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Sugar Land’s celebration includes 3D spectacular Sugar Land City Hall will be transformed on New Year’s Eve with 3D Video Mapping, the latest in video imaging technology and one of the first major performances ever held in the United States. Unlike 3D movies, no special glasses will be required to watch animated images come to life at City Hall. Flowing waterfalls, giant eyeballs suddenly appearing to break through solid columns, even the whole of City Hall appearing to implode and then miraculously restore itself in seconds are just some of the imagery planned during a spectacular show set to begin shortly before midnight. The 3D showcase will include a special New Year’s Eve midnight countdown that culminates with a giant 3D sugar cube that will appear to drop from the City Hall clock tower. The 3D sugar cube drop will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display from the roof of City Hall. To provide the state-of-

the-art entertainment, Sugar Land is utilizing the production company that brought 3D Video Mapping to America from the Netherlands. The special New Year’s Eve event is part of the City’s yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration. Officially incorporated on Dec. 29, 1959, New Year’s Eve was chosen as the perfect date to reflect on the City’s past and look forward to the many exciting years ahead. Sugar Land residents, neighbors and friends are all welcome to attend the New Year’s Eve celebration, which has been divided into three special parties to give everyone a chance to celebrate, including a Children’s Celebration from 5-7:30 p.m., a 50th Anniversary Ceremony from 7:30-8 p.m. and an Adults’ Celebration from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The adults’ celebration will include alcohol service from 9 p.m. to midnight for responsible adults 21 years old and above.

The City is very excited to be presenting this landmark celebration, which will also include performances from acts never before seen in Sugar Land. A living Roman fountain, giant roaming stilt dinosaurs, a fascinating candy sculptor and cirque style acrobatics are just some of the acts sure to thrill and amaze. Building on the entertainment will be energetic music provided by DJ’s and a live band, combined with stateof-the-art lighting effects that will fill Sugar Land Town Square with energy and a vibrant party atmosphere. The free event is open to the public, and parking will be available at the Texas and Lone Star Garages. A free shuttle service will be available from 4:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. between Mercer Stadium and Sugar Land Town Square. For more information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/celebration.asp or call 281-2752885.

The Minute Maid 3-Family Fund recently donated gifts and other necessities to three local charities for the holidays, including the Fort Bend Rainbow Room, The United Way and The Wounded Warrior and Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center. Executive Director of the Fort Bend Rainbow Room Tonya Lewis and local volunteers recently accepted the donation of gifts and toys. The Fort Bend Rainbow Room is a charitable organization dedicated to helping children and families in crisis by supporting the efforts of caseworkers. (L-R) Tonya Lewis, Maddy Reese, Trent Reese, Denver Reese, Michelle Font and Troy Richardson.

Videoscopic heart surgery leads to speedy recovery

Julia Strezelecki with Dr. Uttam Tripathy But in the operating room, For the YouTube generation, video cameras are a way the use of tiny video cameras of life, always there to cap- to assist surgeons in complex ture even the most mundane procedures is still relatively rare. One cardiothoracic surmoments.

geon at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, however, is specializing in videoscopic procedures that reduce patient pain and speed recovery time. Uttam Tripathy, M.D., has been performing video-assisted procedures at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital since 2006. But in recent months, he has expanded the role of videoscopy in chest surgery to bring its benefits to even more patients. Using a small three-inch “utility incision,” Dr. Tripathy inserts surgical instruments – including a small camera – into the patient’s body and manipulates them via two to three other, smaller one-inch incisions. The incisions provide easy access to the chest See HEART, Page 3

The Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit presented its 2009 Exemplary Five Star Award at the annual conference earlier this month in Austin. Fort Bend County Clerk Dianne Wilson and her staff received an Exemplary Five Star award for meeting all criteria for the timeliness and accuracy of recording and issuance of birth, death and marriage records. Dr. Yvonne Howze, left, Director of Health Information and Vital Statistic Sections in Austin, Linda Jordan, Branch Manager, Cindy Twardowski, Division Supervisor, Diane Shepard, First Assistant, Geraldine Harris, Director of Vital Statistics Unit in Austin and Dianne Wilson, County Clerk.

Missouri City levies hotel occupancy tax By BARBARA FULENWIDER Missouri City City Council at its Dec. 21 meeting approved levying a tax of seven percent on hotel/motel occupants since the city’s first motel/hotel will open for business in 2010. The tax goes into effect New Year’s Day so it can be collected the first night someone sleeps in the La Quinta Inn & Suites. In November, council members unanimously approved a request by TexLa Hotel, LLC of Sugar Land to build a three-story, 55-room property with a meeting space that can accommodate 41 people. The city’s first motel/hotel will be at the intersection

of Williamsburg and Township lanes just south of the Wal-Mart shopping center on Hwy. 6. Construction is to start in March and be finished by the end of the year. Projects funded by the occupancy tax must bring overnight tourists to Missouri City’s hotels/motels and may only be used for authorized uses that include convention and visitor centers, convention registration, advertising the city, promoting the arts, historical restoration and preservation, sporting events and sporting facilities, etc.

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land from Sienna/Johnson Development on which to build Missouri City’s fifth fire station. They authorized an interlocal agreement between the city and FBISD to provide a means to assist each other on projects that are mutually beneficial to residents of both. Scott Elmer, city public works director, told council such a project could be landscaping, a special event, etc. “There are no specific identified projects right now,” Elmer said, but the agreement will give the staff of each entity an umbrella to operate under when there is. City Manager Frank Simpson added that any major

expenditure on cooperative projects would come before council for their approval before a project is started.

Quail Valley Parks Meanwhile, Missouri City residents will have a community meeting on Tuesday, January 12, for the presentation of findings and park development options for the former Executive Nine property, part of the Quail Valley Parks Project. The community will have the opportunity to comment following the remarks. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Community Center in the City Hall Complex at 1522 Texas Parkway. For the past two years, citi-

zens have offered their opinion through committees and at public meetings on recreation uses of the Quail Valley Parks Project. Most recently, citizens focused their comments on the 38-acre former Executive Nine property at a public meeting held last September. Three potential priority elements for the property have been identified. They are: Water features; Open/passive area for trails, paths, green space and benches; and Limited activity areas not adjacent to homes potentially for playground, fitness equipment, pavilion and parking. Following the September meeting, an engineering

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consultant conducted a water availability assessment, including drainage, to assure the water features are sustainable. Based on this water analysis and citizen feedback, preliminary information will be presented on trail layout, parks amenities and water drainage and capacity. The final park plan that is developed will be reviewed by the Missouri City Parks Board prior to its review and approval by City Council. The plan will be implemented in phases, with work on the first phase beginning as early as spring 2010. Funding will come from the November 2008 bond program.


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Community news Survey supports “Town Center” concept in Missouri City A majority of citizens in Missouri City favor the concept of a “town center,” while 11 percent of the people surveyed say the city does not one, according to a survey. Missouri City issued a press statement detailing the survey results. The two sites generating the most interest are in the vicinity of Highway 6 and the Fort Bend Parkway and the vacant site just south of City Hall on Texas Parkway. One will be addressed by the town center at Highway 6 and Sienna Parkway, with infrastructure currently underway there. The George E. Johnson study identified the need for a similar opportunity on Texas Parkway. The City will continue to work towards making that happen. A survey conducted along with the update of the Missouri City Comprehensive Plan validates the Plan’s primary points, elements and direction, the statement said. Following work by a 26-person advisory committee, public meetings and review by the Planning and Zoning Commission, City Council adopted the updated Plan this fall. Survey respondents rated the top three most important quality of life factors to be: Focus on crime prevention and security; Limitations on the amount of rental housing; Community beautification; More local job opportunities and recruitment of high quality restaurants, respectively, received the next highest marks. The firm Kendig Keast facilitated the advisory committee’s activities and utilized the firm of CDS Market Research to conduct the citizen survey. Surveys were mailed to 5,000 randomly selected households throughout the city and to those

in the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (the unincorporated areas eligible for annexation). The survey consisted of nine questions addressing important issues raised during the development of the updated Comprehensive Plan and eight demographic questions. “More than 77% of respondents confirmed the Comprehensive Plan guidelines that remaining vacant land zoned for commercial uses should be developed, with 54% of this group wanting it based on thoughtful planning and high standards of design,” said Director of Planning Ornita Green. “Such development has the potential to ease homeowners’ tax burden.” For residential development, citizens equally preferred singlefamily homes (40%) and also a concentration on redevelopment of older, obsolete residential properties (37%) as opposed to development on vacant land. With regard to the Brazos riverbank and nearby area at the southern end of Missouri City, 78% wanted it preserved as a “green area” for public parks and recreational use. Only 24% of respondents favored water and wastewater services to continue to be operated by utility districts as they are today, while 75% wanted the City’s involvement at some level where service and facilities could be improved if it made economic sense. On the subject of public transportation, 70% favored some type of mass transit – either more park-and-ride service to major employment centers or commuter rail. Regarding street improvements, only 21% wanted to leave the street system as it is. The majority wanted wider streets and aesthetic improvements as the

budget was made available. Almost 59% wanted to see street widening projects along certain corridors only as rapidly as the City also could afford to add continuous sidewalks, landscaping and other aesthetic improvements. The remaining 20% favored more immediate action so long as right of way was available. “Of the 5,000 surveys, 590, or almost 12%, were returned – an extraordinarily high number for a survey that offered no incentives,” Green said. “In my 19 years of market research, I have never seen such a high response,” said Ray Lawrence with CDS Market Research. “It is clear you have a highly educated constituency who are sincerely interested in the future of their community.” Green said that slightly more than 96 percent of respondents were homeowners and only 2% of respondents were residents less than one year. About 30 percent of respondents were aged 45-54, with the majority of other respondents at least 34 years of age. She pointed out that many of the respondents’ answers to growth and development factors affirm actions the City currently takes. “The Comprehensive Plan sets the foundation for the community’s vision of our City’s future for the next 20 years and beyond,” said Green. “It establishes the guidelines for our community’s impending growth. City Council will look to the plan and the citizen survey as additional tools as they address growth, development, transportation, infrastructure, amenities and image in future programs and projects.” The survey and tabulations are available at www. missouricitytx.gov. Click on the “For Residents” tab.

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as a result, recovery is shortened dramatically, pain is reduced and the transition out of the hospital is much faster.” Dr. Tripathy and his dedicated team of nurse professionals recently performed a video-assisted lobectomy on Julia Strezelecki, 79, to remove a small portion of her lung which contained an early-stage tumor. Within two days of undergoing the four-hour procedure, Strezelecki was back at home and had resumed her normal routine. “I am breathing well, walking around and doing chores,” she said. “Everything is back to normal. Dr. Tripathy and his staff were wonderful and the pro-

cedure itself was easy for me to handle.” Dr. Tripathy also uses videoscopic techniques for a wide range of other cardiothoracic surgeries, including lung biopsies and fluid drainage – procedures that previously were unnecessarily invasive. “We can quickly and easily perform these procedures with minimal impact to the patient,” he says. The role of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is appreciated by the pulmonologists like Dr. Bhadresh Shah who referred Julia Strezelecki to Dr. Tripathy. For an appointment with Dr. Tripathy or a cardiothoracic surgeon in your area, call 281-274-7500.

From Page 1 cavity and the video camera serves as the surgeon’s “eyes.” The benefits for patients are numerous, because the overall impact is far less invasive and less painful than the traditional method of chest surgeries, which involved making a large incision and spreading apart the ribcage. “The pain and long recovery times associated with chest surgeries were almost exclusively the result of opening up and spreading the rib cage,” says Dr. Tripathy. “With videoscopic surgery, the rib cage stays intact, and

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By RUSSELL C. JONES Conservatives have a long history of intellectual leadership in the political world. Fighting against revolutionary causes or at least attempting to focus public opinion upon stable government, writers from Burke to Hamilton and Madison to Buckley have had a profound impact on the way Americans think of themselves, their government and the interrelation of the two. In more recent decades, however, the Republican party has done all it can to distance itself from the educated and intellectual class. From Agnew’s denunciation of educated members of the press as nattering nabobs of negativism to Bush’s avowed pride in his below average grades at Yale (despite slightly better grades than Kerry), the party has played the populist card by turning its back on educated voters. The results of the 2008 election bear this out. According to exit-poll data, Obama received 53% of the college-educated vote—the first time a Democratic candidate has won this group since the 1970s. Voters with a bachelor’s degree grew to 30% of the electorate last year from 20% in 1988 and 10% in 1968. Rejecting this segment of the population is long term suicide. With victories in the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races this year and a president whose favorable poll numbers are collapsing faster than Tiger Woods’ sponsorships, Republicans may already be a little too smug about their chances in 2010. The Republican candidates

Jones in the Virginia and New Jersey races received a majority of the college-educated vote, but their campaigns were based on national economic issues, including the looming concern of government’s takeover of the entire economy. Educated voters understand the value of a free market economy and the loss of freedom which comes with each new tax increase. They do not want big government to take over their lives and hand over the fruits of their labors to those who do not work for it. But the national economy will not be the key issue in every race, and educated voters who otherwise have no party affiliation are frequently driven away from the Republicans by their inability to accept compromise. The art of compromise was long the hallmark of the great conservative intellectuals, but that art has been lost in recent years within the Republican party. What is it that educated voters want that Republicans do not deliver? Let’s consider social tolerance on abortion,

tion and racial inclusion, and a respect for the environment that simply is not reflected in the standard party platform. What is it that educated voters can deliver that Republicans need? Besides winning elections, one real possibility is articulate candidates for public office who can advocate for economic policies that create wealth and enhance the standard of living for all. Such candidates are in short supply in Republican circles. Do we really want candidates who look like your co-worker, not your boss, as Huckabee described himself in 2008? Is it really productive to disparage “eastern elites” as Romney did? Should a candidate not be able to name a single newspaper which she reads, as Palin failed to do? Most voters do not want ordinary folks representing them in Washington. They want extraordinary people with extraordinary talents to do extraordinary jobs. Would you really want an average soldier as the commander of your army in a time of war? If not, why would you want an average high school graduate making decisions on tax policy, health care, energy or the environment? Anti-intellectualism and anti-educated voters is a dead end policy that Republicans need to recognize and reverse. 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.

By RON PAUL Last week on Christmas Eve, after many backroom deals were made, the Senate passed the healthcare reform bill with a strictly partisan vote. I was pleased that my colleagues in the GOP are on the right side of this bill. Although this vote was a major step in healthcare reform becoming reality, they still have to reconcile the Senate bill with the House-passed version in conference committee. This could prove even more difficult and costly than the Senate vote. There was a little bit of controversy surrounding one particular Senator who was initially against the bill, but then, coincidentally, a large amount of Medicare funding specifically for his state was tucked inside and he ended up voting for it. One wonders how much more of that will have to go on to achieve final passage. But this is how politicians in Washington deal with problems: they throw your money at them. Healthcare reform is no different. The Senate version of the bill, at last count, will cost $871 billion. The House version tops $1 trillion. But they tell us this is for the health of Americans, and how dare we count the cost? Such is the arrogance of politicians. There seems to be no end to the problems they feel capable and duty-bound to solve through legislative proclamation and plenty of your money.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul To hear them talk, one might think that a few words spoken on Capitol Hill would make problems just disappear. All it takes it good intentions. But no good can come from 2400 pages of Washington’s good intentions. I have observed quite the opposite throughout my political career in the House of Representatives, and fear that with this immense legislation, our healthcare problems are only just beginning. Over the last few decades, I have seen healthcare subjected to more and more creeping red tape that only creates bottlenecks and increases costs as new bureaucratic hurdles are put in place. Politicians cannot solve the problems created by everincreasing intervention by exponentially increasing their intervention. Similarly, they cannot improve the quality of healthcare and expand access to it for all Americans simply by legislative decree. If only it were that simple!

The reality is the free market, when allowed to function, naturally increases access and drives prices down through competition. The free market keeps service providers accountable by allowing people to take their business elsewhere. This government intervention will eventually create a near monopoly of providers in health insurance as smaller companies are squeezed out and innovation comes to a grinding halt due to formidable barriers to entry. The government will determine prices and levels of service that will apply to everyone, regardless of want or individual circumstances. The true insurance model of healthcare cost management, meaning major medical coverage only, will basically become illegal. Opting out of the system will incur heavy tax penalties. Expanding government reach so deeply into this very sensitive area of our personal lives and such a major part of our economy means more opportunities for waste, fraud and abuse of the system. One need only remember the recent bailouts for an example of how government handles systemic waste, fraud and abuse. So while the Senate patted itself on the back last week for delivering a Christmas gift to Americans, time will prove it was instead a great big lump of coal. (Ron Paul represents the 14th Congressional District in Texas.)

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Bob Leared Claude & Laura Leatherwood Kyle Lednicky Bob & Ann Lee Kristin Lytle Mark Magee Chris Malinowshi Louis Manuel Marvin & Debbie Marcell Richard Marriott Joel Marshall Noel Mascarenhas Jeannie Mason Owen Matherne Kevin Matocha David Maxwell Ron & Susan McCann Richard & Karen McCarter Mac McCure Dan & Mary Ann McDonald Pat McDonald Wayne McLane Pam & Bill McNally Ray & Patsey McKnight Jim McRae Barbara Meeks Bruce Mercer Kelly & Steve Metzenthin Janet & Ray Meyer Wayne Meyer Mary Ann Mihills Rick Miller Jamie & Lisa Miller Margaret Minton Jack & Donna Mohlo Jim & Diane Moore Vincent & Regina Morales Richard Mueller Ronnie Mullinax James Muska Pat Naff Darlene Neeley

Billie Neuhaus Paul Noyd John & Diana Null Ashley O’Connell David Oliver Greer Pagan James Pappas Patti Parish-Kaminski Randy & Gail Parker Cee Cee Parker Dennis Parmer Parke Patterson Robert Patton Barbara Payne gary Pearson BJ & Kindal Pelter Charles Pence John & Kathy Perry Barkley Peschel Justin Phy Don Poe Brad Price Larry Pullen George Purvis Shantha Raghuthaman Dianna Rainey Tom Ramsey Bob & Yvonne Ramsy Jennifer Raymond J. Tom Raymond Brad & Cindy Reaves Rick Reed Trey Reichert Kathy Renfrow E B Reyna Doyle & Maris Reynolds Michael Richard Bucky Richardson Bill & Lisa Rickert Gina Ricklefsen Robert Ring Justin Ring

Faye Roach Dan Roach Jack Roach Joe Robinson Paul & Pam Robinson Steve Robinson Randall & Marilyn Rockett Claire Rogers James Rogers Gary Rose Donald B. Roseman Debra Ross Jeff Ross E. Wayne Rouse Sharon Rowe Jim Russ Tom Sage Martin Saldua Kim Savage Nina Schaefer Joe Schmid David Scholler Patsy Schultz Barbara Seelhorst Joe Segura Alan & Joyce Senior Carlos Sepeda Shay Shafie Dinesh Shah Sunil Sharma Thelma Shelton David Showalter Paul Simmons David Smith Don & Merle Smithers Cheryl & Kenneth Stalinsky Liz Stegall Jo Ann Stevens Greg Stirman Mike & Connie Stone Travis Stone Jon Strange

Faye Stromatt Jim Sturgeon Todd Swoboda Barbara Tague Ed Taussig Roberta & Cliff Terrell Mayor James & Gay Thompson James F. Thompson Mike Thornhill Alan Tinsley Jennie Trapolino Don Trull Charlie & Nancy Turner Llarance Turner Sharon Tusa John Van de Wiele Paula & Rick Van Dyke David & Claudia Vasquez Christina & John Vasquez Lane & Vicki Ward Sharon Watson Allison Wen Robert White J.C. Whitten Tom & Jackie Wilcox Jeff & Julie Wiley David Wilkins Chris Wilson Bob Wilson Greg Wine Robert Wolter Raul Wong Daniel Wong David Wood Marian Wright Quinn & Claudia Wright Jody Wyse Bridget Yeung Frank Yonish Bill & Pamela Zemanek Randi & Jason Zumwalt (partial list at time of printing)


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U.S. Rep. Pete Olson U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, (R-Sugar Land) will speak at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce at the Governmental Relations Meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 445 Commerce Green Boulevard, Sugar Land from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hear Olson’s New Year’s resolutions and his goals and visions for 2010. How does he plan to work with his Congressional peers to move this country forward and serve the interests of Texas’ 22nd congressional district? Olson will outline his priorities and objectives for the New Year and answer any questions you might have. Make reservations on-line at www.FortBendChamber. com or email Ellen Bush at ellen@fortbendcc.org or call 281-491-0277. Tickets are $15 for Fort Bend Chamber members and $25 for prospective members.

Acting Classes Award-winning Fort Bend Theatre launches their Winter Acting classes for ages eight through eighteen. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Jan. 16, and ending March 6, 2010 at 2815 N. Main, Stafford. Each session teaches stage acting techniques, including pantomime, improvisation, vocalizations, and characterization and culminates with a performance for family and friends. The cost is $200, payable by a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your child’s place, with the remaining balance due by Jan. 11. For more information visit www. fortbendtheatre.com, or call 281-208-3333 to register.

Bargain Book Sale Friends of First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway at Grants Lake, Sugar Land, will hold their monthly bargain book sale Sat. Jan. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Good condiiton only. Books, CD’s, DVD’s (no magazines or encyclopedias) may be donated during regular library hours and are tax deductible. Children’s items are especially needed. Call 281-4160936. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Fry Road Street Dedication No. 3, Pct. 3. 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 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Mission Oaks, Section 1 and Section 2, Pct. 3. 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 CITATION BY PUBLICATION SUIT AFFECTING PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP The State of Texas TO: Constantino Gonzalez, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent GREETINGS: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 AM on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The ORIGINAL PETITION IN SUIT AFFECTING THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP of Maria Guadalupe Gomez was filed in the 328th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, on November 13, 2007 against Constantino Gonzalez, being numbered 07-DCV-160412 and entitled In the Interest of Christina Delores Gonzalez A Child. The suit requests suit affecting the parentchild relationship. The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child(ren)’s interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parentchild relationship and the appointment of a conservator. Issued and given under my hand and seal of the said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 22nd day of December, 2009. Petitioner’s Attorney: Stephen A Doggett ATTORNEY AT LAW 201 SOUTH ELEVENTH STREET RICHMOND TX District Clerk Annie Rebecca Elliott Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy District CIerk Amanda Morales Telephone: 281-238-3282

Book Clubs at Missouri City Library Whether you discovered a love of reading at age 16 or 60, and whether you enjoy a good love story or a gritty crime novel, Fort Bend County Libraries invites you to share that love of reading with other book lovers at one of Missouri City Branch Library’s book clubs. Three book clubs meet monthly at the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway, and new members are always welcome. High school students meet on the second Monday of the month for the Fresh & Fly, Girls & Guys Book Club, where they can talk about the latest and greatest young-adult books. The January 11 meeting, which will take place at 5 p.m. in the Meeting Room, will feature a discussion of The Graveyard Book, written by Neil Gaimon. If mysteries and crime novels intrigue you, come to the Murder & Mayhem Book Club, which meets on the third Saturday of the month. The January 16 book club discussion, which will begin at 11 a.m. in the Conference Room, will be on The Last King of Texas, written by Rick Riordan. Love a good love story? Members of the Talk Back Book Club meet to discuss romance novels on the third Tuesday of the month, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Meeting Room. The January 19 book club meeting will be on The Shack, written by William Young. The book clubs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-499-4100 or the libraries’ Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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Starting Soon Saturdays Only (281) 794-7944 www.Become-A-DA.com C. Mark Mann School of Dental Assisting Career Certified by: The Texas Workforce Commission Schools and Colleges 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

Legal Notices PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Cinco Terrace Drive at FM 1093 Street Dedication, Cinco Terrace Drive Extension and Reserves, Cinco Ranch Southwest, Section 9 and Cinco Ranch Boulevard at Falcon Landing Boulevard, Pct. 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom, 309 South Fourth St., Suite 700, William B. Travis Bldg., Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter. Submitted by, Dianne Wilson, Fort Bend County Clerk

NOTICE 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 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 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

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. 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: $272,100.00 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 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

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

CITATION BY PUBLICATION DIVORCE The State of Texas TO: Raymond Ellis, and to all whom it may concern, Respondent GREETINGS: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 AM on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The Original Petition For Divorce of Rosemond Ellis, Petitioners, as filed in the 328th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on the August 12, 2009 against Raymond Ellis, Respondent, being numbered 09-DCV-174035, and entitled In the Matter of the Marriage of Rosemond Ellis and Raymond Ellis. The suit requests dissolve the bonds of matrimony. The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. Issued and given under my hand and seal of the said Court at Richmond, Texas, on this the 21st day of December, 2009. Petitioner’s Attorney: William E. Humby, Jr Law Office of William E Humby Jr 2930 Commerce Business Dr Suite 1122 Stafford TX 77477 281-208-8300 District Clerk Annie Rebecca Elliott Fort Bend County, Texas By: Deputy District CIerk 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 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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Automobile: Camry Hybrid By BARBARA FULENWIDER The Toyota Camry Hybrid got new exterior styling and more performance, safety, audio and convenience features for 2010. New exterior enhancements on the Camry Hybrid include a grille thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique to the hybrid, a distinctive front bumper, wider, lower intake, restyled fog lights and 16-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the Camry Hybrid adds a newly designed meter cluster and seating surfaces that couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be greener. They are a combination of silk protein and synthetic fiber. The Camry Hybrid is a full hybrid equipped with Toyotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hybrid Synergy Drive. The Camry Hybrid is also certified as an advanced technology partial zero emissions vehicle and as

such is one of few vehicles that can meet the standard of producing more than 70 percent less smog-forming emissions than the average new vehicle. The basic concept of a hybrid is combining the technologies of a gasoline powered engine and electric motor to work together. Hybrid powertrains differ in motor and engine combinations but the full hybrid is generally the most advanced type and the only system that can operate on either electric or gasoline power or a combination of the two. Full hybrids run on electric drive at low speeds, on gasoline and electric drive in traffic and on gasoline alone at freeway/highway speeds. Computers automatically coordinate the electric motor and gasoline engine for

an optimal balance of responsive performance, fuel economy and lower emissions. With a full hybrid system, the vehicle automatically shuts off the engine when coming to a stop and restarts it when needed as the vehicle begins to move forward

again. This prevents wasted energy from idling and starting from a dead stop because each of those are when a vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engine is the most inefficient. A full hybrid recharges the hybrid battery during operation, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no plugging it in for recharging.

Top 10 movies of the decade

How is it possible to pick the Top Ten Movies of the 2000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when there are so many movies to choose from? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite simple: look back at the last ten years of Larry Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Sugar Awards that are archived on his web page at larryhmoviereviews.com and you have the answer. Ok, then you have to do a little editing and maneuvering, but please do not let the number â&#x20AC;&#x153;10â&#x20AC;? cause you any angst. Just let it happen. In choosing my Top Ten, I start and stop with the criteria of â&#x20AC;&#x153;what did I like?â&#x20AC;? Remember, this is MY Top Ten; I

suspect that there is not another matching Top Ten anywhere on the planet. I also give some credence to the historical effect of the movie on the movie industry, how many times Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen it, how well it is made (acting, direction and screenplay etc.) and whether I bought the CD (not the DVD, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.) Probably the most telling factor of all is â&#x20AC;&#x153;how many timesâ&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen the movie. If it is a great movie, I routinely go back for a second viewing while it is still in the theatres because I just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see it again or I want to take

Monique H., but I NEED to see it a second time and soon. If a movie reaches that category, then it is sure to be considered as a top movie. And I love watching â&#x20AC;&#x153;oldâ&#x20AC;? movies on cable TV that I consider great movies and I watch them as though I am visiting a trusted and revered friend. In chronological order, here are Larry Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top Ten Movies of the Decade: Cast Away 2000 Moulin Rouge 2001 Gangs of New York 2002 The Pianist 2002

Chicago 2002 House of Fog and Sand 2003 Crash 2005 A Prairie Home Companion 2006 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 No County for Old Men 2007 Juno 2007 There Will Be Blood 2007 Doubt 2008 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 Avatar 2009 Grade 95. Larry H. Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Roll for another Decade!

Art contest winners earn bikes Seventeen students from Stafford Primary and Elementary Schools were honored during an assembly on Dec. 17 for their winning entries in the Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (FBRC) annual DrugFree Art Contest. Each of the winners was awarded a new bicycle and helmet thanks to a grant from Wal-Mart and support from FBRC. Stafford students are encouraged to participate in the contest each October as part of Red Ribbon Week, celebrating drug-free kids. The entries were judged on their theme, creativity and drug-free message. FBRC prevention counselor, Sakinah Shaw, who spends much of her time working with children in the Stafford schools, organized the contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a calling for me to encourage kids to remain

The batteries also recover energy back from the drive train via a process called regenerative braking. As the brakes are depressed, the vehicle converts some of its kinetic energy into storage instead of dissipating it as heat like the conventional brake system does. For 2010 the Toyota Camry got an upgraded standard powertrain of a 2.5-liter fourcylinder engine that makes 169 horsepower for the Camry, LE and XLE grades. The Camry Hybrid uses the 2.4-liter four-cylinder dual overhead cam, 16-valve motor. The Camry Hybrid comes with four-wheel regenerative disc brakes, power steering, vehicle stability control with traction control, antilock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. The Toyota Camry Hybrid also comes standard with multi-reflector projectorbeam head lamps with auto on/off, daytime running lights with off switch, power outside mirrors, push button

start, front dual zone automatic climate control, AM/ FM/CD player with satellite capability, auxiliary audio jack and six speakers, 60/40 split rear folding seat, multiinfo display, power windows, door locks and seats and tilt/ telescopic adjustable steering wheel with controls. All of that and more retails for $26,150. Optional equipment on the test drive put the retail total price at $31,075 and included heated front seats and outside mirrors, leather trimmed seats, armrests, etc., a DVD navigation package and upgraded audio system. There are a lot of reasons why the Toyota Camry has been the best selling passenger vehicle in American for 11 of the past 12 years. I think it boils down to dependability, quality and offering what the Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driving public wants in a car for a fair price. Certainly, the Toyota Camry Hybrid offers all of this plus miles per gallon at 33 in town and 34 on the highway.

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Nerve & Tendon Disorders Arthritis of the Fingers & Hand Congenital Congential Problems of the Hand safe, healthy and drug-free on a daily basis,â&#x20AC;? said Ms. Shaw. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This contest reinforces those messages and rewarded talented students for their hard work.â&#x20AC;?

TRI-CITY WOMEN. Pictured are Tri-City Hospitality Cindy Laursen, President Alma Villarreal and Hospitality Shirley Beu posed by all the many Christmas gifts donated to the Rainbow Room. At the Christmas Party at the Houstonian in Richmond, toys were collected from Tri-City members for the CPS children at the Rainbow Room in Richmond/Rosenberg. The Jan. 12,10:30 a.m. meeting is at Sylviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Enchilada Kitchen at 12637 Westheimer. The entertainment will be by Kristy Casey who does impersonations of famous entertainers. TriCity is open to all women in the area. For more information and a $22 reservation by Jan.7, call Trish at 409-363-0091.

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Youth of the month

Danielle Lockhart of Clements High School was honored Dec. 2 by The Exchange Club of Sugar Land as Youth of the Month. Lockhart is a member of the Student Council and the National Honor Society. She is a varsity athlete on the Clements High Basketball and Track teams. Her community service hours are spent with Special Olympics, Jack and Jill of America, the Holocaust Museum, the Diabetes Walkathon, and playing flute at the Silverado nursing home. Her first choice for college is Georgetown University where she plans to obtain a degree in international business. The Exchange Club of Sugar Land meets every Wednesday 7 a.m. at the Sweetwater Country Club. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Photos by Ed Lee

Keâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ana Runnels named Miss Teen Houston International 2010 Officials for the Miss Teen Texas International Pageant are proud to announce that 16-year-old Keâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ana Runnels of Houston, Texas has been named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss Teen Houston International 2010.â&#x20AC;? A junior at Fort Bend ISDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travis High School, Keâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ana will represent the greater Houston area at the 2010 Miss Teen Texas International Pageant in San Antonio on March 28, 2010. She will be competing for more than $15,000 in cash and prizes and the chance to proceed to the Miss Teen International Competition in July 2010. Her personal website is www.keanarunnels. com. The Miss Teen International Pageant system recognizes young women for their ambition, accomplishments and desire to make a difference in their communities. Throughout her year, the new Miss Jacqueline Calzada, a sixthgrade student at Ridgemont Elementary School, was named winner of Region 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2009 Holiday Card Design Contest. More than 1,000 students representing 70 campuses in 29 school districts entered the contest. Twenty finalists were chosen and Jacquelineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design was selected to appear on the front of the Region 4 2009 Holiday Card. She received a certificate and a plaque featuring her

Runnels Teen Houston will not only compete for the state crown, but she will also be available to make appearances, attend special presentations and assist with civic and non-profit oriented projects. For more information, contact Kristin Koether, executive state director at 210-403-0589.

card design. Jacquelineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art teacher is Wanda Anderson.

Clements math teacher wins national award Todd Ericson, a mathematics teacher at Clements High School, has been selected as a winner of the 2009 Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching. Presented by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), this award honors the teachers who contribute greatly to the success of the highest scoring teams on the American Mathematics Contest 12. Ericson is one of 22 winners selected from more than 4,000 high schools in the United

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Texanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new manager Masters in Psychology and an emphasis in Behavior Analysis, Duncan began her career working with the public schools and community serving children with behavior problems.

States and Canada for this international recognition. He was nominated by Clements High School students Dennis Mau, Aaron Chen and Kevin Chen. They were invited to submit nominations because the Clements team was among the 60 highest scoring teams on the AMC 12. As a winner, Ericson receives a $650 cash award, a letter of recognition, a certificate from the MAA, a Sliffe Award Winner pin, a free one-year complimentary Institutional membership in the MAA for Clements, 20 subscriptions to Math Horizon for distribution to students, a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s membership in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and recognition in national and regional professional publications.

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Beth Duncan has joined Texana as training and behavior supports services manager. She will oversee the behavior supports programs and the seven Learning Centers in Bay City, Bellville, Eagle Lake, El Campo, Missouri City, Sugar Land and Wharton. After graduating from the University of Florida with a

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