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Title Sponsor, PCCA, and the Fort Bend County Women’s Center invite you to Boogie 2011 “Sock Hop at the Soda Shop”, the Women’s Center’s 20th annual fundraiser celebrating the best of the ’50’s and ’60’s. This year’s event will be held at the Stafford Centre on Saturday, March 26, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Individual tickets to Boogie are $75 and can be bought online at www.fortbendwomenscenter.org. For information, please call Annette Howe at 281.344.5757 or email boogie@fortbendwomenscenter.org. Meet us at the Sock Hop at the Soda Shop! Photo taken at Another Time Soda Fountain in downtown Rosenberg. Shown left to right: Back row: Mark and Heather Hardee Gobert - Hardee Investment Group; Alina Gonzalez – Event Chair and Lowery Bank; Judy Turpie – PCCA; Lizzie Dragon – PCCA; Amy Mitchell – Exchange Club of Sugar Land and Mitchell and Duff LLC; Front Row: Nancy Colmenares – Event Chair and Encore Bank; Allison Wen – Safari Texas Ranch; Liz Welch – Chevron; Chris and Gary Owens – OYO Geospace. See related article on page 19.

Fort Bend County census data in hand.. tweaks and more coming By Elsa Maxey Although the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2010 local data for Texas, more specifics are expected. Even the figures posted last week are subject to a couple of tweaks. For example, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert told the "Star" that Missouri City and Katy have populations in addition to those representing the Fort Bend totals “for these two multi-county cities,” he said. “So for Missouri City, which crosses that line (Harris County),”

Judge Hebert said the population is actually at 67,358. As for Katy’s population which is in three counties, Fort Bend, Harris and Waller, “it adds up to 14,102,” reports Judge Hebert. Overall for the newest figures reported to Fort Bend County which now has over a half a million in population, it is interesting to note that some are saying that this area reflects the new America with what is considered a fairly equitable population mix: White, non-Hispanic – 36.2 percent,

He lived off campus. Rep. Reynolds said that Rep. Howard filed his bill after the one he co-authored. “It’s very similar to mine,” he said, and “I'm sure that we will combine our bills into a joint bill.” Rep. Reynolds also said that “when a student dies from the area I represent, it really hits home that we need to change the law to include that all college students need to be vaccinated.” Intent on the need to pass the bill with the more inclusive language, Rep. Howard says that it is imperative that it be passed into

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By LeaAnne Klentzman After the jury deliberated for an hour, a Katy man, Wayne Keith Paris, 50, was convicted of DWI on February 24, 2011 for his offense in June of 2007. Paris was arrested by Katy Police Captain Bryon Woytek. According to Assistant District Attorney Andrew Herreth, Captain Woytek was parked in the median of Kingsland Boulevard enforcing traffic laws on June 29, 2007. About 1 a.m., Captain Woytek observed

By LeaAnne Klentzman Safety and security, yep that’s what everybody wants …. Well, some- CRIMINAL times…maybe OF THE WEEK not so much. Seems the security of a Sugar Land pharmaceutical operation got a little out of whack last week when an alarm at a home in the Glen Laurel subdivision in north Sugar Land summoned police. Officers responded and discovered an open door. See TECHNO, page 14

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Imperial Project enters first phase of development process By Elsa Maxey The Imperial Project, the massive redevelopment effort underway, part of which is at the former sugar factory site, is pending before the City of Sugar Land as it undergoes a development process that includes a Planned Development zoning application. The developer, Johnson Development Corporation, says it is charged with bringing life back to the old Imperial Sugar refinery site with a mix of retail, commercial, hospitality, restaurants, office and urban residential land structures, on 715 acres. Project manager with the Johnson Development, Shay Shafie, has been making presentations explaining the general plan envisioned for the project. “History is the most important aspect of this project,” he said. “We understand the historical significance of that (the Sugar Factory site) and we continue to strive to use our efforts to preserve our history as we go through our planning and development of the project.” Drew Mengwasser of TBG Partners, who works with Shafie on the planning aspect of the project, said there are two steps in the zoning process. He said the general plan is provided to determine the merits of the project and that’s when the developer looks for public input. The second step of plan development results in an ordinance with detailed information, explained Mengwasser.

Hispanic/Latino – 23.7 percent, African American – 21.1 percent and Asians – 16.9 percent. In 2000 the racial makeup of the county was 56.96 percent White (46.21percent White non-Hispanic), 19.85 percent African American, 21.12 percent Hispanic/Latino of any race, 0.30 percent Native American, 11.20 percent Asian, 0.04 percent Pacific Islander, 9.10 percent Other Races, and 2.56 percent By LeaAnne Klentzman were two or more races. Richard Hollas Rogge, 29, See CENSUS, page 14 a Richmond area resident was found dead in the Richmond city jail Sunday night, at approximately 9:15pm. Richmond police department spokesperson, Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast, said Rogge had been arrested law this ses- for suspicion of Driving While sion. "Nicolis' Intoxicated; 2nd Offense (Open death was both Container), and FSGI (Fail to preventable and Stop and Give Information) after unnecessary,” leaving the scene of an accident. he said. Rogge was in the city jail awaitBoth legis- ing transfer to the Fort Bend lators indicate County Jail when he hung himRon Reynolds that during self in the holding cell. the previous session, the Texas According to Neinast, Rogge Legislature passed a bill mandating that all incoming college freshman and transfer students living on campus receive the vaccination. See BILL, page 14

Vertical construction for the project is not planned to start until the second or third quarter of 2012, with the first phase being multifamily units, restaurants and retail next to the ball park and single family residential structures are possibly proposed for construction during that time frame, as well. It will be mid to late 2012, for additional remediation development on the refinery side of the project with vertical construction starting during 2013. Shafie said that there is quite a bit of progress being made cleaning up the site, namely at the old sugar refinery process facilities which have been under demolition. He said that consideration

for preserving other structures in addition to those required by the city is also underway at this time. The Planned Development zoning application before the city shows seven proposed district locations for the Imperial Project. The separate districts are 1) Refinery Mixed Use District 1, which is the existing refinery site north of 90A and south of Mayfield Park; 2) Refinery District 2 on the east side of Main Street; 3) the Ball Park District within the south bend of Oyster Creek; 4) Business Park District 1 on the north side of Oyster Creek; 5) Business Park District 2 behind Nalco; 6) SH 6 commercial See IMPERIAL, page 14

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After the first metal building went down, this one refused to bulge. Although charges were reportedly reset, eyewitnesses said the building seemed to come down on its own when it decided to about an hour later. Both buildings have been cleared as part of the planned redevelopment of the area. The iconic old “Char” house will remain.

Richmond Police investigating an in-custody death

State Rep. Ron Reynolds files bill for college meningitis vaccine requirement By Elsa Maxey With the passage of legislative bills filed by both State Rep. Ron Reynolds and Rep. Charlie Howard in Austin requiring all incoming college students, including those that live off campus, to receive the bacterial meningitis vaccination, Texas will be able to put a measure in place to prevent a deadly illness. Sugar Land resident Nicolis Williams, who attended FBISD elementary and middle schools and graduated from Kempner High School, was a junior attending Texas A&M University and recently passed away due to bacterial meningitis.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

was involved in a traffic accident at the intersection of Austin Street and South Second Street in Richmond. Neinast said that an off duty Rosenberg officer witnessed the accident. When the Rosenberg officer realized that Rogge was not going to stop, he stopped Rogge in the 100 block of Highway 90A and called for a Richmond patrol unit to respond to the incident since the accident occurred within the Richmond city limits. Richmond Corporal Todd Ganey responded to the scene and after a filed investigation detained Rogge for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated and leaving the

scene of an accident, said Neinast. Richard Rogge was taken to the Richmond Police Department where he was booked on the charges and placed in a holding cell before being transferred to the Fort Bend County Jail. When Corporal Ganey returned to transport Rogge to Fort Bend County Jail he discovered Rogge hanging by his undershirt from an air vent in the cell. Fort Bend Emergency Medical Services was immediately contacted and CPR was initiated. Richard Rogge was taken to the Oak Bend Medical Center by Fort Bend EMS where he was pronounced dead at 9:55 PM.

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Katy man convicted of DWI

a vehicle, operated by Paris, traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the road. Woytek immediately stopped the driver and when asked where he was coming from, Paris responded “drinkin.” Woytek reported that Paris appeared confused, was often incoherent and almost fell over during a sobriety evaluation. At the time of the incident, Paris was reportedly wearing a t-shirt proclaiming “I give under beer pressure”. See DWI, page 14

CORRECTION Last week in an article about a double kidnapping that began in Houston and ended in Sugar Land, the "Star" incorrectly identified the two victims as female.  In fact, the two victims

involved in the incident were both males.  The suspects were a male and a female who were arrested for aggravated kidnapping before they left the city limits.  

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The Luck of the Irish drawing will be held on March 16 when the SW 59 Rotary Club Sevice holds its meeting. The second prize of the raffle is a $500 gift certificate and the third prize is a $250 gift certificate. Shown are: SW 59 Rotary Club Service Project Chair Carl Favre, Club President Allan Harris, Helfman Dodge General Manger Steven Wolf, and Raffle Committee Chair David Lavine wear Irish attire as they take a peek at the new Dodge Challenger to be raffled next month. Call Carl Farve 832-314-3174 for tickets.


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Quilt Guild to meet Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild will meet Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd,. Missouri City. Dee Collins will speak on color theory. Everyone is invited.

Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. Dr. Thomas Ellis will discuss “Suicide Prevention”. Meeting is free.

MARCH 4

“Soup Tasting Supper” Fort Bend Co. Czech Heritage Society will hold this soup tasting supper Friday, March 4, 5-8 MARCH 3 p.m., SPJST #81  13609 Hwy. 36, Family game nights Needville. Sauerkraut, chicken Sienna Branch Library, 8411 noodle, broccoli-cheese, vegetable Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri beef & potato soup offered, $7 per City will hold family game nights person. Thursday, March 3, 17, 31, 6 p.m., Kempner High School’s in large meeting room.Free & open blood drive to the public. For more info call Students from the Health Science 281-238-2900 or 281-341-2677. Tech program will hold their annuFort Bend NAMI meets al blood drive Friday, March 4, The Ft. Bend National Alliance 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Last year of the Mentally Ill will meet they collected 329 units and they Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m. First hope to surpass it this year. Commit United Methodist Church, 3900 for life and donate at this drive.

FBISD Budget Commentary By Jim Rice FBISD Position 3 Trustee Since joining the Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees last May, I have spent a considerable amount Jim Rice of time attending Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) required training and preparing for and attending school board meetings and workshops. One issue in particular that continues to be of great concern is the issue of school finance. Providing a quality education to our children is by its very nature labor intensive. Children learn from and are inspired by teachers. Attracting, retaining and providing the best teachers for our students is the single most important thing we can do to ensure our children receive a quality education. Likewise this costs money which is why fully 85 percent of our annual budget is comprised of salaries and benefits. Some may question whether or not we spend too much money to educate our children. The truth is that the state of Texas ranks 42nd nationally in the amount of money spent per pupil. The average spent for our state is $7,915/ student. FBISD’s 2010/2011 budget allocates $7,008/student – $907 per student less than the state average. In order to deal with an impending budget shortfall of $25 billion, the state of Texas will be asking all governmental entities, including school districts, to cut their budgets. FBISD expects to see a deficit budget anywhere from $53 to $74 million dollars each year of this biennium. The FBISD Board of Trustees and adminis-

tration is committed to meeting this budget crisis head on by evaluating every program and personnel expense in the district, but we need and are asking for your help. Each member of our community must understand what we are up against. These challenges will require hard work, determination and tough decisions to do what’s best for our students, staff and community. It is also important for you to know that our communities will be significantly impacted as FBISD spends over $10 million annually for goods and services with companies based in Fort Bend County. I ask for your help by attending our budget workshops and visiting our district website in order to learn more about the challenges facing our school district. Further I ask for your help in communicating how these cuts will impact your children’s education to your state representatives. In closing, Texans have long been concerned with two enduring issues – water and education. While water gives life, education gives meaning to life. I hope that we, as Texans, will continue to remain focused on supporting public education and the critical role it plays in preparing our children to be successful in life. This is the time for our community to rally around our school district and support it with our prayers, our volunteer efforts and our resources to help ensure the continued success of ALL our children. Jim Rice was elected to serve on the FBISD Board of Trustees in May 2010. These comments are his alone and he is not speaking on behalf of the Board. He and his wife Mary have raised 3 sons all of whom were educated in FBISD.

George Ranch “Unplugged” George Ranch High School PTO to host this dinner and an acoustic concert by two of Nashville’s singer/songwriters, Tim Rushlow & Richie McDonald, Friday, March 4, dinner 6:30 p.m.- 7:45 p.m., in the school cafeteria; concert 8 p.m., in the auditorium. Tickets (reserved seating) $30 lower level seating, $25 upper level. Visit www. GRHSPTO.org for more info. Big Musical! Big Hair! comes to Stafford Centre Fort Bend Theatre will present “Hairspray” at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford, March 4 & March 5, 8 p.m. and March 6 at 3 p.m. Purchase tickets online at www.fortbendtheatre.com with no ticket fees.

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For questions or donations call 281-835-1363. Proceeds benefit ProGrad 2011. WATCH Health Fair The 5th annual FBISD Health Fair will be held Saturday, March 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sugar Land Town Square. Health info, demos, health screenings and more! Bargain Book Sale Friends of First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Library @ Grant’s Lake, Sugar Land, will hold their monthly book sale Saturday, March 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Good condition books, CDs, DVDs, may be donated during regular library hours or at the sale & are tax deductible, Children’s items are especially needed. For more information call 281-416-0936. 4th Annual Southminster Mariner Mile This event will be at the school, 4200 Cartwright, Brightwater subdivision, Missouri City, Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. There is a mile fun run, a 1/4 mile, & a 50 meter run. The 50 meter is $15; 1/4 mile & Mariner Mile is $20. Lunch tickets $5 per child, $10 adults. Register online at www.signmeup. com/73822. More information at claudia.vasquez@wallstreettexas. com.

Bunny Hop 5K Run & Walk Campbell Elementary PTA will host this event Saturday, March 5, 8 a.m., Greatwood community. For more info or to register log on to wwwcampbellpta.org. Learn to make a kite Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present this kite making program Saturday,   March 5, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free & open to the public. Seating limited, reservations are required. Children must be 8 years MARCH 6 old to attend & children 8-14 must Sugar Creek be accompanied by an adult. Free authors book signing & open to the public. Call 281-238- Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 1333 2111 or visit library. S/W Freeway, will host three Autism Play Group authors at all 3 worship services, Autism Play Group of Fort Bend 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for a bookwill meet at Sugar Land City Park, signing. Authors are Frank Minton 225 7th St., Sugar Land, Saturday, - “Baseball Hits & Bible Bits”; March 5, 10 a.m. to noon. Group Tom Barnette - “The Rule of 52”; provides social opportunities for and Tony King - “The Medicare children with Autism ages 1-12 Survival Guide”. Contact Dennis years and their families. Drinks, Woods at 281-242-2858 for more snacks, door prizes provided. Cost info. is FREE but donations appreciated. MARCH 7 RSVP required. Contact Susan T:10.47" at Aggie Moms’ meeting susan@susangar.com or 281-726- Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ will meet 2665. Monday, March 7, 7 p.m., Sugar Classic western movies  Land Community Center, 226 During the month of March Sugar Matlage Way, Sugar Land. Guest Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge speaker David Mahon. Assoc. will host “Go Texan” month with Director of Career Center at A&M. a series of classic western movies. For more information contact The first one is Sat., March 5, 1:30 Debbie at holyspirit55@hotmail. p.m. The second movie will be com. shown March 31. Free & open to MARCH 8 the public. For more info call 281New volunteer orientation 238-2140 or 281-341-2677. The American Red Cross will hold Saturday with the this orientation Tuesday, March Master Gardeners 8, 9 a.m. to noon, Southwestern Visit the Demonstration Gardens, Branch of American Red Cross, talk to the volunteers who design 2610 BF Terry Blvd., Rosenberg. & maintain them Saturday, March RSVP to Caroline Egan 281-3425, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1402 Band 9480. Road, Rosenberg, in the back of German Society meets Agriculture Center. Call 281-341- The Fort Bend Chapter of the Texas 7068 or www.fbmg.com for more German Society will meet Tuesday, information. March 8, Albert George Branch Elkins ProGrad garage sale Library, 9230 Gene, Needville. Huge community garage sale will Guest speaker will talk about be held Saturday, March 5, 8 a.m. Emigration Museum. For info call to 2 p.m., First United Methodist 281-342-8243. Church, corner of Lexington & Learn first with CPR Murphy Road, Missouri City. The American Red Cross

Community will hold first aid with CPR adult, child & infant Tuesday, March 8, & Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Pre-registration required at www.houstonredcross. org or call Shia at 281-342-9480.

MARCH 9

Local grief organization to hear Alan Pederson The Compassionate Friends Sugar Land Chapter to host Alan Pederson, bereaved father, songwriter, recording artist, Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land. Public invited to this free concert event. Call Denise Orsak at 281-343-9711. DAR announces meeting The Ft. Bend Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held Wednesday, March 9, 9:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Rd., Sugar Land. DAR Memorial Service will be held. Call 281-3424773 for further information.

MARCH 10

Home lawn care The Fort Bend Master Gardeners will present “Home Lawn Care” in the Green Thumb series Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Parkway United Methodist Church, 5801 New Territory Blvd., Sugar Land. Seminar free to all and no registration required. Visit www.fbmg.com or 281-341-7068 for more info or 281-494-5050 for directions.

UPCOMING

American Red Cross to hold basic disaster training The Brazoria Office of the American Red Cross to hold Disaster Services: An Overview, the first class on Thurs., Feb. 17, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 105 South Chenango St., Angleton. To register or more info call Charlie Davis at 281-756-1503 or email cdavis@ ghac.org.

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Annual Caladium bulb sale The Garden Club of Richmond is holding its annual sale of these bulbs. Bulbs can be pre-ordered & will be available for pick up the first week in April at Joseph’s Store, 202 Morton St., Richmond. These bulbs are fancy-leafed and available in a variety of colors. Call 281-342-2684 or 281-342-5997 to order or for more info. Orders must be paid for in advance. Last day to order is March 11. Investment group meets monthly The IBM Investment Club meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m., in Sugar Land. Come join us for a lively investment discussion and some refreshments. RSVP at 281-615-5946 or email leemdcam@aol.com. Al Anon Group meeting Sugar Land/1st Colony Al Anon meets every Monday, 12 noon, Christ United Methodist Church, “Progress Not Perfection AFG”, Family Life Center, Room 305. For more information call Renee at 281-414-5074. Al Anon meets twice a week Stafford/Missouri City area Al Anon meets twice a week in Lamplighter’s Club, 2524 FM 1092. Courage to Change AFG meets Wed., 6:30 p.m. & New Freedom AFG meets on Saturdays, 8 p.m. For more info call Jill at 281-416-9005. International fellowship class First Colony Church of Christ, Sugar Land invites you to an international fellowship class. If English is not your “first language” come on Sunday mornings, 9:45 a.m..People of all ethnicities are invited. The class is presented in English, but limited translation is available. T learn more call Cindy or Nancy at 281-980-7070.

Pet of the week Mooshie is a sweet young black Labrador who has had a rough life. In the past he has been neglected so he needs a home where he will get lots of love and attention. He would love to run and play in your backyard or be your new jogging/walking companion. Mooshie gets great along with other dogs. Contact Julie at: julie@anniesangelsrescue.com or 832-483-0997. Visit our website to see photos and videos of all of the pets available for adoption: www.anniesangelsrescue. com. You can also see many of our pets at the Petsmart in Missouri City on Saturdays.

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Republicans just like to embarrass themselves.....At the last Fort Bend Republican Party meeting of its precinct chairs, there was a resolution to take money from the club’s treasury and donate it to the Tom DeLay Defense Fund. Several Republicans I talked to said they were very unhappy about this because if they wanted to give money to the Tom DeLay Legal Defense Fund they would do so, but money they donated and raised to elect other Republicans should not be funneled over to Tom DeLay’s troubles, which some thought he brought on himself. Since the precinct captain, John Hoppe, who authored the resolution was not present at the meeting, the resolution was tabled until the next meeting. Some Republicans have told me that the Fort Bend Republicans should have a fund-raising event so those that wanted to donate to Tom DeLay’s Defense Fund could do so. However, it was mentioned that they didn’t think enough people would attend to make it worthwhile. They felt that was why the group just wanted to take the money out of the existing coffers. Tom DeLay hooked up with some very questionable people during his time in office--people like Jack Abramoff, who spent time in prison for some of his tactics. Jack did things like pit one Indian tribe against the other for gaming issues, then got his

friends in Congress to vote one way or the other, according to who gave the most money. Tom took several trips paid for by Abramoff and ate at Jack’s restaurant many times. They were BFF until Jack went to jail. Both nasty characters. A tale of two governors.... The governor of Texas, who by the way, does not have collective bargaining rights for state employees, continues to maintain that the $25 BILLION deficit of the state’s budget is not less an emergency than sonograms for abortions, sanctuary cities legislation, and voter ID. Those are the real problems says Gov. Good Hair. Why, he doesn’t even think we should use the state’s Rainy Day fund to help out schools, the poor, or the elderly sick. Remember that the state of Texas does not have collective bargaining rights for state employees. But up in Wisconsin, their governor (who also seems to have good hair) is throwing a snot-nosed, foot stomping, hissy fit about his two-year, $3.6 BILLION shortfall that is mostly the results of the governor’s own tax cuts and an economic development plan plus a tax incentive plan to benefit businesses, but not enough to spur hiring. This guy is a piece of work but Governor Rick Perry, who we just re-elected, makes him look like Ned and the First Reader. Buyer’s remorse, anyone?

Then we have the national budget not only in the headlines but discussed by every TV talking head. How long is it going to take us to realize the fix for this is as simple as all get out? Pull out of Afghanistan and tax those people who make $15 million in a year. Neither of these fixes will hurt the economy or take jobs away from people. How smart do you have to be to figure this out? Of course Republicans don’t want to raise taxes. Nobody wants to raise taxes. But somebody has to pay for all the perks we all get, and that somebody is us. Hell, Ronald Reagan even raised taxes and he is hero of most of you Tea partiers. Of course, I still contend if you make under $200 thousand a year, you shouldn’t be a Republican. They don’t want you in their party anyway except to vote to mess up everybody else, and you probably just want to be a Republican because you think it makes you look smart, or rich, or white. It doesn’t. It just makes you look not very smart or that you don’t read the papers. It makes you look like you only turn on Fox News, which really isn’t news. It’s simply one of the richest men in America, Australian Rupert Murdoch’s, world view. B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at bkcstar@earthlink. net.

Dear Editor, My name is Karla Dion. I am one of the managers of the Swinging Door for the past 23 years. I have been blessed with meeting the most wonderful customers a business could ask for. One in particular is Bev Carter, “Politics Aside”. What a big heart! When I lost my cat Waldo, Bev and the “Fort Bend Star” staff showed me what putting an ad in their paper would do to help

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me find Waldo. It paid off! Waldo was found on February 25 by Mr. and Mrs. Huey of Quail Valley. I cannot express the gratitude to all the “Fort Bend Star” readers that helped me on this two month journey. Special thanks to Bev Carter for being a great friend, Becky Faust of Remax Fine Properties for putting it on the Quail Valley news line, Quail Valley Proud, Missouri City Animal Control, Lake Olympia

Animal Hospital, and all my friends and neighbors in Quail Valley and Lake Olympia for looking for Waldo and for feeding him and all the strays on his long journey home. What a wonderful community I live in! I cannot imagine living anywhere else other than Fort Bend County! Thanks again to all the “Fort Bend Star” readers!! Karla Dion

FBISD Board of Trustees is preparing to violate zoning principles Dear Editor, FBISD should uphold its zoning principles, otherwise it will continue to foster public distrust. On January 24, FBISD announced “Option Three” as an alleged remedy for alleviating high school overcrowding. A review of the proposal shows it violates FBISD zoning principles: www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/about/ zoning.cfm. The Board must consider the following when rezoning: (1) Building capacity; (2) Keep neighborhood and feeder schools tracking together; (3) Campus proximity; (4) Reduce overcrowding; (5) Community involvement; (6) Best interests of

students; (7) Plan for growth; (8) Minimize rezoning; (9) Efficient campus utilization. Building capacity is ignored. Removing students from Clements to Elkins will result in the following disparity by 2014: (Elkins: 2682, Clements: 2343). The plan fails to keep First Colony and feeder schools tracking together: Lake and Heritage Colony students will be detoured from First Colony feeder schools to Elkins HS. The plan also splits Lake Colony: 1/3 at Clements and 2/3 at Elkins. It ignores transportation and safety issues: Lake and Heritage Colony students may safely bike to Clements, while a journey to

Elkins requires passage down Hwy 6. There is no plan for growth: Board is merely shifting students from one over-crowded school to another. The plan does not minimize rezoning: this would be the third rezoning of Lake/Heritage colony in the past decade. Community feedback wasn’t solicited. First Colony was not consulted by FBISD before announcing this proposal. Lastly, the plan is inefficient: Marshall and Willowridge remain under-populated under the plan, nor does it consider removing academies to a centralized location. Bart Evans Lake Colony Resident

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Dear Editor, As a taxpayer, educator, and concerned citizen, it was very disappointing that the entire board saw fit NOT to attend the zoning meeting at Kempner High School on the evening of February 22. Such an important decision is about to be made regarding the future of STUDENTS in our school district. I am sure that each of you has some excuse for not being Sponsors and silent auction items in attendance. However, to me , are needed. For more information about pri sponsorships or tickets, call me at 281-261-9199, ext. 231. To speak with someone about our silent auction, please contact our volunteer office at volunteer@secondmile. org or 281-261-9199, ext. 232.

Second Mile’s 7th Annual Banquet & Silent Auction set for April 1 Nancy Olson, wife of U.S. Congressman Pete Olson, will be the speaker at Second Mile’s 7th Annual Banquet & Silent Auction on Friday, April 1, at Safari Texas Ranch. Nancy is a dynamic public speaker and passionate champion for the neediest citizens of Fort Bend County.

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Hamilton achieves rank of Eagle Cameron Hamilton, 17, of Troop 616 in Sugar Land has achieved the rank of Eagle, the highest in Scouting. Cameron Hamilton advanced in leadership and service and earned 38 merit badges and awards. For his Eagle project, he donated more than 100 bicycles to needy families. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow, and earned the religious emblems, Pope Pius Xll and Ad

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Sugar Land opens Riverstone water treatment plant Sugar Land recently opened a new water treatment plant located in the Riverstone subdivision. The plant is the city’s seventh ground water production facility designed to produce up to 3 million gallons of water per day -- approximately 7 percent of the city’s total production capacity. “The additional capacity is important to meet the future water supply needs of Riverstone; however, an additional benefit to current customers will be increased water

pressure in the existing system,” said Director of Utilities SuEllen Staggs. The plant includes one well, three booster pumps, a largescale generator and a concrete ground storage tank, a first in the city. The concrete storage tank was chosen because it is designed to provide 50 years of service with minimal maintenance. Riverstone is currently in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, a strategic partnership agreement with the developer, Johnson

Development, requires Sugar Land to provide water production and wastewater treatment for Riverstone’s municipal util-

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Congratulations to Commonwealth Elementary School’s Contest Math Club on earning high honors at the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) competition. Fifth-grade members of the team competed at the state-wide competition and earned a 1st place sweepstakes trophy for “Best Overall” results, a 1st place team award in the “Calculator” category and a 2nd place team award in “General Math.” The young math masters also earned 10 individual trophies and ribbons for placing in the Top 10 of the fifth-grade division of the competition. This was the first year for the Commonwealth team to compete in the TMSCA competition. Shown (standing, from left to right) are: Nicole Ruiz, Mycah Fairchild, Paarth Maniar, Warren Wang, Charles Yuen, and Minali Ganguly; and (kneeling in front) Nicholas Phan, Gabriel Wu, and Stephen Zheng.

Cub Scout Pack 1133 takes part in “Souper Bowl of Caring” Cub Scout Pack 1133, located in Sugar Land, will participate in the annual Scouting for Food drive in association with the Houston Food Bank’s “Souper Bowl of Caring.”. The boys in scout uniforms will distribute paper bag door hangers to all the homes in Settler’s Park subdivision beginning now and pickup

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WALDO IS HOME! He was “none for the worse” and appeared to have just been out “checking out” the golf course all this time. Thank goodness for our QV caring neighbors who spotted him. “CLEAN” RESTAURANT AWARDS: All scored 95 out of a possible 100 during last 6 months. Before you enter a CITY restaurant, look for the flyer, by the front door. If it has an “A” on it, then it won a “clean” award this time for the past 6 months. PLEASE DON’T DO THIS! “Before” you decide to forward an email to your friends February was a winning month for the Elkins Elite Dance Team! On or family, go to www.SNOPES. Feb 12 Elite competed at Showmaker's Greater Houston Spectacular in Pearland and came away with numerous awards including "Best in Class and Line of Champions Awards" for both team and Officers. Capt Kelly Archer was a solo finalist and Jr Lt Natalie Nunez won first place in the solo division. The very next weekend at Showtime's Texas Pride Drill Team Contest in Willis, the team was crowned "Grand Champion". Officers won "Circle of Champions" and five of the nine solo finalists Missouri City  will soon were from Elkins Elite. Solo finalists include Capt Kelly Archer, Haley take part in a statewide warHeasley, Co Capt Brooke Macias, Hannah Michel and Jr Lt Natalie rant roundup, allowing offendNunez, with Nunez named Solo Champion of the High School Division.  ers to settle their fines without Elkins Elite is under the direction of Melissa Diamond and Assistant going to jail. Payments will be Director Alyssa Mediola. accepted in person, by phone and online  from now until March 13.  Seniors Love Life at Plantation at Quail Valley The roundup takes place March 5 through March Seniors looking for an affordable, luxurious apartment home can 13. Individuals who do not find an ideal choice with Plantation at Quail Valley, an active seniorsettle their fines risk arrest living community in Missouri City, for those 55 years and better. by the Missouri City Police Department  at their homes, Residents will find a lovely gated community with state- of- the- art schools and businesses. amenities, beautiful sparkling pool and spa, social activities, catered “Even in  cases that are mislunches, free transportation, planned trips, bingo, bridge, Bible demeanors, a warrant can be study, “Wednesday Lunch On Us”, games night and “Saturday at issued for the offender’s arrest the Movies.” Residents also can relax on their private patios and if they do not show up in court,” balconies that over look the beautiful Municipal Court Administrator court yards. The Plantation at Quail Valley Cathy Haney said.  offers spacious one and two bedroom Missouri City currently has “All Bills Paid”/ apartments starting from $965-$1,592. more than 8,144 outstanding Meal Options Let the professional and dedicated staff warrants that total more than Call for Details help you enjoy the “Finer Things In Life” $1,457,633 in fines going back to 1980, Haney said. at the Plantation at Quail Valley. To pay a fine in Missouri City: • Visit the City’s website, www. 2815 Cypress Point Drive missouricitytx.gov, and click on Missouri City, TX 77459 “Pay Court Fines” under “Quick Links” on the homepage • Call 281-403-8669 and pay www.plantationqv.com with a credit card

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Second Cultural Kite Festival springs into Sugar Land Spring is right around the corner and so is the city of Sugar Land’s second Cultural Kite Festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. t o 3 p.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Boulevard. Kite flyers and spectators of all ages are invited to enjoy the festival once again, and many will be given the chance to fly a kite for the very first time. There will be plenty of family activities throughout the event, such as a miniature kite museum showcasing the diverse history of kites. For those who’ve never flown a kite, there will be lessons conducted by SHARK Kite Club of Texas and many other professionals from local area kite

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Sugar Land Methodist Church announces Women’s Life 4G Sugar Land First United Methodist Church is proud to announce Women’s Life 4G. The goal of Women’s Life 4G is to connect God and women of all ages and backgrounds with each other. The first event will be held on Friday, March 25, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Great Hall located in the Education Center on the Sugar Land First United Methodist campus. The evening will begin with dinner and door prizes, followed by speakers sharing how connecting with women of all ages and backgrounds can inspire and encourage us in our journey through life. The speakers will be our “Girl” Hillary Bennett, MOPS Coordinator and co-founder of Kylie’s Prayer, our “Gal” Deborah Schlafer, Bible Study teacher, singer and

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BAPTIST CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER • 832-655-2515 SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 2106 5th Street • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 10:30am (Brunch Follows) www.bcredeemer.org Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ!

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am www.hbctx.org

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 LUTHERAN CHURCH

FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711

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FIRST COLONY CHRISTIAN CHRUCH • 281-980-4141 4141 Sweetwater Blvd. • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Traditional Service 9:45 a.m. Contemporary (Praise) 11:20am www.FCCCDOC.org In depth Bible study during both services METHODIST CHURCH

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

ST. MARTIN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-980-0695

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 1123 Burney Road, Sugar Land, 77498

Worship: 9:30am 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Education: 10:45am WWW. CUMCSL.ORG www.stmartinslc.org Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Children’s Worship: 11:05am FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7729 Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am 800 Brooks Street Sugar Land, 77478 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 Sunday Worship Services: 8:00am & 10:30am Faith Lutheran School Pre K - 8th Grade 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missori City, TX 77459 www.faithlutheranschool.org Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am Open Skies Worship: 8:30am • www.fumcmc.org

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

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SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Worship Service: 9:00am and 11:15am Sunday School: 10:15am www.southminpres.org

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

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MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 SWEETWATER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP • 281-980-1623 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org

Additional parking will be available at the University of Houston Sugar Land Campus (also located on University Boulevard), where event shuttle buses will be available. For more information, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at (281) 275-2885 or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov.

1730 Staffordshire • Stafford Sunday Worship 10:45am www.sweetwater777.org Encounter God’s Healing Love Buck and Anna Eaton, pastors

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speaker, and our “Gran” Molly Steinger, Bible Study teacher and speaker. Register on-line for this fun event at www.sugarlandmethodist.org/womenslife. The cost is $10/person or $75/table of 8. Childcare is available by reservation. Contact the Church office at 281-491-6041 no later than Monday, March 21.

Free tax help offered by Fort Bend Libraries Fort Bend County Libraries will again host representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), who will provide free incometax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system. Patrons should bring last year’s tax return to the session. March’s schedules are as follows: George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond, Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Cinco Ranch Branch, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy; Meeting Room 1, Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, 28; 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Sugar Land Branch, 550 Eldridge; Conference Room, Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16,

23, 30; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. First Colony Branch, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land; Conference Room, Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 30; 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Wednesday, March 23, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Bob Lutts Fulshear/ Simonton Branch, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear; Meeting Room, Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Income-tax forms may be obtained at any of the branch libraries in the Fort Bend County library system during regular library hours. This service is free and open to the public on a first-come, firstserved basis. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281341-2677.

Fort Bend ISD Spelling Bee Champions to compete at HoustonPBS Spelling Bee Sartartia Middle School sixthgrade student, Rahul Kilambi, and Fort Settlement Middle School seventh-grade student, Sivateja Tangirala, are the Fort Bend ISD Spelling Bee Champions. First Colony Middle School sixthgrade student, Meghan Nguyen, holds the alternate position. The two champions will compete in the HoustonPBS Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 26. The competition will be aired live at 2:00 p.m. on HoustonPBS, Channel 8. The champion of the bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D. C. on June 1-2, 2011. Expenses for competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee will be paid by HoustonPBS. The Fort Bend ISD Spelling Bee is made possible through the generous support of many,

including the Campus Spelling Bee coordinators who prepare the students through campus competitions. The District Bee relies on volunteer assistance from the hosting campus, Fort Settlement Middle School, and in particular – Julie Diaz, principal; Brad Hitchcock, associate principal; Len Bunting, secretary, and Lidia Jimenez, head custodian. Others that serve to operationalize the bee and make it run smoothly include: Dr. Teresa Grimm, FBISD Spelling Bee coordinator; Alan Brown, pronouncer; Valeria Maclin, lead judge; Marion Brennan, judge; Kenna Worthington, judge; Michele Croft, hugger; Pam Boucher, helper; Susan Grotte, helper; Pat Pustejovsky, helper; and Becky McGuire, secretary.

Pictured from the left are: Spelling Bee Champion Rahul Kilambi; Spelling Bee Champion Sivateja Tangirala; Dr. Teresa Grimm, FBISD Spelling Bee Coordinator and Dyslexia/Literacy Coordinator; and Spelling Bee Alternate Meghan Nguyen.

Scholarships available for college-bound Fort Bend HS seniors For the seventh year in a row, the Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors (FBFN) will award scholarships to college-bound seniors from Fort Bend County public high schools. What makes this scholarship program unique is that it provides assistance for students who are planning to attend college in the local area and need financial help to achieve this goal. To be eligible, a student must graduate from a public high school in Fort Bend County and attend college as a full-time student in the 2011-2012 school year at a campus in Fort Bend County. While need is a top priority, academics, activities in school and in the community, work experience, a personal letter from the student and recommendations from teachers, employers, and community members are also considered. Applications are available from the Counselors Office in each of the public high schools in Fort Bend County. The completed applications and all supporting documents are due to the Guidance Office by noon on Thursday, March 31, 2011. The scholarship winners will be honored at the FBFN luncheon on May 19.

Missing person reported Missouri City Police Dept. is investigating a Missing Person’s case reported in Missouri City. The missing person – Burton Burton Johnson Levar Johnson, aka: Burt, 06/13/1977 (33 years old), black male, was last seen early Saturday morning, February 19, in Southwest Houston. Levar is light skinned with freckles on his face. He has no known medical issues/medications, scars, marks, tattoos, or amputations. He left several children in his father’s care, when he left Friday night, February 18, 2011. Anyone with information regarding this case should call the Missouri City Police Department @ 281-403-8700.

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2010 Scholarship winners, left to right, Araceli Ovale, Wendy Navarro, Rori Hutcheson, Si Mei Guo, Logan Danna, Hoa Le Au and Khendra Felton.

Prayer List Darren Glynn, civilian contractor Corporal Jarrod Wayman, USMC Sgt. Simon Gutierrez, USMC Pvt. Marques Roberson, U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Seiter, U.S. Army Mike Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Dan Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Henry Blassingame, contractor SPC Christopher Kimrey, U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon, USMC Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo, U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Fox, U.S. Army Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado, USMC Airman Oscar Mejorado II, USAF Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado, USN Capt. Richard Carrell, USAF Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams, USMC Sgt. Holly K. Williams, USMC E3 Barett Clement, USCG Capt. Joseph DeWitt, U.S. Army Maj. William J. Stoesser, U.S. Army Airman Caleb J. Powell, USAF Cpl. Erick Tijerina, USMC LCDR James D. Shaw, U.S. Navy TSgt. Daniel Vargas, USAF LCpl. Jeffrey B. Brock, USMC FC2 Penny McGaughy, U.S. Navy LCpl. Raymond Padilla, Jr., USMC LCpl. Robert Originales, Jr., USMC PFC Patrick Fege, U.S. Army Corporal Jonathon Ross, USMC Capt. Clay Bland, U.S. Army Capt. Hunter Bland, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Gomez, USMC PFC Eli Harrington, USMC LCpl. “Trey” L. Chapa III, USMC Lt. Col. Bentley Nettles, U.S. Army Cpl. Jose R. Zepeda, USMC Jerry Zepeda, civilian contractor FR Brad Lindsey, U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Taylor, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Pereira, USMC LCpl. Kevin Canada, USMC SPC Donald McPaul, U.S. Army SSgt. Percy Engineer, U.S. Army LCpl. Douglas R. Johnson, USMC Sgt. Jerome Estrada, USMC SSgt. Joseph Crow, USAF DaNetra D. Pittman, Civilian Conractor Airman Shannon Fleming, U.S. Navy

Corporal Jake Crocker, USMC Corporal Armando Olivares, USMC Corporal Jonathan McCoy, USMC Sgt. Cory Wolston, U.S. Army LCpl. Brad Robideaux, USMC PFC Kent Finley, 1st Cavalry Ens. Leslie Ward, USN LCpl. Chris White, USMC Spc. Mark Shimala, U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Austin Gaines, U.S. Army PFC E4 Michael Andrew Hernandez, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Cannata, USMC John R. Simmons, U.S. Army Capt. Sean Nolan, U.S. Army Pvt. V. JordanVoss, U.S. Army LCpl. Alfred Paul Garza, USMC John David Woodcock, Petty Officer, US Navy Lt. Ryan Stevens, U.S. Army Senior Airman Oscar J. Perez, USAF Spc. Johnny Ray DeLeon, U.S. Army Capt. Robert Jason Wisham, U.S. Army PFC Zachary T. Gazaway, USMC PFC Luke M. Havemann, U.S. Army PFC Zachary Johnson, U.S. Army PFC Charlie Kasel - U.S. Army LCpl. Adam C. Turek - USMC PFC Sean (CJ) Johnson, U.S. Army Seaman Fernando Hernandez Jr., USN Chaplain Joe G. Grace II, Army Reserves LCpl. John Rossi, USMC SR Francisco Quintanilla, U.S. Navy SR Joel Soto, U.S. Navy PFC Miguel Soto, Jr., U.S. Army RP Jeffrey (Bubba) Evans, U.S. Navy PFC Rodolfo Castellanos, U.S. Army Pvt. Domingo Arrona Jr., USMC Lt. JG Megan Haydel, U.S. Navy Pvt. Matthew Butcher, U.S. Army SPC Michael Spencer Tesanovich, U.S. Army Cav. PFC Michael Fleming, USMC Pvt. Andrew R. Winchell, US Army PFC Bryan Horner, U.S. Army Major Brian Garino, U.S. Air Force PFC Shawn Robinson, U.S. Army Petty Officer (AET3) Kameron Kelso, USCG OSSR Dustin Stratton, U.S. Navy PFC John Lundgren, US Army Alex Quintanilla, U.S. Navy


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Quail Valley Golf Course offers recreational amenities to Fort Bend residents As we spring into a warmer season, Missouri City invites area residents to experience the award-winning Quail Valley Golf Course, where players of all levels can swing into life and learn new skills or improve their game, network for business, relax with the family, make new

friends and enjoy casual dining. One of the premier public courses in greater Houston, QVGC features two jewels: the revitalized El Dorado and the traditional La Quinta. Scenic and lush, both offer open fairways and undulating greens, providing a competitive chal-

lenge for golfers. Reviews range from “best course in the area” to “bargain-priced for the quality”. El Dorado has received excellent ratings from PGA Tour winners Y.E. Yang and Billy Ray Brown. In 2010, more than 44,000 rounds were played at the course

and “interest continues to grow significantly as we attract golfers locally, regionally, and nationally,” said General Manager Tyson Stittleburg. “Missouri City is proud to be home to one of the finest amenities in the area.” Another draw of QVGC is The Grille, a main attraction for

Sugar Land Rotary awards Governor’s Citations Sugar Land Rotary President Land Rotarians – Scott Finley Bouche Mickey awarded two and Ashley Foster. District 5890 Governor’s citaA Governor’s Citation was tions to two deserving Sugar given to Sugar Land Rotary

past-president Scott Finley for his outstanding work in supporting Service Above Self in Sugar Land Rotary. In addition

to serving as a Past President of Sugar Land Rotary, he chaired the 2010 Shrimpfest, the major fundraiser event held by Sugar Land Rotary. Finley was also recognized for his hard work in establishing a Computer Lab in the Arcola/Fresno community that has assisted children to enhance their academic skills and test scores in the Fort Bend ISD. The lab has certified teachers that provide assistance to children after school. “We thank Scott for his contributions to Fort Bend County and for helping people to help themselves,” said President Bouche Mickey. Sugar Land Rotarian Ashley Foster received a Governors Citation for outstanding work as membership chairman. Foster has increased membership in Sugar Land Rotary by 15 plus members which places the club ranking among the top two clubs in District 5890. “There are 63 Clubs in District 5890, and Ashley and has done an outstanding job as memberThe honorees pictured at the Sugar Land Rotary recognition are (from left to right): Scott Finley, Sugar Land ship chairman for Sugar Land Rotary President Bouche Mickey, and Ashley Foster. Rotary,” said Mickey.

Literacy Council’s 11th Annual Book and Author Dinner wows the audience again The Literacy Council of Fort Bend’s 11th Annual Book and Author Dinner, held Sunday, February 13, provided a glimpse into the accomplishments made possible through the gift if literacy! As guests were seated at tables decorated with flickering candles and red hearts, speaking authors Cassandra King and Susan Baker enlightened and amused the 300 members of the audience. The evening was masterfully emceed by award winning broadcast journalist Minerva Perez, who is a long time friend of Literacy. Attendees agreed that the eve-

ning’s highlights were the inspiring speeches delivered by this year’s Jan Schiff Scholarship winners, Maria Hernandez and Hoan Mai. These determined women told of how they have been able to alter the course of their lives through literacy. Their stories of courage and dedication touched hearts and brought the audience to its feet. A record $10,000 was raised for the Jan Schiff scholarship for 2012. Guests had the opportunity to purchase beautiful custom designed “Fall in Love With a Good Book” stationery. They were also invited to attend

“Entice with Spice” with author Shubhra Ramineni. This event will take place on March 20 from 5:00-7:00pm at The Club in the distinctive Aliana development in Richmond. Tickets for this event are $75, which includes the cooking demonstration, dinner and a free copy of Shubhra’s award-winning cookbook! If you are interested in attending this event, please contact the Literacy Council for ticket information. For information, or to learn more about LCFBC, please visit our website www.ftbendliteracy. org, or call 281-240-8181.

lunches, dinners, intimate banquets and community functions. A testament to its popularity, the course has been featured in respected publications, including Houston Golfers Guide, Fort Bend Star and Avid Golfer, which ranked ElDo the “#1 Best Overall Value Under $40” this year. Previously, Avid has also ranked La Quinta as a top valuepriced course. Both jewels attract numerous tournaments, and the course is renowned for hosting the 1973 and 1974 Shell Houston Open. In addition to its competitive draw, the course is also popular with the public. As part of its community-oriented focus, Staff has developed programs to foster interest and growth in golf. Coming soon are “Little Linkster Junior Golf Camps” in March, April and May. For more information, call the Pro Shop at 281-403-5910. For visitors who want to view the natural beauty of the course during a leisurely stroll, golf cart paths are open from dusk to dark. A future complement coming

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to the course is a new CityCouncil approved Community Center and Golf Pro Shop. The facility, designed with public input, will showcase Spanishstyle architecture, sweeping views, banquet and meeting rooms and a restaurant. Click on www.golfquailvalley.com to view a rendering of the project. “The goal is to enhance the City’s recreational amenity and enrich the quality-of-life for all residents,” said Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen. “The course is a family-friendly location for fun and it has had a positive impact on property values and the tax base.” The golf course, located at 2880 La Quinta Dr., is minutes away from Downtown Houston, The Galleria and the Medical Center. To plan the perfect putt and view fees, visit www. golfquailvalley.com or call 281403-5910. To make Grille reservations, call 281-403-5921. And to stay in the QVGC loop, email tstittleburg@missouricitytx.gov to receive his newsletter, “Heard from the Bird”.

FOOT FACTS by Dr. Eric Tepper BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS ADDRESSING ANKLE FRACTURES

An ankle fracture is an injury that can range from a minor wrenching to extreme damaging of the ankle. The twisting or wrenching variety requires careful realignment of the ankle joint bones. Injuries resulting from a fall or a car accident are ordinarily of a more serious nature and may involve cartilage damage. Following surgery, a cast that encompasses the lower leg and foot is used to protect and immobilize the area. The cast remains in place until any stitches need to be removed. A boot or brace may be used for protection when walking. An exercise regimen will be initiated. Participation in a physical therapy program is vital aftercare since it strengthens and develops the movement of the ankle. Ankle fractures are common among people of all ages and lifestyles. If surgery is not required, the ankle is generally placed in a cast or boot for six to eight weeks. If the fracture is treated promptly and properly, the chances of the ankle healing without any long-term complications are good. We take extra care to prevent recurrence of our patients’ foot and ankle problems, and ensure their comfort during all surgical and non-surgical procedures. Please call us today at 281-980-3668 to schedule an appointment. We are located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. HINT: Ankle fractures are most common in young men and older women.

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State grant approved for Missouri City’s construction of tennis & recreation center By Elsa Maxey Missouri City’s funding to acquire and redevelop what has formerly been called the Quail Valley Tennis and Fitness Center on Cypress Point will partially come from a state grant approved by Texas lawmakers during their previous 2009 legislative session. “We thought there would be no parks grants this year,” said Mayor Allen Owen during a recent city council meeting. Missouri City was one of two city grants funded by the state legislature last session. Senator Joan Huffman and State Rep Charlie Howard were both credited for “going to work on this one for us, and really battled for us,” said Mayor Owen. The city council recently authorized the acceptance of the grant that came from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for $950,000. It will be used for redeveloping what is termed the Tennis and Recreation Center.

According to the city, the state funding comes from the Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program, authorized in 1993 to assist subdivisions by providing basic public recreational facilities. Missouri City sought feedback from residents and contracted the PBS&J architectural firm to design a center with tennis and basketball courts, community meeting rooms, two gyms, exercise rooms and the accommodation of senior programs. For the 8.026 acres on which it will build the tennis and recreation center, the city will use the state funds granted on a 50/50 matching basis to pay for the property and the construction costs associated with the facility which is under design. Work on the site will include demolition as part of the effort needed to develop the recreational center. Construction is scheduled to start this summer.

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COMMONWEALTH PARK – Fabulous Perry Home in desired neighborhood! Oversized grand entry! Open concept floorplan. Large spacious formals w/double crown molding & custom drapes. Family w/open Kitchen concept. Fam. rm w/surround sound. Kitchen w/tons of cabinets & rich granite countertops & built-in desk. Refrig./Washer/Dryer & Freezer stay. Lg. utility rm. Oversize master bedrm. w/plenty of room for a sitting area. Exec. master bath w/6ft. whirlpool tub & sep. shower. His & hers walk-in closets. $329,600 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3719ST)

BRIDGEWATER – Gorgeous Home & View! Located on a Cul-de-Sac street, close to elementary school. Grand entrance w/extended marble floors leading to formals. Open kitchen concept to family room w/gas logged fireplace. French doors leading to sunroom/downstairs gameroom or study overlooking a sculpted sports pool/spa. Gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops. Recent Paint. Roof (2009) w/ridge vents,Hardiplank Siding. Sprinkler sys. Great Location! $330,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4819WC)

D SOL COMMONWEALTH PARK – Come & enjoy this Backyard Oasis w/Waterview, Greenbelt & Huge Diving Pool. No Backyard Neighbors! Oversized covered Lanai w/ceiling fan & decorative tile flooring. Interior features: fresh paint & carpet (6/2010). Updated gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops & dble ovens. Open kitchen concept family rm w/rich hardwood floors & dry bar. Lg gamerm w/room for media & pool table. Study w/wall of oak built-in desk & shelves. Updated A/C’s, furnaces, roof & water heaters. Back of house has Hardi. $364,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM42HS)

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LEXINGTON SETTLEMENT • Immaculately kept one story home on cul-de-sac street, tile in entry, kit, breakfast rm, baths. Isl kit w/ granite counters. Faux painting in dining & master. House freshly painted. High ceilings, open kitchen to living area. Master has garden tub w/ sep. Shower. $146,885. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

MANORS AT RIVERSTONE SEC 1 • Former model luxury stucco custom townhouse in pristine condition in gated community. Huntington floorplan w/ 3 bdrms & master retreat. Downstairs open floorplan great for entertaining. Gourmet isl kit open to living area & formal dining. Granite tile, covered patio, in house fire sprinkler, yard sprinkler sep. Lots of trimwork, whirlpool tub, really gorgeous. $265,000. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938.

GREATWOOD SHORES • Showplace custom w/backyard paradise on quiet private culde-sac street. Resort style back yard w/pool, spa, waterfalls, w/gas torches is spectacular! Safety fence. Designer paint. Study w/built-ins & hidden entrance to Master closet! Isl kit w/ granite, stainless steel appliances, 5-burner cook top. Media room w/wet bar off game room hidden behind secret bookcase. Three car garage. Exemplary elementary $569,900. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102

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SETTLERS PARK - Beautifully Updated brick 1-story home w/high vaulted ceilings in lg. living room. Fresh inter./exter. paint (7/10). Fresh neutral light tan plush carpet (7/10). Freshly installed lg. tile floors in kit. & baths (7/10). Updated appls: Stainless steel Kenmore Dishwasher & Gas free standing Tappan oven/range (black & white in color). Two dining area & breakfast bar. Walk-in pantry. Freshly installed 2’’ blinds (7/10). Master w/2 walkin closest w/shelves. Master bath w/2 sinks. Lg. covered patio. $129,000 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM3039MO)

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SIENNA PLANTATION/VILLAS – Exquisite Village Patio Home w/Courtyard Entry to Private Guest Quarters. Open Concept Floor Plan. Tons of hardwood flooring, 2’’ blinds & vaulted ceilings. Gourmet Style kitchen w/ oversized island & abundance of cabinets! Private library w/built-ins. Spacious Liv. Rm. w/wall of transom windows & French Doors to covered patio. Oversized master bedrm. Dramatic master bath w/whirlpool tub beneath stately columns w/archway. Huge wooded backyard w/covered patio,perfect for a pool. Alarm & Sprklr sys. $272,500. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3318CH)

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This 5 bedroom Trendmaker Home is located on desireable Snowy Owl Loop. Close to elementary school & Camp Sienna. Home is beautifully appointed and has all the bells & whistles of a Trendmaker. Gourmet kitchen has maple cabinets & granite countertops. Faux painting adds a decorator touch. Floorplan has 2 bedrooms down & 3 up, formal dining, & gameroom with built-ins. California closets, laundry chute & pass through from laundry to master closet are nice extras. Hidden storage room is a bonus! (8838SO)

RIVERSTONE – 4/2.5/2, Rare four bedroom unit in gated community offers desirable granite island kitchen with slate backsplash, stainless appliances, huge master with luxuriously appointed bath, light, bright neutral décor, and built-in bookcase. $257,000 (4325LW)

COLONY WEST – 4/2.5/2, Log cabin home located on 1+ acres with a pond offers a Texas style country porch, two zoned A/C units, two heaters with excellent energy efficiency, and a two car oversized garage with a circle driveway. $134,900 (9606QU) VICKSBURG VILLAGE – 4/2.5/2, This classic Perry showcases stunning formal with hardwood floors and molding. Combined with the granite island kitchen, top of the line stainless appliances, oversized tile and frieze carpet, this home is pleading to entertain guests. $165,000 (2930MA)

This beautiful Federick Harris Estate Home is a rare find! It is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, on a half acre lot. Home has 3 bedrooms downstairs and 3 bedrooms, plus a bonus room & upstairs. Too many upgrades to mention them all! Entry has stone flooring. Staircase, formals & family room have recent hardwood flooring. Custom TV niches and a window bench seat in breakfast area are nice touches. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances is to die for! (3411SU) This unique custom home is situated in The Peninsulas, a quiet waterfront community located on Lake Olympia. The home has fabulous views of the lake, from almost every room. All living areas have wood or marble flooring and rich mahogony paneling. Beautiful granite countertops are found in the kitchen, baths and multiple wet bars throughout the house. You will enjoy the lake, from the deck in the backyard. Close to schools, shopping & Ft. Bend Tollway! (2631PE)

NEW LANDSCAPING MAKES THIS THE BEST BARGAIN IN FORT BEND! Just remodeled and landscaped! Large house in Quail Valley with guest/maid quarters. New paint-every room and most drawers and cabinets. New carpet and tile in both the main house and guest house. New granite countertops in kitchen, new sinks, new cooktops and new double oven. House has both formals and 3-5 bedrooms with 2 bedrooms down. Guest quarters has 2-3 bedrooms plus living room with cathedral ceiling. Also 2 car garage and swimming pool. Call Becky Faust 713-8289007 (3003CA)

TELFAIR – 3/3/2, Gorgeous home with two bedrooms down, Granite island kitchen with custom cabinets and marble backsplash, wrought iron spindle stairway, cozy den with stone gas fireplace, full bathroom access from all bedrooms, and sprinkler system. $284,000 (2507RB)

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COMMONWEALTH – 4 or 5/3.5/2, Located on a cul-de-sac in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Sugar Land, this beautifully updated & remodeled home features a completely refurbished master bath, California closet systems, secondary bedroom with a Murphy Bed feature, stainless appliances, and a beautiful back lawn with heated pool, spa & pool bath. $410,000 (14ST)

FIRST COLONY – 4/2.5/2, Well maintained home with recently replaced roof, HVAC, freshly painted interior, private master retreat downstairs, game room with wet bar, large den with beautiful fireplace, light and bright kitchen, and large backyard. $182,500 (2923CO)


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• RIVERSTONE • Pool/spa/waterfall! Built 2003! Trendmaker beauty. Over 4700 sqft! 5 bedrooms! 4.5 Baths! 3 Car! 2 Masters! Rare find on huge oversize culdesac lot. No neighbors next to you. Upgrades galore! Clements school. Great lot next to fitness park. 3 car & portechere! Priced in the $500’s!

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ABR, GRI, E-Pro (WCR & ABWA Member) SUGAR LAND Great 1 story 4 bedroom home with new(Feb 2011) interior paint, carpet and laminate flooring. Covered patio too. Priced to go at $128,500 with $2,000 towards buyers closing costs.

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SIENNA – Tucked away on a quiet street, this adorable home has so much to offer! 3 bedrms + study, 2 full baths. Entertaining is a breeze w/ the open floor plan--big family rm, formal dining, brkfast nook & Isl kit. Freshly painted w/ low VOC paint! Backyard has raised beds for kitchen/herb garden, veggie garden. Very private w/ no back neighbors. Perfect home for the young family!! MLS # 10496047 $146,000 (10431CC)

SIENNA – Pride of ownership shows in this wonderful home. Beautifully maintained, this open floor plan flows to easily fit your family’s needs. Open formals charm your visitors as they enter your beveled glass front door. French door on spacious study for privacy. Island kitchen opens to den area & wall of windows for backyard views. Split floor plan w/spacious master suite. Oversized gameroom up will be your family’s favorite hide-a-way. $239,900 MLS #21061491 (3706BE)

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RIVER RUN • 3/2/2 Very open & FULSHEAR AREA • spacious w/ little sq ft wasted on hallways. The home has been upgraded with features in kit, flooring, & landscaping. Gas stove. Landscaped backyard & auto sprinkler system. Master is split from other bedrooms & has an excutive master bath. Master bath has 2 sinks, separate shower, & garden tub. (902SM)

Beautiful acreage in Fulshear area. Pecan trees and lake. Perfect for estate luxury site, cattle or horse ranch. Country feel but close to everything. Total of 27.7378 acres. (FM1489)

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SIENNA – Fabulous 5 or 6 bedroom home with master and 2nd bedroom down – perfect for the extended family! Gameroom plus bonus room up. Oversized lot with PebbleDek pool/spa & plenty of yard left for kids to play. Gourmet kitchen with GE Profile & Monogram stainless appliances. Double oven, 6 burner gas stove. Only $385,900. MLS # 48120625 (3103CB)

SIENNA – So many upgrades!! 5 bedrooms 3 ½ bath. POOL! Fabulous open floor plan w/ gleaming wood flooring, upgraded carpet, plantation shutters front AND back! Granite counters, island kitchen, designer faux painting, wrought iron railings in gameroom area. Extended breakfast/sunroom area. Professional landscaping front & back. Pool w/ rock slide. Close to Brushy Creek... MLS 7584826 $329,900 (3522CH)

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PLANTATION TRAILS/FIRST COLONY – WOW!!! REDUCED $10,000!! Fabulous home w/pool & spa, high ceilings, open floor plan, both formals & study w/ updated ceramic tile floors. Spacious den w/laminate wood flrs, gas FP & windows overlooks pool/spa, lrg master suite/updated ceramic tile shower & more!! Backyard Oasis!! $200,000 Kristi Holcomb 281-221-4980 (4015RP)

BRIGHTWATER – Gorgeous updated Perry! Every room shines! Crown molding, designer paint, hardwood flrs & oil-bronzed hardware. Remodeled gourmet kitchen w/grnite cntrs, tile bcksplsh, xtnd brkfst bar, SS appl, updated cabinets w/under mount lighting. Luxurious master suite w/jetted tub/bronzed fixtures. Oversized garage w/10ft ext & full sprinkler sys. Original owners. $275,000 Kristi Holcomb 281-221-4980 (1718BW)

THE HIGHLANDS – “LOCATION-LOCATION!!” Just minutes from mall, restaurants, schools, freeways! 3/2/2 one story plus loft, open floor plan, easy care porcelain tile in dining & den, doublepane windows & new AC (June ’10) for low electric bills. Big kit w/ lots of cabinet & counter space. BIG back yard and no back neighbors!! MLS 82165843 $172,900 (2314SU)

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MEADOWCREEK – Well maintained, one owner home in quiet neighborhood. Recently installed microwave, gas stove & stainless dishwasher. Great home for a growing family, large backyard, master down. Priced to sell!! $120,000 Ann LeTulle 832-818-4764 (2343RV)

QUAIL VALLEY– Darling cottage on premier golf course lot in quiet section of Quail Valley. Sq ftg does not reflect 12x9 glass sunroom that overlooks #18 hole of LaQuinta Golf Course. Wood burning FP, split bdrms w/full baths plan down, lrg bdrm & full bath up c/b perfect “man cave” or hobby rm. Roof ’07, AC/heat ’09, tile & carpet. Beautiful beveled glass front door. Don’t Miss!! $129,900 Lane Pearson 713-857-4416 (2810SD)

QUAIL VALLEY – Over 70K in upgrades beginning in ’06 in a super golf course location. Only 1-side neighbor. Master down w/recent remodel. Dbl pane wnds & patio drs w/lifetime guarantee. AC/heat/flrng roof/duct work/appliances, hot water heater, garage drs, fixtures in ’06. Bathrooms w/granite cntrs & new fixtures. 3- attics, tons of storage. Walk to pool & golf course. Low maintenance. $159,900 Lane Pearson 713-857-4416 (2827BR)

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COMMONWEALTH Really nice one story in sought after First Colony! Many updates include granite countertops,stainless appliances, tile floors and much more. Great floor plan with 4 bedrooms plus study.Sought after schools, and neighborhood! So convenient to EVERYTHING!

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One story, corner lot, w/lounging pool, mosquito system, and 3 car gar! Dramatic entry w/open floor plan. Open dining rm w/ columns. Fabulous gourmet kit w/isl, built in desk, & brkfst bar. Lrg, master suite w/ sitting area. Covered patio, spacious yard, arbor by pool, & more! $289,900 (9818MC)

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Beautiful custom built with private backyard, pool, & spa. Two story living area, wood floors, island kitchen with sub-zero, & wetbar with icemaker. Recent carpet, & roof in 00’. Dual staircases. Master suite with large exec. bath. Large utility room, gameroom up,& study down w/built-ins. Sought after Clements H.S.! $599,900 (66PW)

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will feature a state-of-the-art be tailored to specific interests Lutron system – the newest ele- including designing for young ment in home safety. In order to children or children with specreate energy efficiency, a better cial needs, landscaping concepts, BY BECKY HALL indoor air quality and true tem- lighting and home security, peratures within the home, the as well as many other topics. STAR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST air conditioning unit has been Perfect for monthly meetings or W.C.R. / ABWA / SWAPEN upgraded with two speed furnace even a fundraiser, groups can programmable thermostats com- bring in food and beverages. For plete with humidistats and media more information about group filters. tours and private seminars, realestateads@fortbendstar.com Groups interested in touring contact Kelly Buettner at kellythe showcase house have an buettner@comcast.net. opportunity to purchase tickets For more information about that include a private seminar the ASID House Designing with Take a rustic, Hill Country- listed for $1,350,000, is being with an ASID designer or indus- the Stars project or to purchase themed million dollar home, add built by Regan Custom Homes. try partner. The cost is $15 per tickets, visit www.siennaplantastate-of-the-art technology, fine Debuting April 1st and open person, and the seminars can tion.com. art and a renowned custom build- through April 17th for tours, the er plus twenty professional inte- Hill Country inspired home is rior designers, and what do you being custom designed by profesget? An exquisite, one-of-a-kind, sional ASID interiors designers must-see show home, or as Sienna – twenty, in fact. These designers, rd Plantation, Fort Bend’s premiere recruited by ASID, are the best of Master-Planned Community by the best and they have pulled out Sugar Creek Country Club Johnson Development, calls it – all of the stops to create a unique, the ASID Show Home Designing show stopper for this year’s RSVP: www.abwafortbendchapter.com with the Stars. showcase home. The house has The extraordinary project, the been divided into twenty areas ASID Show Home Designing and each designer has been desFORT BEND CHAPTER with the Stars, selected Sienna ignated an area to showcase their Plantation’s exclusive The talents. Though the designers are MONTHLY LUNCHEON Sanctuary at Water’s Lake, a working with one central theme – gated community featuring only the Hill Country – each designer March 10, 2011 • 11:30AM 12 home sites on one-half to half- has put their own personal touch Sweetwater Country Club acre properties. “Being selected as to create a home that is beautiful, the site for the ASID Show Home multi-functional and contains the PINK FLAMINGOS Designing with the Stars proj- latest technology. ect is an extraordinary opportuJust one of the state-of-the-art LANE PEARSON are COMING!!! nity,” said Susie Goff, Marketing design elements and technology PRESIDENT RSVP: andistjean@kw.com Director for Sienna Plantation. included in the home is a cus“The project truly showcases tom lighting system by Lutron. the best of the best with every Lutron builds a system based on room being an adventure, which a radio controlled master system compliments perfectly the quality that can do everything from turn lifestyle that we have created in on your lights and ceiling fans to Sienna Plantation.” opening and closing your blinds. The Home Team And, best of all, the ASID Show The 5,944 square foot home, Home Designing with the Stars

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University Boulevard construction underway for almost two miles By Elsa Maxey A recent ribbon cutting in Sugar Land formally signifies work that is underway for almost two miles of a new road stretch under construction. It will take University Boulevard from Commonwealth Boulevard to the Riverstone subdivision. When it is completed in spring 2013, projected by the city, it will represent another thoroughfare that is intended to connect U.S.59 to State Highway 6. The road project will be costing a little over $16 million. It was approved by the Sugar Land City Council in January, and over

55 percent of it is being funded with 2001 and 2007 Fort Bend County mobility bonds. The balance of the construction will be paid with monies from the city’s capital improvement program. The authorized project will cost less than anticipated showing a budget reduction in the amount of $2,376,529, in all likelihood due to the prevailing market’s lower construction costs. According to Keisha E. Seals, Engineer III with the city who addressed the city council, the savings will be extended to both the city and county. “We have a contractual relationship with

How to turn a theft into a robbery By LeaAnne Klentzman Wednesday afternoon, about 4pm, two women were arrested after a theft turned into a robbery. Sugar Land police responded to a medical uniform store at 16126 Hwy 59 regarding a theft. According to police, the reportee told officials that two women had attempted to leave the store with unpaid merchandise. When the reportee followed the women out the store in an effort to get the license plate number on their car to provide to police, the female

driver intentionally backed up the getaway car and hit the reporting party. The getaway car sped away. The vehicle and the two female occupants were located shortly thereafter headed northbound on Highway 6. Ultimately, the two women were detained and identified by the victim as the suspects. The female driving was charged with Aggravated Robbery and the other female, who was a juvenile, was charged with Class B Theft.

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the county that spells out the timing, method and amount of their payments to us,” said City Manager Allen Bogard. This was in response to councilmember Russell Jones’ concern about an equitable reduction to be realized by both the city and county in light of the budget adjustment. City finance staff said that the $2.3 million of savings will be reserved for change orders. In the event that there are none, the money will be placed in the city’s capital projects fund balance for other projects. Seals also told the city council that the construction project involved a coordinated and collective effort that included HOAs, Fort Bend County LID No. 2, 14 and 15, the Riverstone developers, FBISD, and both county and numerous city departments. The design of the new road to be constructed by Texas Sterling Construction Company will consist of four lanes with raised medians, curb and gut-

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This recent groundbreaking signals the beginning of the University Boulevard construction currently underway for a road stretch that will connect it from Commonwealth Boulevard to the Riverstone subdivision.  (l-r) Jon Harper of Texas Sterling Construction, City Engineer Chris Steubing, Engineer III Keisha Seals, Assistant City Manager Karen Glynn, City Manager Allen Bogard, Councilmember Michael Schiff, Anthony Columbo of Texas Sterling Construction, Councilmembers Don Smithers, Thomas Abraham and Mayor James Thompson, Assistant City Manager Karen Daly, Councilmembers Don Olson and Russell Jones, and Billy Mitchell of Texas Sterling Construction. ter with drainage improve- bridges, and decorative traffic and Commonwealth Boulevard ments, a 20-inch waterline, an signals and lighting at the inter- and at University Boulevard and eight-foot parkway trail, three sections of University Boulevard Elkins Road.

Immigration issues discussed by Sugar Land Democrats Club The Sugar Land Democrats Club held their second 2011 educational forum series with a discussion on Immigration issues. Gordon Quan, immigration attorney and founder of Foster Quan Immigration Law Firm, informed us that the economic benefits to the Texas economy of the immigrant workforce outweigh the social costs in healthcare and education for the immigrant and their families. State Rep. Ron Reynolds gave a briefing on all of the antiimmigration bills filed in the state Legislature by Republicans. We learned from Rep. Reynolds that one Republican state representative from the Houston area camped out two days before the first day of the Opening Session so that she could be one of the first to file an anti-immigration bill. The majority of people at the Immigration Forum expressed opinions wanting the U.S.A. government to establish a path the U.S.A. Sugar Land Co-Chair Shown l-r are: Steve Brown, Chair, FBC Dem Party, Carlos A. Garcia to citizenship for the 10 million Deron Patterson reminded every- FBC Dem Party Sec'y, Rep Ron Reynolds (D)Ft Bend County Dist 27, plus undocumented workers in one that Jesus Christ was an Mr. Gordon Quan immigrant in the land of Egypt as HHHH his parents sought asylum when he was just a baby, thusly, let all of us welcome the immigrant from abroad as did Egypt to Joseph, Mary, and their child Jesus. On Saturday, March 12, • Have you had heel pain for 6 or more months: 10:30am to 12:00pm Sugar Land • Have you tried numerous treatments that haven’t worked? Democrats Club will have a forum • Have you been told that surgery is your on “Building Energy Efficient and only remaining option? up to $3,500 assistance Sustainable ‘Green’ Buildings/ There is a New Homes and Communities” at Non-Surgical Procedure First Colony Library located Using Platelet Rich at 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Plasma Therapy Land, Texas. Key speaker will be LoraMarie Bernard, Executive • Procedure takes less than 30 minutes. Director of US Green Building • There is little to no pain afterwards. • You can return to work the next day Council Houston Chapter.

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Car burglar busted By LeaAnne Klentzman Early Sunday morning Rosenberg police were called to investigate an in progress car burglary at an apartment complex on Reading Road. When Officer Michael Walden arrived on the scene, the crook had already taken flight. Suspect information was given to patrol officer Gary Roberts and within five minutes, said Lieutenant Colin Davidson, Roberts had the suspect stopped. During the traffic stop, Officer Roberts discovered electronics that linked back to the car burglary at the apartment complex. As a result of the investigation, Edward Palacois was arrested. Palacois, a 22 year old Rosenberg resident, now faces burglary of a motor vehicle charges.

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Richmond Police Department announces top employees for 2010 By LeaAnne Klentzman At a banquet last Friday night held at the Safari Texas Veranda Room, the Richmond Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association honored

their top law enforcement personnel. Each year the department honors employees who exemplify dedication to the department’s philosophy of commit-

ment to the community. Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast said, “Each Division Commander selects someone from their division who they believe is deserving of this honor.”

Additionally this year, the police department named a Citizen of the Year and Business Sponsor of the Year for their outstanding support during the year.

Fort Bend/ Harris Retired Educators Association donates books to Heritage Rose Elementary The Fort Bend/Harris Retired Educators donated 557 new or gently used books to Heritage Rose Elementary students and staff in the Fort Bend Independent School District. Books were collected by the retirees at their monthly meetings for the Children’s Book Project drive. The Half Price Book Store also donated books to the project. The purpose of the Children’s Book Project is to place books into the hands of children who may not have many books in their homes. Goals of the program include increasing literacy and building an appreciation for books among children and their parents. Every child attending Heritage Rose Elementary will receive a book as the result of the donations. Personnel and 5th grade students from the Heritage Rose Elementary accepted the books. More information on the retired educators association can be obtained at www.trta.org.

Recipients for 2010 are pictured from left to right: Gabriel Escobedo / Citizen of the Year; Officer Mike Hicks / Officer of the Year – Patrol; Linda Rial / Support Person of the Year; Chad Dzierzanowski / Investigator of the Year; TCO David Evans / Tele-communicator of the Year; and Sears Hometown Store / Richmond, TX was named Business Sponsor of the Year.

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Pictured from left to right in row two are Mary Ann Dolezal, president of the Fort Bend Harris Retired Educators, Katina Brown, principal of Heritage Rose Elementary, Pamela Johnson, ITS at Heritage Rose Elementary and treasurer of the retirees’ organization, and Dianne McDonald, second vice president of the retirees’ organization. The students receiving the books from left to right are Xavier Chaires, Kyler Rideau, Maria Garcia, and Christy Espinoza.

If you are creative, a hard worker, have a winning smile and a desire to help others, you can supplement your family income with a full-time position working in Fort Bend.

FBJSL awards $2,500 Grant to SIRE The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is pleased to present a $2,500 Community Assistance Fund (CAF) grant to SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers. The grant will provide funding for horse expenses during instructor and volunteer training at the Fort Bend site and for Fort Bend clients at the Top Hands Horse Show at the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

The mission of SIRE is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding programs, competitions, summer camps and training. SIRE’s Fort Bend facility is located at the Sienna Plantation Stables with classes and therapies scheduled weekly. More information about the program is available at www. sire-htec.org.

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The purpose of the meeting is to gather public input regarding the proposed raised median along the project limits. No additional right-of-way will be required for the proposed action. Exhibits showing aerial photography including the proposed improvements will be displayed at the meeting. Representatives from the CITY, TxDOT and the study team will be available to answer individual questions. Public comments are encouraged. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting. Written comments relative to the proposed project may be submitted at the meeting or to the Director of Project Development, TxDOT, P.O. Box 1386, Houston, Texas, 77251-1386, or electronically to HOU-PIOWebMail@txdot.gov. Written comments submitted electronically or by mail must be postmarked by April 26, 2011. Persons interested in attending the public meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact TxDOT’s Public Information Office at 713-802-5072 at least two working days prior to the meeting. TxDOT offices are open Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding State holidays. Since the public meeting will be conducted in English, any requests for language interpreters or other special communication needs should also be made at least two working days prior to the public meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

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INFORMATION SERVICES MANAGER The City of Rosenberg is accepting applications for an Information Services Manager. Position will coordinate the planning, installation, implementation, maintenance and training of information systems. Other responsibilities include data conversion, functional testing, forms development, operation schedules and planning. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or Management Information Services. Five (5) years progressively responsible systems analysis experience is required and supervisory/management experience is preferred. Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possess a valid Texas operator license. Qualified applicants must submit the application and resume by fax, mail or in person to: City of Rosenberg, Attn: Personnel Department, 2110 4th Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471, Monday -Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Position will remain open until filled. EOE www.ci.rosenberg.tx.us

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WAREHOUSE DELIVERY PERSON M-F • Sugar Land area Must have valid TX driver’s license Fax resume to:

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A busy Sugar Land Family Practice office is looking for an experienced Medical Assistant. Excellent benefits. Come join our team. Fax resume to 281-565-2803

Call Ms. Gibbens 713-772-8786

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The City of Missouri City (CITY) in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public meeting regarding the proposed improvements to FM 2234 (Texas Parkway) from 3rd St to Cartwright Rd in Fort Bend County, Texas. The meeting will be held as follows:

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FBJSL members present a check in the amount of $2,500 to SIRE. Pictured left to right are Wendy Cook, Development, SIRE, FBJSL members Lori Bramlett, Brooke Livingston, Rebecca Starling-Klatt, Jenny Nelson, Susan Bakus and Sharon Dimicelli, and Jimm Williams, Executive Director, SIRE.

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The Fort Bend Star is currently interviewing for a full-time sales position If you are creative, a hard worker, have a winning smile and a desire to help others, you can supplement your family income with a full-time position working in Fort Bend. • No driving into Houston • Flexible hours • Work close to home • Work while your children are in school

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CNC Lathe Machinist Fiberspar Linepipe, LLC is seeking a qualified CNC Lathe Machinist. This position is for our 2nd shift and our requirements include: 3 years CNC Lathe setup/run experience with editing capabilities. Must be able to read and interoperate blue prints. Fiberspar offers an excellent benefits package and very competitive wages. If interested, please fax resume to 713-849-9202 or email to cramin@fiberspar.com. You can also apply in person at 12239 FM529, In the North Woods Industrial Park West, Houston, TX 77041 just ask for Charli Ann. If you need directions please call 713-849-2609 and ask for the direction line. Be prepared for a facility tour.


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CARPET

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MULTI-FAMILY Tools, bicycle, clothes, microwave, furniture and much more!! Saturday, 3/5/2011, 8:00a.m. – 1:00pm. Sugar Land, Chimneystone subdivision, 2719 Old Fort. PLANTATION CREEK. 4627 Plantation Colony Drive. Friday 3/4, Saturday 3/5. 8am. Home furnishings, clothes, party/ pet supplies, medical supplies, books, knickknacks. LAKE OLYMPIA. 4611 Kitty Hollow Drive. Saturday 3/5. 8am-2pm. Small appliances, bedding, home furnishings, clothes, much more!

QUAIL VALLEY. 3715 Panorama. Thursday 3/3, Friday 3/4 (7am-noon). Saturday 3/5, 8am-noon. Furniture, golf clubs, boots, yard equipment, trailer hitch and wheel, decorator and craft items, nice clothes and much MORE! BENEFIT GARAGE SALE for Elkins HS 2011 ProGrad “Night After Graduation.” Saturday, March 5, 8am-2pm. First United Methodist Church Missouri City, corner FM 1092 (Murphy Rd.) and Lexington. Questions or donations call 281-8351363.

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Sell your automobile in the ONLY Countywide Newspaper - The Fort Bend Star

THE FORT BEND AUTO MARKETPLACE

Go to www.UsedCarLover.com to search complete online inventory or to sell your car. ‘00 DODGE

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2007 Ford Ranger XLT with automatic, cruise, am/fm, CD, ac, tilt-wheel, bed liner. Only 24,070 miles. Excellent condition. Sale price $13,500. 281-782-4816

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2003 Red Mercedes SLK230 Kompressor. ONLY 41,000 miles. Red hard top convertible with black leather intererior and Karman Hardon sound system. VERY LOW MILEAGE and excellent condition. $17,500 negotiable. 281-725-8497.

4 weeks - 25 words PLUS A PICTURE 29 bucks Call 281-690-4200

2009 TOYOTA TACOMA, PRERUNNER V6 - Red Off Road Package Crew Cab Auto Trans Air Conditioning Power Lock and Window. Must see to appreciate STK# 080727. Sale Price $27,988. Call 888-460-3199.

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Shocking traffic accident turns out oaky By LeaAnne Klentzman Sugar Land police responded to a traffic accident near the airport that could have had shocking results, but all ended well. Saturday morning, just before noon, Sugar Land Police were called to a traffic accident in the 12800 block of State Highway 6 in front of the Sugar Land Airport. When police arrived on the scene, they discovered

young daughter, did as told and remained inside the vehicle after the crash and avoided serious injury. The ensuing investigation revealed that the power line had fallen onto the roadway after the pole from which the wire was suspended had caught on fire and broken in half. When the top half of the burned pole fell, it landed on an unoccupied

vehicle that was parked nearby and the live wires fell onto the roadway. State Highway 6 was closed in both directions for a short time. However, the mother and daughter had to remain inside their car until Centerpoint arrived and cut the power to the tangled line. Then the mother and child were removed without injury.

Imperial Project enters first . phase of development process........................... from page 1

will allow for adjustments along the way, should the residential component not work as well as intended. Shafie told commissioners that the amount of land proposed for multifamily housing is a small portion of the developable project acreage. He said the general plan identifies about ten percent of the developable land, about 42 acres, to be dedicated for multifamily use leaving 387 acres for office, retail, restaurant, hospitality, entertainment, civic and other residential land uses. In an historic place where the iconic structures are proposed for preservation, the project developer wants to develop the land and promote it as a pedestrian and walkable community with mixed uses for generating what it calls “an economically successful development with a robust day and night time population.” There remain issues and other considerations, however, to be further reviewed in part by the results of traffic impact analysis reports. Shafie invites residents to voice their opinions and provide him with feedback as the project continues to develop.

district to the east side fronting the highway; and 7) the open space and utility uses district in existing wetlands on the north side. This project site for the seven districts is south of Voss, west of Main, north of U.S. 90A and east of State Highway (SH) 6 with Oyster Creek going right through the acreage. About one and a quarter miles of frontage are on SH 6 and 575 feet of frontage is found on Main Street/Burney Road with the refinery site fronting Kempner Drive shouldered by Main and Ulrich Street.

power lines on a vehicle with people trapped inside. According to authorities, a vehicle had been traveling north on State Highway 6 when it struck a downed power line and the vehicle became entangled in the live wire. Authorities said other motorists stopped after the crash and told the occupants to remain inside the vehicle. The occupants, a mother and

Shafie previously shared the proposed layout with area residents in mid-February at a Fluor Daniel Building workshop session. Then he took the project before the Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday where it was scheduled as a workshop for review and discussion. That’s when other residents were able to see the much awaited plans of the project. They call for developing a destination center back-to-back with the new minor league ball field about to undergo a formal groundbreaking

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for opening day in about a year. Of the residents that addressed commissioners and also the project developer, they mostly expressed concerns about traffic into their neighborhoods next to, near, and inside the project site, and the total number of multifamily residential units called for in the Planned Development zoning application, which represent more than what was originally proposed by a former developer. After the sugar factory closed in 2003, four years later in 2007, a general plan was approved followed by a plan development application submitted to the city. The project, discussed with impacted residents in the neighboring area, was put on hold due to economic conditions. In 2009, Johnson Development was then selected as the new partner to develop the Imperial Project and last year in June, Sugar Land selected the site for the minor league park. In the fall, a revised Planned Development zoning application was submitted requesting conversion of an area for the majority of single family residences to a professional business park and also for the relocation of multi-family units from the SH 6 commercial district to the mixed use ball park district. Shafie said that having a residential population in close proximity to other land uses is a critical component of a true mixed-use development calling attention to other successful mixed-use developments like the Woodlands Town Center and the new City Centre on Beltway 8 at I-10 with resident populations near retail shops, restaurants, museums and commercial properties, which he said is critical to supporting their viability, especially when they are within walking distance of residential housing. Opus, a development in Minnesota, was another project cited for comparative purposes. While some of the Planning and Zoning Commissioners endorsed the proposed plan concepts, others sided with the residents’ concerns about high density residential aspects with an increased number of multi-family units in the Planned Development zoning application. The site, however, is intended to be constructed in phases, which apparently

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Techno...................................from page 1 Oops! Imagine their surprise when they discovered dope, cash, and prescription drugs, in plain view laying about the house. So when the owner rolls up, shock and awe….he refused to allow police to search. Now they had already been inside to secure the residence after finding an

open door so…you get the picture. Undaunted, police already had a search warrant in the works. Done and done. Dope collected, cash collected, and resident collected. Ya gotta love a security device that you pay for and it snitches ya’ off to the cops.

Katy man convicted . of DWI...................................from page 1 Paris was tried in County Court at Law No. 3 before Visiting Judge Larry Wagenbach. In this case, Driving While Intoxicated is a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by 3 to 180 days in jail and/or a fine up to $2,000. Paris is scheduled to be sentenced on March 4, 2011 to an 18-month

probation including a $1,000 fine, 60 hours of community service and DWI education classes. Assistant District Attorneys Andrew Herreth and Lesleigh Saunders prosecuted the case. Attorney Logene Foster represented the defendant.

Fort Bend County census . data in hand.. tweaks . and more coming .............. from page 1 Self-identifications accounted for 8.8 percent of those classifying themselves to be of German ancestry, 6.3 percent American, and 5.8 percent English ancestry, according to census data. With more expected from the census bureau, there may also be adjustments. Fulshear, also called the little town to the northwest of Sugar Land in Fort Bend County, is reportedly looking at challenging its totals consid-

ered to represent an undercount. Growth in Fulshear exploded in the 2000s. The population between the last census and the current 2010 results shows that it grew to 1,134, which is over a 58 percent increase. Post census redistricting of congressional and state legislative districts will be forthcoming following the release of the new census data, and locally, precinct lines will also undergo changes.

State Rep. Ron Reynolds files bill for . college meningitis vaccine requirement.............. from page 1 The bills currently pending require the meningitis vaccination requirement for all incoming students, including those who live off and on campus. “Unfortunately, House Bill 4189 did not include the vaccination requirement for students who live off campus,

where both Nicolis Williams and Jamie Schanbaum, the student whose contraction of bacterial meningitis prompted HB 4189 to be passed and enacted last session resided,” said Rep. Howard. Rep. Reynolds, a freshman legislator, jointly authored his

bill together with Byron Cook, a Republican from Corsicana, who serves as the chairman of the House Committee on State Affairs. “I look forward to working with him in a bypartisan manner to pass this important life saving legislation,” said Rep. Reynolds.

Somers named Child Advocate of the Year

Shown left to right: Child Advocates of Fort Bend CASA Program Director Metoyer Ellis, Brad Somers, Pat Somers and Child Advocates of Fort Bend Executive Director Ruthanne Mefford. Somers was named Child Advocate of the Year at the agency’s annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet on February 17. Pat Somers was named Child Advocate of the Year for 2010 at Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Annual Volunteer Celebration. The celebration was held February 17, at Safari Texas Ranch. The event was attended by almost 200 volunteers, partners and staff. This honor is awarded to individuals who understand what it takes to make a non-profit grow, they actively work to increase its social capital in the community, and they demonstrate that “whatever it takes attitude”, according to Executive Director Ruthanne Mefford. Somers became a volunteer in 1992 and was a member of the agency’s very first volunteer training class. During her 19 years of service, she has advocated for 17 children, often serving as an advocate on two cases at a time. She has provided curriculum for volunteer training and continuing education, using her skills as a

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teacher to continually enhance the agency’s volunteer training program Other honorees at last night’s celebration include Carol Holton (Lifetime Hero Award), John Healey (Champion for Children Award), Cathy Barrett (CASA Volunteer of the Year), Jennifer Williams (Children’s Advocacy Center Volunteer of the Year), and Robert Wolter and Paul Yasilli (Event Volunteers of the Year). To see a

list of all of the honorees, go to Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s website at www.cafb.org. Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Magic Carpet Gala will be held April 2 at Safari Texas Ranch. The Gala and Auction raises money to support the agency’s programs for abused and neglected children. To attend this event, become a sponsor or for more information contact Irene Wisner at 281344-5108 or iwisnser@cafb.org

MISS Mustangs Club sponsored food drive

Heritage Rose Elementary School’s MISS (Manners, Independence, Selfconfidence and Strength) Mustang Club recently conducted a two-week long food drive on their campus to benefit families served by the East Fort Bend County Food Pantry. With the help of Heritage Rose students, staff, and parents, the MISS Mustangs collected more than 2,200 cans of food items for the food pantry. They collected much more than they anticipated and ultimately needed the items loaded on a large truck provided by the East Fort bend County Food Pantry.


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Nacogdoches man finds heroes close to home at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital When the results from Kenneth King’s blood work came in, his doctor knew immediately that Kenneth was headed towards kidney failure. The doctor also knew he couldn’t treat Kenneth; not because he didn’t have the knowledge, but because he practices in Nacogdoches, Texas, where there is no hospital equipped to perform kidney transplants. “I was given lots of options,” says King, a Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office Investigator. “There are transplant clinics in Tyler and Shreveport that are each less than 60 miles away, but my doctor strongly recommended The Methodist Hospital System. After researching a number of facilities, just by the sheer number of transplants Methodist does and the positive outcomes, I knew Methodist is where I needed to be.” So Kenneth and his wife, Angie, and nephew, Steven, loaded up their truck and made the two and a half hour drive to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and its new Transplant Clinic, which provides pre-transplant evaluation for patients with organ failure. Both Angie and Stephen

had volunteered to be donors and would now undergo rigorous testing to see if either would be compatible for Kenneth. “All along I knew it was going to be me,” says Angie King, wife and mother to the couple’s three children. “Everyone else was convinced that Steven would be the best match since he is a blood relative, but there was never a doubt in my mind that it would be me donating a kidney to my husband.” While testing was being done on Angie and Stephen at The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, Kenneth had his own series of tests completed at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. His first stop was to meet his new doctor, Horacio E. Adrogue, M.D., a second generation transplant nephrologist on staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the Pancreas Transplant program Medical Director. Dr. Adrogue is also the Medical Director of the Methodist Transplant Network, which has a goal to create transplant evaluation clinics in the community to better serve transplant patients. “The Methodist Sugar Land Clinic is able to start evalua-

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Jordan Elementary Cheerleaders sponsor food drive Jordan Elementary School’s Cheerleading Squad recently sponsored a food drive on their campus to benefit the Second Mile Mission Center. Students and staff donated more than 800 food items to help families who are in need throughout the community. Pictured with the Jordan Cheerleading Squad are (far left) Dr. Margaret Patton, Principal; Tisha Scott, Cheerleader Sponsor; and (right, foreground) Crystal Robinson, Cheerleader Sponsor; and Jeannette Burgess, Assistant Principal.

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Fort Bend County Alumnae Panhellenic accepting 2011 scholarship applications The Fort Bend County Alumnae Panhellenic is pleased to announce our new Scholarship Program for 2011. The 2011 program will offer a $500.00 scholarship to two collegiates who are residents of Ft. Bend County and graduates of Ft. Bend ISD, Lamar CISD, Stafford MSD or Needville ISD or residents within these school districts’ boundaries who are graduates of a private school or home school. The applicants must also be active in one of

the 26 National Panhellenic Conference Sororities (NPC), represent scholastic achievement, campus and community involvement and leadership in their sorority. Recipients will be announced at the Fort Bend County Alumnae Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Workshop on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Applications are available

at www.fortbendpanhellenic. org or Facebook Group, Fort Bend Alumnae Panhellenic. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 4, 2011. To learn more about the scholarship program, the workshop and Fort Bend Panhellenic visit our web site at www.fortbendpanhellenic.org, or our Facebook group, Fort Bend Alumnae Panhellenic.

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Missouri City mayor proclaims Texas Independence Day Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen proclaimed Tuesday, March 1 as “Texas Independence Day” in the  Show Me City to celebrate the 175th year since the founding of the Republic of Texas. “A lot of people have moved to the state and while they may visit the Alamo, they may not understand the history of that

event,” noted Mayor Owen. “Texas Independence Day is part of the history of the state that people are encouraged to read about and appreciate as they go about their daily lives.” Texas Independence Day originally began in 1836 when 59 signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence gathered in a blacksmith shop

at Washington-on-the-Brazos and formally split from Mexico to form the Republic of Texas. The signing came less than a year after the first battle of the Texas Revolution was fought in October 1835 in Gonzales. Texas won independence when the revolutionary army won the decisive Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Texas

joined the United States about a decade later in 1845, but the idea of Texas as its own nation, and its fight for independence, shapes the state’s identity to this day. Joining Mayor Owen at the reading of the proclamation at City Hall were Tom Green and Dale Williamson with the Sons of the Republic of Texas. “The Sons of the Republic of Texas

encourage residents of Missouri City and across the state to learn about the history of this great state,” Green said. Williamson shared his family’s historical ties to Texas. “My ancestor, Judge Robert Williamson, known as ‘threelegged Willie,’ came to Texas in

1826 and served with the Texas Rangers, was the first Judge in the Republic of Texas, was a Texas Supreme Court Justice and was elected to the Texas Legislature six times,” recalled Williamson, who was dressed in period costume. “So this day is very important to my family.”

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It’s time to “Boogie” with PCCA and Fort Bend County Women’s Center Title Sponsor, PCCA, and the Fort Bend County Women’s Center invite you to Boogie 2011 “Sock Hop at the Soda Shop”, the Women’s Center’s 20th annual fundraiser celebrating the best of the ’50’s and ’60’s. This year’s event will be held at the Stafford Centre on Saturday, March 26, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sharron Melton, co-anchor of ABC13’s award winning morning newscast, will emcee the evening’s events. Named as one of the top ten party bands in

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LCISD’s Willman recognized by state organization for Professional Achievement

Lamar CISD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Bonnie Walker, Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle, Lamar CISD Executive Director of Community Relations and Lynda Queen, who presented the Professional Achievement Award to Willman at the 2011 Texas School Public Relations Association Conference.

Aquinas Early Childhood Center is rated 4 stars by Texas Rising Star, for Quality, care & service. We serve children from 6 weeks to After School. We have transportation from area public schools. We offer off site field trips for Pre-School and Pre-K. We will have a new Kindergarten in the fall. Aquinas children go to chapel every day in our onsite Chapel. We have a full day, developmentally appropriate curriculum that is hands on. No Color sheets! We have small class sizes and degreed teachers. Come see the difference in Christ -Centered Early Education.

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Lamar CISD Executive Director for Community Relations Christy Willman was honoured by her colleagues with the Professional Achievement Award at the Texas School Public Relations Association’s (TSPRA) annual conference, held February 23-25 in Arlington. Willman, who served as the Association’s President in 2007-2008, was nominated by her peers for the award. TSPRA rules call for the Award to go to someone who has worked in school public relations “for at least 10 years and during that time exhibited a creative, dedicated and professional approach to school communications.” Willman has served Lamar CISD as the Executive Director of Community Relations since 2004. She worked as an elementary classroom teacher for 13 years in the CypressFairbanks, Austin and Lamar CISD schools before becoming Director of Communications at Lamar in 1996. She has been an active member of TSPRA since 1997, serving twice as a Conference Day Chair of the association’s convention and as Vice President of the Houston/Beaumont area. She is also a member of the Houston Area School Public Relations Association and the National School Public Relations Association. Under her leadership the LCISD Communications department has received seven Crystal Awards and numerous Best of Category, Gold and Silver awards from TSPRA.

Fort Bend Junior Service League partners with Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille for Charity Ball VIP Party On Sunday, February 20, the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) honored sponsors of the upcoming Charity Ball ~ Vintage Vegas by hosting a party at the home of Laura and Mark Millis. FBJSL recognized presenting sponsor Sterling McCall Lexus, as well as the numerous other companies and individuals who have given so generously to the Charity Ball. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille graciously donated food for the evening's festivities. The Charity Ball will be

held on March 5, at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. Proceeds from this year's gala benefit the Fred & Mabel R. Parks Youth Ranch, a newly constructed facility that will serve as an emergency shelter for homeless and at-risk youth in our community. Individual tickets to the Ball are $125 each. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, please contact Charity Ball Co-Chairs Robin Alston, Shannon Bloesch, Jenn Marker or Shayne Newell at charityball@fbjsl.com.

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Fort Bend ISD to kick off WATCH week in March Fort Bend ISD’s Safe and Drug Free Schools, in conjunction with the Fort Bend Medical Society Alliance, will help promote WATCH Week throughout FBISD schools during the week of March 7-11. Now in its 11th year, WATCH (Weight, Activity, Tobacco, Cholesterol and Hypertension) is a heart health awareness program that highlights the five major risk factors contributing to heart attack and stroke. The program also

promotes choices for healthy lifestyles and reducing obesity. To help kick off the WATCH Week events, FBISD students, families, staff, and the community are invited to attend a “Watch Your Wellness Health and Fitness Fair” on Saturday, March 5, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, in Sugar Land Town Square (2711 Town Center Blvd.). The fair is a free event and will feature health information and screenings, activity booths

and live entertainment by FBISD student groups, Kid’s N Cops, a children’s play zone area, a Sugar Land fire truck, and lots of giveaways! Clutch the Rockets mascot and the H-E-B Buddy will also make a special appearance. For more information about WATCH Week and the “Watch Your Wellness Health and Fitness Fair,” contact Mary Kiernan at 281-634-3565 or Nomita Bajwa at 832-689-2281.

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Pictured are members of the WATCH Health Fair Committee. Pictured (from left to right) are: Tameeka Dredd, Sandy Bristow, Vijay Bhuchar, Annette Henderson, Teresa Reading, Mary Kiernan, Nomita Bajwa, and Geraldine Whitt. Not pictured is Sonal Bhuchar.


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