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That night Vorrice and his accomplices terrorized a resident Last week in a special crime in the 10400 block of Overview alert the sheriff’s office in the east Fort Bend sought the public’s County neighborhood. help in locating 23 According to Sheriff year old Dominique Nehls’ spokesman Bob Jamal Vorrice. Since Haenel, “Vorrice and at their Special Crime least four accomplices, Alert, Vorrice has been who were armed captured and is in the with handguns, broke Fort Bend County jail Dominique Vorrice into the home and with a bond of $100,000. one of the suspects Vorrice was wanted for his pistol-whipped the resident. part in a home invasion robbery They demanded money, but that occurred in the Townewest when none was produced, subdivision on January 2, 2013. they stole other property.” By LeaAnne Klentzman
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Man robbed in driveway By LeaAnne Klentzman
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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renovations being done at this point will be indoors. Excluding extreme summer storms such as a hurricane, rain won't slow the pace of the construction. Interior work crews will run on a 24/7 shift. Should there be some delay, a contingency plan is being formed. The
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