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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Former Stafford Firefighter Classic Boogie M*A*S*H Bash Missouri City City Council Anne Sullivan Memorial approves tax fundraiser set for October 19 rate increase On Saturday, October 19, from 11 am to 1 pm, at Simply Fit at 2444 South Main, Stafford, will host a Zumba-thon for all ages and genders as a fundraiser for The Anne Sullivan Firefighter Memorial Fund. It’s because of Anne’s dedication to serve our community that Simply Fit has joined with Anne’s mother, Mary Sullivan, in support of this effort to raise funds for Anne’s scholarship foundation. The scholarship is listed on The Greater Houston Community Foundation website, www.ghcf. org. The scholarship fund focuses on assisting women who want to be first responders. The Anne Sullivan Firefighter Memorial Fund is a very fitting

tribute for the energetic young woman who lost her life while trying to protect the citizens by searching for any people they thought may have been trapped in the blazing hotel fire that occurred on the Southwest Freeway in Houston last May. They are asking you to join them in supporting this foundation set up by her family to honor Anne and continue her legacy. The cost is $10 to participate and children under 10 is $5 in the 2-hour Zumba-thon. All money raised will go Anne Sullivan, a former Stafford directly to the Anne Sullivan firefighter, was employed with the Firefighter Memorial Fund. Houston Fire Department at the Please contact Victoria at 281time of her death. 948-9613 for more information.

"Living Within Their Means" City of Stafford passes new budget By Karen Daniels

According to Mayor Leonard Scarcella, this is the reason for the success of the City of Stafford. The new 2013/2014 budget, which passed unanimously on September 30, is set at $26 million, an increase of $1 million from last year. When you add up the predicted total revenue, there is a $3.2 million shortfall. The Mayor assured that through continued budget meetings the City will continue

to address and resolve this imbalance. "Just because it's in the budget doesn't mean we have to spend it." During this fiscal year, Stafford will eliminate their general obligation debt, making them one of the few cities in Texas (and probably the only one with no property tax) to be debt free. According to the Mayor, Stafford's economy is four times the National economy and revenue is up 8% from last year. The biggest portion of Stafford's

budget - $11 million - pays for salaries. The bulk of that money goes to emergency services. This year the City Council decided, against the suggestion of the Mayor, to do something different with the distribution of the cost-of-living raises. Mayor Scarcella had wanted an across the board 3% raise for employees, but Council realized this created a wider gap between those at the top and those at the BUDGET, continued on page 5

4th Annual Fulshear Scarecrow Festival October 19 The 4th Annual Fulshear Scarecrow Festival, with its collection of creative, full-size scarecrows, kid-friendly games, live music, an adult Grape Stomp and more, will return on Saturday, October 19 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Cross Creek Ranch located just minutes west of the Grand Parkway off FM 1093. The highlight of the festival is the collection of scarecrows created by local teams, each of which are judged for creativity and originality by those in attendance with the winning team earning a $1,000 cash prize.  Second and third-place finishers will receive $500 and $250 respectively. Kids also will enjoy face painting, a costume parade and pumpkin decorating.   Parents can get in on the fun with the festival’s Grape Stomp competition which pits eight teams of five adults against each other in three rounds of competition.  The team with the fastest feet will earn $500. Proceeds from the sale of food and other items at the festival will benefit the Fulshear Arts Council.  Admission is free.

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A standing room only crowd filled the community center on the Missouri City Hall complex Monday night for a public hearing and city council vote on a proposed tax rate increase. The Missouri City Council voted 5-2 in favor of the rate increase. Council members Robin Elackatt and Yolanda Ford voted against. The proposal will raise the tax rate from 54.48 cents per $100 in valuation to 57.37 cents. The $1.7 million revenue increase will pay for an additional firefighter, a fivemember police motorcycle unit and pay adjustments for city employees including police and fire. Some in the crowd held Title Sponsor, Don Kerstetter, with other Boogie 2014 Sponsors, get signs that said “Say No to the ready for the Classic Boogie M*A*S*H Bash! Shown are l-r are: Cassie Proposed Tax Increase”. Oppman, Himesh Ghandi, Lizzie Dragon, Dorine Craig, and Title But the majority of the Sponsor, Don Kerstetter, Classic Chevrolet. See related article on page 2. speakers, most of them retirees, spoke out in favor of the increase. “I am a tea party conservative and I hate anything that looks like big government or excessive Point Lane in the Mission Oaks taxation but I support this tax By LeaAnne Klentzman subdivision off FM 1464 near increase,” said resident Fred Fort Bend County Crime the Westpark Toll Way. Haenel Grates. Stoppers has issued a Special said responding officers arrived “There has been a lot of Crime Alert after a north Fort to find the 18-year-old resident in Bend County teen shot and good condition after he said two TAX RATE, continued on page 5 killed a man who, along with men broke into the house and he an accomplice, had invaded his shot and killed one of them.  The home after banging on the door.   other suspect fled the scene in a Sheriff’s spokesman Bob dark blue Nissan Sentra.  In the "Star" issue of October Haenel said on Friday afternoon, The teen is the son of 2 the article Meadows Place October 4 about 3:15 p.m., a Houston police officer. wows audience at 28th annual Sheriff’s deputies responded The family has lived in the Water Symposium had an error to a shooting call at a home in pertaining to the amount on the 17000 block of Manchester INTRUDER, continued on page 5 sinkage that Meadows Place  had experienced. The correct amount is 15 feet since 1901.

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Crime Stoppers is seeking public help in identifying and charging three women who are believed to be involved in Felony Lane Gang activity. In late September, sheriff deputies responded to a motor vehicle burglary on Crabb River Road. The victim told the deputy that between 6:15 and 6:35 in the parking lot of the Kids R Kids day care in the 1200 block of Crabb River Road someone broke out the driver’s side window of her car and stole a purse from inside the Suspect # 1 vehicle. She

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ELDORADO BRIDGE: With the new City Centre @ Quail Valley the idea surfaced that a “dramatic” entrance would help set the stage as people approached the Centre. The FUND HOA and PROUD Neighborhood Association met with the City and offered to fund beautification of the “standard bridge” the City planned for that location. THE PLANS: The idea was to have planters (filled with colorful flowers), pavers and install decorative street lights on each side of the bridge. The City drew up plans and both organizations gave approval. It was thought that this idea would transform a “standard bridge” into one that had “elegant style”. THE FINISHED PROJECT: On paper the added features looked good but nothing compared to the “real thing”. The color tied in and introduced the City Centre. Then at night, the light from the new street lights presented the bridge as a path leading into “a place of beauty and fantasy”. FUTURE BRIDGES?

The end result led the two organizations to determine that, in the future, when the need for a renovation or replacement of a bridge in the Quail Valley area, funding would be made available for beautification and special lighting effects. GLENN LAKE STREET REPAIRS: “…..have been busy with street rehabilitations on 5th Street and Adams Street. A patch crew has taken care of several of the patched areas throughout the city, including Glenn lakes Lane. Efforts to “patch/repair” pavement throughout the city to keep streets in adequate condition will continue until resources are allocated to schedule “permanent” repairs….. (Courtesy of Missouri City Public Works Department) HELP PROUD SPONSOR QV PROJECTS: Mail your (tax deductible) donation of $25 or more to: Frost Bank, Lock box Department, Quail Valley PROUD, P. O. Box 367 Dept. 06, Houston, Texas 77001. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Email the PROUD HOTLINE at

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Lions and Tigers and Bears - The Rosenberg Railroad Museum presents The Circus Comes to Town Sponsor opportunities are now available for the Rosenberg Railroad Museum’s annual fundraising gala scheduled for Saturday, October 12, at Safari Texas, and this year’s event features a fun-filled evening with a circus theme. Proceeds from this year’s event will support program operations and general operating needs for the Museum to assist in preserving the rich heritage of the railroad industry and its contribution to the history of Fort Bend County.   Congressman Pete Olson, Congressional District 22, and his wife, Nancy, are serving as Honorary Ring Masters for this year’s event.  “For the past 160 years, the railroad has been a vital part of the economy and development of Fort Bend,” said Olson.  “Our annual gala raises the necessary funds to insure that, much like the circus, children

of all ages can enjoy and learn from our educational programs and exhibits,” said Doris Gurecky, event chairman. The Circus Comes to Town features performance entertainment and live and silent auctions. Heading up the three-ring circus is Chief Lion Tamer Doris Gurecky along with Troupers Kathy Kubelka, Robbie Reed, Lisa Rickert, Tracey Satterwhite, Debbie Straw, Terri Stuart, Lupe Uresti, Marcia Vogelsang, Sharon Wallingford and Lyn Wicke. Hop aboard this year as The Circus Comes to Town! Tickets to the event are $75 per person are available by contacting the Doris Gurecky at 281.342.5926 or   For more information about The Rosenberg Railroad Museum Presents The Circus Comes to Town, visit www.

Classic Boogie M*A*S*H Bash reception set for October 28 If you have a fantasy to dress up like Corporal Klinger, here’s your chance. Don’t miss the event of the year–The Classic Boogie M*A*S*H Bash. Fort Bend County Women’s Center and Classic Chevrolet will unveil plans for Boogie 2014. Mark your calendars now for a blast from the past party–The Classic Boogie M*A*S*H Bash is Monday, October 28 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Classic Chevrolet Showroom at 13115 Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land. Activities scheduled include a fashion show, Corporal Klinger Wannabe Contest, appetizers and drinks. The Women’s Center encourages corporations or individuals who are looking to become a part of a great non-profit organization and help raise funds to help survivors of domestic violence and their children. Boogie is FBCWC largest annual fundraiser and celebrates


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Career fair planned at Constellation Field on October 24 The City of Sugar Land will host the 2nd Annual Fort Bend County Employer Career Fair on Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive. The career fair is being planned and organized by the cities of Sugar Land, Richmond and Rosenberg; Fort Bend County; and Workforce Solutions & Forum Energy.  Employers representing local governments, hospitals, education and private industries will be in attendance. The purpose of the event is to allow individuals to explore job opportunities in both the public and private sectors in Fort Bend County. Job applicants are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes and dress professionally.  Many companies will pre-screen job applicants and perform interviews during the Career Fair.  For more information, contact the Sugar Land Human Resources Department at (281) 275-2735 or visit the Human Resources Department Event page on the City of Sugar Land website.

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And an elephant, too!  The Rosenberg Railroad Museum presents The Circus Comes to Town and coming October with committee members Joe Gurecky, Lisa Rickert, Doris Gurecky, Marcia Vogelsang and Honorary Ring Masters Nancy and Pete Olson.  For more information, call 281.342.5926 or visit

Quail Valley Yard of the Month winners named

Quail Valley Yard of the Month winners are Linda and Nathan Walker of 2819 Hampton Drive. A tailored garden, its design invites you to the entry which is set off by two dramatic Cherry Laurels enhanced by seasonal color. Beautiful trees, a dry creek bed complete with cranes surrounded by Asiatic Jasmine softens the drive-way. The Walkers received a fall Croton from Flowers by Adela and a Certificate from the Quail Valley Garden Club, which is pre-selling caladium bulbs. Pre-order this month to save, pay in March on delivery. Five varieties, 70 cents per bulb. Contact Nancy Lindsay at 281 499-2047.

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Afterburner Dante's Inferno and other Hells By LeaAnne Klentzman

Tap, tap, tap…that is the sound of citizens banging their heads against a brick wall in an effort to get help from Fort Bend County Animal Control. Some things get better with time, not so with Fort Bend County Animal Control. Remember several years ago when a Needville family discovered a skunk roaming their property one Sunday morning? After many a frustrated exchange with the Sheriff’s Office and Fort Bend Animal Control, the skunk was dispatched to the hereafter and placed in a box to be tested for rabies. Only Animal Control refused to come get the skunk. So, what’s a girl to do… she called a friend, who knew a friend who worked at the paper – BAM! – It was a Stink’n Road Show. The frustrated Needvilleite and a

Star reporter took a spin over to then Sheriff Milton Wright’s humble abode and asked since his staff couldn’t help, maybe he could hold the vermin until Animal Control could make it by during work hours of course. As you might imagine, he was less than inclined to keep the box o’ stink’n skunk. That was a couple years ago, but this is Fort Bend County and things never really seem to change much. So again, imagine our surprise when a woman is violently mauled by a dog in a northern Fort Bend town that utilizes the services of Animal Control and again, they are far less than helpful. Fortunately, there was a police chief that got on the ball and took care of his citizens. But, here we are again with a government agency that doesn’t have a clue about customer service. Animal Control is not autonomous; they answer

to the good doctors over at Health and Human Services. Doctor Kaye Reynolds drew the short straw and had to deal with this issue, again. Unfortunately the wipe the citizen from the bottom of your shoe attitude of the folks over at Animal Control has again brought them to the forefront. Time for changes Commissioners, your people need to be free to walk the streets of this county and not be mauled by dogs and if they are, the stink’n dog people, who drive dog trucks HOME, need to be Dog-gone-it on the spot…On the spot with a can-do attitude! Dr. Reynolds we are counting on you. Is Public Service and oxymoron? Talk about people who don’t know the first thing about customer service, where do we start? Washington, heck there aren’t enough Yellow Ryder trucks to clean that mess up. Yes, that is terribly insensitive but really, right now the only thing worth saving there is the monuments. The house of Representatives is not representing any of us. Have you tried to call there lately? Try it; you get thrown into Dante’s Inferno (ALL the

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realms of Hell) …if you know your party’s extension please enter it now, if you would like to hear… call Washington, call Fort Bend County both are the same. Since we are not being served anyway, let’s just have ourselves a revolution and destroy ALL the answering devices forcing Officials, you know the ones we elect to serve, and the minions they hire as public servants, to answer the stink’n phone. It’s the least they can do. George Orwell must have had a wormhole into the future. In 1984 he warned us…Big Brother, eyes in the sky, Talking Heads, go ahead, pick your news channel and “Doublethink” where citizens are expected to embrace inconsistent concepts without dissent, while willingly giving up liberty and freedom for some kind of unattainable security, HA! We just thought he was a Science Fiction writer. All the tapping is gone, it’s only the sound of the silence in the vast no man’s land of public service. Send questions or inquiries to LeaAnne Klentzman Fort Bend Star 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 Stafford Texas 77477

Stafford MSD recognize "Teacher of the Year" By Karen Daniels

A sixth grade math teacher at Stafford MSD Intermediate school, Ms. Bani Chakrabarty, was honored with the Teacher of the Year designation for the "A Day Made Better" by Office Max Corporation. On average a teacher spends approximately $1,000 of their own money on classroom supplies. "A Day Made Better" is a one-day event that awards more than 1,000 teachers across the US with $1,000 in school supplies, brining attention to the issue of teacher-funded classrooms. Since its inception, Office Max has surprised more than

6,700 teachers and donated $8.85 million in supplies to classrooms across the country since its inception in 2007. Intermediate Principal, Charmaine Garcia, said that Ms. Chakrabarty is one of the "hardest working teachers and goes to the ends of the earth for her students." Prior to becoming a teacher, Ms. Chakrabarty attended a fouryear college in India, receiving a degree in chemistry and biology in 1985. Years later she attended the University of Houston-Downtown to obtain her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies-Elementary; graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2005.

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"As a teacher, I try to instill in my students the values of education and hard work, and how it will help them have a successful life." She worked as a substitute teacher for four years in various grade levels in area school districts, becoming a permanent teacher with SMSD in 2009. Her philosophy: "To constantly improve my teaching methodology." When Office Max's (Fountains) manager, Mario Soliz, SMSD Principal Garcia and Assistant Principal Desiree James surprised Ms. Chakrabarty on October 1, she was completely caught off guard. "I am surprised. Thank you so much," was all she could say. After posing for a picture, she promptly returned to teaching her class. She received a new chair, digital camera, Kindle Fire, organizational tools,



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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors outstanding nurse with DAISY Award Phillip Fisher, RN, is Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses. Phillip is a nurse in the ICU department who was nominated by the wife of one of his patients. In the wife’s nomination she described that

while caring for her husband, Phillip and the other nurses all demonstrated knowledge and skills while easing her husband’s discomfort and calming him down when he showed signs of fear. “Phillip embodies the values we strive for,” said Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer of Houston

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “He is a constant example of a nurse who is truly passionate about being a nurse and helping others.” In honor of his DAISY Award selection, Phillip received a certificate of appreciation, a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful sculpture titled “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe.  Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s committee selects a DAISY Award winner each quarter. walk with a pledge per mile or “We are proud to be among step.They will provide rides from the hospitals participating in city hall back to 3303 Lakefield after the walk for those who need it. Breakfast tacos will be served after the walk at 3303 Lakefield. For more information contact Debbie at 281-782-4550 or Holy Cross Episcopal Church wants you to join them at their at their 7th Donations may be made to Annual Pumpkin Patch, "Issensee Foundation for Safe 5653 Riverpark Dr., Sugar Police Response and sent to Land, on October 11 through IFSPR, 3303 Lakefield, Sugar October 31. It will be open Land, 77479. Non profit tax on Fridays from noon until deductible status pending. dark; Saturdays from 9 a.m. until dark; and Sundays from 11 a.m. until dark.

Walk for Safe Police Response set for Saturday, October 19 This fundraiser, Walk for Safe Police Response, will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, 7:30 a.m., 3303 Lakefield Blvd., to Sugar Land City Hall Sugar Land (about 3 miles or 5,000 steps). Join them in their mission to improve the way first responders deal with people in a mental health crisis. Let's change for the better in Sugar Land and beyond. Learn about ways you can protect you and you family when a crisis occurs, or how to prevent it. Ask others to support your

the DAISY Award program,” said Leatherwood. “Nurses like Phillip are everyday heroes who demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise and compassionate care, and we are excited to be able to recognize him – and our future winners – as outstanding role models for the nursing profession.” To learn more about Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, please visit houstonmethodist. org/sugarland, and visit our Facebook page at MethodistSugarLand to congratulate Phillip DAISY Award Recipient, Phillip Fisher, RN, with his wife Linda Fisher on his award. and Mr. and Mrs. Batamo

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Oh, ya gotta just love a boy fight! Seems a couple of Republicans running for Lieutenant Governor are exchanging …lies. But why should anyone be surprised? Notice, neither one wants to be Governor; they both want to be LIEutenant Governor. So the hissing started when Dan Patrick slung out an ad dissing Patterson’s stance on in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants. Then according to Patterson’s people, Patrick supersized the lie and they proffer a link to some audio tape as proof. In a statement circulated by Patterson he says, "No Polite Way To Put This - Dan Patrick Is Lying." Then, wait for it, "It's deplorable that Patrick would invoke the images of Houston, Travis, Bowie and Austin in an ad where he intentionally tells a lie about his opponent," said Chris Elam, Patterson Campaign Manager. Could it be true, could it be true? Is Patrick not an “Authentic Republican with conservative leadership?” Oh, say it ain’t so. All this sand is flying over in-state college tuition for illegal aliens; so now we know what is causing the demise of Texas education, letting people from other places go to college for the same price. Yep, they are both authentic something. We have a lot of issues in the Lone Star State but who would have ever guessed this topic would have caused these two to start snatching hair. First liar doesn’t stand a chance.

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Christmas and home decor will be offered. Silent auction The auction will benefit Ministries of Holy Cross Church. Opens Friday October 11 , closes October 20. Items donated by local area merchants. Smoked beef and pork sandwiches, hot dogs, and sausage on a stick is available on weekends by Holy Smokers Cooking Team. For more information call 281-633-2000. Visit Holy Cross Church website at

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Prayer List Darren Glynn, civilian contractor Corporal Jarrod Wayman, USMC Sgt. Simon Gutierrez, USMC Pvt. Marques Roberson, U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Seiter, U.S. Army Mike Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Dan Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Henry Blassingame, contractor SPC Christopher Kimrey, U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon, USMC Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo, U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Fox, U.S. Army Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado, USMC Airman Oscar Mejorado II, USAF Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado, USN Capt. Richard Carrell, USAF Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams, USMC Sgt. Holly K. Williams, USMC Maj. William J. Stoesser, U.S. Army Airman Caleb J. Powell, USAF Cpl. Erick Tijerina, USMC LCDR James D. Shaw, U.S. Navy TSgt. Daniel Vargas, USAF LCpl. Jeffrey B. Brock, USMC FC2 Penny McGaughy, U.S. Navy LCpl. Raymond Padilla, Jr., USMC LCpl. Robert Originales, Jr., USMC PFC Patrick Fege, U.S. Army Corporal Jonathon Ross, USMC Capt. Clay Bland, U.S. Army Capt. Hunter Bland, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Gomez, USMC PFC Eli Harrington, USMC LCpl. “Trey” L. Chapa III, USMC Lt. Col. Bentley Nettles, U.S. Army Cpl. Jose R. Zepeda, USMC Jerry Zepeda, civilian contractor FR Brad Lindsey, U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Taylor, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Pereira, USMC LCpl. Kevin Canada, USMC SPC Donald McPaul, U.S. Army SSgt. Percy Engineer, U.S. Army LCpl. Douglas R. Johnson, USMC Sgt. Jerome Estrada, USMC SSgt. Joseph Crow, USAF DaNetra D. Pittman, Civilian Conractor Airman Shannon Fleming, U.S. Navy Corporal Jake Crocker, USMC Corporal Armando Olivares, USMC Corporal Jonathan McCoy, USMC Sgt. Cory Wolston, U.S. Army LCpl. Brad Robideaux, USMC

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rhetoric and personal attacks on people over this,” said resident Charles Butera. “As much as I dislike taxes, we need this.” A series of former Missouri City council members also spoke out in favor of the proposed tax increase. “I support this increase because of the extra police patrols and getting our fire station to be fully staffed,” said Roger Morris who was elected to the council in 1979. “This can’t be about taxes. There isn’t enough money involved to get the city in an uproar. So what is this about? I believe it is the insistent voices of a very few who don’t like you (city council). I ask you to choose carefully the

voices you heed,” said former councilwoman Eunice Reiter, prompting applause from the audience. Those opposed to the tax rate increase acknowledged that additional pay is needed to retain city employees but are frustrated at the perception that certain areas of Missouri City are being neglected by the council. “Do not raise our taxes,” said Karen Lambert who is a representative of the Texas Parkway Alliance. “If taxes are going to be raised, let’s make sure it benefits everyone.” “I would support these things if I would get a golf course, a tennis facility, and a rec center in my area,” said resident Linda Ricks. “We’re not trying to divide this city but we want what’s fair. Why can’t we

a man, his wife, and their son, wandered upon a fight. Um, hum. Somehow, one man struck the son, so the father started swinging. Yep! That’s when the fur started fly’n! Before it was over there were so many cops you’da thought they were filming a Burt

Reynolds movie and there were easily double digit numbers of folks involved in the melee, many of whom were related to one another – Really!?! Quick, add more beer! In the end, the father, you know, the one who threw the punch in honor of the son, well he was sent to Hermann Memorial in Houston via air

balance the scale?” Officials said commercial and residential property owners in Missouri City will see a 5.31 percent increase in their property taxes. This will equate to an average annual increase of $46.37, which is based on the average home value of $160,160. In late June, City Council adopted a $35.5 million fiscal year 2014 budget based on a .5835 tax rate. The pay adjustments, additional firefighter and the motorcycle unit were included in the fiscal year 2014 budget. According to the city, the budget was approved before the certified appraisal values were in. Those values came in lower than the expected tax rate prompting the need for the tax rate increase to cover the budget shortfall.

ambulance suffering from a broken jaw, broken leg, and other non-specified injuries according to his better half. Along with “pop’s” wounds at least three others suffered injuries during the brawl. How’s that for family entertainment? Copious quantities of beer + stupid = gotta call it a night, the party’s over.

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neighborhood for nearly 10 years. At press time the deceased suspect has yet to be publicly identified and the only information on the second intruder is he fled the scene.

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 Sheriff’s Office at 281-3414665, Fort Bend Crime

45 minutes long, and consists of three sections – Critical Reading, Writing, and Math. Students should bring two #2 pencils and a non-graphing calculator. The sessions are free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (, click on “Calendar,” select the library, and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the libraries (University Branch: 281-633-5100; Missouri City Branch: 281-238-2100), or by visiting the library. The University Branch

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Rosenberg’s Brazos Town Center to purchase gift cards totaling $1,000 said Haenel. Haenel explained that the three women suspects in this case are believed to be part of the Felony Lane Gang. An organized gang that has expanded from Florida across the United States that targets vehicles parked at day care centers most frequently visited by busy mothers who leave their purses behind in their cars. In a flash, the thieves hit the cars, steal purses, wallets and valuables. Generally their first stop is the closest bank or department store. The name Felony Lane Gang derives from a practice of passing through the outside lane at the victim’s bank, and then sending the teller a check to cash with the victim’s ID explained Haenel. Suspect No. 1 is described as a Hispanic female, about 18 to 22 years of age with long black hair. She is about 5' 5" and weighs about 130 pounds. She was wearing a black and white

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Sugar Land Christian Women's Connection luncheon upcoming The Sugar Land Christian Women's Connection monthly luncheon will be held on Friday, October 11, at the Beverly Deputy Sweetwater Country Club at 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beverly Deputy will be the featured speaker. Her topic will be An Artist Who Paints Her Life With Joy. SLCWC's annual fall fundraiser and auction, benefiting Stonecroft Ministries, will be a special feature to help with your holiday shopping needs. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling (281)980-9670 or via email at Sugar Land Women's Christian Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries

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wearing bright pink knit pants, with a matching blouse that had a bright pink background with blocks in various colors covering it. She is about 5'8"and about 150 to 160 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Bend Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS. Information leading to the apprehension or conviction of these suspects could earn a reward of up to $5,000. Tips also can be submitted online at www. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.


bottom. The solution for them was to give each employee the same $1,425 raise beginning October 1. Councilman Robert Sorbet, a Salary Committee member explained, "It costs every employee the same amount of money to buy a tank of gas to get to work." Additional merit raises will follow for most after a more thorough evaluation can be conducted. Councilman Sorbet said the salary committee is "intent to work as diligently as possible so not to delay" future compensation. To date, the City of Stafford has never laid-off one employee. Some new expenditures for the City include: $567K for structural repairs to the Stafford Civic Center, built in 1986. Updates to the pool, IT department, SMETV, and a new Comprehensive Development plan to aid the City's move into the future. The Council thanked and recognized each other's professionalism during "this difficult process." Mayor Scarcella thanked each of his department heads individually, and added that, "Without Karen Austin (Director of Finance) this wouldn't have been possible. She did an outstanding job serving the citizens of Stafford."



dress with spaghetti straps and light-colored sandals. Suspect No. 2 is a black female, 18 to 22 years of age with almost waste-length hair, which may be extensions. She was wearing a light blue knit dress covered by a white long, thin sweater. She was carrying a white handbag and had lightcolored sandals. She is about 5'5" and weighs about 120 pounds. Suspect No. 3 is a black female between the ages of 22 to 27. She has shoulderlength black hair and was

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Free SAT practice tests offered at libraries Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free practice SAT-test sessions at two branches of Fort Bend County Libraries – the University Branch Library and the Missouri City Branch Library -- on Saturday, October 12, from 10:00 am to 2:15 pm, in the Meeting Rooms of the libraries. Students will take a fulllength practice SAT test to gain experience and become better prepared for the actual test. The SAT is used by U.S. colleges to determine admissions and to award scholarships and grants. The test is three hours and


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RIVERSTONE - A spectacular stucco & stone Westport designed home offers private study; island kitchen w/granite & SS appliances; 1st flr owner’s retreat+ 2nd bedrm down; game rm; theater rm; pool/spa; summer kitchen; much more! Zoned to excellent schools. 5 bedrms/5.1 ba/3A $1,225,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4CA)

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SWEETWATER - Situated on 16th Fairway of Golf Course, Fuqua Designed Home Features Custom Wood Mantal from 1800’s Oregon Railway in Family Rm; Private Study; Double Crown Molding; Wood & Travertine; Granite; 2 Bedrms Down; All Bedrms w/ Private Baths; Lady’s Retreat; Game Rm; Expansion Storage; Pool/Spa. $1,570,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (38CH)

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FIRST COLONY - Custom designed 2-story home situated on corner lot offers cast iron front dr; marble & tile flrs; brkfst area, music rm, & family rm w/3-way f/p; island kit w/granite & SS appls; master bath w/heated flrs; private study with f/p; game rm+media; covered patio; pool; man’s summer kit cove. Zoned to Clements! $699,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3135HI)


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ALKIRE LAKE - Beautiful 3 acres waterfront property w/great trees, gazebo and deck. Desirable Alkire Lake Community w/easy access to Hwy 90A and 59 Fwy. $1,650,000. Call Anna Lee (832)656-5711 (602AL)

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FIRST COLONY - Classic Newmark designed home offers both formals + family rm, upgraded neutral carpet, huge game rm, his & her closets in master bath, oversized backyard, and zoned to excellent schools! 5/3.1/2D. $399,990. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3203SM)

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QUAIL VALLEY LA QUINTA Great one story in Quail Valley. Huge yard on the golf course. Golf cart garage. 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, covered back porch. Updated baths & kitchen, formals plus den. Cedar closet. Replaced roof, ac, heat, windows, flooring, hardware. Don’t pass it up!! $194,500. (2231WI)




Condo in the medical center. 2/1. Ready for renovation, all has been removed for you to make it your own. Upstairs corner unit walking distance to the dental school. $39,000 (8055CA)




Custom Perry over 5300 sf. Hardwoods, tile with granite inlay, gourmet custom island kitchen, lighting, master wing with retreat & exercise room, 3 car gated auto court, media room, gameroom, 2-story entry & family room, covered patio, new freeway access, oversized lot, ready to sell, home warranty. $485,000. Also for lease at $4300 with maid service, lawn service included (9106ST)








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S 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)

WM LUSK • Country property with no restrictions, atv, horses ok. Country living, four bedroom home is on 1.66 Acres and is ready to move in condition. Oversized kitchen spacious living area, excellent for entertaining, master with three bedrooms. Quiet neighborhood, with quick access to the freeway. A must see! $219,900 (814TO)



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3210 OAKLAND DR. First Colony 5/3.5/3: Custom home w/hardwoods. Kit. boasts granite counters & tumbled stone back splash. Deborah Breuleux $595,000

5839 HORSESHOE FALLS Sienna Plantation 4/2.5/2: Beautiful home on greenbelt lot w/ hardwoods, ceramic tile, and new carpet. Deborah Breuleux $244,900

4119 SUNDANCE HILL LN. Riverstone 3/2.5/2: Patio home with wood flooring. Kitchen offers lrg island and SS appliances. Nell Osborn $448,000

14203 WILLOW MOUNTAIN LN. Brunswick Meadows 3/2/2: mins. from the Medical Center, spacious den, kitchen w/breakfast bar & large pantry. Mike Martin $132,000

2810 CARNOUSTIE DR. Quail Valley 3/2.5/2: recently remodeled home in golf course comm., granite counters, recent flooring & paint. Mike Martin $169,000

646 CLARENDA FALLS DR. New Territory 4+/3.5/2: Stunning home w/ updated kitchen & master bath. Kitchen offers island and more. Nell Osborn $359,000


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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) • 713-416-0791 • email:







Spectacular Trendmaker 1 story,3 car garage,circular drive, HUGE corner lot! Fabulous plan includes impressive entry, 3 full baths,beautiful formal dining,5th bedroom or study,large master suite,plantation shutters and wonderful island kitchen! Open plan,great for entertaining! Slate floors! Unbelievable yard! 24 x 30 extended patio,lush landscaping includes ponds and beautiful trees! Plenty of room for that pool! Exclusive section surrounded by larger homes! Walk to golf course! Hard to find one like this!. $394,900 (9514TA)

What a BEAUTY,and so well maintained! Updated,and located at the end of a private cul-de-sac! Beautiful hardwood floors downstairs! Kitchen with replaced appliances and tile opens to family room with corner fireplace! Fresh interior paint,as well as replaced carpet upstairs! Remodelled master bath with large bedrooms! Hardware throughout replaced as well! Large utility room, walk-in closets,impressive landscaping,and large oak tree in front. What more could you want? $182,500 (827BU)




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Great Perry built home on cul-de-sac.5 bedroom,plus gameroom and study! 3 car garage! Fresh interior paint,granite in large island kitchen with many replaced fixtures and gas cooktop! Wood in living and dining! Large master suite down, with beautiful tile in bath-whirlpool and separate shower! HUGE closet! Fabulous gameroom up,room for pool table and much more! Four large bedrooms with two full baths up! Large study. Golf course community within walking distance to school, park, and GREAT pools! $369,900 (1627FR)



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What a cutie! Updated and ready to go! Granite countertops including baths! Lam. Wood flooring and tile throughout. Spacious living area with high ceilings! Large eat in kitchen. Bedrooms are very spacious as well,with remodelled baths!. Nice fireplace in living area,wood blinds throughout. Covered patio and large backyard! Fence partially replaced. A/C has been replaced as well. Walk to pool and elementary school! Fabulous,sought after First Colony with all the choice schools! This one is ready to go! $149,900 (3411SH)

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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Imperial Sugar Land’s home builders to unveil home designs at community’s first public event After years of careful planning, the public will have the opportunity to visit with Imperial Sugar Land’s home builders for the first time to learn more about the new, luxury patio homes, garden homes, and town homes available for sale in Sugar Land’s new master-planned community. Representatives from Partners In Building, Darling Homes, Sitterle Homes and Trendmaker Homes will present their designs at a “Meet The Builders” event on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. - noon at Constellation Field located on Stadium Drive off Highway 6 just north of Highway 90A. The event is free and open to the public. “This will be a terrific opportunity for those interested in a new, highly amenitized, lowmaintenance home in the heart of Sugar Land,” notes Imperial Sugar Land General Manager Shay Shafie, who will join the home builders at the event to

present an update on the 700+ acre master-planned community. He adds the new homes slated for the master-planned community, which will be available for sale by the end of 2013, are designed to appeal to active empty nesters and busy young professionals interested in a low-maintenance home with state-of-the-art interior features and designs. “It’s difficult to find a new patio, garden-style or townhome in Sugar Land,” he says. “The market for these homes grows every year as new empty nesters who raised their families in the area look for a home that compliments their care-free lifestyle. They are also quite popular with busy young professionals.” Imperial Sugar Land’s first neighborhoods will include 116 patio homes, some with waterfront views, and 27 single and two-story townhomes facing Imperial Boulevard, one of the

community’s signature, tree-lined parkways. Ranging in size from 1,800 – 4,000 square feet, all of the homes will offer custom features, gourmet kitchens, open floor plans, large master suites and outdoor entertaining spaces. A limited number will available in Imperial’s gated,

waterfront neighborhood of Quiet Cove. Details on Imperial Sugar Land’s new patio homes, garden homes and townhomes can be found at www.imperialsugarland. com or “like” the community on Facebook at www.facebook. com/imperialsugarland.

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were the Brotha’s From Anotha Motha (BFAM) Cookers. Every meat they prepared was delicious! When asked about their secret ingredient, Andrew Leeper (AKA Drew Smoke), of the cookers was quick to say they don’t give out their secrets. Pit masters Greg and Kim Holloman were equally as tight-lipped about it. Well it was worth a try! You never know until you ask, right? Their barbecue was well worth asking about too. Its The Pitts cookers showcased their barbecue quail along with other smoked From Anotha’ Motha’ Cookers tent shown are guests Tammie Self, masterpieces. All were excellent Denise Monroe, Sheryl Sklar, T.J. Callahan (cook-off judge), Dr. Rick of course! As with the BFAM Croft (cook-off judge), and Alicia Klosowsky. cookers, guests enjoyed live bands, open bar, and great hospitality. If you have never been to a barbecue cook-off, it is Winding up the search for the Callahan and Dr. Rick Croft, the epitome of Texas hospitality, best barbecue in the bend, I have state that barbecue can vary a smoking’ good time! to say the absolute best barbecue widely based on appearance of the smoke ring, tenderness, For more pictures of the to be had was at the Fort Bend whether it falls off the bone or County Fair Barbecue Cookcook-off, see the Fort Bend clings to the bone, sweetness, Foodie column on our website Off this past weekend. Always saltiness, smoothness of flavor; a fun event, this year was no at exception. A room full of judges how full-bodied the flavor is If you have a favorite recipe tasting ribs, brisket, sausage, and without bitter tastes of a dry you would like to share, please mix or even lighter fluid. submit to denise@fortbendstar. chicken would attest to that! Joining in the competition com for consideration. Two of the judges, T.J.

Fort Bend’s two premier master-planned communities, Sienna Plantation and Riverstone, separated by a waterway since their inception, will be connected by year end when work crews complete a bridge over the Flat Bank Creek Diversion Channel. Currently under construction, the bridge will connect Sienna Springs Road in Sienna Plantation to LJ Parkway in Riverstone, thereby creating a ‘back door’ to both communities and an alternative to Highway 6. “Residents of both communities are going to enjoy this new accessibility between Sienna Plantation and Riverstone,” notes Alvin San Miguel, vice president and general manager of Sienna Plantation. The bridge also will provide another route to the Fort Bend

The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Star Spangled Spectacular event produced by the City of Sugar Land during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held Sept. 16. The City was honored with a Gold Medal Award for best new event. The City also came home with six other awards in and the Dallas team. On land, the prestigious competition. The the audience can enjoy other City of Sugar Land won in festival activities such as the the following categories: Asian cuisine, colorful arts and • Best New Event – crafts, children’s activities, and Star Spangled Spectacular cultural performance, which • Best Printed Material – include Chinese lion dancing, Star Spangled Spectacular martial arts demonstrations, • Best Printed Material belly dancing, and many - Eggstravaganza other performances focusing • Best Company Image Piece on Asian traditions. – Star Spangled Spectacular This free, family event • Best Emergency will have a corporate, youth, Preparedness Plan for breast cancer survivors, an Event – New Year’s community and competitive Eve on the Square teams flying the dragon in • Best Sponsor Followthe waters of Brooks Lake at up Report – New Year’s Fluor Campus in Sugar Land. Eve on the Square If you are interested in joining • Best TV Promotion – them this year or would like Memorial Day Ceremony more information please contact “It’s definitely an honor Eve Marie Ruhlman at director@ to accept the gold award for or visit Best New Event for the City’s Star Spangled Spectacular,”

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earlier this year to connect Highway 6 to U.S. 59. The parkway is named after Larry Johnson, founder of The Johnson Development Corp., one of Houston’s most noted master-planned community developers.

Construction continues on a bridge over the Flat Bank Creek Diversion Channel which upon completion will connect the Fort Bend masterplanned communities of Sienna Plantation and Riverstone.

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For the first time ever, the Flying KLM Airlines Dragon Boats, the official team from the Netherlands will participate in the 10th Annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta, October 19-20, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Brooks Lake @ Fluor Campus in Sugar Land. The Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta is one of two events hosted by the Texas Dragon Boat Association’s which promotes the tradition of dragon boating and increases awareness of Asian and Asian

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Popular American music to be showcased in season-opener Popular music by famous American composers George Gershwin and Aaron Copland awaits concertgoers as the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra raises the curtain on its 22nd season on Sunday, Oct. 20. The 2 p.m. concert at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, also features the talented student winners from the 2013 Houston Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition. American Showcase I includes Copland’s Down a Country Lane, a composition originally commissioned and published by Life magazine to offer

piano students quality music. It has since been transcribed for orchestra. Also on the program is Morton Gould’s Revival: Fantasy on Six Spirituals. Besides the music of these late composers, FBSO will perform works from living American composers. Savannah River Holiday by Dr. Ron Nelson contrasts the power and serenity of this major river. Also featured are works by Dr. Robert Nelson of Houston and Dr. Monte Keene Pishny-Floyd of Saskatchewan, Canada. “People often think of the 4th of July when it comes to

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Editor’s note: Fort Bend Community Calendar are for non-profit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s”: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. e-mail: or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477. Career Employment Fair HCC Southwest welcomes you to this community event with Ron Reynolds – State Rep. Dist. 27, as featured speaker, Tuesday, Oct. 8, HCC Missouri City Campus, 5855 Sienna Springs Way, Missouri City,10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Become a FBISD Mentor Fort Bend ISD is recruiting volunteer mentors to meet with students from all grade levels for 30 minutes to one hour each week. Interested individuals who have a desire to help students be successful are invited to attend a one hour training session on October 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Board Room at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information, call 281-634-1112.


Foster Care informational meeting Family to Family Adoptions needs foster care families in the Fort Bend area. This organization will hold an informational meeting Oct. 10, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., 1000 Austin St., Suite B, Richmond.You will learn what foster care is; what foster parents do; & what are requirements to be a foster parent. For more info 281-342-4042. 2013 Healthcare Expo & Network Nites Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce to host event Thursday, Oct, 10, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Memorial Hermann, 17500 W. Grand Parkway S., Sugar Land. For more info www,


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“ABC’s of Winter Season Tree & Shrub Care” Learn how to care for your valuable trees and shrubs during the cool fall and winter months. Paul Wierzbicki, Horticulturist, Missouri City Parks & Recreation Department is guest speaker will speak on the “ABC’s of Winter Season Tree & Shrub Care.” The public is invited to this free program hosted by the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road in Rosenberg. Social 6:30 pm; program 7:00 – 8:00 pm. For more info call 281.633.7033 or visit


St. Martin’s Coffee House St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 1123 Burney Rd., Sugar Land to host a free night of entertainment (music, comedy skits, trivia, poetry, & more). Free to anyone. Childcare provided. Sign up at or call 713-859-5104 if you would like to take the stage. Spirit of Freedom Women hosts David Walls The Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club will host Texas Values Director of Operations, David Walls, Friday, October 18, Sugar Creek Baptist Church Chapel, 13213 SW Freeway, Sugar Land, 11 am to 1 pm. An RSVP is requested for those who plan to eat or just attend the meeting for a head count. Meet and greet starts at 11:00 am and the meeting will begin promptly at 11:30 am. To RSVP email info@spiritoffreedomwomen. com or call or text her at 281-543-3195. For upcoming meetings or more information visit or email Debbie Fancher at

anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Al-Anon Support Group Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Jill 281-416-9005. Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-2774989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana:


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 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


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 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 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 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 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

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Don’t miss “My Son Pinocchio” at Fort Bend Theatre now through Oct. 13 Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the Toy Shop to discover what makes the "perfect child" in Fort Bend Theatre’s delightful production My Son Pinocchio. Shows run Saturday and Sundays at 3 pm, now thru October 13 at 2815 N. Main Street in Stafford. This family-friendly musical is a magical mix of heartwarming fairytale and action-packed adventure. Follow Pinocchio's journey from an awkward

wooden puppet to a real, live boy and be charmed by Geppetto's transformation from demanding creator to a real, live father. Aided by the compelling score of Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz of Wicked fame, this contemporary rendering still maintains the beloved classics "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I’ve Got No Strings" and is one you won’t want to miss! Tickets for adults or children remain only $9 and

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2nd Annual Dew House Ghost Toast Series: "When there's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?" Ghost Toasters!!! Gearing up for their 2nd Annual Ghost Toast Weekends this October, DeWalt Heritage Center (Dew House) Docents got an eerie earful from James Bowling and the SLPRG (Sugar Land Paranormal Research Group) at their September Meeting. Gather together a group of friends and enjoy a Ghost Toast at the Historic Dew House (DeWalt Heritage Shown is the photo of SLPRG Sound Screen with photos of Dew Center) this October for a Brothers hovering in the background taken by new docent Christy cozy evening with the spirits Kroboth. of past DeWalt residents!

Ghost Toast dates are October 18, 19, 20th and Friday October 25th & Sunday October 27. Each evening begins at 6:30 and is limited to twelve guests. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. You and your guests will gather to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and raise a "toast" to the resident spirits as a brief history of Dew House is shared. A room by room tour will allow you to visit with the spirits "face to face," which promises to be fun, educational and "spirited." Prepaid reservations will be required. For reservations contact the Fort Bend Museum at 281-342-1256 or email

Kempner High School student receives Award of Bravery Ben Nguyen, a Kempner High School sophomore and member of Boy Scout Troop 911-Sugar Land, was honored with an Award of Bravery from the Sam Houston Area Council in recognition of his immediate response to assisting his grandmother during an emergency. Nguyen treated his grandmother for shock after she lost consciousness at a family dinner.

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