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Congressman Olson troubled by IRS and wants feedback By Elsa Maxey
One of the people in Washington, D.C. representing a collective voice from home, U.S. Representative Pete Olson from Texas District 22 says, “I don't buy it.” He is referring to claims that emails connected to a former IRS official at the center of a Tea Party targeting scandal are forever lost because of a computer crash. The IRS division official On Friday, June 20, the Central Fort Bend Chamber conducted the 2014 State of Richmond Address with that processes applications to Mayor Evalyn Moore. More than 275 people attended the event at Safari Texas Ranch. Shown from left: Richmond Commissioner Glen Gilmore; Richmond Commissioner Jesse Torres; Richmond City Manager Terri Vela; Richmond Economic Development Director Rob Tobias; Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore; Central Fort Bend Chamber President Shanta Kuhl; Richmond Police Chief Bill Whitworth.
determine taxexempt status, Lois Lerner is currently under investigation by congressional committees, the Justice Pete Olson Department and the IRS inspector general for targeting groups based on political affiliation, specifically conservative groups. In a communication to constituents last week,
Congressman Olson told them he finds the computer crash explanation “unacceptable and awfully convenient.” The incident reportedly took place in 2011, and lost emails are from 2009 to 2011, the time period in which they could allegedly show a connection between the White House and the IRS’s treatment of conservative groups. Other IRS officials’ computers are also reported to have crashed. CONGRESSMAN, continued on page 5
Stafford City Council discuss Challenges ahead for Richmond procedure changes on time as growth intersects with tradition limit for future public hearings By Betsy Dolan
When the National Anthem singer at Richmond's State of the City luncheon struggled to remember the words, the crowd joined in to help out. It was the sort of cooperative spirit that Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore
is hoping to see more of in the months ahead as Richmond prepares for growth and change. "It is an exciting time for us", Moore told the crowd. "My late husband (Richmond's long time Mayor Hillmar Moore) always had the pioneer spirit and we thank him for that legacy.
But Richmond is no longer the sleepy little town west of the Brazos". Since voters approved a home rule charter change in 2013, Richmond has been annexing land in the city's extra-territorial CHALLENGES, continued on page 5
Texas State Technical College looks to expand in Fort Bend County By Betsy Dolan
Texas State Technical College wants to increase its reach in Fort Bend County with a planned $27 million expansion project. With the county's explosive growth and job demand for technically skilled workers expected to increase in coming years, leaders with the Henderson-Wessendorf Foundation and the George Foundation have backed the project and are working to get
Competition for Sugar Land HOAs? By LeaAnne Klentzman
So we have been tell’n ya’ about how a Sugar Land HOA is pick’n CRIMINAL on widow-wom- OF THE WEEK en, well here’s a guy taking bikes from children… As school wound to a close in early June, a 12 year old girl was riding her bike near an elementary school in one of the Cinco Ranch neighborhoods. As she rode along the sidewalk
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$8M in community support. At a recent City of Sugar Land workshop, William Jameson with the George Foundation, cited a Perryman Workforce Study commissioned by the foundations that indicate over 48,000 technically skilled workers will be needed in Fort Bend County by 2030. The same study found that the TSTC median hourly wage for "high demand" jobs projected in the county is $23.22/hour or
$48,311 a year. "There are TSTC students that get a four-year degree", Jameson told the council. "But most are not ready for a 4-year old school or can't afford a 4-year school. But they still want to be trained, get a good job and be a productive member of the community. That's the TSTC graduate", Jameson told the council.
By Karen Daniels
In light of recent events, namely the public hearing held at the Stafford Civic Center on May 21st, Stafford City Council is now considering imposing a time limit for future public hearings. Currently there is no time limit, and as you may recall, that meeting for the approval of a Specific Use Permit requested by Carson Companies to build light industrial at the entrance of the Promenade subdivision ended at 2 a.m.; the remainder of the meeting concluded at 3:00am; and some city staffers did not go home until 4:00 a.m. At the June 18, council meeting, Councilman Robert Sorbet placed the consideration of a procedure change on the agenda as a “chance to improve”
future public hearings. He is suggesting a 7 minute time limit for speakers. Councilman Sorbet said he is “not trying to stifle debate” and suggested that if the speaker has more to say, he or she can simply get back in line, but he wants to provide everyone else a chance to speak. Mayor Scarcella explained that per year the city has approximately 25/30 public hearings (though they allow community members to speak on agenda items that are not listed as public hearings as well). He suggested that “when it becomes obvious that it will be a big turnout, they could announce a 7 minute rule.” Councilman Sorbet stated that he “wants the rule because it establishes fairness.” Councilman Willis is not in favor of a time limit and called the May 21 meeting
an “anomaly” that was run on “emotions with incorrect facts.” Councilman Mathew saw both sides of the discussion. He is for a 7 minute time limit, but suggested that it also apply to Council. The Mayor does not want restrictions on Council and recommended that instead of taking a vote that night, they take more time to reflect on the issue. Other surrounding cities such as Houston, Sugar Land, and Katy, all impose a 3 minute time limit. If citizens in these cities can have their thoughts and concerns organized in this time frame, surely the citizens of Stafford, with more than double the allotted time, can do the same. Having said that, Stafford likes the fact that they do not limit the public and wish to encourage more citizens to attend these meetings.
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oncoming train tore through the intersection. The lives of a Richmond police Officer Morales was on officer and the woman he pulled night shift patrol when he was from the railroad tracks notified that there have been forever was a report of a changed in the mere woman sitting on seconds he had to pull the tracks where her from the tracks. Morton Street ends While Richmond and Douglas Street Police officer Ramon begins; it is a dark Morales does not want crossing, with little fanfare or hoopla, to no traffic, that is Ramon Morales his quick thinking rather secluded. As Police Officer and fast reaction Morales’ headlights made him an instant hero as washed across the darkness he pulled a distraught and the image of a person was just disheveled woman from the barely visible. As he brought railroad tracks early Sunday morning just seconds before an SPLIT, continued on page 5 By LeaAnne Klentzman
T. W. Davis YMCA is sponsoring community youth art this year. Acrylic painting classes are being offered. The initial class was held at the Barbara Jordon Youth Center on Park Rd. in Needville. The second class was held at Meyer Elementary School in Rosenberg. Meyer Elementary Youth Painting Class proudly shows off their art work. See related article on page 2
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Youth Art classes have fun while learning T. W. Davis YMCA is sponsoring community youth art this year. Acrylic painting classes are being offered. The initial class was held at the Barbara Jordon Youth Center on Park Rd. in Needville. The second class was held at Meyer Elementary School in Rosenberg. Children gathered together for fun & friendship. During the class they learned the basics of acrylic painting, painted with various types of brushes, learn how to mix paint and how to prepare their canvas. The result is a unique painting by each painter. What a prize possession! From the smiles it looks like they
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we are at critical mass! We Won’t Get Fooled Again. …Meet the New Boss, same as the Old Boss…. More on adult supervision... nobody likes snakes. Ok, maybe a few but as a whole snakes are not a popular police call. However, according to those ethics Sheriff Nehls so devoutly follows… it is YOUR FUNDEMNTAL DUTY TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY… and that means you get a snake call, you go! Well, over the weekend they got just such a call. Only they did not respond because the poor woman made the mistake of not calling on the right phone number. You see, she tried to do the right thing by calling Animal Control, NOT 911. Well, when you don’t call 911 they can push you off and cancel your call (and who’s gonna know?) And after much ado they did just that; kicked her to the curb. How’s that for public service? Imagine her distress when she gets told by Animal Control that if the snake had gone into a hole in her cabinets, if they came out, they would bring a hammer and destroy her cabinets and walls. Really? Heck you can’t get that crowd out for a rabid skunk, much less a snake. So the snake call gets punted and the taxpayer gets told to call an exterminator. With just a modicum of common sense this could have been a win/ win for the sheriff but Noooo, that didn’t happen. However, a
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital breaks ground on new orthopedics facility Houston Methodist Sugar new 60,000-square-foot home for The state-of-the-art facility Land Hospital recently celebrated Houston Methodist Orthopedics – on the corner of Highway 59 the official groundbreaking on a & Sports Medicine. and Sweetwater Boulevard – will allow Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to move from its current location on Highway 6 and Brooks Street to the Houston Methodist Sugar Land campus, with easy access to the hospital and its diagnostic imaging and other services. “Orthopedics and sports medicine are among the fastest growing specialties of care in Fort Bend and Southwest Houston, and this amazing new facility will be a tremendous Anthony J. Muffoletto, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgery; Jeffrey A. benefit to our patients, bringing Kozak, D.O., Sports Medicine, Concussion Management; D. Dean all our related services together at Dominy, III, M.D., Hand & Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Surgery; one site on the hospital campus,” Vincent C. Phan, M.D., Hand & Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Surgery; said Chris Siebenaler, Houston Eddie T. Matsu, M.D., General Orthopedics, Joint Replacement Surgery; Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Timothy C. Sitter, M.D., Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine; CEO. Lindley Cramer, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine In addition, the new building Practice Administrator; Carl A. Hicks, M.D., Joint Replacement Surgery; will include space for physical Jeffrey B. Wood, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgery; Ray R. Valdez, M.D., therapy, occupational therapy, Foot & Ankle, Orthopedic Surgery; Mark W. Maffet, M.D., Knee and aquatic therapy, an outside Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine; Kenneth M. Renney, M.D., Sports training facility for athletes Medicine and David A. Braunreiter, M.D., Sports Medicine, Concussion recovering from injury, a sports Management. medicine urgent care clinic and a sports performance training program. The building is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015. NEW • USED • REFINANCED “Having a facility like this on as low as campus is a major step forward for our physicians, staff and % apr* patients,” says Dr. Carl Hicks of Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “From diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation, we will have everything a patient needs at one site, in a comfortable, convenient environment that is specially designed for orthopedics and sports medicine. We are thrilled to be moving to the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital MemberSource is new to Fort Bend County and we campus and we know the new want to earn your business so we’re offering a facility will enable us to provide an even higher level of care and special low auto loan rate. To qualify, simply apply service to our patients.” at and close your loan at our Sugar Land branch Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine office with one of our friendly representatives. has long been a leader in helping We’re open Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm and on Saturday patients from Fort Bend and 9am to 1pm. Whether you’re looking to buy a surrounding areas recover from sports-related or other orthopedic new or used auto or just want to refinance from injuries or conditions. The elsewhere to lower your rate, come to the Source practice includes 12 physicians, fellowship trained in their MemberSource Credit Union. individual specialties, and with extensive experience and Membership open to individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Fort Bend County. Other criteria may apply. Membership account ($5 Savings) is required training. Houston Methodist prior to loan funding. *APR is Annual Percentage Rate and subject to change Orthopedics & Sports Medicine without notice. Rate quoted includes all available discounts for terms up to 36 physicians work in concert with months. Other rates and terms available up to 72 months with similar discounted rates. Certain credit criteria applies for loans. See a credit union representative for the practice’s physical therapy details. Payment example: $20,000 at 2.00% for 36 months=$572.89/mo. staff to design and implement customized physical and occupational therapy programs Official Credit Union of to speed healing and make it the Sugar Land Skeeters possible for patients to achieve the fastest possible return to full and pain-free function. membersourcecu.org “This new facility will allow 16535 Lexington Blvd, Suite 145 us to provide even more services @Austin Pkwy 713.627.4000 to our growing community,” says Dr. Ray Valdez with Houston
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E E E Ob i t ua ry E E E Angelo Antonio Verdino, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away surrounded by family on June 18, 2014. A longtime Missouri City resident, and a member of the “greatest generation,” Angie was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was born 5-25-25, a date he always enjoyed giving, in Brooklyn, New York. Although he was a child of the depression, Angie was always optimistic throughout his life. He was FBI – Full Blooded Italian – a label he loved wearing. The middle of eleven children, he was the son of Francesco “Frank” Verdino and Antoinette Biscardi Verdino. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jameson Verdino. Married in December 1990, they enjoyed traveling the world together and loving life. Predeceased by his wife Gloria in 1988, Angie leaves daughters, Paula Krieger and husband Russ, Perri VerdinoGates and husband Michael, and stepson, Clifton Jameson Jones. Grandpa Angelo adored his grandchildren, Kelly Bell Landgraf, Steve Bell and wife Misty, Lauren and Gillian Gates; and great-grandchildren Mathew and Jackson Landgraf, and James and Ashlyn Bell. He is also survived by sisters, Katie Deluca, Vera Menna and Gloria Verdino; brother, Danny Verdino, as well as many nieces and nephews. His family circle was wide and includes so many others. He had many friends, and he treasured all of them – particularly members of the Exchange Club of Quail Valley and “the usual suspects” who are invited to serve as
honorary pallbearers. Angelo served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 – 45, and saw action both in the Mediterranean and the Pacific theaters. Enlisting at age 17, he became an ‘ace’ radio operator and joined the Admiral’s Staff for the latter part of the war. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945. His life was full of interesting work, and even more interesting play and travel. “He got to Texas as fast as he could.” Angie was a golfer and claimed to personally know every angle and green on the Quail Valley golf courses. His first and only ‘hole-in-one’
happened on his 82nd birthday. He was a member of the Quail Valley Men’s Golf Association from its inception, and served many years as a director of the Quail Valley Utility District. He was a member of the Exchange Club of Quail Valley, and the First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land. His cup of life “runneth over” and he left no regrets on this earth. Visitation will be on June 24th, 5-8 pm at First Presbyterian Church Sugar Land, 502 Eldridge, Sugar Land, Texas. A celebration of his wonderful life will be held June 25th at noon at the First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land with pastor and friend Dr. Fred Seay officiating. Angelo will be buried next to Gloria, the mother of his children. Burial with military honors will be at Woodlawn Garden of Memories, I-10 at Antoine, at 10 am preceding the celebration service. Immediately following the service, friends are invited to enjoy a reception-luncheon at the church fellowship hall and share pictures, mementos, and stories. The family requests memorial gifts be made to First Presbyterian Church, Sugar Land, 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Texas 77478, or the Exchange Club of Quail Valley, c/o P.O. Box 1205, Missouri City, Texas 77459. The family is most grateful to the many kind caregivers, who helped him through the last two years of his life – most particularly Brenda Thibeaux; also Frances, Altus Hospice, Hospice Plus and the staff at Autumn Leaves Memory Care Home Riverstone.
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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND • 281-240-3195 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am Sunday School for All Ages 9:30am Pastor's Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 pm
3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am the hub - 11:00am LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611 www.cumcsl.org
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Traditional Worship: 8:00am and 10:30am Contemporary Worship: 9:15am Sunday School all ages: 9:15am and 10:30am www.fumcmc.org
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4th of July Celebration Activities Stafford’s 39th Annual July 4 Celebration begins with parade July 3 Parade Marshal. Former SMSD students who Each year the City of wish to show their appreciation Stafford celebrates our Nation’s are welcome to ride in the hay independence with not just one wagon behind him (please day of commemoration, but arrive by 6:15). After the parade, two. On Thursday, July 3rd the festivities will continue at parade will start at 7:00pm at the Festival Field with free carnival HCC parking lot and conclude rides, delicious food and drinks, at the Stafford Centre. Mr. Jack game booths and hay rides for Jebbia is the 2014 Guest of Honor the family, and live music from By Karen Daniels
Beggars Union and Avizo Band, helping you dance the night away, until 11:30pm. On Friday, July 4th the Freedom Rings concert featuring the Fort Bend Symphony will begin at 6:45pm. at the Stafford Centre. Fireworks will follow at 9:00pm. The City of Stafford invites the entire community to attend this two-day celebration.
Sugar's Land July 4 Star Spangled Spectacular to be held at Constellation Field Fort Bend County’s largest Independence Day fireworks and family entertainment show is Sugar Land's Star Spangled Spectacular is set for July 4, from 7-10 p.m. The festivities will culminate with a 15-minute patriotic display that will light the sky over Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive. Fort Bend Salutes America, a group of regional musicians, will perform patriotic music for the capacity crowd just prior to the start of a pyrotechnic display rivaling any in the region. It’s a show described as constant action -- radiant color combinations, amazing
effects such as crossette, twitter glittering, rings and colorchanging chrysanthemums will be mixed in to illuminate the skies in Sugar Land. The grand finale is intended to be the ultimate crowd pleaser and the most exhilarating part of the display. The sky will erupt with multi-color peonies and thunderous salutes expected to leave the audience wanting more. Live It Up Productions will also perform during the Star Spangled Spectacular. Other entertainment will include fun-filled family games and interactive inflatables. Shriners Hospital will provide face painting and balloon art, Pinots
Palette will host a painting lesson/ class and the Indo American Forum will give away free bottled water. The Star Spangled Spectacular at Constellation Field is free, but tickets are required to enter the venue due to fire code requirements. Concession stands at the stadium will offer an assortment of food and beverages for purchase. Outside food/beverages will not be allowed. Parking is limited at the stadium, so residents are encouraged to take advantage of a free shuttle from Kempner High School, 14777 Voss Road, from 6-11 p.m.
Missouri City to host Annual 4th of July celebration From 6-9 p.m. on Friday, July 4, Missouri City invites citizens to flock to Buffalo Run Park for an exciting day of family friendly activities, patriotic games, delicious food and the always popular firework show. The annual Fourth of July Celebration and firework show will once again take place at Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd. This year’s celebration will include moonwalks, rides, a rock wall, mechanical bulls, a trackless train and human hamster balls. Food such as shaved ice, barbecue, funnel cakes, tamales and crepes will be available for purchase via cash only. The evening will end with a fireworks show at approximately 9:15 p.m.; parking and stadium seating will be available at Thurgood
Marshall High School. For more information about Missouri City events, please watch the City website: www. missouricitytx.gov, like us on
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Fulshear Freedom Fest set for July 4 featuring The Original Triumphs The Fulshear Freedom Fest, hosted by the City of Fulshear and the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Friday, July 4, 6 PM – 9 PM in Downtown Fulshear. Music, parade, children’s activities, fireworks, shopping, and food, this event has it all! The Triumphs (www. orignialtriumphs.com) will take the stage at 6 PM. The parade will begin promptly at 7 PM, from the Bob
Lutts Library on Fifth Street, moving south along FM 359 to First Street. Parade entries will be accepted through July 3rd. There will be plenty of fun and activities for the whole family; including bounce houses, rock climbing wall, dunk tank, face painting and balloon artists. The kid’s area will benefit Our Military Kids and we ask for a $5 donation for admission, capping at $20 per family. Although the event begins at 6
PM, road closures will begin at 12 PM to prepare for the event and set the stage. FM 359 will be closed to all traffic between Front Street and Second Street between 12 PM, Friday, July 4, 2014 and 1 AM on Saturday, July 5, 2014. North bound traffic traveling More information, including parade and booth registrations, can be found at www. fulsheartexas.gov or www. fulshearareachamber.com.
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Home invasion in Teal Run suspects still on the loose The quiet of the Teal Run neighborhood was shattered Saturday evening when armed home invaders took repairmen and a resident hostage in a residential robbery. Saturday evening, about 8pm, deputies from Precinct 1 Constables Office and Sheriff’s Office responded to a home invasion robbery at a home in the 4000 block of Aerial Brook Trail in the Teal Run subdivision, near Fresno in far southeast Fort Bend
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fled the scene in what officials described as an early 1990's white Cadillac sedan, which was captured by surveillance cameras at a nearby residence. Fort Bend Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying these suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (281) 342TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips can also be submitted online at www.fortbend-txcrimestoppers.org.
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remodel of City Hall. In addition, Richmond has pursued Community Development Block Grants which will help improve infrastructure in the older parts of the city. There is renewed focus on the historic downtown area which will be getting a new winery and several boutiques. The city is working on improving the parking, sidewalk repair and is exploring the possibility of a railroad quiet zone. Richmond has partnerships on several major road projects including overpasses at U.S.
90A, near Oakbend Medical Center and U.S. 90A at FM 359. There are also plans to continue widening Williams Way near the justice center. Funds from the Fort Bend Mobility bond referendum will help pay for the "punch through" on FM 762 to N. 10th Street, eventually meeting up with FM 359. "Hillmar always wanted Richmond to be a nice place to live", Moore said. "I feel that we have the best of both worlds-one of the most historic cities in Texas that is on the cusp of great change."
After all, it was King Street Patriots Founder Catherine Congressman Olson said he’s Engelbrecht and her husband, lost confidence in the IRS, and Bryan, from Rosenberg who even referred to it as a bullying were focal in 2010, as they federal agency when it targeted brought their IRS delays to light, conservative groups. formerly reported in the Star. “I will continue to fight for After filing for tax-exempt status honest, hard-working Americans for True the Vote, a non-profit to ensure that their tax dollars election integrity organization, don't go to corrupt IRS and King Street Patriots, employees,” he pledges. a citizen liberty group, the And, he wants feedback. Engelbrechts found themselves
targeted by government agencies. According to the account, they were subjected to some 15 different instances of audit or inquiry, which began with visits from the FBI, and also IRS inquiries into Engelbrech’s Facebook and Twitter postings, political aspirations, and other intrusive questions. Lawsuits were filed against the IRS. Earlier this year, Engelbrecht
testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs. She said that once she helped create the organizations, “I found myself a target of this federal government.” For a link to Engelbrecht’s testimony, see this story online. LINK is as follows: https://www.facebook.com/ photo.php?v=589797007761126
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TSTC, based in Waco with several campuses in Texas, has been part of the Wharton County Junior College campus in Richmond since 1999. The Fort Bend Technical Center serves approximately 1,400 students a year offering certification or an associate's degree in several areas. TSTC tuition and fees average $9,300 for an Associate's Degree. "Four of the top ten jobs that are hard for employers to find are programs available at TSTC", said Jameson, citing a 2013 ManPower Group survey. Those four "in demand" jobs include skilled trade workers, technicians, IT staff, and drivers.
While no site has been selected, the I-69 corridor is a likely location, Jameson said because the 40-50 acre parcel needs to be easily accessible and not in direct competition with Houston Community College. While TSTC has already committed $1 million, they plan to ask the state legislature to fund $5 million in equipment costs. Additional funding, Jameson said, could come from tuition revenue bonds, something the legislature has not authorized in 8 years. "There is some feeling, and I've talked to Senator Hegar, that it might be a possibility
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this year. There is going to be a surplus and there are always a lot of hands out for a surplus, but we think education will get its fair share,” Jameson said. TSTC is discussing the plan with its industry connections while the foundations are talking to state representatives, local economic development councils, cities, and school districts. If the $8M can be raised, the two foundations say they will cover any shortfall in the hope of having funding in place by the fall of 2015. “We're already working on helping children at risk with our scholarship program and we've addressed the four-year college.
his patrol car to a stop the warning lights on the crossing barricades started to flash and the arms began their downward trek indicating a train was near. In a split second Morales bolted from his car, grabbed the woman sitting on the tracks under her arms and dragged her away from the oncoming train over to his car with only seconds to spare. The woman appeared distraught and was taken to Oak Bend Medical Center for an
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a man walked up and forced her to stop. Once she was stopped, he knocked her from her bike, got on it and rode away. Yep, this guy is definitely a contender to team up with some of the Sugar Land HOAs. The HOA can pick on widow-women and this guy can knock little girls off their bikes and take them. There is a place with flames for them both!
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Looking for that almost new home? Look no further! Fantastic four bedroom home in wonderful condition! This living area is larger than most homes twice this size,and has a nice corner fireplace to warm it! Spacious island kitchen with beautiful cabinets also opens to family room making this home great for entertaining! Large formal dining room-Split plan for privacy-master suite includes separate shower,garden tub double sinks and fabulous walk in closet! Covered patio, and sprinkler. Convenient to 59! $169,900 (1818EL)
This is the one you have been waiting for! From the hardwood floors throughout most of the house,and beautiful tile, to the unbelievable backyard! One story, four bedroom, high ceilings, kitchen opens to family room,split plan,formal dining, corner fireplace, and stainless appliances. A/C replaced as well as roof. Master has separate tub and tile shower along with large walk in closet! Large covered patio, and HUGE backyard, almost 14,000 Sq.feet! FABULOUS! You even have your own smokehouse and storage unit! $159,900 (3130RA)
This home is ‘’show stopper’’!! One look, and you are sold! Village Builders! Stone on exterior,tile entry,stainless appliances and granite countertops in kitchen and guest bath. Kitchen is open to living area making this a great home for entertaining or just spending time with the family while preparing dinner! Surround sound, crown molding, extended patio, and large backyard with no rear neighbors! Fourth bedroom could also be study! Sprinkler System, larger backyard! This home is truly magnificent! $264,900 (26414ME)
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Vacation without leaving home! Beautiful home with unbelievable views of natural lake and resort pool! Custom built,and like new! Very open plan, with views from almost every room! Swim up to your private bar with pool stools! Great kitchen opens to den. Dramatic living area with HIGH ceilings! Master retreat with sitting area and two sided fireplace also in bath! Lots of windows to enjoy the view! Seperate study down. Oversized gameroom up with deck. Corner lot,3 car plus and circular drive! A true jem! $549,900 (2734PE)
Beautifully Updated! Fabulous hand-scraped wood floors throughout downstairs! Totally re-modeled kitchen includes granite countertops, new cabinets with self closing drawers, upgraded stainless appliances,wine cooler, hidden outlets, undermount lighting,and more! Breakfast bar opens to family room! Half bath down with new vanity and sink! Large master down, gameroom plus 3 nice bedrooms and 2 full baths up !Exterior freshly painted, Detached garage with 5 ft extension on side and back! $324,900 (3229BW)
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SMSD offers summer food service and recreation or at a reduced cost by the SMSD athletic department for The Stafford Municipal students. *Proof of residency or School District will once again employment must be provided be participating in the USDA’s and all students participating Summer Food Service Program. must have a current physical on Free breakfast and lunch will file. Strength & Conditioning be provided for children up to Camp: June 9th-July 17th, the age of 18 living in Stafford Monday-Thursday; 8:00 AMfor the summer at the Stafford 10:00 AM; Cost- $50. Primary School cafeteria located Middle School Football Camp: behind the Stafford Civic Center. July 21st -July 25th, MondayThe dates of the program are Friday; 8:00 AM-10:00 AM; Monday – Friday, now - June 27 Cost-Free. and July 14 – 25. Breakfast is Freshmen Football Camp: July served from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 28th-Aug. 1st, Monday-Friday; and lunch from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 8:00 AM-10:00 AM; Cost-Free. p.m. For additional information, And don’t forget that summer contact Cynthia Guerra at camps are being offered free 281-208-6140 or by email at By Karen Daniels
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WEST FONDREN PLACE 3 bedroom short sale in Houston close to Almeda/Almeda-Genoa. Needs appliances & ac but great floor plan, master down, gameroom up. $114,900. (12010FO)
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SIENNA PLANTATION - Extraordinary Showplace on Waterfront lot w/ expansive water views! Enjoy new home feel of this lightly lived in & meticulously clean 2011 home. Perfect outdoor entertainment venue on extended Flagstone Patio. Oversized island is focal point of this well designed/open floor plan w/ spacious rooms. Tall windows bring the outdoors in! Handscraped wood floors,upscale backsplash. Master w/ sitting Area, His and Hers oversized closets. Large Game Room w/iron railing. Media & Sweeping iron staircase. $364,900 CALL DEBBIE MARCELL AT 281-782-2102 (3202LO)
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You are invited to "Hot Summer Nights" at Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery The Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery, along with the Sugar Land Artists Guild will be hosting "Hot Summer Nights" events every Friday through August 8, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and a live artist demo. There will be a paid raffle
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Wonderful investment property in great Sugar Land neighborhood. (1511AS)
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Perry 4/3.5/3 on quiet cul-de-sac greenbelt. Formal dining, study, open family rm to isl. kit. (8003HO)
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Reduced: built in 2010 4 bedroom 3.5 Bth, 3 car garage 3700 sq. ft., granite, sprinkler. (13414OL)
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Investors only. Rent income $1100 until December 2014. Updated 2011 including new AC. (9800PA)
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Enjoy country living, >1/2 ac home in Needville. 3/2, 1-story, 2210 sq.ft., Yr. 2005 (11003AU)
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association in the area. At the meeting’s outset the group reviewed the fire department’s budget for 2014. Revenue was projected to be $425,808 and expenses $533,440. It was noted that this chronic deficit has depleted the fire department’s capital reserves
and a cutback in paid firefighters (two on duty 24/7) is inevitable unless revenue increases. The group reviewed the attachment entitled PGVFD Financial Crisis Description and agreed that its message should be communicated to the Pecan Grove and Waterside Estates residents as quickly as The leaders agreed Skeeters sign pitcher Sean Gallagher possible. to use their homeowner The Sugar Land Skeeters seasons in the minors with Cubs’ association communication announced this past weekend that affiliated teams before being the club has signed minor league called up to the big leagues pitcher Sean Gallagher as the in 2007. He also spent time newest member of its 2014 roster. within Oakland, San Diego The announcement was made by and Pittsburgh organization, Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti. including 91 appearances in George Ranch High School Gallagher, 28, joins Sugar the Major Leagues between started a new club this past Land after making 11 starts 2009-2012 before joining Sugar Spring Semester called Save Our with the Piratas de Campeche Land in 2013. In his rookie Stays or, simply S.O.S. In just in the Mexican League earlier season with the Arizona Cubs, one short semester, the students this season. While with the the righty set a new club record of this club managed to raise Campeche, the right-hander for innings without giving up over $1,800 for local animal earned a 2-4 record (3.74 ERA) an earned run with 40.1 innings shelters. The club members and pitched 55.1 innings with pitched. Also in 2004, Gallagher share one common goal, a love 39 strikeouts. The Florida native was named to the Midseason for animals. made four starts with the Skeeters and Postseason All-Star teams, Students worked hard all in 2013 before getting picked as well as Midwest Pitcher of semester holding bake sales at up by the Rockies organization. the Year and the Cubs' Minor Gallagher spent the remainder of League Pitcher of the Year in last season playing for Colorado’s 2004. Triple A Colorado Springs and Individual game tickets are collected a 2-3 record in his on sale for the Skeeters’ 2014 seven starts with the team. In 11 season at Constellation Field. For minor league seasons, Gallagher a complete promotional schedule, owns a 64-53 record with 823 game times and information on strikeouts. how to purchase tickets for the The Chicago Cubs originally Atlantic League All-Star Game, selected Gallagher in the 12th Independence Day Celebration round of the June 2004 Amateur and the rest of the 2014 season, Draft out of St. Thomas Aquinas please call 281.240.4487 or High School in Fort Lauderdale, visit the team’s website at www. Florida. He spent his first four SugarLandSkeeters.com.
channels as well as their personal e-mail lists to spread the word. It is hoped that once the public becomes aware that their fire department is in severe financial difficulty the people who have not been contributing financial support monthly (or annually) will begin to do so. For further information call Chuck Bertrand, PGVFD Board President at 713-553-5540.
George Ranch High School’s S.O.S. Club donates to local animal shelters
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school and a garage sale at the Sugar Land Shelter. With over 50 members, they’ve also spent time educating others on the importance of volunteering and donating to these shelters. The S.O.S. Club looks forward to a challenging year planned for the 2014-2015 school year with more fun ways to raise money and donations for our local homeless animals.
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Gridiron Legends promote Good Health at Brazos Bend Elementary School Former NFL players are making their way into area classrooms to promote healthy eating habits among students. J.J. Moses, former Houston Texans Kick Returner, and Don Trull, former Houston Oilers Quarterback, recently surprised students at Brazos Bend Elementary School with a visit as part of the Gridiron Legends Fit for Life Program. Presented by Kelsey-
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Lauren Chubon and Jessica Duran, co-founders of GRHS Save Our Strays present a check for $900 to Sugar Land Animal Services.
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Front row seated (L-R) Cheryl Minchew, POA; Kathy Golden, PGVFD Board; Gina Landrum, PPHOA; Romain Barski, Waterside Est; Larry Danna, HOA; Back row standing (L-R) Jim Ashmore, POA; Fred Ross, POA; Mark Heath, PGVFD Board; Chuck Bertrand, PGVFD Board; Robert Barta, CIA; Joey Woolley, PGVFD Chief; Pat Hughes, PGVFD Board; Marc Bateman, CIA
Pictured (from left) are Don Trull, PE Teacher Sandra Arreola, Brazos Bend Principal Ida Ford, Assistant Principal Stephanie Viado and J.J. Moses. Classified Deadline is 3 p.m. Monday
Lauren Chubon and Jessica Duran, co-founders of GRHS Save Our Strays present a check for $900 to Fort Bend County Animal Services.
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Formal reading of United States Declaration of Independence at Fort Bend Co. Justice Center
FOOT FACTS by Dr. Eric Tepper BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS
To honor America and the freedoms we all enjoy, the Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (FBCCDAA) will gather on the steps of the Fort Bend County Justice Center at 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle in Richmond, noon, Wednesday, July 3, for a formal reading of the United States Declaration of Independence. The public is invited to attend. The annual ceremony is part
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Editor’s note: Fort Bend Community Calendar are for non-profit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s”: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. e-mail to StarNews@FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477. TUESDAY, JUNE 24
Hispanic Business Division networking Central Fort Bend Chamber to host this networking Tuesday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., La Casona Mexican Restaurant. For more info 281-342-5464 ask for Shannan. Night @ La Casona Join Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Hispanic Business Division for a night of networking Tuesday, June 24, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., La Casona Restaurant, 3808 Ave I, Rosenberg. Event open to all. For more info call Shannan at 281-342-5464 or sstavinoha@CFBCA,org
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
AARP Chapter 4075 meets AARP Sugar Land Chapter 4075 will meet June 25,10:00 am to 1:00 pm for Game Day. Members will be treated to a complementary lunch and games courtesy of Brookdale Plaza (formerly The Terrace), 16900 Lexington Blvd. Contact Diana Miller 713-724-3113 to RSVP.
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
Meeting announced: Join members of the Western Deanery of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Thursday, June 26, 11:30 a.m., Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Marian Hall, 1416 George Street, Rosenberg. The meeting will start with light refreshments followed by a spiritual speaker and business meeting. Contact Frances Michulka, 281-704-2027 or Mary Ann Brenner, 713-306-6410 for more information. Quickstart Email Marketing workshop Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce invites you to this free seminar, lunch included, Fort Bend Chamber office, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land, Thursday, June 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Seating limited, register today. For more info 281-491-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Free legal advice Fort Bend Lawyers CARE will offer free advice by phone to lowincome Fort Bend residents Friday, June 27. Call 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify for this service, or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@ FortBendLawyersCARE.org between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Veterans with civil legal questions are especially encouraged to call. The attorney will return calls the same day and/or the following Monday.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28
Square Dance Club Yard Sale The Brazos Bottom Belles & Beaus Square Dance Club will have a yard sale at the First United Methodist Church parking lot at the corner of Murphy Road and Lexington Blvd from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, June 28. Many families involved and some great values to be had. Backyard Basics – Aquaponics Saturday, June 28th: Backyard Basics – “Aquaponics” A presentation on the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) to grow fish and plants together in one integrated system. Presented by the Fort Bend Master Gardeners and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Fort Bend County on June 28, 9 – 11 a.m., Fort Bend County Extension Office, 402 Band Rd., Rosenberg. Registration $15, $25 for couples. Kids under 10 accompanied by parents, free. For more info or to register, brandy.rader@ ag.tamu.edu”or call 281-342-3034.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2
Free Family Law Workshop Fort Bend Lawyers CARE Family Law Workshop welcomes lowincome residents of Fort Bend with family law questions and is an open forum. Veterans who are low-income residents invited to attend. Bring to the workshop any prior court orders or documents that you have prepared. Call 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify for this service, or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@FortBendLawyersCARE.org. The workshop will be held from on July 2, 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond.
TUESDAY, JULY 8
Workshop offered on college planning “How to go to college for (almost) free.” A one hour workshop on all aspects of college planning will be offered to parents and students Tuesday July 8, 5:30 pm, HCC campus in Missouri City/Sienna. The one hour workshop is free hosted by Andrew and Sheryl Lebman of Ducerus, a nation-wide college planning company. Capacity is limited, so call 281-799-3725 to reserve a seat.
Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: email@example.com
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Cast Theatrical Company, Vogelsang Antique Emporium, 1909 Ave G, Rosenberg, to present “An Inspector Calls”. Matinee’s at 2:30 p.m. Sat., June 21, & Sun., July 6. Admission Adults $16; students $15. For reservations call 832-889-3808.
Fort Bend Theatre’s Aladdin Jr. Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where we’re about to begin the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince, at Fort Bend Theatre’s production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr., playing July 5-24, on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Tickets $9 and can be purchased at www. fortbendtheatre.com. Don’t miss out on this musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides at 2815 N. Main, Stafford, TX 77477. For more information, please call (281) 2083333.
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Fort Bend Chamber’s Network Nites FBCC Network Nites will be held Thursday, July 10, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center – Sienna Plantation, 8200 Hwy. 6, Missouri City. Enjoy networking with complimentary beverages, appetizers, and first aid kit as a gift for attending. Call Juliette 281-566-2261 or juliette@fortbendcc,org for more information.
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THURSDAY, JULY 17
Progressive Dinner Join the Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Young Professionals for this 3-course progressive dinner, Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Ol’ Railroad Cafe, Another Soda Fountain, BR Vino, in historic Downtown Rosenberg. Cost $30. Call 281-342-5464 for more information.
MONDAY, JULY 21
Congressional Update Central Fort Bend Chamber to host this update with Congressman Pete Olson, Monday, July 21, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Fort Bend Country Club. 2627 FM 762, Richmond. $30 members, $40 non-members. Contact Leigh Ann at 281342-5464.
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Invitation to First Responders “First Responders Day”, Monday, July 28, 9 a.m., Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, Richmond. All police officers, firefighters & EMS personnel are invited to this day of golf. $40 per player, this is not a tournament. Call to reserve your spot today PGCC Golf Pro Shop 281-342-9945. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22
St. Jude Give Thanks Walk Fort Bend residents are encouraged to form walk teams, friends, family & co-workers to participate in this walk to support the lifesaving work done by St. Jude, Saturday, November 22. For detailed information contact Anna Gross at email@example.com. Special needs parent gathering A 7- week series to be held for parents of children with special needs June 22 thru Aug. 10. Raising children with special needs creates unique challenges to parents. Participation is free and all are welcome! Free childcare is available through Children’s Ministries. Questions? Contact Rev. Dr. Lorna Bradley at 281.871.1004, ext. 207 or Dena Lee 281.634.8957. Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club), 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org. “Hot Summer Nights” SugarLand Art Center & Gallery, & Sugar Land Artist Guild, 104 Industrial Blvd., Suite Q, Sugar Land invites you to enjoy wine, savory hors d’oeuvres, live artist demos, Friday night, June 20, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and every Friday night, same time, through August 8. Raffle tickets $20 or 5 for $80 for a demoed piece of that night. For more info 281-5650957. The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North Are you a stay at home mom? They would love to have you join their group. Playgroups, socials, mom’s night out, book clubs, and many more fun things planned! Any age children are welcome, or just come yourself if your children are in school. For more info, email momsclub_ email@example.com. Registration now open Sienna Panthers Lacrosse Registration for Spring Season (2014) is now open. Accepting boys from 1st grade to 12th grade! For more information and to register online, go to fbpantherslax.org. New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713-222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@ reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
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Advanced Quickbooks lunch & learn Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce to hold this seminar Wed., July 9, 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber, 445 Commerce Green, Sugar Land. Tips, tricks, and troubleshooting will be offered at this seminar. $25 members, $35 non-members. Register online at www.FortBendChamber.com, or call Juliette 281-556-2161 for reservations.
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Over 230 Cub Scouts ages 7 to 11 participated in the three-day 2014 Thunder Wolf District Day Camp hosted by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sienna Plantation. The "Cubs in Space" themed day camp provided scouts a first step in the camping progression, creating a place for Cub Scouts and Webelos to test themselves, do new activities, make new friends and learn something new. Campers had a choice of a variety of activities ranging from leather works, team sports, BB and archery target shooting for the scouting ranks of Tiger, Bear, Wolf and Webelo. These campers shown are learning how to properly fold the American Flag.
Heads up Sugar Land! What's the hottest thing in Sugar Land … again? The Sugar Land Citizen’s Fire Academy Alumni Association (CFAAA) is working with the Sugar Land firefighters to get out the sure-to-be-hot 2015 edition of their awesome calendar! Independent of the City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Fire Department (SLFD), the non-profit CFAAA is dedicated to supporting our local firefighters and their families by raising money throughout the year for programs such as a scholarship fund for our firefighters’ graduating senior children, Boots & Ladders which is dedicated to providing for in-need firefighters and their families, and others. The 2015 calendar will have several technical enhancements but the one thing we all agreed on is “more action in the photos” says CFAAA calendar chairperson Kelly Knake (kelly.
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Mayhem Bronco Division wins PONY District Championship
The Meadows Place Mayhem Bronco All-Stars won the PONY District title this weekend. A balanced offensive and solid defense keyed victories over Kingwood and Huntsville.
Sheriff's Deputy Lieutenant James Fontenot honored
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Long time sheriff’s deputy honored for his commitment to the citizens of Fort Bend County as a polygraph examiner. Lieutenant James Fontenot was recipient of 2014 Tim Kennedy Examiner of the Year Award; an award given to the top polygraph examiners in the state by the Texas Association of Law Enforcement Polygraph Investigators. Lieutenant Fontenot began his public service career in the US Army and Naval
Reserve. After 22 years he retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Mr. Fontenot, as he is known by his peers, joined the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in 1992. He began as a civilian detention officer while he was attending a law enforcement academy. Mr. Fontenot also served in the Patrol Division and Detective Divisions prior to moving to the Internal Affairs Division in 2006 where he became a polygraph examiner.