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Volume XXXV • No. 43

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sugar Land to create red light camera task force

Pie in the Face

Petition to ban red light cameras found to be invalid

the city secretary on April 19 with 3,074 signatures. Van Der Admitting that a citizen Grinten had hoped the petition petition to ban the use of red light would ultimately put the issue to cameras was disqualified because a vote in November. of a technicality, the Sugar Land After a review, the City City Council has backed the determined that the petition creation of a citizen task force did not meet certain legal that will study the issue and make requirements and was a recommendation on whether invalidated. The information the program should continue. was presented at the June 4 city The petition, which was council meeting. spearheaded by H.F. Van Der Due to the number of Grinten, a long time opponent signatures on the petition, of the City's red light camera City Manager Allen Bogard Dulles Elementary students raised over $5,600 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The campaign was program, was submitted to recommended the creation of a organized by DE 5th grade teacher/Student Council co-sponsor Jennifer Gilbert who, along with Principal Tom Thompson and Student Council Co-sponsor Jack Paschall, took pies in the face from two students from each of the top winning classes for meeting the school donation goal. The check was presented by Student Council members Lilly Garfinkel, Avery Garza, Cree Dickerson, Mr. Paschall, Ryan Wakefield, Amara Moscetti, Lyndsay Segura, Ayat Rehman, Saif Marediya and Jeff Tevis to Ms. Stephanie Humphrey from the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. By Betsy Dolan

Marshall, Ford to square off in Missouri City run off election Sat., June 15 Early voting in the runoff election for the District A seat in Missouri City is underway. Incumbent councilman Bobby Marshall is facing urban planner and architectural designer Yolanda Ford. The runoff

PETITION, continued on page 8

Mayor Scarcella and council address fallen firefighters

Early voting underway

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7-10 member task force that will spend three months studying the effectiveness of red light cameras. "The task force will conduct an independent review of the red light camera program and recommend elimination, modification or to continue the program in its current form," Bogard said. Meanwhile, a disappointed Van Der Grinten issued a press release urging those that signed

election will be held on June 15. Ford and Marshall beat out Rodney Griffin in the May election but because neither candidate was able to obtain 50 percent of the vote, a run-off election was needed. The May 11 election had extremely low voter turnout with

just 3.72 percent of registered Fort Bend County voters coming out to the polls. In that election, Ford got 44% of the vote to Marshall's 39%. If elected, Ford, 39, who has a planning degree from MARSHALL, continued on page 8

Fish tale mullet now has a face

information officer Doug Adolph pistol wielding mullet demanded said the 58 year old man was the fisherman’s keys to his car Remember, it was just a couple fishing in a lake along the feeder parked nearby. of weeks ago when a man was road when he was approached by FISH, continued on page 8 robbed then taken hostage as he a black male with a pistol. The fished along the banks of a Sugar Land pond one Sunday morning. Traffic stop nets heroin traffickers The incident occurred at 11:19 a.m., in the 14100 block of the Assistant Police Chief Dallis By LeaAnne Klentzman Southwest Freeway. Warren, in the early morning At the time, Sugar Land public Rosenberg Police announced hours of Friday, June 2, about that they discovered and seized 1:35 am, Rosenberg Police 25 pounds of heroin on a routine officers pulled over a vehicle traffic stop. TRAFFIC STOP, on page 8 According to Rosenberg By LeaAnne Klentzman

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their honor. As you most At the June 5 Stafford City likely know by Council meeting, Mayor now, firefighter Leonard Scarcella took time Anne Sullivan to acknowledge his sincere trained and condolences for the "horrific volunteered event" that took place on May 31 Leonard Scarcella at Stafford's at the Southwestern Inn Motel. fire station Normally, the Mayor opens each #3 for over three years and had council meeting with a quick a "can-do attitude." You could story or update that somehow see the heartache on all of the relates to the City of Stafford, Councilmembers' faces as they unfortunately this opening nodded in agreement with the statement was tragic, but well Mayor's words. Assistant Fire deserving of the extended time he Chief Effrem Burns spoke at dedicated to the fallen heroes and the council meeting and said "what these men and women are that although "the last few days willing to do for our safety." A have been tough," and that moment of silence was taken in losing their long-time volunteer, By Karen Daniels

Anne Sullivan, "shook them to the core" he assured the Mayor, Council, and the City of Stafford that, "you can be proud of our group of volunteers because they are holding it together...and they are going to make it." He thanked everyone for their prayers. Stafford's Fire Chief, Larry DiCamillo, was also at that horrific fire, but fortunately escaped the building without injury. Chief DiCamillo spoke at the memorial held at Reliant Stadium for the firefighters and the funeral for Anne Sullivan. Councilman Cecil Willis spoke of the immediate support the FIREFIGHTER continued on page 8

R. Stahl Inc. moves its U.S. headquarters to Stafford By Karen Daniels

R. Stahl Inc, the world-wide manufacturer of explosionprotection equipment, may not have moved far--just from Houston--but after outgrowing their prior space, did their research on where to move. "We looked at all of the nearby counties and decided that Fort Bend looked like a good partner," said Craig

Yoss, Director of Marketing and Business Development. In addition to leasing 40,000 square feet in the business park on N. Promenade and Cash Rd, R. Stahl is anticipating a 50% growth, providing a need for up to 105 new jobs in many areas such as: clerical, management, assembly line, sales, shipping and receiving, and engineering. President and CEO of the Stafford location,

Jim Campbell, said he likes being in Stafford because "some of our customers are now our neighbors." Customers like National Oilwell Varco and Schlumberger. R. Stahl offers a three prong service for their customers: designing, building, and certifying, to meet the specific requirements needed for the particular region of the STAHL, continued on page 8

By LeaAnne Klentzman

So, you know that pesky neighbor, the one everyone has that is just CRIMINAL a pain in the OF THE WEEK tail feathers… well, over in northwest Harris County someone put in a call to 911 of shots fired and a blaze at an address in the neighborhood. Umm hum, they knew somethin’n twernt right over there. When the po-po arrived, they ran inside to try and save


Shown are employees of R. Stahl Inc.; Stafford City Council; and Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.

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Clements High School Cadet recognized for artistic & patriotic achievement Cadet Pearl Wang, a 10th grade student at Clements High School, has been recognized for her entry in the 2013 Patriotic Art Contest, sponsored by the Ladies

Auxiliary VFW of Texas. Her entry was judged and selected as a First Place Winner at the local level by members of the Ladies Auxiliary 4010 VFW of Stafford, Texas.

From there her work was sent on to the state competition where she received a 2nd Place in statewide judging. Mrs. Mortimer, President of the VFW Chapter in Stafford, was thrilled that an area student would have her artwork receive such recognition. The purpose of the competition is to have students depict their understanding of patriotism through their own creative illustrations. Pearl’s work was the result of her illustrative efforts in her

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Saturday afternoon art class. She has been a student in the MJAC Art Program at the First Colony Association Facility for five years, under the instruction of Mr. John Rodak. Her entry will be returned in late June, 2013, and will be on display at the Wells Fargo Branch Bank (Austin Parkway and Highway 6) in August, 2013, along with entries from two other MJAC students, Karen Diao and Sophia Huang (also students at Clements High School).

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Some’s Hot, Some’s Not! Jack and Carter Fredrickson, Bev's two grandsons

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DEATH BY AFRICAN VIOLET.....I had a bad time at my house this past week. First, a full liquid laundry soap container which contained about 2 gallons, fell off the dryer and spilled all over the utility room floor. Then my grandson opened the refrigerator and a glass jar of raspberry jam jumped out and broke on the floor. I didn’t fuss at him because I knew something else was working. The next day I opened the pantry and an entire full bottle of Kayro syrup fell out and busted on the floor. I have no idea why I had an unopened bottle of Kayro syrup in my pantry unless I was previously planning on making a boat load of pecan pies for Christmas and got tired and bought them. I maintain that Mr. Sam makes pecan pies much bet-

ter than I. In any event I strewed sticky syrup from my pantry to my sink, right in front of the refrigerator that I had already cleaned the day before.  Clearly something was happening in my house. I put my mind to it and after several hours of rumination, I think I know what is happening. Several years ago when my third husband and I were nearing the end of our failed marital experiment, I had started growing African violets. My grandmother was the type that if you gave her a goldfish, you could go back the next week and she would have several aquariums. The week after that, she would be breeding many types of fish and I would be helping her. Someone made the mistake of

giving her an African violet. The next day, she had 20 and had pulled me along in her enthusiasm. Long before marijuana “grow rooms� had become viable, I had set up my African violet “grow� room which consisted of steel shelving outfitted with fluorescent lighting. The violets had wicks in their pots and they sat on trays containing water and a fertilizer. I have no idea why I started growing them in such numbers. At one point in time, a friend and I rented a booth at the trade fair. We laid out the violets on our table and sold NOT ONE. We became very aggressive about selling them on the second day and decided if we could get buyers to hold them in their hands, they were sold.

Diversity Wall at Dulles MS contributes to “No Place for Hateâ€? designationÂ

Pictured in front of the Diversity Wall are (from left to right): Chris Hu, Dana Cox, Librarian; Nicole Dew, Vicky Smith, Counselor; Taylor Miller, Nick Falsone, Arielle Richards, Julie Mai, Greg Foulds, Assistant Principal; Sam Steinman-Friedman, Sylvia Salinas, Associate Principal; Anastasia Paul and Isioma Abili.


To help their school earn a “No Place for Hate� designation from the Anti-Defamation League of Houston this year, students at Dulles Middle School created a “Dulles Middle School: A Better Place� diversity wall. The wall features studentproduced artwork formed in a brick pattern that represents their answers to the question, “What’s one thing I can do to make my school a better place?� Some of the students’ responses were to stop bullying, spread peace, and make friends, not enemies.

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lived in? I couldn’t remember any typically mean thing I had done that week. I couldn’t remember any local politician I had picked on although heavens knows some probably needed it. No, if inanimate objects in my house were killing themselves rather than live with me, I had no idea what  meanness I may have perpetrated. Before I could deduce  the cause, the suicides quit and my house returned to its usual calm except when my grandsons were there. But it was a nice stroll down memory lane  even if it meant reliving my final, almost fatal, marriage. NO TYPING....Many of you have asked me how my voice to text is working out. It’s not working out at all because many of the words do not even resemble what I say. However, that may be due to my Texas accent and no amount of scrubbing will ever get rid of that.  For example, when someone calls in the middle of my writing I frequently find my telephone conversations in my column.  You’ve probably heard the adage,

“if these walls could talk.� Well, sometimes my columns can talk often about things I don’t want in there. Or sometimes when my texting goes crazy and every word in the sentence is wrong, I’ll let loose with a string  of cuss words. I try to catch them before I send it to the editor but my fear is sometimes they’re going to slip by editor Jean. That’s why I warn her every week. Maybe the program and I will eventually make friends and I’ll never  have to type again. But honestly I’ll have  to admit that getting used to the new  laptop is much harder than getting used to the speech to text program. B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar. com. Follow Bev on Twitter. Search for BevsBurner.


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VEHICLES ALLOWED? The two vehicles that you inquired about were damaged during a police vehicle pursuit that originated in Houston. Our Missouri City Police Department quickly notified the car owners and they were removed. This is a violation of our CITY Ordinances. LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER JOBS? Someone left this question on the HOTLINE and I was unable to contact them for additional information. The Golf Course does not have any volunteer positions available. WHO DO I CALL? It your curb side trash was “over looked� by the Garbage Company truck, and all of your neighbors’ trash was hauled off then you need to contact your trash company. After you read this, pick up

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Janet Alvarez, President, Glen Park HOA

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Jeff Gaspar, President, Colony Crossing HOA

Llarence Turner, President, Hunters Park HOA

Roger Morris, President, Fondren Park HOA

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Sugar Land Christian Women's Connection presents Margaret Johnson The Sugar Land Christian Women's Connection will meet on Friday, June 14 for their luncheon, 1:30 Margaret Johnson a.m. to 1 p.m., Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd.Sugar Land. The featured speaker will be Margaret Johnson, whose testimony will be How To

Receive The Ultimate Gift (the gift of peace and security). In addition, as a special feature, Jennifer Shortt will offer solutions on how to organize your home for carrying everything you need while on the go. The cost for the luncheon is $20 inclusive and reservations are necessary and can be made by calling (281) 980-9670 or via email at sw-hou-cwc-@ Complimentary valet parking is available.



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Event to be held at Constellation Field

The Star Spangled spectacular is almost here With America's birthday less than a month away, now is the time to secure free tickets to the City of Sugar Land's Star Spangled Spectacular at Constellation Field on July 4 from 6-10 p.m. The event is intended to provide a fan-friendly, family venue that incorporates a rich holiday tradition for the local community. Planned activities include a 3D laser fireworks show, appearances from Skeeters' mascots Swatson and Moe, dual entertainment stages in the outfield and much more. The stadium accommodates a capacity of 10,500 and provides a safe alternative to Oyster Creek Park that lacks adequate infrastructure to host what has become a large-scale community event. Constellation Field provides adequate parking, restroom facilities and multiple entry points, amongst other advantages. A festival site accommodating large-scale events like the city's annual Fourth of July celebration is one of several projects voters will consider as part of a bond election in November. The projects have been developed based on extensive public feedback that has identified a need for public spaces for parks, special events and festivals that enhance the quality of life in Sugar Land and make it an even better place to live, work, play and visit. Due to stadium capacity requirements, tickets will be required for admission.  Free tickets for the Star Spangled Celebration at Constellation Field are available on a firstcome, first-served basis. The general public may request six tickets per address by providing a Driver's license at Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, or Constellation





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Field, 1 Stadium Drive. No coolers or outside food will be allowed in the stadium; however, food and drinks will be available for purchase at concession stands. Free bottled water will be provided at booths throughout the concourse area. Families may bring blankets to spread along the outfield for an ideal view of entertainment while enjoying the largest Fourth of July picnic in town.

In addition to the stages in the outfield, there will be children's entertainment throughout the concourse area. The official ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. with the singing of the National Anthem by American Idol contestant Andrea Chase. Other performances will include a cirque cube artist, daring aerialists performing jaw-dropping displays and an acrobatic trampoline show

by Flippenout Productions. Participants will be provided 3D glasses for Sugar Land's first ever state-of-the-art laser and fireworks finale. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses interested in being a part of the event. For more information, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at (281) 275-2885 or visit

Kidz Camp returns to FUMC in Missouri City Kidz Camp is returning to the First United Methodist Church in Missouri City for a fourth year, providing the ideal environment for children 3 years through 6th grade to enjoy a day camp with a Christian-based curriculum which incorporates sports,

field trips and swimming for elementary aged campers. "Now in our fourth year, Kidz Camp is an integral part of our children's ministry at FUMCMC,” Cathy Temple, Director of Children’s Ministry at FUMCMC, said. “We offer a professionally trained staff

Sugar Creek Country Club hires new head golf professional Sugar Creek Country Club has announced the hiring of Bret Nutt as Head Golf Professional. Nutt will join Sugar Creek on June 18, said Gordon Wagner, General Manager and CEO of Sugar Creek Country Club. Bret started his career at Old Orchard Golf Club under the leadership of former Sugar Creek Country Club Professional Jack Montgomery. He then joined Jackie Burke’s staff at Champion’s Golf Club and most recently served as Head Professional at Redstone Golf Club for the last 10 years. “Exciting things are continuing to happen at Sugar

Tri City Business Alliance to hold fundraiser for Missouri City Police and Animal Control departments

Tri City Business Alliance will be holding a fund raising and silent auction event to raise necessary funds for the Missouri City Police department and Animal Shelter departments. The event will take place on June 29, from 10am to 2pm at the Red Oak Grill at 5011 Hwy 6 in Missouri City. In addition to the silent auction items, which include golf packages, romantic weekend getaways, massage packages, baseball tickets for the Astros and Skeeters, etc, there will also be the following services available to all attendees: • ProShred will provide on-site, secure paper shredding service for a small donation to the event. • Lake Olympia Animal Hospital will be tagging and vaccinating your pets • Missouri City Police Department will be providing safe fingerprinting records for your kids • Missouri City Fire Department will be doing demonstrations of fire extinguisher use and safety • Missouri City Animal Shelter will have information about their service. Tickets for the event are $5/per person and can be purchased at the event or can be purchased in advance by contacting David Hamner at 281-261-5007 or wdhamner@ Admission will provide you access to all the DJ entertainment, the services outlined above, access to bid on all the silent auction items and lunch provided by Red Oak Grill, Spring Creek BBQ, Raising Cane’s, Brookstreet BBQ, Frito Lay, HEB and Kroger. The Tri-City Business Alliance is a resource for people, businesses and community leaders to cultivate leadership, working relationships and philanthropy. Though our networking events, fundraising events and leadership training events we are building a strong foundation for our businesses and our communities.

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Creek as we move forward with our vision of A New Beginning. Bret’s extensive club experience, professionalism Bret Nutt and ties to Fort Bend County will be instrumental as we proceed with renovation plans,” said Wagner. Bret is one of the top players in the Southern Texas PGA having won several tournaments and twice qualifying for the Shell Houston Open. Of note this year was an invitation to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am with his father, Ollie Nutt, former President and CEO of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation.


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cartels that murdered more than 50,000. The Liberal finds no wrongdoing in publishing registered gun owners’ names after Sandy Hook, violating their privacy, but “Don’t you dare infringe on my privacy!” By Barbara J. Carlson the Liberal would scream if all abortions or generational welfare recipients were made public, that Are you Really a Liberal? would then be followed up with calling us all those nasty names. Have you ever asked the freedom and, well, just pure The Conservative values hard-hitting, intellectual and simple logic. The bigger a question: “Are you really a government, fiscal responsibility life equally, fighting for Liberal? And if so, do you dissipates, intrusion runs rampant our unborn, youth and our elderly, while the Liberal know why you are a Liberal?” and freedom chips away at inflicts eradication—some with After educating the middle-ofeach and every one of us. no issue even with after-birth the-road Liberal, they realize On the one hand, NY’s abortions—while attempting to that they have been given, well, Liberal mayor mandated take away our right to protect just really bad information. the size of one’s soda drink ourselves. What differentiates Washington should be but then outraged with what three months from three months a slam dunk no matter a welfare recipient can spend and two days in the womb or which side of the aisle one his “free money” on (like a 63-year-old compared to a sits on, as the oath of office no beer or lottery tickets). 70-year-old who is now “no is the same—swearing to Washington’s Liberals uphold our Constitution. argued the confiscation of guns longer worth keeping alive”? The Liberal doesn’t Cutting to a Conservative’s from law-abiding citizens while acknowledge our government’s core is about embracing they sold guns to the Mexican

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oysters, it all had no flavor. Not even the mildest of flavor. The items were not cooked to the specifications that were asked for, and it is questionable if the type of fish ordered was what was actually served. So for



Pier 36 Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar 1410 E. Hwy. 90A @ FM 359 Richmond, TX 77469 Cuisine: Fresh Gulf Seafood Price Range: $13.50 – $18.95 entrees Menu: Your usual seafood offerings. Appetizers of note are the baked oysters, seafood fondue, crawfish bisque, & shrimp empanadas. House Specialties offer catfish, tilapia, or red snapper served blackened, grilled or fried, with various toppings and combinations. Food: The food was fresh and served hot. The baked oysters were very tasty, baked with butter, fresh spinach, garlic and parmesan. The entrees were a different story. The grilled red snapper served with white wine

cream sauce had no flavor and looked more like tilapia. The grilled tuna was equally bland and still very raw in the middle. Service: On a moderately busy night, the wait staff was slow to come around and not very attentive. The waiter had to be reminded a couple of times about requested items. Although the food was hot when it came out, it was slow to be delivered to the table. Comments: This restaurant is removed from the hub of restaurants in the area. It is small, but busy and offers a nice variety of seafood. The menu does a good job of stimulating your taste buds for some very enticing dishes. And while the food was hot and fresh, with the exception of the baked

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unconstitutional intrusive searches and seizures, building an invasive database on us because “there is no content,” as Dianne Feinstein told us, or prematurely gathering DNA— until it impacts one of its own with the AP being harassed. A Conservative’s transparency is that the rules apply to us equally. We want everyone to prosper by honest, hard work while upholding the law. Redistribution—in Liberal lingo—is taking from the worker and giving it to the one who wants the free ride, destroying motivation and one’s potential. Everyone loses. Liberalism is counterproductive to freedom and in direct opposition to Conservatism and what America’s foundation is all about. For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ those reasons, this restaurant was a big disappointment. Overall Rating: 2 1/2 stars. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.


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Reader says there's enough public safety and officers in Sugar Land Dear Bev, I enjoyed your story detailing your traffic stop with Sugar Land’s PD. We have so many officers in Sugar Land because every time the city does a citizen survey about concerns, i.e. what is important, and what the city can do for the citizens, the number one answer is always “public safety”.  The city then uses this info as a mandate to hire more officers.  If the citizens would

just think about what they are doing. The only place to put more officers is on traffic stops (tickets).  How about asking the city for a water park, basketball courts, places for teens and pre teens to hang out, family friendly bike trails, fishing ponds, anything but public safety and more officers.  Public safety is not an issue in Sugar Land. Love your column and hope you will continue.   Linda Wolf

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SUGAR CREEK • Lovely remodeled home in Lakebend section of Sugar Creek across from the lake on corner lot. Wood floors, granite, tile, recent paint, carpet, & roof. Lake view from master w/large updated bath. 3rd car garage converted to extra room. Could be changed back. Appliances relaced. Arched doorways, great curb appeal. Close to 59 & shopping. Don’t miss this one! Ready to move in!! $369,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713898-3938.

QUAIL VALLEY • Darling 1 story recently updated on a cul-de-sac with a huge backyard! Room for a pool, fenced dog run. Lots of room to play. Paint, carpet, a/c, appliances all recent. Tile floors, split bedroom plan, wet bar, fireplace, built-ins. Don’t miss this one! Really really nice!! $110,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

PHEASANT CREEK • Really cute recently updated 1 story. Paint, carpet, tile, ceiling fans, laminate wood floors, a/c, dishwasher. Split bedroom plan, high ceilings, large living area with fireplace. Large master, double sinks. Don’t miss this one. Really nice!! $129,500. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

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

GREATWOOD • Beautifully Situated home on Corner Lot. Attractive elevation & Lush landscaping. Open floor plan w/two story Entry. Island Kitchen W/tastefully updated granite counters & stone backsplash. Brand new 30 year roof! Both formals. Master Bath features jetted tub and double vanities. His and Her Closets. Plantation Shutters, Private backyard. Walking distance to the exemplary elementary school. Excellent schools, minutes to HWY 59, HWY 99 and low taxes. Extra storage room built out upstairs. AT $219,900 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102

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









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Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, plus study, 1 story Perry home in Lakes of Savannah. Big den with fireplace attached to kitchen with breakfast bar & din-in area plus separate dining room. Lots of tile, Corian counters, huge master & closet, bath with jetted tub & separate shower. High ceilings & fans. Close to the pool, pocket parks, but quiet suburban setting! $153,500, over 2100 sf per builder.(5812WK)

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BARRINGTON PLACE • Gorgeous one story home on a quiet cul-de-sac totally updated with 4 bed 2 bath with new carpet/gas range/ fresh paint and new AC unit added 2012. A must see large and open floor plan. Covered patio. Walking distance to Eldridge park. $209,900 (2407CO)

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

CEDAR SPRINGS • The Bella Plan is our largest home w/stone accents & brick elevation. This home includes a spacious dining room, open family room, kitchen w/ breakfast bar, granite countertops, maple cabinets, & ceramic tile flooring. Great family home w/5 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths, & huge game room up. Master bedroom located on first floor. Gated community, Easy access to Beltway 8 & Hwy 59. Close to Bellaire Asian Business District. Convenient to Eldridge Energy Corridor & Westchase District.. $209,950 (8834WI)

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526 TASKWOOD DR. Canyon Gate at the Brazos 3/2/2: Single story home with new paint & carpet. Large family room with fireplace. Sharon Kaye $159,750

13804 COVE LANDING LN. Savannah Cove 4/2/2: Waterfront lot with amazing view from back patio. 1 story, energy efficient home. Debbie Ashley $199,900

3022 WOOD STORK LANE Sienna Plantation 5/4.5/3: Corner lot home w/stone & brick elevation. Gourmet kitchen w/ maple cabinets Nell Osborn $490,000

2210 SIGNAL HILL COURT Shadow Creek Ranch 5/3.5/3: Large bedrooms, game room, tall ceilings, formals, & den w/French doors. Mike Martin $327,500

2702 ASPEN West Oaks 4/2/2: Corner lot property priced to sell below CAD. Island kitchen & hardwoods. Mike Martin $155,000

REDUCED 55 OLD WOODS PASSAGE Sienna Plantation 4/3.5/3: One acre lot property. Formals, 2-story den, granite in kitchen, & balcony. Nell Osborn $600,000

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SIENNA - Wonderful 3/2/2 with HUGE PRIVATE back yard w/ wooden deck/arbor. Open floor plan w/ spacious family room, island kitchen. Formal dining. Lovingly maintained! $143,000. (3922TO)

WATERBROOK WEST - Near Sienna – 1.25 Acre lot. Cleared lot backing up to wooded area. Corner lot in acreage subdivision. Already fenced on 2 sides and has culvert and drive installed. $110,000. MLS # 93906446 (0RA)

QUAIL VALLEY - 2/2.5 Cottage home, short walk from Quail Valley City Centre/golf course. Updated/ remodeled w/ Granite kit. counters & SS appls., wood-laminate floor thru-out living areas & master. All bathrooms updated w. new cabinetry, counters, sinks, lighting, etc. Master bath completely remodeled - you’ll love the big tiled shower!! $139,000 (3011QV) • 713-416-0791 • email:








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


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Great Perry built home on cul-de-sac.5 bedroom,plus gameroom and study! 3 car garage! Fresh interior paint,granite in large island kitchen with many replaced fixtures and gas cooktop! Wood in living and dining! Large master suite down, with beautiful tile in bath-whirlpool and separate shower! HUGE closet! Fabulous gameroom up,room for pool table and much more! Four large bedrooms with two full baths up! Large study. Golf course community within walking distance to school, park, and GREAT pools! $384,900 (1627FR)


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

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GORGEOUS! Custom home in gated, golfcourse community! Has all the custom touches! Built 08’-Fabulous rock fireplace! Custom frame around int. doors really accent the higher ceilings! Large kitchen with granite opens to living area with beautiful built-ins! Lucious upgraded lam. wood floors.Upgraded fixtures throughout. Master with separate shower and whirlpool. Large gameroom upstairs-Spacious walk in floored attic. Guest bedrooms have 2 closets-Beautiful yard with sprinkler and French drains. Katy schools! $239,900 (1210SP)

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

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Martha Turner Properties announces another ground-breaking inner loop development Martha Turner Properties has announced that it will oversee the marketing of yet another prime residential development with Pelican Builders’ Bancroft Place – located on Bancroft Lane just south of San Felipe near Highland Village in the

planned River Oaks District. Bancroft Place comes on the heels of the recently completed and 100% sold Chateau Ten – another luxury River Oaks development marketed by Martha Turner Properties – which sold

all 10 units in 90 days. The luxury gated community that makes up Bancroft Place is designed by New Orleans architect George Hopkins and will offer 18 free standing homes with 3 different floor plans – all of which will

surround a park-like setting and include three bedrooms, threeand- a-half baths, a guest suite, elevator, and a double garage with some homes accommodating three cars. The pre-selling price is $1.3 million with an anticipated delivery

Missouri City mom delivers ‘miracle baby’ Physicians at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) call little Elayna Nigrelli a “miracle baby,” and with good reason. Elayna was born via post-mortem Cesarean section following a medical emergency that caused her pregnant mother Erica’s heart to stop beating for more than 20 minutes. But thanks to the intervention of coworkers, emergency medical personnel and the staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Elayna and Erica are alive and doing well. “This is a situation that most doctors would maybe only see once in a career, if that,” says Dr. Brian Heaps, the Sugar Land obstetrician who delivered Elayna. “Generally speaking, the prognosis for mom and baby following a cardiac incident isn’t very good. This really is a miracle.” One morning in February, Erica – a teacher at Elkins High School began feeling ill at work. She was 36 weeks pregnant and assumed that her symptoms were typical. But in an instant, Erica collapsed in front of a coworker. Her husband Nathan, who also teaches at the school, was in a nearby classroom and heard the commotion. He arrived to find his wife on the floor, not breathing and with no pulse. He quickly called 911, and the school’s two nurses and a coach trained in first aid jumped in to help. The coach began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation while the nurses administered an automatic external defibrillator, or AED, until the ambulance arrived. At Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Emergency Department physician Dr. Shawn Baichoo was going about routine duties when he heard a quick mention on the scanner radio about “CPR” and “eight months.” The report said the patient was headed to MSLH.

“At the time, I didn’t know if the emergency medical technician was referring to an eight-month-old baby or a woman who was eight months pregnant,” Dr. Baichoo says. “But I knew either way it was a very serious situation.” Dr. Baichoo and his staff prepared for Erica’s arrival, which was imminent. “We pulled together the nurses that needed to be involved and we paged for assistance from any physicians who were in the hospital at that moment,” he said. Dr. Heaps was in his office next door to the hospital that morning, seeing a patient, when he received an emergent call from the Emergency Department informing him that a pregnant woman in cardiac arrest was en route – and his services were needed. Shortly after, EMS personnel wheeled Erica into the hospital, and Drs. Heaps and Baichoo learned that she had been unconscious – without a pulse and without breathing on her own – for approximately 25 minutes. The window of opportunity for a successful medical intervention in a postmortem C-section is typically seconds to minutes. “So we didn’t waste any time,” says Dr. Heaps. Dr. Baichoo and the Emergency Department staff continued to resuscitate the mother as Dr. Heaps and fellow obstetrician Dr. Patricia Mitchell, performed a C-section right there in the examining room. “We were ready to go,” Dr. Heaps says. “It only took about 20 seconds to deliver the baby.” Once Elayna was born, Dr. Baichoo and Dr. Bracken Kolle – an anesthesiologist who came down from the operating rooms to assist – continued their efforts to revive Erica. In addition to continuing chest compressions, Erica was administered epinephrine, a drug which helps regulate

heart rate, along with other medications. Dr. Kolle also replaced a temporary airway installed by the EMS crew with an endotracheal tube to allow Erica to be attached to a ventilator. Within a few minutes, Erica’s heart began pumping again. “It was God’s plan,” says Dr. Baichoo. Once she was resuscitated, Erica’s breathing and blood flow began to improve rapidly, in part because the baby was no longer in utero and requiring oxygen. Cardiologist Dr. Yassir Sonbol later determined that Erica’s emergency was caused by an undetected heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

This thickening of the heart muscle often leads to abnormal heart rhythms and is a frequent cause of death for young athletes – which is why Elkins High School had the AED on campus and staff trained in its use. “The most important part of this story is that the baby and mother were kept alive by the actions of those nurses and staff at the high school and the emergency responders,” says Dr. Heaps. “They are the heroes. But the presence of so many trained personnel here at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – people with the knowledge and experience to deal with these types of unusual situations – made a difference.”

Erica and Nathan Nigrelli with “miracle baby” Elayna.

date of December 2013. “We are committed to balancing density with architectural harmony. Our homeowners are requesting a lock-and-leave lifestyle, fine details and a connection with the outdoors,” explains company

founder Robert Bland. “We have always been committed to hiring the most professional architects, engineers and designers, but at Bancroft Place we made a conscious effort to create both elevated and ground level garden escapes.”

Bush High School Dance twins are turning heads During performances of Bush High School’s Illusions Dance Team, fans may have done a double-take after seeing two particular dancers, but their eyes weren’t deceiving them. Twins Kaitlin and Keira Tademy are both following their passion for dance and are enjoying every moment of it. The twins, who are juniors enrolled in the International Business and Marketing Academy at Bush, joined the Illusions at the start of their sophomore year. They currently serve as dance officer and team leader, but next year, Kaitlin will serve as the team's captain and Kiera as co-captain. “I enjoy being on the dance team with Kaitlin because she understands me and supports what I want to get out of the team,” said Keira. “There are times, however, when people think we give each other special treatment because we're sisters, but that's not the case.” “The Tademy twins are the epitome of what it means to be an Illusion,” said Illusions Dance Team Director, Domonique Baxter. “They are intelligent, well-mannered,

and can dance like no other. They have brought interesting choreography as well as sweet leadership to the team. I am grateful and excited to have these two young ladies leading my team next year! I know that they will make the year a memorable one.” Kaitlin and Keira often share the spotlight and have served together in other organizations, including Student Council and DECA. They have also been known to compete in the same contests. Outside of school, Kaitlin and Keira find time to give back to their community by volunteering at the Fort Bend County Women's Center's Pennywise Resale Shop. Along with their younger sister, Lauren, the twins help sort toys and other items, and assist in other areas as needed. Although the twins' current interests seem to mirror one another, they have chosen to pursue different career paths. In college, Keira wants to major in psychology and possibly minor in dance. As for Kaitlin, she wants to become a pediatrician and continue dance as a hobby.

Twins Kaitlin and Keira Tademy

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the petition to contact their city council members and demand action. "The petty technicalities raised by the City Secretary do not change the fact that the people clearly want to vote on this issue and such a vote should be allowed", Van Der Grinten wrote. "The only task this task force is handling is pushing the issue beyond election day." Byron Schirmbeck, an attorney with Texas Campaign for Liberty, who claims to have been involved in every red light camera petition and election in Texas, said that city councils will often employ "delaying and bullying" tactics. "This isn't about red light cameras anymore. It is about a government denying its citizens their right to vote." Schirmbeck said. "Sugar Land knows that

ticket cameras and they get tossed out by as much as 77% every time the people get a say." Bogard and Mayor James Thompson mentioned continued support for the program from the Sugar Land Police Department and their hope that the citizens can learn the facts about the red light camera program. "I've heard people mention tonight that there are hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. That is absolutely not true. There is no statistical data to prove that there are more rearend collisions nor were yellow lights shortened so we could collect more fines," Mayor Thompson said. After program expenses are paid and half of the net income is given to the State of Texas, Sugar Land will clear about $210,000 this year from fines collected from red


funds represent .3% of the city's general fund budget and must be used for traffic enforcement purposes. The red light camera program was approved in 2007 as a way for Sugar Land to become one of the safest cities in America. There are currently four intersections with red light cameras: Eldridge and West Airport; 90A and Dairy Ashford; Highway 6 and SW Freeway and Highway 6 and Lexington. The city has a contract with American Traffic Solutions to install and operate the red light cameras. Bogard recommended that the task force conduct its meetings in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and provide an opportunity for extensive public input. City Council is expected to take action on the appointment of the task force on June 18.

Marshall, Ford to square off in Missouri City run off election Saturday, June 15 Marshall was first elected to the city council in 2009 after the retirement of long-time District A councilwoman Eunice Reiter. the University of Houston and Marshall, who is seeking his third a masters in architecture from Prairie View A & M will become term, owns an office supply and the only woman currently serving printing business, has served on Missouri City's Planning and on the council. Ford has lived Zoning Commission, is active on in Missouri City for 35 years his HOA board and with Little and has 14 years working in League. community development and "Public safety and smart urban planning. economic development are two "I believe the inability for important issues for Missouri leadership to collectively grow the city is the most pressing issue City," said Marshall. "I want for Missouri City," she said. "My to make sure we are bringing the services that people need intent is to propose a substantial economic development plan that will improve property values, increase sales tax revenue, create jobs, businesses and retail locations along major corridors so that our city is a safe, vivacious community for STAHL, continued from page 1 everyone to enjoy." world the components are going to. During a tour of their new facility, one of the products the company manufactures, circuit breakers, was on display. TRAFFIC STOP, from page 1 If a company works in an area that has hazardous in the 2800 block of U.S. Hwy materials, and that circuit 59 for a traffic offense. Warren breaker were to trip, there said, “Upon further investigation, could be a spark, and that spark officers located a hidden could trigger an explosion. compartment in the vehicle R. Stahl manufactures the equipment to prevent these containing approximately 25 gasses from igniting. Rather pounds of Heroin.” The two occupants of the than encasing the breaker in vehicle were identified as a cement box, the technology Christopher Clark, 44, of was invented to make the Houston, and Alejandra Oropeza, 36, of Katy. According to Warren, both Clark and Oropeza were arrested and charged with Manufacture and Delivery of MORE, continued from page 1 a Controlled Substance. The street value of the seized heroin lives…... Surprise!!!! Twernt is reportedly in excess of $2.3 noth’n there but marijuana plants. million dollars. Seems that “grow house” was At press time Clark and Oropeza both remain in jail, each crammed packed with enough with a $250,000 bond. marijuana to have a street value MARSHALL, continued from page 1


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Petition to ban red light cameras found to be invalid Fish tale mullet no election in Texas has ever light cameras, Bogard told the now has a face approved of these automatic council. He reiterated that those PETITION, continued from page 1

to become a firefighter. And so that's why it's particularly hard on our department because they encouraged her so much to follow her dreams and her desires, because she was a first-class firefighter." Councilman Willis also asked that citizens stop by and visit the fire stations to show their support.

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to the residential areas but also attracting large companies to our business parks so that we can ease the tax burden on our residents. We also have aging infrastructure like drainage, streets and sidewalks that need attention in some of our older areas." District A has had close races in the last four election cycles with Reiter beating Rodney Griffin by just three votes in 2007. In 2009, Marshall beat Griffin by just 60 votes and by just 33 votes when the two faced off again in 2011.

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individual breakers explosionproof in case of an electrical event. Martin Schomaker, CEO of the Waldenburg, Germany, headquarters, flew in for the open house and said that R. Stahl has seen "double-digit figures in growth" and that the Stafford location "is the fastest growing subsidiary worldwide." R. Stahl is a publicly traded stock. When it first appeared on the stock exchange, shares traded at 5 Euros each. Now their shares trade at 35 Euros each. The Stafford location handles all of the orders for their United States customers.


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Then in another wave of bad luck, the pistol toting mullet discovered the car he had just hijacked was a standard transmission; he could not drive a stick shift! So, mullet man jumps to Plan B. Yes, to add insult to injury, or… felony on top of felony… mullet man takes the Photo of Suspect fisherman he has already robbed at gunpoint, forces him into the car, and makes drive him to Stafford. Once in Stafford near Wright Road and Kirkwood Drive, mullet man got out of the fisherman’s car and disappeared. The fisherman drove immediately to a nearby gas station, flagged down a Stafford police officer who then contacted Sugar Land police to come and assist the victimized fisherman. At the time of the incident, the suspect was only described as a 16 to 17 year old male about 5’7”, with a thin build and short hair. He was wearing black pants, a red hoodie and blue latex gloves. Now Sugar Land police have released a sketch of the suspect. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).

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Choose UH Sugar Land More than 30 academic programs where you work and live right here in Sugar Land. Choose UH Sugar Land You’ll feel at home on our campus, because you are.

The Sugar Land Garden Club's new board members met recently and are very excited about the upcoming year. The club was founded in 1932 and they are over a 150 members strong and always looking for new members to join the fun filled group and enjoy their activities. They meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sugar Land, the third Tuesday of each month beginning in September. They are looking forward to their Yearly Garden Art and Yard Sale that will be held in September at the Sugar Lakes Recreation Center. Proceeds from the sales go toward two scholarships each year and support other garden related agencies

Officers for 2013-2014 are: standing in back from left to right: Leslie Neimand, Treasurer, Donna Romaine, Membership, 2nd VicePresident, JeanMarie Short, Secretary; Seated: JoBeth Moore, 1st Vice President, Carrie Sample, President, Marilyn Zieg/Scanlin,Parliamentarian.

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Hightower High School's Digital Media Academy to host summer camp Hightower High School's Digital Media Academy will host a summer camp for Fort Bend ISD students, who are entering grades 5-8 and are interested in film/video, graphic design, 3D animation, web design, broadcast journalism or photography. The camp will be held on June 18-19, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, on the Hightower campus (3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City, 77459). During the two-day summer camp, students will take part in various activities, including storytelling, a scavenger hunt, stop motion video, a PSA production, as well as group discussions regarding Digital Media Academy courses and career choices. The registration fee is $80 and includes a camp t-shirt, lunch and snacks. Onsite registration will take place on Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the school’s lobby. To obtain a summer camp registration form, visit the Digital Media Academy website and click on "Summer Media Camp." For more information, call the Digital Media Academy Office at 281-634-7880 or the school at 281-634-5240.

Sugar Land Town Square’s annual Paradise on the Plaza event recently attracted a large crowd. Attendees enjoyed live music by Grupo Batacha and festive food and drinks by Turquoise Grill. For information on upcoming events, visit

Japanese origami demonstration to be held at library in Sugar Land University Branch Library will present an origami demonstration, “Paper with a Twist,” on Thursday, June 27, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Small Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Library staff members Amy Hingst and Jessica Williams will demonstrate how these delicate art forms are made by twisting paper into unique shapes. Learn how to make whimsical shapes such as a leaping frog, a flying crane, or even a blade of grass! Hear about the history of origami, and see other origami creations that will be on display. This class is for older teens and adults. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.


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Skeeters starting pitcher Michael Nix to join Chicago White Sox organization The Sugar Land Skeeters announced that Skeeters starting pitcher Michael Nix has signed with the Chicago White Sox organization and will join its Triple A Charlotte club. The announcement was made by Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti and Director of Operations Michael Kirk. Nix, 30, made eight appearances (seven starts) with

Sugar Land this year, going 5-1 with a league-best 1.81 ERA (9ER/44.2IP). His 40 strikeouts led the Skeeters’ staff and ranked tied for fourth among Atlantic League pitchers. In his fifth season with the Atlantic League, Nix’s efforts also assisted Sugar Land in capturing a 33-13 record to begin the first half in 2013. “We’ve had the pleasure of having Michael on our teams

for five seasons,” said Kirk. “He is a great pitcher, a great human being and we couldn't be happier for him to get this opportunity. His signing speaks volumes about the quality of the Atlantic League and the players associated with it.” The Alabama native made 32 appearances (17 starts) with the Skeeters last season. He transitioned into a starting

role with the club in 2012 and finished 4-11 with a 4.89 ERA (59ER/108.2IP) and 88 strikeouts. Originally selected by Atlanta in the 11th round of the June 2005 Draft, Nix owns a 35-33 career minor league record with a 3.76 ERA (213ER/510IP) in 325 games (24 starts). Nix is the fourth member of Sugar Land’s 2013 club and 14th overall to be signed by a

Major League organization. Last season, Sugar Land witnessed 10 players move from its roster to an affiliated Major League club, including current Cleveland Indians pitcher

Scott Kazmir. Nix’s signing also marks the 17th overall Skeeters player to move from the Atlantic League to another professional baseball league since Opening Day 2012.

Matthew Haynes signs with Central Christina in Kansas

Demographics and Diversity: The Fort Bend County impact The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a Demographics and Diversity: The Fort Bend County Impact seminar on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The luncheon will be held at Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX 77407, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Hear from Stephen Klinberg,

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Bend County region. The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Programs and Special Events Division continues to provide valuable events that can impact the bottom line for those living and working in the Fort Bend region. Ultimately, impacting the economic multiplier effect

Lightning caused house fire in Vicksburg

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Matthew Haynes of Dulles High School basketball team signed this week with Central Christian in Kansas. Over a half a dozen academic, and several athletic offers, Matthew signed at Central. Shown in the photo are Matthew's mother Kathy Haynes, Coach Romero (Head Coach), Coach Mart (Asst. Coach), from Central Christina, and Matthew at the signing.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 15 Movie Under The Moon Sugar Land Town Square Saturday, June 15, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs to the Plaza for a free Movie Under The Moon sponsored by First Colony Church of Christ! FRIDAY, JUNE 21 Music in the Plaza Come to Sugar Land Town Square for Music in the Plaza, 7:309:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening in the Plaza filled with live music and dancing! ONGOING Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, from 9-11 a.m., June 7, 14, 21, 28. Join us each Friday morning for Fitness in the Plaza featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10-11 a.m. Beat the heat at Gattitown Beat the heat at Gattitown with indoor Laser Tag, Go Karts and much more. Plus enjoy Gatti’s signature pizza buffet for just $3.99 (plus $1.89 bottomless drinks), Monday – Thursday all summer long.Great for groups & birthdays. Recovers is Posible Bring Everyone in the Zone peer group are offered the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., United Way Bldg., 10435 Greenbough Dr. Stafford. For more info 409-550-0538 or 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 281575-1145 or Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday 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

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Clements High School cadets complete another annual orienteering trip Despite very chilly nights and windy days the first weekend in March marked the 5th annual Orienteering weekend campout for the Clements High School NJROTC Unit. Ninety cadets participated in the event at Stephen F. Austin State Park in San Felipe, Texas. The weekend started off with the cadets pitching 27 tents and a dining-fly. After dinner, the fire-watch was set and the remaining cadets zipped-up in sleeping-bags for a 38 degree night. Early Saturday morning,

the cadets were awakened by Cadet Domingo AlvaradoCastillo and his trumpet, as he played the traditional reveille. Following breakfast, the cadets set off on an orienteering course, designed by Cadet Robert Bear. The teams of cadets, with compass and map in hand, had to locate 13 points. The course was timed and competitive. First place team: Cadets Devlyn Russell and Dakota Homewood, 2nd place team: Cadets Kiana Farokhpour, Katia Sanchez and Valerie

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Fundraiser to support veterans services held Missouri City based non-profit New Millennium Project team shares a moment with Texas U.S. Congressman Al Green at the First Annual Unified Veterans of America Fish Fry and bar-b-q. The event raised money to support veterans services as New Millennium Project offered free chair massage, yoga, Reiki (Japanese style hands on healing) and more, to relax stressed out attendees. Shown l-r are: Tiondra Hamilton, Andrew McFarland, Charlene Fox(NMP Director), Congressman Al Green, Carlene Ashworth and Trish Glover.

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