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Runoff recount in Sugar Land council District 3 race brings up need to examine voter registration

By Elsa Maxey Fort Bend County Elections The recent runoff race in Sugar Administrator John Oldham said Land has opened up the need to this is the City of Sugar Land’s take a serious look at voter regis- recount and his office is providing tration on the part of the elector- support. ate, those of us voting. Gundermann told the "Star", The petitioned recount for the “If the recount changes the numJune 11 runoff election ber of votes, regardless results is not anything of change in the outnew for voters in this come, there will be a area. Howard Paul lost canvass of the recount to Amy Mitchell for the using the Recount District 3 council seat, Committee report,” according to the unofwhich she said will take ficial numbers reported place on June 28 at a Amy Mitchell after the election, 790 to scheduled city council 791, just one vote differmeeting. The Recount ence giving credence to Committee consists of the adage that every vote the recount supervisor, counts. But, the votes who is Mayor James are not considered final Thompson or his desiguntil they are canvassed. nee; each candidate, also This Tuesday, the Sugar each with two represenLand City Council was tatives; and the custodian Howard Paul to have done it to declare of the ballots, Oldham. a winner, who cannot be seated. According to Oldham, the comThere’s a pending recount. mittee will only do a recount Paul petitioned for the and not make any determination recount on June 15, according on valid or rejected ballots.This to Sugar Land City Secretary has been already done by another Glenda Gundermann. She said committee. the recount is scheduled for Last week, Oldham said today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. at there were three overseas balthe Fort Bend County Election lots received, two of them mailed Administration Office, 4520 together from Taiwan and another Reading Road in Rosenberg. See ALDERMAN, page 9

Impact A Hero Weekend set a new record of over $825,000 in donations, sponsorships and participation. Impact A Hero supports severely wounded veterans returning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and their families.This year, Impact A Hero had more than 2,100 runners, including 50 wounded heroes and their families. Houston Texans Head football Coach Gary Kubiak and several of his coaches participated with our wounded heroes. The Mayor of Sugar Land, James Thompson, honored and presented each veteran with a proclamation from the City of Sugar Land. Shown are some of our heroes and celebrities at the event. Visit www.impactahero.org for more details.

Wanted: water for dry Missouri City lakes By Elsa Maxey For some residents of Quail Valley, the topic of water brings up some of the continuing drying lakes at the city-owned golf course in Missouri City, which are now more waterless than when they were first taking notice about two months ago. At this point, several residents are saying they are not satisfied with what they say is the city’s attitude of “pray for rain” and live with it until then. After all, they maintain that the $17 million bond referendum voters passed was to purchase and improve the golf course property, but somehow it did not

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Fort Bend ISD now accepting out-of-district for K-12 students By Elsa Maxey The Fort Bend Independent School District is hoping to generate $1 million by enrolling about 200 students with the expansion of an inter-district transfer program. The school district says this is a conservative estimate based on undetermined funding formulas by the State. Between now through July 15, FBISD is accepting applications for K-12 out-of-district students to attend school at any open campus in its school district. Applicants, however, must meet certain admission requirements

and provide their own transportation. Fort Bend ISD first allowed students who did not reside in the district to enroll for the school year, 2010 -11, the one that just ended. These were the children of non-resident employees, who took advantage of the enrollment option, said Communications Director Nancy Porter. The revenue gain to FBISD totaled $724,280. Just last month, the district’s trustees adopted revisions to allow any K-12 non-resident student, who can qualify in accor-

dance with their guidelines, to enroll in a school designated by the Department of School Administration as “open,” which means having space available. “Fort Bend ISD is exploring opportunities to increase revenue and decrease costs while maintaining its reputation for providing quality instructional programs that its communities have come to expect,” said Porter. For more information, visit fortbendisd on the “Bring a Friend to Fort Bend” link or call 281634-1729. The upcoming school year starts on Monday, Aug. 22.

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take into account the possibility of dried up lakes. What they are really saying is that the city’s intention to impact the property values with the purchase of the golf course may have not been enough. That’s because they maintain the drying lakes are having an adverse impact on the value of their residential property, countering the very reason for the golf course property purchase. City spokesperson Barbara Brescian told the "Star" that no golf course lakes are maintained using effluent water, that’s recycled treated water, and that it is only used for golf course irrigation. So, to fill the lake, the almost 16.5 acre Kiamesha Lake, with effluent water from the golf course irrigation system, “This would be accomplished by making modifications to the lake and applying for a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality permit, which would require installation of a 2-foot clay liner,” at a cost of $875,000. Already the city has passed on this information to residents. The city also said that a plastic liner meeting certain criteria would cost the same or slightly more than a clay liner. So why wasn’t there a “fix” factored into that $17 million bond package that included golf course

improvements? The city states that the majority of the lakes were created in the 1970s, it purchased the golf property in 2008, and at the time of the bond election in 2008, the lakes had water. “This is not a situation we could have predicted,” said Brescian of the worst drought in Texas in more than 40 years. According to the city, for over

Women working their way down the Wal-Mart line By LeaAnne Klentzman A couple of women were caught on camera working their way down the cashier line scoping up cash as they went. Richmond Police asking for the public’s help in identifying the two women who slipped over

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Sheriff’s pursuit ends in double fatality By LeaAnne Klentzman The early morning police chase of a motorcycle ended in a double fatality accident when the driver of the motorcycle lost control and crashed, killing himself and his passenger. Early last Thursday morning, shortly after 2 a.m., Sheriff’s Patrol Sergeant David Clary attempted to stop a motorcycle for speeding and an obscured license plate; both traffic viola-

tions. According to authorities, when the biker pulled to the side of the road near US 59 and TX 99, he stopped, then before the sergeant could get out of his car, the driver took off, traveling at a high rate of speed with a female passenger behind him on the bike. The sergeant gave chase. The pursuit traveled at speeds up to 100 mph northbound on US 59, said Fort Bend sheriff’s spokesperson Bob Haenel. The

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Fort Bend Theatre presents A Year with Frog and Toad performing now-June 26, on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm at 2815 N. Main St in Stafford. Frog (Jenna Penick), Toad (Michael Hill) and Friends (Top Row from L-R: Elizabeth Hill, Keri StClair, Kaelin Meck, Monica Dooley, Bottom Row: Amy Schneider, Isabella Gandara, Brooke Middleton, Brianna Middleton, Trinity Hardy) are enjoying Toad’s freshly baked cookies. Tickets are available online at www.fortbendtheatre.com and are only $8. For more information, please call 281-208-3333.

20 years concerns have been raised about lake levels and there was even a study done in 2009 that concludes that lakes without a steady water supply will experience a fluctuation of water levels and not remain full all of the time. Increased reliability of ponds, it said, can be accomplished by several means including reducing See WANTED, page 9

By Elsa Maxey Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 (Fort Bend WCID No. 1), created in 1930, will no longer exist. The Sugar Land City Council approved its dissolution this month, but not without first securing its water rights, and it will also get the money the water district had in its accounts. Both the city and the Fort Bend County WCID No. 1 worked

together to have state legislation passed during this past session in Austin allowing for the water district to be dissolved, and having the water rights and assets, $305,000, transferred to Sugar Land. The money will go into a Surface Water Fund, according to the city. The city will now assume the water district’s functions relating to water management for about See WATER DIST. #1, page 9

bike exited US 59 onto the Sam Houston Tollway headed west. The biker and his passenger flew westbound on the flyover and continued toward west Houston at breakneck speed. The driver of the bike, Esteven Cardona, 31 of Needville, lost control and rear See SHERIFF’S, page 9

The prickliness in Porcupine By LeaAnne Klentzman Just a couple of weeks ago we told you about Lucas New Holy getting convict- CRIMINAL ed for beating OF THE WEEK a man with a baseball bat in Porcupine, South Dakota. Well, seems the Federal prosecutors stay r-e-e-eal busy up there because, it has happened again, this time in Porcupine, North Dakota - whoda’ thunk it? According to the FBI, US Attorney in Bismarck has announced that Elmer Flying See PORCUPINE, page 9

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more information call 713.314.1313 or visit alz.org/texas JUNE 23 Intro computer classes begin Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Avenue, Stafford, will present free, introductory computer classes this month on using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-491-8086, or by visiting the library.

A celebration & roast of a statesman This celebration honors Mayor Joe Guerky for his 16 years of service for the city of Rosenberg. It will be held Thursday, June 23, Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. Individual tickets $50 or reserved table for 10 $500. All proceeds benefit Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. For more info, tickets, or donations, call 281-342-5926 or 281633-7057. JUNE 24 Music in the Plaza Sugar Land Town Square, in the plaza, Friday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., will hear local teen pop sensation as Sophi performs a free concert in the Plaza. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.

JUNE 25 Opry on the Square Come out and enjoy Country Now and Then, at Sugar Land Town Square, Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring Top 40 and Classic Country Hits, a combination sure to please all ages. JUNE 28 Understanding Medication Management Join the Alzheimer’s Association for a free community education program, Understanding Medication Management, Tuesday, June 28, 11:00am, First United Methodist Church Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd. For more information call 713.314.1313 or visit www.alz.org/texas. Program addresses Alzheimer’s disease Are you or someone you love deal-

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Fort Bend County restricts certain fireworks Fort Bend County Commissioners passed an “Order Prohibiting the Sale and Use of Restricted Fireworks today in court. The order prohibits certain fireworks from being sold and/or used in the unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County and was initiated from the drought conditions that are being experienced across the region. The order specifically prohibits

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Still looking for Car 54..... When I was complaining last week about the county sheriff’s office using Visual Data Terminals to dispatch calls, I didn’t know that Gov. Good Hair-who-maybewants-to-be-president would veto a bill making texting illegal. The Gov. vetoed the bill claiming it was “a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults.” As far as I know, most laws are “a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults.” And I guess the Gov. forgot about the edict he issued several years ago requiring all pre-teen girls to take a drug being pushed by one

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Political correctness amok By: Naren Patel The recent City of Sugar Land run-off election revealed the true spirit of the democratic process. Good hearted Americans are fair and considerate and it is this spirit of kindness that has made this country a better place. Unfortunately, in the case of one of the City of Sugar Land council runoff elections the process of

“making sausage” became fairly unsettling. When elected officials choose sides based upon their unsupported belief that one candidate is being victimized by another, without proof thereof, it creates an even larger problem. Unintentionally, the rush to engage in political correctness to assist one candidate unfairly

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 E3 Barett Clement, USCG Capt. Joseph DeWitt, U.S. Army 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

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leads the public to turn away from the other candidate. That holds true for all office holders who sometimes position themselves in a politically convenient stance with a limited review of the facts. With the best of intentions the elected official can cause seriously negative repercussions for a candidate who was playing fair all along. Let us hope our leaders and media will carefully study the history and mindset of the people they serve. In a rush to be politically correct, they should refrain from attending to only the loudest screams and most vigorous opposition. A fair unbiased response from those in leadership positions should be just that, and not carry undertones of ambiguous support. Furthermore, it is hoped that members of our community will put the best interests of this nation first and will help us defend our liberty and freedom from enemies at home and abroad. Let us hope this spirit of fairness will encourage all immigrants to honor the Constitution and democratic values of America. It’s all about the red, white and blue! While this was just a democratic process in a fast-growing small city, it had far reaching implications. And that’s why there was a lot at stake in this election!

Entertainment line-up set for Sugar Land’s 26th Annual Red, White & Bluefest The City of Sugar Land’s 26th annual Red White and Bluefest will set the skies ablaze over Oyster Creek Park on Monday, July 4, from 5-10 p.m. Celebrate America’s 235th birthday with family, friends and fellow residents while enjoying new main stage performances, delicious county fair-type goodies and numerous children’s activities. The main stage will showcase electrifying performances by the always engaging band Midstream and young artists Savannah Berry and Kathryn Hallberg, who will perform at a Sugar Land event for the first time. Also on the main stage will be a historical musical quartet with professional actors portraying characters such as Betsy Ross, Paul Revere and George and Martha Washington. Activities specifically for kids are planned on the Whole Foods Market children’s stage which will be programmed with breathtaking reptile shows, amusing and sometimes comedic magic shows and vibrant cultural performances by the Fort Bend Chinese American Association. Children’s activities will also include balloon artists, stick-on tattoo parlors and carnival games with prize giveaways. Throughout the day, unicyclists, jugglers and pantomime artists will interact with the

officer to prove he can’t be bought with lunch or a pat on the back. If he will bring the case on the County Attorney’s investigator to the grand jury, why won’t he do the same on the chief deputy? I guess you can just take so much heat at one time. Yes, Virginia, almost anyone can vote....Many years ago while serving as a voter registrar, I noticed that anyone could sign up for a voter registration card by simply checking a box that they were a citizen. I was appalled and haven’t been able to understand why some of our politicians have been insisting for the past few

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crowd. In the spirit of traditional Fourth of July picnics, refreshment booths will offer treats such as BBQ sandwiches, sausage on sticks, hot dogs, nachos, cotton candy, juicy pickles, sugary funnel cakes, snow cones and ice pops to cool everyone down as they await the grand finale. These mouth-watering treats, along with water and sodas, will be available for sale at a minimal cost throughout the event. This year’s Red White and Bluefest will be hosted by Houston’s 106.9 The Zone, who are partnering with Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, to offer a chance to win a vacation trip to the Bahamas and other surprises. Be sure not to miss the silent auction booth for an opportunity to bid on a one-ofa-kind work of art by the famous artist Bernar Venet, whose monumental sculptures are installed throughout Oyster Creek Park. The day will close with a 15 minute spectacular fireworks show that will make the sky sparkle with magic and majesty. This year’s state-of-the-art fireworks finale will include some new surprises and high-tech upgrades not to be missed. A free shuttle service will be provided from Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd., to Oyster Creek Park, 4033 State Highway 6 South, from 4:30-

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In the summertime, some of us dread the prospect of baring our feet due to toenail fungus issues. The affected nails turn yellow, and the ensuing infection causes the nails to thicken. Ultimately, the fungus may cause the nails to separate from their nail beds. The results are unsightly and cause discomfort. This fungal condition thrives in damp environments and is easily transmitted to others. Topical treatments have limited success in addressing toenail fungal infections. Taking preventative measures is advised. Nails should be kept clean and dry. It is recommended to wear natural fiber socks and shoes that provide ventilation and encourage the evaporation of perspiration. Foot protection should be worn in locker rooms and public showers. Are you suffering from toenail fungus or other foot problems? Don’t hide behind these five dangerous words—maybe it will go away. Feet are vulnerable and prone to complaints, but most problems don’t just disappear on their own. We can treat them effectively with medication, surgery, or other, less invasive procedures such as exercise. Don’t take your feet for granted. Call us at 281-980-3668. We’re located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment. Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: Individuals with circulatory problems are more prone to fungal infections.

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may hold valid voting certificates (the ballots haven’t been opened). It seems that citizenship is a federal question while voting is a state question. It also seems this is the question that should be addressed rather than photo IDs. We have really no way of knowing if a large number of those voting in any election are really citizens of the United States. B.K. Carter is the owner/publisher of the Fort Bend/Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar.com.

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Voluntary watering schedules encouraged in Sugar Land By Elsa Maxey In the name of water conservation during this record breaking drought to reduce peak demand and total water consumption, the City of Sugar Land is asking residents to water their lawns by voluntarily abiding to a schedule. Homeowners with even numbered addresses, like 624 Good Street, are asked to water on even numbered days of the month from 8 p.m. to midnight. Those with

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majority is obviously irrigation, particularly in Telfair and First Colony,” which could be HOA related. Sugar Land’s Water Resources Manager Colleen Spencer said, “While the City has ample water supply, even in drought conditions, voluntary water conservation measures can greatly reduce the demand at peak times during the day.” She also said that getting ahead of drought conditions with voluntary conservation reduces the likelihood of initiating the city’s Drought Contingency Plan, which may be implemented as the city monitors water consumption and determines that additional measures may be needed. Sugar Land’s helpful water conservation tips include setting a lawn mower’s blades for a two to three inch lawn and recommends

leaving the grass clippings and covering bare ground with mulch. The city asks residents to: -Check sprinkler heads, valves and drip emitters monthly. Make sure heads are aimed correctly, and immediately repair broken heads. • Use a broom to clear pavement. • Use a hose spray nozzle with a shutoff handle to stop water flow. • Create a water-efficient landscape by using drought-resistant and native plants. • Repair leaks • Run faucets only when using them • Install water-efficient fixtures For more information on the voluntary irrigation schedule, call the Sugar Land Utilities Department, 281- 275.2450.

Sartartia MS holds 8th Annual Art Sale Sugar Land Chapter 4075 AARP celebrated their 25th Anniversary last Wednesday at the Senior Center, with a covered dish lunch and Kempner High students singing. Past Presidents that attended shown are: Leon Anhhaiser, Betty Daniels Tom Garguilo, Nadine Johnston, Agnes Chadick, and Pat Shannon. • Prefinished Engineered • Unfinished • Sand & Finished • Laminates • Staircase • Tile • Carpet • Insured

SMS Art Department has raised over $10,000.00 in the past 8 years with the sale of art and functional folk art. Brenda Tomasello and. Erica Hischke hunt for items that have the potential of being reworked by the student artists. The students turn a cast away items into a treasure. In addition to the reworking talents, the students also become master braiders and weavers. The whimsical masterpieces – footstools- are constructed from mostly recycled items. The focus is on the value of recycling in a world of throw away items. Through these projects, the stu-

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dents use problem solving skills to rework and reuse: a valuable resource for the students to learn. Also, this year you will have the opportunity to purchase one of a kind chess sets made from clay and one of a kind ceramic snack dishes. This year, the proceeds from this event was donated to Snowdrop Foundation. This foundation is dedicated to assisting patients and families at Texas Children’s Cancer Center through funding for continued research to eliminate childhood cancer and scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and survivors.

SL Recycling Center to expand services Enhanced services will begin at both City recycling centers in the next few weeks. The centers are being converted into “dual-stream systems,” meaning: • paper products and flattened card board will be placed in a green container; and • plastics numbered 1-5 and 7, metal and glass containers will be placed in a blue container. Both centers will now accept all colors of glass bottles and jars. Signs detailing items

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Sartartia Middle School recently held their 8th Annual art sale at Sugar Land Town Square and proceeds were donated to the Snowdrop Foundation. Shown left to right are: Erica Hischke, Brenda Tomasello, Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Kline, and Tom Thompson, Principal of Sartartia Middle School.

Help SLPD “Partner Against Crime” Sugar Land Police are seeing an increase in overnight, residential burglaries of vehicles. I-pods, cellular phones, GPS devices and other items left in vehicles created easy targets for criminals. Residents are leaving valuables in plain view, creating easy targets for criminals. It’s a “smash and grab” crime that occurs quickly and is often difficult for police officers to prevent. SLPD is utilizing several tools to prevent this crime, include targeted patrols, surveillance, cameras and volunteer citizen patrols. Many recent arrests have been the result of alert citizens who immediately call 911 to report suspicious activity, including people and vehicles that seem out of place. However, public education remains one of the most effective deterrents. SLPD needs citizens to “Partner Against Crime.” So what’s the answer? Simple -- do not leave valuables in vehicles. Sounds easy, but people are not getting the message. The following tips can help prevent vehicle burglaries: • Keep vehicles locked at all times. • When parked overnight, remove all valuables from vehicles. • If personal property must be left in a car, lock it in the trunk. Unfortunately, this option does not exist for pick-up trucks or SUVs. Thieves are aware that there is no secure place to store items in these types of vehicles. • Finally, before leaving a vehicle, take a second to look inside and make sure nothing is visible from the outside that could attract a thief.

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Stepping Up, new Clements High School Dance Director announced “Welcome back to Fort Bend Ms. Barth”, is what FBISD told her the day she was hired to be the Assistant Dance Director for the Clements High School Stars Dance Team back in 2009. Today Clements High School is proud to announce that Michelle Barth will be stepping up as the new Director for the Stars Dance Team. Ms. Barth was raised and educated right here in Fort Bend. She was a Dulles Doll for 3 years, 2 years as an officer, and top officer senior year under the direction of Angela Hayes. Barth then graduated from the University of Texas with a

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, majoring in Dance. Dancing 8 to 10 hours everyday the entire time away at school, representing UT as a member of the Dance Dept. Company, Dance Repertory Theatre, Ears & Feet, Student Exhibit of Experimental Dance, and worked for the Ballet Austin Company in summer camps where she doubled as a RA. Simultaneously Ms. Barth balanced her studies, and duties as an elected representative in Student Government on campus. Upon graduating from UT, Barth began her teaching career with 2 prominent dance studios

in the Austin area, Tapestry Dance Academy, and Fusion. Tapestry requires that its’ students be proficient in all styles

of dance, therefore the instructors must be masterful. Barth instructed the company girls while at Fusion, and worked

for Star Power National Dance Convention as presenter, organizer, and judge. She also participated in the New York City Dance Alliance Convention. “I was taught that striving for

excellence is a daily endeavor”, states Barth. “I am so proud to be part of this quality organization. And look forward to continuing the Stars’ excellence for many years to come”.

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MISSOURI CITY

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Quail Valley Exchange Club awards scholarships Every year, the Quail Valley Exchange Club awards multiple scholarships to area High School Seniors that are destined for col-

lege and are in need of assistance. “These students must be solid academically, but more emphasis is placed upon their having

overcome significant challenges were Matthew Price, Faith Joseph, to emerge as students of outstand- Melina Sitaras, Kayla Thornton ing character and citizenship,” Amber Cogan, Allison Green, said Bob Mayo, who chairs the Darius Dillard, Khloe Thibadeau program.” and Jamarcus Thompson. “This year, the Exchange Club In addition to providing these provided $22,000 in scholar- scholarships, The Exchange Club ships. To identify these scholars makes annual donations and supan interview team visits the five ports programs for CASA, the area high schools serving students Escape Center, Fort Bend Human The Elkins Air Force JROTC from Missouri City” – Elkins, Needs and provides for economiunit is led by Captain Hunter Dulles, Hightower, Marshall and cally disadvantaged students and J. Channell, USAF (Retired), Willowridge. This year’s winners families at Christmas time. and Master Sergeant Rodney Whitaker. The objectives of the JROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Enrollment is open to all young people who are in the 9th grade or higher, physically fit, and are citizens or nationals of the United States. Quail Valley Exchange Club 2011 Scholarship Winners: (l to r) Matthew Price, Faith Joseph, Melina Sitaras, Kayla Thornton, Amber Cogan, Allison Green, Darius Dillard, Khloe Thibadeau and Jamarcus Thompson.

Elkins HS receives recognition from United States Air Force Elkins High School’s Air Force JROTC Unit (TX-932) was selected as one of 174 units, from more than 800, to receive the 2010-2011 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award, presented by the Air Force JROTC Headquarters on behalf of the U.S. Air Force. The award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, and have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community, while meeting the Air Force JROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.

Local students named to Dean’s List at Texas State University Texas State University-San Marcos has announced that the following students have been named to the dean's list for the Spring 2011 semester: Laura E Engells, and Tiffany A Ly, residents of Missouri City; *Kelly Danielle Schnarr, Margaret A Sinclair, Meredith A Smith, and Taylor Rene Wood, residents of Stafford.

Texas State is a doctoral granting university located in the Austin-San Antonio corridor on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. With an enrollment of 32,586 students, it is the largest campus in the Texas State University System and has been named one of America's Best Value Colleges by the Princeton Review.

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QV Proud Hotline WE NEED A “DRIVE THROUGH” POSTAL “DROP” BOX. At Missouri City Carrier Annex (Hwy 6 @ Glenn Lakes) (3701 Glenn Lakes, Missouri City, Texas 77459-9998 I suggest everyone contact our Representative, Pete Olson EMAIL? https://forms.house. gov/olson/contact-form.shtmi LETTERS? Congressman Pete Olson, 1650 Highway 6, Suite 150, Sugar Land, Texas 77477. FRUSTRATED? For mal functioning traffic lights, unable to reach a shopping strip on highway 6 or you continue to see a violation of a deed restriction/city ordinance? Pick up a phone and report it. IMPORTANT!!! Turn in a report ASAP. Which means the “first time” you see a violation or a non working traffic light or a traffic issue. Don’t wait for someone else to do it. DROUGHT ISSUES? Water main lines cracking due to shifts caused by drought. Need more information? www.quailvalleyUD.org WHEN IS THE RAIN RETURNING? The word from the weather department: The “high” is still in place which prevents the rain clouds from coming past it into Texas. They do not expect this to change until the Fall (September or October). (UNLESS we have a hurricane.) QV ESPLANADE LANDSCAPING. Orange netting removed where irrigation installation completed. Enough shade at Hampton and El Dorado entrances to proceed with planting. Glenn Lakes has no shade cover so landscaping was “temporarily” postponed due to drought. ELDORADO BRIDGE REPLACEMENT. Time frame is 3 to 6 months. Pedestrian and cart bridge will be erected for use doing

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bridge construction. BIDS COMING IN. Bids are being reviewed for construction of the Tennis/Rec Center and Community Center/Pro Shop. Bids are higher than expected which may create changes to keep project on budget. Construction time may be increased to save dollars. QV GOLF COURSE? In May, had revenues of $285,000 and expenses of $230,000. 6137 rounds of golf played. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Email the PROUD HOTLINE at QVProud@aol.com. OR Phone/Fax 281-438-4714. SIGN UP FOR QUAIL VALLEY NEWS. Email your name/ address to: ViewsNewsList@aol.com

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COMMONWEALTH PARK – Wow a rare find. Sellers added >$60,000 garage apartment w/it own AC/Heater & water heater. The 5th bedrm & extra room dimentions are for the gar. apart.(the bedrm & living rm). It has a open concept kit. w/2 burner elec. range, sink w/ window & under cabinet refrig., counter & cabinet space. Full bath & 2 walkin closets. Could also be a great home office or gameroom & media room. The main house has a Lg.upgraded island kit.new(4/11)appl.,granite counters,h ardwoods,2’’blinds,wet bar, gateddrive $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3819SM)

COMMONWEALTH PARK – Lovely well maintained 4/3.5/2det. plus study Perry home w/grand brick column entry. 9’ceilings on first floor. Soaring 2 story foyer. Bamboo wood floors. Large tiled island kitchen. Spacious master suite w/a view of the wooded back yard which includes a stately pecan tree! Huge master bath w/2 walk-in closets. Ex.lg. upstairs game room. No back yard neighbors. Slate patio. New roof (3/2011). Fresh int.paint & recent carpet. Ext. AC units ‘03. Water Heater ‘11. Located on a cul-de-sac street. $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3739SB)

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BRIDGEWATER – Gorgeous Home & View! Located on a Cul-de-Sac street, close to elementary school. Grand entrance w/extended marble floors leading to formals. Open kitchen concept to family room w/gas logged fireplace. French doors leading to sunroom/downstairs gameroom or study overlooking a sculpted sports pool/spa. Gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops. Recent Paint. Roof (2009) w/ridge vents,Hardiplank Siding. Sprinkler sys. Great Location! $325,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4819WC)

COMMONWEALTH PARK – Magnificant Grand 5/6 Bedroom Perry Home. Has 3 living and a study down. 6th bedrm could be 2nd study up or media room. Fabulous curb appeal with huge backyd/patio & room for a pool & play area. Backs to Greenbelt. Lg. island Kitchen w/Granite countertops & breakfast bar. Formals w/hardwoods. Wall of Built-ins in both studies & family rm. Panaramic View of landscaped backyard from master, family & breakfast room. 2’’ wood blinds thru-out. Updated A/C,Furnace,Water Heaters & Roof. Water softner $409,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM54SB)

COMMONWEALTH PARK – Fabulous Perry Home in desired neighborhood! Oversized grand entry!Open concept floorplan. Large spacious formals w/double crown molding & custom drapes. Family w/ open Kitchen concept. Fam. rm w/surround sound. Kitchen w/tons of cabinets & rich granite countertops & built-in desk. Refrig./Washer/Dryer & Freezer stay. Lg. utility rm. Oversize master bedrm. w/plenty of room for a sitting area. Exec. master bath w/6ft. whirlpool tub & sep. shower. His & hers walk-in closets. $299,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3719ST)

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GREATWOOD FOREST – Grand Stately Executive Perry on Lg. cul-de-sac street. No back neighbors! Extra designer touches include fluted & crown moldings, tons of built-ins, lg. 18’’ tile floors & recent paint, new shower, updated kitchen w/ granite countertops, 5 burner thermador pop up cooktop on lg. island. SS dishwasher & microwave. Open concept w/wall of windows overlooking 2 decks recently stained,one with pergola cover w/ceiling fan by huge sparking pool, w/extra green space. Extra lighting,sprkler system & alarm $375,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7934AT)

COMMONWEALTH ESTATES – Exquisite Perry home with state size lot adorned by mature Pecan Trees. Grand elevation with usable balcony. Custom kit. cabinets exhibit an intriguing showcase design. Granite countertops w/SS appliances. Popular 5’’ distressed hardwoods in foyer & dining rm. Hg. gamerm up & study w/wall of built-ins. Master bedrm overlooks lush landscaped sculpted pavered patio,hot tub & backyd. Doubled paned windows & Plantation Shutters! Updated light fixtures, 3 car garage, sprinkler sys & room for a pool! $390,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4407SM)

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THE HIGHLANDS SEC 1 – Pride of ownership shows through-out. Many updates & upgrades! Has a flex room. 4th Bedroom could be a study. Kitchen has granite countertops & updated appliances. Replaced all sliding glass doors with French doors. Tile floors & berber carpet. Large back yard patio with lush garden. Great location & area schools. $154,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1814TS)

403 LOMBARDY DR VENETIAN ESTATES A must see! Many new beautiful changes. Master bath has totally been redone, blends of granite, tile, elegant light fixtures recessed lighting, dry sauna, whirlpool tub, just gorgeous. Hardwoods in master suite & blackout shades. Most rooms have view of lake & bird sanctuary. See birds flock into a private reserve! Huge lap pool, sport court, media room, curcular drive on almost acre lot. Special house for special buyers! $898,000. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938.

SUGAR CREEK • Lovely 4 bedroom home in prestigious sugar creek golf course community. 2 Story den w/floor to ceiling windows & fireplace. Granite island kitchen. Large breakfast room overlooking pool. Huge upstairs gamreoom & study, upstairs deck overlooking pool. High ceilings, slate tile floors, crown molding, ceiling fans. You just add your personal tastes to make this your home! $369,000. Call Barb M for more info--713-8983938.

BONBROOK PLANTATION SOUTH • Model home w/tons of upgrades & great view of lake. 2-Story plan w/4-bdrms, 3.5-baths & media rm. Master bdrm & gamerm w/high ceilings. Wrought iron staircase, maple kit cabinets, 1-1/2’’bull-nose granite counter top w/under mount sink, family & gamerm, all bdrms pre-wired for phone & cable. Limestone FP w/remote control direct vent, hardwood flrs in entry plus more. $239,900. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

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GREATWOOD ARBOR – Stunning showcase home from beginning to end! Grand 2 story entry w/curved staircase. Customs built-ins thru-out. Dble French doors to study. Lg living rm w/soaring ceilings, built-in entertain. ctr. Open concept kit. w/island, SS appls., convec. microwave & tons of cabinets & counter space. Brkfast rm overlooking extend. cov. patio w/lush landscaping. Hg exec. master ste w/sitting area & grand bath w/hg walk-in closet w/fabulous built-ins! Lg gamerm. up. J&J bath.Plantation Shutters, Must See! $355,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7618TR)

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LAKE POINTE • Custom home in exclusive gated section of Lake Pointe. Mediterranean stucco home with tile roof. Open floor plan, great for entertaining. Close proximity to St. Luke’s hospital, Whole Foods Market, First Colony Mall and Town Square shopping and dining ensures the highest quality of life. $685,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102 DM1011VC

RIVERSTONE • Lovely Mediterranean Waterfront home in gated Riverstone community of Hartford Landing. 1022 Sq ft of unfinished bonus area (not included in total sq ftg) can be finished to meet buyer’s needs. Stucco and stone exterior, 2+2 car garages, balconies with great view of lake. Natural stone interior. Formals and open living. Study with mahogany built-ins. Upstairs gameroom. $1,599,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102

RIVERSTONE • Home in gated custom area of Riverstone, Sugar Land mailing address. Double wrought iron door to 2 story entry. Formal living w/ FP & panoramic water view. Formal dining, kit opens to breakfast & family room w/ water views. Master suite & guest room w/ private full bath down (can be media room). Large game room, 3 bedrooms + 3 full baths upstairs. Additional 973 sq ft of unfinished bonus space. Veranda w/ summer kit & outdoor FP; 4 car gar. $1,589,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102

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SIENNA PLANTATION: Fedrick Harris Custom Home; Backs to Wooded Reserve; Slate & Wood Flrs; Private Study; 2nd Bedrm Down; Granite Counters; 1st Flr Media Rm; Pool/Spa. $385,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3806NF)

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SUGAR CREEK: One-story Patio Home; Cul-de-sac Lot w/Views of Golf Course & Greenbelt; Silestone Counters; Sun Rm; Study; 3/2.1/2. $214,900 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (37WE)

TELFAIR: 1-Story David Weekley Home; Private Study; Sun Rm; Island. Kitchen; Granite; Tile & Wood Flrs; Plantation Shutters; Extended Patio; 3/2.1/2A. $350,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (714NE)

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NEW TERRITORY: 1-Story Village Designed Home; Both Formals + Family Rm; Island Kitchen; Tile & Wood Flrs; Surround Sound; Spacious Patio + Sun Deck; Pool; 4/2/2 D. $260,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (6415AT)

ORCHARD LAKE ESTATES: Charming 1-Story Designed Home offers both Formals + Family; Wood & Tile Flrs; Neutral Decor; Silestone Counters; Covered Patio; Gated Community; 3BR/2BA/2A; $230,000/$1,850. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (13019ML)

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LONG MEADOW FARMS: Beautiful home located in Master Planned Community! Gourmet Kitchen w/ SS Appliances, dbl ovens, Lrg Isl kit. Study, Gmrm, Media Rm. On the water $349,000. Call JoAnn Garza (713)927-0454 (8202SR)

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8931 CAYMUS CREEK CT. SIENNA PLANTATION: Beautiful 5/3.5/3 2-Story offers both formals w/wood floors, Island kitchen, SS Appliances, granite. Stone elevation, Front porch. 4000 sq.ft. $369,500 Call Jonell Wilcox (281)217-4355 (8931CC)

THE HIGHLANDS: One story home w/loft; living room w/fireplace; interior recently painted; spacious kitchen w/new tile floors. Great location. 4/2 $369,500 Call Linda Guerrero (713)885-7314 (1910BR)

No matter how small or large the need, you can always count on us! Wherever you are moving in the USA, WE CAN HELP! VACCARO MANOR: 3/2/2 Outstanding Home! House has been updated w/ wood floors, updated, fixtures & so much more. Conveniently located off Beltway 8 $159,900. Call JoAnn Garza (713)9270454 (12919VE)

PHEASANT CREEK: 4/2.5/3 Great home w/ lots of updates! Located in Sugar Land. 2-Story w/covered Patio & Large backyard. Call me for appointment. $139,900. Call JoAnn Garza (713)9270454 (2843BM)

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QUAIL VALLEY THUNDERBIRD – Beautiful sprawling one story home on Cul-de-Sac lot. Open concept floor plan with high vaulted ceilings! Updated(4/11)kitchen with stainless steel appliances: Bosch electric double oven, Bosch gas cooktop & rich cherry wood stained cabinets! 2’’ wood blinds throughout. A custom built game room addition with wood accent. Over-sized lush landscaped back yard with a wood deck & arbor. There’s also plenty of room for a pool/spa! Perfect for outdoor entertaining. Don’t miss this one! $188,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3111MI)

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Beautiful 1-story has 4 bedrms, plus Formal living & dining rooms, tile in den & brkfst area, master w/ FP & sitting area , kit. w/ lots of cabinets. Lots of upgrades. Good size back yard to add pool. Ready for immediate move in. Call Sima Dalvandi (832)630-7605

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Beautiful golf course views, shade trees, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, Corian counters & bath surfaces, energy-saving windows. Updated a/c, heat & roof. $161,500. Master down, great closets, built-ins, huge greatroom. Ceiling fans. (4022GB)

QUAIL VALLEY GLENN LAKES SEC Wonderful cul-de-sac, 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, master down, great bath w/jetted tub & separate shower, office with French doors, floors replaced, big kitchen with breakfast island, formal dining, game room upstairs. $162,500 for over 2600 s/f per tax rolls. Clean & ready to sell! $162,500. (4011SS)

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5502 DAWNINGTON PLACE Avalon Stunning 4/3.5/2 Trendmaker, waterfront, large corner lot, granite kitchen. Nell Osborn $467,500

6419 LAUREL BUSH New Territory Elegant 3/2.5/2 home, stunning updates, granite kitchen, great schools. Sharon Kaye $219,900

22047 RUSTIC CANYON Riverpark West Like new 4/2/2 one story Perry, high ceilings, granite kitchen, 16” diagonal tile. Sharon Kaye $214,000

4325 LAKE WALK Riverstone 4/2.5/2 town home, gated community, granite island kitchen, luxurious master. Susan Alexander $247,000

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• $945,200 •

4/2/2 • $174,900

5/3.5/2 • $349,900

JUST REDUCED

JUST REDUCED

SETTERS PARK • Amazingly updated! Large living & dining room that flows into spacious den. Kitchen & brkft room are open. Recent tile,14 SEER A/C, Ductwork, Furnace, appliances, water heater,lighting & plumbing fixtures, paint, carpet, and more. Backyard has enlarged paver patio. Clements High School. (3111LB)

RIVER EDGE • Lakefront! Stunning and appointed home. Large dining,formal living room open. Island Kitchen with large pantry. Their exercise room down could be second bedroom. Master with sitting area. Large list of upgrades including plantation shutters,media room wired for projection system. Two story covered patio overlooking beautiful lake. (107WB)

RIVER RUN • 3/2/2 Very open &

• $139,900 •

Multi-Million Dollar Producer

713-898-3868

FULSHEAR AREA •

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PLANTATION CREEK • Wonderful home w/upgrades. Ceramic Tile in entry, kitchen, breakfast room, living & dining rooms, master & master bath. High ceilings open up floorplan. Living room, dining room, den & gameroom are spacious. Master down. Covered patio. (3111LB)

Beautiful acreage in Fulshear area. Pecan trees and lake. Perfect for estate luxury site, cattle or horse ranch. Country feel but close to everything. Total of 27.7378 acres. (FM1489)

spacious w/ little sq ft wasted on hallways. The home has been upgraded with features in kit, flooring, & landscaping. Gas stove. Landscaped backyard & auto sprinkler system. Master is split from other bedrooms & has an excutive master bath. Master bath has 2 sinks, separate shower, & garden tub. (902SM)

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SIENNA - Over 3200 sq ft of one-story Elegance! 4 bedroom, 3/1 baths. Marble tile entry, true hardwoods in formals, spacious island kitchen w/recent updated appliances. Family-sized den with tile flooring. Private study off recently updated master. Recent A/C units. Wonderfully wooded lot. MLS# 11516891 $294,900 (9626PE)

QUAIL VALLEY – Grand magnolias & updated landscaping frame this charming Colonial 5 bedroom 3/1 bath home. Stately pillars at the front porch entry opens to freshly painted interior. Recent carpet, updated tile flooring. Formal dining, study. Spacious kitchen w/ updated appliances. Huge den area w/ built-in bookshelves. Master down. 4 Big bedrooms up. Covered back patio and just a 5 iron from the golf club! MLS# 89713450 $225,000. (2902NB)

SIENNA – Pride of ownership shows in this wonderful home. Beautifully maintained, this open floor plan flows to easily fit your family’s needs. Open formals charm your visitors as they enter your beveled glass front door. French door on spacious study for privacy. Island kitchen opens to den area & wall of windows for backyard views. Split floor plan w/spacious master suite. Oversized gameroom up will be your family’s favorite hide-a-way. $229,900 MLS #21061491 (3706BE)

SIENNA – Tucked away on a quiet street, this adorable home has so much to offer! 3 bedrms + study, 2 full baths. Entertaining is a breeze w/ the open floor plan--big family rm, formal dining, brkfast nook & Isl kit. Freshly painted w/ low VOC paint! Backyard has raised beds for kitchen/herb garden, veggie garden. Very private w/ no back neighbors. Perfect home for the young family!! MLS # 10496047 $141,000 (10431CC)

SIENNA – So many upgrades!! 5 bedrooms 3 ½ bath. POOL! Fabulous open floor plan w/ gleaming wood flooring, upgraded carpet, plantation shutters front AND back! Granite counters, island kitchen, designer faux painting, wrought iron railings in gameroom area. Extended breakfast/sunroom area. Professional landscaping front & back. Pool w/ rock slide. Close to Brushy Creek... MLS 7584826 $309,900 (3522CH)

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CINCO RANCH • 6/26 2-4PM 25415 HALL MEADOW LN – Like new, Village Builders w/many upgrades. Open floor plan, high ceilings, island kitchen, study w/ French Doors & more. COME TAKE A LOOK SUNDAY!! $265,000 Connie “Z” 713-569-0180 (25415HM)

BAYOU BEND TOWER CONDOS – Magnificant views of River Oaks, Bayou Bend & downtown from this spacious residence. Master suite w/his/hers closets & bathrooms, both formals, perfect for entertaining, extra storage inside the home, full service building at secluded setting. $795,000 Connie “Z” 713-5690180 (101WE)

OPEN SUNDAY

QUAIL VALLEY – Beautifully updated home! Kitchen w/granite cntrs, SS appl, recessed lighting, both baths totally remodeled w/granite cntrs, faucets, sinks, toilet. Wood like flrng, very large family rm, high ceilings, cozy FP, corner lot of cul-desac, beautifully landscaped. A Must See! $108,000 Ann LeTulle 832-818-4764 (2239ST)

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Really nice one story in sought after First Colony! Many updates include granite countertops,stainless appliances, tile floors and much more. Great floor plan with 4 bedrooms plus study.Sought after schools, and neighborhood! So convenient to EVERYTHING!

with view of lake in front! Beautiful updates, ready to move in! Stainless appliances in bright island kitchenglass cabinets, built ins in breakfast room. new carpethardwood floors-Updated masterbath, includes new seamless shower door, his and her sinks, dec. mirrors, wirlpool and large closet! $259,900 (2623LV)

$324,900 (26HE)

QUAIL VALLEY

$144,900 (2819LA)

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With a Pool Comes Responsibility: Don’t Let Fun in the Sun Turn to Tragedy By Jane Penan Spellman, Allstate Exclusive Agent Approximately one-third of children who drown each year lose their life in a residential swimming pool while in the care of one or both parents. It’s

jolting facts like these that have led many cities to enact pool safety ordinances and many property insurance companies to require homeowners with pools to install basic safeguards to meet eligibility guidelines.

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GREAT POOL AND COVERED PATIO

Before buying a pool, whether it’s in-ground or aboveground, it’s important to check out all the facts: what are your liabilities, what kind of safeguards does your municipality require, how will it affect your homeowners insurance, and how much will these safeguards and additional insurance coverage cost? Taking care of these issues may sound like a drag, but doing so will save money and heartache down the road. First, it’s important to know that a pool is considered an “attractive nuisance.” In other words, swimming pools are thought to be too tempting to resist, especially to children. Your kids may sneak out the patio door when you’re not looking, or neighborhood kids

LAKE OLYMPIA – Luscious pool waiting for the upcoming Summer weather, replastered in 2009! Nicely updated home, well maintained, granite in kit w/new appl, recessed lighting, beautiful tile flrs, lrg gamerm, updated master bath, roof 2009, washer/dryer/fridge included. All windows Energy Efficient dbl pane windows!! $175,000 Ann LeTulle 832818-4764 (4327BR)

NEW TERRITORY • 6/26 2-4PM • 915 PRESLEY WAY – Adorable updated 3-4 bdrm home ready to move-in! Beautiful updates incl-carpet, SS kitchen appl, 14 Seer AC, water heater. Great floor plan, walk to exemplary school, area pools, spray park & tennis court. COME TAKE A LOOK SUNDAY!! $169,900 Juliana Yau 281-799-1969 (915PW)

JULIANA YAU

281-799-1969

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This one is a “Show Stopper.” Updated with beautiful wood plank floors throughout most of home, tile in the remainder. Spacious island kitchen with granite countertops. Breakfast area opens to spacious patio. Replaced appliances, wetbar with wine frig.

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SWEETWATER

Beautiful custom built with private backyard, pool, & spa. Two story living area, wood floors, island kitchen with sub-zero, & wetbar with icemaker. Recent carpet, & roof in 00’. Dual staircases. Master suite with large exec. bath. Large utility room, gameroom up,& study down w/built-ins. Sought after Clements H.S.! $569,900 (66PW)

may trespass to get to the pool when you’re out of town. These are the types of scenarios that the safety requirements of towns and insurance companies typically address. Other factors like diving boards, visibility from the street and whether the pool is in-ground may affect the insurability of the swimming pool. Most cities require all residential swimming pools to have a barrier around them . An example of an acceptable barrier would be a perimeter fence that is at least 6 feet tall. Most residential pools are required to have a gate with a latch at a certain height, and some must have pool alarms systems. Your insurance agent can provide you with the details regarding the insurance implications of having a pool. Once you learn what safety precautions your insurance company requires, the conversation may turn to your liability coverage in the event that someone is hurt in your pool and files a claim against you. While most homeowners policies include a minimum of $100,000 of liability protection, you may want to consider increasing the amount to $300,000 or $500,000. In addition, you may consider purchasing an umbrella liability policy which typically costs about $200-$400 annually for $1 million in liability protection above what you already have on your home. Beyond the liability issues, there are some common sense safety measures that every responsible pool owner should follow to keep children and adults out of harm’s way.

QUAIL VALLEY

QUAIL VALLEY

Custom one story, four bedroom with POOL! Very versatile floor plan. Large living area with lots of natural light and view of pool. Lrg isl kit that opens to den or gameroom. Lrg master bedrm w/ two walk-in closets, & double sinks. High ceilings throughout much of the home. 2 wetbars. Cooktop and dishwasher have been replaced, along with fresh paint! $139,900 (3414PL)

What an incredible golf course view from your spacious living area! Higher ceilings, very open plan, great for entertaining! Beautiful atrium off formal dining, island kitchen with atrium view from breakfast area also. Lovely tile flooring throughout except bedrooms. $139,900 (2703KC)

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• Create layers of protection. Set up as many barriers as possible to make it difficult for a child to get to the pool such as door alarms, fencing, safety covers and locks. • Make sure everyone in the household knows how to swim, has a basic knowledge of pool safety and knows the pool rules. CPR training is also encouraged.

$1,049,000

This magnificent mediterranean stucco & stone home with tile roof is perfect for entertaining.

• Never leave toys or floats in the pool when it’s not in use. • Keep life-saving gear such as a first aid kit, reaching poles and buoys readily available and in proper working condition • Children should always be supervised while in the pool. • Keep children away from filters and devices with suction force that may cause injury or drowning.


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THE STAR

Keeping Up With The Kids

Knight Ouellette engagement announced

The Queen’s Musical Theatre Camps Our week long Musical Theatre Camps will be dedicated to one, 30-45 minute performance on the last day of class. Each week will be a new show! Everyone has the chance to shine as there are roles for each student. Students will work with QT’s Artistic Director Katie Harrison, who has many years of experience in Fort Bend County successfully running summer theatre camps! She ensures each student will get the real express experience of putting on a show. On Monday, they will get their script and their music so they can prepare for auditions the next day. The show will be cast on Tuesday and ready to perform on Friday! This fun, exhilarating class is a crash course into the world of musical theatre. Classes are designed to incorporate beginners all the way up to the most seasoned teenager! Camp location at Calvary Episcopal Church & School, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, TX 77469.

Continuing education classes keep Dr. Wedemeyer informed of new advances in optometry Dr. Wedemeyer began her practice in Fort Bend County in the summer of 1989, upon graduation from the University of Houston Optometry College and completion of the State of Texas licensing competency examinations. She is proud of the advancements in the scope of optometry and the diagnostic equipment used to diagnose eye diseases. Constant continuing education classes and testing has allowed Dr. Wedemeyer to continue to grow with the field of optometry. She is proud to have the equipment in her office to allow her to practice to the highest level her license will allow. Please call the office for an appointment or any questions that you may have. 281-499-2600.

Looking for a Summer Camp?

The following Summer Camps still have some openings: AM Camps 9am - 1pm

Queen Theatre is the newest theatre to the Fort Bend area. Part of their Mission is to enrich the community by providing educational workshops for aspiring actors - youth and adult.

Register on line at www.QueenTheatre.org or call 832-539-1109 for details

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June 27 - July 1 Pinocchio July 11 - 15 Rapunzel July 18 - 22 Glee part 2 (teens) July 25 - 29 Robin Hood PM Camps 2pm - 6pm

Be sure to Register Quickly as Classes are Filling Fast!

June 27 - July 1: Shrek July 11 - 15: Toy Story

Summer Reading Visual Skills Enhancement Program Many students struggle with reading because of poor oculomotor skills and convergence insufficiency. Both conditions can be treated easily by vision therapy. Oculomotor skills are the fundamental eye movements that allow a person to read. The eyes must move smoothly and efficiently across the written word in order for the brain to process the material properly. Many students spend wasted time re-reading because they have not developed the proper eye movement skills. Dr. Elissa R. Wedemeyer O.D., FCOVD, FAAO Many are slow readers because they have not developed their visual memory skills. Convergence insufficiency is the inability of the eyes to remain pointed exactly at the distance and position of the words on a page or the board. This has devastating effect on the reader. Symptoms include words moving across the page and constant loss of place when reading. Our program addresses reading efficiency and will help poor and good readers to become even better. Reading efficiency skills will allow students to perform better on all types of standardized testing. This is a perfect summer program to prepare the eyes for PSAT and SAT test and help relieve visual stress. Please call our office at 281-499-2600 to find out more and begin your child’s future to more efficient reading skills.

6026 Highway 6 • Missouri City www.drwedemeyer.com

Graeme and Melinda Knight and Brad and Lydia Ouellette are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Jennie Linda Bowyer Knight and Travis Wayne Ouellette. Jennie and Travis are May 2011 graduates of Texas State University in San Marcos where they both received their Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology. Jennie will be continuing her studies in Physical Therapy and Travis is now employed by Anson Aviation at Sugar Land Municipal Airport. After dating throughout high school and college, Travis proposed to Jennie during spring break in Colorado on top of the Rocky Mountains at Georgia Pass while on a snow mobile tour. A graduation/engagement party was held at the Ouellette’s home where numerous family and friends attended to congratulate the couple. Jennie is a 2006 graduate of Dulles and Travis is a 2006 graduate of Clements. The couple is planning on a June 2013 wedding.

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TOWNEWEST...........$94,000

COMMONWEALTH PARK.$409,900

GREATWOOD ARBOR.$ 355,000

PECAN MANOR....$950,000

Every day will feel like a vacation at this peaceful 3+acre estate! (5218MA)

Perry home is “Move-in Ready”!! Popular 4 bedroom floor plan has lovely decor & patio (1619MA)

WATERSIDE ESTATES. $169,900

SUGAR MILL..........$249,900

CREEKMONT.........$244,900

AVALON AT SEVEN MEADOWS.$349,900

SUGAR CREEK.......$585,000

SUGAR LAKES.......$399,900

WATERFRONT w/many updates! Granite! Master down. Study. Gameroom. Balcony. (818SA)

WATERFORD PARK...$215,000 3/2.5/2 Water views from the family room, kit., dining, master bedrm/ gameroom. (2222WP)

LEXINGTON SQUARE.$ 160,000

TEXANA PLANTATION....$615,000

RIVERPARK.............$239,900

RIVERPARK WEST.$219,000

COMMONWEALTH..$ 539,900

BRIDLEWOOD.......$499,000

PECAN GROVE......$230,000

QUAIL VALLEY......$159,900

PROVIDENCE .......$149,900

GREATWOOD........$239,900

3/2/2 Updated home w/recent carpet, fresh paint. Updated appliances. Serving bar. Open plan. (13718TW)

Gorgeous Villa in prestigious, gated Katy community. Great floor plan, Must see! (8323CL)

Perry 4 bdrm, 3/1 baths + gameroom up, 2 story family room, big back yard. (22003RC)

Magnificant Grand 5/6 Bedroom Home. Granite, hardwoods, builtins, 2” wood blinds. (54ST)

Gorgeous Maurice Teague built custom home with million dollar golf course view! (1214WE)

Tropical resort backyard on a 15,000+sq ft cul-de-sac lot. pond & pool & bath. Updates Galore! (27TH)

Stunning showcase home! Grand 2 story entry with curved staircase. Customs built-ins thru-out. (7618TR)

Beautiful custom home recent construction 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, 1.2 acres (1319MF)

Come home to a tropical paradise in your own backyard! (1103CO)

Gleaming laminate flooring, granite kitchen @ stainless app. 4 bedroom. Large family room. (3643JH)

Sq ft per 2002 survey. Per seller, tax rolls do not indicate fully enclosed sunroom/gameroom. (3035TO)

5 bedroom home with 2 masters, one on each floor; Screened-in porch; kitchen designed for a chef. (623GB)

REDUCED!! Custom Home located on acreage lakefront homesite has upgrades & serene location!! (2711CL)

Price reduction! Perry home in Providence, 4/2.5/2, hardwoods, master down. (14711CH)

OVER 3,000 sq. ft. one story, Perry home, 4/3/2 with study and game room! (2426PO)

4/3.5 over 3,500 Sq. Ft. on greenbelt, laminate floors. Well kept family home w/ no neighbors behind (2922BR)

Weekly 4 bdrm, 3/1 baths, , upgrades galore, granite, SS appliances, walk to pool/elementary. (1118GL)

REDUCED TELFAIR.....................$326,900

TANGLEWEST TOWNHOUSES. $229,900

PLANTATION PLACE. $184,999

SEVEN MEADOWS..$549,900

LAKES OF BUCKINGHAM..$636,000

KATY...........................$359,900

BELLAIRE.................$549,900

LEXINGTON COLONY..$161,000

SUGAR LAKES.......$329,450

PECAN GROVE......$274,000

CANYON GATE ON THE BRAZOS.$ 182,000

TEAL RUN.................$ 95,030

COMMONWEALTH..$324,900

SUGAR MILL..........$160,000

OYSTER POINT.....$450,000

SIENNA PLANTATION. $239,000

SWEETWATER........$569,900

RIVERSTONE.........$829,900

STERLING LAKES..$234,000

PECAN GROVE......$200,000

SETTLERS PARK..$ 170,000

Waterfrpmt on cul-de-sac, never lived in. 2502 Squar Feet. Approx. $50,000 in upgrades. (2515PI)

Light & open plan with high ceilings * Upgraded rich laminate wood floors in spacious den. (1422MI)

4-5/3.5/2 Spectacular 2 story entry and formal floorrrring. Tile/Traverstine/ hardwoods. Master retreat. (1606CC)

Updated & spacious 2/2.5 townhome in Galleria. 2 car garage. Close to pool! (5830DO)

CUSTOM w/water views! UPDATES galore. Granite! Master down. Covered balcony. Lg. backyard. (707SA)

4/2.5/2, approx. 3,000sq.ft., New granite kit counter top, New carpet, Remodeled upstair bath room, etc. Also for rent, $2600. (3430CC)

Reduced, one story, family home, no back neighbors, great schools, family friendly neighborhood. (2203ES)

Lovely, well maintained 3 bedroom home on a cul-de-sac. (1830PI)

One of the lowest $ in Sweetwater! - Custom Built with pool. (66PW)

Located on exclusive Trophy Lane. 2 Story stone & brick ext. Over 4500 sq. Ft. Travertine entry. (23422TR)

Hi Ceilings, Ceiling Fans, Master down. Large Island Kitchen. Large Closets. (1807BG)

Custom stucco home in gated community w/wonderful open plan. Fully landscaped. (37SP)

Breathtaking view of lake from this Kickerillo former model home, 4/3.5 Stucco, Over $150K in upgrades (19911PC)

Cul-De-Sac Has An Open Floor Plan, Large Master, Separate Jacuzzi Tub And Glass Shower (2614MPC)

5 BANK OWNED homes = 1 lot. Never lived in. In Sterling Lakes. (2507PC)

Luxury hi-rise at THE MERCER on the 18th floor, high ceilings, crown moulding. 3 bedrms, 3 baths. (3388SR)

REDUCED! Oversized lot w/view of water from backyard. Granite countertops, SS appliances. (26HE)

Large cul-de-sac lot. Easy living home featuring formals plus a roomy den that opens to breakfast rm & kit. (1306CO)

Bellaire beauty! 3/3.5/2, impeccable condition! Hardwoods, travertine, & granite. (6317EC)

Spacious 4 bedroom with game room in the heart of Sugar Land. Low TAXES! (518MU)

Adorable 1.5 story home. Nicely upgraded! 3 bedrooms plus loft. Zoned to good schools! (3127WW)


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Will it be alderman for Paul or Mitchell?. ........... from page 1 Wanted: water for dry Missouri City lakes.......... from page 1 one from the same place that came separately. The two that came together, he said, were picked up by an overseas carrier, DHL, on June 15, after the election. They were rejected. The third ballot came in last Wednesday, a day before the two others. It was

mailed on Election Day and considered to be timely received. The determination by the early voting ballot committee, however, was that the person’s signature on the ballot envelope did not match the signature on the ballot by mail application.

The prickliness Porcupine........... from page 1 Horse, 25, has entered a guilty plea for his assault on another man in Porcupine. The story goes that Flying Horse and friends were celebrating his birthday in Porcupine. At some point during the festivities Flying Horse picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed a fellow partier three times, twice in the body and once in the head. (A kitchen knife to the head?) According to the Federal prosecutor, “The victim required medical treatment

for a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and a punctured lung.” Flying Horse is scheduled to be sentenced on September 12 in Standing Rock, for this attack on the Porcupine man. The charge of assault with a dangerous weapon carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in a federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Wow, this gives a whole new perspective on the prickliness of Porcupines.

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their surface area or providing a more reliable water supply. “If the city took responsibility for keeping all the amenity lakes in the city full, there would be many others that would have to be addressed,” Brescian said. On a positive note, there have been very few complaints from the golfers, reports the city noting that April and May recorded record-rounds of play,

and there have been a total of 48,943 rounds played so far this fiscal year through May. Mayor Allen Owen said the city expects to slightly exceed the break even point for the current fiscal year, which ends this month. “This success further validates the city’s purchase of the course that also added almost 400 acres of green space of recreational opportunities for citizens and visitors,” he said.

Missouri City acknowledges that the weather conditions these days are exceptional times with rain as the only viable option to assure a sustainable water level for the lakes after having reviewed several alternatives. Although the city did not make a suggestion to pray for rain, maybe the trickle from just the other day could have been in response to those that did.

Sugar Land city takes over original Water District #1................................................. from page 1 5,000 acres of land. Also, the city will provide for drainage in the district’s former jurisdiction and work to protect property from flooding, which was done by the district as it built and maintained levees. When the water district was created, it had taxing authority and at the time of its transfer to Sugar Land, there was no outstanding bond indebtedness or any other outstanding debt, but rather money to pass on. About four years ago the district conveyed all its dams,

facilities, improvements, easements, and real property to Sugar Land, when the city purchased them. The balance of what was in the water district’s purview is now in the hands of the city, which will provide water and wastewater services to all residents and businesses that corresponded to the district. By contrast, another water district in the county, Fort Bend County Water Improvement District No. 2, also created by state statue, remains active as

it serves residents and businesses in portions of Fort Bend County, and a small sliver of Houston and Harris County, also in its jurisdiction. Voters in the water district recently passed a $32 million bond referendum for infrastructure replacement and other projects. In April, Fort Bend County WCID No. 2 launched the first surface water treatment plant in Fort Bend County, and is ahead of schedule in meeting state surface water conversion mandates.

Sheriff’s pursuit ends in double fatality............... from page 1 ended a car on the Tollway near Deerwood, which is in the area of Memorial Drive and the Town and Country Shopping Centre. Cardona died at the scene. His passenger, San Juanita “Janie” Hidalgo, 45, of Rosenberg was taken to a Houston hospital where she succumbed to her injuries less than an hour later. The Tollway was closed for several hours. The scene was investigated by the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office. Spokesman on the scene was Chief Randy

Johnson. Spokesman Bob Haenel said, “Cardona had an active warrant for a DWI case in Fort Bend County.” A search of county records indicates that Cardona was arrested for DWI, 2nd offense in September of 2010. According to that paperwork, he has been out on bond since the day after his arrest. A warrant for the revocation of his bond was issued on May 27, 2011. The case was pending in County Court at Law 2. Janie Hidalgo has no entries

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed July 2-4, in observance of Independence Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, Lowell Neinast said each of contact the Public Information the women were holding a Office at 281-341-2677. polo style shirt on the hanger as they stood in line. Craftily, one woman is reported to have lazily laid the shirt she was Visit our website at holding over the unattended register cash drawer. Video indiFortBendStar.com cated that she then unlocked the cash drawer and took out all of for more stories the large bills. Neinast said it appeared as though the second woman was acting as a look-

in the county’s databank except for the purchase of a home several years ago in Fort Bend County. She leaves behind a 19 year old son, and two daughters, 22, and 24. According to those close to Janie Hidalgo, she was only an acquaintance of Cardona. She had just agreed to take a ride with him shortly before the incident unfolded. Funeral services for Janie Hidalgo are scheduled for Tuesday, services for Esteven Cardona are scheduled for Thursday.

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One can presume that the votes may have been for Paul; however, this is unknown since the ballots remained sealed and were reviewed on the basis of timely receipt, being sealed and having a signature and a match with the application to receive a ballot. What has been brought into focus as a result of the runoff is that in order to register to vote in Texas, a person does not have to show proof of citizenship. Oldham confirmed this fact noting that all an individual needs to do is simply state citizenship. “If there is some reason to believe citizenship may be in question, then proof is requested,” he said. For example a person summoned to jury will claim that he is not a citizen, which requires a check, he said. Conceivably, citizens of other countries visiting Texas could register to vote claiming U.S. citizenship, request ballots by mail for local elections, timely mail them in from their native countries, and impact a voting outcome. Since the state legislature is meeting in special session, albeit for other specific purposes, could this be the time to consider closing a big hole in the voter registration process with a new law? In the meantime, the recount outcome for the Sugar Land runoff election is forthcoming, as will the final outcome for seating the new councilmember in District 3.

A D M I N I S T R AT I O N MINISTRY ASSISTANT. This 25-hour per week administration position at Sugar Creek Baptist Church is available for an immediate start. MS Office knowledge required. Applicants should be organized, a team player and have a servant’s heart. Resumes will be received through June 27 and may be emailed to cparker@sugarcreek. net. LEGALS

INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids in duplicate addressed to Fort Bend County WC&ID No. 2 will be received in the offices of the District at 2331 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, until 2:00 p.m., July 6, 2011, and then publicly opened and read for furnishing all plant, labor, material and equipment and performing all work required for the construction of: Lebon Water Well No. 1 Rework. The project is located in Fort Bend County WC&ID No. 2, Fort Bend County, Texas. The water well is located at 11803 Lebon, Stafford, Texas 77477 (See Key Map No. 569E). For construction contracts over $25,000 but less than $250,000, the bidder shall submit a certified or cashier’s check on a responsible bank in the State equal two percent (2%) or five percent (5%) bid bond of the maximum total bid amount. For construction contracts over $250,000, the bidder shall submit a 2% certified or cashier’s check or a five percent (5%) bid bond of the maximum total bid amount. Make the cashier’s check or bid bonds payable to the Owner. Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be purchased in the Construction Division of Jones & Carter, Inc., 6335 Gulfton, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77081, for the price of Thirty Dollars ($30) per set. No refunds will be made. Said documents may be examined without charge in the office of Jones & Carter Construction Division, A.G.C. or F.W. Dodge Corporation. There will be a pre-bid conference at the District offices at 2331 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477 at 2:00 p.m., June 29, 2011. Attendance is mandatory. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any or all irregularities. No bid may be withdrawn until the expiration of 60 days from the date bids are open.

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CUT YOUR ENERGY Detours coming – El Dorado bridge in Missouri City to be replaced By Elsa Maxey Oyster Creek, and also for repairs. Stephanie Russell told city coun- for the Golf Pro Shop and the The Mayor of Fulshear, The city had been provided cil that the El Dorado Bridge over Community Center, Kuykendall BILLS IN HALF Thomas C. Kuykendall, Jr. PE, with a preliminary engineering Stafford Run will be completely told council members. That effort in Missouri City this month bridge structural report earlier this removed and replaced. She said a is planned with banquet and WITH RUUD A/C! was at a city council meeting, not year from Costello, Inc. that it temporary golf cart bridge will be meeting accommodations at the 2 Systems in 1 is Twice as Nice!

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Lone Star Exchange Club of Richmond President, Tracey Shaw, was recently awarded The Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District Exchange Club – ‘Exchangite of the Year’ - in recognition of her contributions to and support of the ideals of the Exchange Club at the District Convention in College Station. Shown is Tracey Shaw, President Lone Star Exchange Club of Richmond, with Marc Schwartz, Texas Louisiana District President.

After I made a plea to the school board (on 6/13/11)that they should not raise taxes this year, particularly since this is the worst economic recession in all of our lifetimes, I knew they would vote to raise taxes anyway......and they did (minus the two holdouts who voted FOR the taxpayers, Mr Baab and Mr Albright). What really stood out was the board's demonstration of their unwillingness to show the taxpayer that they can make good faith cuts in expenditures , particularly where it concerns non-teaching administration costs. When Mr Albright made a motion to take the $391,000 saved from a recent dissolution of two administra-

tors on the payroll, and apply it to the general fund (apart from the administration budget), they balked and did not take bold action to show their support of lessening a top heavy administration by voting against that motion. We taxpayers get the feeling this board expects all other government levels to suck it up except for them. Their incurring heavy debt in the recent past and the resultant debt service eating up their tax revenue still does not impact them into taking the steps you and I have to take in this bad economy. Watch them! They are hellbent on keeping FBISD from any realistic belt tightening. Sincerely, Charles J. Neilson, MD

Houston man arrested for sexual assault of child By LeaAnne Klentzman the youngster reported the inciA Houston man has been dent to her. According to Haenel, arrested by Fort Bend authorities Dolard befriended the youngafter he was accused of sexually ster at their Houston church. He assaulting an 8 year old boy at then asked the boy’s mother if a Richmond area home he could take the child last Friday. swimming at his sister’s Sheriff’s spokeshome in the Bonbrook person Bob Haenel Plantation South subdisaid, “John Dolard, 53, vision south of US 59 of Houston has been near Rosenberg. Haenel charged with aggravatsaid the report indied sexual assault of a cated that the boy was child. He is in the Fort John Dolard assaulted by Dolard at Bend County Jail with a that home. $125,000 bond.” With the circumDetectives searched for Dolard stances of the incident, Detectives on Saturday and ultimately are looking into the possibility of arrested him Sunday morning in Dolard having other victims in Houston. According to Haenel, the Houston area. Dolard has confessed. Haenel said the mother of the No court appearances were boy contacted authorities when indicated.

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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center celebrates National Cancer Survivor’s Day Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center recently hosted a celebration of life in honor of cancer survivors. We joined America’s 11 million cancer survivors around the world in observing the 24th annual National Cancer Survivor’s Day. Hundreds of communities worldwide hosted events this month to celebrate life and demonstrate that there is hope. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center invited all local cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physicians and employees and anyone passionate about the cause for the National Cancer Survivor’s Day celebration. During the event, community members joined together in honoring the survivors living with a

history of cancer in America today. The contributions of their families, friends and healthcare providers who support cancer survivors were also recognized. During the celebration Dagmar Climo, a two time breast cancer survivor, bravely shared her story and provided hope for those attending the event. “My mission is to inform women of the importance of early detection. Getting a yearly mammogram can truly save your life, as it did mine. Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Center has taken care of me since my diagnosis and I owe them a huge debt of gratitude,” said Climo. “You who are here today have come to celebrate life. You are unique individuals who have used your mind, soul and body to beat the beast. We pay tribute

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by you allowing us to be part oncologist and medical direcof your cure, part of your life, tor of Methodist Sugar Land part of your story,” announced Hospital’s Cancer Center. “ Clive Shkedy, M.D., radiation For more information on

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit www.MethodistSugarLand. com or call 281-274-7500 for a physician referral.

Cancer Survivors and Caregivers attending the luncheon and celebration.

Fort Bend Teen Service League seeking new members for 2011-2012 The Fort Bend Teen Service League (FBTSL), a mentoring project of the Fort Bend Junior Service League, is now recruiting new members for the 2011-2012 League year. Informational meetings will be held on June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Teen girls from all over Fort Bend County are gaining valu-

For more information about able leadership skills, volun- find out how being a member teering for numerous charitable of the FBTSL can enhance their FBTSL, please visit www.fortbendteenleague.org. events and philanthropic orga- high school experience. nizations and preparing themselves for college and their careers by active membership in the Fort Bend Teen Service League. Membership is open to teen girls in grades 9-12. Encourage the teen girls in your life to attend this fun, social, informative meeting and

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Recently, Ed Sizy, owner of Ed’s Pharmacy, celebrated his surprise birthday party where numerous friends and customers came by to wish him well. Mayor Allen Owen presented Ed a proclamation declaring June 12 as “Ed Sizy Day”. On hand for the celebration was Ed’s wife Suzy and Left to Right- FBTSL members Haley McDowell, Megan Scruggs, & their daughter Erin. Kaitlin McDonald.

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Sugar Land police have planned a Child ID event for kids between the ages of 2-14 on June 21-23, from 9-11 a.m., at the Sugar Land Police Department, 1200 State Highway 6. Complete with the child’s name, picture, thumb print and parent's contact information, the IDs are meant to be ready for the worst case scenario. Child identification cards, when kept current, can be a valuable tool in assisting law enforcement officers in locating a missing child more quickly because all of the child's vital information and photo is immediately available. “If your child is missing, answering a series of questions about their physical appearance requires valuable time that could be better utilized to find your child,” said Officer Lauren

Stockholm, of SLPD’s Crime Prevention Unit. “People in these situations are often frantic and confused, which is why having an easily accessible child ID can be a valuable tool. Law enforcement and others need proper identification that is immediately available before they can take action.” The fingerprint cards are free and take about five minutes to complete. The cards are not considered official identification, no records are kept by SLPD and children must be accompanied by parents. The ink-free process creates no mess, but parents must RSVP in advance by contacting Stockholm at (281) 275-2956. Pictured are Michaela and Kayla Richards and SLPD officer Stockholm. Crime prevention officers will attend the event to answer questions and hand out informational pamphlets.

Anti-Aging Dentistry Restoring healthy dentition and a youthful smile can take years off a person’s overall facial appearance. As a restorative dentist, Dr. Marlo Griesser finds that patients appear older when they have been grinding or clenching their teeth, slowly shearing away millimeters of healthy enamel. What happens is that the teeth now appear shorter and a loss of anatomy occurs, resulting in a sagging, wrinkled facial appearance. When smiling or speaking, it appears as though no upper teeth are present. To confirm this, Dr. Griesser can take a vertical dimension measurement from the tip of the nose to the bottom of the chin. This distance decreases with an aging face and reduced teeth. With non-surgical restorative dentistry, she rebuilds the loss of the enamel and builds the anatomy of your teeth as it was 25 years ago using porcelain crowns or Durathin veneers. The longer teeth will increase the vertical dimension giving a less sagging appearance around the face and mouth, which instantly rejuvenates the smile.

Also, speech and swallowing become more clear, and chewing and stability of the jaw is improved. In many cases headaches and neck discomfort disappear. Anti-aging dentistry is also a powerful motivator in sexual attraction, being more competitive in the workforce, and increasing the sense of well-being and self-esteem.

Aquinas Early Childhood Center is rated 4 stars by Texas Rising Star, for Quality, care & service. We serve children from 6 weeks to After School. We have transportation from area public schools. We offer off site field trips for Pre-School and Pre-K. We will have a new Kindergarten in the fall. Aquinas children go to chapel every day in our onsite Chapel. We have a full day, developmentally appropriate curriculum that is hands on. No Color sheets! We have small class sizes and degreed teachers. Come see the difference in Christ -Centered Early Education.

Call to set up a tour 12627 W. Bellfort Ave. 281.240.7196 Sugar Land, TX. 77478

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Caring for older Parents You care about your aging parents. And yet, sometimes, you just don’t know the best way to help them, especially when they are trying to remain independent. Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services is an exceptional program of care and caring that matches seniors who want to provide services with those who are looking for help. • Doctors’ Appointments • Meal prep/cooking • Companion Care • Transportation/Shopping

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