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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

City Manager fired; Bond referendum considered Busy summer so far for Rosenberg City Council session which was not open to the public, newly elected As the dog days of summer council members Jimmy Pena, near, several issues are Susan Euton and Susan Bolf, heating up the agenda for the along with veteran member Rosenberg City Council. Cynthia McConathy voted for On July 22, the City Council the termination of Hamlett. voted four to three to fire City Mayor Vincent Morales, Manager Jack Hamlett. Council and council members members are being tight lipped William Benton and Dwayne as to why they voted to terminate Grigar voted against. Hamlett's contract, citing privacy Rosenberg Police Chief over personnel matters. Robert Garcia was the After the 2 1/2 hour executive unanimous choice as Interim By Betsy Dolan

City Manager, a role Garcia has held two other times. The City of Rosenberg will begin the search for a new City Manager immediately. Hamlett, who was not at the meeting, earns $130,000 and will receive four months of severance pay. Hamlett had been employed by the City since February 2006 after being the City Manager in Seguin for 10 years. FIRED, continued on page 10

Social worker hoping community can help reduce $6,000 bill for a Missouri City disabled woman

It may only July, but the Fort Bend Museum Docents are busily preparing for the annual Candlelight Tours, which for many is the kick-off to Christmas festivities. Shown are Docents decorating Christmas tree. From left are Austa Sue Kelley, Joyce Lolley (Candlelight Tours Chair), Liz Stamey, Felesa Baker, Claire Rogers, and Dottie Allen. See related article on page 12 By Betsy Dolan

Meadows Place passes "Franchise Tax" for future road projects to repair their neighborhood streets. By year's end, the fund The issue of damaged interior will have accumulated 90K. streets for the City of Meadows Before this ordinance was Place has been a real concern for passed, the City of Meadows some time now. At this month's Place conducted a road fee City Council meeting, two survey for residents on their ordinances passed unanimously website to gauge public opinion. to collect and hold a new tax The following are some of the to pay for future road repairs. questions asked: This fee, assessed as part of the • Satisfaction with interior garbage collection, is $5 dollars streets - 36% Satisfied; 31% per month, per resident. Not-Satisfied Mayor Charles Jessup • Is City doing a good job explained that the city does not with what money they have have enough funds allocated for 59% Yes the excessive amount of road repairs needed. TxDOT helps with repairs to West Airport and S. Kirkwood, but it's up to them By Karen Daniels

was diagnosed with chronic lung disease that required her to be on Ask Natalie Williams about a breathing machine full-time. happier times and she'll mention Her 71-year old husband, a cooking meals for her Bible retired truck driver, received study group years ago and how $1,100 a month in Social she used to sing in the church Security benefits, too much choir. money for Williams to qualify "I was always asked to go to for her own benefits and home other churches and sing," the 56health care. year old Missouri City woman The Williams' decided the says. "I love to sing gospel." only solution was to legally It is her strong faith that separate, something neither of is keeping Williams feeling them wanted but it would ensure hopeful about the future despite that Natalie would be able to get a two year period that has seen proper medical care. her health deteriorate and her Mr. Williams moved out but finances stretched to the breaking Natalie Williams of Missouri City continued paying the mortgage is on a respirator and can't be with- and taxes on the house. Natalie point. out electricity in her home. Due agreed to pay the utilities. Her story began two years to a series of events, her Reliant ago when Williams, who lives Energy electric bill is over $6,000. SOCIAL WORKER, continued on page 10 near Willowridge High School,

• Do streets impact property value - 58% Yes • Would you like to see the City do more - 88% Yes • How should the City fund this - 76% Flat Fee per Household • How much should "garbage fee" be per month - 44% (the highest) said $3 Mayor Jessup thanked everyone for their support in passing this ordinance. "Three to five years from now what we did By LeaAnne Klentzman for the handful of original tonight is going to make a big homeowners who remain. difference." With dreams of grandeur near Cases like these are now the the Brazos River a developer norm for the streets of Tara. created an idyllic community Monday, evening, July 8, at named Tara back in the late about 9 pm, Sheriff’s deputies 70’s starting with affordable were called to the 600 block homes with the plans of building of Jeff Davis Drive in the Tara palatial homes closer to the subdivision after a report of river and the freeway. Fast gunshots. Sheriff’s spokesman in the 3500 block of Highway 6 forward about 40 years and Bob Haenel said the victim told By LeaAnne Klentzman was robbed in May, followed by those dreams are only a memory deputies he was driving on Jeb Closing time at a local Subway a store robbery in Missouri City, sandwich shop just might be then a Subway in Stafford on more dangerous than a New York Dulles and then just days ago, subway platform. again at the Sugar Land store on Over recent months several Highway 6. Fort Bend Subway One report indicated sandwich shops have that this store has been been robbed. Men the target of robbers armed with handguns over four times in the storm the store, take last several years. In the employees hostage, the most recent case the grabbing what cash is suspect was described available and leave. by Sugar Land Police Suspect It started in Sugar spokesman as a black Land, moved to male about 6' and Stafford, Missouri City, and weighing 200 pounds. At the returned to Sugar Land. The time of the Highway 6 robbery "Star" reported on what he was wearing glasses, a black appeared to be the first in this baseball cap, black pants and was season’s reoccurring robbery jaunts. The Sugar Land Subway SUBWAY, continued on page 11 Pizza Hut location at 3638 Highway 6

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Spit; spat; NASTY!! By LeaAnne Klentzman

So for all of you who think police work is all fast cars and free food, here’s CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK a little reality for ya.’ A couple of weeks ago the Sugar Land police responded to physical altercation between parties. Yep, it was a yo’ momma call’n spit fest! Seems when police arrived, at the eating establishment, site of the alleged spit fest… they learned


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Sunday night about closing time, Sugar Land Police responded to an aggravated robbery call at the Pizza Hut located at 3638 State Highway 6. According to Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph, “Two men entered the restaurant, pointed handguns at two employees, jumped the counter and demanded money from the safe. The employees were unable to PIZZA HUT, continued on page 10

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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

Bev was always MADD No, not a typo. Bev Carter was indeed always MADD! Those of us at the S.E. Texas Regional Offices of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are saddened and have a genuine loss in the passing of Bev. There was more than once that Bev would actually call me and “get onto

me” because it had been a while since I had anything in the paper about MADD and the things we do in Ft. Bend County for the victims, and their families, of this violent crime. She would always ask, “Dave, are we still the “drunk driving capitol of the U.S.?” I still have to tell her “yes”. Bev made sure that the "F.B. Southwest Star" always stood up for the victims of drunk driving, and was

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very instrumental in getting information and education to our Ft. Bend residents about the programs we have… especially to eliminate underage drinking. At our last staff meeting, the MADD staff shared a moment of silence as we reflected on the extreme appreciation we have for this lady that championed those who need it most. On a personal note: Bev honored us when she attended a Jazz party at our home when we first moved to Sugar Land four years ago. We became instant friends. Laughing as we stood in my kitchen. I recall riding with her, quite the adventure in itself, to go look at homes that were empty that could hold foster children. I recall conversations about God, and more specifically church, because she knew I attended First United Methodist in Missouri City. One of the nicest compliments she gave me was that I was not like a “regular” Christian. I recall her calling me late one evening when her daughter had died, and was honored to have designed and delivered the personal family flowers for Sherry’s memorial service. I will miss my friend, my champion, my Southern “butt kicker”….my Bev. Dave Anderson Mothers Against Drunk Driving S.E. Texas

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It’s hard to believe that Bev is gone on to her eternal rest. She would always have kind encouraging words for me. I don’t know how Fort Bend will replace such a maverick who would hold accountability to public servants without hesitation. She would check on me from time to time and often remind me to stop working so hard and try to join her as a guest at local events. One who cared to share a gift, Besides many wouldn’t consider it so, However as a public servant,

she was someone you’d have to get to know, Why? Because she constantly reminded public servants, that “whom much is given, much is expected”, She definitely left a legacy to Ft. Bend County, Often, I’d be afraid for her and thought someone may hire a Bounty, No, she wanted to awaken us and get everyone stirred up, It was simply not to simmer but to brew and perk up the very best in us Now we all have something that makes us unique,

Bev could not help that her treasure was not just for her to keep, She was genuine and told you like it was, One who never ran from controversy, It was the message she wanted us to take seriously Everyone can keep their letters of complaints, And even stationaries as Bev has gone to her eternal rest, She’s done the best she can do on this side, Now Bev has gone on beyond life’s test Author unknown


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Friends of Library announce huge book sale now through August 3 The Friends of the Fort Bend County Library will have a huge sale on items in their book sale at George Memorial Library from now through August 3, in the lobby of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. In preparation for the renovations taking place at George Memorial Library from August 4 through September 29, when the library will be closed, items in the book sale will be 50% off the regular low prices. Gently-used books, magazines, audiobooks and videos are available. Donations of materials

cannot be accepted at the library while it is closed for renovations, but they will be welcome after the library re-opens on September 30. The Friends organization is instrumental in funding library programs such as the children’s Summer Reading Club. Proceeds from the book sale and annual membership dues also help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at George Memorial Library. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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In celebration of the end of summer, Sugar Land Town Square will host Back to School Splash Bash, a free outdoor splash day featuring a wide variety of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Back to School Splash Bash will take place in the Plaza of Sugar Land Town Square on Saturday, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include water balloon fights, sand castle contests, hula-hoop contests, inflatable water attractions, interactive games with Pinot’s Palette and more! Plus, there will be live music and food and beverages available for purchase from STADIA Sports Grill. Guests are encouraged to bring backpacks and school supplies for donation to the Fort Bend Rainbow Room. “Heading into the school year, the backpacks and school supplies collected will be put to good use by our clients,” said Tonya Lewis, executive director of the Fort Bend Rainbow Room. “We’d like to thank Sugar Land Town Square for supporting our efforts to provide assistance to children in need in our community.” The Fort Bend Rainbow Room is a local organization that brings hope to many children and adults involved with the Texas Department

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Man drowns after car plunges into lake By LeaAnne Klentzman

As Sunday evening wound to a close Fulshear police were called to a lake in the Cross Creek subdivision after a car plunged into the water. Fulshear Police Chief Kenny Seymour said Fulshear patrol units received the call about a car in the pond about 9:15 Sunday evening. Fulshear police and Fort Bend County Sheriff’s units all converged on the scene at the intersection of S. Fry and Cross Creek Bend. Seymour said officers from both agencies were on the scene inside of 2 minutes. When those officers arrived they found a resident in the water trying to rescue the occupant of the vehicle. Seymour said, “Officers with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office swam out to the submerged vehicle and attempted to locate the driver but due to the distance and the depth, they were unsuccessful in finding anyone.” According to witnesses, Ortiz-Rodriguez’s vehicle was driving westbound on S. Fry at a high rate of speed, said Seymour. He went on to explain that the vehicle failed to stop at the intersection, jumped the curb, and entered the lake. Witness also told law enforcement officers that they saw the occupant out of the truck “splashing around” before he went underneath the water. Shortly after 11 pm, members of the Richmond Fire Department’s Dive Team located the submerged body of Juan Ortiz- Rodriguez (22) of Houston, said Seymour.

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Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission will only grant a contested case hearing on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues that were raised in timely filed comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. TCEQ may act on an application to renew a permit for discharge of wastewater without providing an opportunity for a contested case hearing if certain criteria are met. MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on: (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. All written public comments and requests must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-800-6874040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. General information about TCEQ can be found at our web site at Further information may also be obtained from Quail Valley Utility District at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Joe Taylor at (281) 499-5539.

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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. 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

CITY OF STAFFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 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

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Independent Administration in the Estate of JOHN CHESTER MICKELSON, Jr., Deceased, were issued on July 1, 2013, in Docket No. 13-CPR-025414, pending in the Probate Court Number 2 of Fort Bend County, Texas, to: LINDA CLARK. The residence of the Administrator is in Fort Bend County, Texas, the post office address to which claims may be presented and which is preferred by the personal representative is: LINDA CLARK 1914 Sequoia Trail Ln Richmond, Texas 77469 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. DATED the 23RD day of July, 2013. DOEHRING & DOEHRING By: RICHARD L. DOEHRING 2000 South Dairy Ashford Suite 298 Houston, Texas 77077-5725 TEL (281) 497-0093 FAX (281) 497-8630 ATTORNEYS FOR THE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR

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.

CITY OF STAFFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 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

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City Manager fired; Bond referendum considered increase in property taxes to pay back the $12 million for Council to consider this bond election," she said. November bond referendum One-way streets--good The Rosenberg City Council idea or bad idea? will be deciding whether The Rosenberg City Council to move forward with a continues to have discussions November bond election that with the Texas Department would include 10 projects at a of Transportation about the cost of $12.5 million dollars. so-called One-Way Pairs The plan, compiled by a project which would involve City Task Force, calls for turning Avenue H and Avenue the measure to be divided I into one-way streets as a way into four propositions. to reduce traffic congestion. • Proposition 1, which TxDOT held a workshop would cost $8.6 million, for the City Council includes various road projects on the issue July 23 and downtown sidewalks. The One-Way Pairs • The $2.2 million dollar project is something TxDOT Proposition 2 plan includes a has supported for several new baseball field, a nature years. The Rosenberg City center at Seabourne Creek Council passed resolutions Park and improvements in favor of the measure in to community parks. • Proposition 3 will cost $900,00 and will be used to install additional security cameras around the city, PIZZA HUT, continued from page 1 updating dispatcher software and improved communication open the safe, so the two men took money from for the fire department. • Proposition 4 will spend the cash register.” $850,000 to implement 10 The employees were ordered railroad quiet zones. Quieter into a restroom at gunpoint wayside horns will be and told to remain there until installed which will reduce after the men left. Interestingly, noise at railroad crossings. this robbery is very similar to Rosenberg's Finance last week’s Subway robbery. Director, Joyce Vasut said The suspects in this case paying for the projects were described as black males. could be managed without One was 30 to 40 years old, an increase in the current about 6’. He was wearing debt rate. “That means no black pants, a black shirt, a FIRED, continued from page 1

2005 and 2007. Complex issues like establishing rights-of-way, funding and concerns about public support have delayed the plan. Rosenberg's City Attorney, Lora Lenzsch said the city charter prevents the measure from being put to a council vote. One option for the council is to pass a resolution that eliminates the two previous resolutions in the hopes of eventually putting the issue to a public vote. TxDOT can still move forward with the project because they have the rightsof-way on Avenue H and I. Mayor Vincent Morales said he is in talks with TxDOT to set up a meeting to get public feedback.

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"God gives us hope and faith and I keep on believing that God will work this out for me and for my family," Williams said. "I know it is going to be alright."


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Tara... the new OK Corral? THE FORT BEND


Sugar Land, please...Stafford, please...Missouri City, please…

Fort Bend a little bit "Canadian style" could go a long way Forget being "Gangum style!" As ethnically diverse as is Fort Bend County, not unlike many of the populated places in Canada along the

coast bordering the U.S., Fort Bend County would really benefit from the polite personality experienced here. This FortBendSTARSpotter

Daniela Freeman and her mom Elsa Malakoff Maxey.

is being sent from Vancouver and the beauty of this area is highly complimented by the gentle people exchange in this community. Obviously this helps the tourist industry since so many people flock over to enjoy the beauty in a friendly place albeit the weather could have something to do with it, too. The real reason for being here is to celebrate my daughter's wedding that took place in a not so well known island in Canada called Cortes Island three ferries away from Vancouver. This week's "star" is my daughter, Daniela, married to Canadian Derek Freeman and they are about to make their home in Fort Bend. She attended some Fort Bend ISD schools, graduated from St. Agnes Academy and more recently from the University of Houston. Our Fort Bend kids seem to really want to stay here. This is particularly evident in Missouri City's Quail Valley, which has up to three same family generations living there, and for realtors that's bound to be a selling point.   So lets really get our act even better tweaked with some more politeness and shine up this part of the Lone Star state's star... with the  kind of sweetness  the mere name of Sugar Land, central to Fort Bend, brings to mind. It may turn out that other areas may want to  be "Fort Bend style!"

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another. In that case two young men were driving on Pickett Drive in the Tara subdivision when they were stopped by three subjects in a white Explorer at the intersection of Pickett and Lee. Two of the occupants of the Explorer got out; one wielding

a pistol. “The first two turned their vehicle around and returned to a house on Jeb Stuart where they entered one of their homes,” explained Bob Haenel. He went on to say that as the white Explorer rolled up to the home on Jeb Stuart, three young black males got out of the vehicle and began shooting hand guns into

the air and into the ground. One of the males whom had returned to his Jeb Stuart residence stepped out of the house with a shotgun. No further information was available on any of the three cases. It appears Tara might just slip into a war zone like the plantation it was named for.

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missing one of his front teeth. There is no store video, and no one in the area saw anything. In each of the cases the store has been robbed by men with guns demanding access to the safe; then ordering the staff to the cooler or back office for

a prescribed amount of time before calling police. None of the cases have resulted in much bounty according to authorities. Neither have any of the cases appeared to warrant a closer police presence in the area; nor has the commercial district installed 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.

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Giving Spirits Concert Series Enjoy live music in the Sugar Land Town Plaza by David Caceres, Friday, August 7:30-9:30 p.m. This month’s concert benefits the Fort Bend Rainbow Room,For more information, visit


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 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@ 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.-

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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 New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. Aug. 19, 2013, Nov. 18, 2013, Feb. 17, 2014, May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713-222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. 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. - August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sugar land Town Square. Join us each Friday morning for Fitness in the Plaza featuring FREE Boot Camp,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 Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second

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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.


Dragon Boat Regatta This 10th annual Regatts will be held at Brooks Lake @ Fluor Daniel, Sugar Land, 8:30-4 p.m., free to the public. Visit wwwtexasdragonboat. com.

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Christmas in July preparations are underway for Candlelight Tours It may only July, but the Fort Bend Museum Docents are busily preparing for the annual Candlelight Tours, which for many is the kickoff to Christmas festivities. “Each year, the docents decorate the 1883 historic home of the Moore family for almost 100 years.  Every year’s theme is different; this year the docents will present “Life in the Moore Home” to highlight events in the home, community, nation, and world during various periods between the 1890’s and the mid-20th century,” said John Baker, co-vice president, Fort Bend County Museum Docents. Candlelight tours for the public will be held December 6 from 6 PM to 8 PM and on December 7, from 2 PM

to 8 PM. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children.   Group tours are available by reservation December 6, 9 AM to 11 AM and 1 PM till 3 PM.  Call 281-341-6478 to schedule your group.

The docents are volunteers who support the mission of the Fort Bend County Museum Association, which is “to preserve the history of Fort Bend County and the surrounding area. The Association strives to inspire and educate the public for the purpose of

strengthening awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage for future generations.” The Fort Bend County Museum Association has preserved and interpreted Fort Bend County and Texas history since 1967. For more information, please visit

Victory to the 9U Fort Bend Braves

Anthony and Rose Scanlin

Celebrated 65 years of marriage on July 25, 2013. Congratulations Dad and Mom, Your loving family.

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.

GOLF COURSES Photo by Russell W. Roark

In only their third tournament as a team, the 9U Fort Bend Braves have taken home their second Championship at Sugar Land Little League's inaugural Summer Splash Tournament. Outlasting several quality teams, and the persistent rain, the team went an undefeated 5-0, including a semi-final win over the Fort Bend Boom (5-4), and a championship win over the Houston Colt .45's (11-3). Shown front row (l-r) are: Andrew DeWese, Kenan Elarton, Caden Hyatt, Ryan Dugas, Jordan Hall, Victor McManaman, Pedro Medina Jr., Cruz Medina, and Andrew Medina. Chris Roark (not pictured), helped the Braves on Saturday during the tournament.  Coaches assistant:  Nick Kautzmann; Frank Kautzmann, coach; Andy DeWese, manager; and Pedro Medina Sr., coach.

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.

Tina Gibson guest speaker at Fort Bend Optimist Club Tina Gibson, the Fort Bend Republican Party's representative to the State Party's Executive Committee spoke at the Ft. Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land on Tuesday, July 17. Tina is elected by the Fort Bend Republican Executive Committee and represents parts of Ft. Bend Co., Harris. and Brazoria County. Ms. Gibson regularly participates in all the State Wide Republican Party strategy and planning sessions.

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

Fort Bend/Katy Shown with Tina Gibson are William Johnson, Mel Haycraft, and Roy Lawrence.

WELCOME CLASS OF 2014! LEADERSHIP FORUM ALUMNI REUNION Come out to meet the new class and past graduates of the Fort Bend Leadership Forum

Thursday, August 1st • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Classic Chevrolet in Sugar Land DON’T MISS IT! GREAT MUSIC, FOOD, DRINKS AND LOTS OF FUN! LIBATIONS from BRAMAN WINERY and FORT BEND BREWING COMPANY



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