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Finding cause of 44 stomach bug cases underway By Elsa Maxey

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Cyclospora parasite comes to Fort Bend

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services advises that work continues with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as it investigates a food-borne intestinal illness caused by a parasite found in foods. The cyclospora parasite, typically spread through feces-tainted produce, is responsible for a total of 44 stomach issues reported in Fort Bend, the number of cases as of this Tuesday, said Melanie Manville, Public Health Information Specialist with the county’s health department. Of that number, 36 are lab confirmed and eight are probable, she said. “The number of cases is not increasing, no more people are getting sick, we’re just finding out about more of them,” explained Manville about the outbreak noting that the CDC visited with health officials last week and are now back in Atlanta. “The cases are from throughout the county,” and Manville also told the "Star" that a city-specific breakdown was not available. Persons subjected to cyclospora report symptoms that include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdomen pain, and those with these conditions are asked see their doctor, advises the county health department. In the meantime, there’s an in-depth investigation to

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Sugar Land voters to decide $50 million bond referendum for parks projects By Betsy Dolan

Leading up to the general election on November 5, the City of Sugar Land will spend the early fall making sure voters understand the $50 million dollar bond measure involving three parks propositions. Those three measures are: Photo by Andy Wolf • Proposition 1--65-acre THE GROOVY PARTY PRESENTS: Woodstock an Aquarian Dinner and Auction, 3 Hours of Peace & community park at Chatham Music. Local singing legends Gail Best, Zach Crawford, David Daniels, Debbie Fancher, Jake Messinger Avenue and Easton Avenue, and Bruce Mercer will perform a Woodstock Revival guaranteed to be a memorable performance like $18.5 million the1969 Woodstock Festival, 3 Days of Peace & Music. The Groovy party is sponsored by Legacy Ford and all funds raised will benefit Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. Pictured L to R Front Row: Ron Ewer (FBS Board Member, Legacy Ford Title Sponsor), Juliana Ewer (Legacy Ford Title Sponsor), David Vasquez (Chairman of the Board, Fort Bend Seniors), Amy Mitchell, Sugar Land City Council Member and Groovy Party Co-Chair, Manuela Arroyos (CEO Fort Bend Seniors), Pictured Back Row: Jake Messinger (Co-Chair Groovy Party). See related article on page 3

Congressman Al Green hosts Town Hall meeting in Stafford By Karen Daniels

Last Friday, August 23, Congressman Al Green was in town to touch base with his constituents and provide a legislative update. The Congressman is serving his 5th term in the 9th Congressional District of the House of Representatives. He currently serves on the

Financial Services Committee, and within the Democratic Party, he holds the position of Assistant Whip. Mayor Leonard Scarcella made his introduction with a story of Congressman Green's help with the 2008 Hurricane Ike aftermath. "Because of that, we will be ready for the next emergency. This is the type of Congressman that Al

Green is." The Congressman spoke about several pieces of legislature that he has worked on Al Green that benefits veterans. He said, "If we can spend one trillion dollars to send these kids to fight for our freedom, we can spend one

Parking lot Troll in custody  By LeaAnne Klentzman

Last week we told readers about an exposure incident at a local church. This week we can announce that the Sugar Land Police have arrested the offender. On August 15, 2013 at about 9:20 in the morning Sugar Land Police responded to an indecent exposure call in the parking lot of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, located at 13333 Southwest Freeway. Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph said, “A woman said she parked her car and was walking to the church when she saw a man sitting in a vehicle with his pants down performing a sexual act on

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himself while parents were dropping off their children.” The woman reported the offensive behavior to one Anthony Chin of the church’s pastors who had the wherewithal to take a picture of the suspect, his car, and his license plate. Adolph said, “Police later located the vehicle at a house in Katy.” On August 22, Anthony Brian Chin, 31, of Katy, was arrested at Sugar Land Police Department and charged with indecent exposure.

• Proposition 2--Phase 2 of the Brazos River Park and adjacent festival site, $21.3 million • Proposition 3--10-mile connecting network of hike and bike trails and bridges, $10.2 million The bond measure was developed because of a lack of progress and reliable funding for new recreation projects included in the City's Master Plan. The SUGAR LAND, continued on page 8

Vietnam veteran is finally reunited with dog tag 45 years later

By Betsy Dolan

Thanks to an Australian teacher's love of Vietnam War history and the power of social media, a Vietnam veteran who lives in Sugar Land finally has one of his dog tags back 45 years-almost to the day-- after it went missing. On Saturday at the VFW hall in Missouri City, Lanny Martinson was honored for his service in Vietnam and for the amazing story of his dog tag that John Naesmith, (left) the Australian resulted in an international search teacher who found the dog tag near and a happy ending. an old airstrip in Khe Sahn, gives it back to Vietnam veteran Lanny VIETMAN, continued on page 8 Martinson.

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Fort Bend Women’s Center donation drive set for August 31 On Saturday, August 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Colony Mall will host a Pennywise Donation Drive for the Fort Bend Women’s Center. Volunteers from the organization will be in the parking lot just outside of shopping center’s Food Court and will accept new or gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes; jewelry and accessories; furniture; electronics; and housewares. Items that are donated during the PennyWise Donation Drive will be sold at one of the Women’s Center’s PennyWise Resale stores, which support the Center's client programs by offering donated goods to the public at low prices. PennyWise Resale also affords clients and their children an opportunity to find free clothing, furniture and other household items, that are necessities in establishing an independent household. There are three PennyWise Resale store locations, visit www.fortbendwomenscenter. org for addresses and hours of operation. The Fort Bend County Women’s Center is a resource for abused women and children who have nowhere else to turn. The organization assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children to achieve safety and become self sufficient.


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Is there something that does not pass the scratch and sniff test? Let us know we will check it out. A recently received letter asked that we find out just how elected officials can justify bumping their salaries again after in 2007 they gave themselves raises ranging from 8.91% for the County Attorney to 17.88% for the County Judge, fast forward to 2014 and they again are looking at a proposed 11% pay raise for themselves, based of course, on the State Judges salary formula. Did we mention, during that same time in 2007 County employees were given a 3.35% raise quickly followed by an increase in their insurance that was dangerously close to their windfall? According to documents received by the Star, from 2008 – 2011, no raises were granted. Now as the economy appears to be rebounding, county

employees were gifted a onetime bonus of $750 in 2012 ($28 per pay check before taxes), a 2.35% step boost in 2013 and there are proposals that are yet to be ratified for 2014. That being said, what Commissioners are proposing for the workers of Fort Bend County pales in comparison to what they have on tap for themselves. We will keep you posted as the ripples fade and the real numbers surface. While Bev and her Burner have been laid to rest, her mission remains our purpose and we are dedicated to being the voice of We the People; all the people. Speak up and tell us what you want to know. Send questions or inquiries to LeaAnne Klentzman Fort Bend Star 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 Stafford Texas 77477

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Stafford MSD receives two recognitions (TEA) new accountability system for 2013. There are four categories on the "Performance Index Summary" that are given a score. The District scored well above the target score in each category: 1) Student Achievement - 74 (Target 50) 2) Student Progress

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Congratulations are in order for Stafford Municipal School District. For the fourth consecutive year, the business office has received the Gold Leadership Circle Award from the Texas State Comptroller's office. SMSD was recognized for "setting the bar for the financial transparency and opening books to the public." Gold is the highest award achievable given to those who enter and qualify. Carla Merka, CFO for SMSD, had this to say, “The Stafford Municipal School District employees work very hard to ensure high standards are maintained in all areas and the business office is no exception. I am very proud of my staff and their commitment to preparing an exceptional budget document and providing the Stafford community with financial transparency.” In addition to this great news, Stafford Municipal School District, as well as each of the five campuses, received the highest ranking possible for the Texas Education Agency's

- 34 (Target 21) 3) Closing Performance Gaps - 71 (Target 55) 4) Postsecondary Readiness - 90 (Target 75) Superintendant Dr. Lance Hindt said there "is no reason we should be average. We should be above average in comparison to the State of Texas."

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Groovy Party presents “Woodstock Revival” Saturday, September 14 The Groovy Party Presents: Woodstock an Aquarian Dinner and Auction, 3 Hours of Peace & Music. Local singing legends Gail Best, Zach Crawford, David Daniels, Debbie Fancher, Jake Messinger and Bruce Mercer will perform a Woodstock Revival guaranteed to be a memorable performance like the1969 Woodstock Festival, 3 Days of Peace & Music. The Groovy party is sponsored by Legacy Ford and all funds raised will benefit Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. Amy Mitchell, Sugar Land City Council Member and Jake Messinger are Co-Chairs of the event. The Groovy is being held on Saturday, September 14, at the Safari Texas Ballroom, located at 11627 FM 1464 in Richmond and will be held from 6:30 – 11:30 pm. Release your inner hippie and join us on the farm for our Woodstock Revival. Many great packages in the live and silent

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WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE The FORT BEND CO. M.U.D. #47 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Sept. 18, 2013, 12:15 p.m., at 1001 McKinney, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77002. 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:

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Fort Bend deputies responded to a 911 call reporting an aggravated robbery late on the night of August 17, 2013 at a home in the 2300 block of Wildwood Lake Drive in the Mission Glen subdivision. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, about 11:50 that Saturday night,

“Four or five men entered the home where a party was in progress. They held guns on the people inside and demanded money. They ended up taking electronic devices, an electronic game system and any cash available. They ransacked the home in the search for money, witnesses said.” Haenel went on to explain that with the exception of one,

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to be between 35 to 40 years old and at the time of the theft was wearing a strawberry blonde wig, a blue tank top, black shorts and black sandals. On the surveillance footage she can be seen walking through the store, placing items inside an Ulta shopping bag. Haenel said, “Detectives believe the suspect crouched while between aisles in order to remove the items in the bag and place them in her own purse, leaving the Ulta bag behind.” The theft was reported to be almost $225. She was seen leaving the area in what is believed to be a Toyota Camry. Information which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect involved could earn a reward of up to $5,000. Call Fort Bend County

Drinking, driving and smashing a police car, never a good mix; not so lucky! At 4 a.m. last Saturday morning a couple of Sugar Land Police officers were working along the shoulder of US 59 near University Boulevard. As they worked, an approaching Honda sedan crashed into one of the police cars and careened out of control coming to a stop some 150 feet south of where it impacted the patrol unit. Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph said the Honda was occupied by the driver and three passengers. One passenger was ejected and taken by Life Flight to Hermann Memorial in Houston with head, neck, and back injuries.

No other injuries were reported. Adolph said the southbound lanes of 59 were closed from the time of the accident until about 10:30 Saturday morning. As a result of the accident, Michael D Maun, 25, was arrested and charged with intoxication assault.

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4/2 Beautiful 1-story house near lake. Pool & Spa, Tile & Hardwood flooring. Needs TLC. (4206 LT)


1/2 acre site that had a home on it & was removed. Property is clean & clear, ready to build on. (539AN)

RIVERIA EAST.........$64,900

Two story Bank Owned. Large home with upstairs deck & backyard large storage. 4/2/2 (12730LG)


BAYOU CREST........$199,000



LAKE OLYMPIA.....$189,800


LAKE POINTE.........$898,800


LAKE OLYMPIA . ..$174,900




BRAZOS LAKES......$45,000


LAKE POINTE.........$880,000





FIRST COLONY.....$244,900

THE ENCLAVE........$189,900

RIVERBEND SOUTH.....$295,000



GRAND RIVER......$250,000




Gorgeous 1 story, 4 BR/3BA home with hardwood floors! Covered back patio. (22210AU)

Sienna Village of Anderson Springs. Darling 4/3.5/2 Home on Large corner Lot. Over $32,000 in upgrades (6030SB)

Incredible, newly constructed custom home! Luxurious living at it’s finest! (1019VCD)

Exceptional family home on cul de sac with huge yard. 4/3/3. Must see! (1802CR)

Outdoor gazebo, flagstone patio, sitting & walking deck around grounds & on 2nd story!. (3825RA)

Delightful Ryland 3/2/2 one story is “move-in” ready with recent roof and HVAC system!! (8110WW)

Fuqua custom stucco on the golf course! Pool! superb condition! Gorgeous! (7618HP)

Gorgeous Steve Fuqua stucco with breathtaking views of the fairway! Many updates! (7618HP)

Gorgeous Lake Views!!! Master down w/sitting area, wood floors in formals, gameroom. (3723LC)

Truly One of a Kind! I need a book to write all the details and updates of this Amazing Home! (1206FBC)

Open floor plan, light and bright, across from the club house. (13307RO)

Spacious two story with pool. Neutral decor. Wonderful kitchen with lots and lots of storage! (10239SL)

New carpet, lots of tile, Silestone kit. countertops. Formals, Corian in baths. 3/2.5/2 (11910BR)

Foreclosure, Luxury home on 1/2 acres, wterfront, 4373SF, 3 car garage, loaded w/custom features. (3811TA)

1/5 Story David Weekley home built in ‘07, study, gameroom, media room, fr & bk covered patios. (6814Al)

5.2 Acres. Build your dream home in this beautiful lot, next to million $$$ home. (2131GR)

Beautiful open plan 2/huge backyard & covered patio. 4/2.5/2 + game room, all beds up. (1515MU)

Stunning custom country home on 9.5 acres. Work shop, 2 stall horse barn! (9103JR)

Amazing home in the Commonwealth subdivision featuring 4 bedrooms! (4315KE)

Sienna Village of Shipman’s Landing. Large and Beautiful 5-4 1/2 - 2. Priced to sell! 713-725-5051. (3215L)

One story TRENDMAKER, 4/3/2, quiet cul-de-sac. Open floor plan. Also for lease $2,500/mo. (3414SR)

Avoid the stress of finding your dream home! Come build it here! (13619LM)

Lovely David Weekley, 4/2.5/2, freshly painted interior, granite floors on 1st level. (3615HC)

Large family home with 2 living areas and huge backyard! (1802CRC)

Luxurious Waterfront Living with Easy Access to Highway 59! (15306 OC)

One of the BEST lake front lots! Master down w/executive en suite bath. (5231HA)

Lovely 3/2 1/2 2 in First Colony. Open floor plan. Must see! 713-7255051. ( 2506CBL)

Waterfront home with almost a mile long view! 5/3/2, 2 story. 6 walk in closets. (5226MO)


The Conservative Voice By Barbara J. Carlson

What Is Our Role? How do we learn discipline, refuse dependency and embrace ethics? The Left would argue their rhetoric to the lowinformation voter: “Embrace the Democrat Party. We help the poor and we offer you all the free programs to give you the ‘head start’ you need to become successful.” Nothing could be further from the truth. On the one hand Obama touts higher education while the DOJ is now suing to block Louisiana’s school voucher program to get kids out of

underperforming schools. This administration has not only announced a sealed indictment for the ones behind the Benghazi attack but is now blocking the FBI from seizing the five Benghazi suspects. This administration has no qualms on missing key meetings, with Samantha Power now ignoring an urgent UN Security Council meeting on Syria and instead going to Ireland on a personal trip. The truest foundation for success is the structure and strength of the family unit

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



By Denise Monroe

Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

It’s been five years now since Sister Lindsay went home to her Savior and not one day goes by that we don’t think about you or miss you. You are forever in our hearts. Sadly missed by your family & friends.

Watching your carbs? Here is a delicious recipe for an individual serving that you won’t want to pass up. It’s not exactly low fat, but definitely low carb. Feeding a family? Just multiply the ingredients by the number of people you are serving. Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast • 2 Tbs. cream cheese (I used Neufchatel) • 1 Tbs. chopped green onion • 2 pieces bacon, partially cooked. • Garlic salt to taste Preheat oven to 375. Pound chicken breast until ¼” thick. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Mix together cream cheese & green onions. Spread over one side of chicken breast.

Roll chicken breast up to seal. Wrap partially cooked bacon around chicken and secure with toothpicks. Place on baking sheet &

fiscally incompetent Congress that is playing with the very survival of our country—and our greatest document—the Constitution. Defunding Obamacare is the right thing to do. Congress inflicted on us a law that Congress both unconstitutionally and illegally exempted themselves in a gold-plated separate subsidy while telling the rest of us “to stay healthy” and then we won’t have to worry. Argue that ignorant rhetoric to our loved ones who suffer from hereditary diseases, cancer, mental illness or who have been in a devastating accident—all no fault of their own. The rule of law isn’t exclusionary. We are fortunate to live in the Medical Center mecca of the world, a place people travel to from around the world to seek medical care—and it is being destroyed right before our very eyes. The rule of law doesn’t bake 30 minutes or until done. Broil for about 5 minutes to crisp. Makes 1 serving. To vary this up, sprinkle pesto seasoning on the chicken before spreading the cream cheese and layer roasted red bell pepper on top before rolling up. If carbs are not an issue, glaze the rolled up chicken breast with Blackberry Chipotle sauce before broiling. I see endless possibilities with this one. Enjoy! If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.

Blood Drive Friday, August 30 at First Colony Mall On Friday, August 30 from 1 to 7 p.m., First Colony Mall partners with KHOU Channel 11 to host the station’s annual blood drive for Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and help save lives. While supplies last, everyone who donates blood or attempts to donate will receive a gift certificate for a free pint of Blue Bell ice cream. The mobile donor coach will be in the parking lot near the entrance to the Food Court. Appointments are not

necessary, but can be made by calling 1.888.482.5663 or visiting The Blood Center’s website at Individuals with appointments will be given priority. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. Individuals who are 16 years old and weigh 122 pounds can donate with parental consent. A valid picture ID is required. For more information, visit



support amnesty. Congress, can you spell e-t-h-i-c-s? For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@

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Cystitis is the medical term for inflammation of the bladder. It is most commonly caused by a bacterial infection. A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when outside bacteria enters the urinary tract, such as the blad­der, to spread and multiply. Women are more likely to get cystitis espe­cially if they are sexually active, use a diaphragm for birth control, or are pregnant. Symptoms include frequent, short bouts of urination, strong-smelling or cloudy urine, a burning sensation during urination, pain in the pelvic area, and a strong urge to urinate. The spread of the infection to the kidneys is a major concern and complication of cystitis. A few causes of infectious cystitis include: use of catheters, radiation therapy, and hypersensitivity to chemicals found in bubble baths or feminine hy­giene products. Lab tests and an assessment from a healthcare provider are necessary in order to classify the type of infection present and the appropriate antibiotics. A five-day course of nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) is commonly used to treat many first-time cystitis infections. A three-day course of double-strength trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Septra) is another treat­ ment alternative. This medication should be avoided with sulfa allergies. For recurring UTI’s, most people will need to take an antibiotic for a longer period of time.

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with God at the center. We, as parents, choose if we want to teach our children history, leadership skills, ethics, honesty and integrity. If we embrace these traits, we learn discipline. If we are courageous enough to fight for what is right, we will, indeed, encounter opposition—and bloody opposition at that. Our very foundation—the family unit—is being crushed by the Left. Without a solid foundation, dependency breeds enslavement. The Left thrives on crushing self-motivation, success and refutes accountability. Our Constitution breathes life into each one of us, affords us the greatest opportunity while embracing the rule of law. Being a Conservative stands in perfect harmony with both the Constitution and the very foundation and relevance of the family unit. Our country is at the mercy of the most corrupt and

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The Palmer Plantation Municipal Utility District #1 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at 6363 Woodway, Suite 725, Houston, TX 77057. 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 Palmer Plantation Municipal Utility District #2 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:30 p.m. at 6363 Woodway, Suite 725, Houston, TX 77057. 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:

Tara Wagner, Mike Ware, Terri Ellis, Lynn Macko, Doug Roberts

FOR the proposal:

James Wagner, Elizabeth Layman, Jim Gasper, Larry Eaton

AGAINST the proposal:


AGAINST the proposal:


PRESENT and not voting: None

PRESENT and not voting: 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 0.73500/$100 $ 0.75500 /$100 Adopted Proposed $


Percentage increase in rates

Bob Butzke

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 0.54000/$100 $ 0.54000/$100 Adopted Proposed $


Percentage increase in rates

Average appraised value





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





Average appraised value


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



188,754 0





Average taxable value $ 224,804 $ 236,074 Tax on average residence homestead $ 1,652.31 $ 1,782.36 Annual increase in taxes if Proposed tax rate is adopted $130.05 And percentage of increase 7.87%

Average taxable value $ 188,754 $ 236,074 Tax on average residence homestead $ 1,019.27 $ 1,782.36 Annual increase in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) $5.97 and percentage of increase (+/-) 0.59%



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.

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

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SAVANNAH RIDGE Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, plus study, 1 story Perry home in Lakes of Savannah. Big den with fireplace attached to kitchen with breakfast bar & din-in area plus separate dining room. Lots of tile, Corian counters, huge master & closet, bath with jetted tub & separate shower. High ceilings & fans. Close to the pool, pocket parks, but quiet suburban setting! $153,500, over 2100 sf per builder.(5812WK)

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BARRINGTON PLACE • Gorgeous one story home on a quiet cul-de-sac totally updated with 4 bed 2 bath with new carpet/gas range/ fresh paint and new AC unit added 2012. A must see large and open floor plan. Covered patio. Walking distance to Eldridge park. $204,900 (2407CO)

COMMONWEALTH • Amazing home in the commonwealth subdivision featuring 4 bedrooms. Master bedroom leads to the study. Gameroom leads to a Gorgeous pool with slide. Zoned to all exemplary schools. A must see!. $469,900 (4315KE)

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for Saturday, September 21 at the historic 1883 Home of Congressman John M. Moore. Bites & Brews will feature a variety of vendors including Saint Arnold Brewery, Braman Winery, Pier 36, Joseph’s, Teresita’s Catering, The Railroad Café, A Sweet Tooth, Fajita Pete’s, and George Ranch Historical Park. These and many more will be offering light bites and samplings of wines, brews and treats of all kinds. During the event, guests can explore the Fort Bend County Museum’s gallery of

Sugar Land Fire Department to enhance EMS service The Sugar Land Fire Department is targeting January 2015 for implementation of its own ambulance system. The effort is the result of a strategic project to improve the delivery of lifesaving emergency medical service in Sugar Land by: • ensuring advanced life support response times of 60 seconds for dispatch, 60 seconds for turnout time and 8 minutes of travel time for 90 percent of all calls; • creating a Patient Care Reporting system that can be used by paramedics in the field to ensure local hospitals have access to information prior to the arrival of patients; • increasing fire department resources; • building on a network of assets that provide flexibility, speed and efficiency in public safety response; and • building an Emergency Medical Dispatch capacity that will send appropriate personnel and equipment to EMS calls. Last year, SLFD hired Tri Data Corporation to conduct a study to determine how to meet ALS delivery standards that were previously identified by Dr. Joe Anzaldua, Sugar Land’s medical director.  Tri Data Corporation recommended building and operating a paramedic transport system to meet the goals identified by the City’s medical director.     The SLFD command staff, the City’s medical director

and rank-and-file firefighters are working together to refine recommendations presented by the consultant to build a patient delivery network supported by EMS revenues.   This process will occur over a period of six months to a year while emergency calls specific to Sugar Land are analyzed to determine the most efficient and effective deployment of increased resources. As part of the proposed plan, 11 new paramedic/ firefighters will be hired, and current firefighters will be provided EMS training to staff three ambulances throughout City.  This will increase current staffing levels and provide promotional opportunities.  A little more than $689,000 is included in the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget for start-up EMS expenses. Increased personnel and equipment resources combined with a network of interconnected fire stations throughout the City enables SLFD to quickly dispatch resources based on the needs of specific incidents.  The approach relies on a network of ambulances and fire crews in close proximity throughout the City to provide far more assets than just one station could typically offer. Unlike other agencies where large geographic distances exist between stations, Sugar Land has strategically located stations to create a unique network of resources

enabling the department to tailor its response based on call types and quickly bring a large amount of personnel and equipment to an incident.  It also reduces the need to overly rely on individual stations.   Planning based on historical data has driven Sugar Land’s focus on EMS. Last year, EMS represented more than 60 percent of SLFD’s call volume, while structure fires were about .4 percent.  A focus on strong code enforcement, public education and relatively new infrastructure has contributed toward a low number of structure fires in Sugar Land.      The addition of SLFDoperated ambulances, increased paramedic certifications and expanded dispatch operations is expected to decrease response times for EMS calls.  The new system should also increase readiness for fire calls, as fire trucks will no longer be necessary for minor EMS calls.

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WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE The Sienna Plantation Municipal Utility District No. 2 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Monday, September 16, 2013, at 12:00 noon at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP located at 3200 Southwest Freeway, First Floor Conference Room, 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. FOR the proposal:

B. Machart, D. Morrell, J. Farrar, M. Rubal and M. Kroboth

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PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT:


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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Average taxable value $ 290,779 $ 305,680 Tax on average residence homestead $ 2,064.53 $ 2,170.33 Annual increase in taxes if Proposed tax rate is adopted $105.80 And percentage of increase 5.1247%

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exhibits, where the paintings of Charles Weiss will be on display for a limited time only. Local musicians, HeartStrings and The Cool Tones, will be performing for this unforgettable soiree that is sure to become a favorite regular happening for Fort Bend County. The Moore Home is located right next to the Fort Bend County Museum at 406 South 5th Street in Richmond. Festivities will begin at 6: 30 p.m. and continue through 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple, available at the gate or for purchase ahead of time through the Museum at (281) 342-6478. Contact Lindsay Lucas for more information on this event. LLucas@ (281) 342-1256




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

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Alert citizen leads to the capture of four armed crooks By LeaAnne Klentzman

Wednesday afternoon, August 21, about 3pm in the afternoon, a 16 year old boy was walking along Wynbourn Way near Bissonnet and Highway 6 in far northeast Fort Bend County when he was accosted and robbed by four men. As the teen walked down the roadway, “A green vehicle pulled up next to him and one of four

black males inside the vehicle got out and threatened the victim with a handgun and stole the victim’s iPhone and his backpack,” said Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel. Only minutes after that robbery, 911 operators received a call about a suspicious vehicle on Wynbourn Way Court. That vehicle was occupied by four black males who were seen dumping a backpack onto

Cedarius Smith

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a lawn. That alert citizen recorded the license plate and provided it to a deputy who was canvassing the area.

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address. The deputy spotted the suspect vehicle as he traveled to the owner’s home, near the intersection of West Bellfort and Highway 6. As a second deputy arrived; they approached the suspect vehicle. Once near the car, a deputy spotted a handgun magazine in the rear seat of the car. Further search revealed a loaded 9 mm pistol underneath the front seat and a loaded shotgun in the vehicle’s trunk.

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Haenel said that deputy determined the registered owner of the vehicle’s address and headed to that

Vietnam veteran reunited with his lost dog tag Vietnam war buff makes amazing discovery The story began in 1968 when John Naismith, an Austrailian Lanny Martinson, a Minnesota native who was teaching English native, was a member of the 9th in Vietnam, enjoyed spending his Marine Regiment, stationed at the weekends touring battle sites and Vietnamese village of Khe Sahn. indulging in his love of Vietnam Intense fighting was underway War history. and Martinson was with his outfit Two years ago, he took a DMZ on patrol near a runway when a tour and ended up in the village landmine went off. of Khe Sahn where he visited a “Someone stepped on the museum on the old military base. mine, and it killed him and After the museum visit, Naismith wounded four of us,” the 68-year was trying to find an old airstrip old Martinson said. “I had a he had heard about when he saw hole about the size of a softball something. through my calf, so I pretty much “It was shining in the light in knew that (my leg) was gone.” the red dirt. I brushed it off and In the ensuing chaos while it was someone’s dog tag. How medics evacuated Martinson and it got there, I have no idea,” three others off an airstrip near Naismith said. the village, the dog tags went Naismith says he spent two missing. Martinson says he never years emailing various military thought about the dog tags until officials in the United States recently when he filled out the trying to locate the dog tag’s paperwork to get a new one so owner, but got no response. his daughter could wear it. A career change brought him VIETNAM, continued from page 1

to California on a business trip where he told a friend, who happened to own a motorcycle shop, the story about the dog tag. The motorcycle shop owner contacted a friend with connections to Vietnam Veterans motorcycle groups and from there social media took over. Lanny gets the call The call came when Lanny and his wife Delphine were watching television in Sugar Land one night. On the other end of the line was Staff Sergeant Joshua Laudermilk who was stationed in Afghanistan and had heard about the search for Martinson on Facebook and was the one to successfully track him down. “When I got the call, I wasn’t sure how to handle it, “Martinson said. “The old stuff starts coming back. I went into the bedroom and had a good cry just thinking about my brothers.” Martinson finally get his

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dog tag back on Saturday at the VFW Hall in Missouri City. John Naesmith was there long with 100 riders from the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen proclaimed the day “Lanny Martinson Day”. “When you were in Vietnam I was a little boy in the village, looking at the heroes who tried to protect our village,” said Missouri City Councilmember Danny Ngyuen, who grew up in Vietnam during the war. “It’s my honor to join you to welcome you home.” Ngyuen plans to raise money for Martinson to return to Vietnam next summer where he’ll meet Naismith at Da Nang before going to the DMZ. Martinson has plans to write a book about his story but says he can’t finish the book until he returns to the place where his story started.

store, the Congressman stated that once he receives trillion to help them when they a consensus from Mayor return home.” Homes for Heroes Scarcella and City Council, he Act H.R.3298 is to ensure fair will reach out to area grocery access to housing for veterans stores. A resident, Jim Vogel, and establish a Special Assistant asked for help with coverage for Veterans Affairs within from the insurance companies. HUD. The newly introduced His wife was diagnosed with Haven Act H.R.385 directs the Lyme disease, but only allowed Secretary of HUD to establish a 30-day supply of antibiotics. a pilot program to award grants Each month costs them $1,800 to nonprofit organizations that out-of-pocket. This led to the primarily serve veterans or low- discussion of healthcare. The income individuals. This was Congressman told Mr. Vogel referred to the House Committee that starting in October he can on Financial Services in January sign up for the Affordable Care 2013. On issues that effect Stafford residents, such as a grocery

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Act (Jan/2014) to select and purchase an insurance policy that better suits his family’s needs. “Healthcare should not become wealthcare.” A repeated question that Congressman Green hears is: Why can’t Congress get along? His response was essentially one word: earmarks. The elimination of earmarks no longer allows Congress to negotiate with one another and help other communities. Congressman Green said that earmarks were “the glue that held us together.”

E-reader questions every Tuesday in September

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook™, but you’re not sure how to use it? Are you shopping for a mobile reading device, and would like more information on the different options? Sugar Land Branch Library will have E-Reader Question-and-Answer sessions every Tuesday in September, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm, in the Conference Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. Library staff will be available at these come-and-go sessions to answer questions about different types of e-readers, using the said, took place before the food library’s online digital library, reached a restaurant or grocery and downloading e-books. store. The sessions are free and The food-borne illness cases, open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more in excess of 250 in Texas, information, call the branch are reportedly related to a library at 281-238-2140 or the nationwide outbreak, caused library’s Public Information by the parasite which has Office at 281-341-2677. affected hundreds across the country. Other reports indicate that only about 9% nationwide have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. For more information on cyclospora, visit http:// cyclosporiasis/.

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identify food suppliers and distributors that provided food to various restaurants and grocery stores, which is already winding down. The CDC is reviewing interviews relating to about 90 restaurants and grocery stores possibly having received food items with the parasite, reports Manville. The focus is on identifying specific foods so they may be traced to processing plants and their source. Contamination, she

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project costs needed to reflect increased construction expenses. projects and formulate the Three community funding. All of the projects organizations have already would be implemented in 5-7 endorsed the bond referendum: years. Fort Bend Economic The parks projects, if they Development Council; Fort are approved by voters, would Bend Green; and Fort Bend increase the tax rate by a Commercial Realtors. maximum of 5 cents over five The City plans to use a years, beginning in 2014. The variety of methods to make current tax rate in Sugar Land is sure voters understand the 30.89 cents per $100 valuation. bond measure including social According to the city's web site, media, direct mail, the city's the average homeowner's tax television station and offering a bill would increase by $25 per speaker's bureau for community year over five years. organizations. The Sugar Land City Council "By law the city cannot passed an ordinance calling for advocate for or against any the bond election August 20. of these bond referendum A public hearing on August 6 initiatives," said Pat Pollicoff, revealed concerns about the Communications Director. "We vagueness of the bond language can educate not advocate." but those concerns have been Pollicoff also said the addressed, according to the city. city would be making sure "We believe we have residents are aware that they achieved a good balance without will need to show a photo ID drowning people in words and for the first time in order to providing enough information vote. The Justice Department to meet transparency concerns", is attempting to block Texas' said Councilman Steve Porter new voter ID law which was who also serves on the City's implemented after the Supreme Finance and Audit committee. Court in June struck down a key Councilwoman Amy Mitchell provision of the 1965 Voting wanted to know why the project Rights Act. costs ended up being higher in the actual bond than what FORT BEND the council was first given. DRIVING SCHOOL Assistant City Manager Karen Serving the students of Daly explained that because Fort Bend for over 25 years some of the projects will not be completed for several years, the SUGAR LAND, continued from page 1

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All the property stolen from the teen was recovered. Charged with Aggravated Robbery – Use of a Deadly Weapon and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, first-degree felonies, are: Cedarius Smith, 20; Ditalian Kelley, 19; Chidurum Onwuegbu, 20; and Keith Menifee, 21. All are from Houston. Each suspect has a bond of $50,000 for each charge.

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Catwalk on City Walk returns to Sugar Land Town Square September 12 Back by popular demand, Sugar Land Town Square will host its 4th Annual Catwalk on City Walk charity fashion show on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. Models will rock the runway to the beats of a live DJ, sporting clothing and accessories from participating Town Square retailers. The show will take place in the first floor ballroom of the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. Make it a girls’ night out and help raise money for Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Pretty in Pink Cancer Fund!

The evening begins with a reception from 7-8 p.m., where guests are welcome to mix, mingle and enjoy a variety of light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The fashion show will begin after the reception from 8-8:45 p.m. Following the show, guests are invited to attend a champagne and cupcake toast sponsored by The Sweet Boutique. Tickets are available for advance purchase at CatwalkOnCityWalk.Eventbrite. com. “Haute Couture” VIP tickets cost $55 and include access to

the VIP lounge with free food, two drink tickets, a swag bag, and special VIP seating during the show. The VIP Experience is presented by Houston Methodist Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine. “Ready to Wear” tickets are available for $30 and include general seating and admission to a pre-show reception with a cash bar. As part of Sugar Land Town Square’s 10th birthday celebration, guests who sign up for Town Square’s weekly e-newsletter at the show will

City of Sugar Land recognized for top Texas Water Safety and Quality The City of Sugar Land received the Outstanding Public Water System Award from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for its efforts in ensuring exceptional water safety and quality. Sugar Land was recognized as one of the top three Texas public water systems for 2013 out of approximately 7000 public water systems in the state.

The criteria for the award are comprehensive: • Achieved recognition as a Superior Public Water System • Met the criteria for the Total Coliform Rule Program Award • Exceeded the capacity requirements for total storage and production • Promoted year-round conservation through a variety of communication

and outreach programs • Implemented a Source Water Protection (SWP) Program • Developed and implemented a Vulnerability Assessment and an Emergency Response Plan • Had no major violations or enforcement actions against it for the recognition calendar year • Has had no Total Coliform Rule violations • Implemented Best Management Practices for storm water pollution prevention programs. Assistant City Manager Karen Daly commended City of Sugar Land Water Utilities personnel, “Our Utilities personnel work hard year-round to assure that our drinking water meets or exceeds all Environmental Protection Agency and TCEQ standards, from our field workers and operators to our water quality, conservation and storm water management folks. It’s a team effort that results in superior water quality for all of our residents.” The Water Utilities Department monitors water quality, ensures adequate supplies, provides preventative maintenance, repairs leaks and actively responds to customer concerns to provide quality drinking water.


Psoriasis of the feet is a condition, not a disease. It causes chronic inflammation of the affected areas. Typically, psoriasis of the feet manifests itself in red, scaly plaque that can lead to fissures and painful areas where there is cracking of the skin. Subject to the severity of the condition and the thickness of the skin at the affected site, the podiatrist will recommend specific treatment options. These may include vitamin D ointment, a low-percentage salicylic acid ointment, or a topical steroid. Other treatment approaches may require low doses of retinoid or UVB phototherapy. Should you suspect that you have psoriasis of the feet, see your podiatrist to receive the proper treatment. For some people, psoriasis is just a nuisance. For others, it can be disabling. There's no cure, but psoriasis treatments may offer significant relief. It’s always a good idea to listen to your feet, as they often have lots to tell you, including giving you clues about the rest of your body’s wellbeing. We stress that feet that feel good make the rest of you feel good, too, so why not give us a call, 281-980-3668, and start the process today. We’re located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South. 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: Psoriasis of the feet is usually chronic.





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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be accepted by Quail Valley Utility District for the following item at the Quail Valley U.D. office, Thursday September 12, 2013, until 10:00 A.M., then publicly opened and read aloud. 120,000 lbs. Liquid Polyphosphate Specifications and additional information may be obtained at the Quail Valley U.D. office, 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas 77459 Phone: (281) 499-5539.

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be entered to win a $2,500 grand prize shopping spree and weekend stay at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. New this year, Sugar Land Town Square held an open casting call to give aspiring models the opportunity to walk in the show. Two lucky models will accompany the professionals on the runway, sporting the latest trends from participating Town Square retailers. Radio personality Michele Fisher returns to the catwalk as the event’s emcee. The fun continues on Fashion Friday! Shoppers are encouraged to save receipts from purchases made at participating Sugar Land Town Square fashion retailers on Friday, Sept. 13. All receipts will be collected, and one lucky shopper will win

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airfare for two to New York City and accommodations for two nights. Original receipts from the day’s shopping trip should be sent to the Sugar Land Town Square Management Offices with attention to “Fashion Friday” on the envelope. The Management Offices are located at 15958 City Walk, Suite 250, Sugar Land, TX, 77479. Receipts must be received by Sept. 22. Proceeds from Catwalk on City Walk will benefit Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Pretty in Pink Cancer Fund. All of the funds raised at the event stay in the Fort Bend community to assist patients with the personal costs associated with cancer treatment. For more information and to purchase tickets to the show, visit


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Child Advocates of Fort Bend Flex training FORT BEND COUNTY application deadline set for September 13 MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 26 Are you looking for NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE something meaningful to The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 26 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on September 18, 2013 at 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, TX 77459 at 7:00 p.m. 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:

Delois Moore, Randy Woods, Vickie Saab-Adams & Charlotte Wesson

AGAINST the proposal:


PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT:

Yvonne Allen

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

2012 2013 Last Year This Year $0.8625/$100 $ 0.9085 / $100 Adopted Proposed $


Percentage increase/decrease in rates(+/-)


Average appraised value





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





Average taxable value $ 96,137 $ Tax on average residence homestead $ 829.19 $ Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) $ -4.17 and percentage of increase (+/-) -0.51%

90,811 825.02

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. Mike Arterburn, Tax Assessor-Collector (713) 688-3855

do this fall and interested in making a difference in the lives of children? Child Advocates of Fort Bend is offering a Flex Training Class to train volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. With the new Flex Learning curriculum, volunteers will be able to complete part of the training online and the remainder by classroom (on Monday evenings). Fifteen hours of the 30 hour training will be done from your home computer. Applications will be accepted through September 13. This is your last opportunity this year to complete the volunteer training. Volunteers must be over 21 years of age, complete

Recently trained volunteers shown with Judge Ronald Pope of the 328th Judicial District Court are (L to R): Aby Kamal, Sue Sowell, Deborah Clark, Bonnie Boyd, Celia Chipman, Lenore Searle, Honorable Ronald Pope (328th District Court), Pam Akpotaire, Cassandra Lloyd, Natasha Ware, and James Huffman. an application and submit to background screening. For more information or an

application, contact Volunteer Services at 281-344-5100 or

Nicholas MacLean earns the status of Eagle Scout Michelle and Alisdair MacLean are proud parents of Nicholas MacLean, a senior at Ridge Point High School. Nicholas earned his Eagle Scout Rank on June 4. He started Cub Scouts with Pack 1401 at Sienna Crossing Elementary and crossed over into Boy Scouts when he joined Troop 140 in Sienna Plantation. Hehas earned 54 merit badges, served in many leadership positions, his most recent being Jr. Assistant Scoutmaster, and participated in numerous volunteer hours. He has also attended many events and outings over the years including monthly campouts, summer camps, and high adventure treks as Philmont and Sea Base . For his Eagle project, Nicholas built baseball organizers for the Sienna Baseball Association. The project provided 4 dugout organizers, each consisting of 16 cubicles, giving each ball player a cubical for his hat, glove, and helmet plus a place to hang his bat. This involved researching, organizing, working within a budget, plus acquiring

and supervising volunteers in the construction and installation needed to complete this project. This project involved 258.3 hours and 21 people. Nicholas’ goal now is to earn three Palms before he turns 18. His Eagle Court of Honor is to be held on September 2, at the Harvest United Methodist Church in Sienna.

Nicholas MacLean

Get tips on preparing finances for retirement on Monday, September 9 Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/ Simonton Branch Library will present “Preparing Financially for Retirement” on Monday, September 9, beginning at 6:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. The program will be repeated at the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on September 26, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Large Meeting Room. David Farmer and


Choose UH Sugar Land More than 30 academic programs where you work and live right here in Sugar Land. Choose UH Sugar Land You’ll feel at home on our campus, because you are. Degrees are offered through University of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of Houston-Victoria.

Verlincia Prince, consultants from a financial services company, will talk about basic money management, options for saving money, and steps to take to prepare financially for retirement. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/ Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675, the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100, or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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Sugar Land to hold public meeting for Water Master Plan A meeting to solicit public input on an update of the City's Water Master Plan is scheduled for Sept. 9, from 6-8 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.   Goals in the master plan guide the City's comprehensive water strategy and cover a variety of topics including drought management, water use and

water conservation.   The public meeting will include a presentation to: • introduce the Water Master Plan update; • provide an overview of how the City is planning for future water needs; and • review community input already gathered.   Sugar Land's Water Master

Plan describes the infrastructure and policies necessary to accomplish water-related goals included in the City's Comprehensive Plan.  The Water Master Plan is one of the City's eight master plans and was last updated in 2007.   The process to update the Water Master Plan will include a variety of opportunities for the

community to provide input and feedback.   The public is encouraged to attend the meeting on Sept. 9.  No registration is necessary. For more information on the Water Master Plan update, visit waterplan, email waterutilities@ or call (281) 275-2450.

FBISD employees celebrate start of school year at Convocation 2013 More than 9,500 Fort Bend ISD employees came together to celebrate the start of the new school year during the District’s Convocation 2013. Held at Constellation Field and underwritten by the Fort Bend Education Foundation, the event gave FBISD employees an opportunity to reunite with colleagues and friends, hear motivational speeches, and enjoy live musical performances. Program participants included Charles Dupre, Superintendent of Schools; Andy Ralph, Fort Bend Education Foundation Board President; Susan Hohnbaum, FBISD Board Vice President; and

FBISD’s 2013-2014 Teachers of the Year, Johnny DeJesus (Elementary Teacher of the Year) and Walter Benavides (Secondary Teacher of the Year). DeJesus and Benavides both reminded staff of their important roles in education. “You are helping set a solid foundation from which students can succeed in the classroom and in life,” said DeJesus. Benavides added that “each day when teachers walk into their classrooms, they have the opportunity to impact students lives and to show how much they care and respect their students.” FBISD employees also enjoyed performances by the

FBISD Drumline, comprised of band students representing all FBISD high schools; Ridge Point High School student Savanna Berry, who sang the National Anthem; and Elkins High School teacher Russ Clark, who also sang. Bush High School’s Navy JROTC cadets presented the colors. Keynote speaker for the occasion, Superintendent Charles Dupre, took the opportunity to not only share the district’s core beliefs and committments, but to formally introduce himself to employees. He shared details of his childhood and the path that led him to his superintendency.

He also gave special thanks to one of his former teachers, Elaine Fischer, who was present at the Convocation to join in the celebration. In parting, Dupre reminded employees that they are all a part of one big team, making reference to the African Proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”


Fort Bend Libraries to close in observance of Labor Day All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.  Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3. George Memorial Library will remain closed until September 30 for renovations.

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Just the other day, summer was about to begin, and with Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, about to come, that’s a sure sign the summer break itself is over. Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers, it’s a

Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib. for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

time for BBQs, and it symbolizes the end of summer vacations...even though school just got started this Monday for public schools locally. Federal and state agencies will be closed as will local government agencies, and many businesses have opted for the same. For retailers in Fort Bend, it’s a time for an annual sale with some good deals to be had. Stay safe on Labor Day! With increased traffic for the wrap up of the summer season, in many areas increased police patrols will be out to help with public safety.



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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 AARP Chapter 4075 meets The Sugar Land AARP Chapter 4075 will meet Wednesday, August 28, 1 p.m., T E Harman Center, 234 Matlage Way. Program will include a presentation by Leon Anhaiser about he and Bettye’s recent vacation to Japan. For more info, call 281-494-2600.


Dancing Under the Stars Break out your dancing shoes and head to the Sugar Land Plaza for Dancing Under the Stars, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.


Music in the Plaza Bring your dancing shoes to the Plaza for an evening of live music, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.


Free Fun Night BBBB Square Dance Club wants you to join them for a Free Fun Night on September 3, 7:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran School, to learn some basic square dance moves, meet new people and exercise your mind and body. We dance at Faith Lutheran School, on Brooks St., Sugar Land at 7:30 pm every Tuesday night. No special attire required, just wear comfortable clothes and plan to have a good time. This is not your grandmother’s square dancing. Website is Lessons will start on Tuesday, September 10. Each class is $5 for adults and free for teens. MERRY MINISTRIES Through the Bible Study Merry Ministries ( invites women of all ages to join in Through the Bible Study. This class provides members with a time of

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Giving Spirits Concert Series Make plans to come to Sugar Land Town Center, Friday, Sept. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your friends to enjoy a night of live music by The Matchsticks in the Plaza! This month’s concert will benefit Behind the Badge Charities.


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 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. Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, 9-11 a.m., Sugar Land Town Center.Come each Friday morning for Fitness in the Plaza featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10-11 a.m. New Diabetic support group Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, 17500 West Grand Paryway South, hospital conference rooms B & C. Aug. 19, 2013, Nov. 18, 2013, Feb. 17, 2014, May 19, 2014. Events are free RSVP to 713-222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG 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. Recovery is Posible Bring Everyone in the Zone peer group are offered the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., United Way Bldg., 10435 Greenbough Dr. Stafford. For more info 409-550-0538 or Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or Support group for caregivers NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second 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: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana:

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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 Vendors Wanted for 38th Annual Craft Show The Meadows Place Home and Garden Club is accepting booth reservations for the annual craft show. Handcrafted items only. This craft show will be held Saturday, November 2, from 9 to 4 at Sugar Grove Church of Christ 11600 W. Airport. Contact Joe at 281-530-2566 or

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H S T A R P E O P L E H by B.K. Carter 49% of children with autism wander; many gravitate to water

Local Autism advocates offer CPR class As part of its autism safety initiative, Hope for Three recently offered an opportunity for parents with children on the autism spectrum to become CPR certified. The workshop, held at the home of Charlene Rogers, LPN, was instructed by Andrea Tripp, RN, BSN, M.Ed. Participants were given information and hands on demonstrations of the proper techniques of saving a life of a person in distress. "Our autism safety initiative is part of various resources we offer the families we serve," said Mary Ann Hibbeler, Hope for Three Family Assistance Coordinator. It is especially important because children on the autism spectrum are prone to wandering and eloping from safe environments such as home, schools, public places; many head straight to nearby waters; knowing CPR is critical", continued Hibbeler. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 49% of children with autism wander. Because of this high

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Pictured below are participants of the Hope for Three Safety Initiative CPR Workshop. Each earning certification. percentage, several national autism organizations created AWAARE - Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response Education Collaboration. As part of its national efforts, AWAARE encourages the support and sharing of information with local organizations like Hope for Three to offer safety measures for autism families. Hope for Three is a local non-

profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to families living with the challenges of autism. For more information on Family Assistance Programs or how you can volunteer and contribute to an autism family, call 1-800-317-0787 or visit www.hopeforthree. org. Hope for Three, providing help and creating hope.

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Boy Scout Troop 731 presented the colors at their annual Pancake Breakfast for Exchange Club of Sugar Land members. The Exchange Club of Sugar Land presented $1,000 check to the Troop as one of their programs supporting Fort Bend County Youth. This year, as in the past, Troop 731 will assist the Exchange Club in passing out American flags at the Fort Bend County Fair Parade; by helping give toys to families at Santa’s Exchange; and by bussing tables at the Exchange Spaghetti Dinner to be held on February 21, 2014. For more information go to | (800) 777-2873


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