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Education commissioner unveils Tricia Krenek, Harold Kennedy in strategy for better outcome primary runoff for CCL judge no.3

Malisha Patel, left, chairman, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, TEA Commissioner Mike Morath, Juliette Nessmith, chamber’s director of programs, Jim Rice FBISD trustee and edcucation divison chair and Keri Schmidt, president of the chamber on May 9 during the luncheon at Texas Safari Ranch. By SESHADRI KUMAR Texas students’ performance “in good old days were not that good. It is as good as it gets,” says Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath. Speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s education division at the Safari Texas Ranch on May 9, Morath sought to change the perception that education standards in Texas has been declining over the years. A large array of 700,000 people who work in public schools in Texas devote all their time and energy to kids’ education, he said. Regardless of what they look like or where they come from, “we give the highest bar to succeed in achieving the American dream,” he said. Presenting the status of student attainment and achievement, Morath said nearly 60 percent of the children are not equipped to be in Kindergarten and in 3rd grade, 48 percent of students meet the grade level in reading and math and in 8th grade, it is 59 percent. Only 16 percent of the students are prepared for college with the SAT/ACT passing rate of 16 percent and the highest high school completion rate has been 89 percent. About 56 percent of high school graduates enroll in college and 24 percent of them finish college in 6 years or less.

Morath points out that there has been no change in high school graduation rate or college graduation rate. In the last 20 years, the level of college readiness (passing SAT/ACT) increased from 20 per cent to 26 percent among non-economically disadvantaged students and from 5 percent to 7 percent among economically disadvantaged students, Morath said. From 1996 to 2017, the number of economically disadvantaged students rose from 45 percent to 60 percent in the state. Describing this situation as the “single most existential issue in Texas,” Morath said “We have got to raise the rate of improvement especially for low income children.” Morath explained the agency’s strategic priorities to ensure that every child is prepared for college, a career or the military. The priorities include “Recruit, support and retain teachers and principals; Build a foundation of reading and math; connect high school to career and college; and Improve low performing schools.” An increase in transparency, fairness and rigor in district and campus academic and financial performance will enable the implementation of the priorities. Ensuring compliance, effective implementation of legislation and informing policy makers and strengthening organizational

foundation will further enable implementation of the priorities, Morath said. Morath mentioned that early childhood education and parent empowerment, professional support from reading academies and excellence teams, and programs and partnerships would be needed to build a foundation of math and reading. Morath vividly described the challenge of a teacher in educating a child by comparing a specialized nurse in the operating room assisting a surgeon operating on the brain of a patient, under sedation. A teacher, on the other hand is helping in managing 20 brains at the same time, all awake and kicking, Morath said. Touching on the theory of action to accomplish the goal, Morath said, “If the agency maintains a tiered campus performance framework to assist school systems in analyzing student outcomes,supports school boards to govern with a focus on student outcomes, and supports the development of district capacity to implement coherent curriculum and assessment strategies and fill school-level talent gaps, supports district-level campus oversight including school improvement efforts and school transformation actions, then we will foster conditions to provide families with access to more A & B campuses and reduce number of D & F campuses.”

By SESHADRI KUMAR Early voting for the Republican and Democratic Party primaries runoff election has begun. Early voting will end on May 18 and run-off election day is May 22. One of the races in the Republican Party primary run off includes County Court at law Judge No. 3. Tricia Krenek and Harold Kennedy are in the runoff. Krenek in her own words explains her platform and says why she should be elected: “As an attorney, mediator, local volunteer, and public servant, I have a proven track record of advocating for others and achieving positive, impactful results, all of which will serve the citizens of Fort Bend County well. As the managing partner of a litigation firm, I have first-hand understanding and respect for the rule of law and experience that makes me the right choice for the bench. I desire to bring my legal skills and keen business acumen to the Fort Bend County judiciary. “County Court at Law 3 handles a variety of legal matters that many citizens will encounter, including probate, guardian-

ships, criminal misdemeanors, juvenile matters, and civil cases. Most notably, County Court at Law 3 is unique in that it oversees an advocacy program close to my heart—the Girls’ Court. Under the present leadership of Judge Susan Lowery, the Girls’ Court provides a caring place for young women in personal crisis and is entirely administered by women committed to making a positive difference in lives of our young girls. This program provides young ladies with discipline, structure, accountability, and direction for their lives, and oftentimes “firm love with a compassionate heart” intended to help guide these young ladies towards making good decisions that will forever change their lives. I will continue this important program for our young ladies as your Judge of County Court at Law 3. “The qualities that set me apart and make me the right choice for judge of this court are my servant’s heart; my commitment to conservative, Christian values; and my dedication to public service. My education, training, and experience provide me a strong foundation to faithfully adhere to a constitution-

ally sound approach of applying the rule of law as it is written, avoiding judicial activism and administering justice in a fair, impartial, and compassionate manner. “The highlights of my educational experience include studying abroad under the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as well as clerking for Judge Jeff Brown who now serves on the Texas Supreme Court. “My passion for public service and my love for community is reflected in my second term as a Fulshear city council member and in my current position as Mayor Pro Tem. Serving in city government has provided me exceptional opportunities to develop skills that blend well with my legal training. “I have helped create sound, conservative, and fiscally responsible policies needed to address issues important to the citizens I am blessed to serve. “As your Judge, I am committed to diligently working for all the citizens of Fort Bend County. I humbly ask for your vote in the Republican primary run-off election and thank you See JUDGE, Page 3

Missouri City approves resolutions for economic development By BARBARA FULENWIDER Three resolutions Missouri City Council members approved at their May 7 meeting will bring the city more revenue and a fourth resolution approved will build a part of Independence Boulevard. The economic development agreement between the city and Century Land Holdings of Texas will include the developer’s Liberty Ridge subdivision, which is in the vicinity of the first segment of Independence Boulevard that is being built. The subdivision will be on 30.30 acres of land north of Court Road, south of Knanaya Homes subdivision, east of StaMo Park and west of Staffordshire Road. The road will be a four-lane divided boulevard 1,400 feet east of Moore Road and will include curb and gutter and drainage improvements. From Scanlin Road to Court Road the boulevard will be concrete with drainage improvements

and shoulders from Scanlin Road to Court Road. The developer will advance the cost and manage the design and construction of certain transportation and drainage infrastructure at the west entrance of the property, according to background information for council members. The entire segment 1 is funded through the city’s capital improvement program and the 2014 county mobility bond funds. The remaining section of the project is now being designed. The city’s 2018 bond funds will be paid to the developer within 90 days after payment has been requested. The funds budgeted are $4,205,000. Road construction is to begin by Aug. 1 and be finished by Dec. 31, 2019. After council approved that resolution, At-Large Position 1 Councilman Jerry Wyatt said, “This will help us get Independence Boulevard built quicker and the development go at the same time. We have a

mechanism to reimburse them that’s a win win for the city.” He asked and was assured that the developer will donate the right of way. The next two resolutions were about tax abatements agreements. The first was with 827 Wanamaker Limited Partnership and pertained to 16.82 acres. The land is north of Willow Oak Drive, south of Buffalo Run, east of Willow Wisp Dr. and west of Fairview Pines Dr., and all of it is in Reinvestment Zone No 18. Joe Esch, Missouri City’s director of economic development, introduced the second and third resolution to council. The tax abatement agreements were between the city and 827 Wanamaker and Warren Valve Co. Esch told council Wannamaker has “two sites in our community and this will be their third expansion in Lake View Business Park.” One of the projects the city See DEVELOPMENT, Page 3


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Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital working to educate local youth on stroke, heart attack signs Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital hosted students from Cornerstone Christian Academy for a day of handson science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Students participated in Hands Only CPR Instruction and AED instruction and practice, a mock code experience and a case study. The hospital also hosted Girl Scouts from Troop #19192 as they earned their First Aid badge. The 11 to 12 year olds attended a panel discussion on women in leadership and participated in an educational session on how to identify stroke symptoms as well as cardiac arrest. Both groups got the opportunity to experience the Memorial Hermann Southwest Simulation Skills Lab where

SimLab Coordinator Salimah Meghani demonstrated how medical providers use the SimMan®, a patient simulator

Lamar CISD honored the District’s volunteers May 4, at the annual Volunteers of the Year Banquet at the Brazos Crossing Administration Building The High School Volunteers of the year are: Gloria Couch, Foster HS; Ida Jurkowski, Fulshear HS; Gina Burkett, George Ranch HS; Tarina Sheridan, Lamar Consolidated HS; and Jennifer Berry, Terry HS. Junior High Volunteers of the Year are Julaine Mills, Briscoe JH; Tara Ward, George JH; Jessica Calkins, Lamar JH; Bernadine Crawford, Leaman JH; Wendy Moore and Michelle Real, Reading JH; Pastor Riley Davis, Navarro MS; Carol Lansky, Ryon MS; Kristy White, Wertheimer MS; Nicole Byrd, Wessendorff MS are the Middle School

Volunteers of the Year. Elementary school honorees are: Heather Owens, Adolphus; Laura Monteverdi, Arredondo; Margaret Broussard and Julie Brand, Austin; Karen Drennan, Beasley; Kameela Lewis, Bentley; Gloria Lara and Cheryl Davis, Bowie; Katie Reed, Campbell; Jennifer Haldiman, Dickinson; John and Judith Weber, Frost; Darla Gould, Hubenak; Kris McComas, Huggins; Tim Berens, Hutchison; Continuing with Elementary School Volunteers of the Year: Brenna Jernigan, Jackson; Galen Dino, Lindsey; Jenny Jones, Long; Isabel Garcia, McNeill; Kathaleena (Leena) Dees, Meyer; Maria De Jesus Rodriguez, Pink; Ray, Karen Sikes and Louise Winton; Ana Velazquez, Seguin, Norma Vargas and Jo Ann Brown/St. John’s Unit-

Girl Scouts from Troop #19192 listen to Salminah Meghani as she discusses the ways Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital uses the simulation lab for patient care. that provides educators realistic and scenario-based training to gain valuable experience.

Students from Cornerstone Christian Academy pose with the Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Community Outreach Committee.

LCISD honors volunteers

The women in the forefront is Jill Davis, Lamar CISD’s Volunteer Coordinator. ed Methodist Church school volunteers, Smith; Angie Barrios, Thomas; Gabriela Martinez, Travis; Velasquez, Hope Frohbieter; Jonathan Cole, Williams; Marlene Springer and Betsy Pirtle are the Volunteers of the Year for the ASAP Program; and Common Threads Volunteers of the Year Viviana Gonzalez, Dahlia and Gracie Davila.

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NEWS Rosenberg Symphonic Band to perform at George Memorial Library Amphitheater

Brazos River Pickers

Sophomore’s artwork accepted into the 2018 National Art Honors Society Juried Exhibition

Fort Bend Christian Academy student Simon Harper’s work, Acrobatica, was accepted into the 2018 National Art Honors Society Juried Exhibition.

National Art Education Association (NAEA) received 1,160 submissions, and 66 works have been selected for exhibition in the NAEA Gallery & Studio. The third

annual NAEA juried exhibit will take place June 11 through September 21, 2018 in Alexandria, VA. “This piece embodies free movement and an overall joyous feeling,” Simon said. Representatives from twelve member schools of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) participated as jurors: The University of the Arts, Pacific Northwest College of Art; Laguna College Of Art + Design; Parsons School of Design, The New School; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Minneapolis College Of Art And Design; San Francisco Art Institute; Maryland Institute College of Art; Pennsylvania College of Art & Design; College for Creative Studies; Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts; and Kansas City Art Institute. A virtual gallery will be featured on the NAEA website, and it can be viewed after June 25, 2018 at www.arteducators. org. The Fort Bend Christian Academy art program has earned multiple awards and was recently named the 2018 TAPPS 5A State Champions. For more information about the award-winning student work, upcoming events and the art program at FBCA, visit the website at www. fortbendchristian.org.

Sienna Plantation donates $1,400 to ACHIEVE Fort Bend First grade students at

Heritage Rose Elementary School will have plenty to read this summer thanks to a donation made by Sienna Plantation to the ACHIEVE Summer Reading Program. The community donated $1,400 to the program whose goal is to support young students attaining grade level reading skills. First implemented in 2016, the ACHIEVE program gives first graders who are the lowest performing readers in their class 10 books of their own to take home and read over the summer. Books are matched to the children’s reading and interest levels. “Children who are not reading well by third grade are four times more likely to eventually drop out of school — poverty compounds this problem,” said James Patterson, Precinct 4 Fort Bend County Commissioner and ACHIEVE Fort Bend Board president. “Aware of this and similar research studies, ACHIEVE members sought out a way to help support young students. The goal in doing this was to support schools through an early-intervention, dropoutprevention program.” A packet of 10 books costs $50. The Sienna Plantation donation will provide 28 students at Heritage Rose with books.

Sienna Plantation has donated $1,400 to the ACHIEVE Summer Reading Program that will directly benefit students at Heritage Rose Elementary “Sienna Plantation is very show that the books are theirs to involved with local schools,” keep or share. Last year, the program helped said Alvin San Miguel, general manager of the master-planned 80 percent of participating first community. “Anytime we graders to maintain or increase have an opportunity to make their reading levels over the a difference we are happy to summer. Fundraising efforts in 2017 garnered more than help.” Students are excited to $18,000. A matching grant from receive the books, said Patricia the George Foundation meant Garner, ACHIEVE Fort Bend that approximately $36,000 was spent to provide more than 750 Board secretary. “Some of our participating students with books. This year, schools organize small/casual organizers hope to put books in assemblies to give the children the hands of 900 first graders. Heritage Rose is one of five the impression that they are being “awarded” the books,” elementary schools zoned to Sienna Plantation. The other she said. Garner and Fort Bend County four, including newly opened constables will deliver books to Leonetti Elementary, are located the students at Heritage Rose. within the community. Homes Each child’s name will be in Sienna Plantation are priced written in his or her books to from the $250,000s.

Live music by talented local musicians with the Rosenberg Symphonic Band will be featured at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library on Saturday, June 2, beginning at 2:00 p.m, in the library’s Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater. Under the direction of Brittainy Stone, the band will perform a selection of patriotic tunes representing past and present Americana, as well as some inspirational pieces and movie soundtracks. A community band of brass, woodwind, and percussion players, the 35-piece ensemble provides an opportunity for musicians from Rosenberg, Richmond, Katy, Sugar Land, and the surrounding area in Fort Bend County to get together and share their love of music. The performance is presented with the generous support of the Friends of George Memorial Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at George Memorial Library.The performance will take place in an outdoor amphitheater, and seating is concrete. Theater-goers are encouraged to bring cushions to sit on. Glass containers, alcoholic beverages, and popcorn are not allowed in the amphitheater. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734), or see the library system’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us). George Memorial Library is located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Live bluegrass music by the Brazos River Pickers will be featured at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library on Saturday, May 26, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. Based out of Needville and performing in the Houston area since 2003, the group performs music from a variety of genres, adding a bluegrass element to country, Americana, gospel, folk, and Rock and Roll. With an old 1945 Kay upright bass, a mandolin, two guitars, a banjo, and occasional harmonica, the pickers say they sound “grassy” no matter what they do! The performance is presented with the generous support of the Friends of the Sugar Land Branch Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the library. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

Development From page 1

reductions from what is already being collected by the city. The city will abate 65 percent of the assessed values on real and personal property – not inventory -- for 10 years. Warren Valve has agreed to operate a warehouse, assembly plant and an office in approximately a 194,000 square-foot facility beginning in Jan. 1, 2020 and continuing through Dec. 31, 2029. The company has agreed to maintain at least $8 million of taxable inventory for each tax year from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2029. City council voted in favor and went on to Resolution D. It was titled AX Park 8Ninety Castcom and again Esch told council, “This is a project we’ve been working on for more than a year. The landlord is Trammel Crow and the project is locating a Comcast

service center.” He said, “They are expanding their operations but are relocating some of the 225 jobs from elsewhere.” Thirtyfive percent of the 225 jobs will be new positions. Comcast will be in about 65,000 square feet of space, which Esch said, “Is a significant operation in our community. Wages are about $50,000 plus benefits. A large number of trucks will be at the service center” and will service major companies but not residences. Construction is to start by Nov. 1 this year and be done by July 31, 2019. The project is anticipated to exceed $10 million. Improvements must have a minimum value of $4.5 million on Jan. 1 of each abatement year. The abatement is for 10 years and the city will abate 50 percent.

Judge From page 1

Judge Kennedy believes jurists should enforce the law not legislate from the bench. He is and has been active in the community focusing most of his energy on our youth.” How are you different from your opponent? “Without question I have the most experience of anyone in this race with almost 20 years on the bench in Fort Bend County. Daily, I handle the jurisdictional matters of this court and have done so while demonstrating strong conservative values. I have demonstrated the ability to conduct my court in an efficient and effective manner and will continue to do so when elected. I am the most qualified candidate, and the people need an experienced ju-

diciary in this fast growing and diverse county.” What do you want voters to consider when voting for your election? “I want the voters to make an intelligent choice when casting their vote. They should carefully consider the relevant experience and qualifications of each candidate germane to the office sought. Look into the number of cases each candidate has handled in the County Courts at Law. When reviewing my candidacy, I want the voters to know that I am a judge with strong conservative values, am a lifelong republican, and that I will continue to preside over this court with dignity and integrity.”

had been competing on was to attract expanded facilities for Warren Valve. Esch said the company will build a new 200,000 squarefoot facility with a total project cost anticipated to exceed $10 million. Warren Valve will add 35 new employees at an average wage of $60,000 plus benefits. The economic development director told council that if it weren’t for the incentive package the city offered they would not have gotten the project. The city approved creating Reinvestment Zone 18 as part of the incentive package. Background information to council said the proposed incentive does not require any more payments or tax

for your support. Following is an excerpt from Harold Kennedy’s statement in the Fort Bend County Republican Party’s “Primary Primer” posted on Facebook: “Judge Harold Kennedy is widely renowned as a conservative, no nonsense judge. He graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his law license in 1983. After 16 years of private practice, Kennedy was appointed as the first Associate Judge of the Fort Bend County Courts at Law in 1999. He has served in that capacity ever since, being credited with markedly reducing backlogged cases. A lifelong Republican,


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Decoding Sugar Land election results The re-election of Joe Zimmerman as mayor of Sugar Land on May 5 was widely expected. Mayoral candidate Diana Miller’s platform did not earn a majority vote in 2016 when she ran for an at-large seat unsuccessfully and those voters still remain indifferent to apartment caps or development code issues. The voter turnout in this election was even less than in 2016, even after the addition of 11,268 new voters from Greatwood and New Territory. In the 2016 mayoral election, there were 61,776 registered voters in Sugar Land and 8,254 people voted. In the 2016 mayoral runoff election, 8734 people voted. But, in 2018, with a total of 73,044 registered voters, only 6,162 people voted in the mayoral race, about 8.44 percent of the total voters. While 11,268 new voters were enrolled, 2,572 more people stayed home compared to the 2016 election. After the 2016 election, I wrote that instincts rather than issues decided the mayoral race. That opinion holds true even now.

Inside Track By Seshadri Kumar Also, I wrote “If Telfair is a city, Jajoo would be the mayor, while for Sugar Creek, Zimmerman would be the mayor.” The voting data in 2016 revealed some distinct opposing voting blocs in areas of the city. Telfair on one side and Sugar Creek, on the other, are two of the largest voting blocs, but their voting preferences were diametrically opposite. In Telfair, Zimmerman got 522 votes (53.51 percent) and Miller received 311 votes (46.49%) In the 2016 multi-cornered mayoral race, in Telfair, Jajoo received 525 of the 921 total votes cast, followed by Myatt Hancock with 209 votes, and Zimmerman finished third with 153 votes. In this election, in Sugar Creek, Zimmerman got 434

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votes and Miller 88 votes. In 2016, in Sugar Creek, Zimmerman, received 458 of the total 663 votes cast followed by Jajoo with 121 votes. Hancock received 42 votes and Kyle Stanley, who is a Sugar Creek resident got 41 votes, while Sarwar Khan drew a single vote. Now, turning to the at-large council seat, the political divide among Sugar Land City council members did not play out openly in the election because Councilwoman Mary Joyce who was on the opposing side of the mayor withdrew from the election and thus handed over her seat on a platter. However, Write-in candidate Farha Ahmed mounted a challenge to Jennifer Lane who would have otherwise walked in unopposed. If Lane is considered a proxy for Zimmerman, Ahmed would be considered a proxy for Joyce. (Not that Joyce picked Ahmed to file as a write-in candidate.) One would assume that Lane filed to run against Joyce because she did not agree with Joyce’s stand on many issues, but Lane did not publicly state that position. Lane received 3,431 votes or 59.31 percent of the total votes cast. Ahmed did create an impressive record by getting 2,355 votes or 40.69 percent of the total. While casting a vote for Lane required only a couple of turns of the dial on the voting machine, to vote for Ahmed, one had to move the dial at least 11 times. In this race once again, the distinct voting blocs emerged.

Lane did not get all the votes that Zimmerman got. Also, a certain section of the voters would not vote for Ahmed. Thus there was plenty of undervoting as many voters did not vote for either Lane or Ahmed. In Telfair, Lane received 352 votes and Ahmed 276. At least 205 people who voted for mayor, did not vote in this race. In Sugar Creek, Lane got 273 votes and Ahmed 194. In a section of Greatwood, Lane got 154 votes to Ahmed’s 47. In Riverpark, Ahmed won with 78 votes to Lane’s 73. In Alcorn Bend in the Sweetwater area, Ahmed got 219 votes to Lane’s 160. In Waters of Avalon, Ahmed beat Lane with 165 votes to 65 and in Sutton Forest, Ahmed won with 258 votes and Lane got 197 votes. Whatever happened in the election is now history. But Mayor Zimmerman is making some history as well. He is scheduled to be sworn in as mayor by none other than the mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner. Usually, outgoing mayor, a local judge, state representative or Congressman administers the oath of office to mayors. Incidentally, two Fort Bend ISD trustees who were elected unopposed were also set to be sworn by Fort Bend County Commissioner Grady Prestage. Both the city and school board elections are supposed to be non-partisan. Does it mean anything that Turner and Prestage are Democrats?

NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF TEXAS

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FORT BEND COUNTY

BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF SALE

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 May 4, 2018, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in June, 2018, the same being the 5th day of said month, at 301 Jackson Street, William Travis Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room in the City of Richmond, Texas 77469, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Fort Bend and the State of Texas, to-wit: Sale #

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

1

15-DCV228000 04/19/16

731002008032091 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 0 JANNETT MARIE PALM APRIL 17, 2018

STAFFORD RUN, SEC 2, LT 32, BLK 8, REC'D IN SLIDE NO. 605/A*

$168,840.00

$10,500.00

2

16-DCV237723 05/24/17

140003006035090 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS. 7 CASELCH INVESTMESTS, INC., APRIL 17, 2018 ET AL

BARRINGTON PLACE SEC 3, LT 35, BLK 6, REC'D UNDER SLIDE 860/A*

$173,790.00

$5,400.00

(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. 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, May 4, 2018 Constable Wayne Thompson Fort Bend County, Texas By Deputy

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

Is it time to renew yourself? By SANDRA MORENO There are many areas in your mind and body that should be refreshed. Think about the goals that you made at the beginning of the year. Reading the following may give you a different perspective on life. Let’s start by the most common of all, losing weight. Yes, most of us should lose weight to be healthier. It’s a known fact that being overweight brings on numerous health risks, especially as we get older. We should eat more salads and less fried foods. Don’t forget to replace your high calorie drink for water. Limiting your calories, fat and carbohydrates intake is extremely beneficial for overall health. Reducing the amount of processed food that we eat is a good plan as well. One more thing, when you park your car, park far from the door to get you moving a bit more. Many people get stiff, even during a short trip to the grocery store. Walking a few more steps is good for all of us. Another common goal that comes to mind is to save money. Yes, put away even a small amount of money from every paycheck and you will see your money grow-try not to spend it. Get organized. Go through closets, cabinets, drawers & even your garage and throw away what is trash and donate what is still good that you don’t need. Food for thought; if you haven’t used it in six months, you should get rid of it. If you do this, not only will you have more room but you will function better, daily. How about listening to that inner voice? We all have a little voice that tells us to stop doing the things that are bad for us. This varies depending on your lifestyle. Examples of these things are; Limit or omit alcohol from your life. Usually, you feel this way because it has caused some unnecessary issues in your life. Stop Smoking! You know it’s bad for you. Smoking can lead to a list of illnesses. You must be strong & determined to stop. Another thing that the little voice reminds you of is making that dream come true. Do something every day towards making your dream a reality. To clear your mind, you can try this; Instead of the treadmill, go outdoors and take long walks. Try to put away your phone and the music. Listen to your surroundings. This could be the birds singing, an airplane flying by, the ding of a flag pole or a child laughing from a distance. On the flipside, if you’re overwhelmed with anxiety, upset or aggression, put on some high intense techno music and go to town on your treadmill, bike or go for a run outdoors. You will get a great workout in and feel so much better when you’re done. Also, do your best to sleep more. Not only is this good for your health but you will wake up feeling refreshed. Studies have shown that people who sleep more, weigh less. Now, let’s talk about renewing your mind. Staying positive every day is not as easy as it sounds. Sure, you can wake up every day on a good note, and then, life happens. Many of us are too quick to revert to a negative attitude when something doesn’t go our way. Try not to fret over the small stuff. Life is short, enjoy it. An important message to all you clean fanatics; There’s more to life than cleaning. Yes, you want a clean home but if you’re losing your mind to keep your house clean, step away and smell the coffee. Get out of your home. There’s a great big world out there, the time is now to enjoy it. If you have a big family, you have a lot

Moreno of mess, that’s life. Remember to make nice memories with your family and friends. You want them to remember you enjoying life with them, not you always stressing about keeping the house clean. Let’s touch base about people. There are the happy ones and the not so happy ones. Not everyone walks around with a glorious smile on their face and that has nothing to do with you. Many people can’t hide their troubles, so it comes across their face. Again, it’s them, not you. Also, there may be times that something amazing happens to you, like a life-long dream comes true or a great accomplishment and you’re overjoyed and want to share it with the people around you, such as your co-workers, friends or family. Be prepared, not everyone will share in your joy. Although this may be hurtful, just let that go right over your head and stay focused on your joy. We’re all different from one another. I’ve often heard the phrase, “let’s try to love each other for who we are,” and we should, but, there are many people who don’t think this way. You can smile bright and have positive energy but not everyone will return that smile back to you. You shouldn’t let that bother you. Something else, not everyone will like you. It’s just a fact. Sometimes, people are rude, snobby and they look down their nose and frown upon you. These types of people think that they’re above you for whatever reason. Shame on them! There’s nothing that you can do about people that don’t like you. Don’t dwell on it. It’s their problem, not yours. Then you have those people that are jealous and envious of you, those kinds of people are always ready to throw you under the bus and can be quite toxic to you and your reputation. Stay away from them. Also, don’t waste time chasing after people to be your friend or to spend time with you, if they keep rejecting you. True friends seek each other. Learn to love yourself and spend time with the people who love you. This will always bring out the best in you. Respect yourself and expect nothing less from others. What about that crazy little thing called love? Well, I always say this, “If you can wake up every day and be exactly who you want to be, then, your love life is good.” On the contrary, if you’re controlled by a possessive partner and are not allowed to be yourself and do the things you love, you should find the courage to speak up and make some changes in your life. Last, but for sure not least, if you don’t have a relationship with God, I highly suggest that you develop one. Try to wake up early enough for meditation, prayers and renewing your mind before it’s time to get ready for your day. Take a deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth, it’s Time to Renew Yourself! (Sandra Moreno is Author, Writer, Journalist & Motivational Speaker. www.thewivesofmachismo.blogspot.com; thewivesofmachismo@gmail.com


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VIEWS

Ex-councilwoman takes issue with Sugar Land City Manager Last month, Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard decided not to include items on a city council agenda as requested by two Councilmembers Mary Joyce and Carol McCutcheon. Responding to a query from this newspaper, Bogard then gave a detailed response, explaining his action. Joyce did not choose to respond to Bogard’s response immediately and waited to give her side of the story now in her capacity as a citizen of Sugar Land. (Editor) By MARY JOYCE Here are my observations and responses to City Manager Allen Bogard’s memo to you as to why he unilaterally decided not to place an item on the City Council Meeting Agenda requested by myself and Councilmember McCutcheon. I still believe, as do others, that his actions were completely inappropriate and violated Council Approved Resolutions and possibly the City Charter. 1. Mr. Bogard states, “Resolution 15-08 often is referred to as the “Council Protocol” adopted responsibilities, guidelines, code of conduct and protocols for the Mayor, City Council and City Manager.” He referred to Section 1) of Res. 15-08 and he usually never refers to Section 2) which is Adopted Rules of Procedures for the City Council Meetings. Section 2 is clearly contemplated in the City Charter and in fact used to be a stand-alone Resolution because of its importance. It addresses the actual procedures for our city’s council meetings including agenda preparation, council

quorum, public hearings, public comments, etc. 2. Mr. Bogard states, “After another lengthy discussion at the (2/27/2018) workshop, no Council consensus was reached.” Mr. Bogard seems not to have reviewed the video from this meeting. The discussion on Res. 15-08 took only 18 minutes out of a 4 hour and 10-minute meeting. One question regarding the procedure of posting Council Workshops videos was outstanding and it was addressed and implemented by staff on March 20, 2018. There is no additional cost to posting the workshop videos on the City website, therefore they are now posted as of March 20, 2018. 3. Mr. Bogard states, “The City Council concluded the discussion (2/27/2018) with a request to place the item at a future, undefined workshop for more discussion.” Once again, it appears he didn’t review the video. After completing the discussion of Res. 15-08, staff moved to the next agenda item, Res. 09-24: Council Committees and Task Forces at 9:15 p.m. Shortly after 9:30 p.m, Council agreed that the discussion of Res. 09-24 should be postponed until a future workshop. Not Res. 15-08. 4. On March 2, 2018, the Mayor and City Council received a memo from a Sugar Land citizen, with a copy to Mr. Bogard, respectfully requesting that we comply with the Approved City Council Res. 15-08 which allows for public comment during Council workshops. A few hours later and no discussion with Council Mem-

bers, Mr. Bogard responded as follows to the resident, “Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We will correct the Resolution accordingly to reflect our current practice, which has been in place since I’ve been with the City of Sugar Land for over 23 years.” This was concerning to me as Mr. Bogard clearly did not and does not have the authority to make this decision even if, as someone has claimed, it was a 3-year-old “typo”, without it coming before Council and the public. Therefore, I did not respond to Mr. Bogard. 5. In his response to you, Mr. Bogard defends his decision with the following statements from his March 5th memo which was sent to the Mayor and City Council: a. “The Council Protocol (all of Res. 15-08 as seen in #1 above) is null and void simply stated the obvious, which is why I’ve received no comment from any Council Member disagreeing with this conclusion.” I believe what is obvious is that the Council Members clearly understood that the City Manager does not have this authority and therefore did not respond. b. “I also believe my conclusion represents the majority position of the City Council or I would have received direction otherwise.” This statement doesn’t even make sense especially since he did not request a response from Council Members in his 3/2 or his 3/5 memos. And the Mayor and Council Members are keenly aware of avoiding any appearance of a walking quorum. c. “Statements by some Council Members that they

were not obligated to follow Council policies that they did not vote for.” Council Member McCutcheon and I are the only members that did not vote on Res. 15-08 in 2015 and neither one of us indicated we would not follow this policy or any other policy. d. “Numerous instances where Council Members did not follow Council Protocol and other existing policies.” Well, failure by city council members to follow a Policy, doesn’t invalidate the Policy; it just means he/she violated the policy. Did he violate the policy here ? 6. In my opinion, Mr. Bogard’s last statement in his April 16, 2018 letter to you are very telling. He states: a. However, even if you disagree with my assessment and believe that Resolution 15-08 remains in effect, the Council Protocol (or Res. 15-08) states that: * “The City Manager is responsible for preparing the agenda for each Council meeting” *”These rules are not intended to be applied inflexibly in all circumstances, but should be followed to the extent that they aid the Council in conducting its business in an orderly fashion.” 7. My observation and comments on Mr. Bogard’s statement in #6 above: a. Mr. Bogard uses sentences from Sections of Res. 15-08 to support his belief and actions that the “Council Protocol” or Res. 15-08 is Null and Void. If Res. 15-08 was really null and void then how can he or anyone rely on any portion of it? Isn’t it a circular argu-

Rosenberg animal control and shelter hosts “Adoption event” The weather is getting warmer, birds are chirping, the school year will be ending soon, and you’re scouring Pinterest and Facebook to find inexpensive ways to get you and your family outside this summer. May we make a suggestion? How about family walks with a new pet? On May 19, 2018, the Rosenberg Animal Shelter will team up with Tractor Supply Co., located at 27127 Southwest Freeway, in Rosenberg, for their “May Adoption Event”. Between the hours of 10 a.m and 1 p.m, shelter staff and volunteers will proudly display several highly-adoptable dogs and cats right inside the store! Each perfect pup and pretty kitty is fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped. The dog of your dreams or the feline of your fantasies will be ready to go home with you on the day of the event, for a low, low $50 adoption fee for dogs, and $25 fee for cats. That’s half-price. Any heartworm positive dog that is adopted on May 19, 2018, whether it is from the event, or, at the shelter, will have its adoption fee waived! Additionally, you’ll get 6 months of heartworm preventative, for FREE! Can’t make it out to the event, but know that the pet that your family has been dreaming of is at the shelter waiting on you? We’ve got you covered! The shelter, located at 1207 Blume Road, will be open from 10am until 2pm on May 19, 2018 as well. That means, you could come to the event at Tractor Supply Co., adopt a cuddly cat, and drive back to the shelter to adopt a devoted dog. Sounds like the perfect day if you ask us! We hope to see you at Tractor Supply Co., on May 19, 2018 or at the shelter, any time. The Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter will continue to work seven days a week to ensure that our fuzzy guests are happy and healthy while they wait for their furever homes.

ment? b. His statement, “The City Manager is responsible for preparing the agenda for each Council meeting,” However, in the Resolution it is followed by the next sentence in the resolution, saying, “Additionally, the City Manager will….which includes putting items on the Council Agenda requested by 2 Council Members, among other things. I haven’t been able to find where the City Manager, is given the authority to follow one sentence of an Approved Council Policy and choose not to comply with the remaining sentences. c. Mr. Bogard quotes part of the opening paragraph of Section 2) of Res. 15-08 to support his case that he, as the City Manager, has the authority to create and manage the Council Agenda as he sees fit, however Mr. Bogard left out the very next and final sentence which clearly states: “The COUNCIL may temporarily modify or suspend these rules in particular cases to expedite its business.” No one has focused on nor have we been asked as to why Council Member McCutcheon and I wanted to get our Agenda Item related to Resolution 15-08 on the April 17, 2018 Council Agenda. The reason was simply twofold and we believe very important: 1. Section 2 of Adopted City Council Resolution 1508, governs the Rules of Procedure for City Council Meetings and is imperative to the smooth and orderly running of City Council Meetings. Without these adopted Rules, a resident or anyone for that matter could filibuster a

Council meeting, the 3 minute limit is gone, the requirement that speaker only talk about topics on the agenda is gone, and public speakers would not have to fill out forms. This Section 2 used to be a stand-alone City Council Resolution and clearly contemplated in the City Charter under Section 4.01 regarding the City Manager. The City Manager is to prepare and accept items for the agenda of the meetings of the city council in accordance with the rules adopted by the city council. 2. Since literally only one change needed to be made to Sec. 2 of Res. 15-08 which had already been implemented and with Allen Bogard’s published memos stating that Res. 15-08 was “Null and Void”, Council Member McCutcheon and I simply wanted to get the Rules of Procedures for City Council Meetings in front of Council and verified as Adopted. The City Manager did not call or write us or have any one from staff call us in any way to discuss why we were wanting to add the above referenced item. In addition, when we asked for the City Manager to send out information to other council members to receive their comments before deciding on the agenda, he made the decision that this important item would not be on the 4/17/18 agenda and posted the Council Agenda five hours early. In closing, our wonderful City of Sugar Land is so much better than this and our residents deserve so much more. This is not an isolated case by any means. It saddens me so and divides our Council and community.

NOTICE OF TAX RESALE ( Properties previously struck off to ALL) (See note below) Constable Wayne Thompson Pursuant to a resolution of its governing body under Section 34.05(c), Property Tax Code, ALL has requested a public resale by my office of certain properties previously foreclosed and bid off to the taxing units in the suits described below. Therefore, I will on June 5, 2018, at 301 Jackson Street, William Travis Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room in the City of Richmond, Texas 77469, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. on said day, beginning at 10:00 A.M., proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, and in the manner provided by Section 34.05(d), Property Tax Code, all of the right, title and interest of the taxing units, acquired through each of the suits listed below, in and to the following described real estate being situated in Fort Bend County, Texas, to wit: Note: ALL is the taxing unit to which the property was struck off to in trust. Constable Wayne Thompson, By: __________________________ Date _____________ Cause # Judgment Date Struck-Off On

Sale #

Account Number

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value (See note below)

Estimated Minimum Bid (See note below)

1

12-DCV-199708 01/05/15 04/07/15

0050000000021901

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. THELMA DIXON INGRAM, ET AL

ENOCH LATHAM SURV, UNDIVIDED INTEREST 0.465 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, OUT OF 4 ACRES, ABST 50, VOL 182, PG 560*

$19,230.00

$6,000.00

2

16-DCV-234898 12/14/17 04/03/18

9301000000080907

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. HERITAGE PARTNERS GROUP III, INC. AS THE GENERAL PARTNER FOR WESTBURY GROUP, LTD., ET AL

WESTBURY VILLAGE, RES H, REC'D UNDER SLIDE #736B*

$5,010.00

$1,243.00

Notes: All sales are without warranty, expressed or implied. Specifically, there is no warranty as to title or physical condition (including the condition or existence of any improvements). The sales are subject to any rights of redemption as provided by law. All volume and page references in the legal description refer to the records of the County Clerk of Fort Bend County. All prospective bidders should make their own investigation of the title held by the taxing entities and the value of the property. Prospective bidders are encouraged to consult their attorney. Prospective bidders should not rely on the "Adjudged Value" as representing the actual value of the property or any information regarding the property contained in the records of the Fort Bend County Appraisal District . Payment must be made in cash or by cashiers check. All sales are final. All Sales subject to cancellation without prior notice. THE PROPERTY MAY BE SUBJECT TO CLAIMS BY THE TAXING ENTITIES FOR POST-JUDGMENT TAXES. TAX SALE PURCHASERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH THE TAXING ENTITIES FOR OTHER TAXES THAT MAY BE DUE ON PROPERTY.

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.


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AUTOMOBILE: Kia Sorento

By BARBARA FULENWIDER Refined and roomy, Kia Motors best-selling Sorento SUV remains as capable as ever and adds visual and feature enhancements inside and out. Aside from new front and rear fascias the cabin is now more upscale and integrates newly-added technology that includes available driver attention warning, lane keep assist and QuantumLogic surround sound. The Sorento also now pairs its available 3.3-liter V6 with a newly available 8-speed automatic transmission for a smoother and more seamless drive. Standard luxury features and amenities continue to be available across five trim levels – L, LX, EX, SX and SXL. The Sorento retains its exterior look from 2016 when the vehicle underwent a complete redesign. The crossover’s familiar ice cube-style foglamps have also been redesigned and feature projection bulbs for EX and SX trims while SXL has

the more distinctive LEDs. The rear fascia of the crossover got a new bumper design, sleeker taillamps and revised liftgate. And the Sorento body rides on three newly designed wheels, ranging from 17 to 19 inches, depending on trim level. The Sorento upgrades include a more tactile steering wheel, new shifter knob and a revised instrument cluster with improved graphics. The makeover also includes alterations to the air vents and the center console design. The Sorento has seating for seven passengers in 40/20/40 second-row folding seats and 50/50 third-row folding seats. Added luxury for 2019 models include heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, 14-way power driver and 8-way power passenger seats, driver’s seat thigh extension and a 4-way headrest with onebutton adjustment. For 2019, Sorento also now offers 2-way powered lumbar support for the front passenger on SX and SXL trims. Maximum cargo volume

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 400TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on APRIL 9, 2018 in cause numbered 17-DCV-244555 styled Summerfield Estates Homeowners Association, Inc. vs. SYED H.R. ZAIDI., in which a judgment was rendered on FEB 8, 2018 in favor of Summerfield Estates Homeowners Association, Inc. for the sum of Four thousand One Hundred Seventy Six Dollars and Seventeen Cents ($4176.17); plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ. I have levied upon the below listed property on April 12, 2018 and will on June 5, 2018 Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest of SYED H. R. ZAIDI to and in the following described Real Property LOT SEVENTY-ONE(71), IN BLOCK ONE(1) SUMMERFIELD,SECTION SIX(6), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO(S).1753/B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS,MORE COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS 17131 FAIRWAY GLEN COURT. SUGAR LAND, TX 77498 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Summerfield Estates Homeowners Association, Inc. Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY TRAVIS BLDG 1ST FLR MEETING ROOM 301 JACKSON ,RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: JUNE 5, 2018 TIME: APPROX. 11:00 am BY: Sergeant M. Kutach TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 268TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on March 28, 2018 in cause numbered 16-DCV-234186 styled VILLAGE OF OAK LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC. vs. DANNY L. SHATTUCK, in which a judgment was rendered on OCTOBER 13, 2016 in favor of VILLAGE OF OAK LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC. for the sum of Four Thousand Five Hundred Eighty Four Dollars and Fifty Three Cents ($4584.53); plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ. I have levied upon the below listed property on April 12, 2018 and will on June 5, 2018 Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest of Danny l. Shattuck to and in the following described Real Property LOT NINETY SEVEN(97) IN BLOCK THREE(3),REPLAT OF VILLAGE OF OAK LAKE, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED, IN Slide NO’S 775/B AN 776/A, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (THE PROPERTY) The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of VILLAGE OF OAK LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC. Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY TRAVIS BLDG 1ST FLR MEETING ROOM 301 JACKSON ,RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: JUNE 5, 2018 TIME: APPROX. 11:00 am BY: Sergeant M. Kutach

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/or Order of Sale issued on December 12,2017 by the 240th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in Cause# 15-DCV-225349 in favor of the plaintiff- NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE L.L.C. Plaintiff, recovered judgment amount for the sum of 260,767.60 ++++ costs as taxed on said execution and/or order of sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on March 26TH 2018 and will offer for sale on the day of Tuesday June 5, 2018 at the County Court house 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)- Paul Gutierrez had of in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; Legal Description: LOT FOUR ( 4), IN BLOCK NINE (9), OF SOUTH PLAZA, AN ADDITION IN HARRIS AND FORT BEND COUNTIES, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAPS OR PLATS THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 40, PAGE 1, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, AND IN VOLUME 3, PAGE 22 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (THE “PROPERTY”) TERMS: CASH TIME: SALE TO BE HELD AT OR ABOUT 10:00 A.M. PLACE: 301 JACKSON ST., WILLIAM TRAVIS BUILDING, 1st FLOOR MEETING ROOM, RICHMOND TEXAS 77469. Gary Majors, Constable Fort Bend County Precinct Two By: Sergeant C. McRae #132 Deputy Constable

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/or Order of Sale issued on November 21 , 2016 by the 400th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in Cause# 16-DCV233405 in favor of the plaintiff- FORT BEND COUNTY Plaintiff, recovered judgment amount for the sum of$ 11,477.22 ++++ costs as taxed on said execution and/or order of sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on April 4TH, 2018 and will offer for sale on the day of Tuesday June 5, 2018 at the County Court house 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)SHAYLA DENISE NEAL & THYER HURST had of in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; Legal Description: ALL OF LOT 2, BLOCK 5, REPLAT OF RIDGEGATE, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 16, PAGE 4, MAP RECORDS, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. TERMS: CASH TIME: SALE TO BE HELD AT OR ABOUT 10:00 A.M. PLACE: 301 JACKSON ST., WILLIAM TRAVIS BUILDING, 1st FLOOR MEETING ROOM, RICHMOND TEXAS 77469. Gary Majors, Constable Fort Bend County Precinct Two By: Sergeant C. McRae #132 Deputy Constable

TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas

accessed through the new rear liftgate is 73 cu.-ft. The 2019 Kia Sorento now includes an upgraded 5.0 navigation system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay offered with higher level trims. The base level L trim gets a standard 7-inch user interface. A 630-watt, 10-speaker new Harman Kardon branded stereo system comes standard on the SXL trim. The 11-channel amplifier features Clari-Fi technology2 and newly integrated QuantumLogic Surround Sound technology. The front- or available allwheel drive experience is brought to life with a choice of two proven engines -- 2.4-liter inline-4 GDI or a 3.3-liter V6 GDI. The 2.4-liter engine makes 185 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The V6 makes 290 horses and connects to a newly available 8-speed automatic transmission. This pairing allows Sorento drivers with AWD to tow up to 5,000 lbs. Kia’s suite of advanced driver assistance systems is now standard on Sorento EX trims and higher. In addition to forward CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 268TH District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas on April 4, 2018 in cause numbered 15-DCV-226557 styled VILLAGE OF OAK LAKE ASSOCIATION INC. vs. LUBNA A. SAFI, in which a judgment was rendered on NOVEMBER 4, 2016 in favor of VILLAGE OF OAK LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC. for the sum of Five Thousand Six Hundred Thirty One Dollars and Seventy Eight Cents ($5631.78); plus fees for posting notice of sale, publishing, costs of suit rendered by the court, legal fees, and all costs of executing this Writ. I have levied upon the below listed property on April 12, 2018 and will on June 5, 2018 Tuesday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the Right, Title, and Interest of LUBNA A. SAFI to and in the following described Real Property LOT ONE (1), IN BLOCK ONE(1), OF VILLAGE OF OAK LAKE, SECTION TWO (2), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED, IN Slide No. 1422/B, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (THE PROPERTY) The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of VILLAGE OF OAKE LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC. Plaintiff, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY TRAVIS BLDG 1ST FLR MEETING ROOM 301 JACKSON ,RICHMOND, TX 77469 DATE: JUNE 5, 2018 TIME: APPROX. 11:00 am BY: Sergeant M. Kutach TREVER J. 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 October 18, 2016 by the 268th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in Cause# 16-DCV-233695 in favor of the plaintiff- WEST OAKS VILLAGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff, recovered judgment amount for the sum of $5,443.75 ++++costs as taxed on said execution and/or order of sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on March 12, 2018 and will offer for sale on the day of June 05, 2018 at the County Court house 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) - CHUMA OKOLI had of in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; Legal Description: LOT THIRTY- SEVEN (37), IN BLOCK ONE (1), OF WEST OAKS VILLAGE, SECTION TWO (2), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 1483/B AND 1484/A OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (THE “PROPERTY”). TERMS: CASH TIME: SALE TO BE HELD AT OR ABOUT 10:00 A.M. PLACE: 301 JACKSON ST., WILLIAM TRAVIS BUILDING, 1st FLOOR MEETING ROOM, RICHMOND TEXAS 77469. Gary Majors, Constable Fort Bend County Precinct Two By: Sergeant C. McRae #132 Deputy Constable

Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club Announces 2018 Raffle Winners

collision warning, smart cruise control, blind spot collision, rear cross traffic collision warning and surround view monitor. In addition there is also driver attention warning, which monitors vehicle and driving behavior to detect when a driver’s concentration has waned. When that occurs, the system issues visual and audible warnings to encourage the driver to take a break. Lane keeping assist helps alert the driver and can even steer the vehicle back to its original position if the vehicle detects drifting out of its lane. Other safety features on all Sorento models are electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist, hill-start assist control, electronic brake force distribution and antilock braking. Additional technologies such as roll over mitigation and cornering brake control on AWD models are standard equipment. The Sorento is a most stylish and roomy three-seater SUV. Its good looks are throughout the Sorento which provides a sweet ride that smooths out bumpy streets and roads. If you are in the market for an SUV the Sorento should definitely be on your test drive list. With all standard equipment the Sorento SXL V6 AWD retails for $46,490. Options added $890.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Saddlespur Lane for the addition of “No Parking” signs, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom at 401 Jackson Street, Second Floor, Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter.

Fort Bend Aggie Mom Debra Loeser, grand prize winner Marta Gossaye and Fort Bend Aggie Mom Terri Wang. The Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club announced their Annual Raffle winners on April 14th during the Family Weekend at the Texas A&M University College Station Campus. The Annual Raffle raises funds to provide scholarships to deserving Fort Bend students attending Texas A&M University, College Station or Galveston campuses and Texas A&M-Blinn TEAM students. This year’s grand prize winner of a trip for two to Hawaii, The Big Island, for six days and five nights at the Fairmont Orchid, was Marta Gossaye from Houston. The grand prize winning ticket was purchased during the Parents Weekend in College Station. The winner of the First Prize package, a Sterling McCall Lexus Loaner Weekend, was Mark Lincecum of Sugar Land. The winner of Second Prize package, a Charles Garnier Sterling Silver Diamond pave bracelet from Loggins Jewelers, was Valli Ribbeck of Richmond. The winner of Third Prize package, a weekend getaway to Galveston donated by Diana and Randall Miller, was Donna Hunter of Woodlands. And the winner of Fourth Prize package, a COTA branded package donated by Suzette Peoples, was Pam McGaffin of Cypress. Congratulations and thank you to all who purchased tickets to support the scholarships for Fort Bend Aggie Students. The fundraising had a record-breaking year selling 773 tickets at $20 per ticket. Visit FortBendMoms.AggieNetwork.com if you are a mother of student/s from Texas A&M University and become a member of the Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club.

Submitted by,

Laura Richard Fort Bend County Clerk

Submitted by,

NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OF ADDITIONAL MEETING PLACE To the residents and taxpayers of Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 19 (the “District”) and to all the persons interested in the meetings of the Board of Directors of such District: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors, at a regular meeting held May 4, 2018, established an additional out-of-district meeting place at Sullivan Elementary School, 17828 Winding Waters Lane, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. All residents and taxpayers of the District and other interested persons are hereby invited to attend any meetings of the Board of Directors at such locations.

Laura Richard Fort Bend County Clerk

/s/ James Green Vice President

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Walnut Creek, Section 17, Precinct 1. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom at 401 Jackson Street, Second Floor, Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter.

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/or Order of Sale issued on January 17, 2017 by the 240th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in Cause# 16-DCV-236374 in favor of the plaintiff- MISSION BEND SOUTH CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, recovered judgment amount for the sum of$ 4,884.89 ++++ costs as taxed on said execution and/or order of sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on March 16TH, 2018 and will offer for sale on the day of June 5, 2018 at the County Court house 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) - HELEN L. HUDSON had of in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; Legal Description: THE NORTH TWENTY FEET (N 20’) OF LOT NINETEEN (19), AND THE SOUTH THIRTY-FIVE FEET (S 35’) OF LOT TWENTY (20), IN BLOCK THREE (3), OF MISSION BEND SOUTH, SECTION THREE (3), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 22, PAGE 8, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (THE “PROPERTY”) TERMS: CASH TIME: SALE TO BE HELD AT OR ABOUT 10:00 A.M. PLACE: 301 JACKSON ST., WILLIAM TRAVIS BUILDING, 1st FLOOR MEETING ROOM, RICHMOND TEXAS 77469. Gary Majors, Constable Fort Bend County Precinct Two By: Sergeant C. McRae #132 Deputy Constable

CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/or Order of Sale issued on 18 October 2017 by the 458th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in Cause# 17-DCV-243101 in favor of the plaintiff- WINFIELD LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff, recovered judgment amount for the sum of $12,127.20 ++++costs as taxed on said execution and/or order of sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on March 5TH, 2018 and will offer for sale on the day of Tuesday June 5, 2018 at the County Court house 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) - JODY BALL had of in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; Legal Description: LOT FOUR (4), IN BLOCK TWO (2), OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION SIXTEEN (16), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAN NO. 20070070 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. TERMS: CASH TIME: SALE TO BE HELD AT OR ABOUT 10:00 A.M. PLACE: 301 JACKSON ST., WILLIAM TRAVIS BUILDING, 1st FLOOR MEETING ROOM, RICHMOND TEXAS 77469. Gary Majors, Constable Fort Bend County Precinct Two By: Sergeant C. McRae #132 Deputy Constable

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Trails of Katy, Section 2, Precinct 3. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom at 401 Jackson Street, Second Floor, Richmond, Texas. You are invited to attend and state your approval or objection on this matter.

Submitted by,

Laura Richard Fort Bend County Clerk CONSTABLE SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and/or Order of Sale issued on OCTOBER 10,2017 by the 434th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas in Cause # 17 -DCV -243104 in favor of the plaintiff - WINFIELD LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff, recovered judgment amount for the sum of$ 14,576.15 ++++ costs as taxed on said execution and/or order of sale and further the sum of executing the same. I have levied on March 5TH, 2017 and will offer for sale on the day of Tuesday June 5, 2018 at the County Court house 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) - CARTER HOOD, BARBARA HOOD. Had of in or to the following described Real Property situated in Fort Bend County, Texas; Legal Description: LOT FIFTY-THREE (53), IN BLOCK FOUR (4), OF WINFIELD LAKES, SECTION EIGHT (8), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT NO. 20050243 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 2502 FEATHER GREEN TRAIL, FRESNO, TX 77545. TERMS: CASH TIME: SALE TO BE HELD AT OR ABOUT 10:00 A.M. PLACE: 301 JACKSON ST., WILLIAM TRAVIS BUILDING, 1st FLOOR MEETING ROOM, RICHMOND TEXAS 77469. Gary Majors, Constable Fort Bend County Precinct Two By: Sergeant C. McRae #132 Deputy Constable


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COMMUNITY Heated Competition at AccessHealth’s Community Challenge

NOTICE OF TAX RESALE ( Properties previously struck off to ALL) (See note below) Constable Mike Beard Pursuant to a resolution of its governing body under Section 34.05(c), Property Tax Code, ALL has requested a public resale by my office of certain properties previously foreclosed and bid off to the taxing units in the suits described below. Therefore, I will on June 5, 2018, at 301 Jackson Street, William Travis Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room in the City of Richmond, Texas 77469, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. on said day, beginning at 10:00 A.M., proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, and in the manner provided by Section 34.05(d), Property Tax Code, all of the right, title and interest of the taxing units, acquired through each of the suits listed below, in and to the following described real estate being situated in Fort Bend County, Texas, to wit: Note: ALL is the taxing unit to which the property was struck off to in trust. Constable Mike Beard, By: __________________________ Date _____________ Cause # Judgment Date Struck-Off On

Sale #

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land’s winning team. Front row: Adam Willis, Nicole Volstad, Matthew Sumpter, Steven Ramirez; Back row: Kyle Volstad, Chris Juneau, Gavin Diepraam. The competition was fierce Saturday, April 28th, at the 6th Annual Community Challenge Tournament. Six softball teams, six kickball teams and four fajita cook-off teams competed for championship titles. The most heated competition of the day was the kickball tournament. Returning champions Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital fought hard to defend their title, but Community Health Choice came out on top. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land won the softball championship, and the following cook-off teams took home Championship trophies: City of Richmond for 2nd Place in the specialty category; When Pigs Fly for 2nd Place in the steak category as well as the People’s Choice Award; AccessHealth for 1st Place in the specialty category; and Niagara Bottling for 1st Place in the steak category. The event, held at Missouri City’s Community Park, raised funds to provide integrated health services for the low-income and uninsured in Fort Bend County and surrounding areas. Sponsors included Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital as the Challenge Champs Underwriter and the City of Missouri City as the Home Run Sponsor. Also supporting the event were Community Health Choice as a Sizzling Hot Sponsor; Allegiance Bank, Corgan/Jones | Carter/Rogers-O’Brien, Medical Search | Healthcare Recruiter Becky & Dennis Parmer and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land as Dugout Sponsors; and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land and the City of Richmond as Umpire Sponsors. In addition to the tournaments, attractions included a raffle and children’s activities. Proceeds will help AccessHealth provide healthcare to families and individuals who would otherwise likely go without the medical care they need. “Thank you to our Honorary Chairmen, Grady Prestage, Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 2 and Vincent Morales Jr., Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 1, for your participation,” said AccessHealth CEO, Mike Dotson. “Congratulations to Community Health Choice, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Niagara Bottling for winning top honors in their brackets. Thank you to the City of Missouri City, all our generous sponsors, the players and all who came out to support AccessHealth’s mission of increasing access to quality healthcare.” With clinics in Richmond, Stafford and Missouri City, AccessHealth provides adult and pediatric medical care, dental and mental healthcare, HIV and nutrition services regardless of patients’ ability to pay. Currently 99% of AccessHealth patients are considered low-income, and 57% are uninsured. AccessHealth is the only provider in Fort Bend offering comprehensive healthcare services for a sliding scale, discounted fee. AccessHealth is a United Way agency, and the main clinic in Richmond is recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. For more about AccessHealth services or upcoming event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sharonda DeBose at (281) 633-3144 or sdebose@myaccesshealth.org.

Account Number

Style of Case

Legal Description

1

05-DCV-146419 11/16/16 03/07/17

0057020400000908

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. UDI 19.58%, MORE OR LESS, VIOLA B. ALLEN, ET AL IN & TO LT 2, BRAGG SUBD, LT 26 , JOS. MCCORMICK LEAGUE (PRAIRIE), VOL 69, PG 272*

2

06-DCV-150885 08/23/11 12/06/11

8560030030040906

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. LT 2, BLK 3 ADD'N 3 OF CALVIN LOTT, ET AL VALKA BROTHERS SUBD, VOL 368, PG 507*

3

06-DCV-152145 10/18/11 09/01/15

3520000000380901

FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL VS. A. P. GEORGE, BORDEN'S MARIA S. VAZQUEZ AKA ADDN, TOWN OF RICHMOND, MARIA SANTOS VASQUEZ, ET LTS 38 & 39, VOL 110, PG 1* AL

4

11-DCV-191506 06/19/12 11/06/12

7835000120070901

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. H. T. MORGAN

ROSENBERG , BLK 12, LT 7, VOL P, PG 146-147*

5

12-DCV-200530 08/10/17 02/06/18

0044000000120901

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. LEROY EDWARDS, SR., ET AL

TR 1: UND 19.22% INT, IN & TO, 21.2 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, SAMUEL KENNEDY SURV, ABST 44, LOTS 3, 4, 6 & 7, VOL 164, PG 98* & VOL 659, PG 150* (0044000000120901) TR 2: UND 20.676% INT, IN & TO, 21.2 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, SAMUEL KENNEDY SURV, ABST 44, LOTS 3, 4, 6 & 7, VOL 164, PG 98* & VOL 659, PG 150* (0044000000100901) TR 3: UND 20.52% INT, IN & TO, 21.2 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, SAMUEL KENNEDY SURY, ABST 44, LOTS 3, 4, 6 & 7, VOL 164, PG 98* & VOL 659, PG 150* (0044000000270901)

Cause # Judgment Date Struck-Off On

Sale #

Style of Case

Account Number

Legal Description

Adjudged Value (See note below)

Estimated Minimum Bid (See note below)

$30,560.00

$5,691.00

$3,440.00

$2,033.00

$42,690.00

$3,000.00

$7,500.00

$2,271.84

$91,210.00

$6,000.00

Adjudged Value (See note below)

Estimated Minimum Bid (See note below)

7

13-DCV-207366 11/20/13 02/04/14

1740020010023901

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. D. R. MCKINNEY, AKA DORMAN RAY MCKINNEY

BORDENS ADDN SEC 2, CITY OF RICHMOND, BLK 1 (PT), ACS 0.0833, MORE OR LESS, TR C, VOL B, PG 758 & VOL 576, PG 720*

$3,250.00

$1,603.00

8

14-DCV-215757 07/23/15 11/03/15

0352000001700907

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. PEARLIE L. BONNER, ET AL

MINNEQUA GARDENS, 0.136 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, LT 3, I & G. N. R.R. CO SURV, SEC 1, ABST 352, VOL 70, PG 288*

$7,470.00

$3,127.04

9

14-DCV-216396 04/28/15 09/01/15

2350000040700907

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. KENNETH F. SNYDER, ET AL

LOT 7 & 8, BLK 4, SEC C (N), BLK 264-273, MAGNOLIA PLACE, CLERK'S FILE NO. 1943213014*

$320.00

$320.00

10

15-DCV-225042 11/10/15 03/01/16

0058027510010908

KENDLETON, LT 1, BLK 5, VOL 69, PG 175*

$9,570.00

$2,019.50

11

16-DCV-232578 05/31/17 12/05/17

3010020150075901

FORT BEND COUNTY VS. RICHARD EDWARD BATTLE , AS CO-TRUSTEE OF THE RICHARD AND BELINDA BATTLE REVOCABLE TRUST, ET AL FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ALFRED BRADLEY, ET AL

$56,490.00

$5,000.00

LOT 7, BLK 15, DAVE FIELDS, 2ND ADDIN, VOL 234, PG 228 & VOL 478, PG 289*

Notes: City of Missouri City ORDINANCE NO. O-18-11 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 10, ANIMALS, OF THE MISSOURI CITY CODE; AMENDING REGULATIONS REGARDING THE ABANDONMENT, SURRENDER, AND OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN ANIMALS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; PROVIDING A PENALTY; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. I, Maria Jackson, 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-18-11 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on May 7, 2018, as the same appears in the records of my office.

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

/s/ Maria Jackson City Secretary

All Sales subject to cancellation without prior notice.

City of Missouri City ORDINANCE NO. O-18-10 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION 22, VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES, OF APPENDIX A OF THE MISSOURI CITY CODE ENTITLED “THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY ZONING ORDINANCE;” AMENDING RULES REGARDING MINIMUM PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN ZONING VIOLATIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL; PROVIDING A PENALTY; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY. I, Maria Jackson, 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-18-10 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on May 7, 2018, as the same appears in the records of my office. /s/ Maria Jackson City Secretary

THE PROPERTY MAY BE SUBJECT TO CLAIMS BY THE TAXING ENTITIES FOR POST-JUDGMENT TAXES. TAX SALE PURCHASERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH THE TAXING ENTITIES FOR OTHER TAXES THAT MAY BE DUE ON PROPERTY.

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.


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COMMUNITY Four Corners Multi-Purpose Center Ribbon cutting ceremony held On May 3, 2018 Fort Bend County officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Four Corners Multi-Purpose Community Center in Fort Bend County. The community center, located in Four Corners Park in Precinct 4, is the new home of the Fort Bend County Parks department. Offices for the YMCA and Fresh Water Supply District #2 are now also located in the facility. In addition to housing the relocated offices, the 18,220 square-foot building will provide an office space for multiple law enforcement agencies throughout the county; and is equipped with a full size gymnasium,

exercise room and classroom. Bass Construction of Rosenberg constructed the Four Corners Multi-Purpose Community Center for a final cost of $3,054,811, with funding provided by County Assistance District 6. Judge Bob Hebert said, “This Multi-Purpose Facility coupled with the existing Four Corners Community Center greatly expand the community services available to area residents. We are indebted to Sprint Industries as well as all the volunteers who worked with Commissioner James Patterson, Parks Director Michel Davis and Facilities Manager Jamie Knight to make this complex a reality.”

Are you pondering pregnancy?

Making sure your body is ready to support a healthy pregnancy is an essential part of pregnancy planning. “Addressing modifiable risks and making dietary changes can have a measurable benefit for mom and baby,” said Brandi Compton-Joseph, M.D., obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “The benefit is not just for the first baby, but for all subsequent babies, too. Putting the effort in up front can mean an important pay-off in your children’s health.” So is your body baby-ready? Answer these questions to find out. “The number one change a woman should make before she gets pregnant is to stop smoking,” Compton-Joseph said. “Smoking can cause low birth weight and premature birth. Your baby is also at greater risk for asthma and ear infections if smoking occurs in the home.” Are you taking folic acid? Inadequate folic acid intake is linked to spina bifida and other birth defects, many of which occur before a woman even knows she’s pregnant. “Before you start trying to get pregnant, take folic acid to build up a reserve,” Compton-Joseph said. She recommends taking 0.4 milligrams of folic acid or 4.0 milligrams if you have a family history of spina bifida. Taking a prenatal vitamin ensures that you’re getting optimal nutrition, and it will meet the folic acid needs for most women. Developing the habit of regular exercise before pregnancy makes it more likely you’ll continue to exercise during and after your pregnancy. “Exercise can help to not only get you back to your previous weight after delivery but, more importantly, decrease your risk of gestational diabetes, hypertension, aches and pains caused by the pregnancy along with postpartum depression,” Compton-Joseph said.

Pictured Left to Right: Patricia Garner, Precinct 4 Commissioner Project Manager; Jess Stuart; Buck Bass; Jon McGuff, Fort Bend County Facilities Senior Project Manager; Craig Faltysek; Fort Bend County Facilities Director Jamie Knight; Fort Bend County Road & Bridge Commissioner Marc Grant; Precinct 4 Commissioner James Patterson; Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert; Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers; Fort Bend County Parks Director Mike Davis; Abe Sustaita; Crystal Martinez; Ashley Vazquez; Greg Coop; Carmen Martinez

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 April 19, 2018, seized, levied upon, and will, on the first Tuesday in June, 2018, the same being the 5th day of said month, at 301 Jackson Street, William Travis Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room in the City of Richmond, Texas 77469, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m. on said day, beginning at 10:00 AM, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title, and interest of the defendants in such suit(s) in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Fort Bend and the State of Texas, to-wit: Sale #

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INVITATION TO BIDDERS SEALED PROPOSALS addressed to Century Land Holdings of Texas, LLC a Colorado Limited Liability Company dba Grand View Builders on behalf of the City of Missouri City IFB # 18-205 for construction of the Paving and Drainage Facilities for the Intersection of Independence Boulevard and Heritage Court to Serve Liberty Ridge Section 1, LJA Job No. 2457-0011, will be received at City Hall Council Chambers, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77459, until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018, and then publicly opened and read aloud. Copies of the Plans and Specifications may be obtained from the LJA Engineering, 2929 Briarpark Drive, Suite 150, Houston, Texas 77041 for a non-refundable fee of $95.00 per set ($50.00 for electronic copy). Century Land Holdings of Texas, LLC a Colorado Limited Liability Company dba Grand View Builders on behalf of the City of Missouri City will hold a non-mandatory pre-bid conference at City Hall Council Chambers, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77459, at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018. Century Land Holdings of Texas, LLC a Colorado Limited Liability Company dba Grand View Builders on behalf of the City of Missouri City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Successful Bidder, if any, is the Bidder offering the best value for the Owner based on the published criteria provided in the bid documents and on its evaluation. (Texas Local Government Code 252.043 and 271.116) Bid security in the form of bid bond or cashier’s check payable to Century Land Holdings of Texas, LLC a Colorado Limited Liability Company dba Grand View Builders on behalf of the City of Missouri City in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the Bid submitted, must accompany each Bid.

Cause # Judgment Date

Acct # Order Issue Date

Style of Case

Legal Description

Adjudged Value

Estimated Minimum Bid

1

11-DCV189078 01/05/15

005804620004090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 8 PATRICIA J. TURNER AKA PATRICIA L. TURNER, APRIL 17, 2018 DECEASED, ET AL

UNDIVIDED 3.130% INTEREST IN & TO 10.432 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, ISAAC MCGARY LEAGUE, ABST 58, VOL 629, PG 703*

$810.00

$810.00

2

11-DCV189078 01/05/15

005804620005090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. 8 PATRICIA J. TURNER AKA PATRICIA L. TURNER, APRIL 17, 2018 DECEASED, ET AL

UNDIVIDED 3.13% INTEREST IN & TO 10.432 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, ISAAC MCGARY LEAGUE, ABST 58, VOL 629, PG 703*

$810.00

$810.00

3

11-DCV189078 01/05/15

005804620000490 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. PATRICIA J. TURNER AKA 8 PATRICIA L. TURNER, APRIL 17, 2018 DECEASED, ET AL

UNDIVIDED 3.13% INTEREST IN & TO 18.073 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, ISAAC MCGARY LEAGUE, ABST 58, VOL 629, PG 703*

$1,410.00

$1,410.00

4

11-DCV189078 01/05/15

005804630004090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. PATRICIA J. TURNER AKA 8 PATRICIA L. TURNER, APRIL 17, 2018 DECEASED, ET AL

UNDIVIDED 3.13% INTEREST IN & TO 28.505 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, ISAAC MCGARY LEAGUE, ABST 58, VOL 629, PG 706*

$2,220.00

$1,600.00

5

13-DCV204533 02/06/18

005804660000090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ALBERT TAYLOR 8 APRIL 17, 2018

ISAAC MCGARY LEAGUE, 0.62 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, ABST 58, VOL 405, PG 282*

$39,100.00

$5,200.00

6

16-DCV229355 11/16/16

$223,590.00

$16,800.00

7

16-DCV234922 11/22/17

RIVERPARK, LT 8, BLK 1, SEC 12, 646012001008090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. AGHAEGBUNA ODELUGO, AKA REC'D IN SLIDE NO. 2208/A* 1 AGHAEGBUNA CHIBUIKE APRIL 17, 2018 ODELUGO, ET AL 003500000011090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. ANNA UNDIVIDED 0.42 ACRE RODRIGUEZ, AKA ANNA INTEREST IN & TO 6.57 ACRES, 1 ALDERETE RODRIGUEZ, ET AL MORE OR LESS, SAMUEL ISAACS APRIL 17, 2018 SURV, ABST 35, CLERK'S FILE NO. 8852338*

$6,560.00

$1,800.00

9

17-DCV241255 08/09/17

$96,150.00

$8,500.00

640000026210090 FORT BEND COUNTY VS. OSMAR C. CHEVEZ, AKA 7 OSMAR CASTILLO CHEVEZ, ET APRIL 17, 2018 AL

RIDGEWOOD ESTATES, LT 21, BLK 26, VOL 5, PG 29A*

(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, April 19, 2018 Constable Mike Beard Fort Bend County, Texas By Deputy Notes: The Minimum Bid is the lesser of the amount awarded in the judgment plus interest and costs or the adjudged value. However, the Minimum Bid for a person owning an interest in the property or for a person who is a party to the suit (other than a taxing unit), is the aggregate amount of the judgments against the property plus all costs of suit and sale. ALL SALES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE ON THE PROPERTY WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED SINCE THE DATE OF THE JUDGMENT. For more information, contact your attorney or LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP., attorney for plaintiffs, at (713) 844-3576


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COMMUNITY WCMC awards scholarships and charitable donations

Legacy scholarships The Woman’s Club of Missouri City awarded 4 Missouri City graduating seniors with $1000 WCMC Legacy Scholarship during its May 2 meeting at First Methodist Church of Missouri City. Receiving the scholarships left to right, Julieann Cherukara (Dulles); Shane Guico (Ridge Point), Sherin Sabu (Dulles), who received the Jo Butterfield Scholarship (Elkins), and Chiamaka Nwosu (Hightower). WCMC has awarded $73,000 in scholarships to Missouri City graduates since 2003.

The Woman’s Club of Missouri City recognized Dixon Eller as its Woman of the Year during its final meeting of the year on May 2 at the First United Methodist Church in Missouri City. Shown with Eller are, left to right, past recipients of the award, Mary Burger, Jane Thompson and Jean Shelledy. Eller has been a member of WCMC for 11 years and brings Cheer to Club meetings with her humorous and inspirational stories from her hometown of Goliad, Texas. In addition, she was responsible for organizing the Stuff the Purse project, which the Club participated in to help out a woman, who suffered the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

A senior co-ed hip hop dance team at Imperial Athletics, named Monarch, won second place silver at the Dance Worlds competition at Disney World recently. All three of Imperial Athletic’s senior hip hop dance teams (Monarch, Stellar and Reign) received hard to get bids to compete at the Dance Worlds. In addition to Monarch placing second (see Photo), “Stellar” (all girl senior team) placed ninth in their division and the open co-ed team “Reign” was 8th. The Dance Worlds is the premier dance competition in the world. Only the best teams win the honor to be invited and compete at this level. Over 33 countries had teams participate in the Dance Worlds this year . The Coach/Owner of Imperial Athletics is Natalie St. Laurent at 2201 Thompson Road, Richmond, TX. 713-518-7509; www.imperialathletics.net.

The Woman’s Club of Missouri City celebrated their 62nd anniversary on May 2, 2018 during their final meeting of the 2017-18 year. President Nancy Thurmond welcomed members and guests to the meeting at which the organization awarded 4 scholarships and presented a donation to the The Dew House. Nancy Thurmond, Scholarship Chair, presented, 1 Ridge Point, 1 Hightower and two Dulles seniors with $1000 Legacy Scholarships. Receiving the scholarships were Shane Guico, Ridge Point High School, Chiamaka Nwosu, Hightower High School and Julieann Cherukara, Dulles High School. Sherin Sabu of Dulles received The Jo Butterfield Scholarship. With the presentation May 2, WCMC has awarded $73,000 to Missouri City High school graduates. Assisting Thurmond in the presentations were Jean Shelledy and Mary Burger. Diane Ware, Special Project Manager and Historian of the Fort Bend Museum Association, accepted the donation on behalf of the Dew House. Dixon Eller was recognized as Woman of the Year and new officers were installed. . Eller has been a member of WCMC for 11 years and brings Cheer to Club meetings with her humorous and inspirational stories from her hometown of Goliad Texas. In addition she was responsible for organizing the Stuff the Purse project which the Club participated in to help out woman who suffered the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Charlotte Etgen, inducted the following officers: President Jane Thompson, Vice President Valerie Langdon, Recording Secretary Jane Owen, Corresponding Secretary Jo Butterfield, Treasurer Karen Beck, Parliamentarian Nancy Thurmond and Historian Jean Shelledy. WCMC will resume meeting in September.

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NEWS

New report from Centers for Disease Control suggests increase in Autism

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (also called ASD or autism) is a range of conditions which is typically characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and non-verbal communication, and unique strengths and differences. There is no known cause or cure for ASD. This new report indicates 1 in 59 children in the United States have ASD. This data is based on surveys and information collected from medical and educational records of 325,483 8-year-old children in 11 sites around the country. This represents a 16% increase from the previous report released two years ago, which had a 1 in 68 ratio. Boys are diagnosed more than girls by 4 to 1, ac-

cording to the study, which is relatively unchanged versus the prior report. Prevalence among white children was 7% greater than that of black children, and 22% greater among Hispanic children, which shows a narrowing gap of prevalence versus the previous report, which was at 20% and 50% greater, respectively. Experts attribute this decrease to a rise in advocacy, awareness, and access to care within the community. Whereas there is no known cure, experts agree with early diagnosis and intervention, the characteristics of autism can be greatly minimized and the chance to thrive drastically improves. With increased awareness and advocacy, people

can recognize the signs of ASD sooner. Another fact is that treatments, including: occupational, speech, and ABA therapy, with a host of doctors is expensive. The average annual cost to care for a child with ASD is $60,000 with a lifetime cost up to $2.4 million. Hope For Three, a local non profit and autism advocacy group, provides financial help to families in Fort Bend County, with children on the spectrum. With more than 3,000 ASD students in public schools alone, the demand is great. You can impact a child with autism directly by giving a gift today. Please visit hopeforthree.org or call 281-2450640.

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