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Nine years after the process began, the City of Sugar Land has voted to adopt new digital flood insurance rate maps that offer more detail for better land use planning but put some homes in the 100-year flood plain that weren't there before. Sugar Land and Fort Bend County worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on creating the new maps. It's part of a nationwide Campbell Elementary’s Kids for Kindness Club sponsored a blood drive in partnership with Gulf effort by FEMA to re-map Coast Regional Blood Center. the community responded by stopping in to donate blood for those the country's flood zones. in need. Shown front row are: Ava Gonzalez, Anna Harralson, Taylor Reeves, Maddie Gerard, Cati Law, Avery Edelbrock, & Ella Ngo. Middle row: Lizzie Tyer, Lily Winter, Blaze Chaka, Grayson Keefe, Matthew Krafcheck, Hayden Holleck, Andrew Pereira, Ben Fielder, Max Zollner, & Luke Ingelmo. Back row: Ben Burgess, Michelle Koerth, Principal; Jack Lucas, Mason Kloeber, Katcher Halligan, Aaron Santiago, Anna-Marie Nguyen, Maddie Jones, Madison Bradley, Suzanne Stavinoha, Counselor; Brenda DeFrayne, Gulf Coast Region Blood Drive Coordinator.
Stafford MSD Board names interim superintendent ISD’s sixth superintendent and served the district from February 1995 through June 2002. Dr. Hooper Dr. Don Hooper is the founder of the education consulting firm, Center for Quality Leadership. His work history includes “37 years of experience in public education, serving 33 years as an educator, instructional leader, and district administrator—serving
25 years as superintendent in five school districts ranging in size from 110 students to 60,000 students.” SMSD Board of Trustees have put together a survey to assist them in finding their next superintendent. This form is available at each school campus, department offices, and on the district website in English and Spanish. The responses are confidential. The following questions are: SMSD, continued on page 5
Public hearing for Rosenberg's OneWay Pairs project set for April 8 By Betsy Dolan
The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on April 8 to give Rosenberg residents their chance to discuss the social, economic and environmental impacts of the controversial One-Way Pairs project . The project would turn
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portions of Avenues H (U.S. 90A) and I (F.M. 1640) into one-way streets to alleviate congestion and reduce accidents. The land in question is on Damon and Louise streets and would be used as a crossover in the project. TxDOT also plans an elevated intersection to ease congestion at the intersections of U.S. 90A, State Highway 36 and FM 1640 on Rosenberg’s west end.
Cities must pay 10 percent of the right-of-way costs for any farm-to-market or state highway project. Rosenberg has discussed donating the land to pay for the 10 percent cost. A special election will be held May 10 to decide whether the land should be donated. In an email to the "Star", Councilman Billy Benton said the ONE-WAY PAIRS, continued on page 5
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Sugar Land adopts new flood maps and drought policies By Betsy Dolan
As expected, Allen ISD formally offered Dr. Lance Hindt the position of superintendent of their school district, and he accepted. The SMSD Board of Trustees have now officially accepted his resignation, and his last day on the job will be Friday, March 21. The Board also approved the hiring of former Fort Bend Superintendent, Dr. Don Hooper, as Interim Superintendent. Dr. Hooper was named Fort Bend
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FEMA manages the National Flood Insurance Program. The re-mapping in Sugar Land, which started in 2004, focused on areas around Oyster Creek and the Brazos River. "We did have a number of issues here in Fort Bend County and the appeals process lasted for a few years", said Shashi Kumar, City of Sugar Land Senior Engineer. One of those issues involved The Orchards, The Estates at Oyster Creek, Belknap/ Brookside and Alkire Lake where the re-mapping showed
some homes were in the 100-year flood plain. The city held public meetings in 2010 to inform residents about the new maps and possible changes to their flood insurance policies. Areas the city had targeted for development, like the Imperial site, were also shown to be in the 100-year flood plain. In addition, 8 levees had to be raised after the maps revealed higher than expected base flood elevations along the Brazos. SUGAR LAND, continued on page 5
Trial begins on the death of Marine David Stidman By LeaAnne Klentzman
The jury has been selected and the trial has begun for the Booth man accused of killing a young Marine. The trail of Sean Michael McGuire has begun and the jury has been seated. McGuire is on trial for the death of 23 year old David Stidman, a B.F. Terry High School graduate, class of 2005. He participated in ROTC at Terry and joined the Marines shortly after graduation. Stidman served multiple tours in war zones, and earned the rank of Corporal. David Stidman was back home on terminal military leave to help his father who had been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident only months before. According to his father, Dwayne Stidman, in the short time David had been home, he had made changes to their business operation so he (Dwayne) could get around while he was recovering in a wheelchair. Dwayne said David was scheduled to study Engineering in college. During the early morning hours of August 2, 2010, David Stidman was on his Harley Davison motorcycle on FM 762, south of US 59, near the intersection of Brazos Center Boulevard when his bike was hit from behind by a Ford F250 pickup truck operated by Sean Michael McGuire, 34, of Richmond. Stidman was killed in the accident.
McGuire was arrested and charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid (FSRA) and intoxicated manslaughter. He was released on $17,000 bond. However, after taking the case before the Grand Jury, McGuire was initially indicted for murder
and intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle. According to court documents McGuire’s attorney, Mike Elliott said, “It is the defense’s position that the alleged murder TRIAL, continued on page 5
Houston Rodeo hinders Stafford Centre 10 Year Anniversary plans By Karen Daniels
Mayor Leonard Scarcella made it abundantly clear at the March 5, City Council meeting, the very night of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Stafford Centre, that he was, “Deeply disappointed that we didn’t have something last night, and tonight, to acknowledge and celebrate this anniversary.” It
is especially important to the Mayor because so many people said it wouldn’t succeed. He shared a story about traveling to see two buildings designed for the same capacity they were interested in, however, both buildings were in bankruptcy court. City Council and the Mayor didn’t let that RODEO, continued on page 5
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On the 18 miles of the Grand Parkway connecting U.S. 59 to IH 10, the Fort Bend County Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority reports the opening of three of seven toll plazas on the nearly completed nine overpasses. This is “the section of Segment D from US-59 to just north of US-90A/ FM-1464,” toll road authority spokesman Mike Stone told the Star. The toll for each of these sections is 35 cents for
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Fort Bend County’s longest serving lawman dies just shy of his 85th birthday. R.L. “Tiny” Gaston began his law enforcement career as Richmond police chief in the late 40’s. According to legend, he was old enough to carry a gun but not old enough to buy
the bullets. Bullets had to be purchased by the mayor, Hilmar Moore. “Tiny” served as the Richmond police for many years, he left Richmond when he was elected Sheriff. He was Fort Bend County Sheriff for four terms before resigning to run for County Judge in the 70’s. After losing his bid for
County Judge, he returned to the sheriff’s office as an administrator. He then again entered an elected office in the mid 80’s as Precinct 1 Constable until his retirement in 1997. Arrangements are pending. More on the life and legend of “Tiny” Gaston will follow next week.
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All in; all done: Rosenberg has a new police chief; he was appointed by Council Monday night, and his name is Dallis Warren. Chief Warren began his career with the Rosenberg Police Department in 1979 working all aspects of law enforcement and promoting up through the ranks to Assistant Chief in 2002. Since becoming Assistant Chief, Warren was second in command to chief to Robert Gracia, who, late last year resigned to become the City Manager. Although Warren has been with the city his entire career, becoming chief allows him to bring his ideas and visions along with new opportunity to a department that has been under the same regime for over 20 years. With
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Skeeters invite Tracy McGrady to 2014 spring training The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced today that the club has extended a formal Spring Training invitation to former Houston Rocket and seventime National Basketball Association All-Star Tracy McGrady. The announcement was made by Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti and General Manager Chris Jones. “I got called into the skipper’s office after practice and he let me know that I was going to be a part of the Skeeters’ Spring Training camp,” said McGrady. “This has been a goal of mine and it’s a great challenge. I’m looking forward to competing and I’m excited about this great opportunity.” The 6'8", right-handed pitcher has maintained a strict pitching regimen and workout schedule since last fall, following his official retirement from basketball. Last month, the Sugar Land Skeeters released a statement in response to McGrady’s public acknowledgement of his pursuit to pitch for the club. The organization expressed appreciation for McGrady’s talent and interest, as well as a commitment to continue monitoring his progress. “We’re intrigued by the progress Tracy has made thus far and really commend
him for putting in the work,” said Gaetti. “He will report to Spring Training with the other players and officially have his opportunity to earn a spot on the team. I’m really interested and excited to see how he continues to improve.” McGrady, 34, spent 16 years in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors (1997-2000), Orlando Magic (2000-04), Houston
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Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph said, “Police responded to a rollover accident at Hwy. 6 and Kensington Drive on March 5, shortly before 10:30 pm". Adolph said that an 18-yearold Houston woman was driving the Ford F-150. She was turning left from Hwy. 6 onto
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Mardi Gras party festive on Texas Primary Election day With a piano accordion playing fast tempo along with the sounds of a rub-board adding to the flavor of what is known as “la la” music, Fort Bend’s annual Mardi Gras party couldn’t have been any better. The tradition on Fat Tuesday taking place locally featured Jabo “The Prince of Zydeco” and his band at a bash that had people flocking to Legacy Ford alongside U.S. 59, where the party was hosted. Not exactly the Big Easy,
but the party-goers were taking it easy for sure on festive mode while election returns from the Texas primary were being counted that evening. As for Mardi Gras, this is a traditional celebration of the day before Lent and the day before Ash Wednesday. At this Mardi Gras event, savoring tasty foods and king cake provided by community partners turned out many celebrants, some in costume and some not, and among those spotted were Jake Messinger, Liz Moreno, Shannon Orsak, Central FB Chamber Alliance President Shanta Kuhl, Carlo Arcilla, the perfumed Bud Light girls handing out beads, Tony Francis and Gilbert Limones. A little bit of New Orleans with music, laughter, the beads and good treats, this Mardi Gras get together, which no doubt took place among others in Fort Bend, was probably the biggest
Melissa Tipson and Leigh Ann Sawson with another masked Mardi Gras celebrant enjoy an evening of fun.
(l-r) Andres Novoa, Jake Messinger, Shannon Orsak, Tony Francis and Patrick Sexton party it up on Fat Tuesday. one. This 7th annual Fort Bend Mardi Gras party was organized by the Central Alliance Fort Bend Chamber and presented by Legacy Ford, the Fort
Bend County Sheriff’s Office and St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms with admission open to anyone reinforcing Fort Bend’s hospitality!
6th Annual Grant-A-Starr Foundation 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is March 22 BAPTIST CHURCH
HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994
SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310
2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am - 6:00pm Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA "A Place To Call Home" - www.hbctx.org
4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Contemporary Worship Service: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:15am Traditional Worship Service: 11:15am www.southminpres.org
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502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday School for All Ages 9:30am Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Pastor's Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 pm the hub - 11:00am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am LUTHERAN CHURCH www.cumcsl.org
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Traditional Worship: 8:00am and 10:30am Contemporary Worship: 9:15am Sunday School all ages: 9:15am and 10:30am www.fumcmc.org
SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org CHURCH OF CHRIST
MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org
SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Scripture of the week
The Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. —Deuteronomy 7:9
FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711 2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am
NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611 1424 FM 1092 Rd., Missouri City, 77459 Worship w/Holy Communion: 8:00 & 10:30 am Education hour for all ages: 9:15am www.newhopelc.org
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 www.brightonhouston.org • Refreshing & Relevant
FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055 121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am www.facebook.com/freedomchurchintl Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger
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The Grant-A-Starr Foundation is holding its 6th Annual Family Fun Run & Walk! The charity event date has been set for Saturday, March 22, at the Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land. The 1 mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9AM and the 5K Chip Timed Run/Walk begins at 9:30AM. Race day registration will be available at 6:30AM. An award ceremony and post race party is at 10:30AM. The course is USATF certified. They will also have a Kid’s Zone sponsored by St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital. The Grant-A-Starr Foundation was founded to celebrate the life of Grant Starr, a precious seven-year-old boy who passed away from unidentified virus. What makes the Grant-AStarr Foundation Fun Run unique is the student steering committee. It is made up of local area high school volunteers who have taken a deep personal interest in the event. Slater, a senior at Clements HS, says, “We have been blessed by great sponsorship in the past, and now we want to take it to the next level! Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 for the Foundation and obviously, we need generous
Shown are students encouraging you to come out and support the 6th Annual Grant-A-Star fun run/walk. donations from the Sugar Land and Greater Houston business communities. There are many levels of support available, and both businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate. We welcome them all!” For sponsorship information, please contact Terri Wang at (281) 731-7691. To learn more about the Grant-AStarr Foundation, please go to: www.grantastarr.org. This year’s event includes both a Team and School Challenge. The Team Challenge
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Fort Bend ISD’s Ridgemont Early Childhood Center selected as statewide finalist Fort Bend ISD’s Ridgemont Early Childhood Center was recently named one of five regional finalists in the 2014 H-E-B® annual Excellence in Education awards program. As a regional finalist in the early childhood category, Ridgemont received $5,000 and will advance to the statewide competition. More than 60 applications were filed in the category. “I believe the comprehensive alignment with our elementary school campus and our strong
collaborations with various agencies throughout the community separates our early childhood center from the pack,” said Ridgemont Elementary and Early Childhood Center Principal Dr. Robert Long. To determine overall statewide winners, a panel of judges toured each facility and talked with administration, staff and parents. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Houston in May. The winning early childhood facility will receive $25,000.
“We are honored to have been named a finalist in the competition and excited about the opportunity that winning this award could provide for the students and families for both Ridgemont and the greater Fort Bend community,” said Ridgemont Early Childhood Center Manager Nick Cantu. If chosen as the winner, Cantu plans to propose the construction of an exercise track that surrounds both the elementary school and early childhood center.
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Sugar Land adopts new flood maps and drought policies SUGAR LAND, continued from page 1
"Because this process took so long, development was occurring at the same time the maps were being done and the pieces needed to jive together", Kumar said. Developers and the city anticipated the changes brought by the new maps and infrastructure projects have been built to alleviate problems, Kumar added. Councilman Steve Porter
asked what options were available to homeowners who learn their homes are now in the 100-year flood plain. Kumar said that they can hire an engineer who can determine if the home is at or above the base flood elevation and submit the report to the city. Homeowners can access the county's web site for an interactive digital flood map to determine where their home stands in the event of a 100-year flood.
Amended Drought Contingency Plan Sugar Land also made changes to their drought contingency plan to meet requirements from House Bill 3604 passed last September. HB 3604 specifies that public water suppliers must implement drought plans when the governor announces drought declarations in their county. The purpose is to get water suppliers to act early to avoid water shortages, said Colleen
Spencer, Sugar Land's Water Conservation Coordinator. To comply, Sugar Land has added a fourth stage to their existing three-stage drought contingency plan. When the governor declares Fort Bend County is in a drought, the City of Sugar Land will implement Stage 1 which means a voluntary 2-day a week irrigation schedule for residents and a voluntary irrigation schedule for non-essential water uses. The city can also trigger
with the adult legal system in Fort Bend County started in April of 1998. Case number indictment does not legally allege 98-CCR-077766 indicates an offense.” Elliott went on to say that McGuire was arrested for that never before has Fort Bend possession of marijuana; a class County ever tried a DWI case as B misdemeanor. At the age of 22; a murder case. It has always been representing himself, McGuire intoxicated manslaughter. He said entered a plea of no contest and a murder conviction would mean was sentenced to 3 days in the straight prison time for his client. county jail. He questions why? Why now? In another case McGuire Why this case? lost his driver’s license in In the quest to understand Iowa in 2003 after a DWI that why, here may be some insight; January and a habitual violator McGuire's first official scrape certification in November of
that same year. According to those records he was instructed to return his Iowa license plates, driver’s license, and vehicle registrations to the State of Iowa. In 2006, McGuire’s records surfaced on the civil dockets of Fort Bend County. In June of that year with cause number 29913, a pleading for an occupational driver’s license was filed in County Court at Law 1. Although no conviction was listed, the paperwork processed by Judge H. Kennedy appears to mimic the documents of a DWI
Houston Rodeo hinders Stafford Centre 10 Year Anniversary plans RODEO, continued from page 1
deter them, and today, the very successful Stafford Centre has proven “all of the detractors wrong.” Bryan Blaum, President of FMsquared, and facility manager of the Stafford Centre, explained, “The challenge for us was it’s very difficult to schedule events while the rodeo is going on.” The average per day attendance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is around 70K, and event managers don’t like to schedule their clients when the competition is so substantial. Another challenge is media and radio time, this too, dominated
by rodeo advertising. “There was no lack of effort trying to do this,” Bryan said. “Our goal is to celebrate throughout 2014” for a “full year of celebration.” Here are some of the planned events: Ft. Bend Women’s Center Boogie Ball – March 29th Merle Haggard – April 1st CCA Texas Crawfish Boil – April 3rd Oyster Creek Fish Fry & Crawfish Boil – May 3rd Ultimate Boomer Comedy Tour – May 9th Urban Cowboy Tour w/ Mickey Gilley – June 25th Freedom Rings Festival – July 3rd & 4th Jethro Tull w/ Ian Anderson – September 24th
Further disappointing Mayor Scarcella was the fact that the “video commentary” that he has been asking for since last June chronicling the construction of the Stafford Centre and the high points since then, was not ready. He had offered to write the script and narrate the story in order to have something to share with residents, the business community, and those attending events at the Stafford Centre. Bryan Blaum assured Council and Mayor Scarcella that this was in the works. He hinted at something special this summer, but could not elaborate since the deal has not been finalized. Stay tuned!
Grand Parkway’s 3 toll plazas open will become operational as well, also with one toll plaza. The last two overpass a two axle vehicle such as a sections are for Bellaire and car or a pickup. These three are Westpark, which are expected the southern overpasses, West to open by mid-April. There Riverpark, New Territory and Sandhill/US90A/FM1464, which will be a toll plaza just south of Bellaire and another on opened on Feb. 27, said the the north side of Westpark. toll road authority’s Executive Although nine overpasses Director David W. Gornet, P.E. will ultimately comprise the Gornet also said that the northern overpasses, West Airport, constructed toll road segment Harlem, Mason, Bellfort, Bellaire from Sugar Land to Katy, there will only be seven toll plazas. and Westpark, are planned for They are intended as a direct opening in the very near future. connection to both highways In particular, the next section, and for relieving traffic on the West Airport and Harlem Road, feeder roads. According to the will open in about a week. “That toll road authority, the trip cost section will have one plaza,” from US-59 to I-10 using the advises Stone. He also said that overpasses will be $2.45. It by the end of March the Mason Road and West Bellfort overpasses further advises that there is no OVERPASSES, continued from page 1
cash or pay by mail option on the tolled road with the overpasses. For this mobility alternative, motorists will need a valid electronic toll tag from an issuing agency such as HCTRA, TxTAG, or Toll-Tag. The feeder roads with traffic light signals will remain as an option for motorists wishing the same directional thoroughfare between Sugar Land and Katy without having to pay a toll. Segment D of the Grand Parkway, maintained and operated by Fort Bend County through the toll road authority, opened in 1994 allowing for improved mobility and economic and master planned community growth in areas such as Cinco Ranch, Grand Lakes and Seven Meadows in the north part of Fort Bend County and Katy.
What do you consider to be the two or three most significant strengths of the district? What do you consider to be the two or three most important issues or concerns facing the district? Please share your vision of how our schools may excel in preparing students for the opportunities and challenges of
the 21st century. What kind of administrative leadership should the next superintendent offer in terms of: Professional qualifications? Personal characteristics? What additional comments or suggestions regarding the superintendent search would you like to make? Board President, Ed Castillo, had this to say about the next
phase for the District. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Hooper join our SMSD family and excited to begin collaborating with him and gain from his vast public education and leadership development experience. We at the SMSD District are very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Hooper’s stature during this very important SMSD leadership transition.”
Public hearing for Rosenberg’s One-Way Pairs project set for April 8 ONE-WAY PAIRS, continued from page 1
citizens who petitioned for the special election have two goals: to prohibit the city from donating the land to the Texas Department of Transportation and to urge TxDOT to look at other alternatives. "This election is the closest thing to a referendum that the people have been afforded to this date", said Benton. "The City Attorney threw out the first petition by citizens that asked for a referendum to see what the public’s view was regarding the entire project".
Benton said after the first petition was rejected, citizens had to narrow their focus to opposing just the land donation instead of the entire project. On February 25, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court intervened, approving a $1.5M advanced funding agreement that would allow TxDOT to buy the land from Rosenberg, eliminating the need to donate the property. But Benton says the special election will occur before the property sale and he hopes TxDOT and city leaders hear what voters have to say. "If the majority of the citizens
You might out run the car RUN, continued from page 1
to suck the stripes off one of those patrol cars troll’n the highway of Fort Bend County, and well… they took that rodeo all the way to Hillge, Texas.
Mullet man wrecked out after blowing a tire and driving on the rim at 70 miles, never mind the 90+ he was sailing to get there. Anyway, the parade ended with a collection of grin’n cops that had the time of their lives
vote not to donate the property in May, I hope that TXDOT, and our leaders, will get the message that the majority of the citizens in Rosenberg really do not want the project", said Benton. "It would be our duty to resist the transfer of such property to anyone for the purpose of the One Way Pairs Project.” The public hearing is scheduled for April 8 at Lamar Consolidated High School from 5:30 to 7:30. An open house will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 to allow citizens to speak one-on-one with TxDOT employees. The formal public hearing will begin at 6:30.
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David Stidman case, with some lines drawn through some of the text. In 2006 McGuire was granted an occupational driver’s license to work for a relative as a framer and site foreman in construction. Then in 2008, more filings indicate that McGuire applies for yet another occupational driver’s license. That cause is number 08-CCV-087950, according to county records, the case remains pending. When asked at the time of the incident, Elliott said he knew nothing about the other cases but that his client currently had a valid Texas driver’s license. David’s father, Dwayne Stidman has been shattered by the loss of his son and the loss of their future. A Wrongful Death suit was filed on behalf of David by his father and remains on the 240th District Court’s docket. The elder Stidman has vowed to leave no stone unturned in his quest for justice on behalf of his son. Sean McGuire faces both criminal and civil cases in the 240th District Court.
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and some dumb mullet who no longer has a car and is now the proud owner of a cot in the hoosegow of any number of counties. You will never out run the radio.
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Stage 1 if the water capacity is low or when the city manager deems it necessary. Stage 2 is triggered when water supplies are at 65% capacity and involves a mandatory 2-day a week irrigation schedule for residents and a voluntary reduction for non-essential water uses.
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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)
Continuation of Sienna Plantation planning for new amenities, and schools Following The Johnson Development Corp.’s announcement to develop additional land for the continuation of Sienna Plantation, the company says it soon will unveil plans to add several new amenities in the award-winning masterplanned community. Development of the 3,700acre parcel with forested areas, lakes, streams and open spaces will begin this summer with the first homesites projected for availability by spring of 2015. The luxury-home builder Toll Brothers, in a joint venture with private equity firm GTIS Partners, purchased the property in January and later entered into an agreement with The Johnson Development Corp., developer of Sienna Plantation, to act as primary developer of the acreage. “From our aquatics complex to our athletics fields and lakes
for fishing and kayaking, Sienna Plantation has set the standard for the finest amenities,” says Alvin San Miguel, vice president and general manager of Sienna Plantation. “We certainly intend for the amenities in the newly acquired property to reflect the same quality that continues to make Sienna Plantation one of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities. Providing for additional schools also is planned, says San Miguel, as representatives of Johnson Development have been meeting with Fort Bend ISD officials to keep them updated with growth expectations. Fort Bend ISD currently owns an elementary school site in the new development area. San Miguel also says traffic controls such as intersection upgrades will be added to Sienna Parkway while the bridge linking
Sienna Ranch Road is scheduled for completion by spring. Plus, Sienna Parkway will be extended south in as-needed increments. He adds Fort Bend County and the City of Missouri City, along with The Johnson Development Corp., will continue to monitor vehicular counts on key thoroughfares to stay in front of the anticipated growth. For more information, visit www.siennaplantation. com. Families also can follow the community on Facebook, www.facebook. com/siennaplantation.
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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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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)
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RIVERSTONE - This is YOUR chance to get into one of the TOP Master Planned Communities! This home has cathedral ceilings upon entry with semicircular staircase, study with French doors, Open concept living, Breakfast bar with stone inset, Gourmet Kitchen w/stainless appliances, Oversized master retreat w/laminate flooring, Fabulously updated master bath! Home on a wooded reserve with no rear neighbors $425,000 MLS # 27933658 (5527RC)
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Sugar Land's Land Use Forum speakers announced for March 20 The Land Use Forum series is nearing completion. The fifth session in the Land Use Forum series - Mobility and Land Use - is scheduled for March 20, at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard Drive. The session is intended to help participants better understand the link between mobility and land use. Presentations will cover: • how land uses and development patterns impact mobility; • how regional mobility can impact local mobility; and • benefits and challenges of a multi-modal system. Speakers will include Geoff Carleton, principal for Traffic Engineers, Inc., and Jeremy Nelson, an independent senior planner and development advisor.
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The speaker series is a way to engage the community and get them thinking about the types of developments appropriate for our City in the future. Participation and feedback from a wide variety of people in the community is important. The speakers for the forums are recognized experts in their fields. Those unable to attend the Land Use Forum sessions may watch via a live broadcast on SLTV 16 or online at www. sugarlandtx.gov/landuseplan and submit questions during the event. Previous forums may also be viewed
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FCST 8 & Under Shine at Champ Meet Seventy-one First Colony Swim Team (FCST) 8&U swimmers traveled to Friendswood, for the annual Justin Buchwalter. 8&U Short Course Champs Meet. This is a fun meet for the developmental swimmer
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Editor’s note: Fort Bend Community Calendar are for non-profit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s”: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. e-mail to StarNews@FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477. THURSDAY, MARCH 13
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, http://fortbend-tx.aauw.net, or call (281)495-0665.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
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 email@example.com. Complimentary valet parking is available.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
The legacy of convict leasing in Texas Members and friends of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy and the Texas Slave Descendants Society will gather Sat., March 15, 10 a.m. to noon, Imperial Prison Farm Cemetery and Park located on Easton Avenue, just south of Highway 90A in Sugar Land. Parking is available on Easton Ave. Info on www.texasimpact.org. Go back and Get it Join the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy and the Texas Slave Descendants Society on Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. – noon, Easton Ave, (just south of Hwy. 90-A, Sugar Land to memorialize and call attention to the history and living legacy of convict leasing in Texas. For more info firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, MARCH 17
Literacy Council of Ft. Bend tutor training The Literacy Council of Fort Bend is holding tutor training March 17, 19, 24, & 26, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 12530 Emily Court, Sugar Land. They will train & support you to work one on one for basic literacy in English conversation skills. For more info email@example.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18
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
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FRIDAY, MARCH 21
Spirit of Freedom Republican’s Club meets The Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club will host Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army, ret) Jeffrey F. Addicott who will discuss issues in national security. Meeting is Friday, March 21, Sugar Creek Baptist Church Chapel, 13213 SW Freeway, Sugar Land, 11 am to 1 pm. The lunch and meeting are courtesy of Texas State Senator Joan Huffman. An RSVP is required by March 19. Please specify if you plan to eat or just attend. To RSVP contact President Debbie Fancher at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text at 281-543-3195.
SATURDAY, MARCH 22
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 email@example.com or 281-731-7691. On-line registration for run/walk closes at noon Thursday, March 20. To register www.grantastar. org/2014 annual fun run.html.
SUNDAY, MARCH 23
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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26
AARP Chapter 4075 to meet Sugar Land AARP Chapter 4075 will meet Wed., March 26, 1 p.m., T.E. Hartman Center, 234 Matlage Way. Program will feature candidates from Sugar Land and FBISD for the May elections, For more info 713-724-3113.
THURSDAY, MARCH 27
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 houstonmethodist.org/events 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 houstonmethodist.org/events. Door prizes & refreshments.
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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 www.ghsband.org. Free admission.
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Aces for Austin Austin High School tennis fundraiser will be held Sat., May 31, start time 9 a.m. Check in at New Territory Tennis Courts, 6200 Walker School Road, Sugar Land. Some matches at Austin HS, Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land. Entry fee $25. Must be entering HS fall 2014 & older. For more info Shaun.Moore@fortbend.k12.tx.us or TennisCowgirl@Windstream. net. Deadline to enter is Friday, May 9.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Austin HS spring flower sale Now through March 20 Austin HS ProGrad is selling bedding flowers by the flat. Each flat comes with 18 - four in. (4”) high quality flowers, various varieties. Cost $20 per flat or 3 flats $50.They will be delivered to Austin HS, 3434 Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land, March 28 or can be delivered for a fee. Order form online is austinbulldofprograd.weebly.com or call 281-565-0427. 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 fbpantherslax.org. 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.
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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. Home school informational meeting An information meeting for Home School -High School (grade 9-12), will be held Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m., Sienna Plantation Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City. For more information call 832-3679087.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5
Getting your garden ready Fort Bend County Master Gardeners open their Demonstration Gardens, give advice about plants suited to Fort Bend County and offer tips on preparing for the growing season on Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg, Call 281-341-7068 or visit http://www.fbmg. com/ for more information.
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SUNDAY, MAY 25
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.
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 jbbumdar@Hotmail.com for more info.DAR website is http://www.texasdar.org/chapters/FortBend.
MONDAY, APRIL 14
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 email@example.com to secure your team or your tent.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
Sugar Land Garden Club Meeting The Sugar Land Garden Club presents “I Love a Rainy Night – Water Collection, Conservation & Gardening for Drought” with guest speaker Boone Holladay. Meeting will be held April 15, 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. Boone Holladay is the Fort Bend County Horticulture Agent.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
“Backyard Basics” on fruit production Fort Bend Master Gardener Deborah Birge will present a “Backyard Basics” talk on Fruit Production Saturday, April 26, Fort Bend County Extension Office, 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, 8:30 – 11 am, presented Fort Bend Master Gardeners. Registration is $15 for individuals, $25 for couples. Kids under 10 accompanied by parents are free. For more information or to register, contact Brandy Rader at “mailto:brandyrader@ ag.tamu.edu” firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-342-3034.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 10
Sugar Land Garden Club Spring Garden Tour The Sugar Land Garden Club will host their spring garden tour on Saturday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The tour will showcase gardens of the East New Territory Subdivision, Sugar Land, TX. More information including a list of homes on the tour and a map will be available soon at: www.sugarlandgardenclub.org.
MONDAY, MAY 12
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