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Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson called last week's joint meeting between the City Council and the Planning & Zoning Commission a "first" but residents of historic Sugar Land say they're more concerned with preserving history than making history. They're upset over a plan that would put 625 apartments in

Bill Myers, Y Golf Committee Chair, announced that Fort Bend Toyota and Sterling McCall Lexus had signed on as the Signature Sponsors for the 2012 Y Spring Golf Classic. This year’s tournament, the Fort Bend Toyota/ Sterling McCall Lexus Spring Golf Classic, will be held at Pecan Grove Country Club on Monday, March 26, with a shot-gun start at 11:30AM. (From Left to Right) Front Row – Tiffany and Arianna Selph, Seated in Car – Brenda Robinson and Cindy Drabek, Y Volunteers, Behind Car – Brian Haines, Katy Y Executive, Steve Pierson, Y Volunteer, Mike Shaw, Fort Bend Toyota GM, Eric Schenkelberg, Fort Bend Y Group Executive, Charlie Myer, Y Advancement Officer, In Truck – Joey Dupuis, Sterling McCall Lexus GM, Jess Stuart, TW Davis Y Executive, Ryan Taylor, Y Volunteer and Bill Myers, Y Committee Chair. For more information about the 2012 YMCA Golf Classic, call Brian Haines at (281)392-5055 or www.ymcahouston.org.

Bridlewood Estates unsure about future annexation own as it finds itself on the cusp of some significant changes, The flashing yellow lights not all of them welcome. that drivers see as they approach "I like the feeling of being the intersection of FM 762 and in the country," said James Berdett Road at the entrance Steenbergen, Bridlewood Estates to Bridlewood Estates in HOA President, who has lived unincorporated Rosenberg, is a in the subdivision for 17 years. warning that they should proceed "No street lights, no curbs, very with caution. The subdivision little government interference." has adopted that mantra as their For residents who live in By Betsy Dolan

Bridlewood's 300 homes, there is talk of annexation, of changes in fire service, increased traffic due to the opening of Reading Junior High and George Ranch High School and worries about just how close the Grand Parkway project will BRIDLEWOOD, continued on page 13

Girl Scout bandits busted The two teens that are believed to have robbed a Girl Scout Troop selling cookie at the Bella Terra WalMart last week have been busted. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said Thursday that a pair of Lakemont teens; one a juvenile and the other identified as Justin Rogers-Zenon, 18, have been taken into custody for robbing the Girl Scouts. Haenel recapped the robbery

explaining that last Saturday afternoon, shortly before 2 pm, a young Black male, approached a Girl Scout Justin Rogers-Zenon Cookie stand in front of the Bella Terra Walmart, located along State 99 and Bellaire Boulevard. According to Haenel, the teen acted like he was going to purchase cookies, but instead grabbed a cash box

and bolted to a small vehicle that had rolled up in front of the cookie stand waiting for him. Outraged, two of the Girl Scouts gave chase. One of the girls, a 15 year old, was knocked to the ground suffering bruises and abrasions. Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and treated her at the scene. Deputies searched the area for the suspects and their get-away vehicle but were GIRL SCOUT, continued on page 9

Others respond to Union Pacific plan Last week's article concerning Union Pacific's plan to add a second track down Highway 90A this summer was a call to action from Mayor Scarcella of Stafford. The Fort Bend Star thought it was appropriate to ask for the opinions of Missouri City and Sugar Land since this would

effect their citizens as well. Here are there official responses: Sugar Land: "The city has learned that Union Pacific Railroad plans to build a second railroad track along the U.S. Highway 90A corridor to ease train congestion, improve safety, and allow for two-way traffic through Sugar Land. UPRR says the double tracks will reduce the

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the historic district as part of the Imperial Development project. Last week, the City Council and Commission held a joint meeting to discuss the plan after the Commission unanimously voted to recommend the apartments at their meeting on February 23. Information on the city's web site prior to the meeting stated that there would be no action taken, no opportunity for public

New Voter ID law may not come to pass Photo ID may not be necessary or provisional ballot may be given to those with no ID By Elsa Maxey

The Texas Voter ID law that would affect Fort Bend County and Texas voters in the 2012 upcoming elections may not come to pass. It was sent to the governor for his signature by the state legislature when it met this past year, and he signed it into law. Up until this week, the measure was believed to go into effect. But on Monday, the U.S. Justice Department put it on hold, and reportedly said in a letter sent to the state that it may disproportionately harm Hispanics.

Gary Gillen, a Fort Bend area political consultant says “one needs valid identification to fly and cash a check.” He also believes the voting rolls should be equally protected. The truth of the matter, however, is that Senate Bill 14 from the state legislature, although signed into law, cannot be enacted until it has federal level preclearance. Fort Bend County Elections Administrator John Oldham said that until then, voters going to the precincts will

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Law enforcement seeking help in identity of Katy bank robber By LeaAnne Klentzman

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is asking the public to assist them in identifying the man who robbed a Katy Credit Union then a nearby Bank. Tuesday afternoon, March, 6, 2012, about 3:40, a man walked into the First Community Credit Union in the 23000 block of Cinco Ranch Boulevard near Katy, in north Fort Bend county and began discussing an account with a teller. Sheriff’s spokesman

Bob Haenel said while the teller and the man were talking, he slid the teller a note stating this is a bank robbery. Suspect According to Haenel the teller complied and the suspect left the Credit Union with his ill gotten gains. No weapon was ever displayed.

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A new nickname.....Texas Gobernor Rick Perry has been dubbed “Governor Good Hair” by me, other columnists, bloggers, and even the voting public (although I think the term was first given to him by the sadly departed Molly Ivins). But (thank goodness) the national press has finally

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picked up on the fact that Texas enacted a trans vaginal sonogram last year. A trans vaginal sonogram is one in which a 10” probe is inserted into a woman’s vagina if the age of the fetus is questionable. Most early abortions would require it. It amounts to medical “rape” since it is done even if the woman protests. In Texas she can either have it or not have an abortion. According to the news clips shown this week, Gov. Perry was gleeful to sign it into law. So we can finally retire the “Good Hair” appel-

lation and start calling him “Governor Vaginal Probe.” Of course that is also a term we can use for our Fort Bend state legislative officials who voted for the bill--Dr. Vaginal Probe Zerwas, and Rep. Vaginal Probe Charlie Howard. Also Senator Vaginal Probe Glenn Hegar and Senator Vaginal Probe Joan Huffman, who both cosponsored the bill. Must have been quite a stretch for Huffman as her husband supposedly made his money in nightclubs and gambling and nightclubs and gambling financed her first foray into

Is Olson afraid to debate Carlson? US Congressional District 22 Seat Needs a Leader tle here. “Seriously? This is what’s most important to him right now? He’s totally out of touch,” one constituent told Carlson. Olson is whining the same Obama rhetoric: It’s somebody else’s fault. In Pearland, Olson complained that Obama is the bad guy and cast blame on our president’s shoulders. Who’s allowed Obama to cause utter destruction to our great nation? Who holds the purse strings? Who voted for the debt ceiling increase while not solving our financial crisis that we will again face in September—after the primary is over? The voter understands “the strategy” of District 22’s Congressional rubber-legged establishment incumbent. Olson has been an integral part of the mess in Washington. He ignores the pleas of his constituents. Where was Olson when the oil moratorium was put in place and due process was violated under our Constitution? Not a peep from him. Never in our history has America had such opportunities put in front of Congress to fight the intrusive unconstitutional mandates the last three years, yet Olson has sat back in the corner, quiet as a rubber-legged mouse. When Olson was asked in Pearland why he wasn’t in Reid’s office nonstop, kicking at his door and fighting against the Dodd-Frank Act (400 regulations in a single act, run by a bureau, without Congressional authority) and for the district, his response was “Because it smells over

there in Harry’s office,” as he laughed to the crowd. The response was not well received. Carlson explains, “The voters get it. They understand the burden that Olson’s vote placed on our country when voting for the debt ceiling increase—one of many votes Olson sided with Pelosi on since being in office—while many constituents begged that he not do so. (1) Olson’s violation and breach of the Constitution gave the president authority to increase the deficit without having to get the required approval by the Senate with a 2/3 majority vote; and, (2) after enactment—for the first time in history—our credit rating dropped from a AAA rating to a AA rating. Utterly devastating to our fiscal perception across the globe. Olson, a member of the Republican majority-held House, handed the president an unconstitutional win.This is why we need someone with a strong finance background, someone who gets it. We need someone who is truly committed to our Constitution—understands it— and one who is a courageous, successful business leader who will fight to restore our country, one who represents our conservative values and principles and one who is willing to stand her ground in making the hard choices. As Carlson states in her book, Face It, We’re Broken, “That’s why we need term limits.” Carlson further adds, “We cannot get it wrong this time.” Check out Carlson’s educational website www.barbaracarlsonforuscongress.com.

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So if the school district gives the students the iPads to use a lot, they will probably get bored. If they keep them in their protective covers and used them infrequently, they will not learn. My concern is that few studies exist yet about the educational values of the iPad. It would seem to me if FBISD wanted to do a study, then Apple should be willing to supply the hardware. Apple has more money than Ben Gump ($80 billion by some counts). I think FBISD Superintendent Dr. Tim Jenney wants to win some kind of award, He has been trying to spend that $18 million on some kind of “new deal” since someone figured out that was how much FBISD had laying around. I still love my iPad. You can email me on it. (Beverly@ fortbendstar.com) but since FBISD has $18 million burning a hole in its pocket, maybe the district should rehire some teachers and reduce class sizes. Or fund some programs cut in this last legislative session. A sad week......Bob Sandlin, a long-time Quail Valley resident and the former husband of Star editor Jean Sandlin, passed away this weekend. He was 81. He was the father of Jean’s children and they had remained friends all these years. Employees at the Star grieve with Jean. Arrangements are pending. B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar.com. Follow Bev on Twitter. Search for BevsBurner.

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The Fort Bend Independent about the student's activities By: David and Cindy Fauvelle, Owners School District is proud to and leadership, and the www.AutoCentralAutomotive.com announce the names of 47 Finalist's own essay. FBISD students who have been named finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. To put that number in perspective, Fort Bend ISD has one of the highest percentages of National Merit Finalists among the larger school districts in Texas. The 47 FBISD students are among the 15,000 Semifinalists nationwide notified by mail of their advancement to Finalist standing. The pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of Finalists varies each year according to the allocation for the state that is designated by the National Merit Corporation. Fort Bend ISD's 2012 National Merit Finalists or download from our website by campus are: www.fortbendstar.com Austin High School Zain Admani, Carolyn Levert, Christopher Long, HIBACHI STEAKHOUSE Anna Minmier, Aditya & SUSHI Srivatsan, Davis Zhao BAR Bush High School 281-277-2877 Andy Dao FUSION SUSHI • HABACHI Clements High School Shivani Bindal, Vanessa Chen, Siddharth Desai, Abhay BIRTHDAY DINNER HAPPY HOUR Divakaruni, Katherine Du, Order 5 Dinner Entrées 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm Birthday Person Dinner is FREE. Christine Ge, Brigitta Hohl, Monday - Friday (Must show a proof with valid ID is required) Allen Hwang, Michael Jin, Nishika Karbhari, Stacey PORKHAPPY KATSU .................................... $10.00 HOUR $ Lau, Stephanie Lin, Terry CHICKEN 10.00 3:00 pmKATSU............................... - 6:30 pm $ TEXAN ROLL..................................... 12.00 Monday - Friday Lin, Eric Lo, Margaret Lynch, SUSHI REG. PLATTER........................ $12.95 Benjamin Mathis, Rahul (no substitution on fish, chef choice) Naik, Kevin Pham, Kristen SHAGGY DOG ROLL............................. $3.95 Pownell, Karishma Punjani, SHRIMP TEMPURA ROLL..................... $3.95 Sahar Sawani, Bob Shao, LUNCH MENU SPECIAL...................$7.00 & up Limited time only expire March 31, 2012 Anne Shen, Siddharth Sridhar, Yu-Ting Toh, Brooke Tolle, 11325 Fountain Lake Dr., Stafford, TX (EXIT W. AIRPORT BLVD. • NEXT TO AMC THEATER) Sid Venkataraman, Tyler Yates www.fujihanatx.moonfruit.com Dulles High School Business Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12:00am to 10:00pm Katherine Chan, Friday & Saturday 12:00am to 11:00pm Katherine Chuang, Julian Duodu, Anh Phan Hightower High School Neerja Aggarwal, Anita Vasudevan, Jane Zhu Kempner High School Jacob Barrios, Jordan Huynh, Meghan Kamath Travis High School – Sydney Hodges, Albert Zhang All winners of Merit Scholarship awards (Merit Scholar designees) are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments–without CAFE INDIA RESTAURANT regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious SPEND preference. The National Merit Scholarship Corp. selectors evaluate: the Lunch Buffet Finalist's academic record, OR MORE AND Monday - Thursday information about the school's RECEIVE 20% OFF YOUR BILL curricula and grading system, Banquet Hall ~ Catering two sets of test scores, the 2319 Williams Trace • Sugar Land • 281-565-5881 high school official's written recommendation, information

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Why is Congressman Olson avoiding Barbara J. Carlson, yet he is in town far more than is justifiable—on our dime—when he should be in Washington, addressing our country’s escalating debt crisis? Carlson is hearing repeatedly on the campaign trail, “Yep, you’ve got good-ole Pete running scared.” While Carlson was told in December that “Pete is looking forward to debating you,” quite the contrary has occurred. Not only has Olson gone MIA for two previously- scheduled forums but has sent the message through his staff that, first, he will not debate Carlson until after the lines are drawn, and most recently, “and then he may only ‘grant’ Carlson one debate.” So, Congressional District 22 constituents, one can surmise that all the requests that have been turned down or not complied with across District 22 again confirms that Olson really doesn’t care about the constituents to compare and contrast an establishment incumbent with a poor voting record against an experienced business leader who is unafraid to clean up Washington’s mess. Once again, Olson has validated what Carlson has been saying, “This establishment incumbent needs to go.” Carlson held Olson accountable for not fighting for the space shuttle. Now while our country is in crisis mode, Olson is back peddling to get a space shut-

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MARCH 15

Day meeting for Quilt Guild The Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild will have its day meeting Thursday, March15,10:00 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd. The title of our speaker Alice Wilhoit’s presentation is “Crazy Patchwork”. For more information, go to cpqg.org. Master Gardener meeting Join the Fort Bend Master Gardeners to hear John Ferguson, Licensed Soil Scientist and owner of Nature’s Way Resources. He will speak about soils, compost & mulch and how each affects the growth and health of plants. The program will be March 15, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg. The program is free to all. No reservation required. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend. 281341-7068 or www.fbmg.com for more information. The Culinary Book Club meet The Culinary Book Club at Sienna Branch Library will meet on Monday, March 19, 1:30 pm, 8411 Sienna Springs, Missouri City. The topic of the month is “Chili and Cornbread.The Culinary Book Club meets once a month, and different cooking genres are explored each month.The program is free and open

Lake Olympia Garden Club meets The Lake Olympia Garden Club will gather Friday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. , Lake Olympia Marina Clubhouse, 180 Island Blvd., Missouri City. Richard Burton will speak about Birding in Britain and America. Guests and new members are always welcome. For more information, contact Jo Ann Keene, 281-438-2174 or keeneja@yahoo.com. Free legal advice Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) will offer free advice by phone to low-income Fort Bend County residents Friday, March 16. Call 281-239-0015 to qualify for this service between 10:00 a.m. and noon. The attorney will return calls from 1:00-5:00 p.m. that same day. Fort Bend Astronomy Club Meeting FBAC will meet Friday, March 16, 7 p.m., Houston Community College Southwest campus, 10141 Cash Rd. in Stafford, Scarcella Center #7 lecture hall, rooms W102/W104. For more info www.fbac.org.

MARCH 19

Deadline for Food Manager Certification Training Course Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County, is offering a food manager certification training course. This two day program will be offered for $115 on April 2 and 4 at Fort Bend County Extension Office, 1402 Band Road, Ste. 120, Rosenberg. Registration deadline is March 19. For more info or registration information call Sandra Fry or Jacque Gerke, at 281-342-3034, you may also register at foodsafety.tamu.edu Aggie Moms’ Club to meet Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club will meet Monday, March 19, 7 p.m., Sugar Land Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way.The guest speaker is Academic and Career Coach, Ron Klinger. His topic for the evening will be “Supporting your Aggie Academically”. Refreshments, social time and boutique shopping followed by the program. For more information, Stephanie Rammrath at srammrath@comcast.net.

MARCH 20

Archeology Program “Lost Ships of Rome” will be the subject of the program presented to the Fort Bend Archeological Society, 7PM, Tuesday, March 20, in Room 2B, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond. The program is free and the public is cordially invited. This progam follows marine archeologists as they explore the sites in detail, salvage

artifacts, and piece together the history of the ships and why they were lost at Ventotene 2,000 years ago. Sugar Garden Club meets Tuesday, March 20, Sugar Land Garden Club will meet 9:30 am. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 702 Burney Rd. Anu Rao, an award winning floral designer, will demonstrate how to recycle and transform ordinary household objects into beautiful spring floral creations. For more information, please visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org. Spring gardening tips University Branch Library will present the program “Get Ready for Spring Gardening” Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 pm, small meeting room at the library, 4010 University Blvd. in Sugar Land. Guest speaker is Elizabeth Barrow. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

MARCH 22

Intro computer classes Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month.The “Computers 101” Thursday, March 22,10:15 am, Tech Center. “How to Set Up a Free Email Account on the Internet” Saturday, March 24, 10:15 am, Tech Center.The “Shift Into OverDrive” class Monday, March 26, 12:15 pm, Tech Center. The classes are free and open to the public. RSVP required. Call 281-238-2140. Free intro computer classes Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Avenue, Stafford, will present free, introductory computer classes this month on using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. The “MS Excel Survival Basics” class will take place on Thursday, March 22, beginning at 10:00 am.The “MS PowerPoint Survival Basics” class Thursday, March 29, 10:00 am.The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations are required. Call 281-238-2880 to register or more info.

MARCH 23

Fort Bend Empty Bowls event East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry will be hosting the 3rd Annual Fort Bend Empty Bowls event Friday, March 23, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Safari Texas Ranch. Guests will be served a meal of soup and bread as a reminder of families in Fort Bend County who don’t have enough food to eat. The soups will be provided by some of the best restaurants in the area. The Bates Center Benefit Concert Sugar Land Town Center, Friday, March 23, 7 – 9:30 p.m. Teens from the Fort Bend County area come

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Mommy and Me at Vineyards church Mommy & Me is held the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., The Vineyard Church, 5015 Grove West Blvd., Stafford. Come for a time of fun, stories, crafts, activities, play time and a free Chick-fil-a lunch! Cub Scout Pack meetings Cub Scout Pack 279 of Rosenberg holds meetings on Mondays, 7:00pm. If you have a child in grades 1st through 5th and are looking for a Cub Scout Pack to join feel free to stop by 1412 Brazos Street, at the corner of Avenue M, to see what they are all about. Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@ reichekfinancial.com. B.F. Terry Class of 2002 B.F. Terry Class of 2002 is looking for alumni from that graduating year for the 2012 reunion. Please sign up on Facebook and Google+, search “B.F. Terry High School Class of 2002 - 10 Year Reunion.” Call 832-520-4577 or email lamch83@yahoo.com.

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the season. They will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans along with the team’s mascots Swatson and Moe. For fans that cannot make it to the Pro Shop in person on Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, tickets to the remaining 66 Skeeters Home games will be available for purchase online at www. SugarLandSkeeters.com starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Tickets ordered online will have a $1 service charge and may be printed at home. Orders by phone will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 19 by calling 281.240.HITS (4487). The Skeeters promotional schedule starts off with a boom literally as three dates of Opening Weekend will end with a Gala Fireworks Show. On their way into Constellation Field on April 27, fans will receive the 2012 magnetic schedule from Republic Services. On Saturday, April 28 the first 2,000 fans will receive a Skeeters Piggy Bank, presented by Wells Fargo, and after the game all kids are welcome onto the field for the first postgame Kids Run the Bases of the 2012 season. Sunday, April 29, is first ever pregame Catch on

Fort Bend Theatre will begin registration for our annual Musical Theatre Summer Camps on March 12th for members and April 16th for non-members. Give your child the fun and memorable opportunity to learn stage and acting techniques while working on a show! Classes run weekly and offer something for everyone, including The Wizard of Oz, Beauty in the Beast, Willy Wonka, Mulan,

and more. June and July camps run Mon-Fri 1-5pm, with a performance on the last day of class. Specific August camps run Mon-Fri mornings from 8:30-12:30 and afternoons from 1:30-5:30 with a performance on the last day of classes. Space is limited and fills quickly, to become a member or register call (281) 208-3333. Visit www.fortbendtheatre. com for more information on classes and registration.

Fort Bend Theatre holds auditions for The Fantasticks on Thursday, March 15 Fort Bend Theatre will be holding auditions for The Fantasticks on Thursday, March 15 at 2815 N Main Street, Stafford, from 7pm-9pm. Directed by Chris Tennison, show dates are May 11-June 10 (Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm). To date, it is the world’s longest running show still in its original theater, the world’s longest running musical and the longest running show in American theatre history. The Fantasticks is a classic, charming and very comedic storyline about a parental ploy to make their two teenage children fall in love...and whether their young love will survive the longing to explore the big world beyond. Roles are available for teenagers and adults. Characters include two teenagers in love, two meddling fathers, a Spanish conquistador, a mute, an Indian and an old actor. Auditioners should bring their sheet music or

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armchair seating) • $12 - per game for single game tickets (reserved armchair seating) • Lawn Seating - $8 per game • $1 discount available on single game tickets for seniors 60 and older, military personal with I.D. and children under

12. All discounts will be available exclusively online. • Additional Discounts are available for Groups and Nonprofit Fundraising Programs. A full schedule of all 70 Skeeters home games is available online at www. SugarLandSkeeters.com.

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COX Julian Barclay Cox, age 92, of Sugar Land, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012. He was born December 22, 1919 in East Point, Georgia, to Will Skidmore Cox, Jr. and Vera Beatrice Anderson. Julian has one brother, Will Skidmore Cox, III, and a sister, Alice Rosine Cox, now Mrs. Warren Wilson. Julian grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended public school and graduated from Boys High School in 1938. He was employed by the Federal Government in the U.S. Army Depot at Conley, Georgia. In 1943, Julian was inducted into the United States Navy, and took his basic training at the U.S. Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island. After graduating from basic training ,Julian was sent to Houston, to serve in the Port Directors Office, where they monitored shipping in the Gulf of Mexico. He met and then married Dorothy Elkins on July 8, 1944. Later he served on the U.S. Trego and U.S. Ariel in the Atlantic Theater, with a rank of Storekeeper, 2nd Class. While in the service his first son, Gary Barclay Cox was born on June 30, 1945, in Eagle Lake, Texas. At the end of the war, Julian moved his bride and son Gary, to Atlanta, Georgia, where he resumed his employment with the Government, this time in the Transportation Department, scheduling the return of deceased veterans for reburial in the Southeastern United States. In 1949, the family moved to Texas, where Julian enrolled in the University of Houston. He was a member and President of Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity, he and the fraternity participated in

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the Frontier Days Celebration. Julian graduated in 1952 with a BA Degree in Business Administration. On June 29, 1953 a second son, Timothy Elkins Cox was born in Houston, Texas. Julian was employed in the retail business in Houston, for Sears, Roebuck and Co., Joskes, and Weiners Department stores, before joining the Small Business Administration in 1962. He retired in 1981. Julian was a member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter, Camp # 67-Houston. A life long Methodist, Julian was a member of Sugar Land First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his Wife, Dorothy; Son, Gary B Cox & wife LaQuita, Son, Tim E Cox & wife Laurie; Grandchildren, Michael B Cox DC, Michelle L Cox, David L Cox & wife Sam(antha), Diana Castellano & husband Danny, Denise Sletten; Great Grandchildren, Stoli Jane Cox, Alice Cox, Mia Castellano, Katrina Sletten, Alyssa Lawson; Sister, Rosine Wilson; and a host of relatives and friends A Celebration of Julian’s life was held Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank Julian’s Home Care Helpers, Oma Johnson and Brenda Cunningham; Hospice care nurses, Becky Jacobson and Melissa Rause; and Dr. Shiva Satish for all of their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to, Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Rd., Sugar Land, TX 77478.

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HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 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 METHODIST CHURCH

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SUTTON FOREST: Gorgeous 2-Story Home offers Both Formals + Family, Study, Island Kitchen w/ Stainless Appliances & Wine Cooler, Wood & Tile Flrs; Game Rm, Concrete Stamped Covered Patio; 5/3.1/3D $475,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (5107CA)

SUGARWOOD: Beautiful 2-Story Home offers Both Formals, Granite Counters, 1st Flr Master, Wood Deck + Covered Patio, Boat Dock on Oyster Creek. 5/3.1/2. $321,250. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3123SC)

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SIENNA PLANTATION: Perry Designed 2-Story Home; Private Study; Granite Counters; Plantation Shutters; Wide Plank Hardwood Flrs; Neutral Carpet; Mint Condition; Walking Distance to Lake & School. $271,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (8922SR)

PECAN GROVE PLANTATION: Darling 2-Story Updated Home; Both Formals + Family; Granite & S/S Appliances; Fresh Interior & Exterior Paint; Wood & Tile Flrs; Pool; 4/2.1/2D. $239,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (503FE)

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Beautifully updated Corporate Relocation in sought after Cinco Ranch!Fabulous salt water pool and spa,with large covered patio/outdoor kitchen area. All countertops replaced with granite.Stainless appliances,along with remodelled master bath. Wood floors,replaced iron pedistals on staircase. All the ammenities of the new homes, but much closer in,convenient to everything! $389,900 (22007TR)

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Beautiful custom built with private backyard, pool, & spa. Two story living area, wood floors, island kitchen with sub-zero, & wetbar with icemaker. Recent carpet, & roof in 00’. Dual staircases. Master suite with large exec. bath. Large utility room, gameroom up,& study down w/built-ins. Sought after Clements H.S.! $500,000 (66PW)

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Owner transferred! Very open, w/ high ceilings. Large family room w/ tile flooring-open dining area, or great for a pool table! Large kitchen w/ tile flooring-Large master w/ granite countertops in bath-garden tub, w/ separate shower. This is a 1.5 story home, w/ all rooms down except a fantastic gameroom/mancave upstairs!This home is wonderful for entertaining! 2 year old terracotta roof also! Great backyard! $159,900 (1310PL)

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Absolutely gorgeous with fabulous POOL! This home is situated on a culdesac street, and has been totally updated! 2010 updates include Granite countertops in kitchen and baths, stainless appliances, along with replaced cabinets, carpet, lam. wood flooring, and paint. Also updated in 2010, hardi plank siding, tall fence,A/C, heater,pool replastered, added insullation,and solar screens. $179,900 (3418FR)

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REDUCED 2610 BASS LANE Oaks of Rosenberg 4/2.5/3 Brick and stone exterior, plantation shutters, still under builder’s warranty. Nell Osborn $225,000

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TELFAIR • Walking distance to pool, lake, park. Large living, dining, den. Island kitchen, gameroom up, study upstairs could be 5th bedroom. Master down. (6730AE)

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SIENNA – Fabulous 4 bedroom 3 ½ bath home with Pool/ Spa! Elegant stone & brick elevation, wood flooring, granite counters including bathrooms. Spacious study, oversized gameroom, elegant dining area. Master down. Covered back patio, inviting pool & spa. Backs up to greenbelt so no back neighbors. $379,900. MLS# 87597134 (3410RO)

QUAIL VALLEY – Grand magnolias & updated landscaping frame this charming Colonial 5 bedroom 3/1 bath home. Stately pillars at the front porch entry opens to freshly painted interior. Recent carpet, updated tile flooring. Formal dining, study. Spacious kitchen w/ updated appliances. Huge den area w/ built-in bookshelves. Master down. 4 Big bedrooms up. Covered back patio & just a 5 iron from golf club! MLS# 89713450 $199,500. (2902NB)

PECAN GROVE - Pride of ownership shows in this 4 bed, 2/1 bath home. Beautifully updated with real wood floors in dining and den. Remodeled kitchen w/Granite counters, tile backsplash, master bath w/ all new counters, sinks, mirrors, shower, even toilet! Master down, 3 big bedrooms and gameroom up. MLS# 21443044 $179,500 (3530TI)

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OPEN 3/18 • 2:30PM – 5:30PM • 7846 HUMMINGBIRD ST • FONDREN SW NORTHFIELD – Unique large contemporary on secluded cul-de-sac lot that backs to greenbelt. Spacious rooms, den open to formal dining rm, gourmet isl kitchen, brkfst area & wet bar make great floor plan for entertaining. Flex rm 1st floor. Don’t Miss! $159,900 Jim Verges 281-222-5548 (7846HU)

COVINGTON WOODS – Charming updated home on quiet, private lot. Many upgrades including kitchen remodeling ’05. Decorator colors, tile, 5-burner stove, French drs in den. Close to park, Hwy 59, 90A & Hwy 6. Beautifully maintained. A Must See!!! $165,000 Nancy Marcis 713-8176970 (13910IV)

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QUAIL VALLEY GLENN LAKES Welcome to this huge home with 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, sunroom & pool on the golf course. You can enjoy the view all year ‘round from the balcony overlooking it all! The master is down with separate dressing areas, built-in dressers, huge closet, sunken marble tub. Replaced appliances, too. $229,400 & ready to sell! (2047MA)

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CITY PARK WEST - Adorable is the only word for this home! Original owners have treated this one with tlc. Large den opens into a very spacious kitchen w/tons of counterspace. Don't miss it!!! $125,000. Call Jeanne at SOUTHWEST 713-854-0923. (1823CR) Southwest Each Office Independently Owned & Operated 281-491-1776 CRS, GRI, ABR

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who presented Linda and Todd with a Pebble Beach golf trip as a reward for their success. “We’re not just selling homes, we’re selling a community,” says Linda. “Families are looking for a master-planned community with easy access to the Texas Medical Center and other points around Houston. They’re very impressed when they see what Sienna has to offer.” Among its countless amenities, the 7,000-acre masterplanned community is home to three water parks including the south’s largest private water

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to the millions with purchase incentives available from all Sienna Plantation builders. Visit the Sienna Home Finder Center, 5777 Sienna Parkway, for maps, information on builders, amenities, schools and more. The center is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday from noon – 5:00 p.m. For more information, go to www.siennaplantation.com. Families also can follow the community on Facebook, www. facebook.com/siennaplantation.

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Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission will only grant a contested case hearing on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues that were raised in timely filed comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. TCEQ may act on an application to renew a permit for discharge of wastewater without providing an opportunity for a contested case hearing if certain criteria are met. MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on: (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. All written public comments and requests must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at www.tceq.state.tx.us/about/comments.html. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-800687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. General information about TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.state.tx.us. Further information may also be obtained from Weatherford Farms, Inc. at the address stated above or by calling James W. Weatherford III at 281-498-7261. Issuance Date: March 8, 2012

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another rail is to accommodate more rail traffic. I do not recall a road being widened to save gas... and not increasing the traffic." Former Council Member and Sugar Mill resident for over thirty years, Dennis Parmer, had this to say, "It is inevitable that a second track will increase train traffic on the Highway 90A Corridor. With the expansion of the Panama Canal, larger ships with container freight will have access to ports along the Gulf of Mexico. Any train traffic that will be relieved due to adding a second track will be offset by more trains traveling through our City. The question becomes, how do we ensure safety, noise control, and quality of life for the residents." A good question indeed.

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some did not have a problem with it, like Roberta Selesky, resident of Covington Woods for over twentyone years. She said, "I've ridden Amtrak and experienced how much stopping and starting is involved in areas with one track. It takes a lot of power for a train to get back up to speed. A second track will mean less wait time. I also see this a progress for our City." The following comments were made by a Missouri City resident who wanted to remain anonymous, but has live in the Fort Bend area for over fifty years. He said, "As it has been pointed out, the right-of-way already exists and the railroad does not need our permission to do this. I truly expect the reason behind the addition of

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CITY OF STAFFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the City of Stafford Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 7:30p.m., in the City Council Chamber, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: (1) A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by amending the Official Zoning District map from Single Family Residential to Mixed Use on a .1318 acre tract of land located within the City in Zoning District SFR, and further identified as being located at 411 Dulles Avenue. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary No. 1 Money Saving Tip For These Economic Times:

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ADVERTISEMENT TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in triplicate, addressed to ‘Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 23’ will be received at the office of the Landscape Architect, Knudson LP, 8588 Katy Freeway, Suite 441, Houston, Texas 77024 until 11 A.M. CST, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 and then publicly opened and read aloud. Work consists of the installation of new site furnishings including benches, litter receptacles, picnic tables and a pavilion. Invitation to Bidders and other bidding documents are available, beginning March 12, 2012, at the office of Knudson LP, (8588 Katy Freeway, Suite 441, Houston, TX 77024 - (713) 463-8200) upon a $25.00 non-refundable deposit, or may be examined without charge at the office of the Landscape Architect, Knudson LP. A cashier’s check or bid bond in the amount of 5% of the total amount of the bid must accompany each bid. The successful bidder must furnish a payment and performance and maintenance bond acceptable to the owner. A MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held at the Districts’ Administration Building, 1570 Rabb Rd, Fresno, TX 77545 at 10:00 A.M. CST, March 16, 2012.


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Dragnet out for Old Orchard burglars approached the home. Handily, that same security system also He went on to explain, “At recorded both cars believed to least two suspects broke into the have been used in the burglary. home and stole several valuable In reviewing the photographs, pieces of jewelry, including the suspect caught on the candid watches and rings, totaling camera appears to be a tall more than $30,000 in value.” Black male. The two vehicles Fortunately, a surveillance camera are a light brown Chevrolet posted at the home recorded Trailblazer and a silver-colored images of one of the suspect as he Honda Accord, said Haenel.

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County encourages early voting after redistricting confusion By Betsy Dolan Voters in Fort Bend County are being urged to cast their ballots early to avoid potential confusion after a chaotic redistricting battle that pushed the primary election back to Tuesday, May 29. Legal challenges to the state’s new political maps delayed the elections from their original date of March 6. Now that court-ordered maps are in place and the primary date

has been set, Fort Bend County is facing several challenges with having elections in May as well as with getting updated election information to voters. "We're encouraging people to be patient", said John Oldham, Fort Bend County Elections Administrator. "Everyone who wants to vote and who is registered to vote will be able to vote." One area of concern are those voter certificates that

expired on December 31, 2011. Replacement voter registration cards will automatically renew and, in compliance with federal law, be mailed to voters by April 25. Once voters get their new registration cards, they should pay attention to their assigned voting precinct as it may have changed due to redistricting. "Half of the voters in Fort Bend County will go to a new polling place which is adding to voter

confusion and explains the push for early voting," Oldham said. Further complicating matters is the quick turn around time between the cities and schools election on May 12 and the primary on May 29. "Basically it means we have to run two elections at the same time," Oldham said. In addition, Republicans and Democrats will not share voting booths like they did in 2010. "This year, each political party

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city's long range planning. "Because of extraterritorial jurisdiction, people who move into unincorporated areas have to assume that they'll be annexed into the city at some point," Hamlett said. "It allows us to plan for the long haul, for roads, for water needs and for the tax revenue to pay for all of those things." One way Bridlewood Estates has delayed annexation is to enter into a fire services agreement with the City of Rosenberg. The city had provided fire protection to unincorporated areas with funding partially reimbursed by Fort Bend County. But as costs increased, Hamlett said, it became necessary for Rosenberg to cancel that service. Bridlewood residents were also losing their fire insurance because of the distance to the nearest Rosenberg fire station. As part of the new fire service agreement, Rosenberg

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will build a new fire station closer to Bridlewood, which is slated to open in August of 2013. While Bridlewood is trying to avoid annexation and what they perceive as unwanted government interference, the community has turned to a government agency, the Texas Department of Transportation, to try and get a stoplight installed at FM 762 and Berdett Road. Residents say the simple act of turning left from Berdett onto FM 762 has become a daily battle as traffic has increased due to the opening of Reading Junior High and George Ranch High School. "From about 7:15 to 8:15 the traffic is terrible," said Steenbergen. "People get so frustrated that they just turn in front of oncoming traffic. It's like they're trying to commit suicide." The subdivision was successful in getting a flashing light installed at the intersection and even paid for a sheriff's deputy to direct traffic for a short time. But

will have their own voting booths and their own poll workers at all 64 polling locations", Oldham said. "Which means twice as much equipment and workers are needed at each voting site." The long Memorial Day weekend is also a problem as it occurs just before the primary election day on May 29. Polling locations, like schools, will not be open on Monday for the election set-up and there are concerns that poll workers may not be available for training over the long holiday weekend. "It seems confusing and complicated but at least things are back on track now. Voters will get new voter certificates.

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Quail Valley Exchange Club hosts 32nd Annual St Patrick’s Day Golf Tournament The Quail Valley Exchange Club will be hosting their 32nd annual Golf Tournament on Friday, March 23, at the Quail Valley Golf Courses. “This event is our largest fundraising effort every year, and provides us with the monies to support The Escape Center, Fort Bend Literacy Council, Fort Bend CASA as well as many other charities in Fort Bend County,” said Jerome Lewis, DC, Exchange Club President. “We consistently raise approximately Pictured are (l to r): Steve Wells, Mike Moppert, Jerome Lewis, DC, $100,000, all of which is donated David Webster (in the cart), Tony Singletary, DDS & Don Stoeltje. back into the community.” The highlight of this annual tournament is the raffling of a golf cart and a custom fitted set

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of Titleist irons. Raffle tickets are available from Exchange Club members and at the Quail Valley Golf Courses for $5. Entry fees for the tournament include green fees and cart, lunch, complimentary beer while on course and a buffet dinner afterwards along with a live and silent auction. Lunch is served at 10:30am with a shotgun start at 12:00noon. Cost is only $150 per person/$750 for a team of five golfers. Entry forms are available at the Quail Valley Golf Courses or from any Quail Valley Exchange Club member. For additional information, contact Bob Dimmitt at 281-416-8499.

Navarro Middle School duo in finals for Rodeo RockStar A sister act from Navarro Middle School is in the running to be this year’s Rodeo Rock Star at the 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Zoe and Molly Flores, who call themselves StarFlight when they are on stage, are in the finals of the Junior Division competition against five other singing acts. The girls and the other musicians will perform in the finals at the Rodeo, on the Kids Country Stage.The

first-place prize is $500. The Flores sisters auditioned for the competition with a YouTube video. A popular vote put them in the Top 10, which led to the preliminary round. The preliminary round and the final round are scored by judges with experience in the entertainment industry. Zoe plays guitar, while sister Molly is on drums. StarFlight has been performing “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz.

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Mario Pedone will entertain the Loving Friends group at its March dinner meeting. Pedone, who was born in Southern Italy, is an accomplished accordionist. Pedone has won numerous championships and continues to perform professionally in many countries. He now lives in Sugar Land and has his own recording studio where he has arranged and recorded hundreds of songs, including many of his own compositions. The March event promises to be a most, memorable evening. Loving Friends will meet at the Sweetwater Country Club located at 4400, Palm Royale Blvd. in Sugar Land on Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 5 p.m. The cost for dinner is $17 with complimentary valet parking. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Georgia Lawson at (281) 438-5224.

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