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Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land and the Fort Bend County Women’s Center are paying homage to all the greats – I Love Lucy, Happy Days, M*A*S*H, Perry Mason and many more at Boogie 2013 “Happy Days in Your Classic Chevrolet: A Tribute to Classic TV” This year’s event will be held at the Stafford Centre on Saturday, March 23, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Individual tickets are available for $75 each. For more information on any of these opportunities, please visit www.fortbendwomenscenter.org, email boogie@ fortbendwomenscenter.org or contact Jacki Breckon at 832-435-1322. Boogie chairs, volunteers and sponsors get ready to Kick Off Boogie with Title Sponsor, Don Kerstetter, of Classic Chevrolet! Shown are: Dorine Craig, Nancy Colmenares, Crissy Nolan, Don Kerstetter, Lizzie Dragon, Courtney Culver, Dustin Fessier, and Marta Mohan. See related article on page 12

Sugar Land Town Square thriving 10-years later said.  "It is our heart and soul.  It did create our identity." The 32-acre mixed-use development in the center of Sugar Land has evolved into an award-winning, mixeduse development that earned a Houston Business Journal Landmark Award in 2005 for "Best Community Impact" and another in 2006 for "Best Mixed

Use Development." In January, Sugar Land Town Square was a finalist for the Urban Land Institute's Development of Distinction award. "Back in the mid-90's when we first started discussing this idea, an urban design was a very new SLTS, continued on page 8

Stafford MSD school construction could come down to the wire There is some concern among Stafford MSD top administrators that the construction timeline for the school campuses will come down to the wire with the start of the Fall 2013/2014 school year. The $49.9 million dollar bond that was approved in May of 2011 is nearing

completion. As of the February 2012 board meeting, there were 168 days left for the bond deadline with 58% of the job completed. Much of the work and renovations left will be finished over the summer, once the students are out of school. The unpredictability of what lies behind some of the walls is the concern. Anyone

who's renovated their home knows about the surprises that can be found along the way. The condition of the plumbing and electricity won't truly be realized until the first days of summer break. There's reason to be optimistic. All of the SMSD, continued on page 8

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A couple of youngsters and their grandfather were out for a walk in rural northwest Fort Bend County when one of the boys suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. The incident unfolded on Saturday, February 23, about 4:15p.m. According to Sheriff Troy Nehls’ spokesman Bob Haenel, “The grandfather and his two

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his leg, but upon inspection, discovered what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The child was taken to an emergency care clinic on Texas 99/Grand Parkway where he was then taken by Fort Bend ambulance to Texas Children’s Hospital where he underwent surgery. The child is expected to recover, said Haenel. The case remains under investigation.

attractive, young women. A spokesman for SugarDaddie .com said the offer was legitimate.‘The company is trying to put itself literally and figuratively on the map," Darren Shuster said. "It is certainly a marketing campaign," he added. Shuster said after Thompson turned down the first offer, "We did some calculations on the back of a napkin and decided that four and a half million would probably hit the spot."

Thompson agreed to a second meeting with Shuster but had a proposition of his own. “I said, Why don't you relocate here and for every dollar that you save in taxes you can donate 50 percent to charity,” Thompson said. SugarDaddie.com declined Thompson's offer. The web site has pro-positioned at least two other cities with the word "sugar" in their name.

Two Fort Bend men in hot water for medical scams  By LeaAnne Klentzman

A Richmond man entered a guilty plea and charges still are pending against his Sugar Land co-conspirator for scams. United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced Monday that Joseph Edem, 53, of Richmond, has been convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud relating to medically unnecessary diagnostic testing and physical therapy. Originally, Edem was indicted

along with former doctor Donald Gibson II, 56, of Sugar Land. Edem’s legal problems stem from his operation of medical clinics. According to federal prosecutors, those clinics were operated in other individual names in an effort to conceal Edem’s financial interest in the businesses. In Monday’s plea deal, Edem admitted that he conspired to cause the submission of false claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and share in

the proceeds. Edem further admitted to having paid patient recruiters for referring Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries, as well as, having paid Medicare beneficiaries for showing up at the medical clinics. In the indictment, his coconspirator, Donald Gibson II, of Sugar Land, is alleged to have prescribed, and authorized medically unnecessary diagnostic tests and other procedures which SCAMS, continued on page 8

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According to Sheriff Nehls’ spokesman A Fresno family fight ended Bob Haenel, with one brother shooting another. deputies Daniel Rice, 25, of Fresno responded has been arrested and charged to a shooting with aggravated assault/family call in the violence after shooting his brother Daniel Rice 1700 block of last Thursday evening. Avenue A in Fresno about 8 p.m. When they arrived on the scene they discovered a 44-year-old man collapsed on the driveway suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Haenel said the victim was moved by Fort Bend Emergency High winds blow smoldering embers in a mulch fire at the Living Earth soil and compost business near Richmond on US 90A between FM 359 and Pitts Road.  At press time no injures were reported and fire is expected By LeaAnne Klentzman to burn for up to a week. If ever there was a group about Girl Power – that would be “The Star” – however, fighting in the parking lot, that’s not girl power…that’s just trashy! A Sunday morning or two ago, sheriff’s deputies were called to the Frank ‘N Steins Bar on Highway 66 on the north end of the county at about 2:30 am. Initially deputies thought they By LeaAnne Klentzman

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Medical Services to a nearby location where he could be airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Haenel said, “Detectives learned that the two brothers began to argue and Daniel Rice shot his brother with a shotgun.” Rice was tracked to a residence in the 4400 block of Clover Street in Houston where he was arrested with assistance from the Houston Police Department. Daniel Rice faces two Aggravated Assault charges and is being held without bond in the Fort Bend County Jail.

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2013 International Festival of Fort Bend set for March 24 at Stafford Centre Russian born and educated Oksana Chernuk is no stranger to the International Festival of Fort Bend, or this area for that matter. She’s from a village in Odessa, Ukraine, and will once again be staging performances at the Stafford Centre for the annual event to be held on Sunday, March 24 from noon to 6 p.m. One of the major differences this time…she’ll be doing it as an American. She became a

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doing several numbers that will add sophistication to our international festival with this world class performing group,” said Nazy Khadivian, the festival coordinator. “Our students in the dance studio are all ages and we are able to feature a diverse array of high quality dancers,” adds Oskana. The dance company also

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Tom & Barbara Chesney of Sugar Land, Texas and Richard Mrotek & Ann Mrotek of Appleton, Wisconsin are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Lieutenant Matthew Robert Chesney and Amanda Marie Mrotek. Matthew earned his BS in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 2008. He is currently serving as a Naval Aviator in the United States Navy and is presently stationed at NAS Lemoore California. Amanda earned her BS in Marketing from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and will complete her Masters of Education from the University of Southern California in May 2013. Matthew and Amanda will be united in marriage July 6, 2013 in Lake Tahoe, California.

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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

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CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am the hub - 11:00am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am www.cumcsl.org

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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 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missori City, TX 77459 Education hour for all ages: 9:15am Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am www.newhopelc.org Open Skies Worship: 8:30am • www.fumcmc.org Sunday School All Ages 9:45am FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729

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

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

800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship NON DENOMINATIONAL

BRIGHTON CHURCH • 281-988-7755 11925 SW Frwy 59 • Stafford (Between W. Airport and Murphy Rd.) Sunday Worship: 10:30am www.brightonhouston.org • Refreshing & Relevant

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

Scripture of the week “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish” —1 John 4:11

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Kites will fill the sky at the city’s fourth annual Cultural Kite Festival on March 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd. Everyone is invited to enjoy the festival and participate in activities such as kite flying lessons, a family photo area, various cultural performances and kite flying competitions. Don’t have a kite?  Don’t worry!  A kite-making workshop will be onsite for children to build, design and take home their own kites as memorabilia. The kite contest is open to all ages, shapes and sizes. Anyone who wants to compete is encouraged to participate. There is no cost to enter. Registration will be located at the blue City of Sugar Land tent at the times listed below. First- , second- and third-place trophies will be awarded for each category. Listed in order are: Registration Time - Contest Time - Winners Announced • Largest Kite - 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. • Smallest Kite - 11 am. - 11:30 a.m. - Noon • Most Unique Kite - noon 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. • Highest Flying Kite - 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. • Most Colorful Kite - 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Other entertainment will include walk-around characters and stilt walkers who will roam the meadow enticing the crowd with their visual artistry and movement. Face painting, henna tattoos and calligraphy art will be available for children. All activities and entertainment are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be sold by local onsite food vendors. Limited parking will be available at Sugar Land Memorial Park. Additional parking will be available at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus, 14000 University Blvd., where free event shuttle services will be provided. For more information, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at (281) 275-2885 or visit www. sugarlandtx.gov.

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Was your home damaged by Hurricane Ike? The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Ike Disaster Recovery Program is for homeowners whose primary residence was damaged by Hurricane Ike. The home must have existing Hurricane Ike Damage and be located in one of the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker or Waller. The applicant must exhibit low to moderate income, and the owner must have been residing in the home as a primary residence when Hurricane Ike made landfall on September 13, 2008. Participation is limited, and specific eligibility requirements apply. Assistance is not guaranteed. Assistance may be in the form of repair, rehabilitation or reconstruction. No cash benefits or reimbursements will be provided through this home repair assistance program. Visit www.H-GACIkeHousing.com or call (877) 442-2777.

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March 7, 9 a.m.–Noon City Hall Community Center Auditorium 1522 Texas Parkway in Missouri City

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We need to defund Samuel Betances’ $200,000 grossly offensive government indoctrination training sessions. Americans cannot bail Detroit out of its eight-year $327M deficit crisis—or Chicago. We need to defund the $156M/year that govt employees are spending on union activities. The Dept of Education is not a federal issue and needs to be disbanded. The

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RIVERSTONE..... $1,299,800

ATASCOCITA TRAILS...$159,900

CANYON GATE AT WESTHEIMER LAKES..$200,000

SUGAR LAND........$149,900

RICHMOND............$249,000

LAKES OF WILLIAM RANCH.. $1,299,000

CANYON GATE.....$223,900

CREEKMONT.........$200,000

BRAEBURN GARDENS.$289,900

MANORS AT RIVERSTONE....$224,900 RIVERPARK WEST.............$

RIVERSTONE.........$750,000

SUGAR LAND........$156,900

OAKS OF ROSENBERG.$245,000

ROSENBERG...........$129,900

1.66 Acres, located just north of Hwy 59 & east of Hwy 36. Property had all utilities connected to a building last year. (2102MO)

Great Westchase location! Large 1/1 corner unit; ground lvl condo ceiling fans; 2 Lighted tennis courts; (10051WE)

SUSSEX CONDO.....$35,000

NEW TERRITORY.$208,000

ANGELTON...............$20,000

COLONY LAKES...$269,900

TELFAIR.....................$475,000

RIVERPARK WEST..$250,000

Double front door. E story foyer w/ paino parlour. 5-6 bedrooms/5 full & 1 half baths/3 car garage (4831SH)

Approx. 4 UNRESTRICTED acres. Completely fenced, 4 ft. horse fence. 5,000 sq. ft slab & frame. (2500PL)

Best Buy in area. 85,500 sq ft lot. ($3.39 a sq. ft.) Two lots combined to total 1.9628 acres. (10215BR)

5-6/4.5/3 in exclusive gated community. Master & second bedroom down. Media room, paneled office. (4214RO)

Gated Community 1/1 on the 14th floor. Amenities incl. water/sewer/basic cable, swimming pool (7520HO)

Beautiful waterfront 4/2.5/2. Kitchen w/granite, master down, gameroom & study up. Patio w/hottub. (6702PB)

3/4 Bedrooms with 2.5 baths/2 car garage. Laminate wood & tile floors down. Replaced carpet. (6003CA)

Stunning custom home w/groin vaulted ceilings & designer touches throughout! Pool/Spa (1007GE)

Better than new construction, manned gate, granite counters & SS appls in kit. & much more. (25219FC)

Excellent opportunity to make this beautiful, spacious & bright WATERFRONT home your own. (5806WC)

Gorgeous Luxurious Townhome 5-6 bedroom/4.5 baths/2 car garage. built by WESTPORT Homes. 3/2.5/2 2 bedrooms 2.5 baths down. Black Gated Community. (4338LW) granite countertops. (2118TM)

Remodeled * Master down w/fireplace * Gameroom up * 2 story family room* Pergo flooring. (2632HC)

1 Story 4/2/2 formals, kitchen w/ granite, refrig/w/d/TV incl. Large master, flagstone patio. (614AW)

Stunning 4/3.1/3Tandem home in desired Telfair! Soaring ceilings, spiraling staircase(1902CA)

5/3.5/2 Formals, Family room has wall of windows. Isl Kit host GE SS appl., granite countertops. (2606WA)

1/2 acre site that had a home on it & was removed. Property is clean & clear, ready to build on. (539AN)

4/3.5/3 w/3,476 Sq. Ft/FCAD. Shows like a model home, tons of upgrades, granite counters (2006GW)

NORTHWEST PARK. $95,000

MISSION BEND/SAN MIGUEL. .$114,900

GOLIAD....................$259,000

SETTLERS PARK...$195,000

GARDENS OF AVALON...$519,900

QUAIL VALLEY......$269,900

SUGAR GROVE.....$177,000

BRAEBURN GLEN..$65,000

SIENNA PLANTATION. $365,000

IDLEWOOD CONDO......$29,900

QUAIL VALLEY/THUNDERBIRD..$154,900

RIVERSTONE..... $1,350,000

CRESCENT PARK VILLAGE..$119,900

ALCORN BEND.....$968,880

BRAEBURN GARDENS..$260,000

SWEETWATER.... $1,290,000

SIENNA PLANTATION. $255,000

VENETIAN ESTATES.....$499,900

TEXANA....................$129,900

FORT BEND SOUTH...$145,000

4/2.5/2. Lrg. den & formal dining room. Master bedrm is down. This home has a fabulous pool!! (16338GR)

Like new Perry home with tile & wood floors, granite/ Stainless. 4 bedrooms. Covered patio. (2827WC)

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Completely remodeled kitchen w/ top of the line appliances. Pool/SPA. Great Home. (4410WI)

3 bedrms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 story, gaslog fireplace, covered back patio. Next to Elementary School. (8539WE)

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3 bedroom/2 baths, fresh paint, new tile, new carpet. Easy access to 249, Beltway 8, FM 1960 and 45 (6614RS)

Update 4/3/2 Spacious home w/2 bedrms down & 3 full baths. Neutral decore w/lots of storage. (3035MO)

Ft. Bend Schools, Master dwn, w/ seperate shower, dble sinks. Open kit. 18” tile in kit. (14931SS)

GOLF COURSE & LAKE VIEW! floating spiral staircase. 2 bedrooms w/2 full baths down. (3306OC)

WATERFRONT! 3 bedroom/2/2 with study. Hi ceilings in den, dining & Study. Low tax rate. (115CA)

Amazing starter home completely redone w/fresh int/ext paint. 4/2/2. Easy access to Hwy 6. (15618EN)

Fully furnished house. Amazing waterfront property in the Gardens of Avalon. (5218WE)

Nice home. Some updating has been done. 3/2/2 Replace appls, recent roof, oven, water heater. (8818BI)

Custom 5 bedrooms, 4 baths on corner lot, golf course community. Over 2800 Sq, Ft, (3603El)

1.3 acres per appraisal district in north of W. Airport and east of Murphy Rd. (10510WI)

Waterfront lot in lovely gated community w/walking trails, Equestrian center & enchanting lakes. (2627CC)

Great for Corporate retreat or Family Reunions. Resort style living. Very open. (555WN)

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Spacious two story with pool. Neutral decor. Wonderful kitchen with lots and lots of storage! (10239SL)

Unforgetable Lakeviews! 5-7 bedrooms/5.5/4 2 bedrooms down w/2 full baths & media rm down. (20SP)

Elegant residence on desirable street with pool, spa, elevator and decorated to the max. (39DP)

3/2/2 + Study. Stone on front elevation. Hi ceilings, extended tile foyer, crown molding thru-out. (118EL)


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SUGAR CREEK • Lovely 3-BD 1-story patio home with wonderful landscaping on a private cul-de-sac & the golf course. Huge living area w/high ceilings, lots of storage & closet space. Glassed in hot tub area with skylights. Sunroom could have other uses!!! Master has sitting area. 2-Living areas in the huge living area, fireplace, wet bar, formal dining. Open, light, airy. Sq ft is larger per seller by recent measurements. Great traffic flow for entertaining! $311,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

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SUGAR CREEK • Gorgeous updated one story patio home on the golf course. Home is larger than tax records show as a room has been added on the back which opens to main living area. Master bath redone, wet bar, kitchen totally redone, granite & stainless. Hardwood floors except sunroom & bedrooms. Open, light & bright. Atruim in entrance, great home for entertaining! Patio off kitchen, study could be 3rd bedroom. Really pretty home!! Really nice view!! Don’t miss it!!! $298,500. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

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COMMONWEALTH ARBOR PARK – –Come see showcase this Spectacular Homebeginning located GREATWOOD Stunning home from on end! a oversize lot w/curved that backsstaircase. to a greenbelt w/lush landscaping to Grand 2culdesac story entry Customs built-ins thru-out. a huge lap pool patio w/raised brick built-in planter entertain. fabulous Dble French doors&todecking. study. LgPrivate living rm w/soaring ceilings, for entertaining. This & upgraded has a &to tons die for ctr. Open concept kit.spacious w/island,updated SS appls., convec. home microwave of kit. w/bullnosed granite countertops appls. 20’’tilecov. flooring on the cabinets & counter space. Brkfast rmupdated overlooking extend. patio w/lush diagonal. Lg. Hg breakfast area w/builtin butlersarea pantry. Newbath light w/hg tan speckled landscaping. exec. master ste w/sitting & grand walk-in frieze carpet & int built-ins! paint(5/12). flrs.J&J in For. Din. UpgradedShutters, Master closet w/fabulous Lg Hardwood gamerm. up. bath.Plantation bath. See! $418,710 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM35PE) (VM7618TR) Must $355,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200

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AVALON - GARDENS OF AVALON • Fully furnished house. Amazing waterfront property in the gardens of avalon. Awesome floorplan. Located on a cul-de-sec.Featuring 5 bedrooms with an open floor plan. Fully painted interior and exterior recently. New wood floors in formal dinning and living. Gameroom upstairs. Zoned to awesome schools. $519,900 (5218WE)

WM LUSK • Country property with no restrictions, atv, horses ok. Country living, four bedroom home is on 1.66 Acres and is ready to move in condition. Oversized kitchen spacious living area, excellent for entertaining, master with three bedrooms. Quiet neighborhood, with quick access to the freeway. A must see! $219,900 (814TO)

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SIENNA PLANTATION Beautiful Sienna Plantation home, Over 5300 sf by Perry, master wing, hardwoods, tile, huge island kitchen + morning room, sunroom, 3 car auto court, gameroom, media room up, highly customized, across from golf course, close to water park, new access this year,super clean & ready for you! Oversized lot. $499,000. (9106ST)

WOODLAND WEST Well-taken care of 4/2/2 with many updates & redone bathrooms, great closets, super clean & ready for move-in. Big yard with dog run & storage shed, quiet street, big trees, $94,500, ready for move-in.2 living areas, split floor plan. Woodland West, low Stafford Taxes. $94,500 (915RO)

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3411 CALOWAY CT. Sienna Plantation 4/3.5/3: Property located on beautiful wooded lot. Formals, study, & gameroom. Sharon Kaye $256,900

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SUGAR LAND! 5 bedrooms 3.5 bath on big corner lot. Over 3600 sqft! Seller spent over $25K on upgrades/ improvements. New tile thruout downstairs. Gourmet island kitchen with granite. CLEMENTS high school. REDUCED AGAIN TO $300,000!

SIENNA PLANTATION Built in 2005! Original owners. 4100 sqft! with 4 bedrooms 3.5 bath, study & gameroom. Almost $50K in upgrades! Huge corner lot with 3 car + extension detached garage! All tile and hardwoods downstairs. A great home priced to go at $365,000!

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Looking for a home with a view and a place to retreat and relax? Look no further, gorgeous one story home on the water on a cul-desac lot with lush landscaping with sprinkler system, tiered decking with hot tub, fishing pier, area for grilling and relaxing. Don’t miss this home with open floorplan, fantastic master suite with views, formal dining and study. Recently replaced top of line zoned heating and cooling system, this will sell quickly!!

PECAN GROVE FORT BEND SCHOOLS! POOL/ SPA/WATERFALL! 1 story 3 bedrooms & formal dining. New interior paint, wood laminate floors thru-out. Updated over $20K. Shows great and ready for fast sale! Bring your offers! $140’s

FORT BEND! 1 story 3 bedrooms 2 full bath. Washer/dryer, Fridge, & blinds, all included! Plus closing cost help with Builder’s lender. Over 1800 sqft! Better than Renting. Close to Hwy 59 South. Call for details! Great Investment home too. Pool & Lake in neighborhood and close to shopping.

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QUAIL VALLEY - Popular cottage home 2 bedroom 2 ½ bath just a short walk from Quail Valley City Centre and golf course. Beautifully updated & remodeled with Granite kitchen counters and stainless appliances, woodlaminate flooring throughout living areas and master bedroom. All bathrooms updated with new cabinetry, counters, sinks, lighting, etc. Master bath completely remodeled - you’ll love the big tiled shower!! $149,900 (3011QV)

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Yale Street in the Heights to raise money to help cover the team’s expenses. All-you-caneat crawfish and a clear crisp afternoon attracted a number of supporters to the event. “We are passionate about the cause behind this event and raising money for research,” said Henderson. “That’s why we decided to go for it.” “We’ve been challenged by another team to see who can raise the most money,” said Martini. “That makes it even more fun and it’s a win-win for us and multiple sclerosis research,” said Martini. “We are determined to win.”

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Don Burns, RE/MAX Heritage, receives 5 Star Realtor Award award program in North America. His selection was the result of a rigorous research process that included a regulatory and consumer complaint review, and an evaluation of objective criteria associated with real estate agents who provide quality services to their clients. Don received an honor that reflects his hard work and dedication. You can reach Don at RE/ MAX Heritage, 281-4916274, Don@donburns.com

LAKE OLYMPIA • WATERFRONT! - Exceptional opportunity to make this beautiful WATERFRONT home your own. Open floor plan w/high ceilings in living area. Bedrooms are spacious w/master down & a game room up. Gated community w/lots of amenities. A fabulous FOUNTAIN adds a great touch to the breathtaking view! Call now! (5806WC)

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Local Allstate agency owner Jane Spellman received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for her Jane Spellman commitment to helping others and community service. Because of Spellman’s outstanding volunteerism, The Allstate Foundation awarded a $1000 grant to the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) where Spellman volunteers. The grant specifically goes towards ABWA’s Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarships to female students who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges, universities and community/vocational schools. Allstate, its agents, and employees have a proud history of putting their good hands to work in supporting Texas communities, promoting volunteerism and providing financial resources to enable local organizations to help others. Now in its 61st year, The Allstate Foundation has given more than $300 million in financial contributions to communities around the country and in 2012, gave $686,000 in Texas “The Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award celebrates the spirit of service and commitment to communities where we live, work and do business,” said Phil Lawson,

Field Senior Vice President of Allstate’s Texas Region. “With support from The Allstate Foundation, Spellman and the ABWA are making our hometown a stronger, safer place. The Allstate Foundation awards $2 million every year to nonprofit organizations across the country in honor of dedicated Allstate agency owners who give back to their communities through outstanding volunteerism. To be eligible for nomination, Allstate agency owners must volunteer, mentor, or lead a nonprofit of their choice. About The Allstate Foundation Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit www. AllstateFoundation.org. or call Jane Spellman at 281-242-3222.

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Don Burns has been named as a 2013 Five Star Real Estate Agent. He was congratulated on reaching a level of Don Burns excellence achieved by fewer than 7 percent of the real estate agents in the area. Don was recognized by the largest and most widely published real estate agent

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Martha Turner Properties Realtor associate Ashton Martini is raising funds for the Martha Turner Properties BP MS-150 team. A recent convert to long-distance bike riding, Martini is captain of the company’s 20-member team that will ride from Houston to Austin on April 20 and 21. The riders will stop for the night in La Grange and arrive in Austin on the second day. On Saturday, February 17, Martini and the team’s co-captain, his Realtor assistant Courtney Henderson, held a fund-raising crawfish boil at Martini’s listing on 1233

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Fort Bend ISD Live Well Employee Wellness Program supports heart health, and program sponsors recently encouraged district employees to join in the fight against heart disease by taking part in “FBISD Wear Red Day” on February 14. Employees from district offices and schools, as well as many students, came out in full force to support the cause. Shown supporting “FBISD Wear Red Day” are a few FBISD Administration Building staff members (clockwise, from top center) Dawn Palacios, Brenda Melton, Vickie Tracey, Barbara Mucka, Christine Clinton, Vicky Corona, Melanie Mitchell, Janet Singleton, Stacey Crews, Janie Banda, Emily Zeitler, Emily Snyder, Mary Lou Robertson, Sherry Gregston, Brooke Foster, Linda Lundquist, Cindy Mucka, Dr. Tracy HokeGinsburg, Karen Fontenot, Pamela Shaw and Diana Garcia.

A presentation from TAMSA Student Testing in Texas March 1 The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host Student Testing in Texas: A Presentation from Susan Kellner TAMSA on Friday, March 1, with Susan Kellner & Karen Beck. The luncheon will be held at The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Sugar Land, from 11:30AM - –1:00PM. Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment (TAMSA) serves the mission to improve public education in Texas through the use of meaningful and effective student assessments that allow

for more productive classroom instruction and more efficient use of public funds. TAMSA is a statewide, grassroots Karen Beck organization comprised of parents and other community members concerned with the emphasis on high stakes STAAR tests. Individual Member Reservation available for $25 - Non-Member Reservation available for $35 – At the door for $40. Register today at www.FortBendChamber. com or contact Farrah Gandhi at 281-566-2152 or Farrah@fortbendcc.org.


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A New Territory man was robbed at gunpoint in his driveway in the 700 block of Dew Bridge Court, Thursday morning, February 20. The man told responding deputies that morning, about 10 a.m., he returned home after forgetting his wallet. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “Upon his return,

when he was getting out of his vehicle, he was confronted by a black male wearing an orange baseball cap who was holding a small handgun. The suspect demanded cash, and the victim complied.” With cash in hand, the suspect got into a small white car and drove eastbound on Dew Bridge Drive. The case remains under investigation.

Fourteen FBISD Presidential Scholar Candidates named Fourteen Fort Bend ISD students have been selected by the U. S. Department of Education as candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates for the Scholars Program are: Austin High School – Travis Yeh; Clements High School – Raymond Cano, Erin Dierker, Steven Flolid, Wenyang Fu, Gabriel Pham, Lilly Shen, Benjamin Tu, Haotian Wu and Sang Xie; Dulles High School – Nick Liu and Robert Shen; and Kempner High School – Robert Cyprus and Haley Escamilla. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school students. In honoring the Presidential Scholars, the President of the United States symbolically honors

all graduating high school seniors of high potential. Approximately 3,000 candidates for the Presidential Scholars program are selected each year for the academic component of the program, based on having scored exceptionally well on the College Board SAT or the ACT assessment. To confirm their interest and assist in the selection process, candidates must submit required application materials. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts.

Northeast convenience store robbed

and demanded money. Haenel said the suspect Early Monday morning, was described as about 6', and February 25, about 1:20 a.m., weighing about 135 pounds. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s He was wearing a military deputies responded to an green/tan/black camouflage aggravated robbery at the style bandana over a purple Stripes convenience store in bandana. He also had black the 7400 block of FM 1464 glasses on and was wearing a near Bellaire Boulevard in the zippered-front black hoodie, Mission Bend area of Fort Bend.   black Dickie-style pants, black According to Sheriff’s boots, and black gloves. Haenel spokesman Bob Haenel, the said the store clerks were suspect entered the store with unsure of the suspect’s race. a black, full-length shotgun No injuries were reported. By LeaAnne Klentzman

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Sugar Land Town Square thriving 10-years later Ltd. "Ten years later, we're happy to see this vision come to life." concept for a largely suburban The long-term economic benefit entity like Sugar Land," Morales to the City of Sugar Land will said. come through the expiration of the Today, with the Marriott Hotel Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone and Conference Center as the (TIRZ) in 2025. The tax revenues anchor, Town Center has 563,000 generated from the project are square feet of office space, 166 utilized to repay debt issued for condominiums at City Plaza, the development. By the time the Sugar Land City Hall and more TIRZ expires in 2025, the City than 60 retail and restaurants. will realize an estimated $5 million "There were only six restaurants benefit from the development. planned in the original design," When the city pays off the last Morales told the council. "Today bonds in 2027, the net cumulative we have 31 so it is an example of economic impact will be $7.7 milwhere we recognized we had a lion, and thereafter, the City will successful market and we capital- benefit from approximately $2.9 ized on it." million in annual revenues from Sugar Land Town Square was various taxes (sales, property, hotel created by a public-private partner- and mixed beverage). ship and the city estimates that it Sugar Land Town Square has exceeded original investment was created by a public-private estimates by more than $55 milpartnership that included Planned lion.  Retail occupancy is at 93% Community Developers (then and sales taxes and mixed beverSugarland Properties), the City of age taxes higher than projected. Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, "Sugar Land Town Square was Levee Improvement District 2, envisioned to be a true town center the Sugar Land Development for our community - a place where Corporation, the Sugar Land 4B people could gather, conduct busi- Corporation, the Sugar Land Town ness and socialize with one anoth- Square TIRZ #1 and the Sugar er," said Les Newton, president of Land Town Square Development Planned Community Developers, Authority. SLTS, continued from page 1

Two Fort Bend men in hot water for medical scams 

caused more than $19.4 million in medical claims to be submitted to the Medicare and Texas Medicaid Programs. As a result, Medicare deposited approximately $8.5 million into a bank account owned and controlled by Gibson. After entering a plea of guilty, Edem is scheduled to be sentenced on May 28, 2013. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison, as well as a possible $250,000 fine. The case against Gibson is pending.

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included allergy tests, pulmonary function tests, vestibular tests, urodynamic tests, and physical therapy, among others. These services were then billed to Medicare and Medicaid for payment under Gibson’s billing number, said federal officials. The indictment indicated that the fraud occurred from January 2007 through January 2012, whereby Gibson allegedly

Girl fight, they never end right GIRL, continued from page 1

Anyway, as the fight goes on… shoes, cell phones, and wristlets went fly’n! We hear tell that boyfriends were pick’n up the fly’n stuff, but seems they just weren’t fast enough… an opportunistic gawker snagged a wristlet, keys, and other property “abandoned” by the brawl’n babes. Thank goodness for an observant onlooker, aka: cheerleader, deputies were given the license plate of the purloining

Stafford MSD school construction could come down to the wire

Civic Center has been reserved for the first week of school. Orientation will be held here, and if needed, some classes. So far, though, every deadline Stafford MSD has set, they've met. Board President, Ettienne Zak commended the work on the project so far, advising not to rush. "Make sure the job is done right. Don't sacrifice quality."

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Fort Bend ISD’s Annual String Fling slated for February 28

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Fort Bend ISD will host its annual String Fling Concert on Thursday, February 28, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Wheeler Field House, 16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. Admission is free. The event will showcase the talents of beginning orchestra students from 12 of FBISD’s middle

schools (including: Baines, Bowie, Crockett, Dulles, First Colony, Fort Settlement, Garcia, Hodges Bend, Lake Olympia, Quail Valley, Sartartia and Sugar Land). This year’s guest performer will be renowned, professional violinist, Crystal PlohmanWiegman.  Raised in the Suzuki

String Method program, Crystal She has worked with Chet followed in her father’s footsteps Atkins and other country greats as a champion Canadian and has performed in several fiddler. She is the only person countries including Ireland, to place as a Top-4 Finalist in Japan, and China. Crystal the Canadian and American is most widely known for Grand Masters Championships, her work with children and as well as the Canadian Open teachers in her clinic program, Fiddling Championships. “Connecting the Strings,” After successfully competing which has been presented at for 15 years across Canada hundreds of schools and educator and the U.S., Crystal moved to conferences across the country. Nashville, Tennessee in 1994 Come and support the after an invitation to be Mark efforts of these talented O’Connor’s assistant in his fiddle young musicians from Fort Campaign, which officially program at Vanderbilt University. Bend ISD’s string orchestra kicked off January 31 with a goal She later served as Director of programs as they perform with of raising $350,000, is an effort the Fiddling program and created renowned violinist and fiddler, by the volunteers, supporters the International Fiddle School. Crystal Plohman-Wiegman. and staff of the YMCA to make sure that the non-profit mission of the YMCA is achieved. The mission or goal of the YMCA is to strive to provide all of its programs, services and by Dr. Eric Tepper memberships to everyone in the community regardless of BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS their ability to afford it. During CRAMPING UP the campaign, which runs Whether they last for a few seconds or for an extended period, muscle until March 31st, dozens of Y cramps of the foot and toes can be extraordinarily painful and debilitating, volunteers will be soliciting and they can strike without warning. Maintaining the feet in one position for financial support and telling the an extended period of time can trigger cramping. Tired feet may also fall prey story of the Y’s efforts to provide to the problem. When foot and toe cramping occur, the usual causes often their programming for all. include dehydration and vitamin deficiencies. Taking measures to avoid future cramping should begin with wearing the proper size shoes. Some simple For more information on stretching exercises can also make a big difference. Most importantly, aim to the Fort Bend YMCA or its stay properly hydrated, and be sure to consume foods and beverages that will annual Partners Campaign, go provide sufficient amounts of calcium , magnesium, and potassium. to www.ymcahouston.org . Are you suffering from foot cramps or other foot problems? Don’t

Huggins Family gift helps Fort Bend Y kick off Annual Campaign

Participants in the one-mile run listen for the starting gun at Campbell Elementary's 4th annual Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Bunny Hop Fun Run held Saturday, February 23 in Greatwood. The event, which is a major fundraiser for Campbell Elementary, features a 5K, a mile run, a toddler dash, silent auction and carnival.

New store coming to Sugar Creek Village Shopping Center now at the grocery store site and confirmed by a city At what is known as the source is an entire makeover Sugar Creek Village Shopping of the building from the inside Center in Sugar Land, there will out, “and they are close to soon be a Fiesta Market Place having the building finalized.” doing business there. Residents A permit with the city was have noticed the considerable filed back in October 2012, construction underway in front of according to city spokesman the building at the 13800 block Doug Adolph, and it was to of U.S. 59, the main entrance to remodel and renovate the the Sugar Creek subdivision. One 40,324 square foot structure of them said “It seems like years in need of the updates. since those of us who live in Nothing was further available the area could take a short drive from Adolph, who said there to Gerland’s for groceries and is no specific timeline for we certainly welcome Fiesta.” completion of the Fiesta Mart Back in April of last year, in the city. The new grocery many probably recall the special store development will in all deals offered at the Grand likelihood bring additional Market upscale grocery store as jobs to the area and the store it prepared for final closure the will probably open this year. following month. Gerland’s had Other sources indicate that been operating at that location the store’s retail space at the for more than 20 years. Sugar Creek Village Shopping What is visibly underway Center has been leased. By Elsa Maxey

At the recent kick off of the YMCA’s annual Partners Campaign, the Fort Bend YMCA leadership announced that a pacesetting gift was again pledged by Bo and Amy Huggins. Earlier that month, Bo Huggins, President/ CEO of Houston Distributing, announced that his family would be pledging $50,000 to the campaign for the support of the Y’s outreach programming. The gift marks the tenth year in a row that the Huggins family has made a pacesetting gift to the YMCA’s campaign. Over the last ten years, the Huggins family has donated over a quarter of a million dollars to the Y’s annual campaign. The YMCA Partners

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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors outstanding nurse with DAISY Award Joy Fey, RN, is Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses. Joy was chosen because she has demonstrated the highest degree of compassion for her patients. She has a reputation of exceeding her job duties and responsibilities to ensure the safety and well being of her patients. For example, one of Joy’s patients was very ill; Joy learned this patient’s daughter was getting married soon. Because the patient was too

ill to attend the wedding, Joy and some of the other nurses joined efforts to have a wedding held in the patient’s room. It was of the utmost importance to the daughter that her mom was present for her wedding. Joy made it her priority to make sure this family’s wishes were met, and the wedding was successfully carried out in the patient’s room. “This is just one example of the great nurse Joy truly is,” said Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “She is a shining light to anybody that

meets her. While her knowledge and nursing skills are very sharp, it is her heart that really shines and proves that her name, Joy, truly fits her personality.” In honor of her DAISY Award selection, Joy received a certification of appreciation, a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful sculpture titled “A Healer’s Touch,” handcarved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe. “We are proud to be among the hospitals participating in the DAISY Award program,” said Leatherwood. “Nurses like Joy are every day heroes

who demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise and compassionate care, and we are excited to be able to recognize her – and our future winners – as outstanding role models for the nursing profession.” To learn more about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, please visit MethodistSugarLand. com or visit our Facebook page at FB.com/MethodistSugarLand to congratulate Joy on her award. HHHHHHHHH DAISY Award Recipient, Joy Fey, RN, with the DAISY Award Committee.

SMSD's 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament set for March 11 The weather may be cold outside now, but blue skies, gentle breezes, and beautiful green courses are just around the corner, and registration is open for the 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament!  Scheduled for Monday, March 11, at the

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The turnout was “phenomenal,” said one of the event organizers of the Exchange Club of Sugar Land Spaghetti Dinner held this past Friday at Fluor Daniel. The huge dining area was jam packed with people, excitement, and there was a long line, about 200 feet,   of those cued up to get the “best spaghetti outside of Italy,” cooked by local law enforcement agency reps.  Some of them also wore super hero costumes.  Noodles were maxed out! It was the first time the club has ever run out of spaghetti in 25 years.  This was the 26th annual event.  The food line stayed open for an hour longer as it was due to shut down at 8 p.m.   The 1,800 rolls were

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The Fort Bend Star announces the launch of a new online and on demand TV show in 2013 about real estate professional and companies in Fort Bend County. To be produced by Star Digital Studios, each weekly, 15-minute show will feature in-depth interviews, real estate agents and their listings, current mortgage rate information and real estate issues.

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served with each meal, then biscuits, and then no bread altogether, then the spaghetti pasta was switched to bow tie pasta, followed by egg noodles after a quick run to the store for more, some said that  it was for 50 more pounds.  For the dinner, about 150 pounds of spaghetti noodles were cooked, way above the 60 pound average of the previous years’ dinners, according to a club member. Numbers will soon roll out as reports are made during this week’s meeting of the Exchange Club of Sugar Land to determine the real winners of all of this effort-- the local charitable groups like Fort Bend Crime Stoppers , the Fort Bend Family YMCA, DePelchin Children's Center, Texana Center, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, and many other Fort Bend nonprofits.  It was a great turnout and area residents making the fundraiser successful are to be commended.  In previous years, the organization reports it has raised over $100,000 to help those in need.

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default.aspx?name=community. edfdtn. Companies purchasing sponsorships can use the event to reward employees, entertain clients, or thank customers.   As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. If you have participated in the past – thank you!  If you are considering to play this year – please do!  Let’s play golf and support students!

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Love Lucy, Happy Days, M*A*S*H, Perry Mason and many more at Boogie 2013 “Happy Days in Your Classic Chevrolet: A Tribute to Classic TV”. Tickets are available online at www. fortbendwomenscenter.org or by calling the Women’s Center’s office at 281-3445750. This year’s event will be held at the Stafford Centre on Saturday, March 23, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Wind your television dials back as emcee Anthony Yanez of KPRC Local 2 takes us on technicolor trip down memory lane: • The red hot sounds of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes • Ice cream sundae station catered by Rosenberg’s own Another Time Soda Fountain • Texas BBQ dinner catered by Vincek’s • Live and silent auctions • Dance and costume contests Get in on the action by becoming a sponsor, donating to the auctions and/or placing an advertisement in the program guide. Individual tickets are also available for $75 each. For more information on any of these opportunities, please visit www.fortbendwomenscenter. org , email boogie@ fortbendwomenscenter.org or contact Jacki Breckon at 832-435-1322. All proceeds raised from Boogie are used to provide free and confidential emergency shelter, counseling, crisis intervention, and other supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children.

Music Magic Class sign-up extended for 6 & 7 year old boys! Music can be such an adventure, especially for six and seven year old boys! Why not sign up the young boy in your life in Music Magic, an eight-week music enrichment program for six and seven year old boys? The Fort Bend Boys Choir, worldrenown for their positive, proactive boychoir programs, offers this course which brings music alive through the use of movement, musical games, singing and other child-centered activities. No auditions are necessary – just a love of music and singing! For this 17th season of the Music Magic program,

the class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. While the class began on February 26, boys can still sign up and get the full experience from Music Magic. This class is held at the First United Methodist Church Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. The cost for this course is only $80 and boys will receive a free Music Magic t-shirt once classes start. Classes are limited in size so please call the choir office at (281) 240-3800 to pre-register or visit their website at www.fbbctx.org.

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Sandy and Dr. Tom Chapman with Laura and Bill Hartman joined Claude Leatherwood at Insperity Club.

By Elsa Maxey

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Skeeters Hot Stove Banquet

At last week’s Skeeters Hot Stove Banquet held at Constellation Field’s Insperity Club, backers of the popular Sugar Land minor league team were treated to a panel consisting of Gary Gaetti, Larry Dierker, and Bob Watson.  The Hot Stove panelists shared memories after prompting by Sugar Land’s Brett Dolan, who served as MC and most recently as radio broadcaster for the Houston Astros Radio Network. Dolan, by the way, is married to Star reporter, Betsy Dolan.

Skeeters Manager Gaetti, a baseball standout with over 30 years experience in major and minor ball leagues Dierker, a community outreach executive for the Astros packing over 40 years baseball experience, and Watson, who achieved historic achievements backed by professional baseball experience, represented a well matched trio with casual exchanges about memorable career moments. Grover “Deacon” Jones, the special assistant to the Sugar Land Skeeters President, also spoke and

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a.m. 281-341-7068 or www.fbmg.com for more information. Bargain book sale Friends of First Colony Branch Library , 2121 Austin Parkway at Grant’s Lake , Sugar Land , will hold their monthly bargain book sale Saturday March 2, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Hardbooks $1 , paperbacks $0.50 ( some priced higher , some lower ). Lots of children’s books. GOOD CONDITION ONLY books , CD’s , DVD’s may be donated during regular library hours or at the sale. Contributions are tax deductible. Sugar Land Half Marathon The 3rd Annual SL Half marathon will be held 6:30 a.m. – noon, Sun., Mar. 3, Sugar Land Town Square, for the 3rd annual Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Half Marathon, benefiting 10 local charities. There will be live music by Chris Mitchell from 8-10 a.m. and by U2 cover band With or Without U2, from 10 a.m.–noon. Runners must be at least eight years old to participate. Sign up today at slfinishlinesports.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

Learn about legal resources Sugar Land Branch Library will present the program, “Legal Resources at the Library,” Monday, March 4, 6:00 pm, meeting room, 550 Eldridge. Law Librarian Joseph Lawson will discuss the informational legal resources that are available for free through Fort Bend County Libraries. Program free and open to the public. For more info call 281-238-2140 or 281-341-2677. Intro computer class in Spanish Missouri City Branch Library,1530 Texas Parkway, will present a free, introductory computer class, “Computers 101 for Spanish-Speaking Adults,” Monday, March 4, 7:00 pm, Conference Room. The class will be repeated on Monday, March 18, at 7:00 pm, in the same place. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations required. Register by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.

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Sugar Land AARP Chapter 4075 to meet This AARP Chapter will meet Wed., Feb. 27, 1 to 3 PM, T E Harman Center, 234 Matlage Way. The program will be on the 140 car pileup near Beaumont by August Farfalla who was the 5th car in the pileup. Join them for their membership open house where you will see how they make a difference in the community. There will be prize drawings & refreshments.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

NAMI support group meets National Alliance on Mental Illness is holding a support group for caregivers, Thursday, Feb. 28, St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd., Social Conference Room, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.. For more information call 281265-1554. This group meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month. Learn How to research public records Whether researching property for purchase or tracing family histories, one can find many public records online that are available to the public, free of charge. Sienna Branch Library will present the program, “Public Records at Your Fingertips”, Thursday, February 28, 10:00 am, Computer Lab, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd, Missouri City. Call 281-238-2952, or visiti the library.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Wellness Health Fair FBISD and the Fort Bend Medical Society Alliance invite the community to attend the 7th Annual WATCH Your Wellness Health Fair, Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sugar Land Town Square, which is the kickoff to WATCH Week in FBISD. The event is free with activities for children, free health screenings and student entertainment. For more info www.fbmsa.org or call 281-634-3565. Blood drive Roll out to the park and roll up your sleeve! The park will be hosting a blood drive to benefit the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center on March 2, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Elm Lake Picnic Pavilion. Donors will receive refreshments and “thank you” gifts and also be treated to wildlife viewing opportunities hosted by the Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer Organization. Annual Spring Plant Sale A Pre-Sale Program for the Fort Bend Master Gardeners Annual Spring Plant Sale will be held Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg. It will include an overview of plants at the sale. 281-341-7068 or www.fbmg.com for more information. Saturday with the Master Gardeners Visit the 4 acres of Demonstration Gardens designed and maintained by the Fort Bend Master Gardeners on Saturday, March 2.It’s a great way to learn! Park in front of the Agriculture Center located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX, 77471. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building to find the Master Gardeners. Gardens are open from 9:00-11:00

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 March 6, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the Board Room at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, 77479. For more information, call 281-634-1112.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Creating Habitats for Pollinators The Texas Master Naturalists Coastal Prairie Chapter,to host Diana Foss, Wildlife Biologist, guest speaker, Thursday, March 7, social 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center,1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. This meeting is free and open to all interested persons. For more information call 281-633-7033 or email mmcdowell@ag.tamu. edu AARP Chapter 3264 meets Alief AARP Chapter 3264 meets Thursday, March 7, 6:30 p.m., The Abbey at Westminster, 2865 Westminster Plaza Drive, Houston. In honor of Texas Independence Day, program will be Gary McHenry (lifetime member of Houston Livestock & Rodeo) presenting a demonstration of “Flags of The Republic of Texas”. For more info, call President Jan Albers at 281-4985301. Bring Everyone in the Zone Hosted by Recovery is Possible, Inc., United Way, 10435 Greenbough Dr., Counseling Room, Stafford. This Veteran Support Group begins March 7, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information tomie777@yahoo.com.

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Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come . Come join us for a great lunch buffet and fun friendships. We have a great line up of speakers. Rotarians, Service Above Self, is our motto. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@ yahoo.com. 2013 Open Registration for the First Colony Broncos Sign-up for the 2013 football season has now begun for the First Colony Broncos. Boys and girls ages 5-11 are eligible to join football and cheer teams. For information regarding football player sign-up, contact Athletic Director, Juan Garner at juangarner@comcast.net. For cheer information, contact Cheer Director Ruthelen Robinson at ruthelendrob@yahoo.com. Practices and home games are held at Elkins High School. Open registrations ends April 1. NAMI support meetings for Caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) invites 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 at St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land,Social Concerns Conference Room for 7PM to 8:30PM.

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Managing BiPolar Disorder Women of Fort Bend County, Recovery is Possible, Inc. hosts Managing BiPolar Disorder, every Monday 6:30pm to 8:00pm, 1106 3rd Street, Rosenberg. Call 832-278-2166 for more info. Recovery Is Possible, Inc. Recovery Is Possible, Inc. 1106 3rd Street, Rosenberg, hosts Managing BiPolar Disorder every Monday 6:30pm to 8:00pm. More info at 832278-2168. Veteran’s support Veteran’s of Fort Bend County meets every Wednesday, 6:30pm to 8:00pm, Recovery Is Possible, Inc. 1106 3rd Street, Rosenberg. Bring Everyone In the Zone – Veteran Support. More info at 832-278-2168. Sugar Land Rotary Become a Rotarian! Sugar Land Rotary meets every Wednesday @ 12:00 noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Contact Bill Griffin 832-724-3323, bill_griffin@bmc.com. Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@reichekfinancial.com. Sugar Land Morning Exchange Club The Sugar Land Morning Exchange Club 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 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 . Come join us for a great lunch buffet and fun friendships. We have a great line up of speakers. Rotarians, Service Above Self, is our motto. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com.

UPCOMING“The Wizard Oz” Broadway Bound will launch its 2012-2013 season with the family favorite, “The Wizard of Oz” the Broadway. Tickets range from $10-$25 and can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone 281-242-1055 or online at bbarstcentre@aol.com. For more information visit www.bbartscentre.com. Class of 1983 Dulles HS to hold reunion Dulles High School class of 1983 reunion will take place April 20, 2013, at Riverbend Country Club. Their website: Johnfosterdulles1983reunion. com to sign up. Join the fun and come to the reunion and get re-acquainted with former classmates. Monday, March 25 YMCA Spring Golf Classic The 7th Annual YMCA Spring Golf Classic benefiting the YMCAs of Fort Bend County will be held Monday March 25, Pecan Grove Country Club, Richmond. Four person team scramble. Lunch, dinner and auctions included. Individuals $250, teams $1000. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact Connie Stirgus or Brian Haines at 281-392-5055.


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Melissa and Gary Majewsky, Skeeters No. 38, and Mike Flory, who gave the invocation at the Skeeters Candace and Michael Nix, Skeeters No. 27 enjoyed a Hot Stove banquet dinner, shared a table with Trent casual evening with Skeeters supporters. Carroll and other guests.

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