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Not surprisingly, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz came to the 2014 Lincoln-Reagan dinner at Safari Texas Ranch on January 10 with his tongue sharp and his message even sharper, blasting President Obama's "record of lawlessness" and warning the sell-out crowd that the American people need to rise up and take back their country. The conservative Republican laid out his reasoning for why he thinks American liberties are under attack, accusing Obama of "picking and choosing" which laws to follow. Cruz specifically mentioned the

executive orders Obama used to implement drug and gun control measures, steering immigration enforcement away from certain groups in the country illegally and the NSA surveillance scandal. "What the president is doing is unprecedented and it threatens the role of law", Cruz said. "No Democrats are standing up to call him on it. This is something that should bother people regardless of party". Cruz reserved his harshest attacks for the Affordable Care Act, calling it an "unmitigated disaster", stating that five million CRUZ, continued on page 5

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz was the keynote speaker at the 2014 LincolnReagan dinner in Fort Bend County on January 10. He is pictured with Sylia Gallegos and Luis Zelaya, with the Dan Branch campaign for Texas Attorney General.

started with bigger sales tax rebate checks than last year. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs released the monthly

tax revenue sales data for cities across the state and most cities in Fort Bend show revenue jumps over this same time last

Fort Bend Cities’ Sales and Use Tax Comparison Summary - January 2014 Net Payment This Period

Comparable Payment Prior Year

% Change

2014 Payments To Date

2013 Payments To Date

% Change

Meadows Place

75,422.60

80,112.76

-5.85%

75,422.60

80,112.76

-5.85%

Missouri City

574,870.64

528,542.25

8.76%

574,870.64

528,542.25

8.76%

Richmond

349,562.86

338,085.49

3.39%

349,562.86

338,085.49

3.39%

Rosenberg

1,239,832.19

956,793.00

29.58%

1,239,832.19

956,793.00

29.58%

Stafford

1,187,258.24

1,249,916.93

-5.01%

1,187,258.24

1,249,916.93

-5.01%

Sugar Land

3,868,528.42

3,221,800.39

20.07%

3,868,528.42

3,221,800.39

20.07%

Houston

47,987,045.85

44,882,128.90

6.91%

47,987,045.85

44,882,128.90

6.91%

All cities listed above are in Fort Bend County. The City of Houston is primarily in Harris County.

Rosenberg backs away from commercial wells for alternate water needs By Betsy Dolan

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The cities were hoping to find an alternative water source to building an expensive surface water treatment plant. According to City Engineer, Charles Kalkomey, the city did receive a detailed review of the hydro-geological and geotechnical data for the proposed well field that did suggest some subsidence in Fort Bend County could occur as a result of the project. Subsidence can lead to an increased threat of flooding. "Although this subsidence is significantly less than that predicted in the FBSD's (Fort Bend Subsidence District) earlier

The City of Rosenberg has scrapped its controversial plan to drill 10 commercial wells in Austin and Waller counties because new data showed an increased likelihood of subsidence, or land sinking. Rosenberg and Richmond had been part of Electro Purification LLC's well permit application with the Bluebonnet Groundwater Conversation District. The permit requested permission to drill the wells and truck millions of gallons of water to Rosenberg and Richmond as a way to meet the state mandated groundwater 11039.H&G_SugarLand'14_FtBendStarNewspaper_Layout 1 12/18/13 reduction requirements by 2016. ROSENBERG, continued on page 5

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City, county, and state work together on Stafford parking construction and brought convenience and structure to parents and patrons visiting the area that Charles Russell, Stafford’s in the past were required City Engineer, updated to park on the dirt lot. the Planning & Zoning P&Z Commissioner Virginia Commission on January 7t,on Rosas said, “That area has the topic of what has and taken a beating, and when is taking place on the city’s streets. A much needed parking it rains, it’s a muddy mess.” Fort Bend County requested lot was added at SMSD on that TxDOT leave 750 cubic Constitution Avenue, across from the Civic Center, while the yards of the RAP for use by the City of Stafford. The RAP students were out of school. generated from this project The all-weather, recycled will count as a portion of Fort asphalt pavement (RAP) Bend County’s allotment in the was allotted to the City of County Assistance Program. Stafford with the help of In other street news, the Councilwoman Felecia EvansStafford/Staffordshire Road Smith, Commissioner Grady Prestage, and Road and Bridge construction is moving along as planned. Expect future Commissioner Marc Grant. road closures and detours When city, county, and state on weekends to continue work together mountains can be moved. This project saved CITY, continued on page 10 the City of Stafford $35K By Karen Daniels

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That dog and flea thingie By LeaAnne Klentzman

Last weekend a guy was “hanging out” with, as police put it, “several CRIMINAL u n i d e n t i f i e d OF THE WEEK people” at an unidentified apartment on Old South Drive in the Pecan Grove subdivision.   This will come as a shock ....sometime between 9 and 11 that night the now “five unknown Hispanic males” he was “hanging out” with attacked him and stole his cell phone. It’s an old say’n for a reason…. hang’n with dogs ya’1fleas! 1:16will PM get Page

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year. Combs said “consumer spending in retail trade contributed to the latest gain in state sales tax collections” and that other sectors such as telecommunications also contributed to the monthly growth. Statewide, those local sales tax gains were up 8.1 percent compared to January 2013. Details of the January sales tax rebates for cities in Fort Bend County show Rosenberg with the greatest percentage increase, 29.58 over last year, and Sugar Land at a gain of 20.07 percent followed by Missouri City, 8.76 percent, and Richmond, 3.39 percent. The City of Stafford and SALES TAX, continued on page 10

Tips sought in rape case Pheasant Creek area. According to Sheriff’s Twenty one days after a spokesman Bob Haenel, on brutal rape in a northeast December 20, 2013 the victim Fort Bend County told authorities she neighborhood sheriff’s arrived home just spokesman finally before noon. Haenel notifies the public. said, “She pulled into Just days before the attached garage Christmas and in the of her home and midst of the holiday soon after getting season, Fort Bend out of her vehicle, Suspect sheriff’s deputies she was accosted were called to Sugar Land by a lone male who had Methodist Hospital to meet snuck into her garage after with the victim of a brutal she had driven in.” Haenel sexual assault that occurred went on to say, She was at her home in what law sexually assaulted in her enforcement describes as northeast Fort Bend County/ RAPE CASE, continued on page 5 By LeaAnne Klentzman

Fort Bend County teen begins Olympic dreams with Russia By Karen Daniels

At 16, Alyson Baldwin has taken her first step toward Olympic gold as a future goalie in women’s hockey. And though the fact that she has been selected by Russia may be bittersweet for America, Alyson was adopted from Russia when she was six months-old. She has an older brother, Sean and a younger brother, Trey, and they too are adopted from Russia and have dual citizenships. OLYMPIC, continued on page 5

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One of the most sought-after tickets on the Fort Bend County social circuit, the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation’s 12th Annual Founders’ Ball, returns for what is expected to be another record-setting evening to raise funds for the historic Sugar Land Auditorium. This year’s event, “SLCAF in Revue: Past & Present,” will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Safari Texas Ballroom in Richmond featuring a musical tribute to Sugar Land’s history as created and directed by renowned director and choreographer Michael Tapley. Individual tickets are $100 and underwriting opportunities start at $1,250 for a table of 10. Live and silent auction

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items also will be available. The attire is black-tie optional. Proceeds from the evening will continue the restoration of the Sugar Land Auditorium as a cultural arts center for the community. Since its inception, the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation has raised more than $1 million to restore the Sugar Land Auditorium. Most recently, funds helped replace the venue’s floorings, upgrade lighting and tint its windows. As a result, the fully functioning, 400-seat theater is booked year-round for performances, lectures and meetings. This year’s gala honorees, representing Sugar Land’s past and present, are former Sugar Land Mayor Bill Little (who served from 1961- 1964) and current Mayor James Thompson. The event is chaired by Sonal Bhuchar, past president of

Chairs and honorees for the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation 12th Annual Founders’ Ball include Gala Chairs Dr. Subodh Bhuchar and Sonal Bhuchar (bottom left) and (top l. to r.) Bridget Yeung, SLCAF board member; Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson and former Sugar Land Mayor Bill Little, both honorees; and Don Kerstetter of title sponsor Classic Chevrolet. the Fort Bend Independent School District, and Subodh Bhuchar, a leading Sugar Land area family physician. For tickets and more

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The American Red Cross will be hosting the 13th annual Red Cross Super Ball on Saturday, January 25, at Safari Texas Ranch. This year’s event is chaired by Eileen Akerson and Kandee and Terry McGill. The event will be a casual, tailgate party featuring a super-size tailgate buffet, complimentary beer and wine, live and silent auctions, sports games, dancing and fun! Individual tickets are $75, couples $130, and there are still sponsorship opportunities available. In addition to raising money for American Red Cross programs in Fort Bend County such as Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, and Transportation, the Red Cross Super Ball honors individuals in our community who show strong support and commitment to Fort Bend County and the Red Cross. This year’s Honorees are Fluor Corporation; Dee Koch, The George Foundation; May Tape D.D.S.; and Vivian Douglas. This event would not be possible without our sponsors.

Terry McGill - Enbridge; Kandee McGill; and top sponsor Ron Ewer – Legacy Ford. At this time, our sponsors include our top sponsor, Quarterback, Legacy Ford; our Kicker, Fluor; our Players, Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors, Ernst & Young, Trustmark National Bank, and UTMB Health Clinic – Sugar Land; our Fans, County Judge Bob Hebert, Davis Greenlawn, Gurecky Mfg. Service Inc., Hoffman Insurance Group, Houston Methodist Sugar Land

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The building of a scandal – The city of Rosenberg has promoted their long time police chief to city manager thus the search is on for a new police chief; one who will answer to the former police chief now city manager. According to insiders, since trying to become competitive with east Fort Bend county cities, Rosenberg has been cooking the crime stat books in their efforts to earn Safe City status. Lo and behold, Rosenberg was proclaimed a Safe City, right there along with Sugar Land and, Missouri City. Imagine the surprise when a chief cook and bottle washer, over at the Rosenberg Police Department, wrangles himself a seat as the City Manager, which in turn allows him to select the new police chief.  Initially that new chief’s job had standard qualifications; they were posted on the city’s website. Before the day was up, another set of qualifications were posted resending the previous posting. According to those in the know, the new qualifications seemingly exclude all internal employees with the exception of a close personal friend of the former chief now city manager, well, all but he and the poor, beleaguered assistant chief who is currently acting chief.   It might be noted that the qualifications for the new chief, are such that the former police chief now city manager does not qualify. Even so, applications poured in, well over 100 or more.  Then as if my miracle, word began to spread that close personal crony of the former police chief now city manager was in the lead. Imagine that, a guy who has the reputation of a bully.  The guy who said in an open staff meeting, “I am 99 percent that I will be the next Police Chief,” the guy who has character issues that have plagued west Fort Bend

County for years. It might behoove the city of Rosenberg to remember the job of police chief is that of public trust; is there no one available for that job that has not knocked up a subordinate? Are there no candidates that have degrees from accredited Universities? Interestingly, one of the added job qualifications is a physical fitness test. Really? Is the city not going to issue the new chief a car?  Is the new chief going to have to run to meetings; drag crime scene evidence back to the police department on their back? Is the former police chief now city manager going to order the new chief to hit the floor and give him 20? Is this what is best for the city or is it what is best for the former police chief now city manager? Why would be he sculpting the job for this crony? It begs the question, what would motivate the former police chief now city manager to recommend such a person when there were so many qualified people to choose from?  Is this cronyism or something far more nefarious? But wait, if this crony is not the selected, reports are the former police chief now city manager will make crony man part of the new chief’s leadership team.  We shall see, with all the information flooding into the newspaper on this topic, the selection of the new Rosenberg Police Chief just might resemble the ever so popular television series…Scandal. Stay tuned. Your Legislature ordered it; the Texas Supremes are say’n it’s so In 2012 the Supreme Court of Texas issued a mandate that ordered e-filing (electronic filing) with County and District Clerks. In the Order they said, “Texas courts have struggled for over a century to process, manage and store court documents.”  They further

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be his last before he leaves office in 2 years he will try again, and again, and again… He’s just like that. Wags around the Courthouse will tell you that the Clerk told the Judge if he wanted the documents in paper… push the print button! Heard tell, he thought that was contempt. So, just how paperless will we go… In the study that was cited in the Order issued by the Supremes mandating e-file, they noted that fewer documents were lost or destroyed and even more importantly, the public, judges, lawyers, and clerks had easy immediate access to the government documents that are …remember…Public. Now, about that paperless thing, dare to dream, but the e-file will greatly reduce the mountains of paper that is piled into the courthouses and then forced into storage. Keep in mind, e-file is NOT ordered in all courts and the lawyers have been getting ready for this for years and they knew, even if they didn’t, the Supremes told them so.  Based on the Order as of 1/1/2014, e-filing is mandatory in the Texas Supreme Court, courts of appeal, district courts, statutory county courts, constitutional

county courts, and statutory probate courts based on the county’s population in the 2010 census. Counties with a population of 500,000 or more were forced into mandatory implementation by this January 1. E-file will become compulsory for all counties

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L.C. Nordt was born January 10, 1930 in Damon, Texas, and raised on a farm. L.C. married his High School Sweetheart, Dorothy “Jean” Gragert Nordt, and was married for 64 years. L. C. and Jean had two sons, Glen and Dean. L. C. is survived by his loving wife, Jean, along with Glen and his wife, Renee, and Dean and his wife, Stacy. He is also survived by 3 wonderful grandchildren, Erik, Corinne, and Madison Nordt. L. C. Nordt was postmaster for 26 years in Missouri City, Texas. During his career, He was elected President of the National League of Postmasters in Texas and served two terms. He was then elected to represent the Southern Region as Regional Coordinator where he served 3 years. He was awarded the highest honor a Postmaster could receive when in 1980 he was named “Postmaster of the Year” in Texas from the National League of Postmasters. Through his tenure as postmaster he was also awarded four “Marketing Excellence Awards.” L. C. always credited his employees for the awards he received. He was especially proud of six of his employees who went on to become postmasters themselves. Later in life, because of health reasons, he asked to be transferred to the Brazoria post office and worked his last few years there. L.C. was a veteran of the Korean War from 1950-1954. He was one of 12 airmen selected in the U.S.A.F. to attend and complete the Human Relations and Psychology school course taught by Washington

University. He was Honorably Discharged in 1954 with a “Superior Character” rating. When his sons were younger L. C. coached his sons’ little league baseball teams, and always took an active part in his family’s life. L.C. served as scoutmaster for troop 1001 in Missouri City, Tx for several years. Many of those young scouts kept in touch with L.C. through the years, and he was proud to see them grow up to be outstanding citizens. He was active in the Oyster Creek Rotary Club and was in touch with the business community. L.C. served on the board of directors for Allied Bank & for Fort Bend Hospital in Missouri City. Of all the many awards and accomplishments in his life, L. C. felt his greatest reward in life was when God gave Jean to him as his wife, and his love for his two sons, Glen & Dean. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the State Room of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2014 in the Chapel of DavisGreenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg with burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the Nordt family at www. davisgreenlawnfh.com.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW By Denise Monroe

Floyds Cajun Seafood and Texas Steakhouse 16549 S. W. Freeway Sugar Land, TX Cuisine: Cajun Seafood and steak This restaurant is owned and operated by three partners who have three other restaurants by the same name. One partner is the son of Don Floyd #75 who played for the Houston Oilers. It was started with

the idea of showcasing their specialty of beloved boiled crawfish. Since then it has evolved and expanded to include other Cajun influenced seafood and Texas steaks. It has quite an extensive menu including an oyster bar, boiled crawfish, boiled crab, gumbos, bisques, red beans, fried, grilled, or blackened seafood, pastas, steaks and sauces, and of course desserts.

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This is the second time I have eaten here. The first experience, a few months after it opened, was not good. After giving it a second chance, my opinion changed considerably. The bacon wrapped shrimp Diablo (stuffed with jalapeno cream cheese) was very good and well presented. The salad was no big deal. The blackened scallops were excellent, large, juicy and flavorful. It came with your choice of a side. I chose Dirty rice, which was a bit too mushy even as dirty rice goes and didn't stand out in any way. The fried shrimp were nice sized, crispy and flavorful. The pecan cobbler was a 4” square of deep-dish

pecan pie served a la mode and was sinfully delicious! Overall, the seafood was very good and satisfying, but a bit pricey for such a casual venue. The scallops were $18.99 for 6 large scallops and one side. Salad was extra. If you wanted to add a fancy sauce to your steak or fish it was an additional $7.00. The service was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back to this place, but be cautioned about over ordering or your tab could be steep. Overall Rating: 4 stars. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.

First in Fort Bend to use stem cells in orthopedic surgery Sugar Land orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Maffet of Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is the first orthopedic surgeon in Fort Bend County who is using stem cells to help accelerate healing and recovery after surgery. “Stem cells hold a great deal of promise in orthopedics,” says Dr. Maffet. “Right now, their use is cutting edge but I believe they will ultimately play a huge role in making surgical repair more successful.” Stem cells are found in bone marrow, blood and various types of tissue. Because they can differentiate into specialized cells and continuously divide, stem cells act as a “repair system” for the body and can replenish damaged tissue. Dr. Maffet used stem cells to surgically repair Amy Statler’s ACL tear. ACL tears are a common sports injury that often requires reconstruction of the knee. Amy is an active woman who enjoys playing softball and exercising and wanted to get back to her active lifestyle

quickly. “Dr. Maffet made me feel comfortable by explaining the process and answering all of my questions about the surgery. It was important for me to have a quick recovery. I am currently in physical therapy and am expected to be back on the softball field for our first practice in February. I am so happy with my recovery thus far and I feel better every day,” explains Amy. During ACL reconstruction surgery, orthopedic surgeons take a tendon from the knee or hamstring (either a patient's own or from a donor) and use it to replace the damaged ACL ligament. Dr. Maffet has begun using stem cells to help the body accept the new tendon and to speed the healing process. “The new ACL graft is soaked in a concentrate full of stem cells and other growth factors prior to fixation,” he explains. “In other cases, we can simply suture the torn ligament and inject the stem cell concentrate into the affected area.” Dr. Maffet is also using stem cells in rotator cuff repairs of the shoulder. By creating vascular channels down into the bone at the repair site, his

Shown in the photo are: Toko Nguyen, P.T., Amy Statler and Mark Maffet, M.D. goal is to trigger the stem cells located there and improve tendon healing. Other physicians throughout Houston Methodist, including Dr. David Lintner in the Medical Center, are also offering this procedure. “In time, I believe we will be able to show that the use of stem cells in orthopedic applications is making a difference in the lives of our patients,” he says. “The potential to repair and regenerate damaged tissue or bone, using the patient’s own

stem cells, will give us a fantastic new tool in treating sports injuries and other orthopedic issues. The ability to make our patients’ recoveries easier and more successful is exciting.” For more information about Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Sugar Land, visit methodistorthopedics. com. For an appointment, call 281.690.4678 or email mostappts@ houstonmethodist.org.

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SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org CHURCH OF CHRIST

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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 If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. —1 John 4:20-21

FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711 2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am

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

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Dr. Stephen Klineberg and Mitchell Silver, AICP, will be the guest speakers for the first Land Use Forum session -- A Changing City: Demographics and the Marketplace -scheduled for Jan. 15. The Land Use Forum will be held at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard Drive, starting at 6 p.m. The session will focus on shifting U.S., regional and local demographics and how preferences in working, living and leisure are changing from generation to generation.  The presentations will highlight areas important to the near- and long-term future of Sugar Land and will include community roundtable discussions and opportunities to provide input. Klineberg is a sociology professor at Rice University and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.  Silver is the director of planning for the City of Raleigh, NC, and the immediate past president of the American Planning Association.   The Land Use Forum is 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.   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. Those who can't attend the Land Use Forum sessions may watch on a live broadcast on SLTV 16 or online at www. sugarlandtx.gov/landuseplan.  

For more information about the Land Use Plan update and the Land Use Forum series and speakers, visit www. sugarlandtx.gov/landuseplan, email longrangeplanning@ sugarlandtx.gov or send questions to Facebook or Twitter at #SLlanduse.

George Ranch High School to hold Senior Serve fundraiser January 18 George Ranch High School Project Graduation (Pro Grad) 2014 will be holding its Senior Serve Fundraiser at the George Ranch Historical Park Arena January 18. Senior Serve is the largest fundraiser for the Pro Grad event. It consists of a great night of food and entertainment by our seniors, along with live and silent auctions. All proceeds will fund

college scholarships as well as the Pro Grad event, which is a chaperoned all-night celebration in a safe, drug and alcohol free environment If your business has an item to donate for the silent auction, or would like to become a sponsor, please contact Maria Metoyer at: mtmetoyer@ comcast.net. Please visit www.grhsprograd. org for more details.

FBISD to host public review of instructional materials January 21-24 Fort Bend ISD will host a public review of Proclamation 2014 instructional materials (textbooks) on January 21-24. Proclamation 2014, issued by the State Board of Education, includes instructional materials for grades K-8 Math, K-12 Science, and K-12 Technology Applications.

The public may review these materials during the week of January 21-24 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Bend ISD Education Complex, located at 1555 Independence Blvd., Missouri City, 77489. For additional information, please call (281)634-2947.

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Americans have lost their health insurance while others have lost their jobs or had their hours cut. At one point, Cruz mentioned President Obama's "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan" remarks which prompted several in the audience to shout out,"Liar! Liar!". "We now know those remarks were deliberately false", Cruz said. "Did President Obama go to Congress and say, 'Hey, I made a mistake on this. Let's change

Rosenberg City Manager, Robert Gracia (center), was the recipient of the 2013 Jim Adolphus Award. He is pictured with County Judge Bob Hebert and Fort Bend County GOP Chairman Mike Gibson. 

Danielle Settles (center) was the recipient of the 2013 Maureen Thode Award. She is pictured with Rosenberg Mayor, Vincent Morales and Fort Bend County GOP Chairman Mike Gibson.

the law'? No he didn't. Elected officials are especially subject to the law. If the president can pick and choose the laws he wants to follow they are no longer laws". Cruz also stated that income inequality has increased dramatically under President Obama, citing $1.7 million in new taxes, burdensome regulations and the federal health care overhaul as reasons the poor are suffering. "The president's solution is always debt and taxes. But the people who get hurt are the very

ones who are already struggling. If we repeal every single word of Obamacare, it will be the greatest thing we can do for economic growth in this country". Cruz took jabs at Al Gore and the recent polar vortex, Vice President Joe Biden and the partisan gridlock in Washington D.C. "I am so happy to be back in the great state of Texas. Pete (Olson), John Cornyn and I have spent the last week in Washington D.C. It is great to be

back in America", Cruz said. An autographed copy of "Green Eggs and Ham" which Cruz read aloud during his 21-hour filibuster against the Affordable Care Act, was auctioned off for $2,000.

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garage and threatened if she called anyone. The victim described her attacker as a “possible” white male, appearing to be in his mid to late 40’s. He had a stocky build, stood about 5’9”, and had an unshaven face and deep voice. The victim told investigators her assailant was a smoker and at the time of the attack, she believed he was wearing khaki pants. This attack was announced to the public as a Crime Stoppers Special Alert whereby any information which leads to the arrest or conviction of the assailant could earn the anonymous reportee an award of up to $5,000. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. To reach Fort Bend Crime Stoppers: Call (281) 342TIPS (8477), Send a Text Message: Text FBCCS plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or Submit Online: www. fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org.

devastating affect on the future of these communities,” Turner said. Rosenberg Mayor Vincent Morales said the city will continue to look for alternate water sources while continuing to be protective of natural resources and taxpayer dollars. But he expressed frustration at the "bureaucratic hurdles" imposed on the cities by the FBSD in the form of tightened regulations over what constitutes acceptable alternative water sources. Last month, the two cities sued the FBSD over the issue. "The issue at hand is not a

'you should have to because we did' situation. It is a matter of having the foresight to forge a unified vision for our collective future that allows Fort Bend County to maintain a measure of independence in terms of water supply", Morales said. Richmond and Rosenberg and other municipalities are under a mandate by the FBSD to reduce subsidence, which means finding alternatives to pumping groundwater in the district. All large water users in Texas must convert 30% of groundwater usage to an alternate source by 2016, and 60% to an alternate source by 2025.

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daughter every other weekend to practice and participate in the Dedicated Dad, Mike Baldwin, games. Soon, they were traveling explained that when the children by plane on weekends to the were young, he “tried various northeast, playing in tournaments. activities trying to find the sport At one of these tournaments, that best suited” his kids. For Alyson was spotted and Alyson, around the age of eight recruited by the Ontario Hockey she wanted to learn to ice-skate Academy; a college preparatory so that she could play hockey. for exceptional players. Alison She picked it up quickly. During left her home in Long Meadow these early years Alyson played Farms for Canada. on co-ed teams and according to Mike said that the tipping Dad, “Boys wouldn’t pass to her, point in Alyson’s hockey future so one day she asked to borrow occurred two summers ago at the goalie’s uniform.” Alyson hockey camp in Russia where discovered a natural talent for the she was the only American and the only female. It was a chance position, guaranteeing that the pucks would be passed to her. for Alyson to learn her heritage As Alyson’s skill level grew, and to train with “one the greatest around the age of 12, Mike found goaltenders in the history of the an all-girls league in Dallas. For sport,” Vladislaz Tretiak. Did the next 3 ½ years he drove his you know that Vladislaz Tretiak

was the Russian goalie in the 1980 Winter Olympics “Miracle on Ice” that was pulled from the game in the second quarter? As you know, America went on to win the gold, and some speculate it was due to Tretiak’s removal. And it was precisely because of this encounter with Tretiak that Alyson was recommended to tryout for the Russian women’s team. According to Dad, Alyson just wanted to play, and would have been equally proud to play for America. “Whoever wants me first, get’s me,” Alyson said. Russia was the first to ask, and if everything goes as planned, Alyson Baldwin will be playing goalie on the women’s Russian hockey team in South Korea, 2018.

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report, we have said from the beginning of this project that if it was found to cause subsidence in Fort Bend County we would not continue to pursue it", Kalkomey said. The City Council's action on January 7, effectively ends

its partnership with Electro Purification. The City of Richmond will discuss the issue at their next meeting January 21. The plan was controversial from the start and stoked concerns about subsidence and the quality and sustainability of the water supply in Austin and Waller counties. Austin County Precinct 1 Commissioner Reese Turner told the Sealy News that the FBSD's initial report showed parts of the three counties could subside up to four feet and place communities including Sealy, Bellville and Wallis into the 100year flood plane. “That could have a

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RIVERSTONE - A spectacular stucco & stone Westport designed home offers private study; island kitchen w/granite & SS appliances; 1st flr owner’s retreat+ 2nd bedrm down; game rm; theater rm; pool/spa; summer kitchen; much more! Zoned to excellent schools. 5 bedrms/5.1 ba/3A $1,199,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4CA)

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7730 BAYOU GREEN LN. Greatwood Forest 4/3/3: Home on private lot w/ no rear neighbors. Isl. kit., hardwoods, covered patio and pool. Sharon Kaye $344,500

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Renew Laser and Skin is first in the Houston area to offer truSculpt Dr. Nina Desai is the first in the Houston area to offer truSculpt, a simple, comfortable way to deeply heat the subcutaneous fat tissue layer. The fat cells are destroyed during this process and then broken down and disposed of by the body. The truSculpt system from Cutera is a non-invasive technology designed to deliver customized treatments to multiple zones of the body, such as thighs,

hips, buttocks, abdomen and other stubborn areas. Dr. Desai says, “My patients are looking for comfortable, non-invasive ways to improve their appearance and self-image without the need for recovery time or other interruption to their busy lives. This is what truSculpt delivers.” The truSculpt system is and the temporary reduction FDA and Health Canada cleared for deep tissue heating in the appearance of cellulite. The system is also accredited there by eliminating fat cells in Europe for circumferential reduction and fat reduction. “I have been impressed with the science and research Cutera has done The Fort Bend Children’s support of the project. into developing this radio Discovery Center: A The Discovery Center frequency technology to Very Special Project of plans to contract a design deliver uniform, deep heating the Children’s Museum of firm to execute exhibit plans. to all areas of the body. The truSculpt system dynamically Houston has reached its That firm will work with the adjusts the energy to reach and fundraising goal. The $3.65 City of Sugar Land and The maintain therapeutic treatment million capital campaign Johnson Development Corp. levels,” stated Dr. Desai. to fund the project was to remodel a repurposed For more information about completed by its December building in Imperial truSculpt, please contact Dr. 31, 2013 deadline. Two final Sugar Land on Highway major gifts were received from 90, where the Discovery Desai at Renew Laser & Skin at 832.491.2852. Office The George Foundation and Center will be located. located in Sugar Land Town Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land. Naming opportunities are Square at 2171 Texas Drive. Capital Campaign co-chairs still available, ranging from Debbie Fash, Jan Leaman, exhibit naming at the $250,000 Visit RenewLaserAndSkin. Rachel Leaman and Charlene level, to painted tiles priced com for a complete list of Pate began fundraising from $2,500 to $500. To services and products. efforts in April 2012 with make a charitable donation, Join us for a live truSculpt demonstration at our open a $1 million matching please contact the Children’s house and to learn more about grant from The George Museum of Houston Capital our services and products Foundation. Throughout the Campaign Manager Tracy and enjoy exclusive specials campaign, gifts continued Golden at (713) 535-7237 or to pour in from Fort Bend tgolden@cmhouston.org. For for attendees. Wednesday, corporations, foundations more on the project, check out February 19 from 4-7pm. and the community in www.fortbendchildrensdc.org RSVP to 832-491-2852.

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Riverstone ranks No. 6 among nation’s top communities Riverstone is now at No. 6 on two lists of the nation’s top-selling masterplanned communities, based on 2013 sales. Plus, Riverstone is the second-highest-ranking Texas development on the two reports, one compiled by John Burns Real Estate Consulting and the other by Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO). Riverstone builders sold 791 homes in the community last year, an increase of 31 percent over record-breaking numbers in 2012. The increase moved Riverstone up one spot on each list. There were nine Texas communities earning a place among the top 20 developments. All of the Texas communities listed on the RCLCO report were from the greater Houston area and eight of the top 20 developments named on the John Burns list are in Houston. Four of the communities on each list are projects of The

After another year of record-breaking sales, Riverstone has moved up to No. 6 on two national list of top-selling master-planned communities. Johnson Development Corp., the developer of Riverstone. Named Developer of the Year in the Greater Houston Builders Association’s Houston’s Best PRISM Awards, Johnson Development had more nationally ranked communities than any other developer in the country. “We anticipate another successful year,” said Tom Wilcox, general manager of Riverstone. “Every builder

reported strong sales in all price points and housing styles. We are expecting another robust year in 2014 and also look forward to the opening of The Club at Riverstone, a 17-acre water park and recreation center, this summer.” Nineteen builders offer designs in Riverstone, with prices from the $280,000s to the millions. For more information on the Fort Bend development, visit www.riverstone.com.

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Missouri City's Texas Parkway widening project began January 13 The Texas Department of Transportation will manage the Texas Parkway widening project that will involve specified areas of Texas Parkway being expanded from two lanes to four, the installation of a concrete median and the construction of three sound walls to protect residential areas from traffic noise. Crews have begun the work and the contractor has

approximately one year to complete the improvements. Impacted areas are from Cartwright Road to Turtle Creek Drive. Department of Transportation officials have notified the city that motorists will be able to maintain regular travel patterns as one east- and one west-bound lane will be open for the duration of the project. Work will be performed in phases with lane

transitioning; and traffic barriers will be in place. A detour will not be in effect. Motorists may take alternate routes if they so choose. The city appreciates residents’ patience while the mobility improvements are made. For updates, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx. gov and Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse.)

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“Zip-Gun” discovered at Katy's Seven Lakes High School

1 p.m., that afternoon. According to law New year and new week enforcement, the incident makes for harrowing day unfolded when police learned for students at Katy ISD’s that a “zip-gun” was on Seven Lakes High School. campus. It was located in the Shortly after 10 am, building that morning, then Monday morning, another device was parents with children recovered from the attending Seven trunk of the car driven Lakes High School to school by 19 year old were notified Thomas Scott Barfield. that a security Seven Lakes High risk had caused School serves the the evacuation affluent north Fort of the school. Thomas Barfield Bend communities of Students were Seven Lakes, Seven downloading e-books, or using herded to the surrounding Meadows, Meadowbrook the research databases. sports fields and eventually Farms, and parts of Cinco For additional information, moved to the nearby junior Ranch to list just a few. contact the Public Information high so they could be A “zip-gun” has been Office at 281-341-2677. released for pick up after described as an improvised By LeaAnne Klentzman

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Travis Theatrical Company to present “Legally Blonde: The Musical” The Travis High School Theatrical Company will perform Legally Blonde: The Musical based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde.  Performances will be held on Jan. 23, 24 and 25, and Feb. 6, 7, and 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Travis High School auditorium, 11111 Harlem Rd., Richmond.  Directed by Tommy Grubbs and Teresa Ragland, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows California fashionista, Elle Woods, who seems to have it

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through the duration of the project as needed. Currently, the City is Stafford is evaluating landscape for the middle of Dulles Avenue and will plant the approved greenery between “February and early March.”

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There is a multitude of potential causes of foot pain such as issues with tendons, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. The location of the pain helps pinpoint its cause. For example, when the band of tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes is inflamed or irritated, heel pain (plantar fasciitis) may be the diagnosis. An abnormal growth of bone at the base of the heel bone due to improper pronation may result in heel spurs, causing pain while standing or walking for any period of time. Should the ball of the foot be inflamed, metatarsalgia can result, requiring pain medication and, in some cases, orthotics. If you are having problems with foot pain, schedule an appointment with your podiatrist. When your feet cause you pain, the first step, and probably most important, is a visit to visit us at . When balance issues and other foot problems have got you down, let us do what we do best—diagnose and treat the problem so you’re back on your feet quickly and painlessly. Located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South, we are currently accepting new patients for complete podiatric care in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Please call us at 281-980-3668 for an appointment. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment. Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: Specific exercises may be recommended for particular foot pain issues.

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ORDINANCE NO. 1008 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 102 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY, THE SAME BEING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE, BY GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO AMF BOWLING CENTERS, INC. TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL COURTS AT 4919 SOUTH MAIN, CITY OF STAFFORD, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY IN THE PRIMARY CORRIDOR ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIS SPECIFIC USE PERMIT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION HEREOF; AND FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE IS PASSED WAS OPEN AS REQUIRED BY LAW. Passed, approved, and adopted on the 18th day of December, 2013.

ORDINANCE NO. 1010 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 102, “ZONING,” OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD CODE OF ORDINANCES; AMENDING SECTION 102-123 (B) “LANDSCAPING AND BUFFERING”; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,000.00 FOR EACH DAY OF VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION HEREOF; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Passed, approved, and adopted the 18th day of December, 2013.

A budget of $30K has been set aside for this project that extends from Highway 90 A to Dulles Elementary School. The Brand Lane construction is scheduled to begin taking bids this month, or “letting” as it’s commonly referred to.

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Meadows Place show dips of -5.01 percent and -5.85 percent, respectively over the same reported month last year. Neighboring Houston saw an increase in its sales tax revenue rebate, 6.9 percent over the same time last year. Although primarily in Harris County, a sliver of Houston’s extraterritorial jurisdiction is in Fort Bend County.

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Originally this road construction was supposed to start around the same time as the Dulles Avenue project, but the City of Stafford wisely made the decision to delay the Brand Lane project to provide alternate routes for citizens to maneuver through the traffic. The new construction will cost $4M and Stafford’s portion will be approximately $1M. Charles Russell said that the typical time frame from letting to ground-breaking is six weeks.

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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 102 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY, THE SAME BEING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE, BY GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO K & K HOTEL GROUP TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A FOUR STORY HOTEL ON A 2.401 ACRE TRACT OF LAND BEING ALL OF UNRESTRICTED RESERVE “H-A”, BLOCK ONE OF THE FOUNTAINS SECTION ONE, SECOND REPLAT OF UNRESTRICTED RESERVE “H” FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT No. 20070220 BEING IN THE THOMAS J. NICHOLS SURVEY, ABSTRACT No. 296, CITY OF STAFFORD, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY IN ZONING DISTRICT MIXED USE-1, AND FURTHER IDENTIFIED AS BEING LOCATED ON FOUNTAIN LAKE DRIVE; PROVIDING REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIS SPECIFIC USE PERMIT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION HEREOF; AND FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE IS PASSED WAS OPEN AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 “BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES” OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD CODE OF ORDINANCES; DELETING SECTION 14.6 “COMPLIANCE WITH RECORDED RESTRICTIONS REQUIRED PRIOR TO BUILDING PERMIT ISSUANCE”; ADOPTING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE; AMENDING SECTION 14-57 “AMENDMENTS”; ADOPTING THE UNSAFE BUILDING ABATEMENT CODE; ADOPTING THE 2011 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE AND THE 2012 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY CODE AS THE CITY’S ELECTRICAL CODE; ADOPTING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE; ADOPTING THE 2009 INTERNATION FUEL GAS CODE; ADOPTING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE; ADOPTING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE; ADOPTING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE; ADOPTING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE; ADOPTING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE; ADOPTING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL LIFE SAFETY CODE; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,000.00 FOR EACH DAY OF VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION HEREOF; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

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 281-634-2071.

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 18

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 281-239-0015. 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.

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.

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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.

free and open to anyone who is giving care 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: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 The Phil Kramer Artist’s Recital Series Hye-Jean Choi, organist – in Recital at New Hope Lutheran Church. Sunday, January 26, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Weight Management open house Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, 16655 SW Freeway, Conference Center, will be held February 4, 5-7 p.m. A slimmer is in sight. Learn to manage your weight with our medical & surgical programs. Registration required at 281-274-7500 or houstonmethodist.org/events. Door prizes & refreshments.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Stephen J. Morris recital Stephen J. Morris in Recital at New Hope Lutheran Church, Sunday, February 16, 3:00 p.m., 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Heart Screenings/Seminar Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital,16655 SW Freeway, Conference Center,to host this event Thursday, February 27, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. screenings, 7-8 p.m. seminar. Learn your 10 year risk for heart disease & receive cholesterol & blood pressure screenings. Registration required 281-2747500 or houstonmethodist.org/events. Refreshments & door prizes.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Shop ‘Till You Drop ‘ - AHS ProGrad – 1st Annual Market Day Austin High School ProGrad 2014 to hold 1st Annual Market Day Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Austin High School Commons, 3434 Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land. You will find items that you have been searching for and finding the perfect gift for everyone. Table can be rented for only $50. Cntact Karen Dobesh at HYPERLINK “mailto:karenmdobesh@yahoo.com” karenmdobesh@yahoo.comfor more information and to get your space reserved. Forms can be found on austinbulldogprograd.weebly.com. Profits will benefit ProGrad 2014.

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Dr. Robert Gant recital Dr. Robert Gant in Recital at New Hope Lutheran Church, Sunday, March 23, 3:00 p.m., 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public.

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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.

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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. Fridays in November 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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New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. Feb. 17, 2014, May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713-222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. 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 281-575-1145 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

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Auditions for "Pride & Prejudice" upcoming event Are you interested in pursuing excellence in your art? Then join Fort Bend Theatre’s professionally trained A.R.T. (Action Reaction Troupe) players by auditioning for Pride & Prejudice. Auditions are open to students ages 8 – 18. Please bring your headshot or recent photo

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to the cold reading. The auditions will be held at 2815 N. Main, Stafford. January 19 & 20, 6pm - 9pm. Upon being cast, there will be a fee of $250 payable on the first day of rehearsal. For more information on Pride & Prejudice auditions, please call (281) 208-3333, or check the FBT website at www.fortbendtheatre.com.

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Kempner HS Marching Band invited to National Concert Band Festival The Kempner High School Marching Band announced it is the first Fort Bend ISD band to be invited to perform at the renowned National Concert Band Festival, along with only 15 other bands from across the United States, including three others from Texas. The 2014 Festival will be held March 6-8 in Indianapolis, IN. Organized by the internationally acclaimed Music for All (http://www.musicforall. org) organization, the festival provides a non-competitive atmosphere for growth, cooperative encouragement and mutual respect among music programs, students, parents, boosters and administrators. “Participating in the festival will provide an outstanding opportunity for students to meet and perform for the top music educators who direct the country’s premier nationally

recognized programs,” said Branden Hill, Director of Bands, Kempner High School. “This honor is the latest in an impressive list of achievements our band has worked hard for and attained over the last several years.” The KHS band plans four performances prior to its departure for Indianapolis in March. In addition, the Marching Cougars will perform at several universities during travel stops on the way to the National Concert Band Festival. By the end of the band’s trip, Hill estimates the students will have performed for over 20 thousand people. KHS plans to send 56 Honors Band students to the National Concert Band Festival. To help fund the trip the band booster club is seeking contributions and sponsorships from individuals, local

businesses and corporations. “We need to raise about $1,200 per student – $67 thousand -- for these students to attend the festival,” said Linda Corredor, KHS Band Booster Club President.

Donations may be made by check payable to KMCBC and mailed to KMCBC, PO Box 2601, Sugar Land, TX 77487-2601 or by visiting the booster club website kempnermarchingcougars.org

Kudos to the Kempner HS Marching Band who have been invited to perform at the National Concert Band Festival in March.

The Wizard of Oz comes to Austin High Playhouse Jan 17 You won't want to miss this opulent musical featuring scenery and costumes from the Austin High Playhouse production! Based on the classic 1939 MGM movie, The Wizard of Oz will sweep audiences off their feet. Come along for the adventure as Dorothy and her little dog Toto are transported Over the Rainbow into the magical Land of Oz. The magic of this musical is sure to cast its spell on the entire family with such classic

songs as Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, If I Only Had a Brain and We're Off to See the Wizard! The award winning AHS Orchestra and Band will come together to offer accompaniment to these songs. The AHS Art department has also placed their magical strokes around the City Of OZ! Rated G. The play will be performed at AHS (3434 Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land, Texas) – January 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance for a discount by calling the AHS box office at (281) 6342071. Tickets at the door will be $12 for adults and $8 for students.

Cast members of "The Wizard of Oz".

Exchange Club of Sugar Land's Spaghetti Dinner slated for February 21

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Save the date for the Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s Spaghetti Dinner, Friday, February 21, at the Fluor Corporation Cafeteria, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land. This fundraiser provides over $115,000 annually to local nonprofits including Child Advocates of Fort Bend, Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Texana Center for Autistic Children, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels, Crime Stoppers, YMCA, DePelchin Children’s Center, Literacy Council of Fort Bend and many more. Local law enforcement agencies and firefighters prepare

a variety of spaghetti sauces hoping to win the cook-off trophy. A live auction, silent auction, raffle, live entertainment

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Bob and Carole Brown will be Honorary Chairs for the Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 27th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser benefiting local charities.

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and a children’s area with a cake walk, face painting, games and prizes completes this fun filled evening. Dinner tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 12 and under eat free! You can win a Chevy Spark from Classic Chevrolet or a $5,000 shopping spree donated by Gallery Furniture by purchasing a $100 Raffle ticket which includes 2 dinners. Help us help those in need in our community. Tickets can be purchased from any Exchange Club of Sugar Land member or on line at www. ecsl.org/spaghetti-dinner.php.

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Slow Roasted Rib Eye served with a Balsamic Reduction.

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Sauté Asparagus, Green Beans, Roasted Potatoes, Mash Potatoes, Brown Rice, Baked Potatoes.

Chef salad with Roasted Lobster and white wine dressing Wood fire roasted Steak Soup

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Sweet Heart Chocolate Cake with white chocolate covered Strawberries. 10oz wood fire grilled Texas Filet Mignon with a Demi reduction. To all of our Special Valentines you Honey Mustard grilled Chicken will receive 2 glasses of wine and Breast with wild mushroom sauce A Red Rose. May your night be Braised Sword fish filet filed with romance and a great with lemon dill sauce. Dinning Experience.

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