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Fort Bend County Historic Courthouse Christmas Tree lighting

CHRISTMAS LIGHTING AT QUAIL VALLEY. Music, dancing lights, faith and joyous expressions of the holidays. Whether it’s an entire neighborhood showing off Christmas Cards tied together by lights, a dial-your-car radio to wonderful Christmas music all light synchronized and dancing, or the many emotions of the holidays, you find neighbors sharing the holidays in Quail Valley. The Quail Valley Garden Club recognizes these efforts annually. The 2013 winners are Jessica Ransom, 2906 Robinson Road; Alan & Jennifer Burkhalter, 3834 West Pebble Beach (shown in photo); and Frankie & Curtis Hyman, 3015 Robinson Road. Honorable mentions include Richard and Sharon Allen, 3711 West Valley; Isaac & Edith Hunt, 2503 Bermuda Dunes; Gregory & Cheryl Herring, 3811 West Creek Club. Enjoy a peek by visiting http://traction.typepad.com/QVGC or better yet, drive around!

Fort Bend County Attorney’s Office and the Fort Bend County Judge’s Office welcomed county employees to the 2013 Christmas Tree Lighting at the newly renovated Historic Courthouse on Dec. 13. The Lamar Consolidated Varsity Choir performed several carols in the rotunda under the direction of Choir Director Sean Saunders. Employees enjoyed tours provided by the Fort Bend Historical Commission and the traditional warm refreshment of Wassail. Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert welcomed everyone and presented the lighted tree in the traditional manner it has been presented for many years. “We are pleased to have the annual Christmas Tree lighting once again in our Courthouse. We will continue the tradition for years to come, and honor the history of Fort Bend County that our Courthouse represents.”

Children’s ministry donates blankets

Lamar Consolidated Varsity Choir sings during Christmas tree lighting at the rotunda. Sugar Land First United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry donates baby blankets to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Birthing Center. The girls recently made our newborns and families and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Birthing Cen- fleece baby blankets for their are very thankful for this kind, ter received a special delivery mission project at their Crews heartfelt donation,” states for Christ weekend event. Mona Seele, director of the in November. The fourth and fifth grade These generous gifts will be Birthing Center. “We are honored that they girls at Sugar Land First United given to families and their chose us to be the beneficiaries Methodist Church Children’s newborn babies. “We greatly appreciate the of their gifts.” Ministry donated 25 baby support and compassion for blankets for newborn babies.

Perry appoints Nandita Berry Texas Secretary of State Texas Gov. Rick Perry has appointed attorney Nandita Berry as the 109th Texas Secretary of State, effective Jan. 7, 2014. The first Indian-American to fill the post, Berry will serve as the state’s chief elections officer, the governor’s liaison on border and Mexican affairs, and Texas’ chief protocol officer for state and international matters. The Secretary of State’s Office also serves as the formal repository for official and business records, publishes government rules and regulations, keeps the state seal and attests to the governor’s signature on official documents “Nandita Berry personifies what is possible through hard work and dedication in the State of Texas,” Gov. Perry said. “Arriving from India at the age of 21 with nothing but

Berry $200 to her name, she worked diligently to earn her law degree and has since become one of the most accomplished attorneys in the state. Her work ethic, intelligence and wide array of experiences will serve her capably in her new duties as Secretary of State, and I look forward to working with her to keep Texas the best place in

the country to live, work and raise a family.” Berry joined Locke Lord in 2005. As an attorney at Locke Lord (a position she will resign) Berry has represented clients in a wide variety of corporate and technology transactions. “I am truly humbled to follow in the footsteps of Stephen F. Austin, Texas’ first Secretary of State,” Berry said.” “Like him, I came to Texas in search of a better life and the limitless opportunities to be found across our great state. Every day, I see Austin’s pioneering spirit alive in Texas, and this great honor proves once again Texas is the land of opportunity, both in the private sector and public service.” “This is great news for Nandy and for the citizens of Texas,” said Ken Simon, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s See BERRY, Page 3

Kwanzaa at Missouri City Branch Library Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library will celebrate family, community and culture in a special holiday program, “A Celebration of Kwanzaa,” on Saturday, December 28, from 20 to 4 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. The celebration will begin with a performance by the KoumanKe’le’ African Dance and Drum Ensemble. Comprised of continental Africans and African Americans, the troupe performs traditional and contemporary dances of Guinea, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, and the Congo. Following the performance, professional storyteller Kathy Culmer will entertain and edu-

cate the audience with stories centered on one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa – unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and guests are invited to wear “African attire.” For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100.

Rosenberg, Richmond decide to sue FBSD The governing bodies of the cities of Richmond and Rosenberg each took action, in separate meetings, to authorize the filing of a lawsuit against the Fort Bend Subsidence District in to challenge the District’s regulatory plan, as amended. According to Patrick Lindner, the cities’ legal counsel on the item, the purpose of the suit is to “protect the rights of the cities and their citizens and water customers.” “The FBSD Board has previously been made aware that the cities would pursue legal action

if the District’s regulatory plan was amended in such a way that would eliminate available options for alternative water sources at a reasonable cost and reliability,” said Rosenberg Mayor Vincent M. Morales, Jr. “Not only has the District amended their regulatory plan in such a way, but they have also recently denied the cities’ request for a rehearing on the amendment.” Richmond Mayor Evelyn Moore added, “The filing of this lawsuit is emblematic of our dedication to our citizens and

our communities’ futures. We are committed to securing a water supply that will provide for development and independence well into the future.” The controversy centers on an application for digging 10 wells in Austin and Waller Counties in the Bluebonnet Groundwater Conservation District by Electro Purifications, LLC. Rosenberg and Richmond have signed a letter of intent to buy 20 million gallons of water per day from the wells to be transported by pipeline.


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NEWS ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL. Demonstrating their charitable spirit, Elkins High School football players and coaches held their annual toy drive to benefit students at Lantern Lane Elementary School. Students and staff at Elkins generously donated more than 100 toys. The Elkins football team delivered the toys to Lantern Lane students who were identified by teachers as ideal candidates to receive gifts. The players filled empty tables in the school’s computer lab with the toys and allowed each child to select up to four toys. A drawing was also held to award a bicycle to one lucky student.

Elkins High School Football Team and coaches are shown with Lantern Lane youngsters.

Eagle Scouts from Clements High School Five young men, all seniors at Clements High School, were recognized for their Eagle rank at Troop 1631 Court of Honor on Dec. 8. Troop 1631, the first troop chartered in First Colony over 30 years ago, has helped 145 boys achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. The Troop meets Monday nights at Fort Settlement Middle School. From left to right: Michael Wang, Kyle Tollestrup, Zach Saunders, Trey Gifford, Daniel Ngo Photo credit: Ed Gifford

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Investment in schools paying off, says SMSD superintendent By BARBARA FULENWIDER There’s nothing quite as satisfying as spending money on something that will repay it through the ages. New education facilities, for instance, are like that. Kids who won’t be born for decades yet will progress and prosper because taxpayers today saw fit to enhance, improve and build new, farsighted educational facilities. Stafford residents approved a $49.9 million bond referendum in 2011 to turn aging facilities at Stafford Municipal School District into head turning facilities aimed at advancing educational opportunities. Three years later, Superintendent Lance Hindt stood before city council members to tell them that their citizens’ investment has already begun to pay off even though not all is completed quite yet. With most of the new buildings, etc., built and being used now, Hindt said, “What I have found (this semester) is our attendance is up, the discipline rate is down and our passing rates are higher. What that tells me is good things are occurring. The kids want to come to school because they are enjoying the instruction. “I think the culture and climate of SMSD have changed. What I have noticed this year is our kids have a new competitive attitude. They believe they can compete with anybody and we want them to think that way. To sum it up in one word, our kids are proud, proud of the facility

Hindt and proud to attend SMSD.” What the $41,722,803 in bonds have built/bought so far is a new 92,000 square foot addition to the high school, 12 classrooms to accommodate the growing enrollment of primary school students, covered sidewalks, newly roofed gyms, drainage improvements, tennis courts, security system and camera upgrades, new heating and cooling upgrades, new technology, 12 buses, a new cafeteria, athletic practice field improvements and a state of the art library that is open to students and residents until 8 p.m. Hindt said he told his board at every one of their meetings that the construction projects were “on time, on schedule and on budget.” He also said the “mother lode” of $33.65 million was for high school improvements and the additional 92,000 square foot building. The superintendent also highly praised the Margaret Havens Library and media center and

described it as the focal point of the campus. He noted that it includes numerous computers, “lots of flex areas, bagels, doughnuts and coffee at night and an on-duty police officer” there until closing. “We wanted to provide a college like environment on our 77 acres. We are now encouraging our teachers to take their kids outside and use the numerous outdoor flex areas we have,” Hindt said. He also said there are numerous flex areas in the new addition to the high school. It is used for numerous academies SMSD offers, and Hindt said the two most popular are culinary arts and health science. “Our academies often use the flex space on the floor. They’ll do mock lessons out on the floor where students may teach the class. There’s a full nursing station, just like what you’d find in a hospital, and one of the largest areas is an actual courtroom and law library. There’s also a business lab.” Hindt said all the labs are glassed in so “you can see what’s going on. There are some enclosed spaces but the majority are open. The new high school wing is a top of the line facility. Anyone who wants a tour should just call me,” the superintendent said. Contracts on the new buildings and improvements began on Sept. 1, 2011, with final completion due Sept. 30 this year. “We still have some punch list items and some little things

we need to do but we’ve gotten everything done that the bond referendum called for and a little bit more.” He said that when all is said and done he expects there to be “between $2 and $3 million left over.” He noted that thanks to the way the bonds were written there is some flexibility on how the money can be spent. After Hindt finished his presentation he got kudos all around from various council members. Councilman Cecil Willis said, “What you have presented tonight is almost the final culmination of the purpose, the intent, the enhancement, the elevation of SMSD. With the facilities we now have, this model has created some opportunities for other activities outside the normal 7 to 4 academic setting.” He said what he wants council to do is see how to “take it to the next level” regarding academics and athletics. Because SMSD is a municipal rather than an independent school district, city receipts help support various aspects of it and in return citizens get to use some parts of their investment in education. Willis noted that “for numerous summers we could use the (SMSD) outside facilitie, so we’ve made some progress but there is a tremendous opportunity with these facilities to do something that will benefit the youth and adults of Stafford even more. There are a number of opportunities to use these facilities.”

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FBISD President Jim Rice participates in Leadership Program

Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees President, Jim Rice, joined 32 other school board members from across Texas November 21-23 at the second session of the Leadership TASB class of 2014. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. These trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 161 to 202,000, and reflect a similar range of property wealth. Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate next year by earning Master Trustee status. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB. Meeting in Austin, the trustees heard featured speakers State Representative Tryon D. Lewis and Bill Graham, of Graham Corporate Communi-

cations. Lewis offered his perspective on successful advocacy techniques including appropriate timing, key office staff to know, and effective practices. Keynote speaker Graham, a nationally recognized trainer in effective communication, provided the group with tips on effective strategies for contacts with policymakers. His client list includes numerous political candidates, corporate executives, and university classes. In addition to hearing speakers, participants visited West ISD and Austin ISD’s Eastside Memorial High School. Other Leadership TASB sessions are scheduled for Corpus Christi, February 27- March 1; El Paso, April 10-12; and Fort Worth, June 26-28. Each session has a unique theme that builds on the previous session and features nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership develop-

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Jim Rice at the TASB Leadership Program ment and education. Teams also work throughout the year on extended learning assignments between meetings. Created in 1993, Leadership TASB has more than 700 graduates to date. The current class is sponsored in part by H-E-B. TASB is a voluntary, non-

profit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 4.9 million school students.

Accolades for Sugar Land plans for New Year’s Eve Party QVGC Say goodbye to 2013 and the Dragon Masters interactive Home Safely program –people The Avid Golfer Houston 2013 annual rankings have been released and the Quail Valley Golf Course was well represented in the recognitions. The El Dorado Course was recognized as the second best intermediate-priced courses. It was bested only by Memorial Park Golf Course. The write up says, “the El Dorado Course at Quail Valley Golf Club was left for dead until actions were taken and Jeff Blume renovated the golf course. It also helped transform the Quail Valley community back into a residential hot spot”. The La Quinta Course was recognized as the third best course in the Value Priced (under $40) category. The article stated, “The El Dorado Course might get all the love at Quail Valley, but the La Quinta Course is also a worthy golf option. In fact, the regulars prefer this course since it is a fairer test and less congested”. Finally, the El Dorado Course was recognized as #1 Best Value Under $50. “The El Dorado Course at Quail Valley Golf Club and the Kingwood Cove Golf Club… it’s still amazing that these two charge less than $50 for a weekend morning round.”

hello to 2014 at the City of Sugar Land’s New Year’s Eve on the Square celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Sugar Land Town Square. To ensure visitors of all ages have a chance to celebrate, the evening will be divided into two segments. A children’s celebration beginning at 7 p.m. will feature music and entertainment from Radio Disney on the main stage, a bubble artist, LED balloon artists and other great street performers roaming City Walk Drive. The celebration will close with a spectacular fireworks show at 9 pm. The party resumes at 9:30 p.m. with the New Year’s Eve celebration where alcohol will be available for purchase to responsible adults until 1 a.m. A brand-new, never-beforeseen 3D video projection mapping show with fireworks is scheduled for this year’s midnight presentation. Illuminated statuesque “Light Beings” will seem to glide along the columns of Sugar Land City Hall while elaborate cirque jugglers and stilt walkers entertain the crowd within the plaza. An entertainment staple in New Orleans’s French Quarter,

comedy team will keep everyone laughing while Flipping Out, a stunt trampoline group from Florida, will amaze the crowd with their air-catching moves. This is a free event with parking available at both the Texas and Lonestar Garages. There will be additional parking at Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd., with a free shuttle service to Town Square from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sugar Creek Baptist Church is sponsoring this year’s Get

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who identify themselves as designated drivers will receive free soft drinks and water throughout the evening from any beverage station at the event. Taxi available starting at 11 p.m. can either be pre-booked or booked that night by visiting the City of Sugar Land information kiosk. All taxi fares and charges will be the responsibility of the passengers. For more event information, visit the city’s website at www. sugarlandtx.gov/nye or call (281) 275-2885.

chael Berry, have two children. “Nandita Berry is an inspired choice to lead Texas forward from Page 1 on matters of election integrity,” Houston office. True the Vote President CathBerry is a former member of erine Engelbrecht said. the University of Houston Sys“Ms. Berry’s background in tem (UHS) Board of Regents, a technology law and community position Perry appointed her to engagement will bring a fresh, in 2009. She also served as Vice unique perspective to the ofChair of the UHS Board. fice in a time of great change Berry is active in the Houston and high-stakes litigation. TTV community and has been on the looks forward to assisting the boards of the Houston Zoo, the forthcoming Berry AdministraHouston Area Women’s Center, tion in January.” the South Asian Chamber of True the Vote (TTV), is the Commerce and The Community a leading voters’ rights and Family Center. election integrity organization She and her husband, Mi- in the nation.

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INSURANCE: Roofs require preventive maintenance By BASIL HOUSEWRIGHT, JR. With almost every wind or rainstorm, insurance agencies receive calls involving roof leaks. Many of the roof leaks are the result of maintenance issues. Roof coverings and seals consist of many components. Several of these components may require periodic maintenance in order to continue to serve their intended purpose of keeping the rain from leaking into your home. Most typical roofs on homes have flashing in the valleys and slopes of the roof. Flashing is also used around chimneys, which stick up through the roof. Much of this NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PERMANENT ZONING 18.5 ACRES WEST RIVERPARK DRIVE AND WIMBERLY CANYON DRIVE PERMANENT ZONING 18.5 ACRES NORTHEAST CORNER OF WEST RIVERPARK DRIVE AND WIMBERLY CANYON DRIVE FROM INTERIM STANDARD SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1-I) DISTRICT TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (PD) DISTRICT (FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN). PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION WILL HOLD ONE (1) PUBLIC HEARING 6:30 P.M., JANUARY 14, 2014 AT WHICH ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE PROPOSED REZONING SHALL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD. CITY OF SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER; 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH. DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED REZONING MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE (281) 2752218 OR BY EMAIL PLANNING@SUGARLANDTX.GOV. Vicinity Map:

flashing is sealed with the use of roofing tar materials. This is a soft pliable material, which is applied to the areas around flashing to assist in sealing out the elements. This roofing tar material hardens and cracks with age and must be periodically reapplied in order to prevent roof leaks. The roof shingles and flashing are also nailed down to the wooden roof decking below the shingles in many areas. These nails loosen and may even come out over time. These nailed areas of the roof’s shingles and flashing need to be re-nailed periodically in order to prevent roof leaks. Care must be taken to properly nail roofing materials, as nails driven in open areas will create leaks. It is suggested a “roofing repair specialist” be

Housewright used to make such repairs. There are many pipes, which stick up through the roof. These are vent lines for your plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. The vent pipe usually is installed with a lead or rubber seal, which fits under the roofing material to form a watertight seal. If these are not properly installed leaks can occur. Also over time the material the vent

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NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on the 6TH day of NOVEMBER, 2013, by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. ALICE DAWSON AKA ALICE EDWARDS in Cause # 1O-DCV-178058 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 7th day of January, 2014, which is the fIrst Tuesday of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas, Level I of the Parking Garage at the South End, West 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 4: GEO: 0025000000750907 A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 26.75 ACRE TRACT MORE OR LESS, PART OF THE SAM DINKINS TRACTS OF DINKINS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE DAVID FITZGERALD SURVEY, ABSTRACT 2S IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 29, PAGE 594 OF THE DEED RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN A DEED FROM PATRICIA COLLINS TO ROBERT DAWSON DATED APRIL 22, 1994 AND RECORDED UNDER CLERK’S FILE NO. 9433812 IN THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; AND BEING THAT SAME PROPERTY IDENTIFIED ON PLAINTIFF’S TAX ROLLS AS ACCOUNT NO. 0025000000750907. Levied on 7th November, 2013 as the property of ALICE DAWSON AKA ALICE EDWARDS, KENNETH E. DAWSON, AREN DAWSON CALLOWAY, KlMBERLY DAWSON BLACKMON, CLARA NELL DAWSON BOWMAN AKA CLARA HOPSON BYRD AKA CLARA NELL DAWSON BYRD, MELVIN DAWSON, BEVERLY ANN DAWSON EDWARD AKA BEVERLY A. DAWSON FERGUSON AKA BEVERLY ANN FERGUSON, MARY DINKINS, MARY YOUNG to satisfy a judgment amounting to $15,168.70 representing delinquent taxes. penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY LATERAL FLOOD AND ROAD CONTROL; AND FORT BEND COUNTY FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT 1. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 12th day of December, 2013. ROB COOK, CONSTABLE FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS By Lt. Shawn D. Sayers, Deputy #1309

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PERMANENT ZONING 46 ACRES LOCATED NORTH OF U. S. 59 INTERSECTION WITH GRAND PARKWAY FROM INTERIM STANDARD SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1-I) DISTRICT TO GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (B-2) DISTRICT. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION WILL HOLD ONE (1) PUBLIC HEARING 6:30 P.M., JANUARY 14, 2014 AT WHICH ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE PROPOSED REZONING SHALL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD. CITY OF SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER; 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH. DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED REZONING MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE (281) 2752218 OR BY EMAIL PLANNING@SUGARLANDTX.GOV. Vicinity Map:

City of Missouri City ORDINANCE NO. O-13-40 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF A 22.184-ACRE TRACT OF LAND FROM LC-2 LOCAL RETAIL DISTRICT, IN PART, AND LC-3 RETAIL DISTRICT, IN PART, TO R-2 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY AS ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. O-811 ON JANUARY 19, 1981, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; PROVIDING A PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT. I, Maria Gonzalez, City Secretary of the City of Missouri City, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the caption of said Ordinance No. O-13-40 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on December 16, 2013, as the same appears in the records of my office. /s/ Maria Gonzalez City Secretary

City of Missouri City NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE NO. O-13-42 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION 4, DEFINITIONS, AND SECTION 7, USE DISTRICTS, OF APPENDIX A OF THE MISSOURI CITY CODE, ENTITLED “THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY ZONING ORDINANCE;” PROVIDING RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO PAWNSHOPS; 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-13-42 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on December 16, 2013, as the same appears in the records of my office. /s/ Maria Gonzalez City Secretary

City of Missouri City

10701 Corporate Drive, #282, Stafford, TX 77477 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 623, Sugar Land, TX 77487

Basil Housewright is manager of Texans Insurance & Financial Group, Inc a local Independent Insurance Agency operating in Sugar Land since 1991. He can be reached at (281) 277-7800, Fax (281) 277-7801, E-Mail – basil@texansinsure.com. For additional insurance info visit www.texansinsure. com.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 for Texana Plantation, Section 4, Partial Replat No. 1, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom at 401 Jackson Street, Second Floor, 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 Chris Kalkomey with Charles Kalkomey Surveying Inc at 281-3422033 for information prior to the hearing.

City of Missouri City NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Missouri City, Texas (the “City”) will meet at its regular meeting place in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd day of February, 2014, which is the time and place tentatively set for the passage of an ordinance and such other action as may be deemed necessary to authorize the issuance of the City’s certificates of obligation, payable from ad valorem taxation and a limited (in an amount not to exceed $10,000) subordinate pledge of certain revenues of the waterworks and sewer system of the City, in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $1,200,000, bearing interest at any rate or rates, not to exceed the maximum interest rate now or hereafter authorized by law, as shall be determined within the discretion of the City Council at the time of issuance and maturing over a period of years not to exceed forty (40) years from the date thereof, for the purpose of evidencing the indebtedness of the City to pay all or any part of the contractual obligations to be incurred for the purpose of (1) purchasing equipment and machinery, more specifically a fire truck and any items related thereto, and (2) professional services incurred in connection with item (1). /s/Maria Gonzalez City Secretary

It is our recommendation you have a qualified “roofing repair specialist” inspect your home’s roof every 2–3 years. More often as the home ages and the roof becomes older. Problems can be detected and corrected very inexpensively if performed as preventive maintenance. The cost of these minor preventive maintenance procedures are often much less than your deductible you will have to pay if you allow your roof to leak and cause major damage. Roofs are like any other piece of equipment on your home, you can take care of it and it will serve you well or you can ignore it and someday it will let you down, usually during a heavy rainstorm.

ORDINANCE NO. O-13-41 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF A 3.056-ACRE TRACT OF LAND IN THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY AS A SPECIFIC USE-PLACES OF ASSEMBLY; PROVIDING LIMITATIONS, RESTRICTIONS, AND CONDITIONS ON SUCH SPECIFIC USE; REFERENCING ELEVATION DRAWINGS; PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION ACCORDING TO SAID DRAWINGS; AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY AS ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. O-81-1, ADOPTED ON JANUARY 19, 1981, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; PROVIDING A PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT. I, Maria Gonzalez, City Secretary of the City of Missouri City, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the caption of said Ordinance No. O-13-41 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on December 16, 2013, as the same appears in the records of my office. /s/ Maria Gonzalez City Secretary

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 3103 SWEETWATER BLVD CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REQUEST ST. LAURENCE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO OPERATE A RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CENTER WITH CHILD DAY CARE SERVICES, 3103 SWEETWATER BOULEVARD IN THE STANDARD SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1) ZONING DISTRICT. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISION WILL HOLD ONE (1) PUBLIC HEARING 6:30 P.M., JANUARY 14, 2014 AT WHICH ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE PROPOSED CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT SHALL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD. CITY OF SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE (281) 275-2218 OR EMAIL PLANNING@SUGARLANDTX.GOV. Vicinity Map:


INDEPENDENT • DECEMBER 25, 2013 • Page 5 NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF TEXAS

BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF SALE

§ § §

FORT BEND COUNTY

and issued pursuant to judgment decree(s) of the District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date, in the hereinafter numbered and styled suit(s) and to me directed and delivered as Sheriff or Constable of said County, I have on December 5, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in January, 2014, the same being the 7th day of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway "B", in the City of Richmond, Texas, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Fort Bend and the State of Texas, towit: Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description ABST 58, I MCGARY , ACS 13.0, LT 5, WARNER BRAXTON PARTITION, 16.66% UDI, VOL 562, PG 5*

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

$12,990.00

$4,600.00

415002000030090 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. HORSE SHOE BEND VILLAGE, SEC 2, LT 30, CLK'S FILE NO. 1 IVORY HADNOT, JR., ET AL 9040787* DECEMBER 04, 2013

$86,430.00

$16,100.00

640000006100090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 ARMANDO PENA, JR., ET AL DECEMBER 04, 2013

RIDGEWOOD ESTATES, BLK 6, LT 10, VOL 5, PG 29A*

$15,500.00

$8,300.00

09-DCV177213 09/10/13

301001002001190 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 YASHICA HUTCHING, ET AL DECEMBER 04, 2013

DAVE FIELDS S/D SEC 1, BLK 2, LT 1 (N 1/2) & LT 2 (N 1/2), VOL 230, PG 266*

$4,580.00

$3,800.00

5

10-DCV181427 09/10/13

441500012006690 1 DECEMBER 04, 2013

KAFFENBERGERS ADDN, BLK 12, LT W 6 (S 40'), VOL 4, PG 458*

$7,830.00

$2,700.00

6

10-DCV183577 03/25/12

005804700001090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ABST 58, I MCGARY, ACS 1.49, 8 RICHARD EDWARD BATTLE, ET MORE OR LESS, VOL 1489, PG 676* DECEMBER 04, AL 2013

$18,000.00

$3,500.00

7

11-DCV190329 09/17/13

301502001036090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 JACOB N GRANT, ET AL DECEMBER 04, 2013

GREATWOOD TERRACE, SEC 2, BLK 1, LT 36, REC'D UNDER SLIDE NO(S) 1402/A & 1402/B*

$193,380.00

$13,500.00

8

11-DCV191478 09/17/13

400502006004090 1 DECEMBER 04, 2013

HERITAGE HTS SEC 2, BLK 6, LT 4, VOL 15, PG 14*

$15,500.00

$4,200.00

9

11-DCV192499 09/10/13

468500002021090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 CHURCH ON THE ROCK OF DECEMBER 04, RICHMOND 2013

LADWIG ADDN, BLK B, LT 21 & 22, VOL. O, PG. 745*

$54,520.00

$12,000.00

1

06-DCV150811 09/17/13

005800480003090 FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. 8 ANNELLE SHORT AKA DECEMBER 04, ANNELLE SHARP 2013

2

07-DCV158238 09/17/13

3

09-DCV174050 09/10/13

4

Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. CARLA PRATER TROUT, AKA CARLA M. TROUTT, AKA CARLA MARIE PRATER, ET AL

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. EVANGELINA GOMEZ, AKA EVANGELINA ROBLES GOMEZ, ET AL

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

10

11-DCV192585 09/10/13

005804360000090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. DORA ABST 58, I MCGARY SURV, ACS 8 SANDERS, ET AL 0.80, MORE OR LESS, SEC 4, VOL 31, PG 104* DECEMBER 04, 2013

$15,950.00

$4,300.00

11

11-DCV194561 10/08/13

012900002000490 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. MARGARITA LOPEZ CORTEZ, 1 DECEMBER 04, ETAL 2013

ABST 129, BBB & C RAILROAD SRVY, TR 2, 1 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, VOL 750, PG 150*

$18,930.00

$3,300.00

12

11-DCV194561 10/08/13

012900002002890 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 MARGARITA LOPEZ CORTEZ, DECEMBER 04, ETAL 2013

ABST 129, BBB & C RAILROAD SRVY, 0.403 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, VOL 660, PG 260*

$6,150.00

$1,700.00

12-DCV199122 09/17/13

800000006120090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. MARY TELEVIEW TERRACE, BLK 6, LT 7 ROXANA SALINAS, AKA MARY 12, VOL. 326, PG. 465* DECEMBER 04, ROXANA GARZA, ET AL 2013

$23,870.00

14

12-DCV199680 09/17/13

565001002060090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ELLIS TR. 1: OIL CENTER SEC 1, BLK B, 7 LAFTERY, ET AL LT 6, VOL 232, PG 341* DECEMBER 04, 2013

$3,970.00

$2,500.00

15

12-DCV199680 09/17/13

460000515101190 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ELLIS TR. 2: MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLK 7 515 (N 1/2), LT 1(N 1/2), VOL 2, PG LAFTERY, ET AL 23* DECEMBER 04, 2013

$710.00

$710.00

16

12-DCV199680 09/17/13

560000008060290 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ELLIS TR. 3: OFFSET PROPERTY, BLK 8, LAFTERY, ET AL LT 6 (S 1/2), VOL 232, PG 344* 7 DECEMBER 04, 2013

$600.00

$600.00

17

12-DCV199680 09/17/13

460000116312090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ELLIS TR. 4: MAGNOLIA PLACE, BLK 116, LT 2 (E 1/2 & N 1/2), VOL 2, PG LAFTERY, ET AL 7 6* DECEMBER 04, 2013

$500.00

$500.00

18

12-DCV201230 08/13/13

810600000023090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 SARAH LEIGH VIDAL, ET AL DECEMBER 04, 2013

SEABOURNE CREEK FARMS, G. M. STONE SURV, ABST 312, LT 23, CLK'S FILE NO. 9645311*

$26,980.00

$4,000.00

13

19

12-DCV203129 09/10/13

783500015009090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 JIMMY PLATA, AKA JAMES E. DECEMBER 04, PLATA AKA JIM PLATA, ET AL 2013

ROSENBERG , BLK 15, LT 9, VOL. P, PG. 146*

20

13-DCV203810 09/10/13

001800000046090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 WELDON HILL, AKA WELDON DECEMBER 04, ROBBINS HILL 2013

ABST 18, H CHRIESMAN LEAGUE, 0.13 ACS, MORE OR LESS, VOL 158, PG 484*

22

13-DCV206694 09/17/13

004900000051290 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. WILLIAM RILEY, JR., AKA 1 DECEMBER 04, WILLIAM M. RILEY, ET AL 2013

TR. 1: ABST 49, J KUYKENDALL SRVY, ACS 3.948, MORE OR LESS, LT 23, (PT), J W BLAKELY, VOL 792, PG 500*

004900000051190 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 1 WILLIAM RILEY, JR., AKA DECEMBER 04, WILLIAM M. RILEY, ET AL 2013

TR. 2: ABST 49, J KUYKENDALL SRVY, ACS 1.00, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. 2006026822*

23

13-DCV206694 09/17/13

Women Council of Realtors raises fund for Fort Bend Women’s Center Families opting to live in Fort Bend since the booming late 1980s and 1990s have turned the east side of the county into a suburban metroplex of prosperous towns. As the county has grown so has the chapter of the county’s Women Council of Realtors (WCR), a network of successful Realtors empowering women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders. The local WCR now boasts 127 members whose vision is to use their “influence as successful business professionals” to “effect positive change in the profession and in the broader community. The chapter’s mission is “to strive to provide timely, accessible programming, great networking and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Women’s Council members send and receive referrals with confidence, knowing that their values are shared when it comes to providing outstanding service to their clients.” Leaders of WCR also “encourage members to get involved because we know that participation translates to personal growth and leadership development. We meet you where you are in your skill development and take you to the next level.” Members of WCR, Fort Bend Chapter, not only support one another but also those in need in their community. They hold various fund raisers

The Fort Bend County Women’s Center recently received a $2,800 donation from the Fort Bend chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS. L to R: Amber Paaso from the Women’s Shelter received a check in the amount of $2,800 from Kimberly Shaw WCR President for 2013 and Theresa Fehr incoming WCR President for 2014. throughout the year and one job readiness, financial manthat is held annually in July agement, parent and self-essupports Fort Bend ISD stu- teem workshops, community dents in need of school sup- outreach and education and plies. aftercare services. Another Fort Bend group In more than 30 years of that gets WCR’s ongoing sup- serving the community the port is the women’s center, Fort Bend County Women’s which opened in Fort Bend in Center has helped more than 1980. 35,000 women and children Its mission is to assist sur- achieve a violence-free lifevivors of domestic violence style and the WCR has been and sexual assault and their an ardent supporter every step children. of the way. Funds WCR donates to the Their support of less forwomen’s center helps provide tunate women as well as proa 24-hour hotline, emergency fessional Realtors stems from shelter, rape crisis services, the belief of the organization’s food, clothing, emergency leaders that positive change and basic medical services, comes from the greater inclucounseling, transportation, sion of women’s perspectives case management, legal ac- in positions of influence in the companiment and advocacy, real estate industry and in the children’s programs, learning broader community. resources, computer training,

NOTICE OF SALE $5,200.00

STATE OF TEXAS

and issued pursuant to judgment decree(s) of the District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date, in the hereinafter numbered and styled suit(s) and to me directed and delivered as Sheriff or Constable of said County, I have on December 9, 2013, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in January, 2014, the same being the 7th day of said month, at the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage, 1418 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX, Level 1 of the Parking Garage at the South End, West Corner, near Stairway "B", in the City of Richmond, Texas, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Fort Bend and the State of Texas, towit: Sale #

$19,080.00

$9,100.00

$8,750.00

$2,600.00

$34,590.00

$3,000.00

$16,340.00

RECENT CHANGES IN THE PROPERTY TAX CODE NOW REQUIRE PURCHASERS OF TAX SALE PROPERTY TO HAVE A STATEMENT FROM THE FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR CERTIFYING THAT THE PERSON/FIRM/COMPANY PURCHASING PROPERTY AT A TAX SALE OWES NO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES TO ANY TAXING ENTITY WITHIN THE COUNTY. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A TAX SALE DEED TO ANY PROPERTY YOU PURCHASE WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATE. TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SALE.

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

1

11-DCV187958 09/17/13

028000000964090 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT ABST 250, J LAFAYETTE SRVY, 7 7 SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. C. ACRES, MORE OR LESS, VOL 673, DECEMBER 04, JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, INC. PG 61* 2013

2

11-DCV188175 08/13/13

385003011017090 7 DECEMBER 04, 2013

3

11-DCV193241 03/19/13

4

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

$305,710.00

$31,000.00

$69,320.00

$15,500.00

007900000068190 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JANIE TR. 1: ABST 79, N. F. ROBERTS 1 IRVIN SRVY, ACS 9.498, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. 2010092204* DECEMBER 04, 2013

$152,780.00

$3,800.00

11-DCV193241 03/19/13

005000000013090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. JANIE TR. 2: ABST 50, E. LATHAM 1 IRVIN SRVY, TR PT 13, ACS 2.371, MORE OR LESS, CLK'S FILE NO. DECEMBER 04, 2010092203* 2013

$86,570.00

$3,000.00

5

12-DCV201218 08/13/13

591502008046090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 7 ROBERT STEWART, III, ET AL DECEMBER 04, 2013

$295,010.00

$3,300.00

6

13-DCV205323 09/17/13

351910004029091 4 DECEMBER 04, 2013

$184,240.00

$15,500.00

$2,000.00

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

BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF SALE

§ § §

FORT BEND COUNTY

FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. GILBERTO HERNANDEZ LUNA, ET AL

HUNTERS GLEN SEC 3, BLK 11, LT 17, VOL 20, PG 8*

QUAIL VALLEY SUBD, THUNDERBIRD SEC 2, BLK 8, LT 46, VOL 16, PG 2*

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. GRAND LAKES SEC 10, BLK 4, GEORGE W. SUMERS, III, AKA LT 29, REC'D UNDER SLIDE GEORGE WILLIAM SUMERS, AS NO(S). 1926/A & 1926/B* TRUSTEE OF THE GEORGE W. SUMERS ESTATE TESTAMENTARY TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF AUBIN SUMERS, ET AL

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

RECENT CHANGES IN THE PROPERTY TAX CODE NOW REQUIRE PURCHASERS OF TAX SALE PROPERTY TO HAVE A STATEMENT FROM THE FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR CERTIFYING THAT THE PERSON/FIRM/COMPANY PURCHASING PROPERTY AT A TAX SALE OWES NO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES TO ANY TAXING ENTITY WITHIN THE COUNTY. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A TAX SALE DEED TO ANY PROPERTY YOU PURCHASE WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATE. TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SALE. Dated at Richmond, Texas, December 9, 2013

Dated at Richmond, Texas, December 5, 2013 Constable Rob Cook Fort Bend County, Texas

Constable A. J. Dorr Fort Bend County, Texas By

Deputy

By Deputy Notes: The Minimum Bid is the lesser of the amount awarded in the judgment plus interest and costs or the adjudged value. However, the Minimum Bid for a person owning an interest in the property or for a person who is a party to the suit (other than a taxing unit), is the aggregate amount of the judgments against the property plus all costs of suit and sale. ALL SALES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (713) 844-3576

Notes: The Minimum Bid is the lesser of the amount awarded in the judgment plus interest and costs or the adjudged value. However, the Minimum Bid for a person owning an interest in the property or for a person who is a party to the suit (other than a taxing unit), is the aggregate amount of the judgments against the property plus all costs of suit and sale. ALL SALES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (713) 844-3576


Page 6 • INDEPENDENT • DECEMBER 25, 2013

FORT BEND REAL ESTATE 1/2/3 38CB 38CB First Colony SL•$1,499,000•4/31/2

1/2/3 4CC 4CC Riverstone SL•$1,199,000•5/5+11/2

Anita Milne

Knowledgeable! Experienced! Hardworking! Competitive! Action Oriented! MilneAnita@yahoo.com

281-413-9732 Beard Realty Group

First Colony Telfair SL•$1,050,000•5/4 Telfair/3 SL•$1,050,000•5/4 /3 SL•$179,900•2/2/Condo 1/2

7514T

1/2

Meadows Place • Meadowhollow • 4/2/2 Meadows Place • Dorrance • 4/2/2 Meadows Sharpstown Place•Sturdivant•4/2.5/2 • La Rouche • 4/2/2

4144G

7514T

Also for Lease

Reduced

$156,000

$154,500 Parkglen • Whittingham • 3/2/2

For All Your Real Estate Needs Call Arlene Rolsen CRS, Realtor (281) 414-8400 www.ArleneRolsen.com City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing an Invitation for Bids for the following: IFB #067-14 PAVEMENT MARKINGS SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION SERVICES The City is soliciting bids to hire a general contractor (s) to provide all materials and labor to perform turnkey on-call installation and repairs of pavement markings at various locations on City-owned roadways within the City Limits of Missouri City. Bid responses will be accepted until 2:00 P.M. local time January 7, 2014 and then publicly opened and read aloud in City Hall Council Chambers 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489. Solicitation packages are available for download through Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com. Responses must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery package with the solicitation name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Responses must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Responses are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 16th day of October, 2013 by the 400th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 11DCV-194015 in favor of the Plaintiff - Firethorne Community Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of$5,927.54 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 4th day of December, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant( s) - Andre Bailey and Aauanneetta L. Bailey had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 7th day of January, 2014 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: 28411 KINGLET PINES DR., KATY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS 77494, ALSO KNOWN AS FIRETHORNE, SECTION 18, BLOCK 6, LOT 14 (“THE PROPERTY”). ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $236,000.00 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 AM. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable # 133 1 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 8th day of November, 2013 by the 268th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 10-DCV182057 in favor of the Plaintiff - Quail Valley East Community Association, Inc. Plaintiff, for the sum of $2,368.36 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. Therefore, on the 4th day of December, 2013, I, Constable Rob Cook of Precinct Three Fort Bend County, have levied on and have seized all rights, title, interest, and claim to which the said Defendant(s) - Sylvester Drain. ill had of, in, or to the following described real property, and will offer for sale on the 7th day of January, 2014 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 39, BLOCK 20, OF QUAIL VALLEY EAST SUBDIVISION, SECTION 4, A SUBDIVISION OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT VOLUME 12, PAGE 3 IN THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. ADJUDGED/MARKET VALUE: $81,190.00 Property is sold with all encumbrances and liens affixed thereto. All sales are final. Terms: Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order Sale to be held at or about 10:00 A.M. Rob Cook, Constable Precinct Three Fort Bend County, Texas BY: M. Scheibel Deputy Constable # 133 1

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF TEXAS § COUNTY OF FORT BEND § By virtue of an WRIT OF EXECUTION dated OCT 23, 2013 delivered pursuant to a Judgment issued out of the COUNTY COURT AT LAW 1 of TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS, said judgment rendered in favor of READY CABLE INC., plaintiff, and against SHARMIN DAREDIA, defendant, in Cause No. 2006-042338-1 for the sum of TWELVETHOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS AND 32/100’s ($12,150.32), plus fees for posting notices, publishing, and all costs of executing sale. I did on the 13TH day of NOV, 2013, at 5:00 PM, levy upon the following described tract of land in Fort Bend County, Texas, as the property of SHARMIN DAREDIA , defendant(s), to-wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 2, REPLAT OF ROBINSON LANDING, SECTION 1 AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 800/A AND B, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, WHICH CURRENTLY HAS THE ADDRESS OF 239 NEEDLELEAF LN, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS 77479. and on JAN 7, 2014, being the first Tuesday of said month, between the hours of 10:00 o’clock a.m. and 4:00 o’clock p.m., at 1418 Eugene Heimann circle, Richmond,Tx in the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage. I will offer for sale and sell at public auction for cash, all the right, title and interest of SHARMIN DAREDIA , defendant, in and to said property. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY HEIMANN CIRCLE, RICHMOND,TX 77469 DATE: JAN 7, 2014 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 AM BY: SERGEANT M. KUTACH TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF TEXAS § COUNTY OF FORT BEND § By virtue of an Order of Sale dated OCT 24, 2013 delivered pursuant to a Judgment issued out of the 400TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, said judgment rendered in favor of Grants Lake Tempos Association, Inc. plaintiff, and against Ana Gutierrez, defendant, in Cause No. 13-DCV-206440 for the sum of EightThousand-One-Hundred-Eighty-Eight dollars and 98/100’s ($8188.98), plus fees for posting notices, publishing, and all costs of executing sale. I did on the 13th day of Nov, 2013, at 4:00 pm, levy upon the following described tract of land in Fort Bend County, Texas, as the property of Ana Gutierrez, defendant(s), to-wit: BUILDING PLOT 176, IN BLOCK 17, OF GRANTS LAKE TEMPOS, SECTION ONE (1) A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 32, PAGE 3, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, SAID BUILDING PLOT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN THE ABOVE REFERENCED DEED AND DEED OF TRUST, and on JAN 7, 2014, being the first Tuesday of said month, between the hours of 10:00 o’clock a.m. and 4:00 o’clock p.m., at 1418 Eugene Heimann circle, Richmond,Tx in the Fort Bend County Justice Center Parking Garage. I will offer for sale and sell at public auction for cash, all the right, title and interest of Ana Gutierrez, defendant, in and to said property. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY HEIMANN CIRCLE, RICHMOND,TX 77469 DATE: JAN 7, 2014 TIME: APPROX. 10:00 AM BY: SERGEANT M. KUTACH TREVER J.. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

LEGAL NOTICE REQUESTS FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS Sealed Qualification Statements will be received in the Office of Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., County Purchasing Agent, Fort Bend County, William B. Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 for the following until THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014 AT 1:30 P.M. (CST). All submissions will then be opened in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Travis Annex, 301 Jackson, Suite 201, Richmond, TX 77469 and the names of the firms made public. Submissions received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Solicitation and any and all addendums will be posted on Purchasing Agent’s website located at www.fortbendcountytx.gov Q14-025 – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RELATED TO ROADWAY, DRAINAGE AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS Fort Bend County reserves the right to reject any or all qualification statements received. Signed: Gilbert D. Jalomo, Jr., Purchasing Agent Fort Bend County, Richmond, Texas NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 23rd day of OCTOBER, 2013 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12-DCV-202192 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL RUN COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,261.97++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on November 18, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 7th day of January, 2014 at the County Courthouse steps of Fort Bend County, Texas in the city of Richmond, Texas between the hours of ten o’clock a.m. and four o’clock p.m., and all rights, title, interests and claims which the said defendant LINDA WILLIAMS had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 7, BLOCK 6, SECTION 4 OF QUAIL RUN, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 25, PAGE 10, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 8206 DAWN QUAIL COURT, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73 NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 25TH day of OCTOBER 2013 by the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 12-DCV-198083 in favor of the Plaintiff - MISSION BEND NORTH CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $8,520.81 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on November 6, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 7th day of January, 2014 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 ALMA ROSA PENA had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT FORTY-ONE(41), IN BLOCK THREE,(3) OF MISSION BEND NORTH, SECTION TWO (2) A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 21, PAGE 28, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 6822 SANTA RITA, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77083. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

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Meadows Place • Meadowhollow • 4/2/2 Meadows Place • Brighton • 3/2.5/2

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$99,000

Legal Notices PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 for Cinco Village Center Lubys Fuddruckers, being a partial replat of Cinco Village Center, Section 3, Partial Replat No. 7, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom at 401 Jackson Street, Second Floor, 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 281-491-2525 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk 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 4TH day of NOVEMBER 2013 by the 387TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 11-DCV-190957 in favor of the Plaintiff - CINDY JEANEAU HOULIHAN, Plaintiff, for the sum of $30,680.00++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on November 5, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 7th day of January, 2014 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 JAMES FRANCIS HOULOIHAN had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT SEVENTEEN (17), BLOCK NINE (9), OF MISSION WEST, SECTION ONE (1), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 23, PAGE 17, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 7401 COLIMA DRIVE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77083. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 22ND day of OCTOBER 2013 by the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 03-DCV-131127 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL RUN COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $15,231.91 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on November 18, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 7th day of January, 2014 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 JOSE R. GARZA had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 16, BLOCK 14, SECTION 2 OF QUAIL RUN, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 30, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 16318 HUNTING DOG LANE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

Reduced

$157,500

$159,900 City of Missouri City

ORDINANCE NO. O-13-43 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION 4, DEFINITIONS, SECTION 9, SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT REGULATIONS, AND SECTION 15, SPECIFIC USE PERMITS, OF APPENDIX A OF THE MISSOURI CITY CODE, ENTITLED “THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY ZONING ORDINANCE;” PROVIDING RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO CREDIT ACCESS BUSINESSES; 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-13-43 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on December 16, 2013, as the same appears in the records of my office. /s/ Maria Gonzalez City Secretary PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 for Satya River, being a replat of Unrestricted Reserve A of Landmark at Riverstone, Precinct 4. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom at 401 Jackson Street, Second Floor, 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 Mary McKenzie with Hovis Surveying Company at 281-320-9591 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, January 7, 2014 for Majestic Pointe at Riverstone, being a replat of Waterside at Riverstone “Restricted Reserve C”, Precinct 4. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom at 401 Jackson Street, Second Floor, 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 De La Rosa with Costello Engineering & Surveying 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, January 14, 2014 for Bridlewood Estates, Section 1, Partial Replat No 1.,Precinct 1. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom at 401 Jackson Street, Second Floor, 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 Rukshan Wijeratne with Overland Surveyors at 281-940-8869 for information prior to the hearing. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson Fort Bend County Clerk NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 23RD day of OCTOBER 2013 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 13-DCV-202994 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL RUN COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $6,223.66 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on November 18, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 7th day of January, 2014 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 LAUREL HERRING had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 14, BLOCK 6, OF QUAIL RUN, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 25, PAGE 10, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 16631 QUIET QUAIL DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73

CITATION BY PUBLICATION DIVORCE The State of Texas TO: JOSEPH WILLIE BOBINEAUX and to all whom it may concern, Respondent GREETINGS: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 AM on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. Said answer may be filed by mailing same to: District Clerk’s Office, 301 Jackson, Richmond, Texas 77469, or by bringing it to the office. Our street address is 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond TX 77469. We are located on the first floor of the Justice Center building. The ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DIVORCE of BRENDA JOYCE BOBINEAUX was filed in the 328TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas, ON THIS THE 25TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2013 against JOSEPH WILLIE BOBINEAUX, being numbered 13DCV-209556 and entitled IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF BRENDA JOYCE BOBINEAUX AND JOSEPH WILLIE BOBINEAUX. The suit requests DIVORCE. The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child(ren)’s interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the 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 the said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 17th day of December, 2013. DISTRICT CLERK ANNIE REBECCA ELLIOTT, Fort Bounty, Texas By Deputy District Clerk Raquel Charles Telephone: (281) 633-7624 Petitioner’s Attorney: DESSIRA Y W. CUSIC ATTORNEY AT LAW 1010 LAMAR DRIVE SUITE 1450 HOUSTON TX 77002 713-650-1866 NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE NOTICE OF LEVY REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and / or Order of Sale issued on the 23RD day of OCTOBER 2013 by the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in cause # 13-DCV-203774 in favor of the Plaintiff - QUAIL RUN COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, for the sum of $4,615.56 ++++costs as taxed on said Execution and / or Order of Sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on November 18, 2013 and will offer for sale on the 7th day of January, 2014 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 E. JOHNSON AKA GWENDOLYN TUCKER had of, in, or to the following described real property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; viz: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 10, BLOCK 19, SECTION 2 OF QUAIL RUN, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 30, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF. 16411 QUAIL RUN DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77489. Terms: Cash Time : Sale to be held at or about 11:00 A.M. Ruben Davis, Constable Precinct Two Fort Bend County, Texas By Lieutenant G. Majors Deputy Constable #73


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Merry Christmas!

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