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with topics ranging from county budgeting, judicial ethics, fines Fort Bend County has sent and fees, legislative changes and a letter of support on a request others. AFTERNOON WITH AN curling iron. Have one turned by the City of Sugar Land for a “Our rich heritage and EXPERT: This is a FREE OFF or unplugged. proposal to host the 82nd Annual destination appeal make seminar for SENIORS * LEARN MORE: About South Texas County Judges’ and us an ideal location for the Apollo Talk * Expert: Former electrical fire safety guidelines Commissioners’ Conference conference and visitors alike,” NASA Physicist, Don Cooper and tips from the US Fire to be held June 2016. County said Judge Hebert in his letter * Be amazed as Don describes Association at www.usfa.fema. Judge Herbert’s letter extends to V. G. Young Institute of how he helped to land Neil gov/citizens. its full backing to Visit Sugar County Government, Texas Armstrong on the moon and HURRICANE SEASON IS Land Convention and Visions A&M AgriLife Extenstion bring Apollo 13 back to safety. HERE: For TIPS to Weather Services and the Sugar Land Service in College Station. LOCATION & CONTACT Any Type of Storm go to www. Marriott Town Square in their Calling attention to shopping INFORMATION: 1 pm in missouricityready.com bid for the annual event, which and dining in Sugar Land the multi-purpose room of the SWIMMING POOL was approved by commissioners Town Square and First Colony, Recreation and Tennis Center, PASSES: Tis the Season to court this month. he said they “are mere steps 2701 Cypress Point Drive * purchase pool passes. If you The annual association’s away from the Sugar Land RSVP by calling 281-403do not have a neighborhood conference in two years will Marriott.” He also mentioned 8637. pool you can go to attract about 300 county judges attractions locally that include FOR FUTURE CITY Meadowcreek Pool Monday and commissioners, exhibit booth Constellation Field, home EVENT INFORMATION: thru Saturday 4 pm to 6 pm staff, family and other guests. The to the Sugar Land Skeeters www.missouricitytx.gov OR or Saturday 9 am to 1 pm. event is held in cities throughout minor league baseball team, watch Missouri City Television OR Quail Valley East Pool south Texas, and is for statethe Houston Museum of (Channel 16 on Comcast). Community Club House and mandated continuing education Natural Science at Sugar Land, SAFETY TIPS TO AVOID check out their bulletin board credits, while also serving as the the George Ranch, George ELECTRICAL HOME for contact numbers. association’s annual meeting Observatory and Brazos Bend FIRES: If you use an adapter HELP PROUD SPONSOR to plug in multiple electrical QV PROJECTS: Mail your outlets that outlet could (tax deductible) donation of become overloaded and cause $25 or more to: Frost Bank, a fire. Lock box Department, Quail The need to properly City Green, Missouri City Core FOR EXAMPLE: Only Valley PROUD, P. O. Box recycle unwanted and outdated (City of Missouri City staff) plug one heat producing 367 Dept. 06, Houston, Texas electronics was apparent as more and Fort Bend County Juvenile appliance into an outlet at a 77001. than 400 residents from across Probation Department to quickly time (such as: coffee maker, QUESTIONS Fort Bend and surrounding and efficiently unload electronics toaster, space heater, etc.) Do ANSWERED. Email the counties took advantage of from vehicles. This collaboration not use the same outlet at the PROUD HOTLINE at Missouri City Green’s free allowed residents to safely same time for a hair dryer and QVProud@aol.com electronics recycling event held dispose of their unwanted and on June 14 at the Public Safety outdated electronics and avoid a Headquarters on Cartwright charge at area recycling centers. Road. A significant quantity Missouri City Green is the Find out from a valuation professional with of electronics were kept out city’s Keep Texas Beautiful 15 years experience. Very reasonable fees. of landfills as event vendor, affiliate and a non-profit Texas Green Giant of Stafford, organization that seeks to foster TOM BRANCH, 713-877-8160" filled their 27’ moving truck and encourage local residents multiple times with items ranging to take responsibility in the from cell phones to big screen community through recycling, televisions. planting native trees and Missouri City Parks and plants and other earth-friendly Recreation Department provided activities. For questions or Lose Inches, Grow Spiritually support for the event as well as more information, email info@ July 8 - 31 6:30 - 7:15 pm 32 volunteers from Missouri missouricitygreen.org. By Elsa Maxey

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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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the final selection to be made no later than July 1st at which time interested parties will be informed. enjoyed their exposure to Fine Art very much.   The class was taught by Barbara Richter Gritczek, a well known local Artist.  She is a  member of the Art League of Fort Bend, Rosenberg, and  of the Lone Star Art Guild of Texas and winner of several First Prize Ribbons at the Fort Bend County Fair Art Contest.  T. W. Davis is sponsoring several  painting classes around the Richmond, Rosenberg, & Needville area through the months of June & July.  For more information or to register contact T. W. Davis YMCA in Richmond, 911 Thompson Hwy or at 281-341-0791.

RECIPES OF THE WEEK By Denise Monroe Summertime brings visions of palm trees, breezes, and exotic tropical beverages. The smell of coconut scented sun tan oil often tantalizes the taste buds for anything coconut. Here are a couple of recipes that are guaranteed to put you in coconut heaven! Mounds Cake This is one of the BEST cakes I have tasted. If you’re looking for an easy crowdpleaser this is definitely worth making as it won’t be around long. • 1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix & required ingredients • 2 cups sugar, divided • 24 large marshmallows • 1 ½ cups milk, divided • 14 oz. pkg. coconut • 1 stick butter • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350. Mix and bake cake according to directions in a 13 X 9” pan. Combine 1 cup of sugar, marshmallows and 1 cup

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of milk in a med. saucepan. Cook over low heat until marshmallows are melted. Stir in coconut and spread on top of warm cake. Mix butter, 1 cup of sugar, and ½ cup of milk in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Stir in chocolate chips and spread over coconut mixture. Coconut Cream Martini • 1 oz. coconut rum • 2 oz. half & half • ¼ tsp. vanilla • Honey or sweetened condensed milk • Coconut flakes Add rum, half & half, and vanilla to a shaker full of ice. Shake until cold. Dip rim of martini glass in honey or sweetened condensed milk, then dip in flaked coconut. Pour shaken liquid into glass. Enjoy! If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration. that will also be had nationwide, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its weather forecast for Sugar Land for the rest of the month…sunny, hot and isolated t-storms. On a more positive note, this month the Fort Bend skies have been graced with the full moon phases called June’s strawberry moon due to the short season for harvesting strawberries, and also referred to a 'honey moon’ due to its warm glow.

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