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Fort Bend ISD weighing $1.3M calculator purchase By Betsy Dolan
A new Texas Education Association mandate has Fort Bend ISD considering spending $1.3 million on almost 10,000 calculators for Algebra I students. The new "calculator policy", sent by TEA commissioner Michael Williams back in February, calls on Texas school districts to ensure that eighth graders have a hand-held graphing calculator for the STAAR Algebra I test. 4,000 eighth graders will take the STAAR Algebra 1 A growing body of research has proven that environmental factors such as artwork can shift the experience of a assessment next year. The stressful and fearful healthcare visit by reducing anxiety, the need for pain medication and one’s blood pressure. For more information, please contact Cindy Reaves; email@example.com or 281.633.3169. Shown in the photo left to right are: Cindy Reaves - AccessHealth; Marchita Priest - The Art League of Fort Bend; and Diana Miller - The Art League of Fort Bend. See related article on page 3
STAAR is considered "high stakes" for eighth graders because passage is mandatory in order to move on to high school. In addition, 5,900 high school students will take Algebra I in an end-of-course exam next year. Existing policy states that students must also have a graphing calculator for EOC exams. In a workshop with the Board of Trustees on June 2, Curriculum Executive Director Ginger Carrabine said the calculator issue is a direct result of revisions made to the state math curriculum, or TEKS, back in 2012 by the State Board
of Education. Those changes begin to take affect during the 2014-15 school year. "The new TEKS in grades 6 through 8 have increased emphasis on algebra readiness and that is why the TEA is saying every child needs a special graphing calculator", said Carrabine. After conducting an inventory, the district discovered that only two Fort Bend ISD middle school campuses had enough calculators to meet the testing requirement. FBISD, continued on page 5
County on 3rd year of health Mayor Scarcella heads to DC care transformation waiver in support of Passenger Rail This letter states that At the June 4th City Council Stafford City meeting, after a mid-year, state of Council will the city address by Councilman authorize their Willis, Mayor Scarcella presented full “support Council with a letter addressed to for this most METRO of Houston in support Leonard Scarcella needed of passenger rail on US 90A. The passenger rail.” Mayor spoke of a meeting the The proposed passenger rail prior week with Congressman route would run on 90A from Al Green, Congressman John downtown Houston to Present Culberson, Mayor Allen Owen Street, which is the dividing and “10 distinguished civil line between Missouri City and leaders who are all very much Stafford. However, METRO has interested in the 90A project.” other plans for the funds and their By Karen Daniels
future transit. Congressman Al Green and Congressman John Culberson, according to Mayor Scarcella, are both in support of the 90A project, though normally these two Congressmen who are from “opposite poles, (are now) advocating the same thing.” Congressman Culberson is the US Representative of Texas’s 7th district. He is also a member of the House Appropriations Committee which is responsible SCARCELLA, continued on page 5
A do-over for Missouri City's Mayor Pro Tem election By Betsy Dolan Missouri City Councilman Jerry Wyatt said it best. "It was a mistake but it was done with good intentions". Turns out that Councilman Robin Elackatt was not elected Mayor Pro Tem on May 19 because Councilman Chris Preston, who was one of four to vote for Elackatt, had not been officially sworn in. At the start of the May 19
Ya ain’t from around here… By LeaAnne Klentzman
There was this pair of b r o t h e r s visiting Sweet City; they came CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK for a party at a co-worker’s home. As the party grew all manner of strangers began to show up. Imagine the visitor’s surprise when the “locals” began to inquire just why they were there. Umm, you know the drill, Hey, you ain’t from around here…what you do’n here?
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meeting, it appeared as though Preston had been sworn in by Councilwoman Yolanda Ford but she was not authorized to administer the oath of office because she is not a public notary. The mistake was not caught until the morning of May 20. Preston was then sworn in by City Secretary Maria Gonzalez.
Because Preston's vote for Elackatt was not valid and Elackatt needed four votes to become Mayor Pro Tem, his election will be taken up at the next meeting on June 16. On June 2, the city council did ratify all actions taken at the May 19 ELECTION, continued on page 5
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Fort Bend County, more regularly associated with mobility projects and other county infrastructure, is continuing its participation in a 1115 Waiver Program going on its third of a five year effort. In a recent workshop before Commissioners Court, Health and Human Services Director M. desVignes-Kendrick, M.D. presented an overview of the program with highlights of focus areas in behavior health and primary care. This has involved local collaboration with four hospitals in the area - Houston Methodist Sugar Land, Memorial Hermann, St. Luke’s Sugar Land and OakBend Medical Center – and many more partners including Access Health, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texana Center, Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Mental Health America Fort Bend and others. The waiver program was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, with Texas as a participant. It allows for the expansion of Medicaid managed care,
providing incentive payments for health care improvements and directing more funding to hospitals that serve large numbers of uninsured patients. Commissioners were told that one of the biggest projects locally is the one for crisis invention, which includes Fort Bend Sheriff’s Officer training. Extending the program past 2016 is considered to be beneficial as this is considered
to be a program with minimal taxpayer investment as long as the federal government keeps it alive. Access Health Executive Director Carol Edwards extended appreciation to commissioners citing a notable example relating to the program’s impact. A patient of Access Health made 25 trips to the OakBend emergency room on Fort Bend County COUNTY, continued on page 5
A website for the “Mrs. Kravitz” in us all By LeaAnne Klentzman
Frequently we complain about our “government” withholding information and making it hard to gather. Well, you are not going to believe this, but Fort Bend County is sharing, they are sharing public information with the public! Here is how it goes. Fort Bend County now makes available what they call Active Emergency Calls. So, like “Mrs. Kravitz”, the nosey neighbor lady in the Bewitched comedy of yesteryear, you too can have
the neighborhood 411. In order to find the site, an inquiring mind would visit: www. fortbendcountytx.gov. Once on the County’s website, visit the Sheriff’s Office link. In the middle of the Sheriff’s page, one with an inquiring mind can find the link for Active Emergency Calls. Click on that link. Bingo! There you are, viewing what emergency calls they are sharing and some idea of where that ambulance that just passed your WEBSTIE, continued on page 5
Pct. 3 constables recognized for heroic efforts
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay up to a $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved in home invasion-type Aggravated Robbery. Sunday evening, May 25, 2014, shortly after 6:30 pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home invasion robbery in the 15100 block of Kingsbridge Way in Kingsbridge subdivision in northeast Fort Bend County.
When officers arrived on the scene they learned that two Hispanic looking men forced their way into the home wielding guns. Once the pair had gained entry, a third man joined them. The female victim told officers that as the men forced their way into the home she was hit in the head with a gun and fell to the floor. ALERT, continued on page 5
Jail; a dangerous place By LeaAnne Klentzman
Almost a month after an assault in the jail an inmate still suffers from his injuries. According sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, “On May 9, 2014, an inmate was collecting food trays from
other inmates’ cells. When he approached one cell in particular, the inmate inside attacked him, punching him repeatedly in the head and neck.” Haenel went on to explain that the inmates were separated by guards but one JAIL, continued on page 5
In Commissioners Court on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Lt. Shawn Sayers and Deputy Phil Crowell were honored for their commitment to protect and serve the public. Commissioner Meyers presented each of them with a proclamation recognizing their quick thinking and fast action to rescue a trapped driver nearly submerged under water in a ditch along the Katy Hockley Cut off Road, on May 27. Commissioner Andy Meyers and Fort Bend County Commissioners Court commended the two law officers for their heroic action in saving a life. .Pictured from left to right: Precinct 3 Constable Rob Cook, Deputy Constable Phill Crowell, Lt. Shawn Sayers and Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers.
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A Healing Environment in Healthcare - Fort Bend Art League and AccessHealth Collaborate made a difference to both our patients and staff.” The event will be held on June 26, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at AccessHealth’s Richmond location, 400 Austin Street. The Art League of Fort Bend County, founded in 1957 is a multifaceted, nonprofit visual arts organization that operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The Art League seeks to stimulate and encourage artists of all ages and levels by operating a gallery that offers its members many opportunities, including juried shows, other chances for exhibition and educational possibilities. AccessHealth is a nonprofit community health center dedicated to excellence in providing integrated health care services to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves. For more information, please contact Cindy Reaves; firstname.lastname@example.org or 281.633.3169.
Congratulations to MatchBook! 2014 Reading Competition winners Fort Bend ISD congratulates the elementary and middle school teams that were named winners of the District's first MatchBook! 2014 reading competition. The competition, sponsored by FBISD's Library Media Services Department, is based on the reading incentive program that promotes a culture of reading among students on campus and encourages students to be lifelong readers. The contest welcomed nine elementary teams in a competition held in April and nine middle school teams in a competition in May. Prior to the competition, students were required to read books from a pre-selected list. During the competition, they were asked to identify the book title that matched a quote read by the contest official. Schools with the winning MatchBook! 2014 teams are: Middle Schools • Baines – 1st place • First Colony – 2nd place • Dulles – 3rd place (after winning a tie-breaker with Bowie) Elementary Schools • Cornerstone – 1st place • Lakeview – 2nd place • Colony Meadows – 3rd place Library Media Services thanks student teams from the following schools for also competing in the contest: Bowie, Crockett, Fort Settlement, Lake Olympia, Sartartia and Sugar Land Middle Schools; and Burton, Glover, Highlands, Oyster Creek, Quail Valley and
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A growing body of research has proven that environmental factors such as artwork can shift the experience of a stressful and fearful healthcare visit by reducing anxiety, the need for pain medication and one’s blood pressure. In an effort to provide a healing environment in healthcare, two area nonprofits are collaborating as over 18 different artists from the Fort Bend Art League area display over 50 works of art in the AccessHealth Richmond health center. Dr. Julius Danziger, physician turned artist, has donated a piece to the center which will be displayed along with the others. “We are excited about this show and the collaboration with AccessHealth once again,” said Marchita Priest of The Art League of Fort Bend. AccessHealth CEO, Carol Edwards states, “We are anticipating the new pieces that will be displayed, the artwork is quite intriguing and over time it has become evident that it has
So now that is as clear as mud in your eye, here is an idea on who might, just might be interested…a 30+ Sugar Land police officer , a former replacement judge that served as a fill in County Court at Law Judge, a female Sugar Land attorney, and a Montgomery County prosecutor and sometimes Fort Bend DWI Guru. While those are not necessarily all the candidates, they are the ones at the head of the pack. Godspeed Judge Jim, but we need ya here! The trials and tribulations over at MCPD … Well, they say no one has left or been dismissed for false reports. That is the official word; however, something is not passing the scratch and sniff test. We are receiving allegations of false police reports, over and over. Unfortunately, our inquiries either go unanswered or the poor low-man-on-the-totempole gets stuck with returning our phone calls. So, we just keep digging. Finally when the exact right question is asked, well, then there is an investigation, and they can’t comment. We’ll wait. And to give credit where credit is due, Assistant Police Chief Jimmerson did call, it was right at deadline but he did call. He said some of the information we had was bad
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in Jim’s place until someone is officially elected, she will Up for grabs – There not appear on the November is more gyrating going on 2016 ballot for that race, the than in an Elvis movie! Just Republican precinct chairs slight weeks ago Fort Bend for that particular precinct County lost a long time public (4) will appoint someone to servant; Justice of the Peace replace Jim on the November Jim Richard. He was laid to ballot. SO…those gyrating rest and shortly thereafter for the Republican slot on the his wife Laura Richard was November 2016 ballot will sworn in as his replacement. be decided by the 28 Precinct Well, here’s the twist! You see, 4 Republican chairs on May although Ms. Richard is serving 16th Republican party meeting. By LeaAnne Klentzman
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HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am - 6:00pm Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA "A Place To Call Home" - www.hbctx.org METHODIST CHURCH
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am the hub - 11:00am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am www.cumcsl.org
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Traditional Worship: 8:00am and 10:30am Contemporary Worship: 9:15am Sunday School all ages: 9:15am and 10:30am www.fumcmc.org
SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org CHURCH OF CHRIST
MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org
missouricitygreen.org. Kroger and Lowe's in Missouri City are providing sponsorship for this event. Texas Green Giant of Stafford will be the official vendor. Missouri City Green is the city’s Keep Texas Beautiful affiliate and a non-profit organization that seeks to foster and encourage local residents to take responsibility in the community through recycling, planting native trees and plants and other earth-friendly activities. For questions or more information, email info@ missouricitygreen.org.
Over 15,000 pounds of electronics were collected and kept out of the landfill at Missouri City Green's E-Recycling event in January.
Career Planning outweighs recess at Austin Parkway Elementary School
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focused on career planning recently as they took part in their school’s newlyrevamped Career Day event. Rather than have speakers visit each classroom as they have done in the past, the students signed up to attend four sessions focusing on their career choices. More than 40 adult speakers visited the campus to provide students with details about
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121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am www.facebook.com/freedomchurchintl Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger
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encouraged the students to work hard in school and to be prepared to overcome obstacles they may face. “This was an exciting event for everyone involved,” said Donna Whisonant, principal at Austin Parkway Elementary. “We appreciate the speakers and our event coordinator, Counselor Mary Prine, for investing their time and efforts toward our students’ futures.”
Missouri City Branch Library's children's programs summer schedule
Pictured (from left) are: student Ebin John, Dr. Charles Dupre, Fort Bend County Libraries’ FBISD Superintendent of Schools; Missouri City Branch Library, student Alexia Hampson, and 1530 Texas Parkway, presents Donna Whisonant, Principal. a variety of free children’s programs -- Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night FORT BEND Time, and School-Age DRIVING SCHOOL Story Programs -- every month. Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years These programs are free and open to the public. The summer FortBendDrivingSchool.com schedule for June is as follows: Toddler Time -- Tuesdays at 10:15 am -- offers caregiver/ child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Program dates are June 10, 17, and 24. Pre-school children, 3 to 6 years of age, will enjoy Story Time, where they hear stories, watch movies, and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 10:15 am each Thursday, and at 10:30 am each Saturday. Program dates are June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, and 28. Pajama Night Story Time -- Mondays at 7:00 pm -- gives families an evening option for PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH the activities presented during SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 the daytime. Program dates are June 9, 16, 23, and 30. 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 “Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe,” Missions & Muffins: 9:00 am a bilingual Story Time for Worship Service: 10:00 am Spanish-speaking families, www.southminpres.org normally takes place on the 1st FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND • 281-240-3195 and 3rd Wednesday of every month, beginning at 7:00 pm. 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Families with children of all Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am ages will hear stories in Spanish Sunday School for All Ages 9:30am and English, and will enjoy a variety of other activities such Pastor's Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 pm as songs, crafts, and movies. LUTHERAN CHURCH Program date is June 18 ONLY NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611 this month. The School-Age Programs 1424 FM 1092 Rd., Missouri City, 77459 -- crafts, movies, stories, and Worship w/Holy Communion: 8:00 & 10:30 am more for school-aged children Education hour for all ages: 9:15am in 1st through 5th grades – take place every Thursday, www.newhopelc.org beginning at 2:00 pm, in the summer. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729
800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship
their careers and educational experiences. Among them were veterinarians, Homeland Security personnel, doctors, photographers, entrepreneurs, marine scientists and a stay-at-home mom. Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent of Schools, was also present to help motivate and inspire students to become all they can be in life. He
The June schedule is as follows: • June 12 – Wild About Texas • June 19 – Wacky Science • June 26 – Aladdin Marionette Show The Teen/Young Adult Programs, which begin at 2.00 pm on Tuesdays during the summer, are designed for youth
in grades 6 through 8 only. The June schedule is as follows: • June 10 – Weird Science • June 17 – Shrinky Dinks • June 24 – Candy Sushi For more information, please call the branch library at 281238-2100.
Prayer List Darren Glynn-Civilian Contractor Staff Sgt. Jarrod Wayman-USMC Sgt. Simon Gutierrez-USMC Pvt. Marques Roberson-U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Seiter-U.S. Army Mike Carroll-1st Lieutenant, USMC Dan Carroll-1st Lieutenant, USMC Henry Blassingame-Contractor SPC Christopher Kimrey-U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon-USMC Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo-U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Fox-U.S. Army Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado-USMC Airman Oscar Mejorado II-USAF Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado-USN Capt. Richard Carrell-USAF Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams-USMC Sgt. Holly K. Williams - USMC Maj. William J. Stoesser-U.S. Army Airman Caleb J. Powell-USAF Cpl. Erick Tijerina-USMC LCDR James D. Shaw-U.S. Navy TSgt. Daniel Vargas-USAF LCpl. Jeffrey B. Brock-USMC FC2 Penny McGaughy-U.S. Navy LCpl. Raymond Padilla-Jr., USMC LCpl. Robert Originales-Jr., USMC PFC Patrick Fege-U.S. Army Corporal Jonathon Ross-USMC Capt. Clay Bland-U.S. Army Capt. Hunter Bland-U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Gomez-USMC PFC Eli Harrington-USMC LCpl. “Trey” L. Chapa III-USMC Lt. Col. Bentley Nettles-U.S. Army Cpl. Jose R. Zepeda-USMC Jerry Zepeda-Civilian Contractor FR Brad Lindsey-U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Taylor-U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Pereira-USMC LCpl. Kevin Canada-USMC SPC Donald McPaul-U.S. Army SSgt. Percy Engineer-U.S. Army LCpl. Douglas R. Johnson-USMC Sgt. Jerome Estrada - USMC SSgt. Joseph Crow-USAF DaNetra D. Pittman-Civilian Conractor Airman Shannon Fleming-U.S. Navy Corporal Jake Crocker-USMC Corporal Armando Olivares-USMC Corporal Jonathan McCoy-USMC Sgt. Cory Wolston-U.S. Army
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Missouri City, Juneteenth Celebration Foundation announce 2014 events and celebrations The Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (MCJCF), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization now in its 12th year, recently announced this year’s week-long line-up of Texas-Sized family related Juneteenth events and activities. The foundation, the largest of its kind in the nation, has planned a series of community events and activities from June 12-21, most of which are free and open to the general public. Thousands of attendees and participants are again expected to join in the citywide celebration of Juneteenth in Missouri City. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston with news
that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. The foundation’s planned events and activities are set to occur beginning June 16 through the 21, with most events free and open to the general public. Thousands of attendees and participants are again expected to join in the citywide celebration of Juneteenth in Missouri City. VIP Kick-Off Reception Missouri city will hold the invitation-only Juneteenth Kickoff Reception on June 12th from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom at the City Centre at Quail Valley. Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament The annual MCJC scholarship Golf Tournament will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 16 at the Quail Valley Golf Club. Participants will enjoy a day of golf, including prizes, awards
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schools, bands, dance teams and Missouri City businesses will make their way through the city for a fun evening parade. Battle of the Bands The popular Battle of the Bands will immediately follow the parade at Thurgood Marshall High School in the Athletic Stadium. For more information on the Juneteenth celebration and to find
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Join the festivities at this year's Juneteenth celebration. and exciting and competitive fun. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. For more information call (281) 816-6441. The participation fee for this event is $100. Annual Community Service Awards Gala Join residents, stakeholders, supporters and staff in the Magnolia Ballroom at the City Centre at Quail Valley on Thursday, June 19th from 7-9:30 p.m. as area volunteers and leaders are recognized for their hard work and dedication to the Missouri City community. The participation fee for this event is $100.
2nd Annual Family Night Out Family night out will take place at Hunters Glen Park at 4 p.m. on June 20. The free family event will include booths and activities set up by local organizations and City Staff. Families will enjoy the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” as this year’s free outdoor movie at dusk; the event will end at 10 p.m. “Mile of Smiles” Parade At 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, the Mile of Smiles parade will begin at Texas Parkway and Court Road and will end at Buffalo Run at Fondren. Area
County on 3rd year of health care transformation waiver Health Insurance Program. In December 2011, the Centers ambulances, she said. “This is a for Medicare and Medicaid patient we’re intervening with on Services approved Texas for care management with multiple a Section 1115 Waiver, which needs and this may be the best allowed services in the state with way to save money for the county Medicaid and Medicare funds as well as for the hospital to get that would otherwise conflict people into the right part of care.” with provisions of the Social Under the Medicaid Program, Security Act. This expands waivers were created for Medicaid managed programs states to test new or existing and establishes federal funding ways to deliver and pay for pools to help providers cover health care services. The 1115 the costs of uncompensated Waiver Program is one of care and promote health system four primary types of waivers transformation. The waiver and demonstration projects is in effect through the end of financing and delivering September 2016. Medicaid and the Children’s COUNTY, continued from page 1
Fort Bend ISD weighing $1.3M calculator purchase “We’re going to be sitting there trying to convince the Sharing calculators isn’t community to pass a bond, Shown are members of the band. a viable option, say district and here we are spending officials, because rules dictate $1.3 million on calculators”, Loving Friends will meet dinner and entertainment is $17 that schools administer the Rosenthal said. for dinner and entertainment dollars inclusive. Reservations STAAR test on the same day Trustee Jenny Bailey agreed, on Tuesday, June 17 at the are necessary and can be made at the same time. The TEA also comparing the calculators to Sweetwater Country Club by calling (281) 261-4043. says that students must learn on the district’s failed iAchieve located at 4800 Palm Royale Loving Friends is not a grief the same type of calculator they program. Blvd., Sugar Land. The very support group, but a social group, will use on the test. “Tying these (calculators) popular Southern Syle Blue who meet monthly for dinner, “We did consider asking to eighth grade math scores is Grass Band, well known in entertainment and fellowship at parents and students to purchase iAchieve all over again. If the Houston and surrounding the Sweetwater Country Club their own calculators but to commissioner is mandating this, counties, will entertain Loving as members move on with their ensure equity and access it was we should wait for our TEA Friends. lives after losing a spouse. determined that we must provide allowance in the fall and then The band's music styles For more information on the calculators to the students”, revisit it”, Bailey said. vary from traditional blue Loving Friends, please call (281) Carrabine said. Chief Information Officer, grass, progressive blue grass, 261-4043 or (281) 208-3124. Trustee Dave Rosenthal Long Pham, stated that the 6,100 gospel and country blue grass. New members are always called the $1.3 million price tag ipads purchased for the iAchieve Registration starts at 5 p.m. and greeted with a warm welcome. “excessive”. program are currently being FBISD, continued from page 1
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Figuring that discretion is the better part of valor, the visiting brothers left the party; only, to be jumped in the street next to their car. Police responded, and while they were investigating, a local party participant stumbled from the house to confront one of those visiting brothers…in front of police. Well, “Mr. Trip the Street Fanatic” was warned by police to go back inside. But NO! He was
having none of that! He had things to say and some orders of his own to share with those pesky police people - none of which included following their instructions. Yep, they bagged and tagged that local for public intoxication – and to add insult to injury, those pesky cops found dope on him as they were booking him into their jail. Just so ya know, Sweet City police are not discriminating, they will haul you off to jail - even if you are from around here.
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to hospitals since the original incident and currently requires inmate’s injuries were so protective housing in the medical severe he had to be taken for facilities in the jail by on-site emergency medical attention. The medical staff. The perpetrator injured inmate was transported is facing an Aggravated Assault by ambulance to Oak Bend charge. Medical Center then taken by air Also in May, an inmate died ambulance to Memorial Hermann from injuries sustained from a Downtown for treatment of hanging that occurred in the jail. a head injury. The injured No other official information was inmate has been back and forth available on this incident. JAIL, continued from page 1
out how to volunteer or become more involved in this year’s exciting celebration, visit www. mcjcf.org or call 281.816.6441. For information about future City events, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx. gov, like us on Facebook—fb/ MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter—@MissouriCityTX, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast).
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used in four middle schools and 10 elementary schools. The district did investigate whether apps or ipads could be used in place of calculators, but ultimately ruled against it. “If we don’t provide calculators, we could have a testing irregularity imposed on us by the TEA”, said Carradine. “We’re not looking at these calculators as a magic bullet in any way. It’s something we have to provide to our students so they can reach their fullest potential”. The district is targeting the Texas Instruments Nspire calculator, which would also be used by sixth and seventh graders in every middle school.
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Mayor Scarcella heads to DC in support of Passenger Rail with discussion beginning on the floor of the House on Monday, June 9, in Washington DC with for funding the federal Secretary of Transportation, government. METRO’s current Anthony Foxx. Mayor Scarcella passenger rail plans are for will be in attendance for this Richmond Avenue in Houston. meeting. Additionally, there According to Mayor Scarcella, will be a request that provisions Congressman Culberson has for any funding set aside for been clear about not wanting this Richmond Avenue, be reproject on Richmond Avenue, designated for 90A. but “doesn’t want to be put into a Councilman Willis asked when position of saying, I cost Houston this money would be available. millions of dollars.” The Mayor explained that even This will be up for a vote in the though Congressman Culberson U.S. House of Representatives is on the appropriations SCARCELLA, continued from page 1
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corner is headed. To be honest, thus far, it appears that only calls related to an ambulance run are being listed but it is a start and quite handy for all the “Mrs. Kravitz” types. Yet most importantly, it is the sharing of information to the public that is paid for by the public. Also on this website an inquiring mind can gather an assorted collection of the day to four-door silver or gray pickup day operations of the criminal ALERT, continued from page 1 truck.” justice system. For example, Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel The victim was treated at a an inquiring mind might want said, “The suspects demanded Sugar Land hospital for her head to inquire into the guest list of money, but the woman said she injury. the Hoosegow, or maybe where didn’t have any in the home.” Crime Stoppers is offering to find one’s lost livestock, as The home was ransacked while a reward up to $5,000 for well as how to visit an inmate one of the intruders held the information that leads to the or fund their commissary. Oh, woman at gunpoint. They fled arrest and prosecution of the for those who have never had to the scene in what the victim men involved in this home post bail… Well, this site puts described as a gray pickup. invasion and assault. things like that, and paying childHaenel said, “Surveillance All calls to Crime Stoppers support right at your fingertips. cameras show what appears are anonymous. (281) 342-TIPS Whoda ever dreamed? to be a late-model Chevrolet (8477).
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A plethora of information is available on the Fort Bend County website all across the board. However, don’t say you were not warned… once that inquiring mind begins to wander into the abyss of public records… hours pass before you realize it. “Mrs. Kravitz” would be proud.
committee, “he has to have the support of the administration in order to make the appropriations committee receptive” to this project. Councilman Mathew made the motion to sign the drafted letter and have the Mayor attend this meeting in Washington. The motion passed unanimously.
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meeting except for the Mayor Pro Tem issue. "All the right intentions were in the place but the results didn't turn out that way seeing as how the items he voted on were done when he wasn't a councilmember", Wyatt said about Preston.
The Mayor Pro Tem election was somewhat heated. When Mayor Allen Owen asked for nominations for Mayor Pro Tem, Floyd Emery nominated Elackatt and Ford seconded the motion. Then current Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Wyatt nominated Councilman Don Smith. 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. Moments before the council was set to vote on the Elackatt nomination, Wyatt and Smith stepped away from the table and didn't vote. Owen also declined to vote.
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Upcoming youth cooking camps begin in June Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Fort Bend County will offer 2 cooking camps this summer. “Pantry2Plate” is for kids 8 – 12 years old. Pantry2Plate is scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 17, 18 and 19, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm each day. “Pantry2Plate” teaches basic cooking skills, healthy eating and physical activity. One of the highlights planned for this year’s camp is Taco Day where participants will prepare and enjoy a variety of tacos. The camp will be held at the Extension Office at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg. The cost is $30
per participant. Teen Chef Camp is for teens 13 – 16 years old and is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24 and 25 from 9:30 am – 2 pm each day. Teen chefs will prepare a tasty meal each day and will learn about nutrition. One of the highlights planned for this year’s camp is Kitchen Chemistry – where the kitchen will be incorporated into science. The camp will be held at the Extension Office at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg. The cost is $35 per participant. For more information on either camp or to register contact Jacque Gerke at 281342-3034.
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The Sugar Land Animal Shelter has temporarily reduced cat adoption fees from $90 to $20. The shelter is currently housing 16 cats and 76 kittens. The reduced fees are valid through July 13 and include vaccinations, spaying or neutering and a microchip with lifetime registration. All animals come with a
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Skeeters sign infielder Taylor Harbin The Sugar Land Skeeters have announced that the club has signed minor league infielder Taylor Harbin as the newest member of its 2014 roster. The announcement was made by Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti. Harbin, 28, joins the Skeeters after playing 14 games for the New Orleans Zephyrs earlier this season, hitting .133 (6x45) with one home run and four RBI. Prior to his stint with New Orleans, the Carolina native spent seven seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization (2007-13), most-recently with Triple A Reno in 2013. In 117 games with the Aces, the infielder collected a .231 (84x364) average as the club’s primary second baseman. In
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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital breaks ground on new patient tower Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital celebrated the official groundbreaking for its new six-story patient tower in May. The new tower – part of a $131 million expansion effort under way at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – will add 104 beds, primarily for intensive care and medical/ surgical patients, and will provide space for future growth as needed. Once the new tower joins the Main and Sweetwater Pavilions on campus, the hospital’s total capacity will reach 347 beds. “Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital continues to grow to meet the needs of the community,” says CEO Chris Siebenaler. “Our investment in new facilities, like our new patient tower, enables us to continue to expand our service offerings and provide the
latest and most sophisticated procedures right here in Fort Bend.” The new tower should be open for patients in the Spring of 2016. The patient tower is just one of five major projects
Emergency Care Center to serve residents of Missouri City. The relocation of the Heart Center will free up existing space to renovate and double the size of the hospital’s Birthing Center to support the growing maternity and newborn needs of our community. “Our expansion effort was undertaken following an extensive strategic review to determine what the community’s medical needs were today, as well as what they will be in the next 10 to 20 years,” said Siebenaler. To learn more about Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, please visit houstonmethodist. org/sugarland, and visit our Facebook page at FB.com/ methodistsugarland for Houston Methodist Sugar Land Team breaks ground on new six-story the latest news, events and patient tower. information.
Oakland Elementary School students and staff are enjoying a new playground pavilion thanks to the generous donations and efforts of school supporters. The new structure was funded with donations from the Waterside Estates Community Association, Fort Bend County Mud District No. 118, Oakland Elementary's Physical Education Department and the school's PTO. The school hosted a dedication ceremony in April to reveal the new playground pavilion. More than 1,100 students joined school administrators and staff, as well as former principal Barbie Herrington, in gathering to give thanks to those responsible for the structure. Fifth-grade Student Council members Gavin Allen
and Avery Smith opened the ceremony giving thanks to the special guests. The school choir sang a special song written by music teacher, Tory Randle, with assistance from fourth and fifth-grade choir members; and Principal Lori Hoeffken presented special guests with plaques in appreciation of their contributions. Following the dedication ceremony, guests enjoyed a reception organized by counselor Tonichia Jackson. Shown during the ribbon cutting ceremony are (from left) Jason Kirby, Fort Bend County Mud District No. 118; students Avery Smith and Gavin Allen; Romain Barski, President of the Waterside Estates Community Association; Wendy Perry, former Oakland PTO Board Member; and (back) Lori Hoeffken, Oakland Elementary School Principal.
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CITY OF STAFFORD REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION PLAN The City of Stafford is requesting statements of qualifications and proposals for an Employee Classification Plan. Detailed specifications and instructions are available at City of Stafford, City Hall or by contacting Karen Austin at 281-261-3910. Proposals should be sealed and marked “Qualifications and Proposals – Employee Classification Plan” and delivered to the City Secretary of the City of Stafford, 2610 S. Main, Stafford, TX 77477 before 4:00 P.M. (Local Time), July 16, 2014. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the City Council meeting on July 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 S Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Proposals received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Faxed applications will not be accepted. After the Salary Committee completes its evaluation, it will make a recommendation to City Council. City Council is expected to determine the most highly qualified provider and authorize the execution of an engagement letter at the regular City Council meeting scheduled for August 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted and to request additional information.
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Oakland student turns classroom lesson into charitable event Teachers often wonder how students will respond to classroom lessons and whether they will apply the skills and information they receive to their personal lives. So when Oakland Elementary School second-grade teacher Janet Lavong learned that her student Carson Padilla turned a classroom lesson into a charitable event, she was thrilled!
Lavong presented a study unit on homeless and charitable deeds to her class, and unbeknownst to her, the unit made a big impression on Padilla, who decided to make his “Changers Group” a reality. His charity of choice was the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides shelter and support to families of hospitalized children. With the help of his parents and residents of Waterside Estates, Padilla raised $1,200 from the
sale of Rainbow Loom bracelets that he made and sold at his neighborhood's annual garage sale. An area businessman matched Padilla's amount by $1,000, making the total amount Padilla donated to the Ronald McDonald House, $2,200. “My husband and I are thankful that Miss Lavong helped Carson Padilla is shown with a representa- tap into his charitable side and see tive from the Ronald McDonald that he can help make a difference House Charities. in the world,” said Kerry Padilla.
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Hightower High School’s Digital Media Academy to host summer camp for students entering grades 5-8 Hightower High School’s Digital Media Academy will host its second annual Digital Media Academy Summer Camp for students entering grades 5-8 who are interested in film and video, graphic design, 3D animation, web design, broadcast journalism and photography. Participants will complete activities in digital storytelling, stop motion video, Photoshop, photography and news cast production. They will also learn more about the Digital Media
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MC Leadership luncheon series Missouri City presents this event Thursday, June 12, 11:30 a.m., City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City. Commissioner Grady Prestage guest speaker. Topic will be community development & growth. $15 per person. includes lunch. Contact Stacy Walker at 281-403-8530 or email@example.com for more info or reservations.
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2014 State of Higher Education Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will hold this panel discussion addressing issues, accomplishments, and future higher education in Fort Bend featuring HCC, TSTC, UofH Sugar Land, WCJC, Friday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sweetwater Country Club, 4100 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Corporate table for 8 $400; members $30; non-members, $40. Call Fort Bend Chamber for more info or to register at 281-491-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Conversations in Leadership Conversations in Leadership The Fort Bend Chamber Young Professionals presents this event Wed., June 16, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Quail Valley City Centre, 2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City. Mayors of Fulshear, Richmond, Rosenberg, Allen Owen, Leonard Scarcella, & James Thompson. They will discuss leadership lessons learned. Call the Chamber at 281-491-0800 to register or more info.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
FCCA Turf & Tree Project Meeting In an effort to preserve the signature appearance, and insure the health and longevity of the trees in First Colony, a test site has been approved by First Colony Community Association (FCCA) for selective tree removals. The project is planned to begin in August of 2014. To provide details about the project, FCCA Horticultural Consultant, Dr. W. Todd Watson, PhD, BCMA, ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist, Consulting Arborist, Horticulturist, Plant Pathologist, and Adjunct Professor with Texas A&M University will speak at the up-coming meeting on Thursday, June 19. The meeting will be held at the St. Laurence Catholic Church Parish Hall located at 3100 Sweetwater Blvd (corner of Austin Parkway and Sweetwater Blvd.) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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 low-income 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 281-2390015 to pre-qualify for this service, or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@ FortBendLawyersCARE.org.
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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
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With a new showroom for Gallery Furniture in the making in Fort Bend alongside the Grand Parkway, the recent groundbreaking this month leads the way to its opening, planned for near the end of the year. Just last week on June 3, Jim “Mack” McIngvale, the store’s owner and no stranger to Fort Bend, stood in front of a mud and dirt site joined by his supportive family, employees, friends and significant others at The Market at Long Meadows Farm in Richmond. His classic, vocal intonation promising to “save you money” now seems to come with another verbal message – “practicing capitalism with a cause.” It’s something McIngvale said he will do in Fort Bend, “give back to the community,” a byproduct of making money. Back in December, McIngvale received a philanthropy award from former President George H.W. Bush for his service to the community, including funding programs in about 30 middle schools aimed at student academic achievement while avoiding gang association, drug use and other harmful behaviors. The new store, representing the third one in the Houston metro area and the largest one, will employ about 150. This will be the latest place in their business history after both McIngvale and his wife came from Dallas to Houston to open their first store in 1981 with what they had, $5,000. Behind where McIngvale stood on over 100 acres, there will be a 165,000 sq. ft. showroom with an indoor playground and a tree house for the children of those shopping, and even a full service restaurant “with Texas cuisine
from around the area,” said one of his two daughters, Laura McInvale Brown. Together with her husband she currently owns a steakhouse in Austin and will be opening the one locally. Speaking at the groundbreaking, Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Commissioner James Patterson said the area is in a county’s assistance district allowing it to collect a penny sales tax from the store’s sales for infrastructure development. Already the district’s collections have funded a turnaround under West Bellfort and the Grand Parkway, a U-turn under the Grand Parkway, and another lane on a feeder road for preventing traffic congestion, said Commissioner Patterson. Angelic bell sounds added to the festivities featuring the special appearance of the Brookwood Community hand bell choir. The organization’s disabled adults will have a presence at the new store where they will be selling their products.
Greater Fort Bend Economic Development President Jeff Wiley, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karri Schmidt, and Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson behold a chuck of Fort Bend at the recent Gallery Furniture groundbreaking. As the “ta-dah” of the ground breaking, a captivating airplane skywriter gracefully hovered in the Fort Bend skies over the construction site. His smoke message of a social media hashtag
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