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Punks amongst us in two separate incidents By LeaAnne Klentzman

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Sunday evening about 7:30 p.m., Sugar Land Police responded to a robbery call in the parking lot of the HEB grocery store in the 19900 block of the Southwest Freeway. According to Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph, a 23-year-old woman said she was sitting on a bench and approached by two teens who asked to use her phone. When she declined, Adolph said, “One man grabbed her from behind while the other man took her phone.” The duo fled the scene in a gold SUV.


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community dialogue meetings will be held on the Facilities Master Plan and the District Strategic Plan. Two additional community dialogue meetings will be held in February on the elementary boundary changes. In addition, a comprehensive web survey will be available the first two weeks In December. "This is not driven by the superintendent or the school board," said Tracy Richter, CEO of DeJong-Richter, the educational consultants hired by Fort Bend ISD to oversee the process. "No one is in the back room making the decisions. This process is truly intended to be

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infrastructure improvements such as sidewalks and lighting to manage the growth and could be part of a future bond continue providing services." election. One of those challenges is Part One crimes decreased the continued revitalization 49% between 1999 and 2012 of the historic downtown area prompting applause from which recently received a the audience. The Rosenberg cultural arts designation from Police Department became the Texas Commission on just the 82nd Texas law the Arts. The area still needs enforcement agency out of additional off street parking and 2,600 to be designated a renovations to the Cole Theater "Recognized Law Enforcement and old City Hall building. Agency" by the Texas Police Morales told the crowd that Chiefs Association.

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itself took three months during the height of the drought. Reclaimed water is now collected, cleaned and redeposited back into the lake, keeping the level constant. Mayor Jessup stated, “Had the county not worked with us we


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they were looking for and the motive behind the slaughter. graduate, who was there to However, after the shootings interview for a job, were shot the man responsible had fled and succumbed to their injuries the scene in his 1997 Mercury that morning. Grand Marquis, leaving the According to Sgt. Leedom, mayhem behind. Simmons died at the scene. LaMelvin Johnson, 35, was The elder Simmons and Borom publically identified as the were taken to the hospital by suspect just hours after the ambulance where one died massacre. His face, vehicle on the way and the other in description, and family surgery. connections were splashed Nine-one-one calls to police across media outlets. Late began just minutes after 10 that Monday night, at the side of morning. From the beginning “Community Activist” Quanell police had an idea of who X, Johnson turned himself


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The five year plans for facilities, zoning and the district's strategy are part of a bigger goal for Fort Bend ISD--to have no achievement gaps and a 100% graduation rate by 2025. "It's one audacious goal but that is our mind set in 12 short years," said Richter. "That kindergartner in FBISD is going to graduate--no question." Community members who wish to participate in the facilities master plan and district strategic plan discussions can attend two community dialogue meetings this month. The first is October 29 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Elkins High School. The second meeting is October 30 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Travis High School.

Rosenberg is building a new fire station, about to open a new animal control facility and is working with the City of Richmond on finding an alternate water source to meet groundwater reduction requirements. "We are committed to making Rosenberg a great place to live, work, do business, play, raise a family and making us, once again, the hub of the Gulf Coast," Morales said.

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community driven." Back in June, the Board of Trustees voted to postpone the construction of elementary school #46 in Aliana in order to give the district time to conduct a thorough inventory of the district's schools and facilities and to map out a long range plan for elementary school boundaries. The district hired Jacobs Engineering to conduct a $1.7 million dollar facilities assessment that will examine everything from HVAC units, to classroom square footage, to technology inadequacies. In addition, Jacobs will provide an accurate space inventory of every school using a special software program that the district can utilize long term.

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female, 5’, and about 130 pounds. She had brown hair and was wearing blue jeans and a grey hoodie. The three suspects were described as: •A heavy set Hispanic female with long black hair, about 5' 4", and wearing blue jeans and a grey hoodie. •A skinny Hispanic man with short hair, about 5" 11", and wearing a red hockey mask, black shirt and black pants. •A Hispanic man, 5' 9", about 200 pounds and wearing a tan long-sleeve shirt and blue jean shorts. Anyone with information is asked to call Sugar Land Police.

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in Houston. He invited her to return with him to the home on Willow Pond where he was visiting. Upon arriving at the Willow Pond residence, three others followed the man and the performer into the house. Those intruders were wearing masks and threatening the occupants with guns. The man who invited the performer and another man at the home were pistol whipped. The intruders took electronics, jewelry and money from both men. Authorities said a third man and a woman were also in the house, but they were not injured.The entertainer was described as a white or hispanic

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Both suspects were described as black males. One about 5’ 4”, about 120 pounds, wearing his hair in dred-locks. This suspect was wearing a black hat, a vintage blue faded shirt with a red, white and blue circle logo, and green shorts. The second suspect was 5’ 9”, he was wearing a black hoodie. Earlier that same day, about 4 a.m., a man reported being robbed by intruders at gunpoint. It all began at a home in the 4600 block of Willow Pond after a man returned home with a woman from a Houston adult entertainment establishment. According to police, the victim met a performer at Legends

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in at the Harris County Jail knowing there were murder warrants out for his arrest. Johnson was booked into the Fort Bend County Jail about 1:30 am, Tuesday morning, on a felony murder warrant where he remains under a $500,000 bond. In a television interview, at the time of his arrest, Johnson said the act was self-defense. Police said no weapons were found at the scene and there was no indication that Johnson was ever under attack or in danger.


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