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Fort Bend’s diverse make-up spearhead for economic benefits By Elsa Maxey
Taking advantage of the diversity of Fort Bend County is what really spurred the initiation of the Fort Bend Global Initiative that residents hear about from time to time. It started in 2009, “Allison Wen and I were both talking” and it was “about building relationships and
profiling Fort Bend County on an international basis, and also for seeking economic development opportunities for local businesses,” said County Judge Bob Judge Bob Hebert Hebert.
He’s just returned from Foshan in China. “We went over there at their invitation to talk to a large group of business executives about foreign trade zones in the United Allison Wen States and
their availability in Fort Bend County,” Judge Hebert told the Star. “We will have to see what comes out of that.” Businesses participating in foreign trade zones have been able to benefit their bottom line by saving money. Within a foreign trade zone serving Fort Bend County, FORT BEND’S, continued on page 4
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Missouri City unveils Veterans Memorial design for the public's first official look at the design of Missouri City's planned Veterans Memorial. In October, the Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department launched a design competition for the new memorial. It would be built in one of the city's parks and would serve as a place for private or personal reflection and as a place to officially observe and conduct ceremonies for
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The 4th of July setting at Buffalo Run Park was fitting
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BREAKING NEWS At press time Fort Bend Sheriff’s deputies are responding to the report of a dead body along the banks of the Brazos River near Rustic Lane just north of the Rosenberg city limits in the area of FM 723 and
Cuming Road. According to law enforcement officials, the body was discovered by a man kayaking along the Brazos. Are you looking for a fun way to get involved with your community. Then they are looking for you to “Come on Board.” The Fort Bend No further information was Junior Service League Sustainers will host their “Come on Board” 2014 Membership Coffee for prospective members on Tuesday, August available. 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the home of Judy Maddison. (L to R): June Joseph-Steele, Caron Marble, Judy Maddison, Linda Paige & Kelli Metzenthin. See related article on page 2.
10th annual Impact A Hero “Very Exciting Times” at The Stafford Centre Hall of Fame Gala held are only some of the headlining events: Bryan Blaum, Stafford Centre August 1-3 – Les Misérables: facility manager and president A story of redemption. This of FMsquared, spoke about the award-winning musical will upcoming events at the July 2nd appeal to a mature audience, but Stafford City Council meeting. all are welcome. With the theater’s fall line-up, Fort Bend Theater is and the 10 year anniversary celebrating its 25th Anniversary. celebration of the Stafford For Tickets: (281) 208-3333 or Centre, things are indeed going to 281-608-6900. be very exciting. The following August 15 – FB County By Karen Daniels
Jim Hoelker, Chairman of the Board of Impact Player Partners, and Honorary Gala Chairs, Vice Chairman and C.O.O. of the NFL Houston Texas, Cal and Hannah McNair, recently presented the 10th Annual Impact A Hero, Hall of Fame Gala dinner at Reliant Stadium. This Gala benefits our severely wounded heroes injured in the Post 9/11 combat and their families. See related article on page 2 Houston Texans Center Chris Myers is shown with Purple Heart winner LCpl. Alex Rodriguez.
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On Wednesday night, July 9, 2014, at 9:20 p.m., Sugar Land Police received a 911 call from a man saying if they did not respond to a specific address he was going to starting shooting people then himself. Impact A Hero Chairman of the Officers immediately Cal and Hannah McNair with Board, Jim Hoelker with Founder responded to a home in the Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. and President of the organization Settlers Park neighborhood First Class Leroy Petry. Dick Lynch. Photos by Larry Pullen of First Colony on Timber
View. When they arrived at the home they found 26 year old Christopher Stone outside the home with a gun to his head. The officers talked with him then ordered him to put the gun down. Stone followed that direction by turning the gun in the direction of the officers, still refusing to put it down, as he began to walk toward them.
Women’s Center Music Festival: “Happy Together Tour” featuring members of The Turtles, Three Dog Night, Grand Funk, the Detroit wheels and the Playboys. Tickets currently on sale: 281208-6900. August 23 – Noonatics Convention and Concert: Stafford Centre was the selected site for this year’s annual fan club
meeting and concert for Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits. An expected 300 “noonatics’ from around the county will visit Stafford. Tickets on sale now. September 18 – Ronny Milsap: Hits like: “Smoky Mountain Rain” and “Any Day Now.” Tickets available soon. VERY EXCITING, continued on page 4
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Jim Hoelker, Chairman of the Board of Impact Player Partners, and Honorary Gala Chairs, Vice Chairman and C.O.O. of the NFL Houston Texas, Cal and Hannah McNair, recently presented the 10th Annual Impact A Hero, Hall of Fame Gala dinner at Reliant Stadium. This Gala benefits our severely wounded heroes injured in the Post 9/11 combat and their families. This year they honored more than 50 of our Wounded Heroes and family members. Hall of Fame Inductees were Gunnery Sgt. Samuel Deeds; Sgt. Matt Rios; LCpl Phillip George, KIA; Chief Warrant Officer, Thomas Anzo; and Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry. In the crowd at the Gala
were Cal and Hannah McNair; Bob and Janice McNair, Founder and President of Impact A Hero Dick Lynch, Chairman of the Impact A Hero Board, Jim Hoelker, and Houston Texans, Chris and Jenny Myers, J.J. Watt, and Case and Kimberly Keenum. Impact A Hero weekend gives the community an opportunity to join national celebrities in thanking our severely wounded servicemen and women for sacrificing their minds, bodies, and sometimes their lives. Visit www. impactahero.org for details. Impact Player Partners is a non- partisan 501 ©(3) organization consisting of individuals and corporations dedicated to providing emotional and financial support for our severely wounded or disabled veterans injured in the post 9/11 combat and their families.
Both in Sugar Land, Pat Houck of House of Blooms (left) and General Manager Deyanira Martinez of On Time BI (right), "network" with WBEA keynote speaker Donna Cole (center) at last week’s annual event at the Sugar Land Marriott. procurements, the sort of thing that is referred to as the secrets from the inside. Innovative solutions to problems, a company’s local, regional and global economic footprint, and a safety culture were among the discussion topics. Cole, sharing insights about her own successes for the business she founded at age 27, kicked off her address with the Do Something song by Matthew West, inspiring and reminding participants of the importance of serving others. She spoke about commitment to customer service and maintaining an honest and reliable reputation,
Fort Bend Junior Service League ‘Sustainers’ invite you to ‘Come on Board’ Are you looking for a fun way to get involved with your community? Then they are looking for you to “Come on Board.” The Fort Bend Junior Service League Sustainers will host their “Come on Board” 2014 Membership Coffee for prospective members on Tuesday, August 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the home of Judy Maddison. Fort Bend ladies who are of the prime age of fifty and older are invited to come and join this great group of ladies. If you are interested in becoming part of the Fort Bend
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Legacy - It has been just over a year since Beverly Carter embarked on her final journey. Beginning with her days as a teacher at Alief High School, followed by her bold and often brash journey into the newspaper business in then rural Fort Bend County she was a woman who gave voice to those who had none. In short, Bev was a woman who had the guts to hunt bear with a switch.
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Missouri City announces Republic Services recycling collection days change In keeping with its commitment to provide continuous quality service, Republic Services is changing recycling collection days from Tuesday and Wednesday to Friday for the following subdivisions: Plantation Settlement and Plantation Trails in First Colony, and the Vicksburg MUD. Currently, Plantation Trails and Vicksburg MUD receive recycling pickups on Tuesday, and Plantation Settlement receives pickups on Wednesday. The new Friday recycling collection schedule for all of the subdivisions will help to improve customer service citywide, said Todd Fawcett, General Manager of
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Pro Tem, followed by consecutive length of service on the City Council followed by years of total service. The city charter does require any councilmember to have at least one year of service prior to being considered for Mayor Pro Tem. Ford asked Kelley if the City was circumventing the charter by approving the guidelines. "This one is unique because the Mayor Pro Tem serves at the pleasure of council so this is a
policy that, in any given election period, the sitting council can dispense with and elect not to follow", Kelley said. "These are guidelines that council may consider if they so desire or may ignore if they so desire". Kelley then said the Mayor Pro Tem would serve a year unless a majority vote by the council decided to pick someone else. Elackatt wanted verification that the current sitting council could change the guidelines and Kelley said they could with a majority vote. Mayor Owen told the council
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Christopher Alexander Stone left the bounds of this earth on July 9, 2014. Born November 3, 1987, he was the beloved son of Jack and Pat Stone, baby brother to three sisters; Shannon Stone Miick, Brandi Stone Robinson and husband Joe, and Rachael Stone Martin and husband Hunter. His seven nieces and nephews who lovingly called him Kika and thought he was put on this earth to entertain them, which he did so well; Tricia, Katie and
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that during the next charter review in 2016, there will be an option to turn the guidelines into a charter amendment. "This goes back five years ago when I brought this up. We wanted to do it but didn't have a policy in place. Now at least we have something out there that we can refer back to and say 'this council did adopt a policy'", Owen said. Henderson Hunter, a member of the Missouri City Parks board and a previous city council candidate, spoke in favor of the policy. "I realize you are trying to be proactive to make sure that others have an opportunity to serve and bring a fresh perspective and ideas so that more members can get exposure at the top which is a good thing for all of our citizens in Missouri City", Henderson said. "By rotating the seat, it could give that person a year or two of experience". Henderson also asked the council to take up the issue of term limits and to work on getting more citizens on the committee that reviews the city charter.
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Memorial and Veterans Day, said Parks and Recreation Director, Larry Foos. Choosing from a large pool of submissions, city staff chose a design by Lloyd Lentz, a Principal with LMA Design Houston. Lentz's design features a large fivepoint star with an eternal flame and fountain in its center and is surrounded by arched columns. As part of the design competition, Lentz also included capacity for 100 guests and used eco-friendly materials native to Texas that require minimal maintenance.
“The city received designs from a wide variety of local and international designers,” said Cory Stottlemyer, Missouri City media relations specialist. “Lloyd Lentz, a Missouri City resident, created a winning design that captured the city's goal of creating a timeless and iconic memorial that will pay respect to veterans both past, present and future.” Three locations are being considered as possible sites for the memorial: the Community Park at 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane, American Legion Park at 4015 Lexington Boulevard and the City Hall complex at 1522 Texas Parkway. The cost of
the project will be paid for by citizen and corporate donations. District B Councilmember Don Smith, who is Chair of City Council’s Veterans Committee, spearheaded the project. “Regardless of whether you are involved in the military during peace time or you go into hostile conditions, you are a changed person,” Smith said. “This project is so important because it honors a segment of the population that has given so much to this country. This memorial is our way of letting these service men and women know how much we appreciate what they have done for their country.”
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such as the port in Freeport, Texas, company goods could be unloaded, manufactured, reassembled, tested, sampled, processed, repackaged, and re-exported without the intervention of U.S. customs authorities. Only when goods would be moved outside the zone would they become subject to U.S. customs duties. For now, Fort Bend County continues its relationship with a memorandum of agreement with the Chanchen District of Foshan City of the People’s Republic of China signed in 2012, after a preliminary visit was made the previous year. “We call it a sister community,” said Judge Hebert and the county has a five year agreement subject to renewal based on mutual benefit. Last September another delegation of Fort Bend leaders from Fort Bend traveled to the Republic of Turkey. “The trip was a result of coordination by the Fort Bend Global Initiative with the purpose of establishing a friendship relationship with both the cities of Adana and Kahramanmaras,” said Judge
Hebert. There, too, agreements were signed for friendly cooperation relating to the economy and trade, education and training, environmental protection and cultural exchange. A volunteer group from Fort Bend County called the Asian Advisory Committee served as the foundation of what later became the Friendship Committee, which initiated the first visit to China, and “we’ve now had four to five delegations come to Fort Bend County for two to five days,” said Judge Hebert. “We’ve made three tips over there and Lamar school district has played host to 10 Foshan students.” Judge Hebert said that participation by Fort Bend ISD had also been planned, but the school district was in the midst of changing superintendents at the time “and it didn’t seem to be an appropriate time to drive that interest with an interim superintendent and other things happening.” In reciprocation of the students visiting from Foshan, the county is intending on sending 10 to 12 of its local students to China in the
near future as part of the exchange.“They are planning to send another delegation here on medical issues,” shared Judge Hebert about an impending visit from Foshan, “and they are very motivated in the area of education and medicine.” It is important to note the there are no tax dollars spent on the Global Initiative effort. “We don’t know if we are going to get a significant return (although) we think it’s worth the investment,” said Judge Hebert. “I don’t think you take tax dollars to Vegas to balance the budget and I don’t think you take tax dollars oversees to see if anybody is interested in doing business with you, and it has to be community funded.” Towards that end, Judge Hebert pays his own way to and from the countries visited. Global Initiatives, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization was created in 2012 to fund the exploratory and mutually beneficial global activities with a board comprised of Allison Wen as Chairman; Chris Breax, Vice Chairman; and Farrah Gandhi and Mike Rockwood serving as board members.
“Very Exciting Times” at The Stafford Centre albums sold. A “truly unique experience.” Tickets on sale now. September 20-21 – Houston October 16 – Clint Black: Katy Hot Sauce Festival: Hot sauce native, this will be his first time samples, food and craft venders, to perform at the Stafford Centre. contests, children’s area, live Mayor Scarcella said, “getting Cajun and Zydeco music. Tickets Clint Black is a coup.” Opening available at gate. the show are Sugar Land natives, September 25 – Peter Michaelis. Frampton: Rock legend of October 22 – Heart: This will smash hit “Do You Feel Like We be Ann and Mary Wilson’s first Do” featuring the talkbox, will time at the Stafford Centre and perform for the second time at the expected to be an “extremely Stafford Centre. Tickets available powerful show.” Heart was soon. inducted to the Rock and Rock September 28 – The Best Hall of Fame in 2013. of Jethro Tull: Ian Anderson, December 4 – Trace Adkins: classical flutist that incorporates Country western singer and prior rock music. Over 60 million winner of Celebrity Apprentice VERY EXCITING, continued from page 1
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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
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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
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 CHURCH OF CHRIST
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will perform. Tickets will for the last three shows will be available soon. The 10-Year Anniversary party for the Stafford Centre will be held throughout fall. Several plans are in motion: 1) banquet dinner in the ballroom with a concert in the theatre, 2) drive-in picture show with old-fashioned concession stand, 3) Fort Bend Symphony and the SMSD band members will perform together, and 4) children’s festival during the holidays. If you would like to receive advance notice of upcoming events by email, register at the Keep Me Posted site at http://staffordcentre.com.
Sugar Land officers involved in shooting SHOOTING, continued from page 1
The cursory investigation revealed that three officers fired on Stone after believing he had fired on them. Stone was taken by ambulance to Sugar Land Methodist Hospital where he died from injuries. One Sugar
Land officer was treated at the scene for what was described as a shrapnel injury. The case remains under investigation by the Sugar Land Police Department and will be reviewed by the Fort Bend District Attorney’s Office, said Sugar Land Police spokesman
Doug Adolph. He said as a matter of policy the officers involved were placed on a three day administrative leave. When asked if Stone was a resident at the home on Timber View, Adolph said no. That part of the investigation is still ongoing.
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medical services. Students tour the emergency communications center. • CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION: A crime scene investigator discusses the collection and preservation of evidence. This unit also includes a tour of SLPD's crime identification lab. • TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: The class tours the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Jester Prison Unit. Students visit most areas and learn about how the Texas prison system works. • CRIME VICTIM LIAISON/ DISTRICT ATTORNEY: The police department's crime victim liaison discusses the process that victims go through and the programs available for victims. The class is offered free of charge to Sugar Land residents and people who work in Sugar Land. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 15. For more information, visit http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/ policeacademy or register online at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx. gov.
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their children’s immunization records and come prepared for activities and snacks! Backpacks will only be issued to children present on the day of the fair. This year’s health fairs will be held at 400 Austin Street, Richmond, on August 2, and at 307 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas on August 9. Both fairs will be held from 9:00 am until noon. They are able to provide this event with the support of Fort Bend County, the City of Missouri City, Community Health Choice, CenterPoint Energy, AT&T, Reliant Energy, Legacy Ford, Schramme Construction Company, All Star Storage, Classic Chevrolet, Rotary Club of Fort Bend, Rotary Club of Richmond and
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the Lions Clubs from Sugar Land, St. John’s Methodist Church and many other community members and local businesses. AccessHealth is a private, not-for-profit community health center that serves Fort Bend County and the surrounding areas, dedicated to providing integrated health care services to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves without regard to income or circumstance. AccessHealth is a United Way Agency. If you would like to join in this community event contact Sharonda DeBose, Community Relations Specialist at (281) 633 - 3144 or sdebose@myaccesshealth. org. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available.
Annual Walk with Pride Shoe Program set for August 17 Fort Bend County Department of Social Services will be hosting the Annual “Walk with Pride Shoe Program” August 17. Registration is already underway for eligible school age children living in Fort Bend County who wish to take part in this event. Eligible children will receive a voucher that gives them the opportunity to pick out a new pair of shoes at a participating Payless Shoe store the day of the event. For more than 20 years, Fort Bend County Social Services has hosted the “Walk with Pride Shoe Program” in collaboration with various contributors including charitable organizations, private businesses, and individuals in the community. Each year before school begins, parents register their child(ren) to receive a complimentary pair of shoes to enter the new school year and “Walk with Pride.” .All participating children will receive one-on-one attention
from a compassionate volunteer throughout the shoe selection process, and is able to leave with a new pair of shoes and of course, a big smile. Last year one of many students who received a pair of shoes expressed his gratitude by sending a homemade thank you card to all the “Walk with Pride” volunteers and contributors. While the agency would like to help every child in need, the number of children it can help depends on the amount of funding received. Donations are being accepted at this time and any amount is never too big or too small. Your donation is tax deductible and can be mailed to Fort Bend County Social Services at 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469 and made out to Fort Bend County Social Services-Walk With Pride. To learn more about this event, registration information, and donations, please contact Anna Gonzales, Director of Social Services at 281-238-3506.
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and constituent relationships. The program also serves as an important forum for exchanging information and ideas among government professionals. Judges credited Sugar Land Today and the City’s website as benchmarks for public education and citizen engagement.
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Sugar Land Today is an informative newsletter that provides important news and an overview of the many services and programs the City provides its residents. The quarterly newsletter is mailed to all residents and businesses within the city limits, a distribution of approximately 34,000 addresses. Articles cover important City issues such as flood control, hurricane preparedness, updates on city road projects, finances, major capital investment projects and updates, crime prevention initiatives, partnerships with other municipalities and government agencies, as well as upcoming events, public meetings and parks and recreation activities. During the past year, the City launched a new website, one that provides improved tools for citizen engagement, mobile technology and access for people with special needs. In
addition, an updated design and layout enhances the look and improves access to content. As part of the site’s development, citizens were asked to participate in website focus groups, and a steering committee comprised of stakeholders was created to ensure the site met the needs of web visitors. The goal was to have the website redesign guided by broad citizen feedback, employee input and industry best-practices. The new version of the website features: • website content that is automatically compatible for mobile browsing in platforms such as tablets, iPhones, Androids and Blackberrys; • a customized, branded mobile application called MySL that is available for both iOS (via App Store) and Android (GooglePlay) platforms at www.sugarlandtx.gov/apps; • an automated email and
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Pictured (L-R) are Publications Manager Alexi Holford, Graphic Designer Austin Pennington, and Website Manager Carlos Hernandez. In addition to the two Best in Texas TAMI Awards, the City also won an Award of Excellence for the 2014 Sugar Land calendar and an Award of Excellence for the online water report. text message notification system that allows citizens to subscribe to different topics and groups to receive regular updates; and • an application that gives residents the ability to request specific services like road repairs or animal control services and track the
government’s response to their service request; and The TAMI awards program included more than 300 entries this year. In addition to peer recognition fostered by the TAMI awards, the process allows participating members to learn more about what best practices are at work in Texas.
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Sasha Asthana to those that help others every day,” said Sasha. By earning the Gold Award, Sasha says she not only learned some construction skills, she also learned how to delegate and how to develop and implement a successful plan – a skill that she says will benefit her in college and beyond. “Sasha learned how to plan projects better,” said Namita Asthana, Sasha’s mother. “In order to complete her project, she learned how to break it down into smaller tasks that would be practical [to finish].” As a Girl Scout for 12 years, Natalie also earned the Silver Award. At Clements High School she was a member of golf, drum line and symphonic band. This fall she plans to attend Baylor University to study biomedical engineering.
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in several challenges for points, and the team with the most points is declared the winner. It is not necessary to have a team already formed. Depending on the number of participants, everyone will be divided into two to four teams once they arrive. This event is intended for teens and adults. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
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The Adult Services Department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will have a Minute-to-Win-It Challenge for Adults on Tuesday, July 22, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Large Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The event is similar to the popular television show of the same name. Participants have one minute to complete a challenge. Teams will compete
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offering smaller sponsorships, such as “Bee a Word Sponsor” for $200. At the $200 level, the sponsor will have a spelling word that is related to their business announced during the Bee as one of the spelling words. Bee a Word sponsors will receive sponsor recognition on the website, at the event, admission and dinner for two. For $100, a sponsor can be a letter in our “A-Bee-C’s for Literacy” alphabet sponsorship opportunity. Two sponsor opportunities are available for each letter of the Alphabet. “A-Bee-C’s for Literacy” sponsors have the chance to claim the first letter of their business name, last name, children’s name, etc., and have that letter represent their business or their family. The “A-Bee-C’s for Literacy” will be displayed at the event, on the website; will receive admission
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Have you heard the newzzzz?! The bees are buzzing around Fort Bend County as the Literacy Council’s 5th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee is quickly approaching! The Grown-Up Spelling Bee, presented by CenterPoint Energy, is a corporate-style dinner that will take place on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the University of Houston-Sugar Land. Watch your neighbors, coworkers and friends compete against one another to win a coveted spot in our “Honey Hall of Fame.” Enter a team of three adults for $500 to compete and earn the b-r-a-g-g-a-d-o-c-i-o rights as the “Best Grown-Up Spellers in the County.” Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available for this event, and they range in price from $5,000 to $75. In addition to regular sponsorships, they are
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A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by amending the Official Zoning District map from Primary Corridor to Single Family Residential on an approximate 11.3 acre tract of land, located south of US Hwy 90A, west of FM 1092, bounded by Promenade Boulevard adjacent to the Promenade Subdivision. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard.
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teams this year is the county’s very own Christopher Morales, Mayor Evalyn Moore and Mayor Vincent Morales Jr. Will you “Bee” there or “Bee” square? Spectator tickets are $40 if purchased pre-event and $45 if purchased at the door. For more information, please visit our website, grownupbee.com or contact the Literacy Council at 281.240.8181.
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Editor’s note: Fort Bend Community Calendar are for non-profit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s”: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. e-mail to StarNews@FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477. THURSDAY, JULY 17
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: email@example.com. Or visit website: www.betterinvesting.org.
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Summer book sale The Friends of Sienna Branch Library’s summer Book Sale is July 17-19 at the Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City. Times for the sale are Thursday, July 17, 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 18, 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-2774989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: email@example.com
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 NOW THRU JULY 6 at 281342-5464. Cast Theatrical Company, Vogelsang Antique Emporium, 1909 Ave WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 G, Rosenberg, to present “An Inspector Calls”. Matinee’s at 2:30 p.m. Coffee with Rick Sat., June 21, & Sun., July 6. Admission Adults $16; students $15. For Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator Rick Branek reservations call 832-889-3808. invites you to bagels/scones & coffee at Mugz Coffee Bar, 503 FM 359, UPCOMING Richmond, Wednesday, July 23, 8-9 a.m., to learn more about how you can Fort Bend Theatre’s Aladdin Jr. help with Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels. Drop him an email if you want Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where we’re about to to attend … firstname.lastname@example.org. begin the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince, at Fort SATURDAY, JULY 26 Bend Theatre’s production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr., playing July Dulles HS 40th Class reunion 5-24, on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Dulles H S 1974 Class 40th Reunion, July 26, at The Swinging Door, 3818 Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Tickets $9 and can be purchased at www. FM 359, Richmond, 7 p.m., $45 at door. For more information call 281-342- fortbendtheatre.com. Don’t miss out on this musical adventure 4758.7pm. filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides at 2815 N. Main, MONDAY, JULY 28 Stafford, TX 77477. For more information, please call (281) 208Invitation to First Responders 3333. “First Responders Day”, Monday, July 28, 9 a.m., Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, Richmond. All police officers, firefighters & EMS personnel $ are invited to this day of golf. $40 per player, this is not a tournament. Call to reserve your spot today PGCC Golf Pro Shop 281-342-9945. For more info License No. 30 Years Experience 16107 Kensington Dr. #281 email email@example.com. TACLBL29736C
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Workshop of Wonders First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land presents “Workshop of Wonders”, Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1, (9am to noon). Registration is open to children who have completed Kindergarten thru 5th Grade. $5 supply fee. Register on-line at www.fpcsl.org or stop by the church office at 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land. For more information call 281-242-3195.
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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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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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Missouri City is proud to congratulate the Eclipse Soccer Club’s 01G Black team for winning the South Texas Youth Soccer Association State Championship during the Memorial Day weekend. The team, comprised of 12to 13-year-old girls from the Missouri City, Sugar Land and Katy areas, will now compete in the U.S. Youth Soccer Southern Regional tournament later this month and are concurrently competing in a separate league. Although the team finished near the bottom of their bracket after the fall season, the team
fought back this spring, placing second out of the top 12 teams in their age group, who hailed from Houston and as far away as San Antonio and Austin. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Eclipse team competed as one of the top four teams in the state, securing the State Championship in a 1-0 victory on the final day of competition over the first place team. “Each one of the girls on this team, in addition to having a very high level of soccer skill, has an innate sense of selfmotivation and high work ethic
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that is readily evident in the way each one comes to practice and competes in each game,” said team Manager Greg Condrey. “That is something that you just can’t teach.” The Eclipse Soccer Club provides youth soccer programs for all levels of soccer interest and abilities. At their core, the group strives to be a leading soccer organization in the state of Texas for skills development and competitive play. “We strive to employ, engage and retain the most effective training staff and volunteer
team’s managers,” Greg said. “We try to provide and maintain fields and equipment to a highlevel of standard, all in support of creating the best experience for our soccer players and their families.” Eclipse provides in-house “recreational” soccer leagues for players of all skill levels, from novice to professionally trained “select” teams that compete locally and nationally. For more information about Eclipse, visit www. eclipsesoccerclub.com. Fall registration is currently underway.
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fighting spirit to the job. She Fredericka Phillips was elected Vice Chairman of the believes in the Texas values Texas Democratic Party at the of hard work and playing Joann’s Travel party’s convention in Dallas by the rules. Although we, last week. Phillips in Fort Bend, are 979-793-5598 is a member of the especially proud of Fort Bend County her accomplishments, this proves that Democratic Party Texans all across the and president of the state recognize her Southwest Suburban leadership skills.” Texas Democratic Phillips, a native Women in Sugar Land. Texan, is a mother, She is a long time Fredericka Phillips a lawyer, and a resident of Sugar Land. “Having Fredericka Phillips businesswoman. She is also an honors graduate from elected as vice-chair of the Lamar University and South state party gives Fort Bend Texas College of Law. She a giant boost toward turning looks forward to serving along blue,” said Don Bankston, side State Chairman Gilberto Fort Bend Democratic Party Hinojosa. Her term begins Chairman. “She brings immediately and runs for four intelligence, class, and a Improve your English skills while years. During the convention, Don studying one-to-one with a friend! ® Bankston, Rodney Griffin, and SENIORS HELPING SENIORS Wednesday evenings at 7PM. (Registration Required) Susan Bankston were all three NOW HIRING re-elected to their position on We are looking for loving, caring the State Democratic Executive seniors to help Fort Bend seniors. Committee. • Companionship • Transportation 11600 West Airport Blvd. • Meadows Place, Texas 77477 Fort Bend Democrats also • Shopping • Cooking • Etc. scored well on the prestigious Call Mike: For more information, Chairman’s Grassroots awards. 281-261-8107 and to register please call: Deron Patterson of Sugar Land, Claretna Vaxter of Richmond, Jeff LaBroski of Richmond, Farhan Shamsi of Katy, and Kyle Longhofer of Cell: 281.433.4462 Richmond were all presented Office: 281.265.5533 with the award. Longhofer was also named ID coordinator of the Texas Voter Expansion Program. “Fort Bend came home F I N EF IPNREOPPRO E RPE T IRT E SI E S energized and excited to get It’stotime to expect It’s time expect more more to work,” Bankston added. Each RE/MAX® Office is Independently Owned & Operated “Our headquarters at 12999 www.KristiBajjali.com Murphy Road in Stafford is up and running every day.” The $600,000 SIENNA PLANTATION NEW LISTING Fort Bend Democratic Party This beautifully appointed Perry Home is a custom home, maintains a website a www. without the custom price! Not an upgrade has been missed! FortBendDemocrats.org.
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Solid pitching and a well-balanced offense were key to the victories over Conroe and Kingwood as the Meadows Place Bronco Division All-Stars (Mayhem) finished undefeated and took home the regional title in the PONY Baseball regional tournament played last weekend in Conroe. The Mayhem advance to the PONY Baseball Zone tournament to be played in Burleson, TX beginning on July 24. Shown are members of the Mayhem Team
Sugar Creek Women's Club Association announces fall plans The women of Sugar Creek Country Club have an exciting list of programs this fall. They start off with a presentation from Bags and More, followed by an event featuring the decor of Pottery Barn, and closing out the year with the Sugar Creek Market and a Christmas luncheon. The "Market" is open to
the public and will be held November 6 featuring gift, specialty and holiday items. The women's association annually supports the endeavors of the Fort Bend Rainbow Room and the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. If you are interested in membership, please call 281-4949131.
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