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A combination of new construction, school additions and new boundaries are possible solutions to fix capacity and zoning problems and projected growth in the state's seventh largest school district. Fort Bend ISD's Board of Trustees reviewed the preliminary report by educational facility planning firm DejongRichter at a December 16 board workshop. The board also reviewed a preliminary assessment from Jacobs

Engineering which found $448 million in facility needs over the next five years. "The probability of you addressing all $448 million is very slim", Tracy Richter of Dejong-Richter told the board. "There is a financial cap that you're going to have because the community will not support things past a certain point." The Dejong-Richter report was the result of a series of community dialogue meetings and an online survey that looked at the three geographic planning areas in the district: Area A in

the north and west; Area B in the south and Area C in the east. Richter said 1,100 people attended the meetings and 1,500 online and written surveys were submitted. "Community meetings can get uncomfortable but your community did not, at any point, make this process uncomfortable", Richter said. "They came with a concern, expressed their concern and left feeling like they had been heard". The Dejong-Richter report FBISD, continued on page 5

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Rededication of the Margaret Havens Library tells story of “Remarkable Woman” By Karen Daniels

Though it wasn’t a dark and stormy night, the cold weather and warm gathering at Stafford MSD library to rededicate the Margaret Havens Library Media Center on Monday, January 6 was as memorable as the famous first line. Margaret Scarcella Havens (1918-2008) gave 57 years of her life to education by introducing thousands of students to “the wonderful world of reading.” After Superintendant Dr. Lance Hindt thanked the SMSD Board of Trustees and Stafford City Council for their leadership, and Trustee President Ed Castillo spoke about the strategic vision plan that had brought them to this day, a more intimate picture of Margaret Havens was provided. Growing up during the depression in a small town outside of Bryan, Texas, Margaret was sent by her father to Missouri City to attend high school so that she could get a better education. Sadie Williams, President of the Stafford Historical Society, added that Margaret was

Shown are SMSD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt, Trustee President Ed Castillo, Congressman Al Green, and Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella. “always seeking the very best for children” first in educator, then as a administrator, and finally as a trustee. Mayor Leonard Scarcella is the only child of Margaret Havens and Leon Scarcella, and expressed his “deep appreciation” as he explained that his grandfather, a farmer with one year of education, only had enough money to send Margaret to college for 2 ½ years. So, that’s what she did—attended Margaret Havens

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Sheriff’s investigators have been searching for 22 year old Demetrius “Meach” Levale Stalling since early December for his suspected involvement in a December 4, 2013 Townewest murder. According to authorities, Stalling, in association with Houstonians Martin Ferrel, 20, Cynthia Sandoval, 38, Shakur Briggs, 18 and Robert McClure, 22, and an unidentified juvenile were involved with the murder of Antonio Cesar Hinojosa. On December 4, 2013, 32-yearold Hinojosa was found murdered in his residence in the 14200 block of Bay Gardens Drive in the Townewest subdivision. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, deputies responded to a call for service at the home after Hinojosa’s brother found his body in the residence. Five of the six suspects were arrested within days but Stalling managed to elude authorities by leaving the state. Heanel said Investigators learned that Stalling had family and friends in Minneapolis so they expanded their search to include authorities in that area. “Demetrius “Meach” Levale Stalling, 22, was apprehended

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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 by the Minneapolis Police Department in Minneapolis, MN.,” said Haenel. While Stalling’s arrest was not until January, the initial arrests in this case were made within days of the murder. Stalling faces extradition back to Fort Bend County on a murder charge; his co-conspirators remain in jail each on $500,000 bond for murder. Along with murder

charges, Martin Ferrel has another bond of $50,000 for an additional Demetrius Stalling charge of credit card abuse; Sandoval faces additional charges of credit card abuse with a bond of $50,000 and theft bond of $25,000; McClure was also wanted on a parole violation.

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High blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. Low blood pressure can cause dizziness, confusion and be a symptom of serious illness. Blood pressure that’s “just right” is an important component of overall good health. So what is “just right” blood pressure and how do you maintain it? “Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats,” says Earl Mangin, Jr., M.D., board certified cardiologist with Methodist Diagnostic Cardiology of Houston. “Your blood pressure reading is made up of two numbers measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Systolic pressure, the top number in your blood pressure reading, is the measurement of pressure when your heart beats, pumping blood through the body. Diastolic pressure, the bottom number, is the pressure in between beats, when the heart is at rest. In general, your blood pressure is considered normal if it’s above 90/60 and less than 120/80 mm Hg.” Sometimes called the silent killer, high blood pressure (HBP), or hypertension, can damage your body for years before it causes noticeable symptoms. Left unchecked, high blood pressure can have deadly results. A 15 mm Hg rise in systolic pressure may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (including stroke, heart attack and heart failure) by 56% in women and

shows that Area A will continue to grow very rapidly over the next five years with new elementary schools as the most pressing need. Several schools are already stressed from the growth in the area including Oakland at 143%, Holley at 131% and Cornerstone at 129%. Options include building additions at over-utilized schools and add two or three new elementary schools including one in Aliana. "Not building an elementary school in this area is not an option", Richter told the board. "Part of the recommendation is the district's need to absorb land when you can because you're going to need it". Area B also has several elementary schools that are over-utilized including Commonwealth at 140% and Townewest at 128%. One option calls for building a larger elementary school on the Townewest site and renovating Lakeview. New and existing apartments could mean adjusting feeder patterns to alleviate additional overcrowding. At the middle school level, options include an addition to First Colony Middle School and turning Lake Olympia Middle School into a transportation facility for the district. Richter told the board that high schools are "starting to feel pinching" in terms of

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Dr. John Passmore, M.D., cardiologist and Earl Mangin, Jr., M.D., cardiologist 32% in men. HBP also causes arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), eye damage and vision loss. Although low blood pressure is more loosely defined than HBP, most normal blood pressure doesn’t dip much below 90/60

mm Hg. And any significant and sudden drop in blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or more can cause problems. Symptoms of low blood pressure include blurry vision, confusion, dizziness, fainting, light-headedness, weakness and sleepiness. If you experience symptoms of low blood pressure, sit or lie down and raise your feet above the level of your heart. Also, talk to your doctor. It’s important to find the exact reason for your drop in blood pressure to determine its seriousness and which treatment is best. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mangin or another cardiologist with Methodist Diagnostic Cardiology of Houston at the Sugar Land or Houston office, call 713.776.9500.

“Knockout” game in Fort Bend injures elderly man By LeaAnne Klentzman As 2013 wound to a close police in a northern Fort Bend County town learned of a “Knockout” that severely injured an elderly Katy man. “Knockout” is the name given to the attacks that have been occurring across the country and posted to the internet. Reportedly, it is a game called “Knockout” and is described as approaching an unsuspecting person on the street and hitting them so hard they are knocked out. Such is the incident that occurred in Katy,Texas back on November 24, 2013. According to police, the “Knockout” target was a 79 year old man walking down a rural street. Reportedly he was approached by a younger man who got out of his vehicle walked up to him, greeted him, then hit him knocking him to the ground causing severe head injuries. The victim needed medical treatment but did not contact police. Days later, at a restaurant in a nearby town, the crime was discovered when Conrad Barrett

bragged to an off duty peace officer and showed him the video relating to the “Knockout” on his cellphone; that night the phone and video were seized by police and as evidence of a crime. The case was referred to Katy Police as the crime took place in their jurisdiction, then it was forwarded to federal authorities where charges of a HATE crime were filed against Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, of Katy who was arrested December 26, 2013. Barrett has remained in federal custody since his arrest. Barrett is being represented by Houston attorney George Parnham who said that Barrett is very sorry for the victim and that he (Barrett) has a history of mental health related issues. The “Knockout” game is not unique to this incident and has been spreading across the country. As far back as 1992, charges for “Knockout” assaults have been filed in jurisdictions in Illinois, Missouri, Washington and New York. Conrad Barrett and his family have been long time residents of north Fort Bend County.

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capacity at Kempner, Elkins, and Clements. Area C shows elementary schools over-utilized but high schools among the most under-utilized in the district. Options include building additions at Scanlon Oaks, Schiff, and Sienna Crossing and building two or three new elementary schools including one in Sienna South. Ridgemont Elementary, which needs $5.5M in repairs would be turned into an Early Childhood/Pre-K center. Willowridge High School, which is only at 50% utilization and needs $20M in repairs would be torn down and a smaller high school built on the same site. Blue Ridge Elementary, which is located next to an industrial

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site, would be closed and a new elementary school built on the Willowridge site. Heritage Rose Elementary, which is under-utilized at 50% would be turned into a middle school. Plans also call for another high school to be built to relieve overcrowding at Ridge Point. There will be two steering committee meetings in January to discuss the options and present a formal plan to the board. In February the board will approve the five year Facilities Master Plan and the District Strategic Plan. The elementary school boundary plan will not be discussed until the spring. All of the information from the Jacobs report and the DejongRichter report are available on the district's website.

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Southwest Texas State and received her bachelor’s degree in 2 ½ years. She would go on to earn her Masters in Education and eventually return to Missouri City to teach and “give back.” The Mayor also spoke of Margaret’s belief that the kids in Stafford were entitled to a better education. “During this time,” the Mayor said, “Three-hundred other cities were trying to create breakaway districts. Margaret felt that Stafford had an opportunity to do something special

for the kids.” The first day of school for kindergarten was August 26, 1982. Currently, Stafford MSD is the only school district of its kind in the United States. Also present for the festivities, Congressman Al Green, who presented a flag that had flown over the US Capitol in Margaret Haven’s honor to the new library. The Congressman said, “This is a remarkable woman. If her life stands for anything it’s that one person with determination and an education can have an impact on others.”

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SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Scripture of the week Be imitators of God as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. —John 1:12

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NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611 1424 FM 1092 Rd., Missouri City, 77459 Worship w/Holy Communion: 8:00 & 10:30 am Education hour for all ages: 9:15am www.newhopelc.org

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729 800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship NON DENOMINATIONAL

BRIGHTON CHURCH • 281-988-7755 11925 SW Frwy 59 • Stafford (Between W. Airport and Murphy Rd.) Sunday Worship: 10:30am www.brightonhouston.org • Refreshing & Relevant

FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055 121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am www.facebook.com/freedomchurchintl Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger

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2504 CREEKS EDGE DR. Clear Creek Park 3/2/2: Wood laminate floors, ceramic tile, SS appl., corian counters. Mike Martin $198,000

4311 SOUTH SHADOW MIST LN Riverstone 4/3/3 : Beautiful home w/ formal dining, game room, study and fireplace. Mike Martin $439,000

14100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 245

Sugar Land, Texas 77478


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GRAND MISSION - Fantastic 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms study w/French door. Two story soaring ceilings in the family room. Open floor plan, huge kitchen/ breakfast area. Spacious master, double closet and vanity. Wood laminate flooring throughout the 1st level, stairs/ game room. Big back yard with covered patio and built in deck. Master plan community, HOA includes home security and fitness center, pool, splash pad, etc Excellent Fort Bend ISD, great location with easy access to Westpark toll, HYW 99 and I-10. AT $239,900 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102 (7127PA)

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Seven close-circuit cameras along U.S. 59, from State Highway 6 to the Grand Parkway, and two large electronic message signs will be getting installed this spring between the Brazos River andUniversity Boulevard. This area goes right smack though Sugar Land. The TxDOT project is expected to be completed by this summer, and it will require the installation of electrical conduits

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Condo in the medical center. 2/1. Ready for renovation, all has been removed for you to make it your own. Upstairs corner unit walking distance to the dental school. $39,000 (8055CA)

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WESTFIELD PINES • Stop this is the one! This beautiful 4 bedroom home offers both formals, family room, large backyard. Lovely crown molding in formals and master bedroom. The warm feeling this home gives off as you walk in makes you want to stay. Enjoy entertaining family and friends, or a night of games or grilling your favorite burgers. A/C replaced in 2012. Come by you will be glad you did!!. $128,000 (5218RU)

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QUAIL VALLEY - Custom Executive home in established golf course community. 4BR or 3+ study on beautiful tree-lined street complete with pool & spectacular golf course views from most rooms. Truly one of a kind! $299,000. MLS# 73178794. (3158RO)

BRIGHTWATER - Looking for a well kept 4 BR home with a pool? Here it is. Peaceful and private backyard and mature landscaping. Enjoy the Brightwater amenities which include lake, walking trails, pool, garden club, social events and much more. Make this your home today! $259,000. MLS# 27384894. (4614PE)

Central Fort Bend Chamber Job Fair Jan. 25 at U of H Sugar Land The Central Fort Bend Chamber will conduct a job fair on Jan. 25 at the University of Houston Sugar Land at 14004 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. The job fair, which is

scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will provide access to employers such as ALDI Stores, Frito Lay, Kroger Stores, Fort Bend County, Silver Eagle Distributors and Biotics Research

Applications due for 2014 Aggie Moms Club Scholarship

Corporation. The fair is free to the public. On-site interviews will be conducted for qualified candidates. ALDI Stores is seeking cashiers, stockers, and potential trainees for its distribution center. Kroger Stores is seeking cashiers, stockers, and candidates for its management training program. Fort Bend County is looking to fill more than 40 positions. Silver Eagle Distributors is seeking sales floaters, route assistants

and merchandisers. Biotics Research Corporation is seeking an analytical chemist – ICP, first-line supervisor, product development technician, production operators (four needed), customer service and a quality inspector. Frito Lay is seeking a packer, a sanitor, warehouse personnel and over the road drivers. For more information about the job fair, contact Shannan Stavinoha at sstavinoha@ cfbca.org or 281-342-5464.

Aggie Moms… please remind great speakers and the chance your Aggie that the Scholarship to meet other Aggie Moms. Applications are available to be filled out and submitted by February 10, 2014. A transcript which includes the Fall 2013 classes must be ordered from the University. Buy, sell or lease a home from one of Applications can be found on our website www.fortbendmoms. the Fort Bend Star Real Estate aggienetwork.com. Agencies, Builders or Real Please contact Barbara Nachlas 281-242-7743 or Estate Agents and Debbie Cortez 281-491-5287 for more information. Castle Fine Furniture will give Aggie Moms Club next meeting is Monday, January 13, you a special House Warming Gift. Castle Fine Furniture 7 p.m., Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, in See one of the Fort Bend Star Real Estate professional for details. Sugar Land. Join them for

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More high tech look to Sugar Land New cams and message signs coming soon to U.S. 59

to power both. Fiber optic cables will then allow for video broadcast to Houston TranStar. The closed-circuit television equipment will further integrate this area into TxDOT’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) network. Already there are 15 cameras in use on U.S. 59 through Fort Bend from West Belfort to Highway 6. A report states that the new camera additions amount to a total of 50 closed circuit traffic cameras in Fort Bend County with others accounting for 14 on the Fort Bend Toll Road, nine on the Westpark Tollway and five on IH 10 in the portions that are in Fort Bend County. The ITS network technology is intended to monitor roads, particularly during emergencies and inclement weather conditions.

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CREEKMONT • This immaculate PERRY home is stunning and must be seen. Energy efficient, open floor plan, high ceilings, arches, 2 inch blinds, 42 inch cabinets, wet bar area. Mannington hardwood floors in the living room and in the office/study. Builtin entertainment center w/remote control fire place. Over sized backyard with sprinkler system. This is property is a must see. Upgrades are top notch and can NOT be matched. $179,000 (4422KI)

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QUAIL VALLEY LA QUINTA Great one story in Quail Valley. Huge yard on the golf course. Golf cart garage. 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, covered back porch. Updated baths & kitchen, formals plus den. Cedar closet. Replaced roof, ac, heat, windows, flooring, hardware. Don’t pass it up!! $194,500. (2231WI)

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ESTATE SALE 9719 FIELDBLOOM, SUGAR FIELD subdivision across from TownWest Elementary school, Jan. 9-11, 9am - 5pm, 1949 custom dining suit, women’s large-size clothes, love seat/ sofa, desk, chairs, household items, patio table, gas grill, etc.

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Captain Van responds to last week's Letters to the Editor Dear Editor,   Three letters on red light cameras (RLCs) in last week’s issue deserve a response.  The flawed legislation which authorizes RLCs prohibits the evidence from being used for anything else but issuing notices of violation.   It is silly but true that using the photos to establish fault in an accident is prohibited.  The law is also silly because in many cases it merely provides punishment for the crime of not being clairvoyant.  When drivers encounter a traffic light that just turned yellow they must make a snap stop or go decision.  They must base this decision on where they think they will be when the light turns red.  If they guess incorrectly and go when they shouldn’t, it

costs $75.  If they stop when they shouldn’t, they increase their risk of being rear-ended. Unfortunately count-down timers are not authorized or required for traffic lights, and RLC supporters are totally uninterested in promoting this measure. RLC’s focus on punishing minor violations, not the more serious ones which cause fatalities.  We are waiting for the city to release the factors that contributed to the fatal accident at Highway 90A and Dairy Ashford.  And, we are continuing our pledge drive to establish a legal action fund to overturn the unlawful rejection of our petition of April 19, 2013 which would have put the RLC question on the ballot for the

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November election.  In just a few weeks of accepting pledges we are nearly a third of the way towards our goal of $5,000. An online pledge form and videos explaining why RLCs

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Elkins High School ProGrad Style Show set for Saturday, March 29 The Elkins High School Project Graduation Style Show will be held Saturday, March 29, in the Elkins HS Commons. The evening includes dinner, silent and live auctions, and the Style Show put on by the class of 2014 seniors.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.  Prices are $250-$300 for

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whole tables, $125-$150 for half tables, or $25-$30 for individual seats. Payment can be made in the form of cash, check or credit card and can be purchased at https:// secure.jotformpro.com/ form/33424679102957.   All proceeds from the event will  go directly to the 2014 Elkins High School Project Graduation Night Celebration.

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Restless legs syndrome is a condition that leaves a person’s legs feeling uncomfortable. The calves, thighs, and feet may be affected and the sensation can be described as burning, gnawing, throbbing, and a pulling tightness. It typically occurs at night and may disrupt sleep pat­ terns and discomfort while traveling. The muscle cramps may follow a pattern that arises with inactivity of the legs that is then relieved by leg movement and worsening at night. Restless leg syndrome may occur more in pregnant women and people with peripheral neuropathy. Iron deficiency and kidney failure may cause restless legs as well because of the altered blood flow and limited oxygenation in the body. If left un­ treated, it may cause significant daytime sleepiness which may affect work and family life. Warm packs, baths, and massages may help relax leg muscles. Symp­ toms of restless legs syndrome may be reduced when caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco products are reduced. For mild symptoms, over the counter (OTC) pain relievers called NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) may relieve the sensation. Ropinirole (Requip) and pramipexole (Mirapex) are FDA- ap­ proved to help treat moderate to the more severe restless legs.

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The Republican Party of Fort Bend's 2014 Take extra precautions as temperatures drop low temperatures to stay safe during times of • Bring your pets indoors or Lincoln-Reagan Dinner to be held January 10 areDangerously in the forecast and the extreme cold temperatures.” ensure they have a warm shelter The Republican Party of Fort Bend County’s 2014 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Safari Texas Ranch. United States Senator Ted Cruz is scheduled to be the featured speaker. The Republican Party of Fort Bend County will again host the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. The purpose of the event is to maximize the money available to elect conservative Republicans in Fort Bend County. Chairman Mike Gibson states, “This year will mark the first time since 2000 that the Governors’ race will

not include Rick Perry. We will have the most active statewide campaign cycle in over a decade and a number of candidates which are unknown to most voters. Most of them will be at this event. Come and meet Senator Ted Cruz but make time to get to know the other candidates so you can be informed in your support.” The evening includes VIP and general receptions, dinner, and a live auction. Seating is allotted on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kial Vidic at 832-535-1923 or via email at rsvpcampaign@

Senator Ted Cruz gmail.com or Mike Gibson 832-876-7013 or via email at chairman@fbcgop.org

Sugar Land Land Use Forum to begin Jan. 15   The Land Use Forum -- a six-part speakers' series highlighting land-use topics such as housing choices, development of activity centers, and redevelopment of aging commercial areas in Sugar Land is scheduled to begin Jan. 15.   The series is open to the public and will include discussions important to the City's ongoing efforts to update its Land Use Plan, a document

that provides policy guidance and identifies future efforts necessary to accomplish the City's land use goals and objectives.   The first three sessions will be held at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard Drive, at 6 p.m., and will cover the following topics: • A Changing City: Demographics and the Marketplace - Jan. 15 • Attracting Employers to Sugar Land - Jan. 29

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Spirit of Freedom Women to host guest speaker Ryan Johnson Friday, January 17 The Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club will host Ryan Johnson. The meeting will take place Friday, January 17, at Sugar Creek Baptist Church Chapel at 13213 SW Freeway, Sugar Land from 11 am to 1 pm. An RSVP is required by Wednesday, Jan 15th. The cost of lunch is $7(cash or check payable that morning) please specify if you plan to eat or just attend to info@ spiritoffreedomwomen.com or call or text President Debbie Fancher at 281-543-3195.  . Guest speaker, Ryan Johnson, serves as an ambassador for Alliance Defending Freedom ministry. Alliance Defending Freedom is a servant ministry building an alliance to keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel by transforming the legal system and advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.

Recognizing the need for a strong, coordinated legal defense against growing attacks on religious freedom, more than 30 prominent Christian leaders launched Alliance Defending Freedom in 1994. Over the past 18 years, this unique legal ministry has brought together thousands of Christian attorneys and likeminded organizations that work tirelessly to advocate for the right of people to freely live out their faith in America and around the world. Mr. Johnson has been married for 21 years to Valerie and they have three children. He and his family have been members of Sugar Creek Baptist Church approximately 14 years. He also serves as a Precinct Chairman for the Republican Party in Fort Bend County. During his tenure, he has served on various committees and chaired the Voter Registration and Outreach Committee. He

curb on regular collection dates or prior to the scheduled pickup date. Republic Services will determine if items are suitable for collection. Some examples of acceptable materials for disposal include paint, cleaners and pool chemicals, televisions, computer monitors, aerosols and other items. Unacceptable materials include radioactive compounds; ammunition; tires; asbestos; and medical, biological, or infectious wastes. For questions about the program, call Republic Services or email sugarland@ republicservices.com.

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During cold weather, you should take the following precautions: • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit your exposure to the cold; • Dress in layers and keep dry; • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance; • Know the symptoms of cold-related health issues such as frostbite and hypothermia and seek medical attention if health conditions are severe;

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of cold temperatures. “Subfreezing temperatures can be dangerous and even lifethreatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” said Andrew Velasquez III, FEMA Regional Administrator. “It is important for everyone to monitor their local weather reports and take steps now

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 Free Family Law Workshop Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) Family Law Workshop welcomes low-income residents of Fort Bend with family law questions. It is an open forum. Veterans who are low-income residents. invited to attend. Bring to the workshop any prior court orders or documents that you have prepared. Call Fort 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify. The workshop is Jan. 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond. THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 Fort Bend AAUW meets Fort Bend American Association of University Women branch will meet Thursday, January 9, Sugar Land Campus of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 6 p.m. to learn about the new Paleo exhibit and other updates. The public is invited to attend the meeting. Membership is open to everyone with an associate or higher degree. For more info please go to www. fortbend.tx.aauw.net.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 & 24 Free answers to legal questions Fort Bend Lawyers Care offer this free advice Friday, January 10 & January 24, 10 a.m. – noon. Available only to low income residents of Fort Bend. Call to qualify at Legal Line 281-2390015. Attorney will return calls from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the same day. If you do not answer your phone there is no guarantee that attorney will be available that same day if you call back. Are you a veteran? Ask about FBLC’s Veteran Program. FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 Sugar Land Democrats to meet Sugar Land Democrats Club to meet January 10, 7 p.m., Big Ben Tavern. Courtney Grisby is the guest speaker. Special Turn Blue Cocktails on the menu as well as plenty of fun.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14 Fort Bend German Society meets Fort Bend Chapter of the Texas German Society will have a planning meeting on Tuesday, January 14, at 7 p.m. at the Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene, Needville. Call 281-342-8243 for more information. JANUARY 17, 18, 24, & 25 Austin HS Wizard of Oz Austin High School’s Fine Arts Department to present Wizard of Oz, Jan. 17, 18, 24, 25 at Stephen F. Austin Playhouse, 3434 Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land. Tickets in advance – $10 for adults and $6 for students.Tickets at the door will be $12 for adults and $8 for students. For more information call 281634-2071. SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 AHS ProGrad garage sale Austin High School to have garage sale Sat., Jan. 18, 8a.m.-1 p.m., Parkway United Methodist Church, 5801 New Territory Blvd, Sugar Land. Treasures await you. All proceeds benefit ProGrad. For more information: austinbulldogprograd.weebly. com. Free screening of “Apart” Come & see the movie “Apart” in 3rd Street Park, downtown Rosenberg on Saturday, January 18, 6 p.m. International promotional posters displayed at the fountain. Box lunch, drink & movie DVD to take home available for $15 from Another Time Soda Fountain & Cafe. Josh Danziger, former Richmond resident starred & co-produced the movie shot locally. TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 Vein seminar Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, 16655 SW Freeway, Conference Center, to hold this seminar Tues., January 21, 6 p.m. Pain, cramping, & discomfort in your legs? Learn about varicose veins. Registration required at 281-274-7500 or houstonmethodist.org/events. Refreshments and door prizes. SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 Central Fort Bend Chamber Job Fair This job fair, presented by WorkForce Solutions will be held Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., U of H Sugar Land, 14004 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. Participating companies are AccessHealth; Aldi Stores; Frito-Lay; Silver Eagle; Biotics Research; Fort Bend Co. with over 40 positions offered. Candidates please visit www.cfbca.org for more details & updates to employers. Be sure to add your resume at: www. cfcba.org/jobbank/ ONGOING Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com. Registration now open Sienna Panthers Lacrosse Registration for Spring Season (2014) is now open. Accepting boys from 1st grade to 12th grade! For more information and to register online, go to fbpantherslax.org.

and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005.

Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com

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Fridays in December Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 9-11 a.m., Sugar Land Town Center’s Plaza. Featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10-11 a.m. The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North Are you a stay at home mom? We have playgroups, socials, mom’s night out, book clubs, and many more fun things planned! Any age children are welcome, or just come yourself if your children are in school. For more info email momsclub_sln@yahoo.com.

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Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG. Beat the heat at Gattitown Beat the heat at Gattitown with indoor Laser Tag, Go Karts and much more. Plus enjoy Gatti’s signature pizza buffet for just $3.99 (plus $1.89 bottomless drinks), Monday – Thursday all summer long.Great for groups & birthdays. Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281575-1145 or mike@reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care

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Lacrosse is gaining in popularity with over 200 players including a newly formed girl’s team. The league is run entirely by devoted Lacrosse is the fastest growing volunteers consisting of 30 sport in Texas and the oldest sport coaches and three administrators in North America. It was played who work hard to ensure that by Native Americans across much the league runs smoothly and of the continent since before that it provides an excellent Columbus. Today, the sight of experience for the players. children sprinting across green In addition to the fun and fields cradling lacrosse sticks is excitement Lacrosse fosters, it not an uncommon one, especially creates other opportunities in the not in local Sienna Plantation, form of college scholarships and and certainly not to head coach even professional careers. One and co-founder of the Panthers of the best aspects of the Club Lacrosse Club, Glenn Reitman. is that it encourages its players According to Reitman and families to be involved in the “Lacrosse is growing quickly “lacrosse family”. This fosters a in Texas because it’s fast paced, sense of unity, community, and exciting, and is a lot of fun.” instills in the players a sense of Others have commented that honor, pride, sportsmanship and due the athleticism required, it is hard work. When you combine the attracting some of the best junior excitement and challenges of the athletes in the area. The Sienna sport with the care and devotion Panthers Club is one of the most being poured into it, one can rapidly expanding clubs in the state readily appreciate why so many By Lauren Guzald High School Student

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Lisa Peters is a Houston native, with a Bachelor of Arts from University of Houston with a focus in ceramics and sculpture, and holds a teaching certification. She is a self-taught painter, who has learned though experimentation. Peters’ works are predominately acrylic, however she mixes in unconventional materials and mediums, such as lace, pigment powder, embroidery, and spray paint. “Each piece is a deeply personal moment or experience in my life. I hope that anyone who views my work will experience something that affects them deeply as well.” Phases, Peters’ first solo exhibition, will be on view at Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery January 17 – January 26, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 18th from 6-9pm. Feel free to stop by and have a drink with the artist!

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Mamie George Branch Library's "Movie Day at the Library" features animated children's film The Mamie George Branch Library’s “Movie Day @ the Library” will take place on Saturday, January 11, beginning at 10:30 am, in the library located at 320 Dulles Avenue in Stafford. This animated feature stars Steve Carell as Gru, an evil villain who is determined to steal the moon. His wicked plans are thwarted, however, when he encounters the immense will of

three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has seen – a potential dad. This movie is rated PG. The “Movie Day @ the Library” is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2880 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.   

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Reilly III of Missouri City, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Lauren Mae Reilly to Adam Andrew Gregory, son of Robert and Lupe Gregory of Sugar Land, Texas. The future bride and groom are both 2005 graduates of Elkins High School in Missouri City. The future bride graduated from Texas State University with a major in education and a minor in dance. She was also a member of the Texas State Strutters dance team and Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Lauren is employed at Cy Woods High School as a dance teacher and the dance team director of the Crimson Cadettes dance team in Cypress Fairbanks ISD. The future groom also graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration Marketing. Adam was a member and president of Sigma Chi fraternity. Adam works in Sales for Madden Bolt Corporation in Houston. A June 2014 wedding is planned in the Sugar Land area. The couple will reside in Cypress.

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