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Rosenberg residents will not have to decide after all whether the city should donate the land needed for a controversial Texas Department of Transportation road project called One-Way Pairs. Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has approved a $1.5M advanced funding agreement with TxDOT

that will eliminate the need for Rosenberg residents to have the special election in May. The agreement stipulates that TxDOT will pay the City of Rosenberg fair market value for the land required for the project, which would turn Avenues H and I into one-way streets in order to alleviate congestion and reduce accidents. The property, near Highway 36 and US 90A, north of

St. Laurence Catholic Church presented an alternate plan for expanding their religious education and day care facilities to Sugar Land's Planning and Zoning Commission but some concerns still linger. The amended plan was presented at a P & Z workshop February 27. St. Laurence wants to tear down two older buildings and build one 79, 521 square foot building on the site. St. Laurence has applied for a conditional use permit

because the property is now in a standard single-family residential district. The existing buildings were in operation prior to the land being annexed by the City of Sugar Land and did not require a CUP. The amended plan addressed numerous concerns raised at a public hearing last month from P & Z commissioners and property owners who live in the Colony Park subdivision that backs up to the proposed site. One major concession was an adjustment to the building's location, which allows for an

At the February 19 Stafford City Council meeting a company by the name of SOGO Industries applied for a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to build a new manufacturing development at 4417 & 4421South Main Street. Currently there is an auto body shop at one address and incomplete banquet hall at the other, with residential backing up to it.

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Namit Varma, SOGO Sales and Marketing Director, explained to Council that their family owned and operated company currently is located on Harwin Street in Houston. They have four plastic molds that they manufacture; a chair, a pitcher and two different types of bowls. At this time, the company only runs a 10-hour shift due to safety concerns in that area.

increased setback to the east and rear of the property. Property owners were concerned that the proximity of the new building would infringe on their privacy. The original plan called for a set back of 53 feet and 54 feet respectively but would be increased to 78 feet in both locations in the revised plan. Some commissioners weren't happy with the increased setback or the size of the proposed building. "The setback isn't o.k.", said Commissioner Heather Davis. "It will be closer than the existing building is now. Every single person that backs up to this, doesn't support it". "I have an issue with a commercial-sized building being set down in the middle of a neighborhood", said Commissioner Joan Berger. The building's modified location will preserve the majority of the protected trees which act as screening for the property owners. The church is also in discussions with the First Colony Community Association about putting in a masonry fence on the Colony Park property lines. P & Z Chairwoman, Kathy Huebner, requested a report from an arborist to make sure

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Company wants to relocate to Stafford for low-crime appeal By Karen Daniels


Rudy’s Stop and Shop, is an essential part of the one-way pairs conversion in Rosenberg, explained Fort Bend County Commissioner Richard Morrison. “With this agreement, TxDOT has agreed to purchase this property eliminating citizen concerns regarding a City of Rosenberg donation", Morrison said. "An independent

Sugar Land P & Z still not sold on revised St. Laurence expansion plan By Betsy Dolan

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11th Annual Expedition Bike Ride! On Saturday, March 22, the Fort Bend Education Foundation will host its 11th annual bike ride. Riders take off at 7:30 am from Ken Hall Stadium (located at Hightower High School in Missouri City) to wind through quiet streets and into the countryside before looping back home.  There are 3 routes to choose from ranging from 20 to 79 miles. This is one ride you don’t want to miss! For more information, go to: Pictured are 2014 Bike Ride Committee Members: Back row l to r: Stephanie Collins-AHS, Alex Alberty- RPHS, Ron Bailey-FBEF Board Member, John Wantuch-FBEF Board President Elect, Geir Bentzen, Scott Maddox, Ignacio Marquez. Middle Row l to r: Justice Ndimele-RPHS, Matt Brown, Vickie McMillanRPHS, Janice Holley, Beverly Scott, Ron Williams, Cruz Coria. Front Row l to r: Peggie Yih-CHS, DHSAsta Wu-DHS, Charles Borsos-Ride Director, Kelly Metzger-FBEF Marketing Coordinator, Allan Holley and Taylor McKeown-RPHS. See related article on page 2

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To begin the spring season, the city of Sugar Land kicked off with their Annual Cultural Kite Festival last Saturday, March 1st at Sugar Land Memorial Park. The weather was perfect for this event. Some of the things the crowd enjoyed were kite making workshop, kite flying, cultural entertainment, refreshments and most of all the beautiful and diverse kites.

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Fort Bend cities focus on May 10 General Election By Elsa Maxey

  With the end of candidate filing for the May 10 General Election last Friday, there are several contested races in some Fort Bend cities for elected office since the current office

holders’ terms expire this May. Most of them have opted for re-election amid competition. But cities, like Sugar Land, Stafford and Meadows Place, will not be having an election since there is no opposition against those who filed for

Man gets 25 years for bashing deputy in face Robbery after the A collection of charges earn a court revoked Richmond man many years in the the 4-year state penitentiary. probation On February 27, Billy Monroe awarded Regenhard was sentenced in 2011. to 25 years in prison for the Regenhard Billy Regenhard Aggravated Assault Against a entered a guilty Public Servant, Deputy Mary plea before the 434th District Gremen. Rengenhard was also Court and requested Judge James sentenced to 5 years for family violence assault, 10 years for 25 YEARS, continued on page 12 By LeaAnne Klentzman

city elected office there. Missouri City Missouri City shows contested races for its three city offices up for election, the mayor’s and two at-large city council seats currently held by Mayor Allen Owen, Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Wyatt and Council Member Danny Nguyen, respectively.  Noel Pinnock, Sr. filed for mayor and will run against the 20-year, consecutive incumbent Mayor Owen going for reelection for another two-year term. Pinnock previously ran unsuccessfully against Wyatt in 2008.  Mayor Owen also experienced opposition in 2006 and 2008, when Greyling B. Poats ran unsuccessfully against him.  ELECTION, continued on page 9

Scoreboard Fort Bend

March 4 Primary Election contested races outcome By Elsa Maxey

Several local battles are expected to heat up from now until the fall - like the office for county judge, the DA, for the district and county clerk, even for a couple of state representative districts, a

congressional race and others. Local results of the March 4th Texas Primary are listed here only for the contested races within each party. Complete election results - fortbendstar. com. The final outcome of the races will be determined by the Nov. 4th General Election.

HIGHLIGHTS – Winners of contested races alongside November opponents ( i ) – incumbent • Names in bold are winners of March 4 contested races



U.S. House of Rep. Dist. 22 Pete Olson ( i )........................... (100%) Frank Briscoe ................(57.02%) State Senator Dist. 17

Joan Huffman ( i )................. (71.93%) None

268th Judicial Dist. Judge Brady G. Elliott ( i )................ (76.36%) None 268th Judicial Dist. DA

John Healey ( i )..................... (71.83%) Wilvin J. Carter..................(100%)

Co. Court at Law #1 Judge Chris Morales........................ (51.53%) Tameka Carter...................(100%) Co. Court at Law #4 Judge

R.H. “Sandy” Bielstein ( i )..... (59.59%) None

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Annie Rebecca Elliott ( i ).... (62.55%) Michael D. Antalan............(100%)

Justice of Peace Precinct #2 None

Joel C. Clouser, Sr. ( i )....(53.30%)

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Remember the Rosenberg sergeant with the Heisman arm? You know CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK the one playing catch with the forlorn little boy in the parking lot, they grabbed themselves some nationwide notoriety for that game of catch. Well, seems that sergeant has a proclivity for Facebook.


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It's time for the 11th Annual Schlumberger Education Expedition Bike Ride! The Education Expedition is a cycling event benefiting the Fort Bend Education Foundation. On Saturday, March 22, the Fort Bend Education Foundation will host its 11th annual bike ride.  Whether you are training for the all-important BP MS 150 or just wanting a great day with friends, we provide you with a quality ride! Riders take off at 7:30 am from Ken Hall Stadium (located at Hightower High School in Missouri City) to wind through quiet streets and into the countryside before looping back home.  There are 3 routes to choose from ranging from 20 to 79 miles. Rest stops are themed and staffed by students & teacher volunteers from FBISD high schools vying for the “Best Rest Stop” award.  You will be entertained along this ride!  SAG wagons are on the course to assist you with any needs.  Stay and enjoy a scrumptious lunch

with your friends after the ride. The ride is a BP MS150 Recommended Ride and all proceeds benefit the Education Foundation.  The Fort Bend Education Foundation provides opportunities to enrich and enhance the quality of education for all FBISD students through its Grants to Teachers and Schools programs. We touch

every school in Fort Bend ISD! They recommend registering online at or foundation before the event day to prevent any distractions for you on the ride morning.  This is one ride you don’t want to miss! For more information, go to: www.

Act Now! A Grant in Aid is offered to a future woman teacher Do you have a daughter that desires to become a teacher and is graduating from a Fort Bend ISD high school in 2014? Maybe you already have a daughter that graduated from a FBISD school and is in a College of Education. Either way, then she may be eligible to apply for The Delta Kappa Gamma Lambda Sigma Grant in Aid. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honor society of top women educators from around

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It is not meeting last Monday, the top Seems the folks over at the What in the heck is the Sheriff time for you to move up yet.    three contenders will, at the PD think it’s funny that they doing out stumping at the Send questions or inquiries very least, be introduced to violate the policies and the public polling places, during working to LeaAnne Klentzman Council before they appoint trust.  They appear to be more hours, when he is NOT even a chief.  You’d think, huh?  interested in Facebooking and running?  What's up with that?  Fort Bend Star Begs the question, just who is ferreting out the traitors that leak Yes, we all know, as he likes 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 selecting the new police chief, information to the pond scum to say, His Chief Deputy is Stafford Texas 77477 the council or the former police press, gotta' make ya' smile, huh?  chief now city manager? 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If it was unsatisfactory, the Council or will they follow It is a cesspool and Heir experience of a patron, and tip 10% of the total. Only in the trend set in recent years Apparent is dipped in it.  Is probably the most contentious extreme cases should a tip by the former chief, now city honesty not the most important aspect of restaurant etiquette be withheld completely. If manager, and just cozy up to the trait a police officer should mayor and new city manager?   possess?  Isn't it imperative that is the tip - otherwise know as this occurs, the management Who needs a council anyway, our leaders, and community gratuity. Expectations on this should be informed about the topic are never the same and incident before you leave. purely subjective. 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no opposition: Mayor Charles Jessup, Alderman 1 John F. Isbell Sr, Alderman 2 Steven H. Bezner, and Alderman 3 Rick Staigle. Terry Morgan (2) and David Wilkins (3) did not run for re-election. The City of Stafford and SMSD will hold a joint candidate forum at the Stafford Civic Center on April 23 at 7:00pm. This will be televised live on the City’s website, however, citizens are encouraged to attend and submit questions.

bittersweet for us because we know she’s done a great job.” Daly came to Sugar Land in July of 2007 after serving as City Manager of Greenville, Texas. While in Sugar Land she worked in almost every city department: Finance, IT, HR, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Engineering, earning the nickname “Ms. Ethics.” She worked on many committees that shaped our future: Imperial Park, Memorial Park, TE Harman Community Center, New Year’s Eve, Surface Water Treatment Plant, Green Team, and many more. She has been a leader in the community as

a board member of the Sugar Land Exchange Club and pastpresident of The ARC of Fort Bend County. The type of person that has boundless energy, Karen was also in charge of Pro-Grad for her daughter Emma’s senior year at Kempner High School and organized group outings for charity like the annual “Mimosa Mamas” who attended the Casa Christmas Home Tours. “We know she will do a tremendous job in Hutto,” City Manager, Allen Bogard, said of Karen. “Being in the driver’s seat is where she belongs.” Several co-workers and community members came

forward to share their memories of great times working with Karen and how much they will miss her. “Everyone here has been a blessing to work with,” she said. “This has been an enriching time for me.” Her favorite event during her tenure, believe it or not, was Hurricane Ike. “I was very proud of Sugar Land and the way our city pulled together during a time like that.” Good luck to Karen, her husband Steve, and daughter’s Emma and Clair as they begin a new journey in Hutto, Texas. Thanks for all you’ve done in Sugar Land!

bridge as part of a larger plan The city is working closely by Fort Bend Green to develop with Texas Department of Parks As cars race over the US a paddling trail on the Brazos. and Wildlife which has specific 59 bridge where it crosses "Our ultimate goal is to have criteria for paddling trails in over the Brazos River, a recognized paddling trail order to get a state designation. mobility of a different sort by Texas Parks and Wildlife The proposed site is in could soon be taking place Department", said Joe Chesser, the Texas Department of Sugar Land's Assistant Director Transportation right-of-way in the area underneath. The City of Sugar Land is of Parks and Recreation. and while TxDOT has given moving closer to putting a canoe "There is even opportunity for tentative approval for the layout, and kayak launch under the a national trail recognition by they require a city resolution the National Park Service". to move forward with a formal The proposed launch site, Multiple Use Agreement. Missouri City Branch under the US 59 bridge, The canoe launch is not part provides an ideal flat space of the Brazos River Park plan Library presents and a gradual slope to the that was approved by voters spring-break water which is unusual along in November, but is part of the Brazos, Chesser said. The a larger project to develop activities for kids site would be the first of five recreation areas along the river. The Missouri City Branch along the nine miles of river Houston Wilderness wants to Library will celebrate spring that run through Sugar Land. create over 600 miles of green The Brazos River Turnaround space and multi-use trails in break during the week of March 10-14, with special family and exit off of US 59, will provide the Houston metro region. The teen programs in the Meeting access to the parking lot which Brazos River Recreation Master Room of the library, located at will be large enough to hold Plan, being developed by Fort 1530 Texas Parkway. Relax and 14 vehicles with trailers. A Bend Green, would be part of have fun with activities at the kiosk will provide information that plan and includes the Lower library during the break from about the trail, as well as a QR Brazos Canoe Trail Project. code linking visitors to the In 2012, two new launch sites the regular school routine. were opened at FM 1093 and On Monday, March 10, from City of Sugar Land web site. The city will also need to FM 1489 in the Simonton area. 2:00 to 3:00 pm, enjoy a “Once Upon a Time” Story Time for secure local outfitters who are In order to qualify for the Texas families with children of all able to rent equipment and Parks and Wildlife program, ages. An afternoon of stories and provide shuttle service to the there needs to be canoe launches puppet shows will be presented launch and pick-up sites. approximately every 10 miles. by the Youth Services staff. On Wednesday, March 12, Friendly and Professional from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, teens in grades 6-8 are invited to stop by for a “Chocolate Break.” Make Serving Fort Bend County and your own chocolate cream soda MON-FRI surrounding areas for over 24 years. 7am to 6pm and play chocolaty games. The programs are free and Full Service Maintenance open to the public. For more and Repair Facility information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100 or the Courtesy Rides and FREE library’s Public Information Loaner Cars Available! Office at 281-341-2677. By Betsy Dolan



Caldwell, Mike Guerra, Xavier Herrera, Lisa A. Thompson, and incumbent Rodney Butler. WC&ID No.2 This year two Board of Director positions were up for re-election: Linda Walker and Hector Acevedo. No other applicants filed by deadline except for the current Directors who will continue their positions for another term. Meadows Place: As of 5:01 p.m. on February 28 the following candidates were elected by

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term. The deadline for the special election created by the resignation of Councilwoman Felecia Evans-Smith is March 10. So far two people have filed for her position: Arthur “AJ” Honorè and Virginia Rosas. SMSD: Only one of the two incumbents filed for re-election by deadline for the Board of Trustees. Cindy Hoelscher, a dedicated board member since 2007, will resign her position in May. Five individuals have filed to fill the two spots: Christopher

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FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729 800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship NON DENOMINATIONAL

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

FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055 121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger

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Hemorrhoids: What you want to know but don’t want to ask Although it’s rarely the topic of polite conversation, it appears that Americans are itching to know more about hemorrhoids. It was the top trending health issue on Google in 2012, and the National Institutes of Health estimates that 75% of people will develop hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. If you have questions about hemorrhoids, we have the answers. “Increased pressure in the veins around the anus or lower rectum, often from straining during bowel movements, can cause the blood vessels to become swollen or inflamed,” says Ali Mahmood, M.D., board certified colorectal surgeon on staff at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “Pregnancy, age, obesity, chronic constipation or diarrhea, and sitting on the toilet too long can contribute to hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids may be internal and form inside the rectum, or external (located near


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the anal opening). Prolapsed hemorrhoids occur when they stretch outside of your anus.” Internal hemorrhoids may cause bleeding but are usually painless, while external and prolapsed hemorrhoids can cause pain, itching, irritation and sometimes bleeding. Several at-home remedies may help relieve symptoms, and hemorrhoids often subside on their own after a week or two. Applying hemorrhoid creams, soaking in warm water and cleaning the area with a wet cloth can help improve comfort. “If symptoms persist, we can help,” says Dr. Mahmood. “Medical treatments include ligation, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid using a small rubber band; sclerotherapy, injecting a chemical to shrink the hemorrhoid; and coagulation, using heat to reduce its size. Surgical removal, called hemorrhoidectomy, may be an option for especially large, persistent or prolapsed hemorrhoids.” The key to preventing most cases of hemorrhoids is to avoid constipation. These tips can help: • Eat a diet high in fiber.

Dr. Jorge Darcourt, Hematologist/Oncologist; Dr. Ali Mahmood, Colorectal Surgeon and Dr. Nitesh Vachhani, Gastroenterologist. • Drink a lot of fluids. • Exercise and avoid sitting for long periods of time. • Use bulk-forming laxatives and fiber supplements when necessary. If you’re concerned about bleeding, or discomfort continues or worsens after at-home treatment, call 281.274.7500 to make an appointment with Dr. Mahmood or another colorectal surgeon in your area. Join them on Thursday, March 27, for a free Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar presented by Dr. Ali Mahmood, Colorectal Surgeon; Dr. Jorge Darcourt, Hematologist/ Oncologist and Dr. Nitesh Vachhani, Gastroenterologist. Attendees will receive a free

colorectal screening kit to take home. The presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Conference Center. Call 281.274.7500 or register online at houstonmethodist. org/events to reserve a seat.


Retired or just interested in giving back and sharing your skills, the Stafford MSD Education Foundation is recruiting potential board members to join and play a vital part in guiding the foundation. Interested individuals are

invited to attend the next board meeting on Tuesday, March 18, at 6:30 pm, in the Board Room of the SMSD Administration Building, 1625 Staffordshire Road, Stafford. For more information, call 281-261-9219 or email .


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D SOL OXFORD / COMMONWEALTH – Beautiful Cul-de-Sac Perry Home w/Sparkling Pool & No Back Neighbors! Fabulous(Summer 2013)Renovations Include: Kitchen w/Granite Countertops, SS Appliances & Recessed Lighting, 2’’ Blinds, Inter. Paint, Carpet, Light fixtures, Master Bath has granite & updated Frameless glass shower, Secondary bath has granite & tile flrs. Roof 4 yrs old. New(2013)Upstairs A/C & Heater. Pool Resurfaced & concrete decking around pool(2013). Double Paned Windows. Hardi-siding. Sprk.sys. Hurry Don’t Miss This One! $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4027BS)

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SIENNA PLANTATION – Come see this Darling 4/3.1/2 Home in the Highly Desired Sienna Plantation on a Large Corner Lot. Has over $32,000 in Upgrades! Hardwood floors, 2’’ blinds throughout, spacious island kitchen w/Gas Range & Open Kitchen Concept. Lg. Game Room up. Beautiful Plantation style porch in front & back. Loft can be computer nook. 2 Master Suites (1 upstairs & 1 down). Alarm & sprinkler system. Fabulous Area Amenities....Resort Style Community Pools, Private Golf Course & Much More. A Must See! $220,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM6030SB)

THE HIGHLANDS – Darling 3/2/2 Highland Home with split floor plan. Family Room with Vaulted Ceiling, 2’’ Blinds & Gas Log Fireplace! Spacious Kitchen with Granite Countertops w/ rainfall edge, tumbled tile backsplash & large center island. Cabinets galore with plenty of counter space. Spacious bedrooms, 20’’ tile floors, entertainment size back yard & much more! Hurry don’t miss this one! $169,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3026RG)



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COMMONWEALTH PARK – Stunning updated & upgraded Newmark Hm in the desirable Commonwealth. Highly Rated Schools, Low taxes & wooded parks, playgrounds, pools, splash pad & tennis courts. This gorgeous home has lots of Hardwood flring downstairs & up. Carpet in only 2 bedrooms up-new(7/13). New 2’’ blinds(7/13). Gourmet Kit. w/ granite, ss.appl. 2-headed shower w/frameless glass dr. New spa heater(7/13). Recent paint. Lg. covered Patio w/ceiling fan. Sculpted pool/spa-resurfaced(12). Lushly landscaped w/sprkler sys. $409,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM22BF)



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CEDAR SPRINGS • The Bella Plan is our largest home w/stone accents & brick elevation. This home includes a spacious dining room, open family room, kitchen w/ breakfast bar, granite countertops, maple cabinets, & ceramic tile flooring. Great family home w/5 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths, & huge game room up. Master bedroom located on first floor. Gated community, Easy access to Beltway 8 & Hwy 59. Close to Bellaire Asian Business District. Convenient to Eldridge Energy Corridor & Westchase District.. $209,950 (8834WI)

WESTFIELD PINES • Stop this is the one! This beautiful 4 bedroom home offers both formals, family room, large backyard. Lovely crown molding in formals and master bedroom. The warm feeling this home gives off as you walk in makes you want to stay. Enjoy entertaining family and friends, or a night of games or grilling your favorite burgers. A/C replaced in 2012. Come by you will be glad you did!!. $128,000 (5218RU)

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CREEKMONT • This immaculate PERRY home is stunning and must be seen. Energy efficient, open floor plan, high ceilings, arches, 2 inch blinds, 42 inch cabinets, wet bar area. Mannington hardwood floors in the living room and in the office/study. Builtin entertainment center w/remote control fire place. Over sized backyard with sprinkler system. This is property is a must see. Upgrades are top notch and can NOT be matched. $179,000 (4422KI)

SWEETWATER - Situated on 16th Fairway of Golf Course, Fuqua Designed Home Features Custom Wood Mantal from 1800’s Oregon Railway in Family Rm; Private Study; Double Crown Molding; Wood & Travertine; Granite; 2 Bedrms Down; All Bedrms w/ Private Baths; Lady’s Retreat; Game Rm; Expansion Storage; Pool/Spa. $1,499,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (38CH)




RIVERSTONE - A spectacular stucco & stone Westport designed home offers private study; island kitchen w/granite & SS appliances; 1st flr owner’s retreat+ 2nd bedrm down; game rm; theater rm; pool/spa; summer kitchen; much more! Zoned to excellent schools. 5 bedrms/5.1 ba/3A $1,199,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4CA)

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TELFAIR - Classic Designed 2-Story Home offers Both Formal + Family; Island Kitchen w/ Granite; Wood & Travertine Tile Flrs; Game + Theater Rm; Gentleman’s Library; Putting Green w/6 Holes; Bocce Ct; Salt-Water Pool/ Spa.5/4.1/3A $995,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (7514TA)



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QUAIL VALLEY - 4 Bedroom home on golf course. Kitchen has granite counters, gas cook top, double ovens. Breakfast room has great view of golf course. Large living room with gas log fireplace and golf course views. Complete with your own fruit trees in this oversized backyard. Carpet replaced throughout. MLS# 87587386 $189,000. (2914CP)

CRESCENTS ON THE GREEN - If you want it all, here it is! Really too many features to list, must see! Custom built in gated area of 1st Colony on Sweetwater CC golf course. Call for your appointment today! MLS# 37085143 $675,000. (33FH)

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1 TALL TRAIL Sienna Plantation 5+/4.5/3: Custom home on large wooded lot. Spacious master w/ luxurious bath. Joan Berger $699,000

703 AVERY DR. Stone Haven 2+/2/2: Patio home w/open floor plan, study, & landscaping. Tile floors & granite counters. Joan Berger Lease Price: $1,775/month

4903 CAMBRIDGE Commonwealth 5/3.5/2: Updated home on corner lot. Kitchen w/ SS appliances and granite counters. Nell Osborn $514,900

6326 COOL WATER DR. New Territory 4/3.5/2: Traditional home w/ high ceilings, crown molding and updated lighting. Deborah Breuleux $325,900

2507 RADCLIFFE ST. Cottage Grove 3/2.5/2: Home on corner lot w/ tasteful landscaping and pergola. Spacious master bath. Carrie Lam Lease Price: $2,500/month

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QUAIL VALLEY - Adorable 2 bedroom home! Spacious den with soaring ceiling, separate dining area with bay window. Galley style kitchen with stove, dishwasher & microwave recently replaced! 2 Fireplaces -- in den and in master bedroom!! Private backyard with no back neighbors! ALL FOR ONLY $97,000. MLS #63463545. (3523PG)

SIENNA - Wonderful 1-story, 3 bedroom home nestled among the trees! Features include extended tile entry, wood flooring in formal dining, family room & master. Carpet in study, secondary beds. Open floor plan, spacious island kitchen & breakfast area. Backs up to nature reserve so no back neighbors! $210,000 MLS # 16908115 (2946FO) • 713-416-0791 • email:

Sienna Plantation names new development manager Sienna Plantation has named Derek Goff as its new Development Manager where he will assist a management team in the continued residential development of the Fort Bend master-planned community. Goff comes to Sienna Plantation with a 12-year career in land development, construction, contractor relations and infrastructure quality control.  Most recently, he served as Land Development Construction Manager for

Meritage Homes where he oversaw the residential development of more than 20 communities, including the Derek Goff successful delivery of 1,000 lots on schedule and within budget in 2013. “Derek is a results-oriented real estate development professional who will be instrumental to our team,

particularly as we develop the land recently acquired to continue Sienna Plantation,” says Alvin San Miguel, vice president and general manager of Sienna Plantation. Earlier in his career, Goff served as a Project Representative for LJA Engineering, as an Associate with TGB Partners, Texas’ largest land planning and landscape architecture firm, and as Administrative Assistant for the Sienna Plantation Homeowner’s Association.

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St. Laurence Catholic School student places 2nd in Ft. Bend County Spelling Bee Congratulations to St. Laurence Catholic School 8th grader Neville Tom for earning second place in the Fort Bend County Spelling Bee!  The Bee was held on Saturday, February 15 at Briscoe Junior High School in Richmond. Neville, the winner of the

St. Laurence Bee, competed against students from Fort Bend ISD, Lamar ISD, and students from local parochial and private schools.   Neville was matched against 41 other students who ranged from 2nd to 8th grade.   The first and second place

spellers Neville competed against were stiff competition! Both had won 1st and 2nd place in last year’s Ft. Bend County Spelling Bee.   Congrats to Neville for an outstanding performance and for representing St. Laurence so well! 


Shown is Neville with St. Laurence Catholic School 8th grade English teacher, Audra Warden.

$1000 in prizes

Saturday, March 8th - 10am to 1pm

Prizes will include VIP Skeeters tickets, gift cards & cash!

We’re giving away $1000 in prizes to celebrate our new Sugar Land branch!

Pictured (L-R) during the awards presentation in Corpus Christi were T.E. Harman Center Manager Samantha Foster, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Chris Mobley, Administrative Supervisor Jessica Luna, Administrative Manager Tanya Dannhaus, Browne and Recreation Programs Coordinator Kiah Crosby.

Don’t miss this event! Swatson, the Skeeters mascot, will be here and he’s bringing along the Skeeters bounce house, the fun patrol and lots of prizes.

MemberSource is Your NEW Source for great financial services

Sugar Land Branch 16535 Lexington Blvd, Suite 145 Sugar Land, TX 77479

If you’re looking for a better way to bank in your community, look no further. MemberSource CU is proud to join the Sugar Land area with a branch conveniently located at Lexington Blvd. and Austin Parkway. Individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Fort Bend County now have a valuable new source for great financial services.

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While we may be new to the area, we’ve served thousands of Sugar Land residents just like you for many years. In fact, we’ve served our members since 1958! And, we’re proud to be the Official Credit Union of the Sugar Land Skeeters. We’re the only place you can get a Visa® debit card and checks with the Skeeters logo that proudly show off your pride for the hometown team. We’d love to be a good neighbor and encourage you to come visit and borrow from us - anytime. From new and used auto loans, credit cards and mortgage loans, to improvement loans or lines of credit, we have low rates and easy repayment terms to fit any budget.

Open Your Account with MemberSource CU Today! 713.627.4000 To be eligible for prizes an entry form may be completed at the Sugar Land branch. Accounts opened at the Sugar Land branch March 7th through 15th will be automatically entered to win. Must be 18 years or older to register. No purchase necessary. You need not be present to win. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. The drawing will be held on March 21st. Winners will be notified by phone. Employees of MemberSource Credit Union and their immediate family are not eligible. The value of the prize may be subject to 1099 reporting and winners are responsible for any federal, state or local taxes due.

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Whether you’re in the market for a new or used auto, or want to refinance from another lender to get a lower rate, come to the Source. Auto loan rates start as low as 2.20% APR* with terms that extend up to 72 months. Apply anytime online at, by phone at 713.627.4000 (option 2) or in person at our branch.

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With a MSCU Visa®, you’ll get a low, non-variable rate without all of the fees associated with other cards.** No matter if you choose a Platinum, Gold or Classic Visa® credit card, you’ll get a generous credit limit and easy repayment terms. Apply online at, by phone at 713.627.4000, (option2) or in person at our branch.

As the Official Credit Union of the Sugar Land Skeeters, MemberSource is the only source for Skeeters Checking. You’ll get checks, a checkbook cover and a Visa® debit card with the Skeeters logo proudly displayed as well as: • 10 free ATM transactions per month • .25% rate discount on eligible loan • 1 NSF fee waived • 1 Stop Payment fee waived • Chance to win monthly prize drawings for gift cards, Skeeters merchandise and VIP tickets

Sugar Land Branch 16535 Lexington Blvd, Suite 145 Sugar Land, TX 77479 713.627.4000

Membership at MemberSource Credit Union is open to those who live, work, worship or attend school in Fort Bend County or to individuals who meet one of the following: (1) Live, work, worship or attend school within a ten-mile radius of MSCU’s offices, (2) Are related to a member by blood, marriage or adoption, or share a household with a member, or (3) Are an employee of a MSCU Select Employee Group. See representative for details on all offers. * APR is Annual Percentage Rate and subject to change. Certain credit criteria applies for loans. 2.20% APR includes all eligible discounts available. Payment example: $20,000 at 2.75% for 72 months = $301.64 per month. **Certain credit criteria applies for Platinum, Gold and Classic Visa®. Standard rates are 8.99% APR - Platinum, 12.90% APR - Gold and 13.90% APR - Classic. Minimum payment on Platinum or Gold card is 3% of the balance or $25, whichever is greater. Minimum payment on Classic card is 2.5% of the balance or $18, whichever is greater.

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approved propositions included development of 128 acres of new parkland along the Brazos River with an adjacent festival site and a connecting network of nearly 10 miles of hike and bike trails and bridges. • In 2012, the City's Hike and Bike Trail Master Plan was updated. The plan encourages transportation choices that promote a healthy, active lifestyle and well-designed, well-maintained infrastructure that is safe for residents. • A fresh, new marketing strategy resulted in the creation of the "Parks Posse," formed to utilize social media to create a direct link to the public that did not exist before. The TRAPS award was officially presented at the TRAPS Annual Institute in Corpus Christi on Feb. 21. "We are honored to be awarded the Gold Medal MemberSource Award from TRAPS,"CU Sugar L said Director of ParksBlvd. and Suite 1 16535 Lexington Recreation Jim Browne. "We Sugar Land, Texas 77479 accept this award on behalf ofHours: the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Council, M – F, 9:00 amCity – 6:00 pm City Management and Sat. 9:00 am - 1:00the pm Sugar Land citizens of Sugar Land, all whom made this award possible by working together to provide outstanding vision, direction and support of our award-winning parks and recreation department." TRAPS is a 2,000-member non-profit professional and educational organization founded more than 75 years ago to advance the profession of parks, recreation and leisure services in Texas. For more information about Sugar Land parks, visit www.,  www. or call (281) 275-2885.

A new music program begins March 18 for tenors, baritones, and basses for Cantabilé

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The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) named Sugar Land Parks and Recreation the "2014 Texas Gold Medal Award Winner" in the 50,000100,000 population category. The award honors communities that demonstrate excellence in long-range park planning, park and recreation resource management, community programs and events, public input, marketing efforts and agency recognition during the past three-years.   Sugar Land was credited with a number of accomplishments during the past three years, including the following: • Funding for the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation was established, a group that facilitates donations for parks projects. • The City is developing an "Art in Parks & Public Spaces" program, commissioned a "Cultural Arts Master Plan" for the community and installed pieces by worldfamous sculptor Bernar Venet in Oyster Creek Park. • The City's first Indoor Recreation Center opened in July 2011. The center features a multi-purpose room for classes and events, a serving kitchen, multipurpose exercise room, a gymnasium, locker rooms, indoor and outdoor seating areas, an activity lawn and connections to the future Imperial Park trails. • Sugar Land doubled programmable space for seniors while maintaining rentable space for the community with the opening of the T.E. Harman Center in 2012. • More than 281 acres of land was acquired for future parks. • Voters approved bonds totaling $31.5 million in 2013 to fund two parks projects. The

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Shown are four members of the Cantabile choir. The Fort Bend Boys Choir is offering an exciting, new program for young tenors, baritones and basses from local area middle and high schools called Cantabilé. Awardwinning Artistic Director William R. Adams has worked for over 32 years with boys with unchanged voices and has also directed the organization’s alumni choir of changed voices for the past 15 years. If you are a young man who wants to improve his overall tone and sight-reading skills, Cantabilé is for you. The additional training you receive can help provide a stronger edge for UIL competitions and school programs. Tuition is only $25 and

weekly rehearsals will be an hour long on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. starting March 18. Rehearsals will be held at the First United Methodist Church-Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. This group will perform at the Fort Bend Boys Choir’s Spring Concert on Saturday, May 17. Contact the choir office at (281) 240-3800 to inquire about Cantabilé and how to sign up. Learn more about the Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas, one of the largest independent boychoirs in the nation, by visiting their website at www.fbbctx. org. You may also visit their Facebook page for the latest information on their activities.

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Missouri City to participate In Statewide Warrant Roundup  

Task Force and was taken to the Harris County Jail. He Friday night two Missouri identified that suspect as James City police officers were Amadi, 17, of Houston. working an off duty/extra Burger confirmed that job at a party venue in the the party was the result of 600 block of FM 1092/ a social media blast which Murphy Road near Stafford he explained as an open when gunfire erupted. entertainment invitation, in Like rats leaving a sinking this case the Palms Banquet ship people fled in every Hall, where the promoters direction. According to make their money by law enforcement officials, charging a fee for entry. witnesses and party-goers were Burger said, as a rule, in found all over the area hiding a environment like this the in homes under construction, end of the night is seldom apartments, and behind cars, positive. Attendees ranged walls, anything for protection. in age from 17 to mid 20’s. The actual details remain No injuries were identified. sketchy as Missouri City According to Burger, Police declined to comment James Amadi faces 2 charges referring all inquiries to the of Aggravated Assault on a Sheriff’s Office. At press Public Servant and another time the Sheriff’s Office charge of Aggravated Assault. has yet to issue a public According to witnesses, a lone comment on the incident. man entered the event, fired at However, early Tuesday the crowd, hitting no one, then morning Sheriff’s Captain fled. Reportedly Missouri City James Burger said one suspect officers returned fire, it doesn’t had been identified and was appear they hit anyone either. arrested overnight by the The case remains Gulf Coast Violent Offenders under investigation. By LeaAnne Klentzman

outstanding warrants. Last year, from Feb. 16 through March 10, Missouri City cleared 325 warrants and netted $70,965 during the Great Texas Warrant Roundup. The collections included monies paid for fines, court costs and cash bonds. With the amount of jail time served, known as face value, the City’s roundup effort totaled more than $115,569. This is the seventh year the City has participated in the initiative, and overall, the warrant roundup program has been successful in the “Show Me City”. For information, please watch the City website:, like us on Facebook— fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter—@ MissouriCityTX, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).

Now and continuing until Saturday, March 8, Missouri City will take part in a Statewide Warrant Roundup to allow defendants to settle their fines without going to jail. Extended hours will be in effect at the Missouri City Municipal Court, 3845 Cartwright Rd., during the roundup, and payments will be accepted in person or by calling 281-4038669. Payments may also be placed in the Court’s drop-box located to the left of the facility’s entrance.  Individuals who do not settle their fines risk arrest by the Missouri City Police Department at their homes, schools and businesses. By failing to settle fines, individuals may not be able to renew their driver’s license and they are subject to being pulled over by police in other jurisdictions statewide through a system that tracks

The Rotary Club of Oyster Creek welcomed   Missouri City's Interim Police Chief Mike Berezin(also Fellow Rotarian) as their guest speaker on Friday. Through his program they have all learned the importance of community working together with our local police officers.The Rotary Club of Oyster Creek sends our deep  appreciation to each of those serving our community. Thank you Interim Chief of Police Berezin and all of the dedicated officers for your Service Above Self. Pictured left to right: President of Oyster Creek Rotary Club Cindy Fauvelle and Interim Police Chief Mike Berezin. 

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Fort Bend cities focus on May 10 General Election Krenek, Roberto Oce, Patrick Sexton, Tajana Mesic.  The top vote getters will become Cynthia L. Gary, formerly an alderman by plurality vote. FBISD school board member Richmond and Missouri City council The mayor’s and two member for two terms, also commissioners offices will also made a bid for the mayor’s be on the ballot for the City office against Owen in 2010 of Richmond this May 10th.  sans a win.  She’s timely filed Evalyn Wendt Moore filled her for the council at large position husband’s unexpired term after #1 against Wyatt, who has he died in December 2012.  held that office since 1998, but Mayor Hilmer Moore served for first served on city council in 63 years and held the distinction 1981 to 1994. Local political of being America’s longest newcomer Chris Preston is serving mayor in office. The running against Nguyen for incumbent Mayor Moore will the council member at large run for the first time and it will position #2 that Nguyen has be against Gary Gillen, who is held for two terms since currently a commissioner and 2010. On the city’s May has served since 2010.  Win or ballot, voters will also be lose, he will have given up his considering the passage of commissioner’s seat at the end four bond propositions, which of his term this May. Incumbent amount to $40 million. Commissioner William H. Fulshear "Bill" Dostal, in office since City Secretary Diana Gordon 2002, filed for reelection. Offord said the City of Fulshear City Secretary Laura Scarlato will elect a mayor and also said Dostal is among seven three aldermen this May. Mayor running for two commissioner Tommy Kuykendall, who has offices.  Others filing are former been in office since 2010, Richmond City Manager Glen filed for reelection and has no Gilmore; Carlos Garcia, who opponent. The three alderman ran two years ago; Tres Davis, incumbents - Jeff Roberts, Jennaro (Jerry) A. D’onofrio, Laverne Patterson, Larry Jesse Torres and former Fort Beustring – filed for reelection Bend County Sheriff Milton and will face six others - Steve Wright.  Those with the top Pohlman, Kent Pool, Tricia votes will be the winners. ELECTION, continued from page 1





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Arcola Arcola Mayor Evelyn Jones is running for reelection against former Mayor Mary Etta Anderson, whom she beat two years ago.  Two council positions will be on the May ballot. The incumbents, Effie Jones and Florencia Martinez, who filled an unexpired term, filed for reelection along with Florence Jackson and James Deveaux seeking a council seat to be determined by the top votes. Kendleton All of the incumbent city elected officials from Kendleton are running for office, said City Secretary Veronica Harris.  Only Mayor Darryl K. Humphey, Sr., in office since 2008, has drawn an opponent, Alice Faye Anderson. Lester Aldridge, George Jackson, Etta Marie Patterson, Carolyn Kindred-Jenkins, and Ray Davis are current councilmembers seeking reelection. Rosenberg In Rosenberg, city spokesperson Angela E. Fritz said the city does not have any city offices up for election in May.  But, she said city council ordered a Special Election for May 10th.  It was in response to a citizens’ petition opposing the city’s donation of property for a mobility project. Voters



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would be deciding on whether to prohibit the city from donating the land to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the project.  But an agreement with TxDOT and the county has apparently settled the matter.  Fritz, however, advises that the Special Election at this time is still on. Sugar Land In Sugar Land, city spokesperson Doug Adolph said the city intends to cancel its May election.  The formality is set for March 18 as no contested office filings were made by the filing deadline date.  The city would have spent close to $34,000, which it will now save by not holding the election. Mayor James Thompson, who has been the top city office holder since 2008, and two at-large city council members elected to city council in 2012, Himesh Gandhi and Joe Zimmerman, filed for at large positions #1 and #2, respectively, and were unopposed.  All will serve another term from May 2014 to May 2016 after their oath of office is administered on May 20 during a city council meeting.  The last day to register to vote for May 10th General Election is April 10th.  Early voting will follow and run from April 28th through May 6th.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to Chemplast, Inc. for the expansion of an existing light industrial facility. The property is located at 1002 Texas Parkway, Stafford, Texas 77477 and its Zoning designation is Mixed Use. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

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appraiser will assess the fair market value of the property, and TxDOT will pay that amount to the City of Rosenberg. Commissioners Court will provide advance contribution to TxDOT to compensate the City of Rosenberg for this essential piece of property.” The $1.5M is allocated from the approved 2006 Fort Bend County Mobility Bond approved by voters toward the One Way Pairs project. The special election scheduled

reportedly tried to run over a deputy sheriff who was A stolen car out of Houston in possession of an assault for May 10, 2014 was called five times higher than the state garnered the attention rifle. The deputy fired three by Rosenberg City Council at average. of west Fort Bend law rounds at the oncoming their February 18th meeting in TxDOT will host a public enforcement in, around, and vehicle causing the driver response to a petition signed by hearing in April 2014 to obtain throughout, rural Fort Bend, and occupant to abandon the over 560 Rosenberg citizens environmental clearance from the and the Rosenberg area. car and head for the woods. who disagreed with donating the Federal Highway Administration According to authorities, the A couple of hours later property to the project. (FHWA). Once the necessary car driven by the two suspects after a multi-agency search “With this agreement in FHWA approvals are received, was identified as stolen by a with the assistance of ATV’s place, the city has responded the department will proceed with Rosenberg police officer as it search dogs, and a Houston positively to the concerns of our the right of way acquisitions traveled along US 59 near Spur police helicopter, the two citizens, will be compensated process, which includes securing 529. In an attempt to stop the were found near Hand and for the property and will enjoy a fair market value appraise and stolen vehicle, a pursuit ensued. Mennonite Roads south of improved mobility and safety”, purchase of the essential property That pursuit ended when Richmond/Rosenberg in said Rosenberg Mayor Vincent from the City of Rosenberg. the driver of the stolen car rural Fort Bend County. Morales, Jr. TxDOT anticipates accepting According to TxDOT statistics, bids for the construction contract crashes on Avenue H are two to for the project later this year.

If granted the SUP, they would extend their hours to midnight, but “currently have no plans for a 24 hour crew.” Right away Councilman Wen Guerra expressed concern over “noise pollution and chemicals used.” Mr. Varma said they use polypropylene and that there are “no emissions in terms of smell” and the noise level of the machinery is so low “that you would not hear it outside the building.” “We are looking to make this place gorgeous,” Mr. Varma

The pair arrested have been identified as Javier Mireles-Hernandez, 28, who has been charged with evading arrest by Fort Bend County and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle by Rosenberg. According to jail records, MirelesHernandez also has an ICE hold for federal immigration violations. The second suspect was identified as Luis Salas, 18, who is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and evading arrest by Rosenberg Police.

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spoke of future landscaping. SOGO wants to expand their storage and production space, develop additional molds, and build a showroom. Upon move-in, they will hire one new person immediately with hopes to increase this number to four. On the down side, 18-wheelers will be entering and exiting their business. One of the perks of doing business in Stafford is no property taxes. Because SOGO is a wholesale company there will not be any sales tax generated for the City to collect except in cases of inventory. On the subject of

Stafford’s superior emergency department, this being a reason to relocate, Councilman Guerra said, “The City will provide a whole lot and not get anything out of it.” He further stated that this was “a great opportunity (for SOGO) to work with SMSD to teach and intern kids on manufacturing.” Namit Varma said their company is one who “gives back” to communities. A motion to grant the SUP to SOGO Industries with advance notice to Council when the site plans go before the P&Z Commission passed unanimously.

Man gets 25 years for bashing deputy in face Taser according to reports. While getting a “Fit for H. Shoemake determine his Jail” evaluation at Oakbend fate after a full punishment Hospital the medical staff told hearing. Deputy Gremen he would have This most recent incident to be re-cuffed in the front so began on March 27, 2012 an EKG could be administered. when Regenhard assaulted his When she released one hand, girlfriend, and a neighbor who Regenhard spun around and came to her aid. When deputies cold-cocked Grenen in the arrived on the scene Regenhard face. bolted from the scene and The impact shattered her could not be taken into custody nose, facial bones, and several without the assistance of a teeth. Deputy Gremen’s 25 YEARS, continued from page 1

20+ years of experience and training surfaced and she along with several other responding deputies regained control of Regenhard and took him back into custody without further incident. It was after he was back in custody that Gremen realized just how bad she was hurt. Judge James Shoemake gave Regenhard 25+ years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to review his behavior.


The Mamie George Branch Library’s “Movie Day @ the Library” is Saturday, March 8, at 10:30 am, at 320 Dulles Avenue in Stafford. Families will be treated to an animated feature about a

clownfish and his son, who defies his father and swims away. The little clownfish is captured by a tropical-fish seeker and eventually finds himself stuck in a fishbowl in a dentist’s office. This movie is rated G.

The “Movie Day @ the Library” is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2880 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.    

Sugar Land P & Z still not sold on revised St. Laurence expansion plan Laurence has also entered into a 5-year agreement with Fort that the roots of the trees will not Bend ISD to use one of their be compressed when the new parking lots on Saturdays and building is built. Sundays. The amended plan addresses Commissioner Lars Hagen congestion, jaywalking and asked whether the city can parking concerns by reducing restrict on-street parking in the the number of lost parking Colony Park subdivision and spaces from 74 to 52. St. was told that the city can put

up signs restricting parking at specific times. "At the end of the day, this is St. Laurence's property", said Commissioner Sean Burnett. "I feel like all of our concerns have been addressed". The St. Laurence plan will be brought before P & Z for a formal vote at a future meeting.

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Yep, heeee’s baccck! And this time, well, how shall we put it delicately… he has garnered notoriety for being urinated on. Yep, you read that right…his arrestee pee’d on him. Oops was that too indelicate? Yes, in their “Relentless Pursuit of Excellence” someone at the

Rosenberg Police Department posted to their Facebook page the name and mug shot of a 21 year old woman accused of … intentionally urinating on the sergeant after she was arrested. Now for just a few of those questions, if she was arrested, in a police car, inside a cage, in the back seat….how did she get THAT ON the sergeant? Soil his

car maybe, but ON him? On him is what the charge requires, with intent. Think of the simple physiology of it all…. On him? Really? So much more needs to be examined, not the least of - why was this posted to Facebook? Where is the adult supervision? Just goes to show, you don’t soil Superman’s cape.

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Bird hike at Seabourne Creek Nature Park This bird hike will be held Wednesday, March 5, 8-10 a.m., Seabourne Creek Nature Park, Highway 35 in Rosenberg, meet in parking lot. Open to Public – Free. Conducted by Coastal Prairie Chapter – Texas Master Naturalist. Binoculars & appropriate clothing recommended. Call 281.633.7033 for more info. Become a Fort Bend ISD Mentor FBISD is recruiting volunteer mentors to meet with students from all grade levels for 30 minutes to one hour each week. Interested individuals to help students are invited to attend a one hour training session March 5, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the Board Room at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information, call 281-634-1112.


ABWA Social Night Fort Bend Chapter of American Business Women’s Assoc.WA invites first time guests to their social night for free. The Social is Thursday, March 6, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., BerryHill’s Cantina, Sugar Creek Shopping Center, Sugar Land. This is the perfect time to learn about ABWA. RSVP to Alief AARP Chapter 3264 to meet This AARP Chapter will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, March 6, The Abbey at Westminster, 2865 Westminster Plaza Blvd., Houston. Entertainment is Gary McHenry, a Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock & Rodeo who will present a program on rodeo clowns. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., catered meal at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:00 p.m. Call 281-785-7372 for more information.


Pastor’s Prayer Breakfast Pastor’s Prayer Breakfast – March 11, Tuesday, , 7:30 a.m., IHOP in Stafford, 12725 Southwest FWY. The National Day of Prayer team will continue to provide an encouraging forum with the Pastor’s Prayer Breakfasts at IHOP each second Tuesday of the month to come together across denominational, racial, ethnic, and political lines to fellowship and pray in unity. Ministry leaders, spouses, and intercessors welcome. National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 1. Mary Cook, 832-651-7771

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Fort Bend AAUW meeting Fort Bend American Association of University Women will meet Thursday, March 13, 7:00pm, Kelley’s Country Kitchen, 1555 West Airport, Meadows Place. The speaker, Tracey Meyer will speak about “Women in Art” and her method of painting. The public is invited to attend. For information and for the membership in AAUW, please visit,, or call (281)495-0665.


Sugar Land Christian Women’s Connection luncheon The Sugar Land Christian Women’s Connection will hold its monthly luncheon Friday, March 14,11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Sweetwater Country Club, 4800 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar land. Joy Miller, former teacher, real estate consultant and artist will offer her testimony on “Crossing Over”. All women in the Fort Bend are invited. Cost for luncheon is $20 inclusive and reservations are necessary by calling 281-980-9670 or e mail Complimentary valet parking is available.


Sugar Land Garden meets The Sugar Land Garden Club presents “Honey Honey! – Where’s the Bee?” a presentation on beekeeping in Sugar Land with guest speaker Nancy Hentschel. The monthly meeting will be held March 18 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 702 Burney Road, Sugar Land. Refreshments 9:30 am; program 10 am. The program is free and open to the public. Nancy is a cultural anthropology graduate from Brown University and a master naturalist and beekeeper.


6th Annual Grant-A-Starr Foundation Fun Run This annual 5K & 1 mile fun run will be held Saturday, March 22, Sugar Land Memorial Park. The 5K through March 20 is $30, Race day $35; the 1 Mile through March 20 is $20. Race day $25. The 5K start time 9:30 a.m.; the 1 Mile course start time 9 a.m. Two level of sponsorships available, respond to or 281731-7691. On-line registration for run/walk closes at noon Thursday, March 20. To register annual fun run.html.


Dr. Robert Gant recital Dr. Robert Gant in Recital at New Hope Lutheran Church, Sunday, March 23, 3:00 p.m., 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public.


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital invites you to join them on Thursday, March 27, for a free Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar presented by Dr. Ali Mahmood, Colorectal Surgeon; Dr. Jorge Darcourt, Hematologist/Oncologist and Dr. Nitesh Vachhani, Gastroenterologist. Attendees will receive a free colorectal screening kit to take home. The presentation is 6:30 p.m. at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Conference Center. Call 281-274-7500 or register online at to reserve a seat. Colorectal Seminar Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, 16655 SW Freeway, Conference Center, will host this seminar Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. Learn about colorectal cancer & take home a free colorectal screening kit. Registration required 281-274-7500 or Door prizes & refreshments.

night out, book clubs, and many more fun things planned! Any age children are welcome, or just come yourself if your children are in school. For more info email New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. Feb. 17, 2014, May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713-222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL. ORG Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@ Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana:

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Fort Bend Masters Golf Tournament Central Fort Bend Chamber will hold this tournament Monday, April 14, Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, 3000 Plantation Dr., Richmond. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., Shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Contact Shannan at to secure your team or your tent.


A Hymn Festival for Easter Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace: A Hymn Festival for Easter, New Hope Lutheran Church, Sunday, April 27, 5 p.m., 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public.


Kirk Rich in recital Kirk Rich in Recital at New Hope Lutheran Church, Sunday, May 25, 2014 – 3:00 p.m., 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public.


Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club), 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club 3rd Annual Raffle Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ is hosting their 3rd annual raffle benefitting scholarships for Fort Bend Aggie students. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $100 each. !st prize is a Chevy Camaro 2LS Coupe(valued $24,500); 2nd prize is offshore fishing trip for 3 (valued $ 1,500); 3rd prize 46” RCA LED HDTV (valued $599); & 4th prize a weekend night stay at a BCS vacation homes rental (valued $260). You must be 18 to receive prize. Drawing will be held April 12. Contact Barbara Nachlas 281-242-7743. Registration now open Sienna Panthers Lacrosse Registration for Spring Season (2014) is now open. Accepting boys from 1st grade to 12th grade! For more information and to register online, go to Fridays in November Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, Jan. 31, 9-11 a.m., Sugar Land Town Center’s Plaza. Featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10-11 a.m The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North Are you a stay at home mom? We have playgroups, socials, mom’s


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Debutante Cotillion meeting An information meeting for a Debutante Cotillion (grade 9-12), will be held April 3, 6 p.m., Sienna Plantation Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City. For more info call 832-367-9087. DAR meeting Join the Fort Bend Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, on Wednesday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., in the Chapel of First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. April program will be “Historic Houston by Story Sloane”. Contact Gwen at for more info.DAR website is

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Auto Rama at the Ranch This fundraiser is presented by Sterling McCall Auto Group benefitting George Ranch HS Band. The event is Sunday, March 30, George Ranch High School, 8181 FM 762, Richmond. Cars, games, food vendors, entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more info Kathryn at 832-453-4425 or visit Free admission.



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LEAF grant helps Jackson Elementary students Remember the Alamo Fourth-grade students from Lamar CISD’s Jackson Elementary will always “Remember the Alamo” after a recent trip to San Antonio. Students learned about Texas history by watching the IMAX film “Alamo: The Price of Freedom.”  The 45-minute film took them on a journey back in time to witness the historic Battle of the Alamo. After the film, the Jets toured the Alamo, where Texas history truly came alive for our students.  What a great way to celebrate Texas Independence Day!

Teachers Allyson Spencer, Julia Bridges and Ana Marie Hix received a $2,700 grant from the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.) to take their students on a trip that brought Texas history to life. “Our students were able to experience Texas history in a way that books just can’t do,” Spencer said. Proceeds from fund-raisers such as “Surf’s Up, School’s Out with the Triumphs,” presented this year by OakBend Medical Center, help underwrite these types of grants for Lamar

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10th Annual Impact A Hero weekend-kick-off party held Impact A Hero and KPRC’s Weekend Sports Anchor Nick Giovanni hosted the 10th Annual Impact A Hero Weekend-Kickoff Party on Thursday, February 27 at the Red Neck Country Club. Scott H. Koza, Chief Geophysicist, Gulf of Mexico Exploration for Marathon Oil Corporation, donated $70,000 to support veteran heroes who’ve been severely injured in the War on Terror. BBQ was prepared & sponsored by Deep Down Inc. cook team. Live Music by Josh Fuller & Dub Miller followed the event. Notables at the kick-off party

were Jim Hoelker, Chairman of the Board for Impact A Hero, Chris Myers, Center for the Houston Texans, Scott Koza, who presented a check from sponsor Marathon Oil, and Nick Giovanni, KPRC/2 Weekend Sports Anchor. Impact A Hero gives Texans an opportunity to join national celebrities at Impact A Hero Weekend, May 17-19, 2014. Meet and thank our severely wounded servicemen and women for sacrificing their minds, bodies and sometimes their lives. Visit www.impactahero. org for more details.

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