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Texas appeals court overturned Tom DeLay’s guilty conviction

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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A Texas appeals court has formally acquitted former U.S. Congressman Tom DeLay of Sugar Land.  In 2011, DeLay received a three year sentence in a conspiracy and money-laundering case, which was overturned last week.

In response to last week’s overturned verdict and speaking to news media, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, 66, of Sugar Land said, “It’s really a happy day for me and I just thank the Lord for carrying me through all of this, and it really drove my detractors crazy because I had the joy of Jesus in me and they did not understand it.” DeLay was convicted two years ago after a three week trial for a political money laundering scheme and reportedly was to TOM DELAY, continued on page 8

Missouri City City Council hears opposition to proposed tax rate increase By Betsy Dolan

  Missouri City's City Council members heard opposition and sometimes anger over a proposal to increase the property tax rate by 7.2 percent. Two public hearings were held Thursday, September 19 and Monday, September 23. Council members were not allowed to answer questions or comment.  According to the city's web site, if the proposed tax rate of

57.37 cents per $100 taxable value is adopted by council, the owner of an average home in Missouri City would pay a property tax bill of $918.92--a $63 increase over last year. The proposed tax increase will pay for three items already included in the City's fiscal year 2014 budget: an additional firefighter; the creation of a TAX RATE, continued on page 8

Free American flags will be given out along the Fair Parade. Exchange Clubs of Sugar Land, Fort Bend, and Rosenberg will give free American Flags to children along the Fort Bend County Fair Parade route on Friday, September 27. Classic Chevrolet will provide vehicles to pull the floats carrying over 15,000 flags. See more Fort Bend County Fair articles on our website at www.fortbendstar.com.

The Redneck Country Club coming soon to Stafford By Karen Daniels

If you've driven down West Airport between Highway 59 and Murphy Road, you may have noticed some construction and wondered what is being built. Soon, this will be home to the Redneck Country Club, aka, the RCC. The RCC is a private club

conservative talk show host on AM 740 KTRH. He says, "It's not a bar or a restaurant. It's a place to come hang out and meet other fun people." When looking for a location for the RCC, Berry requested that his broker find a place in Stafford. "We fell in love REDNECK, continued on page 9

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Former Sheriff R. George Molina bids Fort Bend County and all he served, Adios. R. George Molina, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away

Area art students to showcase & auction their art at County Fair Shown is the Grand Champion art by Roxolana Krywonos "Whittling The Day Away" and Reserve Champion is art student Keana Asadiar's “Stoking the Fire.”

peacefully at the home he so loved along the bank of the Brazos River surrounded by family. He slipped away quietly Saturday, September 21. George was born on April 6, 1932 in Laredo, Texas to  Maria Sarabia Molina and Raul Garza Molina, better known to most a Mama and Papa Molina.  R. George grew up in Houston, attended Wharton Elementary, Allen Academy, Lanier Junior High, and St. Thomas High School, Class of ’51.  George was a man of many talents who wore many hats over his lifetime. He was raised in the

family restaurant business; in the 1960s he began a career in real estate and general investments.  After 26 years in the restaurant and investment business, he “retired” and moved to Dewalt, Texas.  Once in Dewalt, he started the next chapter of his life; public service.  George Molina served the citizens of East Fort Bend County as Justice of the Peace “The Judge” for 8 years followed by a 4 year term as Sheriff.  In 1992 Molina was elected as the first MexicanAmerican Sheriff of Fort Bend MOLINA, continued on page 9

Domestic issue leads to jail By LeaAnne Klentzman

A domestic squabble ends with one man in jail another in the hospital. On Friday afternoon about 4:30 Sugar Land police responded to a home in the 3000 block of Mesquite Drive after a report of an assault in progress. Police spokesman Doug Adolph said the call was regarding an altercation between parties.  Calls to police indicated that a man and a woman were screaming at each other at a nearby home. When officers

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arrived on the scene they found a woman and her boyfriend arguing.  That boyfriend was identified as Brian Gisentaner; he continued to yell at the woman in a hostile manner even in front of police.  He was taken into custody for disorderly conduct. He then resisted officers as they placed him in the back of a patrol vehicle, continuing his belligerent behavior refusing to follow instruction from officers while being processed at the city jail said Adolph. DOMESTIC, continued on page 9

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Executive Assistant went from 11/14 @29.34 to Community Relations 12/14 @ 34.40 an hour. The other Executive Assistant became a Project Manager with the same step and grade as her associate. The top recipient in Prestage’s speak, that equals more money By LeaAnne Klentzman and more opportunity, however office was his Staff Director Tap, tap, shuffle ball step, at least his job requirements who went from 12/16 @ 35.68 and now we have it, the names are higher than a GED. His to 13/12 @ 37.85 per hour. and numbers of the County’s Community Relations Manager Precinct 3 most valuable dance teams. went from 12/6 at 28.21 per Aside from the County Times have got to be getting hour to 13/11 @ 36.98 per hour. Judge, Pct 3 Commissioner better OR we need to hang on The Budget Manager went from Andy Myers’ had the largest to our shorts because unless 12/7 @ 28.87 to 13/12 @37.85, boosts to employees pay. Two Commissioner’s Court has leaving his Administrative are newbies. His new Project Manager, with less than 1 year found a money tree - tax Assistant to go from 9/6 @ rates are going to soar. Last 16.74 to 10/11 @ 20.46. In that of service to the citizens of the county, was boosted from week we told you we were office alone Fort Bend County 12/15 @ 34.76 to Chief of Staff eagerly awaiting the records Judge Robert (Bob) Herbert for the every 2013 reclassified gave his top two employees well at 13/11 @ 36.98 per hour. Myers also blessed his two position and the employees over $16,000 per year raise; who fill them. Well, without before the cost of living raise Executive Assistants with new further adieu here they are. which reportedly will go on top titles and better pay. One, also a (The documents provided of that. Now that’s a real twirl! relatively new hire, went from by Fort Bend County are Precinct 1 11/11 @ 27.37 to Community available with this column Pct 1 Commissioner Richard Relations Manager at 12/7 @ at www.fortbendstar.com) Morrison had two upgrades; his 29.24 and the other Executive Fort Bend Co. Judge’s staff Administrative Assistant was Assistant, a looong time county At the top of the list are the upgraded from 9/12 @ 19.23 to employee, became a Project Manager going from 11/11 three changes for Fort Bend 10/11 @ 20.46 ($1.23 per hour @ 27.37 to 12/7 @ 29.24. County Judge’s staff. He has raise), his Staff Director went Precinct 4 upgraded his Community from 12/16 @ 35.68 to 13/12 Pct 4 Commissioner James Relations, Administrative @ 37.85 (@2.17 per hour). Patterson wins the austerity Assistant and Budget Precinct 2 award this week. Patterson Administrator’s positions. Each Pct 2 Commissioner Grady bumped his Administrative went up one Grade and at least a Prestage bumped his top three Assistance from a 9/5 @16.36 couple of Steps, in government employees, all female, one

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to 10/11 @ 20.46. Does that make him fiscally responsible or cheap? You decide. Other than Commissioner’s Court feathering the top part of their nests, many of the lawyers working at the District Attorney’s Office as Attorney 1 were boosted up to a whopping $30 per hour, two or three are actually up to $33 per hour. That folks is embarrassing and they are required to have more than a stink’n GED! Many in the Risk Management and Human Resources offices were boosted; requiring specific training and certification. One thing that was

very interesting in reviewing the specific job requirements for the Law Librarian was the requirement to have a “valid driver’s license.” Could a mobile Law Library be on the horizon? Nah, but strange all the same. However, there is now a Mobile Device Administrator who was upgraded from $18 and change to $20 and change, although there was no specific mention of a valid driver’s license on his job description. Understand, it is not that anyone is opposed to a raise for county employees; it is the manner in which it is being done. It is wonderful for these

hard working public servants to be recognized for their hard work with a significant pay raise, but it only went to a select few, leaving the bulk of those hard working folks left out. Time for the Who You Know mentality to go…. Listen…. tap, tap, tap… could that be your new sheriff dancing around the Civil Service Rules? We shall see. Until the tap dance is over….. Send questions or inquiries to LeaAnne Klentzman lklentzman@gmail.com Fort Bend Star 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 Stafford Texas 77477

Stafford City Council scores a touchdown with the Cobra's Youth Program By Karen Daniels

This season has been a difficult one for the Stafford Cobra's football and cheer organization. Numerous times Jacqueline Jean-Baptiste, Executive Director, has had to go before the SMSD Board of Trustees as well Stafford City Council to ask for a reduced or waived usage fee for the District's varsity field. The caveat for the organization was the required 70% student participation of SMSD students and Stafford residents that was put into enforcement this year; three months after Cobra registration. The Cobras only reached 66% participation this year. After being voted down (4/3) at last week's SMSD school board meeting, Ms. Jean-Baptiste once again came before City Council to request the $5,760 that SMSD is requiring of the Cobras to use their facilities. Mayor Leonard Scarcella wasted no time sharing his opinion that he felt the City "should pay the amount so not to disrupt the season for the kids" though he shared his reluctance in paying for children outside the City and wants more of an effort made in assisting underprivileged youth participation. Councilwoman Felecia Evans-Smith was passionate in her support for the Cobras and felt that Ms. Jean-Baptiste

should not have had to come before them again. She referenced the Joint Facilities Agreement drawn up between the City and SMSD. "It says we should benefit each other. If you look at what we (the City) do, and they (SMSD) do, it's way lopsided. And it is a very big insult to me, and it should be to all of you, that we get a bill from the school district that's benefitting the youth." Councilman Cecil Willis said, "The time has come, in my

opinion, to review the total youth programs, to come up with rules, regulations and guidelines that are very simple." Councilman Robert Sorbet echoed Cecil Willis' remarks and added, "At the end of the day it's kids from our community and we need to provide this service for them." When Mayor Scarcella made the motion to assist with the needed funds for the Cobras, he added a clause that money be included for playoff games, if needed. The motion passed unanimously.

Sugar Land Police investigate aggravated robbery described as black males, each about 6’. One was wearing a black t-shirt and covered his face with a red bandana. The other man was wearing a white muscle shirt and a navy hat. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

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Friday morning, just minutes before noon, two men walked into the Verizon Wireless store located in a strip mall near the intersection of US 59 and Texas 99, the Grand Parkway. According to Sugar Land police, two men entered the store at 11:40 a.m., displayed pistols and forced three employees and a customer to the back of the store. Police spokesman Doug Adolph said, “The men took phones from a storage room and were seen leaving in a gold Buick with paper plates driven by a third man.” The intruding suspects were

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By Barbara J. Carlson Our POWs, MIAs and Benghazi What a great honor on Sunday to be a part of the 28th Annual Veterans Program, hosted for the first time by Post 3903, at the VFW Hall in Rosenberg. Mayor Vincent Morales designated Sunday as “POW and MIA Recognition Day” in honor of the 93,000 POWs (Prisoners Of War) and MIAs (Missing In Action) still unaccounted for and missing. As we continue demanding accountability and justice for the four innocent lost lives in Benghazi, 93,000 families across

our great Republic still haven’t been given reunification or closure because their loved ones are still captive or left behind and forgotten by our leaders. Don’t we owe these families the peace of bringing their loved ones home to be reunited or allow their loved ones to be put to rest in peace? Don’t our POWs and MIAs deserve—because of their selfless military service putting them in harm’s way—more than this to be their last chapter that is left yet incomplete? Tears filled our eyes as the

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to review their testimony and that it was not taken under oath and before a court reporter; (3) That it was deplorable that Democrats walked out while the victims’ families were testifying; (4) That Clinton’s demand of a permanent outpost in Benghazi, after Kadafi (Libya’s dictator) had been removed and Clinton’s required completion of a report before 9/30 put these four victims in a volatile situation; (5) This administration’s stonewalling of accountability, justice and the blatant video lie that went viral destroyed lives and our country’s reputation as a global leader; and, (6) Not allowing the FBI immediate access to the Benghazi crime scene while leaving classified documents accessible to our enemies on the burned floor and not keeping Americans safe are grounds for impeachment and removal from office? After Benghazi’s tragedy— now more than a year ago— the numbers have climbed to 93,004 POWs, MIAs and lost Americans without accountability and justice. It is time that we act! It was truly the greatest honor to be surrounded with our Veterans and the most patient and devoted families of our missing POWs and MIAs who deserve accountability, justice, closure, and above all, the deepest gratitude and respect. For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ FortBendBusinessJournal.com.

Master Gardener classes to begin Wed., October 2 The Fort Bend County Master Gardener Training class, a program offered by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, begins Wednesday, October 2. Classes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am – 3:30pm during the month of October. The cost of the class is $200 ($353 for couples). The fall class is limited in size. Everyone with an interest in increasing their knowledge of gardening, sharing their knowledge with others through community service

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The Swinging Door 3818 FM 359 Richmond, TX 77406 Cuisine: Barbecue Well, we are getting closer to our quest for the best barbecue in these parts. This restaurant has been around for 40 years and has built quite a reputation for their barbecue. The simple menu offers 1, 2, or 3 meat combo plates from $13.95 to $17.95. You can also order all you can eat family style for 4 or more for $25 per person. Don’t like barbecue? No problem, a peanut butter & jelly sandwich can be ordered for a buck-fifty. Typical meats & barbecue sides were offered, as well as cobblers and pies for dessert. The sliced brisket, pork ribs and chicken were all very tender and well cooked without being dry. The smoked

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New study: Fort Bend County among the nation's fastest growing counties By Elsa Maxey

A study released by consumer finance website NerdWallet lists Fort Bend County as one of the fastest growing counties in a nationwide study. Three critical factors in more than 750 counties using U.S. Census data are reported to have been analyzed in the study – growth in population, employment rate, and median income. A list of the 10 counties with impressive data has Fort Bend almost in the middle.

The study further states what is known locally - more people are moving to Fort Bend County. Just drive around and notice the people and motorist activity at commercial and retail areas, not to mention how a quick glance at new housing and other construction can be readily seen. So which are the fastest growing counties in the U.S. according to the data reviewed? 1). Orleans Parish, Louisiana; 2). Guadalupe County, Texas; 3). Kendall County, Illinois; 4). White County, Arkansas;

5). Elmore County, Alabama; 6). Fort Bend County, Texas; 7). Loudoun County Virginia; 8). Williamson County, Texas; 9). Monongalia County, West Virginia; and 10). Comanche County, Oklahoma. The study states that Fort Bend County has seen impressive population growth through the years. Specifically, between 2000 and 2012, the population is shown to have jumped from 350,000 to nearly 630,000. Crediting the rise in population, the study reports

that it is due to the wide variety of industries listing education, health care, science, energy, administrative services, waste management and retail occupations as those accounting for close to 50 percent of those employed in this area. Also according to the study, Fort Bend County has kept unemployment low, 5.5 percent as of April 2013. The county’s growth in the employment rate is cited at 16.8 percent, and median income growth between the same period, 2007-2011, is calculated at 10.5 percent.

Alzheimer’s Assoc. “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” slated for Oct. 5 to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will participate in a 5K and will learn more about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment and support programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each walker will also join in a meaningful

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SUNRISE MEADOW - Adorable starter home less than 2 miles from Brazos Town Center! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Gleaming black Corian counters in the island kitchen. Open floor plan. Spacious back yard. Fresh paint, & carpet. AND FOR ONLY $97,000!! MLS # 11775448. (4002HC)

WATERBROOK WEST - Near Sienna – 1.25 Acre lot. Cleared lot backing up to wooded area. Corner lot in acreage subdivision. Already fenced on 2 sides and has culvert and drive installed. $110,000. MLS # 93906446 (0RA)

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Impressive one story on large corner lot of culdesac street! 4 bedroom, with 2 full baths and 2 half baths! 3 car garage,plus room for workshop! Unbelievable storage,includes cedar closet! Vaulted ceiling in large den with wood floors and beautiful fireplace! New ceramic tile,as well as carpet and interior paint! Great covered patio across rear of home,plus large,beautiful backyard! Roof and A/C previously replaced! Walk to golf at new City Center! SPACIOUS ONE STORY IN QUAIL VALLEY EL DORADO SECTION! $194,900 (2903SK)

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Zumbathon for “Pretty Girls With Cancer” NZone Dance Fitness, is hosting a “Zumbathon” on Saturday, September 28, from 10-Noon, in support of the “Pretty Girls With Cancer” supporting organization benefitting women that have conquered, or are fighting breast cancer. Zumba exercise classes are a high upbeat dance workout with east-to-follow choreography, for a total body workout that feels like a celebration. The programs, and Zumbathon, at NZone Dance are varied in levels from Teens, Beginners, Advanced, and Senior Adult levels. Ashlynn Wade, a 22 year old motivational speaker and breast cancer survivor will be a special guest as she travels and educates others about this terrible disease. The Zumbathon is ideal for any breast cancer patients, their care givers and support families/ friends, and anyone that wants to make a difference in the lives of those who are battling breast

cancer. It’s also a nice way to honor any loved ones that have passed due to this disease. The Zumbathon benefits the many events and programs of “Pretty Girls With Cancer”, founded by three time cancer survivor Kandice Rose. Pretty Girls with Cancer is an nonprofit organization helping cancer patients, survivors and care takers with variety of services that include finding local businesses that will assist our readers with their appearance, traveling needs and referral services. Pretty Girls with Cancer™ provides events for the survivors, patients and care takers to connect and enjoy and share personal experiences. We celebrate life by planning special events hosted by the “Pretty Powerful Volunteer Committee” throughout the year. The events and programs remind and support these women that they are all beautiful and remain a pretty girl always!”

Mark your calendar for the exciting return of Care 2 Chat Fort Bend ISD will partner with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the University of Houston-Victoria School of Nursing to present the Care 2 Chat Community Conference on Saturday, September 28, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus. Generously underwritten by Johnson Development Corp., this free community event is open to parents, grandparents, community members, and adults who care about kids. This inspiring event will provide participants with helpful information and insights on understanding and guiding children of all ages, tips on how to reduce stress and take care of themselves while balancing work and family, and more. Conferencegoers will also be invited to attend three breakout sessions led by parenting and childcare experts, pediatricians and

educators on topics such as: • Navigating Your Way Through Puberty • Shopping Tips, Lists and Recipes for Busy Families • Motivating Your Child is as Easy as P.I.E. • ACT/SAT Have No Fear! • From the Playground to the Playing Field • How to Pay For College Without Going Broke • Coming to the Table to Fight Childhood Obesity Between breakout sessions, participants will enjoy a complimentary breakfast and visiting 50 vendors, who will offer such services as free health screenings (including free flu shots for the first 200 participants). Guests can also register for door prizes, including an iPad donated by Memorial Hermann Credit Union. The event is free, but registration is required to secure a spot. To register, call 713-222-CARE (2273).

Shown (from left to right) are conference presenters: Lauren Phillips, M.D.; Karen Chitty-Boe, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital; Pamela Shaw, FBISD Volunteers & Partnerships Coordinator; and Kathryn Tart, Ed.D., R.N., UHV School of Nursing.

The event will be a party with dance exercise at Zumba studio. Please wear a tribute in pink including pink workout clothes, memory/support T shirts, pink ribbons, or just active work out gear. Men are challenged to be proud in pink or just come in support of the women you have known or are in your life. The cost is $20

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spend three years in prison. “This is an outrageous criminalization of politics and I am so glad that they wrote the ruling that they did,” said DeLay after hearing of the court’s decision. A Texas appeals court last Thursday called the decision from the trial legally insufficient to sustain DeLay’s conviction. It represents a formal acquittal.

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More specifically on the previously rendered conviction, DeLay had been found guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering relating to helping illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002. The guilty verdict came with a prison sentence, which remained on hold during DeLay’s appeal. Of the overturned conviction, statements from a representative

of the Travis County District Attorney’s office in a fast responding news account said “this is far from over,” and “we’re going to petition to Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to review this opinion.” The former, powerful congressman has reportedly spent millions on legal fees including the appeal that overturned his guilty verdict, something like $12 million.

It looks like the matter may not be over as more money and court time are to yet make another showing. At this junction, a DeLay supporter was overheard saying, “He probably feels like dancing, like he did on Dancing with the Stars,” and those on the other side, disappointed about the conviction reversal, are hoping for a fall of the person they don’t call “the Hammer,” but “Teflon Tom.”

Missouri City City Council hears opposition to proposed tax rate increase 'What do I get?'. Can we wait another year for a bond issue? What does this increase do to 5-member motorcycle unit for the city's police department and a help improve infrastructure in our aging community?", said Tom pay adjustment for city staff. Blankenship, a Meadow Creek News of the proposed tax resident. increase did not bring large A group from Knanaya crowds to the public hearings but those who did show up were Homes, a retirement angry at being asked to give more community, also addressed the especially with a $40 million council,  expressing concerns bond issue likely put to voters in about what a tax increase might mean for seniors living on fixed May. incomes.  "When you start asking me Other residents questioned why for more money, I start asking, the tax increase was necessary with so many new businesses being built in Missouri City. "Mayor Owen has stated that $565 million in new business has come into Missouri City and we're seeing an increase in property values and I have to TAX RATE, continued from page 1

question why the city wants to increase taxes to homeowners by 7.2%," said Jenny Bailey. Kris Alfrey, an outspoken critic of the Missouri City City Council accused them of treating the proposed tax increase as "just another back room deal that has plagued Missouri City for years." "How do you have $565 million in new business and still need a tax increase?  Because of tax abatements that you have given to these new businesses.  And now you want me and the other residents to pay for your corporate welfare,"  Alfrey said. The proposed tax increase has also been a hot topic on the Missouri City Concerns Facebook page.   Residents are complaining about being asked to support a tax increase when the

city spent millions of dollars on the city owned Quail Valley golf course and City Centre.  "They spent millions of dollars of our tax money for a golf course that most of us don't even use.  That money could have been used to revitalize our city in so many ways", one resident wrote. Another wrote, "Missouri City residents are paying close to $1 million in debt payments on the golf course and City Centre and another approximately $25,000 in operating losses on a yearly basis and they want to raise your taxes again". Residents who are members of Missouri City Concerns are encouraging residents to attend the October 7 vote on the proposed tax increase.

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with her colored drawing, “Stroking The Fire”. All entries depicted western influences, supporting the Fort Bend County Fair’s theme of “Celebrating Our Western Heritage”. Exhibits representing Paintings, Sculptures, Colored Drawings, and Monochromatic works were judged this past week. The School Art Auction Program is designed to reward the effort and showcase the artwork for all Fort Bend County Students. “The Art Auction is just another way we are helping kids

get to college,” says Brad Bowman, 2013 Fort Bend County Fair President. He boasts,” Here at the Fort Bend County Fair we have some very talented kids, we are just thrilled to be able to help them achieve their goals.” The top exhibits will be displayed in Building “B” until they are auctioned off at 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 28. • Grand Champion - “Whittling the Day Away” - Painting by Roxolana Krywonos - Seven Lakes HS • Reserve Champion “Stoking the Fire” - Colored Drawing by Keana Asadifar – Seven Lakes HS • Best of Class - “Blood Brothers” – Sculpture by Bernadette Charba – Seven Lakes HS • Best of Class - “Sittin’ by the Dock” – Mixed Medium by Kaleigh Fitzgerald – Katy HS • Best of Class - “Tuft” – Monochromatic by Jeremy Juarez – Austin HS • Best of Class - “A Watchful Eye” – Painting by Yiming Sun – Cinco Ranch HS • Best of Class -“Misty Misty” – Colored Drawing by Audrey Liu – Obra D. Tompkins HS

WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE

The Fort Bend County MUD #165 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Oct. 10, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m., at Allen, Boone, Humphries & Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Fwy., Suite 2400, 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 of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #66 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Friday, October 18, 2013, 12:00 p.m., at the offices of Philbin & Associates, 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.

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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. Bob Leared, Tax Assessor-Collector 713-932-9011

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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Former Sheriff George Molina rides away on Fair Day The Redneck Country Club coming soon to Stafford investigator, stationed in Okinawa where his passion for law enforcement was born. When he returned to civilian life he held a Special Reserve Commission in the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, beginning in 1951

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County, he served 1993-1997.  After high school; before he got to Dewalt, George served in the U.S. Army as a criminal

Domestic issue leads to jail police from a local hospital to file a report. Adolph said, “He told police that he went to his sister’s house because Gisentaner was causing problems. He said an argument occurred, and Gisentaner hit him in the head and bit his ear while fighting on the floor.” Gisentaner was charged with aggravated assault.

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The woman told police that Gisentaner had assaulted her brother earlier that day.  She explained that her brother had come to the house but had gone to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained at the hands of Gisentanter.  Late that day, the assault victim contacted

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a Criminal Trespass Warning on a prior visit thus making her return against the law.  Yep, momma found her hiding in the closet so … she and a friend blocked the door by sitting on the floor in the bedroom in front of the closet door - essentially holding her hostage until the popo could arrive.   Now this boy, momma’s sweet baby, that is so miss understood, had just gotten out of jail on a case related to this girl and it seems that this girl is the protected person on a Protective Order issued against

momma’s sweet boy.  Yep, this mess is just about as clear as mud and beginning to smell … even muddier. So the pack of deputies sorted through papers, directives, and orders to learn the girl gets a ride to the pokey courtesy of the popo, Momma’s misunderstood sweet boy, he gets to stay at home because the protective order was so poorly written.   However, the biggest question of all and what needs the most investigating …. Why were these two not in school? Sure, come on over, momma will never know….

Get tips on keeping a healthy back Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library will present the program, “Keep Your Back Healthy with Chiropractic,” on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Dr. J.P. Whittaker, a practicing

chiropractor, will talk about steps that people can take to keep their back in good physical shape. Learn about back maintenance and adjustment, and how to prevent spinal dysfunction. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2800.

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with the space, and the community. The health inspector, public works director, police, fire and neighboring businesses have been professional and kind. We want to do more than just be a country club located in Stafford. We want to be part of the community.” Michael Berry served on Houston’s City Council from 2002-2008 and ran for Mayor of Houston in 2003. “One of my pitches 10 years ago was how Stafford was better at attracting business than Houston.” On the topic of Mayor Leonard Scarcella celebrating his 44th year as Stafford’s Mayor, Berry said, “He is proud and protective of his residents. It’s what every mayor should be. He’d be thrown out if he wasn’t doing well. That he is continuously re-elected is a testament to his service. That’s something to be proud of. I think Stafford is lucky to have him.” The target open date for the RCC is October 4t, and will be in limited form, first as an outside venue. The deck, the stage and the bar are currently being completed. After that, the inside renovations will begin. Memberships are available in five levels with different prices and benefits. The lowest: .22 Caliber comes with annual dues of $250 (spouse added for free); and the highest: Big Ass Gun comes with a one-time due of $50,000 and a long list of perks. Anyone who joins by September 30 will have their name permanently placed on a wall for founding members that the RCC “intend to spoil rotten.” The RCC will not be a competitor to the Stafford Centre, but likely increase the city’s foothold on live entertainment. “We hope to compliment what they (Stafford Centre) do and will work together to put on quality events for the community.” Something else important to Michael Berry and the RCC - promoting responsible

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under Sheriff “Buster” Kern, followed by his good friend Sheriff Jack Heard.  He was appointed eight times as a Grand Jury Commissioner for Harris and Fort Bend Counties, as well as serving on four Grand Juries.  He was a member of the Texas Narcotic Officers Association and the Texas Sheriff’s Association. George Molina was a philanthropist; he served on many boards for various organizations, including the Easter Seal Society, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, as well as several Houston-area banks.  In the 1960’s Mayor Louie Welch appointed George to Vice Chairman of the Houston Housing Board. He was a trustee with the George Foundation from 1986-1992, and a Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Fort Bend County Fair Association and the FBISD FFA & Rodeo Association. He was predeceased by his generous and loving parents, Mama and Papa Molina.  He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Wheeler Molina; brother, Raul Molina, Jr. and his wife Rosemary; children, Renee’ Moorhead, Marjorie Cooley and her husband Jerry; Monique Davis and her husband Charlie; Robert George and his wife Diane; Russell and his wife Allison; Roxanne Baskin and her husband Fred; Shanna Hayden and her husband Patrick; 20 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, primos y compadres. Friends are cordially invited to visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 26, at Settegast-Kopf @Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Frwy, Sugar Land, Texas, with a rosary scheduled in the chapel for 7:00.  The funeral service will be Friday, September 27, 10:00 a.m., Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3617 Milam Street, Houston.  Internment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston.

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Fort Bend County Fair — Fair Frenzy Is Here!

A Ferris wheel, show animals and rodeo action are just a few things you will see at the Fort Bend County Fair. The 77th Annual county fair is being held at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds from September 27th to October 6th. “Every day we will have some type of entertainment for families to enjoy,” says Susan Sillavan, FBCF Fair Manager. A petting zoo, livestock

judging shows, food vendors, shopping, and a carnival can be enjoyed daily at the Fair. Headliners this year are a true blend of country music, from traditional country artists to top contemporary Texas Music acts. "Not only do we have an outstanding lineup of entertainment scheduled for the Brazos Stage with headliners like Joe Nichols, Joe Diffie, Johnny Lee, Wade Bowen &

Aaron Watson, we also have top notch entertainment on our Texas Stage with acts like the Doo Wah Riders from Southern California, Redneck Brown and the Freshwater Donkeys out of Oklahoma &Vince King, one of the best Elvis tribute artist I've ever seen,” boast Neil Yelderman, FBCF Board Member and Co-Director-InCharge of Entertainment. He adds, ”The best part is you get all

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4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Contemporary Worship Service: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:15am Traditional Worship Service: 11:15am www.southminpres.org

METHODIST CHURCH

Fort Bend ISD will host two College Nights, one on October 1 and another on October 3, to give current high school juniors and seniors, and their parents or guardians, the opportunity to learn about educational opportunities available from accredited colleges and universities. Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities (as well as

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 Sunday Worship: 9:00am, 11:00am Open Skies Worship: 9:00am Sunday School All Ages 10:00am www.fumcmc.org

SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am www.sugarlandmethodist.org CHURCH OF CHRIST

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SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am Scripture of the week

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this trip especially special.” She adds, “Even though I live in Nashville, my roots are and will always be in Sugar Land. I can't wait, it's going to be an awesome show." Cody Johnson’s unique blend of rock and country has given the singer a large fan base following. Johnson advises his concertgoers to be ready for a great night at the county fair. Johnson says, "Y'all break out your dancing' boots, leave you're worries at home, and come get western with me and the boys!” During the Fair run, a Queen will be crowned, Grand Champions will be named, Mutton Busters will be cheered and turkey legs and funnel cakes will be consumed. Don’t miss out on the family fun. For more information visit the Fort Bend County Fair web site: www.fortbendcountyfair.com

trade and technical schools) from across the nation will be available to meet with students and their families to share information regarding admission requirements, financial aid, student housing, and more! The first College Night will be held on Tuesday, October 1, at Kempner High School (14777 Voss Road, Sugar Land, 77498), from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The second College Night will be held on Thursday, October 3, at Hightower High School (3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City, 77459), from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Although the event is geared toward 11th and 12th grade students, all high school students are invited to attend. For more information, please contact the counselor at the high school in which your child is enrolled.

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way to exceeding that.” None of this could happen without the 1,300 volunteers who make the Fair a huge success. “Approximately 50 committees spend countless hours helping with the livestock competitions, parade, public safety, special events, auctions, rodeo activities and a host of other happenings,” admits Bowman. Many of the top musical acts are thrilled to be coming to the Fair. Joe Diffie, who is set to play Oct 4, says, “I'm really excited to be bringing my show to the Fort Bend County Fair this year! Come on out, and say hello!" Country Music’s rising star, Katie Armiger, who will be opening for Joe Nichols, says, "I always get excited when I get to come back home to Texas, and performing at this year’s Fort Bend County Fair makes

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of this great entertainment for the price of your general admission ticket to the Fair, so I highly recommend buying a season pass and experiencing all of the great entertainment that we have in store for our Fair-goers this year." Last year the Fort Bend County Fair drew over 155,000 Fair-goers, marking the 5th consecutive year that attendance climbed over 100,000. “More importantly, in 2012, through auctions and scholarships Fort Bend County youth have received over 1 million dollars,” says Brad Bowman, 2013 FBCF President, in regards to the Fair’s commitment to raising money to help kids get an education. Bowman proudly shares “In 2012, we had 155 sponsors whom gave over $489,000 in cash and in-kind sponsorships, for 2013 we are well on our

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Ken and Ann Webb of Sugar Land are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Ann, to Julius Eric Junker, son of Rebecca Beard Junker of Richmond and Edward Junker of Dallas. Amanda is 2000 graduate of Clements High School and a 2005 graduate of The University of North Texas with a BA in Journalism - Public Relations. She is a member of The Junior League of Houston and is currently employed as the Director of Communications at St. Michael Catholic School. Eric is a 2000 graduate of Austin High School and a 2004 Graduate of Texas Christian University with a BBA in Marketing. He received his J.D. in 2007 from South Texas College of Law and is the owner of the Law Office of Julius Eric Junker. The couple currently resides in Sugar Land and will be wed on October 19 in New Orleans.

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Fort Bend remembers its POWs/MIAs Fort Bend’s recent observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day joining many communities across the nation was all about Americans taking time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 3903 hosted District 16 event inRosenberg this past Sunday featured Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. Like a Who’s Who of distinguished war veterans, some former

POWs, both on the program and in attendance with family members present, it was all about a moment to take pause with the remembrance ceremony. Mayor Vincent Morales and State Representatives Phil Stevenson and Rick Miller, Districts 85 and 26, respectively were among the elected officials present, with Mayor Morales presenting proclamations on behalf of local cities. VFW District 16 Chairman (POW) Romeo Pena was joined by Kathy Bryan as they MC’d the impressive

pageantry program including flag presentations, bag pipe playing by Bob Smith, a color guard service hat placement, and the Lamar High School Choir’s performance during the program. It is what added a kind of ceremonial presence to those remembered and missing with a POW/MIA ritual narrated by Commander Tom Atkins and Sandy Cook. Held at the local area VFW on First Street, the event’s closing outdoors spectacularly symbolizes what the special

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remembrance is all about with the release of 25 beautiful, homing pigeons, a salute to POWs and MIAs. Close your eyes and imagine them set free by Mike Hatton as they did, flying high, soaring to the tune of a bugler’s rendition of Taps with the first line of those lyrics, “Day is Done.” Indeed it is. The Fort Bend Star is among the many that salutes and acknowledges that our nation’s POWs and MIAs are not forgotten. Visit fortbendstar. com for a video clip of the event.

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State Rep. Phil Stevenson, who represents part of Fort Bend County, Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and Rosenberg Mayor Vincent Morales

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Dancing Under the Stars Come to the Plaza in Sugar Land Town Center, Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30-9 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes to the Plaza for a night of Dancing Under the Stars. The Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors will be there to teach you all the right moves!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Commercial heifer sale Fort Bend County Fair 29th annual commercial heifer sale Sat., September 28. Beef cattle Clinic registration 9 a.m.; Beef cattle clinic 9:30 a.m.; Commercial heifer viewing 11 a.m.; Heifer viewing 11 a.m.; Heifer auction reception 12 noon; Sales begins 1 p.m. Heifer to be picked up Sunday, Sept. 29 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Stiletto Stampede Come to Sugar Land Town Center Sat., Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Stiletto Stampede is a 100-yard dash with a mission to spread breast cancer awareness. To register for the event, visit StilettoStampede.org. Music in the Plaza MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land, Sat., Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m. will host music in the Plaza at Sugar Land Center. They will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month by lighting the Plaza pink during a free concert. For more information about the event, visit www.Facebook.com/ MDAndersonSugarLand. Free South Asian Community Seminar 2013 Join a team of experts for a discussion of immigration reform, race and its impact on the South Asian Community, Sat., Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hilton Southwest, 6780 SW Freeway, Houston. Seminar free, breakfast & lunch included. Pre-registration required. Info & to register www.dayahouston.org/Register.php or contact@dayahouston.org. 713-981-7645. Missouri City Ballet fundraising event Missouri City Ballet announces upcoming fundraising event. Betting on Ballet Casino Night Gala, will be held at Quail Valley Country Club, 2880 La Quinta, Missouri City, Saturday September 28, 6:30pm-11:00pm. Tickets are $100 per person and all proceeds will directly benefit Missouri City

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

Beneath the Surface In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital are hosting Beneath the Surface – a hands-on education event focusing on breast cancer awareness and prevention, Fri., Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., First Colony Mall, main entrance. Take a walk through the AmeriBreasts® exhibit, the world’s only walk-through tour of the human breast.

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Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Cindy Fauvelle,713-829-0550 or cindyfauvelle@yahoo.com. 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 jd965@sbcglobal.net. The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North Are you a stay at home mom? We have playgroups, socials, mom’s night out, book clubs, and many more fun things planned! Any age children are welcome, or just come yourself if your children are in school. For more info email momsclub_sln@yahoo.com. 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 713222-2273. Info? 281-725-5059. Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG 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. 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 mike@reichekfinancial.com. 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

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Hope for Three volunteer orientations Looking for a great way to support children with autism in Fort Bend? Volunteer for Hope for Three, local non-profit and autism advocacy organization. Join them at one of their upcoming Volunteer Orientations: Tuesday, October 1, 6:30-8:00pm, Berryhill Baja Grill Sugar Land or Wednesday, October 2 from 9:30-11am at Classic Chevrolet. Local autism advocacy to host volunteer orientations Hope for Three, local autism advocacy organization serving Fort Bend is hosting 2 volunteer orientation sessions: October 1, 6:30-8 p.m., Berry Hill Baja Grill, 13703 SW Freeway, Sugar Land, and October 2, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Classic Chevrolet. 13115 SW Freeway, Sugar Land. By providing participants an overview of the various opportunities of the organization it will assist Hope for Three to continue providing help and creating hope for the many families living with autism in the Fort Bend community. For more information on this event call 1-800-317-0787 or visit www.hopeforthree. org/volunteer-sign-up/

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281-690-4200 • www.fortbendstar.com Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-2774989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com

UPCOMING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

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. 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 jd965@sbcglobal.net.


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First Colony Thunder wins back to back summer championships! The First Colony 10U Thunder won back to back championships over the summer winning 9 out of 10 games in the period of 11 days. The first championship was won at the Sugar Land Little League Summer Splash. Then 5 days later, the second championship was won at the Westbury Little League Surf and Turf.

On Bracket play at the Sugar Land Splash, the FC Thunder defeated Lamar Heat, SL Fehrle Fire and then the First Colony Sting 13-3 in the championship game. On bracket Play at the Westbury Surf and Turf the FC Thunder defeated the Lamar Lynx, Lamar Heat and then the Woodlands Houston Slam 16-15 in the championship game. The

championship game at Westbury was won in dramatic fashion on a great team effort all game from the players and our 10th player, our great parents. The

FC Thunder trailed the Slam by two runs in the bottom of the sixth with two outs dug deep to win the game and earn back to back championships!

Team members shown are: Jaeden Bengan, Luke Botard, Dylan Burnaman, Kyle Calnan, David Dworaczyk, Bowen Fjord, Canon King, Kaden Kram, Trace Lee, Hunter Mullings, Ashwin Nomi, Zachary O’Brien, Aman Patel, Morgan Yapp, Coaches and Great Team Parents

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Oyster Creek Elementary student named winner in Skeeters Reading Program Sugar Land Skeeters players Michael Nix (Pitcher), Kevin Rios (Infielder) and Adam Godwin (Outfielder) visited Oyster Creek Elementary School to congratulate fourthgrade student, Eduardo Guerra, on winning the Skeeters Reading Program contest. Guerra’s name was drawn from a pool of students who participated in the program by reading four books over a four to eight-week period. As the winner, Guerra received four

passes to attend a Skeeters’ Readers game and the opportunity to have Skeeters players visit his school. The Sugar Land Skeeters, along with Minute Maid, believe that reading helps children and adults prepare for the game of life. Last year, Skeeters had more than 68,000 students participate in the reading program. The program promotes literacy in our community by providing incentives for students to grow as readers.

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September 25, 2013 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper