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Run for Boston 5K/1K Benefits Victims and Families of Bombing

Fort Bend Fit Friends got together and created a fundraiser for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. On May 19, over 500 athletics, some wearing Boston Marathon bibs, stood ready to start as Bruce Mercer sang the Star Bangled Banner. So far the event has raised over $17,495 - just shy of the $20,000 goal. Donations can still be made to "The One Fund Boston". See related article page 3.

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identify a meeting schedule and any other items needed Eleven Sugar Land residents to accomplish its work," will comprise an independent said City Manager Allen traffic safety task force that Bogard. "At the request will study the City's red light of the task force, we will camera program. The Sugar dedicate any city resources Land City Council approved they determine necessary to Administrator, Chris Riggs, ensure members have what By Karen Daniels reminded Mayor Scarcella and Pecan Manor lake properties with mortgage they need to provide an For a recap, at last Councilmembers about the independent recommendation." may also be required to buy flood insurance week's Planning & Zoning necessary installation of a 50 The creation of the task Commission meeting, it was foot barrier behind the proposed force follows a report to voted not to recommend the new homes for "buffering City Council on June 4 that zoning change for an additional requirements." This began a determined a petition to 35 homes in the Promenade 30 minute discussion over who prohibit the enforcement of subdivision from Primary pays, where it goes, and the Sugar Land's red cameras Corridor to Single Family differences between retail and a new federal law passed by in October 2014, these policies, was invalid because the By Elsa Maxey Residence. But they still had a light industrial. The Mayor Congress with changes to the which according to FEMA, have petition did not meet the chance to go before Stafford's put his cards on the table: he's Organized by the Greater Fort FEMA flood insurance program. not paid the full actuarial rate requirements of City Charter. City Council and try again. against the zoning change. "We Bend Economic Development The act, Biggert-Waters and are not reflective of the true H.F. Van Der Grinten and Before the public hearing are trying to preserve this city. Council (EDC), a presentation Flood Insurance Reform Act of risk of flood to that property, will Ray Patel, who launched was opened, the City's new by Carlton Watts from FEMA 2012, changes flood insurance no longer exist. the petition drive, say the Building Director and Zoning Region 6 before an audience of premium rates by eliminating the But, “the thing that Carl kept task force should have ZONING, continued on page 3 elected officials, city planners, government subsidy. Some in leading back to is there is some been formed years ago. realtors, property developers, Fort Bend have taken advantage possibility of changes. Judge "Up until now the City has mortgage lenders and assorted of obtaining a subsidized policy repeatedly ignored numerous FEDERAL, continued on page 3 others on Monday tells about for flood insurance coverage and recommendations to correct abuses in the red light camera the 27000 block of U.S. Hwy 59, system. The task force is By LeaAnne Klentzman Rosenberg, for a traffic offense.” being proposed to keep the In a traffic stop Friday, Baker said, “Upon camera revenue flowing." Rosenberg Police seize another investigation, officers located Van Der Grinten wrote in Heroin load along US 59. a hidden compartment in the a press release June 5. According to Rosenberg police vehicle containing the narcotics.” RED LIGHT, continued on page 8 spokesman Lieutenant Brain Rosenberg police have declined Baker, the nearly 21 pounds of to name the person arrested Heroin was seized, “as a result By Betsy Dolan TRAFFIC, continued on page 9 of a traffic stop of a vehicle in In her first state of the city address, Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore told a crowd of 200 people at the Fort Bend Country Club on June 12 that her By LeaAnne Klentzman late husband's favorite song was "Blue Skies" by Willie Nelson. We tell you, "I see nothing but blue skies month after ahead for our city", Moore said. month – year "That's the way Hilmar felt after year - there and that is the way that I feel. are cameras CRIMINAL Richmond has so many things E V E R Y - OF THE WEEK going right." WHERE! Moore was sworn in Dec. When you pull a stunt like 17 as Richmond's first woman this, well, there is just no mayor, succeeding her husband, excuse! Hilmar Moore, 92, who was the Yep, this week, you get a longest-serving mayor in the Dumb Criminal AND an action nation until his death on Dec. 4. The Central Fort Bend Chamber and the Rose-Rich Auto Mile presented shot! In May, Richmond voters the 2013 State of Richmond Address Wednesday at Fort Bend Country Ya’ gotta wonder, does one approved a new city charter that Club in Richmond. Shown are: Central Fort Bend Chamber Board just wake up one morning and Chair Joe Freudenberger; Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore and Chamber STINKS, continued on page 3 VOTER, continued on page 9 Heroin seized by Rosenberg Police. President Shanta Kuhl. By Betsy Dolan

the formation of the task force June 18. Members are expected to be appointed on July 16. The group will work for about 120 days to develop a recommendation that could include continuing the program in its current form, modifying

the program or eliminating it. According to the City, the task force will conduct its meetings in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and provide an opportunity for extensive public input. "The task force will

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The Skeeters rode shutout pitching and opportunistic offense to a 3-0 win over the York Revolution Monday night at Constellation Field. Sugar Land is closing in on its first ever postseason berth, as the win drops the Skeeters' "magic number" to clinch the Freedom Division first half title down to six.  Russ Mitchell's RBI single in the second inning

put the Skeeters ahead 1-0 to close out the 3-0 win. and they added two more in Skeeters Notes: the fifth frame with some • Jason Lane: (W, 5-2) help from shortstop Manny 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, BB, 5 K Mayorson's error. The 3-0 • Bullpen: Roy Corcoran, advantage was more than Gary Majewski and Jason adequate for Skeeters' starter Bergmann combined for Jason Lane, who allowed no three scoreless innings runs and only two hits in six • Russ Mitchell: innings. Roy Corcoran, Gary 2-3, BB, RBI, R Majewski and Jason Bergmann • Koby Clemens: followed him to the mound 1-2, R, BB and provided spotless relief • Reid Gorecki: 1-3, BB 

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Stafford Firefighters recognized for back to back life saving events By Karen Daniels

The June 19 Stafford City Council meeting was standing room only. There were several reasons for this, but most notable was the presentation and formal recognition of the Stafford Fire Department personnel who provided lifesaving emergency medical care to members of their community, not once, but twice, in 32 days. Mayor Leonard Scarcella said the timing of this was "very appropriate in light of last month's tragic fire." Chief Larry Di Camillo told council that "45% to 50% of the job of a firefighter is EMS related." He added, "Very

rarely do we get such a positive outcome with a patient's life, not only once, but twice." Both times Stafford firefighters were able to resuscitate the patients to regain consciousness. On March 25, firefighters were called to the scene of a individual in distress. While assessing the situation, the patient went into cardiac arrest. After starting advanced life support which included the use of a defibrillator, a viable heart rhythm and spontaneous respirations were restored, and the patient was able to speak on the way to the hospital. On April 28, firefighters were called to a local sports complex around midnight

for an individual who was unconscious. Stafford firefighters took control of the scene and applied very much the same strategies for the individual above, and the patient successfully regained a viable heart rhythm and spontaneous respirations. Chief Di Camillo credited the success of these outcomes to "the level of training and level of dedication" of his crew, and the equipment. The firefighters were asked by Mayor Scarcella if they had any comments to share before Council. Not one of the seven firefighters on hand spoke. To firefighters, this is just another day on the job. The Mayor said he "cherished

having people of this quality and ability and heroic nature to literally save lives." Ninety firefighters work for the Stafford

Fire Department. Chief Di Camillo said, "We are very fortunate to have the ninety individuals that work for us."

Shown left to right are: Manual Florez, Kathrine Samuel, Scott Brownson, Kent Hassinger, Larry Di Camillo, Efrem Burns, John Gutierrez, Stephen Craft, Trevian Davis and Kristin Lemmons. Not pictured are Dylan Merchant, Troy Campbell, and Randy Bayes.

Run for Boston 5K/1K to benefit victims and families of the Boston Marathon bombing Recently, Fort Bend Fit friends got together at a coffee shop and decided to create a fundraiser for the victims of the bombing. Within a week of the tragedy, event permits were approved, sponsors were on board, and registration was up and running for the Run for Boston 5K/1K. So far, the event has raised over $17,495 — that’s just

shy of the $20,000 goal. On May 19, over 550 athletes — some wearing their Boston Marathon bibs — stood ready to start as Bruce Mercer sang The Star Spangled Banner. Bubba Thames, of Houston FIT and Spring Action Photos, was at the finish line and post race party taking photos. First place overall male winner was Erik Dill, who

finished in 18:37. First place female was Dottie MetcalfLindenburger, finishing in 20:45. The first youth to cross the finish line was Joshua Brooks, at 19:21. Joshua has also won his age group in the USA FIT Half Marathon the past couple of years. First female youth was Adley Halligan at 28:05. Donations continue to come

in, and Fort Bend Fit hopes to bring the total up to $20,000. Funds will go to The One Fund Boston, The One Fund Boston continues to collect donations; however there are concerns that costs will far outweigh available resources to serve the victims. For this reason, continuing collections are crucial. Donations can still be made via the registration

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(Bob) Hebert was in Washington last month and there is a probability that the grandfather clause is going to stay in,” said Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson after the meeting at the University of Houston – Sugar Land Brazos Hall. “If the grandfather clause stays in, that would mean that the people in the zone AE could be grandfathered as long as they kept their insurance up to date.” Zone AE is defined as an area that will be inundated by a flood

event with a one percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. Patterson also told the “Star” that in Pecan Manor, for example, “all the people own the lot all the way to the middle of the lake, so their mortgage company is going to automatically say that they have to have flood insurance even though their house may be 12, 13 feet above the flood plain.” Commissioner Patterson said that the bottom of the lake or “in the lake” itself is the flood plain. That means that home owners with mortgages living on those

properties will need to prove their structure is not affected to their mortgage lender, which will otherwise require flood insurance by law. Essentially, the flood insurance maps are key as is elevation of a structure on a property, not the property. The advice to Fort Bend residents, “they should contact their flood plain administrator” in their city or the county engineer if they live outside the city limits to “get further information and ask what are the ways they can mitigate,” said commissioner Patterson. In particular, he

shares how the Fulshear area, once in his precinct, had structures in Vintage Creek that were wiped out more than three times by flooding. The structures in a place like that “need to be done away with and not be rebuilt,” he said. The Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 calls for FEMA to make changes to the way the National Flood Insurance Program is run with provisions requiring the program to raise rates to reflect true flood risk and make it more financially stable. Flood Insurance Rate

Map updates will impact policyholders and changes may mean premium rate increases for policyholders over time. The FEMA run program has been walloped by major storms during the past 10 years, according to reports. Watts also told local meeting participants that the National Flood Insurance Program underwent a $16 billion debt on Hurricane Katrina. Additional information indicates that after Sandy, the program will be $25 billion in the hole, a hefty debt that taxpayers will collectively cover as losses incurred in the past, present, and future.

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This will not enhance, but have serious negative effects.” He said that Stafford’s general obligation debt would be gone in 2014, and adding more homes wasn’t how this feat was accomplished. The public hearing was opened, and of the 12 individuals that spoke, those for and against were evenly split. Each side did a fairly good job of getting the word out. Several residents mentioned that Stafford was really in need of a grocery store, but grocery chains have decided

against Stafford because there aren’t enough “roof tops.” Proponents for the SFR change stated that SMSD school district would benefit from new homes and there are already enough vacant commercial properties in Stafford. When the public hearing was closed the Mayor responded that: he’s currently working with Congressman Al Green about a future grocery store; SMSD attendance reached it’s highest numbers this year; and every city has vacant commercial property. For three hours this agenda item was discussed, though much

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The Rule of Law As Jim Comey, incoming FBI director, said, “We know that the rule of law sets this nation apart.” Why can’t we deploy 90,000 to our southern border, keep 5,000 non-union IRS agents and institute a flat tax? Why aren’t we collecting taxes on the lost billions in money grams freely flowing south? The IRS has a $12.5B budget—with $70M distributed in bonuses because

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instead of Martha’s Vineyard? All while Congress is still not addressing their frenetic spending frenzy. Congress will break for summer and Christmas break with no results on the horizon. Last week’s G-8 Summit was another disastrous trip for Obama—a trip that Americans spent $60M in security on Obama when he couldn’t even get Kennedy’s speech right and repeatedly called the UK’s Finance Minister George Osborne “Jeffrey.” What are we paying Obama’s

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Land collected $791,175 in fines from the red lights last year. If that number is accurate then to me that is hundreds of thousands of dollars. If the argument is Sugar Land gets only a small part of these fines and therefore money is not the issue, I would say that is a lot of money going somewhere. It looks a lot like reallocation or redistribution of wealth to me. The final statement I found interesting was Mayor Thompson’s quote that there is no statistical proof that there are more accidents at red lights since the cameras have been added. To me that means there is hence, no statistical proof that accidents have been reduced since the lights were added. If there is such proof the Mayor and Council should present them. I don’t know if anyone has taken a poll, but I can’t but believe the whole Council has not taken a hit in their approval ratings over this action and issue. I think it would behoove them to somehow come up with a way to have this initiative approved and put on the November ballot. I also believe that if they are really concerned about traffic safety in Sugar Land, then texting and driving should be their focus. But that is a debate for another day. Randy Ursery Sugar Land, Texas

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

SIENNA PLANTATION • Immaculate Trendmaker home located on the #7 Fairway of Sienna Plantation Golf Course. Tenderly lived in this home has all the upgrades. Recent appliances, ceiling fans, and hardwood floors. Balcony offers magnificent views and numerous fruit trees in backyard. Create your own paradise. $379,788. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

SIENNA PLANTATION • Terrific family home located on one of Sienna’s most desirable lots. The large lot (18450 sf./.42 acre) backs up to the levee which provides privacy for your pool and back yard paradise. The extra large covered patio, outdoor kitchen, and pool are just icing on the cake for this wonderful 5 bedroom home. Secondary bedrooms are very large and give the kids plenty of room to grow. New carpet and many upgrades. $449,088. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

LAKE SHORE HARBOUR • Expansive lake view! One of the best in the area! Covered patio & balcony. Boat dock, fully fenced and landscaped with sprinkler system. Home has 5 bedrooms, large gameroom & media room. Many, many updates, formal living or study, marble floors. Spacious island kitchen.Great location! Easy access to fort bend toll road which makes for an easy commute to medical center. $325,000. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

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Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, plus study, 1 story Perry home in Lakes of Savannah. Big den with fireplace attached to kitchen with breakfast bar & din-in area plus separate dining room. Lots of tile, Corian counters, huge master & closet, bath with jetted tub & separate shower. High ceilings & fans. Close to the pool, pocket parks, but quiet suburban setting! $153,500, over 2100 sf per builder.(5812WK)

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

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BARRINGTON PLACE • Gorgeous one story home on a quiet cul-de-sac totally updated with 4 bed 2 bath with new carpet/gas range/ fresh paint and new AC unit added 2012. A must see large and open floor plan. Covered patio. Walking distance to Eldridge park. $209,900 (2407CO)

COMMONWEALTH • Amazing home in the commonwealth subdivision featuring 4 bedrooms. Master bedroom leads to the study. Gameroom leads to a Gorgeous pool with slide. Zoned to all exemplary schools. A must see!. $489,500 (4315KE)

OLD ORCHARD • BARELY LIVED IN! Come tour this DR Horton home in the beautiful gated community of Old Orchard. Zoned to exemplary Austin high school.The community offers its residents a resort-style pool, recreation center, and several scenic lakes. ALL FURNITURE INCLUDED!!! $179,000 (13106OG)

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55 OLD WOODS PASSAGE Sienna Plantation 4/3.5/3: One acre lot property. Formals, 2-story den, granite in kitchen, & balcony. Nell Osborn $600,000

13304 HICKORY SPRINGS Shadow Creek Ranch 4/2.5/2: Beautiful home with SS appl., granite counters, and 42 in. cabinets. Spacious rooms. Mike Martin $198,000

13804 COVE LANDING LN. Savannah Cove 4/2/2: Waterfront lot with amazing view from back patio. 1 story, energy efficient home. Debbie Ashley $199,900

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WATERBROOK WEST - Near Sienna – 1.25 Acre lot. Cleared lot backing up to wooded area. Corner lot in acreage subdivision. Already fenced on 2 sides and has culvert and drive installed. $110,000. MLS # 93906446 (0RA)

QUAIL VALLEY - 2/2.5 Cottage home, short walk from Quail Valley City Centre/golf course. Updated/ remodeled w/ Granite kit. counters & SS appls., wood-laminate floor thru-out living areas & master. All bathrooms updated w. new cabinetry, counters, sinks, lighting, etc. Master bath completely remodeled - you’ll love the big tiled shower!! $139,000 (3011QV)

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This one has ‘’model home’’ written all over it! Beautiful tile entry with art niches, and decorator paint! Study with hardwoods,French doors,and added built-ins! Carpet recently replaced as well as extra deep sink in kitchen. Spacious kitchen opens to beautiful living area with built in bookcases and TV niche! Higher ceilings, formal dining, master with huge walk in closet. Bath with separate shower. Large backyard with covered patio! This one will not last long!!! Sought after Katy schools as well! $174,900 (25226BR)

Great Perry built home on cul-de-sac.5 bedroom,plus gameroom and study! 3 car garage! Fresh interior paint,granite in large island kitchen with many replaced fixtures and gas cooktop! Wood in living and dining! Large master suite down, with beautiful tile in bath-whirlpool and separate shower! HUGE closet! Fabulous gameroom up,room for pool table and much more! Four large bedrooms with two full baths up! Large study. Golf course community within walking distance to school, park, and GREAT pools! $374,900 (1627FR)

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SIENNA AREA - HOME ON ACREAGE W/POOL & SPA! OYSTER CREEK COUNTRY – One-Story PLUS Guest house. Tucked away on 1.67 acres. Granite, tile & SS appl. Large Game room! Vaulted beam ceiling, wood floors, f/p,  built-ins & Generator. Great storage &  2-Workshops!  Nothing compares at $299K! (2922MW)

CORRIGAN – HUGE LOT WITH TREES! Excellent floor plan & great schools. 3/2/2 has high ceiling and open kitchen. Large bedrooms  w/walk-in closets! Recent roof,  A/C, paint  & more.  New carpet offered! Wont last long at  only $115,000! (5008RO)

Heritage Texas Properties hires new Wayne Murray Properties honors Susan Bolz as top 2012 overall sales associate associate at their office in Sugar Land Wayne Murray Properties REALTORS® (NAR), and the degree from the South Texas She has a background as Heritage Texas Properties is pleased to announce Thomasina Colbert-Noll has joined their Fort Bend Office, located at 14100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 245, in Sugar Land.  Prior to her career in residential real estate.  Thomasina was an Administration Manager for the City of Houston, working in public service for over 10 years managing special projects, developing memorandums of agreements and negotiating contracts.  A very diverse, culturally inclined, and spirited individual, who is also well traveled with an international background, she

is particularly adept in assisting relocation clients.  Thomasina holds an MBA in International Business, Thomasina Colbert-Noll a BA in Business Administration and an AA in Fashion Marketing. Calling Sienna Plantation home, Thomasina  is very active in her community  and enjoys supporting and cheering on her two children, daughter Kennedy and son Parker, in all there vast activities.

Imperial Arts concert on June 28 Imperial Arts to host benefit concert on Friday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.by Soprano Betsy Uschkrat and pianist Marvin Gaspard at Imperial Center for the Arts. Renowned Soprano Betsy Uschkrat, originally of Sugar Land, will appear along with Imperial Artist Marvin Gaspard, at Imperial Arts' Center for the Arts in Historic Downtown Rosenberg in a concert that will benefit the ongoing work of Imperial Arts, Fort Bend County's resident professional not-forprofit fine arts organization. Imperial Arts' Executive Director Edward Crowell said, "We are extremely excited to bring Betsy Uschkrat to the Imperial stage!  Betsy has been a personal friend for years, and as her career has flourished we have been looking for the right opportunity to bring her unique talent and charm to Imperial audiences!" The opportunity presented itself recently when the onetime Miss America Contestant Uschkrat planned a trip 'home' to Sugar Land to visit parents Karen and Jim Uschkrat.  Betsy Uschkrat said, "I love to sing for Fort Bend audiences, and am truly excited to finally perform for Imperial Arts!" Soprano Betsy Uschkrat has sung professionally throughout the US, including Shreveport Opera, New Orleans Opera, the Kennedy Center, Des Moines Opera, and was twice a finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  A doctoral student at Louisiana State University, Ms. Uschkrat serves as professor of voice at Loyola University. It was evident whom should accompany Uschkrat

in her evening of 'cabaret'style songs: Imperial Artist since 2008 and expert jazz pianist Marvin Gaspard. Marvin Gaspard is the longest-serving Imperial Artist (in performance or in visual art), as he and his well-known Trio were featured as part of Imperial Arts' launch to the community in December 2008 - Imperial's very first event!  Since that time, Gaspard has appeared, with and without the bass and percussion players that form the Marvin Gaspard Trio, for numerous concerts, events, and fundraisers for Imperial Arts. Gaspard has worked with Uschkrat before: As the 2005 Miss Houston, Gaspard accompanied Uschkrat in her performing work in service to the community. He is founder of the Marvin Gaspard Trio, Houston's finest jazz trio, with whom he frequently appears in concert.  Mr. Gaspard is a graduate of University of Southwestern Louisiana, and serves as the Resident Pianist of downtown Houston's Lyric Centre, and as Director of Music at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in Houston. Tickets for this one-nightonly concert are $30 each for general seating, and patrons may call ahead for special seating accommodations.  A complimentary wine reception will follow in The Imperial Gallery, where patrons may enjoy one final look at the Gallery's current exhibit of paintings by Artist Reg Stark, titled, "Other Rooms."   Tickets are available now online at www.theimperial. org and will be available at the door beginning at 6:00 p.m. the evening of the performance.  

recently honored Realtor Susan Bolz as Top Overall Sales Associate, 2012, at Fernando’s Latin Cuisine in Sugar Land. For the year Bolz sold the most properties of any realtor across all four offices of the agency. A 30-year resident of the area with seven years as a Houston office agent, Bolz serves clients throughout Southwest Houston. She lives in Houston and is a member of the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), the Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR), the National Association of

Houston Black Real Estate College of Law, Houston. a practicing attorney. Association (HBREA). Her real estate industry awards include the Circle of Excellence and the 2012 Pinnacle Award. Bolz is a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, treasurer of the St. Thomas More soccer club, and a volunteer with Strake Jesuit Mother’s Club. She is a member of the Alpha Phi sorority and the University of Nebraska Alumni Association. Bolz holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of 2012 Top Overall Sales Associate award winner Susan Bolz (left) with Nebraska-Lincoln and a J.D. Broker/Owner Wayne Murray.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital welcomes Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialists Methodist Sugar Land Hospital welcomes Methodist Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialists, who include: Bhadresh Shah, M.D., Suneesh Nair, M.D., and Priya Oolut, M.D. Methodist Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialists provides a wide range of advanced pulmonary, asthma, allergy and sleep medicine services, including comprehensive testing, individualized treatment plans and critical care. Dr. Shah is board certified in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Gujarat University in Ahmadabad, India. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens in Jamaica, New York, before completing a fellowship in critical care medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He has been in private practice in Sugar Land since 1999 and is now serving as the Medical Director of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s ICU. Dr. Nair is board certified in pulmonary diseases. He earned his medical degree at Government Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram, India, and recently completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Prior to that, he served as a hospitalist, chief resident and resident at St. Luke’s

Bhadresh Shah, M.D., Priya Oolut, M.D. and Suneesh Nair, M.D. Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Oolut is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s accelerated BA/MD program, and she completed internal medicine, pulmonary/critical care and sleep medicine residencies at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston. She comes to the practice from Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle, where she served as medical director of their sleep lab. “These three outstanding physicians will enable us to continue to grow our patient care capabilities in the areas of pulmonary care and sleep medicine,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Methodist

Sugar Land Hospital. To schedule an appointment at Methodist Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialists, call 281-242-2444 for Dr. Shah

and Dr. Oolut and 281-3250005 for Dr. Nair. For more information about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit MethodistSugarLand.com.

Adopt a pet on Sunday, July 14 at First Colony Mall Here’s a cool idea for summer: Stop by First Colony Mall on Sunday, July 14 and adopt a homeless dog from the Houston Humane Society. Volunteers from the organization will be at the shopping center, near Apple and Pottery Barn – with six to eight dogs – from 1 to 4 p.m. Individuals interested in adopting a homeless pet are invited to stop by and find a new best friend. All dogs from the Humane

Society are neutered or spayed, current on all vaccinations, including Rabies, and are micro chipped. Each dog will have a Rabies tag and certificate. Each new owner must meet the requirements of the organization. Adoption fees: • Dogs 25 pounds or under; or six months of age or younger - $125 per dog • Dogs 26 pounds or more; and older than six months - $95 per dog


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Sugar Land approves task force to begin study on red light cameras Sugar Land to operate and maintain the red light cameras, Byron Schirmbeck, an is normally aggressive in attorney with Texas Campaign fighting petition drives that For Liberty, who led a similar call for a ban on the cameras. petition drive in Baytown “In every petition effort several years ago, has joined so far where ATS cameras the effort in Sugar Land to ban are involved they come out the cameras. He says American early and set up a group Traffic Solutions (ATS), to fight the petition and which has a contract with tell the city council they RED LIGHT, continued from page 1

shouldn’t accept the petition,” Schirmbeck said. “ATS was strangely quiet throughout this petition process and it makes sense since the city is doing the dirty work for them in denying their vote.” The City of Sugar Land maintains the implementation of red light cameras in Sugar Land resulted in a 58

percent reduction in accidents at targeted intersections from 2009-2012. Red light cameras were installed in 2008 to expand the utilization of technology to assist the city in achieving its goal of being one of the safest cities in the country. The program is intended to improve

the safety of high-volume intersections in the city. Sugar Land currently utilizes red light cameras at four intersections - U.S. Highway 59 at Highway 6, U.S. Highway 90A at Dairy Ashford, Eldridge Road at West Airport Boulevard and Highway 6 at Lexington Boulevard.

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502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday School for All Ages 9:30am Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Pastor's Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 pm the hub - 11:00am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am LUTHERAN CHURCH www.cumcsl.org

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2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am

3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Sunday Worship: 9:00am, 11:00am Open Skies Worship: 9:00am Sunday School All Ages 10:00am www.fumcmc.org

NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611 1424 FM 1092 Rd., Missouri City, 77459 Worship w/Holy Communion: 8:00 & 10:30 am Education hour for all ages: 9:15am www.newhopelc.org

SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org

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SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Scripture of the week “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?”—Matthew 6:25

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Attorney David Thompson, who represents several school districts including Fort Bend ISD, Lamar CISD and Stafford MSD, said the Legislature fell far short of what is needed to get the state out of its legal troubles. “What they did this session was very significant and commendable,” he said. “But you have to remember, it doesn’t restore what was cut in 2011, not to mention increased costs for schools in the two years since then.” The original public school funding distribution formula was created in the 1980s and has been changed numerous times to comply with legislative changes and previous school finance lawsuits. In the most recent lawsuit in 2005, the Court found that the Texas Legislature over-relied on local property taxes, left local school districts without meaningful discretion over local tax rates, and was operating a state property tax in violation of the Texas Constitution. “At the time Fort Bend ISD made the decision to enter the School Finance lawsuit, the district’s funding per student had remained flat for several years, and the overall budget was reduced substantially by $50 million in legislative budgets cuts,” said Dr. Tracy Ginsburg, FBISD Chief Financial Officer. “Eighty six % of the district’s budget is comprised of salaries and benefits, and the reduction of 1,000 employees impacted programs and class sizes suffered, all at a time when accountability standards increased." According to Moak, Casey and Associates, Texas school finance and accountability experts, lawyers representing the plaintiff groups had mixed reactions on whether or not Judge Dietz should re-open the case. Phillip Fraissinet, attorney for the Fort Bend plaintiffs, argued that the legislature

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CITY OF STAFFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the City of Stafford Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas and before the City Council of the City of Stafford Texas on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following:

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growth through annexation," Moore said. "With the home-rule charter we can collect more tax makes Richmond a home-rule city and allows for increased revenues and citizens have more annexation powers and the options." creation of a planning and zoning In her State of the City speech, commission. Moore highlighted a 12.9% June 18 was a historic day sales tax increase from 2012, a for the city as the Richmond 5% jump in home values and City Commission held their a 22% decrease in crime since first meeting under the recently 2009. The city has also unveiled adopted charter. a new website that allows Richmond will take a fullcitizens greater access to express concerns. year to make the transition, Moore said, and will rely on The city is working on a $1.2 million dollar bond issue that the expertise of neighboring would help pay for road, water cities as Richmond develops its comprehensive master plan. and infrastructure projects. "This election was about Richmond is working on a stagnation and status quo versus partnership with Rosenberg to VOTER, continued from page 1

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Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. is willing to pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed a Bissonnet Street convenience store in early June. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, the lone suspect entered the store wielding a handgun on June 7, shortly after 11:00 pm. The clerk told responding deputies the man entered the Valero convenience store in the 14100 block of Bissonnet pulled a gun and demanded cash. Eventually the armed intruder climbed over the counter and took the cash for himself. The suspect has been described as a black male wearing a hoodie pulled up to disguise his identity. He further concealed his identity with a mask pulled over his face covering his mouth and nose, said Haenel. Witnesses told deputies the suspect was about 5’7" – 5’10’ with a slim build. Anyone with information

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in triplicate, on the original forms, will be received by the City Secretary’s Office of the City of Stafford, at 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, and all bids will be opened and publicly read in the City Council Chamber at approximately 7:00 p.m. on the same date for the award of contract for: Janitorial Services for Stafford Civic Center and the Stafford Centre All bids must be submitted at the time and place and in the manner prescribed above. Bids must be delivered in a sealed envelope with return address and clearly marked “BID 20132014/ Janitorial Services Stafford Civic Center and the Stafford Centre.” The bidder’s firm name shall appear on the outside of the envelope. Bidders may bid on each facility separately or on both facilities together. The City may award the bid by individual facility or jointly. Bid prices submitted should clearly indicate any price difference if bidder is awarded only one facility. Specifications may be obtained from the Director of Recreation & Performing Arts, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, Texas 77477, between the hours of 8:30 a.m., and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mandatory walk-throughs of both the facilities for Janitorial Services will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.; one will be at the Stafford Centre 10505 Cash Road Stafford, TX 77477 and one will be at the Stafford Civic Center, located at 1415 Constitution, Stafford, TX 77477 . Attendance of walk-throughs is mandatory, and bids will be accepted from only those contractors attending. Any bids received from contractors not in attendance at the walk-throughs will be returned unopened. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids or accept any bid deemed advantageous to it. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

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INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids, in duplicate, addressed to Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2, Attention Mr. Jason A. Kirby, P.E., District Engineer for the District, will be received at the District’s office, 2331 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, until 10:00 a.m. Local Time, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, and then publicly opened and read for “Construction of Missouri City Estates Water and Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation” for Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2, Fort Bend County, Texas. Scope of Work of the Contract consists of providing the necessary labor, materials, equipment, and supervision to construct removal and replacement of approximately 11,500 linear feet of 2-inch, 6-inch, and 8-inch waterline; rehabilitation of approximately 11,500 linear feet of 6-inch through 18-inch sanitary sewers including appurtenances, services, manholes, and post-construction sanitary sewer televising. The project is located in Harris County and Fort Bend County within the Missouri City Estates subdivision, near the intersection of Mula Road and Stafford Road, Fort Bend County Key Map No. 569 H, M and 570 J. Bids received after the closing time will be returned unopened. A MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Local Time, at the District office. Attendance by each prospective bidder or its representative at the pre-bid conference is MANDATORY, and no Bid will be opened unless the bidder or representative was present at the pre-bid conference. Each Bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or a certified or cashier’s check, acceptable to the Owner, in an amount not less than 5 percent of the total amount bid, as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the Contract and execute the Bonds on the forms provided and provide the required insurance certificates within 7 days after the date Contract Documents are received by the Contractor.

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humor was matched only by her eccentric personality that we loved her for. She will be greatly missed, but is with her Father in heaven. She is lovingly missed by her daughter and son in law, Janice & Russell Takeda, her son and daughter in law, Rod & Sally Shuffield, her 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Miller Funeral Crematorium in Houston at 4:30pm, June 22, 2013.

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WILLIAM JOHN “BILL” TOOMEY, loving son of Geraldine and the late Shown are L-R: Olson, Ashley & William John ToomAudrina Cardenas, Jamie & Patsy ey, died on June 14, Schanbaum. 2013. He was born October 15, 1956 who contracted a severe in Dearborn, Michicase of bacterial meningitis gan, grew up in Chiwhen she was a freshman at cago and lived in the UT-Austin. After her strong Houston and Sugar recovery, she worked with Land area for the past 23 years. the state legislature to require He graduated from Mt. Carmel meningococcal vaccines for High School in 1975 and earned all college students living in a BS Degree from Northern Ildorms or near campus. Both linois University in 1979. He is girls were in Washington, survived by his mother GeralDC with family advocating dine Toomey and his beloved for Children's Hospitals. wife, Marlena Berger. Loving Rep. Olson said, "It was brother of Mary (Robert) Prenan honor to meet both of tice and Robert (Sally) Toomey. these courageous young Dearest uncle of Ryan, Laura, girls. They are an inspiration Sarah Prentice; Robert, Joand testament to the powers seph and William Toomey. Bill of modern medicine."

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touched the lives of all who met him with his warm personality, great sense of humor and generous spirit. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 28th at 10 a.m. at St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479 with Father Tom Hawxhurst officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210.


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Fort Bend County Women’s Center girls night out at Town Square Jewelry, purses & the wobble benefit service organization

This girls night out on Monday was about fun and doing what some of us girls do best…shopping! A generous amount of the sale proceeds will help the Fort Bend County Women’s Center continue to provide valuable services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and also their children. Held at the distinctive City Plaza Clubhouse in Sugar Land Town Square on Lone Star Drive, this event, just with those supporting the effort, was about the modern world of casual fashion featuring jewelry and purse collections to accessorize the lives of those shopping for a worthy cause in the name of sharing. Founded in 1980 by a Rosenberg attorney Pat Altman, an assistant DA Timothy Sloane, and Paulette Greene, a Rosenberg businesswoman, the Fort Bend County Women's Center began as a single crisis hotline and has been fortunate to have committed notables

like Christy Jennings (formerly Fuentes) at the helm, and today, Vita Goodell continues the important mission of the organization. But, when the fun kicked off this Monday, they were visiting with guests, and did not wooble. The Fred Astaire Dance Studio added this new line dance ingredient to the fundraiser that had Debbie Marcel and her daughter Molly Cooper strutting along with an impressive number of others. If you did not make it to the Girls Night Out or have the chance to own one of those exclusive line fashion jewelry pieces featured and/ or a handbag touted as the only purse you’ll ever need since it can have dozens of different fashionable looks just by changing its exterior, there’s probably still time to do it and help out the worthy cause. For more information, contact Liz Moreno, 832274-4542 or lmoreno@ fortbendwomenscenter.org

Wobblers Debbie Marcel and Molly Cooper Wobblers Nancy Malke and Kristy Dunaway

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Mitchell-Williams Engagement Jean and Jesse Mitchell of Sugar Land are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Jessica to Eric Lofton Williams, son of Suzanne and Lewis Williams of Lufkin, Texas. Christine is a graduate of Kempner High School and Eric is a graduate of Lufkin High School. Both Christine and Eric graduated from Texas A&M University. An August wedding is planned at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church.

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Music in the Plaza Come to Sugar Land Town Center 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes to the Plaza for an evening of live music! Free Masters Swimming Clinic This free clinic will be held Sat. June 29, 7-8:30am, First Colony Aquatic Center, 4350 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land. All swimmers 18+years, all levels welcome, must be able to swim 1 length of pool. No competitive experience required.Learn the ins and outs and ask questions. Register to attend at www.eventbrite.com. Fulshear Freedom Fest The Fulshear Fest, honoring our military kids will be held Saturday 29, starting with a parade at 5:30 p.m., FM 359 & Fifth St..Entertainment

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July 4 Rosenberg celebration The city of Rosenberg will host this Independence Day celebration July 4, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 SH 36 South. Fireworks, children’s activities, live music by Level One Band, horse-drawn wagon rides, concessions. For more info visit www. CityofRosenberg.com/Family4th.

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Giving Spirits Concert Series Event will be held at Sugar Land Town Square, in the Plaza, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy live music in the Plaza with the Kelly Dean Band and learn more about Eye Care for Kids Foundation, a greater Houston area nonprofit organization.

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Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com. Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, from 9-11 a.m. July 5, 12, 19. 26 . Join us each Friday morning for Fitness in the Plaza featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10-11 a.m. Beat the heat at Gattitown Beat the heat at Gattitown with indoor Laser Tag, Go Karts and much more. Plus enjoy Gatti’s signature pizza buffet for just $3.99 (plus $1.89 bottomless drinks), Monday – Thursday all summer long.Great for groups & birthdays. Recovers is Posible Bring Everyone in the Zone peer group are offered the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., United Way Bldg., 10435 Greenbough Dr. Stafford. For more info 409-550-0538 or www. recovery-is-possible.com. Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@ reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005.

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UPCOMING

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

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


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SPECIAL FEATURES AUGUST 2013 FORT BEND / KATY BUSINESS JOURNAL

Girl Scouts triumphed with Carnival The Ambassador Girl Scouts from Troop 721 (Rainbow Stars Service Unit) were one of the first passengers on the Carnival Triumph when it left the Port of Galveston on June 13. As you can imagine, they really enjoyed the $115-million dollars in

recent upgrades to the ship. In Girl Scouting, travel is about fun, exploration and learning. All of this occurred on the Triumph as the girls celebrated the accomplishments in Girl Scouting such as their Gold Awards. These Girl Scouts

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developed leadership skills and learned about other places and cultures on their recent cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. While in Cozumel, the girls got to experience the Mayan Ruins and the Mayan way of life and of course, the beautiful beaches. The cruise provided an opportunity for the girls to make new friends, to try new dining experiences, and to learn a whole new way to travel. The cruise

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also provided a sense of independence for the girls. The combination of time together with the adults and on their own was easily accomplished on the cruise ship since it had plenty of space to wander and lots to do but also had very clear and reliable boundaries. This trip resulted in the girls learning about each other and how to work and have fun together, even when you are making towel animals.

General membership and coffee social held

Shown are the members of Girl Scout Troop 721 at the Mayan Ruins: Prerana Jasti, Poonam Vaidya, Courtney Kohanski, Ellyn Sinicropi, Bina Patel, Sarah Munson, Krisha Desai, Megan Whitworth, and Sonia Uthuph.

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Rev up your engines at “Tune up for Life” June 29 Ladies and gentlemen, rev up your engines and prepare for a morning of classics – from cars to music and men. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the Sugar Land Skeeters are hosting “Tune Up for Life,” a men’s health expo on Saturday, June 29, at Constellation Field, Sugar Land. Come enjoy 50s and 60s music while viewing classic cars and the newest vehicles from Classic Chevrolet. Men will have the opportunity to tune up their bodies with free health checks that parallel their car care regiment. As part of the event, they can participate in a scheduled maintenance check that includes glucose screenings, joint screenings, heart checks and more.

Be sure to pull into these stations during “Tune Up for Life”: • Check Oil for a free blood pressure screening • Chassis Check for an inspection of joints, knees and back • Gas Emissions Check to pick up a free colorectal screening kit to test for colorectal cancer at home. This fun expo addresses the silent crisis in the health and well-being of men by increasing their knowledge about men’s health issues. It also provides a convenient opportunity for men to participate in health screenings that are proven to save lives. “Tune Up for Life” is free, but registration is required to make sure enough fuel and supplies are on hand. To register, please call 713.222.CARE (2273).

Fort Bend Friends & Neighbor's June general membership and coffee social was held at the home of Patty Ranson. The coffee's are held for members and guests. Fort Bend Friends & Neighbors welcomes all residents of Fort Bend Co. If you are interested, contact vpcoffees/@fbfn.org. Shown are top row left to right: Melanie Hartshorn, Jean Ann Brooks, Jo Ann Gunther, and front row left to right: Patty Ranson, Evelyn Traylor, Harriet Mills and Stephaine Goldstein.

Daryle Ryan wins medals at Texas Police Games Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Fleet Manager and former San Antonio police officer Daryle Ryan won several medals in the Texas Police Games earlier this month in Nassau Bay. Ryan won 8 medals total in Track & Field. He won a bronze medal for the 400-meter dash, six silver medals for 5K run, 10K run, high jump, 800-meter run, the 200-meter run and the 1,500-meter run and he won a gold medal for the long jump.

Find new roads today at Classic Chevrolet in the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado! June is National Men’s Health Month and Classic Chevrolet, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the Sugar Land Skeeters are teaming up to present the third annual Tune Up for Life, a men’s health event. Come enjoy rock ‘n’ roll music while viewing classic cars and tune up your body with FREE health screenings!

Tune Up For Life Saturday, June 29 • 9AM to Noon Men’s Health Expo Constellation Field Over 20 screenings, including blood pressure, bone density, orthopedic, glucose, dental and more! If you complete a screening scorecard, you will receive a general admission ticket to attend a Skeeters game at Constellation Field. Tickets available for the first 500! Event is free but registration is required by calling 713-222-CARE (2273)

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