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Decision to shift operations will cost jobs here and in Japan By Elsa Maxey Texas Instruments (TI), the iconic 45 year old company in Stafford along with another computer chip company in Japan will be closing. The one locally…by the end of the year. “Obviously this is a significant event,” said Stafford Mayor

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closure decision is “impacting people we care about and we are committed to the Houston area and will remain in Houston.” The spokesperson also said that the company is continually assessing its factories based on their effectiveness and the demand for products. Jodry said the cost to upgrade the facilities was greater than to move product production to other facilities within the TI operations. In Stafford, there are 1,000 TEXAS, continued on page 10

First sheriff candidate debate sees melt down during closing By LeaAnne Klentzman The first of many Republican Sheriff candidate’s forums has come and it ended with a bang. In closing the fireworks began. Candidate Craig Brady began the closing statements by saying that he was the most qualified to continue to lead the sheriff’s office. Then he went off on a tangent nastily calling out at a retired DPS Trooper, now Nehls employee, seated at the back of the room. He said something about …being a grinning opossum and then a couple of personal attacks. One of the moderators told him to stop, and he eventually went

back to his closing statements. Several local Republican women’s groups sponsored the forum for the four men who are vying for the top position on the Republican ticket in November of 2012. Those four candidates are, alphabetically, Craig Brady, John Minchew, Troy Nehls, and Billy Frank Teague. Before a packed house, the moderators told each candidate that the purpose of the event was for them to explain their platform and to tell the citizens what they could and would do for them; there was to be no sniping nor nasty exchanges. After drawing numbers for

placement, Billy Frank Teague began by telling the standing room only crowd that he was a tried, proven conservative with the experience and training to run the sheriff’s office. He said he had 45 years of law enforcement experience serving as a patrol officer in Arlington, Texas in the 1970’s then moving to Fort Bend County and working under Sheriffs Tiny Gaston and Ervin Hurta before accepting a position with Texas DPS in 1982. Teague retired from DPS, worked in private business for several years before getting SHIRIFF’S, continued on page 10

Affordable housing plan causes concern in Greatwood/Canyon Gate By Betsy Dolan A Dayton, Ohio developer has announced plans to build an affordable housing apartment complex near the Greatwood and Canyon Gate subdivisions, worrying residents and sending elected officials to fight the threat. "This is the third time they've tried to get this done", said Commissioner Richard Morrison, Precinct 1. "We defeated them twice before and I don't anticipate having any trouble doing the same this time around". Miller Valentine Residential Land, LLC has applied for tax credits in connection with the proposed 200-unit low income complex which would be located near the Buc-ees convenience store, west of Crabb River Road.

Morrison says Miller Valentine is pursuing the project despite the landowner, a Greatwood resident, repeatedly stating that he has no intention of selling. Chris Applequist of Miller Valentine says his group has decided not to pursue the project because of financial and utility issues. "These guys will do anything to get this deal done," Morrison said. "The last time around they formed a group called the Canyon Gate Homeowners Association and sent a letter to residents stating that Canyon Gate approved the project even though that wasn't true." Despite Morrison's assurances that the measure will fail for a third time, residents are

concerned about the impact the apartment complex would have on their quality of life. "I am concerned about the safety of the neighborhood and our children", said Tamara Greer, a Greatwood resident for almost 20 years. "I'm worried that this project could over burden the schools and cause even more traffic congestion on Crabb River Road." Morrison says the project will not be approved if they can show that the community does not support it. Local and state elected officials, Greater Fort Bend Economic Development, as well as, the Greatwood and Canyon Gate Homeowner's Associations have written letters opposing the plan.

Fort Bend Boys Choir to open for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo The Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas is excited to announce their Tour Choir was chosen to perform The National Anthem each evening of the 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! Their first performance is on Tuesday, February 28, and their last performance is on Sunday, March 18. "Being chosen to perform our National Anthem for the largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition in the world is a great honor and we are very excited to be a part of the festivities," says William R. Adams, Founder and Artistic Director. "We could not think of a better way to celebrate our organization's 30th anniversary performance season!"

You can learn more about the org. Upcoming events for their Fort Bend Boys Choir by visit- 30th anniversary season include ing their website at www.fbbctx. "Ooh La La – A France Gala," their annual gala dinner and auction on Saturday, March 3, at Safari Texas as well as their National Anthem performance for the Sugar Land Skeeters ball team on Friday, April 27, and their Spring Concert anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 12, at Grace Presbyterian Church. For more information about concert bookings, CD releases, auditions and performances, please call (281) 240-3800 or visit their website. You can also "like" their Facebook page to Derrick Cyprian, a Tour Choirboy get the latest updates and photos singing The National Anthem. about current events.

The Stafford High School Choir’s production, under the direction of Choir Director, Ladricca Price, is set to take the stage of the Stafford Centre, on Friday, February 3 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, February 4 @ 7:00pm. The production boasts a cast of over 100 talented kids (from Stafford Municipal School District’s Kindergarten through 12th Grades). The production is financially supported by the City of Stafford, the Stafford Choral Boosters Organization and the Stafford Municipal School District. Assisting Ms. Price is Jewell Handy (SMSD Theatre Arts Director) and Kenneth Epting as choreographer. Tickets to this popular and for-sure-to-besold-out show will be available through the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, at the ticket office 10am-4pm, calling 281-208-6900 or online: www.staffordcentre.com. Tickets range is $10 (General) $15 (Orchestra Reserved) $25 (Box Seats). More information by emailing: staffordchoir@gmail.com. Shown is part of the cast of "Grease" to be performed February 3 and February 4.

Fort Bend ISD Superintendent gets contract extension and bonus By Betsy Dolan Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Dr. Timothy Jenney will be with the district at least through 2016.  The district's Board of Trustees voted in favor of a one year contract extension, a $36,000 bonus and an increase in his communication allowance at their meeting January 9.  The school district would not comment specifically on the renewal but did issue a news release in which Board President Susan Hohnbaum cited

the need for consistent leadership in Fort Bend ISD. "Dr. Jenney fulfilled our expectations and accomplished all of the Board and Superintendent goals we set for this past year.  We are fortunate to have Dr. Jenney's experienced leadership and he is performing his job well". Fort Bend ISD says Dr. Jenney's contract, which includes a base salary of $260,339 plus bonuses and other compensa-

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Vandals hit Pecan Grove Country Club By LeaAnne Klentzman Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. has issued an Alert pledging to pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals who did thousands of dollars in damage to property and golf carts on County Club property. On Monday, Jan. 9, the day the heavens opened up and dumped inches and inches of rain across southeast Texas,

Not the dreaded highlighter! By LeaAnne Klentzman Remember the torrential rains? Flooded streets? Tornadoes? Well, if you CRIMINAL recall - that all OF THE WEEK hit about the time the FBISD buses were out driving your precious children to school. Not a bus was lost, not a child was injured and everyone got to school safe and sound. Good Job bus conductors! Thank you. Well, that’s not what they heard from their administrators. On that day, instead of thanking them for doing a great job, dodging tornados and getting all the kiddies to school - what did the

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Sugar Land Police arrest one, investigating another, in robberies By LeaAnne Klentzman On Sunday, January 15, shortly after 8pm., Sugar Land Police responded to a robbery at the Walgreens located at 17330 W Grand Parkway along State 99. According to Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph, employees told police that a man walked into the store and passed a note demanding prescription medication. That same note also indicated that the man was armed with a gun, according to Adolph. Although no gun was ever seen by employees, the pharmacist complied and the man left the store without further incident. The suspect was described by witnesses as a white male with

tion, is standard for superintendents in Texas. The district also says that Dr. Jenney voluntarily gave up $34,000 or half of his bonus, this past year. Yet some Fort Bend ISD educators, who would only talk to the "Fort Bend Star" provided they could remain anonymous, expressed their displeasure at the contract extension.  They say animosity toward Dr. Jenney has been building since massive layoffs started

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Me and the Chamber.....I was worried that no one could replace the retiring Louis Garvin as executive director (or chairman of the board or whatever they are calling themselves these days) of the Fort Bend Chamber. You see, Louis came along after a series of less than perfect chief executives. Don’t get me wrong. They weren’t really bad and Louis wasn’t perfect but he was a salesman and that is what the job takes. You have to sell people on

joining or sell volunteers on signing up new members, then you have to sell the new members on volunteering. It is sort of like a self-perpetuating torture chamber. You probably remember the nearly famous anti-drug ad which showed a addict taking cocaine to keep himself up and working hard, then the addict had to have cocaine to keep working to make enough money to buy cocaine. That’s sort of like chamber

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EVANGELINE KATHERINE IRVING (1926 – 2012) Vangie, as her friends affectionately called her, was called to spend eternity with her Lord on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born October 22, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. Vangie resided in Chicago for 61 years before spending her last eleven years in Sugar Land, Texas. Vangie’s passion in life was working with children and numerous charities. She leaves incredible memories in the hearts and minds of her children Harold (H), Katherine (Dee Dee), James (Beany), and Shawn; (2) Daughter-InLaws – Mychelle and Verneda; (10) Grandchildren - Angela, Crystal, Candice, Marques, Angelo, LaShante’, LaShayla, Jamal, Austin, and Erin; (6) Great Grandchildren, one niece and a

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The Willowridge Mighty Eagle Band, under the direction of Sybil James, received 1st Place honors in the Red Division at the 2012 All-American Battle of the Bands held on January 14 at W. W. Thorne Stadium in Aldine. Also, the Wings Dance Team and Willowridge Drum Majors both won 1st place in their respective divisions at this invitation-only event. The band received a trophy and a $1,000 prize.

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find out if you have any cancer left. Plus it takes me longer to go anywhere now. The Mary Kay lady has a key to my house and it takes me forever to get ready. It’s no telling what I am rubbing on my face. And you know lately I have a hard time opening things. Admittedly I’m not quite as strong as I used to be, but I think they are making things much stronger--ketchsup packs, cracker sleeves, you name it. I remember years ago that in the most dire circumstances we might get out a pair of scissors to open a package. The other day, I bought a new hair curling thing that was shrink wrapped in hard plastic. My scissors wouldn’t even cut it. I needed a Texas chain saw massacre to get into it. I can understand making medicine bottles harder to tamper but we are talking about a hair curler here folks.

On Saturday, Jan 21, the Stafford Lions Club, Sienna Missouri City Lions Club, along with 15 Yes Program volunteers from both Elkins High School and Hightower High School ignored the rainy weather to plant 70 trees. These trees will help sustain wildlife and prevent erosion at the entrance to Sta-Mo Park. The Missouri City Forrester, Paul Wierzbicki, was there to provide an understanding of the proper techniques to successfully plant a tree. We learned how to find the root flare, the area at the base of the tree where the main stem can be seen flaring out before it enters the ground. The most common mistake is burying a tree too deep. The root flare must be exposed above the mulch

for the best chance of the tree's survival. Many of the trees were named after planting, in hopes that each of the 14 varieties of trees will live a long life. The trees were donated by Apache Corp. "Volunteering is the best form of philanthropy, claims Wierzbicki, money spends quickly, but the lessons these Lion's members and school youth have an immediate effect in our city park and will carry on into future landscapes." If you would like to get involved in the FBISD high school Yes Program, contact your school counselor. If you would like to learn about or join a local Lions Club please go to: www. lionsclubs.org/

years on the chief deputy‘s contribution reports, Bev was right way back then. Those poor employees have had to give most, if not all of that money back, to the Chief’s campaign that is. 2012 will bring change in the sheriff’s office, but just what kind of change remains to be seen. However, if the fit throwing, verbal attacks, and the inability to follow rules at last week’s sheriff’s candidate forum in Sugar Land are any indication of how the chief deputy is going to campaign or act if elected, it is just plain ugly. Not to mention in poor taste. From what we are hearing from employees and those close to the sheriff’s office, this kind of behavior is just the tip of the iceberg. Go see for yourself and remember, he is carrying a gun and can take away your liberty, all over “grin’n like a opossum?” Really? The web address for the debate is: http://www.fortbendstar.com/ *Editors Note from Bev Carter: Back in 2009, interestingly enough, not the County Attorney, the District Attorney, nor any other official right here in BubbaLand had the nerve to call the sheriff on this “anonymous” donation. A sheriff and Both Lions Clubs would like to give a big thank you to all of the hard chief deputy, who coincidentally, working high school volunteers. had been letting a wealthy convicted felon have privileges at the jail since his daughter was re-arrested.

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Missouri City Ballet will be holding open auditions The Missouri City Ballet will be holding open auditions on Saturday, January 28 at Laeral Dance Academy, located at 6238 Hwy 6, Missouri City. Dancers must be at least 9 years old and have a minimum of 1 solid year of ballet training. Any student auditioning at level 2 or 3 is required to be taking level 2 or 3 training at their ballet school . Any dancer auditioning at level 4 must be taking level 4 classes at their ballet school. All MCB company mempublisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar. com. Follow Bev on Twitter. Search for BevsBurner.

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Fort Bend Lawyers CARE Fort Bend Lawyers CARE offers free legal aid to low-income Fort Bend County residents at Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, in the main hall, on January 28, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. This legal-aid clinic is open to qualified low-income residents of Fort Bend County with civil legal questions. Please call FBLC at 281 239 0015 to pre-qualify for this service. Empowering Males Delta Sigma Theta Suburban Houston Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter will host the Empowering Males to Build Opportunities even for young men ages 11-17 years of age. The topic will be Excelling in Schools and Developing Friendships. Saturday January 28, 11 a.m.-1p.m., the Missouri City Middle School, 202 Martin Lane, Missouri City.

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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 281-494-2600.

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Free answers to legal questions Fort Bend Lawyers Care will host this Friday, January 27, 10 a.m. to noon to qualify. An attorney will return call from 1-5 p.m. Legal Line is available to lowincome residents of Fort Bend County. Legal Line is for advice and counsel only. Please contact Fort Bend Lawyers CARE if you need more information at 281239-0015 or www.fortbendlawyerscare.org.

Guardianship & alternatives information session Brazos Bend Guardianship Services to host a session regarding guardianship & alternatives to guardianship Monday, January 30, Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, Sugar Land, in Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The Information session is designed for families who need information on obtaining legal guardianship of an incapacitated loved one. Alternatives to guardianship will also be discussed. An attorney will be present to answer any legal questions related to guardianship and alternatives to guardianship. RSVP to: Kirk Monroe at 281-207-2320 or by e-mail: kmonroe@ brazosbendguardianship.org.

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“Equipping Parent’s Seminar” Surprisingly, the most important occupation in the world doesn’t come with a manual. The job of parenting brings a variety of challenges to the hearts, minds and patience of millions of competent individuals every day. Begin the year by gaining a new perspective on the subject of parenting at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church’s “Equipping Parents Seminar,” to be held from 6:30 – 8 pm,, January 31, Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge. The focus will be Good Families Don’t Just Happen. This seminar is free and no registration is required. For more information contact Dena Lee, at dena.lee@sugarlandmethodist.org or 281-491-6041, or visit the church website at sugarlandmethodist.org.

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meeting Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 pm, First United Methodist Church of Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd. Jenalia Moreno is our guest speaker. For more information, go to cpqg.org. Become a Fort Bend ISD Mentor Fort Bend ISD is recruiting volunteer mentors to meet with students from all grade levels for 30 minutes to one hour each week. Interested individuals who have a desire to help students be successful are invited to attend a one hour training session on February 1, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Board Room at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd. For more information, call 281634-1112. Learn about diabetes health George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond, will host a five-part series on diabetes health and management. “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” will take place on Wednesday, February 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in Room 2B. People who are interested in attending are encouraged to attend all five sessions. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677. Intro computer classes Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. Classes begin Feb. 1. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Register by calling the library at 281-238-2900.

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Saturday with the Master Gardeners The general public and Master Gardeners are invited to participate in a “Hands-on Rose Pruning and Trimming Program.” Bring your pruners and gloves and learn how to care for your roses. Master Gardeners and Rose Rustlers will provide training. Rose Pruning training will be from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Park in front of the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. 281-341-7068 or www.fbmg.com for more information. Austin HS ProGrad garage sale Austin High School will host its 2012 ProGrad garage sale Saturday, February 4, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Parkway United Methodist Church, 5801 New Territory Blvd. Donations of items will be accepted on February 3, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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FBISD Junior Student Leadership Program Session focuses on Leadership in Community Volunteerism Members of Fort Bend ISD's Junior Student Leadership Program explored leadership in Community Volunteerism during the second session of the program. With visits to the CASA House, Project SMILE/Bethel Outreach Ministries and the Fort Bend Corps, students learned about the leadership roles that are needed to orchestrate the daily operations of providing services to children and families throughout our community. During their trip to the CASA House, the leadership class learned about the path of an abused or neglected child who enters the child welfare system, and the many services and programs that are available to children through CASA House and Child Advocates of Fort Bend. Ruthanne Mefford, Executive Director of Child Advocates of Fort Bend, and Metoyer Ellis, Program Director of CASA House, led the students in a roleplay activity that revealed roles of the various volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children. Mefford reminded students that more than likely they know someone who has received services from CASA House.

Following the CASA House tour, the leadership class traveled to Bethel Outreach Ministries to meet with Carolyn Tarver, Founder of Project SMILE and Becky Torres, Director of Mission Outreach. Tarver explained how Project SMILE originated following the loss of her son, Stan, and how the program works in conjunction with Bethel Outreach Ministries to provide gifts, food

items and educational services to thousands of children each year. Tarver also encouraged students to consider volunteering at the facility. The final trip of the day was to Fort Bend Corps to visit with Brandy Leonhardt, Fiscal and Program Director. Leonhardt shared with students the mission and vision of the organization and details regarding the various

programs offered to families that need assistance, such as Hearts & Hammers and Neighborhood Cleanup. “I think the students benefited tremendously from this session on volunteerism,” said Marilyn Glover, FBISD Board Vice President. “A lot of times, many children don't get the opportunity to travel outside of the area in which they live, which makes

them unaware of a lot of issues that are very prevalent in our community. This session gave students the opportunity to truly see the other side of how many people live and learn about many of the issues that people face.” Following their field trip, the leadership class took part in a Strengths Finder session, led by Yolanda Young, Coordinator in FBISD’s Organizational Development Department. Young’s role in the Junior Leadership Program is to help

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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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SUGAR CREEK – Charming home on quiet cul-de-sac. Kit w/granite cntrs, SS sink, dbl ovens. Hunter Douglas wood blinds. Crown molding in liv & din. Den w/picture frame walls, FP & built-in bookcases. Master bdrm w/sliding door to patio. Lushly landscaped backyard w/large trees & flowers w/ wonderful decked hot tub. Don’t Miss!! $255,000 Nancy Lefler 713-907-2742 (3110IN)

GREATWOOD – Well maintained Weekley on cul-de-sac. Original owners. Installed hardi plank trim, recent paint outside trim, new gutters. Marble entry w/study & formal living & dining crown molding, plantation wood shutters thru-out. Built-in shelving in study & bdrms 1 & 2. Built-in mini-mudrm in hallway, kitchen includes pot rack, Cherry cabinets, skylight. Patio w/outdoor gas grill and more! $209,500 Martha Urbanowicz 832-444-3037 (1711WT)

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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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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)

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First sheriff candidate debate sees melt down during closing for the sheriff‘s office since 1999, fiscal mismanagement, back into law enforcement as and personnel mismanagement. Nehls said as far back a division commander with as he could find (1999) in the the Richmond police departFBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, ment for several years until based on the statistics prohe retired late last year to run vided to the state and federal for Sheriff. Teague said he government by the sheriff’s had been married to his best office itself, there has never friend for 37 years, and they been more than a 5% burglary have five children and five solved rate in all that time. He grandchildren. Teague said what he brings to the Sheriff’s said what crime is occurring, is not getting solved. When Office is integrity, experiaddressing personnel mismanence, and the ability to lead. The next candidate to speak agement, he said he believed that having detectives availwas Craig Brady. He started able for more than day shift by telling those in attendance would increase the solve rate. that he believed that voter The final candidate to speak apathy is the problem in this was John Minchew. He said country. He went on to say contrary to the information his that he has 32 years of law enforcement experience across opponents are spreading, he does have a background in law all divisions at the sheriff’s enforcement. He said he began office. He said he was marhis law enforcement career in ried and has five children and Houston in 1978 then went two step-children. He said he back home to Florida in 1982 began his career in Palestine, where he went to work for Texas in 1978 then worked and eventually was appointed for Rosenberg police departchief of a Florida Railroad. In ment before moving to the 1992, after hurricane Andrew sheriff‘s office in late 1981. Brady said that he took wiped out their family home, they returned to Texas. exception with the use of Upon returning to Texas statistics that his opponent Minchew went to work for Troy Nehls has posted on and became an executive for billboards across the county. the Wackenhut Corporation The billboards indicate that and gained an extensive backthe sheriff’s office burglary ground in jail and prison manclearance rate is only 4%. agement and service. After he Brady said that is not true, left Wackenhut he and his wife although he acknowledged began their own security comthat since 2010 there were panies that they currently opercomputer errors, that the ate. Minchew said as a director clearance rate is actually 14.23%. He closed by quoting for the Pecan Grove MUD, he became aware of many Will Rogers, “There are lies, problems with the contract damned lies and statistics.” deputy program offered by the Next up was Troy Nehls. He said he had 19 years of law sheriff. He said his experience in owning and operating his enforcement experience and own businesses affords him had served the last 7 of those the opportunity to identify the years as constable of Fort Bend County Precinct 4. Nehls mismanagement of monies identified three reasons why he and personnel at the sheriff’s office. He said his platform is running for sheriff; an only is all business and service. 4% burglary clearance rate The first question from the floor was: How will you change the leadership team? Teague said the sheriff’s office has dedicated employees who need to be led by ethical for Fort Bend and moral standards. He said Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406 he has the integrity, leadership, service and vision to take the sheriff’s office because he knows and understands where it has been, where it is now, and where it needs to be. Brady said he would not change much. They would cooperate with other agencies more although they do a great job now, he said. He again said he would not change much claiming the current is the best in the state. Nehls said he wanted to be very clear that future employment is not at stake for those who work. When he talks about mismanagement, he is talking about the administration not the employees who want to work. He will help them by providing the employees with the tools to get the job done. Minchew said this business of terminations are out of the question. He said if he terminated everyone like the rumors floating around, there SHERIFF’S, continued from page 1

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robbery the suspect was wearing a white shirt with a hood, gray/ white backtrack shorts, white shoes and knee high socks. Adolph said no injuries were reported and investigators are actively working on the case. The second robbery that week occurred on the afternoon of January 17 shortly before 5 ip.m. In that incident Sugar Land police responded to a home in the 13400 block of Nantucket Drive after a 911 call. Adolph said the information in that case was that a woman was approached from behind, by a man who choked her and stole her cell phone before running away. The woman’s aunt witnessed the incident and followed the attacker in her car as he ran. The victim's aunt followed the man then contacted police to provide information on his location said Adolph. Olushaji Olademeji Bosun-Ojomo, 17, of Houston, was arrested and charged with robbery.

would be no one to work. He said he would run the sheriff’s office with the integrity that is the basis for the oath of office. He said his platform is about work and business. The second question was: When you take office, please identify two areas of concern. Brady identified his first concern as cooperation and communication with the public. He wants to institute an internet program with HOA’s. His second concern is that he wants to start a gang unit. He said Sheriff Wright, for some reason, never was interested. Nehls identified his two concerns as improving the crime solve rate and better fiscal management. He said there is one take home county car for every 5 employees at the sheriff ’s office. Minchew said he believes that it is imperative that he sheriff’s office have a mental health unit. He also identified problems with the dispatch center and believes that the current problems in management throughout the department will resolve themselves with a new sheriff and new ideas. Teague said he believed that fiscal responsibility and real management from the

top of the organization to the boots on the ground was the key to better serving the citizens of Fort Bend County. In his closing, Nehls said he was a big supporter of civil service and that the 23 promotions that had just been made at Christmas time were not in compliance with any kind of civil service. He said his statistics were not fuzzy math and they were developed on the numbers provided by the sheriff’s office. Minchew in closing said since numbers were such a hot topic he was not going to touch them. He outlined the qualifications for a sheriff in the State of Texas and said what makes him qualified is his ability to run a business which is what the sheriff’s office is...a 53 million dollar business. As Teague closed, he thanked everyone and reminded them he was the most experienced, and the most conservative. He committed that he would serve Fort Bend County with integrity, not bending the rules for anyone, no matter who they are. Integrity, service and leadership are his platform, and he vowed to never embarrass, disappoint, or sully the office of sheriff.

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employees that work with TI and about 500 from the local site at the manufacturing factory, which is already up for sale, according to Jodry, will be gone by the end of the year, when the facility will close. Some of the jobs will end in July and the majority by December. Jodry said there are 1,000 TI local employees, 500 factory employees and another 500 are part of the “digital signal processor arm of the business,” like engineers and designers. That part of the TI business will remain in the Houston area, she said. “Factory employees will be given an opportunity to apply for employment with other TI facilities,” said Jodry. TI has a total of 13 factories at the present time, 11 after the closures, and six of the sites, including the one in Stafford, are in Texas. The TI company in Stafford will take “a year to ramp down the factory,” will work closely with employees, said Jodry, “to provide assistance,” and there will be a retention bonus if employees stay until they are released. For those not relocated, in addition to extended pay and benefits such as medical insurance and place-

ment services, there will also be assistance for going back to school for those interested. “Our company wants to do right by these employees,” Jodry said. Mayor Scarcella said that about 15 years ago, TI comprised approximately 25 percent of the city’s economy and now, it stands at about one-tenth of that, about 2.5 percent. “Trailblazers” is what the mayor called the company in recognition of how it “brought development by the Southwest Freeway and opened Fort Bend County” on the 300-acre site he calls prime real estate. He noted that the city had seen the handwriting on the wall calling attention to the property’s assessed value of $120 million in 2007, which this year was $49 million “in round figures,” and he said “they made it know they were not going to expand nor do anything else other than operate.” Only 100 acres of the beautifully landscaped property is where TI’s operations were housed, said the Mayor Scarcella, and on the 200 acres along West Airport, where the fields are, it would be a prime location for many things. “We’re already getting calls,” he said, and “people are interested in buying that site.”

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affected in April of 2011. "Dana" says teacher morale in the district two years ago. is the lowest she's ever seen.  "Andy", a high school "People are looking over teacher, says the contract their shoulders, looking to extension doesn't surprise see who is around when they him because board members are talking.  But our job is are too scared to speak out to teach and when you don't against Dr. Jenney.  He says have confidence in your the superintendent's abrasupport system it makes it sive management style and hard to do your job and to a tendency to put the presget those test scores up." sure on until he gets his own Dr. Jenney is entering his way has board members sixth year as the superin'going along to get along'. tendent of Fort Bend ISD.  "These are tough times for The board says stability in a lot of schools.  When things leadership is critical for the are tough for everybody it success of the district. is nice to see that everybody "As the seventh-largest is kicking in from the top school district in the state and on down.  The cynical side the largest employer in the of me says that he will just county, the continued success keep pushing for whatever of Fort Bend ISD is vital to he wants and if people are our community, especially to successful in driving him the 69,000 students we serve," away that will just be another said Hohnbaum.  "We will buyout year for him." continue to face complex chal"Dana", also a teacher, says lenges and in turn make imporshe's hearing rumors of another tant decisions that will shape reduction in force (RIF). The the future of the District." district had their first round Dr. Jenney's latest contract of layoffs, 463 employees extension comes one year after in the spring of 2010 with board members approved a another 483 employees five year contract renewal. FBISD, continued from page 1

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Administration have to say? Nothing, however, anyone who clocked out more than 3 minutes late that morning got a warning slip for abusing overtime. Really? Yep, when they came back

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New paved bike and pedestrian pathway expands Missouri City’s Oyster Creek Trail Oyster Creek Trail, an outdoor pathway for exercise enthusiasts who want to enjoy a scenic hike, bike, walk or jog in the “Show Me City”, recently received a $250,000 upgrade. The 2.1 mile path now includes a paved bike and pedestrian trail along Oyster Creek Bayou between Dulles Avenue and Cartwright Road, offering recreational and mobility opportunities for residents. The trail will connect to Sugar Land’s trail and allow citizens to travel on foot or bicycle from Murphy Road to Oyster Creek Park in Sugar Land near Highway 6. The Trail was created in 1997 based on results of a public survey that showed trails received the No. 1 response from resi-

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dents for desired activity. Phase II of the City-Council approved project began in November, 2011 and was completed in January, about 60 days ahead of schedule and $50,000 below cost. It was funded through the City’s Parkland Dedication fund. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the public will be held in the near future. When improvements are made to the Cartwright Road Bridge this winter, the trail will be extended under the bridge Photo courtesy of Missouri City and connected to the existing Oyster Creek Trail recently received a $250,000 upgrade with the additrail south of Cartwright Road. tion of a paved bike and pedestrian trail along Oyster Creek Bayou. For updates, watch the City website, www.missouricitytx.gov, and Missouri City Television, Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse. To help increase awareness of women don’t even possess the the need to address issues affect- basic essentials they need to get ing our nation’s homeless vet- through the day.” erans, Fort Bend ISD’s Senior For the education component parked around the club, another Leadership Cohort students con- of the project, the leadership VANDALS, continued from page 1 18 golf carts, including a beverducted an outreach project that cohort distributed information age cart, were found abandoned involved education and commu- regarding the homeless veteran Fort Bend Sheriff’s deputies around various spots throughout nity service. population to their schools’ stuwere called to investigate a the golf course. Haenel said “According to the DeBakey dent body. vandalism call at the Pecan some were even parked on the VA Medical Center, 28 percent For the community service Grove Country Club. According greens. He explained that further of the adult homeless popula- project, they joined their social to sheriff’s spokesman Bob damage was caused when the tion has served our country in studies classes, Student Councils Haenel, unknown persons carts were driven out of the stor- the Armed Forces,” said Betty and other student groups in conbroke into the club’s golf cart age facility while the electrical Ann Williams, Senior Leadership ducting clothing and toiletry facility in the 3000 block of cords were still plugged to the Cohort Sponsor. “Unfortunately, drives to support area veterans. Plantation Drive and wreaked wall sockets. Haenel said estithis group is often overlooked, Based on the recommendahavoc with the Club‘s property. mated damages to the facility and even though their needs are great. tions of the volunteer coordinaHaenel said as many as the carts has been estimated to be Many of these brave men and tor at the local VA hospital, stusix golf carts were driven off between $80,000 and $90,000. into the club’s pond and were Call Fort Bend County totally submerged when deputies Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665, arrived on the scene. According Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, to club personnel, until the Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477) rain, the carts were submerged or text plus the tip to CRIMES in the pond yet still visible. (274637). Tips also can be On Saturday, January 7, Area chair, Tenor 2, All-State Mixed; However once the heavy rains submitted online at www. Choir Auditions were held at Munfarid Zaidi, 2nd chair, Tenor hit the area, only the upper fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org. Rockport/Fulton High School in 2, All-State Mixed; parts of the carts were visible. All calls to Crime Rockport, Texas. Fifteen talented David Catalano, 1st chair Bass Aside from the six carts Stoppers are anonymous. musicians from the Clements 1, All-State Mixed; John Ayroso, High School Choir program qual- 5th chair, Tenor 1, All-State ified for this level of competition. Men; Sindhu Sathees 8th To qualify for area, thousands chair, Alto 1, All-State Women; rayer ist of students from across the state Jennifer Kahn, 6th chair, Alto 2, compete in district, region and All-State Women; and Shelby Corporal Armando Olivares, USMC Darren Glynn, civilian contractor pre-area levels. The process McKay, 8th chair, Alto 2, AllCorporal Jonathan McCoy, USMC Corporal Jarrod Wayman, USMC began in September and will end State Women. Sgt. Cory Wolston, U.S. Army Sgt. Simon Gutierrez, USMC at the TMEA music convention LCpl. Brad Robideaux, USMC Pvt. Marques Roberson, U.S. Army (the largest music convention in PFC Kent Finley, 1st Cavalry Capt. Daniel Seiter, U.S. Army the country) in San Antonio in Mike Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Ens. Leslie Ward, USN LCpl. Chris White, USMC Dan Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC February. Spc. Mark Shimala, U.S. Army Henry Blassingame, contractor This year’s convention will be SPC Christopher Kimrey, U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Austin Gaines, U.S. Army held on February 8-11. Eleven PFC E4 Michael Andrew Hernandez, Sgt. Bryan Lemmon, USMC public school music teachers U.S. Army Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo, U.S. Army including elementary, middle LCpl. Michael Cannata, USMC Capt. Matthew Fox, U.S. Army and high school band, choir and John R. Simmons, U.S. Army Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado, USMC orchestra participate along with Capt. Sean Nolan, U.S. Army Airman Oscar Mejorado II, USAF colleges and churches. Pvt. V. JordanVoss, U.S. Army Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado, USN The Clements Choir sendLCpl. Alfred Paul Garza, USMC Capt. Richard Carrell, USAF John David Woodcock, Petty Officer, ing the nine outstanding singers Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams, USMC US Navy Sgt. Holly K. Williams, USMC are: Michelle Kratofil 4th chair, Lt. Ryan Stevens, U.S. Army Maj. William J. Stoesser, U.S. Army Alto 1, All-State mixed; Avani Shown are some of the students Senior Airman Oscar J. Perez, USAF Airman Caleb J. Powell, USAF Patel, 4th chair, Alto 2, All- that will be participating in the Spc. Johnny Ray DeLeon, U.S. Army Cpl. Erick Tijerina, USMC State Mixed; Evan Hines,1st 2012 TMEA All-State Choir.

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dents donated undershirts, socks, combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, disposable razors, and other personal items for veterans. The Senior Leadership Cohort group also helped sort and bag the items before joining their campus sponsors in delivering the donated items to the Michael DeBakey

Veteran’s Hospital for distribution to veterans prior to the 2011 holiday season. The Senior Leadership Cohort is comprised of students representing FBISD high schools who apply their leadership skills in support of school and community volunteerism projects and efforts.

Pictured (from left to right) are Beverly Hood, Sponsor, Willowridge High School; Sandy Needler, Sponsor, Kempner High School; Samuel Lou, Austin High School; Kevin Kurian, Elkins High School; Jack Chadderdron, Austin High School; Kavondra Woodrow, Hightower High School; Bill Lindamood, driver; Betty Ann William, Senior Leadership Sponsor; Kimberly Wilkins, Sponsor, Hightower High School; and Kerry Elizondo, Sponsor, Dulles High School.

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Noted poet Gary Soto (center), the author of eleven poetry collections, visited members of the Baines Middle School Book Club to share some his works with students. Sharing a special moment with Soto are (l. to r.) students Jianna Alvarez, William Connolly, Baines Librarian Laura Downes, Baines Principal David Yaffie, and students Sydney Bruce and Maria Cervantes.   Soto visited Baines as part of the school’s ongoing Author Series. 

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25

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PLUS 0% for 6 months***

4+ Appliances* **

* Offer excludes Electrolux, Jenn-Air, Dacor and Fisher & Paykel. **Offer valid on appliances over $399. *** Offer valid on appliances over $499. Other exclusions apply, see store for details.

www.SearsAppliancesHouston.com

searshouston

of second entrée (with coupon) Exp. 1/31/2012

281.240.3060

www.LasHaciendasGrill.com

12821 Southwest Frwy, Stafford, TX

Fort Bend’s

Best Kept Secret... The Flying Pig Café ve Lo

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Sunday, January 22nd - Saturday, January 28th

Buy one entree at regular price and receive

Desserts

We put “Country” in Country Club!

PUBLIC WELCOME Home Cookin’ Daily Specials! Homemade Desserts

At Fort Bend Country Club

Featuring

Executive Chef Debbie Boren “Paula Deen of Fort Bend County”

2627 FM 762, Richmond OPEN TUESDAY • SUNDAY

281-342-3756

FREE DESSERT with the purchase of any entrée

C L I P A N D S AV E • C L I P A N D S AV E • C L I P A N D S AV E • C L I P A N D S AV E • C L I P A N D S AV E • C L I P A N D S AV E

All Prices Plus TT&L. Pictures and Colors Are For Illustration Only. 1) 36 FREE Month Closed End Lease. $0 Down + TT&L Due at Lease Inception, Cash or 542-2277 Trade. Security Deposit Waived with Approved Credit From VW Finance. 2) 1) No Obligation Ofcourse, No Purchase Necessary. See us for details. 2), 3), 4) 3 Years or 36,000 Miles of No-Charge Scheduled Maintenance. Whichever 36 Month Closed End Lease...2) $2139 +TT&L Due At Lease Inception. 3) $2599 occurs first. Some restrictions. See dealer or program for details. 3) 48 + TT&L Due At Lease Inception. 4) $2499 + TT&L Due At Lease Inception. Month Closed End Lease. $2999 Down + TT&L Due at Lease Inception, Cash Cash or Trade-In. 2), 3), 4) Security Deposit Waived w/ Approved Credit. All or Trade. Security Deposit Waived with Approved Credit From VW Finance. Prices Plus TT&L. Pictures & Colors For Illustration Only.

this meeting. In celebration of your red power outfit. the upcoming Valentine holiReservations are required day, the theme for the meeting and can be made by calling will be Red Is Power, so wear 281-829-8677.


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THE STAR

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 H

RAUL FLORES

David & Cindy Fauvelle • WOOD • ORNAMENTAL IRON • CHAIN LINK • GATES / OPERATORS Brady Graham - 713.703.7551 cell • ALL TYPES stallionfence@gmail.com

Owners

1526 5th Street Stafford, TX 77477 Phone (281) 499-9684

832-525-9959

Auto Central Car Care Center

www.autocentral.biz facebook.com/autocentral

www.stallionfencecompany.com

Texas Scrubs & Embroidery 5201 Hwy 6 South Missouri City, TX 77459 Between Dulles and Murphy (Opp LA Fitness) PHONE

(281) 969-7960

FAX

(281) 969-7961 EMAIL

Info@txscrubs.com

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CALL: 832-451-8225

State Farm® Providing Insurance and Financial Services Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois 61710

Tracy Walker ChFC, CLU, CASL®, CPCU, Agent 15510 Lexington Blvd., Suite P Sugar Land, TX 77478-4173 Bus 281-265-0711 Fax 713-481-6288 tracy@agentwalker.com www.agentwalker.com The greatest compliment you can give is a referral.

Liquor4U

Fort Bend District Office

Fine Wine and Spirits

Membership and Insurance Auto/Home/Watecraft/Umbrella/Life

Raj Patel Manager 11581-A South Highway 6 Sugar Land, TX 77498

281-565-0174 liquor4u@gmail.com

We Carry all Kind of Burbon Single Malt and Select VODKA.

KERRI YU

Insurance Business Manager

713.284.6484 Direct 281.403.6155 Fax 800.672.5246 Claims 800.888.5521 x 6484 Toll Free

AAA Texas, LLC 4729 Highway 6 Missouri City, TX 77459

CANTE ISTA ART “See With Eye of the Heart”

The Exclusive Art of ETCHED GLASS

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FORT BEND COUNTY BUSINESSES!

Artist/Designer

Joe Derita 832.665.8403

For advertising information please call your Marketing Representative at 281-690-4200

Ann Moody Sill Dance Studio

Daniel Cantú

Offering the Finest in Dance Education Since 1971

Est. 2009

chum76@aol.com www.sugarlandmixedmartialsarts.com 281-313-5562

By appointment

Ann Sill - Director

Sugarland Mixed Martial Arts Owner

joe@canteista.net www.canteista.net

11110 S. Highway 6 Sugar Land, TX 77498

13745 B Southwest Fwy. Sugar Land, TX 7748 Cell: 832-647-9090

(281) 498-8270 (281) 498-8271 Fax

www.amsds.com

ECHELON

BOOKKEEPING & TAX SERVICE

We stand behind the quality of our work at reasonable rates. Free estimate. Hablamos Español. PO Box 2427 Sugar Land, TX 7787 713-657-5729 832-217-6218 (Julio Ciseros/ (Renato Alcid/ Partner) Partner)

KEN BARTHOLMEY 281-277-3844

CSPAC,LLC

“Cultivating Clearer Communication”

431 Eldridge Rd. Sugar Land, TX 77478 office: 281-491-6041 web: sugarlandmethodist.org

Cynthia Ginyard, M.A., CCC-LSp • Corporate Speech and Communication • Accent Modification Training • Professional and Social Speaking Skills

281.530.9623

www.cspacginyard.com

School for Little Children Established 1969

Ages: 6 months to 4 years, and 5 year old Bridge Program

“What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.”

Live in Christ. Change the world WORSHIP - 9:00 AND 11:15 A.M. SUNDAYS

Star Printing & Graphics

★ Complete Graphics ★ Full Color Printing ★ Design & Prepress

School hours: 8:30 - 2:00

431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 281/242-KIDS (5437) / www.schoolforlittlechildren.com Located at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church Accredited by National Accreditation Commission

4655 Techniplex Dr., Ste. 300 Stafford, Texas 77477 281-690-4233 fax

Michael Fredrickson 832-788-2294

HOME HEALTH SERVICES “Hometown Nurses Helping Hometown People”

H.C. “Pat” Fodrie, MBA Administrator/Onwer

WWW.TXSTATEHEALTHCARE.COM Phone: 281-208-4344

Fax: 281-208-9845

STAR Digital

STUDIOS

ELSA MAXEY Executive Producer

713-894-4849 4655 Techniplex Drive, Suite 600 | Stafford, TX 77477 elsamaxey@starvideoproductions.com www.starvideoproductions.com


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H S T A R P E O P L E H by B.K. Carter

Boot Scootin’ Ball slated for February 4 at Fairgrounds THE 2012 LINCOLN - REAGAN DINNER

The Fort Bend Republican Party Cordially invites you to the 2012 Lincoln - Reagan Dinner

“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” Be inspired, entertained, and moved by 3 speakers who embody the essence of possibilities in America.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 Safari Texas Ranch 11627 FM 1464 Richmond, TX 77407 Regular Tickets are $100 STAR PARKER

DON WILLETT Texas Supreme Court Justice

VIP Reception & Dinner Ticket $150 VIP Reception only $50

Cocktails & VIP Reception at 5:30 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm Attire: After Five, Black-tie optional • Reservations Required PETER SESSIONS Chair of the NRCC

www.fortbendgop.com

Political Ad Paid for by the Republican Party of Fort Bend County

for Fort Bend The Lamar/Needville Metro 413-0807 or any other member of Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Go Texan Committee will host the Lamar/Needville Metro Go CherylPol.Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406 their 20th Annual Boot Scootin' Texan Committee. Ball on February 04, at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Building C beginning 6:30 p.m. until midnight. All money raised is given back to deserving students of the Lamar and Needville School Districts in the form of scholarships. With the support of the community last There’s a huge difference in the kind of home care you can receive year the Lamar/Needville Metro from someone who really understands what your life is like as a Go Texan Committee raised senior. Companion Care -- for Seniors by Seniors. enough money that $160,000.00 in scholarships were awarded to the students of the Lamar and Needville School Districts. Please come out and help us to raise money for the scholarship fund of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Tickets are available at $35 per person and include a complete chicken fried steak dinner, refreshments, silent auction, live auction, and dancing Call today to make a to music provided by the band difference in someone’s life! Horizon. • Meal Preparation • Shopping and Doctor For more information or to • Companion Appointments purchase tickets contact Brian • Light Housekeeping • Customized Services Graeber at 979-793-7414 or 281- • Handyman Services to suit your needs. Insured • Bonded

MAKE THE NEW YEAR GREAT FOR A

SENIOR OR FOR YOURSELF!

281-261-8107

• Transportation

Dulles High School to perform “The Wizard of Oz” The Dulles High School Drama Department presents The Wizard of Oz, a classic tale of friendship, courage and love along the yellow brick road. Special appearances will be made by the Dulles High School Choir, Dulles Elementary Choir and the Dulles Dolls dance team. Performances will be on January 26, 27, 28 and 30 at 7:00 pm in Rodgers Auditorium, 550 Dulles Avenue, Sugar Land. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $6 for students and children at the door, or may be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/ dulles. For more information, please call Christine Crabb at (713) 8545383.

AFFORDABLE RATES

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