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Sugar Land Rotary’s Annual Fall Classic Set for Sept 7

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

FBISD Board approves three percent salary increase for employees

employees at its July 8 meeting. The district will see a total With Fort Bend ISD expecting of $27 million over the next to see an additional $18.1 two years due to the passage million this school year thanks of HB 5. to House Bill 5 which restored The BOT had already some public school funding, approved a two percent salary Sugar Land Rotary is hosting its annual fundraiser, Fall Classic, on September 7 at Constellation Field, home of the Board of Trustees approved increase earlier this summer the Skeeters. Proceeds from the event will fund the many organizations Sugar Land Rotary supports throughout an additional one percent after staff reviewed the salaries the year. This year’s theme, Grand Slam Home Run Party at the Ball Park, celebrates baseball and Sugar Land’s salary increase for all district in surrounding districts and community spirit. The evening event features dinner, a live auction, a bid board, happy hour, tours of the stadium, music, and a raffle of a brand new Chevy Sonic or Cruze. The event is co-sponsored by Classic Chevrolet. Title sponsor Classic Chevrolet representatives join Sugar Land Rotarians around this year’s raffle prize, a choice of a 2013 Chevy Cruze or Sonic, courtesy of Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land. See related article on page 4 By Betsy Dolan

proposed a series of adjustments for staff not currently exceeding the maximum pay grade. This additional one percent increase is estimated to raise the district’s General Fund and Food Service budgets by $3,661,948 and $338,475, respectively. FBISD, continued on page 4

Memorial service to be held for Beverly Carter

Action allows Eminent Domain proceedings for Spur 10 to begin eminent domain to obtain right of way property required to widen Spur 10. The property lies along Gerken and Hartledge roads between SH 36 and U.S. 59, and consists of about 55 parcels of land. As previously reported by the "Star", which is stated in the resolution, the improvements to Spur 10 are intended to increase safety, access, and mobility for

the traveling public and will also add capacity for projected population growth. A portion of Spur 10, according to an accounting, had almost 1,200 vehicles traveling on it each day in 2005, and projections stated that the same part of the road would have close to 3,000 vehicles per day in 2025.

and manage its operations to prevent the loss of physical and In what's being called the first mental abilities that can occur of it's kind in Fort Bend County, in the elderly when they are OakBend Medical Center has hospitalized. announced plans to create an It's something OakBend Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Medical Center CEO, Joe unit that will be dedicated to Freudenberger learned first hand serving only geriatric patients. when his 91-year old father was The unit will be housed on hospitalized last year. the fourth floor of the hospital's “Younger people want to Jackson Street location in get out of the hospital so they Richmond. Utilizing the most do what they need to do,” recent research on geriatric care, Freudenberger said. “But Oak Bend will design the unit the elderly are different and

sometimes they don't have the will to do what it takes. Which is why, Freudenberger says, the elderly need a specialized environment that encourages them to eat, to be up and moving and to get reengaged with their families. The ACE unit will look more like a home-setting rather than a typical hospital floor. Patient rooms and hallways will have comfortable furniture, artwork

By Elsa Maxey

After a closed door session of the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court on July 9, its unanimous action allows the county to move forward on eminent domain proceedings for acquiring land for Spur 10, one of Fort Bend’s mobility projects. In October 2012, commissioners passed a resolution for using

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Beverly Carter Scholarship Fund Established A memorial service for Beverly Karen 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. This is NOT the Stafford Centre (Performing Arts). It is the CIVIC CENTER on Staffordshire at Constitution near the Stafford School Complex. Friends, colleagues and

family who prefer State University to honor Beverly’s alumni and Carter’s memory in lieu of granddaughter, flowers may contribute Kathryn Kluge, is to the Beverly Carter currently attending Community Newspaper the university. Scholarship. The Donations should Scholarship was be sent to Texas Beverly K. Carter established at the State University, School of Journalism and Attn: Donor Services Beverly Mass Communication at Carter Scholarship JCK-480, Texas State University in 601 University Drive, San her memory. Carter’s son, Marcos, Texas 78666 or call Michael Fredrickson, is a Texas 512-245-3022.

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City of Stafford recognizes past - welcomes future

By LeaAnne Klentzman

Last week's Stafford City Council meeting began with a moment of silence in honor of Beverly Carter, publisher of the “Fort Bend Star”. Mayor Leonard Scarcella and Bev Carter go back 35 years. He said Bev was, "someone who inspired people with her sincere reporting of the news, unabashed." The Mayor shared a story about the City's struggle to start their own school district. Bev Carter started the paper when SMSD was getting "heavy traction" and going before the federal courts. "Bev Carter stood with Stafford" and without her support "SMSD would have

So, there was a three car pileup on Highway 6 near Luby’s the other CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK day. Just scant minutes after the crash a Good Samaritan stopped to ask if everyone was okay. Interestingly, noted the Good Samaritan, all of the occupants were out of their vehicles and communicating….just not with each other.  Yep, each of them were out of their vehicle and


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By Elsa Maxey In the fall, there will be a southbound U-Turn extension of U.S. 59 at State Highway 99/the Grand Parkway for more access to the U Turn lane. It is intended to relieve traffic backing up to the highway’s off ramp. This month the Sugar Land City Council authorized a construction contract to ISI Contracting, which was selected among four bidders. The amount authorized is not to exceed $82,260 along with a budget amendment of a little over $10,000 for the extension of a U-Turn deceleration lane at the U.S. 59/Highway 99 site. Almost two years ago, the

city studied concepts along both 59 northbound and southbound frontage roads at SH 99 with an aim at alleviating traffic concerns in the area, reports the city. Extensions on both areas for acceleration and deceleration lanes were provided to TxDOT, but only one of them passed muster. A proposed acceleration lane along the northbound frontage road of U.S. 59 at the Greatwood entrance was nixed. This was due to the need of right-of-way and environmental clearance, which TxDOT said it did not want to pursue, according to the city. But TxDOT concurred with Sugar Land to proceed with the implementation of the U-Turn

had an even tougher time." He named her as a personal, professional, sincere friend and encouraged the public to attend her memorial at the Stafford Civic Center, July 20 at 10:30 a.m.. The day before the City Council meeting, at the Planning & Zoning meeting, City Engineer, Charles Russell, brought before Council the "Comprehensive Plan", the City's blueprint that was originally written in 1971. At that time, the population of Stafford was 2,901, and 80% of land was vacant, unlike today where almost 90% of the land is now occupied. Mr. Russell made the request CITY, continued on page 4

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extension along the southbound frontage road of U.S. 59. The volume of traffic on the southbound frontage road increases during evening peak hours making it difficult to enter the U-Turn lane because of motor vehicle back ups to the off-ramp on US 59. But this is about to be alleviated. Construction for about 60 days is expected to begin next month and completion of the U-Turn extension is expected in October. Project financing involves the Sugar Land Development Corporation for the budget amendment, and the contract itself is between the city and ISI Contracting.

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gain experience and become better prepared for the actual test. The test takes just over 3 hours, including administration instructions and breaks. Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes. Students are encouraged to bring two #2 pencils and a non-graphing calculator. Used by U.S. colleges to determine admissions and to award scholarships and grants, the ACT® test assesses

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Quail Valley PROUD Neighborhood Association held a free FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT in Quail Valley Community Park. This will be one of many upcoming events sponsored by PROUD for the enjoyment of all families.  The weather cooperated and the attendees left asking:  "When is the "next" movie?"  For information on future events go to:  www.  Everyone is welcome!

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Quail Valley PROUD ( Neighborhood Association)  extends our condolences to the family of Bev Carter. Ms. Carter has been a long time supporter of PROUD. PRAISE FOR QV FUND HOA: The Eldorado @ FM 1092 Monument signs once again have flowing Waterfalls!!! They have been missed, not only by QV residents, but people who live in other subdivisions. The FUND’s search for a company to address this “unique” construction flaw was frustrating for the FUND Trustees but they never gave up. Check the Monument signs out at night to see the lights highlighting the fall of the water. AWESOME ! IS QV PROUD RESPONSIBLE? PROUD does not place flags each 4th of July in front of QV homes. CITIZEN’S CPR CLASS: Saturday, July 20th from 10am to 2pm. Fee is $10 per person. Sign up at Rec & Tennis

Center in QV. For additional information: 281-403-8637. 4TH OF JULY IN MISSOURI CITY: Record attendance of approximately 6,000 people. Featured “Messy Station” for youngsters, mechanical bulls and spectacular fireworks show over the lake at Buffalo Run Park. Vendors sold turkey legs, hotdogs, and flavored ice. EXTENDED HOURS: Rec & Tennis Center in QV now closes one hour later Monday through Thursday and opens one hour earlier on Saturday. DO YOU HAVE A SMALL DOG? Grady Prestage (County Commissioner, who has spear headed this DOG PARK, took my phone call today for an update. The County is not finished with the dog park amenities. For example:

there are plans to plant lots of shade trees on both sides of the Park BUT they need adequate irrigation before they plant the trees. The well only produces a “trickle” of water. Pressure is LOW. Bids should be in the end of July for installation of a water/sewer line for the WHOLE PARK. Meanwhile there is a small pavilion (for shade) in the middle of the Park that spans the large and small dog areas. HELP PROUD SPONSOR QV PROJECTS: Mail your (tax deductible) donation of $25 or more to: Frost Bank, Lock box Department, Quail Valley PROUD, P. O. Box 367 Dept. 06, Houston, Texas 77001. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Email the PROUD HOTLINE at



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Some’s Hot, Some’s Not! Beverly Karen Carter

The “Star” invites its readers to share stories about Bev that will be placed on her “Burner” space as we begin to reach closure and deal with her passing. Please send your story (suitable for printing, of course) to

I taught school with Beverly Carter Nitch Fredrickson Welch for several years in Alief.

placed with us and subtract the payments (if any!). I recall the time when she disgustedly asked, "Sue, isn't there a better way to do this?" I think I replied something like, Beverly, we don't teach Accounting II in high school!" We often traded ad space for lunches, babysitters, car service, and back in the early days, and knowing Beverly, there is no telling what else! We all rolled the papers and rubber-banded them. Then we would drive around in our cars and throw them in yards--most of the time with our kids in the car. I never quit my teaching job and I don't remember

I also admire her grit in building up a fledgling newspaper and in holding public officials accountable and to a standard of integrity. In 2007, she was a pit bull in pursuit of John Healey and his aggressive prosecution of my son and was instrumental in getting a dismissal of the case. In 2009, Healey wanted her endorsement for his 2010 reelection bid. He invited her for a meeting with the prosecutor to review the evidence in my son's case.

She would not attend unless I went. The meeting turned into a two-hour shouting match between Healey and her and the prosecutor and me. We walked out with a "that went well" attitude and a sense of how desperate Healey was. He did not get her endorsement. Bev's passion, integrity, and loyalty will be missed. May the Lord bless and keep her and her family.

she intended to be successful. She certainly was. Several years later, several of us from the Fort Bend Professional Women's breakfast group spent a weekend at the Onstead Ranch between Brenham and College Station.  When the wrangler didn't seem to be available, Bev, proudly proclaiming her West Texas heritage, stepped up to saddle the horses we wanted to ride.  And, just as I put a foot into the stirrup, I heard Bev mutter something about hoping she'd

gotten the cinch tight enough. She had, but my heart didn't stop pounding for quite a while. My sympathies to all of Bev's family (her "blood family" as well as her "Star family").  She played a major role in Fort Bend County business, politics and philanthropy, she achieved legend status and she has left a legacy for Michael and his family to enjoy.  May she enjoy eternal and painless peace.   Julie B. Fix, APR, Fellow PRSA

and how influent, I disagreed, but did not reach out. An opportunity came at Michael & Lisa, Amici's Restaurant in Town Square. I was eating with I am very sorry for your Steve Fuqua and talking about loss. I didn't know Bev well the team when Bev stopped but I thought I would share my over to say hello to Steve. experience with her through He introduced the two of us a story you may not know. and we begin to talk about We had released the potential the situation with the name. It names of the team (down to was a spirited, but respectful three) and she was absolutely discussion. At the end I think destroying us in the paper and in I made a positive impression person. I knew it was important as Bev said she would stop to reach out, but Matt didn't crushing the name ideas. She want me getting involved. He said she would remain quiet believed it would just blow on the issue. And she did. She over. Knowing how involved was true to her word and that she was in our community, was so helpful in our launch.

Most people do not know the chaos that was going on behind the scenes as interested parties were weighing in on the names privately. Having the local media feed into that frenzy would have made things more difficult. She was an unsung heroine in our success, and I always appreciated her help. In this tough time, I thought I would share the story. I didn't know her well but in my experience she was a woman of her word, and I have the utmost respect for her and what you all are doing.

She kept my Texas heritage feet on the ground

around the circle in front of the gate, point down the road to the buildings. Wrong! The gate guards pulled us over. I explained why we were there, but we were not allowed to leave until a background check on the car and I guess, on me, was completed. After about 15 minutes, Beverly looked over at me and said, "Do you think we've been stopped because you are a Republican?" I didn't have an answer. You can bet I never showed the CIA entrance again. I know I was not ready to lose your Mom. I'm sure none of us were ready. See you next Saturday.

I will always remember her larger than life presence. If she was on your team, she was your best ally, but if she was on the other team you better beware! I will never forget when she casually announced in the teachers lounge that she was thinking about starting a newspaper! We all threw out the comments such as, "but you don't know anything about running a newspaper", "you don't have any money", "you already have a job", "who would

Bev was one of a kind and a real fireball. I met her when she had just started the "Star”, which was located in a small office by the railroad track in Stafford. A poster on the wall gave a colorful description of her view of housework. Later, the office moved to the Cash building. In those locations, I got my start as a writer. I appreciate Bev's generosity in taking on a greenhorn and mentoring me.

While I’ve got lots of memories of Beverly Carter, two stand out:

Not long after word spread that "some former school teacher" had started a rival newspaper (I was news editor of the Fort Bend Mirror at the time), Bev and I met at the press table during a Missouri City City Council meeting. She introduced herself and quickly clarified that she wasn't a journalist, she was a publisher and a businesswoman and

My experience with Beverly

Hello Michael, I visited Houston several times over the years, and your Mom visited me about three times in Metro Washington, D. C. We talked frequently and Bev kept me up with you and your family's life. I look forward to meeting Lisa, your daughter, and the boys. Bev would amuse me with the antics of the boys. She was so proud of you and your family. I do have funny stories of Beverly. She kept my Texas heritage feet on the ground. She kept me up with the latest gossip in Ballinger, and would identify people's pictures that I didn't recognize. Without her, I would have drifted totally away. I have lived in Metro Washington for 50 years, but Beverly never let me forget my roots. Our politics drifted over the years and Bev did her best to steer me into her philosophy, but my refusal to budge, would annoy her to no end. I stood my ground which, as you know, was

not easy with Beverly. In the first Obama campaign, we both got testy and in order to save our friendship, Bev finally agreed to not talk politics. Or, at least, I agreed! She interviewed me a couple of times before I realized what she was doing. She was a tough reporter! I had to get real smart to counter her. The first time Bev came to visit me, I picked her up at the Baltimore Airport. On the way back to Washington, I decided to give her a car tour of the city. At the time, I had a Honda Prelude with a large sunroof. As we are driving by the Capitol, Beverly suddenly raises herself through the sunroof, shouting, "I'm here! I'm here!" Then, at the top of her lungs she screamed, "What about the water?, What about the water? It took me by surprise. I shouted, "What about the water?" I got a lecture all the way to my apartment for the next hour. On that same trip, we were driving down the George Washington Parkway and I decided to detour and show Beverly where the CIA was. Bad idea! I thought I could drive

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Michael, your mom was publisher she was. Even GREAT... so sorry to hear more so since Bev was a 'she' Michael, I was so shocked when I came across the news of your mom's passing. I always thought she'd live forever. Now she will live forever, in our memories. Bev Carter was special. She was unique. She made us laugh. And she fought against the big old boys running the local government - just like the pioneer news getting paid, but those first few years of "The Ft. Bend Star" were a leap of faith by a gifted woman who created something great with nothing more than a dream and a vision. Rest in Peace, Bev, you will be remembered.

in a good ole boy world.   I laughed when she wrote about you being so different from her politically - joking about dropping you on your head. Rest assured Michael, moms love their kids regardless. I do hope some of her thinking did rub off on you and her children! (LOL) I think I speak for many when I say we shall miss her. Whenever I got to Ft Bend (not often as I travel constantly and live on Clear lake), I


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Funeral services for Martin L. Saldua, 66, of Stafford, Texas Sue Wyche (Mundy, will be held at Degenhart) 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013 Lisa, Michael, in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home I still read the Star in Rosenberg. A every week on-line. Masonic GraveI am sad for you and Michael side service will and those grandkids she loved follow at Greenlawn Memorial so much. She made Fort Bend Park in Rosenberg. a better place. I can hear the Visitation will be held from bad guys sigh with relief..... 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesit just will not be the same. day, July 17, 2013 at DavisOne of a kind and smart as Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in hell! I will truly miss her and Rosenberg. the Burner! She got a kick out Martin was born January 30, of me telling her years ago that 1947 in Sugar Land to Ruperto each night when I got on my and Adela (Lopez) Saldua. He knees beside the bed to pray served as the first President that I started with "thank you on the Board of Trustees for Lord for all your blessings the Stafford Municipal School and please don't let me be in District. Through his memberBev's Burner this week".   ship at Holy Family Catholic And then the time she was my Church, he served as Grand guest on TV show on Fort Bend Knight for the Knights of CoTV. I was IN CONTROL... I lumbus Council #659. did my opening, then introduced Martin served on the Fort her. she interrupted me and said Bend County W.C. & I.D. #2 first she had two questions for for 15 years in several differme..."is that your real hair? And ent positions. He was a Mason do you wear makeup?" I didn't and belonged to the Lorenzo de have a chance. I never got the Zavala Lodge #1397. Martin concentration or control back for passed away July 13, 2013 in that show. I will miss her, but Houston. enjoy remembering her. I think He is preceded in death by that's the way it is supposed to be! his parents, Ruperto and Adela Saldua; sister, Velia Rosas; Louis Garvin

brother, Ruperto Saldua, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Joe T. Herrera. Martin is survived by his wife of nearly 29 years, Irma Saldua; children, Marty Saldua, Damon Saldua, Meagan Harris and her husband, Josh; siblings, Johnny Saldua and wife, Gloria, Phillip Saldua and wife, Virginia, Frances Castillo and husband, Rudolph, Olivia Lopez, Alice Herrera; brother-inlaw, George Rosas, Sr.; along with other relatives and friends. For those wishing, donations in Martin’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program, P.O. Box 570127, Houston, Texas 77257-0127, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Earmarked SHC-Houston, 6977 Main, Houston, Texas 77030 or the Charity of Choice. Words of condolence may be left for the Saldua family at




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read it", etc. She had no real concrete answers, but, armed with her usual determination and stubbornness, somehow it began to fall into place. I was a business teacher, so she decided I should be the "accountant". Our buddy Phyllis Pugh was sexy and pushy, so she was going to be a salesperson. Her cousin,Dianne, was dependable and wanted to be involved, so she came on board, too. I kept all the accounts receivable on cards in a recipe box, and whenever  Beverly wanted to know how much somebody owed us, I would have to add up the ads they had

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Sugar Land Rotary's Annual Fall Classic set for September 7 Sugar Land Rotary is hosting its annual fundraiser, Fall Classic, on September 7 at Constellation Field, home of the Skeeters. Proceeds from the event will fund the many organizations Sugar Land Rotary

supports throughout the year. This year’s theme, Grand Slam Home Run Party at the Ball Park, celebrates baseball and Sugar Land’s community spirit. The evening event features dinner, a live auction, a bid

board, happy hour, tours of the stadium, music, and a raffle of a brand new Chevy Sonic or Cruze. The event is co-sponsored by Classic Chevrolet. All of the money raised will benefit the 20+ local,

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The school board also approved the hiring of 35 new elementary teaching positions to reduce the student to teacher ratio to 22:1 in grades kindergarten through third grade. Eight new middle school assistant principal positions were also approved to ensure that each

campus has one associate and two assistant principals. Trustee Susan Hohnbaum asked why additional teachers weren't added at the middle school level. "Middle schools would like to add additional teachers but want to take a more strategic approach when we know the configuration of how our staff will change in the coming years," FBISD


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Superintendent Charles Dupre said. After meeting with high school principals, the district proposed 15 new teaching positions to be added where needed especially to alleviate larger class sizes or master scheduling issues. Administrative staff said that after discussions with campus principals, district employees recognized the need to further study and develop the FBISD response to House Bill 5 before allocating additional staff on the high school level. The Board previously approved an increase in the starting teacher salary to $46,500 from $44,750.

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Specific hearing dates relating to the eminent domain proceedings have not been announced. But they will allow the county to legally acquire the land and compensate the owners of the land. Spur 10 is a route within Fort Bend County that starts at SH 36 near Pleak…at a stop sign, and it runs in a northwesterly direction ending at SH 36 northwest of Rosenberg. The spur is generally traveled by motorists going northbound to avoid passing through Rosenberg. It is reported to go along entirely rural areas. Motorists on Spur 10 can also access U.S. 59 to the northeast by taking a feeder road, and may travel to the southwest by taking a ramp off the overpass.

national, and international charities supported by the Sugar Land Rotary Foundation. Beneficiaries include the Fort Bend Education Foundation, the Fort Bend Women’s Center, Child Advocates, Boy

Scouts of America, Meals on Wheels, and various scholarship and leadership programs. A complete listing of the humanitarian programs supported by Sugar Land Rotary can be found at www. Tickets for this event are $100 each and include the entire night’s entertainment, as well as one raffle ticket to win a car. Tickets can be purchased from any Rotarian or online at the above web address. Private and company sponsorships are still available and are provided at various levels ranging from $500 to $5,000. In addition to receiving multiple tickets to the event, sponsors will "We'd like to make this one of our be included in all advertising and signature services and eventually public relations associated with expand to include an ER track and outpatient services specifically for the Fall Classic. For sponsorship levels, general information, the elderly." In October, the hospital is hosting or to make a donation, visit its “Patchwork of Life ... Putting the

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and will be easy-to-navigate. Even shiny floors, which are normally a hospital staple, will be non-glare in the ACE unit. "Everything from low-glare flooring and a warm color palette, to a community dining area will be designed to promote mobility and socialization--two cornerstones of recovery for the elderly patient," said Freudenberger. "Research shows that if a unit is designed to cater to the elderly, it dramatically improves their recovery time." Despite the younger demographic in Fort Bend County, Freudenberger says there is a need in the western part of the county for specialized care for the elderly. "It makes sense to do a comprehensive program for the elderly at the Jackson Street location," Freudenberger said.

Pieces Together” gala to raise funds for the ACE unit, estimated to cost around $2 million. The event is set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Safari Texas Ranch.The evening will include a dinner, live auction and the opportunity to purchase “patches” to be sewn into a quilt by Pat Hebert for a lasting memory of the communities’ support. The gala will honor five women whose lasting contributions have made them legends in Fort Bend County —they are Billie Wendt, Carolyn Banfield, Carole Brown, Donna Kay Tucker and Ann Council.

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opinions. Councilman Wen Guerra said, “We have to embrace not only the recommendations of our staff, the economic development that the comprehensive plan be plan, but bring in the population updated. The City’s attorney, Art that’s part of this city.” Robert Pertile, said that “it’s time to start Sorbet said in reference to hiring thinking about redevelopment” and now is the time to make this a consultant that there be “clearly request since the City’s budget will defined goals” established. Several times at both the Planning and be submitted at the end of August. Zoning Commission and the City Also with this request was the Council meetings, the company, suggestion to hire a consultant to work strictly on the T.I. property Street Level Investments, was redevelopment and to put together mentioned as the one to purchase a Citizens’ Advisory Committee to the Texas Instruments property. assist with the new Comprehensive Mayor Scarcella said, “Based on Plan. This passed unanimously by my discussions with (Street Level) the P&Z Commission to move on and (their) associates earlier this week, their deal with TI will likely to City Council. At the City Council meeting this be closed by the end of October.” recommendation was discussed and Council continued this discussion several board members offered their in executive session. CITY, continued from page 1

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While the House meets in seclusion, drafting their 844-page amnesty version, Obama threw a toxic, sizzling bone to feast on. Obama’s toxic bone offered up last week—a year delay employer mandate for businesses with

more than 50 employees but not individuals—is unconstitutional and illegal. Big business, Congress and Obama’s “A-Listers” cannot be given a free pass. Article 2, Section 3 does not allow our President to selectively enforce laws.



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• 1 tsp. Dijon mustard • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper • ¼ cup Granny Smith apple, diced – slice the rest to use as garnish • 2 green onions, thinly sliced • 2 tsp. honey • 3 peaches • 2 avocados • 1 cup arugula


Instead, Congress’ diversion from its responsibilities is to concoct exaggerated, pandering “comprehensive reform” legislation that won’t be read, making empty promises and violating law. Last week 650,000 military furloughs began after Congress authorized a $100M African vacation. This administration's ignoring Iran’s capability of an ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile) strike on U.S. soil as early as 2015. More than 600,000 Vets are being denied disability benefits for as long as 273 days, after taxpayers spent $500M on a new

computer system to expedite the process while illegals will then be able to receive more than 80 government welfare programs. In Massachusetts alone, more than $18M in fraudulent welfare benefits have been paid out to dead people! Congress: You’ve not taken swift action against the IRS’assault on Conservative organizations and the IRS has flagged 90% of adoptive parents for further review who claimed the adoptive tax credit. You’ve not taken swift action on Benghazi. You’ve authorized Obama to spend $2.6B since 2009

• smoked paprika for garnish Combine first 8 ingredients in med. Bowl. Refrigerate. In small food processor, puree honey and 1 roughly chopped peach until smooth. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Set aside. Slice remaining 2 peaches into 8 equal slices. Slice avocados into 8 equal slices. Divide peach and avocado slices evenly among 4 plates. Place

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Learn how to use MS Excel at library programs

University Branch Library will present a series of basic classes this month on using Microsoft Excel 2010. The classes are free, and participants may attend individual sessions or the whole series. The University Branch Library is located at intersections to minimize 14010 University Blvd in Sugar inconvenience and additional trip time for the traveling public. Land on the UH campus. Eastbound traffic will utilize the The first class, “MS Riverpark U-turn lane as a detour Excel Survival Basics,” for version 2010, will take place while westbound traffic will on Wednesday, August 7, utilize the Sandhill U-turn lane. beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Their goal is to minimize traffic delays while ensuring the Computer Lab. Get a basic introduction to using this safety of the traveling public at spreadsheet software program. all times. The traveling public The next class, “MS Excel may want to consider alternative 2010: Intermediate,” will routes, as they are available, take place on Wednesday, to avoid delay. We apologize August 14, beginning at 2:00 for the inconvenience created pm, in the Computer Lab. Learn by this mobility improvement project. Segment D of the more advanced skills is using this Grand Parkway Toll Road spreadsheet software program. is scheduled for completion The final class, “MS Excel 2010: Advanced,” will take at the end of 2013.

New Territory Boulevard at SH99 announces daily lane closures The intersection of New Territory Boulevard at SH 99 will undergo daily lane closures so that the contractor constructing the toll road perform work on the bridge deck over the intersection. The lane closures will impact the traveling public over a three (3) week period ending on Thursday, August 2, 2013. During this time closures may vary from only one lane in any direction to complete closure of all lanes of New Territory Boulevard for several hours. Traffic detours around the New Territory Boulevard intersection will utilize the Sandhill and Riverpark Drive

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place on Wednesday, August 21, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab. This class is for individuals who are already familiar with MS Excel, but would like to learn more about the advanced features of the software program. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www., click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-6335150, or by visiting the library.

on failed green energy jobs that created only 2,298 temporary jobs while losing 9M jobs since becoming our Commander in Chief. You’ve allowed confidential Defense Department leaks. You made sure that the air traffic control sequester didn’t impact your flights. This administration has refused to admit that a “coup” has occurred in Egypt but has had no issue with calling Tea Party members “terrorists.” You’ve been an integral part of this administration’s frivolous, addictive spending and you refuse to impeach a President when you’ve had ample opportunity to do so. You’ll now come home for a relaxing (paid) summer vacation after an abysmal performance, conduct your pious town halls, whining that “It’s Obama’s fault” when you hold the purse strings and allow Obama to now be whisked away to Martha’s Vineyard. Tell us again why you’re selling us this bogus


subterfuge and you’ll enforce E-verify—that is already law? Immigration is broken? Washington is broken, reckless, corrupt and refuses to adhere to our Constitution. Maybe you need to take up selling door-todoor encyclopedias…you know, the business that went out of business.. For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@

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The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra has unveiled its 2013-14 season, a masterful blend of classical and popular music that is bookended with Americana music. The fiveconcert subscription package is now on sale, with a special “Buy 1, Get 1 For 22 Percent Off” offer available to new subscribers through August 31. The 2013-14 concert series includes: • American Showcase I on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 Featuring American standards, folk tunes, Broadway favorites and more • Deck the Halls on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 Capture the holiday spirit with a mix of popular and classical Christmas music • Six Flags Over Texas on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

Featuring a mix of popular and classical music representing the six countries that have laid claim to the Lone Star State • Once Upon a Time on Saturday, March 29, 2014 Enjoy a magical musical representation of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and other beloved fairy tales • American Showcase II on Sunday, May 18, 2014 Featuring American standards, folk tunes, Broadway favorites and more All concerts, except Once Upon a Time, begin at 2 p.m. at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road in Stafford. Once Upon a Time begins at 7 p.m. at B.F. Terry High School’s Graeber Auditorium, located at 5500 Avenue N in Rosenberg. Parking is

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Local cadet graduates from West Point Cadet Andrew B. DeSplinter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad DeSplinter of Sugar Land, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 25. DeSplinter graduated from Fort Bend Stephen F. Austin High School in 2009. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in Defense and Strategic Studies. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Infantry

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This one has ‘’model home’’ written all over it! Beautiful tile entry with art niches, and decorator paint! Study with hardwoods,French doors,and added built-ins! Carpet recently replaced as well as extra deep sink in kitchen. Spacious kitchen opens to beautiful living area with built in bookcases and TV niche! Higher ceilings, formal dining, master with huge walk in closet. Bath with separate shower. Large backyard with covered patio! This one will not last long!!! Sought after Katy schools as well! $174,900 (25226BR)

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books, including a few that have been out of print for a while. Most of our books are only $.50- 1.00 although some special items such as autographed books  and older editions are slightly higher.” The Sale, which includes thousands of gently used books for both children and adults, as well as CDs and DVDs,  provides funding for both children’s and adult programs at the Library.  During the past few months the Friends have approved funds for the Read Across America salute to Dr. Seuss, Nooks for 0-10 year olds which are preloaded with award-winning books, an adult genealogy program, and the Summer Reading Program as well as Movie Nights at the Library and the Teddy Bear Picnic. Times for the sale are Thursday, July 18, 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.4 p.m., and Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m.  The Friends group always welcomes new members who are interested in supporting the Library as well as donations for future sales.   For more information contact friendsofsiennabranchlibary@


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June and Bob Bjercke sort though some of the many books donated to the Friends of Sienna Branch Library Book Sale.


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





Avid readers who want to spend hot summer days relaxing indoors with a good book will find a large selection at the Friends of Sienna Branch Library Book Sale July 18-20, at the Sienna Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City.



OYSTER CREEK COUNTRY – One-Story PLUS Guest house. Tucked away on 1.67 acres. Granite, tile & SS appl. Large Game room! Vaulted beam ceiling, wood floors, f/p,  built-ins & Generator. Great storage &  2-Workshops!  Nothing compares at $299K! (2922MW)

CORRIGAN – HUGE LOT WITH TREES! Excellent floor plan & great schools. 3/2/2 has high ceiling and open kitchen. Large bedrooms  w/walk-in closets! Recent roof,  A/C, paint  & more.  New carpet offered! Wont last long at  only $115,000! (5008RO)

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had reported seeing a beautiful Jack Russell Terrier crossing the intersection at Hwy 6 and University Blvd.. It wasn’t until Monday, June 25, that I had a close encounter with the beautiful dog. When I spotted her, I set out a bowl of food and water. I didn’t want to frighten her. So, I took some time in researching the various animal rescue groups in the Fort Bend County area. Eventually, I came across Sharon Rode’s group, Save Our Strays – Fort Bend County. Sharon was absolutely fantastic in responding to my inquiry about rescuing and saving the life of this poor dog. Sharon drove all the way over to my place of employment and met with me to get an idea of the dog’s description, route, and provided me with a plan of how we could attempt to rescue the dog. After we had devised our next course of action, Sharon had begun driving over to the HEB location across the way. Suddenly, she noticed that a white van marked with the Animal Control logo was parked near the HEB gas station. It

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls has teamed with Child Advocates of Fort Bend to co-locate detectives investigating child abuse cases at their Children’s Advocacy Center in Rosenberg. The Children’s Advocacy Center works directly with child victims of abuse and facilitates the collaboration across law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office and CPS to ensure that all partners work as a team on these very critical cases.  Both the DA’s




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had already taken custody of the puppies and they didn’t know what had happened to them. So, I decided to go a step further and asked who runs the Animal Shelter in the Sugar Land area. Shay had told me to speak with Kathryn Ketchum, Animal Services Manager – Sugar Land. So, when I called Kathryn Ketchum, to inquire about the puppies, she had told me that they were 4 months old and they were very aggressive. Therefore, they were euthanized. I was livid and devastated by the news. I inquired to Katherine, how can 4 month old puppies be aggressive. These puppies were of the Jack Russell Terrier breed and at 4 months, they hadn’t even developed their teeth. She could not give me any further rationale on why they had euthanized these puppies. This is absolutely horrific. Animal Protection Services is using taxpayers money to euthanize and send these perfectly healthy puppies to their death. Animal Protection was able to trap the mother of the puppies. She was dehydrated and so terrified, when we

witnessed Animal Control transporting her to their facilities located on 101 Gillingham Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77478. When I stopped to talk with one of the Animal Control Representatives, she introduced herself as Kathryn Ketchum. She then recalled speaking with me over the phone earlier that day. I explained to Kathryn that I was working with Sharon to rescue this mother dog. And I was only wanting to provide her with a loving and caring home. I provided Kathryn with my business card and asked if I could call into their facilities and inquire about the dog. She said that I could call or visit the dog, however, if I did pay her a visit, I couldn’t touch or get close to the dog, especially since she is county property. Hopefully, the mother dog will survive this horrific experience and I will be able to adopt her. I just had to share my story because animals deserve to be heard and I want to be their voice. Sincerely, Jessica Flaxman

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appeared that they were setting a trap to catch the same dog. So, Sharon got out of her vehicle and began telling the Animal Control Representative, Shay “Trish” Faulkner, that she and I were working on rescuing this dog. According to Shay, they told us that they had been searching for this dog for over 2 months now. However, what didn’t make sense is that yesterday was the first day that Animal Control had ever set a trap up to catch this dog. Why all of a sudden? Sharon had informed Shay that I was interested in adopting and giving this dog a second chance and a new loving home. Shay agreed that she would come across the street and meet with me, after they had finished setting up the trap. When Shay arrived to meet me, we exchanged a cordial handshake. I told her that I had been very concerned about this dog because she appeared to have been nursing puppies. My co-workers and I had set out on many trips in the area, in an attempt to rescue her and her puppies. However, Shay went on to tell me that Animal Control

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Office and CPS currently have their child abuse prosecutors and investigative units, respectively, located at the Child Advocates of Fort Bend facility. “One of the first things that I did when I took on the role of Fort Bend County Sheriff was to visit the Children’s Advocacy Center to fully understand the comprehensive range of services provided by Child Advocates of Fort Bend. They work directly with the children and provide forensic interviewing of alleged child abuse victims, therapy and mental health services, and court preparation and accompaniment for these children.  I felt that collaboration and communication across our agencies would be enhanced by having two of our detectives co-locate at the Child Advocates office.  The program is now a model for other counties across the state of Texas”, said Sheriff Troy Nehls.  One of the benefits of creating strong partnerships across law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office and CPS is to ensure that no child falls through the cracks and that children are safe from future victimization and abuse.  This was highlighted in a recent criminal case involving the continuous sexual abuse of a child.  The Children’s Advocacy Center, District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office worked hand in hand.  It resulted in the county’s first life sentence verdict by a jury and the healing of a child who was able to put her abusive past behind her and has a bright future ahead. District Attorney John Healey said, “This is an excellent example of why it is important to continue putting resources into child abuse prosecution.  Because of the excellent work of the investigators at the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, the

Shown front row (l-r) are: Detective Marcia Cox of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and Child Advocates of Fort Bend Executive Director Ruthanne Mefford. Back row, L to R are: Detective Jerret Nethery of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney John Healey, Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Children’s Advocacy Center Program Director Fiona Remko and Sheriff Troy Nehls.

committed staff at the Fort Bend Children’s Advocacy Center, and my dedicated prosecutors, a serial predator will never be able to harm another child again. I hope the strong message the jury sent will encourage child abuse victims to come forward.  It should also send the message to other predators that the citizens of our county will not tolerate child abuse.” Ruthanne Mefford, Executive Director of Child Advocates of Fort Bend, added, “The co-location of the Sheriff’s Office in our building will certainly enhance the relationships between the Sheriff’s Office detectives, the

DA’s Office prosecutors and our staff. It is a significant step in the evolution of our multidisciplinary approach.” Last year, the Children’s Advocacy Center served 1068 children, of which 80% were alleged victims of sexual abuse. It was started in 1996 to address the large and growing numbers of children who had been traumatized by abuse and were not getting the help they needed.  Children are brought to the Center by law enforcement or CPS where they are able to tell their stories to a trained forensic interviewer in a child friendly environment.  A recording allows the

2013 Fort Bend ISD High School football season tickets go on sale in August 19 Existing ticket holders can renew starting Monday, August 5 Season football tickets for Austin, Bush, Clements, Dulles, Elkins, Hightower, Kempner, Marshall, Ridge Point, Travis and Willowridge High Schools will be issued in the form of a pass for each seat. The pass will be retained by the purchaser for the season and will be good at Mercer or Hall Stadiums for all Home and Visitor games for that school. As before, the season pass will entitle you to your assigned seat at home games. When you are a visitor, the pass will act as general admission to the game, with no assigned seating. After season ticket sales are over, the remaining chair back seats will be available on a “first come, first served” basis. All tickets sold during the football season will be general admission tickets. Tickets sold at FBISD stadiums will cost $8 each. For the 2013

football season, parking will be free of charge. • Tickets will be sold at the FBISD Athletic Office in Wheeler Field House, 16403 Lexington Blvd., from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. • August 5 through August 16, only 2012 season ticket holders may purchase the seats held in 2012. If you plan to be out of town during this time, your tickets can be purchased by mail. Please mail us a check for the specified amount payable to Fort Bend I.S.D. and include a self addressed, stamped envelope to enable us to return your tickets to you. • August 19 through August 29, all remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on a “first come, first served” basis. Season Ticket Sales for all FBISD high schools will end on August 29 when the first game kicks

off the 2013 Season. • Ticket options ARE NOT TO BE TRANSFERRED to another individual. Per seat season ticket prices are as follows (based on number of games played in FBISD Stadiums): • $25 (5 Games) – Marshall • $30 (6 Games) – Willowridge • $40 (8 Games) – Dulles, Kempner and Ridge Point • $45 (9 Games) – Austin, Bush, Clements, Elkins, Hightower and Travis Season Ticket sales should be paid by cash or check only– no debit or credit card transactions will be allowed. They encourage you to take advantage of the savings ($3 per game) and convenience (no waiting at the gate) that season tickets offer. For more information, please call FBISD’s Athletics Department at 281-634-1900.

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Winners announced for Missouri City's 1st Annual Doubles Tennis Tournament A total of 42 tennis enthusiasts braved the sweltering heat to compete in the First Annual Doubles Tennis Tournament held at Missouri City’s Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Drive, on June 28 through June 30. The winners in the men’s categories were: 3.0-3.5 division- Larry and Jeremy Knight-winners; Don Cooper and Tom Leatherwood-runners up 4.0-4.5 division- Ronnie Kwan and Scott Boarmanwinners;-Donnie Roshelle and Emmitt Bryan-runners up Women’s division, the winners were: 4.0 division- Vicky Medina and Liza Kalu, winners of

round robin tournament; Debra Jones and Jayna Halverson-runners up. 3.0-3.5 division-- Martha Ruiz and Janet Wynnewinners; Leslie Taylor and Sharon Cahill-runners up. During a luncheon for the players on June 29, Mayor Allen Owen and Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Wyatt welcomed the group and said the Doubles Tennis Tournament will be an annual event. Mayor Owen proposed a “Spikes and Sneakers” event next year that would include both the City’s Quail Valley Golf Course and the Recreation and Tennis Center for couples that could each participate in their favorite activity; golf or tennis.

Area teen arrested for burglary By LeaAnne Klentzman

Thanks to an alert neighbor and a quick call to 911 a Katy area teen was nabbed for burglary by deputies. Last Friday morning Fort Bend sheriff’s deputies responded to the 911 call in the 23900 block of Indian Hills Way in Falcon Point subdivision, which is next to the Fort Bend/Harris County line. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, about 8 a.m. that morning a woman heard her doorbell ring several times, when she got to the front door, no one was there. However, she did notice a shadow in the back yard of the house next door and heard the sound of breaking glass so she called 911, said Haenel. Deputies responded and the scene became a multi-agency effort. Deputies from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office

helped set the perimeter, Katy Police provided a thermal imaging device so deputies could determine how many Omar Hassan suspects were inside the home and a K-9 Unit from the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office entered the residence along with Fort Bend deputies to retrieve the suspect, Omar Hassan, 17, who was hiding under insulation in the attic. As deputies investigated, they discovered three backpacks loaded with the owner’s valuables. Haenel identified some of the contents as cash, jewelry, game systems, cameras, camera equipment, iPads and laptops. Omar Hassan, 17, of Katy, was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Habitation.

House fire claims three women in rural Fort Bend

grandchildren. All six lived in the brick and frame home The tragic house fire that in the 9900 block of Johnson claimed the lives of three Road west of Rosenberg far west Fort Bend County between Orchard and women has been ruled Simonton. The fire spread accidental, possibly related fast and because it was in to an electrical issue. a rural area with no fire About noon last Thursday, hydrants, water had to be a home near Orchard ferried in by tanker truck. caught fire and burned to Fighting this rural area the ground claiming the residential fire was a team lives of three women. When effort headed up by the the fire broke out Joyce Fire Marshal’s Office Carrington, 55, and her the Needville Volunteer son Keevin Hernandez, 17, Fire Department, and the raced to get the children Richmond Fire Department, out of the home and away as well as, Fort Bend from the fire. With her two County Road & Bridge grandchildren, ages 5 and providing pumps and 10 and son safe outside, lighting at the scene. Joyce Carrington returned Fort Bend County Fire to the burning home to Marshal Mark Flathouse said get her invalid mother and the cause of the fire appears aunt. In the end, Joyce to be electrical. However, Carrington, her mother the incident remains under Dorothy Carrington, 80, and investigation and the her aunt Goldie Wells, 90, case is active. Flathouse did not survive the fire. said the preliminary According to officials, findings were based on Joyce Carrington was conclusions developed the caregiver for her from the evidence collected mother, aunt, son and two at the time of the fire. By LeaAnne Klentzman

Jerry Wyatt, an avid tennis player, presented a certificate to Davy Daniel with Republic Services that sponsored the tournament. He told the group about the City’s efforts to acquire first-class amenities for residents, including the Recreation and Tennis Center that has 13 first-rate tennis courts.

Car burglar arrested - one flees on foot in Cinco Ranch area By LeaAnne Klentzman

The Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office was instrumental in arresting a suspect in several burglaries of motor vehicles in the Cinco Ranch area last Tuesday night, said Chief Deputy Aaron Tyksinski. He explained that Precinct 3 Constable Rob Cook’s Deputy Jeff Fox responded to a suspicious vehicle call near the 2300 block of Sun Tree Lane in the Cinco Ranch subdivision. As Deputy Fox patrolled the area searching for the suspicious vehicle, Tyksinski said Fox saw a car matching the description in the 3200 block of Castlewind Drive.

As he watched the suspicious vehicle he observed a male in the driver’s seat idling along the street and another male, dressed all in black, walking parallel to the car looking into the windows of parked cars in driveways and along the street. “When Deputy Fox approached the person on foot, he ran away. However, the driver of the vehicle was apprehended and subsequently arrested on charges,” said Tyksinski. The driver was detained and transported to the Fort Bend County jail. Several electronic devices were recovered as well as items from four other vehicles that were burglarized that night in the area. The case remains under investigation.


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Lake Olympia Middle School (LOMS) will host its “Mustang Library staff will be Camp 2013” on Wednesday, available at these comeAugust 14 for all incoming and-go sessions to answer sixth-grade students who will questions about different attend the school in the fall. types of e-readers, using the The event will be held from library’s online digital library, 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the and downloading e-books. school’s Commons, 3100 Lake The sessions are free and Olympia Parkway, Missouri City. open to the public. Reservations During the Mustang Camp, are not required. For more students and their parents and information, call the branch guardians will take part in library at 281-238-2140 or the various informational sessions library’s Public Information focusing on successful transition Office at 281-341-2677. to middle school, student







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Library presents Swedishweaving class Aug. 3 - Sept. 21 A series of instructional classes on Swedish Weaving will take place at Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, on eight consecutive Saturdays, beginning August 3 and continuing through September 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the library’s Conference Room. Interested needle crafters may attend individual sessions or the whole series. All experience levels are welcome. Swedish Weaving, also known as Huck Embroidery, is a traditional stitching technique used to embellish linens such as table runners, place mats, dish towels, pillow cases, and afghans. This heirloom needle art was first discovered among linens dating back to the 1600s, but it did not become

popular in the United States until the early 20th century. Stafford resident Eileen Appel will be teaching the class at the library. She became interested in the hobby twelve years ago, after seeing a relative demonstrate it. Since then, she has decorated a variety of items using the Swedish-Weaving technique, including decorative pillow cushions, many of which she has given away as gifts. Examples of afghans, table runners, place mats, and other items created by Appel may be seen in the library’s display

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For seniors, proper foot care is often overlooked when other, seemingly more important health and mental issues take precedence. Typically, care of the skin and toenails cannot be effectively managed by the elderly due to sight impairment, inability to reach their feet, and steadiness issues. Podiatrists can both identify and manage seniors’ foot problems. They can regularly cut seniors’ toenails and be sure that they are not ingrown. Soft tissue disorders and arthritic problems can be monitored. Because seniors can be prone to ulcerations and infections of the feet, podiatrists can discover the issues before they become life-threatening. Podiatrists can assess shoe fit and provide orthotics when necessary. All seniors should see a podiatrist on a regular basis. For many of us, our feet are the furthest things from our minds, both physically and mentally. We expect they'll be uncomfortable at times, and we put up with it when they hurt. Healthy feet are fundamental to the quality of our lives. We are highly trained physicians and surgeons focusing on the foot and ankle and should be an important part of your health-care team. Please call us at 281-980-3668 for an appointment to maximize your health and well-being. We can promise you comprehensive foot care geared to your personal needs at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment.Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: If left unaddressed, problems with seniors’ feet will have an impact on their mobility, impair their balance, and put them in peril of falling.

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cases throughout the months of August and September. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Anyone interested in attending the class(es) may sign up for either all of the sessions or just for certain dates. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib., click on “Calendar,” select “First Colony Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-2382800, or by visiting the library.

Former Hightower athlete continues track and field career at University of Texas Vilvesh Srinivasan’s commitment to University of Texas was a decision he knew would shape more than just his college career, but the foundation for his next forty years. His determination to run at the collegiate level led to his decision to join NCSA Athletic Recruiting, an exclusive recruiting network that provides student athletes with the opportunity and technology to be proactive in their recruiting process. Not only did Vilvesh have the tools he needed for the recruiting process, NCSA also educated him on the steps he needed to take to achieve his goal. He has demonstrated the true meaning of “studentathlete” by keeping up with his grades while taking Honors and AP courses. He plans to pursue an engineering degree at the university located in San Antonio, Texas. Vilvesh competed at

Vilvesh Srinivasan the varsity level for three years. His self-motivation and trust in the recruiting process has rewarded him with the opportunity to run track as a UTSA Roadrunner and earn a meaningful degree that will allow him to succeed in the future.

FBISD’s Annual Parent Organization/ Booster Club meeting set for August 3 Fort Bend ISD will host its Annual Parent Organization/ Booster Club Meeting on Saturday, August 3, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the Main Auditorium of the Fort Bend ISD Administration Annex, 3119 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land. The meeting will give participants an opportunity to receive a copy of the FBISD Parent Organization Manual, review the latest guidelines, and hear from and ask questions of the following speakers: • FBISD Police Officers on Parent Organization/ Theft Prevention in School • FBISD Volunteers/ Partnerships Coordinator on Criminal Background Checks and Reporting Volunteer Hours

• FBISD Director and Assistant Director of Child Nutrition on Request for Food Sales or Food Services • Texas Comptroller’s representative on Sales Tax Compliance • Certified Public Accountant on 501(c)(3) Requirements and IRS Tax Filings • Insurance Agent on Liability Insurance Coverage For more information, contact FBISD’s Internal Audit Department via email at Parent.Org@fortbendisd. com or call 281-634-1763.



omg Inside Fort Bend “Do you want to see?” Remembering Bev Less than a year ago, Fort Bend Star Publisher Beverly Carter told a story about having been pulled over by the Sugar Land Police for not wearing a seatbelt. She had undergone breast surgery and was experiencing discomfort with the seatbelt across her

chest, so she moved it over. This action was either seen by the police officer or it just plainly didn’t look like she was wearing a seat belt. After having been told why she was being pulled over, she explained to the officer why she didn’t have the seat belt on followed by volunteering to show him the red, burning scars on her chest. “Do you want to see?” “No mam,” he said politely, and off she went…to relate the story, and so many others! May she rest in peace. Beverly's Memorial Service will be on Saturday, July 20 at the Stafford Civic Center on Staffordshire Road.

Mitek Sports Medicine Sponsors Youth Health Expo featuring safety and sports injury prevention Mitek Sports Medicine, a leader in orthopaedics sports medicine and a part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, will sponsor a Youth Health Expo on August 3, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Wheeler Field House, 16403 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land. The event is being hosted by Safe Kids Greater Houston and Methodist Center for Sports MedicineSugar Land and is open to middle and high school students and parents. Medical specialists will be on-site to provide extracurricular pre-participation physicals and educate participants about common over-training injuries, proper stretching and injury prevention techniques, nutrition, dehydration, concussions and other health topics. The physical is $20 per child and only cash is accepted at the event. “Sports participation offers a host of benefits for children, including weight management, social skills development and team-building skills, but there can be downsides as well without the proper precautions and training,” said Timothy C. Sitter, M.D., an Orthopedic Surgeon with Methodist Center for Sports Medicine - Sugar Land. “Each year millions of young athletes end up in the emergency room or doctor’s office with injuries that can bring sports participation to a halt. We are pleased that Mitek Sports Medicine is committed to addressing this problem and hope that together we can provide education and reduce the number of injuries in our community.” The Safe Kids Greater Houston and Methodist Center for Sports Medicine - Sugar Land event is one of several taking place

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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 www. for information.

FRIDAY, JULY 19 Music in the Plaza Come to Sugar Land Town Square Fri., July 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening in the Plaza filled with live music from Chase Hamblin & The Roustabouts!


Movie Under The Moon Bring your friends, family, and lawn chairs to the Sugar Land Town Square Plaza, Sat., July 20, 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., and enjoy a free Movie Under the Moon. This months’ free movie is Monsters, Inc.


“Trapped By A Treacherous Twin” auditions Cast Theatre, 1909 Ave G, Rosenberg, will hold auditions, July 24 & July 25, 7 p.m. Cast theatre needs 5 men and 4 women. Go to www.casttheatrical. com/TT_char.html for more information on character descriptions.


Dancing Under the Stars Break out your dancing shoes and head to the Plaza, Friday, July 26, 7:30p.m. to 9 p.m., for Dancing Under the Stars! The professionals will teach you all of the right moves!


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 Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG 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 281-575-1145 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

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Sugar Land Town Square searches for amateur models for Catwalk on City Walk Sugar Land Town Square is hosting an open casting call for models to walk in its 4th Annual Catwalk on City Walk fashion show. Town Square judges will select one female and one male model to strut the runway rocking this fall’s hottest trends at the annual show, benefitting Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – Pretty in Pink Cancer Fund on Thursday, Sept. 12. Interested models must send their name, phone number, age, height, weight and measurements, accompanied by a photograph of themselves taken within the last year to events@SugarLandTownSquare.

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