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“follow the example of League City.” Short yellow lights resulted in $130,500 in red light camera refunds this year. That information is on League City’s website. It states that the city refunded individuals for a total of 1,740 red light camera tickets due to the illegal short yellow times on a traffic light. A local motorist there discovered that drivers on a particular road with a traffic light were being short changed on the yellow light. Not unlike Van Der Grinten, who has done this in Sugar Land, the League City resident reportedly armed himself with a stopwatch and checked. The timing was off, the city concurred and made the refunds. On West Airport at Eldridge, Van Der Grinten found that to be the case and the yellow time was corrected and he said, “increased by only 0.4 seconds.” He wants those that
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received tickets before the adjustment to get their money back for red light violations that were paid. Van Der Grinten has also produced a study by the Texas Transportation Institute that states violations jumped 110 percent when yellow light timing was reduced by one second. The addition of one second beyond the bare minimum, according to the report, yielded a 40 percent col-
You’re in Stafford – new monuments draw attention to city property lines By Elsa Maxey Anyone seen the new 55 foot monuments in Fort Bend County? There are four situated statuesquely on U.S. 59 and one is at the east end of the Island in Stafford. City identity monuments is what the slender pyramids are.
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Red light camera issues still on the table By Elsa Maxey Reimburse fines paid on short yellow citations. Ease the over zealous enforcement of the right on red requirement of a full stop. Add one second to the yellow light minimum required by TxDOT. Remove the language on Sugar Land’s website about red light cameras reducing accidents and saving lives. These requests are items that Sugar Land resident Helwig Van Der Grinten is waiting to hear about from Mayor James Thompson. Van Der Grinten, Founder, Houston Coalition Against Red Light Cameras, met with Mayor Thompson last week together with Steve Griffith, Assistant City Manager. He has been dogged about the use of the red light cameras and says they are a random form of taxation for motorists. He says,
lision reduction. With the short yellows, violation numbers is what apparently doubled as did revenues, shares Van Der Grinten, adding that is what has attracted the company that runs the photo enforcement program at intersections. In Baytown, Van Der Grinten, says there’s someone there leading the charge to get a referendum See RED LIGHT, page 9
By Elsa Maxey Lakes of Edgewater homeowner Kim Mason, has been spearheading neighborhood opposition to a First Colony Community Association (FCCA) master plan. News of a proposed splash park in the Lakes of Edgewater and plans to close up to five swimming pools are causing not ripples, but a surge of concerns by residents that live in neighborhoods managed by the FCCA. So much so that homeowners in First Colony are concerned about what they say are plans being pushed on them, are being represented by an attorney, Jonathan Day of Day PLLC. Let’s begin with the end as it now stands. Last week, on June 17, the FCCA board approved moving forward with the next phase of construction renovations for the Edgewater Park project
for a splash park, pavilion and parking lot to cost $870,000. “Our designers will proceed with development documents that will go out to bid for construction of the project,” said FCCA Sherrie Knoepfel, Executive Director. SEE EDITORIAL, page 3
“FCCA: More cents than sense” Kneopfel also said that FCCA will be sending a follow-up response letter to neighborhood residents. “I think we have been extremely responsive,” said Knoepfel, when she was asked if she thought the board’s action implied that the resident protest fell on deaf ears and was in vain. See SPLASH, page 9
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Mayor Leonard Scarcella began working on having them placed some time ago and their purpose is about letting passersby know that they’re in Stafford, not Sugar Land or Houston, and in these parts, Meadows Place is on that list of cities for which this stretch of geography does not
correspond. Mayor Scarcella said that’s why they were needed. The towers cost $550,000, according to the city, and their use is one of the ways that Stafford seeks to get some attention. After all, Stafford is the only city in the state of Texas with a zero property tax, which made a congratulatory entry into the U.S. Congressional Record for its unique and bold policy for assisting taxpayers. Monument signs are markers intended to make an impression and that’s what these towers do since one can’t help but notice Sugar Land Town Square recently kicked off the first round of the 2010 Sugar Land Superstar them. “I guess you could say competition, sponsored by David Taylor Cadillac, with the first batch of contestants performing live in they’re a dignified way to let you the Plaza. Evan Hines, left, Samantha Garcia, Mary Sarah Gross, Alisha Pace and Toni Davis were named know you’re in Stafford country,” finalists at the end of the night and will go on to compete in the finale of the competition on August said Katy visitor Sean Matthews 14. Round II will take place from 7-9 pm on July 10. of the erected monuments put up this month. Most of these new identity markers, those huge monumental stakes, are found in sets of pairs— “two of them on West Airport on By LeaAnne Klentzman either side of U.S. 59 and two By LeaAnne Klentzman dences in Fort Bend County.” This is one of the new 55 foot monuments for the City of Stafford erected more are on either side of the Sheriff’s spokesperson Those arrested are accused of A couple of a couple of weeks ago. Four were placed along U.S. 59 and another one frontage at Techniplex,” said City Terriann Carlson issued a state- “street level” crack cocaine drug weeks back a on the city's "Island." Engineer Charles Russell. ment and photos of 12 people deals. Mo City woman See MONUMENTS, page 8 who have been charged with Charged with Delivery of a backed her land varying levels of narcotics offens- controlled substance; a state jail barge (a Chevy 8 CRIMINAL es. Carlson explained that sealed felony are: passenger vehi- OF THE WEEK Grand Jury indictments were James Luna, 21, bond $10,000, cle- you know) into a brand Up to 15 percent savings in Sugar Land but Congress’ failure leaves homeowners vulnerable issued for the arrested individuals Eddie Garner, 57, bond $ 5,000, new car in a Houston parkbased on a nine month under- Glenn Raven, 55, bond $5,000, ing lot. What was she think’n By Elsa Maxey and other initiatives, have earned say FEMA officials. cover operation by the Task force. and Kelly Conder, 33, one charge ... well, clearly she wasn’t, The City of Sugar Land the city lower premiums as a The designation, reports the The operation targeted illegal nar- of possession of marijuana, bond because she just drove off. announces that as a result of CRS Class 7 Community.” At a city, will impact premium reduc- cotics distributors in and across $2,500, and one count of possesImagine the outrage by witaddressing potential flood issues city council meeting this month, tions from 5 percent up to 15 per- Fort Bend County. sion of controlled substance war- nesses, yep, there they were with flood plain management pro- the class 7 community rating cent, depending on the location of Carlson said, “On June rant, bond $5,000, both of which mouths agape watching her grams, it has been able to obtain for Sugar Land was discussed the insured property. 16, 2010, beginning in the are also state jail felonies. drive away! Shall we have a reduced premiums for residents as one earned due to the city’s Flood insurance policies are morning hours, Drug Agents Also charged with delivery of moment of silent prayer for her purchasing flood insurance poli- efforts at exceeding minimum available from FEMA’s National along with Deputies from the a controlled substance, state jail life as she knew it BEFORE cies. flood plain requirements. This Flood Insurance Program ( Fort Bend County Sheriff’s felonies, are Al Chukwuemeka, she left the scene of an acciAccording to the city, FEMA is the first year that Sugar Land NFIP), which required the city’s Office Fugitive Apprehension 59, bond $25,000, Joe Petry, dent? Regional Administrator Tony participated in the voluntary rat- adoption and enforcement of cri- Division and Officers with 32, bond $30,000, and Sherman YessirreeBob, you can bet Russell said, “The City of Sugar ing system program and the high teria to reduce potential flooding Rosenberg Police Department Wilson 58, with a bond of things will never be the same! Land’s higher regulatory stan- rating for first-time participants in its community. executed the Sealed Grand Jury $25,000. See DUMB, page 8 dards, public education outreach, is considered outside the norm, See FLOOD, page 8 Indictments at numerous resiSee INDICTED, page 8
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Okay, that’s it...... I usually keep national politics out of this space. I do this mainly because I can’t even make Fort Bend politicians act right. What chance and what influence can I possibly have in national politics? But the latest Republican talking point has gotten on my last nerve. Can you believe that Texas U.S. House member Joe Barton has actually apologized to British Petroleum for us making them pay for ruining our part of the ocean until the next generation. That was just the last straw. I noticed a story in the daily rag about how the state Republican party is broke. It’s been an open secret that it has been broke for several years. Oh, they raise money to fund campaigns for specific people or positions. But they have been unable to raise money for the state party for several years because contributors simply don’t want to financially support a ragtag group of people who are so completely out of touch with the majority of even other Republicans in addition to most of the people in Texas. I know my words are falling on barren ground here in Fort Bend, but the socially conservative leadership of the state party is defunct. First, none of them have any personal money to give and wouldn’t give it if they did, and second, we don’t trust them with our money. They would probably give it all to one of their good old boys to set up a school for something as utterly impossible as abstinence. Example: some local group got thousands of tax dollars from the Bush administration to establish local abstinence groups. One well-known son of a local couple and the daughter of the well-known preacher were leaders of the group except they had to cancel their weekend conference because she was pregnant and they had to take off to get married. It’s just such silliness as this that makes us keep our wallets in our pockets for the state party. But, after this past weekend when not only crazy Joe
Barton, but Rush Limbaugh, and Michelle Bachmann also accused the President of a “Chicago-style shakedown.” Instead of patting him and his administration on the back for securing the $20 billion fund, they didn’t let the sun go down before they were raining on his parade. I have to quote my two favorite pundits, the 80-year-olds “Margaret and Helen” who said, “We survived Bush. You’ll survive Obama.” A page out of the other book....The Democrats in Fort Bend held a big gala this past weekend. They took the occasion to honor Fort Bend Commissioner Grady Prestage with the keynote speaker none other than gubernatorial candidate Bill White. They borrowed a few things from the Republican book by having a VIP room where you could privately meet and have your picture taken with Mr. White. Those tickets were a little higher. They had a silent and live auction and reportedly made a nice amount of money. I was disappointed that I wasn’t asked to roast Prestage. However, the Democrats avoided all that by “honoring” him instead of “roasting” him. Drats! I’ve known Grady Prestage for 25 years and can even remember dragging him to a Chamber party and introducing him around when he was first running. I was impressed that one of our commissioners had a college degree, something that was not common at the time. In fact, I’m not sure any of them ever had. County Judge Jodie Stavinoha yes, but none of the commissioners. The Democrats held a successful event, and we will be running photos in the magazines--Fort Bend Business Journal and/or Fort Bend Focus. Oh, one more thing. I saw several people there that I had previously thought were Republicans. Maybe they were just coming to see Bill White. Or maybe they were just honoring Grady Prestage. Or maybe.......Oh, and before I get off this subject,
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Commissioner Prestage has a couple of very handsome children (young adults now), a daughter and a son, who also attended the event. Finally...... It has really ticked me off for years that other people have won editorial awards at this newspaper and our magazines. Oh, I’m really proud of them and I know why I’ve never been able to win although I think I’m a great chronicler of the local political scene and other things. But I know how the judges think. They are looking for more stuff like Leon Hale writes and less like Rick Casey and I’m more of a Rick Casey writer. I like to write about stuff that politicians should be ashamed of. Over the years, I’ve even accused my son, who is in charge
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of getting the contest entries together, of entering some of my, shall we say, less memorable columns. And it’s always been a great deal of satisfaction to me when strangers tell me how much they enjoy my column. I’m a little embarrassed because writing this column is so easy for me to do. Hey, our elected officials give me more than enough fodder each week. Anyway, although I’m a little embarrassed, I’m secretly glad that people do read it and enjoy it. So.....(I’m finally getting to the point) this past weekend I won the first place award for column writing at our trade convention, the Texas Community Newspapers Association, in Austin. My life is complete.
I guess now I can put “award winning columnist” up by my name at the top of this space. Not long ago when my son won (probably because the judges were all hide-bound conservatives that year), we almost printed “award winning communist.” Thankfully, he caught it before it went to print. But with my win, they probably will use “award winning communist” because they all think
I’m so liberal. I’m not necessarily liberal. I prefer to think of myself as “progressive.” I haven’t forgotten the school superintendent’s contract. I’m having a CPA dissect the annunities it contains. I promise - next week. B.K. Carter is the owner/publisher of the Fort Bend/Southwest Star. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FCCA has more cents than sense! When I first heard about the proposed Lakes of Edgewater invasive splash park at a local party, I thought someone was pulling my leg around the keg. According to the plan I heard, several small pools would be shut down and a huge splash park would be opened in that quiet residential neighborhood. Does First Colony Community Association have more money than they have sense? As a resident of particular neighborhoods in First Colony, some of us pay a tidy sum (over $600 per year) into the community solicitation. Heretofore, I’ve always thought it was a bargain. Many neighborhood parks, pools, and other amenities are supported in addition to the beautiful plantings at the entrance to each subdivision. It always made me proud to live here. But this plan to shut smaller pools, which I love for my grandsons who also live here, is ludicrous and the board seems to not be listening to any of the neighbors. I know what they are doing. They are trying to compete with the water parks at New Territory and Sienna. These attractions were probably originally funded by the real estate developers and I say let the real estate developers fund the new splash park but somewhere not in a residential community. I didn’t move to First Colony for a Schlitterbahn style water feature. I moved here for all the green space, walking and
bicycling trails, and play parks. I believe First Colony Community Association has more money than it has sense and since that is the case, they need to be replaced. We need smart people on the board. Wait a minute. Maybe that is their ultimate plan. Screw up the neighborhood so much we’ll elect others, thereby letting them off the hook. I’ve heard that I need to take a real hard look at the spending of the dues collected by the association. I’ve heard it will blow your mind. If you want to call and make a protest about this almost million dollar expenditure, call 281-6349500. Tell’em Bev said to call. By the way, here are the leaders. You probably know one or more of them. Call them at home if you know them well enough to have their home numbers. Either tell them what you think or commensurate with them about this editorial. Don Olson, President Jim Dunford, Vice President Hillary Goldstein, Secretary/Treasurer Sherrie Knoepfel, Executive Director Farha Ahmed, John Molloy, Vidya Verma, Joyce Walter
Dear Bev, I wanted to express my gratitute to Detective Vanessa Lucio Brady for her heroism in May while on vacation (again after Vegas). I know I had my doubts about her ability to do her job as a detective. It was difficult for me when the deputy sheriff’s mis .... girlfriend... had been given a detective job despite having no training other than being a jailer. She got the detective job while so many other hardworking, long time sheriff’s deputies, dedicated to serving Fort Bend County were overlooked. I must say that she has proven the old motto of “on the job training”. I’m sure the family of that young girl is greatful that she was at least able to learn CPR on the job. My faith in the “Brady” campaign has been restored with this month’s attention to them by local Channel 13 (who seem to be big contributors with all the publicity). I hope they both keep up the good work and that all of their good deeds don’t end once the campaigning is over. Sincerely, Name withheld by request Fort Bend resident (who’s not falling for this act of kindness)
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The parents of Nancy Jean Elliott and Travis Eugene Petru are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Quenton Elliott, Jr. of Sugar Land, Texas. She is a 2004 graduate of Dulles High School, and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University, with a degree in English. While at A&M, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. Nancy teaches English at Stafford High School. Travis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Petru, also of Sugar Land, Texas. He is a 2004 graduate of Dulles High School, and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Economics. Travis is an appraiser with the Harris County Appraisal District. The couple is planning a July wedding in Richmond, Texas, after which they will make their home in Houston.
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Volunteers needed for clean-up project at Cullinan Park As part of its “Project a Month” program, the Bayou Preservation Association (BPA), in conjunction with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, (HPARD) will hold a clean-up event on Saturday, June 26 from 8 a.m. – noon. at Cullinan Park at Oyster Creek, 11940 Highway 6 South, Sugar Land, adjacent to Sugar Land Regional Airport. Community members and interested citizens are invited to partner with BPA and HPARD
and volunteer their time to help make a difference at Cullinan Park. No previous experience is required, and volunteers will help pick up trash, remove invasive exotic plant species, clear brush along trails and fill in trail potholes. Volunteers must sign a release form before participating in any activities at Cullinan Park and Oyster Creek. Anyone under age 18 must have a parent or a guardian sign the waiver form, which is available on the
Bayou Preservation Association will water and lunch. Parking is website at www.bayoupreserva- available at the parking lot just tion.org. You can also call the off of Highway 6. BPA office at 713-529-6443 for more details. Volunteers need to come prepared by wearing comfortable, loose clothing (preferably long sleeves and long pants), closedtoed shoes or work boots and perhaps a visor or sunglasses if it is sunny. Bug repellant and sunblock lotion are also recommended. Work gloves and other supplies will be provided, as
Kristin the Piston is 50!
First Baptist Church of Missouri City to host reunion First Baptist Church of Missouri City is having their first reunion since 1994 on the weekend June 26 and 27 on the church campus 2106 5th St. The festivities for former members and attenders begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday in the gym with lunch at noon catered by Chick-Fil-A with a good old “Baptist Style Bring-A-Dish” salad and dessert tables. Alumni please pre-register at number
below for lunch. From 2-4 PM there will a “Kid’s Time” outside with a petting zoo, pony rides, moon walks, face painting and balloon animals. From 4-6 PM there will be a program in the sanctuary with a reunion choir and special music, former staff and members sharing and an historical slide show. There will be some offcampus evening events as well
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Saturday evening. The Sunday service at 11:00 AM will be co-lead by former and current staff members. Donations will be accepted for the “Sign Fund” to help replace the FBC signage that was destroyed with the expansion of 5th St. Everyone in the community is invited to join the alumni for the Sunday service and all the neighborhood kids please come enjoy our Saturday “Kid’s Time” from 2-4 PM. For more information, contact Tom Koppa 281-652-6233.
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Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Mills are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lauren, to Cody Jack Gladney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gladney of Amarillo, Texas. The bride-to-be graduated from Clements High School in 2005 and received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Texas A&M University in 2008. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Ashley is currently working in Irving, Texas. The prospective groom graduated from Tascosa High School in Amarillo in 2002. He received both his bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2006 and master’s degree in animal breeding and genetics in 2008 from Texas A&M University. Cody was a member of FarmHouse fraternity. He now works in Garland, Texas. A late summer wedding is planned in Richmond, Texas. Following a honeymoon to Costa Rica, the couple will reside in Little Elm, Texas.
Beau is a handsome, smart 7 months old boxer mix. He loves playing with other dogs and loves to be around people too. He is gentle with children and would make a great family pet and companion. Beau is house trained and crate trained. He is also neutered and current on all his vaccinations. Contact Annie's Angels for more information on Beau. Annie’s Angels adoption fee covers: neuter, microchip, vaccinations and heartworm test. For more information about Beau please contact Annie's Angels Texas Rescue at 832 483-0997 or email@example.com Visit our website to see photo and videos of all of our pets for adoptions: http://www.anniesangelsrescue.com/
Dr. and Mrs. Chris Stivers of Agoura Hills, California are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Beth to Vincent Earl Chambers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Chambers of Sugar Land, Texas. Holly and Vincent graduated from Seaver College of Pepperdine University in 2007. Holly is a high school Spanish teacher at Royal High School in Simi Valley California. Vincent received his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in May, 2010. A late summer wedding is planned in Malibu, California.
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Girl Scout Gold Award trained 19 younger girls how to make dog beds for the local shelters. In doing these activities, Elizabeth has earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement given by Girl Scouts of the USA. A member of Girl Scout Troop 486 of Rainbow Stars Service Unit, Elizabeth received her award from Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. To earn the Gold Award, Elizabeth, 17, had to prove her leadership abilities by designing and carrying out a plan of activities that included community service, career exploration, and specialized interest projects. She had to meet the requirements for 65 hours of volunteer community service. A student at Austin High School, Elizabeth is the daughter of Jack and Darlene Bess.
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Anjum Faraz, a Kempner student, received the Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award from the Exchange Club of Sugar Land. This award recognizes high school seniors who have overcome great physical, emotional, and social obstacles to succeed in the classroom. This recognition serves as a powerful example to all students that hard work and perseverance really do matter. Anjum has Scoliosis, but that has not stopped him from excelling in school and serving the community. He is truly a role model to his fellow students.
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Chaplain Aide. As a Boy Scout, Eric earned 27 merit badges and was elected and inducted into the Order of the Arrow (the National Honor Society of Scouting). His Eagle Leadership Project consisted of designing, building, and installing two trophy shelves in the Sartartia Middle School Jaguar Band halls for Mrs. Julie Jezek, Band Director, and Mr. Edward Odeh, Assistant Band Director. Eric completed his Eagle Project, totaling 213 hours of service, with the help of fellow scouts from his troop and several adults. Eric is a sophomore at Austin High School where he plays baseball and is a member of the Varsity Honors Band where he lettered and plays the tenor and alto saxophones. Elizabeth Bess earns the Eric enjoys sports, camping, Girl Scout Elizabeth Bess and fishing. He is the son of Stephen and Marsha Abney of of New Territory wanted residents – especially children in Sugar Land. the community to be educated on pet care. She wrote an article for a local paper explaining what to do for your pets during hurricanes. She made dog bag posts for local parks and taught several boys and girls how to make these. She also did an animal food drive for the local animal shelters and
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Chelsea Powers, FBISD Travis graduating senior, was presented with a college scholarship from the Coalition of Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) for remaining Drug Free for the entire 12 years that she was in school. Chelsea was part of the Drugs Kill Program in Ft Bend ISD. Chelsea signed her Drug Free Pledge in May, 1999 while in kindergarten. Pictured with her are her parents, Steve and Jackie Powers and Earl Littman, past executive director of CBHS and founder of the program.
Eric Edward Abney of Boy Scout Troop 38 recently earned the Eagle Scout Rank. This is the highest rank awarded to a Boy Scout. Eric Edward Troop 38 is sponsored by Parkway United Methodist Church in New Territory and is part of the Boy Scouts of America North Star District. Eric began his Trail to Eagle when he joined Cub Scout Pack 38 as a Tiger Cub in 2000. He progressed through the ranks to earn Cub Scout’s highest award, the Arrow of Light. After his Arrow of Light ceremony he crossed over to join Boy Scout Troop 38 in 2005. He has held several positions of leadership including Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Instructor, and
about all aspects of fire prevention. Education office. • Fire Extinguisher Training: This is a hands-on opportunity for students. • Disaster Preparedness: Students will be given an overview of the Emergency Management section of the department, including a session on hurricane and storm preparedness. • Incident Command: Learn the basics of how fire personnel handle incidents.• Fire Ground Strategies and Tactics: Fire personnel will demonstrate offensive and defensive fire attack, search, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, as well as hands-on opportunities for students at the Fort Bend County Fire Field located in Richmond, Texas. • Graduation Ceremony. Applications for the Citizens’ Fire Academy will be accepted online at www.sugarlandtx. gov or in person at the Fire Administration offices, 10405 Corporate Drive, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., MondayFriday, July 6 to Aug. 6. For more information, contact Fire Capt. Michael McLemore at (281) 275-2859 or Fire Lt. John Hanna at 281-275-2177.
Edward Abney earns Eagle Scout Rank
attend all eight sessions of the program, be at least 18 years old and either live or work in Sugar Land. The course covers the following areas: • Fire Department Organization and History • Fire Communications: Students will learn about 911 and tour the Public Safety Communications Center. • Fire Science: Students will review the basics of fire science. • Protective Equipment: Students will try on and discuss the use and limitations of firefighter protective equipment. • Apparatus & Equipment: Students will experience fire apparatus and equipment up close and hands-on. • EMS/ Rescue: Current EMS capabilities will be discussed allowing students hands-on experiences. • CPR: This session will teach students the American Heart AssociationFriends and Family CPR (non-credentialed, no card issued) basics. • Firefighter Requirements and Recruitment: Learn what is required to become a firefighter, EMT and what it takes to continue. • Fire Prevention: Students learn
Citizens’ Fire Academy scheduled from Aug. 19 to Oct. 2. Applications are being accepted from July 6 through Aug. 6. Ideal candidates include citizens who will go back to their schools, organizations and neighborhoods and share the information they’ve learned. The only requirements to participate are a commitment to
Wondering what the Sugar Land Fire Department is all about or what services they provide in addition to emergency response? Have you ever taken a ride in a fire truck? Have you ever extinguished a real fire with a portable extinguisher? You can experience this and much more by enrolling in SLFD’s eighth
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Enrollment nears for Sugar Land Citizens’ Fire Academy #8 Wondering what the Sugar Land Fire Department is all about or what services they provide in addition to emergency response? Have you ever taken a ride in a fire truck? Have you ever extinguished a real fire with a portable extinguisher? You can experience this and much more by enrolling in SLFD’s eighth Citizens’ Fire Academy scheduled from Aug. 19 to Oct. 2. Applications are being accepted from July 6 through Aug. 6. Ideal candidates include citizens who will go back to their schools, organizations and neighborhoods and share the information they’ve learned. The only requirements to participate are a commitment to attend all eight sessions of the program, be at least 18 years old and either live or work in Sugar Land. The course covers the following areas: • Fire Department Organization and History • Fire Communications: Students will learn about 911 and tour the Public Safety Communications Center. • Fire Science: Students will review the basics of fire sci-
ence. • Protective Equipment: Students will try on and discuss the use and limitations of firefighter protective equipment. • Apparatus & Equipment: Students will experience fire apparatus and equipment up close and hands-on. • EMS/ Rescue: Current EMS capabilities will be discussed allowing students hands-on experiences. • CPR: This session will teach students the American Heart AssociationFriends and Family CPR (non-credentialed, no card issued) basics. • Firefighter Requirements and Recruitment: Learn what is required to become a firefighter, EMT and what it takes to continue. • Fire Prevention: Students learn about all aspects of fire prevention. Education office. • Fire Extinguisher Training: This is a hands-on opportunity for students. • Disaster Preparedness: Students will be given an overview of the Emergency Management section of the department, including a session on hurricane and storm preparedness. • Incident Command: Learn the basics of how fire personnel
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handle incidents.• Fire Ground Strategies and Tactics: Fire personnel will demonstrate offensive and defensive fire attack, search, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, as well as hands-on opportunities for students at the Fort Bend County Fire Field located in Richmond, Texas. • Graduation Ceremony. Applications for the Citizens’
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Seniors Love Life at Plantation at Quail Valley Seniors looking for an affordable, luxurious apartment home can find an ideal choice with Plantation at Quail Valley, an active senior-living community in Missouri City, for those 55 years and better. Residents will find a lovely gated community with state- of- the- art amenities, beautiful sparkling pool and spa, social activities, catered lunches, free transportation, planned trips, bingo, bridge, Bible study, “Wednesday Lunch On Us”, games night and “Saturday at the Movies.” Residents also can relax on their private patios and balconies that over look the beautiful court yards. The Plantation at Quail Valley offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments starting from $1035-$1376. Let the professional and dedicated staff help you enjoy the “Finer Things In Life” at the Plantation at Quail Valley. To find out about our “3 months free”, call 281-208-4470
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Leonardo Pierre of Texas Instruments presents a check to Laura Agüero, director of fundraising for the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra. Texas Instruments has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra as part of its ongoing commitment to enriching the quality of life in our community. Arts and culture is one of three key areas that TI and the TI Foundation support Laura Agüero, director of fundraising for the orches-
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tra, accepted the gift at the recent FBSO annual meeting. Leonardo Pierre, a TI digital signal processing engineer and FBSO cello player, presented the gift on behalf of TI. “We are grateful for the generosity of TI,” said Agüero. “As an all volunteer organization, the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra depends on the support of the community to help us sustain and grow our familyfriendly programming.”
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On May 26, Andrew Suter, a student at Clements High School, received the Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award from the Exchange Club of Sugar Land. This award recognizes high school seniors who have overcome great physical, emotional, and social obstacles to succeed in the classroom. This recognition serves as a powerful example to all students that hard work and perseverance really do matter. Andrew has excelled in academics and athletics since the illness and unexpected death of his older sister, Kelly in 2006.
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Missouri City Police crackdown is a reminder Launching another new initiative to crack down on crime, the Missouri City Police Department is conducting a citywide sting to discourage stores and restaurants from selling alcohol to minors. The local sweep, which has already started, will run through July 31 and is geared toward keeping the city one of the safest in the nation and “keeping businesses in compliance with the law,” said Sgt. Sal Luera, who is coordinating the operation. To deter teen drinking and encourage store and restaurant workers to be more vigilant in their sales, undercover officers will partner with a team of teenag-
ers who will attempt to purchase alcohol at local stores and restaurants. The teenagers will not attempt to alter their appearance in any way, and, if asked, they must provide legal identification and state their real names and birthdates. The teenagers are volunteers and are not affiliated with any schools or programs. If police observe employees selling alcohol to the minors, offenders will be arrested on the spot. Owners and managers of the establishments could be cited, too. State law prohibits the sale of alcohol to individuals younger than 21 and the penalties for buyers and sellers are steep. The
Missouri City tunes in to new emergency AM radio station When emergencies happen, Missouri City residents will soon be able to turn their radio dials to a City station and hear up-to-theminute reports. At its June 7 meeting, City Council approved the purchase of the Radio Station with an uninterruptible power supply from Information Station Specialists, Inc. of Zeeland, Michigan, for $44,895. A number on the AM dial has not yet been established. The station would transmit traffic updates, emergency weather bulletins, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather information and other types of emergency communications for the Missouri City area. “After seeing a need for this service following Hurricane Ike, when all types of public information outlets were inoperable, including the internet, telephone and cell phones, the City realized that we could still put out emergency information by radio when all other sources were down,” said John Sheffield, Missouri City’s Division of Emergency
Preparedness Chief. In case of a similar situation in the future, the low-power AM radio station would be accessible to the public via a hand cranked or battery-powered radio, providing the city with another avenue to share important emergency messages with residents. When the new station becomes available, signs will be installed along major roadways in the City to encourage residents to tune in. The radio station will give the City’s Emergency Operations Center the ability to provide information and instructions during amber alerts, flash floods, hurricanes and other disasters. During daily broadcasts, the station will provide important details on street repairs and traffic hazards. More than 35 low-power AM Radio stations are currently operating in Texas, including one by Fort Bend County. “These stations are a critical part of the emergency notification system in jurisdictions across the country, including in Stafford, Fort Bend County and Harris County,” Sheffield said.
offense is a Class A misdemeanor in Missouri City, punishable by fines and/or jail time. “We want to make sure kids are alcohol free not only to protect the welfare of minors but to keep our streets safe,” Luera said. The stings are being conducted now because most area schools
are out of session and an unfortunate part of summer fun for some teenagers includes drinking, Luera said. If individuals witness businesses selling or providing alcohol to minors, they are encouraged to contact the Missouri City Police Department at 281-403-8700.
resident’s patio in the overhead trellis. Resident impressed with her calm manner and professionalism as she caged the animal and took it to be released in an uninhabited area. ATTN: TEENAGERS. Missouri City “night” curfew is 11 pm (Monday through Thursday) and 12:01 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. NEW EMERGENCY AM RADIO STATION FOR MISSOURI CITY. Watch for signs on major roadways in MC when station is on the “air”.
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Connor Duran and Madison Taylor, fifth-grade students at Sienna Crossing Elementary School, have been selected as delegates in Education in Action’s 2010 Lone Star Leadership Academy-Dallas/Fort Worth summer program. Education in Action is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young Texans to become informed and active leaders in their commu-
nities. The organization accomplishes its mission by providing Texas students with experiential learning and leadership development opportunities. The program selects outstanding students in grades fifth and sixth from across the state. All participants must show commitment to community or school involvement, maintain an 85 or higher overall grade point average, and receive a teacher recommendation.
Freshman track star at Marshall High School competes at state Mylana Hearn, a ninthgrade student at Marshall High School, has set a high athletic standard for upcoming freshmen athletes to meet. She is the first freshman in the history of Marshall High School to advance to the 5A UIL State Track and Field Meet and compete in an individual event. On May 15, Hearn competed in the
Girls Triple Jump 5A event at state and placed 6th. Hearn advanced to the state meet after earning 28 points at the district meet. At the District Meet, she placed 1st in the High As Lone Star Leadership Academy delegates, Duran and Taylor will have Jump event, 1st in Triple Jump, the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through activities, simu3rd in Long Jump, and 5th in lations, and visits to significant Texas sites. the 100-Meter Hurdles. Hearn is coached by Head Girls’ Track Coach, Benita Smith.
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Seniors looking for an affordable, luxurious apartment home can find an ideal choice with Plantation at Quail Valley, an active senior-living community in Missouri City, for those 55 years and better. Residents will find a lovely gated community with state- of- the- art amenities, beautiful sparkling pool and spa, social activities, catered lunches, free transportation, planned trips, bingo, bridge, Bible study, “Wednesday Lunch On Us”, games night and “Saturday at the Movies.” Residents also can relax on their private patios and balconies that over look the beautiful court yards. The Plantation at Quail Valley offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments starting from $1035-$1376. Let the professional and dedicated staff help you enjoy the “Finer Things In Life” at the Plantation at Quail Valley. To find out about our “3 months free”, call 281-208-4470
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Missouri City’s Pet of the Week is one Sassy lady! Missouri City’s Pet of the Week is Sassy, a 4-year-old fluffy black and brown Shepherd mix. She has a very sweet disposition and would be great with children. Sassy is spayed and up-to-date on all her shots. Sassy enjoys playing with toys and going for long walks. To see Sassy, please call the Missouri City Animal Shelter at 281-403-8970 to make an
appointment. The shelter is located behind the City Hall complex at 1923 Scanlin Rd. The City’s website also features an Adopt-A-Pet listing with information about adoption fees and requirements for adopting a pet. For more information, visit www. missouricitytx.gov/Government/ Public-Works/Animal-Control and click on the “Adopt-A-Pet” link.
QV Proud Hotline SWIM LESSONS? QV Swim Team has a “learn to swim program”. Email Blanca at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information: www.QVST.org. QVEast POOL PASSES/ TAGS? Email: qveast@yahoo. com. Being sold 6pm to 8pm Monday nights at their Clubhouse at 2206 Turtle Creek Blvd. Soon will be selling them Saturday and Sunday evenings, same time. PRAISE FOR: Jennifer Jennings, Animal Control Officer. Removed a LARGE nutria on
CITY GRANT REQUEST. MC Parks Department requesting Grant to upgrade existing Recycling Center’s infrastructure, including pavement, a new fence, and new gate. FUNDS ALSO REQUESTED FOR: Two household hazardous waste collection events, glass recycling, volunteer clean-up supplies, and a recycling education display. GRANT IS: No-match, nolimit grant opportunity. Grant recipients announced in July 2010. HURRICANE SEASON INFORMATION. www.nhc. noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro. shtml or www.Ready.gov and www.redcross.org MISSOURI CITY “MEMORIAL” TREE PROGRAM. Watch for news release. Like NO OTHER Memorial tree program you’ve seen. WARNING TO DOG OWNERS. CITY Animal Control may issue citation if they see you walking your dog with “NO” leash. Especially, in parks and on golf cart paths/courses. Fine: up to $500/dog. STAY UPDATED ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY. Email your name and address to: “Valley View E-News” (Written by two (2) volunteers as their service to the community.) Request that you be added to their list of “subscribers”. ViewsNewsList@aol.com. DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? Email the PROUD HOTLINE at QVProud@aol.com. I will “promptly” email you the answers. FOR “FAQs” http//www. quailvalleyproud.com/faqs.php
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COMMONWEALTH/SUTTON FOREST - Exquisite ‘’Designer Showcase’’ Home in Desired Neighborhood! Stately trees & lush landscaping surround this lovely hm. Rich 5’’ slat hardwood floors, double crown molding & plantation shutters. Open concept floorplan, spacious kitchen with granite countertops, tile flooring & lg. center island. Spacious gamerm. 5th bedrm. could be a study. Formal Liv. rm. could be 6th bedrm. or 2nd bedrm. down. Flagstone patio w/rock waterfall in backyd. w/back gate leading to walkway & hidden park. Gorgeous! $382,500 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4718CS)
COMMONWEALTH PARK – Outstanding Newmark w/updates galore on a oversized cul-de-sac wooded lot surrounded by lush landscaping! Entry opens to both formals w/ crown molding & 2’’ wood blinds. Plush neutral carpeting/paint thru-out(2009). Huge gourmet kit. updated(2009)granite countertops w/ tumbled tile backsplash, oversized island w/brkfast bar, 18’’ tiled floors & microwave. Dble ovens. Gas range-2010. Walk-in pantry.Open kit.concept-family rm. w/corner brick hearth firepl. Huge patio. Lg. yard for a pool & play area! $289,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM38BC)
COMMONWEALTH PARK - Gorgeous Updated Perry Home. Lush landscaping & mature trees. Rich 5’’ Slat hardwood Floors in entry, formals, dining & kitchen. Open concept floorplan. Updated kit. w/beautiful granite countertops & tumbled tile backsplash. SS GE conv. oven & microwave & Bosch dishwasher, GE profile down-draft smooth cooktop. Updated Exec. master bath w/granite counterstops & shower surround matching tile flrs. Oversized gamerm. & study up w/French drs. Sprklr sys., ext.patio w/water feature. Recent paint/carpet $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3814SM)
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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)
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SIENNA VILLAGE OF SHIPMANS – Exquisite Village Patio Home w/Courtyard Entry to Private Guest Quarters. Open Concept Floor Plan. Tons of hardwood flooring, 2’’ blinds & vaulted ceilings.Gourmet Style kitchen w/oversized island & abundance of cabinets! Private library w/built-ins. Spacious Liv. Rm. w/wall of transom windows & French Doors to covered patio. Oversized master bedrm. Dramatic master bath w/ whirlpool tub beneath stately columns w/archway. Huge wooded backyard w/covered patio,perfect for a pool. Alarm & Sprklr sys. $299,000. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3318CH)
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COMMONWEALTH PARK - Magnificent 6/3.1/3Det. Perry hm w/pool in desired commonwealth w/grand 2 story foyer & curved staircase. Modular tile flooring thru-out downstairs. Downstairs master bedrm has hardwoods & fireplace w/french doors leading to covered patio & back yd pool. Open concept design w/spacious entertainment rooms. Kitchen w/granite countertops, lg. Center isle. Family rm. W/wall of windows overlooking pool. Huge upstairs game rm. Juliette balcony, gated driveway & plantation shutters. All located on a cul-de-sac street. $449,900 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM19TF)
COMMONWEALTH/SUTTON FOREST – Stunning 4/3/2Det.oversized garage. Perry one story w/tons of upgrades! Open concept floorplan & spacious entertainment size formals. Kitchen features granite countertops(bullnose edge), lg. center island & custom built cabinets w/pull out shelves. Huge study (or sitting area)off Master Bedrm. Additional features include: 5’’ slat hardwood floors, 2’’ wood blinds, high vaulted ceilings, hollywd baths, auto. sprkler sys. & alarm. Private backyd w/lush landscaping, oversized patio-perfect for a pool!. $375,000. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4718DC)
COLONY LAKES – Fabulous ‘’WATERFRONT’’ 2 story home with ‘’picturesque views’’! Nestled in a gated community on a cul-de-sac street. Formal Living & Dining Rm. w/duel sided gas log fireplace, crown molding, 2’’ blinds, & laminate ‘’wood like’’ flooring (in 4 rooms). Spacious open concept family rm. & kitchen. Family rm. w/wall of windows overlooking the back yard & water view. Large game room up! Recent interior paint & speckled berber carpet. Enjoy the views from the back yard 2 story deck! A must see! $249,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3911RT)
COMMONWEALTH/OXFORD - Come see this Dramatic Perry Hm with a sparkling diving pool. Grand 2-story tile foyer greets you & your guests. Lg formals w/hardwood floors. Plantation shutters downstairs - 2’’ blinds up. Updated island kitchen w/granite countertops & brushed stainless steel appliances. Huge master suite w/French doors leading to pool. Oversized gameroom & 4 large bedrooms up, all w/walk-in closets.Sprinkler system. Over $90,000 in Updates & Upgrades! $364,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4218SI)
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Great 2 story private retreat on colorado river 7 miles from intercoastal & 14 miles from gulf. Incredible river view, gorgeous screened in deck, peir & cleaning table, bulkhead just repaired. Huge gameroom, mud room, extra bdrm & room down. Master, kitchen, living up for view. Appliances & most furniture stay. Also golf cart. 45A island w/15 homes, full time caretaker. Pool, never flooded. Quiet peaceful unique! $399,900. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938.
Precious 1 story home on cul de sac in country club subdivision. Incredible like new home kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite island & counters,replacedcabinets,wineroomw/winecoolers, hardwood floors. Replaced most windows, radiant barrier, vaulted ceilings, wrought iron spindles. Great home for entertaining. Pool and gorgeously landscaped yard. Low taxes & great location. This house is wonderful! $245,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.
Former model luxury stucco custom townhouse in pristine condition in gated community. Huntington floorplan w/ 3 bdrms & master retreat. Downstairs open floorplan great for entertaining. Gourmet island kitchen open to living area & formal dining. Granite tile, covered patio, in house fire sprinkler, yard sprinkler sep. Lots of trimwork, whirlpool tub, really gorgeous. Great location. $265,000. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938. BM4319LW
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Like new, lived in barely 9 months, owner transferred. Popular plan D442 on private culde-sac str on oversized lot w/no back neighbors or power lines. Over $12k in upgrades by owners since move in. Added plantation shutters, iron fence & gate by porte-cochere, gutters, designer paint in study. Media room, hardwoods, iron stair railing, upgraded granite. GE profile appliances, upgraded carpet, closet system, covered back patio. Pegboards in garage. Quick move in available. Priced to sell $420,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102
Southern style charm at its finest. Stately elevation w/covered balconies, corner lot, 3 car garage. 2 Story ceilings and windows create an open feel and afford gorgeous views of trees and landscaping. Remodeled kitchen w/granite countertops, backsplash, tile (‘08). Plantation shutters, gleaming hardwood floors, elegant millwork w/ built-ins in many rooms, updated fixtures, carpet & paint. Cleverly concealed wall safe. Tropical backyard, covered patio, pool & spa. Spacious secondary bedrooms. $750,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102
Amazing price reduction! New custom home in exclusive section of lake pointe. Mediterranean stucco home w/ tile roof.Spectacular water views on quiet cul-de-sac street.Prime location in the heart of sugar land close to hospitals,town square shopping,restaurants. Quality construction w/usage of new technologies.Great for entertaining or just relaxinginquietsetting.*Mo-fr:ifgateclosed,dial999, hoawillopen.Weekend:gateopened12-6*$949,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102
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TOWNEWEST: 3/2/2 Wonderfully maintained home w/ real hardwood & ceramic tile floors no carpeting. Lrg Family room w/ Lrg closets & built-in desk. Recent dishwasher, AC, furnace, water heater & garage door remote. Roof 2006. Call Steve Lewis (713)252-9995 (10510RI)
SIENNA PLANTATION: Beautiful Newmark home on an oversized wooded lot. Has it all! 2 bedrooms down, 6/4/3 designer paint, gourmet kichen on culde-sac. Call Diane Molina (281)8410426 (3807SM)
CANYON GATE AT THE BRAZOS: UNBELIEVABLE PRICE! Stunning custom home in gated community 5/3.5/4+study, garage large enough for 32’ boat, huge backyard w/pool and green area, beautiful landscaping, upgrades galore. Call Diane Molina (281)841-0426 (6114WP)
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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 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (37WE)
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(CORNER OF CANYON COURT & LA QUINTA DRIVE)
in Quail Valley subdivision Missouri City
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19901 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, Texas 77479
$199,000 • Sienna
This beautiful Federick Harris Estate Home is a rare find! It is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, on a half acre lot. Home has 3 bedrooms downstairs and 2 bedrooms, plus a bonus room upstairs. Too many upgrades to mention them all! Entry has stone flooring. Staircase, formals & family room have recent hardwood flooring. Custom TV niches and a window bench seat in breakfast area are nice touches. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances is to die for! (3411SU) This charming 4 bedroom Ryland Home is located is The Coves of Sienna Plantation. It is located on a quiet cul-de-sac & sits beside a nature reserve. Home includesspaciousfamilyroomandbothformals.Two-sidedfireplacecanbeenjoyedfromeithertheformalliving or family room. Large kitchen has lots of cabinets & plentyofcounterspace.Theislandandcounterprovide additionalprep&servingareas.Shortwalktoneighborhood park & Sienna Crossing Elementary. (3807SV)
NEW LANDSCAPING MAKES THIS THE BEST BARGAIN IN FORT BEND! Just remodeled and landscaped! Large house in Quail Valley with guest/maid quarters. New paint-every room and most drawers and cabinets. New carpet and tile in both the main house and guest house. New granite countertops in kitchen, new sinks, new cooktops and new double oven. House has both formals and 3-5 bedrooms with 2 bedrooms down. Guest quarters has 2-3 bedrooms plus living room with cathedral ceiling. Also 2 car garage and swimming pool. Call Becky Faust 713-8289007 (3003CA)
FIRST COLONY – 4/3.5/2, Located in the heart of First Colony, this traditional home features great storage and large room sizes, subway tile entry, two walk-in closets in the Master bedroom, wet bar in upstairs gameroom, walk-in pantry in kitchen. $243,000 (3207EF)
CREEKMONT - 4/3.5/2, Home located on a private lot with no back neighbors, featuring a media room, gameroom, data center, island kitchen with granite countertops. $229,000 (2531SO) FIRST COLONY – 5/3.5/3, Located on a corner lot on a cul-de-sac street, this home features formals, plantation shutters throughout, corner fireplace in family room with graceful arched doorways, Island Kitchen with Corian counter tops, gas cooktop and double ovens, and spacious Master suite. $339,990 (1511MG)
4500 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX, 77478
$445,000 • Sienna
QUAIL VALLEY, mature trees & refreshing pool with fence & offseason net. 5/2 ½ /2 with workshop/ storage behind garage. Updated appliances, w/d & 1 yr old frig stay. 2560 s/f per tx rolls. Italian ceramic tile. $158,750 (3214LC)
TELFAIR – 3 or 4/2/2, All bedrooms on first floor, plus a study, lots of natural light, kitchen includes built-in buffet, granite counters and tile floors, bay window in Master, huge media room upstairs is wired for surround sound. $329,900 (6802SO)
FIRST COLONY OASIS, 4/2½/2 w/gate, faces Austin Lake. Fabulous pool, landscaping, updated appliances, tile & laminate floors, marble, fresh paint, gardens, 2 outside living areas! $199,900! Austin Pkwy Elem. You haven’t seen this one before! (3115DL)
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OAKS OF ROSENBERG: 4/3.5 Gorgeous 2-story w/great Kitchen, media room, spacious living throughout. Immaculate. Big backyard. 3 car Garage Call Linda Guerrero (713)885-7314 (5304TR)
GREATWOOD – 4/3.2/2, This home features fresh interior paint, hardwoods, Avanza counters and stainless appliances in the kitchen, study with 2 built-in work centers, finished garage with a half bath. $269,900 (1319SB)
FIRST COLONY – 4/3.5/2, Located in popular Oaks of Alcorn. This home features a gourmet kitchen with granite and vaulted ceiling, granite in Master Bath, formal living could be used as a study, game room, and lush back lawn, pool/spa and gazebo. $350,000 (3814EL)
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FIRST COLONY! POOL/SPA/ WATERFALL! Beautiful Newmark home w/all tile and real wood floors thru-out. No carpet. Gourmet kitchen and 2 story living. Paradise pool w/ spa/waterfall all located on culdesac street. Priced to go fast! Don’t miss this one. Clements schools.
Trendmaker home built in 2007. Over 4000 sqft! 4 bedrooms 3.5 bath, study & gameroom. 3+ car garage & portechere! Upgrades galore! Across from neighborhood greenbelt and close to Elem. and community parks. Bring an offer! $400’s
FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND! 2 story 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths. Totally updated with new granite kitchen, fixtures, wood & tile thru-out. Landscaped yard with wood deck. Rare find priced in low $200’s.
SUGAR LAND! Great 1 story home in Sugar Creek. 3 bedrooms & study on big corner lot. Seller has updated with carpet, tile,paint in/out and roof. Shows great! Priced to go in the $200’s Hurry.
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Perry Home built in 2006! Over 2600 sqft 1 story 4 bedrooms with both formals or study. Gourmet kitchen with 16” tile thru out. Real Hardwood in family room. Cover patio, sprinklers, private culdeasac lot! Priced to go low $200’s
9410CW SIENNA VILLAGE 4/3.5/2 Golf course lot. Close to water park in Parkway. Master Down w/ Gamerm up w/ Balcony. $334,900
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Over 3300sqft! Huge corner lot. 4 bedrooms 3.5 bath! Upgrades include Gourmet island kit. with granite counters & stainless steel appliances. Wood Laminate & tile floors thru -out! mater down and study down. Gameroom up. Hurry, this is rare find will go fast! $270’s
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HERMANN LAKE • Lovett WATERSIDE Constructed w/many appointments. Separate dining room. Den & kitchen are spacious. Island kitchen. Den, living, dining are in hardwoods. Plantation shutters. Custom throughout. (2439NM)
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• Exceptional home in Ft Bend schools area. Two story entry introducing you to separate dining w/double crown molding. Large family area down and gameroom up. Island kitchen w/upgraded cabinets, lots of storage and counterspace plus gas stove. Master suite has executive master bath. Features include berber carpet,updated a/c, dishwasher, upgraded paint, dual a/c & heating,and special energy water heater. Oversized homesite w/auto sprinkler system.Exterior elevation was upgraded& has solar screens and gutters. (8430FR)
• Pristine house at excellent price. Refreshing pool/spa & covered patio. Beautiful appointments. Sunroom area.Master down. Gameroom up & media room w/surround sound & projection screen system. Plantation shutters. (4614LK)
grades. Large open family room & kitchen. Separate formal dining. Master down. Energy efficient. Upgrades fixtures, tile, stove(also plumbed for gas)2” blinds, fans,hardiplank,whirlpool tub. Nice sized backyard. Auto sprinkler system. (4918GL)
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SIENNA – Perfect for the family who loves a big back yard! 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, formal living, dining & den. Spacious island kitchen with add’l cupboards in breakfast area. Gameroom up. HUGE back yard, extended patio filled with 5 Lg oak trees, fruit trees, gardens, play area. NO BACK NEIGHBORS. $205,000. Mls # 72616482 (10322DL)
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QUAIL VALLEY – Spacious one story 4 bed 2 1/2 bath on the golf course with water view. Pool, screened porch. Impecably maintained with updated flooring, baths, lighting, kitchen appliances... over 2500 sq ft $179,000 MLS # 70009131 (3210CP)
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SUGAR LAKES – Great views of lake & fountain awaits you at this gorgeous waterfront home. 3-car garage, custom wood shutters & many more updates. A maintenance fee of $950 per year includes yard care front & back for all year & fertilizing. $449,000 Connie “Z” 713-569-0180 (411BS)
AVALON – Exquisite custom on oversized waterfront cul-de-sac lot. 2-story foyer takes you to magnificent rooms & spectacular lake views! Hardwood flrs imported to be built-on-site w/ great attention to detail & workmanship! Wine cellar, Loggia alongside 1st & 2nd flr terrace to relax & enjoy the views. Pristine pool & spa! $1,194,500 Connie “Z” 713-569-0180 (5007RE)
2:00-4:00PM 8502 N FITZGERALD WAY SIENNA – Come Take A Look at this open & inviting floor plan great for entertaining. A chefs dream granite isl kit w/rich cabinetry & great work space, gleaming hrdwds, both formals, gamerm & extra bonus rm, 3-car garage & lush landscaping! Come See! $355,687 Sara Nguyen 832-439-7600 (8502NF)
THE GROVE – Quiet cul-de-sac street, lrg living area, high ceilings, open formal dining rm, extra rm is sitting area in master, recent int/ext paint, tile flrs, hardi-plank siding, custom fitted plywood for wndws during hurricane season! Nicely lndscpd, pleasing neutrals, lots of light, recent updates! Don’t Miss! $110,000 Holly Cravens 713-865-1841 (1815CM)
LAKES OF WILLIAMS RANCH – A must see community. Visit custom homes, drive around lakes, most lots & homes have waterfront and/ or water views! This home has warm neutral colors, beautiful woodwork, large open family rm w/granite & top notch appliances. Home is finished beautifully! $869,000 Linda Bell Team 832-222-9010 (1011GE)
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Beautiful updates, ready to move in! Stainless appliances in light and bright island kitchen-glass cabinets, breakfast bar, built-ins in breakfast room. Updated master bath, includes new seamless shower door, his and her sinks, dec. mirrors, wirlpool & large closet! Large gameroom up with built-ins. Spacious bedrooms. Need storage, large Texas Basement! $264, 900 (2623LV)
SIENNA PLANTATION Highland home on the golf course w/ pool/spa! Hardwoods throughout. Gameroom. Media room, & built in desk/work area up. Stone FP,study with french doors, 2-story entry, iron stair railings. Gourmet kit w/ large isl, lots of cabinets, & butler panty, opens to living area! Truly magnificent! $409,900 (3410SC)
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Flood insurance part of hurricane preparedness..........................from page 1 Reportedly in Sugar Land, FEMA estimates there are about 4,300 flood insurance policy holders. The Texas Department of Insurance advises that now is the time to check current insurance policies and address questions with insurance agents. Hurricane season is underway and there’s that message that continues to be repeated. If you don’t live in a mapped floodplain, it doesn’t
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this time may be for naught. In Washington, Congress has let the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) lapse, coincidentally at the same time hurricane season started and it was not the first time this year. Although considered by some to be temporary, Congressman Pete Olson said, “Before Congress recessed for Memorial Day, the House rammed through another multibillion dollar extenders bill.” He said the costly legislation was unrelated to flood insurance and increases federal spending by $174 billion and adds over $134 billion to an already skyrocket-
New monuments draw attention to city............... from page 1 “They’re made of aluminum panels and metal skin with plexiglass at the top 15 feet of the white panels,” he said. The plan is to make them light up at night and also to enhance the city’s image.
There’s more to come for that image enhancement. Two lighting pole projects are underway and will better show off the city, which is on a steadfast course to improve its aesthetic image.
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ing national deficit. “Caught up in this package of bundled legislation was the reauthorization for the National Flood Insurance Program,” he said, and “the Senate failed to act on this legislation altogether and the NFIP expired on May 31, 2010.” Again, last week Congress did not extend the flood insurance program. A Professional Insurance Agent official reportedly said that the lack of action to renew the flood insurance program means homeowners still cannot obtain new flood insurance coverage through the NFIP. Congressman Olson says that pressing issues such as flood insurance are being bundled up into costly spending bills and this, he said, “fails the people in Fort Bend County who ABWA-SWAPEN
need this issue resolved now.” For flood information visit www.floodsmart.gov and the Fort Bend County Drainage District Offices at 1004 Blume Road in Rosenberg to see preliminary flood insurance rate maps, also available online at www.co.fortbend.tx.us/ For action by Congress to extend the national flood insurance program, who knows?
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Each year, the City of Sugar Land produces an Annual Action Plan that prioritizes the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. A draft of the Annual Action Plan will be available for public review and comment beginning June 28, 2010 through July 27, 2010. The draft plan may be found on the City website www.sugarlandtx.gov and in the City Secretary Office, City of Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. In addition, the City will host a public meeting to further explain the CDBG process and solicit comments and feedback from residents concerning the proposed activities. Comments will be taken into consideration for any changes to the draft plan before submittal to HUD. All attendees are invited to speak on the subject of CDBG at the public hearing on:
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Improving the urban environment in low and moderate income areas; Eliminating blighting influences and the deterioration of property, neighborhoods and public facilities in low and moderate-income areas; and Ensuring decent, safe, sanitary housing for low and moderate-income residents.
Eligible activities include but are not limited to: public facility construction and improvements; handicapped accessibility; operational funding for non-profit agencies servicing primarily low income persons; rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing; housing development assistance, enforcement of City codes; clearance and demolition; infrastructure improvements; business development and job creation activities. Fair Housing Issues
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Splish... Splash. ......................................... from page 1 “We’ve allowed residents a number of opportunities and that is what the process is about,” she said, adding that FCCA had done its best to address concerns. “Although the level of opposition is by some people in the community there, it is not the majority of people from the greater community,” she said. As for closing the swimming pools, “five of the 10 is what we are proposing,” she said, “and we don’t have a timeline when this will happen.” TV news accounts had reported that the pools would close by Labor Day. She explained the pool closures did not mean the end of a recreational area for a subdivision, but rather, a different recreational amenity would be redeveloped in place of a pool. One of the new pools she referred to is at the aquatic center on Austin Parkway that will have an interactive leisure pool, water slide, beach entry, play features, a playground and lazy river. It is proposed for construction later this year and projected to be ready for use during this time in 2011.
“The new pools will have 10 to 12 lifeguards per pool,” and FCCA will require more lifeguard staffing positions than it now has, she said of the new aquatic complexes to be developed at some existing pool sites available to residents in lieu of the smaller pools proposed for closure. At Edgewater Park, “We’re keeping the playful dragon in there,” she said of the park design. “It is a beautiful, fabulous park,” and she said the dragon feature goes throughout the entire park. But that’s not all. Here’s what some of the neighborhood residents have to say. “Neighborhood pools are being swapped for a public attraction.” “The park will be invasive and should not be in a quiet, residential neighborhood, but rather a larger public area.” As a term of endearment, Edgewater Park was even referred to as a hidden gem. Some in the FCCA neighborhoods to be affected say that property values will fall. Others said they moved to First Colony because of the pools,
and because of the closures, they may have to move out. A petition to stop the implementation of the splash park in Lakes of Edgewater began last month followed by a series of questions to the board. In the petition, reference is made to proposed plans that include Lakes of Edgewater, Crescent Lake, Lexington Colony, Magnolia Plantation, the Lakes and Heritage Colony, which will be impacted by amenity changes, with some of those areas getting splash parks. Alcorn Oaks, Austin Park, Creekshire, and Woodstream, according to the plan they say, will all have their pools closed. “We now have the Woodstream subdivision on board,” Mason said reminding neighbors of the FCCA meeting. “We are over 70% on the ‘No Splash Park’ petition for the Lakes of Edgewater,” which includes Edgewater Bay and Edgewater Gardens. She told neighbors that 5 other subdivisions were on board that will have their pools closed and filled with dirt and they were working hard to inform
Red light camera issues.............................. from page 1 on the ballot to ban red light cameras because of those short yellows. Van Der Grinten is also collecting signatures in Sugar Land. As part of his research, he said that in Houston at Gessner and the Southwest Freeway, signage allows right turns on red without a full stop with the use of a yield sign. “This practice is not prohibited by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices if it is deemed to improve traffic flow,” he said. He even has TxDOT information that affirms that the short yellow traffic lights are illegal and the different yellow light timing standards from TxDOT for lights on roads in accordance with 6 speed limits ranging from 35 to 60 MPH. There is also urban crash contributing data from TxDOT that Van Der Grinten has shared with
the city. Sugar Land’s mayor will be getting back to Van Der Grinten and until then, all remains in place as is. For now, what Van Der Grinten would like is a statement on the city’s website that says, “The Sugar Land red light camera enforcement program is under review for its effectiveness in reducing accidents and its fairness to the driving public.” In the meantime, there’s this taking place. The Lone Star Project, affiliated with the federal PAC Lone Star Fund, reports that the state’s biggest advocate of red light cameras, Texas State House representative Linda Harper-Brown, who sits on the Texas House Transportation Committee is facing charges filed by a Democratic watch-dog organization, the Texas Values in Action Coalition. A formal bribery complaint was filed
with the U.S. Attorney and with the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County DA’s office. Reportedly, the top advocate for red-light cameras in the Texas Legislature, Harper-Brown also drives a $55,000 Mercedes Benz, owned by a transportation company that, along with its sister company, has sold red-light cameras and received more than $12.3 million in Texas state contracts. Harper-Brown is also known as a relentless promoter and defender of red-light camera traffic enforcement said a Dallas news source. Several years ago, it reported that Harper-Brown offered amendments, inserted legislative language and generally used her personal and political influence to promote the use of red light cameras by cities to photograph and fine motorists at road intersections.
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residents before the plan would move forward. In numbers, Mason said 113 were against the splash park, out of 159 polled in Lakes of Edgewater; 70 against, out of 78 in Edgewater Bay and 22 against, out of 38 in Edgewater Gardens. She said the total number has increased and “we also have over 100 more in other areas of First Colony.” About 15 homeowners affected by the FCCA master plan spoke at the FCCA board meeting last week. Not all those who signed up to speak said “no” altogether. But some said “no” partly because they were just now becoming aware of these plans. In a response letter to petitioners, FCCA provides a list of times when topics were discussed in public meetings and also addressed in their newsletters. FCCA also states the information was posted on its website starting in 2008. Protesters, on the other hand, say that an FCCA Resident Amenities Survey conducted in May 2009 shows homeowners desiring to keep their pools and natural parks. Additionally, they say that approximately 40% of the survey participants assigned low values for the idea of replacing pools with spray parks rather than refurbishing pools. Highest-rated proposed amenities, they said, were lowcost, low-impact improvements like hiking/biking trails and canoeing on the lake. The cities of Sugar Land and Missouri City are currently working on the addition of several hike and bike trails, said FCCA, adding that their own focus will be to tie into proposed trail extensions, wherever possible. Mason, the homeowner opposition lead, said that there have been questions asked of FCCA that “they have either ignored, gave us conflicting answers on, or have not answered the questions directly.” She also said that some of the questions asked during a board meeting were worded differently than asked, “and then coming up with their answer to help their point of view.”
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Identity thieves busted; five suspects arrested By LeaAnne Klentzman Five suspects have been arrested for engaging in organized criminal activity stemming from the theft of personal banking information. After several months of investigation, the Fort Bend Organized Crime Unit at the sheriff’s department have concluded an investigation into the activity of a theft and forgery ring. Sheriff’s spokesperson Terriann Carlson said Tuesday morning that five suspects who participated in the a forged check scam are now in custody. She identified the suspects as Leeandre Aaron Brewer, 24, of Houston, Jessie Lamon Rose, 30, of Garland, Frederick Lee Herford, 37, of Houston, Dallas Christopher Toussaint,
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27, of Houston and Brandon William Stowe, 24, also of Houston. Carlson said the group used information gleaned Leeandre Brewer from Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union, Plano, Texas, a clearinghouse for numerous credit unions throughout the state. At the time of the organized criminal activity, suspect Jessie Lamon Rose, 30, of Garland, Texas was employed as a manager with Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union in Plano. The banking information used by the group was compromised by Rose.
An out of state custody battle spills into Sugar Land By LeaAnne Klentzman A Kentucky mother and her current husband were arrested after the biological father notified police that his ex-wife and their three underage children were at a home in Sugar Land. Friday, June 18, Sugar Land Police responded to a welfare concern at a home on West Autumn Run Circle. The welfare concern was based on a call from a man who told police his ex-wife, the biological mother of the children, and her current husband had kidnapped the three youngsters from Kentucky. When police checked, they found the mother and her three children. A brief investigation revealed
that a warrant had been issued for the mother for KidnappingInterference with Child Custody out of Williamsburg, Kentucky. The mother was taken into custody and currently awaits extradition back to Kentucky from the Fort Bend County Jail. Once the step-father arrived on the scene, he too was arrested and taken into custody for Kidnapping-Interference with Child Custody. After a visit to the Sugar Land Police Department the children were reunited with their biological father, who, as the mother was being detained, was already on his way to Texas from Kentucky.
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According to Carlson, Leeandre Aaron Brewer, was the ring leader of the operation. She said Brewer produced checks Jessie Rose using bank account and personal identifying information obtained by Rose to purchase large ticket items as big box stores like Target, Macy’s and Dillard’s. She said the organization’s operations, saying that Brewer, Herford, Toussaint, and Stowe, would travel out of state and purchase high dollar merchandise by using fraudulent checks. Some of the items purchased were said to be electronics and clothing. The travelers would then ship the ill Frederick Herford gotten goods back to Houston then later return them for a cash refund. In searching county records, Leeandre Aaron Brewer has a previous charge of forgery from back in 2007. In that case Brewer was arrested by Sugar Land Police Department on July 27 for forgery and took a plea bargain for one year in Texas Department of Corrections for a State Jail Felony. That case was disposed of in October of Dallas Toussaint 2008. Also
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according to county records, the organized criminal activity of this group occurred on April 1, 2010. They were charged June Brandon Stowe 14, 2010. Carlson said, “Detectives identified 62 victims who bank with various credit unions throughout the state and believe the financial losses will exceed $100,000.” Interestingly, one of those 62 victim’s was the sheriff’s chief deputy’s wife, Detective Vanessa Brady. No information was available as to the jurisdictions of where other charges are expected to be filed, or if there were any other victims in Fort Bend County.
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The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing an Invitation for Bids for the following:
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
FORT BEND COUNTY WATER CONTROL & IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2, of Fort Bend County, Texas (A Political Subdivision of the State of Texas Located within Fort Bend County, Texas)
IFB #236-10 RECONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH GESSNER ROAD AND CRAVENS ROAD Scope: This project is for the reconstruction of concrete roadway of South Gessner Road and Cravens Road in the City of Missouri City. The successful contractor shall provide labor, materials, equipment and transportation necessary to perform under this contract per specifications. There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid conference at 2:00 P.M. local time June 28, 2010 in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1522 Texas Parkway in Missouri City. Bid responses will be accepted until 2:00 P.M. local time July 19, 2010 and then opened. Bid documents are available beginning June 16th from the office of Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. 10777 Westheimer, Suite 400 Houston, TX 77042 (281) 558-8700 Office There is a non-refundable fee for the bid documents of $25.00 payable to Brown & Gay Engineers. Bids must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Bids must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Bids marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Bids are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers.
CITY OF SUGAR LAND NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Traffic Management System 1. The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City: CIP PROJECT NAME: CIP PROJECT NUMBER: LOCATION OF WORK:
ARTERIAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ATMS) ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 6 TR0601 CITY OF SUGAR LAND AND CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, along State Highway 6, Sugar Land City Hall, Sugar Land Police and Courts Building, and Missouri City Public Works Building
STATE HIGHWAY 6 TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE 1. The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City: CIP PROJECT NAME: CIP PROJECT NUMBER: LOCATION OF WORK:
2. Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from the following location with payment of $100.00: Traffic Engineers, Incorporated 8323 Southwest Freeway Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77074
3. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 08, 2010, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. 4. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Cane Room Number 161, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. 5. The City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that complies with all requirements of the Request for Bids. The City of Sugar Land will give notice of the contract award within sixty (60) calendar days after the bid opening date and time. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary
CITY OF SUGAR LAND NOTICE TO PROPOSERS TRAFFIC SIGNAL POLE ASSEMBLIES
Five (5) sealed proposals, one (1) original and four (4) copies, addressed to the City of Sugar Land, Texas, will be received until 11:00 o’clock a.m., Thursday, July 01, 2010, for: TRAFFIC SIGNAL POLE ASSEMBLIES Sealed RFPs shall be appropriately marked as follows: RFP NO. 2010-32 TRAFFIC POLE SIGNAL ASSEMBLIES AND BIDDER’S NAME, ADDRESS, AND DUE DATE Bidder shall sign and date the proposal. RFPs that are not signed and dated will be rejected.
Traffic Engineers, Incorporated 8323 Southwest Freeway Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77477 Phone: 713-270-8145
Signed and sealed proposals shall be delivered to the City Secretary Office on or before 11:00 o’clock a.m., Thursday, July 01, 2010, City of Sugar Land, City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. All RFPs received after the appointed time shall be returned to bidder unopened. Notice of the award of contract shall be given by the City within one hundred twenty (120) days following the date for the opening of the RFP.
http://trafficengineers.com/CSJ-0912-00-374.pdf and http://trafficengineers.com/CSJ-0912-00-374-Manual.pdf 3. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. 4. A pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 17, 2010, City of Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Cane Room No. 161, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. 5. The City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that complies with all requirements of the Request for Bids. The City of Sugar Land will give notice of the contract award within sixty (60) calendar days after the bid opening date and time. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary
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The City reserves the right to revise or amend the specifications prior to the date set for opening of proposals. Such revisions or amendments, if any, will be announced by addenda or addendum to the specifications. Copies of such addenda so issued will be furnished to all prospective bidders and may or may not affect the proposal opening date. The City of Sugar Land reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive informalities in the proposals received. The award will be made to the lowest responsible bidder based on the evaluation criteria provided in the RFP. RFP documents may be secured from City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, or by registering at https://www.bidsync. com. Registration is free. All proposal documents, amendments and other information relating to the proposal will be posted at this site. For questions regarding this RFP, please contact Todd Reed, Purchasing Manager, Telephone (281) 275-2734 or email email@example.com. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary
Bids to be Submitted: 2:00 P.M., Houston, Texas Time Bids to be Opened: 6:30 P.M., Houston, Texas Time Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Place and Time of Sale: The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2, of Fort Bend County, Texas (the “District”) will receive and publicly read bids for the purchase of the Bonds at the designated meeting place inside the boundaries of the District, 2331 South Main Street, Stafford, Texas 77477 at 6:30 P.M. Houston, Texas Time, on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Address of Bids: Bids, which must be submitted in duplicate on the Official Bid Form and plainly marked “Bid for Bonds,” should be addressed to “President and Board of Directors of Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2,” and delivered to the District’s Financial Advisor, RBC Capital Markets, Attn: Eugene B. Shepherd, 1001 Fannin Street, Suite 1200, Houston, Texas 77002, prior to 2:00 P.M., Houston, Texas Time, on the date of the bid opening. Any bid received after 2:00 P.M., Houston, Texas Time, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. All bids must be accompanied by a Bank Cashier’s Check in the amount of $96,000 payable to the order of the District as a good faith deposit. Information: The Bonds are more completely described in the “Official Notice of Sale” and the “Preliminary Official Statement” which may be obtained from RBC Capital Markets, 1001 Fannin, Suite 1200, Houston, Texas 77002, Financial Advisor to the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any and all irregularities except time of filing. This notice does not constitute an offer to sell the Bonds but is merely notice of sale of the Bonds as required by law. The offer to sell the Bonds will be made only by means of the “Official Notice of Sale,” the “Preliminary Official Statement,” and the “Official Bid Form.”
Board of Directors Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2, of Fort Bend County, Texas
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Marlene Jones Gronauer, Deceased, were issued on June 14, 2010, in Cause No. 10CP022871, pending in the County Court at Law No. 1, Fort Bend County, Texas, to Cortney Ann Cole and Grant Cole. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION FOR TPDES PERMIT FOR MUNICIPAL WASTE WATER RENEWAL PERMIT NO. WQ0010086001 APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2, 2331 South Main Street, Stafford, Texas 77477, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a renewal of TPDES Permit No. WQ0010086001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 6,000,000 gallons per day. The current permit also authorizes land application of Class A sludge and the Marketing and Distribution of Class A sludge. TCEQ received this application on June 3,2009. The facility is located at 902 Corine, approximately 2,000 feet west of the intersection of 5th Street and Staffordshire Road in the City of Stafford in Fort Bend County, Texas 77477. The treated effluent is currently discharged to Stafford Run; thence to Independence Lake; thence to Stafford Run; thence to Upper Oyster Creek. Upon completion of the modification to the discharge route, the treated effluent will be discharged to Stafford Run; thence to Upper Oyster Creek in Segment No. 1245 of the Brazos River Basin. The unclassified receiving water uses are no significant aquatic life use for Stafford Run and high aquatic life use for Independence Lake. The designated uses for Segment No. 1245 are intermediate aquatic life use, public water supply and contact recreation. The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas. PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting about this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application. TCEQ holds a public meeting if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING After the deadline for submitting public comments, the Executive Director will consider all timely comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Unless the application is directly referred for a contested case hearing, the response to comments will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and to those persons who are on the mailing list for this application. If comments are received, the mailing will also provide instructions for requesting a contested case hearing or reconsideratiou of the Executive Director’s decision. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a state district court. TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name; address, phone; applicant’s name and permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the facility; a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general public; and the statement “l [/we] request a contested case hearing.” If the request for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request must designate the group’s representative for receiving future correspondence; identify an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the information discussed above regarding the affected member’s location and distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are germane to the group’s purpose. Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission will only grant a contested case hearing on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues that were raised in timely filed comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. TCEQ may act on an application to renew a permit for discharge of wastewater without providing an opportunity for a contested case hearing if certain criteria are met. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION. The Executive Director may issue final approval of the application unless a timely contested case hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed. If a timely hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed, the Executive Director will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward the application and request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on: (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. All written public comments and public meeting requests must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at www.tceq.state.tx.us/about/comments.html within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of this notice. AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Office of Public Assistance, Toll Free, at 1. 800-687-4040. Si desea información en Espafiol, puede Ilamar al 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.TCEO.state.tx.us. Further information may also be obtained from Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Steve Barry, P.E., with Jones & Carter, Inc. at (281) 363-4039. Issuance Date June 10, 2010
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Under an Order for Sale of Realty entered in the United States of America v. Derric Z. Cofield and Paulette Cofield, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Civil No. H-08-2395, the United States will offer to sell at public auction the land and improvements known as 6218 Bankside, Houston, Texas 77096, Harris County, Texas, and more particularly described as: Lot Seventy-Three in Block Five, Replat of Fondren Southwest Northbrook, Section One, according to the map in Volume 181, Page 67, of the map Records of Harris County, Texas. Date: July 6, 2010 Time: 11:00 a.m. bidder registration begins at 10:30 a.m.
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The property will be offered for sale at public auction and sold to the highest bidder, under the terms and conditions of sale that are set forth below, foreclosing all of the right, title and interest of the defendants, Derric Z. Cofield and Paulette Cofield. The successful bidder shall be required to deposit at the time of the sale with the Internal Revenue Service a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the bid, with the deposit to be made by certified check or cashier’s check, payable to United States District Court, immediately upon the real property being struck and awarded to the highest and best bidder. Before being permitted to bid at the sale, bidders shall display to the Internal Revenue Service proof that they are able to comply with this requirement. No bids will be received from any one who has not presented that proof. The balance of the purchase price for the property shall be paid to the Internal Revenue Service, Property Appraisal and Liquidation Specialist, within fifteen (15) days after the date the bid is accepted, by a certified or cashier’s check, payable to the United States District Court. If the successful bidder fails to fulfill this requirement, the deposit shall be forfeited and shall be applied to cover the expenses of the sale, with any amount remaining to be applied to the federal tax liabilities of Derrick Z. Cofield and Paulette Cofield. The real property shall be again offered for sale under the terms and conditions of the order of sale. The sale of the property will confirm itself within 20 days from the date of sale, unless someone objects to the sale. Upon the confirmation of the sale, the Internal Revenue Service shall issue the buyer a deed conveying full title to the buyer and warranting against claims under the Service. On confirmation of the sale, all rights to title, liens against, claims or interest in the property that are held or asserted by all parties to this action, are discharged and extinguished. The property will be sold without appraisal, subject to any unpaid property taxes or other priority interests to satisfy the Judgment. The government reserves the right to reject any bids and to withdraw the property from sale. The sale shall be subject to building lines if established, all laws, ordinances, and governmental regulation (including building and zoning ordinances), affecting the premises, and easements and restrictions of record, if any. The property is offered for sale “where is” and “as is” and without recourse against the United States. The United States makes no guaranty or warranty of condition of the property, or its fitness for any purpose. The United States will not consider any claim for allowance or adjustment or for the rescission of the sale based on failure of the property to comply with any expressed or implied representation. This is not an advertisement of a sale of seized property. This is an information notice only regarding a sale being conducted by the Internal Revenue Service as a result of the foreclosure of Internal Revenue Service Federal Tax Liens by the Department of Justice. Additional information can be found at hhtp://www.irsauctions.gov or by calling Shelia Kuykendall, the Property Appraisal and Liquidation Specialist at (713/201-8820). The information stated in other hyperlinks on this web page does not apply to this type of sale. The sale is ordered under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2001, 2002 and 2004, and is made without right of redemption. Dated: April 22, 2010 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SHELIA KUYKENDALL Property Appraisal & Liquidation Specialist Internal Revenue Service 12941 I- 45N, Suite 316, Stop 5224HNW Houston, TX 77060-1235
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BOAT/CAMPER / RV STORAGE Sugar Land Boat-RV Storage, W. Bellfort @ Burney.......................... 281-491-0196
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Richmond man’s DWI convictions land him in prison By LeaAnne Klentzman Judge finally sentences man to prison after three DWI convictions and another DWI charge pending in Harris County. J u d g e Clifford J. Vacek, 400th District Court, revoked the five year probated sentence of Richmond resident Raul Raul Carranco Carranco, On
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June 10, 2010 Carranco was before Judge Vacek for a revocation hearing on his 2008 DWI - 3rd conviction. Initially, at the time of his 3rd conviction, Carranco was sentenced to a five year probated sentence. But in the hearing, Vacek reportedly told Carranco that he had been given chance, after chance, after chance, but continued to drink and drive so he was sentencing him to the maximum; 10 years in prison. In the 2008 case, Carranco,
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now 29, was granted a five year probated sentence for his third DWI conviction, which was a felony. However, according to Assistant District Attorney Bob Yack, “Two months into the probation term, Carranco was sent to the Substance Abuse Felony Treatment Facility run by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for six months of intensive treatment because he continued to drink.” Yack went on to explain that, “On May 12, 2009, six months after his release from treatment, a Houston police officer observed Carranco driving without his headlights on 4:00 a.m. in the Club Creek/Beechnut area near Highway 59.” During that encounter with HPD, Carranco refused to stop and led police on a high-speed chase for 16 miles, eventually wrecking his car in Cullen Park on Barker-Cypress Road north of I-10. During the revocation hearing, officers testified that Carranco was running red lights and stop signs, weaving dangerously in and out of traffic during the pursuit. When the chase ended, officers determined that Carranco had been drinking and found beer in his vehicle, said Yack. Aside from the revocation of his third DWI, Carranco still faces charges in Harris County for Driving While Intoxicated and Evading Arrest in a Vehicle arising from the May 12, 2009 pursuit.
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HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am www.hbctx.org
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FIRST COLONY CHRISTIAN CHRUCH • 281-980-4141 4141 Sweetwater Blvd. • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Traditional Service 9:45 a.m. Contemporary (Praise) 11:20am www.FCCCDOC.org In depth Bible study during both services METHODIST CHURCH
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3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Worship: 9:30am WWW. CUMCSL.ORG Education: 10:45am Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am www.stmartinslc.org Children’s Worship: 11:05am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7729 800 Brooks Street Sugar Land, 77478 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 Sunday Worship Services: 8:00am & 10:30am 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missori City, TX 77459 Faith Lutheran School Pre K - 8th Grade Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am www.faithlutheranschool.org Open Skies Worship: 8:30am • www.fumcmc.org
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SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Coffee/Donuts: 8:30am - 8:45am Sunday School: 8:45am - 9:45am Worship Service: 10:00am - 11:00am www.spcmc.org
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What was he thinking? Sugar Land Police arrest teenager for evading arrest By LeaAnne Klentzman Monday morning, June 21, about 9:30 a.m., Sugar Land police responded to a suspicious person call in the Riverbend North subdivision in the area of North Medio River Circle. According to reports, a suspicious Hispanic male was walking down the street, looking into garages. Even after a quick response, officers were unable to locate the suspicious subject. Then again, just minuets after 10 a.m., they were again sent to the same area. At last, an officer located the teen and questioned him in the 1600 block of S. Medio River Circle. Reportedly, the teen was not responding appropriately to
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the questions from the officer and when checked for weapons, he bolted down the street and into a backyard. A foot pursuit ensued and several backup units were deployed to the area. The chase traversed through numerous yards, over fences, throughout the Riverbend neighborhood. As
officers were checking backyards, the suspect could be seen hopping fences from one yard to the next. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., the suspect, a 17 year old Sugar Creek resident, was arrested and charged with evading arrest or detention. The case remains under investigation.
Prayer List 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 Lt. Matt Malone, U.S. Navy 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 ENS. Megan Haydel, U.S. Navy Pvt. Matthew Butcher, U.S. Army SPC Michael Spencer Tesanovich, U.S. Army Cav. Sgt. Jeramy Kitchen, Texas Army Guard, Iraq PFC Michael Fleming, USMC Pvt. Andrew R. Winchell, US Army PFC Bryan Horner, U.S. Army Major Brian Garino, U.S. Air Force SPC Jordan Allen, Texas Army Guard PFC Shawn Robinson, U.S. Army FN Kameron Kelso, Coast Guard in Haiti OSSR Dustin Stratton, U.S. Navy
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Overnight lane closures scheduled along Highway 6 Periodic overnight closures along State Highway 6 between Kensington Boulevard and Lexington Boulevard are expected through October. The closures are needed while the following improvements are constructed along the roadway: • The northbound State Highway 6 turn lanes to Kensington Boulevard will be extended. • The southbound lanes of State Highway 6 between U.S. Highway 59 and City Walk will be realigned to improve traffic flow. • Left-turn access from the northbound lanes of State
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Thanks to everyone who helped the Fort Bend Aggie Moms' Club raise $19,400 in scholarships for Fort Bend students attending Texas A & M and $3,450 for Texas A & M campus organizations. Scholarship Winners 2010: Back Row, L to R: Mark Jessup, Chase Murphree, Albert Yen, Taylor Rammrath, Ariana Klein, Sara Butters, Kyle Papso, Alec Palmer; Pictured left to right are scholarship winners: Araceli Ovalle, Wendy Front Row, L to R: Kristen Porter, Bryan Croft, Casey Edmiaston, Navarro, Rori Hutcheson, Si Mei Guo, Lagan Danna, Hoa Le Au, and Lindsey Waddell, Cristina Muko, Monica Lowry, Mary Hesse. The Khendra Felton. top award, received by Mary Hesse, is In Memory of Lauren Baker '11. Lauren, whose mother is a member of the Fort Bend Aggie Moms' Club, was tragically killed in an auto mobile accident in November 2009. Not pictured: Laura Glasscock and Mary Kate Pharis. Loving Friends is a group Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, of widows and widowers that 5:30 P.M. At 6:00 P.M. The meet to socialize and enjoy a meal is served and at 7:00 P.M., meal and entertainment togeth- the activity or entertainment er once a month. They are a begins. social group, not a grief support The yearly dues are $24 Order FBISD group. and the dinner each month is Do you enjoy having fun? $17. They must have your resCommencement DVDs They do, too. Their goal is to ervation and a check for the fortbendgradvideos.com meet new friends and fellow- meal by Thursday before they ship with others as they move meet on the following Tuesday. on with their lives. If you have any questions They meet the third Tuesday please call Georgia Lawson at evening of each month at 281-438-5224. 4655 Techniplex Drive, Suite 500 the Terrace in Sugar Land, Stafford, TX 77477 c 281 690-4280 in the dining room, at 16900
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is there to provide unbiased financial aid to our wounded heroes and their families. Impact a Hero and KPRC’s Sports Director Randy McIlvoy hosted Impact a Hero 5k Walk, Run and Wheel at Mercer Stadium, in Sugar Land This year, Impact A Hero had more than 2,000 runners, including 50 wounded heroes and their families. Houston Texans Head football Coach Gary Kubiak and several of his coaches and players participated with our wounded heroes.
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15,395 $ V6, Power, A/C, Auto 15,795 Leather, A/C, Power, #5186A $ 9995 2009 DODgE cARAVAN SxT $ 45K, Power, AC, Auto, Family Fun 15,995 Less Than 2010 HYUNDAI SONATA V6, A/C, Power, Auto, 26K $ 15,995 $ 2010 cHEVY mALIbU 8K Miles Auto, A/C, Power $ 15,995 2007 FORD FOcUS $ A/C, Auto, 36K Miles 10,995 Less Than 2006 DODgE DURANgO $ A/C, Auto, 80K, Power 11,875 $ 2007 HYUNDAI TUcSON A/C, Power, Auto, 1 Owner $ 11,995 2005 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 74K, Auto, A/C, Power, Luggage Rack $ 11,995 2006 TOYOTA HIgHLANDER $ Limited, 60K Miles 16,055 2005 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 98K Miles, Auto, A/C, Power $ 12,395 2008 NISSAN ALTImA 2007 cHEVY EqUINOx LT 29K Miles, Auto, Clean $ 16,155 86K Miles, Automatic $ 13,500 2007 NISSAN ALTImA $ 2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA gLS 40K Miles, Auto, Clean 16,988 Power, A/C, Auto, 20K Miles $ 13,795 2008 FORD EScApE 2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE $ A/C, Auto, 1 Owner, Pwr, 40K 17,295 All The Bells and Whistles $ 14,288 2010 HYUNDAI SONATA 2009 pONTIAc VIbE gT $ 34K Miles, Power, Auto, A/C $ 14,588 V6, Pwr, A/C, Auto, 10K Miles 17,995 2009 DODgE jOURNEY 2007 VW jETTA $ 19,995 78K Miles, Auto, A/C, Power $ 14,995 Auto, A/C, Only 20K Miles 80K, 1 Owner, A/C, Auto
8759 1 Owner, Power, A/C, Auto $ 7995 2005 mERcURY mONTEgO Automatic, A/C, 1 Owner $ 8995 Leather, Power, A/C, Auto
2002 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
27309 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY GAS Inbound Rosenberg, Texas - Next to Sugar Land...Just West of High Prices! TEST DRIVE A NEW HYUNDAI TOLL ...WE’LL FILL FREE YOUR TANK www.TexanHyundai.com Up To 15 Gallons
All prices + TT&L. Pictures and colors for illustration only. 1) 36 Month Balloon Financing, $2399 Down + TT&L (Cash or Trade-In), 35 Monthly Payments of $179 and 1 Final Payment of $12,549, 2.47% APR w/Approved Credit. 2) Offer Ends 7/5/10. Test Drive and Let Us Give you A Price on A New Hyundai and receive A Free Fill Up, Limit 1 Fill Up Per Family TEXHY.10030.5.5x10.5.ftbendstar.6.26.indd 1
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*1X4X6 Western Red Wood Picket 2-Rails, Treated Pine. Does not include T & H or Terminal 120’ minimum.
Since 1952 13300 Murphy Rd. • Stafford, Texas 77477
W W W. H O U S T O N F E N C E . C O M
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCE
3 STYLES TO CHOOSE • POWDER COATED • PRE-GALVANIZED • 15 YEAR WARRANTY *Special is 4’ tall. Does not include T & H or Terminals 120’ min. Warranty thru manufacturing.