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Missouri City Council approves re-zoning land for apartments By Betsy Dolan

During a heated public hearing, the Missouri City Council voted 5-2 to re-zone 30 acres of land from retail to multifamily residential at their July 1 meeting. The plan calls for 600 units to be built on land that is north of Highway 6; south of Trammel-

Fresno; east of the Fort Bend Parkway and west of Hightower High School. The units will be marketed to young professionals with rents between $1100-$1400. The issue had grown contentious on social media since the council approved the measure's first reading at the June 17 meeting setting the stage

for a lively public hearing. Dave Rosenthal, a Fort Bend ISD Trustee but speaking as a Missouri City resident, expressed concerns about overcrowding at Hightower High School and skepticism that the apartments would attract young professionals to the area. RE-ZONING, continued on page 7

Stafford to honor first responders and veterans at their celebration

George Ranch Historical Park invites the public to be part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 13, during regular Park hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In appreciation of the enduring friendship and support of the community over the years, the park is offering FREE admission for everyone, plus 25 cent hot dogs, chips, sodas and sno-cones, while supplies last. In 1988, the George Ranch Historical Park debuted as a living history partnership of the Fort Bend County Museum Association and The George Foundation. The 480-acre interactive outdoor museum tells the story of more than 100 years of Texas history through the experiences of four generations of one family, whose roots date back to Austin’s Old 300 in 1824. To read the entire article please visit For more information, visit By Karen Daniels and Park interpreter “Uncle Bob” Berringer welcomes guests of all ages to the 1890s Sharecropper Farm. The Fourth of July involves many traditions for Americans. Parades, barbeques, and fireworks to name a few. Firefighters are also a big part of this holiday. Their shiny red trucks in the parades, their presence at fireworks shows. This year at the 38th Annual By Elsa Maxey July 3rd & 4th Celebration, the Touted as an opportunity City of Stafford will honor first for citizens to choose whether responders and military veterans to invest in quality of life for their dedicated jobs of projects that will make Sugar protecting and serving our nation Land an even more attractive and our cities. destination for residents, As you know, four weeks ago business and visitors, a $50 the Houston Fire Department million bond referendum suffered a horrific event. Four will probably be making it to lives were lost and three lives will this November’s ballot for a be changed forever. Stafford's vote. But first, the Sugar Land Fire Chief, Larry DiCamillo, also City Council will need take a Houston firefighter, was at that action accepting bond project recommendations on July 16, Graph courtesy of City of Sugar land hold a public hearing on August 6, and call for the November 5 bond election on August 20. In a city council workshop last week on the four proposed bond projects, their components were detailed by Citizens’ The Fort Bend ISD Board in the starting teacher salary Bond Committee volunteer of Trustees approved a to $46,500 from $44,750. leaders assisted by Karen $497,159,194 operating budget This budget also provides for the 2013-2014 school year market adjustments to certain BOND ELECTION, continued on page 7 at its June 10 regular business steps on the Teacher Salary meeting. The budget is designed Schedule to make sure Fort to provide educational services Bend ISD salaries remain for a projected 70,184 students. competitive with other districts. The Board approved a two The estimated cost of these percent salary increase for all FBISD, continued on page 7 current staff and an increase

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scene on May 31, punching holes in the motel roof to create an exit route for the flames. He said, "it was a regular day at the Station" when the call came in at 12:07. Southwest Houston is an area known for having a large number of multi-family properties, and consequently large fires, but nothing on the way to the scene made anyone think this was not going to be a routine call. From the time Station 68's crew arrived on the scene to the time the mayday call went out over the

radio, approximately 14 minutes had passed. Larry did not see or hear the tragedy from where he worked, but 45 minutes later they learned the awful fact that four firefighters had lost their lives, and two were from their crew. Anne Sullivan was raised in Sugar Land and wanted to be a firefighter since she was 17. For three years she was a volunteer firefighter with the City of Stafford before becoming a STAFFORD, continued on page 7

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Sugar Land Police have been getting blasted by car burglaries. To be fair, car CRIMINAL burglaries are a OF THE WEEK plague for all law enforcement agencies, especially when car owners don’t bother to obscure their valuables or even lock their cars. That however is a whole ’nother story.


LOOTING, continued on page 7

Mother charged with child abandonment arrested By LeaAnne Klentzman

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Say Aloha to the new school year with the Back to School Scramble Committee on August 26 at Sweetwater Country Club. Front row (L-R): Danita Carey, Co-Chair Rod Nelson, Co-Chair Claude Leatherwood, Matt Brown.  2nd row (L-R): Lina Sabouni, Mary Ahner, Carol Scott, Fran Steele, Lynn Halford, Allan Holley, John Novak, Peggy Jackson and FBEF Events Coordinator Carol Evans.  3rd row (L-R); John Wantuch and Ron Bailey. Not pictured, Bob McHugh; Director of Golf Operations, Sweetwater Country Club. See related article on page 6.

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Celebrate July 4th with the Fort Bend Symphony The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra invites area residents to celebrate Independence Day during a free, indoor concert at the Stafford Centre on Thursday, July 4 beginning at 7 p.m. Freedom Rings is sponsored by the City of Stafford and the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra. The concert features patriotic favorites like Stars and Stripes Forever and other Sousa marches, God Bless the USA and America the Beautiful, as well as Americana


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and Broadway tunes. Also featured are American Frontier selections like Shenandoah and Hoe-Down from Rodeo. Following the concert at 9 p.m., the City of Stafford will light up the sky with a festive fireworks display behind the Stafford Centre. The Stafford Centre is located at 10505 Cash Road at Murphy Road in Stafford. For more information, visit or www.

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Berry will take center stage after local performances from Sugar Land Junior Superstar Lexi Stavinoha, the Machine Drum Line, Lunch Box Dance Crew and many others. The first 2,500 guests entering the stadium will receive a free food voucher redeemable for one hot dog, a bag of chips and a fountain drink. Free water will be distributed at community booths throughout the concourse area. No coolers or outside food will be allowed in the stadium; however, food and drinks will be available for purchase at

concession stands. Families may bring blankets to spread along the outfield for an ideal view of entertainment while enjoying the largest Fourth of July picnic in town. Special 3D glasses to be distributed at the gate will enable spectators to watch a one-of-a-kind fireworks and laser show. Limited parking will be available at the stadium; however, a free shuttle service will run from the parking lot at Kempner High School, 14777 Voss Road, from 5:30 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. Tickets are mandatory to

enter the stadium and will not be available on the day of the event. Currently, there is a waiting list for anyone interested in obtaining tickets to the event. With more than 10,000 tickets distributed since April 6, the event has reached capacity.  Anyone with tickets who is unable to attend the event is encouraged to return their free tickets to the Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, so the tickets can be redistributed to others on the City's “waiting list.”

Star Spangled spectacular at Constellation Field is sold out There are no more free tickets available to the City of Sugar Land's Star Spangled Spectacular at Constellation Field on July 4 from 6-10 p.m. With more than 10,000 tickets distributed since April 6, the event has reached capacity.  Anyone with tickets who is now not able to attend the event is encouraged to return their free tickets to the Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, so the tickets

can be redistributed to others on the City's "waiting list." Sugar Land's Star Spangled Spectacular at Constellation Field is intended to provide a fan-friendly, family venue that incorporates a rich holiday tradition for the local community. Planned activities include a 3D laser fireworks show, appearances from Skeeters' mascots Swatson and Moe, dual entertainment stages in the outfield and much more.

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Elizabeth Cassedy Fish On June 26, 2013 Beth passed into the everlasting and comforting arms of our Lord Jesus Christ after a lifelong battle with heart illness. She was born May 29, 1950 in Brookhaven, Mississippi as the daughter of Marion and William Cassedy. Beth was raised in Northern Virginia and moved to Texas in 1973 Preceded in death by her parents, brother Billy Jack Cassedy and a son Jonas Townshend Miller. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, David J. Fish of Missouri City , TX, daughter Stacey L. Miller of Los Angeles, CA, son Drew Miller and wife Ryan of Missouri City, TX and two step sons, John Fish of Houston, TX and Paul Fish and wife Crystena of Laguna Niguel, California. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Futvoye and husband Alan of Jackson, MS, and nine grandchildren – Cassedy and Jonas Miller, James Etzler, Christian, Braedon

and Rathe Fish, Caylen Starre and Caleb and Lila Falorio, nieces, nephews and a host of dear friends. Beth was an active member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Sugar Land, Texas, a graduate of Bellhaven University and recently retired after 25 years as the Business Manager of Fort Bend Dental Associates in Missouri City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made “in Memory of Beth Fish” to St Luke’s Hospital, MSC # 300, P.O. Box 4585, Houston, TX 77210-4585, with funds directed to the Heart Failure Education Fund. Beth’s family invites you to join them for a memorial visitation at Earthman Southwest Chapel, 12555 S. Kirkwood, Stafford, TX, Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The memorial service will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 4200 Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, TX on Monday July 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM.


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Missouri City’s 4th of July Celebration offers family fun and fireworks Missouri City invites citizens and families across the region to come and celebrate the 4th of July at the City’s 29th annual event that will feature a “Messy Station” for youngsters, a breath-taking zip line, and a spectacular fireworks show over the lake at Buffalo Run Park. Festivities at the Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd., will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.; the fireworks show begins around 9:15 p.m.

Children will have a blast at the “Messy Station”—for a $2 fee, participants can buy a can of silly string to use in a designated location. And, this year marks the first time that a zip line will be part of the event. To enjoy the scenic glide, participants will be safely connected to a zip line; a ride operator will open a rotating safety gate and “off you will go” on a 20-foot ride

through the air that will end at the Park’s main pavilion. Other attractions at this year’s 4th of July Celebration include a moonwalk, a rock wall and two mechanical bulls. All proceeds will benefit the Mayor’s Youth Commission. Bring the entire family along and don’t forget the blankets and lawn chairs to view the fantastic fireworks! Food will be available

for purchase. Parking is available nearby at Thurgood Marshall High School. Missouri City prohibits the use of fireworks inside City limits; it is also illegal to transport or store fireworks within City limits. City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4; residents who participate in the Municipal Solid Waste Program will receive regular pickup service.


City of Meadows Place is ready for 4th of July fun By Karen Daniels

Break out the red, white and blue! City of Meadows Place will be holding their annual 4th of July Parade this Thursday at 10:00am and they want you to make plans to attend the "best hometown parade around." This year the Meadows Elementary School celebrates their 40th year. The

five living principals will be this year's honored parade marshals. The City of Meadows Place would also like to honor its active military citizens. If you, or an active family member, will be in town during the 4th of July they would like for you to participate in the parade. There is a new line-up location at Sugar Grove Church of Christ's East parking lot,

located at 11600 West Airport, for the participants and their non-motorized entries. Trophies will be given for Best Youth, Best Spirit, and Best Commercial by the Parks & Recreation department at the end of the parade. The judges are looking for patriotism, simplicity, originality, creativity, and community spirit. Get there by 9:30am for the judging.

The parade route travels from City Hall down Dorrance to Mulholland, left on Mulholland, and left on Brighton, concluding at McGrath Park. Afterwards, free water and snow cones will be provided by Sugar Grove Church of Christ. Bring your family, a picnic, a fishing pole, and celebrate this holiday with your fellow neighbors.


“Games of our forefathers”July 4th at George Ranch Historical Park On Thursday, July 4th, George Ranch Historical Park presents Games of Our Forefathers, a special Independence Day Celebration with various activities throughout the day that are sure to be great fun for the whole family. At 10:45 a.m., a vintage wheel parade featuring historic bicycles, will start by the George Yard. Anyone who

would like to participate on foot can join the group just past the Dry Creek Bridge at the large oak tree on the right side. The ride will end in the Davis House Yard where a reading of the Declaration of Independence will commence at 11:30am. The July 4th Hot Dog Feast will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the George Yard. Learn about the history of the All-American hot dog and all of its yummy


Susgar Land Police Dept. to target highway impaired driving during July 4 holiday

Sugar Land police will Convicted first-time DWI target drunk driving during the offenders face penalties that upcoming holiday weekend. include fines up to $2,000, The Fourth of July holiday six months in jail and loss of enforcement is funded by driver's licenses for up to a year. the Texas Department of The STEP grant also provides Transportation (TxDOT) through overtime for year-round speed a Selective Traffic Enforcement compliance in targeted areas, Program (STEP) grant. The an extra resource that does not STEP grant is administered affect SLPD's normal operations. through H-GAC and provides Speeding continues to overtime funds for enhanced be the number one factor DWI enforcement during contributing to accidents within holiday weekends when there Sugar Land, accounting for has traditionally been more 52 percent of all crashes that alcohol-related traffic incidents. occurred in October 2012. "Driving while impaired by The police department uses alcohol or drugs is not worth the crash data, speed surveys risk," said Sgt. Daryl Stroud, of and information supplied SLPD's traffic division.  "You by residents to identify are putting your life and the those areas where additional ous positions such lives of others on the line."   enforcement is needed. as State Convention Delegate, Senatorial Convention Delegate, and other notable positions. Marilyn Smith Walsh Glover peacefully entered into God’s care and eternal rest on June 27, 2013. Left in God’s care to cherish her memory and to continue her legacy is a devoted and loving husband, Albert Glover; sons, Calvin Glenn Smith, Bertram Glover, and Brian (Shirlette) Glover; her mother, Ms. Viola Smith; one sister, Rose Marie Bell; and brothers, Melvin (Helen) Smith, and James Smith; grandchildren, Maya Glover, Calvin Glenn Smith II, Cameron Samuel Smith; a godson, Construction recently began on the extension of University Boulevard from Adrian Taylor, a host of nieces, State Highway 6 near Sam’s Club to U.S. Highway 90A.  Completion is nephews, friends, and neighbors. expected during the summer of 2014.  The $5 million project is intended Her father, Melvin Sam Smith, to improve mobility by providing a north-south corridor connecting a daughter, Akua Walsh, and a State Highway 6 at the Riverstone Subdivision to U.S. Highway 90A. grandchild, Trenton Lavais pre- University Boulevard North is one of several projects included in the ceded her in eternal rest. Fort Bend County Mobility Bond Program and the Transportation Visitation 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 Improvement Program. The project is jointly funded by the Texas a.m. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Department of Transportation, Fort Bend County and the city of Sugar Windsor Village UMC, 6000 Land. Pictured (L-R) during a recent groundbreaking ceremony are Sugar Heatherbrook Drive, Friday, Land Executive Director of Community Development James Callaway; July 5, 2013. Interment, Hous- Sugar Land Assistant City Manager Karen Daly; Steve Barefield, of ton Memorial Gardens. In lieu Texas Sterling Construction; Sugar Land City Councilmember Himesh of flowers, the family requests Gandhi; Rick Kronenberger, PE, of PTP Transportation, LLC; Sugar that donations be made to Fort Land Executive Director of Management Services Mike Goodrum; Sugar Bend Women’s Center or to Fort Land City Councilmember Harish Jajoo; Sugar Land Construction Bend Child Advocate. Arrange- Inspector Ed Orozco; Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson; Sugar Land ments provided by McCoy and City Engineer Chris Stuebing; Sugar Land City Councilmembers Amy Harrison Funeral Home, Inc., Mitchell and Bridget Yeung; Mark Heidaker, of PTP Transportation, 4918 Martin Luther King Blvd., LLC; Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard; Jon Harper, of Texas 77021, 713-659-7618. Sterling Construction; and Sugar Land Construction Services Manager Jimmy Vandever.

variations. Cost for the meal is $13.50 for adults ages 13 and older; $10 for children ages 5-12 and $4 for children 4 and under. At 1:30 p.m., the Park will host its 1st annual cobbler eating contest at the George House. Contestants young and old are invited and will

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Fort Bend County libraries to observe Independence Day All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Regular library hours will resume on Friday, July 5. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend. for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.






Marilyn Smith Walsh Glover, was born in Galveston, Texas, Galveston, County, on April 8, 1945, and placed in the care of loving parents, Melvin Sam Smith (deceased) and Viola Smith. She attended Lincoln High School in La Marque, Texas, and graduated with honors in1963. She attended Prairie View A&M University and the University of Houston. Marilyn later embarked upon a successful business career in Human Resources at Control Data Corporation, a top 500 company. Marilyn was an active leader, a participant, and an advocate for women and children in Fort Bend County for more than two (2) decades. She served as President of the YMCA Board of Directors; Vice President of the Board for the Fort Bend Independent School District; Board member for the Fort Bend Women’s Center, Fort Bend Literacy Council, Fort Bend Family Health Center, Child Advocacy Board, and past President of the Advisory Council for Child Advocates of Fort Bend County. She was the first recipient of the “Partners in Courage” award given by the State of Texas for volunteer dedication. She served in many other capacities in Fort Bend County. She was politically active at the local, state, and national levels serving in vari-

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Prayer List Darren Glynn, civilian contractor Corporal Jarrod Wayman, USMC Sgt. Simon Gutierrez, USMC Pvt. Marques Roberson, U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Seiter, U.S. Army Mike Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Dan Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Henry Blassingame, contractor SPC Christopher Kimrey, U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon, USMC Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo, U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Fox, U.S. Army Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado, USMC Airman Oscar Mejorado II, USAF Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado, USN Capt. Richard Carrell, USAF Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams, USMC Sgt. Holly K. Williams, USMC Maj. William J. Stoesser, U.S. Army Airman Caleb J. Powell, USAF Cpl. Erick Tijerina, USMC LCDR James D. Shaw, U.S. Navy TSgt. Daniel Vargas, USAF LCpl. Jeffrey B. Brock, USMC FC2 Penny McGaughy, U.S. Navy LCpl. Raymond Padilla, Jr., USMC LCpl. Robert Originales, Jr., USMC PFC Patrick Fege, U.S. Army Corporal Jonathon Ross, USMC Capt. Clay Bland, U.S. Army Capt. Hunter Bland, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Gomez, USMC PFC Eli Harrington, USMC LCpl. “Trey” L. Chapa III, USMC Lt. Col. Bentley Nettles, U.S. Army Cpl. Jose R. Zepeda, USMC Jerry Zepeda, civilian contractor FR Brad Lindsey, U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Taylor, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Pereira, USMC LCpl. Kevin Canada, USMC SPC Donald McPaul, U.S. Army SSgt. Percy Engineer, U.S. Army LCpl. Douglas R. Johnson, USMC Sgt. Jerome Estrada, USMC SSgt. Joseph Crow, USAF DaNetra D. Pittman, Civilian Conractor Airman Shannon Fleming, U.S. Navy Corporal Jake Crocker, USMC Corporal Armando Olivares, USMC Corporal Jonathan McCoy, USMC Sgt. Cory Wolston, U.S. Army

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question I ask us to ponder this week: Who really embraces freedom and the significance of our Constitution? Reflecting on the Seven Deadly Sins— Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth—sins that we are measured against, a similarity emerges. Truly understanding both Conservatism and the Constitution yields a repetitive pattern while deflecting the stygian pitfalls of the Seven Deadly Sins. Why does the Democrat exhibit such anger, denouncing someone outside of its party who has been successful? Why does the Democrat demand “I deserve what you have!” and then condition government—us— subsidize them? Why does the Democrat justify that it’s not


before you buy a glass. The Seafood Risotto Cake in diavolo sauce was a mixture 1550 Lake Pointe of shrimp, scallops, and crab Pkwy. Ste. 100 breaded and fried similar to Sugar Land, TX a crab cake. It was very tasty Cuisine: Pizza, Pasta, without being overly greasy. and Wine Bistro The pizzas are a generous This is a rather small place in size. The Bolognese pizza a strip center with a nice patio was excellent. It had a thin view of Lake Pointe Plaza. The crust with a nice blend of menu is rather limited, offering sauce, mozzarella cheese, 6 appetizers, 6 salad options, 8 red, yellow & green bell pizza varieties, 8 entrées, and peppers, Bolognese meat, a couple of sandwiches. The black olives, mushrooms and dessert menu had a similar fresh basil. Their signature number of options and included dessert is the Nona Pillow’s port wines and champagne. Tiramisu. It was rich with They had an extensive wine flavor, but served in a rocks list and offered tastes of any glass and seemed more like a you might consider ordering chunky pudding than a cake.

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Dear Editor, My name is Christopher Vaughn Heyward and I live in Quail Valley, Missouri City. I will be going to Elkins High School as a freshman this coming school year. I am also a Boy Scout and have achieved the rank of Life in Troop 1631. I am writing this letter to support the President’s gun control policy which is common sense legislation. I believe that people should have the right own a gun; however, people should not be able to own assault weapons or high capacity magazines. This concerns me because many innocent people have died for no apparent reason such as in Sandy Hook, Connecticut; Aurora, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona and I don’t want Missouri City, Texas to be one of those places. Assault weapons and high capacity magazines are not used for hunting or self-defense. Therefore there is no reason for an individual to own them. The only people who should have access to assault weapons and high capacity magazines are the Military and Law Enforcement.   Yours truly, Christopher Vaughn Heyward Life Scout Vikings Patrol Troop 1631


depreciated value of their vote? Proposition 8 asked Californians if, under the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), marriage was between one man and one woman. Californians spoke, voting yes. The Supreme Court ignored Californians and struck down their voice. What is the value of our vote? Is it right that five people trump the voice of millions? The sheer magic of our Constitution is not only the purest of freedom but also the opportunity to reach one’s dreams. When a government dictates what you eat, how many ounces you can consume, limits one from protecting its family, rewards lawlessness over law-abiding citizens or what medical procedures will be

performed, freedom is stripped away, accountability has been tampered with, motivation is destroyed and missed opportunities become a blur. The Constitution and Conservatism stand firmly grounded. God Bless our Constitution and Conservatism! For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ FortBendBusinessJournal. com.

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This week Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible for an apartment burglary at a complex near the intersection of West Bellfort at Burney Road just outside of Sugar Land in Fort Bend County. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, on Friday, June 21, about 10:50 in the morning, deputies were called to investigate a burglary at the Marquis of Sugar Land apartments. When they arrived on the scene they discovered what appeared to be “entry” into the apartment through a window adjacent to the front door, said Haenel. When the apartment resident was contacted responding officers learned that he had installed a video system his apartment. In reviewing the video, deputies could clearly see a man in his mid-20s to early

30s in age, wearing a black shirt with what appeared to be a large skull in either white or gray printed on the front of his T-shirt. He was also wearing black shorts and had a white towel or ripped up white T-shirt in his hands, said Haenel. A second suspect was described as a Hispanic male, also in his 20s-30s. He had short, black hair and was wearing glasses with black frames. He has been identified

however, investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the other suspect. Call Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281341-4665, Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips also can be submitted online at All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

Sugar Land Police release sketches of Subway robbers By LeaAnne Klentzman

The Sugar Land Police have released sketches of the two men who robbed a Subway sandwich shop. On June 5, about 10:45 p.m., two men entered the sandwich shop in the 3500 block of Highway 6 South and ordered the clerks to their knees at gunpoint. Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph said, “The men demanded money from a safe, but the employees did not have the combination.” The employees were forced into the cooler where they remained until the armed men

were gone. Upon returning to the front counter the employees found the register open and what cash had been there Suspect 1 was missing. At the time of the robbery no customers were in the restaurant and neither of the employees were physically injured. The suspects were described as black males both wearing dark colored long-sleeved shirts and pants. Adolph said the first man to enter the store was between

40-45 years old, 5’10” to 6’3” and about 220 pounds. He had light skin, short black hair and was wearing glasses and a Suspect 2 dirty cap with a kangaroo emblem. The second suspect was younger and slightly shorter than the first suspect. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).

Plan now to play in the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s 14th annual Back to School Scramble golf tournament set for Monday, August 26, at Sweetwater Country Club. Schlumberger is presenting the Back to School Scramble, chaired by Claude Leatherwood and Rod Nelson. Lunch is provided by Chick-fil-A.  Your entry fee includes lunch, golf and cart, beverages, dinner reception and special gifts.  Foursome teams are $1,000.00 and individual entries are $275.00. Over $312,000 was awarded

in grants to teachers and schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1992, the Foundation has awarded nearly $4.1 million in grants to Fort Bend ISD teachers and schools to fund innovative teaching ideas. The Education Foundation has partnered with the school district and created the Professional Development Grants program.  Fort Bend ISD teachers received the benefit of in-service training from nationally recognized education experts in such topics as classroom management,

differentiated learning strategies, and character development. Your participation in the annual Back to School Scramble helps make their mission a reality. All proceeds from the Back to School Scramble benefit the Fort Bend Education Foundation. For information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Carol Evans at (281) 634-1111 or carol.evans@  More information is available on our website at: www.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recognized as a top performing hospital Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been recognized as a top-performing hospital in Xerox’s 2012 Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program, based on clinical results across a wide range of measures. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was one of just a handful of national awardwinners in its size category. More than 600 hospitals nationwide participated in the program, and top performers were announced in early June at a presentation in Tucson, Arizona. The Midas+ Platinum Quality Award recognizes hospitals that score in the top 5 percent among their eligible peers in areas including acute care readmission rates and length of stay and mortality rates for a number of different illnesses and procedures, including heart care, stroke care, pneumonia care, major small and large bowel procedures, septicemia and infections. “Our staff continues to do an outstanding job of

Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer; Damon Smith, RN; Brooke Taylor, RN; Tosha Vaughn, RN; Tanuja Parmar, RN; Diane McGraw, RN and Becky Chalupa, Associate Chief Nursing Officer. ensuring quality outcomes by consistently following evidence-based practice,” says Chris Siebenaler, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CEO. “This award is a testament to the daily efforts of our physicians, nurses and other medical personnel and their continued focus on providing the best possible care for our patients.” The Platinum Quality

Award is presented by Midas+ Solutions that provides a suite of clinical and operational care management software and data analytic tools for 1,500 hospitals across the U.S. To learn more about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and its approach to quality patient care, visit MethodistSugarLand. com. For physician referral, call 281-274-7500.

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My vehicle shakes when I apply my brakes, what would cause this to happen? If your vehicle shakes only when you apply the brakes, it means that your brake rotor(s) or drum(s) has warped. This creates high and low spots on the surface (in technical terms: “lateral run out”). This can occur David Alexander from braking excessively for long periods Service Director of time with too much pressure. Heat from the application of brakes being applied causes this problem, creating artificial hard spots in the rotor called cementite that will not wear down evenly. In severe cases it may be necessary to replace the rotors. However, in most cases this is not an expensive repair, because usually they can be “turned” (resurfaced to make them true again) very inexpensively. On many foreign cars the manufacturers recommend replacing the rotors with every brake job. Call around and ask places first, “How much it will cost to turn the rotors on a (year, make and model car)? How much will it cost to replace them? A fail safe method to always remember is: The minimum thickness is stamped on the rotor, so there should be no question on replacing the rotor (drum) or resurfacing. Hopefully this will resolve your question or concern, so now you can “relax and enjoy the difference”

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Fort Bend County Social Services will be holding registration for the Walk with Pride Shoe Program on July 9, 2013 at the Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Hwy 36, Rosenberg, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Each child who is eligible for the program will be invited to a participating Payless Shoe store location to pick out a new pair of shoes on August 18th. Deadline for applications is August 2, 2013. To register and determine eligibility, the following information must be provided:

IDENTIFICATION ON PARENT(S)-Must show proof of Fort Bend County residency: • I.D. Card or Driver's License AND Social Security Card PROOF OF INCOME • Current pay stubs (last 4 if paid weekly, last 2 if paid bi-weekly or twice a mo., (ex. 1st &   15th); Current Award letter(s), i.e. TANF, Social Security, VA Pension, SSI, Retirement, current Child Support statement or printout, Workers Compensation; Unemployment benefit statement;. If unemployed, proof of registration with Texas

Worksource and Four Quarter Earnings Statement or school enrollment. For more than 20 years, Fort Bend County Social Services has hosted the “Walk with Pride Shoe Program” in collaboration with various contributors including charitable organizations, private businesses, and individuals in the community. Each year before school begins, children of low income families can register to receive a free pair of shoes from select Payless Shoe stores. Each eligible child receives one-on-one attention

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Missouri City Council approves re-zoning land for apartments whether you like it or not. You RE-ZONING, continued from page 1 can't talk down to residents," Allfrey said. With Rosenthal still standing Alfrey went on to say that before the council, Mayor Allen apartments will further stress a Owen began an almost 10 city that doesn't have enough minute speech about the project firefighters, city staff or police specifying the need for more officers and will reduce property diverse housing and the need values. to bring in residents to support Councilman Jerry Wyatt, a the Kroger shopping center long time apartment opponent, at Highway 6 and Fort Bend announced that he would Parkway. support the re-zoning plan "Kroger is making a major because of the "garbage decision right now as to whether and lies" being posted on they will stay or not. We have to the Missouri City Concerns do our part," Owen said. Facebook page. The next speaker, Missouri Anti-apartment residents had City resident Kris Allfrey, considered Wyatt to be a definite said Owen was trying to bully "no" vote along with Robin residents. Elackatt and possibly new "You are trying to tell people council member Yolanda Ford. what their opinion should be. Three "no" votes would have We are entitled to our opinion killed the apartment measure.

With Wyatt and Ford voting in favor of the apartments, Elackatt and Nguyen, who initially supported the measure, were the only two dissenting votes. Nguyen said changing his vote came down to quality of life issues. "This is my third year on the council and I have never received more comments and opposition on an issue. I am voting "no" because I think this is a short term quick fix," he said. Elackatt told the council that he is not opposed to multifamily but is opposed to putting apartments on land that could be developed for businesses in order to grow the city's tax base. "We need to be careful about piece-meal zoning. I'm concerned about Kroger

and the other businesses in that shopping center, but we shouldn't build apartments to support Kroger," Elackatt said. Jenny Bailey, another Fort Bend ISD Trustee speaking as a Missouri City resident, asked that the land be used for a future town center instead of apartments. Mayor Allen Owen surprised many in the audience by telling Bailey that the City already has plans to build a town center at Sienna Parkway and Highway 6 and that a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) was formed several years ago for that purpose. The city will not get any property tax revenue from the apartment project until 2029 because the land is part of the Tax Reinvestment Zone #2.

Sugar Land’s $50m bond election package almost final approval of new projects by way of a bond election, referred to as the second bond election in the city’s history. The city reports this is the first time extensive public input has been sought for a bond election, including the work of the Citizens Bond Committee led by co-chairs Jarvis Hollingsworth and Betty Baitland. Others serving on its executive committee include Mary Favre, John Heinemann, Mona Parikh, Michael Schiff, Greg Stirman, Tim Stubenrouch, Rodney Vannerson, and Terry Wang. Regarding the affect on the

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Tinea pedis, or athlete’s foot, causes stinging, burning, and itching. It is a fungal infection that typically takes hold in between the toes due to the location’s moist conditions. Humidity and damp socks or shoes can encourage the condition. When identified and addressed in a timely fashion, it can be treated. In the meantime, however, it is contagious and can be spread simply by coming in contact with contaminated items such as floors and towels. Extreme dryness of the skin on the sides or bottoms of the feet may occur. Toenails may become discolored and thick, ultimately lifting off of the nail beds. Always see your podiatrist if you suspect you have developed this or any type of foot condition. Foot conditions can be particularly uncomfortable and disruptive to day-to-day life. Anyone can experience foot problems – from athletes and dancers to marathon runners and high-heeled individuals to seniors and children. We are licensed podiatrists and board certified foot surgeons dedicated to relieving foot pain and enabling you to again enjoy your daily activities. If you are new to the area and don’t have a podiatrist, why not call us at 281-980-3668 for an appointment at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. 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: Athlete’s foot is the most common sort of fungal infection.

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principals, and additional math and science specialists increases is $7.5 million, with for at-risk campuses, a Fine $4.9 million, or 60 percent being Arts coordinator, curriculum allocated to teacher raises. coordinator for PE, Health, and Although Fort Bend ISD Wellness, and other new campus will not be opening any new staff throughout the District. campuses this year, the District Eighty-six percent of the budget budgeted for 167 additional staff goes toward salaries and benefits. due to growth. The new positions Fort Bend ISD's overall tax include the addition of college rate has remained the same and career advisors at each high for the past four years.  The school, hall monitors, assistant FBISD, continued from page 1

city’s tax rate, the city workshop report indicates a one cent impact to the tax rate per year. It will be phased in over five years for the $50 million worth of projects. The tax impact is also reported to cover debt repayment and operations and maintenance costs.


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trails with bridges throughout the city with an Imperial Daly, the city’s assistant city connector trail - $9,213,765, 3) manager on their fiscal impact. a new signature, community The Citizens’ Bond Committee sports park in Telfair with tennis has been meeting regularly courts, basketball courts, a gaga since March to consider court, a spray ground plus a project priorities and phase multipurpose pavilion and more, development alongside cost. - $16,802,491, and a 50-acre Essentially the bond projects festival site for large scale events are for 1) parkland development - $4,672,715. About $4.6 million along the Brazos River with has also been factored in for bond kayak launches, a pedestrian issuance and escalation costs bridge, shelters, and other bringing the total to $49,997,371. amenities known as Brazos River At the beginning of the year Park Phase II – $13,379,200, 2) the Sugar Land City council new 10 foot wide hike and bike approved a resolution for the BOND ELECTION, continued from page 1

to newly appointed Rosenberg Public Information Officer Brian Baker the children had been left by their mother in a dirty and untidy place littered with dirty diapers and the abundance of flies. According to authorities, the children, 8 years old, 4 years old, 3 years old and a baby 6 months old, had been left in the motel room alone by their mother.

According to Baker, as the officers were investigating at the motel, Sarah Dolores Gonzales, 25, of Richmond arrived and claimed to be the mother of the children. Gonzales was arrested on four counts of Abandoning and Endangering a Child; a State Jail Felony. Her children were released to relatives as the police and CPS investigate. At press time Gonzales remained in jail on bonds of $30,000.

Stafford to honor first responders and veterans at their celebration

a positive effect on society. And we keep moving forward." There full-time firefighter with HFD. is a strong bond and camaraderie She "enjoyed helping others" with firefighters and military that and had "plans to return to the most careers don't have. They Stafford Fire Department." work together, eat together, live Robert Garner was a military together, play together. When veteran who served two tours they lose one of their own, it in Iraq before becoming a helps just being around one Houston firefighter. "He was the another. Tasmanian devil, always working As for the community support and doing something" when at for these firefighters, Station 68 the station. is very appreciative and said, "the First responders and military outpouring went far beyond and put their lives on the line deeper than anything we could everyday to protect us. How have imagined." do they deal with the constant Be sure to attend the Fort Bend threat of danger and loss? Larry Symphony Orchestra's 4th of said, "You have to acknowledge July performance at the Stafford that it could happen. Training Centre where these great men and preparedness makes the and women will be honored. difference. Our purpose is to have Fireworks will follow at 9:00pm. STAFFORD, continued from page 1

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But lately, the Sugar Land po-po have been working diligently to snag themselves some car burglars. Lo and behold, just the other day a local guy offered himself up on a platter! Yep, a neighbor told the po-po that he saw this guy walking the streets of the neighborhood … looking into cars…. Just before midnight! Umm, hum, what’s a little shopping amongst friends? They were, after all, neighbors!

To add insult to injury, because you know, he was just out for a moonlight walk…. when the po-po snagged him, in the midst of his shop’n spree, he was laden with loot from the purloined vehicles. Yep, he lived in the same subdivision! Don’t you know his momma’s proud! Thou shall not covet NOR liberate thy neighbor’s treasures! Even if they offer them up in sacrifice by NOT locking YOU out!


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COMMONWEALTH Exquisite THE HIGHLANDS SEC& 1upgrades! – Pride BRIGHTWATERESTATES – Lovely 2– story home w/tons of recent updates Perry home with state size lot adorned by mature of ownership shows through-out. Many 1/2 aTrees. blk from greenbelt & waterway. Some upgrades include: 5/13 Lt Pecan Grand beautiful elevation with usable balcony. updates & upgrades! Has a flex room. 4th Custom cabinets Fresh exhibit anInt. intriguing Neutralkit.Carpet, Paint,showcase Resurfaced Kitchen Cabinets & Front Door, SS design. Granite countertops w/SS appliances. Popular Bedroom could be a study. Kitchen has Appliances, CeramicinSmooth Top down Range, 2’’ Faux &Blinds,Gate & partial granite countertops updated appliances. 5’’ distressed hardwoods foyer & dining rm. Hg.draft gamerm up & study w/wall of built-ins. Master bedrm Replaced all sliding glass doors with French fence. 2012 Bull-nose edge Granite Countertops, Under-mount sink, 20’’ tile floors overlooks lush landscaped sculpted pavered patio,hot doors. Tile floors & berber carpet. Large back tub & backyd. paned windows Plantation in Kit. & Bkft,Doubled Traventine in entry,& hall & 1/2 bath. Hardwood flrs in Dining rm. Study/ Shutters! Updated light fixtures, 3 car garage, yard patio with lush garden. Great location Flex Rm. HVAC, Roof & Hardi! call $149,900 Virginia Mack 281& area schools. call Virginia sprinkler sys Recent & room for a pool! $390,000 call$249,900 Virginia Mack(VM4107HP) 281-207-5200 (VM4407SM) Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1814TS) 207-5200


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RICHMOND • Nicely updated 1 story on large fenced lot in desirable Country Club Estates. Granite in all baths & kitchen. Tile and laminate wood floors, 2 masters. Shows beautifully & ready for move-in. You will not be disappointed. Don’t miss this one! A lovely home & good floor plan. $163,800. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

SIENNA PLANTATION • lovely, warm, inviting stone elevation, Trendmaker family home! Pergola, firepit & play equipment in backyard on oversized lot. Luxurious kitchen with granite countertops, maple cabinets, stainless appliances, tile backsplash. 3 Car garage & porte-cochere, 2 fireplaces. Huge rooms including study, gameroom & media room which could be 5th bdrm as it is plumbed for a 4th bath. Even a secret room! Fabulous house! You will love it! $419,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

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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SWEETWATER - Situated on 16th Fairway of Golf Course, Fuqua Designed Home Features Custom Wood Mantal from 1800’s Oregon Railway in Family Rm; Private Study; Double Crown Molding; Wood & Travertine; Granite; 2 Bedrms Down; All Bedrms w/ Private Baths; Lady’s Retreat; Game Rm; Expansion Storage; Pool/Spa. $1,700,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (38CH)

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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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12104 WILLOW BROOK LN. Southern Trails 4/2.5/2: David Weekly home on oversized lot. Kitchen includes granite & SS appl. Sharon Kaye $267,900

4610 LAKE KNOLL Riverstone 3/3.5/2: Trendmaker home w/ a gourmet kitchen, lrg. Family rm, study & gameroom. Sharon Kaye $449,500

3022 WOOD STORK LANE Sienna Plantation 5/4.5/3: Corner lot home w/stone & brick elevation. Gourmet kitchen w/ maple cabinets Nell Osborn $490,000

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

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

2210 SIGNAL HILL DRIVE Shadow Creek Ranch 5/3.5/3: Large bedrooms, game room, tall ceilings, formals, & den w/French doors. Mike Martin $327,500


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Check out this large home approximately 4500 sq ft with pool, pool house and 2 barns on 4.5 acres convenient to 5202CG everything. PRICED AT.........$799,900 Priced at 799,900

Waterfront home in Sienna area in Silver Ridge on 1 acre with upper and lower covered patios, 5 bedroom 3 and a half baths, master down, 2 game rooms up, 2 wet bars, formals, 2710HF study, high ceilings, SIENNA.................$499,900 great views approx. 4900 sq ft. PRICED AT 499,900.




SIENNA - Wonderful 3/2/2 with HUGE PRIVATE back yard w/ wooden deck/arbor. Open floor plan w/ spacious family room, island kitchen. Formal dining. Lovingly maintained! $143,000. (3922TO)

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)




Large custom one story home over 4200 sq ft. Stone and Stucco finish with spectacular finishes throughout including granite, travertine, built-ins, wood work, open floor plan, high ceilings Amazing master suite and master closet, outside has huge covered patio with outdoor kitchen and putting green




Spectacular Trendmaker 1 story,3 car garage,circular drive, HUGE corner lot! Fabulous plan includes impressive entry, 3 full baths,beautiful formal dining,5th bedroom or study,large master suite,plantation shutters and wonderful island kitchen! Open plan,great for entertaining! Slate floors! Unbelievable yard! 24 x 30 extended patio,lush landscaping includes ponds and beautiful trees! Plenty of room for that pool! Exclusive section surrounded by larger homes! Walk to golf course! Hard to find one like this!. $399,900 (9514TA)

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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GORGEOUS! Custom home in gated, golfcourse community! Has all the custom touches! Built 08’-Fabulous rock fireplace! Custom frame around int. doors really accent the higher ceilings! Large kitchen with granite opens to living area with beautiful built-ins! Lucious upgraded lam. wood floors.Upgraded fixtures throughout. Master with separate shower and whirlpool. Large gameroom upstairs-Spacious walk in floored attic. Guest bedrooms have 2 closets-Beautiful yard with sprinkler and French drains. Katy schools! $239,900 (1210SP)


Gorgeous custom built home with unbelievable backyard paradise! High ceilings with lots of natural light in this sought after, natural lake community! Wood floors throughout much of downstairs. Plantation shutters, art niches, butler pantry, and LOTS of storage! Rounded, glass breakfast room! Two staircases, with dramatic entrance! Study with built-ins. Oversized garage with workshop-Portecochere-Descending steps from your covered patio into your newly re-surfaced pool-raised hot tub-very private backyard! $349,900 (2510PE)

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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 Keller Williams supports various charities Upward Trends in Housing Market associate at their office in Sugar Land Keller Williams Realty warriors. KW Cares donates Suggest Strengthening economy Heritage Texas Properties is inclined, and spirited individual, is one of the top rank real funds to MD Anderson Cancer 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

who is also well traveled with an international background, she is particularly adept in assisting relocation clients. Thomasina holds an MBA in International Business, 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.

estate firms in Texas and also donates some of their annual profits to some select charity groups. KW Cares annually donates a 10 percent annual tithe to MD Anderson Cancer Foundation, Ryan’s Well Foundation and Homes for our Troops. Homes for our troops offers grants for veterans, veteran health care, and assistance for wounded

Foundation which is helping improve the lives of many Houstonians. Ryan’s Well Foundation began in Uganda in 1999, and is a foundation committed to delivering access to safe water to people world wide. Keller Williams is a stand out organization, not only in home sales but in their involvement in local outreach programs.

Recent studies in 2013 suggest that home purchases have increased in the Texas housing market. Couples seem to have more purchasing power compared to latter years suggests a no longer weakened economy. Houston’s rise in home sales are directly related to further job creation. The

Texas Workforce Commission has reported the increase of more than 111,000 jobs over the past 12 months. Lower interest rates have also attributed to the increase in home buying. The average sale price of homes have increased dramatically, up to an estimated 256,000 dollars.

HAPPY 4th of July to you and your families in the Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County Libraries offer events for the community First Colony Branch Library presents New monthly graphic-novel book special summer family programs club launch is Monday, July 22 In addition to the regularly scheduled children’s programs, the youth services department at First Colony Branch Library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, will present a series of special summer programs for children and their families. On Saturday, July 13, beginning at 11:00 am, enjoy drumming and music with Joseph Dixon. A master drummer, musician, and arts educator, Dixon presents an energetic, funny, inspiring, and interactive

musical performance. On Friday, July 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, come to “Movie Mania!” to watch a popular family film. Children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. Those attending the movie may bring a pillow or cushion. Refreshments will be served. The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the branch library at 281-2382800 or the Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

Master Naturalist training to be offered this fall

The Texas Master Naturalist Program, Coastal Prairie Chapter, is now open to applicants for the Fall 2013 training program. Would you like to know more about nature and Texas’ natural resources?  Classes and field work provide training in natural history, wildlife, and the ecosystems of the area. The Texas Master Naturalist Program is a volunteer training program sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and AgriLife Extension.  The goal is to help improve volunteers’ understanding of natural resources and related management activities, enabling them to earn Master Naturalist certification.  Master Naturalists volunteer in their communities, providing natural resource education and participating in community

service and outreach projects. Volunteers are trained to help ensure that people will be able to enjoy the natural Texas for years to come. A wide variety of topics are covered including bird study, botany, ecology, fish, mammals,  and soil science among others.  Classes will be held at various locations in Fort Bend County and Waller County on eight consecutive weeks on either Tuesday evenings, or during the day on Thursdays or Saturdays beginning September 7.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and class size is limited. To view the complete training schedule please visit: files/2013/05/2013-WebTraining-Schedule.pdf For more information call 832-922-0524 or visit

Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, is starting a new monthly book club for people who enjoy reading graphic novels and comic books. The group will meet on the fourth Monday of every month. The first meeting of the Inky Panels Graphic-Novel Book Club will take place on Monday, July 22, beginning at 5:00 pm, in the library’s Conference Room. The book to be discussed is Batman: Earth

One, written by Geoff Johns. The book club is free and open to the public. Area comicbook readers are invited to join in this inaugural meeting of the Missouri City Branch Library’s Inky Panels Graphic-Novel Book Club and help to launch the new club with a bang! For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

Learn how to make cut-paper flowers When decorating with real flowers is not an option, make your own with recycled materials commonly found at home! Sugar Land Branch Library will present “Making Cut-Paper Flowers” on Friday, July 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. Hayley Kyle, a member of the library’s Adult Services staff, will demonstrate how to make different types of cut-paper flowers from recycled materials such as newspapers, magazines, crepe paper, and other items. These unique creations can be used to make flower bouquets, to adorn packages, or for

many other decorative uses. Kyle learned how to make the flowers from watching online tutorials and from reading howto craft books in the library. Her background is in fine art – painting and printmaking – so when she discovered cutpaper flowers, her creativity and imagination took the basic concepts and led her to making flowers of many different colors, shapes, and styles. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2140 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

Summer book sale to be held at Missouri City Library Enjoy the best book bargains around at the Friends of the Missouri City Branch Library’s Summer Book Sale on Saturday, July 20, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, at 1530 Texas Parkway. All books and other materials will be available at tremendous bargains. The selection includes gentlyused books, music CDs, videos, and audiobooks on CD or cassette. Find cookbooks, computer books, textbooks, encyclopedia sets, newer-release movies, bestseller books, popular music CDs, and much

Learn about internet safety at library program on Wednesday, July 24 Deputy Gerard Argao, an officer with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Unit, will discuss Internet Safety Tips for Parents, at University Branch Library on Wednesday, July 24, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar

Learn about Brazos Bend State Park's wildlife at library Missouri City Branch Library will host special guests -- of the wildlife variety -- from Brazos Bend State Park on Saturday, July 27, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. A baby American alligator and a milk snake will accompany Judy Strauss, Events Coordinator of the Brazos

Bend State Park Volunteer Organization, to the library for the afternoon. Learn about some of the wildlife that visitors may see at the nearby state park when they go there. Strauss will also bring the skulls of an American alligator and a crocodile so that visitors can see the differences between the two. Hear an overview of

more at prices ranging from 50¢ to $2.00. The Friends group is instrumental in providing financial support to the library for adult and children’s programs throughout the year. Money that the group raises from major fundraisers like the book sales and membership dues also benefits the library in other ways, by providing for materials and educational opportunities not covered by the county budget. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100, or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

the park, its facilities, and the activities that are available there for the public, such as camping, fishing, and hiking and cycling on the park’s many trails. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

Land, on the UH campus. The Internet can be a source of information and entertainment, but users should be aware of possible dangers and be vigilant for online predators. Deputy Argao will address safety issues of which parents should be aware, so that they may ensure that their children may enjoy safe, enjoyable, and productive use of the Internet and its resources. He will discuss the positive uses of social networking websites, as well as the risks involved with unsupervised use of these sites. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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Literacy Council of Fort Bend offers tutor training Become an essential part of an adult student’s life by signing up to be a tutor at the Literacy Council. The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County will be holding tutor training on Monday, July 8 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 10 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday, July 15 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Wednesday, July

17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. After 12 hours of training, outstanding volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults.  The trainings prepare tutors to organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques, understand the purpose of the Literacy





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SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • 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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Council and much more. Tutors do not need knowledge of any foreign language, nor do they need formal teaching experience. There are only three qualifications needed to become a tutor at the Literacy Council, a desire to help adult students, patience and commitment to three hours of tutoring per week. Tutor hours vary according to the tutor’s schedule. The Literacy Council is especially in need of “Night Owls” who would like to volunteer to tutor in the evenings. In addition to tutoring at the Literacy Council’s main location in Sugar Land, volunteer tutors are needed at over 20 outreach locations across Fort Bend County.  Outreach locations allow tutors to be placed at a location near their home. 

If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by becoming a tutor, please contact the Literacy Council at 281.240.8181 or visit the

website at www.ftbendliteracy. org. The next tutor training dates are July 8, 10, 15 and 17. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”

Shown in the photo at the May Tutor Training Session: Front Row, Left to Right: A.J. Patel, Alissa Le, and Amber Patel; Second Row, Left to Right: Manuel Najar, Mallory Dupuis, Leaundra Grace, Michelle Sorensen, and Neha Banka; Back Row, Left to Right: Tom Lotti, Phyllis Merrill, and Katherine Eggert.

Imperial Arts presents "Willy Wonka" in July Imperial Arts and Queen Theatre are proud to announce a collaboration to present Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA, the timeless story of the worldfamous candy man and his quest to find an heir in a Theatre for Young Audiences stage adaptation of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Performances will run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays July 18 through 28 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.) at Imperial Arts'

Center for the Arts - 823 3rd Street, Rosenberg. "This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth," said Queen Theatre's Executive Director, Erika Waldorf. "With this show's lively score and fun story, your young audience members will be on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!" Imperial Arts' Executive Director, Edward Crowell said, "We are delighted to once again present the Queen Theatre for this delightful musical! Queen Theatre is a wonderful community and children's

Sugar Land Superstar second round is July 13 The second round of Sugar Land Superstar – Sugar Land’s American Idol-like competition – will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Plaza of Sugar Land Town Square. A previously selected group of talented singers ages 14 and up will perform live in the Plaza, and ultimately, five will be named finalists by a group of local, celebrity judges. Savannah Schackett, former junior superstar contestant, will kick off the evening with a concert at 7 p.m. The five finalists named at the event will join the previously selected finalists to compete for the title of Sugar Land Superstar at the finale on Saturday, Aug. 10. The 2013 Sugar Land Superstar will win a prize package from Sugar Land Town Square restaurants and retailers, and the opportunity to perform at future Town Square events. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the Plaza. For additional information



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theatre organization, with whom we hope to continue a strong partnership. It has been my pleasure to attend several Queen Theatre productions, and I can assure Imperial audiences that they will be entertained and have a great experience. Bring the kids and grandkids and win with this fun show!" Imperial will host three weeks of Queen Theatre's six weeks of Summer Music Theatre Camps for children and students. Information about all six weeks of theatre camp can be found on the Queen Theatre website . Tickets for Willy Wonka are now on sale at www. . General Admission seating is $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors (55+), children (12 and under), students (with ID), and military (with ID). Please call in advance for any special accommodations - 281.277.7444.

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Lolo Luau planned for July 20 at Imperial Park Recreation Center ALOHA! Every family, or 'ohana as the Hawaiians would say, is invited to experience an authentic island evening at the Imperial Park Recreation Center's Lolo Luau on July 20 from 6-9 p.m. With a little imagination, Sugar Land and surrounding communities are welcome to take a pretend vacation to Hawaii by driving a short distance to Sugar

Land's recreation center. Palm trees, coconuts and white sand await those who attend. The evening will begin with refreshing tropical beverages and a traditional ceremony that will include themed conch shell music announcing the start of festivities. Guests may join the fun by listening to island melodies and enjoying a delicious buffet full of native

Hawaiian cuisine such as fried shrimp and pineapple cake. Entertainment will include hula dancers telling stories with native dance moves and warrior men performing a dramatic fire and knife show. The evening will conclude with exciting tropic rhythm and beats provided by the popular band Drums of the Pacific. Tickets are $10 per recreation center member

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and $20 per non-member. Each ticket will provide free admission for one child under 12. Tickets for additional children will cost $5 each.  Space is limited, so call today for tickets. The Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, is located at next to Imperial Park and the T.E. Harman Center. For more information, call (281) 275-2885.

Total Package Youth Basketball holding garage sale this weekend The Total Package Organization (“TP”), a 501© 3 non-profit, was created to help student athletes, ages 8-18, develop into responsible individuals and understand that teamwork, discipline, hard work, commitment, and respect are critical to success in life, school, and basketball.   This group is having a last minute charity garage sale, multiple families, this Friday and Saturday, July 5 and July 6, 8 a.m., 7111 Savannah Glen Lane, Bridlewood Estates,

omg Inside Fort Bend University Boulevard stretch continues Univeristy Boulevard’s continued construction is now underway and a new section will continue the boulevard from what is called Ditch H next to Sam’s Club up to U.S. 90A . That means the addition to University Boulevard will add to a continuous loop from State Highway 6 in Missouri City to US 90A in Sugar Land. This is part of a long range plan creating the ‘Burney Loop,’ and future phases will continue University Boulevard across the railroad tracks near Constellation Field and up to Burney Road.

Richmond, to try and earn much needed funds for their trip to go to Nationals in San Antonio on the 11th and 12th of this month. An elite basketball program attracts children to TP, but education is the foundation and priority.  All players must maintain at least a C average to remain eligible

George Memorial Library will present “Understanding Child Behavior: Helping Children Succeed,” on Saturday, July 27, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Children who are acting out may be doing so because they feel that their needs are not being met. In this program, experienced parent coach Jacqueline RyanNewman will discuss common childhood behaviors and how a child’s unmet needs may lead

to negative behavior. Those attending should gain a better understanding of some of the key factors that influence a child’s thoughts and feelings. By knowing the issues that lead to negative behavior, parents, teachers, and childcare providers may fulfill the needs of the child before the acting out begins. Jacqueline Ryan-Newman is the director, parent coach, and trainer for a community-based training program called FLUID (Family Life Under Inspired Direction). She has worked with Children’s

Wharton CJC hosting free camps in developmental reading, writing, math Wharton County Junior College will host two Summer Boot Camps for students whose Compass test scores indicate they need help in developmental reading, writing and/or math. Both camps are free, but preregistration is required. Camp hours are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The first camp takes place from July 22-26 on WCJC’s Sugar Land campus, while the second one takes place from July 29 to August 2 on WCJC’s Wharton campus.


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great need of support and funding to continue in their outreach efforts. Their student athletes participate in a number of tournaments each year and they encounter many operational fees and program expenses. In addition, they offer scholarships to athletes in need of financial assistance. 

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and we will work with students, tutors, parents, teachers, and school counselors to ensure that our student players maintain an acceptable grade point average. You can imagine the positive impact on the kids in our community and their families. TP has many dedicated volunteers but they are in

In addition to receiving help in study skills, reading, writing and/or math, all participants will receive light breakfast, gift card and T-shirt. The ACT Compass® test serves as a placement test for incoming students to evaluate their skills in reading, writing, math and English. For more information, or to register, contact Dr. Robin Nealy at 281-239-1590 or robinn@ or Ava Humme at 979532-6435 or


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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


Recently trained volunteers shown with Judge Ronald Pope of the 428th Judicial District Court are (L to R): Rhonda Miller, Tara Johnson, Caroline Bordelon, Helen Noble, Letha Hensley, Cheryl Fletcher, Charlotte Murphy, and Cecilia Soto. Are you looking for something meaningful to do this summer and interested in making a difference in the lives of children? July 29 to August 2 from 9:00am until 4pm daily, Child Advocates of Fort Bend is offering a week-long training class to train volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. This is your last opportunity this year to complete the volunteer training class in a single week. Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing a


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Qualified companies are invited to submit proposals to Stafford Municipal School District for Copy Machines Lease, RFP# 2013-0009, at the Stafford MSD administration building, 1625 Staffordshire Rd, Stafford, Texas before 2:00 p.m. local standard time on the 22nd day of July, 2013. Bid document can be found on the District’s website: 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: An Ordinance deleting the maximum front yard requirement in Section 102-194(e) (2)a. of the City of Stafford Zoning Ordinance 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

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Skeeters win first half Freedom Division Championship With an all-time best firsthalf record of 47-23, the Sugar Land Skeeters have officially clinched an Atlantic League postseason playoff spot and been named first half Freedom Division Champions. The title marks the first-ever playoff berth for the young franchise in just its second season as a part of the Atlantic

League of Professional Baseball. Despite the movement of five members from the club’s roster to Major League organizations in 2013, the Skeeters established a new Atlantic League record for wins in a first half with a 47-23 record. The previous record for wins in a first half was held by the Lancaster Barnstormers




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Exchange Club of Sugar Land inducts new president The Exchange Club of Sugar Land inducted Robert Kern as this year's President on June 26. Retired Judge Kern and his officers, board members and club members are planning a great year of service to the Fort Bend community. For over 100 years, the volunteer efforts of more than 700 Exchange Clubs across the Nation sponsor activities to promote the Prevention of Child Abuse, Development of Youth, Americanism and Community Service. Exchange club of Sugar Land projects like "Santa's Exchange" which distributes over 10,000 toys annually to

underprivileged children, "Walk with Pride" which provides over 900 children with new school shoes, are just two examples of its service to the community. Exchange also promotes crime

prevention, serves senior citizens and children, recognizes military and public safety providers. Each year our fundraiser "Spaghetti Dinner" provides over $100,000 to local charities. For more information go to

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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. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: 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 281238-3428. 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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Hot in more ways than one! The Tri City Business Alliance’s event this past Saturday to raise funds for the Missouri City police department and the city’s animal shelter program brought out die-hard local area charitable supporters on a hot summer day…not feeling like, but reportedly recording 106 degrees. Held at the Red Oak Grill in Missouri City, there was even a silent auction with romantic weekend getaways, tickets to the Astros and Skeeters baseball games, and more treats under several tents that helped cool down the temperature, but not the intentions of the contributors or participants. Surprising many of those that turned out was a huge paper shredder accommodated in what looked like a full sized moving truck. It was stationed out in the parking lot and participated as one of the organization’s businesses providing its shredding services as an event donation. The Stafford based, locally owned company destroyed documents with its mobile shredding equipment right there…on site… lifting containers much like the automated solids waste trucks do it, except that these bins make it to the truck under lock and key. Those assisting said they do this document destruction for both office and residential customers operating like those

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mobile car doctors do. So, one doesn’t have to go anywhere, but for this event people brought over their papers to be shredded. In the end, the associated benefit of the fundraiser was to expose local businesses to the community. Lake Olympia Animal Hospital was there to tag and vaccinate pets and participated alongside representatives of Missouri City’s Animal Shelter program which passed out information. If you operate a business in Sugar Land, Missouri City or Stafford and want to network and help out with significant community projects, you may want to consider joining the Tri City Business Alliance. For more information, contact David Hamner, 281-261-5007 or and check out what other new and exciting businesses Fort Bend has operating locally, and here, these businesses give back!

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Some of the TriCityBusiness Alliance principals helping at the fundraiser

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July 3, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper  

Fort Bend Countywide Newspaper. Local community, weekly newspaper covering Sugar Land, Stafford, Katy, Missouri City, Richmond and Rosenberg...

July 3, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper  

Fort Bend Countywide Newspaper. Local community, weekly newspaper covering Sugar Land, Stafford, Katy, Missouri City, Richmond and Rosenberg...