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Volume XXXV • No. 44

Sugar Land Superstar Competition Begins

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Decision prompts verbal sparring on Facebook

FBISD postpones building new elementary school in Aliana "I've been hearing from the community that re-zoning has In an about-face from been done hastily and without a their year-long plan to build plan," Dupre said. "Stakeholders Elementary School #46 in the do not want any more money Aliana subdivision, the Fort Bend spent until we are using the ISD Board of Trustees voted June facilities we have." 10 to postpone construction. Trustee Susan Hohnbaum New Fort Bend ISD expressed concerns about the Superintendent Charles Dupre 1,100 students at Oakland urged board members and Elementary. Elementary #46 the community to support the would have helped alleviate construction delay so the district overcrowding at Oakland when it could create a long range reopened in August 2014. zoning plan that better utilizes Dupre vowed to work with existing facilities. Oakland's principal to bring By Betsy Dolan

in additional administrators or portable classrooms to help with the overcrowding situation. Postponing construction would allow the district to develop a 5-7 year re-zoning plan that would give parents information about when new schools would open, how neighborhoods would be affected and hopefully minimize the number of moves students would have to make, Dupre said. The district is currently conducting a facility needs FBISD, on page 8

Signs of I-69 in Fort Bend City has disagreement over County more than placards A crowd of nearly 2,000 gathered at round one of Sugar Land Town Square’s 2013 Superstar competition. The next round of competition is July 13, and the finale is on August 10. See related article page 8.

zoning last tract of land in Stafford's Primary Corridor By Karen Daniels

Setting up Stafford's zoning ordinance took the Planning & Zoning Committee and City Council four years to establish, spanning 2007 to 2011. A discussion to amend Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinance from Primary Corridor to Single Family Residence was on the agenda at last week's P&Z

Whether it may eventually become known as Route 69, Interstate 69 in Fort Bend County is on the top burner with meeting. The 9.865 tract of land The Promenade subdivision is two segments in the making. is in the Promenade subdivision, located south of Highway 90A, “As we continue to grow, and according to Stafford's City beyond the driving range, and mobility initiatives such as Engineer, Charles Russell, it is west of FM 1092. None of the I-69 will remain a top priority, not the last tract of land, but "one land being considered borders the said Jeff Wiley, Greater Fort of the last big tracts left of the frontage roads of 90A or 1092. Bend Economic Development very few in Stafford...south of the Committee President, Auturo Council President and CEO railroad tracks." Jackson, opened the public An extension of property is hearing for residents to voice I-69, on page 8 being made to add 35 lots to the their opinions. All five that spoke already 18 lots zoned, and plat ZONING, on page 12 the 53 new homes at one time. Ford beats incumbent

Marshall in Missouri City run-off election

Katy woman exonerated by 1st court of appeals By LeaAnne Klentzman

A neighborhood dispute culminated in a conviction for a Katy woman in less than 30 minutes back in 2011, however, in May the 1st Court of Appeals reversed and acquitted her. On December 16, 2011 Fort

1-800 HITMAN By LeaAnne Klentzman

So, mad at an old boyfriend? Here’s the ticket…Umm hum, send out a CRIMINAL hit squad, that’ll OF THE WEEK teach him. Yep, recently a north Fort Bend County teen got mad at her X so she called him… They are coming to get you!! And they did, well they showed up anyway, but the teen “hit-men” couldn’t find the X since he had taken cover

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By Elsa Maxey

Bend County District Attorney John Healey’s office announced the conviction of “Elisa Merrill Wilson by a jury of her peers after a four-day trial. After 30 minutes of deliberation, the jury found 58 year-old Elisa Wilson of Katy guilty of tormenting and threatening her neighbors between 2009 and 2010,” said a spokesman for Healey’s Office. At the time prosecutors said that Elisa Merrill Wilson, her family, and two other families, became friends after moving

Department arrived on the scene they took over the CPR attempts and Fort Bend County EMS medevac’d the teen to Memorial Hermann Hospital – Katy; where he was pronounced deceased at about 5:15 p.m. that afternoon. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, Dustin Kruthaupt, 19, was a lifeguard at the Rosewood Center pool. Haenel said witnesses told

Yolanda Ford was elected to the Missouri City District A council position on Saturday, June 15, in a run-off election against incumbent Bobby Marshall. Unofficial election results show Ford won with 59.45 percent of the vote to Marshall's 40.55 percent. Yolanda Ford "The campaign went well and I am overwhelmed by the support that my community afforded me during this race," Ford said. "District-A had more people to cast a vote during this local election then in any other local election in the history of District-A." The run-off election was necessary because none of the candidates in the three person District A race--Ford, Marshall or Rodney Griffin--received 50% of the vote during the May 11 general election. Councilmembers Don Smith, Robin Elackatt and Floyd Emery were re-elected in the May election.

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into the posh Kelliwood Terrace neighborhood in 2009. As time progressed, issues arose between the Wilsons and another family hurling the neighborhood into turmoil as other neighbors ended up choosing sides in the dispute. Peace bond hearings were set, harassment allegations were leveled. Things between neighbors got so bad that complaints went to Child Protective KATY, on page 8

Tragedy strikes an unlikely victim By LeaAnne Klentzman

Teen lifeguard drowns at pool while working. Saturday afternoon just minutes after 4 pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call to the Rosewood Recreation Center in the 26400 block of Cinco Terrace Drive after lifeguards and residents had to pull one of their own from the pool and administer CPR. When Fulshear Fire

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This I-69 road sign is more visible in Fort Bend County and along other portions of U.S. 59 heading towards this area. Some read “Future I-69,” while others are expressly road designations, like the one alongside the highway’s feeder roads in Sugar Land.  With construction about to begin on two segments of the NAFTA corridor in Fort Bend and continuing in other areas, the 20-year effort is on its way to becoming a reality.

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Sugar Land’s voluntary irrigation ok, but... Watering for the specified time period does not seem to bother To water two days a week him because “after five minutes, for10 minutes at five minute the water soaks into the soil and intervals makes sense. That’s a preps it for the next five minutes Sugar Land resident’s response of watering.” He maintains that to the city’s voluntary irrigation what is “stupid of the city was schedule recently sent to its water to request specific days of the customers about its attempt to week.” keep up with the demand for His feedback to the "Star" water as it asks that it be used is in capital letters, which in more efficiently. email language is tantamount to The local resident, who’s an shouting, yelling or screaming. executive wishing to remain He said, “MY SPRINKLER unidentified said, “I don’t mind SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW doing what I am asked to do as long as it's not a stupid request.” SUGAR LAND’S, on page 12 By Elsa Maxey

Rosenberg man robbed at gunpoint By LeaAnne Klentzman

Rosenberg Police Lieutenant Brain Baker said on Sunday afternoon a man was removing his pressure washer from the back of his truck at an apartment complex located at 1136 Radio Lane when he was approached by another man who threatened him with a pistol then took his pressure washer. Baker said the suspect put the looted property in a Ford Bring

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I missed Father’s Day.... But that’s okay. I miss my father today and every day. My father was a long, tall, laconic Texas rancher, who until the day he died at 84, still ducked to get through any door, accustomed as he was to houses with smaller doors that were hard to get his 6’7” through. When my only brother and I were young children, we were expected to help out on the ranch. Well, I don’t know if we were expected to help out or it was just cheap babysitting-rounding up the cattle for branding the next day, rounding up cattle for selling the next day, or simply rounding up cattle to move to a different pasture which had more grass (maybe). That was when my father’s prankster side came out as he would shout “ Stampede! Ride for your lives!” My brother and I would never think about looking back and take off running

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like rustlers were after us. Of course this would stir up the cows and they would run behind us until we got to our destination. My father would take us to any entertainment that might be available within driving distance of the ranch. There wasn’t anything real close by although I do remember driving to San Angelo to see a live Gene Autry show. I was about seven years old and allowed to take a friend from school. My father ended up having to get up in the middle of the night and driving her home when she became homesick and crying. Another great source of entertainment was the movie house in the neighboring town. I don’t know if you remember it but back in those days the movie theaters issued a one-page ad for coming attractions. It was printed on heavier, colorful paper. My brother and I (and secretly

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my father) went over the page and encircled each Gene Autry movie. (We hated Roy Rogers! Probably because Daddy did!) Then we would make sure to accompany my mother when she went to that town and did the laundry (we didn’t have enough water to do laundry on the ranch.) Now that I think about it I realize my father was probably faking his interest in movies so he wouldn’t have to go grocery shopping or laundry. He also took us hunting for squirrels and rabbits. At the time I didn’t know we were just too poor to buy meat. So there was a short time during the dust bowl of the 40s and 50s when we ate fried chicken every night that were really squirrels and rabbits, oh, and ducks. In the summer we invariably went on a driving vacation. We would go to New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming––Western states––and camp. Most of the time our camping gear was all carried in our car as we had one of those humpbacks Chevys made in the 30s. My parents would take out the backseat, stow all our camping gear in a couple of wooden Army trunks, and sat us on top of that. We would check into a motel, (called a “tourist court” then) when we started getting really gamey, where we could take a shower there. But in the camp site at night, my father would entertain us and the other campers with his rope tricks. He was truly the epitome of the long, tall Texan, and I thought he was wonderful! 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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Fort Bend ISD’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools Division honors Community Partners Fort Bend ISD’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools staff extended a heartfelt show of appreciation to the dedicated men and women who partner with the District to provide muchneeded services and resources to students and staff. Their annual appreciation reception gave the staff the opportunity to officially thank and recognize community partners for their ongoing commitment and dedication to students and staff throughout the school year. The reception also allowed the honored guests to speak about their roles and experiences in the educational process and the many services and resources they provide to help implement student programs. The community partners in attendance represented such groups as the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Missouri City Police Department, UnitedHealthcare, Student Health Advisory Council, Lifetouch, Tobacco Free Fort Bend Coalition, Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, and

Officer Evett Kelly, City of Missouri City Police Department; Stephanie Kellam, UnitedHealthcare Student Wellness Coordinator; Patsy Bennett, Lead Nurse; Mary Kiernan, FBISD Substance Abuse Specialist; and Corporal Roger Barton, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. FBISD’s Athletic Department. Welcoming guests to the occasion were Dr. Bob Conlon, Director of Student Support Services; and Annette Henderson, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Facilitator. They both commended the partners on the valuable services they provide. Dr. Conlon also shared results of the High Hope Schools Gallup

Student Poll of fifth, seventh and tenth graders, which measures the amount of hope, engagement and sense of well-being that our students have. Conlon attributed the positive survey results to the community partners, saying “You clearly have a positive effect on students’ overall wellbeing and directly contribute to them having hope.”

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Stafford MSD new Board of Trustees divided on facility rental fees By Karen Daniels

At last week's school board meeting two agenda items concerning the summer youth programs and facility rental fees caused a 4 to 3 split in favor of, but not without some heated conversations on the

matter. The District, after previously being asked by the Board to come up with ways to create revenue, proposed that the participation fees charged to youth programs for nonStafford residents/students be increased from $15 per season to $30. Football, cheerleading,

Prayer List Darren Glynn, civilian contractor Corporal 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

LCpl. Brad Robideaux, USMC PFC Kent Finley, 1st Cavalry Ens. Leslie Ward, USN LCpl. Chris White, USMC Spc. Mark Shimala, U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Austin Gaines, U.S. Army PFC E4 Michael Andrew Hernandez, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Cannata, USMC John R. Simmons, U.S. Army Capt. Sean Nolan, U.S. Army Pvt. V. JordanVoss, U.S. Army LCpl. Alfred Paul Garza, USMC John David Woodcock, Petty Officer, US Navy Lt. Ryan Stevens, U.S. Army Senior Airman Oscar J. Perez, USAF Spc. Johnny Ray DeLeon, U.S. Army Capt. Robert Jason Wisham, U.S. Army PFC Zachary T. Gazaway, USMC PFC Luke M. Havemann, U.S. Army PFC Zachary Johnson, U.S. Army PFC Charlie Kasel - U.S. Army LCpl. Adam C. Turek - USMC PFC Sean (CJ) Johnson, U.S. Army Seaman Fernando Hernandez Jr., USN Chaplain Joe G. Grace II, Army Reserves LCpl. John Rossi, USMC SR Francisco Quintanilla, U.S. Navy SR Joel Soto, U.S. Navy PFC Miguel Soto, Jr., U.S. Army RP Jeffrey (Bubba) Evans, U.S. Navy PFC Rodolfo Castellanos, U.S. Army Pvt. Domingo Arrona Jr., USMC Lt. Megan Haydel, U.S. Navy Pvt. Matthew Butcher, U.S. Army SPC Michael Spencer Tesanovich, U.S. Army Cav. Cpl. Michael Fleming, USMC Pvt. Andrew R. Winchell, US Army PFC Bryan Horner, U.S. Army PFC Shawn Robinson, U.S. Army Petty Officer (AET3) Kameron Kelso, USCG OSSR Dustin Stratton, U.S. Navy PFC John Lundgren, US Army Alex Quintanilla, U.S. Navy Sgt. Derek A. Hibler, US Army Lt. David Farrell, U.S. Navy SPC David Ambrocik, U.S. Army DCFA Joshua Erbst, U.S. Navy Staff Sgt. Geronimo Benavides, U.S. Army Capt. Page L. Barnes, Marine Corp

track and basketball will be effected. The increase is recommended due to the cost of maintaining the facilities. The second agenda item which sparked extended discussion was over the revision to charge or waive rental fees for these programs. It was stated that SMSD's estimated loss of income was $175,000 from student groups not paying according to the Board approved fee schedule. Dr. Hindt explained that if 70% of SMSD students participate in the programs, a number that

Recovery Is Possible Inc., has been selected as one of 30 organizations to participate in the “BHBusiness program for the State of Texas. SAMSHA, AHP, NIATx, National Council for Behavioral Health and SAAS selected the organizations based on their focus on mental health recovery models to participate.

El Dorado Bridge Grand Opening will be held Wednesday, June 19, 6 p.m. City residents, elected officials and bridge contractors will celebrate the completion of three bridge projects, which now further enhance mobility for pedestrians, bikers, motorists and golfers. Those attending the celebration is asked to park in the lot of the City Centre at Quail Valley; 2880 La Quinta Dr. Walk up El Dorado Boulevard to the bridge; signs will be posted. The El Dorado Bridge over Stafford Run, located at Quail Valley Golf Course, was completely reconstructed and the new platform features planter boxes, decorative lighting and pavers, providing

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a smooth golf cart ride for putters and a scenic walkway for residents and visitors. And, a few miles away, contractors installed a hike/bike trail under the Cartwright Bridge at Oyster Creek to connect Phase 1 of Oyster Creek trail to Phase 2. The enhancement will provide a direct link for citizens and visitors exercising and enjoying the natural scenery of the area. As part of the El Dorado Bridge overhaul, a temporary golf cart bridge was moved and installed to permanently replace the aging bridge between holes 1 and 2 on the El Dorado golf course.

Shown is the newly completed El Dorado Bridge in Quail Valley.

Skeeters pitcher to join Los Angeles’ Triple A Salt Lake City Club The Sugar Land Skeeters announced that Skeeters pitcher Dustin Richardson has signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization and will join its Triple A Salt Lake City club. The announcement was made by Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti and Director of Operations Michael Kirk. Richardson, 29, made six appearances with the Skeeters this season, including one start. He posted no record and a 1.04 ERA (1ER/8.2IP), recording five strikeouts. In 2012, the left-hander went 1-0 with a 3.77 ERA (13ER/31IP)

for Sugar Land, fanning 31 batters over 17 appearances (two starts). Over eight career minor league seasons, the Kansas native is 30-22 with a 3.99 ERA (219ER/493.2IP) and 537 strikeouts in 211 games (53 starts). Selected by the Red Sox in the fifth round of the June 2006 Draft out of Texas Tech University, Richardson spent parts of two seasons in the big leagues with Boston (2009-10). During his Major League stints, he maintained a 3.31 ERA (6ER/16.1IP) with no record over a combined

29 relief appearances. Richardson is now the fifth member of Sugar Land’s 2013 club and 15th overall to be signed by a Major League organization. Richardson’s signing also marks the 18th overall Skeeters player to move from the Atlantic League to another professional baseball league since Opening Day 2012.

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in our community" after the City of Stafford paid for permanent lights on Scanlin field. Last year the Cobra's only reached 58%, but they are on their way to achieving 70% this year, however, she says that track and basketball will not reach this figure. "No other district charges the full rental fee. We want to keep the kids safe and keep them healthy." Ms. Jean-Baptiste would like the Board of Trustees to reconsider this decision and put it back on the next available school board meeting's agenda.

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is established and wait for their recommendations. Virginia Rosas voiced her desire for Stafford kids not to pay at all. According to Jacqueline JeanBaptiste, Executive Director of the Fort Bend Youth Football League and a volunteer with the Cobra Football League, the 70% participation rule is only in the Cobra's bylaws, not in track's or basketball's, so she doesn't feel they should have to adhere to this rule. She further explained that, "This bylaw was self imposed to protect the kids

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is in the Cobra bylaws, rental fees will be waived. He said, "I have a problem when only 40 to 50 percent of Stafford students participate and use the facilities" and the District pays for kids from other areas to use the fields. Board member Etienne Zak explained that the 70% number won't work because there aren't enough Stafford students to field all of the teams when there is so much competition with other youth organizations. Rodney Butler wanted this decision to be voted on after a committee

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The Conservative Voice By Barbara J. Carlson Let’s Demand a Pathway “Into the Shadows”

First, God bless our fathers this past weekend who have been our positive role models and who have tirelessly taught us the gift of being an American. For us who no longer can celebrate with our beloved fathers, our mentors, we dearly miss you. Due to the overwhelming response to last week’s column, let’s continue with: “Are you really a Liberal?”

We are being derailed from our debt crisis to the “sudden value” of passing an unconscionable amnesty. Our borders will not be secure, 11M “in the shadows” will morph to 40M, Americans will be punished with job loss because Obamacare won’t apply to amnestied beneficiaries and crimes will disappear. After passage, the Liberal “humanitarian” will demand

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the right to vote, racial profiling slurs will continue, Social Security “back pay” will be demanded and waivers for documentation/past-due taxes will be awarded. Will the “undocumented and unafraid parades” cease? Will our flag be honored, hung right side up and fly higher than any foreign flag? The bully wins. While the Liberal claims racial profiling when stopped/ chased, voting or before admission to a WH tour, the law applies only to the rest of us. Now we’re being bamboozled the illegal refusing to learn English will be deported. What litmus test will be applied? The Liberal shouts, “Don’t you dare tell me how many kids I can have!” while demanding we subsidize them.

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looks a lot like reallocation or redistribution of wealth to me. I would like to state The final statement I my disappointment and found interesting was Mayor frustration in reading of the Thompson’s quote that there City Council’s decision to is no statistical proof that invalidate the citizen petition there are more accidents at to ban red light cameras in red lights since the cameras Sugar Land. It is regrettable have been added. To me that when the will of the people means there is hence, no becomes secondary to statistical proof that accidents technicalities and the egos have been reduced since the of elected representatives lights were added. If there and city employees. is such proof the Mayor and Instead, a task force is being Council should present them. I don’t know if anyone has formed to study the issue. I find that amusing. This policy taken a poll, but I can’t but has already been put in place and a sufficient percentage of the citizens of Sugar Land have signed a petition to put this policy to a vote. It seems Dear Bev, like odd timing for a task force to study the issue. I have been a faithful reader of The thing that struck me your column for nearly 18 years the most in the news accounts and I was heartbroken when I were the statements by Mayor read your column on May 22.  Thompson and City Manager PLEASE don't stop writing about Bogard. The first statement those political rascals...your was that the police department editorials are funny and spot on.  supports this program. That is It is such a wonderful joy to well and good, but we live in see the "Star" in my driveway a democracy and not a police state. I would think public opinion would be equal to, or outweigh police desires in making our public policies. The second statement was by Mayor Thompson, “people think there are hundreds of thousands of dollars of fines. By Karen Daniels That is not true.” One of the newspaper articles I read said On Wednesday, July 3 that Sugar Land collected and Thursday, July 4th, the $791,175 in fines from the City of Stafford's annual twored lights last year. If that day festivities will be held number is accurate then to me to commemorate America's that is hundreds of thousands Declaration of Independence. of dollars. If the argument The parade, carnival, live is Sugar Land gets only a music and dancing will be held small part of these fines and at the Stafford Center's field therefore money is not the #2, beginning at 7:00pm. issue, I would say that is a lot This year's selection of parade of money going somewhere. It marshals are Jimmy and Sadie

believe the whole Council has not taken a hit in their approval ratings over this action and issue. I think it would behoove them to somehow come up with a way to have this initiative approved and put on the November ballot. I also believe that if they are really concerned about traffic safety in Sugar Land, then texting and driving should be their focus. But that is a debate for another day. Randy Ursery Sugar Land, Texas

Say it ain't so - says reader and I always open to your piece first.  If you can't do the research from home, then yes by all means, just keep writing!!  Any story you tell will be a welcome joy in this household. God bless you for keeping this moderate's heart hopeful in Fort Bend, Renee

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Stafford prepares for 38th Annual Freedom Rings Williams. Jimmy Williams is a past president of the FBWCID#2 and his wife Sadie is a retired SMSD secretary and member of the Stafford Historical Society. On July 4th, the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra will play patriotic music at the Stafford Centre at 7:00pm. The evening will conclude with fireworks lighting up Stafford's night sky at 9:00pm. As usual, everyone is invited and all of the events are free.

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When will “Valedictorian” or “Summa Cum Laude” be stripped from the highest achievers because of Liberals’ concocted “political correctness”? Conservatism and America’s foundation stand firmly joined, embracing personal responsibility/ accountability, opportunity, hard work and success. Why does the Liberal’s choler fetter the windfall from this? Graham, McCain and Rubio, before passing this catastrophic amnesty and selling us out—again, add some good-ole Washington pork like: First secure our borders; ascribe to the healthcare boiling pot you’re throwing us into; deny your lifetime retirement; demand Americans’ taxes are negated for two decades; erase court dockets for first- and secondtime Americans; grant a free pass in equal ratios to our ancestral homeland applicants; substantiate this scam’s real costs; permanently forbid voting privileges; attest that this is your final “debate”; and track down the overstayed VISA offenders. You’ve had no difficulty finding us, taxing us and monitoring us...then let’s revisit this unctuous fatuity. This pathway “out of our mythical shadows” is a paltry perfidy. For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ FortBendBusinessJournal.com.

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HALL Louise Hall, 86, of Easterly, Texas passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Bryan, Texas. She was born on December 27, 1926 in Itasca, Texas to Cyrus and Vera Nay Christopher Stephenson. She was a 1944 graduate of Sugarland High School and received her nursing degree from the Memorial Hospital. She married Wayburn Hall on August 13, 1949. She was a registered nurse for sixty-seven years. She also worked for Ft. Bend I.S.D. as a School Nurse and Coordinator of Health Services for 27 years before her retirement at the age of 62. She had been a resident of Easterly for the past 18 years previously living in Sugarland. She was a member of the Franklin Church of Christ, Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #311, Franklin, Texas as well as in Sugarland, Texas The Retired Teachers Association and The Lambda Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Ft. Bend. She was also a member of the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father; T.M. Kerley, grandson; Tyler

Chadwick Hall, sisters; Nalaine Senior, Walterine Farrell and Johnnie Guajardo. She is survived by Husband – Wayburn Jacquain Hall, Sr. of Easterly. Sons and Daughters-in-law – Matthew Gene Hall and wife Betsy of Sugarland Mitchell Dean Hall and wife Claudia of The Colony Wayburn Jacquain “Jack” Hall, Jr. and wife Linda of Richmond Edwin McNeil Hall and wife Tammy of Atascocita, 9 Grandchildren – Marshall Hall, Callie Marie Tidwell, Kim Mallory, Elliott Hall, Elisabeth Alonzi, Michael Hall, Joey Hall, Mason Hall and Haley Hall, 3 Great Grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. with a service following at 6:00 P.M. at McCauley Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, Texas. Al Jolly will officiate. Burial will be on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Davis-Greenlawn 3900 B F Terry Blvd Rosenberg, Texas. Donations may be made to Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #311, Franklin, Texas, Franklin Church of Christ or to the Lambda Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Ft. Bend.

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HIGHTOWER DOROTHY ANGELINA POLLARD HIGHTOWER, or DOT, as most people call her was born on December 6, 1917, in Bishop, Texas, to John Howard and Amanda Lula Pollard. She was one of eleven children who grew up a country girl in Alice, Texas with a family who stressed education, honesty, fairness, loyalty, hospitality, helping others, and involvement and respect of their community and relationship with God. Dot was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 13, 2013. Dot graduated from Alice High School in 1938 and from Texas A&I in Kingsville in 1941 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education after working her way through college as a telephone operator. She met the love of her life, L.V. Dugan Hightower at Texas A&I College. She was a beautiful , reserved country girl from Alice , Texas, and he was a gregarious football star from East Texas.. They married in 1937 and were married for 55 years until his death in 1992. They taught together in Alice, Livingston, Dayton and Hull Daisetta , until they settled in Sugar Land in 1953.. Dugan told her that Sugar Land looked like a wonderful town to raise their children. They settled on the Hill in Sugar Land with their two daughters, Scotty and Tuta. They were always involved in their girl’s activities at school and with their friends. They loved their family and the extended family they had grown to know and care for so deeply. They were active members of the First Baptist Church of Sugar Land where they taught Sunday School. Dot participated in Vacation Bible School, served meals and provided service with her talents in sewing and decorating . She helped start the Iglesia Bautista Mission in Sugar Land, teaching children and adults in Spanish on Sunday morning at the Mission. Dot joined Sugar Creek Baptist Church in 1993 with her daughter, Scotty and Bob Bass and children, and was a faithful member until her death in 2013, enjoying the teaching of Pastor Mark Hartman. She also attended Merry Ministries Bible Study led by Mary Willis every Wednesday morning for the last 10 years of her life. Dot received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Houston in 1952. She taught school for 37 years and retired from teaching in 1980 from Lakeview Elementary in FBISD, along with her husband, L.V. (Dugan) Hightower from Sugar Land Middle School. She then opened her home on the Hill at 123 Fourth Street in Sugar Land for ten more years to tutor students. She always stressed the impor-

tance of doing your Best and believing in yourself in order to succeed. She was an Encourager to all and was always the best advocate for her family, friends and students. Dot was a wonderful friend, counselor, listener, and advice giver. She and Dugan welcomed many people into their home throughout their years in Sugar Land where they provided meals, support , and a place to camp out. Dot always wanted to give you a little extra something to keep in your pocket just in case you needed it. Dot offered strength to those hurting and in need and gave many a reason to get up and get going and enjoy the joy that God promises for our lives. During her 53 years in Sugar Land, Dot has been active in the schools, the district and the community. She served on various committees and always provided her support and energy to candidates for the school board and local county offices. She has supported the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation project in the renovation of Lakeview Auditorium. Dot received the BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS FROM THE SUGAR LAND EXCHANGE CLUB IN 2006. DOT HAS INSPIRED AND INFLUENCED BOYS AND GIRLS, MEN AND WOMEN THROUGHOUT HER LIFE BY MODELING A LIFE OF FAITH, DIGNITY, KINDNESS, HONESTY, CARING AND FRIENDSHIP . SHE WAS A POSITIVE , CHEERFUL LADY, WHO COULD MAKE YOU LAUGH WHEN YOU WANT TO CRY, KEEP GOING WHEN YOU WANT TO QUIT, AND SEE HOPE IN ALL SITUATIONS. SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU WITH AN OPEN HEART AND UNDERSTANDING EAR TO LISTEN. SHE MAY NOT ALWAYS HAVE TOLD YOU WHAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR, BUT SHE WOULD TELL YOU WHAT SHE BELIEVES IS RIGHT. THANK YOU DOT HIGHTOWER FOR TOUCHING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND HELPING TO CHANGE LIVES…WE LOVE YOU

Dot was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, L.V.(Dugan) Hightower; daughter, Neva (Tuta) Hightower; granddaughter, Bronwyn Van Slyke; great -granddaughter, Jade; her four brothers, J.C., Howard, Dee and Bill; and six sisters, Wynn, Neva, Kaki, Betty, Jimmy and Florence. Dot enjoyed a long and blessed life with her friends, family , grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter and son-in –law, Scotty and Bob Bass; grandchildren, Jennifer and Trey Barker, Marshall and Beth Durrett, Jay and Jamie Durrett, Buck and Courtney Bass, Ashley Allen and Caitlyn Van Slyke; and her great -grandchildren, Kalyn, Carson, Connor, and Kendall Barker, Maddi, Allison and Lock Durrett, Brody and Braden Durrett, and Bryton and Beckett Bass; as well as nieces, nephews, and extended family members. The family wishes to extend their utmost heartfelt thanks to Dot’s caretakers Alicia, Bee and Diane, and to Dr. David Rothschild and Dr. Mark Schnee for years of comfort and care for Dot. We appreciate the friends and family members who have loved, visited and prayed for Dot and the support of our Sugar Creek Baptist Church family and staff and Merry Ministries Bible Study . Friends are invited to a visitation with the family from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, June 23, 2013, at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land (Williams Trace Exit). Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 24, 2013, at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 13333 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, with Pastor Mark Hartman, officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM, at Cleveland City Cemetery, in Cleveland, Texas. Serving as pallbearers are Bo Harrison, Gene Arnold, Jim Arnold, Jay Arnold, Allen Hightower, Richard Hightower. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Bass, Marshall Durrett, Jay Durrett, Buck Bass, Dr. Trey Barker, Carson Barker, Connor Barker, Lock Durrett, Brody Durrett, Braden Durrett, Bryton Bass. For those desiring, donations in Dot’s memory may be made to the Children’s Ministry or to the Second Mile Ministry at Sugar Creek Baptist Church.

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GREATWOOD –FOREST Grand Stately SWEETWATER Gorgeous 1– Story Sweetwater Executive Lg. cul-de-sac street. No back Golf CoursePerry Home!onExquisitely designed, very well built. neighbors!builder, Extra built designer touches & Harrington (& lived in) this include home forfluted himself. crown moldings,in tons of built-ins, lg.Kitchen 18’’ tilefeatures floors Over $200,000 updates/upgrades! & recent paint, new shower, updated kitchen w/ Granite countertops, SS appliances & walk-in pantry. granite countertops, 5 burner thermador pop up Beautiful Hardwood floors all formals && kitchen. Also cooktop on lg. island. SSindishwasher microwave. features Plantation Double Crown Molding, Open concept w/wallShutters, of windows overlooking 2 decks Study w/Built-Ins & much more! Oversized back yard recently stained,one with pergola cover w/ceiling fan patio w/covered deck overlooking a breath-taking golf by huge sparking pool, w/extra green space. Extra lighting,sprkler system & $489,000 alarm $365,000 call course view of ‘’rolling hills’’! call Virginia Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 Mack 281-207-5200 (VM52GL) (VM7934AT)

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WATERSIDE ESTATES – Come see this showcase fabulous 1home story from homebeginning in a the GREATWOOD ARBOR – Stunning very highly sought after Waterside Estates. The neighborhood has an elem. to end! Grand 2 story entry w/curved staircase. Customs built-ins thru-out. school located in the subdivision offers tons ofceilings, amenities - waterviews Dble French doors to study. Lg living& rm w/soaring built-in entertain. accented fountains, area pool,SStennis courts & parks. The lovely home ctr. Open by concept kit. w/island, appls., convec. microwave & tons of offers many features-Beautifully raised ceilings, 2’’ cabinets & counter space. Brkfastaccented rm overlooking extend. Hardwood cov. patio flrs, w/lush blinds, 18’’ tileHgflooring, GE appls. range, islandwalk-in kit. w/ landscaping. exec. master ste w/gas w/sitting areawalk-in & grandpantry bath w/hg lots of w/fabulous counter & 42’’ cabinetLgspace, arched & in house utility rm. closet built-ins! gamerm. up.windows J&J bath.Plantation Shutters, $149,900 Virginiacall Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1539ML) Must See! call $355,000 Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7618TR)

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

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COMMONWEALTH Exquisite THE HIGHLANDS SEC& 1upgrades! – Pride BRIGHTWATERESTATES – Lovely 2– story home w/tons of recent updates Perry home with state size lot adorned by mature of ownership shows through-out. Many 1/2 aTrees. blk from greenbelt & waterway. Some upgrades include: 5/13 Lt Pecan Grand beautiful elevation with usable balcony. updates & upgrades! Has a flex room. 4th Custom cabinets Fresh exhibit anInt. intriguing Neutralkit.Carpet, Paint,showcase Resurfaced Kitchen Cabinets & Front Door, SS design. Granite countertops w/SS appliances. Popular Bedroom could be a study. Kitchen has Appliances, CeramicinSmooth Top down Range, 2’’ Faux &Blinds,Gate & partial granite countertops updated appliances. 5’’ distressed hardwoods foyer & dining rm. Hg.draft gamerm up & study w/wall of built-ins. Master bedrm Replaced all sliding glass doors with French fence. 2012 Bull-nose edge Granite Countertops, Under-mount sink, 20’’ tile floors overlooks lush landscaped sculpted pavered patio,hot doors. Tile floors & berber carpet. Large back tub & backyd. paned windows Plantation in Kit. & Bkft,Doubled Traventine in entry,& hall & 1/2 bath. Hardwood flrs in Dining rm. Study/ Shutters! Updated light fixtures, 3 car garage, yard patio with lush garden. Great location Flex Rm. HVAC, Roof & Hardi! call $149,900 Virginia Mack 281& area schools. call Virginia sprinkler sys Recent & room for a pool! $390,000 call$249,900 Virginia Mack(VM4107HP) 281-207-5200 (VM4407SM) Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1814TS) 207-5200

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COMMONWEALTH – Breathtaking COMMONWEALTH Lovely Has 4/3.5/2det. BRIDGEWATER –ESTATES Stunning 1 Story Home COMMONWEALTH on a Cul-de-Sac PARK –&Magnificant Greenbelt!Grand 5/6 BedroomPARK Perry–Home. 3 living+ entertainment size hm w/warmth & charm! Formals study home w/grand brick column entry. 9’ceilings Many Updates & Upgrades. Kitchen and a study Recent down. Silestone 6th bedrm Counter could tops be 2ndonstudy up Soaring or media room. curb w/hardwoods. Downstairs library w/built-in shelves &Features 1st floor. 2 story foyerFabulous w/new(6/11)20’’ Fr. Family rm. w/wall ofBath windows overlooking Bamboo floors.toLg. island kit. & Doors. Tile Floor. Master with Graniteappeal Countertops, with hugeFrameless backyd/patio Shower & room&forporcelain a pool tile. & play area.wood Backs Greenbelt. pool/spa. Renovated kit. w/custom 46’’ cabinets w/new(6/11)granite countertops & new(6/11) Tile deep Floor. Recent Paint.hutch Additional Lg. islandUpdates Kitchen w/Granite Include: Hardwood countertops 20’’ & breakfast bar. Formals w/15’’ shelves & graniteInterior counters. Built-in porcelain tile floor. Spaciousw/hardwoods. master ste w/a w/glass enlays. Hg. granite island w/breakfast bar. viewrm. of thePanaramic wooded backyd. bath w/2 Floors, Carpet, Wood Shutters & Much More! Wall of Great Built-ins Open in Concept both studies Floorplan. & family ViewHg.ofmaster landscaped 18’’tile floors on the diagonal. Updated light fixtures. walk-in closets. Ex.lg. upstairs gamerm. No backyd Hg. bay windowBack seat inPatio breakfast Upstairs Oversized & rm. Backs tomedia a Greenbelt backyard - No from Back master, Neighbors! family &Located breakfast neighbors. room. 2’’Slate wood blinds thru-out. patio. New roof (3/2011).Updated Fresh int. rm/study/6th bedroom w/wall of built-ins. 3 car paint & recent carpet.call Ext. AC units ‘03.Mack Water Heater In A Desired Neighborhood WithVirginia Great Schools. A/C,Furnace,Water A Must Show! Heaters $299,000 & Roof. Water call softner $399,900 Virginia 281insulated gar. w/A/C. $574,900 call ‘11. Cul-de-sac street. $319,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4415SM) Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4926GH) 207-5200 (VM54SB) Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3739SB)

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RICHMOND • Nicely updated 1 story on large fenced lot in desirable Country Club Estates. Granite in all baths & kitchen. Tile and laminate wood floors, 2 masters. Shows beautifully & ready for move-in. You will not be disappointed. Don’t miss this one! A lovely home & good floor plan. $163,800. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

SIENNA PLANTATION • lovely, warm, inviting stone elevation, Trendmaker family home! Pergola, firepit & play equipment in backyard on oversized lot. Luxurious kitchen with granite countertops, maple cabinets, stainless appliances, tile backsplash. 3 Car garage & porte-cochere, 2 fireplaces. Huge rooms including study, gameroom & media room which could be 5th bdrm as it is plumbed for a 4th bath. Even a secret room! Fabulous house! You will love it! $419,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

SIENNA PLANTATION • gorgeous custom Tommy Bailey Home on one of the most magnificant cul -de-sac lots in sienna. Golf course, trees, water view! Incredible views from all windows. Entry with sweeping wrought iron custom designed staircase, open floor plan. 2nd bedroom down could be craft room, has full bath. Home theatre, butlers pantry w/wine fridge. Huge extra storage room upstairs. So many amenities! Perfect for entertaining. $1,100,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

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GREATWOOD • Gorgeous Emerald home-Energy Star Certified in 2003! Grand 2 story entry with lots of natural light. Windows overlook beautiful landscaped yard. Special upgrades include wood floor in den, dbl crown moulding in kitchen & master bath, Kitchen Aid appl, tiled showers, (2)14 seer AC units, HEPA filtration system, water purification in kitchen. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, large gameroom, media room, & 2 spacious baths. Original owners, Immaculately maintained! $280,000 CALL KRISTI AT 281-221-4980

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MULBERRY MANOR - BELLAIRE: Nestled in Bellaire, Charming 1-Story Home w/Open Floor Plan, Granite Counters, High Ceilings, Wide Plank Wood Flrs, Serene Backyard w/Huge Wood Deck, and Cedar Fence. A True Gem. $436,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (1226HO)

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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)

Custom Perry over 5300 sf. Hardwoods, tile with granite inlay, gourmet custom island kitchen, lighting, master wing with retreat & exercise room,3 car gated auto court, media room, gameroom, 2-story entry & family room,covered patio, across from golf course, close to water park & Club, new freeway access, oversized lot, ready to sell, home warranty. $485,000. (9106ST)

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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)

CREEKMONT • This immaculate PERRY home is stunning and must be seen. Energy efficient, open floor plan, high ceilings, arches, 2 inch blinds, 42 inch cabinets, wet bar area. Mannington hardwood floors in the living room and in the office/study. Builtin entertainment center w/remote control fire place. Over sized backyard with sprinkler system. This is property is a must see. Upgrades are top notch and can NOT be matched. $179,000 (4422KM)

RIVERPARK • charming home on a cul de sec in the awesome Riverpark Community. Recently painted in 2011 with wood floors and a huge backyard. Very well kept by original owners. A must see. $189,900 (5306RI)

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12104 WILLOW BROOK LN. Southern Trails 4/2.5/2: David Weekly home on oversized lot. Kitchen includes granite & SS appl. Sharon Kaye $267,900

3803 HUNTERS GATE COURT Riverstone 4/3.5/2: Stone & brick home on culde-sac lot. Gourmet kitchen w/ granite & SS appl. Carrie Lam $345,000

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

4906 EAST COLUMBARY Villages of Town Center 3/2/2: Beautiful one story home on oversized lot. Fireplace, patio, breakfast bar & more. Mike Martin $119,500

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

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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)

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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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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)

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

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

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Martha Turner Properties announces another ground-breaking inner loop development Heritage Texas Properties is pleased to announce Thomasina Colbert-Noll has joined their Fort Bend Office, located at 14100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 245,

in Sugar Land.  Prior to her career in residential real estate.  Thomasina was an Administration Manager for the City of Houston, working in public service

for over 10 years managing special projects, developing memorandums of agreements and negotiating contracts.  A very diverse, culturally

inclined, and spirited individual, who is also well traveled with an international background, she is particularly adept in assisting relocation clients. 

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Thomasina holds an MBA in International Business, a BA in Business Administration and an AA in Fashion Marketing. Calling Sienna Plantation home,

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Registration is now open for children of families wanting to take part in the Walk with Pride Shoe Program. Each child who is eligible will be invited to a participating Payless Shoe store location to pick out a new pair of shoes on August 18th. Deadline for applications is August 2, 2013. To determine eligibility, this information must be provided: Identification on parent(s) D. Dean Dominy, III, M.D.; Kenneth M. Renney, M.D.; Jeffrey B. Wood, M.D.; Eddie T. Matsu, M.D.; - Must show proof of Fort Mark W. Maffet, M.D.; Timothy C. Sitter, M.D.; Vincent C. Phan, M.D.; Carl A. Hicks, M.D.; Christopher Bend County residency: K. Smith, M.D.; David A. Braunreiter, M.D.; Ray R. Valdez, M.D. and Anthony J. Muffoletto, M.D. • I.D. Card or Driver's License AND Social Security Card Proof of income same sport year-round can all larger chronic problems. The Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. • Current pay stubs (last 4 contribute to an overuse injury. solution may be as simple as The clinic is open to Middle if paid weekly, last 2 if paid Reinjury can happen if a taking a break from the activity and High School students. bi-weekly or twice a mo., (ex. 1st child returns to a sport before or modifying a technique. There will also be a sports & 15th); Current Award letter(s), he or she has properly healed The first step and perhaps medicine physician on-site for i.e. TANF, Social Security, VA from an injury. Letting the the most important to prepare a EKG and cardiac screenings Pension, SSI, Retirement, current body fully recover from an young athlete for participation if indicated during exam. Child Support statement or injury is essential. Otherwise and to prevent injury is an The cost is only $20 printout, Workers Compensation; you’re placing extra stress annual student physical. cash. Be sure to also Unemployment benefit on the injury and forcing On August 3, Methodist bring the UIL Physician statement;. If unemployed, the body to compensate for Center for Sports Medicine Evaluation form which can proof of registration with the weakness, which can Sugar Land will host Prebe printed off our website, Texas Worksource and Four lead to another injury. Participation Physicals and MethodistOrthopedics.com/ Quarter Earnings Statement Diagnosing and treating Health Expo from 9 a.m. - 1 sl_StudentPhysicals. Please or school enrollment. overuse injuries quickly can p.m. at Wheeler Field House, RSVP to AthleticTrainer@ help ensure they don’t turn into 16403 Lexington Blvd, tmhs.org or 281-340-6420.

For more than 20 years, Fort Bend County Social Services has hosted the “Walk with Pride Shoe Program” in collaboration with various contributors including charitable organizations, private businesses, and individuals in the community. Each year before school begins, children of low income families can register to receive a free pair of shoes from select Payless Shoe stores. Each eligible child receives one-onone attention from a volunteer throughout the shoe selection process, and leaves with a new pair of shoes they can be proud of on the first day of school. Last year 1,100 children received a new pair of shoes. While the agency would like to help every child in need, the number of children it can help depends on the amount of funding received. Donations are being accepted at this time until August 7, 2013. For more information contact Anna Gonzales, Director of Social Services at 281-238-3506.

Dulles Vikings Baseball Team scores big with stellar season The Dulles High School (DHS) Vikings baseball team provided much excitement for their team, parents, fans and school as they continued to advance in the playoffs, eventually earning a spot at the 5A State Championship game on Saturday, June 8, in Round Rock at Dell Stadium. While they ultimately lost the championship game to The Woodlands High School in a hard-fought battle, the DHS Vikings ended their season with an impressive record of 32 wins and only 8 losses. “The coaching staff is proud of this team for their great season,” said head baseball coach Clinton Welch. “The players worked hard and made many sacrifices along the way.

On behalf of the team, we also want to acknowledge and thank the fans who continuously energized this team with their support.” Following the game, the team participated in a graduation ceremony on the field for the 14 senior team members who were missing their school’s graduation ceremony being held that day. Grayle James, Board of Trustees Assistant Secretary, was there to present the players with their diplomas. Varsity team members include: Dallas Johnson, Preston Clarke, Josh Austin, Caden Williams, Matt McGee, Cameron Calhoun, Jesse Ramirez, Darryn Sheppard, Zack Belski, Eric Johnson, Brian Harvey, Nick Hernandez, Alex Merchant, Kishan Patel,

2013 Dulles Vikings Varsity Baseball Team Coleman Butler, Jaylen Hubbard, Dakota Mills, John Alvarez and Dillon Dinges. The coaching staff

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Shown top row are: Commissioner Richard Morrison, Commissioner Grady Prestage, Judge Robert E. Hebert. Commissioner W.A. Meyers, Commissioner James D. Patterson, Middle: Samuel Cole, Kayleigh Blonder, Solomon Cole, Earl White III, Bottom: Camryn Castro, Briana Spikes, Briana Gonzales, and Zachary Gonzales.


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The win means Ford is the first woman to serve on the Missouri City City Council since Cynthia Lenton-Gary resigned her council seat in 2011 in order to launch a failed mayoral bid against 16-year incumbent, Allen Owen. Eunice Reiter represented District A from 1994 until she retired in 2009 when Marshall was elected to the position. “I will bring diverse, proactive, engaging, educated and experienced representation to an all male council,” Ford said. “I want my community to know I am ready to work with them to grow and build a better community that will improve the quality of life for everyone.” Ford has been a resident of Missouri City for 35 years. Her professional experience includes more than 14 years of working in community development, urban planning,

architecture, construction, government contract management and city policy for municipalities and nonprofit entities. She has a master of architecture degree and she is currently a land development specialist for a local nonprofit where she focuses on land acquisition, construction management and government contract procurement. During the campaign, Ford was outspoken about the need to focus on growing all areas of Missouri City--especially along Highway 90A and for Missouri City’s city council to be more visible and transparent. “I am very passionate about listening and finding solutions to the concerns of my constituents. Repeatedly, I was told by residents of District-A that they didn’t feel like they had a voice or representation that adequately addressed their issues,” Ford said. Ford will be sworn in at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1.

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First round of semifinalists named in 2013 Sugar Land Superstar competition Sugar Land Town Square recently hosted the first round of its 8th annual Sugar Land Superstar competition, spotlighting local talent in Fort Bend County. Eleven contestants competed, and the judges named Darcy Campbell, Sant DeLeon, Carman Hammond and Brittany Villamil the first

four semifinalists in this year’s competition. These semifinalists will join the next group of semifinalists to be named in July to compete at the 2013 Sugar Land Superstar finale on Saturday, August 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. The winner will receive a prize package with items from Sugar Land Town Square retailers

and restaurants, and will have the opportunity to sing at future Town Square events. The contestants were voted on by a panel of local, celebrity judges, including Tony Bracy, record representative at Capital Records; Sarah Golden, folk singer/songwriter and former contestant on NBC’s The

Voice; and Micahl Wyckoff, music photographer. The judges’ criteria included vocal talent, stage presence and crowd response. Local radio personality Michele Fisher was the evening’s emcee. For more information on events and happenings at Sugar Land Town Square, visit www. sugarlandtownsquare.com.

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assessment and will seek extensive public input on that as well as the long range re-zoning plan. Bumpy road for Elementary #46 The past year has been rocky for the district regarding Elementary School #46. A complaint filed a year ago by Sugar Land resident Nancy Dunham, accused Trustee Bruce Albright of violating the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA). Albright was accused of making a motion to include a vote on the new elementary school without adequate public notice prior to the meeting. On June 11, 2012, the BOT was discussing four re-zoning proposals by the Building

Utilization Committee, The BUC proposals had originally included the August 2014 opening date of Elementary School #46 but the new school was not included in the June 11 agenda. When Board President Jim Rice asked for a motion to approve the four re-zoning proposals, Albright made a motion to amend the plan to include the opening date of Elementary School #46. The amended measure passed 4-3. Even though Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey declined to pursue the TOMA complaint, Fort Bend ISD decided to negate the June 2012 vote. The district put the proposed re-zoning and opening of elementary school No. 46 as two separate items on the August 13, 2012 agenda. The August

vote on Elementary School #46 was unanimous. Parents vent on Facebook Fort Bend ISD parents who support a long rage re-zoning plan and parents who are upset that Elementary School #46 will not open next August, have been venting on the FBISD Concerns Facebook page. "If FBISD considers the way to deal with overcrowding is stuffing kids into portable classrooms, feeding them lunch at 9 in the morning or bussing kids all over town, we won't be considered competition for long to neighboring districts," one parent wrote. After some parents complained on Facebook that they had bought homes in Aliana because of the promise of a new school,

another parent wrote, "It is not the responsibility of the taxpayers to provide amenities to a planned development. We should build schools based on need." In recent days, Trustee Bruce Albright has formed a Facebook page called Fort Bend ISD Real Deal to counter some of the views expressed on the FBISD Concerns page. In particular, Albright has been sparring with parent Kris Allfrey who has criticized Albright's amended vote on Elementary School #46 last June and his support of the iAchieve initiative. The board's next meeting is July 8. Some parents on the FBISD Concerns page are hoping to push for an expanded re-zoning plan to include middle schools and high schools.

Signs of I-69 in Fort Bend County more than placards Commissioner Patterson said “the Alliance for I-69 Texas, a coalition of cities, counties, port authorities in a press release about the and community leaders, and its NAFTA corridor that starts in member Mayors and County three areas of the state’s southern leaders, has been crucial to Fort tip at and near the Rio Grande Bend County being able to spur running through a portion of Fort growth with I-69.” Bend County. I-69, generally Nicknamed the NAFTA following U.S. 59, will enter Fort Bend near Kendleton and continue Superhighway, I-69 is intended its path north bound crossing into to help trade with Canada and Mexico spurred by the North Harris County. American Free Trade Agreement, “Our County prioritizes hence the name NAFTA. I-69 is mobility projects, and it shows,” considered a strategic corridor to said Commissioner James the state’s $1.4 trillion economy Patterson, Fort Bend County, and it is expected to provide jobs Precinct 4, also commending and growth adding to the total the Texas Department of Transportation for expanding U.S. assessed value of the state due to a tie-in with international trade. 59 west of the Grand Parkway. I-69, continued from page 1

Also, it could attract businesses that may want to move products within the state and to other parts of the nation. Due to its proximity to seaports, I-69 is further being seen as a vital artery for exporting Texas products, and with Fort Bend so close to seaports, this may continue the developing business trend here. Reportedly, a total of 186 miles of Texas freeways have been converted to I-69 and its connectors in the past two years. Locally, construction for two segments of the new I-69 in Fort Bend County will soon go to bid, specifically Spur 10 to FM 762 in the fourth quarter of this year; and FM 762 to SH 99 will have

a construction bid expected to be awarded the first quarter of next year. One of the I-69 segments, FM 762 to SH 99/the Grand Parkway, will be eight lanes and also have feeder roads, and the other, FM 762 to Spur 10, will consist of six main lanes plus the feeder roads. “Fort Bend County and regional leaders will continue to work with state and federal authorities on ways to keep our county moving ahead of the curve,” said Wiley. On the state scene, the Texas Department of Transportation anticipates $742 million in funded I-69 route projects to be completed over the next few years.

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Services (CPS ) alleging a child pornography ring at one house as well as accusations of prostitution. At the time of trial prosecutor Amanda Bolin said, “For nearly a year, the complainant, as well as other neighbors, lost their ability to live in peace and in privacy due to Elisa Wilson’s actions. The jury sent a clear message that this type of harassing, annoying and offensive behavior constituted a crime and that it will not be tolerated in Fort Bend County.” After her conviction, Wilson was sentenced to a one-year probation, pay a $500 fine, attend anger management classes, and perform 100 hours of community

service. Further Bolin said, “She (Wilson) must also undergo psychological evaluation and has been ordered to have no further contact with her victim or any of the families previously harassed.” On May 9, 2013, all that changed. In a ruling the 1st Court of Appeals reversed the trial court and acquitted Ms. Wilson. In a published opinion the court said, “Wilson left just two of the six messages over a 30-day period— on August 31, 2009 and September 5, 2009. Both specifically related to Bailey’s driveway construction project. In the second message, Wilson reported that she saw cement in the gutters that needed to be cleaned up. Bailey testified that a mixture of dust from the cement

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Fort Bend County says 'No' to  Social media monitoring software County Judge Bob Hebert has terminated consideration of the acquisition of Social Media Intelligence Gathering Software for emergency management purposes originally presented on the May 7, 2013 Commissioners Court Agenda. The purchase of the SwiftRiver-2011 software is a regional project coordinated by the Houston Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) of which Fort Bend County is a

part.  The software uses ‘trend monitoring’ of alert words (key words) across multiple online channels; including social media, photo sharing sites, and traditional online news sources, to gather ‘realtime’ open source information in emergency situations.  Fort Bend County was to purchase the software for the Houston region in order to enhance response capabilities in emergency situations

utilizing the information gathered from these public sources. Due to the rapidly approaching deadline for the depletion of grant funding for this software, the time needed to research questions about the ability of the software to be used for malicious purpose is not available. Judge Hebert commented, "While I believe this software is safe, given the current federal government

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disclosures of their waiver of personal privacy rights in digital communications and the lack of sufficient time to investigate the uncertainties regarding possible future modifications of this software, I have decided to pull this request from the June 11 agenda which effectively terminates Fort Bend County's consideration of the matter due to established grant deadlines applicable to the purchase.”

Skeeters extended lead to 2 ½ games with 5-3 win On Monday the Skeeters began a seven-game road trip, with the first of four against the Bridgeport Bluefish that began with a 5-3 game one win. The Skeeters jumped in front first, getting two runs in the second on a Kevin Rios double and added another run

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Bryan Douglas Stoltenberg, Deceased, were issued on April 22, 2013, in the Docket No. 13-CPR-025534, pending in the County Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, to Laura Jane Stoltenberg.

Copies of the bidding documents may be obtained from www.CivcastUSA.com. Bidders must register on this website in order to view and/or download specifications and plans for this project. There is NO charge to view or download documents.

The residence of Laura Jane Stoltenberg is in Fort Bend County, Texas; the post office address is:

6335 Gulfton, Suite 100 Houston, Texas 77081-1169

Laura Jane Stoltenberg 4106 Monarch Dr. Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Bidding documents may be examined at the above location without charge in the office of Jones & Carter, Inc. Construction Division. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive all defects and irregularities in bidding or bidding process except time of submitting a Bid. The Successful Bidder, if any, will be the responsible Bidder which in the Board’s judgment will be most advantageous to the District and result in the best and most economical completion of the Project. FORT BEND COUNTY WC&ID NO. 2

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. DATED the 10th day of May, 2013 By: Deborah J Bullion Attorney for the Estate


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Mayor Leonard Scarcella spoke to the committee and were in support of the addition he does not see the "value" of homes to the Promenade from additional homes. There subdivision. Carl Stephens, are no city property taxes in owner of Westin Homes (and Stafford and the difference one of the five), reminded the between Primary Corridor and committee that this land has SFR would effect Stafford's been vacant since 1969. John bottom line. "For the City to Rose, past City Councilmember relinquish prime real estate is and current Stafford business taking a major step down the owner, said that "all the wrong path," the Mayor said. residents he's spoken to are "The City has invested over in favor of the change to SFR 100 million to enhance and improve the area. We did not because it brings more value do this to entice homebuilders." to Stafford." Residents also mentioned that SMSD would The counter-point made by benefit from the homes, and homebuilder Stevens was that that currently, there are "enough commercial businesses would vacant commercial buildings not open in the subdivision in Stafford" to handle new because of limited visibility businesses. and access from the major highways. The committee vote was 4 to 2 against, and the FORT BEND was denied. There is DRIVING SCHOOL request another chance for Promenade's Serving the students of subdivision at Wednesday's Fort Bend for over 25 years (6/19) Stafford City Council FortBendDrivingSchool.com meeting. ZONING, continued from page 1

at his parent’s house waiting for the po-po to arrive. From X’s sequestered vantage point he could give responding deputies a play by play of his intended attacker’s behavior. Eventually the sheriff’s cavalry arrived out on Bronco Road only to learn ....it was stupid teen antics. Yep, that was after the posse was all over the area and that Hummer fleeing the scene. According to authorities, this case resulted in no action because it was domestic violence and no prosecution was desired. Really? Cops blow up the roads across Fort Bend County on a murder for hire call from a terrified victim; risking the lives of the officers, the traveling public, and taxpayer’s equipment, only to say… never mind its stupid kid stuff. Heck we’ll give ya’ Stupid Kid Stuff alright – how about some consequences for these punks? They’re all over 18. Next time this princess and her hooligans pull a stunt like this someone might really get hurt. Terrorism and threats are still domestic violence – X or not.

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Sugar Land Infrastructure Update with City Manager Allen Bogard The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host Sugar Land Infrastructure Update on Thursday, June 27, with City Manager Allen Bogard. The breakfast will be held at The Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, from 7:30 – 9:00 AM. The presenting sponsorship has generously been provided by Republic Services and event is underwritten by Aviles Engineering, Inc. Bogard has been with the City of Sugar Land for over 18 years and has served as city manager since 2001. Since becoming city manager in Sugar Land, his leadership as the organization works to implement the city council’s vision for Sugar Land has contributed to the

deputies that Kruthaupt was swimming laps in the pool and reportedly attempted to swim the length of the pool underwater. “Lifeguards saw him surface and he began floating and they (lifeguards) immediately dragged him out of the pool and began conducting CPR,” said Haenel. Haenel said that no foul play was expected, however an autopsy was ordered. According to social media, Dustin Kruthaupt was a 2013 graduate of Seven Lakes High School who was actively involved in football and theatre. Kruthaupt was scheduled to attend the University of Alabama in the fall. He is survived by ROSENBERG,, continued from page 1 his parents Nick and Diane Kruthaupt and two older brothers. The family resides in Cross build. He spoke Spanish Creek Ranch. in a deep voice and was armed with a full sized black automatic pistol. He was

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SELECTING SPECIFIC DAYS OF THE WEEK!” He further said he can select every day, every two days, every three days, etc.” His concern at this point has to do with not replacing “my sprinkler controller just so I can

choose specific days of the week to water.” He may just have to resort to manual sprinklers… maybe. The city recommends that irrigation systems be operated manually. It states that automated irrigation systems can use more water than the plants actually need. Also, the city indicates that manual operation

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Many VIPs at new restaurant in town There’s another first on the books for the City of Sugar Land, and this week it’s the opening of Tucanos Brazilian Grill over at First Colony Mall.  Jacquie Chaumette, Dennis Parmer, Lucia Street, Doug and Susie Goff, Amy Mitchell, Doug Earle, Bridget Yeung…they were there, and many other VIPs welcoming

the new restaurant this Monday.  It’s the 8th in the U.S. owned by a Coloradobased company.  The others are in Albuquerque, Boise, Colorado Springs, Newport News (that’s in Virginia), Provo and Salt Lake City in Utah, and St. Charles. The fun, tropical atmosphere felt in part like a Brazilian carnival celebration, and the food was also as eventful with a parade of salads, never ending meats and other delights!  Chris Hill, formerly with the Skeeters and now a Strategic Enterprises Executive Director at MMI, which helped promote the event, greeted guests along with other restaurant principals. A novel touch at this restaurant opening were the charity voting ballots placed at each table.  Fort Bend Family Promise, the Fort Bend Education Foundation, and the Fort Bend Junior Service League will probably soon find out which will have received the most votes as they may each get a funding hand from the new restaurant company.  Voting, but the way, is still open until July 11th and can be done on the restaurant’s website.  Got samba?  Sugar Land now does!

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Bring your e-reader questions to Sugar Land Branch Library Do you have a new Kindle or Nook™, but you’re not sure how to use it? Are you shopping for a mobile reading device, and would like more information on the different options? Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library will have E-Reader Questionand-Answer sessions every Tuesday in July, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm, in the Conference Room of the library,

located at 550 Eldridge. Library staff will be available at these come-and-go sessions to answer questions about different types of e-readers, using the library’s online digital library, and downloading e-books. The sessions are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2140 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Music in the Plaza There will be music in the Plaza, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by 33 & 1/3 RPM! This local favorite will be performing a variety of classic rock, pop and R&B hits!

SATURDAY/SUNDAY JUNE 22, 23

Emergency radio communications Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Communications to host emergency radio communications demonstration Sat., 6/22 & Sun. 6/23, 1 p.m., both days, Richmond Fire Training Field, 260 Clay Road, Richmond. BBQ available 4-6 p.m., on Saturday. Open to public. Info at 713-502-5896.

MONDAY, JUNE 24

Flood insurance special meeting Learn how your property may be impacted by new changes to FEMA’s Flood Insurance Program Special Guest Speaker:Carl Watts FEMA, Region 6 Monday, June 24, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., U of H Sugar Land - Brazos Hall, 14004 University Blvd. Light breakfast will be served Seating limited. Call Perri D’Armond at 281-340-1906 or email pdar-

mond@fortbendcounty.org Sponsored by the Greater Fort Bend EDC. Hurricane preparedness & homeowner insurance seminar The Teal Run HOA is sponsoring a Hurricane Preparedness and Homeowner Insurance seminar for the subdivision, Teal Run, and its neighboring communities. This event will be presented by the Texas Department of Insurance, Monday, June 24, 6:00 p.m., at M. R. Massey Administration Building, 1570 Rabb Road, Fresno. This event is intended to inform residents on how to protect their assets and prepare their homes for hurricane season. Please R.S.V.P to RegisterNowFresnoTX@ gmail.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Dancing Under the Stars Break out your dancing shoes and head to the Plaza for Dancing Under The Stars, 7:30-9 p.m. The professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be on-hand to teach you all of the right moves! Social Security benefits seminar Need help with medicare insurance: Part B; Part D costs; deductibles; & donut hole? A free seminar will be held Friday, June 28, George Memorial Library, Main Room, 1001 Golfview Dr., Richmond, 10 a.m. Call 281-743-2543 for more information.

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Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com. 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 www. recovery-is-possible.com. Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@ reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005.

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Family CERT day camp Ft. Bend Co. Family CERT Day Camp is a free fun, interactive, hands-on 5 day course designed to prepare your family to respond to disasters & emergencies. Ages 10 & up welcome. Camp 1 July 8-12; Camp 2 July 15-19. For more info call 281-238-3428.

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29th Annual Commercial Heifer Sale Fort Bend County Fair 29th Annual Commercial Heifer sale will be held Saturday, September 28, Beef Cattle Clinic registration 9:00 a.m.; Beef Cattle Clinic 9:30 a.m.; Commercial Heifer Viewing 11:00 a.m.; Heifer Auction Reception 12:00 Noon; Sale begins at 1:00 p.m.; Heifer to be picked up Sunday, Sept 29, 8:30 am – 10 am.


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Cannon Visser reigns as Mr. June 2013. Hope for Three, a Fort Bendbased nonprofit whose mission is to raise community awareness and provide assistance to families with children on the autism spectrum, is now accepting photos for the highly anticipated 2014 calendar “The Many Faces of Autism”.

The calendar features an extraordinary compilation of unique children on the autism spectrum. The contest, in its third year, is one way Hope for Three raises funds to provide lifechanging therapies and supports to children living with autism.

100% of the funds generated from the sale of this calendar benefit families in need of assistance. The official rules are available online at http:// hopeforthree.org/photo-calendarcontest/ or by calling 800-3170787. There is no cost to enter. 2014 calendar cover winner awarded $250. Monthly winners awarded a complimentary calendar. Autism is the leading development disability in the U.S. today. A recent parental study by the CDC indicates “1 in 50 school-age children are now diagnosed on the spectrum”. Studies also show that autism is three to four times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States today. By way of comparison, this is more children than are affected by AIDS, cancer and diabetes combined.

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