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A massive undertaking by Fort Bend ISD to help stabilize some of the district's more contentious topics --school boundaries and overcrowding --will involve extensive community involvement starting next month. The district is asking the community to help establish a five year plan for elementary

Sugar Land Town Square recently named finalists in its 2013 Sugar Land Superstar competition. Pictured front (L-R) are Jenae’ Brown, second runner-up; 2013 Superstar Carman Hammond; and Brittany Villamil, runnerup. Pictured back (L-R) are Judges Tony Bracy, Micahl Wyckoff and Christian Taylor, and Emcee Michele Fisher. See related article on page 2.

Voters to decide on financing county-wide roads and other bond projects this fall workshop and later the selection of Allen Boone Humphries Fort Bend County will proceed Robinson, LLP as bond counsel with placing a $184,900,000 bond for the ordered county-wide road referendum on the November bond election in the fall. 5 election ballot. In action The county’s last bond taken by Fort Bend County referendum in 2007 was for $150 Commissioners Court last week, million for mobility projects the unanimous action followed that are just about all complete. extensive work by the county, With voter approval, projects which most recently included a this go-round would mean that By Elsa Maxey

construction could begin late next year or early 2015 for almost 60 road projects consisting of new roads, expansions and improvements due to the county’s continuing residential and commercial growth calling for an expansion of the infrastructure locally (visit fortbendstar.com for VOTERS, continued on page 8

Missouri City endorses road projects  in Fort Bend County bond referendum

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Talk about a front row seat in the place of all things flaming! CRIMINAL So, when a OF THE WEEK Troll picks a church parking lot to expose himself – is he just try’n to get caught? Practicing handing out matchstick at the gates of Hell? Or, just too stupid to walk among us? Yep, you read that right – seems some Nasty Troll

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Community asked to take the lead on FBISD zoning and facilities decisions By Betsy Dolan

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projects that will be included in the Fort Bend County Mobility Bond Election in November. The Missouri City projects include: • Hurricane Lane extension-Trammel-Fresno to Lake Olympia Parkway • Knight Road extension--Fort Bend Toll Road to McKeever Rd. • Glenn Lakes bridges over Oyster Creek & Oyster Creek

tribuary • Lake Olympia Parkway-Village Brook Dr. to Fort Bend County Toll Rd. • Independence Blvd. Segment 1 & 2--Staffordshire to Revolution • Staffordshire Rd--Scanlan St. to Court Rd. • Watts Plantation--Sienna

Sugar Land police investigate a motorcycle accident the intersection of Coachlight and Hickory Run in the Colony On Thursday evening about Bend subdivision. 5:30pm, Sugar Land police were According to a city called to the scene of a single spokesperson, the motorcycle vehicle motorcycle accident near driver, Stephen Matusek, 57, of Sugar Land either stopped or swerved to avoid a vehicle and was thrown from his motorcycle. According to witnesses, Matusek was reportedly traveling at about By LeaAnne Klentzman

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Concerns about water bottling use by Niagara during drought coming from, they’ve asked. “Isn’t that taking from the rest of One would think that since us, our Fort Bend water supply there’s a water bottling company sold to everyone else while we operating locally, the idea of may have do without?” having water to take care of one’s This area is no doubt in a basic needs would not come up. drought, which is also the case But about a handful of residents statewide. Just last week, the Fort in Fort Bend are wondering how Bend County Commissioners it is that the newly operating Court even took action along Niagara water company in those lines by issuing a burn ban Missouri City can supply large that is to be in effect for 90 days, volumes of bottled water during prohibiting outdoor burning in this period of drought. If there’s the county due to dry conditions. a drought, where’s the plentiful Confirming the drought state water supply they need to operate of the area is the Fort Bend By Elsa Maxey

County Water Control and Improvement District (FBWCID) No. 2 indicating “this is also statewide and beyond the state,” said General Manager Owen Matherne. WCID No. 2 supplies water to Niagara water bottling company “just as it does to other commercial and residential customers,” said Matherne. The agreement is just like every agreement the district has with each water customer requiring “that they have a connection and WATER SUPPLY, continued on page 8

Stafford Mayor Scarcella supports $184.9 Fort Bend Mobility Bond By Karen Daniels

At the August 7 Stafford City Council meeting, concerns were noted about the upcoming mobility bond project by Councilmembers and Mayor Scarcella. At that meeting, City Engineer, Charles Russell, explained that he had been contacted by representatives of Fort Bend County to submit

road improvement projects to be included in the bond for consideration. Given a two day deadline, Mr. Russell submitted two projects: 1) sidewalks down Staffordshire and 2) the extension of Cash Road. The sidewalks were accepted, but the Cash Road extension was denied. Mayor Scarcella said, "It would be unfortunate to pay taxes for 30

years and only get a sidewalk out of it." Councilman Cecil Willis felt this bond project was being rushed. He spoke about a prior bond project from the County that involved citizen committees and took 18 months to put together. This bond project was proposed by the Commissioners "in about 90 days." STAFFORD, continued on page 8

Learning to Serve Others The children at Sugar Land Baptist Church Power of Praise Camp are on a mission to learn and serve. They learned the importance of feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and caring for the ill. Acting on what they learned, the kids decorated and gifted mugs to show their appreciation to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital staff for their service to patients and the community. They also made activity packages for children to do while they are here in the ER or visiting family members. Their gifts are truly appreciated for their thoughtfulness and as a reminder of the importance of serving others. Shown are Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital employees, the campers, and camp leader. Kim Sprague, Marketing Coordinator; Kaelyn Bujnoch, Marketing Coordinator; Marcia Barham, Physician Liaison; Jill Perez, Sugar Land Baptist Camp Leader with class.

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2013 Sugar Land Superstar named in singing competition The votes are in! Sugar Land Town Square recently hosted its eighth annual Sugar Land Superstar finale, featuring 11 pre-selected finalists from Fort Bend County. At the end of the

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Welcome to the 2013-14 school year At last week’s Board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved our Core Beliefs & Commitments that will be the foundation of the district’s mission, vision, and goals to be established during the upcoming strategic planning process. You can read our Core Beliefs & Commitments by going to fortbendisd.com and clicking on “About Us.” Our theme for the school year is also designed to support our Core Beliefs & Commitments. The theme is Learning for Life because we take seriously our mandate to prepare students for life today and in the future – that means we teach each student the academic, character, and life skills required to pursue whatever future they choose. To me, Learning for Life also means that we are a learning organization – that we engage in the continuous improvement of our processes, procedures, and practices. As adults, we are

learners, too, and are committed to personally improving our practices to enable us to best serve the needs of each student. When the new school year begins, we will welcome more than 70,000 students who will be served by approximately 9,000 employees – and you can be sure that each one cares about the students in this community and understands the impact we have on this community through the work we do each day. The students we are educating today are the community of tomorrow – our neighbors, workforce, and community leaders. We want to serve in partnership with you to make sure we fulfill your expectations. Continue to keep in touch with us through the Your Voice Matters website, and through the numerous community forums that will take place this year – or simply give us a call or send an email. We want to hear from you. In closing, please remember

The Travis High School "Tiger" Marching Band has kicked off its 2013-2014 marching season. Practices are well underway, and band members are looking forward to a successful school year. As one of its first fundraising events, the Tigers will host a car wash on Saturday, August 24, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the

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Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for a condition in which the thick tissue that connects the heel of the foot to the toes becomes very painful and inflamed. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. When it is over-stretched, it can cause heel pain and make walking more difficult. Most people with plantar fasciitis have flat feet, high arches, participate in running activities for long distances, or wear shoes with soft soles. One of the most common symptoms is heel pain that can be both sharp and blunt; this may occur right after waking up from bed, climbing stairs, or after exercising. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) may help reduce pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia. In the case of severe pain, a steroid shot may be injected into the heel. Steroids help reduce inflammation, but they have many side effects including sleeplessness, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure. There are some daily habits that can reduce pain such as applying ice to the affected area for up to ten minutes per day for fifteen days and heel stretches with the toe pointing back to the upper body. Heel support products can also help relieve any pain when walking. Products can range from heel cups, night splints, or customized shoe inserts.

Pecan Grove Valero gas station (FM 359 at Plantation Drive in Richmond). Monetary donations of any fair amount will be appreciated. Come and take advantage of this worthwhile effort, while supporting the Travis Tiger Band and Color Guard. The Tigers will host a second car wash on Saturday, September 14, if you miss the August date.

2013 Inaugural “Linked To Healthy Living” golf tournament is August 26 The Fort Bend Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host its 2013 Inaugural “Linked to Healthy Living” Golf Tournament on Monday, August 26, at Sugar Creek Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas with practice beginning at 10:00 a.m. and shotgun at 12:00 noon. Proceeds from the tournament

will provide Scholarships and Childhood Obesity Awareness Programs for students within the Fort Bend County Area. Information about The Fort Bend County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the upcoming golf tournament can be found on: http://www. fortbendcountylinksinc. org/Events.html

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It is an exciting time in Fort Bend ISD as we begin what is sure to be a landmark year in this district’s history of excellence. Personally, I am thrilled to be “back home” among so many outstanding, hard-working team members and a community that demonstrates exemplary support of public education. Despite the district’s continued growth, we will not be opening any new schools this year. Instead, we will be engaging the FBISD community in the development of a strategic plan and facilities master plan designed to provide a roadmap for planning our educational programs and facilities improvements for the foreseeable future. We expect the strategic and facilities master plan to be finalized in early 2014. Immediately following the completion of these two plans, we will convene an elementary school boundary committee to help us determine school boundaries that will enable us to use each of our

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The FORT BEND CO. M.U.D. #49 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Tues, 09/10/13 at 12 noon at 6750 West Loop South, Suite 250, Bellaire, Texas. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The FORT BEND CO. M.U.D. #48 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Sept. 12, 2013, 11:30 a.m., at 6335 Gulfton, Houston, Texas 77081. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

FOR the proposal:

Bill Quinn, Terry Sparks, Donna Kottwitz & Dennis Hurta

FOR the proposal:

Victoria L. Burns, Donna Giblin, Jane E. Rotramel, Janie Guzman

AGAINST the proposal:

None

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting: None

PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT:

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The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ Difference in rates per $100 of value

Last Year This Year .95000/$100 $ .95000/$100 Adopted Proposed

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ Difference in rates per $100 of value

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If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE

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Put more resources behind STEM says Dr. Betty Baitland

The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #42 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Monday, September 9, 2013, 12:00 p.m., at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2400, Houston, Texas 77027. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal:

Ronald L. Sodek, Diane Mauricio, E. Kent Hudson, Clinton Chapman, David Gould

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT:

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Dear Editor: If we want to prepare the next generation for the explosion of high-tech jobs that are likely to dominate the job market, we need to put more resources behind education in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as the STEM subjects. By 2018, STEM jobs are projected to increase 22 percent, to more than 715,000 jobs in Texas alone. We can meet this challenge

by supporting the U.S. House's SKILLS VISA Act as part of any meaningful immigration reform in Congress. This act would increase the number of visas for high-tech workers immediately, helping to fill the current gap. At the same time, Congress should support Stem funding to train America’s youth by requiring employers who hire foreign nationals to pay a fee attached to H-1B visas. This fee would then be deposited into a "STEM Education and Training

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to remain fiscally responsible, By Karen Daniels and scale back their design. In 2009, The Vineyard The plans are to turn their Church applied for and received existing sanctuary into a grand a Special Use Permit by the lobby, adding new entrances, a City of Stafford to build a new bookstore, an information center, sanctuary for their congregation. and a coffee bar. Twenty-five Unfortunately, due to the additional parking spaces will be economic hardships at that time, provided to accommodate their the addition to the church was growing congregation. The new delayed and the permits expired. sanctuary that will be attached Flash forward to August 2013 to the old one, will double their and The Vineyard Church is seating capacity from 250 to 500. ready to reapply and build their When asked by Commissioner new sanctuary. Gary Borne, Virginia Rosas as to what they Director of Operations, explained might do in the future with the that in 2009 the project was land that is still available to worth an estimated 3 to 3.5 them, Counsel for The Vineyard million dollars. Since then, the stated that although they have plans have been revised and no current plans, one day they the estimated total is between would like to see a athletic field 1.5 and 2 million. Now that the or park setting. The Vineyard economy and the church have has aspirations to open their "healthy finances" they'd like new sanctuary by Easter 2015.

Account." The funds from that account would flow to the states for use in the improvement of our local STEM initiatives. I've seen the importance of proactive efforts to enhance and improve STEM programs locally. But with fewer than half of the eighth graders in Texas scoring proficient or higher in math and science, we need to do more. Enhanced STEM programs will improve the economic development of our region. We need to make sure our elected officials know the importance of the SKILLS Act in preparing our youth for the technical future they will face. Sincerely, Dr. Betty Baitland

In Loving Memory Mavis Louise Lindsay April 10, 1921 August 22, 2008

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The Establishment is the problem—buying into the Liberals’ obtrusive agenda. The choice is ours: We stand firm with the Constitution or we ignore it. There is no middle ground. Pure and simple. Hats off to Arizona’s Sheriff Mark Dannels who called Rubio out for knowing “nothing about our border.” Graham and McCain, for starters, have got to go; Rubio needs to man up and decide which side of the aisle he sits with. Our Republican-majority House is repeating 1995, you

Plan now to play in the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s 14th annual Back to School Scramble golf tournament set for Monday, August 26, at Sweetwater Country Club. Schlumberger is presenting the Back to School Scramble, chaired by Claude Leatherwood and Rod Nelson. Lunch is provided by Chick-fil-A. Your entry fee includes lunch, golf and cart, beverages, dinner reception and special gifts. Foursome teams are $1,000 and individual entries are $275. Over $312,000 was awarded in grants to teachers and schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1992, the Foundation has awarded nearly $4.1 million in grants to Fort Bend ISD teachers and schools to fund innovative teaching ideas. The Education Foundation has partnered with the school district and created the Professional Development Grants program.

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Their 40 votes to “repeal Obamacare” has been a total sham. Congress does not have the authority to play with our national security in order to pacify the Left with bogus “incremental fixes” to an amnesty bill while gaming the American people. For the Congressional majority who went to law school, learned how to write a brief—but never practiced law—perhaps that’s why they ignore their oath of office and can’t remember what the length of a brief should be. Secure our borders. We are not safe—and you know it! Stop paying 80

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HENDERSON Jeanette Marie (Werner) Henderson Funeral services for Jeanette Marie (Werner) Henderson, 74, of Meadows Place, Texas will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church in Sugar Land with Rev. Dr. Frederick Seay officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Visitation will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. until service time at 10:30 a.m. Jeanette was born on April 26, 1939 in Wharton, Texas to Victor and Margaret (Barak) Werner. She was a loving wife, mother and friend. Jeanette was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sugar Land and it was through the church she was an Elder, a member of the Angels Group, Nifty-Fifty and the Stephens Ministry. Jeanette was known for her kind heart. She served for 38 years with Southwest Memorial Hospital, helping and healing others in need. She enjoyed painting, photography and doing needle work for her family. She passed away on August 18, 2013 in Houston, Texas. She is preceded in death by

her parents, Victor and Margaret Werner. Jeanette is survived by her husband, Robert Earl Henderson; daughters, Kimberly Ann Boudny, Roxanne Henderson and Katherine Sepeda and husband, Mike; brother, Wesley Werner and wife, Patricia; sister, Minnie Rose Stucker and husband, Jim; along with other family and friends. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made in Jeanette’s name to First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land, 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the Henderson family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., Rosenberg, Texas 77471, Phone: 281-341-8800.

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The Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 68 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Thursday, September 12, 2013, 12:00 p.m. at the offices of Schwartz, Page & Harding, 1300 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1400, Houston, TX 77056. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District # 67 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, STE 2600, Houston, Texas 77027. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

FOR the proposal:

Thomas Hopkins, Michael Pincomb, Lewis Locke, Teresa Rosenbaum, Jordan Mack

FOR the proposal:

Allen Viktorin, David Draper, Betty Lozada, Cindy Picazo, Michael Albrecht

AGAINST the proposal:

None

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting: None

PRESENT and not voting: None

ABSENT:

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None

None

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

Last Year This Year 0.40000/$100 $ 0.40000/$100 Adopted Proposed

Last Year This Year Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ 0.445000/$100 $ 0.410000/$100 Adopted Proposed

Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ Difference in rates per $100 of value

$

0.000

Percentage increase/decrease in rates(+/-)

Difference in rates per $100 of value

0.00%

-0.035

Percentage increase/decrease in rates(+/-)

Average appraised value

$

184,666

$

184,423

General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions)

$

0

$

0

Average taxable value $ 184,666 $ Tax on average residence homestead $ 738.66 $ Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) $ -$0.97 and percentage of increase (+/-) -0.13%

$

184,423 737.69

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$

251,188

$

264,737

General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions)

$

0

$

0

Average taxable value $ 251,188 $ 264,737 Tax on average residence homestead $ 1,117.79 $ 1,085.42 Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) $ -32.37 and percentage of increase (+/-) -2.90%

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

Should you have any questions concerning this notice, please contact the tax office at 281-482-0216.

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

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Stafford MSD readies for new school year and new high school By Karen Daniels

This year should be very exciting for SMSD. The 49.9 million dollar bond construction is nearing the end. Improvements and upgrades will be noticeable throughout

the entire campus, but the new 92K square-foot high school is something the community and students in Stafford have deserved for a long time. A back-to-school letter has been sent to all students and a map for the new high school

will be included in the first-day packets to help everyone navigate their way around the school. For added visual direction, the hallways will have designated college flags, such as, Harvard Hallway, Texas A&M Hallway, and the University of Texas

Historic Richmond Association's annual membership drive begins August 21 Historic Richmond Association’s annual membership drive is in full swing, and those interested are invited to the Wednesday, August 21 meeting, held at the Italian Maid, 300 Morton Street, downtown Richmond, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. “We are actively recruiting new members! We hope many people from our community and county will attend the August meeting, which will include a time of networking prior to being introduced to all Historic Richmond Association does,” said Lanie Alveraz, co-owner Italian Maid and vice president, Historic Richmond Association. According to Alvarez, many people who live in the area or

in a neighboring city or town have not visited downtown Richmond before, even though it is the county seat and has a very long history. “We’d like to introduce county residents to all Historic Richmond and all it has to offer from shops, the museum, eateries, and more. We also hope they will join HRA and be part of all that we do,” Alvarez said. At the August meeting, discussions will focus on revitalization efforts that are already underway, and new initiatives that are just getting started. “We will also be talking about events that we have planned to introduce people to our great little town,” Alvarez said.

The mission of Historic Richmond Association is to support local businesses and the community through Historic preservation, community improvement and the promotion of the City of Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas. “Again, we hope to see the community at our August monthly meeting. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided by HRA, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. We start on time and end on time, which most appreciate. Again, hope to see you at the meeting,” Alvarez said. For more information, please visit www.historicrichmond. org or call 832.752.9645.

Hallway, to name a few. The center of the high school -- Main Street -- will house the counseling center and the library, providing easier access for students needing assistance and information. The bell schedule between classes has been adjusted by 1 minute, from four to five. This has been tested from end to end the by the staff to make sure it's possible. Additional text books have been ordered this year to provide one for each student to take home and one to remain in the classroom, diminishing the necessity for students to go to their lockers between every class. Also as part of the bond project, 900 laptops and tablets will be purchased for in-class use as part of the 1 to 4 initiative. Board Trustee Auturo Jackson asked to obtain the pricing for additional laptops and tablets so that in the future, high school students may be able to take the devices home. Superintendant Dr. Lance Hindt recommended two important tools for parents to use concerning their students. First, beginning in September,

construction on Staffordshire Road will commence, increasing the lanes from two to four, matching the existing road north of 5th Street. "I strongly encourage students to use the airconditioned bus transportation. This will help mobility problems." Dr. Hindt added that road construction in front of the District will likely continue

through December. The second recommendation is to utilize the District's website. Bus schedules, lunch prices and menus, school supplies, plus much more are available for parents. The goal for completion of the high school is said to be a "photo finish" though some punchcard items will be completed when school is in session.

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Community asked to take the lead on FBISD zoning & facilities decisions that it is not ideal to discuss boundary changes during the A time line of the process spring semester but said the was presented to the Board of issue is impacted by the results Trustees August 12. Educational of the facilities master plan, consultants DeJong-Richter will being conducted by Jacobs help facilitate the community Engineering. discussions which will start in "The main outcome of the fall on the facilities master (Jacobs) work is to determine plan and the strategic plan. The which schools the community elementary school boundary will support for new boundaries," issue will be taken up in the early Dupre said. "It would create spring. conflict and confusion to run a Dupre acknowledged boundary study in the fall when ZONING, continued from page 1

Jacobs is still doing their work." The $1.7 million dollar facilities master plan will provide the district with an in depth look at the condition of the district's schools--everything from HVAC units, to classroom square footage, to technology inadequacies. In addition, Jacobs will provide an accurate space inventory of every school using a special software program that the district can utilize long term. According to Fort Bend ISD

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spokeswoman Nancy Porter, community stakeholders will have an opportunity to serve on steering committees, participate in several community forums and take an online survey. The district hopes to approve

the five year facilities master plan and the district's strategic plan February 10 with the school boundary issue approved in early April. "This is unlike anything we've undertaken in this district

before," Charles Dupre, Fort Bend ISD Superintendent said. "Our hope is that the community will be so engaged in the process they will buy into the outcome and feel good about a long term solution."

Is the new water company sucking up our greatly needed water supply? the prototype in Fort Bend as it

began its groundwater to surface water transition ahead of an unfunded state mandate, which was extended from 2013 to 2015. “The district can produce 17 million gallons of water per day,” said Matherne, and it currently averages eight to ten million gallons of water per day. Being in a drought does not equate being in an immediate water shortage, explained the district’s engineer, Kirby. He also said that some areas completely dependent on surface water may have a water shortage. “Every entity looks at their own supply and demand based on their individual needs,” in relation to its supply. The FBWCID No. 2, which primarily serves the City of Stafford, a portion of Missouri were approved (along with the City and Sugar Land and even STAFFORD, continued from page 1 sidewalks) and both projects are a sliver of Harris County and The following week at the listed by the HGAC committee as other customers, previously August 13 Stafford Planning & important for traffic flow. served Texas Instruments, which Zoning meeting, Mayor Scarcella This $184.9 million dollar bond shut down in Stafford last year. spoke of his shift in attitude, and project will be on the November Niagara’s newly launched now supports the bond mobility 5th ballot. The Mayor explained operation in Fort Bend helped project. The day prior, Judge Bob that the City of Stafford will be create almost 100 jobs as it Hebert invited all of the Fort Bend required to pay for 50% of the got started. Missouri City, Fort County Mayors to his office to improvement costs at the start of Bend County, and FBWC&ID discuss the bond project. During construction, though he doesn't #2 granted it property tax this conversation, the Mayor was expect the projects for the City abatements, and needed water able to suggest two additional to start for a few years. Mayor and sewer improvements were projects for consideration for Scarcella said he was "very managed by the water district. the City of Stafford: 1) the pleased" with Judge Hebert's intersection at Avenue E and FM consideration of the City's late The Fort Bend Star 1092 and 2) the intersection at entries and supports the passing West Airport and FM 1092. Both of the mobility bond. 4655 Techniplex Dr., Ste. 300 (greater demand) 25 to 30 years ago for the anticipated future that they follow the district rate growth of the district, and we orders and policies,” said the entered into a water contract with district’s engineer Jason Kirby. the Gulf Coast Water Authority Breakdown data shared by 20 years ago,” said Matherne FBWCID No. 2 shows that about the district’s long term in July, it provided 50 million planning. gallons of water per month to FBWCID No. 2 gets its surface residential/families, 49 million water from there, the Gulf Coast gallons to commercial, 30 million Water Authority (Brazos River gallons to multi family, and 26 water), and it also has ground million went to landscaping. The water facilities and pumps water water district has about 7,000 out of the aquifer with emergency connections serving an estimated power back-up generators, population of about 18,000. when needed. The FBWCID “We started planning for that No. 2 operation helped serve as WATER SUPPLY, continued from page 1

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project list). County Judge Bob Hebert said the bond referendum approval would not impact the county tax rate, which for the upcoming fiscal year beginning this October, will be going before the public for comment before it is adopted. Commissioners Court recently approved the proposed property tax rate of $0.48476 per $100 valuation. It includes the General Fund rate of $0.38076, the Road and Bridge Fund rate of $0.031 and an Interest and Sinking Fund rate of $0.073. Although the proposed tax rate is “effectively a 4.6 percent increase in the tax rate” as qualified by Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison, when he made a motion for approval, the combined tax rate of the county and its drainage district will remain the same. “The overall tax rate for the county will remain flat,” affirmed Judge Hebert. Public hearings for the proposed tax rate are scheduled for this week on Thursday, August 22, and next Tuesday, August 27.

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Next month, the county will hold another set of public hearings on September 9 and September 10 to receive comments on its proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. In September 2012, the Fort Bend Commissioners Court adopted last year’s annual budget amounting to $250 million. Along the lines of other bond measures impacting city residents in Fort Bend and going on the November ballot, this week the Sugar Land City Council will have ordered an election for a $50 million bond referendum. Just down the street, the City of Rosenberg cancelled plans for a $12.5 million bond referendum this November. Residents of Missouri City, too, will be probably see a bond referendum in May 2014. This November, voter approval will also be sought for the creation of Fort Bend County Assistance District No. 6, as called for by commissioners court. It will allow for a sales and use tax of one cent for the district along SH 6, north of U.S. 90A to the Fort Bend County line.

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Pkwy to Knight Rd. • Lake Olympic Parkway Segment 1--Hurricane Lane to Chimney Rock The county will pay half of the construction costs with the city picking up the other half as well as

the design costs. “This is our wish list,” said Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen. “We got in this bond issue what we can afford to do. The county will help us but as we know construction costs can fluctuate.” Back in June, the county asked Missouri City for a prioritized

list of road projects that the city hoped to complete within five years. The city’s list originally included widening South Cravens road in anticipation of industrial development in the area but it was decided that the project didn’t fit within the county’s time line. Another project, the Vicksburg Blvd. extension, was also not included on the final list because funding could be secured through an inter local agreement. The city had hoped to pay for the Hurricane Lane extension with federal monies but changes in the regulations added considerable time to the project timeline so the extension was included in the county bond plan. Other projects on the final list improve connections to the Fort Bend County Toll Road, improve east-west and north-south routes and relieve congestion on the city’s major arteries.

Rosenberg convenience store robbed By LeaAnne Klentzman

Rosenberg police are looking for the duo that robbed a local convenience store Thursday night, August 16, about 11:00 pm. Rosenberg police were called to the Superway convenience and grocery located at 201 Lane Drive after two men robbed the store. The suspects were both described as black males. One was 6’ the other 5’8” and they both ranged in weight

from 180-190 pounds. At the time of the robbery both men were reportedly wearing black hooded sweatshirts, bandanas, and gloves. According to a police spokesperson, the duo fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information on the suspects or this robbery is asked to contact the Rosenberg Police Department at 832-5953700 or contact Crime Stoppers at @ 281-342-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous.

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Did you get a new Kindle, but you’re not sure how to use it? Fort Bend County Libraries will present an introductory program, “Shift Into OverDrive with Kindles,” on Wednesday, August 21, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab at the Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Learn how to download eBooks to your Kindle from the library’s online digital library collection, OverDrive. Those attending this class should bring their Kindle, their library card, and their PIN. Anyone who is just thinking about purchasing a Kindle may also like to attend to learn about other people’s experience with Kindles and to

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see how easy it is to download free eBooks from the library. The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend. lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2900, or by visiting the library.

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transferred to a Houston trauma center. All the while, he was less than 10 minutes away from at least two Sugar Land hospitals. Either of which would have gotten him to Life Flight just as well; if necessary. According to one witness, “The majority of the patient’s Golden Hour, 5:45 to 6:20, was spent sitting in an ambulance just minutes from an Emergency Room waiting on his flight to the Houston Med Center; which was at least another 10 minutes away.” No further information was available on Matusek’s injuries at press time.

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“We don’t want to mislead people because some of these projects won’t happen unless we have another bond issue,” said Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Wyatt. The county added two projects that are largely located outside of the city limits and are not included in either the city’s CIP or TMP-the Watts Plantation extension and the Lake Olympia Parkway Segment 1. Wyatt and Owen said they wished the county would have included some time for the city council to discuss the project list. “I reminded the county that 75% of the taxes collected by the county come from the cities yet we don’t get 75% of the project money,” Owen said. Missouri City’s portion of the projects will be paid for by 2003 CIP bond funds, the METRO 1/2 cent sales tax rebate and projected 2014 CIP bond funds.

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Many cyclists experience foot pain, usually involving the undersides of the feet. Pain emanating from the nerves to the toes can cause numbness or a hot, burning sensation called “hot foot.” In general, feet require adequate space, and the ball of the foot needs to experience pressure relief. For a cyclist, proper footwear is imperative. In some cases, wider shoes that have adjustable straps are the answer. Individualized shoe insoles may also provide some much needed comfort. The type of socks worn when cycling is also important. A cyclist with thinner, bonier feet will benefit from beefier socks that will help provide added padding. For someone with bigger feet, thinner socks may be the answer. Whenever your feet hurt, it’s important to find out why. Following diagnosis, it’s time to formulate a treatment plan that may consist of medication, orthotics, surgery, exercise, or even a change in footwear. If your feet hurt, it’s smart to communicate with us. Now is a good time to schedule an appointment for footcare for the family at 3143 Hwy. 6 South, where we practice conservative podiatry as the frontline defense against feet that cause you to suffer pain. PH: 281-980-3668. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment.Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: Cycling socks made with high-tech fibers wick away sweat.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letter Testamentary for for the Estate of BEVERLY K. CARTER, Deceased, were issued on August 19, 2013, in Cause No. 13-CPR-025907, pending in the County Court at Law No. 1, FORT BEND County, Texas, to: MICHAEL D. FREDRICKSON. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: MICHAEL D. FREDRICKSON 1425 N. Medio River Circle Sugar Land, Texas 77478 DATED the 19th day of Aug., 2013 NINA SCHAEFER Attorney for MICHAEL D. FREDRICKSON State Bar No.: 17720005 300 Jackson Street Richmond, TX 77469 Telephone: (281) 238-05-04 Facsimile: (832) 595-9566

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Bids will be accepted by Quail Valley Utility District for the following item at the Quail Valley U.D. office, Thursday September 12, 2013, until 10:00 A.M., then publicly opened and read aloud.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PENAL PROVISION OF CITY OF STAFFORD ORDINANCE NUMBER 1000 WHICH AMENDED CHAPTER 50 “MOTOR VEHICLES” OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD CODE OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $200.00 FOR A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE; REPEALING THE SECTION OF CITY OF STAFFORD ORDINANCE NUMBER 1000 IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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.

CONTACT US FOR YOUR HELP WANTED ADS DEADLINE IS 3PM ON MONDAY CALL: 281-690-4210

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be accepted by Quail Valley Utility District for the following item, including delivery, to Quail Valley Utility District Office, Thursday, September 12, 2013, until 10:00 AM, then publicly opened and read aloud:

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ATTORNEY

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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

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

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WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE The FIRST COLONY L.I.D. #2 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on September 3, 2013, 12:00 p.m., at 3 East Greenway Plaza, Suite 2000, Houston, TX 77046. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal:

Ron Frerich, Christine M. Lukin and Carl Mazzo

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT:

None

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ Difference in rates per $100 of value

Last Year This Year .27500/$100 $ .27500/$100 Adopted Proposed $ .00000/$100

Percentage increase/decrease in rates (+/-)

.00%

Average appraised value

$

362,089

$

365,214

General Exemptions Available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions)

$

0

$

0

Average taxable value Tax on average residence homestead

$ $

362,089 995.74

$ $

365,214 1,004.33

Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) and percentage of increase (+/-)

$8.59 .86%

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code. Bob Leared, Tax Assessor-Collector 713-932-9011

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Burglary duo gets busted when they run out of gas intersection of Williams Sheriff’s deputies were School Road called by a concerned neighbor and FM 360. early Tuesday morning As a deputy when a suspicious vehicle took one man snagged her interest. for gas, the It was about 3 am, Tuesday other; while morning when sheriff’s deputies Herman Ephran chatting with were sent to investigate a deputies suspicious vehicle and persons along the side of the road near Needville along Williams eventually admitted that School Road and FM 360 in the property loaded into the rural southwest Fort Bend back of the “out of gas car” County. According to Bob had been stolen from the Haenel, the sheriff’s spokesman, nearby homes or storage “The caller said a man was facilities. Haenel said most going door-to-door ringing of the stolen loot was law doorbells and he had a gas can and garden equipment. in his hand.” He went on to After realizing they had fallen explain that patrol deputies did into a crime scene, deputies find the duo, out of gas, near the began contacting nearby

residents and having them check their homes or storage barns to see if anything was missing. Haenel said, Cody Andel “A resident in the 9000 block of Dixie Drive discovered his storage shed had been burglarized. He later identified the items found in the vehicle to be his property.” To add insult to injury, the gas can was stolen too! Cody Andel, 24, of Guy, and Herman Ephran, 36, of Wharton are both facing burglary charges and will see a judge on Wednesday.

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Library offers FORT BEND DRIVING SCHOOL program on Serving the students of Fort Bend for over 25 years how to research www.fortbendstar.com FortBendDrivingSchool.com public records Whether researching property for purchase or tracing family histories, one can find many public records online that are available to the public, free of charge. Sienna Branch Library will present the program, “Public Records at Your Fingertips,” on Wednesday, August 28, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Learn how to search online for public records such as property records, court records, property-tax records, and much more, with minimal effort. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib. tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE

The Sienna Plantation Levee Improvement District of Fort Bend County, Texas will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP located at 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600, Houston, TX 77027. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District # 24 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, STE 2600, Houston, Texas 77027. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

FOR the proposal:

K. Beckman, J.P. Richardson

FOR the proposal:

Robert Atkinson, Robby McGinnis, Barbara Rozell, Cherie Howell

AGAINST the proposal:

None

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting: None

PRESENT and not voting: None

ABSENT:

ABSENT:

M. Johnson

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ Difference in rates per $100 of value

Last Year This Year 0.490/$100 $ 0.490/$100 Adopted Proposed $

Percentage increase in rates

0.000/$100

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The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ Difference in rates per $100 of value

0.0000%

Last Year This Year 1.43000/$100 $ 1.36000/$100 Adopted Proposed $

-0.07

Percentage increase/decrease in rates(+/-)

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$

280,551

$

297,520

General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions)

$

0

$

0

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Average appraised value

$

117,210

$

127,209

General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions)

$

0

$

0

Average taxable value $ 280,551 $ 297,520 Tax on average residence homestead $ 1,374.70 $ 1,457.85 Annual increase in taxes if Proposed tax rate is adopted $83.15 And percentage of increase 6.0486%

Average taxable value $ 117,210 $ 127,209 Tax on average residence homestead $ 1,676.10 $ 1,730.04 Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) $ 53.94 and percentage of increase (+/-) 3.22%

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

Questions or comments regarding this notice can be directed to Esther Buentello Flores at the tax office at (281) 499-1223.

Should you have any questions concerning this notice, please contact the tax office at 281-482-0216.


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Fort Bend Leadership Forum, Class of 2014 opens with record breaking attendance The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce presents the Leadership Forum Class of 2014 generously sponsored by Classic Chevrolet. This class represents the 26th year that a group of outstanding individuals will participate in a rigorous program of leadership development and community engagement through active learning, expert insight, and experiential activities. As the premier leadership development program in the region, the Fort Bend Leadership Forum was designed to prepare for the community needs that demand the involvement of informed citizens. The Fort

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and Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Some private schools, by the way, have already started. Do you remember any of your first school days…with that sense of new beginnings, those nostalgic recollections that make for fond memories? We invite you to share them with us as our own school age children begin their annual rite of passage into their 2013-14 school year. Send us a couple of lines by snail or email, editor@fortbendstar. com, and we’ll share them with our readers.

School’s about to start!

The Fort Bend ISD calendar shows that the first day of school classes is next Monday, August 26th . Then the following Monday, September 2nd the first school holiday takes place. Ditto for Stafford Municipal School District

justice, diversity, economic development/infrastructure, health and social services, municipal/county government,

and a two-day trip to Austin for the state government session. In addition, this year’s class will participate in a special

three-day national government session in Washington D.C. The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Leadership under the direction of Division ViceChairs Jeff Tallas and Emily Rhodes celebrates its tradition of

providing the region’s premier leadership development program. For more information on the Information on the program and sponsorship opportunities contact Farrah Gandhi at farrah@ fortbendcc.org or 281-566-2152.

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"Books-To-Film Redux" takes place at University Branch Library August 26 The University Branch Library’s “Books-to-Film Redux” night will take place on Monday, August 26, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the Large Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. This film is a Bollywood version of a classic romance written by Jane Austen. The Indian village of Diaspora replaces Austen’s England. Mrs. Bakshi is earnestly searching

for a suitable husband for her daughters. Sparks fly when Mrs. Bakshi’s headstrong daughter, Lalita, meets American hotel magnate, Will Darcy, but can their love survive? This film is rated PG-13. The “Books-to-Film Redux” night is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.   

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Music in the Plaza 33 1/3 RPM returns to the Sugar Land Town Square, Plaza for another great evening of live music 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Enjoy their mix of classic rock, pop and R&B! Julio Julian”s Concert Julio Julian is a renowned world class tenor. He will be in concert Saturday, August 24, 6:30 p.m., Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution, Stafford. Cost for this concert is on a donation basis. For more information email: syljulian@yahoo.com.

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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.

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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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THE STAR

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

"Walk with Pride" gets a helping hand from Exchange Club of Sugar Land Fort Bend County Social Services selected low income families to receive a new pair of shoes for their children at three Payless Shoe Source stores in Sugar Land and Rosenberg. Over 1,000 children can now "WALK WITH PRIDE" into their classrooms on the first day of school with a new pair of shoes. The Exchange Club of Sugar Land donated $500 to the project and volunteer members from the club along with The Exchange Club of Fort Bend and Living Waters Church helped children select appropriate school shoes and made sure they fit properly. Exchange Clubs across the Nation sponsor activities to promote the Prevention of Child Abuse, Development of Youth, Americanism and

Kempner’s Cougar Brigade to perform at Skeeters Pregame Show, August 24

Texas Public Education is our

#1 Priority

Kempner High School’s Cougar Brigade Dance Team will perform at the Sugar Land Skeeters’ “Back to School Night” Pregame Show on Saturday, August 24, at 5:30 pm, at Constellation Field. The Skeeters will match off against Camden Riverpark. Game time begins at 6:05 pm. If you would like to sit in the section with the Kempner Cougar Brigade, email your request to kempnerbrigadeboosterclub@ gmail.com or contact your favorite Brigade dancer for ticket information. Tickets are $12 each. Remember to arrive early so you won’t miss the performance.

Educators make kids a priority, so they deserve to know that someone has their best interests at heart. More educators in Texas choose the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) than any other education association.

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Community Service. The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s fundraiser "Spaghetti Dinner"

provides over $100,000 yearly to local charities. For more information go to www.ecsl.org.

Exchange Club of Sugar Land member Ray Wathen assists a kindergarten student in select a free pair of shoes at the “WALK WITH PRIDE” event at Payless Shoe Source on August 18, 2013. Photo by Sue Lockwood

Fort Bend Boom does it again!

The boys from the Fort Bend Boom add another trophy to their case by winning the High Heater Classic at MCLL. The boys suffered an opening pool game loss to the Pythons Red(9-8) but finished strong winning their next 4 games, including 2 wins against the Gulf Coast Hooks and a win against the always tough SL Cyclones. They avenged their only loss in the last 3 weeks by beating the Pythons Red 17-3 in the championship.  Pictured are: Coaches; Brandon Calvo, Michael Golden, Shelby Racca and Brandon Climie. Middle row; Tanner Calvo, Dante Walker, Brandon Racca and Jaydn Whitsitt. Bottom row; Kade Baron, Harrison Golden, Dallas James, Thomas Tinnin, Cade Climie and Nick Johnson.

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August 21, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper