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1960’s after the poll tax was declared unconstitutional and abolished. Some may recall or may have been told that there used to be a poll tax, adopted in Texas in 1902, which was a $1.50 to $1.75 fee, paid by prospective eligible voters to register to vote. Today, every county resident who is U.S. citizen over the age of 18 meeting voter eligibility requirements may register to vote and will have VOTER, continued on page 4
New Missouri City motorcycle patrol hits the road Photo by Chris Ramsey
Although the weather wasn’t kind to some July 4th celebrations, this spectacular photo was captured at the Sugar Land firework display at constellation Field Friday night.
Public hearing July 17 A new five-person motorcycle unit is officially patrolling the streets on specially designed Victory cycles. Missouri City saw a 50 percent By Betsy Dolan increase in traffic accidents. The Speeders beware - the boys in new motorcycle unit will be used blue are hitting the roads in a new to target traffic violators while way in Missouri City. allowing patrol vehicles to focus A new five-person motorcycle on protecting neighborhoods and unit is officially patrolling the businesses. streets on specially designed “The newly formed Victory cycles. motorcycle unit offers another While the officers are enjoying opportunity for us to be the ride, their focus is on public responsive to the concerns of our safety. Between 2012 and 2013, MOTORCYCLE, continued on page 4
The Arc celebrates athletes and volunteers at the Athletic Banquent
Lamar CSD considering $243M bond referendum By Betsy Dolan
The Lamar Consolidated Independent School District will hold a public hearing next week to gauge support for a possible $243 million bond proposal in November. Driving the need for a possible bond measure are projections of continued growth in West
and six new elementary schools by the 2019-20 school year. In addition, $3.8 million will be used to expand shell space at the planned Churchill High School in Fulshear. Other items included in the proposed bond include • Land sites, $20M • Technology, $18.9M • Upgrades to existing
Stafford combines Independence celebration with driver safety demonstrations By Karen Daniels
The Stafford Police Department recently received By Karen Daniels a $10K grant from State Farm There was a “warm, fuzzy Insurance to purchase and feeling in the air” at The Arc’s implement a driver safety course Annual Athletic Banquet for SMSD high school students. on June 28, at the Missouri With the new equipment’s recent City Community Center. arrival, what better place to Two-hundred and thirty display the gear than the 39th people attended the event that Annual Independence Party celebrates the participants at the Stafford Centre. With and says thank you to the storm clouds and lightening volunteers. The Arc provides ARC, continued on page 4 strikes lingering over Houston, to everyone’s amazement, the severe weather dissipated at the County’s edge, bringing only gentle breezes and cooler temperatures to the July 3rd party. The parade, carnival, dedication and live music—day one of a two-day celebration—was well attended all evening long. As attendees entered Festival Field, the Stafford police department proudly set up the driver safety course for the public to view. The first demonstration Smiles abound all around as these special olympians show off their showed the effects of seat belts trophies! versus no seat belts with a quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At the banquet, the bowling league, Special Olympics’ dignitaries, and the “incredible” volunteers were honored with awards while they dined on BBQ, and danced the afternoon away with a DJ. Margo Pasko, Director of
Fort Bend County, particularly Fulshear over the next decade. According to the LCISD website, enrollment will increase from 28,141 students in the 2014-15 school year to 44,218 students by the 2022-2023 school year. The majority of the proposed bond amount would go toward new construction, including a new middle school in Fulshear
rollover simulator. The cab of a truck turned like a rotisserie. With seat belts, the manikins (driver and baby in a car seat) are safe and stay secured. Without seat belts, the driver was tossed out the side window (windows shatter almost immediately in a
roll-over) and the baby remained in the truck cab, with its child seat rotated. Chief Bonny Krahn wants everyone to know, officers included, “Nothing warrants not wearing your seatbelt.” STAFFORD, continued on page 4
Man abducts woman; shoots self By LeaAnne Klentzman
Courage and quick thinking result in the release of an abducted Stafford woman. Early Saturday morning, at about 7:30 am, a 79 year old woman was searching for cans long the roadside of FM 1092 in Stafford. While she was focused on can retrieval, a man approached her from behind, put a gun in her back and ordered her to get into her car. She did as he demanded, she got behind the wheel; he got into the back seat behind her. He ordered her to drive. As she drove, she frantically honked at every car and
pedestrian she passed. Each time she honked, her armed abductor would smack her in the head. Eventually she ended up on Dulles Avenue. As she traveled down Dulles she saw a crowd at Soliz House of Tacos in the 300 block of Dulles; she pulled in honking and yelling for help, her abductor bolted from the car and ran. Responding Stafford Police were assisted by Sugar Land Police in their pursuit of the young male abductor. According to authorities, the armed suspect ran from police along the fence line, jumping back and forth over ABDUCTS, continued on page 4
facilities, $15.2M • Transportation, $5.1M • Satellite agriculture barn, $3.7M • Band storage at LCHS & Terry, $1.4M • Baseball/softball complex improvements, Terry, $975,000 • Baseball scoreboard/stands, Foster, $40,000 A $40 million multi-purpose convention center was originally part of the discussion but was removed from the list. LCISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle said Fort Bend County is considering a similar facility and the district decided not to include it. LCSD, continued on page 4
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After a months-long search, Missouri City Councilmembers announced at their July 7 Regular Meeting that former Assistant Chief of Operations Mike Berezin would be sworn in as the City’s new Chief of Police on July 9 at the Public Safety Headquarters. “Having been with the City for more than 25 years, I consider it an honor to work with my fellow Missouri City employees,” Chief Berezin said. “Council, for as long as I can remember, has always been supportive of my department, and I’m grateful to serve the City as Police Chief.” Chief Berezin has been serving as the City’s Interim Police Chief since former Chief Joel Fitzgerald left to serve as the head of the Allentown, Pa., Police Department, in January of this year. Well-known for his leadership and exemplary service, Chief Berezin was promoted to his assistant chief position in 2011 and
was in command of the Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions. Throughout his tenure with the City, Chief Berezin has endeared himself to the countless citizens he has met while serving to protect the community. He quickly rose the ranks of the Missouri City Police Department, building his way up every rank in the department and climbing “every rung on the ladder,” as he puts it. Under previous leadership, he has helped the City become ranked one of the top 20 safest cities in Texas by Safe Wise, a company that specializes in security systems; and he helped facilitate the department’s participation in the City’s homeowners’ association outreach program. Thanking Council for the opportunity to lead Missouri City’s finest, Chief Berezin said: “You’ve always been there to give the department positive critiques regarding enforcement.” He began his law-enforcement
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The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) along with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital (MHSLH) presented the FBJSL Spring Fling “Black & White Bash” on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Sugar Land Skeeters Insperity Club at Constellation Field. The sold out event was a tremendous success and raised a record breaking $168,000 for Fort Bend Family Promise and the FBJSL Community Assistance Fund (CAF). Guests enjoyed a fabulous evening of casino games, dancing, auction, a seated dinner, and even had a chance to knock one out of the park with batting practice. Guests were also welcomed with a surprise guest, Shaquille O’Neal, at the event. This year’s Co-Chairs, Melissa Hayslip, KK West and Johnnie Wright, along with the FBJSL Spring Fling Committee are grateful for the support of our presenting sponsor, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the numerous other businesses and individuals whose generous sponsorships and
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City Council salutes Police Chief Mike Berezin at their July 7 meeting. Members from left: Chris Preston (At Large Position #2), Jerry Wyatt (At Large Position #1), Floyd Emery (District D), Chief Berezin, Yolanda Ford (District A), Mayor Pro Tem Robin Elackatt (District C), Don Smith (District B) and Mayor Allen Owen. career with the Missouri City Police Department in January 1989 as a Patrol Officer. He has since served as Field Training Officer, Crime Scene Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant and Captain of the Patrol Division. In that position, he oversaw the department’s respected community outreach program through which supervisors are assigned to attend homeowners’ association meetings and collaborate with residents on crime prevention measures. In 1990, Chief Berezin was honored as “Officer of the Year” by the Fort Bend County 100 Club; the award was also bestowed on him in 2001 by the 100 Club of Greater Houston. “It is an honor to work alongside someone as dedicated to not only his department but to the entire Missouri City
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a shield from gun fire when the bike is turned on its side. The bikes are equipped to hold and store a full-size collapsible rifle, include an iPod/iPad docking station and a camera recording system. “We went through a pretty rigorous trial period, looking at bikes used in nearby departments and testing out different types, and Chief (Berezin) knew that the Victory vehicles were the best for our outfit," said Officer Norwood. The motorcycle unit’s implementation is the result of several years of effort on behalf of City Council, Police Department staff, City employees and several former Missouri City leaders such as former Chief of Police Joel Fitzgerald and former Councilmember Brett Kolaja. City Council approved the formation and funding of the unit in 2013; revenues from a Council-approved property tax increase the same year were allocated to fund the motorcycle unit, one new firefighter and employee salary adjustments. “It is very satisfying to see something we’ve worked so hard to bring to the City finally implemented,” City Councilmember Jerry Wyatt said. “I know the members of our Police Department are excited to begin patrolling on their new vehicles, and more importantly I know this will be a great benefit to our citizens.”
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the right to vote in elections, a right taken for granted as evident in recent voter turnouts. For almost 50 years, Texas has allocated the funds for voter participation, which used to be directly deposited in a county’s treasury until 1987. Now the disbursement of money requires prior approval before it is provided. It is intended to pay for items or services that will increase the number of registered voters, maintain
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Transition Programs, said, “Everyone was so happy and left with a smile on their face.” The athletic groups are open to adult individuals post high school, up to any age. There are 8 different sports sponsored by The Arc: Bocce, basketball, volleyball, bowling, track & field, softball, aquatics, and their newest sport offered, golf. Currently, The Arc is looking for more volunteers for this activity.
HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994
SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310
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
4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Missions & Muffins: 9:00 am Worship Service: 10:00 am www.southminpres.org
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND • 281-240-3195 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am Sunday School for All Ages 9:30am Pastor's Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 pm
3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am the hub - 11:00am LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611 www.cumcsl.org
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Sunday School all ages: 9:15 AM Worship Service: 10:30 AM www.fumcmc.org
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
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729
SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org
800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship
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MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.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
SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881
FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055
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
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Riverbend Country Club has generously donated the cart and green fees, but more golf cart drivers are needed to safely expand enrollment. Bocce ball is picking up interest, thanks to two volunteers from Chevron Corporation. Beginning in mid-July, this activity will start up again at the First Colony Community Association, by the lake, on Tuesday evenings. Coming soon, for the first time, will be a 5-County regional
bocce tournament on September 7. Plans are being finalized, but the event will be held at one of the “Sugar Land area school campuses.” In all sports combined, approximately 85100 individuals participate at this time, ranging from ages 1870 (no age limit). Membership is annual: $20 - individual; $50 - family. The Arc provides uniforms, meals, and other logistical needs. If you would like more information, call 281494-5928 or visit their website: www.arcoffortbend.org.
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A public hearing on the proposed plan will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17 at the Brazos Crossing Administration Building, 3911 Ave. I in Rosenberg. The public hearing was originally scheduled for June 24 but was pushed back to allow more time for the district to raise community awareness about the proposed measure. Community members can
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the same and Oldham said it “varies widely year to year.” The county’s elections administration reports it has not yet developed a budget for the 2014 funds. Any expenditures, said Oldham, have to be approved be the Secretary of State, Nandita Berry. Berry, appointed by Governor Rick Perry and sworn into office at the beginning of the year, is the first Indian-American to hold the office. She is married to Houston area radio talk show host and Fort Bend business owner Michael Berry.
The Arc celebrates athletes and volunteers at the Athletic Banquent
and report an accurate list of registered voters and/or increase the efficiency of the voter registration office. “We typically use these funds to pay for temp workers processing voter registration forms in peak times,” Fort Bend County Elections Administrator John Oldham told the Star. He also said the funds have been used to pay for hardware upgrades, staff training and for software license fees for voter registration software. But the amount is not always
work…leaving her soon to be ex at the house. So, he got his wish, although alone, he was King of his home. But that wasn’t good enough. So, he spent the day calling his soon to be ex at work threatening to burn down the house.
find more information from the Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee meetings online at the district website: http:// www.lcisd.org/about/bondinformation. A 60-member, citizen-led bond committee, has been meeting since May to prioritize possible items for inclusion in the measure. The committee consisted of 18 members appointed by trustees, 26 community members, 8 campus administrators and 8 students.
The LCISD Board of Trustees would need to make a decision on the bond referendum by August 18 to meet the deadline for submission onto the November ballot. In 2011, voters passed a $249 million bond package for the construction of two new elementary schools, two new middle/junior highs, a high school, a natatorium, an ag barn, a satellite transportation facility and upgrades throughout the district.
Imagine her surprise when later that day, he calls and tells her the house in on fire! But it was not his fault, it was a faulty lamp. Yeah, well, not only did the soon to be ex not buy that story, neither did the Fort Bend Fire Marshall. After the fire was out, Mr. King of the Flaming Castle spent the evening rollerblading through the neighborhood while
his soon to be ex spent hours at a nearby McDonalds arranging for a place for the children to sleep. Umm, Humm… After being convicted by a jury, he was given a 10 year prison sentence for Arson. Well, Mr. King of the Flaming Castle, seems the citizens of Fort Bend County have found you a place to live… for a while!
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Next was the use of the drunk-goggles. These goggles imitate certain degrees of alcohol intoxication and opioid impairment by reducing the user's alertness and reaction time, which in turn leads to impaired depth perception and coordination. The heel-toe test was conducted first without the goggles, and that was challenging enough, but when the goggles were added, three times the legal limit, double-vision and fuzziness made the test impossible, and one by one, everyone failed. Julian Perez tried the opioid goggles, and when asked to pick up his keys from the ground, two officers prevented him from falling. Last was the Drunk-Buster scooters which are like 4-wheeled bicycles. A track with orange-colored cones curved around the parking lot. You were instructed to ride around the course first to familiarize yourself
Stafford communities enjoys celebrate July 4th Independence Day. with it. On the second go-around, you wore the goggles that simulated twice the legal limit. Krystal Flores, criminal justice student, completed the task already knowing driving drunk isn’t worth the consequences. Some individuals could actually get through the track without knocking over a single cone, but they pedaled very slowly. “Driving slower is a sign of intoxication,” Chief Krahn said. “People driving under the speed
limit are just as dangerous as those driving over the speed limit.”
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each side of him. The suspect is believed to those fences between Dulles and be from the Fort Worth area Brand Lane. Once the suspect but possibly has family in far and his pursuers reached an southeast Fort Bend County or apartment complex along Dulles northern Brazoria County. the suspect ran up the stairs to the At press time Stafford Police third floor. Still outside along the were still working on next of public walkways of the apartment kin notification. The 79 year old complex, the 19 year old woman, while roughed up and suspect shot himself as officers sore, is in good shape according converged from the staircases on to police. ABDUCTS, continued from page 1
Drug dog “Rik” and his man handler snag 115.4 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of about 1.4 mil from a northbound truck on US 59.
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Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors Club holds scholarship awards luncheon
FBFN Foundation, the charitable arm of Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors women’s social club, awarded $2,500 college scholarships to five Fort Bend County students at the Education: The Key to Success luncheon held at BraeBurn Country Club, Houston, Texas, on Thursday, May 15. Fort Bend Independent School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Charles Dupre, delivered the keynote speech and assisted in the scholarship awards presentation. The FBFN Foundation’s Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to local students seeking to reach their higher educational goals at one of the Fort Bend County college campuses of Wharton County Junior College (including Fort Bend Technical Center), Houston Community College, and the University of Houston Sugar Land. Funds for the scholarships were raised by FBFN Foundation and its’ members through an annual silent auction, Fish City
Shown l-r are: 2013-2014 FBFN Foundation President, Nancy Frank; Brenda Garcia; FBISD Superintendent, Dr. Charles Dupre; Mercedes Hernandez; Katelyn Zwahr; Laura Gutierrez; FBFN Foundation Vice President Scholarships, Marilyn Davis; and Stephanie Torres. Grill’s 1st Tuesday Benefit, and monetary donations received from gracious individuals, civic groups, and corporate donors who share FBFN Foundation’s mission and look to support the primary resource for our future – our children. Scholarships were presented by Dr. Charles Dupre and FBFN Foundation President, Nancy Frank, to Brenda Garcia, Willowridge High School, attending Houston Community College Stafford Campus; Laura
Gutierrez, B F Terry High School, attending Wharton County Junior College Richmond Campus; Mercedes Hernandez, 2nd year recipient, attending Wharton County Junior College Sugar Land Campus; Stephanie Torres, B F Terry High School, attending Wharton County Junior College Richmond Campus; and Katelyn Zwahr, 2nd year recipient, attending Wharton County Junior College Richmond Campus.
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2014 Atlantic League All Star game roster named The 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game to be held at Constellation Field has a new format, as the Sugar Land Skeeters will take on the best of the Atlantic League in a “Texas vs. East Coast” matchup. This year’s Atlantic League All-Star Game visitor roster was announced by Atlantic League Officials and features players from the remaining seven teams who received the most votes from the fans, teams and the media. Atlantic League infielders who are announced for the All-Star Game are catchers J.R. Towles of Bridgeport and Adam Donachie of Somerset; first baseman Johan Limonta of York; second baseman Eric Patterson of York; shortstop Wilson Valdez of York; third baseman Corey Smith; utility players Amadeo Zazueta of Southern Maryland and Lance Zawadzki of Lancaster; outfielders Lew Ford of Long Island, Cole Garner of Lancaster, James Simmons of
Bridgeport and Adam Bailey of Long Island; and designated hitter Alex Hudak of Camden. Atlantic League pitchers who made the All-Star roster are Jake Hale and Matt Gorgen of Camden; Matt Zielinski of Somerset; Chris Schwinden of Lancaster; Rommie Lewis of York; Tim Gustafson of Bridgeport; Jim Ed Warden and Erik Hamren of Southern Maryland; and Shaun Garceau of Long Island. The All-Star coaching staff will include manager Butch Hobson of Lancaster; pitching coach Cory Domel of Somerset; and hitting coach Stan Cliburn of Lancaster. There will also be Honorary Managers for both teams including Deacon Jones, Special Assistant to the Sugar Land Skeeters, who will be with the home team; and Bob
initiatives during his tenure as city manager include the creation of the awardwinning Sugar Land Town Square, a growing economic development program and the relocation of the United States corporate headquarters of companies like Minute Maid, the recognition of Sugar
Pedestrian, bike improvements approved by Sugar Land City Council
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It seems like it was just the other day that Texas Instruments announced it would be moving its operations from Stafford down the street to Sugar Land. The Dallas-based company broke ground last year in
1,000 comments; • nine stakeholder meetings; • a public meeting with more than 50 attendees; and • an Online Town Hall. The plan identifies a future network that includes 24 miles of bike lanes, an additional 18 miles of on-street shared lanes for bicycles and 128 miles of pedestrian and bike paths The network of pedestrian and bicycle routes will focus on connecting key destinations such as schools and commercial areas. In addition, the plan identifies areas for improved crossings at major barriers such as U.S. Highway 59, State Highway 6, U.S. Highway 90A, the railroad and the Brazos River. For more information about Sugar Land's Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/pedbike.
April and began constructing the 160,000-square-foot facility on 7-acres at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard. Today, the new site, designed by Powers Brown Architecture and built by E.E. Reed Construction, represents what some have termed the newest corporate building in Sugar Land. It already underwent a sneak preview and the formal opening will take place towards the end of the month. The $35 million facility is expected to employ about 375 people.
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Watson, former Major League general manager and player, who will join the visiting team. The 2014 Atlantic League All-Star festivities will begin on Tuesday, July 15 as Memorial Hermann presents the Atlantic League All-Star Fan Fest featuring a “Pros vs. Joes” whiffle ball game and Kevin Fowler concert for fans to enjoy. The 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game will take place on Wednesday, July 16th at Constellation Field. For more information visit sugarlandskeeters.com or call 281-240-4487.
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Sugar Land Infrastructure update set for July 24 The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host the Sugar Land Infrastructure Update on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with City Manager Allen Bogard. The breakfast will be held at The Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, from 7:30 – 9:00 AM. The presenting sponsorship has generously been provided by Republic Services and the event is underwritten by HuittZollars. City Manager Allen Bogard has been with the City of Sugar Land for over 18 years and has served as city manager since 2001. Since becoming city manager in Sugar Land, his leadership as the organization works to implement the city council’s vision for Sugar Land has contributed to the city being recognized as one of the best and safest places to live in the country. Accomplishments and
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SIENNA PLANTATION - Extraordinary Showplace on Waterfront lot w/ expansive water views! Enjoy new home feel of this lightly lived in & meticulously clean 2011 home. Perfect outdoor entertainment venue on extended Flagstone Patio. Oversized island is focal point of this well designed/open floor plan w/ spacious rooms. Tall windows bring the outdoors in! Handscraped wood floors,upscale backsplash. Master w/ sitting Area, His and Hers oversized closets. Large Game Room w/iron railing. Media & Sweeping iron staircase. $364,900 CALL DEBBIE MARCELL AT 281-782-2102 (3202LO)
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Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine gives back to FBISD Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sugar Land offers their annual sports physicals for Fort Bend and Alief Independent School Districts’ middle school and high school athletes. They have been associated with these school districts for more than 15 years as team physicians. University Interscholastic League (UIL) requires all high school athletes to undergo and pass a physical examination prior to participating in sports. Physical evaluations include
testing height, weight, vision, blood pressure, pulse, ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs, abdomen, spine and all joints in the upper and lower body. Physicians discuss the athletes’ medical history and consult with them and their parents if further evaluation is necessary prior to releasing them to participate in sports. “We truly enjoy working with the schools in Fort Bend County,” said Dr. Vincent Phan, orthopedic surgeon and team physician. “I grew up here and actually went to Elsik
D. Dean Dominy, III, M.D., Hand & Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Surgery; Kenneth M. Renney, M.D., Sports Medicine; Jeffrey B. Wood, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgery; Eddie T. Matsu, M.D., General Orthopedics, Joint Replacement Surgery; Mark W. Maffet, M.D., Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine; Timothy C. Sitter, M.D., Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine; Vincent C. Phan, M.D., Hand & Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Surgery; Carl A. Hicks, M.D., Joint Replacement Surgery; Ray R. Valdez, M.D., Foot & Ankle, Orthopedic Surgery; David A. Braunreiter, M.D., Sports Medicine, Concussion Management; Anthony J. Muffoletto, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgery and Jeffrey A. Kozak, D.O., Sports Medicine, Concussion Management.
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Child Advocates of Fort Bend offers week long training class Are you looking for something meaningful to do this summer and interested in making a difference in the lives of children? July 28 to August 1, 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 voice for abused and neglected children in Fort Bend County. With an army of volunteers, Child Advocates of Fort Bend currently serves more than 400 children each month through its Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program and Children’s Advocacy Center.
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Brownie Girl Scout Troop donates books
Representing Brownie Girl Scout Troop 11024, Marabelle Smith, Amaya Harper, Kaitlyn McNease and Kelise Jones (pictured left to right), donated 900 books to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. When the time came for the girls to decide on their community project, Smith, a former patient at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, suggested collecting books for the hospital, which would offer pediatric patients such as herself an even larger reading selection during their stay. In late May, the troop launched a book drive at a number of local elementary schools, leading to Tuesday’s very generous donation to the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital library.
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High School, so it is an honor to come back and support the players. We look forward to continuing to support these school districts.” Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sugar Land generously donates proceeds that are generated from the physical examinations back to the school’s athletic training programs. In the last five years, this group of physicians has donated more than $250,000 back to local schools. Athletic trainers use this money to purchase the necessary equipment they need for the upcoming school year in addition to what their budget allows. “Partnering with this physician group has allowed me the ability to buy better rehab equipment for those students who get hurt on the field,” said June Tomlin, athletic trainer at Elkins High School. Other local high schools have used the money donated for things such as Under Armour game shirts and practice t-shirts for student
athletic trainers, braces for the athletes, winter jackets for student athletic trainers, rehab equipment, team plaques and student athletic trainer field trips. But performing physical examinations is just part of being the team physician. Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physicians support coaches, athletic trainers and players throughout the school year, according to Randy Cunningham, head coach at Travis High School. “With the help of these physicians, we can rest assured that our athletes are in good hands and are receiving the care they need and deserve,” Cunningham said. Tomlin concurred, saying, “It is always reassuring to know that the physicians will be there for the athletes whether it is for physicals before season, injury during the game or a visit to their office after the game.” "It is a privilege to work hands on with an exceptional group of athletic trainers and coaches,” said Dr. Timothy Sitter, orthopedic surgeon and
team physician. “I thoroughly enjoy the relationship that we have developed with the FBISD and AISD staff and look forward to continuing to work together in the future.” On Saturday, August 9, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine will host Extracurricular PreParticipation Physicals and Health Expo from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Wheeler Field House, 16403 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land. Orthopedic, sports medicine and cardiology specialists will be on site to provide additional clearance as needed. The cost is only $20 cash for ages 12-18. Be sure to also bring the UIL Physician Evaluation form which can be printed off our website, www.houstonmethodist.org/ student-physicals-sugar-land" houstonmethodist.org/studentphysicals-sugar-land. Students receiving a physical will also get a free t-shirt. For more information, email athletictrainer@ houstonmethodist.org or call 281.340.6420.
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This beautifully appointed Perry Home is a custom home, without the custom price! Not an upgrade has been missed! Almost $200K in upgrades. This plan offers both formals, a study, a game room and a media room. All rooms are spacious and closet space is fabulous. Gourmet kitchen has upgraded cabinetry with custom pull-outs, double ovens & built-in KitchenAid fridge. Master suite has a large sitting area. Backyard oasis has a beautiful salt water pool, with hot tub. Cabana bath & oversized garage. (2827BR) $439,000
The one story Trendmaker is beautifully appointed. It offers 4 bedrooms, formal dining room, a study and a game room, all on one floor! Living areas have upgraded tile and formal dining has hardwoods. The gourmet kitchen is fabulous... the oversized island is great for casual dining or serving. You enter a guest suite, through the large game room. Game room could be used as a media room, toy room and more! Family room has a custom built-in. Whole house generator was a $14K upgrade. (3210BE) $389,000
This beautiful Perry Home has it all! Floor plan offers 4 bedrooms, both formals and a large game room. The extended entry and family room have oversized ceramic tile flooring, while formals have hard woods. Famiy room has floor to ceiling windows. Kitchen is large and has stainless appliances and a fabulous commercial grade six burner Wolf cooktop. All upstairs bedrooms and closets are very spacious. Walk to a ‘’catch and release’’ fishing lake. Zoned to exemplary Scanlan Oaks Elementary. (2226DA) $319,000
This one and a half story Plantation Home has everything you need, in a floor plan! 3 bedrooms, and a flex room downstairs, plus an upstairs game room. Study and dining room are located off the foyer. The gourmet kitchen has a huge island, granite and raised panel maple cabinets. Plantation shutters in living areas and master and Plantation blinds in bedrooms. Study, dining room and family room have hand scraped wood flooring. Bike to elementary school, Camp Sienna and the Sienna Stables. (3315BS)
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Central Fort Bend Chamber’s 2014 Congressional Update set for July 21 The Central Fort Bend Chamber will conduct its 2014 Congressional Update Breakfast on Monday, July 21 at Fort Bend Country Club, 2627 FM 762, Richmond. Pete Olson, Congressman, Dist. 22, will update attendees on national legislative issues and how they will affect our state,
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Elkins HS's Ruhika Roy was recognized for science project Ruhika Roy, a senior at Elkins High School was invited to a Scholarships Awards Night on June 4, at the HESS Club, Houston by Instrument Society of America( ISA) to present her spectacular science project “A novel sensor & microcontroller for vibration detection” in front of professional engineers and students. Instrument Society of America (ISA) gave her first place in the engineering category in SEFH
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Free Safe Kids Awareness Day event July 12 Looking for a new Spirit of Texas Family each bike indicating if anything Medicine clinic will host a Safe Kids Awareness Day event on Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m. to noon, 15200 Southwest Fwy, Medical Bldg. 1, Sugar Land. The purpose of the event is to provide children ages 3-12 and their families with an opportunity to learn about safety and prevention. SOTFM has partnered with Hard Hats for Little Heads, Sugar Land police and fire departments to work towards the prevention of unintentional childhood injuries. Young lives are saved through an effort to increase community awareness through safety education, and the distribution of protective equipment. The day will include bicycle safety inspections. Bicycle tires, frames, handlebars, chain guards, and reflectors are checked, and parents receive a check-list for
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volunteer opportunity? The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County needs you! Do you love planning and organizing? They are looking for new faces and fresh ideas for their events. Or is your passion helping others directly? You might be a great fit for their Tutor Training Program! Join them for happy hour at Fabulous You Boutique in
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Progressive Dinner Join the Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Young Professionals for this 3-course progressive dinner, Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Ol’ Railroad Cafe, Another Soda Fountain, BR Vino, in historic Downtown Rosenberg. Cost $30. Call 281-342-5464 for more information. BetterInvesting Club The BetterInvesting Houston Chapter Southwest Model Club will meet Thursday, July 17, 7-9 PM in the community room of the HEB at University Blvd and Highway 6. The Model Club is an operating club. Members make decisions every month on buys-holds-sells and watch educational presentations. The meetings are open to all BI members and the general public. For more info, contact Joe Parks: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit website: www.betterinvesting.org.
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Congressional Update Central Fort Bend Chamber to host this update with Congressman Pete Olson, Monday, July 21, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Fort Bend Country Club. 2627 FM 762, Richmond. $30 members, $40 non-members. Contact Leigh Ann at 281342-5464. Coffee with Rick Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator Rick Branek invites you to bagels/scones & coffee at Mugz Coffee Bar, 503 FM 359, Richmond, Wednesday, July 23, 8-9 a.m., to learn more about how you can help with Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels. Drop him an email if you want to attend … email@example.com.
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Business Resource Expo 2014 Rosenberg Development Corporation will host this Expo Tuesday, July 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Hwy 36 S. Learn about city & community business resources. Free & open to the public. For info call Shannan 281-342-5464 or sstavinoha@CFBCA.org.
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Back-to-School Health Fair Accesshealth is hosting this health fair Sat., August 2, 9 a.m. to noon, Richmond Center, 400 Austin St., Richmond. They will provide a day of health, education, & family fun. For more information email sdebose@ myaccesshealth.org or Sharonda at 281-633-3144. Fall Vegetable Gardening Saturday, August 2: “Fall Vegetable Gardening.” Presented by Fort Bend Master Gardeners. Vegetable specialists at 10 am in the Vegetable Garden. The Demonstration Gardens are open from 9 -11 am, with Master Gardeners available to answer gardening questions. Join THEM at the Agriculture Center at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg. Call 281-341-7068 or visit www. fbmg.com for more information. Bargain book sale Join the First Colony Friends of the Library on Saturday, Aug. 2, 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. for their bargain book sale, First Colony Library, 2121 Austin Parkway. Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/youth books, nonfiction at bargain prices. Donations of good condition books, CDs, & DVDs are accepted during the sale or any time the library is open.
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 12
Coffee with Rick Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator Rick Branek invites you to The Egg and I, 9920 Hwy 90-A, Sugar Land, for a continental breakfast/coffee Tuesday, August 12, 8-9 a.m., to learn more about how you can help with Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels. Drop him an email if you want to attend … firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2014 Health & Wellness Expo Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Health & Wellness Expo will be held Thurs., Sept. 25, Quail Valley Golf Course, 2880 La Quinta, Missouri City, 1 p.m., & Network Nites 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Email: matthew@fortbendcc. org for sponsor info or vendor booth space or call him at 281-491-0277.
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Fall festival & plant sale Sugar Land Garden Club to host this event Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 702 Burney Road, Sugar Land. This festival will feature vendors, kids activities, arts & crafts, landscaping raffle, & more. Plant sale will have unique & seasonal plants for this area. Call 713724-3113 or email@example.com. Details at www.SugarLandGardenClub. org
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St. Jude Give Thanks Walk Fort Bend residents are encouraged to form walk teams, friends, family & co-workers to participate in this walk to support the lifesaving work done by St. Jude, Saturday, November 22. For detailed information contact Anna Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Racing to end child abuse with Richmond Tire & Automotive Thanks to Firestone and Richmond Tire & Automotive, the Richmond community had a rare treat last week. On Thursday, June 19, over 300 adults and children were able to meet race legend Mario Andretti, take photographs and have him autograph their personal items. Local resident Helena Russell was ecstatic, “I’m his biggest fan and this photo of us is going to travel to my family all the way in South America!” On Friday, June 20, anyone over 16 years of age could ride in an Indy 2-seater, street legal race car in exchange for a $20 donation to Child Advocates of Fort Bend. “Where else can you ride in a real Indy race car and drive right past your home,” asked resident Paul Thomasec. Donation proceeds from this exciting 2-day event raised $4,100 for Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB).
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