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Judge agrees to 10 years probation, $10,000 fine SWE Assistant Principal “Taped to Wall” for worthy cause Charlene Hill murder case comes to an end By LeaAnne Klentzman deadlocked, Charlene Hill was officially said the District sentenced last Friday to 10 years Attorney‘s deferred adjudication after she Office. entered a guilty plea for the murIn 2006, after der of her husband during her years of abuse, second trial in February 2011. police reports, Hill was previously tried for the CPS referrals, Charlene Hill murder in 2009, which resulted in and domestic a mistrial when the jury became violence calls, Hill shot her hus-

band Danny Hill to death in their Pecan Grove home. She claimed self defense. From the date of his death in 2006 to 2011 when she was tried for the second time, Charlene Hill claimed she shot her husband in self defense. In the twilight hours of her second trial, she negotiated a plea deal. As a result of the plea

deal, struck while the jury was deliberating, Hill will never again be able to say the shooting was self defense. In exchange for the admission of guilt, Hill was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication probation in an agreement with prosecutors; however, Judge See CHARLENE, page 8

Baitland to served as SMSD’s Interim Superintendent By Elsa Maxey “in a learnAs of Monday, Dr. Betty ing capacBaitland has been the Interim ity,” she said. Superintendent of the Stafford According to a Municipal School District. She school official, said she spent some time last she will work week meeting with the district’s two to three departing superintendent and days a week Dr. Betty Baitland others. until Chambers Next week, Dr. Baitland leaves on April 8, his last day intends to work alongside of work, before he assumes his Superintendent H.D. Chambers, superintendent duties with the

Alief school district. “ I will be serving until June 30,” said Dr. Baitland about her interim role. A transition timeline for Chambers has been mapped out and was the topic of discussion at Monday’s special called school district board meeting. Dr. Baitland, whose appointment was announced last week, worked with FBISD for 30 years and served as the district’s super-

intendent from 2001- 2006. In her role as Interim Superintendent with SMSD, she will no doubt be in the midst of a $49.9 million bond package proposal for four propositions that the school district will place on the May ballot for voting. In the meantime, the Stafford school board is seeking a permanent replacement for Chambers, See BAITLAND, page 8

Residents at odds over three times more residential units

Imperial apartment project plans opposed Settlers Way Elementary School students raised approximately $3,653 for cancer research and services to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program. To reward the students for their efforts, the school’s assistant principal, Brenda Perkins, agreed to have students duct-tape her to a wall in the school’s cafeteria. What a good sport!

By Elsa Maxey Some Sugar Land residents are saying that Johnson Development came into this deal knowing a general plan was already in existence for the Imperial redevelopment project. “I say, keep the original plan with no changes,”

Fort Bend ISD reps Austin bound By Elsa Maxey It looks like even though some Rainy Day funds may go to education, public schools will continue to be underfunded by almost $8 billion. “Do no harm” messages will be conveyed to Austin legislators by the Fort Bend Independent School District as school representatives make plans to go to Austin on Saturday, April 30, “to be heard again,” said FBISD board president Sonal Bhuchar. Among the messages are dip into the state’s Rainy Day Fund, delay a new STAARS Accountability Program required of school districts, and make education a priority. State legislators have been working at balancing their budget since January and they recently heard “It’s raining” chants from teachers, students and others from throughout the state carrying umbrellas in a “Save Texas Schools” march. They were pressing the use of the estimated $9.4 billion Rainy

Day fund for its intended unexpected revenue shortfall use, which got a response, but only for about $2 billion of the fund, according to reports. On Friday, FBISD announced the placement of “talking points” and other information to be updated weekly on its website, fortbendisd.com, about the budget for those wishing to call on their state representatives about public education cuts. Budget shortfalls discussed by the Texas Legislature are only about the Maintenance and Operations Budget, accounting for employee salaries and benefits, utilities, supplies and materials, according to FBISD. Within the next few weeks, the board will begin its budget deliberations for the upcom-

Praise the Lord and pass the gravy!

By Elsa Maxey Your voting precinct could change, but not until next year. This Thursday, Fort Bend County will hold a special meeting of the commissioner’s court at 3 p.m. on redistricting the county’s political boundaries. It will be for receiving information, evaluating demographics and possibly taking action along these lines. An initial assessment of Fort Bend County has been provided to the county by Austin law firm Allison, Bass & Associates, LLP, which is assisting with measures to comply with federal law following the 2010 Census. Fort Bend County, second fastest growing and tenth largest county in Texas, underwent 65.1 percent growth between 2000 and 2010,

By LeaAnne Klentzman

The Gravy Train is roll’n and claims to be scattering some coins at the Big Guy’s house. That’s right, seems our little buddy who has been running for sheriff, you know, since a month after the current Sheriff took office again in 2009, well, that “chief deputy” is having a crawfish boil and libation celebration. See PRAISE, page 8

states Diana Miller on a website she owns that protests the project. Miller, by the way, is running for city council against the incumbent District 1 Councilmember Don Smith, who has also expressed concerns about down scaling the number of multi-family units. “I will work to achieve a workable solution,” he said to the District 1 residents in a communication. “The site should be attractive and pleasant, plus spur economic

ing school year. It will take into account the elimination of 300 positions, those voluntary resignations with a 10 percent incentive package. “We may be forced to reduce some workforce positions and eliminate By Elsa Maxey some programs to create the In addition to the mayor’s 2011-12 budget,” stated board office, all six council seats president Bhuchar and some are on the ballot and up for believe this may already be tak- election in May in the City ing place. A source tells the "Star" that Austin High School has been told its fine arts department will be subject to cuts. Ironically, the school’s marching band, part of the fine arts program, will have been honored on Monday by the school board for an impressive Vincent Morales Susan Kroll Euton 9th place win out of about 90 bands in a recent completion. See FBISD, page 8

growth for the north side commonly referred as Old Sugar Land,” said Smithers. Both Miller and Smithers live in the district where the project is proposed and Miller’s house is located back-toback with the project. While the review process for the project is in its early stages, it is no doubt in community input mode. A meeting held this Monday evening at Sugar Land’s Community Center

turned out close to 300 residents, mostly from Sugar Mill. Johnson Development was reported to be a no show. Miller tells the "Star" that the meeting was actually organized by Sugar Mill resident Alice Hillman who had concerns about the project. “She contacted Don Smithers after the initial Johnson Development meeting of Feb. 17,” said Miller. What followed See IMPERIAL, page 9

Rosenberg May 14 election

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of Rosenberg. Seventy-three year old incumbent Mayor Joe Gurecky will not seek reelection after having served 15 years in public office. Two of the six council posi-

tions are unopposed and the candidates running in those are the incumbents. The mayor’s office has two candidates in the running, one of them is currently serving on the city council.

Mayor Two candidates have filed for the mayor’s office. Vincent Morales, 55, is a local small business owner. He has lived in Rosenberg for over eight years. This is Morales’ first run for public office.

Susan Kroll Euton, 53, is a financial manager and has held the city’s Councilor At Large Position 1 since 2009. Euton has lived in Rosenberg for 28 years. See additional candidates and photos on page 8

2nd Annual Empty Bowls Benefit

Fort Bend County begins census-mandated redistricting and it is now at 585,375. County Judge Bob Hebert had announced the likelihood of redistricting earlier this year. Now with the initial assessment based on population data, it substantiates the county’s legal obligation to redistrict the Commissioners Court precincts this year. Following additional required steps, including the review of the county’s plan by the Department of Justice, a final adopted plan will be in place for the 2012 elections and those that will follow. Regarding the size of the precincts using a formula, the total maximum population deviation is 71.96 percent between the current largest and smallest precincts in Fort Bend County. See CENSUS, page 8

East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Inc. will be hosting the 2nd Annual Empty Bowls Benefit Dinner on Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Sugar Land Baptist Church. Empty Bowls 2011 tickets are $25 per person. For tickets or more information contact Connie Esposito at Connie@ HumanNeeds.org or 281-261-4902. Shown are the Empty Bowls 2011 Committee members with the hand painted bowls. For ticket information, call 281-261-4902.


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A blind pig finds an acorn.... Every once in a while, the Fort Bend County sheriff’s department gets an asset forfeiture whereby someone breaking the law has their property confiscated by law enforcement. It’s usually drug money, or cars or homes owned by some drug dealer. The money is split up among various agencies and can only be spent by a law enforcement agency. Recently, the Fort Bend Sheriff’s department came into a $25,000 asset forfeiture. Usually, Fort Bend Sheriff’s officials

spend the money foolishly anyway like buying some department head a souped up vehicle and claiming they are using it for “training” purposes or they buy some other skating-on -the-edgeof-legality item. I don’t know if they have ever spent the money wisely, like buying bullet proof vests or a patrol car. No, they act like the money is “found” money to be used like they want. But the recent $25,000 purchase takes the cake. The department ordered 500 copies at $5 per copy of a DVD that tells you

how to protect your children from internet predators. A commendable purchase by the sheriff’s department except that the front and back cover of the countypaid-for DVD features a large picture of Chief Deputy Craig Brady on the front and a smaller picture of him and his wife on the back. Yes, this is the much-younger wife who was working under his command as a jailer, whom he got pregnant and divorced his other wife, mother of four of his children to whom he had been married for 28 years. Although the cover does not say “Vote for me for Sheriff,” it might as well as he is shown with all the badges associated with his office and with his arms crossed over his hiked up leg and showing his monogrammed boots. There is no political disclaimer, and why should there be because the DVD was paid with county funds, not political funds. A more appropriate image on

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2011 Grafting clinic Texas AgriLife Extension Service will present this clinic Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., John White’s Place, 34527 Fulshear Farms Rd., Fulshear. $10 per person. Call Kim to register at 281-633-7029. Spring Fling Lakeview Elementary PTA will host this spring fling Carnival Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festivities will include games, food, vendors, silent auction & more! Lakeview Elementary is located at 314 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land. Gifts Galore at Greatwood Craft Show This 10th annual rain or shine features over 100 vendors. Local restaurants will be on-site for breakfast or lunch, Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission free & strollers welcome. Portion of proceeds benefits LEAF. Call 281-937-0296 or giftsgaloregreatwood@yahoo.com for more information. APRIL 3 The Imperial Concert Series Imperial Performing Arts presents The Imperial Concert Series “Trios - Music for your Soul”, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, to be performed by members of the Houston Symphony, Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m., and Monday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., The Imperial Theatre, Sugar Land Town Square, 2210 Lone Star Drive. Tickets $20 adults, $10 students, faculty, seniors (55+), and military, call 281277-7444 or the imperial.org. APRIL 4 Disaster volunteer meeting The American Red Cross will hold the volunteer meeting Monday, April 4, 6:30 p.m., 2610 BF Terry Blvd., Rosenberg. For interested individuals or groups who want to get involved in disaster services. For more info cegan@ghac.org or call Caroline at 281-342-9480.

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especially in the Rocky Mountains. Con was an avid reader with eclectic literary tastes. He loved cats and rescued many strayed and injured cats. Con is survived by a son, Raymond Dewayne Druschke; daughter-in-law, Toni Jo Druschke; grandchildren, Andrew, Montana, and Cody of Diana, TX; brother, Michael Wayne Singleton of Meadows Place, TX; sister-in-law, Connie Singleton of Meadows Place, TX; brother, Charles David Singleton of Granite Shoals, TX; nephew, Joshua Wayne Singleton and wife, Tyra Hill Singleton of Conroe, TX; and niece, Monica May Singleton Williams and husband Clay Williams, and children, James, Kassandra, Luciano, and Maggie of Rockport, TX. Mike and Connie would like to thank everyone at the VA Medical Center, Sto Nino Home Health, Silverado Hospice for their wonderful care of Con. We would especially like to thank Caryn Jaetzold for her loving care of Con and help and concern for us during his illness. A Memorial Service was held at 10:00 AM, on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Sugar Grove Church of Christ, 11600 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Earthman Southwest Chapel, 281-240-3300.

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and Needs of a GT Student and How Parents Can Work With Them” will be held Thursday, April 7, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., social & overview of PACE with light snacks 6-7 p.m., presentation 8 p.m., FBISD Administrative Annex- Main Auditorium, 3119 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land. For info call 281-565-3124 or GT Dept. at 281-634-1121. ONGOING Ongoing Book Sale Friends of Missouri City Library meet the 4th Tuesday, 7 p.m., each month. There is an ongoing book sale in the lobby. Books & magazines are accepted daily. Contributions are tax deductible. Adult ESL classes available The Vineyard Church, 5015 Grove West Blvd., Stafford, will hold these classes Monday & Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information call Literacy Council of Fort Bend at 281-240-8181 or 281-240-8463 or email

APRIL 5 Research you family history George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond will present 2 programs to help the beginner. Tuesday, April 5, 10 a.m. and Tuesday, April12, 10 a.m. Both held in the computer lab. For more info call 281-341-2608. American Red Cross First Aid Learn American Red Cross Community first aid with CPR adult, child & infant Tuesday, April 5, & Thursday, April 7, 6-10:30 p.m. Pre-registration required at www.houstonredcross.org or call Shia at 281-342-9480. APRIL 6 Quilt Guild to meet Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild will meet Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Missouri City, 3900 Lexington. Marcie Kaylakie will present “Texas Quilts and Quilters”. Anyone is invited to attend. Family Law workshop Fort Bend Lawyers CARE will hold this workshop Wednesday, April 6, 6:30-8 p.m., Child Advocates of Fort Bend office, 5403 Avenue N, Rosenberg. Bring court orders with you if you have any. The workshop is for advice & counsel only. For more info 281-239-0015. Food manager certification Texas AgriLife Ext. Service to hold this course Wed., April 6, & Thursday, April 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Course fee $115. Deadline to register March 29, Call 281342-3034 for more info. “Research the Right Way” series Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City, will hold this series beginning Wed., April 6, 6 p.m. The series will help students learn how to identify internet resources, access journal articles and more. For more info call 281-238-2900 or visit library. APRIL 7 Passion for Fashion style show Sugar Creek Country Club Women’s Assoc. will host this fashion accessories show by Charming Charlie and luncheon Thursday, April 7, 11 a.m., 420 Sugar Creek Blvd., Sugar Land. Reservations necessary for members & guests at 281-494-5065. Bring nonperishable for food pantry. Free Legal Line Fort Bend Lawyers CARE will hold its free legal line Thursday, April 7, 2-5 p.m. Legal Line is available to low income Ft. Bend residents. Legal Line is for advice & counsel only. Call 281239-0015 for more info. Quail Valley Quails to host style show Thursday, April 7, 10 a.m., Quail Valley Grill. Social hours first followed by style show. For luncheon reservations call Terry Colley at 281-438-6234 or tcolley@sbcglobal.net. PACE and FBISD Gifted & Talented Dept. A free presentation titled “Nature

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investigate the conditions facing Holocaust victims. The lesson examined the progression of events leading to the Holocaust and supported reasons why the Holocaust should be studied in today’s classrooms. Through website images, students learned about the initial labeling and classification of Jewish people. They also received realtime testimonies from Holocaust survivors through videoconferencing technology. Thanks to the Vanderbuilt University Virtual School, Sartartia made the best use of videoconferencing technology to enhance learning by connecting students and teachers to experts.

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community news TLC for Trees attracts more than 25 volunteers More than 100 young live oak trees received some “TLC” (tender loving care) during the city’s first ever “Tree L. C.” event on Feb. 19. Volunteers from local high schools, the Mayors Youth Advisory Council and Serve Sugar Land spent the day at Lost Creek Park clearing vegetation, pruning and mulching around the young trees. Volunteers planted the live oak trees in 2009 during Trees Across Sugar Land. The oaks were donated by Keep Sugar Land Beautiful through a Half Price Books/Keep Texas Beautiful Replant Texas Grant. They were planted among existing natural creek vegetation along the trail near Oyster Creek to supplement the tree canopy along the creek and replace trees as a result of Hurricane Ike. Pruning competing vegetation away from the trees and

achievement each year. The award consists of a laminated plaque containing a citation signed by the Chief of Naval Education and Training, and a biographical statement of the award’s namesake. In addition, the cadet winning the Gilliam Academic Achievement Award will receive a cash award of $1,000. Even though it is not an essay writing contest, all contestants are required to submit a 500750 word essay. This years’ topic: “The Navy JROTC has helped me develop a clear understanding of the necessity of good citizenship”. In addi-

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Kathrin James of First Colony Middle School was honored by The Exchange Club of Sugar Land as Citizen of the Month. She is an 8th grade student/athlete/musician. In addition to her outstanding academic accomplishments, she is a member of the FCMS Volleyball and Basketball teams and she performs with the Sugar Land Girls Softball Team. She plays bassoon in the FCMS Band auditioning and winning All-Region Band and Orchestra honors. She volunteers with PALS and The Girl Scouts as well as teaching Sunday school at her church.

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adding mulch at their bases will help prepare the trees for spring. Additional “Tree L. C.” projects will take place throughout the year at several City parks.

Clements NJROTC Commander wins Jospeh C. Gillman award

Clements High School senior, Cadet Lieutenant Commander Christine LoPiccolo, was recently recog- Christine LoPiccolo nized during the Texas State NJROTC Drill Competition at Texas A & M as the recipient of the Joseph C. Gilliam Academic Achievement Award. The award recognizes one Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Clements Stars Dance Team placed at Regional Competition for both cadet for outstanding academic Duets and Solos at the Competition held February 26 at Austin High School. Winners were: 1st place for duet Chrissy Dillon and Tori Fortenberry, 3rd Place duet was Jessie Pople and Christina Triggs. Junior solo finalists were Kaylen Parker, Christina Triggs, and Jessie Pople. Christina Triggs received 1st place for Junior Soloist and Jessie Pople 2nd place Junior Soloist. Senior Solo Finalist was Chrissy Dillon, who place 5th. Pictured: Top, Chrissy Dillon; bottom, Tori Fortenberry.

Noah Ainsworth of Sugar Land Middle School was honored by The Exchange Club of Sugar Land as Citizen of the Month. He likes algebra and social studies. He is in the ART club. He belongs to PALS and mentors students at Sugar Mill Elementary School. Noah's favorite sport is football. He plays defensive end and wants to play in the NFL someday.  If his football plans are not met, he would like to become an architect.  

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Printers, Copiers, fax machines, scanners; • Toner cartridges; Wires and cables; • Networking equipment; • Telephone systems and cell phones; • Batteries (laptop batteries, AA, AAA, D, etc. batteries); • Monitors; • Plasma/ LCD televisions; • Motherboards; • Hard drives; • Floppy drives and • Power supplies. Tube televisions; appliances (microwaves, blenders, refrigerators, washers and dryers, etc.); car batteries; and stainless steel will not be accepted. Residents will also have the opportunity to bring their paper, CDs, DVDs and floppy discs for shredding by Shred Pro Services, a document destruction and recycling company.   The shredded material will be recycled after the event. The Fort Bend County Women’s Center will accept donations of clothing and household items for resale at the County’s PennyWise Resale locations. The recycling collection event will follow these guidelines: • Residents must remain in their vehicles at all times. • Walk-ups will not be accepted. • City staff will remove items from vehicles. • Residents will not be able to watch their documents get shredded. • Containers used to transport items and papers will not be returned. For more information, contact 281-275-2450.

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MISSOURI CITY QV Proud Hotline WHAT IS THE “CLUB” ON CARTWRIGHT? The Princess Diana Boys & Girls Club is a daycare center, not a club. LOCATIONS FOR PARTIES? It’s that time of the year for graduation celebrations. In the Quail Valley area contact: (1) QV East club house at qveast@yahoo.com (2) QV GRILLE (El Dorado @ La Quinta Klewis@missouricitytx.gov (3) Meadowcreek Club House (La Quinta @ Cartwright) buddysnyder 2002@yahoo.com . WHO PICKS UP MY TRASH? In Quail Valley you need to contact your HOA. Each HOA selects and contracts for its HOA residents. If you do not know the contact information for your HOA then Call PROUD at 281-438-8371 or Email QVPROUD@aol.com. OTHER PICKUP ISSUES? You need to have the name and phone number of the Company that services your area. Post it on your fridge where you can find it in a moment’s notice. IF YOUR TRASH WAS OVERLOOKED OR YOUR ENTIRE STREET? It is best to call ASAP before the trucks leave the subdivision. Some companies have an open line on Saturdays until noon. IS MILDEW ON HOUSES

A VIOLATION? Contact your HOA and/or the CITY at 281403-8560 and leave the address. POWER OUTAGES? Contact the Police/Fire “nonemergency” number (281-4038700). Or go to www.quailvalleyproud.com for contact information and click on “Utilities” in upper right hand corner of home page. STREET LIGHT OUTAGES? Same as previous question. MISSOURI CITY RECYCLABLE (“Drop-Off”) CENTER? 1919 Scanlin Road, (behind CITY Hall which is on FM 2234. Call 281-403-8645 for additional information OR www. missouricitytx.gov . WHAT NOT TO BRING? Call first so you won’t waste your time. NO washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, tires, trash, business waste, medical waste, etc. QUAIL VALLEY NEWS. Email your name/address to: ViewsNewsList@aol.com DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? Email the PROUD HOTLINE at QVProud@aol.com. I will “promptly” email you the answers. FOR “FAQs” www.quailvalleyproud.com/faqs.php

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Missouri City key zoning ordinances set for review on April 13 On Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, the Missouri City Planning and Zoning Commission is set to review and receive public input on three key zoning ordinances: • Outside placement of materials, merchandise, equipment; Outside sales and services for commercial businesses • Architectural Standards • Public Utilities Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend the meeting and share feedback. The nine-member Commission is analyzing the laws to help ensure the City continues to maintain its high-quality standards for community regulations and development. Staff is also contacting local businesses for comment and has advertised a public notice on the issues and upcoming meeting in local newspapers. “The visual appearance of our community is a priority with City officials and residents,” said Director of Development Services Gary Smith. “We regularly examine our development requirements

to assure they produce the aesthetics our citizens and businesses expect.” Missouri City is respected state- and nationwide for its adherence to superior codes by utilizing strict ordinances and regulations. For its commitment to premium development requirements for public spaces such as roadways, parks and open expanses, the City earned a bronze designation from the Scenic City Certification Program. Scenic City, a project started in 2010 to combine a comprehensive set of model standards into one program, awarded inaugural certificates to 14 cities, including the “Show Me City”. Missouri City received top scores for its dedication to improving residents’  quality of life through the visual appeal of streetscapes,  a wide variety of amenities in city parks and strong regulations governing signs. The program also recognized  the City’s emphasis on the removal of litter and graffiti. Overall, the City’s initiatives have resulted in increased economic develop-

Registration deadline draws near for citizens’ police & fire academy Missouri City’s Citizens’ Police & Fire Academy begins April 12 and will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Missouri City Public Safety Headquarters, 3849 Cartwright Rd. Registration deadline is April 8. The free, six-week academy offers instruction in traffic laws and criminal law; lessons in a firearms training simulator, a motor vehicle extrication using the jaws-of-life, the principles of CPR, a live fire demonstration, a staged SWAT operation, a Dive Rescue Team demonstration, building searches, and crime scene investigations.

Applications are available at Public Safety Headquarters or on the city’s website by clicking on the “For Residents” tab, selecting “Forms and Applications” and scrolling down to “Citizens Police & Fire Academy Application”. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and either live or work in Missouri City. After completing the academy, members will be eligible to join the Missouri City Police & Fire Auxiliary and/or the Citizen’s Response Team. For more information, please call Community Liaison Officer Dan Flagg at 281-403-8705.

ment and property values. Following the public hearing by the Planning and Zoning Commission, a final report will be submitted to City Council for approval and adoption. The Council meetings will also include public hearings for

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Missouri City cleared 381 warrants and netted $86,749 during a Statewide Warrant Roundup from February 19 through March 13. The collections include monies paid for fines, court costs and bonds. With the amount of jail time served, known as face value, the City’s roundup effort totaled more than $141,000. Most of the 381 warrants that were resolved involved traffic cases. One notable offense, an alcohol-related case dating back to 1998, was among those cleared. One example of a small fine that ballooned to a large amount because it was left unpaid until the warrant roundup is that of an initial $164 fine for an individual who was cited for driving without a license. After fees, failure to pay and entering a plea in court, the defendant owed a total of $317.20. Haney said examples like this are the reason the City urges people who have out-

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Seniors Love Life at Plantation at Quail Valley Seniors looking for an affordable, luxurious apartment home can find an ideal choice with Plantation at Quail Valley, an active seniorliving community in Missouri City, for those 55 years and better. Residents will find a lovely gated community with state- of- the- art amenities, beautiful sparkling pool and spa, social activities, catered lunches, free transportation, planned trips, bingo, bridge, Bible study, “Wednesday Lunch On Us”, games night and “Saturday at the Movies.” Residents also can relax on their private patios and balconies that over look the beautiful court yards. The Plantation at Quail Valley offers spacious one and two bedroom “All Bills Paid”/ apartments starting from $965-$1,592. Meal Options Let the professional and dedicated staff Call for Details help you enjoy the “Finer Things In Life” at the Plantation at Quail Valley.

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standing warrants to take care of them as soon as possible. “The sad part is if they had just taken care of the fines when we first sent out letters before they were in warrant, the cost would have been much less. They decided not to act on letters from the City or the collection agency; and some also received letters from the Texas Department of Public Safety,” Haney said. “Sooner or later, the fine will have to be paid, because the Department of Public Safety will not renew a driver’s license for those who have outstanding warrants.” In 2010, Missouri City cleared 281 warrants and netted $63,000 during the warrant roundup. With the amount of jail time served, the City’s sweep totaled more than $100,000.

individuals who want to comment on the issues. For updates, please watch the City’s website, www.missouricitytx.gov, and Missouri City Television (Channel 16 on Comcast and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse.)

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Missouri City, respected for its high-quality standards for community regulations and development, invites residents to provide feedback on three key zoning ordinances on April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 1522 Texas Parkway.

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Q. V. Proud (QVP) President Floyd Emery and  QVP Vice President Bob Mayo present a donation check to William OCampo, Director of Sponsorships for the Missouri City Soccer Association (formerly Q. V. Soccer Association), which will  fund a one year entry fee scholarship to a player of the Association's choice.  Also pictured are two players Jorge Cruz and Franklin Flores.

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COMMONWEALTH PARK – Come & enjoy this Backyard Oasis w/Waterview, Greenbelt & Huge Diving Pool. No Backyard Neighbors! Oversized covered Lanai w/ceiling fan & decorative tile flooring. Interior features: fresh paint & carpet (6/2010). Updated gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops & dble ovens. Open kitchen concept family rm w/rich hardwood floors & dry bar. Lg gamerm w/room for media & pool table. Study w/wall of oak built-in desk & shelves. Updated A/C’s, furnaces, roof & water heaters. Back of house has Hardi. $364,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM42HS)

COMMONWEALTH PARK – Fabulous Perry Home in desired neighborhood! Oversized grand entry! Open concept floorplan. Large spacious formals w/double crown molding & custom drapes. Family w/open Kitchen concept. Fam. rm w/surround sound. Kitchen w/tons of cabinets & rich granite countertops & built-in desk. Refrig./Washer/Dryer & Freezer stay. Lg. utility rm. Oversize master bedrm. w/plenty of room for a sitting area. Exec. master bath w/6ft. whirlpool tub & sep. shower. His & hers walk-in closets. $319,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3719ST)

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BRIDGEWATER – Gorgeous Home & View! Located on a Cul-de-Sac street, close to elementary school. Grand entrance w/extended marble floors leading to formals. Open kitchen concept to family room w/gas logged fireplace. French doors leading to sunroom/downstairs gameroom or study overlooking a sculpted sports pool/spa. Gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops. Recent Paint. Roof (2009) w/ridge vents,Hardiplank Siding. Sprinkler sys. Great Location! $330,000 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM4819WC)

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GREATWOOD FOREST – Grand Stately Executive Perry on Lg. cul-de-sac street. No back neighbors! Extra designer touches include fluted & crown moldings, tons of built-ins, lg. 18’’ tile floors & recent paint, new shower, updated kitchen w/granite countertops, 5 burner thermador pop up cooktop on lg. island. SS dishwasher & microwave. Open concept w/wall of windows overlooking 2 decks recently stained,one with pergola cover w/ceiling fan by huge sparking pool, w/extra green space. Extra lighting,sprkler system & alarm $375,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7934AT)

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SETTLERS PARK - Beautifully Updated brick 1-story home w/high vaulted ceilings in lg. living room. Fresh inter./exter. paint (7/10). Fresh neutral light tan plush carpet (7/10). Freshly installed lg. tile floors in kit. & baths (7/10). Updated appls: Stainless steel Kenmore Dishwasher & Gas free standing Tappan oven/range (black & white in color). Two dining area & breakfast bar. Walk-in pantry. Freshly installed 2’’ blinds (7/10). Master w/2 walkin closest w/shelves. Master bath w/2 sinks. Lg. covered patio. $129,000 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM3039MO)

GREATWOOD ARBOR – Stunning showcase home from beginning to end! Grand 2 story entry w/curved staircase. Customs built-ins thru-out. Dble French doors to study. Lg living rm w/soaring ceilings, built-in entertain. ctr. Open concept kit. w/island, SS appls., convec. microwave & tons of cabinets & counter space. Brkfast rm overlooking extend. cov. patio w/lush landscaping. Hg exec. master ste w/sitting area & grand bath w/hg walk-in closet w/fabulous built-ins! Lg gamerm. up. J&J bath.Plantation Shutters, Must See! $364,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7618TR)

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SIENNA PLANTATION/VILLAS – Exquisite Village Patio Home w/Courtyard Entry to Private Guest Quarters. Open Concept Floor Plan. Tons of hardwood flooring, 2’’ blinds & vaulted ceilings. Gourmet Style kitchen w/ oversized island & abundance of cabinets! Private library w/built-ins. Spacious Liv. Rm. w/wall of transom windows & French Doors to covered patio. Oversized master bedrm. Dramatic master bath w/whirlpool tub beneath stately columns w/archway. Huge wooded backyard w/covered patio,perfect for a pool. Alarm & Sprklr sys. $272,500. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3318CH)

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SEVEN MEADOWS • Gorgeous, Immaculate home on corner lot near park & pool! Gorgeous hardwood plank floors in entry, dining, den, kit/brk. Fresh paint, brick & stone exterior. Covered patio. Extra attic space in garage, plantation shutters, butlers pantry & space for wine cooler. 2 Br down & 2 up. Media rm & game rm up. $296,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

SUGAR CREEK • Lovely 4 bedrm home in prestigious Sugar Creek Golf Course Community. 2 Story den w/floor to ceiling windows & fireplace. Granite island kitchen. Lrg breakfast rm overlooking pool. Huge upstairs gamreoom & study, upstairs deck overlooking pool. High ceilings, slate tile floors, crown molding, ceiling fans. You just add your personal tastes to make this your home! $369,000. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938.

MEADOW BEND PARK ESTATES • THIS LOT IS BEING SOLD TOGETHER WITH LOT MLS# 84015854. Together, they are ideal opportunity for investors and developers. Perfect location for your business, office, restaurant. FM 2218 is one of the main roads going to Needville and Pleak. Close to Hwy 59, Richmond, Sugar Land. Low tax rate of 1.79% $200,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102

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SUGAR CREEK: One-story Patio Home; Cul-de-sac Lot w/Views of Golf Course & Greenbelt; Silestone Counters; Sun Rm; Study; 3/2.1/2. $229,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (37WE)

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Beautiful golf course views, shade trees, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, Corian counters & bath surfaces, energy-saving windows. Updated a/c, heat & roof. $161,500. Master down, great closets, built-ins, huge greatroom. Ceiling fans. (4022GB)

Spacious home on quiet tree-lined street. Updated a/c & heat, windows, cooktop – delightful home ready for you. Formals plus den. Covered patio, kids’ swing set & breakfast area. Big rooms & closets. Getting new carpet. $179,900 for sale, $1700 for lease. (3307PB)

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This former Plantation model home is picture perfect and has upgrades galore! Entry, formals and family room have gorgeous scraped wood flooring. Kitchen has granite & huge island. Sunroom is adjacent to breakfast area. Family room has stone fireplace and built-ins. Custom draperies throughout. Large gameroom and 4 bedrooms up. Garage has extension for extra storage. Front and back yards professionally landscaped. Across the street from Brushy Lakes pool, park & fitness center! (10523HT)

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This Perry Home, located in desireable Secret Forest subdivision, is pristine! The home is beautifully appointed upstairs and down. The gourmet kitchen has beautiful granite and great cabinet and counter space. Upgraded flooring includes oversized tile, laid on the diagonal, in the extended entry and kitchen and beautiful wide plank hardwoods in the study and dining room. Oversized lot has extended driveway & detached 3 car garage. Home is walking distance to lake & Scanlan Oaks Elementary. (8922SR)

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This 5 bedroom Trendmaker Home is located on desireable Snowy Owl Loop. Close to elementary school & Camp Sienna. Home is beautifully appointed and has all the bells & whistles of a Trendmaker. Gourmet kitchen has maple cabinets & granite countertops. Faux painting adds a decorator touch. Floorplan has 2 bedrooms down & 3 up, formal dining, & gameroom with built-ins. California closets, laundry chute & pass through from laundry to master closet are nice extras. Hidden storage room is a bonus! (8838SO)

This unique custom home is situated in The Peninsulas, a quiet waterfront community located on Lake Olympia. The home has fabulous views of the lake, from almost every room. All living areas have wood or marble flooring and rich mahogony paneling. Beautiful granite countertops are found in the kitchen, baths and multiple wet bars throughout the house. You will enjoy the lake, from the deck in the backyard. Close to schools, shopping & Ft. Bend Tollway! (2631PE)

ORCHARD LAKE ESTATES – 5+/4.5/2, Model-like home in gated community features stunning grand entry, circular wrought iron stairway, dual masters downstairs, huge gourmet kitchen, stainless appliances, formals with hardwoods, covered balcony. $420,000 (13414SB) STRATFORD PARK – 3/2/2, Charming onestory, great floor plan with spacious island kitchen adjoining the den, generously sized master bedroom suite, beautiful landscaping, recent roof, elegant arched doorways, pleasant community with good schools. $146,000 (3310SP)

RIVERSTONE – 3/2.5/2, Exquisite town home in gated community with granite island kitchen, backsplash, custom cabinetry, wrought iron banister, stone dual fireplace, molding, built-ins, beautiful architectural details, prime location, maintenance-free living. $245,000 (4210ST)

new listing This pristine one-story home, in Southern Colony, has it all! The floor plan has 4 bedrooms, a formal dining room and a study. Upgraded Frieze carpet throughout was an $8K update! The kitchen will please the most discriminating of cooks! It has lots of cabinets and counterspace, as well as a large island. Backyard has an extended deck & covered patio. Close to Ft. Bend Tollroad, FM 521 & Hwy. 6. (202LA)

NEW LANDSCAPING MAKES THIS THE BEST BARGAIN IN FORT BEND! Just remodeled and landscaped! Large house in Quail Valley with guest/maid quarters. New paint-every room and most drawers and cabinets. New carpet and tile in both the main house and guest house. New granite countertops in kitchen, new sinks, new cooktops and new double oven. House has both formals and 3-5 bedrooms with 2 bedrooms down. Guest quarters has 2-3 bedrooms plus living room with cathedral ceiling. Also 2 car garage and swimming pool. Call Becky Faust 713-8289007 (3003CA)

COMMONWEALTH – 4+/3.5/2, Stately Perry in desirable neighborhood, unbelievable master bath, California closets, secondary bedroom with built-ins & Murphy bed, stainless appliances, updated kitchen, energy efficient windows, heated pool, spa, & pool bath. $410,000 (14ST)

DOVE COUNTRY – 4/2/2, Adorable movein ready home, fully updated, new paint, carpet, cabinets, flooring, A/C unit, fans, and much, much more; large backyard with custom deck and extra space perfect for entertaining, quiet tree-lined street. $115,000 (2619CB)


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Bedding plant sale, a band fundraiser Students have order forms, due back April 1st. Showcase dinner/auction on April 14th and a new fundraiser on April 16th. On April 16th we have an electronics recycle day. Any used electronics other than TVs can be dropped off at Clements from 8 AM to 1PM. We all have used computers, cell phones, printers anything electronic we want to move and get rid of. Please start looking at what you have laying around the house. I know I have printers I need to get rid of. These last fundraisers are critical for our band program right now. We will face budget difficulties next year due to the Texas Legislature. The Clements Band Boosters recently spent nearl $13500 on badly needed instruments on top of the purchase of a new drumline for the fall season. Some of our most basic services covered by the school

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At Large Position 1 Three candidates are running for this position. The incumbent, Susan Kroll Euton, is running for mayor and will be vacating this council seat. Laurie Orsak Cook, 44, is an accounts payable supervisor. She has lived in Rosenberg all her life and is seeking a council position for the first time.

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SURVEY: Development of SMSD Superintendent Profile The SMSD School Board would like assistance with the development of a profile to assess superintendent candidates. An electronic survey at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/ WEB22C4YSXWWHT/ is available to the community to assist with this effort and the confidential results will be sent to Arrow Educational Services. The link is also located on the home page of the district web-site, www.staffordmsd.org . The deadline for survey submission is Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Thank you for supporting SMSD.

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ning for the position currently held by Waline Sebesta, who is not seeking re-election. Cynthia McConathy, 51, is retired. She has lived in Rosenberg for 44 years. MCconathy previously ran for another council position in 2009 and did not win. This is the first time she seeks this council position. George A. Zepeda, Sr., 62, is retired. He has lived in Rosenberg for 20 years and seeks the council position for the first time. Cowboy Bill, 64, is a substitute teacher. A resident of Rosenberg for over 15 years, Bill ran for council in 2009 for another position and did not win. This is his first bid for this council seat. District 1 Only one candidate has filed for this office.

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Juan Salazar, 48, is a business owner. The incumbent candidate for office, he is running for re-election unopposed for District 1 in which he has served since 2009. Salazar has lived in Rosenberg for over 14 years. District 2 For this district council position, the incumbent will face one opponent. Joe G. Segura, 58, works for TxDOT. He is the incumbent candidate running for re-election who has served on city council since 1992. Segura has lived in Rosenberg for 54 years. Eric Ramirez, 27, is a sales consultant. He has lived in Rosenberg for over 5 years and is seeking the council office for the first time. District 3 There are two candidates seek-

Fort Bend ISD reps Austin bound................................ from page 1 Clements High School reportedly was also informed last week that it would be losing up to three positions in its fine arts department. For Austin High School, this may be more of an issue since those agitated by fine arts cuts say that the athletics department appears to remain untouched and yet it has a football team known for the most losses in the district. Arts against athletics may be a classic theme about to be revisited. At press time, the response for confirming these cuts by FBISD had not been received. In the meantime, both staff and community members are being asked to stay informed by attending the district’s board budget workshops held before school

board meetings. Questions from the public continue to surface about whether any of the FBISD budget cutbacks will also apply to administrative positions. The school district said that it has now has a website posting with the breakdown of the 87 percent budget amount spent on salary and benefits by job category resulting from requests. With the limited use of the Rainy Day fund as it now stands, reports indicate that it may look like lawmakers may have to cut items such as full-day pre-kindergarten, teacher incentive pay, and other school programs. FBISD’s 2011-2012 school year budget must be approved by June 30.

Fort Bend County begins censusmandated redistricting!................. from page 1 It is a far cry from 10 percent, the ceiling determining the legal obligation to redraw political boundaries. So, there’s a need to redistrict the county’s political boundaries and it’s to achieve what is called the “one-person-one-vote” numerical balance between the four commissioners court precincts. The changes will serve to comply with the Voting Rights Act and applicable state and federal laws. State law does not require county election precincts to conform to those election precincts of indepen-

dent school districts, but they may need to be factored into the redistricting process since some school board members are elected from single member districts. Cities in Fort Bend County which use single member election precincts for city council positions may also be considered in the determination of the county election precincts. As this process continues, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court will be holding public meetings to review and consider a final plan for the mandated redistricting.

Charlene Hill murder case comes to an end......................from page 1 James Shoemake determined the conditions of probation during the sentencing hearing. “As part of the agreement, the defendant must serve at least five years of her probation before she can request the term of probation to be shortened," Judge Shoemake ruled. Judge Shoemake also assessed a $10,000 fine, 600 hours of community service, domes-

tic violence counseling and the Prison for a Day Program. He also ordered Hill to have no contact with her deceased husband’s brothers or mother, and her own son, Jeremy Hill. The defendant will also be part of the probation department’s mental health caseload which results in stricter monitoring than a normal probation, said a spokesperson for the District Attorney’s Office.

Baitland to served as SMSD’s Interim Superintendent..............................from page 1 who worked for the district since 2006. It has asked the community to assist in the development of a profile for assessing superintendent candidates and has provided a confidential survey due April 6, which can be also found on the school district’s website. As for Dr. Baitland, who has continued her professional association in the field of education, during the last few years after having left FBISD, “I have been consulting,” she said. Dr.

Baitland has worked with the Region IV Educational Service Center “doing superintendent training, board training, and superintendent searches.” Also having worked with a non-profit mathematics organization called Reasoning Mind, “I retired in the latter part of 2010, and since then have been volunteering in the community.” Will she be applying for the superintendent's position with the Stafford MSD? Dr. Baitland said “no.”

Praise the Lord and pass the gravy!............................... from page 1 According to his ads, VIP tables are available for $600 bucks - just call an employee, they will hook you up. Oh, and by the way, if you are a vendor of services to the Sheriff, get in line, you’ve been sent your email we’ve seen it! So, for that paltry $600 you get a table for 10, crawfish for 10, a wait staff so you never have to leave your table, a live auction, AND … “UNLIMITED BEER, WINE AND LIQUOR FOR THE NIGHT” -that’s what the ad says, right there in black

and white or blazing color if you rate a poster. But, don’t worry, its all good, if you look closely, right at the bottom of the ad, it states, “Portion of the Proceeds will go to Katy Christian Ministries”. Wow, unlimited alcohol, the opportunity to throw money at a guy who can take away your liberty, and a par-tee! Jim and Tammy Faye never had it this good.

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ing this district council office. The incumbent will seek re-election and faces one opponent. Christian “Christy” Hawkins, 30, lists her occupation as a manager. She is running against the incumbent. A resident of Rosenberg for over 3 years, this is her first time at running for city council. Dwayne Grigar, 47, works for Fort Bend County. He is the incumbent running for re-election and has been on city council since 2003. Grigar has lived in Rosenberg for over 14 years. District 4 Only the incumbent candidate is running for office. Tom Suter, 59, is a business

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New Territory home invader nabbed by Crime Stoppers tip By LeaAnne Klentzman Early Wednesday morning, March 23, just minutes before 2 a.m., three men armed with pistols forced their way into home on Rivercoach Lane in the New Territory subdivision. According to authorities, two adult victims were bound and taken hostage while the intruders ransacked the residence. Terriann Carlson, spokesperson for the sheriff, said the suspects got away with firearms and

electronics. Carlson also said that the male victim was able to free himself of the bindings, retrieving a firearm and shot at the intruders. None were hit and they fled the home. Just two days later, a tip to Crime Stoppers lead to an arrest in the case. On Friday, March 25, a Crime Stoppers tip provided the information necessary to obtain an arrest warrant for 25 year old Rafael Juarez-Rosas, for the offense of aggravated robbery.

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Sugar Land police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a family at gunpoint before attacking another man across the street on March 22. An 18-year-old man and his 52-year-old father entered their house in the 2000 block of Magnolia Crest Lane shortly after 11 p.m. and immediately heard someone trying to follow them through a locked front door. The Suspect men said they had just arrived home from a business in from page 1 Houston, stopping on the way at a check cashing store in Stafford. congested traffic, increasing crime, When the residents refused to also whether there may be an adverse impact on property values, and this feedback is primarily for the part of the project with the multi-housing residential component. The project proposed by By LeaAnne Klentzman Johnson Development and who A Missouri City couple boltwas hired by Cherokee in 2009, ed out of bed when they heard had a Planned Development zon- someone kicking open their front ing application submitted to the door in the early morning hour city that showed an estimated 1,600 last Thursday. multi-family residential units, conAccording to authorities, siderably more than the 494 ini- men dressed in what appeared tially proposed several years ago. to be police attire came crashThe plan, however, also includes ing through the front door of other more extensive components a home on Norwich Way and in the 700-acre property, such as Birkenhead Circle. At the sound the minor league stadium and relat- of the commotion downstairs, ed parking, which was not in the the homeowner, jumped out of original layout. bed, grabbed a gun, and went to All in all, Miller says, “Sugar a secure vantage point at the top Land should not be for sale to the of his stairs, then saw men crashhighest bidder, particularly at the ing through his front door that expense of the existing residents looked like police. and our quality of life.” Nothing seemed to be mak-

Carlson said Juarez-Rosas is currently incarcerated in the county jail with a bond of $150,000. She said the case remains under investigation as detectives are working on finding Juarez-Rosas’ associates. Anyone with information concerning this Home Invasion is asked to contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at (281) 341-4665 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342TIPS (8477).

Imperial apartment project plans opposed....................... were meeting arrangements modified by Miller, who requested a larger room at the community center to accommodate the resident crowd that was expected. She said she paid for the room since that was still pending, and did it because the residents were expecting to attend a meeting that both Smithers and Mary Von Tunglen were to have sent invitations to the community about attending. Miller said the meeting information, however, did not make it to the city’s website. Doug Goff of Johnson Development told the "Star" that he understood that the meeting was initiated by Councilmember Smithers for the purpose of getting community feedback on issues related to the district, including the Imperial project. “We were invited just like everybody else and decided not to attend,” said Goff. He also said “we felt like we didn’t want to be a distraction to him (Smithers) and did not want to interfere with

his election campaign,” adding that the program was not about us, but about the overall district. In the meantime, Goff says there are plans for meeting with all the community leaders “with our revised plan that has changed.” Miller said that at the meeting she kept hearing about how the property could end up sitting there and decline. “We are not saying Johnson should not be there,” but she says the residents want a hold on the proposed number of apartments that were approved in the 2007 plan. “We’re not anti development,” she adds, but says the concerned residents do not want the increased housing density. There’s a rally planned on the steps of city hall for Tues., April 5, when the city council meets next. Imperial project protestors intend to be there with signs wearing their t-shirts. Among the areas of concern about the project is the potential of overcrowded schools,

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The City of Missouri City (CITY) in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public meeting regarding the proposed improvements to FM 2234 (Texas Parkway) from 3rd St to Cartwright Rd in Fort Bend County, Texas. The meeting will be held as follows:

OF QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS AUDIT SERVICES The City of Stafford is requesting statements of qualifications and proposals for audit services. Detailed specifications and instructions are available at City of Stafford, City Hall or by contacting Karen Austin at 281-261-3910. Proposals should be sealed and marked “Qualifications and Proposals – Audit Services” and delivered to the City Secretary of the City of Stafford, 2610 S. Main, Stafford, TX 77477 before 4:00 P.M. (Local Time), Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Proposals received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Faxed applications will not be accepted. After the Audit Committee completes its evaluation, it will make a recommendation to City Council. City Council is expected to determine the most highly qualified provider and authorize the execution of an engagement letter at the regular City Council meeting scheduled for May 18, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted and to request additional information.

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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, April 12, 2011 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, April 20, 2011 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 granting a Specific Use Permit to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Dominion Chapel, to allow the expansion and development of an existing Assembly Group A-3 Occupancy, on a 11.5656 acre tract of land located within the City in Zoning District MU, and further identified as being located at 1203 Cravens Road.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 (open house format 6pm -8pm) Missouri City Community Center 1522 Texas Parkway Missouri City, Texas 77489 The purpose of the meeting is to gather public input regarding the proposed raised median along the project limits. No additional right-of-way will be required for the proposed action. Exhibits showing aerial photography including the proposed improvements will be displayed at the meeting. Representatives from the CITY, TxDOT and the study team will be available to answer individual questions. Public comments are encouraged. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting. Written comments relative to the proposed project may be submitted at the meeting or to the Director of Project Development, TxDOT, P.O. Box 1386, Houston, Texas, 77251-1386, or electronically to HOU-PIOWebMail@txdot.gov. Written comments submitted electronically or by mail must be postmarked by April 26, 2011. Persons interested in attending the public meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact TxDOT’s Public Information Office at 713-802-5072 at least two working days prior to the meeting. TxDOT offices are open Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding State holidays. Since the public meeting will be conducted in English, any requests for language interpreters or other special communication needs should also be made at least two working days prior to the public meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. MISCELLANEOUS

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open the door, the man walked across the street to the 2000 Block of Calico Hill Lane, approached a 22-year-old man talking on a phone in his car, displayed a handgun and demanded money. A struggle occurred, but the 22-year-old was able to escape and run inside his house. The suspect removed property from the car, then left in a four-door, dark grey 2003-2004 Pontiac Grand Am that was occupied by two black men. The suspect was described as a black male, who was 6 feet tall

with a medium build. He was wearing a dark colored hoodie sweatshirt with stripes and striped shorts. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).

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ing sense. During a screaming exchange that followed the crash entry, the intruders claimed to be police, the homeowner, undaunted, demanded to see badges and identification. Following the verbal exchange, the intruders bound up the stairs and pistol whipped the homeowner. After that exchange, the homeowner reportedly got the upper hand and the ‘cop’ intruders ran out of the house with the homeowner in hot foot pursuit. Once outside, the homeowner fired at the fleeing intruders as they drove away in an older model SUV. At press time no further information was available.

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Richmond Rotary’s annual Fish Fry set for April 2 Aquinas Early Childhood Center is rated 4 stars by Texas Rising Star, for Quality, care & service. We serve children from 6 weeks to After School. We have transportation from area public schools. We offer off site field trips for Pre-School and Pre-K. We will have a new Kindergarten in the fall. Aquinas children go to chapel every day in our onsite Chapel. We have a full day, developmentally appropriate curriculum that is hands on. No Color sheets! We have small class sizes and degreed teachers. Come see the difference in Christ -Centered Early Education.

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The 12th Annual Richmond Rotary Club “Cowboys in the Caribbean Fish Fry” is set for Saturday, April 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The George Ranch Historical Park. The guests will be assured a funfilled family atmosphere with live entertainment, children’s activity center, live and silent auctions. While listening to local musical talent, Tom Kilber & Crew will be serving their famous catfish, along with all the trimmings. Foster and Lamar High School Interact students have tons of activities planned for your energetic kids, plus each child will receive a special prize donated by Frito Lay. A moon-

walk donated by Plantation True Value Hardware will be a sure winner with the children. A special appearance by Andy, the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse will be on site for picture taking opportunities. There is no charge for the children’s activity center. While the kids are busy at the children’s center, the adults can spend their time roaming through the 100 plus attentiongrabbing silent auction items. Purchase your tickets now at Alicia Casias Agency/ Nationwide Insurance, 2515 Avenue H, Rosenberg and Gillen Pest Control, 1012 Morton St, Richmond. Individual tickets are $15 and children 12 and under are $10 each. Tickets will

Kicking off Richmond Rotary’s 12th Annual Fish Fry are members Derek Finley, Cherie Vasquez, Bob Sunday, Elizabeth Duff, Jim Richard, Liz Moreno, Harold Mathis, Evelyn Eiche, Stephen Doggett, John Cotterell, Carol Whileyman, Kenny Waters, Steve Onstad, Brian Knipling, Tom Crayton, Dr. Gary Finch, and Gary Gillen. be available at the door. Alicia Casias (281) 750-9144. For sponsorship opportuni- Visit our website at www. ties, please contact Rotarian RotaryRichmond.org.

Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity presents YouthBuild Challenge Join Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity and youth from the Fort Bend County area at the Fort Bend Habitat Youth Build Challenge on the Sugar Land Town Square Saturday, April 2, from 11am to 6pm. Teams of up to four youths in grade brackets of 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 will compete to build the “most realistic” and “most creative” house out of LEGOs. Winners from each grade bracket will be awarded exciting prizes! There will also be a Best of Show prize awarded at the end of the day. Participants will receive a t-shirt and free meal ticket. In addition to the competition, there will be create and

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play activities with LEGOs, buy a brick booth to support Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity, Shanty town homeless exhibit, Build a Birdhouse booth, raffle of picnic table, silent auction and food and entertainment as well. So please bring the whole family to this fun-filled event. Please visit www.fortbendhabitat.org for online registration or for more information please contact Laressa Watts at ybc@fortbendhabitat.org, or Shown are the committee members for Fort Bend Habitat’s for Humanity 281-403-0708. YouthBuild Challenge.

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce presents “Innovative Infrastructure 2011” The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce (FBCC) Infrastructure Planning Division presents, Innovative Infrastructure 2011, a halfday conference presented by Dannenbaum Engineering bringing together “Thought Leaders” in traffic, mobility, sustainability, public policy and financing. This will take place Friday, April 1, starting with registration and breakfast at 7:30 am at Texas Safari in Richmond, Texas. Opening speaker Judge Robert Hebert will address “Infrastructure for Future Growth.” • Robert T. Bass – “The Census and It’s Effect on Statewide Redistricting” • Steve Costello, P.E. – “Funding and Planning Infrastructure” • Jeff Wiley – “Balancing Economic Development and Infrastructure”

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David Dewhurst, will speak to “Texas Infrastructure and the 82nd Legislature.” For sponsorship opportunities and reservations call Farrah Gandhi at 281-566-2152 or Farrah@fortbendcc.org.

Fort Settlement Middle School student wins HoustonPBS Spelling BEE

Send your photo entries in any or all categories listed below. Include your category in the subject line on your e-mail. Be sure to include your name and city and the title of your photo. Original photos must be taken by you. All entries must be sent as digital file, preferably Hi-res JPEG, and become the property of the Fort Bend Star. Each category will have one prize winner and any number of runners up published on August 26.

Sivateja Tangirala from Fort For more information on the www.houstonpbs.org/spellingSettlement Middle School in Fort HoustonPBS Spelling Bee, visit bee. Bend ISD will represent Houston region at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. By spelling the word “feiA Condo for the Price of a Room joada”, Sivateja Tangirala from Sugar Land, a 7th grader at Fort Settlement Middle School won the 2011 HoustonPBS Spelling Bee. Tangirala was one of 55 spellers from 42 counties competing in the bee which was televised live on HoustonPBS/Channel 8 on Saturday, March 26, 2011. He advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation’s highestprofile academic event. “I have many people to thank for their help and support, including my family and my teachers, Spacious condominium suites with private Gulf view Miss O’Brien, Miss Cairns and balconies, kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Miss Bakus” says Tangirala. Two swimming pools, tennis court, fitness center, barbecue/ By winning the HoustonPBS picnic areas and much more. Centrally located to all the Spelling Bee, Tangirala won an attractions, shops and restaurants on Galveston Island. all-expenses-paid trip for two to • Just Steps from the Beach • Variety of floor and decor plans Washington, D.C. to represent • Free Internet • Guest laundry and gift shop Houston at the Scripps National Spelling Bee during Bee Week, Family Getaways! Historic Homes Tour which runs from May 29 – June First two weekends of May Family Getaway Weekend 3, 2011. He will compete against Tour Rate Plans Package Rate Plans 274 fellow spellers from all over starting as low as starting as low as the country for over $35,000 in $265 inclusive for 2 night stay. $265 inclusive for 2 night stay. One bedroom Condo cash and prizes. One bedroom Condo for 4 persons. 2 night minimum. Rates valid thru April 1-30, 2011

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Raw wood to beautiful; all in a days work! Established in 1984 Doors & Accessories Inc. is a family owned and operated company that manufactures custom made doors and entryways for Houston, its surrounding areas and nationwide. Located at 1303 Upland Dr. Houston, TX. 77043 where they have a 3000 square foot showroom and 7000 square feet of manufacturing facility. This is a unique company that takes raw wood and turns it into things of beauty. There range of expertise is endless and they have the ability to create and build doors of all kinds. They offer creative designs in glasswork, iron and solid wood to provide you with the right door for your home.

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Here are some great tips to keep in mind when hiring a Heating and Cooling Contractor. 1. Referrals are a great way to start. Ask family, friends and neighbors about their experience with heating and cooling contractors in your area. Inquire about customer service, job performance, and if the job was completed on time. 2. Every state is different when it comes to license and insurance requirements for contractors. It’s important to do some research before you get started. 3. Have your contractor assess your needs within your home. Your contractor should spend time evaluating your current sys-

tem, including duct system (if applicable) for air leaks and insulation and measure air flow to make sure it meets manufacturer specifications. 4. Recognize the Energy Star logo. Energy Star qualified products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These products offer long term energy savings. 5. When getting an estimate make sure it’s in writing and itemized. Compare contractors proposals including warranties, energy efficiency and cost. 6. Before a contractor gets started working, be sure to sign a written proposal. This will specify the job schedule, warranty information and cost.

For more information call Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating at 281-492-3450. 23110 FM 1093 Ste. D, Richmond, Texas 77406. www. myacandheat.com.

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2011 Glitter & Gloss event seeking sponsors and Glam Station vendors The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and Fort Bend Teen Service League (FBTSL), a mentoring project of the Fort Bend Junior Service League, are seeking sponsors and glam station vendors for Glitter & Gloss – a day of fun and fashion for

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girls, sponsored by Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The event, with a theme of Red Carpet Rendezvous, will be held on April 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Honor Roll School in Sugar Land and will include pampering, paparazzi,

spa parties, shopping and two runway-style fashion shows. FBJSL and FBTSL are actively recruiting sponsors to join Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in presenting this fun event. Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available from $250 to $5000. The event will also feature “glam stations,” health and wellness, beauty, style, pampering and spa-themed booths staffed by local vendors. To support the event as a sponsor, underwriter or glam station vendor, please contact Bonnie Amaris or Christi Selph at glitterandgloss@fbjsl.com or visit www.fbjsl.com and www. fortbendteenleague.org. Proceeds from this event will benefit FBJSL’s Community Assistance Fund (CAF). The CAF allows FBJSL to extend financial support in the comPhoto (L-R): Kaelyn Stolhand (Methodist Sugar Land Hospital), munity by providing multiple Shannon Woodruff (FBTSL/FBJSL), Leena Taneja (Methodist Sugar smaller grants to a greater numLand Hospital), Bonnie Amaris (FBTSL/FBJSL) and Megan Scruggs ber of charitable causes in Fort (FBTSL). Bend County.

Sugar Land Town Square announces Junior Superstar competition this spring Sugar Land Town Square is pleased to introduce its first Sugar Land Junior Superstar competition this spring. Due to the popularity of Sugar Land Superstar, Town Square’s American Idol-like singing competition held each summer, this event was created to provide a venue for the community’s younger vocal talent. Open auditions will be held in the Plaza of Town Square on Wednesday, March 30 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. All participants should be prepared to sing for 90 seconds without musical accompaniment and each contestant must be a resident of Fort Bend County to be eligible for the competition. In addi-

tion, 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 30. Judges will select 15 finalists to perform during the live Junior Superstar competition on Saturday, April 30 from 7

– 9 p.m in the Plaza, which will culminate in one finalist being named Sugar Land Junior Superstar. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information on the competition, including contestant applications, visit www. sugarlandtownsquare.com.

L.E.A.F. seeking applicants for scholarships The Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.) is seeking applicants for three $500 scholarships to be awarded to seniors at each Lamar CISD high school. Applicants must plan to pursue a degree in the field of education. Application forms are available from the counselor’s office

at Lamar, Terry and Foster high schools or at www.lcisd.org/ administration/LEAF/scholarships. Completed applications must be received in the L.E.A.F. office at the Administration Building no later than April 15. Call Janice Knight at 832223-0334 for more information.

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