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Commuter rail for Fort Bend cities - - closer to a reality? By Elsa Maxey Missouri City, Stafford, Sugar Land, Richmond, and Rosenberg may soon be looking into the best possible way to become part of the up-and-coming commuter rail that today is much closer to coming to their cities. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) board autho-

rized staff to begin public meetings, an environmental review and to start the steps to proceed with an 8.3-mile, $250 million project on the U.S. 90A corridor. In extending Metro's arrival to Fort Bend County, its board recently approved spending up to $500,000 on environmental studies for a commuter rail

by Elsa Maxey The ribbons on the trees at the former UNOCAL building are not for child advocacy awareness. They are not even blue. Blue ribbons wrapped around the trunks of big trees all over this area, particularly in esplanades throughout Sugar Land, “don’t mean cut down the trees,” reads a photo caption on a picture on the Sugar Land Exchange Club’s website.  “The blue ribbons are intended to bring awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention Month,” said Exchange Club President, Betty Baitland. So, what’s going on at the former UNOCAL building property with the ribbon wrapped trees?  Ironically, not like the Exchange Club’s ribbon wrapped trees, the ones at 14141 Southwest Freeway at

One Creek Place were thought to be marked for cutting. Not the case. “We do not have any plans to cut down trees,” said Greg Nelson, Asset Manager for the owner entity, A.G. Sugar Land Buildings. What was puz- Sugar Land Exchange Club President Betty zling was that the Baitland and President-elect Amy Mitchell are ribbons on those at a ceremony at Town Center and tie a blue trees are two differ- ribbon, like the ones seen throughout the city in ent colors, but not observance of National Child Abuse Prevention blue. month. A passerby visiting the former UNOCAL build- ing and freeway was for their ing reports that he understood removal to make way for a from a security guard that con- new parking garage.  “I was struction was about to begin alarmed when I heard they may on the property and that the be destroying the beautiful trees tree tagging between the build- on the property,” said Jay Meier. Doug Adolph, Assistant Director of Communications with the City of Sugar Land, was contacted about a permit issuance from the city for that purpose.  He said that the fora cat lover, and goes to on to say, mer UNOCAL building was “someone in the neighborhood is purchased by a new compausing a pellet gun to shoot cats ny about a year ago and site and it really angers me.”  plans for renovation had been An old tom cat he took care approved by the City Council.  of for the past 7 to 8 years that “Their intention was to modify sheltered itself before dying may the interior to make it more have been the crowning blow that marketable to potential clients.”  See REWARD, page 10 See RIBBONS, page 10

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line connecting the area’s suburbs in the southwest greater Houston area with its central district. The commuter line would begin at Fannin South on the southern end of the Main Street line and continue to the Fort Bend County line at Beltway 8. See COMMUTER, page 10

Ribbons on trees…the blue ones and the other ones too

by Elsa Maxey “I don’t know who is doing it and we need to put a stop to it,” said the Missouri City resident, who is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspected cat killer. This person wishes to remain anonymous, says he’s not really

Back by Popular Demand - Boys Choir in Concert

Couple dressed in medical scrubs invade Lakemont subdivison home By LeaAnne KLentzman Another family in Fort Bend falls victim to home invasion robbers. Thursday afternoon, April 1, a family in the Lakemont subdivision in north Fort Bend County became prey of yet another home invasion robbery. It all began about 2 p.m. when a couple dressed in medical scrubs approached the front door of a home in the 21100

block of Concordia Park Lane in Lakemont. A subdivision on the south side of the Westpark Tollway at Mason Road, just south of Cinco Ranch development and west of Texas 99.  According to the sheriff’s spokesperson Terriann Carlson, a 27-year-old woman who was inside her home when she heard the door bell.  When she opened the front door, a man and a woman dressed in blue medi-

FBISD announces cost-saving plans for the next school year Continues to look for ways to impact $21m deficit budget by Elsa Maxey In an effort to impact what is estimated to be an over $21 million budget deficit and come up with a balanced budget for the upcoming school year, FBISD reports that it is continuing to analyze data from every service area to determine all available options for making cost reductions. Recently, Ben Copeland, Chief

Auxiliary Services Officer, presented strategies to reduce bus transportation costs. This was done at a Board of Trustees budget workshop. As a result, cost-saving strategies will be implemented as the 2010-2011 school year begins and they will include changing the start time of the school day. See FBISD, page 10

Richmond police asking for help in solving Dec. murder

The Friends of the Arts Committee, First United Methodist Church, Missouri City, will bring back by popular demand, the Fort Bend Boys Choir on Sunday, April 18, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The Boys Choir directed by Bill Adams will bring to the concert a combination of artistic maturity and childhood enthusiasm which is refreshing and joyous. The concert will be held in the church sanctuary located at 3900 Lexington Blvd. Missouri City. It is free to the public although love donations will be accepted. For more details, call 281-4993502 or e mail:

By LeaAnne Klentzman police departThe leads have gone cold. ment.  That Richmond police are seeknight officers ing the public’s help in solving were disthe December 2009, murder of patched to a Shawn Pines Jr.  shooting call at Shortly before midnight on the apartment December 30, 2009, Richmond of 23 year old police were called to an apart- Shawn Pines Jr. Shawn Pines. ment at the Oak Lane apartment When police complex located at 806 Morton arrived Pines was taken to Oak Street just blocks from the Bend Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.  Witnesses told police the suspects were seen leaving the scene in a light colored sedan said Richmond police spokesman Sergeant Lowell Neinast.  Police have exhausted their leads. See RICHMOND, page 10

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cal scrubs, carrying a clipboard forced their way into her home. “At gun point, they shoved her to the ground, tied her hands together and placed pillow case over her head,” said Carlson.  As the attack was unfolding at the front door and moving into the house, the woman’s brother-in-law was in the garage.  When he heard her scream, he called 911.  As he was calling two other men came into the garage and grabbed him.  After a struggle leaving the 25 year old brother-in-law scraped and bruised, he was bound at the wrists and ankles then blindfolded with a box over his head.  Both victims told responding deputies that they heard the suspects conversing with each other in Spanish.  After looting the home, the intruders left with the resident’s See INVASION, page 10

It’s a whole new math concept! By LeaAnne Klentzman Since we can’t seem to find the money to keep teachers in the classroom, here’s CRIMINAL the new math we OF THE WEEK residents of Fort Bend are facing. Get your pencils ready, its time for some ... ciphering. Recently, Missouri City police responded to two robberies in one afternoon.  Both in convenience stores and in both cases a man walked into the store went to the cooler and got himself a cool bottled beverage.  At the store on Highway 6 the clerk suggested he get a smaller beverage when he did not have enough to pay for the drink.  So he did.  Still falling short of the purchase price, the clerk offered to make up the difference for the “patron.” See DUMB, page 10


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Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) invites you to join them on a journey to Oz for their Yellow Brick Gala on April 10, at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. Getting into the theme of the Yellow Brick Gala are front row (L to R): Kathy Boyhan, Angie Prejean, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Events Specialist Danelia Argueta and Monica Levitz. Back row (L to R) are: Jenn Marker, Shanna and Sharla Sturgeon of Founders Bank, Elizabeth Howard, Gala Chair Audra O’Neal, Joan Soland, Gala Co-Chair Debbie Buckner and Nicole Hawker. To become a sponsor, purchase tickets or for more information contact Danelia at 281-344-5108 or See related article on page 16.

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A call from the superintendent or blowing smoke up my skirt...A couple of months ago I was concerned when FBISD Superintendent Dr. Tim Jenney sent out a letter that discussed, among other things, evaluating alternate methods of service

delivery as a way to reduce costs for the cash-strapped district. This immediately conjured up “outsourcing,” in my mind--the political answer to every budget crisis. When politicians want to cut budgets, they like to take the services

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that the city, county, school district, water district, whatever have been doing for themselves for years. They preach “outsourcing” those jobs, claiming that a private company can cut costs. Not that a private company can actually do exactly the same thing cheaper, but a private company can be owned  by  either a politician’s brother-in-law or major contributor, giving the decision maker preaching “outsourcing”  much more access to tax funds.  And often the private company can do almost the same job cheaper because the private company hires un-documented workers who are paid less, get fewer benefits, and receive no health insurance. (Notice those preaching outsourcing also are the first to gritch about undocumented workers using the emergency room for their health care.) I’ve gotten to where I have extreme dislike for stingy people--you know, those “I’ve got mine, to hell with you” types.  When I called Supe Jenney at the time he assured me that outsourcing was not the option.  Then Superintendent Jenney called me a couple of weeks ago and told me that he had changed his mind about outsourcing and that sure enough, FBISD would be outsourcing some jobs although he hadn’t presented it to the board yet. I was overcome with self-congratulations that I had bluffed the supe into revealing his future plans to me as he told me that some 26 “mowing jobs” might be outsourced. I was so eaten up with hubris that I forgot to ask about other jobs that might be cut. And he certainly didn’t mention that about 170 professional staff, including teachers, would be getting letters telling them  they had to go.  Whine, whine.... When I called the head of  the district’s communications, Mary Ann Simpson, to complain that Dr. Jenney didn’t mention one word about other jobs being cut, she pointed out the fact that a TASB salary study posted on the district’s web site for several months had recommended the reduction of up to 450 jobs.  In other words, had I looked I would have known for some time that many positions were headed for the chopping block.  If all the recommendations in the TASB study were followed, the district would save over $23 million per year.  The mailman cometh..... I received many letters this week from parents who bitterly complained that the district was increasing class size and cutting programs. I can understand their frustrations, but I would like to remind you that I have griped for years about the huge, expensively built schools we have constructed for years--temples to education. This newspaper has reminded you periodically that the school district seemed to exist for the sake of the real estate market, not the education of children. And for many years, the real estate developers have not given one red cent to the furtherance of education in Fort Bend ISD. No campus land has been donated, although a neighborhood school would enhance the development of any subdivision immeasurably.  Fort Bend ISD parents seem to be like most Texans. They are more concerned with praying in school or

taking out Thomas Jefferson and putting in Phyllis Schlafly than in making sure their kids have a teacher in their classroom and making sure their classrooms don’t have 40 students. The few parents who vote on school board members seem to be more concerned about the candidates’ religious and political affiliations than their educational  outlook.  What you can do and when.... By the way, school board elections are right away so now might be a good time to familiarize yourself with the candidates.  I’ve seen equipment put in new schools that I thought, “They must be out of their minds!” The biggest advance in the 21st century, the advance that will change our lives forever and altogether is the computer, yet Fort Bend ISD is woefully lacking in teaching and developing those skills and buying equipment for each classroom. My grandson in kindergarten can work the computer better than most 6th graders in Fort Bend ISD, simply because it is not available to them.  I’ll say this for FBISD, if you want to know what is going on there and what is happening, you have only to go to their web site. They are very forthcoming about what they are doing. Of course, you are not going to find any criticism of the district there; that is not its purpose. But all the studies and graphs and charts showing money and educational achievement are on the site. Simply google Fort Bend ISD and go from there.  Political recommendations..... I got a letter this week from a selfstyled political guru in Houston, Dr. Steven Hotze,   that recommended John Healey for our District Attorney because, first on his list,  Nina Schafer had never done anything for the Republicans. I’ve heard that Dr. Hotze, the selfstyled arbitrator of all things political, is a Christian man. That is why it is so surprising to me that he would just flat out lie about Nina. But first I would like to say a few words about Dr. Hotze. First, he doesn’t even live in Fort Bend. What business of his who we elect for District Attorney? Second, he is a charlatan because I’ve heard on many occasions that he requires you to PAY him for his endorsement.  And third, the idea that Nina Schaefer has done nothing for the Republican party is simply a lie.

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Nina’s husband, Bob Maine, served as a precinct chair for many years with Nina right at his side. Nina has supported many Republican candidates and has given the county party money so many times. She and Bob have been to hundreds of Republican functions and can always be counted on. Hotze even had the nerve to criticize Nina Schaefer because she is a sole practitioner. He didn’t say one word about the fact that John Healey has never earned a paycheck that some government entity didn’t provide.  I say it is time to let John go out and get a real job, and put Nina Schaefer in to straighten out that District Attorney’s office. Early voting is now through Friday. Run-off election day is  next Tuesday, April 13. B.K. Carter is the owner/publisher of the Fort Bend/Southwest Star. She can be reached at


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A Majority of the Voters in the Republican Primary Agree! The current D.A. wants you to believe that Nina Schaefer is short on criminal experience, when the truth is just the opposite. She has a 25 year career as an attorney and has personally handled more than 550 criminal cases and over 100 juvenile cases. And as a Judge Nina Schaefer has presided over hundreds of jury trials. All of this experience has been in Fort Bend County. On the other hand, the current D.A. has tried only one… yes 1…case in a courtroom in over 15 years.

My goal as the next District Attorney is to make Fort Bend County safer for all of us. For more information about my plan and how it compares to the current system, please visit my website. With a focus on justice and swift, fair prosecution it’s time to send a message to all of the predators in Fort Bend County: “You are not welcome here!” I need your support! The Runoff election is scheduled for D i s t r i c t A t t o r n e y for April 13 and Early Fort Bend County Voting runs April 5-9. I would greatly appreciate your vote as we bring a new determination, focus and purpose to criminal prosecution in our county.

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A benefit for Emily’s Mom set for this weekend, April 10 The first day of Emily’s life was the last day her mother saw her. Emily’s Mom made her living as a dental assistant. Always grin­ ning, she even worked in a place

called “Made Ya Smile”. Her name was her disposition – Rosie. Rosie and Tony Bratton had been married for two years and planned their first born by the book. They moved out of their

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Embolism, fluid from the baby enters the mother’s bloodstream and blocks the heart. The odds of this happening are over one in twenty thousand. Today Rosie is in a semi-coma state, still not able to speak or communicate. Part of her brain has died. Now, she is the one taking baby steps. Rosie and her family need help. The little medical insur­ ance the couple had purchased is about to run out. Hospital bills are mounting. Now there’s child care and only one income. Tony, a youth minister at church, contin­ ues to work at a T Shirt company and has been living in Needville with his tiny daughter at his inlaw’s place, next door to their empty house full of promises and dreams.

A website ( has been created to encourage the family, feature updates from Tony about his wife’s condition and to let the Houston area know about a fundraiser for Emily’s Mom. A benefit for Emily’s Mom is continuing to evolve and will take place Saturday, April 10 at the Fort Bend County Fair Grounds from 11 am – 3pm. The event will fea­ ture an exhibition of two nationally known Monster Trucks: Grave Digger and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Drivers will meet, greet and sign autographs. BBQ and fix­ ings have been donated by Firetron and will be prepared by the 2010 Tickets are $12 pre sale and WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ team Drillin and Grillin. $15 at the gate. For more informa­ Live music and a silent auction tion visit or call Christy Kroboth at 832-282-5782. will also be included.

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ing that she worked with other city departments. Noting that the Roundup pro­ gram is statewide, Haney said it also helped in locating people who now live in other parts of Texas, but who still have out­ standing warrants in the City. Missouri City reported that most of the 281 warrants resolved

involved traffic offenses, City code violations and school truancies. It shared one example of a small fine that ballooned to a large amount because it was left unpaid until the warrant roundup. It started out as a $339 fine for five violations due to failure to attend school. After fees, failure to pay and enter a plea in court, the defendant owed $1,712. 

Haney said examples like this are the reason the city urges peo­ ple who have outstanding war­ rants to take care of them as soon as possible. “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.” 

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Houston Astros playb y - p l a y television announcer Bill Brown will take the stage with KPRC Local Bill Brown 2 Sports Director Randy McIlvoy for the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Friday Sports Forum on Friday, April 9. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. The popular Friday Sports Forum, which began in 2008, provides a casual conversation between the featured guest,

McIlvoy and attendees. Cost is $10 and advance registration is required. Proceeds benefit Logos Preparatory Academy Athletics and Fort Bend County nonprofits. Brown is in his 23rd season with the Astros and is a mem­ ber of the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame. He is regarded as one of the greats in Major League Baseball broadcasting. “The folks who attend this Friday Sports Forum will enjoy visiting with Bill and getting to know a little bit about the Astros of 2010,” said McIlvoy. To register for the April 9 Friday Sports Forum, call 281725-LOGO (5646), go online at or

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American Cancer Society “Relay For Life of Sugar Land” set for April 16 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sugar Land chair, Helen Curd, thanks Frances Goerlich, Cancer Center Director at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for the sponsorship and ongoing support of the upcoming April 16 event. Methodist Sugar Land has once again come on board as a sponsor and as well provided meeting space for the Relay’s Team Captain University train­

ing session. Information about how to form a team or become involved in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life is avail­ able at or by contacting Helen Curd (relayfor­ For more information about cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help-line at 1-800-227-2345 or visit The event will be held on April 16th at 7 pm at Oyster Creek Park.


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OFFICE EFFICIENCY IN HANDLING CASES (In ‘08-’09, disposed of more county court cases than were filed) The Opponent is a municipal court judge who only issues fines, yet even she knows that judges control their courtrooms’ efficiency and determine how swiftly cases go to trial, not attorneys.



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One of the divisions within the fire department that the general public is typically unfamiliar with is the fire prevention division. This division is staffed by the fire marshal, assistant fire marshal, three inspector/investigators, two public education officers and one support staff member.

The fire prevention division is an integral part of our department’s overall fire and life safety commitment in reducing the number of fires, preventing injuries and ensuring that the buildings within our community are compliant with adopted codes and standards. Personnel review

building plans and conduct onsite inspections to ensure code compliance is achieved. They inspect businesses to ensure safety practices are in place that maintain the integrity of fire and life safety systems. The prevention division is the department’s front line deterrent for fires and ensures that a successful evacuation can be achieved during an emergency. Additionally, personnel investigate fires to determine the origin and cause. An arson investigation is initiated when the fire cause is determined to be intentional. The public education office

manages approximately 350 to 400 events per year. These assignments include fire station tours, home safety surveys and smoke alarm installations conducted by station personnel. Other assignments include portable fire extinguisher training, senior safety presentations, fire evacuation training, publication distribution and a variety of school safety initiatives conducted by the public education staff. These prevention and community safety education efforts play a big role in keeping our city safe from fire and reducing the number of potential

Girl Scouts making a difference in the life of a child Child Advocates of Fort Bend County has launched a community public awareness campaign in observance of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month. The light of hope event helps people to visualize the size of the problem and symbolizes giving the light of hope to a child as hundreds of people light their candles simultaneously in Sugar Land Town Center. The candles represent the more than 35 thousand neglected or abused children reported each year in the Houston area. This year, the CAFB asked Girl Scouts from the area to help create a Blue ribbon quilt. Scouts were asked to decorate a square for their blue ribbon quilt. All the squares were then

tied together in Town Center on March 26 to the pre-existing blue ribbon quilt. Rainbow Stars Service Unit from New Territory again contributed squares to the quilt. Some of the troops that participated were 28108, 28106, 28157, 28103 28102, 28098, 28081, 28103, 28107, and 28027. The ceremony kicked off April Child Abuse Prevention Month in Sugar Land. Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson was the emcee and approximately 280 area girl scouts presented their squares for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s blue ribbon quilt. A child previously served by Child Advocates spoke briefly about his experience in the foster care system. Sugar Land recording

• Individual Requests: Any person living within the Sugar Land Fire Department’s fire jurisdiction may call the Public Education Program Office and request this service. To make an appointment, call (281) 275-2859 or e-mail • Free Home Fire Safety Survey: During the course of a home safety survey, smoke alarms may be installed as needed. Also, smoke alarm batteries are replaced as needed. To make an appointment, call (281) 2752859 or e-mail fire@sugarlandtx. gov. • Emergency Responses: At the conclusion of most emergency responses to residences, firefighters check for smoke alarms and replace or install smoke alarms and/or batteries as needed.

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One of the divisions within the fire department that the general public is typically unfamiliar with is the fire prevention division. This division is staffed by the fire marshal, assistant fire marshal, three inspector/investigators, two

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ries and ensuring that the buildings within our community are compliant with adopted codes and standards. Personnel review building plans and conduct onsite inspections to ensure code compliance is achieved. They inspect businesses to ensure safety practices are in place that maintain the integrity of fire and life safety systems. The prevention division is the department’s front line deterrent for fires and ensures that a successful evacuation can be achieved during an emergency. Additionally, personnel investigate fires to determine the origin and cause. An arson investigation is initiated when the fire cause is determined to be intentional. The public education office manages approximately 350 to 400 events per year. These assignments include fire station tours, home safety surveys and smoke alarm installations conducted by station personnel. Other assignments include portable fire extinguisher training, senior safety presentations, fire evacuation training, publication distribution and a variety of school safety initiatives conducted by the public education staff. These prevention and community safety education efforts play a big role in keeping our city safe from fire and reducing the number of potential injuries. On another note, if you forgot to change the batteries in your smoke alarm(s) during the March

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time change, please do so now. You will also want to make sure to “push the test button” to check that your smoke detectors are in working condition. A working smoke alarm provides early warning of a fire. Your chances for survival are two times better when smoke alarms are present than when they are not. Because the Sugar Land Fire Department is committed to life safety, we provide and install smoke alarms free of charge to any home (one- and two-family dwellings) within our fire jurisdiction. There are three main ways that we provide and install free smoke alarms: • Individual Requests: Any person living within the Sugar Land Fire Department’s fire jurisdiction may call the Public Education Program Office and request this service. To make an appointment, call (281) 275-2859 or e-mail • Free Home Fire Safety Survey: During the course of a home safety survey, smoke alarms may be installed as needed. Also, smoke alarm batteries are replaced as needed. To make an appointment, call (281) 2752859 or e-mail fire@sugarlandtx. gov. • Emergency Responses: At the conclusion of most emergency responses to residences, firefighters check for smoke alarms and replace or install smoke alarms and/or batteries as needed.

Highlands Elementary Parade of Nations celebrates diverse cultures To celebrate the diverse cultures represented at their school, Highlands Elementary School students and staff held their 19th Annual MultiCultural Parade of Nations, on Friday, March 26. The campus parade featured students and staff dressed in festive clothing representing their native coun-

tries or depicting the Australian Outback. Prior to participating in the parade, students completed a week-long study on cultures, which involved learning details surrounding the history, population, languages, foods, and other details associated with various countries.


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Reduce, Reuse, Recylce, and ROCK! Environmental Awareness event Come get out and show your Green Spirit! Sugar Land’s  Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council and Keep Sugar Land Beautiful are partnering to make Friday, April 23, 7:00 p.m., at Sugar Land Town Square, the end of Sugar Land’s Environmental Week, a fun-filled day!  The creative and entertaining Vocal Trash will be performing throughout the evening in the middle of Town Square surrounded by a festival-type atmosphere. There will be activity booths, a recyclable art contest, a MYAC performed skit, and plenty more

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American Legion Post 294 announces scholarship winner

The William Workman American Legion Post 294 of Missouri City has selected Melissa Gasataya as the recipient of its annual scholarship awarded to an outstanding cadet in the Air Force Junior R.O.T.C. program at Elkins High School.  Miss Gasataya is a Senior who will attend the University of Houston to study Pharmacy.  She is a member of The National Honor Society, English Honor Society and participated in the Twin brothers Abraham and Alexavier Brown, 2 ½, skip along the trail Junior R.O.T.C. program for four years at Elkins. She is the daughter of at Missouri City’s annual Bunny Hop held on March 27 at Community Jeric and Maria Gasataya of Missouri City. Park. Approximately 2,000 people attended the event, which also featured pony rides, face painting and a rock climbing wall.

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$300,000 • Sienna Location, location! This five bedroom home is on a cul-de-sac street within walking distance to park. Home has great living space, including both formals, a cozy family room & spacious gameroom upstairs. Upgrades include tile flooring in downstairs living areas & limestone fireplace. Gourmet kitchen has stainless appliances, gas stove, tons of cabinets and ample counter space. Front and backyard have been beautifully landscaped. Close to schools, shopping & more! Don’t miss this one! (210BF)

This gorgeous 5 bedroom home has all the bells & whistles you expect from Trendmaker! Features include: Upgraded limestone elevation, tile flooring throughout downstairs living areas, back pack rack, etc. Gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, upgraded maple cabinetry & large island. Master bath is luxurious, complete with whirlpool tub, granite countertops & brushed nickel hardware. Upstairs gameroom is very spacious and can be multi-purpose. Walking distance to lake & elementary school! (8830SO)

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This pristine Highland Home is a custom home, without the custom price! Over $60K in upgrades and another $60K+ into the backyard! Upgrades include carriage garage doors, handscraped wood floors throughout the downstairs ($25K upgrade), built-in entertainment center, stone fireplace, etc. Too many upgrades to name them all. The gourmet kitchen is fabulous & includes granite, custom cabinets & upgraded appliances. Enjoy the flagstone pool, complete with rock waterfall, by Hipp Pools year round. (8406FQ)

$325,000 • Sienna

This beautiful 5 bedroom home, by Village Builders, is on a large corner lot, in an enclave neighborhood. Your first impression will be of the enormous oak tree, one of the largest & oldest trees in Sienna, on the front lawn! Home also has a study, formal dining and a large gameroom. Gourmet kitchen has granite countertops & stainless appliances, including double ovens. Lot is large enough to accomodate a 3 car detached garage! Home will be within walking distance to new high school. (9818SC)

Just 5 yrs new, this 2 story with 2 story ceilings in living & dining has a big family room & great kitchen. Big master & bath with great closets. $139,900 for this 3/2 ½ / 2 that shines like new. Over 2100 s/f per tax rolls & builder. (2726FG)

NEW ON THE MARKET. Large house in Quail Valley with guest quarters. Completely redone main house and garage apartment with completely new paint, carpet, appliances, countertop. Main house (down stairs) living, dining, den, kitchen, breakfast, master down and office/bedroom with built-ins, 1 1/2 baths. (upstairs) bath and three bedrooms. Garage Apt (down stairs) den/bedroom, mud room. (upstairs) living, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, breakfast, bath. House has pool between main house and guest apartment. 2 car garage. CALL BECKY FAUST 713-828-9007 (3003CA)

STAFFORD – 3/2/2, this home features a Butler’s Pantry, granite counters and lighted kitchen cabinet, fireplace, lovely back yard with an Arbor and a raised deck around a sprawling Oak tree. $139,900 (12906VL) FIRST COLONY – 4/3.5/2, Located in one of the most sought after communities of Oaks of Alcorn this home features a gourmet kitchen with granite and vaulted ceiling, granite in Master Bath, formal living could be used as a study, game room, and lush backyard setting with a pool/spa and gazebo. $389,000 (3814EL)

CREEKMONT - 4/3.5/2, Home located on a private lot with no back neighbors, featuring a media room, gameroom, data center, and granite in island kitchen. $229,000 (2531SO)


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QUAIL VALLEY - Nicely redone 3/2/2 with replaced flooring, some appliances, super clean & ready to sell. No neighbors behind. Deck. High ceilings in master & big open living/dining room,great closets. Built-ins in 1 bedroom can make it a study. $106,990, 1736 s/f per tax rolls. Can help with closing costs. (2122 HH)

SUMMER LAKES – Stunning home in Summer Lakes that is tastefully decorated and looks like new. Open kitchen with granite counters and tile backsplash. Upgrades include: carpet and pad, lighting and plumbing fixtures, and bevelled glass door. Extensive tile, full gutters, and covered patio are additional features. A really lovely home! $179,900 (527RP)

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FIRST COLONY – 4/3.5/2, Located on cul-de-sac, features a study with French doors and Plantation shutters, spacious kitchen with granite counters, master suite down, gameroom and covered patio. $350,000 (4815PE)

RIVERSTONE – 5 or 6/4.5/2, This home features an elegant 2 story entry, formals, high ceilings and tile floor in the family room that opens to the kitchen that offers granite counters, master and second bedroom with a full bath down, sunroom, outdoor kitchen. $449,990 (6426HM)

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Custom Home in gated acreage community. Almost 4000sqt. 1 story with bonus room. 4 bedrooms & 4 full baths. Upgrades galore with beautiful hardwood floors and gourmet granite kitchen. Custom cabinets and builtins thru out. Covered patio and 2 car garage. Private lot. Priced $500’s.

FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND! 2 story 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths. Totally updated with new granite kitchen, fixtures, wood & tile thru-out. Landscaped yard with wood deck. Rare find priced in low $200’s.

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New Home! Almost 3000 sqft! Corner lot. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Both formals and or study. 3 car garage. Upgrades galore! Covered patio too. Reduced from $350,000 to $280’s hurry!

TELFAIR: 1 story Village Builder home over 3100 sqft! Built in 2007. 3 bedrooms & study. Gourmet over sized island kitchen with granite.Tile and Hardwoods thru-out. Upgrades galore! Energy Efficient Sprinklers & more! Priced to go fast!



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double crown molding. Study w/French doors. Open family room w/sculptured mantle.Island kitchen has lots of extras. Master suite down has large sitting area & fireplace. Master bath w/separate vanities & dressing area & custom closets. Media room is wired w/7.1 wiring. Hidden room upstairs behind built ins.Large gameroom. Upgraded elevation, brick, & double door entry. $499,500. (1607BT) Email:

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Great for entertaining and family fun.French doors from living room open to family room. Island kitchen w/stainless steel appliances. 18” tile in brkft and kitchen. Most of the living areas are in hardwoods as well as the master. Alot of recent updates. Beautiful backyard adjacent to greenbelt and extended patio.Wonderful schools. (4207SI)

• Exceptional home in Ft Bend schools area. Two story entry introducing you to separate dining w/double crown molding. Large family area down and gameroom up. Island kitchen w/upgraded cabinets, lots of storage and counterspace plus gas stove. Master suite has executive master bath. Features include berber carpet,updated a/c, dishwasher, upgraded paint, dual a/c & heating,and special energy water heater. Oversized homesite w/auto sprinkler system.Exterior elevation was upgraded& has solar screens and gutters. (8430FR)




• Warm & inviting w/high ceilgings & beautiful wood/ laminate floors thru most of 1st floor. Kitchen, brkft, & baths are tile. Family room is open to kitchen. Master Down. Large secondary bedrooms. Updates: roof, a/c, furnace, pergo, alarm, paint. (107WB)



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SIENNA – Popular Plantation Legend floor plan has lots of special features that will delight the pickiest buyer. Both formals, study, huge family and kitchen area, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths all on 1st floor. Bonus space upstairs is perfect gameroom, media room, etc. Upgraded tile entry, kitchen baths. Custom hand-scraped Hickory flooring thru-out rest of 1st floor. Custom fireplace mantel & built-ins. Private backyard w/ no neighbors behind. $270,000. MLS# 85114494 (10522FF)

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SIENNA – Wonderfully spacious 1 story with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Generous island kitchen w/ Granite, Stainless, Oak cabinetry. Elegant arched openings to family room, gameroom Both formals. 3 car garage. Shows beautifully. Extras include covered front porch, 2 back patio areas, sprinkler system, 2 hot water heaters, recent A/C compressor, water softener system & more. $300,000. MLS# 13992694 (2523CC)

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SIENNA – Beautifully maintained family home w/many recent updates-carpet/ pad, hot water heater, insulated garage doors, covered patio stamped & stained cement decking, tile bathrms, solar screens, soft water sys, 5ft garage bumpout, exterior paint. Flexible move-in. $236,900 Nancy Marcis 713-817-6970 (2722FO)

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PECAN GROVE – Showcase Custom! Sparkling pool w/lots of extra yard, cvrd patio, full sprnklr sys, high ceilings, Anderson storm drs, solar screens, Gulf Coast dbl pane wndws, lots of storage w/walk-in attic access, custom molding, SS appl; recent paint, tile, light fixtures & security sys; wood flrs, plantation shutters, hunter Douglas wood blinds & much more! $289,000 Holly Cravens 713-865-1841 (2210WO)

QUAIL VALLEY – Spacious one story 4 bed 2 1/2 bath on the golf course with water view. Pool, screened porch. Impecably maintained with updated flooring, baths, lighting, kitchen appliances... over 2500 sq ft $179,000 MLS # 70009131 (3210CP)

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THE GROVE – 1815 COTTON MILL CT. Lrg living area w/high ceilings, open formal dining rm, extra rm in master bdrm, recent int/ext paint & tile flrs, pleasing neutrals, lots of light, recent updates. Nicely landscaped (bckyrd in progress!) Custom fitted plywood for all windows during hurricane season! Don’t Miss! $125,000 Holly Cravens 713-8651841 (1815CM)

3999 MARANATHA – Custom built home on 2.75-acres in exclusive Maranatha Farms. Formal areas, den & stdy dwn, gamerm up. Isl kit,granite cntrs, dbl ovens, gas cooktop, built-in refrig. Mstr suite w/FP & sitting rm/stdy. Hrdwd flrs thruout downstairs, 3-FP’s, 2- strwys & much more! Beautiful pool/spa, cool decking & sep playground for kids! $1,325,000 JOYCE NORDQUIST 281222-7652 (3999MA)

QUAIL VALLEY – 2803 CAMBRIDGE LN #7. End unit on golf course! Live in ”like home” square footage w/no maintenance. Update w/laminate flrs in den & tile in kit, dining hallway & baths. High ceilings in lrg den w/sliding glass windows looking to private patio. Atrium off master bdrm & den. A Must See! $89,900 Tracy Taylor 281-797-8970 (2803CA)

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Wow! Better than a model! 3 bedrm, on corner lot. Walk to new water park! 9’ceilings, ceramic tile in kit, and baths. Master: seperate shower & garden tub. Isl kit opens to spacious living area. Blinds throughout w/beautiful window treatments. $124,900 (5707RP)

SIENNA PLANTATION Highland home on the golf course w/ pool/spa! Hardwoods throughout. Gameroom. Media room, & built in desk/work area up. Stone FP,study with french doors, 2-story entry, iron stair railings. Gourmet kit w/ large isl, lots of cabinets, & butler panty, opens to living area! Truly magnificent! $499,900 (3410SC)


Major $$ reduction! Custom waterfront property on natural lake. 2-story living. Lrg isl kit w/ granite countertops, SS appl.-sun room off breakfast w/ 1 of 2 FP. Hard surface flring throughout. Master suite w/ view, high ceilings, and bath w/ shower and whirlpool. Gameroom up. $349,900 (4315CV)


Highland built home incl. hardwoods & tile flooring. Isl kit w/ granite countertops opens to living area. Corner rock FP, high ceilings! Iron stair railings. Gamroom w/ hardwoods up! Covered patio, & additional flagstone patio. Full sprinkler system-No backyard neighbors! $249,900 (4535WG)


Back on the market! Corner lot w/ pool & spa, plus yard! Totally updated! Silestone countertops, isl kit, SS Appl., tile & wood floors, his & her master bath viewing atrium w/ koi pond. 3 full baths, 2-1/2 baths, gameroom down! 3 car gar+ bath, hardiplank siding, roof replaced, A/C’s replaced. Built-ins, wetbar, sprinkler, the list goes on! $269,900 (3134SB)


Nice one story in Quail Valley. Walk to Elementary school! Double door entry with ceramic tile & atrium area-High ceilings in living area, FB, wetbar, & access to covered patio. Formal dining w/ brick pillars. Very light kitchen, lrg window over sink. Lrg master & bath w/ two walk-in closets. Lrg backyard.

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The Prudential Foundation grants acknowledged the volunteer service of 562 Prudential associates and retirees in the “Voices of Change” United States, while the Prudential Join us at our next SWAPEN Meeting Sugar Creek Country Club • 4/20/10 • 11:00AM Financial grants recognized 65 Prudential employees in Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan and South Korea, all who excelled Topic: Legal Update, Dick Sweetwater Country Club from in commitment, leadership and Hargis, Legal Counsel for 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm service to their communities. The HAR April Host Office Realm Prudential CARES Volunteer Thursday, April 15, Professionals, Sugar Land Grants program recognizes individual and team volunteers who provided a minimum of 40 hours Fort Bend Chapter WCR of volunteer service per individBusiness Resource Luncheon ual. Grants range from $250 to Panel – Selling to the Ages Annual Basket Auction $5,000 for each award winner’s 4/8/10 • Sweetwater CC • 11:30AM charitable organization.

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FBI announces a Fort Bend health care fraud conviction Free “SAT” practice test at George Memorial Library By LeaAnne Klentzman Co-owner of a Houston based medical equipment company was convicted of health care fraud. Fred Jessie Cole Jr., of Crusade Integrated Health Services, has pleaded guilty to 14 counts of health care fraud. United States Attorney José Angel Moreno and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Tuesday morning April 6, that Cole, 44, was a co-owner of Crusade Integrated Health Services, a durable medical equipment company located in Houston. According to officials, “In a hearing before United States

District Court Judge Lee H. Rosenthal today, Cole admitted to submitting false and fraudulent claims to the Texas Medicaid Program for incontinence supplies such as diapers and briefs that were not delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries, not wanted by Medicaid beneficiaries and not medically necessary. He also admitted to submitting claims to Medicaid for the delivery of 1,338,466 units of diapers and briefs when he only purchased 314,571 units for delivery and to forging the signatures of Medicaid beneficiaries on delivery tickets to cover up the fact that he was billing

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Medicaid for more than he was providing.” The fraudulent services were alleged to have occurred between May 3, 2003, and Sept. 1, 2006. During that time Cole submitted approximately $1,068,387 worth of claims for diapers and briefs to Medicaid and was paid approximately $937,567 for those claims said officials. Cole has remained free on bond pending his sentencing which is scheduled for Aug. 11, 2010. He faces a maximum of up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release for the health care fraud convictions. The investigation into Cole and his business dealings was the result of a joint investigation by agents of the Texas Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the FBI. Assistant United States Attorney Julie Redlinger prosecuted the case.

Representatives from the Princeton Review will conduct a free practice SAT test at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library, on Saturday, April 17, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, which is located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. A follow-up strategy session will take place on Saturday, April 24, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, in the library’s Meeting Room. Students will take the practice test during session one, and will review their scores and learn strategy tips to increase their future scores at the second session. The SAT is used by U.S. colleges to determine admissions and to award scholarships and grants. The test is three hours and 45 minutes long, and consists of three sections – Critical Reading, Writing, and Math. The sessions are free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend., click on “Calendar,” Participants may also register by select “George Memorial calling the library at 281-341Library,” and find the program. 2604, or by visiting the library

April 15 is deadline for business owners to file property renditions April 15 is the deadline for business owners to file property renditions with the appraisal district. Business owners and operators are required to render any tangible personal property held or used to produce income, such as furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, vehicles and inventory. State law imposes significant penalties for late or fraudulent renditions. In January, the appraisal district mailed about 15,000 personal property renditions. Chief Appraiser Glen Whitehead asks that businesses that did not receive a form contact the appraisal district office. Motor vehicle, boat, heavy

equipment and manufactured home dealers are required to follow a different procedure to report certain types of inventory and should check with the appraisal office for details, he said. State law requires full disclosure of information requested on the rendition forms. “It is a criminal violation to make false statements on renditions,” Whitehead said in a release. Renditions are confidential and not open to public inspection, according to the appraisal district. For more information, contact the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District at 281-3448623.

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You’re driving along and suddenly the “Check Engine Light” comes on. What does it mean and what should I do? Depending on the year, make, and model of your vehicle, there are literally hundreds of reasons a “Check Engine Light” may appear. Can the vehicle be driven? The general rule is: if the Don Wheeler “Check Engine Light” is on, and the car seems to Service Director be running ok, you can drive it, however if the engine light is on and it is flashing, you should get the vehicle checked immediately. If the light is on and not flashing, you should have it checked at your earliest convenience. The “Check Engine Light” is a warning light for multiple systems operating in your vehicle. In simplest of terms, it’s like an engine management warning system to alert you of a potential problem. Just like your computer pops up with an “error message” saying that something’s wrong, your check engine light turns on to warn you that it has detected a malfunction: mechanical, technical, software, or otherwise. Many people will try to reset the check engine light on their vehicles, this will actually only mask the problem. Most manufacturers advise against it. All this does is reboot your computer and it will go into a process called “relearn” losing all stored data for proper diagnosis of the problem. The best thing to do would be to call your service provider to schedule an appointment to run a diagnosis on your vehicle. That way you and your family are safe so you can “relax and enjoy the difference.”

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New Territory woman arrested; charged with theft & fraud By LeaAnne Klentzman Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot’s investigators, as well as local law enforcement officers, have arrested a Fort Bend County woman for theft and fraud based on her business dealings with the Medicaid system. Etta M. Ephraim T u e s d a y, March 30, Etta M. Ephraim, owner and operator of Good Hope Medical Supplies Inc. in Sugar Land, was arrested.  Her arrest was the result of  a March 24 indictment for defrauding the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program in what was described by Texas Attorney General

Greg Abbot as an illegal billing scheme. The indictment is for theft by a government contractor.  According to State records,  Ephraim, 44, owned and operated Good Hope Medical Supplies Inc. from 2002 to 2008 when it was closed in tax forfeiture. Good Hope Medical Supplies was a durable medical equipment business located at a residence in the New Territory subdivision west on TX 99 on Annie’s Way.  To date, Ephraim remains one of the Directors of another corporation known as House of Refuge Worldwide, Inc., a nonprofit,  based out of a northeast Fort Bend County home in the Mission Bend subdivision with a Houston mailing address.  Ephraim is charged with

falsely billing the Medicaid program and illegally receiving reimbursements for services not provided said Abbot. He went on to say, “According to state investigators, Ephraim billed Medicaid more than $46,800 for her services. Of that, reimbursements totaling $20,273 were improper. The illegal overfilling(s) occurred between October 2004 and September 2006.” According to Fort Bend County records, Ephraim also had a business by the name of Star Healthcare services at the same address beginning in May of 2003.   The Attorney General’s Office will prosecute the case with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office along with federal, state, and local assistance.

Vandals destroy LA Fitness center over the weekend By LeaAnne Klentzman A pack of vandals nearly destroyed the LA Fitness center over the weekend. Sheriff’s spokesperson Terriann Carlson said Monday, “Detectives of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information on the suspect(s) responsible for damaging the inside of L A Fitness, 9025 State Highway 6 South, Houston, Fort Bend County, early Sunday morning.” Carlson went on to explain that it appeared that unknown suspects forced their way into the fitness center by breaking the front window leading into the pool. Power to the building was disabled, defeating the alarm sys-

tem. Carlson said, “Detectives believe the suspect(s) were inside the building for a considerable amount of time.”  Damage to the facility was dispensed by intruders by discharging numerous fire extinguishers and four 1-gallon paint cans. The chemicals of the fire extinguishers and paint were strewn through the building, as well as fruit juice and food strewn and smeared throughout. Furthermore said Carlson, a small fire was set which caused the activation of the sprinkler system causing substantial water damage.  The overall estimated cost of damage to the interior of L A Fitness was approximately $200,000. Anyone with infor-

Accident at intersection of West Bellfort and FM 1464 claims 1 life, injures 3 waiting to turn left on West Bellfort when a Dodge carryall van driven by a Sugar Land woman disregarded a stop and careened into the Caballeros family in their 1997 Honda sedan. As a result of the impact, Adolfo Caballero Sr. was killed. His wife Maria Caballero, and son Adolfo Caballero Jr. and another passenger Angela Perez were all seriously injured.  The driver of the minivan was not seriously injured.  No charges have been filed. 

Woman pistol whipped in area apt. parking lot By LeaAnne Klentzman A woman was attacked and pistol whipped in her apartment parking lot. As a Missouri City mother was collecting her child and his necessities last weekend in the parking lot of the Quail Valley apartments, she was robbed and pistol whipped by a masked man demanding cash. According to reports, the woman’s attacker was a large black man. He was wearing all black, with a black stocking pulled over his face to disguise his features. He hit the victim several times in the head with a pistol as she tried to get out of her car. Eventually the attacker pulled the woman from the car, grabbed her purse then hit her a few more times before fleeing in a black pick up truck. The woman was treated for cuts and bruises to her head and scalp.  No further suspect information was available. 

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Opposed Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Child Protection Policies and Actions.1

Strong Supporter of Attorney General Greg Abbott: supports his efforts to protect children from abusers, especially online predators; strong supporter of Jessica’s Law; contributor and fundraiser for a home for abused children.

Supports removing Thomas Jefferson from World History curriculum standards in our public schools. He called those who supported this action the Magnificent Seven.2

Opposes removing Thomas Jefferson from World History curriculum standards in our public schools.

FAILED to contribute any money to the John McCain and Sarah Palin Campaign or any other Republican candidates for key offices.

Contributed Over $14,500 to the John McCain and Sarah Palin Campaign and $10,000 to other strong conservative Republican candidates, including U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Attorney General Greg Abbott and Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams.3

No Endorsements from any Republican Legislative Leadership.4 A majority of his identified supporters do not live in this district and cannot vote in this race.

Endorsed by: President Bush’s Education Secretary Margaret Spellings; State Senator Steve Ogden; State Representative Dan Gattis; Governor Perry’s Texas A&M Regent Jim Schwertner; Mayors George Garver and Alan McGraw.

No Experience in Education or Public Schools. REFUSES TO SEND HIS CHILDREN TO PUBLIC SCHOOL. He says he shares a “very common perspective” with a State Board of Education member who wrote that public schools are a “tool of perversion,” and described the establishment of public schools as “tyrannical ” and “unconstitutional.”2 5

Former Teacher and University Professor with a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. Strong supporter of public schools who actually cares about providing the best possible education to Texas public school children: two of her children graduated from public school; a third still attends public school.

Claims To Be A “Businessman” - But Actually Is A LAWYER.6 Member of the management team that has allowed the Republican Party of Texas’ DEBT to dramatically run up over 400% to $754,543.49 with no apparent means to pay for it.3

Successful Businesswoman and Experienced Educator. Has run a real estate business for more than 10 years; successful cattle rancher and fundraiser for a local hospital.

1 Brian Russell speech at a rally opposing SB 1440, Spring 2009, 2Texas Insider, 3/22/10 & The Texas Tribune, 3/19/10; 3Reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission and the Federal Election Commission 2002-2010; 4Endorsements listed on Brian Russell Campaign Website; 5Brian Russell Website, Houston Chronicle 12/04/08 & Austin Statesman, 3/15/10; 6Russell campaign material & State Bar of Texas membership records.

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Pictured above are members of Tri-City Women's Club modeling at the March meeting are: Arlene Rivenes, Nancy Frank, Debra Perry, Cindy Corbett, Peggy Destafano, Isabel Canales, Bobbie Tomlin ,Madeline Sabanos, Debbie Riozzti of Cold Water Creek,Cherie Kiernan, Alma Villareal, Evelyn Harris, Linda Perez, Fran Ward and Susie Adair.The next meeting of Tri-City is April 13 at Ray's Gourmet Country Kitchen in Fulshear. Tri -City Women's Club is open to all women in the area.  For more information and a $22 reservation call Harriet at 281-342-4130 or Trish at 409-3630091.

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By LeaAnne Klentzman A Fort Bend man was killed and his son seriously injured after an on coming van ran a stop sign. Thursday night, about 9:30 in the evening, DPS Troopers worked a fatality accident at the intersection of West Bellfort and FM 1464 near the Alliana subdivision.  According to reports, the Caballero family of Richmond  were stopped at the intersection of FM 1464 and West Bellfort reportedly

mation regarding this incident is asked to contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers At 281342-TIPS (8477)

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Home invasion................ from page 1 Ribbons on trees. ............ from page 1 FBISD announces jewelry, electronics, and an undisclosed amount of cash, said Carlson. After a check with the to cut down trees at the for- cost-saving. ..................... from page 1 The suspects were only described as black males and a black female. Planning and Permits office to mer UNOCAL site for a new The male and female at the front door were dressed in the blue medical scrubs, the other four intruders were dressed in non-descript street clothes.  All were seen leaving in a red Dodge Ram truck and a white 4-door Honda Civic said Carlson.  Carlson said the case remains under investigation and even though no exact motive has been determined, officials believe the victim’s may have been targeted because they are small business owners.

Dumb Criminal.............. from page 1 Well as we all know, no good deed goes unpunished! Yep, when the clerk opened the drawer to complete the purchase process, the “patron” grabbed money from the cash drawer. Less than two hours later, at another convenience store on Cartwright, the same “patron” walked in and grabbed yet another cold beverage.  This time he bolted from the store

without paying. When the clerk tried to stop him, the patron punched the clerk in the face. The thirsty “patron” was nabbed nearby and arrested.  So to clearly detail the concept .. it’s a two for one robbery that equals two to ten years in the big house.  Typical of those pesky mathematical word problems, it just doesn’t make sense! 

find out if anything recent had transpired, nothing turned up, reported Adolph. Due to the results of the search, Adolph also surmised that the ribbons could have been placed by the Exchange Club, which, also, did not turn out to be the case.  Adolph had further explained that “to expand parking and remove trees, submission of site plans and building plans to the city would be required prior to construction.” All was and is not as it seemed.   Here’s what is at this time.  The Exchange Club currently continues its child abuse prevention awareness campaign visibly noticeable with the blue ribbons on the trees all over town.  There are no plans

parking lot as confirmed by the property owner’s representative, and as for the pink and orange skinny ribbons on the trees there, it’s anybody’s guess. “We have done nothing to the exterior of the building,” said Nelson, who represents the property owners. “Someone did something, maybe TxDOT or the Sugar Land fire department marked the trees for clearance tree trimming.” Who done it?--an appropriate question since it stirred so much speculation and even a message to Tricia Bradbury of Keep Sugar Land Beautiful. “The Sugar Land fire department does not mark trees with ribbons for trimming to clear the right of way,” said Adolph.

Richmond police............. from page 1 Commuter rail................ from page 1 Anyone who may have information about this case is asked to contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281342-TIPS or Detective Diana Butinski of the Richmond Police Department at 281-342-

2849. You may receive an award up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. All calls may remain anonymous.   Pines leaves behind two young daughters. 

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“This is something that we have been working on for 10 years and now it is becoming a reality,” said Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen in response to Metro’s approval of the 8.3 mile line. Mayor Owen, along with two other city mayors in Fort Bend County, has a central role in the mission to bring commuter rail to the area. Owen said that nothing seemed to be moving on it until Congressman Al Green became interested in the project that serves his district. Congressman Green met with stakeholders in several meetings and also worked in Washington to obtain help for down-the-road funding, said Mayor Owen. Reportedly, Congressman Green has agreed to seek federal funding for the project, according to Metro officials and service could begin within three to five years, they said. Enabling Fort Bend County residents to board a single Metro train, “this line will finally give people in this area another way to get to work downtown, to the Medical Center, and to sports venues, other than in their cars,” said Owen noting that parking

is becoming more expensive, and areas in which to park have become more limited. “We have to put in place other ways to commute, both now and even more in the future.” Expected with the development of the commuter rail line is retail growth “at the terminal on Highway 90A at Beltway 8,” said Mayor Owen. He is hopeful that it will encourage other development along the corridor, which will probably bring in more traffic. “Traffic mitigation will be a major issue and we need to be sensitive to surrounding neighborhoods and not allow this to impact them in a negative way as we continue to work with Metro to make sure they are aware of this concern.” The decade-long teamwork of Mayors Leonard Scarcella of Stafford, Joe Gurecky of Rosenberg, and Mayor Owen on commuter rail is about to be accomplished. They have been heard to say that they want to see the day they will cut the ribbon for the rail line and ride it downtown and back. “We started this project and we want to see it completed,” said Mayor Owen.

This is intended to improve routing efficiency between bus runs. Elementary start/stop time will change to 8:10 am – 3:10 pm, from the current 8:00 am 3:00 pm; the middle school start/ stop time will change to 8:55 am – 3:55 pm from the current 8:50 am - 3:50 pm.  No changes will be made to the high school start/ stop time. Another change will be to increase the number of students per bus run.  Also, buses will be making fewer stops to pick up and drop off students.  This will impact bus route mileage. Elementary school students taking the bus may walk up to 1,000 feet, the equivalent of less than 3 football fields, to reach their designated stop, and secondary students may end up walking up to a half a mile to a bus stop for pick-up. Earlier in March, FBISD Board of Trustees passed a reso-

lution giving its administration the authority and flexibility to look at every staff category, including central administration, for budget cuts. A financial exigency was declared by the school district calling for immediate remedies. It has been estimated that about 450 positions, including non-teaching jobs, will be cut from the total workforce.  In his latest communication to FBISD employees about position cuts, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Jenney informed them about new allocation numbers.  In his message, he stated that a total of 82 jobs were identified for elimination in accordance with the allocation formula. Those categories include a maximum of 30 middle school and 52 high school teaching positions to be slashed from the budget.  This number is part of the estimated 450 that will need to go.

$1,000 reward................. from page 1 led to the reward offer to rope-in a suspect “and put a stop to this, altogether.” The animal killing incidents have been occurring near and around the 2900 block of Lakeview for the past year in the Quail Valley subdivision. “Cats in the neighborhood had been mysteriously disappearing,” said the concerned resident, and when some of them were found dead, they had been shot.” Intentionally killing a cat is a criminal offense in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, regardless of ownership. This was clarified in Texas as a result of a 2007 Galveston County trial that received national attention involving a man charged with animal cruelty for shooting and killing a feral cat.  Although the case ended in a mistrial, state law was amended to make it clear that anyone who intentionally kills any cat—pet, stray, or feral will have violated Texas anti-cruelty law. A feral cat, not considered a wild animal, is defined as an untamed domestic cat born in urban, subur-

ban, or rural areas, and anywhere that people reside. In an series of interviews, Paige Santell, who was the Galveston County Assistant DA and felony prosecutor at the time in State v. Stevenson, said of the clarification, “I think that the impact on that is going to be good, because I think that they now, people that care for these animals, know that they’re protected, that somebody just can’t pick them off, you know, randomly on the street. And I think them being protected is important to people that care for these animals.” Quail Valley Proud, encompassing several neighborhood HOAs, has been asked to mediate the reward being offered for information about the cat killing.  Quail Valley Proud may be reached at 281-438-4714 or qvproud@aol. com and the Missouri City Police Department, which was called for assistance, may be contacted at 281-403-8700 or by calling the Missouri City Crime Tip Line at 281-403-5868 with information to assist in making an arrest.

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The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing an Invitation for Bids for the following:

The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing an Invitation for Bids for the following:

IFB #185-10 Term Contract for Concrete Street Construction and Repair

IFB #186-10 Term Contract for Concrete Sidewalk Construction and Repair

Scope: The City intends to hire a general contractor(s) to provide all material, labor, and equipment necessary to perform new construction and repairs of concrete streets at various locations in the City on an as-needed basis. Individual task items will be bid on a unit cost basis.

Scope: The City intends to hire a general contractor(s) to provide all material, labor, and equipment necessary to perform new construction and repairs of concrete sidewalks at various locations in the City on an as-needed basis. Individual task items will be bid on a unit cost basis.

Bid responses will be accepted until 2:00 P.M. local time April 26, 2010 and then opened.

Bid responses will be accepted until 2:00 P.M. local time April 26, 2010 and then opened.

Bid packages are available beginning April 7th from the Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, in Missouri City, by calling (281) 403-8612 or by email to

Bid packages are available beginning April 7th from the Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, in Missouri City, by calling (281) 403-8612 or by email to

Bids must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Bids must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Bids marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Bids are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.

Bids must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Bids must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Bids marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Bids are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.

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CITY OF MISSOURI CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE APPROVED PROJECT PLAN AND REINVESTMENT ZONE FINANCING PLAN FOR REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER ONE, CITY OF MISSOURI CITY (THE “ZONE”) RESULTING IN THE INCREASE OF GEOGRAPHIC AREA AND PROJECT COSTS OF THE ZONE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 311, TEXAS TAX CODE.    Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Missouri City will hold a public hearing on April 19, 2010, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas 77489 for the proposed amendment of the approved project plan and reinvestment zone financing plan (the “Plan”) for Reinvestment Zone Number One, City of Missouri City resulting in an increase in geographic area and project costs of the Zone.    All persons are invited to attend the hearing and speak for or against the amendment to the Plan, the increase in geographic area and project costs of the Zone, the boundaries of the Zone, or the concept of tax increment financing. Owners of property in the Zone may protest orally or in writing the inclusion of their property in the Zone. The original boundaries of the Zone and the enlargement area are described in the following map:

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The Summer Day Camp Program begins June 7, 2010 and will conclude August 20, 2010. Candidates must be hired by May 24, 2010. • Camp Supervisor - (1 Position) • Lead Camp Counselor - (1 Position) • Camp Counselors - (7 Positions) The Municipal Pool will open its operations on May 29, 2010 and end the season on September 6, 2010. • Pool Lifeguard - (7 Positions) • Pool Manager - (1 Position) Candidates must be at least 16 years old (Pool Manager must be at least 19 years old). For specific details about the positions and to apply online, please visit our website at Applications can also be obtained at City Hall, 8-5, M-F. Resumes submitted without a City of Sugar Land application will not be considered. Fax: 281-275-2712. PAY FOR AD BY VISA, MC, AM EXPRESS, DISCOVER

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, Cajun Self Storage LLC, 2935 FM 521 Fresno, TX 77545, Phone 281-431-2819, will hold a public auction to satisfy Landlord’s lien. The auction will be held @ 12:30 pm on Saturday April 17,2010. Property includes the contents of spaces of the following tenants: JUAN M. MARTINEZ Unit B-86 “tools and misc items”. And MARIA AYALA Unit C-83 “Household items, Boxes, Furniture”. Cajun Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All successful bidders shall take possession and remove contents of the unit immediately. ALL SALES ARE FINAL & MUST BE PAID IN CASH ONLY.



INVITATION TO BID NO. 2010-008 SUGAR MILL DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS 1. The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for the furnishing of all labor, material, and equipment, and the performing of all Work required for the following project in the City: CIP PROJECT NAME: CIP PROJECT NUMBER: LOCATION OF WORK:

Sugar Mill Drainage Improvements DR0803 Sugar Mill Subdivision, Sugar Land, Texas, 77498

2. Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from the following office and location with payment of $50.00: AECOM USA Group, Incorporated 5757 Woodway Drive Suite 101 W Houston, Texas 77057 Telephone (713) 780-4100

3. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m., April 22, 2010, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. 4. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 15, 2010, City of Sugar Land Fire Administration and Annex Building, 10405 Corporate Drive, Suite 200, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478.

Proposal responses must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the RFP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Responses must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Responses are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.

5. The City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that complies with all requirements of the Request for Bids. The City of Sugar Land will give notice of the contract award within sixty (60) calendar days after the bid opening date and time.

Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS   Notice is hereby given that the original Letters Testamentary for the ESTATE OF CAROL YVONNE HUNTER were issued to March 22, 2010, in Docket No. 10-CPR02596 pending in County Court at Law No. 4 of Fort Bend County, Texas to BERNARD HUNTER.   The residence and mailing address of the Independent Executor is 3511 Crow Valley, Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas 77459.   All Persons having claims against this estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.   DATED THIS 30th day of MARCH, 2010 The Carlisle Firm /s/ Sallie K. Carlisle Texas Bar No. 24029473 3303 Main St. Suite 305 Houston, Texas 77002 Tel: 713.521.0001 Fax: 713.528.4888

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE To satisfy landlords lien at The Storage Place, 637 Trammel - Fresno, Fresno, TX 77545 on April 16, 2010 @ 9:00 am. Household items from Unit B-6 Kenneth Harris; Unit B-2 Carl Conway; Outside #10 Antonyo Johnson. FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 23 NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF AMENDED RATE ORDER   Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 23 (the “District”), at a meeting held on March 25, 2010, adopted an Amended Rate Order (the “Order”). Violation of any of the rules contained in the Order will subject the violator to penalties, including disconnection of water and sewer service, a fine of up to $10,000 per breach and/or day and may include payment of any costs or damages resulting from the violation.    A copy of the Order is on file at the principal office of the District, Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600, Houston, Texas 77027, where it may be read in full. /s/ Brian Cokes President, Board of Directors

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S ta r r i n g s Editor's note: Starrings are for non-profit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the "5 W's": Who, What, When, Where, and Why. Fax us: 281-690-4250; e-mail: or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Ste. 300, Stafford, TX 77477.

APRIL 8 Disaster trainings Southwestern Branch Office of American Red Cross will be holding several basic disaster trainings. Mass Care Overview will be held Thursday, April 8, 6:30 p.m., 2610 Terry Blvd., Rosenberg. Call Caroline at 281-3429480. APRIL 9 “Top Secret Style Show” Sugar Land Christian Women’s Connection will host this premiere showing by outstanding designers, Friday, April 9, 11:30 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Also, Susan Quiring will be a guest speaker. For reservations or on-site child carw call 281-980-9670. Fort Bend Alliance Networking to meet This group will meet Friday, April 9, 8:30 a.m., Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, Great Hall, 431 Eldridge Rd., Sugar Land. Program will be Gateway to Care, with guest speaker Merri Manson. 281-207-2304 for more info. APRIL 10 Elkins ProGrad Style Show Elkind ProGrad 2010 will host their annual Style Show, Dinner, Dance, & Auction, Elkins Commons, Saturday, April 10, 6:00 p.m., silent auction 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., and the main event “Hollywood Knights” style show at 8 p.m. Tickets $25, $300 for

a VIP table (seats 10). Call Michelle at 832-641-0640 for tickets. More info Women’s Ministry to host breakfast The Women’s Ministry at Christ United Methodist Church, Family Life Center GYm, Sugar Land, to host this breakfast, Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. Fashion consultant Rebecca Matthews will share fashion tips & trends. Space limited, call Lynn at 281-690-4773. Czech Heritage Society to meet Fort Bend Czech Heritage Society will meet Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m., Vogelsang Bldg., 1909 Ave G, Rosenberg. Program will be on Rosenberg Railroad. Cover dish meeting Call 281-232-2271 for more info. Saturday with the Master Gardeners Visit the Demonstrations Gardens & talk to the volunteers who design & maintain them, Park in front of the Agriculture Center & walk to the back, 1402 Band Rd. Rosenberg, Saturday, April 10, 9 - 11 a.m.. More info www. or 281-341-7068. Bargain Book Sale Friends of the First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, will hold this book sale Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of good condition books only can be donated during regular library hours, children’s items especially needed. Call 281-416-0936 for more information.


Autism Play Group Saturday Fort Bend Co. Autism Play Group provides social opportunities for children with Autism ages 1-12 and their families. This play group is Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. to noon, Lost Creek Park, 3703 Lost Creek, Sugar Land. Drinks, snacks door prizes are provided by local sponsors. Cost is free, donations appreciated. Call Susan at 281-726-2665 for more information. APRIL 12 Parents for Academic Excellence (PACE) A free presentation titled “Differentiation in the GT Classroom” by Dr. Laura MacKay and an opportunity to learn about PACE, Monday, April 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fort Bend ISD Administrative Annex-Main Auditorium, 3119 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land. For more Leon 281-3230226 or FBISD GT Dept. at 281-6341121. George Ranch HS PTO to meet The George Ranch PTO general meeting to be held Monday, April 12, 6:30 p.m., Brazos Crossing Board Room, 3911 Ave I, Rosenberg. Aggie Moms’ Club meets The Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club will meet Monday, April 12, 7 p.m., Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way. Dr. Tom Rivers from Richmond Bone & Joint Clinic is guest speaker. For more info www. Blood Drive Lamar CISD is hosting a blood drive Monday, April 12, Brazos Crossing Administration Bldg., 3911 Ave I, Rosenberg, 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. To sign up or more info call 832-223-


BAPTIST CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER • 832-655-2515 SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 2106 5th Street • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 10:30am (Brunch Follows) Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ!

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am

15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am

0128 or 832-223-0200. APRIL 14 April DAR Meeting The Ft. Bend Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Wednesday, April 14, 10 a.m., Wesley Hall, Sugar Land First United Methodist Church. Guest speakers are historians Joella and Stuart Morris from the Museum of Southern History. For details Kyleen at 281-499-3007. “Be the Target-Make More Money” The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance to host this Business Excellence Workshop”, Chamber office, 4120 Avenue H, Rosenberg, Wednesday, April 14, 11:30 a.m..To sign up or more information call Joy at 281-342-5464. APRIL 15 Blood Drive scheduled Kempner HS Health Science Technology program is hosting this blood drive Thursday, April 15, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the auditorium, 14777 Voss Rd., Sugar Land. Questions call 832-766-4172.

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Pepper is a 2 year old Catahoula mix who gets along great with people, kids and other dogs. Catahoulas are known for their striking blue eyes and Pepper doesn’t disappoint. Catahoulas are known to be intelligent, loyal, independent and protective. Pepper is all that, plus she is housetrained and crate trained. For more information please contact: or 832-289-0113. Visit our website at: http://www.anniesangelsrescue. com. Annie’s Angels adoption fee of $125.00 pays for spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm test and microchip. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt animal rescue group headquartered in Stafford.

“Understanding Psychological and Educational Evaluations” Free training for parents with children enrolled in Special Ed. (ECI-12th), The Arc of Fort Bend, 123 Brooks Street, Sugar Land. RSVP or more info Cheryl Sewell at 281-494-5924. Sugar Creek Garden Club to meet “Birding in the Houston Area” will be presented by Kathy Adams Clark & Gary Clark. This program will help identify birds in the area. The meeting will be held Thursday, April 15, 9:30 a.m., Sugar Creek Country Club, Garden Room. No reservations necessary.

Sugar Land Aglow This group will meet to hear organization expert Lisa Giesler, Thursday, April 15, 9:45 a.m., Fellowship of Praise, 4100 Greenbriar, Stafford. Call Cathy at 281-980-2036 or Shirley at 281-265-4118 for information. Afternoon Book Break Take a book break Thursday, April 15, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond, 12 p.m., Room 2D. Bring a sack lunch & enjoy a discussion of “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”. Free & open to the public. Call 281-341-2677 for more information.

Curt Tueffert to address Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce on April 8 The Business & Professional Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce presents “Creating and Delivering a Value Proposition – Using the C.A.R. model to drive your selling points home” preCurt Tueffert sented by Curt Tueffert, Brick Wall Motivation. This “lunch and learn” workshop will be held Thursday, April 8, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for prospective members and walkin’s and includes lunch and materials. This seminar will be held at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce located at 445 Commerce Green Blvd. in

Sugar Land. Value vs. Price, it seems like we have been pushed into the price wars instead of the value we add based on a host of factors. In this “lunch and learn”, the “art and science” of the Value Proposition will be introduced and a clever process referred to as C.A.R. will be developed. Curt Tueffert will show you how to build a Value Proposition based on the structure of Concern => Action => Result. At the end of this seminar you will be able to better articulate your Value Proposition based on “driving” value with the C.A.R. approach. To register, please contact Ellen Bush with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce at 281.491.0277 or

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FIRST COLONY CHRISTIAN CHRUCH • 281-980-4141 4141 Sweetwater Blvd. • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Traditional Service 9:45 a.m. Contemporary (Praise) 11:20am In depth Bible study during both services METHODIST CHURCH

2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am

NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611 1424 FM 1092 Rd., Missouri City, 77459 Worship w/Holy Communion: 8:00 & 10:30 am Education hour for all ages: 9:15am


CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 1123 Burney Road, Sugar Land, 77498

3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Worship: 9:30am WWW. CUMCSL.ORG Education: 10:45am Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Children’s Worship: 11:05am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7729 800 Brooks Street Sugar Land, 77478 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 Sunday Worship Services: 8:00am & 10:30am 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missori City, TX 77459 Faith Lutheran School Pre K - 8th Grade Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am Open Skies Worship: 8:30am •

Sunday School All Ages 9:45am

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


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SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Worship Service: 9:00 & 11:15am Sunday School: 10:15am

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MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 SWEETWATER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP • 281-980-1623 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm

1730 Staffordshire • Stafford Sunday Worship 10:45am Encounter God’s Healing Love • Buck and Anna Eaton, pastors

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“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 To place an ad in The Fort Bend County Worship Directory 281-690-4200


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Babies in Memorial Hermann Southwest NICU “hatched” from colorful Easter eggs For the Easter holiday, the tiniest patients at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital snuggled in their very own handmade “Easter egg blankets” and matching caps. Memorial Hermann Southwest Volunteer and Marilyn Estates resident Linda Maraldo put her formidable sewing skills to use to create 40 blankets and caps, bringing a touch of the holiday and Spring to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. Three-week old Richmond resident, Hunter Howell (pictured here), son of Ryan and Jaclyn Howell, was just one of the babies who donned the festive Easter attire. 

Talpallikar is FBISD's Spelling Bee Champion A Fort Settlement seventh grader won top honors at the Fort Bend County Spelling Bee. Thirteen year old Arjun Talpallikar was victorious over 76 competitors, each the top speller from  his or her school.  The countywide spelling bee was held on February 20, at Briscoe Junior High in front of almost 300 spectators.  Arjun will represent Fort Bend I.S.D. in the regional competition to be held in Houston. 

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17th Annual Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off Keep Sugar Land Beautiful’s 17th Annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off will be held Saturday, April 10. Please make plans to help us pick up litter and keep Sugar Land beautiful – YOU can make a difference!

A complimentary breakfast will be hosted by Whole Foods Market in Sugar Land at 10:00 am. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to a cleanup site designated by Keep Sugar Land Beautiful after break-

Texana’s 2010 “Reaching for the Stars” gala set for April Texana Center is delighted to announce that Prosperity Bank has stepped forward to take the Presenting Sponsorship for this year’s Reaching for the Stars Gala. Texana has chosen Safari Texas Ranch as the venue for the 2010 gala which will take place on Friday, April 9. The event will benefit a variety of Texana programs but the focus will be on the new west campus which will begin construction in February. The Honorary Gala Chair will be filled by Mike & Judy Schmid and supported by Honorary Committee members; Drs. Scott & Juliet Breeze, Judge Robert & Pat Hebert, Mayor Joe & Doris Gurecky, Ann Smith, Allison & Cassandra Wen, Billie & Jack

Wendt and Milton & Marian Wright. Greg Groogan of Fox 26 News will once again take the Master of Ceremonies role. The live auction will be conducted by Commissioner James Patterson, one of Fort Bend’s outstanding auctioneers. The silent auction promises to be full of those, oneof-a-kind, must-have items. Then as if that is not enough, the sensational Yvonne Washington & the Mix will provide first class music to dance the night away. Table sponsorships are available at $1,500 upwards and individual tickets are $100 each For information about sponsorship or tickets, contact: Ph: 281.239.1427. To purchase tickets online, visit

at The Victorian Resort & Conference Center

Shown in photo (l-r): Tim Larsen, Zed Martin, Chanta Burton, Tiffany Eddlebutte, Ashley Gross, Frank Jensen, Gala Sponsorship Chair, John Rebeles Jr., President, Prosperity Bank Sugar Land, Walter DeShazo, Allen Harris, Cheryl Reed, Franco Albarran, Gala Vice-Chair, Josh White, and Kim Icenhower Gala Silent Auction Chair.

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Fort Bend County come out to meet your comCommissioner Morrison, missioner! Precinct 1, will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting in Arcola on April 15 at the Arcola City Hall, located at 13222 Hwy 6, from 6:30 P.M. till 8:00P.M. He will be discussing any concerns that the residents of Precinct 1 may have. Please

fast. Groups and individuals of all ages are invited to participate. Please dress comfortably – trash bags and gloves will be provided. Registration forms may be downloaded at for registering the morning of the event. Our volunteer event is Sugar Land’s contribution to the nationwide Great American Cleanup. For our 2009 Don’t Mess with





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Glitter & Gloss 2010 – “It’s not over ‘til it’s PINK!” Spring has finally arrived and Glitter & Gloss is in full bloom! The girls’ day out you’ve been waiting for is quickly approaching. From shopping to makeovers and two runway fashion shows, Glitter & Gloss will have all angles of your fashion world covered. This fun event hosted by Fort Bend Teen Service League (FBTSL) will be held on April 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way in Sugar Land, with the theme “It’s not over ‘til it’s PINK!” The Transformation Studio, will be lending their expertise to guests at Glitter & Gloss this year! Sarah and her team of specialists will be providing their services at two glam stations for Glitter & Gloss. You won’t want to miss out on this fabulous opportunity! General admission tickets for Glitter & Gloss are $10 pre-sale or $12 at the door. Fashion show tickets are $25 each (choice of 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. shows). Tickets may be purchased by contacting Shannon Woodruff at or by completing the ticket order form available at

The Mazal Group of Hadassah will hold its 1st Annual Donor Fundraiser and Brunch at the home of Mindy Gross, 631 Chevy Chase Cr., Sugar Creek, from 11am - 1pm on Sunday, April 11. Special guest speakers are Annette Sondock, National Hadassah Medical Organization Chair, and Debbie Levine, Houston Chapter President.  The goal is to raise money to fund all national and international programs of Hadassah. To RSVP, call Mindy at 281-242-4454.  To make a pledge, call Linda at 281-4913610. Pictured from left to right:  Sue Hall, Mazal President, Mindy Fort Bend Teen Service League members shown are Back row: Susie Scarborough - Advisory Board President, Gross, donor event hostess, and Linda Caplan, Mazal Fundraiser VP. Katie Kuhn - Teen League President, Shannon Woodruff - Advisory Board. Middle row: Regina Pepper, Haley McDowell, Anna Masters. Front row: and Sneha Raju. Bring your friends and join in this fun and fabulous day! The Glitter & Gloss committee looks forward to seeing you on April 10!


















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Classic Rock’N”Roll memorabilia on display at Lone Star Stomp XXl Attendees at the 21st annual Lone Star Stomp gala will get the incredible opportunity to view an exclusive display of classic rock’n’roll memorabilia – including slacks worn by Jimi Hendrix, a Rickenbacker guitar owned and played by Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, a Beatles framed gold record and more! “This amazing collection really showcases the rock’n’roll era,” said Event Chair Becky Covell. “It’s all about the beat!” “Lone Star Stomp XXI: A Rockin’ & Rollin’ Event with a Beat of Its Own” will take place on Saturday, April 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the George Ranch Historical Park’s covered arena. It’s a not-to-be-missed

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Western/Caribbean-themed event, Covell said. A Texassized dinner will be provided by The Swinging Door and the original Triumphs will headline as the night’s entertainment. This year’s live and silent auctions are also sure to be a hit. Live auction items include an original painting by James Busby, Associate Professor in Art and Artist in Residence at

Houston Baptist University. Other items include a polo match at the Pecan Acres Polo Club, a “Happy Days Party” for 50 people at Rosenberg’s Another Time Soda Fountain, sports packages and more! Honorary chairmen are Jeff and Ann Council, who are being recognized for more than two decades of service to the Fort Bend County Museum

Association. Tickets to the Lone Star Stomp are $65 per person; reserved tables are also available for parties of eight or 12. Sponsorships opportunities are also available. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online at or by calling (281) 342-1256.

Final preparations underway for CASA gala set for April 10 The 2010 Gala Committee is finalizing the details of the Child Advocates of Fort Bend Yellow Brick Gala and Auction. The event, which benefits Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s programs for children whose lives have been torn apart by abuse and neglect, will take place on April 10, at the Sugar Land Town Square Marriott!

Fly a kite to promote child abuse prevention

An event promoting child abuse prevention in Fort Bend County. There will be a simultaneous launch of 479 kites to represent child abuse victims in Fort Bend, in addition to free activities including parachute kite races, child abuse prevention education, children’s activities, motorcycle display and kite exhibition. Free kites will be given to the first 400 attend Sunday, April 18, 2010 from 1-4 p.m,, Seabourne Creek Park in Rosenberg. Fort Bend County Child Welfare Board, DFPS Child Protective Services, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, Depelchin Children’s Center, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Fort Bend Rainbow Room, Oak Bend Medical Center, Exchange Club and South Houston Area Recreational Kiters. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To learn more about the event and child abuse prevention, visit

“Ballet at the Benz” sets date for April 17 Join the BalletForte Guild in supporting Fort Bend County’s only pre-professional ballet company, BalletForte, by attending Ballet at the Benz 2010! The annual cocktail gala includes open bar (beer and wine), a martini cash bar, tastings from the best restaurants of Fort Bend County, music by Ken Mondshine and the Brotherhood and an amazing silent auction with all proceeds benefiting BalletForte. Cocktail attire. The event takes place 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land. Tickets are $50 a person, or $600 per table. Call 281-799-7554 for tickets or email

The Gala’s live auction offerings include a complete bathroom makeover thanks to David Moore and Westport Homes, a pair of first class round-trip Continental Airlines tickets anywhere in the world, a guided Alaskan fishing trip, a day of beauty for five ladies compliments of Fort Bend Premier Care, a backyard overhaul, and much more.

Presented by Founders Bank and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, the gala provides several opportunities to make a difference in the life of a child including attending the event ($125/person for reservations) and becoming a sponsor (sponsorships range from $1500 to $8,500). For more information visit or call 281-344-5108.

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April 7, 2010  

Fort Bend Countywide Newspaper