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Fort Bend ISD art students advance to Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ School Art Contest  Fort Bend ISD students produced western-themed art pieces to showcase in Fort Bend ISD’s annual art show. Judges from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ School Art Committee selected 11 students to advance to the rodeo’s school art competition, where their art will be further judged and exhibited at the Reliant Center. See related article on page 2

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Sugar Land City Council to revisit red light camera issue next month second to the yellow light length time would improve Changes could be coming to safety; evaluating signage to Sugar Land's controversial red better inform drivers; review light camera program when the current fine assessment and city council revisits the issue to review the current wording next month. in the “notice of violation” to At a workshop January 28, make sure it is accurate and the city council was updated non-threatening. on four proposed modifications Sugar Land's Police to the program that were Department has been studying recommended in November the changes and was given 45 after a citizen-appointed task days to present their findings. force studied the issue. The city council did not take Those changes included any action at the workshop but whether the addition of onethe matter will be brought up By Betsy Dolan

Best of Show artwork by First Colony Middle School student, Vanessa Ju.

again at the March 4 regular meeting. Chief of Police Doug Brinkley told the council that RED LIGHT, continued on page 8

Stafford MSD CFO finds new money for District office approximately two weeks to comprise. Every Wednesday, At the first joint budget a “ridership count” of the kids meeting of 2014 between that ride the bus is documented. the City of Stafford and Additionally, mileage, hazardous Stafford Municipal School routes, and salaries are factored District—a meeting that is to into the written report. CFO largely informational—CFO Merka said, “Through due Carla Merka announced that diligence for taking the time to do $213,015K was earned and the report we have strengthened recaptured through her office. our transportation department The Transportation Allotment on the way we submit reports.” revenue is considered new money The amount for 2012/13 was to SMSD because it had not $125,150; the remaining $87,865 been applied for in the past. This was applied to 2011/2012. complex report takes the budget Mayor Scarcella spoke of By Karen Daniels

Best of Show artwork by Michelle Huang of Dulles High School.

Best of Show artwork by Glover Elementary student, Chaise Brooks.

Sugar Land P & Z asks for other options in St. Laurence expansion plan By Betsy Dolan

Its back to the drawing board for St. Laurence Catholic Church after their request to build a larger building for their religious education and day care program prompted concerns by neighbors whose homes back up to the proposed site. Sugar Land's Planning and Zoning Commission did not deny the church's request but asked for other options after listening to

Traffic accident leads to shooting By LeaAnne Klentzman

Sugar Land police responded to a shooting call that occurred in the area of Cotton Stock and Planters near the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in First Colony area of Sugar Land, at about 6:30 on Friday evening, January 31, 2014. According to Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph, the victim told police that he and his family were driving to dinner when they were involved in an accident. Adolph said the vehicle that hit the family fled the accident scene, so the man, with his family, followed that vehicle coming to a stop in the area of Cotton Stock and Planters. As the two vehicles were stopped, squared off with one another, someone in the car that hit the TRAFFIC, continued on page 8

new building requires a CUP because the property now sits in a standard single-family residential district. The proposed 2-story building would sit on the rear of the lot and would be 137 feet from the back yard property line of some homes By Elsa Maxey and 78 feet from others who live   in the Colony Park subdivision, Sugar Land City Manager where many of the residents are Allen Bogard along with four St. Laurence parishioners. others has been nominated for the Houston Metropolitan Area EXPANSION PLAN, continued on page 8 Public Official of the Year award.  Next month the 3rd annual Public Official of the Year Ceremony will be held, March 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the University of it seemed to be a good idea to Houston Hilton- Waldorf Astoria By LeaAnne Klentzman burglarize a daycare and then Ballroom.  Stealing a bus from a daycare; take their baby bus for a joy That’s when the winner of now that will get ya’ match duty ride… Mullet man got so caught the prestigious award will be at the gates of the forever up in the joy that he forgot announced.  But Dr. James flame’n dude! AND if to stop his ride… at a Thurmond, University of the flames don’t get ya’, stop sign… no problem, those teachers that were because he had just the left trapped with all those right answer for the nice CRIMINAL little children….umm OF THE WEEK officer, it’s no big deal... hum, they will! I’m on my way to take it As we know it, this Rosenberg back... it’s almost outta’ gas! mullet caught himself over in Richmond. For some reason KING’S, continued on page 8

homeowner complaints during a public hearing that lasted nearly four hours. The original plan called for the demolition of two older buildings on the southeast corner of Austin Parkway and Sweetwater and a 79,521 square foot building to be put on the site. The existing buildings were in operation prior to the land being annexed by the City of Sugar Land and did not require a conditional use permit. But the

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earlier times, “some 38 years ago…this is what started the dispute with FBISD.” He was speaking of transportation. Back then there wasn’t a “hazardous” provision by the State. The rule was simply two miles or less and schools did not have to provide bus service. The trouble with the two miles in Stafford is that it required kids to cross busy roads and train tracks. According to the Mayor, FBISD thought the city of Stafford would simply go out and purchase new buses. They had no idea of the historical breakaway that would ensue. Though the reporting cycle is not yet complete for next year, Carla Merka predicts the amount the District receives will go up. In other budgeting news, Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt briefly covered topics that will be covered during the ongoing months of joint budget meetings; strategic planning achievements and completions, the rising cost of insurance rates, the potential for ½ day preschool-3, the replacement of 10 year-old band uniforms, results from a capacity report, the need to enlist parents, and enhance area business connections, and creating an incentive program to retain great teachers. There is residual money from the bond that can be used toward some of these programs.

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Community Garden in the works for Meadows Place By Karen Daniels

Periodically the City of Meadows Place conducts surveys on their website for residents to voice their opinions. The first question: How important is it they set themselves apart from neighboring cities, 62% said it was very important and 22% said it was important. The question concerning community gardens, asking about an increase of

community spirit and pride, as well as educational benefits, 45% strongly agree and 24% somewhat agree. Varying degrees of disagreement totaled 20%. And for an increase to property values in Meadows Place 84% shared a level of agreement. If built, the optimum time, according to Mayor Charles Jessup, would be spring. The perfect place would be the COMMUNITY, continued on page 8

Every year Cub Scout Pack 1133 participates in the Souper Bowl of Caring food drive to benefit families in Fort Bend County who don’t have enough to eat. An important aspect of Scouting is service to others and they are proud to help with hunger relief in our community! This year Pack 1133 collected 1,370 food items and donated them to Bethel Ministry in Stafford. Great job Pack 1133 – what an outstanding contribution!


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Fort Bend ISD art students advance to Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ School Art Contest  Fort Bend ISD students produced western-themed art pieces to showcase in Fort Bend ISD’s annual art show. Judges from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ School Art Committee selected 11 students to advance to the rodeo’s school art competition, where their art will be further judged and exhibited at the Reliant Center. The following students will advance to the next round: • Michelle Huang – Best of Show, Art Teacher Amanda Freeman, Dulles High School • Vanessa Ju – Best of Show, Art Teacher Hajra Syed, First Colony Middle School • Chaise Brooks – Best of Show; Art Teacher Rosalind Riggs, Glover Elementary • Hea Jin Cha – Gold

Medal, Art Teacher Lewis Bennett, Elkins High School • Linda Li – Gold Medal, Art Teacher Donna Reedy, Clements High School • Kyura Baag – Gold Medal, Art Teacher Hajra Syed, First Colony Middle School • Jorge Solis – Gold Medal; Art Teacher Rosalind Riggs, Glover Elementary • Grace Collins – Special Merit, Art Teacher Donna Reedy, Clements High School • Nick Jee – Special Merit, Art Teacher Donna Reedy, Clements High School • Saniya Walawalkar– Special Merit, Art Teacher Donna Reedy, Clements High School • Magaly Cantu – Special Merit, Art Teacher Matt Selby, Bush High School

High school runners-up in the district-level show include: Clements students Suzanne Ctvrtlik, Trisha Gupte, Sarah Kesaria, Bryant Ju and Anton Zhou, all under the direction of Art Teacher Donna Reedy. Elkins student Esther Amaka was also a finalist and is under the direction of Lewis Bennett. Middle school finalists from First Colony include Sara O’Brian, Esther Guo, Jennifer Do and Christina Zhang, under the direction of Art Teacher Hajra Syed. Fort Settlement student Sarah Fung and Hodges Bend student Aleiyah Vinyard were also recognized. Their art teachers are Donna Pierce and Mary Kamperman, respectively. Seven elementary school students were also recognized

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Settlers Way students Sophia He and Michelle Wang, both under the instruction of Amanda Levermann, received runner-up ribbons. Glover student De Camron

Sims and Sienna Crossing student Colten Gray also received recognition. They are under the instruction of Art Teachers Rosalind Riggs and Bethany Bland, respectively.

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The Little Dutch Boy can’t hold back these flood gates: Remember that Rosenberg police chief thing we pondered about, right here in this column? Well, that pondering has led to the crashing of the flood gates. In fact, there is so much information barraging us about the inner-workings of that police department that we are overwhelmed. While we were trying to figure out how to get to the truth, the police department is over there eating their young and pointing fingers at each other, all while trying to figure out who’s talking; just think minions guys, many minions. Heck, In order to try and ferret out the fact from fiction an open records request

questioned. Whatever the reason, it becomes a … spit’n contest. However, one can be sure, that when a Nosy Nancy type finally takes the time to put it in writing as an official Open Records Request, they know it’s there, and they know what was submitted to the city. it is and they know what it That request was for simple says. So, really those Open things like time sheets, policy, Records Requests are just a work sheets, daily activity test to see how honest that logs, dispatch logs, lists government administrator is of disciplinary actions and and who’s going take the fall terminations, things that are for violating the Texas Open routine in the operation of a Records Act. We shall see. law enforcement agency. With those kinds of documents By the way, the Minions; it should be easy to cut the they have a pool working… fiction from the fact. want to buy a square? It’s coming… the unveiling Where it gets interesting for a Nosy Nancy crew is…when of the annual Uniformed Crime government agencies claim they Report (UCR). While some don’t have the information that is things in life are iffy, we can already tell you that almost every requested. Now there are many city in Fort Bend will qualify reasons for not giving up the records like those records might for the Safest City in Texas list, get one caught with their skivvies well, except for Stafford, those poor souls, they do it honest and at half-mast, or maybe they tell the truth. It is quite possible have been less than transparent, or maybe…more than likely, that once again the good guys maybe they just don’t like being finish last, but at least they can

Local physician joins Houston Methodist Rheumatology Associates

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Skeeters offer $42 Mini Plan available during Black History Month The Sugar Land Skeeters announced a special ticket package for the 2014 season honoring Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. The $42 Mini Plan ($62 value) was released on what would be Robinson’s 95th birthday, January 31, and run through the month of February – Black History Month. The plan, named after the six-time National League All-Star, will feature a ticket to the Atlantic League AllStar Game on July 16 as well as a ticket to the games on

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"Steel Magnolias" coming to Fort Bend Theatre Feb 7 Take your loved one out this Valentine’s Day to Fort Bend Theatre’s production of Robert Harlings’ Steel Magnolias, where you can get a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! Welcome to Truvy’s beauty parlor, where good friends gather to share life’s joys and sorrows, and dish the dirt. From planning a wedding to planning a funeral, these six amazing southern women

reveal what it takes to be true “Steel Magnolias.” The show will be playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. through February 16 at 2815 N. Main, Stafford, TX 77487. Tickets are only $16 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $13 for children. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.fortbendtheatre.com. For more information call FBT at (281) 208-3333.

Birdies for Bulldogs nets $24,000 for Austin HS sports programs The Austin High School (AHS) 2014 Birdies for Bulldogs Golf Classic sponsored by Versabar and held on January 20 was a huge success again this year!  They had over 120 golfers enjoying a 75 degree sunny day.   Through generous sponsor donations and golfing supporters, $24,000 was raised for the many

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What are some of the advantages of refinishing? There are many advantages of restoration verses replacement. Like replacement there are many choices of color Paul Barnett and texture available for bathtubs and counters but without the long wait time. In just days, not weeks, you can update the appearance & color of your bath or kitchen! A concern of many people these days is the environment. A study by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) showed that remodeling can generate between 70 and 115 lbs. of waste per SQUARE FOOT! With refinishing of damaged and dated bathtubs, sinks, tile, and countertops we are reducing the amount of unnecessary waste clogging landfills. One of the best advantages is the cost savings. You can extend the life of your bathtubs, tile and countertops for 15 years or more and save up to 75% over the cost of replacement.

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If my vehicle has frame damage, is it a total loss?

No. a car is a total loss only when the price of repairs exceeds a percentage of the vehicle’s value as Chuck Charlton determined by the insurance company. Today, most cars are built using unibody construction (frame and body as one). A reputable shop with highly skilled technicians and state-of-the-art equipment, can return your vehicle to its original factory specifications. The collision repair industry has come a long way with regard to structural repairs. If your vehicle has frame damage and you are concerned about the repair, feel free to contact the shop and they will be able to answer any questions yo may have.

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Is there anything I can do to reduce my high monthly office expense? This is a great question right in line with our trying economic times. ProStar Communications has an answer for reducing that large monthly expense for office space. If you have the type of business where you deal with your customers over the telephone instead of face-toface, then a VIRTUAL OFFICE is the answer for you. With a virtual office, you can Lydia Ouellette work from anywhere…..even from home. You can have your own telephone number with customized automated attendant and voice mail box greetings. There are other great features like having your voice mail messages sent to your cell phone, BlackBerry or E-Mail. You can have a telephone set at your house or work on a laptop Softphone anywhere there is internet. And the best part is your customers will never know if you are at an office, at your home or in a hotel on vacation. If you need office space to see clients, but want to downsize then send most of your employees home. With the Panasonic IP telephone equipment, we recently took a company with 20 employees that did a majority of their business over the telephone and set up 15 of them at home. This drastically reduced the company’s monthly expense for office space. Incoming calls can be answered at the main office or a remote site and transferred between locations seamlessly and the caller never knows. ProStar Communications and Panasonic have many more solutions for your office communication needs. ProStar is an authorized Panasonic dealer serving the Fort Bend and Houston area since 1992. Please call us at 281.265.3500 for a free consultation to discuss your needs for today and into the future.

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I have just been diagnosed with a hearing loss; do I need to get hearing aids now or can I wait until my hearing is really bad? Obtaining hearing aids is a very personal decision and only you can decide when you are ready to pursue amplificaTerry Snook tion. Several of our patients have comAuD, FAAA mented that the only regret they have is they wished they had obtained hearing devices sooner. Sensory deprivation is real and even though your hearing loss may not be severe you do get used to hearing things differently. The longer you wait the more difficult it is for you to acclimate to hearing sounds you have not heard for a while. Dr. Frank Lin and Dr. Susan Resnick recently published a study in “The Archives of Neurology” in 2011 that revealed that hearing loss is related to dementia. When hearing loss is present, more cognitive resources are dedicated to auditory processing. This can diminish the cognitive reserve available to other cognitive processes and lead to an earlier onset of dementia. So I recommend that you gather as much information as you can and listen to a demonstration so that you can evaluate for yourself if it is time to pursue better hearing.

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It is true. Google especially loves video. The first step in putting together any kind of video is to determine your target audience and decide what effect you want to create with that audience. Do you want them Elsa Maxey to call you for more information? Perhaps feel more comfortable about your product or service? Visit your booth at an upcoming trade show? Invest money in your business venture? Or maybe order products from your website. Once those things have been decided, we would then tailor a project that speaks directly to their interests and needs. This begins with a script. There’s an old show business saying: “If it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage.” We would write a script that reflects what you want to say about your business, reaches your target audience and creates the effect you desire. After the script is approved, we would then determine a shooting schedule and budget for the project. After the production is complete, we would edit the footage, voice-over narration and add music and titles to create a custom-produced project that shows off your business to potential customers and clients. At Star Video Digital Productions, we can handle all aspects of production, from script writing through to post-production editing and compression for upload to your website. Call 281 690-4280 for a free consultation.

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Oh, what a blast! 2014 Fort Bend Chamber Chairman’s Gala out of this world Greeted by an astronaut statue on the landing of the stairs of the “launch location,” the Safari Texas Ranch, you instantly knew this Chairman’s Gala hosted by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce was going to be spacey fun.  It also turned out to be a momentary blast from the past with music and antics to match the out of this world experience on stage.   Dana Atkinson of Anson

Spring Creek BBQ and Smoke House goes up in flames

Aviation and his lovely wife, Jackie, were spotted at the reception before dinner along with Chamber President/CEO Keri Schmidt, 2014 Chamber Chairman Glenn Smith and so many distinguished others like Nancy and Steve Porter, Joe Zimmerman, Drs. Sam and Kimberly Cress, Dee Koch, Chris Morales, Don Smith, Rick Staigle, James Patterson and Larry Pullen to name but a few.    Incoming Chamber Chairman Smith had said the Gala held this past Saturday would give members a chance to meet in a festive setting, putting aside business issues and simply enjoying one another’s company. With two lit green alien heads on headbands donning the top of just about everyone’s heads merrily bobbing as they went

Dr. Kimberly Cress and husband, Dr. Sam Cress, at the “Out of this Rosemary and Noel Mascarenhas together with friends enjoyed the World” Chairman’s Gala joined in the fun. chamber’s galactic gala this past Saturday at Safari Texas Ranch. into the “Jupiter Lounge,” the feel of the evening was indeed about fun.  The Jupiter Lounge, btw, is where the Fried Ice Cream Band entertained guests with their dancing tunes. The great turnout had sponsors from Mission Control, Lunar Landing, and Astronaut Crews, with BB&T doing the honors as the presenting sponsor of the entire gala.  If the Chamber is the Space Station, it no doubt intends to continue to carry on its business organization mission aiming at “the final frontier” as its advocate “to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

Quiz Bowl news from St. Laurence Catholic School

Photo by Andrew Wolf

Tuesday morning, about 10:40 am, a mutual aid call went out to neighboring fire departments to assist Missouri City with a restaurant fire at the Spring Creek BBQ and Smoke House, located at 4895 Highway 6 in Missouri City. The fire was quickly contained by the team work of the Missouri City, Stafford, and Sugar Land departments. No injuries were reported.

The St. Laurence Catholic School Quiz Bowl Team competed in the Strake Jesuit Prep Bowl on Saturday, January 18. The team was represented by Jurist Chan, David Gutierrez, Sean Lewallen, David Sandler, and Luke Sievers as an alternate. The team won all their rounds in the consolation bracket giving them a first place win in that bracket! Congratulations Saints! Each competition has different rules and the team does a great job in working together and adjusting to different rules.

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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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Community Sugar Land City Council to revisit Garden in the red light camera issue next month works for Meadows Place

a part of the American culture in the east coast, but in Texas, there could be others as the winter or even summer prognosticators. Why in Bee Cave, Texas, we hear that there’s an Armadillo Day and “our armadillo will tell us what to expect,” has been what one local there has said with the in and out of a hole sighting. Out of the hole means spring is around the corner; but, if the armadillo returns to his hole, there will be more winter. What about Fort Bend, should this area do it with opossums? Other animals? In the summer, winter? And what would you have them do? 

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a traffic engineering study is being done to look a the feasibility of increasing the right of way off Dorance Street yellow light time by one Should Fort Bend that is currently owned by second and to improve the have an equivalent? Center Point. When asked if signage to reduce the number he thought Center Point allow of violations committed by This past Sunday was them to lease the property, he out-of-town drivers which was groundhog day, celebrated on said “I can’t imagine Center acknowledged to be 70%. Feb. 2 in the U.S. annually. Point not working with us on The city is also investigating The groundhog saw his shadwhether the wording on the such a wonderful community ow and there will be six more red light violation notices is involved program that will weeks of winter. If he had not too vague and misleading. help teach the kids, bring seen his shadow, spring would Right now the tickets warn generations together, and help be right around the corner. drivers that their vehicle feed the hungry.” This groundhog prediction is It was announced there would registration may be blocked if the fine is not paid. The city is be a mid-March letting for the considering whether to block construction on West Airport vehicle registrations if red light between US 59 and Dairy camera fines are not paid. Ashford. Generally speaking, That video shows an unknown Mayor James Thompson the time frame from letting to By LeaAnne Klentzman black male entering the center told the group that he is less ground breaking is six to eight The Maryam Islamic wearing a white long-sleeve knit weeks, putting the start date Center located in the New shirt, tan pants and a beanie cap in May. “This is going to be a Territory subdivision has been according to Haenel. He went mess,” Mayor Jessup stated at burglarized and a reward for on to say that a representative the January 28 City Council information is being offered. for the mosque told deputies that meeting. He said Meadows Early Friday morning, the last worshiper who left the Place would keep everyone January 10, about 6:15 a.m. building did not lock the doors. updated on the advancement of EXPANSION PLAN, continued from page 1 sheriff’s deputies were called Three small safes containing the project. to the Center after a burglary cash were taken in the burglary. In addition, the plan calls for The City’s general election was discovered. Surveillance Information which leads to the removal of 16 protected will be held on Saturday, May footage has revealed that a lone the apprehension and filing of trees and the loss of 74 parking 10. Three alderman seats are suspect entered the worship charges on the suspect involved open for election as well as the spaces. There are also concerns center between the hours of could earn a reward of up to that drop-off and pick-up Mayor’s seat. Mayor Jessup 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 and $5,000. Call (281) 342-TIPS times will increase noise and confirmed he will be running 5:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, said (8477) All calls to Crime air pollution and increase the again. (Get quote 20w) The Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel. Stoppers are anonymous. amount of cut-through traffic last day to be placed on the trying to avoid the Sweetwater/ ballot is Friday, February Austin Parkway intersection. 28. Mayor put out a call-to“The new building would be action for residents to consider even closer to my backyard and volunteering for the Planning I would have even less privacy,” & Zoning Commission or said Colony Park resident and the Board of Adjustments. parishioner Carmen Henshaw. For more information on the “I am upset that the church duties of these positions, go refuses to consider moving the to the City’s website at www. building.” cityofmeadowsplace.org/. But church officials say repositioning the building would mean eliminating even more parking spaces, increase congestion and the inability KING’S, continued from page 1 to safely funnel pedestrians to You know…no gas, no go! This joy ride cost this mullet two state jail felonies; Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Burglary of a Building. WINNER IS, continued from page 1 414 West Grand Parkway South Suite 116, Katy, TX 77406 Surely to be this stupid ya’ gotta be sniff’n the tailpipe! to make these qualities a priority as they develop their careers within the public sector,” qualities he said are those of the finalists. Dr. Thurmond, who served as city manager of Missouri City for 10 years, retired from city government in 2003 after 30 years of service. Other finalists for the annual public official award are Mike Alford, District Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Houston District; Julie M. Robinson, Dickenson City Administrator; Mario Diaz, City of Houston Airport System Director; and Dottie Kaminski, City of La Porte Council Member at Large. Sugar Land’s Bogard has been city manager since 2001,

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concerned over the amount of tickets issued and how much money is collected and would prefer to know whether the program increases traffic safety. “I’ve asked before if I can stand at a pedestrian crosswalk in Austin and it counts down 10 to 1 when I can walk

(across the street), why don’t we put timers on these street lights so the driver can see there is absolutely no question when that light is going to turn red,” Thompson said. H.F. Van der Grinten, with the Houston Coalition Against Red Light Cameras said the city’s position that the red light cameras save lives and reduce accidents is incorrect. “We take the view that red light cameras in Sugar Land mostly provide punishment for the crime of not being clairvoyant”, Van der Grinten said. “They are tools of entrapment and the way fines are administered is extortion”. Van der Grinten continues to push for Sugar Land voters to decide the fate of the city’s red light camera program.

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the cross-walks. And, they say, Colony Park homeowners have always had St. Laurence in their backyard and it has been a mutually beneficial relationship. “This property has always been a church property since First Colony’s first master plan in 1981, long before the Colony Parks subdivision was even platted”, said Steve Ewbanks, chair of the St. Laurence building committee. “Currently, 33% of the residents of Colony Park are registered parishioners of St. Laurence. [The] proximity to St. Laurence Parish and school adds value to homes within walking distance.” Among P&Z Commission members, the response to the project was mixed. Lars Hagen was in full support of the project, praising the church’s highlyregarded pre-school program. “We’ve been focusing on

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family got out, waved a gun around and fired two shots into the windshield of the family’s car. Again the suspect vehicle fled the scene. However, that suspect vehicle was nabbed by Sugar Land police a short time later at Colony Meadows Elementary School, said Adolph. The man driving his family suffered what Adolph described as superficial wounds and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Initially three males that were in the suspect vehicle were detained for questioning. After questioning, two were released and Jon Letang, 24, was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

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redevelopment and making sure Sugar Land stays vibrant and is able to attract young families and St. Laurence is part of that”, Hagen said. P&Z Chair Kathy Huebner said she was concerned about the loss of parking spots and the size of the building. “I empathize with the homeowners who back up to this and I empathize with the church too”, Huebner said. “I think the set back is adequate. It’s just the sheer size of the building. I feel like it might be better to push it up toward the street”. St. Laurence currently has over 6,728 families. P & Z ultimately asked St. Laurence to explore repositioning the building or putting it more toward the center or front of the lot. The matter will be discussed further at a future meeting.

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The Maryam Islamic Center located in the New Territory subdivision has been burglarized and a reward for information is being offered. Early Friday morning, January 10, about 6:15 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were called to the Center after a burglary was discovered. Surveillance footage has revealed that a lone suspect entered the worship

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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following:

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following:

A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to True Jesus Church for the expansion of an existing A-3 occupancy. The property is located at 335 Avenue E, Stafford, Texas 77477 and is 2.185 acres within the Zoning district Mixed Use -1.

A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to SOGO Industries Inc. for the development of a light industrial facility. The property is located at 4417 and 4421 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477 and its Zoning designation is Primary Corridor.

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Imperial Redevelopment Project benefits from revised agreement   Austin High School fundraiser Sugar Land City Council recently amended an agreement between the City and Cherokee Sugar Land LLP for the Imperial Redevelopment project, a 700-acre masterplanned community located at the northeast corner of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A. The amendment provides development applications to modify plans for the overall project, maintains the mix of uses originally planned for the redevelopment of the refinery and establishes time lines for developer obligations for public improvements at the refinery site.   Key points of the amended agreement include the following items: • The development manager may submit concurrent applications to modify the

general plan and planned development zoning district. • The modifications will include a change in land use.  Area previously designated for a business park and commercial development along Oyster Creek will be considered for single-family residential.  The amendment sets minimal taxable values per acre.  Designated commercial areas along Highway 6 may change to office and business uses. • The development manager will construct infrastructure necessary to support initial redevelopment of the Imperial Sugar refinery site within two years. • The development manager will remodel or construct shell space for a historic museum within two and a half years. The amended redevelopment

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agreement provides significant benefits for both the city and the project partners.  The amendment recognizes current market demands for single-family residential products that will: • accelerate substantial increases in tax values for the çity; and • reserve areas along Highway 6 for office and business development, a city economic development goal.   Both the city and the development manager benefit from newly established time lines for installing public infrastructure at the Imperial refinery site and providing shell space for the çity’s future heritage museum to be operated by the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation.  These time lines establish expectations for redevelopment of the refinery

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site, including the museum.   This mixed-use Imperial project includes the redevelopment of the historic Imperial Sugar refinery; the çity’s new ballpark, Constellation Field; and a mix of single-family residential, retail, commercial, hospitality, restaurants, museums, office and urban residential structures.v

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The Null's Cellar Soirée benefits the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County

FOOT FACTS by Dr. Eric Tepper BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS FLUID RETENTION

Those who experience the accumulation of fluid in their feet are likely to suffer some discomfort. Fluid retention may be a sign of a number of possible medical conditions. It may be caused by the dilation of veins that carry blood to and away from the heart. The heart muscle may be weak, causing blood to pool in the veins and fluid to accumulate in the feet. Improperly functioning kidneys that are not able to regulate sodium and fluid in the body may also be culprits. High blood pressure and the narrowing of the arteries in the heart may also cause this condition. Should you be experiencing fluid retention in your feet and ankles, contact your podiatrist. Accumulation of fluid could also be too much salt in your diet. Other options could be overweight, poor vein function, kidney and heart problems, and more. Take the road to happy, healthy feet and call us at 281-980-3668. While our specialty is feet, our work in podiatry can affect all parts of the body. And as podiatrists, we have a unique opportunity to get insights into how other systems of the body are functioning. We’re located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South, and accept most major insurances, and strive to accommodate all patients regardless of their insurance benefits. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment. Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: Pregnant women often experience swelling of their feet.

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“It is time to clean out the cellar and we would like to do it for a good cause”, stated John Null recently. John and Diana Null have graciously announced that they will be hosting 100 guests for an evening of fine wine and food at their Sugar Creek home on Sunday, May 4, from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM. The food for the small bites for the evening will be generously provided by Chef Soren Pedersen and Safari Texas. Proceeds from the evening will benefit

On Thursday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City Centre at Quail Valley, Missouri City will be hosting the first Leadership Luncheon of 2014. Business leaders and professionals from across the Fort Bend County region will have the chance to network with each other and city staff before viewing a presentation from Chris Siebenaler, Chief Executive Officer of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, who will discuss the hospital’s exciting new

The Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club will join forces with Fort Bend Republican Women and host

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994

SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310

2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am - 6:00pm Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA "A Place To Call Home" - www.hbctx.org

4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Contemporary Worship Service: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:15am Traditional Worship Service: 11:15am www.southminpres.org

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND • 281-240-3195

502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday School for All Ages 9:30am Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Pastor's Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 pm the hub - 11:00am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am LUTHERAN CHURCH www.cumcsl.org

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888

3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Traditional Worship: 8:00am and 10:30am Contemporary Worship: 9:15am Sunday School all ages: 9:15am and 10:30am www.fumcmc.org

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

MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org

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

I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. —Galatians 6:7-8

expansion into Missouri City. The cost to attend is $20 and includes lunch, a newsletter and an opportunity to win a door prize. Last November, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital began groundbreaking on a new 9,600-square-foot emergency care center on Highway 6, between the Sienna Plantation and Riverstone communities—signifying their first development in Missouri City. The facility is scheduled to open in summer 2014, and

Fort Bend Co. Republican candidate forum set for Thursday, February 6

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the programs provided by volunteer tutors at the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. The Cellar Soirée is in conjunction with the events leading up to the Literacy Council’s second annual Reading between the Wines presented by Classic Chevrolet and Safari Texas Ranch to be held at Safari Texas on February 7, 2014. The Cellar Soirée ticket price is $125 per person and can be purchased on the Literacy Council of Fort Bend website at www.ftbendliteracy.org or

by calling the Literacy Council 281-240-8181. Tickets to the Cellar Soirée can also be purchased at the second annual Reading between the Wines. This year’s Reading between the Wines will feature six authors. Included are New York Time’s bestselling authors, Linda Castillo and Paulette Jiles. Betty Verdino, Nathan Barber, Julia Heaberlin, and Kathy Duval will also appear. You can go to www.ftbendliteracy.org  for reservations, sponsorship details, and event information.

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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

a candidate forum with the contested court races in Fort Bend County. The meeting will take place Thursday, February 6, at Sugar Creek Baptist Church Chapel at 13213 SW Freeway, Sugar Land from 6:30-9:00pm. Questions for candidates should be submitted electronically.  Keep your questions relevant to the "office holder" and make it a general question that will be asked of all candidates in that office.  Email your questions to Karen McCarter klmccarter@aol.com . Candidates participating in forum are: District Judge 268th –incumbent candidate Judge Brady Elliott, candidate District Judge 268th - Roxie Roll, candidate District Attorney - Dawn Zell Wright, incumbent candidate District Attorney- John Healey; County Court at Law Judge #1 - Chris Morales, County Court at Law Judge #1- Rick Forlano, County Court at Law Judge #1- Maggie Jaramillo; County Court at Law Judge #4 – incumbent candidate Judge Sandy Bielstein, candidate County Court at Law Judge #4 - Warren Diepraam; incumbent candidate District Clerk - Annie Rebecca Elliott, candidate District Clerk- Candace Cagle; Justice of Peace Precinct 1, Place 2 – incumbent candidate Judge Mary Ward, candidate Justice of Peace Precinct 1, Place 2- Billy Guerrero III. For more information about this forum email FBRW President, Karen McCarter klmccarter@aol. com or SFRW President, Debbie Fancher info@ spiritoffreedomwomen.com.

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PUBLISHER Michael Fredrickson EDITOR Jean Sandlin ACCOUNTING Lisa Long RECEPTIONIST Denise Monroe REPORTERS LeaAnne Klentzman Elsa Maxey Betsy Dolan Karen Daniels MARKETING SALES Diane Strehl Jerry Poscovsky John Sazma PRODUCTION MANAGER Joey Belleza GRAPHICS / WEB DESIGN Jan Carlo Arcillas DEADLINES Classified deadline is Monday 5pm. Retail deadline is Wednesday at 3pm. The Star is delivered Wednesday to over 48,000 homes and businesses throughout Fort Bend County. Send signed letters to the editor with daytime phone number to the above address, or e-mail to starnews@fortbendstar.com.

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BERENDT James E. Berendt joined our Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Beloved son of Florence and the late Edward Berendt of Allen Park, Michigan. James is survived by his loving wife Orvileda (Leda) Kinsey Holbrook-Berendt of Alvin, Texas. Son James L. Holbrook and wife Diana of Pearland and a host of other loving family and friends. Known to his family as “Papa

Jim”, “Uncle Jim” or “Uncle No” and to his friends as “Big Jim or Jimbo���. Mostly a quiet person, he enjoyed gathering with friends and occasionally would throw in a few jokes of his own ending with roaring laughter from his friends. Friends are invited to a memorial service, held in his honor and to celebrate his life, on February 8, 2014 at 12:30 PM in the chapel of Forest Park East funeral home.

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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

will house 10 treatment rooms and the latest technology in diagnostic imaging equipment. The opening of the emergency care center will improve access to emergent care for Missouri City residents while also offering the latest and most sophisticated services and technology possible. The new center will also offer residents faster access to inpatient care at the main hospital campus, if needed. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s expansion into the “Show Me City” is a proud example of not only Missouri City’s growth but also of the strong and diverse partnerships the city has developed with local businesses and stakeholders, many of which have started at the City’s fast growing Leadership Luncheon series. Individuals interested in attending the Feb. 13 luncheon should RSVP to swalker@missouricitytx. gov or call 281.403.8500; payment can be remitted over the phone or in-person.

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Editor’s note: Fort Bend Community Calendar are for non-profit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s”: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. e-mail to StarNews@FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Family Law Workshop &*Pro Se Assistance Fort Bend Cares to hold this workshop Wed., Feb., 5, Calvary Episcopal Church (In the Parish Hall), 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, 6:00-8:00 P.M. (Check in starts promptly at 6:00 PM). Available to low-income Fort Bend County residents only. *Pro Se (do-it-yourself) assistance is offered to lowincome Fort Bend County residents who are representing themselves in family law matters in civil court. Bring any prior court orders and/or documents you have prepared with you. Call to pre-qualify or more info 281-239-0015. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 WOMEN BUILD at Jason’s Deli Ft. Bend Habitat for Humanity WOMEN BUILD are raising money to build a home for a single mom & her kids. Dine & Dash will be held at Jason’s Deli, 15275 SW Freeway, Sugar

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Land, Thursday, Feb. 6, 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. When you purchase your meal, drop your receipt in GroupRaise.com donation box & 15% of your receipt will be donated to Ft. Bend Habitat for Humanity. Info? g.r.o.w.fortbend@gmail.com. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Friends of Library to hold book sale The Friends of the University Branch Library will hold a used book sale Saturday, February 8,10 AM to 2 PM,14010 University Blvd., U of H Campus @ Hwy. 59, Sugar Land. Books, CDs, DVDs, LPs and VHS tapes will be available. Most items are $0.50 to $1. Good condition books, CDs and DVDs may be donated to the library during the sale, or at any time. A receipt for income tax purposes can be provided. The library is located on the University of Houston campus at Hwy. 59 and University Blvd. Parking is free. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Pastor’s Prayer Breakfast The National Day of Prayer team will meet February 11, Tuesday, 7:30 a.m., IHOP in Stafford, 12725 SW FWY, The National Day of Prayer team will continue to provide an encouraging forum with the Pastor’s Prayer Breakfasts at IHOP each second Tuesday of the month. Ministry leaders, spouses, and intercessors welcome. National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 1. Mary Cook, 832-651-7771 maryhuntcook@comcast. net. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Greater Houston Train Show The San Jacinto Model Railroad Club will present this show Saturday, February 15, Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road @ Murphy Rd., Stafford,10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is $6 adults 18 & older, $1 for ages 12-18 and children under 12 free. Show features 20,000 sf of operating layouts, classes, model & photo contests. videos & vendors. More info http://sanjac.leosair. com. Preview of Vegetable-Herb Sale Join the Fort Bend Master Gardeners on Saturday, February 15, for a program to preview the plants to be sold at their Annual Vegetable-Herb Sale. The program will be held at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg. The doors open at 8:30 a.m., program from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. For more information call 281-341-7068 or visit www.fbmg.com.

Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are 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: 281325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com.

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ONGOING Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com.

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The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North Are you a stay at home mom? We have playgroups, socials, mom’s night out, book clubs, and many more fun things planned! Any age children are welcome, or just come yourself if your children are in school. For more info email momsclub_sln@yahoo.com.

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Registration now open Sienna Panthers Lacrosse Registration for Spring Season (2014) is now open. Accepting boys from 1st grade to 12th grade! For more information and to register online, go to fbpantherslax.org. Fridays in November Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, Jan. 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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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Stephen J. Morris recital Stephen J. Morris in Recital at New Hope Lutheran Church, Sunday, February 16, 3:00 p.m., 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Ft. Bend Co. Human Trafficking Summit Sponsored by Fort Bend Co. & hosted by Ft. Bend Co. Task Force Representatives, this summit will be held Fri., Feb. 21, 8 a.m.-noon, Fort Bend Co. Justice Center, Jury Assembly Room, 1st floor, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond. Guest speakers, Judge Shoemake; State Rep. John Zerwas; Holly Smith; Emily Waters; Lindsay Speed; and Judge Angela Ellis. RSVP to rsvpht@fortbendcountytx.gov by February 7.

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New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. Feb. 17, 2014, May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713-222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG.

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First United Methodist Church The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County presents "The Jig Is Up" in Concert Featuring Author Paulette Jiles and Linda Castillo

presents Reading between the Wines The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County invites you to the second annual Reading between the Wines event at Safari Texas Ranch on Friday, February 7, 2014. This year the two New York Times best-selling authors featured are Paulette Jiles and Linda Castillo. Paulette Jiles is a poet and memoirist. Her bestselling novels include Enemy Women, Stormy Weather and The Color of Lightning. She won Canada’s highest award for poetry, The Governor General’s Award. She lives near San Antonio, Texas. Among her list of bestselling novels is Lighthouse Island. “I don’t know how many dystopian novels I’ve read in the course of writing Lighthouse Island. And thus I came upon the master, Jack Vance. Next to Bradbury, of

course,” says Jiles. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the sequel to Lighthouse Island, which she Linda Castillo is currently working on. Linda Castillo knew from an early age that she wanted to be a writer-and penned her first novel at the age of thirteen. She's published thirty books for three New York publishing houses and won numerous industry awards, including the Golden Heart, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and a nomination for the prestigious Rita. Her debut thriller, "Sworn to Silence", garnered starred reviews from Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, and

Booklistand spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. A ticket to the event Paulette Jiles includes an opportunity to hear about the novels, the chance to purchase an autographed copy of Paulette and Linda’s books and the unique offer to meet other authors. Additional featured authors at the event include: Nathan Barber, Betty Verdino, Kathy Duval and Julia Heaberlin. For tickets, sponsorship information or to learn more about Reading between the Wines, please visit www. ftbendliteracy.org or call Cari at 281.240.8181.

Citizen Police Academy application period open through February 24 Want to discover firsthand what it takes to be a police officer, get to know your beat officer and learn more about criminal investigation? Find out by signing up for the Sugar Land Police Department's Citizens Police Academy. The 10-week course begins Feb. 27 with students meeting once a week from 7-10 p.m., including weekend courses such as firearm simulations, mock building searches and simulated traffic stops.   

While learning about the challenges faced by police officers, laws affecting citizens, the judicial system and emergency management, participants personally interact with officers, detectives and other personnel in a nontraditional law enforcement setting. The training program consists of classroom and "hands on" instruction designed to provide interested Sugar Land citizens with a working knowledge of the

Sugar Land Police Department, its personnel and emergency management operations. The class is offered free of charge to Sugar Land residents and individuals who work in Sugar Land.  Participants must be at least 18 years old. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 24.  For more information, visit  www. sugarlandtx.gov/index. aspx?nid=514 or register online at https://volunteer. sugarlandtx.gov.

The Friends of the Arts committee, First United Methodist Church, Missouri City presents in concert, "The Jig Is Up". The ensemble combines fiddle, flute accordion, guitar and vocals for a vibrant rendition of the lively traditional dance music and songs of Ireland. Come and enjoy a toe-tapping afternoon on Saturday, February 8 at 4 p.m. in the church’s Chapel of the Resurrection. The concert is free to the public due to the support of benefactors, but love donations will be graciously accepted. The event will take place at First United Methodist Church, Missouri City located at 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City (cross street is Murphy Road). A welcome sign will be

on Murphy Road leading to the church parking lot where handicapped parking is available. For more details, please

call (281) 499-3502 or email us at FriendsoftheArts@ comcast.net or check us out online at www.fumcmc.org.

"The Jig is Up" members to be featured at concert.

Land Use Forum speakers announced for Feb. 12 The third session in the Land Use Forum series - Town Square and Beyond: Creating Places for the Community - is scheduled for Feb. 12, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard Drive. The session will focus on understanding what it takes to create places that constantly attract people and how surrounding land uses can benefit from creating places for the community to gather. Speakers will include Robert Tullis, vice president and director of design for GID Development and Robert Gibbs, president of Gibbs Planning Group and director at the Urban Retail Institute. The presentations will highlight areas important to the near- and long-term success of

Sugar Land and the session will include community roundtable discussions and opportunities for the public to provide input. 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.   The speaker series is a way to engage the community and get them thinking about the types of

developments appropriate for our City in the future.  Participation and feedback from a wide variety of people in the community is important.  The speakers for the forums are recognized experts in their fields. Those unable to attend the Land Use Forum sessions may watch via a live broadcast on SLTV 16 or online at www. sugarlandtx.gov/landuseplan and submit questions during the event.  Previous forums may also be viewed online. 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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