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The Sugar Land City Council got the chance to hear what their constituents think about a proposed $50 million dollar bond referendum expected to be included on the November 5 ballot. The measure will be presented as three separate options: an
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outdoor festival site which would include Phase 2 of the Brazos River Park project; a community park in Telfair; and a series of hike and bike trails throughout the city. The majority of those who spoke at the hearing were excited about the proposed community park in Telfair which would include areas for a variety of
Rosenberg postpones November bond election pulled from the county's Mobility By Betsy Dolan Bond Election. Rosenberg's City Council The projects affected include has decided to cancel plans for Herndon Drive/Mustang Avenue, a November bond election and Airport and Bryan Road. move forward with a proposal for In addition, the city has yet to the May 2014 election instead. issue all the debt from the 2006 The City's bond referendum bond election. would have been at the same “City staff has not finalized time as Fort Bend County's bond the city improvements program election but finance director priorities for Fiscal Year 2014 Joyce Vasut was told several Rosenberg road projects had been ROSENBERG, continued on page 8
international sports such as lacrosse, soccer and cricket as well as tennis courts. "Eighty percent of tennis is played in public parks not in private clubs," said Cindy Benson with the U.S. Tennis Association's Texas section. The community park plan also calls for a historic prison cemetery to be preserved and recognized. But Sugar Land resident Reginald Moore wants the bond measure to include a museum that calls attention to Sugar Land's role in the convict lease program. "I'm trying to get those men acknowledged because they died out there in those fields and there is no recognition and no memorial", Moore said. "Shame on the city for not being proactive in getting this done." Other residents expressed hope that easy access to the Brazos River in Sugar Land would finally be realized. "(Getting) to the Brazos River PUBLIC, continued on page 8
Twenty one percent of juror compensation checks never clear new payment solution system to pay jurors, “a more efficient It’s going to cost more up front way to pay jurors,” said County for Fort Bend County to use a Auditor Ed Sturdivant. card payment solution to pay Precinct 2 County jurors. In fact, it will now cost Commissioner Grady Prestage over twice as much. Fort Bend presided over the court’s regular County Commissioners last week meeting during Judge Bob authorized spending close to Hebert’s absence as it was stated $24,000 instead of the estimated he was out of town. $11,000 the county currently Under the county’s present spends annually by going to a juror compensation system, By Elsa Maxey
checks are mailed, most of them for six dollars for the one day that prospective jurors spend at what is pejoratively referred to as “the cattle call.” That’s when those summoned for jury duty show up en masse to find out whether they will be picked to serve on a jury. Most of them are not picked, but they are mailed a six dollar 21%, continued on page 8
Sugar Land to get Veterans Memorial for area park By Betsy Dolan
When hundreds of contractors, suppliers and other experts in the tilt-wall concrete industry return home in late September after their national convention in Sugar Land, they’ll leave behind something for everyone to enjoy: a new Veterans Memorial at Sugar Land Memorial Park. The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation presented a $107,500 donation to the City Council August 6 from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) for the design and construction of the monument. This rendering shows what the new Veterans Memorial could look like once it is completed at Sugar Land Memorial Park. The design concept VETERANS, continued on page 9 is still being finalized.
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On Thursday, August 8, Gillen Pest Control removed bees that had been nesting in one of the columns of the historic Moore Home at Fort Bend County Museum. The bees built a gigantic hive, full of honey combs. Claire Rogers, Site Manager for Fort Bend County Museum expressed her thanks to Thomas and Anthony, employees of Gillen Pest Control, who took great care in removing the hive with minimal damage to the column.
Sugar Land’s $83m Performing Arts Center ready in 2016 By Elsa Maxey
For a plan that has been in the making since 2008 after bond referendum authorization, a development agreement between the City of Sugar Land and ACE Sugar Land, LLC (ACE
Theatrical) has now been approved for Sugar Land’s Performing Arts Center. It’s being called the framework for the performing arts center. Development and construction plans call for substantial completion by September 2016. The facility is projected
Another Subway store robbed in Sugar Land By LeaAnne Klentzman
Over the weekend yet another Subway sandwich shop in Sugar Land was robbed by an armed gunman. Police were called to the Subway sandwich shop along the Southwest Freeway in the Riverpark Shopping Center Saturday night. Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph said, “A man entered the store at 9:50 p.m., displayed a handgun, and demanded money from the cash register and fled the store in an unknown direction". Adolph described the suspect as black
male, with light skin, short hair and a goatee. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a blue Nike sweater, white muscle shirt with red letters across the front, baggy blue jean shorts, tennis shoes and brown-framed women’s sunglasses. Neither employee was physically assaulted, however the emotional trauma of the incident was too overwhelming and EMS was called to the scene. When asked if this robbery could be linked to the others, he responded, “The circumstances are similar.”
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Smoking Ordinance As of August 1, the smoking ordinance that was passed earlier this year has officially gone into effect. Mayor Leonard Scarcella reminded businesses that as part of the ordinance a sign must be affixed to the outside of their place of business designating themselves to the public as either a smoking or non-smoking establishment. Bars that earn 70% or more of the earned
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Last week, "The Star" ran a story about a fatality accident in the Texas Hill Country that claimed the life of one Foster High School teen and hospitalized 5 of his friends. In revenue from alcohol sales are that story it was reported that the exempt. boys were part of the senior class of Fines for smoking in non2014. That was incorrect; they are exempt retail places are at the “rising juniors” which makes them discretion of a judge, however, part of the 2015 senior class at their the penalty can be "up to $2,000." respective Foster and Lamar High Train Incident Schools. Further, while the boys On July 26 around 7:30pm had all been together on a river a train incident occurred at the vacation; at the time of the accident South Gessner intersection that they were headed to a Hill Country involved the clipping of an aerial ranch. By press time next week the fiber-optic line. Charles Russell, DPS accident report should be City Engineer, explained that completed and “official” details of the accident will be available for 411, continued on page 8 public release.
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to cost $83,650,000 and it will sit on acreage purchased by the city from Newland at the southeast corner of University and U.S. 59, both views of the new facility. Funding sources for the new performing arts and live entertainment facility will come from ACE as an equity partner, the Sugar Land Development Corporation, which will issue sales tax revenue bonds, the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT), and Certificates of Obligation (Cos) supported by the rent payments for the venue. Financing will also include a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) for that area. In a presentation before city council, Economic Development Director Regina Morales stated that no property taxes would be used to finance
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Hunting Subsea hosts competitive school supply drive for Stafford MSD By Karen Daniels
To engage the business community is one of the seven goals listed on SMSD's Strategic Vision Plan. Hunting Subsea Technologies, who has had a presence in Stafford since 1968, has stepped up to make this happen. Terry Loudenburg, Community Relations for the District, is used to reaching out to community business leaders for sponsorship for school fundraising events. "What was
nice about this," she said, "was that Hunting contacted me about this school supply drive." Human Resources Manager, Jennifer Waggoner, created the school supply drive as part of Hunting's "Make an Impact" program. The 162 employees were divided into seven teams and given one month to create a unique container to hold the donated school supplies acquired by members of the team. Hunting Technologies designs, creates, and manufactures
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specialty valves, coupling products, and chemical injections used in the oil and gas industry. The sophistication and thoughtfulness that went into each of the completed containers showed exactly why the employees are so good at what they do. Made from various products like wood, cardboard, chalkboards, hinges, and wheels, these containers were painted and colored to make replicas of a school house, a school bus, a giant pencil, a giant crayon box, and three separate cabinets that the teachers will be vying for. The difficult homework assignment for SMSD staff was to choose a winner. During the tour of the 106K sq.ft.. facility, Cherise Roberts, Career Bridge Counselor for SMSD, and Adrienne Lee, District Librarian, saw potential for students to learn the skills needed to someday work for a company like Hunting. Jake Rutt, a fresh-out-of-technical school twenty year-old, shared how he was able to get a job that allowed him to run the hyperbaric chamber that tests their manufactured parts at the sub-sea level of 15K feet. "I went to aviation technical school. It's the same analytical process." He switched fields because he finds the oil and gas industry to be more stable than aeronautics. Company President, Dane Tipton, gave a digital presentation on their role in offshore technology, adding that he has a "Great team of people. The whole place is passionate." After a much debate and scoring, first place of the Hunting School Supply Receptacle Contest went to the team who built one of the large cabinets: Congratulations to HSE, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Management, and Purchasing for an A+ job!
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August is "Drowning Prevention Awareness Month" As families enjoy this season of summer fun, Missouri City Fire & Rescue Services reminds residents that August is “Drowning Impact Awareness Month” and has launched a public safety initiative to educate citizens on the importance of practicing the “ABC’s” of water safety: • A=Always have an adult around. Adult Supervision should be constantly maintained when children are in and around water. • B=Barriers. Provide multiple layers of barriers that isolate your pool from children; install a fence, gate or swimming pool alarm. • C=Classes. Enroll your child in swim classes and get basic CPR training. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and 4 years old and it is the third leading cause of death among children, according to experts.
Statistics show in Texas, 48 children have drowned this year—three of these drowning deaths have been in Fort Bend County while neighboring Harris County accounts for 12. To help keep your family and friends safe, the Fire Department along with the Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance, shared the following water safety advice: • Give young children 100 percent of your attention when they are near or around water. • Empty all tubs, buckets, containers and wading pools immediately after use. Store them upside down and out of children’s reach. • Keep toilet lids closed and use toilet seat locks to prevent drowning. It’s also a good idea to keep doors to bathrooms and laundry rooms closed. For more information about safety in and around the water, click on www.missouricityready. com and watch a video featuring Asst. Fire Chief Paige Day.
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The Skeeters started off slowly on Monday night, holding a slim 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning before they erupted for eight runs in the next three innings to push the lead up to 9-0. The Skeeters really had the bats clicking, racking up 14 hits including a solo homerun from Aaron Bates and a three-run homerun from Eduardo Perez. Ben Kozlowski was terrific in his first start of the season, carrying a no-hitter into the fifth inning, and allowed just
one hit in his five innings of work. After Kozlowski’s five scoreless innings Gary Gaetti relied on the trusty Skeeters bullpen to finish things off. Skeeters notes: • Ben Kozlowski: 5IP, 0 R, H, 0 BB, 2 K • Adam Godwin: 3-5, R • Jeff Dominguez: 3-4, 2B, RBI, R • Aaron Bates: 1-4, HR, RBI, 2R • Eduardo Perez: 1-4, 3 RBI, R Skeeters Bullpen (Wells, Marshall, Corcoran, Miller): 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, 5K
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At their Aug. 5 meeting, City Council Members proclaimed August “Drowning Impact Awareness Month”. During the meeting, Mayor Allen Owen, above right, presented a proclamation on the issue to Asst. Fire Chief Paige Day, at left. As part of the City’s citizen outreach initiative on the issue, individuals are asked to wear a “purple” awareness ribbon to symbolize their support; a limited supply is available at City Hall, 1522 Texas Pkwy.
omg Inside Fort Bend Congress is in recess & Olson live with scheduled town halls Some in congress appear to have been staying in touch with constituents plugged in via social media during its month long recess this month. But here, Communications Director Melissa Kelly announces that U.S. Rep. Pete Olson will host town hall meetings in Fort Bend County in Katy and Sugar Land to provide a brief legis-
lative update and to hear from constituents. The Katy town hall will be on Thursday, August 29th, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Seven Lakes High School – FreshmanCenter, 9251 Fry Road, and the one in Sugar Land will be on Tuesday, September 3rd, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Clements High School, 4200 Elkins Road. Some say voters need to give Congress an earful during this month’s recess. A report states that House Republicans have been armed with planning kits and predictable statements. It suggests turning the tables on elected lawmakers calling them for a lack of leadership. If you have anything to say, looks like you’ve got an opportunity!
2013 Property Tax Rates in City of Meadows Place This notice concerns the 2013 property tax rates for City of Meadows Place. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year’s tax rate is the actual tax rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year’s effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year’s rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers start rollback procedures. In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value. Last year’s tax rate:
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SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Scripture of the week
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FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729 800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship NON DENOMINATIONAL
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Last year’s operating taxes Last year’s debt taxes Last year’s total taxes Last year’s tax base Last year’s total tax rate
$ 1,881,533 $ 500,323 $ 2,381,856 $ 266,129,162 $ 0.895000/$100
This year’s effective tax rate: Last year’s adjusted taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property) ÷ This year’s adjusted tax base (after subtracting value of new property) =This year’s effective tax rate (Maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearings.)
This year’s rollback tax rate: Last year’s adjusted operating taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any transferred function, tax increment financing, state criminal justice mandate, and/or enhanced indigent healthcare expenditures) ÷ This year’s adjusted tax base =This year’s effective operating rate x 1.08=this year’s maximum operating rate + This year’s debt rate = This year’s total rollback rate -Sales tax adjustment rate =Rollback tax rate
$ $ $ $ $ $ $
276,076,310 0.772010/$100 0.833770/$100 0.168824/$100 1.002594/$100 0.097583/$100 0.905011/$100
Statement of Increase/Decrease If City of Meadows Place adopts a 2013 tax rate equal to the effective tax rate of $0.860183 per $100 of value, taxes would decrease compared to 2012 taxes by $-7,095. Schedule A - Unencumbered Fund Balance The following estimated balances will be left in the unit’s property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation. Type of Property Tax Fund Debt Service Funds
Schedule B - 2013 Debt Service The unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable). Description of Debt G. O. Bonds Series 2010 G. O. Bonds Series 2005
Principal or Contract Interest to be Other Amounts Total Payment Payment to be Paid Paid from to be Paid from Property Taxes Property Taxes 300,000 60,000
Total required for 2013 debt service - Amount (if any) paid from Schedule A - Amount (if any) paid from other resources - Excess collections last year = Total to be paid from taxes in 2013 + Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2013 = Total debt levy
369,750 96,335 $ 466,085 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 466,085 $ 0 $ 466,085
Schedule C - Expected Revenue from Additional Sales Tax In calculating its effective and rollback tax rates, the unit estimated that it will receive $269,403 in additional sales and use tax revenues. This notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates’ calculations. You can inspect a copy of the full calculations at 1317 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX 77469. Name of person preparing this notice: Patsy Schultz Title: Fort Bend County Tax Assessor Colelctor Date Prepared: 08/10/2011
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The Conservative Voice By Barbara J. Carlson Grasping Tyranny Yet? You understand why Senator Cruz criticized Senator Coburn, you know, the guy who blocked Katherine Archuleta’s national political director nomination until a 75% Obamacare subsidy— from us—was approved to offset Congressional lawmakers and their aides’ costs? Aides receive anywhere from $70-174K/year but they “can’t afford” the law that they helped write and have now thrust on us.
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It is unconstitutional and illegal to implement selective and discretionary law—and these guys know it! Where will this 75% subsidy be buried so that the taxpayer forgets? Deep in the Office of Personnel Management. Meanwhile, the Dept of Housing and Urban Development is working on permanently changing our neighborhoods because they
are “racially imbalanced,” intending to “integrate communities”—solely based on the Dept’s assumption—coined the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” This tyrannical agenda is only up for a 60-day public comment period. As usual, the policy is “unclear”—like Obamacare and the upcoming amnesty bill. Taxpayers would fund this racial and ethnic “integration.” No other country dictates where its citizens live. The Left’s tyrannical rule is coming at us at morph speed while the Republican-majority House is sitting on its laurels. The Democrats and RINOs desperately need the lowinformation voter. Detroit failed simply because it’s been run by the Liberal Left since 1957 that embraces the all-too-
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common flawed philosophy of massive unions, massive unfunded pensions and widesweeping welfare, which never works. It’s a virtual impossibility to eradicate poverty by creating dependency—a lesson that the Democrats refuse to grasp. How can the Republican Party win back the Senate and the Presidency? Stop interpreting “compromise” as time to cave in—again— and nominate courageous, rock-solid Conservative Constitutionalists who know how to negotiate! Pure and simple. This Congress isn’t the “Do Nothing Congress” but the most corrupt, lawless and unconstitutional Congress ever. So while Lindsey Graham refuses to host a summer town • ½ cup mozzarella cheese • 4 cloves garlic, chopped • ¼ cup green bell pepper • 1 sm. Onion, finely chopped • ½ cup spaghetti sauce • 1 Tbs. olive oil • 1 large egg, beaten Combine beef, egg, seasonings, and dressings in large bowl. Transfer mixture to sprayed loaf pan. Top with pasta sauce & mozzarella cheese. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 1 hour or until done. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.
hall—and will cowardly refuse to debate Nancy Mace—watch our representatives crawl home to align themselves with potential winners because they know they have done the American people dirty. Constituents have wised up. Simply holding town halls and dodging the upcoming amnesty bill questions, Congress’ unconstitutional and illegal subsidies and why they’re
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gaming floor will offer slam dunking, air hockey, laser tag and many more games. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the event. Friends can also get together and create some quick and unique memories with the free flipbook photo booth. This year, RecFest welcomes Asians Against Domestic Abuse. This nonprofit organization will be onsite collecting school supplies and gently used clothing for all school-age children to benefit the Fort
Bend County Women's Shelter. Imperial Park Recreation Center members should call today to find out about bonus details for RecFest. For Sugar Land residents who aren't IPRC members, stop by today to get a $10 membership that's good for one person for an entire year. The Imperial Park Recreation Center is located at 234 Matlage Way next to Imperial Park and the T.E. Harman Center. For more event information, contact the Imperial Park Recreation Center at (281) 275-2885.
selling America out while trying to divert attention back to the Keystone Pipeline— which isn’t happening under this administration so move on—and the rhetorical whining that “it’s all Obama’s fault” that you funded, holding the purse strings…well, that just doesn’t cut it. For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ FortBendBusinessJournal.com.
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Shelby Salge earns Girl Scout Silver Award Congratulations to Shelby Salge, a New Territory resident, for earning her Girl Scout Silver Award. Shelby is a member of Rainbow Stars Service Unit, Troop 3009 led by Julie Angle and Lynn Belgen. Her community service project centered around creating activities for children to be used in waiting rooms of area doctors offices and hospitals. After interviewing many of the doctors and administrators of these facilities, the feedback was that these activity packages would not only entertain but also help educate children during their time in the waiting rooms. It has been exciting for Shelby
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Mental health or crime? Subject keeps police on stand-by By LeaAnne Klentzman
Earlier this month sheriff’s dispatchers received a call from a man that there was going to be a suicide on Oak Dale street, in Stafford. As the caller was questioned by 911 operators, the caller got angry and said he had a gun to his face and disconnected the call. Sheriff’s deputies and Stafford Police officers responded to Oak Dale and found the homeowner who said her son, 21 year old Miguel Ceballos, was out of control. She explained that he was inside the home intoxicated, with a carbine to his head. While law enforcement
personnel were gathering information about the situation and home, Miguel Ceballos opened the front door of the home holding a shot gun. Ceballos was ordered to put the weapon down and come out of the residence. According to a sheriff’s spokesperson, Ceballos cursed the deputies and slammed the door shut. Shortly thereafter, all the lights inside the house went out. During efforts to communicate with Ceballos, he would open the front door or the overhead garage door, threaten, cuss, and then retreat to the back of the home. As the situation wound to an end, Ceballos came out of the house
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Police searching for suspects Pawned loot gets the attention of police also saw the man climb over Anyone with information 275-2540 or Fort Bend the wall with the television. should call the Sugar Land County Crime Stoppers at Sugar Land Police now That suspect fled in a black Police Department at (281) (281) 342-TIPS (8477). have photos of a pair of men four-door car that was parked who went all the way to North on New Territory Boulevard. Houston to pawn goods stolen That stolen television was from a Telfair home. It all later tracked to a pawn shop on started on July 10 when a the north side of Houston, said woman heard her neighbor’s Adolph. Sugar Land Police home alarm at about noon. have obtained and released The witness told officers she pawn shop surveillance photos saw a man wearing a blue of the two men who pawned shirt climbing over a backyard the television. Interestingly wall carrying a television, said one man is wearing a blue Sugar Land Police spokesman t-shirt that just happens to Doug Adolph. Adolph went match the description of the on to explain that shortly burglary suspect’s shirt as thereafter a motorist in the area described by witnesses. Suspects By LeaAnne Klentzman
Public hearing on bond referendum reveals early support and a few concerns Memorial Park." Tim DeRosa, who served on a hike and bike sub-committee, for canoeing and kayaking has been difficult because of the high is worried that the language in banks," said Andy Clark with Fort the hike and bike portion of the Bend Green and the Boy Scouts. bond is too vague. He says the "I am encouraging the council to sub-committee was very specific expand river access at Sugar Land in plotting out which segments
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they will get it." Council member Harish Jajoo told the council that he had received some phone calls from residents who were concerned that the current design plan for the festival site did not include restrooms. Assistant City Manager Karen Daly said the festival committee recommended only what is “Otherwise, there’s no reason available in the current lease agreement with the University of to do this,” further queried Commissioner Patterson. Both Houston. of his statements were affirmed "Should we be able to add by Sturdivant. more as we hope to do in different One Fort Bend County phases of lease agreements, we'd resident, aware of the newly be able to look at the construction authorized system costing over of something verticle," said Daly. The Sugar Land City Council twice as much up front than plans to officially call for the bond the former one asked, “why can’t the county just give out measure to be on the November the six dollars in cash to jurors ballot on August 20. when they leave the first day of jury duty when they weren’t picked?” Although it may sound like a simple solution, would it work? Sturdivant said, “We are actually looking at a couple of options right now.” So there still may be time for yet another more efficient solution. ROSENBERG, continued from page 1
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The 411 on Stafford news Sorbet mentioned that in the last six months there has been a Comcast was not sure if the disruption in his Comcast service train was too high or the cable lasting anywhere from 2 minutes too low, but the line was severed. to 2 hours. Councilman Cecil After that line was cut it swung Willis suggested that they invite a into a power line, causing representative from Comcast to a disruption there as well. future council meeting. The placement of an Entertainment operational ring system was Looking for something to discussed, but that would only do out of the heat? August 17 help reroute city properties, not & 18, Shrek the Musical, will homeowners. Councilman Robert be performing at the Stafford 411, continued from page 1
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Powers Brown Architecture, E.E. Reed Construction, Pinnacle Structural Engineers and Meadow Burke are also donating design and construction services to the project. The design, which is still being finalized, features a five sided, triangular shaped structure on the lake. Visitors will access the memorial by entering a concrete gate and crossing over a bridge. “The five walls symbolize the five branches of the military,” said Jeffrey Brown of Powers Brown Architecture. “Light will shine on all of the walls, eventually shining on
launching a capital campaign to raise about $155,000 for the Universally Accessible Playground planned for First Colony Athletic Park. The total project cost is $400,000. The Foundation received $36,900 from the Fort Bend Junior Service League’s Charity Ball, almost $7,400 in other donations and the City of Sugar Land has earmarked $200,000 for the project. “This is a small capital campaign but we’re hoping it will be a good first step in raising general awareness of the foundation,” said Jennifer May, Assistant to the City Manager. The Legacy Foundation also recently received $28,000 from
Sugar Land resident Samuel Levin, to put four sculptures in Oyster Creek Park. The sculptures feature people
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HOUSTON LOCATION Please Mail resume to: Cecilia Montano, PO Box 920978, Houston, TX 77292 or fax to 713-681-8984. Immediate job opening. Equal Opportunity Employer
INTERVIEWERS Westat seeks motivated, detail-oriented individuals to work part time on an important study, the National Study of Health-Related Behaviors (NSHB). Interviewers will collect information from respondents about tobacco use and its effects on health. Interviewers will show respondents how to collect cheek cells and urine samples using a self-collection kit and coordinate appointments for a blood sample to be taken by a trained health professional. To learn more about this position and apply, go to www.westat.com/fieldjobs and enter Job ID 6373BR.
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SENIOR HOMECARE VISITING ANGELS 19901 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land . ....... 281-207-1259
TAX SERVICE Astral Book Keeping & Tax Service............................................. 281-277-8200
TELEPHONE / VOICE MAIL SYSTEM ProStar Communications "See the Power of Panasonic at Our Demo Center" .........................281-265-3500
BOAT/CAMPER / RV STORAGE Sugar Land Boat-RV Storage, W. Bellfort @ Burney.......................... 281-491-0196
FLOORS Harris Carpet/Floors Sales, Installation, & Cleaning.......... 713-723-0693
FOUNDATION REPAIR AMERICAN SERVICES, lifetime warranty, Since 1975.................. 713-782-2989
GARAGE DOORS Sears Garage Door Solutions, 24/7 service................................. 713-681-5465
HAIR SERVICES Discount Hair - Quality Services, License # 867700 .................. 713-471-5675
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INSTRUCTION PRIVATE SPANISH LESSONS ($25/hr) ..........................................281-980-2410
INSURANCE Farmers Insurance - auto, life, home, commercial ..................... 281-561-6000
PLUMBING ALAN'S PLUMBING REPAIRS, Lic./Ins. ........................................ 281-261-1064 AMERICAN SERVICES, MPL15997, BBB, Insured.......................... 713-782-2989 MIKE TIDWELL PLUMBING CO. M37825 Residential, Repairs & Service . ................................................. 281-980-6265
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QUAIL VILLAGE TOWNHOMES, 32 WARWICK LANE, Missouri City, 77459, Thurs. - Sat., Aug. 15-17, 9am, bedroom, living room, dining room furniture, roll-top desk, lawyer book case, TV’s, misc. kitchen & linens.
WANTED: CONSIGNMENT AUCTION ITEMS; equipment, personal property, Buy or Sell, at United Country A Star Auction, 4911 Avenue H, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 281-2398900, www.AStarBid. com, TL#17149.
RICHMOND “ROYAL LAKES” ESTATE SALE, 9115 CROWN JEWEL, RICHMOND 77469, near Greatwood, off FM 2759/Thompsons Rd. & Royal Lakes Blvd., Sat., Augl 17, 8-3, Sun., Aug. 18, 11-5, NICE SALE! Pretty 2 story home filled with new and vintage furniture, art, lamps, mirrors and more includ. garage PACKED with tools, estate jewelry and more, something for everyone! Cash/ MC/Visa, No babies or children under 15, http://margiebeeglesales.com/upcoming.html for photos of this sale.
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Sugar Land 101 class applications are now available The City of Sugar Land will accept applications through Oct. 31 for the next Sugar Land 101 class scheduled to begin in January 2014. Sugar Land 101 participants learn about City operations from Sugar Land's top managers. The class also includes a mock city council meeting and two citywide tours, including a behind-thescenes-look at City facilities. Spring 2013 alumni Ellen Tarver plans "to share knowledge with neighbors, be a better informed citizen and potentially join a board, commission or task force" and fellow alumni Debbie
Cortez encourages residents to apply as "we all need to be more aware of our city government, and this is such an enjoyable way to do it." Those applying for Sugar Land 101 must be residents of Sugar Land for at least one year, registered voters, over 21 years of age, not currently holding or running for elected office and willing to attend the 10-week session. To apply online or for more information about Sugar Land 101 and additional enrollment requirements, visit http:// www.sugarlandtx.gov/index. aspx?NID=702. Enrollment is limited.
Glenn Smith’s top 10 marketing trends will be featured August 21
Mr and Mrs. John Karbowski III of Brenham Texas would like to announce the engagement of thier daughter Brittney Marie Karbowski of Richmond Texas to Matthew Daniel Hernandez of Richmond Texas son of Sylvia Escamilla and Eduardo Hernandez. The wedding will be held at Ashelynn Manor in Magnolia Texas on October 11,2013 at 6:00 in the evening.
39TH ANNUAL HOUSTON GLASS CLUB VINTAGE GLASS & ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE
FORT BEND COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS US 59 to HWY 36, south 1/2 mile
Friday, Aug. 16th
2:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 17th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, Aug. 18th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
FRIDAY (Good all 3 Days)
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The Business and Professional Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon about The Top 10 Marketing Trends. This seminar will be led by Glenn Smith, the owner & lead coach of The Growth Coach Houston. Glenn is a certified business coach who helps dozens of local business owners each year to achieve exceptional performance in their businesses. The luncheon will be held at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 21. In the last few years, the world of marketing went through some major changes. How will you adapt your marketing efforts to keep up? If you don’t know what’s changing and on the horizon, you could be left behind. Don’t be left in
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Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce to hold breakfast roundtable The Chamber Young Professionals Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast roundtable with Mayors James Thompson, Vincent Morales, Evalyn Moore and Tommy Kuykendall representing their respective cities. The
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Selser-VanDenBerg Wedding Courtney Jean Selser and Gary Dean VanDenBerg were united in marriage on August 10th, 2013 at the Bar Bay Ranch in Durango, Colorado. Pastor Steve Thorney, dear friend of the bride’s family, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Linda Selser of Durango, Colorado (formerly of Missouri City, Texas), and the granddaughter of Ernest and Nancy Selser of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Jose A. and Adelma De Santos of Corpus Christi, Texas. The bride is a graduate of Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas and attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Courtney is an employee of Vectra Bank in Durango, Colorado. The groom is the son of Cleda VanDenBerg of Durango, Colorado. He is a graduate of Durango High School and attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and the University of Colorado in Boulder. Gary is the Information Systems Manager at Parelli Saddles in Bayfield, Colorado. Serving her best friend as maid of honor was Kassandra Hogue of Missouri City, Texas. Bridesmaids included the bride’s sister, Emma Selser of Durango, Colorado, the bride’s cousins, Lauren and Lia Carabajal of Katy, Texas, and friends Taylor Posten of Houston, Texas and Danielle Shepherd of Seattle, Washington. Serving as best man was Sean McCarthy of Seattle, Washington. Groomsmen included the bride’s brother, Andrew Selser of Durango, Colorado, as well as friends Joshua Levine of San Diego, California, Daniel Barbey of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Michael Glover of Seattle, Washington, and Christopher Brophy of Durango, Colorado. Jackson Dean VanDenBerg, son of the groom, served as ring bearer, with the assistance of Teryn Watters of Durango, Colorado, cousin of the groom. Katherine and Madeline Alvarado of Erie, Colorado, cousins of the bride, served as flower girls. The bride wore a stunning Modern Cinderella ball gown, as if picked right out of a storybook, from the Alfred Angelo Disney Fairytale Bridal Collection, featuring a dramatic, cathedral length veil and elegant tiara. Courtney and Gary would like to thank Todd and Bonnie Barbey for allowing their special day to take place at the beautiful Bar Bay Ranch. They would also like to thank the many family members and friends that traveled from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Washington, California and Minnesota to attend the wedding and associated festivities. We love you all! Following a honeymoon trip to Seattle, Washington, the couple will reside in Durango, Colorado.
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Freshman orientation pep rally held at Austin High School Did anyone hear the roar coming from Austin High School on the 8th of August? It was the freshman orientation pep rally. Before starting their first day of classes at Austin High School, upcoming freshman were given the opportunity to get all questions answered and to see how exciting high school really is. The ninthgraders thanks to help from AHS Link Crew are already equipped with some helpful tips for surviving high school. AHS Link Crew is a school community-building program. As positive role models, Link Leaders are motivators, leaders and teachers who guide freshmen, and new students, to discover what it takes to be successful in high school. A year with Link Crew begins
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with a spirited and interactive 9th grade orientation at the start of the school year. After the orientation, the Leaders lead their crew of freshmen through a series of fun, positive activities designed to help them all get to know each other as well as learn important campus information. The day-long event included the pep rally, team building events, a tour of the school, breakout sessions, and a club fair in the gym, of course who could forget the pizza lunch. Seeing as Link Crew's goal is to provide schools with a structure in which students make real connections with each other, thus increasing school safety and reducing the incidence of bullying through anti-bullying education, this goal at AHS is on its way to being achieved.
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Fort Bend Theatre brings Shrek the Musical to The Stafford Centre Things get shaken up in a kingdom faraway when the ogre Shrek rescues the beautiful, feisty Princess Fiona. He is definitely not the handsome prince charming she had in mind! Throw in a donkey who won’t stop talking, a host of fairy tale characters, and a villainous king with a short temper, and you’ve got an unlikely love story with an interesting happy ending. This fresh favorite of children and adults will run Saturday, August 17 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm and Sunday, August 18 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $20 - $50, with special group rates available. Tickets may be purchased through
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The Boom from Fort Bend take the PBUA championship. The boys were without their fearless leader Brandon Climie and son Cade. Coach Michael Golden rallied his troops with a few guests and brought home the hardware for the Boom family going 5-0, beating the Surge(11-1), Lamar Storm(5-2)and LC Broncos(8-7) in bracket play on Sunday. Pictured are: Back row: Craig Johnson, Michael Golden, Karl Baron; Middle row: Nick Johnson, Kade Baron, Harrison Golden, Brandon Racca, and Jaydn Whitsitt; Bottom row: Tom Pepe, Nic Pepe, Dallas James, Blake Zaskoda, Gonzo Saenz and Shelby Racca.
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Night at Constellation Field Fort Bend Corps Night at Constellation Field. $10 field box seats, Wednesday August 14, 7:05 p.m., Skeeters vs. Long Island Ducks. $5 of each ticket benefits Fort Bend Corps. For ticket information call Fort Bend CORPS 281-617-7416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Meet & greet FBISD Superintendent State Rep. Dist. 27 Ron Reynolds to host this Meet & Greet, Thursday, August 15, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Bank Bldg., 2440 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. FBISD Superintendent Charles Dupre is the special guest. Free & open to the public. Food & beverages served.
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Music in the Plaza Bring your dancing shoes to the Plaza for an evening of live music from Sarah Golden and Aaron Kauffman, at Sugar Land Town Square, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
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Movie Under The Moon Bring your friends, family, and lawn chair to the Sugar land Town Center Plaza and enjoy a free Movie Under the Moon, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Visit FirstColonyChurch.org for more information.
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Night of Music Enjoy a Night of Music in the Plaza presented by Cornerstone Community Bible Church, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. For more information, visit CornerstoneCBC.org. Free legal advice Fort Bend Lawyers CARE will offer free advice by phone to low-income families, residents of Fort Bend. Call 281-239-0015 to qualify for this service between 10 a.m. & noon. Attorneys will return call the same day or the following Monday.
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 email@example.com. 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 713222-2273. 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 www.recovery-is-possible.com. Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-2774989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: email@example.com
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Shred day to benefit FBC Women’s Center Join Vista Bank Texas for shred day August 17, 9 a.m. to noon (or until truck gets filled), 4690 Sweetwater Blvd. & Lexington, Sugar Land. Free document shredding in exchange for new school supplies. Benefitting the Fort Bend County Women’s Center. Call 281-235-5000 for more info. Shred Day at Vista Bank Texas This event will be held Saturday, August 17, 9-noon (or until truck gets filled)) Vista Bank Texas, 4690 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land. Free document shredding in exchange for new school supplies. Benefitting Fort Bend Women’s Center & co-sponsored by the Fort Bend Star. Info? 281-325-5000.
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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. Free ESL classes offered Sugar Land Family Church is pleased to offer free English as Second Language classes for adults. Fall classes begin September 10, and registration is required before attending. Registration will be August 29 and September 5 between 9-11am and 4-6pm. Sugar Land Family Church, 1110 Burney Road in Sugar Land. Interested students are encouraged to stop by during the registration times to be placed in the appropriate class level. All classes are taught in English. For more information about Sugar Land Family Church and the ESL program, please visit http://slfc.co/esl.
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Rainbow Room salutes supporters Fort Bend Community Partners Rainbow Room honored the people and businesses that make the organization so successful
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year; and Pat Houck and Sofia Rendek, Club Rainbow 2012. For a complete list of winners please visit www.fbrr.org. For those not familiar with the Rainbow Room, it is where Children’s Protective Services and Adult Protective Services caseworkers go for new clothing, toys and other
necessary items they can distribute to families in crisis. Often these supplies are needed as caseworkers are removing children from abusive situations, and because of the Rainbow Room they are able to pick up necessities and diapers for the children under their supervision.
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Walk with Pride Shoe Program gives thanks to contributors For more than 20 years, Fort Bend County Social Services has hosted the “Walk with Pride Shoe Program” in collaboration with various contributors including charitable organizations, private businesses, and individuals in the community. Each year before school begins, children of low- income families can register to receive a free pair of shoes from select Payless Shoe stores. Contributors shown are: Back Row: Jim Gonzales (IDC Inc.), Pamela Gubbels (Fort Bend Co. Director of Finance & Investments), David Lanagan (Exchange Club of Sugar Land), Zelda & Brian Sosa (Paramount Printing), Darren Frank (Church of Living Waters), Steve Saucedo (Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP), Reagan Swinbank (Sprint Fort Bend County Landfill, LP); Front Row: Rufus Guebara (Free2 Succeed), Nell Ciancarelli (Champion Technologies), Sherry Fisk (Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office), Chip Sutton (Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP), Victoria Khan (Frontier Utilities), Gamila Frank (Church of Living Waters), Stella & Alex Sosa (Paramount Printing), Leticia Hernandez (Fort Bend County Social Services); Holding Banner: April Flores, Kamrin Sosa, Kaylin Sosa.
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