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VOL 6 No. 48

FAIR. BALANCED. INFORMATIVE. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

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Official newspaper of Fort Bend County, Missouri City & Sugar Land

First “Show Me City Ride of Pride” set for Dec. 1

Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen, left, with Councilman Don Smith. Missouri City, in partnership with State Senator Rodney Ellis, is set to host its First Annual “Show Me City Ride of Pride” on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to noon. Participants will launch their 8.55-mile cycle from Community Park (Pavilion 4), 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane. The ride will wind through several scenic subdivisions, giving riders an opportunity to view the area’s natural beauty and enjoy a fun fitness exercise, and end at the Park. Stretching from Cartwright Road in the north and reaching Lake Olympia Parkway in the south, the bike ride will

feature 75 cyclists, and has already garnered attention with area businesses. Popular local business Sugar Cycles is an event sponsor and helped Missouri City staff plan the route, and companies such as Fiesta, CenterPoint Energy, Niagara Bottling, LLC and Leonetti Graphics are also supporting the inaugural ride. “We pride ourselves on creating and hosting innovative programs for citizens and are excited about this new City event and encourage everyone to get involved as a rider, volunteer or cheerleader,” said Parks & Recreation Director Larry Foos.

State Sen. Rodney Ellis “Missouri City is known nationwide as one of America’s best places to live, work and play and we are looking forward to showcasing the strength of our community and corporate partnerships on December 1,” he said. The “Ride of Pride” is open to area residents who are 16 and older and the entry fee is a toy donation that will be used as part of the City’s annual toy drive in support of Toys for Tots. To ensure public safety regulations are met during the ride, the event will only include 75 bicyclists. All participants will receive a free Tshirt, gift bag and refreshments

from “Ride of Pride” sponsors. “This bike ride is a way to highlight the community in a way we’ve never done before,” explained District B Council Member Don Smith, who spearheaded the event. Emphasizing the importance of area partnerships to community projects, State Senator Rodney Ellis, whose District 13 includes portions of Missouri City, said: “This ride is a great example of community leaders joining together to create an exciting, new event for Missouri City. I hope everyone will come out, spend a little time on a bike, and meet some of their neighbors.”

Congressman Pete Olson was humbled on Friday to honor local hero, Stafford Police Officer Ann Carrizales. Officer Carrizales was shot twice during a routine police stop on Oct. 26th, but somehow managed to chase the suspects down until backup arrived. Olson thanked the mother and former Marine for her courage and dedication to protecting our community. He also recently delivered a speech on the House floor paying tribute to her heroism.

Fort Bend County Appraisal Review Board needs members

Members of the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) say public service, not a paycheck, motivates them to listen day after day to citizen protests regarding values, exemptions and other matters. Fort Bend County Administrative District Judge James Shoemake is seeking applicants to fill large number of upcoming vacancies on the appraisal review board now as the appointments must be made by January 1. Training of new members will begin in early 2014 with protests beginning in May. The Appraisal Review Board is intended to be an informal jurylike tribunal that hears taxpayer challenges to the value, exemptions and other matters that the professional appraisers of the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District (FBCAD) assign to properties. The ARB members typically break into five to nine panels of three members each to hear protests. There are between 15,000 and 28,000 cases to be heard from early May through July. Judge Shoemake is concerned with having ARB members representative of all areas and ethnicities of the county. If some spots go unfilled, it can lead to delays in finalizing the appraisal rolls for local governments. The Property Tax Code requires that the appraisal records are certified by July 20, or as soon thereafter as practical. PTC § 41.12 (b) “The appraisal review board must complete substantially all timely filed protests before approving the appraisal records and may not approve the records if the sum of the appraised values, as determined by the chief appraiser, of all properties on which a protest has been filed but not determined is more than five percent of the total appraised value of all other taxable properties.” Applications are available online at: http://www.fbcad.org/. Missouri City Ballet is Please submit applications to Alan Moody, FBCAD Liaison, at pleased to welcome local Girl FBCADliaison@fbcad.org. Scouts to participate in their Nutcracker Patch Program. Local troops should contact: cathy@missouricityballet.org for more information. You may buy your tickets at missouricityballet.org or by By BARBARA FULENWIDER the corridor from other major In approximately three to roads and making it a multicalling 832-387-MCB1. The fi ve years, a highly important mobility road by adding sideStafford Centre is located at road that starts in Houston, walks and bicycle lanes. 10505 Cash Road in Stafford. He said that FM 1092 curgoes through Stafford and ends Photos— Amitava Sarkar. in Missouri City will get a ma- rently has double the crash rate jor makeover that is designed of similar corridors around the to make driving it safer and state so making it safer is a top faster and visually much more priority and will be done by perishable items will be col- attractive. adding numerous left turn lanes lected throughout the event at The road is FM 1092 and and medians. the Channel 13 booth located on on Nov. 20 the Stafford City Improving 1092 will also City Walk Drive. Council heard plans for it from create more economic develLast but not least, gather with two Houston-Galveston Area opment opportunities along it. family and friends around the Council (H-GAC) represen- Carleton said there are numerspectacular 40 foot Christmas tatives. It will not only carry ous driveways along the cortree located in the middle of Sug- more traffic, it will also help ridor and that the road has a ar Land Town Square plaza to bring more development to that significant amount of traffic. help Santa and Mrs. Claus wel- road. Another thing the study did come in the holiday season with Geoff Carleton, with Traf- was look at the intersections the annual lighting of the tree. fic Engineers Inc., contracted where the largest number of acThe event is free and open to with H-GAC, on the study that cidents occur. the public. A free shuttle service includes goals and objectives, Carleton noted that when gowill run from Mercer Stadium, background of the project, ing from FM 1092 to U.S. 59 16403 Lexington Blvd., to Sugar recommendations to improve that area needs to be re-striped Land Town Square from 4:30- it and how to get them imple- and widened to make it clearer 8:30 p.m. mented -- paid for. The corridor to drivers where they need to Parking will also be available through Stafford is 3.1 miles be to turn left and also to imin the Texas and Lone Star ga- – from southwest Houston to prove the level of delay that rages located in Town Square. drivers experience. Dove Country Road. For more information, visit “We will propose additional Carleton told city council www.sugarlandtx.gov or call members that the goals include left turn lanes there and at the (281) 275-2885. See ROAD, Page 5 improving mobility access to

Missouri City Ballet to perform an annual holiday classic

Missouri City Ballet Company is delighted to once again be bringing a seasonal favorite, The Nutcracker, to the Stafford Centre stage. Three magical performances are scheduled; Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. You can expect children and adults alike, to be enchanted by the delightful scenery and party-going antics of Act 1. Reprising their roles this year

is Mr. Karl Reiter, as Clara’s grandfather, and Mr. Stephen Gimenez, who superbly performs his role as Drosselmeyer. Act 2 features a trip to the Land of Sweets, where Clara is charmed by the many dances from far off lands and is mesmerized by dream-like characters. Appearing once again for Missouri City Ballet, is guest artist, Christopher Cardenas, performing as the Nutcracker Prince.

Missouri City Ballet dancers are fortunate to be performing under the guidance of their superbly talented artistic director, Ms. Sharon Teague, a retired first soloist of Houston Ballet. Also accompanying her is their accomplished ballet mistress, Ms. Kristen Thomas-Martin, formerly of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Their combined direction has taken the company to a new level this year.

Santa Claus is coming to town for Christmas Tree Lighting Don’t miss the magic this holiday season! Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elves will be in Sugar Land Town Square on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5 - 8 p.m. The steps of city hall will light up with excitement and entertainment as local community

groups fill the stage starting at 5 p.m. Family and friends will be able to enjoy holiday performances and festivities throughout the night. In addition to the main stage performances, guests will also be able to stroll down City Walk Drive and participate

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in games and activities or grab a bite from one of the various food vendors offering a selection of tasty treats for sale. The holiday spirit will come alive with dancing elves, a larger-than-life nutcracker, snowmen and other walk-around entertainment, including a magician with a few tricks up his sleeve. Step inside a winter wonderland, and take a picture inside a giant snow globe! Families will also have the opportunity to receive a free picture with Santa provided by Catch the Moment Photography. The City of Sugar Land will once again be participating in the “Share your Holiday’s Food Drive” benefiting the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Canned food and non-

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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital uses advanced 3D technology for facial reconstructive surgery Bryan Godoy is a fit and healthy 17-year-old who is extremely active and passionate about sports. He had just graduated high school and was looking forward to starting college when he was accidentally kicked in the face during a soccer game. The bones supporting his left eye and left face were shattered and deformed, pushed inwards by about an inch and pushing his eye and jaw out of place. “This was one of the worst fractures I have ever seen, even considering cases I have treated following car accidents and in patients who had been bucked in the face by a horse,” said Dr. Jon Mathy, a board certified plastic surgeon with additional subspecialty fellowship training in microvascular surgery and head & neck surgery at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Because of specialists providing expert facial reconstruction surgery that uses

cutting-edge 3D CT scan technology, Bryan’s bone fragments were systematically returned to their anatomic positions. “We are pleased to provide these services to those patients in the Fort Bend community who suffer traumatic facial injuries,” Mathy said. “In the past, patients in our area would have to travel to the medical center for complex facial reconstructive surgery. Now they can receive the same level of expert care close to home.” 3D CT scan technology provides Mathy with highresolution, 3D renderings of a patient’s facial anatomy that he can use to plan individualized treatments to optimize their facial function and aesthetics. After Bryan’s operation, the Imaging Department at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital performed a fine-cut, high-resolution CT scan of Bryan’s craniofacial bones. These were stitched

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Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jon Mathy, with patient Bryan Godoy

3D CT scan rendering of Bryan’s facial bones following surgery with hardware in place together into a 3D rendering that allowed Dr. Mathy to assess the outcome of the operation, including hardware positioning and facial symmetry. “3D CT scan technology is extremely helpful from a reconstructive and cosmetic standpoint,” says Dr. Mathy. “It allowed me to evaluate Bryan’s facial bones in three dimensions to ensure that we had restored the functional elements of his face important for vision and eating. It also allowed me to optimize facial symmetry and aesthetic appearance. For Bryan, we were able to restore his appearance and correct the traumatic disfigurement that he had.” Bryan is extremely pleased with the

results. “I am so thankful for the level of expert care I received from Dr. Mathy and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital,” says Bryan. “I can look in the mirror and feel good about myself again.” For more information about Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit houstonmethodist.org/sugarland or call 281-274-7500 for a physician referral.

Christmas Concert and Open Auditions on Dec. 7 Get into the holiday spirit with the Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas and attend their annual Christmas concert on Saturday, December 7th with family and friends. Three performing choirs – Training, Town and Tour – will be showcased at Sugar Land Baptist Church, 16755 Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land at 7 p.m. Special guests include Music Magic, the organization’s music class for 6 and 7 year olds! Tickets are available by calling the choir office, from any choir member or at the door. Adult admission is $15 and children 12 and under are $5. All proceeds from the Christmas Mu-

Past Tour Choirboy Philip Chong sicale are used for program support, operational expenses and scholarships.

Open Auditions are also available for boys that love music and singing. Boys age eight (8) and older with unchanged voices are invited to audition. No previous singing experience is necessary. Open auditions will be held at the First United Methodist Church Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX from 9 a.m. – 12 Noon on Saturday, Dec. 7. Scholarships and carpooling assistance are available.Find out more about the Fort Bend Boys Choir and how they make a difference in the lives of boys by visiting their website at www.fbbctx. org; or, call the choir office at (281) 240-3800 to schedule an alternate audition time.

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Judge Jeff McMeans announces re-election bid

Fort Bend County Court at Law #2 Judge Jeff McMeans has announced he will seek re-election as the Republican nominee in the March 4, 2014 primary election. McMeans was elected in 2010 and seeks his second term in office. His father, Walter McMeans, held the same office for 24 years before retiring. “My hope is to be as respected and as dedicated as my father was in his tenure as Judge,” he said in a statement. After earning his law degree McMeans in 1992, McMeans practiced in the areas of criminal, family, juvenile, civil and probate law. lawyer and mediator who ran He was a respected trial his successful law firm in Rich-

Fort Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land holds Fun Run / Walk Fundraiser The Fort Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land held its 31th Annual Fun Run / Walk on November 3, 2013. Over $21,000 was raised in Sponsor support and Runner / Walker Registrations. In addition over $7,000 in merchandise and services were given away in a drawing at the end of the race. Right, winners Raz Gambell and Natalia Dominguez The proceeds go to fund various youth related projects in Fort Bend County. The largest project is the College Scholarship Program in which we give to a graduating senior in each of the High Schools $1,000 payable to the University/College they are planning on attending. One Hundred Forty (149) registered for the event this year. Contact Bill Johnson for additional information at: 281734-3349.

Sugar Land Democrats ClubTurning Fort Bend Blue Members of the Sugar Land Democrats Club (SLDC) attended the grand opening of the new Fort Bend Democratic Party headquarters in Stafford on Nov. 9. Democrats packed the house with excitement for the upcoming campaigns. The evening was filled with laughter, great food and plenty of political strategizing. The highlight of the evening was a visit by U. S. Rep. Al Green who spoke of the important issues facing Texans, particularly women and minorities. In May of 2010, “Q” Imam and Deron Patterson, both of Sugar Land, formed the SLDC, for activists in Sugar Land and surrounding areas who are dedicated to educating, improving and uniting the Sugar Land community. In October, Ali Hasanali became Co-Chair/Treasurer and Ms. Amber Paaso became CoChair. “Q” and Deron remain active members in the club and were joined by Ali and Amber for the evening’s celebration. In addition to her new post with the SLDC, Paaso has just announced her intention to run against State Representative Rick Miller for District 26. She filed on Nov. 15. Local filing is ongoing until Dec. 9. Other local candidates who have filed include ( in order of filing) Grady Prestage for Commissioner, Pct. 2, Lila Villagomez for County Clerk, James Pirtie for County Judge, Joel Clouser for Justice of the Peace, Pct.2, Ron Reynolds for State Rep. District 27, Karen Mendoza for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Tameika Carter for County Court at Law #1, and Wilvin Carter for District Attorney. On Dec. 14, members will share the holiday spirit at Grimaldi’s in Sugar Land from 6-9 p.m. The SLDC will kick off the New Year on Jan. 10 at Big Ben Tavern from 6-8 p.m.

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NEWS Sugar Land makes history with largest capital improvement project

Residents who participated in a taste test on Nov. 8, 2008, returned to sample the final product after Sugar Land placed its new surface water treatment plant in service. The taste test was held at a surface water pilot plant near the banks of Oyster Creek, and it helped the City identify technology to ensure high quality drinking water for residents that looks and tastes great. Sugar Land is using a multi-barrier integrated membrane treatment process at the plant. Pictured (L-R) are Assistant City Manager Karen Daly; Councilmembers Steve R. Porter and Himesh Gandhi; resident Jim Kij; City Councilmember Harish Jajoo; residents John Novak, Yaffa Steubinger and Tom Coughlin; City Manager Allen Bogard; Senior Project Manager Michael Fox; and resident Jane Goodsill. The City’s new $69 million surface water treatment plant near the intersection of Voss and Burney Road in the Gannoway Lake area is operational. The plant has the distinction of being the largest capital improvement project ever completed by the City. Construction began in June 2011, and work included an administration/membrane building, chemical building, maintenance building, sludge dewatering building and various treatment units. The plant was built to meet the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s state mandate that 30 percent of the City’s water supply must come from a non-groundwater source, a requirement intended to reduce

subsidence that contributes to flooding in the area. Subsidence literally means the sinking of land surface. In the greater Houston area, subsidence is largely caused by pumping groundwater from aquifers, which results in the compression of many layers of clay beneath the land surface. Water suppliers who produce more than 10 million gallons of water per year must establish a plan resulting in a 30 percent reduction of groundwater consumption by 2014 and 60 percent by 2025. The surface water treatment plant will supply 9 million gallons per day with the capacity to expand to 22 million gallons per day in the future. The City has obtained water rights in Oyster Creek to sup-

ply the plant. Treated surface water leaving the plant will be pumped to two existing groundwater plants and mixed with treated groundwater before entering the citywide distribution system. “Mixing the two types of water before distribution ensures our customers will receive the same high quality, superior tasting drinking water they are accustomed to having flow from the tap,” said Assistant Director of Water Utilities Jessie Li. The City has seven groundwater plants, but the surface water treatment plant will be the first plant in the City’s potable water system that treats raw surface water to drinking water standards.

Holiday puppet show at Sienna branch library Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will host a special marionette show for the holidays, “’Twas The Night Before Christmas,” on Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. and at 11 a.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Master puppeteer Jean Kuecher, producer of Marionette Playhouse, will entertain children of all ages with a new holiday story, complete with Santa, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the lovely Snow Queen. The story begins in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole and follows Santa and Rudolph’s journey through a snowy forest, where the lovely Snow Queen provides a wonderful way to warm Rudolph’s nose and melt the snow away. The sleigh and its crew finally arrive at a family home, where Santa leaves gifts under the tree. The delicately hand-crafted marionettes are built by Kue-

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of the Friends of the Sienna Branch Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the Sienna Branch Library. The two performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-2382900 or 281-341-2677.

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Opinion When “Fee-Only” is not “Fee-Only” We all want things to be as they appear. If we see a Hollywood star in public, we want them to look exactly as they do in the movies. If we order the new dish from our favorite restaurant, we want it to taste as good as it looks in the commercial. And when advisors tell us they are “fee-only,” we want to believe that their clients are the only ones paying him. The adage goes that “appearances can be deceiving.” Movie stars aren’t as perfect as they seem in theaters, and the dish may not be as delicious as hoped. Likewise, some advisors may say they are fee-only, but in reality, it is something else. There are three primary compensation structures in the financial planning industry: fee-only, fee and commission (also known as fee-based), and commission-only. Each is unique in the incentives and motivations they provide the advisor. A fee-only advisor is held to the fiduciary standard, which means he must act in your best interest at all times. A commissioned advisor is held to the suitability standard, which means they just have to offer something that is generally suitable for you to use (i.e., it may or may not be

what’s best for you). According to the Sept. 27 Wall Street Journal article “Brokerages Pull Back on Fee Label,” several large brokerage firms have instructed their advisors with the Certified Financial Planner® designation to remove all references to “fee-only” from their websites and marketing material. The reason? The firms, and perhaps even the advisors themselves, were not fee-only. For example, an advisor may have only “fee” clients, but he is paid by an institution that sells commissioned products. There is the potential for the institution to encourage the advisor to invest client money into the businesses that own the proprietary products. But is this actually happening? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. According to the Aug. 19 issue of Investment News, Edward Jones has decided to sell proprietary investment products to their fee-based clients. This means they will sell investments that they have a beneficial interest in. This isn’t necessarily new, as Merrill Lynch owned a 49 percent stake in the investment firm BlackRock for several years (which is why many ML advisors recommended BlackRock investment funds).

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LETTER: Liability on diminished value debated To the Editor: In regards to Mr. Housewright’s column on insurance in the November 20 edition of the Fort Bend Independent, “Diminished value of autos not covered” your readers should be better informed than to accept an insurance agents opinion on liability for diminished value before assuming everything they read is accurate. Mr. Housewright quoted language from a 2000 Texas Department of Insurance Bulletin related to first party liability and follows up as if application of that language to third party liability would eliminate a person’s ability to collect diminished value for vehicular damage. What Mr. Housewright failed to include is the additional language of that same bulletin, available on-line by anyone performing a web search titled Commissioner’s Bulletin No. B-0027-00 that indicates “…An insurer may also be obligated to pay a third party claimant for any loss of market value of the claimant’s automobile, regardless of the completeness of the repairs, in a liability claim that the third party claimant may have against a policyholder. Further, an insurer may be obligated to pay a first party claimant under the uninsured/ underinsured motorist coverage provisions of the policy, for any loss of market value of the first party claimant’s automobile, regardless of the completeness of the repair.” In other words, a person not at fault for an accident can reasonably be expected to be able to recover any demonstrable diminished value claim should that diminished value be the result of the accident. After all, when dealing with the other parties insurer when their driver was at fault, the damaged party does not have a contract with that insurance company. That insurer represents their driver and there is no amount of legalese that could limit the injured parties recovery based on terms of an agreement the injured party is not a signatory too, in this case the at- fault drivers insurance policy. One could also seek recovery of diminished vehicular damage from an at-fault

driver’s insurer or your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on the legal theory of negligence as indicated in language of the Second Restatement of Torts Section 928 “Where the person is entitled to judgment for harm to chattels not amounting to a total destruction in value, the damages include compensation for: (a) the difference between the value of the chattel before the harm and the value after harm, or at plaintiffs election, the reasonable cost of repairs or restoration where feasible, with due allowance for any difference between the original value and the value after repairs and (b) the loss of use”. I got the impression reading this column it was misdirection and misinformation as part of an industry’s ongoing effort to avoid as much liability as possible for the results of events they are more than willing to take consumers money to supposedly provide coverage against loss for the circumstances of events requiring claim submission under an insurance policy. Robert Proffitt Missouri City Housewright responds: Certainly as Mr. Proffitt alleges I am an Insurance Agent and the article is within your “Opinion” section of your fine weekly newspaper which typically contains several very informative articles by many other respected professionals stating their “opinions” on sometimes complicated subjects in an attempt to provide your readership with a brief overview and opinion of sometimes complex subjects. I enjoy taking time from my very busy day as a servant of the public to attempt to provide opinions on complicated insurance issues in a format which is both short and informative and is very much so the personal opinions I have formed on that particular subject from over 20 years in the insurance industry. All types of insurance continue after all these years to provide financial security from the potential financial devastation losses of all types could create if not insured. While some may have dissimilar opinions by all means that is what makes our coun-

try so great — the freedom of speech. After all my opinions centered around the TDI’s definitive ruling stated “The position of the Department is that an insurer is not obligated to pay…” versus Mr. Proffitt’s opinions being centered around the verbiage “… An insurer may be obligated…” in the same TDI bulletin. Mr. Proffitt alleged I “failed to include” this in my opinion which I did purposefully because it contained no definitive information relative to the subject matter. It merely set the scene for a more definitive interpretation being required by other means typically in a court case. My reason for again writing the article for a local publication was from a client’s current issue on an automobile claim involving an alleged $334.61 diminishment of value claim which the Insurance Company has denied. The client comes to us as their agent seeking guidance in the matter. We are licensed to sell and service insurance not practice law. We discuss the issues of diminished value with our clients as I did in the article, which was an attempt to provide a public service to inform. As I suggest small claims court could be recourse for

this client in a matter involving a difference of $334.61 or by all means she could go out and secure legal counsel to pursue this issue but would it be economically feasible. This is very typical of the controversy of diminished value, a very small dollar amount as compared to the actual cost to repair the damage sustained to the vehicle. Based on all the verbiage and big words used in Mr. Proffitt’s remarks maybe this is what he is suggesting. I am not really sure but by all means this would be a method of recourse for all the avenues of settlement he is indicating. Indicating an Insurance Company has unlimited liabilities may be a far-reaching opinion which could only be settled in the courts. The subject of diminished value has been the issue in many court cases which were a basis of the formulation of my personal opinions and recommendations. However any reader should also be informed they have the right to seek legal advice and council from a licensed attorney of the law for any matter of which they might have including and not limited to diminished value of an auto involved in an auto accident. Basil Housewright, Jr. Sugar Land

Road From Page 1 same time improve pedestrian walkways to make sure people can get to the TI (Texas Instruments) property from many ways,” he said. Carleton continued: “There is a critical capacity issue on FM 1092. We need to provide stronger standards on driveways and we’re also thinking about a strong bicycle network.” The study also looked at how 1092 could help get commuters more access to METRO and it considered a high occupancy toll lane for drivers. The areas the study focused on are north around the METRO Park & Ride in Houston and how 1092 could link to it, the TI area that could be a catalyst for the corridor and Stafford, Cash Road, which could supply the city with more green space and Avenue E, which Carleton said, “has a lot of development opportunity.” When Carleton finished his presentation Councilman Cecil Willis described the plan as “intriguing, interesting, thought provoking and a modernistic approach to what we presently have out there.” He also noted that getting the project from plan to built through Stafford would involve his town, Houston and Harris and Fort Bend counties. Mayor Leonard Scarcella said, “The huge advantage to this study and implementation is having had it done by HGAC. Having H-GAC as the quarterback of this thing and them making sure it doesn’t fall through the cracks and isn’t put on the shelf is one of the most critical aspects of it. People in the know recognize that H-GAC can make this happen when a lot of other people will just be talking about it. The city will have to look carefully at this and see what we can do.” Stephan Gage, H-GAC senior transportation planner,

told council, “Once the studies are done you have to keep it in the public’s mind. When new businesses want to move in it’s up to you to tell them about it. That way they aren’t shocked and surprised when it’s implemented. That’s a big role you can play.” In a nod to Willis, Gage said, “Your three-to-five year estimate is probably correct, just based on funding availability. Eventually this will happen.” Scarcella wrapped up the agenda item by saying that city council, planning and zoning and the city’s economic development corporation must all “involve Stafford people in this.” He said the city has some highly significant property that the fine arts and convention center are on beside the 1092 corridor and it “must be taken care of.” Then the mayor said, “It appears TI has finally decided on a developer they intend to sell to. The important thing is we will have to work very carefully with these people who are doing it. They want to make it something very special. It will take a lot of money. “The city center in Houston is on 23 acres so you can basically put about eight of them in this area. Town Center in Sugar Land is around 35 acres so you are still talking about something five to six times bigger than that, so there’s tremendous potential. What happens on 1092 and how it plays into it is important because TI’s 92 acres will be exceedingly valuable.” Scarcella went on to say that he remembers when FM 1092 was a two-lane gravel road where cars got stuck every time it rained heavily. “You’d have to get a tractor to tow your car out. Now it’s seven lanes wide. We’ve got to make noise and beat the drum to make this thing happen. I think the TI project in itself will be a significant impetus to give it (1092) even more attention.”

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PUBLIC NOTICE FORT BEND COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FYs 2011 and 2012 CONSOLIDATED ACTION PLAN AMENDMENTS Fort Bend County proposes to amend its approved FYs 2011 and 2012 Consolidated Action Plans. The Consolidated Plan regulations at 24 CFR 91.505 state that a jurisdiction shall amend its approved plan whenever it makes one of the following decisions: (1) To make a change in its allocation priorities or a change in the method of distribution of funds; (2) To carry out an activity, using funds from any program covered by the consolidated plan (including program income), not previously described in the action plan; or (3) To change the purpose, scope, location, or beneficiaries of an activity. In addition, Fort Bend County has identified in its citizen participation plan the criteria it uses for determining what constitutes substantial amendments that are subject to a citizen participation process, in accordance with the County’s citizen participation plan. The definitions and/or criteria for what constitutes a substantial change for the purpose of amending the consolidated plan are as follows: (1) Purpose: The purpose is substantially changed if the overall purpose for which a project is funded changes. Changing a specific objective without changing the overall purpose of the project will not be considered a substantial change. (2) Scope: The scope is substantially changed if the original estimated cost of the project is increased by twenty percent or more. (3) Location: The location is substantially changed if the service area of a project changes from the original service area. (4) Beneficiaries: The beneficiaries are substantially changed if there is a change in type or the number is increased by twenty percent or more. The Fort Bend County FYs 2011and 2012 Consolidated Plan Amendments are available for public review and comment. The public is encouraged to submit written comments by Monday, December 30, 2013 to Marilynn Kindell, Community Development Director, 301 Jackson, Suite 602, Richmond, Texas 77469. Comments will be incorporated into the Consolidated Action Plan Amendments, as appropriate. FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS FYS 2011 AND 2012 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AMENDMENTS EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG) PROGRAM Funds are available to be reprogrammed from: FY 2011 Fort Bend County Women’s Center Rapid Re-Housing $20,400.00 FY 2011 Fort Bend County Women’s Center Stabilization and Relocation Services $1,400.00 Total Available To Be Reprogrammed $3,216.00 Projects to be funded are: FY 2011 Fort Bend County Women’s Center Rapid Re-Housing $17,184.00 FY 2011 Fort Bend County Women’s Center Stabilization and Relocation Services $4,616.00 Total Reprogrammed Amount $3,216.00 Funds are available to be reprogrammed from: FY 2012 FBC Social Services Department Homeless Prevention $34,000.00 FY 2012 Salvation Army Homeless Prevention $27,879.00 Total Available To Be Reprogrammed $61,879.00 Projects to be funded are: FY 2012 Salvation Army Homeless Prevention $14,723.00 FY 2012 Salvation Army Homeless Rapid Re-Housing $14,723.00 FY 2012 Salvation Army Stabilization Services $32,433.00 Total Reprogrammed Amount $61,879.00


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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 OCTOBER 3, 2013 in cause numbered 12DCV196321 styled Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc vs. Michael J and Jessica M McGlothin, in which a judgment was rendered on November 1st, 2012 in favor of Summerfield Estates Homeowners Assoc for the sum of Two Thousand One Hundred Ninety Five Dollars and Thirty Eight Cents ($2195.38); 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 3, 2013 and will on December 3, 2013, 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 Michael J. and Jessica M. McGlothin to and in the following described Real Property LOT Twelve (12), BLOCK One (1) OF Summerfield, Section Six (6), an 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 : 3422 Foursome Lane, 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 Association, Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER PARKING GARAGE, 1418 EUGENE HEIMANN CIRCLE, RICHMOND,TX 77469 DATE: Dec 3, 2013 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 AM BY: SERGEANT M. KUTACH TREVER J. 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 SEPT 20, 2013 in cause numbered 09-DCV-173445 styled COLONY LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. MAY NGOZI. IHEZUKWUAND VICTOR C. IHEZUKWU AKA VICTOR C. VICTOR in which a judgment was rendered on AUG 30, 2010 in favor of COLONY LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, for the sum of SEVEN- THOUSANDT H R E E - H U N D R E D - E I G H T Y- O N E DOLLARS AND SEVENTY-SEVENCENTS (7381.77)Dollars; plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ. I have levied upon the below listed property on OCT 7, 2013 and will on DEC 3, 2013, Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Rights, Title, and Interest of VICTOR C IHEZUKWU AKA VICTOR C. VICTOR AND MAY NGOZI IHEZUKWU in the following described Real Property LOT TWENTY –EIGHT (28) , BLOCK TWO( 2), OF FINAL PLAT OF COLONY LAKES, SECTION EIGHT(8) A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 2390/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY,TX, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 3619 SHOREVIEW , MISSOURI CITY , FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77459 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of COLONY LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER 1418 EUGENE HEIMANN CIR(PARKING GARAGE) RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: DECEMBER 3, 2013 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY : SGT. M KUTACH

THE STATE OF TEXAS CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO: CHE SHING HO and CONNIE HO 206 NEEDLE LEAF LANE SUGAR LAND TX 77479 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 December 23, 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 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County sitting in Richmond, Texas, and was filed on NOVEMBER 01, 2011. It bears cause number 11-DCV- 194098 and is styled: New Territory Residential Community Association, Inc. V. Che Shing Ho and Connie Ho. The name and address of the attorney for PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is: CHARLES M JORDAN DAUGHTRY & JORDAN PC 17044 EL CAMINO REAL HOUSTON TX 77058-2630 281-480-6888 The nature of the demands of said PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is as follows to-wit: PLAINTIFF SUED DEFENDANTS FOR DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS AND DELINQUENT HOA. ASSESSMENTS AS TO THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN PETITION ON FILE AS IS MORE FULLY SHOWN BY PLAINTIFF’S FIRST AMENDED ORIGINAL PETITION ON FILE IN THIS SUIT. 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 5th day of November, 2013 . DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas , Deputy District Clerk Erica Castro Telephone: (281) 633-7612

TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas 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 23rd day of October, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 10-DCV-182394 in favor of the Plaintiff - Hunters Glen Community Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,057.13 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 30th 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) - Sabrina Flannigan had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 3rd day of December, 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 16, BLOCK 9, OF HUNTERS GLEN, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 20, PAGE 8 IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $84,520.00 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

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 SEPT 18, 2013 in cause numbered 11DCV189054 styled NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. NIZAR BADRUDDIN DHANANI, in which a judgment was rendered on MAY 14, 2012 in favor of NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. for the sum of TWELVE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY ONE DOLLARS AND EIGHTEEN CENTS ($12881.18); 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 OCT 7, 2013 and will on DEC 3,2013 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 NIZAR BADRUDDIN DHANANI to and in the following described Real Property LOT 33 IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF NEW TERRITORY PARCEL C6-C9 A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY,TX MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 119 CHANDLER COURT SUGAR LAND, TEXAS 77479 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER 1418 EUGENE HEIMANN CIR(PARKING GARAGE) RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: DECEMBER 3, 2013 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY : SGT. M KUTACH TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

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THE STATE OF TEXAS CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF RANA lDRIS DECEASED ADDRESS UNKNOWN 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 December 30, 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 01,2013. It bears cause number 13-DCV-210474 and is styled: Bank Of America, N.A. vs Mohammed T Mulla, Nadir Mulla, Nailah Mulla, Amna Mulla and,the Unknown Heirs at Law of Rana Idris, Deceased . The name and address of the attorney for the petitioner is: DUSTIN C. GEORGE MACKIE WOLF ZIENTZ & MANN PC 14160 NORTH DALLAS PARKWAY SUITE 900 DALLAS TX 75254-4319 214-722-5176 The nature of the demands of said PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is as follows to-wit: PLAINTIFF REQUESTS THAT MOHAMMED MULLA, NADIR MULLA, NAILAH MULLA, AMNA MULLA AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF RANA lDRIS BE CITED TO APPEAR AND ANSWER HEREIN AND THAT, UPON FINAL HEARING, PLAINTIFF HAVE AND RECOVER A JUDGMENT AGAINST THEM ALLOWING IT TO PROCEED WITH FORECLOSURE AS PROVIDED BY THE LOAN AGREEMENT AND TEXAS PROPERTY CODE SECTION 51.002, PLUS INTEREST AND ATTORNEY’S FEES AND ALL COSTS OF SUIT. LOT TWENTY (20), IN BLOCK ONE (1), OF THE COLONY BEND, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 20, PAGE 10, 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 12th day of November, 2013. DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT, Fort Ben d County, Texas By Deputy District Clerk Layla Helton 281-633-7635

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First Colony Mall and The Cheesecake Factory have invited Santa Claus to come for breakfast on Saturday, December 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. All his little fans are invited to come, meet Santa and join the fun. Children enjoy breakfast served by The Cheesecake Factory and Santa pops in for a visit and to read a holiday story to his guests. There is no charge to attend, but the breakfast benefits Toys for Tots-Fort Bend and guests are LEGAL NOTICE Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Mixed Beverage Permit by Jose Antonio Soto-Escamilla dba Soto’s Kitchen, to be located at 8817 Highway 6 suite 200, Missouri City, Fort Bend County. 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, William B. Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 for the following until THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013 AT 1:30 P.M. (CST). All submissions will then be opened in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 and the names of the firms made public. Submissions 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 Q14-027 – TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADMINSITRATION AND OPERATIONS FACILITY A Pre-SOQ conference will be conducted on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9:00AM (CST). The conference will be held at the Fort Bend County Purchasing Department located at 301 Jackson, Suite 201 in Richmond Texas. All vendors are encouraged to attend. 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 CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS To: Quincy Jones and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s). 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 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. 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 petition of RANDOLPH PYATT, Petitioner, was filed in the 387TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas ON THIS THE 25TH DAY OF JUNE, 2010 against QUINCY JONES, Respondent(s) numbered 10-DCV181905, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF CHRISTOPHER ISIAH PYATT/ MINOR CHILD. The suit request TERMINATE THE PARENT/CHILD RELATIONSHIP as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. The date of birth of the child(ren) who is/ are the subject of the suit: AUGUST 19,2005 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 18th day of November, 2013. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT: KATHY J. JOHNSON ATTORNEY AT LAW 807 HOUSTON ST RICHMOND TX 77469 713-272-7533 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT, Fort Ben d County, Texas By Deputy District Clerk Ana Pineda 281-633-7609

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asked to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the organization. Reservations are not needed, but space is limited and guests will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis. Here are the activities planned for First Colony Mall: •Visits with Santa. Santa is ready to greet visitors and listen to holiday wishes and dreams in his cozy Jolly & Bright spot near JCPenney. There’s no charge to visit with Santa and his team of elves will be available to take commemorative photos. He will be at First Colony Mall daily through

Tuesday, December 24. Guests who want to drop by should check his schedule at http://www. firstcolonymall.com. Photo packages start at $23. •Jolly & Bright Light Show. Santa’s Jolly & Bright Light Show features a dazzling display of light and sound unlike anything in greater Houston. Spanning across almost 500 feet, the show lights up the center with 100,000 energy-efficient LED lights in festive holiday patterns. Additionally, visitors enjoy a concert of holiday songs. Shows take place nightly.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator This position works with the Director of Marketing and Communications in support of all functions of the marketing and communications office. Minimum Requirements: x Bachelor’s Degree x Three years of experience in a professional office of marketing, public relations, communications, or journalism x Professional writing experience (proof of having written news releases or written journalism articles that were published will be required) x Knowledge of Associated Press writing style x Knowledge of desktop publishing and digital photography x Current computer software skills and knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Criminal background check required.

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THE STATE OF TEXAS CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO: BOBBIE ALDRIDGE WILLIAMS AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF DAVID HENRY WILLIAMS JR. AKA JOHNNY WILLIAMS DECEASED ADDRESS UNKNOWN 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 January 06, 2014 a default judgment may be taken against you. Said answer may be filed by mailing same to: District Clerk’s Office, 301 Jackson, Richmond, Texas 77469, or by bringing it to the office. Our street address is 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond TX 77469. We are located on the first floor of the Justice Center building. The case is presently pending before the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County sitting in Richmond, Texas, and was filed on May 03, 2013. It bears cause number 13-DCV-206187 and is styled: CitiFinancial, Inc. vs Bobbie Williams and The Unknown Heirs at Law of David Henry Williams, Jr. AKA Johnny Williams, Deceased The name and address of the attorney for PLAINTIFF FOR PETITIONER IS: THOMAS LINN BRACKETT BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL LLP 15000 SURVEYOR BLVD SUITE 100 ADDISON TX 75001 972-386-5040 The nature of the demands of said PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is as follows to-wit: PLAINTIFF CITI FINANCIAL INC, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNED BY AND THROUGH ITS ATTORNEY OF RECORD, THOMAS L BRACKETT OF BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL, LLP, 1500 SURVEYOR BLVD, ADDISON, TEXAS 75001, 972-386-5040, BROUGHT SUIT AGAINST DEFENDANTS BOBBIE ALDRIDGE WILLIAMS AND THE UKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF DAVID HENRY WILLIAMS JR AKA JOHNNY WILLIAMS DECEASED TO ENFORCE THE LOAN AGREEMENT ON THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4961 EAST RIDGE CREEK, HOUSTON TEXAS 77053 AND LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: TRACE FIVE (5), BLOCK THIRTEEN (13) OF THE UNRECORDED RESUBDIVISION OF PART OF RESERVES “D” AND “G” OF RIDGEMONT, SECTION TWO (2) AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY AND HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 187, PAGE 97, MAP RECORDS OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS AND IN VOLUME 10, PAGE 11, MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY TEXAS BEING A TRACT OF LAND OUT OF RESERVE G, OF RIDGEMONT SECTION TWO SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 10, PAGE 11 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS SAID TRACT ALSO BEING OUT OF BLOCK THIRTEEN (13) ACCORDING TO THE DEED FROM US HOME CORPORATION OF TEXAS TO THE RIDGEMONT P.U.D., HOME-OWNERS ASSOCIATION INC AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 576, PAGE 93 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY TEXAS AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 13; 1.) THENCE NORTH 64 DEG 58 MIN 32 SEC WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 13, A DISTANCE OF 110.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIED; 2.) THENCE SOUTH 25 DEG 01 MIN 28 SEC WEST, A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET TO A POINT FOR CORNER; 3.) THENCE NORTH 64 DEG 58 MIN 32 SEC WEST, A DISTANCE OF 65.00 FEET TO A POINT FOR CORNER; 4.) THENCE NORTH 25 DEG 01 MIN 28 SEC EAST, A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET TO A POINT FOR CORNER ON THE NORTH LINE OF BLOCK 13; 5.) THENCE SOUTH 64 DEG 58 MIN 32 SEC EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 13, A DISTANCE OF 65.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIBED, MORE OR LESS. 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 19th day of November, 2013. DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County Deputy District Clerk TENTRA ALLEN 281-633-7616


INDEPENDENT • NOVEMBER 27, 2013 • Page 7 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 on the 6th day of November, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. MASON-WEST CORPORATION, ET AL in Cause # 10-DCV-184489 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 3rd day of December, 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 I 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: 0145000010015914 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 2.050 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, BEING ALL OF RESTRICTED RESERVE‘B’ IN BLOCK 1 OF RESIDENCES AT CINCO RANCH APARTMENTS, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER PLAT NO. 20080146 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 6th day of November, 2013 as the property of to satisfy a judgment amounting to $15,279.94, 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 LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT # 12; CINCO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT # 8; FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, HARRIS/ FORT BEND EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICT# 100 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 6TH day of NOVEMBER, 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct 3 Fort Bend County Lt. Shawn .D. Sayers Deputy, #1309 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 30th day of October 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of Needville Independent School District vs Rodolfo Ruiz, et al in Cause # # 10-DCV-178218 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: 9480000000120906 LOT 12, WIECKER ESTATES, A 2.00 ACRE TRACT OF LAND OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/3 OF SECTION 84, H & T. C. R.R. COMPANY SURVEY, CERTIFICATE 282, ABSTRACT #539, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT 641/B OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 6th day of November, 2013 as the property of : RODOLFO RUIZ, YMELDA RUIZ, JOHN H. WIECKER AKA JOHN HENRY WIECKER, DECEASED, OLGA WIECKER, DECEASED to satisfy a judgment amounting to$13,057.80, 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, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD AND ROAD CONTROL, WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE 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 7th day of November, 2013. A.J. DORR, Constable Precinct One Fort Bend County, Texas BY: Cpl. Mike Beard Deputy Constable 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 on the 6th day of November, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, ET AL VS. PAULINE OGUZIE in Cause # 09DCV-176636 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 3rd day of December, 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 I 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:9150010030150907/91 50010030150 LOT FIFTEEN (15), BLOCK THREE (3) OF WATERFORD, SECTION ONE (1), A REPLAT OF KINGSBRIDGE, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 26, PAGE 16, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 6th day of November, 2013 as the property of PAULINE OGUZIE, NORTH WATERFORD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. to satisfy a judgment amounting to $9,550.11, 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; KINGSBRIDGE MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT; WEST KEEGANS BAYOU IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICT #5; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND 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 6TH day of NOVEMBER, 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct 3 Fort Bend County Lt. Shawn .D. Sayers Deputy, #1309

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 on the 6th day of November, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. WILLANDRIA TRANISE DAVIS, ET AL in Cause # 12-DCV-197266 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 3rd day of December, 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 I 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: OEO: 5922000020200907 Lot Two (2) , in Block Two (2) , of Thunderbird North, a Subdivision in Fort Bend County Texas, according to the Map or Plat thereof, recorded in volume 14 , page ] 6 , of the Plat Records of Fort Bend County, Texas. Levied on the 7TH day of November, 2013 as the property of WILLANDRlA TRANISE DAVIS, TERILL DWANYE THORTON, RASHUNDA DIONNE THORTON AKA RASHUNDA THORTON WILLIAMS, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. WILLIAM T. BENTON, A HEIR OF BYRON BENTON INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A ABC-BONDING COMPANY to satisfy a judgment amounting to $4,728.37, 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 DRAINAGE DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL ROAD AND FLOOD CONTROL; HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE- MISSOURI CITY AND CITY OF MISSOURI CITY. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 7TH day of NOVEMBER, 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct 3 Fort Bend County Lt. Shawn D. Sayers Deputy, #1309

Legal Notices 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 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: 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 5th day of November, 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 5th day of November, 2013. A. J. DORR, Constable,Pct. One Fort Bend County, Texas BY: Cpl. Mike Beard Deputy Constable

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 on the 6th day of November, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ADELINA CURZ MIRANDA in Cause #10-DCV-186291 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 3rd day of December, 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 I 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: 4200000023700907 LOTS 19,37 AND 38 IN BLOCK 2 OF JEWEL PARK, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 5, PAGE 26 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING THE SAME PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON THE PLAINTIFF’S TAX ROLLS AS ACCOUNT NO. 4200-00-002-3700-907. Levied on the 6TH day of November, 2013 as the property of ADELINA CURZ MIRANDA to satisfy a judgment amounting to $3,431.10, 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, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT #01, 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 7TH day of NOVEMBER, 2013.

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 16th day of October, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 13-DCV-204467 in favor of the Plaintiff - Grand Mission Homeowners Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,211.15 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 28th 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) William Gant and Raquel Bell had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 3rd day of December, 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., 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 34, IN BLOCK 1, OF GRAND MISSION, SECTION 3, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1559/B OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 7030 GRANTS HOLLOW LANE, RICHMOND, TEXAS 77407 ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $182,250.00 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 3 Fort Bend County Lt. Shawn D. Sayers Deputy, #1309

Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Lt. S. D. Sayers Deputy Constable#1309

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 on the 6th day of November, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. ALICE DAWSON AKA ALICE EDWARDS in Cause # 10-DCV-I78058 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 3rd day of December, 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 I 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: 0025000000630907 23.770 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, OUT OF THE DAVID FITZGERALD LEAGUE, ABSTRACT 25, AS SHOWN ON THE MAPS OF THE FORT BEND CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT AS ACCOUNT NUMBER 0025000000630907. TRACT 2: GEO: 0025000005900907 BEING 5.434 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACRES OF LAND LOCATED IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, OUT OF THE DAVID FITZGERALD LEAGUE, ABSTRACT 25, AS SHOWN ON THE MAPS OF THE FORT BEND CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT AS ACCOUNT NUMBER 0025000005900907. TRACT 3: GEO: 4600006110050907 BEING A TRACT OF LAND 109 FEET BY 127.23 FEET OUT OF TRACT 611 OF MAGNOLIA PLACE, SITUATED IN THE THOMAS GLEASON SURVEY, ABSTRACT 184, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF MAGNOLIA PLACE, RECORDED IN VOLUME 2, PAGE 6 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, WHICH TRACT IS MORE PARTICULARLY SET OUT BY METES AND BOUNDS IN THAT DEED INTO DOLF MITCHELL DATED JUNE 15, 1966, AND RECORDED IN VOLUME 507, PAGES 39-43 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS MADE FOR ALL PURPOSES. TRACT 4: GEO: 0025000000750907 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 26.75 ACRE TRACT MORE OR LESS, PART OF THE SAM DINKINS TRACTS OF DINKINS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE DAVID FITZGERALD SURVEY, ABSTRACT 25 IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 29, PAGE 594 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED FROM PATRICIA COLLINS TO ROBERT DAWSON DATED APRIL 22,1994 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 94338]2 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING THAT SAME PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON PLAINTIFF’S TAX ROLLS AS ACCOUNT NO. 0025000000750907. Levied on the 7TH day of November, 2013 as the property of ALICE DAWSON AKA ALICE EDWARDS, KENNETH E. DAWSON, KAREN DAWSON CALLOWAY, KIMBERL Y DAWSON BLACKMON, CLARA NELL DAWSON BOWMAN NKA CLARA HOPSON BYRD AKA CLARA NELL DAWSON BRYD, MELVIN DAWSON, BEVERL YANN DAWSON EDWARD NKA BEVERLY A. DAWSON FERGUSON AKA BEVERL Y ANN FERGUSON, MARY DINKINS MARY YOUNG to satisfy a judgment amounting to $60,237.49, 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 GENERAL FUND, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD AND ROAD CONTROL; AND FORT BEND COUNTY FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT 1. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 7TH day of NOVEMBER, 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct 3 Fort Bend County M. Scheibel Deputy, #1331

LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR SEALED COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS Sealed Competitive Proposals 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, DECEMBER 12, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. CST). All proposals will then be opened in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 and the names of the proposers made public. Proposals 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. RFP 14-026 – CONTINGENCY AMBULANCE TRANSPORT SERVICE Bonds are not required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, 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 25, 2013 in cause numbered 11DCV192748 styled Brightwater Homeowners Assoc vs. TONI L SCOTT, in which a judgment was rendered on JAN, 07, 2013 in favor of Brightwater Homeowners Assoc for the sum of Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars and Ninety-Eight Cents ($9975.98); 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 Oct 7, 2013 and will on Dec 3, 2013, 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 Toni L. Scott to and in the following described Real Property: Lot 17, in Block One (1) of Lakeside Manor Section 1, at Bridgewater, a subdivision in Fort Bend County, Texas, according to the plat thereof recorded in slide nos. 1267/A, 1267/B,1268/A, 1268/B of the plat records of Fort Bend County, Texas The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Brightwater Homeowners Assoc, Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER 1418 EUGENE HEIMANN CIR(PARKING GARAGE) RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: DECEMBER 3, 2013 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 am BY : SGT. M KUTACH TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

Book Sale at University Branch Library The Friends of the University Branch Library will hold their winter used book sale Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. Just in time for the holidays, our usual great selection of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults will be supplemented with a large selection of books on religious and spiritual themes. CDs, DVDs, LPs and VHS tapes are also available. Most items are $0.50 to $1.00. Proceeds supNOTICE 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 23rd day of October, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12-DCV199526 in favor of the Plaintiff - Quail Valley East Community Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,666.84 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 6th day of November, 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) - Ruben J. Ray had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 3rd day of December, 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 28, BLOCK 30, OF QUAIL VALLEY EAST SUBDIVISION, SECTION 5, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 15, PAGE 3 IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AND MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1902 RIFLE WOOD CIRCLE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459 ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $101,210.00 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: Lieutenant S.D. Sayers Deputy Constable #1309

PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT AVISO PÚBLICO DE PROBAR EL EQUIPO TABULAR AUTOMATICAMENTE Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the runoff election to be held on December 14, 2013, will be tested on December 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fort Bend County Elections Department, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg Texas to ascertain that it will accurately count the votes cast for all offices in the City of Houston. Por lo presente se da aviso que el equipo para tabular automáticamente que se usará en la elección decisiva el 14 de Diciembre del 2013 se probará el 2 de Diciembre del 2013 a las 10:00 a.m. en el Departamento de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg Texas para determinar si el equipo contará con exactitud los votos para todos los puestos oficiales en la Ciudad de Houston. /s/ John Oldham Fort Bend County Elections Administrator Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend

City of Missouri City ORDINANCE NO. O-13-36 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF A 0.556-ACRE TRACT OF LAND FROM LC-3 RETAIL DISTRICT TO R-1 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. O-81-1 ON JANUARY 19, 1981, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; PROVIDING A PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT. I, Maria Gonzalez, City Secretary of the City of Missouri City, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the caption of said Ordinance No. O-13-36 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on November 18, 2013, as the same appears in the records of my office. /s/ Maria Gonzalez City Secretary CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 7TH day of OCTOBER, 2013 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND County, Texas in cause #12-DCV-202583 in favor of the Plaintiff - KEEGANS WOOD HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,000.00++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 9TH day of OCTOBER , 2013 and will offer for sale on the 2ND day of DECEMBER, 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., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) - BRUCE WILLIAMSON AND DAWN D. WILLIAMSON had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 9, MINUS THE SOUTHERLY PORTION THEREOF IN BLOCK 2, AMENDED PLAT OF KEEGANS WOOD, SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S SLIDE NO. 711/ A, PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 9303 WESTACRE PLACE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77083 MARKET VALUE: 113,670.00 Terms: Cash; Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M . Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: Sergeant J. Morales #1308

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is issuing a solicitation for: IFB # 033-14: Mustang Bayou Water Plant No. 1 & No 2 Improvements The City of Missouri City will accept bids for and intends to award a contract for all materials, labor, tools, equipment and facilities required to complete the removal and installation of a new water storage tank and interior coatings of existing water storage tank and hydro-pneumatic tank at the Mustang Bayou Water Plants No. 1 and No. 2. There will be a MANDATORY pre-bid conference held at 10 AM, December 3, 2013 in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1522 Texas Parkway in Missouri City. Bids will be disqualified if the bidding company does not have a representative sign-in for and attend the mandatory pre-bid conference. Bids shall be accepted until 2:00 PM local time, December 12, 2013 and publicly opened and read aloud. Solicitation packages are available for download through Public Purchase at www. publicpurchase.com and Demandstar at www.demandstar.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.

port reading and other educational library programs. Good condition books, CDs and DVDs may be donated to the library during the sale, or at any time. A receipt for income tax purposes can be provided. The library is located on the University of Houston campus at Hwy. 59 and University Blvd. Parking is free. University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, 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 on the 6th day of November, 2013 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY VS. HATTIE ELBERT OLASENI in Cause #11-DCV-194628 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 3rd day of December, 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 I 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:3850040060030907/38 50040060030 LOT 3 IN BLOCK 6 OF HUNTERS GLEN, SECTION 4, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 26 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 6th day of November, 2013 as the property of HATTIE ELBERT OLASENI FOR HUNTERS GLEN, SECTION IV ASSOCIATION, A TEXAS NON-PROFIT CORPORATION to satisfy a judgment amounting to $6,831.45, 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; BLUE RIDGE WEST MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY, CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 6TH day of NOVEMBER, 2013. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct 3 Fort Bend County Lt. Shawn D. Sayers Deputy, #1309 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 23rd day of October, 2013 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 08DCV-162452 in favor of the Plaintiff - Westpark Lakes Homeowners Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $643.18 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 30th 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) Norville Dyson and Veronica Estrella Dyson had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 3rd day of December, 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., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 24, BLOCK B-5, OF WESTPARK LAKES, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT SLIDE 858A, AND 858B IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS COMMONLY KNOWN AS 23219 SOUTH WATERLAKE DRIVE, RICHMOND, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77469 ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $119,690.00 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: Lieutenant S.D. Sayers Deputy Constable #1309 CITATION BY PUBLICATION DIVORCE The State of Texas TO: Rebecca Nevarez, 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. 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 Original Petition for Divorce Citation by Publication of Francisco Javier Gonzalez, Petitioners, was filed in the 328th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on the August 28, 2012 against Rebecca Nevarez, Respondent, being numbered 12-DCV-200500, and entitled In the Matter of the Marriage of Francisco Javier Gonzalez and Rebecca Nevarez. The suit requests to dissolve the bonds on matrimony. 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 19th day of November, 2013. Petitioner’s Attorney: MORRIS E. “SKIP” BELT, JR ME SKIP BELT ATTORNEY AT LAW 7100 REGENCY SQUARE STE 224 HOUSTON TX 77036 713-781-1650 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT, Fort Ben d County, Texas By Deputy District Clerk Adele Janczak 281-341-4524


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FILM REVIEW The Hunger Games- Catching Fire

NOTICE OF TAX RESALE ( Properties previously struck off to FORT BEND COUNTY) (See note below) Constable Rob Cook Pursuant to a resolution of its governing body under Section 34.05(c), Property Tax Code, Fort Bend County has requested a public re-sale by my office of certain properties previously foreclosed and bid off to the taxing units in the suits described below. Therefore, I will on December 3, 2013, 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 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. on said day, beginning at 10:00 A.M., proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, and in the manner provided by Section 34.05(d), Property Tax Code, all of the right, title and interest of the taxing units, acquired through each of the suits listed below, in and to the following described real estate being situated in Fort Bend County, Texas, to wit: Note: Fort Bend County is the taxing unit to which the property was struck off to in trust. Constable Rob Cook, By: __________________________ Date _____________ Cause # Judgment Date Struck-Off On

Sale #

Account Number

Legal Description

Style of Case

1

09-DCV-176941 11/20/12 10/01/13

6250020000303907

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. C G RESERVE 1964, INC.

2

10-DCV-182216 09/11/12 07/02/13

6250020000302907

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. CG 233, INC.

3

11-DCV-188436 12/11/12 06/04/13

0313000000100907

4

11-DCV-190830 03/08/13 06/04/13

5422000000512914

FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. MARHABA PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ET AL FORT BEND COUNTY VS. OLEAN THOMPSON

5

12-DCV-197014 06/11/13 09/03/13

2931010000020907

6

12-DCV-197014 06/11/13 09/03/13

2931010000010907

7

12-DCV-197014 06/11/13 09/03/13

2931010000050907

Adjudged Value (See note below)

RIDGEMONT SEC 2, 75' WIDE PIPELINE EASEMENT (COASTAL STATES CRUDE GATHERING COMPANY) (HLA), VOL. 10, PG. 11* RIDGEMONT SEC 2, ACS 2.159, 125' WIDE PIPELINE ESMT (GULF OIL CORP) (HLA), VOL. 10, PG. 11* ABST 313, H SHROPSHIRE, ACS 3.0287, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE# 9774265*

KATY TOWNSITE U/R, ACS .0689, MORE OR LESS, TR 51 (PT), TR 16 (PT), ABST 393, VOL. 258, PG. 638* FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ESTATES OF SILVER RIDGE, ESTATES OF SILVER RIDGE, RESTRICTED RESERVE B LTD. (EXPANSION OF DRAINAGE ESMT), SLIDE NO'S 2200/A, 2200/B & 2201/A* FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ESTATES OF SILVER RIDGE, ESTATES OF SILVER RIDGE, RESTRICTED RESERVE A LTD. (LANDSCAPE), SLIDE NO'S 2200/A, 2200/B & 2201/A* FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ESTATES OF SILVER RIDGE, ESTATES OF SILVER RIDGE, RESTRICTED RESERVE E LTD. (LANDSCAPE), SLIDE NO'S 2325/B, 2326/A 2326/B*

Estimated Minimum Bid (See note below)

$44,030.00

$5,000.00

$29,150.00

$2,500.00

$3,030.00

$1,000.00

$6,750.00

$2,200.00

$10,670.00

$1,100.00

$580.00

$580.00

$1,110.00

$1,100.00

Notes: All sales are without warranty, expressed or implied. Specifically, there is no warranty as to title or physical condition (including the condition or existence of any improvements). The sales are subject to any rights of redemption as provided by law. All volume and page references in the legal description refer to the records of the County Clerk of Fort Bend County. All prospective bidders should make their own investigation of the title held by the taxing entities and the value of the property. Prospective bidders are encouraged to consult their attorney. Prospective bidders should not rely on the "Adjudged Value" as representing the actual value of the property or any information regarding the property contained in the records of the Fort Bend County Appraisal District . Payment must be made in cash or by cashiers check. All sales are final. All Sales subject to cancellation without prior notice.

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.

NOTICE OF SALE 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 28, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in December, 2013, the same being the 3rd 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, to-wit: Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

that requires the 24 children to come to the capitol to fight to the death until there is one “victor.” All citizens are required to watch this televised brutal and intimidating show; the capitol loves the spectacle and the districts loathe it. The residents of the capitol place bets on the possible winners.” The story began for us in the 74th Hunger Games and now in “Catching Fire,” the same heartless, dystopia led by President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has special plans to celebrate the 75th Hunger Games. The Twelve Districts are growing restless and tiring of public floggings and executions. Katniss and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are required to take a victory lap via the super train to all the districts and President Snow warns Katniss to show her support for Panem or her family will suffer. To keep the ruse alive, she begrudgingly agrees to continue her storybook love affair with Peeta in spite of her deep feelings for hunting buddy Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth). The genius of these movies/ novels is the gut-wrenching premise of forcing young people to fight until the death for the enjoyment of the despised central government. Novelist Suzanne Collins is also credited as a co-writer, and she was smart enough to take a piece of the action as Executive Producer. This franchise grossed $407 million domestic for the

first movie and I predict that “Catching Fire” will have sales north of $500 million. The returning cast is fabulous. And Jennifer “Jen” Lawrence is perfect, again, as Katniss, and she and Director Lawrence are working on Movies #3 and #4 - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Let me try to put the career of Ms. Jen, age 23, into perspective. She was spectacular in her first portrayal of Katniss in 2012, and received rave reviews for her raw beauty, pudgy cheeks, and archery prowess, but she actually won a 2012 Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook” when she co-starred as Tiffany opposite Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro. Did I mention that she has another movie, “American Hustle” coming out on December 18th also starring Cooper, De Niro, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams? J. Lawrence is in the conversation for biggest star in Hollywood at the tender age of 23. Can she stay out of jail and rehab? I’m pulling for her because she is not lucky; she’s good. If you like the first Hunger Games, then this is a must-see. If you are interested in a well-made movie and understand my refresher course, then buy a ticket and enjoy your turkey. Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 91. Larry H. larryhmoviereviews.com

AUTOMOBILE: Toyota Corolla

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

STATE OF TEXAS

Before we get started, I think we should review what took place in the first of the three novels/movies written by Suzanne Collins when the title was simply “The Hunger Games.” Director Francis Lawrence is new to the franchise (“The Hunger Games” was directed by Gary Ross), but he does not spoon feed the audience, so if you have not read the trilogy, then I reason that some will have a hard time catching up on “ Catching Fire.” Since Larry H. is always thinking of you, here is the introduction to the review written by me in March 2012: “Katniss Rules! Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer “Winter Bone” Lawrence) is a 16 year old girl who lives in District 12 in what is left of a not-toodistant futuristic country that is the remains of North America. The capitol of Panem is opulent and wealthy, and the rest of the country consists of 12 districts that are varying degrees of poverty and subservience brought about by drought, famine, fire and war. And because of a previous rebellion by the districts, the capitol holds The Hunger Games annually to remind the districts that they should never rebel again and following the rules of the totalitarian government is the only way. By random drawing, two children (one boy and one girl) ages 1218 from each district must participate in a televised contest

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

$33,750.00

$15,800.00

9 AC, CHURCHILL FULSHEAR SURV, ABST 29, CLK'S FILE NO. 1934302034* ( ACCT. NOS; 0029000000110901 & 0029000000111901).

$152,780.00

$104,500.00

006400000165590 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 NELLIE BATES OCTOBER 25, 2013

ABST 64, WM NEAL, ACS 0.928, VOL. 238, PG. 239*

$19,500.00

$8,900.00

11-DCV187208 08/13/13

715000011070090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 MARGARET R. MEKALA OCTOBER 25, 2013

SOUTH MAIN PLAZA, BLK 11, LT 7, VOL. 304, PG. 193 (FB) & VOL. 40, PG. 1(H)*

$28,500.00

$17,700.00

12-DCV199146 08/13/13

000900000690190 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 COLUMBUS SAMUELS, ET AL OCTOBER 25, 2013

ABST 9, M M BATTLE, CLK'S FILE NO. 8653618, VOL. 1889, PG. 2074*

$65,640.00

$9,900.00

1

05-DCV145425 08/20/13

338000013011090 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. FULSHEAR, BLK 13, LT 11, VOL. 1 WILLIE DIXON, SR; ET AL U, PG. 180* OCTOBER 25, 2013

2

07-DCV158271 09/13/11

002900000011190 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. 1 JO MARIE DIXON BEAL, ET AL OCTOBER 25, 2013

3

08-DCV166381 08/20/13

4

5

(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 28, 2013 Constable Rob Cook 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 SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (713) 844-3576

By BARBARA FULENWIDER For 2014 the Toyota Corolla delivers improved fuel efficiency and driving dynamics. Also new for 2014 is the Corolla LE Eco model that is estimated to deliver 42 mpg, which makes it the most fuel efficient gasoline only compact sedan with an automatic transmission in the segment. The test drive Corolla was the LE Plus, which is estimated to get 29 mpg in city driving and 38 on the highway. Efforts to reduce wind resistance have helped the new Corolla achieve a drag coefficient of 0.28, which places it near the top of the compactsedan class. The 2014 Corolla offers two 1.8-liter, all-aluminum four-cylinder engines. The base 1.8-liter unit with VVTi is available on the L, LE, and S grades and is rated at 132 horsepower. The Corolla’s new LE Eco trim level is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine with Valvematic, which increased horsepower to 140. The 2014 Corolla also offers improved fuel economy thanks to its advanced Continuously Variable Transmission. This CVTi-S (i for intelligent, S for shift), which will be available on the LE, S, and LE Eco Corolla models, features enhancements to improve its efficiency and driving performance with discrete shift points that help create a sensation more similar to a traditional hydraulic automatic transmission. With Corolla’s new CVTiS, Toyota’s engineers improved drivability by adapting discrete stepped “gears” or shift points, into the car’s acceleration and deceleration curves. The Corolla’s new CVTi-S mimics the familiar characteristics of hydraulic automatics creating a sense of positive shift engagement. Depending on the model, Corolla models equipped with CVTi-S offer the capability of either an ECO (on Corolla LE Eco) or SPORT (Corolla S) driving mode. The Corolla S with the new CVTi-S offers a SPORT mode that delivers a more dynamic driving experience. On the Corolla S equipped with CVTi-S, steering wheel mounted paddle

shifters allow drivers to make fast, sequential, stepped shifts through “7-speeds” to help enhance the driving experience. The Corolla S console shifter also offers a manual gate (M-position) that also allows drivers to make brisk upshifts or downshifts using the shift lever. The base model Corolla L is offered with a four-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. The six-speed manual is also available in the Corolla S. The new Corolla’s suspension uses a Macpherson strut design for the front with a new, more rigid control-arm design. A rear torsion beam arrangement is used for the rear. The new Corolla is equipped with an electric power steering system that offers enhanced feel and ‘weight” in the hands of drivers, while increasing its sense of directness with little effort. The braking system includes a 10.82-inch (275-mm) ventilated front disc, and either a 10.19-inch (259-mm) solid rear disc (available on Sgrade) or nine-inch (229-mm) rear drum (all other grades). Like all Toyota models, the 2014 Corolla comes standard with Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist. It also features the standard Smart Stop Technology brake-override system. An electronic tire pressure monitoring system is standard equipment. Corolla offers a broad range of wheels ranging from 15inch wheels with covers (L and LE Eco grades), 16-inch steel wheels with covers (LE and S), 16 inch aluminum

wheels (LE), a 16-inch aluminum design unique to the Eco grade and 17-inch alloy wheels unique to the S grade. The Toyota Corolla LE Plus is enjoyable to drive and ride in, has good power and a number of amenities. With all standard equipment the LE Plus retails for $18,700. The driver convenience package added $1,510 to the price and power tilt/slide sunroof with sliding sunshade added another $50. Toyota says its Corolla is the bestselling vehicle in the world, which means that a whole lot of people think it’s also a very good buy.

‘Relieving the hunger’ The Sugar Land Lions Club is asking the community to bring non-perishable food items to the Farmers Market at Imperial on Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. as part of the organization’s “Relieving the Hunger” campaign. Items collected by Boy Scout Troop 148 will benefit families in need in Sugar Land and the surrounding communities. Some of the most-needed items include canned meats, canned stews, peanut better, dried beans, canned fruits, canned vegetables, soups, cereals, pasta, spaghetti, macaroni and noodles. Open packages and homemade food items cannot be accepted. “Organizing this project gives us a chance to help families in our community who don’t have enough to eat or can’t afford to buy nutritious food,” said Ella Aubin, president of the Sugar Land Lions Club. “We’re trying to build a stronger, healthier community.”


NOVEMBER 27, 2013 • INDEPENDENT • Page 9

COMMUNITY NEWS Granny Dupre delivers anti-bullying message to Quail Valley Elementary

HCC Southwest donates 3D replica of Lincoln life mask in honor of 150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address Call it history in the making. Houston Community College Southwest (HCC Southwest) has created a 3D copy of Abraham Lincoln’s Life Mask, which will be donated to a local high school in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. HCC Southwest’s College Educational Technology Services (CETS) recently registered with Smithsonian X 3D to re-create dozens of projects with its state-of-the-art 3D printer. According to Doug Rowlett, Interim Associate Dean of Workforce and Director of CETS, faculty and students can benefit from the college’s technology and the Smithsonian’s designs. The art department can hold up a replica of a Ming vase, the science department can display a variety of fossil models or the history department can show a copy of the

Pictured (front row, from left) are students Gabriel Vasquez, Sara Dean, Vincente Dean and Jackie Athaide; and (back row) Lulu DeAnda, Principal; Seeju Dupre, as “Granny Dupre”, Lisa Jones, Counselor; and Shenique Spears, Assisant Principal Quail Valley Elementary School (QVE) students and staff demonstrated their commitment to creating a bully-free community by taking part in various activities designed to help spread awareness of the effects of bullying. The school kicked off its anti-bullying week observation with a schoolwide pep rally, followed by such activities as “Hat Day” to put a cap on bullying, “Pajama Day” to show that students are dreaming of a bully-free school, “Wear QVE Shirt Day” to show that together we are stronger, and “Crazy Sock Day” to sock it to bullying. One of the highlights of their anti-bullying campaign was a visit by Granny Dupre (also known as Seeju Dupre, wife of FBISD Superintendent of Schools Charles Dupre), who presented a comical, yet thought-provoking performance to students. She engaged the audience with music and humorous skits relating to their week-long anti-bullying activities. She also mentioned popular books and movies that featured bullies whom students could easily identify, and reminded them that fictional bullying may be funny when seen on tv or read in books, but it isn’t funny when demonstrated in real life. To wrap up their anti-bullying campaign, QVE students and staff invited parents and other community members to join them in forming a human peace sign on the school grounds to demonstrate their commitment to creating a peaceful com- L to R – Don Fought, Board member/volunteer; Connie Esposito, Community Outreach Coordinator; and, Ernie munity. Morse, Board member/volunteer.

Food and clothing drive at Snowfest Parade

Wright Brothers’ airplane. “With the Lincoln life mask, students can actually touch the fissures in his face to see how the demands of the job changed him,” says Rowlett, adding that the possibilities are almost limitless. “About the only thing we can’t do is recreate a Mastodon,” he laughs. While Rowlett’s goal is to provide classroom materials for HCC Southwest’s instructors, he eventually wants to reach out to school districts. “A high school teacher could ask us for a vertebra for his or her science class,” he says. Roland Fields, HCC Southwest’s Supervisor of Technicians and “all-around Boy Genius,” says Rowlett, has

worked extensively on the 3D printing process, along with student lab aide Fred Lemme. “Now that we’re registered with the Smithsonian, we can make some cool models,” says Fields, reminding that they still must get copyright permission. Rowlett and Fields are looking to the future of HCC Southwest’s CETS, saying the college is ramping up its 3D printing capabilities to provide more and better services. Even the 3D printer’s manufacturer, MakerBot, aims to put such a printer in every school in America, according to Rowlett. “If they do, we can provide those schools with the expertise to get them going,” he says.

Looking for a fun and meaningful way to get into the holiday spirit? Head out to the Missouri City Snowfest Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 9 a.m., and bring non-perishable food items and gently used clothing which will be donated to East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. The Parade will take place on Cartwright Rd., beginning at FM 1092 and ending at Texas Parkway. Food and clothing donations will be picked up along the parade route or can be dropped off at the end of the parade in the parking lot of Foodarama (Cartwright & FM 2234). East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry has been helping families in need for over 20 years. More than 3,000 individuals each month receive assistance from East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry.

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Page 10 • INDEPENDENT • NOVEMBER 27, 2013 NOTICE OF TAX RESALE

NOTICE OF SALE

( Properties previously struck off to FORT BEND COUNTY)

STATE OF TEXAS

(See note below)

FORT BEND COUNTY

Constable A. J. Dorr Pursuant to a resolution of its governing body under Section 34.05(c), Property Tax Code, Fort Bend County has requested a public re-sale by my office of certain properties previously foreclosed and bid off to the taxing units in the suits described below. Therefore, I will on December 3, 2013, 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 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. on said day, beginning at 10:00 A.M., proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, and in the manner provided by Section 34.05(d), Property Tax Code, all of the right, title and interest of the taxing units, acquired through each of the suits listed below, in and to the following described real estate being situated in Fort Bend County, Texas, to wit: Note: Fort Bend County is the taxing unit to which the property was struck off to in trust. Constable A. J. Dorr, By: __________________________ Date _____________ Cause # Judgment Date Struck-Off On

Sale #

Account Number

Style of Case

$1,250.00

FORT BEND, ET AL BRAZOS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. JAMES E. JONES, ET AL FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. ANGELINA DELGADO GAILEY INDIV & AS IND EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICK L. GAILEY DECD FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. ANGELINA DELGADO GAILEY INDIV & AS IND EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICK L. GAILEY DECD FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. VALLEY VISTA, INC., ET AL

ABST 72, J POWELL LEAGUE, 2.177 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, VOL 2236, PG 2442*

$73,140.00

$5,000.00

MAGNOLIA PLACE, TRACT 612 (PT), ACS 0.333, MORE OR LESS, VOL 2, PG 6*

$23,720.00

$3,000.00

MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLK 612 (PT), ACS 0.464, MORE OR LESS, VOL 2, PG 6*

$13,120.00

$2,000.00

$3,330.00

$2,038.00

0025000007176907

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. STANLEY J. BARRILLEAUX, ET AL

ABST 25, D FITZGERALD, LT 10, ONE OAK CHASE, VOL 953, PG 352*

$39,120.00

$2,200.00

3795000000001901

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. BRENDA J. HOLUB, ET AL

TR 1: 0.444 AC, MORE OR LESS, S 6 FT OF 10- AC TR KNOWN AS GRUNWALD HEIGHTS, HENRY SCOTT LEAGUE, ABST 83, VOL 280, PG 596.*

$2,220.00

$1,800.00

1250000000900910

CITY OF STAFFORD VS. FRANCES ARIAS

0072100001550903

4

04-DCV-136750 04/12/13 09/03/13

4600006123000907

5

04-DCV-136750 04/12/13 09/03/13

4600006123001907

6

05-DCV-142694 02/20/08 06/03/08 06-DCV-152922 06/16/10 10/05/10 06-DCV-153824 05/12/10 06/05/12

1865030460068901

7

8

Cause # Judgment Date Struck-Off On

Sale #

9

Account Number

Style of Case

BRAZOS VALLEY, SEC 3, BLK 46, LT 6 (W 41'), VOL 412, PG 287*

Legal Description

$2,220.00

LTS 7 & 8, BLK 7, ROSENBERG SUB'D, VOL P, PG 146, SAVE AND EXCEPT THE EAST 30 FT VOL. 253, PG 586.* 0.14 AC, MORE OR LESS, G.M. STONE SRVY, ABST 312, CLK'S FILE NO. 8509607*

$4,090.00

$1,755.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLOCK 611, ACRES 0.319, VOL. 655, PG. 415*

$8,760.00

$2,100.00

RESIDUE OF .25 AC, MORE OR LESS, LT 4, BLK 29, COCHRAN AND MCCLUER LAND CO. SUBD, VOL 58, PG. 76.* ABST 58, I MCGARY SRVY, FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JAMES JONES, A/K/A JAMES 0.22 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. 8615082* E. JONES, SR., DECEASED, ET AL ABST 58, I MCGARY SRVY, FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ACS 0.17, MORE OR LESS, VOL MARIAN BOWLIN BALL 496, PG 400*

$8,750.00

$1,974.00

$4,150.00

$2,069.00

$3,250.00

$1,900.00

ABST 57, JAS MCCORMICK SRVY, ACS 4.45, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. 99076876* MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLK PT 611, AC 0.319, MORE OR LESS, ABST 184, THOMAS GLEASON SURV, VOL 2, PG 6* MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLK 610 (PT), VOL 2, PG 6 & VOL 235, PG 96*

$29,130.00

$3,000.00

$9,870.00

$1,900.00

$13,120.00

$2,500.00

MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLK 32 (N 1/2), VOL 203, PG, 580*

$5,480.00

$2,500.00

$7,500.00

$2,200.00

MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLOCK 612 PT, ACRES 0.170, MORE OR LESS, VOL 2, PG 6*

$5,730.00

$2,200.00

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. GUADALUPE LIRA, ET AL

CITY OF ROSENBERG , BLK 25, LT 8 (S 1/2) & LT 9, VOL P, PG 146.*

$6,980.00

$2,091.00

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JOHN URBAN, ET AL

HIGHWAY ACS, BLK 2, LT 9 (PT), (9.4 X 210),VOL 237, PG 437.*

$2,840.00

$2,101.00

3795000000002901

07-DCV-160220 10/14/09 05/04/10 07-DCV-160327 05/12/10 10/05/10

4600005151022907

7835000070077901

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. HANNIBAL RODGERS, ET AL

07-DCV-161215 03/27/12 07/03/12 08-DCV-162036 10/14/09 03/02/10

0312000000004901

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. RONALD BEAUCHAMP, ET AL

4600006112000907

14

10-DCV-178123 06/22/11 11/01/11

0170860290402907

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. WANDA CHATHAM BAXTER, AKA WANDA WILLIAMS, ET AL FORT BEND COUNTY VS. R. D. ADKINS

15

10-DCV-183322 02/19/13 07/02/13

0058009601300908

16

11-DCV-187694 05/21/13 09/03/13 11-DCV-187710 04/09/13 08/06/13

0058001650000908

0057006100000908

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. LELA MAE HEARNE, ET AL

18

11-DCV-190683 05/08/12 09/04/12

4600006115000907

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. R. C. MOSLEY, AKA ROBERTE CHAD MOSLEY

19

11-DCV-190684 04/09/13 08/06/13 11-DCV-190799 05/14/13 09/03/13 11-DCV-191506 06/19/12 11/06/12 11-DCV-191521 04/18/13 08/06/13 11-DCV-191523 10/23/12 02/05/13 11-DCV-192549 11/20/12 03/05/13

4600006104010907

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. SAM PAUL HILL, ET AL

4600000321030907

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. EARLE J. BRUSH, SR., ET AL

7835000120070901

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. H. ROSENBERG , BLK 12, LT 7, VOL P, PG 146-147.* T. MORGAN

4600006123010907

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JOYCE WATTS BASS

7835000250086901

4055000020092901

11

12

13

17

20

21

22

23

24

Estimated Minimum Bid (See note below)

TR 2: 0.444 AC, MORE OR LESS, N 6 FT OF 10- AC TR KNOWN AS GRUNWALD HEIGHTS, HENRY SCOTT LEAGUE, ABST 83, VOL 280, PG 596.* MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLOCK 515 (N 1/2), LOT 2 (S 1/2)*

06-DCV-153824 05/12/10 06/05/12

10

Adjudged Value (See note below)

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. BRENDA J. HOLUB, ET AL

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. SARAH E. MCCOMBS, ET AL

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 31, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in December, 2013, the same being the 3rd 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, to-wit: Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

05-DCV143518 08/20/13

115000002250090 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. ARCOLA FARMS, BLK 2, LT 25, 7 (N 1/2), VOL. 4, PG. 20* HOMER DEWITT WILLIAMS OCTOBER 24, 2013

$26,250.00

$26,000.00

2

07-DCV154849 08/20/13

739500139001090 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. RICHMOND , BLK 139, LT 1, VOL. 1 8, PG. 3* CORLISS JOY EVANS NKA CORLISS J. BARNES, ET AL OCTOBER 24, 2013

$23,090.00

$19,500.00

3

07-DCV158042 08/20/13

786000000012390 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. ROSENBERG FARMS, LT 12 (PT), 1 CLK'S FILE NO. 65067005* JESSE ORTEGA, ET AL OCTOBER 24, 2013

$80,600.00

$9,500.00

4

09-DCV176089 08/20/13

008519003340090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 3 BESSIE MAE SPATES OCTOBER 24, 2013

ABST 85, SHELBY-FRZMCCORM, ACS 4.00, SEC. 19, UDI 50%, VOL. 652, PG. 63*

$20,500.00

$8,700.00

5

10-DCV180011 08/20/13

480000594070090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 HENRY CAMPBELL, AKA HENRY CHROTIAN CAMPBELL OCTOBER 24, 2013

MAXWELL HTS, BLK 594, LT 7 & 8, VOL. 229, PG. 30-A*

$24,690.00

$9,800.00

6

11-DCV187693 07/17/12

005801095000090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. CARL 8 SPEARS, ET AL OCTOBER 24, 2013

LTS 65 & 66 H.B. COLLINS S/D, U/R S/D I. MCGARY LEAGUE, ABST 58, CLKS FILE NO. 2008002275.*

$60,750.00

$12,900.00

7

11-DCV189574 08/20/13

640000006190090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. GARY RIDGEWOOD ESTATES, BLK 6, 7 N. GIPSON, AKA GARY NEAL LT 19, VOL. 5, PG. 29A* GIPSON, ET AL OCTOBER 24, 2013

$15,500.00

$8,200.00

8

11-DCV190835 08/13/13

783500011004090 1 OCTOBER 24, 2013

$4,650.00

$4,650.00

9

11-DCV191498 08/13/13

$36,000.00

$9,100.00

Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. IRMA MELANIE FULLER , AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF IDA M. EVANS, DECEASED. 001800000070390 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 MICHAEL A. MILLER, AKA MICHAEL ANDRE MILLER, ET OCTOBER 24, AL 2013 Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

ROSENBERG , BLK 11, LT 4, VOL P, PG146.*

ABST 18, H CHRIESMAN, TR 70 (PT), ACS 1.00, CLK'S FILE NO. 9894902*

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

10

11-DCV192497 08/13/13

468500001009090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. VIOLA LADWIG ADDN, BLK A, LT 9, 1 WATSON, ET AL VOL. "I", PG. 586* OCTOBER 24, 2013

$1,910.00

$1,910.00

11

11-DCV193224 08/13/13

315000005040290 7 OCTOBER 24, 2013

FRESNO, BLK 5, LT 4 (E 26.6'), TR 1-A, (.09 ACS), ABST 203, VOL. 2, PG. 5*

$2,810.00

$2,810.00

12

12-DCV197002 08/13/13

ABST 57, JAS MCCORMICK, TR 28 (PT), SEC 1, ACS 2.00, KENDALL PARTITION, VOL. 1303, PG. 865*

$19,200.00

$3,900.00

13

12-DCV199119 08/13/13

783500010012090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. MARY ROSENBERG , BLK 10, LT 12, A SEATON, ET AL VOL. P, PG. 146* 1 OCTOBER 24, 2013

$4,820.00

$2,900.00

14

12-DCV200299 08/13/13

008300000045090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. TSARO INVESTMENT 1 CORPORATION OCTOBER 24, 2013

ABST 83, HY SCOTT SRVY, ACS 0.4195, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. 2010030616*

$296,790.00

$16,800.00

15

12-DCV202664 08/20/13

585000009190090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JESSE 7 COVARRUBIAS, ET AL OCTOBER 24, 2013

TR. 1: PINEDALE MANOR, BLK 9, LT 19,VOL. 6, PG. 18*

$84,240.00

$7,900.00

16

12-DCV202664 08/20/13

585000014080090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JESSE 7 COVARRUBIAS, ET AL OCTOBER 24, 2013

TR. 2: PINEDALE MANOR, BLK 14, LT 8, VOL. 6, PG. 18*

$17,500.00

$2,500.00

17

12-DCV202664 08/20/13

585000014090090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JESSE 7 COVARRUBIAS, ET AL OCTOBER 24, 2013

TR. 3: PINEDALE MANOR, BLK 14, LT 9, VOL. 6, PG. 18*

$17,500.00

$2,500.00

18

13-DCV203836 08/13/13

642501002011090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 TRINIDAD S. CHAVEZ, AKA TRAVIS SILVA CHAVEZ, ET AL OCTOBER 24, 2013

RIVER FOREST SEC 1, BLK 2, LT 11, SLIDE #1269A, 1269B, & 1270A*

$231,950.00

$24,400.00

19

13-DCV205298 08/13/13

585000005050090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 GWENDOLYN TUCKER JOHNSON, ET AL OCTOBER 24, 2013

PINEDALE MANOR, BLK 5, LT 5, VOL. 6, PG. 18*

$15,950.00

$5,800.00

$1,800.00

$710.00

Acct # Order Issue Date

1

$10,000.00

$2,660.00

91,394 09/06/96 10/01/97 03-DCV-128575 02/21/07 07/03/07

3

Estimated Minimum Bid (See note below)

$44,230.00

0117000003403910

2

Adjudged Value (See note below)

ABST 117, B. B. B & C RAILROAD SRVY, 1.578 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, VOL 486, PG 317, CLK'S FILE NO. 2010072070* LT 9, STAFFORD OAKS, VOL 255, PG 484*

CITY OF STAFFORD VS. MALONE, ROY

78,752 06/01/97 10/01/13

1

Legal Description

BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF SALE

§ § §

$710.00

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS, DOING BUSINESS AS WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS INTERNATIONAL INC, ET AL 005701410001090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 8 KENNETH OLIVER, AKA KENNETH WAYNE OLIVER, ET OCTOBER 24, AL 2013

(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 Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date Struck-Off On

25

11-DCV-192554 02/19/13 07/02/13 11-DCV-192555 02/12/13 07/02/13 13-DCV-203861 05/14/13 09/03/13

26

27

Account Number

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value (See note below)

Estimated Minimum Bid (See note below)

7835000230070901

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ROBERT POWELL, ET AL

ROSENBERG , BLK 23, LT 7 (ALL) & LT 8 (N 1/2), VOL P, PG 146*

$6,980.00

$2,060.00

7835000330010901

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. MATTIE RIDLEY, ET AL

ROSENBERG , BLK 33, LT 1, VOL. P, PG 146*

$4,650.00

$1,925.00

7835000080100901

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ROSENBERG , BLK 8, LT 10, OSCAR CARDENAS, AKA VOL P, PG 146* OSCAR RAMOS CARDENAS, ET AL

$8,500.00

$1,800.00

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 31, 2013 Constable A. J. Dorr Fort Bend County, Texas

Notes: All sales are without warranty, expressed or implied. Specifically, there is no warranty as to title or physical condition (including the condition or existence of any improvements). The sales are subject to any rights of redemption as provided by law. All volume and page references in the legal description refer to the records of the County Clerk of Fort Bend County. All prospective bidders should make their own investigation of the title held by the taxing entities and the value of the property. Prospective bidders are encouraged to consult their attorney. Prospective bidders should not rely on the "Adjudged Value" as representing the actual value of the property or any information regarding the property contained in the records of the Fort Bend County Appraisal District . Payment must be made in cash or by cashiers check. All sales are final. All Sales subject to cancellation without prior notice.

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.

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 SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (713) 844-3576

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COMMUNITY NEWS Stocking stuffers available for holidays Houston to benefit pet adoptions

Joella Mullis wins Top Producer Award During the recent recognition of leading real estate professionals from the RE/ MAX of Texas Region, Joella Mullis of RE/MAX Southwest captured a Top Producer Award, ranking 15th among the Houston Council of RE/ MAX Agents for the third quarter in earned commissions. Mullis, a member of the RE/MAX Platinum Club and a RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award winner, said she was honored to be acknowledged among so many other successful Realtors. “It’s always great to be singled out for one’s hard work and perseverance, and there’s no doubt that this has been an exciting year in real estate,” Mullis said.

Mullis “This industry has always been competitive, and now, with inventories diminishing and the balance of leverage shifting from the buyers back to the sellers in many areas, everyone has to be entirely on

top of their game. My clients place their trust in me to maintain that diligence, and they can be confident that I’m on the job for them at all times.” Active in Fort Bend County real estate for 29 years, Mullis has also served as director for the Board of Realtors, chairing the Grievance Committee, and many charitable events in the community. She also holds the title as top individual producer for her office in 2012. She specializes in helping buyers and Sellers in and around Fort Bend County, as well as working with a major relocation company in helping their employees when relocating to the Houston area. Mullis can be reached at 281-507-6810, or at joella@ joellamullis.com.

George Ranch Campfire Christmas offers unique experience Journey back through 100 years of holiday traditions at the George Ranch Historical Park this December with Campfire Christmas celebrations on December 13, 14, 20 & 21 and a Children’s Campfire Christmas on December 19. “Campfire Christmas gives our visitors the rare opportunity to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Park at night as we take them back in time to see how today’s Christmas traditions were developed by our ancestors,” said Krystal Willeby, Director of Programs. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the 1930s with an oldfashioned barn dance and holiday meal, where guests will enjoy the sounds of classic cowboy music. Dinner will be served until 8:30 p.m. to allow guests the option of eating before or after their scheduled tram time. The adventure kicks off with

a visit to the Davis Mansion, where guests will explore the splendor of Victorian Christmas in 1891. A special tour of the home will feature vignettes of the typical holiday for the Davis family. The next stop is the 1875 cattle drive at the Chuckwagon site, where guests are invited to sit a spell and sing carols around the campfire. Learn what Christmas was like for the cowboys on

the trail bringing the cattle up north for the upcoming Centennial Exposition. The evening concludes at the Jones Stock Farm at Christmas Eve 1844, when the Republic of Texas was preparing for statehood. Reservations are required for all Campfire Christmas nights and can be made by calling the Visitors Center at (281) 3430218 x410.

Sugar Land Animal Services will help sell plush puppies at this year’s Christmas Tree Lighting event to support efforts that place dogs and cats with caring families. Look for the shelter’s booth in Sugar Land Town Square on Dec. 5 from 5 - 8 p.m. to learn about adoptable animals, programs provided by Animal Services and Christmas specials, including the plush puppies. The stocking stuffers are being sold throughout the holidays for $8.99 while supplies last. The promotion is a partnership with Raising Cane’s in Sugar Land, and all net proceeds will benefit the Sugar Land Animal Shelter. The Christmas sale is one of many holiday promotions to help find forever homes for animals available for adoption. An animal angel tree, special adoption fees and help from Santa continues through the month of December. Visit the Animal Services webpage at www.sugarlandtx.gov for upcoming events and specials. A “Santa Special” adoption fee of $20 is available on all cats and kittens through Dec.

7. Animal Services hopes this special rate will bring the gift of a new home to the cats that were recently showcased at a Mega Adoption event. “We are trying to get into the holiday spirit and increase the chances of our animals finding a home for the holidays,” said Animal Services Manager Kathryn Ketchum. “After all, what better gift could there be?” Regular adoption fees for dogs and puppies are $105 and $90 for cats and kittens. These fees include vaccina-

tions, spaying or neutering and a microchip with lifetime registration. All animals come with a sleepover option that allows prospective families to try out a pet for three to five days. If it is not the perfect fit, they can bring them back. If it is love at first sight, they need to return to Animal Services and complete the adoption. For more information, contact Sugar Land Animal Services, 101 Gillingham Lane, at 281-275-A-DOG (2364).

Women’s Council of Realtors honors three members at November luncheon. Each year WCR members nominate and vote on three members for the different awards. This is in recognition by their peers for the time and effort that these members have given to the Women’s Council of Realtors through out the year. This years’ recipients were Lane Pearson of BHG/Gary Greene Realtors received the “Member of the Year” award, Suzette Peoples of Peoples Properties received the Entrepreneur of the Year” award and Chris Lesak of Prosurv received the “Affiliate of the Year” award. Becky Hall, left, Lesak, Ruth Olson, Pearson, Peoples and Barbara Marlin.

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