Issuu on Google+

List your car for sale online FREE at www.UsedCarLover.com

The Fort Bend / Southwest

STAR

4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477 E-Mail: starnews@fortbendstar.com • Website: www.fortbendstar.com Office: 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250 • TOLL FREE 1-888-430-7478 Volume XXXV • No. 49

Sugar Land's City Council has appointed 11 members to a task force that will evaluate the future of red light cameras. The Traffic Safety Task Force will work for about 120 days to develop a recommendation that could include elimination of Sugar Land's red light program; modification of the program; or continuation of the program. Members include Chairman Harvey Zinn, Ruth Barrett, Erin Williford, Anne Magoon, Mark Hudec, Mike Wong, Linda Bell Spears, D.V. Kumar, Noel

Mascarenhas, Ted Siwierka and Bill Roy. Mayor James Thompson formally asked City Manager Alan Bogard to provide the group with any information they might need. "I want to stress that this is an independent decision," Thompson said.  "All meetings will be held under the Open Meetings laws and I, as well as the entire council, will take the recommendations of this committee very seriously." The task force will hold their first meeting August 1 and will provide an opportunity for extensive public input throughout

Close to 150 patio homes and townhomes are expected to be available for purchase by the end of the year in Sugar Land at the Imperial site on U.S. 90A near SH 6.  When plans were first announced to have residential housing as part of the 716 acre developing site at what is called Imperial Sugar Land, there was substantial uproar in the community along the same lines of what was recently witnessed in Missouri City before a city council meeting this month about multi-residential housing.  In that city, not unlike the case in Sugar Land, there was misinformation, angry exchanges and even some confusion about

RED LIGHT, continued on page 4

the use of land for that kind of residential housing. But in spite of the prevailing votes by elected officials to move forward on both of those accounts, there continues to be concerns by some relating to school overcrowding, falling home values, and increased crime rates that may be impacted by the new housing.   But in Sugar Land, the developer announced the first residential neighborhoods in Imperial Sugar Land to consist of 116 patio homes to cost between “the $300’s to the $700’s,” some with waterfront views, and 27 single and two-story townhomes facing what is called a signature, tree lined Imperial Boulevard, are these concerns consistent with the type of housing proposed for the area given their target market?  

Both these types of homes are designed to appeal to empty nesters, according to the developer.  There are those who have raised families but may prefer to stay and move to what is considered to be lowmaintenance homes and a short walk to the historic district, the weekly Farmer’s Market and Constellation Field. At this time that area at Imperial Sugar Land currently includes work on a grand looking entryway on SH 6 across from the airport.  A signature fountain is also reportedly expected to be finished by the end of the year and builders for both the patio homes and townhomes will be announced in August.  As for the concerns raised, only time will tell.

Rosenberg Police nab man with cache of gun paraphernalia By LeaAnne Klentzman

Last Friday, Rosenberg Police responded to a theft in progress at the Rosenberg Academy store in Brazos Town Center.  As they converged on the store, the alleged suspect vehicle was spotted leaving the area.  BAM! – They stopped the car.  Low and behold, with little to no searching they discovered what was described as “A cache of handgun magazines, magazine pouches, knives, etc., most of it belonging to the Academy Sports.”  Then to ice the crook cake, officers discovered a handgun

4405 Highway 6 • Sugar Land

in the alleged suspect's vehicle.  Just so ya' know this guy is a felon.  Thus, he is not allowed, to possess said firearm. The perpetrator identified in this caper is Monte Martin.  He was arrested at the scene and charged with Felony Theft and Possession of Firearm by Felon.

2013 Sugar Land Superstar Named Semifinalists

Sugar Land City Council to hold public hearing on $50 million bond election recommendation through May to prioritize projects, consider phasing Sugar Land residents will have opportunities and evaluate the chance to give their input funding.  They recently presented on a planned $50 million dollar their recommendations to the November bond election for Sugar Land City Council July 16.  four quality of life projects.  The measure involves a festival The public hearing has been site, a community park, hike and scheduled for August 6 during the bike trails and Phase 2 of the regularly scheduled City Council Brazos River Park. meeting. Festival Site   A citizens' bond committee The planned $5.9 made up of more than 100 million festival site will be residents met from March located on 52 acres near U.S. By Betsy Dolan 

First Colony woman arrested for sexual assault of child By LeaAnne Klentzman

Sugar Land Police announced last week that they had arrested a 33 year old First Colony resident for sexual assault of a child.  In the announcement of the arrest, Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph said, Sarah Marie Torres, 33, was arrested on July 16 for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy.  The victim was identified only as a former boyfriend of Torres’ daughter. Adolph said, “The teen told a family member about a sexual relationship with his

ex-girlfriend's mother, and Sugar Land Police were notified of the assault on June 3.”  As part of the Sarah Torres investigation the teen's mother provided evidence to police that she believed tied Torres to the assault.  According to police, the sexual assault reported was believed to have occurred at the child’s WOMAN, continued on page 4

FBISD Ridgegate elementary teacher arrested on two counts On July 16, Texas Southern University (TSU) Police arrested Kenyan Rodgers who has been a teacher at Ridgegate Elementary since February 2, 2004. Rodgers was charged with one count of Indecency With a Child by Contact and one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault and has been in the Harris County Jail since his arrest. These charges are a result of a TSU Police investigation which

Turn your unwanted precious metals into CA$H!

began on July 15 involving a 13year old female victim. Rodgers is on administrative leave. Fort Bend ISD Police are conducting a separate investigation. The safety of our students is our highest priority, and anyone with information about any inappropriate conduct is asked to contact the Fort Bend ISD Police at (281) 634-5500 or the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (281) 491-TIPS (491-8477).

Sell your gold, silver and copper directly to the refinery -- No Middle Man!

3599 Highway 6

Gold & Silver Refinery

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

the process. The creation of the task force follows a report to City Council on June 4 that determined a petition with over 3,000 signatures that called for the end of the red light camera program was invalid because the petition did not meet the requirements of the City Charter. The petition was spearheaded by H.F. Van Der Grinten (Captain Van) and Ray Patel, long time opponents of the city's red Photo by Terry Halsey light camera program.  Van Der Sugar Land Town Square named six semifinalists to advance in its 8th annual Sugar Land Superstar competition. Grinten had hoped the petition Pictured (L-R) are Brayln Medlock, Taylor Breedlove, Reagan Johnson, Dani Beale, Jenea’ Brown and Kelsey Morrow. For more information, visit SugarLandTownSquare.com. See related article on page 4

Prevailing plan with first neighborhoods announced for old sugar factory site By Elsa Maxey

281-203-6900

Fort Bend’s most in-depth news coverage • Check our website FortBendStar.com

Sugar Land appoints citizen task force to study red light cameras  By Betsy Dolan

TOM MALER

Sugar Land, Texas 77478 (By Kroger at Settler’s Way)

No one can pay higher than us! We pay up to 98.5% of the market value!

2 8 1 . 3 1 3 . 9 9 9 9 • W W W. K K B G O L D R E F I N E RY. C O M • W E A L S O B U Y D I A M O N D S

Bring

300 $ 500 $ 1000

$

Bring

Bring

59 and University behind the University of Houston at Sugar Land campus.   Mary Favre, who chaired the festival portion of the Citizen's Bond Committee recommendations says several promoters would like to hold large multi-day events in Sugar Land but the city currently doesn't have a large enough venue.  She cited the 3-year old Hang Out festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama which is estimated to have generated $30 million dollars for the local economy.  "When you are thinking about inviting 30,000 people to a party there are logistics to overcome and we have worked hard on that," Farve said referring to multiple access points in and out of the festival site as well as ample parking and shuttle capabilities. BOND ELECTION, continued on page 4

High Timez at High Dreamz By LeaAnne Klentzman

Recently sheriff’s deputies responded to an aggravated robbery over CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK at a shop on High 6 called High Dreamz.  Yep, while they were there some lofty stories were told.  Seems a BIG guy came into the store on Highway 6 South between Old Richmond and Bissonnet holding what he told the clerk was a gun….. all wrapped up in news print

DUMB

HIGH TIMEZ, continued on page 9

worth of Gold or Silver, get $20! extra worth of Gold or Silver, get $50! extra worth of Gold or Silver, get $ extra 80!

Coupons limited to public only. Coupons must be presented before appraisal. One coupon limited to one transaction. Expires: 7-31-2013


PAGE 2 H Wednesday, July 24, 2013

THE STAR

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Stafford makes improvement on plans or Next Year's 4th of July for the hay wagon ride was needed. The corner of this area was a little dark. Another suggestion about lighting was to change the circuits from single to dual for the parking lot. At the end of the symphony, all of the lights were turned off in preparation for the fireworks show, but people were still exiting the theater. Ms. Ricks said that if they separate the electricity it would allow the City to turn off the lights by sections. Mayor Scarcella heard good things from the attendees. "So many people felt the patriotic concert was not only entertaining, but one of the most uplifting aspects of the whole Fourth of July." He thanked Congressman Al Green for participating in both days of the Stafford

By Karen Daniels

By all accounts, the 2013, two-night 4th of July celebration was a success, but that didn't stop Susan Ricks, Director with the City of Stafford, from presenting her thoughts to City Council on how to make next year's event even better. She said, "We had several people that had never been to the Stafford Centre, both days come up to the staff to say what a great venue it was." Susan thanked Charles Russell and his crew for the new lighting, stating what a big difference it was not having the noise from the generator. She made several recommendations for 2014: additional lighting in the children's area, near the line

FORT BEND DRIVING SCHOOL

Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years

FortBendDrivingSchool.com

www.fortbendstar.com

NEW LISTING

celebration. Lastly, Susan informed Council that the fireworks companies begin taking orders now for next year's celebration and she will be researching companies that provide more "specialty" fireworks. Councilman Fred Woolridge asked if this year's show was shorter. He noted that the fireworks display lasted 16 minutes. Ms. Ricks

A moment of silence for "Great Stafford Leader" Martin Saldua By Karen Daniels

At the top of last week’s Stafford City Council meeting, Mayor Scarcella paid respect to a man who dedicated much of his life to the City of Stafford, Martin Saldua, who passed away on July 13. The Mayor said, “Martin was one of those rare individuals that believed very fervently in his community.” Martin Saldua was Stafford

REDUCED

TK16FC

CRESCENTS ON THE GREEN

$569,900

TK5111WI

$479,000

RIVERSTONE

This lovely custom is situated in a charming gated neighborhood that is conveniently located! The huge master has updated bath & french doors.

This wonderful family home has gorgeous curb appeal! Perfect location-close to tennis courts, pool, shopping, restaurants & commuter access!

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

TK1102LT

$799,000

FOSTER CROSSING

TK5418ME

$975,000

RIVERSTONE

Come home to the country & fall in love w/this stunning custom estate on a gorgeous 1+acre manicured lot! A magical setting & a true ‘Southern Living’ beauty.

The moment you drive down this rare country road you will fall in love & feel like you are on vacation! This incredible home situated on 1+acre is country living!

SALE PENDING

NEW LISTING

TK4926ME

$999,000

SWEETWATER

This stunning Fuqua custom home is situated on a gorgeous, huge corner lot in the highly sought after neighborhood of Sweetwater Sec 4-all the best schools!

Terri Kurkjian

TK22AC

CRESCENTS ON THE GREEN

$399,000

This charming home is situated in an exclusive gated neighborhood that is convenient to everything! The peaceful setting is lovely!

SALE PENDING

A Top Producer 2001-2012

F I N E PROPERTIES

It’s time to expect more

Direct: 281-980-6849 Mobile:713-582-7911

said that the same amount of fireworks were used, however the pyrotechnic handling the fireworks moved at a faster pace. Councilman Cecil Willis suggested that next year the City make the request to go slower. Councilman Wen Guerra thanked Charles Russell and his team, and Susan Ricks and her team, for "putting on such a great festival."

TK13SH

CRESCENTS ON THE GREEN

$631,000

This stunning home is situated in a quiet gated community on a greenbelt lot that is convenient to all amenities! Quality abounds in this true custom.

TKURKJIAN@COMCAST.NET • WWW.TERRIKHOMES.COM

FORT BEND REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY

MSD’s very first School Board President. From 1977 to 1986, he helped lead the district to the path they Martin Sadula are now on. He was also a current Director with the Fort Bend County W.C. & I.D. No. 2, and for the past 15 years, served as a board member holding various positions. The Mayor added that Mr. Saldua “had some strong opinions and sometimes he agreed with you and sometimes he didn’t, but that didn’t deter him from doing what was in the best interest of not only the school district, the water district, but the community as a whole.” As the Councilmembers each commented on their memories of Mr. Saldua, they all agreed that he was a man who put so much into his community. Councilman Cecil Willis spoke of Martin Saldua’s early days as a Stafford volunteer firefighter, and despite recent serious health setbacks, he “always had a smile, always had a head up.” Felecia EvansSmith shared that Mr. Saldua supported her when she wasn’t the incumbent. “He stood by my side from the beginning. He was one of the people that walked with me through his neighborhood. He was not afraid or ashamed to admit that he was backing me, and I really appreciated that.”

FBJSL welcoming new members for the 2013-2014 League Year

Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) has begun its membership drive for the 2013 – 2014 League year. Provisional membership is available to women ages 23 and older. Women interested in learning more about the League are encouraged to attend our last informational meeting to be held on August 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the new Veritas Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Sugar Land. FBJSL hosted a Bring a Friend Social at PF Chang’s Sugar Land as part of the membership drive for the 2013-2014 League year. Shown in photo left to right are: New member Angela Parker; FBJSL Director of Provisionals Mimi Zaybak; new members Chasity Munn, Jen Rizzo and Kellie Gardner; FBJSL Director of Membership Katrina Sayes.

Woman's Club of Missouri City honors its "Woman of the Year" Jo Butterfield was named 2012-2013 Woman of the Year by the Woman's Club of Missouri City for her outstanding leadership as the club's president for the past two years. Butterfield stepped up to the plate and took on the presidency after only four years as a member. She embodies the club

motto: Friendship, Loyalty and Service. Her dedication and hard work have been evident and her enthusiasm and good sense of humor are contagious as she encouraged participation from members. The Woman's Club of Missouri City congratulates Jo Butterfield as Woman of the Year for 2012-2013.

Jo Butterfield Woman of the Year in center, with Judy Bartay, left and Milly Smith on her right.

QV PROUD HOTLINE QVPROUD@AOL.COM

“GIGGLE GOLF” for Ladies every Wednesday. It is casual and “fun” play. Contact the Pro Shop for more details. 281-403-5910. 2013 MacNAUGHTON CUP City Championship (September 7th and 8th) hosted by the Quail Valley Golf Course. It is open to golfers from all over the area and is used to promote competitive play and Quail Valley Golf Course. The champion receives a trophy and their name will be on the MacNaughton Cup which is displayed in the Golf Shop. SUNDAY BRUNCH at CITY Centre @ QV: August 4th, 10am to 2pm. Call for Reservations: 281-403-5921. LEAVING TOWN? Sign up for Missouri City Police

Officers to keep a “watchful eye” on your home. It is FREE and when you return there will be mailed to you a written report by the patrol officers who checked your house each day. Call the police non-emergency phone number to sign up. OR go to www.missouricitytx.gov/ forms and sign up ON LINE. FREE Painting ART Class for Seniors. Beginners welcome. Limited to first 20 senior citizens that sign up. Stop by the Rec & Tennis Center at 2701 Cypress Point in Quail Valley for more information and to sign up. ANY PLANS TO REBUILD THE GLENN LAKES BRIDGE (2900 block)? The replacement of this bridge (over Oyster Creek) is planned for the year, 2015.

The replacement of the Glenn Lakes Bridge over the tributary leading to Oyster Creek is planned further in the future. If the City stays on track, funding wise, they will begin design phase in approximately a year from now. The budget should be available on the City’s website in a week or so. This information is courtesy of Missouri City Public Works. 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 QVProud@aol.com

Fort Bend’s most in-depth news coverage. Check even more stories in our website www.FortBendStar.com

JAY HARRIS 281.565.2222

“Realtor Recommended, for a great Home and Auto Insurance Package!”

Fastest Growing Real Estate Company

281-265-0000

Andi St. Jean

Hannah russell

Riverstone

New Homes in

(281) 242-2315 Martin.Evans@TrendmakerHomes.com

TRENDMAKER HOMES.COM

Sienna Plantation

(281) 778-7224

Hannah.russell@TrendmakerHomes.com

SIENNA PLANTATION ONE STORY ON ¼ ACRE LOT!

Jennifer Weaver 281-207-5037

RE/MAX Southwest 281-491-1776 x5037 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

Proudly Serving Fort Bend County for 20 years!!

www.insurancesolutions.com

ATTENTION:

Martin Evans

FORT BEND’S FINEST IN REAL ESTATE

Realtors • Title Companies • Mortgage Companies Your Company can advertise in this spot for as low as $55

CALL THE FORT BEND STAR

281-690-4205

Enjoy one story luxury living at its best! Beautiful stone/brick front elevation. Cul de Sac. Both formals, huge granite island in gourmet kitchen, stainless appliances, gas range, breakfast bar, pantry. 3 full baths, jetted spa tub & glass block window wall in master. Bose speakers in media room. High ceilings in most rooms. Covered patio plus two level deck w/iron detailed railing. No backyard neighbors. Sprinklers. Insulated windows. High efficiency A/C. Welcome to your new Sienna Plantation home! $285,000 (5927SB)

BARBARA LEE 281-804-5990

BarbaraLeeCochran@gmail.com

For additional pictures of this fine home go to HAR.com/BarbaraLeeCochran

REALTOR® ABR Accreditied Buyer Reprentative ASP Accredited Staging Professional CHMS Certified Home Marketing Specialist 2 8 1 - 2 6 5 - 2 8 2 8

Selling the American Dream for 33 Years

(3615HC)

FIRST COLONY. Wonderful David Weekley 4/2.5/2.Formal liv/ dining. Kitchen open to family room. Granite floors throughout 1st flr. 4th bedroom down could be study. Spacious master. Gameroom up. No back neighbors! Close to water park & lake. Excellent elementary school. JUST LISTED FOR $249,900!

www.JenniferWeaver.com

TO BE PART OF THE STAR’S REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITIES, CALL 281-690-4210


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

Bev’s Burner

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 editor@fortbendstar.com

A sense of loss

Classmate remembers

It is with a great sense of loss that I write this about my friend and supporter. I first contacted Bev back in early 1982 to see if she would consider running an article and a picture of a new venture I was going to try to begin – The Fort Bend Boys Choir, made up of treble boys in our local area.  I remember expressing to her that I was unsure this would really happen and I distinctly remember her telling me that she felt the same way about the "Star".  She admonished me to go for it and promised me that I would always have her support but only if I behaved myself! And support us she did . . . in so many ways and at so many times.  We talked frequently and she attended many fundraisers for the boys, providing auction items and outstanding press coverage. You will be missed by me, and by many.  As I’m sure you were aware, you were instrumental in helping to get our organization off the ground and for that I and well over 5,200 boys from our local area will be eternally grateful. I hope you have found your place in that heavenly choir and please . . . don’t give the director too much grief! God bless you Bev Carter.   Bill Adams, Founder/Artistic Director The Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas

HHH

Dear Michael, I graduated in 1963 from Ballinger High School.  My brother Paul Price was in your mom’s class and remembers her excellent writing skills.  He says she was very intelligent.  After receiving his email, I went online and read some of your mom’s stories which were hilarious.  I loved the one about the overabundance of Sugar Land Cops. There is one thing of which you can be sure. Ballinger had outstanding teachers.  Mr. Sweeney (who will be 93 this month)wanted to start a book  about all the outstanding students who graduated from Ballinger High School.  Your mom was certainly one of the successful ones!  I wish I had known her, and I am sorry for your loss. Here is the email Paul sent to me: "I checked the Internet and Beverly apparently was still writing for her newspaper (Fort Bend Star) in June

An advocate of accountability Dear Lisa, I send my most heartfelt condolences to both you and Michael as well as your precious children.  Bev was a force to be reckoned with.  Whether you agreed with her or not, she was

of this year.  If you enter fortbendstar.com you can then click and read some of her writings on "Bev's Burner".  Beverly wrote just likes she talked and could always spin a good story.  Beverly and Vance both had high IQ's and could have made high grades in high school if they wanted to and applied themselves, but typically they were not motivated that way and just "cruised" and made average grades.  The one thing that I remember about Beverly in high school was that in English classes when you had to write a theme (which was a "struggle" for me), that was where Beverly could "shine" without trying very hard, writing seemed to be very easy and natural to her.  I can remember Mrs. Stallings bragging on her theme writing, so naturally she worked on "Cat Tracks".” May God bless you and your family during this time.   Sincerely, Pam Price Murfee

always fair and you knew where she stood. All of Fort Bend has lost a true advocate of accountability.  I for one, will miss her wit, wisdom and sense of humor!  Blessings, Rosemary Herron

HHH

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 H

An asset to Fort Bend Dear Michael and Family, Ms. Beverly Carter was an asset to people of Fort Bend County. She brought news to people fair and square.  Meena, my wife, and I knew her since we moved from Connecticut in 1976. She was our friend until her last days. We grieve and going to miss her.  Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

PAGE 3

Unique and original

Trading Stories

"When your cousin Lisa and I got together, Bev, Sally, Michael, Shar, all of y'all enfolded me into the family... It's been one of the affirming experiences in my life. I've met many people in my life; few are unique to me. Bev Carter? Absolutely original and someone I shall miss. However, I shall always enjoy celebrating her life and spirit with those whose lives she touched."

I think that in some "Texas-Corner" of Heaven Ms. Carter is trading stories with Molly Ivins, Cactus Pryor, and Ann Richards, along with a wide circle of other storied Texas social commentators - and having the time of her life!! God bless you, Bev. We'll miss you tremendously.

Respectfully, Ray Patel, Architect

Dave Nabors

Fulshear resident

HHH

Loved her attitude I just read about Bev. I will miss her. Loved her wicked writing style and her oldworld "full steam ahead and damn the torpedoes" attitude. She was a good teacher. A Fulshear resident

Your Mom - a great lady Michael, Just to express my regards to your family on the loss of your wonderful mom. She and i were friends and I will miss her. She was a grand lady.  

414 West Grand Parkway South Suite 116, Katy, TX 77406

Sincerely, Gary Pearson

a time to REMEMBER 2013 FBISD and SMSD Graduates Relive the moments and order a high school graduation professional produced DVD of the 2013 Fort Bend Independent School District or Stafford Municipal School District.

Visit our website or give us a call to order your DVD, which will be shipped this month. You may still order other FBISD graduation DVDs for years as far back as 2003 at our archive cost. All prices include shipping and handling (to continental US).

3 WAYS TO ORDER ONLINE : www.StarDigitalOrders.com MAIL : Information and Payment FAX : Information and Payment

www.starvideoproductions.com

CHOOSE SUCCESS

Choose UH Sugar Land More than 30 academic programs where you work and live right here in Sugar Land. Choose UH Sugar Land You’ll feel at home on our campus, because you are. Degrees are offered through University of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of Houston-Victoria.

www.sugarland.uh.edu/fbstar

STAR Digital

STUDIOS

4655 Techniplex Drive, Suite 600 Stafford, TX 77477

281-690-4280


PAGE 4 H Wednesday, July 24, 2013

FORT BEND DRIVING SCHOOL

Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years

FortBendDrivingSchool.com

THE STAR

Judges name second round of semifinalists to advance to 2013 Sugar Land Superstar Finale

A Kwik Kar is A Happy Kar

Kwik Kar Lube 281-261-8066

Open: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Not Just Oil, Pennzoil

TM

A Helping Hand from

Ed’s Pharmacy

3740 Cartwright Road (@ FM 1092)

(281) 499-4555

What to do About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a health condition where the body’s im­ mune system attacks the protective covering of the nerves. The condi­ tion causes interruptions in communication that takes place within the nervous system, especially to the brain and spinal cord. The affected nerves may also weaken and lose their functionality. The cause of MS remains unknown. Risk factors that are common to this disease include women, white race, family history of the disease, and a history of infec­ tion with certain viruses. Some common symptoms include blurred vi­ sion, weakness in the limbs, a tingling type of pain, shakiness, and un­ comfortable sensations with head movement. While there is no cure for MS, a physician should be consulted to develop a complete treatment plan. There are certain medications avail­ able that can help lessen the progression of the disease. Beta interferon (Avonex, Rebif, Extavia) therapy helps reduce the number of multiple sclerosis attacks. Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) is an injectable medica­ tion that may help protect the nerve covering from being destroyed. Fingolimod (Gilenya) helps reduce disability by limiting the movement of immune cells to the central nervous system. Those with a slow heart beat may need to be monitored before starting this medication.

20 Years Experience

Commercial / Residential • Garage Floor Epoxy • Custom Staining • Roofing • Gutter Repair / Replacement • Faux Painting • Window Insulation • Rolled or Blown Insulation • Make Ready to Sell • Trash Removal-Clean Up

281.347.6702

281.731.3383 - Cell

References Available

BASHANS PAINTING & HOME REPAIR • Interior Exterior Painting • Hardi Plank Installation • Wood Replacement • Sheet-Rock Repair • Interior Carpentry • Cabinet Painting • Wallpaper Removal and Texturizing • Pressure Washing • Fence Repair/Replacement

In the second round of its eighth annual Sugar Land Superstar competition, Sugar Land Town Square judges named six lucky semifinalists who will advance to the finale in August. The American Idollike singing competition features local talent ages 14 and up. The six semifinalists selected in Round Two are Dani Beale, Taylor Breedlove, Jenea’

Brown, Reagan Johnson, Bralyn Medlock and Kelsey Morrow. These semifinalists will join Round One Semifinalists Darcy Campbell, Laura DeJesus, Sant DeLeon, Carman Hammond and Brittany Villamil to compete at the 2013 Sugar Land Superstar finale on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. The winner will receive a prize package with items from Sugar Land

bashanspainting@earthlink.net

Fully Insured

ESTIMATES

HARDIPLANK ® NO PAYMENT UNTIL COMPLETION

Town Square retailers and restaurants, and will have the opportunity to sing at future Town Square events. The contestants were voted on by a panel of local, celebrity judges, including; Sarah Golden, folk singer/songwriter and former contestant on NBC’s The Voice; Christian Taylor, record representative at Republic Records; and Micahl

Wyckoff, music photographer. The judges’ criteria included vocal talent, stage presence and crowd response. Local radio personality Michele Fisher was the evening’s emcee and 2012 Superstar Lauryn Harris opened the show with a concert. For more information on events and happenings at Sugar Land Town Square, visit www. sugarlandtownsquare.com.

Sugar Land appoints citizen task force to study red light cameras  Van Der Grinten and Patel are working with Byron would ultimately put the issue to Schirmbeck, an attorney a vote in November.  with Texas Campaign for At the council meeting July Liberty, who has led citizen 16, Van Der Grinten urged campaigns against red light the Traffic Safety Task Force cameras in other Texas cities.  to admit that the city lied about Schirmbeck says that copies of red light cameras reducing emails he obtained in a Public accidents and to turn the Information Request from Sugar cameras off until the issue can Land city officials prove that be put to a vote by Sugar Land the City worked with a camera residents in November.  company attorney to obtain "(We) recommend that the legal advice on how to reject the citizen’s petition weeks before it city council accept the clearly expressed will of the people was submitted.  The petition was submitted in our petition and to place the on April 19, but an email proposed amendment to the city charter on the November dated April 5, 2013 from ballot," Van Der Grinten said.  Sugar Land Assistant City "August 26, 2013 is the cutoff Manager Steve Griffith’s date to add it to the ballot.  Time office mentions attorney Andy is getting short." Taylor, an election law attorney RED LIGHT, continued from page 1

6171 Hwy 6 @ FM 1092 in Missouri City

FREE

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Sugar Land City Council to hold public hearing on $50 million bond election recommendation

representing American Traffic Solutions which is the company contracted to operate Sugar Land’s red light cameras.  In another email, city attorney Mary Ann Powell warns that while Taylor's advice will be sought on Captain Van's petition, “at the end of the day, this company ended up suing the city of Houston and won millions of dollars---i.e. he’s not our friend”.  "Houston and Baytown residents will remember Andy Taylor as the attorney that sued to deny votes in their cities in 2010 during their camera elections," wrote Schirmbeck in an email to the "Star".  "It appears Sugar Land is so desperate to keep the camera money rolling in that not only will they deny their own citizens the right to vote on the issue, but

First Colony woman arrested for sexual assault of child

Torres was jailed on $150,000 bond but has since been released. Adolph said the investigation is still ongoing.  Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342TIPS (8477).

WOMAN, continued from page 1 BOND ELECTION, continued from page 1

Community Park The $16.8 million community park will be in Telfair on land at Easton and Chatham.  The park will have multipurpose fields that can be used for cricket, lacrosse, rugby, soccer and other sports.  A tennis center, playground, pavillion, bocce ball/labyrinth area and trails round out the amenities.  The land contains a cemetery that was part of the Texas Department of Corrections prison farm system.  Plans call for $140,000 in preservation work to the cemetery.  Brazos River Park Phase 2 The $13.3 million dollar Phase 2 project will link U.S. 59 to Phase 1 at Sugar Land Memorial Park along 75 acres.  "This is an important component of many different park plans in this region," said Michael Schiff, former Sugar Land City Councilman and the chairman of the Phase 2 portion of the Citizens' Bond Committee.  "This is the closest thing we have to a wilderness area in Sugar Land and we want to tame it a little but still keep it wild."

 The plans call for open space, trails, a boat house and a lake which would be large enough to accommodate the Dragon boat competition. Hike & Bike Trails  Almost seven miles of hike and bike trails are being proposed.  The $9.1 million dollar plan calls for three different segments:  4.9 miles to build the Ditch H trail that would connect Highway 6 South to Memorial Park, the festival site and the Brazos River Park; a 1 mile trail in First Colony and a 1.5 mile connector trail in the Imperial area. Bond Election in November  A November election with three propositions is expected to be called on Aug. 20.  The festival site and Phase 2 of the Brazos River Park project would be included in the same proposition. According to the City, the recommended projects represent a maximum 5 cents on the tax rate over five years or a total of $128 for the average Sugar Land homeowner. Sugar Land's last bond election was in 1999.

FORT BEND BUSINESS

DIRECTORY

they would actually strategize with an expert who might eventually sue them on how to keep cameras petitions from going to the ballot."  The city has always maintained that the red light camera program reduces accidents.  Red light cameras were installed in 2008 to expand the utilization of technology to assist the city in achieving its goal of being one of the safest cities in the country.  The program is intended to improve the safety of high-volume intersections in the city.  Sugar Land currently utilizes red light cameras at four intersections - U.S. Highway 59 at Highway 6, U.S. Highway 90A at Dairy Ashford, Eldridge Road at West Airport Boulevard and Highway 6 at Lexington Boulevard.

family home on May 23, 2013; a day he stayed home from school. While Torres has been charged with only one count, it is possible that this was not a single incident encounter. Torres, her husband, and children live in a neighborhood near the teen and his family.

FREE TELEPHONE SYSTEM Show Us Your Telephone Bill!

For about the same price you’re paying AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Windstream or any telephone company, we can install a complete VoIP telephone system.

• Free Maintenance CALL FOR • Free Programming A QUOTE • Free Domestic LD • Voice Mail to E-mail • Auto Disaster Routing • Connect Multiple Offices Serving Fort Bend County - Since 1992 • IT Support Available -

281-265-3500

(optional)

www.prostarcomm.com

Some restrictions apply, call for a quote.

One Call, One Source, Unlimited Solutions

Floor Covering & Custom Remodeling Floor Covering & Custom Remodeling

REMODELING & FLOORING

Residential Repaint Specialists

Southern Painting

4111 Greenbriar Drive in Stafford

713-594-5862

MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bill Cook - Owner

281-494-9200

www.HamresRemodeling.com

b.cook@southernpainting.com

EXPERIENCE COUNTS! 27+ YEARS SERVING FORT BEND COUNTY Call Us Today! 281.243.2300 www.KenWoodPC.com One Sugar Creek Center Blvd. Suite 300, Sugar Land, TX

20 Years Experience

BASHANS PAINTING & HOME REPAIR

Commercial / Residential

281.347.6702

CARMEN MUNOZ

281.731.3383 - Cell

bashanspainting@earthlink.net

5819 HWY 6 • Ste. 120 Missouri City, TX 77459

FREE ESTIMATES

www.farmersagent.com/mmunoz1

NO PAYMENT UNTIL COMPLETION

AUTO • HOME • LIFE

Fully Insured Reference Available

281-499-2400

RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ

INSURANCE

Search 1,000’s of new & used autos online at

An Independent Insurance Agency For All Your Insurance Needs!

281-240-8701 AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS

NEW STORE HOURS BEGINNING AUGUST 1ST WED - SAT • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Keep your business name in 40,000 homes every week in the FORT BEND BUSINESS DIRECTORY Call Diane For Details 281-690-4210


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

ADVERTISE @ FortBendStar.com FORT BEND DRIVING SCHOOL

www.fortbendstar.com

JULIUS

Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years

FortBendDrivingSchool.com

METALS

Division of J. Louis Deitch Interest, Inc.

3018 5TH ST., STAFFORD, TEXAS 77477 Fort Bend County’s Largest Scrap Metal Dealer

CASH FOR CANS.... 50¢/lb. COPPER & BRASS #1 Copper.................$2.50/lb. #2 Copper.................$2.40/lb. Lt. Copper.................$2.15/lb. Hard Brass................$2.00/lb. Red Brass.................$1.95/lb. Yellow Brass.............$1.70/lb. Radiators..................$1.65/lb. AL/CU Coils...............$1.30/lb. Insulation #1.............$1.45/lb. Insulation #2.............$1.05/lb. Jelly Wire..................$1.05/lb. Bullet Shells..............$1.25/lb.

ALUMINUM ITEMS Extrusions....................55¢/lb. 5052............................55¢/lb. 6061............................45¢/lb. Clips.............................43¢/lb. Sheet...........................43¢/lb. Cast.............................43¢/lb. Litho Plates..................50¢/lb. Alu-Coils......................43¢/lb. PAS-Gutters.................45¢/lb. Alum/Wheels...............55¢/lb. Alum-Shavings............20¢/lb. Ins. Alu-ACSR..............20¢/lb.

STAINLESS & ALLOY 304-SS........................30¢/lb. 316-SS........................50¢/lb. Chrom Wheels.............47¢/lb. Carbide.....................$9.00/lb. SS SHVGS...................CALL MISC. ITEMS Lead.............................55¢/lb. Batteries.................$8.50/ea. Compressors...........$8.50/ea. Electric Motors............25¢/lb. ALU/BRKG...................05¢/lb.

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice due to market fluctuation. Call for updated quotes.

OPEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8-5PM • SATURDAY 8-12PM If you are not selling me your metal, we are both losing money!

Don’t Delay, Call Today!

281.499.6400 Fax 281.261.0047 www.juliusmetals.com

FOOT FACTS by Dr. Eric Tepper BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS ISN’T THAT SWELL?

Fluid retention in the feet is one of the conditions that should be addressed immediately by the podiatrist since there are many potential causes of this painful and potentially debilitating situation. Pulmonary hypertension, an issue with the heart, may cause excessive fluid to collect in the feet. A weak heart muscle can cause blood to pool in the veins, resulting in fluid accumulation. Kidney disease, excessive sodium consumption, and pregnancy are other factors that may result in swelling of the feet. Congestive heart failure narrows the arteries in the heart, resulting in high blood pressure and swollen feet, ankles, and legs. All of these can be dangerous to one’s health and well-being and should not be ignored. Since life is complicated enough without having to contend with problems that can be corrected, professional advice from a podiatrist who has been specially trained to care for feet is your best defense. We’re on your side here at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. Our office has been designed specifically to treat your feet with the most modern equipment and newest treatment techniques available today for the benefit of your well-being. If you would like an appointment to address your aching feet, please give us a call at 281-980-3668. 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: For optimum foot (and overall body) health, the American Heart Association recommends keeping daily sodium intake to less than 1,500 mg.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 H

PAGE 5

The Conservative Voice

hasn’t read is not acceptable. the American people—every Compromising pork barrel single American. It’s about deals and using our national adhering to the Constitution. It’s security as a bargaining about honesty and integrity and tool is not acceptable. solid, courageous Conservative National security is not up for leadership. It’s about following By Barbara J. Carlson negotiation! The argument to law and not selling the American offer up our national security people out—again. in order to pacify the Liberals And we certainly don’t need Big Sis is Leaving...Down from 45 to 30 so they won’t keep calling us another “Moderate” in office! and their recommendations. That racists is ludicrous. National For comments, contact Big Sis, Dept of Homeland security isn’t about race but Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ Security’s Secretary, is leaving, is what has gotten us to where about our safety and protecting FortBendBusinessJournal.com. you know, the lady who was to we are. Debating a bill that one make sure that the 844-page Senate amnesty bill would be followed to the letter of the law. How many more key figures from this administration need to leave—and need to be ousted—before the Left admits that this has been one of the most incompetent and failed administrations? Are we concerned yet that by September there will be a reduction of 15 leadership positions vacated in the DHS—down from 45 to 30—with no concern of getting these positions immediately backfilled? Are you still confused that our national security is at stake while this gross negligence falls on the White House? This is beyond unconscionable neglect, to say the least. The DHS is the third largest agency and it is crucial to have solid leadership at every level. The House is now working on their amnesty “version”— The new Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier, with roller coaster and other also without the slightest amusement park rides. concern that one third of the Moody Gardens Tropical Rainforest and Aquarium pyramids. DHS’s key positions will be Schlitterbahn Galveston Water Park, indoor and outdoor water park. vacated. Yet, the American people are to buy into another Historic homes to tour. Nature tours. Planes and trains museums. amnesty travesty that will Stay at The Victorian in a spacious and comfortable condo suite. purportedly be enforced? One bedroom condo, with bunk beds, sleeps 4 adults and 2 children, miniLast week there was an excellent immigration debate mum two-night stay. with Dr. Stephen Steinlight Two nights (2) rates from $470.99 inclusive knocking it out of the park (room rate, fees and tax) with facts while putting his opponent, Tom Campbell, to Ask about our weekly special (7 nights) from shame. $1400.99 inclusive (room rate, fees and tax) I asked Campbell four times if he knew what the No. 1 role of the President was, but he was unable to answer—even though he had been a former Bush appointee. I further asked if he had read the Senate’s 844page bill, as both Steinlight and I 6300 Seawall • Galveston • TX • 855.251.8792 have. No, he hadn’t, but instead www.facebook.com/galvestonvictorian • victoriancondo.com • promo code ST2 and ST7 relied on three others’ reading

Summertime Fun at The Victorian

CALL US NOW

SOUTHWEST each office independently owned and operated

www.remax-southwest.com #1 SELLING OFFICE IN FORT BEND COUNTY

281- 491-1776 WE HAVE ACCESS TO EVERY LISTING ON H.A.R. below is just a few of our office listings

SIENNA POINT.. $2,888,000

SWEETWATER.... $1,295,000

RIVERSTONE..... $1,275,000

SWEETWATER.... $1,089,800

BRIGHTWATER.....$249,000

ANGELTON...............$20,000

RIVERIA EAST.........$64,900

BRAZOS LAKES......$45,000

BAYOU CREST........$199,000

ORCHARD LAKE ESTATES..$516,000

MEADOWS..............$149,900

QUAIL VALLEY......$199,900

SIENNA PLANTATION. $299,900

LAKE POINTE.........$898,800

TELFAIR.....................$599,900

LAKE OLYMPIA . ..$174,900

GREATWOOD........$699,880

LAKES OF MISSION GROVE...$469,900

NEEDVILLE RURAL....$710,000

MISSION WEST.......$79,900

VILLAGES OF TOWN CENTER..$139,900

LAKE POINTE.........$880,000

GREATWOOD SHORES..$ 645,000

FIRST COLONY.....$259,900

TELFAIR.....................$450,000

BARRINGTON PLACE...$204,900

FIRST COLONY.....$249,900

THE ENCLAVE........$200,000

SWEETWATER.... $1,190,000

BRIGHTWATER.....$249,900

SIENNA PLANTATION. $342,000

GRAND RIVER......$250,000

SIENNA......................$385,998

RIVERBEND SOUTH.....$309,000

OYSTER CREEK COUNTRY.$289,000

Unbelievable Opportunity to own a Magnificent 4.8 Acre Estate! (8507HH)

Avoid the stress of finding your dream home! Come build it here! (13619LM)

Exquisite 1.5 story with $70K in upgrades! Custom built-Ins and much more! (1902TL)

Incredible, newly constructed custom home! Luxurious living at it’s finest! (1019VCD)

Elegant residence on desirable street with pool, spa, elevator and decorated to the max. (39DP)

Elegant Masterpiece sits Majestically on a Gorgeous Golf Course in Sweetwater! (2GM)

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

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

Fuqua custom stucco on the golf course! Pool! superb condition! Gorgeous! (7618HP)

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

Luxury Waterfront Living in Exclusive Gated Neighborhood in Riverstone! (4910SH)

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

Truly One of a Kind! I need a book to write all the details and updates of this Amazing Home! (1206FBC)

Updated Newmark, 4/2.5/2, corner lot. Granite in kitchen, wood floors in formals & family room. (2802LC)

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

Magnificent Design with Stunning Curb Appeal in Exclusive Sweetwater! (4011TH)

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

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

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

5.2 Acres. Build your dream home in this beautiful lot, next to million $$$ home. (2131GR)

4/2 Beautiful 1-story house near lake. Pool & Spa, Tile & Hardwood flooring. Needs TLC. (4206 LT)

1 story with high ceilings in living, wonderful updates throughout, lovely backyard. (3306GL)

Stunning custom country home on 9.5 acres. Work shop, 2 stall horse barn! (9103JR)

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

Sienna Village of Shipman’s Landing. Large and Beautiful 5-4 1/2 - 2. Priced to sell! 713-725-5051. (3215L)

1/2 acre site that had a home on it & was removed. Property is clean & clear, ready to build on. (539AN)

One story TRENDMAKER, 4/3/2, quiet cul-de-sac. Open floor plan, Large island kitchen. (3414SR)

Totally updated! Immaculate condition!. Enclosed extra room can be Study. (7314CO)

Lovely David Weekley, 4/2.5/2, freshly painted interior, granite floors on 1st level. (3615HC)

Large family home with 2 living areas and huge backyard! (1802CRC)

Two story Bank Owned. Large home with upstairs deck & backyard large storage. 4/2/2 (12730LG)

Luxurious Waterfront Living with Easy Access to Highway 59! (15306OC)

Cul-de-sac lot w/shade trees! Granite countertops, stainless appliances. (4818AR)

Lovely 3/2 1/2 2 in First Colony. Open floor plan. Must see! 713-7255051. ( 2506CBL)

Nicely updated home 1.67 acres with pool/spa. Separate quarters w/bath & kitchen. Horses OK! (2922MI)


PAGE 6 H Wednesday, July 24, 2013

THE STAR

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Fort Bend Home Showcase NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

D SOL

D SOL COMMONWEALTH TELFAIR – Absolutely Stunning PARK 4/3.1/3 – WowTandem a rareHome find. in Desired Telfair! Soaringgarage Ceilings,apartment Spiraling w/it Staircase Sellers added >$60,000 own w/Wrought& Iron Windows, AC/Heater waterAccent, heater.Lg. TheArched 5th bedrm & extraDouble room Crown Molding, 2’’ Blinds & 18’’ Tile Flooring. Gourmet dimentions are for the gar. apart.(the bedrm & living rm). w/Granite Tiledrange, Back sink Splash, ItStyle has aKitchen open concept kit. counters w/2 burner& elec. w/ Center &Island, window under Dark cabinetCherry refrig.,Wood counterCabinets, & cabinetWalk-In space. Pantry, Pantry & SS Could Appliance Full bathButler’s & 2 walkin closets. also Package. be a greatMaster home Bedrm. w/3-sided &gas Logroom. Fireplace & Sitting Area. office or gameroom media The main house has a Lg. Upstairs island Gamerm. Back Yard Overlooks counters,h Greenbelt Lg.upgraded kit.new(4/11)appl.,granite & Water, Fabulous for bar, Entertaining! call ardwoods,2’’blinds,wet gateddrive $475,000 $349,900 call Virginia Mack Mack 281-207-5200 281-207-5200(VM3819SM) (VM1902CA) Virginia

TELFAIR – Exquisitely COMMONWEALTH PARK –Designed Lovely 4/3.5/2det. 1.5 Story +w/Over study home $70K w/grand in Upgrades! brick column entry.Flair Architectural 9’ceilings Thru-outonwith 1stColumns, floor. Soaring Art Niches, 2 story High foyer Ceilings, w/new(6/11)20’’ Hardwoods porcelain in Formals,tile. 20’’ Bamboo tile, Plantation woodShutters, floors. Lg. Stained island Glass kit.& Much w/new(6/11)granite More! Kitchen countertopsCounter w/Granite & new(6/11) Tops &20’’ Center porcelain Island.tileOpen floor.Concept SpaciousFloor master Plan.steLarge w/a view of Suite Master the wooded w/cozy sitting backyd.area Hg.accented master bath by a w/2 wall walk-in of windows. closets. Spacious Ex.lg. upstairsBath Master gamerm. w/2 Walk-in No backyd Closets,neighbors. both w/custom Slatebuilt-ins! patio. New Beautiful roof Sun (3/2011). Room Fresh off Formal int.paint Living& Rm. recent Lg. carpet. UpstairsExt. Media AC units Rm. A‘03. MustWater See! Heater $599,900 ‘11. call Culde-sac street. Virginia Mack $339,900 281-207-5200 call Virginia (VM1902TL) Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3739SB)

NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

D SOL

D SOL

GREATWOOD –FOREST Grand Stately SWEETWATER Gorgeous 1– Story Sweetwater Executive Lg. cul-de-sac street. No back Golf CoursePerry Home!onExquisitely designed, very well built. neighbors!builder, Extra built designer touches & Harrington (& lived in) this include home forfluted himself. crown moldings,in tons of built-ins, lg.Kitchen 18’’ tilefeatures floors Over $200,000 updates/upgrades! & recent paint, new shower, updated kitchen w/ Granite countertops, SS appliances & walk-in pantry. granite countertops, 5 burner thermador pop up Beautiful Hardwood floors all formals && kitchen. Also cooktop on lg. island. SSindishwasher microwave. features Plantation Double Crown Molding, Open concept w/wallShutters, of windows overlooking 2 decks Study w/Built-Ins & much more! Oversized back yard recently stained,one with pergola cover w/ceiling fan patio w/covered deck overlooking a breath-taking golf by huge sparking pool, w/extra green space. Extra lighting,sprkler system & $489,000 alarm $365,000 call course view of ‘’rolling hills’’! call Virginia Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 Mack 281-207-5200 (VM52GL) (VM7934AT)

cell: 713-898-3938 office: 281-980-5050

montgomb@garygreene.com

barbarajmontgomery.com

The Virginia Mack Team

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

ABR, CBR, CRS, GRI, HALL of Fame, PLATINUM CLUB

COMMONWEALTH Exquisite THE HIGHLANDS SEC& 1upgrades! – Pride BRIGHTWATERESTATES – Lovely 2– story home w/tons of recent updates Perry home with state size lot adorned by mature of ownership shows through-out. Many 1/2 aTrees. blk from greenbelt & waterway. Some upgrades include: 5/13 Lt Pecan Grand beautiful elevation with usable balcony. updates & upgrades! Has a flex room. 4th Custom cabinets Fresh exhibit anInt. intriguing Neutralkit.Carpet, Paint,showcase Resurfaced Kitchen Cabinets & Front Door, SS design. Granite countertops w/SS appliances. Popular Bedroom could be a study. Kitchen has Appliances, CeramicinSmooth Top down Range, 2’’ Faux &Blinds,Gate & partial granite countertops updated appliances. 5’’ distressed hardwoods foyer & dining rm. Hg.draft gamerm up & study w/wall of built-ins. Master bedrm Replaced all sliding glass doors with French fence. 2012 Bull-nose edge Granite Countertops, Under-mount sink, 20’’ tile floors overlooks lush landscaped sculpted pavered patio,hot doors. Tile floors & berber carpet. Large back tub & backyd. paned windows Plantation in Kit. & Bkft,Doubled Traventine in entry,& hall & 1/2 bath. Hardwood flrs in Dining rm. Study/ Shutters! Updated light fixtures, 3 car garage, yard patio with lush garden. Great location Flex Rm. HVAC, Roof & Hardi! call $149,900 Virginia Mack 281& area schools. call Virginia sprinkler sys Recent & room for a pool! $390,000 call$249,900 Virginia Mack(VM4107HP) 281-207-5200 (VM4407SM) Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1814TS) 207-5200

BARBARA ABR, GRI MONTGOMERY

COMMONWEALTH ESTATES – Breathtaking COMMONWEALTH Lovely Has 4/3.5/2det. OXFORD / COMMONWEALTH – Fantastic COMMONWEALTH 2 Story with Updates PARK – Magnificant Throughout!Grand 5/6 BedroomPARK Perry–Home. 3 living+ entertainment size hm w/warmth & charm! Formals study home w/grand brick column entry. 9’ceilings Gleaming Hardwoods inw/built-in family shelves & formals. Cul-de-Sac a study down. lot, No 6th back bedrmNeighbors!. could be 2ndonstudy up Soaring or media room. curb w/hardwoods. Downstairs library & and 1st floor. 2 story foyerFabulous w/new(6/11)20’’ Fr. Doors. Family rm. w/wall Bamboo floors.toLg. island kit. Updated Kitchen withof windows Graniteoverlooking Counter appeal tops, large with huge centerbackyd/patio island (great & room workforporcelain a pool tile. & play area.wood Backs Greenbelt. pool/spa. Renovated kit. w/custom 46’’ cabinets w/new(6/11)granite countertops & new(6/11) space), galore & much Grand island Master KitchenBedrm w/Granite w/large countertops sitting 20’’ & breakfast bar. Formals w/15’’ deepcabinets shelves & granite counters. Built-in more! hutch Lg. porcelain tile floor. Spaciousw/hardwoods. master ste w/a w/glass enlays. Hg. granite island w/breakfast bar. viewrm. of thePanaramic wooded backyd. bath w/2 area. Updated Master Bath, shower w/seamless Wall of Built-ins glass with in tiled both walls, studies double & family ViewHg.ofmaster landscaped 18’’tile floors on the diagonal. Updated light fixtures. walk-in closets. Ex.lg. upstairs gamerm. No backyd Hg. window seat in breakfast rm. Upstairs media sinkbaygranite vanity & lighting. Lattice covered backyard deckfrom withmaster, benches. family 3 car & breakfast garage neighbors. room. 2’’Slate wood blinds thru-out. patio. New roof (3/2011).Updated Fresh int. rm/study/6th bedroom w/wall of built-ins. 3 car paint & recent carpet.call Ext. AC units ‘03.Mack Water Heater with onegar.stall converted, A/C’d, perfect workHeaters shop/hobby & Roof.room! Water softner $399,900 Virginia 281insulated w/A/C. $574,900sheetrocked call Virginia& A/C,Furnace,Water ‘11. Cul-de-sac street. $319,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4415SM) $314,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 207-5200 (VM3702BC) (VM54SB) Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3739SB)

(281) 207-5200

RE/MAX Southwest • (281) 491-1776 X5200

www.ftbendhomes.com

www.virginiamack.com e-mail:virginiamack@ftbendhomes.com Each office Independently Owned & Operated

WATERSIDE ESTATES – Come see this fabulous 1 LAKE OF Newmark AUSTIN PARK – ‘’Resort COLONYhome – Wonderfully updated LAKES & upgrade Home in highly GREATWOOD ARBOR – Stunning showcase from beginning story home in a the very highly sought after Waterside Style Living’’-enjoy this Tropical in your sought after First Colony w/Clements High. This fabulous home Oasis has Pecan to end!TheGrand 2 storyhasentry w/curved Estates. neighborhood an elem. school staircase. Customs built-ins thru-out. own back yard! Deep wooded lot. Sparkling located French in the subdivision & offers tonsLg of amenities both formals & main living area. Plt. Shutters. Granite Dble doors to study. living rmhardwood w/soaringflooring ceilings,inbuilt-in entertain. Lagoona style (heated) pool with large - waterviews accented by fountains, area pool, tennis Counter tops &microwave island kit. &w/refurbished Bosh Plenty dishwasher & GE ctr. Open concept kit. w/island, SS appls., convec. tons of spa cabinets, & tanning ledge! of yard left for courts & parks. The lovely home offers many featuresarea etc. Extended profile double oven-one is even a convec. oven.children’s Hickoryplay hardwood flrs in cabinets & counter space. Brkfast Beautifully accented raised ceilings, Hardwood flrs,rm 2’’ overlooking extend. cov. patio w/lush entertaining, pressed concrete patio. Outdoor covered Lanai blinds, 18’’ tile flooring, appls. w/gas range, walk-in Master w/large arched overlooking cool,refreshing sculpted pool w/ landscaping. HgGEexec. master ste w/sitting area & grand bath window w/hg walk-in with ceiling fans & recess lighting! $274,900 pantry island kit. w/lots of counter & 42’’ cabinet space, ledge, flagstone edge & cool decking. Seamless shower door. Roofcloset w/fabulous Lg gamerm. up. J&J bath.Plantation Shutters, arched windows & in housebuilt-ins! utility rm. $149,900 call tanning call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 VirginiaSee! Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4427GC) 2013. $265,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM2827WL) Must $355,000(VM1539ML) call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7618TR)

SIENNA PLANTATION • Gorgeous custom Tommy Bailey home on one of the most magnificent cul -de-sac lots in Sienna. Golf course, trees, water view! Incredible views from all windows. Entry with sweeping wrought iron custom designed staircase, open floor plan. 2nd Bedroom down could be craft room, has full bath. Home theatre, butlers pantry w/wine fridge. Huge extra storage room upstairs. So many amenities! Perfect for entertaining. $1,100,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES • Nicely updated 1 story on large fenced lot in desirable Country Club Estates. Granite in all baths & kitchen. Tile and laminate wood floors, 2 masters. Shows beautifully & ready for move-in. You will not be disappointed. Don’t miss this one! A lovely home & good floor plan. $163,800. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

SUGAR CREEK • Gorgeous English Tudor nesting on the bluff with an incredible view overlooking the 1st hole of Sugar Creek Golf Course plus 2 lakes. Owner has done major reconstrcution. Kitchen has granite/ sub-zero/ 2 dishwashers/ 2 cooktops plus! Plus! Plus! Great home for entertaining. Master bedroom is suite w/study! Huge closets! Circular drive. Extra room could be media room!! $928,888. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

SIENNA PLANTATION • Immaculate Trendmaker home located on the #7 Fairway of Sienna Plantation Golf Course. Tenderly lived in this home has all the upgrades. Recent appliances, ceiling fans, and hardwood floors. Balcony offers magnificent views and numerous fruit trees in backyard. Create your own paradise. $379,788. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

SIENNA PLANTATION • Terrific family home located on one of Sienna’s most desirable lots. The large lot (18450 sf./.42 acre) backs up to the levee which provides privacy for your pool and back yard paradise. The extra large covered patio, outdoor kitchen, and pool are just icing on the cake for this wonderful 5 bedroom home. Secondary bedrooms are very large and give the kids plenty of room to grow. New carpet and many upgrades. $449,088. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

LAKE SHORE HARBOUR • Expansive lake view! One of the best in the area! Covered patio & balcony. Boat dock, fully fenced and landscaped with sprinkler system. Home has 5 bedrooms, large gameroom & media room. Many, many updates, formal living or study, marble floors. Spacious island kitchen.Great location! Easy access to fort bend toll road which makes for an easy commute to medical center. $325,000. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

BM11SU

BM804CO

BM810SC

BS3230OA

BS3911BE

BS3918GS

OFFICE – (281) 242-6200 Sugar Land, TX 77478

www.coldwellbankerunited.com

www.brookssimmons.com brooks.simmons@garygreene.com

ELAINE ALLINSON

FAX – (281) 242-5829

14033 SW FRWY., Suite 702

BROOKS SIMMONS cell: 713-502-8905

RIGO AYALA Buy, Sell or Lease VALUE EXPERT

281-639-9698 281-202-5197 rigo@callrigo.com eallinson@cbunited.com

www.CALLRIGO.com

ARLENE ROLSEN

ELOUISE MARGITA

CRS, Realtor

GRI, Realtor Broker Associate

Selling Ft. Bend’s finest homes since 1985.

281.414.8400

SWEETWATER - Situated on 16th Fairway of Golf Course, Fuqua Designed Home Features Custom Wood Mantal from 1800’s Oregon Railway in Family Rm; Private Study; Double Crown Molding; Wood & Travertine; Granite; 2 Bedrms Down; All Bedrms w/ Private Baths; Lady’s Retreat; Game Rm; Expansion Storage; Pool/Spa. $1,700,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (38CH)

FIRST COLONY - Classic Newmark designed home offers both formals + family rm, upgraded neutral carpet, huge game rm, his & her closets in master bath, oversized backyard, and zoned to excellent schools! 5/3.1/2D. $425,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3203SM)

SANDY

NEW TERRITORY - Charming 1-story home offers both formals + family rm, marble & tile flrs, open floor plan, granite counters, lap pool, screened sun room, and wood deck. 4/2.1/2A $390,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (17WP)

WILLIAM HUNT

MCCLUSKY CRS, USAA,

Realtor

REALTOR

PECAN GROVE - Two-story designed home offers family rm has gas log f/p; corian counters & updated appliances in kitchen; Berber carpet & tile flrs; 1st flr mastersuite w/handicap ready master bath complete w/ADA compliant shower; 2nd flr has game rm & 3 bedrms. Huge backyard & no backyard neighbors. $275,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (2102QU)

BARRINGTON PLACE - Charming 1-story patio home offers recent laminate “wood” flrs (June 2013) in family, dining, and all bedrms; tile flrs in bathrms & kitchen; secluded master suite; charming atrium, and pleasant size backyard. Great starter home or investiment property. $149,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (2006CH)

713-582-4885 margita@coldwellbanker.com

KAREN ROHAN

MOVING ACROSS TOWN OR ACROSS THE GLOBE

Realtor

Coldwell Banker United

CAN HELP!

281.543.9796 www.sandymcclusky.com

PECAN GROVE - 2 story, master down w/2 walk-in closet, separate shower & tub, formals, spacious open concept, huge bright utility, backyard family size. $164,500. Call Sandy McClusky (281)543-9796 (2123MR)

281.919.6217 whunt@cbunited.com

CALL US AT 281-242-6200

832-755-1994 krohan@cbunited.com

SIENNA PLANTATION - Beautiful Trendmaker home secluded backyard with salwater pool, 3 car garage, hardwood floors, master with fp. covered patio, granite kitchen $419,000. Call Karen Rohan (832)755-1994 (8819ST)

Tours online at www.HAR.com/BeckyFaust

Becky Faust

ABR, CDPE, CIPS, CRS, GRI

713-828-9007 RE/MAX Fine Properties 281-265-5533 • Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

SO

LD

QUAIL VALLEY 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, on the golf course, huge pool, greenhouse or craft room, enclosed porch, $249,500, hardwood floors, study, granite counters, replaced appliances, home warranty, redone baths, storage galore, sprinklers, porte-cochere with side entry, fabulous home! (2038MA)

D

L

O

S SAVANNAH RIDGE Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, plus study, 1 story Perry home in Lakes of Savannah. Big den with fireplace attached to kitchen with breakfast bar & din-in area plus separate dining room. Lots of tile, Corian counters, huge master & closet, bath with jetted tub & separate shower. High ceilings & fans. Close to the pool, pocket parks, but quiet suburban setting! $153,500, over 2100 sf per builder.(5812WK)

SIENNA PLANTATION

Custom Perry over 5300 sf. Hardwoods, tile with granite inlay, gourmet custom island kitchen, lighting, master wing with retreat & exercise room,3 car gated auto court, media room, gameroom, 2-story entry & family room,covered patio, across from golf course, close to water park & Club, new freeway access, oversized lot, ready to sell, home warranty. $485,000. (9106ST)

NAILA LALANI 832-202-9001 nlalani5@gmail.com SOUTHWEST each office independently owned and operated

www.nailalalani.com

BARRINGTON PLACE • Gorgeous one story home on a quiet cul-de-sac totally updated with 4 bed 2 bath with new carpet/gas range/ fresh paint and new AC unit added 2012. A must see large and open floor plan. Covered patio. Walking distance to Eldridge park. $204,900 (2407CO)

COMMONWEALTH • Amazing home in the commonwealth subdivision featuring 4 bedrooms. Master bedroom leads to the study. Gameroom leads to a Gorgeous pool with slide. Zoned to all exemplary schools. A must see!. $479,900 (4315KE)

WITHERS RIDGE • This spacious 2,098 sq. ft. single story home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a den, and 9 ceilings. Your new kitchen has tall Birch cabinetry and black energy efficient Whirlpool appliances. Enjoy a quiet bath in your master bath garden tub after working from home in your private office. .$127,995 (16931MO)

W H E R E V E R L I F E TA K E S YO U

CALL ON US

REDUCED REDUCED

heritagetexas.com

Fort Bend Office

3210 OAKLAND DR. First Colony 5/3.5/3: Custom home w/hardwoods. Kit. boasts granite counters & tumbled stone back splash. Deborah Breuleux $619,500

12104 WILLOW BROOK LN. Southern Trails 4/2.5/2: David Weekly home on oversized lot. Kitchen includes granite & SS appl. Sharon Kaye $267,900

13804 COVE LANDING LN. Savannah Cove 4/2/2: Waterfront lot with amazing view from back patio. 1 story, energy efficient home. Debbie Ashley $199,900

1107 DESERT SPRINGS Cottonwood 4/2/2: Recent carpet, large backyard and spacious kitchen. Move-in ready! Mike Martin $129,900

2210 SIGNAL HILL DR. Shadow Creek Ranch 5/3.5/3: Large bedrooms, game room, tall ceilings, formals, & den w/French doors. Mike Martin $319,900

15911 OLETA LANE Sweet City Acres 5/4/0: Custom designed & remodeled Ranch style home with a 3 car attached carport. Mike Martin $499,000

281.240.8800

14100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 245

Sugar Land, Texas 77478


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 H

PAGE 7

Fort Bend Home Showcase Looking for peaceful surroundings?

UNRESTRICTED 4.5 ACRES

Call

WAYNE STONE Direct:

832-595-1474 Cell:

713-822-1474

Waterfront home in Sienna area in Silver Ridge on 1 acre with upper and lower covered patios, 5 bedroom 3 and a half baths, master down, 2 game rooms up, 2 wet bars, formals, 2710HF study, high ceilings, SIENNA.................$499,900 great views approx. www.waynestone.com 4900 sq ft. PRICED wayne@waynestone.com AT 499,900.

Check out this large home approximately 4500 sq ft with pool, pool house and 2 barns on 4.5 acres convenient to 5202CG everything. PRICED AT.........$799,900 Priced at www.waynestone.com 799,900 wayne@waynestone.com

Anita Milne 281-413-9732 BEARD REALTY GROUP

MEADOWS PLACE

SIENNA PLANTATION

RICHMOND AREA ACREAGE

811HA

RICHMOND.........$639,900

www.waynestone.com

wayne@waynestone.com

PARKWAY OAKS

SOUTHMEADOW

ALSTON 4/2/2 • $159,000

GREAT HOUSE ON A BEAUTIFUL STREET

MEADOWS PLACE

LD

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)

Great Perry built home on cul-de-sac.5 bedroom,plus gameroom and study! 3 car garage! Fresh interior paint,granite in large island kitchen with many replaced fixtures and gas cooktop! Wood in living and dining! Large master suite down, with beautiful tile in bath-whirlpool and separate shower! HUGE closet! Fabulous gameroom up,room for pool table and much more! Four large bedrooms with two full baths up! Large study. Golf course community within walking distance to school, park, and GREAT pools! $369,900 (1627FR)

FALCON POINT

LAKE OLYMPIA

LARGE DEN WITH HIGH CEILINGS

HUNTERS GLEN

GREATWOOD

O

S

Spectacular Trendmaker 1 story,3 car garage,circular drive, HUGE corner lot! Fabulous plan includes impressive entry, 3 full baths,beautiful formal dining,5th bedroom or study,large master suite,plantation shutters and wonderful island kitchen! Open plan,great for entertaining! Slate floors! Unbelievable yard! 24 x 30 extended patio,lush landscaping includes ponds and beautiful trees! Plenty of room for that pool! Exclusive section surrounded by larger homes! Walk to golf course! Hard to find one like this!. $399,900 (9514TA)

MEADOW BRIAR 3/2/2 • $132,500

sale pending

MEADOWGLEN Southwest REMAX SOUTHWEST TOP PRODUCER FOR 2012!

REDUCED WHISPERING PINES 3/2/2 • $99,900

BRIGHTON 3/2/2 • $157,500

FRESH PAINT INSIDE AND OUT

HIGH CEILINGS IN NICE DEN

UPDATED KITCHEN & SS APPL.

• REDUCED •

• NEW LISTING •

Kim Truitt

JOELLA 281-507-6810 281-491-1776 MULLIS

• TOP OFFICE PRODUCER 2012 • REMAX Life Time Achievement Award • President’s Club • Hall of Fame • over $10 million sold ANNUALLY from 2002-2012!

ANGIE SNYDER WEST/SOUTHWEST SPECIALIST

DIANNA TATE AHS, CHMS WEST/NORTHWEST SPECIALIST

WATERBROOK WEST - Near Sienna – 1.25 Acre lot. Cleared lot backing up to wooded area. Corner lot in acreage subdivision. Already fenced on 2 sides and has culvert and drive installed. $110,000. MLS # 93906446 (0RA)

www.kimtruitt.com • 713-416-0791 • email: kim@kimtruitt.com

FINE PROPERTIES

ANGIE SNYDER & ASSOCIATES ANGIE:

Angie Snyder & Associates

ATTENTION:

RE/MAX Fine Properties. 281-787-8718

LE P M A

A short sale is usually considered  like a foreclosure for loan qualifying purposes. You may have to wait 3 years before qualifying. Please consult a mortgage loan officer so they can better answer this question after looking at your particular situation. There are many components considered when seeking a home loan approval. Please submit your questions to Angie@houstonhomesales.net

HHH Letter

to the

281-787-8718

OFFICE ~ 281-265-5533 x1282 • DIANNA ~ 713-703-6247 Angie@HoustonHomeSales.net

♥ Welcome Home ♥ We Love Referrals! ♥

I sold my home as a “Short Sale”, how does that affect me when getting another home loan?

EX

LAKE OLYMPIA 5/4.5/3 • $399,900

Editor HHH

Sugar Land Animal Services Manager responds to Flaxman's letter Dear Editor

Gorgeous custom built home with unbelievable backyard paradise! High ceilings with lots of natural light in this sought after, natural lake community! Wood floors throughout much of downstairs. Plantation shutters, art niches, butler pantry, and LOTS of storage! Rounded, glass breakfast room! Two staircases, with dramatic entrance! Study with built-ins. Oversized garage with workshop-Portecochere-Descending steps from your covered patio into your newly re-surfaced pool-raised hot tub-very private backyard! $349,900 (2510PE)

RE/MAX Hall of Fame ABR, BPOR, GRI, SRES

SIENNA - Wonderful 3/2/2 with HUGE PRIVATE back yard w/ wooden deck/arbor. Open floor plan w/ spacious family room, island kitchen. Formal dining. Lovingly maintained! $139,900. (3922TO)

ASK ANGIE

What a cutie! Updated and ready to go!Granite countertops including baths!Lam. Wood flooring and tile throughout. Spacious living area with high ceilings!Large eat in kitchen. Bedrooms are very spacious as well,with remodelled baths!. Nice fireplace in living area,wood blinds throughout.Covered patio and large backyard!Fence partially replaced.A/C has been replaced as well.Walk to pool and elementary school!Fabulous,sought after First Colony with all the choice schools!This one is ready to go! $149,900 (3411SH)

JOELLA@JOELLAMULLIS.COM

CBR, CRS, GRI

To view every home currently on the market and for other information, GARY GREENE go to.............

LD

O

S

Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

MONTICETO 4/2/2 • $149,900

Large custom one story home over 4200 sq ft. Stone and Stucco finish with spectacular finishes throughout including granite, travertine, built-ins, wood work, open floor plan, high ceilings Amazing master suite and master closet, outside has huge covered patio with outdoor kitchen and putting green

told an animal services officer that Ms. Flaxman, who works at I am writing in response to a bank across the street, wanted Jessica Flaxman's letter to the ed- to adopt the dog.  Our animal seritor that appeared in the "Fort vices officer took the time to Bend Star" on July 17.  The artimeet with Ms. Flaxman to discle was extremely critical of cuss the situation involving the Sugar Land Animal Services and aggressive dog and how the aniour employees.  Our employees mal adoption process works in and the many dedicated volunSugar Land.  Our animal services teers who donate their time on a officer checked the trap after regular basis are very disappoint- work on her way home.  She ed about the inaccurate found Ms. Flaxman and another information written by Ms. bank employee standing by the Flaxman. I'd like to set the record trap. Inside the trap was the adult straight. Staffordshire terrier In April, we began receiving mix.  Flaxman and her co-worker numerous calls about a told our animal services officer Staffordshire terrier mix running that they intended to release the loose near the Sugar Land Police dog. Department. We located the dog, Once the dog was in the trap, it but it ran into the culvert sysbecame City property.  Ms. tem.  More calls were received in Flaxman and her male co-worker June telling us the same dog was became agitated, confrontational running loose further north at the and began yelling at our female HEB store.  We were unable to animal services officer.  An addilocate the dog until June 14 when tional animal services officer and we found the animal behind a police officer were called to asHEB with two puppies.  All three sist with what had become a dogs exhibited aggressive behav- confrontational situation. I also ior toward people and each traveled to the location to speak other.  Animal services officers with Ms. Flaxman and her cowere unable to catch the adult worker.  I told Ms. Flaxman I dog. would put a hold on the dog for The puppies were taken back her, personally contact her if anyto the shelter, where they contin- thing changed with the dog and ued their aggressive behavior.  In take no action with the dog until I fact, one puppy attacked the oth- had talked to her first. I invited er, biting its neck and drawing both of them to visit our shelter blood before we were able to sep- operation and facilities. When we arate them.  They were held for all left the parking lot, everything the 72 hours as required by law seemed to be fine. and the decision was made to huMs. Flaxman arrived at the manely euthanize them based on shelter the next day with another their behavior. They were a dan- co-worker.  As we walked toward ger to staff and other animals and the Staffordshire terrier mix's could not be safely hankennel, the dog let out a low dled.  Placing them in a home growl and assumed a crouching environment would create a dan- attack position.  The dog did the gerous environment for adults same thing the next time Ms. and children. Flaxman visited.  She contacted Animal services officers paseveral rescue groups and trainers trolled the HEB area on a daily trying to place the dog, but as exbasis and sighted the adult dog on pected, none were willing to June 25. While setting a trap, we assume responsibility for a 40 were approached by Sharon pound dog showing constant Rode, of Save Our Strays, who signs of aggression.  This includ-

ed Sharon Rode, of Save Our Strays. We normally hold a dog without identification for 72 hours or 3 days. We held this one for eight days so Ms. Flaxman would have every opportunity to get the dog placed after it failed our behavior evaluation.  I personally went to the bank to talk to Ms. Flaxman about the decision that had to be made to humanely euthanize the dog. She was gone for the day, but we talked at 3:40 pm on July 3.  

She was very gracious and thanked us for working with her.  We were all shocked to read her editorial.  It was completely inaccurate. The protection and safety of animals is our mission. It breaks our heart when we can't place one of them with a caring family. Kathryn E. Ketchum Sugar Land Animal Services Manager

F OODIE

ORT BEND

By Denise Monroe

Don Julio’s

Don Julio’s 9009 Sienna Christus Dr, Missouri City, Texas 77459 Cuisine: Mexican This restaurant is in a rather obscure place behind another building off a side street. The parking was not quite adequate to accommodate the number

of patrons, so be prepared for a distant walk if you go. If you like a noisy place with kids wandering around with foot high ice cream cones, then this is the place for you. It took a while for the waiter to come to the table and when he did, he was only half listening as I was placing my order. I

SIENNA AREA - HOME ON ACREAGE W/POOL & SPA! 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)

Realtors • List your homes “For Sale”

For rates!

LE P M A

PLEASE CALL

EX

LAKE OLYMPIA 5/4.5/3 • $399,900

281-690-4200

Cindy Lang, the newest agent at Heritage Texas Properties Cindy believes she can make today’s real estate offer the foundation for tomorrow’s newest memories. Cindy Lang Residential real estate is a very personal business and, because she believes good communication is key, she strives to keep her clients well informed and in close contact through whatever type of communication they

prefer. Before realizing her calling in real estate, Cindy enjoyed a successful career working as a Project Controls Engineer. Her duties in this position helped hone her skills for the real estate industry. Cindy and her husband, Mike, have 4 grown children and most recently celebrated the birth of their first grandchild. To enlist the service of Cindy to help you locate you next home, please call her at the Heritage Texas Properties office at 281-240-8800 or on her cell at 832-720-2850.

actually paused for a moment until he focused his attention on what I was saying. The menu offered typical Tex-Mex items with limited combinations. Of note were the stuffed avocados and various snapper entrée’s. The portions were modest and sparse on the plate. As most restaurants offer both red and the more popular green sauce for dipping, this place only offered the red sauce. The chicken enchiladas with sour cream sauce were rather flat and the sauce was very thin for that type of sauce. It reminded me of the old Pancho’s fare. The rice was different than the

typical Spanish rice. It was white, with cilantro and lime and was very tasty. That’s about the only thing to get excited about, although the margarita was good. The entrée prices range from $14 - $22, which in my opinion is overpriced for the quality of the food. Overall, Don Julio’s was lackluster. It did not stand out in any way. The food was just mediocre. The service was lacking, and it was teaming with loud kids. It did not impress me enough to draw me back. Overall Rating: 2 1/2 stars. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.

Sugar Land awarded 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game The First Half Freedom Division Champion Sugar Land Skeeters announced that the Atlantic League Board of Directors has awarded Constellation Field the privilege of hosting the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game. “We are delighted for Sugar Land to be awarded the 2014 All-Star Game,” said Opening Day Partners President and Chief Operating Officer Jon Danos. “The quality of the venue and the incredible amount of community support undoubtedly played a role in the

league’s decision this year. We look forward to holding firstclass events and showcasing the highest quality minor league baseball talent at one of the finest ballparks in the country.” Next year's event will mark the first time in franchise history for Constellation Field to host an Atlantic League AllStar Game. The game itself will be just one of numerous events to take place during the All-Star break. Dates and ticket information will be announced at a later date. “We are excited at the

opportunity to showcase Sugar Land,” said Mayor James Thompson.  “Sellout crowds and minor league attendance records are proof that we’ve created something special in Constellation Field that’s the envy of the region and the jewel of the Atlantic League. We’re looking forward to hosting fans from around the league next year to experience the buzz the Skeeters have created in Sugar Land.” “Sugar Land has become an inspiration for the Atlantic League and its efforts for

Western expansion,” said Atlantic League Executive Director Joe Klein. “We know the players, coaches and fans will have an amazing experience at Constellation Field.” For more information about the Atlantic League, the Sugar Land Skeeters or how to be a part of the 2013 Freedom Division Series playoffs at Constellation Field, visit the team’s website at www.sugarlandskeeters. com or call the Skeeters ticket office at 281.240.HITS.


PAGE 8 H Wednesday, July 24, 2013

THE STAR

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Fifteen new jobs in Sugar Land Now using compressed natural gas with $3 million aviation facility Sugar Land's solid waste trucks much cleaner for environment By Elsa Maxey

With the beginning of Anson Aviation’s operations at a new, 24,000 sq foot facility at the Sugar land Regional Airport, its $3 million expenditure at the site is allowing for expansion and the

creation of 15 new jobs locally.  Anson Aviation already operates the only FAA approved pilot school at the airport.  “It is our vision to provide all of the services and expertise needed to enable our customers to enjoy private airplanes for business

ASK US ABOUT OUR NEW ‘MINI TIGHT ROPE’ PROCEDURE TO FIX BUNIONS As Seen on TV's

THE DOCTORS

and personal travel,” said Dana Atkinson, founder and president of Anson Aviation.  The operation is for airplane owners, pilots who rent airplanes, and the general public for personal air transportation.”  The aviation operation also provides on-demand air charter and conference facilities, which also allows non-pilots access to Sugar Land’s regional airport. Check this week’s Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Network Nites & Grand Opening celebration at the new site on Thursday, 5 – 7:00 p.m.

FORT BEND DRIVING SCHOOL

• Fix bunions without having to be in a cast or boot for two months. • We are the 1st in Houston that performs this procedure. • For more information visit our website at www.DiagnosticFootSpecialists.com

Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years

FIVE AREA LOCATIONS

NEW CHURCH FINANCING PROGRAM

FortBendDrivingSchool.com

Heights / Northwest • Greenway / Galleria Area • E. Houston Memorial / Town & Country • Fort Bend County / Sugar Land

20 year term, fixed rate up to 75% of appraised value with no personal guarantees.

Diagnostic Foot Specialist, P.C.

Give us a call!

Dr. Robert Leisten, D.P.M. | Dr. Amy L. Haase, D.P.M. | Dr. Arnold N. Farbstein

CAPITAL ASSURANCE, INC.

713-862-3338 • 713-850-0125

713.955.0888

www.D i a g n o s t i c F o o t S p e c i a l i s t s . c o m

PROUDLY SALUTES

TOP PRODUCERS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2013

By Elsa Maxey

While other places are still planning for the transition to pollution-free, renewable energy sources and clean, petroleum-free transportation fuels, Sugar Land is already there with one of its major service providers.  It recently announced that solid waste trucks serving those in the city now use compressed natural gas.  These natural gas trucks are operated by Republic Services and are reportedly having an immediate impact. In prepared statements, the city’s Assistant

Director of Public Works Dawn Steph said, "The environmental benefits are significant, including reduced air emissions and noise pollution." The city also said this is nearly 90 percent quieter than similar diesel truck models.  Perhaps one may have noticed the less intrusive sounding vehicles in the neighborhoods. The new vehicles have replaced diesel models and provide residents and businesses cleaner and quieter trash pick up operations.  Environmentalist organizations have focused on exploring renewable, clean,

low carbon alternative fuels for the transportation sector.  In particular, fuels intended to replace reliance on diesel in heavy-duty buses and trucks, the latter of which was the type formerly used by Republic Services.  Those vehicles are reportedly among the heaviest fuel consumers, and they are also considered to be among the major sources of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.  But with the compressed natural gas now used by the local solid waste trucks, there may be 23 percent less greenhouse gas emissions.  For those in Sugar Land, that means cleaner air.

Dialysis patients, fish tank owners should prepare for chloramine conversion The City of Sugar Land plans to begin using chloramines to disinfect its public drinking water on August 15.   The change from chlorine to chloramines is necessary as Sugar Land transitions to the use of legislatively mandated surface water.  Chloramines will reduce the levels of disinfection byproducts in the City's water system while still providing protection from waterborne disease. The change to chloramines can impact people dependent on dialysis machines. A toxic condition known as hemolytic anemia can occur if the disinfectant is not completely removed from water used in dialysis machines. Dialysis patients typically utilize a device such as a charcoal filter to remove the chloramine from their water. Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for

other medical equipment. Water with chloramines can also be toxic to fish; however, it's safe for all other animals.  Chemicals or filters used in fish tanks should be designed for water treated with chloramines. Residents notified The City has notified residents of the change in a number of ways. • An announcement was sent

to homeowner associations for inclusion in neighborhood newsletters. • Letters were sent to area physicians, dialysis centers and the City's wholesale water customer, Fort Bend Municipal Utility District 128. • Pet store managers were provided flyers to alert their customers. For questions concerning the change, contact 281-275-2450.

Chimneystone resident robbed in driveway was parked in an open garage.  Adolph went on to explain that A woman was robbed in the the suspects did not speak to the driveway of her Chinmeystone victim; they only grabbed her home in late June after being purse and ran to a waiting vehicle.  followed home from the bank. When questioned, the victim About 3 p.m. the victim returned told police she did notice the home from the Wells Fargo Bank suspects parked and loitering at on Highway 6 to be accosted and the bank when she arrived; as have her purse stolen.  well as noticing them possibly Sugar Land Police spokesman trailing behind her when she was said the victim was approached heading home. from behind by the suspects as The case remains under she was exiting her vehicle, which investigation.   By LeaAnne Klentzman

MOIRA HOLDEN

Top Producer and Top Sales w/sales in excess of $4 Million

BARBARA MARLIN Top Listings and Top Listings Sold

also with sales in excess of $2 Million

Susan Greer Group also with Sales in excess of $3 Million

Kathryn Anderson

BAPTIST CHURCH

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994

SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310

2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am - 6:00pm Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA "A Place To Call Home" - www.hbctx.org

4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Contemporary Worship Service: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:15am Traditional Worship Service: 11:15am www.southminpres.org

METHODIST CHURCH

also with Sales in excess of $2 Million

502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday School for All Ages 9:30am Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Pastor's Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 pm the hub - 11:00am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am LUTHERAN CHURCH www.cumcsl.org

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888

ALSO WITH SALES IN EXCESS OF $1 MILLION

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Sunday Worship: 9:00am, 11:00am Open Skies Worship: 9:00am Sunday School All Ages 10:00am www.fumcmc.org LINDA WANG

SARA NGUYEN

DEBBIE MARCELL

MARLENA BERGER

SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org CHURCH OF CHRIST

MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216

EMELIA APPEL

BARBARA SCHWEIZERHOF

ASHLEY KUNCO

BARBARA MONTGOMERY

2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org

SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Scripture of the week RENEE MALONE

RAM KING

2323 TOWN CENTER SUGAR LAND

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND • 281-240-3195

CINDY MCCOY

281- 980-5050

www.garygreene.com

Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. —John 17:24

FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711

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

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729 800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship NON DENOMINATIONAL

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

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

To place an ad in The Fort Bend County Worship Directory 281-690-4200


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 H

Fort Bend Subways more dangerous than New York By LeaAnne Klentzman

About closing time at a local Subway sandwich shop can be dangerous than a New York subway platform. Over recent months several Fort Bend Subway sandwich shops have been robbed. It started in Sugar Land, has reoccurred in Sugar Land and has now moved to Stafford and Missouri City. The "Star" reported on what appeared to be the first in this season’s reoccurring robbery jaunts. The Sugar Land Subway in the 3500 block of Highway 6 was robbed in May, followed

Search reveals weapons violation and strange circumstances

have any of the cases appeared to warrant closer police presence in the area for shoppers nor has the commercial district erected surveillance cameras for the safety of the shopping public. To date the robberies have never resulted in physical injuries. Some of the robberies have been committed by a single individual and others by a duo. Anyone with information on any of these cases is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

High Timez at High Dreamz

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

A CAREER IN THE CEMETERY/ FUNERAL PRE-PLANNING INDUSTRY

Full Time RECEPTIONIST

EVERYONE NEEDS OUR PRODUCTS • $1,000-$1,500 per week • Complete Benefits Package • Strong 401K Plan • Incentives/Bonuses Monthly • Management Opportunities • No Experience Necessary-We Train • World-Wide Industry Leader PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME Michael.vayner@sci-us.com 832-721-1001

Ph: 281-261-7939 • Fax: 281-499-5311

EOE, M/F/D/V

LEGALS

Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm or send resume to:

13935 Stafford Rd., Stafford, Tx 77477

LOOKING FOR

A BROKER

?

ORDINANCE NO. 1000 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 “MOTOR VEHICLES” OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD CODE OF ORDINANCES; ADDING SECTION 50-58(5) PROVIDING FOR A SCHOOL ZONE ON BRAND LANE BEGINNING APPROXIMATELY 2000 FEET SOUTH OF US 90A AND CONTINUING SOUTH FOR APPROXIMATELY 600 FEET BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:00 A.M. AND 8:30 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M. AND 4:00 P.M.; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $500.00 FOR EACH VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION HEREOF; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED THE 10TH DAY OF JULY, 2013.

www.Become-A-DA.com

C. Mark Mann School of Dental Assisting 1111 Hwy 6, #220, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Certified by: The Texas Workforce Commision Career Schools and Colleges

HHHHH LEGALS

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Board of Adjustments of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: A proposal for a variance to Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, Section 102-123, Landscaping and Buffering, Table 3. Use; Retail Sales, Adjacent Use Single Family, by reducing the required buffer yard from 25 feet to 5 feet. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

INVITATION TO BID The City of Stafford is requesting bids from qualified insurance companies to provide Life & AD&D, Supplemental Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability and/or Stop Loss insurance coverage. Bids, in duplicate, must be sealed, marked applicably as follows: Bid – Life & AD&D, Supplemental Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability and/or Stop Loss Coverage 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 21, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Stafford City Council meeting on August 21, 2013, in Council Chambers at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Bids are expected to be awarded on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the City Council meeting with coverage to be effective October 1, 2013. 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.

OFF

ANY 13” OR LARGER COOKIE CAKE Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per visit. Expires 8/31/2013

www.NestleCafe.com

Kathy Parker

Owner and Manager

24601 S.W. Freeway, Suite 300 • Rosenberg, TX 77471

832-595-9499

H

MON-WED: 11:00AM-9:00PM THU-SAT: 11:00AM-10:00PM SUNDAY: 11:00AM-8:00PM

CALL US AT 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250

NOW HIRING CDL Drivers, Electricians, General Laborers, Welders, Maintenance Helpers. Apply at 909 Industrial Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Must be drug free.

DRIVERS: Local & Dedicated, Baytown & Channelview Openings. Avg pay over 200.00 per day, Benefits, Many Bonuses! CDL-A, 1yr OTR T/T Exp., TWIC, X End. Req. 1-888880-5915

-MISSION PETROLEUM CARRIERSNew pay scale, Local routes, Excellent company benefits, New equipment Class A-CDL-X with T/T experience required 8450 Mosley Rd Houston, TX John Payne 832/615-0708 9a – 4p

EXPERIENCED LICENSED PEST CONTROL TECHNICIAN needed. Must have transportation & be responsible & dependable. Non smoker preferred. Call 281-343-9252, leave a message with your contact information.

A SMALL PEARLAND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY is looking for an ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST. Please e-mail resume to tracy@ lonestar-usa.net.

DRIVERS: Hiring Qualified Class A OTR Drivers. $2500 Sign On! Apply now at www.heyl.net or call 800-973-9161 Heyl Truck Lines

DRIVERS: Guaranteed Home EVERY Weekend! Company: All Miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease: To Own NO Money Down, NO Credit Check! Call: 1-888880-5912

DRIVERS - $1000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Benefits, Hometime! Avg weekly take home $1,125. Regional/Local FlatBed, All Miles Paid. 23yoa, 2yrs exp, Good MVR, CDL-A req. 800-525-6958 x1127

PART TIME KENNEL ASSISTANT

APPLY IN PERSON OR FAX RESUME to 281-265-5584 E.O.E.

WWW.LEXINGTONPETHOSPITAL.COM

State Farm Insurance

Sales/Service Rep 1716 Dulles Avenue, Suite 102 Sugar land, TX 77478 Insurance experience preferred P&C License Required We are looking for help in servicing and growing our book of business We are a 26 year professional agency

chad@dianescomburg.com

LEGALS

3.00

$

EMPLOYMENT

If you are good with people and have a positive attitude please email us to inquire:

CITY OF STAFFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

www.everlastingcare.net

EMPLOYMENT

No phone calls or faxes. Email resume to: ecp@malpracticedefense.com

10 Week Course Starting Soon Saturdays Only (281) 794-7944

281.763.0413

EMPLOYMENT

PARALEGAL NEEDED FOR DEFENSE FIRM

Become a Dental Assistant!

Honest & Dependable Call today!

EMPLOYMENT

Competitive wages and great experience MON - FRI • 5:30 AM - 10:30 AM OR Afternoon & Weekend Shifts

Must have “basic” knowledge of the Texas Civil Rules & deadlines, etc.

“Caregivers for Elderly Care”

Filling all of your caregiver needs with over 12 years of experience!

EMPLOYMENT

Keller Williams

LEGALS

Ever Lasting Care

a good 245 lbs squared off with the store clerk who – jumped the counter right in front of him and bolted from the store! Yep, she left it with him. So news print pistol-man left the store too. Only he did not chase the clerk – he just got into his Highlander and left.  High Timz at High Dreamz with a Highlander!

LEXINGTON BLVD. ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Call Andi St. Jean 281-265-0000

at 11611 W. Airport Boulevard and looted the store taking five I-phones.  No physical injuries were reported and only one of the three men had a pistol.  The suspects were described as black males from 18-20 years old in hooded jackets.  One suspect was wearing some type of hosiery covering his head.  Interestingly, the phones stolen had just moments before been delivered to the store.    The case remains under investigation.

EMPLOYMENT

HHH

No Experience Necessary New Agent Training

The Radio Shack in Meadows Place is again the target for phone robberies. Over the last several months Radios Shack businesses across the Houston metro area have become the target for crooks looking for an easy score with high end electronics and cell phones. One such group hit the Meadows Place Radio Shack again this past week.  About 3 o’clock on Friday afternoon July 12, 2013 three men walked into the Radio Shack located

WHAT WILL YOUR COOKIE CAKE SAY? Order Yours Online Today!

CLASSIADS

H

THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS EMPLOYMENT

Meadows Place Radio Shack hit again By LeaAnne Klentzman

by a store robbery in Missouri City, then a Subway in Stafford on Dulles and then just days ago, again at the Sugar Land store on Highway 6. One report indicated that this store has been the target of robbers over four times in the last several years. clothing and bodies. He went In each of the cases the store By LeaAnne Klentzman on to explain that the female has been robbed by men with Sunday evening, July 14, had cuts to her wrist.  During a guns demanding access to the about 6:30 pm, Sugar Land search of the male he was found safe; then ordering the staff to Police responded to suspicious to be in possession of brass the cooler. None of the cases circumstances behind a knuckles and a clear smoking have resulted in much bounty restaurant on Highway 6 near pipe, said Adolph.  according to authorities. Neither US 59.    Micah Stuhr, 32, of According to Sugar Land unincorporated Fort Bend Police spokesman Doug County, was arrested and Adolph, a motorist notified charged with possession police of a man and a woman of a prohibited weapon HIGH TIMEZ, continued from page 1 walking southbound on U.S. (brass knuckles) and was Highway 59 against traffic.  cited for possession of drug According to the report the paraphernalia. – and NO, it was NOT a “Star” newspaper!  We double as fish woman appeared to be crying.  The female, who was not wrap and birdcage liners NOT Adolph said when officers identified by authorities, located the pair they were in the admitted to having cut her wrist robbery tools!      2200 block of Highway 6 in a earlier in the day and wanted So there they were – the parking lot behind a brewhouse. medical attention. She was clerk and the crook – a Stand Adolph said both were covered taken to a local hospital for Off! The news print wielding in dried blood on both of their treatment. pistol-man 6’2”  weighing in at

PAGE 9

LEGALS

LEGALS

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS The City of Stafford, Texas intends to engage a planning firm to provide updates to its Comprehensive Development Plan. You are cordially invited to submit your Statement of Qualifications. The Statement of Qualifications must be submitted to the Office of the City Secretary at the Stafford City Hall, City of Stafford, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas no latter that 4:00 pm on August 8, 2013. A total of five (5) original copies of the Statement of Qualifications package must be submitted at this time.

Do you have an area business service such as remodeling, air conditioning, auto service, etc. that you would like to reach 51,000 homes in Fort Bend County and increase the growth of your business?

CALL DIANE AT

281-690-4210 FOR INFORMATION

018481

HHH NOW

HIRING • Apparel Sales • • Service Advisor • • Motorcycle Detailer • • Motorcycle Sales Associate • 018481

APPLY TODAY! Mellowson: 281-295-1000 ext 147 or send resumes mhayes@republichd.com

HHH

SHOWROOM SALES PROFESSIONAL ABOUT THE JOB: The qualified candidate for this position will have an extensive sales background preferably in the flooring industry (non- flooring experienced candidates will be considered based on previous job experience). The position requires experience in relationship building, strong communication, learning aptitude, and meeting sales objectives. REQUIREMENTS:

• Sales experience preferred in the retail industry and with high end products • Available to work store hours including Saturdays

COMPENSATION:

• Salary plus commission and bonus • Medical, Dental, and 401k after probationary period

SEND RESUME TO:

katysugarlandresumes@myflooringamerica.com

REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING

SALES CONSULTANT

The Request for Statement of Qualifications Package can be picked up from the City Engineer, City of Stafford, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, phone number 281-261-3920 or by e-mail to crussell@cityofstafford.com.

Fort Bend County’s leader in real estate advertising, The Fort Bend Star, is looking for a full-time advertising consultants to call on real estate professionals, builders and developers.

CITY OF STAFFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

If you have a real estate background, then this would be a unique position for you to capitalize on your knowledge. A retail advertising background would helpful as well to target this market niche.

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Stafford, Texas on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to The Vineyard Church, to allow the development of a sanctuary building to an existing Assembly Group A-3 Occupancy, specifically, a religious facility, on a 4.9867 acre tract of land located within the City in Zoning District MU, and further identified as being located at 5015 Grove West Boulevard. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Bonnie Baiamonte City Secretary

If you are looking for a rewarding career in the exciting field of advertising and marketing send us your resume! The Star is an independently owned, well established community newspaper. Experience is a plus, but not a must! You must have a willingness to deliver exceptional customer service and the desire to succeed. We offer a base salary plus commissions and bonuses based on results and provide all the tools you need to succeed.

If you are anxious to start your new career, please send your resume to:

Michael@FortBendStar.com


PAGE 10 H Wednesday, July 24, 2013

THE STAR

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

CLASSIADS

H

THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS

HOME IMPROVEMENT

"FAMILY OPERATED FOR GENERATIONS TO COME"

Driveway - Gates & Operators • Free Estimates

Painting • 281-261-1064 Master Licensed & Insured Licence # M18995

Quality

281-344-9212

14 yrs. exp.

ACE TILE

LEAVINGS CONCRETE CO.

AIR CONDITIONING • HEATING

• Patios • Stamped Concrete • Driveways • Concrete Pavers • Foundations • Breakout & Removal

FREE ESTIMATES

713-851-4337

FREE ESTIMATES

$25 OFF any repair

CALL MIKE AT CURRENT ELECTRIC • 832-758-0026 TECL #21168 • HMEL #175 • 21 YEARS

Bonded Insured for your protection

Expert Garage Door Repairs and Replacements

Call Luis Fuentes

We service ALL makes and models

713-298-8393

24/7 Same Day Service Nights, Holidays & Weekends

$100 OFF

Worry-Free 0% Financing

WWW.FORTBENDSTAR.COM

SERVICES

SERVICES

Think fine lines should be quoted – not appear on your face? A simple and effective daily program with TimeWise® skin care can help reduce the appearance of the lines and wrinkles. So skin looks firmer. And feels softer. Start looking younger now! Contact me to experience TimeWise for yourself. LISA B. LONG Independent Beauty Consultant www.MaryKay.com/LisaBLong

281-341-0496

TELEPHONE CLASSIADS H

T HE A DS T HAT G ET R ESULTS ! 1 line for 52 weeks - Only $299 Don't hesitate • Call 281-690-4203 today! ACCOUNTANTS/C.P.A.

REAL ESTATE

Jennifer Esch, CPA, Taxes, Bookkeeping & Payroll...................... 281-499-0093

MIKE MOORE - REALTOR Buy - Sell - Lease................................ 713-825-0654 WE BUY HOUSES - We Take Over Payments................................. 832-539-2260

CASUAL AIR & HEAT Honest service @ affordable prices.......281-498-3900 FRESH AIR HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Appliance Repair and Duct Cleaning..................................... 281-499-3511

ATTORNEY The Pinak Law Firm, 18 years exp., info@fortbendlegal.com............281-240-2355

SENIOR HOMECARE VISITING ANGELS 19901 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land . ....... 281-207-1259

TAX SERVICE Astral Book Keeping & Tax Service............................................. 281-277-8200

TELEPHONE / VOICE MAIL SYSTEM ProStar Communications "See the Power of Panasonic at Our Demo Center" .........................281-265-3500

AUTOMOTIVE SPORT PERFORMANCE AUTO PAINT & BODY ............................. 281-499-6601

BOAT/CAMPER / RV STORAGE Sugar Land Boat-RV Storage, W. Bellfort @ Burney.......................... 281-491-0196

FLOORS Harris Carpet/Floors Sales, Installation, & Cleaning.......... 713-723-0693

FOUNDATION REPAIR AMERICAN SERVICES, lifetime warranty, Since 1975.................. 713-782-2989

GARAGE DOORS Sears Garage Door Solutions, 24/7 service................................. 713-681-5465

HAIR SERVICES Discount Hair - Quality Services, License # 867700 .................. 713-471-5675

HOBBY SHOP The R.C. Hobby Shop .................................................................. 281-969-7751

HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS CONCEALED HANDGUN classes/camera syst. 24/7..................... 713-726-8444

INSTRUCTION PRIVATE SPANISH LESSONS ($25/hr) ..........................................281-980-2410

INSURANCE Farmers Insurance - auto, life, home, commercial ..................... 281-561-6000

PLUMBING ALAN'S PLUMBING REPAIRS, Lic./Ins. ........................................ 281-261-1064 AMERICAN SERVICES, MPL15997, BBB, Insured.......................... 713-782-2989 MIKE TIDWELL PLUMBING CO. M37825 Residential, Repairs & Service . ................................................. 281-980-6265

LAND & REMODELING CONTACT

PHILLIP ANDREWS

SugarLandRainGutters.com 713-204-4664

LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

Caskey Construction Services; CCS Home repairs, Flooring, Drywall, Fencing, Siding

No Job too Small Walter Caskey 832•361•0930

HOUSE PAINTERS & MORE, INC.

AFFORDABLE PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL

All Home Maintenance & Repairs

LIMITED TIME! CALL NOW!!

FREE ESTIMATES

832-660-3362 DOOR REFINISHING

SPECIAL

199

$

Frontside only 6’8 door. Work done onsite. We do not install new doors

HANDYMAN SERVICES Paint & Patch, lock changes, Bathroom, shower & tub repair & caulking, closet and garage organizers built, TV mounting, Any kind of installs you may need!

www.criticalairac.com TACLA021957E (Licensed & Insured) MNB ENTERPRISES LLC • DBA CRITICAL AIR

please call for free estimates

AFFORDABLE REFINISHERS

281-844-5255

SERVICES

Get wise to age-fighting.

AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING

• Great Prices • Rebates! • Financing • Warranties

Call 281-468-4250 anytime

Advertise with us online at

www.SearsGarageDoors.com

ADOPTION

TRANE ON SALE!

XR 16 SYSTEM

Min. $500 job

SUGAR RAIN GUTTERS

• Insured & Bonded • All Work Guaranteed • No Job Too Small • 24 Hr. Plumbing Service

www.smart-improvements.com

0% for 12 months with Sears card

ROLAA Adoption Services & Home Studies . .............................. 281-438-6588

Licensed & Insured MPL15997 713-782-2989

832-640-1261

Insured, References

281-797-6363 281-265-5311

Complete Plumbing Service

UNDERSLAB Plumbing Experts

Interior/Exterior Painting Carpentry • Sheetrock • Textures • Power Washing

“Serving All Houston and Surrounding Areas”

281-690-4280

Brick/Crack Repair • Mortar Match Leaning Walls / Columns Fireplace & Chimneys Sheetrock / Painting Pressure Wash All types of Flooring & Stonework

FORM & FUNCTION

FREE ESTIMATES

REMODELING

GET YOUR DOOR FIXED TODAY!

4655 Techniplex Dr., Ste. 600

• • • • • •

PAINTING

FOR A FREE ESTIMATE 713 466 4612 PLEASE CALL: Cell: 301 8584

Commercials I Presentations I Promotions

Restoration Services, LLC.

We Do it all for you w/warranty. 32 Years Experience. “Insured” Registered in Fort Bend & Harris County & Serving Sugar Land since 1999 Let us change the image & your living style. Free Estimate (or in House Consultant)

PLUMBING

INSURED FREE ESTIMATES

• Tree removal • Trimming • Pruning • Stump grinder • Full service landscaping • Lot cleaning

SERVICES

J.Q. Brick Repair &

REMODELING

www.asamerican.com

TACLB019260E

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Full service digital video production for businesses, organizations and professionals

Call TODAY for FREE ESTIMATE 281-898-0154  Eddie Allum

ELECTRICAL REPAIRS AND INSTALLATIONS

Painting Sheet Rock Repair Fence Staining

Insured Free Estimates References Since 1981

Quality Work • Supervised Crews

MEDINA TREE SERVICE • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Digital

“Where Quality Counts”

Carpet • Painting • Remodeling • Ceramic Marble • Wood Flooring • Pressure Washing Laminate Wood Flooring • Granite Slab Countertops

281-492-3450

HOME IMPROVEMENT

• Kitchen • Bath • Floor • Cabinets • Deck • Patios & Covering • Siding • Masonry • Glass Block • Windows • Int., Ext. • Painting

Painting by Tod

Licensed & Insured TACLA002487E

HOME IMPROVEMENT

From Concept, Draw, to Permits & Completion Any Addition, Renovation & Customized

LIFETIME WARRANTY LATTICE PATIO COVERS

713-542-4111

STUDIOS

Pressure Washing

Sheetrock Repair

myACandHEAT.com

Quality Work • Supervised Crews

STAR

Interior and Exterior

Painting • Sheetrock • Repairs

“We Replace Rotten Wood”

SERVICES

281-499-3511

713.542.4111

Your Total Home Solution 281•788•9256 www.homeservicesco.net

HOME IMPROVEMENT

(281) 265-7134

281-642-1992  Free Estimates

• Remodeling • Construction • Kitchen/Bath • Design/New-Build • Patio/Gazebo • Resale Preparation • Flooring/Roofing • Home Realtor Srvc

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Tod Griffin

Frank Garza, owner

HOME SERVICES COMPANY

CALL US AT 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250

Serving Ft. Bend 31 years • Complete systems and service of all brands

Bo & Innsuded red

Hardie Plank Siding • Pressure Washing Roofing • Remodeling • Carpentry Fence/Fence Repair

832-618-2372 • 281-403-3358

713.681.5465

PROBLEMS?

H

Call us today and in most cases we will have your house cool TODAY!

Sheetrock • Repairs

ction Satisfanteed Guara

Pressure Washing Faux Finishes Special Textures

WORKS by Rob

Air Conditioning

House Painters Plus 322 Present St. • Stafford • Supervised WorkInterior/Exterior Crews Painting

BY MARK LANGFORD

Sheetrock Repairs Carpentry Paint Int. & Ext.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

IRON FENCE REPAIR • IRON FENCE REPAIR

PAINTING & HOME REPAIRS

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Ornamental713.542.4111 Iron Fence • IRON FENCE REPAIR •

"A Complete Plumbing Service"

• IRON FENCE REPAIR •

IRON FENCE REPAIR • IRON FENCE REPAIR

ALAN'S PLUMBING

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Do you have an area business service such as remodeling, air conditioning, auto service, etc. that you would like to reach 51,000 homes in Fort Bend County and increase the growth of your business?

• CLASSIFIED • CLASSIFIED • TUTOR

INSTRUCTIONS

MATH/COMPUTER TUTOR - Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics. Bill Stewart. BSEE 281-3411582.>+

HHH

TUTOR

TUTOR

GARAGE SALE

Call

Sharon

for help with your housekeeping

281-924-4563

Raise Your TOEFL Score!

References available

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE English & TOEFL Classes • English Express

Tel. 713 337 3775 www.englexpress.com SERVICES

SERVICES

ALL ABOUT CLUTTER

Need

your home or office organized? SHARON WAGNER, Professional Organizer One free hour of consultation

sharontheorganizer@yahoo.com 281-235-6323

Be’Be’ Visage’

10 Step Facial $80 with Enzyme Peel, LED Light Therapy

50% off first facial

www.bebevisage.com for details 281-969-8266

CHARLTON’S BODY REPAIR

Serving Fort Bend County since 1957

• AUTOS, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC • DETAILING VEHICLES + RV’s

281-499-1126 www.CharltonsBodyRepair.com

MISCELLANEOUS

CLEANING

New rices rP w Lo e

MISCELLANEOUS

MOONWALK RENTAL 832-563-0523 IZAM’S TREASURES

PSYCHIC “readings by Tammy” Call for appointment

281-232-4436

MOVING - 415 VENICE ST., (Brookside/ Belknap), Sugar Land, Fri. - Sat., July 26 - 27, 8am - 3pm, antiques, chairs, furniture, plants, clothing. CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS ANNUAL SALE, Thurs. 7/25, 6-9pm, Friday 7/26, 9am - 8pm, Saturday 7/27, 9am - noon. St. Theresa Catholic Church Community Center, 705 St. Theresa Blvd., Sugar Land. Household, holiday items, linens, toys, books, furniture, outdoor & sports equipment, adult & children’s clothing, shoes, and much more. HUGE MULTI-FAMILY, 171 SOUTH HALL DR., off Brooks St., old Sugar Land, Fri. & Sat., July 26 27, we have what you need; toys, books, musical instruments, household items, jewelry, electronics, gift items, pewter, tools, much more. ESTATE SALE ESTATE SALE, 814 BEL MAR, Venetian Estates, Sugar Land, 77478, Thur. - Sat., July 25 - 27th, 9 - 4; 45 years of living, all vintage collectables, Industrial, Mid-century, 1960s furniture, garage full. FOR SALE

4014 FOREST TEAL CT., Fresno, TX 77545, 7am - 12pm, furniture, baby bed, stroller w/car seat, high chair, baby monitor, air compressor, Nintendo DS, printer, toys, and lots more! ELDER CARE INDIVIDUAL OFFERING SENIOR HOME HEALTH CARE, cook meals, make errands, help with doctor visits. References provided, 281-851-8162.

HHH LOST PET

GARAGE SALE 9703 OLD CREST, Stafford, 77477, Fri. & Sat., July 26-27, 8-6, EVERYTHING MUST GO!! Furniture, kitchen ware, adult & kids clothes, baby bed, Little Tykes, much more. 10746 COBBLECREEK WAY, Missouri City (Sienna Plantation) on Saturday July 27th at 7:30 - 11:30. Dishes, clothes, small furniture, and exercise equipment.

HHH LOST PET

LOST

This is Panda, 3 yrs, Female, Black Long hair, red collar, and sweet. Lost in Quail Valley Cottage area on Wednesday eve, May 15. Please call

281.787.0828

if seen or found. Family is missing her.

VACATIONS

VACATIONS

New Braunfels - Guadalupe RIVERFRONT on River Rd. (outside New Braunfels city limits)

First-class riverfront duplex on River Rd. Minutes to Schlitterbaun or tube the Guadalupe. Also convenient to Fiesta Texas, Sea World, Gruene Hall , Natural Bridge Cavern and Canyon Lake.

2 units available - Each unit sleeps 8

Call Diane at 281-690-4210 for information

GARAGE SALE

www.fortbendstar.com

See pictures and rates at www.RioRatonDuplex.com and e-mail your dates from web page

832-788-2294


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

H

THE CLASSIFIED ADS THAT GET RESULTS

CLASSIADS

H AREA BUSINESS DIRECTORY H PLUMBING

VACATION

New Braunfels - Guadalupe RIVERFRONT on River Rd. (outside New Braunfels city limits)

First-class riverfront duplex on River Rd.

MIKE TIDWELL MASTER PLUMBER #M37825 LICENSED • INSURED

Minutes to Schlitterbaun or tube the Guadalupe. Also convenient to Fiesta Texas, Sea World, Gruene Hall , Natural Bridge Cavern and Canyon Lake.

281.980.6265

2 units available - Each unit sleeps 8

RESIDENTIAL • REPAIRS • SERVICE

See pictures and rates at www.RioRatonDuplex.com and e-mail your dates from web page

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 H

832-788-2294

H FOR SALE H GARAGE SALE / FOR SALE / CHILD CARE, etc. line ads deadline is Monday at 3pm for this week’s paper. Call Denise 281-690-4200. Only $10 for 20 words or less. Each additional word is 50¢/word.

ADVERTISE YOUR FOR LEASE OR FOR SALE DEADLINE IS 3PM ON MONDAY CALL: 281-690-4200

READ THE STAR ONLINE AT WWW.FORTBENDSTAR.COM

H

PAGE 11

CALL US AT 281-690-4200 • Fax: 281-690-4250

Do you have an area business service such as remodeling, air conditioning, auto service, etc. that you would like to reach 51,000 homes in Fort Bend County and increase the growth of your business? CALL DIANE AT

281-690-4210 for more info

H REAL ESTATE H ACCESS PHOTOS & INFORMATION on Over 800 homes currently for sale in the Sugar Land/ Missouri City areas from the privacy of your home.

www.tdecurealestate.org compliments of

No. 1 Money Saving Tip For These Economic Times:

Read THE STAR It’s FREE!

State and Nationwide Classified Ads Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following 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.s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.

ADOPTION ADOPTION

comeLegit.com ***

IS ADOPTION RIGHT FOR YOU? Open or closed adoption. YOU choose the family. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. Call 24/7. 866-4136296. Void in Illinois/New Mexico/ Indiana ***

CABLE TV CABLE TV

ADOPTION ADOPTION

IS ADOPTION RIGHT FOR YOU? Open or closed adoption. YOU choose the family. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. Call 24/7. 866-413-6296. Florida Agency #100021542 Void in Illinois/New Mexico/Indiana ***

AUTOS AUTO’S WANTED WANTED

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We’re Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888416-2330 ***

AUTOMOBILES AUTOMOBILES

$18/MONTH Auto Insurance Instant Quote – ANY Credit Type Accepted We Find You the BEST Rates In Your Area. Call 1- 800-8448162 now! *** AUTOS WANTED AUTOS WANTED

GET CASH TODAY for any car/ truck. I will buy your car today. Any Condition. Call 1-800-864-5796 or www.carbuyguy. com ***

BUSINESS OPPS BUSINESS OPPS

$1000 DAILY PART TIME! $3000 Daily Full Time Possible! Proven Automated System. NO Exp. Needed. Start Today! 310-341-4184 Visit: www.CommissionsWeLove. com *** MAKE UP TO THOUSANDS Weekly Working At Home! 100% FREE To Join - NO Cost! Call NOW! 1-800-495-5132; w w w. H o m e I n -

BUNDLE & SAVE on your CABLE, INTERNET PHONE, AND MORE. High Speed Internet starting at less than $20/mo. CALL NOW! 800291-4159 *** HEALTH/MEDICAL HEALTH /MEDICAL #1 SELLER! of Viagra and Cialis Only $99.00! 100 mg and 20 mg 40 +4 free. Most Trusted, discreet and Save $500 NOW! 1- 800-7968870 *** HELP HELPWANTED WANTED

HELP WANTED!!! $575/WEEKLY Potential MAILING BROCHURES / ASSEMBLING Products At Home - Online DATA ENTRY Positions Available. MYSTERY SHOPPERS Needed $150/Day. www.HiringLocalWorkers.com *** MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS **OLD GUITARS WANTED! ** Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker. Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/ Banjos. 1920’s thru 1980’s. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-4010440 *** CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/ Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800864-5960 *** GUARANTEED INCOME For Your Retirement Avoid market risk & get guaranteed income in retirement! CALL for FREE copy of our SAFE MONEY GUIDE Plus Annuity Quotes from ARated companies! 800-940-4358 *** MEET SINGLES NOW! No paid operators, just people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages, connect live. FREE trial. Call 1-877737-9447 *** ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – A worldwide network of inspired individuals who improve communities. Find information or locate your local club at www. rotary.org. Brought to you by your free community paper and PaperChain. *** #1 TRUSTED SELLER! Viagra and Cialis Only

$99.00! 100 mg and 20 mg, 40 +4 free. Most trusted, discreet and Save $500 NOW! 1-800213-6202 *** MOTORCYCLES MOTORCYCLES WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967- 1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KX1000MKII, A1-250, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 SUZUKI GS400, GT380, GT750, Honda CB750 (1969,1970) CASH. FREE PICKUP. 1-800-772-1142, 1-310-721-0726 usa@classicrunners.com ***

SATELLITE TV SATELLITE TV

*REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL!* 4-Room All-Digital Satellite system installed FREE!!! Programming starting at $19.99/ mo. FREE HD/DVR Upgrade new callers, 1-866-9398199 *** TV/PHONE TV/PHONE DIRECTV, Internet, & Phone From $69.99/mo + Free 3 Months: HBO® Starz® SHOWTIME® CINEMAX®+ FREE GENIE 4 Room Upgrade + NFL SUNDAY TICKET! Limited offer. Call Now 888-2485961 *** MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS

$14.99 SATELLITE TV. Includes free installation. High speed internet for less than $.50 a day. Low cost guarantee. Call today (877) 803-8837 ** CALL TODAY! DIRECTV Packages start as low as $29.99/month. Authorized DirecTV Dealer! Se Habla Espanol. High speed internet for less than $.50 a day. Satellite Express 866-2347675 ** MISCELLANEOUS

CANADA DRUG CENTER is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call Today 800-317-6360 for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. **

HHH

SAVE ON CABLE TV-Internet-Digital-Phone-Satellite. You’ve Got A Choice. Options from ALL major providers. Call us to learn more! CALL Today. 877857-2102 ** SAVE $$$ on AUTO INSURANCE from the major names you know and trust. No forms. No hassles. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! CALL 1-877-6106073 ** CAREER CAREERTRAINING TRAINING

AIRLINE CAREERS begin here-Get FAA approved Maintenance training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance Houston 877-8464155 or Dallas 888-896-8006 ** TV/ELECTRONICS TV/ELECTRONICS

DISH TV RETAILER. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12-mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/ month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL - 800-4920074 ** DIRECTV - Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple Savings! $636.00 in Savings. Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today 1-800-395-0787 **

brochuremailers. com ** TEXAS ONLYMAKE 4000k a week Dry van-50% drop and hook, off weekends, dedicated lanes, paper logs-no computers in trucks -877290-9492 ** PERSONAL PERSONAL

MEET SINGLES RIGHT NOW! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now: 1-800-319-9484 ** REAL REAL ESTATE ESTATE

20 ACRES FREE! Buy40-Get 60 Acres. $0-Down $198/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS Beautiful Views. Roads/ Surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-800-8437537 www.texaslandbuys.com **

RVS SALE RVS FOR FOR SALE

REPOS SEVERAL TRAVEL TRAILERS & FIFTH WHEELS CALL TODAY 866.813.2770 ** HELPWANTED WANTED HELP S U R R O G AT E MOTHERS needed! Earn up to $32,000. Women Needed. 21-43, non-smokers, w/ healthy pregnancy history. Call 1-888363-9457 or www. reproductivepossibilities.com ** HELP WANTED!! Make up to $1000 A Week Mailing Brochures from Home! Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Required. Start Immediately! www.

EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT *

$18/MONTH AUTO INSURANCE - Instant Quote - Any Credit Type Accepted Get the Best Rates In Your Area. Call (877) 958-7003 Now * HEALTH&&FITNESS FITNESS* HEALTH

VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 Pills + 10 FREE. SPECIAL $95.00 100% guaranteed. Fast Shipping! CALL NOW! 1-855-781-4902 * VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs $80. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 888836-0780 or metromeds.net * INSURANCE* INSURANCE

CHEAP AUTO INSURANCE! Short

On Cash for Down Payment? Canceled? Points? We Work With You! CALL NOW for FREE Quote! 800231-3603 www. cheap-auto-insurance.com * MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS *

DISH TV RETAILER-SAVE! Starting $19.99/month (for 12 months.) FREE Premium Movie Channels. FREE Equipment, Installation & Activation. CALL, COMPARE LOCAL DEALS! 1-800-309-1452 * MEET SINGLES RIGHT NOW! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-909-9905 *

Get the Best Rates In Your Area. Call (800) 317-3873 Now * CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800864-5784 * REAL ESTATE ESTATE* REAL

$18/MONTH AUTO INSURANCE - Instant Quote - Any Credit Type Accepted Get the Best Rates In Your Area. Call (877) 958-6972 Now *

HHH

WANTED TO * WANTED TOBUY BUY WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 * CASH PAID - up to $28/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAY PAYMENT. 1-800371-1136 *

ADVERTISE YOUR FOR LEASE OR FOR SALE DEADLINE IS 3PM ON MONDAY CALL 281-690-4200

EMPLOYMENT AND REAL ESTATE LINE ADS are $15 for 20 words or less. Each additional word is 75¢/word. Call Diane 281-690-4210.

HHH

$18/MONTH AUTO INSURANCE - Instant Quote - Any Credit Type Accepted -

Full Time Advertising

ADOPTION* ADOPTION

IS ADOPTION RIGHT FOR YOU? Choose your family. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. One True Gift Adoptions. Call 24/7. 866-4136292. Void in Illinois/New Mexico/ Indiana *

AUTOS WANTED AUTOS WANTED

CA$H FOR CARS/ TRUCKS: Get a Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not. Damaged? Wrecked? OK! We Pay Up To $20,000! Call Toll Free: 1-888-4162207 **

gramming starting at $19.99. Call NOW 800-7251865 *

AUTOMOTIVE * AUTOMOBILES BLOWN HEADGASKET? Any vehicle repair yourself. State of the art 2-Component chemical process. Specializing in Cadillac Northstar Overheating. 100% guaranteed. 1-866-780-9038 www.RXHP.com * $18/MONTH AUTO INSURANCE - Instant Quote - Any Credit Type Accepted Get the Best Rates In Your Area. Call (800) 869-8573 Now * AUTOS WANTED AUTOS WANTED *

TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951 * ELECTRONICS ELECTRONICS* LOWER THAT CABLE BILL!! Get Satellite TV today! FREE System, installation and HD/ DVR upgrade. Pro-

Sales Consultant Fort Bend County’s largest circulated newspaper, The Fort Bend Star, is looking for two outside advertising consultants.

If you are looking for a rewarding career in the exciting field of advertising and marketing send us your resume! The Star is an independently owned, well established community newspaper. Experience is a plus, but not a must! Requirements include the ability to knock on doors and educate local businesses on the benefits of advertising in their community newspaper. You must have a willingness to deliver exceptional customer service and the desire to succeed.

We offer excellent compensation and training and provide all the tools you need to succeed along with friendly office to work.

IF YOU ARE ANXIOUS TO START YOUR NEW CAREER, PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME TO:

Michael@FortBendStar.com


PAGE 12 H Wednesday, July 24, 2013

THE STAR

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

Rosenberg's "secret" park growing into science & nature haven was filled June 30.  One hundred fifty species of birds have been identified at the park in the last two years including some that are rare for Fort Bend County like green kingfishers, bobwhite quail, and black-necked stilts. This past spring, four Coopers hawks hatched but only three survived. 

By Betsy Dolan

In the movie "The Big Year", birders travel all over the world competing to capture the most bird sightings in 365 days.  Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, may soon be the "go-to" spot for those looking to get a head start on their Big Year since the wetlands lake

The park, near the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, has been quietly undergoing a metamorphosis thanks to sweat equity from the Texas Master Naturalists, a volunteer arm of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and funding from the Rosenberg Development Council.  The goal is to create a nature park that not only

allows residents the chance to be outdoors but also provides learning opportunities and wildlife viewing. The concept has been slow to take root.  The city first acquired the 368 acres in 1993 and built the Rosenberg Civic Center and a sports complex.  The lake and other infrastructure was funded

Carol Pawelek and Karl Baumgartner, Texas Master Naturalists with the Coastal Prairie Chapter, enjoy the view from the Wetlands ecosystem at Seabourne Creek Park in Rosenberg. by a grant from the Texas Department of Wildlife in 1994 but the majority of the 164acre park site languished for 15-years.  The Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists, became involved in 2009 when the City of Rosenberg decided to commit to a 20-year vision for the park. Since then over 200 trees have been planted, walking trails have been established, picnic areas built with help from local Scout troops, nonnative plant species are being replaced by native ones, a butterfly garden was planted, signs erected and the wetlands pond was finally filled with water in time for this fall's migration. "The first time around the pond was improperly constructed and never held water," Karl Baumgartner with the Texas Master Naturalists said.  "We experimented with layering the pond with black clay from the prairie eco-system and the pond finally held water." With the completion of the wetlands pond, the park now has four eco-systems including a lake, a wooded area, a 20-acre natural prairie and the wetlands.  There are also plans to build a Nature Center on the site as part of a bond referendum this fall. Baumgartner hopes that in time school groups will visit the park and he is optimistic

it will be included on the Gulf Coast birding trail. "The potential here is unbelievable," Baumgartner said.  "We have this huge area with a very diverse habitat in an urban setting. The opportunity to experience nature close to home is such an asset for Southwest Houston."

The Fort Bend Star 4655 Techniplex Dr., Ste. 300 Stafford, TX 77477

281-690-4200 FAX • 281-690-4250 e-mail: starnews@fortbendstar.com www.fortbendstar.com

PUBLISHER EMERITUS Beverly Carter PUBLISHER Michael Fredrickson EDITOR Jean Sandlin ACCOUNTING Lisa Long RECEPTIONIST Denise Monroe REPORTERS LeaAnne Klentzman Elsa Maxey Betsy Dolan Karen Daniels ADVERTISING SALES Diane Strehl PRODUCTION MANAGER Joey Belleza GRAPHICS / WEB DESIGN Jan Carlo Arcillas DEADLINES

www.fortbendstar.com

Classified deadline is Monday 5pm. Retail deadline is Wednesday at 3pm. The Star is delivered Wednesday to over 48,000 homes and businesses throughout Fort Bend County. Send signed letters to the editor with daytime phone number to the above address, or e-mail to starnews@fortbendstar.com.

R&S Water Service

We Sell, Service and Install water softeners and reverse osmosis systems.

281-416-9353

4.5 Hours - $745

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FORT BEND COUNTY BUSINESSES!

3 hours unlimited photos 1 hour of setup time 30 minutes to breakdown time prints on the spot double 2x6 / single 4x6 choice of backdrop custom logo prop box on-site attendant online gallery free digital downloads cd with all photos

L SPECIA SALE $695

funpix.us • 713.397.1780 • info@funpix.us

Have us at your next event or party and use the photo as party favors for your guests

think outside the box!

rswaterservice.com

I can help you make sure your coverage is up-to-date. Call me today.

(281) 242 3222 JANE PENAN SPELLMAN, CIC, AD SPACE LUTCF

HERE

101 Southwestern Blvd. Suite #135 SUGAR LAND janespellman@allstate.com

Insurance subject to availability and qualifications.Allstate County Mutual Insurance Company, Irving, Texas. © 2009 Allstate Insurance Company.

Ann Sill - Director

School for Little Children Established 1969

Registration for the 2013 -2014 school year begins March 1. “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.”

Ages: 6 months to 4 years, and 5 year old Bridge Program

431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 281/242-KIDS (5437) / www.schoolforlittlechildren.com Located at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church Accredited by National Accreditation Commission

Phone 281-499-2600

Jenta Rose Frick 713-865-6229

www.wahugreen4life.com

Kid’s Eat FREE

Fax 281-499-6556

Elissa R. Wedemyer, O.D.

FCOVD NANCY BENIVETTES

Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Therapeutic/Development Optometrist Visual Perceptual / Binocular Therapy Treatment of Eye Infections

FAAO

6026 Highway 6 Missouri City, TX 77459 www.DrWedemeyer.com

Every Tuesday after 5pm!

(With Adult Entree purchase)

3434 FM& 1092 (Murphy Road) main glass mirror Missouri City, TX 77459

BUSINESS HOURS: Daily 11am - 10pm

281-261-0383 www.theblackeyedpea.com

Ann Moody Sill Dance Studio AD SPACE HERE Offering the Finest in Dance Education Since 1971

11110 S. Highway 6 Sugar Land, TX 77498

(281) 498-8270 (281) 498-8271 Fax

www.amsds.com

STAR Digital

ELSA MAXEY STUDIOS Executive Producer ERNA HAY 713-894-4849 4655 Techniplex Drive, Suite 600 | Stafford, TX 77477 elsamaxey@starvideoproductions.com www.starvideoproductions.com


See us online www.FortBendStar.com

THE STAR

Methodist hospitals setting themselves apart with new name change Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has a new name.. Effectively immediately, Fort Bend’s leading health care institution is now known as Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The Methodist system, now Houston Methodist, changed its name to differentiate its hospitals from approximately 80 other Methodist hospitals across the country. “The quality of Methodist’s

medical care and our compassionate culture give us a unique identity, one that has significant strength both in Houston and in Fort Bend,” says Houston Methodist Sugar Land CEO, Chris Siebenaler. “This new approach helps solidify our connection to Houston and to the legacy of excellence at The Methodist Hospital, now known as Houston Methodist Hospital. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is proud to be a part of

this history and we’re excited about carrying the new brand forward.” The new names of the four community hospitals will now be: • Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital • Houston Methodist West Hospital • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital • Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital

"While there are many other Methodist hospitals across the country this new name will establish, quickly and permanently, the fact that Houston Methodist is indeed the only one … the one that is leading medicine, and the one that is becoming a national presence," said Marc Boom, M.D., president and CEO of Houston Methodist.

Sugar Land Sharks Swim Team finish season with a 6-0 The Sugar Land Sharks (www.SugarLandSharks.org), Sugar Land's first summer swim team (the Lions, and the Kempner family provided the city pool back in 1967!) has finished their 2013 season 6-0! Amazing for a small-town team that keeps on going. The Sugar Land Sharks Swim Team has a long and rich history of serving the recreational needs of the youth of Sugar Land. For more than 40 years, their home has been the City of Sugar Land pool, located in the City Park near the corner of Main and 7th Streets. The pool was originally constructed in 1967. The Sugar Land Lions Club and Imperial Sugar Company’s Kempner Foundation raised the $35,000 needed to construct a 50-meter

by 50-yard Olympic-size pool. A swim team was formed shortly thereafter; that team has been in continuous operation ever since, and today is known as the Sugar Land Sharks. The Sugar Land Sharks was one of the charter members of the Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League, along with the Quail Valley Dolphins, the Sugar Creek Gators, and the Maplewood Marlins. The League was formed in 1973 to consolidate the many community and subdivision swim teams in the southwest Houston area, to standardize team rules, and formalize competition between teams. The Sharks have always been proud to offer participation on the team to all Sugar Land residents, not just

club members or residents of a particular neighborhood. The team is grateful for decades of sponsorship and support from the Sugar Land Lions Club. Ask any team member what makes the Sharks special and you are likely to hear the words

“summer family”. Multiple generations have enjoyed a sense of community with the team and have made lifelong friendships around the “Shark Pool”. They now have a number of children of former Sharks swimming for the team.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 H

PAGE 13

SERVING SUGAR LAND & ALL SURROUNDING AREAS NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2013 -2014 SCHOOL YEAR Ages 6 months to 4 years 5 year old, Bridge Program

Established 1969

Accredited by National Accreditation Commission School Hours:

8:30am - 2:00pm

431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 281/242-KIDS (5437) • www.schoolforlittlechildren.com Located at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church

Member of Collaborative for Children

Specimen of Notice of Loss of Share Certificates

Kem-Tron Technologies Private Limited Regd. Office: B-2/15 BIDC Alembic Road Gorwa Vadodara - 390016 India

NOTICE is hereby given that the following Share Certificates issued by the Company are stated to have been lost or misplaced or stolen, and the registered holder thereof, Kem-Tron Technologies, Inc. 10050 Cash Road, Stafford, Texas 77477, has applied to the Company for the issue of Duplicate Share Certificates. No. of Shares

Certificate Nos

Distinctive Nos From To

50,000

3

010001 to 060000

50,000

4

060001 to 110000

50,000

5

110001 to 160000

50,000

6

160001 to 210000

50,000

7

210001 to 260000

50,000

8

260001 to 310000

50,000

9

310001 to 360000

50,000

10

360001 to 410000

50,000

11

410001 to 460000

40,000

12

460001 to 500000

The public is hereby warned against purchasing or dealing in any way with the above Share Certificates. Any person(s) who has any claims in respect of the said Share Certificates should lodge such claims in writing with the Company at its registered office at the address given above within 15 days of publication of this notice, after which no claim will be entertained and the Company will proceed to issue duplicate Share Certificates. B-2/15 B.I..D.C ESTATE, GORWA, VADODARA-390023 INDIA July 24, 2013 For Kem-Tron Technologies Pvt. Ltd. - Prashant Mehta, Director

FORT BEND

’S

EK E W S I H T

community calendar of events

January 2012 February 2012 April 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 January sure thank businesses sponsoring these community, club and charity weekly2012 happenings 2012 February 2012 April 2012Be April 2012toMay 2012these June 2012 July 2012 for August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 Ma2012 EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO MAKE2012 SUREOctober EVERY2012 NON-PROFIT GETS PUBLISHED THE2012 WEEK PRIOR2012 TO YOUR EVENT April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September November EVENT 2012 December 2012 January February April 2012 April Email to: starnews@fortbendstar.com or mail: Fort Bend Star • 4655 Techniplex Dr., Stafford, Texas 77477

Editor’s note: Fort Bend Community Calendar are for non-profit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s”: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. e-mail: StarNews@FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477.

DR. SATHYADEVI SISTA, M.D. 15200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 301 • Sugar Land, TX 77478

281-242-3737

• Family Practice • Primary Care Physician • Now Accepting New Patients! • Same Day Appointments Available. All Insurances Accepted • Cash - Credit • Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

yogamixstudio

REGISTER NOW

• Gently Stretch Yourself to Health • Classes Offered In Yoga, Tai Chi & Zumba • All Levels Welcomed • Call or E-mail for Calss Schedule & Rates yogamixstudio@gmail.com or visit www.YogaMixStudio.com

281.969.8175

2519 Cartwright Road • Missouri City 77459

yogamixstudio

CHOOSE SUCCESS. CHOOSE UH SUGAR LAND UNIVERSIT Y of HOUSTON | SUGAR LAND www.sugarland.uh.edu/fbstar

99¢ MIMOSAS

SUNDAY BRUNCH 8502 FM 359 Fulshear, TX 77441

281.533.0099 www.raysgrill.com

9903 South Highway 6 “ You don’t have to Sell your Gold or Silver, use it as collateral” Sugar Land “ Get a Quick Cash Loan here, We charge Less interest!” 281-498-4770 “Selling gold or silver? Get a Free Quote from us before you do!”

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY JULY 24/25

“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.

FRIDAY, JULY 26

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!

SATURDAY, JULY 27

Opry on the Square Come out to the Plaza, in Sugar Land Town Square, Saturday, July 27, 7:309:30 p.m. and enjoy country favorites that will appeal to all generations of country music fans! For more information, visit www.OpryOnTheSquare. com! Walk-in legal aid clinic Fort Bend Lawyer Cares offers thisWalk-in legal aid clinic July 27, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., Calvary Episcopal Church, in the Parish Hall 806 Thompson Road, Richmond. Open to all low-income residents of Fort Bend County with civil legal questions including: Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Adult Guardianship, Adoption, Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Credit Issues, and Wills & Probate. To pre-qualify, please call 281-2390015. Veterans seeking assistance may contact: margie@fortbendlawyersCARE.org Free legal aid Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) offers free legal aid at Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, in the Parish Hall to low-income Fort Bend County residents, Saturday, July 27, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. This legal-aid clinic is open to qualified low-income residents of

Fort Bend County with civil legal questions. Veterans who are low-income Fort Bend County residents are especially encouraged to attend this legal aid event. Call FBLC at 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify for this service. Second Chance Learn how to clean your record at this free seminar Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m..- 2 p.m., Justice of the Peace 2, 303 Texas Parkway, Suite 107, Missouri City.. Sponsored by Ft. Bend Criminal Defense Attorneys, Com. Grady Prestage, Judge Joel CLouser, Sr.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Saturday with the Master Gardeners Join the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ on Saturday, August 3rd and talk to the MG volunteers who design and maintain them. Park in front of the Agriculture Center at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg.. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building. Gardens will be open from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on August 3rd. Attend an informal garden talk on Shade Gardening which starts at 9:30 in the Japanese Garden, a shady retreat. Call 281-341-7068 or visit www.fbmg.com for more information. Incoming Texas Tech Raiders Come out Saturday, August 3, for the Texas Tech Parent’s Assoc. – Southwest Houston Chapter Send Off. Students and parents get to meet other local Red Raiders and parents before heading up to Lubbock and begin the next four exciting years! They will have snacks, games, and prizes for TTU students as well as informational program and prizes for parents! For details and RSVP information email Donna at southwesthouston@ texastechparents.org. They hope to see you there Fishers of Men Lutheran Church. 2011 Austin Pkwy., Sugar Land, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Back to School Health Fair Access Health “Community Operation” Back to School health Fair, Saturday, August 3, AccessHealth Missouri City Clinic, Fort Bend Co. Annex, 9 a.m. – noon, 307 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Free backpacks, school supplies, free vision screening, free dental screenings, free immunizations, free food & activities. Info? 281-403-8004. Bargain Book Sale Join the First Colony Friends of the Library Saturday, Aug. 3, 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. at the monthly book sale at First Colony Library (2121 Austin Parkway). Most items $1 or less. Proceeds benefit the library and its programs especially the summer reading program.

ONGOING

Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com. 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 Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, from 9-11 a.m. July 5, 12, 19. 26 . Join us each Friday morning for Fitness in the Plaza featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10-11 a.m. Beat the heat at Gattitown Beat the heat at Gattitown with indoor Laser Tag, Go Karts and much more. Plus enjoy Gatti’s signature pizza buffet for just $3.99 (plus $1.89 bottomless drinks), Monday – Thursday all summer long.Great for groups & birthdays. Recovers is Posible Bring Everyone in the Zone peer group are offered the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., United Way Bldg., 10435 Greenbough Dr. Stafford. For more info 409-550-0538 or www.recovery-is-possible.com. 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

GET YOUR DOOR FIXED TODAY! “Serving All Houston and Surrounding Areas”

Expert Garage Door Repairs and Replacements We service ALL makes and models

24/7 Same Day Service Nights, Holidays & Weekends

713.681.5465

www.SearsGarageDoors.com

Worry-Free 0% Financing

0% for 12 months with Sears card

4.5 Hours = $745

L

SPECIAE L

SA Book Us Today! $695 Online: funpix.us Call us: 713.397.1780 Email: info@funpix.us Perfect any event: Weddings, Birthdays or Anniversary parties + Corporate Events

Gold & Silver Refinery 281.313.9999 www.kkbgoldrefinery.com

No one can pay higher than us! Paying up to 98.5% of the market value for your gold and silver.

3599 Highway 6 Sugar Land, Texas 77478 (By Kroger at Settler’s Way)

• Close to Home • Flexible Hours • Career Goals Achieved Award winning workforce programs to help you land the job of your dreams!

SOUTHWEST

Visit us at southwest.hccs.edu

4655 Techniplex Dr., Stafford, Texas 77477

281-690-4200 • www.fortbendstar.com call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@reichekfinancial.com. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-2774989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com

UPCOMING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

29th Annual Commercial Heifer Sale Fort Bend County Fair 29th Annual Commercial Heifer sale will be held Saturday, September 28, Beef Cattle Clinic registration 9:00 a.m.; Beef Cattle Clinic 9:30 a.m.; Commercial Heifer Viewing 11:00 a.m.; Heifer Auction Reception 12:00 Noon; Sale begins at 1:00 p.m.; Heifer to be picked up Sunday, Sept 29, 8:30 am – 10 am.


PAGE 14 H Wednesday, July 24, 2013

THE STAR

See us online www.FortBendStar.com

H S T A R P E O P L E H S T A R P E O P L E H S T A R P E O P L E H by B.K. Carter

SPECIAL FEATURES SEPTEMBER 2013 FORT BEND / KATY BUSINESS JOURNAL FALL BANKING & FINANCE The Banking and Finance industry is changing rapidly. Let us know how you can improve Fort Bend County.

Sienna Spikes finish 2nd at Nations SW Regional World Series The 9U boys from the Spikes Baseball Club finish as runner up in the SW Regional World Series in Spring, Tx. They battled to force a second game in a double elimination format but their 13th game in 5 days and 4th on Friday caught up with them. After beating the Woodland Driller 16-4, they lost the second of a tough series to the Woodlands team. The family and coaches are very proud of these boys, battling through adversity

and injuries. What a great 2013 season!! 4 Championships and 2 runners up!! The team would like to thank the following sponsors for all their support; Parks & Associates, Title Boxing Club, Markham Development LLC, Boyar Miller, Gee Eye Care, Dr. Don Schaffer, VillalonCallis Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Texas Direct Auto, Little Smiles of Sienna and Plantation Dental.

GOLF COURSES The one sport that you can enjoy all the way through your later years in life. Fort Bend is blessed with so many choices. This is your opportunity to shine.

Pictured are: Back row; Coach Harlan Vossos and son Justin, Coach Karl Baron, Cole Karnowski, Jaydn Whitsitt, Coach Trace Werner, Andre Davis, Coach Ryan Karnowski and Zach Zost. Bottom Row; Coach Tom Pepe and son Nic, Peyton Vossos, Kade Baron, Jackson Cormier, Josh Werner, and Cameron Henry.

Meadows Mayhem off to Burleson, Texas

Timely hitting, good pitching and great defense were keys in the Meadows Mayhem's 3-1 win vs.Orange and 4-3 win vs. Kingwood to win the Coast Region title on July 21. The championship qualifies the Mayhem for the PONY South Zone tournament in Burleson, TX beginning July 25. Coaches and then kids from left to right: Coach Tim Conroy, Coach Mark Tisdel, Coach Travis Cardwell; #9 Omar Velasco, #3 Ricardo Ayala, #7 Sean Conroy, #2 Brendin Hamaker, #6 Nicholas Garza, #10 Adrian Vargas, #8 Rushil Mehta, #11 Clemente Barrera, #15 Brayton Cardwell, #4 Marc Tisdel, #12 Jesse McIntyre, #5 Kason Hiatt, and #14 Kaleb Williams.

Scholarship check awarded by Rotary Club of Oyster Creek

Remembering our troops

To advertise, please call Barbara J. Carlson Office 281-690-4204 • Cell 281-687-9426 barbara@fortbendbusinessjournal.com

Fort Bend/Katy

The Rotary Club of Oyster Creek presents their first sponsorship check to Access Health. Access Health will have their Health Fair on August 3 in Missouri City. The sponsorship helps fund free backpacks and vaccinations to those in need. It will also be Oyster Creek's first community The Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas at St. Laurence Catholic service project for the New Year. Pictured on the left is President, Cindy Church participate in many wonderful service projects.  They recently Fauvelle and on the right is Carol Edwards, CEO of Access Health. held a meeting where they collected socks for our troops and wrote letters Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets at the City Centre of Missouri City at noon on fridays. http://www.oystercreekrotary.org/ of encouragement to the soldiers.

WHY BUY FROM CLASSIC CHEVROLET LAND? SUGAR #1. Locally #2. “Relax and enjoy the

difference” means we empower our salespeople to make decisions. This means

owned and operated

no back-and-forth with unseen managers lurking behind closed doors.

#3. Fair dealings. No high priced dealer add-ons you don’t want.

#4. No high pressure sales tactics.

#5. Low prices and huge selection.

13115 Southwest Freeway (at Highway 90-A) • Sugar Land 281-969-4132 • 877-284-0644 • classicchevysugarland.com HOURS: 8-8 Monday-Friday, 8-6 Saturday

SERVICE HOURS: 7-6:30 Monday-Friday, 8-5 Saturday

VISIT US ON FACEBOOK! www.Facebook.com/ ClassicChevySugarLand


July 24, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper