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days. DeLay was also sentenced to five years in prison on the money laundering charge, but was allowed Tom DeLay to accept 10 years of probation instead of prison time. In November, DeLay was convicted after a month-long trial by a jury that found him guilty on money laundering and

conspiracy charges after being accused of funneling $190,000 to help elect Republicans to the Texas House and Senate in 2002. According to accounts, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert testified on DeLay's behalf. DeLay was not motivated by power but for a need to help others, has conservative and religious values, made efforts to provide tax relief for Texans, helped foster children and the family of a police officers killed in Washington, D.C. in a 1998 See TOM, page 10

The Fort Bend Junior Service League, together with 2010 Sugar Plum Market title sponsor, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, announced that $155,000 in proceeds from the event would be distributed to local Fort Bend County charitable organizations. Kneeling L to R: Pam Spencer, Cindy Dempster, Jill Aycock, Katharine Hunton and Jana Baumann; Standing L to R: Holly Reyes, Tracey Shaw, Vickie Coates, Kelli Metzenthin, Caroline Egan, Laura LaVigne, Janie Trevino, Vita Goodell, Mary Vitek, Gladys Brumfield, Janet Leatherwood, Brenda Crump, Wende Lewis-Buckley, Leena Taneja, William Colgin. Not pictured Cari Middaugh.

Local bank robbed with a twist

Pregnant woman says she was kidnapped as son held hostage As officers were beginning their initial investigation, dispatchers at the police department received a 911 call from a woman who told police she had been present during the robbery. “When police responded at Eastfield and Meadowview, she told an officer that she had been forced to commit the robbery,” said Missouri City Police Detective Russell Terry. When officers arrived on that scene, they were met by a woman

Deputy John Norsworthy laid to rest

who said she was 8 months pregnant and had been at the robbery. She explained to authorities that she and her young son, 3 years old, were approached by a man in the parking lot of the Fiesta Mart in the 1500 block of Independence Boulevard. Terry said, “She told police the man forced them at gunpoint into her SUV and ordered them to drive to the bank.” The woman told police she complied. She drove to the Wells Fargo Bank and went inside and demanded money from the teller, as instructed, while the man held her young son hostage, at gunpoint, in the car. Once the woman returned to her car and handed over the cash, according to police, the gunman had the woman drive to Meadowview and Eastfield in Missouri City. The man ran from the car and the woman called police and reported the incident. The man is described as a 6-foot-tall black male wearing a stocking cap and a white and black shirt said authorities.

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FBJSL presents checks from Sugar Plum Market Proceeds

Tom DeLay sentenced to three year prison term plus 10 years probation

By LeaAnne Klentzman Missouri City police are looking for a man who reportedly abducted a pregnant woman and held her son hostage in order to force her to rob a bank. Last Friday, shortly after noon, Missouri City police responded to a robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank in the 2400 block of Texas Parkway. Information given to responding officers was that the suspect appeared to be a pregnant woman, in a gray dress.

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Former congressman to appeal: says didn’t break any laws

By Elsa Maxey Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay he was sentenced to serve three years in prison for his role in illegally funneling corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002. The former Sugar Land congressman faced up to life in prison. His lawyers asked for probation. The sentence was rendered Monday afternoon in Austin after a morning recess for a hearing that began at 9 a.m., which had been expected to last two

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Fifth time the charm? FBISD holds lengthy zoning workshop

By Elsa Maxey There were about 200 people at the Fort Bend At this point in time, “I think that we are not Independent School District’s fifth workshop on ready to close any of our campuses,” said Board zoning proposals this Monday held at the district’s President Sonal Bhuchar. administration building with accommodations set See ZONING, page 10 aside and limited to about 130 attendees—80 in the board room and 50 in the foyer. The rest were given Ron Reynolds sworn in a number badge and would be allowed on a firstcome, first-seated basis as seating would become available. Some waited to be allowed to enter in the glass enclosed foyer and others out in the cold, outside the building. Option updates for rezoning students presented by Chief Auxiliary Officer Ben Copeland were met with numerous questions from board members. So much so that the workshop that began a little after 6 p.m., originally scheduled to take an hour, went until close to 8:15 p.m., and cut into the start time of the regular board meeting set for 7 p.m. The mission was clear on the part of the board as Superintendent Dr. Timothy Jenney explained that a series of plans will be reviewed for final recommendation and are expected by February based on the progress made to date. The public will be commenting on the district’s zoning recommendations once they are finalized. Photo by Susan Bankston Fort Bend’s newest state representative Ron Reynolds was sworn in to the Texas House of Representatives. Rep. Reynolds is shown outside his bike was hit from behind by a a public place while intoxicated his new office at the state capiFord F250 pickup truck operated in violation of the Texas Penal tol where he and his wife Jonita by Sean Michael McGuire, 34, of Code; which according to the greeted well-wishers Tuesday after Richmond. Stidman was killed in pleading, constitutes negligence. the ceremony. the accident. After the accident in early In the court pleadings McGuire August, McGuire was arrested. is accused of failure to control his On November 22, 2010, He speed, inattentiveness, operating was indicted for Murder and a vehicle in a reckless manner, Intoxicated Manslaughter with a By LeaAnne Klentzman violating the Texas provisions of vehicle. Currently McGuire is out the Texas Transportation Code on bond awaiting trial. Not long ago and operating a motor vehicle in See WRONGFUL, page 10 some south Texas police officers responded to a local grocery CRIMINAL Brownsville, Texas. According family members Joe, 23, Michael, store to investi- OF THE WEEK to federal authorities, Marin was 19, and Tony, 18 are alleged to gate a domestic disturbance. discovered behind a Community have shot several patrons at the Well, as you can imagine, the Center in Brownsville and taken Stafford Ice House; injuring five bickering couple‘s exchange into custody on outstanding Fort and killing two. Information at might have gone something Bend warrants. the time of the incident revealed like this: “Bubba, you sorry, Police have been looking for that the Marin party had been rotten, no good for nuth’n … I Marin since he disappeared about asked to leave the bar after a con- may feel your hit but … I will the time arrest warrants were flict with other patrons. raise you a snitch to the police!” issued in December. Marin, and See WANTED, page 10 See MOMMA, page 10

Wrongful death suit filed on behalf of Marine By LeaAnne Klentzman A Wrongful Death lawsuit has been filed in Fort Bend District Court by the father of David Stidman, a Marine, killed last year by an alleged drunk driver. During the early morning hours of August 2, 2010, David Stidman was on his Harley Davison motorcycle on FM 762, south of US 59, near the intersection of Brazos Center Boulevard when

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Fort Bend County was recently devastated by the untimely death of Deputy John Norsworthy. Involved in a rollover accident, Deputy Norsworthy succumbed to injuries on January 4, 2011. John Norsworthy By LeaAnne Klentzman left behind his wife Melissa, their two children Jacob and Katlyn along One of the suspects remainwith a host of loving family and friends. A fund for the Norsworthy fam- ing at large, wanted for capital ily has been set up at the Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union.  Donations murder after the mid December can be dropped off at any area Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union or  shooting spree at the Stafford Ice mailed to the John Norsworthy Fund (account # 0358570300), c/o House, was captured by Federal Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 4911 Mustang Ave., Rosenberg, TX Marshalls. 77471 or by calling 281-342-8245. This photo was taken by Heather Francisco L. Marin, 25, Igram from the Williams Way overpass of the procession to Deputy of Stafford was arrested last #9303SugarLand'11FortBendStarBillboardAd_1 12/13/10 11:36 AM Page 1 Norsworthy’s funeral. May he rest in peace. week in the US border town of

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Libraries closed MLK holiday All branches of Fort Bend County libraries will be closed Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. All branches will resume Tuesday, January 18. For more info 281-341-2677.

JANUARY 18

Women’s Assoc. will meet January 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speaker Amy Tinsley on Constant Contact. For more info or RSVP to www. abwaswapen.org or call Suzette at 281-980-3322. Loving Friends to meet This group is a widow & widowers group and will meet Tuesday, Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Sugar Land. Bingo will be the entertainment that night. Meal $17 cash. Open to all widows & widowers in the area. Call 281-499-9289 for info or reservation. Archeology program “Secrets of Stonehenge” will be presented to the Fort Bend Archeological Society, Tuesday, January 18, 7 p.m., Room 2B, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond. Program free & open to the public. Sugar Garden Club to meet Sugar Land Garden Club will host Jamie Gonzalez presenting “Prairie Rescues”, Tuesday, January 18, 9:30 a.m., Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way, Sugar Land. For more info call 281-937-7075 or visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org.

Help for couples to lose weight Losing weight takes teamwork, so Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is kicking off the new year with a Girls’ JANUARY 15 Night Out & is open to spouses, Missouri City Green Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m. Event is meeting Saturday free but registration required. Women New grass-roots group, Missouri City may attend without spouse. Call 713Green aims to promote environmental 222-2273 to register. JANUARY 19 benefice & beautification efforts. A genSWAPEN to meet eral meeting will be Saturday, January SW Area Professional Express Massage networking 15, noon, Old Hickory Inn BBQ res- Network with the American Business Texas Association of Massage

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Intro MS Word in Spanish Sienna Branch Library will present free this intro class Thursday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., computer lab. Seating limited & reservations required. Call 281238-2900 for more info. Business Blender The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will hold this business blender Thursday, January 13, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 1350 First Colony Blvd., Sugar Land. Join them to celebrate the joint venture of Texas Oncology & Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Free flu shots. For more info call 281-275-5678. Business networking Brazos Chapter of Business Network International (BNI) invites new members to Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, January 13, 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Visit the meeting or find out more at www.bnibrazos.com.

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Therapists (TAMT) Fort Bend Chapter will meet Wednesday, January 19, Hickory Inn, Murphy Road, Missouri City. Celebrating 10 years. EmailWeKneadYou@hotmail. com or call 281-814-2627 for more info. Quick Books workshop The University of Houston Fort Bend Small Business Development Center, 117 Lane Drive, Rosenberg, will host Quick Books Pro 2010 in English Wed., January 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in English part 1 & Wednesday, January 26, part 2. For more info, fees, or to register call 281-499-9787 or 281341-5027. Learn how to make website Come to Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City, Wed., January 19, 10 a.m., & learn how to make a website. Class is free & open to the public. Register by calling 281-238-2900 or visit library.

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Guardianship & alternatives Brazos Bend Guardianship Services is hosting a information session on Thursday, January 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, Sugar Land,

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Brain Glitch......I don’t know where my mind was last week when I said that Victor Morales would be running for mayor of Rosenberg. The candidate is VINCENT Morales. Someone around my office once commented that they didn’t know what we were going to do if I went crazy. Someone else said we probably wouldn’t notice it. Do you think they were implying that I already was? In any event, when current Mayor Joe Gurecky called me to tell me he would not be running, he reminded me of a something I said about him several years ago. According to Joe, we were all standing around at some event at the George Ranch and someone asked me why I never wrote anything bad about Joe. Quick as a wink, he said I claimed, “Because I don’t know how to spell his name.” I don’t remember the incident, but it does sound like something I would say. Over the years, I’ve learned to spell Joe’s name and over the years I still haven’t written anything critical about him. The main reason for that is that he has been an excellent mayor for Rosenberg, guiding it through some tough economic times when its sales taxes plummeted due to the relocation of a major retailer. He has steered the city through some huge expansions and will leave it poised for future growth. Except for one or two toe stumps along the way, Rosenberg, under Joe Gurecky, has prospered. Now if they can just get through the fight with Gary Gates over water rates. Oh, the headlines........ Dancing Behind the Bars Oh Tommy Boy, the Jail, the Jail is Calling - Hammer gets the Slammer - Hammer gets Nailed. Fort Bend’s former congressman Tom DeLay was

sentenced to prison time and probation with community service at his sentencing hearing Monday in Austin. I’ve read many news articles about it and for the life of me, I can’t figure out if all the prison time he got for two counts was rolled into the 10 years probations with community service or if he is still going to have to serve at least 3 years in prison plus 10 years probation. Since he says he is going to appeal the sentencing, I guess he was only able to get the five year sentence rolled into the probation and will still have to serve 3 years. I would think if he got it all reduced to probation, then he would just drop it and forego the expense of appealing. However, being convicted of a felony means he can’t vote or get a passport. So he might be appealing for that reason alone. I predict he will never serve a day in jail. From all the press accounts I’ve read, a couple of things have emerged that I didn’t previously know. First, Dennis Hastert, DeLay’s only witness, is a bigger idiot than I had imagined, judging from his answers to the prosecution and even the judge. Second, DeLay claimed he had spent $10 million on legal fees, a number I find surprising since there is not a quid pro quo available to his contributors after he resigned his house seat. But since DeLay turned the U. S. House into a branch of K Street and its lobbyists, perhaps he was collecting for past favors. Believe me, the companies are still collecting profits on the favorable laws Tom steered through the House. Another surprise, the DeLays, both of them, clutched bibles throughout the testimony. The reason I’m surprised is that is a common ploy of drug dealers and judges have seen it so much before. I’m sure that DeLay’s

attorney, Dick DeGuerin, warned him of that, so their bible-clutching must have really come from the heart. Hasert’s testimony about DeLay’s work with foster children failed to mention that a local foster home, Rio Bend, paid for by corporate contributions and a few individual sponsors during DeLay’s legislative heyday, consists of eight houses which have stood empty for over two years along with its swimming pool, gym, and chapel. This I have considered

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a sin against God and have threatened to rail about it until I was told that another charitable organization would be taking over. Of course that has been since last summer and the homes still stand empty. I guess charity moves slowly. About that, I should cut the DeLays some slack since he and Christine did at least try to do something good with corporate contributions. I just don’t know when it went off track unless it was Christine’s insistence that it be run her way

MADD to host volunteering workshop Saturday, January 15 Mothers Against Drunk Driving will be hosting MADD About Volunteering Workshop Saturday, January 15, at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria of the Fluor Corporation, located at 1 Fluor Daniel Dr, in Sugar Land. This will be a workshop for anyone that would like to know more about the numerous ways that someone can volunteer and help Mothers Against Drunk Driving stop drunk driving, support the victims and their families of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking. The workshop will be an information session and orientation with a free lunch and other refreshments provided. Southeast Texas is still known as the “Drunk Driving Capitol of the World”. Through the mission of MADD a volunteer can help with Youth programs, monitor-

ing court cases, giving appreciation and support to local law enforcement, providing victims support and resource information, and helping with special events and development. Full training will be provided in each of these areas as needed. This will be the next step in establishing a Ft. Bend County Mothers Against Drunk Driving group. Past victims, and their families, of a drunk driving crash are encouraged to contact MADD for connection and to get involved. For more information and to reserve your seat, and lunch, please call Dave Anderson, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, (and a Sugar Land resident), at MADD Southeast Texas Regional office 281-5902222 or email dave.anderson@ madd.org<mailto:dave.anderson@madd.org>.

even though she had no education or training in any of it. In any event, I’m sure that Tom DeLay is not evil, just arrogant and ignorant. He can clutch his bible until Armageddon, but karma will get you in the end. Tom DeLay led the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for having sex in the oval office and lying about it. The sex was

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Public meeting set for feedback on regional mobility recommendations A public meeting on Jan. 12, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall will give residents of Sugar Land and the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction an opportunity to provide input on draft recommendations included in a preliminary Comprehensive Mobility Plan. Sugar Land’s mobility plan will consider the potential for all modes of transportation,

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Preventive health - Keeping your family healthy saves money In tough economic times, families are setting budgets and tightening expenses. But there’s one area you shouldn’t trim: preventive health care. Even if your family is healthy now, skipping preventive health care can cost you in the long run. “Routine screenings and exams can help find health problems in the early stages when they are

often easier to treat,” says Mickey Bush, M.D., board certified in family medicine with Methodist Primary Care Associates. “This can save you money — not to mention help prevent serious health problems — in the long run.” Dr. Bush recommends the following preventive health steps: Check your numbers. High

cholesterol and blood pressure levels can lead to serious illnesses, including heart disease and stroke. With the help of a diet and exercise plan and/or medication, risk factors may be controlled. Schedule regular screenings. The best way to identify risk factors and find certain illnesses is through regular screenings. Stay up-to-date on shots. Both kids and adults should keep up with vaccinations. Immunizations have been shown to be effective in reducing certain diseases, including flu, pneumonia, hepatitis B, chickenpox and tetanus. Don’t smoke; Limit alcohol consumption; Exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the week; Wear sunscreen. To schedule a visit with Dr. Bush at Methodist Primary Care Associates, call 888-225-4912.

Mickey Bush, M.D. For a family physician referral in your area, call 281-274-7500 or visit www.MethodistSugarLand. com.

Pet of the week Fawn is a young retriever mix with a real love for life. She has never met a stranger! She has a very sweet nature. She's playful with other dogs and likes cats. Fawn is housetrained / leash trained & would love a family to call her own. She is about 30lbs and probably almost full grown at this size. She will make a great family pet and best friend. For more information about Fawn or to meet her in person visit our website: www. anniesangelsrescue.com or contact Julie at: julie@anniesangelsrescue. com or 832-483-0997.

FOOT FACTS by Dr. Eric Tepper COLD FEET Many people experience cold feet, and for some, it can become a serious condition. Among a host of possible causes of this uncomfortable state are poor circulation, a side-effect of taking particular medications, stress, and smoking. These issues serve to constrict or slightly obstruct blood vessels in the feet and may cause the feet to change color. Wearing socks and staying indoors may not relieve the symptoms. If you are experiencing cold feet, avoid caffeine since it constricts blood vessels. If you smoke, quit. Avoid wearing tight-fitting footwear. Massage your feet to increase blood flow to the area. Should cold feet become an ongoing issue for you, be sure to see your podiatrist. People don’t always realize how their feet mirror their body’s general health. They sometimes try to believe their foot problems “will just disappear.” We strongly recommend having foot problems attended to in order to prevent them from becoming serious, as well as to keep an eye on the rest of the body. We may not be able to prevent all the conditions that affect your body, but we can help deal with some of the problems that may accompany them. Make your next step a comfortable one—call for an appointment at 281-980-3668, 3143 Hwy. 6 South. HINT: Cold sensations to the feet can indicate a low thyroid condition.

Meeting room. Designed for families who need info on obtaining legal guardianship of incapacitated loved one. An attorney will be present to answer questions. RSVP to Kirk Monroe at kmonroe@brazosbendguardianship.org or call 281-2072320. Pro Se Assistance from Fort Bend Lawyers Care Members of Fort Bend Lawyers Care will be at the Courthouse, 500 Liberty St., Courtroom, Room 103, Jane Long Annex, Richmond, Thursday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an attorney & paralegal to help you find & complete necessary forms with civil legal needs. Call 281-239-0015

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Investment group meets monthly The IBM Investment Club meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m., in Sugar Land. Come join us for a lively investment discussion and some refreshments. RSVP at 281-6155946 or email leemdcam@aol.com. Al Anon Group meeting Sugar Land/1st Colony Al Anon

meets every Monday, 12 noon, Christ United Methodist Church, “Progress Not Perfection AFG”, Family Life Center, Room 305. For more information call Renee at 281414-5074. Interested in breast feeding The La Leche League of Fort Bend meets every 2nd Monday, 7 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, or every 3rd Monday, 10:30 .m., St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital. Babies welcome. Call 281-277-4989 or 281-778-3433 for more info. Al Anon meets twice a week Stafford/Missouri City area Al Anon meets twice a week in Lamplighter’s Club, 2524 FM 1092. Courage to Change AFG meets Wed., 6:30 p.m. & New Freedom AFG meets on Saturdays, 8 p.m. For more info call Jill at 281-416-9005.

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for more info. Fort Bend Master Gardeners to present program This group will present “Are you prepared for those fruit & citrus trees?” given by Tom LeRoy, Thursday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Rd., Rosenberg. No fees or registration to attend. Call 281-341-7068 or www. fbmg.com for more info. Afternoon Book Break Book lovers are invited to take a book break Thursday, January 20, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond, noon, Room 2D. Bring a snack lunch & enjoy a discussion of “The Boys From Dolores: Fidel Castro’s Schoolmates From Revolution to Exile”. Free & open to the public. Call 281-341-2677 for info. Black Bean cookery event Texas AgriLife Ext. Service will host this event Thursday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m., Education Center, 1402 Band Rd., Rosenberg. Participants will be able to sample black bean recipes & receive a cookbook. Charge $2. Make reservations by Jan. 12 at 281-3423034, ext. 7024. Intro computer classes offered Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Rd., will present free intro computer classes this month beginning Thursday, Jan. 20, 10:15 a.m., Tech Center. Other classes will begin 1/22 & 1/27. Call 281-238-2140 for more information. Free & open to public with reservations.

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Bush High School’s Navy JROTC is eight-time winner at state meet Bush High School’s Navy JROTC Drill Team qualified for the Navy State Drill Meet by placing first among 19 Navy JROTC teams that competed in November at Seguin High School. A total of 40 cadets from Bush competed in the meet, bringing home several top awards. The state meet challenged cadets in various areas of competition, including armed and unarmed drill that included basic and exhibition routines, color guard performance, phys-

ical fitness (pushups, sit-ups, and an 800-meter relay race), and a written exam covering the entire four-year naval science curriculum. Bush cadets earned the following awards: • Unarmed Drill Team, commanded by Cadet Commander Tina Tong – 1st place overall; 1st place, regulation drill; and 2nd place, inspection and exhibition drill • Physical Fitness Team, commanded by Cadet Lieutenant Commander Aaron

Mendoza – 1st place overall • Female Color Guard, commanded by Cadet Lieutenant Mindy Obregon – 2nd place overall • Cadets Aaron Mendoza and Aaron Woods – 1st place tie, sit ups • Cadet Daniel Mendoza – 2nd place overall, pushups • Cadet Aaron Mendoza – 3rd place overall, pushups The Bush NJROTC Drill Team will compete at the Navy JROTC State Drill Meet at Texas A&M University in

February, where the top two teams will advance to the Navy Nationals Drill Meet to be held at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Florida. The Bronco NJROTC Drill Team has advanced to the Navy Nationals for the past five years, competing against the top 24 NJROTC drill teams in the nation. When asked what she thought the chances were of the Broncos returning to the Navy Nationals for the 6th year, Cadet Commander Tina Tong responded “We are absolutely

sure that we are going back to Pensacola this year. Our goal as seniors is to instill the expectation of success into our junior

cadets, and I have no doubt that because of their dedication and commitment, we will return to the Navy Nationals this year.”

First Colony Women win Junior Nationals Nine Senior swimmers represented FCST at the 2010 Speedo Short Course Junior Nationals meet in Atlanta, Georgia on December 9th-11th. FCST took 3rd over all, with the Girls’ Team taking FIRST place! The Girls 200 Free Relay of Maddie Locus, Skylar Smith, Meaghan Connolly, and Simone Manuel started the meet off with a win in meet record breaking time! Not to be outdone, the Girls 800 Free Relay of Skylar Smith, Simone Manuel, Jordan Hancock, and Maddie Locus swam to a thrilling first place finish in meet record time as well! In addition to these two Meet Record relay swims, the Girls 400 Free Relay of Smith, Connolly, Locus, and Manuel, the Girls 200 Medley Relay

of Manuel, Romy Landeck, Smith, and Locus, and the Girls 400 Medley Relay of Manuel, Landeck, Smith, and Locus all walked away with new FCST Team Records! On the individual side, Maddie Locus walked away as Junior National Champion in the Women’s 50 Free and 100 Free. Both swims were GULF and FCST team records for Maddie. Teammates Romy Landeck, Simone Manuel, and Skylar Smith each finished in the Top 5 in one or more events. Landeck finished 3rd in the Women’s 100 Breast which broke the GULF and FCST team record while Simone Manuel finished 4th in the Women’s 50 Free. Manuel’s 50 Free broke the State record for the Girls 13-14 50 Free which was previ-

ously held by Olympian, Dana the Women’s 100 Breast and Photo provided by Bush High School’s NJROTC Vollmer. Skylar Smith finished 200 IM, both of which broke 4th in two individual events, FCST team records. Cadet Commander Tina Tong, foreground, reports in for unarmed drill.

FCST Junior National Team (Pictured Top from L to R): Simone Manuel, Meaghan Connolly, Daniel Graviss, Romy Landeck, Skylar Smith, (Pictured Bottom L to R): Maddie Locus, Kyle Yu, and Jordan Hancock.

Sugar Land prepares for freezing winter weather The City Sugar Land is working to protect city infrastructure and ensure citizens are prepared for several days of freezing temperatures. “Experience has shown us that water pipes in older homes in Sugar Land are not typically insulated sufficiently to withstand an extended hard freeze” said Director of Utilities SuEllen Staggs. “Pipes located near the external walls of the home are the most susceptible to freezing and bursting. “We recommend you locate the main shut off valve for your home. If you experience a leak, immediately closing the shutoff valve will minimize damage caused by the leak. Running

water or allowing water to drip from your faucets is not recommended as it can decrease water system pressure.” Staggs reminds residents that sprinkler systems also need to be protected. “During a hard freeze in recent years, numerous sprinkler system backflow preventers broke because they were not properly prepared.” Residents should take precautions to turn off and drain sprinkler systems: • Turn off the water to the irrigation system at main valve. • Set the automatic irrigation controller to the “rain” setting. • Turn on each of the valves to release pressure in the pipes. • Drain all of the water out of

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any irrigation components that might freeze. Call a landscape professional or the person who installed the sprinkler system if unsure how to drain a sprinkler system. Residents are encouraged to prepare their homes to avoid damage to water pipes, sprinkler systems and swimming pools. To prevent pipes from freezing, the city recommends: • wrapping or covering outside faucets, pipes exposed to outside temperatures and disconnecting water hoses; • keeping cabinet doors below kitchen and bathroom sinks open to allow warm air from the house to circulate around pipes located under the sinks;

• keeping house temperature above 68 degrees; and • turning off the main water valve and draining water from household pipes if house will be unoccupied for the duration of the forecasted freeze. (Main house shut off valve locations vary, but most are located either on the outside of the house near the driveway, kitchen, garage, or laundry room, or inside the house in the laundry room, kitchen, or a bathroom.) If a pipe bursts, shut off water at the main valve, and call a plumber. If the main valve can’t be located, call the Sugar Land Utilities Department at (281) 275-2450 to have the water turned off at the meter.

Prayer List Darren Glynn, civilian contractor Corporal Jarrod Wayman, USMC Sgt. Simon Gutierrez, USMC Pvt. Marques Roberson, U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Seiter, U.S. Army Mike Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Dan Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Henry Blassingame, contractor SPC Christopher Kimrey, U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon, USMC Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo, U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Fox, U.S. Army Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado, USMC Airman Oscar Mejorado II, USAF Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado, USN Capt. Richard Carrell, USAF Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams, USMC Sgt. Holly K. Williams, USMC E3 Barett Clement, USCG Capt. Joseph DeWitt, U.S. Army Maj. William J. Stoesser, U.S. Army Airman Caleb J. Powell, USAF Cpl. Erick Tijerina, USMC LCDR James D. Shaw, U.S. Navy TSgt. Daniel Vargas, USAF LCpl. Jeffrey B. Brock, USMC FC2 Penny McGaughy, U.S. Navy LCpl. Raymond Padilla, Jr., USMC LCpl. Robert Originales, Jr., USMC PFC Patrick Fege, U.S. Army Corporal Jonathon Ross, USMC Capt. Clay Bland, U.S. Army Capt. Hunter Bland, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Gomez, USMC PFC Eli Harrington, USMC LCpl. “Trey” L. Chapa III, USMC Lt. Col. Bentley Nettles, U.S. Army Cpl. Jose R. Zepeda, USMC Jerry Zepeda, civilian contractor FR Brad Lindsey, U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Taylor, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Pereira, USMC LCpl. Kevin Canada, USMC SPC Donald McPaul, U.S. Army SSgt. Percy Engineer, U.S. Army LCpl. Douglas R. Johnson, USMC Sgt. Jerome Estrada, USMC SSgt. Joseph Crow, USAF DaNetra D. Pittman, Civilian Conractor Airman Shannon Fleming, U.S. Navy

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Sugar Land prepares for freezing winter weather The City Sugar Land is working to protect city infrastructure and ensure citizens are prepared for several days of freezing temperatures. “Experience has shown us that water pipes in older homes in Sugar Land are not typically insulated sufficiently to withstand an extended hard freeze” said Director of Utilities SuEllen Staggs. “Pipes located near the external walls of the home are the most susceptible to freezing and bursting. “We recommend you locate the main shut off valve for your home. If you experience a leak, immediately closing the shutoff valve will minimize damage caused by the leak. Running water or allowing water to drip from your faucets is not recommended as it can decrease water system pressure.” Staggs reminds residents that

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To prevent pipes from freezing, the city recommends: • wrapping or covering outside faucets, pipes exposed to outside temperatures and disconnecting water hoses; • keeping cabinet doors below kitchen and bathroom sinks open to allow warm air from the house to circulate around pipes located under the sinks; • keeping house temperature above 68 degrees; and • turning off the main water valve and draining water from household pipes if house will

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First Colony Swim Team takes 2nd at GULF Age Group championship Sixty-five FCST Age Group Swimmers competed in the GULF Age Group Championship Meet on December 10th-12th in Sugar Land, Texas. FCST finished 2nd overall in the team standings. Individual high point winners include Alicia Finnigan for the 11-12 Girls and Madison Varisco for the 13-14 Girls. In addition, FCST saw several team records broken at the meet. Alicia Finnigan broke the 11-12 Girls 100 Fly, 200 Fly, and 200

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Family asks for help from the public The Cockrell family in Quail Valley started out the year unpleasantly surprised when they learned that its Santa from their Christmas display was taken from the front yard about a week after Christmas. We’re told that Santa is almost 20 years old and over six feet tall, and holds a personalized list with each of the family members names and those of their pets. Part of their outdoor display was taken down by the family on Sunday, Jan. 2 and the figures were left one more night and were planned for removal the following day. These fig-

This is the Santa that was recently stolen from a yard in Quail Valley. It represents part of the Cockrell family’s treasured annual Christmas display. A reward for its recovery is being offered.

ures are put up yearly by the family and have become a sort of tradition with them. With the Santa grabbed up from their front yard, they are so disappointed and feel their display won’t be the same without the Santa since the kids grew up with it as did the neighbors and their children, who all enjoyed seeing it yearly. The family is asking for help in recovering its prized Christmas possession and

Mo City Council Connection held, several actions taken during meeting During its regularly scheduled meeting held on Monday, Jan. 3, City Council approved a contract for high-speed internet services, authorized a loan to TIRZ 1 to fund drainage work at Texas Parkway and Cartwright Road, and amended the municipal trash contract to include service for some homes outside of the City limits. Here are some actions City Council took during the meeting: • Approved an addition to the solid waste contract to extend collection service to homes in Sections 1, 2 and 3 of Newpoint Estates that are not currently within the City limits.  Section 4 is within City limits, and the addition will allow unified pickup within the subdivision.  The decision was made at the

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would like someone to come forward who may have seen the occurrence of the incident or may know of the location of their beloved Santa. Please send an email to the Star at starnews@fortbendstar. com with information or a tip that can help in making the recovery. Or, you may call the Cockrells directly at 281-4996264. A reward is being offered for information leading to the Santa figure’s recovery.

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request of homeowners. • Approved a resolution authorizing funding through an economic development agreement between the City, TIRZ 1 and the Missouri City Development Authority for a $217,706 loan for construction of enclosed drainage on 3 of the 4 corners at Texas Parkway and Cartwright Road. The work is an extension of the ongoing Texas Parkway sidewalks project. The loan will be repaid from TIRZ 1 as revenue is received. • Approved a contract for grounds maintenance services for mowing and maintaining 298 acres of parkland in the City to Bio Landscape and Maintenance, Inc. for $251,453. The contract is for one year with options to renew for up to two additional years. Nine proposals were received for the contract and the City chose to work with Bio, the current provider, based on the company’s strong service record, pricing plan and its location within City limits. Bio has worked with Missouri City since 2008 and handled the original mowing of the Quail Valley golf courses when the City acquired the property. • Approved the consent agenda, including the following items: • Awarded an $83,820 contract to Comcast Business Communications for highspeed internet services. The agreement covers 36 months of service. • Authorized the purchase of tires for City vehicles on an asneed basis through the State of Texas cooperative purchasing system. The $50,000 contract will be issued by the State of Texas Comptroller’s Office to Michelin North America, Inc. • Approved deviations from a zoning ordinance for a Popeye’s Restaurant, allowing the exterior red color for the establishment, and allowing the business to have company colors on its signs. The site is located on State Highway 6, southeast of its intersection with Vicksburg Boulevard.  This is the first of two readings on the amendment.

QV Proud Hotline CHANGE IN PROUD 2011 SLATE. The nominee for the secretarial position will be Pat Toland. WEB SITE FOR SENIOR LIVING FACILITY Under construction in Missouri City. www.hamptonpointemanor. com SPEED “feedback” SIGN. “I have noticed at times that I have been going over the limit. Over all, I think drivers are going slower. Thank you PROUD for this “gift”. OUTSTANDING VIDEO ON CITY WEBSITE. What CITY accomplished in 2010. Turn up your volume. Only 7.42 minutes. Link on home page under “Videos 2010”. www.missouricitytx.gov WEB SITE FOR ITEMS ADVERTISED ON TV? (I am flattered that people think I have “all the answers”.) I found a web site called: www. asseenontvguys.com (As Seen On TV Guys). SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY? The Police Department encourages all citizens to call on these matters because it often helps them become informed of criminal activity that they weren’t aware of at that time. Call the non emergency Police # at 281403-8700. You do not have to give your name or address. OR you can report this, in person, at the Police Station or just hand the receptionist a piece of paper with the street address of the location and nature of the concern. STAR CINEMA GRILL. A new entertainment venue of 40,000 square feet in Missouri City. It will house 9 theatres, 1300 seats and a full restaurant and bar. More information to come. GIVE YOUR “COOK” A BREAK. EAT AT THE QV GRILLE. REASONABLE prices, LOTS menu choices, GOOD FOOD, HAPPY HOUR! STAY UPDATED ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY. Email your name and address to: “Valley View E-News” (Written by two (2) volunteers as their service to the community.) Request that you be

Weekly children’s programs offered at branch libraries Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch, 1530 Texas Parkway, and Sienna Branch, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. presents a variety of free children’s programs -- Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, and School-Age Programs -every month. These programs are free and open to the public. Also offered is the teen program. For more information call the Missouri City branch at 281-2382100 or the Sienna branch at 281231-2900 or 281-342-2677.

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21511 VENTURE PARK • LONG MEADOW FARMS: 3/2/2 Beautiful 1 Story home! Large Island Kitchen w/granite, SS Appls, Tiled Floors, 3 Bedrooms w/Study, 2 full baths. Conveniently Located off Westpark Tollway & 99 $175,000 Call JoAnn Garza (713)927-0454 (21511VP)

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PECAN GROVE PLANTATION: Beautifully Decorated 2-Story Designed Home Features Laminate Wood Flrs; Granite Counters; Updated Cabinets; Tile Flrs; Pool/Spa; Corner Lot; 4 Bedrms/3.1Baths. $247,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (2914OS)

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NEW LANDSCAPING MAKES THIS THE BEST BARGAIN IN FORT BEND! Just remodeled and landscaped! Large house in Quail Valley with guest/maid quarters. New paint-every room and most drawers and cabinets. New carpet and tile in both the main house and guest house. New granite countertops in kitchen, new sinks, new cooktops and new double oven. House has both formals and 3-5 bedrooms with 2 bedrooms down. Guest quarters has 2-3 bedrooms plus living room with cathedral ceiling. Also 2 car garage and swimming pool. Call Becky Faust 713-8289007 (3003CA)

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COVINGTON WOODS – Great floor plan, 4-bdrm, 2-bath, formals, tile floors thru out, low taxes. Well established community in the Heart of Sugar Land. $124,900 Marian Hecker 713-301-4415 (13734DR)

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SIENNA – Gorgeous Custom Home located on wooded cul-de-sac in The Forest! Wine room, large brkfst & sun room. Covered porch & packyard pavilion. Private vestibule lures you into your master bdrm paradise. Huge upstairs bdrms w/walk-in closets. The casita would be great for a live-in or a private home office w/full bath. Must See! $799,000 Ram King 713-480-5109 (107BT)

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Fort Bend County residents come through again; golf classic a total success exactly what took place durThe first place winner was went to the Ice Cold Ice Team, ing the Duck Golf Classic this the Wallace team, headed up by headed up by Peter Stone and year,” said Dorothy Nall, chair- Travis Wallace. Second place third place was Steve Longoria’s man, Duck Golf Classic and Exchange Club of Fort Bend member. One hundred and twenty-five people or 31 teams of four, filled Pecan Grove Plantation’s golf course, where the fun kicked off.

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Wendell Gammon, 66, of Meadows Place, TX passed away on January 6, 2011. Wendell was born in Fayetteville, TN to Willard and Erdice Gammon. Wendell served in the United States Air Force, and was employed by Sysco Foods. He was an avid outdoorsman, photographer and sports enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his father Willard Gammon, and two brothers Douglas and Larry Gammon. Wendell is survived by his mother, Erdice Gammon of Fayetteville, TN; his wife of 42 years, Joy Gammon of Meadows Place, TX; son, Larry Gammon and wife Pam of Richmond, TX.; son,

Mark Gammon and wife Courtney, of Winter Haven, FL; daughter, Gina Klein and husband Steven of Boise ID.; grandchildren, Tyler and Taylor Gammon, and Ruby Klein; sister, Linda Gatlin of Fayetteville TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation was held at 6:00p.m., with Funeral Service at 7 p.m., January 10, 2011, Earthman Southwest Chapel, 12555 S. Kirkwood, Stafford, TX. 77477. 281240-3300. Wendell will be laid to rest in Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Thunder Wolf District of Boy Scouts recognizes Cub Scout Joseph James Jarecki has achieved, through hard work, the honor of being the top popcorn salesman in the Thunder Wolf District. Joseph sold $1,517 of popcorn, leading not only his pack but the entire scout district. Joseph is Webelos rank in Pack 282, chartered by the

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raffle and live auction with  unique and great items, which Commissioner James Patterson served as Auctioneer.  The Winner of the Nifty Fifty Raffle was Cy Cates on the Dettling golf team. The Winner’s Last Chance Drawing was George Craig, who won the 32” flat screen TV.  Next year’s tournament will be held in October, so watch for the announcements and be sure to sign-up quickly for this event fills early.

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Teams.  Fort Bend’s District Attorney’s team, the John Healey Team was the winner of the Dead Ass Last Award which drew a hearty round of applause during the awards ceremony.  Javier Garza, Prosperity Bank team won Closest to Hole and Jeff Haley of SouthWest Water Team and Jennifer Meneely of the Olenjnikova Team won the Longest Drive Award. The Exchange Club of Fort Bend also offered a

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Southminster Presbyterian Church. He is the son of Jim and Desiree Jarecki. His father is the Pack Committee Chairman, and his mother is a member of the Pack Committee, so the entire family is very involved in scouting. In recognition of this achievement, Joseph will be awarded an iTouch iPod. Pack 282, chartered by Southminster Presbyterian Church, is a member of the Thunder Wolf District, comprised of Stafford MISD and the portion of Fort Bend ISD South of US-59.

This newly remodeled five bedroom home and garage apartment with two additional bedrooms is in movein condition. It has been updated with granite counter tops, new carpet, new appliances, and new paint. It has new landscaping, a new deck, and even the swimming pool had been resurfaced. The house has both formals and a den, two downstairs bedrooms or a master bedroom and a “anything room” with built-in bookcases. For sale or for lease, you’ll love your new home in Quail Valley, home to custom homes, large trees and exemplary schools. This house is perfect for the multi-generation family as the garage apartment has a kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, downstairs office or den and a downstairs craft room. Plenty of storage in the two car garage.

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Local artist & firefighter is Fort Bend’s connection in Lone Survivor Foundation The Lone Survivor Foundation dedicated to honoring the men who lost their lives in Operation Redwing is off to a great start at helping returning combat soldiers. Missouri City firefighter Matt Rios, who painted several patriotic murals honoring the American diehard spirit is a part of the effort as a war veteran, and he joins Marcus Luttrel, Chairman of the foundation. Luttrel lauched the foundation this summer after he wrote Lone Survivor detailing how he and fellow Navy SEALs

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Mural artist and Missouri City firefighter Matt Rios practices for a 50-mile run in February to raise money for the Lone Survivor Foundation. awareness to the foundation in Fort Bend and he’s going on a 50-mile run in February in Huntsville State Park. “I am having family, friends, and other great Americans sponsor me for the run and 100% of the money I raise will be given to the foundation,” he said. Leonetti’s Graphics has already sponsored him by providing shirts with the foundations logo, what Rios will wear in the run. Rios says of

his intentions, “I will write the check out the day before the run and upon crossing the finish line I will hand it over to the President of the Foundation,” a symbolic handing over a baton for the next stretch…in this case, the next stretch of life for the returning veterans of war. For more information, visit www.lonesurvivorfoundation. org/#programs or follow Matt Rios at www.running50mforthelonesurvivors.blogspot.com/

Rainbow Trout family fishing event is Jan. 15 Brazos Bend State Park will host a Rainbow Trout Family Fishing Event on January 15, from 7am to 5 pm. Over 2,000 catchable Rainbow Trout will be stocked into New Horseshoe Lake as part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) annual trout stocking program. Catching these hungry fish at Brazos Bend State Park can be easy, making the experience ideal for both novice anglers and kids. The fish will bite almost immediately after stocking and typically will take a variety of baits, from whole kernel canned corn or commercial soft bait to artificial flies and even small spinner baits. If you don’t have fishing gear, a limited number of rod and reel setups will be available free of

charge for use during the event. It’s also a good idea to carry along a pair of needle-nosed pliers to help remove hooks, and a five gallon bucket, small ice chest or a fish stringer to keep your catch. Be sure to keep freshly caught trout cold on ice or refrigerated. Park Rangers will be available each day during the event to assist fisherman and to answer questions. Park visitors do not need a fishing license while they’re fishing within the boundaries of a state park. Anglers are required to pay the park’s entrance fee for the Rainbow Trout Fishing Event and follow all applicable fishing regulations. Rainbow trout anglers can keep five trout per day. There is no minimum length limit.

Mrs. Deborah Kerr and Mr. Conrad Kerr are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Robert Wommack, III to Miss Micaela Ornelas, daughter of Mrs. Eva Ornelas and Mr. Larry Ornelas of Austin, Texas. The engagement took place New Year’s Eve 2010 at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas. The couple met while attending college in Austin, Texas. The groom-elect is a native Houstonian and the grandson of Mrs. Inez Hofferek of Waller, Texas. He is a NDT Technician Specialist with Team Industrial Services out of Jacksonville, Florida. The bride-elect is a native Austinite and the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Mary Ornelas of Highlands, Texas. She is a Service Sales Representative with State Farm in Austin, Texas.

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FBISD holds lenthy zoning workshop....... from page 1 Wrongful death suit filed “We would like to look at School showed student capacity tors. This Sunday, a sizable rally on behalf of Marine. ................................. from page 1 and reconsider the possibility of at 1,196 and current enrollment about this east end of the district repurposing that with more information,” she said. Highlights of the elementary school update include the Colony Bend elementary school closure options for closing it and rezoning all K-5 students, 360 of them, to Colony Meadows and Highlands amounting to a $1,159,000 savings, establishing a GT Academy at Colony Bend for grades 3-5 at a cost of $530,185 and rezoning students into Colony Bend for Cornerstone and Settlers Way. There was also a rezoning option for Telfair to accommodate students in the under enrolled schools within First Colony, i.e. Colony Bend and Colony Meadows. Of concern is the future use of a closed Colony Bend school, given that scenario. Not having a plan for what to do with the school under that option raised board members concern. For the middle schools, a feedback report for Baines Middle

of 1,504 projected to continue to increase requiring zone transfers or a new future school, MS #15 at a cost of $2,095,000, vis a vis adding T-buildings to make the accommodations. Addressing issues of past workshops about the possibility of closing either Marshall or Willowridge High School, an update showed annual cost operations of the two schools, noticeably higher in utilities for Willowridge, partly explained to be due to school size. The two high school options stirred up controversy among board members polarizing opinions at turning McAuliffe Middle School into a technical school to accompany the closure of either Willowridge or Marshall High School and the other position, not doing anything at all until further information can be obtained about technical school interest, enrollment projections and other success fac-

closures was held and reportedly referred to by an attendee for what she said it really is … the minority side of the district. There’s more to come. A Willowridge/Marshall High School community march is being organized for Jan. 22 sponsored by the Fort Bend Pastor’s Association. Close schools, but add buildings to make accommodations for growth needs requiring capital expenditures seemed to be an expressed theme counterproductive to what the district wants to accomplish. The fact that schools throughout the district show over and under utilization numbers remains the challenge facing the school district. The board continues to review options to cut back and better use existing facilities and tax dollars, especially in light of budget slashes about to come from the state legislature which may impact public school financing.

David Stidman was a 23 year old B.F. Terry High School graduate; class of 2005. He participated in ROTC at Terry and joined the Marines shortly after graduation. He served multiple tours in war zones, and earned the rank of Corporal. David Stidman had returned home, on terminal military leave, to help his father who had been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident only

months before. According to his father, Dwayne Stidman, in the short time David had been home, he had made changes to their business operation so he (Dwayne) could get around while he was recovering,. Dwayne said David was scheduled to study Engineering in college. Dwayne Stidman is shattered by the loss of his son and the loss of their future. Rob

Ammons, the Houston who has filed the Wrongful Death suit on behalf of David for his father, has publicly vowed to leave no stone unturned. With the local connections in this case it will be an interesting one to follow. Sean McGuire faces both criminal and civil cases in the 240th District Court, Honorable Judge Thomas R Culver III presiding.

Wanted Stafford man arrested in Brownsville. .......................................... from page 1 The Marins returned later that night walking into the bar shooting, forever changing the course of many lives. To date, the three Marin brothers turned themselves in at the county jail to face capi-

tal murder and charges. Their cousin, Francisco Marin was captured by Valley authorities and Federal Marshall's officers last week. All are in custody and facing charges for the December

shooting deaths of Francisco Pena, 27, and Oscar Mejorado, 28, as well as the aggravated assaults on other patrons at the bar that night. Bond for all the family is set at $200,000 each.

Momma.................................................... from page 1 Tom DeLay sentenced to three year Yes, she did. That sweet little Seems the foul mouthed, fist moment, Bubba went to jail, wife snitched him off, right sling’n son of a motherless goat directly to jail, and has yet to prison term plus 10 years probation. ......... from page 1 ole there in the grocer’s parking lot. had some property the ATF and pass go! He’ll be in the poky shooting -- these are among the highlights of the statements in Hastert’s testimony. DeLay's attorneys submitted to the court more than 30 character and support letters from friends and political leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, eight current U.S. congressmen, and from this area, Fort Bend County

Judge Bob Herbert and former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier. Only one witness was to testify for the prosecution, a Southeast Texas businessman who alleged DeLay urged him to evade campaign finance laws in a separate case. The judge is reported to have declined hearing the testimony. DeLay was one of the most

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Sealed Proposals, in duplicate, directed to the City Secretary of the City of Meadows Place, Texas will be received at City Hall, One Troyan Drive, Meadows Place, Texas, 77477 until 2:00 p.m. local time on the 20th of January, 2011, to furnish all labor, materials and equipment and to perform all work for the construction of the following project: CLOTH DISK FILTER PURCHASE The project primarily involves the purchase of a cloth filter disk unit for the purpose of secondary wastewater treatment and reuse, located in the City of Meadows Place, Texas. Preapproved manufacturer is Ashbrook. Bid security in the amount of five (5) percent of the greatest amount bid must accompany each bid. It shall be each Bidder’s responsibility to inspect the site of work and to inform itself regarding all local conditions under which the work is to be done. It shall be understood and agreed that all such factors have been thoroughly investigated and considered in the preparation of the Bid submitted. The Plans, Specifications, Proposal Form and Contract Documents may be examined at the office of the City Secretary of the City of Meadows Place, the offices of HDR|Claunch & Miller, 4635 Southwest Freeway, Suite 1000, Associated General Contractors, and F.W. Dodge. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from HDR|Claunch & Miller (713) 622-9264 upon a NON-REFUNDABLE payment of $35.00. If the copy is to be mailed, please include $5.00 postage and handling. Upon consideration of the bids the City plans to award the Contract, however the Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any and all technicalities, and to accept any bid which it deems advantageous to it. Each bidder agrees to waive any claim it has or may have against the Owner, the Engineer, and their respective employees, arising out of or in connection with the administration, evaluation, or recommendation of any bid.

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Sugar Land Home and Garden Show, set for Jan. 15 & 16

Austin HS’s football team named winner in national video contest

Austin High School was named 2nd place winner in the 2010 Friday Night Feats national high school football video contest, sponsored by State Farm Insurance Companies. The online video contest highlighted some of this season’s greatest moments in high school football as submitted by players, coaches and fans from across the U.S. and parts of Canada. Austin’s award-winning video featured Wide Receiver James Sullivan catching a homerun pass from Quarterback Taylor Woods. Photo by Timeless Landscape Austin High School was Get expert advice and information on the latest products and trends for among more than 50 Zone finalindoors and out at the inaugural Sugar Land Home and Garden Show, ists named in the contest. All January 15 and16 at the Stafford Centre. The event will feature over a finalists received $2,500 for their dozen industry experts on two seminar stages and over 200 exhibitors, including local and national authorities on kitchen and bath renovation, residential landscaping, interior design, flooring, wine rooms, pools and spas, home organizing, the latest energy-efficient products, and all the things to make a house a home. More information is available at www. SugarLandHomeAndGarden.com.

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schools. As the 2nd place contest winner, Austin received an additional $10,000 as its prize award. The school’s athletic booster club also presented the team with $1,800 in checks and pledges to support the school’s athletic department. “We are honored to be named a winner in the contest, and appreciate State Farm Insurance Companies for allowing schools the opportunity to compete for these generous awards,” said Head Football Coach, Dan Schreiber. Austin’s prize award will be applied toward the purchase of athletic equipment for all of the school’s athletic teams.

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FBISD to host its opportunity knocks “Vendor Expo 2011”

Charles (Chuck) Arena earned his Coast Guard Aviator Wings on Friday, December 17, from the Navy Flight School in Pensacola, Florida.  Now stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana, he will be flying the most advanced search-and-rescue helicopter for the Coast Guard, the HH-65C Dolphin.  For the past 10 years the Arena family has resided in New Territory.  Chuck was a 2003 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School Area business representain Sugar Land and a 2007 graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy in tives are invited to attend Fort New London, Connecticut.” Bend ISD’s Opportunity Knocks “Vendor Expo 2011” to learn how to do business with the school district. The event will be held on Thursday, January 20, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Fort Bend ISD Annex, located at 3119 Sweetwater Blvd. in Sugar Land. The focus of the expo is to offer a platform for local companies that are interested in becoming vendors of FBISD’s and teach those companies about the District’s procurement process. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the FBISD Procurement staff and receive information on various services and commodities that the District currently uses. Representatives of other FBISD departments (including Transportation, Technology, Community Relations, Construction, Maintenance and

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Award-winning Fort Bend Theatre presents Seussical to be performed January 15 – February 13 Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm at 2815 N. Main St in Stafford. Based on the delightful stories by Dr. Seuss, Seussical brings all of our favorite characters to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and those wacky Whos. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant in a story that makes you laugh and cry. Tickets are available online at the FBT website www.fortbendtheatre.com and are only $8. For more information, please call 281-208-3333. Fort Bend Theatre Gertrude McFuzz (Adina Owen) is embarrassed by her small tail feathers is located at 2815 N. Main St. in while Amayzing Mayzie (Crystal Sharadin), Cat in the Hat (Mark C. Stafford. Connelly) and the Bird Girls (L –R: Kathyrn Victory, Jordie Dunnington and Vangie Janer) look on in dismay

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Fort Bend ISD will host its annual Band Bash Concert on Thursday, January 27, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Hopson Field House, located at 3335 Hurricane Lane in Missouri City. The event is free of charge and will showcase the talents of beginner band students from all of the District’s K-6 schools. Trombonist Andre Hayward will be the guest performer at the event. Come and support the efforts of these talented young musicians who represent FBISD’s band program.

David Caceres will present a CD-release concert at Stafford Centre

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The David Caceres Jazz Quartet will perform at Caceres’ CD-release concert on Saturday, January 15, at 9:00 p.m., at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. Tickets are $25 and include a new-release CD. Contact the Stafford Centre box office at 281-208-6900, www. staffordcentre.com. Caceres is a Houston-based saxophonist, vocalist and composer. More information on David Caceres is available at www.davidcaceres. com.

Lamar CISD artists featured in 2011 calendar Two Lamar CISD student artists have their works featured in the 2011 calendar from one of Texas largest architecture and engineering firms. George Ranch High School’s Isabelle Antes drawing of her school received an Award of Excellence and appears in the May section of the calendar.The drawing of Frost Elementary by fifthgrader Garbriela Benitez is featured in the Honorable Mention section of the calendar. More than 50 schools participated in this year’s calendar art contest.


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