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Elkins HS staffers save co-worker and unborn baby's life By Betsy Dolan

It was the day after Valentine's Day, and Erica Nigrelli's heart was full. She was living her dream: teaching, coaching and just four weeks away from the birth of her first child with husband and fellow Elkins High School teacher, Nathan. In an instant, it all changed. "Some students said, 'Your wife is hurt' and I went running into the classroom and she was laying on the floor," Nathan recalled. "She wasn't breathing and I just froze." What happened next would later be called a miracle by Erica's family. With two lives hanging in the balance, three women, also Elkin's employees, converged in the classroom, each possessing a unique skill that would ultimately save mother and child. Athletic trainer and Fort Bend ISD CPR educator, June Tomlin heard about Erica's collapse

arrived. 9-1-1 was called and Reeves prepared the electronic defibrillator. "We shocked her three times and on that last time we finally got a faint pulse just as the paramedics got there," Reeves said. Meanwhile, Tomlin continued with the chest compressions and Longoria monitored Erica's vital signs. "EMS saw that we had a Nathan and Erica Nigrelli with rhythm going and that it was 3-month old Elena share their working so they let us continue amazing story with the media. what we were doing . We didn't even have to talk to each other," said Longoria. and immediately raced to the When Erica arrived at the classroom. hospital her condition was "I cut off her shirt just as critical. Doctors made the she took her last breath and decision to do an emergency I immediately started chest Cesarean section to try and save Shown from left, June Tomlin, Maxine Reeves and Jennifer Longoria are honored by Missouri City Fire and compressions," said Tomlin. the baby. Rescue for their actions in saving the lives of Elena and Erica in February. "And I didn't stop." "The doctors told me that Erica School nurse Jennifer delivered post-mortem because Longoria, who had worked in she did not have a heart beat a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ELKINS, continued on page 7 and teacher Maxine Reeves

Clock is ticking

Deadline draws near to appeal Fort Bend property tax appraisals By Elsa Maxey

A well known consultant representing taxpayers on property tax appraisals lists “the government needs the money more than I do” as the top reason for not challenging an appraisal.

Whether you’re going to do it or not is up to you, but the deadline to file a protest in Fort Bend County with the Fort Bend County Appraisal District is at the end of the month. Keep in mind that there’s the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May

US 90A at SH 99 intersection closure to install bridge beams Scheduled to begin on Friday, May 31, 2013 the intersection of US 90A at SH 99 will undergo a total closure so that the contractor constructing the toll road can set bridge beams over the intersection. The closure will impact the traveling public for three (3) consecutive weekends, as well as some weekday overnight closures. The

following is the schedule for the intersection closures: Weekend closures • Friday, May 31 at 8:00 pm through Monday, June 3rd at 5:00 am • Friday, June 7 at 8:00 pm through Monday, June 10th at 5:00 am CLOSURE, continued on page 7

27, and the offices will be closed that day. So, if you intend to do it, the clock is ticking. As for the government needing the money, it’s been said that if your house is worth $150,000 and the assessed value goes up by 10 percent, that would mean a $450 increase in property taxes. Imagine what else the local government entities could do if everyone contributed on the average an extra $450 in property taxes this upcoming year! In other cases, one could argue along the same lines if an assessment remained the same and the property tax rates of the taxing entities, such as a city, municipal utility district, school district, etc., went up instead. That is what local taxing bodies do in this area. To fund x, y, and/ or z, a property tax rate goes up. But, before that, there are public hearings. DEADLINE, continued on page 10

Boy drowns at Greatwood pool party By Betsy Dolan

A kindergarten student at Dickinson Elementary School drowned in a Greatwood community pool on Friday, May 19 during a private birthday party. Jaden Nwokedi, who would have turned six next month, was found unconscious in the shallow end of the pool at Winding Brook Drive and Shadow Bend. A

lifeguard was on duty at the time. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said Nwokedi's lips were blue when he was pulled out of the water and the lifeguard began CPR. A nurse who was attending the party helped the lifeguard until rescue crews arrived. Nwokedi was transported by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Medical Center with rescue crews performing CPR on the

boy the entire time. Nwokedi was pronounced dead at the hospital. A candlelight vigil was held for him in Greatwood on Sunday night. Nwokedi had played two seasons of tee-ball at Rosenberg National Little League. The league will plant a tree in his honor on May 30 at 7 p.m. at Seabourne Creek Sports Complex. Flags will also fly at half-staff during all All Star Games played at RNLL in June and July. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 25 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rosenberg.

Economic development successes at heart of Missouri City's State of the City By Betsy Dolan

Strategic location, a highly educated workforce and diverse population have helped make Missouri City's economic developments efforts stand out, according to Mayor Allen Owen who addressed a large crowd at the State of the City address held at Quail Valley Town Center on May 15.

"Seeing us lower the tax burden on the homeowner by increasing business growth is what we've been successful in doing," Owen said. Owen touted the city's double digit increase in commercial growth over the past five years. He attributed it to the success of public/private partnerships in attracting several new companies including Niagara Bottling, the

Stafford mayor and councilmembers take oath of office By Karen Daniels

Though no one ran against Mayor Leonard Scarcella and councilmembers Wen Guerra, Felecia Evans-Smith, and Fred Woolridge in the May election, at last week's City Council meeting they each spoke for a moment to thank the citizens of Stafford for their ongoing support before taking the oath of office. Mayor Scarcella addressed the audience of the upcoming challenges and opportunities facing Stafford over

the next two years. • Transformation at Stafford MSD. The 49.9 million dollar bond project that was approved in May of 2011 will be completed this September of 2013, bringing a "very unique" situation as the district makes their mark as a top rated school. • Commuter rail. The Mayor is "still fighting the good fight 13 years later." There will be much STAFFORD, continued on page 7

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Two burglars caught one more on the loose By LeaAnne Klentzman

As many as five commercial burglaries across two counties may be cleared. Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two people in connection with a rash of commercial burglaries in the north east quadrant of Fort Bend County, but are HHHHHHHHHHHH still looking for a third. Stuffed animals, candles and flowAccording to Sheriff’s ers outside of a community pool in spokesman Bob Haenel, Greatwood to honor a five-year old Dominique Moore, boy who drowned on Friday.  24, and his girlfriend

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Priscilla Perez, 22, both of Houston, were arrested after they were found in the proximity of several alarm calls. Haenel said on May 6, Fort Bend sheriff’s deputies responded to multiple business alarms at a shopping center in the 8400 block of FM 1464 near the Mission Oaks subdivision. While responding to the call, deputies found Perez sitting in a TWO, continued on page 10

second largest bottler in the nation and Ben E. Keith Foods which is Missouri City's largest employer. Twin Star Bakeries, Bimbo Bakery, Allied Group and CNC Manufacturing are also building new facilities or expanding existing facilities in the city's business parks. Currently the city's economic development office is working with a food manufacturer to purchase 20 acres for a distribution facility. "All of this stuff we've talked about is over $500 million dollars worth of new business to the city," Owen said. "But more importantly, it is over 1,500 new jobs." ECONOMIC, continued on page 7

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Memorial Day The office will open Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Can’t fix stupid By LeaAnne Klentzman

In January of 2011 a guy loans a buddy $100 bucks. Just to prove that no CRIMINAL good deed goes OF THE WEEK unpunished, that buddy repaid him with …. funny money! That’s right, tried to repay his debt with counterfeit bills. Imagine the financier’s surprise, he declined to call it even and demanded his cash – the proper kind. Who’d ever thought you’d

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For those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending freedom! Memorial Day celebration at George Ranch Historical Park Fort Bend Co. Museum invites you to join them for a special Memorial Day remembrance on Saturday, May 25 and Monday May 27. Get a taste of solider life in three different eras and learn about the conflicts that helped shape this one Texas family. A traditional Remembrance Day picnic lunch will be held

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The Fort Bend Museum announces the launch of Blue Sugar Land Memorial Park, Guard, the group’s first Star Museums, a collaboration Fort Bend Salutes 15300 University Blvd, will time as an event participant. among the National Endowment America ceremony will be held Memorial Day May pay tribute to those who have There will also be a military for the Arts, Blue Star Families, 27, in the city of Fulshear shown bravery and honor flyover, a 21-gun salute, the Department of Defense, and at 2nd and Harris Street. while serving their country. donation booths and more. more than 1,800 museums across This ceremony will salute our Exhibits, activities and Parking will be available America to offer free admission patriotic music begin at 10 at the University of Houston to all active duty military countless men and women of Sugar Land, 14000 University personnel and their families our Armed forces who have paid a.m.  An official ceremony from Memorial Day, May at 11 a.m. will include a Blvd. Free shuttle service the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Local recording artist, presentation of colors, special from the campus will operate 27, 2013 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. Leadership Debbie Fancher, will kick off tributes from members of from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. support has been provided by the ceremony at 9:45 a.m. with the community and patriotic Limited handicap parking MetLife Foundations through a short patriotic music concert. performances. The ceremony will be available at the park. At 10:00 the ceremony will will end at noon with a For more information, Blue Star Families. The traditional flag observance led contact the Sugar Land Parks complete list of participating begin and this year FBSA is museums is available at www. and Recreation Department honored to have Retired United by a local Boy Scout Troop. arts.gov/bluestarmuseums States Army Colonel Roger Educational and at (281) 275-2885 or visit “Blue Star Museum is a Donlon, as the keynote speaker. commemorative activities www.sugarlandtx.gov. He was the first man to receive collaboration between the arts the Medal of Honor in Vietnam and military communities,” said NEA Acting Chairman as well as the first member of Joan Shigekawa. “Our work Special Forces so honored. with Blue Star Families and The program will continue with more than 1,800 museums with the reading of the names ensures that we can reach out to of our fallen heroes as well as military families and thank them honoring our wounded veterans. for their service and sacrifice.” For sponsorship opportunity contact FBSA Chairman Troy The City of Sugar Land invites you to join them as they pay tribute to Nehls at 713-419-5994. those men and women who have served out country. BLUE STARS, on page 7

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Some’s Hot, Some’s Not! I need to apologize to my readers. I thought I could sit at home and nurse myself back to health, continuing my weekly column most weeks. But for the past couple of weeks I’ve made some real mistakes which tells me it will not be as easy as all that. First,  I endorsed Anna

Gonzales and said she was the wife of Richmond city commissioner Jim Gonzales.  Although I stand by my endorsement, Anna Gonzales is not now nor has she ever been  married to Jim Gonzales and Jim Gonzales is no longer a Richmond city commissioner.  The very next week, I

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wrote that Rodney Vannerson had been arrested for stealing political signs. That was partly untrue. He was NOT arrested and thrown in jail. He was caught in the act and issued a citation.  There is a reason these mistakes happened. I trusted some media professionals and didn’t bother to check what they told me. I thought that since they were pros, they would have the facts, at least about such important things as the aforementioned boners.  So I am going to have to rethink my belief that I can continue my column while sitting at home and eschewing public functions. I guess I can write about some of my west Texas adventures and family foibles. I’ve had many people tell me how much they enjoy those columns which I’ve written them before. Of course  maybe they said that because they were just relieved I didn’t write about them that week. That’s all for this week and it may be goodbye forever.. B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar. com.

Harley Davidson held its annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ride, Parade of Chrome.  This event is to honor the contributions and sacrifices made by the men and women in law enforcement. Sugar Land Police motorcycle officers escorted approximately 100 riders along a route from Republic Harley Davidson to Constellation

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Missouri City Spikes win 9U tourney in Tomball The boys from Spikes baseball continue to roll with an impressive tournament win at the Texas Prospects Classic in Tomball, Texas. After a 1-1 pool record, the boys came out on Sunday and beat the Banditos White 14-4, Pro-way Colt 45's 11-3 and avenged their Saturday loss in huge fashion by beating the Texas Royals from Humble 25-7.

This was a complete team effort and the team would like to thank their sponsors again(Gee Eye Care, JP Morgan, Boyar Miller, Title Club Boxing, Parks and Associates, PC, Markham Development LLC, Savelovegive.com and Dr. Schaffer) for all the support. They also welcome the newly added Texas Direct Auto to the Spikes family.

Field where they were allowed to drive one lap around the warning track inside the stadium and then participate in a flag ceremony prior to attending the game. The Honor Guard is a collection of officers from Sugar Land and Missouri City Police Departments as well as Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. The event also included a fly over by Memorial Herman Hospital Life Flight.

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the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Obama says four dead Americans is simply the Right “politicizing the issue,” while still refusing to disclose his whereabouts during Benghazi’s terrorist By Barbara J. Carlson attack and then jaunting off the following day to fundraise in Vegas. Sarah Hall Ingram, then Commissioner for taxexempt organizations, will The last two weeks for accountable and responsible now serve as Director of this “No Accountability” anybody who was involved,” the IRS’ Affordable Care Administration has been blah, blah, blah. Act Division, responsible a humiliating saga: The Obama didn’t know of the for enforcing Obamacare growing Benghazi scandal, Inspector General’s report fines and mandates. the Associated Press’ more before it was released? Big Inaction is action. than 20 phone lines illegally Sis says our borders are secure Deliberate refusal to answer tapped, the IRS illegally while Eric Holder lost track is, emphatically, answering. targeting Conservative groups of nearly 2,000 guns that Is there a single senior official who is engaged, and the DOJ losing track disappeared into the hands communicative and of known terrorists in our of the Mexican cartels while competent in this fumbled Witness Protection Program. Univision News was able to Yet we hear the repetitive crosscheck the serial numbers administration? garble: “I can assure and report that nearly 100 of We are to trust this government that is growing you that I certainly did the guns were used in crimes not know…we will hold and murders, one of which was bigger and encroaching more intrusively into our lives while David Axelrod says that the government is too big

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RESTAURANT REVIEW By Denise Monroe

Haute Wheels and Mobile Bistro’s Have you ever seen a parking lot filled with funky food trucks and lines of hungry people waiting their turn to order up? These aren’t your everyday taco trucks you see hovering around construction sites. They are fancy, funky, fresh, and everything in between, mini-restaurants on wheels and the latest craze among the foodie crowd. A festival celebrates these mobile bistro’s called Haute Wheels Houston Food Truck Festival. Food trucks cluster together on a city block or parking lot offering items ranging from fish tacos to quiche, all types of cuisine, and chocolate and desserts in every way you could imagine. The Mighty Cone, for example, serves items like fried shrimp with a unique sesame oyster sauce in a large cardboard cone to make it easier to hold and eat if you must.

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Catchy names are part of the lure, like NOLA’s Creole 2 Geaux, Pocket To Me, Monster PBJ, It’s a Wrap, Fork in the Road to name a few. Popular restaurants are jumping on the mobile wagon as well. James Coney Island has the Coney Cruiser. Tila’s now has Tila’s Taco Bus. Fort Bend has certain health department requirements for these mobile bistro’s, which often cluster with other mobile food trucks and have scheduled event locations that can be tracked online. Austin and San Antonio have events scheduled almost every weekend. You can track the Houston and surrounding area mobile food scene at www. houstonfoodtrucks.com. . If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.

Fort Bend ISD’s Fine Arts Department is accepting donations of used band instruments from the public.  Community members can drop off their used band instruments at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Donations will be accepted for the remainder of the school year and throughout the summer. 

Former band members are encouraged to check their attics, closets and storage units for instruments to donate, which will help ensure current students have the band equipment they need to be successful.   Donated instruments will assist students, who otherwise might not be able to afford a band instrument, a chance to participate in beginning band programs across the district.

Open auditions for 2013 Sugar Land Superstar set for Wednesday, May 22 Sugar Land’s American Idollike competition, Sugar Land Superstar, is kicking off a new summer of local talent with open auditions on Wednesday, May 22 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Plaza of Sugar Land Town Square. The 2013 Sugar Land Superstar will win a prize package features items from Town Square retailers and the opportunity to perform live at future events.

All participants should be prepared to sing for 60 to 90 seconds without musical accompaniment. In addition, contestants must be over 14 years of age and residents of Fort Bend County to be eligible for competition. For more information about the competition, including contestant applications, visit SugarLandTownSquare.com.

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Bank robber nabbed on several counts By LeaAnne Klentzman

Friday morning, May 17, shortly before 9 a.m., a representative from Whitney Bank in Brazos Town Center called Rosenberg Police and reported a bank robbery. According to officials, a white man, 40-60 years of age, with long slicked back hair, waked into the bank, threatened bank personnel with a knife, and demanded money. He was able to walk out and away from the bank with an undisclosed amount on money. He is further described as weighing 130-150 pounds, and at the time of the robbery he was wearing sunglasses and a bright yellow polo style shirt and blue jeans. No suspect vehicle was available and police were unable to find him.

The following Monday morning, Rosenberg Police got a break in the case when Bret Disiere attempted to rob a Conroe area bank, also with a knife. According to reports, in the Montgomery County case, Disiere hopped the counter wielded his knife and demanded money. Unbeknownst to Disiere, a Montgomery County deputy sheriff was working an extra job at the bank he decided to loot. The deputy that Disiere failed to see slipped outside and nabbed the knife wielding bank robber without further incident. Brett Disiere was arrested for the robbery he was caught committing in Conroe, on a warrant for the robbery he committed in Rosenberg, as well as, charges that stem out of Mississippi.

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Sugar Land Police take driver into custody popping sound, but no weapons were seen. When officers arrived, there was a large group outside, but no fighting was observed. Several people were interviewed and issued warnings, but no arrests were made.” Interestingly, witnesses to this same incident told the "Star" the same story until police began to arrive on the scene. According to a witness, as Sugar Land Police arrived on the scene a gold colored suburban fled, headed southbound on Hwy 6. A pursuit ensued. During that pursuit the suspect vehicle made a u-turn on Hwy 6 near Settlers Way Boulevard and headed back to the Gatti Town parking lot. The area was blanketed

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Sugar Land Police was making sure no gangsta' badness goes on at Gatti Town Pizza. Saturday night, about 10pm, Sugar Land Police responded to a dispute involving weapons at the Gatti Town Pizza and Arcade in the 3400 block of State Hwy 6 South. When inquiries were made to the police department, Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph said, “SLPD was dispatched to Gatti Town Pizza at 10 p.m. Someone reported a fight outside involving a large group of black women. The person who reported the incident said they heard a

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Driver taken into custody by SLPD. with police and after a felony take-down in the parking lot, the driver was taken into custody.

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SMSD Board of Trustee Rosas calls for good stewardship minimize what we use. And I think the people should know where their money is going." At this time there is no limit of funds the board of trustees can use; however, Ms. Rosas would like to change that. She announced that after checking

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At the May SMSD Board Meeting, Trustee Virginia Rosas asked that the continuing education and travel expenses for each board member be placed on the agenda. After it was explained by Dr. Hindt that as a new board member, a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education was required, and for existing board members, 5 hours, Ms. Rosas called for more prudent spending on attending these workshops and conferences. "We are an economically disadvantaged district. Under the circumstances we should

with several other districts, she learned their board members are given a flat amount of $3,000 per trustee to spend on continuing education courses. Additionally, she would like to take it one step further. "Personally, if I

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Greg Holsapple

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Virginia Rosas

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Travel Expenses

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21

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9.75

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10.5

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE The Fort Bend Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 5:00 PM, June 3, 2013 in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district’s budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited. The tax rate that is ultimately adopted at this meeting or at a separate meeting at a later date may not exceed the proposed rate shown below unless the district publishes a revised notice containing the same information and comparisons set out below and holds another public meeting to discuss the revised notice. Maintenance Tax $1.0400/$100 (proposed rate for maintenance and operations) School Debt Service Tax Approved by Local Voters $0.3000/$100 (proposed rate to pay bonded indebtedness) Comparison of Proposed Budget with Last Year’s Budget The applicable percentage increase or decrease (or difference) in the amount budgeted in the preceding fiscal year and the amount budgeted for the fiscal year that begins during the current tax year is indicated for each of the following expenditure categories.

Maintenance and operations Debt Service Total expenditures

3.95 % increase 4.69 % increase 4.05 % increase

Total Appraised Value and Total Taxable Value (as calculated under Section 26.04, Tax Code) Total appraised value* of all property Total appraised value* of new property** Total taxable value*** of all property Total taxable value*** of new property**

Preceding Tax Year $26,795,650,846 $767,090,380 $25,307,135,170 $441,695,818

Current Tax Year $28,413,948,138 $1,141,206,045 $26,903,680,779 $671,320,499

Bonded Indebtedness Total amount of outstanding and unpaid bonded indebtedness* $891,996,152

* Outstanding principal.

Comparison of Proposed Rates with Last Year’s Rates

Last Year’s Rate Rate to Maintain Same Level of Maintenance & Operations Revenue & Pay Debt Service Proposed Rate

Maintenance Interest & Operations & Sinking Fund* Total

$1.0400

$0.3000*

$1.3400

Local Revenue Per Student

State Revenue Per Student

$1.0263 $1.0400

$0.2876* $0.3000*

$1.3139 $1.3400

$5,056 $5,154

$2,711 $2,762

$4,857

$2,893

*The Interest & Sinking Fund tax revenue is used to pay for bonded indebtedness on construction, equipment, or both. The bonds, and the tax rate necessary to pay those bonds, were approved by the voters of this district.

Comparison of Proposed Levy with Last Year’s Levy on Average Residence Last Year

This Year

Average Market Value of Residences $185,856 Average Taxable Value of Residences $169,782 Last Year’s Rate Versus Proposed Rate per $100 Value $1.3400 Taxes Due on Average Residence $2,275.08 Increase (Decrease) in Taxes

$194,444 $177,799 $1.3400 $2,382.51 $107.43

Under state law, the dollar amount of school taxes imposed on the residence homestead of a person 65 years of age or older or of the surviving spouse of such a person, if the surviving spouse was 55 years of age or older when the person died, may not be increased above the amount paid in the first year after the person turned 65, regardless of changes in tax rate or property value. Notice of Rollback Rate: The highest tax rate the district can adopt before requiring voter approval at an election is $1.3401. This election will be automatically held if the district adopts a rate in excess of the rollback rate of $1.3401. Fund Balances The following estimated balances will remain at the end of the current fiscal year and are not encumbered with or by a corresponding debt obligation, less estimated funds necessary for operating the district before receipt of the first state aid payment. Maintenance and Operations Fund Balance(s) Interest & Sinking Fund Balance(s)

Burglars break into concession stand in New Territory By LeaAnne Klentzman

*Appraised value is the amount shown on the appraisal roll and defined by Section 1.04(8), Tax Code. ** “New property” is defined by Section 26.012(17), Tax Code. *** “Taxable value” is defined by Section 1.04(10), Tax Code.

don't use my $3,000, I don't want anybody else to have the remainder. I want it to go back to the fund. When I ran, my platform was that I would be accountable for funds." After Trustee Rosas concluded her thoughts, a lively discussion ensued amongst the other board members. Trustee Cindy Hoelscher agreed and added, "This is a place where we can trim" so that money can go to other places like supplies and keeping taxes low. A counterpoint was made by Trustee Etienne Zak that "Professional development is critical" adding that board members are unpaid volunteers and they "have to train ourselves to be fully informed." Most of the trustees stated that they must "agree to disagree" on this topic and decided to table it for the upcoming workshop, but Virginia Rosas has a very good point - if the district is being asked to make a budget and stick to it, shouldn't the same apply to the board of trustees? *Both board members attended the National School Board Association (NSBA) conference in April. Their expenses have been finalized but the number of hours they earned are not recorded as of this date.

$102,545,685 $16,055,635

Used to be that theft in Texas could get you hanged. If ever there was a crime, this and stealing from Girl Scouts should be on the top of the list. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “At about 6:40 p.m. Sunday, May 12, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the New Territory subdivision baseball fields located at 1200 Walker School Road in regard to a burglary.” Based on surveillance video there are likely as many as four suspects who forced their way into the concession stand at the baseball fields about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, May 11.  According to Haenel, the suspects climbed a fence to gain access to the second floor roof of the concession stand, then they broke a second floor window to gain entry. Haenel said, “The video shows one suspect with a t-shirt wrapped around his head approaching a cash box. He opens the box and then leaves. Later video shows the presence of three other suspects. The main suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 17 to 20. He has a medium build and appeared to be wearing jeans.” The field is home to West Sugar Land Little League teams. Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. is willing to pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in this case. Call Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-3414665, Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips also can be submitted online at www. fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org. All calls to Crime Stoppers are ANONYMOUS.

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Economic development successes at heart of Missouri City’s State of the City

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restaurants and retailers move in." The city also opened its Owen also gave special second Walmart, a Dunkin recognition to Bob Graf, the Doughnuts, a Raising Cane city's Economic Development restaurant and is preparing to Coordinator who is retiring in open their second hotel. In June. addition, Fort Bend Brewing The mayor addressed the Company is fully operational formation of a Bond Exploratory and now has their products Committee which is organizing in grocery stores and area efforts to put a bond referendum restaurants. on the ballot for next year to help "We want our work force to pay for aging infrastructure. The live here, shop here and go to city still has $27 million worth of our restaurants," Owen said. bond money and will spend that "Hopefully as many of those on street and drainage projects. businesses get running in the The opening of a new animal Gessner and Lakeview corridor shelter, the expansion of the we'll start seeing even more Oyster Creek trail system, the

residential area. This should be a lively debate and citizens more on this topic as the second of Stafford are encouraged to track is installed later this attend. summer. • Reduction of lot size. • Technology weak spots. Currently homes are built on Stafford has some areas that 72K sf. The Mayor stated that are technologically challenged. for some people who would This could be a very costly like to downsize, this area is too fix, but one the Mayor is large. He would like to consider determined to address. a smaller area for the potential • Enhance City's economy. of patio homes and townhouses. Fortunately this is an area • Protect and maintain zero city property taxes. Eliminated that Stafford is very strong at. in 1995, the City of Stafford However keeping this in their receives at least 3 calls per vision plan and attending to matters such as sustaining their month from other cities asking how they do it. Class 1 ISO rating will keep • Promote Stafford Centre. insurance costs low. • Texas Instruments' property. Looking forward to their 10 year anniversary next March, Redevelopment of this 192 acres will be huge for Stafford. 3 million people will have The Mayor stated that he has gone through the doors of this met with several developers that performing arts complex and have the resources, knowledge convention center. and vision to create an attractive • Debt free in 2014. city center. (Though he stressed Currently the City only owes that the final decision remains $235K. With cities across the nation in debt and facing with T.I.) potential bankruptcy, this is • Bring quality retail to an accomplishment of fiscal FM 1092 and Highway 90A. responsibility to be proud of. Improvements to these areas on these convenient roadways will enhance not only the City's economy, but residents' quality of life. • Work on aesthetics of Stafford. Plans are ongoing to add attractive landscaping that will thrive in the area, while • Interior Exterior Painting enforcing zoning requirements. • Hardi Plank Installation • Commercial zoning • Wood Replacement changes. Next month on the • Sheet-Rock Repair planning and zoning committee • Interior Carpentry agenda is the topic of changing • Cabinet Painting • Wallpaper Removal and a commercial area to a

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when they took the baby out," Nathan said. "But I married a fighter and now I had a baby girl who was a fighter too." Doctors determined that Erica had hypertropic cardiomyopathy, more commonly known as athlete's heart. It is a genetic condition with no obvious symptoms that can suddenly kill otherwise healthy people without

warning. Doctors were able to get Erica's heart beating again but gave her just a five percent chance of making it through the night. Nathan says that a mother's love for her child gave Erica the strength to survive that first night. Doctor's inserted a pacemaker near Erica's collar bone which helped regulate her heartbeat. She spent two weeks in the ICU; Elena spent 76 days in the NICU

recovering from her traumatic birth. The family has been at home together for three weeks and are grateful to their "angels". "These three women came together with these special skills and they were able to use something as simple as CPR to save my life and to save Elena's life," Erica said. "Miracles exist. I'm here and I get to raise Elena and I can't ask for any more than that."

US 90A at SH 99 intersection closure to install bridge beams 1464 intersections to minimize inconvenience and additional trip • Friday, June 14 at 8:00 pm time for the traveling public. through Monday, June 17th at All intersections will be well 5:00 am marked with signage and traffic Weeknight closures control devices indicating the • Monday night, June 3rd intersection closure and detour through Thursday, June 6th routes; signs and traffic control beginning nightly at 8:00 pm until devices will be placed on Friday 5:00 am the next morning morning, May 31st. In advance of • Monday night, June 10th the intersection closing, dynamic through Thursday, June 13th message boards will be located at beginning nightly at 8:00 pm until the US 90A at SH 99 intersection 5:00 am the next morning announcing the scheduled Traffic detours around the intersection closures that begin US 90A intersection will utilize on Friday night May 31st. These the Sandhill Drive and FM message boards will be placed CLOSURE, continued from page 1

on Friday, May 17th. To assist with potential traffic delays and motorist detours, certified peace officers will be on-site throughout the course of the closures. Their goal is to minimize traffic delays while ensuring the safety of the traveling public at all times. The traveling public may want to consider alternative routes, as they are available, to avoid delay. We apologize for the inconvenience created by this mobility improvement project. Segment D of the Grand Parkway Toll Road is scheduled for completion at the end of 2013.

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re-opening of the El Dorado bridge and the installation of flashing yellow lights at certain intersections were also highlights in Owen's address. Improvements to Highway 6 include new turn lanes and turn signals and new dynamic message boards. "I know some of you might not like the esplanades. They may be inconvenient. But eliminating the suicide lanes saves lives," Owen said. Later in the year and into 2014, Owen told attendees they can expect to see the expansion of Lexington Boulevard begin and $3.3 million in improvements to Texas Parkway.

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SUGAR CREEK • Gorgeous english tudor nesting on the bluff with an incredible view overlooking the 1st hole of Sugar Creek Golf Course plus 2 lakes. Owner has done major reconstrcution. Kitchen has granite/sub-zero/2 dishwashers/2 cooktops plus! Plus! Plus! Great home for entertaining. Master bedroom is suite w/study! Huge closets! Circular drive. Extra room could be media room!! $1,100,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

LAKE POINTE • Lavish Italian Villa w/French accents on cul-de-sac in boutique gated Custom section. Upscale designer upgrades w/arches,soaring ceilings, iron staircase,framed catwalk. Textured walls,custom mixed paints, antiquing. Stunning 2-story Master Bath w/huge arched window,lighted ceiling w chandelier is breathtaking. Floor to ceiling built-ins in Study. Outdoor Kitchen. Larger lot w/plenty of room for Pool/Spa. Media up could be Second Master. Lush landscaping. Occupied since July 09. One of a kind! AT $899,000 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102

RIVERSTONE • Expansive luxury showplace backs to the spectacular 75 acre lake in Hartford Landing 2, gated community w/a Sugar Land address/excellent Fort Bend schools. Variation in plans/square footage may occur. Elevator capable/upscale finishes and millwork, soaring ceilings w/water views from many rooms, highly regarded builder’s product is designed to wow you! Bonus space upstairs allows flexibility for second master, media, and exercise room, whatever fits your needs. AT $1,679,000 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102

VACARRO MANOR • Back on the market due to financing. Adorable one story and well maintained home. Open floor plan. Updated kitchen with granite counters. Formal dining room, spacious living room with fireplace. Master bedroom and master bath with dual sinks. Nice covered patio and in the back yard. Detached 2 cars garage. Refrigerator is included. Low tax at 1.99. Nearby restaurants, mall, shops and hospital. Minutes to HWY 90, and easy access to HWY 59.  AT $129,900.  CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102

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RIVERSTONE – GorgeousPARK Wilshire–hm w/tall LAKES OF AUSTIN ‘’Resort brick & peaked greets you in& your your Style archway Living’’-enjoy this roofs Tropical Oasis guests w/this fabulous archtechtual stunningly own back yard! Deep wooded lot. Sparkling designed hm inside & out. Grand 2-stry foyer, Lagoonaby formals style (heated) with& arched large flanked w/plantationpool shutters spa & tanning ledge! Plentydoors of or yard leftOpen for windows. Frm. Living w/french study. concept familychildren’s rm w/a wallplay of windows looking entertaining, area etc.over Extended cov. patio. Gourmet kit. w/gas range & stainless steel pressed concrete patio. Outdoor covered Lanai appls. Exec.Master suite down & 2nd bedrm. Perfect withguests/nursery. ceiling fans &Media recess for rm,lighting! gamerm $274,900 & computer call NoVirginia Mack 281-207-5200 nook. bkyd.neighbors $310,000 call Virginia (VM4427GC) Mack 281-207-5200 (VM5419BS)

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SUGAR CREEK • Lovely remodeled home in Lakebend section of Sugar Creek across from the lake on corner lot. Wood floors, granite, tile, recent paint, carpet, & roof. Lake view from master w/large updated bath. 3rd car garage converted to extra room. Could be changed back. Appliances relaced. Arched doorways, great curb appeal. Close to 59 & shopping. Don’t miss this one! Ready to move in!! $389,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713898-3938.

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FIELDSTONE • Just gorgeous! Former model located on corner lot of circle street across from park area. Travertine tile, carpet, hardwoods, decorator colors & wall painting. Hobby room or study upstairs. Island kitchen with granite & tile + a butlers pantry. Surround sound, custom drapes, wood blinds, shutters. Master down,huge gamroom up. Walk-in closets in all bdrms. Covered porch with a gazebo in the large backyard! Just beautiful!! $275,500. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

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SIENNA PLANTATION Beautiful Sienna Plantation home, Over 5300 sf by Perry, master wing, hardwoods, tile, huge island kitchen + morning room, sunroom, 3 car auto court, gameroom, media room up, highly customized, across from golf course, close to water park, new access this year,super clean & ready for you! Oversized lot. $485,000. (9106ST)

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STONEY CREEK • This large townhome is a rare find with spectacular views of ravine. This home boasts high ceilings, generously sized living room with lovely marble fireplace. Floor to Ceiling windows, and glass doors access to extensive exterior decking overlooking the ravine makes entertaining easy. Open floor plan allows for great flexibility. 5 bedrooms/4 baths/1 half. Master Down with huge en-suite bath, and separate sitting room. Zoned to SBISD highly sought after Frostwood, Memorial Middle & High. $535,000 (12036NA)

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3618 ORCHARD MEWS DR. Orchard Lake Estates 4/3.5/2: Resort style pool with waterfall and spa. Large kitchen w/granite & island. Joan Berger $349,500

3310 LONG BRIAR LN. Orchard Lake Estates 4/2.5/2: Family room features cast stone FP, high ceilings w/ double row of windows. Mike Martin $259,900

15911 OLETA LANE Sweet City Acres 5/4/0: Custom designed & remodeled Ranch style home with a 3 car attached carport. Mike Martin $499,000

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STAFFORD/FORT BEND SCHOOLS 2 STORY 4 bedrooms 2.5 bath. Master down. Gourmet kitchen, fresh paint and very open plan. Low Stafford taxes & Fort Bend Schools. Free Home warranty . Priced to go at low $135,000. Closing cost $2,500.

FORT BEND! 1 story 3 bedrooms 2 full bath. Washer/dryer, Fridge, & blinds, all included! Plus closing cost help with Builder’s lender. Over 1800 sqft! Better than Renting. Close to Hwy 59 South. Call for details! Great Investment home too. Pool & Lake in neighborhood and close to shopping.

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TELFAIR • Home was built in 2007. Beautiful features thru-out. Formal dining has halo lighting & double crown moldings. Study w/french doors. Open family room w/scultured mantle. Island kitchen w/mahogany cabinets. Master suite down w/fireplace sitting area. Media room has 7.1 wiring system. Upgraded elevation. (1607BT)

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SIENNA - Wonderful 5 bedroom 4/1 bath home overflowing with fabulous upgrades! Master and 2nd bedroom down. Both formals. Study, Gameroom, & Media rooms. Over ½ acre lot. 3 car garage. Comfortable family living yet elegant enough for executive entertaining! $599,000. MLS # 49368455 (8507KP)

WATERBROOK WEST - ACREAGE This home has it all!! Beautiful 1story 4 bedroom 2 ½ bath on 1.25 acres with wooded creek. Updated living & kitchen with marble tile flooring, granite counters and SS appliances. Luxurious pool & spa. Outdoor kitchen & gazebo. AND a 2000 SqFt garage/gameroom/workbench that is the perfect man-cave. $430,000. MLS # 75598689 ---- 1.25 acre lot next to house also for sale. (5123RA)

AUSTIN PARK • Very updated. Master down. Many updates: granite, hardwoods, and more.

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One story on large corner lot! 2013-NEW 30yr.roof! Kitchen updated w/granite. Tankless water heater for endless hot showers! Bright, open floor plan w/high ceilings! 4th bedroom is also accessible from master, can serve as great study or nursery! Ceramic tile throughout and berber carpet in bedrooms make keeping clean a breeze. Master features large walk-in closet. New AC evap. coil is compatible w/current refrigerants and can handle 14-18 seer! Large backyard, double gate & storage shed. $169,900 (6503ST)

Nice two story in planned community of Shadow Creek Ranch! Sought after schools,and so convenient to 288! Fabulous two story living area with lots of natural light! Island kitchen with granite opens to living area making this home great for family or entertaining! Elegant two sided staircase. Large guest rooms up with nice gameroom and HUGE storage closet! Large backyard with no rear neighbors! Master has whirlpool and separate shower. Master closet opens to utility room, very convenient! $209,900 (12506ES)

Beautifully appointed two bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage in gated community! Hardwoods throughout except bedrooms and stairs. Granite countertops in this fabulous island kitchen, as well as baths! Lots of windows make this beam with light! Front faces beautiful courtyard. Offers clubhouse, tropical pool, and workout rooms! This beauty is convenient to everything! Maintenance includes cable, water, sewer, sec. gates, pool, recreation facilities, grounds, and exterior of bldg. This one outshines the rest! $176,900 (9200WE)

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Gorgeous custom built home with unbelievable backyard paradise! High ceilings with lots of natural light in this sought after, natural lake community! Wood floors throughout much of downstairs. Plantation shutters, art niches, butler pantry, and LOTS of storage! Rounded, glass breakfast room! Two staircases, with dramatic entrance! Study with built-ins. Oversized garage with workshop-Portecochere-Descending steps from your covered patio into your newly re-surfaced pool-raised hot tub-very private backyard! $349,900 (2510PE)

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FORT BEND COUNTY – Great condition on premium/ oversized lot at end of cul-de-sac! Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings in family room. Upgraded kitchen with Corian tops, tile floors, rich wood cabinetry and Stainless appliances. Full size breakfast room. Large bedrooms with master down, all w/walk-in closets! Spacious Game room & Utility. Low-E Dbl Pane windows. Tech Shield! Sprinklers. Drinking water system. 2’’ Blinds, Front porch. Area pool w/party barn, sand volleyball, playgrounds, baseball/soccer field. $164,900 (322AC)

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Riverstone to host American Society of Interior Designers Tour thru May 27 More than a dozen designers from the ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter are showcasing their talents throughout the home. Among the award-winning professional designers working on the home are Kelly Gale Amen, Sharon Staley, Donna Vining and Diana Walker, all known for their innovative design and creative styling. Proceeds from the event benefit the ASID Foundation, an organization that supports interior design research, education and scholarships. For more information on ASID and to purchase tickets, visit www.asidtgcc.org. For details on Riverstone, located in Fort Bend County and ranked No. 3 among Houston’s top-selling communities, visit www.riverstone.com.

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QUAIL VALLEY - 2/2.5 Cottage home, short walk from Quail Valley City Centre/golf course. Updated/ remodeled w/ Granite kit. counters & SS appls., wood-laminate floor thru-out living areas & master. All bathrooms updated w. new cabinetry, counters, sinks, lighting, etc. Master bath completely remodeled - you’ll love the big tiled shower!! $142,500 (3011QV)

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A select group of Houston’s top interior designers are combining their creative might to design a home that will both enchant and inspire during this year’s American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Show Home Tour, May 11-27 in Riverstone. The 6,682-square-foot Vista Fontana, an Italian villa at 22 Ivy Bend, will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The home also will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Day, May 27. Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. The home’s architecture reflects a Tuscan influence and its name — which means “fountain view” — references the lake scenes visible from nearly every room.

GRAND LAKES • 7 Bedroom/4 Full and 2 Half Baths/3 Car Gar. Oversized lakefront lot. Backyard has 40,000 gal salt water pool/spa, arbor & covered patio & pool half bath. Homes has numerous appointments incl plantation shutters, hardwoods, 18’ tile,moldings, & much more. Master down and one upstairs. (21803BA)

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Eagle Scout project benefits Sugar Land Memorial Park Prospective Eagle Scout candidate, John Johnston, had a big smile on his face as he was invited by friends, family, and fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 1852 to ceremoniously drive in the last deck screw of his newly completed Eagle Scout project. Working through the City of Sugar Land,17 year-old Johnston planned, funded, and supervised the construction of fifty feet of perimeter fencing to benefit Sugar Land Memorial Park. Johnston had been making preparations to execute his Eagle Scout project for the last several months while keeping up with his part-time job and workload as a junior at Clements High School. Today,

all his efforts have paid off. “John is an experienced leader,” said Scoutmaster Jeff Kesler. “He has served two consecutive terms as our troop’s Senior Patrol Leader, but today’s task will be the ultimate test of his leadership ability and project management skill.” Johnston’s project took a total of 12 hours to complete from start-to-finish. It was accomplished with a good portion of donated materials and supplies, and many supportive volunteers who were excited to see Johnston succeed. And, at day’s end, Kesler added, “John passed the test with flying colors.”

Shown from left to right are: Sam Janoff, John Johnston, Vaughan Steves, Tom Johnston, Jeff Kesler, James Kesler, Tyler Thompson, David Rudzinski, Jerry Steves, Mathew Rudzinski and William Kesler.

Taraneh Malik wins U.S. Dept. Scholarship winners announced of State NSLI-Y Scholarship Taraneh Malik, 11th grade student at Dulles HS, has been awarded one of approximately 625 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships for 2013-2014. The NSLI-Y program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides meritbased scholarships for eligible high school students. The NSLI-Y scholarship enables Taraneh to study Arabic in Morocco for the summer. The scholarship covers all program costs for participants including domestic and international travel; tuition and related academic preparation; language testing; educational and cultural activities focused on language learning; orientations; meals; and accommodations, usually with a host family. Launched as part of a U.S. government initiative in 2006, NSLI-Y seeks to increase Americans’ capacity to engage with native speakers of critical languages by providing formal instruction and informal language practice in an immersion environment. The goals of the NSLI-Y program include sparking a life-

long interest in foreign languages and cultures, and developing a corps of young Americans with the skills necessary to advance international dialogue in the private, academic or government sectors. Through her participation in the program, Taraneh will serve as a citizen diplomat while developing the skills necessary to be a leader in the global community.

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Fort Bend Aggie Moms Club recently announced the scholarship winners for this year. All will be attending Texas A&M University. Scholarship winners are bottom row left to right: Drew Miller, Erin Kaufman,Sara Witmer, LIbby Woodruff, Kaitlin Porter,Andrea Miller, Amanda Haney.Top row: Jacob Keller,Sean Rebler, Marilyn Clark, Rachel Gonzales,Julia Gaas Taylor Hood. Others not in photo are: Kayla Blankenship,Chris Edgar,Taci Gibson,Aaron Griffin,Elizabeth LeDoux,Marisa Mathews, Paige Thomas,and Brian Walther.

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suspect did not ever return to the getaway vehicle. Inside that vehicle deputies discovered a television that neither suspect could explain. As the investigation unfolded, deputies learned that Gloryland Daycare and Taqueria Azteca had been burglarized. They too, are in that same shopping center. These three suspects have also been tied to at least two burglaries cases in neighboring Harris County.

It is that third suspect detectives need help in finding. He has only been identified as “White Boy D.” Haenel said his name is possibly Derrick. He remains at large. Anyone who has information on “White Boy D” is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 281-341-4665.

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Skeeters win a wild one - 2-1 The Skeeters won on a walk-off Sunday afternoon, 2-1 over the Bridgeport Bluefish. Matt Wright was dominant, throwing eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball, retiring the final 15 batters he faced.   For the Bluefish, Michael Colla was equally as impressive, tossing six scoreless innings for Bridgeport.  The Bluefish pushed across the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to make it 1-0. Then in the bottom of the

ninth, thanks to four consecutive wild pitches and two walks, the Skeeters scored two runs to win it 2-1, their third walk-off win of the year. Attendance at that game was 5,802. Up Next  The Skeeters have a day off on Monday, but will then head up to York to take on the Revolution for the first three games, of a seven game road trip. The Skeeters will send

out RHP Scott Elarton (2-2, 3.75 ERA) to face York RHP Corey Thurman (2-4, 3.71) in Tuesday’s series opener. Skeeters Notes • Matt Wright: 8 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 K • Chase Lambin: 1-4 • Anthony Granato: 1-2, 2 BB, R • Adam Godwin: 0-3, ejected in 5th • Aaron Bates: 2-4, extends hitting streak to 18 games

Fort Bend ISD to host substitute cafeteria specialist job fair Fort Bend ISD’s Child Nutrition Department is holding a Substitute Cafeteria Specialist Job Fair on Thursday, May 23, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Fort Bend ISD

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SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Scripture of the week

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FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055 121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am www.facebook.com/freedomchurchintl Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger

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All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed on Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.  Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend. lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, downloading e-books, or using the

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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Breast Center open house showcases new technology & staff Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is hosting a community open house for its Breast Center on Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend, tour, interact with staff, see how new imaging technology works and learn what’s new in helping meet the community’s breast health needs. New to the Breast Center in the last year are molecular breast imaging, a fourth mammography unit and a breast care navigator.

Molecular breast imaging (MBI) was added last summer making Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Breast Center the first in the greater Houston area to have the technology. The low dose MBI is a secondary diagnostic tool for women whose mammograms show suspicious findings or are difficult to interpret. This is especially applicable to women who have dense breast tissue, which is estimated to be 40 percent of mammography patients.

A fourth mammography unit was installed in the Breast Center last fall to meet the growing demand from patients and reduce wait times for appointments. The Breast Care Navigator assists patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, serving as a resource expert, helping them understand treatment options, coordinating appointments, and attending care conferences and discussions about the patient’s treatment. Maria Socci, a registered

nurse with specialty training in oncology, joined the Breast Center in this role early last year. The Breast Center opened in 2009 and moved to the new location off Town Center Boulevard on the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Campus in 2011. Join us for our Breast Center open house on May 23! We will have tours, refreshments, a free gift for attendees and fabulous door prizes. To RSVP, call 281-276-8568 or Shown are Fort Bend Junior League members, who are the faces of our email SLRSVP@tmhs.org. women’s health campaign.

Dr. Randal Glenn installed as President of Greater Houston Dental Society Dr. Randal Glenn of Fort Bend Dental Associates  was installed on May 16, 2013 as the President of the Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS) founded over one hundred years ago. The GHDS is the local component of the Texas Dental Association (TDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) and is the fourth largest local component society in the United States with a current membership of over 1,600.  Dr. Glenn is also one of  Fort Bend County's Historical Commissioners and in his

installation address to his colleagues and guests he noted,  "History is important because in order to chart a path for the future, we need to know from where we came.  We in dentistry are intimately connected with our history. The trials and tribulations of our previous generations are echoed in our voices today. The issues faced by our dental forefathers of 1904, the year this Society was founded, sound as if they were lifted from the pages today's GHDS Journal of  2013." Dr. Glenn also talked about

mentorship and his remarks could be applied to almost any profession:  "Sometimes being a mentor is accidental. Younger dentists, dental students or even pre-dental students may be watching you, how you deal with patients, how you treat your employees, the quality of work you provide,  how you conduct yourself professionally. Your standing in your community, your education, your experience, your character, Photo by Jennifer Smith Dr. Randal Glenn of Fort Bend Dental Associates (Center) is flanked  , is most certainly a model (L-R) by partners: Doctors Brian Machart, Jim Condrey, Retired Partner for others. Bear that in mind as you go through your day. Dr. Tony Singletary and newest partner Dr. Dwight Peccora.

Rosenberg Railroad Museum to train volunteers as docents

On Saturday June 1, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum will begin training volunteers to serve as docents. “We are looking to increase our volunteer base and continue to grow our education program at the museum" stated Board President Bill Rickert. “We are looking for exuberant people who are excited about the Railroad Museum and who are interested in the history of the railroad in Fort Bend County. If you have ever taken a tour with a docent that was very enthusiastic about the home or exhibit you were touring then you know how that enthusiasm can be contagious.” For over a decade, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum has served the community not only by preserving the history of railroading in Fort Bend County but taught it as well,

and that’s where the volunteers come into play. Training is scheduled for adult docents on June 1st from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm (box lunch provided from Another Time Soda Fountain). Following training, docent volunteers will have the skills to give tours of our fully refurbished 1879 private rail car, “The Quebec”, which boasts a private dining area and sitting area along with bedrooms and a kitchen for the wealthy and influential traveler of the time. Tours also include Tower 17, the 17th switch tower built in the state of Texas in 1903. For over 100 years, Tower 17 was the longest operating manned interlocker in the state of Texas. The museum itself houses artifacts and exhibits that document the history of the railroads in Fort Bend County along with our Caboose and

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services for as long as they need to heal from their abuse. Despite the addition of a third therapist, the number of children in need of services continues to increase and there continues to be a waiting list for therapy. Volunteers are needed to help in the agency’s Children’s Advocacy Center and in the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program. For information on volunteering contact Volunteer Services at 281-344-5130.

The Little Mermaid Jr. swims into Fort Bend Theatre The Little Mermaid Jr. is an enchanting tale follows the adventures of a little mermaid who trades her voice to the sea witch in order to become human, and like any classic fairy tale, there is a prince involved in the center of the action!

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Sugar Land - site of USA Canoe/ Kayak Marathon Team Trials It’s time to get outside and see what is happening in our exciting and fun community ...like the USA Canoe/Kayak Marathon Team Trials over this past weekend at Brooks Lake behind the Hyatt Place over at the Fluor Daniel Building area. It’s the first time that it’s been held in Texas, and Linda Kahue with the host hotel could not have been more accommodating to those associated with the event. About 30 canoe and kayak competitors, mostly kayak, came from a field all over the U.S., according to Brad

Pennington, principal organizer of the local event along with Sugar Land’s Kim Icenhower. Those in the marathon race did anywhere from five to seven laps around the U-shaped lake, which is about one and a half miles long before it connects to Oyster Creek. Sugar Lakes resident Magan Mollaei, who was jogging on a trail around the lake spotted the picturesque sleek, lightweight kayaks on the water along with the excitement when everything was about to begin mid-morning on Saturday, May 18th. So, she decided to stay and even got to

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meet Boris Markin, the event winner in the senior men’s division affiliated with the Rockaway Olympic Center in New York, and a 2001 bronze medalist for Ukraine in the 200 meter world championships. Markin now gets to represent the U.S. in the ICF Marathon World Championships in Denmark in September. Know anything about kayak races? They’re high speed races for competitive classes, seniors, juniors under 23, men’s masters, and others, involving laps on a course with portages. These are ingress and egress 150 meter sections identified with flags along the banks

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requiring competitors to come out of the water and carry their vessels over land, sprint to the “in” spot and go back into the water. This portage at Brooks Lake, although it had very little elevation change, was just a tad closer that what the standard has been, possibly posing a challenge. The portage factors into the race time and it’s where most of the spectators gather to get a real close up look at each of the competitors…and being so physically close makes you feel you’re one of them. Pennington, who was also in the race with the senior class, broke the rudder off his kayak at the portage, so there went his time! There were cheers for Rusty Herbert from Missouri City and his sister Karen Hebert. Both did a splendid job on their kayaks. There were also times when competitors fell into the water and got back into their kayaks. So why do you think these water vessel aficionados do this? One of them said “it’s relaxing and a good escape sport!” The feedback about the lake course in Sugar Land…they really liked it.

USA Canoe/Kayak event organizer Brad Pennington (left) holds on to the rudder that broke off his kayak during the competitive race this Saturday. Sugar Land’s Kim Icenhower (right) helped Pennington organize the water event and enjoys a moment of celebration with Logan Mynar from San Marcos, TX and Jessee Lishchuk from Pennsylvania, both top winners in their kayak class competition at Brooks Lake.

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Missouri City resident Rusty Hebert, soon to participate in the Marathon Masters Olympics in Toreno, Italy, waves moments after he completes a seven lap trek of the Canoe/Kayak marathon Team Trials held over the weekend in Sugar Land. Time to get outside

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Master Chief Petty Officer Joe Girdner retires from Austin HS Navy JROTC The Austin Navy JROTC Unit is led by Lieutenant Commander Edwin Sellards, USN (ret) and Master Chief Petty Officer Joe Girdner, USN (ret). This year, MCPO Girdner will be retiring from Austin

High School Navy JROTC program. For over seventeen years, MCPO Girdner has served in positions of great responsibility and trust within the NJROTC Citizenship Development program. During this period

Master Chief Girdner has served as the Naval Science Instructor at various High Schools including Booker T. Washington High School from August 1996 to August 1998, Richard King High School from August 1998 to July

Fort Bend Education Foundation donates $312,982 to Fort Bend ISD  At its annual Grant Awards presentation held on May 14, the Fort Bend Education Foundation presented a $312,982 check to Fort Bend ISD to fund the Grants to Teachers and Schools, Professional Development Grants, New Teacher Grants, and other programs. Since its inception, the Education Foundation has awarded nearly $4.1 million in grants to FBISD teachers and schools. For the 2013-2014 school year, the Education Foundation awarded 161 grants for $236,482 to support the Grants to Teachers and School program. Additionally, the Foundation awarded 150 New Teacher Grants for $17,000, $20,000 for the Professional

Development Grants and $39,500 in pass through

grants for a total of $312,982 being awarded this year.

1999, and Stephen F. Austin High School from July 1999 to June 2013. His leadership and efforts have resulted in the motivating and inspiring of hundreds of Cadets during his time of service. His steadfast support to Navy core values and customs at all times has reflected great credit upon himself and uphold the highest traditions of the Department of the Navy. His exceptionally meritorious public service as a devoted Naval Science Instructor (NSI) and as a dedicated mentor and leader for many Cadets of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) will definitely be missed. He will be retiring to the Bastrop

area with his wife, and near his son and grandchildren. "MCPO Girdner has been in the service of his country for 43 years, 26 active duty Navy and 17 years as an NJROTC Instructor. Joe's tireless efforts, dedication to his cadets, and an unmatchable work ethic have helped to produce outstanding citizens for our nation. It has been my honor to have worked side by side with Joe over the past seven years and the entire Stephen F. Austin High School family has been privileged to have been part of Master Chief Joe Girdner's life. All the best Master Chief.... Job well Done!”, said Lieutenant Commander Edwin Sellards.

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Watch D.O.G.S set for May 23 at Austin ES Austin Parkway Elementary is hosting a Dad & Me Pizza Party to kick off their Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program at the school on May 23, at 6:30 pm.   They are recruiting dads and

other father figures to commit to spending at least one day in the next school year on their campus in an effort to have more male role models in our schools and help dads become more engaged with the educational process.  

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FRIDAY, MAY 24 Free legal advice Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) will offer free advice by phone to low-income Fort Bend County residents on Friday, May 24. Call 281-239-0015 to qualify for this service between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Veterans with civil legal questions are encouraged to call. The attorney will return calls the same day or the following Monday. TUESDAY, MAY 28 Legacy of Freedom A unique pre-game event at Constellation Field “Saluting & honoring our military & their families”. At 4 p.m., “Our Community Salutes Fort Bend – New Recruit Salute!, 5:45 p.m. – Legacy of Freedom – Saluting our Heroes, 7 p.m. game time. For info or tickets or how to sponsor a soldier – tstamm@sugarlandskeeters.com or 281-240-4487. Visit www.goldawardprojectsalute.com

THURSDAY, MAY 30 Imago Connects workshop Introduction to Imago Therapy to be presented for members of Mental Health America of Fort Bend, Thursday, May 30, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., United Way Large Conference Room, 10435 Greenbough Dr., Stafford. For those not wishing to become members may attend individual workshops for $35 per class. RSVP in advance. Email jwallace@mhafbc.org (subject line): CEU Registration or 281-207-2480. FRIDAY, MAY 31 Mental Health of America holds celebration Mental Health of America is celebrating their 8th Annual Beacon of Hope Banquet on May 31, 2013. Information about purchasing a ticket can be found on-line at www.mhafbc.org. Free legal advice Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) will offer free advice by phone to low-income Fort Bend County residents on Friday, May 31. Call 281-239-0015 to qualify for this service between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Veterans are encouraged to call. The attorney will return calls the same day and/or the following Monday. ONGOING Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com. Beat the heat at Gattitown Beat the heat at Gattitown with indoor Laser Tag, Go Karts and much more. Plus enjoy Gatti’s signature pizza buffet for just $3.99 (plus $1.89 bottomless drinks), Monday – Thursday all summer long.Great for groups & birthdays. Recovers is Posible Bring Everyone in the Zone peer group are offered the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., United Way Bldg., 10435 Greenbough Dr. Stafford. For more info 409-550-0538 or www. recovery-is-possible.com. Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@ reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday

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First Colony Swim Team leads open water challenge Dr. Mark Yezak, D.C., Founder, Chief of Staff

Trust Houston Spine & Rehab Center for your Total Back, Neck, Spine & Muscular Pain Solutions Shown are some of the swimmers coming out of the water. First Colony Swim Team sent 4 swimmers to the 2013 Open Water All-Star Challenge in Fort Myers, Florida.  The swimmers were selected from all the teams in the southeast Texas region to represent Gulf

Swimming.  Chris Yeager, Peyton Quattlebaum, Shelby Fruge, and Corey Duke swam the 3rd Annual Fran Crippen Mile on Saturday.  FCST was well represented as Chris finished 2nd for 13-14 boys and Peyton finished 1st

for 13-14 girls.  The swimmers also competed on Sunday in the 5K challenge. Chris and Peyton both took 2nd place for the 13-14's, while Corey and Shelby represented the 15-18 age group taking home 6th and 12th place.

Toys to benefit Rainbow Room in Fort Bend Dr Dennis and Mrs Lynn Halford and staff collected toys for the Fort Bend Rainbow Room. The toys will be given to children in the care of Fort Bend County Children’s Protective Services. The Rainbow Room provides emergency and transitional supplies for unmet material needs of children and families in crisis in Fort Bend County. Standard items stocked within the Rainbow Room include baby formula and food, diapers, baby necessities (blankets, bottles, etc), clothes and shoes for children ages newborn thru 18 years of age, snacks, school supplies, books, stuffed animals, personal hygiene items and educational toys. Special requests can be accommodated when funding allows providing car seats,

Whatever Your Pain.

Dr. Alex Buriak, D.C. 2655 Cordes, Suite 130 Sugar Land, Texas 77479 281.362.0006 www.SpineAndRehab.com CHIROPRACTIC • PAIN MANAGEMENT PHYSICAL THERAPY

Shown are Dr. Dennis Halford and his wife, along with their employees. baby beds, high chairs, and twin / bunk beds. The room is accessible to the caseworkers 24 hours per day 7 days per

week. Additional information on the Rainbow Room plus contact information can be obtained at www.fbrr.org.

Call us and we’ll tell you how YOU can be a winner!

281-969-4132

This weekend only: EMPLOYEE PRICING FOR EVERYONE! Sale ends Tuesday! NEW 2013 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 EXTENDED CAB Texas Edition MSRP

$36,475

$

NEW 2013 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 EXTENDED CAB All Star Edition MSRP

26,738 $

25,238 $

$

24,238

or

$34,270

or

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22,738      

NEW 2013 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB MSRP Texas Edition $36,175

$

27,238 $

or

24,738

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NEW 2013 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 REGULAR MSRP $23,590 CAB

NEW 2013 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB All Star Edition MSRP $35,645

$

26,738 $

or

$

24,238

18,238 $

or

15,738

     

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LOW PRICES • HUGE SELECTION!

NEW 2013 CHEVY EQUINOX LS

NEW 2013 CHEVY SPARK LS

21,988

$

NEW 2013 CHEVY CRUZE LS

MSRP $13,920

MSRP $24,580

12,499

$

MSRP $19,035

16,488

$

NEW 2013 CHEVY CAMARO LS MSRP $24,540

$

20,988

13115 Southwest Freeway (at Highway 90-A) • Sugar Land 281-969-4132 • 877-284-0644 • classicchevysugarland.com VISIT US ON FACEBOOK! www.Facebook.com/ ClassicChevySugarLand

Pictures for illustration purposes only. Subject to prior sale. Price plus t.t.l. with approved credit, prices good day of ad only. Incentives subject to change. Residency restrictions apply. Not responsible for typos. In stock vehicles only; no dealer trades. Price on all new vehicles is MSRP less factory rebates less dealer discounts plus t.t.l. Special rates in lieu of factory rebates. Offers end 5/31/2013. Silverado Ext. Cab TX Ed. MSRP $36,475, Chevy Rebate 4500, Classic Disc. 4487, Trade Bonus 1000, Chevy Bonus Cash 750, GM Loyalty Private Offer 1500. Silverado Ext. Cab All Star MSRP $34,270, Chevy Rebate 4500, Classic Disc. 3782, Trade Bonus 1000, Chevy Bonus Cash 750, GM Loyalty Private Offer 1500. Silverado CC TX Ed. MSRP $36,175, Chevy Rebate 4500, Classic Disc. 3687, Trade Bonus 1000, Chevy Bonus Cash 750, GM Loyalty Private Offer 1500. Silverado CC All Star MSRP $35,645, Chevy Rebate 4500, Classic Disc. 3657, Trade Bonus 1000, Chevy Bonus Cash 750, GM Loyalty Private Offer 1500. Silverado Reg. Cab MSRP $23,590, Chevy Rebate 2500, Classic Disc. 2102, Trade Bonus 1000, Chevy Bonus Cash 750, GM Loyalty Private Offer 1500. Equinox MSRP $24,580, Chevy Rebate 1000, Classic Disc. 1592. Spark MSRP $13,920, Chevy Bonus Cash 500, Classic Disc. 932. Cruze MSRP $19,035, Chevy Rebate 1000, Chevy Bonus Cash 500, Classic Disc. 1047. Camaro MSRP $24,540, Chevy Rebate 1000, Classic Disc. 2552.


May 22, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper for Sugar Land, Richmond, Stafford, Mo City, Katy