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Since the announcement of Texas Instruments’ departure from Stafford, there has been plenty of speculation on the future of the 192 acres. Last Tuesday, May 27, plans were unveiled at a very rare meeting held between the Stafford City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, and Stafford Economic Development Corporation. Brian Murphy, Principal with Street Level Investments, the master developer of The Legacy at Stafford,

said the $500 million dollar project would preserve most of the 50-year old trees currently on the property. A team of six additional companies were

introduced, each with distinct specialties to help complete a project of this magnitude. (Eight T.I., continued on page 5

Katy Familicide - another case of Affluenza? Message from the platoon - “I just wanted to let you know that we received the first group of packages. There were 21 in total. I know that number doesn’t match up, but I am sure that the rest are right around the corner. You all were spot on with the platoon’s needs. There was nothing left after I told them to open the boxes. They decended on them like locusts, it was pretty funny actually. Smiles all around and laughter ensued. We took a couple of pictures for you before they opened the packages. I’ll try and get some more while they are opening them. They all send their thanks and we were wondering if you have a physical address we could send some thank you letters. A few of the Marines wanted to write you all back.”

The long road home By LeaAnne Klentzman

Each day a couple of Precinct 3 Deputy Constables make a long trek across several counties to serve the residents of Fort Bend. These deputies have found opportunity in Fort Bend that cannot be equaled to their rural communities thus, they spend a couple of hours each way on their daily commute. During that commute, headed home on the evening of Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Lieutenant Deputy Constable Shawn Sayers and Deputy Phil Crowell noticed an overturned car partially submerged in the flood waters in the 5,500 block of Katy Hockley Cut-Off Road in a rural, far west Harris County. Precinct 3 Constable’s Chief

When “Slip and Fall” goes splat! By LeaAnne Klentzman

A pair of sisters and a couple of associates have ended up splatted on the CRIMINAL windshield of OF THE WEEK life after their “Slip and Fall” plot was uncovered by Garden Ridge Pottery. Seems home décor group Garden Ridge Pottery has had the misfortune of employing a pair of thieve ’n Katy sisters and a collection of associates with a stellar “Slip and Fall” plan.

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Motive for the double homicide last week in a suburban gated community near Katy has not yet been determined. However law enforcement has acknowledged that one of the deceased couple’s children is the prime suspect in his parent’s gruesome death. On Thursday afternoon, May

29, about 5:15 pm, Michael Walton and his wife Lynda were found murdered in their posh gated community Ryan Walton home near Katy. The law enforcement response was quick with most leads pointing to someone with

Sugar Land native joins the Texas 4000 Club

University of Texas, started this organization that “competitively Celebrating their 10th selects students for their Anniversary, Texas 4000 has 18-month program designed been “fighting cancer every to cultivate the next generation mile” with a to lead the fight against bike ride from cancer.” Chris is a Hodgkin’s Austin, Texas, lymphoma survivor, and so far to Anchorage, Texas 4000 has raised 4 million Alaska. In dollars, giving 1 million to MD 2004, Chris and Anderson Cancer Center this Mandy Condit, year. The trek to Anchorage is a engineering Jawaid Ali students at the 4000 CLUB, continued on page 5 By Karen Daniels

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Deputy Aaron Tyksinski said, “There was high water and flooding on the roadway and ditch because of heavy rainfall throughout the day.” The two stopped to check the car but LONG ROAD, continued on page 5

Elackatt elected Mayor Pro Tem by Missouri City Council Elackatt, who was elected with four votes, including his own. Just after newly elected Mayor Allen Owen did not Missouri City Councilman Chris vote. Preston took the oath of office on When Owen asked for May 19, his first official action nominations for Mayor Pro Tem, was to vote for a Mayor Pro Tem. Emery nominated Elackatt and Preston, along with Yolanda Ford seconded the motion. Ford and Floyd Emery voted for Then current Mayor District C Councilman Robin Pro Tem Jerry Wyatt nominated Councilman Don Smith."Considering the experience of both councilmembers and considering that Councilman Smith has been on council for a considerable period of time", Wyatt stated. But no one seconded the motion. Smith then nominated Wyatt but, again, no one offered a second. Elackatt nominated Emery but the motion failed when no one offered a second. Missouri City Councilman Robin Moments before the council Elackatt was elected Mayor Pro Tem on May 19. ELECKATT, continued on page 5 By Betsy Dolan

close family ties. The Walton’s were parents of four children, one of whom was arrested in connection with their deaths just days later. Michael Robert Walton and Lynda Renee Walton were last seen alive in their North Pointe Place home within the gated community Mike developed, Lake Pointe Estates. That Thursday morning about 7 a.m. Ryan, who no longer lived at the family home, was last seen exiting the gates that morning about 9 a.m. According to law enforcement, the couple’s son Ryan Walton, 19, was a person of interest from the beginning. An area wide dragnet was cast leading law enforcement to locate the BMW driven by Ryan Walton was spotted by an off duty sheriff’s deputy who was taking his son to get a haircut in Rosenberg. That deputy turned off his radio after providing the working officers details but the BMW was lost in the Rosenberg Town FAMILICIDE, continued on page 5

Memorial Day Parade brings neighbors together

After 12 years of parading on Memorial Day, this year’s event took a new approach. Rather than wrapping up the long weekend, the Quail Valley Proud Memorial Day Kid’s Bike, Wagon and Dog Parade kick-started the weekend’s celebrations on Saturday, May 24. The hometown feel of the event makes it a family favorite and the children are always given a message from the Mayor about what Memorial Day is all about. Residents having a great time along the parade route. See related article on page 4

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Railroad Company stepped up to be the lead sponsor. Other sponsors include: Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land, Summus Industries, Greenberg Traurig, Jackson Gilmour and Dobbs, and Connelly Baker Wotring. This year’s winning team Fluor Corporation, took home the coveted Crystal Cup and bragging rights for the next year. They were closely followed by the team from Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land. Funds raised from this event will support the Summer Explosion program for middle school students, High School Leadership Camp, October’s Red Ribbon Week activities, and many other programs provided by Fort Bend Regional Council. If you would like to participate in a future Fort Bend Corporate Challenge or other events that support the programs of Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Inc. please contact Mandi Bronsell at 281-207-2409 or mbronsell@ fortbendcouncil.org.

This week at the Toyota Center, the eleven Fort Bend ISD high schools will hold their graduation exercises on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 as parents, family members and friends attend the graduates’ important rite of passage.  Here is what the numbers show for

total graduates at each of the high schools: Ridge Point..............360 George Bush............504 Elkins........................433 Hightower................530 Marshall...................356 Kempner..................550 Clements..................620 Willowridge.............305 Austin.......................550 Dulles.......................600 Travis........................570 Stafford Municipal School District will also hold its graduation exercises this week at Constellation Field at 7:30 p.m. with over 200 students receiving their diplomas.  Congratulations graduates!

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Cancer, however, does come with many challenges, such as hindered access to cancer specialists and promising new treatments, inadequate or no insurance, financial hardships, employment problems and psychological struggles. “Despite these difficulties, cancer survivors can live active, productive lives,” says Shkedy. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center welcomes all local cancer survivors and a guest to join them as they honor the survivors living with a history of cancer. The Cancer Survivors Day Celebration and Luncheon will be held Friday, June 6 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Conference Center. RSVP Required. Call 281-274-7500 or visit houstonmethodist.org/ events to reserve a seat.

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A funeral mass for Betty Marek, 74, of Stafford, Texas will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 9, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City with Fr. Sunny Joseph officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. later that afternoon at the Krasna Cemetery, near Wallis, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2014 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. Betty was born November 28, 1939 in East Bernard, Texas to Louis and Rosie (Stropek) Melnar. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, a Charter Member of Catholic Daughters of America Court, Holy Family #2060, and a lifetime member of KJZT Society #120, St. Bernadette, Sugar Land. When Betty’s four daughters, Lou Ann, Carol, Judy and Kay, were younger, Betty was the Girl Scout Cookie Chair Mom for each of their troops. She dedicated her time to her daughters and grandsons schools and activities. She liked cooking, sewing and doing various crafts. When her daughters were school age, she worked in the cafeteria for Alief ISD and Stafford MSD Schools for 14 years. She and her husband, John, also enjoyed going to Polka Festivals. Betty passed away May 30, 2014 in Sugar Land, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Baby Girl Marek; and brothers, Bennie, Victor and Stanley Melnar.

Betty is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Peter Marek; daughters, Lou Ann Mowka and husband, Stephen, Carol Prokop and husband, Patrick, Judy Dunmire and husband, David and Kay Marek and husband, Alex Munguia; sister, Leona Carlson and husband, Dr. Rodger Carlson; and grandchildren, Aaron Paul Munguia and Trenton Joseph Prokop; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Pallbearers serving are Steven Beall, Dennis King, Leo Marek, Joseph Marek, George McKinzie, Raymond McKinzie. Honorary Pallbearers are Aaron Munguia, Trenton Prokop, Stephen Mowka, Patrick Prokop, David Dunmire and Alex Munguia. For those wishing, memorials may be made in Betty’s name to Holy Family Parish, Building Fund, 1510 Fifth St, Missouri City, Texas 77489. Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the Marek family at www.davisgreenlawnfh. com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., Rosenberg, Texas 77471, Phone: 281-341-8800.

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After 12 years of parading on Memorial Day, this year’s event took a new approach. Rather than wrapping up the long weekend, the Quail Valley Proud Memorial Day Kid’s Bike, Wagon and Dog Parade kick-started the weekend’s celebrations on Saturday, May 24. Children, parents and grandparents followed behind the Missouri City Fire Department as the fire truck wound its way through the Quail Valley Cottages, where residents provided refreshments while the participants paused for a break. Mayor Allen Owen

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was again the Grand Marshall for the event and was joined by Missouri City Councilman, Floyd Emery, both Quail Valley residents as well as public officials. The hometown feel of the event makes it a family favorite and the children are always given a message from the Mayor about what Memorial Day is all about. Prizes were given out for Best Bike (Marielle Malone), Best Wagon (Marcie and Brody Bub), Most Patriotic (Erin Brogan), Most Spirit (London Crockett), Best Marcher (Cade Boucaumont), Youngest Entrant

(Henry “Hank” Hardy), and Judges Choice Awards (Ally and Elizabeth McGray; Eli and Wiley Obi). Special thanks to the Starkey Mortgage, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Leonetti Graphics, Missouri City Police and Fire Departments as well as the residents of the Quail Valley Cottages, who all contributed and participated in this year’s event. Quail Valley Proud’s next event is “Party Proud” a free event for Quail Valley residents, on Friday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the Quail Valley City Centre. Activities

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own tossed salads, including quail eggs. The churascaria style meats served were beef, pork, chicken and turkey. You can pay extra if you want shrimp. The sirloin was cooked according to preferred doneness but the chicken and turkey were slightly overcooked and dry. The other meats were very juicy and delectable, all seasoned differently offering a variety of pleasing flavor surprises. A nice variety of generously served desserts were offered for an additional cost. The Death By Chocolate cake, split three ways was big enough for all to have a generous portions. As the name suggests, it was to die for!

The service was excellent. It was noticeable how quickly the meat servers dashed from kitchen to table once a summoning green peg was turned. The intent was no doubt to get the meat to the tables quickly before it cooled off. As compared to other Churascaria restaurants, this one is one of the least expensive by a large margin ($24.99) and equally as good and abundant as the more expensive restaurants. The experience was festive, inviting, and very satisfying. Overall Rating: 4.5 stars If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.

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(USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Missouri City First United Methodist Church the week of June 9 13, 2014. The weeklong day camp experience for students entering grades one through six encourages inventive young minds through hands-on problem solving, using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a fun and creative atmosphere. "We are thrilled to be offering Camp Invention to more children this year interested in these focus areas", said Barbara Myer, District Advanced Academics/Gifted and Talented Coordinator. "Selecting a camp is an important decision for parents and our goal is to provide children with a curriculum that allows them to fully express their inventive young minds by exploring different types of technology, through real-world problem solving challenges, building things and taking them apart, while still having fun and developing new skills. Every year I am impressed by not only the level of thinking and time that goes into the curriculum, but also by the level of fun and excitement that I see on my students’ faces." "Camp Invention is proud to inspire and challenge our next generation of innovators through this nationally

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T.I. property redevelopment unveiled Commercial: Three or four office buildings and four parking garages. City Centers could fit onto the 2 Branded Hotels: No names 192 acres.) Described as “a rare were provided, but at least one bank slate” the concept is work, “full service” hotel will be play, live. Mayor Scarcella said, sought out. Ten story building(s)“This is the most important tallest in complex. project this city will approve.” Multi-Family: 4 different Outlet Center: The current architectural buildings; 3 stories baseball field-400Ksf-will have each: The Teak, The Willow, The approximately 150 stores. The Magnolia, The Oak. 1800 total decision for the outlet is due to units. retail trend and close proximity Office/Warehouses: Light to First Colony Mall. industrial buildings on the back The Lawn: Half acre of grassy 40 acres that borders Murphy lawn where family and friends Road. Separate entrances; no cutare encouraged to hang out, play, through to the Legacy. and watch planned events. “The Trails, Jogging Paths, Dog heart of the project.” Park, Splash Pad, Ponds, Restaurants: A variety of Landscape Designs restaurants-50,000 sf-built The land is divided into three among the open-air shopping sections: front, middle and back. centers near office buildings, The front 92 acres along Hwy retail, and outlet mall. 59 are designated for retail and T.I., continued from page 1

commercial and the back side along Murphy Road for light industrial. These two sections will be ready for groundbreaking between “September and November of 2014,” said Mr. Murphy, with a completion date in 2016. There is a push to finish construction on Phase 1 before Superbowl LI comes to Houston. There will be a delay on the middle 60 acres of the property—Texas Instruments is leasing this portion back through 2016. This section will have some commercial and retail, The Lawn, but the majority of this property will be residential. Stafford’s zoning ordinances don’t allow for multi-family in this area, at this time. An ordinance amending the current zoning regulation will need to be requested. The completion date

for Phase 2 is mid to late 2017. After the presentation, members of all three Boards, asked questions and made suggestions. Councilman Willis thanked Street Level for thinking of the trees and would like to see a grocery store. Councilman Woolridge requested a big-box store. Councilman Mathew does not want light industrial. Gwen Goodwin spoke about traffic concerns and connectivity. Mayor Protem Guerra wants more information about the infrastructure and water drainage. Mayor Scarcella said, "The Legacy of Stafford potentially offers the city an outstanding opportunity to transform a large manufacturing facility into a game altering multi-use endeavor which can greatly embellish the dynamics of the city."

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Center area. The BMW was next spotted at the 2M’s DriveIn in far west Rosenberg on Highway US 90A just blocks away from the interchange with Highway 36 North. Before he could get his burger, while still waiting at the walkup window, Ryan Walton was surrounded by a collection of law enforcement officers on

a pair of outstanding murder warrants. Just shortly after noon on Saturday, May 31, the latest Fort Bend Familicide suspect was in custody. Ryan Walton remains in the Fort Bend County Jail facing two counts of murder. This case, while the latest, follows in the footprint of others in the greater Fort Bend Community. In December of 2003, a young Sugar Land man plotted to slaughter his family

at their affluent neighborhood home but was only successful in taking the lives of his mother, and little brother. The attempt on his father’s life failed and that story has been played out in a book on forgiveness. Today, this convicted killer sits on Texas' Death Row. More recently, in a case that is still working through the justice system, another young man is awaiting his future after slaughtering his parents in the

gated community of Weston Lakes. That double homicide played out both in the yard and over the phone while that alleged killer son beat his parents to death with a hammer. He was caught by responding law enforcement. In all three cases the sons were from affluent families with every imaginable opportunity, yet they took the lives of those whom were closest to them and loved them most.

Sugar Land native joins the Texas 4000 Club 4000 CLUB, continued from page 1

70-day, well-charted map, with riders biking one of three routes: Sierra, Rockies, or Ozarks; sharing hope, knowledge and charity along the way. The application process is almost as strenuous as the bike ride. It’s not solely based on strength. “What matters is your reason.” Jawaid Ali, Sugar Land native and University of Texas senior, says it was the fourth

try that was the charm for him. “I did not express my passion enough during the interviews.” Distant relatives and friends of friends had battled cancer, some winning, some losing, but it wasn’t until his close friend, Raheel Momin, was diagnosed with peripheral T cell lymphoma, Jawaid was hit hard. “One day he was fine, and one day he wasn’t.” Sadly Raheel lost his battle. With a renewed sense of passion, Jawaid applied

again. He practiced with mock interviews. He articulated his thoughts. He expressed his feelings. And this time he was asked to join. Texas 4000 requires a lot from their volunteers. Each student must raise $4,500 and ride 1,500 training miles with their team, volunteer more than 50 hours in the community, and play an active role in planning within the team. Jawaid will begin training this fall and ride to Alaska in the

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were told by a nearby business operator that the vehicle had been in the ditch for a long period of time. Uncomfortable with the circumstances, Sayers removed his gun belt and went into the ditch to check the car while Crowell began directing traffic,” said Tyksinski. “Upon Sayers' examination of the vehicle, he found the driver of the vehicle trapped and barely able to breath, with just his face, mouth, and nose above the waterline,” explained Tyksinski. Sayers scrambled to get help hollering for Crowell to get the Katy

Fire Department and the Harris County sheriff’s Office to the scene. Sayers immediately returned to the water and submerge himself so he could cut the seatbelt to free the man trapped behind the wheel in the rising water. Katy Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Kenneth Redding stated "It is my belief that Lt. Sayers truly saved this patient's life from the rising water or shifting vehicle which would have ultimately resulted in a drowning victim." Both Sayers and Crowell remained on the scene until the patient was transported to the hospital while Harris

County Sheriff’s Office investigated the accident. The only information available on the driver of the car was that he was taken to a Houston hospital. Lieutenant Sayers has served Fort Bend residents under the direction of Constable Rob Cook's Office since November 2011 and Deputy Crowell since January 2013. Once the two deputy constables were no longer needed, they got back on the road and headed back to Brazos County. That day, the road home may have been longer was but sure was a little brighter.

summer of 2015. “The greatest part is getting to hear the cancer fighting stories.” If you would like to assist Jawaid Ali on his quest to fight cancer, please go to: www.t4k2015.com/donate/ jawaid. Or if you’d like to learn more about Texas 4000 go to: www.texas4000.org. Each rider dedicates their ride to those who have been touched by cancer. Jawaid is riding for: Roshar Ali, Sasin Maknojia, Akil Momin, Beverly Carter, Raheel Momin, and Hanif Maknojia. If you would like to discuss how cancer has affected your life, Jawaid is open to contact at: jjali88@gmail.

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was set to vote on the Elackatt nomination, Wyatt and Smith stepped away from the table. "I can't abstain so I have to be away from the table", Wyatt told Owen. Elackatt was then approved by the four remaining councilmembers. He becomes the first Asian-American to

serve as Missouri City's Mayor Pro Tem. Elackatt was elected to the Missouri City Council in 2009. "Now you guys know why I wanted to rotate Mayor Pro Tems", Owen said after the vote. Owen has unsuccessfully lobbied for the position to be rotated among councilmembers. During a public comment portion of the council meeting,

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Sienna Plantation resident, Yolanda Larson, read a Facebook message she had received from Wyatt and asked the councilmembers to consider it prior to the vote. 'You can't vote in Missouri City and you pay no Missouri City property taxes. Yet you can't drive home without using some of Missouri City's services that you don't pay for. Please tell us why you hate a city you don't live in? You hate us so much that you would use your own money to campaign against the bond election. That's some serious hating', Larson read. Larson then asked the council to consider Wyatt's words "and ask how those comments might reflect on the residents of Missouri City as well as the Missouri City Council". The councilmembers were not allowed to comment on Larson's statement but in the past Wyatt has criticized the "Missouri City Concerns" Facebook page where Larson is a frequent contributor. Wyatt first served as Mayor Pro Team from May 2009 to May 2010 and was elected for the post again in 2011.

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QUAIL VALLEY GLENN LAKES – Custom home on the Quail Valley Golf Course w/Huge renovations. Over $70k in upgrades & updates. HVAC’s, water heaters, Granite counter tops in Kitchen & all Baths, Wood style laminate flooring & large tile flooring through out. New kitchen cabinets, hardware, SS.appliances, double oven, faucets, glass & stone accent tiles, wet bar w/wine refrigerator, recessed lighting.High vaulted ceiling in huge Living area.Spectacular wooded park like backyard w/entertainment size deck & balcony. Must see! $260,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3406DE)

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RIVERPARK WEST – Fantastic 1 Story Perry Home. Eye-Catching front elevation with Brick & Stone Accent! Great Open-Concept Floor Plan - Perfect for Entertaining! Kitchen Features Rich Granite CounterTops & Gleaming SS Appliances. Family Room is Accented by a Gas Log Fireplace with Cultured Stone Surround with Mantle & Hearth. This room also has 18’’ Tile Flooring ‘’on the diagonal’’ and a Wall of Windows overlooking the Lush Landscaped Back Yard! Located Close to area Shopping & Dining, Hurry Don’t Miss This One! $269,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM22002RC)

BRIDGEWATER / COMMONWEALTH – Gorgeous Perry Home & View! Located on a Cul-de-Sac street, close to elem. school, Area Park & Pool/Splash Pad. Grand entrance w/ext. 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 & several patio areas. Gourmet kitchen w/granite counter tops. Recent paint(2010), Roof (2009)w/ridge vents, Hardiplank Siding. Alarm Sys. Sprinkler Sys. Great Location! $399,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4906MA)

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SUTTON PARK – Stunning 2 Story Home in Desired Commonwealth! Frt Elevation w/Double Door Entry & Wrought Iron Faux Balcony above Porch. Grand Entry w/Curving Staircase. New/Fresh(1/14)Carpet & Paint. Open Concept Floor Plan. Beautiful Rich Hand-Scraped Hardwoods in all Formals. Formal Living Rm w/Double French Door Entry & a wall of Built-In Shelves. Kitchen w/Granite Countertops & Lg Center Island. Updated Master Bath & Secondary Baths. Game Rm Up. 2’’ Blinds. Backs to Wooded Park & Playground. A Must See! $499,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4418HE)

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D SOL BRIDGEWATER/COMMONWEALTH – Fabulous 1 Story in Desired Bridgewater on Large Culde-Sac Lot! Great Floor Plan. Features include: Double Paned, Double hung windows, Aquatex water softener & whole house water filter system, recent HVAC system (2010), recent hot water heater (2012), some interior rooms with recent paint/carpet, root barrier for foundation protection (2013), 3 car garage with a 10ft. extension & air compressor plus much more! Great area amenities & exemplary schools. Hurry, this one won’t last! $399,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4915AB)

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BRIDGEWATER / COMMONWEALTH – Gorgeous Highly Sought After 1 Story in Desired Commonwealth. Corner/Cul-deSac lot with Greenbelt & Water View. Open Kitchen Concept Floor Plan. New Exterior Paint (1/2014). Updated Master Bath. Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops. A Must See! $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM4523DV)

MEADOW LAKES – Fantastic 1 Story Perry Home. Eye-Catching front elevation with Brick & Stone Accent! Great Open-Concept Floor Plan - Perfect for Entertaining! Kitchen Features Rich Granite CounterTops & Gleaming SS Appliances. Family Room is Accented by a Gas Log Fireplace with Cultured Stone Surround with Mantle & Hearth. This room also has 18’’ Tile Flooring ‘’on the diagonal’’ and a Wall of Windows overlooking the Lush Landscaped Back Yard! Located Close to area Shopping & Dining, Hurry Don’t Miss This One! $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1411MB)

BRIDGELAND – Knock-out gorgeous David Weekley 1-story w/huge covered patio overlooking Lg. sculpted pool w/walk in edge, rock water fall, flagstone edging & lush landscaping. This flrplan is very flexible - Formal Liv. w/French doors could be home office. Gameroom/media room between the 2 secondary bedrooms could be a 4th bdrm. Lg. Den w/open kitchen concept. 5’’ handscraped hardwood floors & 16’/13’ tile laid on Diagonal throughout hm. Double paned windows, Alarm & Sprkler & Water Softener sys. MUCH MORE!! $345,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM19011RC)

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RIVERSTONE - A spectacular stucco & stone Westport designed home offers private study; island kitchen w/granite & SS appliances; 1st flr owner’s retreat+ 2nd bedrm down; game rm; theater rm; pool/spa; summer kitchen; much more! Zoned to excellent schools. 5 bedrms/5.1 ba/3A $1,125,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4CA)

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TELFAIR - Classic Designed 2-Story Home offers Both Formal + Family; Island Kitchen w/ Granite; Wood & Travertine Tile Flrs; Game + Theater Rm; Gentleman’s Library; Putting Green w/6 Holes; Bocce Ct; Salt-Water Pool/ Spa.5/4.1/3A $975,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (7514TA)

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

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SALE PENDING SALE PENDING CRESCENTS ON THE GREEN - If you want it all, here it is! Really too many features to list, must see! Custom built in gated area of 1st Colony on Sweetwater CC golf course. Call for your appointment today! MLS# 71918213 $675,000. (33FH)

COVINGTON WOODS - Neat & clean 4 BR home with recent carpet & paint. Hardiplank siding, double pane windows, roof w/ radiant barrier. One bedroom w/full bath down can be master bedroom. There are 3 good size bedrooms & large bath upstairs. Home has formal living & dining rooms plus family room that overlooks large backyard. Nearby neighborhood pool and playground make this a great family home. MLS# 12786556 $179,900. (1202BA)

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7807 RAVENS PT. Long Meadow Farms 4/3.5/3: Gorgeous home on cul-desac. Kitchen w/ Corian counters & SS appl. Wendy Mottern $299,000

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Looking for that almost new home? Look no further! Fantastic four bedroom home in wonderful condition! This living area is larger than most homes twice this size,and has a nice corner fireplace to warm it! Spacious island kitchen with beautiful cabinets also opens to family room making this home great for entertaining! Large formal dining room-Split plan for privacy-master suite includes separate shower,garden tub double sinks and fabulous walk in closet! Covered patio, and sprinkler. Convenient to 59! $169,900 (1818EL)

This is the one you have been waiting for! From the hardwood floors throughout most of the house,and beautiful tile, to the unbelievable backyard! One story, four bedroom, high ceilings, kitchen opens to family room,split plan,formal dining, corner fireplace, and stainless appliances. A/C replaced as well as roof. Master has separate tub and tile shower along with large walk in closet! Large covered patio, and HUGE backyard, almost 14,000 Sq.feet! FABULOUS! You even have your own smokehouse and storage unit! $159,900 (3130RA)

This home is ‘’show stopper’’!! One look, and you are sold! Village Builders! Stone on exterior,tile entry,stainless appliances and granite countertops in kitchen and guest bath. Kitchen is open to living area making this a great home for entertaining or just spending time with the family while preparing dinner! Surround sound, crown molding, extended patio, and large backyard with no rear neighbors! Fourth bedroom could also be study! Sprinkler System, larger backyard! This home is truly magnificent! $269,900 (26414ME)

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Beautiful 4/ 3 ½ /3 in Lake Olympia. Pool, spa & cabana, updated stainless appliances, including double ovens, convection cooktop; granite counters, wood floors, double crown molding, great master with sitting area & updated bath including travertine shower surround; private study/office; replaced a/c’s & water heaters, roof. Close to Lake Olympia Pkwy & the Marina. Over 3600 sf per tax rolls, $309,900. (4611KH)

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

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Beautifully Updated! Fabulous hand-scraped wood floors throughout downstairs! Totally re-modeled kitchen includes granite countertops, new cabinets with self closing drawers, upgraded stainless appliances,wine cooler, hidden outlets, undermount lighting,and more! Breakfast bar opens to family room! Half bath down with new vanity and sink! Large master down, gameroom plus 3 nice bedrooms and 2 full baths up !Exterior freshly painted, Detached garage with 5 ft extension on side and back! $324,900 (3229BW)

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Nice 4/2/2 short sale close to Lantern Lane elementary. Formals plus tiled & paneled den. Recent roof. $110,000. (1838MU)

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LAKE OLYMPIA - Open floor plan w/both formals, family room down, all 3 bedrooms & gameroom up. Just a short walk to the elementary school, this would be a perfect starter home! Recent A/C, roof; Laminate wood flooring, updated lighting fixtures, and more. $175,000 MLS #81176753 (4331KI)

LAKE OLYMPIA - Wonderful 5 bedroom home in gated community!! Open floor plan makes great use of every sq. inch! 5 big bedrooms, PLUS gameroom, PLUS dining, PLUS sun room!! HUGE island kitchen, wood or tile flooring thruout downstairs. New carpet up. Lovingly maintained by original owner. 3 car garage $334,000 MLS # 36144084 (4123CE)

Scholarship winners are: • Annie Chang, Clements High School – Chevron Corporation Scholarship • Ashley Chen, Clements High School – Chevron Corporation Scholarship • Michelle Lu, Austin High School – Fluor Scholarship • Sarth Raj, Austin High School – BP Foundation, Inc. Scholarship • Jenny Ren, Austin High School – Fluor Scholarship • William Wang, Clements

This year was a busy year for the Texas A&M  University Fort Bend Aggie Moms' Club.  They were able to raise $29,000 for 31 student scholarships and 17 Texas A&M student organizations through participating at the Texas A&M Aggie Moms' Parents' Weekend Boutique, by having tamale and poinsettia fund raisers, and by selling their annual Scholarship Raffle tickets.   The Fort Bend Aggie Moms' Club currently has over 100 members that join together to support all Fort Bend County students who attend Texas A&M University in College Station and Galveston Texas.  For more information, please visit us at fortbendmoms. aggienetwork.com.

Front row - left to right - Jennifer Eaves, Kayla Blankenship  Amanda Haney, Victoria Rigsby;  2nd Row - left to right -Elizabeth Woodruff, Katrina Godbee, Kelli Valdez, Ciara Jasso, Corryn Mills, Taylor Chambers. 3rd Row - left to right - Taylor Hood, James Garcia,Trevor Schnupp, Jacob Goodpasture, Brian Walther, Kristin Cooper, Marilyn Clark. Not pictured - Matthew Bolen, Alyssa Edgar, Christopher Edgar, Caleb Ellis, Aaron Griffin, Justin Griffin, Erin Kaufman, Elizabeth Kellogg, Alexandra Krogel, Jessica Landru, Sarah Landry, Kyle Messerole, and Cullen Nauck.

High School – Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. Scholarship • Miranda Zhou, Clements High School – FMC Corporation Scholarship The scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the

Fort Bend Aggie Moms Club gives out 31 scholarships

Ellen Caldwell. Her topic will be Dress for Success. She is an amazing expert on fashion and how to dress your best. Guests are always welcome. Please RSVP to the Chapter web site at www.abwafortbend. org.

Eclipse 01G Black 2014 STATE CHAMPS

Eclipse 01G Black (Under 13 girls) won the South Texas State Championships over the Memorial Day weekend.  This group of talented and hard-working girls now moves on to the US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Championships to be played in Baton Rouge, LA in the next few weeks. Pictured: Sitting Gabby Lara, Allie Schlom, Nicole Chezes, Lilly Cordover; Standing (L-R) Kylie Kilfoy, Celeste Ruiz, Claudia Swofford, Katherine Lazor, Lauren Hermosa, Alyssa Zamora, Tatum Condrey, Anna Kate Coker, Olivia LambFORT BEND din, Misha Salahshoor, Narally Morales, Desiree Velazquez.  The DRIVING SCHOOL Serving the students of Team is Coached by Steve “WilFort Bend for over 25 years lie” Williams, Greg Condrey and Greg Kilfoy. FortBendDrivingSchool.com

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company serves or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage. Most of the awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can us their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice. Funding for these National Merit Scholarships is provided by corporate organizations that represent nearly all sectors of American industry. Sponsors from the business community have underwritten awards offered in all 59 competitions, expending or committing more than $700 million to support the intellectual development of the nation’s scholastically talented youth.

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently released the names of the first group of winners in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Seven Fort Bend ISD students are among the approximate 1,000 distinguished high school seniors who won corporate-sponsored National Merit awards financed by more than 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations.

ABWA Ft. Bend Chapter meeting will be held Thursday, June 5, at Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land. Networking and vendor tables are 5:15 p.m. and dinner is 6 p.m. Their guest speaker will be

WEST FONDREN PLACE 3 bedroom short sale in Houston close to Almeda/Almeda-Genoa. Needs appliances & ac but great floor plan, master down, gameroom up. $114,900. (12010FO)

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Sugar Land Garden Club awards scholarships

Eleven students received scholarships from Exchange Club of Quail Valley

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The Exchange Club of Quail Valley is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 college scholarship awards. Awards totaled $35,000 and included Seniors from Dulles, Elkins, Hightower, Marshall, Ridge Point and Willowridge. Following a tearful presentation by Scholarship Chairman, George Adams, each of the 11 award winners gave brief remarks about the brightness of their futures and thanked various family members, counselors and other mentors for helping them achieve success as high school students, and for the opportunity to attend college. Pictured l-r: Alexandra Garcia, Aaron Plair, Duana Jones, Natasha Mollaei, Imanni Harris, Dana Harper, Caitlynne Henry, Alma Martinez, Kari Hunter, Christina White and Jemario Thomas. THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS

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The Sugar Land Garden Club is pleased to announce their scholarship winners for 2014. Rene Bhattacharga is the recipient of the scholarship at Stephen F. Austin University.  Rene is majoring in Horticulture with an emphasis on landscape design.  Overcoming a rare ear disease resulting in complete deafness, she is an active student who volunteers with Dream Builders who work with Habitat for Humanity, and with the international student organization Cru.  Her goals are to further her studies, earn a graduate degree, and work for a landscape architecture firm.  She hopes to do some humanitarian work in the U.S. and abroad in building a better environment.

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Bethany Kenney has been horticultural students are a spring garden tour. awarded the scholarship at supported by two fundraisers: a For further information, see A&M University.   Bethany is fall festival and plant sale and www.sugarlandgardenclub.org. majoring in Horticulture with a study emphasis in floral design and event planning. She is a member of the Student Events Planners Association which helps plan and set up for events around the cities of Bryan and College Station throughout the year.  This summer she will be going on a study abroad trip to Italy with the Horticulture department.  She is excited to learn about the international horticulture business and to be able to experience other cultures and join their community. Sugar Land Garden Cub is a Rene Bhattacharga Bethany Kenney 150+ member organization that supports a variety of state-wide and community horticultural projects. The projects as well as two scholarships to graduate

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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 102 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY, THE SAME BEING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE, BY GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT TO AMIT GOVIN AND THE PARTNERS OF EVERWOOD HOSPITALITY TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A FOUR STORY HOTEL ON A 2.2 ACRE TRACT OF LAND ON FOUNTAIN DRIVE BEING ALL OF UNRESTRICTED RESERVE “H-A”, BLOCK ONE OF THE FOUNTAINS SECTION ONE, SECOND REPLAT OF UNRESTRICTED RESERVE “H” FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT No. 20070220 OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT RECORDS, BEING IN THE THOMAS J. NICHOLS SURVEY, ABSTRACT No. 296, CITY OF STAFFORD, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY IN ZONING DISTRICT MIXED USE-1, AND FURTHER IDENTIFIED AS BEING LOCATED ON FOUNTAIN LAKE DRIVE; PROVIDING REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIS SPECIFIC USE PERMIT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION HEREOF; AND FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE IS PASSED WAS OPEN AS REQUIRED BY LAW. Passed, approved and adopted the 21 day of May, 2014.

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Missouri City Community Garden open house set for Saturday, June 7 Missouri City’s first Community Garden will have an Open House on Saturday, June 7 from 9 to 11am. The garden, managed through a partnership between Aetna, Men for Change and Missouri City Parks & Recreation, is located at Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd. Visitors to the open house will be able to view over 20

beds of vegetables and herbs and learn about the organic garden, which is experiencing its first harvest now. The Community Garden is always looking for volunteers and other support. For more information on the Open House or to sign up to volunteer, call 281-896-3757 or visit Men for Change’s Facebook page.

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Library to host ‘Magic & Illusions” for school age children In conjunction with the Summer Reading Club for children at Fort Bend County Libraries, the Youth Services department at the First Colony Branch Library will host magician Ted Schwank for a special event for school-age children in grades 1-5. “Magic & Illusions” will take place on Tuesday, June 10, beginning at 1:30 and 2:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located 2121 Austin Parkway.

Children in grades 1-5 only are invited to attend this high-energy, fast-paced magic show with music, live animals, illusions, and stage magic! Watch in amazement as Schwank makes things appear, disappear, reappear, multiply, change colors, and fly through the air. The program is presented with the generous support of the Friends of the First Colony Branch Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the

Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the First Colony Branch Library. Seating is extremely limited for the school-age programs, and a free hand-stamp, available one hour before the shows, is required. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2800.

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Lunch and Learn Fort Bend Chamber to hold this event Wed., June 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Bend Chamber, 445 Commerce Green Blvd. Glenn Smith, The Growth Coach, presenting “How to grow your Business using Digital Marketing. For more info: juliette@fortbendcc.org. Family Law Workshop Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) Family Law Workshop welcomes lowincome residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions and is an open forum. Veterans who are low-income residents of Fort Bend County are especially invited to attend. Please bring to the workshop any prior court orders or documents. Call 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify for this service, or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@FortBendLawyersCARE.org. The workshop will be held from on June 4, 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond.

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Friends on NRA The Ft. Bend Friends of NRA to hold banquet Thursday, June 5, 6 p.m., Stafford Centre, on Murphy Road. Tickets may be purchased at door. or www.friendssofnra.org or all 281-543-1667. Tickets $40, table for 8 $400.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

Bargain Book Sale Join the First Colony Friends of the Library on Saturday, June 7, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for their bargain book sale, First Colony Library, 2121 Austin Parkway. Donations of good condition books, CDs, & DVDs are accepted during the sale or any time the library is open. Income tax receipts are available. Proceeds from the sale benefit the library and its programs. Water conservation worksop City of Richmond Street Dept. to hold this residential landscape water conservation workshop Sat., June 7, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 109 8th Street, Richmond, (corner of Preston & 8th). For more info cal Brandy at 281342-3034 or Brandy.Rader@ag.tamu.edu. Garden Talk: “Native Plants” Saturday, June 7: Garden Talk: “Native Plants” presented by Fort Bend Master Gardeners at 10 am in the Native Garden. The Demonstration Gardens are open to visitors from 9-11 am with Master Gardeners available to answer gardening questions. Join us at Agriculture Center, 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg. Call 281-341-7068 or visit HYPERLINK “http:// www.fbmg.com/” http://www.fbmg.com/ for more information.

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Richmond State of the City This event will be held Friday, 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore, speaker. For more info or to sponsor call Leigh Ann 281-342-5464 or ldawson@CFBCA.org.

Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com. RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL MAID SERVICE • Carpet Cleaning • Equipment & Supplies Provided • Insured & Bonded • Affordable & Reliable

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Snap & Stroll Photography Walk Central Fort Bend Chamber inaugural Snap & Stroll will be held in Historic Downtown Rosenberg, presented by BAC Photography and Design, June 21, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. For tickets call 281-342-5464 or ldawson@cfbca.org. $40 per person. Free legal aid Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC)offers free legal aid at Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, Parish Hall to lowincome Fort Bend residents with civil legal questions, Sat., June 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Veterans who are low-income Fort Bend County residents are especially encouraged to attend this legal aid event. Call FBLC at 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify for this service, or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@FortBendLawyersCARE.org.

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Advanced Quickbooks lunch & learn Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce to hold this seminar Wed., July 9, 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber, 445 Commerce Green, Sugar Land. Tips, tricks, and troubleshooting will be offered at this seminar. $25 members, $35 non-members. Register online at www.FortBendChamber.com, or call Juliette 281-556-2161 for reservations.

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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. The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North Are you a stay at home mom? They would love to have you join their group. Playgroups, socials, mom’s night out, book clubs, and many more fun things planned! Any age children are welcome, or just come yourself if your children are in school. For more info, email momsclub_sln@ yahoo.com. Registration now open Sienna Panthers Lacrosse Registration for Spring Season (2014) is now open. Accepting boys from 1st grade to 12th grade! For more information and to register online, go to fbpantherslax.org. New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713-222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

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Senior Veterans honored on May 23 Friday, May 23, the Houston Museum of Natural Science hosted an event honoring senior Veterans. The program included a premier screening of the Wortham Theatre movie D-DAY, Normandy 3D, a welcome keynote by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

and a breakfast buffet for all attending.  Local community organizers, Diana Miller for Sugar Land and Sy Retsky for Missouri City arranged for two busloads of senior veterans and their guests to attend the free event.  District 26 State Rep. Rick Miller sponsored one

of the chartered buses which provided our local veterans free transportation. The veterans were so moved by the event and the movie that one return trip busload of veterans broke out into a spontaneous rendition of "God Bless America" and “My Country Tis of Thee.”

FCST SynchroStars shine with success at state meet The First Colony SynchroStars competed in their Regional meet the weekend of April 26-27 in San Antonio, Texas.  They had tremendous success with 12 athletes qualifying for Age Group Nationals.  This is a total of 9 routines and is an all time high for the FCST SynchroStars.  The SynchroStars also had the most athletes from any team awarded the "Flexibility Award." Nationals will be held in Federal Way, Washington June 27-July 5 and they will be competing against amazing synchronized swimmers from all around the United States.   SynchroStars also had two athletes, Hannah Chiu and Elizabeth Oh, qualify for the

Shown are the SynchroStars at the State meet in San Antonio. US Open Championships. Along with this success, two swimmers, Abby Remmers and Elizabeth Oh have been invited to attend the National Team Training Camp in Riverside, CA in July along with 17 other athletes in the United States.

Winners named in 2014 Fort Bend ISD Bilingual Spelling Bee Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Fort Bend ISD Bilingual Spelling Competition! Winning this year’s event were: David Armijo of Ridgegate Elementary School, 1st place; Gloria Perez of Armstrong Elementary School, 2nd place; A trip, by senior Veterans, to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in observance of Memorial Day, was well attended and most enjoyable.

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Michael Ewing named new Fort Bend ISD Director, At-Risk Programs FORT BEND ISD - Michael Ewing was named as the Director of At-Risk Programs for Fort Bend ISD at the May 19 Regular Board Meeting.  Most recently, Ewing served as the Director of Federal and State Programs for Stafford MSD.  Prior to that role, he was a Special Education Coor-

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dinator at Fort Bend ISD and an ARD Facilitator in Alief ISD.  “Michael has worked extensively with special education and special programs both in Fort Bend ISD and Stafford MSD,” said Dr. Christie Whitbeck, Deputy Superintendent. “We are confident that his skills in collaboration and organization will help us grow our systems necessary for responding to the needs of our At Risk children. He is a welcome addition to the team.” Ewing received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Texas Southern University and his Master of Education in Administration from Prairie View A&M University.

qualified after being named winners of their campus bilingual spelling bees. “We appreciate all the parents, teachers, principals, assistant principals and District administrators who attended the event to support our student spellers,” said Rosario Iglesias, Bilingual/ESL Facilitator.

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Pictured (front row, from left) are contest winners David Armijo, 1st place; Gloria Perez, 2nd place; Pedro Villatoro, 3rd place; and (back row) Irma Cobos, Director of Special Programs; Patricia Sanchez, ELL Lead Coordinator; and Rosario Iglesias, Bilingual/ESL Facilitator.

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and Pedro Villatoro of Mission West Elementary School, 3rd place. They competed against approximately 27 other students representing 15 FBISD elementary campuses. Students competing at the District event

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Sugar Land Middle School (SLMS) health classes competed in the 2013-2014 “Teens in the Driver Seat” (TDS) Cup contest and placed 3rd in the state in the Junior High School division. The contest is sponsored by State Farm and awards TDS Program schools for spreading the message about safe driving and saving lives.

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Join Hope for Three, autism advocates, as we pull out the lawn chairs and share in the joys of the Sugar Land Town Center Giving Spirits Concert, June 6, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Town Square. Along with spending an evening of music and fellowship, Hope for Three will provide an informational table filled with information as well as opportunities to get involve and be the difference. The event is free and all are invited. Pictured left to right are Hope for Three Volunteers, Samantha Noronha and Faye James. One in 50 school-aged children is diagnosed with autism and a child is diagnosed every 11 minutes. For more information Hope for Three, the Family Resource Program, Circle of Hope, Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, visit www.hopeforthree.org or call 1-800317-0787. Hope for Three Providing Help, Creating Hope.


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