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Bubbling issues result in WCID #2 board member Chad Howard’s resignation By Elsa Maxey A flyer insert in last week’s “Fort Bend Star” may have been the crowning blow that led to the resignation of Chad Howard from the board of directors of the Fort Bend Water Control and Improvement District #2.  Longterm board member Howard was

the subject of a campaign that developed in the Stafford community to get him to step down since he relocated to Pecan Grove recently “with his new blended family,” read the flyer.  This is what caused some furor from some water district customers, who were upset about the ref-

“Those people” weigh into state redistricting plans By Elsa Maxey tion maintains that House Bill Rep. Charlie Howard is in 150 reduces the overall share of favor of a legislative house bill the Asian American population that would reduce the percentage in the core Sugar Land district.  of Asian Americans from 30% to It is now split into four different 27% as part of a new redistricting districts in the plan under conplan, according to the Texas Asian sideration, according to TAARI’s American Redistricting Director Rogene Gee Initiative (TAARI).  Calvert. This is not a plan well Testimony in Austin received by the organilast week included an zation.  What’s more, it amendment, which was said Howard claims he tabled, in favor of restorhas represented “those ing the Asian American people” well. population within at least Charlie Howard “Rep. Howard’s arguone Fort Bend County ment that he has been elected district.  A news release from for 16 years by “those people” TAARI states that Rep. Armando indicates how insensitive and out Walle based the amendment on of touch he really is to the needs possible retrogression of the of his Asian American constitu- Asian American community of ency,” said TAARI consultant interest in this district.  Mustafa Tameez.  The organiza- See REDISTRICTING, page 13

erence of his family as blended, according to water district office sources, who said they were told it was a racist attack.  Howard is Caucasian and his wife is Hispanic. According to a water district official, the board was intending on discussing Howard’s residential move outside the district at its next board meeting this month. Instead, a special called meeting will be held this Friday to accept Howard’s resignation and fill his unexpired term which ends next year in May. Johnny Nunez, who is listed as the Chairman of the Committee of Concerned Citizens to Protect Stafford’s Water, stated many allegations in the flyer, including a property purchase by Howard that would justify his staying on the board to continue to collect director’s meeting fees. It says Howard “entered into a convoluted scheme to purchase property in the District,” so that he could stay on the board. A deed without a warranty on acreage for drainage, two percent interest in an easement, and not a house and lot was alleged. Before Howard could be reached for comment, he submitted a letter of resignation to the water district’s board and sent a See WCID, page 7

Weston Lakes may be stripped of ETJ rights By Elsa Maxey   A bill sponsored by State Rep. John Zerwas in the Texas Legislature is aimed at Weston Lakes and possibly other adjacent areas in that vicinity that remove Texas city entitlements and it is being called “hostile.”   House Bill 2901 is specific to the planned communities in Fort Bend County over at “general-law towns” of Weston Lakes and Fulshear, those fewer than 3,000 in population. Considered to be subject to the laws of several different jurisdictions, the City of Weston

Lakes would be required to release an area from its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) within 10 days after receiving a petition signed by 80 percent of the property owners.  They could choose their governing jurisdiction, say supporters.   But on the other side of the coin, in the state in accordance with government codes, all ETJs of a city, that’s those unincorporated areas bordering it, automatically expand as the population of the bordering municipality increases.   Opponents on the record

say that the bill, planned for enactment in September, would place a burden on a city to respond in an unreasonable time period, 10 days, to address the release of an area, not to mention how these cities would not be entitled to the other rights allowed to the rest of the cities in Texas.   This week the bill, filed in early March, was placed on the state’s general calendar. The Weston Lakes City Council has passed a resolution opposing it since it would strip the city of its extra-territorial jurisdiction.

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Magic in the Plaza Entertained a Crowd!

Magician Ted Schawnk entertains audience members at Sugar Land Town Square’s recent family-friendly event Magic in the Plaza.  The crowd enjoyed a free evening of entertainment including music, strolling magicians, juggling and an illusion show performed by Ted Schwank’s Magic and Illusions. For more Town Square events, visit SugarLandTownSquare.com.

Stafford MSD Board approves Hindt as lone finalist for superintendent The Stafford MSD Board of Trustees has named Lawrence Hindt as its Lone Finalist for the position of Superintendent of Stafford schools. During a special called meeting Monday night, the board voted 5-2 to select him as the finalist for the position and begin the 21 day legally required period to negotiate his contract. Hindt is currently Assistant Superintendent for Middle Schools in Fort Bend ISD. “The SMSD Board of Trustees is very pleased with the process used to determine SMSD’s candidate for Lone Finalist,” said Board President Cindy Hoelscher. Hindt said, “I am excited to be

here and appreciate the vote of confidence. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with the district, but Lawrence Hindt most of all I look forward to walking the halls and working with the kids. I want our students to have an instructionally sound education.” Hindt has devoted the past 20 years to public education in Texas and has served as teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent of schools. Much of his educational

experience was gained at Dulles middle and high school, nearby neighbors of SMSD with similar diverse communities and student demographics. Hindt obtained his bachelor’s degree from William Penn University, a Masters Degree from Prairie View A & M, and his Superintendent Certification from the Region 4 Educational Service Center. Mr. Hindt is currently pursuing his PhD in the Executive Educational Doctoral program at the University of Houston main campus. He is married to his wife of 17 years, Kathryn, and they have two children, Zach, 16 years old and Alex, 12 years old.

Five options reviewed

More from Missouri City about drying lake By Elsa Maxey A drying lake on the golf course property in Missouri City has residents wondering why the city isn’t doing anything about maintaining the lake’s water level.  According to the city, the body of water is called Kiamesha Lake and Missouri City has now prepared comprehensive responses about five options for maintaining its water level, and of course the best way to know about them is for the city to make them avail-

able, which Mayor Allen Owen has done.  He said that residents notice the city watering the golf course and can’t understand why the water being used, effluent water, is not allowed to run it into the lakes. “We would be setting ourselves up for some very hefty fines and then would be prohibited from even having the water we use now for irrigation,” said Mayor Owen.  Based on the available sources of water, the city reviewed

The race is on

Early voting for May 14 election now through Tuesday May 10 By Elsa Maxey Early voting for the May 14 election is underway and will run through Tuesday, May 10, for positions on city councils and school district trustees as well as proposed charter changes and bond referendums among other nearby area races.

City races include four single member district council positions in Sugar Land with nine candidates. District One incumbent Don Smithers is running against Diana Miller; District Two being vacated by Don Olson has Bridget Yeung running unopposed; See ELECTION, page 12

Home for sale becomes target of arson

Everyone wants to be a Cat at Fort Bend Theatre for Disney’s Aristocats, to be performed May 8 – May 29 Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm at 2815 N. Main St in Stafford. Shown are Evil Edgar (Micheal Hill) prepares to nab the keys from Name of Roquefort (Addy Lee Elliott) who is frozen in fear, while O’Malley the Alley Cat (Jake Brinks), Amelia (Katie Hyde) and Napoleon (Grant Siebert) prepare to attack in award winning Fort Bend Theatre’s production of Disney’s The Aristocats. For more information or group sales, please call (281)208-3333.

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By LeaAnne Klentzman Sunday afternoon shortly after 2 p.m., Sugar Land police were called to investigate what was initially believed to be criminal mischief at a home for sale in the 1500 block of Caledonia Trail.  However, further investigation revealed that the residence has been burglarized as well as ran-

sacked. Along with trashing the house, the intruders also set fire to a bed in what appeared to be a guest room. Fire damaged that room and contents.  Fortunately, according to authorities, the fire burned itself out without causing damage to the rest of the home. The case remains under investigation by both police and fire personnel.

options.  They did not turn out to be economically or environmentally feasible, reports the city. The price tag for the five options ranges from about $40,000 to $1.5 million dollars and almost all of them only take into account a one-time fill and no recurring operational costs. They include installing a meter on a nearby fire hydrant to pump water into the lake; filling the lake with effluent water, sometimes called gray See LAKE, page 7

When stupid kicks in By LeaAnne Klentzman

So, when ya’ pass a patrol car so fast….your vortex sucks off the stripes, what CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK ya’ gonna’ do? Wreck out! That will show that pesky cop! Early Sunday morning, a Sugar Land police officer was sit’n along the side of US 59, troll’n. Ya know, we pay them to do that. Anyway, while he was sit’n there, a fancy sedan passed him so fast, well,, suffice to say, it got his undivided attention. The chase was on, but not really, because at the speed of light, or in this case… stupid, cops can’t catch up until the stupid kicks in. See STUPID, page 7

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Free & open to the public. Reservations required at 281-238-2800 or visit library. NAMI Fort Bend to meet The Ft Bend National Alliance of the Mentally Ill will meet on Thursday, May 5, at 7:00 PM at the 1st United Methodist Church-Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd. George Parnham, Attorney at Law, will discuss advocacy for legal reform in defending individuals with Mental Illness . Meeting is free. MAY 6 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.

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Freedom of the press is important.....I don’t have much to say this week about some local topic as I’ve been embroiled in a libel suit over at the courthouse in Richmond since last Tuesday. I am being sued by the son of the chief deputy of Fort Bend County, who claims the newspaper defamed him by what I didn’t print as much as what I did print. What is really going on is that I have written far more about the father, who is running for sheriff of our county, and he is trying to shoehorn his anger about what I have written about him into this suit filed by his son. The son is suing about one article which in actuality is about what the father did as a result of the son’s MIP (minor in possession) back in 2002. The “Star” is being represented by the cream of First Amendment

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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 281-726-2665 or susan@susangar.com. 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 832866-5300 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 281238-2100 0r 281-341-2677. 12th Annual garden tour Sugar Land Garden Club will hold their 12th annual garden tour Saturday, 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. I Support FBISD.org to host meeting This organization presents Texas Public Education: Where We Stand on Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to noon, Houston Community College, Scarcella Bldg., Room W102, 10041 Cash Road, Stafford. Reception at 9:30 a.m. Guest speakers Dr. Kevin Jefferies; Professor Helen Jackson; & Dr. Omar Lopez. Free books to K-12 students. Free admission, donations accepted. RSVP to RSVP@ IsupportFBISD.org. Saturday with the Master Gardeners Visit our 4 acres of Demonstration Gardens and talk to the volunteers who design and maintain them. It’s a great way to learn! Park in front of the Agriculture Center located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building to find the Master Gardeners. Gardens are open from 9:00-11:00 a.m. 281-341-7068 or www.fbmg.com for more information. MAY 8 Interested about breastfeeding – join support group Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend Monday, May 8 and every second Monday, at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more information: Laura: 281-277-4989, Melia 281-344-

8585, or Erin 281-325-0618. MAY 9 Learn job search survival tips Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City, will present a free, three-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, May 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Large Meeting Room.The series will continue on May 10 and 11, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night. Local Community Theater auditions for “Oklahoma” Auditions will be held for “Oklahoma” on Monday, May 9, & Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church Friends of Arts summer musicals. People of all ages are encouraged to audition. For more information visit www.summermusicals.webs.com or call Matt at 281-499-3502. Disaster Volunteer training offered The American Red Cross will host a Disaster Volunteer Meeting on Monday, May 9, at 6:30 PM. This meeting is for interested individuals or groups who want to get involved in American Red Cross Disaster Services. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross, located at 2610 BF Terry Blvd, Rosenberg. For more information contact Caroline Egan at cegan@ghac.org or at 281-342-9480. Sienna Book Club to meet The next meeting of the Sienna Book Club will take place on Monday, May 9, beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Large Conference Room at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. The book to be discussed is The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, a novel written by Ann Packer. Anyone interested in joining this literary-review club is invited to attend. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2900. Job search survival Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Maybe it’s time for a change in your game plan. Fort Bend

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During the survey, the fire crew will inspect each room in the home with the occupant and discuss such hazards as cooking fires. Matter of fact in 2010, the most common cause of fires in Sugar Land was from unattended cooking. Most of these home fires started around 6 p.m. After the survey, the occupants are given a form documenting the hazards found and suggestions on how to correct them. The residents are also reminded of the importance of having and practicing an emergency fire escape plan. The Home Safety Survey usually takes 30-45 minutes. Some of the common hazards we look for include: - Flammable liquid storage - Breaker Panel Labeling - Electrical hazards - Water Temperature - Matches & Lighters - Smoke detector locations & operation - Emergency supply kit To schedule a Home Safety Survey, call the Sugar Land Fire Department at (281) 275-2177.

Prayer List Darren Glynn, civilian contractor Corporal Jarrod Wayman, USMC Sgt. Simon Gutierrez, USMC Pvt. Marques Roberson, U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Seiter, U.S. Army Mike Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Dan Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Henry Blassingame, contractor SPC Christopher Kimrey, U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon, USMC Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo, U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Fox, U.S. Army Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado, USMC Airman Oscar Mejorado II, USAF Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado, USN Capt. Richard Carrell, USAF Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams, USMC Sgt. Holly K. Williams, USMC E3 Barett Clement, USCG Capt. Joseph DeWitt, U.S. Army Maj. William J. Stoesser, U.S. Army Airman Caleb J. Powell, USAF Cpl. Erick Tijerina, USMC LCDR James D. Shaw, U.S. Navy TSgt. Daniel Vargas, USAF LCpl. Jeffrey B. Brock, USMC FC2 Penny McGaughy, U.S. Navy LCpl. Raymond Padilla, Jr., USMC LCpl. Robert Originales, Jr., USMC PFC Patrick Fege, U.S. Army Corporal Jonathon Ross, USMC Capt. Clay Bland, U.S. Army Capt. Hunter Bland, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Gomez, USMC PFC Eli Harrington, USMC LCpl. “Trey” L. Chapa III, USMC Lt. Col. Bentley Nettles, U.S. Army Cpl. Jose R. Zepeda, USMC Jerry Zepeda, civilian contractor FR Brad Lindsey, U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Taylor, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Pereira, USMC LCpl. Kevin Canada, USMC SPC Donald McPaul, U.S. Army SSgt. Percy Engineer, U.S. Army LCpl. Douglas R. Johnson, USMC Sgt. Jerome Estrada, USMC SSgt. Joseph Crow, USAF DaNetra D. Pittman, Civilian Conractor Airman Shannon Fleming, U.S. Navy

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Shaunze Faisal named 2011 Fort Bend County Teen Poet Laureate On April 30, Shaunze Faisal was named 2011 Fort Bend County Teen Poet Laureate. The Fort Bend County Teen Poet Laureate award is given each year by the Fort Bend Poets Group to an outstanding teen poet who lives in Fort Bend County. Faisal is a student at Austin High School in the Fort Bend Independent School District. She comes from a family of poets and her favorite poet is Sylvia Plath. She read her poetry at the

event, which was held at Mugz Coffee Bar located on FM 359 in Richmond, Texas. A video of the reading can be found on the fortbendpoets.org Web site. The 2011 Fort Bend County Poet Laureate (adult division) is publisher and poet, Ted O. Badger from Sugar Land (not pictured). The Fort Bend Poets Group conducts monthly poetry readings at Mugz Coffee Bar in Richmond. Poets interested in participating should write to fortbendpoets@ ymail.com for more information.

Pictured from L to R: (Back Row) Colleen Lord, Brett Pinfold, Skylar Smith, Simone Manuel, Daniel Graviss, Antoine Marc, Romy Landeck, Erin Yeager, Meaghan Connolly, (Front Row) Asisa Quentin, Jordan Hancock, Kyle Yu, Kaitlyn Swinney, Alicia Finnigan, and Maddie Locus. Not Pictured: Eegan Groome & Madison Varsico Locus finished 1st with a time of 3:20.50, while the Women’s 200 & 400 Medley Relay (Manuel, Landeck, Smith, Locus), 200 Free Relay (Manuel, Smith, Meaghan Connolly, Locus), and the 800 Free Relay (Smith, Manuel, Erin Yeager, Locus) all finished in 2nd place! Not to be outdone, FCST men made the podium for the first time with their 5th place finish in the 800 Free Relay (Graviss, Pinfold, Antoine Marc, Groome) with a time of 6:44.77! In addi• • • • • • • Kathy Parker • Owner and Manager •

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Congratulations to 17 First Colony Swim Team members who traveled to Orlando, Florida from March 14th - March 20th for NCSA Junior Nationals. Overall the team placed 5th combined while the women’s team finished 4th and the men’s team finished 16th. Leading the way for the women was Maddie Locus who finished 2nd in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, and 15th in the 1000 Free ending her short course season breaking 7 GULF records, and 6 FCST team records. Three other teammates contributed to the individual points for the team. Simone Manuel finished 3rd in the 50 Free, 4th in the 100 Free, and 13th in the 200 Back ending her short course season breaking 8 GULF records, and 12 FCST team records. Skylar Smith finished 3rd in the 100 Breast, 5th in the 50 Fly, 8th in the 50 Breast, and 9th in the 200 Breast and 400 IM ending her short course season breaking 6 GULF records, and 11 FCST team records. Romy

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Sugar Land’s 3rd Annual Memorial Day Ceremony set for May 30 The third annual Sugar Land Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30, at 10 a.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., will honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country. The event -- organized by the City of Sugar Land -- will include a presentation of colors, tributes from members of the community, a short essay reading from local students, words of remembrance from local veterans, and choral and patriotic musical selections. Educational and commemorative activities throughout the park will allow families

an opportunity to view several military displays, including artifacts and vehicles. Houston Marine Moms will host a donation and care package booth supporting men and women serving overseas. Community members are asked to submit non-perishable items such as tuna/chicken packets, non-white crew socks, granola/ power bars, hand sanitizer, sunscreen and beef jerky. The City will provide prepaid post cards for those who want to send messages of gratitude to U.S. Armed Forces members stationed throughout the world. Free event parking will be available at the University of

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community news ing fires. Matter of fact in 2010, the most common cause of fires in Sugar Land was from unattended cooking. Most of these home fires started around 6 p.m. After the survey, the occupants are given a form documenting the hazards found and suggestions on how to correct them. The residents are also reminded of the importance of having and practicing an emergency fire escape plan. The Home Safety Survey usually takes 30-45 minutes. Some of the common hazards we look for include: - Flammable liquid storage - Breaker Panel Labeling

- Electrical hazards - Water Temperature - Matches & Lighters - Smoke detector locations & operation

- Emergency supply kit To schedule a Home Safety Survey, call the Sugar Land Fire Department at (281) 2752177.

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“ 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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“ Jim has the character and common sense business background we need back on city council. As a successful entrepreneur he will find solutions to solve our city’s challenges with public safety his first

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“Harish Jajoo has the experience and the personality to represent Sugar Land effectively from day one. He is the best candidate to continue the work for our City and to represent the residents of District 4. I ask that you join me in supporting Harish’s candidacy for City Council.” Michael S. Schiff Councilman District 4 Savita and Sanjay Rao Maya and K. C. Mehta Rosario and Fernando Guzman Dr. Amitabh Shukla Mazie and Brent Leftwich Geeta and Vipul Anand Crissy and Ryan Nolen Purnima and Anil Shah Madhusudan Desai Dr. Bharat Gandhi

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QV Proud Hotline COMING SOON. Web site for the “new” Assisted Living and Independent Living facilities adjacent to Wells Fargo Bank on FM 1092 @ Hampton Drive in Quail Valley area. LOOKING FOR A POOL? Go to www.quailvalleyproud. com and click on FAQ at top/ center of the home page. Scroll to bottom of “Frequently asked Questions”. DID YOU HAVE A “BLIP”? CenterPoint reported the ONLY circuit events during 4.20.11 at 7:48 & 7:49 am were two circuit operations. They were momentary and would not have caused an outage. Their local office requested to be contacted if these issues continued. DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES. Please report ALL persons (without a CITY permit) to non-emergency number (281-403-8700)

who are knocking on doors trying to sell something. Be sure to ask to see their “permit” made by the CITY. SEE A PROBLEM? Please report, street addresses of rusting or problematic mail boxes to QVPROUD@aol.com. NEW RESTAURANTS. Denis’ Seafood has plans to open in the L.A. Fitness strip center. Go to www.quailvalleyproud.com “frequently asked questions” for details on 7 more. GOLFERS DISCOVERED QUAIL VALLEY. Second weekend in April had 820 rounds and following weekend had 870! The El Dorado Course has a LOT to do with this. MISSOURI CITY POLICE. They are showing high level of successes directly due to on going collaborative efforts and motivation of officers. WOW!

For details contact their Liaison Officer Dan Flagg. MOSQUITO SPRAYING BEGINS. Cypress Creek Pest Control is scheduled through the fiscal year. Current cycle is “every” Thursday and covers all the public right-of-way inside CITY limits. PROUD NEEDS YOUR HELP. If your home is adjacent to a park or a golf course, display your street number on your back wall or on your back gate. WHY IS THIS NEEDED? Suspicious activities can be reported with a more accurate address. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Email the PROUD HOTLINE at QVProud@aol.com. SIGN UP FOR QUAIL VALLEY NEWS. Email your name/address to: ViewsNewsList@aol.com

Finberg takes the reins as President of Oyster Creek Rotary Club Hal Mitchell Finberg, a 10 year resident of Missouri City, has recently been elected to serve as the President of the Oyster Creek Rotary Club for 2011-2012 and has just attended and completed the 25th Annual Lone Star PresidentsElect Training Seminar. He has been a member of Rotary since 2007 and has served as the President-Elect, Vice President, Vocational Committee Chairman and Club Service Committee Chairman of the Oyster Creek Rotary Club as well as Chairman of the Scholarship Selection Committee. Rotary International is a service organization that has clubs in 33,575 cities in over 200 countries and territories around the world. Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self” Clubs are organized along four lanes of service: Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service and International Service. The Oyster Creek Rotary Club supports the local community through the following

projects: • Dolly Parton Imagination Library (provides a book a month to any resident of Missouri City or Stafford 0-5 years old to promote literacyapplication required) • Project Smile (provides both school supplies and holiday gifts to under privileged children in the local area • Fort Bend Women’s Center • Missouri City AND Stafford Police Officers Associations • Scholarships for local High School Seniors • Impact a Hero

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• East Fort Bend County Food Bank • Pro-Grad for Dulles High School and Elkins High School • and dozens of other worthy causes. Businessmen, businesswomen and community leaders interested in knowing more about Rotary should email Mike Baker - thealchemist65@ yahoo.com or Hal Finberg halfin@aol.com The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets at noon on most Fridays at the Quail Valley Golf Club.

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Missouri City salutes Master Horseman on his induction into the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame Missouri City resident Sam Magana was recently saluted for his induction into the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame. At the April 18 City Council meeting, Magana was recognized for being instrumental in many aspects of rodeo, having competed in several events including bull riding. Mayor Allen Owen, speaking on behalf of Council, read a proclamation detailing some Photo courtesy of Missouri City of Magana’s accomplish- Mayor Allen Owen (green shirt) presents Mr. Magana (wearing medal) ments. with a proclamation on behalf of City Council. They are joined by The master horseman began Magana’s family members. his career at age 13 at Frost Ranch, located on land that NOW OPEN is now part of Missouri City, and he broke, bred, trained and rode horses for many years in the area. Dr. Brian Horne Additionally, Magana is one 2419 FM 1092 (Murphy Road) of the first Hispanic cowboys to Missouri City, TX 77459 be sponsored by a major company and he recently retired as the cutting horse coordinaMon, Wed, Fri, 7am-2pm, 3pm-6pm • Tues, Thurs, 5pm-8pm tor for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. w w w. p r i n c i p l e d c h i ro p r a c t i c . n e t

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Tommy Bellard, assistant principal; and Jeni Thompson, PTA president, kept their promise to kiss a farm animal selected by student groups who raised the most money for the fundraiser. Students who raised at least $100 selected a cow for Blake to kiss, and those who raised at least $75 chose a chicken for Bellard. Thompson allowed all students to choose an animal for her, a cow. Blake, Bellard, and Thompson were all good sports in fulfilling their promises to the students.

Zach Robinson, Elkins High School FFA student, couldn’t help but smile after Bellard attached paper lips to his face before kissing a chicken.

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Have you given thought to the meaning of the word and its impact on how we are governed? I believe the word VOTE is an acronym for the phrase “Voice Of The Electorate”. Only if we VOTE will our voices be heard and our wishes, desires and goals for our neighborhood and our City have a voice. We have heard the statement that one vote counts. It should not be ignored. The vote to admit Texas into the Union in 1845 was ratified when one senator changed his vote from “no” to “yes”. In 1948, one vote in the Texas Convention elected Lyndon B Johnson US Senator over ex Gov. Coke Stevens. Locally a few posts for the City Council were won or lost by less than a few votes. When Mark Twain commented on the importance of one vote he replied “A nation is an individual multiplied”. This applies to our City. Your opportunity to cast one vote is critical. It’s one that many have sacrificed to give us that right. As you prepare to exercise this privilege, please arm yourself with factual information and guard against conditions that might interfere with your participation in the upcoming election for Missouri City Council District D. First, examine the candidates’ resumes. Consider the printed material provided by the candidates as their “sales material”. o Inform yourself on the candidates’ activities prior to the election. Were they regularly attending HOA meetings, City Council meetings or other Missouri City related activities or did their involvement begin at the start of the campaign? o What was their position on city issues and city officials prior to the election? News articles such as those in commentary sections of this and other papers are telling; they give insight into real views and positions. Use the search function of this paper to determine if their “sales material” is consistent with their earlier views and positions. o Were they active and giving of their time and talents in Missouri City community service programs? o Have they changed their stated fiscal philosophy to now become more acceptable? o Examine their endorsements. Are they your friends and neighbors, are they our City Officials and local organizations and are they people whose judgment you trust? These factors should be considered when making your decision on the candidate who will be the next City Council member representing you and your district. Second, arm yourself against complacency and apathy. Allow me to provide my definition. o Complacency: The collective thought “my vote will not be important in deciding this election as the trend is favorable for my candidate”. This election is a contest. I’ve asked my supporters to approach it in the same manner I’m taking. That is, “the last vote I secure is the vote that decides who’ll represent the residents of Missouri City District D”. Only Votes win elections, not trends or assumptions. o Apathy: Again the collective thought “the election of a City Council member has little impact on my day to day life, therefore there is no value gained or lost by voting”. If one examines the impact on our daily lives based on the decisions made by this group covering taxes, ordinances, zoning and other issues, I’d argue they have an impact equaling decisions made at the state and federal level. We’re now approaching an election to determine who will represent you. Now is the time to reverse the trend of low voter turnout. That can only be accomplished collectively by us. As Patriotic Poet Roger W Hancock said, “A vote not cast is a vote against your preference”. If we fail to exercise this right we have only ourselves to blame when conditions and events do not align with our preferences. With your Vote for Floyd Emery, Missouri City Council District D we will be successful in “Moving Missouri City Forward……Together” www.FloydEmery.com or Cell (713) 562-0331 Early Voting – May 2nd through May 10th Election Day – May 14th Political Ad Paid for by Floyd Emery Campaign, Fred Grates, Treasurer


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FBISD will host a “504 and Dyslexia” parent information meeting Fort Bend ISD will host a “504 and Dyslexia” Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, May 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the FBISD Administration Building, located at 16431 Lexington Blvd., in Sugar Land. Two topics of discussion will be presented at the meeting: 1. “Summer Fun and Games”

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(for elementary and middleschool parents) This discussion will provide parents with information to help their children maintain and gain reading skills over the summer vacation using games. 2. “Thinking about College?” (for middle and high-school parents) This discussion will offer parents college planning

information (focusing on college expectations, planning, transitions and services) for 504 students. For more information about the Parent Information Meeting, parents may contact the Reading Specialist at their child’s school or Dr. Teresa Grimm, FBISD’s Dyslexia/Literacy Coordinator, at 281-634-1242.

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Locations of Polling Places (Direcciones de los lugares de votación) 2011 Branch Election Day Sites Lugares para votar el Día de las Elecciónes 2011) (All Open from 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. on May 14, 2011) (Todos permaneceran abiertos desde las 7:00 A.M. hasta las 7:00 P.M. del día 14 de mayo de 2011) PRECINCT POLLING PLACE LOCATION ADDRESS CITY (DISTRITO (LUGAR DE VOTACION) (DIRECCTION) (CIUDAD) ELECTORAL)

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city. What about drilling a well?  The city states that a five inch in diameter well would produce an enormous amount of water, but it would not be able to keep up with the evaporation rate of the lake, unless there were 21 wells pumping 24/7, an unacceptable option that increases groundwater usage.   Similar circumstances occur throughout Missouri City with lakes that do not have a natural water source and rain  is also the only viable option for a sustainable water level, said the city.  While other places in the country  have been deluged with rain and may be subjected to flooding from overflowing rivers and other bodies of water, praying for rain in this area appears to be the best option.  Amen!

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are seeking information concerning the identity of the subject depicted in the photo. This subject is a person of interest on the investigation of the murder of Fidel Sanchez, which occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 20, 2011.” Anyone with information on the identity and/or whereabouts of this subject is asked to contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff's from page 1 Office at (281) 341-4665 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477) letter to the editor. Howard said, those concerns nor has Nunez.  “If some members of the public Matherne said the district sent feel my resignation is in the best its customers a newsletter and interest of the District and its held a public meeting on the residents, then I will step down proposed bond referendum that hesitation.” was also televised for Stafford’s from page 1 without The flyer also addressed the METV.  He also said that some water district’s bond election. of the bond projects from previAnd, sure enough, stupid “You are being asked to give the ously approved bonds are not showed up front and center. Board a blank check,” it states yet completed, but in a develSeems speed racer was travel- and recommends voting against opment stage towards that end. ing well over 100 mph. Then cool the bond proposition. He believes there may be some failed and stupid fell in. As speed General Manager Owen misunderstanding on the part of racer took the Reading Road exit, Matherne said the Committee those opposing the upcoming he lost control and crashed his that sent out the flyer has not bond election since there will be fancy sedan, thus giving the pesky contacted the district about no tax increase incurred. cop plenty of time to catch up. Speed racer was given a jail pass from the hospital, and BEWARE NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING booked into the hoosegow.

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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)

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

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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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.

SIENNA PLANTATION • Very special home in Anderson Springs. Extra large lot. No backyard neighbors. Many upgrades incl. granite counter tops. Study can be 4th bedroom. Covered patio, storage shed, back gate, & extra storage in garage. Front porch elevation provides a warm feeling. Walk to the new water park & elementary school. Convenient to Hwy 6 & Ft. Bend Tollway. Priced to sell. $189,588. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

RIVERSTONE - CROSSING II • Immaculate 2 story David Weekley home on a family friendly cul de sac with only 5 homes and a park like setting for all to enjoy. Upgrades include granite countertops, wood floors, SS Appl. w/double ovens, & kit. isl. Garden rm downstairs, the extra large game room upstairs, & huge back yard. Over 1/3 acre lot and priced to sell. Prestigious Fort Bend schools is an added bonus. $439,900. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

LAKE COLONY • One of Fort Bend’s best locations! David Powers home w/ great floor plan including a huge family room, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 Baths. Master suite down, 3 bedrooms up. Master-planned community amenities. Fort Bends best schools. Including Clements High. Immaculate home and beautifully landscaped yard. Priced to sell! $198,000. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

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14033 SW FRWY., Suite 702 Sugar Land, TX 77478

281-437-5044

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brooks.simmons@garygreene.com

GRI, Realtor Broker Associate

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)

ASHFORD LAKES SEC: Come see this immaculate home with numerous custom upgrdes. It’s one of a kind & hard to find. Large 5 bedroom, 2 story, includes home protection plan, well kept home. $330,000 Call Cindy Shaw (281)8319108 (11410AW)

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)9270454 (12919VE)

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

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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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5 OR 6 bedrooms 3.5 baths. Gameroom up & Master down. Tile floors down and brand new carpet, new paint, double pane windows & more! No neighbors behind! Priced at $270’s!

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

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FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND OYSTER CREEK LOT! 2 STORY 4 BEDROOMS 3 FULL BATHS TOTALLY UPDATED LOOKS LIKE A MODEL HOME. OVER $56k improvements/upgrades! RARE FIND! $200’s

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

281-980-3322

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Adorable David Weekly 2 story home built in 2005. 4 bedrooms 2.5 bath mast down and gameroom up. Also study down. Culdesac street. Shows like a model home. Priced at $190’s.

Lowest price 2 story in the neighborhood. Just painted March 2011 interior and carpet all replaced. Tile floors too. Master down & huge gourmet kitchen. Culdesac street with wood reserve behind. 1 blk to park, pool and tennis courts. Priced to go $120’s. Hurry this will go fast.

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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)

PLANTATION CREEK • Wonderful home w/upgrades. Ceramic Tile in entry, kitchen, breakfast room, living & dining rooms, master & master bath. High ceilings open up floorplan. Living room, dining room, den & gameroom are spacious. Master down. Covered patio. (3111LB)

Kim Truitt

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)

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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)

KRISTI HOLCOMB

281-221-4980

OYSTER CREEK PLANTATION – Perfect mix of charm and elegance! 2-story open balcony entry. Unique tiled flr in formal dining. Open kitchen w/isl, desk/tons of storage/cntr space. Master suite overlooks saltwater pool/spa. 4-lrg bdrms/3-baths/gameroom upstairs. Covered patio w/outdoor speakers nestled on banks of Oyster Creek. $280,000 Kristi Holcomb 281-221-4980 (3239IN)

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NEW TERRITORY – 5-bdrm w/pool! Designer paint, wood flrs & great views of pool from main living areas. 5-bdrms w/2-full bath up. Plenty of backyard in addition to pool area. Recent roof and AC units. 50-amp/220-volt outlet on back pool deck for further hot tub or outdoor kitchen. Walk to park & exemplary elementary school. $233,000 Barbara DiBlasi Marlin 832-483-1905 (4415TH)

GREATWOOD SHORES – Custom home on golf course. Warm wood & saltillo tile flrs. Recent roof, AC, built in generator sys., leafless gutter sys. Great views of golf course w/no power lines. Updated kitchen w/quaint brkfst area. Study w/vaulted ceiling, wood paneling, builtin shelves & secret storage closet. Original owners. Exemplary elementary school & highly ranked school district. $390,000 Barbara DiBlasi Marlin 832-483-1905 (7327TI)

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)

NEW TERRITORY – Unique property w/ split floor plan, neutral designer colors, natural tub sky lighting is energy efficient & adds a glow to the main living areas. Easy to care for backyard w/extensive decking & gutter guards. Well maintained home! $157,500 Barbara DiBlasi Marlin 832-483-1905 (226WN)

LONG MEADOW FARMS – Well maintained home. Pelican floor plan. Great entertaining home. Island kitchen w/granite counters, gas stove, large master & good size secondary bedrooms. Extended patio & driveway. Great location. Close to Grand Parkway/99 & Toll Road. $189,000 Pam Kelley 281686-2832 (21011PC)

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Fabulous one story on culdesac street! This home looks like a model home,with a ‘’bargain basement’’price! 4th Bedroom could be study. Island kitchen is a ‘’chef’s dream’’ which opens to living area, making this great for entertaining! This home is ready for you to move in! $164,900 (7411SH)

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!

$334,900 (26HE)

SIENNA PLANTATION

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)

SWEETWATER

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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Nice one story on 1/2 acre! Have the feel of a subdivision, yet the space of ‘’country living’’! Nice tile flooring, large country kit, high ceilings throughout, corner FP, double pane windows, water softner, roof replaced & MUCH more! Storage sheds, covered patio, and even your own smokehouse! Beautiful new HS... Owner transferred, hate to leave! $142,900 (14018CI)

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$259,000 • Sienna Plantation

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Donations needed for tornado victims children) 9. Diapers (both for infants and adults) 10. Batteries 11. Flashlights 12. Folding Chairs 13. Coolers 14. Bedding, towels, wash cloths 15. Clothing & shoes Also, we do have a commitment from Cajun/Navarre Movers, they will take everything over on an 18 wheeler on May 16th. They are also willing to take all donations at their storage site; 2935 FM 521 in Fresno.

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)

$379,000 • Sienna Plantation

281.690.4205

Please support the efforts of HAR (Houston Association of Realtors) along with Suzette Peoples Broker/Owner of Peoples Properties and Texas American Title in Sugar Land. . Our mission is to collect items for the needy that have suffered loss due to the recent destructive tornadoes which hit our southern neighboring states of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. We need everyone’s help. Please join us on our Facebook group, Houston Realtors Help Tornado Victims. Items needed and other information are posted there. Together we are stronger! Please drop off items by Friday May 6th at Texas American Title - 4610 Sweetwater Blvd. #100, Sugarland, TX 77479 Items Needed in order of priority: 1. Bottled Water 2. Snacks 3. Toiletries 4. Hand Sanitizer & wipes 5. Paper plates, utensils and napkins 6. Tarps 7. Canned food (including baby food) 8. New underwear & socks (mens, womens, teens and

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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)

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)

$289,000 • Sienna Plantation

$419,000 • Sienna Plantation

PRICE REDUCED Left to right: Bee Franks-Walker, Cheri Pemble, Kathy Sulik – Business Associate of the Year and Jacquie Baly Chaumette. Pearls of Fort Bend chose Kathy Sulik, of Jane Spellman Insurance agency as the Business Associate of the Year. Her award was given to her by Jacquie Baly Chaumette, at the Pearls of Fort Bend Luncheon celebrating their 30th year. Kathy was nominated by Jane Spellman because she has made a significant contribution to Jane Spellman Allstate Insurance Agency.

David Flory Top Producer in Aliana for First Quarter Aliana Realtor® incentive program awards top quarterly producer with a trip as well as chance to win a grand prize cruise. David Flory, a veteran real estate professional with Remax in Houston, was the top producer in Aliana® during the first quarter of 2011, winning a trip to New York City as part of Aliana’s Realtor® Rewards Program. The program offers Realtors the opportunity to earn additional money and prizes by introducing homebuyers to one of the newest master planned communities in Fort

Bend County, Texas. The top producer for each quarter of 2011, the Realtor who has the most new home closings during that period, will win an amazing trip to a scenic U.S. destination, including New York City, San Francisco, Denver or Orland/Disney World. In case of a tie, Aliana will award the trip to the producer with the highest dollar amount (within the specified quarter) based on the cumulative home closings. Points will start over each quarter so everyone gets a chance to win a trip.

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)

This beautiful Federick Harris Estate Home is a rare find! It is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, on a half acre lot. Home has 3 bedrooms downstairs and 3 bedrooms, plus a bonus room & upstairs. Too many upgrades to mention them all! Entry has stone flooring. Staircase, formals & family room have recent hardwood flooring. Custom TV niches and a window bench seat in breakfast area are nice touches. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances is to die for! (3411SU)

$299,000 • Sienna Plantation

$178,000 • Sienna Plantation

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

This immaculate one-story Ryland Home is ready for move in! The floor plan has a formal dining room and a very spacious family room. The kitchen has an island, solid surface countertops and upgraded Cherry cabinetry. Master bath, guest bath and utility room have recent tile flooring. Back fence is new! Great location!...Home is at the end of a cul-de-sac and has no backyard neighbors, as home backs up to a greenbelt. Walking distance to exemplary Sienna Crossing Elementary. (4034DE)

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AUTO TALK with David & Cindy Fauvelle

David & Cindy Fauvelle Owners of Auto Central Car Care Center

CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

We have more to say about community care than car care this week. As many of you know, the Auto Central Family is quite involved in community support. We are commited to our involvement with Oyster Creek Rotary Club. This year will be Oyster Creek Rotary Club’s 31st annual fundraiser, our FISH FRY and CRAWFISH FESTIVAL. It will be held on Saturday, May 7th at Stafford Centre, 5pm - 9pm. We’d appreciate your attendance and involvement. Come and enjoy great food, live and silent auctions, a chance to meet some other community oriented people and a chance to enter a raffle for a 2011 Chevy Camaro, Cruz or Silverado Truck! Do we have your interest yet? Raffle tickets and complete information are available at Auto Central, call 281499-9684 or visit their oystercreekrotary.org. By: David and Cindy Fauvelle, Owners

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District Three vacated by Russell Jones has Amy Lynn Mitchell, William Hoelker, and Howard Paul; District Four vacated by Michael Schiff has Harish Jajoo, and Frank Yonish, Farha Ahmed. The City of Sugar Land also has nine proposed changes to the city charter. Although a city ordinance in Missouri City canceled the election for two single member districts, B and C, declaring respective incumbents Don Smith and Robin J. Elackatt winners, it will hold elections for Districts A and D; Incumbent Bobby Marshall faces Rodney L. Griffin; Mayor Pro Tem Brett Kolaja is vacating District D, which has Floyd Emery and Noel Pinnock facing each other for the council seat. The City of Stafford with the mayor’s office and three at large council seats up for election will not hold an election since the four incumbents did not draw opponents. Mayor Leonard Scarcella, Felecia Evans-Smith, Wen Guerra, and Fred Woolridge have been declared the winners. Two aldermen seats are on the Meadows Place ballot; Place 4 incumbent Terry Henley is running unopposed and Place 5 incumbent Rick Staigle is running against John Whiteman. Fort Bend ISD has three trustee races that include Position 1 sought by incumbent Sue Hohnbaum and Wade Watassek; Position 4 has incumbent Daniel Menendez running alongside Bruce Albright, Kevin Daniels and Rodrigo Carreon; Position 5, being vacated by Laurie Caldwell, has Jonita Reynolds and Patsy Taylor vying for the trustee position.

Stafford Municipal School District has two at large seats on the ballot with the two top votegetters becoming the declared winners; incumbents Cindy Hoelscher and Rodney Butler are seeking reelection and are running alongside Arturo Jackson. Stafford MSD will also hold a bond election for four propositions amounting to $49.9 million relating to new and replaced classroom facilities, renovations, infrastructure upgrades and other improvements. Lamar Consolidated Independent School District has three trustee seats on the ballot; District 4 incumbent Julie Thompson faces Jamie Dozier; District 5 being vacated by Jack Christiana has Steve Ginsburg, Dar Hakimzadeh, Robert Thomas, Jr., and Lynn Franklin in the race; District 7 incumbent Richard McCarter faces Gary Gates and Rhonda Zacharias. Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 will hold a bond election for repair, upgrades and future growth projects for the water district amounting to $31.9 million. Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3 will hold a Fire Plan Election asking voters to decide to participate with the City of Richmond by entering into a fire protection plan for efforts aimed at meeting mandates related to reducing groundwater use. For information on all the elections in Fort Bend County, early voting locations and times, and Election Day locations, visit the Fort Bend County website.

Cat burglars?

Richmond police arrest three in residential burglary By LeaAnne Klentzman Tuesday, a week ago, Richmond police were notified by a concerned neighbor  that two men were seen shimmying under a slightly open garage door on Long Drive.   It all began when neighbors noticed a suspicious vehicle at a nearby home.  As the neighbor watched, two men got  down on the driveway and slid under the garage door that had been partially left up for the fam- Gomez Brecia ily cat to go in and out. Because this neighbor called the police immediately, Richmond police were able to thwart the burglars in the midst of their criminal endeavor.  According to Richmond police department public information officer Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast, “Three daytime residential burglars were caught in the act of entering and stealing property from the home of a resident who was away on an errand.” Neinast said that “Richmond Police Officers responded and located one suspect, identified as Brecia Gomez, in the driver seat of the nearby suspicious vehicle.” Gomez, of Sugar Land, was taken into custody without incident he said.  Officers then

Oyster Creek Rotary to hold annual funder raiser this weekend Saturday, May 7, from 5pm to 9pm, is Oyster Creek Rotary's annual fundraiser. The funds raised go right back into the community and local charities. The public is invited to come out for a good time! Food, fun and several raffles are all part of this fund raiser. There will be great shopping opportunities, as

well as, live and silent auctions. Come make it a family affair and celebrate Mother's Day at the Festival! Wanda Kras and Cindy Fauvelle still have raffle and meal tickets. So if you want a couple of raffle tickets give us a call. They take credit cards for these also. The Grand Raffle is your

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choice of a Chevy Camaro, Cruze or Silverado Truck! The Ping Pong raffle is for $500! They are also still receiving sponsorships and items for live and silent auctions. For more information or raffle tickets call 281-499-9684 or 713-829-0550. Hope to see you all there!!

secured the perimeter of the home. Neinast said police believe that the two burglars, who were inside the home, saw them outside and bolted from the residence out the front door.  Officers pursued the subjects on foot through several neighborhood back yards.  “After a brief dash for freedom, the two were taken into custody with some initial resistance towards the officers, said Neinast.   Michael Galloway Michael Galloway and Keenan Kirkton, both residents of the unincorporated Fort Bend County area, along with Gomez, Kirton Anthony were arrested and charged with Burglary of a Habitation.  Stolen personal property from inside the home was recovered off the person of 

one of the suspects  at the time of his arrest. Richmond Police Chief Bill Whitworth credits the quick thinking and actions of the citizens on Long Drive as well as the professional response of Richmond and Rosenberg police officers with the incident culminating in a positive conclusion.

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PUBLIC NOTICE If you witnessed a hit-an-run automobile accident on April 24, 2011 (Easter Sunday) at the intersection of the North Bound Highway 59 Frontage Road and Highway 6 at approximately 4-pm, please call me at 713-501-8934. You can also contact the Sugar Land Police Department with information about this incident.

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Is refinishing just for bath tubs?

Not anymore. The Miracle Method bonding process was developed in the 70’s Paul Barnett to refinish bath tubs but over the years we have developed unique processes to refinish not only tubs and sinks, but also fiberglass and tile showers, cultured marble and tile vanities, and laminate counter tops! Kitchen and bathroom countertops can be refinished in one of our durable and easy to clean stone finishes within a 24 hour period without the mess of tearing out or the high cost replacement. You can see before and after pictures on our web site at www.miraclemethod.com.

Regardless of how much damage is done to your vehicle, calling the police is definitely the smartest thing to do. Obtaining a police Chuck Charlton report is crucial and helpful for insurance companies to determine liability between parties. A police report will also clarify any future questions or discrepancies between parties as to what happened. You will also receive a report with information including name, address, insurance company, etc. of all parties involved, which will help you in filing a claim. Jimmy’s Paint and Body welcomes the opportunity to assist you with handling this process as well as restoring your vehicle to pre-accident condition. And remember, you have the right to choose your repair facility.

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Should I call the police when I am involved in an accident?

What summer activities should my child do to stay academically sharp?

All year long, many children crave for the freedoms of summer! But when Melissa Lee Center Director a math workbook is placed on Mosaic Learning Center their table in their blissful sunshine days, getting them to keep up their academics can be like pulling teeth! That’s why extracurricular and academic summer programs are a win-win situation for parent and child! Psychologists have observed that students learn best with a hands-on approach so that all the bodily senses are soaking in knowledge. Most summer programs include physical activity to boost brain functioning, academic work to keep the brain sharp, and fun classes to heighten a child’s creativity in learning!

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My answering service is VERY expensive and VERY unreliable. I need to get emergency calls 24/7. Are there any options to an answering service? More and more frequently businesses are getting away from answering services for both of these reasons. The Panasonic Telephone System with Voice Mail has several options that can solve both expense Lydia Ouellette and reliability. The telephone/voice mail system can answer all of your calls when you are away. If it’s not an emergency, the caller can leave a message in someone’s mailbox for a return call the next business day. If the caller has an emergency, they will be directed to leave a message in a mailbox and the system can call you on your cell phone and tell you that you have an emergency message. You can listen to the message and make the call back through the system eliminating the recipient from seeing your cell phone number on their Caller ID. You also have the option of the caller pressing one digit and being connected directly to you if you like or you can also have the option of getting the voice mail message sent to your Email or Blackberry via a .wav file. If you just want to lower the traffic to your answering service, you can have the caller press one digit to be connected directly with the answering service if necessary. There are many other features offered by the Panasonic Telephone and Voice Mail Systems. ProStar Communications is an authorized Panasonic dealer that has been serving the Fort Bend area since 1992. Please call us at 281.265.3500 for a free consultation to discuss your needs for today and into the future.

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How Do I Know If I Need My Hearing Evaluated? That is a good question, especially during the month of May which has been designated as Better Hearing Month, a time to raise public awareness, knowledge and understanding about hearing loss. Helen Keller once noted that out of all her impairments, she was most troubled by her loss of hearing. She elaborated, that while blindness separated her from THINGS, her hearing loss separated her from Terry Snook PEOPLE. It is estimated that 28 million Americans AuD, FAAA have a hearing loss. You may have a hearing loss if you answer yes to any of the following: • Do you frequently ask people to repeat themselves? • Do you have difficulty talking on the phone or listening to the TV or radio? • Do you have trouble understanding conversation if there is background noise? • Do you feel like people are mumbling? • Do you have ringing in your ears? • Do others complain that you have a hearing problem? • Do you complain that you can hear people, but you don’t understand what they are saying? • Do you avoid social activities because you can’t hear well? • Do you have a family history of hearing loss? • Do you have any history of exposure to loud noise in recreational activities, at work, or in the military? If you answered YES to any of the questions listed above, you should consider having a complete hearing evaluation. In addition, both children and adults are encouraged to have hearing tests every two years to help detect hearing loss. Annual hearing checkups are recommended for those who are routinely exposed to loud noises. Don’t take a chance with your hearing and don’t miss out on the sounds in your life.

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

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“We appreciate Rep. Walle’s efforts on behalf of the Asian American community in this area,” said Calvert, adding that the four-way split would dilute their concentration, which TAARI says “will weaken this Asian American community to elect a candidate of their choice.” Asian American advocates representing TAARI, a nonpartisan project of the Asian American Justice Center, have testified

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against what it calls the fracturing of the Asian American community in Fort Bend, particularly around Sugar Land.  The goals of TAARI are to affirm in the public record where Asian Americans comprise communities of interest with shared social and economic characteristics such as income, educational backgrounds, housing patterns, culture and language, and employment and economic patterns.

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By Elsa Maxey Not quite two years ago the Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) No. 2 broke ground and today, its customers are drinking surface water from the Brazos River that has undergone treatment and filtration in Fort Bend’s first surface water treatment plant. Built by LEM Construction with 2006 bonds approved by district customers, the less than $15 million plant’s ribbon cutting took place last Friday, April 29, in Stafford on Fifth Street. That is where the newly named James Williams plant is located and it signals the county’s com-

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mitment to meet state regulatory mandates to substitute surface water for groundwater that comes out of wells. The water conversion of Fort Bend County WCID No. 2 is part of the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s effort to meet the requirements calling for a 30 percent conversion by 2012 and 60 percent by 2025. With this new plant, residents and businesses in Stafford, part of Missouri City, and other extraterritorial jurisdictions are already well on their way. Water district General Manager Owen Matherne said Fort Bend County WCID No. 2 was created in 1946, and it began planning for surface water conversion in 1985, when Jones and Carter Engineers recommended it. Matherne spoke about the importance of conversion to prevent subsidence that contributes to flooding and to also provide for high quality alternative drinking water. At the event, one of the district’s past presidents, Fred Ross, was commended for having bought the plant’s 80 acres next to a Gulf Coast Water Authority canal at an auction back in 1996. Water district board officials and event speakers Martin Saldua and James Williams were followed by the ribbon cutting and tours of the plant facilities. Debbie Bennett, Jenny Michelle and Mark Williams, children of district’s board presi-

(l-r) Fort Bend County WCID No. 2 President James Williams, Stafford Public Works Director Lawrence Vaccaro, Meadows Place Mayor Charles Jessup and water district General Manager Owen Matherne toast their Brazos River water drink to Fort Bend County’s first surface water treatment plant in Stafford.  Ribbon cutting event participants were treated to samples of the surface water now flowing through the pipelines to district resident and business customers. dent, after whom the facility was named, were special guests at the ceremony. Michelle shared childhood memories of what was probably her father’s first water project—unclogging a commode where she placed her play teapot set. Fort Bend WCID No. 2 will be holding a bond referendum on May 14 for repair, upgrade, and future growth projects amounting to $31.9 million. Matherne said that when voters approved the bonds that financed the construction of the surface water treat-

ment plant, which "belongs to all of you," he said at the ribbon cutting, and other projects, the district has been able to accomplish them without a tax increase. “Along the same lines as what is proposed with the projects to be included with the bonds our customers will vote on this May,” he said. More surface water treatment plants will be constructed in Fort Bend County. Those under construction include one in Missouri City, Sugar Land, and the Pecan Grove area.

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“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 minilive 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

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6th Annual Beacon of Hope Banquet set for May 20 Mental Health America of Fort Bend County announces the 6th Annual Beacon of Hope Banquet "Masquerade MadnessUnmasking the Promise of Mental Health Wellness" Friday, May 20, from 6:30 pm-10:30 pm at Sugar Creek Country Club. Speaker will be Jim "Mattress Mack" Mcingvale. Banquet Photo by Steve Magoon Shown (l-r): Banquet Co-Chair will present Gay Williams and Board Member, Deanna Award and Bell Ringer Award. Clapsaddle; Executive Director of MHA of FBC, Laura Richard; Parks Youth Ranch BOD Pink Flamingos President, Richard Hogan; Cindi are everywhere! Harwood Rose; Mahesh Mahbubani; Banquet Co-Chair and Board Member, Teresa Cox Reading; Councilwoman and Mistress of Ceremonies, Jacquie Baly Chaumette; Gail Best.

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Amazing Silent Auction and Bid Board. Sponsorships and Underwriter opportunities are available. Dress will be black and white cocktail. Tickets going quickly- seats limited. For tickets go to www. mhafbc.org or call 281-2072480 Laura Richard- Executive Director. Partial proceeds go to Parks Youth Ranch. Tickets are $60 each. When Judith Ann Everitt drove in to work one morning there were Pink Flamingo's all over the place. "I can't imagine where they came from... they seem to be happy in the front yard of my David Weekley model home in Riverstone/Stonebrook", A week or so ago Judith had heard rumors about people reported seeing Pink FLamingo's flying over Sugar Land. "Low and behold, they have landed here and I am feeding them and making sure they enjoy their stay at David Weekley Homes. Seems even the birds know a good home when they see it."

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