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Fort Bend ISD school board campaign turns up the heat By Betsy Dolan

Early voting started Monday and, in a sign of the times, candidates have taken to social media to discuss issues, interact with voters and take pot shots at their opponents. FBISD Concerns on Facebook has been a hot spot as candidates ramped up the negativity in the days leading to the start of early

voting. The vitriol prompted the FBISD Concerns Administrator, Susan Driever, to re-post the site rules. The most recent dust up, involves Position 4 candidate Kristin Tassin, who recently did an interview with the local Fox News affiliate about the overcrowding situation at two Fort Bend ISD elementary schools. Tassin, also an FBISD

steering committee member, agreed to speak to the affiliate after scheduling conflicts arose with other steering committee members. In the interview, Tassin's title was listed as “Fort Bend ISD School Board Candidate.” "She is not an employee, nor a spokesperson, nor a trustee.

have 1,248 students next year and 1,500 the following year, double the building's capacity of 743. The district plans to build a new elementary school in Riverstone, but the construction will take two years. The district decided to cap the enrollment at Commonwealth for the next two years and new students will enroll at Austin Parkway Elementary which has been designated as an overflow campus. Colony Bend Elementary is on stand-by as

a second elementary overflow campus if needed. The district initially wanted to move the fifth graders to Fort Settlement Middle School but parents objected. "We wanted to make sure we allowed enough room to allow siblings of current students to finish up at Commonwealth", Dr. Phillys Hill, Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership said. "New students will be directed to Austin Parkway as will any new children with dual residences". Hill reiterated that parents who currently have children attending Commonwealth and who have homes being built in Riverstone, need to provide proof of residence by June 6. Parents at Austin Parkway Elementary are concerned about what extra students might mean. "We do have some unused space in the portables, but I'm curious to know what "capacity" is. Is it a reasonable number of children per classroom or do we start talking about waivers to get more than 22 kids in a class", wrote one Austin Parkway parent on FBISD Concerns.

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Parents wary as Fort Bend ISD implements overcrowding plan  Popular faces in town, (l-r) Two local attorneys, Amy Mitchell and Caroline Kelley, High Tech Texan By Betsy Dolan Michael Garfield, Sharon Valiante in the public works industry,  Medical Spa Diva, Dr. Shelena Lalji (Dr. Shel), and friend enjoy themselves at the Fort Bend Chamber’s 2014 Sugar Land Food and Wine Fort Bend ISD has launched Affair. Visit fortbendstar.com for event highlights. plans alleviate severe overcrowding at two of its elementary schools located in high growth areas. Commonwealth Elementary, near Riverstone, and Oakland Elementary, in the northern part of the district, are currently over capacity with the situation getting worse every year, say district officials. Commonwealth is projected to

Stafford hosts separate candidate forums for SMSD and City Council By Karen Daniels

To provide information to the community about the candidates running for local office, the City of Stafford held two different candidate forums last Wednesday,

Even on a Sunday? By LeaAnne Klentzman

Even the Good Lord rested on Sunday! As the faithful gathered at CRIMINAL a Richmond OF THE WEEK area church one recent Sunday, a crook was out loot’n the parking lot. Makes ya’ wonder…where is the lightening when you need it? Seems this car burglar smashed out the window of at least one car parked in the church lot in

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April; 24, at the Stafford Civic Center. The first hour featured 4 of the 5 candidates running for SMSD Board of Trustees. Mike Guerra was unable to attend because of illness. (Opening and closing statements were read by moderator, Stewart Jacobson.) Two positions are up for reelection, but only one incumbent is running, so one new board member is guaranteed.

SMSD Board of Trustees candidates; Christopher Caldwell: Excels at public speaking and debate. Currently earning his doctoral in education administration. 25 year educator. Has lived in Stafford for 17 years. Wants to increase “student success rate.” Three foundational cores are continuing education, STAFFORD, continued on page 3

Gang shooting at Sugar Land Walmart

several rounds from a pistol were fired.” After the shots were On Saturday morning, just fired, the participants scattered. after 1 a.m., Sugar Land Police According to Adolph there was responded to a report of shots one gunshot victim that was fired in the parking lot of the taken to a local Sugar Land Walmart located at 345 State hospital by private auto. Highway 6, said Sugar Land According to law enforcement Police spokesman Doug Adolph. personnel, the victim was He said, “Police learned that a taken to Sugar Land Methodist group of 20-30 men in their late Hospital by associates that had teens to early 20s met for a fight. been at the shooting. Those During the confrontation, officers reported that the parking lot incident was gang related and the gangs were from Alief and Missouri City. The gunshot victim’s friends swarmed the Methodist Hospital emergency room trying to get their associate help. The unidentified victim reportedly A supplement to pull out suffered a gunshot wound in the and save in this week’s torso, possibly injuring his lungs. Star. Brought to you by Adolph said the case remains under investigation and no arrests our faithful advertisers. have been made. By LeaAnne Klentzman

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  A recently released report shows Fort Bend County leads the nation and all of Texas’ 254 counties in job growth, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  This is also consistent with its lead role in population growth. Fort Bend is part of the Houston metro area, and as such,

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2014 Cinderella Ball slated for May 3 at Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s 2014 Gala Committee is busy finalizing details for the 2014 Cinderella Ball. The event, which benefits Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s programs for children whose lives have been torn apart by abuse and neglect, will take place on May 3, at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. Honorary Chairs for the event are Diana and John Null. Michele Fisher of The New 93Q is the emcee. Randolph Holford is the auctioneer. Shown (L to R) checking out some of the Gala goodies are Board President Brigit Engleman and Child Advocates of Fort Bend Events CINDERELLA BALL, continued on page 3 Specialist Lisa Moore.

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The Chris Johnson Foundation Richmond resident, passed away will be hosting the 1st Annual due to a rare and aggressive VOTE EARLY: Begins in the City Hall Complex 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, May kidney cancer known as Renal April 28th for City and at 1522 Texas Parkway. For 31, at Sugar Land Memorial Medullary Carcinoma (RMC). School Board Elections. children ages 5-12. Camps Park, large pavilion, 15300 This cancer is a silent killer, no During early voting you run from 7:30 am to 5:30 University Blvd., Sugar Land. symptoms until it is full blown. may vote at “any” Fort Bend pm every day and will Registration/check-in is from Chris was active in sports when County polling location. include group games, arts 7:30 a.m.- 8:25 a.m.; Runner's he noticed blood in his urine, IT IS NOT TRUE: A and crafts, field trips and start -8:30 a.m.; walkers start he lived 15 months after his rumor that won’t go away is outdoor activities, such as 8:35 a.m. The 1st Annual 5K diagnosis with this disease. that “paper ballots” are not swimming. More information? Run/Walk is open to the public. Before he passed away he asked counted unless the election www.missouricitytx.gov Chris Johnson,(CJ) 39, a his mother, Ritchie, to get this is close. When the Fort MEMORIAL DAY Bend County Elections posts PARADE: This year will be Benefitting the J.J. Watt Foundation election night early voting, on Saturday May 24th due ALL the returned ballots to FBISD having a school “by mail” are included. make up day on May 26. J.J. Watt, defensive end in a safe and supervised EARLY VOTING You can sign up before the for the Houston Texans and environment with their peers. BALLOT BOARD: This parade that morning…. NFL Defensive Player of the “The Justin J Watt Foundation is a Board of between 5 to more details to come. Year, is pleased to announce encourages children to dream 13 people named by the two HELP PROUD the date for the 2014 J.J. Watt big and work hard,” says J.J. major parties and the Board SPONSOR QV PROJECTS: Charity Classic. The event will Watt. “We hope to provide the verifies that “everything is Mail your (tax deductible) be held the evening of Friday, motivation and means to turn correct on the carrier envelope donation of $25 or more May 2, 2014, at Constellation those big dreams and hard work and that the signatures to: Frost Bank, Lock box Field in Sugar Land. into something incredible.” match the application.” Department, Quail Valley Defensive and offensive “We are happy to host SUMMER CAMP: PROUD, P. O. Box 367 Dept. players from Watt’s NFL Beginning June 16, through 06, Houston, Texas 77001. team, the Houston Texans, lst week in August. CITY of QUESTIONS will compete on opposing Missouri City will host eight ANSWERED. Email the teams under “Friday Night Summer Day Camp Sessions PROUD HOTLINE at Lights” during a seven-inning at the Community Center QVProud@aol.com softball game. A home run derby will precede the game. The Clements High School Tickets for the event Athletic Booster Club (CABC) will go on sale January will host their 2nd Annual 2014. An exact date will be “Rangers on the Range” Golf announced later as to when Tournament on Monday, May tickets will be available at 5, at Sweetwater Country On Thursday, May 1 the • Sugar Land Town Square both the Constellation Field Club in Sugar Land, TX. National day of Prayer will be 12:00 noon box office and online www. Proceeds from the event will sugarlandskeeters.com. benefit the Clements Athletic held at the following locations: • Simonton City Hall In addition, the event will Booster Club (CABC). • Missouri City-City Hall 12:00 noon feature a silent auction with The tournament will 10:00 AM • Fulshear City Hall 7:00 PM items such as autographed kick off with registration • Sienna Brushy Lake Pavilion • Stafford City Hall 7:00 PM at 10:00 am followed by a 10:00 AM • Katy Merrell Center 7:00 PM apparel, autographed game“Cinco de Mayo” themed • Meadows Place City Hall • Richmond City Hall 7:00 PM day memorabilia and an “experience package” to sit 10:00 AM in either the defensive or offensive dugout during an FORT BEND inning. J.J. Watt merchandise will also be available for sale. 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buffet lunch at 11 am and a shotgun start at noon. Following the tournament, awards will be given. "We really want our community friends, alumni, and supporters of Clements athletics to come out and play," said Clements Athletic Booster Club president, Tom Harfield. “Fort Bend Independent School District does not provide all the necessary funding for sports,

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Stafford hosts separate candidate forums for SMSD & City Council children.” He seemed uneasy under the bright lights, and forgot to mention that he has served on the Board since 2008/09 and has lived in Stafford for over 20 years. In closing, he wants to provide a safe, happy, environment, and his only “special interest is what’s best for the children of Stafford.” Stafford City Council The second portion of the candidate forum was for the vacated City Council seat of Felecia Evans-Smith. Of the two running, only Author “A.J.” Honore, was able to attend. Virginia Rosas had “pressing family obligations” and could not participate. During the Q & A section, A.J. Honore successfully handled the rapid fire questions from the panel for over twenty minutes. A.J. Honore: Stafford resident for 28 years. Volunteered on numerous committees such as: City of Stafford Charter Review Commission; Board of Zoning Adjustments; SMSD Facilities

Early voting until May 6 - Fort Bend ISD school board campaign turns up the heat race. She has also had to field questions from voters who have Is the district going to take any heard she is a Democrat and action on this or can anybody contributed to John Kerry's 2008 now get in front of a TV camera presidential campaign. Tassin and say whatever they want says she suspects local Tea Party acting like they are speaking in supporters, who back one of her an official capacity?", read one opponents, of being responsible FBISD Concerns post. for the mudslinging. Tassin Other posters dug into the acknowledges voting for Kerry legalities and stated that Fort in the 2008 Democratic Primary Bend ISD policy prohibits election because she "it was an candidates from speaking on important election year" but says behalf of the district. she has been a conservative her For her part, Tassin posted, entire life. "I did not initiate this news "I've been a lawyer for 18 story nor did I in any way years. I'm not going to be claim to be speaking on intimidated," said Tassin. behalf of the district. I have "But we have party politics served this district and was being injected in a race that is asked a question because I supposed to be bi-partisan". have actually participated on Tassin believes that the planning committees and have rumors about her stem from knowledge". another Kristin Tassin who has Tassin was also recently left Texas ties and liberal leanings. out of a Fort Bend Republican Meanwhile... back at Women's PAC forum despite, FBISD Concerns she says, being the only After a Bruce Albright Republican woman in the (Position 4) supporter posted VOTING, continued from page 1

that Albright was a "highly decorated US Army Vietnam veteran", Kris Allfrey (Position 5) asked Albright to verify his military service. Allfrey then posted a copy of his DD214 form confirming his service in the U.S. Army. So far, Albright has not followed suit. In addition, two community members took to Facebook to make it clear that they had not endorsed Albright in this election as one of his campaign fliers indicated. Even a sitting Fort Bend ISD board member got into the spirit, speculating that the "Q" in Q Iman's name (Position 1) stood for "Quack". "The level of "noise" in this election has reached epic levels," said Position 4 candidate Deron Harrington. "It largely reminds me of "high school and child's play". Early voting continues through May 6. The election will be May 10.

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clout and influence on the school district.” Facilities Master Plan approved The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees did unanimously approve the $448 million Facilities Master Plan which calls for the construction of nine elementary schools and two middle schools over the next five years: 3 in the Aliana area each year after #46 is opened and three every year in Sienna after the Riverstone school opens.

Task Force; and many youth organizations. “As a former Vice-President of Chase Bank, and having worked with over 5 billion dollars of economic development revenue bonds to promote different types of projects, I think there’s a lot I can bring to the table to help the City of Stafford as we look 25 years into the future” and wants to “see the formation of a Stafford Youth Commission.” Virginia Roses: Stafford resident for 32 years. Current SMSD Trustee and Planning & Zoning Committee member. “I am committed to maintaining the zero property tax, to keep Stafford a safe place to live and work, be responsive to community concerns, help create in the future of Stafford, a walkable community, assist in neighborhood beautification efforts and continue to create partnerships for the City and School District.” If Virginia Rosas is elected to Stafford City Council she will not have to resign her SMSM Trustee seat until she is officially sworn in to Council. From there, the school board has 180 days in which to fill that vacated seat either by appointment or special election. Early voting has begun and Saturday, May 10 is the General Election.

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“This will have a terrible effect on APE and consequently on property values in areas zoned to it,” wrote another parent. “Again we have to deal with an issue created by planning permission being issued for new development with no thought as to where the kids of the new families will go to school”. Oakland Overcrowding Plan Plans to lessen overcrowding at Oakland Elementary call for a one year plan which includes opening a fifth-grade satellite campus at Bowie Middle School next year. An assistant principal and current fifth grade teachers will staff the satellite center. Additional teachers will be hired for P.E., art and music. Some of overcrowding at Oakland would have been alleviated with the construction of Elementary School #46 in Aliana which was tentatively scheduled to open in August 2014. But the district opted to postpone construction in June 2013 pending a review of the district’s elementary school

boundaries. In a letter to local media entities, a resident who asked that her name not be used, said not moving ahead with elementary school #46 was a mistake. “Trustees Dave Rosenthal and Jenny Bailey contributed to FBISD elementary school 45 in Aliana being postponed last year. A new study they wanted proves the school is needed even more than a Riverstone school. Many of us are concerned why one area (Riverstone) would have so much

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and community” and says he’s “uniquely qualified to navigate through complex relations effective teacher support between our school district, and community and parent state and federal government.” involvement. In closing, In closing, he pledged to be a he has experience in the strong proponent of “thoughtful educational process of teaching, academic reforms that will administration, policy, and move us toward a 21st century curriculum. “Wants the bar set curriculum and focus on helping high.” our students succeed in a 21st Mike Guerra: Has lived in century economy.” Stafford for 27 years. Was a Lisa Thompson: Is a 20 year prior Trustee 2002-2009; prior Stafford resident. Her 3 kids SSABC President from 20002002; currently on the Education have attended Kindergarten through 12th grade; the last one Foundation Committee. Served graduating this year. SSABC on two bond committees. His President from 2007-2013. prepared closing speech began She wants to “give back and with accusations aimed at the current board. “It’s all about board continue to volunteer” and be a and superintendant relationships, “bridge between the Board and not personal agendas or gain” and the parents in the community.” In closing, she wants to “work said “it would be an honor to sit, adopt and enforce policy with the as a team and keep the focus on educational issues.” new superintendent.” Rodney Butler: Is the Xavier Herrera: Has 3 children incumbent. He has “experience attending Stafford schools. and is dedicated” and says “all Wants SMSD to “Continue to ensure a positive effect for family my commitments are to the STAFFORD, continued from page 1

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Sugar Creek Baptist Church, CAPSTONE Ministries, will present the Rob Landes Trio in concert on Sunday May 4, at 4:00pm. The theme for the evening is " Music You Love ". Rob and the trio will be playing your favorite songs that will bring back memories and have you singing along. The concert will be held at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 13223 Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land,  in the church "Commons" located in

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Inside Fort Bend We’ve been called Fort Benders, but what are we if we’re from Sugar Land? Are we just from Sugar Land, Missouri City, Stafford, Meadows Place, Richmond, Rosenberg, Katy or Fulshear?  You know, if you live in Houston, you’re a Houstonian. From Austin, an

Fundraiser set for boy with brain cancer A barbecue fundraiser dinners and more. Raffle tickets benefiting James Fisher, age 7, is will be drawn throughout Beloved and adventurous red- set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May the day during the event. headed pig-tailed girl and Pippi 3, at Villarreal insurance, 3315 Raffle tickets may be Longstocking. Avenue H, Rosenberg. James is purchased from Bobby a student at Beasley Elementary Goerz at 832-744-2345 or School and he has brain cancer. Jeff Fisher, 713-557-3856. Barbecue plates are $8, and For those wishing to raffle tickets are being sold at make donations, they may $5 each or $20 for an arm’s do so by going online at: their main worship building. length worth of tickets. Prizes www.gofundme.com/ Following the performance include a gun, two guided Jamesfishe or www. they invite you to stay and fishing trips, fishing rods, tools, gofundme.com/5je0t8. enjoy your favorite desserts. Tickets are $10 with $ bituaries 2 of each ticket going to Second Mile Ministries.   You can purchase tickets at the church office building located at 13333 Ruth Claire Rose Ruth lived such an exciting life, Southwest Freeway, from 1926-2014 having had a career in the Canadian 9:00 to 3:00 Monday-Friday. On April 18th, 2014, after 88 Foreign Service living in Norway, For more details, please wonderful years, Ruth Claire New York, India, Vietnam and call (281) 242-2858,ext.1032 Rose (nee Forhan) died gently at Japan. After marrying Charlie or by e-mail to bkasper@ her Azalea Trace home with her while they were both living in sugarcreek.net.   niece, Susan and her friends and Japan, they continued to travel caregivers Sandra the world with and Kim, who Exxon - Pakistan, have been unfailing the Philippines and in their care and Malaysia, retiring to devotion, at her side. Pensacola 1990 at She is the loving the encouragement FORT BEND’S, continued from page 1 aunt of nieces, Susan of Roy and Susan population growth shows the (Gordon), Laura Smith. largest increase in the nation at (Bob), Elizabeth Her story telling a rate of one new resident every (deceased) and abilities were 3.8 minutes, cites data from the Mary Catherine legendary. We will Greater Houston Partnership.  (deceased) and great all remember her as New York and the Dallas-Fort aunt to six nephews and one great a charming, gracious and elegant Worth metro areas follow niece. woman who will be missed by with second and third largest Born in Toronto, Canada, she many. increases, respectively. Census was preceded in death by her In lieu of flowers, you may data estimates place Fort Bend husband, Charlie; her sister, Joan consider a contribution to Ruth’s on top of the metro area’s growth and parents, Rachel Bonfield favorite charity, Habitat for rate, 4.2 percent, among counties and James Forhan. She is fondly Humanity Pensacola, 300 W. with 250,000 or more. remembered by her special cousin, Leonard St., Pensacola, FL 32501. New population estimates for Elaine (Don), cousins, Joel, Marc, Memorial Mass will be held Fort Bend County are expected Amanda, Nicholas, Charlie’s sister 11:30am Monday, May 5, 2014 to be released this summer.  Last Mary Alice Wildman (Greensboro at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic year’s estimate as of July 2013, North Carolina) and her children Church, 9945 Hillview Dr., show Fort Bend’s population at Mary Rose (Michael Czysz) and Pensacola, FL followed by a 652,383.  That’s 26,512 more John. In recent months, she was reception at Azalea Trace. Private over the previous year’s estimate. particularly loved and cared for Committal of Ashes will be at As for the job growth by her wonderful friends, Garlan, Barrancas National Cemetery, announcement, data from the Susan and Phyllis. Pensacola, FL. BLS for the county employment and wages reported gain is for the third quarter of 2013, which shows a six percent increase over the year compared with the national job growth rate of 1.7 percent.  Locally, the largest employment increase was felt in Albin “Shorty” Fritz Tielke, and wife, Cathy, Travis Tielke the leisure and hospitality sector. Jr. was born in Needville, Texas and wife, Rebecca, Ashlyn Tielke Of special note is that other on November 13, 1930 to Albin and Brittney Linhart; four greatkey economic growth indicators F. and Emma Wieghat Tielke. He grandchildren, Korey and Kaminclude building permits, home married Verna Dell Engelhardt in dyn Tielke, and Ethan and Emma and vehicle sales, and foreign 1949, and moved to Sugar Land, Mungovan; and many nephews trade.  An updated county Texas, to start a family and begin and nieces. employment and wages report by a career at Sugar Land Industries Visitation will be held at Davisthe BLS for the fourth quarter of as a heavy equipGreenlawn Funeral 2013 is scheduled to be released ment operator. He Chapel at 3900 in June. then became a B. F. Terry Blvd, chemical operator Rosenberg, Texas, for Nalco Chemical on Wednesday, in Sugar Land for April 30 from 4:00 the next 33 years. p.m. - 8:00 p.m. FuEVEN, continued from page 1 After his retirement, neral services will he continued to be held at Davisorder to get to a purse and cell farm and ranch, enGreenlawn Funeral phone…and since the Blue Laws joy the company of Chapel on May 1, went away some 30+ years ago… his growing family, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. the crook was using stolen credit and practice his Christian values. with interment in Greenlawn Mecards before the last chorus of He was preceded in death by morial Park Cemetery to follow. Bring’n in the Sheaves was sung. Donations may be made to ImWho’da ever imagined you’d his parents; wife of 54 years, need security in the church park- Verna Dell; and brothers, Bernie manuel United Church of Christ, ing lot? This is gonna call for a lot and Elton Tielke and Woodrow 9018 Church St, Needville, TX 77461. of mercy and for the woman who Wieghat. Albin is survived by his sister, Words of condolence may be lost her purse … you can bet forgiveness is gonna be a long time Eileen and her husband, Law- left for the Tielke family at www. coming after she has to go get a rence Alaminsky; and sister-in- davisgreenlawnfh.com. law, Judi Wieghat; brother-innew driver’s license! By the way, the crook is still on law, Lloyd Engelhardt and wife, the loose …pray for him! Margie; and sister-in-law, Lavon Feldhoff; four children, Linda Salter, Rick Tielke and wife, Janis, Tim Tielke and wife, Missy, FUNERAL CHAPELS, and Kerry Linhart; six grandchilCEMETERIES & MAUSOLEUM dren, John Ryan Salter and wife, 281-341-8800 www.davisgreenlawnfh.com Katie, Kristi Mungovan and husband, Michael, Nathan Linhart

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

BRIGHTON CHURCH • 281-988-7755 11925 SW Frwy 59 • Stafford (Between W. Airport and Murphy Rd.) Sunday Worship: 10:30am www.brightonhouston.org • Refreshing & Relevant

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could proclaim an edict making themselves our supreme rulers When deciding on the one way for life and over all things. pairs, here are ideas to really fear. Where are Mayor Morales Now that Fort Bend county and Commissioner  Morrison  to and TxDot are free to sidestep investigate this assault on the citizens, subvert the will of democracy against our citizenry? the people, and disregard our Make a note of this, the one way special election, I suppose they pairs will come into existence as

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Clements HS Boys Soccer Team wins UIL 5A Texas State Championship Acevedo, Daniel Namani, Olivio Palermo, Jose Hernandez, BJ Karpenko, Alejandro Saez, Gabe Costa, Jacob Warner, Tyler Hubert, Santiago Padruno, Trinidad Luna, Dawda Faye, Brad Rivenes, Tommy Ling, Kevin Matthews, Jacob Ruiz, Graham Duncan, Nick Fillip, Agustin Rodgriguez, Ladi Akintunde, Dami Onadeko, Nash Cole, Cameron Moussavi, Brandon Delgado, Efe

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juicy goodness, the Oyster Creek Rotary Club invites the area community to join together over a plate of crawfish, potatoes, and corn at their 34th annual Crawfish Festival!  The crawfish is only part of the fun as there will be a children’s play area, a live and silent auction, the famous reverse raffle, and the ping-pong ball draw from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Stafford Centre (10505 Cash Road in Stafford). This annual fundraiser assists the Oyster Creek Rotary Club with providing community support to the greater Missouri City-Stafford area through funds and volunteer hours during the past 35 years.  By raising and providing funds for literacy programs with Imagination Library and the Literacy Council of Ft. Bend to helping those dealing with autism by partnering with Hope For Three, the Oyster Creek Rotary Club is working to improve the quality of life for those in the Ft. Bend community.  The Oyster Creek Rotary Club’s most recent major project is the development of the archery range with the Ft. Bend YMCA’s Camp Cloud, which they leveraged grant funds and funds raised at the 2013 Crawfish Festival to build the range for the youth of Ft. Bend County.  Raffle tickets for an

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opportunity to win a $5,000 travel voucher, $3,000 travel voucher, or a $2,000 travel voucher can be purchased for $100 and includes two meal tickets for a crawfish, catfish, or combination dinner.  Dinner tickets are $20 from either an Oyster Creek Rotary Club member in advance, at the door, or online at www.oystercreekrotary.org. For more information, please feel free to contact Crawfish Festival Chairman Ed Broussard at ebroussard@missouricitytx. gov or 281-403-8692. 

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located next to it was a caterer who serves barbecue every other week for the Sugar Land Farmers Market there at the Sugar Mill. His barbecue sliders (paired with a beer, of course) were a deliciously welcomed “comfort food” in contrast to all the gourmet creations being sampled. Note-worthy food presented at the Bistro Brunch was the very popular spinach artichoke dip served over garlic toast, offered by the Lasagna House. La Escondita was a hit too with their delectable empanadas. Blu Restaurant served up an interesting and tasty combination of waffles topped with deep

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The Clements High School “Rangers” boys soccer team celebrated a huge victory this weekend when they competed in the UIL 5A Texas State Soccer Championship in Georgetown, Texas. The Clements Rangers defeated the defending champs from Coppell High School, 3-0, to win the state title on Saturday. Congratulations to the following soccer players for their outstanding season: Daniel

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One of Sienna’s ‘’special homes’’. Beautifully landscaped home with tropical back yard and pool. $389,988. CALL BROOKS SIMMONS 713-502-8905

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(281) 242-6200

FAX

SIENNA PLANTATION

This may be the prettiest in Lantern Square. Over $25000 in recent upgrades. New roof 2012. $309,988. CALL BROOKS SIMMONS 713-502-8905

Vacation at home!! Water, a lighted fountain & a deck right in your own backyard! Extensive slate patio, deck & balcony overlooking the water! $355,000.

OFFICE

SIENNA PLANTATION

Very rare lot! Nothing else available in Fort Bend County like this lot. Located in Forest Isle in Sienna Plantation. $995,000. CALL BROOKS SIMMONS 713-502-8905

Lovely well taken care of 1 owner Perry Home on corner lot of cul-de-sac. Walking distance to elementary school!!. $359,900. CALL BARBARA MONTGOMERY 713-898-3938

Gorgeous custom Tommy Bailey home on one of the most magnificant cul -de-sac lots in Sienna! Incredible views from all windows. $999,999.

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(281) 207-5200

ELOUISE MARGITA GRI, Realtor

14033 SW FRWY., Suite 702

• All real Estate Investors • All types of Water Front Properties • Emerging Markets • Buys and Sellers

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RIGO AYALA

(281) 242-5829

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Broker Associate

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SWEETWATER - Situated on 16th Fairway of Golf Course, Fuqua Designed Home Features Custom Wood Mantal from 1800’s Oregon Railway in Family Rm; Private Study; Double Crown Molding; Wood & Travertine; Granite; 2 Bedrms Down; All Bedrms w/ Private Baths; Lady’s Retreat; Game Rm; Expansion Storage; Pool/Spa. $1,499,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (38CH)

281-639-9698 713-582-4885 eallinson@cbunited.com

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margita@coldwellbanker.com

BROOKS SIMMONS cell: 713-502-8905 www.brookssimmons.com brooks.simmons@garygreene.com

PENDING

SWEETWATER - Fuqua designed home features dining rm w/wine cove; private gentleman’s study; island kitchen w/SS appliances & granite; Master + 2nd bedrm down; huge game rm + bonus rm; gorgeous backyard with pool/spa; mosquito system, outdoor kitchen w/ fireplace, & builtin BBQ grill. $880,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (5SI)

ARLENE FBISD ROLSEN Character Trait CRS, Realtor

Week of 04-28

ENTHUSIASM

Selling Ft. Bend’s finest homes since 1985.

means being very excited, interested, and eager about something.

RIVERSTONE - A spectacular stucco & stone Westport designed home offers private study; island kitchen w/granite & SS appliances; 1st flr owner’s retreat+ 2nd bedrm down; game rm; theater rm; pool/spa; summer kitchen; much more! Zoned to excellent schools. 5 bedrms/5.1 ba/3A $1,175,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4CA)

281.414.8400

TELFAIR - Classic Designed 2-Story Home offers Both Formal + Family; Island Kitchen w/ Granite; Wood & Travertine Tile Flrs; Game + Theater Rm; Gentleman’s Library; Putting Green w/6 Holes; Bocce Ct; Salt-Water Pool/ Spa.5/4.1/3A $995,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (7514TA)

Anita Milne 281-413-9732 BEARD REALTY GROUP

PARKWEST

PARKGLEN

SOLD

BEAUDRY 3/2• $281,250

RADFORD 3/2/2 • $99,900

MEADOWS PLACE

MEADOWS PLACE

BLOOMINGTON 4/2/2 • $139,900

SCOTTSDALE 3/2/2 • $158,500

UPDATED! THIS HOME HAS IT ALL!!

MISSION BEND

RIO DEL SOL 3/2/2 • $114,500 GREAT OPEN FLOORPLAN

FIRST COLONY - Custom designed 2-story home situated on corner lot offers cast iron front dr; marble & tile flrs; brkfst area, music rm, & family rm w/3-way f/p; island kit w/granite & SS appls; master bath w/heated flrs; private study with f/p; game rm+media; covered patio; pool; man’s summer kit cove. Zoned to Clements! $695,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3135EH)

RIVERSTONE - Trendmaker Designed 2-Story Home offers Private Study, Open Kitchen w/ Granite & SS Appliances, Spacious Family Rm w/High Ceiling & Gas Log F/P, 1st Flr Master, 2nd Flr Game Rm + 3 Bedrms. No Backyard Neighbors. Built in 2013. 4/3.1/2A $385,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4618MI)

Kathryn Anderson e-Pro 2323 Town Center Dr. Sugar Land, TX 77478

• NEW LISTING • CONTACT: 281-460-4236 cell CRESCENTS ON THE GREEN - If you want it all, here it is! 281-980-5050 office Really too many features to list, must see! Custom built in gated 281-980-5426 fax GARY GREENE kanderson@garygreene.com area of 1st Colony on Sweetwater CC golf course. Call for your appointment today! MLS# 37085143 $675,000. (33FH) www.kandersonhomes.com

MOVEABLE ISLAND, TILE FLOORS

HUGE CORNER LOT

UPDATED: NEW FLOOR IN DEN & KIT.

SIENNA PLANTATION - Situated on the 12th Fairway of Golf Course, Stone & Brick 2-Story Home offers Private Study/Living Rm, Family Rm w/Cast Stone F/P, Cook’s Kitchen w/Granite & SS Appls, Game + Card Rm, Computer Nook, PreWired 5th Bedrm/Media Rm, 5/3.2/3 $455,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (8903ST)

FOR SALE

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1 TALL TRAIL Sienna Plantation 5+/4.5/3: Custom home on large wooded lot. Spacious master w/ luxurious bath. Joan Berger $679,000

4115 EASTSHORE ST. Brightwater 4/2.5/2: Stylish home with dark mocha hardwoods, large master bath w/sitting area. Deborah Breuleux $350,000

23706 CERTOSA DR. Lakes of Bella Terra 4/2/2: home sits on half-acre +/- and features both formals w/cathedral ceilings in Family Rm. Joan Berger $449,000

REDUCED 3906 KENN CT. Sienna Plantation 5/3.5/2: Open & bright home on cul-de-sac. Spacious backyard & ample closet space. Michelle Morris $375,000

Fort Bend Office

281.240.8800

14223 SILVER GLADE LN. Glen Laurel Home on cul-de-sac lot. High ceilings, hardwoods, Avanza countertops & covered front porch. Mike Martin $229,000

14100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 245

12104 WILLOW BROOK LN. Southern Trails 4/2.5/2: Lovely home with tile floors, private master suite, game room, and small loft. Sharon Kaye $269,000

Sugar Land, Texas 77478


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BREATHTAKING! Absolutely gorgeous home in gated community,on oversized wooded lot with pool,backing to nature reserve. Vacation year round! Dramatic two story entry. Beautiful hand scraped wood floors downstairs(except master and kit.) Two story living area with breathtaking views! Island kitchen opens to family room. Gameroom up with balcony overlooking pool. Master with sitting area. Screened patio wired for T.V.!Added patio with pergola-Large pool and spa with iron fence,plus extra yard!. $324,900 (4406OA)

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Nice two story on large lot with oversized,detached garage! Wood floors in living and master. Tile in entry,kitchen and baths! Replaced A/C! Silestone countertops, tile backsplash, and 42’’maple cabinets! New gas stove. Nice master suite down with large closet! Large gameroom up,plenty of room for pool table! Fresh paint throughout much of home. Cozy fireplace. Kitchen opens to family room. Spacious utility with room for freezer! Close to all the amenities Cinco has to offer, along with great schools! $249,900 (26606AB)

Vacation without leaving home! Beautiful home with unbelievable views of natural lake and resort pool! Custom built,and like new! Very open plan, with views from almost every room! Swim up to your private bar with pool stools! Great kitchen opens to den. Dramatic living area with HIGH ceilings! Master retreat with sitting area and two sided fireplace also in bath! Lots of windows to enjoy the view! Seperate study down. Oversized gameroom up with deck. Corner lot,3 car plus and circular drive! A true jem!! $549,900 (2734PE)

NEW TERRITORY

GRAND LAKES

Becky Faust

ABR, CDPE, CIPS, CRS, GRI

713-828-9007 RE/MAX Fine Properties 281-265-5533 • Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

for lease

Debbie Marcell

Southwest Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

“All my listings are selling so fast, so many of these are under contract.”

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

Adorable! Owner just got moved in, updated kitchen as well as some other items, and got transferred! Really cute home on cul-de-sac street. Large backyard! Open floorplan with hardwoods in family room. Large master down, gameroom up with one wall a chalk board for the kids! Yard service included in rent! Refrigerator(currently in garage)will go in kitchen. Available may 01, so hurry! Enjoy surround sound speakers in living area! Must have appointment to view! $2,000/mo (1226CA)

JOELLA@JOELLAMULLIS.COM

Absolutely breathtaking lake view! Vacation while sitting on the large covered patio! Beautiful Trendmaker 5 bedroom/4.2/3 on a cul-de-sac, and plenty of room for that pool! Grand entry, hardwoods throughout downstairs. Island kitchen with beautiful granite and stainless appliances. Master with sitting area and fireplace. California closet! Plantation shutters throughout most of home!! $620,000 (7603GP)

• TOP OFFICE PRODUCER 2012 • REMAX Life Time Achievement Award • President’s Club • Hall of Fame • over $10 million sold ANNUALLY from 2002-2012!

Castle Furniture and the Fort Bend Star have a house warming gift for you For over 35 years the Fort Bend Star has partnered with the Fort Bend Real Estate community by reporting on its growth and prosperity as well as offering a voice to the community for new master planned subdivisions and homes for sale and for lease. The "Star" has had the opportunity to work with many of the premier real estate agents and brokers in Fort Bend by helping families and individuals find the right house and neighborhood. This is done through the newspaper by showcasing the realtors properties. As a 'Thank You' the "Star" has now partnered with one of Houston's leading furniture stores, Castle Fine Furniture. Castle Fine Furniture has been offering traditional, transitional, and contemporary furniture from their three, spacious,

locations for 25 years. At each location you can find unique, one of a kind furnishings including living room, bed room, dining room, fine art, home accessories, rugs, chandeliers, and much more. Castle's highly trained professional staff will guide you in choosing just the right furniture and styles for your home! The "Fort Bend Star" and Castle Furniture are saying 'Thank You' to the community and the real estate agents that

PARKVIEW VILLAGE

Beautiful 4/ 3 ½ /3 in Lake Olympia. Pool, spa & cabana, updated stainless appliances, including double ovens, convection cooktop; granite counters, wood floors, double crown molding, great master with sitting area & updated bath including travertine shower surround; private study/office; replaced a/c’s & water heaters, roof. Close to Lake Olympia Pkwy & the Marina. Over 3600 sf per tax rolls, $319,900. (4611KH)

advertise in the "Star" by offering each home buyer a special HOUSE WARMING GIFT. Buy, sell or lease a home from one of the real estate agents that advertise in the "Star" and receive a special gift certificate from Castle Furniture to help you decorate your new home. For more information on how you can receive your gift certificate, please speak to one of the real estate agents or agencies advertising in the "Fort Bend Star".

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

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QUAIL VALLEY

Wonderfully updated 3/2/2, oversized garage, golf & water view. Quiet street with delightful neighbors. High ceilings, tons of storage, updated kitchen & baths, wood floors, deck, great views. $169,900. Don’t miss it!!. (2827BT)

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3/2/2, fresh paint, corner lot, great shade trees, big master, living & dining, covered back deck. $165,000. Clements H.S., Austin Parkway Elem., First Colony Middle. Split floor plan. (4402WA)

• GATED COMMUNITY •

NEW PRICE REDUCTION!! NEEDVILLE\FAIRCHILD - Wow! Huge price reduction. Sprawling Country Estate Custom nestled on total of approx: 5 Wooded acres Low taxes! Two lakes. Huge barn w/insulated /Kitchen/Bath. Oversized carport & added slab for /equipment/large vehicles. Green House. Open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Expansive dream Closets. Short commute to Hwy59 and 20 minutes to Sugar Land. Excellent Needville ISD! AT $725,000 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102 (7807FA)

RIVERSTONE - Build your own dream home with long time highly regarded Sterling Classic Homes on beautiful luxury home site on 75 acre lake in Sugar Land. There are 3 Water Front Lots and one interior lot available. Features to include spectacular view, 4 car garage, room for a pool, etc… Majestic Point is a Gated Community in Riverstone and excellent Fort Bend Schools. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL DEBBIE MARCELL AT 281-782-2102. (4206LT)

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Castle Fine Furniture We Have Your House Warming Gift

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Castle Fine Furniture and the Fort Bend Star want to welcome you to your new home.

Call Sam Refael at Castle Fine Furniture for details 713-972-1633 3911 Fondren, Houston, Texas 77063

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6410 SCARLET RIDGE CT., New Territory, Robinson’s Landing, 77479, Sat., May 3, 8am - 3pm, Huge sale, something for everyone.

FOR RENT

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ROOM FOR RENT, bathroom, washer/ dryer available, $500/ mo., utilities included, Hwy. 59 & 2218, call 832-595-0171.

NICE 3-2-2, 2 car garage, fenced backyard, Tara Colony, Richmond, $1125/ mo. plus deposit. Available 4/29/14, call 832-724-5047.

2310 COLONIAL CT., Missouri City, TX 77459, Sat., May 3, 8am - 1pm ONLY), Baby items, outdoor furniture, household items (barstools, artwork, bedding, kitchen items, etc), ladder, misc. golf bags/ equipment, assorted floor tile, carpet remnants, clothing, etc.

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

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EMPLOYMENT AND REAL ESTATE LINE ADS are $15 for 20 words or less. Each additional word is 75¢/word. Call Denise 281-690-4200.

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3:00 PM $10 FOR 20 WORDS OR LESS, 50 CENTS /WORD OVER THAT. CALL DENISE AT 281-690-4200

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14303 ROCKPORT CT., Sugar Land, 77498, Gannoway Lake Subdivision near Voss & Burney Rd., Sat. May 3, 7:30am. PAY FOR AD BY VISA, MASTERCARD, AM EXPRESS, DISCOVER

ESTATE SALE ESTATE SALE 5303 SADDLE DRIVE, Needville, 77461, Fri., May 2, 8am - 5pm, & Sat., May 3, 8am - 1pm, lots of wood furniture, appliances, musical instruments, full sewing room equipment & supplies, vintage toys, riding lawnmower.

HHH GARAGE SALE

Everything is priced to sell ALMOST FREE Riverbend North - Two days This Friday & Saturday 9am-3pm

Collectibles, kitchen utensils, small appliances, glassware, antiques, lamps, dishes, figurines, framed prints and art, and more. Starts both days at 9am this Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 1426 N. Medio River Cir. No early birds. This Friday 9am to 3pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm Riverbend North - 1426 N. Medio River Cir., Sugar Land 77478 (close to Dulles at Lexington)

The Commonwealth Community Garage Sale

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Garage Sale will be held on individual driveways with over 30 families participating You can pick up a map of the homes participating at our Club House on the corner of Knightsbridge Blvd and Commonwealth Blvd starting at 8AM the morning of the sale. There will be a variety of items including Furniture, Appliances, Household Goods, Electronics, Cd’s, DVD’s, Paintings, Clothing, Tools, Sporting Equipment (including golf clubs and balls, baseball gloves, and more), Trading Cards and much more. Refreshments will be available for sale at our Club House.


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FBJSL seeking new members for the 2014-2015 League Year! Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) has begun its membership drive for the 2014 – 2015 League year. Provisional membership is available to women ages 23 and older. Women interested in learning more about the League are encouraged to attend our Bring a Friend Social on May 1, from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at Flying Saucer or the informational meetings, June 19 and July 17 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at locations to be determined. Please check the FBJSL website, www.fbjsl.com, for updates. Along with events such as Spring Fling and Sugar Plum Market, FBJSL members will have the opportunity to provide direct service to the following agencies: Child Advocates of Fort Bend, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Fort Bend Rainbow Room, Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Fort Bend Seniors, Houston Museum of Natural Science-

Shown (l-r) are: Angela Parker; Mimi Zaybak, 2014 Director of Provisionals; Chasity Munn; Jen Rizzo; Kelly Gardner; and Katrina Sayes, 2014 President Elect. Sugar Land, Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, Lunches of Love, Parks Youth Ranch and Fort Bend Teen Service League (FBTSL), a mentoring project of FBJSL.

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Sugar Land "Bike to Work/ School Day" set for May 8 The City of Sugar Land and Shape Up Fort Bend will hold the fourth annual Bike to Work Day and second annual Bike to School Day on Thursday, May 8.   The event - part of National Bike Month begins at 7:30 a.m. at the South Meadow Pavilion at Sugar Land's Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., with vendors, giveaways and music.   Riders will depart for Sugar Land Town Square at 8:15 a.m. The 4.2-mile ride will take riders down University Boulevard to Fort Settlement Middle School, Elkins Road, Sweetwater Boulevard and Lexington Boulevard.   Sugar Land's Comprehensive

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Mobility Plan identifies a vision for "Superior Mobility."  Participation in National Bike Month is a component of supporting transportation choices and healthy, active lifestyles. Participants may register online at www.sugarlandtx. gov/bike or at the park on the morning of the event. Shape Up Fort Bend is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect the community, raise awareness and encourage activities that foster a healthy lifestyle. For more information on Bike to Work and Bike to School, visit www. sugarlandtx.gov/bike, call Cathy Halka at (832) 2752220 or email chalka@ sugarlandtx.gov.

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AHS Science Olympiad Team Lake Olympia Garden Club's headed to state competition again annual garden tour is May 3  Austin High School’s Science Olympiad Teams took 1st and 3rd places at the Lone Star College-CyFairGulf Coast Regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 29th, 2014. But unfortunately, only one team from each school can advance to the state competition to be held May 2-3 at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic competitions balanced between the various science and engineering disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of facts, concepts, processes, skills and science applications. But beyond the technical knowledge needed to participate in Science Olympiad, participants works on teams and must learn important life skills such as team work, cooperation and creative problem solving. The Austin teams took 1st or 2nd place in 14 of the events. Matt Wilson, the sponsor of the AHS team, had this to say

about the event, “I’m so proud to be a part of this year’s team. They’ve been preparing since last August when they started seeking out corporate sponsors such as Clariant and BP (British Petroleum). We have some of the most highly motivated and enthusiastic young adults I have ever had the opportunity to work with. This will be a tremendous learning experience for us.”

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OPEN POSITIONS The City of Rosenberg is hiring for the following positions: • Light Equipment Operator - $11.19/hr. - $13.15/hr. (DOQ) • Mechanic II - $16.44/hr. - $20.00/hr. (DOQ) • Building Inspector II - $21.88/hr. - $26.25/hr. (DOQ) How to apply: Visit the city’s website at www.ci.rosenberg.tx.us or call (832) 595-3320 for more information. Submit the “General” application by mail or in person to: City of Rosenberg, 2110 4th Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471, Monday-Thursday 7:30am – 5:30pm and Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. These positions will remain open until filled. EOE

Seven beautiful yards will be featured in Lake Olympia Garden Club’s annual Garden Tour of Lake Olympia and Sienna Plantation on Saturday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m.- 1 p.m.  Tickets and maps, which are $10, may be purchased at Kenwick Pool located

Registration for the Fort Bend ISD 2014-2015 PreKindergarten (PreK) Program will take place on May 7, 8 and 9. To qualify for the PreK program, a child must be: a FBISD resident, four-years old on or before September 1, 2014, and (one of the following): unable to speak or comprehend the English language, eligible for free/reduced lunch according to federal guidelines, homeless, in foster care (currently or previously), or have a parent currently on active military duty (or injured or killed while on active duty). The following campuses will have PreK for the 2014 2015 school year: *Armstrong, Barrington Place, Blue Ridge, Briargate, Colony Meadows, Drabek, *Fleming, Glover, *Heritage Rose, Highlands, *Holley, Hunters Glen, *Jones, Lantern Lane, Mission Bend, Mission Glen, *Mission West, *Parks, Pecan Grove, Quail Valley, *Ridgegate, *Ridgemont

on the corner of Lake Olympia Parkway and Crow Valley, Missouri City.  Proceeds from the Tour will benefit Fort Bend Women’s Shelter.  For more information, contact Club President Jo Ann Keene at keeneellie@att.net.   

Donation Drive for PennyWise Resale Centers set for Saturday, May 3 In support of Fort Bend County Women’s Center, First Colony Mall hosts a donation drive for the organization’s PennyWise Resale Centers on Saturday, May 3. Volunteers are seeking donations of new or gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes; jewelry and accessories; furniture; electronics; and housewares. Donations can be dropped in the parking lot just outside of the Food Court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items that are donated during the PennyWise Donation Drive will be sold at one of the Women’s Center’s PennyWise Resale stores, which support the Center's client programs by offering donated goods

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Early Childhood Center, Seguin, Settlers Way, and Townewest. (*Indicates campuses that will offer bilingual Prek classes.) To register a child for Prekindergarten, parents will need a copy of their child’s birth certificate (or its equivalent), immunization records, and proof of residence—which should include a deed, lease or mortgage agreement, a current utility bill (gas, water or electric) and an unexpired Texas driver’s license (or other government provided photo ID of the parent or guardian) that contains the FBISD address of the parent or guardian. Also, since FBISD does not provide transportation for the PreK program, parents may register their child at any PreK campus. For more information, please call the school in which your child will enroll or the FBISD PreK office at 281634-1140. You can also visit the PreKindergarten website.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to Carson Companies to allow the development of a light industrial facility. The property is located within the City in Zoning District Primary Corridor, and further identified as being approximately 11.95 acres out of Unrestricted Reserves “A-2” and “B” of Estates at Promenade North located between Highway 90A and Promenade Boulevard with frontage on Promenade Boulevard. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 7:30 PM and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 102 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY, THE SAME BEING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE, BY GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO AMIT GOVIN AND THE PARTNERS OF EVERWOOD HOSPITALITY TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A FIVE STORY HOTEL ON A 2.2 ACRE TRACT OF LAND ON FOUNTAIN DRIVE BEING ALL OF UNRESTRICTED RESERVE “H-C”, BLOCK ONE OF THE FOUNTAINS SECTION ONE, SECOND REPLAT OF UNRESTRICTED RESERVE “H” FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT No. 20070220 OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT RECORDS, BEING IN THE THOMAS J. NICHOLS SURVEY, ABSTRACT No. 296, CITY OF STAFFORD, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY IN ZONING DISTRICT MIXED USE-1, AND FURTHER IDENTIFIED AS BEING LOCATED ON FOUNTAIN LAKE DRIVE All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

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Free Family Law Workshop Fort Bend Lawyers CARE Family Law Workshop welcomes lowincome residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions and is an open forum. Bring to the workshop any prior court orders or documents that you have prepared. Call 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@FortBendLawyersCARE.org. The workshop will be held from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, in the Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond.

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64th Annual National Day of Prayer Locations for the National Day of Prayer are: Missouri City-City Hall 10:00 AM; Sienna Brushy Lake Pavilion 10:00 AM; Meadows Place City Hall 10:00 AM; Sugar Land Town Square 12:00 noon; Simonton City Hall 12:00 noon; Fulshear City Hall 7:00 PM; Stafford City Hall 7:00 PM; Katy Merrell Center 7:00PM; and Richmond City Hall 7:00 PM. For more information call Mary Cook at 832-651-7771. ABWA May Meeting ABWA Ft. Bend Chapter meeting will be held May 1, Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, 16090 City Walk. Networking and Vendor Tables 5:30 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. Speaker is Kathryn Watson. Her topic is Caring for your aging Parent, Discover your options. Kathryn will help us learn more about the numerous resources available. Guest are welcome. RSVP: to Marilyn@Nelson-Marketing.com.

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Drip Irrigation Sat., May 3: Saturday with the Master Gardeners – Presentation on “Drip Irrigation” by Fort Bend Master Gardeners at 10 am. Master Gardeners’ Demonstration gardens open for tours and Master Gardeners available for tips and advice, 8:30-11 am. Park in front of the Agriculture Center located at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg and take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building. Call 281-341-7068 or visit http://www.fbmg.com/ for more information. Learn to row day The Greater Houston Rowing Club (in conjunction with U. S. Rowing) is hosting its free annual “Learn to Row Day” Saturday, May 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Oyster Creek Boathouse (15910 Creek Bend Drive in Sugar Land). Learn about the boathouse, boats, safety, strokes and then experience rowing on the water with club members! Wear minimal jewelry, snug-fitting gym shorts, t-shirt, hat and sunscreen. Minimum age is 12 (minors must have parent present). Signed waiver required. For directions, go to www. greaterhoustonrowingclub.com. For more information, info@greaterhoustonrowingclub.com. Parents of Multiples garage sale This garage will be at CrossFit Caveman, 4413 Bluebonnet Dr. #2, Kirkwood and Bluebonnet, Stafford, Sat., May 3, 8 a.m.- 11a.m. You will find everything you need for infants & children. Cash, credit cards accepted. No checks. PTO Carnival and groundbreaking Mission Bend Christian Academy (non-profit) will host a PTO Carnival and groundbreaking ceremony for new school Saturday, May 3, 10am – 2pm, 3710 Highway 6, South.

New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713-222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG. Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-2774989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com. RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL MAID SERVICE

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Bird Hike at Seabourne Creek Nature Park Conducted by Coastal Prarie Chapter – Texas Master Natualist. This will be the last one until fall. Hike held Wed., May 7, 8-10 a.m., Seabourne Creek Park, Hwy. 36, Rosenberg. Meet in the parking lot. Binoculars & appropriate clothing recommended. Free & open to the public. 281-633-7033 for more info.

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Sugar Land Garden Club Spring Garden Tour The Sugar Land Garden Club will host their spring garden tour on Saturday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The tour will showcase gardens of the East New Territory Subdivision, Sugar Land, TX. More information including a list of homes on the tour and a map will be available soon at: http:// sugarlandgardenclub.org.

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TUESDAY, MAY 13

“Justice for All” luncheon Fort Bend Lawyers Care is hosting this luncheon Tuesday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Keynote speaker will be Jim McIngvale. For sponsorship & tickets, call 281-239-0015, or Tasha@FortBendLawyersCare.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 17

Spring Fling Lakeview Elementary PTA, 314 Lakeview Dr., Sugar Land, to host this Spring Fling, 10:30 – 2:30 p.m., Sat., May 17. 96.5 will be there along with a raffle, live camel rides, dunking booth, photo booth, video gaming truck, vendors, food, Heart of Gold to buy your gold, silver, or platinum. A fun way to spend your day. For more info call 832-37206549 or jk68ross@ yahoo.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 18

Chocolate Walk Central Fort Bend Chamber, and sponsor State Farm – Janice Vyoral, invites you to stroll historic downtown Rosenberg and receive a free chocolate at 24 participating shops, Sunday, May 18, noon – 5pm. Spring photo booth offering free digital image courtesy of BAC Photography & Design. For more info 281-342-5464.

SATURDAY, MAY 24

Free health fair Perfecting Ministries Church,121 Wood Street, Sugar Land invites you to attend their Health Free on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Open to the public.

SUNDAY, MAY 25

Kirk Rich in recital Kirk Rich in Recital at New Hope Lutheran Church, Sunday, May 25, 2014 – 3:00 p.m., 1424 FM 1092 RD, Missouri City. Admission is free & open to the public.

SATURDAY, MAY 31

Aces for Austin Austin High School tennis fundraiser will be held Sat., May 31, start time 9 a.m. Check in at New Territory Tennis Courts, 6200 Walker School Road, Sugar Land. Some matches at Austin HS, Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land. Entry fee $25. Must be entering HS fall 2014 & older. For more info Shaun.Moore@fortbend.k12.tx.us or TennisCowgirl@Windstream.net. Deadline to enter is Friday, May 9.

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Mitchell is a local attorney, who serves on the Sugar Land city The Tri City Business businesses, charities and council and is active Alliance keeps working at it residents in Sugar Land, in many community when it comes to connecting Stafford, and Missouri City. organizations. Her rundown showed Just the other day on April 16, a eleven municipal courts get together had the reality feel throughout Fort Bend County; of almost going back to being five JP courts; four county close to the earth’s formation. courts at law; six district courts, The business organization met at two of them family law courts; Monday, May 12th, 2014 4:15 PM the Houston Museum of Natural the Houston Courts of Appeal Mattress Mac at 4:15 pm Science in Sugar Land. There, that handle civil and criminal Business Showcase Expo as in a trip through time, a giant cases from Fort Bend; the Business B2B w/44 vendors 5:00 pm prehistoric bone dinosaur in the Texas Supreme Court and the B2C Showcase 281-773-0689 Paleo Hall stood opposite Amy court of criminal appeals with EXPO www.BusinessShowcase.net Mitchell, the guest speaker, nine judges. The election this ALIMOHAMMAD & ZAFAR, PLLC who guided the attendees November has a Sugar Land T.E. Harman Recreation Center through another trip, the one resident, David Newell, who 226 Matlage Way Sugar Land, TX through the court system. earned a place on the ballot by running in the Texas primary, Mitchell reminded participants. He’s seeking a judgeship. THE STATE BANK of TEXAS Participating with the STAFFORD business group, Missouri City The independent and Texas owned bank manager, Ed Broussard, also president elect of the Oyster Creek Rotary Club, extended invitations to the upcoming Fish Fry and Crawfish Festival to be held this Saturday, May 3, at the Stafford Centre. Mike and Sally Ladouceur of the Fallen Heroes Survivors Foundation came with cute dog, Fifi, as they shared stories about the foundation’s work with children of the fallen and the importance of supporting them with psychological, therapeutic and emotional help. Mitchell’s informative presentation was brief, partly because of another competing event, a going away party 13010 Murphy Road, Stafford, TX 77477 • 281.494.6686 for Sugar Land’s Economic 3330 Antoine, Houston, TX 77092 • 713.681.2265 www.tsbot.com Development Director Regina Morales, who worked for the city for almost ten years. Morales was spotted this past weekend at the Sugar Land Food and Wine Affair. Visit fortbendstar.com for photo highlights of so many foodies and those tasting wines attending another fabulous annual event in Fort Bend.

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The Austin Angels and the Junior Clinic participants. You will not want to miss the Austin Angels annual spring show – Angelica on May 9th at 7:00 pm at Austin High School. If you do, you might miss one of the most drop-dead adorable performances ever to grace the Austin Auditorium – the Austin Angels Junior Clinic participants in their souvenir Angels Dance Clinic T-shirt. This year, the Austin Angels Dance Team hosted almost 50 participants, ranging in age from 3-14, for the annual Austin Angels Junior Dance Clinic. Students worked with members of the Angels to learn jumps, turns, and kicks that were incorporated into a routine which was performed for their parents at the end of the

clinic and will be performed at Angelica. The choreographed dance was to “Best Song Ever” by One Direction and it was the “best dance ever”. The Austin Angels love this event since they not only get to teach the participants a dance, but they also get to watch the Junior Angels perform for the smiling faces of their friends and family. Tickets for Angelica, the Austin Angels Spring Show, for either Friday, May 9th at 7 pm or Saturday, May 10th at 7 pm can be purchased during all lunches- May 6th-9th at Austin High School for a discounted price or for regular price the day of the show. For more information, contact Asha Vaidya at vaidyas@msn.com.

Telfair Charity Walk set for Saturday, May 3 Please help The Literacy Council of Fort Bend reach their fundraising goal! There's only five days left to join the Telfair Charity Walk of Your Choice. So if you've already joined Team Literacy Champions or donated, thank you, they appreciate your generosity. And if you've been meaning to join Team Literacy Champions or make a contribution, you still have time! Special thanks to Living Word Lutheran Church and Girl Scout Troop 26065 for their support! The registration fee costs $35 for adults and $15 for kids through midnight on May 2, so click here to join Team Literacy Champions today! It'll be a great day of fun for

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