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Associate Principal Brad Hitchcock (right) makes sure Fort Settlement Middle School students cross University safely. Neighborhood parents are fighting for a school zone on the newly opened University Blvd.

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Sugar Land police have announced they a participating in a DWI initiative CRIMINAL … you heard it OF THE WEEK HERE!!  We are warning you – Don’t DRINK and DRIVE. There ya’ have it!  Sugar Land Police are even announcing – “Officers will be targeting drunk drivers March 15-16.”  Plus, they are gonna’ use your money for overtime funds for enhanced DWI enforcement during holiday

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At press time the Star received the following email from Doug Adolph with the City of Sugar Land: “A school zone is being installed along University Boulevard near Fort Settlement Middle School. The school zone will be operational on Monday, March 18. Traffic and engineering staff routinely evaluate new roadways and make adjustments as needed. After reviewing the roadway, City staff has decided to add the school zone. In addition, speed feedback signs will be installed, and an additional crosswalk will be striped on the east side of the intersection of Commonwealth and Elkins Road.”

Gutta, a Brazos Landing resident. "We feel like the city is putting their mobility plan ahead of our children's safety." University Boulevard was paid for by county mobility funds in order to move traffic around Sugar Land and alleviate congestion on Highway 6. It is intended to carry more traffic with less stops and starts, according to the City of Sugar Land. Approximately 100 students cross University twice a day to get to Fort Settlement which faces Elkins. Currently, there is only one cross walk on the west side of University causing some students to cross Elkins or University four

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As students streamed out of Fort Settlement Middle School on Friday, there was still one lesson to be learned before their spring break could begin. At the corner of Elkins and University, Associate Principal Brad Hitchcock was teaching Crosswalk 101. "Look first and then go," Hitchcock told a group of students waiting to cross University. "There's going to be a pop quiz on this when you get back!" Since University Boulevard opened to through traffic on March 6, residents in the Brazos Landing subdivision have been pushing the City of Sugar Land to put in a school zone on University where it intersects with Elkins. "My son used to walk to school but not any more," said Mrudula

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season is about six weeks from its start.  Assistant to the team's president Deacon Jones had previously Matt O'Brien affirmed that nothing had "crossed my desk," or been in discussions about Gaetti's departure before his response to the contrary.

 According to the Skeeters, the organization is intact with “everybody on board” …as of this week.  However, before a formal announcement is made about the actual departure of one of its officials, the “Star” received a prepared statement in response to its query about the head of the local baseball team leaving. SKEETERS, continued on page 9

City of Stafford discussing a reduced council schedule By Karen Daniels

There is a saying: work smarter, not harder. This comment has become part of today's language since living in a fast paced world requires us to do more in less time. At last week's City Council meeting, a motion to discuss the reduction of the number of Council

norm for the City of Stafford for the past 40 years and that he is comfortable with this. "I am concerned for the need for (our citizens to have) quick action." Felecia Evans-Smith is the council member who placed this item on the agenda, and she was the first to speak. According to her, the effectiveness of Council will not be compromised by the decrease of the second Wednesday meeting. "I feel that having the two regularly scheduled City Council meetings allows With that being said, he has reduced 25% of the non-essential Councilmembers to have time to meet with citizens and partake home cars in his agency. ticipate in civic events" and this Sheriff Nehls said, “My will provide a "more efficient staff evaluated every assigned use of tax dollars." Currently, car and employees that were meetings can be viewed on-line driving cars home whose or on television as well as in duties did not justify the person. need for a take home car

meetings per month was on the agenda. After Mayor Leonard Scarcella read the item, he announced Felecia Evans-Smith that three meetings per month (first 3 Wednesdays) have been the

Dollars and sense - a new way of thinking in Fort Bend By LeaAnne Klentzman

Rolling into his third month as Sheriff, Troy E. Nehls has announced a reduction in take home cars, fulfilling one of the planks in his campaign platform. Sheriff Nehls said he campaigned on cost reduction at the Sheriff’s Office and intends to hold to that commitment.

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Sugar Land’s Annual 2012 Police Report

Home burglaries on the rise in Sugar Land By Betsy Dolan

In almost one-fifth of the residential burglaries in Sugar Land last year, suspects gained access to the homes through unlocked doors and windows. That's according to Sugar Land Police Chief David Brinkley who presented the

department's 2012 police report to City Council March 5. In all, 289 homes and businesses were burglarized in Sugar Land last year up from 220 burglaries in 2011. The department plans to combat residential burglaries BURGLARIES, continued on page 8

Former sheriff’s detective indicted

were involved in an off duty Almost five months after the motorcycle acfatal motorcycle accident that cident early one claimed the life of one Fort Bend Sunday mornsheriff’s detective, another detecing. According tive has been indicted for to Katy Police Intoxicated Manslaughter W/ Department Moses Perez Vehicle in her death. Assistant Chief Back in late October, 2012 Fort Tim Tyler, Detective Moses Perez Bend County Detectives Moses FORMER, continued on page 8 Perez and Shelley Nicodemus By LeaAnne Klentzman

Fort Bend County YMCA’s Annual Golf Classic will be held at Pecan Grove Country Club on Monday, March 25, with a shot-gun start at 11:30AM. As in the past, all proceeds will go to the Partners Campaign fund of the YMCAs of Fort Bend County, which includes the Fort Bend Family YMCA in Missouri City, the T.W. Davis YMCA in Richmond and the Katy YMCA. Combined, the three YMCA Partners program funds will scholarship or subsidize over 3300 youth, families and individuals. (From Left to Right) Front Row – Sarah Drury, Maggie Ochoa and Lani Hoyt. Seated in Car – Lexi Landoski and Grace Stuart. Behind Car – Brian Haines, Katy Y Executive; Eric Schenkelberg, Fort Bend Y Group Executive; Mike Pede, Y Volunteer; Kevin Drury, Y Volunteer; Bill Myers, Y Golf Chair; Nick Landoski, Fort Bend Toyota & Y Volunteer; Tony Adeola, Sterling McCall Lexus; and Ed Conner, Y Volunteer. In Truck – Jess Stuart, TW Davis Y Executive. For more information, 281-499-9622.

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(Classical Ballet Productions) (Email: laurieanne@ missouricityballet.org) www. missouricityballet.org EGGPALOOZA: March 23, 6 to 10 pm, Community Park, Missouri City. Bring flashlights for egg dashes (by age group), bumper boats, bubble runners, moonwalks, food vendors. Bring sleeping bags for movie. GARAGE SALE: Sponsor: Lantern Lane PTO . Help pay student enrichment activities like field trips. April 6, 7 am to noon at Lantern Lane Elementary School. Rent a parking space for in the school parking lot $10 for 1 or 2 for $15 (each parking space 9’ x 19’) Bring any tables/chairs you need. (YOU KEEP PROFITS FROM YOUR SALES) Reservations or more information: Email: FundraisingVP@ lanternlanePTO.com DONATE ITEMS FOR

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It’s been fun!!!!! In a couple of weeks (April 9 in fact), I’ll be 72. It’s hard to believe that I’ll reach that rarefied age and if I knew I was gonna live this long, I would have not only taken better care of my teeth, but I would have NEVER smoked! Be that as it may, I have had the best time. I have taught English and drama to hundreds of students while teaching them how to laugh along the way.  I have built a newspaper that has helped hundreds of nonprofits raise tens of thousands of dollars for their charities.  I have kept my eye on many elected officials to make sure they walked the straight and narrow and if they didn’t......well, katy bar the door. I guess you could say for the first 15 years of this newspaper’s existence, I worked very hard to build it. Then for the past 20 years, my son Michael Fredrickson has worked very hard to  continue to build it. Heck, who am I kidding? It’s

been his efforts for the past 20 years to build the newspaper. It’s been his. So as I approach my 72nd birthday, I think it’s about time I acknowledge that Michael is the real publisher, I’m just holding the pen. From now on, please describe me as the publisher emeritus (has a nice ring, doesn’t it?) and Michael Fredrickson as the publisher. This does not mean I won’t take pen in hand and write a column occasionally. Or even a news story (some columns and stories just need writing. For example when office seekers vote twice in the same election. Or when local politicians spend a half million dollars seeking a job that on paper doesn’t pay that  much, well, like sheriff for instance. So don’t think you get off that easily!) I’m having some health issues again. My doctor warned me about taking a bone scan for cancer. He said, “Are you sure you can lie on a very hard table

without moving for 30 minutes?” “Hell, doc,” I said, “I grew up sleeping on a corn cob mattress. We had a headboard until my Daddy ripped it off to use as a gate.” “You know those fancy entrances to all those ranches between Houston and Austin? Well, those fancy entrances came from my Daddy using fancy iron head boards as gates to his property.” I don’t think my highly educated doctor wanted to hear my version of Texas history as he shooed me out of his office soon after that. Bet he’s sorry he ever drew me as a patient because patient I’m not, and I’m already telling him how to treat me. Of course, if I die, he can blame me! Well, I’m not going to die and  I’m certainly not going to quit writing if I’m well enough, mad enough, and my hands are working (typing). I hate this as much....Several weeks ago I wrote about how half-bearded faces on guys were not a turn-on for me, and I had no idea how it started. A reader informed me that it came from those baby-faced Hollywood boys trying to look like real men! I hate “going forward” just as much. Have you noticed how everyone now says “going forward” instead of “in the future.”

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I’m almost afraid to turn on a political talk show. I guess they think “going forward” sounds cooler.  A word--it’s not! Seven million between 37 states......A press release from Greg Abbott who I despise just a little less that Rick Perry, takes credit for getting Google to pay $7 million for the invasion of privacy that Google street view did when it was supposedly mapping your street. (I actually saw them on my street and thought it was pretty cool). Come to find  out, they were stealing my private stuff unless I had my router locked or something like that. Silly people. They can “steal” all they want, I’m fixing to publish it anyway. My question is how are they going to divide $7 million between 37 states or is Greg Abbott going to use it to run against Rick Perry going forward. Two bushes in the hand..... Jeb Bush was going around to six, count ‘em, six, talking shows to promote his book/run for president this past weekend. Do the Bushes or the Republican Party honestly think we have forgotten how George W. almost completely ruined this country and it will take YEARS to pull out of his mire? Do they really think we will readily elect another Bush in this millennium? I just dare him to run against Hillary. She will beat him like a rented mule,  a redheaded step-child, a run-away sister, wife, like....going forward! B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar.com.

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Muscle weakness in the feet that may be accompanied by sudden, sharp pains could be signs of foot neuropathy. A gradual numbness may occur, which can severely affect your mobility. Diabetics and heavy smokers are at a high risk for developing some type of neuropathy. Some cancer medications may also trigger it, and pressure on the nerves due to accidents may be a cause. Alcoholism, inherited disorders, and autoimmune diseases such as lupus may cause foot neuropathy. If you sense any unusual weakness and tingling in your feet, contact your podiatrist right away. The earlier foot neuropathy is identified and addressed with proper medical care, the far better your chances are of controlling it and preventing any further damage. It’s always a good idea to listen to your feet, as they often have lots to tell you, including giving you clues about the rest of your body’s well-being. When your feet tell you there’s trouble somewhere, as your podiatrist at , we will work as a team with you, and other healthcare providers if appropriate, to keep you and your feet healthy and pain free. Feet that feel good make the rest of you feel good, too, so why not give us a call at 281-980-3668, and start the process today for an appointment at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment. Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: If you have foot neuropathy, do not keep your knees crossed since it could instigate new nerve damage

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Stafford Police Department lose one of their own Stafford Police are mourning the loss of Detective Raphael Virata. Virata, 48, lost his battle with cancer on March 6, 2013.  He leaves behind a wife and young daughter. Along with police work, Raphael was founder and operating partner of Houston Mud Logging supplies with business partner Dipak Pindolia.  Virata served his community as an officer with the Stafford Police Department, Bee County Sheriff’s Office, and DOD N.A.S in Ingleside. He graduated from Southwest State University in San Marcos with a degree in Criminal Justice prior to beginning his public service career.    He was born on July 15, 1964, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Antonio Mercado Virata and Vivian Faye Jones Virata.  He is survived by his wife Michelle and their daughter Jordan of Sugar Land, his mother, Vivian Faye Virata of Beeville; Velina Tekla Virata; brother, Mariano Jones (Lois Jo Easterling) Virata of Beeville

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as well as numerous aunts and uncles across the United States, Canada and the Philippines. Raphael also leaves longtime friend and coworker Richard Ramirez.  Virata was quick with a joke and always willing to help. A celebration of the life of Raphael Virata was held at the Stafford Centre on Monday, March 11, 2013.  

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Vendors play a big part of the IFFB success At the upcoming International Festival of Fort Bend (IFFB) to be held at the Stafford Centre on Sunday, March 24, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., you’ll be able to find excellent food and traditional crafts in a major cultural display that has attracted fair goers for several years. The event also features performing arts, music, dance, children’s activities, fun for all age groups, and of course, international foods. That’s one of the main attractions of the festival that continues to be part of its success. There will again be a variety of food vendors and also artisan crafters, sometimes offering items for sale of that one of a kind “must have.” IFFB Food Vendor Coordinator Reba Reihani is serving as a volunteer. She’s associated with a company called Tastee Kreme, an ice cream market leader and distributor in the Texas region that will have Blue Bunny ice cream at the festival in a couple of weeks. “Tastee Kreme has been a loyal and strong supporter of this International Festival for many years now,” said Reihani, who adds that she is “honored and privileged

to be a part of this festival.” Many of the international festive goers will attend the event to see some of the unique talents of area artists. However, it’s all about the food, like All About Cakes, which will be serving coffee and cup cakes; Panda Garden with its popular Chinese food; Persian Kabob Café, a supporter of the Festival for the past four years with delicious food; and Café Indian, another featured supporter with appetizing food among the many other vendors lending to the success of the one of a kind Festival held in Stafford and targeted at the entire Fort Bend community. “The International Festival of Fort Bend couldn’t be a success without the generous support our vendors have provided us throughout,” acknowledges Reihani. She’s grateful for their willingness to continue to participate in the effort “to make our town a friendlier, happier place to live in and pass it on to our next generations by bringing all multi-ethnic communities together to share their knowledge, culture, history and to work together hand-in-hand.” Area residents are invited to attend the free admission

Yummy is what these enticing foods say about what’s in store at the 5th annual International Festival of Fort Bend.  Make plans to attend and wear an ancestral costume to the Stafford Centre on Sunday, March 24, noon – 6 p.m.  It’s about celebrating the diversity in Fort Bend! Children of the World themed event. Wear a traditional ancestral costume, encourage organizers and come to what Reihani says those attending will make the event “a successful masterpiece” of the community. For more information, visit internationalfestivaloffortbend. com; also visit the Star online, fortbendstar.com, for the video promotion of this exciting event soon to take

place in our community! The City of Stafford is the host and presenting sponsor of the 2013 IFFB joined by other main sponsors that include the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Bel Furniture, First Colony Community Association, Danny Nguyen Commercial, All About Cakes, Houston Community College, City of Missouri City,and the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce.

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to talk with an officer. According to Neinast, Dexter Brown had walked into the lobby of the police department and asked the dispatcher if the police were looking from him. An officer responded and detained Brown. Neinast said, “After the investigation was complete, Brown was arrested

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Fort Bend County has a new search tool By LeaAnne Klentzman

If you ever find yourself needing to know who is in the County’s hoosegow, whether you are looking for a loved one or just snooping, you won’t have to call. That public information is now at your fingertips and you don’t have to bother a bonding clerk to find it out. Here is how you search those records: First, one would go the Fort Bend County website: www.fort-bend.tx.us then look along the drop down menus across the top of the page - click on Department and go down to Sheriff’s Office. Click on the Sheriff’s Office link. Under the heading Troy E. Nehls, sheriff go to the last link titled: Jail- public

information inquiry. BINGO! In the appropriate search box enter the person’s name and or date of birth and hit enter. Before your eyes will appear the information available, if any, on the person you just searched. This handy little tool has been brought to the citizens of Fort Bend County in an effort to increase the productivity of the bonding clerks at the county jail by reducing the amount of phone calls they have to answer just to tell the caller whether the person they are looking for is there and the amount of their bond. Now everyone can look for themselves and the bonding clerks can complete bonds far more timely. Again, another step in providing the public with the services they pay for.

UH Sugar Land open house scheduled for March 21 Join them on March 21, for their Open House and Advising Night. UH Sugar Land will be providing an opportunity for prospective students to learn about their Bachelors, Masters, PHD, and Certificate programs available. This event will take place from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM in

the Susan Ryon Davis MultiPurpose Room of the Brazos Hall Building on the UH Sugar Land campus. The UHSL campus is located at 14000 University Blvd. Sugar Land. Please visit www.sugarland. uh.edu/degrees for complete degree listing. Call 281-2753300 for more information.

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You wouldn’t have amassed your fortunes if you lived under this dictator or had the opportunity to speak out and you wouldn’t have your freedom that you take for granted. VP Nicolas Maduro’s claim “historical enemies of Venezuela [U.S.] were behind Chavez’s cancer diagnosis” sounds like our administration’s repetitive blame game. Chavez’s close ties to the brutally inhumane guerilla terrorist organization, FARC, named Chavez “Angel” as their guardian angel. Mourning this man’s demise is sphacelating. “Should a single flag have been lowered to half staff last week,” you ask? Absolutely not. We only recognize foreign dignitaries who are our allies. And if one has forgotten, when out of gas, do avoid every Citgo station or Petro Express—for they are owned by this Venezuelan monster and shouldn’t be allowed on our soil. The pure joy with Venezuelans legally immigrating to our great country is their commitment

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SIENNA PLANTATION • immaculate Trendmaker home located on the #7 Fairway of Sienna Plantation Golf Course. Tenderly lived in this home has all the upgrades. Recent appliances, ceiling fans, and hardwood floors. Balcony offers magnificent views and numerous fruit trees in backyard. Create your own paradise. $379,788. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

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

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3411 CALOWAY CT. Sienna Plantation 4/3.5/3: Hardwoods, spacious island kitchen, game room, and newly installed carpet. Sharon Kaye $256,900

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55 OLD WOODS PASSAGE Sienna Plantation 4/3.5/3: One acre lot property. Formals, 2-story den, granite in kitchen, & balcony. Nell Osborn $630,000

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

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

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

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

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

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housing starts in 2012 has caused diminished finished home supply; January 2013’s inventory of homes is only 3.7 months, the lowest level since 1999. Accord ing to Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), continued positive home sales in December gave 2012 a 23 percent boost in dollar volume over 2011 and plunged inventory to pre-millennial levels. • OConnorcomps.com reports 22 agricultural land sales in size to 765 acres, 24 commercial land sales in size to 85 acres, and a total of 3 land sales over 100 acres each have occurred in the first eight weeks of 2013. • Finished lot inventory has virtually ‘dried up’: • Builders report a shortage of finished lots available to purchase. • At the end of 2012, The Woodlands had 2,750 residential lots remaining, but with over 10,000 new direct jobs to ExxonMobil's 385acre campus to the south, the scarcity and value of these remaining lots is evidenced. • Bridgeland experienced land sale increases of 31% and finished lot sale numbers at record levels. • 2012 ended up at 7,981 starts; Eldon and Metrostudy are projecting 9,000 starts in 2013.

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“The extensions of University Boulevard are important for all area residents,” said Tom Wilcox, general manager of Riverstone. “The completion of this project opens an entirely new access route to U.S. 59, which means it will be much easier for Fort Bend residents to reach major retail and employment centers in the area.” Riverstone residents, who next year will enjoy a new community water park being built along University Boulevard, also will have easier access to the Fort Bend Tollroad once another community thoroughfare, LJ Parkway, is extended south to Sienna Springs in nearby Sienna Plantation later this year.

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O'Connor & Associates has partnered with the Sage Group to form an appraisal and consulting network. Even land, which can be transformed from native pastures to skyscrapers Becky@fortbendstar.com and even epic buildings have ‘shelf lives’ that require renovation or even demolition. The core asset, land, will be the next acquisition target in the major Texas markets. Riverstone, ranked No. 3 in the development, which Employment, population among Houston’s top-selling is designed for 6,000 homes, and housing growth, driving communities, is again breaking 250 acres of lakes, 20 miles of continued urban sprawl records, with 35 home sales hike-and-bike trails and 500 and revitalization of urban the week of Feb. 25. acres of open spaces and park cores, is pushing the land “It is the highest number lands. Housing styles range development ‘button’. of home sales posted for one from townhomes, patio homes, But as every real estate week in Riverstone’s history,” garden homes and single-family professional has been told, said Tom Wilcox, general homes to multi-million-dollar “The three most important manager of Riverstone. “The homes on homesites as large factors in buying are: run of record-breaking sales as a half-acre. The Johnson location, location, location.” we’ve experienced for the Development Corp. is the Houston past two years appears to developer of the community, • Tax assessors are be continuing into 2013.” which offers a premier Fort gearing up for increasing The Fort Bend community’s Bend location. To learn assessments at above average new-home sales are 28 percent more about the amenity-rich inflationary rates; preliminary more for the first nine weeks neighborhoods of Riverstone, indications are for a 5% of 2013 than for the same visit www.Riverstone.com. to 7% increase. Average time period last year. Builders About The Johnson home prices increased have started 119 homes in Development Corp. about 9% in December Riverstone this year, compared The Johnson Development 2012, from a year earlier. with 61 started at this time last Corp. is an award-winning • Apartment construction year, an increase of 95 percent. residential and commercial land is occurring in many areas Sales in 2012 were more development company involved for the metropolitan area, than double the pace from in premier projects including resulting in strengthening 2011. The number of sales master-planned communities land prices in a market that from both years broke such as Sienna Plantation, Fall does not have zoning. previous years’ records. Creek, Riverstone, Woodforest, • Leading the U.S. in Riverstone is located along Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater, Highway 6 in Fort Bend Imperial Sugar, Cross Creek County, a few miles from both Ranch, Harmony, Willow U.S. 59 and the Fort Bend Creek Farms and Silverlake Parkway. Twenty builders offer in Houston, Texas, and Towne homes in the community, with Lake, BridgeMill and Lake prices from the $200,000s. Arrowhead in Atlanta, Georgia. The development is ranked Established in 1975, known No. 7 among the nation’s for innovative master planning Fort Bend drivers are top-selling communities. and today one of the largest cheering the opening For more information, visit and most successful land of the final stretch of www.riverstone.com. developers in both Houston University Boulevard from About Riverstone and Atlanta, The Johnson Highway 6 to U.S. 59. Riverstone is a 3,700-acre Development Corp. has The 1.8-mile extension, master-planned community cultivated a strong reputation a project of the City of near U.S. 59 and Highway for vibrant, responsible Sugar Land and Fort Bend 6, the Fort Bend Parkway development, with impeccably County from Riverstone to and Texas 288. Well-known designed communities. For Commonwealth Boulevard, opened Thursday, Feb. 28. production and custom builders more information, visit www. have completed 2,000 homes johnsondevelopment.com. It connects with a 2-mile roadway through the masterplanned community of Riverstone to provide access from Highway 6 to U.S. 59 near the University of Houston Sugar Land campus. MARCH 14TH - 11:30 AM The $6-million extension through Riverstone, a major SWEETWATER COUNTRY CLUB roadway for the community, was funded by developer RSVP: Johnson Development Corp.

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STONEY CREEK • This large townhome is a rare find with spectacular views of ravine. This home boasts high ceilings, generously sized living room with lovely marble fireplace. Floor to Ceiling windows, and glass doors access to extensive exterior decking overlooking the ravine makes entertaining easy. Open floor plan allows for great flexibility. 5 bedrooms/4 baths/1 half. Master Down with huge en-suite bath, and separate sitting room. Zoned to SBISD highly sought after Frostwood, Memorial Middle & High. $535,000 (12036NA)

Rolsen Receives Platinum Service Recognition Arlene Rolsen of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors in Sugar Land, TX was awarded the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified® Platinum. The award is in recognition of earning 100% client service satisfaction in 2012, as measured by Leading Research Corporation (LRC). Quality Service Certified (QSC) status is the only award in the real estate industry based on independently validated, measurable service results. Clients of QSC agents receive a customer satisfaction survey at the end of each transaction. The surveys are administered and the results are compiled by LRC. Client feedback from the surveys becomes part of the agent’s credentials. An overall satisfaction rating is displayed on the consumer websites (www.QualityService. org and www.RatedAgent. com) where buyers and sellers have the ability to select a real estate professional based upon each agent’s validated record of service satisfaction. “Nothing is more important to a prospective client in selecting

Arlene Rolsen Coldwell Banker United, Realtors a professional than the service results achieved with past clients,” says Larry D. Romito, President and CEO of QSC. He adds, “Consumers have greater confidence in service reliability, results and satisfaction with a Quality Service Certified real estate professional because they know that the agent’s service record has been validated by an independent third party. 100% service satisfaction record like Arlene Rolsen has achieved is just awesome.”

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Coming to a shrub near you! weekends like Spring Break and So, if ya feel the need to St. Patrick’s Day when there has traditionally been more alcohol- celebrate with the Leprechauns or party like it was 1999, make related traffic incidents!  sure one of your party animals is a designated driver! FORT BEND Just so ya know, during one of DRIVING SCHOOL these initiatives - the cops, they are just like Leprechauns; behind Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years every tree and shrub waiting to GET ya! FortBendDrivingSchool.com You have been warned…

Sugar Land police are participating in the HoustonGalveston Area Council's Regional DWI Task Force this month. Officers will be targeting drunk drivers this weekend and again March 15-16. The initiative provides overtime funds for enhanced DWI enforcement during holiday weekends like Spring Break and St. Patrick's Day when there has traditionally been more

alcohol-related traffic incidents. Funding for the program is provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant. This STEP grant, which is administered

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FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711 2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am

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

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

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

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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

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

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times in order to get to school. The intersection has a stop light but no left turn arrows and signs prohibiting right turns on red during school arrival and dismissal times.. The parents say a reported near-miss at the intersection two days before University opened involving a student and a car has made them even more determined to fight City Hall. “This has been a constant battle for us,” said Sharad Gupta, a Brazos Landing resident. “We started a petition drive two years ago to get the light installed at the intersection because the City originally planned on just a 4-way stop. We had to fight

violent crimes, increased 8.6 percent last year according to the through increased officer presence police department’s report. in the neighborhoods, increased Sugar Land saw increases in use of forensic specialists at robberies, aggravated assaults, burglary crime scenes and burglaries, thefts with slight expanding crime prevention increases in auto thefts and sexual and educational initiatives in the assaults. Only homicide numbers community. dropped from 2 in 2011 to zero “On any given day we in 2012. have between 5 and 12 Despite the increases, the fiveofficers working on residential year trend indicates an 18 percent burglaries,”said Brinkley. “We drop in Part 1 crimes overall since also continue to work with 2008. Missouri City and Stafford “Trends are not made in one because these guys aren’t just year. It’s a cumulative effect,” targeting homes in Sugar Land.” said Brinkley who used the city’s Brinkley is also pushing to auto theft numbers as an example. expand Sugar Land’s license plate “Since 2008, we had been recognition camera program north averaging 90 per year but that of 90A as another tool in fighting number dropped to 35 last year.” residential burglaries. Sugar Land’s police department Part 1 crimes increased in 2012 was able to solve 25% of Part 1 Part 1 crimes, which includes crimes, 56% of violent crimes and BURGARIES, continued from page 1

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and Detective Shelley Nicodemus were traveling west bound along the feeder road of I10 between Katy Fort Bend Road and Pin Oak Road when the motorcycle on which there were riding careened out of control in the early morning hours. The accident occurred in the city of Katy in the northern tip of Fort Bend County near where the couple and their children lived. Katy Police, along with DPS accident reconstruction, and the Texas Rangers, were involved in the accident investigation. At the time of the accident Sheriff Milton Wright’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “Investigator Shelley Nicodemus died from

injuries sustained in the accident and Investigator Moses Perez suffered head and back injuries.” Haenal explained, “Nicodemus was the passenger on the 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was found about 30 feet from the motorcycle. Perez was found closer to the bike.” Moses Perez, driver of the bike, was also a Fort Bend County detective in the Burglary and Theft section. Perez was injured in the accident and air lifted to a Houston hospital for treatment; returning to work about a month later. Perez is a long time resident of Fort Bend County. He is a Dulles High School graduate who served in the Army before joining the Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in July of 1990.

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Perez’s career with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office came to a close in late February of 2013 after an investigation by the new Internal Affairs Division revealed that Perez had violated Sheriff’s Office policy; that violation was followed by an order of termination, said Sheriff Troy E. Nehls’ spokesman Bob Haenel. He said in lieu of termination, Perez chose to retire from the department effective February 22, 2013. In early March Perez was indicted by the Fort Bend Grand Jury for Intoxicated Manslaughter W/Vehicle. He turned himself in on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 and was released after posting a bond of $10,000.

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23% of property crimes last year. Average response time to emergency calls in 2012 was 2:45, down from 2:56 in 2011 and 4:42 in 2009. The city also made 3,545 arrests. “You’d never think we’d arrest over 3,500 people but little Sugar Land is a big city now,” Brinkley said. “You’re going to see more people being arrested as our population increases.” Sugar Land gets “safe city” award CQ Press recently published its 2013 City Crime Ranking report that listed Sugar Land as the second safest city in Texas and 20th safest in the nation (for cities 75,000 to 99,000 population). This independent ranking is based on an analysis of FBI crime statistics.

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“Traffic signals are far safer than school zones because traffic must come to a complete stop, providing safe pedestrian access across the road.” The City has also increased police patrols at the intersection. On Friday, a motorcycle officer was warning motorists who were making illegal right turns on red and three patrol officers were warning speeders. Traffic engineers were also on scene monitoring traffic flow. And Associate Principal Brad Hitchcock was there too, putting a protective arm in front of a student who was about to step into the intersection while a car made an illegal right turn on red. “See! That’s what I’m talking about! You have to look first.”

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to have the speed limit reduced from 45 to 40. And now we’ll fight to have the school zone put in.” For their part, the City of Sugar Land says they have listened to the parents’ concerns and have made concessions such as installing the stop light and reducing the speed. In addition the city says they will conduct a school zone study in six months after University’s traffic patterns have been established. “Previous engineering studies have shown that a school zone is not warranted at the location because the school property does not access University Boulevard and there are no designated student drop off locations,” said Doug Adolph, City spokesman.

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City of Stafford discussing a reduced council schedule are Aurtura Jackson, Rosemary Garcia, and Christopher Caldwell. Councilman Robert Sorbet A candidate forum will be held stated his support of this on April 24 at the Stafford Civic reduction. Mayor Scarcella Center at 7:00pm. requested a two week delay, Fort Bend ISD, Lamar CISD giving City Attorney, Art Pertile, incumbents face challengers an opportunity to amend the In addition to Stafford MSD, original ordinance and give Fort Bend ISD and Lamar CISD Council a chance to think it over. will also hold board elections on The item will be placed back on May 11. the agenda March 20 when a vote In Fort Bend ISD, Vanesia will be taken. Also in the motion R. Johnson is running against will be a time change from incumbent Jim Rice for Position 7:30pm to 7:00pm. "As you are 3.  Rice is board president. aware," Councilwoman EvansIn Position 7, incumbent Smith said, "this City Council is Dave Rosenthal will face off not afraid to work well into the against Cynthia Gary, Rodrigo night to address items that effect Carreon and Enaohwo Keciana.  our citizens." This reporter has Rosenthal is currently serving stayed as late as 11:30pm, but a the one-year expired term of meetings have gone as late as trustee Jim Babb, who resigned a 2:00am. Mayor Scarcella has the year ago. authority to sign ratifications of Trustees in Fort Bend ISD are up to $10,000 without Council elected to three-year terms on a approval, should something come rotating basis.  Two are elected up in between meetings. each year, one from each side In other city news, Stafford's of the district.  The Position 3 Mayor and Council elections candidates must live on the west have been cancelled. None of side and the Position 7 candidates the candidates' positions were must live on the east side. challenged by an opponent. In Lamar Consolidated ISD, Stafford MSD will have an the Board of Trustees have four election. Five candidates are district seats up for election.  Two running for three spots. Running board members have decided not for re-election are Greg Holsapple to run for re-election. and Ed Castillo. Also on the ballot In District 6, Michael Richard, STAFFORD, continued from page 1

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Sugar Land Skeeters president to leave   O’Brien has been credited with leading efforts relating to  “After much thought and the $37 million Constellation Field, the team's growth from a in light of growing family and lifestyle considerations, start-up to national prominence I have made the decision to in the first year of play with resign from my position with accolades from media outlets the Sugar Land Skeeters,” that included ESPN and others. said Skeeters President Matt He was also instrumental in o’Brien.  O’Brien, who joined signing Major League All Star the Skeeters in June 2010 also Roger Clemens, which caused a said that “with a few compelling national publicity stir. opportunities in the Midwest  Opening Day Partners, which region, we are taking this chance owns the Atlantic League with to move closer to home.”  As which the Skeeters is associated, for the stay here, “It has been a will have Peter Kirk, Jon Danos sweet ride in Sugar Land and and Special Advisor Tal Smith I feel fortunate and thankful to operating the local team in the have been a part of America’s interim.  No definite departure finest minor league baseball date for O’Brien has been team.” announced at this time. SKEETERS, continued from page 1

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HORTON Memorial services for Charles Andrew Horton, age 76, of Rusk are scheduled for 12:00 noon, Thursday, April 7, 2013 at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jan Pate officiating. Mr. Horton died early Tuesday morning, April 5, 2013 in a Jacksonville Hospital. He was born July 16, 1936 in Franklin, TX to the late Albert and Leila Horton. Mr. Horton was a resident of Rusk for 28 years. He spent the majority of his professional life as an educator where he was the principal of Jones Elementary, Quail Valley Elementary, Briar Gate Elementary all of Missouri City, TX and finally Rusk Elementary School where he retired, he then spent his remaining years in real estate. He had many years of civic service including Mayor of Rusk, President of the Lions Club, Rusk Industrial Foundation, TEA Accreditation Team, President of the Board of Cherokee County Realtors and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rusk Chamber of Commerce. His proudest achievement however was a long fulfilled life with his wife and family.

He is preceeded in death by his parents, his brother Lloyd Horton, sister, Sadie Gilley and oldest son Mark Horton. He is survived by his wife Betty Horton of 33 years, son and d a u g h t e r- i n - l a w, Mike and Cynthia Horton of Stafford, TX, daughter and son-in-law, Christie and Blake Bailey of Alto, TX, daughter and sonin-law Casey and Mark Schultz of Houston,TX, daughter-in-law Linda Horton, grandchildren Dalene Reid and husband Wes of Missouri City, TX, Colene Horton of Missouri City, TX, Calvin, Creed, and Campbell Bailey of Alto, TX, Camden and Adyson Schultz of Houston, TX, Stacey Zysk and husband Marcus of Bellevilla, MI, Mark Stephen Horton of Santa Fe, TX, Bryan and wife Jessica Horton of Longmont, CO and great grandchildren Peyton Reid, Nickolie Zysk, Mark Stephen Horton III, Meridith Horton and Charlotte Ann Horton, as well as sisters-in-law Barbara and Judy Campbell. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Rusk Volunteer Fire Department or the Rusk Elementary PTO.

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In the crowd were from left to right: Back row: Jim Hoelker, Impact A Hero, Chairman of the Board , Army Sergeant Rick Yarosh, Marine Corporal Jack Goodroe, Scott Koza, Chief Geophysicist, Gulf of Mexico Exploration for Marathon Oil Corporation & Army Staff Sergeant Dennis Derr; Front row: Army Specialist Dillon Cannon (in wheelchair).

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MORRIS MARION A. MORRIS (DANFORTH), of Sugar Land, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, surrounded by her family. Marion was born in Beacon, NY, to John Thomas Danforth and Catherine Rose Murphy Danforth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert C. Morris. Marion is survived by her five daughters, Mariana Morris, Ph.D., a professor and department chair at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH; Jeanne Morris Smith (Craig Smith), a computer analyst from Austin, TX; Susan Morris, M.D. (David Cargill, M.D.), a family practice physician in Lima, OH; Catherine Morris Byrnes, an

accountant in Sugar Land; and Ellen Morris, Ph.D. (Stefan Magnusson), a professor at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs from Glen Ridge, NJ. Grandchildren are Kathleen Byrnes (Justin Choi), Alison Byrnes (David Hershey), Robert Cargill, Christopher Byrnes, Mark Cargill, Evon Magnusson and Victor Magnusson; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 705 St. Theresa Blvd., Sugar Land, TX. A reception with the family will immediately follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, adjacent to the church.

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6. Snacks and desserts were provided as the attendees listened to school musicians perform as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony. 36,000 square feet will be available to students for the study and creation of music, drama, and art. Thanks abound were given by the Fine Arts Director, John Corley, acting Chancellor, Renee Byas, Trustee Neeta Sane, and Mayor Leonard Scarcella, for everyone's hard work and dedication to this project which began in 1992. John Corley spoke of the attention to detail and extensive sound proofing that were essential to the design plan. The building now holds a 75-seat theater with costume and dressing rooms, a 96-seat music recital hall, four music studios, two practice rooms, an electric piano lab, and six art studios for drawing, design, painting, sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics and digital art. On display are three Helen Norman paintings as well as other pieces of art in their spacious gallery. During Mayor Scarcella's speech he shared the interesting history of the structure and how it came to be. In 1982, these two warehouses belonged to a contractor who went bankrupt. "Old Building A" and "Old Building B" as they were called, were purchased by the City of Stafford. ("Old Building A" has since been demolished). For two years Stafford MSD Elementary classes were held here. In 1985, the buildings were sold to Houston Community College in the hopes of attracting five-hundred students. Today, the Stafford campus is the largest and most populous campus in the HCC system. The Mayor shared his hopes that the new Fine Arts Center would, "Elevate spirits and inspire a feeling of belonging to the community." This unique art space is located at 9910 Cash Road.

Catherine Angela Mulle, age 56, of Stafford, Texas, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Born on March 30, 1956 in Houston, Texas, she was the devoted daughter of Gus Mule’ and Carla Juliana Tartagni. Cathy was a hard working person, loved gardening and traveled the world. Cathy was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City, TX, which her ancestors helped establish. Cathy is survived by her son, Christopher Meullion; her parents; sister, Gina Mulle; brother, Carl Joe Mulle; and numerous of loving relatives and friends. She will be missed by all. Visitation: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Earthman Southwest Cha-

pel, 12555 South Kirkwood, Stafford, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial is to be offered at 10:30 tomorrow morning, Friday, the 8th of March, Holy Family Catholic Church, 1510 Fifth St., Missouri City, with the Rev. Sunny Joseph Plammoottil, O.S.H. is to serve as the celebrant. The Rite of Committal is to follow, at Morton Cemetery in Richmond. Afterwards, all are invited to greet the family during a reception at Holy Family Church Hall. Honored to serve as pallbearers during Friday’s services are Cathy’s nephews: Anthony Mulle, Ryan Mulle, Jonathan Mulle; and her cousins, Joseph Mulle, Stephen Mulle and Thomas Mulle.

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Funeral services for Afton Lamar Lawson, Jr., 84, of Missouri City, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2013 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in Rosenberg. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in Rosenberg. Afton was born October 21, 1928 in Ft. Worth to Afton Lamar Lawson, Sr. and Vera Powers Lawson. He served our country proudly in the U. S. Air Force in Korea and was a Missouri City Police Officer. He passed away March 8, 2013 in Sugar Land. Afton was preceded in death by his wife, Lanell Lawson and

his parents, Afton, Sr. and Vera Lawson. He is survived by his sons, Larry Lamar Lawson and Donald E. Lawson and wife, Vicki; sister, Mary Elizabeth Ferguson; grandchildren, Donald E. Lawson, Jr., Heather Lawson Warncke and Tammi K. Porter; great grandchildren, Austin Warncke and Cooper Lawson; along with other relatives and friends. Words of condolence may be left for the Lawson family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com.

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away his last dollar to people that were less fortunate than he. Often, he could be seen cruising the aisles of the local Wal-Mart and Kroger on the weekends buying items for his friends and family! A Memorial Service was held at 1 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2013 at St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd., in Sugar Land. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chris’ name to • Spina Bifida Houston Gulf Coast “The Camp that Love Built”, 440 Benmar, Suite 3052, Houston, Texas 77060; Online Donation: http://www.sbahgc. org • Houston Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Houston SPCA), 900 Portway Drive, Houston, Texas 77024; Online Donation: http:// houstonspca.org.


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Loving Friends will meet for dinner and entertainment on Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Sweetwater Country Club located at 4400 Palm Royale Blvd. in Sugar Land. Greg Winston, one of the top Elvis entertainers in Texas, with 11 years of professional experience and more than 600 appearances across Texas and five other states, will entertain Loving Friends. Wearing an exact replica of a jumpsuit Elvis wore at his 1970 concert at the Astrodome, Greg will also sing some of Elvis' best songs.  Loving Friends members and Elvis fans will not want to miss Greg's performance. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (281) 438-5224 or (281) 208-3124. Loving Friends is a social group who meet monthly for dinners, lunches, movies and its book club.The cost for dinner is $17 inclusive and complimentary valet parking is available.

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Reclaiming, restoring and remarketing your serviceable but unneeded personal property. O1 March 2013 Volume 1, Issue 1

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that a certain company exhibited the exceptional characteristic of “common sense uncommonly applied” to their business. We at Eclectic Estate Services and Resale Junkies hope most fervently that we may deserve that observation about our new business model. We will work diligently to implement our mission to Reclaim, Restore, Repurpose and Remarket for value the possessions entrusted to us by our clients. Our vision encompasses operating as a for-profit reclamation, restoration and remarketing business working with the content of estate liquidations, household moves, home resizing and remodeling, garage and yard sales. Our community support efforts as a non-profit will provide needed training in the practical arts, business processes and management, and product for other charitable organizations in the community who work to assist the most needy of our neighbors. As we sought to build upon our existing business, Resale Junkies, to expand our purposes and our

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positive impact on the community, we chose to add “Eclectic” to our name to emphasize our greater vision and mission. Webster’s defines eclectic as “selecting what appears to be the best among many choices,” and also as “composed of elements drawn from various sources.” Those definitions express perfectly the heart and soul of our business purpose and our business processes.

To accomplish our mission, we have dedicated ourselves to becoming Lean/Six Sigma (LSS) practitioners and evangelists. Employing LSS principles simply means that we find ways to eliminate unnecessary steps, eliminate waste, perform only value added work and become more efficient in the way we do things. Thereby, we are doubly effective because we not only reclaim and repurpose product from our community which might otherwise be lost, we drive out wasted time and effort as we work our business. This is especially important to our charitable causes as it increases to improve our processes, LSS principles require a cultural change. The mindset should be one continuous improvement.of To of celebrate the consolidation Most of you have heard me talka operations, Eclectic will host about continuous improvement Grand Opening Celebration asand oneSale of the pillars thatpricing, creates a with special Culture of Excellence, one of my drawings for great prizes each initiatives since the first daytours I hour, refreshments and joined the agency. The16th, 2013. on Saturday, March introduction of LSS processes takes us to the next level our Individual collectors andindealers quest to establish a Culture are welcome to attend andof take Excellence. advantage of the wide selection of antiques, collectables, and The question is often asked: Are estate remnant household we doing this because of the furnishings on display. budget crisis facing the State? The answer is an unequivocal no. 1 I maintain that we should strive for lean and efficient processes because we have an obligation to the public to be as lean and efficient as possible. In a sense, I

the value of the goods and services which we can contribute to community needs and charitable organizations.

We at Eclectic are excited and enthused about the potential rewards that we and the community will reap from this initiative. I trust that this positive attitude will spread to all who patronize us and support the concept of entrepreneurial business working to support themselves and charity as their primary purpose.

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“Common sense uncommonly applied” are words we will work hard to exemplify as we move forward. These words resonated with us and we hope they will resonate with you as well.

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New NewNew Location - Grand Opening Saturday, March 16 March • 10 am16 to 4 pm NewOrganization, Organization, Location – Grand Opening Saturday, Eclectic Estate Services and Resale Junkies have joined operations at their new offices, showrooms, workshops and warehouse in 8,000 square feet of space in the building at 104 Industrial Boulevard in Sugar Land (77478).

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14

NAMI support group meets National Alliance on Mental Illness is holding a support group for caregivers, Thursday, March 14, St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd., Social Conference Room, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.. For more information call 281-265-1554. This group meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month. Fort Bend AAUW meets Fort Bend American Association of University Women will meet Thursday March 14,7pm, Texas Land and Cattle Steak House, in the Fountains, 12710 S.W. Freeway, Stafford. The speaker will be Pat Somers a member of the board of directors of Fort Bend Child Advocates. The meeting is open to public. For reservation and membership info please call (281) 980-1705 or visit fortbendaauw.org. Retired Educators to meet Fort Bend Harris Retired Educators will meet Thursday, March 14, 1 p.m., Great Hall of the Sugar Land United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land. Scot Elmers, Assistant City Manager of Missouri City will be the featured speaker. His topic will be “Surface Water.” Guests are welcome to attend.

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LORREN Network to meet “LORREN (Ladies of Richmond Rosenberg Executive Network) will meet March 13, 11:30 – 1:00 at Braman Winery, 3333 FM 359, Richmond. Lunch fee is $15 with reservations which can be made by emailing michele@michelemsanders.com. Check out our “LORREN” FaceBook page. Speaker will be author Lisa Geisler on Home/Office Organization. Please bring gently-used prom dresses, shoes, jewelry as we are donating this month to the Cinderella/Cenderfella Project.” Free Family Law Workshop Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) Family Law Workshop is for low-income residents of Fort Bend with family law questions and is an open forum. Veterans who are low-income residents of Fort Bend County are especially invited to attend. Bring to the workshop any

Republican Women’s Club hosts Elizabeth Graham The Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club will host Elizabeth Graham, director of Texas Right To Life and have also invited Texas State Representatives Rick Miller (District 26), Phil Stephenson (District 85) and John Zerwas (District 28). The meeting is Friday March 15, at Sugar Creek Baptist Church Chapel, 13213 SW Freeway, Sugar Land, 11 am to 1 pm. A light lunch will be served. An RSVP is requested for those who plan to eat or just attend the meeting. Meet and greet starts at 11:00 am and the meeting will begin promptly at 11:30 am. To RSVP email President Debbie Fancher at info@spiritoffreedomwomen.com or call or text her at 281-543-3195 . Free legal advice Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) will offer free advice by phone to low-income Fort Bend residents Friday, March 15. Call 281-239-0015 to qualify for this service between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Veterans with civil legal questions are especially encouraged to call. The attorney will return calls the same day and/or the following Monday.

MONDAY, MARCH 18

Cakes to be discussed The Culinary Book Club at Sienna Branch Library will meet Monday, March 18, 1:30 pm, Large Conference Room, 8411 Sienna Springs in Missouri City. The topic of the month is “Cakes.” The program is free and open to the public. For more information call 281-238-2900 or 281-341-2677. Guardianship & alternatives info session Brazos Bend Guardianship Services is hosting a Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship Information Session, George Memorial

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Archeology Program “Discovery, Texas Archeology First” is the program to be presented to the Fort Bend Archeological Society Tuesday, March 19, 7PM, Room 2B, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond. The program is free and open to the public.


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