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‘Deck the Halls’ Holiday Concert

The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra presents its popular holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Stafford Centre. Deck the Halls features seasonal favorites like Sleigh Ride and Frosty the Snowman, as well as classical selections from The Nutcracker and Fantasia on Greensleeves. Also featured are the remarkably talented junior and senior division winners of the Houston Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition who will perform piano concertos with accompaniment from FBSO. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to spread holiday cheer and pose for photographs. Concert-goers can also visit the Christmas Boutique featuring handcrafted items made by orchestra members. Purchase tickets early at fbso.org or call 281-276-9642. Children 12 and under are free when accompaFort Bend Symphony musicians Tofik Khanmamedov, Heather Nielson-Corbett and Katherine nied by an adult, but need a reLeskin share some secrets with Santa Claus about the orchestra’s December 2 holiday concert served ticket.

East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry (Food Pantry & Emergency Assistance Agency) will be participating in this year’s Missouri City Snowfest Parade, Saturday, Dec. 8 and will collect non-perishable food items and gently used clothing during the parade route, and at the end of the parade. EFBHNM has been helping Fort Bend neighbors in need since 1990. More than 3,000 individuals each month receive some kind of emergency assistance from East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. The community’s support is needed and greatly appreciated, especially during the holidays. Above, Don Fought, left, Board By SESHADRI KUMAR Fort Bend County Sheriffmember/volunteer; Connie Esposito, Community Outreach elect Troy Nehls is facing an Coordinator; and, Ernie Morse, Board member/volunteer. unprecedented challenge in staffing before he takes office on Jan. 1. The recently created Civil Service Commission, an indeSteve Porter has announced his decision to seek election to pendent authority set up under the Sugar Land City Council District One in the May 11, 2013 the state statutes to protect the election. interests of sheriff’s departWith the announcement that current District One Councilman ment employees, has resulted and Mayor Pro tem Don Smithers will not seek re-election, Por- in an unintended consequence. ter believes it is an important time for him both professionally Under the existing civil and personally to step forward and serve the citizens and em- service commission rules, Neployers of his district. hls would have no ability to “For close to 32 years, my family and I have made the choice fire or hire employees at his to call District One our home,” Porter said. “We love its rich his- will. That means, he could be tory, great schools, planned growth, economic vitality, low taxes, saddled with senior staff owand the friendly, civic-minded people who also call District One ing allegiance to the erstwhile home.” administration. Porter believes the citizens of Sugar Land are fortunate that One would have thought city leaders and citizen volunteers have made the City, one of the the new sheriff would have best places to live and work in the nation. “Even with the good the powers to hire his own news, there are challenges ahead in District One involving aging chief deputy and some top infrastructure, quality development, safety, economic growth, level civil officials. Yes, Nehls mobility and others,” he said. would be able to hire a new Porter is currently serving his community as President of Gannoway Lake Estates Homeowners Association, Vice President of the Burney Road Municipal Utility District, member of the City of Sugar Land Pedestrian and Bicycle Task Force, and is currently participating in the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Officials from Fort Bend Leadership Forum Class of 2013. County and the City of HousPreviously, Porter has served on both City and County wide ton gathered on November 20, boards and committees, for example City of Sugar Land City to break ground on the new Council Election Recount Committee, City of Sugar Land Uni- Senior Center located at 5525 versity Blvd. North Citizens Taskforce, Fort Bend County-City Hobby Road, behind the Boys of Sugar Land Municipal Airport Joint Zoning Board (County and Girls Club. representative), Boy Scouts of America local troops – Adult Fort Bend County Judge Committee member, and Fort Bend Young Life – Founding Robert Hebert and Precinct 2 Adult Committee member. Commissioner Grady Prestage Porter has a Master of Business Administration from Houston officiated at the ceremonies. Baptist University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Officials from Fort Bend University of Houston. He and his wife, Nancy, have been mar- Count Commissioners Court, ried for 32 years, and have four sons. Porter retired from Exxon- Houston City Council MemMobil after a 39-year career as a global Information Technology bers Larry Green (K) and project manager. Wanda Adams (D), and numerous other community leaders and interested citizens were also on hand to celebrate the start of construction. 10701 Corporate Drive, #282, Stafford, TX 77477 Located in a portion of Fort Mailing Address: P.O. Box 623, Sugar Land, TX 77487 Bend County that is within the Houston city limits, the Cenwww.fbindependent.com Seshadri Kumar ter is an example of collaboraPublisher & Editor 281-980-6745 tion between the county and the City of Houston formed Fort Bend Independent, (USPS 025-572) is published every by leadership in both areas. Wednesday (for a subscription rate of $20 per year) by Fort Bend Funding for this community Independent, LLC., 10701 Corporate Dr., #282, Stafford, Texas project is jointly provided by 77477. Periodicals Postage Paid at Stafford, Texas. Fort Bend County and fedPOSTMASTER: Send address changes to Fort Bend Independent, eral funds secured through the P.O. Box 623, Sugar Land, Tx 77487.

Sheriff-elect calls for changes in rules

Steve Porter announces run for Sugar Land City Council

chief deputy because incumbent Craig Brady, who lost his bid for sheriff in the Republican Party primary, is set to retire at the end of the year. But, what about other top officials in the department? Under the existing rules, the sheriff can name 10 positions as exempt from the civil service rules. If people in these positions decline the “exempt” status, they will be demoted to the next level, and they will continue to draw their current salaries. Sheriff Milton Wright has not yet named these 10 “exempt” positions. If and when he does and when the respective staffers reject the offer, they will become “classified” employees, governed by the civil service commission. Thus, they will not be u to arbitrary firing by the new sheriff.

If Wright does not name the exempt positions, all the employees will be deemed “classified,” leaving no room for Nehls to fill any position. Confronted by the quixotic situation, Nehls has asked the civil service commission to change its rules. Nehls believes that the commission imposes restrictions on the sheriff, for which the commission has no authority. By determining the positions in the sheriff’s office, the commission dictates funding to the department, thus usurping the authority of the commissioners court, he says. There are about 24 budgeted Lieutenant positions. If ten of them are “exempt,” no sergeant will be able to get promoted as lieutenant for a decade or more, going by the current rate of attrition.

The commission forces “positions” that the sheriff has not asked for nor the commissioners court has approved the same. Also, the new sheriff will have top level employees doing mid-level jobs, costing more for the taxpayers. Nehls has offered some suggestions to the commission to rectify the situation. The commission is expected to consider Nehls’ recommendation at a special meeting this Wednesday. The commission is chaired by former Sugar Land Police Chief Ernie Taylor. In his letter to the commission, Nehls says “While I prefer to partner in formulating a process on the issue, ... I may proceed on this matter without regulation by the Civil service Commission.

County breaks ground for new senior center

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, sixth from left, county Commissioners Grady Prestage and James Patterson are joined by Houston City Council members and other officials during the groundbreaking. City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department. The City of Houston Health Department will provide health and wellness services and Fort Bend HHS will manage the day to day operations.

The Center will also include: an auditorium, a fitness center, an Internet Wi-Fi Café and mini-library. This facility is a symbol of progress, growth and concern among city and county leadership for the area’s aging

population and is scheduled to open its doors in the summer of 2013. “We have worked on this project for 4 years and we are very excited that it will finally become a reality”, said Commissioner Prestage.

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News Methodist Sugar Land Hospital receives Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. “With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award demonstrates Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care and addressing the important element of time,” said James Ling, M.D., Medical Director of the Methodist Sugar Land Stroke Program. “We will continue with our focus on providing care that has been shown in the scientific literature to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols,” said Maria Socci, Manager, Stroke Program. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has developed a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and

Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 6 The City of Sugar Land’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m. Just 10 years ago before City Hall was built and Town Square was the vibrant place that it is today, a 20 foot Christmas tree was lit to celebrate the holiday season. During the past decade, attendance figures for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event grew from about 500 to almost 15,000, and the iconic tree now towers a statuesque 40 feet over the middle of the Town Square plaza. “There’s one element that really makes this event unique to Sugar Land,” said Event Production Manager Teresa Preza. “When you look at the faces of everyone in attendance, you see the reflection of community pride and togetherness. The fun and festive family atmosphere truly puts you in the holiday spirit.” Christ United Methodist Church will sponsor the life-size 15 foot snow globe where families will have the opportunity to take a one-of-a kind commemorative photo inside the giant inflatable. Juggling elves, a “Letters to Santa” station and live ice sculpture artists are just a few of the walk-around festive performers that will entertain attendees. Not to be outdone, Santa will once again make his grand appearance to light the tree and will also be onsite for free pictures with children of all ages at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church photo and activity stations. Main stage entertainment will include performances by adult Sugar Land Super Star winner Lauryn Harris; junior Sugar Land Super Star winner Selena Packard; local school groups and organizations; and several community choirs. Back again this year is BalletForte with a stunning performance of its annual production, The Nutcracker. The event is free and open to the public. A free shuttle service will run from Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd., to Sugar Land Town Square from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Parking will also be available in the Texas and Lone Star garages in Town Square. For more information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov or call (281) 275-2885.

Chris Siebenaler, left, Chief Executive Officer ; Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer; Becky Chalupa, Associate Chief Nursing Officer; Diane McGraw, Director of Quality Management; Maria Socci, Stroke Program Manager and Dr. James Ling, Medical Director of the Stroke Program. treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. This includes always being equipped to provide brain imaging scans, having neurologists available to conduct patient evaluations and using clot-busting medications when appropriate. To receive the award, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital achieved an 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as antithrombotics, anticoagula-

tion therapy, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. In addition to the Get With The Guideline-Stroke award, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has also been recognized as a recipient of the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll, for improving stroke care. Over the past quarter, at least 50 percent of the hospital’s eligible ischemic stroke patients have received tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital (known as ‘door-toneedle’ time). A thrombolytic, or clot-busting agent, tPA is the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the urgent

and protocols for treating stroke patients,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., chair of the Get With The Guidelines National Steering Committee and Director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “The full implementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of stroke patients.” “The time is right for Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to be focused on improving the quality of stroke care by implementing Get With The Guidelines–Stroke. The number of acute ischemic stroke patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the

next decade due to increasing stroke incidence and a large aging population,” said Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. For a physician referral, please call Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s physician referral line 281-274-7500, or visit MethodistSugarLand. com.

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Opinion

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“Now That’s Customer Service!” Award given to two employees at Sugar Land’s Chevrolet dealership A good friend here in Houston called me about his experience when purchasing a new vehicle. I’ll let him tell his story. “Recently, the engine had gone out on my SUV. Not wanting to put money into a 10 year old vehicle with over 150,000 miles, my wife and I set out to purchase a new car. While excited about getting a new vehicle, we were both not thrilled about the stress that goes along with the purchase process. Let’s face it, dealing with salesmen, finance managers, numbers and negotiations often distracts from the joy that should come from looking for, finding and purchasing the second most expensive item most people pay for in a lifetime. Relatively excited, we began our search by visiting a prominent dealership in Sugar Land, Texas. As we exited our vehicle, one salesperson walked past us, looked the other way and did not utter a single word. I thought to myself, “Okay, here we go!” We entered the dealership and within minutes several other salespeople and dealership personnel walked past us and not one of them acknowledged our presence. Finally, we were greeted. After describing the details of the vehicle I was interested in (color, features, price range, etc.), we began our search. During this process, our salesman talked at us instead of to us, constantly interrupted when we had questions, and most of the vehicles he showed us did not meet the details we mentioned at the beginning of our visit.

Dave Wasaff and Dimitri Platsas of Classic Chevrolet in Sugar Land are the recipients of the “Now That’s Customer Service!” Award. This award is presented by Errol Allen Consulting for outstanding customer service. Later that evening (7:30 rolet in Sugar Land, Texas. As p.m) my wife stopped by the my son and I were exiting my dealership to take another rental car, a gentleman walked look around on her way home out and greeted us before our from the office. She was told feet were planted firmly on that there was a vehicle we the ground. His name was Dahad not seen earlier that we vid Wasaff, Sales Consultant. may be interested in. After I informed Mr. Wasaff of what looking at the vehicle, she I was looking for in a vehicle agreed that this was closer and literally within minutes I to what we were looking for was standing in front of an auand informed the salesman, “I tomobile that met my criteria. I thought to myself, “Wow, will bring my husband by tohe listened!” I told Mr. Wasamorrow to see the car.” To her surprise, the sales- ff, “My wife works three man said with arrogance blocks from here. I will bring and disrespect, “Why does her by in 15 minutes to see the he have to see it? It’s pretty vehicle.” He replied, “Would you much what you all are looking for. We can close this deal like to bring the vehicle to tonight! Can’t you make the her? This way you can test drive it and get to see her exdecision?” Needless to say, my wife pression when you pull up.” I said, “Let’s do it.” was furious and he knew it!!! She loved it and twenty Turned off by our experiences with this dealership, I minutes later we were sitting decided it was time to look with Finance Manager, Dimitris Platas. elsewhere. He understood how much After picking up my son from school the next day I we wanted to spend and what took a turn into Classic Chev- I wanted my monthly note to

be. He worked diligently on our behalf and within an hour we were the owners of a new car. The experience was so pleasant and hassle free, we bought a second vehicle from the dealership for my wife five days later. Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land, David Wasaff and Dimitris Platsas got it right! They understand the importance of listening to the customer and engaging in meaningful negotiations with integrity. The culture at Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land is like no other. These are hard working men and women who take pride in what they do and have a genuine concern for their customers before and after the sale. Everyone we encountered was friendly and courteous from the moment we drove into the dealership’s parking lot. We strongly recommend Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land to anyone in the market for a new vehicle.” Classic Chevrolet provided a classic customer service experience! 1.Acknowledged customer’s presence in a timely manner. 2.Listened to customer’s needs. 3. Met the customer’s needs in providing a new vehicle that matched the customer’s criteria. 4.Exceeded expectations by completing the purchasing transaction in a timely, no hassle manner. Now That’s Customer Service! Congratulations Dave Wasaff, Dimitri Platsas and Classic Chevrolet!

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LETTER: Public officials deserve thanks To the Editor: Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a great time for us to give thanks and why not give thanks to those who really deserve it? One positive aspect of our lives that we commonly take for granted is how fortunate we are to live in a great town. Missouri City is an amazing town to live in, and life is often better than our politicians would have us believe. The City has consistently won recognition and awards for its crime statistics, its parks, and its personnel. We are often compared to Sugar Land and as good as that City has been for its residents, we regularly outshine even that municipality in various ways. So, why not consider thanking those who do the most to make our City the “Show Me City” that it is. Missouri City residents who I talk to are most often grateful that we have excellent schools, a superlative and committed police force and great park areas. A key to having those amenities continue is to persevere in electing public officials who are focused on providing a high level of government services. More importantly, we need to show gratitude towards our public officials for their commitment to excellence in

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our communities. I am most thoroughly impressed by several Missouri City Council Members and FBISD Board Members who engage in extra effort to be informed about community issues, to be in contact with their constituencies, and to involve themselves in our lives in a positive manner. This extra effort is also exemplified by Missouri City Police officers who routinely go the extra mile so that we can enjoy safe neighborhoods. School Board Members, in particular, face huge obstacles to ensure that the School District operates within budget, that classroom space is sufficient and that teachers are adequately compensated. Our School Board Members deserve a huge thank you for their service and commit-

ment to make our School District the best. Of course, teachers bear the brunt of everyday problems in classrooms and their patience and tenacity is impressive. I cannot think of a more demanding job than to be a teacher and to face students every day, knowing that you are one of the key factors in seeing that they grow into responsible citizens. Teachers and School Board Members genuinely deserve our heartfelt thanks. Being a City Council Member in Missouri City is a particularly imposing challenge. We have the most diverse population of any of the municipalities in Fort Bend County and with that diversity comes a never ending variety of needs and challenges. The small stipend given to these men can’t come close to com-

pensating them for the number of hours they work to improve our area. They attend meetings, dinners, and other functions, giving their best to see that they have input from all the City’s residents. Necessarily, these are men with considerable strengths and achieving hard-fought agreements and compromises requires a clear vision of what is really important. We are fortunate to have Council Members who have a special talent for community service and a profound understanding of what Missouri City can become. Over the next few days, please take the time to say thanks to our public officials, police officers and teachers who make life special in Missouri City. Howard Moline Missouri City

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 26th day of September, 2012 by the 240th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12-DCV-198180 in favor of the Plaintiff - Canyon Gate at Cinco Ranch Homeowners Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $8,436.03 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 23rd day of October, 2012, 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) - Jude R. McNamara, ET AL had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 4th day of December, 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten 0’ clock a.m. and four 0’ 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: 6227 Morgan Canyon Ct., Katy, Fort Bend County, Texas 77450, also known as Canyon Gate, Cinco Ranch, Section 1, Block 1, Lot 34 (The “Property”)

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 26th day of September, 2012 by the 400th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 11-DCV-194314 in favor of the Plaintiff - Canyon Gate at Cinco Ranch Homeowners Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $9,272.64 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 23rd day of October, 2012, 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) - Tom W. Berndt, ET AL had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 4th day of December, 2012 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: 6222 Santiago Mountain Ct., Katy, Fort Bend County, Texas 77450, also known as Canyon Gate Cinco Ranch, Section 1, Block 1, Lot 10 (The “Property”)

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 29th day of October, 2012 by the 268th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 11-DCV-194003 in favor of the Plaintiff - Firethorne Community Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $2974.76 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 8th day of November, 2012, 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) - Scott Everett Evans, ET AL had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 4th day of December, 2012 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:

ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $203,280.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final.

ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $201,070.00

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 2522 PEPPERIDGE DR., KATY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77494, ALSO KNOWN AS FIRETHORNE, SECTION 4, BLOCK 2, LOT 6 (THE “PROPERTY”) 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.

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.

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: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338

Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1309

Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1309

LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing a Request for Proposals for the following: RFP #076-13 SIDEWALK EVALUATION SERVICES The City of Missouri City requests proposals from interested parties for the furnishing of sidewalk evaluation services for the City’s Public Works Department. The selected firm will perform a sidewalk evaluation and provide data for inclusion in the City’s asset tracking software, Cartegraph. The evaluation will be performed as a walking survey with photo documentation and will consist of rating individual and block segments. The distresses to be rated will follow the City’s established criteria. It is the intent of the City of Missouri City to contract with one (1) vendor. Vendors are requested to submit a proposal that meets all requirements contained herein. Proposals submitted shall be complete and include all costs associated with the proposal and shall be subject to negotiation by the City. All costs involved with preparing a proposal for submittal, including interview travel expenses, are the responsibility of the proposal respondent. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time December 17, 2012 and then opened. The RFP packages may be obtained beginning November 28th by requesting the document name and number listed above by contacting the City Purchasing Office at 1522 Texas Parkway by phone at (281) 403-8612 or email at charles@ missouricitytx.gov Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the RFP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals 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. Proposal packages marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Proposals are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas Cause No. 12-CCV-048999 FORT BEND COUNTY WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO.2 COUNTY COURT AT LAW VS

NUMBER ONE (1) OF

UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JULIAN N. CHAVEZ, DECEASED, ET UX., ET AL.

FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

BRIEF ON CITATION BY PUBLICATION In the name and by the authority of the State of Texas Notice is hereby given to the following Defendants: TO: The Unknown heirs of Julian N. Chavez and Trinidad G. Chavez You are commanded to appear before the Special Commissioners appointed by the Judge of the Fort Bend County Court at Law No. 1, on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 9: 30 a.m. at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, Texas 77479, who shall then and there assess the value of the property belonging to Defendants which is sought to be condemned by Plaintiff, in Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 vs. Unknown Heirs of Julian N. Chavez, Deceased, et ux., et al.; Cause No. 12-CCV-048999, wherein Fort Bend County Water Control and IMprovement District No. 2 is the Plaintiff, and Unknown Heirs of Julian N. Chavez, Deceased, Unknown Heirs of Trinidad G. Chavez, Deceased, Dolores A. Chavez and her spouse Jose G. Chavez, Adella C. Martin and her spouse Ramon Martin, Mary C. Ortiz and her spouse Esteban Y. Oritz, Mariano Chavez, Aurora C. Katsiamakas, Julian Chavez, Jr., David Chavez, Petra C. Lopez, Gabriel Puente and his spouse Rosie Puente, and, Fort Bend County Tax AssessorCollector are Defendants. PSeptember 14, 2012, discloses that the nature of the suit is a condemnation case. Plaintiff seeks to condemn a water line easement across, along, over and upon the 0.025-acre tract of land described by mete and bounds in the attached Exhibit A and the 0.002-acre tract of land described by metes and bounds the attached Exhibit B to Plaintiff ’s First Amended Statement and Petition for Condemnation. Attorneys for Plaintiff are Joyce, McFarland+McFarland LLP, Elly D. Austin, 712 Main Street, Suite 1500, Houston, Texas 77002. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court in the City of Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, on this 19th day of October 2012. Hon. Dianne Wilson, Clerk of Fort Bend County, Texas 301 Jackson Street, Suite 101 Richmond, Texas 77469-3108 Nancy Henderson, Deputy

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INDEPENDENT • NOVEMBER 28, 2012 • Page 5 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 for Falcon Landing Blvd. and Gaston Road Reserve being a partial replat of Greenbusch Estates, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Gerald Grissom with Brown & Gay Engineers Inc. at 281-558-8700 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 for Long Meadow Farms Retail Center Section 1 being a replat of Long Meadow Farms Commercial Reserve Sec. 4 amending plat No. 1, Precinct 4. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Jorge DeLaRosa with Costello Inc. at 713-783-7788 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 for Greenbusch Estates partial replat No. 1, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 for Cinco Village Center, Section 3 partial replat No. 7, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Brian Nawara with Texas Engineering and Mapping at 281-4912525 for information prior to the hearing.

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing an Invitation for Bids for the following: IFB # 069-13 Construction of Cangelosi Watershed Detention Facility 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 turnkey construction of a berm around Buffalo Run Park and improvements to the inflow/ outflow channel of the Cangelosi Watershed Detention Facility. This project includes, but is not limited to, the following: Earthwork; tree and plant protection; sidewalk and driveway improvements at berm crossings; remove and dispose of concrete; remove and reinstall riprap; adjust and relocate existing backslope drains; protect and adjust utilities to proposed grade; remove and relay existing concrete pavers; construction of monument wall with City logo; irrigation; landscaping; and all other items complete as specified and/or shown on the contract drawings.

Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

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 13, 2012 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.co.fort-bend.tx.us. RFP 13-018 – NO NOTICE EXERCISE FOR OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 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

All construction shall be in conformance with project plans, specifications, City of Missouri City standards, ordinances and comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Bid shall include any freight, fuel surcharge or other miscellaneous charges. The bid shall be lump sum and include the days to completion. Project Location: This project is located at 1220 Buffalo Run Drive in Missouri City, Texas 77489. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, November 30, 2012 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1522 Texas Parkway, in Missouri City. Bids will be accepted until 2 PM, December 10, 2012 and then opened. The bid packages packages may be obtained from the Purchasing Office at 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas 77489, telephone (281) 403-8626. There is no charge for the bid package. Bids must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Bids 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. Bids marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Bids are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued oft of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 3rd day of October 2012, by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT # 21 VS. ESCOTO D. THOMAS, DBA AGAPE MOYERS in Cause # 09-DCV-171027 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 4th day of December, 2012, 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 Corner, near Stairway “B� of the Courthouse of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 8503010050350901 LOT 35, BLOCK 5, FINAL PLAT OF VILLAGES OF TOWN CENTER, SECTION 1, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO(S) 901/A AND 901/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on the 23rd day of October 2012 as the property of ESCOTO D. THOMAS to satisfy a judgment amounting to $6,302.80, 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 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 23RD DAY OF OCTOBER, 2012.

Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and I or Order of Sale issued on the 16th day of October, 2012 by the 240th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 07-DCV-160953 in favor of the Plaintiff - The Promenade at Stafford Run Homeowners’ Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $1,648.22 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and I or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 24th day of October, 2012, 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)- Angela Natt had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 4th day of December, 2012 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 30, BLOCK 4, OF PROMENADE AT STAFFORD RUN SUBDIVISION, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT SLIDE 1323A AND 1323B IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $164,040.00 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: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338

Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Gerald Grissom with Brown & Gay Engineers Inc. at 281-558-8700 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 for King Lakes, Section 13 being a partial replat of Greenbusch Estates, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas. Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Gerald Grissom with Brown & Gay Engineers Inc. at 281-558-8700 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 for the following until THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. (CST). All bids will then be publicly opened and read in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469. Bids received after the specified time will be returned unopened. CDs are available in the Purchasing Agent’s Office. All addendums will be posted on Purchasing Agent’s website located at www.co.fort-bend.tx.us. BID 13-017 – EXPANSION OF PARKING LOT AT SUGAR LAND ANNEX A pre-bid conference will be conducted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM (CST). The prebid conference will be held at Fort Bend County Purchasing Department located in the Travis Annex at 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX. All bidders are encouraged to attend. Lump sum pricing is required; payment will be by check. Bonds are required. Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas 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 9th day of October, 2012 by the 240th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12-DCV-196579 in favor of the Plaintiff - Kelliwood Fund Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $10,812.27 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 1st day of November, 2012, 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) - Elvis Lee Shaw and Maria Southhall-Shaw had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 4th day of December, 2012 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 7, IN BLOCK 1, OF KELLIWOOD GREENS, SECTION 1, REPLAT OF WILLOW FORK, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NUMBERS 102118 AND 1022/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $370,650.00 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: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338

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Game, Set, Match The Missouri City Recreation and Tennis Center continues to attract new members with its premier fitness programs and as part of its lineup, the Center serves up ace tennis lessons aimed at attracting people of all ages to the sport. Classes are offered at affordable rates for players of all skill levels. Qualified teaching staff provides individual private lessons and group instruction for two to eight people of the same skill level—these coaching sessions work well for teams who want practice sessions between league match days. Courts are also available for league play and open play. Presently 17 leagues, totaling 187 participants, utilize the Center during the week. “We have a year-round Junior Program for ages 4 to 18,” said Tennis Director Shirley Mendoza, who coached TEAM USA in the 2011 Special Olympic Games in Athens and led Duchesne Academy to three consecutive High School State Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012. “We teach all levels from beginner to competitive tournament players; so, get your 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 29th day of October, 2012 by the 268th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 11-DCV-194244 in favor of the Plaintiff - Firethorne Community Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $3,588.89 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 8th day of November, 2012, 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) - Glen Acuna and Ginger Acuna had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 4th day of December, 2012 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: 28115 RUSTY HAWTHORNE DR., KATY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77494, ALSO KNOWN AS FIRETHORNE, SECTION 3, BLOCK 2, LOT 11 (THE “PROPERTY”) ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $209,150.00 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: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 23rd day of October, 2012 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRlCT VS. CHARLES IKECHUKWU ANUGWOM, JR. ET AL, in Cause # 10-DCV-186586 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:000’ Clock AM on the 4th day of December, 2012, 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 Corner, 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: 5862010060190907 LOT NINETEEN (19), BLOCK SIX (6), OF QUAIL GREEN, SECTION ONE (1), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 24, PAGE 12 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY TEXAS. ALSO KNOWN AS 2603 DAWN STAR DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77489. Levied on the 2nd day of November 2012 as the property of CHARLES IKECHUKWU ANUGWOM, JR., DOROTHY ANUGWOM, QUAIL GREEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. to satisfy a judgment amounting to $24,406.07, representing delinquent taxes, penalty, 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 MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT #26; CITY OF MISSOURI CITY; HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MISSOURI CITY; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND; FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD ROAD CONTROL. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 2ND DAY of NOVEMBER, 2012. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338

Ethan, 8, and Bianca, 10, practiced their skills recently with a group of other children, some older and some younger, all having a good time at the tennis center. kids active by learning a sport of a lifetime!” The idea of tennis being a lifetime sport attracted Sherry and Francis Matillano to the game. After learning of

their son Ethan’s interest and researching the cost, they signed him up and encouraged his good friend, Bianca Sophia Pane, to join, too. The family’s goal is for Ethan to

City of Missouri City A public hearing will be held by the City of Missouri City to receive comments for or against proposed amendments to the City’s Zoning Ordinance regarding: (1) The regulation of certain vehicles and trailers containing business signs or other commercial signs. The public hearing is scheduled: City Council Date: Monday, December 17, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: City Council Chambers (2nd Floor of City Hall) 1522 Texas Parkway (FM 2234) Missouri City, Texas Specific information is available at City Hall, Missouri City, Texas, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or you may call 281-403-8541 or email planning@missouricitytx.gov for additional information. NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 26th day of September, 2012 by the 400th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 10-DCV-184270 in favor of the Plaintiff - Hunters Glen Community Association- Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,447.91 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 23rd day of October, 2012, 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) - Dylan N. Johnson had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 4th day of December, 2012 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION FORT BEND COUNTY

Adriana Rapolla and her two children, 6-year-old Jake and 8-year-old Kiara, recently enjoyed classes with their friends. “I love bringing the kids here because they have great programs and they get to play with other kids,” Rapolla said. “The staff makes it fun and the kids look forward to coming.” For more information, call Mendoza at 281-4038629. For a detailed list of lesson prices, please visit the city’s website: www. missouricitytx.gov.

The County Purchasing Agent of Fort Bend County will conduct a PUBLIC AUCTION for SURPLUS AND SALVAGE PROPERTY on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM. The auction will be held at the Fort Bend County Needville Purchasing satellite office located at 9110 Long Street, Needville, 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 3rd day of October, 2012 by the 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 09-DCV-172040 in favor of the Plaintiff - Park at Mission Glen Homeowners’ Association Plaintiff, for the sum of $7,434.09 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 2nd day of November, 2012, 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) - Ngozika Ngonadi had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 4th day of December, 2012 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten 0’clock a.m. and four 0’ clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the above defendant had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 6, BLOCK 2, OF PARK AT MISSION GLEN, SECTION 1, AMENDING PLAT NO. 1, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO. 2164B AND 2165 A&B OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $152,530.00 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: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1309

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 for Lakes of Williams Ranch, Section 1 Partial Replat No. 3, Precinct 1. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 for Grand Corner Reserves partial replat No. 3, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, William B. Travis Bldg., 309 S. Fourth St., Rm. 700, Richmond, Texas.

Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Brian Nawara with Texas Engineering and Mapping at 281-4912525 for information prior to the hearing.

Under state law, you the owner, have certain rights with respect to the proposed replat. Should you wish to exercise your right, you may be heard at the planned public hearing. You may contact Brian Nawara with Texas Engineering and Mapping at 281-4912525 for information prior to the hearing.

Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk

Items to be sold: 1998 Mercury Villager, 2005 Chrysler Sebring, 2002 Ford Taurus Select, 2 each Chevrolet Impala, 2 each Ford Taurus, 29 each Ford Crown Victoria, 1 Chevrolet Cargo Van, Ford ½ ton truck, 2 each Ford ¾ ton trucks, Ford 1 ton, 2 each Ford 1 ton cab and chassis, Jeep Cherokee, Rhino Shredder, 2 each John Deere shredders, 2 each Ford John Deere tractors, Ford dump truck, theater seats, Freon recovery system, computer items, copy machine, printers, radial arm saw, popcorn machine, postal boxes, washer, refrigerator, gurney, light bars, microwaves, furniture, TVs, mowers, weed eaters, generators, 1000 gallon tank, 2 each 100 gallon storage tanks, filing cabinets, office décor, cell phones, metal shelving, office supplies, piano and several wooden pews. Viewing of all items: Friday, November 30, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Registration: Saturday, December 1, 2012 beginning at 8:00 AM. Auction Start Time: 10:00 AM beginning with vehicles followed immediately by surplus miscellaneous items. Removal of Purchased Items: All items must be removed from auction site by 4:00 PM on auction day. All sales are final. All purchases must be paid in full on the day of sale by credit card (Master Card and Visa only with fee), cash, personal check with a bank letter of guarantee, cashier’s check with a bank letter of guarantee, or company check with a bank letter of guarantee. Absolutely no checks accepted without a bank letter of guarantee. Fort Bend County reserves the right to add or delete items from the auction. Items offered for sale are sold as is where is and without warranty. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Texas

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing a Request for Competitive Sealed Proposals for the following: RFCSP #070-13

Construction of Cart Storage Building

The City of Missouri City is soliciting competitive sealed proposals for its Cart Storage Building project. This project consists of new construction and site demolition. The work includes, but is not limited to: •10,000 SF one-story building to be utilized for cart storage •Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing •Related site work including civil improvements: paving, water, sanitary, and storm sewer •Irrigation •Owner supplied inventory items; see exhibit “B” (plans and specifications) •Demolition of existing cart storage building and miscellaneous existing paving •Be advised that specifications may make reference to other structures not part of this project Construction must be performed to the standards set by the specifications or payment requests will be rejected. All costs anticipated by the contractor for which he shall seek reimbursement MUST be included in the proposal submitted. This includes any fees, freight, fuel surcharge or other miscellaneous charges. A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held at 10 AM, November 29, 2012 in the Azalea Room, Second Floor, City Centre @ Quail Valley, 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City, TX 77459. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 PM, December 17, 2012 and then opened. RFCSP packages may be obtained from the Purchasing Office at 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas 77489, telephone (281) 403-8626. There is no charge for the bid package. Proposals must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the RFCSP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Proposals 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. Proposals marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Proposals are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

City of Missouri City ORDINANCE NO. O-12-50

City of Missouri City ORDINANCE NO. O-12-48 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY AMENDING CHAPTER 86, UTILITIES, OF THE MISSOURI CITY CODE; PROVIDING REGULATIONS FOR THE DISCHARGE OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES TO THE SANITARY SEWERS AND TO THE CITY’S PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS; REGULATING WASTEWATER AND MISCELLANEOUS DISCHARGES; PROVIDING FOR A PERMIT SYSTEM FOR DISCHARGE OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES INTO SANITARY SEWERS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; PROVIDING A PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 14, Block 11, 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: $71,840.00

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-12-48 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on November 19, 2012, as the same appears in the records of my office.

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.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 74, PARKS AND RECREATION, OF THE MISSOURI CITY CODE; AMENDING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO CERTAIN ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED IN PUBLIC PARKS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; PROVIDING A PENALTY; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. 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-12-50 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on November 19, 2012, as the same appears in the records of my office. /s/ Maria Gonzalez City Secretary

/s/ Maria Gonzalez City Secretary

Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: S.D. Sayers, Deputy Constable #1338 NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND

achieve skill sets that will one day qualify him to teach.

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By virtue of an Order of Sale dated OCT 30, 2012, delivered pursuant to a Judgment issued out of the 240th District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, said judgment rendered in favor of THE COMMONWEALTH CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC., plaintiff, and against L MICKELE DANIELS AND WIFE RHODA L. DANIELS, defendant, in Cause No. 08DCV-165996, for the sum of FIFTEENTHOUSAND- SEVENTY- SEVEN AND 31/100’s ($15077.31), plus fees for posting notices, publishing, and all costs of executing sale. I did on the 31 day of OCT, 2012, at 5:00 PM, levy upon the following described tract of land in Fort Bend County, Texas, as the property of L MICKELE DANIELS AND WIFE RHODA L. DANIELS, defendant(s), to-wit: LOT 2, IN BLOCK 5 THE PARTIAL REPLAT OF SWEETWATER, SECTION 12, AND SWEETWATER SECTION 12A, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NOS. 979/B AND 908/A, PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AND BEING MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 19 DARTMOOR COURT, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS 77479 and on DECEMBER 4, 2012, being the first Tuesday of said month, between the hours of 10:00 o’clock a.m. and 4:00 o’clock p.m., at the Fort Bend County Courthouse 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle Parking Garage, in Fort Bend County, Texas, I will offer for sale and sell at public auction for cash, all the right, title and interest of L. MICKELE DANIELS AND WIFE RHODA L. DANIELS, defendant, in and to said property. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX. 77469 DATE: DECEMBER 4, 2012 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 AM TROY E. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

LOCATION/DATE: The City Council of the City of Missouri City will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 17, 2012, at the City Council Chambers – 2nd Floor, City Hall Building, 1522 Texas Parkway (FM-2234), Missouri City, Texas at 7:00 p.m. PURPOSE: To receive comments for or against a request to rezone an approximate 30.00 acre tract of land from LC-3, retail district to MF-2, multifamily residential district. SITE LOCATION: The subject site is located south of Trammel Fresno Road, east of the Fort Bend Parkway and west of Fort Bend Independent School District’s Hightower High School. SITE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The subject site can be described as being a 30.00 acre tract of land, out of the residue of that certain tract of land called 44.8957 acres conveyed to Hannover Estates, Ltd. from Partridge Glen, Ltd. by deed filed for record under Fort Bend County Clerk’s File No. 2000-099935 and out of that certain tract of land called 21.0199 acres conveyed to Hannover Estates, Ltd. from Partridge Glen, Ltd. by deed filed for record under Fort Bend County Clerk’s File No. 2000-099932, being situated in the Moses Shipman Survey, Abstract No. 86, Fort Bend County, Texas. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Additional information and a map of the subject site are available for review at City Hall, Missouri City, Texas on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call 281-403-8600 or email the Planning Department at planning@missouricitytx.gov for further information.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS A-22 DITCH HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City: CIP PROJECT NAME: CIP PROJECT NUMBER: LOCATION OF WORK:

A-22 Ditch Hike and Bike Trail PK1307 Sugar Mill Subdivision Sugar Land, TX

Plans, specifications, and bidding documents on CD may be obtained at the following offices: City of Sugar Land Engineering Office 2700 Town Center Boulevard North Sugar Land, TX 77479 Greg Nichols 281 275-2454 Shondra Holmes 281 275-2790 Robin Jackson 281 275-2354 Plans are available electronically by contacting: gnichols@sugarlandtx.gov Sealed bids in triplicate, one (1) original and two (2) copies, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Brazos Room, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Questions regarding this bid must be received by Friday, December 7, 2012 before 5:00 P.M. Please contact Greg Nichols, Project Manager. (281) 275-2454 or gnichols@sugarlandtx.gov . The City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that complies with all requirements of the Request for Bids. The City of Sugar Land will give notice of the contract award within sixty (60) calendar days after the bid opening date and time. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC City Secretary


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FILM REVIEW The Sessions This is a big film on a small platform. The hero is Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes) who is paralyzed from the neck down because “my muscles don’t work.� But his sexual organ does have the ability to function even though as a man in his 30’s and confined to a bed on wheels and an iron lung part-time, he is a virgin. Mark is deeply religious, so he approaches Father Brendan (William H. Macy) who contemplates the problem that Mark wants to have sex (fornicate) outside of marriage and the sympathetic priest declares that God will give him a “pass� on this one. Thus, starts the trek by Mark to start meetings or “sessions� with a professional sex surrogate. Helen Hunt owns the role of Cheryl who quickly explains to Mark that she is not a prostitute, but a surrogate for sex for those who need special help. Hunt doesn’t show up for at least 30 minutes into the movie, but the meaningful action doesn’t get started until she gingerly yet therapeutically disrobes both of them and begins the torturous process of teaching and consummating the sex act. Director and Screenwriter Ben Lewin convinced Ms. Hunt that total nudity was essential to the role so much so that by the end of the movie the frontal nudity of Helen Hunt is a nonissue. Meanwhile, Lewin weaved a story of tenderness, terror, and touch that was worthy of a true story of a man who was trapped in his body and only wanted to experience the sex act of his fellow humans. The character development and story were established at the right speed so the audience did not have to take leaps of faith that were beyond their comfort zone but landed in their caring zone. For this balance, Lewin will be remembered as a genius and consideration for multiple nominations including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Direction. Those nominations will leave room for the more obvious and surer bets for Best Actor by John Hawkes as the emaciated Mark and Best Supporting Actress for Helen Hunt as the magnificently caring and confused Cheryl the surrogate who was married to Adam Arkin. I’ve been a big fan of Hawkes since “Winter Bone� and no one has the guts to criticize the great Helen Hunt so count me in. Does she capture that enchantment of Carol in “As Good as It Gets?� Yes! And don’t rule out a nomination for long-haired William H. Macy as Father Brendan. This movie is a memorable story that will become a classic. Rock ‘n Roll.

          

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The only TCEQ approved gold refinery in town is now open to the public.

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