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Some citizens object to security cameras in FBISD schools By Michael Sudhalter

ings with adequate coverage in common areas of each Given the ongoing conschool which include encerns about school safety, trances and exits, hallways, Fort Bend ISD is preparing cafeteria, and other places to spend approximately where students may congre$14.1 million on security gate.” cameras for district schools. The FBISD board of The district currently trustees will vote on Monhas 2,098 analog cameras, day to decide whether to put but if the proposed $538 the proposed bond on the million bond passes, the cur- ballot for the Nov. 4 election. rent cameras will replaced The security cameras with 3,700 internet protocol represent a little less than (IP) cameras “to provide the half of the $30.1 million alschools and support buildlocated to Safety & Security msudhalter @ fortbendstar.com

in the proposed bond. Missouri City resident Yvonne Larsen spoke at a Bond information meeting on Aug. 4 and questioned the legal and constitutional use of the security cameras. According to the district, the Texas Education Code does not require permission or consent to use videotape or voice recording, if the purpose of the recording is to be used only for purposes of safety and discipline. Missouri City resident

Kris Allfrey, who lost a FBISD Board of Trustees election in May, said on Facebook that the district should address crime on campus in ways other than the installation of new caeras. “Cameras just record the crime,” Allfrey said. “They do nothing to stop the behavior.” According to the district, the tax rate will not in-

Editor’s note: This week’s story on the proposed Fort Bend ISD bond is the first in a series of stories. This story focuses on school security, while others will look into school construction, facilities, and more.

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The Gift of Life Page 7 Ty Stubbs has Fort Bend Christian in position for a banner year.

The owner of Collision Connection in Missouri City has filed a lawsuit against employees of the City of Sugar Land in regards to the city’s towing contract.

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Lawyers representing Missouri City residents Andre Graves, and his mother, Frances Hernandez, share their amazing story of Graves’ survival from a a longtime owner of a Misrare illness. He received four pints of blood from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, and now, the family encourages others souri City-based towing to donate blood. (Photos by Michael Sudhalter) business filed a suit on Monday in Fort Bend District Court, alleging that the city of Sugar Land unfairly awarded its tow By Michael Sudhalter truck contracts. msudhalter @ fortbendstar.com The lawsuit, which Andre Graves doesn’t doesn’t seek monetary know the people respondamages but rather to void sible for saving his life Help save a life before the current contracts, isn’t more than a decade ago, the Sugar Land Skeeters against the city itself, but but tears come to his eyes take on the Camden Riv- names several individuals when he thinks about it. ersharks between 11 a.m. in their official municipal The 11-year-old Misand 7 p.m. on Saturday capacity. souri City resident believes at Constellation Field for John Elias has owned that divine intervention a chance to throw out the and operated Collision played a role in first pitch. The all-day Clinic for approximately delivering four pints of blood drive begins in the 30 years and is one of the blood to save him from a exclusive Insperity Club, towing companies that had deadly illness in 2003. where donors will have a contract with the city for “God helped a me a lot,” the opportunity to meet many years. said Graves, who’s entering Andre Graves, left, and his mother, Frances Hernandez, share the players from 11 a.m. In March, the Sugar the sixth grade at Quail a light moment outside their Missouri City home. Graves’ life to 3 p.m. The blood drive Land Police re-did its Valley Middle School. was saved by blood donors 10 years ago. (Photos by Michael Sudhalter) continues until 7 p.m. towing contracts, and the Graves and his mother, Donors should drink number went from apFrances Hernandez, have to 7 p.m. Saturday before On May 15, 2004 — plenty of water and eat a proximately 11 towers to become active with the the Sugar Land Skeeters’ Hernandez’s first Mother’s hearty meal prior to givGulf Coast Regional Blood game at Constellation Day ‚ “she took Graves to ing. H SEE TOWING, PG 6 Center (GCRBC). They Field. a Memorial Hermann hosrecorded a public service Graves was born six pital where they figured announcement for the non- weeks pre-mature on July out the situation was more profit organization and 4, 2003, and it affected his serious than doctors elseappeared on one the orga- immune system. where had thought. nization’s calendars. “Prematurity definitely Graves’ abscess rupHernandez tries to played a part in the se- tured, and the resulting encourage friends and co- verity of his situation,” infection went into his workers to participate in Hernandez said. chest cavity. He had troublood drives. Donors must When Graves was 10 ble breathing and ran a be at least 17 years old. months old, he developed high fever. “I instill in Andre how a Retropharyngeal abscess His blood pressure important it is to pay it behind his throat. dropped, and doctors were To schedule appointment, call: • PAIN MANAGEMENT forward,” Hernandez said. “He’d run high fevers concerned his lungs would DR. SURYA RAGUTHU • PHYSICAL THERAPY ACE Pain Management “All of the adults in our with a lot of fussing and collapse. • WORK COMPENSATION & Physical Therapy • SPECIAL SERVICES family are donors, knowing crying,” Hernandez said. Doctors and nurses bewhat happened to Andre.” “Doctors kept saying he gan comforting Hernandez Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 6pm • Saturday 8am - 12pm The GCRBC will host had a virus, and they 1235 LAKE POINTE PARKWAY, SUITE 103 • SUGAR LAND, TX 77478 H SEE BLOOD DONOR, PG 6 a blood drive from 11 a.m. thought it would pass.” 832-532-0050 • WWW.ACEPAIN.COM

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Cypress man, Houston woman arrested for DWI Civil Servant of the Week: Sugar Land police ar- tain his balance, and he FBISD Social Worker pens book on financial literacy, success rested Zhuang Zhang, 32, failed a field sobriety test. of Cypress and charged him with driving while intoxicated at 2:40 a.m. Thursday. A patrol office stopped a vehicle in the 14600 block of U.S. Hwy. 59 north. Officers said Zhang's voice was slurred, his eyes were glassy, and he was unable to main-

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A double celebration is nearing for Fort Bend ISD social worker, Janice Little, who on Sept. 20 will celebrate her graduation and book release. Little will receive her Doctor of Management Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix early that afternoon and will release her new book, The Graduate’s Gift, later that evening. “Janice is a whirlwind of energy, vitality, and enthusiasm,” said Sandra Thomas, retired FBISD social worker. “Her ideas for programs and projects flow profusely. More importantly, she has a love for children beyond compare and a knack

for knowing what gives them the extra encouragement to help them succeed.” While completing her dissertation on The Effects of a Financial Literacy Intervention on Teachers’ Financial Literacy, Awareness, and Advocacy, Little was also writing her second book. Her first book, The G.O.O.D. Diva’s Journal, teaches readers how to get out of debt. In her recent book, she uses a baseball analogy to share the four bases for success. When asked which excites her more – earning her degree or completing the book – Little replied, “I’m equally overjoyed by both accomplish-

ments because I know that each will help fulfill my passion to serve the community and promote college and career readiness among youth.” Helping youth succeed is a passion of hers. Little is founder of Kids Money Klub After-School Program and Kids’ Money Mart, two programs that teach youth financial responsibility. She has also led teams for participating in the CSTEM International Challenge and National Stock Market Game Competition, and has been active in the Failing Forward Leadership Project, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, Beautiful Me, Black Enterprise Kidpreneur Konference and

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Sugar Land native Jacob Milwee has climbed the ranks of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce since he joined the staff as the Director of Member Services in the summer of 2008. Now, he’s ready to take the things he learned from outgoing president Terry Burge and former presidents Ken Stallman and David Santana when he becomes the Chamber’s next president on Sept. 1. Burge will leave the position to accept an opportunity become vice president of Mueller Environmental Designs. “Terry had a very positive attitude and a pretty clear vision of what a Chamber of Commerce should be, and it’s a vision I’m happy to adopt,” Milwee said. “Ken taught me quite a lot about financial management and rolling with the punches. I learned the basics and fundamentals of a Chamber of

Commerce.” Milwee said he hopes to make the Chamber more visible in the community and to strengthen its existing programs. He also wants to make the Chamber a “clearinghouse of information” for businesses and the community. He’d also like to build upon the “Buy Local” campaign that encourages local residents to frequent businesses in the Heights area. Milwee, 34, grew up in Sugar Land, graduating from Dulles High School. He studied theater at the University of St. Thomas and worked as a director, screenwriter and in set design in New York, Houston and Los Angeles. “I found out that it’s much more rewarding as a hobby than as a career,” Milwee said. “L.A. was a lot of fun, but Houston’s home. After moving back to Houston from L.A., Santana – one of Milwee’s friends from college – contacted

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tafford Municipal School District superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic inherited a challenge when he arrived in June from Denton ISD. Luckily, for Stafford ISD teachers, local residents and students, he’s taking the district staff’s 23 percent turnover rate seriously and has already taken steps to address it. Bostic presides over a district that has faced seemingly insurmountable challenges during its

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“If we could afford more, we’d propose more,” Bostic said. When one looks at the starting salary of a SMSD teacher ($48,190), it’s not that different than a first-year Fort Bend ISD teacher ($50,000). But by the fifth year, a Stafford teacher with a bachelor’s degree would make $49,173 while their FBISD counterpart would make $52,500 – a wider gulf. FBISD is more than 17 times larger than SMSD. Districts in similar size to Stafford are usually located in relatively rural areas, rather than smack dab in the middle of Houston and Sugar Land, which poses another challenge to SMSD. Bostic said there are things the district can control, beyond financials, to make the district attractive to teachers. “Morale is one of the things, and community building (is another),” Bostic said. “We focus on the people we have and know our people by name.” When prospective teachers graduate from college, they often have few concerns aside from the scourge that is student loans. Although it’s less than a $2,000 difference, there’s something much more at-

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tractive about the round number of $50,000. But if they consider the option of working in a smaller district where everyone knows your name, it’s not an issue. But enter Year 5, when that prospective teacher is 27 or 28 years old. There’s a higher probability that said teacher will be married, have a child or two, and own a home instead of renting an apartment. At that point, every penny of the $3,400 makes a difference, and that’s the challenge that SMSD faces. There are no easier answers. SMSD (and other school districts) also face the challenge of the private sector. A robust economy, such as the one in Fort Bend (and Greater Houston) produces more opportunities for talented

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people. A science teacher could potentially double his or her teaching salary by going into the Oil & Gas Industry. There’s no way to compete with that, but emphasizing the quality of life aspect that Dr. Bostic stressed would be a key step toward trying. In my conversation with Dr. Bostic, I brought up a personal experience in which I taught Journalism and Communications at a small charter school in the Houston area. About half of the teachers at the school, including myself, were new to the profession. In my opinion, those teachers were productive because they were hungry and full of energy. If the pattern continued, and that school served as something of a farm system to larger public school system that paid more, it’s all good, right? Not so, said the man equipped with a doctorate in Education. “The veteran teachers have the culture, institutional knowledge,” said

Bostic, noting that SMSD has a lot of veteran teachers at the present time. I wasn’t a teacher for long, but my mother’s been in the profession for more than 40 years. I’ve seen her wake up at 6 a.m. and return 6 p.m., only to correct papers after dinner. In an ideal world, it would be cool if the community could create a charity fund that would provide extra pay for teachers. That’s not realistic, but there are other ways the community can rally around its teachers. Provide discounts on apartments, restaurants and other businesses. Create a program where community volunteers can assist in clean up projects or help beautify the school, so those costs can be re-allocated toward teacher pay. Dr. Bostic shared with me that teachers are the district’s second-most important resource, after the obvious top priority, the students. In this case, the top two priorities are inextricably linked.

Friday Night Might THE HIGH SCHOOL -- Workers are getting ready for the most important part of Texas’ high schools’ autumn term. No, not math or English or even homeroom. It’s football, of course. CBS newsman and native Texan Bob Schieffer once observed, “In Texas, the week begins on Friday nights.” Drive across our state on a fall Friday evening and, as you go through small towns, you’ll see the stadium lights, hear the bands and cheers. A sports reporter once observed that he if were a smart burglar in Texas, he’d ply his trade only in the visitor’s towns on fall Friday nights because the populace, including the cops, would be out of town at the high school’s football game.              As the Fightin’ Wombats from East Tumbleweed High begin their season, let’s look at this mammoth, extensive and expensive operation. (My local stadium is so big and splendid many a college would love to have it. Do you use a plastic mower to cut AstroTurf?) Football in Texas’ public schools grades 7-12 is run by the University Interscholastic League or UIL. There are 1,470 member schools in the League, which apparently includes every public school in the state, plus two private schools -- Dallas Jesuit and Houston Strake Jesuit -- schools which are too large to be a part of the private school league, so a state law allowed them to become a part of UIL. I wonder if they get to cherry-pick the best Catholic athletes in Dallas and Houston? Notre Dame would probably know. Virtually every major college has young Texans on its roster, which explains a story that, at an NCAA coaches’ convention some years ago, Duffy Daugherty of Michigan State ran into Tommy Prothro of UCLA and berated

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him. “What are you doing poaching players in my territory?” To which Prothro replied, “I haven’t even been in Michigan.” “I’m not talking about Michigan. I’m talking about Texas!” This situation chaps me because Texas taxpayers ready these young men to play college football and then they go somewhere else. Can we send them a bill? Thus far nine former UIL players have received the Heisman Trophy including two from Dallas’ Woodrow Wilson High. Twenty-four have been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. It’s hard to give an exact number of UIL products playing professional football today, especially since the NFL has been in training camp and several will be cut. But it is around 150 players. One reason for the later success of our lads is that all Texas high school coaches in all sports programs must be full-time employees of the school district they coach for. And a lot of coaching there is: more than 150,000 student-athletes are in foot­ball Another plus: Texas is the only state where high school football uses NCAA rules, so there is no great change in rules between the Fightin’ Wombats and playing for the Lackluster Longhorns. H SEE FRIDAY, PG 5


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H FRIDAY, FROM PG4 In recent years the UIL has toyed with where to stage the finals in football so that it is not too far away. That rules out El Paso and Brownsville, although neither town has had much luck in winning state football championships lately. And the stadium has to be covered. So Dallas (AT&T), San Antonio (AlamoDome) and Houston (NRG formerly Reliant Stadium) fight for the game. How big are these events? This from the UIL: Last year was the first time that all

football state championship games, 11-man and 6-man, were held at the same facility (AT&T). The Texas high school football attendance record was broken during the Allen vs. Pearland game – 54,347 people showed up, no doubt a majority of them college scouts. 11-man football attendance: 221,339 (for 10 games) 6-man football attendance: 14,288 (for two games). As with my local stadium, some colleges would envy these attendance figures. Another change: This is the first year the UIL will have a Conference 6A. In football this means that all

THE STAR six-man football is Conference 1A and the 11-man schools are in conferences 2A through 6A. (The old line about the UIL goes: “There are better football programs, but they play on Sunday afternoons.”) Besides football, five athletic events have state championships at The University of Texas-Austin facilities; swimming and diving, track and field, golf, softball, and baseball – only one conference of baseball and golf played at UT. The one-act play state meet and academics state meets are both held on UT’s campus as well as many music com-

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orbit (the side closer to the earth), it seems extra big and bright, and that is what makes that kind of moon known as an extra super moon, like Sunday’s. This month’s event is part of a 2014 super moon trio with the first taking place on July 12th, the second this past Sunday, and the last one this year will happen on Sept 9th. So when you look up at the skies next month, maybe there will be a plane or an eagle, but supermoon will surely be in the horizon!

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According to the Handbook of Texas, the group, which is now the oldest and largest high school association of its kind in the U.S., began life at a Texas State Teachers Association meeting in Abilene in 1910 as part of the newly created Extension Bureau of UT. Known first as the Debating League of Texas High Schools, the league expanded its functions and in 1911 became the Debating and Declamation League of Texas Schools. Athletics didn’t enter the picture until 1912 when a track and field meet – not football -- was added by taking over the functions

of the Interscholastic Athletic Association. Then came two public-speaking events, contests in dramatics, journalism, music, essay writing, and finally football, basketball, tennis, golf and a bunch of other events. Former UIL participants include LBJ, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Earl Campbell, Bill Moyers and Sandra Day O’Connor. Houston sports columnist Mickey Herskowitz, wrote: “There must really be something to religion. People keep comparing it to Texas high school football.” Amen. Ashby competes at ashby2@comcast.net

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE The Stafford Municipal School District will hold a public meeting at 7:00 P.M. on August 27, 2014 in Stafford Civic Center at 1415 Constitution, Stafford, Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district’s budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited. The tax rate that is ultimately adopted at this meeting or at a separate meeting at a later date may not exceed the proposed rate shown below unless the district publishes a revised notice containing the same information and comparisons set out below and holds another public meeting to discuss the revised notice. Maintenance Tax

$1.04005/$100 (Proposed rate for maintenance and operations)

School Debt Service Tax Approved by Local Voters

$0.20000/$100 (proposed rate to pay bonded indebtedness)

Comparison of Proposed Budget with Last Year’s Budget The applicable percentage increase or decrease (or difference) in the amount budgeted in the preceding fiscal year and the amount budgeted for the fiscal year that begins during the current tax year is indicated for each of the following expenditure categories: Maintenance and operations

2.92% increase

or % (decrease)

Debt service

2.27% increase

or % (decrease)

Total expenditures

2.83% increase

or % (decrease)

Total Appraised Value and Total Taxable Value (as calculated under Section 26.04, Tax Code) Total appraised value* of all property Total appraised value* of new property** Total taxable value*** of all property Total taxable value*** of new property**

Preceding Tax Year $2,367,636,807 $49,477,300 $2,060,487,274 $29,516,679

Current Tax Year $2,348,489,629 $29,060,590 $2,032,145,287 $12,358,536

* “Appraised value” is the amount shown on the appraisal roll and defined by Section 1.04(8), Tax Code. ** “New property” is defined by Section 26.012(17), Tax Code. *** “Taxable value” is defined by Section 1.04(10), Tax Code.

Bonded Indebtedness Total amount of outstanding and unpaid bonded indebtedness*

$ 60,620,000

Comparison of Proposed Rates with Last Year’s Rates Maintenance Interest Total Local Revenue State Revenue & Operations & Sinking Fund* Per Student Per Student

Last Year’s Rate $1.04005

$0.20995*

$1.25000

$8,087

$954

Rate to Maintain Same Level of Maintenance & Operations Revenue & Pay Debt Service $1.05564

$0.19955*

$1.25519

$8,265

$859

Proposed Rate

$0.20000*

$1.24005

$8,205

$833

$1.04005

Comparison of Proposed Levy with Last Year’s Levy on Average Residence Last Year Average Market Value of Residences $141,180 Average Taxable Value of Residences $96,645 Last Year’s Rate Versus Proposed Rate per $100 Value $1.24005 Taxes Due on Average Residence $1,208.06 Increase (Decrease) in Taxes

This Year $149,209 $101,994 $1.25000 $1,264.78 $56.72

Under state law, the dollar amount of school taxes imposed on the residence homestead of a person 65 years of age or older or of the surviving spouse of such a person, if the surviving spouse was 55 years of age or older when the person died, may not be increased above the amount paid in the first year after the person turned 65, regardless of changes in tax rate or property value.

Notice of Rollback Rate: The highest tax rate the district can adopt before requiring voter approval at an election is 1.04005. This election will be automatically held if the district adopts a rate in excess of the rollback rate of 1.04005.

Fund Balances The following estimated balances will remain at the end of the current fiscal year and are not encumbered with or by a corresponding debt obligation, less estimated funds necessary for operating the district before receipt of the first state aid payment:

Maintenance and Operations Fund Balance(s) Interest & Sinking Fund Balance(s)

$9,582,827 $1,334,197

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and Andre’s father, Andre Graves Sr., because they were concerned that he wasn’t going to survive. Graves received four pints of blood from GCRBC donors that played an important role in his recovery. Today, Graves is a healthy pre-teen who regularly makes the honor roll and competes in football, basketball and baseball. Obviously, he was too young to remember the scary experience from the spring of 2004, but he’s certainly grateful.

The Sugar Land Rotary Fall Classic organizers surround a 2014 Chevy Camaro that will be leased to one lucky winner at the annual fundraising event. On Sept. 13 at Constellation Field, Rotarians and guests will enjoy Happy Hour, a delicious buffet dinner, and silent and live auctions, with all proceeds benefitting local and national service organizations. Tickets are $100 for admittance and raffle tickets for the car may be purchased separately for $100. Go to www.rotaryfallclassic. com for more information and stop by Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land to purchase tickets. Pictured from left to right are Rick Smith, Michelle Royster, David Alexander, Jim Munnell, Patrick Bullard, Rebecca Deurlein, and Greg Pendley.

H SECURITY, FROM PG 1 crease if the new bond is passed “due to the growth of the tax base and proactive financial management.” Larsen was also concerned about who owns the footage. She raised the point on a Facebook post that the recordings only benefit the vendor or contractor. The district won’t have a vendor for the cameras, until if/when the bond passes. “Cameras simply record images to a video recorder,” said Fort Bend ISD police chief David Rider said. “The images are stored on the video recorder. Vendors sell the hardware, but they have no access to the video footage.” FBISD superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre said the contents of the video can be used for disciplinary action, or if necessary, prosecution. “Video footage that is part of a police investigation is considered evidence and cannot be released to anyone without a subpoena or court order,” Rider said. “(If the defendants wanted to see it), their defendant’s attorney would have to subpoena the evidence.” The district used an independent consultant that concluded high school campuses require 96 cameras, middle schools require 66 and elementary, 34. Among the other security features are security fencing at 41 elementary schools at a cost of $1.28 million and a $525,000 video intercom system that would allow each school to grant access through selected doors. The addition of stronger, bullet resistant windows at $1.8 million, known as “window film”, which would decrease the risk of flying glass in severe weather and make it more difficult for intruders to access campuses.

H TOWING, FROM PG 1 five. Elias’ company wasn’t among those selected and has lost about half of his business, said Leland Irwin, a Richmond-based attorney representing him. “Mr. Elias has done everything he can to avoid litigation – he’s tried to talk to city officials,” Irwin said. “The police department should have resolved it.” Elias’ attorneys claim that some of the towing businesses that received contracts received “special treatment,” but city spokesman Doug Adolph said that is “not accurate.” City officials declined to speak directly about the lawsuit, but issued a statement on the establishment of the new towing contracts in Sugar Land in March – the first time they’d re-done the process in more than a decade. “The Sugar Land Police Department identified prob-

lems with its wrecker truck rotation that included tow trucks not on the contract arriving at accident scenes claiming they were sent by one of Sugar Land’s contracted companies,” according to the statement. “The chief of police recently established a process for annual renewal of the contracts to ensure insurance coverage is up to date and trucks that show up at accident scenes belong to companies on Sugar Land’s rotation.  The new process better protects motorists from predatory business practices.” Irwin said the new contracts state that companies can’t operate as a DBA “doing business as,” but according to the city, companies can operate as a DBA but not multiple DBAs. Irwin said tow trucks companies that no longer have contracts to operate in Sugar Land could go elsewhere in the area. “But that doesn’t pay the bills today,” he said.

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Stubbs prepares to lead Fort Bend Christian by example By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@ fortbendstar.com

Ty Stubbs may be 5-foot-11 and 305 pounds, but he’s surprisingly fast off The Clements High volleyball team looks to return to the the ball. playoffs this season. The Rangers lost to Clear Falls in the first “He’s a big guy, but he round last season. (Photo by Christina Martinez) has great feet,” Fort Bend Christian Academy head football coach Dave Roberts said. “In baseball, he’s a pitcher and first baseman. He’s played the last two years with a torn labrum, so he should be (even) better than he’s been (now that he’s By Christina Martinez just the varsity. healthy).” Christina @ theleadernews.com “Those are two things we That’s scary news for try and focus on everyday opposing linemen on the The Clements High voland the volleyball stuff Eagles’ schedule. leyball team opens their comes after that,” Adcock Stubbs, an 18-year-old season last week with continues, “We take care Sugar Land resident, was a non-conference match of everybody and try to get all-state TAPPS 4A selecagainst Stratford. The everyone competitive.” tion on the offensive and Rangers lost to Stratford The Rangers have defensive lines as a right last fall in a neutral nonreturning seniors that un- guard and defensive tackle, district match, 3-1 and will derstand Adcock and her respectively. host Memorial at 5 p.m. expectations. Madison CofKentucky, Memphis and Thursday. fee, an outside hitter, has Rice and some Division II The Rangers are in their confidence in her team and programs have expressed second year with head has a good outlook for the interest in Stubbs, who had coach Jenny Adcock and season. shoulder surgery in January the team sees possibility “This season has all of and then spent the summer for their upcoming season. us really excited, we have “I think that our setters a lot of young talent comare more experienced and ing up,” Coffee said. “Very comfortable since this is strong hitters, very strong their second season back,” passers. Last season, we Adcock said. “This is my made a playoff run that we second year here so they didn’t make for the past are more comfortable with couple years. So we have working with me. The high hopes for a good seagirls, in general, know son.” what I expect of them.” Coffee also says that the Adcock says she is focus- team’s familiarity and coming on two things this year, munication with each other competing and focusing on is what will bring success the team as a whole, not to their season. Six things every student athlete should know before bituary taking the field With the fall sports season gearing up, physicians with Memorial Hermann January 25, 1927 - July 25, 2014 want to help keep young Charles L. Laperouse, (later Lap’s Drugs), in Staf- athletes healthy and safe 87, passed away on July ford and later managed Ava- both on and off the field.  25, 2014, preceded in death lon Drugs in Houston for 23 Young athletes (and parents by his beloved wife of 45 years. He was a member of too) should consider these years, Mary; his father ElHoly Family Catholic Church more, mother Leonie, brothin Missouri City, a Charter tips – provided by Alfred er Lloyd, and sister Sandra Member of the Sta-Mo Lions Mansour, M.D., pediatDavis. urvived by his son, club (1957), The Knights of ric orthopedic and sports James and wife Debbie; columbus, Stafford Histori- medicine surgeon affiliated daughter Renee Falls and husband cal Society, Golden Friendship Group, with Children’s Memorial Dewayne; eight grandchildren, sixteen a past Parade Marshall for the City of Hermann Hospital and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces Stafford and was an original member of Summer Ott, Psy.D., Direcand nephews; loving in-laws, Pauline the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department. tor of the Sports Concussion and Vernon Eschenfelder, Joe and BesIn lieu of flowers, the family requests Program at Memorial Hersie Falsone and Mary Falsone. that donations be made to the charity of mann IRONMAN Sports He served in the United States Army your choice. Medicine Institute – to enin world War II and returned to go into Condolences may be offered at sure they are fit for play: business as owner of Breaux Drugs www.EarthmanSouthwest.com.

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Becky Stettler File, 84, of Houston, Texas passed away on Friday, August 08, 2014. She was born on May 31, 1930 to Paul Hassam Stettler and Rebecca Meyer Stettler in Rochester, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 50 years Donald R. File, Sr.; and her brother Paul Stettler. Becky graduated from Ambridge High School and received her R.N. from Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land, former member of Quail Valley Women’s Golf Association and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Fort Bend County Women’s Shelter. Becky is survived by daughters, Kimberle File, Pam Terry and husband Kim, Jan Sears and husband Rex and Becky Newman and husband Walter; son Donald R. File, Jr. and wife Kendra; grandchildren, Emily Burgess and husband Justin and son Connor, Katie Calhoun and husband Jim, Leslie Terry and fiancé Chris Jordan, Abby

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working out and training at Snap Fitness in Missouri City. Snap Fitness owner Jordan Black, a former Notre Dame football standout and a 10-year NFL veteran offensive lineman, happens to be the Eagles’ line coach as well. “Ty Stubbs can be as dominant on the offensive and defensive lines as he wants to be,” Black said. “He’s put in the time and is passionate about the game. He lost 35 pound in two months through diet and exercise. He’s taken charge as a senior.” Stubbs returns as part of an experienced defensive line, but he’ll have to mentor the offensive line, which doesn’t have as much experience, in advance of the Eagles’ season opener on Aug. 29 at Danbury. While many of his peers were playing Junior Varsity

Wilder and husband Mike, Tom and Claire Sears, and Jenny Jane and Nick Newman; brother David Stettler and wife Jean; and many other relatives and cherished friends. Becky’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Mike Myers officiating. The family would like to thank Diana Rodriguez and the staff at Pearland Clare Bridge for their devoted and loving care given to Becky as she progressed through Alzheimer’s. We would also like to thank Laura Labay and the staff at Hallmark Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be given in Becky’s name to Amazing Place, 3735 Drexel, Houston, TX 77027. Condolences may be sent to the File family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www. jeterfuneralhome.com.

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LEGAL NOTICES H H H H H CITY OF STAFFORD REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS EVENT COORDINATOR The City of Stafford is requesting statements of qualifications and proposals for an event coordinator. Detailed specifications and instructions are available at City of Stafford, City Hall or by contacting Susan Ricks at 281-208-6902. Proposals should be sealed and marked “Qualifications and Proposals – Event Coordinator” and delivered to the City Secretary of the City of Stafford, 2610 S. Main, Stafford, TX 77477 before 4:00 P.M. (Local Time), August 27, 2014. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the City Hall Administration Office on August 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 S Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Proposals received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Faxed applications will not be accepted. City Council is expected to determine the most highly qualified provider and authorize the execution of an engagement letter at the regular City Council meeting scheduled for September 3, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted and to request additional information.

CITY OF STAFFORD REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS The City of Stafford is requesting statements of qualifications and proposals for a Marketing and Promotions firm for the City of Stafford’s 10th Anniversary celebration. Detailed specifications and instructions are available at City of Stafford, City Hall or by contacting Susan Ricks at 281-208-6902. Proposals should be sealed and marked “Qualifications and Proposals – Marketing and Promotions” and delivered to the City Secretary of the City of Stafford, 2610 S. Main, Stafford, TX 77477 before 4:00 P.M. (Local Time), August 27, 2014. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the City Hall Administration Office on August 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 S Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Proposals received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Faxed applications will not be accepted. City Council is expected to determine the most highly qualified provider and authorize the execution of an engagement letter at the regular City Council meeting scheduled for September 3, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted and to request additional information.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, Cajun Self Storage LLC, 2935 FM 521 Fresno, TX 77545, Phone 281-431-2819, will hold a public auction to satisfy Landlord’s lien. Each of the following units is stated as having Household/General Misc items. The auction will be held @ 9:00 am on Saturday, September 6, 2014. The units to be auctioned are: Kenneth Boswell Unit- C-39- (household items) Antoine A. Dowdy Unit A-72 (household items) Guss T. Scott Unit B-50 (household items) Monica E. Woodbrige A-89, A-91 (fabric & sewing supplies) Nsidibe S. Williams Unit-B-11 (furniture & toys) Tramarcus & Latrice Edmonds Unit C-73 (furniture) Patricia A. Williams-Hayes Unit B-45 (furniture, appliances, clothes & boxes) Maria Cervantes Unit B-95 (clothes, house ware, car & tools) Carolyn J. Washington Unit A-42 (bedroom suite, boxes, etc) Cindy L. Drummer Unit B-100 (furniture, clothing & other goods) Brandon Hurns Unit B-98 (household goods) Jeanetta M. Matthews Unit A-47 (living room, bedrooms & dining room) Dephillia J McClenon Unit-B 120 (die cutting machine and other misc items) Cajun Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All successful bidders shall take possession and remove contents of the unit immediately. ALL SALES ARE FINAL & MUST BE PAID IN CASH ONLY.

NOTICE OF PENALTY PROVISIONS The following ordinance was adopted by the City of Meadows Place City Council on Tuesday, July 29, 2014: ORDINANCE NO. 2014-10 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MEADOWS PLACE, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION 153.094(B)(2) OF THE CODE OF MEADOWS PLACE BY ADDING A NEW SUBPART (f) THERETO IN ORDER TO ALLOW RESTAURANTS WITH DRIVETHRU SERVICE AS A SPECIFIC USE IN THE C-1 LIGHT COMMERCIAL DISTRICT; Providing for a penalty; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Penalty. Any person who violates or causes, allows, or permits another to violate any provision of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or, in the case of a violation of a provision of this Ordinance that governs fire safety, zoning, or public health and sanitation, including dumping of refuse, a fine of not more than Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00). Each occurrence of any such violation of this Ordinance shall constitute a separate offense. Each day on which any such violation of this Ordinance occurs shall constitute a separate offense. Janice M. Moore, City Secretary

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be accepted by Quail Valley Utility District for the following item at the Quail Valley U.D. office, Thursday, September 4, 2014 until 10:00 A.M., then publicly opened and read aloud. SLUDGE HAULING AND ULTIMATE DISPOSAL

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Specifications and additional information may be obtained at the Quail Valley U.D. office, 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas 77459 Phone: (281) 499-5539.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be accepted by Quail Valley Utility District for the following items, including delivery, to Quail Valley Utility District Office, Thursday, September 4, 2014, until 10:00 AM, then publicly opened and read aloud: 36,000 lbs. liquid chlorine in 2,000 lb. containers

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20,000 lbs. liquid sulfur dioxide in 2,000 lb. containers Specifications and additional information may be obtained at the Quail Valley Utility District Office, 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas (281) 499-5539.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be accepted by Quail Valley Utility District for the following item at the Quail Valley U.D. office, Thursday September 4, 2014, until 10:00 A.M., then publicly opened and read aloud. 120,000 lbs. Liquid Polyphosphate Specifications and additional information may be obtained at the Quail Valley U.D. office, 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas 77459 Phone: (281) 499-5539.

CITY OF STAFFORD

Invitation to Bid The City of Stafford is requesting bids from qualified insurance companies to provide Third Party Administration Services, Stop Loss Insurance Coverage, COBRA Administration Services, Dental Coverage and/or Vision Coverage. Bids, in duplicate, must be sealed, marked applicably as follows: Bid – Third Party Administration Services, Stop Loss Insurance Coverage, COBRA Administration Services, Dental Coverage and/ or Vision Coverage and delivered to the Office of the City Secretary, City of Stafford, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, to arrive no later than 10:00 a.m. local time Thursday, August 14, 2014, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Reception Area of the City Secretary’s office, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Bids are expected to be awarded on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at the City Council meeting with coverage to be effective October 1, 2014. For further information and specifications, please contact Karen Austin, Director of Finance, City of Stafford, at 281-2613910. This is a negotiated bid, and as such, award will not necessarily be made to the bidder submitting the lowest priced proposal. The City of Stafford reserves the right to negotiate the best responsive proposal satisfying the City’s requirements, waive any informalities, waive the requirements set forth in Section 1550.052 or 1550.053(2) of the Texas Insurance Code, and to reject any and all bids.

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bodies. If the student athlete has not maintained regular physical activity during the summer or especially in the weeks leading up to practice, it is important to inform the coach and encourage the athlete to ease slowly into the activity.

that will be used most in the workout. An appropriate cool-down helps the body recover faster from workouts and also decreases the chance of future injury. The best way to do this is through a slow jog or similar aerobic activity. The workout should end with static stretches to loosen up muscles that were used in the workout.

Warm-ups and cooldowns go a long way in preventing injury There are several ways athletes can prevent injury as they get into peak physical condition. Jogging or dynamic stretching before a workout decreases the likelihood of muscle and joint injuries. Start every workout with a warm-up that emphasizes the muscle groups

Hydration is key The importance of hydration during exercise cannot be stressed enough. Athletes who are going into their workouts unprepared for the heat and level of intensity will especially need to pay attention to symptoms Nutrition can make or of dehydration and heat break performance exhaustion. Athletes appearNutrition can make or ing exceptionally sluggish, break an athlete’s perfordisoriented, or confused mance well before a practice

H TIPS, FROM PG 7

season’s 7-3 squad that missed the playoffs by the closest of margins. “Last year, we did a lot of counters – I pulled a lot,” Stubbs said. Stubbs is adept at pass blocking and run blocking,

H STUBBS, FROM PG 7 as freshmen and sophomores, Stubbs was on the varsity team. He was on the 2011 squad that lost its playoff opener and starred on last

could likely be suffering from heat exhaustion and should be cooled down immediately and given water. If these symptoms persist or are not handled appropriately, the athlete’s condition may worsen and lead to severe dehydration or heat stroke.  Coaches, athletic trainers and students should have an emergency plan in place to deal with heat illness.  If an athlete loses consciousness or faints, move him or her to a cooler area and call 911 immediately. Sports drinks can be used during long, high intensity workouts, but should not be a substitute for water.

but he prefers the latter. “Run blocking has the pancake type of mentality,” Stubbs said. “(Going unnoticed by fans and others) doesn’t bother me. I know my job and the coaches see what I do. If we win, I know

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Under Texas state law, any school-age athlete who exhibits signs and symptoms of concussion must be removed from play immediately and is not allowed to participate in games or practices until the athlete has been evaluated and given clearance by a physician.  A list of concussion specialists and the return-to-play guidelines can be found on the Concussion Program page at ironman.memorialhermann. org.  -Story courtesy of Memorial Hermann

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Breakfast Blender Join the Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Hispanic Business Division for networking over breakfast at Panera Bread in Rosenberg, 24401 Southwest Fwy. The event, sponsored by Classic Chevrolet, is open to all. Substance Abuse recovery meeting Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse (FBRC) leads the way in meeting individual and family substance abuse needs in our community. We like to think that FBRC is changing the community one person at a time, but what if we could shorten the timeline of community change from a generation to just a few years? That would be revolutionary and save countless lives. We need as much help as possible to make this a reality, and you can help. For more information or to join this incredible effort please email us at fortbendcpc@gmail. com.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

“HCC is proud of the significant number of courses offered at the Missouri City campus and our main goal is to increase enrollment,” said Campus Manager Andrew Johnson. He added that on Saturday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 23, operation hours for the Sienna campus will be extended from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow potential students additional time to receive information, to register and to speak with counselors. For additional information about HCC’s courses that range from basic education to career development, contact Johnson at 713.718.2902 or andrew.johnson@hccs.edu.

MONDAY, AUGUST 18

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce The Governmental Relations Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon with Mayor Leonard Scarcella which will be presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. The luncheon will be held at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford from 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m..

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Business Expo Business Expo to be held by Central Fort Bend Chamber Hispanic Business Division, Thursday, Aug. 21, noon – 3 p.m., Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Hwy. 6 South, Rosenberg. Rent a booth - $100. Event is open to the public. Contact the Chamber for details, 281-3425464, or www.CFBCA.org. Better Investing Club The BetterInvesting Houston Chapter Southwest Model Club will meet Thursday, Aug. 21 from 7-9 p.m. in the community room of the HEB at University Blvd and Hwy. 6. For more information, contact Joe Parks: joep@bivab.betterinvesting.net. Or visit the BetterInvesting website: www.betterinvesting.org. Fort Bend Cares hosts two Volunteer Informational Socials Join Fort Bend Cares as it hosts two Volunteer Informational Socials where you can find out how to get involved with the organization, a local non-profit now in its 10th year serving disadvantaged children and youth. The first event will be Thursday, Aug. 21, 11:30am-1pm at the Fedrick Harris model home in Waterside, Riverstone Development, Sugar Land (5003 Water View Bend). Lunch will be provided by Riverstone. The second one is set for Thursday, Sept. 4, 5:30-7pm at Another Time Soda Fountain in Downtown Rosenberg (800 Third Street). Enjoy Another Time’s famous soda fountain drinks and more! SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 “HCC is proud of the significant number of courses offered at the Missouri City campus and our main goal is to increase enrollment,” said Campus Manager Andrew Johnson. He added that on Saturday, Aug. 23, operation hours for the Sienna campus will be extended from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow potential students additional time to receive information, to register and to speak with counselors. For additional information about HCC’s courses that range from basic education to career development, contact Johnson at 713.718.2902 or andrew.johnson@hccs.edu.

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Electrifying…that’s how the feel of the evening describes the turnout at the Sugar Land Town Square on Town Center Boulevard this past Saturday in support of the finalist contestants aiming for the 2014 Superstar title.  What’s more, it was in the presence of Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas, on his majestic horse, the iconic work created by highly acclaimed Texas sculptor Bob Pack of Sugar Land, gracing the plaza of the popular community gathering.  The night before, music in the plaza from a free concert by Grupo Batacha’s Caribbean tunes set the stage for superstar performance emcee Michele Fisher, a popular radio personality, who energetically facilitated the event sponsored by David Taylor Cadillac.  “I’m tellin’ ya, the talent is gonna blow you away,” Fisher said in her Facebook post hours before the performance.  And that it did, complete with the hand tapping drum roll from the audience and participants alike at the packed plaza followed by the announcement declaring Jasmine Rogers the 2014 Sugar Land Superstar. Zach Person came in second in the competition, and Reagan Johnson took third place.  Title winner Rogers will also receive a “beautiful basket loaded with goodies from Sugar Land Town Square retailers,” said Fisher.   Last year’s 2013 Sugar Land Superstar, Carman

Hammond, opened the evening with “Home,” the song that helped American Idol Phillip Phillips win the title.  The reigning Sugar Land Junior Superstar, 13-year old Reagan Scott from Fort Bend Christian Academy, also performed.   This event is the ninth annual hosted by Sugar Land Town Square, and coincidentally, it featured nine local contestants, several of whom are Fort Bend ISD students, like Johnson and Rogers from Austin High School, Persons from George Bush High School and Ariel Nguyen from Dulles High School. In this last round of trials, the local celebrity judges were not the only ones that selected the winners.  It was also done in part from text voting that evening at the plaza, when the number to call and codes associated with each contestant were provided. The one-to-one exchanges with the competitors after each of their performances, shared with the audience in the style of the American Idol realty competition by the judges, offered the talented entertainers constructive feedback and encouragement.   Auditions of local talent for the Sugar Land Superstar competitions began in May. Eligibility requirements called for contestants to be over 14 years and residents of

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Spacious 4bdrm on private cul-desac. Master downstairs. Lg upstairs gameroom. (1210AL)

Beautiful Newmark gem on big corner cul-de-sac lot! Large Pool & Spa (1607SR)

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State ethics commission evaluating Miller’s complaint By Christina Martinez Christina @ theleadernews.com

Last fall Sugar Land resident, Diana Miller, filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission alleging misuse of public funds by the City. Miller filed the complaint under section 255.003 – Unlawful Use of Political Funds for Advertising of the Election Code, claiming the City Manager, Allen Bogard, had knowingly used city funds to advertise for the November 2013 recreational bond election. City officials at City Hall did not have a response about Miller’s complaint before our print deadline. The Texas Ethics Com-

mission is required to provide Miller with a quarterly notice of the status of her complaint, and Miller just received her third notice. “I submitted my initial complaint and then what happens is the Texas Ethics Commission, a group of attorneys, review the complaint,” Miller said, “If they find merit they typically propose a settlement to the person who supposedly commits the infraction. If that person does not accept it, it continues back and forth. Eventually, it will go to public hearings if there isn’t a resolution.” Miller submitted the original complaint last fall with concerns of how the proposed projects were

presented. A copy of a Citizens’ Bond Committee agenda reads ‘“The City Wide View” represents how the committee would group the projects to ensure the most successful bond package with the most items passed.” A statement Miller has concern with, concern drawn from the “most items passed” statement. Because the complaint is still ongoing, Miller has compiled a letter to the Texas Ethics Commission with additional information she has regarding the city and Allen Bogard to add to the initial documentation. “The subsequent, political action committee that was formed, used a

logo almost identical to the City Bond logo and the PAC was formed by Mr. Tim Stubenrouch, Bond Community Sports Park Sub Committee and chair,” Miller writes, “While the city video and community presentations specifically state that committee members “vetted” the bond proposals, the meeting notes indicate the proposals were already in place and did not change through the process.” The letter also highlights additional information of committee members and their involvement with different city associations. “There were a total of 94 members, 11 of whom were current City Board or

Commission members and 48 of whom had completed other City of Sugar Land volunteer programs with several whom have served on past City Boards and Commissions. There were two former City Council members, three former Planning & Zoning Commissioners. 37 of the Bond Committee members would lend their name endorse-

ment to the Bond PAC.” Miller does not see an agreement to come about from her complaint and sees this ongoing issue to go to public hearings. “You have to admit to committing the infraction and I don’t think Allen Bogard will ever admit to committing the infraction. So I think that’s why it’s continuing on.”

Sugar Land Names Director of Economic Development Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard recently selected Jennifer May to serve as director of economic development.  May was appointed to the position on an interim basis in April when Regina Morales resigned to pursue new opportunities. In her permanent role, she will continue to lead an office that has worked with more than 40 corporations and developers on expansions, improvements or relocations, creating more than 2,400 jobs and $1 billion in capital investment since 1999.

May will also serve as staff liaison to the Sugar Land Development Corporation and the Sugar Land 4B Corporation, non-profit groups that utilize voter-authorized sales tax revenue to promote, assist and enhance economic development activities and quality-oflife opportunities within the City. "Jennifer and the economic development team have done an outstanding job in managing the duties and priorities of the department," said Bogard.  "Based on her track record, I am confident we have the

right person leading our efforts to create a sustainable business environment that promotes a quality economy and an expanded tax base for our residents." During May's eight years with the City, she has served as director of public affairs, assistant to the city manager and management assistant.  Her leadership has resulted in an award-winning multi-cultural program, the establishment of a Legacy Foundation to promote community investment in facilities and activities, the trans-

formation of a prison building into the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and numerous City recognitions as an Anti-Defamation League Community of Respect. May received a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas and a master's degree in public administration with a focus on urban/ city management from the University of Kansas.  She is a fall 2013 graduate of the Center for Houston's Future Business/Civic

Leadership Forum; a member of the Texas City Management Association, International City/County Management Association, Texas Economic Development Council and International Economic Development Council; and a past president of the Urban Management Professionals of South East Texas.  

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For some Houstonians, the Astros’ lone World Series appearance nine years ago seems like ancient history. But Fort Bend County native and author Mike Vance, a Dulles High alum who now lives in Houston, decided to dig way deeper into the city’s baseball heritage. Vance, 55, wrote “Houston Baseball: The Early Years, 1861-1961”, which debuted in April. It is available at Barnes & Nobles and on Amazon.com. Vance is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), and some of the members of the Houston chapter (officially named The Larry Dierker Chapter) helped with writing and research. The book is Vance’s fourth, and he’s currently collaborating with John Lomax on a “Houston Murders Story,” a book about famous murders in the city, that will come out in October. Vance said the 368-page baseball history book took three years to research and write. His

previous books were on the Houston Oilers, a comedy trio band that he started and “Houston Sporting History: 19001950” A former standup comedian, Vance has always been a big fan of baseball and history. He wanted to tell the little-known stories of baseball before a Major League franchise arrived in 1962. “There are a lot of stories about guys who were baseball heroes at the time,” Vance said. The book highlights the Houston Buffaloes, a minor league franchise that existed during various stints from 1888 to 1961. The Buffs spent most of that time as a St. Louis Cardinals affiliate. The book also briefly addresses that the Cardinals may have moved to Houston in the mid 1950s had they not been purchased by the Busch Family in St. Louis. Vance wrote about the original ballparks in Houston and the popularity of Amateur Baseball in the region. He also wrote about the African-American baseball experience

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Mike Vance during a time when the South was segregated. As a member of the Harris County Historical Commission, Vance has worked to get historical markers for many of the original ballparks such as West End Park, located under what is now I-45 downtown. Writing books is a part-time venture for Vance, who founded the non-profit Houston Arts and Media (houstonartsandmedia.org). Houston Arts & Media puts together educational pieces about Texas History. Vance produces, writes and directs documentaries on a wide range of historical topics throughout the Lone Star State.

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BRIDGEWATER / COMMONWEALTH – Fabulous 1-Story Perry Home In Desired Commonwealth! Located on a Quiet Cul-De-Sac Street with No Back Neighbors! Oversized Lot. Back Yard Overlooks a Greenbelt & Lake View. Features Include: Plantation Shutters, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, SS Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Crown Molding, Gas Log Fireplace, Living Room/ Study with Wall of Built-In Shelves & Cabinets, 3 Car Garage & Much More! (Renovated by Custom Builder, Christopher Simms - Kitchen, Dining, Guest Bath). $425,000 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM4906MA)

SIENNA VILLAGE OF SHIPMANS LANDING – Darling 2-Story Home in Desired Sienna. Great Curb Appeal with Extended Covered Front Porch. Fresh/Recent Carpet, Paint & Beautiful Hardwood Floors! Grand 2-Story Ceiling Height Entry & Family Room. Open Kitchen Concept. Spacious Dining & Living Rooms. 5th Bedroom could by a Study or Media Room. All Bedrooms have Walk-In Closets. Great Location, Close to Park & Area Amenities! Come See Today! $249,900 call Virginia Mack 281-2075200 (VM10402TE)

MEADOW LAKES – Fantastic 1 Story Perry Home. Eye-Catching front elevation with Brick & Stone Accent! Great Open-Concept Floor Plan - Perfect for Entertaining! Kitchen Features Rich Granite CounterTops & Gleaming SS Appliances. Family Room is Accented by a Gas Log Fireplace with Cultured Stone Surround with Mantle & Hearth. This room also has 18’’ Tile Flooring ‘’on the diagonal’’ and a Wall of Windows overlooking the Lush Landscaped Back Yard! Located Close to area Shopping & Dining! $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM1411MB)

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RIVERPARK WEST – Fantastic 1 Story Perry Home. Eye-Catching front elevation with Brick & Stone Accent! Great Open-Concept Floor Plan - Perfect for Entertaining! Kitchen Features Rich Granite CounterTops & Gleaming SS Appliances. Family Room is Accented by a Gas Log Fireplace with Cultured Stone Surround with Mantle & Hearth. This room also has 18’’ Tile Flooring ‘’on the diagonal’’ and a Wall of Windows overlooking the Lush Landscaped Back Yard! Located Close to area Shopping & Dining, Hurry Don’t Miss This One! $269,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM22002RC)

SUTTON PARK – Stunning 2 Story Home in Desired Commonwealth! Frt Elevation w/Double Door Entry & Wrought Iron Faux Balcony above Porch. Grand Entry w/Curving Staircase. New/ Fresh(1/14)Carpet & Paint. Open Concept Floor Plan. Beautiful Rich Hand-Scraped Hardwoods in all Formals. Formal Living Rm w/Double French Door Entry & a wall of Built-In Shelves. Kitchen w/ Granite Countertops & Lg Center Island. Updated Master Bath & Secondary Baths. Game Rm Up. 2’’ Blinds. Backs to Wooded Park & Playground. A Must See! $499,900 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM4418HE)

BRIDGEWATER / COMMONWEALTH – Gorgeous Highly Sought After 1 Story in Desired Commonwealth. Corner/ Cul-de-Sac lot with Greenbelt & Water View. Open Kitchen Concept Floor Plan. New Exterior Paint (1/2014). Updated Master Bath. Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops. A Must See! $349,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4523DV)

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BRIDGEWATER – Gorgeous Perry Home & View & Pool! Located on a Cul-de-Sac street, close to elem. school, Area Park & Pool/Splash Pad. Grand entrance w/ext. marble floors leading to formals. Open kit. concept to family room w/gas logged fireplace. French doors leading to sunroom/downstairs gamerm. or study overlooking a sculpted sports pool/spa & several patio areas. Gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops. Recent paint (2010), Roof (2009) w/ridge vents, Hardiplank Siding. Alarm Sys. Sprinkler Sys. Great Location $379,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4819WC)

LAKEFIELD – Wonderful Lakefield Home with Many Updates & Upgrades! Fresh Interior Paint & Carpet (7/2014). Downstairs with Tile & Recent Beautiful Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors. New Carpet Upstairs. Kitchen w/Granite Counter Tops & Stainless Steel Appliances. Large Master Suite. All Baths have been Updated. Oversized Back Yard with Plenty of Room for a Pool. Exterior has Hardiboard Siding. Short Distance to Aquatic Center & Children’s Water Park. Hurry Don’t Miss This One!Close to Park & Area Amenities! Come See Today! $249,900 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (VM4523PT)

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Noble Investment Group (“Noble”) today announced the acquisition of Hyatt Place Houston | Sugar Land.

“The Houston MSA continues to be a national leader in economic, employment, and population growth,” said Rodney Williams, Noble’s managing principal and chief investment officer. He further added, “Development in the Sugar Land submarket, unlike most of Houston, is tightly controlled through specific zoning and development requirements; therefore, Hyatt Place Houston | Sugar Land enjoys the premier select service location in a market with significant barriers to entry.” Hyatt Place Houston | Sugar Land features 214 spacious guestrooms, a fully-equipped business center, a 24-hr StayFit fitness center and outdoor pool, free high-speed wireless internet access,

as well the free a.m. Kitchen Skillet™ for guests, the 24/7 Gallery Menu and the Coffee to Cocktails Bar. The hotel also offers more than 6,000 square feet of meeting and boardroom space. Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand brings to the upscale select service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place hotels combine style with casual hospitality. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, please visit www.HyattPlace.com or call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847). Founded in 1993, the Noble organization specializes in making value-added, opportunistic investments in the lodging and hospitality real estate sector.  Through its private equity real estate funds, Noble has invested more than $2.5 billion throughout the United States in primarily  select service and extended stay hotels which are affiliated with premium brands by Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton and Starwood. For additional information, please visit www.nobleinvestment.com.

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