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Three families Drought taking toll on local amenities and retention lakes destroyed by DWI accident By Betsy Dolan Several area subdivisions are facing large scale repairs to keep their amenity lakes filled and functional after the effects of this summer's historic drought. Greatwood's largest lake, Golf Course Lake, is undergoing a $1.7 million dollar repair project to its bulkhead or retaining wall system. The walls were built over 20 years ago with unreinforced concrete and were breaking down and causing erosion problems. This summer's drought caused sections of the wall to actually break away leading the Levy Improvement District 11, which owns the lake to take immediate action. Construction crews are now slowly draining Golf Course Lake so that the retaining walls can be replaced. Michael Rusk of LJA Engineering says they are using materials that will be stronger and more long lasting. "We're using what is called Gabion baskets which are steel wire baskets filled with rock and stacked together," Rusk says."The life span is around 20 to 40 years but if one area fails we can repair that section without damaging the surrounding wall."

Greatwood has five lakes in the subdivision but Golf Course Lake is the only one that was built as a retention lake. It is designed to hold additional water when flood gates must be closed and large pumping stations cannot remove enough water to allow for suitable draining from the communities. Rusk says the new materials are stable enough to withstand fluctuating water levels. In the Oyster Creek Estates subdivision the drought Construction crews begin replacing retaining walls along the large lake in caused their amenity lake Greatwood. Age and the drought caused the walls to erode this summer. to all but dry up this past summer. The homeowner's association asked the Sugar Land City Council for permission to drill a permanent well in order to keep the lake filled during times of drought. The City Council approved their request and SuEllen Staggs, Director of Utilities says it is the best option. "We did look at using Oyster Creek water and some other options but we did not find a viable alternative that was inexpensive. Drilling a well really was the most affordable option for the HOA." Retaining walls along the largest lake in Greatwood are being replaced.  Age and the drought caused the walls to erode this summer. DROUGHT, continued on page 9

By LeaAnne Klentzman The lives of three families have been forever changed as a result of a suspected DWI accident just a few miles west of Fort Bend County on I-10. Early last Thursday, about 2:30 in the morning, Katherine Addison, 48, and her 12 year old son Kendall Addison of Simonton were killed in a traffic accident on I-10 just west of Brookshire. According to law enforcement reports, Ms. Addison and her son were traveling west bound on I-10 when she had a flat tire. Katherine and Kendall Addison were both killed when a passing pickup truck hit their car and it burst into flames. Kendall was

ined grass and flowers were her “gut” and food. Imagination is the key to the support her success. At age 22 she was from her famthe youngest female sous chef at ily, fiancé, the famous Brennans in Houston. Jaime Canete Today, at only 30 years old she and her boss is the executive chef at Spiaggia Tony Mantuano Restaurant in trendy Chicago as that she entered Sarah Grueneberg she creates her magic in culinary the competiart. tion. Sarah tried out for the 3rd “Believe in yourself. Go with season, unfortunately didn’t get your gut.” She has said. It was far. Persistence paid off as she

By Elsa Maxey Fort Bend County is taking decisive action to go after feral hogs as part of a state effort, and funds from the Texas Department of Agriculture may come this direction as early as next month to trim down the feral hog population locally. Feral hogs have been known to cause extensive damage to property owned by was accepted to compete at the those residing in the county. 9th season premier November 2 The estimated 2.6 million featuring 29 chefs that quickly feral hogs in Texas, accountdropped to 15, including Sarah. This group traveled to Texas to compete in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. The show features the host Padma Lakshmi and head judge Chef Tom Colicchio. A panel of esteemed

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We're not going to be traveling three or four miles down the road any more. Now we'll be going outside of the district and that will cost more." The UIL realigns every two years to keep schools with similar enrollments competing against each other. When Fort Bend ISD grew to include 11 INCREASED, continued on page 9

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By Betsy Dolan Fort Bend ISD officials are waiting to see what the bottom line will reveal when the University Interscholastic League of the home. unveils its next realignment on Bob Haenel, February 2. The UIL is expected spokesman for to move three Fort Bend ISD the sheriff, said high schools, Willowridge, Ridge agents removed Point, and Marshall from the 587 marijuana Class 5A level down to Class 4. plants from Fort Bend ISD Athletic inside the Director, Keith Kilgore said Tho Nguyen home along they have not heard anywith indoor growing lights, thing official yet about where scales, water pumps, fans, power the three high schools will inverters and assorted equipplay. Lamar Consolidated, ment used for manufacturing, Galveston, and Spring Branch packaging, and selling marijuana. have been mentioned as posHaenel said the pants were sible options. Kilgore says discovered after the execuLCISD would make the most tion of a search warrant sense from a cost stand point. This grow house containing 587 illegal marijuana plants was busted by "Every dollar we spend is MARIJUANA, continued on page 9 authorities. scrutinized as it should be.

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Illegal plants found in Waterview Estates By LeaAnne Klentzman Residents in Waterview Estates now have a new concept for “pot plants” in their neighborhood. A two month investigation into a marijuana growing operation in north central Fort Bend County has led to the arrest of one man. Tho Nguyen, 32, was arrested at the residence in the 5000 block of Beech Fern Drive in the Waterview subdivision by federal, state and local narcotics agents. The growing operation was described as a sophisticated setup of lights and marijuana plants that covered five rooms

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Sugar Land native… a culinary artist By Joan Frances Sarah Grueneberg is living her dream and the challenge of a lifetime. She is competing on the reality T.V. show “Top Chef: Texas” airing on Bravo at 9:00 P.M. Wednesdays. Sarah and her family are from Sugar Land. Sarah’s talent started under the bleachers at her elementary school, Westbury Christian School in Houston. She imag-

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ing gang who took up many of the seats and forced many of the Republican women to stand. I heard after the forum that some Republican women expressed concern that a man so out of control could be elected sheriff. My goodness! I been telling ya’...….and next week I will tell you once again about the take-home cars that keeps our county broke. B.K. Carter is the owner/

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am astonishingly puzzled why Dr. Jenney is still here with all the rancor about him from the employees. And I am puzzled why the board thought they could get by with giving him a raise in these times. I guess This column expresses the personal opinions/views of the publisher. If you the only recourse is the ballot would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a box and I have serious doubts SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day if some of the board members will run again, because when time phone number. you get right down to it, it is a Whistle blowers: we last year that turns out to office the other day to tell them thankless job. A board member asked, you answered....... be a deferred payment. about the nepotism that was is always going to make 50% Last week we invited whistle Teachers are threatened every going on at the sheriff’s office. of the people unhappy. Added blowers to contact us about year with their jobs because They wanted me to submit to that is the serious damage the what they were seeing wrong, “the district in short of cash” the concern in writing, either Texas legislature did to public mostly in their workplace. so they cut jobs and crowd in person, mail, or email. education this past session. I Our readers responded and the classroom and the teacher They just want to know who wouldn’t run for the board even the following are excerpts feels lucky to have a job (nice I am so they can fire me. Sure if God promised me a front from some of the letters we psychology). This is how we there is a policy to protect seat in Heaven. However, last whistle blowers but they will Monday, the board awarded received. We are working on are treated....with what seems find a way around it. I hid my Dr. Jenney a bonus for last stories about the problems they like a virtual slap in the face. number so they can’t trace it. I year. This at a time when they exposed which you will see in Another one....... also sent them a email anonyare cutting everything else. the Star in the coming weeks. Why, Why, Why? mously a while back. Nothing. Slapped in the face by the Has there been any reason They should be publicly horseIf I mail something I would whipped. Oh, that’s the role FBISD school board given as to why the FBISD After 3 years of no pay raise school board extended Jenney’s have to be careful since they I’m trying to fulfill, isn’t it would send the letter and envefor teachers and support staff contract another year? He’s the The monkey’s uncle.....As far and with health insurance most disrespectful, unrespected lope to investigation to dust it for as the nepotism in the sheriff’s increases and less service: ask little Napoleon that I’ve ever prints and look for saliva. I’m department, we’ve chronicled the school board why THEY seen - yet it looks like he got probably paranoid but I think that for years. Thankfully, some passed an increase of $190/ extended nonetheless. What they would do this. Also, recently of the Brady bunch (named after month tech-communication exactly is better/improved since some guy that just got hired got Chief Deputy Craig Brady who promoted all the way to acting is running for sheriff and hires package and a one year extenlast year? Ask some teachsion with various other perks to ers and see how they feel. lieutenant. Wow. Don’t know his relatives or friends only) who he is or who he is related has retired, but some, like a bad the Superintendent’s contract. Some more...... to, but I will try to find out. penny, just keep showing up. Don’t buy that $15,000 dolNepotism rampant Been there, done that..... lar cut he supposedly made I called the county judge’s Case in point is the acting Sorry, but I already know all lieutenant who our whistle blowabout those particular items, er wondered about. Now this is but they do bear repeating. a rumor that I’ve heard, but I’ve The reason Dr. Jenney got been in the news business in Fort another raise is because the Bend for over 30 years and writschool board is too lazy to ing this opinion column. I believe look for another superintendent it since even the acting lieutenant and he snows them with fancy personally told me some stories words so they think he is real about this also at a meeting I had smart. Former president Sonal with him a couple of years ago. Bhuchar is in love with him and The acting lieutenant is not new president Susan Hohnbaum a relative unless you count the seems to be also. Of the other chief deputy’s alleged associathree women on the board, one tion with his wife several years is related to the other (she was ago when the new acting lieuappointed so don’t know how tenant supposedly quit, citing that slipped by the committee a lack of integrity in the sherunless some lying went on) iff’s department after the chief and the other one slipped in deputy wore his gun when the by winning an election that no acting lieutenant was around. one thought she would win and Also, the acting lieutenant is DeWalt Heritage Center (the historic Dew House), East Fort Bend no one even knew her. Of the in possession of a very nasty County's first museum, was honored to receive a very generous donation two men on the board, one is photo of the chief deputy. from the Fort Bend Junior Service League's (FBJSL) 2011 Sugar Plum an engineer and should know As far as the chief deputy’s Market proceeds.  Pictured Top Row (L-R) FBJSL President Catherine better and the other is the huscampaign to be sheriff, that hit Kubala, DeWalt Heritage Center Director Diane Ware, Chuck Kelly; band of an ex-teacher and he a pothole Monday when at a behind Sugar Plum Market Co-Chairs Cari Middaugh, Katharine damn sure should know better. Republican women’s forum, he Hunton and Laura Taylor. As far as an investigation, I had a melt down and accused a retired DPS officer, sitting in the back of the room, of “smiling” at him. He had earlier in TOLL FREE that forum filled the seats with his “Team Brady” t-shirt wearRosenberg

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nity to play the 2012 season with family in the crowd. “Playing in Sugar Land will provide me a chance to spend time with family while also enabling them to be a part of my journey as a professional player,” said Pressley. “To be part of organization like the Skeeters is something that I am excited about. I expect the organization and Gary (Gaetti) to bring a championshipcaliber team to Sugar Land, and I intend to do everything in my power to help them accomplish that goal.” Named the Atlantic League MVP in 2008 Pressley finished the season as the batting champion with a .354 batting average. He led the league in home runs with 30. Pressley also led the Atlantic League in hits with 173, on base percentage with .440, and slugging percentage with .605. He was among the league leaders in RBIs with 101 and extra base hits with 63. Pressley has experience in the Tampa Bay Rays, New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and

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

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JANUARY 19

Advanced eBay class offered Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Bvld., Missouri City, will present “eBay-Part II: Selling the Sizzle” on Thursday, January 19, 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. Participants in the class should have a basic understanding of computers and should have a working email address.The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Call 281-238-2900 to register. Master Gardener Meeting Join the Fort Bend Master Gardeners sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service to hear John

Panzarella speak about fruit and citrus for our area. He is an expert and hybridizer of citrus and fruit trees. The program will be held on January 19, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg. The program is free to all. No reservation required. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend. 281341-7068 or www.fbmg.com for more information. Learn how to download books to Kindles George Memorial Library will present an introductory program, “Krazy About Kindles,” Thursday, January 19, 10:00 am, in Room 2D,1001 Golfview, Richmond. Learn how to download eBooks to your Kindle from the library’s online digital library collection, OverDrive. Library staff will also explain how the Amazon Cloud works as a place to store eBooks, music, videos, and much more. Program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 281341-2677. Tips on college funding offered “Funding for College: FAFSA and Scholarship Resources,” Thursday, January 19, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Applicants (or their parents) are encouraged to bring their IRS Form 1040, their latest W-2 form, and the first two pages of their Federal Income-Tax Return; information from these documents is needed to complete the application. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 281-341-2677. Intro MS Excell class Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Avenue, Stafford, will present a free, introductory computer class, “MS Excel Survival Basics,” Thursday, January 19, 10:00 am.The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Call 281-238-2880 to register. Learn health benefits of tea Tour the world of tea at a special “Hot Tea Bar,” University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd, Sugar Land, Thursday, January 19, 7:00 pm, Large Meeting Room. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100. Take a Book Break Book-lovers are invited to take a Book Break on Thursday, January 19, at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, 12:00 noon, in Room 2D. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a literary discussion of “Water for Elephants”, written by Sara Gruen. This book club is free and open to the public. Call the library at 281-341-2677 for more information.

Sienna Branch Library Book Sale The quarterly Book Sale of Friends of the Sienna Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City will beThursday, January 19, 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 20, 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Children’s and adult books as well as CD’s and DVD’s will be for sale, most are between $ .50 and $1. FBISD to host U.S. Military Academy Night Fort Bend ISD parents of students who are interested in attending a military academy (like West Point or the U.S. Naval Academy) are invited to attend U.S. Military Night on Thursday, January 19. The event will be held in the Board Room of the FBISD Administration Building (located at 16431 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land.), from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. For more information, please call 281-634-1141. Funding for College Learn, ask questions, and get answers about college scholarships for freshman & upper classmen, about George Foundation scholarship info, how to fill out forms, how to use library resources, & more. The Funding for College session will be Thursday, January 19, 6 p.m. Meeting Room, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond.

JANUARY 20

Faithful Moms Faithful Moms, Faith United Methodist Church, 4600 FM 359, Richmond, is a Christian based organization of mothers who come together for fellowship, camaraderie and support in a safe, positive environment. relationships with other Semester dues $50. They will meet Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m. & Feb. 3 & 24, 9:30 a.m. Call Shelly 281-342-3437 or email Kristen @ kogabino@ yahoo.com. Lake Olympia Garden Club meets The Lake Olympia Garden Club will meet Friday, January 20, Lake Olympia Marina Clubhouse, 180 Island Blvd., Missouri City, 9:00 a.m. Marion Sullivan from the Contemporary Craft Museum will speak. Guests and new members are always welcome. For more information contact President Jo Ann Keene at 281-438-2174 or keeneja@yahoo.com Fort Bend Astronomy Club Meeting FBAC will meet on Friday, January 20, 7 pm, Houston Community College Southwest campus, 10141 Cash Rd. in Stafford, Scarcella Center #7 lecture hall, rooms W102/W104. For more info visit www.fbac.org.

JANUARY 21

ACS Relay for Life & GCRBC Blood Drive Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sugar Land Town Square. Come to the American Cancer

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Society’s Relay for Life Day of Awareness and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Blood Drive. Children’s activities and fun for the whole family. For more info on Relay for Life visit RelayForLife.org/ SugarLandTx. and for info on how you can participate visit SugarLandTownSquare.com. Senior Symposium Sugar Land First United Methodist Church to host this free symposium for adults and their families who are ready to attack the challenges that come with aging, Saturday, January 21, 431 Eldridge, 9 a.m. to noon. Special exhibitors will provide valuable information and resources about estate planning, medical directives and much more. Please register at www. sugarlandmethodist.org or call the church for more information at 281-491-6041.

JANUARY 24

ZUMBA® demonstration Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, will present an “Introduction to Zumba® Fitness” on Tuesday, January 24, 6:30 pm, Meeting Room of the library. A Zumba® instructor from the YMCA will present a basic introduction and demonstration of this popular new Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. Those attending this program should wear comfortable clothes, socks and sneakers. Free and open to the public. For more info call 281-341-2677. Community Calendar, continued on page 8

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COLONY WOODS: Stately 2-Story Home offers Gentleman’s Library, Granite Counters, Tile & Wood Flrs; Game + Media Rm; Driveway Gate; Pool. 4/3.1/2 $545,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4014WO)

SUGARWOOD: Beautiful 2-Story Home offers Both Formals, Granite Counters, 1st Flr Master, Wood Deck + Covered Patio, Boat Dock on Oyster Creek. 5/3.1/2. $325,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3123SC)

PECAN GROVE PLANTATION: Darling 2-Story Updated Home; Both Formals + Family; Granite & S/S Appliances; Fresh Interior & Exterior Paint; Wood & Tile Flrs; Pool; 4/2.1/2D. $250,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (503FE)

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QUAIL VALLEY EAST 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with formals, granite kitchen counters, ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI tile backsplash, some laminate flooring down. Short sale needs some work. $78,900. Master down RE/MAX Fine Properties with attached office/computer room, 281-265-5533 • Each Office big closet.(3243HG) Independently Owned & Operated

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Big 4 bedroom in cul-de-sac for sale or lease. Sale at $169,900, lease at $1600. Big yard, master down, granite counters, big closets in master, gameroom upstairs, wet bar, 3 living areas, formal dining, storm windows. Come see! (3411OA)

HERITAGE COLONY

Beautiful 1 story with new paint, carpet, tile. Big island kitchen, lots of storage, formal dining, high ceilings, corner lot, great master & bath with separate tub & shower. For sale at $219,500 & for lease at $1,895. Austin Pkwy Elem., First Colony Middle. (4642BB)

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70 BEES CREEK DR. Sienna Plantation 4/3.5/4, Brick and Stucco exterior, hardwood and slate floors, designer wall finishes. Nell Osborn $749,000

4015 CANDLE COVE CT. Riverstone 5/3.5/2 Newmark, two master suites, granite kitchen, sprinkler system, energy efficient. Mike Martin $294,900

REDUCED 4810 LAKE DANIEL CT Waterside Village 4/2.5/2, Move in ready, tile and laminate flooring throughout first floor, kitchen. Wendy Mottern $159,900

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1419 WATERSIDE VILLAGE Waterside Village Lovely 3/2/2 one story, plantation shutters, freize carpet, ceramic tile, split plan. Sharon Kaye $149,900

REDUCED 3106 PURPLE FINCH Sienna Plantation 4/3.5/3, hand scraped wood flooring in master and living room, and more. Mike Martin $399,999

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9959 EL CHACO Baytown 3/2/2, Granite, covered patio, washer/dryer to stay, pool Debbie Ashley $134,900

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SEDONA CREEK • Over 3500 sq ft. Large living, den and gameroom. Island kitchen has lots of storage and counterspace. Beautiful upgrades. Gameroom is approx 36x17 and could also be a media room. Master down. (2931KE)

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PEARLAND • over 3/4 acre with historic Heights home that has tons of updates. Located at end of cul-de-sac. Front and rear porches. Beautiful hardwoods thru-out.(4910CE)

PLANTATION CREEK • Wonderful home w/upgrades. Ceramic Tile in entry, kitchen, breakfast room, living & dining rooms, master & master bath. High ceilings open up floorplan. Living room, dining room, den & gameroom are spacious. Master down. Covered patio. (4410RI)

3/2.5/2 • $199,900

RIVER EDGE • Lakefront! Stunning and appointed home. Large dining,formal living room open. Island Kitchen with large pantry. Their exercise room down could be second bedroom. Master with sitting area. Large list of upgrades including plantation shutters,media room wired for projection system. Two story covered patio overlooking beautiful lake. (107WB)

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SHILOH LAKE ESTATES – This Houstonian Golf Course Custom home is nestled on over 1.7-acres. Grand entry w/soaring ceilings, hardwoods, “Gone with the Wind” staircase, open concept living, great for entertaining. Amazing backyard w/custom pool w/swim up bar, covered hot tub, oversized outdoor kitchen & outdoor shower/bath. WOW!!! $1,200,000 Michelle Posey 713-504-0066 (11903HH)

TELFAIR – Popular “Lexington” Plan features soaring ceilings, hand scraped exotic hardwood flrs, arched entryways & art niches. Sunlit formal dining w/dormer windows & coffered ceiling. Oversized kitchen is Chef’s delight. Custom granite, tiled backsplash, tons of storage. Master suite. Covered outdoor patio. A Must See! $289,000 Michelle Posey 713-504-0066 (1526RB)

LONG MEADOW FARMS – Wonderful home, 5-bdrm, 3.5-bath, 3-car garage on greenbelt. This lovely home has 60K in upgrades! Gameroom, kitchen w/ granite & 42” cabinets w/tile backsplash. Pure blue reverse osmosis drinking water system. Don’t Miss!! $227,000 Marian Hecker 713-301-4415 (21431BC)

FONDREN SW NORTHFIELD – Unique large contemporary home on secluded cul-de-sac lot backs up to greenbelt. Spacious rooms, den open to formal dining, gourmet isl kitchen, brkfst area & wet bar make this a great floor plan for entertaining. Flex room on 1st flr c/b home gym, gamerm or media rm. Upstairs bdrm w/adjacent flex space c/b used for gamerm or craft rm…The possibilities are endless!! $159,900 Jim Verges 281-222-5548 (7846HU)

QUAIL VALLEY – Located in golf course community, this charming townhouse has so much potential! Front faces courtyard w/ pool & clubhouse. Den w/vaulted ceiling, wood burning FP, efficient kitchen, bedrooms are spacious & offer plenty of closet space. Private patio off den for family relaxing & enjoy a BBQ w/friends. A Must See! $79,000 Jim Verges 281-222-5548 (2822CA)

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SIENNA – Fabulous 4 bedroom 3 ½ bath home with Pool/ Spa! Elegant stone & brick elevation, wood flooring, granite counters including bathrooms. Spacious study, oversized gameroom, elegant dining area. Master down. Covered back patio, inviting pool & spa. Backs up to greenbelt so no back neighbors. $379,900. MLS# 87597134 (3410RO)

QUAIL VALLEY – Grand magnolias & updated landscaping frame this charming Colonial 5 bedroom 3/1 bath home. Stately pillars at the front porch entry opens to freshly painted interior. Recent carpet, updated tile flooring. Formal dining, study. Spacious kitchen w/ updated appliances. Huge den area w/ built-in bookshelves. Master down. 4 Big bedrooms up. Covered back patio & just a 5 iron from golf club! MLS# 89713450 $199,500. (2902NB)

3530 TIMOTHY • PECAN GROVE - Pride of ownership shows in this 4 bed, 2/1 bath home. Beautifully updated with real wood floors in dining and den. Remodeled kitchen w/Granite counters, tile backsplash, master bath w/ all new counters, sinks, mirrors, shower, even toilet! Master down, 3 big bedrooms and gameroom up. MLS# 21443044 $185,900 (3530TI)

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CINCO RANCH

Large backyard with POOL, backs to levy! Updates galore! Tile thoughout downstairs, hardwoods up. Beautiful granite countertops in kitchen with breakfast bar-cabinets refinished, decorator paint! Stainless appliances-Two sided fireplace between living area and kitchen. $209,900 (20711NE)

CINCO RANCH

Beautifully updated Corporate Relocation in sought after Cinco Ranch!Fabulous salt water pool and spa,with large covered patio/outdoor kitchen area. All countertops replaced with granite.Stainless appliances,along with remodelled master bath. Wood floors,replaced iron pedistals on staircase. All the ammenities of the new homes, but much closer in,convenient to everything! $399,000 (22007TR)

SWEETWATER

Beautiful custom built with private backyard, pool, & spa. Two story living area, wood floors, island kitchen with sub-zero, & wetbar with icemaker. Recent carpet, & roof in 00’. Dual staircases. Master suite with large exec. bath. Large utility room, gameroom up,& study down w/built-ins. Sought after Clements H.S.! $500,000 (66PW)

Nikki Owen, Manager, Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors introduces new agent Val Howell….. Val Howell recently repatriated and reintroducing herself to the wonderful wacky world of real estate! Her

Val Howell

passion for real estate grows with each new transition, each transaction and each new experience. Once she found her passion in the business, her life in real estate followed her literally around the globe as well as a

2011 ends on a healthy note for the Houston Real Estate Market from 2010. The median price reached an all-time high for a December in Houston and months inventory hit its lowest level in two years. According to the latest monthly data compiled by the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), December sales of singlefamily homes throughout the Houston market climbed 7.2 percent when compared to December 2010. Positive sales activity was recorded in every

HAR Monthly Luncheon THURSDAY JANUARY 19, 11:30 a.m. Sweetwater Country Club RSVP: Theresa@AlliedHomeWarranty.com

PECAN GROVE

Owner transferred! Very open, w/ high ceilings. Large family room w/ tile flooring-open dining area, or great for a pool table! Large kitchen w/ tile flooring-Large master w/ granite countertops in bath-garden tub, w/ separate shower. This is a 1.5 story home, w/ all rooms down except a fantastic gameroom/mancave upstairs!This home is wonderful for entertaining! 2 year old terracotta roof also! Great backyard! $169,900 (1310PL)

THE GROVE/PECAN GROVE

Absolutely gorgeous with fabulous POOL! This home is situated on a culdesac street, and has been totally updated! 2010 updates include Granite countertops in kitchen and baths, stainless appliances, along with replaced cabinets, carpet, lam. wood flooring, and paint. Also updated in 2010, hardi plank siding, tall fence,A/C, heater,pool replastered, added insullation,and solar screens. $179,900 (3418FR)

Val Howell joins Prudential Gary Greene Realtors

December marks the seventh consecutive month of increased home sales; 2011 bests 2010 in sales volume and pricing After several months in which home sales figures were skewed by the effects of the 2010 homebuyer tax credit, the Houston real estate market concluded 2011 solidly in the black. December marked the seventh straight month of increased home sales and the month contained a host of indicators suggesting a healthy start to the new year. Prices of single-family homes across Greater Houston for fullyear 2011 were up slightly

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segment of the housing market except the luxury segment— those homes priced from $500,000 and above—which was unchanged year-over-year. The average price of a single-family home was statistically flat at $219,791 compared to December 2010 while the December single-family home median price—the figure at which half of the homes sold for more and half sold for less— rose 1.9 percent from one year earlier to $160,000. Foreclosure property sales reported in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) increased 6.1 percent in December compared to December 2010. Foreclosures comprised 20.5 percent of all property sales, remaining consistent with the levels they maintained for much of 2011. December’s median price of foreclosures held steady on a year-over-year basis at $82,550. December sales of all property types in Houston totaled 5,460, up 6.6 percent compared to December 2010. Total dollar volume for properties sold

during the month increased 7.5 percent year-over-year to $1.16 billion. On an annualized basis, sales of all property types were up 4.3 percent compared to 2010 levels while total dollar volume rose 5.2 percent to $13 billion. “2011 ended on a very promising note,” said Wayne A. Stroman, HAR chairman and President/CEO of Stroman Realty.””We spent a good part of the year struggling to accurately gauge the market because we were comparing to accelerated sales in 2010 that resulted from the homebuyer tax credit. Once we distanced ourselves from that period, we saw clear indications of a healthy market with a balanced supply of housing inventory and strong pricing—conditions that put Houston in an enviable position compared to many housing markets around the country. The key to sustaining that positive momentum in 2012 will be continued improvement in Houston’s employment numbers.”

year in the Austin market with Prudential Texas. Jim and Val has lived overseas in Venezuela & Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore) for a total of 11 yrs off and on throughout their 26 year marriage with their two wonderful, handsome sons, now in their 20s. Most recently they were in Singapore for 4 years where she dabbled in a very different kind of real estate with Home Equity Ptd. Ltd. with virtually no licensing and very little regulation. These global experiences has taught her how wonderfully diverse and yet how integrated they really all are. Val is addicted to people and love the inspirational interpersonal experiences real estate brings. There was only one decision about where she would be returning her license... “I am a Gary Greene girl, and I am proud to be home! Thank you Ft. Bend for my warm welcome! Memorial, you will always be near and dear to me! We simply have some of the most amazing managers and agents in the industry and I look forward to forging new relationships and to catching up with my dear friends and real estate family! I love our 1960’s home in the historic Belknap/

Brookside neighborhood in the shadow of the new Skeeters Stadium and within walking distance to the Imperial Farmers Market” said Val. Val has enjoyed working with Relocation Services while in Austin and dealing with Ex-pat relocations in Singapore. She has obtained her eCertification®, GRI (Graduate of Real Estate Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyers Rep) and October 2011, her ASP (Accredited Staging Professional), and ASPRE (Accredited Staging Professional Real Estate) designations. She is a believer in education and maintaining industry updates, so as to provide her clients with current, cutting edge information and diverse services. She is an active member of: HAR (Houston Association of Realtors) TAR (Texas Association of Realtors) NAR (National Association of Realtors) Sugar Land Garden Club Belknap/Brookside Community Assoc. Please contact her for all your real estate needs. Val Howell – 281-908-4228. Be sure to see her ad on page 12

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Swelling of the feet is referred to as foot edema. This uncomfortable situation occurs due to excess fluid buildup. The causes are numerous and can include age, pregnancy, medications, excessive weight, trauma or injury, and standing or sitting for extreme periods of time. Maintaining a diet that is high in salt may also cause edema. Swollen feet may be the indicator of more serious health conditions such as heart, kidney, and liver failure. If you experience swollen feet, elevate your legs about the level of your heart, and cut back on salt consumption. Make an appointment with your podiatrist for diagnostic testing to determine the specific underlying medical issues that triggered the condition. Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, especially among older people. It may affect both legs and may include the calves or even the thighs. Because of the effect of gravity, swelling is particularly noticeable in the lower part of the body. Whatever the state of your feet, we can treat your problem to restore your comfort and ease of movement. If you are new to the area and don’t have a podiatrist, why not call us at 281-980-3668 for an appointment at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. Don’t take your feet for granted - make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: Well-hydrated individuals are less prone to fluid retention.

Sugar Land AARP Chapter to meet Chapter 4075 will meet Wednesday, January 25, 1 p.m., Senior Center, 200 Matlage Way, Sugar Land. Jesse Li will speak on new surface water plant’s update. Bring donations to food bank. For more info call 281494-2600.

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Model rocketry on display An exhibit of model rockets will be on display at First Colony Branch, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, throughout the month of December. From the personal collection of Tom Ng of Sugar Land, the exhibit portrays a glimpse of the history of Estes model rocketry.The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. For more info, call 281-238-2800.

January knitting circle The Needles & Yarn Knitting Circle will meet at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, every Tuesday in January, 10:00 am, in Room 2B. of the library. Knitters of all ages and experience levels – from beginners to advanced -- are invited to join. Those attending should bring their own knitting needles and yarn. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call 281-341-2677. Cub Scout Pack meetings Cub Scout Pack 279 of Rosenberg holds meetings on Mondays, 7:00pm. If you have a child in grades 1st through 5th and are looking for a Cub Scout Pack to join feel free to stop by 1412 Brazos Street, at the corner of Avenue M, to see what they are all about.

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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. Brazos Crossing Chorus Brazos Crossing Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is recruiting new members. They meet every Monday night, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Rosenberg. If you love to sing this is the place for you! For more information contact Emma Kueck at 281-342-5857 or Debbie Thomas at 281-232-9293. B.F. Terry Class of 2002 B.F. Terry Class of 2002 is looking for alumni from that graduating year for the 2012 reunion. Please sign up on Facebook and Google+, search

“B.F. Terry High School Class of 2002 - 10 Year Reunion.” Call 832520-4577 or email lamch83@yahoo. com. 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 Methodist Hospital Sugar Land, Medical Office Bldg Rm 410. Babies are always welcome at meetings. La Leche League Leaders of Fort Bend are available by phone for more info Lisa 281-7107171, Erin 281-325-0618.

Prince Charming is a lovable, spunky, 2 yr old long haired Dachshund who is 10 lbs of fun, fun, fun. Prince Charming loves other dogs and people, especially children. He likes to go for walks on the leash and he likes to chase the ball. He has a very confident personality and lots of love to give. He is house trained and ready to go! There are lots of other great dogs at Annie's Angels. See them all at www.anniesangelsrescue.org. You can also see many of our pets at the Petsmart in Missouri City on Saturdays.

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State funds sought by county to reduce feral hogs “taken in” in the county. Taken in refers to a feral hog killed or trapped, snared or captured and intended for immediate slaughter. Hogs trapped for other purposes such as transfers were not considered to be taken since the state is attempting to reduce their numbers. The reported data to be submitted by Fort Bend County as part of the grant request will be factored into the approval process. The state agency announced that it will award the grant funds after all applications are processed and its calendar shows this will be done next month. If awarded, the money will be available to Fort Bend County for feral hog abatement expenditure use during this calendar year. The funds are intended to assist in the implementation of feral hog abatement practices. The grant amount sought by Fort Bend County is unknown at this time. James Wenzel, Fort Bend County’s Chief of Staff, will serve as the county’s agent with the Texas Department of Agriculture for this effort.

The Seguin Elementary School community is focused on good health thanks to the “We Are Family” fitness and nutrition program introduced at the school this year. Designed by Sylvia Caycedo, school nurse, the program is funded through a School Nurse Childhood Obesity Prevention Education (SCOPE) grant from the National Association of School Nurses and the UnitedHealth Foundation. The program was developed to promote lifelong wellness among students, families and staff by helping them develop healthy patterns of exercise and nutrition while encouraging participants to lead healthier lifestyles. “We want this to be a community-wide health initiative that involves our staff members, students and their families, and

school partners,” said Caycedo. “Our aim is to educate our school community about our students’ health status and promote the social responsibility of taking care of each other.” Other objectives of the health and fitness program are to: promote fitness classes and afterschool health activities; identify students who are considered atrisk for consequences of a high BMI reading; engage the school community in a weekly afterschool Zumba fitness activity; and provide healthy snacks and nutritional education at school events. “We are excited to be a recipient of the SCOPE grant, and are motivated and dedicated to improving the physical activity and nutritional education of our Seguin Elementary School Family,” added Caycedo.

The Oyster Creek Estates homeowner’s association will assume all financial responsibility for the well’s construction and maintenance. The city will ensure that the well is safe and does not conflict with any drinking water wells, Staggs said. The well will only generate four to five million gallons of water every year which falls below

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Three families destroyed by DWI accident Cody Parchman were reportedly headed westbound on I-10 after leaving a Katy area bar. According to reports, McShan was driving because Parchman had been drinking, however, McShan was operating the truck without a valid driver’s license. After the accident and medical treatment, McShan was taken

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to the Waller County Jail and charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. Parchman, the probationary Katy police officer and McShan’s passenger, was initially suspended from the police force but has since been terminated. Parchman had been with the Katy police since December of 2011. Prior to that, Parchman was a deputy sheriff for Fort Bend County.

and that was the separation point, Kilgore said. "I think the smaller schools are excited", Kilgore said. "This is an opportunity for them to compete against schools that are their same size. They'll be able to go out and hold their own and be competitive."

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judges includes Gail Simmons, Chef Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Competing chefs vie for a $125,000 prize from Healthy Choice, a feature in Food and Wine magazine, a showcase at the Annual Food and Wine classic in Aspen and (of course) earn the title of “Top Chef”. Sarah describes the competition as the toughest challenge she has ever faced, which is an understatement. Just watching the show is exhausting. In every episode the chefs are given an assignment and a time frame to complete and present it. Each judge samples and critiques the presentation scrutinizing everything from appearance to taste. The chef’s take the criticism and complaints in stride and continue to push forward in an attempt to be the last man/woman standing. The days are long and Texas weather is brutal. One recent episode had Sarah going to the hospital with

heat exhaustion while she and her two team members were cooking all night and day to serve 300 people Bar-B-Que at the Salt Lick in Austin. She returned, still weak to help out. They did not win this assignment but she was not eliminated either. For so long the chef’s world was a man’s world. Things have changed and women have become a driving force in the world of culinary art. Sarah has the drive and the talent to win this challenge. Artists are perfectionists. They have a vision of what should be. Personalities may clash, but at the end of the day the goal is accomplished. From all your fans in your home of Sugar Land Texas… you go girl!

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the 10 million gallon limit in the city’s Groundwater Reduction Plan. Staggs also says that there are 17 or 18 wells that are currently used to fill amenity lakes. “If we have the ability to convert them to some other supply we will. Some of those wells use such little water that it is just not economically feasible to go in another direction at this time. It is the best financial option for these HOA’s,” Staggs added.

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The Texas Department of Agriculture, which is administering a Hog Out County Grants Program, is encouraging counties in Texas to make a concentrated and coordinated effort to reduce the feral hog population and the damage caused by the animals. Last week, Fort Bend County Commissioners authorized taking all appropriate action on a resolution to seek 2012 funds afforded by the state’s Hog Out program. Now that this action has been taken, that means Fort Bend County is eligible to receive the funds. As part of the process, Fort Bend County will need to come up with a plan to impact the feral hog population which will include documentation. It will also need to include future plans for continuing the effort after grant funds are expended. At year’s end, Fort Bend County sought affidavits documenting data from October through December 2011 to determine the number of feral hogs

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Annual Austin HS Varsity-Alumni men’s soccer scrimmage held Austin High School held their annual Varsity-Alumni men’s soccer scrimmage on Friday January 6. This year’s match was dedicated to Jamie Chapman, a

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The AHS Team and Alumni in a moment of silence for Jamie Chapman.

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Pictured (seated, from left) are Jessica Liu, Ameena Pervez, Zionah Browne, Lauren Koop, Sabrina Thomas, Zill Momin and (standing, from left) Mia Johnson, Paige Lary, Natalie Turcott, Sana Rehman, Connor Sistrunk, Andrea White, author; Genia Goulet, English teacher; and Andrew Min.

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Teen robbed at Mall

By LeaAnne Klentzman A 17 year man was robbed as he got into his car at the First Colony Mall, Thursday evening about 5:30 pm. The teen was carrying bags containing clothing, an Ipod and an Iphone to his car. As he opened the car door, he felt what may have been a pistol pressed against his neck, said Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph. The victim told police two men took his clothing, Ipod and Iphone but he was unable to get a description of them. Adolph said the teen drove home and then called police. No physical injuries were reported and the case is under investigation.

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Heavy/bulk waste pickup days to change from Wednesday to saturday on Feb. 1 for 12 Missouri City subdivisions in the Municipal Solid Waste Program. For the following communities, pickup will occur the first Saturday of every month: Crestmont Place; Garden Park Village; Hunters Glen IV; Hunters Glen V; Hunters Green; and Lexington Square. For the following communities, pickup will occur the first and third Saturdays of every month: Glen Park; Hunters Glen I and II; Hunters Glen III; Oakwick Forest Estates; Quail Green West; and Waterbrook Community Association. The adjusted collection schedules will not affect service costs. For more details on the municipal solid waste program, visit www. missouricitytx.gov and click on “Solid Waste Details” under Hot Topics or call 281-403-8500.

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“Princess Ball” is theme of Dads & Daughters Dance By Betsy Dolan Move over Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. You’re not the hottest ticket going in Missouri City. That honor is reserved for the 16th Annual Dads & Daughters Dance. Tickets went on sale January 3. “We only sell 400 tickets,” said Stacie Walker, Missouri City’s Public Information Officer. “This is a very popular event and it does sell out.”

The dance will be held Saturday, February 11th from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department, 1522 Texas Parkway. Guests will be treated to a buffet supper, a commemorative photo as well as music and dancing. Corsages will also be available for purchase at the door. “We enjoy being a part of an event that brings value to fami-

lies,” Walker said. “This gives dads and daughters a chance to bond right in their own backyard and share some special memories.” Tickets are $25 per couple and $15 for each additional daughter. They are available at the Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department. Call 281-403-8637 for more information.

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The scene is set for Missouri City’s annual Dad & Daughter Dance with a special theme: “Princess Ball”. It will be a magical time for fathers and their “princesses” to share precious moments together just like the duos above did last year.

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A Civil War story of survival to be heard January 20 The Spirit of Freedom and raised in Lebanon Republican Women’s and is a by-product of the Club will host Dr. 1975 war; He immigratHamid Kantara as he ed to the US in 1985 after shares his personal story defending the homeon Friday January 20, land against the PLO, at Sugar Creek Baptist the Syrian occupation, Church Chapel at 13213 Islamic militants and forSW Freeway, Sugar Hamid Kantara eign countries that aimed Land from 11 am to 1 to eliminate the voice of pm. A light lunch will be served Christians in Lebanon. Hamid courtesy of Texas Senator Joan has made US National Security Huffman. An RSVP is requested a top priority. He has worked for those who plan to eat. with Federal Law Enforcement Meet and greet starts at 11:00 for several years. Recognizing a am and the meeting will begin strong need to educate the public promptly at 11:30 am. To RSVP on the danger facing America, he contact President Cindy Bond at has become one of the leading 281-980-5719 (home), 281-435- experts on Hezbollah and their 3547 (cell), or cindybond7@ Islamic Revolution and has been gmail.com. a featured speaker on the Middle Dr. Hamid Kantara was born East for over 10 years.

Don’t miss Fort-Bend Theatre’s production of the hilariously outrageous production Nunsense at 2815 Main Street in Stafford, January 27 – February 5, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidently poisoned the fifty-two bingo-playing nuns that help run a leper colony on an island south of France. With no funds for the burials five

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“Warm Up With a Good Book” at Literacy’s Book & Author Dinner January 29 Warm Up With a Good Book at the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County’s 12th Annual Book & Author Dinner on January 29, at Safari Texas. Just as the winter months are becoming unbearably cold and chilling, discovering a new book will warm your heart. As one of the signature events of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, Book & Author

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allows guests the opportunity to mingle with and purchase books by their favorite authors. Attendees have the privilege of listening to all of the authors introduce themselves and their books. In addition, speaking authors will share an in-depth look at their book(s) as guests enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Safari Texas. Following dinner, guests may continue to purchase autographed books from the featured authors. Author highlights for this year’s event include Chitra Divakaruni, author of One Amazing Thing and Lester Smith, author of You Gotta Dance Like No One’s Watching.

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These two diverse authors will enlighten the audience with highlights from their books and personal stories. In addition to Divakaruni and Smith, authors attending include Kristin Finan, Food Lover’s Houston; Ron Franscell, The Deadline; Karleen Koen, Before Versailles; DiAnn Mills, Pursuit of Justice; Kyle & Jennifer Solak, Goodnight Houston; Rodney Walther, Broken Laces and William C. Welch, Perennial Garden Color. Every year, the Literacy Council’s Book & Author Dinner brings together readers and writers for a unique event. This year’s theme, Warm Up With a Good Book hopes to highlight a love for literacy and the warmth that it brings to the soul. Through the county’s

participation in the event, the Literacy Council is able to help determined adults change their lives by improving their reading, writing and conversation skills. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event and they range in price from $5,000 to $250. Sponsor benefits include choice of author and their guest at your reserved table, special recognition on the Literacy Council’s website, in the event program and much more. Individual tickets to the event are $75. For tickets or sponsorship information, or to learn more about the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County and the 12th Annual Book & Author Dinner, please call 281.240.8181 or visit our website, www.ftbendliteracy.org.

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U.S. Congressman Pete Olson takes a moment to visit with students at FBISD’s Hunter’s Glen Elementary School. Last week on Jan. 11, Congressman Olson delivered a keynote address there for the installation of a Freedom Shrine, a collection of documents based on the tenets of the American ideals of freedom, justice and liberty. The items for the shrine are a donation to the school from the Exchange Club of Sugar Land. Joining the congressman, who is also a club member, were other members and its President Steve Griffith. The pinky promise was for student encouragement with an aim at excellence.

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