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Early voting schedule set for March primary election Criminal Appeals, Texas' highest court for criminal cases, is David The early voting schedule Newell, a Republican from and locations for the March 4 Richmond seeking Place 9. The Primary Election in Fort Bend Court of Criminal Appeals sits County are in place. County in Austin and from time to time commissioners court approved may hold court in other cities the early voting dates of February to hear cases. These judges are 18 – 28th last week at various elected by voters from the entire locations for local voters in Fort state and hold the office for a six Bend County. Candidate filings year term. for those seeking office from State representative candidates throughout the state including Fort Bend may be found on the Nandita Berry, Texas Secretary of State website linked to this story online on fortbendstar.com For the Primary Election, voters will vote in one of the By Karen Daniels two political party elections. The chosen candidate will represent Mayor Leonard Scarcella the party in the November 4th encourages all Stafford citizens, General Election. business and residential, to attend Offices on the Primary the Stafford City Council Annual Election candidate filing list for Town Meeting that will be both Democrats and Republicans presented on Wednesday, January include U.S. Senator, U.S. 22, at 7:00pm, at the Stafford Representative, Governor and Civic Center. Lt. Governor, Attorney General The State of the City and other state posts as well as address will cover the city’s Railroad Commissioner sought economy, zero property tax, by Steve Brown, Democrat from Missouri City, who is listed among six candidates, half of them from each party residing in different parts of Texas. Democrat Michael “Fjet” Fjetland of Sugar Land is among the candidates for U.S. Senator, By LeaAnne Klentzman and for U.S. Representative, Dist. 22 is incumbent Republican On January 8, about 3 p.m., Pete Olson and Democrats a man knocked at the door of a Frank Briscoe of Richmond and home in the 800 block of Bel Mark Gibson of Missouri City. Mar in Venetian Estates. When Another local area candidate, the 76 year old homeowner Democrat and incumbent U.S. answered the door to a man Representative, Dist. 9’s Al appearing to be a maintenance Green residing in Houston also worker, he apologized but filed and shows no opponent for explained that he needed to block the upcoming Primary Election. her driveway. Also on the judgeship This “worker” told her he was candidates for the Court of part of a work crew that had By Elsa Maxey
for Districts 26, 27, and 28 include incumbents seeking reelection – Ron Reynolds, Rick Miller and John Zerwas, respectively. David Hamilton, a Republican from Missouri City is going after a win that will pit him against Reynolds, who is a Democrat for the Dist. 27 office in November. Also, ELECTION, continued on page 4
Stafford Annual Town Meeting set for tonight
What a wonderful concoction! Join the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County for our second annual Reading between the Wines event presented by Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land and Safari Texas. Celebrate your love of literacy with books, wine, authors, food, auctions and more on Friday, February 7 at Safari Texas. If you are interested in being involved or have any questions about this event, please contact Cari Middaugh at the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Back Row: Presenting Sponsor, Don Kerstetter, Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land, Kelli Metzenthin, Literacy Council of Fort Bend County Executive Director, and Presenting Sponsor, Allison Wen, Safari Texas. Seated: Heather Reichert, Reading between the Wines Co-Chair, and Cari Middaugh, Event Coordinator.
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FBISD to adopt new materials for math, science & technology By Betsy Dolan
Fort Bend ISD will invest in new educational resources to help compliment the district's math, science and technology curriculum, amid concerns from students and teachers that some of the existing materials are outdated and ineffective.
Trust - an acquired trait By LeaAnne Klentzman
So there were two guys – one in the market to sell a phone, another in the market to CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK buy. They make a date and meet at a coffee shop. After pleasantries the buyer, with seller’s phone in hand sprints for the door. The fleet footed seller snags him and a smack-down ensues. Well, in this day and age, who on earth would go to a sale alone? Yep, you guessed it! …in bounces the buyer’s buddy who
Educational resources are traditional textbooks, web sites, videos and online materials that are available to teachers through the district's curriculum portal, PCG . District educators use them to help enhance the curriculum and to ensure the Texas Essential Skills and Knowledge (TEKS) requirements are being met. "There is no one resource that is the end-all be-all for any curriculum", said Susan Vordakis, Fort Bend ISD's Director of Curriculum. "We constantly reiterate to our teachers that there
is no textbook or web site that is going to do everything a teacher needs to accomplish in the classroom. A curriculum audit in July, revealed some challenges for Fort Bend ISD including the need to make the curriculum more diverse and to improve the quality of existing educational resources. "One of the conflicts is that our resources are outdated--both in content and in technology", FBISD, continued on page 4
need for increased technology, redevelopment plans of the Texas Instruments property, SMSD, emergency management services, and future water supply, to list a few of the topics the Mayor will address. Representatives from Street Level Investments will comment on the Texas Instruments redevelopment project and representatives from STAFFORD, continued on page 4
Cash, jewelry, stolen Crooks posing as work crew bamboozle elderly woman damaged a water line and they would be working in the area. Then the “worker” referred the elderly Female imposter homeowner to a woman waiting in a nearby car. That woman is now believed to be the “worker’s” co-conspirator. CROOKS, continued on page 4
Lake Olympia waters affected also New year means new toys for Missouri City’s Dead fish at Quail Valley lakes…again? public safety departments By Elsa Maxey By Betsy Dolan
needs in the northern part A new $954,000 fire truck will of the city, specifically the be joining the Missouri City fleet industrial buildings", said in May to help protect the city's Fire Chief Russell Sander. burgeoning industrial sector. In addition, the new truck The new ladder truck, called a will allow the city to meet quint, can function as a fire truck, certain insurance standards an aerial ladder truck or both which require that half of the simultaneously. It is equipped city's fire apparatus be quints. with a 2,000 per minute fire City fire officials also say the pump, a 105 foot aerial ladder new quint will allow them with water spraying capabilities to move up in the insurance and a Class A foam system. rating improvement plan. TRUST, continued on page 4 "It will allow us to1respond 11039.H&G_SugarLand'14_FtBendStarNewspaper_Layout 12/18/13 1:16 PM Page 1 to changing fire protection NEW YEAR, continued on page 4
A resident alarmed about a bunch of dead fish and dead ducks in his neighborhood along the banks of one of the Quail Valley lakes in Missouri City wants to know what’s going on? Further investigation by the "Star" confirmed that about 200 dead fish were in fact lifeless, some floating in the lake and others on the banks of the lake at the La Quinta golf course near hole number 13. No dead ducks, however, were spotted. DEAD FISH, continued on page 0
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About 200 dead fish lie in the water and on the banks of a Quail Valley golf course lake in Missouri City. Within the past couple of years, this is the second occurrence of the sort, however, the first was due to a statewide drought.
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He identified those goals as the grumbling over take home improved crime solve rates, cars .. “Those employees who reduction in overtime, and a had their car taken from them reduction in take-home vehicles; were not very happy with me and all issues he campaigned on. I understand their frustration,” However, the crime solve Nehls said. “But I have a rates will be scrutinized in responsibility to ensure the assets law enforcement privilege if February after they are released entrusted to me by the taxpayers By LeaAnne Klentzman they don’t want to release it? in the Uniformed Crime are properly managed.” Tug’n on Superman’s cape Can’t have it both ways kids. Report and the overtime was Fiscal responsibility was uncovers a week’s worth of The other footage they slung easily reduced as the previous another major achievement shameless self-promotion… Last on the public this week was administration let anyone work said Nehls, “Reducing the week we posed a few questions officers getting tazed by a stun any overtime they wanted. amount of overtime spending That reduction in take had to be tackled, and we were relating to the search for a new gun during training; theory being home vehicles; that needs a successful.” He went on to say, Rosenberg police chief. Now they need to know how it feels. “We moved some detectives to one need remember, the former Really? That’s as silly as making mathematician to really cypher the numbers. While he took the evening shifts and weekends chief is now city manager so he the prospective chief drag a working deputy’s cars away to and reduced overtime spending is all over who his predecessor dummy and run for his money. from $327,952 to $77,431, a is going to be. We hear tell that What’s next, making officers take sit fallow in the parking lot, he after last week’s Afterburner, turns standing down range when allows three of his staff members 76 percent reduction.” He also to drive their county issued cars said, “Detectives now must the former police chief ,now its pistol qualification time? Do each day to El Campo, Spring have overtime approved by their city manager, demanded that the they need to know how a bullet and Cypress each way, each day; supervisors.” That overtime mole be found! Umm hum, all feels to understand how to use simple math makes that about budget he is so proud to reduce that nice grassy area around the a gun? Silly little boy macho 200 miles per day; or well over declined from $1,115,696 to police department, well it looked junk…. Could Superman’s like an ant bed that had just been cape be in the breeze? 40,000 personal miles each year. $855,126 according to the The press release also addressed press release. However, his run over by a lawnmower…. The latest story being There were police people all over circulated, but unconfirmed, is the grounds walking and talking that former Sugar Land Police on their cell phones trying to Chief now assist city manager calm the former chief now city Steve Griffith is slated to be at manager in their quest to find Rosenberg city council Tuesday the mole… see, one must also night to discuss a process by understand, they can’t talk inside which to select a chief; oh my the building because it’s bugged; how things have changed in RESTAURANT REVIEW you wouldn’t want that kind of a week. Maybe someone will By Denise Monroe behavior or activity recorded actually get interviewed….we where some nosey media types shall see. Could this be the end of could get their hands on it. the buddy system for Rosenberg? Shogun Japanese Restaurant at a cool griddle, obviously 24102 Commercial Dr. waiting for other guests to arrive So, while the minions were Nah… not as long as they don’t speed dialing, in their quest for lop off the head of that snake. Rosenberg, TX 77471 to fill the table and for one of Cuisine: Japanese the chefs to finish up at one of the mole, the former chief, now Talk about Superman’s cape sushi & hibachi the other griddles. This could city manager, and his protégés and shameless self-promotion… This restaurant is in the heart easily become a full-evening were having themselves some Sheriff’s first year in review... of Rosenberg Town Center. event; so if you want the MGM moments. Yes sir, they He started by announcing that It is generally a quiet place experience of the teppanyaki, scurried to make available he as well as everyone one of give your self plenty of time. recorded footage; some of the his employees passed a drug test with modern Japanese décor. The menu offers a wide array The sushi was excellent: most shameless self-promotion on the first day he took office. very fresh, crisp, tasty, colorful that we have seen in a while. Kudos, anyone that didn’t should of sushi, sashimi, edemame, Kudos to the Sergeant who have been a former employee, and teppanyaki dishes. While and creatively plated. The stopped to play catch with the just say’n. He also said he was offering over 20 varieties of teppanyaki chicken was very boy at the apartment complex, proud of his 735 employees. sushi rolls, they also make good, served in a rich spicy that footage is heartwarming and However, he failed to make custom sushi rolls for the thin sauce over fresh stir-fried more refined connoisseurs. fresh vegetables, with fried wonderful. It’s nice insight into mention that he is 30+ officers On one side of the restaurant rice and hot & sour soup. the “routine” of a police sergeant short in patrol; another 20+ are the teppanyaki griddles The teppanyaki shrimp was but it begs a few questions… short in detectives and some how did this officer’s dash-cam 30+ short in the jail. Those where the chefs’ knives are in the same sauce, but was just happen to catch this activity? numbers have been rolling spinning and flames are slightly overcooked and rather flashing as they created sizzling tough, but had a good flavor. HE had to activate that camera. steady all year, as soon as they meat and vegetable dishes table The service was prompt and You can bet they do not come get someone hired, they lose side. On the other side of the very accommodating. I would on by themselves, the timing another 2 or 3; exit interviews restaurant is the sushi bar. definitely go back to this place. is interesting. Another question indicate poor management On an early Saturday evening, Best sushi I have ever tasted! is how did footage from that followed by poor pay. dash-cam make it to the web? The press release issued two of the four teppanyaki Overall Rating: 4 stars. Is it permissible for the city to by the Sheriff through his griddles had guests being If you have a favorite recipe entertained by chefs creating you would like to share, please release dash-cam footage in self- spokesman said, “We wanted their magic. Another table had submit to denise@fortbendstar. promotion but withhold footage to achieve certain goals during one couple sitting with menus com for consideration. by hiding behind some nefarious this important first year.”
agency is short some 100 or so employees. Which begs the question, if they can work for so long, so short, do they really need all that personnel? The honeymoon just might be over between the new Sheriff and minions, only time will tell; and of course the
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FBISD to adopt new materials for math, science & technology curriculum so teachers don't have to go and find other stuff". said Trustee Grayle James who Proclamation 2014, issued by gave the example of district the State Board of Education, science textbooks that still refer requires school districts to put to Pluto as a planet. "Teachers emphasis on K-8 Math, K-12 who are more innovative, tend to Science and K-12 Technology look other places". Applications for the next school Trustee Bruce Albright year. Fort Bend ISD Teachers expressed concerns about how in those subject areas started the district can monitor what reviewing new educational students are being taught when materials in August and have teachers are pulling resources selected possible options. from places other than PCG. The community is invited "It is hard to be critical of to review and give feedback teachers who want to find on the proposed materials additional resources but we from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through need to have that quality control January 24 at the Fort Bend mechanism in place to make ISD Education Complex, 1555 sure they are high quality Independence Blvd, in Missouri resources", said Superintendent City. Recommendations will Charles Dupre. "The ideal be brought before the Board of would be to have a resource rich Trustees in February. FBISD, continued from page 1
Crooks posing as work crew bamboozle elderly woman CROOKS, continued from page 1
She got out of the car and eventually talked her way into the elderly woman’s home claiming she needed to check under the kitchen sink for contamination said Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph. While the elderly homeowner and the female suspect went to the kitchen the waterline “worker” walked toward the back of the home and was not seen again explained Adolph. The two women were in the kitchen at the sink for about 20 minutes. The following day the homeowner discovered jewelry in her bedroom was missing, and cash inside her safe was gone, said Adolph.
Adolph said the male was only described as olive skinned with brown hair and brown eyes. The female suspect was reportedly petite and possibly white. She was wearing a head covering and sunglasses, aqua-colored clothing and blue gloves. The investigation continues, anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).
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This past year was challenging for the Stafford Cobra’s. SMSD enforced a 70/30 rule (Stafford MSD kids/ Other area kids) to qualify for the waiver of the facility usage fee. Jacqueline Jean-Baptiste, Director of Cobra Football and Cheerleading, explained this percentage was placed into the bylines as a thank you to the City of Stafford for providing outdoor lighting at the football practice field. This was to ensure that the league was “predominantly Stafford” kids, and not intended as a guaranteed number. After the
2013 registration, the Cobra’s only reached 65%. If it weren’t for City Council agreeing to pay the facility usage fee, ($5,760) the Cobra’s would have had to go back to the parents and ask for more money or move the home field to a different area. Councilman Cecil Willis feels “strongly about supporting Stafford youth programs” and wants to start the dialogue to assist financially. “It’s time to have one set of requirements for everyone” in each of Stafford’s leagues and “after Stafford kids are taken care of, other area kids are welcome.” Councilman Willis mentioned “8 basic criteria” that have been
identified, and over the next few months, will “help create a new agreement for the leagues.” Mayor Scarcella spoke optimistically about assisting the youth groups. “I’m here to encourage opportunity for Stafford children.” Felecia Evans-Smith suggested that the percentage be lowered to 60/40 and said, “At the end of the day, this should be a wash” between SMSD and the city. She has gone on record before to say that the Joint Facilities Agreement drawn up between the City and SMSD “should benefit each other.” During the public hearing, Jacqueline Jean-Baptiste
asked that the count of eligible players include Stafford LOE’s (Limited Open Enrollment) and kids of teachers andcity employees. John Collins, President of SYBA, said they did not make the 70% mark either. “Over the years, registration has dwindled since Missouri City and Sienna have opened up.” School Board Trustee, Ettienne Zak, spoke as a parent, not as a board member, and thanked Council for “Stepping up to help the Cobra’s last fall.” No motion was made on the agenda item, though discussions are expected to continue at the Stafford Joint Budget meetings.
Meadows Place hosts Water-Reuse program and tour Meadows Place welcomed the Southeast Branch of the Texas Public Works Association (TWPA) to their city and rolled out the red carpet for this group of men and women who keep our cities operating. After the Board Meeting, President Andy Phillips and Jason Kirby of WC&ID #2, welcomed Mayor Charles Jessup and Meadows Place Director of Public Works, Dan McGraw to step up and present their program “No Community is Too Small to Realize Great Benefits from Water Reuse”. There to hear the program and take the tour were over 50 TPWA members from several Ft. Bend cities, as well as representatives from Houston, Pearland, the Woodlands, several engineering firms and manufacturers like Alpha LavalAshbrook Simon Hartley.
Meadows Place has been recognized for the effectiveness of their water re-use project and has already presented its program for small cities at the 28th National Water ReUse Conference in Denver, the Association of Water Board Directors in Dallas and will be presenting at the TWPA State Conference in
Galveston this summer. “There are a lot more small cities in Texas than big ones” said Mayor Charles Jessup. “That, coupled with the success of our project is why there is so much interest in what Meadows Place has accomplished.” Public Works Director, Dan McGraw added “We have had well over a hundred people
from cities and water districts around Texas, the U.S., Canada, Mexico and even Sweden and Norway come tour our facilities. It is a great opportunity to show them what we have done, how we did it and share ideas about water re-use, which as we all know, will be more and more important to meet the water needs of the future.”
Dulles High School’s Shashank Vura earns a perfect SAT score Good study habits, determination and preparation have paid off well for Dulles High School junior, Shashank Vura. After his first attempt on the SAT Test, Vura earned a perfect score of 2400 after
a Republican, is listed among three candidates for the Primary Amber C. Paaso, a Democrat, is Election. Dawn Zell Wright, a running for State Rep Dist. 26 in Republican from Richmond, is the primary, the position held by challenging Healey. Wilvin J. Miller, a Republican, which will Carter, Democrat from Missouri also be determined in November. City is going after a place on the Zerwas, who is a Republican, ballot in November and will run is listed on the candidate filing against the Republican winner of without a Republican opponent. the primary. For Judge of the 268th District, Republican incumbent, two Republicans, incumbent County Judge Robert E. “Bob” Judge Brady G. Elliott and Roxie Hebert, who had previously Roll of Stafford are seeking a announced his intention to run win in March to make a final run for reelection, formally filed for office in the fall. Fort Bend for the Primary Election as did County District Attorney John James F. Pirtle, a Democrat from Healey, the incumbent who is Missouri City seeking a win in ELECTION, continued from page 1
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Richmond along with Democrat Karen J. Mendoza of Rosenberg seeking a place on the November ballot. In the primary, Democrat and incumbent JP for Princinct 2 Joel C. Clouser, Sr. of Missouri City is running against Tanisha Green, a Democrat residing in Houston. JP Precincts 3 and 4 list Republicans Ken Cannata of Richmond and Jim Richard of Sugar Land, respectively without opponents for those local offices. For the early voting schedule for the Primary Election, see this story on fortbendstar. com or the Fort Bend County website.
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is normal” due to the lack of oxygen when the temperature of the water drops rapidly. He also There’s speculation about what said that last Wednesday he was brought on the fate of the large, 12- at Falcon Point golf course “and 14 inch dead fish. “Bass,” is what they had lots of them (dead fish).” a resident who lives next to the The city is cleaning them up, said lake said they were. Another one Mayor Owen noting that this may surmised, “had to be a heavy dose happen again this week “with what of chemicals” on the golf greens I see in the weather prediction.” that the recent heavy rains drained Recent reports about dead fish into the lakes. in another part of the country But on Tuesday morning a indicate that about 100,000 trout, homeowner from Lake Olympia bass and catfish ended up dead said his wife spotted about 50 in a marina in Nevada caused by dead fish in that neighborhood’s a dramatic drop in the water’s lake when she was out feeding oxygen content triggered by a the ducks with her son two weeks cold surge, according to state and ago, there may be something else wildlife officials there. going on. Relating to chemicals on the Mayor Allen Owen said, “This greens, Mayor Owen said “the DEAD FISH, continued from page 1
chemicals we use in any way on the golf course are safe.” They have to be due to wildlife, pets, and people, he adds and that it is “no different than what people use at their own homes.” What particularly concerned at least one resident reporting the dead fish is that there was no information from the city about the nature of the situation and its response to the problem. General Manager of the golf course Tyson Stittleburg told the "Star" on Tuesday morning that he initially received calls about the dead fish last Thursday afternoon “from a couple of homeowners” and the Quail Valley Fund, and he said he confirmed that there were dead fish the following morning, no
dead ducks. “We’re working to get the fish cleaned up and to find out what the next best steps are to determine the cause,” he said. At press time, the local area Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s response relating to the oxygen level drop in the cold waters as the cause of the fish kill is still pending. About two years ago, when the Quail Valley lakes were drying up due to a statewide drought, residents from the neighborhood expressed their concerns to the city and took action along the lines of working towards setting up a water well to supplement a lake’s water supply. Many fish deprived of water died back then causing a stink in more ways than one.
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The new truck will be housed in Fire Station #2 and will provide back-up service to areas along the Texas Parkway. The truck that is currently housed in Fire Station #2 will be moved to Fire Station #3. The City of Missouri City was able to buy the new fire truck using a program through the Houston-Galveston Area Council which enabled them to bypass the typical bid process. The City will trade-in a 1988-era truck and will make payments during the build out process which helps to reduce the total cost. And for the police department... The Missouri City Police Department will be getting 53 new handheld radio devices and 7 consolettes for the 911 dispatch center. The $307,930 purchase was made through a law enforcement grant from the Department of Homeland Security. There was no cost to the City of Missouri City for the new items. The Urban Area Security Initiative grant program is designed to address potential and real-time challenges in response to acts of terrorism and other hazards. The new radios are the
final step in the transition to a mandated digital radio system that began in 2010. Public safety improvements The Missouri City Police Department asked the City Council in December to go even further in protecting children from convicted sex offenders. State law mandates that, as a condition for probation, a judge can restrict convicted sex offenders from living within 1,000 of a Child Safety Zone. Child Safety Zones include daycare centers, parks, playgrounds, youth centers, public swimming pools and video arcades. Interim Police Chief, Mike Berezin, asked the city council to increase that distance to 2,000 feet. Other cities that have the 2,000 foot distance requirement are Friendswood, Galveston, League City, Meadows Place and Seabrook. Texas City and Sugar Land have implemented 2,500 feet. "This will give us more oomph, if you will, to deal with sex offenders who have been convicted of certain offenses against children", said Berezin. Inter-local Fire Agreement The city will get over $145,000 in Fiscal Year 2014 as part of the inter-local agreement for fire services
with Fort Bend County. The agreement stipulates that Missouri City fire crews will respond to emergencies in the unincorporated areas surrounding the city. The county
has agreed to pay a fee based on the number of calls responded to in the previous year. In Fiscal Year 2013, Missouri City received over $142,000 from the county.
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Freese & Nichols will speak on the Comprehensive Development Plan the City recently approved. Please attend and make your voice heard. Upcoming Elections This May, citizens of Stafford will have the opportunity to vote, or run, for two area elections. Three positions are available on City Council: Councilmembers Cecil Willis, Ken Mathew, and Robert Sorbet’s seats are up for re-election. Two positions on
the SMSD Board of Trustees are available: Trustees Cindy Hoelshcer and Rodney Butler. At this time, there is no official word on who is seeking another term in office. All positions are at-large and the individuals running are elected based on the majority of votes. The first day to file to be on the ballot for both boards is Wednesday, January 29, and the last day to file is Friday, February 28. Early voting begins Monday, April 28, and the general election will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. “With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award demonstrates Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care and addressing the important element of time,” said James Ling, M.D., Medical Director of the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Stroke Program. “We will continue with our focus on providing care that has been shown in the scientific literature to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols,” said Maria Socci, Manager, Stroke Program. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has developed
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a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. This includes always being equipped to provide brain imaging scans, having neurologists available to conduct patient evaluations and using clot-busting medications when appropriate. To receive the award, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital achieved an 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with 6 of 10 Get With The GuidelinesStroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the
lives of stroke patients. In addition to the Get With The Guideline-Stroke award, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has also been recognized as a recipient of the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll, for improving stroke care. Over the past quarter, at least 50 percent of the hospital’s eligible ischemic stroke patients have received tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital (known as ‘door-to-needle’ time). A thrombolytic, or clot-busting agent, tPA is the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the urgent treatment of ischemic stroke. If given intravenously in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reverse the effects of stroke and reduce permanent disability. For a physician referral, please call Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s physician referral line 281.274.7500, or visit houstonmethodist.org/sugarland.
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Community invited to “Freedom from Bullying” event January 23 Fort Bend ISD will join Sugar Creek Baptist Church in hosting a “Freedom from Bullying” community-wide event on Thursday, January 23, at 7:00 pm, at Sugar Creek Baptist Church,13223 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. Sponsored by The Protectors Alliance of Fort Bend Communities (PAFBC), the event will feature guest speaker, Paul Coughlin, Founder and President of The Protectors, who is also a FoxNews contributor, analyst, former newspaper editor and reporter, and expert
The Rotary Club of Oyster Creek to celebrate their 35th Anniversary
The Rotary Club of Oyster Creek will be celebrating 35 years in service to the community on January 31, from 11:45am to 1pm, at the City Centre at Quail Valley(Quail Valley Golf Club). This will also be an event to network and find out more about Rotary. It will be a luncheon buffet and an RSVP is required to attend. Come , enjoy a time of reunion with old friends, meeting new people and seeing what the Oyster Creek Rotary Club is all about. For more information/ RSVP please contact Mary Ann Hibbeler- 713-724-3559 or Shown are Kate Simpson, American Stroke Association; Dr. Eddie Patton, Cindy Fauvelle 713-829-0550, Jr., Neurologist; Dr. James Ling, Medical Director of the Stroke Program; firstname.lastname@example.org. Maria Socci, Stroke Program Manager; Dr. Larry Tran, Neurologist; Dr. M. Faisal Khan, Neurologist.
witness regarding bullying. This free event is open to the public, including all parents, teachers and community leaders. If you want to learn how to stand up against bullying, please plan to attend this worthwhile event. The Protectors Alliance of Fort Bend Communities works
with public schools and private religious organizations to diminish bullying. The Alliance is formed of local business and community leaders, civic organizations, faith based organizations, the Sugar Land Skeeters, and Fort Bend ISD Student Support Services.
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FUQUA Connie Peal Fuqua a long time resident of Sugar Land, Texas passed away Monday, January 13 at her home with her loving husband and children by her side after her hard fought battle with Cancer at the young age of 67. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on November 12, 1946, to the late William Ralph Peal and Betty Jo Carter Peal. Connie had a nurturing, selfless spirit with an inspiring ability to open her heart and home to those in need. Connie graduated from Woodlawn High School in Shreveport. Among the numerous employments and places she gave of herself she was most proud of her time volunteering at the Child Advocates of Fort Bend doing what she loved. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Steve Fuqua, stepmother Martha Cloyd
Peal, sons David, Brad, and John Fuqua, daughtersin-law Angie Fuqua and Sherri Fuqua, brother Gary Peal, sisters Brenda Jones and Susan Sumner, brothers-in-law Don & Ken Fuqua, Mike Sumner and Don Metcalf, sistersin-law Linda Metcalf and Kelly Peal, grandchildren Alden, Maren, Stephen, Kate, Veronica, and DJ Fuqua, and great grandchild Hannah, along with numerous nieces and nephew. A memorial service celebrating her life is scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd, at 3:00PM at Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, 2655 S. Mason RD., Katy, TX 77450, where she was a faithful and serving member. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her honor may be made to Child Advocates of Fort Bend, 5403 Avenue N, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 281-344-5100, www.cafb.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 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit will reap eternal life. —Galatians 6:7-8
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. Elise Hoffman Brinkley (Ima Elise Gay), former Nurse Educator/Director, died Thursday, January 16, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s complicated by a recent fall. She is survived by her daughter in Sugar Land, Dr. Mazie Hoffman Leftwich and husband Brent, and daughter Dr. Rosilyn Hoffman Overton and husband Mardiros Hatsakorzian of New York, along with grandchildren Cinnamon Peschel Fuentes and husband Adrian, Barkley Peschel and wife Jill, Lori Leftwich, and Amy Leftwich Benson and husband Captain James Benson, all of Sugar Land; grandson Adam Overton and wife Christin of Seattle, Washington, and grandson Aaron Overton of Baltimore, Maryland. Great grandchildren include Caden, Gracie and Bella Peschel, Skylar and Satine Fuentes, Logan Benson, Nathan and Allyssa Overton, and Elizabeth, Courtney, and Gregory Overton. There are numerous nieces and nephew survivors as well. She was born in Barry, Texas, March 10, 1922, and is preceded in death by her parents, James Edward and Laura Jack Foster Gay of Barry, Texas, her first husband, Billy C. Hoffman of Richmond and second husband, Roger B. Brinkley of Meadows Place, Texas, along with brothers and sisters who had lived in Arizona and the Dallas/Corsicana area: Kenneth Gay, Celeste Gay, Christine Butler, Mae Lyons, Kate Lewis, Francis Moore and Jimmy Dale Gay. She leaves behind a very dear friend and her loving caregiver for the past 5 years, Ms. Pat Standard, LVN, of Meadows Place, Texas. Dr. Brinkley was a beloved Mother, Grandmother and GreatGrandmother who was always kind and loving, was filled with a Christian faith that she livedout daily, and gave of herself selflessly throughout her entire life. She was also a brilliant and successful woman who accomplished much throughout her entire life. As a high school student she excelled academically but also was the Captain of the Basketball team, winning County then State honors and was selected to the All-Star Team; additionally
being named All-State Guard and All-Staff Forward both her Junior and Senior year. The team called her ‘legs’ as she was their tallest member. She went on into her early adulthood to work tirelessly in a plant building airplanes in the World War II efforts, and was the proverbial ‘Rosie the Riveter’. Following a near-fatal auto accident in 1943, she beat all the odds and her doctor’s prognosis by surviving, learning to walk again, and eventually giving birth to a second child. This strongwill and determination continued to propel her forward as she first became a LVN (nurse), then earned her RN from Hermann Hospital in Houston and ran the Operating and ER at Polly Ryan Hospital in Richmond. Eventually she returned to the academic world to earn a BS and MS in Nursing, a BA in Psychology and a MEd in Guidance and Counseling; and finally her EdD - Doctorate of Education from Nova University. She was the Director of the LVN School of Nursing at Polly Ryan Hospital for many years prior to it becoming a part of WCJC. She went on to become the Director of the ADN School of Nursing at Alvin Community College, for 20 years, where students and instructors loved her dearly for her exceptional skills of teaching and her great kindnesses. After retiring from nursing, she became a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and a BCIA (Biofeedback Therapist Certified / Institute of American). During this second career she worked with her daughter, Dr. Mazie Leftwich, in her Counseling Clinic in Richmond and then
went on to be Director of the Biofeedback Clinic at Orchard Creek Hospital in Rosenberg until her second and final retirement. Professional Associations and Honors include: Texas and American Nurses Association; National League for Nursing; Deans and Directors of Nursing Schools of Texas; Who’s Who in American Professional Organizations; Who’s Who in American Women; International Who’s Who in Education; American Institute of Biofeedback and the Fort Bend Health Council, as well as many, many others. Her Community and Civic involvement includes: Texas Honorary Life Member National PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) and President, Texas PTA; she was very active during the Mothers March on Polio from 1938 – the mid-60s that eventually irradiated the disease’; District President and Grand Nobel, Rebekah Lodge (Rosenberg); had leadership roles in the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Salvation Army; was a Girl Scout and 4-H Leader, Band and Choir Booster President – Lamar CISD; and longtime Bible Student and Sunday School teacher. She was an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Richmond, for over 50 years, and for the past 25 years has been an active member of Sugar Land United Methodist Church and a Sunday School teacher of the Fellowship Class. Dr. Brinkley was truly an amazing women; she will be missed by her family although they are rejoicing in her resurrection, knowing she is with all her family in heaven, and is free from pain and the horrible disease of Alzheimer’s. The Memorial Service was held Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 11:00 am at Sugar Land United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Houston and Southeast Texas – Research; or to the Funeral Guild at Sugar Land United Methodist Church. Friends and Family are invited to join the celebration of Elise’s wonderful life.
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D SOL OXFORD / COMMONWEALTH – Beautiful Cul-de-Sac Perry Home w/Sparkling Pool & No Back Neighbors! Fabulous(Summer 2013)Renovations Include: Kitchen w/Granite Countertops, SS Appliances & Recessed Lighting, 2’’ Blinds, Inter. Paint, Carpet, Light fixtures, Master Bath has granite & updated Frameless glass shower, Secondary bath has granite & tile flrs. Roof 4 yrs old. New(2013)Upstairs A/C & Heater. Pool Resurfaced & concrete decking around pool(2013). Double Paned Windows. Hardi-siding. Sprk.sys. Hurry Don’t Miss This One! $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4027BS)
SWEETWATER – Gorgeous 1 Story Sweetwater Golf Course Home! Exquisitely designed, very well built. Harrington builder, built (& lived in) this home for himself. Over $200,000 in updates/upgrades! Kitchen features Granite countertops, SS appliances & walk-in pantry. Beautiful Hardwood floors in all formals & kitchen. Also features Plantation Shutters, Double Crown Molding, Study w/Built-Ins & much more! Oversized back yard patio w/covered deck overlooking a breath-taking golf course view of ‘’rolling hills’’! $489,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM52GL)
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CEDAR SPRINGS • The Bella Plan is our largest home w/stone accents & brick elevation. This home includes a spacious dining room, open family room, kitchen w/ breakfast bar, granite countertops, maple cabinets, & ceramic tile flooring. Great family home w/5 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths, & huge game room up. Master bedroom located on first floor. Gated community, Easy access to Beltway 8 & Hwy 59. Close to Bellaire Asian Business District. Convenient to Eldridge Energy Corridor & Westchase District.. $209,950 (8834WI)
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CRESCENTS ON THE GREEN - If you want it all, here it is! Really too many features to list, must see! Custom built in gated area of First Colony on SWCC golf course. Gorgeous views and custom features. Practice on your own golf green and relax on your covered lanai. MLS# 37085143 $675,000. (33FH)
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Perfect score for SMSD Food & Nutrition Audit Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce to host By Karen Daniels
SMSD School Board of Trustees held their first meeting of the calendar year last Monday, January 15, delivering very good news. The Child Nutrition Department at SMSD was recently audited by the Texas Department of Agriculture and received a perfect score. The assessment took two days, covered 127 indicators, ensuring that schools are serving healthy, balanced meals and adhering to state guidelines. The audit was conducted in two areas: Critical and General. Critical Areas are broken down into Performance Standards involving; counting, claiming, eligibility, certification, benefits issuance, meal components, and menu items.
The General Areas encompass state and federal requirements. State Compliance Monitor, David Trinidad, noted in his report that, “Food service staff encouraged students to make balanced meal selections and that the Child Nutrition Director, Administrative Staff and Kitchen Management Staff were well prepared, showed knowledge regarding the National School Lunch Program and showed professional conduct throughout the monitoring process.” Superintendant Dr. Lance Hindt shared that he had been told by Mr. Trinidad that ‘in the 10 years he’s been doing this, he has never given a perfect score.” On average, Mr. Trinidad conducts 40 audits per year, making this is a notable accomplishment. “Perfect seems to be a
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Chairman’s Gala at Safari Texas Ranch The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Chairman’s Gala 2014 CHAIRMAN’S GALA 2014 is set for Friday, January 31, at Safari Texas Ranch. In the words of incoming Chairman Glenn Smith, “The Gala gives members a chance to meet in a festive setting, putting aside business issues and simply enjoying one another’s company.” The night will unfold with a complimentary cocktail reception starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and brief awards. The celebration continues as guests enter the spaced-out “Jupiter Lounge” experiencing the extraordinary sounds of Fried Ice Cream Band. Reserve your table now to enjoy this astonishing evening! Sponsorship opportunities include Mission Control Sponsor
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FBISD revises bus transportation for Stretch yourself to health at Yoga Mix Studio karate, in Yoga. She contacted as your spine is flexible. Deborah Douglas began her Gifted & Talented Academy students journey her original instructor, Lex Deborah is also available on the path of Yoga Administrative leaders at Fort Bend ISD recently announced a revised bus transportation plan for all GT Academy and high school Academy students that benefits students and saves the district approximately $1 million dollars annually. Administrative leaders held a meeting with parents of Academy
students in December to gather input for the revised plan. In addition to reducing costs, the new plan results in later morning departures and less time spent on the bus for Academy students, and provides administrators with better planning and predictability of routes. Beginning with the 2014-2015
Smoke shop robbed again a Hispanic male, about 5'8" and weighing about 200 pounds. The High Dreamz smoke He had brown hair, a chubby shop has been robbed so many face and was wearing a gray times they might as well put hoodie style jacket, gray pants, in a revolving front door. black tennis shoes and a red and Fort Bend Crime Stoppers black baseball cap. An early has issued a Special Crime 20’s Hispanic female is believed Alert for the most recent duo to to be the getaway driver. have robbed the High Dreamz The group fled in a smoke shop in the 9900 block of 2000’s model gold or silver State Highway 6 between Old Mercury Grand Marquis. Richmond Road and Bissonnet in Fort Bend County Crimes far northeast Fort Bend County. Stoppers, Inc. will pay up to The most recent robbery occurred $5,000 for information leading to at about 9:15 on Thursday the arrest and conviction of the evening January 16, 2014. suspects involved in the robbery According to Sheriff’s of a smoke shop in Highway 6. spokesman Bob Haenel, “Store Anyone with information on this personnel said two men, one of case is asked to call Fort Bend whom had a handgun, walked Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS. into the shop and demanded cash.” With cash in hand, they looted cigarillos from the counter display case and left the store. Haenel said the gun toting suspect was described as a Hispanic male, about 6', and weighing about 170 pounds. He had brown hair and a full beard. He was wearing a red and gray jacket, light gray pants, white tennis shoes and a red and gray baseball cap. His associate/co-conspirator and look-out was described as Suspects By LeaAnne Klentzman
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school year, all Academy bus stops will be located at a Fort Bend ISD elementary school near the Academy students’ homes. Academy bus stop times will be before and after elementary arrival and dismissal times. Also under the revised plan, afternoon high school Academy bus routes will depart approximately 45 minutes after regular dismissal time. This will allow the high school Academy students to attend tutorials and other activities, while after-school traffic clears at elementary schools. Academy parents will have the opportunity to choose an elementary school location during the registration process. Parents and students will, however, be responsible for their own transportation to and from the bus stop each morning and afternoon. Finalized routes and times will be established and communicated in early August. For more information, visit the Academy webpage at www.fortbendisd.com.
Home invasion in Falcon Landing By LeaAnne Klentzman
The residents of a home in the 23500 block of Tayman Park Lane in the Falcon Landing subdivision got a jarring wake up early Thursday morning. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, at 3:52 Thursday morning January 16, deputies were called to the home after a reported home invasion robbery. Haenel said the intruders were described as four black males wearing mostly darkcolored clothing wielding hand guns and a rifle as they crashed in to the home. Haenel said the responding deputies set up a perimeter, searched the area but were not successful in finding the intruders. Haenel said, “An undetermined amount of cash was taken during the incident.” At press time more questions than answers linger around this incident. Haenel said the case remains under investigation. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000.
Sugar Land's second Land Use Forum - Attracting Employers to Sugar Land - is scheduled for Jan. 29, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard Drive. The session will focus on the benefits of employment options in Sugar Land and community factors considered by companies when considering relocations. Speakers will include Morris Architects Vice President and Director of Planning Christof Spieler, Planned Community Developers, Ltd. President Les Newton, Planned Community Developers, Ltd. Executive Vice President Don Janssen and City of Sugar Land Director of Economic Development Regina Morales. The presentations and panel discussion will highlight areas important to the near- and longterm success of Sugar Land and will include community roundtable discussions and opportunities for the public to provide input.
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in 1974 under the tutelage of Lex Gillan, founder of The Yoga Institute. At a young age, she felt the desire and pull to help others better themselves through exercise, stretching and meditation. She continued her yoga practice daily on her own and with other instructors, John Coons & Mary Blanchard to name a few. And over the years went to numerous retreats and workshops. Also in 1974, she began her training in an Okinawan style of Karate called Shorin Ryu. As these two paths intertwined and she began to teach karate, she incorporated a lot of the Yoga stretches and positions into her karate warm ups. She went on to achieve the title of Renshi (6th degree black belt) and became a direct student of Shurgoro Nakazato of the Shorin Ryu Shorin Kan in Naha, Okinawa. After 30 years of training and teaching, she retired in 2007 but her desire to teach and help others never diminished. In the Summer of 2012, she decided to pursue her desire to continue to teach but not in
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The Land Use Forum is a six-part speaker 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 unable to 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 guest speakers, visit www. sugarlandtx.gov/landuseplan, email longrangeplanning@ sugarlandtx.gov or send questions via Facebook or Twitter at #SLlanduse.
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SL AARP Chapter 4075 to meet Sugar Land AARP Chapter 4075 will meet Wed., Jan. 22, 1 p.m., T.E.Harmon Center, 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land.The program will include working artist Denise Greenwood Loveless. Don’t forget to bring can goods for food pantry donations. For more information, call 281-980-2491.
JANUARY 24, & 25
Austin HS Wizard of Oz Austin High School’s Fine Arts Department to present Wizard of Oz, Jan. 17, 18, 24, 25 at Stephen F. Austin Playhouse, 3434 Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land. Tickets in advance – $10 for adults and $6 for students.Tickets at the door will be $12 for adults and $8 for students. For more information call 281-634-2071.
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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.
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.
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Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care 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: email@example.com.
MONDAY, JANUARY 27
Brightwater Garden Club meeting The Brightwater Garden Club will have its January meeting at 6:30 pm on Monday, January 27, Brightwater Clubhouse, 2410 Brightwater Drive, in Missouri City. Janice Scanlan will share her dedication, knowledge and love of birds that live and/or migrate through Missouri City in her talk: Attracting Birds to Your Garden. For more information, call Betty Grant at 281-261-5913 or Diane Giltner at 281-499-0695.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28
Katy Bar Assoc, to meet Area attorneys are invited to the January 28, lunch meeting of the Katy Bar Association at 11:30 A.M. at Willowfork Country Club, 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. Be informed about trying insurance coverage cases. Guest speaker is Ronald E. Tigner of the Houston Office of Cozen O’Connor on “How to try an Insurance Coverage Case”.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Fort Bend Chamber to host Infrastructure Breakfast with Commissioner Andy Meyers The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hosts an Infrastructure Breakfast with Commissioner Andy Meyers. Come to hear Commissioner Meyers give an update on Fort Bend County and Precinct 3. The breakfast will be held at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, January 23 from 7:30 am – 9:00 am. Andy Meyers was elected Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 3 in 1996, re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. Commissioner Meyers holds BS and MBA Degrees from LSU and is a licensed CPA and Real Estate Broker and held Securities Dealers licenses. Commissioner Meyers is focused on efficient and effective use of taxpayers’ dollars. The Fort Bend Chamber
of Commerce Infrastructure Planning Division continues to educate and advocate for transportation, infrastructure and development programs throughout the region. Acknowledging that a strong infrastructure is a prerequisite for cities and communities to thrive. Details of upcoming seminars can be found at HYPERLINK "http://www. FortBendChamber.com" www. FortBendChamber.com. Individual Member Reservation available for $25 - Non-Member Reservation available for $35 – At the door for $40. Register today at HYPERLINK "http://www. FortBendChamber.com"www. FortBendChamber.com or contact David Crowl at 281491-2497 or HYPERLINK "mailto:David@fortbendcc. org" David@fortbendcc.org.
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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. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental
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Fridays in January Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, January 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.
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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 email@example.com. Registration now open Sienna Panthers Lacrosse Registration for Spring Season (2014) is now open. Accepting boys from 1st grade to 12th grade! For more information and to register online, go to fbpantherslax.org.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 24
Free answers to legal questions Fort Bend Lawyers Care offer this free advice Friday, January 10 & January 24, 10 a.m. – noon. Available only to low income residents of Fort Bend. Call to qualify at Legal Line 281-239-0015. 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.
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Fort Bend Cares “9th Annual Road Trip to the Winter Games” Fundraiser to be held February 1 CompoundOne along with Santrol (A Fairmount Minerals Company) will be presenting sponsors for this year’s Ninth Annual Fort Bend Cares “Road Trip to the Winter Games Dinner Dance Fundraiser” Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Fluor Daniel in Sugar Land from 6:30-10:30. The dinner party event is a “Winter Games” themed evening and will kick off the spirit of the actual 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia that begin one week later. Guests are invited to wear their favorite Olympic athlete’s jersey or “Jeans N’ Jewels Attire” and are sure to delight in the spirit of the Winter Games without leaving Ft. Bend County. A delectable array of food from 12 of Ft. Bend County’s finest restaurants will be offered while guests enjoy dancing and witness a dazzling variety of international events, Olympic-themed games and a performance by Russian Dancer,
Oksana Chernyuk of the Sunrise International Dance Company. Honorary Chairs this year are Bob and Carole Brown while Jake Messinger will provide a lively evening as emcee. Winter Games Auctioneer Judge Jim Richard will be welcoming bids on always popular live auction items such as hunting and fishing trips, enticing getaway vacations to Breckenridge as well as Gulf Harbors, Florida and a NASCAR Driving Experience including a four night stay with round-trip airfare for two. Sponsorships are available at the following levels: $15,000, $7,500, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500. Individual tickets cost $75 and are $85 at the door. Funds raised from the evening allow Fort Bend Cares to support more than 26 organizations in Ft. Bend County that serve disadvantaged children and youth. Fort Bend Cares has granted more than one million
University of Houston Sugar Land, 14004 Southwest Freeway. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the job fair, which is free and open to the public, will provide access to Employers hiring employers including ALDI Stores, Frito Lay, Kroger in Fort Bend Stores, Fort Bend County, Job Fair this Silver Eagle Distributors Saturday, Jan. 25 and Biotics Research The Central Fort Bend Corporation. Chamber will host a job fair Qualified candidates will on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the undergo on-site interviews.
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Skeeters 2nd Annual Hot Stove Banquet comes to Constellation Field January 30
On Thursday, January 30, the Sugar Land Skeeters will hold the Second Annual Skeeters Hot Stove Banquet from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Insperity Club at Constellation Field, sponsored by Aztec and Any Occasion Party Rentals and Pamela Printing. The Skeeters’ 2013 Community Man of the Year Dominic Ramos and Astros minor league pitcher Ross Winter Games Dinner Party Seaton will join Skeeters Russian Dancer Oksana Chernyuk, Manager Gary Gaetti and the Artistic Director Sunrise legendary Jimmy Wynn for the 2014 baseball panel, led International Dance Company by sports broadcaster Brett Dolan. Ramos, an Austin-area dollars in the past 10 years native and former Texas State directly benefiting disadvantaged University standout, helped children in Ft. Bend County. Sugar Land to its first-ever For more information or Atlantic League playoff berth to become a sponsor visit last year while Seaton, a thirdwww.fortbendcares.org. round draft pick of the Astros
Phases: An exhibition by Lisa Peters Lisa Peters is a Houston native, with a Bachelor of Arts from University of Houston with a focus in ceramics and sculpture, and holds a teaching certification. She is a selftaught painter, who has learned though experimentation. Peters works are predominately acrylic, however she mixes in unconventional materials and mediums, such as lace, pigment powder, embroidery, and spray paint. “Each piece is a deeply
personal moment or experience in my life. I hope that anyone who views my work will experience something that affects them deeply as well.” Phases, Peter’s first solo exhibition, will be on view at Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery, 104 Industrial Blvd., Suite Q, Sugar Land, January 17 – January 26, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 18 from 6-9pm. Feel free to stop by and have a drink with the artist!
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in 2008 out of Houston’s Second Baptist School, split the 2013 season between Triple A Oklahoma City and Double A Corpus Christi. The organization will also recognize the annual introduction of the 16-member All-Greater Houston Preseason High School Baseball Team, as selected by the Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association. The HABCA has also named Cypress Ranch High School Head Baseball Coach John Pope
as the recipient of the 2014 Ray Knoblauch Coaching Award, presented by KPRC Local 2 Sports Director Randy McIlvoy. Individual tickets for the dinner may be purchased for $75. Tables of 10 are also available for the dinner, listed at $750. For more information on reserving tickets and tables for the Second Annual Skeeters Hot Stove Banquet, please call the Skeeters Ticket Office at 281.207.9136 or visit the Skeeters website at www.SugarLandSkeeters.com.
FBISD Athlete Nick Harvey plays in U.S. Army All-American Bowl Travis High School athlete, Nick Harvey, was one of the nation’s top 90 high school football players to be selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl (USAAAB), which took place January 4, at San Antonio’s Alamodome. The U.S. Army AllAmerican Bowl, also known as the East versus West showdown, celebrates the premier high school football game in the country. The game has helped launch the spectacular careers of Andrew Luck, C.J. Spiller, Percy Harvin, Jamaal Charles and many other college and National Football League (NFL) stars. A Texas A&M commit, Harvey played defensive back for the Army game’s winning West Team, and was noted as a “talented athlete whose
leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout.” Harvey is also rated as a Scout.com four-star prospect, the No. 5 safety prospect across the nation.
Shown (from left) are Travis High School Head Football Coach Randy Cunningham, athlete Nick Harvey, and his parents Lela and Phillip Harvey.
My Special Valentine
Tell your Valentine how special they are to you in the Star’s ‘Be My Valentine’ feature. Your Valentine will see their picture and Valentine greeting in the Fort Bend Star newspaper and on FortBendStar.com.
Your full color Valentine Greeting gives you an entry into the drawing for a local restaurant gift certificates.
Submit your valentine picture and greeting today either by mail, in person or online.
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1 block in this feature is $30 includes 1 photo and up to 20 words (1.75” wide X 3” high) Additional blocks may be purchased to increase the size of your message. Greeting copy, Maximum 20 words for 1 block plus 1 photo. Call 281-690-4200 for more details. Fill out form below and mail, bring in person or e-mail to have your Valentines Greeting in the Star special section.
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