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Superintendents school chamber on finances By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star When three superintendents spoke before the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce telling them how well their schools were doing, they were more than a cheering squad. They wanted to make clear that their public schools are worth fighting for with state legislators and asked for help getting the state to fund education. The Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) led the state in a lawsuit that went all the way to the state Supreme Court. They lost. The Supreme Court said the school funding system is broken and it’s the legislators’ job to fix it, said FBISD School Superintendent Charles Dupre. He said the public needs to get involved and the nearly 400 people present Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce

State of the Schools address need to contact their legislators and tell their friends and neighbors. “From 2007 to 2016 the state went from funding 51 percent to funding 37 percent and that fallen 62 percent falls to the local taxpayers. Our residents are paying taxes the state should be funding,” Dupre explained. Dupre said educators are constantly questioned on why they can’t get relief if tax values are going up. But the schools are not getting that money. “The state structure is when your value goes up, they give us less. They keep that money and spend it how they want to spend and we need you to respond to that,”

Dupre said. “Last year, we left $20 million on the table we should have got. Our funding was reduced by CHARLES DUPRE $20 million. We’re talking about it in our board rooms and we want you to talk about it,” Dupre said. Dupre, Lamar Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Thomas Randle, and Stafford Municipal School District Superintendent Robert Bostic each addressed the Chamber of Commerce for the annual State of the Schools address. The event was held at the Safari Ranch in Richmond. The luncheon address featured the superintendents who praised their district achievements such as the Lamar CISD, which received 75 distinction designations in

reading, math, social studies, student progress, most improved, and post-secondary readiness. The Lamar CISD is also proud of its culinary program at Foster High School, which is rated “No. 1” in the Houston region by the Texas Restaurant Association. The Stafford MSD, which presented its color guard in ceremony, is the state’s only municipal school district, Bostic said. They are cost effective by using the city’s pool to teach swimming to second and third graders and they use the maintenance barn to house school buses. To make sure parents are prepared to help their students, the district offers the innovative parent university, a community collaborative to help parents become full partners in their children’s education. The goal is to increase parent involvement so they provide free courses and

workshops on topics like preparing for state assessments, tips for second language acquisition and college and career readiness. “Any child in Fort Bend County is getting an outstanding education,” said Dupre. “This is not a competition but a celebration of Fort Bend County schools,” he said. In the FBISD there are more than 74,000 students in 76 schools. The diverse school district has students who speak more than 90 languages and dialects. “That’s three times as many translations than were in Rio,” during the Olympics where Fort Bend alumni Simone Manual brought home the gold, Dupre noted. Because it is so diverse, 12 percent of those coming to the district do not speak English. “Our job, responsibility and privilege is to teach them English and we want

Jake Owen headlines Country at the Ballpark By Joe Southern jsouthern @ fortbendstar.com

Jake Owen headlines a star-studded line-up for the second annual Country at the Ballpark concert Nov. 5 at Constellation Field. “I love it. A major part of going out on a tour is connecting with the fans,” he said in an interview with the Fort Bend Star. Owen is headlining the concert with Aaron Watson, Frankie Ballard, LANco and Runaway June. Owen, who hails from Vero Beach, Fla., is known for his high-energy performances and his laid-back style. He said he is looking forward to returning to the Houston area and connecting with his fans. He is on the back end of a tour in support of his fifth album, “American Love.” The first single from the album, American County Love Song, and its accompanying video were huge hits for Owen. “The first song off my new album went to No. 1 and for me that’s kind of a big deal,” he said. To make the video for the single, he took a road trip in his 1966 Volkswagen van and doing impromptu performanc-

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Aaron Watson performs last year at the Summer Music County music superstar Jake Owens will headline Fest at the Austin County Fairgrounds. He will be one Country at the Ballpark Nov. 5 at Constellation Field in of the headliners Nov. 5 for Country at the Ballpark at Sugar Land. Constellation Field. es for fans along the way. “We took a little road trip around the country; it was really cool,” he said. The van has become an icon of his and fans will be able to see it at Country at the Ballpark. “I take it pretty much every-

where with me,” he said. “We pull it behind the tour bus.” Owen said once his current tour concludes he will work on new music and gearing up a new tour for next year. “I’ve worked hard to get to this point in my life and I don’t take it for granted,” he said.

When asked which of his songs he most enjoys performing, the answer was quick in coming. “The song ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night’ has one of the biggest reactions we get when we do it live,” he said. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”

is Owen’s biggest hit. He is also known for songs such as “Beachin’,” “Anywhere With You,” “Alone With You” and “The One That Got Away.”

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Senior Expo draws 1,000 to Stafford Centre By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star When his elderly father jumped out of the passenger seat and started walking in the middle of the road Brian Mertz knew he was in trouble. But it wasn’t until he tried to find help as a caregiver for his father’s dementia that Mertz said he realized he was on his own. “I started taking care of my dad two years ago and every day I was finding something new I didn’t know or know how to find,” he said. So Mertz, a U.S. Army

SENIOR EXP veteran, created the Texas Caregiver Support Services website to help answer questions. He also found himself as a new businessman trying to navigate his parents’ care. “I joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2015 but John (Sazma) from the Fort Bend Star was the first one to reach out to me. He asked if I wanted a booth at the Senior Expo. I’m (Photos by Joe Southern) glad I came,” said Mertz who Gail Peacock of Overture Sugar Land talks about choosing a wants to create geographical retirement home during a breakout session Wednesday during books across Texas of ongo- the Fort Bend Star’s Senior Expo at the Stafford Centre.

ing senior expos, caregiver services and research and information that will help a caregiver stay connected to resources. The second annual Senior Expo, held last week at the Stafford Centre, attracted 66 established and new businesses as well as about 1,000 seniors wanting to take advantage of diverse information all in one place. It was the perfect storm of vendors seeking customers and business leads, seniors seeking information and reconnecting with old friends, and lots of free stuff.

them to keep their original language,” Dupre said. A surprising number to many, he said, is that 39 percent of the Fort Bend student population qualified for financial assistance. “We have many who come to us from poverty. We teach every student, rich or poor, challenged or off-the-charts gifted,” he said. Because the district is so diverse culturally, economically and educationally, Dupre said the schools need to challenge the “A to F” letter grading scale that will be given to each school building next year. “What do you think it will be like to attend a school based on one test? How will the parents feel when they have to drive to that school with a letter grade?” he asked.

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Flood recovery continues in the county Since the catastrophic flooding in May of this year, Fort Bend County has provided services to meet the needs of the thousands of residents impacted by the flood. From simple barricades across impassable streets, to rescue and evacuation, to temporary shelter and longterm recovery for the dozens of families flooded out of their homes; “business as usual” for Fort Bend County has been far from business as usual. Last May, a large storm system moved through Texas, drenching the Brazos River watershed just upstream of Fort Bend County. The Brazos River rose to 54.8 feet at the Richmond river gauge, almost four feet higher than any event in the last 60 years. The flood inundated 17 percent of the county –148 square miles. “This has been the biggest flooding disaster in the memories of most of our residents,” said Fort Bend County Judge, Robert Hebert, “and its impact is going to be felt in our community for a long time.” The flood damaged over 1,000 homes out of approximately 50,000 residents affected and forced the coordination of almost 800 rescues. Many residents received flood insurance payments, FEMA grants, or Small Business Association loans, but that money only helps jumpstart their recovery process. The county is now pursuing additional state and federal funds to help residents recover more fully, including funds to help offset costs of construction or sale of the affected property. This is, of course, in addition to the swift actions on the part of the county to ease the tax burden on affected homeowners, waive permitting fees for those who chose to rebuild and pay for contractor support to expedite the recovery process.

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H SCHOOL, FROM PG 1 Dupre noted that some students who come from affluence have cultural capital, as well as financial, while some parents, who don’t speak English, are already behind. Those differences will show up in test scores. He said the schools are not against accountability, “it’s about a fair accountability that is honest and productive and lets us respond,” said Dupre.

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Charter and private schools can pick and choose who they want to attend, while public schools should and willingly accepts everyone, said Jim Rice the Education Division Chairman of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Rice also sits on the board for the Fort Bend ISD. That cherry-picking style can have an effect on student testing, he noted. More disturbing for Dupre has been the seeming lack of public interest in the future of public schools.

He said that during a legislative meeting, legislators told him they heard from 1,500 constituents on new legislation about fantasy football. “But almost nothing from this community regarding education funding. Really? Fantasy football is fun but If you can’t do math, you can’t do fantasy football,” said Dupre. “We need you to call your elected officials and to encourage your neighbors and friends to engage,” Dupre said.

of non-profits, faith-based organizations, community groups, businesses, and local governments working to find unique solutions for residents, like a furniture donation warehouse and a long-term recovery fund. The county also opened a first-ever Flood Recovery Center. “We wanted to make it even easier for residents to get the help they needed to recover, so we moved several critical

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the OPINION Broncos and Texans share interesting history Up next for our Houston Texans are my Denver Broncos. While I most certainly count myself as a Texan fan, I bleed Bronco orange and blue. I was born and raised near Denver and my family has had season tickets since the 1980s. Living in the Houston area for more than eight years and having liked the Texans from the start, I consider myself to be a huge fan, though they remain my No. 2 team. Denver and Houston have quite an interesting history together. When the Texans were formed, they borrowed pretty heavily from Denver to get started. Over the years they have shared numerous players and coaches – most notably head coaches. Gary Kubiak and Wade Phillips have coached both teams. When the Texans dumped them last year, the Broncos picked them back up and went on to become Super Bowl champions. When Payton Manning retired, Brock Osweiler was set to take over as the Broncos quarterback of the future. The Texans, however, had other plans and lured him away. You can bet Osweiler will be the target of a very focused and angry defense when the teams meet Monday in the Mile High City. A lot has been said about Osweiler’s defection to the Texans. I’d say $72 million was a good reason to go. Denver could have matched it and kept Osweiler in orange, but they had other economic issues to deal with, primarily former Texas A&M Aggie Von Miller. The Super Bowl MVP threatened to sit out the last year of his contract unless the Broncos renegotiated. The Broncos kowtowed to his demands to the tune of a six-year, $114.5 million deal. I’d like to examine the impacts of that deal for a minute. Before the ink was dry on the paper Miller signed, pundits were agog at how Miller made the mighty John Elway blink. As a quarterback, Elway led the Broncos to five Super Bowls and two championships. As general manager he has led the team

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Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler prepares to throw the ball in a preseason game last year against the Houston Texans. Osweiler defected to the Texans this year for a $72 million contract, becoming one of many players to play for both teams. to two more Super Bowls and another championship. There are huge differences between Elway and Miller. As a player, Elway was often forced to carry the team on the strength of his passing arm. It didn’t take him long to learn and understand that football is a team sport and it takes more than a really good quarterback to win championships. He voluntarily restructured his contracts, taking less money and extending payments to free space under the salary cap to allow Denver to surround him with better players. The result was backto-back titles. Miller had just the opposite perspective. He got greedy. Rather than honoring a contract, he threatened to sit out. Rather than being committed to the team and to winning, he looked out

only for himself. He forced the Broncos to bow to his demands. As a result, he got the money, but he’ll probably never play in another Super Bowl again. The Broncos will not be able to afford the players necessary to field a championship team during his tenure. They are also led by a player who put his own interests above that of his teammates. Believe me, that attitude will affect in the way they perform as a team. Greed and envy are contagious and corrosive. Although Osweiler was lost to the Texans before the Broncos negotiated with Miller, Elway had to clearly know that he would have to choose between the two. There’s no way he keeps both for the money they were demanding. Based on their performances so far this season, I

think Elway kept the better player. Unfortunately it came at a very steep price. It will be very interesting to see how the two fare when they meet on the playing field. Not only will Osweiler be facing a formidable foe on the gridiron, but he will be battling the noise of 76,000 jilted fans. Trust me, the stadium will be exceptionally loud every time he takes a snap. Broncomaniacs are hardcore, unforgiving and relentless with betrayers. I’ve seen it many times. I’ve been a part of it. I will be again in my own way in my own living room. It’s the only time I’ll root against the Texans. Admittedly though, it’s getting harder to do, especially after the comeback victory Sunday over the Colts. I’ve never been this closely bonded to a No. 2 team. With the Super Bowl coming to Houston this year, it is my hope – my dream – that one of these two teams is playing in it; winning it. That’s still months away. Monday night is all that matters for these two teams now. Our Texans and my Broncos – woo-hoo!

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To the editor: Dear Joe, May I call you Joe? While having my car state inspected, I ran across your paper of Sept. 28. Really, you can’t make up your mind who to vote for in the Presidential race? I figured what party you vote for before you said so. Heck, your picture was a clue. You can’t vote for Trump because of some of the crazy things he says and

does – that makes sense. But you can’t vote for Hillary because she’s ambitious? She has a plan to become President and has always been a champion for health care and poor people. Then you jump all over Ron Richards [sic]. You spend paragraphs on all his troubles but nothing of his achievements. Ken Bryant doesn’t get a whole sentence. What’s up with him? Who knows? Let Mr. Richards [sic] have his day in court.

I’m voting for Hillary, she’s the smartest in the room and no incumbent has ever run for the job with more experience than her. We all have to make a choice – the perfect candidate has never existed. I used to read the Sun [sic] a lot in the ’80s and ’90s. It was interesting then. Now – well I just can’t make up my mind. Donald J. Hoeveler Richmond

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H BALLPARK, FROM PG 1 Owen said he hopes concertgoers will get their money’s worth from the show. “It’s important for me that people have a good time,” he said. Aaron Watson Also headlining the event is Texas native Aaron Watson, an independent label artist who last year cracked into the country charts with a pair of singles off his most recent album, “The Underdog,” which came out in 2015 and has become his first No. 1 Country Billboard album in his 16-year career. Texas is his home. He was born and currently lives in Abilene but grew up in Amarillo. “I thought my new record would do really well, but I didn’t think it would do what it’s done,” he said in an interview last year. The single “That Look” has been his highest-charting single at 41 and has been getting significant air time despite his old school style of music not blending as well with modern Top 40 country music. “It’s a testament to all the great fans God has blessed me with,” he said. After 16 years and 12 albums, Watson is comfortable with who he is and what he does. “That skinny jean, bro country thing is not my cup of tea,” he said. He said it’s not a reflection on modern country music; it just isn’t his style. His West Texas roots better reflect the acts that inspired him like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, George Strait and Merle Haggard. “I realized that I’m at a point in my career where I’ve figured out who I am and the songs I like to sing,” he said. Watson is a man of deep Christian faith and strong fam-

H EXPO, FROM PG 1 Fort Bend Star General Manager Diane Strehl said the newspaper created the steadily growing event as a service to seniors and the business community. Star Publisher Jonathan McElvy was pleased. “We only advertised and promoted this event in one place – The Star. And with promotion from our newspaper, we were able to drive more than 1,000 people to visit our customers,” he said. “If that isn’t a success story, I don’t know what is.” As Mertz laid out his table with information about his website www.texascaregiversupport.net, a few tables down registered vascular technologist Terry Zwakenberg was conducting a “carotid ultrasound” on a soon-to-be 65-year-old Robert Bratcher. The line for the minutelong procedure formed quickly behind Bratcher who never attended an expo and was looking for Medicare information. “I’ll be 65 next year so I want anything to kind of broaden my perspective on the best plan. I got a good breakfast and I hear the lunch is supposed to be pretty good, too. Now I’ve got this ultrasound done and they tell me I’ve got nothing to worry about. It’s a good day,” Bratcher said. Zwakenberg is a technologist at the Advanced Health Education Center. He was conducting the medical tests as the Compassionate Care arm of the education center. It was all done in less than a minute. Since they were expecting about 1,000 people at the expo, organizers from Compassionate Care planned on nabbing their share and brought enough for 300 screenings.

ily values. He isn’t hesitant to talk about Jesus or his wife and kids. He said his kids are the ones who decide what music plays back home on the ranch. “I listen to whatever my little girl wants to listen to when we’re in the truck,” he said. That could range from Maroon 5’s newest hit to classics by Michael Jackson, who his daughter referred to as “Uncle” because she could not pronounce Michael. “My little girl listens to daddy all of the time but it wears me out. I don’t like listening to myself,” Watson said. Still, it could be worse. “As long as I don’t have to listen to the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack anymore,” he said. Watson said he is proud to be a country music traditionalist. “I’m putting the cowboy back in country music,” he said. “And God has really blessed me.” Frankie Ballard The acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist Frankie Ballard is fresh off the Nashville scene with his latest and highly anticipated album, El Rio. Songs off his newest album include “Good as Gold”, “It All Started with a Beer” and what Ballard describes as experimental songs “Cigarette” and “L.A.Woman.” Ballard is known for his love and lust songwriting style and quickly gathered followers in 2013 with his first number one hit “Helluva Life.” LANco LANco is breaking through the country music mold with a distinctive style that is all their own. “Long Live Tonight” from their self-titled EP is gaining speed for this five-piece band. In February, LANco was spotlighted in Rolling Stone Country as one of their “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” Formed in 2012, the band is comprised of: Brandon Lancaster (lead vocals), Chandler

Baldwin (bass), Jared Hampton (keyboards, banjo) Tripp Howell (drums), and Eric Steedly (lead guitar). Runaway June Runaway June and their debut single “Lipstick” caught attention for producing a breakup song with an upbeat twist. The trio of female artists is comprised of Naomi Cooke (lead vocals/guitar), Hannah Mullholland (vocals/mandolin) and Jennifer Wayne (vocals/guitar). Fans and musicians alike are drawn to the trio because of their stunning three-part harmonies. Record crowd expected Last year’s inaugural Country at the Ballpark drew 9,200 fans. Matt Thompson, special events director for the Sugar Land Skeeters, said he is expecting a much larger crowd this year. He said last year’s event featured three bands – Chris Young, The Eli Young Band and Cassadee Pope – and the gates didn’t open until 5 p.m. This year there are five hot, country acts and the gates open at 3:30 p.m. “Last year we held it on a Friday night and this year we’re doing it on a Saturday,” Thompson said. “This time it will have more of a festival feel to it.” He said the stage will be set up in centerfield and will have VIP seating in cushioned seats near the stage with special VIP options for the Insperity Club. General admission will be on the field with reserved seating available in the stands. The concession stands will be open, serving fresh, hot ballpark fare that Skeeters fans have come to love. Contests are being held online at CountryAtTheBallpark. com for meet and greet opportunities. “We are excited to have Country at the Ballpark back at

While Bratcher was fine, “we found a number of people who need to follow up with their physicians,” said Zwakenberg, who has been a faculty member at the center since 1989. While some booths provided services, other used raffle drawings, smiles, candy and games to draw people close. Legacy at Falcon Point, an assisted living and memory care facility in Katy, set up a spinning wheel with prizes like free lunches and a trip. Anita Gonzales came out with her sister-in-law and 10 friends for a few hours of fun and information. She screamed with delight at her prize, “you get a hug” said Legacy’s community relations director Debbie Hamilton who approached Gonzales, with arms open wide.

“We’ve just been walking about getting all kinds of info pens and souvenirs, I can tell you who had the best bag - Overture. Everybody was like, ooh where’d you get that bag. They ran out,” said Gonzales. Overture is the lush senior living community in Sugar Land for people over 55. With so many companies offering tote bags with their name and number emblazoned across the fronts, seniors could be seen with multiple ad-covered bags many said would be good for future shopping trips. It won’t hurt the businesses either to have walking billboards around the city.

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NOTICE OF NIGHT COURT Notice is hereby given that the City of Stafford Municipal Court is currently holding Night Court on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Court Building, 2602 S. Main St., Stafford, Texas. For further information, please contact Municipal Court at (281) 261-3930.

LEGALS

LEGALS

The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City:

CIP PROJECT NAME: CIP PROJECT NUMBER: LOCATION OF WORK:

CIP PROJECT NAME: CIP PROJECT NUMBER: LOCATION OF WORK:

Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from www.CivCastUSA.com or documents may be purchased with payment of $50.00 per set from the office of the Project Architect M2L Associates Inc., 8955 Katy Freeway, Suite 300 Houston, Texas 77024. Sealed bids one (1) original and three (3) copies shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. A mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday November 2, 2016, City of Sugar Land City Hall Brazos Room, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas 77479

LEGALS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD NORTH EXTENSION PHASE 2 BRIDGE PROJECT

The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City: Lonnie Green Park 1st Street and Wood Street Refurbishment and Enhancements PK 1504 1st and Wood Street Sugar Land, Texas

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Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from https://www.CivCastUSA.com or contact Jeremy Carson, P.E. by phone (713) 266-6900.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2016, City of Sugar Land City Hall, Cane Room, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas 77479.

For questions contact Karen Rogers, Karen, kwrogers@ M2LAssociates.net or by phone 713-722-8897 no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday November 4, 2016. All questions must also be submitted by Q&A on www.CivCastUSA.com.

Questions regarding this bid must be received by 5:00 p.m. on or before Thursday, November 10, 2016. All questions must be submitted through www.CivCastUSA. com.

The City will award the contract and give notice of award within sixty (60) calendar days after the opening date and time.

The City will award the contract and give notice of award within ninety (90) calendar days after the opening date and time.

Contractors and Handymen, are you looking for additional work? A new Home Services company is opening in the area and we’re looking for quality home repair professionals who are dependable and reliable. Specifically, we need contractors on a per-job basis. Our company will provide the insurance coverage for the work, the jobs, and set up the job times. You provide the tools, work and dependability. All jobs on paid on a per-job basis with repeat work for the best contractors. Full-time work is a possibility

Among others, services include:  Interior and exterior minor painting  Door install/repair  Minor tile and caulking repair  Drywall and window repair  Appliance repair  Gutter cleaning repair  TV wall mount installation  Fence and gate repair  Honey-do lists If this sounds like a fit for you and if you have experience in any of these areas or other home services, call us at

713.628.1689 LEGALS

LEGALS NOTICE TO BIDDERS WILLIAMS TRACE BOULEVARD PHASE I STREET RECONSTRUCTION S.H. 6 TO DITCH “A”

The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City: CIP PROJECT NAME: CIP PROJECT NUMBER: LOCATION OF WORK:

Williams Trace Boulevard Phase I Street Reconstruction S.. 6 to Ditch “A” ST1408 S.H. 6 to Ditch “A”

Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from https://www.civcastusa.com or documents may be purchased for $79.00 in the office of the Project Engineer Costello, Inc., 9990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 450, North Building, Houston, Texas 77042. Please give advanced notice if you need hard copies. Send request to jnetardus@costelloinc.com. Sealed bids one (1) original and two (2) copies, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2016, City of Sugar Land, City Hall Cane Room, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. For questions contact Mr. Joshua Netardus, Project Engineer, jnetardus@costelloinc.com, Costello, Inc., 9990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 450, North Building, Houston, Texas 77042 no later than 5:00 P.M. October 31, 2016. The City will award the contract and give notice of award within sixty (60) calendar days after the bid opening date and time.

LEGALS

LEGALS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT TO CROSSING AT TELFAIR PHASE I PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 3.529ACRES Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing 6:30 p.m. November 8, 2016, City of Sugar Land City Council Chamber, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, to hear all persons interested in the proposed amendment to the Crossing at Telfair Phase 1 Planned Development (PD) District, to modify the permitted land uses for 3.529 acres out of the total 27.292 acres to include a fitness center and grocery store as permitted land uses on Restricted Reserve “I” of Exhibit B1 in Ordinance No. 1589, known as Restricted Reserve “H” in the recorded plat (F.B.C.P.R. 2007041486) located at 11929 University Boulevard. Details of the proposed rezoning may be obtained by contacting the City of Sugar Land Development Planning Office by email planning@sugarlandtx.gov or phone (281) 275-2218. The agenda item for this meeting will be placed on the City website at www.sugarlandtx.gov under “Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Videos” Planning & Zoning Commission no later than Friday, November 4, 2016. VICINITY MAP:

Sealed bids one (1) original and two (2) copies, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. Thursday November 17, 2016, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered.

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Sutton Forest / Commonwealth – Over $100,000 in Upgrades & Updates! Grand Stately Perry Home w/Pool, Spa & Rock Waterfall. Backs to a Wooded Greenbelt-No back Neighbors! Great Flexible Floor Plan. Features Include: Upgrade Kit. & Master bath w/High end-Granite Counter Tops. Oil rubbed bronze style water & light fixtures even in 2ndary bath & framed mirrors. SS Appls, Refinished Hardwoods, 2’’Blinds & much more. Fresh Int. Paint (3/16). Plush Upgraded Neutral Carpeting. All bedrms. w/lg. walk-in closets. Don’t miss this one! $599,900. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (5110CS).

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Bridgewater/Commonwealth – Gorgeous all brick 1-story Perry Home on huge wooded cul-de-sac lot w/3 car det. garage. Fresh paint/new carpet (5/16). Granite countertops in kitchen & island. New roof 12/15. A must see! $415,000 Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200.(4911GHC)

New Territory/Chapel Bend - Designer touches throughout this gorgeous home! Upgrades incl: tile flring in all baths/kit/ breakfast & gleaming hardwood flring in the rest. Kit. & baths w/high-end granite. SS GE Appls. Vaulted ceilings in Main LR w/wall of windows overlooking 20’X10’ covered slate patio w/outdoor Kit. No backyard neighbors-backs to a greenbelt. $268,000 Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4414IP)

THE HIGHLANDS – A Rare Find in First Colony! Wonderful 4 BR 1 story w/covered patio. Both formals with Vaulted Ceilings, lots of windows & laminate ‘’wood style’’ flooring. Wrought Iron gated entry, long tiled foyer, Bi-fold doors to ‘’flex room’’ which could be your den or large breakfast room. Open Kitchen Concept. Lg breakfast bar, w/pass thru window to covered patio, great for serving at parties. Shady Landscaped backyard with Lemon Tree. Fully Fenced. 3 BR w/new carpet 2016 & laminate in the 4th. $199,900. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (2114SR)

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D SOL Shadow Glen At Riverstone – Over $50,000 in upgrades-Gorgeous Perry 1-story w/Brick & Stone accented ext. & lushly landscaped corner lot w/stately pecan tree & several oaks. High Ceilings w/crown molding, 2’’ blinds, lg. tile flring or 5’’ slated hand-scraped dark engineered hardwood flooring throughout. Lg. Covered patio. Sprkl.sys. 3-car gar. $385,000 call Virginia Mack 281207-5200 (6011SLL)

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LAKEFIELD– Lovely Recently Updated 2-Story,4 bedroom home w/both formals. New Carpet, Fresh Int. Paint & Tile flooring done in Sept./2016. All in popular neutral tan colors. Move-in ready! Original owner. Lg. fully fenced yard w/covered patio. High ceilings. Open family/kitchen concept. Kit. w/lots of cabinet space & walk-in Pantry. Bay window in breakfast room. Gas log fireplace in family. Master w/large sitting area & Exec. bath w/jetted tub. 30 year shingled roof(2011). Y-staircase for easy access. $280,000. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4623SL)

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Michaels Ct/Commonwealth Estates SUGARWOOD – Gorgeous custom home w/Pool and Spa. Huge Saint – Grand Estate Style Home w/swing style 3-car stately oak w/up-lighting w/front porch. $130k in Upgrades/ garage located on an oversized lot backing to a lush greenbelt & waterway. Original Owners w/ Updates incl. custom kitchen cabinets , Granite counter tops, SS no pets or children has been well taken care of tons of upgrades/ updates. (Upgrades-Open dual fuel range/double oven. Built-in SS JennAir counter depth &concept Kit. w/granite counters, SS. style appls., Ref/Wine ref/under cabinet lighting. 5” Hardwood flooring, Induction cooktop w/pop-up vent., Exec. Master w/quarts counter, frameless glass shower brush marble & flagstone flooring downstairs. New paint/ bath encl., lg. tile walls & shadow box, full bath down, hardware, AC vents, fans & some lights.) carpet upstairs (7/16). Vaulted ceiling in downstairs LR’s. 2-FP. door Hardwd. in F.Dining. Must See! $599,900 call $440,000 Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200. (VM1714RP) Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4618SM)

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4 bedroom / 3.5 baths in the heart of First Colony. Sparkling pool. Sought after school district! Levy lot. Updated beautiful island kitchen. Gameroom up and master down. Call for a private showing. $ 438,000. CALL BARBARA MONTGOMERY

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CONTACT: SIENNA PLANTATION - Fabulous pool 281-460-4236 cell cul-de-sac lot! 4 BR, 2.5 bath. Recent paint, Mahogany 281-980-5050 office size wood laminate floors in entry, DR & LR. Kitchen has gas 281-980-5426 fax cooking & Bosch dishwasher. Master BR on 1st floor in rear kanderson@garygreene.com

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of home for extra privacy. Large backyard backs to Levee, so no neighbors behind. $269,900 (4054DL)

QUAIL VALLEY - Absolutely stunning patio home on the water! Updated top to bottom. Wood-look tile floor downstairs in LR, DR, KIT, master BR/bath. Master BR down w/sitting area overlooking water. KIT w/ updated appliances, granite counters, double ovens. Roof 2016, double pane windows, Hardiplank exterior, 2 patios with pergolas, sprinkler system! A must see gorgeous home! $250,000 (3807CF)

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5-6 Beds • 4 Full & 1 Half Baths 5,466 Sqft.................... $ 879,000 A beautiful Westport custom home, fabulous wooded lot and a great location...all rolled into one! 5 or 6 bedrooms. Master and second bedroom with ensuite bath are downstairs. Upgraded finishes, including travertine flooring, custom cabinetry, detailed moulding and millwork.

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Dynamic home on golf course with pool & spa! 4 BR/2.5 BATHS, master ABR, CDPE, CRS, GRI down with study. Wood floors in living, replaced tile, granite, 713-828-9007 2-story appliances, roof, siding. 4th BR has RE/MAX Fine Properties French doors/balcony overlooking pool 281-265-5533 • Each Office & golf course. $297,000 (2227ML) Independently Owned & Operated

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One story, 3/2/2, beautifully cared for & includes storm shades. Formals, breakfast & nice kitchen plus gorgeous landscaping. Huge master, separate tub & shower in master bath. Fresh tile in bath, kitchen & breakfast. Quiet street, close to Riverstone. $199,900. (7214CB)

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BLAIR MEADOW 4/2/2 • $224,500

BRIGHTON 3/2/2 • $183,000

ROOF IN 2016,UPDATED KIT W/GRANITE & GLASS TILE BACKSPLASH. STAINLESS APPLIANCES. SPARKLING POOL.

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CRESCENT LAKES - Beautiful 2 story home in the most desirable Crescent Lakes in the heart of First Colony. Nice open layout, 2 BR down, game room and 3 guest BR on 2nd floor. Many upgrades. Best location, top schools. Low tax. Cul-DeSac. Must see. $439,000 (4515GP)

GREATWOOD VILLAGE - Wonderful open layout with high ceilings, formal living & dining rooms. Family room with FP opens to kitchen and morning area. Huge Master suite down with large walk-in closet. Hardwood floors, plantation shutters, custom grade carpets in most rooms. $288,000 (6911GP)

FRESH PAINT IN/OUT, NEW DOORS & STAINMASTER CARPET W/10 YR WARRANTY. GREAT LOCATION.

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FRESH PAINT, GRANITE COUNTERS IN KITCHEN.

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3 Bedrooms • 2 Full Baths 2,074 Sqft.................... $ 192,000 This beautifully appointed one-story home is pristine! Open floor plan w/formal LR/DR. Wood flooring throughout living areas. Gourmet kitchen w/granite counter tops, large island, & SS Samsung stove/microwave. Designer paint throughout interior of home.

MEADOWS PLACE

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RIVER MEADOW 3/2/2 • $ 225,000

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3 Beds • 2 Full & 1 Half Baths 2,498 Sqft.................... $ 245,000 Pristine! This 3 bedroom home is better than new! Almost everything has been updated or upgraded. Kitchen has been upgraded with fabulous granite counter tops, stainless appliances, pendant lights, recessed lighting & stainless appliances. Brand new carpet installed.

GORGEOUS one-story townhome with everything you could want! Upgraded 2/2/2 with study, high ceilings, extended tile thru den, crown molding, formal dining, 2060 sf per tax rolls, super island kitchen with morning room. $349,900. (4318SC)

ALSTON 3/2.5/2 • $ 199,000

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SCOTTSDALE 4/2/2 • $178,000

UPDATED AND READY TO GO WITH FRESH PAINT IN AND OUT. MUST SEE!!!

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SIENNA AREA - Beautiful customized home on 1 acre lot just outside Sienna Plantation. Open floor plan w/soaring ceilings. Spacious family room features a row of windows for great backyard views. Gourmet kitchen w/Stainless upgraded appliances. Master & 2nd bedroom on first floor. Retreat into the master bath w/its over-sized shower, whirlpool tub & HUGE closet. Plan a Staycation in your gated backyard relaxing by the pool & spa. $510,000. (5411RD)

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SIENNA AREA - Fabulous Custom 5 BR home w/ Pool on 2 treed acres! Gourmet kitchen, elegant formals, cozy den, exquisite master suite down. Huge media room, study up. 3 car garage. Wonderful outdoor spaces on private setting yet near grocery, shopping, freeways. $840,000. (5411RD)

SIENNA - Beautiful, sophisticated, elegant – a must see! Gleaming wood flooring, gorgeous granite, stately arches & columns. 4 BR w/ 4 .5 baths make this home as functional as it is beautiful. Open floor plan plus bonus spaces that will delight you! Large back yard w/pool, pergola-covered patio. $439,989. (11103CK)

CORNERSTONE PLACE | 3/2.5/2 | $ 274,900

RODEO PALMS | 4/3/3 | $ 495,000

PECAN GROVE | 4/3.5/2 | $ 320,000

Deborah Breuleux — 281.235.7805

Debbie Ashley — 281.743.1631

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SIENNA VILLAGES OF BEES CREEK | 4/3.5/2 | $ 374,999

ALIANA | 4/3/2 | $ 322,500

SIENNA PLANTATION | 4/3.5/3 | $ 495,000

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SPORTS @FtBendAthletics: Ridge Point still on top By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With three weeks to go in the season, Ridge Point leads District 20-6A with a 4-0 record. Bush and Travis are tied for second with 3-1 records. Hightower and Kempner are tied for third at 2-2, Dulles and Austin are 1-3, and Clements is 0-4. The top four teams go to the playoffs. In District 23-5A, Manvel is in first with a 4-0 record. Texas City and Marshall are tied for second with 3-1 records. Elkins and Ball are 2-2, Willowridge and Santa Fe are 1-3, and Galena Park is 0-4. Here is the rundown of Fort Bend and Stafford football for the past week: Ridge Point 42, Dulles 21 Mason McBride scored three touchdowns as Ridge Point remained undefeated by beating Dulles 42-21. The Panthers held Dulles to 207 total yards and only 58 rushing yards as they controlled the game from the start. McBride rushed 29 times for 203 yards as he scored on runs of 5 yards, 38 yards and 73 yards. Aaron Allen was 9-24 for 134 passing yards and Terry Petry caught two passes for 84 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown reception. Corbin Ball had a 5-yard touchdown run and cornerback Knowledge Smith recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Dulles’ Maurice Frank had nine receptions for one touchdown and Marquiseone touchdown. On Saturday, Ridge Point takes on Austin and Dulles plays Kempner. Bush 45, Clements 14 Bush grabbed a 17-14 halftime lead and then shutout Clements in the second half to win 45-14. Clements’ Robert Dominguez scored on a 2-yard run to give Clements the early lead. Shawn Thomas caught a 55-yard pass from Wade Freeman to tie the game at 7. Dominguez scored again, this time from 33-yards out as Clements regained the lead. Bush’s Ricky Arreaga kicked a 21-yard field goal and Olukaka Ibekwe returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown with 33 seconds to go in the half to give Bush momentum going into the third quarter. The second half was all Bush as Brian Smith had a 5-yard touchdown run, Freeman a 41-yard touchdown run, Smith an 11-yard scoring run and Cameron Hongo finished the scoring with a 74-yard interception return.

Freeman was 12-18 for 222 passing yards and a touchdown and four rushes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Donte Donahue had three receptions for 66 yards. Robert Dominguez led Clements with 15 rushes for 92 yards and two touchdowns, and two receptions for 31-yards. On Thursday Clements meets Hightower and on Friday Bush takes on Travis. Kempner 50, Hightower 44 Kempner’s Alec Carr scored on a 1-yard run in overtime to give the Cougars a 50-44 win over Hightower and keep the Cougars in the playoff hunt. Hightower took the lead first on a 30-yard field goal by Jose Gallegos-Perez. Carr then made it 7-3 Kempner after he scored on a 14-yard run. Hightower then scored three straight touchdowns with Sir-Zavious Brousard scoring twice, first on 28-yard run and again on a 42-yard run. Keitric Whiting scored on a 14-yard run before Gallegos-Perez kicked a 39-yard field goal. Kempner’s Jacob Landry scored on a 59-yard pass from Carr to make the halftime score 28-21 Hightower. Hightower increased their lead in the third quarter as Andre Lewis returned a punt 45-yards for a touchdown and scored on a 35-yard run. It was Kempner’s turn now as Matthew Martinez caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Carr and Billy Reagins Jr. scored on a 4-yard run to make the third quarter score 41-36 in favor of Hightower. After a Hightower field goal, Reagins scored on a 4-yard run and Freddy Lopez ran in the 2-point conversion to send the game to overtime where Carr won the game on his 1-yard run. Kempner had 477-yards of total offense and Hightower had 433. For Kempner, Carr was 6-9 for 154 passing yards and two touchdowns, and 10 rushes for 51 yards and a touchdown. Landry had three receptions for 78-yards and a touchdown. Reagins carried 27 times for 180-yards and two touchdowns. “The O-line is great. Everything is coming together as we planned,” Reagins said. “We have to keep working so we can keep our season going.” “We had a great team victory,” offensive lineman Dalton Perez said. “We believe we can compete with anyone in our district.” Hightower’s Brousard was 5-14 for 43 passing yards and 1 touchdown, and 14 carries for 147-yards and two touchdowns. Joshua Johnson had 11 carries for 114 yards.

Athlete of the Week Amryn Jeffrey. On Thursday Hightower plays Clements and on Saturday Kempner plays Dulles. Travis 43, Austin 42 With 3:36 to go in the game, Travis executed a 2-point conversion to beat Austin 43-42 and improve their record to 3-1. Travis scored first on a Dylan Johnson 33-yard run. Austin countered with a 51-yard touchdown pass from Chris Rivers to Ahmed Abdelrahman. Austin’s Darius Milton then intercepted a pass at the 7 yard line and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown to put the Bulldogs up 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. “After I caught it, I could see I could take it to the house,” Milton said. “It gave us some momentum.” In the second quarter, Travis regained the momentum by scoring 21 unanswered points to take a 28-14 lead. Dylan Johnson scored first on a 1-yard run, Naveon Mitchell scored on a 4-yard run, and Arjei Henderson caught a 48-yard pass from Amryn Jeffrey for the third touchdown. Austin slowed the Travis momentum when Rivers scored on a 2-yard run as time ran out, making the halftime score 28-21 in favor of Travis. Henderson caught another touchdown pass to start the second half, this one for 48-yards from Jeffrey. Austin answered with a 45-yard scoring pass from Rivers to Milton, a 35-yard punt return for a touchdown by Breet Morvant and a 4-yard touchdown run from Gerard Miller to give Austin a 42-35 lead. With 3:36 to go in the game, Henderson caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Jeffrey to make the score 42-41. Travis elected to go for the win and quarterback Jeffrey caught a pass from Parker Washington to claim the win. “We just started running that play this week,” Jeffrey said. “It was perfect timing.” “We had great execution on

Under Armour to present All-American jersey to Stafford’s Hezekiah Jones the Greater Houston area. He will be the only player from Fort Bend County in the game. The Under Armour AllAmerican Game, which started in 2008, has featured the likes of Amari Cooper (Oakland Raiders) and Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons). Its alums include four NFL Pro Bowlers, 94 NFL draft picks (23 in the first round), two Super Bowl champions and a Heisman Trophy winner.

@FtBendAthletics Athlete of the Week The Fort Bend Star @FtBendAthletics Athlete of the Week is Amryn Jeffrey of Travis. Jeffrey was 31-45 for 500 passing yards and three touchdowns, and he scored the winning 2 points on a pass from Parker Washington after a double reverse.

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The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #66 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2016 on Friday, October 28, 2016, 12:00 p.m., at the offices of Philbin & Associates, 6363 Woodway, Suite 725, Houston, Texas 77057. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal:

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Stafford 69, Brazosport 8 Aside from their three forfeits due to an ineligible player, Stafford remained undefeated as the Spartans clobbered Brazosport 69-8. Up next, Stafford hosts Sealy on Friday night.

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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 to StarNews@FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477. THURSDAY, OCT. 20 CREATE A BLOG

First Colony Branch Library will present a free class, “Create a Blog with Google Blogger,” 11 a.m., in the Conference Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The class is open to the public. Reservations are required. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “First Colony Branch Library,” and find the program or call 281-238-2800.

FRIDAY, OCT. 21 2ND ANNUAL FBISD SUGAR SHINDIG The Fort Bend Education Foundation’s 2nd Annual Sugar Shindig at Safari Texas begins at 6:30 pm. An evening of fun including a fajita dinner, a dessert auction and dancing to the music of Password is hosted by the Angels of Education Auxiliary, whose mission is to create community awareness for the Foundation’s Grants to Teachers and Schools programs. Visit www.fortbendisd.com/foundation to purchase tickets and/or donate.

SATURDAY, OCT 22 FREE FLU SHOTS Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Fort Bend Exchange Club, Rotary Club of Sugar Land, Rotary Club of Fort Bend and Toys for Tots Fort Bend, is offering free flu shots to community members who participate in Santa’s Gift Exchange. Fort Bend and surrounding area residents can bring a new, unwrapped toy or clothing item to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon in exchange for a free flu shot. The toys and clothing will benefit local children in the Fort Bend area.

SATURDAY, OCT. 22 SIENNA OKTOBERFEST Enjoy polka bands, a biergarten and more from 4-8 p.m. The event is open to the public and tickets are $10, including one drink ticket, one food ticket and a signature bierstein. Proceeds benefit the Fort Bend Education Foundation.

17TH ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR The 17th annual Garden Tour will be held 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Rain date Oct. 29.) Across the Bend features six diverse gardens with locations throughout Fort Bend County. Tickets are $15 and are sold at any of the homes. Visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org for more information.

DRUG “TAKE BACK” DAY Missouri City will partner with the Missouri City Police Department, 3849 Cartwright Road, to accept unwanted medication free of charge, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event provides residents the opportunity to safely dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. For more information, visit www.missouricitytx.gov.

CRAFT YOUR HEART OUT Craft Your Heart Out will be held at the Missouri City Branch Library, 11 a.m., in the Conference Room of the library, 1530 Texas Parkway. The monthly program is for people who enjoy all kinds of crafts. Bring a craft project and share experiences with others. All ages and experience levels. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-2382100 or 281-633-4734.

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The Sugar Land Garden Club’s 17th annual garden tour 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date is Oct. 29.) This year’s tour features gardens in Colony Bend, Oyster Point, River Park, Orchard Lake Estates, Imperial Park, and Bridle Path. Tickets are $15. Children under 12 are free. Visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org for more information.

MONDAY, OCT. 24 LEARN SEWING BASICS Learn sewing basics at First Colony Branch Library from 6-7:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Free and open to the public, reservations are required. Register online at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Calendar, select First Colony Branch, and find the program, or call 281-238-2800.

ADULT COLORING HOUR Adult coloring hour will be held at the Sugar Land Branch Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. Learn more about adult coloring – the latest trend in relaxation and stress-reduction techniques. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.

APOLLO - TO THE MOON University Branch Library will hold a program called Apollo – To the Moon at 7 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Retired NASA physicist F. Don Cooper will share his experiences creating the technology that helped launch Apollo 11 in 1969.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 TOWN HALL MEETING Town hall meetings for Sugar Land City Council District 1 will be held 6-8 p.m., at the T.E. Harman Senior Center, 226 Matlage Way. Residents are invited to attend a meet and greet from 6-6:30 p.m. Topics include a proposed texting and driving ban, Smart Financial Centre, a neighborhood Walmart grocery store and the redevelopment of the Imperial property. Visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/myneighborhood for more information.

3D PRINTING & TINKERCAD BASICS A program on 3D printing and Tinkercad basics will be held at Mamie George Branch Library from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Makerspace area of the library, located at 320 Dulles Ave. in Stafford. One person in attendance will win a personalized 3D-printed keychain! Free and open to the public, reservations are required. Visit www.fortbend.lib. tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “Mamie George Branch Library,” and find the program, or call 281-238-2880.

FRIDAY, OCT 28 9TH ANNUAL MAD HATTER STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE Benefiting Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. 6:30 – 10pm at Texas Safari Ranch. For more information visit: fortbendseniors.org or contact Sara Adams sara@fortbendseniors.org or 281-633-7023.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29 FALL FINE ART SHOW A Fall Fine Art Show sponsored by the Art League of Fort Bend will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Vogelsang’s Heritage Hall - 1903 Avenue G, Rosenberg. A wide range of styles and techniques will be represented.

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Imperial invites home buyers to explore indoor and outdoor fall decorating ideas with a tour of the community’s professionally decorated model homes and a free peek at six of Fort Bend’s most lavish gardens. Free tickets to the Sugar Land Garden Tour now through Oct 21. Imperial is located on the site formerly occupied by the historic Imperial Sugar Company.

Houston Folklore & Music, a special live performance by the Society, will be held at 2 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the library at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.

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The Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Sienna Plantation and the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County are teaming up to fight the flu and illiteracy by offering the public a free flu shot. No appointment is necessary. Simply drive up to the Convenient Care Center, donate a new book or writing notebook and receive a free flu shot. The Center in Sienna Plantation is located at 8780 Highway 6 in Missouri City, near HEB. For more information, call 713-222-2273.

Fort Bend ISD will host a Drug Take Back Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Mercer Stadium parking lot (16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land). The event provides the community with a safe way of disposing of unused or expired medication they may have in their homes. For more information, visit www.dea.gov.

TEXIAN MARKET DAYS Visit George Ranch Historical Park for battle re-enactments, hands-on activities, period music, historic house tours, and more. Tickets $15 for adults /$10 for children. For more information, visit www.texianmarketdays.com or call 281-343-0218.

PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL A Pumpkin Patch Festival will be held from 3-6 p.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City. Benefiting the pre-school program. Hand bands available for $5, includes all rides and crafts. For more information, contact melinda@ siennachurch.org 281-778-2046.

OKTOBERFEST SIENNA-STYLE Oktoberfest Sienna-Style will be heldat the Village of Sawmill Lake model home park, 9815 Cameron Way, from 4-8 p.m. Enjoy music, food, games and a Biergarten (ages 21 and up.) $10 admission. Participants receive a commemorative Sienna bierstein, one drink and one food item per ticket. The event is open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Fort Bend Education Foundation. Visit www.siennaplantation.com.

NIFTY 50 DULLES REUNION The 
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DESERTED HAUNTED HOUSE A Deserted Haunted House will be hosted by the Harmony School of Science HOSA Club, 8-10 p.m., 13522 West Airport Blvd. Sugar Land, in the gym. $7 at the door, proceeds benefit HOSA students in national medical competitions and international and state conferences for the medical profession.

MONDAY, OCT. 31 FORT BEND CARES GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP The Fort Bend Cares Golf Championship will be held at Pecan Grove Country Club. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with lunch at 11 a.m. followed by an 11:45 a.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from the event help improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County. To sponsor or sign up a team visit www.fortbendcares.org, email angie@ fortbendcares.org, or call 832-819-2005.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 MS COMPUTER CLASSES University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, will present free, introductory computer classes this month in the computer lab. “MS Publisher Survival Basics” Nov. 2, 2

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3 FACEBOOK CLASS A Facebook class will be held 2 p.m., in the Computer Lab at the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land. Learn how to set up a Facebook account, search for friends, make “friend requests,” and write wall posts. The class is free, reservations are required. Registration will open on Oct. 20. Visit www. fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program, or call 281-633-5100.

SATURDAY, NOV. 5 THE JIG IS UP IN CONCERT The Jig is Up will be in concert at First United Methodist Church, Missouri City, at 10 a.m. in the church Chapel of the Resurrection, at FUMC is 3900 Lexington Blvd. For more information, call 281499-3502 or email FriendsoftheArts@comcast.net.

MAKER DAY@ THE LIBRARY University Branch Library will host school-age students in grades 1 through 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land. Stations will be set up throughout the library with art and science activities to encourage, inspire, and empower young people to explore the possibilities of their imaginations. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734..

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 4-6 LIVE PERFORMANCES Live performances by Pandora Theatre, of Vox Feminina VII, Laugh Lines, will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 6, and from 2-4 p.m., in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The production contains content that may not be appropriate for those under the age of 16. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.

SATURDAY, NOV. 5 HARVEST GREEN HARVEST FEST The Harvest Green Harvest Fest will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harvest Green model home park, 618 Vineyard Hollow Court in Richmond. Maniac Pumpkin Carvers will hold a live carving demonstration and food Network stars Marc Evan and Chris Soria will cap off an event that includes a farmers market, pie eating contest, food trucks, Village Farm tours and harvest-themed activities. Enter to win one of the uniquely decorated pumpkins and try your hand at embellishing a gourds at the pumpkin-decorating station. Free and open to the public, some activities may require a small fee. For more info, visit www.harvestgreentexas.com.

SPARKLER FAIR Sugar Mill Elementary will host the Sparkler Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13707 Jess Pirtle Blvd. between Eldridge Road and Burney Road. Games, an auction, train rides, face painting and food trucks. For more info visit www.sugarmillpta.org. All funds raised will benefit Sugar Mill Elementary PTA.

SUNDAY, NOV. 6 34TH ANNUAL FUN RUN/WALK The Fort Bend Optimist Club Annual Fun Run/Walk is the primary fundraiser for its Youth Scholarship Program and many other programs that support Fort Bend Youth. The 5K race is on a level course and is timed electronically. Trophies will be given for the overall winner, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group in the 5K Run. There will be lots of giveaways, silent auction and raffle.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 RR MUSEUM HOME SCHOOL DAY Rosenberg Railroad Museum will feature the Operation Lifesaver Program and careers in the railroading industry from 10 a.m. to noon at 1921 Avenue F in Rosenberg. $15/child (5-12), children under 2 are free. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.rosenbergrrmuseum.org or call 281-633-2846.

DIGITAL PHOTO-EDITING BASICS Digital Photo-Editing Basics will be offered at 2 p.m., in the Computer Lab of the University Branch library, located at 14010 University Blvd. in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Learn how to use free, online photo-editing tools to fix or fine-tune photos. Free and open to the public, reservations are required. Visit www. fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program. or call 281-633-5150.

HOLIDAY PAPER-CRAFT WORKSHOP A Holiday Paper-Craft Workshop will be held at the Mamie George Branch Library 10-11:30 am, in the Makerspace area of the library, located at 320 Dulles Ave. in Stafford. Learn how to design and create customized holiday greeting cards and gift-wrappings. Free and open to the public, reservations are required. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “calendar,” select “Mamie George Branch Library,” and find the program, or call 281-238-2880.

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