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On July 24, the nine YMCA youth outreach summer camp sites across Fort Bend County converged on Bates Allen Park (YMCA Camp Cloud) in Kendleton, TX for their annual “Campapalooza” field day and picnic. Almost 350 Fort Bend County youth participated in a variety of activities and competitions. Each year, the highlight of the Y “Campapalooza” event is the talent show. During the talent show, each YMCA site presented their best talents through a variety of singing and dancing performances. Judges for the talent show were represented by local organizations and businesses that support YMCA programs throughout the year. Talent Show Champs & Judges - (From Left to Right) – Back Row Celebrity Judges – Swatson, Mike Flory, John Willett, Monica Rusch, Marshall Whichard, and Mike Davis. Seated Front Rows – Winning Talent Show Youth from the YMCA’s Taylor Ray Outreach Site. See related article at www.fortbendstar.com.
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Fort Bend ISD's original plan for a $351.2 million dollar bond proposal that would have paid for the first of three phases in the district's Capital Plan, has been scrapped for a more aggressive $494.5 million dollar plan that uses only two phases. The changes, recommended by the district's community-based Bond Oversight Committee, were revealed during the July 21 regular board meeting. The BOC wanted a more aggressive approach based on the growth projections in the district but wanted to know how much the district could afford to spend without raising taxes, said Chief
Financial Officer Steve Bassett. The primary focus areas of the bond are construction, safety and security, transportation and technology. Projections indicate that Fort Bend ISD will add almost 14,000 students by 2023 which is why FBISD, continued on page 5
Missouri City debuts Signal Box Art Project
Joint budget meeting discuss high turnover rate at SMSD the new Superintendent who has been on the job 45 days (15 w/ students), spoke At the recent Stafford City Council and about the state of the school, specifically SMSD Board of Trustees’ joint budget concerning the issue of high-turnover meeting held on July 23, Dr. Robert Bostic, teacher rates. Currently the rate at SMSD By Karen Daniels
A touch of Tyson By LeaAnne Klentzman
When the cops arrive… quit yelling like a Neanderthal and no biting! A family disturbance got so loud that neighbors, tired of having to listen to the yelling, called police. When officers arrived on the scene they found a woman and her boyfriend … still yelling! The hostility was bad, the failure to comply with the officer’s orders was CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK worse, so, suffice to say, the man was arrested for disorderly conduct. THEN, he decided to resist! Oh, make the officer’s day won’t ya! Then one can only imagine their ….delight… when officers were able to add an aggravated assault charge to the already lengthy list of offenses filed against the bellowing boyfriend. Seems before the cops got there, the bellowing boyfriend had a Mike Tyson moment while fighting with his girlfriend’s brother and bit his ear so badly he had to seek treatment at a hospital. Bad boy, no Bite!
is 23%. Many of these positions are senior (teachers) are leaving because they’re staff members. Dr. Bostic said, “Most unhappy” but made clear that “research (teachers) have left for financial reasons” shows low scores relate to high turnover.” but these “challenges affect academics.” He explained, “Exit interviews don’t show BUDGET MEETING, continued on page 5
No change here in fees for 2015 motor vehicle registrations By Elsa Maxey
Recent Commissioners Count action indicates there will be no change to the optional county fees collected in 2015 for motor vehicle registrations in Fort
Bend County. Commissioners Court took approval action on the amount of the collection of those fees and will notify the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles in accordance with a state transportation code. The
action is required even if there is no change. The current road & bridge fee is $10 and the child safety fee is $1.50, both of which are the maximum fees allowed. Each year commissioners courts in
Texas are required to notify the state agency about their intentions on the collection of the optional fees. Those amounts are added to a motorist’s registration fee REGISTRATIONS, continued on page 5
George Memorial Library has room to grow as new admin building opens By Betsy Dolan
In some ways the George Memorial Library is like an empty nester--in reverse. Now that administration, which oversees all of the branches in the Fort Bend County Library
system, has moved into their own building next door, the Richmond branch has extra room to grow and is adding new features and amenities. The new 2-story administration building opened earlier this month and was
part of the $130 million Fort Bend County bond referendum approved by voters in 2006. The library portion of the bond included construction of the University branch in Sugar Land; the Sienna branch in Missouri City and renovations at George
Memorial. The 17,000 square foot building sits between the George Memorial Library and the Fort Bend Country Club near Golfview Drive and FM 762. GEORGE, continued on page 5
Sugar Land Police searching for suspects in Domino’s robbery By LeaAnn Klentzman
Sugar Land police are looking for two men who robbed an employee at Domino's Pizza, 11920 Dairy Ashford Road, on July 21. The 25-year-old employee said he walked outside at about
2:30 a.m. to place an item in his vehicle as he was closing the restaurant. His vehicle was parked behind the restaurant. While standing near his vehicle, he was approached by two men, who displayed handguns and demanded money from the cash register.
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The employee told the men that cash receipts had already been deposited at a bank, so the suspects took a small amount of money from the employee and ran away. A female employee inside the ROBBERY, continued on page 5
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In keeping with the standards that have earned the Show Me City a Scenic City designation, Missouri City staff has launched a new signal box art project to promote City services and programs as well as highlight the work of talented young citizens. In April, Missouri City staff kicked off the project by placing a Quail Valley Golf Course promotional design at the intersection of El Dorado Boulevard and Murphy Road. Nine additional locations have been installed since then, painted by local Fort Bend ISD students from across the City. Painted boxes include one by Hightower High School students, left, at the Hurricane Lane and Trammel Fresno intersection, and Armstrong Elementary students, right, at 5th Street and Independence Boulevard. See related article at www.fortbendstar.com.
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Larger than Life...Donald Leonetti By Lisa Glenn
On July 17, 2014, the life of Donald Joseph Leonetti was cut short in a tragic senseless way and an entire community went into mourning along with his beloved family. For over 25 years, his company, Leonetti Graphics, has served Fort Bend Schools, a myriad of charitable organizations and countless local businesses by creating designs that shouted the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Voted “Most Unforgettable,” Dulles Class of ’88, many knew Donald from his “Video Plus” days where he handed out movie critiques along with winks and “thumbs up” nods to parents trying to find appropriate movies for their youngsters. Donald then became the T-shirt guy who would sit down with the head of student council, the captain of the dance or baseball team, the parent liaison, the golf tournament chair, or the teacher sponsor and listen to their ideas. Then, to their utter amazement, he would doodle a concept on to a scrap of paper and make their vision come to life! He was an artistic magician and for almost three decades helped promote worthy causes with his art, whether on a T-shirt, towel or sign! Over 2,000 people walked through the doors of River Pointe Community Church the night of the family visitation. His children Matthew and Lauren walked the lines of people waiting to pay their respects. They thanked individuals for coming and administered hugs that would have had their Dad beaming his
pride; while their mom, Jenni, their grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins stood for over three hours embracing the outpouring of a grateful community. Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen seemed to sum it up when he remarked, “He was a special and giving person and will be sorely missed. There are few people like him that want nothing in return for what they do. He touched many hearts.” The day of Leonetti's Memorial Celebration, River Pointe was again filled to standing room only with folks dressed in blue jeans and their favorite Leonetti Graphics T-shirt (at the family's request) and as they departed were given a last gift from Donald, an "In memory" T-shirt. Even the heavens cried for Donald with a light shower of rain as individuals walked into the service to pay tribute to this dynamic individual who as in the TV show Cheers, “knew everybody’s name.” In the program his wife Jenni wrote,”…We feel the prayers. Thank you so much for loving our family. Even though I am broken hearted to lose my best friend, I just have to believe that God’s got this.” Pastor Patrick Kelley laughingly told the gathering that Donald was his kind of guy “someone who put real hands and feet” on God’s message and encouraged everyone to embrace the way Donald lived and not let guilt or anger take the place of forgiveness and reaching out. Leonetti’s daughter Lauren (who called her Dad her best friend), his lifelong friend and business associate Paul Price, as
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Museum site for Sugar Land Heritage Foundation to be announced Preservation of city’s past on historic grounds
While some may say there’s no sugar in Sugar Land since the Imperial Sugar Factory is no longer in operation, life here continues to be sweet. That includes the connection to a legendary past that has made way to the city’s phenomenal future. Sugar Land Heritage Foundation (SLHF) Executive Director well as pals Woody Williams and Dennis Parmer heads the Jonathan Michel, all spoke with historic preservation effort of emotion and humor as they gave the rich and unique history of verbal characterizations of this Sugar Land intended for future larger than life boy next door! generations. He’s dedicated They tattle-tale’d stories seven years towards that of youthful escapades, end with many preservation complimented his business projects underway to celebrate acumen, paid homage to his the history of the city. And role model Uncle Damon, as well now, he’s has some exciting as Leonetti’s deep commitment news to share. In about a to family & friends, valiantly month, he told the Star that fighting their own tears as they an announcement will be knew they represented each made about the selection of person in the room who felt the museum’s permanent exactly yet uniquely the same location, but at the moment way about Donald J. Leonetti-- an he’s not telling. It should every-day guy who epitomized come as no surprise that it being a “cheerful giver” and will be at the historic sugar whose memory will live forever refinery site in the same young in the many hearts he general area, where the 2008 touched. established, non-profit SLHF which will oversee it, has been temporarily housed. It has been operating for a while now at the sugar factory’s old Engineering and Personnel Building on Kempner, next to the iconic 1925 Char House. Parmer shares how the impetus for SLHF was the 2003 closing of the Imperial Sugar refinery, which had operated continuously since the mid 1800s. “Many organizations began to work together to ensure that the priceless artifacts and the history of the site were preserved,” starting with the City of Sugar Land and he credits “the talented (former) economic development city staff, Joe Esch and Regina Morales,” for much of the leg work under the direction of the city manager, the Imperial
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Future plans for the SLHF call for fundraising to begin in the next 18 months. For now, it continues to maintain a close relationship with the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation in which Parmer participated for many years. Both organizations recently partnered on a “Chautauqua Talk,” an oral history, about Sugar Land as a company town presented at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium by Diane Ware of the Fort Bend Museum Association. On that particular history series, we hear that from the early 1900’s to the late 1950’s, Sugar Land residents knew each other and everything that was going on in their company town. To find out more, Ware’s presentation may be viewed on Sugar Land’s municipal TV station. Another treat, presented in partnership with the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation, is this weekend’s musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors, at the Sugar Land Auditorium. Tickets are on sale for reserved seating and interested persons may call 713-302-5329. To contact Dennis Parmer about volunteer and other opportunities with the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation, call (281) 494-0261.
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George Byron Taylor, 82 (affectionately known as Pappy), beloved husband, father and friend who spread joy and love in all of those who were blessed to know him, was called to his eternal home to claim his throne in Heaven on July 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, William Ed Taylor and Mother, Minnie Wood Taylor, Brother, Ernie Taylor and Helen Walters. He leaves behind his precious, devoted wife of 33 years, Juanice Taylor and 6 children Dian and husband James, George Jr. and wife Sherri, Curtis and wife Glinda, Cheri and husband Kerry, Paula and husband Rick, and Ken and companion Kathy. George also leaves behind his baby sister Corene and her husband, Bill. Additionally, he leaves 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, who will all miss his shenanigans and unconditional love. George proudly served with the United States Marines and served in the Korean War. He
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volunteer to serve meals, become dorm moms and dads and donate funds to ensure that every camper has a great time at camp. The Exchange Club of Fort Bend is a group of men and women who promote programs to "give back" to our local community, and recognize people who strive to make our community a better place to live and work. If you would like to learn more about the Exchange Club of Fort Bend “America’s Service Club” visit www. fortbendexchange.org.
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Sugar Land solid waste, recycling program bags state award The Texas Public Works Association (TPWA) selected the City of Sugar Land to receive a Sustainability Practices Award for achievements in solid waste and recycling. The award recognizes individuals, teams or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to promote sustainability in public works. Sugar Land was recognized for an ongoing public education campaign to make residents aware of solid waste and recycling services intended to reduce waste sent to landfills. Sugar Land's enhanced solid waste and recycling program was implemented several years ago with the goal to increase services and reduce the amount of solid waste sent to landfills. At that time, just 10 percent of waste was being diverted from landfills. The enhanced solid waste and recycling program now includes automated collections of garbage and recycling, a bulky waste
program and increased recycling services such as a green waste recycling program. The city designed an education and marketing campaign to ensure residents are aware of the program. The campaign included both traditional and modern advertising including videos, education events, news releases, mailers, etc. The City of Sugar Land has also made use of social media and developed an informative smart phone app to better educate residents. Through the education campaign and a partnership with Republic Services, the city was able to provide the enhanced services at a savings to taxpayers of $800,000 annually and diverted more than 36 percent
of solid waste from landfills in 2013. To learn more about Sugar
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Pictured (L-R) during a recent City Council recognition ceremony are Assistant Public Works Director Dawn Steph, Texas Public Works Association Southeast Branch President Andrea Brinkley, Mayor James Thompson and Environmental Manager Gabe Reaume.
Mason Road now open from FM 359 to Hwy. 99 Fort Bend County Officials gathered Tuesday, July 22, to celebrate the grand opening of Mason Road from FM 359 to State Hwy 99. Phase 1 of this multi-year project included the
four lane divided roadway from the 359 intersection to Skinner Lane and was completed in August of 2012. Fort Bend County residents may now enjoy complete
access with a four lane divided roadway from the intersection of 359 to Hwy 99. Mason Road phases 1, 2 and 3 are all projects from the Fort Bend County 2007 Mobility Bond, and partners included the Long Meadow Farms Developer, Trend Development and TXDOT.
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Terry High holding back-to-school events Terry High School will hold its freshmen orientation “Fish Camp,” 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 13, starting in Graeber Auditorium. Fish Camp is for incoming freshmen and any students new to Terry. Incoming Rangers will have an opportunity to meet with administrators, coaches, teachers and counselors and see what clubs and organizations they'd like to join. The event is being coordinated by Terry's
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in our Embedded Processing business. The new campus is comprised of many amenities including: an Innovation Center showcasing demos of the latest in TI technology; numerous collaboration spaces; an employee courtyard; outdoor basketball and volleyball courts; and a fitness center and walking path around the building. The new site in Sugar Land will be a critical part of TI’s future success. “We’re excited to welcome our newest corporate neighbor to Sugar Land,” said Mayor James Thompson. “TI’s commitment to create more than $35 million in new capital investment represents a significant contribution to our economy. TI’s corporate philosophy and national recognitions such as Fortune’s ‘Most Admired Company’ closely aligns with the city’s standards for excellence and lays the foundation for a long-term partnership between the company and city.”
Throughout the past 10 years, TI and its employees have invested more than $8 million in the community, including supporting education in the Houston area and their partners at United Way. The company also has a long history of working with local universities to advance electrical engineering and
research programs. This year alone, TI is contributing approximately $225,000 to Rice University for research in infrastructure structural sensing and signal processing. The company will continue to give back to the Houston area and Sugar Land community through volunteerism, corporate giving and educational initiatives.
green waste will not change. The changes are detailed at www.sugarlandtx.gov/ solidwaste, and residents will receive information by mail that includes a magnet detailing the new service schedules. Automated recycling service is provided once a week utilizing a City-issued green cart with a wide range of materials being accepted, including:
Holding the scissors, the man on the left is Greg Delagi, senior vice president and general manager, Embedded Processing for TI, and on the right is the Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson.
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• plastics #1-5, 7. Green waste collection is also provided weekly. The green waste program ensures all green waste -- grass clippings, leaves, brush, tree limbs, etc. -- will be recycled rather than sent to a landfill. Green waste materials should be placed in a reusable container or tied bags; compostable bags are not required.
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keep up with the Joneses.” School Board President Etienne Zak explained that when superintendents leave, sometimes the pay increase is for $100K more, and for senior teachers the amount can be a $35-50K increase, “which is hard to turn down.” Trustee Ed Castillo stated, “This is a common problem for small districts.” Mayor Scarcella requested that a “survey analysis of the exit interviews” is carried
out so they may “protect and learn who is on the bubble.” At the end of the meeting, after discussing the pursuit of Stafford children who are not attending SMSD so that they can achieve diversity enhancements, the City of Stafford presented SMSD with a check for $7,172 for the Technical Library funds. This won’t put the library where it needs to be, but it’s a good place to start.
Trustee Kristin Tassin raised concerns about the $46 million dollar price tag on the career and technical center and asked if the district needed to wait to form partnerships between community colleges and the business community before moving ahead. But Dupre said the CT concept is generating significant interest and waiting five to six years to move forward would not be in the district's best interest. "Money in the proposed bond is available for career and technical education. It may not be an actually bricks and mortar facility. It could be implementing programs in every high school, but the money is there for us to dedicate to career and technical education", Dupre said.
Trustee Jenny Bailey questioned adding a new middle school and proceeding with school additions when school capacities will likely be impacted by the district's new school boundary plan when it is finalized. "We know the board's work on boundaries is going to change things in the next two or three years", Dupre said. "The important thing is that we don't have to spend a dime of that money until the trigger is there. It's an opportunity for us to be pro-active". Bassett told the Trustees how it was possible, with a conservative seven percent growth rate, to manage the bond without a tax increase.
"Deliberate attention was made to ensure that the building would blend in well with the George Memorial Library and to make the most of the surrounding landscape which includes the golf course and the library's amphitheater", said Communications Specialist Michele Delmar. Delmar said the expansion
was needed because the library system has grown to include 10 branches since the George Memorial Library was built in 1986. The building will house administration, business, technology, public information, adult programming and outreach and the collection development department. Work has already started on converting the previous
administration office space on the second floor of the George Memorial Library into an internet café which will have a “teen” design and will be an after-school meeting location, complete with coffees, snacks, computers and gaming devices. In addition, 2 meeting rooms and 4 group-study rooms will be added. Work is also being done on the outdoor amphitheater and will include a fabric covering for shade.
No change here in fees for 2015 motor vehicle registrations addition to the $54 registration fee, which is the amount paid for most vehicle registrations, collected in each county for and this year El Paso’s optional vehicles operated in Texas. fee was $20; Hidalgo, Cameron The fees are dedicated to the and Webb counties charged construction and maintenance $20 extra per vehicle as their of public roadways and are paid county optional registration to the County Tax Assessor fees, which includes a charge Collector’s office, and locally for transportation projects as that’s through Patsy Schultz’s authorized by state law. office. A report shows most District 26 State Representative counties in Texas collect either Rick Miller advises constituents $10 or $11.50, like Fort Bend as that there’s a Texas Transportation their optional fees. Bexar County, Funding Amendment on however, requires $21.50 in the November 4th general REGISTRATIONS, continued from page 1
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Fort Bend ISD board to consider calling $494.5M bond next month reduced from $65.5 million in FBISD, continued from page 1 the original proposal to $39.4 construction costs showed the million. The proposal calls for most aggressive change from a wide area network/backbone the original bond measure to refresh and wireless network the current one. $364.5 million deployment. Items were removed is earmarked for five new from the bond proposal after elementary schools, a new concerns were raised about using middle school, elementary bond funds to pay for items with classroom additions at Holley, short life spans. The district has Oyster Creek, Cornerstone, plans to pay for those items out Sugar Mill, Scanlon Oaks, Schiff, of an eventual technology fund. Sienna Crossing and Palmer The safety and security budget as well as an addition at First remained the same at $30.1 Colony Middle School. million for security cameras, $46 million would go toward security vestibules, window career and technical education. film, fencing, generators and The transportation portion emergency communications. was increased to allow for the White fleet vehicle purchase of more buses as well as replacement and the athletic bus cameras and GPS. facility cycle replacement were The technology budget was removed from the bond proposal.
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Currently, principals are needed at the elementary and intermediate schools. SMSD is still in need of a CFO, needs an IT specialist, and Dr. Bostic is requesting new positions of Deputy Superintendent and an ESL Coordinator/Grant Writer. Dr. Bostic also stated that the Margaret Havens Library “is not where it needs to be.” Currently
there is $500K remaining of bond money and can only be spent on bond approved items. Recommendations suggested by Dr. Bostic are to re-evaluate the “objectives that were set five years ago.” A salary study will also be conducted so SMSD can align their resources properly and spend more effectively. Councilman Cecil Willis said, “We need a happy atmosphere” because it’s “impossible to
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Bulky trash collection to change to August 4 in Sugar Land Service days for bulky waste pickup will change for all residents on Aug. 4. Bulky waste service is provided once a month for items too large to fit in the garbage cart. Bulky waste does not include construction, demolition or hazardous wastes. Some residents will also have a new day for recycling, but collection days for garbage and
restaurant witnessed the armed confrontation, locked the door and called police. There were no video surveillance cameras around the exterior of Domino’s; however, footage from a nearby business indicates the suspects may have left in a small, red, four-door door passenger vehicle with black rims. The suspects were described as black men wearing dark hoodies and black sweat pants. They were 5'10" to 6'1", and 24-28
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) opened its newest facility in Sugar Land with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the site’s 375 employees and introduce the new campus to city officials and the Sugar Land business community. “We’re proud to call Sugar Land our new home. The collaboration between TI, city dignitaries and all those involved in the planning and development of our new facility has truly made us feel like a part of the community,” said Curt Moore, TI Sugar Land site manager. “Throughout the last five decades, TI Houston sites have been home to some of TI’s most significant technological breakthroughs, and we look forward to the opportunities Sugar Land will bring.” Located at the northeast corner of U.S. 59 and University Blvd., the 160,000 square-foot, threestory office will house employees who work in a variety of areas
years old. They both had thin builds, medium skin tones and were clean shaven. One had a short military-style afro haircut. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).
Renovations to the George Memorial Library have included a re-vamped outside entrance, a new circulation desk, a new teen area, reconfiguring existing areas for better access and improvements to the ceiling and lighting. There are plans to hold a grand opening celebration once the renovations are finished.
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QUAIL VALLEY GLENN LAKES – Custom home on the Quail Valley Golf Course w/Huge renovations. Over $70k in upgrades & updates. HVAC’s, water heaters, Granite counter tops in Kitchen & all Baths, Wood style laminate flooring & large tile flooring through out. New kitchen cabinets, hardware, SS.appliances, double oven, faucets, glass & stone accent tiles, wet bar w/ wine refrigerator, recessed lighting.High vaulted ceiling in huge Living area. Spectacular wooded park like backyard w/entertainment size deck & balcony. Must see! $260,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3406DE)
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6419 S. SADDLE CREEK LN. Cross Creek Ranch 4/3.5/3: Gorgeous home w/ Gourmet kitchen, spacious living area & lush landscaping. Wendy Mottern $395,500
2722 TAHOE BASIN Sienna Village of Waters Lake 5/3.5/3: One story w/ crown molding, hardwoods, island kitchen and master suite. Deborah Breuleux $400,000
3319 RIVER BEND DR. Riverside Ranch 4/3/2: Ranch style home on 1 acre lot. Hardwoods, coffered ceilings & crown molding. Mike Martin $388,500
REDUCED 3333 HARBOUR BREEZE LN. Silverlake Villages of Edgewater 4+/3.5/3: Home w/ island kitchen, custom window coverings & covered back patio. Debbie Ashley $309,000
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LAKE OLYMPIA - Wonderful 5 bedroom home in gated community!! Open floor plan makes great use of every sq. inch! 5 big bedrooms, PLUS gameroom, PLUS dining, PLUS sun room!! HUGE island kitchen, wood or tile flooring thruout downstairs. New carpet up. Lovingly maintained by original owner. 3 car garage $324,000 MLS # 36144084 (4123CE)
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SALE PENDING SALE PENDING CRESCENTS ON THE GREEN - If you want it all, here it is! Really too many features to list, must see! Custom built in gated area of 1st Colony on Sweetwater CC golf course. Call for your appointment today! MLS# 71918213 $649,900. (33FH)
COVINGTON WOODS - Neat & clean 4 BR home with recent carpet & paint. Hardiplank siding, double pane windows, roof w/ radiant barrier. One bedroom w/full bath down can be master bedroom. There are 3 good size bedrooms & large bath upstairs. Home has formal living & dining rooms plus family room that overlooks large backyard. Nearby neighborhood pool and playground make this a great family home. MLS# 12786556 $179,900. (1202BA)
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Rosenberg resident wins Test to Drive sweepstakes The Greater Houston Honda Dealers named Carolyn Linares of Rosenberg, Texas, the winner of its “Test Drive to Win” sweepstakes, part of the organization’s presenting sponsorship of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Linares, a mother of three, entered the sweepstakes at the Gillman Fort Bend location and was named the lucky finalist and proud owner of a brand new 2014 Honda Accord. But what she did next demonstrates the power of a mother’s love. Linares selflessly chose the cash prize option of $23,000 to secure her daughter’s future. “After much prayer, I have decided to take cash option instead of the car. My daughter will be attending college as a freshman this fall, and this money will help us pay her tuition,” says Linares. “Thank you Greater Houston Honda Dealers for this contest. Because of Honda, our life has changed in a positive direction.” “We are extremely pleased that this contest has changed the life of a family, and knowing that this is helping a young lady attend college makes us feel very humbled and proud,” says
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to test drive a new Honda and enter to win the contest for free tickets to the Verizon IndyCar race and a chance to win the grand prize. The 14 finalists were announced at Victory Circle on Sunday, June 29, where Linares was named the winner.
United Methodist Church in Richmond. Dedicated to musical excellence through artistic hand-bell performance, the Celebration Ringers have thrilled and delighted audiences with their melodic sounds. On Sunday, August 10, the Madera Trio will provide a classical musical performance showcasing the broad repertoire and musicality of woodwind instruments. The musicians will also answer questions from the audience about their instruments – an oboe, a clarinet, and a bassoon – as they seek to inspire
future musicians to explore a variety of musical options. On Sunday, August 17, enjoy the melodic sounds of the Brazos Crossing Chorus Chapter of Sweet Adelines International. This 4-part a capella harmony group will perform a mix of ballads, classic songs, popular show tunes, and mainstream music. The performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 281-342-4455 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
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This beautifully appointed Perry Home is a custom home, without the custom price! Not an upgrade has been missed! Almost $200K in upgrades. This plan offers both formals, a study, a game room and a media room. All rooms are spacious and closet space is fabulous. Gourmet kitchen has upgraded cabinetry with custom pull-outs, double ovens & built-in KitchenAid fridge. Master suite has a large sitting area. Backyard oasis has a beautiful salt water pool, with hot tub. Cabana bath & oversized garage. (2827BR)
Beautifully appointed Huntington custom home. Enormous cul-de-sac lot w/no backyard neighbors. Pool and spa have kid safe enclosure. Upgraded flooring includes travertine w/marble insets and scraped hardwoods. Kichen is magnificent - custom cabinetry w/glass fronts, travertine backsplash, sub-zero fridge, Wolf stove top with griddle and more! Floor plan offers combined formals, library w/wood beamed coffered ceiling, game room and media room. Fantastic price for this home and lot! (7527TA)
Enjoy live music at George Memorial Library's summer concert series every Sunday Live music by talented local musicians will be featured at Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Sunday Showcase: On Stage at George Memorial Library” in August. Stop by the library on Sunday afternoons to enjoy a variety of musical genres and styles at this special summer series. Performances begin at 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. On Sunday, August 3, experience the elegant sounds of the Celebration Ringers adult hand-bell choir from St. John’s
WEST FONDREN PLACE 3 bedroom short sale in Houston close to Almeda/Almeda-Genoa. Needs appliances & ac but great floor plan, master down, gameroom up. $114,900. (12010FO)
The one story Trendmaker is beautifully appointed. It offers 4 bedrooms, formal dining room, a study and a game room, all on one floor! Living areas have upgraded tile and formal dining has hardwoods. The gourmet kitchen is fabulous...the oversized island is great for casual dining or serving. You enter a guest suite, through the large game room. Game room could be used as a media room, toy room and more! Family room has a custom built-in. Whole house generator was a $14K upgrade. (3210BE)
This one and a half story Plantation Home has everything you need, in a floor plan! 3 bedrooms, and a flex room downstairs, plus an upstairs game room. Study and dining room are located off the foyer. The gourmet kitchen has a huge island, granite and raised panel maple cabinets. Plantation shutters in living areas and master and Plantation blinds in bedrooms. Study, dining room and family room have hand scraped wood flooring. Bike to elementary school, Camp Sienna and the Sienna Stables. (3315BS)
This beautiful Perry Home has it all! Floor plan offers 4 bedrooms, both formals and a large game room. The extended entry and family room have oversized ceramic tile flooring, while formals have hard woods. Famiy room has floor to ceiling windows. Kitchen is large and has stainless appliances and a fabulous commercial grade six burner Wolf cooktop. All upstairs bedrooms and closets are very spacious. Walk to a ‘’catch and release’’ fishing lake. Zoned to exemplary Scanlan Oaks Elementary. (2226DA)
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in a robbery in Houston. HPD led our patrol officers to a Last week, Houston armed parking lot at U.S. Highway 59 robbers rolled into Sugar Land and Williams Trace.” with HPD in tow; after a brief As the crooks rolled into scramble they were loaded up the Williams Trace Commons and hauled off. shopping center they abandoned Midday Tuesday, July 22, their car, hit the pavement Houston Police were on the trail running and scattered. One was of three men who had reportedly captured in the Michael’s craft just robbed a Radio Shack store store, another just outside the on Westheimer near Hillcroft at Jason’s Deli and the third inside noon. As Houston police closed the Office Depot. in, the suspect vehicle was Adolph said the men were headed into Sugar Land. Sugar taken into custody within about Land Police spokesman Doug 15 minutes without incident Adolph said, “They (HPD) were or further disruption to local tracking three suspects involved businesses.
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Applications accepted for Citizens Police Academy Class 54 Want to discover firsthand what it takes to be a police officer, get to know beat officers and learn more about criminal investigation? Find out by signing up for the Sugar Land Police Department's Citizens Police Academy and learn about traffic laws, crime scene investigation and how to respond during an active shooter situation. The 10-week course begins Sept. 11 and runs through Nov.
20. Students meet once a week at the police department, 1200 State Highway 6 South, from 7-10 p.m. The curriculum includes weekend courses that include mock building searches and simulated traffic stops. While learning about the challenges faced by police officers, laws affecting citizens, the judicial system and emergency management, participants personally interact with officers, detectives
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LEGAL NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 111-foot monopole communications tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location 6440 Highway 90A, Sugarland, Fort Bend County, TX 77498, latitude 29° 36’ 25.55”N and longitude 95° 39’ 37.34”W. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A0908611. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS - Interested persons may review the application (www.fcc.gov/asr/applications) by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review (www.fcc.gov/asr/ environmentalrequest) and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. HISTORIC PROPERTIES EFFECTS Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Dawn Fields, Benchmark Environmental Consultants, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln. #650, Dallas, TX 75206, 214-363-5996, dawn@ benchmarkenviro.com. CITY OF STAFFORD
NOTICE: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Stafford Centre Video System Technology Project 2014 Auditorium – Production Room- Digital Signage-Meeting Rooms and MDF integration The City of Stafford is soliciting proposals from qualified Contractors for Video System technology project at the Stafford Centre Proposals will be received in the City Secretary���s Office at Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477 until Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., at which time the proposals will be publicly opened in the Reception Area of the City Secretary’s office. Responses received after the due date and time shall be returned to the sender unopened. Proposals shall be sealed and clearly labeled on the front of the envelope: Proposal for Stafford Centre Video System Technology Project 2014 Due Date: August 13, 2014 Information and instruction documents may be picked up from the Stafford IT department, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Documents will also be available on the City of Stafford website, www.cityofstafford.com under ‘hot topics’ Any questions concerning this proposal may be directed to Carolyn Entricht, City of Stafford Director of TV Production and IT, 281-261-3916. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and waive any or all informalities.
and other personnel in a nontraditional law enforcement setting. The training program consists of classroom and "hands-on" instruction designed to provide interested Sugar Land citizens with a working knowledge of the SLPD, its personnel and emergency management operations. Topics taught during the academy include the following: • USE OF FORCE / WEAPONS/ SWAT: Students are given instruction concerning the legal use of weapons. Students view various types of weapons used by police officers and learn common language and phrases used by police. • CITIZENS' RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS (CRASE): Learn what
to do during an active-shooter situation, how to survive, how to get away and how to save others. • TRAFFIC LAWS AND DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED INVESTIGATIONS: Traffic laws and procedures are discussed with an emphasis on the most common traffic offenses. The course also covers drunk-driving enforcement and accident investigations. Students receive specialized instruction concerning the procedures for initiating traffic stops and officer safety. • BUILDING SEARCH/ TRAFFIC STOPS: Students participate in exercises that simulate traffic stops and dangerous citizen interactions. Participants operate a fully equipped patrol vehicle under
the supervision of a police instructor. • CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS: A discussion of Texas laws and penalties emphasizes criteria for assaults, burglaries, robberies and thefts. • TELECOMMUNICATIONS/EOC: A public safety dispatcher will explain radio procedures and their role to support police, fire and emergency medical services. Students tour the emergency communications center. • CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION: A crime scene investigator discusses the collection and preservation of evidence. This unit also includes a tour of SLPD's crime identification lab. • TEXAS DEPARTMENT
OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: The class tours the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Jester Prison Unit. Students visit most areas and learn about how the Texas prison system works. • CRIME VICTIM LIAISON/ DISTRICT ATTORNEY: The police department's crime victim liaison discusses the process that victims go through and the programs available for victims. The class is offered free of charge to Sugar Land residents and people who work in Sugar Land. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 15. For more information, visit http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/ policeacademy or register online at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx. gov.
Fort Bend Theatre brings Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables to the Stafford Centre Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men? It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again!’ Witness this epic tale of social injustice and redemption in 19th century France when Fort Bend Theatre presents Les Miserables on August 1st and 2nd at 8:00 pm and August 3rd at 3:00pm. The original Broadway
production is the winner of over 100 international awards and 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. It is the world’s longest running musical and has been seen by over 65 million people worldwide. Les Miserables takes its audience through a journey of broken dreams, passion and redemption against the backdrop of a nation in the
grip of revolution. Rarely performed outside of New York, Fort Bend Theatre is proud to give you an opportunity to see Les Miserables at the Stafford Centre. The production will be directed by Tarra McCain and features a cast of over 50. The magnificent score includes the unforgettable songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On
My Own,” “Do You Hear the People Sing,” “One Day More,” “Master of the House” and many more. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Miserables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. Fort Bend Theatre is located at 2815 N, Main, Stafford. For more information call 281-2083333.
University Blvd. Subway sandwich shop robbed By LeaAnne Klentzman
Saturday evening, shortly before 8 p.m., Sugar Land Police responded to a robbery at the Subway Sandwich Shop located at 13245 University Boulevard in west Sugar Land. According to police spokesman Doug Adolph, an employee was working alone. She told officers that she used a block of wood to prop the
door open so she could take the trash out to the dumpster. When she bent over to pick up the wood block, she was knocked to the ground. Adolph said the victim told police, “A black man with a handgun grabbed her by the hair, pulled her inside and forced her at gunpoint to turn off the lights and lock the doors. A second man also entered the restaurant.
She was told to open the cash register and the safe. When she was unable to provide the combination for the safe, one of the men hit her in the head and placed her in the freezer.” The victim hid in the freezer until the men were gone before going to a nearby business to call police. Both suspects were described as black males; one
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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the City of Stafford Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution Ave., 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 amending the Official Zoning District map from Mixed Use (MU) to Single Family Residential (SFR) on a portion of two tracts of land of approximately 31.329 acres, located south of US Hwy 90A, known as Regal Ranch. All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the City of Stafford Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., in the Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following:
thin, about 6’ wearing gray clothes. The other 6’, about 200 pounds and dressed in black. The victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene. There were no surveillance cameras inside or outside Subway. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Sugar Land Police or Fort Bend Crime Stoppers at 281342-TIPS.
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A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by amending the Official Zoning District map from Primary Corridor to Single Family Residential on an approximate 11.3 acre tract of land, located south of US Hwy 90A, west of FM 1092, bounded by Promenade Boulevard adjacent to the Promenade Subdivision.
Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Liquor License & Late hours permit by Yolanda Garcia for TOPS Bar & Grill, LLC to be located at 12914 Murphy Rd., Stafford, Texas, Fort Bend County Texas.
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Lunch & Learn Rose B. Johnson, Colon Cancer Awareness Foundation to host this Lunch & Learn, What’s Up with Your Colon, the answer could save your life, August 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Bend County Health & Human Services, 4520 Reading Rd., Suite A, Rosenberg. Call 281-701-5029 or 832-885-8311 for more information.
Texas Tech Student Send-Off Are you the parent of a student preparing for the upcoming year at Texas Tech? Connect with Red Raider families who live in your area. Student Sendoff is Saturday, August 3, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., T.E. Harman Center, 226 Matlage Way, Sugar Land. Hosted by Tech Parents Southwest Houston Chapter.
Back-to-School Health Fair Accesshealth is hosting this health fair Sat., August 2, 9 a.m. to noon, Richmond Center, 400 Austin St., Richmond. They will provide a day of health, education, & family fun. For more information email email@example.com or Sharonda at 281-633-3144. Fall Vegetable Gardening Presented by Fort Bend Master Gardeners at 10 am in the Vegetable Garden. Learn about garden preparation, maintaining soil health, fertilization, irrigation, pest control and the seasonal vegetable choices for Fort Bend County. The Demonstration Gardens are open from 9 -11 am, with Master Gardeners available to answer gardening questions. Join them at the Agriculture Center at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg. Call 281-341-7068 or visit www.fbmg.com for more information. Bargain book sale Join the First Colony Friends of the Library on Saturday, Aug. 2, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for their bargain book sale, First Colony Library, 2121 Austin Parkway. Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/youth books, nonfiction at bargain prices. Donations of good condition books, CDs, & DVDs are accepted during the sale or any time the library is open.
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers Join them for this free educational presentation, Wed., Aug. 6, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., First Colony Branch Library, that provides answers to questions that arise for caregivers concerned about early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. For more info contact Marisa \at 713-314-1346 or mramon@alz. org.
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After Hours The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Young Professionals Division invites you to After Hours at REDeGOLF, 19875 SW Freeway, Ste. 140, Sugar Land, Thursday, August 7, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., for a night of networking, complimentary food & plenty of door prizes. AARP Chapter 3264 meets Alief AARP Chapter 3264 will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, August 7, The Abbey at Westminster, 2865 Westminster Plaza Blvd., Houston. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. A catered meal is served at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7:00 p.m. A musical program provided by Bryan Su, the Teenage Country Western Star of the Rosenberg Opry. Call 281-785-7372 for more info.
Workshop of Wonders First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land presents “Workshop of Wonders”, Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1, (9am to noon). Registration is open to children who have completed Kindergarten thru 5th Grade. $5 supply fee. Register on-line at www. fpcsl.org or stop by the church office at 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land. For more information call 281-242-3195. Fort Bend Business Network International Fort Bend Business Network International meets every Thursday, 7 am, Sweetwater Country Club. This is a great way to increase your business and f ind other small business resources. Please contact Jeanne Gregory, email@example.com or 713-854-0923.
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Taking It To The Next Level Gospel Concert This Gospel Concert, is featuring Cedric Ballard,The Gospel Travelers, Lanell Brooks,Jordan Baker and The CBC Worship and Fire Praise Team. The free concert will be held August 8, 7 p.m., Christian Bible Church, 3222 Texas Parkway, Missouri City.
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Back-to-School Health Fair Accesshealth is hosting this health fair Sat., August 9, 9 a.m. to noon, Missouri City Center, 307 Texas Parkway, Ste. 100, Missouri City.They will provide a day of health, education, & family fun. For more information ask for Sharonda at 281-633-3144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free Health Fair Calvary at the Fountains in Stafford, Texas is hosting a back to school Health Fair on Saturday, August 9, 10-2 at 12410 Sugardale, Stafford. Free school supplies, free vaccinations, dental and vision screenings, free groceries, free haircuts will be provided. Come join in the festivities. There will also be arts and crafts for the kids.
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Coffee with Rick Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator Rick Branek invites you to The Egg and I, 9920 Hwy 90-A, Sugar Land, for a continental breakfast/coffee Tuesday, August 12, 8-9 a.m., to learn more about how you can help with Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels. Drop him an email if you want to attend … email@example.com. Workshop on college planning “How to go to college for (almost) free.” A one hour workshop on all aspects of college planning will be offered to parents and students on Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 pm, HCC campus, in Missouri City/Sienna. The workshop is free and hosted by Andrew and Sheryl Lebman of Ducerus, a nation-wide college planning company. Capacity is limited, call 281-799-3725 to reserve a seat.
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DAR Chapter to meet Fort Bend Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Wednesday, September 10, 10:30 AM in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. September program’s speaker is Richard Lo Vesque, President, Houston Glass Club American Depression Glass. Contact Gwen Goldsberry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Visit website at http://www.texasdar.org/chapters/FortBend/.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
2014 Groovy Party presents – The Beatles Fort Bend Seniors’ invite you to their 40th Anniversary in Groovy Fashion, Saturday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Safari Texas Ballroom, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. For more information, visit www. FortBendSeniors.org.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
14th Annual RCPAAA Golf Classic The Richmond Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association to host this golf classic Monday, September 22, Pecan Grove Country Club, Richmond, 10:15 a.m. check in, 12:00 p.m. (noon), Shotgun Start. Contests, awards, door prizes, silent auction, dinner included. Single player $95, Commissioned Officers, or police & fire dept. employees $70. For more info MSgt. Lowell Neinast 281-342-2849 or LNeinast@ ci.richmond.tx.us.
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Fall festival & plant sale Sugar Land Garden Club to host this event Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 702 Burney Road, Sugar Land. This festival will feature vendors, kids activities, arts & crafts, landscaping raffle, & more. Plant sale will have unique & seasonal plants for this area. Call 713-724-3113 or email@example.com. Details at www. SugarLandGardenClub.org
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Mega-Pet adoption event Fort Bend Co. Animal Services’ Hunting for Homes to hold this adoption event Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Find them on Facebook under Hunting for Homes for more information or call the animal shelter near you.
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Business Showcase Expo The longest running EXPO in the county by Business Spirit, Inc. will be held Monday, September 29, 5 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn, 4909 Hwy. 6, Missouri City. Free admission, hors d’oeuvres, drinks. Exhibitor booths $175, call 713-598-5454; sponsorships, $300+, call 281-773-0689. Visit www.businessshowcase.net.
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Business Expo Carpet • Wood Floors • Tile Business Expo to be held by Central Fort Bend Chamber Hispanic Floor Covering & Custom Remodeling 4111 Greenbriar Drive in Stafford Business Division, Thursday, August 21, noon – 3 p.m., Rosenberg Civic Floor Covering & Custom Remodeling Center, 3825 Hwy. 6 South, Rosenberg. Rent a booth - $100. Event is open 281-494-9200 Monday ~ Friday 9:00 pm ~ 4:30 pm to the public. Contact the Chamber for details, 281-342-5464, or www. www.HamresRemodeling.com CFBCA.org.
2014 Health & Wellness Expo Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Health & Wellness Expo will be held Thurs., Sept. 25, Quail Valley Golf Course, 2880 La Quinta, Missouri City, 1 p.m., & Network Nites 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Email: matthew@fortbendcc. org for sponsor info or vendor booth space or call him at 281-491-0277.
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Social media & your business Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Learn on 7 Ways Social Media can Bust or Build Your Business, Wednesday, August 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land. Learn how social media can multiply or destroy your business. Camille Rodriquez & Frankie Rodriquez, speakers. Call 281-490-0800 for more info.
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New Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center now open in Missouri City Missouri City residents now have convenient access to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s leading emergency care capabilities. The new state-of-the-art Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center opened July 15 in the heart of Missouri City, at 8200 Highway 6 between the Sienna Plantation and Riverstone communities. The center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat patients of all ages
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who are ill or injured. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital celebrated the new Emergency Care Center on July 10 with over 400 attendees. The 9,600-square-foot facility includes 10 private treatment rooms, full-service X-ray, CT and ultrasound capabilities. Most importantly, Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center is staffed by boardcertified emergency medicine physicians specializing in emergency care from pediatric to geriatric patients, working alongside specially trained nursing and ancillary staff with extensive experience in emergency care. “The new Houston Methodist
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Emergency Care Center gives Missouri City residents a firstclass ER right in their own neighborhood,” says Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “Patients treated at the new center will have direct, expedited admission to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital if needed, along with personal assistance from patient representatives in scheduling any necessary followup appointments. And the center accepts all insurance plans that are in-network with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital including Medicare.” “Our goal is to provide a streamlined, easy-to-navigate system for patients who enter the center,” says Dr. Scott Rivenes, emergency department medical director. “The new facility enables us to quickly assess patients as they come in, enabling them to see a boardcertified emergency medicine physician as efficiently as possible. Since we have onsite imaging and laboratory services,
we have access to the full range of diagnostic services our physicians need without patients leaving the building.” The new center is part of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s $131 million expansion to better serve patients from Fort Bend and surrounding areas. “Like many parts of Fort Bend,
Missouri City has experienced tremendous population growth in recent years, and this new emergency center will definitely enhance our service to the community,” says Siebenaler. “It is an amazing facility that will provide a substantial and positive impact on the availability of highquality care for people living nearby.”
Dan DiDonato, Emergency Care Center Manager; Becky Chalupa, Associate Chief Nursing Officer; Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer; Dr. Jeffrey Jackson, Board Member; Sue Chiang, Board Member; Chris Siebenaler, Chief Executive Officer; Bill Schwer Board Chair; Sutapa Sur, Board Member; Lonnie Meadows, Board Member; Scott Stover, Emergency Department Director.
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LTC Trever J. Nehls, a Richmond resident, received a Meritorious Service Medal for a successful tenure as Battalion Commander of the 415th Civil Affairs (CA) Battalion in Kalamazoo, Michigan. LTC Nehls relinquished command of the 415th CA BN on July 19, 2014 and is scheduled to assume command of the 490th CA BN in Grand Prairie, Texas in August. Nehls, a 26 year member of the United States Army Reserve and National Guard, is in his second year studies at the United States Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. In his civilian capacity, Nehls COL John Lawlor Jr., ® 308th CA Brigade Commander presents LTC serves at Constable, Precinct 4, Nehls (l) with a Meritorious Service Medal after successful Battalion Fort Bend County. Command.
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