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Stafford City Council commends the Fort Bend Subregional Plan Karen Daniels
At last week's Stafford City Council meeting, H-GAC and Traffic Engineers. Inc gave a presentation on their findings and vision plan for the Subregional Planning Initiative (SPI) that is aimed at strengthening and growing Fort Bend County as the
premier location in Texas to live, connect, prosper, learn, and enjoy quality of life. Although six other cities are involved in the report, the presentation focused on the study as it pertains to the City of Stafford. Between 1980 and 2010, the population in Stafford grew 4.5% per year, while the
A $311,000 community development block grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be helping the
City of Arcola with city-wide water system improvements. The grant has been awarded for upgrades that include constructing and installing a water distribution and supply system in the southern part
By Elsa Maxey
There’s a new coalition in town. It’s called the State Highway 36-A coalition and at this point it has a board, in part founded by Fort Bend County along with Waller and Brazoria counties. Fort Bend County
Victory for Strike Out Autism
STAFFORD, continued on page 10
Commissioners recently voted to appoint Commissioners Richard Morrison and Andy Meyers as directors to represent the county on its board and that means the interest of the taxpayers. County engineer Richard Stolleis will also serve on the founding board
of the city. Specifically, the project’s service area is bounded on the north by the railroad and Briscoe Canal. On the west, the boundary is FM 521 and roughly by the city limits on the south and east, according to an agreement entered between the City of Arcola and Fort Bend County. Fort Bend County is the grantee of the funds and is charged with the responsibility to comply with the terms and conditions about the use of the grant monies. Because the “city is not familiar with such federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to the expenditure” of the community development block grant government funds,
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overall growth in Fort Bend County grew 5.1%. The average commute time for Stafford residents is an estimated 28 minutes. Stafford is the most diverse city in Fort Bend County (and Fort Bend County is the most diverse ccounty in the US).
County to oversee funds and water system upgrades in City of Arcola By Elsa Maxey
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“Strike Out Cancer Night” held
Photos by Ran DeBord, Mary Favre, Liz Furman, Brenda Perry
Cheers and chants are still buzzing in the community as the First Annual Strike Out Autism Family Fun Day gained three victories during one event on April 21. Hope for Three hit a grand slam by hosting more than 400 members of the autism community to an exciting family day of exclusive events, food and fun. Fans and supporters of Fort Bend County was empowered and inspired to see the ability in the disability of autism. The event, a collaborative effort between Hope for Three, Sugar Land Skeeters, Judge Bob Hebert, Mayors and elected officials of Fort Bend County is the largest of its kind held in the community to commemorate April as Autism Awareness Month. Children and their volunteer buddies join together for on field play reminding others to “Be the Difference”. See related article on page 7.
Shaping the face of Stafford with new design in building By Karen Daniels
One of the newest buildings in the City of Stafford is hard to miss if you're driving down Highway 90 due to its unique design: Apex Cheer Gym. The design is so intriguing that as a driver you have to be careful not to take your eyes away from the road for too long. The concept and design of this building is from architect J. Thomas Marrow, president of Tomorrow Planning, Inc. He explained, "When we were first getting started on their design, owners Roque Baecker and Craig Jones, along with Apex' managers and staff, challenged Tomorrow Planning Inc. to design a facility and facade that reflected the
dynamic energy that was soon to be happening inside." Of all the cities in Texas, Mr. Marrow says his favorite to work with is Stafford. In addition to telling his clients about the city's policy for no property taxes, working with the Building Director and Zoning Administrator has always been efficient and professional. "Of all of the places we've designed and managed projects, our favorite place to work is in the City of Stafford. They work with us to help accomplish our clients goals, while still adhering to codes and city ordinances. I just think its incredible and unique the way the Stafford Mayor and City Council have created a different kind of environment."
Tomorrow Planning has designed 14 facilities in Stafford with an additional 19 in Fort Bend County, not including numerous finish-outs and remodels. With over two-hundred plus designs in the State of Texas, SHAPING, continued on page 10
Hoodie robber hits Rosenberg shoe store
NW Fort Bend areas see increase in robberies
By LeaAnne Klentzman
By LeaAnne Klentzman
The suspect was described as a black male, 5’7”-5’9”, weighing Rosenberg police are searching approximately 200-220 pounds. for clues in shoe store robbery. He was wearing an Orange Assistant police chief Dallis hoodie with “Texas Longhorns” Warren said Monday that printed on the front, black pants detectives were investigating and black shoes said Warren. a robbery at the 3 for $25 shoe The suspect is believed Store that occurred Sunday to have been wearing an afternoon. unknown type of mask and According to Warren a man left the store walking in the entered the shoe store located direction of Wilson Drive. in the 5100 block of Ave H/US Anyone with information is Sugar Land resident Rosemary Herron throws out a ceremonial first pitch at the MD Anderson Regional Care 90A in Rosenberg, threatened asked to call Rosenberg police Center “Strike Out Cancer Night” at Constellation Field on May 4th. Herron, a long-time volunteer at the the clerk with a handgun and at 832-595-3700 or make an Sugar Land Regional Care Center, is currently receiving treatment at the Center and was honored – alongside demanded cash, then left with anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers other cancer patients and survivors – at the annual event on Saturday night. loot in hand. by calling 281-342-TIPS.
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The Apex building is located on Highway 90-A.
Over a week has passed and no details are available on three north Fort Bend robberies. According to reports, three different robberies have been reported but no information has been released by the Sheriff or his staff. On April 26, at 10:47pm, in the 5600 block of the Grand Parkway/State 99, Sheriff’s deputies responded to an aggravated robbery. No details have been released.
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QVMS to host UNICEF International Festival May 11 The Quail Valley Middle School National Junior Honor Society is hosting an international festival featuring a multitude of cultural booths, games, and activities for people of all ages with all proceeds supporting the UNICEF organization. UNICEF is a worldwide organization that saves millions of children in 190 different countries and territories that are in poverty. These innocent children are subject to dehydration, malnutrition, abuse and exploitation. Many
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Making a positive difference for our troops The Quail Valley Exchange Club and Tip of the Spear.org have a joint project that supports Troops deployed to hostile locations outside the United States. Shipments of supplies are mailed to their "adopted" platoons. This week members of the Quail Valley Exchange Club met to pack 60 boxes with food and needed items that will make a positive difference in the lives of our troops. (Left to right) pictured are: Joe Bowden, Kirk Wilkerson, Tony Singletary, Don Stoeltje, Mark MacInerney, Dennis Griggs and Joel Battle. "All gave some" "Some gave all" "Some are still giving".
children are caught in the horrors of war and because of their helplessness they cannot fend for themselves. UNICEF provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief, psychological care throughout the world. Every penny donated counts for these children. Please join them May 11, from 10am – 4pm at Oyster Creek Park (on Highway 6) in Sugar Land to help support this noble cause in what is sure to be a day of fun for the entire family.
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It continues to be a “work in progress”. Additional information? Contact QVFUND@AOL.COM. NEED APPROVAL FOR LANDSCAPING? Contact your HOA to make sure you will be in compliance with your Deed Restrictions. If you do not have the contact information for your HOA then Email QVPROUD@aol. com for this information. SAVE THE DATE: PROUD’s annual Memorial
Day Kids, Bike, Dog and Wagon Parade. Monday, May 27th. FYI: The Fort Bend County Agricultural Agent recommends that home owners with lawns avoid the “weed and feed” combinations of fertilizer. The “weed and feed” could damage your shrubs and trees. For additional information and/or questions: JB.Holladay@ag.tamu.edu PROUD NOW HAS A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:
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donation of $25 or more.” MAIL YOUR DONATION TO: Frost Bank, Lock box Department, Quail Valley PROUD, P. O. Box 367 Dept. 06, Houston, Texas 77001. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Email the PROUD HOTLINE at QVProud@aol.com. OR Phone 281-438-4714. SIGN UP FOR QUAIL VALLEY NEWS. Email your name/address to: ViewsNewsList@aol.com
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Impact A Hero 9th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner set for May 19 Jim Hoelker, Chairman of the Board of Impact Player Partners, and Honorary Gala Chairs, Founder and CEO of the NFL Houston Texans, Bob McNair and wife Janice will host Impact Player Partners 9th Annual Impact A Hero, Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds & Denim, Friday, May 19, 5 p.m., Reliant Stadium, 1 Reliant Park, Houston. Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala benefits our severely wounded heroes injured in the post 9/11 combat and their families. This year we will honor more than 50 of our Wounded Heroes & Family Members. The event is sponsored by ENSCO.
The evening will include VIP Registration, reception and silent auction, Standard Registration and reception, banquet and live auction, Partner of the Year presentation to Schlumberger and Hall of Fame Inductions. Master of Ceremonies is KPRC Local 2, Sports Director, Randy McIlvoy. Hall of Fame Inductees are Army Sergeant Ken Kalish, Army Chief Warrant Officer Three S. Allen Hartley, Chris Myers, Houston Texans, Marine Sergeant Byron Norwood, KIA, and Army Staff Sergeant John Daniel Shannon. Tickets available are single gala ticket - $250;
Gala Table for 10 - $2,500. Impact A Hero Weekend gives Houstonians an opportunity to join national celebrities in thanking our severely wounded servicemen and women for sacrificing their minds, bodies and sometimes their lives. Visit www.impactahero. org for more details. Impact Player Partners is a non-partisan 501 (c) organization consisting of individuals and corporations dedicated to providing emotional and financial support for our severely wounded or disabled veterans injured in the Shown left to right are Army Spcl Kevin Kammerdiener; Jim Hoelker, Chairman of the Board; Gold Star post 9/11 combat and mother, Genia Meyer; Army Sgt Joel Tavera; and Marine SSG Jonathan S. Rose. sometimes their lives.
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Since it’s not easy to view one’s own feet and any subtle changes that may occur over time, melanoma of the foot can be overlooked when it is at an early stage. Melanoma is a form of cancer that can be treated if caught early on. Difficulty identifying it may result from lesions that grow on the soles and within the nail. The most common type is superficial spreading melanoma (SSM). If detected in its early stages, the optimal treatment is surgical removal of the melanoma. This excising of the surface layer and underlying tissue has a great success rate for eradicating the cancer. If the condition is more advanced, additional treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be necessary. The next time you clip your toenails, take a closer look at the rest of your feet. The extra 60 seconds could save your life. Experience our expertise with customized care and surgical and non-surgical approaches to help you heal with a treatment plan made just for you. Feet are vulnerable and prone to complaints, but most problems don’t just disappear on their own. We can treat them effectively with medication, surgery, or other, less invasive procedures such as exercise. Don’t take your feet for granted. Call us at 281-980-3668. We’re located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment. Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: Early melanoma has no consistent features.
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Problem solved.....A few weeks ago I was griping about not being able to access the county’s web site because I had a Mac, and the county’s web site didn’t like it. I complained to Annie Elliott, the county’s district clerk, who was in possession of the files I wanted to view on line. Finally someone from her office wrote me a curt note that said to the effect--too bad if you have a Mac. Either get a different computer or drive over here to use ours. About that point Dianne Wilson happened to call me and I unloaded on her and accused the district clerk (Dianne is the COUNTY clerk) of having a cozy relationship with the vendor. Dianne informed me that the vendor was the same for her office and all the JP offices in addition to the constables. In other words, the entire county’s web site--judicial that is-was in the power of this vendor. However, Dianne was sure there must be a solution. Later in the afternoon some young man from the county’s IT department called me and said he had a Mac and he had figured out how to use it to view all the county’s stuff on line. It was a simple matter of holding down a certain key. So for five years I hadn’t been holding down the right key. I didn’t get the young man’s name or if I did and wrote it down, now I can’t find it. Anyway, I wanted to inform you that I take back a lot of what I said that week. Arrogance, thy name is
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Sugar Land.......I think it’s a bit arrogant for Sugar Land to install a whole bunch of red light cameras the very week a group of its tax-paying citizens presented the city with a valid petition to remove what they already had. Over the months, we’ve had letters from people who think the red light cameras are a good thing and decrease accidents. We’ve also heard from people who think they are wrong. Don’t get me wrong. I’m for certain cameras. If not for cameras, we would not have caught the Boston Marathon bombers so quickly, and they were planning on doing much more harm. England uses a lot of cameras, and their crime rate is lower for it. So I guess I believe in cam-
eras in the first place. After all, if you are not doing anything bad, why worry about cameras? Now that I think about it, one can extrapolate cameras everywhere and red light cameras also. If you believe in one, you almost have to believe in the other. However I can’t help but believe that the city does it to make money. But according to Assistant City Manager Steve Griffin, Sugar Land makes about $250,000 per year on all its red light cameras. For the city of Sugar Land, that’s chicken feed. Hardly worth the money if that is what they are doing it for. The company that provides the cameras and also the expenses associated with sending out the notices and collecting the money gets 50% of the
“Aliefians” Wanted!! By LeaAnne Klentzman
This is a all call for former Alief residents. The long running Alief Homecoming is struggling to find and invite all former Alief residents to a community homecoming on Sunday May 19, 2013. Betty Youngblood Stelzer has been heading up the Alief Homecoming celebrated at Youens Elementary for the last 20 years. This year she has asked the media to help her find former "Aliefians" who have moved from the immediate area. Ms. Setlzer said, “The Alief oldtimers are scheduled to gather for their 64th consecutive year to share in a barbeque lunch and hear about the good old days in Alief, Texas. These Homecomings often become family reunions. Last year we had 14 from one family and hope to break that record this year.” Lt. Colonel Ervin Rees and Betty Youngblood Stelzer have served as President and Secretary/Treasurer for the last 20 consecutive years. Seltzer provided a brief history saying, “Alief was first settled in 1861 and was known as Dairy, Texas. In 1896 it had a population of 25 and the community had one two-room school. In 1917 the community was renamed "Alief" in honor of
Alief Ozella Magee who was the country’s first postmistress; she is buried in the Alief Cemetery at Bellaire and Dairy Ashford. In 1911 the first Alief school was constructed, that building fell to condemnation in 1939.” Today Alief ISD has 46 schools, many of which are named in memory of original settlers to the area. In the late 1970’s Alief was annexed by the city of Houston but the school district and remains. In stark contrast to a population of 25 in 1896; 2009 found Alief with a population in excess of 100,000. For many years Mrs. Mora Boone attended on behalf of her late husband James Boone, an early Alief ISD superintendent. Mrs. Boone celebrated with the group up until she was 104 years old in 2006. Sunday, May 19, 2013 will be another moment for fun and fellowship for longtime residents as they continue the 64th consecutive Homecoming which will be held at the Youens Elementary School, 12141 High Star in Alief. All "Aliefians" are invited to join us from 12 noon until 4 p.m. All attendees are requested to make a reservation for a delicious $8.00 barbeque lunch by calling Betty Youngblood Stelzer at 713/668-7859 or Emailing: RBStelzer@Comcast.Net."
3rd Annual Bike to Work Day set for Friday, May 17 The City of Sugar Land and Shape Up Sugar Land will celebrate National Bike Month on Friday, May 17 with the third annual Bike to Work Day and first annual Bike to School Day. Sugar Land's Comprehensive Mobility Plan identifies a vision for "Superior Mobility" and events that support transportation choices and healthy, active lifestyles. Shape Up Sugar Land is hosting this year's Bike to Work Day event with support from the City of Sugar Land and other sponsors. Shape Up Sugar Land is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and encourages activities that foster a healthy lifestyle. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the South Meadow Pavilion at Sugar Land's Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., adjacent to the Pawm Springs Dog Park. At 8:15 am, Bike to Work Day participants will ride 3.8 miles to Town Square via University Boulevard and Lexington Boulevard. Bike to School Day participants will ride 1.1 miles to Fort Settlement Middle School via University Boulevard. Events participants may register onsite prior to the start of the bike rides. Participants should adhere to the following safety tips: • Always wear a helmet. • Have a local bike shop inspect bikes. • Ride in the right lane in the same direction as motorists.
• Obey all stop signs, traffic lights and lane markings. • Look before changing lanes and signal before making turns. • Be visible and predictable at all times. • Wear bright clothing. For more event information, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, call (281) 275-2882.
money and the city gets the other 50%. Of the city’s 50%, the state of Texas gets half of that. So the city gets to keep about 1/4th of the revenue. The city now has 7 red light cameras. Sometimes I don’t remember....I forget just how far right a lot of people in Fort Bend really are. Someone told me just the other day that an acquaintance of theirs still called President Obama the “N” word. And a school board member told me that I would be surprised at how many people in Fort Bend thought we should arm teachers. Are they crazy? More guns just means more chances for an accident. Why our own sheriff shot himself in the foot demonstrating gun safety as did the gun safety expert in Stafford who did it during a demonstration. I love it that some people think the government (read Obama) is secretly buying up all the bullets. I hope they are. Last I heard, one had to travel to Wharton to buy bullets as there were none within a 25 mile radius of Houston and that includes Fort Bend. I remember Chris Rock suggested during his comedy act that if we made bullets $100 each, we might be able to curtail some gun violence. I’m beginning to think something Chris Rock said in jest might be just the thing. It’s getting pretty bad when Chris Rock makes more sense than anyone else. Yes, I know. I’m an unrepentant liberal. B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar. com. Follow Bev on Twitter. Search for BevsBurner.
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ANDERSON Herman “Buck” Anderson, formerly of Fulshear, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in his residence in Cadiz, Kentucky after a brief illness. He was 87. Mr. Anderson was born October 7, 1925 in Greenup, KY to Roland & Dixie Webb Anderson (Both Deceased). He is preceded in death by his wife Hazel James Anderson, who passed away January 1, 2013, grandchild Tracy Welle, brothers Homer, John and Hobart Anderson, and sisters Nola and Roma Hurley and Ruby Stone. He is survived by his daughter Linda Davis of Cadiz, KY, Son & Daughter In Law David & Donna Anderson, of Houston TX, 2 grandchildren Alena Anderson & Douglas Davis, 3 great grandchildren Zachary Welle, Benjamin Welle, and Grace Davis. Mr. Herman “Buck” Ander-
son was a member of Needville Community Church in Needville, TX. He was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII. He was the former owner and operator of Anderson’s Market for 35 years. Mr. Anderson was a member of Rosenberg Masonic Lodge No. 881 F. &A.M. where he was a 32nd degree Mason, He was also a member of Moslem Shrine Temple in Southfield, MI. Funeral services were held May 4, 2013 at 12:00pm at Goodwin Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Oller officiating. Burial was held at Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz, KY with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Herman “Buck” Anderson’s name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 2050, Cadiz, KY 42211.
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The Conservative Voice By Barbara J. Carlson Part II of the 844-Page Immigration Calamity We are promised this self-funded bill will help our economy while bringing (only) 11 million “out of the shadows” while securing our borders. The trivial $1,000 app fee requires $500 upfront while the remaining $500 can be made in installments. The loophole:
The Secy may exempt defined classes of individuals entirely from the fee. “Tough luck,” the govt says to the millions who have paid $50K or $100K to become U.S. citizens the honest way. Further, the Secy deems what is “required” information, but has the “sole
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Cuts of Meat Have you noticed some strange names when shopping for beef or pork lately? There is a group heading up the Uniform Retail Meat Identification Standards (URMIS) who claim that people are confused by the old meat cut names such as pork chops, rump roast or port butt. URMIS thinks people will be less confused by names such as Porterhouse chops, Ribeye
chops or New York chops. You might also find such new names as Denver roast or Boston roast. Well that clears the confusion right up! Being a native Houstonian, I might better understand what a Houston roast is, but even that’s a stretch! Naming a cut of meat from where it comes from on the cow or pig makes perfect sense. Furthermore, calling it by the breed such as Angus, OUR SERVICES:
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and unreviewable discretion to waive the entire application.” Not only can families apply under one application but deported aliens now return. After enactment, the Secy shall broadly disseminate in languages spoken by aliens—not English—to TV, radio, print and social media the procedures, terms and conditions and eligibility requirements. The cost? None given. Prosecutions in the Tucson section are to increase to (a laughable) 210/day while illegal immigrant criminals are now defined as ones who have been tried and found guilty. Guess where the first cuts will be made. States will be reimbursed
for criminal cases that the U.S. Attorneys turn down. Reality check: The DOJ will turn down cases so that it can sue states and bar them from prosecuting illegal alien criminals. Equipment/technology: The deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles, 24-hour surveillance (drones), along with a double fence “if necessary,” while still not addressing tunnels— which we know are being dug. Further, we are leaving $35 Billion in equipment in Afghanistan—that we already paid for—instead of bringing it home to secure our borders. A two-year grant program will be implemented to
is equally descriptive of the quality. How a pork butt roast is associated with the name Boston is anybody’s guess. So whose idea was it to rename meat cuts after major cities? Aren’t most cattle ranchers and pig farmers from the country? Perhaps this is not a move toward clearing up confusion among the American people as much as it is to appeal to the growing middle class in Mexico who is buying more American products including Texas beef. The people from Mexico may not recognize
the American names for parts of a beef or pork carcass, but they would recognize the names of American cities. So there you have it, the culprit behind the confusion. On another note, Allyson Huston, owner of Russo’s Coal Fired Kitchen participated in a dessert contest at the capitol in Austin last week for Missouri City day with her Pantone Bread Pudding. It was a labor of love as she soaked her own dried fruit for the Pantone, which she also made from scratch and dried in the coal fired oven before adding a plethora of other ingredients. Having tasted it myself, it is truly a delectable experience. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.
Texas A&M Aggie Moms to hold celebration meeting Texas A&M Aggie Moms will hold this meeting May 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Sugar Land Imperial Recreation Room on Matlage Way by the Sugar Land Post Office. This is their last meeting of the year and will be honoring all graduating Seniors and giving out the scholarship funds. All new Aggie Moms are welcome to come, it is a free meeting. Visit their web site at www.fortbendmoms. aggienetwork.com. Call Stephanie at 281-2659026 for more information.
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individuals who are at risk to border violence to purchase satellite telephone communication systems. Didn’t we learn from the “Obama free phone program”? Grant programs will be available to public/private nonprofit organizations to assist eligible applicants to screen, complete apps/petitions, waivers, adjust status and ESL. “Estimated” Cost: $50 Million, and any amounts appropriated we cannot use for any other debts. Acorn, you’re back…
Some thought-provoking questions: Did the “Gang of 8” read this bill? You think this “self-funded” amoral train wreck has secured our borders and this issue is forever solved while powers and Constitutional responsibilities haven’t been forever stripped away? “11 milllion,” you say? How about 40 million. Obamacare…let’s see how soon we see our doctor. For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ FortBendBusinessJournal.com.
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On Valentine's Day Kristy Hedden lost the love of her life Gary Hedden, 40, of Richmond, died in a car accident while he was taking one of his sons to guitar lessons. He left behind his wife of 17 years and their four children. St. John's School for Little Children and the St. John's United Methodist Church have created the Hedden Family Benefit. The Benefit will help support Kristy and the children, Andrew, 15; Matthew, 13; Christopher, 11; and Katelyn, 9. The Hedden Family Benefit will be from 9-11 a.m. on June 1 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 400
Jackson Street, Richmond. For a $25 family donation, children can complete the Kids K Obstacle Course where they will run, swerve, jump and crawl through mazes to reach the finish line. The donation also lets children play on the bounce houses and have their face painted. In addition, volunteers will serve a pancake breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. The highlight of the event will be an outstanding silent auction. Patrons can bid on Sugar Land Skeeter tickets as well as Houston Astros tickets, with seats behind the dugout. There also will be
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On April 30, the Fort Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land held its annual Youth Appreciation Banquet and Scholarship Dinner at the Sweetwater Country Club. This dinner honored students from Ft. Bend Independent School District High Schools for their volunteerism in our community and we also gave out $10,000 in scholarship money. One graduating Shown is the Hedden family prior to the accident that took the life of Gary Hedden. autographed Roger Clemens memorabilia, themed baskets and other unique items waiting to go home to the highest bidder. St. John's Little School will also be auctioning off a year's tuition to the highly acclaimed school. Kristy Hedden is a teacher at St. John's School for Little Children in Richmond. The family is active with River Pointe Church, along with the local Boy Scouts and schools in the area. This is
an outstanding opportunity to support the family through your monetary donations. People can generously donate to the Gary Hedden Fund even if they are unable to attend the Benefit. For more information, contact St. John's Little School at (281) 342-7971. All money raised goes to the Hedden Family and the Gary Hedden Fund, c/o Prosperity Bank, 2035 FM 359 #D, Richmond, Tx, 77409.
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The West Fort Bend Management District along with the HoustonGalveston Area Council will host a public meeting at the George Memorial Library on Wednesday, May 15 from 6-8 pm to discuss roadway safety and pedestrian conditions along Highway 90A and FM 762. Rachel Steele, Executive Director of the Management District commented that, “This project is separate from the one-way pairs project TxDOT is proposing for Avenue H and Avenue I, but it looks at the same area to consider improvements to enhance car safety, pedestrian
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senior at each of the high schools was given $1,000 in scholarship money. Parents, counselors and principals were also present at this wonderful event. The Ft. Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land has give out over $200,000 in scholarship money during the past 30 years to the youth of our community. The 2013 honorees and Scholarship Recipients were:
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She made you go to the gym. You made her go out with the girls. Now do something else together— schedule a mammogram. STATE-OF-THE-ART BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSTICS: Breast MRI Diagnostic Ultrasound Digital Mammography
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Reminding a friend to schedule a mammogram could save her life. According to The National Cancer Institute, the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early are getting a high-quality screening mammogram and having a clinical breast exam on a regular basis. You can rest assured that at the Breast Center at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital you and your friend will receive the high-quality mammogram you need. It is the leading full-service center of its kind in Fort Bend County that women can rely on for dedicated breast radiology expertise, state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care. Call 281-242-PINK (7465) to schedule a mammogram with Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital opens new sports medicine fellowship program the future, said Dr. David Braunreiter, board certified primary care sports medicine specialist, who will manage the fellowship for MOST. “The need for sports medicine has grown beyond its roots in professional and college athletics,” said Dr. Braunreiter. “Primary care sports medicine physicians provide much more than orthopedic injury management, which is what most people think of when they hear ‘sports medicine.’ In addition to orthopedic injury management, primary care sports medicine physicians are also
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LCpl. Brad Robideaux, USMC PFC Kent Finley, 1st Cavalry Ens. Leslie Ward, USN LCpl. Chris White, USMC Spc. Mark Shimala, U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Austin Gaines, U.S. Army PFC E4 Michael Andrew Hernandez, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Cannata, USMC John R. Simmons, U.S. Army Capt. Sean Nolan, U.S. Army Pvt. V. JordanVoss, U.S. Army LCpl. Alfred Paul Garza, USMC John David Woodcock, Petty Officer, US Navy Lt. Ryan Stevens, U.S. Army Senior Airman Oscar J. Perez, USAF Spc. Johnny Ray DeLeon, U.S. Army Capt. Robert Jason Wisham, U.S. Army PFC Zachary T. Gazaway, USMC PFC Luke M. Havemann, U.S. Army PFC Zachary Johnson, U.S. Army PFC Charlie Kasel - U.S. Army LCpl. Adam C. Turek - USMC PFC Sean (CJ) Johnson, U.S. Army Seaman Fernando Hernandez Jr., USN Chaplain Joe G. Grace II, Army Reserves LCpl. John Rossi, USMC SR Francisco Quintanilla, U.S. Navy SR Joel Soto, U.S. Navy PFC Miguel Soto, Jr., U.S. Army RP Jeffrey (Bubba) Evans, U.S. Navy PFC Rodolfo Castellanos, U.S. Army Pvt. Domingo Arrona Jr., USMC Lt. JG Megan Haydel, U.S. Navy Pvt. Matthew Butcher, U.S. Army SPC Michael Spencer Tesanovich, U.S. Army Cav. Cpl. Michael Fleming, USMC Pvt. Andrew R. Winchell, US Army PFC Bryan Horner, U.S. Army PFC Shawn Robinson, U.S. Army Petty Officer (AET3) Kameron Kelso, USCG OSSR Dustin Stratton, U.S. Navy PFC John Lundgren, US Army Alex Quintanilla, U.S. Navy Sgt. Derek A. Hibler, US Army Lt. David Farrell, U.S. Navy SPC David Ambrocik, U.S. Army DCFA Joshua Erbst, U.S. Navy Staff Sgt. Geronimo Benavides, U.S. Army
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care physicians receive – to equip our trainees with knowledge needed to help active and athletic individuals recover from medical conditions and injuries and participate in good health.” “The fellowship program will give us additional resources to see patients on a regular basis as well as improve our community outreach,” said Dr. Braunreiter
Dr. Braunreiter has directed sports medicine fellowship programs twice before, and he is excited about the opportunity to do so again on behalf of MOST and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. For an appointment with Dr. Braunreiter, or one of the MOST physicians, call 281-494-MOST (6678).
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Isensee Family calls for Sugar Land to improve response to mental health crises Dear Editor, On April 7, 2013 Sean D. Isensee was shot and killed by a Sugar Police officer who was responding along with many other officers to a call for help regarding a mental health crisis. No one else was injured at the scene. The facts of the case have not all come to light. However, it is clear that the results could have been much better. If things had been handled differently, Sean could be alive today. In response to his death his family and other concerned citizens are calling for an independent investigation into the events and root causes leading to his death. In addition, his family and
friends have formed the Isensee Foundation for Safe Police Response. The mission of the foundation is to “provide law enforcement and professionals with training, techniques and equipment that will increase their ability to de-escalate mental health crises.” The foundation will focus initially on efforts to increase the ability of law enforcement and professionals in Sugar Land to respond safely and effectively to mental health crises. The Foundation is sponsoring an “awakening walk” on May 7 from the Isensee residence in Sugar Land to Sugar Land City Plaza. The date is 30 days after Sean’s death and coincides with a city council meeting. The foundation is
Victory for Strike Out Autism Cheers and chants are still buzzing in the community as the First Annual Strike Out Autism Family Fun Day gained three victories during one event on April 21. Hope for Three hit a grand slam by hosting more than 400 members of the autism community to an exciting family day of exclusive events, food and fun. The Sugar Land Skeeters went neck and neck with the Long Island Ducks, but with a huge hit out of the park, they prevailed with a 2 to 1 win. And thousands of fans and supporters of Fort Bend County was empowered and inspired to see the ability in the disability of autism. The event, a collaborative effort between Hope for Three, Sugar Land Skeeters, Judge Bob Hebert, Mayors and elected officials of Fort Bend County is the largest of its kind held in the community to commemorate April as Autism Awareness Month. "This was a huge undertaking and we are elated about the positive impact it has made in our community, especially our families living with autism", said Darla Farmer, Hope for Three Founder. Families attending the event arrived to the cheering welcome of more than 300 volunteers who paired up with children on the autism spectrum and their siblings, while their parents or caretaker had enjoyed a social hour. A parade followed, along with the inaugural Strike Out Autism first pitch by Collin Montgomery, whose triplet sisters are on the spectrum and the signing of the National Anthem by 12 year old Avery Najarian, who also has autism. Judge Hebert then took to the field and proclaimed April as Autism Awareness Month. Each County Mayor and/ or city representative stood alongside the Judge in support and recognition of autism awareness and acceptance in the community. "The time I spent hearing the stories and interacting with children and families affected by the disorder helped me realize just how many people are impacted”, said Mayor Vincent Morales, Rosenberg. "We are lucky to have organizations such as Blessed Be Hope For Three as community partners providing awareness, education, support, and resources not just at events like Strike Out Autism, but each and every day of the year.” Skeeters players also
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showed their support by donning official custom made jerseys for the event that were auctioned during the game to raise funds for the Hope for Three Family Resource program. Plans are already underway for Strike Out Autism 2014, Skeeters opening weekend. Mark your calendars. To learn the early signs of autism, various resources and assistance available or how you can BE the difference in the life of a family living with autism, visit hopeforthree. org or call 1-800-317-0787.
asking the city council and the police department for their support and cooperation in 1.) an independent investigation of Sean’s death and 2.) improving Sugar Land’s ability to respond safely and effectively to mental health crises. For further information about the foundation please contact Ted Isensee at 3303 Lakefield Blvd Sugar Land TX 77479 or Tel 832-541-0877 or email ted. email@example.com. www. facebook.com/safepoliceresponse Sincerely, Ted Isensee
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Beautifully appointed two bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage in gated community! Hardwoods throughout except bedrooms and stairs. Granite countertops in this fabulous island kitchen, as well as baths! Lots of windows make this beam with light! Front faces beautiful courtyard. Offers clubhouse, tropical pool, and workout rooms! This beauty is convenient to everything! Maintenance includes cable, water, sewer, sec. gates, pool, recreation facilities, grounds, and exterior of bldg. This one outshines the rest! $176,900 (9200WE)
GORGEOUS! Custom home in gated, golfcourse community! Has all the custom touches! Built 08’-Fabulous rock fireplace! Custom frame around int. doors really accent the higher ceilings! Large kitchen with granite opens to living area with beautiful built-ins! Lucious upgraded lam. wood floors.Upgraded fixtures throughout. Master with separate shower and whirlpool. Large gameroom upstairs-Spacious walk in floored attic. Guest bedrooms have 2 closets-Beautiful yard with sprinkler and French drains. Katy schools! $239,900 (1210SP)
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Riverstone to host American Society of Interior Designers Tour May 11-27 A select group of Houston’s top interior designers are combining their creative might to design a home that will both enchant and inspire during this year’s American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Show Home Tour, May 11-27 in Riverstone. The 6,682-square-foot Vista Fontana, an Italian villa at 22 Ivy Bend, will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The home also will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Day, May 27. Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. The home’s architecture reflects a Tuscan influence and its name — which means “fountain view” — references the lake scenes visible from nearly every room.
More than a dozen designers from the ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter are showcasing their talents throughout the home. Among the award-winning professional designers working on the home are Kelly Gale Amen, Sharon Staley, Donna Vining and Diana Walker, all known for their innovative design and creative styling. Proceeds from the event benefit the ASID Foundation, an organization that supports interior design research, education and scholarships. For more information on ASID and to purchase tickets, visit www.asidtgcc.org. For details on Riverstone, located in Fort Bend County and ranked No. 3 among Houston’s top-selling communities, visit www.riverstone.com.
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presents a salute to the troops The HAR-Fort Bend Realtor Networking Meeting on May 16, 2013 will recognize HAR members and family members who have served in the various branches of the military. Members are asked to bring someone in their family who is a veteran or is presently serving our country. The monthly Networking meetings are held at Sweetwater Country Club the third Thursday of each month with networking beginning at 11:30 AM and the program beginning at 12 Noon. The program planned is going to be completely focusing on recognition of service members, past and present. A color guard will present the colors prior to the pledge and our guests of honor will be asked to stand as the song from their branch of the service is played. Recognizing the dedication of members who have or are currently serving in the military gives us pause to their sacrifice and dedication to our nation and our freedoms. How fortunate we are in our homeland to have individuals who forgo their personal agenda to preserve, guard and protect our country every day. Their commitment should not be taken for granted. The Advertisers for this meeting are Trendmaker Homes, RiverPark West and Newland Communities, Cinco Ranch. Door prizes will be awarded following
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Lyn Sullivan solo photography show on exhibit at Sugar Land Regional Airport Lyn Sullivan is a professional photographer focused on the juxtaposition of manmade structures with natural elements Lyn Sullivan in urban environments. A solo exhibit of her photographs, entitled Urban Green, opened on May 1 at the Sugar Land Regional Airport, 12888-B highway 6 South in Sugar Land. The exhibit will close on June 30. As an urban photographer, Sullivan has observed how green space is desired and created by
city dwellers among the concrete, brick and steel of city life. Her photographs of these places are the foundation for the body of work presented in Urban Green. Sullivan studied fine arts at Webster College, St. Louis, MO, and has been a student of the arts throughout her life. Her photographs have been exhibited in solo and group shows and are part of corporate and private collections in the U.S. and France. Sullivan’s affiliations include Houston Center of Photography, The International Center of Photography, MoMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Visual Arts Alliance of Houston.
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Sugar Land accepting applications through State Hwy. 36-A County to oversee funds & water May 20 for Land Use Advisory Committee Coalition you’re system upgrades in Arcola individuals for the committee. During the approximate 18-month project, LUAC members will attend committee meetings, "Land Use Forum" educational sessions, public meetings and possibly workshops with the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. These meetings will generally be held during weekday evenings and will be scheduled in coordination with selected LUAC members after their appointment. The City is accepting volunteer applications for the Land Use Advisory Committee through May 20. The application and a description of the process is available at www. sugarlandtx.gov/landuseplan.
Police volunteers partnering with Skeeters, Harley Davidson for Memorial Ride on May 18 Sugar Land's 5th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ride on May 18 will end this year with a Parade of Chrome at Constellation Field for "First Responders Night." The memorial ride continues a local tradition of honoring men and women who routinely place themselves in harm's way to protect and serve. Each of the past three years, the community has joined police officers for a motorcycle procession that honors National Police Week. This year's event is being organized by the Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Republic Harley Davidson and the Sugar Land Skeeters. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world plan events honoring those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice, including former SLPD Sgt. Ron Slocket who died in the line of duty on the night of July 4, 1987. "It's important that we all remember and honor the memories of our law enforcement family," said Police Chief Doug Brinkley. "That's what we'll be doing on May 18 - making sure their contributions are never
forgotten and recognizing the hard work and sacrifice of those who serve on a daily basis." Sugar Land's event on May 18 begins with ride registration at Republic Harley Davidson, 12707 Southwest Freeway, from 2-4 p.m. The ride is $35 for a single rider or $45 for doubles, and the cost includes a ticket to the game. Fort Bend County's armored response and rescue vehicle will be on public display during registration. Known simply as the Bearcat, the Fort Bend Regional SWAT Team utilizes the vehicle for deployments throughout the county. Following a "Blessing of the Bikes" by SLPD's chaplain, the Bearcat will join a procession of police and civilian riders as they embark for Constellation Field at 4:05 p.m. The Parade
of Chrome at the stadium is scheduled for 5:15 p.m., with the game set to follow at 6:05 p.m. Other festivities at the stadium will include a presentation of the colors by Sugar Land's police honor guard and a bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace by Sugar Land Fire Lt. Robert Rogers. The tradition of playing bagpipes for fallen police and firefighters is a time-honored tradition of more than 150 years. Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $250 to $1,000 will be available for the event to benefit CPAAA's ongoing fund-raising efforts to benefit SLPD's crime prevention activities. The group's goal this year is to raise $10,000. For more information about the event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Stafford commends the Fort Bend Subregional Plan suggested that have shown to strengthen communities and at Total population likely to the top of the list was creating exceed 1 million in the next 25 activity centers. years. Stafford has a financially An activity center is an area stable community with 91% that provides places to live, to shop, and to play. The benefit of living above the poverty rate. this is it creates economic and Stafford has over 48 acres of community value, decreases park land, however, 90% of the housing stock in Stafford was transportations demands, and constructed post-1970. promotes quality of life. Studies Mayor Leonard Scarcella said indicate that commercial decline that he has asked homeowners to in a city occurs right before use the money they would have neighborhood decline. The presentation included spent on city property taxes, on the opportunity for an activity improvements and upkeep of their homes. center to be located at the Texas Several strategies were Instruments' property. Mayor STAFFORD, continued from page 1
Leonard Scarcella said that he has been involved in meetings with Texas Instruments and "six to seven developers" interested in the property, each of whom have plans that are "quality and visionary." There is reportedly a short list of potential buyers for the T.I. site that will be selected in mid-May. After hearing the presentation, Mayor Scarcella commended the report. "You have touched on hot button issues, but you've missed one, passenger rail. Without passenger rail Fort Bend will never be what it can be."
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of the coalition as an alternate director. A second alternate from Fort Bend County will be named to the board, but the position is unfilled. This new association founded by the three counties, according to the action taken during a commissioner’s court meeting of April 23, will advocate improvements to Highway 36 with the intention to create a new route, Hwy. 36-A. The new road will go through Fort Bend and Waller counties instead of Austin County. State Highway 36, which is owned and maintained by the state through the Texas Department of Transportation, runs from Freeport to Abilene, which is the end or terminus of the highway extended there in 1939. Reports indicate that SH 36 has run on its current course since 1946, having undergone only minor route changes to bypass Brenham, Temple, and Freeport. Perhaps not so far in the distant future, there will be the 36-A route addition running right through Fort Bend County.
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Marrow and his company have worked in the capacity as either the architects, as architectural designers, and many times as the total project manager and consultant. With other cities in the Texas, it can take several months to get plans approved and the permits to proceed. In the city of Stafford, Marrow would receive a phone call within a couple of days of submitting his plans, asking for clarifications, and receiving recommendations for revisions, with approval in as few as two weeks. "No wonder companies are moving to Stafford from overseas to do business here, and not the other way around."
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On April 27, at 3:40 pm, in the 3100 block of Greenbush deputies responded to another aggravated robbery. No details have been released. On April 30, at 9:00 pm, a robbery was reported in the 7300 block of Wooded Lake Lane, as in other cases, no information was available.
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recently occurred with the unanimous approval action the agreement reads, the county by commissioners court. The will approve the project bid agreement will terminate at the award and will also periodically completion of the project, but inspect the project’s progress no later than April 30, 2014…or during construction. about a year from now. The city, on the other hand, Last year findings from will design and administer the U.S. Army Corps of the construction contracts Engineers relating to water and and provide for inspection wastewater infrastructure in the personnel to assure project City of Arcola said it lacked compliance. a comprehensive system for So, when is the water system water supply in the city. improvements project going Most of the water, with to be finished? Here’s a clue. the exception of three small The agreement between the water supply companies, was city and the county became determined to be provided by effective upon execution by private water wells producing Fort Bend County, which low quality water. COUNTY, continued from page 1
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The committee, expected to have about 15 members from diverse backgrounds, will serve as a sounding board for ideas. Tasks will include: • reviewing public input and technical analysis; • considering policy recommendations; • representing the interests of the community by providing detailed input and feedback on the plan; and • serving as champions for the project within the community. Participation in LUAC is an opportunity to contribute to the City and guide public policy-making; however, participation will require a significant time commitment, so the City is looking for dedicated
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City of Meadows Place efforts save residents money Mobility Bond Program. "I am thrilled...These funds will save the tax payers of Meadows Place somewhere between $600,000 and $800,000," said Mayor Charles Jessup. He also pointed out that "there will be a significant benefit to all the citizens of Fort Bend County because they will not have to use mobility bond funds for the county's portion of this project. We owe former councilman Rick Staigle a debt of gratitude because these funds were secured largely
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After years of hard work, commitment, and a coordinated effort between Meadows Place, Fort Bend County, Houston-Galveston Council and TxDOT, the City of Meadows Place proudly announced that they will be receiving federal funds to help reconstruct the portion of West Airport that extends from Highway 59 through the intersection of South Kirkwood that is part of the Fort Bend
due to his tireless efforts on our behalf," he added. Former councilman Rick Staigle was on the City of Meadows Place board from 2005 thru 2011 and although his time on the board came to an end, his dedication to this project continued on. Mr. Staigle explained, "Securing these funds had a lot to do with timing, having the project prepared to move forward and submitting all the data needed for TxDOT to properly evaluate the project." The reason for the
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Plans, specifications and proposal documents may be picked up from the Administration Office, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Information concerning this RFP may be directed to Carolyn Entricht, Director of Television Production/IT services, 281261-3916. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and waive any or all informalities. No proposal may be withdrawn until the expiration of ninety (90) days from the date proposals are opened.
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A pre-proposal meeting for all interested parties will be held on May 22, 2013 at 9 am, at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477.
PLEASE CALL: 713-824-1133
Keller Williams Career Night
1st and 2nd shifts w/ overtime. $11-$18/hr. Minimum 6+ months experience in the desired field. Must read/speak English and perform simple addition/subtraction. PLEASE EMAIL QUALIFIED RESUMES AND QUESTIONS TO
Sealed proposals in duplicate, marked “Computer workstation hardware, software, & related maintenance/ installation services” addressed to the City of Stafford will be received by the City Secretary, Ms. Bonnie Baiamonte, at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, until 4:00 p.m., local time, June 5, 2013. Proposals received after closing time will be returned unopened. The proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Stafford City Council Meeting on June 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Notice of the award of the contract is expected to be given by the City within ninety (90) days following the review of the proposals.
Maintenance for Private Residence
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The City of Stafford, through the City Information Technology Department, is seeking to hire a quality contractor to facilitate and implement a 3 or 4year computer replacement plan. The City plans to identify the most competitive and innovative respondent(s) with expertise and experience in providing Computer Hardware, Software and related maintenance service and installation service described in this Request for Proposal (RFP). The City wishes to ensure that the products are provided in such a way that the costs associated with acquisition remains low, while quality and service is delivered at a high level. Companies with demonstrated experience in this area are invited to respond to this RFP.
C. Mark Mann School of Dental Assisting 1111 Hwy 6, #220, Sugar Land, TX 77478
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GENERAL INVITATION TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL:
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION 2013 TO THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF THE CITY OF MEADOWS PLACE, TEXAS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE POLLING PLACE LISTED BELOW WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. ON MAY 11, 2013, FOR VOTING IN A GENERAL ELECTION TO ELECT TWO (2) ALDERMEN. EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE WILL BE CONDUCTED EACH WEEKDAY AT: POLLING PLACE:
Meadows Place City Hall One Troyan Drive Meadows Place, Texas
DAY Day (Día) Monday – Friday (Lunes – Viernes) Saturday (Sábado) Sunday (Domingo) Monday - Tuesday (Lunes - Martes)
DATE Date (Fecha) April 29 - May 3, 2013 (Abril 29 - Mayo 3, 2013) May 4, 2013 (Mayo 4, 2013) May 5, 2013 (Mayo 5, 2013) May 6 - 7, 2013 (Mayo 6 - 7, 2013)
HOURS Hours (Horas) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.) CLOSED (CERRADO) CLOSED (CERRADO) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.)
APPLICATION FOR BALLOT BY MAIL SHALL BE MAILED TO: FORT BEND COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE, 4520 READING ROAD, ROSENBERG, TEXAS 77471. APPLICATION FOR BALLOT BY MAIL PRESENTED IN PERSON MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON MAY 3, 2013. ISSUED THIS THE 30TH DAY OF APRIL, 2013.
SIGNATURE OF CITY SECRETARY
AVISO DE ELECCION GENERAL 2013 A LOS VOTANTES REGISTRADOS DE LA CIUDAD DE MEADOWS PLACE, TEXAS: NOTIFIQUESE, POR LAS PRESENTE, QUE LA CASILLA ELECTORAL SITADO ABAJO SE ABRIRA DE 7:00 A.M. HASTA LAS 7:00 P.M. , el día 3 de Mayo de 2013 PARA VOTAR EN UNA ELECCION GENERAL PARA ELEGIR DOS (2) CONCEJALES. VOTAR TEMPRANO SERA REALIZADO CADA DIA LABORAL EN: CASILLA ELECTORAL: Meadows Place City Hall One Troyan Drive Meadows Place, Texas DIA
Lunes – Viernes Sabado Domingo Lunes a Martes
Mayo 2–6, 2011 4 de mayo de 2013 5 de mayo de 2013 Del 6 al 7 de mayo de 2013
8:00 a.m. a 5:00 P.M. CERRADO CERRADO 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.
Las solicitudes de boletas electorales pueden ser enviadas por correo al Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend, 301 Jackson, Suite 101, Richmond, Texas 77469; por entrega personal en la dirección 4520 Reading Road, Suite A-400, Rosenberg, Texas 77471; o por fax al 281-341-4418. Las solicitudes de boletas electorales por correo deben ser recibidas antes de la hora de cierre de nuestras oficinas el día 3 de Mayo de 2013. Emitido el 24 de Abril de 2013.
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Winners receive scholarships and prizes for their efforts, as well as the opportunity to serve as a community ambassador for the Fort Bend County Fair for the coming year. In 2012, six lovely ladies competed for the title of Fort Bend County Fair Queen. Ashley Mays of Foster High School was crowned the 2012 Fort Bend County Fair with ticket sales in excess of $94,000. Collectively, last year's contestants sold over $166,000 in Fair Admission Tickets. For Queen Contest Rules or Registration Form, please contact the Fair Office at (281) 342-6171 or visit www. fortbendcountyfair.com.
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Mayor Allen Owen to present 2013 State of the City: Missouri City The Fort Bend provide the business Chamber of Commerce community with an will host the 2013 State opportunity for input of the City: Missouri City on these issues. Details featuring Mayor Allen of upcoming seminars Owen on Wednesday, can be found at www. May 15, 2013. The FortBendChamber.com. luncheon will be held Keep informed and at City Centre at Quail Allen Owen engaged by attending Valley, 2880 La Quinta this important and Dr., Missouri City 77459, from relevant luncheon. Event Sponsor is available for $1,500 – Event 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Missouri City is excited to Underwriter Sponsors available share the continuing success for $800 - Corporate Tables for of the “Show Me City” at its 8 available for $400 - Individual premier City Centre at Quail Admission available for $35 Valley. Mayor Allen Owen will – Non-Member Admission welcome regional partners to his available for $45. annual “State of the City” at its Register today at www. first-class facility to showcase the FortBendChamber.com or contact City’s accomplishments during Matthew Ferraro at 281-491-0277 the past year. The event will focus or email@example.com. on Missouri City’s strong citizen and business partnerships and will feature special tributes to both. The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Governmental Relations Division continues to provide Chamber members with access to local and state government officials and to
COSTCO’s construction clearly underway At the start of the year there was no real visible sign of major activity at the intersection of U.S. 59 and University Boulevard, but today…voila…the COSTCO in Sugar Land looks like it may be gearing up for an opening sooner than we think. This specific site with the “Coming Soon” banner is between Wescott Avenue, Wallingford Avenue and U.S. 59, information provided
by city spokesperson Doug Adolph. But, if you’re on U.S. 59 headed towards Victoria alongside Telfair on the other side of University Boulevard, you’ll clearly see the massive building along the interstate with a gas station pump area, also under construction. Adolph advises that the $10 million capital investment project creating 150 jobs is expected to be finished in the fall. It seems like just the other day, back in September 2012, the Sugar Land city council held a public hearing for the proposed final development plan to establish the wholesale store on part of the 84-acre site of the Telfair Center Lakefront District. NOTE: Go to www.fortbendstar..com to view video for this article.
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Mad Hatter Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show a total success Pack to an overflowing crowd, the Stafford Center for the Performing Arts main ballroom was the place to be as the Mad Hatter Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show celebrated, “We are America,” sponsored by Fluor Corporation and benefiting Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. “We had so many wellknown icons on stage that not only made this event successful, they also kept the audience -
dressed in hats- entertained; Carolyn Farb an international icon; Jonathan Sandys, greatgrandson of Sir Winston Churchill; Fred Arnold with Minute Maid; Bambi Lynn national fashion icon, and Gail Best a local entertainer, and catered by the Italian Maid, all helped make this event wonderful. We cannot begin to thank everyone who participated in this wonderful event,” said Manuela Arroyos, CEO, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. One of the trademarks of the event is every table is decorated by a different organization or group and a winner announced. This year, Lisa Anhaiser owner of Linens by Lisa won for best table decoration.
Shakespeare and Seuss together at Fort Bend Theatre What would happen if you combined Shakespeare’s greatest love story and the fantastic, creative wordplay of Dr. Seuss? Award-winning Fort Bend Theatre’s Action Reaction Troupe is going to find out with The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. The show will run from May 10 to 19, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. This is a “Again, we are thrilled the event was so successful and we are already planning next year’s Mad Hatter and we look forward to seeing everyone there. Thank you to all for making this year's event so success. The elderly in the community are the real beneficiaries since their plates will not go empty,” Arroyos said.
Free fishing event for all kids in the area The City of Sugar Land and Sugar Land Coastal Conservation Assoc. are teaming up to provide a free fishing event for all the kids in the Sugar Land area. All kids 16 and under are invited. Sugar Land CCA will be providing the rods, reels, bait and refreshments!
Even (or especially) if you have never fished before this is an event you don’t want to miss. They will have plenty of volunteers working the shore line to help bait hooks, remove fish and take pictures for those (grand)parent/child memories of a lifetime!
Come on out and see the next generation of anglers. Sugar Land Kids Fish will be held Saturday, May 18, Sugar land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd at Commonwealth. Fishing starts at 8am. For more information email SugarLandCCA@Comcast.net
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All Fort Bend Libraries to close May 11 for staff development day All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed on Friday, May 10, for Staff Development Day. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, May 11. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib. tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
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Pictures for illustration purposes only. Subject to prior sale. Price plus t.t.l. with approved credit, prices good day of ad only. Incentives subject to change. Residency restrictions apply. Not responsible for typos. In stock vehicles only; no dealer trades. Price on all new vehicles is MSRP less factory rebates less dealer discounts plus t.t.l. Special rates in lieu of factory rebates. Offers end 5/31/2013. Silverado Ext. Cab TX Ed. MSRP $36,475, Chevy Rebate 4500, Classic Disc. 4487, Trade Bonus 1000, GM Loyalty Private Offer 1500. Silverado Ext. Cab All Star MSRP $34,270, Chevy Rebate 4500, Classic Disc. 3782, Trade Bonus 1000, GM Loyalty Private Offer 1500. Silverado CC TX Ed. MSRP $36,175, Chevy Rebate 4500, Classic Disc. 3687, Trade Bonus 1000, GM Loyalty Private Offer 1500. Silverado CC All Star MSRP $35,645, Chevy Rebate 4500, Classic Disc. 3657, Trade Bonus 1000, GM Loyalty Private Offer 1500. Silverado Reg. Cab MSRP $23,590, Chevy Rebate 2500, Classic Disc. 2102, Trade Bonus 1000, GM Loyalty Private Offer 1500. Equinox MSRP $24,580, Chevy Rebate 1000, Classic Disc. 1592. Traverse MSRP $31,370, Chevy Rebate 1500, Classic Disc. 2847. Tahoe MSRP $39,825, Chevy Rebate 2000, Classic Disc. 4837. Suburban MSRP $46,865, Chevy Rebate 2000, Classic Disc. 6877. Spark MSRP $13,920, Classic Disc. 932. Cruze MSRP $19,035, Chevy Rebate 1000, Classic Disc. 1047. Malibu MSRP $23,030, Chevy Rebate 2000, Classic Disc. 2042, AARP Member Bonus 500. Camaro MSRP $24,540, Chevy Rebate 1000, Classic Disc. 2552. 2012 Impala MSRP $26,780, Chevy Rebate 5500, Classic Disc. 2292. 2014 Impala 36 month closed end lease. $2799 down plus Tax, Title, License and $0 security deposit due at signing. 12,000 miles per year. With approved credit.
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