then create and implement their strategy for reaching the target market to achieve client goals. Students receive a $3,000 budget to help them bring their plans to life. At the end of the term, students will conduct post-campaign research to measure their success and give a formal presentation to the client summarizing their campaign and results. The campaign goal is to encourage qualified candidates to apply for FBI – Language Analyst and Intelligence Analyst positions. The campaign is specifically targeted towards potential applicants possessing the following: effective oral and written communication skills, a bachelor degree, fundamental knowledge of research techniques, and bilingual proficiency. Qualified applicants are encouraged to send their résumés to Fall2010_IntelligenceAnalyst@ic.fbi.gov or Fall2010_LanguageSpecialist@ ic.fbi.gov and list University of Houston Downtown in the subject line for prompt consideration in the application process.

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Wharton County Junior College invites students who are majoring in or who intend to major in one of the following areas to apply for a JET Scholarship: Automotive Technology AAS (CIP 47) Automotive Technology Certificate (CIP 47) PC Technical Support Certificate (CIP 11) Cisco Router Networking Certificate (CIP 11) Computer Programming AAS (CIP 11) Network Administration AAS (CIP 11) Dental Hygiene AAS (CIP 51) Engineering Design AAS (CIP 15) Architectural Design Certificate (CIP 15) Computer-Aided-Drafting Certificate (CIP 15) Electronics Engineering Technology AAS (CIP 15) Emergency Medical Services Certificate (CIP 51) Emergency Medical Services AAS (CIP 51) Health Information Technology AAS (CIP 51) Associate Degree Nursing AAS (CIP 51)

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Opinion The View from Sugar Land Books of the month By RUSSELL C. JONES Perhaps it is election season, or maybe it is just that the moon is full. Whatever the cause there seems to be a rash of new political books on the market. Let’s look at some of the most interesting. Rick Perry’s new book, Fed Up–Our Fight to Save America from Washington, did not even officially hit the bookstores until two days ago, but the Texas Governor was everywhere the week following the election touting his objections to the Obama regime. From Greta Van Susteren to local bookstore signings, Rick was there, denying that the publication of the book was a foreshadowing of his plan to run for president. That’s a scary thought. Although Rick has been in Texas politics for the better part of a generation, the belief that he is an example of the Peter Principle has always followed him. Yet, with the vacancy of every higher office, there he is, stepping up with his bouffant hairdo, smiling for the cameras, and holding himself out as the hope for Texas: first as Agriculture Commissioner, then Lieutenant Governor, and then, when W went on to bigger and better things, Governor of the greatest state in America. This councilman has had the opportunity to chat several times with Rick over the years. One wants to be impressed. One wants to know that this is the man to lead us. One wants . . . . But then, one is sometimes disappointed. Perry is one of the half dozen or so most likely Republican challengers to Obama in 2012. At least under a President Perry offshore drilling would not be banned, cap and trade would not be enacted, and the chief executive would not look at Texas as the enemy who should sit in the back of the bus.

Jones Of more historical importance is W’s book, Decision Points. In it the former president tries to explain his point of view, accepting blame where appropriate and standing firm on principle when necessary. This councilman was also privileged to meet W during the presidency of his father, while both were visiting Sugar Land. During a brief conversation, he noticed the Rotary president’s pin on my lapel, and praised that service organization for its contribution to world peace, including its Polio Plus program, which was intended to, and almost has, eliminated the most fearsome disease on the face of the planet. First impressions are not always conclusive, and W did not overly impress. But the confidence expressed by his dad at that meeting still has not been forgotten. Although historians will research Bush’s book for its insight into the president’s decisions and Perry’s book for an understanding of today’s view of states’ rights, neither explains the conundrum which the United States faces today. Several weeks ago, The Roots of Obama’s Rage was published. Its author, Dinesh D’Souza, although inter-

viewed on a few national radio and television shows, has not received the public attention that Perry and Bush have generated. Yet, one cannot help but think that the entire Obama philosophy has been captured in this review by one who, like Obama, does not have a strictly American background. In several attempts to discuss the book with others, including at least one local politician holding a national position, the typical response is a blank stare, perhaps an acknowledgment that Obama simply cannot be explained in terms of standard American liberalism. A native of Hawaii immediately following statehood, son of a Kenyan militant and a Kansan white woman, stepson of an Indonesian militant, and grandson of a survivor of the Mau Mau Revolt against the Brits in Kenya from 1952 through 1960, Obama’s maturation process was not the same as yours and mine, or of most American blacks. D’Souza’s theory explains Obama’s expulsion of the statue of Churchill from the White House, his refusal to dine with the French president, and his bow to the king of Saudi Arabia. It clarifies his zeal for firing the president of GM, for punishing business owners who make jobs for Americans, and his multiple apologies for the role of the United States in world history. The thesis of D’Souza’s analysis will be discussed in a later column, but suffice it to say that it explains everything about Obama that remains mysterious to most Americans. Jones is a member of the Sugar Land City Council, having been first elected in 2003. He owns a law firm and a title insurance company in Sugar Land.

Musings:Gifts By JANICE SCANLAN Now that the holiday season is upon us, you may have started to think about gifts and sharing joy with others. Finding a lasting and meaningful gift is not easy. What got me thinking about this subject was working on a piece about Ed Schwer—you may know him as the guy who gave the stained glass window and transom to the Dew House at Kitty Hollow Park. His gift window depicts the many sources of making a living of the Dew family, the family brand, and is a beautiful and educational addition to this new Fort Bend County museum that will open in January. When I asked Ed how he got into stained glass, it was a gift. Ed was a very successful nuclear engineer with Westinghouse in Pittsburgh. He engineered nuclear power reactors for the Navy. Ed loved his job and loved going to work, but everyone eventually retires. His now deceased wife Marlene, knew Ed thrived on a reason to get up in the morning, so she gave him classes for pottery, wood carving and stained glass. He liked all three, but wood carving and stained glass were less investment to start. And Ed loves both. I had seen the beautiful

Scanlan stained glass window visible each night from the street in his home on Oyster Cove in Quail Valley. This scenic window has over 1000 pieces of glass and is a wonderful depiction of a tranquil wooded area and stream, but on Saturday, since it was a work day at the Dew House, I asked Ed to give me a preview of the windows at the Dew House. Marlene helped him pick colors and glass for those windows for the Dew House, but never got to see the project finished. The Girl Scout Troop 3704 was there building a display and herb garden. I got to see another dimension of Ed. He loves to teach and work with people. He captivated these girls not only with his stained glass, but also with a beautiful carved cross he

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made and proudly wears—they asked immediately if he made it. Now back to gifts that keep on giving. When Marlene and Ed moved to Houston to be near children and grandchildren, Ed started through Southminster Presbyterian Church in Missouri City, to offer stained glass classes to benefit the church and teach one of his loves. These are small classes that are built around the participants. Participants have their choice of making a hot air balloon or cross to learn all the basics of stained glass. They also learn glass etching. The class lasts 6-8 weeks for two hours a week. The next one begins the second week in January. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving . . . to the individual, to the community, and to others. If you’re racking your brain for a gift for that special someone who may have just become an empty nester . . . or is retired and bored . . . or just loves hobbies and crafts, consider giving a class. You can contact Ed Schwer about stained glass (or wood carving) at 281 4499-0987 or email edschwerjr@msn.com. Or write to me at janicescanlan@earthlink.net Fort Bend ISD will host a presentation on Cyberbullying: Identification, Prevention, and Response, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Fort Bend ISD Annex 3119 Sweetwater Blvd. in Sugar Land. There is no charge to attend the presentation, but seating is limited. RSVP to Angela at aatlas@ adl.org or 713-627-3490.

Safety tips for holiday decorating By THOMAS J. PARR, M. D. With all the Holidays approaching and with all the decorations, inside and outside, that are about to be put up, I want to remind you about a few common sense decorating pointers, and especially about how to use a ladder safely. According to the CDC, about 56 percent of holiday falls are from considerable heights, such as roofs and ladders, and about 11 percent are falls from moderate heights, such as tables, chairs, beds, and step stools. And orthopedic injuries are a typical result of such falls. This is an excellent time to teach your children valuable lessons on safety, as you go through your planning and safety checks before starting to hang your holiday decorations. Plan out your project completely before you start. Take the time to get out all your lights from last year, and inspect them carefully to be sure they are in good working order and that there are no cracked or frayed wires. Throw out any which are not in excellent condition and replace them with new ones. Separate the indoor lights from the outdoor lights, and be sure all the bulbs are working. Check your safety and electrical supplies and be sure you have the right tools available for the job. You need good working gloves and safety goggles (sunglasses are not a substitute). You also may need an ample supply of plastic shingle tabs or outdoor light clips, electric tape, surge protectors (for indoors), and an adequate length of outdoor extension cords. Locate and check your outdoor ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets to be sure they are in good working order. If in doubt, call an electrician. Also consider using portable outdoor GFCIs for extra electrical safety. Doing holiday decorating and other household projects with the wrong size ladder is an excellent way to fall and get badly hurt. You should have step lad-

ders of different heights. Some projects are fine with short step stools. Others require taller ladders, and occasionally, you will need a really tall step or extension ladder. Night stands and chairs-especially rolling chairs--are not a substitute for a step stool or ladder. The third step from the top of a step ladder must be the maximum height for you to stand on. If that is not high enough, you need a taller ladder. Extension ladders should be at least three feet longer than the height of where you will be working. Examine your ladders to be sure they are in good working order. Open them up and be sure the spreaders or braces between the two sections are fully extended and locked. They should be free of all mud, grease, oil, or slippery old paint. Never use a ladder that is damaged, bent, or broken. Throw those out and go buy a new one. Be sure the ladder can support your weight. A typical household lightweight ladder can only support up to 200 lbs. A medium grade commercial ladder generally supports up to 225 lbs, and a heavy duty commercial ladder can support up to 250 lbs. An IA Industrial ladder can go up to 300 lbs. Depending on the work you are doing, you may need to add the weight of what you are carrying up the ladder to your own weight in determining the type of ladder you need. Be certain you are placing the base of the ladder on firm, even ground.

If you cannot, then talk to the sales personnel at your home supply store about ladders which are specifically made to adjust to uneven surfaces. Do not put a ladder on a stack of bricks or blocks of wood to “make” the ground even. Plan where you will be putting your ladder up, being sure to stay away from power lines, tree branches, or other potential hazards. Aluminum ladders and electricity are a bad combination. Be sure you do not have your lights plugged in while hanging them. In other situations involving electricity, turn off the power before starting your project. Do not overreach while working on a ladder. Also, do not try to “jog, walk, jump, or wiggle” a ladder to a new location while still on it! Get down and reposition it instead. Despite your “Lone Wolf” persona, this is not a one person job. Do not get on a ladder unless someone -- preferably someone who actually likes you -- is holding it and monitoring your project for potential safety hazards. Do your outdoor decorating in the daylight. It’s too dangerous to be doing it at night. How are you dressed? You should be wearing well fitted pants which are not long or baggy so your pant leg won’t get under your shoe and cause you to fall. A long sleeve shirt will help protect your arms from a bad cut. You should also be wearing either work boots or athletic shoes, which are well tied. Bare feet, sandals or flip-flops and ladders are not a good combination! And one last safety point before you start: Save the beer until you are through. Consuming alcohol while climbing on a ladder will have a negative effect on your balance, making you far more likely to fall. Dr. Thomas Parr, an orthopedic surgeon in Sugar Land, can be reached at 281-4917111. Visit www.tomparrmd. net for more information.

FACE BOOK FOR BUSINESS. The University of Houston Small Business Development Center of Fort Bend County will host, Marketing: Face Book Social Media course on Wednesday, Dec. 8. If you own a business or are preparing to start one you cannot afford to miss this event.

This workshop will address issues involved in Face Book Social Media such as: What is the hottest Social Media tool to emerge today? How will this help my business? Where do I start? And much more! If you are trying to grow your profits you must attend this class in Face Book Social Media and find out how it will

help your business grow. The event will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the U of H Fort Bend County SBDC, 117 Lane Drive, Suite 31, Rosenberg, Texas 77471. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register for this event, contact UH Fort Bend County SBDC at 281-499-9787.

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Journey to Bethlehem Methodist Sugar Land Hospital would like to cordially invite the Fort Bend Community to join us as we usher in the Christmas Advent Season with our Second Annual Journey to Bethlehem event. Through a series of worship events, we will tell the story of the coming of the Christ Child. Join Methodist Sugar Land Hospital on the following days for scripture readings, music and devotional thoughts. •November 29 - “The Gift of Preparation and Anticipation” CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 434th District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on OCTOBER 1, 2010 in cause numbered 09DCV171750 styled Colony Lakes Homeowners Assoc. Inc. vs. CARL T. TAYLOR, in which a judgment was rendered on JULY 23, 2009 in favor of Colony Lakes Homeowners Association for the sum of TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FORTY NINE DOLLARS AND NINETY TWO CENTS ($2149.92); plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ. I have levied upon the below listed property on October 18, 2010 and will on December 7, 2010, Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest CARL T. TAYLOR to and in the following described Real Property: Lot Forty-Three (43), in Block two (2) of Colony Lakes, Section Six (6), a subdivision in Fort Bend County, Texas, according to the plat thereof recorded in slide No(s) 1735/A and 1735/B of the map/plat records of Fort Bend County, Texas The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Colony Lakes Homeowners Assoc., Inc Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: December 7, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: Sergeant M. Kutach TROY E. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 15TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #10-DCV-179999 in favor of the Plaintiff - SEVEN MEADOWS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,902.70 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests EMETERIO FLORES had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT THREE (3), IN BLOCK TWO (2), OF SEVEN MEADOWS, SECTION ONE (1) AN ADDITION, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO.2308/A OF THE MAP/ PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 23615 WINDHURST STREET, KATY, TEXAS 77494. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $236,550.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

Isaiah 2: 1-5; Isaiah 40: 3-5; Luke 1: 5-17 •November 30 - “The Gift of Fulfillment” Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1: 26-37 •December 1 - “The Gift of Obedience” Jeremiah 23: 5-6; Matthew 1: 18-25 •December 2 - “The Gift of the Savior’s Birth” Micah 5:2; Ezekiel 37:24; Luke 2: 1-20 •December 3 - “The Greatest Gift of All”

Jeremiah 31:31; Isaiah 9:2; Matthew 2: 1-12 All productions will be held from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. in the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Sweetwater Pavilion Chapel. For more information about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Journey to Bethlehem please contact Spiritual Care at 281-274-7164. For more information on Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, please visit www.MethodistSugarLand.com.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 for Grand River Section 1 Replat of Lot 10 in Block 4, Pct. 1. The hearing will beheld in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you maybe heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Franklin Schodek with Henry Steinkamp Inc. at 281-342-2241 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 11TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-173290 in favor of the Plaintiff -FORT BEND MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT #118 & ET AL, Plaintiff, for the sum of $8,394.35+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 19TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests PAMELA J. SPAULDING had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 9170030010290/ CPC/33702030012900/ LOT TWENTYNINE (29), BLOCK ONE ( 1) OF WATERSIDE VILLAGE, SECTION THREE (3), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NUMBER 2509/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS.(91700 30010290/9170030010290907) ADJUDGED/MARKED VALUE: $185,180.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 26TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-176064 in favor of the Plaintiff -FORT BEND MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT #19 & ET AL, Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,489.55+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests VG HOMES, INC., A TEXAS CORPORATION, had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 7620010030080901/ CPC:387620010030080901/ LOT 8 IN BLOCK 3 OF RIVERWOOD VILLAGE, SECTION ONE, A SUBDIVISION 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. TRACT 2: GEO: 7620010030090901/ CPC: 387620010030090901/LOT 9 IN BLOCK 3 OF RIVERWOOD VILLAGE, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION 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. TRACT 3: GEO: 7620010070330901/ CPC: 387620010070330901/ LOT 33 IN BLOCK 7 OF RIVERWOOD VILLAGE, SECTION ONE, A SUBDIVISION 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. ADJUDGED/MARKED VALUE: TRACT 1$17,000.00 TRACT 2: $17,000.00 TRACT 3: $17,000.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

TROY E. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 400th District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on September 29, 2010 in cause numbered 06DCV148017 styled Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc vs. Zafar and Nasreen Warsi, in which a judgment was rendered on July 29, 2010 in favor of Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc for the sum of One Thousand Five Hundred Thirty Nine Dollars and Forty One Cents ($1,539.41); plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ. I have levied upon the below listed property on October 20, 2010 and will on December 7 ,2010 Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest of Zafar and Nasreen Warsi to and in the following described Real Property LOT Nineteen (19), BLOCK Two (2) REPLAT OF Summerfield, Section Six, A SUBDIVISION, IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1753/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, (THE PROPERTY) ALSO KNOWN AS : 17006 Summerfield, SUGAR LAND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77478 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc, Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: December 7, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: SHANE STEELE TROY E. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 29TH day of SEPTEMBER 2010 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-170401 in favor of the Plaintiff - SIENNA POINT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,360.74 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 8TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests WILLIAM H. SPARROW II AND VICKI PALMER, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT ONE (1), IN BLOCK TWO (2), OF SIENNA POINT, SECTION THREE (3) A SUBDIVISION OF LAND IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NOS. 1795/B, 1796/A, 1796/B, 1797/A, 1797/B, AND 1798/A OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (“SUBJECT PROPERTY”) Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $118,580.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 29TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-175770 in favor of the Plaintiff -KINGSBRIDGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,925.21 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 8TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests DANIEL R. IXCOY AND SABIA IXCOY, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT THREE (3), IN BLOCK TWO (2), OF KINGSBRIDGE PLACE, SECTION THREE (3) A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NOS. 1897/B, 1898/A, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (“THE PROPERTY”) ALSO KNOWN AS 14703 WYNBOURN WAY, HOUSTON, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77083. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $203,700.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 18TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-169019 in favor of the Plaintiff -FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET AL, Plaintiff, for the sum of $7,369.39 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests ISABEL GONZALEZ had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 6400000281500907/CPC:R107733/ LOT FIFTEEN(15), BLOCK TWENTY EIGHT (28), IN RIDGEWOOD ESTATES AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 5 PAGE 29 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, (SAID PROPERTY WHOLLY IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS) (ACCOUNT NUMBER 6400000281500907.) ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $95,340.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 11TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-166350 in favor of the Plaintiff -FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET AL, Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,013.98 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 19TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests JAMES Z. OJEDA & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 18TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #07-DCV-157242 in favor of the Plaintiff -FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET AL, Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,908.22 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests DAREUS M. COLE & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.:

Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 3450030050800907/CPC:R66362 LOT 8 IN BLOCK 5 OF GATEWAY ACRES, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 413, PAGE 529 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKED VALUE: $48,820.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: CPC 2500010011300907/ LOT 13 IN BLOCK 1 OF REPLAT OF CHASEWOOD SUBDIVISION, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 7, PAGE 4 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKED VALUE: $105,670.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306 CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 11TH day of OCTOBER 2010 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 HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,608.03 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests THEOTIS OWENS AND MARILYN YVONNE OWENS, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY 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. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $118,480.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 400th District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on September 28th, 2010 in cause numbered 07dcv157821 styled Village of Oak Lakes Homeowners Assoc vs. Michael E. Anderson and Nicole B. Cheek, in which a judgment was rendered on December 20, 2007 in favor of Village of Oak Lakes Homeowners Assoc for the sum of Four Hundred Eighty Eight Dollars and Forty Five Cents ($488.45); plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ. I have levied upon the below listed property on October 20, 2010 and will on December 7, 2010, Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest Michael E. Anderson and Nicole B. Cheek to and in the following described Real Property: Lot Four (4), in Block Two (2) of Village of Oak Lake Estates, Section Three (3), a subdivision in Fort Bend County, Texas, according to the plat thereof recorded in slide number 1460/B of the map/plat records of Fort Bend County, Texas together with all improvements located thereon, also known as 15322 Cobblestone Point Ct, Sugar Land, Texas The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Village of Oak Lakes Homeowners Assoc, Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: December 7, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY: DEPUTY S. STEELE

ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 18TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-170211n favor of the Plaintiff -FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET AL, Plaintiff, for the sum of $15,287.54+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests MARION FAULTRY AKA MARIAN FAULTRY & ET AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 1: GEO: 0025000004800907/ CPC: R32510/ AN UNDIVIDED 1/6 INTEREST IN 116.49 ACRES OF LAND,

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 29TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-164790 in favor of the Plaintiff - MEADOWCREEK ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,443.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 8TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests HILLARY MOSES had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 10, BLOCK 19, OF MEADOWCREEK SUBDIVISION, SECTION 5, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 22, PAGE 43, IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $170,040.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 29TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-168029 in favor of the Plaintiff - MEADOWCREEK ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,000.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 8TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests ROBERT K. BROWN had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 4, BLOCK 18, OF MEADOWCREEK SUBDIVISION, SECTION 5, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 22, PAGE 43, IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $129,850.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 29TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-168751 in favor of the Plaintiff - MEADOWCREEK ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,396.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 8TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests BEVAN WALKER had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 10, BLOCK 3, OF MEADOWCREEK SUBDIVISION, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 12, PAGE 12, IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $82,390.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 29TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-172638 in favor of the Plaintiff - MEADOWCREEK ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,198.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 8TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests TIMOTHY MAI had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 22, BLOCK 1, OF MEADOWCREEK SUBDIVISION, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 12, PAGE 12, IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $115,130.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 11TH day of OCTOBER 2010 by the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-167757 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL VALLEY EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff, for the sum of 1,093.00 +++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 25TH day of OCTOBER, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests GOREE BYRD AND ERRANA J. BYRD had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed there to. All sales are final. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 6, BLOCK 22, OF QUAIL VALLEY EAST SUBDIVISION, SECTION 4, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 12, PAGE 3, IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $91,340.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse.

ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306 MORE OR LESS SITUATED IN THE DAVID FITZGERALD SURVEY, A-25, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING THE SAME LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS SHARE NO. 1 IN A JUDGEMENT RECORDED IN VOLUME Y, PAGE 492, ET SEQ., DISTRICT COURT RECORDS, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE. TRACT 2: GEO: 0025000004810907/ CPC: R32512/AN UNDIVIDED 1/6 INTEREST IN 116.49 ACRES OF LAND, MORE OR LESS SITUATED IN THE DAVID FITZGERALD SURVEY, A-25, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING THE SAME LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS SHARE NO. 1 IN A JUDGEMENT RECORDED IN VOLUME Y, PAGE 492, ET SEQ., DISTRICT COURT RECORDS, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE. ADJUDGED/MARKED VALUE: TRACT 1$74,190.00 TRACT 2: $74,190.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306


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Images of America: Sugar Land The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation has published a new book entitled Images of America: Sugar Land. Vintage photographs and the stories behind those images depict the story of Sugar Land’s evolution, from a company town to the thriving city it is today. The scheduled release date is Monday, Nov. 29, and pre-orders are currently being accepted through the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation. The 128-page, paperback book is filled with 200 photos, some published for the first time, courtesy of the Imperial Sugar Company and collections from private citizens. Through these historic photographs, readers are offered a unique glimpse of Sugar Land’s history, from the earliest settlers in the 1820s, to modern day. Images of America: Sugar Land will make a wonderful gift for the holidays. Don’t miss your chance to own this limited edition and a piece of Sugar Land’s history. The price of the book, including sales tax is $23.80. Shipping within the United States is available for an additional charge of $7. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation, which exists to research, collect, preserve, and communicate the history, culture, and values of the Sugar Land community. To place an order online, visit the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation’s Web site at www.slheritage.org and click on the “Own a Piece of History” link to download an order form. Additionally, orders will be accepted in person or over the phone by contacting SLHF Executive Director Eleanor Barton at ebarton@slheritage.org or 281-494-0261. For more information about the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation and the Images of America: Sugar Land book, please visit www.slheritage.org. GREEN MEETING. New grass-roots group, Missouri City Green, aims to promote environmental benefits and beautification efforts in Missouri City. The group will have a general meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Missouri City Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, next to City Hall. For questions or more information, join the Missouri Green group on Meetup.com or email mocitygreen@gmail.com.

THE MISER. The HCC Southwest College Fine Arts Department will present Moliere’s comic masterpiece The Miser Nov. 17 – 21. This famous French farce revolves around the penny-pinching skinflint Harpagon who, despite his wealth, cannot bear to part with any of his money. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Annex Theatre, 13645 Murphy Road, Suite 250, in Stafford. Call 713-718-6369. CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS TO: UNKNOWN FATHER ADDRESS UNKNOWN and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s), You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do (does) not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The petition of CHOUDHARY, SUBROTO BHANJA; DAS, MITHALI AJIT, Petitioner, was filed in the 387TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas on the November 01,2010 against UNKNOWN FATHER, Respondent(s), numbered 10DCV-185322, and entitled In the Interest of Kartiki a Child. The suit request TO TERMINATE THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. The date and place of birth of the child(ren) who is/are the subject of the suit: The Court has authority in this suit to render an order in the child(ren)’s interest which will be binding on you, including the termination of the parentchild relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child(ren)’s adoption. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 9th day of November, 2010. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT: MELODY B ROYALL THE ROYALLS 1177 W LOOP SOUTH, SUITE 650 HOUSTON TX 77027 713-462-6500 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy District Clerk Daisy Reyes Telephone: 281-633-7620

Texans Insurance & Financial Group, Inc 101 Southwestern Blvd, Ste 230 Sugar Land, TX 77478-3535 PH (281)277-7800 FAX (281)277-7801 basil@texansinsure.com

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on theSeptember 30, 2010 by the District Courts Dallas County, Texas in cause #DC-10-0297-J in favor of the Plaintiff -Southern Star Concrete, inc., Plaintiff, for the sum of $17,088.00+++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on on October 28, 2010 and will offer for sale on the 7TH day of DECEMBER, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - NEW LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: Legal Description: BEING A 4.4226 ACRE (192,650 SQUARE FEET) TRACT OF LAND AND BEING OUT OF THAT CALLED 5.2665 ACRE TRACT IN F.B.C.C.F #9352131, SAVE AND EXCEPT THAT CALLED 0.8439 ACRE TRACT IN F.B.C.C.F. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: (BASES OF BEARING WHERE DERIVED BY RTK GPS OBSERVATIONS BASED ON TEXAS STATE PLANE COORDINATES TEXAS SOUTH CENTRAL ZONE NAD 83 GEOID 03); COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 21 BLOCK 1 OF BRIAREGATE SECTION 9 AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 34 OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT RECORDS ON THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF WEST FUQUA DR8IVE (100’ R.O.W) SAME BEING THE SOUTHERLY CORNER OF SAID SAVE AND EXCEPT O.8439 ACE TRACT; THENCE NORTH 40 DEGREES 31’ 37” EAST, ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF WEST FUQUA DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 50.54 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON ROOD WITH CAP SET FOR THE COMMON EAST CORNER OF SAID 0.8439 ACRE TRACT AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT; THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES 51’ 37” WEST, ALONG AND SAID NORTHERLY LINE OF 0.8439 ACRE TRACT AND THE HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT, AND THROUGH 75’ WIDE UNITED TEXAS TRANSMISSION PIPELINE EASEMENT AS DESCRIBED IN INSTRUMENTS RECORDED IN VOLUME 277, PAGE 305 AND VOLUME 316, PAGE 383 OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY DEED RECORDS A DISTANCE OF 703.11 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON ROD WITH CAPO SET FOR THE COMMON WEST CORNER OF SAID 0.8439 ACRE TRACT AND THE HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT IN THE SOUTH LINE OF A 200’ WIDE DRAINAGE EASEMENT AS DESCRIBED IN DEED RECORDED IN VOLUME 509, PAGE 360 OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY DEED RECORDS;

CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS TO: UNKNOWN MOTHER ADDRESS UNKNOWN and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s), You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do (does) not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The petition of CHOUDHARY, SUBROTO BHANJA; DAS, MITHALI AJIT, Petitioner, was filed in the 387TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas on the November 01, 2010 against UNKNOWN MOTHER, Respondent(s), numbered 10-DCV-185322, and entitled In the Interest of Kartiki a Child. The suit request TO TERMINATE THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. The date and place of birth of the child(ren) who is/are the subject of the suit: The Court has authority in this suit to render an order in the child(ren)’s interest which will be binding on you, including the termination of the parentchild relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child(ren)’s adoption. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 9th day of November, 2010. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT: MELODY B ROYALL THE ROYALLS 1177 W LOOP SOUTH, SUITE 650 HOUSTON TX 77027 713-462-6500 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy District Clerk Daisy Reyes Telephone: 281-633-7620

CITATION BY PUBLICATION DIVORCE The State of Texas TO: Romer Gonzales Guinanao, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent GREETINGS: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 AM on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The First Amended Petition for Divorce was filed in the 328th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, on November 30, 2009 against Romer Gonzales Guinanao, being numbered 09-DCV-174468 and entitled In the Matter of the Marriage of Melanie H. Canon Guinanao and Romer Gonzales Guinanao and in the Interest of Rommel Adrian Guinanao, A Child. The suit requests divorce. The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child(ren)’s interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parentchild relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child(ren)’s adoption. Issued and given under my hand and seal of the said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 10th day of November, 2010. Petitioner’s Attorney: Nancy Lusk 101 Southwestern #211 Sugar Land TX 77478 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas Deputy District Clerk Amanda 281-238-3282

CITATION BY PUBLICATION DIVORCE The State of Texas TO: Wendle Craig Smith, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent GREETINGS: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 AM on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The Petition for Divorce of Leslie Anne Smith, Petitioners, was filed in the 328th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on the November 02,2010 against Wendle Craig Smith, Respondent, being numbered 10-DCV185318, and entitled In the Matter of the Marriage of Leslie Anne Smith and Wendle Craig Smith. The suit requests Divorce. The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. Issued and given under my hand and seal of the said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 8th day of November, 2010. Petitioner’s Attorney: LESLIE ANNE SMITH 6105 RANDON SCHOOL RD ROSENBERG TX 77471 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas Deputy District Clerk Adele Crane 281-341-4524

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. to vacate plat of Huntington Place Section 1, being a 27.843 acre subdivision containing 133 lots in 3 blocks and 7 reserves, located in the William Pettus League, Abstract 68, recorded on May 20, 2008 of the Fort Bend County Plat Records plat No. 20080097, Precinct. 1. Plat, Subdivision and Dedication be vacated and canceled so as to convert all of the said platted property to acreage tracts as same existed before such property was platted, subdivided and recorded. 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

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Sealed submittals (1) one original and (7) seven copies, addressed to the City Secretary Office of the City of Sugar Land, Texas, will be received until 3:00 o’clock p.m., Friday, December 03, 2010 for: REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 2011-03 PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES CITY OF SUGAR LAND SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT Submissions shall be appropriately marked in the upper left hand corner as follows: REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 2011-03 PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES CITY OF SUGAR LAND SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT Signed and sealed submittals shall be delivered to the City Secretary Office on or before 3:00 o’clock p.m., Friday, December 03, 2010, City of Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. All submissions received after the appointed time shall be returned to submitter unopened. Notice of the award of contract shall be given by the City within one hundred and twenty (120) days following the date for the opening of submittals. The City reserves the right to revise or amend the specifications prior to the date set for opening of submittals. Such revisions or amendments, if any, will be announced by addenda or addendum to the specifications. Copies of such addenda so issued will be furnished to all prospective submitters and may or may not affect the submission opening date.

THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 11’ 02” EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF 200’ DRAINAGE EASEMENT, A DISTANCE OF 956. 45 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON ROD WITH CAP SET ON SAID NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF WEST FUQUA DRIVE, FOR THE EAST CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT;

The City of Sugar Land reserves the right to reject any and all submissions and to waive informalities in submittals received. The award will be made based on a panel evaluation of submittals received.

THENCE SOUTH 40 DEGREES 31’ 37” WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF WEST FUQUA DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 553.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND CONTAINING 4.4226 ACRES OF LAND, SAID ADDRESS BEING 6400 WEST FUQUA, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489.

Request for Qualifications documents may be secured from the City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, or by registering at https://www.bidsync.com. Registration is free. All documents, amendments and other information relating to the submittal will be posted on this site.

TERMS: CASH TIME: Sale to be held at or about 11: 00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Fort Bend Precinct Two By Lieutenant G. Majors #73 Deputy Constable

For questions regarding this request for qualification, please contact Jason Poscovsky, Contract Administrator, Telephone (281) 275-2302, or email jposcovsky@ sugarlandtx.gov. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary

Legal Notices LEGAL NOTICE REQUESTS FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS Sealed Qualification Statements will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg TX 77471 for the following until THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010 AT 1:30 P.M. (CST). Q11-021 – PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR DESIGN OF BRIDGES; Q11-022 – PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR DESIGN OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all qualification statements received. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for the traffic control plan prohibiting overnight parking of commercial motor vehicles on Summer Park Drive as petitioned by the Summer Park Apartment Community pursuant to Texas Transportation Code Ann. §545.307, Precinct 2. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids in triplicate, one (1) original and two (2) copies, addressed to the City of Sugar Land, Texas, will be received until 11:00 o’clock a.m., Thursday, December 2, 2010, for: PURCHASE OF AUTO PARTS Sealed bids shall be appropriately marked as follows: BID NO. 2011-02 PURCHASE OF AUTO PARTS BIDDER’S NAME, ADDRESS, AND DUE DATE Bidder shall sign and date the bid. Bids that are not signed and dated will be rejected. Signed and sealed bids shall be delivered to the City Secretary Office, on or before 11:00 o’clock a.m., Thursday, December 2, 2010, City of Sugar Land City Hall, Suite 122, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. All bids received after the appointed time shall be returned to bidder unopened. Notice of the award of contract shall be given by the City within thirty (30) days following the date for the opening of bids. The City reserves the right to revise or amend the specifications prior to the date set for opening of bids. Such revisions or amendments, if any, will be announced by addenda or addendum to the specifications. Copies of such addenda so issued will be furnished to all prospective bidders and may or may not affect the bid opening date. The City of Sugar Land reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in bids received. The award will be made to the lowest responsible bidder. ITB documents may be secured from City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, or by registering at https://www.bidsync.com. Registration is free. All bid documents, amendments and other information relating to the bid will be posted at this site. For questions regarding this bid, please contact Jason Poscovsky, Contract Administrator, Telephone (281) 275-2302 or via email at jposcovsky@sugarlandtx.gov Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary

No.10-CCV-042391 IN THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW NUMBER TWO (2) OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS V WILLIE M. FLORA, PAMELA EDWARDS, RACHAEL EDWARDS, MARY E. JACKSON, VERNA THOMPSON, VICKIE GREEN, MICHAEL ROBBINS, KENNETH PITTMAN, LONNIE JONES, CLIFFORD THOMAS, LAWRENCE J. KELLEY, JR., CARLA THOMAS, BEVERLY J. THOMAS a/k/a BEVERLY CHILDS, BEATRICE KELLEY, ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE AND HARRIET SMITH, ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WHO ARE KNOWN BUT CANNOT BE LOCATED AND/OR EVADE SERVICE, AND ALL UNKNOWN PROPERTY OWNERS/ AND/OR LIEN HOLDERS, et al. BRIEF ON CITATION BY PUBLICATION. In the name and by the authority of the State of Texas: Notice is hereby given to the following Defendants: To: All Unknown Heirs of the Estate of George and Harriet Smith and all unknown property owners and/or lien holders, hereafter called Defendants whose residence, address and whereabouts are unknown, and if deceased, legally incapacitated or dissolved, the unknown heirs, devisees, successors and legal representatives, and unknown spouse or spouses, each and all of whose residences, addresses and whereabouts are unknown, and if they are deceased, legally incapacitated or dissolved, their unknown heirs, devisees, successors and legal representatives. TO: ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WHO ARE KNOWN BUT CANNOT BE LOCATED AND OR EVADE SERVICE You are commanded to appear before the Special Commissioners appointed by the Judge of the Fort Bend County Civil Court at Law Number Two (2) on January 13, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fort Bend County Attorney’s Conference Room, 301 Jackson St., Suite 728, Richmond, Texas 77469, who shall then and there assess the value of the property belonging to Defendants which are sought to be condemned by Plaintiff, Cause No. 10-CCV-042391 styled Fort Bend County, Texas v. Willie M. Flora, Pamela Edwards, Rachel Edwrads, Mary E. Jackson, Verna Thompson, Vickie Green, Michael Robbins, Kenneth Pittman, Lonnie Jones, Clifford Thomas, Lawrence J. Kelley, Jr., Carla Thomas, Beverly J. Thomas a/k/a Beverly Childs, Beatrice Kelley, All Unknown Heirs of the Estate of George and Harriet Smith, All Property Owners who are known but cannot be located and/or evade service, and All Unknown Property Owners and/or Lien Holders, Fort Bend County, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District and City of Richmond are Defendants. The Second Amended Original Statement and Petition for Condemnation filed on November 2, 2010 discloses that the nature of the suit is a condemnation case. Plaintiff seeks fee title to 0.145 acre of land more particularly described in the attached Exhibit A of Plaintiff ’s Second Amended Original Statement. Attorneys for Plaintiff are Fort Bend County Assistant County Attorneys, William H. “Bill” Vidor and Joe W. Cox, 301 Jackson Street, Suite 728, Richmond, Texas 77469. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court in the City of Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, on the 8th day of November, 2010. Dianne Wilson, Clerk of Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469. By Deputy Holly Clemons


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Fort Bend ISD Health Advisory Council places first in Dragon Boat Regatta Fort Bend ISD’s School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) fielded a rookie Dragon Boat team (see photo at right) in the recent Dragon Boat Regatta on Brooks Lake in Sugar Land…. and came home with a plaque, placing first in Division B! The SHAC is a group of interested parents, community members and district staff that meets regularly to address Coordinated School Health issues for district students, staff and parents. Coordinated School Health includes nutrition, physical education, health education, employee wellness, nursing services, counseling, psychological and social work services, family and community involvement, and a healthy and safe school environment. The goal is to have all of those components working together to provide consistent messages to students, staff, and parents to encourage healthy lifestyle choices. The SHAC saw the Dragon Boat event as a very healthy and fun activity that would build teamwork, while being physically active and socially interactive. The nature of the Dragon Boat Regatta also means that the event was a culturally broadening experience. With great weather and placing first in the division, all the SHAC members had a wonderful experience. For more information about the SHAC, contact Bob Conlon, Director of Student Support Services with FBISD. Or check out the SHAC webpage at http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/shac/ default.cfm

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Operation Thanksgiving: Stuff the squad car

As Missouri City families prepare to stuff their turkeys and holiday stockings, the “Show Me City” is offering residents an opportunity to help their neighbors in need. The Missouri City Police Department will host its second annual “Operation Thanksgiving—Stuff the Squad Car” on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon at Public Safety Headquarters, 3849 Cartwright Road. Residents are invited to “fill a black-and-white car with canned and nonperishable food items that will assist area families in need this Thanksgiving,” said Det.

Sonny McClamrock, who is helping to organize the event. “The items will be donated to local food pantries that are in need during these difficult economic times.” If residents want to contribute donations in advance, they are welcome to drop them off at Police Department headquarters through Friday, Nov. 19. For more information, call Det. McClamrock at 281-403-8736. Last year’s inaugural event “had an extremely good turnout” and residents packed five squad cars and part of a 20-foot trailer with donations.

It was another Dew-DaDay at the DeWalt Heritage Center (ole Dew House) Saturday, Nov. 13 as volunteers and Sienna Girl Scout Troop 3704 gave “hi-ho, hi-ho,” new meaning as they worked together to complete a multitude of tasks to further ready this historic home for its grand opening to the general public on Jan.9. Troop 3704, under the leadership of Kellye Brooks, Lanie Hauschel, Shandra Butler and Kathy Artinian, set to work clearing, weeding and turning the earth of what is to be an herb garden near the Dew House Kitchen. They also worked together to recreate a cotton bale, typical of the crops that were once grown by area planters

as well as put together a display of Sugar Cane, another prevalent crop. Junior Girl Scouts included were: Clio Artinian, Jillian Brooks, Sarina Butler, Claire Domenic-Smith, Rachel Hauschel, Laura Key, Megan McComb, Aurora Skavatos, Juliana and Kristina Viro. Before setting to work on their projects, the girls were given a tour of the house by FBCMA Special Project Historian Diane Ware. Irv Smith lent his energy and muscle toward oiling the wood of several old desks that are to be display cases as well as cleaning the gigantic metal bell that once called workers to meals and tasks. Fort Bend Independent columnist Janice Scanlan, af-

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Missouri City’s inaugural Stuff the Squad Car event, shown above, drew widespread support from the community. Helping with the Police Department were Det. Sonny McClamrock and Police Officer Marquita Weatherall. “Missouri City has a generlike this where neighbors are ous spirit and we are proud to helping one another shows partner with our citizens again why this is a great place to for a great cause,” said Police live.” Chief Joel Fitzgerald. “Events

ter interviewing stained glass artisan Ed Schwer, who created and donated the stained glass in the upper story door, cleaned the glass of a beautiful display case. Historical Commissioner Dr. Randal Glenn was once again up on ladders installing curtain rods and changing out light bulbs. To everyone’s delight, Scanlan Crossing’s music teacher Jaci Elliott tested out the antique piano in the ole dining room before going outdoors to plant knockout roses at the side of the house... inside and out, the DeWalt Heritage Center was truly alive in the spirit of the Dew Family, the once DeWalt Community, and in the spirit of giving upon us!

As you can see from his expression, Missouri City’s Pet of the Week, Tango, can’t wait to be part of your home! He’s a handsome Wire Hair Fox Terrier mix that’s looking for a special partner. Tango is about 1 ½ years old and would make a wonderful addition to a family. He enjoys running, crawling on his tummy and playing with toys. If you would like to welcome Tango into your heart this holiday season, you’re asked to make an appointment by calling the Missouri City Animal Shelter at 281-403-8970. The shelter is located behind the City Hall complex at 1923 Scanlin Rd. The City’s website also features an Adopt-A-Pet listing with information about adoption fees and requirements for adopting a pet. For more information, visit www.missouricitytx. gov/Government/Public-Works/Animal-Control and click on the “Adopt-A-Pet” link.

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Girl Scout Troop 3704 constructs a hay bale exhibit. (Photo D.Ware)


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