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Journey with us to Neverland, a place of whimsical mystery, inspired imagination and “happy thoughts,” as the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County celebrates its 21st Annual “Wine & Music” event. Our journey will take us to the Stafford Centre on Saturday, May 21, at 6:00 p.m. Please join Brenda Bowman, Executive Director of the Literacy Council, as Tinkerbell, Ryan B. Taylor, Event Co-Chair, as Captain Hook and Heather Reichert, Event Co-Chair, as Peter Pan for the Literacy Council of Fort Bend’s 21st Annual “Wine & Music” event at Stafford Centre. Tickets for the event are $75 per person, and they can be purchased by contacting the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County at 281.240.8181, for more information.

Fort Bend ISD budget still short, state budget as yet also unknown By Elsa Maxey Reductions in force have impacted Fort Bend ISD’s budget, reportedly to the tune of more than $24 million, but it is still not at a balanced budget. In about a month, June 13, the district’s board of trustees is scheduled to approve a budget. Recently, the Department of Education freed up funds that came to Texas for public education. But, of those, it is not known how much will come this direction. In the meantime, at the current legislative ses-

When the traffic get tough... By LeaAnne Klentzman Ya’ think they missed the sign? How could anyone NOT know that Sugar Land CRIMINAL is the sweet city? OF THE WEEK Seems a couple of notso-sweet drivers got into an altercation under the freeway at the Grand Parkway underpass. Story is - road rage led to the fight, right there, in the turnaround! They got out of their automobiles, threw some punches and then took off before police arrived. Not to be outdone, they each called police and plied their story. Just goes to show you, when the traffic gets tough, the tough…throw punches.


sion in Austin, the House and Senate are in talks with public school financing budgets that are $4.6 billion apart, said J. David Thompson, III of Thompson & Horton LLP on Friday last week at a Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce sponsored luncheon on school finance.

Thompson serves as legislative counsel for the Texas Association of School Administrators, some school districts and other groups. For the past 20 years, he has been involved in most legislative activities affecting public education. See BUDGET, page 7

A Fort Bend jury in Judge Tommy Culver’s 240th district court found the Fort Bend Star liable for defaming Chief Deputy Craig Brady’s son Wade Brady in an article published January, 2003 which discussed the chief deputy's actions related to his son's ticket for MIP (minor in possession) and subsequent expunction order. The story discussed the Chief Deputy's conversations with the ticketing deputies, then using the questionable expunction order, which the Star claimed was not signed in a timely matter, to get the secret tape recordings the deputies had made of their meetings with the senior Brady. Only $50,000 in actual damages were awarded. Although $1 million in punitive damages was assessed against the Star, it was far over the limits permitted and should be reduced significantly, according to the Star’s attorney John Edwards of the noted firm Jackson Walker. Edwards also said the verdict presents several First Amendment issues and will be appealed. The reporter of the story was LeaAnne Klentzman, who had previously been employed by the sheriff’s department six years before the story. Plaintiff attorney John Zavitsanos argued that Klentzman had malice toward Craig Brady and took it out on his son, who was 18 at the time of the MIP and over 19 when the article was published.

Early voting turnout: Abysmal By Elsa Maxey Early voting in the various city and school elections in Fort Bend County is really low. Rosenberg appears to be half of what it did in the last election. District 4 in Sugar Land is showing a good turnout with that three-way race. Willowridge and Aliana’s numbers are very low.

This is the feedback from the Fort Bend County Elections Administration about early voting Tuesday morning, and the last day for early voting for the May 14 election will have come to a close that day. Based on the activity, John Oldham, the county’s elections administrator, said he expects the voter turnout this Saturday

to be as low as three percent and as high as seven percent, but probably five percent. “Historically, we would be at five to seven percent”, he said and of course, “elections are not always the same.” The number of registered voters in Fort Bend County is 305,762, reports Oldham and See VOTING, page 7

Posting political signs draws issue By Elsa Maxey Many people are aware that there are political sign posting ordinances in their cities that specify sign sizes, their location, and earliest time placement among other requirements. In Stafford just the other day, whether political signs could be posted at city hall, a voting site, became an issue. A city resident said he put up a sign at city hall for the upcoming election last week meeting the election code distance requirements when early voting was underway. He said that it was then taken down by the city. “There was some confu-

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sion between my office and the polling rules,” said City Code Enforcement Officer Scott McElrath, who acknowledged that he took the sign down and later put it back up, where it now is on 2610 South Main. The resident who placed the sign, Martin Saldua, is also a board member of Fort Bend WCID No. 2, which is holding a bond referendum this Saturday. He said the city had been critical of the water district for not having joint elections and now that the water district opted to do it, the sign removal about its bond election was the result. See POSTING, page 7

The Star had previously published several opinion columns about the MIP and Craig Brady’s handling of the legal issues about his sons, but those were not the subject of the suit. However, these opinion columns, appearing in Bev’s Burner in the Star, and Susan DeQuesney’s column, were used to buttress the plaintiff’s case. Wade Brady, 27, testified that he gained 30 pounds, stayed in his room more than before, and was depressed after the story came out. Star publisher Beverly Carter said the story was true and she would not change it even today.

The Star had previously asked Judge Culver to issue a summary judgment, which would throw the case out of court. After his denial, the Star appealed his decision, claiming Wade Brady was a limited purpose public figure due to his father’s position as a public official and based on the subject matter of the article. After the Star was unable to get the suit dismissed, it finally went to trial for the past 1 1/2 weeks . “We don’t think we have acted irresponsible,” said Star publisher Carter, “and we plan to continue to bring the news and opinions to the reading public of Fort Bend County.”

State election inspector monitoring polls on May 14 in Fort Bend By Elsa Maxey At least one inspector from the state’s Elections Division will be in Fort Bend County on election day this Saturday, advises Randall Dillard, Director of Communications with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State. “We have received a request for an election inspector for the Fort Bend ISD election on May 14, and will send at least one inspector to observe activities at district polling locations on election day,” Dillard told the "Fort Bend Star". The request was timely filed with the Secretary of State’s Office and will not be available for public inspection until after the election. This means that the reason for the request cannot be known until after Saturday nor will those requesting it be known until after the election. A rumor was circulating about the request to the Secretary of State’s Office, which is no longer just a rumor since plans for moni-

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toring by the state office have been confirmed. The rumblings were also about the monitoring request for the 40 plus polling stations in Fort Bend County, specifically for Fort Bend ISD, Sugar Land and Missouri City, believed to have been made by school board and city council candidates running for office, and others in support of the monitoring. In accordance with the Election Code, a state inspectors appointment takes place if the secretary receives a written request for the appointment from 15 or more registered voters 1) of the county for which the inspector is requested for an election ordered by the governor or a county authority or for a primary election or 2) of the political subdivision in which the election specified by the request is held for an election ordered by an authority of a political subdivision other than a county. See INSPECTOR, page 7 A large crowd gathered at Sugar Land Town Square’s recent Sugar Land Junior Superstar competition. Radio personality Michele Fisher emceed the event, which crowned Lexi Stavinoha Sugar Land’s first Junior Superstar. The event was new this year and based off of the wildly popular Sugar Land Superstar competition.

Sugar Land Town Square recently named the first, second and third place winners in its Sugar Land Junior Superstar competition. The American Idol-like competition featured many talented young singers from the area. Pictured left to right are Selena Packard in third place, Lexi Stavinoha in first place, and Savannah Schakett in second place.

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Developers have approached the city to increase the number of apartments by more than 1,000 units. I expect those requests will continue. H Ask yourself, which candidate do you trust to speak up when a developer approaches City Council with an apartment project? It is imperative that we have a city council representative that will be vigilant and will speak up when any particular aspects of development may negatively impact our neighborhoods and quality of life. I have promised not to accept contributions from developers who do not own a home in our district. Those who live here have a vested interest in keeping up the values of the neighborhood. I will be a strong and independent voice for residents.

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Sugar Land policemen and firefighters go to war…again During the 3rd Annual Sugar Land BASH, an elite group of Sugar Land’s Policemen and Firefighters will wage “war” with each other to help raise money for a different kind of battle—the battle to help fight pediatric cancer. TCRN-Sugar Land proudly presents the 3rd Annual Sugar Land BASH on May 14 in Sugar Land’s Town Square Plaza from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm. where six Policemen and six Firefighters will compete against one another in a “friendly” Tug of War to prove who’s stronger. All proceeds

from the BASH will go to the Snowdrop Foundation funding scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors in the Fort Bend County area. Scott Wong, local State Farm Agent and TCRN member is sponsoring this Tug of War as a neighborly gesture and does not want to choose sides in this battle between Sugar Land’s bravest and finest. When asked who he thought would win, Donnie Tomlinson, President of the Sugar Land Firefighters Association had this to say,

“We may have lost the battle at last year’s BASH, but this year will be a different story.” Not to be outdone, Sergeant Wayne Coleman insists that his team is more than ready to defend their BASH title. Find out who wins on May 14th and enjoy plenty of free family fun and great entertainment. There will be Balloon Artists, Face Painting, Live Bands and a chance to win a 2011 Harley-Davidson generously donated by Republic Harley-Davidson for this year’s raffle.










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Not this time.....It has been reported to me that several people have called the "Star" wanting me to write about the upcoming elections, both city and school board. They want advice about who to vote for. I’m sorry I’ve let you down. As a matter of fact, I’ve let myself down and I will go to the vot-

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ing booth this Saturday (I think I’ve missed early voting) without the proper knowledge to cast an informed ballot. No, this libel suit has not scared me off from writing exactly what I think about some of our local people, although I don’t think any other newspaper in Fort Bend does this.

You see, I’ve been waylaid by an on-going illness and tied up in court for the past nine days. When you are fighting for your life, both literally and figuratively, you don’t have much stomach to wade through a bunch of resumes to determine who you are going to support. I would say that if you are

completely uninformed, ask one of your neighbors or friends that you trust and who has kept up with this to give you advice. I have some very good friends who usually send out emails to garner support for candidates. Sometimes I agree with them; sometimes I don’t. But I guess this time, I’m just going to have to go with one of them. As an added note: be sure and thank those people who have had the guts to run. In these trying economic times for our cities and school districts, it’s a thankless job to be on either. Anyone who wants to meet that challenge deserves our respect and gratitude. B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar. com

Night at the Movies concert concludes 19th season of FBSO May 22 Experience the excitement of some of the world’s greatest movies as the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the music of the big screen with Night at the Movies on Sunday, May 22. This concert, the final of FBSO’s 19th season, begins at 2 p.m. at the

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Beware … Crooks working Craigslist in Fort Bend County By LeaAnne Klentzman Craigslist met with a potential According to Sugar Land a robbery report on Saturday after In what could be called an buyer from Craigslist at the Sugar police spokesperson Doug a man was robbed of a mobile abundance of caution, a seller on Land Walmart parking lot. Adolph, Sugar Land police took phone on Friday. Adolph said, “A man said he arranged through Craigslist to meet another man at 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot to sell a mobile phone. The other man displayed a pistol, took the phone and walked away.” The suspect was described as possibly Hispanic, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds and wearing a black shirt with buttons and blue jeans. Adolph said the case remains under investigation.

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For the Sugar Land Skeeters, Saturday, May 14, is the beginning of the new era of minor league baseball locally featuring games, skill challenges, all-age activities, a coaches’ clinic, and game greats will give out free autographs. With a carnival atmosphere, at the Fan Fest there will be balloon artists, face painters, live music, live performers and radio remotes. The event will be at Fluor Daniel on 1 Flour Daniel Drive in Sugar Land, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking is free. For more Fan Fest information and updates, log onto www.

Local community theater auditions for Oklahoma this weekend

Final auditions for the July performances for Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s "Oklahoma" will be held on Sunday May 15 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd (at FM 1092), in Missouri City, to begin production through the First United Methodist Church Friends of the Arts summer musicals. “This will be like community theater shakes hands with professional theater,” commented Dave Anderson, veteran theater director and producer for over 30 years. “This will be an amazing experience for anyone in the community!” People of all ages are encouraged to audition. No experience is required and seasoned actors will be appreciated. For audition requirements, and more information, please go to or call Matt at the First United Methodist Church 281-499-3502.

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AHS Navy JROTC receives Distinguished Unit Award The Stephen F. Austin High School Navy Junior ROTC received notification that it has been awarded the 2010-2011 Distinguished Unit Award by the United States Navy for outstanding performance during the past school year. Of the 67 Navy Junior Officer Training Corps Programs within the state of Texas, Stephen F. Austin was ranked 5th! This is the unit’s 7th consecutive award! Selection factors are weighted mostly towards the unit’s annual inspection posture, scholastic achievement, participation in drill and field meets and their overall military performance, community service, school support and academic performance. The unit also must have demonstrated success in competitive events including drill team, color guard, marksmanship, physical fitness and academic team. Being designated a Distinguished Unit is the highest recognition that an individual NJROTC Unit can receive. The award’s citation reads as follows: “The Commander, Naval

Service Training Command takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Unit Award to Stephen F. Austin High School for outstanding performance during school year 2010-2011 in recognition of the exceptional professional ability, initiative and dedication demonstrated by its Naval Science Instructors; the outstanding support provided by the school administration; the excellent atmosphere prevalent throughout the school in support of the Navy Junior ROTC program; the exemplary appearance, military bearing and courtesies exhibited by its cadets; the active participation of the unit in support of school, community and other extracurricular activities and services; and the superb discipline demonstrated by the cadets during drill meets and other public appearances, the Stephen F. Austin High School Junior ROTC unit has been selected as a Distinguished Unit.” The AHS Navy JROTC program, taught by LCDR Ed Sellards and MCPO Joe Girdner,

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actions that each of us can take to help raise safe, healthy, resilient children. The light of hope event helps people to visualize the size of the problem and symbolizes giving the light of hope to a child as hundreds of people light their candles simultaneously in Sugar Land Town Center. The candles represent the more than 35 thousand neglected or abused children reported each year in the Houston area. This year, the CAFB asked Girl Scouts from the area to help create a Blue ribbon quilt. Scouts were asked to decorate a square for their blue ribbon quilt. All the squares were then tied together in Town Center on March 25 to the pre-existing blue ribbon quilt.

Rainbow Stars Service Unit from New Territory again contributed squares to the quilt. Some of the troops that participated were 28108 and 28109. The ceremony kicked off April Child Abuse Prevention Month in Sugar Land. In communities around the country, April is observed as Child Abuse Prevention Month in an effort to raise awareness about abuse, promote nonviolent discipline and good communication between parents and children, and inform families about community resources such as CAFB. In the process of making the quilt squares, leaders were given the opportunity to talk to the girl scouts about this sensitive issue.

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Each City department was asked to nominate a distinguished individual volunteer, each of whom was recognized in a ceremony during the concert intermission. Special recognition went to 10 individuals, and from this group, Carol Hill (pictured second row center in turquoise shirt) was selected as the 2010 Volunteer of the Year for her efforts to promote animal adoption at the city shelter. With the help of volunteers, the city has been able to further expand and enrich the services it provides to the community. For more information on the Serve Sugar Land volunteer program, programs/serve_sugarland.

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First Colony Swin Team Swimmers finish 5th at NCSA Junior Nationals 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 sea-

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son 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 Landeck finished 5th in the 100 Breast, and 200 Breast, 10th in the 50 breast, and 11th in the 400 IM ending the season breaking 2 GULF records. On the men’s side, Eegan Groome finished 3rd in the 1000 Free, 5th in the 500 Free and 1650 Free and ended his season with 4 FCST team records including the 1000 Free and the 1650 Free. Daniel Graviss placed 11th in the 1650 Free and 15th in the 1000 Free and finished his season with 2 FCST team records. Rounding out the team


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record breakers were Madison Varisco who broke two FCST team records with her swims in the 100 Back and 200 Back, and Brett Pinfold who finished his season with 8 FCST team records including the 50 Back, 100 Back, 50 Fly, and 100 Fly. FCST relays broke numerous team records and scored big points for the team. The Women’s 400 Free Relay of Simone Manuel, Skylar Smith, Romy Landeck, and Maddie 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 addition to this relay, the FCST men broke 4 more FCST Men’s Open team records including the 200 & 400 Free Relay (Pinfold, Graviss, Marc, Groome), and the 200 & 400 Medley Relay (Graviss, Kyle Yu, Pinfold, Groome). On the individual side, numerous swimmers added new National times to their event lineup. Congratulations to Alicia Finnigan, Jordan Hancock, Antoine Marc, Asia Quentin, Kaitlyn Swinney, and Erin Yeager.

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



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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

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Sienna Girl Scout Troop Collects Books for overseas orphanage

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HELP NEEDED. Spread the word. Family video tapes stolen out of a car along with camera. Video tapes contained pictures of a husband, now Sienna Plantation Girl Scout dead. Wife requesting return of tapes. Cadette Troop 3706 collected COUNCILMAN DANNY more than 200 books written NGUYEN RECOGNIZED. Was in Spanish for an orphanage in invited to be one of ONLY six the Dominican Republic. This people recognized during presentaorphanage was badly in need tion of HR 1046 Resolution, recogof books, but did not have the nizing May 2011 as Asian Pacific resources to purchase them. One American Heritage Month. Missouri girl was so desperate for reading City also mentioned with Councilman material that she read the same Nguyen on the Capitol floor by Texas story repeatedly as there were no Governor in front of hundreds of other books available. Representatives, Senators, etc. from Troop 3706 would like to thank Texas. those who supported this effort. WHAT IS MUDJACKING? In particular, the leadership of the When a street has standing water that Girl Scout Yellow Rose Service has been stagnant, the CITY investiUnit provided invaluable support gates. If it meets the criteria for “mudby promoting this project to the unit membership, resulting in sev- Troop 3706 includes 6th grade girls from Baines and Quail Valley jacking” a work order issued. They eral area troops collecting books Middle Schools, including Madison Fink, Shreya Kulkarni, Caroline drill small holes into the ground and to donate. For more information Latta, Moriah Richard, Megan Schrier, Allison Sullivan, Madison Toce, push a cement/mud material under the concrete to allow water to flow on this effort, please go to www. Alexandra Trujillo, and Kristina Viro. properly to the drains. When finished, The Spanish book drive is other projects have benefited US Marsh Mania Restoration the holes will be filled. CITY RADIO STATION. one of seven service projects Troops in Afghanistan, Child Project, the Houston Humane completed by Troop 3706 during Advocates of Fort Bend County, Society, and the Holocaust WQMN 1690 AM (690 on radio dial). Available 24/7. LOW band can cause the 10/11 academic year. The the Galveston Bay Foundation Museum Houston. “scratchy” audio. IMPORTANT: purchase battery radio prior to hurricane Woman's Club of Missouri City ends season with donations season for times when power is out. “QUICK LINKS” ON CITY At the year end meeting of the Woman's Club of Missouri City, held Habitat for Humanity under WEB SITE HOMEPAGE. “City at the historic Dew House, these Ladies of the Club presented Elkins the direction of Frank Pye with Code Enforcement map, City radio $1,500. They also once again station, Alarm permit option to pay donated a generous $1500.00 to online. NEED SIDEWALK REPAIR? the DeWalt Heritage Center (Dew House) as well as $500 each to the Call CITY 281-403-8500 ask for Sienna and Missouri City Branches “Service Center” Department. FREE 6 WEEK ACADEMY. of the Fort Bend County Library.  Pictured here are the 2011- GO “Behind-the-Scenes of Police/ 2012 Officers (L-R) Ann Smith Fire Departments. Contact: Officer

(Parliamentarian); Ingelise Braswell (Corresponding Secretary); Jane Owen (Secretary); Lisa Glenn (Historian); Milly Smith (Vice President), Maria Torres(Treasurer) and Jo Butterfield (President).

Ridge Point HS freshman boys takes district championship After winning every meet this season, Ridge Point High School Freshman Boys Track & Field team finishes the season off with the District Championship. Headed by James Kowalewski (better known as Coach Kovo), Assistant Gary Castille and Assistant Coach Derek Ruthardt, the District Championship Team consisted of: (front) Jordan Flores, Alex

Guidry, Danny Stamp, Nicholas Lam, (center) Blaine Kaplani, Camyron Brown, Mike Dumas, Nathan Pantera, Joey Hernandez, Darius Hester, *Montria Brown, (back) Kendrick Smith, *Daniel Griffin, Jonathan Kolb, *Connor Brock, Coach Kovo, Saje Wren, Adam Berman, *Justin Gerbrecht (Not Pictured) Colton Contorno , Je’Marcus Johnson, Gabe Price, Gerry Manuel, Eric Bazan. *Individual District Champions: Connor Brock – Shot Put, Daniel Griffin – Pole Vault, Justin Gerbrecht – 110 Hurdles, Montria Brown – 400.

Palmer Elementary celebrates 25 Years of Excellence today Palmer Elementary is celebrating “25 Years of Excellence” at a special reception on May 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Palmer Library at 4208 Crow Valley Drive, Missouri City. Plenty of fun and memorable activities are planned for the students on the day of the celebration. Each homeroom class chose a time period, culture or trend to highlight from the past 25 years. The school will create a time capsule with items such as popular movies, menus with prices and other trendy items that will give children 25 years from now a glimpse of the life and times of a Palmer student in the 2011 school year. Please contact Johnna Guilbeau at for additional information.



Dan Flagg at 281-403-8705. LOOKING FOR A POOL? Go to and click on FAQ at top/center of the home page. Scroll to bottom of “Frequently asked Questions”. SEE A PROBLEM? Please report, street addresses of rusting or problematic mail boxes to MOSQUITO SPRAYING BEGINS. Cypress Creek Pest Control is scheduled through the fiscal year. Current cycle is “every” Thursday and covers all the public

Missouri City officials investigating fires Missouri City Police and Fire Arson investigators are questioning a suspect who allegedly set several small fires on the Beltway 8 Service Road near US90A about 1:38 p.m. this afternoon. Witnesses told officials that they observed Joseph Lavegner, 53, setting the fires about 100 yards apart and immediately notified Stafford Police, who responded to the scene. The incident occurred in the

Harris County area of Missouri City and firefighters from Missouri City, Stafford and Houston responded. Missouri City firemen put out the flames, which covered approximately ¼-acre of grass. Due to the location of the crime, Missouri City Police have filed second-degree arson charges against the suspect and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has accepted the case.


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Potential juror could see the handwriting on the wall Dear Beverly, I was one of 80 potential jurors selected for voire dire in the libel case involving the Ft. Bend Star and Wade Brady. After sitting through that, I am so spitting-mad I don’t know where to start. The potential jurors were given a 6 page questionnaire to complete. Based on this questionnaire and the questions asked by the attorneys, the following was pretty evident: An 18 year old boy got caught doing something he shouldn’t have done and it ended up in the local paper. Rather than receiving a proper parental response of ripping the kid a new one for

his misbehavior, the parent(s) are very apparently condoning, and I suspect funding, a lawsuit for libel against your paper . The 18 year old claims “mental anguish” and suffered damage to his character and reputation. If it wasn’t for the fact that I was in the court room I would have thought this some kind of colossal joke. What an incredible abuse of the judicial system and tax payer money! An 18 year old gets his name in the paper with a negative connotation. I bet that caused a sensation in his hometown for all of 10 minutes. Mental anguish? Are you kidding me? Maybe

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he should have thought about anguish before he did something he should not have been doing in the first place. And excuse me – damage to his character and reputation? At 18 you haven’t the maturity yet to build enough of a character or reputation to damage. This has now apparently drug on for 8 years. My reading of this is that someone is looking for a meal ticket as there was a pretty big emphasis on whether or not a juror would be able to award punitive damages. I wish I could give him punitive damages– all over his backside. And can someone explain to me what kind of idiotic parent


doesn’t put the kibosh on this kind of nonsense and punish their child for being out of line??? (By the way, 18 may be considered adult, but bad behavior indicating a lack of maturity makes him a child still). I understand one of the parents is in law enforcement. Is it really wise to have officers with such incredibly poor parental judgment in positions of authority? The product of this kind of parenting does not bode well for the future of society. I come from a small Texas town and went to school with the police chief’s sons, the pastor’s sons and the children of prominent citizens. This is a story that is

Nunez responds to recent article by Elsa Maxey Dear Editor: The recent front page article written by Ms. Elsa Maxey reporting the resignation of a WCID #2 board member asserts that I “stated many allegations”. Let me just say that if your author had made just a small attempt of researching the items mentioned she could have easily found all of them in public records. Every last one of them, including the former board members being quoted as “the move to

Pecan Grove was necessitated because he married some eight months ago and the blended family didn’t comfortably fit his Vaccaro Manor home”. I do NOT consider the former board member a racist and do not agree that the statement made by the former board member is a racist attack as alluded to by some of the water district customers. What I do question is why the writer of this supposedly unbiased article in your newspaper also the hired publicist for WCID

repeated all throughout America, where the children of these families feel they have a license to get away with bad behavior because of who they are. When their parents cover for them and don’t take the moral high road to make their children suffer the consequences of their actions, they do a disservice to these kids by disallowing important life lessons to be learned and in the end, they help create adults that lack integrity, responsibility and moral values. I also come from a law enforcement family, the difference is - my father made it very clear to my brothers and myself what was and was not accept-

able. What was further made clear is that there are consequences for everything you do, and not only would there be no assistance from either of my parents if we got into trouble, there would be consequences at home as well. I wish all parents would give their children solid values like my parents gave us. I can’t help but think that we’d have a better America if they did….and we’d save the taxpayers a heck of a lot of money. I may not have all the facts in the case, as I’m not on the jury, but I’m pretty sure that I’m not far off the mark in reading the handwriting on this wall. Name withheld by request

#2? What I also think is that this is WATERGATE AT WCID #2 at it again. Sincerely, Johnny F Nunez *EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. Nunez, Ms. Elsa Maxey is a contract employee of the water district who puts into sentences the information provided to her by the water district. She has a company that does this for various entities. Additionally, her story only involves what you had previously stated in your flyer which you published IN THIS NEWSPAPER so I don't really understand what it is you are complaining about

and what she has to research. She assumed you researched it before you printed it in a flyer. Mr. Howard resigned, which seemed to be the point of your original flyer, so what's the beef? I didn't take your reference to "blended family" as racist. I thought it meant that his family had grown with the new marriage and he needed more room provided by the new house in Pecan Grove. If that is not the case, then be careful how you express yourself as some people seem intent on taking things wrong. Hint, hint. BKC

Reader gives thanks for article written by the “Star” Elsa, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic article you wrote about our lake. I certainly pray it generates some interest in it from our city counsel. I believe the epic idea Meadow's Place came up with is certainly an option for us. Hopefully more home owners will read your article and take a vested interest in finding a solution for the lake situation. As of this point, behind my home what is left of the water is not inches deep. The fish have

moved on to deeper waters. The giant soft shell turtles are basically no more and our ducks are down to three where there use to be at least thirty on the hill. As the days progress as they have within, at this rate we will be dried up behind my home and it will continue to move down from home to home. The debris that littered the bottom of the lake is now ever apparent to the point that paint cans someone carelessly tossed are half way showing, more appropriately said, an eye sore. I sincerely hope for those who

pay good money to play on the El Dorado Course, owned by the city, will also complain about the view. Perhaps in that regard when they (the city) see they are losing money and golfers go elsewhere for a beautiful course. Something will be done, instead of telling us to pray for rain. That's an excellent response, I am a firm believer in the power of the Lord. Sometimes the Lord works through the acts of people. Thank you again, Deborah Jackson Quail Valley resident

I’m soooooo confused says “Star” reader I know that I am old and confused, but sometimes the things that FCCA does, confuses me even more. In December and January, they sent out violation letters to residents for no grass in the yard and gave them just a couple of weeks to comply. Number one, grass does not grow in December and January, even if you could find it at any of the plant stores or home

stores. It's really funny because One neighbor had a small bird the FCCA common areas have feeder, mostly hidden, that his no grass. They should set a good deceased wife put up before she example. died. He got a letter but his next More confusion…. we are door neighbor who has two pink, in one of the biggest dry spells plastic flamingoes, clearly visible in Texas history and just about in the front yard, never hears from every resident is getting a letter to FCCA. power wash their drive and sideI was forced to put up a cedar walks.. Aren't we trying to con- fence which is more expensive serve water during this period? than pine. My neighbor across the Couldn't this have waited until street, has a fence that is falling December or January or when we down and when it needs picket start getting rain? replacement, uses pine. I have Most in our neighborhood informed the association with NO firmly believe that FCCA prac- RESULTS.. I have to look at this tices selective enforcement. We atrocity every day. have one neighbor who has had Seems like selective enforce2 large tree limbs that have been ment to me! Dear Editor, down in the front yard for 2 Regards, In reference to Deborah years.. no letter, no warning.. Name withheld by request Jackson's complaint about a lake on the Quail Valley Golf Course drying up … come see rayer ist the end result. There is one on the Par 3 Darren Glynn, civilian contractor Corporal Jake Crocker, USMC (behind houses on Hampton Corporal Jarrod Wayman, USMC Corporal Armando Olivares, USMC Dr.). It has been dried up and Sgt. Simon Gutierrez, USMC Corporal Jonathan McCoy, USMC neglected for years now. It is Pvt. Marques Roberson, U.S. Army Sgt. Cory Wolston, U.S. Army LCpl. Brad Robideaux, USMC so overgrown it is impossible Capt. Daniel Seiter, U.S. Army to see the houses on the other Mike Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC PFC Kent Finley, 1st Cavalry Ens. Leslie Ward, USN Dan Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC side of the golf course. LCpl. Chris White, USMC But, that is not the real prob- Henry Blassingame, contractor Spc. Mark Shimala, U.S. Army SPC Christopher Kimrey, U.S. Army lem. Last summer we has oposSgt. Matthew Austin Gaines, U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon, USMC sums in our back yard, rats and Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo, U.S. Army PFC E4 Michael Andrew Hernandez, mice in our pools, and snakes Capt. Matthew Fox, U.S. Army U.S. Army all over. Then there are the Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado, USMC LCpl. Michael Cannata, USMC ducks that land and swim in the Airman Oscar Mejorado II, USAF John R. Simmons, U.S. Army pool … what a mess they make Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado, USN Capt. Sean Nolan, U.S. Army Pvt. V. JordanVoss, U.S. Army because there is no other water Capt. Richard Carrell, USAF LCpl. Alfred Paul Garza, USMC Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams, USMC nearby for them. John David Woodcock, Petty Officer, So, yes, it does look horrible, Sgt. Holly K. Williams, USMC US Navy E3 Barett Clement, USCG and yes, our property values Lt. Ryan Stevens, U.S. Army have gone down, but everyone Capt. Joseph DeWitt, U.S. Army Senior Airman Oscar J. Perez, USAF Maj. William J. Stoesser, U.S. Army we've contacted doesn't care Airman Caleb J. Powell, USAF Spc. Johnny Ray DeLeon, U.S. Army because it doesn't affect them. Cpl. Erick Tijerina, USMC Capt. Robert Jason Wisham, U.S. Army Ours is already "an eye sore to LCDR James D. Shaw, U.S. Navy PFC Zachary T. Gazaway, USMC those who live on it", and has TSgt. Daniel Vargas, USAF PFC Luke M. Havemann, U.S. Army been for about three years. PFC Zachary Johnson, U.S. Army LCpl. Jeffrey B. Brock, USMC PFC Charlie Kasel - U.S. Army Forget trying to sell with FC2 Penny McGaughy, U.S. Navy LCpl. Adam C. Turek - USMC conditions like that 40 - 50 LCpl. Raymond Padilla, Jr., USMC PFC Sean (CJ) Johnson, U.S. Army LCpl. Robert Originales, Jr., USMC yards from our back door. Seaman Fernando Hernandez Jr., USN So, good luck with your PFC Patrick Fege, U.S. Army Chaplain Joe G. Grace II, Army Reserves Corporal Jonathon Ross, USMC attempt to remedy your probLCpl. John Rossi, USMC Capt. Clay Bland, U.S. Army lems. I hope your lake doesn't Capt. Hunter Bland, U.S. Army SR Francisco Quintanilla, U.S. Navy become a wild life refuge as LCpl. Michael Gomez, USMC SR Joel Soto, U.S. Navy ours has become. PFC Miguel Soto, Jr., U.S. Army PFC Eli Harrington, USMC

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Joint partnership a plus After 10 years Dulles Ave to get upgrades By Elsa Maxey Reconstruction of Dulles Avenue from Avenue E to U.S. 90A is gearing up to start this summer once utility relocation is completed. It is a project that has been on the radar for about 10 years, had design work awarded in 2008, and it is about to begin this July. The work will take some 18 months to complete, according to the City of Sugar Land, which approved a $9.5 million contract awarded to James Construction Group, LLC last week involving several entities as part of the road upgrade. The reconstruction project also includes curbs and gutters,

drainage improvements, decorative signals, street lighting and sidewalks, and intersection improvements with additional turn lanes at Cartwright Road and Lexington Boulevard. Stafford, Missouri City, Fort Bend County and the Fort Bend Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 are also involved in the project, each contributing financially to those portions in their jurisdictions. The road to soon undergo reconstruction is described as an undivided arterial, which will be widened and has included water line realignment. The road project also involves gas pipeline work involving three

companies pipeline casing extensions, said Sugar Land’s Keisha Seals, Engineer III. Project data shows Fort Bend County’s contribution to be $4.29 million from the 2001 and 2007 bonds, the City of Stafford is contributing approximately $750,000, and the Fort Bend Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 is contributing a maximum of $275,000. At this time a Missouri City agreement is pending for improvements on SH 6 and the Dulles intersection, and Seals told the Sugar Land City Council it would be forthcoming to also include their project contribution.

Cinco de Mayo melee takes place in parking lot By LeaAnne Klentzman A melee in the Pappasito’s parking lot led to the arrest of eight during Cinco de Mayo celebration. Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph said on May 5 at 10 p.m., police responded to a fight in the parking lot at the Pappasito's Restaurant, 13750 Southwest Freeway, dur-

ing a large, organized, Cinco de Mayo celebration with live bands and other entertainment. The eight people were arrested on various charges: Jason Bonilla, 20, of Sugar Land was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct. Jaime Escobar, 19, of Richmond was arrested and charged with assault and disor-

Nominate a community volunteer Every year the Exchange Club of Sugar Land recognizes a community volunteer for the efforts in making Fort Bend Count a better place to live. They are seeking recommendations from the community to assist with finding a worthy volunteer.

One person will be chosen and receive special recognition by the Exchange Club of Sugar Land. Please contact Kevin Barker at (281) 384-4718 or by e-mail at kevin.barker@texanacenter. com for a nomination form.

derly conduct. Gilberto Huerta, 17, was arrested and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and evading arrest. Irvin Edwardo Huerta, 19, of Fort Bend County, was arrested and charged with evading arrest. John Anthony Flores, 20, of Rosenberg, was arrested and charged with evading arrest. Darwin Alexander Rodriguez, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and interference with a peace officer. Lenin Eric Garcia, 18, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with interference with a peace officer, and Jamie Escobar, 19, of Richmond, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

Posting political signs draws issue.................................. from page 1 “It was the sign department that was involved in it,” said Bonnie Biamonte, City Secretary, “and there was some question about whether it would be allowed there or not and as long as they are behind the distance marker and not in the right of way during early voting. They are allowed since we are a polling place.” Fort Bend Elections Administrator John Oldham was consulted along the way. Oldham confirmed that he was called by both Saldua and Victor Linares, another Stafford resident and former city councilmember. Linares also wanted to put up signs at city hall for a school board candidate, the school’s bond referendum and one for the water district and

understood that was not allowable in light of Saldua’s experience, he said. “I have an empty lot,” and political signs on that property, he said. On Monday, Linares said McElrath told him, “You all can put up signs.” Oldham said he spoke to Stafford’s City Secretary. “I know that there was some misunderstanding down there about what electioneering was allowed and what wasn’t,” said Oldham indicating that he had received calls from “a couple of people who felt that they weren’t being treated fairly.” On Monday morning, he said, “within a half hour everything was fine.” Oldham said the state statue is not real clear and it does not address signs “per se“ on poll-

ing places “and doesn’t really define what electioneering is,” but he said that from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office, there is an implied right to do it. Restrictions can be placed, like on right of ways in accordance with Texas laws “and some municipalities have ordinances, like Missouri City limits size and location of signs and Meadows Place limits location and quantity.” Earlier in the week, Oldham said a local school asked for his opinion about a candidate who put up a sign 10 days before the election. “The site is not a polling place 10 days before the election,” he said noting that it is the school’s decision, and “we don’t enforce sign ordinances.”

Fort Bend ISD budget still short, state budget as yet also unknown................................... from page 1 Thompson said “The number one issue in the legislature is budget, the number two issue in the legislature is budget, the number three issue in the legislature is budget. The number four issue is everything else.” Of the $27 billion shortfall statewide, he said the House and Senate are taking different approaches at balancing the state budget. The Senate version of a budget proposal for supporting public education in Texas is higher than that of the House, Thompson said. He sees a fundamental issue in the state budget with the danger of continuing what he called a built-in structural deficit akin to living a lifestyle that increases and cannot be afforded. The Rainy Day Fund with $9.6 billion, may get bigger, he

said, but most of it is being left untouched. As for the lottery financing public education, he said that we are not buying enough tickets. “The lottery raises enough money to support public schools for one week of operations.” So what are public school students to do? In FBISD, on Monday after the district’s budget meeting, they gathered at the administration building carrying signs in protest of budget cuts affecting fine arts programs, some also in support of teachers. There were students and parents that later addressed the school board, which also met on Monday, and they entered their comments and sentiments into the school record for consideration by the board.

State election inspector monitoring polls on May 14 in Fort Bend..... from page 1 Dillard also said inspectors observe and report on functions at polling places. The duties and privileges of a state inspector entitle the inspector to also be present at and observe any function or activity at a central counting station, place of canvass, or other places at which

official election or voter registration functions or activities take place. “If they observe any violations of the law, the inspector may bring the irregularity to the attention of the polling place’s presiding judge, or may call our office for guidance,” said Dillard.

Early voting turnout: Abysmal...................................... from page 1 registered voters are being encouraged to exercise their right to vote. Early election return results are expected to be available this Saturday at about 7:15 p.m., said Oldham. Complete election results on Saturday after

the polls close are expected to also be posted on the county’s website, www.fortbendvotes. org, between 9:30 – 10 p.m. For questions about polling locations, interested persons may visit the county’s website or call (281) 341-8670.

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Garcia Middle School student hit by passing vehicle By LeaAnne Klentzman Details are limited at press time over what led to the auto pedestrian accident on Old Richmond Road near Garcia Middle School. Monday afternoon when school let out a Garcia Middle School student was hit by a passing vehicle on Old Richmond Road. According to Nancy Porter, spokesperson for Fort Bend independent School District, the student was hit and sustained a broken arm and leg as a result of the accident. He was taken to Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston by ambulance. No further details were available. According to parents who have children that attend the school, there are no clearly defined crosswalks nor is there a crossing guard or police officer outside during the walk time for students either arriving or leaving the school. Garcia Middle School is located near the intersection of Old Richmond Road and FM 1464/Clodine Road. The student was not identified due to age and is expected to make a full recovery.




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Sunday, May 15 • 5:30pm Stafford Performing Arts Theatre

“Use it or Lose It” Classes For experienced dancers to get more summer work Wednesdays, May 18 - June 8 - 5:30-7:00pm Summer Dance Camp Beginner/Intermediate dancers Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 12-28 Summer Intensive For experienced dancers - August 26-27 Taught by a professional dancer - Ballet, Jazz, Modern/Lyrical 2011-12 Open Company Auditions August 28, 2:00pm - Material learned at the Summer Intensive will be used for the audition

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S ta r r i n g s Editor's note: Starrings are for nonprofit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the "5 W's": Who, What, When, Where, and Why. Fax us: 281-690-4250; e-mail: or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Ste. 300, Stafford, TX 77477.

MAY 11 Business Network International Visitor Day Hosted by the BNI First Colony Chapter. Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM, , Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Cost is $15 and includes breakfast. BNI

Basketball Day Camp at Ft Bend Baptist Academy, Sugar Land, TX June 20-24, 9am-1pm

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Executive Director Kathleen Mathy will speak on “Networking by Word of Mouth Marketing”.To RSVP, contact Carol Musick at (713) 252-4099 or For more information on BNI, visit Fort Bend German Society to take day trip The Fort Bend Chapter of the Texas German Society will have a day trip to Galveston on Wednesday, May 11, to tour the Moody Mansion, Seaport Museum, Elissa ship, walking tour of the tree carvings and eat lunch at Pier 21. Meet at Juanita Todd’s house, 13135 Colony, Needville at 7:30 a.m. Call 281-342-8243 for more information. ICAN center Mix & Mingle Job-hunters who are interested in networking are invited to attend the ICAN Center Mix & Mingle at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, on Wednesday, May 11, beginning at 6:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. Sanjay Mundle, will discuss “Current Job-Search Strategies.” The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100. MAY 12 Pests, what are they? The Fort Bend Master Gardeners sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service will present “Pests, What are they?” as the May program in the Green Thumb Series on Thursday evening, May 12, 7 p.m.-9 p.m , Parkway United Methodist Church, 5801 New Territory Blvd; Sugar Land (across from Randall’s behind Chase Bank). Learn to identify pests and to use the Integrated Pest Management approach. The seminar is free to all, no pre-registration required. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. (281-4945050 for directions.) 281-341-7068 or for more information. Look Good, Feel Better classes The University of Texas MD Anderson Regional Care Center, 1327 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land, continues to host a series of classes for the Look


NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION FOR TPDES PERMIT FOR MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER RENEWAL PERMIT NO. WQ0012073001 APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 26, c/o Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, LLP, 1100 Louisiana Street, Suite 400, Houston, Texas 77002, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a renewal of TPDES Permit No. WQ0012073001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 800,000 gallons per day and add an interim phase for a daily average flow not to exceed 625,000 gallons per day. TCEQ received this application on February 17, 2011.

Good…Feel Better program, a free, public service program created by the American Cancer Society to inspire women with cancer and improve their self esteem during treatment. The class will be held Thursday, May 12, 10 a,m,noon and again Thursday, June 9, same time. Pre-registration is required; participants can call (281) 566-1800, ext. 2 to register or get more information. The program is open to MD Anderson patients as well as any cancer patients in the Fort Bend area. MAY 13 Music in the Plaza Come to Sugar Land Town Square Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., in the Plaza to hear local band 33 1/3 RPM. Free and open to public. MAY 14 3rd Annual Sugar Land Bash Sugar Land Town Square, in the Plaza,will be the site for the Sugar Land Bash, Saturday, May 14, noon-10 p.m.. Live music, face painting, balloons, food, & more! Bash benefits the Snowdrop Foundation. Free “SAT” practice test This will be offered Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m., Meeting Room, Missouri City Branch Library. Follow-up strategy will be Sat., May 21, 10 a.m.-noon. Sessions free, reservations required. Call 281238-2100 or visit library. Sienna Branch Library will also hold this practice test & follow-up strategy on the same dates & time as Missouri City. Call Sienna Branch at 281-238-2900 for more info. Computer class offered Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge,

will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. “How to Set Up a Free Email Account on the Internet,” Saturday, May 14, 10:15 am, in Tech Center. Free & open to public. RSVP to 281-238-2140 or visit library. MAY 16 Howdy Party set by Aggie Mom’s Club Please join the Fort Bend Aggie Mom’s Club for their annual Howdy Party on Monday, May 16 at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way. They will be welcoming incoming freshmen, honoring seniors, and announcing scholarship winners. The meeting will begin at 7pm with social time, refreshments, and boutique shopping followed by the program. “Howdy Party” The annual “Howdy Party” is set. Please join the Fort Bend Aggie Mom’s Club for their annual Howdy Party on Monday, May 16 at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way. The meeting will begin at 7pm with social time, refreshments, and boutique shopping followed by the program. Come meet fellow members of the class of 2015 and help us celebrate our outstanding Aggie students! MAY 17 Archeology Program Scheduled Texas Archeological Steward Richard Gregg will report on the ceramic artifacts found in excavations at the Elizabeth Powell homesite to the Fort Bend Archeological Society at 7PM on Tuesday, May 17, in Room 2B of the George Memorial Library, 1001

Golfview Dr. in Richmond. During the Texas war for independence, Mexican forces not at the Battle of San Jacinto camped at this place in southwest Fort Bend County. This program is free and open to the public. MAY 18 Sugar Land Superstar auditions Sugar Land’s American Idol-like competition, Sugar Land Superstar, is kicking off a new summer of local talent with open auditions on Wednesday, May 18 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. in the Plaza of Sugar Land Town Square. All participants should be prepared to sing for 90 seconds without musical accompaniment. In addition, contestants must be residents of Fort Bend County to be eligible for competition. For additional information visit Mike Dobert to be guest speaker The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Professional group will meet Wednesday, May 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land. Guest speaker Mike Dobert speaking increasing your bottom line. Members $20, includes lunch, non members $25. Register online at Alzheimer’s Assoc. offers program Join the Alzheimer’s Association for a free community education program, Tips for Building a Healthier Brain, Wednesday, May 18, from 10:30am11:30am, Mamie George Community Center, 1111 Collins Rd., Richmond. For more information call 713.314.1313 or visit

Fort Bend Chamber’s Business and Professional Division to hear speaker Michael J. Dobert at luncheon May18 The Business and Professional Land on Wednesday, May 18, Division of the Fort Bend Chamber from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. of Commerce will host a lunch Today’s workforce is becoming and learn seminar on Strategically more and more diverse. This semManaging Generational inar specifically looks at Differences to Increase managing and working Your Bottomline that with multiple generatakes an in-depth look tions. From Veterans, to at diversity in the workBoomers, Generation X, place, its challenges, and now Y – the differand turn those opporences can cause havoc in tunities into revenue your organization, or by presented by Michael understanding the ways Michael Dobert J. Dobert, President we think and work difof HR in Alignment, LLC. The ferently. lunch and learn seminar will be The mission of the Business held at the Fort Bend Chamber & Professional Division is to of Commerce’s office, 445 offer business-oriented programs Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar that help our Chamber members

and local businesses develop and achieve their professional goals. Individual session is $20 for members and $25 non-members. Lunch and materials are included. Register today online at www. or contact Shauna Williams for reservations at 281.491.0277 or



The facility is located at 1403 Lazy Springs Drive, within the corporate limits of Missouri City, approximately 0.4 mile east of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 2234 and Court Road in Fort Bend County, Texas 77459. The treated effluent is discharged to a Fort Bend County drainage ditch; thence to Harris County Flood Control District HCFCD ditch C147-02-00; thence to HCFCD ditch C147-00-00; thence to Sims Bayou; thence to Houston Ship Channel/Buffalo Bayou Tidal in Segment No. 1007 of the San Jacinto River Basin. The unclassified receiving water use is no significant aquatic life use for Fort Bend County drainage ditch. The designated uses for Segment No. 1007 are navigation and industrial water supply. All determinations are preliminary and subject to additional review and/or revisions. The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Quail Valley Utility District Office, 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas. PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting about this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application. TCEQ holds a public meeting if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING. After the deadline for submitting public comments, the Executive Director will consider all timely comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Unless the application is directly referred for a contested case hearing, the response to comments will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and to those persons who are on the mailing list for this application. If comments are received, the mailing will also provide instructions for requesting a contested case hearing or reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a state district court. TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name; address, phone number; applicant’s name and permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the facility; a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general public; and the statement “[I/we] request a contested case hearing.” If the request for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request must designate the group’s representative for receiving future correspondence; identify an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the information discussed above regarding the affected member’s location and distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are germane to the group’s purpose. Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission will only grant a contested case hearing on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues that were raised in timely filed comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. TCEQ may act on an application to renew a permit for discharge of wastewater without providing an opportunity for a contested case hearing if certain criteria are met. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION. The Executive Director may issue final approval of the application unless a timely contested case hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed. If a timely hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed, the Executive Director will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward the application and request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on: (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. All written public comments and public meeting requests must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of this notice. AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Office of Public Assistance, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at Further information may also be obtained from Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 26 at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Morris Mitchell, Quail Valley Utility District at 281-499-5539. Issuance Date: April 28, 2011

Supporters Michael Schiff, Councilman District 4 Kolbe Curtice Jim Kij Rashmi and Sunny Sharma Dr. Juliet Breeze Carole Brown Dr. Rajesh Bindal Jim Shaw Joe Zimmerman Ray Aguilar Jim Dannenbaum Hillary and Ira Goldstein James F. Thompson Jim Brown Dr. Subodh Bhuchar Tanya and Jevaughn Sterling Manmeet and Paul Likhari Hansa and Naren Patel Paula Auburg Ke Chen Steve Costello Dr. John Vanderzyl Doug Ehrenkranz Allison Wen Arthur pace Rick Pal Cee Cee and David Parker Namita and Manish Asthana Noel Mascarenhas Chris Breaux John Hancock Salma and Dr. Nasrullah Manji Rasul Ramji Shirley and Marshal Brown Jim Brown Jack Molho

“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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On Saturday, May 7, more than 100 Fort Bend ISD students gathered at Holley Elementary School for the Common Cents Carnival. IBC Bank presented “Money Buzz,” a program that offers kid-friendly financial lessons to children from Kindergarten through fifth grade. The Common Cents Carnival was created by a local Girl Scout, Amber Phillips, who is in the process of earning her gold award. (From L to R) Zahra Ahmad, Zohaib Talpur, Majale Dent, Amber Phillips

Stafford police responded to a domestic violence call on Kirkwood in September of 2010 and arrested a woman who had forced her way into a former boyfriend’s apartment. She was arrested for assault. Michelle Pickens was convicted of Family Violence Assault on May 4, 2011 after deliberating for an hour said Assistant District Attorney Amber Givens. According to authorities, Pickens, a 36-yearold Stafford woman, was charged with attacking her exboyfriend in his own home. On the evening of September 10, 2010, Stafford police responded to a 911 call made by an out-of-state caller at an apart-



ment on Kirkwood. The caller was identified as the victim’s mother, who told police that she had just spoken to her son by phone and learned that Michelle Pickens, his ex-girlfriend, had attacked him at his residence and refused to leave said a District Attorney‘s spokesperson. When officers arrived at the Kirkwood address, Pickens was reportedly still there. According to Givens, Pickens immediately tried convincing an officer that everything was fine, stating, “No, we don’t have any issues, we were just talking.” However, the subsequent investigation revealed that Pickens had forced her way into the victim’s apartment after he refused to return her phone calls. An argument ensued culminating


in the defendant’s assault of the victim. Responding officers reportedly observed bruising and abrasions on the victim’s body. “After the verdict, the jurors expressed how difficult deliberations were,” said Givens, “admitting that while they disagreed with the law, they honored their oath as jurors to uphold it. I am pleased with their verdict and commend their dedication to the law.” Pickens was tried in county Court at Law No. 3 before


Presiding Judge Susan G. Lowery. Family Violence Assault in this case is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail and/or a fine up to $4,000. The defendant has elected for the judge to determine her sentence at a hearing scheduled for May 31, 2011. Fort Bend County Assistant District Attorneys Amber Givens and Alex Foley prosecuted the case. Attorneys Drew Prisner and Emily Shelton represented the defendant.




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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSAL TO CREATE CITY OF STAFFORD, TEXAS, REINVESTMENT ZONE NO. 21 Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas, regarding a proposal to adopt an ordinance creating Reinvestment Zone No. 21, which is a tract of land containing 11.7060 acres located at 3950 Greenbriar Drive, Stafford, Texas 77477 described as follows: BEING A TRACT OF LAND CONTAINING 11.7060 ACRES OF LAND (509,913 SQUARE FEET) OUT OF RESERVE “A” OF GREENBRIAR SOUTHWEST SECTION FOUR AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 23, PAGE 22 OF FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT RECORDS, IN THE THOMAS J NICHOLS SURVEY, ABSTRACT NO. 296 IN FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS. Pursuant to the terms of the proposed ordinance, improvements and personal property constructed, erected, or placed on the property within the proposed Reinvestment Zone No. 21 will be eligible to receive commercial-industrial tax abatement. All persons desiring to address City Council regarding the adoption of the proposed ordinance creating Reinvestment Zone No. 21 will be given the opportunity to do so. May 9, 2011

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Sealed bids in duplicate addressed to Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2 will be received in the offices of Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2, 2331 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2011, and then publicly opened and read for furnishing all plant, labor, material and equipment and performing all work required for the Construction of: Solar Power Mixer Additions at Mula Road E.S.T. and Cravens Road E.S.T. The project is located on the following sites: The Mula Road EST site is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Mula Road and Sugar Ridge Boulevard in Stafford, Fort Bend County. Directions to the water plant site include taking Highway 59 South to Murphy Road. Take a left on Murphy Road. From Murphy Road turn left on Mula Road. The EST will be on the left, (Key Map #569 R,V). The Cravens Road Elevated Storage Tank (EST) site is located on Craven Road in Stafford, Fort Bend County. The directions to the EST include taking Sam Houston Tollway south to S. Gessner Rd. Take a right on S. Gessner Rd to Craven Rd. The EST will be on the right traveling north on Craven Rd., (Key Map No. 570J). The Lebon EST is located on Sugar Grove Boulevard in Stafford. The directions to the water plant include taking U.S. 59 south to the Sugar Grove Boulevard exit. Take a left on Sugar Grove Boulevard. The water plant is located approximately ½ mile down Sugar Grove Boulevard on the south side of the road (Key Map # 569E). The bidder shall submit a 2% certified or cashier’s check of the maximum total bid amount. Make the cashier’s check payable to the Owner. Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be purchased in the Construction Division of Jones & Carter, Inc., 6335 Gulfton, Houston, Texas 77081, for the price of thirty dollars ($30) per set. No refunds will be made. Said documents may be examined without charge in the office of Jones & Carter Construction Division, A.G.C. or F.W. Dodge Corporation. There will be a pre-bid conference in the offices of Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2 on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Attendance is not mandatory. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any or all irregularities. No bid may be withdrawn until the expiration of 60 days from the date bids are open.




CITY OF STAFFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Dominion Chapel, to allow the expansion and development of an existing Assembly Group A-3 Occupancy, on a 11.5656 acre tract of land located within the City in Zoning District MU, and further identified as being located at 1203 Cravens Road. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard.

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INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids in duplicate addressed to Fort Bend County WC&ID No. 2 will be received in the offices of the District at 2331 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, until 2:30 p.m., June 1, 2011, and then publicly opened and read for furnishing all plant, labor, material and equipment and performing all work required for the construction of: Lebon EST and Brand Lane GST Recoating- 2011. The project is located in Fort Bend County WC&ID No. 2, Fort Bend County, Texas. The EST is located at 11803 Lebon, Stafford, Texas 77477 (See Key Map No. 569E) and the GST is located at 208 Brand Lane, Stafford, Texas 77477 (See Key Map No. 569P). For construction contracts over $25,000 but less than $250,000, the bidder shall submit a certified or cashier’s check on a responsible bank in the State equal two percent (2%) or five percent (5%) bid bond of the maximum total bid amount. For construction contracts over $250,000, the bidder shall submit a 2% certified or cashier’s check or a five percent (5%) bid bond of the maximum total bid amount. Make the cashier’s check or bid bonds payable to the Owner.

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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)

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)

BRIDGEWATER – Gorgeous Home & View! Located on a Cul-de-Sac street, close to elementary school. Grand entrance w/extended marble floors leading to formals. Open kitchen concept to family room w/gas logged fireplace. French doors leading to sunroom/downstairs gameroom or study overlooking a sculpted sports pool/spa. Gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops. Recent Paint. Roof (2009) w/ridge vents,Hardiplank Siding. Sprinkler sys. Great Location! $325,000 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM4819WC)

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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. $329,600 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3719ST)



GREATWOOD FOREST – Grand Stately Executive Perry on Lg. cul-de-sac street. No back neighbors! Extra designer touches include fluted & crown moldings, tons of built-ins, lg. 18’’ tile floors & recent paint, new shower, updated kitchen w/granite countertops, 5 burner thermador pop up cooktop on lg. island. SS dishwasher & microwave. Open concept w/wall of windows overlooking 2 decks recently stained,one with pergola cover w/ceiling fan by huge sparking pool, w/extra green space. Extra lighting,sprkler system & alarm $375,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7934AT)

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QUAIL VALLEY THUNDERBIRD – Beautiful sprawling one story home on Cul-de-Sac lot. Open concept floor plan with high vaulted ceilings! Updated(4/11)kitchen with stainless steel appliances: Bosch electric double oven, Bosch gas cooktop & rich cherry wood stained cabinets! 2’’ wood blinds throughout. A custom built game room addition with wood accent. Over-sized lush landscaped back yard with a wood deck & arbor. There’s also plenty of room for a pool/spa! Perfect for outdoor entertaining. Don’t miss this one! $188,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3111MI)



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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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SIENNA PLANTATION: Fedrick Harris Custom Home; Backs to Wooded Reserve; Slate & Wood Flrs; Private Study; 2nd Bedrm Down; Granite Counters; 1st Flr Media Rm; Pool/Spa. $395,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3806NF)

SUGAR CREEK: One-story Patio Home; Cul-de-sac Lot w/Views of Golf Course & Greenbelt; Silestone Counters; Sun Rm; Study; 3/2.1/2. $214,900 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (37WE)

TELFAIR: 1-Story David Weekley Home; Private Study; Sun Rm; Island. Kitchen; Granite; Tile & Wood Flrs; Plantation Shutters; Extended Patio; 3/2.1/2A. $350,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (714NE)

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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SWEETWATER: Custom Stucco Home; Both Formals; Family Rm; Island Kitchen w/ Granite & SS Appliances; Game Rm + 2 Computer Areas; Pool/Spa; 5/3.1/2A. $663,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4011MO)

SWEETWATER: Grand Carmichael & Dame 2-Story Home; Both Formals; 2-Story Gentleman’s Library; Master + Exerise Rm; Master Bath w/Dry Sauna; Pool/Spa; Much More! 5/3.1/3A $900,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)4148400 (17WH)


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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)

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)


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)

Anita Milne 281-413-9732


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)


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)


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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3/2/2, Woodstream, big lot, no neighbors behind. Fresh paint, tile, granite, stainless appliances, deck to enjoy the outdoors in the shade of the oaks. Master bath has double sinks & jetted tub. Split plan. Big closets. $213,800. Replaced roof, a/c & heat. Loft + xtra room for storage. (3306P)

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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6419 LAUREL BUSH New Territory Elegant 3/2.5/2, 2-story ceilings, arched windows, granite kitchen, 20-inch tile. Sharon Kaye $229,900

7423 NEUCES CREEK Sienna Plantation 2-story 4/2.5/2 Ryland home, gourmet granite kitchen, sparkling pool, master down. Nell Osborn $244,900

1843 PARKVIEW Lake Olympia Immaculate 4/2/2 Ashton Woods home, tall ceilings, spa-like master suite, lush trees. Rosemary Pemper $204,900

715 RED OAK The Forest 3+/3/3 one story, covered pool, brick patio spa, cabana, granite kitchen, hardwoods. Mike Martin $319,900

2910 GRANTS LAKE First Colony Updated 2/2.5/1 town home, amazing location, two rooms w/ private baths, deck. Deborah Breuleux $119,900


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FIRST COLONY! 2 story on corner lot with paradise pool. Built in 2000. Double pane windows with Brick & hardiplank siding. 3 bedrooms, study & gameroom! 2 Story living opens to gourmet kitchen. Priced in low $200’s Zoned to Clements high school.

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Popular Open Newmark home on huge corner lot. All brand new carpet, paint inside & out. 3 bedrooms & gameroom. Across from park/playground. Priced to go $150’s


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


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.


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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)

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RIVER RUN • 3/2/2 Very open & FULSHEAR AREA • spacious w/ little sq ft wasted on hallways. The home has been upgraded with features in kit, flooring, & landscaping. Gas stove. Landscaped backyard & auto sprinkler system. Master is split from other bedrooms & has an excutive master bath. Master bath has 2 sinks, separate shower, & garden tub. (902SM)



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)

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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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SIENNA – Pride of ownership shows in this wonderful home. Beautifully maintained, this open floor plan flows to easily fit your family’s needs. Open formals charm your visitors as they enter your beveled glass front door. French door on spacious study for privacy. Island kitchen opens to den area & wall of windows for backyard views. Split floor plan w/spacious master suite. Oversized gameroom up will be your family’s favorite hide-a-way. $239,900 MLS #21061491 (3706BE)



SIENNA – So many upgrades!! 5 bedrooms 3 ½ bath. POOL! Fabulous open floor plan w/ gleaming wood flooring, upgraded carpet, plantation shutters front AND back! Granite counters, island kitchen, designer faux painting, wrought iron railings in gameroom area. Extended breakfast/sunroom area. Professional landscaping front & back. Pool w/ rock slide. Close to Brushy Creek... MLS 7584826 $329,900 (3522CH)

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NEW TERRITORY • 2:00-4:00PM • 4719 SILVERLAKE DR. – Darling & in immaculate condition. Ready for immediate move-in. Island kitchen w/ skylight & huge brkfst bar, split floor plan, hardwoods in kit, brkfst rm & den, deco colors, lovely landscaped. COME TAKE A LOOK!! $179,900 Nancy Marcis 713817-6970 (4719SI)

SIENNA • 2:00-4:00PM • 2803 FIVE OAKS DR. – WOW! Beautiful Ashton Woods w/open floor plan, open kitchen/living area overlooks backyard paradise! Master bdrm down, 3-bdrms up, gamerm & much more. Home on oversized lot. COME TAKE A LOOK!!! $215,500 Andie Saucedo 281-7551695 (2803FO)

GREATWOOD • 2:00-4:00PM • 7634 BROKEN OAK LN – Grove of mature Pecan trees. On cul-de-sac, ceramic tile entry leads to split open floor plan. Formal dining-lighted, metallic painted, coffered ceiling. Extra large patio great for entertaining. No back neighbors. COME TAKE A LOOK!!! $198,500 Betsy Rohleder 281-731-7190 (7634BO)

GREATWOOD • 2:00-4:00PM • 7724 OLD TREE CT. – Gorgeous home well cared for w/numerous enhancements. New paint throughout, energy saving features, dbl pane windows, huge master bdrm, 2-backyards, pool & cabana. COME TAKE A LOOK!! $574,998 Linda Bell Team 281-6849112 (7724OT)

SIENNA – Exquisite waterfront custom home in Prestigious Sienna Acreage Estates! Built w/every detail in mind…gleaming hardwoods, granite cntrs, media rm, gamerm w/built-ins, formal dining w/wine rm, exercise rm, spacious isl kitchen. Pool/waterfall & spa w/travertine tile decking, cvrd patio & summer kitchen! Don’t Miss! $860,000 Connie “Z” 713-569-0180 (31OW)




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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!

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One story, corner lot, w/lounging pool, mosquito system, and 3 car gar! Dramatic entry w/open floor plan. Open dining rm w/ columns. Fabulous gourmet kit w/isl, built in desk, & brkfst bar. Lrg, master suite w/ sitting area. Covered patio, spacious yard, arbor by pool, & more! $289,900 (9818MC)


Beautiful custom built with private backyard, pool, & spa. Two story living area, wood floors, island kitchen with sub-zero, & wetbar with icemaker. Recent carpet, & roof in 00’. Dual staircases. Master suite with large exec. bath. Large utility room, gameroom up,& study down w/built-ins. Sought after Clements H.S.! $599,900 (66PW)



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Wayne Murray Properties agents were honored at a recent luncheon where Weichert Affiliates President Marty Rueter was a guest speaker. children) Carrie Summers stood out as 9. Diapers (both for infants a 2010 inductee into the national and adults) franchise’s President’s Club, the 10. Batteries topmost of three awards present11. Flashlights ed to associates annually. She 12. Folding Chairs was followed by Ambassador’s 13. Coolers Club inductees Vicki Haislup, 14. Bedding, towels, wash Kathy Richardson and Sherry cloths Glazener and Executive Club 15. Clothing & shoes inductees Carli Jacobsen, Susan Also, we do have a com- Bolz, Karen Rohan, Elaine Lammitment from Cajun/Navarre Gonzales, Daryl Pavlicek, Karen Movers, they will take every- Archer, Ann Magoon and Lori thing 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.

Donations needed for tornado victims 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 13th 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

Yager. Sales Achievement Club awards went to Sara Roberts, Roseann Johnson, Rubina Syed, Donna Hood, Crystal Lucas, Karla Arjona and Sandra Rodriguez. Summers was also Top Selling Agent and Top Overall Associate in the Weichert® South Texas/ Southern Louisiana Broker Council. Glazener was Top Listing Agent. Alicia Chinchilla was the Council’s “Rookie of the Year.” Broker/Owner Wayne Murray can be reached in Houston at 713728-2300.



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)



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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NEW LISTING 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 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

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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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The Sugar Land Democrats Club held their fourth 2011 forum series with a discussion on education issues. They also hosted a lively FBISD Board of Trustees candidates forum. Dr. Gene Preuss, Assistant Professor of History at University of Houston Downtown gave a review of education history with the comment “Two words can sum up Education History in Texas since our founding and that is Equity and Access.” Equity is about “giving people what they need” and access is about “who gets in?” Anthony Lacsamana, Senior Organizer for the Fort Bend Employees Federation showed a poll by UT/Texas Tribune taken last month that 82% of the public is opposed to cuts in education. Karrie Washenfelder, President of the Fort Bend Employees Federation, presented ten needed reforms for our education system in Texas, beginning with the need to fully fund our public schools. Sugar Land Co-Chair Deron Patterson remarked, “The state of Texas is not broke. Our Governor

and the Republican leadership could fully fund education in Texas if it was their will to do so by way of eliminating tax breaks for oil and gas, tax loopholes for big business, increase taxes on

tobacco and alcohol, and use a larger share of the Rainy Day Fund. The only thing broke in Texas is the Republican leadership’s will to fully fund education for all of our Texas children.”

On Saturday, May 14, Election Day the Sugar Land Democrats Club we will sponsor a Get Out The Vote drive for the City Council and FBISD elections. Please watch the local media or call Mr. “Q” Imam at 281 467 9545 for the kick off location. Bring comfortable shoes to walk a block to encourage our neighbors to vote for these important local elections.

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GOLD, SILVER or DIAMONDS Pictured here before last week’s meeting are "Q" Imam, Co-Chair Sugar Land Democrats Club, Anthony Lacsamana, Senior Organizer Fort Bend Employees Federation, Ms. Diana Araica, concerned FBISD parent, Dr. Gene Preuss, Assistant Professor of History University of Houston Downtown, Ms. Karrie Washenfelder, President Fort Bend Employees Federation, Ms. Cynthia Ginyard, Precinct Matters Chairperson Fort Bend County Democratic Party, Mr. Carlos Garcia, Secretary Fort Bend County Democratic Party."

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Wharton County Junior College is currently registering for the May Mini-Term and Summer 2011 semesters. Students may register on campus or on the web through May 17 for the May Mini-Term, through June 6 for Summer I, and through July 11 for Summer II. On campus registration is held at the WCJC Richmond campus, WCJC Sugar Land campus, and WCJC

Wharton campus. May Mini-Term classes begin May 18, Summer I classes begin June 6 and Summer II classes begin July 11, 2011. Wharton County Junior College offers an associate in arts degree for those intending to transfer to a four-year institution, an associate of arts in Teaching degree, associate in applied science degrees, and certificate pro-

grams. Distance education courses are available through the web and, interactive television. For more information about programs or registration, call 800.561.9252 or 979.532.4560 for the WCJC Wharton campus, 281.243.8447 for the WCJC Sugar Land campus, 281.239.1500 for the WCJC Richmond campus, and 979.244.4552 for the Bay City campus.

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Student art show to be held May 15-21 at Whole Foods Sugar Land Sugar Land Area Artists (SLAA) and Whole Foods Sugar Land are joining forces to host a Student Art Show (of hanging art only) open to all public, private, religious school, and home-schooled Fort Bend students in grades K to 12, at Whole Foods, 15900 Southwest Freeway, beginning Sunday, May 15, and ending Saturday, May 21. Art will be hung in three divisions: Elementary, Middle School and High School.  Due to limited space the number of

pieces in each Division will be the first 35 to 40 received. Cash Awards for Best of Show are Elementary $25, Middle School $50 and High School $75. Wednesday, May 18 at Whole Foods, the public can vote all day for People's Choice in each Division.  Also on Wednesday from 9a.m. to 11a.m., the art work will be judged for Best of Show and First, Second and Third Place in each Division.  At 7p.m. Wednesday, SLAA and Whole Foods will hold this

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COLONY BEND.....$214,900

SUGAR MILL..........$249,900

PECAN GROVE......$124,900


SUGAR CREEK.......$485,000

SUGAR LAKES.......$299,900









QUAIL VALLEY......$159,900

PROVIDENCE .......$149,900











PECAN GROVE......$274,000


TEAL RUN.................$ 95,030

SUGAR CREEK......$ 234,500

SUGAR MILL..........$160,000

OYSTER POINT.....$450,000





PECAN GROVE......$200,000

SETTLERS PARK..$ 170,000

3/2/2 Updated home w/recent carpet, fresh paint. Updated appliances. Serving bar. Open plan. (13718TW)

Incredible home at an incredible price. Over 3900 square ft. 5/3 1/2/2. Large lot, outdoor kitchen! (22303FI)

Beautiful David Weekly with huge game room upstairs! Gorgeous Hardwood Floors! (8511EL)

Waterfrpmt on cul-de-sac, never lived in. 2502 Squar Feet. Approx. $50,000 in upgrades. (2515PI)

Adorable 4 bedroom home with many updates is “move-in-ready” for any buyer!! (2930WH)

4-5/3.5/2 Spectacular 2 story entry and formal floorrrring. Tile/Traverstine/ hardwoods. Master retreat. (1606CC)

Open concept, new carpet & interior paint (4/2011). Granite, Hardwoods, Pool & No Back Neighbors! (7934AT)

Stately Colonial on double lot W/Pool and 3 car garage! (1143SC)

Custom home on golf course open floor plan for ease of entertaining. (1710HA)

Well-maintained 4 bedroom * Inviting back yard paradise includes work shops, pool, covered wood deck. (14303MO)

Custom home blt ‘06, approx. 1.3 Acres/cad, 3 car garage, pool/spa. (1102NA)

4/2.5/2, approx. 3,000 sq. ft. New granite kitchen counter top, New carpetm, Remodeled upstair bathroom. etc. (3430CC)

Huge game room upstairs & study. New roof (3/2011) fresh int. paint & recent carpet. No back neighbors! (3739SB)

Custom home, study, game room, detached garage, sprinkler system. (1131CA)

Beautiful custom home recent construction 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, 1.2 acres (1319MF)

Reduced, one story, family home, no back neighbors, great schools, family friendly neighborhood. (2203ES)

Lovely, well maintained 3 bedroom home on a cul-de-sac. (1830PI)

One of the lowest $ in Sweetwater! - Custom Built with pool. (66PW)

Four bedroom 2 story, formal dining, master down 3 bedrooms up. (12110MA)

4/3/5 - Perfect Family home that has been completely updated/redone. Swimming pool/spa. (9518NF)

Stunning 5 bedroom on wooded lot! Lots of house for the money. (3614MB)

Gorgeous 5 bedroom 4 bath, 2 bdrm down, game room & media room up. Study & more. (5410CT)

Hi Ceilings, Ceiling Fans, Master down. Large Island Kitchen. Large Closets. (1507BG)

Located on Sienna Crossing Elementary, w/ easy access to countless Sienna Plantation amenities. (4018CB)

Rare find, original owners have taken extra special care of this lovely home!! (2907GR)

Gleaming laminate flooring, granite kitchen @ stainless app. 4 bedroom. Large family room. (3643JH)

Sq ft per 2002 survey. Per seller, tax rolls do not indicate fully enclosed sunroom/gameroom. (3035TO)

Well maintained 1.5 Story home, 4/5 bedrooms, huge backyard, must see! (6411LU)

Cul-De-Sac Has An Open Floor Plan, Large Master, Separate Jacuzzi Tub And Glass Shower (2614MPC)

5 BANK OWNED homes = 1 lot. Never lived in. In Sterling Lakes. (2507PC)

5 bedroom home with 2 masters, one on each floor; Screened-in porch; kitchen designed for a chef. (623GB)

Beautiful custom acerage waterfront homesite just minutes from city amenities!! (2711CL)

Price reduction! Perry home in Providence, 4/2.5/2, hardwoods, master down. (14711CH)

Gorgeous stucco and stone Villa in gated upscale golf community of Avalon at Seven Meadows. (8323CL)

Stunning, remodeled patio home on golf course reserve. 3/2/2 car att garage, high ceilings. (19WE)

Large cul-de-sac lot. Easy living home featuring formals plus a roomy den that opens to breakfast rm & kit. (1306CO)

Lovely, well maintained 3 bedroom home on a cul-de-sac. High ceilings in the family room & dining room. (1807SE)

4/3.5 over 3,500 Sq. Ft. on greenbelt, laminate floors. Well kept family home w/ no neighbors behind (2922BR)

Bayou Bend custom Home on a wooded golf course lot! Spectacular Views! (7422TI)

Bellaire beauty! 3/3.5/2, impeccable condition! Hardwoods, travertine, & granite. (6317EC)

Spacious 4 bedroom with game room in the heart of Sugar Land. Low TAXES! (518MU)

Adorable 1.5 story home. Nicely upgraded! 3 bedrooms plus loft. Zoned to good schools! (3127WW)

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Bowling tournament to raise money for local charity Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Inc. (FBRC) is announcing it’s seventh annual Fort Bend Corporate Challenge bowling tournament to be held on Saturday, May 21 from 12 to 3 p.m. For this year’s tournament, sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad Company, FBRC invites area businesses, organizations and individuals to gather a team and join in the fun. The tournament will be held at AMF Stafford Lanes located at 4919 South Main from 12 to 3 p.m. Individual team sponsorships start at $500, which includes two games for a four member team and lunch. Corporate sponsorship levels start at $1,000. So, whether you have bowled

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all your life or you plan to roll your first strike, this is a great event for a very important cause. Proceeds from the Challenge support FBRC’s programs, including Summer Explosion youth camp, Leadership High School, Red Ribbon Week events and other beneficial programs that keep Fort Bend County kids and their families safe and drug-free. As the tournament coincides with Armed Forces Day, this year’s theme will be A Patriotic America and will honor the brave men and women of the United States Military. For more information about registration or FBRC, visit at, or call Shown (L to R): FBRC Board Member, David Young of Union Pacific us at 281-207-2400. Railroad, USAF TSgt. Takisha Smith, and USAF MSgt. Anita Blue.

ebrations. “When I was in elementary school, I watched my brothers and sisters plan, dream and then get all dressed up for their prom. But when it was time for me to go to the prom, we did not have one because of the war. So I have always felt like I missed out on having that special time,” said one senior who attends the Fort Bend Seniors’ Senior Center, Rosenberg. But Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels, in partner-

ship with Lamar Consolidated High School will be hosting the fourth annual Senior Prom for senior citizens who did not have a prom during their high school years, Friday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. - noon. The students will also donate gowns for those in need as well as flowers for each member of the senior citizens’ Prom Court complete with crown and tiara and a red carpet leading into the senior center. Music will be blaring and the Lamar

Fort Bend Co. Fair calling for grand champion recipes for cookbook The Fort Bend Fair Association is proud to announce 2011 as the Diamond Anniversary of the Fair. "75 Years-What a Ride" will be the theme for the 2011 Fair. "We have many new and exciting events planned to celebrate our anniversary” stated 2011 Fair President William Carter. They will be adding one more day to the Fair which will include a PRCA Bull Bash, some new special attractions and are working on a great entertainment lineup that will be announced soon. The Fair Season will officially kick off on Friday, August 19th with a Style Show showcasing our

2011 Fair Queen Candidates. Another new addition this year will be a 75th Anniversary Cookbook. Not only will the commemorative cookbook have delicious recipes from our community but will also include history and photos from the past 75 fairs.. Recipes will be accepted for appetizers & beverages, soups & salads, vegetables & side dishes, main courses, breads & rolls and deserts. Submissions can be made to the Fair office by emailing to recipes@fbcfa. org or mail to P.O. Box 428, Rosenberg, TX 77471 Attn: Recipes. Recipes should have a list of

ingredients followed by cooking directions. Typed recipes are preferred but will accept handwritten if legible. Please include your name and contact information as well as your relationship to the fair past or present (i.e. life member, scholarship winner, president, exhibitor, Fair Queen, committee member, fair supporter, rodeo competitor, etc) when submitting your recipes. All recipes must be submitted by May 16. This cookbook will sure to be treasured and passed down for generations to come. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Fair Office at 281-342-6171.



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Meals on Wheels seniors going to the prom For many World War II is just something read about in history books, but for those who lived it, it was reality. When the United States entered the war, life as Americans knew it came to a halt over night. This included high school students, who had to postponing going to college if at all, but even before they graduated it meant giving up some of the rites of passage, such as the Junior Senior Prom, Homecoming and other cel-


students will make sure every senior citizen will be on the dance floor dancing, even those in wheelchairs. A limo will be waiting outside to escort the newly crowned King and Queen home. This event is volunteer supported, to give these senior citizens of the World War II generation the prom they never had.

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Freedom and Friendship is the theme of the May luncheon of Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors. Join us as they proudly award scholarships to deserving Fort Bend high school students and college freshmen attending college in Fort Bend County. Money for the scholarships was raised by our annual auction in November 2010 and sales of our new

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Fort Bend ISD named a 2011 “Best Community for Music Education” Fort Bend ISD has been named a 2011 “Best Community for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). The district is being recognized for its leadership in providing schoolbased, music education programs to young people in our community. This year marks the 12th annual “Best Communities for Music Education” Program, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment to and support of music education in schools. Schools are recognized based on their responses to an online survey that asks detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and other relevant factors about their communities’ music education programs. The responses are verified with district officials, and advisory organizations review the data.

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Tour and Cantabilé (alumni choir of changed voices) – will be showcased as they celebrate this year's theme "Building boys into men … through the power of music." Come and see the most talented boys in Fort Bend County! Find out more about the Fort Bend Boys Choir and how they make a difference in the lives

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of boys by visiting their website at or their fan page on Facebook. The Fort Bend Boys Choir also wants you to know that open auditions for their 30th anniversary season are still ongoing. Boys just need to be 8 years of age or in 3rd grade by August 2011. Call the choir office at (281) 240-3800 to schedule an audition appointment and to inquire about purchasing Spring Concert tickets.

Aquinas Early Childhood Center is rated 4 stars by Texas Rising Star, for Quality, care & service. We serve children from 6 weeks to After School. We have transportation from area public schools. We offer off site field trips for Pre-School and Pre-K. We will have a new Kindergarten in the fall. Aquinas children go to chapel every day in our onsite Chapel. We have a full day, developmentally appropriate curriculum that is hands on. No Color sheets! We have small class sizes and degreed teachers. Come see the difference in Christ -Centered Early Education.

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Diana Miller is running for Sugar Land City Council in District 1 because she cares about her community and she is fed up with politicians who are selling out to big developers. Diana has been leading the movement to stop high density apartments throughout Sugar Land. Diana has over 20 years experience in commercial real estate development, having worked with private investors as well as REO government contracting for the FDIC and Fox 26 News Interview April 5, 2011 RTC. For the past 10 years, Diana has owned a successful residential real estate firm located in Sugar Land. Diana works to help families on a daily basis and she is dedicated to protecting YOUR property values.

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Her opponent, career politician, Don Smithers, asked NO QUESTIONS when City Council voted to move the ball park adjacent to District 1 residential neighborhoods. Don is endorsed by career politicians 9/21/10 City who voted to build a ball park WITH NO MINOR Council Meeting LEAGUE TEAM. Don won’t say how many “I don’t have any questions” apartments are too many. Don has accepted campaign contributions from the developer funded Responsible Government PAC 527. Experience? NO THANKS DON Advertisement Paid for by Diana Miller Campaign. Not PACs and not other politicians!

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Houston Symphony Musicians: Eric Larson, double bass, Kevin Dvorak, cello and Kiju Joh, violin

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New! Sugar Land Series Beethoven 9: Ode to Joy

September 8, 2011, 8 pm Hans Graf, conductor Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano Gordon Gietz, tenor Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone Houston Symphony Chorus Charles Hausmann, director Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

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Police Officer Memorial Ceremony to be held

To honor the selfless sacrifices law-enforcement officers make every day to protect and serve citizens, Missouri City will host its 6th Annual Police Officer Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The ceremony, which takes place during National Police Week, will be held on the Protector’s Plaza at Public Safety Headquarters, 3849 Cartwright Rd. Even though the Missouri City Police Department has been fortunate not to lose an officer in the line of duty, the event is a chance for citizens and officers to pay tribute to fallen colleagues.

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The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) will host a “Bring a Friend” Social on Thursday, June 23, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at P. F. Chang’s China Bistro in Sugar Land Town Square. Women interested in joining the League are encouraged to attend and “bring a friend.” A variety of delicious appetizers from P.F. Chang’s will be available. Please RSVP to Raquel Smith at provisionaldirector@fbjsl. com. An additional opportunity to learn about the League is scheduled for Thursday, July 28. FBJSL will host an informational meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Sugar Land Baptist Church. Interested ladies are invited to attend and learn about opportunities to make a difference in the community. For more information, please contact Raquel Smith via email or by phone at 713-870-8667 or visit our website at www.fbjsl. com. New this year, FBJSL is now accepting transfer memberships for new members who have successfully completed a provisional course at another Junior League, Junior Service League or similarly structured organization. FBJSL is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, to developing the potential of women and to improving the Fort Bend County community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

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