Page 1

CONTESTED POLITICAL RACES IN THE FORT BEND REPUBLICAN & DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES ON MAY 29, 2012 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

State Rep. District #26 (4 Candidates)

District Judge 387th (2 Candidates)

County Commissioner, Pct. 1 (3 Candidates)

FBISD ELECTIONS - May 12

CITY COUNCIL RACES - May 12

U.S. Rep. District #22 (2 Candidates)

H Jacquie Chaumette

H Brenda Mullinix

Justice of Peace Pct. 1, Place 1 (2 Candidates)

Fort Bend ISD Board of

Sugar Land City Council (3 Candidates)

H Barbara J. Carlson

H Diana Miller H Rick Miller

Sheriff (4 Candidates)

Constable, Pct. 2 (2 Candidates)

Trustee Position 6 (6 Candidates)

H Naomi Lam

H Pete Olson

State Rep. District #85 (2 Candidates)

H John Minchew H Troy Nehls

H Daryl Smith

H Jenny Bailey

H Hemish Gandhi

See DAILY news updates: www.FortBendStar.com

Meet

Barbara J. Carlson

US Congressional Dist. 22 Candidate

The Fort Bend / Southwest

STAR

4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477 E-Mail: starnews@fortbendstar.com • Website: www.fortbendstar.com Office: 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250 • TOLL FREE 1-888-430-7478

Please join us at these exciting upcoming Forums, with keynote speaker, Barbara J. Carlson, our U.S. District 22 Republican Conservative Constitutional Candidate. Wednesday, April 25th - 6:30 pm New Territory’s Clubhouse keynote by Barbara J. Carlson and a Constable 4 Forum/Debate.

April 29th - Meet and Greet - 5:30-7:30 pm Hosted by Angela Hu - City Plaza at Town Square 2299 Lone Star (across from Chipolte Mexican Grill). May 1st - School Board Forum at Missouri City Community Center - 6:30 pm 1622 Texas Parkway, Missouri City

www.Carlson22.com Political Advertising paid for by Barbara Carlson for US Congress Committee.

Family Owned and Locally Operated • An Official Fort Bend County Newspaper

Volume XXXIV • No. 36

Candy Land Gala is May 5

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Imperial Apartments get final okay by Sugar Land By Betsy Dolan

A handful of concerned residents made one last attempt to try and change the minds of Sugar Land's City Council in regard to a controversial plan to put 325 apartments on the old Imperial Sugar refinery property in Sugar Land's historic district. Despite the opposition, the council voted unanimously

to approve the General Plan amendment and Planned Development zoning on the second and final reading for the Imperial Development Project at their regular meeting on April 17. "I'm extremely disappointed", said Mikie Groscurth, who lives in the historic district and is a member of the Imperial Redevelopment Committee

(IRC), who opposes the project. "I feel like our group has been accused of being negative for this development and that just isn’t true. I do not support the apartments but I do support this project." Leon Anhaiser, who worked at the Imperial Sugar refinery and has been one of the IRC's most APARTMENT, continued on page 14

Time for the Skeeters to “play ball” at Constellation Field The Gala, which benefits Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s programs for children whose lives have been torn apart by abuse and neglect, will take place May 5 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. The gala provides several opportunities to make a difference in the life of a child, including attending the event ($125/person) or becoming a sponsor (sponsorships range from $1,500 to $10,000). Raffle tickets are available online at www.cafb.org/Events/Gala-for-the-Children/Raffle/ until noon on May 1 or at the Gala on May 5. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cafb.org or call 281-344-5108. Checking out some of the Gala goodies are (L to R): Board Member Jim Lockwood of Baker Hughes, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Executive Director Ruthanne Mefford, honorary chair Dee Koch, Marriott Catering Sales Manager Michelle Scrimger and the evening’s emcee Michele Fisher of The New 93Q.

Stafford announces date for public hearing on smoking ban By Karen Daniels

A step forward in the name of cleaner air has been made concerning Stafford's public smoking ordinance. Wednesday, June 27, at 7:00pm the Mayor and Councilmember's have reserved Stafford Civic Center so that they may accommodate everyone that wishes to be heard. Business owners, residents, students, and members of the community are invited to voice their thoughts; however Mayor Scarcella has advised that no

This has a nice ring to it! By LeaAnne Klentzman

So there was this residential burglary recently. The victims were only gone briefly CRIMINAL and during OF THE WEEK that time, well, someone got in their home and liberated a whole mess of treasures…guns, jewelry, and electronics. Did I mention heirloom jewelry? Yeah, the kind that makes your blood run cold when you even think about losing it… the kind that no amount of insurance could ever replace, you know, that kind.

DUMB

NICE RING, continued on page 13

decision will be made that night. He added, "If there is to be a smoking ordinance in Stafford it will be done correctly, thoroughly and thoughtfully." After this public hearing the Council will then submit the suggestions to Art Pertile, Stafford's City Attorney, to allow him to identify the legal parameters this ordinance will carry. And if some type of ordinance is passed, what

SMOKING BAND, continued on page 13

Special $5,000 reward/Crime alert issued by Crime Stoppers By LeaAnne Klentzman

Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the heist of

a purse. According to sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, a 64 year old woman was checking herself out at Kroger's in the 9300 block of Highway 6 near Bissonnet in the Mission Bend area, about 8 pm that night, and after she was finished checking, she looked through her bag and realized that her wallet was missing. “Sheriff’s office detectives reviewed the surveillance footage from the store, and also reviewed footage from a surveillance camera at a nearby Wal-Mart

Back in December, Lisa Diehl of Richmond, was stumped. She had no idea what to get her husband and son for Christmas. They were a big baseball family, her sons having played Little League and high school ball while her daughter played softball in college. Remembering all of the good times spent outside at the ballpark, seeing neighbors and friends was all the inspiration Diehl needed for those last couple of gifts. She ended up buying an 8-pack of tickets for the inaugural Sugar Land Skeeters season and putting them under the tree. "It's just so exciting", Diehl said. "It's been a long four months to wait but now it is

finally here!" Diehl and her family will be among the sell-out crowd at tomorrow night's history making

Opening Day Partners Chairman Peter Kirk (left) and Sugar Land Mayor Jimmy Thompson inspect final stadium details as Sugar Land prepares to turn over the Stadium keys to the Sugar Land Skeeters and ODP.

game when the Skeeters take the field for the very first time against the York Revolution at 7:05. The Skeeters are members of the independent Atlantic League which has no alliance with any major league organization. The Atlantic League plays at a level similar to AA or AAA in major league farm clubs. Many of the players in the Atlantic League have some big league experience, including right-handed pitcher, Gary Majewski, 32, who grew up in Houston and attended St. Pius. "It's always exciting to be a part of a new organization", Majewski said. "But this is a little different because it's a new team, a new ballpark and we're just excited to get out there and play." PLAY BALL, continued on page 13

Ridge Point High School… a two year old with talent By Joan Frances

A public school is much like a small community. It consists of leaders and followers, teachers and students. The structure of the community dictates direction and discipline. The leaders show compassion and support and the followers work to accomplish goals. A successful community is a sign of positive

reinforcement. In a public school environment, the greatest measure of success is through team work. Teachers work with students in academics and sports to engage and teach them about life. A winning team is not only a symbol of a schools success, but shows unity and devotion from its players and spectators. One of the newest schools in Fort Bend ISD, Ridge Point

High School, has exhibited exceptional team work and talent. Ridge Point High School opened in 2010 and was built to accommodate 2,500 students grade 9th through 12th. The first year, only freshmen and sophomore students attended the school. During this second year of operation, students were RIDGE POINT, continued on page 14

SPECIAL, continued on page 13

Man attacked in garage at Sugar Land Town Square By LeaAnne Klentzman

Scan with your smart phone to launch website

penalties and violations will be enforced. The Mayor advised that this process will take several council meetings to come to an agreement, to which the public is invited. In the past, studies have been conducted to analyze the economic impact of such bans on restaurants, bars, and taverns. According to Mary Ann Dolezal

By Betsy Dolan

Sugar Land Police are investigating the attack and robbery of a man after returning to his vehicle from an evening in Sugar Land Town Square. Police spokesman Doug Adolph confirmed that a local man was transported to a nearby hospital for facial injuries after he was attacked, beaten and robbed

in the Town Center parking garage. Shortly before 2:30 on the morning of April 14, a 23 year old man was attacked from behind and punched in the face as he walked to his car in the parking garage. According to Adolph, the victim Ridge Point HS soccer team shown are (l-r): Darian Echevarria, Morgan Wallace, Melissa Myers, Sara Bartczak, told police that he recognized his Aurora McMillen, Emily Howell, Lauren DeLuca, Alex Thompson, Madison Grover, Madeline Camp, Noelle assailant from earlier in the night. Abraham, Gabrielle Metoyer, Courtney Elliott, Nicole Dupin, Jaylyn Sampson, Kaitlyn Glascock. Mattison Huey, Zoey Pawlik, Elizett Gonzales, Ryanne Martz, and Meghan Brady. Coached by Susanna Schroeder and MAN, continued on page 13 Michele Janke


PAGE 2 H Wednesday, April 25, 2012

THE STAR

QV Proud Hotline CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Missouri City Community Center. The interior walls are starting to go up as well as interior stone work. HELP REDUCE CITY CODE VIOLATIONS. When you see what appears to be a violation, you can help our City Code Enforcers by reporting it using the CITY Web Site. www.missouricitytx.gov CITY WEB SITE IS “USER FRIENDLY”. Go to the left side of “home page” – “Citizen Request Center” and click on: “report a concern”. There will be a “check list” where you can easily click on what you want to report. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER

I SUBMIT MY “REPORT”? Your question, request or concern will immediately be forwarded to the staff responsible and you will receive a response “promptly”. THIS CAN BE DONE 24/7 and your identity is not required in order to submit a report. WEST CREEK CLUB OUTAGES? Centerpoint is working to resolve the issue on this “underground loop”. They are replacing the underground that feeds these ten or so homes in that area and will remove the outdated equipment. DOES PROUD HAVE A NEWSLETTER? No. We do have a “question/answer” column in the “weekly” local newspaper, FORT BEND STAR. It is typically located at the top of page 2. It

QV PROUD

HOTLINE 281.438.4714

for Fort Bend Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

NEW 2012 HYUNDAI

ACCENTS

40 MPG!

reflects current information that could be of interest to the readers. Resources are from questions/ concerns/activities/events, etc. received via the PROUD Email, phone calls or faxes. SUPPORT QUAIL VALLEY PROUD. For just $20 a year, you can help PROUD sponsor QV projects that involve our QV schools, Crime Watch, QV Swim Team, MC Soccer, National Night Out in October, QV Proud HOTLINE, QV Memorial Day Parade, Missouri City Police & Fire Auxiliary, etc. MAIL YOUR DONATION TO: Frost Bank, Lock box Department, Quail Valley PROUD, P. O. Box 367 Dept. 06, Houston, Texas 77001. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Email the PROUD HOTLINE at QVProud@aol.com. OR Phone/Fax 281-438-4714. SIGN UP FOR QUAIL VALLEY NEWS. Email your name/address to: ViewsNewsList@aol.com

NEW 2012 HYUNDAI

ELANTRAS

40 MPG!

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Volunteers wanted for cleanup The “Show Me City’” is looking for some dedicated civic groups, community leaders and volunteers for this year’s “Great American Cleanup” as part of our City’s efforts to maintain our designation as one of the best places to live in the United States. The City is partnering with Missouri City Green for this event on Sat., April 28. Registration/check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Buffalo Run Park, Pavilion #1, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd. T-shirts, gloves and garbage bags will be provided to all participants. A breakfast will also be served to all the volunteers. The cleanup will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at several parks across the City, with closing ceremonies and awards being presented from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at Buffalo Run Park, Pavilion #1. Groups and individuals will be asked to clean sections of parks around Missouri City. All volunteers are asked to

wear closed-toe shoes or rain boots and long pants. Preregistration is recommended by filling out the registration form on the City’s website, www.missouricitytx.gov under

“Parks & Recreation” or by picking up a registration form at the Missouri City Community Center, 1522 Texas Pkwy., in the City Hall Complex. For more information call 281-403-8637.

Mayor Allen Owen honors Eagle Scout for Dew House Project

Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen with Eagle Scout Zach Giblin & Boy Scout Troop Number 1852 at the April 16 Missouri City Council Meeting.  Giblin was honored for his Eagle Scout Project, which was installing  a brick walk at the rear of the Historic Dew House in Kitty Hollow Park.

NEW HYUNDAI

SONATA

35 MPG!

39 MONTH LEASE

*See dealer for limited warranty details. EPA estimates hwy, actual mileage may vary

FORT BEND REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY Call 281-690-4205

NEED TO BUY? NEED TO SELL? www.remax-southwest.com SOUTHWEST

CALL US NOW

Fastest Growing Real Estate Company

Andi St. Jean

281-491-1776

#1 Selling office in Fort Bend County

281-265-0000

I can help you make sure your coverage is up-to-date. Call me today.

(281) 242 3222

WE CAN SHOW YOU ANY HOUSE LISTED

WHY RENT? WHEN YOU CAN OWN FORT BEND COUNTY AREA M STREET HOMES

JANE PENAN SPELLMAN, CIC, LUTCF 101 Southwestern Blvd. Suite #135 SUGAR LAND janespellman@allstate.com

Insurance subject to availability and qualifications.Allstate County Mutual Insurance Company, Irving, Texas. © 2009 Allstate Insurance Company.

Payments approx. $1,000/mo • Energy Efficient Home • Semi-Custom look • 2% Closing Cost

Texas Monthly Magazine Five Star Award Winner www.HomeWayMortgage.com (281)-565-8500 16525 Lexington Blvd. Ste. 250 Sugar Land, TX 77479 NMLS #214884

CALL: 281-762-2551

FORT BEND’S FINEST IN REAL ESTATE Anita Milne 281-413-9732 BEARD REALTY GROUP

HANK MANN 713-582-1654

Virginia Mack 281-207-5200

• MEADOWS PLACE • HOGGARD 4/2/2 • $144,500 GRANITE COUNTERTOPS,FRESH PAINT & MUCH MORE

281-207-5037

RE/MAX Southwest 281-491-1776 x5037 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

Selling the American Dream for 32 Years

F I N E P R O P E RT I E S Each office independently owned & operated

COMMONWEALTH PARK – Lovely 4/3.5/2det. + study home w/grand brick column entry. 9’ceilings on 1st floor. Soaring 2 story foyer w/ new(6/11)20’’ porcelain tile. Bamboo wood floors. Lg. island kit. w/ new(6/11)granite countertops & new(6/11) 20’’ porcelain tile floor. Spacious master ste w/a view of the wooded backyd. Hg. master bath w/2 walk-in closets. Ex.lg. upstairs gamerm. No backyd neighbors. Slate patio. New roof (3/2011). Fresh int.paint & recent carpet. Ext. AC units ‘03. Water Heater ‘11. Cul-de-sac street. $319,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3739SB)

Jennifer Weaver

It’s time to expect more

(1803ST) (306BR)

OLD SUGARLAND: Older wooden home in the HEART of Sugar Land. Located on high traffic Brooks street only a few blocks from the new Imperial Sugar development. It is a fantastic site for a small office or business. $229,000. HANK MANN RE/MAX FINE PROPERTIES 713 582-1654

GREATWOOD: Super two story, 4/2.5/2, on cul-de-sac next to greenbelt. Island kit open to two story family room. Master down. 3 bedrooms, computer/study niche & gameroom up. Enjoy the Greatwood amenities. Exemplary Campbell Elem. ONLY $237,500. HURRY!

www.JenniferWeaver.com


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

Bev’s Burner

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not! This column expresses the personal opinions/views of the publisher. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number.

You are not going to believe this!.....Becky Colunga works for the Fort Bend Sheriff’s department as does her husband, and she recently received a crony promotion to head the domestic violence program at the sheriff’s department. I find that particularly funny since we have in our possession Rosenberg police reports about some domestic violence at her own home. Reports were taken although no charges were never filed. Anyway Colunga, who until recently spent an inordinate amount of time on her Facebook page criticizing Troy Nehls and extolling the virtues of Craig Brady, lost her diamond ring in her home not long ago. Even as she was bashing Troy Nehls she had

four (including herself) sheriff’s detectives and one patrol sergeant come to her home on taxpayer time and help her find her diamond ring. After Colunga was told that nasty posting about other people on Facebook was a “No No” if you worked for the Sheriff’s department, the comments disappeared. But while they were up, they were vicious. Rumor has it that her husband, Sonny, will be the new chief deputy if Brady gets elected. It is very important to find out who your candidate will appoint as chief deputy. I remember when Milton Wright got elected, I forgot to ask him who his chief deputy would be until after the election. At

the time the rumor was that former Missouri City policeman and a former candidate himself, Bill Ennis, would be the new chief deputy. I could live with that as I has always heard good things about Ennis. After the election I asked Milton who his chief deputy would be and when he told me Craig Brady, my breath left my body. I was sick that I had supported Wright. Seriously, my stomach turned and I had a severe feeling of dread come over me. I don’t really know what made it feel that way, but looking back, I was correct in feeling that way. It might be hard to get that information (who his chief may be) from an candidate. For one thing, part of one’s oath of office is they have not

THE FIRST-EVER FORUM WAS A HUGE SUCCESS – TRUE LEADERSHIP AT THE HELM Yes, indeed, Barbara J. Carlson led as a truly patriotic leader Thursday night in hosting her first sheriff’s forum. “What leadership!” one constituent told her after such an inspiring evening. So what is Carlson’s secret here? “It is simple,” she begins, “you always lead with enormous integrity, honesty, class and always shoot straight with the constituents. Americans have been lied to for far too long. The voters are angry and deeply fed up with the job this Congress has done—the worst in our history. All of us are ready for ethical, experienced business leaders and courageous leaders who will go to Washington and abide by our great Constitution and fight for our country’s recovery. I am the package deal. I will stand by my word, as my mother led the State of MN, and as our greatest president ever led, President Ronald Reagan.” What was one of the astonishing facts the audience learned this evening? Carlson explains, “Many do not understand the importance of the sheriff’s race and the enormous power the sheriff holds. While the Federal Government is not doing its job in securing our borders, we must rely even more on the protection by our sheriffs. The sheriff can

literally run the TSA or any other government ‘suit’ out of town when overstepping their bounds. I hold this position with the utmost respect. We must educate the voter as to importance of the sheriff’s race.” Carlson’s keynote address was inspiring, truthful and far surpassed the litmus test as the rock-solid leader District 22 will have the opportunity to send to Washington. One constituent brought tears to Carlson’s eyes when he told her, “I haven’t heard a speech like that since Reagan.” Not only did Carlson note but many in attendance commented that never before had they heard the candidates say they wanted the same panel back. The panelists’ questions were excellent, well thought out and delivered to perfection. Carlson offered the golden opportunity at her forum. She allowed ample time for the panel, questions addressed from the audience and then time for the candidates to speak one on one with the audience afterward. Too often time runs out, everyone rushes out the door and one really doesn’t know the candidate any better than when they walked in the door that evening. Numerous members from the audience told Carlson and her team afterward, “This was the most organized and educational forum we have attended.

Thank you for your leadership” So, what’s next? • April 25th – 6:30 pm – Constables’ Forum – New Territory Clubhouse – 200 Walker School Road, Sugar Land. • April 29th – 5:30-7:30 pm - Angela Hu is hosting a meet and greet at City Plaza at Town Square (Clubhouse) – 2299 Lone Star (free parking on the street). • May 1st – 6:30 pm - Fort Bend School Board Forum - Missouri City Community Center – 1622 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. It is time that District 22 experiences true leadership. Now we have the choice to send a courageous, experienced business leader, a published author and researcher to Washington who can dissect this fiscally-irresponsible train wreck that our current congressman has been an integral part of. It is time that we do what’s right for our nation and that we fight for our very survival. Peruse Barbara’s educational website at www.Carlson22.com for our upcoming weekly events.

I would be deeply honored to receive your vote on May 29th. I would be deeply honored to serve District 22.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE FOR BARBARA CARLSON ON MAY 29th Political Advertising paid for by Barbara Carlson for US Congress Committee.

TEXAN

TOLL

1-877-839-2601

HYUNDAI

Rosenberg

FREE

AMERICA’S BEST WARRANTY *

New 2012 Hyundai 2.OT &

Powertrain LimitedWarranty

10 -Year/100,000-Miles * See Dealer for LIMITED WARRANTY

1.9%

APR AVAILABLE W.A.C.

in stock

Several to Choose LEATHER , SUNROOF, LOADED

New 2012

Several to Choose

V6 LIMITED!

28,239

$

STOCK# 6828

-$500 HMA REBATE PRICE OF $27,739 + TTL

New 2012

20 28

CITY MPG HWY MPG

GLS

New 2012 Elantra’s CITY available 29 MPG HWY with 40 mpg 40 MPG

1.9%

APR AVAILABLE W.A.C.

New 2012

24,635

$

0.9

%

APR AVAILABLE W.A.C.

STOCK# 6694

-$500 REBATE PRICE OF $23,658 + TTL

New 2012

0.9%

For More Information W W W. T E X A N H Y U N D A I . C O M

Exit Hwy 36 & U-Turn Next to Sugar Land... Just West of High Prices All prices + TT&L. Pictures and colors for illustration only

- $477 $ 24,158

In Stock - Select

APR AVAILABLE W.A.C.

27309 SOUTHWEST FWY

Coupe 2.0 OT

Your Color!

Literacy Council celebrates 25th Anniversary The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County is celebrating its 25-year anniversary on Sunday, April 29, with “A Culinary Evening,” a benefit event featuring PBS Chef and Host Christy Rost. Rost is also an author, cooking teacher, lifestyle authority, entertaining guru and home restoration expert. Rost will be joined in leading the event by Brenda Bowman, Executive Director, The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, along with board members, friends and supporters of the charity founded in 1987 to aid families crippled by illiteracy. The event is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Lodge Manufacturing Cast Iron Cookware is also providing a special package of cookware to be auctioned at the event as a fundraiser for The Literacy Council. Rost will present an entertaining program with her acclaimed wit, energy and inspiring style, along with a culinary demonstration as she prepares a delightful dinner menu for guests. “A Culinary Evening” will begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 29, and will be hosted at Aliana Clubhouse, FM 1464 at West Belfort in Richmond. Tickets are $75. To purchase tickets, email ldante@ftbendliteracy.org or call 281-240-8181.

date forums. He can’t control his temper about the other candidates, and he is afraid he will blow up like he did before when unprovoked, he attacked a former DPS trooper sitting in the back of the room. That trooper now works for another candidate, Troy Nehls, and Brady accused him of grinning. Remember that how he acts now is how he will act as sheriff. Now is this the guy we want for sheriff? I know you must think I am obsessing about this candidate, but remember that my information goes back some years, from when Brady was first appointed. Another story I remember is when Brady and some of his buddies at the sheriff’s department got in a fight at the notorious Mustang Lounge. Some of the deputies blocked the bathroom so that one of their buddies could beat up on another guy. When someone called the Rosenberg police, in which jurisdiction the Mustang is located, the chief deputy and his police buddies had

PAGE 3

skedaddled, instead of waiting for the police like they were supposed to. When Rosenberg was investigating, the investigator told Brady to not contact the complaining witness, but Brady did anyway and the charges were dropped. To this day, Brady takes this old guy out for coffee and I can only guess it’s to keep his mouth shut and continue to threaten him. Talk about suborning a witness! Another incident (and I have many) concerned the girlfriend of Brady’s son. She had broken up with the son and was seeing another deputy and was at his apartment. Brady and another of his buddies, a now retired deputy named Bill Fortenberry, staked out the apartment and put pennies on the courting cop’s tires to see if he moved his car. Yes, pennies! What a detective! B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar. com. Follow Bev on Twitter. Search for BevsBurner.

FORT BEND DRIVING SCHOOL

Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years

for Fort Bend

FortBendDrivingSchool.com

Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

THURSDAY

April 26, 2012, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Real Estate as a Career -

IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU? LUNCH & LEARN LIMITED SEATING

CALL DEBBIE

Career Counseling

281-243-4500 Lunch Provided

(Dietary needs? Please let us know!)

Wayne Murray Properties Each office independently owned & operated

Fort Bend Dines Out CALL 281-690-4200 TO PLACE YOUR COUPON HERE or download from our website www.fortbendstar.com

Fuji Hana

HIBACHI STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR

281-277-2877

FUSION SUSHI • HABACHI

FREE

BIRTHDAY DINNER

Order 5 Dinner Entrées Birthday Person Dinner is FREE.

(Must show a proof with valid ID is required)

HAPPY HOUR 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm Monday - Friday

child per KIDS Onefamily off EAT the childrens FREE menu only. 11325 Fountain Lake Dr., Stafford, TX (EXIT W. AIRPORT BLVD. • NEXT TO AMC THEATER)

www.fujihanatx.moonfruit.com Business Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12:00am to 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 12:00am to 11:00pm

CAFE INDIA RESTAURANT

2500

SPEND $

RECEIVE 20% OFF YOUR BILL OR MORE AND

6

LUNCH BUFFET $ 99 Monday - Thursday

Buy 2 Dinner entrees get second

50% OFF

No weekends, after 4pm

Banquet Hall ~ Catering

2319 Williams Trace • Sugar Land • 281-565-5881

CLIP AND SAVE • CLIP AND SAVE • CLIP AND SAVE • CLIP AND SAVE • CLIP AND SAVE

www.TexanHyundai.com

promised anyone anything. Secondly, the choice may be someone who is currently working for a law enforcement entity and wouldn’t want it known they might be leaving if someone won an election. So it comes down to trusting the candidate you are supporting. Remember that Craig Brady is a chief deputy and as such, he has been able to personally terrorize most of the members of the sheriff’s department and many of our citizens who are afraid to speak out against him because they know what he is capable of. As just one example, when some neighbors sent us a picture of his county car with campaign signs on it, he terrorized those people, even stationing a deputy to go through their trash. By the way, he has raised in excess of $350,000 for a primary race with donation mostly from people that we have no idea what they do for a living that allows them to make such large contributions. It’s odd in local races to see a candidate receive so many large, individual donations. For example, State Representative Dr. John Zerwas, who is considered a rock star in Austin and who is a doctor to boot (he gets a lot of contributions from medical PACs) has only $132,701.93 in his campaign account as of January, 2012. I find it interesting that a local sheriff’s candidate can generate double that amount of campaign money without the benefit of PACs and with most of his contributors being individuals who must be self-employed. I also want to point out that the entire time Brady has been chief deputy, the Fort Bend Sheriff’s department’s jurisdiction includes U.S. 59, the much-traveled from Mexico to Houston route. In that time, our local deputies have interdicted an abysmal amount of drugs and most “busts” they’ve made has been the result of other agencies like the DEA and FBI and Homeland Security cutting them in. I recently had a comment on our web site that I found funny. It went something like this: “One thing I found curious about the (another newspaper) this past week. Brady said that 300 yard signs were removed! As I drive around I have not seen 300 Brady yard signs! Those that I have seen appear to be on “public property,” “right-of-ways,” and curiously, next to school property...!” What next?.....The rumor is that Brady will not be attending any other candi-

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 H


PAGE 4 H Wednesday, April 25, 2012

THE STAR

FORT BEND KIA “Where you’re always treated like family”

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Coldwell Banker United’s staff making strides against breast cancer

VIRGIL SKINNER OWNER

MPG

MPG

35 HWY

35 HWY

2012 Kia Soul

2012 Kia Optima

169 per month lease

189 per month lease

$

$

$1999 due at signing

Shown is the staff at Coldwell Banker United as they make strides against cancer. Coldwell Banker United is once again involved with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The realtors will be walking on May 12 in a city-wide walk supporting this cause. Coldwell Banker United has been involved for many years and has donated over $1.6 million dollars to the American Cancer Society. As well walking, this year the agents are selling tickets for a raffle that will be held on May 15. There will be many great prizes such as autographed footballs by Derrick Ward, Casey Hampton, and someone will win the opportunity to throw out the first pitch on June 24 for the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball game. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets can be purchased from any of the agents from the CBU Sugar Land office. Feel free to stop in and purchase your chance for these great prizes and support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The office is located at Sugar Creek Blvd. & Hwy 59, 14033 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX.

$2499 due at signing

MPG

MPG

40 HWY

32 HWY

2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Sorento

159 per month lease

239 per month lease

$

$

$1999 due at signing

$2499 due at signing

New Name... New Attitude!

FORT BEND KIA www.FortBendKia.com

281-239-1000

Days of Spring on Galveston Island! Spring Forward Mileage Incentive Stay two nights in a Spacious Victorian Condo, from March 18th thru May 19th Earn Gas Mileage Room Discounts. Savings on first night’s stay.

amily ForFF un ...

• 1-100 miles • 101-200 miles • 201 plus miles

$ 12.50 $ 15.00 $ 20.00

lop. Flip FFlop. Flip Flop. Flip

26633 Southwest Freeway

6300 Seawall • Galveston • TX • victoriancondo.com 36 MONTH LEASES WITH APPROVED CREDIT THROUGH KIA MOTORS FINANCE, 12,000 MILES PER YEAR, $0.20 PER MILE EXCESS MILEAGE CHARGE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED W.A.C. PLUS TAX TITLE AND LICENSE. TAKE DELIVERY FROM RETAIL STOCK BY 4/30/12. 2012 SORENTO LX RESIDUAL VALUE $13,172.50, 2012 SOUL BASE RESIDUAL VALUE $9376.50, 2012 OPTIMA LX RESIDUAL VALUE $12,615, 2012 RIO LX RESIDUAL VALUE $8540. *WARRANTY IS A LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY SEE KIA.COM FOR DETAILS. EPA ESTIMATED HWY FUEL ECONOMY.

www.facebook.com/galvestonvictorian • 888.439.4134

Rates valid 03.18.2012 thru 5.19.2012. *Based on your driver’s license address and distance from The Victorian.

for Fort Bend

THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY VICTORIAN SPECIALS, CALL TODAY FOR DETAILS

Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

Riverstone A Top 15 ‘Fastest-Selling’ Community in the Nation —John Burns Real Estate Consulting LLC.

One of Houston’s ‘Fastest-Growing’ Communities —Metrostudy Housing

University Blvd Extension to US-59 Opening This Summer!

t. B

en

dP k wy

Williams Trace Blvd.

F

From US-59 in Sugar Land, take Hwy 6 south 3 miles

things are happening

Showcase of Homes

Riverstone is hosting a BIG Showcase of Homes from Downtown April 27-May 13 with dozens of new homes from the $200s to the millions!Galleria Discover beautiful trees, lakes and a great location in Med Center the heart of8 thriving610 Fort Bend County. Come by and discover one of the best communities in the nation, right in your own backyard. 6 8 59

Big april 27– May 13 35+ open homes!

281.499.8700 l from $200s-Millions Ashton Woods . Christopher Sims Custom Homes . Coventry . Darling David Weekley . Fedrick, Harris . Highland . Lespreance Construction . Meritage Newmark . Partners in Building . Perry . Peterson Homebuilders . Sterling Classic Homes Taylor Morrison . Toll Brothers . Trendmaker . Westin . Westport

com One of the fastest growing communities in the nation!


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 H

PAGE 5

Fort Bend Community Calendar Be sure to thank these businesses for sponsoring these community, club and charity weekly happenings EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO MAKE SURE EVERY NON-PROFIT EVENT GETS PUBLISHED THE WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT Email to: starnews@fortbendstar.com or mail: Fort Bend Star • 4655 Techniplex Dr., Stafford, Texas 77477 may register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library. Cognitive Therapy for Couples Mental Health of America Fort Bend presents Cognitive Therapy for Couples: Assessment Considerations and Prevention Strategics, United Way, 10435 Greenbough, Bldg.ll, Ste. 200, April 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP to Judith at jgarrett@mhafbc. org.

APRIL 27

Editor’s note: Fort Bend Community Calendar 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: StarNews@ FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477.

APRIL 25

Sugar Land AARP 4075 meets Sugar Land AARP Chapter 4075 meets Wed., April 25, 1 p.m., Senior Center, 200 Matlage Way. Cards & games 10 a.m., meet the school candidates will be the program. Bring a sack lunch & join them. Remember your food donations to Meals on Wheels. Constable 4 Forum/Debate Constable 4 Forum/Debate hosted by Barbara J. Carlson, candidate for US Congress Dist. 22., and keynote speaker, Wed., April 25, 6:30 p.m., New Territory Clubhouse. www.Carlson22.com.

APRIL 26

Intro computer class in Hindi/Urdu University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd, Sugar Land, will present a free, intro computer class, “Computers 101 for Hindi/Urdu-Speaking Adults,”Thursday, April 26, 10:30 am, Computer Lab, taught in Hindi/Urdu. Free and open to the public. Seating limited, reservations required. Call 281-633-5100. Learn about online recipe sites Discover the world of online recipes at a special library program “Byte-Sized Recipes” Thursday, April 26, 10:00 am, Computer Lab, Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd, Missouri City. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations required. program. Participants

Tina Tramples Cancer – Spaghetti Dinner & Auction Tina Ober is a wife, daughter, sister, friend and mother of three who has been battling pancreatic cancer since last fall. Please join them on Friday, April 27, Austin Parkway Elementary, 6-9 pm. All proceeds go directly to a fund to help the family pay some of Tina’s medical costs. Please visit the website at www. tinatramplescancer.com for more information. Free legal advice Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) will offer free advice by phone to low-income Fort Bend County residents on Friday, April 27. Call 281-239-0015 to qualify for this service between 10:00 a.m. and noon. The attorney will return calls from 1:00-5:00 p.m. that same day.

APRIL 28

Tina Tramples Cancer – 5K Sugar Land Memorial Park April 28, at 8:00 a.m., Walk or Run this 5K with Sugar Land Cub Scout Pack 828 and the friends and family of Tina Ober. The race proceeds will benefit The Cancer Patients Alliance/Pancreatica, Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Anne Byrne at abyrne02@gmail.com or go to the website www.tinatramplescancer.com. Austin Angels Junior Dance Clinic set Attend the Austin Angels Junior Dance Clinic, Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. to noon at AHS. Participants will learn choreography, dance tips, team building skills, and then an opportunity to perform during Angelica, Friday, May 11. Open to all girls ages 5-17. No experience necessary. Contact vaidyas@msn. com. Price $25 includes the clinic, a t-shirt, snacks, and one ticket to Angelica for the clinic participant. Free “Stroke Education” class HGAC/Area Agency on Aging and the Texas Department of aging and Disability Services are sponsoring a free, four hour class on “Stroke Education” Saturday, April 28, 10am – 2pm. The class will be held at Caring People Adult Day Care Center, 914 Frost Street, Rosenberg. Dress comfortably and wear sneakers or rubber-soled shoes. Snacks, juice and water will be provided. Bring your lunch, if you wish.

Please RSVP by calling 1-877-747-1542 by April 26. Resume tips offered High school students entering the workforce can get tips on writing a resumé at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, on Saturday, April 28, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Meeting Room of the library. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the 281-238-2100 or at 281-3412677. Tracing family history Learn about some of the online resources that are available for family-history research at “Genealogy Online,” Saturday, April 28, 10:15 am, Tech Center, Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Road. The program is free & open to the public. Seating limited and reservations required. Call 281-238-2140, or by visiting the library. Youth Bazaar Colony Creek Community Church Youth Bazaar will be Saturday, April 28, 10 am – 2 pm, 7555 Highway 6 South, Missouri City. Youth Bazaar benifiting camp 2012. Craft booths, petting zoo, pony rides, train rides games for smaller children and food. Booth space still available for $25. Conact Winni 281-235-6596 for information.

APRIL 29

Hibiscus Show & Sale On Sunday, April 29, the Lone Star Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will hold a “Hibiscus Show & Sale” at the Knights of Columbus in Sugar Land from 1 – 4 pm. There will be many (over 250 varieties) different exotic hibiscus plants, as well as some common varieties, for sale. Contact Bubba Hackett (281-414-5745) for more info or questions. The Knights of Columbus is located at 702 Burney Rd. in Sugar Land.

MAY 1

American Legion Post 294 to meet On Tuesday, May 1, American Legion Post 294 in Missouri City will have its monthly meeting at the Hickory Inn BBQ in the Township on FM 1092 at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be the Nehls brothers, one of whom will be sharing his slides and a talk about his tour in Afghanistan. Socializing will start around 5:30.

MAY 2

Quilt Guilt’s evening meeting The Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild’s evening meeting Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm First United Methodist Church of Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd. Dea Heller is guest speaker. For more information, go to cpqg.org.

MAY 3

“Justice for All” Luncheon Fort Bend Lawyers Care invites you to the 4th “Justice

for Fort Bend

Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

for All Luncheon”, May 3, 11:30 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale, Sugar Land. For tickets or sponsorships www.fortbendlawyerscare.org or more info at 713-334-1800 or debbie@eliasevents. com. Keynote speaker Richard Alderman.

ONGOING

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

281- 491-1776

SOUTHWEST each office independently owned and operated

LET US HELP YOU FIND THE PERFECT HOME #1 Selling office in Fort Bend County www.remax-southwest.com

GREATWOOD STONEBRIDGE. $219,000

SHARPSTOWN CC TERRACE..$129,900

COMMONWEALTH....$379,000

LAKE OLYMPIA.....$309,000

ASHFORD LAKES....$289,000

QUAIL VALLEY EAST....$139,900

SUGAR CREEK.......$157,000

GREATWOOD CROSSING.. $200’S

GALERIA...................$199,500

LEXINGTON COLONY..$175,000

ROSENBERG...........$129,900

VILLAGE PLACE TOWN HOMES..$110,000

SIENNA POINT......$432,500

ELDRIDGE PARK VILLAGE..$165,000

COMMONWEALTH ESTATES..$499,000

BARRINGTON PLACE..$100,000

FIRST COLONY/PLANTATION. ...$225,000

LAKE OLYMPIA.....$288,800

LAKE OLYMPIA.....$183,000

COMMONWEALTH PARK.$339,000

BROOKSHIRE........$450,000

1 story 3/2/2 - Sugar Land, Wood floors, Island kitchen, Cul-de-sac (8006CT)

4-2.5-2 Formals, gameroom, master down, cul-de-sac Low 200’s (1210WH)

Breathtaking entertainment size home w/ hdwds, library w/built-ins, & much more! (4415SM)

Adorable 3 bedroom with formals. Great kitchen, covered patio, storm doors. (8806ST)

2/2.5/2 townhome w/new granite in kitchen & hardwoods in family room! Take a look! (5830DO)

Patio home. 3/2/2 Large kitchen, den and dining rm, tile floors, atrium/patio area. (2114BB)

Waterfront home with over $70,000 in upgrades. 4 bedroom, best schools. (5143AV)

Updated, close to 59. Roof replaced 2009, freshly painted in & out. Granite & new carpet! (1226SH)

Two Bedroom down with two full baths. 3 bedrooms up with 2 full baths. (4611CO)

Amazing home, former model, 4 bedrooms, corner lot, fantastic floor plan. (2615LV)

1.66 Acres, located just north of Hwy 59 & east of Hwy 36. Property had all utilities connected to a building last year. (2102MO)

Water Front Property. The house sites in a middle of the lake with great views. (2610LV)

On the water, only 6 years old, wellmaintained, Isl. kitchen, High celing den, radiation barrier, etc. (12518LL)

2/2.1 with 2 car garage!! Two living areas. Dining. Updated. Patio/deck. Open plan. (11648VP)

3 bedroom w/study * Formals * Island kit * Tile * Security & sprinkler systems*Great Buy!! (1919PA)

2 story 3/2/2 - Missouri City, Indoor Atrium, Island Kitchen, cul-de-sac. (3822QM)

Custom home, study, gameroom, extra room, wood floors, land is approx. 2.26 acres, cul-de-sac. (7810NO)

Waterfront, Clements High. 4 bedrooms + Study + 3 1/2 baths, 4493 sq. ft. (19ST)

1 story 3/2/2 Sugar Creek-Berber carpet, venetian blinds, Satillo tile. (28WE)

Bright, airy, move-in ready home with open & spacious floor plan w/ numerous upgrades. (13402SV)

40.96 Acres of land in Brookshire, owner financing, close to I-10, Hwy 90 & 359. (0ST)

PENDING GREATWOOD........$329,000

COMMONWEALTH ESTATES..$495,000

SUGAR CREEK.......$399,000

SWEETWATER.... $1,675,000

GREATWOOD VILLAGE....$178,000

COMMONWEALTH PARK. .$319,900 4/3.5/2 Det + study. Lrg Isl. Kit. W/ granite countertops, Lrg upstairs gamerm. and more. (3739St)

WOODBRIDGE......$318,500

NEW TERRITORY..$164,900

Totally updated patio home on spectacular golf course/green belt lot! (1818CA)

Great Weekley one story floor plan. Double sided FP next to brick wall in kitchen. 4/2/2 (1506BR)

Entertainment size home w/renovated kit! Pool/Spa, granite. Hardwds, New carpet 3/12 & much more! (4415SM)

Stunning rmodeled on Sugar Creek Golf Course. Spacious, light, bright & open. Gorgeous home! (834ME)

5/4/3 Two bedrooms down, gameroom and study up. Piano room and formal dining. (11123HB)

Sweetwater Stucco show piece w/ tile roof on a private golf course lot. Recent rennovations/additions (8CR)

Home has tile downstairs, granite countertops & 4 Spacious bedrooms in kid friendly neighborhood! (4606JA)

PECAN GROVE......$249,000

SUGAR MILL..........$232,000

SPRING BRANCH WOODS.....$133,000

VILLAGE OF OAK LAKE..$145,000

PLANTATION CREEK. ..$234,900

SUGAR CREEK.......$499,000

COMMONWEALTH. $499,000

RIVERPARK.............$220,000

PECAN GROVE/THE GROVE...$169,900

On Golf Course/cul-de-sac w/pool and spa. Outdoor Kit., formals, study and gameroom.  (2503FG)

4/2.5/2 Well maintained two story on quiet cul-de-sac street. Updates! Beautiful yard! (16326 DW)

Lovely pristine, 4 bdr. + gamerm & study home sits on a large lot w/pool. Beautiful appointed updates. (819WGB)

Standard Pacific home. 4/2.5/2 Thousand $$’s in improvements in 2011 per seller. (4203RI)

Foreclosure, 3/2/2 + study. Hardwood floors, new cooktop & ovens. Close to I-10 & Gessner. (10035CE)

Totally/completely redone to a gorgeous state! Fabulous view of Sugar Creek Golf Course (3TU)

REDUCED SUGAR CREEK.......$229,900

3/2/2 W/Beautiful slate floors, granite countertops. Atrium area w/koi pond. Hi ceilings. (33WE)

MANVEL...................$649,999

Updated ranch style home, Cabana, POOL/SPA, Pond, Warehouse, Quarters, on Approx. 9.5 acres. (6202BI)

BARRINGTON PLACE..$122,500

Must see home! 3/2/2, 1 story, Well Maintained Home. Move in Ready. (13030KI)

PECAN GROVE......$129,900

An absolute dollhouse that is super clean & move-in ready home in The Grove!! (1102MA)

Vacation at home in this beuatiful updated Commonwealth home w/ resort style pool/spa. (4422CA)

4 bedrm, 3 1/2 bth, 2 car gar, isl. granite kit, Mstr down, gameroom up, no backyard neighbors. (3114BH)

Red brick beauty w/pool. Has been lovingly maintained by seller! (1131MA)


PAGE 6 H Wednesday, April 25, 2012

THE STAR

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Fort Bend Home Showcase NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

D SOL

D SOL COMMONWEALTH PARK – Wow a rare find. COMMONWEALTH PARK – Lovely 4/3.5/2det. + study home w/grand brick GREATWOOD FOREST – Grand Stately Executive Perry on Lg. cul-de-sac street. No Sellers added >$60,000 garage apartment w/it own entry. 9’ceilings on 1st floor. Soaring 2 storytons foyerofw/new(6/11)20’’ AC/Heater neighbors! & water heater. The Extra 5th bedrmdesigner & extra room column back touches include fluted & crown moldings, built-ins, lg. dimentions are for the gar. apart.(the bedrm & living rm). porcelain tile. Bamboo wood floors. Lg. island kit. w/new(6/11)granite 18’’ tile floors & recent paint, new shower, updated kitchen w/granite countertops, 5 burner It has a open concept kit. w/2 burner elec. range, sink w/ countertops & new(6/11) 20’’ porcelain tile floor. Spacious master ste w/a window & under cabinet refrig., & cabinet space. thermador pop upcounter cooktop on lg. island. SS dishwasher & microwave. Open concept w/wall Full bath & 2 walkin closets. Could also be a great home view of the wooded backyd. Hg. master bath w/2 walk-in closets. Ex.lg. of overlooking 2 has decks recently stained,one pergola fan by officewindows or gameroom & media room. The main house a upstairs gamerm. No backyd with neighbors. Slatecover patio. w/ceiling New roof (3/2011). Lg.upgraded island kit.new(4/11)appl.,granite counters,h huge sparking pool, w/extra green space. Extra lighting, sprkler system & alarm $355,000 Fresh int.paint & recent carpet. Ext. AC units ‘03. Water Heater ‘11. Culardwoods,2’’blinds,wet bar, gateddrive $349,900 call call Mack 281-207-5200 de-sac street.(VM7934AT) $339,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3739SB) Virginia Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3819SM)

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

D SOL

D SOL

GREATWOOD FOREST Stately Showcase COMMONWEALTH ESTATES – Exquisite PARKWAY LAKES –– Grand Stunning Home w/up to $35,000 of Executive Perry on Lg. cul-de-sac street. No back Perry home with state size lot adorned by mature Upgrades! formals, great entertaining. concept floorplan! neighbors! ExtraSpacious designer touches include fluted for & Pecan Trees. GrandOpen elevation with usable balcony. crown moldings, tons of built-ins, lg. 18’’ tile floors Custom kit. cabinets exhibit an intriguing showcase Kitchen w/lg. island, granite countertops & SS appliances. Large family room & recent paint, new shower, updated kitchen w/ design. Granite countertops w/SS appliances. Popular w/ fireplace & 5stone - looks hardwoods like 5’’ inslat scraped granite countertops, burneraccent. thermadorTile pop floors up 5’’ distressed foyerhand & dining rm. Hg. cooktop on lg. island. SS dishwasher & microwave. gamerm up & study w/wall of built-ins. Master bedrm hardwood! Lg. master bedrm & bath w/granite countertops. Oversized back Open concept w/wall of windows overlooking 2 decks overlooks lush landscaped sculpted pavered patio,hot recently stained,one with pergola coverofw/ceiling & backyd. Doubled paned Plantation patio. Hg. backyard, plenty room fan for atubpool & children’s playwindows area. &Also has by huge sparking pool, w/extra green space. Extra Shutters! Updated light fixtures, 3 car garage, alighting,sprkler 10x12 storage car tandem heater & much system shed. & alarm3 $365,000 call garage. sprinkler Tankless sys & room water for a pool! $390,000 call Virginia$239,900 Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7934AT)Mack Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4407SM) more! call Virginia 281-207-5200 (VM7722EL)

The Virginia Mack Team

cell: 713-898-3938 office: 281-980-5050

montgomb@garygreene.com

NEW LISTING

ABR, CBR, CRS, GRI, HALL of Fame, PLATINUM CLUB

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

(281) 207-5200

OF AUSTIN PARK – entry. ‘’Resort GREATWOOD ARBOR home +from beginning COMMONWEALTH PARK– Stunning – Lovelyshowcase 4/3.5/2det. study homeLAKES w/grand brick column Living’’-enjoy this Tropical Oasis in your to end! Grandon2 story entry w/curved built-ins thru-out. Style 9’ceilings 1st floor. Soaringstaircase. 2 storyCustoms foyer w/new(6/11)20’’ porcelain tile. Bamboo wood own back yard! Deep wooded lot. Sparkling Dble French to study. Lg living rm w/soaring ceilings, built-in entertain. Lagoona 20’’ style porcelain (heated) pool tile withfloor. large floors. Lg.doors island kit. w/new(6/11)granite countertops & new(6/11) ctr. Open concept kit. w/island, SS appls., convec. microwave & tons of spa & tanning ledge! Plenty of yard left for Spacious master ste w/a view of the wooded backyd. Hg. master bathchildren’s w/2 walk-in closets. entertaining, play area etc. Extended cabinets & counter space. Brkfast rm overlooking extend. cov. patio w/lush Ex.lg. upstairs gamerm. No backyd neighbors. Slate patio. Newpressed roof concrete (3/2011). Freshcovered int.paint patio. Outdoor Lanai landscaping. Hg exec. master ste w/sitting area & grand bath w/hg walk-in with ceiling fans & recess lighting! $274,900 & recent carpet.built-ins! Ext. ACLgunits ‘03. Water ‘11. Cul-de-sac street. $319,900 call Virginia closet w/fabulous gamerm. up. J&JHeater bath.Plantation Shutters, call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 Mack 281-207-5200 Must See! $355,000 call (VM3739SB) Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7618TR) (VM4427GC)

RE/MAX Southwest • (281) 491-1776 X5200

www.ftbendhomes.com

www.virginiamack.com e-mail:virginiamack@ftbendhomes.com Each office Independently Owned & Operated

REDUCED SALE PENDING

BARBARA MONTGOMERY

COMMONWEALTH COMMONWEALTH PARK – Magnificant ESTATESGrand – Breathtaking 5/6 Bedroomentertainment Perry Home. Hassize 3 living hm and a study &down. w/warmth charm! 6th Formals bedrm could w/hardwds. be 2nd study Downstrs up or media libraryroom. w/builtin Fabulous shelves curb appeal & Fr. doors. with huge Den backyd/patio w/wall of windows & room overlooking for a pool & play pool/spa. area. Backs Renovated to Greenbelt. kit. w/ Lg. island46’’ custom Kitchen cabinets w/Granite w/15’’ deep countertops shelves& &breakfast granite counters. bar. Formals Built-in w/hardwoods. hutch w/ Wall ofenlays. glass Built-ins Hg.ingranite both island studiesw/breakfast & family rm.bar.Panaramic 18’’ tile flrs Viewon ofthelandscaped diagonal. backyard light Updated from master, fixtures.family Hg. bay & breakfast windowroom. seat in 2’’ brkfst wood blinds rm. Upstrs thru-out. media Updated rm/ A/C,Furnace,Water study/6th bedrm Heaters w/wall &ofRoof. builtins. Water3softner car insulated $399,900gar. callw/A/C. VirginiaNew Mackcarpet 281207-5200 3/12. $449,000 (VM54SB)call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4415SM)

COMMONWEALTH OXFORD/COMMONWEALTHESTATES – Gorgeous– Breathtaking Perry 1-story entertainment size hm & charm! Formals home that shows pridew/warmth of ownership through out. w/hardwoods. Downstairs w/built-in shelves Gleaming hardwood floors inlibrary formals, family rm, study && Fr. Doors. Family rm. w/wall of windows overlooking hallways. High vaulted ceilings w/beautiful archetectural pool/spa. Renovated kit. w/custom 46’’ cabinets design details. Double french drs to For. Living which w/15’’ deep shelves & granite counters. Built-in hutch could be enlays. a 4th bedrm. Customisland made w/breakfast cornice boards w/glass Hg. granite bar.& window floors toppers. light fixtures, hardware & fresh 18’’tile onUpdated the diagonal. Updated light fixtures. paint.bayLarge exec.seat master & bath rm. w/updated Hg. window in breakfast Upstairs shower media & room for a sitting area. w/wall Kit. updated recent restained rm/study/6th bedroom of built-ins. 3 car insulated $574,900 call Virginia cabinets & gar. appls.w/A/C. Sprinkler & Alarm sys. $299,500 call Mack (VM4415SM) Virginia 281-207-5200 Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4423WD)

IN GREATWOOD

S

D L O

UNIQUE SHOWPLACE!

LAKE FRONT

CUSTOM HOME IN GATED COMMUNITY

SUGAR CREEK • Priced for quick sale. Don’t miss this darling Sugar Creek Townhouse. 2BR/2Bath with rare attached garage for Sugar Land Townhomes. 2 Atriums have been converted to extra rooms. Great location close to Hwy 59 & 90, shopping and schools. Don’t miss $105,500. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

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

EXOTIC ISLE • Great 2 story private retreat on Colorado River 7 miles from Intercoastal & 14 miles from gulf. Incredible river view, gorgeous screened in deck, pier & cleaning table, bulkhead just repaired. Huge gameroom, mud room, extra bdrm & bathroom down. Master, kitchen, living up for view. Appliances & most furniture stay. Also golf cart. 45A island w/15 homes, full time caretaker. Pool, never flooded. Quiet peaceful unique! $325,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

GREATWOOD SHORES • Gorgeous Custom Home built by Tommy Bailey on Oversized Cul De Sac Lot. Expansive private back yard w/Pool &Waterfall. Over $70K spent on upgrades/Updates. Plantation Shutters. Extensive Millwork throughout. Slate Tile flooring in Kitchen/ Breakfast area. Hardwoods in Master, Study,Dining. Study with Custom built-ins, chair railings. Gourmet Kitchen w/huge Island & Granite Counters, Stainless appliances, Double Ovens.lots of Cabinet and Counter Space. Two Fireplaces,two staircases. At $475,000. CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102

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

RIVERSTONE • Expansive luxury showplace backs to the spectacular 75 acre lake in Hartford Landing 2, gated community w/a Sugar Land address/excellent Fort Bend schools. Variation in plans/square footage may occur. Elevator capable/upscale finishes and millwork, soaring ceilings w/water views from many rooms, highly regarded builder’s product is designed to wow you! Bonus space upstairs allows flexibility for second master, media, and exercise room, whatever fits your needs. AT $ 1,519,000 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102

BM9RC

BM4319LW

BM56EI

DM7502HU

DM3511RI

DM77SU

barbarajmontgomery.com

ARLENE FBISD Character Trait ROLSEN Week of 04-25 CRS, Realtor

Office (281) 242-6200 Fax (281) 242-5829

Selling Ft. Bend’s finest homes since 1985.

14033 SW FRWY., Suite 702

281.414.8400

Sugar Land, TX 77478

REDUCED

OPTION PENDING

VENETIAN ESTATES: Beautifully Renovated 1-Story Home situated on Gorgeous Water Lot on Private Cul-de-sac Complete w/Boat Dock & Sparkling Pool. $96K Additional Upgrades; 3 Bedrms; 3 Baths $685,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (906GO)

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

DEBBIE MARCELL cell: 281-782-2102

www.debbiemarcell.com debbiemarcell@garygreene.com

CONVERSATION

means not being wasteful. It means the protection of natural such as soil, water, forests, minerals, from loss & pollution.

www.coldwellbankerunited.com

TOWN OF GRANTS LAKE: Adorable Twon Home offers Tile Flrs, Berber Carpet, Spacious Living, Cozy kitchen w/ Tile Counters, 2nd Flr offers Master + 2nd Bedroom w/attached Study/Nursery. Large Patio opens to Shaded Park Area. $129,990. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (2810GL)

FIRST COLONY • FIRST COLONY • FIRST COLONY • FIRST COLONY • FIRST COLONY

OPTION PENDING

REDUCED

REDUCED

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

SUTTON FOREST: Gorgeous 2-Story Home offers Both Formals + Family, Study, Island Kitchen w/ Stainless Appliances & Wine Cooler, Wood & Tile Flrs; Game Rm, Concrete Stamped Covered Patio; 5/3.1/3D $467,500. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (5107CA)

SUGARWOOD: Beautiful 2-Story Home offers Both Formals, Granite Counters, 1st Flr Master, Wood Deck + Covered Patio, Boat Dock on Oyster Creek. 5/3.1/2. $309,900 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3123SC)

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

Anita Milne 281-413-9732

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

PENDING

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOUSE

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

LONG MEADOWS FARM: 5/3.5/3 On the Lake! Beautiful views! Large 2 Story home, w/granite, SS Appliances, Large Gameroom upstrairs, study, Fromal Dining, Extra Hobby room $399,900. Call JoAnn Garza (713)927-0454 (20807WI)

TELFAIR: 3/2.5/2 Beautiful 2 Story Ryland Home! Rich wood floors throughout, granite countertops, SS Appliances, gameroom upstairs. Covered patio. Come take a look. $309,999. Call JoAnn Garza (713)927-0454 (6639LA)

SAT 2-4

BEARD REALTY GROUP

VILLAGE OF OAK LAKE

MEADOWS PLACE

Becky Faust ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI

NEW PRICE BRUSH MEADOW 4/2.5/2 • $152,000

HOGGARD 4/2/2 • $144,500

RE/MAX Fine Properties 281-265-5533 • Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

GRANITE COUNTERTOPS,FRESH PAINT & MUCH MORE

ISLAND KITCHEN, GAMEROOM MEADOWS PLACE

MEADOWS PLACE

MEADOWS PLACE

MONTICETO 4/2/2 • $139,900

MULHOLLAND 5/3/2 • $149,900

BRIGHTON 4/2/2 • $132,500

PRETTY POOL, HARDWOODS & GRANITE COUNTERTOPS

713-828-9007

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

MASTER DOWN,4 BEDROOMS AND LOFT UP

BEAUTIFUL YARD & COVERED PATIO

QUAIL VALLEY THUNDERBIRD W QV - 1 story custom in quiet cul-de-sac; 4 bdrms, 2 ½ baths, 2 car garage, nicely landscaped. Replaced double-pane windows, tech-shield roof w/ridge vent; formals, big paneled den w/cathedral ceiling; washer, dryer, freezer & fridge can stay. Storage shed & dbl gate. Replaced a/c & heat. $169,000, almost 2700 s/f. Don’t miss it! (3606PI)

SUNRISE MEADOW SEC 3 Wonderful 4 bedroom 2 bath home in new, quiet subdivision in Richmond/ Rosenberg. Study with French doors, great master & lots of closets. Big kitchen & breakfast open to the family room with high ceilings. Big corner lot. In the 140’s. (4410SU)

Visit my website at www.jeannegregory.com

Jeanne Gregory

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

713-854-0923

281-207-5017

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

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

W H E R E V E R L I F E TA K E S YO U

CALL ON US

REDUCED

heritagetexas.com

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

2805 ARBOR BROOK LANE Shadow Creek Ranch 4/2/2: Perry home, 12 ft. raised coffered ceilings leading past formal dining, & more! Mike Martin $181,490

REDUCED 2610 BASS LANE Oaks of Rosenberg 4/2.5/3 Brick and stone exterior, plantation shutters, still under builder’s warranty. Nell Osborn $210,000

Fort Bend Office

281.240.8800

4418 SUMNER DR. Candlelight Estates 3/2/2: Updated ranch style home, culde-sac lot, breakfast room, formal living & dining, Debbie Ashley $285,000

14100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 245

REDUCED 2010 RUSTIC OAK LN. Riverpark West 6/4/2: fully equipped multi media room, beautiful landscaping, large chef ’s kitchen. Mike Martin $252,000

REDUCED 5210 KINGSMILL RD. Wedgewood Village 4/3/2: Beautiful view overlooking Clear Creek, updated roof, water heater, and more Debbie Ashley $145,000

Sugar Land, Texas 77478


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 H

PAGE 7

Fort Bend Home Showcase ***A Heritage of Experience - A Heritage of Strength - A Heritage of Success****RE/MAX Heritage

Agent of the month,

FEIXUE WANG

Serving Houston, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Pearland, Katy - Home and Real Estate For Sale. Looking to buy a home in the Houston Area market? I can help you find the house of our dreams! My marketing programs and experience can help sell your home fast!

“A Heritage of Caring and Trust”

www.homesoffortbend.com

832-858-4838

new & resale homes

Top Producer for 2010

NEW LISTING

REDUCED!

S Rare find! 1 story over 2700 sqft 4 bedrooms & study with 2.5 baths! Open floor plan on corner lot! Over size 3 car garage with 5’ extension. Room for pool. Priced to go fast in the $260’s

14911LC WOODBRIDGE FBC SEC 2

PARK HOLLOW

www.peoplesproperties.com

SUZETTE PEOPLES

LD

2910SP

Price reduced again for quick sale. Nice starter home with great layout in the quiet Parkhollow Place community. All bedroom upstairs, huge Master bedroom w/walk-in closet and balcony.

Loverly 2 story home with 4-5 bedrooms & game room up. Large Master suite downstairs w/walk-in closets. Study can be second bedroom downstairs. Nice kitchen opens to family room and morning area w/plenty of cabinets & kitchen island cook top.

- buyer representation - commercial sales & leases - acreage - foreclosures

www.peoplesproperties.com

O

FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND!

281-265-7355

4675 Sweetwater Blvd.

I look forward to hearing from you

www.peoplesproperties.com

Each office independently owned & operated

www.peoplesproperties.com

NEW LISTING

REDUCED!

NEW LISTING

SUGAR LAND!

SUGAR LAND/FIRST COLONY! 2 story Home with 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, both formals and gameroom. Updated: carpet, paint in & out, A/C & Heat and more! Priced to go fast at $200,000. CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL! Low Sugar Land taxes!

FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND! CUSTOM HOME!! Almost 3500sqft! 5 bedrooms, study & gameroom. 3.5 baths. Oversize garage with Mans cave workshop (a/c 11x10) Upgrades over $62K!! RARE FIND!! $370’S HURRY THIS WILL GO FAST!!

Broker/Owner 23+ years Experience

ABR, GRI, E-Pro (WCR & ABWA Member)

RICHMOND!

SUGAR LAND/FIRST COLONY!

Built in 2007! 1 story 3 bedrooms 2 baths. Granite counters, formal dining and very open floor plan. Huge family room and covered wood patio outside. All located on culdesac street. Priced to go $140’s and $1,000 towards buyers closing costs.

Over 3100 sqft! 4 bedrooms / 3.5 baths, Study & gameroom. Totally updated!! Big culdesac lot! Priced to go $280’s

speoplesrealtor@aol.com

ORIGINAL owner 1 story home with 3 bedrooms. Updated and ready to move in. Huge lot with big covered patio and storage shed. Lowest price in neighborhood. $70’s hurry!

281-980-3322

WWW.FTBENDPROPERTIES.COM • VISIT MY WEBSITES FOR SLIDE SHOWS ON THESE HOMES & MORE • WWW.JOYROUSSELL.COM

Joy Roussell

5/3.5/2 • $324,900

4-5/3.5/2 • $287,900

4/3.5/3 • $319,000

4/3.5/2 • $279,900

JUST REDUCED

NEW LISTING

NEW ON THE MARKET

COMING SOON

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

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

SIENNA • Two years old. Beautiful features. Master down. Media room. Gameroom, living, & dining rooms. (3502CG)

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

4/2.5/2 • $249,900

Multi-Million Dollar Producer

713-898-3868 For more information on any of my listing please visit my NEW web site at

www.ftbendproperties.com www.joyroussell.com Email: joy@joyroussell.com

Kim Truitt

WOODSTREAM • Extremely updated and upgraded. Energy package includes double paned windows and a 20 SEER a/c and furnace. Open living room. Separate formal dining. Beautiful touches--list is available upon request. Clements High School. (3310LH)

• NEW LISTING •

• SOLD IN 6 DAYS! •

• REDUCED •

• GREAT VALUE •

• 1.8 ACRES •

• NEW LISTING •

SAVANNAH – Wonderful 4 bedroom home perfect for growing family. Wood floors in den, dining, study. Tile in kitchen. Oversized gameroom. Huge backyard. Short walk to area pool, park, etc. Close to schools. $178,000. MLS# 49895264 (14209RB)

RIVERPARK – Location & Value !! 4 bed, 3/1 bath with formal dining, game/media room and study. Beautiful hardwoods. Master down w/ remodeled master shower. Big island kitchen, Corian counters. Huge 3 car garage with extra storage space! Oversized back yard and no back neighbors. Only a block from area pool. Easy access to 59 and Grand Parkwy, schools, shopping ,etc. $228,000. MLS# 2940849 (5910HB)

QUAIL VALLEY – LOCATION & VALUE!! Location just a few short steps to the new Community Center! 5 BR home - or 4 BR plus media room. Open floor plan w/formal dining, study, master down & oversized family room open to updated kitchen. Covered patio area for family BBQ’s & det. 3 car gar. w/plenty of room. Oversized corner lot, walking distance to golf course. MLS# 89713450 $187,500. (2902NB)

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

SILVER RIDGE – Everything is special about this home! 1.8 acres of serene lakefront property. Beautifully customized w/ hardwoods, granite, lighting, fixtures – too numerous to list all. Master down w/ room-sized closet. HUGE gameroom up. Formals, Study, 4 bed, 3 ½ bath, and 4-car garage! Fabulous covered patio area. Your own private paradise! $598,000. MLS# 26273044 (4710AL)

LAKE OLYMPIA - 3 Bedroom, 2 bath one story on prime cul-de-sac location! Wonderful floor plan w/spacious kitchen open to big family area w/elegant raised hearth & builtins. Formal dining area & living area. Split bedroom plan - master bedroom w/private backyard views. MLS# 38785448 $149,500. (4611MG)

CBR, CRS, GRI

Continuing Customer Service Making Clients for Life!!

713-416-0791 GARY GREENE, REALTORS

To view every home currently on the market and for other information, go to...

www.kimtruitt.com

Southwest

281-491-1776 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

• Multi Million Dollar Producer • President’s Club • Hall of Fame • Over $10 Million Sold in ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10

281-507-6810 JOELLA 281-491-1776 MULLIS

JOELLA.M@COMCAST.NET

SO

LD

CREEK BEND ESTATES

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

SO

Top Lister and Units Sold ~ 2009

email: kim@kimtruitt.com

SOLD, 1 DAY

LD

CINCO RANCH

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

SO

LAKE COLONY

What a beauty!Great one story ready to move in to! Plantation shutters, Lam wood floors and tile in living areas and kitchen along with replaced carpet in bedrooms.Seamless glass along with French doors replaced in living to let you enjoy great view of backyard. Higher ceilings,two fireplaces,builtins,replaced appliances,roof replaced 02’, A/C-2011, and much more! $179,900 (2922DL)

SUGAR CREEK

Absolutely gorgeous! Updated with beautiful slate floors throughout, along with granite countertops. Breathtaking entrance allows you to view fabulous atrium area with relaxing koi pond. Living area with higher ceilings,also with a wonderful view of golfcourse! Convenient to 59, restaurants and shopping! Private golf course! $234,900 (33WE)

NEW TERRITORY

Looking for a model home with 3 car garage? Beautiful hardwood floors downstairs and gameroom. Carpet in master and upstairs previously replaced. Gorgeous granite countertops, and replaced fixtures in kitchen that opens to two story living area. Lots of windows to enjoy the view of fabulous backyard! Beautifully landscaped, with patio-so inviting! Corner lot on culdesac street. This is a’’show stopper’’! Priced below CAD! $309,900 (1802RH)

LD

THE GROVE/PECAN GROVE

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

FORT BEND Exciting news for HAR-Fort Bend advertisers and Realtors REAL ESTATE BRIEFS BY BECKY HALL STAR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST W.C.R. / ABWA

281.690.4205 Becky@fortbendstar.com

Aliana 2011 Top Producers win cruise to the Caribbean Several Fort Bend Countyarea Realtors recently returned from an all-expense paid cruise to the Caribbean thanks to Aliana, a 2000 acres masterplanned community in Fort Bend. The tropical vacation was the top prize in Aliana’s 2011 Realtor® Rewards Program. Winners were selected from among the top producers in Aliana for 2011 and include: Aziz Ali Rahman, REALM Real Estate; Rubina Syed, Weichert Realtors; Kevin Nguyen, KevLan Properties; Jason Moore, REMAX

Southwest; and Manilal Patel, Realty Associates. This March, these five Realtors and a guest went aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Sea for a seven day cruise of the Eastern Caribbean, visiting exotic ports-of-call like the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Linda Kilgore, Marketing Director for Aliana, traveled with the group. For more details on the rewards program, Realtors can visit the Aliana website at www. alianahouston.com and click on “Realtor Resources” and enter the passcode Vacation.

Pictured (l-r): Standing – Manila Patel, Realty Associates; Aziz Ali Rahman, REALM Real Estate; Jason Moore, REMAX Southwest; Majid Syed; and Kevin Nguyen, DTT Realty & Mortgage. Seated – Shelia Patel; Arshia Rahman; DeAnne Moore; Rubina Syed, Weichert Realtors; and Hop Vu.

ABWA FORT BEND CHAPTER THURSDAY May 3, 2012 Networking Begins at 5:30PM

Sugar Creek Country Club

May 10 2012 at 6:30 PM the HAR-Fort Bend Realtors are hosting a celebration recognizing the five largest cities in Fort Bend County and the first developers who set the standard in excellence for our communities. The event will be held at the NEW CONSTELLATION BASEBALL FIELD just off Highway 90 and Highway 6 (across from the Sugar Land Airport). We are expecting an enormous crowd as the

Legend and Diamonds event will be the first public event to be held at the stadium in the prestigious Legends Ballroom. The entire evening will be saluting our honorees and networking with fellow Realtors and guests. There will not be a game this Thursday night so that we can enjoy the evening without spectators to vie for parking. Please reply as quickly as possible so that your name will be promoted in the advertisement

of the event and during the slide show that evening. We will need a logo of your company to feature in the presentation. $110 VIP & $35 Individual Tickets Available All tickets include buffet & one drink ticket.

All ticket purchases will count toward the individual’s 2012 TREPAC investment. Contact HAR Director of TREPAC Karen Driscoll at karen@har.com or 713/629-1900 ext. 271.

Commitment continues with plans for Sunshine Kids 30th anniversary extravaganza

Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors is #1 Sunshine Kids contributor Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors was honored recently at the Prudential Real Estate Services national convention in Orlando, Florida where the firm received Prudential Network’s award for the 2011 Top Contributor to The Sunshine Kids Foundation. During the year, Prudential Gary Greene contributed over $318,000 to the charity. Prudential Gary Greene has been committed to the nonprofit since 1992, and over the years has supported them with over $3 million in donations. G.W. Bailey, noted television actor and executive director of The Sunshine Kids Foundation, is grateful for their support. “Every year The Sunshine Kids Foundation provides national, one-week activities, free of charge for young cancer patients from across the country,” said Bailey. “With the trips we provide, these cancer patients have the opportunity to meet other kids who have gone through the same painful treatments and feelings of isolation that they have experienced. “I cannot say enough about what the Prudential Gary Greene team has done for the Kids,” continued Bailey. “They have made it possible for us to create more activities for more

kids with cancer – not only in Houston but all across the U.S. and Canada. They have had an enormous, incalculable impact on our operations.” Marilyn Eiland, partner with Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors, said the whole company gets involved. “Many of our agents donate a portion of their sales commission to the Sunshine Kids, and some of our area offices hold their own fundraisers for the Kids. Everyone here is committed to this cause,” said Eiland. 30th Anniversary Celebration This year marks the 30th anniversary of the formation of The Sunshine Kids, and plans are underway for a big blowout celebration. Ann Woodroof, a major force behind the fundraising efforts, is coordinating a team of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to raise as much money as possible for the Kids. Woodroof recently returned from the Sunshine Kids Winter Games in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she visited with many of the kids. “I know it is all worthwhile when I see the smiles on the faces of these kids at these outings. These amazing kids have immeasurably enriched my life,” she said. To learn about sponsorship

opportunities for the 30th anniversary extravaganza benefiting The Sunshine Kids Foundation, contact Ann Woodroof, 713-252-4029,annsmove@ garygreene.com. To learn more about Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors, call 713-4656644, 800-231-0707, or visit www.GaryGreene.com.

Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors is the top listing and selling residential real estate firm in Houston, as well as the oldest in the city. Partners of the firm, Marilyn Eiland and Mark Woodroof, manage the day-to-day operations of Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors, which now has 20 company-owned offices in the Houston Metropolitan area.

Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors has been committed to supporting The Sunshine Kids Foundation since 1992. Dan McCarver (from left), and Bob Miles, top producers with the company and co-chairs of “Sunshine & Sequins,” one of the company’s many fundraisers benefiting The Sunshine Kids, are among the many volunteers involved in helping raise money for the charity throughout the year. The company was recently honored as the #1 contributor to the Sunshine Kids in the Prudential Network and, over the years, has raised over $3 million for the nonprofit that provides positive group activities for children receiving cancer treatments.


PAGE 8 H Wednesday, April 25, 2012

THE STAR

Never! Never! Never!

Letters

Pay for service on your telephone system again

FREE

Editor

to the

Fort Bend Deputy speaks out CALL FOR A QUOTE

• Maintenance & Programming • Long Distance • Caller ID

All for the same price you’re currently paying the telephone company. The monopoly is over. Only from

281-265-3500 www.prostarcomm.com

Serving Fort Bend County - Since 1992

One Call, One Source, Unlimited Solutions

A Helping Hand from

Ed’s Pharmacy

3740 Cartwright Road (@ FM 1092)

(281) 499-4555

What to do About a Stye in the Eye

A stye is a raised red area that can cause pain and swelling in the area of the eyelid. Specifically, a stye can result from an infection of an eyelash follicle. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common causative bacteria. Touching the eyes without washing the hands first can increase the risk. Tearing and sensitivity to light may occur. The small blister filled with pus will typically rupture within several days, which will resolve the associ­ated signs and symptoms. Although a stye typically improves within a week without treatment, a warm compress may be applied to the area for 15 minutes at a time, four times a day to alleviate symptoms. Eye makeup and contact lenses should not be used until the stye is resolved. Measures for stye prevention include hand washing prior to touching the eyes, removing eye makeup before bedtime, and washing hands prior to handling contact lenses. An antibiotic ointment may be prescribed if symptoms are more extensive, such as chronic eyelid inflammation. Erythromycin (Eryc), a macrolide antibiotic, and bacitracin (BACiiM) are antibiotic ointments that may be prescribed when appropriate. Although uncommon, if cellulitis accompa­nies the stye, the antibiotics dicloxacillin (Dynapen), a penicillin antibi­otic, or erythromycin (Eryc) may be prescribed.

Dear Fort Bend residents, My name is Jimmy Du. I have been a deputy with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for the last 4 years. Twelve weeks ago I was suspended for using a county computer to send an email to my friends and co-workers about a sheriff’s candidate debate. A few days later I was suspended without pay and have stayed on suspension, I believe, as a personal vendetta of Chief Brady’s because I wrote a poem expressing my opinion about him. Many people will tell you that I have crossed the line saying my actions are unbecoming of a police officer, I do not believe that writing a poem or expressing my opinion is either. I stand by my actions and opinion and if that places my career on the line; there is a problem and there is no justice. If I am given a chance to do it over, I will never remain silent when I know that the wrong thing is being done. I became a cop to do what’s right, not turn the other cheek because somebody is related to this person. At the Sheriff’s Office, if you are not part of the friends and family of the ranking officers, you are nothing. Right now, it feels like it is me against Chief Brady and his family of favoritism and nepotism. I chose to do something about it and spoke up by writing a poem; although

Houston Community Bank, N.A. Stafford Branch

is your Small Business Solution! Starting a business... Expanding existing business... Working Capital

13811 Murphy Road (FM 1092) Stafford , Texas 77477

281.208.2111 JEFF SMITH President

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

JENNIFER WASHINGTON Branch Manager

www.houstoncommunitybank.com

nomination. In ballot order they are: Billy Teague, Craig Brady, John Minchew, and Troy Nehls. I am not telling anyone who to vote for. I’m just informing you that through my experience, a boss that would use suspension to silence his own employee, and use him as an example to others who even think about exercising their right to the Free Speech, is not a man that should be given the power of Sheriff. What started as a poem, has become my mantra about Craig Brady: “Your time is up, my time is now”. If you would like to contact me or receive a copy of the poem, you can e-mail me at jhd102204@hotmail.com. Sincerely, Jimmy H. Du Attention: After this open letter to you residents I expect

I realize that insulting him and his wife might not have been the best choice, at least I did something instead of standing by and accepting the idea that they are untouchable. Even today I carry around the poem to remind myself that despite all the shame I have brought to my family and all of my bills that are piling up, I am doing the right thing. I believe if more employees would have the courage, that we can make a difference in the Primary election scheduled for May 29. I understand that after my suspension, many employees are in fear for their jobs. Also remember that people in authority positions are there because we put them there. There are four candidates running for the Republican

Food Fair to be held at East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Inc. will be hosting its monthly Food Fair on Thursday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon in Stafford at 435 Stafford Run Rd. (off Ave. E, between Murphy Rd and Hwy 90). The Food Fair Program is open to anyone in need of food. Participants will receive fresh produce and other food items donated by the Houston Food Bank. One food order per household. For more information call 281-261-1006

or visit www.HumanNeeds.org. East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Inc. has been helping families in crisis for over 20 years. The Ministry’s programs help over 3,000 individuals a month by providing food, financial assistance for rent and utilities, school supplies, and other emergency services. To help support the services offered at EFBHNM donations may be sent to P.O. Box 1611, Stafford, TX 77497-1611 or made online at www.humanneeds.org. All donations are tax deductible.

The 61st Annual National Day of Prayer “One Nation Under God” is May 3

my suspension to end and a termination to follow. That is the kind of petty man Chief Brady is. Remember, according to his campaign slogan, he is the candidate with the experience to KEEP running the Sheriff’s Office. Please help us stop this tyranny - vote against Brady.

HHH FORT BEND DRIVING SCHOOL

Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years

FortBendDrivingSchool.com

for Fort Bend Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

DON’T MISS OUT... KEMPNER MARCHING COUGAR BOOSTER CLUB FUNDRAISER • Carwash • Treasure sale • Various Vendors • Chair Massages • Live Music • And More !!!! Saturday, April 28th 8 am to 1pm Corner of Jess Pirtle & Eldridge • Sugar Land

FOUNDATION REPAIR • REMODELING & MORE 920 Murphy Road, Ste. C • Stafford • Texas 77477

281-397-2299

Fort Bend National Day of Prayer May 3 will be held at locations below: Missouri City-City Hall, 10:00 AM Meadows Place City Hall, 10:00 AM Sugar Land Town Square,12:00 noon Simonton City Hall, 12:00 noon Arcola City Hall, 3:00 PM Missouri City YMCA, 5:00 PM Sienna Brushy Lake Pavilion, 7:00 PM Fulshear City Hall, 7:00 PM Stafford City Hall, 7:00 PM Katy Merrell Center, 7:00PM Fort Bend County Courthouse, 7:00 PM Organize events at your school, church, business, and community. Contact Mary Cook 832-651-7771 maryhuntcook@ comcast.net Fort Bend County Coordinator for 2012 National Day of Prayer. For information, to post, or search for an event go to www.ndptf.org or www. ndp-fortbend.org

www.levelprohomeservice.com

FOOT FACTS by Dr. Eric Tepper BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS CRACKING UP

Dry skin on the heels, coupled with other factors that may include diabetes, aging, excessive weight gain, and the use of diuretics, can result in cracks, or heel fissures. If left unattended, fissures can become wider, deeper, and at risk for infection. If it’s a simple matter of dry heels, applying an antifungal cream as recommended may be sufficient to avoid further complications. Footwear should be allowed to “air out” and dry between uses, and clean socks should be worn daily. If these measures are not sufficient, it is important to see a podiatrist. The podiatrist can debride the callus and remove the dead tissue. Doing so will reduce the depth of the fissure, making it easier to close. As mentioned in today’s column, we can help you with your dry skin on the heels of your feet. Make sure you avoid getting cream and ointment between your toes, as the supplementary moisture can lead to bacterial infections such as athlete's foot. If the dry skin and cracking worsen, or bleeding occurs, consult a physician. We take pride in providing you with a comfortable office experience. Our qualified staff is friendly and will ensure a pleasant visit. Don’t take your feet for granted. Call us at 281980-3668. We’re located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment. Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: The frequent wearing of backless shoes can cause heel fissures.

THE BOUTIQUE Name Brand, Vintage and Designer Fashions for Less

Tri-City Churches Resale Shop www.humanneeds.org

20 Years Experience

BASHANS PAINTING & HOME REPAIR

Commercial / Residential

281.347.6702

281.731.3383 - Cell

bashanspainting@earthlink.net

Fully Insured Reference Available

425 Stafford Run Rd., Stafford, TX 77477

HEALTHY FOOT SPA Chinese Herb Massage - Specializing in Pain Relief 3683 Hwy 6 South / Sugar Land (Hwy 6 @Settlers Way in Kroger Shopping Center)

Open 7 Days a Week Call 281-980-8080

1 HOUR

Full Body Massage (regular 45) $

500 OFF

$

1 HOUR

FREE ESTIMATES

Foot Massage

NO PAYMENT UNTIL COMPLETION

(regular $25)

RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ

INSURANCE

An Independent Insurance Agency For All Your Insurance Needs!

281-240-8701 AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS

Bring Coupon to Receive This Discount

Keep your business name in 48,000 homes every week in the SUGAR LAND BUSINESS DIRECTORY Call Diane For Details 281-690-4210

THE LAW OFFICE OF

BENJAMIN D. HATCH A PROFESSIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate, and Family Disputes

713-268-7388

7700 SAN FELIPE, SUITE 500 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77063

FM 1092

FORT BEND BUSINESS DIRECTORY . AVE

E

HW

Y 90

d Run taffor

S

281.499.8833 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Residential Repaint Specialists

Southern Painting 713-594-5862 Bill Cook - Owner

Floor Covering & Custom Remodeling Cabinetry & Showers Floor Covering & Custom Remodeling Showroom Hours: Mon - Fri 10 - 4 • Sat 10 - 3

12603 Executive Drive in Stafford

281-494-9200 www.HamresRemodeling.com

Search 1,000’s of new & used autos online at

b.cook@southernpainting.com

FOR BEND BUSINESS DIRECTORY TO ADVERTISE CALL 281.690.4200

EXPERIENCE COUNTS! 27+ YEARS SERVING FORT BEND COUNTY Call Us Today! 281.243.2300 www.KenWoodPC.com One Sugar Creek Center Blvd. Suite 300, Sugar Land, TX


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Letters

THE STAR

to the

I feel your pain having worked here for a long time myself and I too have seen many fine men and women be run off because of the extreme unprofessionalism and favoritism this administration has exhibited. Actually, they run the S.O. like Stalin did in the Soviet Union. Talking about history, lets review some local stuff. Captain Colunga is only at the S.O. and is only a Captain because of his (probable) assistance with a (possible) cover-up years ago at a bar in small city in our county involving, who else, “the little chief” and another ranking minion. Don’t take my word for it, do some research on your own and the truth will set you free. By the way, if “the little chief” wins, I would have to play Nostradamus and say Colunga would be his chief deputy ... sounds more like a horror story. As far as Lieutenant Colunga, who has no more business being a Lieutenant than does Gomer Pyle, someone should do some checking as to why she was promoted instead of many other well-deserving detectives. Sounds to me the only thing she is competent at is being Lt. Facebook, but again, people need to ask these questions and find out about favoritistic promotions. History will also remind us of a sheriff that had to sue in order to get to be a Ranger instead

By Betsy Dolan

of actually earning it ... there’s a concept ... if you can’t earn it, lets sue (where else have we heard of this?) Let’s not forget about the “little chief” ... well, there is SO much history there, we will run out of room here. I find it funny that the sheriff and “little chief” chose to replace the old patch we wore on our shirts that said “Duty, Honor, Integrity” with a patch that has a farris wheel and has been dubbed “six flags over Milton” ... seeing as how this administration runs like a mobile carnival at a run-down shopping mall and the antics here resemble those of clowns, I now understand why the patch was replaced. “Team Brady” is only following the field manual from Hitler’s Mien Khompf and political strong-arm tactics from the 1930’s. They firmly believe that threat and intimidation are the only way to motivate people and have to attack other’s campaign because their own campaign is “smoke and mirrors” ... just like the Wizard of Oz, “don’t look behind the curtain”. Concerned Deputy: we will get through this and, in the end, Team Brady and his campagin will resemble more the Hindenburg disaster in that he will have spent over $400K and have nothing but shame to show for it. I wonder how much of that money came from convicted felons ... again, another research topic.

Missouri City's Burglary and Auto Theft Task Force (BAT) is just seven months old but already the 4-member unit has made significant strides in reducing car burglaries and auto thefts in the city. In the last year, according to the Missouri City Police Department, the BAT Task Force decreased auto theft by 23%, auto break-ins by 16%, recovered 40-stolen cars, arrested 25 auto theft suspects and recovered more than $287,000 in stolen property. The program has been so successful that the city is applying for almost $600,000 in grant money to continue funding the four-member team as well as pay for additional high tech equipment to help recover more stolen property and vehicles. "We do a lot of proactive programs and operations" said Sergeant Saul Luera, Missouri City Police Department. "We are constantly on patrol, keeping an eye on parking lots and neighborhoods and trying to catch the suspects in the act." Topping the list of desired equipment for the BAT Task Force is a bait vehicle which would look like a regular car but would be outfitted with a GPS tracking system and

Name witheld by request

H

THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

MEDICAL ASSISTANT Min. 1+ years experience in Primary Care clinic required Front and back help. Hwy 59 & Hwy 99 Area RESUME TO: dsms7777@gmail.com OR FAX: 800-693-9380

LVN, MA, FRONT DESK and RN NEEDED Looking for organized, friendly team players for a busy Sugar Land Medical practice. Full and part-time positions. FAX RESUME: 281-494-4605

EMPLOYMENT

internal video system that activates when the vehicle is tampered with or stolen. The equipment then alerts dispatchers to track and disable the vehicle so officers can respond to the scene. The task force has also requested cell phone equipment and license plate readers which can tell investigators whether a car they are following has been stolen or is registered to a wanted felon. "We have been very successful with putting multiple car theft cases on a single suspect," said Detective Caleb Rule, Missouri City Police Department. "And we attribute that to our investigation techniques and with the fact that we work so well with other police departments throughout the city." Public awareness, acknowledged Luera, has also helped reduce burglary and car theft numbers with people less likely to leave valuables in plain site deterring so called "dash and grab" cases. "What we are seeing more of is door pulls in neighborhoods where a suspect goes house to house checking for unlocked cars," Luera said. "Some of these suspects work alone but others work in pairs." The BAT Task Force was created in September of 2011.

CLASSIADS

EMPLOYMENT

ORTHODONTIC ASSIST. RICHMOND AREA

EXPERIENCED chair side assistant to join our professional, energized team. Applicant must have a pleasant personality, be professional in working abilities and willing to take initiative to perform duties. Must be able to work 4 1/2 days per week. Benefits to be discussed. PLEASE EMAIL RESUME TO: Valerie_drm@sbcglobal.net

H H REAL ESTATE H REAL ESTATE H REAL ESTATE H H

REDONE HOME IN MEADOWS PLACE

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

Become a Dental Assistant! 10 Week Course Starting Soon Saturdays Only (281) 794-7944

www.Become-A-DA.com

C. Mark Mann School of Dental Assisting 1111 Hwy 6, #220, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Certified by: The Texas Workforce Commision Career Schools and Colleges

Sugar Land

seeking hospitality oriented people for • HOUSE PERSONS •V • ROOM ATTENDANTS •

APPLY IN PERSON: 722 Bonaventure Way, Sugar Land

281-491-7777

This 4 bedroom, 2 bath and detached garage is located in Meadows Place and the highly rated Meadows Elem. It is an ideal one-story starter home on a kid-friendly street. New paint, new granite, pecan and orange trees. Walk-thru bar and walk-in pantry. Living room, dining room, den. Priced Right! You’ll love it!

Anita Milne BEARD REALTY GROUP •

WELDERS

M-R Controls a division of M-R Electronics Inc. needs Welders with experience in MIG & TIG, Structural & Pipe, Carbon & Stainless Steel. Permanent position with benefits. Facility fully air conditioned at 700 Industrial Blvd., Sugar Land, 77478.

CALL 281-240-9400 for an appointment.

281-413-9732

LEGALS

LEGALS

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION (AVISO DE ELECCION GENERAL) To the registered voters of the City of Meadows Place, Texas: (a los votantes registrados del Cuidad de Meadows Place, Texas): Notice is hereby given that the polling place listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., on May 12, 2012, for voting in a general election to elect a Mayor, Alderman Place 1, Alderman Place 2, and Alderman Place 3. (Notifiquese, por las presente, que las casillas electorales citadas abajo se abrirán desde las 7:00 a.m. hasta las 7:00 p.m. el 12 de Mayo de 2012 para votar en la Eleccion General para elegir un Alcalde y Concego No 1, Concego No 2, Concego No. 3.) LOCATION OF POLLING PLACE (DIRECCION DE LAS CASILLAS ELECTORALES) Meadows Place City Hall One Troyan Drive Meadows Place, Texas Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at (La votación adelantada en persona se lievara a cabo de lunes a viernes en) Meadows Place City Hall 1 Troyan Drive Meadows Place, Texas Issued this the 27th day of March, 2012. (Emitida este dia 27 de March, 2012.) Charles Jessup IV Mayor (Alcalde)

ADVERTISE with us online at fortbendstar.com

LEGALS

LEGALS

PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE WITH THE TEXAS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION FOR A BREWERS, WHOLESALERS, DISTRIBTORS, MANUFACTURERS PERMIT BY FORT BEND BREWING COMPANY, LLC DBA FORT BEND BREWING COMPANY, TO BE LOCATED AT 13370 S. GESSNER RD., MISSOURI CITY, TX, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. OFFICERS/OWNERS OF THE SAID CORPORATION ARE TY COBURN – OWNER. OPERATION HOURS: 7AM-12AM CDT, MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, TOUR HOURS: 12PM-2PM CDT SATURDAY. WWW. FORTBENDBREWING.COM

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of NO TRESPASS, NO ENTRY NO CONTRACTORS for the residence located 11618 Brook Meadows Lane, City of Meadows Place, 77477, County of Fort Bend, State of Texas, USA. This extends to any and all persons excepting occupant as listed on Certificate of Occupancy and Listed owner of Property by appointment. Any Persons in violation of this notice will be prosecuted. Donald V. Clabough 11618 Brook Meadows Lane, City of Meadows Place, 77477, County of Fort Bend, State of Texas, USA.

Fort Bend Lawyers CARE is proud to announce its fourth "Justice for All" (JFA) luncheon honoring their dedicated volunteer lawyers, non-lawyer volunteers, sponsors, and Strategic Partners who assist in providing pro bono legal services to low-income citizens of Fort Bend County. The JFA Luncheon is a great opportunity for your business to partner with a dynamic organization, while investing in our community. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land. The "Justice For All" fundraising event for FBLC will feature an appetizing

lunch, an inspiring keynote speech, and exciting raffle plus a program filled with ads from their sponsors and friends. The "People's Lawyer", Richard Alderman will be FBLC's honored guest speaker at this year's Luncheon. Mr. Alderman is a renowned attorney, author, educator, and television personality whose mission has been educating the public about their rights. He is an authority on the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Mr. Alderman's attention and commitment to pro bono legal services will inspire and entertain guests and sponsors alike. Please rsvp to debbie@ eliasevents.com.

FBISD to host meeting for non-profit private & home-school providers Fort Bend ISD’s Special Programs Department will hold a meeting to discuss non-profit private school participation in federally-funded educational services in FBISD on May 3 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the FBISD Administration Building, Board Room, 16431

H

for Fort Bend Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

CALL US AT 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

DRIVERS: Owner Operators Only! Dry Bulk Exp. Preferred, Regional position w/quality hometime. 2yrs Exp. 24yoa CDL-A Good MVR Fuel/Tire Discounts

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Bookkeeper, A/P, A/R, P/R supervisor with Human Resource experience Local, fast growing organization on Hwy. 6 and Settlers Way Looking to hire IMMEDIATELY! Must be proficient in computers specifically with Excel. Bi-lingual a plus. Organized, self motivated. Email resume to: Jobhunt0308@ yahoo.com

HAIRSTYLIST for Sugar Land Salon Commission or Rental 281-242-9555 DRIVERS: CDL-A, Home Weekends! Regional Openings! Ours start @ .38cpm. Industry Leading Company. PAID Benefits, PIAD Holidays, Hermann Services 1-888-598-7250 DRIVERS: Want a Professional Career? Haul Flatbed/ OD Loads for Trinity Logistics Group! Earn $.40-.50cpm! CDL-A w/2yrs Exp. EEO/AA Call: 800533-7862

NO. 1 Money Saving Tip For These Economic Times: Read THE STAR It’s FREE!

Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. All non-profit private school or home-school providers that serve students residing in FBISD are invited to attend. For more information, please call 281-634-1354.

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

LOOKING FOR

A BROKER

?

No Experience Necessary New Agent Training

Keller Williams

Call Andi St. Jean 281-265-0000

DENTAL FRONT OFFICE SUPERVISOR AND FRONT OFFICE/INSURANCE ASSISTANT

for fast paced 2 location oral surgery practice in Sugar Land & Missouri City. Must have dental or medical experience. Multi-taskers, non-smoker. PLEASE FAX RESUME TO 281-242-9172

Part-Time Instructors of English

Minimum Requirements of a Master’s Degree with at least 18 graduate hours in English from a regionally accredited institution. Position is to teach all assigned English courses. Copy of transcript, showing degree conferred, must accompany online application. Must be able to travel independently to and from multiple worksites during day and evening hours. Instructors needed at Sugar Land, Fort Bend, and Wharton campuses and online. Criminal background check required A completed employment application is required for each position and must be submitted online at www.wcjc.edu. WCJC is an equal opportunity employer.

Join the LOCAL

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH LEGALS

PAGE 9

Missouri City revs up Fort Bend Lawyers fight against burglary CARE announces Justice for All Luncheon and car thefts

Editor

Response to " Fort Bend County sheriff race getting dirty – vandalism in the worst form appears" Dear Editor,

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 H

Do you have an area business service such as remodeling, air conditioning, auto service, etc. that you would like to reach 51,000 homes in Fort Bend County and increase the growth of your business?

Marketing Team at the Star We are the leading weekly information source in Fort Bend County and we are looking for one or two unique individuals. If you are a hard-working, business-minded, positive self-starter with a desire to market our products and services in the Sugar Land area, we want to hear from you. You will enjoy a protected territory, salary plus bonuses and incentives as well as health benefits.

Call Diane at 281-690-4210

for info

EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO Michael@FortBendStar.com


PAGE 10 H Wednesday, April 25, 2012

THE STAR

HOME IMPROVEMENT

ALAN'S PLUMBING "A Complete Plumbing Service"

281-261-1064 Master Licensed & Insured

TIM'S FENCES Residential Wood & Ornamental Iron

• Floor • Paint Int & Ext • Kitchen • Decks & Patios • Cabinets 713-307-5540 281-980-1868

299 /sf

FLOOR SPECIAL: Labor/12.3mm Laminate

$

GTO IRON WORKS

Iron Gates & Operators Fences, Driveways & Sidewalks Brick Columns, Flag Stone, Patios FREE EST • 713-551-1696

14 yrs. exp.

FREE ESTIMATES

All Home Maintenance & Repairs

Restoration Services, LLC. • • • • • •

832-660-3362

Brick/Crack Repair • Mortar Match Leaning Walls / Columns Fireplace & Chimneys Sheetrock / Painting Pressure Wash All types of Flooring & Stonework

AMERITEX

Garage Doors Locally owned and operated

FREE Estimates

Interior/Exterior Painting Carpentry • Sheetrock • Textures • Power Washing

$100 OFF

www.smart-improvements.com

Think fine lines should be quoted – not appear on your face? A simple and effective daily program with TimeWise® skin care can help reduce the appearance of the lines and wrinkles. So skin looks firmer. And feels softer. Start looking younger now! Contact me to experience TimeWise for yourself.

by motivated Aggie students Interior/Exterior, including small repairs.

CALL CHASE MILLIS

281-702-6424 for a FREE estimate

www.collegeworks.com

READ THE STAR ONLINE AT WWW.FORTBENDSTAR.COM

T HE A DS T HAT G ET R ESULTS ! 1 line for 52 weeks - Only $299 Don't hesitate • Call 281-690-4203 today! ACCOUNTANTS/C.P.A.

HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS

Mark Dixon, CPA Service & Savings............................................ 281-242-2244 Jennifer Esch, CPA, Taxes, Bookkeeping & Payroll...................... 281-499-0093

CONCEALED HANDGUN classes/camera syst. 24/7..................... 713-726-8444

ADOPTION

PRIVATE SPANISH LESSONS ($25/hr) ..........................................281-980-2410

ARROW A/C fast/dependable/reasonable rates........................... 281-499-1593 CASUAL AIR & HEAT Honest service @ affordable prices ......................................................................................................281-498-3900 FRESH AIR HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Appliance Repair and Duct Cleaning..................................... 281-499-3511

ASTROLOGY ASTRO INSIGHT, personal/business consulting.......................... 281-238-8992

ATTORNEY Richard L. Moseley, Attorney-at-Law..................................................281-438-6345 The Pinak Law Firm, 18 years exp., info@fortbendlegal.com............281-240-2355

AUTOMOTIVE SPORT PERFORMANCE AUTO PAINT & BODY ............................. 281-499-6601

BOAT/CAMPER / RV STORAGE Sugar Land Boat-RV Storage, W. Bellfort @ Burney.......................... 281-491-0196

CARPET

INSTRUCTION INSURANCE ABE JACOBS INS. - Home/Flood/Auto/Life/Fire . ......................... 281-261-8200 AFLAC Agent - cancer, life & more . ............................................ 281-261-2952 Farmers Insurance - auto, life, home, commercial ..................... 281-561-6000

MARRIAGE COUNSELING DAVID M. BUCKLEW, Christian counselor.................................... 281-438-8910

PAINTING CONTRACTORS CeKay Services - Top quality, Res/Com, Quick FREE Pricing Call .......................................... 281-710-7185

PATIO / POOL DECKS CAROLL BRICK & FLAGSTONE PATIO BUILDERS "Mario, the Italian Craftsman," 39 years exp............................... 713-978-7405

PLUMBING ALAN'S PLUMBING REPAIRS, Lic./Ins. ........................................ 281-261-1064 AMERICAN SERVICES, MPL15997, BBB, Insured.......................... 713-782-2989 MIKE TIDWELL PLUMBING CO. M37825 Residential, Repairs & Service . ................................................. 281-980-6265

Harris Carpet/Floors Sales & Cleaning................................ 713-723-0693

REAL ESTATE

COMPUTER REPAIR

MIKE MOORE - REALTOR Buy - Sell - Lease................................ 713-825-0654 WE BUY HOUSES - We Take Over Payments................................. 832-539-2260

EZTech Computers Sales, Upgrade, Repairs.................................... 281-499-7850

DELIVERY SERVICES CARRIER HOT SHOT SERVICES, commercial/residential 24/7 . ... 713-726-8444

EXECUTIVE SUITES Executive Suites at Sugar Creek Place Individual Offices - Full Business Services................................... 281-275-4151

FOUNDATION REPAIR

REAL ESTATE INSPECTION ABET INSPECTIONS License TREC 288; MAT 152; TACLA5195C; TPCL #13562 mechanical, structural, mold inspections, termites................... 281-242-1300

SENIOR HOMECARE VISITING ANGELS 19901 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land . ....... 281-207-1259

TAX SERVICE

AMERICAN SERVICES, lifetime warranty, Since 1975.................. 713-782-2989

Astral Book Keeping & Tax Service............................................. 281-277-8200

HOBBY SHOP

TELEPHONE / VOICE MAIL SYSTEM

The R.C. Hobby Shop ..........................................................................265-4844

ProStar Communications "See the Power of Panasonic at Our Demo Center" .........................281-265-3500

HOME HEALTH CARE All Nursing Home Health Services, Inc....................................... 713-266-1062

FORM & FUNCTION 281-797-6363 281-265-5311

Need A/C FAST? CALL US

Service all makes/models.

$25 OFF

NEXT SERVICE REPAIR PART

PLUMBING

Call today for a Free Estimate!

Complete Plumbing Service

UNDERSLAB Plumbing Experts

Licensed & Insured MPL15997 713-782-2989

www.CustomComfortAir.com

281-342-2512 TACLB27392E

Voted 2010 #1 Remodeler in Texas • Service all brands. • Discounted prices for Fort Bend County residents. • One year parts and labor warranty on work performed. • Free estimates on new equipment. • Financing (w/approved credit). • All major credit cards accepted. MARTIN BERES • Custom installation Owner, Technician & Sugar Land Resident of new equipment.

Call 281-468-4250 anytime www.criticalairac.com TACLA021957E (Licensed & Insured) MNB ENTERPRISES LLC • DBA CRITICAL AIR

Celebrating 35 years of Quality Services

C H RIS TI A N

CON TRACTING “Someone You Can Trust”

KITCHENS • BATHROOMS ADDITIONS • CABINETS COUNTER TOPS • ROOFS SIDING • PAINTING

281-472-7640 FREE ESTIMATES

No. 1 Money Saving Tip

ELECTION

ELECTION

For These Economic Times: Read THE STAR

It’s FREE!

for Fort Bend

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

TELEPHONE CLASSIADS H

AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING

281-431-1004

We Do it all for you w/warranty. 32 Years Experience. “Insured” Registered in Fort Bend & Harris County & Serving Sugar Land since 1999 Let us change the image & your living style. Free Estimate (or in House Consultant)

HHH

281-341-0496

ROLAA Adoption Services & Home Studies . .............................. 281-438-6588

REMODELING

Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

LISA B. LONG Independent Beauty Consultant www.MaryKay.com/LisaBLong

JUAN GRIMALDO 832.978.5857

832-671-9245 Ameritexdoors.com

HOUSE PAINTING

SERVICES

Get wise to age-fighting.

281-498-6528 Cell 832-465-2020

Free Estimates

Min. $500 job

713-298-8393

- References -

LEAVINGS CONCRETE

Patios Flagstone Driveways Concrete Pavers Foundations Breakout & Removal City Code Violation Repairs

INSURED FREE ESTIMATES

REMODELING

SERVICES

832-640-1261

PAINTING

Over 30 years in Fort Bend County

Insured Free Estimates References Since 1981

ACE TILE

TACLB019260E

J.Q. Brick Repair &

FREE ESTIMATES

CALL "THE DOOR MAN"

“Where Quality Counts”

www.asamerican.com

any repair

• Insured & Bonded • All Work Guaranteed • No Job Too Small • 24 Hr. Plumbing Service

Call Luis Fuentes

Painting by Tod

$25 OFF

AFFORDABLE PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL

NEED A HANDY MAN?

Got Rotten Wood Problems? We have the Solution!!! Roofing & Painting, Patio Covers, Windows, Doors, Interior Finish, Decks 3 YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL WORK FREE ESTIMATES

281-492-3450

HOME IMPROVEMENT

• Kitchen • Bath • Floor • Cabinets • Deck • Patios & Covering • Siding • Masonry • Glass Block • Windows • Int., Ext. • Painting

Call TODAY for FREE ESTIMATE 281-898-0154  Eddie Allum

AIR CONDITIONING • HEATING

HOME IMPROVEMENT

From Concept, Draw, to Permits & Completion Any Addition, Renovation & Customized

Carpet • Painting • Remodeling • Ceramic Marble • Wood Flooring • Pressure Washing Laminate Wood Flooring • Granite Slab Countertops

Frank Garza, owner

Insured, References

Pressure Washing

Sheetrock Repair

Licensed & Insured TACLA002487E

HOUSE PAINTERS & MORE, INC.

jnbtreeservice@gmail.com 281-669-7123

GRIMALDO'S

281-499-3511

281-642-1992  Free Estimates

Tree Trimming • Pruning Topping • Take-Down Insured • Experienced

Interior and Exterior

(281) 265-7134

322 Present St. • Stafford

Bon & Insuded red

DEADLINE: Classified Deadline is 3PM on Mon.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Tod Griffin

Interior/Exterior Painting Hardie Plank Siding • Pressure Washing Roofing • Remodeling • Carpentry Fence/Fence Repair

J&B TREE SERVICE

Hardi Plank Siding by

281-344-9212

ction Satisfanteed Guara

CARPORT SPECIAL

Tom Noser

• Free Estimates

House Painters Plus

BY MARK LANGFORD

HOME REPAIRS

Driveway - Gates & Operators

CALL US AT 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Serving Ft. Bend 31 years • Complete systems and service of all brands

IRON FENCE REPAIR • IRON FENCE REPAIR

PAINTING & HOME REPAIRS 281-403-3358 • 832-618-2372

Ornamental Iron Fence

H

Call us today and in most cases we will have your house cool TODAY!

IRON FENCE REPAIR • IRON FENCE REPAIR

281-980-2290

Pressure Washing Faux Finishes Special Textures

PROBLEMS?

713-962-3805

Call Ray

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Air Conditioning

Repair-Remodel Inside/Out Carpentry u Painting u Sheetrock Cabinets • Shelving • Doors ~ All This & Much More ~

Driveway Gates & Operators

Sheetrock Repairs Carpentry Paint Int. & Ext.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Call Tim for Free Estimates www.timsfence.com

HOME IMPROVEMENT

• IRON FENCE REPAIR •

"FAMILY OPERATED FOR GENERATIONS TO COME"

HOME IMPROVEMENT

• IRON FENCE REPAIR •

HOME IMPROVEMENT

CLASSIADS

H

THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

WELDING WELDING All Metals 652 Stafford Run Rd. ................................. 281-403-1500

• CLASSIFIED • CLASSIFIED • INSTRUCTIONS

FOR SALE

MATH/COMPUTER TUTOR - Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics. Bill Stewart. BSEE 281-3411582.>+

HOUSEHOLD SALE: Living room furniture, Piano, Treadmill, Health rider, some Bedroom furniture, Washer and Dryer, Dining table with 6 chairs. 832-724-3130 *

TUTORING

2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE CLASSIC. Adult driven, 5,000 miles. Many extras. Clean. $13,000 OBO. 281-2503658

JUST RETIRED Ft. BEND ISD ELEMENTARY CERTIFIED TEACHER with Montessori Skills. Tutoring your home or mine. $20/ hour. Pre K - 4th. Letty 281-6357484, 713-2042967 MAID SERVICES

www.fortbendstar.com

MAID SERVICES

HERO’S SERVICE MAID SERVICE

REF AVAILABLE

QUALITY SERVICE & REASONABLE RATES

“We work hard so you don’t have to” FREE

281.650.5143

ESTIMATES

www.hero2service.com

MISCELLANEOUS

MISCELLANEOUS

MOONWALK RENTAL 832-563-0523 IZAM’S TREASURES

SERVICES

SERVICES

CHARLTON’S BODY REPAIR

• Motorhomes and RV’s • • Detailing Vehicles + RV’s • 1131 Staffordshire Rd., Stafford 281-499-1126 • Charbody@aol.com

www.charltonsbodyrepair.com SERVICES

SERVICES

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

New rices rP Lowe

Call

Sharon

for help with your housekeeping C L E M E N T S CHOIR GARAGE SALE! Sat. April 28. 8-Noon Clements Auditorium Lobby. 4200 Elkins Drive at Sweetwater, 77479. NEED DONATIONS: Tues. April 24th thru Thurs. April 26th 2-7pm Please no old TV’s or monitors Truck available to pick up large items Contact Keith: 281-7579813 or kce2922@ yahoo.com More info.at website: http://www.ClementsChoir.com Se habla Espanol QUAIL VALLEY. 3135 La Quinta. Friday 4/27; Saturday 4/28. 8 a.m. - noon. Multi-family. Children clothes, household items, misc. LAKES OF EDGEWATER. Saturday 4/28, 8 a.m. 2022 Rosalyn Ct. Sugar Land, 77478, off Williams Trace near Highlands Elementary.

PLANTATION BEND 2118 Claire Court, Sugar Land Friday - April 27- 9am to 3pm Sat - April 28 8:30am-3pm. THIS SATURDAY - April 28th. Multifamily garage sale - A LOT of baby and kids clothes and toys! 8 a.m. - noon. 3122 Colony Crossing Drive, Sugar Land. albraswell@windstream.net - Aimee Braswell CUB SCOUT GARAGE SALE. Sat. April 28, 8 a.m. - 12 noon. 2226 Quail Valley East Dr, Mo City proceeds benefit Pack 1003 SIENNA PLANTATION. Multi-family. Household items, baby items, men/ women clothing, furniture, lots of miscellaneous. Friday 4/27, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday 4/28, 7 a.m. - noon. 2834 Five Oaks Dr.

HIGHLANDS

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Sat, April 28 • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

PSYCHIC

Highway 6 and Williams Trace Blvd.

Call for appointment

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

“readings by Tammy”

281-232-4436 PAY FOR AD BY VISA, MC, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER

CLEANING

Contact CIA Services: 713-981-9000

BRIGHTWATER Club House Parking Lot Sat, April 28 • 8 a.m. - noon Bikes, Power Tools, TVs, Baby Items, Luggage, Household Decor, Rugs, Art, Misc

281-924-4563 References available

HOUSEKEEPING RESIDENTIAL AND OFFICE CLEANING. Experienced. Reasonable rates. Excellent references. Call Mary 832-208-3373

GARAGE SALES HUGE QUAIL VALLEY ESTATE SALE. Friday 4/27; Saturday 4/28, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 4/29, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 3422 El Dorado Blvd. Full house. Antique furniture art, fine china, crystal, silver, hundreds of smalls, full kitchen and garage. Frig, washer/dryer, chandeliers, plus lots more. 74 Cadillac convertible. Everything priced to sell. Cash only. Troy 713480-7605. SIENNA PLANTATION Multi-Family Garage Sale. Saturday, April 28th - 7am to 11 am. 4054 Dell Lane, Missouri City. LOTS of children’s items, toys, baby equipment, furniture, electronics, adult clothes and lots more.


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

CLASSIADS

H

THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 H

H

PAGE 11

CALL US AT 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250

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

THE FORT BEND AUTO MARKETPLACE

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

‘01 LEXUS

‘08 SMART

‘99 LINCOLN

‘03 MERCEDEZ-BENZ

‘05 FORD

‘07 CHEVY

CARGO

2006 Ford F150XLT 4x4; Super Crew - 5.4L auto ac tilt cruise power pack bedliner grill guard cd tow pkg. new tires 115K mi. 13,500. maberysworktrucks. com. 281-392-3999

2001 Lexus ES 300 - Coach addition one owner, 103,000 miles, loaded. Excellent condition. $12,500. Call 281890-0185.

2008 Smart For Two, Passion, Silver/Black Excellent Condition, many extra features including LOJACK. Maintenance history available. $12,000 or best offer. Call (832) 566-1434.

1999 Lincoln Towncar. Excellent condition. New brakes. Includes Transferable 3 year warranty. 99K miles. Asking $6000. 281-265-6979

2003 Red Mercedes SLK230 Kompressor. ONLY 41,000 miles. Red hard top convertible with black leather intererior and Karman Hardon sound system. VERY LOW MILEAGE and excellent condition. $17,500 negotiable. 281-725-8497.

2005 Ford F250SD Diesel; Crew Cab - LWB 6.0L auto ac tilt cruise power windows / locks / mirrors tow pkg. 11,900. maberysworktrucks. com. 281-392-3999.

2007 Chevy 2500; 4x4; Ext. Cab - 4 doors SWB, 6.0L auto ac tilt cruise power pack grill guard tow pkg. 13,500. maberysworktrucks. com. 281-392-3999.

M35 A2 Cargo 6X6 Military - 2.5 ton manual-5 overdrive 18 seats multi fuel 9,500. maberysworktrucks. com. 281-392-3999.

0713-0803

0921-1019

1207-0111

0420-0518

0713-0803

0713-0803

0713-0803

H AREA BUSINESS DIRECTORY H PLUMBING LICENSED

INSURED

MIKE TIDWELL PLUMBING CO. 281.980.6265

• RESIDENTIAL • REPAIRS • SERVICE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

SOLID WOOD FURNITURE - King size sleigh bed, headboard, footboard and side rails originally $600, only $100. Two fabric La-Z-Boy brand recliners, each were originally $300+ each, now only $75 each. Over stuffed chair, only $75. Very nice, “old-quality” built vintage victorian dresser with nine drawers and mirror, $200 firm. Dark brown, high shine end-table and matching sofa table, only $50 each. To view Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm call 281-798-6432. ELECT

ELECT

HHHHHHH

New Braunfels - Guadalupe RIVERFRONT on River Rd. (outside New Braunfels city limits)

First-class riverfront duplex on River Rd.

Minutes to Schlitterbaun or tube the Guadalupe. Also convenient to Fiesta Texas, Sea World, Gruene Hall , Natural Bridge Cavern and Canyon Lake. 2 units available - Each unit sleeps 8 See pictures and rates at www.RioRatonDuplex.com and e-mail your dates from web page

for Fort Bend Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

Mike Tidwell Master Plumber M37825

H REAL ESTATE • REAL ESTATE H

832-788-2294

Do you have an area business service such as remodeling, air conditioning, auto service, etc. that you would like to reach 51,000 homes in Fort Bend County and increase the growth of your business?

CALL DIANE AT 281-690-4210 FOR INFO

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

SUBLEASE we have two offices within our office to sublease. If you are in the need of office space, please call 281-277-5777. One office is $400/mo. and one office is $600/mo. Cleaning and utilities are included. SUGAR LAND. Private near Imperial Sugar, mixed use 2 bedroom, updated, office/home. $1,350. Also small air conditioned, warehouse, 3 overhead doors, office, shower/bathroom. approx. 1,600 s.f. fenced $1,450. 832731-5566

FOR RENT RV’S FOR RENT MONTHLY in Richmond, TX. RV Park. Bills included $475$725/mo. Call Mary at 281-782-2111

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

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

CALL

281-731-0755

2 portable extractors w/ extra hose & everything else you need. An American Pace trailer for transporting the equipment.

LAWN CARE

LAWN CARE

HERO’S SERVICE “More than lawn Care” FREE ESTIMATES QUALITY SERVICE & REASONABLE RATES

Landscaping & Maintenance

281.650.5143

www.hero2service.com

State and Nationwide Classified Ads Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer .employment. but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it.s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada. ADOPTION ADOPTION

FINANCIAL FINANCIAL

PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring adoption expert. You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866413-6296 ***

CREDIT CARD DEBT? LEGALLY HAVE IT REMOVED! Minimum $7,000 in debt to qualify. Utilize Consumer Protection Attorneys. Call now! 1-888-237-0388 ***

AUTO DONATIONS DONATIONS AUTO A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 800-771-9551 www.cardonationsforbreastcancer.org *** CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We’re Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-4162330 *** DONATE YOUR CAR to CANCER FUND of AMERICA to help SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days 1-800- 835-9372 ***

HEALTH/MEDICAL HEALTH/MEDICAL TAKE VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 Pills +4FREE for only $99. #1 Male Enhancement. Discreet Shipping. Save $500! Buy The Blue Pill! 1-888-7968870 *** HELP HELPWANTED WANTED MYSTERY SHOPPERS NEEDED Earn up to $150 per day Undercover Shoppers Needed to Judge Retail & Dining Establishments Experience Not Required Call Now 888-380-3513 *** HOME SALES HOME SALES AVAILABLE NOW 2-4 Bedroom Homes. Take Over Payments. No Money Down. No Credit Check. Call Now!! 1-866-319- 5174 *** INTERNET SERVICE INTERNET SRVC GET CENTURY LINK HIGH SPEED INTERNET! ONLY $14.95/mo. 12 mos. SAVE & Bundle your home Phone. Limited Time CALL NOW! 800-257-1431 *** ITEMS FOR FOR SALE ITEMS SALE

BUSINESS OPPS BUSINESS OPPS $294.00+ DAILY MAILING POSTCARDS! Guaranteed Legit Work! Register Online! www. ThePostcardGuru.com Earn $20-$60/Hour Working Online! www. FreeJobPosition.com Big Paychecks Paid Every Friday! www.LegitCashJobs.com *** EDUCATION EDUCATION

MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS **OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D’Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930’s thru 1970’s TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 *** AIRLINE CAREERS begin here – Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. Job place-

MISCELLANEOUS AT&T U-VERSE for just $29.99/mo! SAVE when you bundle Internet+Phone+TV and get up to $300 BACK! (select plans). Limited Time Call NOW! 877276-3538 *** ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Call 800-5100784 www.CenturaOnline.com *** MISCELLANEOUS CA$H PAID-UP TO $27/ BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. SE HABLA ESPANOL. Emma 1-888-776-7771. www. Cash4DiabeticSupplies. com *** CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800-864-5960 *** MISCELLANEOUS MEDICAL CAREERS begin here – Online training for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline. com ***

MISCELLANEOUS WORK ON JET ENGINES – Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866) 854- 6156. *** FINANCIAL FINANCIAL FULL RETURN of Premium Term Life Insurance. Premium Returned In 20 Years If You Don’t Die. No Exam, No Blood Required. You Die We Pay Don’t Die We Pay 1-800-559-9847 www. buynoexamlifeinsuranceonline.com *** MOTORCYCLES MOTORCYCLES WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967- 1980 Z1900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1-500, H2750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 Suzuki GS400, GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1- 800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726 usa@classicrunners. com *** TV TV AT&T U-Verse just $29.99/mo! Bundle Internet+Phone+TV & SAVE. Get up to $300 BACK! (Select plans). Limited Time CALL 800-418-8969 & Check Availability in your Area! *** WANTED TOBUY BUY WANTED TO

BUNDLE & SAVE on your CABLE, INTERNET PHONE, AND MORE. High Speed Internet starting at less than$20/ mo. CALL NOW! 800291-4159 ***

WANTED UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS UP TO $26/BOX. PRE PAID SHIPPING LABELS. HABLAMOS ESPANOL! 1-800-266-0702 www. SellDiabeticStrips.com ***

MISCELLANEOUS

EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT

REACH OVER 20 MILLION HOMES nationwide with one easy buy! Only $2,395 per week for a 25 word classified! For more information go to www.naninetwork. com ***

MYSTERY SHOPPERS Get paid to shop! Retail/ Dining establishments need undercover clients to judge quality/customer service. Make up to $150 a day. Call 1-888912-2927 **

TAKE VIAGRA/ CIALIS? Save $500.00! Get 40 100mg/20mg Pills, for only-$99! +4-Bonus Pills FREE! #1 Male Enhancement. 1-800-2136202 ***

ACTORS/MOVIE EXTRAS Needed immediately for upcoming roles $150-300 per day depending on job requirements. No experience, all looks needed. 1-800-560-8672 A-109.

HHH

For casting times/locations: ** MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS $14.99 SATELLITE TV. Includes free installation. High speed internet for less than $.50 a day. Low cost guarantee. Call today (877) 803-8837 ** DIRECTV is the BestTV! Now get FREE Installation, FREE Showtime & Starz for 3 months, and FREE HD/DVR upgrade for only $29/mo. High speed internet for less than $.50 a day. Low cost guarantee. Call today 866-234-7675 ** MISCELLANEOUS $$CASH PAID - Up To $26/Box for unexpired, sealed Diabetic Test Strips. 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID SHIPPING. Hablamos Espanol. (800) 219-8322 www. Cash4DiabeticSupplies. com ** ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified.Call 888-205-8920 www. CenturaOnline.com ** MISCELLANEOUS IS CITI MORTGAGE OR JP MORGAN CHASE your current mortgage lender? Qualified homeowners can join our Multi-Plaintiff Lawsuit. Call now for a free case evaluation. 1-888-7518242 ** AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877523-4531 ** MISCELLANEOUS CANADA DRUG CENTER is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call Today 888570-3276 for $25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. **

HHH

MISCELLANEOUS

TV/ELECTRONICS TV/ELECTRONICS

BUSINESS OPPS BUSINESS OPPS

MANTIS DELUXE TILLER. NEW! Fast Start engine. Ships FREE. One-Year Money-Back Guarantee when you buy DIRECT. Call for the DVD and FREE Good Soil book! 877-857-3416 **

DISH NETWORK. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL - 888482-8750 **

EARN UP TO $50/HR!! Get paid to Shop and Eat! Start Now. Training Provided. CALL 1-888750-0193 *

ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE talking meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 866-956-0883 ** MISCELLANEOUS WANTED UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS UP TO $26/BOX. PRE PAID SHIPPING LABELS. HABLAMOS ESPANOL! 1-800-267-9895 or www.SellDiabeticstrips. com ** SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 888-4205082 ** EDUCATION EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Graduate in 4 Weeks! Free Brochure. Call Now! 1-866-5623650 ext. 830 www. southeasternhs.com ** HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME 6-8 weeks. Nationally Accredited, Get A Diploma! Get A Job! Payment Plan, Call 24/7 for a FREE Brochure. 1-800-264-8330 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL www.diplomafromhome.com ** REAL ESTATE ESTATE REAL 20 ACRES-LIVE ON LAND NOW!! Only $99/ mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure. 800755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com **

EDUCATION EDUCATION FINISH HIGH SCHOOL at home in a few weeks. First Coast Academy, 1-800-658-1180x130. www.fcahighschool. org *

AUTOS AUTOS WANTED WANTED

EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT

CA$H FOR CARS/ TRUCKS: Get a Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not. Damaged? Wrecked? OK! We Pay Up To $20,000! Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2207 **

NEED MONEY? Out of High School? 18-24 needed. Get paid to see America. Paid training, travel and lodging. 877646.5050 *

REPOS SEVERAL TRAVEL TRAILERS & FIFTH WHEELS CALL TODAY 866.813.2770 **

DRIVERS! CDLTrainingnow.com accepting applications 16 day Company sponsored CDL training. No experience needed. 1-800-9917531 www.CDLtrainingnow.com *

MOTORCYCLES MOTORCYCLES

FINANCIAL FINANCIAL

HARLEYS WANTED, immediate cash. 600 Harleys in stock. Weak credit financing. Barnett Harley-Davidson (800)910-4048. **

UNEMPLOYED PARENTS receive Income Tax Return, $1500 for one child, $3000 for two, and $4000 for three. Call Now 1-800583-8840 www.x-presstaxes.com *

RVS SALE RVS FOR FOR SALE

LEGAL LEGAL SERVICES SERVICES DIVORCE $350* Covers Child Support, Custody, and Visitation, Property, Debts, Name Change… Only One Signature Required! *Excludes govt. fees! 1-800-522-6000 Extn. 500 BAYLOR & ASSOCIATES ** ITEMS ITEMS WANTED WANTED $$$ WE BUY DIABETIC TEST STRIPS $$$ TOP $$$ Paid in 24 hrs! Free Ship this week only, call for details. Visit Traderjackproducts.com/strips Qwik Quote! 772-2630425 ADOPTION ADOPTIO PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6292, 24/7 Void/Illinois * AUTOS AUTOS WANTED WANTED TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951 *

mo. CALL NOW! 800375-1270 * DISH NETWORK lowest nationwide price $19.99 a month. FREE HBO/Cinemax/Starz FREE Blockbuster FREE HD-DVR and install. Next day install 1-800-401-3045 * MISCELLANEOUS CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800864-5784 *

TAKE VIAGRA? SAVE $500! 100mg,/Cialis 20mg. 40+4 FREE, PILLS. Only $99.00 Discreet. 1-888-7979024 * MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS BUNDLE & SAVE on your CABLE, INTERNET PHONE, AND MORE. High Speed Internet starting at less than$20/

MISCELLANEOUS CANADA DRUG CENTER is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90% on all your medication needs. Call Today 888-734-1530 for $25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. *

SMALL BUSINESS Credit Guaranteed! $7,000 Credit Line to Fund or Grow Your Business. Call Today for Approval 877-648-7079 Between 9-6EST *

AT&T U-VERSE for just $29.99/mo! SAVE when you bundle Internet+Phone+TV and get up to $300 BACK! (select plans). Limited Time CALL NOW! 800307-5308 *

MISCELLANEOUS

REAL ESTATE ESTATE REAL

AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866)453-6204 *

AVAILABLE NOW!!! 2-4 Bedroom homes Take Over Payments No Money Down/No Credit Check Call 1-888-2699192 *

$$CUT YOUR STUDENT-LOAN payments in 1/2 or more? If you have Student-loans you can get Relief NOW. Much LOWER payments. Late-in Default NO Problem Just call the Student Hotline 877-898-9024 * MISCELLANEOUS

HEALTH & & FITNESS HEALTH FITNESS

ed. Call 888-606-4790 *

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-494-3586 www.CenturaOnline. com * SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredit-

Enjoy

WANTED TOBUY BUY WANTED TO WANTED UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS UP TO $26/BOX. PAID SHIPPING LABELS. HABLAMOS ESPANOL! 1-800-267-9895 www. selldiabeticstrips.com * CA$H PAID- up to $26/ Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800-371-1136 * YEARBOOKS “Up to $15 paid for high school yearbooks1900-1988. yearbookusa@yahoo. com or 972-768-1338.” * WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE IS 3 PM MONDAY

60%off *

y Da r ’s 3 th he 1 ot ay M sM i

ADULT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA at home fast, no age limit, state registered, nationally accredited, college admission guaranteed. FREE BROCHURE. 305-940-4214 ***

MEMORY FOAM Therapeutic Nasa Mattresses T-$299 F-$349 Q-$399 K-$499 Adjustables $799 Free Delivery Lifetime Warranty 90 Night Trial 1-800-Atsleep 1-800-287-5337 www. mattressdr.com ***

ment assistance. Call AIM (888)686-1704 ***

All the Frills Bouquet e sav %

60

Site Price: $4999

19

+s/h

You Pay: $

99 +s/h

Hurry! Order right now for the unbelievable direct low price of just $19.99+s/h! visit www.proflowers.com/colorful or call 866.412.2539 *Take 60% off “All the Frills” and 20% off all products over $29.00. Discounts: (i) apply to the regular price of the products, (ii) will appear upon checkout and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts, unless specified, and (iii) do not apply to gift cards or certificates, same-day or international delivery, shipping & handling, taxes, or third-party hosted products (e.g. wine). Discounts not valid on bulk or corporate purchases of 10 units or more. Images in this advertisement may include upgraded, premium containers which are available for an additional charge. Prices valid while supplies last. Offer expires 5/12/2012.

Join Over 12 Million People Who Have Found a Better Way to Send Flowers


PAGE 12 H Wednesday, April 25, 2012

THE STAR

READ ONLINE AT: FORTBENDSTAR.COM Seniors Love Life at Plantation at Quail Valley Seniors looking for an affordable, luxurious apartment home can find an ideal choice with Plantation at Quail Valley, an Call for active senior-living community in Missouri City, for those 55 Special! years and better. The Plantation at Quail Valley offers one and two bedroom apartments that include full size washer and dryers. Let our staff help you enjoy the “Finer Things In Life” at the Plantation at Quail Valley.

2815 Cypress Point Drive Missouri City, TX 77459

281-208-4470 www.plantationqv.com

A Kwik Kar is

A Happy Kar

Kwik Kar Lube & Tune Family Owned & Operated 6171 Hwy 6 @ FM 1092 in Missouri City

281-261-8066 Open: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Not Just Oil, Pennzoil

TM

20 Years Experience

Commercial / Residential • Interior Exterior Painting • Hardi Plank Installation • Wood Replacement • Sheet-Rock Repair • Interior Carpentry • Cabinet Painting • Wallpaper Removal and Texturizing • Pressure Washing • Fence Repair/Replacement

• Garage Floor Epoxy • Custom Staining • Roofing • Gutter Repair / Replacement • Faux Painting • Window Insulation • Rolled or Blown Insulation • Make Ready to Sell • Trash Removal-Clean Up

281.347.6702

281.731.3383 - Cell

FREE

bashanspainting@earthlink.net

Fully Insured

ESTIMATES

HARDIPLANK

Telling it like it is

in your living room pissing on your couch, it’s not the coyote’s fault. It’s your By Joe "Pags" Pagliarulo fault for not shooting him.” It’s clear that Nugent didn’t The Attempted Assassination really expect us to ride into Washington, D.C. to actuof Ted Nugent ally cut off people’s heads. Somehow DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (the same US Rep Debbie Uh oh. Should I change that 35 times since Obama took office — although Jay Carney Wasserman-Shultz who fought title? Am I really suggesting says he knows three Hillary hard against the parents wishes someone tried to assassinate Rosens so he’s not sure which for Congress to help them save the Motor City Madman? one caused the outrage) was on their daughter Terri Schiavo Surely, some liberal will fake CNN and said, “Ann Romney some years back) deduced that outrage and call me a violent has never worked a day in what Nugent said was “vile person who’s “beyond the and beyond the pale,” and soon pale.” What’s interesting is how her life.” That was a major thereafter, there was a meeting problem among women that the liberal political and media scheduled between the Secret libs had been pandering to machinery is in full swing Service and the rocker. Is this insisting everything a conserva- for months with lie after lie. tive says is and has to be literal. Things like – Republicans don’t just an opportunity to jump on some figurative speech of You’ll enjoy how I shoot holes want women to have access to birth control or healthcare a pro-gun, pro-constitution in that theory. I’ll shred it. I’ll or food, air and water. It was NRA board of directors/Rock pick it up, smack it around, Star? Or, is there more. I have throw it against the wall, wad it all bunk but had been resonatup in a nice little ball and throw ing with some women — until it from a very good source the Rosen debacle. What the that Ted Nugent was charged it in the garbage. Will I really libs needed to bury that with with breaking an Alaskan do all that — or just expose was a conservative whiphunting law on a 2009 huntthe stupidity of the ultra-left ing trip ONE DAY after he ping boy so the libs honed in in this country whose faux on — quotes Nugent recently endorsed Mitt Romney. So outrage isn’t fooling anyone. what took so long? You tell me. made at an NRA gathering: Ted Nugent is no stranger Nugent was hunting in the “Our government is wiping to controversy. He’s known it’s a _ _ with the Constitution,” far-north state and grazed a for saying he doesn’t want to bear. He then killed another “If Barack Obama press 1 for English and said, bear and that was a violation ”If you can’t speak English, get becomes the president in of law. Turns out there was a out of the country.” This while November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail recent Alaskan law passed that his bass player was Hispanic. by this time next year,” you can only wound or kill one He didn’t serve in the military “We need to ride into that bear per year. Further, he put while shamelessly giving of battlefield and chop their the shooting and the trip on his himself and his stardom to heads off in November! television show. Why would perform with little fanfare or he do that, if he knew he broke media coverage for wounded Any questions?” the law? This was yet another “It isn’t the enemy that men and women in uniform. part of the concerted assassinaHe’s been named the Father of ruined America. It’s good tion attempt of Ted Nugent. the Year, has been a member of people who bent over and let the enemy in. If the coyote’s But it doesn’t end there. law enforcement for years — paid tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. after he was killed — looks to many musicians as his mentors — including plenty who are Black. And, Fort Bend County Emergency of EMS in Fort Bend County. he offers free hunts to sick Medical Service invites all The event will take place, and terminally ill children. former and current employees, Thursday, May 3, from 2:00A couple of weeks ago former patients, and friends to 4:00pm, at Medic One, 4332 Hillary Rosen, a friend of this the 40th anniversary celebration Hwy 36, Rosenberg, Texas. president and administration (she visited the White House

METHODIST CHURCH

To RSVP contact Rita Graeber at rita.graeber@co.fort-bend. tx.us or call 281-633-7088. Light snacks will be served. Bring your stories and memories.

Fort Bend libraries to close for staff development day

for Fort Bend Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

CHURCH OF CHRIST

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am - 6:00pm Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA "A Place To Call Home" - www.hbctx.org

On the heels of the NRA quotes and the pretend-liberal outrage, Fort Knox posted this on its Facebook page: ... After learning of opening act Ted Nugent’s recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance... I do a show Monday – Friday in San Antonio. It’s known as “Military City, USA.” Many who’ve called me on this move by Fort Knox are unhappy with this knee-jerk reaction by the military. Did they accomplish what they set out to do? Yes and no. Nobody’s talking about Hillary Rosen’s attack on stayat-home moms; Mitt Romney’s campaign separated itself from Nugent’s comments. Those are a yes. But, the no is — they chose the wrong guy to pick on. What usually happens is Ted ends up on top. His concerts continue to draw large crowds, his TV shows continue to draw a large viewer ship and he continues to live the American Dream through the freedoms and liberties protected for us all by the US Constitution. Mark my words; Obama, Wasserman-Shultz and the lib establishment will move on in short order when they realize their attacks fall by the wayside and will be quickly forgotten. Joe Pagliarulo "Pags" is a radio talkshow host on the 950-AM, from 6 to 10 am Monday through Friday. You can call him during his show at 713- 212-5950. His website is www.joepags.com

Fort Bend County EMS celebrates 40th Anniversary

®

NO PAYMENT UNTIL COMPLETION

BAPTIST CHURCH

References Available

BASHANS PAINTING & HOME REPAIR

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed on Friday, May 4, for Staff Development Day. Regular library hours will

resume on Saturday, May 5. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib. tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing

holds, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

NEXT CAR

Search new and used car inventories online - easy, simple, fast

SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881

15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am the hub - 11:00am LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711 www.cumcsl.org

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888

2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am Open Skies Worship: 8:30am • www.fumcmc.org Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am Sunday School All Ages 9:45am

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502

SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 9:00am, 11:15am Children, Youth and Adult Bible Study: 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Worship Service: 9:00am and 11:15am Sunday School: 10:15am www.southminpres.org

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 www.newhopelc.org

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729 800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship

Scripture of the week “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” 1 Peter 5:8-9

To place an ad in The Fort Bend County Worship Directory 281-690-4200

www.UsedCarLover.com List your used car online for free


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

This has a nice ring to it! exact) a whole herd of sheriff’s investigators loaded up and So the owners call 911 and report scrambled over to a home in the the loss. In comes the patrol city of Needville – to search for lost property – Lost, not stolen. deputy, job done, report taken. But, um, well, that was really He tells the folks, “a detective important police business will get with you”, yada, yada, yada …. Humm, maybe they because that search, well, it misunderstood. Seems this couple was at the home of a Sheriff’s never heard from the detective, Captain and one of the newly much less ever laid eyes on him. promoted Sheriff’s Lieutenant. And no, they never got a personal YesSireeBob, it was special povisit to their home either – you leece bidniss. know … the scene of the crime! Now, ya’ got the proper Well, imagine their surprise understanding? Seems this when they learned that earlier Captain, well, he’s over Internal this month – April 11 (not to be Affairs, and his bride, well NICE RING, continued from page 1

THE STAR

she’s been recently appointed Detective Lieutenant over Special Crimes. And that search – that all important, emergency police search – well, it had a ring to it! Uh huh, seems the Lieutenant misplaced her very important and oh so expensive ring, so a government search was on! How many Sheriff’s deputies do you think will show up at your house the next time you misplace a precious bauble? Now we at the “Star” always want to provide our readers with information they can use. So now that we know it is permissible for the Internal Affairs Captain, the Special Crimes detective lieutenant, one of her detectives,

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 H

Special $5,000 reward/Crime alert issued by Crime Stoppers

another one of those newly appointed Detective Lieutenants, this one over the Burglary and Theft division, as well as a patrol sergeant are available for lost bauble property searches – please let us know if your request for their assistance is denied. So, there ya’ have it – 4 high ranking police type supervisors and one measly detective diligently searching for a coworkers misplaced bauble – while citizens who have lost guns, jewelry and electronics to an intruder never even get the time of day. Wow! Yep, this certainly has a RING to it alright, but nice? Uh, that would be relative!

could earn a reward of up to $5,000. where the suspect used one of the Call Fort Bend County stolen credit cards,” said Haenel. Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665, Haenel described the suspect Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at as a black male, about 5' 9", with 281-342-TIPS (8477) or text plus a slender build and a bald head. the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips He was wearing blue jeans and a also can be submitted online at white t-shirt. Haenel said,” The www.fortbend-tx-crimestoppers. suspect is shown lifting up a black org. jacket to conceal his movements All calls to Crime Stoppers are around the shopping cart where anonymous. the victim’s purse was located.” According to authorities, this same subject has been linked to three other similar cases in Fort Bend County. Information leading to the for Fort Bend arrest and charges on the man Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406 or others involved in these cases SPECIAL, continued from page 1

Time for the Skeeters to “play ball” at Constellation Field PLAY BALL, continued from page 1

There are five sellouts so far on the season including Opening Day on April 26, April 27, April 28, July 5 and Closing Day on Sept.

23. The team has also announced their promotional schedule for the season which includes Swatson and Moe bobblehead giveaways, Boy Scout Sleepovers, concerts, fireworks shows and other special guests like the Zooperstars.

Drug Take-Back Day set for this Saturday Fort Bend County residents have three sites to utilize for the semiannual Drug Take-Back Day, set for Saturday, April 28. All locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to encourage the community to drop off unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Sites have been arranged at Fort Bend ISD, Lamar CISD and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. In West Fort Bend County, the Sheriff’s Office site will be the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, which is located across from the Fort Bend County Jail. LCISD’s site will be at the Brazos Crossing

Administration Building, 3911 Avenue I, Rosenberg. The site in East Fort Bend County will be supported by the Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition. The site is in the parking lot of FBISD’s Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd., in Sugar Land. Fort Bend ISD Police and DEA agents will be available to collect old drugs. The National Drug TakeBack Day provides families with the opportunity to safely dispose unwanted or unused prescription medication. The process is easy. Simply drive up to the collection site, roll down your car window and drop the medication in a secure box for safe disposal. Visit www.dea.gov or call 800882-9539 for more information.

The City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters will host a free public open house on May 19 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. “The beauty of Minor League Baseball is you get be creative,” said Tom Gorman, Executive Producer of the Sugar Land Skeeters. “We try to have acts that are not only entertaining but also what you wouldn’t traditionally see at other sport venues. We will not only have a great local artist in Roger Creager, but also Cowboy Monkeys, a Man who lights himself on fire and more.” Finishing touches on the Skeeters new home, Constellation Field, were still being done late Monday. The $37 million dollar facility was, according to the City of Sugar Land, "completed on time and on budget". The stadium boasts seating for 6,000 people during baseball games and 10,000

for other entertainment events. Conventions, Sports & Leisure International estimates the project will generate approximately $7.7 million every year for the City of Sugar Land. "We are excited at the tremendous level of enthusiasm and interest that professional minor league baseball continues to receive in Sugar Land,” said Mayor James Thompson. “We've done something that will impact future generations and make Sugar Land an even better destination for fun and entertainment.” Meanwhile, Lisa Diehl can't wait to be a part of history tomorrow night. She has only one regret. "I went to Town Center to get a Skeeters t-shirt to wear to the game but they had already moved them over to the ballpark. Hopefully I can get one on Thursday"!

That victim told police, “He was walking to the restroom and accidently bumped into the man, who pushed him in the chest and yelled a profanity.” That incident occurred hours earlier in Baker Street Pub and Grill located in Town Square. After the exchange between the two men, according to Adolph, “A bouncer spoke to the possibly the lowest in the nation." man but did not remove him from SMOKING BAND, continued from page 1 So when you do the math and the bar.” The assault and robbery consider that roughly 90% are non- occurred later the same night. only ones who will lose money are the tobacco industries. "To smokers and they should be able to The victim described his attacker date, there has been no negative have a great influence on this topic, as 6' 2", weighing 180-190 pounds, economic impact found when the fact remains to be seen how the with a goatee mustache. Adolph smoking is banned. Less than 10% citizens of Stafford feel about health said it was possible that the suspect of Fort Bend County adults smoke, risks versus government intrusion. was accompanied by two other men. They were described as possibly an Indian or Hispanic male about 5' 10", weighing 200 pounds, with medium length black hair and a goatee, wearing a white PLANT SHOW AND SALE short-sleeve shirt and black pants. Sunday April 29, 1pm - 4pm A second man described as a white Knights of Columbus male about 6' 2", weighing 230 702 Burney Rd, Sugar Land pounds, brown medium length Sunday June 10, 1 pm - 4pm hair, and wearing a green shirt, blue Community Center jeans and glasses. 7008 Rice Ave, Bellaire The 23-year-old victim was For More Info contact: treated at the hospital for a broken Bubba Hackett 281-414-5745 nose and fractures to his face.

Stafford announces date for public hearing on smoking ban

University of Houston Executive Master of Science in Human Resources Development • Earn the Executive Master’s degree in just 12 months • Become a leader in change, learning, and performance • Drive global business growth Classes begin Fall 2012 Learn more. Register online for one of the information sessions:

Das Auto.

Ready For Immediate Delivery

159Mo

$

1

219Mo

TIGUAN S MODEL

3

New 2012 Volkswagen

CC SPORT

EOS Komfort

13,490 13,490 $

$

$

289Mo

$

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SEVERAL TO CHOOSE

4

New 2012 Volkswagen

TOUAREG Sport VR6

$

14,490

359Mo

$

5

499Mo

$

6

RWY

ELTWAY

1-866-871-3558

13,990

$

w/$500 Additional Kia Motors America Military Rebate

NEW 2012 KIA SORENTO LX AUTOMATIC

Several To Choose

w/$500 Additional Kia Motors America Military Rebate

NEW 2012 KIA FORTE

Several To Choose

SEVERAL TO CHOOSE

20,840 20,340

$ Several To Choose

RIO

12,990 12,990

All Prices + TT&L. Pictures & Colors For Illustration Only. 1), 2), 3), 4), 5), 6) 36 Mo. Closed End Lease... 1), 2) $1999 Down + TT&L Due at Lease Inception, Cash or Trade. 3) $2499 Down + TT&L Due At Lease Inception, Cash or Trade. 4), 5) $2999 Down + TT&L Due At Lease Inception, Cash or Trade. 6) $2959 Down + TT&L Due At Lease Inception, Cash or Trade. ... 1), 3), 4), 5), 6) Security Deposit Waived w/Approved Credit.

Mary@FortBendStar.com

SEVERAL TO CHOOSE

$

www.ArcherVW.com New 2012 Volkswagen

NEW 2012 KIA

-OR-

SOUL

w/$500 Additional Kia Motors America Military Rebate

TOLL FREE

TO ADVERTISE CALL MARY DOETTERL 281-690-4204 Cell: 713-397-6279

w/$500 Additional Kia Motors America Military Rebate

2

www.ArcherVW.com

New 2012 Volkswagen

OUTHWEST

Our progress issue highlights our county’s business growth during six months. In our Progress and Growth Issue, you can submit a story and tell thousands of fellow entrepreneurs all over Fort Bend why you want them to SHOP LOCAL with you. These stories will also afford you an opportunity to tell about your business’ mid year progress during this past year.

18,990

19,490

Several To Choose

$

2

$

$

NEW 2012 KIA Several To Choose

1

SEVERAL TO CHOOSE

JETTA S MODEL PASSAT S MODEL

CALL TODAY:

PROGRESS GROWTH

99 MONTH

New 2012 Volkswagen

ARCHER VW 10400 S F @B 8

COUNTY

HOME OF

NEW 2012 KIA OPTIMA

#1 Volkswagen Dealer in Houston

279Mo

Deadline: May 10th

www.ArcherKia.com

$

VOLKSWAGEN

$ COMING JUNE 2012 ISSUE

The University of Houston is an EEO/AA Institution

Our Goal is 90% Approval

Several To Choose

Special Feature

University of Houston - Sugar Land Campus 14000 University Boulevard Sugar Land, TX 77479

WE FINANCE!

New 2012 Volkswagen

Scan this QR code to register online!

www.tech.uh.edu/exechrd 713.743.4086

Adolph said the victim notified police later that his wallet was missing.

Lone Star Chapter, AHS Hibiscus

www.FortBendBusinessJournal.com

CHANGE. LEARNING. PERFORMANCE. DEVELOPING GLOBAL LEADERS

Man attacked in garage at Sugar Land Town Square MAN, continued from page 1

PAGE 13

$

W/ADDITIONAL $500 OWNER LOYALTY OR COMPETITIVE OR MILITARY REBATE

SALE PRICE $21,840 LESS $1000 KIA MOTORS AMERICA REBATE SEVERAL TO CHOOSE

NEW 2012 KIA SPORTAGE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

20,990

$

WHY PAY WE’RE SETTING SALES RECORDS COME SEE WHY! TOO MUCH?

11614 S.W. FRWY @ BELLFORT TOLL FREE

1-800 -KIA CARS

542-2277 1) On all New 2012 Kia Souls Base, 39 Month Lease, $2595 Down + TT&L Due at Lease Inception, Cash or Trade-in, Security Deposit Waived w/Approved Credit. 2) Warranty is limited Powertrain Warranty. For Details See Dealer or go to Kia.com. All Prices Plus TT&L. Pictures & Colors For Illustration Only. MPG HWY Are EPA Estimates Off The Window Sticker.

ARCH.12123.3x8.houc25279261.4.8.indd 1

4/5/2012 10:12:13 AM

2005 29’ TOWABLE TRAILERS ONLY

2,995

$ SHOWER BATHROOM KITCHEN MASTER BEDROOM LIVING ROOM SLEEPS 4-6 CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING SEVERAL TO CHOOSE

10711 S.W. FREEWAY @ BELTWAY 8 - INBOUND

ARCHER AUTO 713-758-0988 5333 I-10 EAST BAYTOWN

713-793-6474


PAGE 14 H Wednesday, April 25, 2012

THE STAR

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Ridge Point High School…a two year old with talent 16 schools in Texas. Next year will be their time to win it all. on the varsity teams in all sports The golf team has continued and they did incredibly well. to improve thanks to Tanner The girl’s soccer team (17-6-0) Springfield and Kaycee Bankert. had a strong season in 4A Region These two students advanced to III. The team consisted of only the regional 4A III tournament one junior, half freshman and in Huntsville. Tanner is the half sophomores. They advanced grandson of Don Trull, a former to Regional’s and played against Houston Oiler quarterback. Trull Waco Midway, on Friday April also has three other grandchildren 13. Midway, perhaps a more at Ridge Point High School, experienced team defeated the two on the basketball team girls. The members of this Ridge and one on the volleyball Point team can be so proud team. Wednesday, April 18, of this huge accomplishment. Kaycee finished 19th out of They ended up as one of the top 76 female golfers.Thursday, RIDGE POINT, continued from page 1

FORT BEND DRIVING SCHOOL

and earned an overall score of 230 points over Marshall’s 70 and was named winner of Fort Bend ISD’s 2012 Quiz Bowl. Proving this school is excelling in every challenge. None of the these teams have seniors …. yet! This Ridge Point High School “community” has accomplished a great deal in these first two years. They are exhibiting talent and team work, something every school should strive for. With a great combination of leaders and followers, this high school will continue to grow and improve in the years to come.

Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

FortBendDrivingSchool.com

THE STATE BANK of TEXAS STAFFORD The independent and Texas owned bank

We believe in knowing our customers and enjoy providing quality customer service.

We appreciate your business.

13010 Murphy Rd • Stafford, TX 77477

281-494-6686 Fax: 281-494-6747 3330 Antoine, Houston, Texas 77092

713-681-2265 Fax: 713-681-8984

www.tsbot.com

Member FDIC / Equal Housing Lender/EOE

“Quiz Bowl finalists” are junior Alexandria Ward, junior Chris Hamborsky, Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson, junior Kristen Mynes and junior Duff Dean.

Imperial Apartments get final okay by Sugar Land

Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years

for Fort Bend

Nicki B. Black Branch President

April 19, Tanner placed 15th out of 85 male golfers. These two, along with Samm Liedtke and Alex Fluke, earned 244A level all district teams. Kudos to the Lady Panthers soft ball team for an amazing first season as well, with a 18-6 overall record, 11-3 in District 46-4A. They play the first round of the State Playoffs against George Ranch this Friday, April 27, 7 p.m., at George Ranch High School. As for academics, in March, the Quiz Bowl team, consisting of Duff Dean, Christopher Hamborsky, Kristen Mynes and Alexandra Ward competed against Marshall High School

been the proposal to build apartments in two different outspoken members, criticized phases in the area. Phase 1 the council for encouraging would involve 300 apartments Planned Development (PD) near Constellation Field and Phase 2 would include 325 over traditional R-1 zoning. apartments in the historic He said while Planned district near the Char House. Development might give the The council’s approval on the city more freedom, “it is a second reading means Johnson disaster for homeowners”. Development is able to move “A PD really means forward with their project and public demise,” Anhaiser according to Imperial Sugar Tanner Springfield, a junior, Shown is Kaycee Bankert, a said. “Homeowners become Land General Manager, Shay studies the green. junior, making her putt. a non-representing group Shafie, “create a community where business interests will rule. PD’s have no rules, no gathering place we can all be proud of.” safeguards. It is back to the “Our goal from day one has wild, wild west.” been to be a good neighbor and Former Sugar Land mayor, create a first-class community,” Bill Little, spoke out in favor said Shafie. “We’re of the project. Little who was appreciative of everyone’s Sugar Land’s second mayor comments.” from 1961 until 1964 said Despite a petition signed by he understands that elected over 2,000 concerned citizens officials have to look at the and formal opposition to the larger picture and what a project might mean to all of its apartments by homeowner’s associations in the area, the citizens. IRC wasn’t able to sway the “I think that is what this project is all about”, Little said. council to move the second “It’s more than just one item. It phase of apartments to the Highway 6 corridor. They have is a whole group of items that launched a petition drive to will produce an attractive part gain enough signatures to put Ridge Point High School Softball Team shown (l-r): Back: Coach of the community and make a referendum to voters that Hardaway, Coach Shropshire, Kate Patel, Sydni Emanuel, Amber Grove, Sugar Land even more proud would impose restrictions on Jamie Jelinek, Coach McClanahan; Middle:  Katie Goss, Kaylin Cannon, than it already is.” all future apartments in Sugar Haylie Lange, Bria Daniels, Brooke Bushman, Jessica Kolkmeier; By far the most contentious Land that are proposed near Front:  Lee Ann Thompson, Leeanne Hrebenar, Kendall Burton, Kayla part of the Imperial residential areas. Lahrmann, Cortni Emanuel, Brianna Nunn, and Morgan Herzog. Development plan has APARTMENT, continued from page 1

Vote with us to Elect Himesh Gandhi for Sugar Land City Council!!

EARLY VOTING, APRIL 30th thru MAY 8th for Early Voting times and locations, visit www.HG2012.com

ELECTION DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 12th Al Abramczyk Ray Aguilar Joe B. Allen Vipul Anand Jeff Anderson OJ Armstrong Fred Arnold Harvinder Arora Namita Asthana Manish Asthana Dr. Betty Baitland Kevin Barker Michelle Barnes Paul Barnett Barry Beard Kay Beard Marlena Berger Feroze Bhandera Deepak Bhatt Eugenia Blomstrum Lydia Bourg Christopher Breaux Lillie Breaux Dr. Scott Breeze Juliet Breeze Mary Gayle Brindley Nozer Buchia Kelly Buettner Sean Burnett Joan Cain Brent Carpenter Kathy Carpenter Dean Carpenter Sylvia Carpenter Rene' Casanova Mike Casey Allan Cease Jennifer Chiang Sue Chiang George Chang Faisal Charania Deepak Chaudhry

Richi Chaudhry Nell Ciancarelli Aaron Clark William Colgin, IV Billy Corbin Jim Cockrill Lisa Collins Janis Crabtree Rod Craig Ed Crowell Lydia Crowell Kolbe Curtice Jill Curtis Sandy Curtis Rick Cushenberry Beverly Cushenberry Homi Davier Mary Ann Demont Tom Demont Dr. Nicholas Desai Nina Desai Joy Dowell Lee Duggan III Jamshed Elavia Zarina Elavia Tobin Englet Steve Epps Mark Eyring David Fauvelle Cindy Fauvelle Julio Fernandez Sheri Fontenot Rick Forlano Anthony C. Francis Darnell L. Fuller Dr. Deena Gandhi Dr. Manish Gandhi Mukund Gandhi John Hoppe Jim Hudnall Louis Garvin Bruce Gingrich

Hillary Goldstein Ira Goldstein Michelle Goodman Jane Goodsill Jim Griffing Bob Hargarther Susan Hargarther Craig Henehen Deborah Henehen Rose Herbst Frank Hester Cameron Hill Nicole Hill John Ho Jeff Hogan Kaye Hudnall Kathy Huebner Yolanda Humphrey Kim Icenhower Ketan Inamdar G. Peter Jacob Stewart Jacobson Preeti Jain Paresh Jain Bill Jameson Jared Jameson David C. Johnston Suzanne Johnston Cindy Jones Lance Jones Mary K. Joyce Naushad Kermally Kevin Kettle Jim Kij Patrick King Kelly Knake Rocky Saint-Let Lai Jack Le Lili Le Manmeet Likhari Paul Likhari Jim Lockwood

Sue Lockwood John W. Loper Kristin Lytle Lewis Luckenbach Debbie Marcell Marvin Marcell Susan Martinez Juan Martinez Noel Mascarenhas Jim McClellan Bobbie McClellan Randy McClendon Dr. Robert McClendon Andre McDonald Jehenbux Metha K.C. Mehta Jake Messinger Zeenat Mitha Iqbal Mitha Jack Molho Kim Moore Dr. Michael Moore Josie Morgan Christopher Morales Hardeepak Munday Preet Munday Jim Munnell Toni C. Nelson Les Newton Crissy Nolen Ryan Nolen Dr. John Novak John Null Mike O’Connell Celia Olson Brian Orsak Dr. Shannon Orsak Sara Orsak Shawn Outlaw Rick Pal Tanya Pal Minesh Patel

Sheetal Patel Robert Pickell Myra Pickell Steve Porter Larry Pullen Sam Raia Terese Raia Kelly Rains Tom Rains Sanjay Ram Burke Randolph Sanjay Rao Teresa Cox Reading Dr. William Reading Trey Reichart Thomas Rey Bill Rickert Mario Rios John Robson Debra Ross Bill Roy Lutfi Rukab Michael Sabouni Lina Sabouni Sue Sanchez Gregory Schmidt Sherrie Schmidt Manish Seth Rumana Seth Jal Sethna Dinesh Shah Hemanti Shah Latit Shah Pritesh Shah Megha Shah Ramesh Shah Anil Shah Jim Shaw Glen Smith Pat Somers Kyle Stanley Paula Stansell

Jevaughn Sterling Tanya Sterling Carl Stephens Ron Stevens Jo Ann Stevens Greg Stirman Peggy Stirman Michael Svatek Jeff Tallas Todd Tauzin Sunil Thakkar Sandhya Thakkar Todd Thurber John Trevathan Travis Van Horn Dr. John Vanderzyl David Vasquez Claudia Vasquez Ted Volf Michael Wallis Andi Wallis Karon Weathered Steven Weathered Allison Wen Sallie Wheeler Carolyn Williams George Willy Bonnie Yentzen Mike Yentzen Dr. Erica Yu Cindy Zerwas

Current Elected Officials Congressmen Pete Olson State Representative Ron Reynolds State Representative John Zerwas Sugar Land Council Member Thomas Abraham Sugar Land Council Member Harish Jajoo Sugar Land Council Member Don Smithers Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen Missouri City Council Member Robin Elackatt Missouri City Council Member Danny Nguyen Rosenberg Council Member Bill Benton FBISD Trustee Bruce Albright FBISD Trustee Susan Hohnbaum FBISD Trustee Jim Rice Fort Bend County ConstableTroy Nehls Former Sugar Land Elected Officials The Honorable Lee Duggan, Jr. The Honorable Dean Hrbacek The Honorable David D. Blomstrom The Honorable Cyril Hosley The Honorable Harris "Sonny" Johnston The Honorable Russell Jones The Honorable Don Olson The Honorable Dennis Parmer The Honorable Michael Schiff The Honorable Mike Siwierka The Honorable Mary Von Tungeln The Honorable Daniel Wong Former Fort Bend Elected Officials The Honorable Mike Rozell The Honorable Gary Franks The Honorable Albert Glover The Honorable Daniel Menendez The Honorable Lisa Rickert The Honorable Rick Staigle Partial listing at time of publication.

Houston Association of Realtors

Pol. adv. paid for by the Himesh Gandhi Campaign Harris H. “Sonny” Johnston, Jr., Treasurer, P.O. Box 1897, Sugar Land, TX 77487


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 H

OakBend Medical Center Stafford’s Spring Clean-Up Party held to present “Surf’s Up” was held. Six trophies were hear that. "Just wait until It’s time to grab your favorite surfer girl, or dude, find your gnarly threads and get ready, because “Surf’s Up!” OakBend Medical Center is the title sponsor for the 2012 “Surf’s Up, School’s Out” with the Triumphs, benefitting the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.) The annual dinner-dance and auction is Friday, May 4 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, on Hwy 36, in Rosenberg. Dinner is served 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a live dessert auction following immediately. The dance starts at 8:30 p.m. with entertainment by Fort Bend County’s favorite

party band, The Triumphs. Funds raised at Surf’s Up go to underwrite grants for Lamar CISD teachers. More than $203,000 was awarded by the L.E.A.F. “Grant Express” in 2011. Since 2000, L.E.A.F has awarded more than $1.45 million dollars in grants for innovative classroom project. Individual tickets are $25, which includes a chickenfried steak dinner catered by Vincek’s. Tables for groups of 10 or can be reserved for $250. Contact Janice Knight at 832223-0334 for ticket information or to reserve tables for Surf’s Up. You can also find information online at www.leafgrants.org.

By Karen Daniels

handed out for categories like: Last Saturday, a day after the Most Unusual Garbage (sign thunderstorms and late-in-thethat read: Can You Spare the season cool front, Stafford held Change), and Most Valuable their 19th Annual Spring Clean Garbage (birth certificate), as Up. A windy day with endless blue well as one for the largest team skies, the good news is no one and oldest participant. A hidden broke into a sweat as they collected treasure was placed in each area trash from their assigned areas. with a fake $10 bill that could be Coordinated by Building exchanged for a real $10 bill. Permit Department, Marcia Fouts Groups like the Boy and Girls organized over 600 volunteers, Scouts, seven different clubs from split into 26 teams; and made the Stafford MSD, multiple churches day fun. After two and a half hours and businesses volunteered from of collecting trash from around the area. For one such group, the the city, lunch was provided. On CPI Lifeliners, this was their firsthand to help with grilling the hot time involvement with the event. dogs and hamburgers, Mayor According to their team leader, Scarcella, Councilmember's, Cynthia Toliver, who discovered and their crew made sure plenty the event on Stafford's city website of food was available to say said, "We'll be back next year. Our "thank you" to the volunteers. company likes to get involved." After lunch the award ceremony Marcia Fouts is glad to

next year. It will be our 20th anniversary and we're planning something bigger and better."

PAGE 15

for Fort Bend Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

FAMILY HEIRLOOM VIDEOS Star Digital Studios will record oral histories and incorporate photos that tell a story about your family. That’s because they are worth saving and we’ll do it with video, one of the best ways to hold on to your loved one’s life stories. Let us help you. We will scan and touch up old photos and produce a DVD as a video with a photo montage and add current video that can be narrated. Give us a call for a free consultation to create what will be a family heirloom that could be updated for future generations. Save your family history today. Call Us Now!

Capture Your Family History Using Video STAR

4655 Techniplex Dr., Ste 600 Stafford, Texas 77477

STUDIOS

281-690-4280

Digital

OakBend Medical Center’s CEO Joe Freudenberger and CFO Jim Shallock get a little help from VP/Administrator Sue McCarty, L.E.A.F. Board President Judi Vernon and Marketing Manager Cindy Reaves, on (L-R) Councilmember's Ken Matthews, Cecil Willis, Wen Guerra, finding the perfect shirt for “Surf’s Up”. Mayor Leonard Scarcella, and Councilmember Fred Woolridge

Registration for FBISD’s 2012-13 Prekindergarten Program May 1-3 Registration for the Fort Bend ISD 2012-2013 Prekindergarten (PreK) Program will take place at select FBISD elementary schools on May 1, 2 and 3 beginning at 9:00 am each day. To qualify for the Prekindergarten program, a child must be: • a resident within the FBISD boundaries • four years old on or before September 1, 2012 • unable to speak or comprehend the English language • eligible for free/reduced lunch according to federal guidelines • homeless, in foster care (currently or previously), or have a parent currently on active military duty (or injured or killed while on active duty) The following campuses will have PreK programs for the 2012-2013 school year: Armstrong*, Barrington Place, Blue Ridge, Briargate, Colony Meadows, Drabek, Fleming*, Glover, Heritage Rose, Highlands, Holley*, Hunters Glen, Jones*, Mission Bend, Mission Glen, Mission West*, Parks*, Pecan Grove, Quail Valley, Ridgegate*, Ridgemont Early Childhood Center*, Seguin, Settlers Way and Townewest. (*indicates campuses that will offer bilingual PreK classes) To register a child for PreK, parents will need the following original documents: • child’s birth certificate (or its equivalent) • social security card (If unavailable, a state ID number will be assigned.) • proof of residence (deed, lease or mortgage agreement AND a current utility bill such as gas, water or electric) • child’s immunization records • income verification (last month pay stubs) • unexpired Texas driver’s license (or other government provided photo ID of the parent or guardian) that contains the address of the parent or guardian residing within the FBISD boundaries All applications will be processed on a “first-come, first-served” basis, and spots will not be held due to missing documents. Also, since FBISD does not provide transportation for the PreK program, parents may register their child at any PreK campus. For more information, please call Fleming Elementary School at 281-634-4600 or FBISD’s Even Start office at 281-634-1140.

www.starvideoproductions.com Video on demand... it’s a powerful tool and we can help.

You could give your family more home for less money?

More home for less money? Plus more amenities? And more convenience? It’s not a what, it is a where: Lakemont by Friendswood Development Company.

More OutstandingAmenities Two Resort-style pools & clubhouses Six lakes Greenbelt trails On-site elementary school

More Convenience

Lakemont offers an ideal Ft. Bend County location on the Westpark Tollway at Mason Road, with easy access to the Grand Parkway, I-10, Beltway 8 and major employment centers such as the Energy Corridor and downtown.

Homes from the $150s - $400s n n n n n n

Brighton Homes Lennar - Shores Lennar - West Ridge J. Patrick Homes Westin Homes D.R. Horton Homes

281-239-0819 281-239-2335 281-344-1519 281-342-5711 832-475-4013 281-239-0330

More Home for Your Money in Lakemont

Tour These Featured Homes - Open This Weekend!

LAKEMONT SHORES II Brighton Homes | 21035 Cordell Landing Dr., Stewart Plan, 2,811 s.f., 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3-car garage, $259,900, Ready Now!

LAKEMONT SHORES II Brighton Homes | 21023 Cordell Landing Dr., Edward Plan, 3,379 s.f., 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, $269,900, Ready Now!

LAKEMONT SHORES I J. Patrick Homes | 8019 Pacific Spring Ln., Augusta Plan, 3,798 s.f., 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, $324,990, Ready Now!

LAKEMONT SHORES I Brighton Homes | 20903 Mallard Cove, Mandalay Plan, 4,035 s.f., 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, $299,900, Ready Now!

LAKEMONT SHORES I Brighton Homes | 21010 Shelby Meadow, Haven Plan, 3,264 sf, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, $289,900 Ready Now!

LAKEMONT SHORES I Brighton Homes | 7819 Pacific Spring Ln., Chandler Plan, 4,208 sf, 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, $319,900, Ready Now!

Located east of the Grand Parkway on the Westpark Tollway at Mason Road.

LAKEMONT SHORES I Brighton Homes | 21006 Mallard Cove, Edward plan, 3,379 s.f., 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, $279,900 Ready Now!

LAKEMONT RIDGE D.R. Horton | 20342 Terra Hollow, 2169 Plan, 2,169 s.f., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, $198,290, Ready Now!

VisitLakemont.com

FriendswoodDevelopment.com Prices and availability subject to change without notice.


PAGE 16 H Wednesday, April 25, 2012

THE STAR

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

H S T A R P E O P L E H S T A R P E O P L E H by B.K. Carter for Fort Bend Pol. Ad paid by John Minchew for Sheriff Campaign, Cheryl Minchew Treasurer, 1831 Pitts Rd., Richmond, TX 77406

www.fortbendstar.com

WHAT EVERY BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR SHOULD KNOW... 18 STEPS TO PREVENTION FOR UPPER EXTREMETIES LYMPHEDEMA

L

ymphedema can occur immediately postoperatively, within a few months, a couple of years, or 20 years or more after cancer therapy. With proper education and care, lymphedema can be avoided or, if it develops, kept well under control. The following instructions should be reviewed carefully preoperatively and discussed with your physician or therapist. Anyone who has had either a simple mastectomy, lumpectomy or modified radical mastectomy in combination with axillary node dissection and often, radiation therapy. 1) DO NOT IGNORE any slight increase of swelling in the arm, hand, fingers, neck or chest wall - consult your doctor or HOPE immediately 2) NEVER allow an injection, IV or a blood drawing in the affected arms(s). Wear a Lymphedema Alert bracelet (call HOPE for more info) 3) Have blood pressure checked on the unaffected arm, or on the thigh if bilateral . 4) Keep your arm(s) spotlessly clean. Use lotion after bathing. Be gentle when drying. Make sure it’s dry in the creases and between fingers. 5) Avoid vigorous, repetitive movements against resistance with the affected arm (scrubbing, pushing or pulling). 6) Avoid heavy lifting with the affected arm. Never carry heavy handbags or bags with over-the-shoulder straps. 7) DO NOT wear tight jewelry or elastic bands around the affected fingers or arm(s). 8) AVOID any type of trauma-bruising, cuts, sunburn or other burns, sports injuries, insect bites, cat scratches. 9) AVOID extreme temperature changes when bathing, washing dishes - beware of saunas or hot tubs. Keep the arm protected from the sun. Avoid temperature above 102 Fahrenheit 10) Wear gloves while doing housework, gardening, or any type of work that could result in an injury - even a minor one. 11) AVOID cutting your cuticles when manicuring your nails. (risk of infection) 12) EXERCISE is important. Do not over tire an arm at risk; if it starts to ache, lie down and elevate it. Walking, swimming, light aerobics, bike riding and specially designed ballet or yoga is recommended. Be careful lifting weights if your not use to it. Work your way up slowly. 13) If traveling by an airplane, lymphedema or at risk patients should wear a compression sleeve. Additional bandages may be required on a long flight. Increase fluid intake while in the air. Stay well hydrated. 14) Patients with large breasts should wear light breast prostheses (heavy prostheses may put too much pressure on the lymph nodes above the collar bone), Soft padded shoulder straps may have to be worn. Wear a well-fitted bra - not too tight, ideally with no under wire. 15) Use care when shaving armpits with razors to avoid nicks and skin irritation. 16) Patients with Lymphedema should wear a well-fitted compression sleeve during all waking hours. See your therapist every 4-6 months for follow-up. 17) WARNING - If you notice a rash, itching, redness, pain, increase of temperature or fever, see your doctor immediately. 18) MAINTAIN your ideal weight with a well-balanced, low sodium, high fiber diet. Stay away from processed foods, anything in a box, bag or can usually contain preservatives and is high in calories and salt. Eat raw foods such as fruits and vegetables as much as possible. Salads are your friend, easy on the dressings though. The information listed above is based on clinical experience. It is my intention to educate you and keep you from getting lymphedema. Please do not stop doing what you love to do. You may need to just do things a little differently. Perhaps just doing certain things slower or it could be as easy as wearing protective gloves while gardening. So often I hear “I WISH I KNEW THAT” I would have done it differently or not at all. HOPE is here to help. Please call or visit our web site for more information at www. hopelymphedema.com

HOPE Lymphedema Treatment Center, PLLC 9914 Highway 90, Suite A Sugar Land, TX 77478 281.242.5807

Helping Out People with Edema

Kidz Camp returns to FUMC in Missouri City for 3rd year Kidz Camp is returning to the First United Methodist Church in Missouri City for a third year, providing the ideal environment for children 3 years through 6th grade to enjoy a day camp with a Christian-based curriculum which incorporates sports, field trips and swimming for elementary aged campers. "Now in our third year, Kidz Camp is an integral part of our children's ministry at FUMCMC,” Cathy Temple, Director of Children’s Ministry at FUMCMC, said. “We offer a professionally trained staff in a Christian atmosphere so the children can enjoy a safe and fun atmosphere while learning about the love of God.” The day camp offers four sessions that will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily on June 18 to 22, June 25 to 29, July 9 to 13 and July 16 to 20. Children can attend just one session or come for all four. Parents can pick which week or weeks that work best for them and the fee for each session is $140. The camp welcomes children who turned three in, or before, September 2011 through children who will be entering the sixthgrade in the upcoming school year (2012-12). Before and after care is also available. For more information on the day camp, contact Cathy Temple at 281-499-3502 or ctemple@fumcmc.org for more information. Register online at www.fumcmc.org. The First United Methodist Church Missouri City is located at 3900 Lexington Blvd. in Missouri City and can be contacted at 281-499-3502 or online at www.fumcmc.org.

Children with FUMCMC's Kidz Camp enjoy Kemah's stingray touch tank experience.

Fort Bend Theatre performs Disney’s Alice in Wonderland

Join Alice for her extraordinarily crazy adventures in award-winning Fort Bend Theatre’s production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Get your tickets and discover for yourself! Tickets are available online at the FBT website www.fortbendtheatre.com and are $8. Group rates are available. For more information, please call us at 281208-3333. Shown are: Andrea Rodriguez (Mad Hatter), Kym Alwine (Queen of Hearts), Cashmir Khawaja (White Rabbit), Nadia Belaouchi (Alice), Claire Domenic- Smith (Rose), Katie Hyde (Flamingo) and Annelea Bootle (Caterpillar) give “Good Advice” to see award-winning Fort Bend Theatre’s production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland now through May 6 Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm at 2815 North Main Street in Stafford, tickets are only $8 at www.fortbendtheatre.com.

April 25, 2012 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper for Sugar Land, Richmond, Stafford, Mo City, Katy  

Fort Bend Countywide Newspaper. Local community, weekly newspaper covering Sugar Land, Stafford, Katy, Missouri City, Richmond and Rosenberg...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you