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Hearts & Hammers Gala

Missouri City wins one round in the golf course litigation

On Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at the Safari Texas Ranch the Fort Bend CORPS will be holding its second annual Hearts & Hammers Gala to raise funds for the organization. Half of the funds raised will go to fund the capital campaign, which will raise money for a permanent Fort Bend CORPS office and warehouse space. The other half will go to the Hearts & Hammers Program, which does the exterior restoration of homes within Fort Bend County. The Fort Bend CORPS is a nonprofit corporation. The CORPS was established in 1999 and has completed home repairs on over 1100 homes within Fort Bend County. All repairs are provided free of charge with no obligation. This assistance is made possible by grants, monetary donations, in-kind donations, as well as the unselfish and tireless work of hundreds of volunteers. The need for this program is great as there is currently a six month long waiting list of important and worthwhile projects within Fort Bend County. As this is the CORPS 10 year anniversary, the following founding members have agreed to be cochairs: Bob and Carole Brown, Herb and Emelia Appel, Bill and Susan Jameson, Barkley and Jill Peschel, and David and Sharon Sabom. Plan to join the evening of music, food and friends at this fantastic event. Above, the organizing committee members—Gary Pearson, left, Terrie Stuart, Cinnamon Fuentes (Event Cochair), Rochelle Hall (Event Cochair), Richard Logan, Chayo Huff, Jill Peschel, Barkley Peschel, Tom Stavinoha, Mazie Leftwich, Brandy Leonhart, rear left, Barb Piazzo, Judy Bartay, Susan Davis, Betty Baitland, Terrie Rowley. For tickets and sponsorship, call Mandi Bronsell at 281-282-7476.

HCC Southwest introduces weekend college Houston Community College Southwest launches its Weekend College in 2010. Students who have a fulltime, nine to five job can now take advantage of new hours at the West Loop and Stafford Campuses. HCC Southwest will be offering more classes on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. “In today’s tough econom-

ic times we want to make it more convenient for anyone to get a degree or specialized training,” says Dr. Fena Garza president of Houston Community College Southwest. “Everyone needs an education that will help them find and keep a job.” Classes range from Art Appreciation to Organic Chemistry and a full time (12 hour)

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schedule can be completed on weekends. Workforce courses will also be offered including: Accounting, Computer Illustration and Digital Gaming along with many more. Classes begin January 19, 2010, and all core courses have been approved for transfer to four-year universities. For more information, visit southwest.hccs.edu

By BARBARA FULENWIDER Missouri City won the skirmish regarding Quail Valley Country Club’s motion to dismiss in the County Court at Law No. 4 on Thursday, Dec. 10. County Court at Law No. 4 Judge R. H. “Sandy” Bielstein denied the motion and promised a ruling on Missouri City’s right to take issue soon. Caroline Kelley, Missouri City attorney, said that QVCC’s motion for summary dismissal was based on the city’s motion requesting a partial summary judgment. The judgment was requested to decide on the city’s right to take the property and if so

at what value. Bielstein took the summary judgment motion under advisement at the Dec. 10 hearing where he also promised a ruling on the right to take issue, Kelley said. QVCC lawyers contested Missouri City’s right to take all 392 acres as necessary for the public interest. The city maintains it has that right because it is for public purposes -- specifically for park purposes, Kelley said. At the Dec. 10 preliminary hearing, the court also heard motions by both sides to exclude certain expert testimony. Decisions on that were postponed to Jan. 4, according to Kelley.

At the Dec. 7 meeting, the city council unanimously approved a resolution ratifying council’s prior actions considering acquisition of the QVCC property. Owners of QVCC have contended that there were “procedural irregularities” in the resolution R-08-09 council adopted on March 3, 2008. They claim the “irregularities” were that the four council members who live in Quail Valley had not filed affidavits stating they own homes in the vicinity of QVCC prior to voting to condemn. Lawyers for the city believe there “were no procedural irSee GOLF, Page 2

Delinquent tax collection contract elicits 4-1 vote By SESHADRI KUMAR Fort Bend County Commissioners Court last week renewed a contract with the law firm Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson for collection of delinquent taxes for three more years, over the objections raised by Commissioner Andy Meyers. Linebarger has been the county’s delinquent tax collector for more than a decade and the county has not issued a request for proposals from any other firm, especially because the contract was being renewed with Linebarger on a yearly basis.

Meyers proposed that the contract be renewed with Linebarger once again for a year, since the county has not solicited proposals from anyone. Meyers, having failed to restrict the contract for one year, instead of three years, proposed two more amendments, and again failed to get any support from others in the court. Under the existing contract, if the county chooses to terminate the contract with Linebarger, the county can keep the software for a maximum of six months and must pay

$20,000 a month. Meyers said that the county should have the option to keep the software for one year, instead of six months and the monthly fee be reduced from $20,000 to $2000. Meyers said Linebarger has a contract with Galveston County and the contract stipulates only $2,000 and allows its usage for one year. Why can’t Fort Bend County get the same term, especially because the number of tax accounts processed in Fort Bend is less than that of Galveston County? See TAX, Page 2

Early decisions lead to future success Bill Little was elected mayor in 1961, just a few years after the City’s incorporation on Dec. 29, 1959. He and his wife, Mary, came from Ohio looking for job opportunities in Sugar Land. He found one with Sugarland Industries. During those days, there weren’t many new people in the company town; they were the new kids on the block, but they would have a lasting impact on the City’s future. In those days, Sugar Land was still a company town, with Sugarland Industries operating everything from a cotton gin to the John Deere Tractor agency, a super market, a western auto store, a home and furniture store, a drug store and all the other necessities of life. The company had one charge account and ran its own credit agency. There were no credit cards; debts were deducted from paychecks, and itemized statements were provided at the end of every month. As Houston and surrounding areas grew, more and

more stores opened in the city, prompting the company to sell its stores to major retailers. It marked the beginning of a gradual transition from company town to City governance. Following incorporation, City Council asked Imperial Sugar for a building to turn into City Hall. The company provided a shoe store on Kempner Street that included one office and an additional room. The sugar company donated desks and chairs, and the local Lions’ Club provided additional furniture for the council table. As the City grew and became financially stronger, land was purchased on Brooks Street for the second City Hall. City growth was slow, but important early decisions laid the groundwork for future success. Little credits the first Council for its foresight to create a comprehensive plan that paved the way for zoning. The plan was the first of many that charted an orderly, planned and systematic development of the City.

The document built on the business plan of the company town’s founders, I.H. Kempner and W.T. Eldridge. During the early 60s, City Council obtained an urban renewal project from the Federal Housing Administration. Loans backed by Imperial Sugar enabled the removal of rundown houses to clear the way for newer homes with indoor plumbing. Homeowners paid their mortgages through payroll deduction to the sugar company. The project led to the growth of areas like Mayfield Park. City founders also had the foresight to provide park space. Lands donated by Imperial Sugar eventually become Baker Field Park – or just City Park. A pool was added in 1966, hence the beginning of City recreation in Sugar Land. A lot has changed since then. Sugar Land now maintains 18 neighborhood and community parks totaling more than 770 acres. (Sugar Land celebrates its 50th anniversary on Dec. 31.)

GIRLFRIENDS GIGGLE. The Fort Bend County Women’s Center and its STARS Auxiliary proudly announce the Title “Diamond Level” Sponsor for the 2010 Girlfriends Giggle fundraiser is renowned cosmetic surgeon, Dr. John LoMonaco of Houston. “Emerald” Sponsors for the event are Sterling McCall Lexus and OYO Geospace Corporation. Girlfriends Giggle will take place on Thursday, Feb. 4 at Fluor Corporation’s “Diva Den” from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m in Sugar Land. “The Women’s Center assistance and programs serve a large need in Fort Bend County helping domestic violence victims and their children achieve violence-free lifestyles and get back on their feet. Our committee of local women has worked passionately to build this event into Fort Bend County’s ultimate Girls’ Night Out, all for a great cause,” says Girlfriends Giggle Cochair, Josalyn Dean. Girlfriends Giggle, billed as a “Grown-up Girls’ Pajama Party,” is a night of local food and drinks, dancing, shopping and a variety of indulgences to pamper guests. The 5th Annual fundraiser is presented by the STARS Auxiliary of the Women’s Center. Proceeds benefit the women and children served by the Fort Bend County Women’s Center shelter and programs. In the past 28 years, the Center has assisted more than 28,000 women and children victims of domestic and sexual violence. For information on how to purchase tickets or to become an event sponsor, call Stefani Fitzgerald at 713515-5779. Above, Girlfriends Giggle Chairs, Fitzgerald, Josalyn Dean, Brooke Livingston, Nancy Piazza.

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By BARBARA FULENWIDER A sophomore and a junior at Stafford High School got into a row around 8:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, that got one helicoptered to Hermann Memorial Southwest with four screwdriver puncture wounds to his abdominal area. He was still hospitalized and recuperating on Monday. The incident between the two 17-year-old males occurred in a hallway while students were going to class. Superintendent H.D. Chambers said two teachers and an assistant principal broke up the fight and that one of the students involved was taken by helicopter to the hospital for safety reasons. Chambers said hospital officials told him Friday afternoon that the student’s injuries were minor and not life threatening. The three police officers provided to Stafford Municipal School District by the city of Stafford were all on duty

at various SMSD schools but none were at the high school when the incident occurred, Chambers said. One of the students will be dealt with by the legal system, according to the superintendent, and “the other young man is recovering. At the appropriate time we’ll make a decision about the proper punishment for each student,” he said. The student responsible for inflicting injuries on another was immediately placed in police custody. The district’s punishment will be based on the charges, Chambers said. The state mandates that if a student is charged with a felony then that student must be expelled to a county’s juvenile justice system. Immediately after the incident, Stafford High School students had to stay in their classrooms for an hour while police worked the crime. Classes resumed with additional security personnel

in place. Chambers said he’s received between 10 and 12 e-mails and phone calls from parents and residents who “thanked us for being open and honest about what happened. The fact that we were prepared for such an incident gave people confidence.” He also said he was attending a conference for superintendents in San Antonio when the fight occurred at Stafford High School, and that a consultant was presenting a program on how to deal with students who are prone to catastrophic incidents, such as occurred at Columbine High School in Colorado. Chambers said, “One thing the presenter said was that every day in the U.S. there are a reported 125 to 150 incidents just like what happened in Stafford. In Texas there are 50 such school incidents reported every day. They may involve a knife, a gun, a screwdriver. What districts have to do is be prepared for them.”

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the fact that Linebarger has provided a ‘free’ software to the county’s tax office and if anyone else is hired, the county has to pay for that software. Linebarger’s professional rival, Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott is said to have lobbied the commissioners court for an opportunity to bid for the contract. As Perdue could not convince a majority of the commissioners court to limit the contract renewal for one year instead of three years, it ap-

pears to have made no overt attempts to bid for the contract. Ironically, Perdue has been hired by Fort Bend ISD to collect its delinquent taxes. The county tax assessor-collector collects the school taxes. Perdue also collect delinquent taxes for Rosenberg, Meadows Place, Needville, and other school districts. Perdue also collects delinquent taxes for Brazoria County and the county pays the software costs to Linebarger.

them file the affidavits, a majority of the members of the governmental body will have filed the affidavits. “This will eliminate any argument concerning their right to vote on the matter.” The four council members who have stated they live in Quail Valley from the start of the city considering the possibility of acquiring the country club

property are Mayor Allen Owen and Councilmen Jerry Wyatt, Buddy Jimerson and Brett Kolaja. Kelley said lawyers for QVCC alleged that the action of council to declare eminent domain was void based on the fact that four city council members live in Quail Valley so their votes were conflicted. The case is set for trial on Jan. 26.

Meyers is also concerned that Fort Bend County is tied down by one vendor with its own software though that seems to be the situation all over Texas. Tax Assessor-Collector Patsy Schultz said she has been satisfied with Linebarger’s performance and no one disputed her opinion. Schultz’s reluctance to go out for proposals seems to be based on

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Obituary

JAMES “JIM” HALL LORD, 70, of Sugar Land, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. He was born May 28, 1939, in St. Paul, MN, to John and Lillian Busian Lord. Jim graduated from Mandan High School, in Mandan ND, and attended the College of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, primarily serving in Glasgow, MT, during the Cold War era. Jim was a longtime employee of Control Data Corporation, Cray Research, and ExxonMobil. He was a founding parishioner and active member of St. Laurence Catholic Church, where he was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Jim was an instructor at Houston Community College, served as a PTO member, including President for E.A. Jones Elementary, and was involved in many other volunteer positions in the Fort Bend ISD. He was a Councilman in Missouri City in the 1970’s, and was a longtime member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Sugar Land. Jim was a co-founder of First Colony Soccer, and was an active volunteer for the United Way, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. He was NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF TEXAS § COUNTY OF FORT BEND § By virtue of an Order of Sale dated OCT 22, 2009 delivered pursuant to a Judgment issued out of the COUNTY COURT AT LAW 2 of Fort Bend County, Texas, said judgment rendered in favor of THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, OF THE HIGHLANDS plaintiff, and against MOHAMMAD IQBAL, defendant, in Cause No. 07-CCV-033178 for the sum of FOUR-THOUSAND-TWOHUNDRED-EIGHTY-TWO AND 01/100’s ($4282.01), plus fees for posting notices, publishing, and all costs of executing sale. I did on the 30TH day of NOV, 2009, at 3:00 pm, levy upon the following described tract of land in Fort Bend County, Texas, as the property of Mohammad Iqbal, defendant(s), to-wit: LOT THIRTY –SEVEN (37), IN BLOCK THREE (3), OF THE HIGHLANDS, SECTION TWO (2) AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 25, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AND BEING MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 2507 PLANTERS ROW, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS 77478. and on JAN 5, 2010, 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 north entrance of the Fort Bend County Courthouse, in Fort Bend County, Texas, I will offer for sale and sell at public auction for cash, all the right, title and interest of IQBAL, MOHAMMAD, defendant, in and to said property. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RICHMOND, TX. 77469 DATE: JAN 5, 2010 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 AM BY: SERGEANT M. KUTACH TROY E. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

a “Commit for Life” Gold Level Donor and 100 Gallon Donor for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Jim enjoyed family camping throughout the U.S., international travel, playing with his grandchildren, and photography. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James; and brother, Bill. Jim is survived by his wife, Marion C. Lord; son, Robert Lord and his wife Christy of Sunnyvale, CA; daughters, Jennifer Chesterman and her husband Bob of Sugar Land, Karen Voelkel and her husband Vince of Missouri City, and Christina Moreland and her husband Joey of Sugar Land; ten grandchildren, one greatgranddaughter, two step children; brothers, Mike Lord and his wife Shirley of Bismarck, ND, and John Lord and his wife Gladys of Williamsburg, VA; sister, Mary McAndrew and her husband Bill of Denton; mother-in-law, Clementine Belohlavek of Mandan, ND; sister-in-law, Loretta Lord of Bismarck, ND; former son-inlaw, Dan Hale of Houston; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Visitation is on Tuesday evening, Dec. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in The Morrow Chapel of The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek (Williams Trace Exit), with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, at St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land, with the Rev. Drew Wood, Celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow at Woodlawn Garden of Memories, 1101 Antoine, Houston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to Child Advocates of Fort Bend, (http://www.cafb.org/Donate/), 5403 Avenue N, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 281-341-9955.

Ex-deputy constable convicted for falsifying time sheet Alvetta Georgette Collier, 39, of Houston was convicted by a 400th District Court jury on Dec. 10 for falsifying county time sheets seven years ago. Collier billed Fort Bend County for time worked as a Precinct 2 Deputy Constable at the same time she worked an extra job in Houston from September 2001 to May 2002, Assistant District Attorney Rodolfo Ramirez said. The investigation started with a tip and lead to several people being charged with the same offense. The Texas Rangers investigated the matter and caught the defendant red-handed. “What makes this so egregious is that we look to law enforcement officers to provide us with security but she was robbing the taxpayers,” said Ramirez. “She was a public servant who broke our trust by violating the very laws she was sworn to enforce.” Collier was tried before Presiding Judge Clifford J. Vacek. She has elected for the court to assess her punishment at a hearing to be held on Jan. 25, 2010. Tampering with a government document in this case is a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to 2 years in a state jail and a fine up to $10,000. The defendant is probation eligible. Assistant District Attorneys Ramirez and Alex Foley prosecuted the case. Attorney John Dixon represented the defendant.

Princess Christmas at Fort Bend Theater Princess Christmas will play Dec. 5-20, Saturdays at 1:00 pm and 3 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. and Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. at Fort Bend Theatre, 2815 N. Main St in Stafford. This enchanting holiday musical written by playwright and FBT Executive Artistic Director, Tarra McCain, is sure to delight all ages. Tickets are only $8 and are available at www.fortbendtheatre.com or at the FBT box office M – F 9:30 – 3:30. For more information or group sales, call 281-208-3333.

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Opinion Texas Straight Talk The Fed’s money monopoly By RON PAUL Last week, in the name of protecting the little guy from Wall Street, the House passed HR 4173 to increase the little guy’s false sense of security in the financial system. This mammoth piece of legislation would massively increase government regulation and oversight in the banking industry under the misguided reasoning that more government could have stopped faulty lending practices, when in actuality it caused them. This bill would also greatly increase the powers of the Federal Reserve, which too many in Congress still see as savior rather than perpetrator in this mess. One silver lining is that the amendment to audit the Fed is still attached to the bill, and if it survives the Senate, the Fed will no longer operate in secrecy. If any version of HR 4173 becomes law, the Fed will be intervening and bailing out more rather than less, as it will gain enormous new powers in addition to those it already has. Whatever happens, the Fed and its defenders have seen that people are becoming very wary of its methods of operation, and many are downright angry at its very existence. Never again will the Fed be immune from the scrutiny of its critics. This is very positive. Because of legal tender laws that force acceptance of the dollar, the Fed has absolute power over the currency.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul This absolute power is leading to the absolute corruption of our currency. The money supply has doubled in the last year or so, which is extremely dangerous. The banks seem to be hoarding liquidity now but once these dollars make their way into the economy, hyperinflation and economic chaos will be a real possibility. Every time hyperinflation rips through an economy, the middle class gets completely wiped out. It is very alarming to watch the purchasing power of an entire life savings reduced to that of a few pennies. Those savings represent years of real labor, real time, effort and sacrifice exchanged for corruptible pieces of paper that politicians and bankers can destroy at whim. Legal tender laws force the people to become subject to this risk for the benefit of the rulers. Artificial demand for

currency allows the authorities to create arbitrary amounts of it to pay for wasteful projects, like frivolous wars and an ever-expanding public sector. This saps the private economy of jobs and purchasing power, yet the temptation proves too great for politicians, time and time again. Our government is no different. Although our dollar has taken nearly a century to lose its purchasing power, the fact that we are all obliged to participate in this slow burn of the economy on pain of imprisonment is anathema to the principles of liberty. I introduced the Free Competition in Currency Act last week to free the people from these governmental threats. HR 4248 would repeal legal tender laws, prohibit taxation on certain coins and bullion, and repeal certain laws related to coinage. The prospect of people turning away from the dollar towards alternate currencies should provide incentive for Congress to regain control of the dollar and halt its downward spiral. Restoring soundness to the dollar will remove the government’s ability and incentive to inflate the currency and keep us from launching unconstitutional wars that burden our economy to excess. With a sound currency, everyone is better off, not just those who control the monetary system. (Ron Paul represents the 14th Congressional District in Texas.)

Musings: Let it Snowfest By JANICE SCANLAN And it really snowed before Missouri City Snowfest? Between going to Dickens on the Strand in Galveston and the Snowfest Parade and Festival, I’ve had plenty of time to get in the spirit and enjoy the season. I’ve still got more to do . . . but I’ll manage! This year for our Snowfest entry part of us walked the parade route, gave candy to the kids . . . and I was the “photo bee” taking pictures of the crowd. If you’re ever taking yourself too seriously and need to laugh and enjoy people, dress up in some outrageous get up and go photograph how people react. It’s hard for even Scrooge not to smile. And I even had a teenage boy dig it! And that’s the fun . . . before, during and after the parade. Adults and kids alike get to participate in various ways. The fantasy and being silly is just plain good for the soul. The wings our Quail Valley Garden Club entrants wore gave flight to our imaginations and creativity . . . and a bunch of old ladies as garden fairies, a bumble bee along with all the characters of various floats and troops, experienced the joy of the season. The tobogganing is wheeeee at the Snowfest festival . . . plus this year Pets Overboard was a hoot with

Scanlan trained dogs AND CATS that had all been rescued from shelters. The pet agility ring had the doggie dancers rockin’ out with fun, food and all kinds of activities. It’s good exercise for the trainers and pets. And all had their specialties. The Parks Department along with Public Works and Public Safety improved the venue this year. I’m glad more people are learning about this wonderful, free event for the family. If you missed it, don’t next year. Maybe it’s just the people I’m hanging with, but I’ve noticed an even greater generosity and giving of self as well to others. While our garden club members are always generous, we stretched even more this year with more toys and practical items for others

in need. Now, I’m not getting into Larry Harrison territory as a film critic . . . but he’s right on with his high rating of Invictus. John and I are still talking about this inspiring movie . . . of exceeding what we expect of ourselves. Nelson Mandela’s abilities to forgive and lead are awe inspiring. Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and the other artists involved have provided a timeless movie that entertains about the best in all of us. As Mandela, Morgan Freeman described South Africa as a country hungry for greatness. And the movie showed what feeding that hunger did for a divided nation. Perhaps a little soul searching and forgiveness could benefit our divided nation. Yes, it’s fine to constructively disagree, but hatred is not constructive disagreement. Forgiveness is hard, but the peace and joy are worth the price. Let it Snowfest. Write to open.space@earthlink.net. Learn American Red Cross Community First Aid/CPR/ AED Adult, Child, and Infant CPR on January 9th, 8:30 am -5 pm. Pre-registration is required at www. houstonredcross.org or contact Monica at 281 3429480.

The View From Sugar Land Believe the actions, not the words By RUSSELL C. JONES The president gave two speeches last week which were designed to fend off criticism from his right with an eye toward repositioning himself in the center of the political spectrum as the 2010 elections approach. In the first, given at the Brookings Institution in Washington, the president began by calling for specific tax reductions on behalf of small business, with a promise to “work with Congress” to find other incentives to encourage small businesses to increase hiring. Some conservative commentators took this to mean that the tiger had changed his stripes. But six paragraphs later, he proposed to offer home improvements at government expense to individuals who retrofit their homes with energy-efficient products. While that latter goal sounds admirable, consider that “government expense” means “taxpayer expense” and that in turn means higher taxes for small business and those individuals who actually pay income taxes. On the whole, it sounds like small business broke even in the speech. If those proposals actually make it to congress for consideration, you can guess whether it is more likely that congress will approve a tax break for business or a new entitlement program for potential Democrat voters. The second speech was the acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Numerous conservative commentators thought they had heard a moderation of the president’s insistence upon relinquishing America’s role as a world

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leader and negotiation with hardline enemy governments. Contrary to some interpretations, the president did not describe Afghanistan as a “just war,” as Sarah Palin thinks she heard. Nor did he call al Qaeda “evil” as Karl Rove suggested. A close reading of the speech finds a brief history of so-called just wars followed by a few strong words on the need for international cooperation in the war in Afghanistan, with several carefully crafted rhetorical ambiguities interlaced for effect. While the president acknowledged the occasional need for the United States to take a leadership role on international issues of particular concern, he made it clear that his preference would be submission to decisions of the United Nations on most questions of international policy. The problem of course is that it is difficult to tell whether the perceived tilt to the middle of the political spectrum, if there was any, represents the campaigning Obama, or the real Obama, who has shown his true colors

Shin Splints: Pain in the lower leg By THOMAS J. PARR, M.D. You’ve heard the term “shin splints.” You may have even used it to describe your own lower leg pain. But did you know that “shin splints” really is a catch-all term to describe three different painful conditions of the lower leg? The most common “shin splint” condition is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), which is pain along or on either side of the shin. It often develops because an athlete, whether recreational or competitive, starts increasing jogging, running, dancing, or similar physical training too fast. Coaches really want their athletes to start preseason training at least six weeks before the start of the season because trying to “catch up” too late will lead to a variety of poor conditioning injuries, including MTSS. MTSS also can develop by trying to extend distance or the amount of time in a training session too fast, such as suddenly deciding to go from walking two miles to running/ jogging five miles. Expanding time and distance needs to be done very gradually. Training on surfaces which are too hard, including paved roadways or concrete, may also contribute to your lower

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in the 10 months since the beginning of his administration. The campaigning Obama made many promises, few of which have actually been seen to date (other than “change,” of course). Do you remember the repeated promises of transparency in government, including promising at least four times to broadcast the health care debate on C-SPAN? Not only has there been no televising of the debate, most decisive meetings have been held behind closed doors with only a few individuals present, the identity of all of whom has never been fully revealed. Do you remember the repeated promises of bipartisanship and “uniting Americans” on all legislative matters, especially health care? There has not been a single substantive meeting on health care in the house of representatives, the senate or the White House at which Republicans were invited to participate. Do you remember when candidate Obama described government run health care as extreme? Despite what Democrats say about the current bill in the senate, the so-called co-op plan looks and smells like it will have the same effect. Caution! Don’t be lulled to sleep by a seeming moderation of Obama’s far left positions by a few well scripted words. The nation cannot afford to make that mistake again. Jones is the Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Sugar Land and serves as Councilman for District 3. He was first elected to the City Council in 2003. He owns a law firm and a title insurance company in Sugar Land.

The end of this month, Dec. 31st marks the end of Medicare open enrollment period. All Medicare advocates, such as, the Medicare Rights Center advise seniors to review their Medicare plans especially their Medicare Drug plan. According to the Senior News(2009), 60% of the plans will change and increase their deductible in 2010. In addition, there are 8 things you should consider when choosing or changing your Medicare coverage.(Medicare and You, 2009) For example; 1) Coverage (Original Medicare vs. Medicare Health Plan; 2) Other Coverage you may have; 3) Cost (premiums / deductibles; 4) Doctor and hospital choice; 5) Prescription Drugs; 6) Quality of Care; 7) Convenience; 8) Travel. This is only a brief reference to the list that is found in your “Medicare and You” guide published by the Department of Health & Human Services. By referring to this guide and reviewing you coverage you can rest assured you are covered for the upcoming year. Happy Holidays! Nate Howard, Health Pro Resources (Healthproresource.com)

Thomas Parr leg pain. Try training on a softer surface to see if it will help. Look at your shoes. While they may not look like they are ready for the trash, they may be too worn out to provide protection cushioning and support, or they may not be appropriately designed for the unique characteristics of your foot, your running style, or your body type. Two much more serious “shin splint” conditions are Stress Fractures and Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome. Neither should be ignored and both can be tricky to diagnose. In the early stages, stress fractures will not show up on x-ray because they are really microscopic cracks in the tibia and fibula as a result of constant, extremely forceful landings in “jump” sports like tennis, volleyball, basketball, and dance or continuous hard striking of the ground while running or jogging. Continuing to play your sport, and thus continuing to do additional damage to the bones in the lower leg, will aggravate these cracks even more. In very serious situations, they could develop into full-blown fractures. You will need to switch to non-impact training, such as swimming or bicycling, until these microscopic cracks have completely healed. A good diagnosis will involve your orthopedic surgeon

getting a thorough history and doing a specific physical exam of the painful region of your leg. If you have a competition coming soon where timing is important, your orthopedic surgeon may want to obtain a bone scan to see if more precise information can be determined. Poor diet, including a lack of calcium, or hormonal changes could also be contributing to stress fractures, and may need to be evaluated as well. This is especially true for women. Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome is not as common, but is equally as serious and should be evaluated by your orthopedic surgeon. The lower leg has nerves, blood vessels, and three different muscle sections. If one or more of these muscle compartments becomes too swollen with fluid during exercise but cannot expand appropriately, it will cause too much pressure to be put on the muscle tissues in the leg, as well as to the nerves and blood supply to the foot. The lower leg muscles can become extremely cramped and painful. The foot can become numb, tingling, weak, or cold. To diagnose Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome, the pressures inside the muscle compartments of the lower leg are measured before and after exercise. If the pressure increases too much, then a surgical procedure, called a fasciotomy, can be done to allow the muscles enough room to expand and still allow the blood supply and nerve cells to function properly. Dr. Thomas Parr, an orthopedic surgeon in Sugar Land, can be reached at 281-4917111. Visit www.tomparrmd. net for more information.


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CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS TO: LAURA SAENZ and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s), You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do (does) not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The petition of LOPEZ, SANDRA, Petitioner, was filed in the 328TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas on the April 16, 2007 against LAURA SAENZ, Respondent(s), numbered 07-DCV-156085, and entitled In the Interest of Angelo James Saenz A Child. The suit request to TERMINATE PARENTCHILD RELATIONSHIP as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. The date and place of birth of the child(ren) who is/are the subject of the suit: DATE OF BIRTH: April 02, 2003 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 parent-child 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 1st day of December, 2009. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT: MEGAN A MC LELLAN BENEVIDES & KELLY 1314 TEXAS AVENUE SUITE 808 HOUSTON TX 77002 713-226-7889 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy District Clerk Amanda Morales Telephone: 281-238-3282 CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 24th day of NOVEMBER 2009 by the 400TH DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #07-DCV-157236 in favor of the Plaintiff - FORT BEND COUNTY & ET-AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $5,944.76++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 2ND day of DECEMBER, 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -KAY M. RADCLIFF AKA KAY M. RUNDGREN had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 14 IN BLOCK 2 OF A REPLAT OF CHIMNEYSTONE, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OR THEREOF IN VOLUME 29, PAGE 5, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. (ACCOUNT NUMBER 2520020020140/ 2520020020140907) Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $127,870.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, Tx 77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

THE STATE OF TEXAS CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO: SHARON BARILE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF EVANGELINE M. BARILE 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 25, 2010 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 401 Jackson Street, Suite105. We are located on the first floor of the courthouse building. The case is presently pending before the 434TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County sitting in Richmond, Texas, and was filed on August 17, 2009. It bears cause number 09-DCV-174173 and is styled: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP vs Sharon Barile, Glenda Barile Salazar and the Unknown Heirs at Law of Evangeline M. Barile In Re: 507 Colony Lake Estates Drive, Stafford, Texas 77477. The name and address of the attorney for PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is: MARK G. TOHABI BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL, LLP 15000 SURVEYOR BOULEVARD, SUITE 100 ADDISON, TX 75001 972-386-5040 The nature of the demands of said PLAINTIFF OR PETITIONER is as follows to-wit: PLAINTIFF BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS BY AND THROUGH ITS AnORNEY OF RECORD, MARK G. TORABI OF BARREn DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL, LLP, 15000 SURVEYOR BLVD., ADDISON, TEXAS 75001, 972-386-5040, BROUGHT SUIT AGAINST DEFENDANTS SHARON BARILE, GLENDA BARILE SALAZAR AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF EVANGELINE M. BARILE, TO ENFORCE THE VENDOR’S LIEN ON AND ASSERT SUPERIOR TITLE TO THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 507 COLONY LAKE ESTATES DRIVE, STAFFORD, TEXAS 77477 AND LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: LOT TWENTY-NINE (29), IN BLOCK FOUR (4), OF COLONY LAKE ESTATES, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NO(S). 2452/B AND 2453/A, BOTH 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 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy District Clerk JOSIE PLATZ Telephone: 281-633-7613

CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS TO:UNKNOWN FATHER and to all whom it may concern, Respondent(s), You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do (does) not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The petition of LOPEZ, SANDRA, Petitioner, was filed in the 328TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas on the April 16, 2007 against Unknown Father, Respondent(s), numbered 07-DCV-156085, and entitled In the Interest of Angelo James Saenz A Child. The suit request to TERMINATE PARENTCHILD RELATIONSHIP as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. The date and place of birth of the child(ren) who is/are the subject of the suit: DATE OF BIRTH: April 02, 2003 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 parent-child 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 1st day of December, 2009. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT: MEGAN A MC LELLAN BENEVIDES & KELLY 1314 TEXAS AVENUE SUITE 808 HOUSTON TX 77002 713-226-7889 DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy District Clerk Amanda Morales Telephone: 281-238-3282

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for adopting revised Fort Bend County Regulations of Subdivisions for Precincts 1,2,3 and 4. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 28th day of OCTOBER 2009 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-170196 in favor of the Plaintiff - WATERSIDE ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,002.90++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 13TH day of NOVEMBER, 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -JERLAD MOORE AND LATOSHA MOORE had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT TWENTY-SEVEN (27), BLOCK TWO (2) OF WATERSIDE VILLAGE, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OR THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1952/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS 1806 SABINE LANE, RICHMOND, TEXAS, 77469. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $358,390.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, Tx 77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306 CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 28th day of OCTOBER 2009 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-172553 in favor of the Plaintiff - WATERSIDE ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,007.86++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 13TH day of NOVEMBER, 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -LETITIA BECK had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT FORTY-ONE (41) BLOCK TWO (2) OF WATERSIDE VILLAGE, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OR THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 2304/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS 1451 SAND LAKE LANE, RICHMOND, TEXAS 77407. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $137,620.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, Tx 77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

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CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 24th day of NOVEMBER 2009 by the 268TH DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #09-DCV-170863 in favor of the Plaintiff - FORT BEND COUNTY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT & ET-AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $7,287.54++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 2ND day of DECEMBER, 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -LAWRENCE WEST had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT SIXTY (60) IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF BRIARGATE, SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OR THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 12, PAGE 4 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 2150040010060907) Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $85,660.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, Tx 77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 24th day of NOVEMBER 2009 by the 268TH DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #05-DCV-145351 in favor of the Plaintiff - FORT BEND COUNTY & ET-AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $15,434.09++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 2ND day of DECEMBER, 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -JEISON SILVA, ETAL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 10, IN BLOCK 3 OF GREAT OAKS SOUTH SECTION 2, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OR THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 2315/A TO 2315/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 3040020030100907) Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $114,430.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, Tx 77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 24th day of NOVEMBER 2009 by the 400TH DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #07-DCV160657 in favor of the Plaintiff - FORT BEND COUNTY LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT#7 & ET-AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $31,635.44++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 2ND day of DECEMBER, 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -PETER JUSTIN had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT SEVENTEEN (17), IN BLOCK TWO (2) OF SANDERS RIDGE, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OR THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1094/A OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 8032010020170/8032010020170907) Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law.

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CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 24th day of NOVEMBER 2009 by the 434TH DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #06-DCV-153122 in favor of the Plaintiff - FORT BEND COUNTY & ET-AL Plaintiff, for the sum of $11,097.14++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 2ND day of DECEMBER, 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -CARLOS NOE ARGUETA AKA CARLOS NOE ARGUETA ROMERO & ET-AL had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 13, IN BLOCK 14 OUT OF RESERVE ‘G’ OF RIDGEMONT, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, AND HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OR THEREOF IN VOLUME 10, PAGE 11, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AND VOLUME 187, PAGE 97 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS; THIS TRACT LYING IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN THE GENERAL WARRANTY DEED FROM BENJAMIN J. GIBSON TO NAVIGATOR PROPERTIES, INC., DATED SEPTEMBER 13, 2000 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 2000078654, IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF REAL PROPERTY OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (ACCOUNT NUMBER 6254020141300907) Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $58,010.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, Tx 77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 3RD day of NOVEMBER 2009 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08DCV-167657 in favor of the Plaintiff ROYAL LAKES ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC Plaintiff, for the sum of $3596.50++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 13TH day of NOVEMBER, 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -DEJA DERICK JOHNSON had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 17 IN BLOCK 2, ROYAL LAKES ESTATES SUBDIVISION, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OR THEREOF RECORDED AT CLERK’S FILE NO. 1999043736 AND SLIDE 1854B IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $496,470.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, Tx 77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306 CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 28th day of OCTOBER 2009 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-168041 in favor of the Plaintiff - ROYAL LAKES ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC Plaintiff, for the sum of $3654.00++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 3rdday of DECEMBER, 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -VINCENT B. GRAYSON AND TABORI GRAYSON had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 2 IN BLOCK 8, ROYAL LAKES ESTATES , SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OR THEREOF RECORDED AT CLERK’S FILE NO. 20000617 AND SLIDE 2020B IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $399,550.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, Tx 77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on October 22nd, 2009 by the 240TH DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-161688 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL BRIDGE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $1,120.00++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the NOVEMBER 12TH 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -ALEXANDRINE FADIPE had of, in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT FOURTEEN (14), BLOCK ONE (1), QUAIL BRIDGE SUBDIVISION, SECTION ONE (1), FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, BEING A REPLAT OF RIDGEMEONT SUBDIVISION, SECTION FIVE (5), AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 25, PAGE 25, PAGE 14 OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY MAP RECORDS (THE “PROPERTY”) ALSO KNOWN AS 5418 RIDGEMONT PLACE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77053. Terms: Cash, Sale to held at or about 11 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE, Precinct 2 Fort Bend County , Texas By Gary Majors #73

LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg, TX 77471 for the following until THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. (CST). All bids will then be publicly opened and read in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Bids received after the specified time will be returned unopened. BID 10-032 – PURCHASE OF 13 – 69 TRANSIT BUSES FOR TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT A pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 10:00 AM in the Purchasing Department located at 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, Texas. Attendance is not mandatory, but all vendors are encouraged to attend. Unit pricing is required, payment will be by check after products/services are rendered. Bid, payment and performance bonds are not 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 CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on October 28TH, 2009 by the 434TH DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #07-DCV-156834 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL GREEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,689.10++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the OCTOBER 19TH 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -RONALD J. HAMILTON AND BARBARA A. HAMILTON had of, in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 13 IN BLOCK ONE OF QUAIL GREEN, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 28, PAGE 1, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY ,TEXAS (THE “PROPERTY”) ALSO KNOWN AS 2723 GREEN MEADOW COURT, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. Terms: Cash, Sale to held at or about 11 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse RUBEN DAVIS, CONSTABLE, Precinct 2 Fort Bend County , Texas By Gary Majors #73 CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 26th day of OCTOBER 2009 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas in cause #08-DCV-165719 in favor of the Plaintiff - THE ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC Plaintiff, for the sum of $1,821.66++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on the 13TH day of NOVEMBER, 2009 and will offer for sale on the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2010 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., any and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said Defendant(s) -KENNETH COMBS had of, in or to the following described Real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz.: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 27, BLOCK TWO (2) OF HUNTERS POINT ESTATES, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OR THEREOF RECORDEDAT VOLUME 32, PAGE 23 IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Any properties sold shall be subject to the right of redemption of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the property or their interest therein if allowed, within the time and in the manner provided by law. ALL SALES SHALL BE BY CONSTABLE’S DEED AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO TITLE OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS EVIDENCED BY CONSTABLE’S DEED. MARKET VALUE: $98,670.00 Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order; Sale to held at or about 10 a.m. At the steps of the Fort Bend County courthouse ROB COOK, CONSTABLE Fort Bend County Precinct 3 12550 Emily Court, Ste 200 Sugar Land, Tx 77478 (281) 491-7226 Deputy Juan Diaz, #1306


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Himesh Gandhi, legal counsel for Fort Bend Chamber Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce has selected Himesh Gandhi to serve as Legal Counsel. The term is for one year and begins in January. As an associate attorney at Hrbacek & Associates, P.C., Gandhi represents local individuals and entities in a wide variety of business transactions and commercial litigation. His primary focus is in the areas of entity formation,

acquisitions, collections, litigation, construction, real estate, finance and general business. Gandhi graduated from Houston Baptist University in 1999 and South Texas College of Law in 2002. In addition to practicing law, Himesh is active in community affairs. Gandhi is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Indo American Forum of Fort Bend, a member of

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the City of Sugar Land’s 4B, (Economic Development), graduate of Sugar Land 101 and Sugar Land Fire Department’s Citizen Fire Academy, and graduate of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Leadership Forum. Gandhi is also a member of numerous legal and professional organizations and also serves as a board member for the North American South Asian Bar Association.

Automobile: Lexus HS 250h By Barbara Fulenwider The 2010 Lexus HS 250h arrived sporting a black sapphire exterior and continued to dazzle and impress me. Lexus says the HS 250h is the “world’s first dedicated luxury hybrid” that has a “driver-inspired design, offers roominess and nimble maneuverability.” The HS 250h went on sale this past August in standard and premium models. The newcomer HS is powered by a 2.4-liter 16-valve fourcylinder gas engine with variable valve timing with intelligence. Peak output is 147 horsepower. In combination with the hybrid drive motor the HS engine makes 187 total system horsepower and delivers an estimated 35 miles to the gallon in city driving and 34 on the highway. Its drink of choice is 87 octane gasoline. One of the keys to better mileage involves heat so the HS uses Lexus’ exhaust heat recovery system.

It captures the heat of spent exhaust gases to speed engine coolant warm-up and lets the hybrid system stop the engine earlier and more often when, for instance, the four-door sedan is coasting, idling or at low speeds. One thing I really like about the Lexus HS 250h is it comes with four drive mode choices: normal, power, eco and EV. Each switch position changes the rate of throttle opening for a given throt-

tle-pedal angle. The normal mode provides naturally progressive power; the power mode gives a much more responsive feel of having more torque, and the Eco mode is all about fuel economy. The EV mode allows the vehicle to be driven short distances using only the electric motors. Designing the HS 250h to be as aerodynamically perfect as possible was a goal because it lowers fuel use.

Lexus engineers got the coefficient drag down to 0.27. Inside, Lexus engineers used a number of bioplastic materials, which in their raw state are plant sources to reduce the car’s footprint. The materials are part of the interior upholstery and in a number of injection-molded, foam and board components throughout the HS 250h. The Lexus HS 250h comes with an optional next-generation navigation system operated by a touch controller that’s similar to a computer mouse. Voice commands are standard. Another driver-inspired technology is the optional heads-up display that projects the vehicle speed on the windshield directly in front of the driver. The system also shows turn by turn navigation arrows and driver-assist warnings along with audio information.

three and that list includes Crazy Jim Cameron. Cameron has not made a movie since his hugely successful, Oscar-winning “Titanic.” Where’s he been? Oh, doing crazy stuff that only Jim understands and working on the script and production of this masterpiece. This is extraordinary movie-making. It is two and half hours short and I knew immediately while watching it that I was in the presence of greatness. There was so much information being spewed out

on the big screen that I could only try to keep up and hope that I was getting the gist of the story with the welcome thought that I would be able to see this movie many times and savor the nuances. It was entrancing, powerful and poignant. I loved it. I am predicting that there will be north of ten nominations so long as the academy does not become too jealous of James “I’m on top of the world” Cameron. Here are a few of the preeminent areas of note: cinematography, costumes, special effects,

Blake Hermes has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, Boys Scouts of America Troop 731 announced last week. Blake’s Eagle Project took over 430 service hours and included construction of an all-metal 20’ x 20’ Picnic Table Pavilion with a concrete foundation for Beth-El Ministries AfterSchool Program in Stafford. His fund-raising efforts of $3,000 allowed him to construct the facility and donate over $300 for after school meals at Beth-El. Blake earned 34 merit badges and has held several leadership positions including Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, OA Rep, and Boy Scout’s highest ranking position of Senior Patrol Leader. He is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow and is an active member of Troop 731’s Arrow of Light Ceremonial Team. Blake has accumulated 137 camping nights including camps in Colorado, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas and has attended National Youth Lead-

Hermes ership Training. During his last high adventure summer camp, Blake’s Crew rafted the Arkansas River, backpacked, and reached the summit of Mount Shavano, a 14,229 ft Peak near Poncha Springs, Colorado. Prior to joining Troop 731, Blake was a Cub Scout in Pack 1700 where he earned the Arrow of Light Award, the highest award in Cub Scouts. Blake, son of Keith and Jana Hermes, is a sophomore at Clements High School.

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Film Review : Avatar Movies will never the be the same after James Cameron’s “Avatar” has fine-tuned the delivery of cutting-edge digital 3-D and done so in a tremendously fun story that cost anywhere between $300-$500 million depending on the source. What the heck is an avatar? An avatar is a human-alien hybrid that is controlled by the human’s brain through a “driver” that is linked to the Avatar body that is three meters tall with a tail and sparkling blue skin. If that doesn’t pique your interest then you should not see this movie. But you will see this movie. By January 1st, there will only be two kinds of people on this earth: those who have seen “Avatar” and those who have not but plan to see it. This movie is the grandchild of “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” only more sophisticated. It has the intrigue of “Jurassic Park” but it is better. The lead character is a combination of John Wayne, Rambo, and the Last of the Mohicans. There were only two: George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Now there are

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makeup, editing, sound, music, directing, screenplay, and acting. I hesitate bothering to mention the story of the moon Pandora where the Na’vi people live and the earthlings show up to cause harm to these seemingly loveable “savages” who live in harmony with their beautiful yet terrifying jungle. Their main weapon is a bow and arrow and the humans are armed with very advanced weaponry and greed. Rarely do we get a chance to see a movie of this magnitude and I encourage everyone to see it for themselves. I saw it on a Thursday morning at the Marq*E and was surprised that we were given 3-D glasses. Who knew? There’s been so much secrecy surrounding Crazy Jim’s big movie that I heard it might be in IMAX or 2D or whatever. But I can assure you that this movie is a privilege and a delight in any format. Rock ‘n Roll. Grade 95. Larry H. Email sugarlaw@larryharrison.com

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A gingerbread house on display in the foyer of Sugar Land City Hall helps ensure that three needy families will have a merry Christmas. The gingerbread house is available for public viewing Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Minute Maid recently hosted the first annual Minute Maid Holiday Soiree during the City of Sugar Landâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tree Lighting in Sugar Land Town Square. The event took place in the Minute Maid building in Town Square and provided guests with a birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye view of the festivities below, including Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Minute Maid-styleâ&#x20AC;? entrance and the lighting of the 40-foot Christmas Tree. To attend the Soiree, guests were asked to purchase a ticket, with all proceeds benefiting the Minute Maid 3-Family Fund. Each year, Minute Maid adopts three families, giving them gifts and other necessi-

ties for the Holidays. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipients are the Fort Bend Rainbow Room, The United Way and The Wounded Warrior and Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center. Mayor of Sugar Land James Thompson, Sugar Land Council Members and special Astros guests of honor, including former Houston Astro Craig Biggio, former Houston Astro Jimmy Wynn and Houston Astros Radio Announcer Brett Dolan were in attendance. In addition to the best seats in the house for the tree lighting, Minute Maid provided guests with a VIP parking spot, festive activities for little ones and a silent auction of

Houston Astros memorabilia. Sugar Landâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayor, City Council and city manager purchased the holiday decoration â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a replica of City Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; during the event. Sugar Landâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purchase of the gingerbread house helps ensure that assistance will be provided to families from the Fort Bend Rainbow Room, The United Way and The Wounded Warrior and Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Minute Maid 3-Family Fund. Plans are being made for the second annual Soiree for 2010. For more information visit MinuteMaidHolidaySoiree.com.

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dation to provide philanthropic support to higher education and religion and spirituality. Bala is also an active member of the board of MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for MetroBank, N.A. and Metro United Bank.

Sugar Land to host 50th anniversary celebration Sugar Land is hosting a spectacular New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve event at the Sugar Land Town Square on Dec. 31 to celebrate the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50th Anniversary. Officially incorporated on Dec. 29, 1959, New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve was chosen as the perfect date to reflect on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past and look forward to the many exciting years ahead. To give all ages a chance to celebrate, this golden anniversary party will be divided into three special celebrations; a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebration from 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m., a 50th Anniversary ceremony from 7:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. and an adultsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; celebration from 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 a.m. Sugar Land Town Square, including City Walk Drive, will come alive with energetic music, state-of-the-art lighting effects, street performances and entertainment that includes acts never before seen in Sugar Land. Specially booked for this occasion are a living Roman fountain, roaming stilt dino-

saurs and an intriguing candy sculptor. Throughout the night, people will also be kept dancing with music provided by a combination of DJs and live music from the band Midstream. As part of the 50th Anniversary Ceremony, a commemorative art piece will be unveiled and everyone will be invited to sing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Birthdayâ&#x20AC;? to Sugar Land as a giant birthday cake is rolled out and cut. Once the candles are blown out, slices of cake will be handed out while the hits of 1959 play in the background. At 9 p.m., the adultsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; celebration will get under way with entertainment, music and alcohol service until 1 a.m. The alcohol service will include beer and wine for sale to responsible adults 21 years of age or above with valid photo id. Anyone planning on drinking alcohol is encouraged to use one of the available taxi services secured for the event or bring a designated driver

who will have free soft drinks available to them throughout the night. The adultsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; celebration will culminate with the countdown to the New Year and a much anticipated Midnight Sugar Cube Drop. The City isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t saying how they will drop the giant Sugar Cube, but they are promising a spectacle which will have people talking well into 2010. Following the Sugar Cube Drop, a fireworks display from the rooftop of City Hall will hail not only a new year, but a new era for the City of Sugar Land. This is a free event open to the public. Parking will be available at the Texas and Lone Star Garages. A free shuttle service will also be available from 4:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. between Mercer Stadium and Town Square. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 281-275-2885 or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov.

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Dr. Raymond Wright, dean of the College of Engineering, University of Rhode Island, congratulates Missouri Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s K. Bala, left, while giving him the distinguished alumni award.

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Krishnan Balasubramanian, who goes by K. Bala, was recently recognized as a distinguished alumni by his alma mater, the University of Rhode Island. Bala, a Missouri City resident, retired in 2006 as president and chairman of the board of Texas Instruments, Japan. He received his undergraduate degree from Madras University, then, at 22, came to URI from India with only $8 in his pocket to pursue a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of science degree in electrical engineering. Because meals werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t served at the URI dining hall on Sundays, he and a friend managed to find apples to eat from a tree on campus, Wright noted in his speech. After he graduated, Bala went directly to Texas Instruments, one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest designers of semiconductors. Following a successful 37year career, he became chairman of TI, Japan, where he was responsible for executive management supervision, reg-

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The Fort Bend Chamber Leadership Class2009 partnered with Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Exchange, Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Fort Bend Exchange and Sugar Land Rotary by donating tricycles to the Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Exchange program serving 3500 children in the Fort Bend area. Representing the Class2009 are Sharon Valiante, left, City of Missouri City; Matt Dent, Amegy Bank; Lisa Pugh, Richmond Bone and Joint Clinic; Bob Robson, Fort Bend Regional Council; Gladys Brumfield, YMCA; Kevin Barker, Texana Center; Debbie Guillen, Trustmark National Bank and Alicia Marra, Cognitas Technologies. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Photo by Jorge Marra.

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