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iAchieve program moving forward bond referendum to purchase technology equipment including The first phase of Fort Bend iPads and iCartes was the first ISD's iAchieve program, also of two iAchieve agenda items known as the iPad program, is set discussed. Bailey and Rosenthal to roll out in September, despite argued that the almost $300 a push by two of the school million bond referendum board's newest members to scrap stipulated that the bulk of the the program altogether. Dave money was to be used for long Rosenthal and Jenny Bailey, who term projects like land purchases, beat incumbents Cynthia Lenton- new construction and school Gary and Marilyn Glover in May repairs. Technology spending and ran their campaigns largely was earmarked for $19.5 million. on opposition to the iAchieve They took issue with the BOT program, cast dissenting votes on decision in February 2012 to an issue related to funding of the use remaining bond money and program at the June 11 meeting. interest to fund the iAchieve That issue, whether to use program when district projections $10 million dollars in remaining indicate the need for investment funds and interest from the 2003 in infrastructure.

"We've heard the projections calling for explosive growth, especially in Sienna and Riverstone," Rosenthal said. "At some point there are going to have to be schools built and when people remember that we used bond money for iPads they're not going to approve a new bond measure." Bailey argued that with economic uncertainty and the unlikelihood of a new bond measure being approved by voters, the remaining bond funds should be kept in reserve, not spent on "items with a short life span like iPads." BOT member, Bruce Albright, expressed his concerns that abandoning the iAchieve program now would not be fiscally responsible. The district has already purchased 6,500 iPads, 73 teachers and writers are working on curriculum items, proffered by County Judge and extensive preparations By LeaAnne Klentzman Bob Herbert, is the enactment of are underway to implement Protecting the taxpayer’s Texas Government Code 130.908 iAchieve's first phase, also money is the job of which is the Court’s approval of called Wave 1, at 14 schools Commissioner’s Court, and this Spending by Certain County and in September. In addition, week they appear to have stepped Precinct Officers once they have some federal funds received up to the plate. That being said, spent over the prescribed amount. by the district may have to be it will take close monitoring to That prescribed amount will be refunded should the program make sure they really do hold identified during Commissioner’s be dismantled, according to the Lame Ducks accountable. Court and is expected to be administration. In 1991 the Texas Legislature $5,000 cumulative. The motion to cease funding created what is commonly The item summary on the for the project failed as five known as the Lame Duck Court’s agenda identifies it as, trustees voted against the Expenditures statute; it has been “Take all appropriate action to set motion. Only Rosenthal and modified several times, the last the amount for any expenditures Bailey voted in favor. The in 2003. What it does is protect made without advance approval two trustees withdrew another the taxpayers from Lame Duck of Commissioners Court by motion to temporarily suspend politicians being able to throw incumbent county or precinct the iAchieve initiative after away their agency assets after officers who are not renominated the board agreed to present a losing and election. or reelected to the county or report on the implementation Hence, as one of this week’s of Wave 1, before proceeding KEEPING, continued on page 7 Commissioner’s Court agenda with Wave 2. By Betsy Dolan

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Have you heard the newzzzz?!  The bees are buzzing around Fort Bend County as the Literacy Council’s 3rd Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee is quickly approaching!  The Grown-Up Spelling Bee is a corporatestyle luncheon that will take place on Friday, August 24, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the University of Houston-Sugar Land. Don’t “Bee” a “Humble Bee;” “Bee” a “Bumble Bee” and grab two of your co-workers, friends or family members to join the fun as participants in our Bee. Kevin Gardner and Crissy Nolen are the King and Queen Bees, or Co-Chairs, of the 3rd Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee. For more information, please visit our website, grownupbee.com or contact the Literacy Council at 281.240.8181.  We hope to see you at the Bee on Friday, August 24, 2012!

State and local candidates in upcoming runoffs next month Runoff Election in Fort Bend County set for July 31st. Not all In a little over a month, the the races to take place November candidates from the May 29th 2012 will appear on next month’s primary election for both the ballot, but only those where there Republican and Democratic was no clear majority win, which parties that did not garner a is why the runoff is necessary. majority vote margin will be back Be prepared to see several state on a ballot. This is for the Primary offices listed on those runoffs. For By Elsa Maxey

Stafford council hears Main Event Entertainment plans By Karen Daniels

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Entertainment were there to request a Special Use Permit for their amusement arcade which will be built within these two spaces. Inside the 55,000 square foot area will be state-of-theart open bowling lanes, laser tag, 115 arcade games, billiard

the Republicans, these include the race for U.S. Senator between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz to determine the candidate that will run against the one winning the runoff Democratic Primary. For the Dems, it could be either Paul Sadler or Grady Yarborough, both running against each other in that primary runoff next month. Other runoff races on the Republican ticket include two for Railroad Commissioner, a race for Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, Place 4, and then

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Missouri City and Stafford work together to build new animal shelter Bailee Coward It is that time of year again! Hope for Three is now accepting photos for the 2013 calendar “The Many Faces of Autism.” The Calendar, which is in its second year, will feature an extraordinary compilation of unique children on the autism spectrum. One hundred percent of the funds generated from the sale of this calendar will benefit

families in need of assistance to obtain treatment and services they might not otherwise afford. Hope for Three is a local non-profit that began its journey in 2011. Its mission is to raise community awareness and provide assistance to families with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and the many challenges of the

disorder. Pictured is four year old Bailee Coward of Sugar Land who reigns as the 2012 inaugural cover calendar winner. For information on how you can submit your friend or family member striking a pose for autism, visit http:// hopeforthree.org/many-faces-ofautism-photo-calendar-contest/ or call 1-800-317-0787.

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After a few stops and starts, construction is set to begin in July for a new animal shelter that will serve both Missouri City and Stafford. The 2,660 square foot, fully enclosed and climate controlled facility will cost almost $700,000 and will be located off of Scanlin Road in the Missouri City Hall Complex. The new shelter is one of the Capital

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Improvement Projects approved June 18 as part of Missouri City's Fiscal Year 2013 budget. "The new shelter is being built to meet the growing intake population of dogs and cats for both Missouri City and Stafford," said Sharon Valiante, Assistant Director of Public Works for Missouri City. "We hope the new animal shelter will create an ANIMAL, continued on page 7

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June 30 set for Texana’s “Operation Thank You” Operation Thank You is a free Informational Fair and BBQ Bash for all individuals serving in the military (active and veterans) and their immediate family members. It is a day to say “thank you” for your service to our country. This fun family event will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Fort Bend County Fair Grounds, Bldg C. In addition to a free BBQ meal provided by the cook team STEEL COOKIN’, there will be fun activities for the kids like an air-conditioned truck full of video games, music, door prizes, and booths providing information about resources available to members of the military. Please RSVP online at www. texanacenter.com or by calling 281-239-1427. Please bring proof of military service to the event and your appetite!

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Local Politics Part 1 I’ve been on vacation (since the O.J. trial) and haven’t written about the local primary results definitively. I’ll start correcting that today. Don’t know if you are interested, but it helps me get my mind around some of this stuff. District 26, first round A review of the primary results, mostly Republican, shows some surprises. I was surprised that Rick Miller got so many votes for State Rep. Dist. 26 compared to Jacquie Chaumette. It was not enough to avoid a run-off election on July 31. I had no idea Miller could poll 2,000 more votes that Chaumette.  He had first ticked off the supporters of Gary Gillen, who was the former county chair, started a cabal against Linda Howell who was running for county chair. After his election, within two years he abruptly resigned as head of the county Republican party, and named as his successor Sharon Roberts, then he had immediately started trying to undercut Roberts to the point she resigned.  I have to interject here about

Rick Miller and his crew first wanting to get rid of Eric Thode, then Gary Gillen. They were accused of mishandling money (well, Thode was) and not accounting for the Lincoln Reagan Dinner or newsletter money. Since the exit of Thode and Gillen, neither the newsletter nor the Dinner have made a dime to speak of. Roberts was never able to pin down Treasurer Frank Hester about the amount of money in the bank. Hester just usually didn’t show up for meetings. They mouthed about transparency then never followed up. I’ve heard the party never made any money while Miller was head and is now broke! Miller was apparently behind the hate mail that went out about Farah Ahmed during the last Sugar Land City Council election, which accused her of being a Muslin (she isn’t but so what if she were?).  He’s mouthed around the county about running against Pete Olson in two years. So you would think that at least the friends of Gillen, Howell,  Ahmed, Roberts and Olson would have voted for

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someone other than Miller.  With such a vote deficit coming off the primary, I’m worried that Chaumette will have a hard time making them up.  Sonal Bhuchard has refused to endorse either candidate in the run-off which is disappointing as so many people have supported her (including me) before in school district elections. Her sitting on her hands in this election shows a lack of commitment to the Republican part, her sex, and her race. People will remember this in coming years if she tries to run again which I’ve heard is clearly her intent. She should be ashamed in not endorsing Jacquie.  This District 26 race will have an effect on races in other years as people learn the influence large law firms and developers are exerting in Fort Bend  politics. I’ll tell you all about it, starting next week. District 85, a new face The next race to surprise me was for State Rep. in the new Dist. 85. A man out of Wharton County won that as the district covers a large portion of that county, in addition to Fort Bend. The man’s name is Phil Stephenson. Never heard of him but then I don’t spend much time in Wharton. He was running against Lee Duggan, the son of the former mayor and himself an officeholder when he was president of the board of the CAD, a job that might have lost him votes during this election. Duggan beat Stephenson in Fort Bend County but not enough to overcome Stephenson’s lead in Wharton County. In any event the vote was close as  Duggan ended up with a vote total of 5,208 to Stephenson’s winning vote total of 5,944. Now don’t quote me on those votes as that Dist. 85 covers three counties and I couldn’t remember the other one so I can  go there and count votes. As it was, I had to chase down the Wharton County votes.  Oh Snap! Fort Bend Elections Office said the vote in Jackson County (the third county covered by District 85) was Duggan 421,  Stephenson, 616 . Now let’s see if any of that adds up. I found a web site for Stephenson where he said he was an accountant with offices in Greatwood and Rosenberg and had been county chairman for five years. I don’t know how I missed that as I have known the county chairman going back to Jean Blissard.  It also showed a wife (I guess) and six kids in the picture. I

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wish when political candidates had a tab on their web site that said: “About me,” it would be about them and would clearly identify the people in the pictures it shows. Those kids could have been grandchildren, for all we know.  K.P. George, in the doghouse Then a Democratic surprise. Keisha Rogers, the Lyndon LaRouche candidate who wants to impeach Obama, won the primary to run against Pete Olson. I mean, can the Democrats make it any easier for Pete?  K.P. George, the local Democratic candidate, won in Fort Bend County, but lost in the rest of the district in Houston and Clear Lake. Now all the Democrats are mad at K.P. because they accuse him of not working hard enough.  No runoff! No runoff! Which brings us to the biggest surprise in the world! Troy Nehls didn’t just beat and brutalize Craig Brady who had “invested” more than one half million dollars in his campaign, he mopped the floor with Brady. If you remember the two protagonists were long-time chief deputy Craig Brady and long-time Pct. 4 Constable Troy Nehls. Nehls won with over 54.8 percent, quite a feat with four candidates in the race. Although Nehls worked hard every day after he could legally declare late last year, Brady had a head start and had been working since the old sheriff, Milton Wright, announced on the first week of his new term, almost four years ago, that he would not be seeking office and that Craig Brady would. The race was Brady’s to lose. And he certainly had plenty of money--over half a million dollars. Of course, there are those of us who had never seen money like that in a local campaign and had our questions about where it came from.  Me, I looked it up on his campaign finance reports and I have to say, I still have my questions. Interestingly, one of Brady’s early supporters pulled up stakes and left town in the middle of the night shortly before the election. In any event it didn’t help matters that Brady could never keep a regular campaign staff. With that kind of money, you would think he could. In an attempt to stifle the press and intimidate other media, he even had his son sue the largest newspaper in Fort Bend County. However, it was published by an old broad (me!) who wasn’t easily scared. I just kept on publishing the facts. And although they won the suit, I won the war. It is being appealed. On every turn, Brady made mistakes. He bullied his employees, who probably did him more harm than anything in the end. He divorced his wife of over 30 years and married some young jailer who got pregnant and had his baby although they were married by then.  A bunch of crony promotions that took place right before the installation of civil service for the sheriff’s department really angered the rest of the employees. His “Team Brady” was too aggressive at political events and their use of the social media offended and

angered people.  It got nasty.  Brady’s action of wearing a “Team Brady” shirt into a polling place and when told he would have to remove it, he yanked it off right in front of everybody, turned it wrong side out and put it back on. Some of those little Czech women standing around or working the polls didn’t appreciate that. He did it twice. It resonated all over the county and one person told me that at least three people at the courthouse stopped and asked him if it truly happened. 

And lastly, Fort Bend is still divided by the Brazos River. Brady, who lives on the west side simply never tried to connect to all the Republicans who live  on the east side. Many of them go to Sugar Creek Baptist Church. They weren’t putting up with all of that. B.K. Carter is the owner/publisher of the Fort Bend/Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar.com. Follow Bev on Twitter. Search for BevsBurner.

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Fort Bend Community Calendar Be sure to thank these businesses for sponsoring these community, club and charity weekly happenings EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO MAKE SURE EVERY NON-PROFIT EVENT GETS PUBLISHED THE WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT Email to: starnews@fortbendstar.com or mail: Fort Bend Star • 4655 Techniplex Dr., Stafford, Texas 77477

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. Fax us: 281690-4250; e-mail: StarNews@FortBendStar. com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477. JUNE 28 Learn origami basics at library Learn the basics of making origami figures at a special workshop at Mamie George Branch Library on Thursday, June 28, 4:00 pm, 320 Dulles Avenue, Stafford. Heather Beaber will provide a brief history of origami, including its original uses. Participants will make a few pieces. Materials and library books with additional origami patterns and shapes will be available. Free and open to the public. For more information call 281-238-2880 or 281341-2677. JUNE 29 Dancing Under The Stars Come to Sugar Land Town Square Friday, June 29, 7:30-9 p.m. for an evening of Dancing Under The Stars! Professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be in the Plaza offering free dance instruction.

JUNE 30 Music in the Plaza Sugar Land Town Square, Saturday, June 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m., for a fun evening of Music in the Plaza with live music performed by a local band! Sushi demonstration Sienna Branch Library will present a sushimaking demonstration Saturday, June 30, 2:00 pm, Large Meeting Room, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677. Honoring “First Responders” Asian American Baptist Church salutes and honors “First Responders” of Greater Houston for their annual 4th of July Celebration, Sat., June 30, 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Events include Health and Safety Awareness Fair, Worship Service and BBQ dinner. AABC is located on 2723 Kingsbrook Lane, Missouri City. For more info 281-208-4800, aabchouston.org. JULY 1 4th Annual Firecracker Fair Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) of Christ United Methodist Church, 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, will hold this event Sunday, July 1, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The 4th Annual Firecracker Fair is a craft fair and silent auction. This event is in an air conditioned environment, all while their children play! There will be a bouncy castle and face painter also. For more information, email: mops.cumc.sugarland@gmail.com. JULY 2 MS Word class in Hindi University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, UH Campus, will present a free, intro computer class, “Microsoft Word Survival Basics for Hindi-Speaking Adults,” on Monday, July 2, 12:30 pm, Computer Lab. This class presents a basic intro to using this word-processing computer program, conducted in Hindi. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations required. To register call the library at 281-633-5100, or visit the library.

JULY 3 MS Word in Spanish Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd, will present a free, introductory computer class, “Microsoft Word Survival Basics for Spanish-Speaking Adults,” Tuesday, July 3, 10:00 am, Computer Lab. Classes free & open to public, reservations required. Call 281-238-2952, or visit the library. JULY 4 County libraries close for July 4 All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Regular library hours will resume on Thursday, July 5. For additional information, contact the Public Information Office at 281341-2677. ONGOING Are You Ready For Some Football? The First Colony Patriots Youth Football are now registering kids for the 2012 football and cheerleading season.They are based at Clements High School and have openings on all teams (flag, tackle and cheer) for kids between ages 5 and 12. Call (281) 660-4380 for more information or visit website www.firstcolonypatriots.org. Sugar Land Rotary Become a Rotarian!  Sugar Land Rotary meets every Wednesday @ 12:00 noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Contact Bill Griffin 832-724-3323, bill_ griffin@bmc.com. BNI lunch chapter meets weekly A Business Network International (BNI) lunch time chapter has formed in the Sugar Land area. Meetings are each Thursday from 11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m., Lasagna House, Sugar Land Town Center. Cost $15. For more information, contact Scott Bernstein at 713-787-9500. Mommy and Me at Vineyards church Artisan & Antique Market! Second Saturday of every month through July, 2012 – 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This event is being held in conjunction with Richmond’s upcoming Farmer’s Market. For more information contact Rebecca Maitland at 832.752.9645 or ladymaitland@msn.com also visit the website, www. historicrichmond.org

Telfair Toastmasters Club relocates The Telfair Toastmasters Club announces new meeting location at the Fort Bend University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd. behind the U of H Sugar Land Branch, just off Highway 59. Telfair Toastmasters meets every Monday night from 7:15 to about 8:15 PM. Membership is open to all area residents. Urban Harvest Farmers Market Sugar Land Town Square Thursdays, from 4-7 p.m. June 7, 14, 21, 28. Vendors will have a variety of fresh and local produce and other items available for purchase. The market runs weekly. Fitness in the Plaza Sugar Land Town Square, Fridays, from 9-11 a.m., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, each Friday morning for Fitness in the Plaza featuring FREE Boot Camp from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10 -11 a.m. 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 281575-1145 or mike@reichekfinancial.com.

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District 18 delegates. He is precinct chair of 4135 representing Telfair Subdivision. In addition to Deron and Ben of Sugar Land nine more Fort Bend County residents were elected to represent the state of Texas at the Democratic

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Sugar Land Superstar competition set for July The second round of Sugar Land Superstar – Sugar Land’s American Idol-like competition – will take place on Saturday, July 7 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Plaza of Sugar Land Town Square. A previously selected group of talented singers ages 14+ will perform live in the Plaza, and ultimately five will be named finalists by a group of local, celebrity judges. The five finalists from round two of the competition, along

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environment where the public will feel comfortable when visiting and promote a positive image that encourages increased pet adoptions." Built in the early 1980's, the current shelter has the reputation among Missouri City and Stafford residents as not being very "pet or people friendly", according to Valiante. The new shelter will increase the number of dogs and cats the shelter can house every year, 900 and 300 respectively, as well as provide space for a quarantine area, adoptions, a lab, and a fenced-in outdoor space. "Right now we are routinely

exceeding capacity which is 16 animals," Valiante said. "But we often house 30 animals at any given time and that makes it difficult to push adoptions and find owners in a timely manner." In addition, kennels in the existing shelter are designed for outdoor use and even though they have been rigged with a heating unit, ceiling fans and a mister system, Valiante said the new climate controlled shelter with additional indoor air quality and noise reduction systems will be much better for the animals. Since 1987, Stafford has had an interlocal agreement with Missouri City to use 25% of the facility. The City of Stafford will contribute $166,790 of the

total cost of the new shelter leaving $524,821 to be funded by Missouri City's Capital Improvement Program. As part of the interlocal agreement, Stafford pays a monthly fee, currently $1,625/month, which goes toward the maintenance of the building and the care of the animals that Stafford impounds. According to Valiante, that monthly operating and facility usage fee will be recalculated after the facility is built and in operation. In early 2011, discussions between Missouri City and Stafford broke down over terms in the design of the new animal shelter. With the city council's approval, Missouri City decided

to move forward on the project without the City of Stafford and a design contract for $57,000 was approved. When the design was at 90%, the City of Stafford decided it did want to partner with Missouri City and an agreement between the two cities was reached in December of 2011 and Stafford paid the $11,000 cost of modifying the shelter design. The new shelter will have the same staffing levels as the current shelter which includes on supervisor, two animal control officers from Missouri City, and one from Stafford. Construction on the new shelter is expected to be finished in December.

Keeping tabs on lame duck’s expenditures cumulative amount until the new elected official takes office in January of 2013. precinct office, pursuant to This statute does not apply to Section 130.908 of the Texas routine line item spending for Local Government Code.” Lame Duck Expenditures utilities, payroll and functions statute applies in this instance that keep the office running. because Sheriff Milton Wright Interestingly, it also applies to did not seek re-election and his the asset forfeiture funds that chief deputy lost after a hotly have in the past used rather contested primary race and loosely over at the Sheriff’s also to Precinct 4 Constable Office. Troy Nehls, who did not seek When contacted about this re-election for Constable but issue, Constable Nehls’ chief sought and won the Republican deputy said they were glad primary race for Sheriff. to see the Commissioner’s With the Lame Duck statute watching out for the county’s assets. The Sheriff could not be in affect, neither office will be allowed to spend over that reached for comment. KEEPING, continued from page 1

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tables, a gravity ropes course, two restaurants, party rooms, meeting rooms, and a full service bar. This family attraction can be used for birthday parties, corporate team-building events, lock-ins, summer camps, banquet space, or just a night out with family and friends. Established in 1998, Main Event has 10 other locations in Texas, the closest one is in Webster. And while they have not announced an opening date, the first quarter of 2013 will most likely be the target

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ymphedema can occur immediately postoperatively, within a few months, a couple of years, or 20 years or more after cancer therapy. With proper education and care, lymphedema can be avoided or, if it develops, kept well under control. The following instructions should be reviewed carefully preoperatively and discussed with your physician or therapist. Anyone who has had either a simple mastectomy, lumpectomy or modified radical mastectomy in combination with axillary node dissection and often, radiation therapy. 1) DO NOT IGNORE any slight increase of swelling in the arm, hand, fingers, neck or chest wall - consult your doctor or HOPE immediately 2) NEVER allow an injection, IV or a blood drawing in the affected arms(s). Wear a Lymphedema Alert bracelet (call HOPE for more info) 3) Have blood pressure checked on the unaffected arm, or on the thigh if bilateral . 4) Keep your arm(s) spotlessly clean. Use lotion after bathing. Be gentle when drying. Make sure it’s dry in the creases and between fingers. 5) Avoid vigorous, repetitive movements against resistance with the affected arm (scrubbing, pushing or pulling). 6) Avoid heavy lifting with the affected arm. Never carry heavy handbags or bags with over-the-shoulder straps. 7) DO NOT wear tight jewelry or elastic bands around the affected fingers or arm(s). 8) AVOID any type of trauma-bruising, cuts, sunburn or other burns, sports injuries, insect bites, cat scratches. 9) AVOID extreme temperature changes when bathing, washing dishes - beware of saunas or hot tubs. Keep the arm protected from the sun. Avoid temperature above 102 Fahrenheit 10) Wear gloves while doing housework, gardening, or any type of work that could result in an injury - even a minor one. 11) AVOID cutting your cuticles when manicuring your nails. (risk of infection) 12) EXERCISE is important. Do not over tire an arm at risk; if it starts to ache, lie down and elevate it. Walking, swimming, light aerobics, bike riding and specially designed ballet or yoga is recommended. Be careful lifting weights if your not use to it. Work your way up slowly. 13) If traveling by an airplane, lymphedema or at risk patients should wear a compression sleeve. Additional bandages may be required on a long flight. Increase fluid intake while in the air. Stay well hydrated. 14) Patients with large breasts should wear light breast prostheses (heavy prostheses may put too much pressure on the lymph nodes above the collar bone), Soft padded shoulder straps may have to be worn. Wear a well-fitted bra - not too tight, ideally with no under wire. 15) Use care when shaving armpits with razors to avoid nicks and skin irritation. 16) Patients with Lymphedema should wear a well-fitted compression sleeve during all waking hours. See your therapist every 4-6 months for follow-up. 17) WARNING - If you notice a rash, itching, redness, pain, increase of temperature or fever, see your doctor immediately. 18) MAINTAIN your ideal weight with a well-balanced, low sodium, high fiber diet. Stay away from processed foods, anything in a box, bag or can usually contain preservatives and is high in calories and salt. Eat raw foods such as fruits and vegetables as much as possible. Salads are your friend, easy on the dressings though. The information listed above is based on clinical experience. It is my intention to educate you and keep you from getting lymphedema. Please do not stop doing what you love to do. You may need to just do things a little differently. Perhaps just doing certain things slower or it could be as easy as wearing protective gloves while gardening. So often I hear “I WISH I KNEW THAT” I would have done it differently or not at all. HOPE is here to help. Please call or visit our web site for more information at www. hopelymphedema.com

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where it was explained that the front door would always be manned, security and offduty police officers would be hired, and kids and parents would wear wrist bands. The Fountains shopping center has seen its fair share of comings and goings of retailers. At this time the complex is approximately 75% full, largely in part to their visibility and close proximately to the Southwest Freeway. When the economy

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turned and Borders Books shut down, the Guitar Center opened it their place (though not utilizing the entire square footage). When Barry's Pizza closed, Brewski's opened in their place. All four restaurants on the water are the same as when they opened, proving that the Fountains is a great place for businesses. Mayor Scarcella commended Main Event on their location choice of Stafford and wished them much success.

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Longtime former resident of Tallahassee, Frances Brooks Hudson passed away Saturday, June 16, in Missouri City, Texas, a suburb of Houston, at the age of 90. Hudson was born in Tallahassee and lived there until 1972. She married Stanley J. Hudson, now deceased, and had lived since 1975 in Missouri City. A smart, funny, energetic and popular resident of Tallahassee, Hudson was a challenge the current office 1943 graduate of the Florida State College for Women. holder and Democrat. He’s the She grew up with her parents, incumbent, Fort Bend County Commissioner Richard Morrison. Thomas J. Brooks, Sr., and Lelia For a sample ballot of the Perkins Brooks, in the family upcoming runoff election, voters home on East Sixth Avenue are advised to visit the Fort Bend where they lived for decades County Elections Office website. while he served as Assistant Early voting begins July 23 and Commissioner of Agriculture will run through July 27, from for the state of Florida. She was 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 12 locations, a longtime real estate broker in said Robin Heiman, Assistant Texas and was a talented artist Elections Administrator. For a and a wonderful poet. Her complete list of the locations, brothers, Dr. Thomas J. Brooks, visit the county's website or Jr., and Willard Banks Brooks preceded her in death. view Heiman's presentation Hudson was a member of before the Fort Bend County the Trinity United Methodist Commissioners Court on the Star's online publication… Church in Tallahassee and the fortbendstar.com.

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there’s the contested District 26 State Representative runoff between Jacquie Chaumette and Rick Miller. Either Chaumette or Miller will run against Vy Nguyen, who won the Dem’s primary race last month for that office. A Fort Bend County specific runoff race will have Republicans Tom Atchison running against Bruce Fleming for County Commissioner, Precinct 1. The winner of that runoff race will

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Now, ya gotta wonder are they out there work’n on the city’s budget shortfalls or are they try’n to save your stink’ life? Either way, these traffic aficionados are out there … work’n in cars that you will not see until they SEE you! So, now that you know save your story for the judge! Click it or Ticket everybody, the cops are sick of scrape’n folks off the pavement because they won’t wear their seatbelt – the life they are trying to save is yours. You have been warned. Although Click it or Ticket! officially ended June 3 - don’t think they’re not looking at ya!

Buzzz… mosquito control By Elsa Maxey On the top of priorities for cities in this area, mosquito control is becoming more the talk of the town these days given the recent rains. In addition to the municipalities’ larvacide and spraying programs, advice to residents for their on role on the matter includes: Emptying water from flowerpot saucers, tires, birdbaths, plastic swimming pools; Cleaning gutters of debris and standing water; Repairing leaky plumbing and outside faucets; Stocking ornamental ponds with mosquito eating fish; and Draining water from tree holes. Residents are reminded that all mosquitoes must have water to develop and they prefer slow-moving or stagnant water for laying their eggs. Here’s a little known fact: one tablespoon of water will breed over 200 mosquitoes! In Sugar Land, the city uses both larvacide and spraying for what is termed the most efficient mosquito control. The city reports that the larvacide application kills the mosquito larvae. The applications begin in the spring and run into the fall. Sugar Land targets two areas -north of U.S. 90A, where larvacide is placed in open ditches and south of U.S. 90A in areas around levees. The application of EPA-approved aerosol is effective for approximately 30 minutes, according to city information, and for a distance of up to 300 feet from the street, depending upon weather conditions. Vehiclemounted units spray the street rightsof-way throughout the entire city to help reduce the adult mosquito population.

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First United Methodist Church of Missouri City. She was previously a member of the Quail Valley Country Club, where she enjoyed golf and tennis.   She is survived by a daughter, Shelly Hudson, of Houston; and a son, Stanley J. Hudson, Jr., and grandchild, Brooks T. Hudson, who both reside in France. Also among the survivors, she leaves a sister in law, Mary Pollard Brooks; two nephews, Thomas J. Brooks III and Michael P. Brooks; and a niece, Melinda Anne Brooks Kent, all of Mississippi; and a niece, Mary Browning Brooks Edmonds, of Tallahassee, Fl.; along with numerous great nieces and nephews A service was held Friday, June 22, at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee, Florida. The family requests donations be sent to Fort Bend County Seniors Meals on Wheels in lieu of flowers. That organization can be reached by calling 281-633-7051.Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee handed the arrangements. www. bevisfh.com (850) 385-2193

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HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am - 6:00pm Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA "A Place To Call Home" - www.hbctx.org METHODIST CHURCH

2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org LUTHERAN CHURCH

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CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479

3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am the hub - 11:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am www.cumcsl.org

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502

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

3900 Lexington Blvd., Missori City, TX 77459 Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am Open Skies Worship: 8:30am • www.fumcmc.org

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SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Worship Service: 10:00am No Sunday School www.southminpres.org

BRIGHTON CHURCH • 281-988-7755 11925 SW Frwy 59 • Stafford (Between W. Airport and Murphy Rd.) Sunday Worship: 10:30am www.brightonhouston.org • Refreshing & Relevant

FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am www.facebook.com/freedomchurchintl Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger

Scripture of the week

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” James 1:12

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REDUCED 931 OPAL CHASE DR. Canyon Lakes at the Brazos 3+/2/2: Brick home, Plantation shutters, gourmet kitchen w/ granite, private backyard w/ patio Nell Osborn $190,000

REDUCED 1523 RAVENEL LN. Telfair 4/2/2: Gourmet island kitchen, hardwoods, plantation shutters, slate patio, pool Sharon Kaye $389,000

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SUGAR LAND – This former model home has everything a family could want. Beautiful wood flooring in formals and den. Gourmet island kitchen. Master suite down and 4 spacious bedrooms up. Plus huge gameroom. Custom heated pool/spa and flagstone decking! No back neighbors! MLS# 78636943 $315,000. (13919BV)

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PHEASANT CREEK – Home is ready for new family or investor! Great 3-bdrm, 2-bath home w/split floor plan. Recent carpet in secondary bdrms. Laminate wood flrs & tile in most other areas, open living area great for entertaining! Neighborhood offers wonderful park, tennis courts & swimming pool. Walking distance to middle & high schools. A Must See! $115,000 Beth Murany 713-569-5812 (17035BM)

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Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors, joins the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Network Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced today that Gary Greene, REALTORS®, the residential real estate sales leader in Houston, Texas, has joined its growing franchise network. Owned by Mark Woodroof and Marilyn Eiland, the former Prudential Real Estate Services affiliate will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene. Through the years, the brokerage has grown to encompass 20 offices and more than 850 agents, all serving the Houston market. In May 2012, REAL Trends magazine ranked the company among the top 60 residential real estate brokerages in the United States in both sales volume ($1.58 billion) and transaction sides (6,509) for 2011. “Today marks a significant

milestone for our brand as we welcome these influential real estate leaders to the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, whose parent company is Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services. “Mark and Marilyn have grown an impressive brokerage based on trust, integrity and a superior reputation. Our shared vision and values make this a strong partnership that I’m confident will continue to flourish as both the brokerage and the brand continue to expand.” “Bringing our company into the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network was a strategic decision for us,” said Woodroof. “The brand will best support us in providing

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unparalleled consumer real estate experiences and company growth opportunities in the Greater Houston area.” Since 2007, the company has listed more homes, sold more listings and closed more transactions than any other brokerage in the Houston area, according to MLS company ranking data. In 2011, the Houston Business Journal named the brokerage as the area’s No. 1 real estate brokerage. “Our decision to join the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network provides a positive change that enables our agents to take advantage of a dynamic brand,” said Eiland. “Our agents are excited to utilize the brand’s innovative technology and resources to target new customers and offer additional value to our clients.” In conjunction with

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this announcement, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene is now an associate member of the Cartus Broker Network. A Realogy subsidiary, Cartus is the premier provider of global employee relocation solutions serving the corporate, government and affinity markets. Founded in 1963, Gary Greene, REALTORS® will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. The company actively supports Sunshine Kids™, raising more than $3 million dollars for the nonprofit organization dedicated to providing activities, trips, and events for young cancer patients. For more information regarding Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, visit www. GaryGreene.com, which will be rebranded on June 27.

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Beautiful home on over 1/2 acre, 3 car garage, salt water pool with waterfall, slide, and spa! Vacation in your own backyard! Gorgeous interior with hardwood floors, two story living area, large island kitchen with silestone countertops, stainless appliances, granite in master bath, iron balisters on staircase, and the list goes on! Golf course community with manned security gate! Low taxes! $389,900 (32619WH)

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HAR Board of Directors Election July 12 - August 6 The candidates below have filed to run for the 2013 HAR Board of Directors election. The election will again be conducted and tabulated by BigPulse, which is a leading independent online voting service. Voting begins on Thursday, July 12, 2012, and will end at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012. Any member in good standing whose dues have been paid as of July 1, 2012 may vote in the election. In order to facilitate and increase the security of the voting process, on or about July 12th each member will receive an e-mail with a unique hyperlink which will be used to cast your vote. Reminder e-mails will be sent periodically during the election period to members who have not yet voted. Please review each candidate below as you consider your selection. Your participation in the election for the 2013 Board of Directors is extremely important to HAR’s 24,000 members and very much appreciated. Courtney Johnson Rose Medium Firm “With over 10 years of experience in real estate , my credibility, which has been documented with numerous honors and awards, Courtney my leadership Johnson Rose experience and my knowledge and understanding of our association through extensive

committee work, I feel has prepared me to represent our association with integrity and honor as a member of our board of directors. I feel strongly that I represent so much of our membership as we serve all communities, ethnicities and ages.” Jo Ann Stevens Small Firms “I believe I have a great deal of experience in many facets of the real estate industry that would provide me Jo Ann Stevens with the insight to guide and shape the future of our Association. I am open minded, willing to listen and not resistant to change when change is the best course.” Danny Nguyen Commercial Members “With almost 20 years’ experience as a broker and entrepreneur, I know directly how both sides of the table think. I Jo Ann Stevens concentrate on commercial real estate investments and developments for myself so I know what to look for when it comes to advising my company’s clients. I do not believe you become successful alone…I believe you become successful when you make others around you successful.”


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“Music That Spans the Generations” features The Ball Brothers The Ball Brothers are three very likeable brothers, Andrew, Daniel and Joshua Ball, and their life-long friend, Andy Tharp. The group is based in Chickamauga, Georgia but travel all over the world, along with pianist, Cody McVey and sound technician, Josh

Gibson. On July 22, they will be at Sugar Land Methodist Church. The public is welcome to share in the fun as these witty and talented young men share their musical gifts. Although they have been categorized as a gospel quartet, there is nothing

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Glover Elementary students will enjoy Rockets Reading Corner when school begins in fall When Glover Elementary School students return to school in the fall, they will enjoy a new reading corner in their school’s library, courtesy of the Houston Rockets and the University of Phoenix Houston Campus. The reading corner is equipped with a wooden table and chairs, decorative rugs, beanbag chairs, Leap Frog story books, and Leapster and LeapPad Explorer

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traditional about them or their music. Since their formation in 2006, they have rapidly found a musical balance between the old and new. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this group of likeable young men at Sugar Land Methodist Church on Sunday, July 22, at 7:00 pm. The concert will be held in the main sanctuary and an ice cream social will follow in the Great Hall. Admission

FBISD offers summer band & orchestra camps to middle school students

With plans already underway, organizers of the International Festival of Fort Bend (IFFB) recently met at the Sugar Land Branch Library.  The annual event is set to take place at the Stafford Centre this fall with the City of Stafford serving as the major co-sponsor. Kick-off plans for the multi-ethnic celebration of cultural diversity in Fort Bend County include a colorful pageantry of events and savory foods representing a sampling of the world.  IFFB President Nazy Khadivian (center) welcomes volunteers, who are asked to call 8327462098 about participating and contributing to festival. Pictured among the organizers are Mikil Lu, Cheryl Olivier, Neeta Sane, Khadivian, Sijollie Braham, Innocent Opara, and Linsa Mense.

Middle school students who have a love of music are invited to attend Fort Bend ISD’s 2012 Band and Orchestra Camps. The camps will operate July 9-19, from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Thursday at Sartartia Middle School, 8125 Homeward Way, Sugar Land. The instrumental music camps will offer students the opportunity to perform in large ensembles and in small sectional rehearsals of like instruments, under the direction of music teachers. Students will also receive instruction in sight-reading, basic theory and rhythm study. The camps will conclude with a public

concert, which will be held Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 pm. Enrollment is open to students who have completed grades 6, 7, or 8 or who have completed at least one year of musical training on their instrument. Camp fees are $85 for Fort Bend ISD students and $100 for out-of-district students. Registration forms are available online at www. fortbendisd.com/departments/ academics/fine-arts/. Registration will be taken by mail only. If you have questions regarding the camps, please contact the Fort Bend ISD Fine Arts Department at 281-634-1124.

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Rosenberg police are seeking the public’s help in their search for an aggravated robbery suspect. Monday night, June 18,Rosenberg police responded to a robbery call at the Rosenberg Food Mart on Avenue R at about 10:30 p.m. The store employees told investigators that a black man, wearing a black hoodie, jeans, and something covering his face, entered

the store, brandished a pistol, and demanded money. According to Rosenberg police spokesman Lieutenant Colin Davidson, once the armed man had the cash drawer proceeds in his possession, he fled the store on foot. The link provided by the city for surveillance camera footage is inoperable. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

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of an inappropriate student/ teacher relationship, Bramlett resigned the following Tuesday from her teaching position from Baines Middle School. She was eventually convicted and given seven years deferred adjudication and registered as a sex offender. However, because of an arrest for DWI in Brazoria County, Bramlett will now have to spend 16 weekends in the Fort Bend County Jail. That arrest was in early March of 2012 near Pearland, where she was charged with DWI. Bramlett who now lives on Nantucket in Houston is serving her weekends in the Fort Bend jail from May through August. Branlett’s information on the Texas sex offenders clearing house can be found on the Star website for this article.

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Basic maintenance experience required. Hours vary, includes weekend work.

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FOOT FACTS by Dr. Eric Tepper BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS MAKING AN IMPRESSION Foot tattoos are popular with males and females alike. When considering a foot tattoo, keep in mind that it may prove to be quite painful since there is a lot of bone below where the foot tattoo will be created. Also remember that bare feet are magnets for dirt, germs, and debris, so the tattooed area should be kept covered until it heals. In addition, because shoes may rub against the area, they cannot be worn for the two to three weeks it will take for the area to heal. If you do get a foot tattoo and it becomes raised, red, and sore, see your podiatrist. If not tended to immediately, an infected tattooed foot may cause blood poisoning. If you do want a tattoo on your foot, we recommend you first have your foot checked by a podiatrist. Our feet are complex structures with 28 bones, dozens of muscles, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels and you need to be extremely careful when deciding to have a tattoo on your foot. Foot tattoos may be a fun way to jazz up your feet, but it’s important to be careful about where on the foot you place the tattoo. We’re located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South, where we offer comprehensive foot care. Please call 281-980-3668 today to schedule an appointment. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment. Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: Be sure to get a foot tattoo from a licensed practitioner.

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INVITATION TO BID The City of Stafford is requesting bids from qualified insurance companies to provide Dental insurance coverage on a fully insured and self-funded basis. Bids, in duplicate, must be sealed, marked applicably as follows: Bid – Dental Insurance Coverage and delivered to the Office of the City Secretary, City of Stafford, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Stafford City Council meeting on August 1, 2012, in Council Chambers at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Bids are expected to be awarded on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the City Council meeting with coverage to be effective October 1, 2012. For further information and specifications, please contact Karen Austin, Director of Finance, City of Stafford, at 281-2613910. This is a negotiated bid, and as such, award will not necessarily be made to the bidder submitting the lowest priced proposal. The City of Stafford reserves the right to negotiate the best responsive proposal satisfying the City’s requirements, waive any informalities, waive the requirements set forth in Section 1550.052 or 1550.053(2) of the Texas Insurance Code, and to reject any and all bids.

INVITATION TO BID The City of Stafford is requesting bids from qualified insurance companies to provide Group Specific and Aggregate Stop-Loss Insurance coverage for its Self-Funded Health Plan administered through UMR. Bids, in duplicate, must be sealed, marked applicably as follows: Bid – Group Specific and Aggregate Stop-Loss Insurance Coverage and delivered to the Office of the City Secretary, City of Stafford, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. local time, Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Stafford City Council meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the City of Stafford 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Bids are expected to be awarded on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the City Council meeting with coverage to be effective October 1, 2012. For further information and specifications, please contact Karen Austin, Director of Finance, City of Stafford, at 281-261-3910. This is a negotiated bid, and as such, award will not necessarily be made to the bidder submitting the lowest priced bid. The City of Stafford reserves the right to negotiate the best responsive proposal satisfying the City’s requirements, waive any informalities, waive the requirements set forth in Section 1550.052 or 1550.053(2) of the Texas Insurance Code, and to reject any and all bids.

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Por lo presente se da aviso que el equipo para tabular automáticamente que se usará en la elección el 31 de Julio del 2012 se probara el 3 de Julio del 2012 a las 10:00 A.M. en el Departamento de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg Texas para determinar si el equipo contara con exactitud los votos para todos los puestos oficiales y sobre todos los proyectos de ley.

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/s/ John Oldham Fort Bend County Elections Administrator Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend CITY OF STAFFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., at the Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony on the following: Whether the Stafford City Council should enact an ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places within the City of Stafford, Texas. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

CLASSIFIED DEADLINE IS 3PM ON MONDAY

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT

Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the election to be held on July 31, 2012, will be tested on July 3, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Fort Bend County Elections Department, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg Texas to ascertain that it will accurately count the votes cast for all offices and on all measures.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of WILLIAM RICHARD SHARP, Deceased, were issued on June 11, 2012, in Docket No. 12-CPR-024625 pending in County Court at Law No. Four (4) of Fort Bend County, Texas, to JOAN SHARP. The address to which claims may be presented is: JOAN SHARP Independent Executrix of the Estate of WILLIAM RICHARD SHARP, Deceased c/o RONALD FREEMAN, P.C. 6363 Woodway, Suite 730 Houston, Texas 77057 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. The Independent Executrix hereby states her choice that claims be addressed in care of her attorney at the above address. Dated the 19th day of June, 2012. RONALD FREEMAN Attorney for the Executrix

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ADOPTION

PRIVATE SPANISH LESSONS ($25/hr) ..........................................281-980-2410

ROLAA Adoption Services & Home Studies . .............................. 281-438-6588

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ASTRO INSIGHT, personal/business consulting.......................... 281-238-8992

ATTORNEY Richard L. Moseley, Attorney-at-Law..................................................281-438-6345 The Pinak Law Firm, 18 years exp., info@fortbendlegal.com............281-240-2355

AUTOMOTIVE SPORT PERFORMANCE AUTO PAINT & BODY ............................. 281-499-6601

BOAT/CAMPER / RV STORAGE Sugar Land Boat-RV Storage, W. Bellfort @ Burney.......................... 281-491-0196

CARPET

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ABE JACOBS INS. - Home/Flood/Auto/Life/Fire . ......................... 281-261-8200 AFLAC Agent - cancer, life & more . ............................................ 281-261-2952 Farmers Insurance - auto, life, home, commercial ..................... 281-561-6000

MARRIAGE COUNSELING DAVID M. BUCKLEW, Christian counselor.................................... 281-438-8910

PAINTING CONTRACTORS CeKay Services - Top quality, Res/Com, Quick FREE Pricing Call .......................................... 281-710-7185

CAROLL BRICK & FLAGSTONE PATIO BUILDERS "Mario, the Italian Craftsman," 39 years exp............................... 713-978-7405

PLUMBING ALAN'S PLUMBING REPAIRS, Lic./Ins. ........................................ 281-261-1064 AMERICAN SERVICES, MPL15997, BBB, Insured.......................... 713-782-2989 MIKE TIDWELL PLUMBING CO. M37825 Residential, Repairs & Service . ................................................. 281-980-6265

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MIKE MOORE - REALTOR Buy - Sell - Lease................................ 713-825-0654 WE BUY HOUSES - We Take Over Payments................................. 832-539-2260

DELIVERY SERVICES CARRIER HOT SHOT SERVICES, commercial/residential 24/7 . ... 713-726-8444

EXECUTIVE SUITES Executive Suites at Sugar Creek Place Individual Offices - Full Business Services................................... 281-275-4151

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• Service all brands. • Discounted prices for Fort Bend County residents. • One year parts and labor warranty on work performed. • Free estimates on new equipment. • Financing (w/approved credit). • All major credit cards accepted. MARTIN BERES • Custom installation Owner, Technician & Sugar Land Resident of new equipment.

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REAL ESTATE INSPECTION ABET INSPECTIONS License TREC 288; MAT 152; TACLA5195C; TPCL #13562 mechanical, structural, mold inspections, termites................... 281-242-1300

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MEADOWCREEK off La Quinta. Lots of kitchen items, mens/womens/girls clothing, home decor, baby bedding, and more; 2923 Ashmont, Friday 6/29, Saturday 6/30, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. MOVING SALE FIRST COLONY Creekshire - 3530 Greenwood Dr., off Settlers Way. Furniture, TV’s, pictures, lamps, file cabinets, and more. Saturday, 6/30, 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. HUGE SALE. 1610 Flicker Drive. (off Texas Parkway). Friday 6/29, Saturday 6/30. 8 a.m. - noon. Leather sofa, love seat, armoire, wood carved hand painted Mexican style cabinet, coffee table, breakfast table and chairs, TV, miscellaneous. GARAGE SALE Saturday, June 30 8:00am. 3802 Silver Ridge Blvd., in Silver Ridge Subdivision - near Sienna Plantation. Furniture, clothing, etc.

QUAIL VALLEY TOWNHOMES / 2812 Nottingham / off Cartwright. Couple combining 2 housefuls of nice stuff/children and baby items. Park by clubhouse or on Kingsbrook. 7 a.m. 11 a.m. Friday 6/29, Saturday 6/30. Rain or shine. ESTATE SALE QUAIL VALLEY. 2702 Kingsbrook off Cartwright. Thursday 6/28 thru Saturday 6/30. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Packed, full house, antique and oriental furniture, 5 sets of fine china, crystal, lots of silver, Depression Glass, crystal chandelier, art, oil paintings, lamps, jewelry, oriental rugs, full kitchen and garage of tools, frig, W/D, patio furniture, priced for quick sale. CASH ONLY. AUTOS 1995 BUICK ROADMASTER, loaded, excellent condition, new A/C, 1 owner. 127K miles, $2,600. 281-343-7097.

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RESIDENTIAL AND OFFICE CLEANING. Experienced. Reasonable rates. Excellent references. Call Mary 832208-3373 HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES, Available every day. Move-in/move out; Excellent references, experienced. 281-964-9238, 832387-2552. Supplies furnished, Sugar Land resident. ANNOUNCEMENT WILBERT TOUPS AND KRYSTAL BRANCH TOUPS or anyone knowing their whereabouts. If you have information, please contact Ramona Fernandez at the Loyola Law Clinic at 504-8615592.

HHH FOR SALE 32” High Def flat screen color TV, $175. Better Homes & Garden oak desk, $50. Glass and pewter computer desk and matching printer table, $40 each. Queen brass headboard $30. 2 brass and glass nightstands, $20. Mens 7000 Trek bike, $500, firm. 30 trays of Premier jewelry, $500 firm. Call 832539-1732


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2001 Lexus ES 300 - Coach addition one owner, 103,000 miles, loaded. Excellent condition. $12,500. Call 281890-0185.

2008 Smart For Two, Passion, Silver/Black Excellent Condition, many extra features including LOJACK. Maintenance history available. $12,000 or best offer. Call (832) 566-1434.

1999 Lincoln Towncar. Excellent condition. New brakes. Includes Transferable 3 year warranty. 99K miles. Asking $6000. 281-265-6979

2003 Red Mercedes SLK230 Kompressor. ONLY 41,000 miles. Red hard top convertible with black leather intererior and Karman Hardon sound system. VERY LOW MILEAGE and excellent condition. $17,500 negotiable. 281-725-8497.

2005 Ford F250SD Diesel; Crew Cab - LWB 6.0L auto ac tilt cruise power windows / locks / mirrors tow pkg. 11,900. maberysworktrucks. com. 281-392-3999.

2007 Chevy 2500; 4x4; Ext. Cab - 4 doors SWB, 6.0L auto ac tilt cruise power pack grill guard tow pkg. 13,500. maberysworktrucks. com. 281-392-3999.

M35 A2 Cargo 6X6 Military - 2.5 ton manual-5 overdrive 18 seats multi fuel 9,500. maberysworktrucks. com. 281-392-3999.

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Women's Club of Missouri City presents check to Dew House H H H H H Jo Butterfied (l), President of Woman's Club of Missouri City, presents Diane Ware Manager of Dew House, a check from the WCMC.  Dew House, part of the Fort Bend Museum Association is located in Kitty Hollow in Missouri City and is open Sunday's 1-4 p.m.

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First Colony Little League 9U NL Blue Bombers won the District 16 Championship title. Shown are team members: Riley Schebler, James Sattler, AJ Blight, Zack Stafford, Nick Kuntz, Cameron Holy, Haden Harkrider, Ty Neumann, Dylan Burnaman, Drew Beavers, Bowen Fjord. Manager: Ryan Schebler. Coaches: Scott Harkrider & David Burnaman. Way to go guys!

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in Friendswood, Texas. Their first game Saturday was against the Alvin Jackets and they lost. The second game Saturday was against the South Central All Stars. This game the Shockers defeated the South Central All Stars and then the Shockers were seeded #6 for the championship games on Sunday, June 24. They started their first game at 11:30 a.m with a win. Their second game started at approximately 6:30 p.m. and their winning streak was still on. Their third and final game for the championship began at 8:30 p.m.. and this game they won the Championship title. The coaches discussed among themselves that this was a total team effort and instead of giving "The most valuable player" trophy to one player, they decided to allow each team member to take home the trophy for one month. Hats off to the coaches and all the support that the Team Moms and parents gave to this league. It was totally a team effort on everyone's part.

And the winning team members and coaches are …. (first row): Adyan Jamal, Caden Hyatt, Harrison Golden, Jordan Hall, Cade Climie, Hunter Blanchette, and Chris Catalfamo. Second row: Pedro Medina, Will Liner, Andrew DeWese, and Zane Councill. Coaches:   Michael Golden, Brandon Climie, Head Coach Jason Councill, Andy DeWese, and David Blanchette.

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Disney’s Mulan dazzles at Fort Bend Theatre The Huns have invaded! Travel to Ancient China with award-winning Fort Bend Theatre’s production of Disney’s Mulan, July 7-26, Tuesday -Thursdays at 10 am and Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. In order to protect her beloved father, Mulan must join the army in his place. Follow her and mischievous sidekick dragon Mushu as they defend their family, honor and country. This action-packed musical contains such songs as “Reflection,” “Honor to us All,” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.” Tickets, only $8 are available online at the FBT website www. fortbendtheatre.com. For more information or group discounts, please call 281-208-3333.

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June 27, 2012 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper for Sugar Land, Richmond, Stafford, Mo City, Katy