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Volume XXXV • No. 47

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fort Bend County loses Texas Journalism Icon Beverly Karen Carter 1941-2013

By Patti Parish-Kaminski, LeaAnne Klentzman, Elsa Maxey

Maverick, trailblazer, publisher, writer, editor, teacher, mother, grandmother and friend all describe a Texas icon, a journalistic force for to be reckoned with for the past 35 years. Whether you knew her as Bev, Beverly, B.K., Mom, BB or simply the author of Bev’s Burner, Beverly Karen Carter helped put Fort Bend County on the map and in the process, left an indelible mark on the Fort Bend community.    Bev Carter, owner and publisher of The Fort Bend Star Newspaper, passed away on Saturday, July 6th after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. Bev won numerous state and national awards for her work, and served as the publisher for The Fort Bend Star, the newspaper she built with her children and a few

Photo ID now required when voting By Elsa Maxey

The next time you go vote in Fort Bend, take a photo ID because it will now be required when voting in Texas elections. Locally, that probably means the November 6th upcoming election with Sugar Land about to call it for a $50 million bond referendum, which may list project components individually or in a lump sum. PHOTO ID, continued on page 5

trusted friends. At the helm of the Star, she served as the people’s voice for Fort Bend’s largest circulated newspaper for 35 years and kept local politicians in check with her weekly column affectionately known as Bev’s Burner. Many elected officials felt the heat from Bev’s column that consistently held politicians and government services accountable to the people. Bev founded The Fort Bend Star in 1978, a Fort Bend institution, and since that time, county residents have consistently been able to obtain in-depth reporting from the straight shooting Carter, along with her unique take on politics, policy, community, religion and virtually any other subject that intrigued her. Known for her strong sense of public integrity, Bev and

her “Star” reporters pounded the pavement in Fort Bend to bring their readers insightful and concise information about their community. News without spin was the norm from Carter, and her investigative reporting brought much notoriety to the small, community newspaper that grew into a staple of the Fort Bend community. Bev was asked to share her views with the nation when she was interviewed on the television shows 48 Hours and Nightline regarding happenings in Fort Bend. Her latest interview was conducted by Discovery ID’s Behind Mansion Walls and is scheduled to air this year. Beverly Karen Carter was born on April 9, 1941. She was the daughter of J.C. Carter and Beatrice Compton Carter of Ballinger, Texas and older sister to Vance.  She was raised in the

Beverly Carter Scholarship Fund established Renowned newspaper publisher and journalist Beverly Karen Carter died at the age of 72 on Saturday, July 6th. The award-winning journalist was featured on 48 Hours and Nightline for her interesting, insightful and investigative views on Fort Bend County. Most recently, she taped a segment for Discovery ID Behind Mansion Walls which is scheduled to air this fall. The Beverly Carter Scholarship in the School

of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University was formed to honor Carter’s memory. Carter’s son, Michael Fredrickson, is a Texas State University alumni and Carter’s granddaughter, Kathryn Kluge, is currently attending the university. Donations should be sent to Texas State University, Attn: Donor Services, JCK-480, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666 or call 512-2453022.

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Beverly Karen Carter West Texas town of Ballinger, which forever remained in her heart; she often referred to herself as a “West Texas Broad.” Bev left Ballinger to study at Texas Tech University

in Lubbock.  After college, she taught school briefly in Lubbock before moving to the Houston area where she had a ten-year teaching career at Alief ISD. While at Alief-Hastings and

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Commuter Rail debate continues at Stafford’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting By Karen Daniels

At a recent Stafford Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, Mayor Leonard Scarcella gave an update on the status of the potential for commuter rail along US 90A, otherwise known as the Glidden Corridor. The Mayor is a board member of the Gulf Coast Rail District, and at their last meeting, (soon to be retiring) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Congressman Al Green spoke on the topic. Mayor Scarcella said, "If Congressman Al Green was not pushing the US 90A

commuter rail project it would literally be dead in the water." A second rail line is currently being added next to the current rail that runs down US 90A. According to Mayor Scarcella, Union Pacific is against a commuter rail being used on this track. With the widening of the Panama Canal, more cargo will be coming to the Port of Houston, and the Glidden Corridor will be a primary freight rail route. On average, 35 trains travel through per day. It is predicted that this number will increase to roughly 60 trains. It was not explained whether the

Fort Bend County’s SMART Card use for transportation services begins next month By Elsa Maxey

SMART Card will provide Starting next month, Fort passengers a more convenient Bend County through its Public way to pay bus fares and it will Transportation Department, will function like a re-loadable gift be issuing a SMART Card to card. That means the amount replace the paper ticketing system of money to be loaded on the used by passengers using their card can be predetermined public transportation services. allowing additional fund loading The county announced that as needed. The transportation with the smart card technology, fare can then be electronically passengers can pay for rides deducted from the dollar value by swiping a card through a stored on the SMART Card. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And an elephant, too!  The Rosenberg Railroad Museum presents The scanning device that is similar Here’s the convenient part. Circus Comes to Town and coming October 12 with committee members Joe Gurecky, Lisa Rickert, Doris in size and function to a debit Adding funds to the SMART Gurecky, Marcia Vogelsang and Honorary Ring Masters Nancy and Pete Olson.  For more information, call or credit card. SMART CARD, continued on page 5 281.342.5926 or visit The county advises that the

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then, Elsik High School, Bev taught English, sponsored the school newspaper, drama club and bowling team while raising her two children Sherry Carter and Michael Fredrickson. In 1978, Bev arrived in Fort Bend County with a dream, determination and the tenacity to do what she loved. She was feisty, determined and unflappable in her quest to give the community a voice in their government.  She started the newspaper by pounding the streets, council chambers, government offices and beer joints of Fort Bend to bring her readers some insight into their community through her fledgling newspaper. As the community grew, The Fort Bend Star newspaper grew, and in 1982, she started the Fort Bend Business Journal. In the early 1990s, Bev started the Fort Bend Community TV cable cast showcasing local news including city council, county and public meetings. The cable channel, and subsequent Star Digital Studios, was managed by Bev’s daughter, Sherry Carter.

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commuter train would occupy one of the two rails or if a third rail line would need to be installed. Union Pacific has a 100 foot right-of-way down US 90A. LaHood explained that "the only other potentially important force that can get Union Pacific's attention is the people." There are funds from the Obama administration that can assist, according to Mr. LaHood, but momentum is needed. Mayor Scarcella said, COMMUTER RAIL, continued on page 5

Dead End By LeaAnne Klentzman

So, we are here to tell ya’, there is a dead end around each corner in Sugar CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK Land! Monday, a man was driving from Houston to Sugar Land on US 59 when he happened to see his STOLEN car. Yep, there, traveling along with him. So, what’s a guy to do? He fell in behind his still STOLEN car and called the po-po. Seems the man’s car was stolen in


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Bev’s Burner

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It is with my deepest sympathy that I write this note regarding a pioneer and true journalist of our day. Noel’s Expression: The very first time Bev and I met each other was over the phone. She was asking me a poignant question regarding a political matter and I asked her who was she to ask me a question and boy did she weigh in on me and at the end, she said, welcome politics in Fort Bend. Albeit scorned, that started our wonderful relationship. Her candor and openness enabled me to become more politically astute person over the last 13 years. I have known her as a former neighbor and friend. I do believe, she mentioned me in a couple of her “Burners” but the burns she gave, healed rather than hurt. “May God bless you Bev and your family and beautiful grandchildren. I knew from your readings, how much you loved and appreciated them.

Now, I pray that you are enjoying the abundance of God’s love and appreciation in heaven. You will be sorely missed and always remain on the hearts of your

readers and residents of Fort Bend County forever!” ~Noel A. Pinnock & Family (Quail Valley, Missouri City, Texas)

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Niagara Bottling sets grand opening for July 12 Renovations in progress George Memorial Library to close for two months manufacturing, warehousing percent tax abatement over By Betsy Dolan

Niagara Bottling, the second largest bottled water company in the United States, will hold their official "invitation only" grand opening at their newly constructed plant in Missouri City on July 12. The Ontario, California based company built their new 356,000 square foot plant in the Lakeview Business Park. The facility, which has two bottling lines currently in production with room to expand, has the capacity to make 1350 water bottles a minute, 81,000 in an hour and 2.3 million bottles every day. Niagara will handle water processing, bottle

and distribution. "We are excited about the laser guided vehicles now being used to load bottles onto trucks. They are the latest state-of-the-art technology in the world," said Art Miramontes, Plant Director. Currently 88 people have been hired with the goal being 94 within the first year. The plan is to have 269 direct and supplemental positions within the first 10 years of operation in Missouri City. Missouri City competed with two other cities in the Houston region. Missouri City, Fort Bend County and the local water control district offered Niagara an approximately 60

the next 10 years, according to Bob Graf, the city’s former economic development coordinator. In addition, the city also offered to streamline Niagara’s permitting process. The company decided to build a facility in the Houston area based on market demand, and it chose Missouri City because of factors such as local government practices, water resources for bottling and a strong community workforce, according to Honey Rand, a Niagara spokeswoman. The Missouri City, Texas plant will be the company’s 12th location nationwide. Niagara has bottling plants in eight states including Texas.

Home invasion robbery shocks quiet, rural community

residence and call for help. physical injuries were reported. Haenel said there were three Fort Bend Crime Stoppers As residents of the Pecan suspects that were described as is offering up to a $5,000 Grove community readied for the Hispanic. One was described as reward for information which upcoming 4th of July festivities chubby and about 5'5". They are leads to the apprehension or their sense of calm was shattered. believed to have fled the area conviction of any of the suspects Pecan Grove has been on the via the golf course behind the involved in this case. Call Fort outskirts of Richmond nestled home. Haenel said no description Bend County Sheriff’s Office along the big curve on FM was available for the other two at 281-341-4665, Fort Bend 359 for more than 30 years. It suspects. While in the home Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281is a community that is seldom the suspects made off with the 342-TIPS (8477) or text plus affected by felonious crimes. It owners cell phone, a computer the tip to CRIMES (274637). is a bedroom community that tablet, some currency, a diving Tips also can be submitted has rarely fallen prey to the watch, miscellaneous jewelry and online at www.fortbend-txhome invasion type robberies credit cards. The homeowner is All calls to that have plagued the east a business owner in Houston. No Crime Stoppers are anonymous. side of Fort Bend County. That all changed about 10 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, when Sheriff’s and Constable’s deputies were called to a home in the 1800 block of Plantation Drive in Pecan Grove after a home invasion robbery. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, “A homeowner was having dinner with his fiancé and her mother and aunt when they heard a sound coming from the back of the house. The man went to investigate and was confronted by a subject holding a large revolver.” Haenel explained that the intruder ordered the homeowner to the floor at gunpoint, taking his wallet Fort Bend County and City of Sugar Land Officials gathered on July 2, and cell phone. Hearing the to celebrate the Grand Opening of Burney Road from Voss Road to Old commotion, the three female Richmond Road. This project includes approximately 1.5 miles of four dinner guests ran outside. lane divided concrete roadway with curb and gutter.  Burney Road is a Unfortunately in their haste partnership between Fort Bend County and the City of Sugar Land and to get away, the aunt fell and includes funding from prior county mobility bonds. Pictured from Left was ordered back inside by the to Right: Jeff Cannon; Karen Daly; David Conrad; James Thompson; gunman said Haenel. However, James Patterson; Bob Hebert; Don Conrad; Andy Meyers; Brian the other two women were Conrad; Harish Jajoo; Steve Griffith; Jimmy Vandever; Efrain Chapa; able to escape to a nearby Ross Woodfin, Steve Evans; Steve Porter; Chris Steubing; and Bill Adams. By LeaAnne Klentzman

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The library opened in checked out may be dropped 1986 when the main library off at any of the nine branch libraries in the Fort Bend A major renovation project at moved from its original County library system. the George Memorial Library location by Polly Ryon The pick-up location for in Richmond has prompted an Hospital in Richmond. items that have been requested unexpected two month closure Original construction of the and placed on hold for pick up of the facility from August 77,000-square-foot building at George Memorial Library, 4 through September 29. was funded by The George The renovations, which Foundation. The last renovation will default to the University started in May, involve upgrades and expansions were completed Branch Library, on the UH campus in Sugar Land. and improvements to the almost in 2002.The renovations Children and adults who are 30-year old building, which will be finished in 2014. serves at the main library for "Once this phase is complete, participating in the Summer the Fort Bend County system. we can re-open and proceed Reading Club may pick up The closure will occur with renovations in other their rewards at any of the other branch libraries after August 4. as work is done on the first areas of the library that do not floor of the building. Library directly impact the public," Director Clara Russell said Russell said. " When it is done, FORT BEND initial plans were to keep George Memorial Library will DRIVING SCHOOL the library open through the have additional public space renovations but as progress and more amenities that can Serving the students of occurred it became apparent be enjoyed by everyone.” Fort Bend for over 25 years that the library would have to From August 4 to September close for a period of time. 29, items that have been "It would be very difficult to close off the first-floor areas and still be able to provide services to everyone," Russell said. "We also know that we will be experiencing interruptions of power during that period, and we don’t want to take any chances with the safety of our patrons and staff. The make-over is the final phase of a $130-million bond referendum approved by voters in May 2006, which included $24.5 million for three county library projects: the construction of the University Branch Library in Sugar Land and 6171 Hwy 6 @ FM 1092 in Missouri City the Sienna Branch Library in Not Just Oil, Pennzoil Missouri City, and renovations Open: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at George Memorial Library. By Betsy Dolan

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A man with special needs has left his family home near Stafford in Fort Bend County and the Sheriff’s Office is asking the community for any information they have on where he might be. Last Thursday evening, the 4th of July, Thomas Chacko, 37, left his home in the 2800 block of Dove Country near Stafford. Thomas Chacko Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “Chacko is schizophrenic and takes medication. However, family members do not believe he has medication with him

nor does he have a phone.” Haenel said Chacko was upset because his family is moving back to India so he left. The family told deputies they believe he took his passport with him. According to Haenel, Chacko has no known contacts in the area although he is believed to attend New Testament Church on West Shaw in Pasadena. Thomas Chacko is described as an Indian male, 5'9" and weighing about 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and when last seen was wearing a black jacket, blue slacks and a white and blue polo shirt. Anyone who has information concerning Chacko is asked to contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 281-341-4665.

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Gorgeous home, hrdwds, crown molding, open kit. formals, and more. (4615JA)

Outdoor gazebo, flagstone patio, sitting & walking deck around grounds & on 2nd story!. (3825RA)

Delightful Ryland 3/2/2 one story is “move-in” ready with recent roof and HVAC system!! (8110WW)

Gorgeous Steve Fuqua stucco with breathtaking views of the fairway! Many updates! (7618HP)

Lovely 2 story home w/tons of recent updates & upgrades. Granite countertops. (4107HP)

Fantastic 2 Story with Updates Throughout! Gleaming Hardwoods in family & formals. (3702BR)

Gorgeous Lake Views!!! Master down w/sitting area, wood floors in formals, gameroom. (3723LC)

5-6/4.5/3 in exclusive gated community. Master & second bedroom down. Media room, paneled office. (4214RO)

Adorable one story tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac! Large yard! (1531SF)

Spacious two story with pool. Neutral decor. Wonderful kitchen with lots and lots of storage! (10239SL)

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New carpet, lots of tile, Silestone kit. countertops. Formals, Corian in baths. 3/2.5/2 (11910Br)

Foreclosure, Luxury home on 1/2 acres, wterfront, 4373SF, 3 car garage, loaded w/custom features. (3811TA)

1/5 Story David Weekley home built in ‘07, study, gameroom, media room, fr & bk covered patios. (6814Al)

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Peterson custom home located on a tree lined cul-de-sac in the sought after Sweetbriar subd. (2719BR)

Gorgeous one story home on quiet cul de sac totally updated w/4 bedrooms, 2 baths and more. (2407CO)

Model home built in 2012 on lake w/ fantastic view of water & fountain. Upgraded tile. (2319CW)

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Fort Bend County loses Texas Journalism Icon Bev Carter was a woman with a strong sense of public integrity.  She believed those elected to serve the people were just that: servants of the people and the public trust.  On more than one occasion, her personal safety was threatened, and frequently, when she printed something that angered some politician, her reputation was impugned.  Bev never wavered from telling it like

she saw it and exposing what she believed to be a violation of the public trust.  Love her or loathe her, Beverly Karen Carter was a maverick who blazed a trail through the rough and tumble days of the Fort Bend County that eventually morphed into the gentile, planned communities of today. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents J.C. and Beatrice Compton Carter, her brother Vance Carter and her daughter Sherry Carter.  She

leaves behind her son Michael Fredrickson, wife Lisa, and her beloved grandchildren, Kathryn, Carter and Jack.  Bev also leaves behind her business empire, her dedicated staff, cousins, various in-laws, outlaws and a host of friends.  Bev Carter was a Texas icon, a woman with courage and guts who had the gall to tell it all.      A memorial service for Carter will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Stafford Civic Center located at 1415 Constitution in Stafford, Texas,

77477. Friends, colleagues and family who prefer to honor Beverly’s memory in lieu of flowers may contribute to the Beverly Carter Scholarship. Contributions will fund the Beverly Carter Scholarship Fund in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. Donations should be sent to Texas State University, Attn: Donor Services, JCK-480, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666 or call 512-245-3022.

Photo ID now required when voting PHOTO ID, continued from page 1

Fort Bend County recently discussed nearly $1 billion in mobility projects for a potential bond election then, too. The state legislature passed the law requiring a photo ID in 2011, but it did not take effect because the change needed pre-clearance

by the Justice Department under the Voting Rights Act. But last month’s U.S. Court ruling allows the immediate implementation of law. Texas, other southern states and some parts of the country have needed pre-clearance for changes in election procedures due to its past history relating to

Commuter Rail debate continues at Stafford’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting COMMUTER RAIL, continued from page 1

"The future of Stafford has a great deal to benefit if there is a commuter rail and a train station." It would make travel to the medical center, Reliant Stadium, and downtown Houston easy and affordable. After the Mayor concluded his update about the meeting, P&Z Commissioner William K. Bostic, Jr. asked if it

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Houston on the 1st and here he was… behind it headed to his town on the 8th. The man followed the car providing the po-po with driving directions until they all met up in the First Colony Mall parking lot. Surprise!! Well, seems the surprise was on the po-po when the

voting discrimination practices. Fears by opponents of the Texas law impacting Fort Bend among the 254 counties throughout the state fear that officials in small communities could make

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changes without public notice or could cancel an election or even move the location of a polling place before election day without scrutiny. “No chance, we’ve got the Star,” said one of our readers!

would help to hold a public referendum on the matter. The Mayor replied that it would "take more than the people of Stafford" to lead the charge. It would take Missouri City (who held a prior referendum on this matter) and Sugar Land as well. In the meantime, Congressman Al Green "is doing everything in his power, but is fighting some awfully tough forces."

Card can be done from any computer or ticket sales locations. Fort Bend County began offering public transportation services in June 2005. The transit services include shared bus services to locations within Fort Bend County referred to as Demand Response. Reservations, however, are required for this service costing a dollar per trip for each person. Ranging in cost from a dollar to $3.50 per person per trip,

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car thief wanted to play! He refused to stop, and we all know what follows that…. The parade traveled down Town Center Boulevard, north along Sweetwater Boulevard, under U.S. Highway 59 to First Colony Boulevard then into a residential area, where the driver turned onto a dead-end street. HE bolted from the car and hit a levy ending up in the Telfair area.

Anticipating his moves, the po-po was waiting for him with open cuffs. All’s well that ends well….the 22 year old Sugar Land man driving the STOLEN car was arrested and charged with stealing the car and evading arrest. Yes-sir-eee-bob, stealing a car then turning down a dead end street with a parade of po-po behind you…. Now that’s more than one dead end!

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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


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

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

FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055 121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger

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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

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off to the Culinary Institute of America to become a chef. My name is Kevin McNeff. In Boy Scouts you may also I am an incoming senior at learn about automobile repair. Fort Bend Christian as well From the beginning of the as a Life Scout in Boy Scouts scouting experience, scouts of America Troop 1424. I are taught first aid extensively, would like to inform your including proper CPR, making readers why I believe scouting splints for broken bones, how is a great program for youth to treat burns and any first in our community. While in aid that needs to be known elementary school one may for everyday living and for be a Cub Scout, the real fun camping. Most scouts will also begins when they can join go on to learn to fish and how Boy Scouts in middle school. to tie proper fishing knots. Program participants are shown following the Iron Chef competition. Boy Scouts is fun! You The most important life can make new friends and skill you can learn through Rose Elementary School’s best teamwork, best executed play in the outdoors while Boy Scouts is leadership. Boy Extended Day Coordinator; recipe, cleanest workers and camping, and setting out on Scouts is designed to be boy and Michelle Amos, LEAP best plate presentation. all kinds of new adventures lead rather than adult lead. The Program Coordinator “I liked eating healthy such as canoeing, fishing, boys plan and run their own at Lamar Consolidated vegetables and cooking food in hiking, and enjoying fun meetings, schedule their own Independent School District. class,” said Valerie Williams. outdoor games. However the campouts, and design their Four teams of students chose “This competition was the real merit in Boy Scouts is in own inner patrol activities. their own combination of final event in a series of classes the life skills you can learn. As the current Senior Patrol fillings (such as red cabbage, that promoted healthy eating I have learned a lot about Leader, I have the opportunity carrots, corn, bell peppers, habits among young children,” cooking through Boy Scouts. to run the meetings and most zucchini, spinach and onions) said Ruth Riojas, Recipe for While we usually cook aspects of the Boy Scout to make their quesadillas stand Success instructor. “Hopefully, simple meals such as eggs program. Throughout my out for judges. With the help of students will take what they and bacon, grilled cheese scouting career I have found Recipe for Success chefs, the learned in the classes and apply it sandwiches, and hamburgers, that these leadership positions students prepared and plated to their home life. We want them we often will also cook more take a great deal of effort, but their meals for the judges to continue to try fresh fruits and extravagant meals such as are incredibly fun and teach to sample. After sampling vegetables that they may not be fettuccine alfredo, jambalaya, you lifelong skills in regard meals from each team, the familiar with and incorporate fajitas and cobbler. to guiding others and being judges presented awards for those into healthy meals.” One scout I know has a responsible yet fun leader. decided his career path Boy Scouts teaches a lot through his experience in more than good life skills. scouts. He is planning to head Boy Scouts teaches good

Missouri City's Recreation and Tennis Center announces new, extended hours of operation To provide citizens, members and visitors extended hours to enjoy fitness fun, Missouri City’s Recreation and Tennis Center has implemented new operating hours. The Center, located at 2701 Cypress Point Dr., now closes one hour later Monday through Thursday and opens one hour earlier on Saturday. Residents, members and visitors can now access the Center during the following hours: • Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. • Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Saturday:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Sunday:  Noon to 5 p.m. The 24,488-square-foot facility has many amenities designed for all ages. In addition to 13 tennis courts and four batting cages, the Center has a full-size gymnasium complete with electronic scoreboards for basketball and volleyball




"Recipe for Success" instructors promote healthy eating among youngsters Recipe for Success instructors joined teachers at Heritage Rose Elementary School in teaching second-grade students how to grow, harvest, and cook their own healthy meals. Funded by a United Health Foundation grant, the program at Heritage Rose introduced students to the entire cycle of food, and empowered them to prepare healthy meals and snacks for themselves. For 10 weeks during the spring semester, Recipe for Success instructors Emily Blakely and Ruth Riojas taught students lessons from the “Seedto-Plate” Nutrition Education program. Students learned to identify the various parts of vegetable and fruit plants and how to grow their own produce. They also learned about taste and flavor combinations, cooking techniques, and skills that will serve them throughout their lifetimes. As a culminating activity, the students took part in an Iron Chef competition that allowed them to prepare baked veggie quesadillas for a panel of judges. Judges included Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent of Schools; Brenna Smelley, Executive Director of the Fort Bend Education Foundation; Laura Hayward, Heritage


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Costco opens in Sugar Land on Thursday, July 11

Costco will open a membership warehouse in Sugar Land on Thursday, July 11, at 8 a.m. The 153,000-squarefoot warehouse is located at 17520 Southwest Freeway, at the northwest corner of Highway 59 and University Boulevard in Telfair.  Previously, residents of the area had to drive approximately 21 miles northeast to the Galleria Photo courtesy of Missouri City or 22 miles northeast to Katy Missouri City’s Recreation and Tennis Center, located at 2701 Cypress Freeway to shop at Costco.  Point Dr., has extended its operating hours to provide citizens and mem“We are thrilled to be bringing bers more time to enjoy fitness and fun. Costco’s low warehouse prices to the residents of Fort Bend,” buffs, two multipurpose rooms and Recreation Center, please said Warehouse Manager Ken for community meetings and visit the City website: www. Wadsworth. “They have been special events, a 3,300-square-, watch asking us to open here for a foot cardio-weight room Missouri City Television long time, and we already with state-of-the-art exercise (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. have made an impact on the equipment, a dance studio for 99 on AT&T U-verse), the local job market. We look yoga, boot camp, and spin City’s Facebook page: www. forward to contributing to the classes, and a Kid Zone that community in many ways.” is open during peak hours. and follow us on Twitter In the Costco tradition, the For updates on the Tennis @MissouriCityTX. Sugar Land warehouse will offer

quality, name-brand and privatelabel merchandise at incredible values. Costco helps businesses save money on supplies and on items for resale, and provides a wide range of products and services for personal use as well. This new Costco location will feature a variety of convenient specialty departments, including a gas station, fresh bakery, fresh meat, fresh produce, fresh deli with rotisserie chicken, optical department with independent doctor of optometry, 1-Hour Photo, pharmacy, tire Center, hearing aid center, food court, and fine wine & liquor. Members also can save on Costco Services such as travel and auto buying. This 20th Costco warehouse in Texas will be the 450th in the U.S., and 628th worldwide. Costco has 69 million cardholders throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Wales, South Korea,

Taiwan, Australia and Japan. The company has been recognized throughout the country for providing its employees with real living wages – the highest in the industry – and for its ethical business practices. The Costco home office is located in Issaquah, Wash. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol COST.

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Jerry R. Storseth went to be with the By LeaAnne Klentzman Lord on July 6, 2013. Sunday night shortly before Jerry Richard 11 pm, Rosenberg police Storseth was born on were called to investigate and March 9, 1939 to Jesaggravated robbery at the 4th se and Ray Storseth Street Food Store at 1622 in Amarillo, Texas, 4th Street. This grocery mart the last of 8 children is just blocks away from the (7 boys, 1 girl). front door of the police station At Texas Tech, located at 2120 4th Street. met Kay Fenelon at According to Detective Tech, and they married on AuLieutenant Tracie Dunn, gust 31, 1963 in Baytown, TX. “Two unknown male subjects Jerry worked for McCann entered the business, assaulted Erickson Advertising Agency, the male clerk and attempted various television stations in to break into the cash register.” Houston and Atlanta, and hanDunn further explained that dled commercial real estate in the suspects fled the scene on Houston for 20 years prior to foot with no cash in hand. owning Your Broker Real Estate The suspects were described Company for 30 years. as a white male and a Hispanic Moved to Missouri City in male. The white male appeared 1974 and was a member of First to be in his late teens, slim United Methodist Church for build, short hair, about 5’6”, 39 years, serving as a Sunday weighing about 100 pounds. School teacher, on the AdminisAt the time of the robbery trative Board, U M Men, Usher, he was wearing a white tank Greeter and various other comtop, black shorts and sandals. mittees. He served on the Board The Hispanic male was bald, for Missouri City’s Thunderbird with a medium build. He was Utility District for 37 years and about 5’6”, weighing about as President 14 of those years. 180 pounds. He appeared to Jerry loved to hunt, fish, and be in his 30’s. At the time of play golf. Jerry was always jothe robbery he was wearing a vial and loved his friends and red t-shirt and black shorts. had a good sense of humor. And Anyone with information he was always known for his on this case or these suspects honesty in business and life. is asked to Detective Jonas Jerry was devoted to his famCastillo at (832)595ily and never missed his chil3818 or Fort Bend Crime dren’s events and even coached Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.


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Maria Rillera, RN, is Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses. Maria was chosen because she has demonstrated the highest degree of compassion for her patients. She brings a soft touch to the patients in the ICU and never forgets that each patient is an individual with a history and a lifetime full of family, friends and experiences. Not only does Maria show exceptional compassion to her patients, she has spearheaded fund raising events for fellow nurses in times of need. For example, Maria held a fundraiser to raise money for a fellow nurse who was battling breast cancer. She frequently visited and prayed with this nurse and provided emotional support for her colleague’s husband and daughter. Currently, she is leading “Cube of Love” – an initiative in which she shares stories with her colleagues. These stories often share the same theme which is the importance in our every action. She reminds her fellow nurses that one does not have to "save the world" to make a difference; the world is often changed

one kind word at a time. “Maria embodies the values we strive for,” said Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “She is a constant example of a nurse who is truly passionate about being a nurse and helping others.” In honor of her DAISY Award selection, Maria received a certification of appreciation, a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful sculpture titled “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe.  Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Nursing Administration group will select a DAISY Award winner each quarter. The DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from an autoimmune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses inspired this unique award as a way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.  Today, more than 1,300 hospitals across the U.S. participate in the program. “We are proud to be among the hospitals participating in the DAISY Award program,” said Leatherwood.  “Nurses

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Pursuant to Chapter. 59, Texas Property Code, Crabb River Mini Storage (renamed Statewide Mini Storage) will hold a public auction to satisfy a Landlord’s Lien. Sale will be held July 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM at 425 Crabb River Rd. Richmond, TX 77469, Property will be sold by the space to highest bidder for CASH. $100.00 removal deposit per space. Mark Pavey: 1988 Coachman Camper RV; and Johnny/ Maria Maldonado: 1978, Chevy Camaro; Richard McClere: Trailer with a Grease Clean out system and motor; Roy Wilson: 1990 Ford Mustang convertible; Stacie Milligan: assorted household items, Suzuki Dirt bike, weights; Ron Washington: Suzuki dirt bike, tires, weights, and miscellaneous boxes and goods; Theakndui Emeka, Wilderness 5th Wheel Camper, 1997 Ford Van, 2008 Ford F-350 Truck, Scrap trailer, Sundancer boat.

A record crowd of approximately 6,000 people enjoyed Missouri City's 29th annual 4th of July Celebration that featured a "Messy Station" for youngsters, mechanical bulls, and a spectacular fireworks show over the lake at Buffalo Run Park. For a $2 fee, children and adults got a can of silly string to play with in a designated location called the "Messy Station." The proceeds benefitted the Mayor's Youth Commission. Vendors sold turkey legs, hotdogs, and flavored ice to the large crowd.   According to Parks and Recreation Center Director Larry Foos, "The 4th of July Celebration was an unqualified

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Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair wins top honors at Conference The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce took home the first place award for its marketing program on the tenth annual celebration of the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair (sugarlandwineandfoodaffair. com), presented at the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executive Conference Annual Media Awards on June 25, 2013. Reflecting the significance of this firstplace honor, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce competed against all of the larger chamber in Texas, most of which have substantially greater budgets. Marketing campaigns were judged on a wide range of criteria: type of media used, the call to action and the cohesiveness of the overall project. Judges identified whether the campaign captured the “voice” of the

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Rosenberg Police officer Brian Baker promoted to Lieutenant By LeaAnne Klentzman


Choose UH Sugar Land More than 30 academic programs where you work and live right here in Sugar Land. Choose UH Sugar Land You’ll feel at home on our campus, because you are.

Sergeant Brian Baker has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant announced Police Chief Robert Gracia. Baker will take over the Professional Standards Division. The position became available after the recent retirement of long serving Lieutenant Colin Davidson. According to the chief, Baker has been with the police department since November 2004. In 2009 he was promoted to Sergeant, and in 2011 he was selected as ‘Employee of the Year’ and ‘Supervisor of the Year’. He is a Team Leader for the West Fort Bend County Regional SWAT team, held a leadership role in the department’s Field Training Program, Jail

Division, Traffic Division, K-9 Division, Bicycle Patrol, and Honor Guard. Lieutenant Baker grew up Brian Baker Sugar Land. He is a 1997 Dulles High School graduate who attended Houston Community College. In October 1999 he was hired by Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Correctional Officer. In 2004 he attended the police academy at the UHD and was hired by Rosenberg Police Department upon graduation. Since 2007 Baker has served as a Field Training Officer and SWAT Operator and currently holds an

Sugar Land celebrates the holiday with spectacular pet adoption special In honor of Independence Day, the Sugar Land Animal Shelter is offering reduced prices on adoptions through July 20. The adoption fees for dogs and puppies are $50, and cats and kittens are $30. This is a reduction from $105 and $90, respectively. These reduced fees include vaccinations, spaying or neutering and a microchip with lifetime registration. All animals come with a sleepover option that allows prospective families to try out a pet for three to five days. If it is not the perfect fit, bring them back. If it is love at first sight, return to Animal Services and complete the adoption. For more information, contact Sugar Land Animal Services, 101 Gillingham Lane, at 281275-A-DOG (2364).

Advanced Police Officer and Police Instructor certifications. Baker is also part of the Recruiting Team, Rebranding Committee and is certified by Coopers Institute as a Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist.


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Sugar Land residents Chelsea Nguyen and her son, Andrew, give Ruby a forever home after locating their new family member at Sugar Land Animal Services. Check even more stories in our website

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Fort Bend ISD working together to ensure all students are future-ready Dear FBISD Community,

are future-ready. Everything we do at the district and classroom I am honored to serve as Fort level is in pursuit of that goal. Bend ISD’s Superintendent of We are dedicated to improving Schools. As the seventh largest the district on a daily basis, school district in Texas, serving and we will accomplish this by 74 campuses and 14 other sites, becoming more transparent, Fort Bend ISD is committed to collaborative and more our children, who represent the responsive to your needs. By very future of our community. I transparent and collaborative I am aware of what a tremendous mean we want to engage in open responsibility it is to be in charge two-way dialogue, where your of their education. I am also ideas, suggestions and concerns aware of the tremendous trust you easily reach me. We have created place in all of us here at Fort Bend a section on our website called ISD as we work to ensure they YourVoiceMatters, where you

can quickly complete a simple form to reach me and the district’s leadership team. We promise to carefully review every incoming note. I also promise that, over the summer and in the coming months, I will to reach out to you in advance of any major decision so we can face our challenges together. While many of the issues before us cannot be decided by a simple majority opinion of all parents, your input is crucial in helping us establish our priorities. In addition to understanding how you feel

about specific issues, I will benefit from knowing why you feel that way. Every Fort Bend ISD employee is committed to becoming more responsive to the needs of every student and parent. If we fail to meet your standards, please alert me through YourVoiceMatters. I also hope you will take a moment to recognize those members of Fort Bend ISD who consistently deliver excellent service. By committing to excellence and working tirelessly to achieve it, by listening to every concern and

suggestion you may have, we hope to earn your trust. I invite you to join me in laying the foundation of a great future for every child in our district — by coming together as a community and a family, speaking to each other candidly and constructively, and

consciously improving Fort Bend ISD every single day. Send your ideas, suggestions and concerns to “Your Voice Matters” at Charles E. Dupre Superintendent of Schools Fort Bend ISD

Reader says Boy Scout’s letter to the editor is false Dear Editor,

assertion that these items are not used for hunting or selfdefense is totally false. Many citizens enjoy hunting with assault weapons and high capacity magazines.  There is no better example than going feral hog shooting.   As far as self-defense, I saw a young woman testify to Congress that she could not handle a substantial pistol of a caliber designed for serious self-defense, nor a long rifle, nor a shotgun due to her petite size.  But she explained how

Although our system of government should allow all political opinions, even from young citizens like the Boy Scout from Quail Valley (who recently wrote an opinion against assault weapons and high capacity magazines), I should like to set the record straight. I am the first to acknowledge the fundamental goodness that is represented by our Boy Scouts.  But they, too, can be misguided.  His

an AR15 model was small enough for her, easy to wield, and she successfully used it to defend herself and her children against a home invader. On the same program, a gun store owner testified that had he and his 2 employees not had high capacity pistols, they could not have successfully defended an invasion of 3 criminals that entered his store to rob them with THEIR high capacity magazines.   Just to set the record straight, the 2nd Amendment, as supported by the Supreme

Court, fully supports the people in having semi-automatic assault styled weapons, primarily NOT for hunting, competition, collection, target practice, etc.............but for the plain and simple abstract right of the people to defend themselves from a tyrannical government that has lost its ability to follow the Constitution. We are living closer to that premise today than during my 67 years of life.


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FBJSL seeking new members for the 2013-2014 League Year Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) has begun its membership drive for the 2013 – 2014 League year. Provisional membership is available to women ages 23

and older. Women interested in learning more about the League are encouraged to attend one of our two informational meetings. The first informational meeting

will be held on July 11th from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. at Azuma on the Lake in Sugar Land. The second informational meeting will be held on August 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at

a location to be announced. For additional information about joining FBJSL, please contact the Director of Provisionals, Mimi Zaybak, at

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TUESDAY, JULY 9 German Society meeting rescheduled The Fort Bend County Chapter of the Texas German Society has re-scheluded the July 9 meeting to Tuesday, August 13, at 7 p.m. at the Albert George Branch Library, Needville. For more information call 281-342-8243. WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 Texas Instruments Houston Alumni Assoc. meets All current and former TI employees are welcome to join them for their monthly lunch and business meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 11 a.m., America Buffet, 12815 Southwest Freeway in Stafford. Complete details are on or call: (832) 551-8025 or e-mail: THURSDAY, JULY 11 Cosmetic open house Please join Methodist Family Medicine Group for a cosmetic open house Thursday, July 11, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Medical Office Bldg. 3, 16605 S/W Freeway, Suite 400, Sugar Land. Free consultations offered. Drawing for free products. RSVP 281-275-0839. Leadership luncheon series City of Missouri City to hold this event Thursday, July 11, 11:30 a.m., City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 LaQuinta Dr., Missouri City. Guest speakers from HCC Southwest. FRIDAY, JULY 12 Blues & Brews in the Plaza Come to Sugar Land Town Square Friday, July 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Start off the weekend with Blues & Brews in the Plaza! Enjoy great music by TC & The Cannonballs, and craft beers and food for purchase from Flying Saucer! SATURDAY, JULY 13 Sugar Land Superstar competition Bring your lawn chair to the Plaza and enjoy Sugar Land’s 8th

annual American Idol-like competition, Sat., July 13, 7-9:30 p.m. A talented group of singers will perform and five will advance to the August 10 finale event. Free “Chronic Diseases” class HGAC/Area Agency on Aging and the Texas Department of aging and Disability Services are sponsoring a free, “Chronic Diseases” class, Saturday, July 13,10am – 2pm, Caring People Adult Day Care Center, 914 Frost Street, Rosenberg. Dress comfortably and wear sneakers or rubber-soled shoes. Snacks, juice and water will be provided. Bring your lunch, if you wish. Certificates are issued upon completion of the course. Please RSVP for this class by calling the toll free telephone number: 1-877-747-1542 by 11 July 2013. FBYFB Coaches Clinic It’s specific to the Fort Bend Youth Football Coaches only. The clinic will be held Sat., July 13, 9-12pm at Constellation Field in the Insperity Clubhouse. Memorial Hermann Medical Group physicians as well as the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Outreach team will be providing information on various topics. THURSDAY, JULY 18 Program about Irrigation Systems Join the Fort Bend Master Gardeners sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service to hear Boone Holladay, Fort Bend County Extension Agent – Horticulture. He will present “Irrigation Systems – Taming the Beast!” a primer to irrigation efficiencies and finding easy ways to beautify your landscape without wasting water. The program will be held Thursday, July 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. 281-341-7068 or for information. ONGOING Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, from 9-11 a.m. July 5, 12, 19. 26 . Join us each Friday morning for Fitness in the Plaza featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10-11 a.m. Beat the heat at Gattitown Beat the heat at Gattitown with indoor Laser Tag, Go Karts and much more. Plus enjoy Gatti’s signature pizza buffet for just $3.99 (plus $1.89 bottomless drinks), Monday – Thursday all summer long.Great for groups & birthdays. Recovers is Posible Bring Everyone in the Zone peer group are offered the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., United Way Bldg., 10435 Greenbough Dr. Stafford. For more info 409-550-0538 or Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281575-1145 or 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

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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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Quail Valley Garden of the Month awarded to the Gegen's July with Independence Day is a great month for the Red, White & Blue, our flag and other patriotic symbols. Leslie & Fred Gegen’s garden at 3110 Robinson Road shows how to incorporate seasonal art into a landscape full of color with Geraniums, Lantana, Pentas, Ixora, plus the textures and colors of Bottlebrush, Purple Fountain Grass and terrific examples of how to use twining vines on a trellis away from the wall in front of French drains. Extensive re-landscaping, as well as re-modeling inside, has once again re-invigorated the home and garden. Their ideas and eye for updating inspired Leslie’s father to buy a couple of blocks away and re-do! The Gegens received a plant from Flowers by Adela and a Certificate from the

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Celebrating America Leslie & Fred Gegen’s garden at 3110 Robinson Road effectively uses patriotic seasonal art with a landscape already full of color and texture.

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This is the first tournament by the Fort Bend Braves. After two days of battling it out in the heat, the final outcome was won. 1st game against Spring Cyclones 12-3. The Braves lost the second game on Saturday to Team Milken Ma Fia 15-3.  Then the Braves came back on Sunday and won their first game against the Spring Cyclones with a score of 11-1.  The Fort Bend Braves then won their second game against the Team Milken Ma Fia 18-7.  The final game was played against the Red Hawks in which  Braves won the Championship with a score of 6-3.   Shown are:1st row L-R: Cruz Medina, Jordan Hall, Hunter Blanchette, Caden Hyatt & Chris Roark.  2nd row L-R Andrew Medina, Pedro Medina, Kenan Elarton, Ryan Dugas, Zane Councill, Andrew DeWese.  3rd row L-R:  Coaches Scott Elarton, Frank Kautzmann, Head coach Andy DeWese, Pedro Medina Sr. and Dave Blanchette.

Sugar Land Christian Women's Connection luncheon set for Friday, July 12 The Sugar Land Christian Women's Connection invites all women in the Fort Bend County area to attend its luncheon on Friday, July 12 from  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sweetwater Country Club located at 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Marian Whitley, who is a former teacher and Baylor University alumna with a degree in music, will offer her spiritual testimony on how she "Came to the Lord As An Adult."  In addition, there will be a special feature on how to fashion your summer wardrobe with handcrafted silver jewelry by Jackie's Choice Jewelry.  Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling (281) 980-9670 or via email at The cost for luncheon is $20 inclusive and complimentary valet parking is available.


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