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&ORT"END#OMMISSIONERTENDSTOSEVERALITEMS "EGINS%-3FACILITYSELLSSURPLUSELECTIONBOOTHCONTROLLERS PAYSJURORSONTHEDATEOFSERVICEANDCHOOSES#!$REPRESENTATIVE By Cheryl Skinner In a short but productive commissioner’s court session, the court voted to fund the design phase of the newest Emergency Medical Service facility; chose the official representative for the county’s representation on the Central Appraisal District; and agreed to sell 20 election booth controllers to an adjoining county. The court also approved a request to pay jurors on the date of service in cash. Commissioners voted unanimously to pay Bass Construction Company, Inc., $153,000 for the design phase work on the EMS Medic One facility. In previous court sessions the commissioners have been vocal in their opinion

the facility should be sturdier than the metal building one of the Richmond facility now has. The court also voted unanimously to authorize the sale of 20 Judge Booth Controllers to Brazoria County in an amount of $1,400 each, for use with electronic voting equipment. Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers pointed out that the opportunity to sell the $28,000 in surplus equipment was feasible because Brazoria County uses the same type of election equipment as that of Fort Bend County. County Judge Bob Hebert said not only would the county recoup funds for the equipment not needed, it would free up storage that could better

be used for other purposes. After a lot of good-hearted ribbing about their choice for county representative on the 2010-2011 term of the Fort Bend Appraisal District’s Board, the court chose Lee Duggan to once again serve in representation of the county. Hebert said he once served on a school board and thought that had to be the most thankless position there was, but he thought being on the CAD board might be worse. The court commended Duggan for the service he has already rendered. In addition to this, the commissioners agreed to allow the Fort Bend County District Clerk to begin paying jurors out of a petty cash fund on the day they

3TAFFORDRECEIVESNOTICEOFPOSSIBLE LAWSUITAGAINSTCITYANDPOLICE By Cheryl Skinner The City of Stafford acknowledged they had been notified that the family of a man killed by a Stafford officer intended to file a lawsuit against the City of Stafford, its Chief of Police, and

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one of its police officers in connection with the death of Aaron Hobart. Stafford city officials said that both the city and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office conducted “comprehensive investigations of the facts and circumstances surrounding Hobart’s death.� Following these investigations, the case was taken before a Fort Bend County Grand Jury

show up for service. County Auditor Ed Sturdivant said his office had set up controls to make sure the funds were accounted for. Pct. 4 Commissioner James Patterson asked if that meant the juror just signed a piece of paper and was paid $7. Sturdivant said basically that would be the case, only jurors are only paid $6. Pct. 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage said the good thing about giving jurors the $6 on the date of service is that most will likely spend the money in Richmond on that same date. Hebert said anything the county could do to speed up the process was good.

By Cheryl Skinner First Colony residents are starting to grow concerned about an infiltration of feral hogs that are wreaking havoc on yards and vegetations as the wild pigs forage for food on well groomed lawns. “We don’t want them killed, but we do hope they can be trapped and relocated,� says Kelly Reynolds, one of the many residents concerned about the recent appearance of the wild creatures. Reynolds says she believes that recent construction and clearing work done at a levee has rooted out the hogs and their tiny offspring, who now roam freely across lawns in the subdivision. “We’ve seen a couple of groups of hogs with 25 or more in the group,� Reynolds says. The city of Sugar Land has called in a trapper, but residents say so far he hasn’t made much of a dent in the roaming population of pigs. They say the city is now

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,AMAR#)3$UPHOLDS BUSDRIVERSTERMINATION The Lamar Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees upheld the administration’s recommendation for the termination of Paula Fyles, a district bus driver last week. Fyles was terminated after leading children in cheers while the bus was in motion. A Level III grievance hearing was held in open session on Thursday, October 15 at the request of Fyles, who was seek-

ing reinstatement as a district bus driver. During her testimony, Fyles admitted wrongdoing in taking her hands off the steering wheel on several occasions while transporting students and talking to students in an unprofessional manner. Following Fyles’ testimony, a 3-minute clip from the videorecording on the bus was shown See BUS DRIVER, page 8

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for review and ultimately after reviewing the case, the Grand Jury found the officer’s actions were justified, officials noted. In a press release issued by the city, officials noted that all of the investigations have revealed that the Hobart family called the Stafford Police Department and requested assistance because both parents realized Aaron Hobart was a danger to himself, his See LAWSUIT, page 8

.ATIONALMARKETINGCAMPAIGNTOFOCUS ONATTRACTINGNEWBUSINESSTO&ORT"END By Cheryl Skinner The Fort Bend Economic Development Council announced last week that a group of “stakeholders� in Fort Bend County recently launched a national marketing and branding campaign aimed at attracting new business to the county. The five-year campaign, which is funded by a variety of public and private entities, will educate its target market about the facts of Fort Bend that make it a premier place to work, live and play. “There are many quantifiable facts about Fort Bend County

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Ballinger memories.....Your high school reunion is the one place you can’t lie about your age. Everyone else there is the same age (approximately)! I attended my 50th class reunion of the Class of 1959 at Ballinger High School this past weekend. I was surprised at the number of us who are already gone. Out of a senior class of 50, 16 have died, four women and 12 men. I don’t know why that surprises me as we are of the age to start dropping, but I guess since I am still around, I just thought everybody else would be also. Our old high school has been

demolished and a new one built, not even on the same location lending a lack of nostalgia to the whole event. We met at a restaurant for lunch, the country club for breakfast and a dinner, and a local couple’s country place for Sunday brunch. With all of those events and a Friday night football game, which we almost won, we saw each other almost every hour of the weekend. I think we enjoyed it, but were ready to leave. During the reminiscing, some people remembered the following story. It was too beautiful a Spring day at BHS back in 1956 to be

inside at school. One escape existed. It was ASSEMBLY day. Assembly day was when each student paid 25 cents, gathered in the auditorium, and watched some traveling medicine show. The traveling medicine show may be an exaggeration, but let’s face it--Ballinger was not on the A list entertainment tour. No matter what kind of entertainment existed on stage during the assemblies, the 25 cents was worth getting to miss class. I had been going to Ballinger High School almost one year, and I thought I had figured out a way to game the system. I told several of my starched petticoated friends to buy a ticket so we could get out of class. My plan was for us to go immediately to the downstairs girl’s restroom, wait until everyone was in Assembly, then make our break. We would sneak off to .... probably smoke....and since the teachers didn’t take roll in every

3TEVE'RIFlTHNAMEDASSISTANT#ITY-ANAGER C i t y Manager Allen Bogard promoted Police Chief Steve Griffith to the newly created position of Assistant City 3TEVE'RIFlTH Manager for Public Safety, effective Oct. 19. In his new position, Griffith will oversee Police, Fire, Emergency Management, Public Safety Communication (Dispatch) and Sugar Land Regional Airport. Steve Griffith is a Houstonarea native and has more than 32 years of public sector experience. He served as Sugar Land’s police chief for more than four

years before his promotion to assistant city manager. Griffith was police chief for the City of San Marcos from 1998 to 2003; the City of West University from 1987 to 1998 and spent eight years with the Bellaire Police Department, where he served in the positions of captain, lieutenant, patrol sergeant and senior patrol officer. From 1976 until 1979, he was employed by the University of Houston as a patrol officer. He is a member of the International Association of Chief of Police, the Texas Police Chief’s Association, Texas Police Association and Harris County Area Chief of Police Association. In late 2007, Griffith accepted a request by

Governor Rick Perry to serve as a Commissioner on the Board of Commissioners for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). Griffith is actively involved in the Sugar Land community. He serves on the board of the Fort Bend Council on Substance Abuse. He also is a member of the Sugar Land Exchange Club as well as a past chairman of the board of directors for the Texas Special Olympics, to include serving as co-chairman of the summer games. Griffith is currently serving a second term on the board of directors for Texas Special Olympics. He and his wife, Wendy, have two sons.

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Police Chief Doug Brinkley effective Oct. 19. to the position of Police Chief, “Doug has been serving as the Interim Chief for the past six months, and during that time he has done an excellent job of pro!$).).'!$).).'! viding leadership in the Police Department,â€? said Griffith. Prior to joining SLPD in 2005, Brinkley spent approximately 14 years with the Grand Rapids Police Department in Michigan and two years with the Detroit Police Department. He has also served eight years in the United States Army Reserve. STEAK • SEAFOOD • CHICKEN • PASTA Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management LIVE MUSIC FRI. & SAT. from the University of Phoenix PRIVATE ROOMS AVAILABLE and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police s#OMETRYTHEBEST,ATIN#UISINE and the FBI National Academy. s!BLENDOF)TALIAN3OUTH!MERICAN Brinkley is a member of the s,IVE-USICONWEEKENDS International Association of PLUSALITTLESALSAMUSICANDDANCEmOOR Chiefs of Police, the National s3ERVING,UNCH$INNER Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Texas Police Chief’s Association. ,UNCH4 & s$INNER- 3AT 0AELLA4HURSDAY.IGHTs7INE$INNERS

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refinery and fire alarms for the town and surrounding area. From May of 1956 to September of 1967, the old vacated building became the local union hall. Note a large cement dome on the ground to the right of the building. This was a sediment tank for the refinery and town water system. Sugar Land was known for its excellent water drawn from deep artesian wells. Beginning in 1925, Luke Thompson, who managed the water system and headed the volunteer fire department, lived in 0ICTUREDISTHEPOWERSTEAMPLANTIN the house on the left, just across Main Street Bridge . many moves. The policy stated Sugar Land was a great place that if you stayed in your house, to live and work, so few houses your rent would never increase ever became vacant, and the wait- unless you asked for some sort of ing list for a better one was long. improvement. A vacant house, due to death Mr. Thompson took advantage or a move from town, began a of this rule. His initial rent in 1925 complicated shift of families was $35.00 and never increased. upgrading their domiciles. In Thirty-four years later, in 1959, an effort to control the chaos, he was paying even less – only the company decided to put in $33.00! At that point in time he place a policy hoping to curtail so bought the house from Imperial.

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Departments ;7) Clean City; 8) Excellent Public Schools; 9) Diversity; 10) Landscaping; 11) Green Areas; 12) Mobility; 13) City Hall; 14) Red, White and Bluefest; 15) Animal Shelter; 16) Imperial Sugar Refinery; 17) Waterways; 18) Stephen F. Austin Statue in Town Square Fountain; 19) Small City Feel; 20) Movies Under the Moon; 21) Lakeview Elementary Auditorium; 22) Memorial Park; 23) Memorial Park; 24) Numerous Hospitals; 25) Dulles High School; 26) Treelined streets; 27) Interesting City History; 28) Ice Skating Rink; 29) Chinese Hotline; 30) Sugar Land RegionalAirport; 31)U of H - Sugar Land/ Wharton County Junior College; 32) Mercer Stadium; 33) AMC Movie Theater; 34) First Colony Library; 35) Sugar Land Branch Library; 36) Citizen Communications; 37) Dragon Boat Races; 38) Chili Cook off; 39) Wildlife; 40) Water Towers; 41) Volunteer Opportunities; 42) Good Veterinarians; 43) Lots of Sidewalks; 44) Well Maintained Roads; 45) Night Life; 46) History written out on Town Square Plaza; 47) Health clubs and gyms; 48) Concerts in the Park; 49) Nice Neighborhoods; and 50) Community Response to Hurricane Ike.

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our residents currently enjoy, but we want to ensure that we continue on the right track. I respectfully ask our citizens to take 15 minutes to answer the survey questions, if called.� The survey will offer direct feedback from residents throughout the City on customer service in such areas as water bill questions, response to water and sewer service and police and fire safety in the community. There also are questions on city services such as recreational, utility, code enforcement, waste management and communications with residents. Quality of life questions will inquire about the condition of neighborhoods and Sugar Land’s appeal as a place to life. Survey calls will read “Creative Consumer Research� on caller ID equipment. Residents who have questions about the survey process may call (281) 275-2328 at City Hall for further information. Results of the survey should be available early next year. The data from the survey will be used to review and evaluate current City services for continued improvement.

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out the City on customer service in such areas as water bill questions, response to water and sewer service and police and fire safety in the community. There also are questions on city services such as recreational, utility, code enforcement, waste management and communications with residents. Quality of life questions will inquire about the condition of neighborhoods and Sugar Land’s appeal as a place to life. Survey calls will read “Creative Consumer Research� on caller ID equipment. Residents who have questions about the survey process may call (281) 275-2328 at City Hall for further information. Results of the survey should be available early next year. The data from the survey will be used to review and evaluate current City services for continued improvement.

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In the next week, Sugar Land residents may receive a phone call asking about their satisfaction with City programs and services. The City of Sugar Land is continuing its citywide, every two-year telephone survey program conducted by Creative Consumer Research, an independent research firm based in Fort Bend County. The statistically valid and random telephone survey will take about two weeks. “We conduct this survey every two years,� said City Manager Allen Bogard. “We are proud of the level and quality of services and programs our residents currently enjoy, but we want to ensure that we continue on the right track. I respectfully ask our citizens to take 15 minutes to answer the survey questions, if called.� The survey will offer direct feedback from residents through-

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and Staff Services components of our organization. Larry is unique because he always provides honest and unbiased perspectives. Within this facet of our organization, these core competencies help us to maintain the high performance service delivery we afford our citizens.â&#x20AC;? The department also continues to attract the best and brightest officers to serve our residents. Missouri Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest captain, Geneane Merritt, was chosen from a nationwide pool of eight candidates. She will oversee the Criminal Investigations Division and is an exemplary law-enforcement officer with a proven track record working and supervising criminal cases. MCPD is also pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Berezin to Captain. A 20-year seasoned veteran, Berezin will have

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-ISSOURI#ITYS#RIME 6ICTIM,IAISON4ONI3LUSSER READSSOMELITERATURE Over the past five years, Missouri Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crime Victim Liaison has used her expertise and empathy to help more than 3,500 residents help themselves. She tirelessly assists people who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, robbery and other crimes and provides them with the information, resources and referrals to get help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toni brings a unique skill set to the table in that she was a certified police officer in the Missouri City Police Department for years, so sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on the front lines of policing, seeing trauma firsthand and dealing with it,â&#x20AC;? said Assistant Chief Larry Capps, who directs Slusser in her role. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toni is like the gatekeeperâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the issues come to her and she opens the door to help people get on the right track at the right time. Having a full-time crime victim liaison is a tremendous asset for the department, community and officers.â&#x20AC;? Historically, Slusserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role had been filled by detectives, who were struggling to aid victims

on a part-time basis while still fulfilling their primary duties. Determined to provide a fulltime advocate to victims and to ease the strain the dual jobs put on their officers, departmental officials made a commitment to seek funding for a crime victim liaison. "Five years ago we got our first [Victims of Crime Act] grant through the HoustonGalveston Area Council,â&#x20AC;? a conduit between local governments and the State, Capps said. Since then, Missouri City has successfully gone through four competitive application processes and has been awarded grants totaling more than $200,000 to fund the crime victim liaison position. The police department recently received this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allocation of $46,000 and matched about $11,000 of the grant to complete a total compensation package. Asst. Chief Capps authored the grant application and is pleased with the level of services it has allowed the department to provide.

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...of this extremist, radical president. Please bring back Bill Clinton and a responsible congress. You know, like the conservatives that balanced the budget in the 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. A stained blue dress, lying about material information in a civil lawsuit, aerial bombing of aspirin factories, lost Rose Law Firm billing records, granting presidential pardons to fugitives from justice, Whitewater investigations, etc., etc. For a complete list of President Clintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crime family go to www.ClintonMemorialLibrary.com. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take any or all of this over this current inexperienced lackey. I watched the governor from Arkansas debate Jerry Brown and the rest of the democratic primary contenders in 1991-92 and at the end of the debate said to myself, that Clinton guy never answered one question with a straight answer. Lo and behold he was the democratâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pick where he followed up with, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will have the

most ethical administration ever.â&#x20AC;? Really? All throughout Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will have the most transparent administration in history.â&#x20AC;? Really? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recall Bush â&#x20AC;&#x153;43â&#x20AC;? ever making any of these types of promises. Even Bush 41â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s promise of no new taxes was more of a pocketbook issue. Clinton and Obama assert these ethical-type promises with the insinuation that the previous administration was just the opposite. This president hires radical, extremists to serve as czars that are not confirmed by the Senate but serve at his pleasure. Obama goes on five Sunday morning news shows and refuses to be interviewed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. Then, this past week, the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief of staff and his chief advisor, both make appearances on news shows to opine that Fox News is not a news organization but â&#x20AC;&#x153;se-

lects its news for ratings!â&#x20AC;? Are these people serious? If something â&#x20AC;&#x153;bigâ&#x20AC;? happened in Fort Bend County and the county judge would not return our reporterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone calls but talked to every other local media, I would call that abuse of his office. Obama has a problem telling the truth (or completing sentences). When he said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficit either now or in the future - period.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He left off, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;without adding taxes that hopefully offset the INCREASES in the budget.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Can you believe this guy? One or two trillion dollars on new health care spending will be offset by a trillion or two dollars in new taxes. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard me say before... We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford this! First they will immediately cut Medicare $500 billion and raise taxes another $500 billion, but they will not spend a penny in any new health care spending for the first 3-4 years. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called front loading the taxes and back loading the spending. Nice trick to lower the â&#x20AC;&#x153;apparent costâ&#x20AC;? from Congressional Budget Office scoring that only covers years one through ten. They just wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell you what the cost will be in years 11-20. Hardly transparent.

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In response to Sheila Finchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter on 10-07-09, thank you for reading my opinion Sheila, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry if my language is insulting to you. I figure those most appalled by my language are my high school English teachers and my former English teacher now newspaper publisher mother. Maybe you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t read her column. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m one of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;mean kidsâ&#x20AC;? she refers to frequently, much to my chagrin. The proposed Obamacare and his desire for an ultimate â&#x20AC;&#x153;single-payer sytemâ&#x20AC;? is socialized medicine. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry if that language is insulting. As far as my use of liberal fascist, these are not contradictory terms. Here is a definition of fascism, â&#x20AC;&#x153;political regime, having totalitarian aspirations, ideologically based on centralized government, government control of business, repression of criticism or opposition, a leader cult and exalting the state and/or religion above individual rights.â&#x20AC;? Maybe you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the current state of our country, Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intentions, journalism and the mainstream media coverage of the Obama Administration. The government under Obama has taken over GM and Chrysler and fired their CEOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The president fired the CEO of a publicly traded

company! Obama has shut down hundreds of profitable car dealerships, taken over huge national banks, hired a pay czar and treats dissent as an enemies list. Sheila, now 536 men and women want to control one-fifth of our economy and control it from a central location - Washington D.C. They want to craft this juggernaut behind closed doors. That is hardly transparent. If followers of his regime are liberal, they are liberal fascists. There is an entire book on this subject by Jonah

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Reynolds says she has heard reports of similar wildlife problems in Avalon and University Park near University of Houston/Sugar Land. Another reporter said she has heard of problems with feral hogs in Sienna Plantation this year. Hogs, like deer, coyotes and other small wildlife, are being displaced from their natural feeding grounds by developments and road work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know they are just trying to survive but they are totally destroying the yards and landscaping. We are also concerned about the neighborhood children being out during Halloween. We just want them removed for everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s benefit,â&#x20AC;? Reynolds said. According to several studies by the State of Texas, the Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; feral hog population has exploded over the past 20 years and so has the damage the pigs do to agriculture and property.

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The investigation was initiated by a parent report. The student Fyles threatened told his mother, who then contacted the school district. In reviewing the tape, Fyles was clearly in violation of district training for all bus drivers by taking her hands off the wheel while the bus was in motion, LCISD officials said.

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same year. She found that her natural talents were a perfect fit for the job, and she enjoyed the friendly perks of working with a great group of people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy staying in touch with my clients and keeping updated on their homes and their families. Staying in communication with the client is vitally important to success, both while you are working with them, and after.â&#x20AC;? Nikki Owen, manager of the Sugar Land office, said Truitt sets

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her goals and tenaciously pursues them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kim is very motivated to assist clients and makes the process as seamless as possible for them,â&#x20AC;? Owen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has total dedication to her clients. Forty hours a week is a part-time job in this business. It takes much more than that. Kim understands that completely.â&#x20AC;? For information about Sugar Land real estate, contact Kim Truitt at 281-980-5050 or e-mail kim@kimtruitt.com.

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9EAR OVER YEARSINGLE FAMILYHOMESALESSOAR PERCENTANDMEDIANPRICEEDGESUPFURTHER According to the latest monthly data compiled by the Houston Association of REALTORSÂŽ (HAR), September volume of single-family home sales across the greater Houston area rose 32.0 percent compared to September 2008. Total property sales climbed 30.4 percent in September on a year-over-year basis. The increases come on the heels of gradual improvements to the local housing market resulting from an influx of first-time home buyers who have taken advantage of the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $8,000 tax credit that expires at midnight on November 30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is wonderful to see such a positive monthly report for the Houston real estate mar-

ket, but stacking these numbers up against a month in which Hurricane Ike devastated the local real estate industry and many other businesses is a bit unfair,â&#x20AC;? said Vicki Fullerton, HAR chair and broker of record at RE/MAX of The Woodlands & Spring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nonetheless, we had recently begun to see indicators suggesting that we are working our way out of the market downturn and we expect to see continued improvement.â&#x20AC;? Read full story at HAR.com Realtors This is your area for news and press releases be sure to send your articles to realestateads@fortbendstar.com


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&ORT"END)3$TOHOST!CADEMY%XPO/CTOBER Fort Bend ISD will host an Academy Expo on Monday, October 26, from 6:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 p.m. at Wheeler Field House (located at 16403 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land adjacent to Mercer Stadium). The district is continuing its plans for a comprehensive academy program to be housed in

each of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high schools, as well as select middle schools, over the next few years. Academies are personalized, small learning communities that function within a larger high school with a mixture of career and academic classes offered to students. Enrollment of approxi-

mately 400 students is eventually anticipated for each academy. Students attending academies generally take more advanced courses in their areas of specialization and have the opportunity to earn college credit. The event will give current fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth-

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DENTAL ASSISTANT For a Pedo/Ortho practice In Sugar Land 3 yrs + experience required. Must be career minded, Energetic professional with great communication skills. Call 713-272-0036 or email resume to: yvette@happysmiles4kids.com

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Sealed submittals (one original and five copies), addressed to the City Secretary Office of the City of Sugar Land, Texas, will be received until 2:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2009, for:

PERMANENT ZONING 124.206 ACRES TELFAIR TRACT FIVE SOUTH OF U.S. 59 AND WEST OF DITCH H

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 2010-01 RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE CONSULTANT

TO STANDARD SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1) DISTRICT

Submissions shall be appropriately marked in the upper left hand corner as follows:

PURPOSE: ONE (1) PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE HELD AT WHICH ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE PROPOSED PERMANENT ZONING SHALL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD.

The City reserves the right to revise or amend the specifications prior to the date set for opening of submittals. Such revisions or amendments, if any, will be announced by addenda or addendum to the specifications. Copies of such addenda so issued will be furnished to all prospective submitters and may or may not affect the submission opening date. The City of Sugar Land reserves the right to reject any and all submissions and to waive informalities in submittals received. The award will be made based on a panel evaluation of submittals received.

WHERE:

CITY OF SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH

WHEN:

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING 6:30 P.M., NOVEMBER 10, 2009

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED ZONING MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND PLANNING OFFICE AT (281) 275-2218 OR BY EMAIL AT PLANNING@SUGARLANDTX. GOV. THE PLANNING OFFICE IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CLOCK A.M. TO 5:00 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CLOCK P.M., AND IS LOCATED AT CITY HALL, 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WISH TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO GO OVER ADDITIONAL DETAILS IN PERSON. Vicinity Map:

Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary

The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing an Invitation for Bids for the following: IFB #082-10 PAVEMENT MARKINGS SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION SERVICES Scope: The City intends to hire a general contractor (s) to provide all materials and labor to perform turnkey on-call installation and repairs of pavement markings at various locations on City-owned roadways within the City Limits of Missouri City. Bid responses will be accepted until 2:00 P.M. local time November 2, 2009 and then opened. Bid packages are available beginning October 14th from the Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, in Missouri City, by calling (281) 403-8612. Bids must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Bids must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Bids marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Bids are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, Cajun Self Storage LLC, 2935 FM 521 Fresno, TX 77545, Phone 281-431-2819, will hold a public auction to satisfy Landlordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lien. Each of the following units is stated as having Household/Church, General Misc. items. The auction will be held @ 12:00 pm on Saturday November 14, 2009. The units to be auctioned are Apostolic Faith Tabernacle aka Dennis Williams Units C-75 ANDC- C-84, RB Construction Management aka Belinda D. Simmons Battle Units C-79 AND C-80, Ida Rush Unit C-86 and Vincent Garza Unit B-95. Cajun Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All successful bidders shall take possession and remove contents of the unit immediately. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND MUST BE PAID IN CASH ONLY.

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For a Pedo/Ortho practice In Sugar Land 3 yrs + experience required. Must be career minded, Energetic professional with great communication skills. Bilingual a plus (Spanish / Vietnamese) Call 713-272-0036 or email resume to: yvette@happysmiles4kids.com

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For questions regarding this request for qualifications, please contact Todd Reed, Purchasing Manager, telephone number (281) 2752734 or email treed@sugarlandtx.gov.

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Specifications and required documents may be secured from City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, or by registering at https://www.bidsync.com. Registration is free. All qualification documents, amendments, and other information relating to this request for qualifications will be posted on this site.

the fall of their ninth-grade year. For general information about the academy programs, please call 281-634-1129 or email Jeannette. Spain@fortbendisd.com. For updated information about the Academy Programs, go to the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at: www. fortbendisd.com..

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Local Real Estate Investment firm, Texans Fine Properties, LLC is seeking individuals to provide Private Money for purchase of local single family homes. Homes will be renovated, leased and managed by Texas Fine Properties LLC. Your investment secured by Contract for Deed. Your investment would average 75% or less of the current market value of the renovated home. Repayment terms to meet any needs. Better rate of return than your CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are paying. If interested contact Basil Housewright (281) 277-7800 or (281) 787-4302.

CITY OF SUGAR LAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Signed and sealed submittals shall be delivered to the City Secretary Office, on or before 2:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2009, City of Sugar Land, City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. All submissions received after the appointed time shall be returned to bidder unopened. Notice of the award of contract shall be given by the City within one hundred and twenty (120) days following the date for the opening of submittals.

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present a brief update about the academies and the application process. Students and families who are not able to attend the Academy Expo may obtain an application packet from their guidance counselor. Also, freshmen may still apply to academies during

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grade students and their parents and/or guardians the opportunity to learn about the academies and the application process, and current tenth-grade students and their parents will be able to learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Academy. Representatives from each of the schools will

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*CADNET Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the above classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.

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2004 Honda Accord Sedan Black pearl exterior, camel cloth interior, excellent condition, non-smoker, one owner, garaged, full maint records, premium wheels, no wrecks or fender-benders, mostly highway miles, great family/college/high. $10,700. Call 281-413-6393

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2007 Ford Edge SE A60694 3.5L-6cyl, power windows & locks, cruise, front buckets, keyless entry, power sunroof, tilt, AM/FM/CD $19,988. Call 888-460-3199.

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2008 Honda Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Auto EX-L- This baby is loaded - black with Ivory leather interior, 3.5L 6-cylinder with automatic transmission and very low miles, power seats, rear def, power locks and windows, tilt, cruise, CD player. Stock # 064569. $26,888. Call 888-460-3199

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 HUMMER H3 SUV- Own one of the few remaining Hummer-H3 available! High & dry 4x4 automatic in artic white... rememeber how badly you wanted one! this one comes with a cold blowing a/c, auto dim mirrors, am/ fm/ cd/ and former owner was a non smoker. She looks like new and only has 11,665 miles. Stock # 118662 $29,888. Call 888-460-3199  

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2008 Nissan Altima 2dr Cpe I4 CVT S - 2.5L fuel-injected 4-cylinder with autostick, keyless entry, power windows and locks, cruise, tilt, less than 9,000 miles, stock #278112. Call 888-460-3199.

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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 1500 284970 Crew Cab, 5.3L V8 w/ automatic, OnStar, power windows & locks, tilt, cruise, AM/FM/CD $22,975. Call 888460-3199.

2008 Chevrolet Express 15-Passenger RWD 3500 155â&#x20AC;? - 6.0L 8 cyl SPFI with Automatic transmission, front and rear AC, tilt, power windows and locks, cruise, tinted glass, front buckets, Stock # 177235. Only $21,888. Call 888-460-3199

2007 Toyota Tundra 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed 5.7L V8-Tilt, power windows and locks, cruise, TRD Off-road package, front reclining buckets, keyless entry, alloy wheels, CD/AM/FM, less than 4,000 miles. Only $19,988. Stock # 001889. Call 888-460-3199

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LT 215477 6.6L with automatic, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt, am/fm/CD $38,055. Call 888-460-3199.

2008 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sdn Touring - 3.5L 6 cyl FI, automatic, leather, power windows and locks, cruise, keyless entry, CD player, cassette Stock # 290811. Only $20,988. Call 888-460-3199.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 288538 3.7L - 6cyl., bed liner, 5-speed manual trans, AM/FM/CD $8,499. Call 888-460-3199.

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 2dr Auto SE-Very low miles on this 2.5L with automatic transmission, power locks and windows, tilt, cruise, rear def, heated seats, keyless entry, alloy wheels, CD player. Stock # 409143. $22,988. Call 888-460-3199.

2008 Chrysler Sebring 2dr Convertible LX-2.4L fuel saving 4-cylinder with automatic transmission, power locks and windows, tilt, cruise, rear def, keyless entry, alloy wheels, AM/FM/CD player. Stock # 209556. Only $12,956. Call 888-460-3199.

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr 1500 Push Button 4WD - 5.3L V-8 with low miles, power locks and windows, tilt, On-Star, cruise, rear AC, keyless entry, alloy wheels, Tow pkg., Bose Stereo AM/FM/CD player. Stock # 252460. $20,888. Call 888-460-3199.

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab Short Box LT1-On-Star System, power locks and windows, tilt, cruise, split front bench, step bumper, tool box, tow pkg., dual climate zone, AM/FM/CD stereo. Stock #207875. $18,488. Call 888-460-3199.

2007 Cadillac Escalade 288980 6.2L V-8 is loaded. Woodgrain dash, keyless entry, OnStar, Rear AC $39,899. Call 888-460-3199.

2008 Chevrolet Suburban 2WD 4dr 1500 LS- 5.3L V-8 with automatic transmission, running boards, power locks and windows, tilt, cruise, AM/FM/ CD/MP3 player stereo, luggage racks, dual climate zones, tow pkg., Stock # 159311. $26,900. Call 888-460-3199.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOOT FACTS BY$R%RIC4EPPER "/!2$#%24)&)%$0/$)!42)34 !##003 ITSY BITSY SPIDER VEINS Spider veins can occur on the feet. They are colored and threadlike in appearance. Although they do not tend to hurt, they can worsen and bleed. They are caused by a backup of blood in the veins. If the valves in the vein weaken, the blood leaks back and pools. Spider veins are mini versions of varicose veins. They have the appearance of tree branches, and they appear closer to the surface than varicose veins. Hormonal changes, genetics, and exposure to the sun can cause spider veins in the feet. Should the spider veins cause discomfort, socks specifically designed to offer relief may be worn. Spider veins can be covered with special makeup. Since life can be complicated enough without having to contend with foot problems, professional advice from a podiatrist who has been specially trained to care for feet is your best defense. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on your side here at 3143 Hwy. 6 South, no matter what is causing problems with your feet. From spider veins to bone deformities to sports injuries, we feel our experience, expertise, and compassionate attitude can help. Office hours are by appointmentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;call 281-980-3668. HINT: Elevating feet whenever possible will reduce the pressure in the legs and minimize the appearance of any spider veins.

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WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE The FIRST COLONY M.U.D. #10 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2009 on November 3, 2009 @ 12:00 PM at 2277 Plaza Drive, Ste 290, Sugar Land, TX. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

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the Regular Board Business Meeting will begin with a 6:00 p.m. closed session followed by the public session beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. High School #11 is located at 500 Waters Lake Blvd., in Missouri City, in the Hillwood Development, near Sienna Plantation. Zoning updates will be available for viewing on the district website at www.

fortbendisd.com following the Board Workshop. An attendance zone recommendation will not be placed on a Board agenda for approval until after public hearings are held, and the public has the opportunity to provide feedback. The dates of public hearings will be publicized once dates have been confirmed.

&OOD0ANTRYNEEDSHELPFORHOLIDAYPROGRAM The Food Pantry at East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry is gearing up again this year for its Holiday Food Program. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season the Food Pantry provides all the groceries needed to make a traditional holiday meal to families in need in Fort Bend County. Each fall area schools, businesses, churches and community organizations help support the

Ministryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Pantry by holding food drives. These food drives collect holiday food items, staple food supplies as well as cash donations. For a complete list of food items visit www.HumanNeeds.org. Holding a food drive is an easy way to help make the holidays better for everyone in our community. If your school, business, church or civic organization is interested in holding a food drive please contact Diane

Clark, Programs Coordinator, at diane@humanneeds.org or 281261-1006 so that she may assist with coordination and scheduling food pick up. If you would like to donate to East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry please visit our website at www.HumanNeeds.org or contact us at 281-261-1006; mailing address 435 Stafford Run, Stafford 77477. All donations are tax deductible.

Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate The Sienna Plantation Municipal Utility District No. 3 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2009 on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at the offices of SWWC Services, Inc. located at 12535 Reed Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

AGAINST the proposal:

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PRESENT and not voting:

None

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ABSENT: (none)

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

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NOTICE OF TAXPAYERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION NOTICE OF TAXPAYERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236 (d), Water Code. Bob Leared, Tax Assessor-Collector 713-932-9011

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code. Questions or comments regarding this notice can be directed to Esther Buentello Flores at the tax office at (281) 499-1223.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009 !

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models. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Magical Holidayâ&#x20AC;? themed event will be held on Friday, November 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre and Convention Center.

This year, Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will provide all the clothes and accessories for the two luncheon fashion shows. The Sugar Plum Market has become a Fort Bend County holiday tradition. Featuring a fashion show and luncheon each day, a highly entertaining Friday evening fashion show and dinner, over 85 vendors, an elaborate raffle and more, you do not want to miss out on this â&#x20AC;&#x153;magicalâ&#x20AC;? event. Fashion show tickets are $65 each and include entrance

to the market for shopping on both days. General admission tickets are $10. Proceeds from this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market will benefit Child Advocates of Fort Bend, Fort Bend Community Partners Rainbow Room, Fort Bend County Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center, Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, and FBJSLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Assistance Fund. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, vendors, or tickets, please visit www.sugarplummarket.com or call 281-636-6272.

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3UGAR,ANDSTUDENTRECEIVESMUSICSCHOLARSHIP Meredith Arnold, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Tom Arnold of Sugar Land, recently received a postgraduate music scholarship at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Studying under the direction of harpist Iain Hood, known for his expertise in ClĂ rsach (Celtic harp). Hood is a graduate of the

Royal College of Music, London, Adjunct Faculty at St. Andrews University and for nearly 20 years the resident harpist at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. Meredith is currently pursuing her masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree at St.Andrews, majoring in Management in the Creative Industries. For the past

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nine years she has played harp professionally. She will continue to develop her skills as a harpist while in Scotland, studying ClĂ rsach technique and transposing it for her electric harp. Meredithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electric blue Camac is the only harp of its kind in the U.S. and one of few worldwide. Meredith is a graduate of St. Agnes Academy in Houston and Loyola University, New Orleans whereshereceivedtheOutstanding Music Business Student Award in Music Industry Studies. While at Loyola she was President of the Music Entertainment Industry Student Association, Regional Representative for Grammy University Network and completed her internship at the Houston Symphony. Prior to entering the University of St. Andrews, she was the production coordinator for Moving Pictures, on the Spinal Tap â&#x20AC;&#x153;UNPLUGGED & UN-WIGGEDâ&#x20AC;? Tour and was a Classical Stage Manager for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2009. Meredith is an alumna of Alpha Chi Omega, Sigma Alpha Iota and a Paul Harris Fellow. In addition, she is the recipient of the Texas Private School Education Association Scholarship, the Lyons Memorial Scholarship and the benefactor of the Meredith Alison Arnold Instrumental Music Scholarship, Loyola University, New Orleans. For more information visit her website at www. meredithalisonarnold.com.



    

  

 



   

 

             

  

    

     

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&"*3,!WARDS'RANTTO(OUSTON -USEUMOF.ATURAL3CIENCEn3UGAR,AND The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is thrilled to present a $2500 Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grant to the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sugar Land location to be used to fund a variety of relevant and engaging educational science programs for low income children at Fort Bend County schools. A new satellite facility of the HMNS recently opened in the renovated former Central State Farm Prison building located in the Telfair subdivision in Sugar Land. FBJSL is excited to provide this funding and play a small part in bringing enriching educational programs to the children in Fort Bend County. FBJSL accepts CAF applications throughout the year for grant funding up to $5,000 per year. A qualified applicant must be a nonprofit organization serving Fort Bend County with a request to fund a critical need,

pilot program and/or expand a significant service to the community. For additional eligibil-

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