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2011 Surf’s Up School’s Out
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
8th hole lake claimed by several Ownership issue addressed by Quail Valley residents
The azaleas are in bloom, the wild flowers are out, the cold weather is gone. Time to hit the beach, because “Surf’s Up!” OakBend Medical Center is the title sponsor for the 2011 Surf’s Up School’s Out, benefitting the Lamar Educational Awards foundation (L.E.A.F.). The dinner, dance and auction will be May 6 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Dinner is served from 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. OakBend Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer Joe Freudenberg, and Sue McCarty, front row: Jody Jones Noirot, and Susan Carruth. Individual tickets are $25, which includes a chicken-fried steak dinner catered by Vincek’s. Tables for groups of 10 or can be reserved for $250. For ticket information or to reserve tables call Janice Knight at 832-223-0334.
Libel suit finally goes to trial After eight long years, a libel suit filed against the Star by the son of Chief Deputy Craig Brady is going to trial this week in Judge Thomas Culver’s courtroom. In a story entitled, Deputy Brady’s tape collecting called “Roadside Suppression,” Wade Brady was given a Minor in Possession ticket and after he was found “not guilty” by a jury, his father arranged to have all the deputies involved in his ticketing gather and surrender audio tapes as part of an expunction action. The story pointed out that the expunction order was past the time limit. The Star contends that the story was about Craig Brady, the chief deputy who is a public official and has to meet higher standards about proving libel and that Craig Brady is hiding behind his son to sue the Star, a frequent critic. Representing the Star is the firm of JacksonWalker, which defended the libel suit against Oprah Winfrey in Amarillo. Houstonion John Edwards is the lead attorney and sitting second chair is Amanda Bush
By LeaAnne Klentzman Last week, a guy was weaving along a Rosenberg road, then he rolled a couple of stop signs, then he flat blew a third one and the cop behind him pulled him over. Imagine the officer’s surprise when the driver, a law enforcement official, got out and told him: I’m in a hurry. I’m late for a meeting. Just give me your phone number and I’ll call you later. Then got back into his county car and left the officer standing there, hold’n down the pavement. See HURRY, page 7
from Fort Worth. The Star had previously asked that the suit be dismissed because Wade Brady had not been libeled. After Judge Culver denied a summary judgement, the suit was appealed but the lower court's ruling was affirmed. “Deputy Craig Brady and another newspaper tried to portray the appeal as the final deposition of the suit,” said Bev Carter, Star publisher. “However, it was simply the denial of a motion for
By Elsa Maxey Too many different answers on the same questions about the 8th hole on Quail Valley's Golf Course … “First the city owns the lake, then the city doesn't own the lake. Makes you wonder if anyone in city hall has a clue as to what is really the case. I guess it depends on who you ask,” said Missouri City resident Deborah Jackson. Jackson is concerned about the lake at the city’s golf course on the 8th hole that “will look horrible and our property values will dive, not to mention trying to sell a home with back property like that.” Jackson, who has lived in Quail Valley for five years, and longterm resident Ed Powell along with others in the neighborhood are concerned about the state of the lake, as is Charles Butera, who heads the Quail Valley Fund that serves as a point of contact between the neighborhood and the city. The current drought conditions are clearly to blame for the dry lake “quickly becoming an eye sore to those who live on it,” says Jackson. The lake does not have a natural water source and relies on rain for a sustainable water level, according to city information. Particularly at this time, the state has advised local entities to conserve water supplies due to the
a summary judgement, which is a judgment rendered by the court because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law.” The Star has been a frequent critic of the sheriff’s department under Milton Wright and has accused him of turning the running of the department over to Craig Brady. By Elsa Maxey The civil trial is expected to It looks like Fort Bend ISD take approximately two weeks. got some help from students in voicing a message aimed at the state legislature. For the students, it was probably a real life lesBy LeaAnne KLentzman as Xanax from the pharmacist, son in government complete A Richmond pharmacist has said Neinast. Those controlled with first amendment rights, the been arrested for delivering substances were delivered to the right to assembly, and it was controlled substances to under- undercover officer in unmarked also sanctioned by school officover officers. prescription vials in a cardboard cials. Campus and Sugar Land Wednesday, April 20, a box according to authorities. Police were also in the loop about pharmacist for the Richmond The pharmacist has been iden- a student organized rally last Professional Pharmacy, tified as Bright Wokocha, Wednesday and they were on-site in the Richmond a licensed and registered ensuring safety. Professional Building, pharmacist in the State As the Easter three-day weeklocated at 1601 Main of Texas. Wokocha was end kicked-off, surprising news #107, was arrested and arrested and charged came from State Education charged with Delivery of with Delivery of a a Controlled Substance, Controlled Substance; said Richmond Master a felony. Officers also Bright Wokocha Sergeant Lowell Neinast. seized a large amount Neinast said the arrest was of United States currency from the result of an investigation Wokocha which will be held conducted by undercover offi- pending forfeiture proceedings in cers from the Houston Police Fort Bend County, said Neinast. Department. Those officers were Wokocha voluntarily surable to acquire several tablets rendered his DEA and DPS of Hydrocodone, also known as controlled substance registraLorCet or LorTab and several tion numbers for the Richmond tablets of Alprazolam also known See PHARMACIST, page 7
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This drying lake is on the 8th hole at the Missouri City golf course in Quail Valley. Residents want to know who owns it and how it can be filled with water to restore it and not adversely impact property values. worst drought in 40 years currently occurring in Texas. Governor Rick Perry recently told Texans to pray for rain, coincidentally the same expression Mayor Allen Owen used as part of an explanation to a resident about how to get water back into the city’s lakes. But the dry lake condition addressed by the residents has been a concern since January, when the city was contacted. “We have any number of inquiries on this,” said City Manager Frank Simpson in response to the "Star’s" query last week. The “lake behind # 8 we understood to be the lake behind the green of #8,” stated Simpson in an email to Quail Valley Fund’s Butera. “If that is the lake Ms. Jackson is referring to, then the City does not own it. If she was referring to the
lake that is next to the #8 tee, then the City does own that.” Jackson says, “I think at this point, I just simply want a clear cut answer as to who owns the lake and who is to take responsibility for it.” But, ownership of the lake really does not matter in relation to why the water level remains down, according to city accounts which also indicate that lake water level concerns have been raised over the past 20 years, and a 2009 study it commissioned addressed a water balancing analysis about this recurring condition. As for the property by the 8th hole with the lake, a portion is owned by Missouri City, a portion by Ynanda Corp. and the immediate adjacent areas are owned by See 8th HOLE, page 6
Fort Bend ISD Clements High School students protest teacher cuts Commissioner Robert Scott Friday evening. An announcement about Texas receiving $830 million in federal money for use towards public education this year prompted Scott to release an important statement. “We will work with lawmakers to get this much needed funding to our school districts as quickly as possible,” he said about Texas receiving the federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education. The money comes a year after most states received their portion of $10 billion set aside to protect education jobs. The Texas funds were held up in a political dispute
reported between Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin and Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Speculation indicates that the funds will be used to factor into the state’s current budget under development, which may free up more funds for additional spending. As for the students rally, the high school students had picked Town Center as their original location, but a permit was needed from the property owners since the city could only authorize the students to assemble on the city hall steps, they said. See CLEMENTS, page 7
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Gang activity gets Missouri City man 21 years By LeaAnne Klentzman City in August of 2008. He was A Missouri City man was also charged with Engaging in sentenced to 21 years in prison Organized Criminal Activity last week after being convicted which enhances punishment for by a jury in the 4500th certain crimes when they District Court. are gang-related. “Deandre Ashton According to Assistant Ward was sentenced to District Attorney Celena 21 years in prison on Vinson, “Forever About April 18, 2011 after a Bread” (FAB) and “100 jury convicted him of Click”, who are rival Engaging in Organized gangs, were involved Criminal Activity,” said Deandre Ward in an altercation at an a spokesman for the District Elkins High School football Attorney’s Office. game on August 16, 2008. After Ward, 21, was indicted after a the game, gunshots were fired gang-related shooting in Missouri See MO CITY, page 6
Nine local women in the Fort Bend area play roller derby for the Houston Roller Derby League. They may be mean and tough on the track but these women are your sweet average local gals around town. The season starts from April through October every third Saturday of the month. For more information about roller derby and these women visit www.houstonrollerderby.com. Shown from l-r: Marian Niz aka Rosie the Ribhitter, Denise Cresini aka Maulin Angel, Lora Turner aka Lipstick Assassin, Sheila Kircus aka Kym Karsmashuin, Angela Sanders aka Hard 2 Handle, Lisa Bernas aka Lisa Lava, Meg Lewis aka Leather and Mace. Not pitcured Jody Volet aka Billie Basketcase.
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obviously Charlie was afraid that he might finally lose the seat he has held for 17 years. When Charlie first ran, he campaigned on the premise and promised that he would serve no more than two terms. Four years later, he said he was misunderstood and that it was really three terms. After that, he gave up all pretense of honoring his word and said he would retire when someone capable ran against him. I called Charlie and asked him why he was so afraid of Chaumette that he had to punish her entire subdivision. He expressed surprise and claimed he didn’t even realize that was where she lived (although several people have reported that Charlie was bragging about his actions in gerrymandering her out of District 26). Also, I later found out that was a bald face lie as Charlie has 3 been to Jacquie’s house as least twice before. As far as someone capable run-
ning against Charlie, I wouldn’t think that would be hard. Charlie has made Texas Monthly’s 10 Worst Legislators a total of three times in his 8 terms, surely a record. I don’t know of any other legislators who have made the list that many times. Charlie reminded me that a couple of years ago we were in the same July 4 parade and we agreed to bury the hatchet. I don’t think Charlie realizes that wasn’t forever. He has voted since then and this latest trick of his is unconscionable and then to lie about it.... Charlie claims that Jacquie came up to him at the Lincoln Dinner in February and hugged his neck and told him what a good job he was doing and said she would never run against him. I know that in February Jacquie was thinking about running against him, so I asked her if she did this which she promptly denied. I can’t imagine her lying
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about it, but neither can I imagine Charlie would either. Oh, wait at minute. Two, three terms? Who do I believe? And his claim that he didn’t know she lived in Avalon. Really? Really? Charlie said that it would be hard for someone new to be appointed to all the important committees that he is appointed to because they wouldn’t have the seniority. He cited the energy committee as one of his plum assignments. Yes, I’m sure the energy committee is a plum assignment because think of all that lobbyist money you would collect from the energy companies. So I looked up Charlie’s record on the state web site. He is on three committees, but he is so generally reviled in Austin that he is not even a chair or vicechair on any of the committees after all these years. So much for influence. The energy committee was a bone he was thrown to keep him happy with money and keep him out of trouble. The one time
he was a committee chair, he almost single-handily shut down the house over the local calendar committee. That’s the committee that schedules special days for community leaders all over the state. It’s a none-starter. Charlie has $432,591.35 in his campaign fund as of the January, 2011 reporting date. Yet he does not have an 800 number listed on his state page so that his constituents can call him in Austin for free. I guess my main complaint against Charlie was his soliciting money as a retainer from Fort Bend developers to represent them in Austin. That was my first brush with Charlie’s two-faced morality and I kicked myself for supporting him. Charlie doesn’t seem to realize that he is supposed to be representing all of us in Austin without a special “retainer.” Charlie needs to man up and run against whoever wants to run against him. I can’t believe he would let a little girl scare him enough to look like a fool.
There’s no cachet in cancer....I’ve been telling everyone who calls me wanting me to do something: “I guess you don’t know, but I’m not doing things like that. I have cancer.” To which they reply: “So do I!” Hell, everybody has cancer nowadays. One local wag heard I went to M.D. Anderson for a second opinion (I’ve always said if you live anywhere near Houston and have cancer, you’re crazy if you don’t go to M.D. Anderson, at least for a consult. I took my own advice.). Anyway, this former friend said he heard the second opinion was that I had prostate cancer! Okay, maybe I do have some big cojones, but prostate? Really? Really? Additional redistricting comments.....These comments were from Avalon residents. “The only way to District 85 north of the Brazos River is thru District 26 unless you take a boat.” One Avalon resident opinioned that Richmond should be placed in District 85 with people that can
represent their interests. They said it would be easy to swap the number of people from Richmond with allow the Avalon residents to stay with their area. “Perhaps there are people in Richmond who are as perplexed as we are about this action.” Another comment: “If commonality is a basis for redistricting, whoever drew up this plan either has an ulterior motive or is just plain stupid and/or ignorant. This does not pass the smell test.” Goodbye to Carol....Carol Niemann, who has worked in the graphics department at the Fort Bend Star off and on since three months after we first started, has finally retired this week. She and her husband plan to travel to visit their three far-flung daughters and their grandchildren. I think she is serious this time. We will miss her terribly. Thanks for all the years Carol. We will all miss you. B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar. com
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regardless of where they were treated. American Legion meets The William “Tony” Workman Post 294 of the American Legion will meet Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m., social MAY 1 gathering will start at 5:30 p.m., Old Grand Wine & Food Hickory Inn, on FM 1092 (Murphy Affair Bistro Brunch Road), Missouri City. Scheduled to Sunday, May1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. attend are Mayor Allen Owen, as come to Sugar Land Town Center, well as the recipient of the $500 in the Plaza, for the Bistro Brunch. college scholarship, Natia Lollie, Enjoy food & wine pairings pre- from Elkins HS. All veterans & their pared by international chefs. For guests are welcome. tickets visit www.thegrandwineandMAY 4 foodaffair.com. Intro computer classes MAY 3 George Memorial Library, 1001 Cancer Survivors Golfview, Richmond, will hold invited to Webcast a variety of free, intro computer The MD Anderson Regional Care classes this month. The first class Mr. & Mrs. John P. (Pat) Uselton of Sugar Land, Texas, Center in Sugar Land has announced “Mouse Practice for Scaredy Cats” announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Sarah that it will host CancerCare’s Ninth will be held Wednesday, May 4, Catherine Uselton to Mr. Craig Lionel Joseph Dagenais, son Annual Survivorship Series: Living 10 a.m. Other computer classes of Mr. & Mrs. Lionel Dagenais of Lake Jackson and Lake With, Through and Beyond Cancer. will be held throughout the month. Livingston, Texas. The first installment of the webcast Classes are free & open to the pubMiss Uselton is a 2004 honors graduate of Texas A&M series, Chemobrain: The Impact lic. Reservations required, call 281University, a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, and is of Cancer Treatments on Memory, 341-2604 or visit library. a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for Xanodyne Thinking and Attention, will be held MAY 5 Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Dagenais is a 2002 honors graduate on Tuesday, May 3, Noon – 1 p.m. National Day of Prayer of Texas A&M University and is a Clinical Specialist The series is free and open to all can- Come together with local churches Supervisor for Medtronic. A September wedding is planned. cer patients, survivors and caregivers, & residents to pray for our nation, Thursday, May 5, noon-1 p.m., Sugar Land Town Center, in the Plaza. Music in the Plaza Come to a night of live music performed by Password featuring Theresa Grayson and Nicoya, Sugar Land Town Center, Thursday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Intro computer classes First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land will offer a variety of free computer classes this month. This hands on class will begin with “Computers 101”, Thursday, May 5, 10 a.m. Other classes will be held on a variety of programs during the month. Free & open to the public. BAPTIST CHURCH CHURCH OF CHRIST Reservations required at 281-238or visit library. HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2800NAMI Fort Bend to meet The Ft Bend National Alliance of the 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Mentally Ill will meet on Thursday, Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm May 5, at 7:00 PM at the 1st United Sunday Bible Study 9:30am - 6:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Methodist Church-Missouri City, Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm 3900 Lexington Blvd. George Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA www.murphyroadchurch.org Parnham, Attorney at Law, will dis "A Place To Call Home" - www.hbctx.org LUTHERAN CHURCH cuss advocacy for legal reform in defending individuals with Mental METHODIST CHURCH FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711 Illness . Meeting is free.
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Music in the Plaza Come to Sugar Land Town Square Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and enjoy a free concert by Fried Ice Cream. Sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn. Staff Development Day All Fort Bend Libraries will be closed Thursday, May 6 for Staff Development Day. Libraries will re-open Friday, May 7. You can always go online to visit the libraries. For more information call 281341-2677.
31st Annual Fish Fry & Crawfish Festival The Oyster Creek Rotary Club will host event on Saturday, May 7, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Stafford Centre, 10515 Cash Rd., Stafford. Live & silent auctions, games for children, & raffle. Tickets can be purchased from any Oyster Creek Rotarian or at the door. Music in the Plaza Come to Sugar Land Town Square Saturday, May 7, 7-9 p.m. to listen to international composer & pianist Joseph Samuels Messina in the Plaza. Autism Play Group meets This group provides opportunities for children who have Autism ages 1-12 years & their families. They will meet Saturday, May 7, noon, Sugar land City Park, 225 7th Street, Sugar Land. Drinks, snacks, & door prizes are provided. Cost is free but
donations are appreciated. RSVP is required. For more info call 281726-2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fundraiser to benefit people with epilepsy The 4th annual BIKES & BUGS IV will be held Saturday, May 7, noon - 10 p.m., Ragin Cajun Sugar Land, 16100 Kensington #400, Sugar Land. The event is free. Biggest crawfish boil in Sugar land. Bounce house, face-painting, balloon animals, silent auction, booth, bike wash & $10 raffle tickets to win a Harley Croo Bones, crawfish boiler, & mini chopper, 3 prizes on one ticket. Call 832-866-5300 for more info.
Tips on starting a resume for teens High school students entering the work force can get tips on writing resumes, Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, Saturday, May 7, 1-3 p.m., Meeting Room. Free & open to the public. For more information call 281-238-2100 0r 281-341-2677. 12th Annual garden tour Sugar Land Garden Club will hold their 12th annual garden tourSaturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Sugar Land ares, suggested started point is 110 Venice St. Enjoy unique gardens. Information visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org or call 281-494-1946.
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Nerves relate messages between the spinal cord and the extremities. The deterioration of that function results in “peripheral neuropathy.” Ensuing challenges can include loss of feeling, the inability to distinguish extreme temperatures, weakness of the muscles, and potential loss of reflexes. Peripheral neuropathy can be the result of a trauma or inflammation. Additionally, a vitamin deficiency, diabetes, or alcoholism can result in neuropathic conditions. The symptoms can start with a tingling in the toes or the balls of the feet; they tend to progress over time. Ultimately, the slightest touch to the area can produce pain. Avoid the ravages of peripheral neuropathy by keeping a close check on your feet, and report any questionable symptoms to your podiatrist. While there is no cure for peripheral neuropathy, treatments are available that can relieve discomfort and prevent the progression of the condition. It is important for those who have neuropathy to inspect their feet regularly for skin wounds, infection, or inflammation that may otherwise go unfelt. If you have symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, call us today at 281-980-3668 to schedule an examination. We are located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: Peripheral neuropathy may be inherited.
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City of Sugar Land begins tourism marketing effort hoteliers, event facilities, retailers and other destination partners; and providing marketing and support for events. Funding for the tourism marketing pilot program is generated by the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT), the use of which is restricted to tourism/marketing programs and historic preservation. This program is focused on increasing visitors to Sugar Land which will have the added economic benefit of increased sales tax revenues, stimulating economic growth and development of the community. The city of Sugar Land is an award-winning community 20 miles southwest of Houston. This master-planned community has achieved its sustainable, strong local economy through a strategically focused and aggressive economic development program creating new wealth and jobs. As a regional employment center, the City is home to numerous highprofile regional and international
Fund for teachers send Sartartia MS teachers on a Summer Learning Odyssey Fund for Teachers awarded Amber Muscarello (Algebra/ Geometry teacher at Sartartia Middle School) and Anna Davila (6th grade math teacher at SMS) with a fellowship for selfdesigned professional development. The fellowship is as unique as the teachers are. It was for $9,914.00 to travel to Singapore, India and China for 14 days this summer. They will be focusing on how Asian schools teach mathematics to middle school children. They will look specifically at the use of technology, integration of real
world problems, and questioning strategies. While on their travels they will also be making short videos of world landmarks to use in their math lessons. Mrs. Muscarello had this to say about the opportunity, “We are so grateful to Fund for Teachers for their generous support. The classroom observations and cultural experiences in each country will empower us to come back to our classrooms with fresh ideas and a new perspective on mathematics teaching.” You can follow their travels on www.sartartiamath. blogspot.com.
corporations housed in over 22 million square feet of commercial space, including Minute Maid, Schlumberger, Fluor Corporation, Bechtel EO and Aetna. Sugar Land has also uniquely positioned itself as a hub for premium shopping, dining and entertainment. Venues such as
the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, the recently announced StarTex Power Field, as well as the future concert/performing arts center and Sugar Land Heritage Museum will further establish the community as a cultural and historical destination.
Musical theatre camps now registering Cool off with us this summer at Fort Bend Theatre’s summer musical theatre camps for ages 5 - 18! Campers will learn acting, singing and dancing, and will perform for friends and family on the final day of class. Each camp runs MondayFriday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, with a different show and age group each week. Camps this year include Seussical, Willy Wonka, High School Musical, Wizard of Oz and Aladdin. Registration for members only has begun for camps beginning in June. The total cost of the camp is
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Fort Bend Teen Service League Members woke up early during their Christmas break to lend a helping hand at the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. The girls helped package food and distribute it to Fort Bend ISD area families in need of a full meal for the holidays. Their hard work resulted in assembling over 150 boxes of food! Shown from l-r are: FBTSL members Kaitlin McDonald, Olivia Tseng, Lauren Sigl, Nina Lobo, and Cara Wilkerson.
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will be held from 8-10 a.m. on May 21 at Eldridge Park, 2511 Eldridge Road, and June 4 at Lost Creek Park, 3703 Lost Creek Blvd. Information regarding the new program will also be mailed to Sugar Land residents. For more information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/solidwaste or call Sugar Land Public Works at (281) 275-2450.
Sartartia Middle School Greenhouse Classroom is an innovative approach to reaching students and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. The greenhouse structure will serve as an educational tool illustrating the proper use of earth’s resources and as an extension of the classroom. This living classroom will be used by teachers to offer students hands-on experiences when studying ecology, environmental stewardship, plant lifecycle, renewable energy, nutrition and much more. So, the greenhouse will increase the students’ science comprehension. But even more, the students in the Life Skills and Adaptive Behavior classes can use this greenhouse to learn the science of gardening as well as the skills needed to grow and maintain plants. Since these students love the outdoors, this is a great opportunity for them. The SMS PTO was able to purchase the greenhouse for the school and the supplies to start the program and the Earth Box© curriculum
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Jessica D. Brown has joined the City of Sugar Land as tourism and marketing manager to oversee its new tourism marketing pilot program. Brown has in-depth knowledge of Texas tourism initiatives and programs and an accomplished history in destination sales and marketing. Her 14 years of experience includes the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism and the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau. The City initiated the tourism marketing pilot program to establish itself as a regionally, nationally and internationally recognized destination for conventions, meetings, events, trade shows and leisure travel. Sugar Land’s hotels, attractions, restaurants and retailers will all benefit from the sales and marketing efforts. Major components of the threeyear program include developing a branding and marketing initiative; facilitating synergy between
program also utilizes carts that provide for a reduction in litter, odors and problems associated with animals and insects. A test of the program in several Sugar Land neighborhoods resulted in a 260 percent increase in recycling, a benefit that results in less trash in area landfills. Initial educational events pertaining to the new program
and a 65-gallon recycling cart, though larger or smaller cart sizes may be requested by June 30 if preferred. Automated curbside collection contributes to the neighborhood’s appearance (as residents are issued carts with wheels and lids that have a uniform appearance) and more efficient operations that results in savings to residents. The
will be expanded to include all colors of glass bottles and jars. The addition of a green waste program ensures all green waste -- grass clippings, leaves, brush, tree limbs, etc. -- will be taken to a composting facility and recycled into mulch or compost rather than sent to a landfill. Also new for every household will be a 95-gallon garbage cart
Households in Sugar Land currently provided service by Republic Services will receive automated garbage collection twice per week, automated recycling collection once per week, green waste collection once per week, bulky waste collection once per month and an on-call collection service. Current curbside recycling
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LEADERSHIP • INTEGRITY • COMMITMENT “I am proud to have served on the Sugar Land City Council for the past eight years. I believe that Jim Hoelker has the leadership, integrity and commitment to successfully take my place and to lead Sugar Land into the future.” — Russell C. Jones, Sugar Land City Council, District 3, retiring I have had the opportunity to get to know Jim Hoelker during my time on City Council. I endorse Jim Hoelker because I believe he has the proven skills, integrity and commitment to represent District 3 and build on our successes to move Sugar Land forward.”
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Clements Stars Dance Team presents “Stars, The Musical” May 6 & 7 Sugar Land enhances solid waste Who’s Who in the Fort Bend Dance Team. This year’s theme standing tradition at Clements. Monday April 25 for $5 each. & recycling at lower cost to residents Playbill? That would be the is “Stars, The Musical. Mark The event will be held Friday Pre-sale tickets will also be A new solid waste and recycling program will enhance services and save City residents $800,000 annually. Sugar Land City Council approved a 10-year contract with Republic Services at an initial monthly rate of $15.77, a decrease from the scheduled 2012 rate of $18.62. New service will begin on Dec. 5. Households in Sugar Land currently provided service by Republic Services will receive automated garbage collection twice per week, automated recycling collection once per week, green waste collection once per week, bulky waste collection once per month and an on-call collection service. Current curbside recycling will be expanded to include all colors of glass bottles and jars. The addition of a green waste program ensures all green waste -- grass clippings, leaves, brush, tree limbs, etc. -- will be taken to a composting facility and recycled into mulch or compost rather than sent to a landfill. Also new for every household will be a 95-gallon garbage cart and a 65-gallon recycling
cart, though larger or smaller cart sizes may be requested by June 30 if preferred. Automated curbside collection contributes to the neighborhood’s appearance (as residents are issued carts with wheels and lids that have a uniform appearance) and more efficient operations that results in savings to residents. The program also utilizes carts that provide for a reduction in litter, odors and problems associated with animals and insects. A test of the program in several Sugar Land neighborhoods resulted in a 260 percent increase in recycling, a benefit that results in less trash in area landfills. Initial educational events pertaining to the new program will be held from 8-10 a.m. on May 21 at Eldridge Park, 2511 Eldridge Road, and June 4 at Lost Creek Park, 3703 Lost Creek Blvd. Information regarding the new program will also be mailed to Sugar Land residents. For more information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/solidwaste or call Sugar Land Public Works at (281) 275-2450.
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Award Winning Clements Stars your calendars now for this long- May 6, and Saturday May 7, at 7pm in the CHS Auditorium. This marks the pinnacle performance for the year, highlighting the Stars Dance Team, class level dances, and the entertaining senior boys, known at “The Studs”. Not to be out done, the dance team dads will get out there and rock the crowd like only dance fathers can. All Star members will have their tickets ready to sell on
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City of Sugar Land begins new tourism marketing pilot program Jessica D. Brown has joined the City of Sugar Land as tourism and marketing manager to oversee its new tourism marketing pilot program. Brown has in-depth knowledge of Texas tourism initiatives and programs and an accomplished history in destination sales and marketing. Her 14 years of experience includes the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism and the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau. The City initiated the tourism marketing pilot program to establish itself as a regionally, nationally and internationally recognized destination for conventions, meetings, events, trade shows and leisure travel. Sugar Land’s hotels, attractions, restaurants and retailers will all benefit from the sales and marketing efforts. Major components of the threeyear program include developing a branding and marketing initiative; facilitating synergy between hoteliers, event facilities, retailers and other destination partners; and providing marketing and support for events. Funding for the tourism marketing pilot program is generated by the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT), the use of which is restricted to tourism/marketing programs and historic preservation. This program is focused on increasing visitors to Sugar Land which will have the added economic benefit of increased sales tax revenues, stimulating economic growth and development
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Four companies earn Missouri City’s Golden Tree Award Four companies that consistently demonstrate their commitment to improving the environment were recognized at the April 18 City Council meeting with Missouri City’s 2011 “Golden Tree Award”. TXU Energy donated 10 trees for 5th Street esplanades, sponsored and planted a tree grove at the Edible Arbor Trail, and donated gloves, lip balm, and LED night lights to volunteers. In addition, 10 TXU staff members spent a collective 20
volunteer hours planting plum trees. The company’s contributions total an estimated value of $4,800. Apache Foundation is the first business to receive this honor two years in a row. They donated 795 trees during the last three years. This year they have also sponsored a mulberry tree grove at the Edible Arbor Trail. The company’s contributions total an estimated value of $19,875 Kroger has demonstrated a commitment to help-
ing our community through volunteerism and sponsorship of a tree grove at the Edible Arbor Trail. The Highway 6/ Murphy Road Kroger team gave six volunteers and 12 collective hours of time to help plant a persimmon grove at the Edible Arbor Trail. The employee’s contributions total an estimated value of $2,400. HEB/Sienna promoted energy conservation in its business facility and operations, demonstrating leadership in green building by achieving LEED certification, including
using locally made materials, and certified wood, low water usage fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens, energy reducing devices in heating and cooling systems, and promoting recycling during construction and in daily operations. “These awards are given to local businesses that really have taken a leadership role in conservation and urban forestry support in Missouri City in the last year,” said City Forester Paul Wierzbicki. “They set an example for other businesses to follow.”
Post your street number on backyard fence Quail Valley PROUD requests all QV residents who are adjacent to a city park or have a golf course lot take notice of this picture. If these QV residents would post their street number on their backyard wrought iron fence it could enable a more accurate report to our city dispatcher if any suspicious activity or an emergency is seen in this area of a park or golf course. This particular (reflective) sign, was purchased in a local hardware department and is waterproof and rust proof.
Drabek Elementary School claims Rockets “Read to Achieve” Champion Title for second consecutive year! The Drabek Elementary School Dragons are back-toback champions in the Rockets “Read to Achieve” Program. The program challenged students, in grades 1-5, to see how many minutes they could read within a five-week span. Last year, the students read Photo courtesy of Missouri City a total of 1,346,601 minutes. The region’s first Edible Arbor Trail, above, will feature groves of hardy This year, students surpassed trees and shrubs that produce edible fruits and nuts. The unique and that number by reading a total exciting environmental project involves the community and businesses. of 2,048,846 minutes! Throughout the program, school staff, the PTO, and business partners supported the students by providing various motivational activities and reading incentives. Staff decorated cafeteria walls with basketball hoops and bouncing basketballs to mark gradelevel reading progress. The school also held a reading pep rally featuring Kempner High School’s freshmen basketball team. Raisin’ Cane and Benihana provided coupons for free kid’s meals to weekly class winners. Students also
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Sugar Land families and friends fight 8th hole lake claimed by several........................................................................ from page 1 back against cancer in overnight event private homeowners, according the fish, large soft shell turtles Executive 9, now to become water source, he said, will be Walkers (and joggers) will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sugar Land, now in its 8th year. Teams of Sugar Land residents will gather at Oyster Creek Park on April 29 at 7 P.M. for an overnight relay against cancer. Relay For Life is a family-oriented team event where participants can walk relay-style around the track and take part in fun activities off the track. Teams can include coworkers, club members, family and friends who have gathered donations prior to the event. All are invited to attend the Luminaria ceremony, which takes place at 9:00 p.m. To
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and viewing the herons, ducks and geese that were all abundant.” She also said that residents along the lake paid for an irrigation system to keep it at level. “From what I understand that has long since been destroyed,” she said. The city indicates it has no city code governing water levels in private or public bodies of water. Reportedly for city property, employees cut grass and weeds, and also maintain drainage facilities. The city said that some of the property in question has a drainage facility and Missouri City actively takes a stance against filling it entirely so that nearby homes will be protected from potential flooding. In the meantime, with every answer about the drying lake, more questions are raised by the area’s homeowners, like new lakes that will be on the old
McNaughton Park, after others are closed up. “Where is that water to come from,” asks Jackson. Powell wants to know about "effluent" water, recycled water not suitable for drinking and not being put into lakes, yet being “dumped” into Oyster Creek where there are no posted signs prohibiting fishing and water activities at prominent spots along Oyster Creek to alert people. “Are we being held to a double standard that we cannot put this excess water into the lake, but can into the public creek,” he asks. In Meadows Place there is a new lake under construction to be filled with ‘reclaimed’ water “from our Waste Water Treatment Plant that has been processed to a level that it is approved for human contact by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality,” said Mayor Charles Jessup. This clean
used to fill the lake, irrigate the park, baseball fields, and esplanades and save the city tens of thousands of dollars annually. The bottom of the lake was specially prepared, he said, “a natural liner, which means they take clay soil, which we were able to capture as we dug, and compact it to a density that make it non porous,” like a big clay bowl to hold the water. “The water itself is being produced by a ‘never ending’ supply at virtually no additional cost to the city,” adds Mayor Jessup noting that minor expenses offsetting huge cost savings by using reclaimed water would be incurred to run lights, aerators, and pumps. As this matter continues to undergo resident understanding, Powell said, “the more homeowners that weigh in on the lake condition, the more questions will be asked.”
Missouri City man gets 21 years ...................................................................... from page 1 toward a group of people at the McDonald’s in Missouri City. A FAB member was struck by that gunfire. Shortly thereafter, Ward and other FAB members drove to the Chevron station on Highway 6 in Missouri City. Ward’s friends confronted two people as they were getting gas – believing they were members of 100 Click, said Vinson. She went on saying, “After words were exchanged, the defendant retrieved a hand-
gun from his vehicle and shot at the victims as they left the station. The driver reversed his vehicle; running over bushes and gas pumps to get away from the gunfire as Ward shot the front windshield of the car.” Ward fled the scene but was spotted nearby about an hour later. Missouri City police stopped Ward and his associates. A search of the vehicle revealed two firearms, including one located next to Ward, said Vinson.
Reportedly, forensic analysis by the Harris County Firearms Laboratory, matched the gun next to Ward to spent casings and bullet fragments from the bullet in the victim’s vehicle. “At trial, the defendant admitted to firing the weapon at the victim and to being a member of the Forever About Bread street gang,” said Vinson. During the punishment phase of trial, the State presented numerous crimes Ward committed while on bond, including
Aggravated Robbery. “We are pleased with the jury’s decision to send the defendant to prison for 21 years,” said Vinson. Ward was prosecuted in the 400th District Court before Presiding Judge Clifford J. Vacek. Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity in this case is a firstdegree felony. Assistant District Attorneys Celena Vinson and Matthew Banister prosecuted the case. Attorney David Disher represented the defendant.
Residential burglars busted; deputies arrest four men By LeaAnne Klentzman A concerned neighbor notified law enforcement when he saw men jumping over a backyard fence carrying garbage bags in the Tara subdivision. On April 6, a nosy neighbor helped sheriff’s deputies bust a pack of burglars. According to Sheriff’s spokesperson Terriann Carlson, “A witness contacted the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office after observing several suspicious persons jump a backyard fence carrying trash bags.” That same witness
reportedly noticed a suspicious vehicle continuously driving around the block, Carlson said. When deputies arrived at the home believed to have been burglarized, the witness was correct. The home in the 6000 block of Kearney Drive had in fact been burglarized. Detectives worked the case and ultimately arrested four men, three from Richmond, and one from Rosenberg. Carlson said some of the electronics stolen from the home were recovered.
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Richmond and Rosenberg police looking for aggravated robbery suspect(s) By LeaAnne Klentzman Richmond and Rosenberg police are searching for a robbery suspect that may be one in the same. Wednesday morning, April 20, about 10:40 in the morning, Rosenberg police were called to Botanica San Miguel at 20 Lane Drive to investigate an aggravated robbery. According to Rosenberg police, the victim said a Hispanic male walked into her business, displayed a pistol and demanded
the money from the cash drawer. Once the man had the cash from the register, he took cash and property from her purse as well. The suspect fled the store on foot. Lieutenant Colin Davidson described the suspect as a Spanish speaking Hispanic male about 25 years of age. He is believed to be about 5’5” with a thin build, light mustache, and wearing an orange baseball cap with white stitching. The following Saturday, April 23, about 10 am, Richmond police
were called to the Korner Food Mart, located at 2115 Thompson, to investigate an aggravated robbery. In this incident the suspect entered the store and placed a drink on the counter as though he was going to purchase it. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the suspect pulled a pistol and demanded the money from the drawer. The suspect fled the scene on foot. The suspect in this case was described as a Hispanic male,
approximately 20-25 years of age, wearing a white long-sleeve zip up hoodie. He was also wearing an orange University of Texas baseball cap, black jeans, and black tennis shoes. The hoodie had print on the front on both sides of the zipper. The suspect was also wearing a black t-shirt with print under the hoodie. Although pictures of the suspect in both incidents appear to resemble one another, police have Rosenberg suspect
Richmond pharmacist arrested....................................... from page 1
Security Guard murdered in Fresno By LeaAnne Klentzman A security guard responding to an alarm call was gunned down at a construction business in far east Fort Bend County. Early Wednesday morning, April 20, at 12:34 a.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting call in the 8400 block of F.M. 2234, in Fresno. Sheriff’s spokesperson Terriann Carlson identified the business as J. D. Abrams, a construction site on FM 2234/ McHard Road. She went on to explain that the initial investigation indicates that security guard Fidel Sanchez, 26, of Houston, responded to the alarm call. When Sanchez arrived on the scene, he was “fatally shot during a major theft of construction materials at J. D. Abrams.” Carlson said detectives have determined that when Sanchez arrived he discovered a theft in progress and was subsequently shot by unknown suspect(s).
Suffering from gunshot wounds, Sanchez was transported by emergency medical services to Memorial Hermann Hospital, downtown, and pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Authorities have no information about the number of or the identity of any suspects.
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Clements High School students took to the streets last week to protest budget cuts affecting 33 teachers at their high school, who will not be coming back in the fall.
Guess it pays to be a chief deputy running for sheriff in 2012. No citation was issued, no one went to jail, however, later, the officer who got left hold’n down the pavement, he got an apology. So did his boss. Hope everyone gets the same benefit from that candidate’s deputies. No time... no stay.... no consequence. Hurry, smurry… anyone else would have gone to jail.
About 100 plus Clements students took to the streets alongside their high school on Sweetwater Boulevard in support of 33 teachers whose positions have been cut. "No teacher be left behind, Save Our Teachers, Honk for Education,” they sounded –off with their chants also displayed on signs they were carrying. Those who spoke to the "Star" said they are concerned about the quality of their education, class size and they said they wanted
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CH2M HILL Engineers, Inc. (CMAR) is accepting Subcontractor Proposals for the following subcontractor packages associated with the construction of the City of Sugar Land 9-MGD Surface Water Treatment Plant, located at the intersection of Voss and Burney Roads: - - - - - - -
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ed in the investigation by DEA Diversion Investigators and investigators from the Texas State Board of Pharmacies as well as Richmond Police Lieutenant Billy Teague, and Officer Vladimir Golovine. Wokocha was transported to the Fort Bend County Jail where he was released the next day after posting a $20,000 bond.
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Professional Pharmacy as well as another pharmacy owned Wokocha in Rosenberg at 4601 Avenue H in Rosenberg. The second pharmacy is known as the Adbright Pharmacy. Wokocha also voluntarily surrendered his personal Texas State Board of Pharmacy License number. Officer from the Houston Police Department were assist-
Fort Bend authorities ask anyone with information or identifying details on this incident or the circumstances surrounding it to please contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office at (281) 341-4665 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477)
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yet to determine if they are looking for the same suspect in both cases. Anyone with information in the Rosenberg case is asked to contact Detective Randy Weishiemer at 832-595-3700. Anyone with information about the Richmond case is asked to contact Richmond police at (281) 342-2849 or tips can be left for either case with Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.
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BOAT/CAMPER / RV STORAGE Sugar Land Boat-RV Storage, W. Bellfort @ Burney.......................... 281-491-0196
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
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MIKE MOORE - REALTOR Buy - Sell - Lease................................ 713-825-0654 WE BUY HOUSES - We Take Over Payments................................. 832-539-2260
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PLANTATION BEND. 1919 Plantation Bend Drive. Friday 4/29; Saturday 4/30. 8am. Multifamily. Kids clothes, toys, furniture, decor items, kitchenware. QUAIL VALLEY. 2302 Colonial Court. Friday, April 29. 8am. Furniture, multi-family, clothes, tools, lawn furniture, toys, misc. WILLIAMS GRANT. 2618 Hodges Bend Circle. Saturday 4/30. 9am5pm. Gigantic Multi-family Clearance. Antiques, furniture, household, tools, toys, clothes, appliances/electronics, picture frames! TRAVIS PARKS (off Commonwealth/Palm Royale). 14 Asbury Park Ct. Saturday 4/30; 8am-noon. Raindate 5/7. Multi-family. Tons of great clothes (mens/womens/ boys, juniors). Furniture, art, table games (pool/ air hockey), household items. Too much to list. All items priced to go!
A GOLDEN GARAGE SALE. Community Wide Garage Sale - New Territory. Ellis Creek Parking Lot - 6101 Homeward Way, Sugar Land. Scrapbook items, clothes, furniture, kitchenware, linens, paintings, tools, toys, and much more. Saturday, April 30, 2011. 7:30am-11:30am. Snacks and drinks available. Proceeds to support the Gold Awards for Girl Scout Troop 721. VENETIAN ESTATES - Estate/Garage Sale. Multi-families. Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30, 7am-3pm. Sugar Land, Hwy 90A - Turn at light at Eldridge or Savoy (Antiques, collectibles, household, furniture, office, tools, fishing gear, garden, toys, clothes, misc.) Lots of great items. Don’t miss it!
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COMMONWEALTH PARK – Fabulous Perry Home in desired neighborhood! Oversized grand entry! Open concept floorplan. Large spacious formals w/double crown molding & custom drapes. Family w/open Kitchen concept. Fam. rm w/surround sound. Kitchen w/tons of cabinets & rich granite countertops & built-in desk. Refrig./Washer/Dryer & Freezer stay. Lg. utility rm. Oversize master bedrm. w/plenty of room for a sitting area. Exec. master bath w/6ft. whirlpool tub & sep. shower. His & hers walk-in closets. $299,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3719ST)
BRIDGEWATER – Gorgeous Home & View! Located on a Cul-de-Sac street, close to elementary school. Grand entrance w/extended marble floors leading to formals. Open kitchen concept to family room w/gas logged fireplace. French doors leading to sunroom/downstairs gameroom or study overlooking a sculpted sports pool/spa. Gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops. Recent Paint. Roof (2009) w/ridge vents,Hardiplank Siding. Sprinkler sys. Great Location! $325,000 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM4819WC)
COMMONWEALTH PARK – Lovely well maintained 4/3.5/2det. plus study Perry home w/grand brick column entry. 9’ceilings on first floor. Soaring 2 story foyer. Bamboo wood floors. Large tiled island kitchen. Spacious master suite w/a view of the wooded back yard which includes a stately pecan tree! Huge master bath w/2 walk-in closets. Ex.lg. upstairs game room. No back yard neighbors. Slate patio. New roof (3/2011). Fresh int.paint & recent carpet. Ext. AC units ‘03. Water Heater ‘11. Located on a cul-de-sac street. $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3739SB)
D SOL COMMONWEALTH PARK – Come & enjoy this Backyard Oasis w/Waterview, Greenbelt & Huge Diving Pool. No Backyard Neighbors! Oversized covered Lanai w/ceiling fan & decorative tile flooring. Interior features: fresh paint & carpet (6/2010). Updated gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops & dble ovens. Open kitchen concept family rm w/rich hardwood floors & dry bar. Lg gamerm w/room for media & pool table. Study w/wall of oak built-in desk & shelves. Updated A/C’s, furnaces, roof & water heaters. Back of house has Hardi. $364,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM42HS)
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LAKEMONT • Beautiful 3 year old Lennar. Freize carpet, tile floors & backsplash, avanza countertops. Fans, jetted tub in master, clicker fireplace, huge utility room. Garage door openers, fridge w/ice maker to stay. Master down, gameroom up. (Could be 4th bdrm) owner agent, will look like new when tennant moves out---fresh paint etc. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938.
SEVEN MEADOWS • Gorgeous, Immaculate home on corner lot near park & pool! Gorgeous hardwood plank floors in entry, dining, den, kit/brk. Fresh paint, brick & stone exterior. Covered patio. Extra attic space in garage, plantation shutters, butlers pantry & space for wine cooler. 2 Br down & 2 up. Media rm & game rm up. $296,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.
SUGAR CREEK • Lovely 4 bedrm home in prestigious Sugar Creek Golf Course Community. 2 Story den w/floor to ceiling windows & fireplace. Granite island kitchen. Lrg breakfast rm overlooking pool. Huge upstairs gamreoom & study, upstairs deck overlooking pool. High ceilings, slate tile floors, crown molding, ceiling fans. You just add your personal tastes to make this your home! $369,000. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938.
RIVERSTONE • Beautiful open courtyard as you walk up to double wrought iron doors. Two story entry w/formal living, stone fireplace, formal dining w/butler bar & wine grotto, huge kitchen open to breakfast room. Family room w/fireplace, large master bedroom w/sitting area. Outstanding lake views. Guest bedroom w/full bath can be media room. Library upstairs w/covered balcony, 3 bedrooms w/private baths. $1,539,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102
RIVERSTONE • Home in gated custom area of Riverstone, Sugar Land mailing address. Double wrought iron door to 2 story entry. Formal living w/ FP & panoramic water view. Formal dining, kit opens to breakfast & family room w/ water views. Master suite & guest room w/ private full bath down (can be media room). Large game room, 3 bedrooms + 3 full baths upstairs. Additional 973 sq ft of unfinished bonus space. Veranda w/ summer kit & outdoor FP; 4 car gar. $1,589,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102
LAKE POINTE • Custom home in exclusive gated section of Lake Pointe. Mediterranean stucco home with tile roof. Open floor plan, great for entertaining. Close proximity to St. Luke’s hospital, Whole Foods Market, First Colony Mall and Town Square shopping and dining ensures the highest quality of life. $685,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102 DM1011VC
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SIENNA PLANTATION/VILLAS – Exquisite Village Patio Home w/Courtyard Entry to Private Guest Quarters. Open Concept Floor Plan. Tons of hardwood flooring, 2’’ blinds & vaulted ceilings. Gourmet Style kitchen w/ oversized island & abundance of cabinets! Private library w/built-ins. Spacious Liv. Rm. w/wall of transom windows & French Doors to covered patio. Oversized master bedrm. Dramatic master bath w/whirlpool tub beneath stately columns w/archway. Huge wooded backyard w/covered patio,perfect for a pool. Alarm & Sprklr sys. $272,500. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3318CH)
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LAKE OLYMPIA: Gorgeous lake front lot in custom home section. Build your dream home and enjoy the peaceful, relaxing views every day. $89,500 Call Susan Lerner (281)4375044 (4303CV)
LONG MEADOW FARMS: 5/3.5/3 Beautiful home located in Master Planned Community. 5 Large bedrooms, formal dining, study, large family room, gameroom, gourmet kit & extra large backyard. $330,000 Call JoAnn Garza (713)927-0454 (8206MM)
LONG MEADOW FARMS: 5/3.5/3 Outstanding home with plenty of room. Gourmet kit. w/granite, island, double ovens, large pantry & abundance of cabinets. Master Planned Community. $367,000 Call JoAnn Garza (713)9270454 (8211MM)
VACCARO MANOR: 3/2/2 Updated home! Excellent location off Beltway 8, 2 story with gameroom, wood floors, recent paint, closed patio & formal dining. $159,900 Call JoAnn Garza (713)927- email@example.com 0454 (12919VE)
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SIENNA PLANTATION: Fedrick Harris Custom Home; Backs to Wooded Reserve; Slate & Wood Flrs; Private Study; 2nd Bedrm Down; Granite Counters; 1st Flr Media Rm; Pool/Spa. $419,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3806NF)
SUGAR CREEK: One-story Patio Home; Cul-de-sac Lot w/Views of Golf Course & Greenbelt; Silestone Counters; Sun Rm; Study; 3/2.1/2. $229,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (37WE)
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TELFAIR: 1-Story David Weekley Home; Private Study; Sun Rm; Island. Kitchen; Granite; Tile & Wood Flrs; Plantation Shutters; Extended Patio; 3/2.1/2A. $350,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (714NE)
COLONY BEND: 1-Story home; bright kitchen; tile & laminate floors; spacious bedrms w/huge walk-in closets; wrought iron gated driveway; zoned to excellent schools. $189,900 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3034BA)
FIRST COLONY: 2-Story Home on Corner Lot offers Family Rm w/ High Ceiling; Granite In ALL Baths; Recent Neutral Carpet (2009); Game Rm; 4/2.1/2+Boat Storage; Zoned to Clements. $280,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (2626WG)
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Beautiful golf course views, shade trees, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, Corian counters & bath surfaces, energy-saving windows. Updated a/c, heat & roof. $161,500. Master down, great closets, built-ins, huge greatroom. Ceiling fans. (4022GB)
QV TH 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, replaced carpet, tile, fresh paint, 2 car garage, ready for move-in; possible owner finance with 20% down. Huge master, lots of closets, bathrooms redone, lots of cabinets in kitchen. Full-size laundry area. Fireplace, complex pool & clubhouse. $112,800. (2606PR)
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4/2.5/2 New carpet 2011, new fence & roof 2009. The 4th bedroom upstairs could be used for a Large game/Media Room. Formal Dining & Living rooms. Master Down has walk in closet w/built ins. First Floor Den w/ Fireplace & new 2” blinds. Covered Back Porch on a shaded lot. $139,900
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Weekley 4/2.5/2. On a cul-de-sac, Lakefront, quick walk to Pool / Rec Center. No neighbors on 3 sides. Master down w/separate shower, double sinks, walk in closet. Large den w/fireplace open to kit w/ maple cabinets, granite counters & tile backsplash. Spacious Children’s Retreat up. $182,900
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17514 HARRISON LAKES Brentwood Lakes Custom 5/3/2/3 stucco home, hardwoods, granite kitchen, beautiful pool. Nell Osborn $390,000
12418 GROVE MEADOW The Meadows Lovely 4/2/2 home, soaring ceilings, huge kitchen, spacious master suite. Rosemary Pemper $149,900
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Popular Open Newmark home on huge corner lot. All brand new carpet, paint inside & out. 3 bedrooms & gameroom. Across from park/playground. Priced to go $150’s
FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND UPDATED Adorable 1 story home on culdesac street. No neighbors behind you! 3 bedrooms & study or formal living. Open floor plan. detached garage! PRICED TO GO AT $200,000
GREATWOOD/SUGAR LAND Built in 2002! Grand 2 story w/ 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths. Master down with study & gameroom up. Hollywood bath too. Upgrades w/ granite counters/SS appliances, wood & tile floors. Culdesac lot and no neighbors behind you! $320’s
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RIVER EDGE • Lakefront! Stunning and appointed home. Large dining,formal living room open. Island Kitchen with large pantry. Their exercise room down could be second bedroom. Master with sitting area. Large list of upgrades including plantation shutters,media room wired for projection system. Two story covered patio overlooking beautiful lake. (107WB)
SETTERS PARK • Amazingly updated! Large living & dining room that flows into spacious den. Kitchen & brkft room are open. Recent tile,14 SEER A/C, Ductwork, Furnace, appliances, water heater,lighting & plumbing fixtures, paint, carpet, and more. Backyard has enlarged paver patio. Clements High School. (3111LB)
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RIVER RUN • 3/2/2 Very open & FULSHEAR AREA • spacious w/ little sq ft wasted on hallways. The home has been upgraded with features in kit, flooring, & landscaping. Gas stove. Landscaped backyard & auto sprinkler system. Master is split from other bedrooms & has an excutive master bath. Master bath has 2 sinks, separate shower, & garden tub. (902SM)
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THE HIGHLANDS – “Great Home & Great Location” Just minutes from mall, restaurants, schools, freeways! 3/2/2 one story plus loft, open floor plan, easy care porcelain tile in dining & den, double-pane windows & new AC (June ’10) for low electric bills. Big kit w/ lots of cabinet & counter space. BIG back yard and no back neighbors!! MLS 82165843 $163,000 (2314SU)
QUAIL VALLEY – pacious 4 bedroom (master down) 2 ½ bath on oversized corner lot! Perfect for the growing family. Formal dining, study, & family room. Updated flooring – tile, carpet, wood laminate. Kitchen sparkles with recent cooktop, freshly painted cabinets & updated hardware. Recent lighting fixtures and ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Generous room sizes w/ lots of closet space. Recent 13 seer A/C for low electric bills. Extended back patio perfect for BBQ. MLS # 17558844. Only $105,000 (2931ME)
Beautiful acreage in Fulshear area. Pecan trees and lake. Perfect for estate luxury site, cattle or horse ranch. Country feel but close to everything. Total of 27.7378 acres. (FM1489)
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SIENNA – Tucked away on a quiet street, this adorable home has so much to offer! 3 bedrms + study, 2 full baths. Entertaining is a breeze w/ the open floor plan--big family rm, formal dining, brkfast nook & Isl kit. Freshly painted w/ low VOC paint! Backyard has raised beds for kitchen/herb garden, veggie garden. Very private w/ no back neighbors. Perfect home for the young family!! MLS # 10496047 $146,000 (10431CC)
2323 Town Center Sugar Land 281-980-5050 www.garygreene.com
SIENNA – Pride of ownership shows in this wonderful home. Beautifully maintained, this open floor plan flows to easily fit your family’s needs. Open formals charm your visitors as they enter your beveled glass front door. French door on spacious study for privacy. Island kitchen opens to den area & wall of windows for backyard views. Split floor plan w/spacious master suite. Oversized gameroom up will be your family’s favorite hide-a-way. $239,900 MLS #21061491 (3706BE)
SIENNA – So many upgrades!! 5 bedrooms 3 ½ bath. POOL! Fabulous open floor plan w/ gleaming wood flooring, upgraded carpet, plantation shutters front AND back! Granite counters, island kitchen, designer faux painting, wrought iron railings in gameroom area. Extended breakfast/sunroom area. Professional landscaping front & back. Pool w/ rock slide. Close to Brushy Creek... MLS 7584826 $329,900 (3522CH)
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QUAIL VALLEY – 5/1 2:00-4:00 3414 Kiamesha Dr COME TAKE A LOOK ON SUNDAY!!! Custom home nestled on approx 1/2-acre treed lake cul-de-sac lot w/views of water, pool & hot tub from major rooms. Floor to ceiling windows, custom designed inlayed wood floor, paneled library w/FP, 2-staircases and Much More!! $359,900 Emelia Appel 713-254-0631 (3414KI)
QUAIL VALLEY • 5/1 2:00-4:00 3942 Pleasant Valley Dr. COME TAKE A LOOK ON SUNDAY!!! Custom home on oversized private lot w/gorgeous pool & 21x15 covered patio w/vaulted ceiling. Perfect for entertaining. Updated kitchen, spacious foyer w/custom designed front door open to family rm w/wet bar. So Much More! $229,500 Emelia Appel 713-254-0631 (3942PV)
GREATWOOD CROSSING • 5/1 2:00-4:00 7634 Broker Oak Ln COME TAKE A LOOK ON SUNDAY!! Open & split floor plan, ceramic tile, formal dining w/coffered ceiling & metallic painted. Entertain on the extra large patio. New Jr High and High schools. Recent replaced roof & painted exterior. Don’t Miss!! $198,500 Betsy Rohleder 281-731-7190 (7634BO)
SUTTON FOREST • 5/1 2:00-4:00 4718 Cambridge St – COME TAKE A LOOK ON SUNDAY!! Fabulous 5-bdrm home, walk to elementary school, park & pool! Isl kit w/ granite, recent SS appl & bright brkfst area open to family living, formal dining & study & roomy master retreat all on the 1st floor. Private pool-size backyard w/peaceful patio backs to green belt, 3-car garage. $385,000 Moira Holden 281-460-9402 (4718CA)
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COMMONWEALTH Really nice one story in sought after First Colony! Many updates include granite countertops,stainless appliances, tile floors and much more. Great floor plan with 4 bedrooms plus study.Sought after schools, and neighborhood! So convenient to EVERYTHING!
One story, corner lot, w/lounging pool, mosquito system, and 3 car gar! Dramatic entry w/open floor plan. Open dining rm w/ columns. Fabulous gourmet kit w/isl, built in desk, & brkfst bar. Lrg, master suite w/ sitting area. Covered patio, spacious yard, arbor by pool, & more! $289,900 (9818MC)
Beautiful custom built with private backyard, pool, & spa. Two story living area, wood floors, island kitchen with sub-zero, & wetbar with icemaker. Recent carpet, & roof in 00’. Dual staircases. Master suite with large exec. bath. Large utility room, gameroom up,& study down w/built-ins. Sought after Clements H.S.! $599,900 (66PW)
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Custom one story, four bedroom with POOL! Very versatile floor plan. Large living area with lots of natural light and view of pool. Lrg isl kit that opens to den or gameroom. Lrg master bedrm w/ two walk-in closets, & double sinks. High ceilings throughout much of the home. 2 wetbars. Cooktop and dishwasher have been replaced, along with fresh paint! $144,900 (3414PL)
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This charming one and a half story Plantation Home is pristine! The fabulous front porch is just the beginning! The floorplan is very functional and includes both formals, a private study and a huge gameroom upstairs. The tile flooring extends from the entry way, into the kitchen and the family room. The fourth bedroom has its own full bath -perfect for long term guests! The huge kitchen is amazing and comes complete with a two-story ceiling & skylight and has ample cabintes and counterspace. (9707HA)
$299,000 • Sienna Plantation
This former Plantation model home is picture perfect and has upgrades galore! Entry, formals and family room have gorgeous scraped wood flooring. Kitchen has granite & huge island. Sunroom is adjacent to breakfast area. Family room has stone fireplace and built-ins. Custom draperies throughout. Large gameroom and 4 bedrooms up. Garage has extension for extra storage. Front and back yards professionally landscaped. Across the street from Brushy Lakes pool, park & fitness center! (10523HT)
$299,000 • Sienna Plantation
This Perry Home, located in desireable Secret Forest subdivision, is pristine! The home is beautifully appointed upstairs and down. The gourmet kitchen has beautiful granite and great cabinet and counter space. Upgraded flooring includes oversized tile, laid on the diagonal, in the extended entry and kitchen and beautiful wide plank hardwoods in the study and dining room. Oversized lot has extended driveway & detached 3 car garage. Home is walking distance to lake & Scanlan Oaks Elementary. (8922SR)
$379,000 • Sienna Plantation
This executive series Perry Home is like a custom home without the custom price! This home has 5 bedrooms, both formals, a gameroom, media room AND a library/workout room! The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite & stainless appliances. $13K in recent flooring upgrades, including hand scraped wood in master, wood tone laminate in 3 bedrooms and new Frieze carpeting in other upstairs areas. Home faces a reserve area and is walking distance to school, stables & Camp Sienna. (3102PF)
SABOR Town Hall Meeting 2011: Janice Tisdale's Story www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BqxxgSWSqQ
Honored 6 distinguished women from our local Police and Fire Departments in Fort Bend County at their 30th Anniversary luncheon, Pearls of Fort Bend. Adela Uchida was the MC. L to R Celebration Chair, Louise Grasse; Sugar Land Firefighter Sandra Elmore; Sugar Land Police Department Officer Amy Cummins; Stafford Firefighter/EMT , Jessica Yell; Stafford Police Department ,Corporal/Detective Rosa Linda Roman; Missouri City Fire Department, Battalion Chief Michelle Braswell; Bee Franks-Walker Chapter Woman of the Year and President Elect. The honoree not in attendence was Melissa Hill , the award was accepted on her behalf by Missouri City Police Chief, Joel Fitzgerald. To join the Fort Bend County Chapter of ABWA call 281-546-8035
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Eclipse Soccer Club — sign up now! Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) has once again extended its sponsorship of Eclipse Soccer Club, which serves more than 2,000 youth players from across Fort Bend County and southwest Houston. As part of their continued relationship, Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas conducts weekly sports medicine clinics at Sugar Land’s Lost Creek Park,
Eclipse’s home field, and will provide VIP cards to expedite treatment at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas. “Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas has a long history of being deeply involved in supporting youth sports and keeping young athletes healthy, fit and in the game,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Methodist Sugar Land
Hospital. “We’re proud to extend our relationship with Eclipse and to be an important part of the Club’s effort to develop successful athletes at all levels of competition.” Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will continue as the primary jersey sponsor of the Eclipse recreational program. The Club plans to use funds from the sponsorship to provide scholarships to cover training fees, improve and enhance field conditions and expand the club’s activities and offerings. To learn more about Eclipse Soccer Club, visit the website at www.eclipsesoccerclub.com.
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Attorney George Parnham to speak at NAMI Fort Bend
NAMI Fort Bend (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Fort Bend will present a program featuring George Parnham, Attorney at Law, on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 7 PM in the First United Methodist Church of Missouri City’s Fellowship Hall Mr. Parnham has practiced law for 37 years in the Houston area, specializing in criminal defense. He gained national recognition when he was thrust into the spotlight through representing high-profile clients such as Andrea Yates and Clara Harris. Mr. Parnham has become an expert in the defense of individuals with mental illness and a passionate advocate for legal reform of their treatment in the criminal justice system. The program is free and the public is invited. The First United Methodist Church of Missouri City is located at 3900 Lexington Blvd, the corner of Lexington and FM 1092 (Murphy Road) 77459. Please use the Lexington Blvd. entrance.
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Oyster Creek rotary presents it’s 31st anual Fish Fry and Crawfish Festival May 7th at Stafford Centre.Doors open and food service starts at 5pm. While your there try your luck with the silent auction, raffle, bid board. An unforgettable live auction begins at 7pm with great items you’ll not want to miss! The reverse raffle prize this year is your choice of a 2011 Chevy Camaro, Cruze or 1500 pickup! Profits from this event help fund local charities and provide scholarships within Fort Bend County. For more information contact Cindy Fauvelle at 281499-9684
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In a recent article in the “Star”, you discussed board members in the FCCA from Sugar Land and Missouri City. Any reasonable entity whether it’s city, county or state have districts and each area of the district is allotted representation. This will never happen when it comes to the FCCA. They seem to want a “certain” type of person on their board. One who won’t rock the boat, one who will be a “team” player and not think outside of the box. Missouri City has its own set of problems and does comprise 26% of FCCA.. These problems
will be held in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church located at 3900 Lexington Blvd. in Missouri City, on Sunday, May 1, beginning at 4 p.m. This will conclude the Friends of the Arts concert series for the season with plans underway for the new concert series beginning in September 2011. For more details, please call 281-499-3502 or email us at FriendsoftheArts@ comcast.net.
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Fort Bend Exchange Club names Youth of the Year The Exchange Club of Fort Bend presented the Youth of the Year Award and a $500 scholarship to Jason Chern on April 13. Jason was selected from a group of young men and women who have exhibited excellence in academics and leadership in Fort Bend County. Jason, a senior from George Bush High School, is the son of Ping and Shyh-Jye Chern of Sugar Land. He has accomplished much during his High School years including: Valedictorian, NJROTC Distinguished Cadet, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Forensics League Distinction and the Fort Bend Academic Excellence Award. He has participated and placed in several competitions including: NJROTC State and Nationals,
Academic Decathlon, Chinese Speech, Science Olympiad and a local Chess competition. Currently Jason has a 4.0 GPA and has volunteered his time to help with Fort Bend County Women’s Center - PennyWise Resale Center, the Chengmei Retirement Home, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry and with the Fort Bend Library System. Jason presented an outstanding essay that explains how important it is to volunteer and how volunteerism has impacted him and the community. He wrote, “… we naturally don’t notice the good that we do in everyday life … This community spirit, I believe, is what makes humanity so special and incredible … We did it just to, well, help others. That’s what volunteerism truly is.”
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Auction benefit “We Are Family” set for May 7 at Marriott Town Center “We Are Family” is the theme of the 19th annual auction benefiting St. Laurence Catholic School. The fun-filled evening will take place at 5:45 pm on May 7, at the Marriott Town Center in Sugar Land. The event’s activities include dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction, and the “Big Board”, which serves as a mini-live auction with an interactive form of bidding. A four-night Alaskan
adventure awaits the highest bidder, and their guest, among other fabulous items. Join us at the auction...you don’t want to let this one get away! Companies and individuals can purchase tables, tickets and advertisements in the auction catalog. For more information, please contact Laurel Keller, Development Coordinator, at 281-980-0500 or visit us on the web at www.slcsauction.org.
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First United Methodist Church presents Fort Bend Boys Choir in concert May 1 The Friends of the Arts Committee, First United Methodist Church, Missouri City will end its season, with the very popular, refreshing and joyous to hear, Fort Bend Boys Choir. The choir founded by Bill Adams has Bottom row: Mac McCallum; Angela Byrd; Carl Hicks, M.D. Middle released eight albums spanning a row: Rick Safier; Lowell Stanton; Timothy Sitter, M.D. Top Row: Steve broad range of religious, secular Alexander and Ray Valdez, M.D. and international music. The choir’s performance will be free to the public but Love donations will be accepted. It
Pictured with Jason are Mike Reichek, Club President-Elect, Ping Chern, jason’ mother, and Valerie Vaughn-Victorian, Jason’s Counselor at Bush High School.
A gift for you on Fort Bend Symphony’s 20th Anniversary The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO) is celebrating its 20th anniversary next season, and that’s something at which they can all shout “bravo!” FBSO performs a wideranging repertoire in historically appropriate styles. For the 2011-12 Season, they shall mark this milestone with many of their friends and some soloists who have performed with the orchestra over the years. They will also revisit some of the pieces that have given great enjoyments for the players and their wonderful audience members. The numbers of both ticket
sales and purchasers, particularly new ones, continue to grow, and there will be some don’t-miss concerts scheduled for the 2011-12 season. Audience Requests: Help them celebrate! They invite their subscribers to submit requests of their favorite pieces that they would like to hear performed next season. Dr. Agüero will incorporate the requests in planning out the concerts for next season. All audience requests must received no later than May 1, to be considered for next season’s programming. Please send your musical selection via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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New hypothermia technique protects heart attack patients When the human body’s core temperature drops below 35 °C (95°F), hypothermia begins to set in, bringing with it uncontrollable shivering, slurred speech, confusion, loss of coordination and more. But doctors at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) are actually inducing hypothermia in heart attack patients as a way to restore them back to health. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital now has the Arctic Sun Temperature Management System, a thermoregulatory
device that enables medical staff to control a patient’s temperature anywhere from 33°C to 37°C. This advanced technology is being used to help improve outcomes for critically ill patients, especially those who have experienced an outof-hospital cardiac arrest. “Recent research indicates that damage to the brain may be decreased by cooling the body’s temperature, as this reduces the body’s metabolic needs,” said M. Faisal Khan M.D., board certified neurologist with Methodist Sugar
Land Neurology Associates. “If implemented in time, therapeutic hypothermia can improve neurological recovery for patients who are unresponsive after cardiac arrest.” We are seeing some amazing outcomes with the use of hypothermia treatment. One local resident, Melvin Knesek, states, “I am very thankful for all of the care I received from everyone at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. They literally saved my life!” Mr. Knesek came through the Emergency Department
after suffering an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. He was almost home after one of his daily walks when he was suddenly struck by a heart attack. Mr. Knesek’s neighbor found him and provided CPR until medical personnel arrived. After receiving hypothermia treatment for 24 hours, the patient had no anoxic (brain) injury even though his brain had been deprived of oxygen due to the cardiac arrest. To make an appointment with a physician on staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital,
Which teenagers may be flying over Sugar Land day or night? Local cadets from the Civil Air Patrol, Sugar Land Composite Squadron, that’s who. Civil Air Patrol is the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has three Missions: Emergency Services, Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs. Would you like to honor and serve America? Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends: Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol. Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space or the military, CAP’s cadet program is for you. Close to 10 percent of the cadets at the U. S. Air Force Academy got their start in CAP. To become a cadet, you must be aged 12 to 18. Cadets meet two hours per week and one Saturday each month on average. Cadets have the opportunity to attend leadership encampments, career academies and international exchanges during the summer. How much can you achieve? Find out by becoming a cadet! If you are or have a teenager aged 12 through 18, interested in learning about aviation or the Cadet Program, please visit www.capmembers.com. This site will give you all the
Shown from l-r: M. Faisal Khan, M.D.; Scott Rivenes, M.D.; Melvin Knesek; Majid Basit, M.D.; Uttam Tripathy, M.D. and Mike Yuan, M.D. please call the physician referral line 281-274-7500, or visit MethodistSugarLand.com.
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You discovered her favorite restaurant. She introduced you to your husband. Now, you could save her life. STATE-OF-THE-ART BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSTICS: Digital Mammography Breast Ultrasound Breast MRI MRI Guided Biopsy Ultrasound Biopsy Stereotactic Biopsy A special thank you to the Fort Bend Junior Service League members who are the faces of our Women’s Health Campaign.
Join us for our Breast Center Open House and Tour Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. RSVP 281-276-8468 or firstname.lastname@example.org Reminding a friend to schedule a mammogram could save her life. According to The National Cancer Institute, the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early are getting a high-quality screening mammogram and having a clinical breast exam on a regular basis. You can rest assured that at the Breast Center at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital you and your friend will receive the high-quality mammogram you need. It is the only full-service center of its kind in Fort Bend County that women can rely on for dedicated breast radiology expertise, state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care.
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Hands and Hearts 2011 Golf Tournament benefits Walz family
Hands and Hearts Foundation of Sugar Land will host its 10th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament at Sugar Creek Country Club on May 2. Half of this year’s proceeds will go to the family of longtime participant and supporter, Joseph Walz. Joe, born in Houston on February 13, 1959, was diagnosed with cancer in January, Shown are 2010 Hands and Hearts Foundation Golf Tournament com- 2011. A resident of Richmond, petitors, from left, Dale Davison, Joe Walz, Stan Wilkening (Hands and he owned and operated a conHearts Chairman) and Mike Perez. struction company there and
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passed away on March 6, 2011. Chairs Steve Roche and Stan Wilkening invite individuals, companies and corporations to support this fund-raising event. Sponsorships range from a Tournament Co-Sponsor at $5,000 to Hole Sponsor levels of $2,000, $1,000 or $500. Individual player fee is $125, and four-person team entry fee is $500. Registration at the tournament begins at 10:30 a.m., when the driving range and putting green will open. After a putting contest, a box lunch will be provided, with a shotgun start at 12 noon. Dinner, awards ceremony and silent auction follow tournament play. For additional information, please contact the tournament chairs by mail at Hands and Hearts Foundation, 5826 New Territory Boulevard #600, Sugar Land, Texas 77479-5948; by email at email@example.com; or by contacting the co-chairs Steve Roche at 832.715.3269, or Stan Wilkening at 713.304.3247. Visit HHF’s website for a tournament signup sheet at handsandheartsfoundation.org.
Drive up to this fine custom beauty w/stunning curb appeal & fall in love! Enter this fantastic residence & enjoy the true craftmanship! Welcome your guests into the exquisite 2 story living room w/lovely garden views. The spacious island kitchen w/gas range & sub zero opens to charming family room featuring builtins, beadboard ceiling & hardwoods! Magnificient master w/luxurious updated bath! This gorgeous home is situated in a perfect exclusive neighborhood which offers a private clubhouse, pool & tennis courts!!
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Congratulations to these PHOTO CONTEST Winners Over 200 entries were submitted to the Fort Bend Star’s photo contest. When the dust had settled we had chosen one winning entry for each of the six categories. These winners and several runner’s up in each category have 60 days to pick up their prizes. Each category winner will get a certificate for a FREE 2-night stay at the Victorian Condo-Hotel on Galveston Island. These winners should pick up the certificate as soon as possible and plan their trip as the Summer weekends book up fast. Certificates must be used before December 31, 2011 and are not valid during Galveston or National holidays. The runners up printed in today’s newspaper will receive a gift certificate to either Las Haciendas or Outback Steakhouse. It was very tough judging these quality entries. Some category winners and runners up received “extra points” for including other category criteria, either realized by them or not that may have pushed them over the edge. You can visit our web site for all finalist entries. This was the toughest category. Many entries had combinations of categories combined into one photo. In other words they could have been entered in other categories and even won, but each photo could only win in one category.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii By Roland Shaw Missouri City, TX
Untitled By Ed Lee Missouri City, TX
celfeR on noit Reflecti ent K By Holly and L r a g u S
Judges Comment: WOW! Really nice landscape photo. Nice sunburst, color and reflection. You have won a free dinner at Las Haciendas.
Grand Cayman Beach Fun By Steve Matthews Sugar Land, TX
ily member, but bject is your fam taken or if the su o-Hotel. You can pick it up s wa s thi ere wh Cond ent: I don’t know to the Victorian Judges Comm oto. Come get your certificate ph ol y. co da lly Fri rea gh a ou this ay thr m to 4pm Mond at our office 9a
Judges Comment: Cute and smart effect using beach sand. You will always know where you took that photo. You have won a free dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
Judges Comment: Here again is a pretty cool “effect” for a vacation photo. You have won a free dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
Trance - Disney World’s Animal Kingdom By Don Pry Sugar Land, TX Judges Comment: I wish I knew what he was concentrating on... Come get your certificate for a free dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
Untitled By Ron Wilson Missouri City, TX
Under the Sea By Kathy Hinkle Stafford, TX
Winner What a tough category. So many quality shots to choose from and was only outdone by the vacation category.
Judges Comment: That is hilarious! Com e get your certificate for a free dinner at Outback Steakhous e.
Judges Comment: Really, really good. You can pick up you certificate to the Victorian. You and your family will stay in a one bedroom condo on the seawall at 61st on Galveston Island.
Graffiti in Lights By Lauren Lastovica Houston, TX
Clements vs. Kempner Header Action Photo by Steve Matthews Sugar Land, TX
Behind Bars By Colleen Michalec Stafford, TX
Judges Comment: Way to go Steve! Absolutely perfect! Your certificate for 2 free nights at the Victorian Condo-Hotel in Galveston awaits you at our office.
Judges Comment: That is a cool effect. Almost perfect! You have won a free dinner at Las Haciendas.
Friends Fly High By Diane Khosravi Missouri City, TX
Judges Comment: Nice colors. I like a subject added to the category. Come get your certificate for a free dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
The Jetty By Chris McAllister Sugar Land, TX
Judges Comment: Good timing. You have won a free dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
Judges Comment: Eerie, forboding feeling looking at those seas. I think you nailed this nature category! Come by our office and pick up your certificate for a FREE 2-night accommodation in Galveston
Tropical Paradise By Julia Garza Sugar Land, TX
KIDS Sister’s Forever By Julie Garza Sugar Land, TX
Reflections d Uz By ma Masoo TX , Sugar Land
Judges Comment: Great timing, just makes you feel good! Come by our office for your winning prize in the “kids” category. you will get FREE 2-night stay at the Victorian Condo-Hotel on the Galveston Seawall that can be used between now and December 31, 2011.
to ruin that reflect : Not a breath of air Judges Comment iendas. Hac Las at ner din have won a free
Judges Comment: I have taken underwater photos and I know how difficult it can be. This is pretty good quality. You have won a free dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
PETS Cowboy at Heart By Lauren Lastovica Sugar Land, TX Judges Comment: Great intensity from the subject. You have won a free dinner at Las Haciendas.
Yuck By Suzie Barrett Sugar Land, TX
Smores - Chihuahua By Philip Hurlston Sugar Land, TX Mr. T & Turtle Neck By Fred Middleton III Sugar Land, TX
Judges Comment : I can almost feel tha t dog’s tongue on my nose. You have wo n a free dinner at Las Haciendas.
Judges Comment: That is one way to trap a tortoise. I’ve heard of duck decoys, but this is new. You had to be really quick to get that angle. Come get your certificate for a free dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
Thank you! For all the entries sent by everyone. See ALL finalists under FUN menu navigation link on our website at
Winner Judges Comment: This is a great photo! I can’t really tell which one is a pet and which one is a stuffed animal. This is really funny. You earned a certificate for a 2-night FREE stay in Galveston at the Victorian Condo-Hotel.
Kramer By Lauren Lastovica Arcola, TX Judges Comment: I can hear the dog “panting”. You have won a free dinner to Las Haciendas.
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Nicki Black walks 39.3 miles for Breast Cancer Nancy (Nicki) B. Black, Executive Vice Pres./ Branch Pres., with The State Bank of Texas, finished the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer of 39.3 miles in about 11 1/2 hours. Her sister-in- law Judy Beglau, who was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer, was at every rest stop, was in the sweep vans and walked with her periodically through out the walk. The oldest participant was 72, there was a woman that walked that was about 6 months pregnant and there was a woman that walked the entire walk with a prosthetic leg. Black said it was an emotional experience but one that she will be doing again. The final amount Nicki raised was $13,125 and was the top individual fund raiser in Houston! Shown are (l-r) are Nicki Black and her sister-in-law Judy Beglau.
60th Annual National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 5
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