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Fleming also voted in both Republican and Democratic primaries in the same year At first glance we thought it was a misprint but have since After learning last week that verified with the Fort Bend Republican candidate Bruce County Elections Office that in Fleming, who is running for 2008 Fleming first voted in the Pct. 1 County Commissioner, Democratic primary, but later, in had voted in the general election that same election cycle, voted in in both his home state of the Republican primary run-off. Pennsylvania and in Texas for Fleming was first recruited the past three elections (2006, to be a precinct chair by then 2008, and 2010), this reporter FB County Republican Party has verified that Fleming voted Chairman Rick Miller. The in BOTH the Republican and Republican party didn’t have Democratic Primaries in 2008 in a committee in place to check Fort Bend County! the people who wanted to be precinct chairs, so Miller simply appointed him. Before a year Republicans had passed, Miller created a try to hold made-up honor that had never bestowed before, naming illegal meeting been Fleming “Precinct Chair of the

Year.” Miller, next, reportedly recruited Fleming to run for the Pct. 1 County Commissioner seat which pays approximately $100,000 per year plus expenses, insurance, and retirement. Miller himself soon vacated his Chairman position to become a candidate for State Representative, in an effort to replace the retiring Charlie Howard. Miller faces Democratic candidate, Vy Nguyen. Fleming is challenging the popular Democratic commissioner of precinct 1, Photo by Susan Sternberg Richard Morrison. Morrison, Outstanding high school marching bands from throughout Louisiana and Texas competed in one of the who is an attorney, has previously nation’s most prominent marching band championships, Music for All’s Bands of America (BOA) Regional challenged Tom DeLay for U.S. Championship. The Stephen F. Austin High Marching Band and Angels Dance Team captured recognition in the competition again. The Stephen F. Austin High Marching Band and Angels Dance Team was the FLEMING, continued on page 11 only FBISD band to make Finals. Shown is the Stephen F. Austin High Marching Band and Angels Dance Team. The Stephen F. Austin High Marching Band and Angels Dance Team will now fine tune their show By B.K. Carter entitled “Coming Into the Light” as they prepare to head to UIL competitions and the BOA Super Regional The Republicans held Championships on November 3 in San Antonio. a meeting last week for finished, however, the bulk of By Karen Daniels candidates and elected officials the outstanding work will be to discuss the Fleming situation The Stafford MSD school completed during the summer (See story elsewhere in this bond project has shown a of 2013, before doors reopen in newspaper). The meeting commitment for transparency August. was scheduled to be held in a since it's inception. At last week's Mr. Peoples, the District's justice of the peace courtroom City Council meeting, Dr. Hindt, construction manager, showed within eyesight of the new Superintendent of Stafford MSD, pictures of the progress to the (HYA), a national firm that position immediately. Long By Betsy Dolan Justice Center in Richmond. updated Councilmembers and Board. The new canopy for specializes in superintendent time Assistant Superintendent As the meeting began and the Mayor on the progress of the intermediate school; the Finding a superintendent searches, to assist in the hunt Mike McKie was appointed Party Chair Mike Gibson the $49.9 million dollar ongoing structure of 24 classrooms for for a school district takes a for a new superintendent. Interim Superintendent. realized that "Fort Bend Star" construction for the District. the elementary school, the nearly massive effort, and Fort Bend In July, the board amended The BOT interviewed three reporter LeaAnne Klentzman Currently, $23,635 million completed "red gym" in the high ISD has taken a step toward Superintendent Dr. Timothy firms and ultimately decided was in their mist, instead of has been spent with $26,274 school. The Margaret Havens finding theirs by hiring a firm Jenney's contract allowing him on HYA because of their offering her a welcome, Gibson million remaining in the bond. Library and Media Center, named to start the search. The Board to retire in January. Jenney had track record of community asked her to leave. So far 47% of the work has been after Mayor Scarcella's mother of Trustees(BOT) voted 6-0 to enough sick leave and vacation involvement in the search The" Star" reporter who was a life-long educator and hire Hazard, Young & Attea days to allow him to depart the process, their focus on respectfully declined to leave, school board member, is being diversity and the addition of pointing out that the meeting completely rebuilt. The library a retired superintendent from was for elected officials and will include the College Center Cy-Fair ISD who will help was being held in a public and be accessible to residents of in Fort Bend ISD's search. building at a cost to the Stafford after school hours. "Adding the Cy-Fair ISD taxpayers. The field house has been What Stafford police spokesman superintendent is a big strength," By LeaAnne Klentzman After the reporter refused to completed; the new drainage Raphael Virata did say was said Trustee Dave Rosenthal. leave, the county chair, Mike system installed. Mayor Scarcella Police are declining to release that officers were called to "A lot of the growing pains Giblson declared, “Well, we’ll gave credit to City Engineer, any names in the officer involved investigate a drive by shooting we're going through now, they just leave.” During the time shooting that occurred early on Glen Meadow Street Sunday, went through five years ago." SMSD, continued on page 11 Gibson was trying to get the Sunday morning in Stafford. October 13 about 2:40 a.m. FBISD, continued on page 11 reporter to leave, Fort Bend When officers arrived on County Clerk Diane Wilson the scene things degenerated said to Gibson, “Mike, we,” to a SWAT standoff as officers indicating District Clerk Annie tried to remove people from the Rebecca Elliott, Tax Assessor house. After a couple of hours, Patsy Schultz, State District the scene was secured and police Judge James (Jim) Shoemake, attempted to locate praters and By LeaAnne Klentzman and Precinct 1 Constable AJ take statements. Police were Dorr, “are all comfortable with Sugar Land police are looking also searching for guests of the Recently the media being present.” for two men who robbed the party who had fled the scene. a man was Gibson was clearly unhappy Hallmark Store, 15233 Southwest Virata said, “At approximately convicted of because he said they might Freeway, on Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. 6:10 a.m., as officers were shoplifting discuss issues that were not The men approached a counter attempting to interview potential over at Macy’s CRIMINAL OF THE WEEK for the public,  whereupon he to pay for a card, waited for witnesses that had returned to the in 2010. stalked off and the officials the register to open and told scene, officers were approached Took 2 years to get before slinked off to meet at a employees they were armed. by a 20 year old male driving a jury on a $248.95 theft lawyer’s office nearby. So They took money from the cash a 1998 Ford Expedition.” case, however that’s a whole the group abandoned the register and merchandise from During the incident police ‘nother story. taxpayers’ complex and drove a display rack before leaving in witnessed the driver of the Story is this mullet was around the corner to a local a white Toyota Corolla.  There Expedition driving through wandering through the store lawyer’s office.  Judging from were no weapons displayed, the area. After the scene tote’n his toddler and drag’n the pile of cars parked in the and no one was injured. was secured, the Expedition his baby’s momma....is that driveway, the yard and along The first suspect was a heavydriver made another family values or what – the street, the Republicans held set man with dark skin, about 6 round, stopping and asking taking the baby to loot the another secret meeting about feet tall and 40-45 years old. He Shown are two of the suspects as they enter the Hallmark store in Sugar officers what had happened, store! the “Fleming situation.”  land which they later robbed. ANOTHER, continued on page 11 By B.K. Carter

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Another case of those lying eyes!

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checking driver’s licenses against a list on a clipboard. Whooo. Serial lurking with me was candidate Rick Miller who couldn’t get in either seeing as how he is no longer a precinct chair. This is one of the few times when precinct chairs have any rank so most of them were present. I’ve heard it took them from 7 pm to 9pm to write a press release explaining their feelings about their candidate Fleming. I wonder what they will say because, I guess as punishment or something, they haven’t sent me a copy of the press release yet, and it’s my deadline. Oh, well, I guess we’ll have to drop the other shoe and release a copy of the Petition for Emergency Relief from Abuse filed by Fleming’s wife. More about that next week. According to my sources, the party asked Fleming for

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Movie Under The Moon Bring your family to the Plaza, Sat., Oct. 20, 8-10 p.m., to enjoy a free Movie Under The Moon! Don’t forget your lawn chairs! PLEX-TSMI 2012 Fall Festival This fall festival will be held Saturday, October 20, 11:30 a.m. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 to 2:30 p.m., 7830 West Grand Pretty In Pink Parkway South, Richmond. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Obstacle courses, bouncy house, and the Fort Bend Junior Service food & raffle prizes, vendor giveLeague have partnered to present aways, trick or treating, Houston Pretty In Pink – Town Square, Rockets dancers & mascot Fri., Oct. 19, 6-10 p.m., a charity “Clutch”, professional athletics. For event benefitting Fort Bend resi- more information 281-499-7539 or dents in the fight against cancer. www.grandparkwaycommunity. All of the donations collected at com. the event will stay in the Fort Bend SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 Adult Discussion Group community to assist patients with the personal costs associated with Impact of the Citizens United Decision: Money and Campaigns– cancer treatment. 9-10 AM, Thoreau UUC, 3945 Needville Harvest Festival The 29th Annual Needville Greenbriar Suite D/E, Stafford. Harvest Festival, Harvest Park, Website: tuuc.org, Phone: 3001 Violet St., Needville, will 281.277.8882 MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 be held Friday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m.midnight & Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 Brightwater Garden Club Meets a.m. – midnight. Fun for the entire The Brightwater Garden Club is family. Live entertainment, food, meeting on Monday, October 22, at arts & crafts, kids zone, fun run, 6:30 pm, Brightwater Clubhouse, raffle, much, much, more! For 2410 Brightwater Drive, Missouri more information call 979-793- City. Cindy Bowers from The Enchanted Forest will speak 4030. on Herbs for All Seasons. For SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 more information, call President Annual Concours Betty Grant at 281-261-5913 or D’Elegance Show Jaguar Club of Houston’s annu- Membership Chair, Diane Giltner al Concours D’Elegance Show. at 281-499-0695. Come out to Town Square and see TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 Swap-a-Book Night a great selection of new and classic Jaguars on display in the Plaza The Friends of the Missouri City Branch Library will host a “SwapSat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. a-Book Night” Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Meeting Room, 1530 Texas Parkway. Members — and anyone who is interested in learning more about the Friends of the Missouri City Branch Library are encouraged to bring a copy of their favorite book to swap with someone else. For more information, call the branch library at 281238-2100. Learn how to dye yarn People who enjoy knitting or crocheting, but who have a hard time finding the right color of yarn, may be interested in attending a craft class on “How to Dye Yarn” at Sugar Land Branch Library on Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Meeting Room of the library, 550 Eldridge. The program is free and open to the public, seating is limited, and reservations are required. Register by calling the library at 281-238-2140, or by visiting the library. “Friends Book Swap” The Missouri City Friends of the Library will celebrate National Friends of the Library Week with a “Friends’ Book Swap”, Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 P.M. in the library meeting room. Come and bring your favorite book to get another great one. Intro computer class in Spanish Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a free, intro computer class, “Computers 101 for Spanish-Speaking Adults,” Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 pm, Conference Room. The class will be repeated on Wednesday, October 24, beginning at 10:00 am, in the same place. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations are required. Participants may register by calling the library at 281-238-2100. Friday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. -4 p.m., and Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m.- 2 p.m. Most are $ .501.00. Special books, such as autographed or out-of- date copies are slightly more expensive. For more information contact friendsofsiennabranchlibrary@yahoo.com.

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the $10,000 they gave him as a campaign contribution and he told them nothing doing as he was going to hit the ground running on Monday morning. This from a man who hasn’t hit a lick at a snake in some time and can’t seem to explain where he works. The party also gave Rick Miller $5,000 and Kris Allfrey (running against Ron Reynolds) $7,500. When the other candidates asked for money, they were either refused or told the party was out of money. Yet according to their filing with the State Ethics Commission, they were sitting on a bank account healthy enough to rent the Skeeters ball park for their victory celebration. So I guess all these hardworking elected officials have received a strong message from their party. If you are the darling of a small clique, made up mostly of Mike Gibson and Rick Miller, you will get

money. But if not, zip, zero, zilch, nada. I can’t imagine tried and true vote-getters being treated that way by their very own party. I can see helping out those running for office the first time, but I can’t see completely ignoring the others. If you treated a Democrat like that, they would meet you in the parking lot with their fist balled up. I used to be a Republican, but they treated me so shabbily that I turned against them. I still like some of their elected officials. There are many who work hard and are good at their jobs. But I would not give you a plugged nickel (as my daddy used to say) for some of the party’s political leaders. B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar. com. Follow Bev on Twitter. Search for BevsBurner.

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How to download eBooks to Kindles Fort Bend County Libraries will present an introductory program, “Krazy About Kindles,” on Wednesday, October 24, beginning at 10:00 am, in Room 2B at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.The program is free and open to the public. For more

info call 281-341-2677. AARP Chapter 4075 meets This Sugar Land AARP Chapter will meet Wed., Oct. 24, 1 p.m., the T.E.Harman Center, 224 Matlage Way. Cards & games at 10 a.m. Bell Benson from Sugar Land Heritage Society, guest speaker. Bring nonperishable food items for Food Bank. Info? 281-494-2600

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Young Professionals Halloween Bash The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance’s Young Professionals Division is presenting its fourth annual Halloween Bash October 25, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fort Bend Toyota, 20465 Southwest Freeway, will feature free food and beverages, a haunted house, an iPad raffle, a costume contest, a canned food drive and the Bud Light Girls. The canned food drive will benefit the Fort Bend County Women’s Center.The party is open to anyone 21 years old or older – no exceptions. Costumes are encouraged but not required for admittance. For more information call 281-3425464. Computers 101 and Mouse Practice Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, will present a free, introductory computer class, “Computers 101 and Mouse Practice,” Thursday, October 25, 9:15 am, in the Tech Center. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations are required. Participants may register by calling the library at 281238-2140, or by visiting the library. Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors holds annual fundraising luncheon On Thursday, October 25, at Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest, Houston. Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors will be hold their annual fundraising luncheon – for scholarships to students of Fort Bend. The theme will be “The Oscars” so dress up if you wish, in your glitzy glamorous outfits! Open to FBFN members and nonmembers, See website, www.fbfn. org for ticket details. Fort Bend Storytellers “An Evening of Halloween Stories”. Fort Bend Storytellers is a group, specifically for those who enjoy listening to stories being told or who enjoy telling stories or spinning a yarn. They meet on the 4th Thursday of each month. Public is welcome. It’s FREE. University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., (UH/WCJC campus) Sugar

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Pumpkin Bumper Crop The front yard of Sugar Land Methodist’s Education Center has turned orange, seemingly overnight. It’s the arrival of the pumpkins!The pumpkins will be for sale now through October 31 (or until supplies last). Sale hours are 10:00 am until dusk. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Youth Choir, One Voice. The church is located at 431 Eldridge Road, just north of Highway 90-A. Imperial Arts new location Imperial Arts has a new location underway, although still under construction and located in Historic Downtown Rosenberg, they are in need of volunteers for the following when their new Center for the Arts, opening in mid-Nov. 2012: Guides/ docents; box office; ushers; program valets, film night volunteers & children’s art/ community activity volunteers. If you are interested call 832-278-9763. Sugar Land Rotary Become a Rotarian! Sugar Land Rotary meets every Wednesday @ 12:00 noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Contact Bill Griffin 832-724-3323, bill_griffin@bmc. com. 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. Sugar Land Morning Exchange Club The Sugar Land Morning Exchange Club 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

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were not notified that monies were available and going to be distributed; and, (2) some have been denied monies. This was a no-brainer for Gibson and he has impacted his leadership credibility. The party chair needs By Barbara J. Carlson to remain unbiased. Republicans across the County (both candidates and constituents) Ethics ignored…When will we learn? are not happy with how the monies were disproportionately As the world watched the if Miller had previous knowledge distributed. In all fairness, Alfrey Vice Presidential debate last and return the $10,000 and all was not contacted beforehand week, the bizarre behavior donor contributions—whether but heard Miller bragging as to of the man who now stands spent or not at this juncture. the monies he was receiving and “only a heartbeat away from It is critical that we get to the so reached out for a donation. the presidency” unfolded. bottom of this immediately Some Republicans have The smirks, interruptions and so that other innocent, ethical questioned: Why did Fleming downright lies uttered from Republican elected officials and receive $10,000 and did Gibson Biden were a grotesque national candidates’ races are not affected know of Fleming’s alleged illegal embarrassment. Frankly, by one thug who chose to play activity? “A commissioner’s this week’s column isn’t all of us. This is inexcusable race is awarded $10,000. Are worth the time to research if behavior and we, as a party, you kidding?” one Republican Democratic Political Advisor, should exhibit zero tolerance to questioned. So, for all who Hank Sheinkopf, reiterated such illegal activity. Period. stood out in almost 100-degree that Biden “swept it,” or if Dr. It is also critical that Miller Jeffrey Gardere’s comments comes clean as to his knowledge, were “I don’t think there if any, of Fleming’s voting were any winners there… record. And if so, why didn’t he They were trying to give disclose this immediately when the sense of being honest.” the Republican Party had the If only a muzzle had been opportunity to get Fleming’s handy and we fast forwarded name off of the ballot? Many Methodist Sugar Land to Ryan’s powerful closing. Republicans have voiced that if Hospital is launching a new This week is much more Miller was aware beforehand, community resource directory, pressing on a local level. I have he needs to step down. This designed to provide residents been inundated with a barrage is not the time for the whisper of Fort Bend and surrounding of very upset Republican campaign messages to begin areas with information about constituents and candidates as and to be name calling people support groups, charitable to the Bruce Fleming debacle. across the community as “not organizations and other But the issues go much deeper being a very good Christian.” providers of important than Fleming’s alleged illegal The crisis doesn’t stop there. health and human services. voting record. My heart sank Mike Gibson is in quite a pickle The directory, available as I opened Steve Munisteri’s and has some serious explaining online by visiting MethodistSugarLand.com and mailer on Friday, asking for a to do. After the Executive donation to help “protect our Committee almost unanimously clicking on the Community Support Groups button, is Republican candidates from voted against both PACs being the result of an extensive the specter of voter fraud.” created back on August 23 (for Rick Miller is standing behind candidate distribution), my heart effort by the hospital’s Spiritual Care and Values Fleming. Fleming suffered sank when Gibson flippantly Integration Department. from cancer—not dementia stated that “The Executive Associate Staff Chaplain or Alzheimer’s. Every ethical Committee is a PAC,” and that Nancy Penney led the project, elected official and candidate it was a nonissue because there meeting with area clergy and should be distancing themselves was no money in the bank to non-profit representatives from Fleming, wanting no part of distribute monies to candidates. to collect information this inexcusable alleged criminal Before the Fleming debacle on relevant services and behavior. As Republicans have surfaced, three checks were cut develop the directory. questioned, “Why would Miller to candidates: (1) Rick Miller Penney said the resource want to stand behind Fleming $5,000; (2) Kris Alfrey - $7,500; at this point? It makes no and, none other than, (3) Bruce list will provide a number of long-term benefits to the logical sense,” and, “Is Miller Fleming - $10,000. Not only community, including: setting the stage for what might had monies suddenly appeared • Affirming the pastoral care come out about him and that but the monies were now already being offered by area he did know about Fleming’s disproportionately distributed. criminal activity, not disclosing Gibson says that every candidate churches, temples, synagogues and community organizations it immediately”? It is critical that was notified. Candidates across • Providing a "one-stop Fleming comes clean, discloses the County claim that (1) they

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weather for two weeks before the primary, your efforts were not sufficient to merit the party’s contribution to your campaign. The drama doesn’t stop there. In speaking with Gibson, he bragged that the party has now hired the person to work the campaign headquarters until election (that the party is paying a salary)—to none other than a staffer from Congressman Olson’s camp and that “Olson is more than happy to have Matt mapping out the block walking for the County.” So while Gibson’s wife stood up at the Executive Committee meeting on August 23 and said that they had many qualified candidates to fill this position, Olson’s guy is put in place. “A serious conflict of interest here?” some Republicans have questioned. Sadly, as many of us fought for unwavering ethics for the

County, the Establishment has stomped on solid Conservative ethics once again. An “emergency Federal PAC has been created,” Gibson stated. Monies that were contributed at Congressman Olson’s home for the party’s fundraiser last week (which ironically was not on the party’s calendar and was not thoroughly explained beforehand) must be distributed to federal candidates. So for donors who contributed, hoping that monies could now go to state/local races, these monies will not help the innocent candidates who were purposefully ignored, as the Federal PAC doesn’t allow such. And the “Establishment” is still confused as to why so many are so angry with the Republican [Establishment] Party? This behavior is what would make our greatest

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mentor, President Ronald Reagan, roll over in his grave. As we all remember, it took this historic leader three attempts to conquer the Establishment who despised Reagan and didn’t want him to lead our country out of Carter’s economic mess. Reagan, like most of us, was also a member of the Moralistic Political Culture—where ethics ALWAYS comes first—even before party. We have strayed so far from this type of leadership. Don’t we want to be the party of unwavering ethics, always standing for what’s right for our community and country? This smells worse than the Lois Flower. It is time that we get our act together and do what’s right and lead properly for the survival of our country. For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@ FortBendBusinessJournal.com.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital launches online directory of Fort Bend support groups and service organizations

Bill Bross, Director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration, Nancy Penney, Associate Staff Chaplain and Craig Butler, Senior Staff Chaplain. shop" for area residents to find the information and help they need • Allowing area groups to reach out to new participants who are in need of support or assistance “People often turn to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for information or assistance

because they know us and trust us,” said Bill Bross, Director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration. “And while the hospital provides a number of support services related to grief and dealing with illness, we recognize there are also tremendous resources available throughout the community.

Caring for the spirit is central to health and healing, and this is one way we can extend our department’s efforts beyond the hospital walls.” To add an organization or group to the directory, contact Associate Staff Chaplain Nancy Penney at NePenney@tmhs.org.

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Target Stores targeted by serial thief Sugar Land police are looking for a man who has stolen computer hard drives and radar detectors from numerous Target stores throughout Fort Bend and Harris County. More than $750 in merchandise has been stolen from a Target store, 16300 Southwest Freeway, in Sugar Land during six separate incidents. These crimes occurred on June 6 at 5:35 p.m., June 13 at 3:45 p.m., June 18 at 3:46 p.m., June 23 at 10 a.m., June 29 at 3 p.m. and July 10 at 12:32 p.m. The Sugar Land thefts were all discovered on surveillance video after the crimes occurred. In each incident, the man placed electronics in a basket and later left the store without any visible merchandise. Empty merchandise packages are later found in the store. The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s, with a thin

build, light brown or dark blond hair and square-framed glasses. He often wears a baseball cap, shirts with collars, khaki shorts and brown flip flop sandals. A female has been seen on surveillance video dropping the man off and picking him up in a dark green Chevrolet

Cavalier. She is described as a white female in her 20s with a thin build and brown hair. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).

Medicare Workshop-it’s not a Baptist thing - Part 2 Tuesday, October 23 - Sugar Creek Baptist Church What started out as a way to help unravel the maze of Medicare has turned into a mission for native Houstonian Toni King. The “Medicare rules are changing all the time and I talk to people who have master’s degrees and don’t understand the rules!!” King explains. Self taught from experience, on the job training and continued research, local Medicare guru Toni King helps people, “particularly those who are totally confused and scared they will make a wrong decision, a decision that may affect them for life” understand their Medicare and what their options include. “Medicare is not a Baptist thing!”, she said, referring to

the site of the workshop at have to help or need to make Sugar Creek Baptist Church, decisions for their parents “This is an American thing or elderly relatives, this is because Medicare does not what is her life’s Mission”. care if you are Republican Toni’s Confused about or Democrat, speak English, Medicare workshops answer Spanish or Polish, married or questions such as “Medicare single, or came from “Mars”… Part D and the donut hole”… Medicare affects everyone the prescription money pit, the same way!! The rules are what is difference between the same for everyone!” “Original or Traditional” King, senior advocate, Medicare, a Medicare columnist, and author, has supplement or Medicare Part written 3 books on the subject C (an Advantage Plan)”. of Medicare. “My second These questions and many book turned from writing and more will be answered at the selling a book to a “Mission”. Confused about Medicare A close friend of my family, Workshop to be held at Marvin Zindler, told me ‘there Sugar Creek Baptist Churchare two groups that cannot Chapel, 13213 Southwest defend themselves and need Frwy, Sugar Land, TX help…Kids and the Elderly.” 77478 on Tuesday, October “Marvin is no longer with us 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The and someone has to step up presentation is free of charge to the plate and I’m doing and open to the public. RSVP just that.” declares King, by calling 832/800-4674. who has given Medicare For those who cannot attend workshops throughout Texas the Medicare workshop and and the Southeastern U.S. have questions, Toni King can Whether it is “boomers, who be reached at 832/519-TONI By Karen Daniels are coming of Medicare age, (8664) or by email at toni@ One of the benefits to being a those already on Medicare, tonisays.com. Visit Toni’s municipal school district is that or the adult children who website www.tonisays.com. the City of Stafford can legally provide funding for programs. A great program being offered rayer ist to Juniors at Stafford High School is the SAT prep course. LCpl. Brad Robideaux, USMC The first 75 students to place a Darren Glynn, civilian contractor PFC Kent Finley, 1st Cavalry Corporal Jarrod Wayman, USMC $50 deposit (this money will be Sgt. Simon Gutierrez, USMC Ens. Leslie Ward, USN refunded upon completion of LCpl. Chris White, USMC Pvt. Marques Roberson, U.S. Army course) will be enrolled in the Spc. Mark Shimala, U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Seiter, U.S. Army College Prep, LLC program. Mike Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Sgt. Matthew Austin Gaines, U.S. Army Comparatively speaking, PFC E4 Michael Andrew Hernandez, Dan Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC U.S. Army Henry Blassingame, contractor students who take this SPC Christopher Kimrey, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Cannata, USMC course score an average of John R. Simmons, U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon, USMC 90 points higher on the SAT Capt. Sean Nolan, U.S. Army Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo, U.S. Army than students who do not. In Pvt. V. JordanVoss, U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Fox, U.S. Army a report released earlier this LCpl. Alfred Paul Garza, USMC Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado, USMC year by the Texas Education John David Woodcock, Petty Officer, Airman Oscar Mejorado II, USAF Agency more students are US Navy Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado, USN taking the SAT, however, test Lt. Ryan Stevens, U.S. Army Capt. Richard Carrell, USAF score averages were down. Senior Airman Oscar J. Perez, USAF Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams, USMC Spc. Johnny Ray DeLeon, U.S. Army The exam has three parts: Sgt. Holly K. Williams, USMC Capt. Robert Jason Wisham, U.S. Army Maj. William J. Stoesser, U.S. Army reading, math, and writing, PFC Zachary T. Gazaway, USMC Airman Caleb J. Powell, USAF which is worth 2400 points PFC Luke M. Havemann, U.S. Army Cpl. Erick Tijerina, USMC (800 per section) that will all PFC Zachary Johnson, U.S. Army LCDR James D. Shaw, U.S. Navy be reviewed in this course. PFC Charlie Kasel - U.S. Army TSgt. Daniel Vargas, USAF Last year, approximately 360 LCpl. Adam C. Turek - USMC LCpl. Jeffrey B. Brock, USMC students in the State of Texas PFC Sean (CJ) Johnson, U.S. Army FC2 Penny McGaughy, U.S. Navy made a perfect score on the Seaman Fernando Hernandez Jr., USN LCpl. Raymond Padilla, Jr., USMC test. Dr. Hindt announced that Chaplain Joe G. Grace II, Army Reserves LCpl. Robert Originales, Jr., USMC he'd like to see students from LCpl. John Rossi, USMC PFC Patrick Fege, U.S. Army SR Francisco Quintanilla, U.S. Navy Stafford MSD make this list. Corporal Jonathon Ross, USMC SR Joel Soto, U.S. Navy Capt. Clay Bland, U.S. Army The prep course would PFC Miguel Soto, Jr., U.S. Army normally cost $259 per student, Capt. Hunter Bland, U.S. Army RP Jeffrey (Bubba) Evans, U.S. Navy LCpl. Michael Gomez, USMC but the City of Stafford PFC Rodolfo Castellanos, U.S. Army PFC Eli Harrington, USMC unanimously approved the Pvt. Domingo Arrona Jr., USMC LCpl. “Trey” L. Chapa III, USMC $19,425 request. This is a Lt. JG Megan Haydel, U.S. Navy Lt. Col. Bentley Nettles, U.S. Army great opportunity, so hurry Pvt. Matthew Butcher, U.S. Army Cpl. Jose R. Zepeda, USMC and hold your student's spot. SPC Michael Spencer Tesanovich, Jerry Zepeda, civilian contractor

Stafford City Council approves HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 SAT Prep Course 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 BAPTIST CHURCH

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CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am the hub - 11:00am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am www.cumcsl.org

Contemporary Worship Service: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:15am

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FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711 2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am

NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611

1424 FM 1092 Rd., Missouri City, 77459 Worship w/Holy Communion: 8:00 & 10:30 am 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missori City, TX 77459 Education hour for all ages: 9:15am Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am www.newhopelc.org Open Skies Worship: 8:30am • www.fumcmc.org Sunday School All Ages 9:45am FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502

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

MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org

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BRIGHTON CHURCH • 281-988-7755 11925 SW Frwy 59 • Stafford (Between W. Airport and Murphy Rd.) Sunday Worship: 10:30am www.brightonhouston.org • Refreshing & Relevant

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121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am www.facebook.com/freedomchurchintl Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger

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Fort Bend Education Foundations International Festival’s ifest Live set for November 3 Mark your calendars for “iFest Live 2012”, International Festival & Vendor Fair scheduled for Saturday, November 3, from 10:00am-2:00pm. Ifest Live 2012, benefiting the Fort Bend Education Foundation, is an event that celebrates the tremendous diversity of cultures in our school district and county by highlighting its many unique traditions, arts, and foods as well as increases awareness for the Foundation and its mission! The festival will offer a feast for the senses as booths from different countries display their cultural traditions, dress, food and crafts. During this international event, guests will be entertained by talented artists and students from FBISD as well as from a host of regional dance and music schools. This year the festival will be held at Aliana’s new model home village, which currently contains 12 fashionably furnished model homes - each of which includes a distinctively themed backyard living area. Each of the model homes will represent a different country, and feature free food samples from area restaurants, décor and

The Sunshine Boys set to open Oct. 19 Award-winning Fort Bend Theatre is proud to present The Sunshine Boys by award-winning playwright Neil Simon at 2815 N. Main St. in Stafford, TX. The show will open October 19-November 10.   As "Lewis and Clark", Al and Willie were top-billed performers in vaudeville for over forty years. After years of estrangement the two are

called back for a "History of Comedy" retrospective. The reluctant reunion brings them together, along with memories, miseries and laughs. Adult tickets are only $15, seniors and students are $14, and children under 12 are $12. Tickets may be purchased on the FBT website, www.fortbendtheatre.com. For more information, please call 281-208-3333.

Texian Market Days: Historical fun for the entire family

Ifest Live 2012 Committee.  Back row L to R: Jose de Jesus; Natasha Chaudhry;  Rosa de Jesus; Naila Burki ; Rustin Buck;  middle row L to R: Abla Amin; Nappinnai Natarajan; Mona Barai; Linda Kilgore, Aliana Marketing Director; Brenna Smelley, FBEF Executive Director; Sonal Bhuchar; Michael Liu; Ana Taracido; seated front row L to R: Beatriz De Alvarado, FBEF Board Member;  Yamei Zhong; Maryam Abbas.  For more information on ifest Live 2012 visit www.fortbendisd.com/foundation. crafts. Aliana is conveniently located west of Houston, on the Grand Parkway (State

Highway 99) at West Airport. Visit www.alianahouston.com. Any craft or cultural

Story Book Drive benefiting United Through Reading's Military Program Lambda Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma  Society International of key women educators will conduct a Story Book Drive for United Through Reading's Military Program.   Donations of new hardback children's books may be given to any Society member or dropped off at Teacher Heaven Educational Supply Store, 1625 Southwest Freeway, just east of Murphy Road, from now through November 30.   A book list will be available at Teachers Heaven.  It includes books from the following series authors/characters: Dr. Seuss, Spot, Curious George, Danny and the Dinosaur, Cordoruy, and If yu give a

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merchant vendors interested in representing their country should contact the Fort Bend Education Foundation at 713.634.1110 or carol.evans@ fortbendisd.com. Booths are limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis.

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History comes alive at the 29th annual Texian Market Days festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 in Richmond. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-15, and can be reserved or purchase at the gate. Children age 4 and under are admitted free. The family-friendly living history festival is roughly divided into four historical time periods: the 1830s, 1860s, 1890s and 1930s. It features interactive activities, Texas Revolution and Civil War battle reenactments, historic home tours, a wide variety of food and crafts, and plenty of live entertainment. Get involved in Texian politics and skirmishes of the 1800s, twirl a lasso with real cowboys, and take a spin with Victorian dancers and learn about proper Victorian etiquette; there’s something for folks of all ages. Early settler life is spotlighted at the 1830s site, where activities include pioneer food demonstrations and activities, Texas Revolution battle skirmishes, and ongoing tours

of the “dog-trot” log cabin. Experience life in post-Civil War Texas at the 1860s site, where Confederate and Union soldiers camp, a Civil War battle is reenacted, Victorian dancing is demonstrated. There’s also historic food tasting, prairie home tours and interactive oneroom schoolhouse programs. Immersing themselves in the Victorian splendor of the 1890s area, visitors can tour the grandiose Davis mansion, watch live blacksmithing demonstrations, walk through the family cemetery, learn to write with quill pens, and be entertained by Dr. Bushrod’s Medicine Show, which has been a Texian Market Days staple since Day One. In addition, the chuck wagon camp is open with food samples hot off the open fire. The 1930s site features tours of the George family’s original ranching home as well as handson activities and the chance to watch actual George Ranch cowboys give cattle-roping and dipping vat demonstrations. For more information, visit www.texianmarketdays. com or call 281-343-0218.

Shown (l-r) are Debbie Reynolds, Xavier Burgess, Alexis Burgess, and Linda Russell behind Alexis. Mouse a...Other suggestions include Charlotte's Web, The Soldier's Night before Christmas, The Night Before

FOOT FACTS by Dr. Eric Tepper BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIST, ACCPPS PREGNANT PAUSE

Hormonal changes and weight gain during pregnancy can result in a variety of foot problems. Added fluid in the tissues can cause swelling of the feet. Relaxed ligaments in the feet as a result of hormone increases may cause fallen arches. Also, nutrients in the body that are being diverted to the baby can result in brittle, grooved, and discolored toenails. Although there is no sure way to alleviate these issues, there are ways to help lessen them. Standing for extended periods of time or walking barefoot should be avoided. When possible, the feet should be elevated while sitting or lying down. Supportive shoes should be worn, and compression stockings should be used to help lessen swelling. When your feet cause you pain, there are many steps you can take to get relief. The first, and probably most important, is a visit to your podiatrist. When foot problems have got you down, let us do what we do best—diagnose and treat the problem so you’re back on your feet quickly and painlessly. Located at 3143 Hwy. 6 South, we are currently accepting new patients for complete podiatric care in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Please call us at 281-980-3668 for an appointment. Don't take your feet for granted - call us for an appointment. Make your next step a comfortable one - call us for an appointment. HINT: Drinking plenty of water and avoiding salty foods during pregnancy help control swelling of the feet.

Christmas, Tikki,Tikki Tembo, Bridge to Terabithia, Where the Wild Things Are, I Love My Daddy, What Moms Can Do, Guess How Much I Love You, or any other personal favorites.  Books will be shipped to deployed service members via 200 United Through Reading sites around the world, including 70 USO centers.  Service members will have the opportunity to be video-recorded reading these storybooks to their children. The recorded DVD will be sent home along with the book.   By connecting separated families through reading, United Through Reading's Military Program eases the stress of separation and raises morale for military families by strengthening positive emotional bonds.   For more information call Linda Russell at 281-499-5885. 

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LAKEMONT • Lovely 5 yr old Lennar. Freize carpet, tile floors & backsplash, Avanza coutnerops, ceiling fans, jetted tub in master, clicker frpl, huge utility room, garage door openers, fridge w/icemaker, master down, gmrm up(could be 4th bedroom.) Owner/ agent to interview. House will look like new! $169,999 or $1,625/month. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

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SIENNA PLANTATION • Beautiful home located in a quite neighborhood of only a few homes. This is the former Newmark model and is located on Oyster Creek. The screened porch makes for a relaxing evening watching the birds and enjoying the outside views provided by the natural setting. The welcoming entry way leads to a elegant study with hardwood floors, open formal dining room with glass block, 20’’ tile floors, oversided island kitchen, custom cabinets,granite counter tops, and stainless appliances.Solar screens. $296,988. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

SIENNA PLANTATION • immaculate Trendmaker home located on the #7 Fairway of Sienna Plantation Golf Course. Tenderly lived in this home has all the upgrades. Recent appliances, ceiling fans, and hardwood floors. Balcony offers magnificent views and numerous fruit trees in backyard. Create your own paradise. $409,323. Call Brooks Simmons to see!!!! 713-502-8905

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QUAIL VALLEY TOWNHOMES 3 bedroom, 2 ½ baths, 2 car garage townhome with granite countertops in kitchen, stainless appliances. Short sale for $89,900; 1850 s/f per tax rolls. Laminate floors down, 2 living areas, formal dining alcove, breakfast & breakfast bar, fireplace. Great townhouse for investors, tenant occupied! (2917NO)

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SAVANNAH – Wonderful 4 bedroom home perfect for growing family. Wood floors in den, dining, study. Tile in kitchen. Oversized gameroom. Huge backyard. Short walk to area pool, park, etc. Close to schools. $167,000. MLS# 49895264 (14209RB)

SUGAR LAND – This former model home has everything a family could want. Beautiful wood flooring in formals and den. Gourmet island kitchen. Master suite down and 4 spacious bedrooms up. Plus huge gameroom. Custom heated pool/spa and flagstone decking! No back neighbors! MLS# 78636943 $297,000. (13919BV)

SILVER RIDGE – Everything is special about this home! 1.8 acres of serene lakefront property. Beautifully customized w/ hardwoods, granite, lighting, fixtures – too numerous to list all. Master down w/ room-sized closet. HUGE gameroom up. Formals, Study, 4 bed, 3 ½ bath, and 4-car garage! Fabulous covered patio area. Your own private paradise! $588,000. MLS# 26273044 (4710AL)

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Riverstone asks public to pick favorite resident Five well-known Fort Bend — and Riverstone — residents are playfully duking it out in hopes of winning $5,000 for their charity of choice in the community’s “Vote for Your Favorite Resident” contest now until Nov. 10. Celeb residents and charities include: KPRC Channel 2 reporter Jennifer Bauer, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels; NBA Hall of Famer and Houston Cougars analyst Elvin Hayes, Juvenile Diabetes Gulf Coast Chapter; The Women’s Hospital of Texas anesthesiologist Dr. Elaine Peltier, Sugar Land Animal Shelter; Fort Bend Junior Service League president Laura Thompson, Fort Bend Junior Service League’s Community Assistance Fund; and president and CEO of Hum Tum South Asian Radio Rehan Siddiqi, Fort Bend Education Foundation. The public can decide which resident — and charity — is their favorite by voting at www.riverstone.com. “We are so proud to be part of the growth of Fort Bend County and the entire Houston region that we thought a charitable promotion would be a way to give back to the community,” said Riverstone marketing director Christen Johnson. “We have thousands of wonderful residents — we’re so pleased these area celebrities lent their names to help in this fun contest.” Several of the contestants

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Beautiful two story with pool and spa, NO rear neighbors! High ceilings, with island kitchen open to den. Granite countertops, replaced appliances, and beautiful cabinets. Butlers pantry, as well as lam. wood flooring in dining and family room/gameroom. Breakfast area with window seatfresh paint. LARGE family room/gameroom down, as well as gameroom up! Master with cozy firelace and sitting areawirlpool. $229,900 (2214CH)

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A Beautiful Trendmaker with POOL! Great corner lot, no backyard neigbors so plenty of privacy! This home is like NEW!Beautiful Lam. wood flooring, granite countertops throughout, two story living with FABULOUS custom rock fireplace! Gameroom or Media room upstairs. Master bedroom down with really spacious guest bedrooms! Swing garage on front, so great curb appeal. $308,900 (5134SB)

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Dr. Elaine Peltier also have given testimonials online about why they chose to live in Riverstone. “I am a runner and have really been pleased with the different routes I can take to get my miles in while enjoying the surroundings,” said Thompson. “I often see deer and other wildlife. I really like the fact that we are centrally located, but still close to nature.” Riverstone has welcomed a record number of new residents this year, with 2012 sales more than double last year’s sales. Metrostudy ranks Riverstone as the No. 3 community for new home sales in the Houston region. Plus, Riverstone is No. 15 among the top-selling developments in the nation, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting. For details on Riverstone and to vote in the contest, visit www.riverstone.com.

Sienna Plantation, one of the nation’s first master-planned communities to offer residents an on-site resort-style adventure waterpark, multi-purpose sports complex, open-air, waterfront amphitheater and heated competition swimming pools, is turning 15. Thanks to these and other innovations, the 6,000-home Fort Bend County community continues to be one of the nation’s top-selling masterplanned communities. New home sales in Sienna Plantation for 2012 are up 42 percent compared to 2011 levels, according to Doug Goff, chief operating officer of Johnson Development. “Sienna Plantation continues to be a tremendous value for families,” says Goff. “When we opened the community, we knew the scale of the 10,000acre project required us to make a statement with our amenities which ultimately became the standard for other masterplanned communities to follow.” In 2001, Sienna became one of the first communities in the nation to open an on-site waterpark in lieu of smaller neighborhood pools. Sienna’s remains one of the largest private adventure waterparks in the south with twisting water slides, diving wells and a playscape with a signature bucket waterfall.

“The waterpark was a huge first step for the community,” says Sienna Plantation General Manager Michael Smith. “We wanted to create an experience comparable with the nation’s finest public waterparks.” That same year, Sienna Plantation became one of the nation’s first master-planned communities to open an on-site waterfront amphitheater. Since then, the 5,000-person venue has hosted the likes of Michael Bolton, George Benson and The Neville Brothers. Recognizing the emphasis residents place on active lifestyles, Sienna Plantation took the lead and heated its outdoor competition pool facilities in 2004 and the following year added a major health and fitness center on par with today’s public gyms. In 2006, Sienna incorporated an on-site, multi-purpose sports complex into the community where five baseball fields, three softball fields, five soccer fields and two multi-purpose fields span a 160-acre lighted area. The Sienna Stables, a private equestrian center for horseback riding instruction and kids camps, was added soon after the sports complex opened. Sienna Plantation also was one of the first master-planned communities in the nation to form a Community Services

Foundation for the purpose of enhancing services and resources to the community. Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has funded more than $4.5 million in community activities and improvements, technology enhancements, education, conservation efforts and health and wellness programs. It also supports a Children’s Catastrophic Fund which provides resources for Sienna families with children experiencing debilitating diseases. A transfer fee on every real estate transaction in Sienna funds the Foundation. Smith adds quality schools located within the community have played an important role in Sienna’s growth. The community is serviced by three on-site elementary schools, an on-site middle school and a new high school. The Houston Community College System also operates a 45,000-square-foot Academic Center at its 50-acre campus in the community. Since Sienna’s inception, the Fort Bend

ISD and Houston Community College System have combined to invest more than $100 million in schools and facilities in the community. A new, two-story Fort Bend County Library also opened in Sienna in 2010. With the celebration of its 15 years now in full swing, Goff says Sienna Plantation has an exciting future with commercial development plans calling for a regional lifestyle and entertainment center with restaurants and retail at the intersection of Sienna Plantation and the Fort Bend Toll Road. Work also has started on the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road extension from Highway 6 to Sienna Parkway which, when completed in late 2013, will stretch from the heart of Sienna to U.S. 90A, just minutes from downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center. Once completed, the extended EZ Tag only toll road will tie into Sienna Parkway where it is expected to reduce drive times to points in Houston by 10-15 minutes.

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Diana Miller, had to be removed from the 5th annual “Telfair Charity Of Your Choice Walk” by Sugar Land Police. Ms. Miller began harassing event participants with her failing attempts to get signatures on a petition, then refused to leave the event area, argued with Sugar Land Police, and had to be removed. I heard from witnesses

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with his finger in her face in a very vicious manner. Ms. Shah is a Telfair resident, the one who filed the Open Meetings Violation against the (Telfair) board. There is obvious retaliation Dear Editor, going on and it is getting very threatening. They (Telfair Interesting an HOA member HOA) would not allow Ms. would complain, because Aaron Shah to enter the park area Folse almost assaulted (Telfair to ask for petition signatures. resident and Sustainable Sugar I asked the officer why Ms. Land member) Ms. Ketki Shah was not allowed to enter. Shah at the event and a police We were told by the officer officer, who was standing that it was a "private event". nearby, had to intervene. Aaron I pointed out the sign ("for was screaming at Ms. Shah Telfair residents") and said Ms.

Land, I also have the welfare of my residents to protect. My actions now and in the past have always been to serve the residents of Telfair, New Territory, and First Colony by taking action to keep their property values high, tax rates low and their HOA Dues(Telfair) at a minimum. I have remained silent, while slandering, attacking, plotting, planning and lying about my

record, intentions and actions during my service on the Telfair HOA Board have been distributed. It’s time their true motives and methods are exposed before they continue to disrupt and damage a peaceful, quite, well-working, and harmonious neighborhood like Telfair. Aaron Folse Telfair HOA Vice President

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Shah is a resident. The officer then advised that we were distributing flyers, which we were not; we had clipboards with the petition. He indicated we needed a "solicitation permit". I know not everyone is familiar with the First Amendment Right to Petition but this is the first complaint and it comes from a Telfair HOA person. Imagine that. We don't have to harass anyone to get signatures. Residents are generally thrilled and very thankful that we are out there. If they decline, it's not

a problem because so many others do want to sign. We do have the list of names of people who signed on that day and I am sure they could offer an opinion as to whether we were "harassing" anyone. Our petition "events" have been held at the public libraries and in conjunction with The Power of One Vote on the Town Square and door to door. People are coming to our "events", this is the first time we went to a public venue. Diana Miller Sustainable Sugar Land

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has to wonder why Ms. Miller isn’t recruiting and harassing within her own neighborhood. Could her own neighborhood possibility have had enough of her that she now has to attempt to commandeer Telfair residents to push her agenda? While I applaud their misguided efforts to stop any future economical, commercial, and industrial growth of Sugar

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that Ms. Miller went so far as to lie to Sugar Land Police about her identity, claiming she was a Telfair resident, which she is not. What type of selfish and disrespectful individuals would attempt to disrupt a charity event that benefits so many needy residents of Sugar Land? Do they truly care about “Sustaining Sugar Land” or do they have other motives? One

For those holding on to their property and having intentions of doing something else other than selling the land, one could say that recent action taken by the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court is a “bummer.” Last week the commissioners passed a resolution and order to acquire over 55 parcels of land to widen Spur 10 for one of the county’s mobility projects. A 283 page document with legal property descriptions and detailed exhibits has those with last names like Vacek, Pollock, Nehls, Solis, Patino, Calhoun, and Meinkowsky among others, who

will be affected by the project. The property is needed for what is called a public necessity. This allows the county to acquire the land and compensate the owners. County Judge Bob Herbert’s and each of the commissioners’ vote was singularly recorded in a roll call for the unanimous eminent domain approval action. The mobility project is for obtaining right-of-way property required for the Spur 10 widening along Gerken and Hartledge Roads from State Highway 36 to U.S. 59. The approved resolution states that commissioners court determined the public necessity in relation to

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the location, alignment, construction, operation, and maintenance, including drainage and detention requirements for the public project. The commissioners’ action also requests that the County Engineer, Richard W. Stolleis, obtain “appraisals, surveys, title information and/or make official offers of specific amount for the purchase of either easement or the fee simple interest in and to the tract(s)” within the alignment of the project. Roy L. Cordes Jr., County Attorney, was also authorized and directed to file eminent domain proceedings to acquire the land needed for the project. That means that all of the land needed for the Spur 10 right of way project will be “condemned,” that’s what the

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taking process is called, and then acquired after compensation allowing the county to proceed with the widening project. The improvements are intended to increase safety, access, and mobility for the traveling public and will also add capacity for projected population growth. Some time ago, a portion of Spur 10 was reported to have 1,191 vehicles traveling on it each day in 2005, and projections stated that the same part of the road would have 2,923 vehicles per day in 2025. One critic of the road use projections referred to Highway 36 and said there are times you can see a Texas Tortoise make its way across the entire width unscathed. He did not specify the time of day when this could happen, however.

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or attempts to participate in a convention of a party after having Representative. He has also voted in a primary election or The Parks Youth Ranch sued Fort Bend County but participated in a convention (PYR) Board of Directors and that was before he ran for his of another party during the commissioner seat. same voting year. An offense under this section is a Class C Morrison was expected to misdemeanor. win the contest against Fleming The Republicans have held even before the scandal broke several private meetings to of Fleming’s multiple voting decide what to do about Fleming, infractions. although many have said that Although the serial voting in Fleming has already embarrassed two states is illegal and is classed the party enough. See story as a felony with a hefty fine and ROOBED, continued from page 1 elsewhere in this newspaper. prison time, the penalty for voting was wearing a white t-shirt, khaki pants and a red cap. 50% were placed in primary and spinning in my head, but I'd The other SMSD, continued from page 1 elementary schools and the other like to wait to get closer to the man was 50% were distributed between end of the budget to announce Hispanic with Charles Russell, for his the intermediate, middle and them." If the construction a thin build. assistance in the project and to Suspect continues to go smoothly, there He was about Dr. Hindt for his handling of the high schools. When Dr. Hindt was asked if should be no trouble coming 5 feet 7 inches influx of new students this year. tall, 30-34 years old and had a This is the largest enrollment in he'd given thought to what he'd in, as Dr. Hindt likes to say, do with any money left over, "On time, on schedule, and on thin mustache and tattoos on both Stafford MSD history. Of the budget." arms. He was wearing a maroon, approximately 250 new students, he said, "I have a lot of ideas short-sleeve, button-down shirt; blue jeans; and a baseball cap. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land month search process is typical. part was handled very well," Police Department at (281) FBISD, continued from page 1 Part of that search process said Trustee Grayle James, who, 275-2540 or Fort Bend "Remember that we're looking will involve creating a candidate along with Patsy Taylor and County Crime Stoppers at profile and learning about the Dave Rosenthal, helped select for something different than (281) 342-TIPS (8477). what we have," Trustee Bruce issues facing the district. HYA the three finalists. "They said the Albright said. "I liked that they will spend an extensive amount community felt very involved said, 'We'll go find applicants. of time in the community, and engaged which is a huge We won't make them find us.'" talking with district staff and factor for Fort Bend ISD.' The district will now community leaders as well Six bids were received negotiate a contract with HYA as using an on-line survey to by the district and the board ANOTHER, continued from page 1 but will likely need to move gather information. It will help committee narrowed the list their timeline back. The board Anyway, mullet-man, baby, circulate the job posting and to three. According to their had hoped to have a new and baby momma, are cruising thoroughly vet candidates. web site, HYA has conducted superintendent in place by the store loading up on loot "Other districts that hired HYA searches for 16 school districts January but HYA said a 3-4 when they catch the eye of said that the public comment in Texas, including Spring ISD. a loss prevention officer. He thinks that it’s unusual for Few details available in officer involved shooting in Stafford folks to just load up on clothes regardless of price or size. SHOOTING, continued from page 1 out of the vehicle and the gunshot wound to the nose. Hummmm. Think maybe they driver failed to comply with He was taken by ground didn’t fit the profile of regular they told him to move along and their directives. Virata said, ambulance to a Houston shoppers? leave the criminal investigation “As the driver attempted to hospital. The two officers Hummmm. So he lurks... area said Virata. “The individual flee the scene one officer’s were taken to a Sugar Land watching ... lo and behold became argumentative and arm was pinned in the front hospital and treated for cuts, mullet-man and crew leave stated “I’ll show you what I driver window at which time bruises, scraped, and removal the store with a looted laden can do” as he drove off,” said the second officer jumped of glass from their eyes. No stroller! BUSTED! Virata. On heightened alert on the running board to information was available When Sugar Land Police police watched the Expedition assist. The driver dragged on the extent of the injuries arrive, the loss prevention as it traveled to the end of the officers approximately 20 or the medical or criminal officer musta’ had it all feet. When the vehicle came status of the Expedition driver. wrong…it was just a case of the street, made a circle in to an abrupt stop, the driver No follow-up information misplaced goods. the cul-de-sac, and started side window shattered.” was available either on the They just forgot that all that heading back straight toward Virata said, “The momentum two officers involved. booty was in the stroller! All the officers explained Virata. of the sudden stop threw that surveillance tape with Officers reacted based on one of the officers in front mullet-man load’n up loot… the Expedition driver’s earlier of the vehicle, at which time just another case of – what ya’ statement and approached the the officer drew her weapon gonna believe, me or your lying vehicle as it came towards and discharged one round eyes? them, said Virata. He said that at the vehicle.” The driver Jury didn’t buy it - 30 days in once the vehicle was stopped of the Expedition suffered a the county jail! the officers ordered the driver FLEMING, continued from page 1

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in both primaries is also a felony of the second degree unless the person is convicted of an attempt in which case it is a state jail felony. However, the statute of limitations is two years. Fleming voted in both primaries in 2008. In addition, under Sec. 162.014. of the state election code entitled UNLAWFUL PARTICIPATION IN PARTY AFFAIRS, a person commits an offense if the person knowingly votes or attempts to vote in a primary election or participates

Police still searching for robbers of Hallmark Store

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DL Trading are joining forces for an inaugural fundraiser, Cowboy Up 2012. This “ROWDY good time” is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, at The George Ranch Historical Park Arena. Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert and his wife, Pat, have graciously agreed to “strap on their SPURS” for the cause and serve as Honorary Co-Chairs. Also joining the festivities is Michael Garfield, the High-Tech Texan and radio personality. Michael is sure to please the audience with his unique insight as the “event pitchman”. Alongside Michael will be none other than Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson who will serve as the Event Auctioneer. We are excited to have such an outpouring of locally grown personalities step up to “take the reins” for our inaugural event.

The unforgettable event will feature live music and dancing to the classic country sound of Kim & Bill Nash from Nash3, event “vittles” will be provided by local BBQ restaurateurs Steve and Ward Onstad & The Swinging Door with all the fixins’, cash bar, live auction and much more. Here’s a chance to put on your boots and hat, and party with a purpose! General admission tickets are available for $75 each. For more information on sponsorship or general admission tickets, please visit the PYR website at www.parksyouthranch.org or contact Parks Youth Ranch Executive Director & Cowboy Up Co-Chairman, Shannon Bloesch (smbloesch@ parksyouthranch.org) or Cowboy Up Co-Chairman, Kavita Self (kavitaself@gmail.com).

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Stafford Police Department in possession of abandoned property involving case 082936PD. The abandoned property is as follows: 1. Black 2000 Mercedez CL500 2. Taurus PT111 Handgun If you are the owner of the above stated items and can show proof of ownership, Please contact Cpl. Raphael Virata at 281-261-3950. NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF GREGORY L. STOERNER, DECEASED NO. 12-CPR-024760 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR Notice is hereby given that on September 17, 2012, Letters of Testamentary upon the above Estate were issued to:

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Lambda Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society to hold fundraiser for scholarship money to high school graduates majoring in education, Tuesday, October 23, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Old Hickory Inn Barbecue, in the Township, Murphy Rd., Missouri CIty. Public invited to come and eat to support this fundraiser as a portion of food sales will be donated. Shown l-r: Mary Crochet, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Thompson, and Linda Russell. For more information call Linda Russell at 281-499-5885.

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FUDDRUCKERS COMING SOON (opening in November)! Join us and complete an application at our Job Fair Thursday, October 25th from 10 am – 3 pm at The Workforce Solutions (9315 Stella Link, 77025). Hiring for: Cashiers, Prep, Expo, Cooks, Baker, Utility, and GSA (Guest Sales Associate).

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Left to right are Parks Youth Ranch Board President Dick Hogan; PYR 2012 Cowboy Up Co-Chairman Kavita Self; Parks Youth Ranch Board members Kolbe Curtice, Debra Marfin & Mark Eyring; Michael Garfield, The High Tech Texan & Cowboy Up Emcee; PYR Executive Director and 2012 Cowboy Up Co-Chairman Shannon Bloesch, and Parks Youth Ranch Board member Roger Camp.

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Beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Settlers Park and Chimneystone Subdivisions located between Hwy. 6 and Austin Parkway just off Settlers Way FOR SALE SUGAR LAND ITEMS FOR SALE: Pool table $150, IKEA loft bed frame $50, Antique chair $150. Can email photos at your request. Call Deborah @ 281-235-7805. AUTOS

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PERSONAL PROPERTY/ ESTATE AUCTION Sat., Oct 27, ‘12 1001 Ave G, Rosenberg, TX. 77471 Preview 10 am, Auction 12 noon Furniture, 2007 Z71 4X4 Chevy pickup, ’89 Harley Ultra motorcycle, GUNS, jewelry-Blue Topaz, gold, diamonds, silver, ROLEX WATCH, BUSH HOG (like a John Deere Gator),..more! lots of items from Sugar Land Estate!

REAL ESTATE AUCTION 922 Longview Dr.,Sugar Land, TX. 77478 4 BR/2.5 bath/2 car garage-Brick, approx. 2679 sq. ft. Ft Bend County/Sugar Creek OPEN HOUSE, Sun. Oct 21, ’12 2 pm till 5 pm AUCTION, Sun. Oct. 28, ’12, Reg. 2 pm, auction 4 pm

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Pretty In Pink at Town Square Friday, October 19 Join them for Pretty In Pink – Town Square, a familyfun charity event to benefit

local cancer patients, this Friday, October 19! Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the

Fort Bend Junior Service League have partnered together with breast surgeons

RE-ELECT RON REYNOLDS, State Rep. District 27 • Husband, Father and Successful small business owner • Voted Freshman Legislator of the Year • FBISD Bond Advisory Committee • Former Municipal Judge • Endorsed by: Congressman Al Green, Senator Rodney Ellis, Mayor Allen Owen Texas State Teachers Association, Texas Medical Association, Houston Relators Association, Houston Police Officiers Association

Sandra Templeton, M.D. and Kelly Dempsey, M.D., to hold this event, in which 100 percent of the donated proceeds will stay within the community to assist patients with personal costs associated with all types of cancer. This exciting, free familyfun community event will be held at the Sugar Land Town Square. The event will feature something for everyone – Radio London Band, activities for kids—Moonwalk, Face Painting, Magician, Balloon Artists and after sundown, Town Square will be lit up in pink to honor all cancer survivors. Attendees will also be able to sign their names on the famous pink fire truck that travels

My priorities are fighting for: H High Quaility Public Education H Public Safety H Economic Development H Affordable Healthcare www.ronaldreynolds.com

Paid for by Ron Reynolds for State Representative Campaign

The “Pink Heals Tour” fire trucks are driving across America to raise money for cancer and they are making a stop at the Pretty in Pink— Town Square event for you to sign the truck in honor or in memory of a loved one. across the country as a part of the “Pink Heals Tour” to help raise money to fight cancer. Former Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance president Gail Parker, who is also a breast cancer survivor, will be the keynote speaker and will discuss how being optimistic helped her stay positive during her breast cancer treatment. Pretty in Pink event organizers have already raised more than $90,000 thanks to the many event sponsors and are hoping for a large turnout at the event to maximize the amount of aid that can be distributed to local cancer patients. “It is great to see the community come together for

such a great cause,” said Leena Taneja, sponsorship chair and director of physician relations at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “In addition to their direct medical expenses, cancer patients often incur extra costs related to their condition, and in many cases, they can’t work for extended periods of time. Pretty In Pink – Town Square will help provide assistance where needed to ensure that cancer patients don’t have the extra burden of trying to find help.” You too can help support; donate now, even if it is something small. To donate, visit our website at MethodistSugarLand.com and click on the pink button.

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Discover that you can afford a new home in RiverPark West, one of the Sugar Land area’s most popular communities. Here you will find lakes and fountains, trails, an impressive recreation center, a resort-style pool, playground and much more. Every family knows the value of a good education and with outstanding Lamar CISD Schools including an on-site elementary school, RiverPark West is one of the smartest moves you can make. That’s in addition to all the shopping, dining and recreation that’s near this convenient Sugar Land area community. It’s all part of the master-plan designed with value in mind: RiverPark West by Mischer Development.

Join us for a special Homebuying Seminar Breakfast

I’m proud to serve as State Representative for House District 27. I’m running for re-election so that I can continue to fight for adequate funding for public education, safer communities, affordable healthcare and economic empowerment for local businesses. I was voted as “Freshman Legislator of the Year”. I will continue to work across party lines to create good public policy and do what’s best for all families in Fort Bend County. My Christian faith has tought me that “to whom much is given, much is required”. I’ve been very blessed to have a successful small business and now I’m devoted to giving back to my community. I’m a proud husband and father of three wonderful children. I would be honored to have your support!

Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:30 am to noon Enjoy a spectacular made-to-order omelette bar, assorted breakfastdanish, fresh fruit and juice, and gourmet coffee while you learn the A-B-Cs of buying a new home:

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Teana Watson is a native Houstonian and has been a resident of Fort Bend County for over twenty one years. Teana graduated with honors from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1986. She studied as a Sloan Fellow at Princeton University and graduated law at Syracuse University, in Syracuse New York. Watson’s legal career began in the Fort Bend County District Attorneys Office, where she was later promoted to Chief of the Juvenile Division. Ms. Watson opened her law practice in 1996 practicing criminal and civil law. She also served part – time as a municipal judge for the city of Stafford from 2002-2010. Teana Watson has been married to her husband Ricardo Watson for 22 years and they have two children Ricky and Cordell.


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Classic Chevrolet in Sugar Land unveils the truck that saves lives Being confined to a wheelchair poses a host of challenges for many individuals including a growing number of returning veterans. This week, Classic Chevrolet unveiled the first full size pickup truck specifically equipped for a wheelchair, giving a much needed alternative to the

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comes with a 4x4 option to allow safer travel in inclement weather. “We’re excited to be the exclusive Chevrolet dealer in Houston to offer this amazing vehicle,” explains Don Kerstetter, owner of Classic Chevrolet. “It really gives us an opportunity to make a huge difference in our customer’s lives. Before, if a person in a wheelchair wanted to drive a truck, they had to break down the chair everytime

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Light up Town Square Pink at sundown to honor all cancer survivors. Pretty in Pink – Town Square is a charity event for the entire family. 100% of the proceeds from Pretty in Pink will stay within our community to assist patients with the personal costs associated with fighting cancer.

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The Ridge Point High School Baseball team will hold its 3rd annual Golf Tournament & Silent Auction on October 28, at the newly renovated Quail Valley Golf Club – Eldorado course.  The event will begin at 12:30pm with a shotgun start and include a boxed lunch, use of golf cart, and dinner. Register as a Foursome for $400 or as an individual golfer for $125. You may put together your own four man group or register as an individual golfer. Shown is the 2012 Ridge Point HS Baseball Team. Join them at the golf Proceeds from this event tournament for a day of fun. will be used for upgrading the baseball complex.  Please join us for a great day and support the Ridge Point Baseball Program as we strive to make our field and facilities one of the nicest in the state of Texas! To register or sponsor a hole, please visit www. ridgepointpanthers.org. For questions or to donate a silent auction item or service, please contact Sherry Kennedy at skennedy1021@hotmail.com.

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October 17, 2012 - Fort Bend Community Newspaper for Sugar Land, Richmond, Stafford, Mo City, Katy