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FORT BEND FAIR. BALANCED. INFORMATIVE. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019

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Official newspaper of Fort Bend County & Missouri City

16 FBISD candidates for three seats make their case

Position 7 candidates Ferrell Bonner, left, Holland Poulsen, Tina Michie, rear right, and Position 5 candidate Pam Sutherland. Position 3 candidates Afshi Charani, left, Jim Rice, Sam Popuri rear right, and Ashish Agrawal. By SESHADRI KUMAR school board trustee for nine Sixteen candidates running years, is seeking re-election to for three school board trustee ensure quality education for all positions in Fort Bend ISD the students across the district participated in a candidates and meet the challenge posed by forum hosted by the Fort Bend a very diverse school district. Chamber of Commerce on April He was elected Board 10. Secretary in June 2011 and Board Position three incumbent President in 2012, serving two Trustee Jim Rice is seeking re- consecutive terms in that oďŹƒce. election. He currently chairs the Board’s In an attempt to unseat him, Audit Committee. Rice has Afshi Charania, Sam Popuri and represented FBISD on the Texas Ashish Agrawal have ďŹ led for Association of School Boards the same seat. (TASB) Board of Directors A Clements High School since 2012, and currently serves graduate, Afshi Charania wants as its 2nd Vice President, having to run for the school board served as Secretary/Treasurer to ensure that growth is well and Chair of the Legislative managed and the past planning Committee and the Budget & issues are not repeated. The Finance Committee. Rice is also district should be proactive and a graduate of TASB’s year-long zoning issues should be done LTASB (Leadership TASB) in a way that the students are Class of 2013. treated fairly and equitably, she Sam Popuri (Pos. 3) wants says. equity in education across the She served on the FBISD district. He is passionate about Facilities Steering Committee raising his kids in this county in 2018, and is a supporter due to its cultural diversity and of the Fort Bend Education passionate residents who care Foundation. Charania has over about education and the safety of 20 years of business experience. their kids. His goal is to ensure She is the President of a local equity across the district. Bring energy company. stability and transparency in Jim Rice, who has been a the process. Also, wants mental

Position 5 candidates Allison Drew, left, Christian Sommer, Lily Q. Lam, rear right, and Jason A. Dobrolecki. health awareness in schools and and Facts which will require availability of data that is the board. Popuri actively participates consistent and trustworthy; 2) in FBISD meetings, regularly Equity to ensure that everyone attending and sharing his has the opportunity to succeed; concerns of constant change in and 3) Excellence in everything school boundaries, safety of kids we do and for ALL schools. Position 5 candidate at school, inequality of programs district wide and the parent- Allison Drew with careers in student-school communication IT mathematics and patient system. These are some of the care, says she is married to reasons why he has decided FBISD’s Director of Fine Arts, to run for the FBISD Board of and has become familiar with the workings of the District’s Trustee position #3. Ashish Agrawal (Pos.3) stands administration. As a thought for FBISD_United and believes leader, she is able to combine that now is the time to refresh the her IT prowess with her nursing talent on the Board with someone skills to bring unique, innovative who is not set in their ways and solutions to the world of can think creatively to solve our Electronic Healthcare data. She challenges. He believes that he wants to increase her ability to is the best candidate to lead the serve the FBISD children and as change at FBISD and enable the board member seek tools to be residents to take back control of well-rounded and professional. Allison is seeking to ďŹ ll the Board. Over 20 years of experience Position 5 on the FBISD working in diverse cultures and Board of Trustees to give back companies across the globe to the community that has have given him the ability to so generously supported her see through and solve complex children’s educational growth, situations. He is a strong leader as well as the growth of all the yet a collaborative team player amazing students across Fort who accomplishes objectives Bend ISD. This is an open seat, vacated through empowerment, analytical acumen, and empathy. by County Judge KP George. Christian Sommer who has Ashish says he will apply three key tenets. 1) Transparency been in the district for 17 years

Position 7 candidates clockwise, rear left, Monica Riley, Nadine Skinner, Rudy Sutherland and Dave Rosenthal. wants to be a board member to serve the community. Sommer, running for Position 5, has worked 19 years in Houstonarea residential new home construction industry and gained tenure in Fort Bend County land acquisition & development. He is currently the President and CEO of Grand Dominion Homes oďŹƒcing out of their Sugar Land oďŹƒce. He is an active supporter of FBISD’s Gifted & Talented Program, Fred & Mabel R. Parks Youth Ranch in Richmond, and of the Child Advocates of Fort Bend County. He and his wife Jessie have three elementary school

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children. Lily Q. Lam (Pos. 5) is currently a 19-year old Vietnamese-American college student in the occupational therapy assistant program at HCC Coleman College of Health Sciences. She will graduate in May 2020 and hopes to continue advocating for special needs and mental health. Lam wants to be a representative of the students and help their growth academically, and socially. She believes schools should place more emphasis on mental health issues. See FBISD, Page 5

ELECTION DAY: MAY 4TH LIVES IN SUGAR LAND

WHY VOTE FOR JIM RICE? Jim is a business owner, a husband and a father who considers serving on the Board of Trustees of Fort Bend ISD both an honor and a privilege. He has served as Trustee, Position 3, since May of 2010. He was elected Board Secretary in June 2011 and Board President LQ  VHUYLQJ WZR FRQVHFXWLYH WHUPV LQ WKDW RIILFH +H FXUUHQWO\ VHUYHVRQWKH Board’s Audit Committee.

Jim is committed to his community and FBISD. He is actively involved in many ways: Fort Bend Cares, Co-Founder and Board Member Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Board, Education Division Vice Chair Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council Member )RUPHULiteracy Council of Fort Bend County, Board of Directors Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years Texas Association of School Boards, Region 4 )LUVW9LFH3UHVLGHQW Christ Church Sugar Land, Member

With your vote, Jim will continue to serve to make a difference!

EARLY VOTING: APRIL 22- APRIL 30 ELECTION DAY: MAY 4, 2019

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NEWS

“Stop Socialism; Choose freedom” rally held at Sugar Land Town Square

A section of the audience attending the rally. By SESHADRI KUMAR The “Stop Socialism, Choose Freedom” rally, also marking the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Tea Party movement on Tax Day, drew about 250 to 300 people at Sugar Land Town Square on Monday. On a sunny, mid-working day, supporters of President Donald Trump showed up to join the rally. Among the participants in the rally were dozens of veterans and families of those killed by illegal immigrants. There was a lone veteran who held a placard saying “No wall; help the vets. Free Hugs... No wall.” The rest of the crowd chanted “Build the wall and secure the border.” Those who addressed the rally included U. S. Rep. Pete Olson, Jackson County Sheriff and border security expert Andy Louderback, Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy Meyers, Carmen Maria Montiel, journalist, activist hailing from Venezuela, Republican activist and physician Dr. Robin Armstrong, William Toft, author of “Little Red Book,” Maria Espinoza of The Remembrance Project, former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Comedians Mike Rao, Sam Griesbaum, media personality Doc Greene, and Sebastian Rodrigues, representing Turning Point USA. A concerned citizen, Karen MacWilliam, organized the rally. Tom Adkins, executive producer of the lampoon show “Tommy’s garage” was the master of ceremonies. Olson opened the rally by denouncing socialism as propounded by Democratic Presidential contender Bernie Sanders and echoed

The Remembrance Project Executive Director Maria Espinoza highlights “The stolen lives quilt” memorializing the Texas victims killed by illegal immigrants.

Rally organizer Karen MacWilliam, right, holds a counter placard.

A lone veteran is holding a placard against the wall.

A Sugar Land family remembers their loss at the hands of an illegal immigrant. the sentiments of President Trump: “We are born free and we will stay free. Today we resolve America will never be a socialist country.” Sheriff Louderback said people patrolling the border

want infrastructure, including the wall and they want more manpower as the current force is being diverted to process asylum seekers. Also new technology is needed. While the drug cartels across

the border spend $1 billion, the U.S. Border Patrol does not have similar resources, Louderback said. “If we cannot protect our sovereign borders, what have we become,” he asked.

Bark for Life Raises $4,000 for Cancer Research

Dogs had their day at Riverstone recently where Bark for Life raised thousands for cancer research. The annual Fido-focused fundraiser took place last month and raised more than $4,000 for the American

Cancer Society. “We were very pleased with the response this year,” said Nick Deacon, event leader for the Riverstone Bark for Life. “It was wonderful to see so many pups and their parents at Riverstone enjoying walking,

socializing and just having a great time — all for a good cause.” An after “paw-ty” followed the walk and featured Houston Disc Dogs performances, a DJ, face painting, contests, inflatables, balloon twisters

and food trucks — as well as vendors offering a variety of pooch-worthy items. The first 200 dogs that arrived received pup-friendly swag bags. Golden Paw sponsor Nature Dog Photography snapped “Doggie & Me” photos. Fort Bend Animal Services staff members were on-site with opportunities to Adopt A Dog for a Day. The program allows potential dog owners to spend time with shelter dogs with the hope of finding them a “fur-ever” home. Presented by Lake Olympia Animal Hospital and Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists, Bark for Life celebrates the role dogs can play providing support, love and healing for cancer patients. Other sponsors included Best Entertainers, Natural Pawz and All Around Bounce. It is one of many charitable events Riverstone hosts throughout the year. Homes in the community are priced from the $300,000s.

Families of victims killed by illegal immigrants said “it is not a manufactured crisis.” Those who oppose the wall and refuse to implement the immigration laws are providing “blood sacrifice for their agenda” in letting the illegals kill innocent people, they said. Commissioner Meyers called for transparency among taxing entities. Various special districts and management districts are currently not transparent. He is working with the legislature to enact bills that would force the special districts to tell taxpayers how much money is collected and how they are spent. Big law firms from Houston trying to scuttle it, he said. DeLay said: “I don’t want to stop socialism; I want to reverse it.” Republicans have not been a “firewall” against socialism as claimed by some leaders, DeLay said. Socialism started with Theodore Roosevelt and continued forever.

“I don’t want to be a firewall. I want to turn it around,” DeLay said. “God was the core principle and we got our rights from God, not Government,” he said. The Constitution and this country was born with God at the center, he added. Now, the Constitution has been shredded little by little. Socialists are so emboldoned that they are openly admitting they are socialists, he said. “The Supreme Court is not supreme. The only court created by the Constitution is the Supreme Court. Congress creates all other courts. If Congress can create, it can uncreate some of the courts, alluding to the Circuit Court of appeals,” DeLay said. Per Article 3 of the Constitution, Congress can tell the courts what cases to hear and what cases not to hear, according to DeLay. For example Bible in schools, or prayer in schools cases can be declared out of bounds for courts.

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Las proposiciones aparecerán de la siguiente manera en las boletas de votación utilizadas en la elección:

NOTICE OF BOND ELECTION

BOLETA OFICIAL DE VOTACIÓN DISTRITO DE MEJORAS DE DIQUES NRO. 2 DEL CONDADO DE FORT BEND

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF FORT BEND COUNTY LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2 AND TO ALL OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS: Notice isNotice hereby given that will be by Fort Bend County DistrictNo. No.2 2 is hereby givenelections that elections willheld be held by Fort Bend CountyLevee LeveeImprovement Improvement District (the “District”) on May 4, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of voting upon (the “District”) on May 4, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of voting upon the the following proposition. Election Day polling locations are specifi ed on following proposition: Election Day polling locations are specified on Exhibit A. Exhibit A.

DISTRITO DE MEJORAS DE DIQUES NRO. 2 DEL CONDADO DE FORT BEND PROPOSICIÓN A ( )

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FORT BEND COUNTY LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2 FORT BEND COUNTY LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2 PROPOSITION A

La votación anticipada en persona se llevará a cabo en los lugare indicados durante las fechas y los horarios especificados en el Anexo B.

(LEVEE AND DRAINAGE FACILITIES BONDS)

Las solicitudes de boletas de votación por correo deberán ser enviadas a: Early Voting Clerk Fort Bend County Elections Office 301 Jackson Street Richmond, Texas 77469-3108 Correo electrónico: Elections@abhr.com Las solicitudes de boletas de votación por correo deben ser recibidas antes de las 5:00 p.m. del 23 de abril de 2019.

SHALL THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF FORT BEND COUNTY LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2 BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE THE BONDS OF SAID DISTRICT IN ONE OR MORE ISSUES OR SERIES IN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $88,000,000 MATURING SERIALLY OR OTHERWISE IN SUCH INSTALLMENTS AS ARE FIXED BY SAID BOARD OVER A PERIOD OR PERIODS NOT EXCEEDING FORTY (40) YEARS FROM THEIR DATE OR DATES, BEARING INTEREST AT ANY RATE OR RATES AND TO SELL SAID BONDS AT ANY PRICE OR PRICES, PROVIDED THAT THE NET EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATE ON ANY ISSUE OR SERIES OF SAID BONDS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM LEGAL LIMIT IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE OF EACH ISSUE OR SERIES OF BONDS, ALL AS MAY BE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SAID DISTRICT, FOR THE PURPOSE OR PURPOSES OF PURCHASING, CONSTRUCTING, ACQUIRING, OWNING, MAINTAINING, OPERATING, REPAIRING, IMPROVING, EXTENDING, OR PAYING FOR, INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT’S BOUNDARIES, ANY AND ALL DISTRICT WORKS, IMPROVEMENTS, FACILITIES, PLANTS, EQUIPMENT, AND APPLIANCES NEEDED TO PROVIDE A LEVEE SYSTEM AND DRAINAGE SYSTEM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH FLOOD PLAIN AND WETLANDS REGULATION (INCLUDING MITIGATION) AND ENDANGERED SPECIES AND STORMWATER PERMITS (INCLUDING MITIGATION) AND ALL ADDITIONS TO SUCH SYSTEMS AND ALL WORKS, IMPROVEMENTS, FACILITIES, PLANTS, EQUIPMENT, APPLIANCES, INTERESTS IN PROPERTY, AND CONTRACT RIGHTS NECESSARY OR CONVENIENT THEREFOR AND ADMINISTRATIVE FACILITIES NEEDED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFUNDING BY ANY MEANS NOW OR HEREAFTER AUTHORIZED BY LAW, ALL OR ANY PORTION OF BONDS OF THE DISTRICT HERETOFORE OR HEREAFTER ISSUED FOR SAID PURPOSES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SUCH BONDS BY THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF A SUFFICIENT TAX UPON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN SAID DISTRICT, ALL AS AUTHORIZED BY THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS?

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS/POR ORDEN DE LA JUNTA DIRECTIVA. /s/Andre D. McDonald President, Board of Directors/Presidente de la Junta Directiva Exhibit A/Anexo A

ELECTION DAY VOTE CENTERS CENTROS DE VOTACION DEL DIA DE LAS ELECCIONES MAY 4, 2019/4 DE MAYO DE 2019

The propositions will appear in the following form in the ballots used in the election: OFFICIAL BALLOT FORT BEND COUNTY LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2 FORT BEND COUNTY LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2 PROPOSITION A ( )

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THE ISSUANCE OF $88,000,000 BONDS FOR LEVEE AND DRAINAGE SYSTEMS AND THE LEVY OF TAXES, WITHOUT LIMIT AS TO RATE OR AMOUNT, IN PAYMENT OF THE BONDS

Main Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at the location listed during the dates and hours specified on Exhibit B. Applications for ballot by mail shall be sent to: Early Voting Clerk Fort Bend County Elections Office 301 Jackson Street Richmond, Texas 77469-3108 Email: Elections@abhr.com Applications for ballots by mail April 23, 2019.

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LA EMISIÓN DE $88,000,000 EN BONOS PARA SISTEMAS DE DIQUES Y DRENAJE, Y LA IMPOSICIÓN DE IMPUESTOS, SIN LÍMITE EN CUANTO A TASA O CANTIDAD, PARA EL PAGO DE LOS BONOS

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AVISO DE ELECCIÓN DE BONOS PARA LOS VOTANTES HABILITADOS DE DISTRITO DE MEJORAS DE DIQUES NRO. 2 DEL CONDADO DE FORT BEND Y DEMÁS PERSONAS INTERESADAS: Se notifica por el presente que el Distrito de Mejoras de Diques Nro. 2 del Condado de Fort Bend (el “Distrito”) celebrará elecciones el 4 de mayo de 2019 en el horario de 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. con el propósito de votar por la proposición que sigue a continuación. Los lugares de votación anticipada son indicados en el Anexo A. DISTRITO DE MEJORAS DE DIQUES NRO. 2 DEL CONDADO DE FORT BEND DISTRITO DE MEJORAS DE DIQUES NRO. 2 DEL CONDADO DE FORT BEND PROPOSICIÓN A (BONOS PARA INSTALACIONES DE DIQUES Y DRENAJE) ¿SE DEBERÁ AUTORIZAR A LA JUNTA DIRECTIVA DEL DISTRITO DE MEJORAS DE DIQUES NRO. 2 DEL CONDADO DE FORT BEND PARA EMITIR LOS BONOS DE DICHO DISTRITO EN UNA O MÁS EMISIONES O SERIES EN LA CANTIDAD MÁXIMA $88,000,000, CON VENCIMIENTOS EN SERIE O DE OTRA MANERA, EN DICHOS PLAZOS SEGÚN LOS DETERMINE DICHA JUNTA EN UN PERÍODO O PERÍODOS QUE NO EXCEDAN DE CUARENTA (40) AÑOS A PARTIR DE SU FECHA O FECHAS, DEVENGAR INTERÉS A CIERTA TASA O TASAS Y VENDER DICHOS BONOS A CIERTO PRECIO O PRECIOS, SIEMPRE QUE LA TASA DE INTERÉS EFECTIVA NETA SOBRE ALGUNA EMISIÓN O SERIE DE DICHOS BONOS NO EXCEDA EL LÍMITE LEGAL MÁXIMO EN EFECTO AL MOMENTO DE LA EMISIÓN DE CADA EMISIÓN O SERIE DE BONOS, TODO ESTO SEGÚN LO PUEDA DETERMINAR LA JUNTA DIRECTIVA DE DICHO DISTRITO, CON EL PROPÓSITO O PROPÓSITOS DE COMPRAR, CONSTRUIR, ADQUIRIR, TENER PROPIEDAD, MANTENER, OPERAR, REPARAR, MEJORAR, AMPLIAR O PAGAR DENTRO Y FUERA DE LOS LÍMITES TERRITORIALES DEL DISTRITO, TODOS Y CADA UNO DE LOS TRABAJOS, MEJORAS, INSTALACIONES, PLANTAS, EQUIPO Y APARATOS DEL DISTRITO NECESARIOS PARA SUMINISTRAR UN SISTEMA DE DIQUES Y UN SISTEMA DE DRENAJE, INCLUYENDO, PERO SIN LIMITARSE, TODOS LOS COSTOS RELACIONADOS CON EL REGLAMENTO DE LLANOS DE INUNDACIÓN Y TERRENOS PANTANALES (INCLUYENDO LA MITIGACIÓN) Y LOS PERMISOS DE ESPECIES EN EXTINCIÓN Y AGUA DE TORMENTAS (INCLUYENDO LA MITIGACIÓN) Y TODAS LAS ADICIONES A DICHOS SISTEMAS Y TODOS LOS TRABAJOS, MEJORAS, INSTALACIONES, PLANTAS, EQUIPO, APARATOS ELÉCTRICOS, INTERESES SOBRE LA PROPIEDAD Y DERECHOS CONTRACTUALES NECESARIOS O CONVENIENTES PARA ESTO Y LAS INSTALACIONES ADMINISTRATIVAS NECESARIAS EN RELACIÓN CON ESTO, Y CON EL PROPÓSITO DE REMBOLSAR POR ALGÚN MEDIO AUTORIZADO AHORA O DE AQUÍ EN ADELANTE POR LA LEY, TODOS O ALGUNA PORCIÓN DE LOS BONOS DEL DISTRITO EMITIDOS DE AQUÍ EN ADELANTE CON DICHOS PROPÓSITOS, Y PROPORCIONAR EL PAGO DEL CAPITAL E INTERÉS DE DICHOS BONOS MEDIANTE LA IMPOSICIÓN Y RECAUDACIÓN DE UN IMPUESTO SUFICIENTE A TODA PROPIEDAD GRAVABLE DENTRO DE DICHO DISTRITO, TODO ESTO SEGÚN LO AUTORIZADO POR LA CONSTITUCIÓN Y LAS LEYES DEL ESTADO DE TEXAS?

Second Annual Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ Butterfly Celebration

Join the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Fort Bend County and the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners (FBCMG) for our Second Annual Butterfly Celebration to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 9:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. This fun-filled, family-friendly celebration will include educational demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults, with a special focus on butterfly and pollinator gardening. Our celebration coincides with the annual Monarch Migration as they leave their winter home in Mexico and make their way north. Enjoy a naturefilled experience as you stroll through the FBCMG Demonstration Gardens and welcome the arrival of spring in Fort Bend County. The Demonstration Gardens are located behind the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Admission is free and no registration is required to attend. To find out more about the event, please visit fbmg.org, call 281.341.7068 or email FortBendmg@ag.tamu.edu.

COUNTYWIDE POLLING PLACE Beasley City Hall Beck Junior High School Bowie Middle School Briarchase Missionary Bapt Church Briscoe Junior High School Burton Elementary School Chasewood Clubhouse Clements High School Clyde & Nancy Jacks (First Colony) Conference Center Commonwealth Clubhouse DeSeo at Grand Mission Clubhouse Eagle Heights Church Elkins High School Four Corners Community Center Gallery Furniture Garcia Middle School George Bush High School George Memorial Library Great Oaks Baptist Church Greatwood Community/Rec Center Hightower High School Hunters Glen Elementary School Imperial Park Recreation Center Irene Stern Community Center Kempner High School Kendleton Church of God Lake Olympia Marina Clubhouse Lantern Lane Elementary School Lexington Creek Elementary School Lost Creek Conference Center

ADDRESS 319 S. 3rd St 5200 S Fry Rd 700 Plantation Dr 16000 Blue Ridge Rd 4300 FM 723 1625 Hunter Green Ln 7622 Chasewood Dr 4200 Elkins Dr 3232 Austin Parkway 4330 Knightsbridge Blvd 19002 Mission Park Dr 16718 W. Bellfort Blvd 7007 Knights Court 15700 Old Richmond Rd 7227 W. Grand Pkwy S 18550 Old Richmond Rd 6707 FM 1464 1001 Golfview Dr 7101 FM 2759 Rd 7225 Greatwood Pkwy 3333 Hurricane Lane 695 Independence Blvd 234 Matlage Way 6920 Katy-Fulshear Road 14777 Voss Rd 619 FM 2919 180 Island Blvd 3323 Mission Valley Dr 2335 Dulles Ave 3703 Lost Creek Blvd

CITY BEASLEY KATY RICHMOND MISSOURI CITY RICHMOND FRESNO MISSOURI CITY SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND RICHMOND RICHMOND MISSOURI CITY SUGAR LAND RICHMOND SUGAR LAND RICHMOND RICHMOND RICHMOND SUGAR LAND MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY SUGAR LAND FULSHEAR SUGAR LAND KENDLETON MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY SUGAR LAND

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Maryam Islamic Center - New Territory Meadows Place City Hall Mission Bend Elementary School Missouri City Baptist Church Missouri City Old Municipal Court Missouri City Parks & Recreation Museum of Natural Science Mustang Community Center Orchard City Hall Pinnacle Senior Center Quail Valley Elementary School QV Fund Office Richmond Water Maintenance Facility Ridge Point High School Ridgegate Community Association Ridgemont Early Childhood Ctr River Park Recreation Ctr. Road & Bridge (Needville) Rosenberg City Hall Sartartia Middle School Sienna Annex Simonton City Hall Stafford City Hall Sugar Lakes Clubhouse Sugar Land Branch Library Sugar Land Church of God Sugar Land City Hall Tamarron Clubhouse Townewest Towne Hall University Branch Library

504 Sartartia Rd One Troyan Dr 16200 Beechnut St 16816 Quail Park Dr 1522 Texas Parkway 2701 Cypress Point Dr 13016 University Blvd 4521 FM 521 9714 Kibler 5525#C Hobby Road 3500 Quail Village Dr 3603 Glenn Lakes 110 N. 8th St 500 Waters Lake Blvd 5855 W. Ridgecreek Dr 5353 Ridge Creek Circle 5875 Summit Creek Drive 3743 School St 2110 4th St 8125 Homeward Way 5855 Sienna Springs Way 35011 FM 1093 2610 South Main 930 Sugar Lakes Dr 550 Eldridge 1715 Eldridge Rd 2700 Town Center Blvd North 28707 Tamarron Pkwy 10322 Old Towne Ln 14010 University Blvd

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Exhibit B/Anexo B MAIN EARLY VOTING LOCATION AND SCHEDULE PRINCIPAL UBICACIÓN Y HORARIO DE VOTACIÓN TEMPRANA FT. BEND COUNTY ROSENBERG ANNEX/CONDADO DE FT. BEND ROSENBERG ANNEXO 4520 READING ROAD, ROSENBERG, TEXAS Dates/Fechas Hours/Horas Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Lunes, Abril 22 – Viernes, Abril 26) Saturday, April 27 (Sábado, Abril 27)

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Monday, April 29 – Tuesday, April 30 (Lunes, Abril 29 – Martes, Abril 30)

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NEWS

Missouri City salutes its own PGA Master Professional Richard Brown III

Sometimes a golf Master can be found outside Augusta National Golf Club. One such pro—Richard Brown III—plays right here in the “Show Me City”. Brown has a long-range of golf success soaring from California to New Jersey to MCTX. During his time in Missouri City, Brown’s continued winning results have earned him one of golf’s most prestigious designations—PGA Master Professional. The Northern California native has been the Director of Instruction at Quail Valley Golf Course since 2012. And in 2018, he received the Master status, making him 1 of only 372 golfers to achieve this level—and the first African American to achieve this status—since the program began in 1969. “Richard becoming the first African American to earn Master Professional status in the history of the PGA, exemplifies

the future of the game,” said Tyson Stittleburg, PGA Professional and General Manager of the Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre. “Golf is an international sport that crosses cultural boundaries and Richard is showing many others that there are opportunities to play or even have a career in golf, no matter your background.” The process of earning Master status is rigorous. Golfers must: Be a Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) member for a minimum of 10 years; Have PGA certification in the area of mastery; Submit a literature review; and Complete a three-phase dissertation Once approved by the PGA’s Education Department, golfers must prepare a presentation with a defense and lastly, perform a 30-minute golf lesson. “Not too many people pursue

certified professional or master,” Brown said. “Roughly out of 29,000 PGA members, probably six percent of those have gone through the certified process, and then out of the master, only one percent.” Bringing this designation to the “Show Me City” is a cause for celebration, and the MCTX team is proud of what one of our golfers has accomplished. “Earning PGA Master Professional designation takes years of hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence in the golf industry,” Stittleburg said. “Richard exemplifies each of these attributes. He also expects and motivates his students for the same. This is why he has been so successful.” PGA Master Professionals may choose one of four categories they wish to follow: General management; Golf operations; Teaching and coaching, or;

Applications available for 2019-2020 Excellence for Nonprofit Leadership

Under the Community Resources Division at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the Excellence for Nonprofit Leadership (ENL) program has been wildly successful for 16 years. The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The George Foundation, designed this program to strengthen nonprofit organizations and better equip them to serve the community. The program enhances the knowledge and skill sets of senior staff, board members and engaged community members leading nonprofit organizations. Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 class whose 60 coveted spots traditionally fill quickly.

ENL is an eight-month program, September through April, beginning with an overnight, opening retreat in Galveston followed by seven, one-day sessions covering Board Governance, Organizational Assessment, Strategic Planning, Human Capital – Staff & Volunteers, Fund-development, Nonprofit Finance and more. The Excellence for Nonprofit Leadership program concludes with a Capstone and Graduation ceremony. If you are interested in participating in the Excellence for Nonprofit Leadership Class of 2020, please contact Ammie Blahuta at ablahuta@ thegeorgefoundation.org or 281-342-6109. Applications

can be found at http://www. thegeorgefoundation.org/. As the only 5-star accredited and single-county chamber in the nine-county area surrounding the Houston Metroplex, membership provides both immediate and long-term benefits for your business and helps build momentum for our community’s future. The Fort Bend Chamber recognizes that the non-profit sector is a critical contributor to our economy. The Community Resources Division produces the Excellence for Nonprofit Leadership, Youth in Philanthropy, and other programs which allow us to serve this community of servant leaders.

Missouri City partners with DEA for Drug Take Back Day April 27

What: Missouri City residents will have an opportunity this month to safely dispose of their expired, unused or un-

wanted prescription drugs as staff prepares for the next Drug “Take Back Day” in partnership with the Drug

City of Missouri City LEGAL NOTICE THIS IS A MANDATED PUBLICATION OF THE LEGAL NOTICE ******* BID DUE DATE May 9, 2019 AT 2:00 pm. ******* Invitation for bid for the provision of Automobile Rental Services Commodity Code: 975-14 Responses must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the ITB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Responses must be delivered to the attention of: City of Missouri City Attn: Purchasing Office – IFB No. 19-050 Automobile Rental Services 1522 Texas Parkway Missouri City, Texas 77489 Prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Until final award of the contract, the City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive irregularities or technicalities, to re-advertise, or proceed to do the work otherwise when in the best interests of the City. No bid may be withdrawn during the 60 days following the bid opening date.

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Enforcement Administration. As the misuse of prescription medications continues to rise, events such as this provide an easy, anonymous way for residents to dispose of drugs. Residents are cautioned against flushing unwanted medications or putting them in the garbage as both methods pose potential safety and health hazards. Flushing drugs may pollute the water supply and throwing prescriptions in the trash makes them accessible to thieves, pets and wildlife, which could result in accidental poisonings and overdoses. Locally and nationally, the program has successfully helped to promote community awareness of the issue, to combat illegal use of prescription drugs and to provide a place for proper disposal of medications. When: Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Missouri City Police Department, 3849 Cartwright Rd. If individuals are unable to participate in the April 27, 2019 event, they may dispose of prescriptions in the “Drug Drop Box” in the Police Department Lobby. The box is accessible to residents year-round.

Player development Brown followed the teaching route because of his upbringing. “My mother was in education so I was always around education as a child,” he said. While he grew up around education, Brown didn’t plan on getting into golf. After a baseball injury, he stumbled into the game. “I got hit in the ankle with a pitch, and I had to walk as part of my rehab. Kids in the neighborhood would say ‘We go to this little pitch n’ putt and you can come with us and walk with us.’” Brown was reluctant to join his friends, but after debating going with them, he finally agreed. “The first couple of holes I watched them do their thing. I didn’t think anything of it,” he said. “After I took the first swing and hit the ball I was like ‘Wow, this is interesting.’ I continued on and played other sports throughout high school and I always gravitated back toward golf.” Through golf, he received a full scholarship to Grambling State University in Louisiana. And, the sport helped Brown achieve a higher education, but he didn’t stop there. “It’s opened doors for me professionally. It has created inroads for me and for others,” he said. “It has really been beneficial for me. I got started a long time ago on a challenge because I had to go walk for rehab on a broken ankle. Interesting how it happens.” Along with earning the Professional Master title, Brown was also named an adjunct at the PGA of America—Education System in Florida. “To me, it’s an honor. Not too many people are adjuncts,” Brown said. “You’re looking at some of the best golfing minds in the country. To say that I’m able to sit with them and work with them is amazing.” On his tour of teaching, Brown has made stops at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Forrest Crossing Golf Club in greater Nashville and Woodlands Hills Country Club in greater Los Angeles, to name a few. Each stop has helped him not only craft his own game, but also mold his style as a teacher. (To see him an action at Quail Valley Golf Course, go to this link: https://youtu.be/ jlAsvK3q-UQ.) “It’s an advantage because I have a wealth of knowledge because I’ve been well-traveled,” Brown said. “Having been in different locations, having dealt with different types of individuals and personalities has helped create my teaching approach and the learning style of the individual.”

In Brown’s seven years in Missouri City, he’s noticed the change in audience at Quail Valley and knows the importance of being versatile with instruction. “When I first got here, it was more senior citizen driven. Now, you’re getting younger families coming in,” he said. With the youth movement growing in golf, Brown knows that he plays a key role in ensuring the momentum carries in the “Show Me City”. “Creating programs that keep the kids motivated to where they see levels of advancement and improvement helps the facility, helps the family, helps the professional, helps everyone,” he said. “The more that I can create programs that are childrelated, that help kids grow, the community can also grow.” Although a key responsibility for Brown is to teach the game of golf to others, his time at

Quail Valley has allowed him to receive lessons as well. “[Quail Valley] has stoked my passion for the game,” he said. “I’ve come up with this acronym for passion: P stands for perseverance A is assert yourself, always be attentive and have the proper attitude S is you want to share S is you want to seek knowledge I stands for integrity, be innovative O means be open-minded and not formulate opinions N means never give up.” To schedule a tee time with Brown, visit www.richardbrownschoolofgolf.com, email him at rabfore@icloud.com or call him at 832.457.5119. For more information about Missouri City, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov.

L.E.A.F. gets donation from The American Association of University Women

The Fort Bend County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, is giving back to the community with a donation of $2,000 to Lamar Educational Award Foundation (L.E.A.F.). The donation will be used to help fund this summer’s S.T.E.A.M. camp project to further encourage young women in STEM pursuits. This gift was made in part by a memorial fund honoring late AAUW member Charlotte Magelssen. (L) Nancy Green, AAWU STEM co-chair, and (R) Janice Knight, Executive Director of L.E.A.F.

Texas High Speed Train: Connecting People, Creating Jobs and a New American Industry The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Infrastructure Division will host an informative presentation on the Texas High Speed Train with David Hagy, Regional Vice President of External Affairs with Texas Central Partners, LLC. This breakfast will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce office, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478. Texas Central Partners, LLC (Texas Central) is a private company bringing a transformational project to Texas that advances the economy, respects Texan values and keeps our state on track for future growth. Their high-speed train will provide a safe, reliable trip between Greater Houston, the Brazos Valley, and North Texas in less than 90 minutes. Texans will be able to travel between the regions easier and much more frequently to conduct business, shop, dine, or visit family and friends. Tourists will come to Texas just to ride the train, and the

Hagy simplicity of traveling by a high-speed rail will allow visitors to see more of the state and encourage them to stay longer. Texas Central is actively planning with local governments, DART, METRO, and the Councils of Governments in the Houston and Dallas regions to ensure that the train complements other modes of transportation and allows people to move around as efficiently and effectively as possible. David Hagy has over 20 years’ experience formulating policy, conducting strategic planning, managing projects and leading outreach for state

and local governments and federal agencies. His experience includes work on a wide range of issue areas and on the federal budget and grants. Registration is open. Event Presenting Sponsorship: $500, includes reserved seating for 6, recognition at the event, and logo recognition on all printed and digital marketing materials. Member Reservation: $25. Prospective Member Reservation and onsite admission: $35. Breakfast included. Register today at www.FortBendChamber.com or contact Paige Talbott at 281-566-2152 or Paige@fortbendcc.org. The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure Division educate and advocate for transportation, infrastructure and development programs throughout the region that promote opportunities for investment that encourage an improved quality of life in our region. Details of upcoming events can be found at www.FortBendChamber.com.


INDEPENDENT • APRIL 17, 2019 • Page 5

FBISD From page 1 “When I was in school, I did not realize how important of a factor mental health plays in a student’s overall performance. This is one of the factors that motivated me to run. Students are taught the “what” when sometimes it helps to understand the “why” in order to help motivate them towards creative learning. Brain breaks and dialogue will help the students’ overall well being but also for the teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals.” Jason A. Dobrolecki, (Pos. 5) a Sienna Plantation resident, wants to bring back the humanity, trust and compassionate relationship between the board and the community. Community engagement is his forte. He believes in “hybrid” single member districts to bring representation closer to the people. Dobrolecki, wants to “build a community input structure in every high school feeder pattern for an ongoing feedback loop for district initiatives and community specific ideas and initiatives; Close the trust deficit between the district and the communities it serves. Define and commit to community focus groups and ad hoc committees and be honest about the work being done, what the

CONSTABLE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2 of Harris County, Texas on October 31, 2007 in cause numbered CV12C0059474 styled Bluebonnet Financial Assets vs. Danielle T Graves aka Danielle T Bradley, in which a judgment was rendered on October 31, 2007 in favor of Bluebonnet Financial Assets for the sum of Eighteen Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Two Dollars and Thirty Three Cents ($18,662.33); 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 10, 2019 and will on May 7, 2019 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 Danielle T Graves aka Danielle T Bradley to and in the following described Real Property: Long Meadow Farms, SECTION Forty Three (43), Block One (1), Lot Three (3) AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, More Commonly Know as 20802 Briar Vista Way, Richmond, Tx 77407 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment in favor of Bluebonnet Financial Assets 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: May 7, 2019 TIME: APPROX. 11:00 am BY: Deputy S. Steele TREVER J. NEHLS Constable Pct. 4 Fort Bend County, Texas NOTICE OF CONSTABLE’S SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on April 5, 2019 the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DlSTRICT, ET AL VS. KEVIN D. RILEY, ET AL in Cause # 17DCV-238188 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 7th day of May, 2019, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the William B. Travis Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 301 Jackson Street, Richmond Texas 77469-3108 of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 8130220030120907 Lot Twelve (12), in Block Three (3), of SIENNA STEEP BANK VILLAGE, SECTION TWO-B (2-B), a subdivision in Fort Bend County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Slide No. 1688/B and 1689/A of the Plat Records of Fort Bend County, Texas. Levied on April 8, 2019 as the property of KEVIN D. RILEY, RAMONA RILEY, GULF COAST EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, CAPITAL ONE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CACH, LLC, WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, TAX EASE FUNDING, LLC, BANK OF AMERICA, NA to satisfy a judgment amounting to $23,471.39, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; SIENNA PLANTATION LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; SIENNA PLANTATION MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT# 2 FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.0 15 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND ON April 8, 2019. Mike Beard, Constable Pct.1 Fort Bend County, Texas Deputy John Morales

outputs will look like, what the end goals are and be honest and transparent about the work they perform.” Pam Sutherland, (Pos. 5) wife of another candidate Rudy Sutherland, also cites the issue of their son’s special needs and she believes every child should have the same facility to get educated. “My husband and I have two sons, Carter & Christian Sutherland. In 2008, Christian was diagnosed with Autism. This would be the challenging news that would become the impetus for my running for FBISD Trustee Position #5.” Although there are many other issues I support, the fundamental issue of my platform for Trustee Position no. 5 is to ensure Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for ALL Special Needs Students as well as our typical kids. I know FAPE falls under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); which is the federal law that applies to special education, however, I believe we should ensure ALL students receive FAPE.” Position 7 candidate Ferrel “FC” Bonner’s career spans well over 30 plus years of military, political, and grassroots advocacy experience. Bonner served on the local PTO and on both the FBISD Facilities Steering Committee and FBISD Capacity Audit Committees. He is currently a member of

the FBISD Board Leadership Program. He believes in “ONE FBISD.” He understands that this must be accomplished by balancing enrollment, providing for equity in education funding & substantive education programs, and board accountability & transparency for all our FBISD schools and students within the district. He claims to have the competence “to get us out of this vicious cycle of unbalanced enrollment, unequal funding and lack of transparency that has plagued our district for years.” Holland Poulsen, after living in the Fort Bend area for 20 years and working in the field of education for 25 years, is excited to serve the community and wants to bring that expertise to the FBISD board. Poulsen (Pos. 7) thinks it is important that an educator be a part of this team to share ideas and ask questions about what is happening at the foundational level of the schools in the district. Her 15-year-old triplets attend FBISD schools and are involved in NAHS, theatre and dance. Dave Rosenthal, Position 7 incumbent, who has been a trustee for seven years, says he has grown in many ways. “I have evolved and over the years, opinions have changed.” As a recent certified teacher he realizes how tough the job of a teacher is. “I will always do

what is right for the children,” he says. Rudy Sutherland, (Pos. 7) parent of a child with autism believes FBISD does not support adequately the special needs children and wants to make sure all the children are afforded the same opportunity. “I am here to represent our kids. We had to pull our son from FBISD to another district because the school district did not provide substance to his edification. I have the background, education and the will to make that happen.” Nadine Skinner, (Pos. 7) a parent with three children in the school district says one should be proud of every single school in the district. Lack of transparency at the school board is a matter of concern for her. Advocate for the arts, science education, gifted and talented program, want transparency and stability within out district. My goal is to make every single school in the district such that everyone should be proud of sending their children to that school. In her decade long involvement, Nadine has shared with other families constant anxiety about school boundaries and the inequality of programs district wide. This is why she has decided to run for the FBISD Board of Trustees position #7 and be a part of the solution for every child and every family in the district. She sums it up perfectly when she

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DlSTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on April 3, 2019 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT # 15, VS. HUONG BUl, ET AL in Cause# 16DCV-234234 and to me as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 7th day of May, 2019, which is the first Tuesday of said month at the William B. Travis Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 30 I Jackson Street, Richmond Texas 77469-3108 of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 4277020010170907 LOT 17. IN BLOCK 1 OF KENSINGTON AT RIVERSTONE SECTION 2. AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN/UNDER PLAT NO. 20130228 OF THE MAP/PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on April 4, 2019 as the property of HUONG BUI, BINH LE to satisfy a judgment amounting to $20,783.92, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given under my hand on April 4, 2019. WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DlSTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on April 3, 2019 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND COUNTY, ET AL vs. JOSH WlNG, AKA JOSHUA ALAN WING, ET AL in Cause # 16-DCV-236428 and to me as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 7th day of May, 2019, which is the first Tuesday of said month at the William B. Travis Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 30 I Jackson Street, Richmond Texas 77469-3108 of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property, to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 2278100020190914 Lot 19 in Block 2 of Cinco Ranch Southwest, Section 10, a subdivision in Fort Bend County, Texas according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat No. 20100153 of the Plat Records of Fort Bend County, Texas. Levied on April 4, 2019 as the property of JOSH WING AKA JOSHUA ALAN WING KATIE WING AKA KATIE MARIE WING CINCO RANCH RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATION II, INC to satisfy a judgment amounting to $21 ,038.59, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of CINCO SOUTHWEST MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT # 2, FORT BEND DRAINAGE AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given under my hand on April 4, 2019. WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF TEXAS § COUNTY OF FORT BEND § By virtue of an Order of Sale dated MARCH 13, 2019 delivered pursuant to a Judgment issued out of the 240TH DISTRICT COURT of Fort Bend County, Texas, said judgment rendered in favor of THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, OF THE HIGHLANDS plaintiff, and against KWOK WAH LAW, defendant, in Cause No. 13-DCV-206880 for the sum of FIVE-THOUSAND-SEVENHUNDRED-EIGHTY-ONE DOLLARS AND 12/100’s ($5781.12), plus fees for posting notices, publishing, and all costs of executing sale. I did on the 25TH day of MAR, 2019, at 2:00 PM, levy upon the following described tract of land in Fort Bend County, Texas, as the property of KWOK WAH LAW, defendant(s), to-wit: LOTS TWELVE (12), PLUS THE WEST THREE (3) FEET,ZERO (O) INCHES OF LOT ELEVEN (11) IN BLOCK TEN (10), OF THE HIGHLANDS, SECTION THREE (3) AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS UNDER VOLUME 23, PAGE 15, AS MODIFIED BY ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO OR REPLATS THEREOF and on MAY 7, 2019, being the first Tuesday of said month, between the hours of 10:00 o’clock a.m. and 4:00 o’clock p.m., at 301 JACKSON, Richmond,Tx 77469 , I will offer for sale and sell at public auction for cash, all the right, title and interest of KWOK WAH LAW. and , defendant, in and to said property. LOCATION: FORT BEND COUNTY TRAVIS BLDG 1ST FLR, 301 JACKSON RICHMOND, TX. 77469 DATE: MAY 7, 2019 TIME: APPROX. 11:00 AM BY: SERGEANT M. KUTACH

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 434TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on April 3, 2019 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS SAVITRI WASHlNGTON in Cause# 17-DCV245446 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 7th day of May, 2019, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the William B. Travis Building, First Floor Meeting Room. 30 I Jackson Street, Richmond,Texas, 77469-3108 of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property to wit: TRACT I: GEO: 28300400 I 0020/ 28300400 I 0020907 LOT 2 IN BLOCK I OF EAGLEWOOD SECTION FOUR (4), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO(S). 2 118/B AND 2119/A, BOTH OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on April 4, 2019 as the property of SAVITRI WASHINGTON to satisfy a judgment amounting to $13,887.34, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest. and attorney ‘s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; NORTH MISSION GLEN MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT; WEST KEEGANS BAYOU IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given under my hand on April 4, 2019. WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332

NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 248TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on April 3, 2019 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, ET AL VS. LLOYD PRESTON, JR, ET AL in Cause # 18-DCV -248050 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 7th day of May, 2019, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the William B. Travis Building, First Floor Meeting Room. 301 Jackson Street, Richmond,Texas, 77469-3108 of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 1938014706009, 1: GEO: 7225010060090907 LOT 9, IN BLOCK 6, IN SOUTHWEST CROSSING, SECTION 1, A SUBDIVISION IN HARRIS AND FORT BEND COUNTIES, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE NO. 560/A OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AND RECORDED IN VOLUME 3 15, PAGE 24 OF THE MAP RECORDS OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, SAID LOTS LYING WHOLLY IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on April 4, 2019 as the property of LLOYD PRESTON, JR., JACQUELINE FAYE PRESTON to satisfy a judgment amounting to $9,036.70, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; CITY OF HOUSTON, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND AND FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given under my hand on April 4, 2019. WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332

states her motivation to run: “This is for my child, for your child, for every child in the district.” Monica Riley (Pos.7) who had her seven children educated in the district, is herself a graduate of Willowridge High School. having been associated with the school campuses and district as a whole in various capacities, for over 20 years is confident of her role as a board of trustee because she has worked well with the past and present board members. “ I am confident I can work collaboratively to increase the transparency and ensure accountability is achieved in our district for the best interest of all children and our communities. Over 20 years, I have served my community as an education activist and student advocate. My active involvement earned me the recognition as a community leader and lead organizer for more equity in education, stronger and sustainable school programs, and enhanced community partnerships.” In 2006 she joined the FBISD staff as a seasoned Parent Educator for 12.5 years. She resigned from the position to fulfill “my divine purpose and respond to the call from the community for change! The community continues to suffer because of the lack of NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 458TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on April 3, 2019 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, ET AL VS. NANCY PO CHEUNG, ET AL in Cause #18-DCY-251183 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 7th day of May, 2019, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the William B. Travis Building, First Floor Meeting Room. 301 Jackson Street, Richmond,Texas, 77469-3108 of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property to wit: TRACT I: GEO: 8100020020560907 LOT 56, BLOCK 2. TOWNEWEST, SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN VOLUME 20, PAGE 9, OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on April 4, 2019 as the property of NANCY PO CHEUNG, TOWNEWEST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION. INC to satisfy a judgment amounting to $6,627.48, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT AND FORT BEND COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT # 05. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given under my hand on April 4, 2019.

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

WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332

City of Missouri City NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LOCATION/DATE: The City Council of the City of Missouri City will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the City Council Chambers – 2nd Floor, City Hall Building, 1522 Texas Parkway (FM-2234), Missouri City, Texas at 7:00 p.m. PURPOSE: To receive comments for or against a request by Eric Kot, KIPP Texas Public Schools to amend the regulations and restrictions of PD, Planned Development District #58 to allow for an educational place of assembly, to remove regulations and restrictions pertaining to a residential structure, and to extend the boundaries of the PD by rezoning an approximate 1.105 acre tract of land from I, Industrial; and to the extent such rezoning deviates from the Future Land Use and Character map of the Comprehensive Plan, to provide for an amendment therefrom. SITE LOCATION: The subject site is located north of the intersection of US 90A – South Main Street and S Gessner Road, south of Dixie Carpet, east of the intersection of Pike Road and S Gessner Road, and west of Ben E. Keith. SITE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The subject site can be described as being all of the Replat of Unrestricted Reserve “A”, Global Geophysical Industrial Park, being an addition in Fort Bend County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof recorded under plat no. 20110110 of plat records of Fort Bend County, Texas, same being comprised of all of Reserve “A-1” and all of Reserve “B-1” and all of Reserve “C-2” of Partial Replat Unrestricted Reserve “C” Gessner Road Commercial Park, Section 4, according to the map or plat thereof recorded under plat no. 20120031 of the plat records of Fort Bend County, Texas. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Additional information and a map of the subject site are available for review at City Hall, Missouri City, Texas on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call 281-403-8600 or email the Development Services Department-Planning Division at planning@missouricitytx.gov for further information.

transparency and a need for accountability in the district.” Tina Michie, a Hightower High School graduate in 2003, is involved in community service and she wants to ensure that every child gets the best education. Michie believes in equal opportunity for all schools and that every child is unique and has a unique set of skills. The Academic, Advanced and Honors programs helped Tina as she was in school, and believes they should be back in FBISD’s schools. Zoning, Tina believes boundaries should make sense, and a street right next to a school should be zoned for that school. CONSTABLE SALE Notice is hereby Given, that by virtue of a certain ORDER OF SALE Issued by the Clerk of the 240TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND County, on the 2ND day of APRIL, 2019, in a certain cause number 17-DCV-239967 wherein EAGLEWOOD HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC. plaintiff , and RUSSELL A. SMITH AND VICKY J. SMITH, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY defendant, in which cause a judgment was rendered on the 22ND day of JANUARY, 2019, in favor of the said plaintiff EAGLEWOOD HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC. against said defendant RUSSELL A. SMITH AND VICKY J. SMITH, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY, for the sum of $7,668.05 AS FOLLOWS: PAST DUE ASSESSMENTS $2,376.00; INTEREST $828.56, LEGAL FEES $3,798.01, COSTS/EXPENSES $665.48 ; ORDERED THAT SHOULD PLAINTIFF BE REQUIRED TO PURSUE POST-JUDGMENT FORECLOSURE, PLAINTIFF SHALL RECOVER FROM DEFENDANTS $1,500.00 IN ATTORNEY’S FEES AND FURTHER THE SUM OF $0.00, together with all costs of suit, I levied upon, and will, on the 7TH day of MAY, 2019 within legal hours, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the right, title and interest of RUSSELL A. SMITH AND VICKY J. SMITH, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY in and to the following described REAL property, levied upon as the property of RUSSELL A. SMITH AND VICKY J. SMITH, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY to wit: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT FIFTEEN (15), BLOCK TWO (2) OF EAGLEWOOD SECTION SIX (6), A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDS THEREOF RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NOS. 2291/A AND 2291/B OF THE MAP RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, AND MORE COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS 9506 FLYING EAGLE COURT, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77083 (THE “PROPERTY”) DATE OF SALE: MAY 7, 2019 TIME OF SALE: APPROX. 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: 301 Jackson Street, William Travis Building, 1ST Floor Meeting Room in the City of Richmond, Tx 77469 TERMS OF SALE: CASH CREDIT- $0.00 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judg ment for $7,668.05 AS FOLLOWS: PAST DUE ASSESSMENTS $2,376.00; INTEREST $828.56, LEGAL FEES $3,798.01, COSTS/ EXPENSES $665.48 ; ORDERED THAT SHOULD PLAINTIFF BE REQUIRED TO PURSUE POST-JUDGMENT FORECLOSURE, PLAINTIFF SHALL RECOVER FROM DEFENDANTS $1,500.00 IN ATTORNEY’S FEES AND FURTHER THE SUM OF $0.00 dollars, in favor of EAGLEWOOD HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC together with the costs of said suit, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332 DEPUTY NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 400TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on April 3, 2019 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS DEBORAH YU, ET AL in Cause# I8DCV-247960 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 7th day of May, 2019, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the William B. Travis Building, First Floor Meeting Room. 30 I Jackson Street, Richmond,Texas, 77469-3108 of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 8100010173900/ 8100010173900907 LOT 39, IN BLOCK 17, OF TOWNEWEST, SECTION I, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 16, PAGE I, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on April 4, 2019 as the property of DEBORAH YU, BELINDA POLA YU, TANG CHIH WEI, TOWNWEST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC to satisfy a judgment amounting to $ 10,511.58, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest. and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT # 2, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND, AND FORT BEND COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICT #5. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given under my hand on April 4, 2019. WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332


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AUTOMOBILE: Lexus LS 500

By BARBARA FULENWIDER In its first year the Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h introduced a new generation of luxury in its flagship sedan segment. For 2019, the LS got new safety features, updated technology and more available exterior and interior colors. Advanced safety systems now on all the 2019 LS add such standard equipment as daytime bicyclist detection and low-light pedestrian detection along with road sign assist and lane tracing assist. Road sign assist displays select road sign information in the instrument panel and lane tracing detects lane markings that puts the vehicle in the center of the lane. There is also a new lane change assist that determines if a safe lane change can be made and then steer the vehicle into the next lane if it is clear to do so. CONSTABLE SALE Notice is hereby Given, that by virtue of a certain ORDER OF SALE Issued by the Clerk of the 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND County, on the 1ST day of APRIL, 2019, in a certain cause number 14DCV-218369 wherein AVALON AT SEVEN MEADOWS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. plaintiff, and DALE A. LANGHAM defendant, in which cause a judgment was rendered on the 26TH day of AUGUST, 2015, in favor of the said plaintiff AVALON AT SEVEN MEADOWS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. against said defendant DALE A. LANGHAM, for the sum of $5,363.21; AS THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE ON THE ASSESSMENT ACCOUNT PROPERTY THAT IS SECURED BY THE PLAINTIFF’S LIEN ON THE PROPERTY AS OF THE DATE THE MOTION FOR DEFAULT WAS FILED; REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,285.50; $450.00 IN DEED RESTRICTION FINES AS THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE ON THE ASSESSMENT ACCOUNT OF THE 23102 STARLIGHT BEACH RD., KATY TX 77494 (PROPERTY) THAT IS NOT SECURED BY THE PLAINTIFF’S LIEN ON THE PROPERTY AS OF THE DATE THE MOTION FOR DEFAULT WAS FILED; ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY REASONABLE FEES AND COSTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,800.00; COSTS OF COURT IN THE AMOUNT OF $312.55 AND POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 5% PER ANNUM ON ALL AMOUNTS AWARDED IN THIS JUDGMENT, INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES, FROM THE DATE THIS JUDGMENT IS SIGNED UNTIL FULLY PAID., TOGETHER WITH THE INTEREST THAT MAY BE DUE THEREON, AND THE FURTHER SUM OF $312.55, together with all costs of suit, I levied upon, and will, on the 7TH day of MAY, 2019 within legal hours, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the right, title and interest of DALE A. LANGHAM in and to the following described Real property, levied upon as the property of DALE A. LANGHAM to wit: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT FIFTEEN (15), IN BLOCK FOUR (4), OF AVALON AT SEVEN MEADOWS, SECTION FIVE (5), AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT NO. 20050097, OF THE MAP/ PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 23102 STARLIGHT BEACH RD., KATY TEXAS 77494 DATE OF SALE: MAY 7, 2019 TIME OF SALE: APPROX. 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: 301 Jackson Street, William Travis Building, 1ST Floor Meeting Room in the City of Richmond, Tx 77469 TERMS OF SALE: CASH CREDIT- $0.00 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment for $5,363.21 ; AS THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE ON THE ASSESSMENT ACCOUNT PROPERTY THAT IS SECURED BY THE PLAINTIFF’S LIEN ON THE PROPERTY AS OF THE DATE THE MOTION FOR DEFAULT WAS FILED; REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,285.50; $450.00 IN DEED RESTRICTION FINES AS THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE ON THE ASSESSMENT ACCOUNT OF THE 23102 STARLIGHT BEACH RD., KATY TX 77494 (PROPERTY) THAT IS NOT SECURED BY THE PLAINTIFF’S LIEN ON THE PROPERTY AS OF THE DATE THE MOTION FOR DEFAULT WAS FILED; ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY REASONABLE FEES AND COSTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,800.00; COSTS OF COURT IN THE AMOUNT OF $312.55 AND POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 5% PER ANNUM ON ALL AMOUNTS AWARDED IN THIS JUDGMENT, INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES, FROM THE DATE THIS JUDGMENT IS SIGNED UNTIL FULLY PAID., TOGETHER WITH THE INTEREST THAT MAY BE DUE THEREON, AND THE FURTHER SUM OF $312.55 dollars, in favor of AVALON AT SEVEN MEADOWS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC together with the costs of said suit, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332 DEPUTY

All LS models for 2019 come standard with Apple CarPlay which allows guests to access their iPhone through the LS’s 12.3-inch dashboard display. Amazon Alexa integration has also been added. The 2019 Lexus LS has a bold design with a coupe-like silhouette. It offers two 19-inch wheel designs and three 20-inch wheel designs. Lexus vehicle dynamics integrated management system implements cooperative control of all available vehicle subsystems — anti-lock braking system, traction control, vehicle stability and electric power steering, variable gear ratio steering and dynamic rear steering to control basic longitudinal, lateral and vertical motion as well as yaw, roll and pitch. To further refine the ride quality, the LS offers an available air suspension system and the latest adaptive variable suspension which continually adjusts damping control in response to driving operations and road surface conditions. Lexus designed a 3.5-liter V6 engine specifically for the LS. This engine has an improved thermal efficiency coupled with twin turbochargers and makes 416 horsepower and 442 lbft of torque. It delivers a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds. The engine is paired to a 10-speed transmission. The 2019 LS Hybrid uses a multi stage hybrid system that combines a naturally aspirated CONSTABLE SALE Notice is hereby Given, that by virtue of a certain ORDER OF SALE Issued by the Clerk of the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND County, on the 3rd day of APRIL, 2019, in a certain cause number 18-DCV-248269 wherein LAKES OF BELLA TERRA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. plaintiff , and MINDI A. LITTLE defendant, in which cause a judgment was rendered on the 12TH day of OCTOBER, 2018, in favor of the said plaintiff LAKES OF BELLA TERRA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. against said defendant MINDI A. LITTLE, for the sum of JUDGMENT IN THE PRINCIPAL SUM OF $2,713.82 ; TOGETHER WITH INTEREST THEREON AT THE RATE OF 5% PER ANNUM FROM THE DATE OF JUDGMENT UNTIL PAID; THE ADDITIONAL SUM OF $2,591.20 FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES; ALL COSTS OF COURT HEREIN EXPENDED AND SAME SHALL BE JUDGED AGAINST THE DEFENDANT, MINDI A. LITTLE; POSTJUDGMENT INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 5% PER ANNUM ON THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE JUDGMENT AWARDED HEREIN FROM THE DATE HEREOF UNTIL PAID, TOGETHER WITH THE INTEREST THAT MAY BE DUE THEREON, AND FURTHER THE SUM OF $322.00, together with all costs of suit, I levied upon, and will, on the 7TH day of MAY, 2019 within legal hours, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the right, title and interest of MINDI A. LITTLE in and to the following described REAL property, levied upon as the property of MINDI A. LITTLE to wit: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 32, BLOCK 1, LAKES OF BELLA TERRA SECTION 16, AN ADDITION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT NO. 20120110 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (THE “PROPERTY”) DATE OF SALE: MAY 7, 2019 TIME OF SALE: APPROXIMATELY 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: 301 Jackson Street, William Travis Building, 1ST Floor Meeting Room in the City of Richmond, Tx 77469 TERMS OF SALE: CASH CREDIT- $0.00 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment for JUDGMENT IN THE PRINCIPAL SUM OF $2,713.82 ; TOGETHER WITH INTEREST THEREON AT THE RATE OF 5% PER ANNUM FROM THE DATE OF JUDGMENT UNTIL PAID; THE ADDITIONAL SUM OF $2,591.20 FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES; ALL COSTS OF COURT HEREIN EXPENDED AND SAME SHALL BE JUDGED AGAINST THE DEFENDANT, MINDI A. LITTLE; POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 5% PER ANNUM ON THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE JUDGMENT AWARDED HEREIN FROM THE DATE HEREOF UNTIL PAID, TOGETHER WITH THE INTEREST THAT MAY BE DUE THEREON, AND FURTHER THE SUM OF $322.00 dollars, in favor of LAKES OF BELLA TERRA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. together with the costs of said suit, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332 DEPUTY

Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with two electric motor/generators powered by a lithium-ion battery. Direct fuel injection and lightweight valvetrain components allow a 6,600-rpm redline. Combined system output of the internal combustion engine with the electric traction system provides 354 hp and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The LS has a 22.2-gallon fuel tank and EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25/33/28 (city/ highway/combined). The LS 500h RWD has a range of over 600 miles, depending on driving conditions and habits. On Executive models, Kiriko Glass ornamentation and available hand-folded pleats are on the door trim. Integrated into the LS 500’s cabin is the nextgeneration remote touch interface, designed to mimic smartphone operation and support handwritten input. In addition to its 12.3-inch wide navigation display, the LS can incorporate an optional 24-inch color heads-up display. Lexus also optimized the LS with considerable attention to the rear seat. There are options for heating and massage in addition to the Executive Package which adds a passenger-side seat that reclines up to 48 degrees. The test drive Lexus LS was the hybrid, which starts at $82,930. Extras, which included the Kiriko Glass, hiked the price to $118,185. The handling and process fee came in at $1,025 for a total of $1l9,210. It rides like a cloud, is quiet as can be and has a sleek exterior and handsome interior. The five-seater sedan is an ultra fine luxury vehicle. CONSTABLE SALE Notice is hereby Given, that by virtue of a certain ORDER OF SALE Issued by the Clerk of the 268TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court of FORT BEND County, on the 8TH day of MARCH, 2019, in a certain cause number 17-DCV-246532 wherein GRAND MEADOW HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. plaintiff , and FREDESWINDA R. DEGUIA defendant, in which cause a judgment was rendered on the 12TH day of MARCH, 2018, in favor of the said plaintiff GRAND MEADOW HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. against said defendant FREDESWINDA R. DEGUIA, for the sum of $2,619.31 AS PAST-DUE UNPAID ASSESSMENTS, INTEREST, LATE CHARGES, AND COSTS ; 2,842.10 AS ATTORNEY’S FEES; ALL COSTS OF COURT; RECOVER POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 5% PER ANNUM ON THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE JUDGMENT AWARDED HEREIN FROM THE DATE HEREOF UNTIL PAID., TOGETHER WITH THE INTEREST THAT MAY BE DUE THEREON, AND FURTHER THE SUM OF $326.00, together with all costs of suit, I levied upon, and will, on the 7TH day of MAY, 2019 within legal hours, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the right, title and interest of FREDESWINDA R. DEGUIA in and to the following described REAL property, levied upon as the property of FREDESWINDA R. DEGUIA to wit: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 1, BLOCK 1 OF GRAND MEADOW SECTION 2, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED UNDER PLAT NO. 20050246 OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (THE “PROPERTY”) DATE OF SALE: MAY 7, 2019 TIME OF SALE: APPROX. 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: 301 Jackson Street, William Travis Building, 1ST Floor Meeting Room in the City of Richmond, Tx 77469 TERMS OF SALE: CASH CREDIT- $500.00 The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judg ment for $2,619.31 AS PAST-DUE UNPAID ASSESSMENTS, INTEREST, LATE CHARGES, AND COSTS ; 2,842.10 AS ATTORNEY’S FEES; ALL COSTS OF COURT; RECOVER POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 5% PER ANNUM ON THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE JUDGMENT AWARDED HEREIN FROM THE DATE HEREOF UNTIL PAID., TOGETHER WITH THE INTEREST THAT MAY BE DUE THEREON, AND FURTHER THE SUM OF $326.00 dollars, in favor of GRAND MEADOW HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. together with the costs of said suit, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332 DEPUTY

Sugar Land Public Safety Dispatcher lands Top Texas Honors

Pictured (L-R) at the state conference are Public Safety Dispatch Director Shannon Price, Public Safety Dispatcher Sara Originales, Erika Stroud, Amy Patin and Public Safety Dispatcher Carrie Davis Public Safety Dispatcher Erika Stroud was recently selected as Texas’ best trainer -ensuring Sugar Land remains safer than ever before. Both the Texas Association of Public Safety Communications Officials and the Texas National Emergency Number Association recognized Stroud at this year’s Texas Public Safety conference. “Erika functions as a public safety dispatcher and is cross-trained in call-taking for all police, fire and EMS radio functions,” said Public Safety Dispatch Manager Amy Patin. “She performs the duties of a training operator and often oversees shift operations. Erika has high expectations for herself and her team and does whatever work is necessary to keep our citizens and responders safe. She understands the magnitude of our job and always plays a vital role in helping less experienced telecommunicators become proficient in their jobs.” With seconds making the difference between life, death and property loss, it’s often

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas has set a public hearing on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. for acceptance of the traffic control plan for Briarwood Crossing, Section 9, 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.

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Laura Richard Fort Bend County Clerk NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF FORT BEND By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable 268TH DISTRICT COURT of FORT BEND County on April 11, 2019 by the Clerk thereof, in the case of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT VS ANGELA LOUISE PROSSER, ET AL in Cause# 18-DCV -249165 and to me, as CONSTABLE directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, at 10:00 0’ Clock AM on the 7th day of May, 2019, which is the first Tuesday of said month, at the William B. Travis Building, First Floor Meeting Room. 301 Jackson Street, Richmond,Texas, 77469-3108 of said FORT BEND County, in the City of RICHMOND, Texas, the following described property to wit: TRACT 1: GEO: 3780070010080907 LOT 8, IN BLOCK 1, THE GROVE, SECTION 7, A SUBDIVISION IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SLIDE 6321A AND B OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Levied on April 15, 2019 as the property of ANGELA LOUISE PROSSER, ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, L.L.C. to satisfy a judgment amounting to $14,112.87, representing delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees through the date of judgment, plus all costs of court, costs of sale, and post judgment penalties and interest recoverable by law in favor of FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; PECAN GROVE MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, FORT BEND COUNTY, FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND, AND FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT; FORT BEND COUNTY GENERAL FUND AND FORT BEND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT. ALL BIDDERS MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 34.015 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. Given under my hand on April 15, 2019. WAYNE K. THOMPSON Constable Pct. 3 KATY, Texas By DAVID RIVERA #1332

quick decisions of unsung heroes like Stroud who play a decisive factor in the outcome of emergencies. Sugar Land’s public safety dispatchers quickly size up situations and allocate necessary resources to mitigate calls for help. They also provide critical instructions for callers to follow before help arrives. During the last year, Stroud took a lead role on a project to overhaul Sugar Land’s public safety dispatch training program and training manual, including adding new tools to help recruits learn the correct codes that make sure the right people and equipment quickly respond to emergencies. She prepares dispatchers to meet the high demands of the job. When citizens call for assistance, Stroud ensures the voices on the other end of the line are ready to help 24/7. Sugar Land trainees often say they learn a lot from Stroud during their time on the dispatch floor. She’s known as a tough but respected trainer who prepares her students for

the rigors of the job. The nature of a call for assistance determines the type of equipment and personnel needed to respond to an emergency. Stroud makes sure her recruits ask the right questions and all dispatchers understand basic operations of police and fire departments. It’s important because their ability to size up situations and allocate the appropriate resources during high stress incidents is crucial during emergencies. Stroud is also a member of the city’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team, a group that ensures first responders such as dispatchers have access to post-traumatic counseling resources. “Erika created an interactive mental health wall in our center which included articles, some specific to our profession, about how to keep yourself mentally healthy,” said Patin. “Erika has put in a lot of hard work to help make our center the best of the best. These awards come as no surprise to us.”

City of Missouri City NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LOCATION/DATE: The City Council of the City of Missouri City will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the City Council Chambers – 2nd Floor, City Hall Building, 1522 Texas Parkway (FM-2234), Missouri City, Texas at 7:00 p.m. PURPOSE: To receive comments for or against a request by Eric Kot, KIPP Texas Public Schools to amend the regulations and restrictions of PD, Planned Development District #58 to allow for an educational place of assembly, to remove regulations and restrictions pertaining to a residential structure, and to extend the boundaries of the PD by rezoning an approximate 1.105 acre tract of land from I, Industrial; and to the extent such rezoning deviates from the Future Land Use and Character map of the Comprehensive Plan, to provide for an amendment therefrom. SITE LOCATION: The subject site is located north of the intersection of US 90A – South Main Street and S Gessner Road, south of Dixie Carpet, east of the intersection of Pike Road and S Gessner Road, and west of Ben E. Keith. SITE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The subject site can be described as being all of the Replat of Unrestricted Reserve “A”, Global Geophysical Industrial Park, being an addition in Fort Bend County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof recorded under plat no. 20110110 of plat records of Fort Bend County, Texas, same being comprised of all of Reserve “A-1” and all of Reserve “B-1” and all of Reserve “C-2” of Partial Replat Unrestricted Reserve “C” Gessner Road Commercial Park, Section 4, according to the map or plat thereof recorded under plat no. 20120031 of the plat records of Fort Bend County, Texas. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Additional information and a map of the subject site are available for review at City Hall, Missouri City, Texas on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call 281-403-8600 or email the Development Services Department-Planning Division at planning@missouricitytx.gov for further information.

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Three Fort Bend ISD schools participate in 2019 Area UIL One-Act Play contests; two advance to regionals

Marshall High School Company of A Hatful of Rain •Maddy Marlowe, HonorStudents representing three Hatful of Rain, directed by able Mention All Star Cast, Fort Bend ISD high schools – Nancy Lynch At the area contest, students RPHS (6A) including Bush, Marshall and •Jazmine Weathers, HonorRidge Point – participated in from each of the three schools 2019 Area UIL One-Act Play also earned individual awards able Mention All Star Cast, contests on April 5 and earned in performance and technical MHS (5A) •Bryce Mitchell, Honorable theatre. Earning awards were: top awards. •Se’An Boatner, Best Ac- Mention All Star Cast, MHS Participating in the area 6A (5A) contest at San Jacinto College- tress, BHS (6A) During the UIL One-Act •Reece Grover, All Star Central were: Play contests, three schools •Bush High School – In the Cast, RPHS (6A) •Jonathan Hudson, All Star advance from each level of Blood, directed by Destynee competition until they reach Cast, MHS (5A) Miller and Michael Debose •Anthony Duran, Over- the regional contests where •Ridge Point High School – Kholstomer-The Story of all Outstanding Technician only two schools advance to state. a Horse, directed by Brook Award, BHS (6A) Individuals are welcome to •Ana Majano, Outstanding Aurand, Andrew Russell and come and support our theatre Technical Award, MHS (5A) Alexandria Novia •Nelson Nwachukw, Hon- students at the regional contest The Bush and Ridge Point groups earned Advancing orable Mention All Star Cast, on Saturday, April 13 at San Jacinto College-Central. The Awards and will compete at the BHS (6A) •Naomi Adams, Honorable competition begins at 12:30 regional 6A UIL One-Act Play contest to on Saturday, April Mention All Star Cast, BHS p.m. with back-to-back performances. Admission is $10. (6A) 13, at San Jacinto College. •James Cardwell, Honorable For more information, visit the Participating in the area 5A Mention All Star Cast, RPHS UIL website at www.uiltexas. contest at Lee College: org/theatre. •Marshall High School – A (6A)

Bush High School Regional Finalist Company of In the Blood

Ridge Point HS Regional Finalist Company of Kholstomer: The Story of a Horse

Stafford MSD announces campus teachers of the year The four Stafford MSD Campus Teachers of the Year are proud to represent their respective campuses. They are Social Studies, Science, English and ESL teachers. They are from Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, Mississippi and Ohio, respectively. Most importantly, they are Maricela Diaz (Stafford Elementary), Zenikka Nichols (Stafford Intermediate), Djuna Cole (Stafford Middle) and Nicole Herbert (Stafford High). On Thursday May 23, one of the four campuses teachers of the year will be selected as the 2018-19 Stafford MSD Teacher of the Year. Of the four Campus Teachers of the Year, Diaz has the most longevity with the District. She’s worked for Stafford MSD for the past 14 years. She has a Master’s Degree from Houston Baptist University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston. Diaz, who grew up in the small Rio Grande Valley city of Roma, recently watched

her first group of first graders graduate from Stafford High. She taught first grade for eight years, and has taught Kindergarten for the past eight. “I love my Kindergartners,” Diaz said. “I love teaching them how to read and seeing that light bulb go off.” During her time at Stafford Elementary, Diaz has gradually assumed more and more responsibility. She’s currently the campus’ ESL/Bilingual Coordinator. In addition to being a longtime SMSD employee, Diaz is a Stafford resident and the proud parent of two SMSD students. Nichols is in her fourth year as a Sixth Grade Science/ Social Studies teacher at Stafford Intermediate. Although she’s relatively new to public education, ‘teaching’ is nothing new for her. “When I graduated from Kindergarten in Clinton, Miss., the teacher asked the students, ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’,” Nichols said.

“For me, it was a teacher. I was always teaching. In Sunday School, as a teller. Four years ago, I was blessed to become a teacher in Stafford.” Nichols was working as the head teller for a bank in Hattiesburg, Miss. – where she had earned a Psychology degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She credits her faith with her move to Houston. “The Lord brought me to Houston,” Nichols said. “I came here on faith. I didn’t know anyone.” Nichols, who will soon be at the new Middle School campus when it opens, is currently working on a Master’s Degree from Houston Baptist University. Cole is in her fourth year teaching Seventh Grade English at Stafford Middle. She previously worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative. A native of Springfield, Ohio, Cole earned a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University and a Master’s De-

L to R Ready to celebrate the end of another successful school year is Joe Freudenberger, Laura Freudenberger, Linda Drummond Janice Knight and Donna Ferguson.

gree from Troy University in Alabama. “I love education and learning,” Cole said. “Coming to Stafford MSD was an unexpected blessing and opportunity. I believe in the power of the written word.” Herbert grew up in Houston, but she had ties to Houston as many of her cousins graduated from Stafford MSD. In addition, her fifth grade teacher in Houston was Don Jones, who came to Stafford MSD to work

as a Principal. Jones is now a member of the Stafford City Council. After graduating from Trinity University in San Antonio, Herbert worked as the lead high school sports writer for the Houston Chronicle. She would later work for an Oil & Gas Publication before working at two neighboring school districts. She’s in her fourth year at Stafford where she teaches freshman and sophomore Eng-

lish and ESL. She’s also the UIL Journalism Sponsor for Stafford High. “Stafford MSD has given me the chance to grow personally and professionally,” Herbert said. “We have a lot of opportunities to hone our craft and reach our students. I want to make sure every child knows they mean something, and I try to balance accountability with grace.”

Lamar CISD: OakBend Medical Center to present Surf’s Up The azaleas are in bloom, the wild flowers are out, the cold weather is gone. Time to hit the beach because “Surf’s Up!” OakBend Medical Center is the title sponsor for the 2019 Surf’s Up School’s Out, with the Triumphs, benefitting the Lamar Educational Awards foundation (L.E.A.F.). The dinner, dance and auction will be Friday, May 3 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Dinner is served from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with Commissioner Vincent Morales and Shorty Yeaman auctioning off 20 desserts immediately following. The dance starts at 9:00 p.m. with entertainment by Fort Bend County’s favorite party band, The Triumphs. Funds raised at Surf’s Up underwrite grants for Lamar CISD teachers. More than $451,000 was awarded by the L.E.A.F. “Grant Express” in 2018. Since 2000, L.E.A.F has awarded more than $3.8 million dollars in grants for innovative classroom project. Individual tickets are $25, which includes a chicken-fried steak dinner catered by Vincek’s. Reserved tables for eight are $250. For ticket information or to reserve tables for Surf’s Up, contact Janice Knight at 832-2230334 or online at www.leafgrants.org.


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NEWS Countdown to “Strike Out” Autism Child Advocates of Fort Bend expands Family Fun Day underway to meet increase in need for services

Pictured (L to R) are the Guerrero, Martinez and Airhart families getting a jump start to “Strike Out” Autism Family Fun Day with a visit with Skeeters Mascot, Swatson and Tyler Stamm, Sugar Land Skeeters General Manager. For details regarding event registration, game day tickets, volunteer or sponsorship opportunities visit www.hopeforthree.org/events Shhh! Listen. Can you hear it? It’s the steady, but increasingly sound of giggling and laughter as the muchanticipated Hope For Three Annual “Strike Out” Autism Family Fun Day draws near. The event, presented by Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation, will be held April 28 during opening weekend as the Sugar Land Skeeters take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. “Strike Out” Autism, in its 7th year, is a local event that culminates the worldwide campaign, April Autism Awareness Month. Hundreds of Hope For Three volunteers and more than 400 family

members living with autism converge upon Constellation Field to not only enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes, but also share in a family outing that is few and far between. Families will take part in various pre-game festivities including the infamous parade around the diamond, meet the players, lots of food, fun and fellowship with volunteer buddies. Every child on the spectrum and his/her sibling will be partnered with a volunteer while their caregivers enjoy a little adult time. Fort Bend County Judge, KP George will also be in attendance along with County

Mayors to proclaim April Autism Awareness Month. You can be part of this grand day of excitement and root on the home team by purchasing your $12 reserved stadium seat ticket at hopeforthree.org/events. Half of the ticket price is donated to Hope For Three. If purchasing on Skeeters web site, please enter code: H43 purchasing game day tickets. There are also opportunities to volunteer event day and sponsor a family of four for $150. Details are on the hopeforthree. org website or call 281-2450640. Hope For Three Autism Advocates. Providing Help. Creating Hope. Since 2011.

Central Fort Bend Chamber welcomes “Off the Vine Bistro, Restaurant & Bar”

Breaking ground on Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s new Davis George Campus are CAFB Board Members with representatives from The Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation, The George Foundation, Gulf Coast Medical Foundation, Sprint Waste and the Houston Endowment. Shown L to R are: Dave Johnston, Jim Lockwood, Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford, For The Children’s Sake Campaign Chair Nancy Olson, Valerie Golden, Jack H. Moore, Mike Smith, Lane Ward, Dave Nelson, Quynh-Anh McMahan, Tom McNutt, Ammie Blahuta, Tonyel Edwards, Jim McClellan and Child Advocates of Fort Bend Board President Pat Somers. On March 29th, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) broke ground on the new Davis George Campus at 5403 Avenue N in Rosenberg, TX. CAFB’s plans for expansion were driven by significant increases in the reporting of child abuse and referrals in Fort Bend County. In 2018, CAFB served 2,586 children and families whose lives were touched by abuse or neglect. This dramatic rise of 23% over the prior year forces many children to wait six to eight weeks to receive the therapy services they need. CAFB expects the number of families and children served will double in the next five years. To meet this demand, the campus will include 9,000 additional square feet to double the space needed for forensic interview rooms and therapy rooms. It will completely renovate its current 18,000 sq. feet and provide room for 25 additional staff and many more volunteer trainees. On the project is architect Gensler and project manager Darrell Roth of RMG. Forney Construction will begin construction this spring. CAFB will relocate its Children’s Advocacy

Center services to temporary offices at 6415 Reading Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471 and its Court Appointed Special Advocates Program and administrative offices to Fort Bend County Justice Center at 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, 2nd Floor, Richmond, TX 77469 during the building and renovation. “We are here so that no child falls through the cracks in Fort Bend County,” said Ruthanne Mefford, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Chief Executive Officer. “This newly remodeled and expanded building will ensure we can serve every child who needs our services now and into the future.” To fund construction and expanded operations, CAFB launched a Capital Campaign called For The Children’s Sake chaired by Nancy Olson with counsel from Dini Spheris. To date, CAFB has raised $5.9 million toward the campaign’s goal of $8 million. 100% of its Board of Directors have made a financial commitment. In late 2018, The George Foundation quietly kicked off the campaign with a $2 million grant commitment. Additional generous supporters

include The Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation, Houston Endowment, Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation, BGE, Sprint Waste, OCuSOFT, Gulf Coast Medical Foundation and Amegy Bank. “We need the community to step up now more than ever. I cannot think of a sector of our society who deserves attention more than abused and neglected children. A child who is brave enough to come forward and disclose abuse shouldn’t have to wait in line for help. We can’t have that in Fort Bend County,” said Olson. CAFB has a unique opportunity to receive a $1M matching grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Oklahoma if it raises $1.4 million in community support in the next nine months, essentially doubling the impact of every donation from now until the match is completed. For more information about the campaign or to learn about potential naming opportunities on the new campus, please contact Jessica Jubin, Development Officer & Campaign Manager jjubin@cafb.org (281) 344-5136.

FBISD approves resolution supporting legislation related to Sugar Land 95

Namita Asthana with some of options. The Central Fort Bend Chamber welcomed new member Off the Vine Bistro, Restaurant & Wine Bar with a ribbon cutting

her pre-order prepared meal on April 4th. Owner Namita Asthana greeted guests in a casual bistro atmosphere with a variety of wines, potato pops, spiced

meatballs and salmon puffs. She also showcased the variety of prepared meals that she has available for pre-order. Customers can special order prepared, fully cooked meals in advance for the week (minimum order of 3 meals) and not worry about messing up the kitchen at home. All meals are made with fresh ingredients and filled with flavor…. Pure. Fresh. Local. In addition to their standard menu, Off the Vine offers patrons a vegan menu that is full of tasty choices for all courses of the meal. The restaurant opened its doors 4 years ago and enjoys providing patrons with wine dinner events, a wine club with a variety of wines from all over the world, catering and venue rental/reservations. Off the Vine Bistro, Restaurant & Bar is located at 2865 Dulles Avenue in Missouri City. To view their menu, visit www. offthevinebistro.com. Off the Vine is open for dinner Monday through Saturday 5-9pm, lunch Friday through Saturday 11:30a.m – 2:30p.m, Happy Hour on weekdays 5pm – 7pm, open for brunch on Sunday 10a.m – 2p.m. Call 281.242.4186 to make your reservation to experience Off the Vine Bistro, Restaurant and Bar!

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees has adopted a resolution in support of House Bill 4179, which would amend a state statute to allow Fort Bend County to own and operate the abandoned cemetery discovered during construction of FBISD’s James Reese Career and Technical Center. “Fort Bend ISD is hopeful that the passage of this legislation will allow us to move forward in collaborative efforts to memorialize the 95 individuals discovered at the site of the James Reese Career and Technical Center,” said FBISD Board President Jason Burdine. “We are appreciative of Fort Bend County and the City of Sugar Land for their willingness to partner with us in this journey.” The Board action comes just days after Fort Bend ISD’s Chief Communications Officer Veronica Sopher and General Counsel Rob Scamardo testified to the House Committee on County Affairs in support of the legislation. Currently, the Texas Health and Safety Code allows cities and smaller counties to own and operate cemeteries. House Bill 4179, filed by State Representative Rick Miller, would allow counties with a population of more than 550,000 that

border a county with a population of more than 3.3 million to own, operate, and maintain a cemetery. During the April 8 Board meeting, the FBISD Board also received an update on the District’s work to represent local history within the District’s student-centered curriculum, including history about the abandoned cemetery. “From the beginning, Fort Bend ISD has recognized that this discovery is of a great historical significance. We remain committed to teaching future generations about this important piece of local his-

tory in a way that encourages critical thinking and appropriate reflection,” said FBISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre. “This discovery gives our FBISD students a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the realities of the convict-leasing system. We are excited that our students will directly benefit from this historic discovery,” said Dupre. For more background information on the discovery of the historic cemetery, visit www. fortbendisd.com/historiccemetery.

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