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is the weekly application of Adulticide which is administered by spraying; these applications will occur twice per week through the end of July. The second approach is the application of Larvacide in the form of pellets, which are placed in areas where mosquitoes are known to breed, including ditches, storm sewers, detention ponds, etc. The Larvicide program is also conducted throughout the summer months. In Missouri City, an independent contractor will use Kontrol 30-30, advises the city. It is an environmentally

What to do for Cat 4 or 5 storm text-to-voice calls to up to three registered phone numbers, it advises. For a CAT 4 or 5 storm, OEM Planning Coordinator Shauna Evans, who also is a volunteer programs manager, said that

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friendly pesticide that will be used throughout neighborhoods and parks, including the Quail Valley Golf Course. Special attention will also be given to other locations where mosquitoes swarm, including public drainage areas. Missouri City states that the week of July 26, it will return to its regular weekly spraying schedule on Thursday nights through the first week of November. It advises residents that if rain falls on a spray day, the work will resume once the weather dries out. See MOSQUITO, page 14

Are we safe in Fort Bend? By Elsa Maxey What if a CAT 4 or 5 hurricane heads this way? After entering the Gulf of Mexico, if a CAT 5 hurricane hits Galveston, Surfside or Freeport, there would be toppled power lines, uprooted trees, and knocked down buildings as far as 175 miles from coastal areas. That’s what the Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has said. Just think, Freeport is about 60 miles away. What plans are in place to let residents in Fort Bend County know about what to do? The Fort Bend OEM tell us that Fort Bend has an emergency notification system called “FBC Alert” allowing citizens to register ( www.alerts.fbcoem.org) to receive storm warnings and updates as threats change. It can send text messages and/or do

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Sugar Land, Missouri City heighten mosquito control By Elsa Maxey Sugar Land and Missouri City both announced that they will increase mosquito spraying to address unusually high mosquito activity in neighborhoods throughout their communities. Each city will be tackling the mosquito population intensely for two consecutive weeks due to the abundantly reproducing mosquitoes pestering so many from the outcome of the recent rain activity. Sugar Land said it provides mosquito control services each summer through a two-pronged approach. The first approach

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should individuals lose their home or it becomes uninhabitable, Fort Bend County has a shelter plan and an agreement with the American Red Cross to use, when necessary…like it did See STORM, page 14

Community leaders lending a hand to ACHIEVE Fort Bend County are (l-r) Board President Lucia Street, James D. Rice, President of Rice & Gardner Consultants and FBISD Board of Trustee, Jean Goff, Vice-President of Post Oak Bank, Mike O’Connell with Southwest Water Company, and Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella. They are helping promote an upcoming ACHIEVE Fort Bend Mentoring Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stafford Centre on Cash Road.  The event will bring together various business and civic leaders in the community for the launching of a county-wide mentoring program to serve the youth in Fort Bend County.

ACHIEVE Fort Bend County organizes events to help students stay in school By Elsa Maxey "The only way we will turn around public education in Texas is for the business community to realize that their future is at stake." That is a recent statement from Bill Hammond, President and CEO of the Texas Association of Business about the dropout cost to communities shared by Lucia Street, Board President of ACHIEVE Fort Bend County. She finds it inspiring and says, “This is a prime motivator for ACHIEVE encouraging business leaders to support the upcoming mentoring conference.” Towards this end, there will be a recovery walk followed by a mentoring conference in September, both aimed at helping students

throughout Fort Bend County graduate from high school as a result of employing measures to help them stay in school and reach that goal. Here’s a shocking statistic ... one third of all students who enter high school don’t graduate, reports ACHIEVE Fort Bend County, and it wants to change that number by impacting the nationwide concern locally in the county. Organizer of the two upcoming events, ACHIEVE Fort Bend County has set its countywide, second annual Dropout Recovery Walk for Saturday, September 11. This will include Fort Bend ISD, Stafford MSD, Lamer CISD, and Needville MSD, each with its own Dropout See ACHIEVE, page 14

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major currency seizure on U.S. 59 By LeaAnne Klentzman The Fort Bend Narcotics Task Force, in conjunction with Federal enforcement agents out of Houston, seize $410,641 of U.S. currency. Sheriff’s spokesperson Terriann Carlson said, “On July 7, 2010 a tractor-trailer

was traveling southbound on U.S. 59 through Fort Bend County.” Carlson said the truck made several erratic lane changes

which prompted sheriff’s patrol sergeant David Clary to stop the vehicle on US 59 near FM 2218 for traffic violations. After identifying the driver as the owner and operator of the tractor-trailer rig, Clary, according to Carlson, became Jesus Trevino, Jr suspicious and searched the tractor-trailer. “As a result of the search, two bundles of U.S currency were hidden inside the trailer,” said Carlson. A follow-up investigation ensued and 44 year old Jesus Trevino, Jr. of Houston was arrested and booked into the County Jail for Money Laundering, over $200,000. Carlson said, “The tractor and trailer, as well as the currency, were seized under the Chapter 59 statue through the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.” That’s a lot of money... Over $400,000 was seized last week after a Trevino’s bond was set at routine traffic stop on U.S. 59. $100,000.

By LeaAnne Klentzman Veteran Richmond Police officer Steve Eiteman is back at his regular job after charges against him were dismissed last week. On December 9, 2009, Eiteman drove past Rosenberg police officer Justin Pannell who had a violator stopped along the side of the road. According to testimony presented in the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing in April of 2010, Officer Pannell ordered Eiteman to

stop because he (Eiteman) did not have a front license plate on his car. According to Pannell’s testimony in the ALR hearing, Eiteman failed to follow his commands as an officer which put him (Pannell) in fear for his life. Portions of the video of the traffic stop were played during the ALR hearing. The ruling by the Administrative Judge of the ALR hearing was that the officer had no probable cause to arrest See CHARGES, page 10

Fort Bend teacher’s union declares three issues on burner By Elsa Maxey The Fort Bend Employee Federation (FBEF) is waiting to hear from FBISD after “confronting” it with three issues. FBEF union President Karrie Washenfelder said that the Federation issued a challenge to Fort Bend ISD to maintain academic honesty in the classroom, stop wasting tax dollars on frivolous lawsuits and in accordance

with HB 3646, it wants FBISD to award teachers what is termed a step raise that the organization maintains the teachers are lawfully entitled to receive. The local union said that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott ruled that school districts must give a salary step increase to teachers for experience in addition to a statefunded raise and other regular See TEACHERS, page 10

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Another bear story.....I read last week that Sarah Palin has morphed from a pit bull (with lipstick) to a mamma grizzly. While I fail to ever understand the Republican fascination with her (maybe it’s the fascination of watching a train wreck), I’m here to report that Sarah Palin has nothing on my mother, God rest her soul. My mother had about 50 years on Miss Sarah and in her lifetime, she didn’t shoot a grizzly from an airplane. She went hand-to-hand combat with one. When my daughter Sherry was a baby, we lived in Wyoming for a while. My parents came through on their way to Yellowstone (we went there several times on family vacations). After spending the night with us, they left the next day for Yellowstone with Sherry and I accompanying them, my brother Vance, and cousin

David Winans, both seniors in high school. We stayed in a cabin in Yellowstone close to Old Faithful. I can’t remember the name of the lodge or cabins but when my mother and I visited about eight years ago, it was still there in all its rustic glory. I do remember what the cabin looked like on the inside and there’s one thing I can guarantee--with my father making the reservations, it was the cheapest there. Our cabin was rather basic: two double beds with a woodburning stove in between. I don’t know where the boys stayed. I guess they had another cabin or Daddy made them sleep in the car! There was a table and chairs also. No air conditioning in those days and it was actually cold in Yellowstone in June. Our cabin had a wooden door and a screen door to let in the breeze and keep

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myself. The male members of our little group didn’t believe a word about the bear until Daddy noticed the imprints in the fish grease congealed in the frying pan. It’s a wonder that bear didn’t toss the place like a kick burglar. But my Mom gave her orders and expected them to be followed. She didn’t run for office, make speeches, or have an expensive wardrobe. But she could order a mamma grizzly out of her room and not make a big deal about it. She also taught me to play fair, that you didn’t have to pray in school, that gays weren’t bad people, and that a woman’s body was her own. My grandson Carter had heard the family story about “Grandma Bea” and asked me to recount it and other stories the other day. I told him this story and also told him that my mother, who would be 96, was the antithesis of Sarah Palin and largely responsible for who I am today. I swear I’m gonna quit watching national news pundits. I’m just going to worry about what is happening right here in Fort Bend County. I promise. B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at bkcstar@earthlink. net.

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Reader responds to Parks Youth Ranch article I am writing this letter in response to Elsa Maxey’s article in the July 14 edition of the Star referencing Parks Youth Ranch. The Fred and Mabel R. Parks Youth Ranch when completed will co-locate a 20 bed emergency shelter and counseling center for abused, at-risk and homeless youth from our community, ages 13 to 17. Currently, there is no emergency shelter for youth in Fort Bend County. Tom and Christine DeLay’s facility, Rio Bend, is a longterm residential foster care facility for children referred through CPS. We intend to serve three youth populations at the ranch, children in the custody of CPS, youth referred from Juvenile Probation, and homeless youth.

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Boy Scout says year-round school not good idea Dear Fort Bend Star, I think you should write a story about how school districts want to make school year-round. School should not be year-round because kids need a break from school and summer is needed. If we had to go to school year-round, I would feel overworked and sad. Teachers also need the break from teaching and students to be better teachers. The summer gives

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Jim Rice, Chairman of the Fort Bend Cares Board of Directors, announced the appointment of Jill Curtis as the charitable foundation’s first Executive Director. “We are excited to be taking this step forward for Fort Bend Cares. Jill has the leadership and organizational skills to guide this organization in the future,” said Rice. Jill has served on the Board of Directors since the organization’s inception in 2004 and has chaired the Grant Committee for the past two years. “I am honored to have been selected as the Foundation’s first Executive Director,” said Curtis “and I look forward to working with our Board of Directors and our committed volunteers in an expanded capacity to serve our community.”

Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that support children and youth in areas dealing with physical, Jill Curtis health, educational, recreational and emotional needs. Since its origin, Fort Bend Cares has bestowed grants totaling approximately $570,000. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Management from Cornell University. She and her husband, Sandy Curtis, an environmental attorney with Chevron, have lived in Sugar Land since 1990. They have two children, Alycia, age 21 and Brian, age 19.

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the relationship ended between Zeno and the child’s mother, the woman and her children moved to California. “In February 2009, the child, who was then 10 years old, disclosed to her grandmother that she had been abused by the defendant in Texas. At the time of the abuse, the child was five to six years old,” said Morton. Evidence presented by Assistant District Attorney Mark LaForge and Morton revealed that the child’s grandmother contacted the Rosenberg Police Department where Detective Kevin Raines immediately began investigating the case. The investigation was a combined effort between Rosenberg police and California law enforcement. Ultimately, Zeno admitted to some of the allegations during his interviews with Detective Raines. A warrant was obtained and Zeno was arrested. Assistant District Attorney Mark LaForge says, “The child’s outcry of sexual abuse, years after it had occurred, was ultimately confirmed by the defendant’s own admissions to the crimes after a thorough investigation by the Rosenberg Police Department. We are very proud of the little girl in this case for telling what happened to her. She is a very strong and a very smart young lady.” “Unfortunately, children who have been victimized often times do not tell for years,” added LaForge. “We are thankful we had the opportunity to obtain justice in this case. It is never too late to report a crime against a child.” As of September 1, 2007, there is no longer a statute of limitations in Texas for sex offenses committed against children – meaning there is no deadline for any victim of child abuse to report the crime.

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tacted the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and led detectives to the baby’s mother, 22 year old Marjorie Johnson.” Johnson reportedly resides with her mother at the Preserve at Colony Lakes Apartments. Carlson said Johnson had concealed the fact that she was pregnant to everyone but the father of the baby. Johnson and this baby’s father have two other biological children. Carlson said Johnson told authorities she kept this pregnancy concealed because the father of her children is not accepted by her family. Johnson is said to be cooperating with law enforcement. Carlson said the case will be forwarded to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.

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COMMONWEALTH PARK – Outstanding Newmark w/updates galore on a oversized cul-de-sac wooded lot surrounded by lush landscaping! Entry opens to both formals w/ crown molding & 2’’ wood blinds. Plush neutral carpeting/paint thru-out(2009). Huge gourmet kit. updated(2009)granite countertops w/ tumbled tile backsplash, oversized island w/brkfast bar, 18’’ tiled floors & microwave. Dble ovens. Gas range-2010. Walk-in pantry.Open kit.concept-family rm. w/corner brick hearth firepl. Huge patio. Lg. yard for a pool & play area! $289,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM38BC)

COMMONWEALTH/SUTTON FOREST - Exquisite ‘’Designer Showcase’’ Home in Desired Neighborhood! Stately trees & lush landscaping surround this lovely hm. Rich 5’’ slat hardwood floors, double crown molding & plantation shutters. Open concept floorplan, spacious kitchen with granite countertops, tile flooring & lg. center island. Spacious gamerm. 5th bedrm. could be a study. Formal Liv. rm. could be 6th bedrm. or 2nd bedrm. down. Flagstone patio w/rock waterfall in backyd. w/back gate leading to walkway & hidden park. Gorgeous! $382,500 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4718CS)

THE HIGHLANDS - Come see this Splendid 1.5 story home located on a huge wooded lot w/soaring ceilings w/many updates! 2 large master suites (1 up & 1 down). Both formals w/ lg. tile floors accented by a ‘’private’’ enclosed atrium. Family rm. w/2 story high ceiling heights accented by corner fireplace w/raised brick hearth overlooking raised wood deck w/ lush landscaping & arbor. Exec. master bedrm w/sitting area (could be study).Split floor plan. All bedrms w/connecting baths. Oversized gamerm. Fresh int. paint. $159,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1919CA)

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COMMONWEALTH/SUTTON FOREST – Stunning 4/3/2Det.oversized garage. Perry one story w/tons of upgrades! Open concept floorplan & spacious entertainment size formals. Kitchen features granite countertops(bullnose edge), lg. center island & custom built cabinets w/pull out shelves. Huge study (or sitting area)off Master Bedrm. Additional features include: 5’’ slat hardwood floors, 2’’ wood blinds, high vaulted ceilings, hollywd baths, auto. sprkler sys. & alarm. Private backyd w/lush landscaping, oversized patio-perfect for a pool!. $375,000. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4718DC)

SIENNA PLANTATION/VILLAS – Exquisite Village Patio Home w/Courtyard Entry to Private Guest Quarters. Open Concept Floor Plan. Tons of hardwood flooring, 2’’ blinds & vaulted ceilings.Gourmet Style kitchen w/oversized island & abundance of cabinets! Private library w/built-ins. Spacious Liv. Rm. w/wall of transom windows & French Doors to covered patio. Oversized master bedrm. Dramatic master bath w/ whirlpool tub beneath stately columns w/archway. Huge wooded backyard w/covered patio,perfect for a pool. Alarm & Sprklr sys. $292,000. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3318CH)

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COMMONWEALTH PARK - Magnificent 6/3.1/3Det. Perry hm w/pool in desired commonwealth w/grand 2 story foyer & curved staircase. Modular tile flooring thru-out downstairs. Downstairs master bedrm has hardwoods & fireplace w/french doors leading to covered patio & back yd pool. Open concept design w/spacious entertainment rooms. Kitchen w/granite countertops, lg. Center isle. Family rm. W/wall of windows overlooking pool. Huge upstairs game rm. Juliette balcony, gated driveway & plantation shutters. All located on a cul-de-sac street. $449,900 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM19TF)

GREATWOOD FOREST – Grand Stately Executive Perry on Lg. cul-de-sac street. No back neighbors! Extra designer touches include fluted & crown moldings, tons of built-ins, lg. 18’’ tile floors & recent paint, new shower, updated kitchen w/granite countertops, 5 burner thermador pop up cooktop on lg. island. SS dishwasher & microwave. Open concept w/wall of windows overlooking 2 decks recently stained,one with pergola cover w/ceiling fan by huge sparking pool, w/extra green space. Extra lighting,sprkler system & alarm $375,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7934AT)

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COMMONWEALTH PARK – Come & enjoy this Backyard Oasis w/Waterview, Greenbelt & Huge Diving Pool. No Backyard Neighbors! Oversized covered Lanai w/ceiling fan & decorative tile flooring. Interior features: fresh paint & carpet (6/2010). Updated gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops & dble ovens. Open kitchen concept family rm w/rich hardwood floors & dry bar. Lg gamerm w/room for media & pool table. Study w/wall of oak builtin desk & shelves. Updated A/C’s, furnaces, roof & water heaters. Back of house has Hardi. $379,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM42HS)

COMMONWEALTH/OXFORD - Come see this Dramatic Perry Hm with a sparkling diving pool. Grand 2-story tile foyer greets you & your guests. Lg formals w/hardwood floors. Plantation shutters downstairs - 2’’ blinds up. Updated island kitchen w/granite countertops & brushed stainless steel appliances. Huge master suite w/French doors leading to pool. Oversized gameroom & 4 large bedrooms up, all w/walk-in closets.Sprinkler system. Over $90,000 in Updates & Upgrades! $364,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4218SI)

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VENETIAN ESTATES • Huge price drop!!!!! Don’t miss this completely gutted & remodeled stucco/ stone 1 story on private cul-de-sac w/full view of water across back!! Has a pool too!!! You won’t recognize from b4! Master suite w/huge closet, gourmet kit., Granite, tile. Low taxes & HOA. Your chance to get into a completely remodeled 1st class home on a gorgeous lot in beautiful, quiet ve!!!! $664,800. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938.

Great 2 story private retreat on colorado river 7 miles from intercoastal & 14 miles from gulf. Incredible river view, gorgeous screened in deck, peir & cleaning table, bulkhead just repaired. Huge gameroom, mud room, extra bdrm & room down. Master, kitchen, living up for view. Appliances & most furniture stay. Also golf cart. 45A island w/15 homes, full time caretaker. Pool, never flooded. Quiet peaceful unique! $399,900. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

Former model luxury stucco custom townhouse in pristine condition in gated community. Huntington floorplan w/ 3 bdrms & master retreat. Downstairs open floorplan great for entertaining. Gourmet island kitchen open to living area & formal dining. Granite tile, covered patio, in house fire sprinkler, yard sprinkler sep. Lots of trimwork, whirlpool tub, really gorgeous. Great location. $265,000. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938.

QUAIL VALLEY • Great home on oversized lot. Large backyard w/covered porch, pool/spa, little greenhouse and nice landscaping. Huge gameroom w/new floor, workshop, deck added above garage. Remodeled kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Huge den w/wet bar is conveniently divided by 2-sided fireplace. Master bedroom, guest bedroom and study down. Plantation shutters,solar screens. Roof only 7 yrs old, furnace 2 yrs old, spray-on insulation 7 yrs, interior repainted april ‘10. $255,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102

FIRST COLONY • One story home on quiet street w/ beautiful trees in sought after section of Lakefield. Very clean,like new. Study can be 4th bedroom. Island kitchen has stainless steel appliances (only 2.5 years old), tile backsplash,and plenty of counter space and cabinets. Spacious den w/corner fireplace. Master bath redone - shower, ceramic tile, mirrors, faucets and hardware. Other updates include: water softener (4 years), water heater (2 years), AC unit (6 years) and coils (5 years). Exemplary elementary. $217,900. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102

CANYON GATE • Rare Find! Beautifully updated, clean, & meticulously cared for by original owner. Located on a quiet scenic cul-de-sac w/oversized 3-Car Garage w/ work bench.Huge lot & back yard that looks like a park. Recent wood laminate floors, Designer paint, upgraded SS applian’s(09)& Fixtures.Grand 2 story foyer, open floor plan. Gameroom upstairs.Looks like a model home. Huge yard for pool and playground, private w/ No backyard neighbors.Lush landscaping, 2 patios. Must see to fully appreciate. Roof (‘08). $219,000. Call Debbie Marcell to see!!!! 281-782-2102

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BRAZOS LANDING: Beautiful 2-Story Designed Home Features Both Formals + Family Rm; Wood & Tile Flrs; Silestone Counters; Game Rm; Sun Rm; 5 Huge Bedrms; Pool & Spa. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (5930BH)

SIENNA PLANTATION: Beautiful Trendmaker Designed Home Features Wood & Tile Flrs, Island Kitchen, Study, Game + Theater Rm, Pool, 4/3.1/3D. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (8819SC)

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TELFAIR – 3 or 4/2/2, All bedrooms on first floor, study, lots of natural light, Kitchen includes built-in buffet, granite counters and tile floors, bay window in Master $329,990 (6802SO) SUGAR MILL – 3 or 4/2/2/2, Updated home located on wooded cul de sac lot with high ceilings, an abundance of natural light, and slate steam shower in master bath. $299,950 (13923WF) COLONY LAKES – 5/4/3, Waterfront lot with professional landscaping includes a gazebo, pergola, and rock garden. Spacious master suite located on first floor along with a second bedroom and full bath. $349,900 (4014 TC) SIENNA PLANTATION – 5/4/2/3, Dramatic entry flanked with two formals, a well-appointed study and dark hardwood floors. Kitchen is a chef’s dream with granite counters and double ovens. $562,500 (16WL)

4 bedrooms, 3 bath custom home on the golf course. Master & 2 bedrooms down.Sprinklers, Corian, double-pane windows, fabulous views from your patio $171,500, 2517 s/f per builder. High ceilings, oak & pecan trees almost ready to harvest! (4022G)

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SUMMER LAKES – 4/2.5/2, This stunning home includes massive upgrades. Open kitchen with granite counters and tile backsplash. Extensive tile, full gutters, and covered patio. $174,900 (527RP) GREATWOOD – 4/3/2/2, This home features fresh interior paint, rich hardwoods, Avanza counters, large tile and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and a finished garage with a half bath. $269,900 (1319SB) FIRST COLONY – 5/3.5/3, Located on a corner lot on a quiet cul de sac, this home features formals, plantation shutters throughout, and a corner fireplace in family room with graceful arched doorways. $329,900 (1511MG) SUGAR LAND – 3/2.5/2, Updated gourmet kitchen, formals, large and cozy two story den, spacious master retreat located downstairs, two bedrooms and loft upstairs, beautifully landscaped yard. $167,400 (13110NA)

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FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND Adorable 1 story home on culdesac street. No neighbors behind you! 3 bedrooms & study or formal living. Open floor plan. detached garage! priced below market at $220,000.

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Trendmaker home built in 2007. Over 4000 sqft! 4 bedrooms 3.5 bath, study & gameroom. 3+ car garage & portechere! Upgrades galore! Across from neighborhood greenbelt and close to Elem. and community parks. Bring an offer! $400’s

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NEWPOINT ESTATES/SIENNA – Incredible custom on 2.7 sprawling wooded acres w/ grand pool area, bar, gourmet kit remodel w/ English pub aura w/granite, 5-burner gas,ice mkr,mosaic glass,temp cntrl wine cellar,family rm w/unique beamed wood ceiling & wood flrs….So much more!! Watch deer frolic from your huge back deck. $667,000 Lisa Odegard 281-620-9676 (2110DA)

THE GROVE – Seller Ready to Go & Offering 3% toward buyer’s closing cost & a home warranty!! Lrg living area w/high ceilings, open formal dining rm, extra rm is sitting area off master bdrm. Recent int/ext paint & tile flrs. Custom fitted plywood for all windows during hurricane season! Nicely landscaped bckyrd. Lots of light. $110,000 Holly Cravens 713865-1841 (1815CM)

SIENNA – Clean, spacious patio home with small yard. Recent paint & carpet, bedroom & 2-full baths up. Lots of windows. Kitchen open to family & breakfast. A Must See! $129,500 Brenda Daniels 713-628-6155 (3935FE)

PECAN GROVE – Private country club community w/low taxes & low annual maintenance. Upgraded to the max (list available)!! Dive pool & 2-side yards, huge brkfst/dining area w/window seat, built-ins, 2-sep bars, quiet sitting area sep from 2-story living, very large luxurious master suite on its own level. All you have to do is call your movers! Seller ready to go!! $234,900 Holly Cravens 713-865-1841 (1618RF)

LAKES OF WILLIAMS RANCH – Old World style Tuscan designed home includes 1,000 sqft outdoor living!! $35,000 in energy upgrades!! Large living area w/wine grotto, granite topped isl kitchen/great room, brick archways, interior walls finished European plaster w/antique glaze. You must see!! $1,299,000 Linda Bell Team 832-222-9010 (1123GE)

LAKES OF WILLIAMS RANCH – Luxury, tranquility & beauty!! Melrose Custom Homes built energy efficient with many custom features on waterfront lot! Quaility craftsmanship is amazing! One of a kind! Manned gate community. $889,900 Linda Bell Team 832-222-9010 (1003WL)

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SIENNA PLANTATION Highland home on the golf course w/ pool/spa! Hardwoods throughout. Gameroom. Media room, & built in desk/work area up. Stone FP,study with french doors, 2-story entry, iron stair railings. Gourmet kit w/ large isl, lots of cabinets, & butler panty, opens to living area! Truly magnificent! $409,900 (3410SC)

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Beautiful Perry built with gorgeous Pool/ spa with waterfall. Culdesac street. Wood floors throughout most of the downstairs,including the spiral staircase. Built in grill by pool, 5 foot extension on garage,and the list goes on!Sought after Cinco Ranch, walk to schools!. $373,900 (2915DM)

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Two story in Pearland-NO MUD TAX!Nicely updated-almost all tile downstairs-most carpet upstairs has been replaced-granite in all bathrooms, wood blinds, roof 2 years new, both new A/C’s(high efficiency) except one compressor. NO neighbors behind! Nice gameroom upstairs. So convenient to 288 and 518! $199,900 (3303EO)

Beautiful custom built with private backyard, pool, & spa. Two story living area, wood floors, island kitchen with sub-zero, & wetbar with icemaker. Recent carpet, & roof in 00’. Dual staircases. Master suite with large exec. bath. Large utility room, gameroom up,& study down w/built-ins. Sought after Clements H.S.! $599,900 (66PW)

One story in immaculate condition! Gated community! Built by Chesmar, so includes many upgrades! Large, open kit w/breakfast bar and built in desk. SS appl., large ceramic tile. Split plan w/large master and exec. bath! Seperate shower, oversized tub, and his and her sinks. Front porch, covered patio, and large backyard. $148,900 (9427SR)

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STARRINGS............................................................................................................................................................................................. from page 2 Christmas in August Come join the fun, learning Christmas carols with the Sweet Adelines, Barbershop style. No obligation to join & open to all women who like to sing. Rehearsals each Monday starting August 2, 7-8 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 3300 Austin Parkway, Room 210, Sugar Land. Call Charlene at 713774-3975.

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Measles is a viral condition that occurs rarely in the U.S. An infection from the virus can be spread from person to person and is highly contagious. Signs and symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, and a rash. Koplik spots are a defining characteristic of measles, and appear as a blue to white colored rash on the body, particularly near the mouth. A more widespread rash typically develops, progressing from the face to the neck, arms, and legs several weeks after exposure to the virus. The majority of persons in the U.S. who become infected with measles have not been vaccinated. The measles vaccine is recommended for all children over 1 year of age, in a series of 2 doses, spaced apart by at least 1 month. The measles vaccine (Attenuvax) is a live vaccine that may be administered within 3 days of exposure to the virus to prevent infection. Alternatively, immune globulin can be administered within 6 days of exposure to the virus. Measles vaccine should then be administered 3 months after administration of immune globulin, to ensure continued protection from infection. Measles vaccine is also available in combination with other recommended vaccines (MMVax, MMR II, ProQuad). Ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol) is an antiviral that is sometime used in the treatment of measles.

first Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m., in Stafford. Come join us for a lively investment discussion and some refreshments. RSVP at 281615-5946 or email leemdcam@aol. com. Interested in breastfeeding? La Leche group meets the every second Monday, 7 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. La Leche League of Fort Bend is a breastfeeding support group for new & expectant mothers. Call Laura at 281-277-4989 for information. Celebrate Recovery Meetings Celebrate Recovery Meetings for Freedom from your hurts, hang-

ups, and habits. Group meets every Kleo is a 3 year old Border Collie Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., mix who loves to be with people. Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 13303 Her favorite thing is to go for a Southwest Freeway, West Campus, Suite 200, Sugar Land. Call 281-242ride in the car. She will jump in the 2858 or dperry@sugarcreek.net. front seat and look out window. Adult volunteers needed Kleo is gentle with children and Volunteers needed in the fall for nonother dogs. Kleo knows how to sit, profit after school program for middle stay, shake and could learn so much and high school students. Teach art, more. She is housetrained, crate dance, music and/or provide mentortrained, spayed and healthy. Annie’s ing & homework, for financially disAngels adoption fee covers: spay, advantaged youth. Mon. thru Thurs., microchip, vaccinations and heartworm test. For more information 3:30 to 8:30. Training provided in August. Creative Dreams Outreach about Kleo please contact Annie's Angels Texas Rescue at 832 483-0997 Center, 2610 Ruth St., Stafford. Call or julie@anniesangelsrescue.com Visit our website to see photo and vidJackie, 281-261-0814. eos of all of our pets for adoptions: http://www.anniesangelsrescue.com/

Make sure early vaccinations are on back-to-school list Trendy new clothes and stylish school supplies may be on the back-to-school list, but don’t forget your children’s immunizations. Schools now prohibit children from attending without the proper immunizations. Tiffany Albritton, M.D., with Memorial Hermann Medical Group, Sugar Land, said recent changes have added a second chickenpox vaccination for children entering kindergarten and a meningitis vaccination for students entering seventh grade. “If parents wait until August, it will be difficult to make an appointment for their child’s vaccina-

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William R. (Bill) Cochrane, 62, passed away on July 10, 2010. Bill was born on September 16, 1947 in Hackensack, New Jersey. He grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey. In 1965 Bill and his family moved to Bloomington, Indiana where he earned a B.S. degree from Indiana University in 1969. He then earned a BS degree in Automotive Technology from Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1970. Bill is a decorated veteran of The Vietnam War where he served as a lieutenant, 1970 – 1971. Bill was employed by Mazda North American Operations from 1974 – 2000. During his career, he held numerous management positions. Bill was most recently employed by The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, 2006 – Present. Throughout his life, Bill embraced the values of honesty, integrity and hard work. Bill was a talented carpenter and wood worker; he enjoyed working on home

tions and this could delay school enrollment.” Vaccines help prevent or lessen the severity of infectious diseases and serve as a public health tool to avert their spread. By injecting a minuscule amount of diseasecausing germs into the body, vaccinations help the immune system develop antibodies to fight those diseases. Vaccines are responsible for nearly eradicating many life-threatening illnesses once widespread in the United States. Ironically, this may be one reason some parents don’t get their children immunized. Neetee Gadgil, D.O., also practices family medicine with Memorial Hermann Medical Group, Sugar Land, she said parents sometimes think their children aren’t at risk of contracting infectious diseases because they haven’t seen diseases like polio or smallpox in their lifetimes. “If we all start thinking that way, diseases that have been nearly eradicated will make a comeback. We must continue vaccinating,” she said. Many vaccine-preventable bit diseases are, in fact, making a comeback. Among them, the Texas Medical Association names tuberculosis and cholera, and Dr. Funeral services for Ethel Gadgil adds pertussis (whooping Fleming Bunting, 90, of Sugar cough) and polio. Land, Texas will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 22, 2010 at First United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Interment will follow at Fields Store Cemetery in Wallis. Reverend Jon Sims will officiate the services. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in the State Room of DavisGreenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. Ethel was born November 16, 1919 in Hitchcock to Marion Barney and Oma (Redkey) Fleming. She graduated from Rosenberg Now is the time for vaccinations. High School and moved to Houston where she married George T. Bunting and they were married 47 years. Ethel passed away July 17, If you know 2010 in Sugar Land. a volunteer... She is preceded in death by her husband, George T. Bunting; parNominate them for a ents, Marion and Oma Bunting; and her siblings, Mel Fleming, Community Star Marjorie Fleming Thompson and Edith Fleming Mehrens. CALL Ethel is survived by her chil281-690-4200 dren, Nan Bunting Middlebrooks, Michael Thomas Bunting, Rich-

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improvement projects and restoring automobiles. Bill was very caring of other people. No one was a stranger to him. He took a sincere interest in anyone who crossed his path and knew how to make someone laugh. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William A. Cochrane and Elizabeth (Lester) Cochrane and his wife, of 34 years Cheryl S. Cochrane. He is survived by his two daughters: Michelle Cochrane Gadd, and Jessica Cochrane of Sugar Land, Texas, son- inlaw Justin Gadd, sisters: Betty Jane Terjesen and Carol HardySchubert, niece, JenniferHardy of Eustis, Florida, and special friend, Gayle Akin. A memorial service will be held for Bill on Saturday, July 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Colony Church of Christ, 2140 First Colony Blvd, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the First Colony Church of Christ Youth Group or to the Veterans Administration Hospital of Houston.

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BAPTIST CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER • 832-655-2515 SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 2106 5th Street • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 10:30am (Brunch Follows) www.bcredeemer.org Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ!

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am www.hbctx.org

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FIRST COLONY CHRISTIAN CHRUCH • 281-980-4141 4141 Sweetwater Blvd. • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Traditional Service 9:45 a.m. Contemporary (Praise) 11:20am www.FCCCDOC.org In depth Bible study during both services METHODIST CHURCH

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

NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611 1424 FM 1092 Rd., Missouri City, 77459 Worship w/Holy Communion: 8:00 & 10:30 am Education hour for all ages: 9:15am www.newhopelc.org

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CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 1123 Burney Road, Sugar Land, 77498

Worship: 9:30am 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Education: 10:45am WWW. CUMCSL.ORG www.stmartinslc.org Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Children’s Worship: 11:05am FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7729 Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am 800 Brooks Street Sugar Land, 77478 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 Sunday Worship Services: 8:00am & 10:30am Faith Lutheran School Pre K - 8th Grade 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missori City, TX 77459 www.faithlutheranschool.org Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am Open Skies Worship: 8:30am • www.fumcmc.org

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ard Fleming Bunting and Judy Ellen Bunting Goodson; grandchildren, Kelly Middlebrooks, P.J. Middlebrooks, Richard Goodson, Ellen Goodson Binford, Clayton Bunting, Travis Bunting, Laura Bunting Minks, Henry Bunting, Andrew Bunting and Michael Bunting; great grandchildren, Kasey Montgomery, Kaitlyn Goodson, Jacob Middlebrooks, Hayden Minks, Trace Minks; along with other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be P.J. Middlebrooks, Travis Bunting, Henry Bunting, Andrew Bunting, Michael Bunting and Kasey Montgomery. The family would like to acknowledge Hospice Compassus and Home Instead for the wonderful care provided to our mother. For those wishing, memorials in Ethel’s name may be made to your charity of choice. Words of condolence may be left for the Bunting family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., Rosenberg, Texas 77471. Phone: 281-341-8800.

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431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org

11925 SW Frwy 59 • Stafford (Between W. Airport and Murphy Rd.) Sunday Worship: 10:30am www.brightonhouston.org • Refreshing & Relevant

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SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Coffee/Donuts: 8:30am - 8:45am Sunday School: 8:45am - 9:45am Worship Service: 10:00am - 11:00am www.spcmc.org

121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am www.facebook.com/freedomchurchintl Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger

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MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 SWEETWATER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP • 281-980-1623 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org

1730 Staffordshire • Stafford Sunday Worship 10:45am www.sweetwater777.org Encounter God’s Healing Love Buck and Anna Eaton, pastors

Scripture of the week “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” Revelation 2:17

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MHSL Triathlon raises nearly $10K for nonprofits A full field of 800 participants competed in the 13th annual Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Triathlon recently, helping to raise nearly $10,000 for six non-profits. Beneficiaries include Children’s Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, the pediatric service at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital; Cenikor, Fort Bend Rainbow Room, AutismSpeaks, First

Colony Swim Team and Cherish Our Children International. “Having a title sponsor like Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital that is communityinvolved, just like Finish Line Sports, enables us to distribute race proceeds to deserving charities,” said Race Coordinator Andy Stewart of Finish Line Sports. At least 250 triathletes were

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dy Faulkner, Florence, TX. Visitation was held from 4pm – 7pm, Sunday July 18, 2010, at Earthman Southwest Chapel, Stafford, TX. Funeral was held at 10am on Monday July 19, 2010, at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church. Burial was held at 10am on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, near the family homestead at Bethlehem Cemetery in Whitney, TX. Those serving as pallbearers were Mike Zimmer, Ross Mayo, Jeremy Emler, Stuart Wolfe, Jake Joseph, Ricky Bostrom, John Cangelosi, and the late Kevin Piskura. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Houston Humane Society at www.houston humane.org , or to Houston Texas Firefighters Federal Credit Union, Account # 233482. Funeral under the direction of Earthman Southwest Chapel, 12555 S. Kirkwood, Stafford, TX 77477. 281-240-3300; 281240-3334 fax. www.southwest chapel@yahoo.com

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Jerene Sue Faulkner (Wilson), 30, of Richmond, TX, passed on Wednesday July 14, 2010. She was a loving wife, daughter and sister. Jerene was born to Jim and Cathy Wilson on December 19, 1979, in Dallas, TX. She was a long time resident of the Houston Metro area. She was a graduate of Elkins High School in Missouri City, TX, attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, worked at Southwest Forklift, a member of the Houston Fire Department’s Citizen’s Fire Academy, and a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Rodeo Express. Jerene was preceded in death by Jonah and Lear Wilson, and Bus and Doris Lamb. She is survived by her husband, Josh Faulkner, Richmond, TX; mother and father, Jim and Cathy Wilson, Missouri City, TX; brother, Jason “Bear” Wilson, College Station, TX, and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bob and Cin-

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Sugar Land, TX 77479 Andy Stewart of Finish Line Sports, center, presents a $1,000 check from the 13th annual Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Triathlon to Memorial Hermann Foundation representatives to benefit Children’s Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, the pediatric service of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Accepting the gift for the Foundation are Cecelia Garcia, senior director of development, and Michelle Hildreth, director of development.  first-time participants in the event, which Stewart says is one of the largest triathlons in the Houston area. The course consists of a 300-meter pool swim, 10-mile bike ride, and three-mile run. “Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is honored to have our name associated with this triathlon and Finish Line Sports,”

said Jennifer Zimmerman, director of business development for the hospital. “We are pleased to be able to extend our community outreach services to the athletes of Fort Bend County and to be on the ground at the triathlon with athletic trainers, sports medicine physicians and other volunteers.

Libraries’ computers down for scheduled maintenance Fort Bend County Libraries’ computers and telephones will be down on July 30 and August 1 because of upgrades to the library system’s computer network. Patrons will not be able to use the libraries’ computers, WiFi, catalog, databases, printing services, self-check, or the Internet, nor will they be able to access their library account. Services are scheduled to resume on Monday, August 2. On August 3 and 4, Fort

Bend County Libraries’ library catalog (including patrons’ library accounts) and Overdrive service will not be available. Computer services will be available to the public, but printing services may be intermittent. All regular computernetwork services will resume on Thursday, August 5. For any questions, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677 prior to July 29.

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TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES: Accredo Packaging, Inc. has applied to the Texas Commission on Enironmental Quality (TCEQ) for an amendment to Air Quality Permit No. 84053 which would authorize modifications to the Sugar Land Manufacturing Facility located at 12682 Cardinal Meadow Drive, Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas 77478. Additional information concerning this application is contained in the public notice section of this newspaper.

FOOT FACTS by Dr. Eric Tepper BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS WHICH IS WHICH? If you tear a piece of the tissue (known as a ligament) that connects bones to a joint, you have a sprain. If the ligament was simply over-stretched, it is minor. If the ligament is completely torn, it can be debilitating. An injury to connector tissue that connects a muscle or group of muscles to a bone is considered a strain. Like a sprain, it also may be minor or serious depending on whether it is over-stretched or torn. The treatment for the two is essentially the same. The injured area should be immobilized, elevated, and iced. Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen are recommended. The podiatrist may want to use a traditional or air cast. In some instances, surgery is necessary. We’ve been specially trained to diagnose the strains, sprains, fractures, and other problems that can occur to your feet. Don’t rely on home diagnosis to determine what’s wrong. Turn instead to the professionals who have had years of education and experience treating injuries, conditions, diseases, and deformities of the feet. New patients are always welcome at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. Please call 281-980-3668 for an appointment. HINT: With proper care, most sprains and strains will heal without long-term side effects.

Wharton County Junior For more information about College is currently registering for programs or registration, call the Fall 2010 semester. Students 800.561.9252 or visit www.wcjc. may register now through edu. September 1 on the web. Walkin registration may be completed at the Wharton campus, Sugar Land campus, or the Richmond campus now through September 1. Registration appointments are not required. Fall classes begin August 30, 2010. Wharton County Junior College offers an associate of arts degree for those intending to transfer to a four-year institution, an associate of arts in teachThe City Council of the City of Missouri City has determined that no change to ing degree, associate of applied the land use assumptions, capital improvements plan, or impact fee for the Lake science degrees, and certificate Olympia Parkway Extension Service Area is necessary. programs. Distance education courses are available through the The Lake Olympia Parkway Extension Service Area is generally described as that web, interactive television, and area south of Thunderbird North subdivision; east of Community Park, Crescent videocassettes. Oak Oak Village at Lake Olympia, Sunrise Bay at Lake Olympia and Lake Shore Harbour subdivision; north of Vicksburg Village of Cumberland and Sedona Creek subdivisions; and west of the Fort Bend Parkway.

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If, on or before September 13, 2010, a person makes a written request to the City Secretary of the City of Missouri City, Texas, requesting that the land use assumptions, capital improvements plan, or impact fee be updated, the City Council must comply with the request by following the requirements of Sections 395.052 through 395.057, Texas Local Government Code. Any such request for an update should be delivered to Patrice Fogarty, City Secretary, at 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas 77489.


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Fort Bend ISD to host annual meeting Fort Bend teacher’s union declares............. from page 1 for parent organizations and booster clubs On Saturday, August 7, Fort Bend ISD will host a meeting at the FBISD Administration Annex Auditorium (located at 3119 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land), from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for all officers of FBISD parent organizations and booster clubs. Participants will receive a

FBISD Parent Organization Manual and review the latest district guidelines, and listen to and ask questions of the following speakers: 1) FBISD Police Department on Parent Organization/Booster Club safety procedures, 2) Texas Comptroller’s representative on

sales tax compliance, 3) Certified Public Accountant on 501 (c) (3) requirements and IRS tax filings, and 4) Insurance Agent on the liability insurance coverage. For more information, please contact DeAndra Gomez by email at deandra.gomez@fortbendisd. com or by phone at 281.634.2812.

Charges dismissed against RP officer. ........ from page 1 Eiteman for the charge of Driving While under the Influence (DWI). Eiteman’s driver’s license was not suspended nor was he suspended from work. During the time his case worked its way through the justice system, Eiteman was assigned to desk duty at the Richmond police department. Last Monday, on Eiteman’s

64th birthday, a jury was selected in the DWI case. Tuesday morning, out of the presence of the jury, motions were heard. After the judge viewed the video and heard testimony from Pannell regarding the motions, the case was dismissed. After his first day back to regular duties, Eiteman said he was glad the ordeal was over.

He said he certainly sees things from a very different perspective. He declined to comment on any future plans, he just reiterated how glad he was to have it all behind him. Eiteman has served as a Richmond Police officer for well over 35 years. Pannell testified that he has been with Rosenberg for 2 years.

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and delivered to the Office of the City Secretary, City of Stafford, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. local time Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Stafford City Council meeting on August 18, 2010, in Council Chambers at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Bids are expected to be awarded on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at the City Council meeting with coverage to be effective October 1, 2010. For further information and specifications, please contact Karen Austin, Director of Finance, City of Stafford, at 281-261-3910. This is a negotiated bid, and as such, award will not necessarily be made to the bidder submitting the lowest priced proposal. The City of Stafford reserves the right to negotiate the best responsive proposal satisfying the City’s requirements, waive any informalities, waive the requirements set forth in Section 1550.052 or 1550.053(2) of the Texas Insurance Code, and to reject any and all bids.

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says the organization would like to “sit at the table” with FBISD to discuss areas of importance to its FBISD members and this opportunity has not been offered to them. The FBEF said that there was a recent Texas AFT victory in a lawsuit spearheaded by Fort Bend ISD to undermine academic honesty in the classroom by forcing teachers to record a minimum grade of "50" regardless of the quality or even existence of work to earn such a grade. “This decision restores the right of teachers to award actual grades earned in their classroom consistent with SB 2033,” stated the local union’s release. Also, it stated that an opinion provided by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (Opinion No. GA-0785) regarding the effects of House Bill 3646 reaf-

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The City of Stafford is requesting bids from qualified insurance companies to provide Fully Insured Medical coverage for its currently Self-Funded Health Plan. Bids are requested on a Fully Insured basis. Bids, in duplicate, must be sealed, marked applicably as follows:

The City of Stafford is requesting bids from qualified insurance companies to provide Third Party Administration and/or Stop-Loss coverage for its Self-Funded Health Plan. Bids are requested on a Self-Funded basis. Bids, in duplicate, must be sealed, marked applicably as follows:

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and delivered to the Office of the City Secretary, City of Stafford, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. local time Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Stafford City Council meeting on August 18, 2010, in Council Chambers at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Bids are expected to be awarded on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the City Council meeting with coverage to be effective October 1, 2010. For further information and specifications, please contact Karen Austin, Director of Finance, City of Stafford, at 281-261-3910. This is a negotiated bid, and as such, award will not necessarily be made to the bidder submitting the lowest priced bid. The City of Stafford reserves the right to negotiate the best responsive proposal satisfying the City’s requirements, waive any informalities, waive the requirements set forth in Section 1550.052 or 1550.053(2) of the Texas Insurance Code, and to reject any and all bids.

and delivered to the Office of the City Secretary, City of Stafford, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. local time Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Stafford City Council meeting on August 18, 2010, in Council Chambers at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Bids are expected to be awarded on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the City Council meeting with coverage to be effective October 1, 2010. For further information and specifications, please contact Karen Austin, Director of Finance, City of Stafford, at 281-261-3910. This is a negotiated bid, and as such, award will not necessarily be made to the bidder submitting the lowest priced bid. The City of Stafford reserves the right to negotiate the best responsive proposal satisfying the City’s requirements, waive any informalities, waive the requirements set forth in Section 1550.052 or 1550.053(2) of the Texas Insurance Code, and to reject any and all bids.

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CITY OF MISSOURI CITY LEGAL NOTICE The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing an Invitation for Bids for the following: IFB #19-11 Municipal Court Shell Space Build Out

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO OBTAIN AIR PERMIT AIR QUALITY PERMIT NUMBER 84053 APPLICATION Accredo Packaging Inc. has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an amendment to Air Quality Permit Number 84053, which would authorize modifications to the Sugar Land Manufacturing Facility located at 12682 Cardinal Meadow Drive, Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas 77478. The facility will emit the following contaminates: particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less, organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on June 21, 2010. The application will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Houston regional office, and the Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas 77478, beginning the first day of publication of this notice. The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review in the Houston regional office of the TCEQ. The executive director has determined the application is administratively complete and will conduct a technical review of the application. PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING You may submit public comments, a request for a public meeting, or request a contested case hearing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. The TCEQ will consider all public comments in developing a final decision on the application. The deadline to submit public comments is 30 days after the newspaper notice is published. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or ask questions about the application. A public meeting about the application will be held if the executive director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. If only comments are received on the application, the response to comments, along with notice of the executive director’s action on the application, will be mailed to everyone who submitted comments or is on the mailing list for this application. If a hearing request is timely filed, the executive director will complete the technical review, issue a preliminary decision on the application, and a Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision will be published and mailed to those who are on the mailing list for the application. That notice will contain the final deadline for submitting public comments. After the final deadline for public comments following any required Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision, the executive director will consider the comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material , or significant public comments. If comments are received, the response to comments, along with the executive director’s decision on the application, will then be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments or is on a mailing list for this application. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING You may request a contested case hearing. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. Unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed within 30 days from this notice, the executive director may approve the application. A contested case hearing will only be granted based on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decisions on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues raised by you or others during the public comment period and not withdrawn.

Scope: The City intends to hire a general contractor to buildout 2,100 square feet of office space and associated MEP in two unoccupied shell spaces, as well as provide and install a backup generator, in the City’s Municipal Court Building. The project will be constructed per the design plans provided with the bid package. The City intends to contract with one (1) vendor who will provide all materials, equipment and labor necessary to perform in accordance with the specifications. There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid conference scheduled for 10 AM, July 30, 2010 in the lobby of the Municipal Court Building at 3845 Cartwright Road in Missouri City. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time August 23, 2010 and then opened. The bid packages may be obtained beginning July 21st by requesting the document name and number listed above by contacting the Purchasing Office at (281) 403-8612 or email from charles@missouricitytx.gov . Bids must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Bids must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Bids marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Bids are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Six (6) sealed bids, one (1) original and five (5) copies, addressed to the City of Sugar Land, Texas, will be received until 2:00 o’clock p.m., Thursday, August 12, 2010, for: ANCILLARY EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Sealed bids shall be appropriately marked as follows: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NO. 2010-36 ANCILLARY EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BIDDER NAME, ADDRESS, AND DUE DATE

A person who may be affected by emissions of air contaminants from the facility is entitled to request a hearing. If requesting a contest case hearing, you must submit the following: (1) your name ( or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime phone number, and fax number, if any; (2) applicant’s name and permit number; (3) the statement “[I/we] request a contested case hearing”; (4) a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the application and air emissions from the facility in a way not common to the general public; (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the facility; and (6) a description of how you use the property which may be impacted by the facility. If the request is made by a group or an association, the one or more members who have standing to request a hearing and the interests which the group or association seeks to protect, must also be identified. You may also submit your proposed adjustments to the application /permit which would satisfy your concerns.

Bidder shall sign and date the bid. Bids that are not signed and dated will be rejected.

If a hearing request is timely filed, additional notice may be provided. Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the executive director will forward the application and any requests for contested case hearing to the Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. If a hearing is granted, the subject of a hearing will be limited to disputed issues of fact relating to relevant and material air quality concerns raised during the comment period. Issues such as property values, noise, traffic safety, and zoning are outside the Commission’s jurisdiction to address in this proceeding.

The City reserves the right to revise or amend the specifications prior to the date set for opening of bids. Such revisions or amendments, if any, will be announced by addenda or addendum to the specifications. Copies of such addenda so issued will be furnished to all prospective bidders and may or may not affect the bid opening date.

MAILING LIST In addition to submitting public comments, you may ask the be placed on a mailing list to receive future public notices for this specific application mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk by sending a written request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. INFORMATION Written public comments or requests for a public meeting or contested case hearing should be submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087, or electronically at www.tceq.state.tx.us/about/comments.html. For more information about this permit application or the permitting process please call the Office of Public Assistance, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea information en Espanol, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040 General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at www.tceq.state.tx.us. Further information may also be obtained from Accredo Packaging Inc., 1470 First Colony Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas 77479-4084 or by calling Mr. My Le, Plant Engineer at (713) 580-4870. Notice Issuance Date: June 29, 2010

firms that teachers are entitled to a minimum raise based on the 2008-2009 salary schedule. The FBEF said that a second opinion by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reaffirms the right of the Fort Bend Employee Federation to access information used to terminate employees in the recent Fort Bend ISD layoffs. This is the information that the FBEF would like to review, said Washenfelder, to verify the employment cuts.

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district raises. “The district will deal with these issues at the appropriate time,” stated FBISD’s Chief Communications Officer Mary Ann Simpson in response to an inquiry from the Star. According to the Washenfelder, she’s hopeful that the AFT Local 6198 will in fact get a response. Last Wednesday (July 14) when the FBEF called a press conference, Washenfelder said that FBISD’s board members were sent the concerns expressed by its union members. She said that since the time that Dr. Timothy Jenney has been the superintendent, FBISD has not responded to any of the communications from the FBEF. When Dr. Betty Baitland was the superintendent, she said there was dialogue between the two. Essentially, Washenfelder

Signed and sealed bids shall be delivered to the City Secretary Office, on or before 2:00 o’clock p.m., Thursday, August 12, 2010, City of Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. All proposals received after the appointed time shall be returned to bidder unopened. Notice of the award of contract shall be given by the City within ninety (90) days following the date for the opening of bids.

The City of Sugar Land reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive informalities in proposals received. The award will be made to the lowest responsible bidder based on the evaluation criteria provided in the RFP. Proposal documents may be secured from City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, or by registering on https://www.bidsync. com. Registration is free. All documents, amendments and other information relating to the proposal will be posted on this site. For questions regarding this bid, please contact Todd Reed, Purchasing Manager, Telephone (281) 275-2734 or email at treed@sugarlandtx.gov. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary

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Notice of Public Sale Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, Cajun Self Storage LLC, 2935 FM 521 Fresno, TX 77545, Phone 281-431-2819, will hold a public auction to satisfy landlord’s lien. The auction will be held @ 12:30 pm on Saturday July 31, 2010. The units to be auctioned are • Horys Pereira aka Geo’s Electric Co. -Unit B-115 electrical supplies, boxes, misc items • Reina S. Saunders- Unit B-48CC furniture, clothes, household items and boxes • Orlando N. Mauricio- B-120 TV’s, sofa, chair’s, household goods • Gwendolyn Chavis- Vaults V-4, V-6, V7, V-8, V-12, V-21, V-22, household goods, couches, TV’s, etc. Cajun Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All successful bidders shall take possession and remove contents of the unit immediately. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND MUST BE PAID IN CASH ONLY.

NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code. The Storage Place, 637 TrammelFresno, Fresno, Texas 77545 will hold a public auction to satisfy landlords liens. The auction will be held at 7:00am on August 10, 2010. Property includes the contents of spaces of the following Tenants; Antonyo Johnson, ‘83 Aluminium Flat bottom boat; James Jackson, 1984 Fishing boat with trailer and misc. items, Motorcycle; Joe Solis, 1970, 19ft. fishing boat and trailer; Dimitri Ferrier, Tires, Mini ATV, Harley Motor, Clothes & Shoes. The Storage Place reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All successful bidders must take possession and remove contents within 24-hours. All sales are final and must be paid in cash only. MISCELLANEOUS

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IFB #025-11 Term Contract for Coffee Service Scope: The City of Missouri City is soliciting bids for a contractor to supply coffee service for its City facilities. The City intends to contract with one (1) vendor who will provide all materials, equipment and labor necessary to perform in accordance with the specifications. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time August 9, 2010 and then opened. The bid packages may be obtained beginning July 21st by requesting the document name and number listed above by: contacting the Purchasing Office at (281) 403-8612 email from charles@missouricitytx.gov

Bids must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Bids must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Bids marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Bids are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

CITY OF SUGAR LAND

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids one (1) original and three (3) copies, addressed to the City of Sugar Land, Texas, will be received until 11:00 o’clock a.m., Thursday, August 05, 2010, for: PAVEMENT MARKING SERVICES Sealed bids shall be appropriately marked as follows: INVITATION TO BID NO. 2010-37 PAVEMENT MARKING SERVICES BIDDER NAME, ADDRESS, AND DUE DATE Bidder shall sign and date the bid. Bids that are not signed and dated will be rejected. Signed and sealed bids shall be delivered to the City Secretary Office, on or before 11:00 o’clock a.m., Thursday, August 05, 2010, City of Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479. All bids received after the appointed time shall be returned to bidder unopened. Notice of the award of contract shall be given by the City within thirty (30) days following the date for the opening of bids. The City reserves the right to revise or amend specifications prior to the date set for opening of bids. Such revisions or amendments, if any, will be announced by addenda or addendum to the specifications. Copies of such addenda so issued will be furnished to all prospective bidders and may or may not affect the bid opening date. The City of Sugar Land reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in bids received. The award will be made to the lowest responsible bidder. ITB documents may be secured from City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, or by registering on https://www.bidsync. com. Registration is free. All bid documents, amendments, and other information relating to the bid will be posted on this site. For questions regarding this bid, please contact Jason Poscovsky, Contract Administrator, Telephone (281) 275-2302 or email jposcovsky@sugarlandtx.gov. Glenda Gundermann, TRMC, CMC, AAE City Secretary

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NOMINATION OF FLUOR ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED FOR TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City Sugar Land, Texas, will hold a Public Hearing to receive and hear all persons desiring to be heard on an ordinance nominating Fluor Enterprises, Incorporated, One Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478, for the Texas Enterprise Zone Program. Tax rebates, grants, enhanced municipal services, job training services, streamlined permitting, promotional and marketing services, and other incentives may be discussed at this hearing. Interested persons shall be entitled to speak and present evidence for or against the nomination. PURPOSE:

ONE (1) PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE HELD AT WHICH ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE PROPOSED NOMINATION SHALL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD.

WHERE:

SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH

WHEN:

CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:00 P.M., AUGUST 03, 2010

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED NOMINATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND, 2700 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD NORTH, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS, 77479, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 O’CLOCK A.M. TO 5:00 O’CLOCK P.M., OR CALL (281) 275-2229 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

CITY OF MISSOURI CITY

LEGAL NOTICE

The City of Missouri City, Texas is now issuing an Invitation for Bids for the following: IFB #227-10 Term Contract for Day Labor Services Scope: The City of Missouri City is soliciting bids for a contractor to supply temporary day labor for use by the City’s Parks Department. The types of workers that may be needed include, but are not limited to, manual laborers. The City intends to contract with one (1) vendor who will provide all materials, equipment and labor necessary to perform in accordance with the specifications. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time August 2, 2010 and then opened. The bid packages may be obtained beginning July 14th by requesting the document name and number listed above by: • contacting the Purchasing Office at (281) 403-8612 • email from charles@missouricitytx.gov • accessing the City’s website www.missouricitytx.gov, click on “For Business” and then click on “Bid Opportunities” Bids must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Bids must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Bids marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Bids are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Proposed Base Flood Elevation Determination for the City of Arcola, First Colony L.I.D. , Fort Bend L.I.D. # 2, Fort Bend L.I.D. # 7, Fort Bend M.U.D. #42, City of Houston, City of Katy, City of Missouri City, City of Pearland, Pecan Grove M.U.D., City of Richmond, City of Rosenberg, Village of Simonton, City of Sugar Land, West Keegans Bayou Improvement District, City of Weston Lakes, Willow Fork Drainage District, and the Unincorporated Areas of Fort Bend County, Texas. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency solicits technical information or comments on the proposed Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown in the Preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and on the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for your community. These proposed BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For a detailed listing of the proposed BFEs and information on the statutory period provided for appeals, please visit FEMA’s website at https://www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/Scripts/bfe_main. asp, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange, toll free, at 1-877-FEMA MAP.

*CADNET READER ADVISORY: The National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the above classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada.

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THREE LIFT STATIONS RENOVATION PROJECT CIP NO. WW0905 1. The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City:   CIP PROJECT NAME: THREE LIFT STATION RENOVATION PROJECT   CIP PROJECT NUMBER: WW0905   LOCATION OF WORK: CITY OF SUGAR LAND – 135 Lombardy Drive, 350 Parklane Boulevard, and 201 Seventh Street 2. Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from the following office and location with payment of $150.00: Johnston, LLC, 800 Wilcrest Drive, Suite 150, Houston, Texas 77042 3. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 05, 2010, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. 4. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 29, 2010, City of Sugar Land Public Works, Conference Room 2, 111 Gillingham Lane, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478. 5. The City Council will award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder that complies with all requirements of the Request for Bids. The City of Sugar Land will give notice of the contract award within sixty (60) calendar days after the bid opening date and time.


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Sugar Land and Missouri City What to do for Cat 4 or 5 storm............... from page 1 after Hurricane Ike, water at shelters? significant damage from high heighten mosquito control. ....................... from page 1 post-landfall when it opened shelters in Sugar Fort Bend County has the winds and flooding caused by In addition to spraying, Missouri City also uses mosquito larvacide applications in public areas where standing water is visible. Homeowners in the area are asked to do their part in the following ways: • Use EPA-registered mosquito repellents when necessary and follow label directions and precautions closely. • Dump water from flower-

pots, tires, birdbaths and plastic swimming pools. • Clean gutters of debris and standing water. • Repair leaky plumbing and outside faucets. • Stock ornamental ponds with mosquito-eating fish like minnows. • Don't wash lawn clippings into storm sewers. • Drain water from tree holes and stumps or fill them with

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Recovery Walk with specific locations and times to follow. The Dropout Recovery Walk literally and figuratively is about taking steps with the symbolic walk to help reduce the dropout rate. Street says that it shows students that the community supports them and wants them to be successful. On Wednesday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., ACHIEVE Fort Bend CountyWide Mentoring Conference will be held at the Stafford Centre on 10505 Cash Road. It will bring business and community leaders, education advocates, public safety leaders, and new and experienced mentors together in a forum for learning tips and strategies as ACHIEVE Fort Bend County launches a mentoring program specifically for the youth of Fort Bend County. Street, who volunteers her time alongside the entire membership of the organization, invites the business community and other leaders to participate in what can make the difference in the life of a student in as little as one hour a week, she says. In particular, “We are really wanting businesses to recognize that helping our young people succeed in school works to their advantage as well. All businesses want an educated and skilled workforce,” and she adds that schools can greatly benefit from partnering relationships with the business community, which can help inspire a future workforce. For more information, interested persons may visit www. achievefortbendcounty.org, or call 281-340-1991.

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Popular vendors return to FBJSL’s 10th Annual Sugar Plum Market Fort Bend Junior Service League’s (FBJSL) Sugar Plum Market, presented by Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, is the ultimate shop ‘til you drop extravaganza. This year’s “Holly Jolly Christmas” themed event will be held on Friday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre and Convention Center. New to the Market this year is a preview night on Thursday, November 4th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Proceeds from the 2010 Sugar Plum Market will benefit local Fort Bend County charities.

Front Row- (sitting left to right): Jan Gisler, Demi Northcut; Sitting on car- (left to right Haley Millis, Marlene Dame. Back Row- (left to right): Jana Baumann, Katharine Hunton, Rosalyn Pasak, Janis Wesp, Monica Durand, Karen Mullins, Mandy Vogt, and Tish McKissick.

“This year’s vendor spots are filling up faster than in past years. We are thrilled with the assortment of merchandise that will be at this year’s Market,” said Haley Millis, Sugar Plum Market Vendor Committee Chairperson. In addition to the Sugar Plum Market’s title sponsor, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, other nota-

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