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Oyster Creek… Man vs. Nature reap the benefits. Oyster Creek has come a long way by revitalization and repair. Exploring the history of this amazing natural water supply is fascinating. Winding approximately 54 miles of watershed, named for all the oyster shells at the bottom, upper Oyster Creek has played a huge role in the development of the area. Boat transportation for the early settlers as early as 1821 contributed to a multi-use waterway. Cotton and sugar plantations were A Sugar Land city worker cleans dead plants from established and the creek was used to ship goods Oyster Creek. downstream to Galveston and New Orleans. Real estate and industrial development began along the creek. By 1880, the railroads were By Joan Frances built to keep up with the growing population. Fort Bend County is a wonderful place to Tragically, the upper Oyster Creek has been live. With abundant growth and development polluted by waste and bacteria growth. the community can be proud of the progress the The watershed encompasses four towns; cities are making. They are constantly looking Fulshear, Sugar Land, Stafford, and Missouri City. to improve and rebuild to enhance the scenic The city of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County beauty of the area. Taxpayers have supported the push for improvement so everyone may OYSTER CREEK, continued on page 8

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kitchen, making her special homemade pasta which was served for the Valentine’s Dinner at the Italian Maid, and she continues to stay busy. When asked her secret to being an active 93 year old, Mrs. Ciocca had several thoughts on the topic. “I grew up in the Depression era of the 1920's and 30s where there were many hardships, SPECIAL GUEST, continued on page 8

Something strange in your neighborhood? Call AgriLife Extension office for feral info By Elsa Maxey

Now that Fort Bend County is minus over 600 feral hogs, who’s going to come out to handle any developing or recurring problem when those creatures, prolific as cockroaches and more destructive than

rodents, show up? According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, landowners and counties are encouraged to call their local AgriLife Extension office for information on feral hog control measures. This month’s reported

results of the “Hog Out” statewide program that took place in the fall indicate that Fort Bend County was among 21 counties that participated. In this local area, when over 100 participated in the program,

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3rd Annual Fort Bend Empty Bowls

East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry will be hosting the 3rd Annual Fort Bend Empty Bowls event on Friday, March 23, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at 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. By supporting Fort Bend Empty Bowls you are helping a neighbor in need. Tickets to the event are $25 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To purchase tickets or to find out more about Fort Bend Empty Bowls contact Connie Esposito at Connie@HumanNeeds.org or 281.261.4902. Connie Esposito, Event Chairperson, Allison Wen, Owner, Safari Texas & Vickie Coates, Executive Director, EFBHNM with hand-painted “empty bowls”. 3rd in a three-part series

Union Pacific responds to questions about a second track being added By Karen Daniels

In conclusion to this threepart series on the second track being added, effecting traffic flow for the citizens of Missouri City, Stafford, and Sugar Land, we spoke to the source, Union Pacific, to go on record with the future of the 90A Corridor. Joe Adams, Vice-President with Public Affairs for the Southern Region said, "The expected increase in trains will be only 3 to 4% on an annual basis once the second track is added."

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How much are you paying for gas? Last week U.S. Congressman Pete Olson pumped gas in Sugar Land alongside U.S. 59 wanting to get some feedback from his constituents about the soaring gas prices. Up by fifty cents since the beginning of the year, he said. His message - tell the government to get out of the way, and instead help develop all the fuel resources that are currently available in the U.S.

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e-mail read: Hi Michael, On the cover of your Ft Bend Business magazine you are using the phrase “The Business Lifestyle Magazine”. I am requesting that the use of this phrase be stopped prior to the printing of the April issue. Lifestyle Magazine This column expresses the personal opinions/views of the publisher. If you has been registered for years and would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a is trademarked with the state SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day of Texas and I feel it confuses time phone number. consumers....something you seem to excel at. If you don’t Pay to play?......In an effort be used for soft drinks and or know, there is a very long, very cease the use of this phrase I to raise money for his campaign water. So if you opt for the $700 straight Farm to Market road will instruct our attorney to to be sheriff, the current chief CRAWDADDY package, you that leads from this Booth, file suit against your company. deputy is once again throwing a and 10 of your closest friends Texas fundraiser location back Regards, Bill Anderson crawfish boil. What makes this still get to eat till its gone but you into civilization. That civilizaI don’t understand why Mr. significant is the way in which he only get 30 drink tickets (total) Anderson is so upset that he tion would Greatwood, Canyon is going about raising the money. per table (to include water, soft Gate, Crabb River Road and US would hire a lawyer. The name In a public posting for the drinks, and or liquor) Now, no of our magazine is Fort Bend/ 59. Heads up if you are driving chief deputy, one of his team top shelf liquor for you lesser Katy Business Journal. We have along those roads on that day. members posted the announcecontributors, only select liquor, Somebody is high behind..... a little tag line underneath the ment stating that a $3000 a.k.a., call drinks. Could this be We got an e-mail this week name that says in 8 pt. type “The Business Lifestyle Magazine.” from Bill Anderson, who owns sponsorship that would be an an indication of the cost of law all the Lifestyle magazines. The We’ve used this tag-line for at ELITE UNDERWRITER which enforcement under this candiwould entitle one to a table to date? You gotta pay to get play? seat 10 people in the VIP area. Now, that being said, Fort Along with that, all the crawfish, Bend County is not a DRY corn and potatoes you can eat county nor is it against the law (until it’s gone) AND unlimto consume alcohol; however, ited water, soft drinks, beer, top it is interesting that a candidate shelf liquor, personal wait staff, who wants to be TOP COP, name recognition on signage is offering unlimited liquor to Michael Warren is believed By LeaAnne Klentzman for the event and VIP Parking. his top contributors. Is plying to be driving a black 2004 At press time lsat Tuesday, GMC Yukon with Texas license For those with a lighter one’s contributors with liquor pocketbook you can get the before and during the auction, Fort Bend County law plates 42MVT1. There is an enforcement officials were outstanding warrant on Warren CRAWDADDY VIP. You still then turning them loose on the get to eat, but the liquor is not public as they make their way looking for Michael Warren, 58, and according to Haenel, he is who is wanted in connection considered armed and dangerous as available. Now, to be fair, home, what you are looking the drink tickets that come with for in a TOP COP candidate? with a shooting in the Foster and should not be approached. the CRAWDADDY can also For those of you who don’t Creek subdivision, near Fulshear. Warren is believed to have Details are sketchy, but ties to Texas and Louisiana. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Anyone with information Haenel said shortly after 9 about Michael Warren or this p.m. Monday night, emergency incident is asked to call Fort dispatch was notified of a Bend County Crime Stoppers, shooting at a home in the Foster Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477) stop, a small red passenger car Creek subdivision. Haenel said or text plus the tip to CRIMES By LeaAnne Klentzman stopped at her driveway. Adolph by the time deputies arrived (274637). Tips also can be A middle school preteen was said a man got out of the car, on the scene the suspect, submitted online at www. accosted and threatened on her walked over to her, grabbed Michael Warren, had already fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org. way home from school in the her by the neck and demanded fled the scene. Haenel provided All calls to Crime Ashford Lakes subdivision. money. The girl screamed, no other information. Stoppers are anonymous. On March 1, at 8:15 p.m., causing the man to run back Sugar Land police were called to his vehicle and flee, said to a home in the 11000 block Adolph. The man was described of Ashford Haven Drive in as a black male, about 6’ 2”, Sugar Land to investigate wearing a baseball cap, a red an aggravated robbery. oversized shirt and baggy pants. 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-- in any way -- is illegal. What there are millions of dead people to do? Crazy, but true -- Texas still on voter registration rolls? By Joe "Pags" Pagliarulo has made provisions for these What’s to stop someone from bi t ua ry issues. Along with a Driver’s voting in their place? With Voter License, Texans can provide a ID, that’s not possible. It’s a nopassport or concealed handgun brainer and logical. But, with this license. For those still without administration, up is down, night Isn’t technology great? Our Philadelphia… I think does a one of these state-issued docuis day and logic seems to be On March 8, 2012 Michael of Las Vegas, Nevada. Father lives are so much easier now great disservice to people who ments, Texas has even offered something lacking consideration. “Mish” Karaffa lost his heroic and Mother in law, Charles and because of the advances we’ve put their lives on the line for my to give a free state identification Love to hear your four-year battle with cancer. Abbigail Ball of Sugar Land, made technologically. We have people.” In other words, “The card. This still wasn’t enough. comments, Pags. Through all adversity he kept Texas. Brother and sister in credit and debit cards, can check men with billy clubs doing the It makes one wonder what the Joe Pagliarulo “Pags” his unique sense of humor law Charles and Sheila Whitson out back account balances intimidation where Black, so, it’s AG is afraid of? If worse comes is a radio talkshow host on and positive attitude. He was of Lake Charles, Louisiana; online, email instead of the Pony okay in this case.” As I’ve men- to worst, only those allowed to the 950-AM, from 6 to 10 concerned for everyone’s Brother in law Ed Krause of Express and more. We also have tioned on my show, I become vote will vote. What a concept. am Monday through Friday. welfare above his own and Houston, Texas; Nieces Karen state-issued identification. Most clearer everyday that Obama and By the way, for those of you You can call him during his a gracious host to the end. Koziatek Casey and husband of us have a Driver’s License. Holder don’t seek equality. They confused as to how requiring show at 713- 212-5950. His Michael was born on January Shaun of Indianapolis, Indiana; For those who don’t, there are want revenge. Unfortunately for and ID to vote will help, it’s website is www.joepags.com 20, 1955 in Gary, Kathy Koziatek state-issued ID cards. When you them, it appears their attempts actually pretty simple. Let’s Indiana. He was Forstadt and buy something, you show ID. are failing this time. I’ll explain. say you register to vote and get very proud to be husband Michael of When you travel, you show ID. Because Texas is one of a your registration card. You lose a cradle catholic Las Vegas, Nevada; When you pick up a prescription, handful of states which were it, or someone steals it. Without attending St. Mark nephews Michael you show ID. Heck, when you cited for suppressing the minority a requirement to show and ID, Catholic School, and Karl Krause buy some over-the-counter medi- vote in the past, it still has to put anyone can claim to be you and for Fort Bend Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Bishop Noll High of Houston, Texas cines (i.e.Sudafed) you show up with excessive federal scruti- steal your vote. Did you know Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406 School and St. and Nicholas and ID. When you get pulled over ny before any electoral decisions. Joseph’s College in Jonathon Whitson by a police officer, enroll your It was a necessary move for its Indiana. In 1977, of Lake Charles, child in school, write a check, day. That day is over. AG Holder, after graduating with Louisiana. Preceded rent a car, open a bank account by making the decision to block $ a BA in business in death by his -- you show ID! I’ve never heard the Voter ID law in Texas, has and economics he moved to father Michael Karaffa, mother anyone -- liberal or conservanow fast-tracked Texas to get off Order your Houston and began his career Dorothy O’Bradovic Karaffa tive, Republican or Democrat, of the list of states continuing to 13” OR LARGER Cookie Cakes ANYCOOKIE CAKE in the computer industry with and sister Karol Karaffa complain about making us all be punished by the Voting Rights Not valid with any other offer. online today! Kathy Parker One coupon per visit. Burroughs Corporation. His Krause. show ID before performing any Act of 1965. You see, Indiana’s Expires 4/30/2012 Owner and Manager www.NestleCafe.com current position was Vice A Wake was held on Sunday, of the aforementioned tasks in Voter ID Law was challenged President of Worldwide March 18, from 5:30 to 9:00pm some way discriminates against as well, and the Supreme Court 24601 S.W. Freeway, Suite 300 • Rosenberg, TX 77471 Business Development for at Sugar Land Mortuary, 1818 certain people of this ethnic or ruled in favor of the state’s MON-WED: 11:00AM-9:00PM WildTangent, Inc. based in Eldridge Road in Sugar Land, racial background or the other. right to insure those voting THU-SAT: 11:00AM-10:00PM SUNDAY: 11:00AM-8:00PM Redmond, Washington. Prior Texas with a Holy Rosary led No one has ever said that asking were, in fact, eligible to do so. to joining WildTangent, Mike by Rev. Joe Templado at 6:00 to see one’s ID in the above sceFurther, the reason why was the Vice President of pm and Eulogy by Rev. Bradley narios is really a veiled attempt Holder states he and his goons Major Accounts for Hyperion Wright at 6:30pm. The Funeral to stop minorities from travelattacked the law are ridiculous. Solutions. In addition, Mike Mass was celebrated on ing or buying stuff or opening He claims forcing voters to show held management positions Monday, March 19, at 10:00 am a bank account. That’s why it’s ID before casting a ballot will with Aldus Corporation and at St. Michael Catholic Church, so perplexing that the Obama somehow stop primarily minoriby Dr. Eric Tepper Wang Laboratories. 1801 Sage Road, Houston, administration is claiming that’s ties from voting. The Justice BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS His proudest accomplishment Texas by Rev. Douglas Guthrie. the reason Texas and other department cites fewer minorities came in 2005 when he achieved The family will receive friends states are passing laws requiras having state-issued identificaWHEN TOES ARE WEBBED a lifelong dream by earning his for lunch following their private ing citizens to show state-issued tion than Whites. The suggestion For the first six to eight weeks of development, the toes of a fetus are MBA from the University of goodbye at the funeral home. identification before voting. is that Voter ID laws inherently naturally webbed together. At that time, the webbing is typically dissolved by an enzyme. When that does not occur for some reason, the infant is born with Notre Dame. A “Bucket List” Michael will be cremated and We must keep the source of lead to fewer minorities taking webbed toes. There are a number of variations on the webbing that dictate item, as he would say. He was a laid to rest at Cedar Grove the protest in mind. Attorney part in the electoral process. the amount and complexity of the condition. Heredity can be the cause, as devoted “Irish” fan with season cemetery on the campus of his General Holder is the same Problem is, the data shows just well as other conditions such as Down syndrome and Edward’s syndrome. football tickets that rarely beloved University of Notre federal “Top Cop” who when the opposite. Investor’s Business Diagnosis is based on medical history and a physical exam. In most cases, missed a home game. Mish Dame where he can “Wake up refusing to prosecute the New Daily writes: “The empirical this condition can be addressed surgically by adding skin grafts that are loved all sports and played the Echoes” for all eternity. Black Panther Party for clear, evidence shows that voter ID sutured into position after the webbing has been excised. football, basketball and golf. In observance of Lent, Mish video -captured voter intimidalaws do not suppress minority While it is normal for animals such as ducks and frogs to have webbed toes, it is not as common among humans. The exact cause of webbed toes He successfully completed the would be very pleased if you tion, alluded to the Civil Rights voting. In Georgia, black voter is still unknown. Take the road to happy, healthy feet and call us today. We Houston Marathon in 1999 and could make donations in his struggle of minorities before turnout for the 2006 midterm treat all members of your family, from kids to grandparents, for all kinds of 2000. He was a devoted family honor to either “The Shirt” the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In elections was 42.9%. After pasfoot problems. PH: 281-980-3668. 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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. Mental Health America CEU Workshop This workshop will be held Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., United Way Center, 10435 Greenbough, Building II, Stafford. Dr. Daniela White,

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 together to perform a night of live music and raise funds and awareness for The Bates Center. AARP Chapter 4075 meets Sugar Land AARP Chapter 4075 meets Wed., March 23, 1 p.m., Senior Center, 200 Matlage Way, Sugar Land. Cards & games at 10 a.m. Bring a sack lunch. Meet the candidates running in Sugar Land will be the program. Call 281-494-2600 or 281-494-2046 for more info. Free legal advice Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) will offer free advice by phone to low-income Fort Bend County residents on Friday, March 23. 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.

MARCH 24

BMS Spring Yard Sale The Baines Middle School PTO is sponsoring their first Spring Yard Sale, Sat., March 24, and will be accepting gently used yard sale item drop offs each Tue & Thurs, from 8:00-9:15 a.m., starting Jan 10-Mar 20. Drop off location is at the back corner of the teacher parking lot (down the right side of the building). If you need to arrange a different drop off time or need to arrange pick up or delivery of a large load, please contact Cynthia Duran at 281-778-6400 or Laura Kroboth at 281-778-9211. Community garage sale Market your gently-used ‘wares’ at Sugar Land Methodist’s Church’s annual Community Garage Sale. This year the sale will be held from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 24 in the Great Hall and the Great Hall parking lot. Proceeds from the sale of booths benefit the ministry and missions of the church’s youth choir, One Voice. Booths must be purchased ahead of time through the church office. Donate your items and help a great cause.

Profits from the sale of donated items also benefit One Voice. You may bring your donated items to the Great Hall beginning Thursday, March 22. Pick-up of large items can be arranged. For more information contact One Voice Choir Director, Kip Johnson at 281-491-6041 or visit the church website at sugarlandmethodist.org/music/students. Celebrating Abilities 2012 Presented by the Arc of Fort Bend will be held Sugar Land Town Center, Saturday, March 24, 3 – 6 p.m. The Arc of Fort Bend celebrates and showcases the abilities of individuals with disabilities. Visit ArcOfFortBend.org for more information. Tag sale & craft show The 2nd annual Lamar CHS Band to host this sale & craft show Sat., March 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., LCH Cafeteria & Traylor Stadium parking lot, 4600 Mustang Ave., Rosenberg. The LCHS Mighty Mustang Band is going to NYC to play at Carnegie Hall in April. Reserve your booth space or donating gently used household items today! Booth reservation forms available at www.lchsband.org. To arrange a pick up of your donations, contact mrsboyer@ hotmail.com. Gifts Galore At Greatwood Craft Show This spring craft show will be held at Dickinson Elementary, 7110 Greatwood Parkway, Saturday, March 24, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.This year’s show features nearly 100 vendors with a variety of unique items. The Gold Buying Girl will be there, too. Local restaurants will be on-site serving breakfast and lunch. items as well. Admission free, strollers are welcome. For more info Christina 281.937.0296 or giftsgaloreatgreatwood@yahoo.com.

MARCH 26

YMCA Spring Golf Classic The 6th Annual YMCA Spring Golf Classic, presented by Sterling McCall Lexus and Fort Bend Toyota, benefiting the YMCAs of Fort Bend County will be held Monday March 26, Pecan Grove Country Club, Richmond. Proceeds provide programs and services to youth in need in Fort Bend County. Four person team scramble. Lunch, dinner and auctions included. Individuals $250, teams $1000. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact Connie Stirgus or Brian Haines at 281-392-5055. Brightwater Garden Club meets The Brightwater Garden Club will meet on Monday, March 26, 6:30 pm, Brightwater Clubhouse, Brightwater Drive at Westshore Drive, Missouri City. Jim Mercer will share his expertise on the care and feeding of Plumerias, also known as Frangipani. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments

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MARCH 28

Sugar Land Junior Superstar Auditions These auditions will be held at Sugar Land Town Square, Wednesday, March 28, 5 – 7 p.m. Auditions will be held for the Junior Edition of Sugar Land Superstar. Children ages 9 to 13 are invited to try out to be this year’s Junior Superstar! Participants should be prepared to sing for 90 seconds without musical accompaniment. Applications are available at SugarLandTownSquare.com.The Junior Superstar competition will be held on April 28.

MARCH 29

Brazos Bend Guardianship & alternatives meeting This information session will be held Thursday, March 29, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond, Meeting Room 2B on the Second Floor. 6:30pm-8:30pm. The Information Session is designed for families who need information on obtaining legal guardianship of an incapacitated loved one. Alternative to guardianship will also be discussed. An attorney will be present to answer any legal questions related to guardianship and alternatives to guardianship. RSVP to: Kirk Monroe at 281-207-2320 or by e-mail: kmonroe@brazosbendguardianship.org See more at www.fortbendstar.com

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COMMONWEALTH ESTATES – Exquisite PARKWAY LAKES – Stunning Showcase Home Perry withofstate size lot adorned by mature w/up tohome $35,000 Upgrades! Spacious formals, great Pecan Trees. Grand usable balcony. for entertaining. Openelevation concept with floorplan! Kitchen w/ Custom cabinets exhibit an intriguing showcase lg. island,kit. granite countertops & SS appliances. Large design. Granite w/SS appliances. family room w/ countertops fireplace & stone accent. Tile Popular floors 5’’ distressed hardwoods in foyer & dining Hg. looks like 5’’ slat hand scraped hardwood! Lg.rm. master gamerm & study w/wall ofcountertops. built-ins. Master bedrm bedrm &up bath w/granite Oversized overlooks patio,hot back patio.lush Hg.landscaped backyard, sculpted plenty ofpavered room for a pool tub & backyd. paned & Plantation & children’s playDoubled area. Also has windows a 10x12 storage shed. Shutters! Updated fixtures, car &garage, 3 car tandem garage.light Tankless water3heater much sprinkler sys & room a pool!Mack $390,000 call more! $239,900 call for Virginia 281-207Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4407SM) 5200 (VM7722EL)

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COMMONWEALTH PARK – Fabulous THE HIGHLANDS SEC 1 – Nemark Pride Homeownership w/a canopy shows of statelythrough-out. oak trees that accent of Many the entry for spectacular greeting for your guests updates & upgrades! Has a flex room. 4th when they arrive. Grand 2 story foyer w/new tile Bedroom a study.formals Kitchen flring (3/12) could flanked be w/ spacious (greathas to granite & updated entertain).countertops Open family rm, breakfast &appliances. kit.concept w/corner brick frpl., kit.glass w/granite Replaced all sliding doorsisland, with counters French & brkfstTile bar. 18’’ &tile flring.,carpet. updated blk back appl. doors. floors berber Large package/smooth ceramic top elec. range &walkin yard patio withmaster lush garden. Great location pantry.Updated bath. New carpet(3/12), & area schools. $149,900 Virginia 30’x15’covered patio w/2 lit.fans call $280,000 call Mack (VM1814TS) Virginia281-207-5200 Mack 281-207-5200 (VM78BR)

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RIVERSTONE • Expansive luxury showplace backs to the spectacular 75 acre lake in Hartford Landing 2, gated community w/a Sugar Land address/excellent Fort Bend schools. Variation in plans/square footage may occur. Elevator capable/upscale finishes and millwork, soaring ceilings w/water views from many rooms, highly regarded builder’s product is designed to wow you! Bonus space upstairs allows flexibility for second master, media, and exercise room, whatever fits your needs. At $1,639,000 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102

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RIVERSTONE • Build your own Dream Home with Sterling Classic Homes on this Beautiful Luxury Home site on 75 Acre Lake in Sugar Land. Ivy Bend is a gated community in Riverstone with Sugar Land address and excellent Fort Bend Schools. CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102 DM34IV

RIVERSTONE MANORS • former model luxury stucco custom townehome in pristine condition in gated community. Huntington floor plan w/3 bedrooms & master retreat. Downstiars has open floorplan, great for entertaining, gourmet island kitchen open to living area & formal dining, granite,tile, covered patio, in house fire sprinkler, sep yard sprinkler system. Lots of trim work, whirlpool tub. Great value for this price! Gorgeous! Great location! $229,888. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

SUGAR CREEK • priced for quick sale. Don’t miss this darling Sugar Creek Townhouse. 2Br/2bath with rare attached garage for sugar land townhomes. 2 Atriums have been converted to extra rooms. Great location close to Hwy 59 & 90, shopping and schools. Don’t miss $107,625. Call Barb Montgomery 713898-3938.

ALCORN BEND • Palm Beach/Hollywood meet Sugar Land! Unique Showplace! Entertainer’s Dream. Contemporary Steve Fuqua custom in a class of its own. Dramatic free standing staircase w/lucite railings and bridge w/sensational views. Glamorous custom touches, furniture. Updated chef’s kitchen. Dramatic Media Room, Sun Room added. Master Ste w/His-Hers toilets, Double Jacuzzi, waterfall fills, Game Room w/ Mural. Sec Sys w 4 cameras, Illumascape Outdoor Lighting, Summer kitchen, wPool/Spa. Quiet cul-desac. Exemplary schools. At $825,000 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102

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VENETIAN ESTATES: Beautifully Renovated 1-Story Home situated on Gorgeous Water Lot on Private Cul-de-sac Complete w/Boat Dock & Sparkling Pool. $96K Additional Upgrades; 3 Bedrms; 3 Baths $695,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (906GO)

TELFAIR: 2-Story Corner Lot Home; Family Rm + Private Study; 1st Flr Theater Room; Utility Rm + Bonus Rm; Granite Counters; Game + Card Rm; 5 Bedrms; 4.1 Baths; 3-Car Attached. $4,995 Rental. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (406SO)

SWEETWATER: Custom Fedrick Harris 2-Story Designed offers Both Formals + Family; Island Kitchen w/ SS Appliances; Updated Master Bath + Secret Owners Retreat; /Card Rm; Pool/ Spa; and So Much More! $754,000 . Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4914ME)

COLONY WOODS: Stately 2-Story Home offers Gentleman’s Library, Granite Counters, Tile & Wood Flrs; Game + Media Rm; Driveway Gate; Pool. 4/3.1/2 $500,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4014WO)

REDUCED SWEETWATER: Grand Carmichael & Dame 2-Story Home; Both Formals; 2-Story Gentleman’s Library; Master + Exerise Rm; Master Bath w/ Dry Sauna; Pool/Spa; Much More! 5/3.1/3A $875,500. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (17WH)

SIENNA PLANTATION: Beautiful 2-Story Designed Home; Tile & Wood Flrs; Granite Counters; SS Appliances; Both Formals + Family; 1st Flr Master & Guest Quarters; Extensive Landscaping; 4/3.1/3A. $525,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (8907LE)

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)

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AUSTIN PARK: Newmark Designed 2-Story Home; Family + Game Rm; 1st Flr Master w/Private Study; Island Kitchen w/Stainless Appliances; Tile Flrs; Huge Backyard; Cul-de-sac Lot; 4/3.1/3D. $269,990 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3807SP)

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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Immaculate! Beautiful one story on culdesac street, with large back yard. Spacious island kitchen opens to large family room. 42’’ cabinets, replaced appliances, along with ceramic tile throughout much of the house! Nice study with beautiful built-ins. If looking for storage, this is it! Master suite offers garden tub and seperate shower. $134,900 (19627HE)

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GRAND MISSION: 1.5-Story David Weekley Home; 3 Bedrms; Private Study; Large Kitchen w/Granite & 42” Cabinets; 2nd Flr Game Rm; Oversized Patio. $189,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (7411CG)

Large backyard with POOL, backs to levy! Updates galore! Tile thoughout downstairs, hardwoods up. Beautiful granite countertops in kitchen with breakfast bar-cabinets refinished, decorator paint! Stainless appliances-Two sided fireplace between living area and kitchen. $209,900 (20711NE)

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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)

NEW TERRITORY: Beautiful David Weekley 2-Story Home Situated on Culde-sac offers Both Formals + Family; Study; Game Rm; Tile Flrs & Neutral Carpet; Granite; Island Kitchen; Spacious Backyard. 4/3.1/3A $380,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (7115TL)

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. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3123SC)

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REDUCED 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)

GREATWOOD: 2-Story Nested on Culde-sac offers Private Study; Family Rm w/High Ceiling; Island Kitchen w/Granite & SS Appliances; Game Rm + Computer Nook; 2 Balconies; Wood & Tile Flrs; 5/3.1/3 A $359,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (1626HS)

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SIENNA VILLAGE OF ANDERSON LAKES OF AUSTIN PARK –SPRINGS ‘’Resort – Fabulous 1.5 story home desired Sienna Style Living’’-enjoy thisinTropical OasisPlantation! in your Lg. open concept kit. w/movable island & abundance of own back yard! Deep wooded lot. Sparkling counter/42’’ cabinet space. Flexible floor plan w/formals, Lagoona style up (heated) family rm, gamerm & Study pool w/frenchwith doors large could spa tanning ledge! Plentyoffoftheyard for be 6th& bedrm. Private Courtyard formalleftdining accented by French drs. & brick Covered brick patio entertaining, children’s playwall. area etc. Extended & ext. patio great for entertaining. Double paned windows, pressed concrete patio. Outdoor covered Lanai upgraded light fixtures, rotunda & art nooks. Exc. Master with ceiling fans & recess lighting! $274,900 suite w/corner window & huge closet. Alarm, Sprklr sys call Virginia MackMack 281-207-5200 $239,900 call Virginia 281-207-5200 (VM5822BG) (VM4427GC)

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NEW TERRITORY • Lovely updated Ashton Woods home. Recent island kitchen has granite and recent cabinets & appliances(gas stove). Master & 2nd bedroom down with full bath,(or could be study). Recent paint & carpet. Wonderful treed street close to highly rated schools. Could be 5 bedrooms & gameroom or 6 bedroom home. Great floorplan. Vacant, ready for a quick sale. 2 bedrooms down $250,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

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COMMONWEALTH ARBOR GREATWOOD PARK – Lovely – Stunning 4/3.5/2det. showcase + studyhome homefrom w/grand beginning brick to end! Grand column entry. 9’ceilings 2 story entry on 1st w/curved floor. Soaring staircase. 2 story Customs foyerbuilt-ins w/new(6/11)20’’ thru-out. Dble Frenchtile. porcelain doors Bamboo to study. wood Lg living floors. rm w/soaring Lg. islandceilings, kit. w/new(6/11)granite built-in entertain. ctr. Open concept countertops & new(6/11) kit. w/island, 20’’ porcelain SS appls., tile floor. convec. Spacious microwave master & ste tonsw/a of cabinets view of the & counter woodedspace. backyd. Brkfast Hg. master rm overlooking bath w/2 extend. walk-in cov.closets. patio w/lush Ex.lg. landscaping. upstairs gamerm. Hg exec. No master backyd ste neighbors. w/sitting Slate area &patio. grandNew bathroof w/hg(3/2011). walk-in closet int.paint Fresh w/fabulous & recent built-ins! carpet. Lg gamerm. Ext. AC units up. J&J ‘03.bath.Plantation Water Heater ‘11. Shutters, CulMust See! de-sac street. $355,000 $319,900 call callVirginia Virginia Mack Mack 281-207-5200 281-207-5200 (VM3739SB) (VM7618TR)

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SWEETWATER

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)

THE GROVE/PECAN GROVE

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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1919 FARMER’S CREEK Waterside Estates 4/3.5/2: Hardwoods in formals & family room, SS Appl., spacious master bedroom Joan Berger $265,000

3222 LONGHORN CIRCLE Southfork 4/3/4: Large garage, granite kitchen countertops, tile & carpet flooring, Cervelle home Mike Martin $215,900

REDUCED 2125 BROADLAWN DR. University Green 3/2.5/2: Move-in ready, landscaping, updates include a heat pump system, and more. Debbie Ashley $119,500

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2805 ARBOR BROOK LANE Shadow Creek Ranch 4/2/2 : 12 ft. raised coffered ceilings past dining into family room & a whole lot more! Mike Martin $181,490

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REDUCED 21206 RUSH HOLLOW Lakemont 3+/2/3: Huge backyard, large covered patio w/sound system, granite counters in kitchen Wendy Mottern $205,000

REDUCED 70 BEES CREEK DR. Sienna Plantation 4/3.5/4, Brick and Stucco exterior, hardwood and slate floors, designer wall finishes. Nell Osborn $659,900

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GREATWOOD/SUGAR LAND Built in 2002! Grand 2 story w/ 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths. Master down with study & gameroom up. Hollywood bath too. Upgrades w/ granite counters/SS appliances, wood & tile floors. Culdesac lot and no neighbors behind you! Priced to go low $300’s

SUGAR LAND/FIRST COLONY! 2 story Home with 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, both formals and gameroom. Updated: carpet, paint in & out, A/C & Heat and more! Priced to go fast at $215,000. CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL! Low Sugar Land taxes!

SUGAR LAND! Almost 5000 sqft! 2 story home with 5 bedrooms( 2 bedrooms down) 4.5 baths. Gameroom, study & Media room. 3 car garage! 2 covered patios and courtyard. Big Lots! Under construction.Call for details and representation.

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RIVER EDGE • Lakefront! Stunning and appointed home. Large dining,formal living room open. Island Kitchen with large pantry. Their exercise room down could be second bedroom. Master with sitting area. Large list of upgrades including plantation shutters,media room wired for projection system. Two story covered patio overlooking beautiful lake. (107WB)

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

SIENNA • Two years old. Beautiful features. Master down. Media room. Gameroom, living, & dining rooms.

AUSTIN PARK • Very updated. Master down. Many updates: granite, hardwoods, and more. (6730AE)

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BRAZOS LAKES • Two homesites in country living neighborhood with amenities. 1.0 acre and 1.1 acre cul-de-sac lots.

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QUAIL VALLEY – Wonderfully flowing floor plan in this 1 story, 3 bed, 2 bath home! Spacious family room with corner fireplace & walk-in wet bar. Light & bright kitchen has additional desk area perfect for computer niche. Updates include all countertops, dishwasher, range, and new roof. French doors to spacious back yard! Perfect starter home and great for move-down buyer-no stairs! Only $90,000. Also for lease. MLS# 58629106 (2327ST)

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 3/25 2:00-4:00 PM 3115 NORTHPARK COME TAKE A LOOK!! On quiet cul-de-sac w/both formal living & dining, also bonus sunroom. Kitchen w/charming brkfst area & builtin desk. Great FP w/built-ins in family room. Fantastic lot/yards plus a Pool!! $139,000 Emelia Apple 713-254-0631 (3115NP)

OPEN 3/25 2:00-4:00 PM 1235 WILDEWOOD CT COME TAKE A LOOK!!! Charming Hammond built on quiet culde-sac. Nicely maintained & updated. Recent hardwoods throughout. Split floor plan, study w/French doors, open island kitchen. Excellent schools & walking distance to elementary. $204,000 Emelia Appel 713-254-0631 (1235WI)

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CYPRESS ON THE GREEN – Beautiful custom Fuqua home overlooking tranquil English garden. Spacious kitchen features 2-Viking Professional stainless ovens, gas range, sub-zero fridge, glass door cabinets & produce sink. Master suite w/private patio & 2nd cvrd patio area w/French drs overlooks garden. Walk to school & pool area. $459,900 Emelia Appel 713-254-0631 (2803SA)

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AUSTIN PARK – Great cul-de-sac street location. Recent granite in kitchen & appliances. Recent carpet & roof. Huge rooms & closets. Very light & bright. Oversized patio overlooks lovely landscaped backyard. Clements High School. Immediate occupancy. Washer & dryer stay. $265,000 Nancy Marcis 713-817-6970 (3915SI)

QUAIL VALLEY – OPEN 3/25 2:00-4:00 PM 3307 DEERWOOD LN COME TAKE A LOOK!! Gorgeous home/Fairway lot w/large salt water pool!!! Energy efficient w/dbl pane windows, storms doors, ceiling fans & added insulation. Recent updates-hardiplank siding, 2 inch blinds, deco paint, hardwood flrs in entry & dining. Kitchen w/granite cntrs tops, tile back splash, gas cooktop, dbl ovens & dshwsh. Huge living area w/dbl sided FP. $237,500 Joyce Nordquist 281-222-7653 (3307DE)

FONDREN SW NORTHFIELD – Unique large contemporary on secluded cul-desac 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 room on first floor. Don’t Miss!! $159,900 Jim Verges 281-222-5548 (7846HU)

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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)

QUAIL VALLEY GLENN LAKES SEC A 2-story entry & sweeping staircase enhance the space in this home. Study with wood laminate floors & French doors, island kitchen with sink so you can be a part of any party. Master down with garden tub, separate shower, gameroom up, culde-sac. Short sale approved, $137,500.

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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PROVIDENCE - Cute, well kept home in FBISD! 4 Bedroom, split plan. Formals/huge den. Det. gar. w/workshop area. Hardiplank siding on garage. Sprinkler system. Great access to Hwy 6, Hwy 90 & 59. $125,000. Call Jeanne at 713-854-0923. (14719EA)

MEADOWGLEN

BRUSH MEADOW 4/2.5/2 • $157,500

MEADOWCREST 3/2/2 • $148,000

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Foreclosure in Katy for $99,900. Needs TLC, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Memorial Parkway. Formals plus den with cathedral ceiling, fireplace.

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Jeanne Gregory

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BARRINGTON PLACE - 1-story patio home. Needs TLC. Lrg kit., den/ dining room. Tile floors thru-out. Nice atrium/patio area. Small yard=low maintenance. Perfect for people who don't like yard work!! $100,000. Call Jeanne at 713-854-0923. (2114BA)

ISLAND KITCHEN, GAMEROOM

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Marilyn Eiland, also a partner with Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors, said that more good news comes from a new report from real estate investment services firm Marcus & Millichap. “This report projects that Houston will add 91,000 jobs this year, a surge that could stimulate demand for commercial real estate development and, ultimately, home sales,” said Eiland. “The national Prudential Real Estate survey reflects what our sales professionals see in the Houston area every day – that home ownership is important to consumers and that their confidence in the housing market is strengthening,” added Eiland. “Our sales are up and our agents are very busy.” More details from the national Prudential Real Estate survey: • With interest rates at historically low levels,

96 percent agree or somewhat agree that now is a good time to buy. • A full 70 percent of respondents have some degree of confidence that property values will improve over the next two years; with an eight-point increase in those very confident or confident compared to last year. • 63 percent believe that real estate is a good investment despite the recent market volatility; that is up 11 points from last year. Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors is the top listing and selling residential real estate firm in Houston, as well as the oldest in the city. Partners of the firm, Marilyn Eiland and Mark Woodroof, manage the day-to-day operations of Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors, which now has 20 company-owned offices in the Houston Metropolitan area. For more information, visit www.GaryGreene.com.


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Oyster Creek… Man vs. Nature the water. It is for this reason that there are posted bans on Water Control and Improvement swimming in the waterway. District allow the largest The city of Sugar Land has a discharge of wastewater facilities. city ordinance, Section 3-177 Quail Valley and Missouri City titled: City-owned waterways; also allow wastewater discharges. swimming, boating, etc., All permitted facilities are prohibited; which states: It is required to disinfect their treated unlawful for any person to effluent prior to discharge. engage in swimming, diving, Missouri City uses ultraviolet wading or boating activity of light disinfection rather than any type in any city-owned chlorination/dechlorination. waterway, including, but not Disinfection is designed to limited to, any lake or pond. The reduce or eliminate bacteria from public may know the dangers

of body contact with the water that have been impaired by bacteria and pollution, but very often out of pure desire to be in the water, ignore the warnings. Oyster Creek, after years of flooding and drought, has experienced an over abundance of plants, dead debris and trash in need of attention. Last fall, volunteers collected trash from the creek to fill 70 large trash bags. The drought exposed the Creek bottom and with no water, cleaning was a necessity and easy to do. Recently, the city of Sugar Land participated in the clean up of Oyster Creek by clearing out the overgrown plant area to reveal water, all in an effort to make this gift from nature attractive and

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had been a misunderstanding. Apparently, one of the local area TV stations announced the congressman’s event backto-back with a gas station promotion offering free gas. And, when other statements relating to Congressman Olson’s event were also made along the lines of “need to fill up?” it’s no wonder there was confusion. “Gas prices have sky rocketed due to global instability,” said Olson in the press release announcing his gas pumping appearance. Up by “close to 50 cents since the beginning of the year,” he said. In response to the "Star’s" question about how much it cost him to fuel up his vehicle, “I’m a Texan, I drive a pickup truck,” he said. “I’ve got a 24 gallon tank and it costs me close to $100 dollars,” noting that he spends more like in the lower 90’s or in the upper 80’s. Will he buy a Volt? No, he said. The Chevy Volt is an electric, plug-in vehicle

representing advanced technology for starting to get off fossil fuels, according to reports, which also state that plans call for a million of the vehicles to be on the road by 2015. Sugar Land resident Mike Mulcahy, who was at the gas station fueling up told Congressman Olson that there are natural gas resources in the U.S. not being used, and “we have a lot of oil reserves in other places that we are not pursuing.” A young man with whom he spoke, “works at the local Pappasito’s” in the vicinity of the gas station, “he grew up in this area and likes to go fishing down in Galveston, but he can’t go anymore, because he said, I can’t afford the gas and it’s a pretty good haul from here to Galveston, and that’s just one example.” Congressman Olson said about a floral delivery person that “she’s over in Rosenberg/ Richmond,” and used to make all the deliveries at once “and she can’t do that anymore

because she’s burning too much fuel” in her own car. “We have the solutions here if we just step forward and develop them.” Endorsing the Keystone project that he said would have oil coming from Canada to the Port of Houston, Congressman Olson also said 4,000 American jobs would be created. When he met with the dozen or so at the gas station for about 45 minutes, his message essentially was about supporting the opening of more domestic resources to stabilize gas prices, creating jobs and reducing reliance on Middle East oil. “We need to tell the government to get out of the way,” and help develop all the fuel resources that are currently available in the U.S., he said. Olson sits on the House Energy & Commerce Committee and is a member of the House Energy Action Team. Holding the office since 2008, he is running for re-election and faces Republican contender, Barbara Carlson, for Texas’ U.S. Congressional 22nd seat.

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maintain their speeds of 50mph, is more efficient for UPRR and for vehicle traffic." Furthermore, it is the opinion of Union Pacific that the widening of the Panama Canal will decrease traffic along the 90A rail. At this time, most cargo ships dock at the Port of Los Angeles and travel west by train, moving through our Cities to reach Houston. Some ships will bypass Los Angeles, journey the Canal and continue to the Port of Houston. This cargo will not need to travel through our neighborhood, according to UPRR, because from this point they will travel either north to St. Louis and Chicago or east to New Orleans. However, if cargo arriving in our Ports should need to go to El Paso, our lines will be used. As far as creating quiet zones, Mr. Adams said that will be up to local jurisdictions as to how they handle their intersections. The RFA has set regulations that one of these three options must be in

place: 1) Add a bridge/underpass, which is the most expensive option, but provides less interruption for cars; 2) Install quad gates, which are currently used at the Eldridge intersection; or 3) Place a sixty foot barrier down the middle of the road, length-wise, separating the roads. UPRR confirms that the commuter train was not practical and will not be allowed on the tracks and has informed officials of this decision for the past four to five years. The dates of construction have changed slightly. Phase 1 - West Junction to Missouri City - which consists of 3.8 miles, will begin this summer. Phase 2 - Missouri City to Sugar Land - which consists of 6.1 miles, Mr. Adams predicts, will not start until 2013.

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We spoke to Mayor Scarcella a final time for his rebuttal since it was his original statements that launched this series. He is standing by his prediction that in five years the rail traffic will increase to sixty cars per day. And lastly, he had this to say on the topic of the quiet zones. "When they (UPRR) say quiet zones are 'up to the local jurisdiction' what they are really saying is that it is up to us to pay for them. Union Pacific makes the noise, but we get to deal with the problem."

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any repair

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ADOPTION

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INSURANCE

AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING

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INSTRUCTION

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832-788-2294

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GARAGE SALES

for help with your housekeeping References available

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CLEANING

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CHILD CARE

SERVICES

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FOR SALE HUGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE at Sugar Land Methodist Church, March 24th 8am -1pm. 431 Eldridge Rd. 40 + vendors in parking lot.

SIENNA PLANTATION: Baines Middle School’s First Annual Yard Sale. 9000 Sienna Ranch Rd. Missouri City 77459. Saturday, March 24, 8am -2pm. School wide yard sale!

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

THE FORT BEND AUTO MARKETPLACE

Go to www.UsedCarLover.com to search complete online inventory or to sell your car. ‘06 FORD

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FOR LEASE

FOR LEASE

FOR SALE Complete carpet cleaning equipment and chemicals to start your carpet cleaning business.

FOR SALE

ADVERTISE YOUR FOR LEASE OR FOR SALE 1,759 SF (former Quest) Grand Parkway/Sandhill Oakbend Complex 713-974-1777 x 110

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FOR LEASE

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Dr. Gregory Shannon, Dr. Ali Mahmood and Dr. Nitesh Vachhani. would not be detected. Double contrast barium enema. “After giving you an enema of a barium solution, we introduce air into the colon,” says Dr. Vachhani. “Both the barium and the air provide contrast to help outline the colon and rectum and a series of X-rays are taken. Fecal occult blood tests (FOBT). These tests analyze a small stool sample to detect trace amounts of blood. Finding

blood in the stool may indicate the presence of polyps or cancer. Join them for a free Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar presented by Dr. Ali Mahmood, Dr. Gregory Shannon and Dr. Nitesh Vachhani. Attendees will receive a free colorectal screening kit to take home. March 29, 6:30 p.m. Methodist Sugar Land — Conference Center. Call 281-274-7500 or email SLRSVP@tmhs. org to reserve a seat.

Fort Bend County Women’s Center announces new PennyWise Donation Center Serving Missouri City and Sugar Land The Fort Bend County Women’s Center is excited to announce the opening of our new PennyWise Donation Center on Saturday, April 14. Located at 4737 Highway 6 South in the Colony Plaza Shopping Center near Star Cinema Grill, the new donation center will make it even more convenient for Missouri City and Sugar Land residents - especially those from Riverstone, Sienna Plantation, Lake Olympia, Quail Valley and First Colony – to support the Women’s Center through donations of furniture, gently used clothing, shoes, electronics and household goods. The Missouri City and Sugar Land Donation Center will be

open from 9 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday and from 12 pm noon – 5 pm on Sundays. Donation Center manager Anita Maddox commented, “The Women’s Center has so many dedicated supporters in the Missouri City and Sugar Land area. I am so excited to be the one who opens the doors of our new donation center right on their doorsteps!” Donations to PennyWise are used directly by Women’s Center clients or sold to the public at the PennyWise Resale Centers listed below. Proceeds from sales to the public are used to fund the programs and services provided to Women’s Center clients. The Fort Bend community

can support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children by making donations at any of the Women’s Center’s four PennyWise locations: • Missouri City and Sugar Land (donations only) – 4737 Highway 6 South, Missouri City, TX 77459; 281-344-5777 • Stafford – 13945 Murphy Road, Stafford, TX 77477; 281-344-5782 • Richmond – 1120 Highway 90A, Richmond, TX 77469; 281-344-5770 • Mission Bend – 6808 Highway 6 South, Houston, TX 77083; 281-344-5791 To schedule large items for pick up, donors can call 281-344-5770

Fluor Corporation golf tournament set for March 26 Richard Miller, President & COO of Mammoet, is proud to join The Shaw Group as Platinum Sponsors of the 2012 Golf for Greater Houston charity golf tournament. “On behalf of Mammoet’s Board of

Management, I am proud to join Fluor in the effort to raise money for these exceptional causes, “Blessed Be Hope for Three, Inc., Austism Advocates. I have great admiration for these organizations and the services they provide.” The golf tournament, produced by employees of Fluor Corporation, will be held March

26 at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land and will benefit Hope for Three a Fort Bend based non-profit whose mission is to expand autism awareness, empower and educate families, improve early diagnosis and connect families to the care and support they deserve. Learn more at http://www. golfforgreaterhouston.org/.

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Last chance for registration for spring acting classes Spring has sprung!! Don't miss Fort Bend Theatre's acting classes beginning March 24 through May 12. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings at 2815 North Main Street in Stafford. Each session teaches stage acting techniques, including pantomime, improvisation, vocalizations, and characterization and ends with an exciting performance open to family and friends. Classes are available as follows: • 8:30-9:30 am: ages 5-7 ª 9:30-11:00 am: ages 8-12 (beginner) • 11:00 am-12:30 pm: ages 8-12 (advanced) • 12:45-2:15 pm: ages 13-18. Sessions for ages 5-7 will be 60 minutes packed with the same concepts using age appropriate materials. The cost is $100. The cost for ages 8-18 is $200. All sessions are payable by a $50 nonrefundable deposit to hold your child's place, balance must be paid in full by March 23rd. Space is limited! For more information visit the "Education" tab on the FBT website www.fortbendtheatre. com or call (281)2083333 to register today!

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Sugar Land Town Square announces auditions for Junior Superstar competition Sugar Land Town Square is pleased to announce the Sugar Land Junior Superstar competition coming this spring. Due to the popularity of its original format for contestants ages 14 and up, Sugar Land Town Square

started the Junior Superstar competition last year. The Junior version is based on the popular Sugar Land Superstar competition – an American Idol-like singing competition held each summer. Junior Superstar

spotlights the community’s younger vocal talent, and will ultimately name one winner who will be awarded a prize pack from Town Square retailers and the opportunity to perform at future Sugar Land Town Square events.

contestant must be a resident of Fort Bend County to be eligible for the competition. In addition, contestants must be at least 9 years of age at the time of audition and no older than 13 years of age at the finals on April 28. Judges will select 15 finalists to perform during the live Junior Superstar competition on Saturday, April 28 from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Plaza, which will culminate

Open auditions will be held in the Plaza of Town Square on Wednesday, March 28 from 5 – 7 p.m. All participants should be prepared to sing for 60 – 90 seconds without musical accompaniment and each

Please pray for our Free “GRE”® Practice Test to be held March 24 soldiers and their families Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct a free practice GRE® test at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library, on Saturday, March 24, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, in the Large Meeting Room of the library, which is located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land. Students will take a free full-length practice test during the session, after which the Kaplan representative will conduct a Question and Answer session. Test results will be emailed to the student within 3 business days. College graduate schools

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The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of Dr. Hector Agüero, will join with Katy’s St. Peter’s United Methodist Church Choir

Family Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., Sugar

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call Annette Howe at 281.344.5757 or email boogie@ fortbendwomenscenter.org. All proceeds raised from Boogie are used to provide free and confidential emergency shelter, counseling, crisis intervention, and other supportive services to the Fort Bend Women’s Center.

Co-Chairs Betsy Lewis and Nancy Colmenares get ready to “See the USA in Your Classic Chevrolet” with Title Sponsor Don Kerstetter of Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land


March 21, 2012 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper for Sugar Land, Richmond, Stafford, Mo City, Katy