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Early voting now underway Affecting residents in Texas, there are some constitutional amendments on the ballot, 9 of them listed as propositions. Fort Bend County has a mobility bond referendum for road and bridge construction costing just about $185 million. Previous mobility bond referendums approved in Fort Bend were in 2000 and 2007 for which reportedly almost all the road projects have been completed. Fort Bend

By Elsa Maxey

Early voting started this Monday in Fort Bend County and it runs until Friday, November 1 for the General Election scheduled on Tuesday, November 5. For those not registered to vote, it’s too late for this next election since the deadline was Oct. 7. But for the eligible voters living in Fort Bend County, what’s there to vote on?

Mark your calendars for the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s iFest LIVE 2013 International Festival & Vendor Fair scheduled for Saturday, November 2, from 10:00am-2:00pm at Constellation Field. iFest LIVE! 2013, underwritten by the Sugar Land Skeeters and Legends, is an event that celebrates the tremendous diversity of Fort Bend ISD by highlighting the unique traditions, arts, and foods of its many cultures, as well as increasing awareness for the Education Foundation and its mission. Front row (L-R): Ann Larasati, Arlita Pang, iFest Chair Shefali Jhaveri, Tracy Feng, Abla Amin, Nappinnai Natarajan. Back row (L-R): Daniel Nwadei, Stephanie Figoli, FBEF Board Member Lina Sabouni, Yamei Zhong, Sugar Land Skeeters Kyle Dawson, Mona Barai, Lisa Kulhanek, FBEF Board Member Terri Wang, FBEF Board Member Beatriz De Alvarado and Rustin Buck. See related article on page 8.

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Ron Meisinger remembers January 9, 2012 well."I waded home to find water two inches below the top of my foundation," he recalled. In just ninety minutes, over five inches of rain fell in Meisinger's Ragus Lakes neighborhood, flooding streets and homes. It wasn't the first time Meisinger had seen his neighborhood flooded in the last 30 years. public officials from being civilly But after the January 9, 2012 sued for damages unless they flooding, Meisinger wrote a letter violated "clearly established law" and hand delivered it to Sugar of which a "reasonable official in Land City Hall. Meisinger says his position would have known." he was "shocked" when Mayor This stems from the tragic James Thompson called wanting incident that occurred on to set-up a walking tour of the February 18, 2009, when Stafford neighborhood in February of 2012. STAFFORD, continued on page 8 Now, after unanimous approval by the Sugar Land City Council, $4.4 million dollars in drainage improvements are set to begin in Ragus Lakes and

Trick shooting... it’s only for the movies By LeaAnne Klentzman

So, last week when a gang of reprobates are showing off their pistol CRIMINAL pack’n acumen OF THE WEEK at a local party, imagine, it all went wrong when one buddy shot another and killed him, on accident of course. He was a buddy. After that kind of shock, who’s gonna think clear, so they load the dead buddy in the back seat of the shooter’s Caddie and off


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adjacent Covington Woods. "From February of 2012 to tonight took twenty months", Meisinger told the city council on October 15. "That's warp speed by city standards. A snail's pace by mine. But I'm glad we're here". SER Construction Partners was awarded the construction

project which includes the installation of an 8 foot by 5 foot box culvert along Ragus Lake Drive, Vickery Drive, Kathi Lynn Lane, Jo Ann Lane and then a 42inch reinforced concrete pipe will be installed along Jo Ann Drive. Improvements will continue into $4.4 MILLION, continued on page 8

Perfect score for SMSD's Financial Integrity Report By Karen Daniels

Each year school districts must disclose their financial information to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) so that the State may determine that schools are spending responsibly and being "held accountable for their financial resources." Public schools and open-enrollment charters (1,026 total) must participate.

This year, Stafford MSD received a perfect score of 70 for the State's rating system. Each question on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) is worth 5 points, and a passing score is 52. There are four categories assigned to districts after their final score is established: Superior; Above PERFECT SCORE, continued on page 8

Running for a cause

By Karen Daniels

This week at SMSD, now through October 25, a donation drive benefitting the Fort Bend County Women's Shelter is being held. Gently used clothing and items such as toys, dish wares, purses, jewelry and shoes are being requested to stock at the PennyWise Resale Center located in Stafford.

Commissioners Court announced plans not to increase the county tax rate to fund the mobility projects called for in this election. If you live in Sugar Land and are registered to vote, consider Sugar Land’s three propositions amounting to $50 million of parks projects and broken down as: 1) the issuance of $18.5 million for a major 60-acre

$4.4 million Ragus Lakes drainage project to begin

Stafford City Council alters schedule to attend 5th Circuit Court of Appeals other cases, it does help to have a presence." This case is strictly to present to a three-panel judge the argument for the removal of Chief Bonny Krahn's and Officer Jesus Estrada's name as individuals from a pending case that involves the City of Stafford. The grounds are qualified immunity that can be applied to

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What’s on the November 5 ballot?

iFest LIVE! 2013 set for November 2

The current meeting schedule for Stafford City Council is the first and third Wednesday of each month. The next regularly scheduled meeting, November 6, 2013, will be held one week earlier so that several members of Council and Mayor Leonard Scarcella may attend oral arguments in the Hobart v. Estrada hearing at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Councilmember Felecia Evans-Smith spoke about the need for this date change. "It's very important that we show our support." Mayor Scarcella added, "Having been there on three


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Fort Bend County woman abducted and assaulted By LeaAnne Klentzman

A Northeast Fort Bend County woman was abducted and assaulted along a neighborhood roadway last week as she jogged. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in finding the two men who abducted and sexually assaulted


a woman in the early morning hours of October 14, 2013. According to Haenel, the victim was out jogging near

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The Fort Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land conducts an annual fund raising event to support their community youth activities. The event is a Fun Run / Walk and will be held on Sunday, November 3. The goal is to raise $31,000 to celebrate the 31st year of helping the youth in Fort Bend County. The 8:30 a.m. 5K certified race will be followed by a 2-mile walk at 8:40 a.m. Both events will begin at Sugar Land Memorial Park, located at the corner of Commonwealth Blvd. and University Blvd. For more information to sponsor the Fun Run, call Mel Haycraft (281) 208-2838 or Bill Johnson at (281) 734-3349. Runners gather at starting line at last year’s fun run. See related article on page 8.

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Opening just in time for Halloween is the gothic musical theatre phenomenon, JEKYLL & HYDE, at Fort Bend Theatre, 2815 N. Main Street in Stafford, TX. Shows run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm, October 25 - November 24. An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, JEKYLL & HYDE is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic. Tickets are only $16 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, with group rates available. For more information or to purchase your tickets online, go to the FBT website, www.fortbendtheatre. com, or call 281-208-3333.

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Galvan’s Sausage House 1924 Hwy. 90A (near Pitts Rd.) Richmond, TX Cuisine: Homemade Sausage, Brisket, Ribs and Boudin Folks, this may be the bestkept secret in Fort Bend County. A very unassuming place tucked in a small, red, woodframed building with no more than five tables in it. Across the dirt driveway is an outdoor covered area where firewood is sold and meats are smoked

in barbecue pits. This is an obvious mom & pop business that, based on the steady stream of customers that come in to pick up orders or stay to eat, is popular among the locals. There you will see Mr. Galvan who prepares & smokes the meats himself. His significant other takes your order. They specialize in sausage and boudin, but the brisket and ribs are very good as well. All of these are offered prepared and hot, or


AN URBAN MYTH is circulating the Sugar Land area. If you have received a “forward” OR an Email OR overheard a “situation” that really sounds OVER THE TOP just disregard. OR CALL THE POLICE NON EMERGENCY NUMBER: Ask for a dispatcher and report what you have heard. CYPRESS POINT ENTRANCE @ Cartwright: A resident, who lives on this street is requesting more updates and flowers for their median where the monument sign stands. “WITH THE EYES OF A STRANGER”: The next time you turn on to your street just pretend you are “houseshopping”. Check out the appearance of the street as it pertains to the houses and front yards. When you pull up in front of your house ask yourself this question: “Does my house have “curb appeal?” As you stand outside your front door give this area a careful “look”. Does your front porch look clean, and your front door look shinny & bright? Do you receive a colorful “greeting” from “real” plants OR the ones you can buy that do not need pruning or watering? REMEMBER: A “FIRST IMPRESSION” IS A “LASTING” IMPRESSION:

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The sides were canned or, for the most part, not prepared in-house. The quality of the barbecue rates right up there with the best, but other rivals beat them out on the sides. Overall, if I wanted good barbecue to take home, this

would be my “go to” place and I like being able to get the boudin to go with it. Overall Rating: 4 stars. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar. com for consideration.

Special guests await at Sugar Land's Halloween Town Radio Disney is making its way to Town Square for Sugar Land's sixth annual Halloween Town event on Oct. 27, from 4-8 p.m. Michael Jackson's "Thriller," spectacular prizes and the Radio Disney road team will spice up the night with choreographed dance moves and interactive intermissions. The contests will be held on the steps of City Hall throughout the evening. Prizes will be awarded to first- , second- and third-place winners. Radio Disney will provide prizes for all winners; A Dog's Life Luxury Dog Boutique will award special treats to winning pets; and HeroesWorld, a comic bookstore, will donate special prizes to the best dressed superheroes. Limited space is provided

per category, so all contestants are encouraged to pre-register soon using the contest entry form at halloweentown. For a printed form or more information, call (281) 275-2885. Other entertainment this year will include festive walkaround entertainment, a strolling magician, carnival games, a munchkin pumpkin patch, a spooky story telling booth and a piñata area. A variety of Town Square retailers such as Jamba Juice, Turquoise Grill & Bar, Fish City Grill, Amegy Bank and Pinot's Palette will have other scare-free surprises for families in attendance. Instead of the traditional trick-or-treating at the onsite retailers, children are encouraged to retrieve free candy at candy stations that will be located

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been to seminar after seminar, class after class, yet there is still no training manual, no standard of operations, nor is there a start date for the unit. bit ua r i e s Seems the Crisis intervention Unit needs some intervention Street cops understand crisis, By LeaAnne Klentzman of its own. Looks a lot like that they understand violent crisis; vehicle maintenance problem; Mental Health – We are however they are ill equipped all the parts are there, been paid in a crisis! Here, there, and to deal with a noncriminal for, but nothing seems to be Steven Wayne Goins James 22 and Daniel 20. He is everywhere mental health person in that kind of crisis. working. You got the money, October 11, 1961 - October 14, 2013 also survived by a brother Mi- problems are surfacing across Doctors spend years in go buy yourself a supervisor, chael, and sisters, Debbie, Candy our country and most importantly training in order to deal with Steve passed away on and Jennifer, all of Indiana. He across our county. Inexplicably those who have lost their cheese, maybe one with some people 10/14/13; he had been ill for the also had many friends and ac- we seem to collectively ignore they make hundreds of thousands skills! We will let you know past year. Prior to his illness he quaintances who will miss his the looming problem of those of dollars talking with and about that federal grant money. was the owner and operator of outgoing personality and friend- around us who cannot deal treating these folks in a protected This is Texas, we all have Cannon Termite & Pest Control liness. with the everyday issues of life. environment. Not the case crazies, some to more degrees Services, Inc. located in Sugar There will be no memorial ser- For those living in the odyssey than others but heck when the when one or maybe two street Land, Texas where Steve lived vice in Texas, and Steve will be of the mental health system cops arrive at a home where holidays roll around we all for the past 20 years. laid to rest with family in In- either as a client, or a supporter, dress up and pass the potatoes, the family has been terrorized He is survived by two sons, diana. it can seem overwhelming, praying everybody’s cheese or push beyond imagination. hangs on their cracker… seemingly no place to turn Once at the home, the at least for the day. and little help to be given. family wants police to make Get them doggies’s roll’n In less refined circles a mental things okay, officers expect – Yes, it is time to vote for health episode can be referred and demand compliance from to as letting one’s cheese slip a person in crisis when they Mobility Bonds. According to Dan Roach, the campaign off one’s cracker. That however confront each other, it is yet is never a good plan, and those another crisis to unfold. If the Treasurer for Keep Fort Bend with the slipping cheese can be subject in crisis makes a sudden Moving, “This Bond issue will catapulted into a full blown crisis move, and the officer responds provide $184.9 million. City, Ronald Lee Flower Mound, half by a single event. Irrespective state, and federal funds will based on his police training, Dearman, 76, of sister, Karen Chance of the cause, when the cheese often the end result is tragic. increase it to $384.3 million Wharton, formerly of Jeter of Monahans, is off the cracker; the crisis is in to upgrade our system without Not illegal, often not a crime, Sugar Land, passed daughter, Cindy full swing and help is needed. but a tragedy none the less. increasing your tax rate.” In away October 17, Dearman of Wharton, Precinct 1 alone there is a total In the late 1980’s Sheriff Gus For the last couple of years 2013. He was born on daughter and son in George set up a Mental Health of $94,460,000 in benefits for Fort Bend County has been September 3, 1937 to law, Rhonda and John Unit after the Reagan era tax cuts studying this problem. They the Fort Bend voting public Lee and Christine Addison of Alvin, began to make law enforcement applied for and received if the referendum passes. The Dearman in Cushing , granddaughter and the front line for mental health a federal grant, they have proposed updates and changes Oklahoma. husband, Stephanie crisis, not the criminally insane. are sprinkled nicely across selected personnel for the Crisis Ron married Dorand Jason Vallet of That help was abolished shortly Intervention Team (CIT) that the county. For example, othy Shellhammer in Danevang, grandson, after Sheriff Milton Wright took is slated to serve all of Fort Beechnut, long known as “The 1956 in Coyle, Oklahoma. Philip Cernoch of Wharton, grand- office 1997 when he dismantled Bend County, just like before, Road to Nowhere” between Ron is preceded in death by his daughter, Audrey Addison of the Mental Health Unit. they have trained supervisors, FM 1464 and the dead-end father, Lee Dearman; mother and Alvin, great granddaughter, Since then, all across Fort heck they have even paid a at Nowhere will finally lead step father, Christine and Orvil Reagan Vallet of Danevang and Bend County there has been to somewhere. It will be sergeant over at the Sheriff’s Kinney; and half brother, Randy many family and friends. an abysmal history of dealing opened from Bellaire Texas Office for nearly a year, still Kinney. Ron was a devoted family man with citizens who have slipped all the way to Peek Road in no CIT Unit. That sergeant has He was a member of Sugar and an avid volunteer for 25 years into crisis. The problem is Land Baptist Church. at Brazos Bend State Park. so prevalent that the State of A Memorial service will be In lieu of flowers, the family Texas mandated that all law held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 asks that donations be made to the enforcement officers must attend THE FORT BEND at Sugar Land Baptist Church with Brazos Bend State Park (Volun- Crisis Intervention Training Pastor Phil Linebarger officiating. teer Organization) in his name. since they are first responders. He is survived by his wife of 57 Funeral services were under the While that training is insightful years, Dorothy Dearman of direction of Wharton Funeral and provides a very different Wharton, sister, Jo Dearman of Home. perspective for officers, it By Elsa Maxey is still not the solution.






west Fort Bend County. Who would have ever dreamed? The new roadway will be a two-lane asphalt road with shoulders and a 100 foot rightof-way that is 9,600 feet long and cost a total of $2,100,000. In far-east Fort Bend County, Chimney Rock will connect from FM 2234/McHard Road all the way to Rosa Parks Elementary School. That stretch of roadway will be 11600 feet in length consisting of two- lanes of concrete road with curbs and 100 foot right-of-way. It will also include bridges over the American Water Canal and over Mustang Bayou. It is slated to cost $11,700,000. A more universally used intersection slated to be improved is Stadium Drive to US 90A near Constellation Field. This four-lane concrete boulevard along old Burney Road between Stadium Drive and US 90A will also include a new crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad and a bridge over Oyster Creek. It will be 2,500 feet and cost $13,400,000 total. For more information visit www.fortbendcountytx. gov and type Mobility Bond Election: November 5, 2013 in the search box. All this talk about monies begs the question, if we can fix all these roads, why can’t we get the ball rolling on Mental Health? Save your own mental health, vote in the Bond Election. Send questions or inquiries to LeaAnne Klentzman Fort Bend Star 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 Stafford Texas 77477

how it’s worth fighting for bringing the nation back to fiscal responsibility. Limbaugh’s address was a partisan delivery, but more importantly, it was about what the people of this country are finding to be contentious in relation to their federal government, whose downward spiral started at least two decades ago. A conservative like his brother, Limbaugh maintains that there is a price to be paid in 2014 Conservative American running for public office like as was the case in 2010, referring political commentator and author, Texas State Senators Ken Paxton to the elections. He also referred David Limbaugh, came to town and Dan Patrick, for Attorney to the possible creation of a third this month. He was here as the General and Lt. Governor, party. One of the evening’s most guest of the Spirit of Freedom respectively. Among the local inspiring and feel good moments, Republican Women for a VIP notables were Fort Bend County however, was the national reception and dinner. Actually, he Judge Bob Hebert, Precinct 4 anthem sung by Debbie Fancher was the main dish, in a manner Commissioner James Patterson, at the beginning of the program. of speaking. Limbaugh, is the Missouri City Councilmember As for the government younger brother of talk show Danny Nguyen, FBISD Board shutdown, after 16 days the host Rush Limbaugh, was the of Trustee Jim Rice, Stafford sequester ended. National parks evening’s feature addressing Municipal School District and monuments across the U.S. a sold out crowd at the Safari Board of Trustee Virginia have reopened, the suspended Texas Ballroom. A passionate Rosas, Sheriff Troy Nehls, government services (about 17 patriot was what some called former councilmember Barbara percent that were affected) are him, in part because he spoke Gibson, Frank and Trudy Hester, back up, and federal employees for two hours, non-stop, about Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace returning to work will be what ails the country during Jim Richard and his wife, Laura, getting back pay for the time this period of turmoil in what seeking the Fort Bend County spent at home. Reports are that will become part of its history. Clerk seat, and on and on and on. the deal struck by Congress is Local elected officials filled The nationally syndicated only temporary while a stop the gigantic ballroom and their columnist and author talked gap measure is in place to fund introductions read like a Who’s about the ills of the current the government until Jan. 15 Who of movers and shakers White House administration and for increasing the Treasury joined by out of town others and Congress overall, and Department’s borrowing power. The debt limit over the $16.7 trillion threshold has been authorized. This national debt issue will be revisited, probably in March of next year.


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

"May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you." —1 Thessalonians 3:12


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2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 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 Education hour for all ages: 9:15am


4655 Techniplex Dr., Ste. 300 Stafford, TX 77477

281-690-4200 Local civic minded leaders like Danny Nguyen, Terese Raia, Lynda and Mickey Mixon with state senators Ken Paxton and Dan Patrick were among the guests of the Spirit of Freedom Republican Women at an Evening with David Limbaugh.

Delta Kappa Gamma to hold fundraiser October 29

800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship

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

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Lambda Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society of key women educators will hold a fundraising event at Old Hickory Inn Barbecue from 4pm-8pm to raise scholarship money for qualified high school women graduates who will major in education. The public is invited to come and eat at this time in order to support this fundraiser as a portion of food sales will be donated to the cause.  If you can’t stay and eat, call in your order during these times and stop by to pick up. Old Hickory Inn Barbeque is located in the Missouri City Township Center at 3334 FM 1092. For further information, call 281-499-5885. Shown l-r in the photo are: Mary Crochet, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Thompson, and Linda Russell.

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I'm Sick and Tired... ...of the president telling us that Obamacare is going to lower our health care costs This ridiculous 2,000 page health care law that now includes 10,000+ more pages of regulations had nothing to do with saving Michael Fredrickson me money on my health care. It was part of his and the rest of the socialist democrats diabolical plan to turn the U.S. health care system into socialized medicine (single-pay-

er). There is no argument about that at all. He stated those exact words in recorded interviews when he was a state senator in Illinois. In addition, the extreme leftist democrats that run the Democrat Party are all on video “bragging” that they are seeking, hope to end up with, will not be happy until the U.S. only has single-payer health care (socialized medicine). My companies health care plan costs have increased every year for 10 years. Now with Obamacare’s mandates and regu-

lations if you think our health care bill is decreasing... guess again. When the American public finally catches their snap and are on the verge of revolt all those republicans and democrats will say they are going to “fix it” not by repealing the entire act, but instead by making it a single-payer system. They will claim that is the only “fix”. The leftist democrat president claimed the Affordable Care Act would save an individual $2500 per year on their current health care costs. Costs are actually going to be $7,500 MORE annually. That is a $10,000 spread or difference between what the extremist president said and what his policy caused. The president is a leftist that

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wants to redistribute wealth. Obamacare wasn’t designed to lower MY health care costs at all. It was intended to increase the costs to everybody that has company sponsored health care plans while paying a subsidy for low wage workers that sign up for one of the government exchange plans. By making every health care policy accept people with pre-existing conditions, the government is making all insurance policies cost more. A 25-year-old adult that does not have insurance through his employer (either because he opts out of the employer provided plan or the employer can’t afford to offer health care) will not pay for an exchange policy and instead will pay the $95 fine

2013 Fort Bend Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament is Monday, Nov. 4 Planning for the 2013 Fort Bend Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament is well underway. This year’s premier tournament presented by Classic Chevrolet and the City of Missouri City will be held at Quail Valley Golf Course, Monday, November 4 beginning with a shotgun start at 11:00 am. “We are proud to serve the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and look forward to this tournament every year.” says the 2013 Chamber Challenge sponsor Don Kerstetter. The tournament will be played on the El Dorado course at the Quail Valley Golf Course and set up in a scramble format. The day

promises to be packed with fun and excitement for all players with awards ranging from first place teams to hole-in-one! Players will be well taken care of with complimentary snacks and libations. You won’t want to miss out on the after Par-Tee and live auction as a part of the post-tournament festivities held at the fabulous City Centre at Quail Valley. There will be opportunities for networking and corporate sponsorships from teetumblers, auction item, golf tees, hole sponsors and business showcases available. Golfers and non-golfers alike are welcome. Corporate teams and individuals are

invited to participate for $800 and $200 respectively. To register online visit our website at www. If you

need more information about the 2013 Fort Bend Chamber Challenge contact Jan-Michael Jenkins at 281-491-0218 or

Marriott. This fun filled event will include a boutique raffle, a silent auction showcasing a selection of artfully decorated theme chairs, specialty items, gifts baskets, and much more. Also joining FBFN Foundation and leading the day’s events as emcee will be local businessman and community leader, David Vasquez, Vice President of G&A Partners and Chairman of the Board of Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the FBFN Foundation’s College Scholarship Fund providing assistance to Fort Bend County students planning to Shown l-r are: Sandra Boyd, Jim McIngvale, Gail Grace and Nancy attend college at one of the Frank.


Reader asks is city afraid of the truth regarding bond issue? Dear Editor,

as if they are already a done deal. They apparently expect On Wednesday evening, them to pass and seemingly October 17, I attended the Amy can’t wait to put their names on Mitchell-Harish Jajoo town the bronze plaque in the park. hall meeting at the Sugar Land These wasteful bond issues Conference Center. Talk about a must be defeated. An EDC stacked deck! The room was full member admitted in his floor of city employees, city engineers, speech that the city is trying to EDC members and other “yes” emulate the Woodlands and we people. The bond issue was the “can’t continue to lose business last item on the agenda and the to them.” Make no mistake, $50 assistant city manager, Karen million is just the beginning. A Daly gave a smiling presentation municipal bond pays interest. prior to launching a very At 4%, that’s another $2 million expensive video message selling each year in interest, and over 25 the virtues of the three projects. years, amounts to another $50 I tried to ask valid million dollars. So the Millionquestions and fill in the lack Dollar per mile bike trail just of information, but I was went up to $2 Million Dollars attacked, rebutted and eventually per mile. That doesn’t even shouted down. Why are our account for the maintenance, city leaders afraid of the truth? repair and operation expense. Council members Mitchell, During the question time, all Jajoo and Joe Zimmerman all four of the presenters (Mitchell, spoke in favor of these projects Jajoo, Zimmerman and Daly)

argued against the fact that a 1-cent tax rate increase per year, every year for five years didn’t total, cumulatively 15-cents. (1+2+3+4+5=15). Simple math escapes them, I guess. However, they did have to admit that the 5-cent level eventually reached in the 5th year continues every single year for the life of the bonds, and would likely never be rolled back. In 1999 the city tax rate was assessed at about $0.36 per $100 valuation. By 2007, prior city councils lowered the rate to $0.30 per $100. The rate is currently just under $0.31. This council wants to take it back up to $0.36 in five short years. No, thanks. I will be voting NO on all three proposals. Concerned resident

Skeeters' Gary Gaetti named Atlantic League Manager of the Year The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced that Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti has been named the 2013 Atlantic League Manager of the Year. Along with Gaetti’s managerial honors, Skeeters infielder Aaron Bates, outfielder Adam Godwin and catcher Travis Scott were First-Team Atlantic League selections. Additionally, catcher Koby Clemens and right-handed pitcher Gary Majewski were named to the Second-Team Atlantic League roster for the 2013 season. In his second season at the helm of Sugar Land in 2013, former Major Leaguer Gaetti led the Skeeters to an all-time

Atlantic League-best 95-45 record (.679). The team clinched its first-ever Atlantic League playoff berth Gary Gaetti in late June, claiming the First Half Freedom Division title, prior to going 48-22 in the second half. The Skeeters went on to face the Somerset Patriots in the Freedom Division Championship this September and despite dropping the series, the club secured its place in Atlantic League history by surpassing

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4, at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square at 11:00 am. Jim McIngvale, also known as Mattress Mack, of Houston’s Gallery Furniture will speak at the luncheon at the Sugar Land

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FBFN Foundation’s 2013 “Chairity” event slated for Nov. 4


laughing. I kid you not! Their staffs would be drained of all that “brain power”!!! If they have that much brain power, then they can get a job in the private sector making more money and find out how much their employer pays of their health care premium costs. This column expresses the personal opinions of Michael Fredrickson. If you would like to post your opinion online regarding this column, go to "columns" on our website. Register to post your comment on any column or article or write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number. Email comments to


Jim McIngvale aka Mattress Mac guest speaker Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors Foundation (FBFN Foundation) is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for its’ annual fundraiser, which will be held Monday, November

for the first year. Millions and millions of these “very low risk” youths will not enroll in the government plan. This skews the risk-pool when only 18-year-old girls that are eight months pregnant enroll in the best plan offered with the lowest deductible and have a baby a month later. She will have paid 1-month of premiums and with the lowest deductible will owe very little for the health care received. All you fiscally conservatives that support Obamacare have suffered the worst insult to the American electorate. This president signed an executive order that subsidized 72% of the health care premium cost of congress and their aids. Their rationale used to justify this is that it would result in a “brain-drain” in their staffs! I cannot type this without


Lancaster’s single-season win record of 88 victories in 2012. “It’s a great honor to receive this award but it’s certainly not something I can receive on my own,” said Gaetti. “I have to share the recognition with my coaching staff because it says a lot about the team we had this year. This is one of the best groups I’ve been around in my baseball career and I’m just honored to be associated with it.” “This ball club put together one of the best seasons in Atlantic League history,” added Gaetti. “I’m very proud of what they accomplished but I also really appreciated who they were and the effort they put forth every day.”

Fort Bend County campuses of Wharton Country Junior College, Houston Community College or University of Houston Sugar Land. Reservations for the event are $40. For more information or to purchase a reservation or table reservations, call 713553-4159. Reservation deadline is Monday, October 28.


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WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE The Sienna Plantation Municipal Utility District No. 10 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2013 on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the offices of the Sugar Land Conference Center, 12909 Jess Pirtle Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas. 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 on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal:

D. S. Earle, R. J. Lojo, K. Shipley, and M. Berna

AGAINST the proposal:


PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT:

N. Owen

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Total tax rate (per $100 of value) $ Difference in rates per $100 of value

Last Year This Year 0.940/$100 $ 0.940/$100 Adopted Proposed $

Percentage increase in rates

0.000/$100 0.0000%

Average appraised value





General Exemptions Available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions)





Average taxable value Tax on average residence homestead

$ $

217,749 2,046.84

$ $

237,145 2,229.16

Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted and percentage of increase

$ 182.32 8.9074%

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code. Questions or comments regarding this notice can be directed to Esther Buentello Flores at the tax office at (281) 499-1223.

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Former Astros baseball legend Jose Cruz covered all the bases recently with his old pal Dr. Fena Garza, president of Houston Community College Southwest. The pair ran into each other while attending one of the final games of the Sugar Land Skeeters. Cruz was a part of the pre-game ceremony, and Garza was celebrating HCC Southwest’s partnership with the Skeeters. Coincidentally, they both had their grown children in tow, who have been friends since their pre-K days. Pictured, from left, are Enrique Cruz, Dr. Fena Garza, Jose Cruz, Ana Lisa Garza and Swoop, HCC’s mascot.

For those of you who would like to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping, plan to attend the “Hearts of Transportation” Market Day. Hosted by the Hearts of Transportation-Lake Olympia Terminal (HOTLOT) Committee in Fort Bend ISD, the event will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the parking lot of FBISD’s Lake Olympia Terminal, 3130 Lake Olympia Parkway, Missouri City.

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31st Annual Fort Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land Fun Run/Walk set for November 3 for 2 seniors from each of the high schools nominated by their counselors for their community service activities. The club sponsors a Boy Scout Troop, supports Ft. Bend Women’s Health Center, Child Advocates, Boys and Girls Harbor and Optimist Junior World of Golf. The Club also contributes to Carolyn Tarver’s School Supplies Program, SMILE and “adopts” needy families during the Holiday Season each year.

The 8:30 a.m. 5K certified race will be followed by a 2-mile walk at 8:40 a.m. Both events will begin at Sugar Land Memorial Park, located at the corner of Commonwealth Blvd. and University Blvd. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each 10-year age group. After the race, door prizes, gift certificates, merchandise, etc., will be given away at a drawing. The goal this year is to exceed 200

participants. Pre-registration is $20 before October 26 and $25 after that date and on race day. Registration forms may be found at various health clubs, Sweetwater Country Club, local businesses and at the Texas Running Company, 15890 S.W. Freeway, Sugar Land, or On-line at: www.signmeup.com94297. For more information to sponsor the Fun Run, call Mel Haycraft (281) 208-2838 or Bill Johnson at (281) 734-3349.

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Other large items are appreciated (as long as they're in working condition) and can be scheduled for pickup by calling 832-2744542. "No item is too small to help someone in need." This is a joint effort with Stafford Police Department and Stafford Fire Department with additional


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for one day. All funds collected were donated to MD Anderson Cancer Center. Principal Charmaine Garcia said that she "would like to have a benefit every month for a worthy cause." Another great tool used to teach students at SMSD.

Fort Bend County woman abducted and assaulted

assaulted the woman and the duo drove her to Beechnut and Sugarland-Howell Road where the intersection of Mission Oak they put her out of the car. Drive and Dora Meadows Drive in The driver was described as the Kingsbridge subdivision shortly heavy set and wore glasses. He had after 1 o’clock in the morning. As loose curls in his hair in an afro style and a goatee. The backseat she jogged, she noticed what is described as silver Chevrolet HHR passenger is a thin man who wore a hoodie and had his face SUV type vehicle pass her. That covered with what may have been car turned around, approached a bandana. the victim a second time. Heanel said, “There were two men, both Information which leads to the black males, inside the vehicle. The apprehension and filing of charges backseat passenger forced her into on the suspects involved could earn a reward of up to $5,000. the vehicle at gunpoint. She got Call Fort Bend County Sheriff’s into the back seat and they drove Office at 281-341-4665, Fort Bend to her residence and demanded Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342money. The backseat passenger searched her and took her phone TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip and keys. The driver got out of the to CRIMES (274637). Tips also can be submitted online at www. vehicle and searched her car and returned with her wallet.” All calls to Crime Stoppers are Haenel also said that the anonymous. backseat passenger sexually ABDUCTED, continued from page 1



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violated; then, and only if the answer to the first inquiry is yes, police were called to assist at does the question of whether the the Hobart home. According right was clearly established at to court documents, the Hobart the time of the alleged violation. family "was calling for help to get No judgment will be rendered on (their) son, Aaron Hobart, to the Nov. 6th, but will likely follow hospital" to assist in administering several months later. Art Pertile, Stafford's City Attorney said, his medication that he refused to "Cases from the Fifth Circuit take. In a press release issued by the City of Stafford in October of Court of Appeals have been the most clarifying cases on official 2009, "The officer believed his immunity. Also, it would be life was in jeopardy due to Mr. Hobart’s violent and unprovoked unusual for the city council or any city official to comment on assault, the officer fired in self pending litigation. There are defense to stop Mr. Hobart’s potentially deadly attack." Officer always exceptions but it is not the norm for a city to try its case Estrada fired his gun six times, outside the Courthouse." In light killing Aaron Hobart. of these circumstances, Stafford In the past, the Supreme City Council will move their Court has used a two-prong regularly scheduled meeting system to determine qualified to Wednesday, October 30 at immunity. First, is to determine 7:00pm. if a constitutional right was STAFFORD, continued from page 1

a score of 75. They missed all PERFECT SCORE, continued from page 1 points on investments. In 2010, SMSD received a 73 out of 80, Standard, Standard, and missing points on related debt and Substandard. 88% of the school investments. districts and charter schools are in Trustee Cindy Hoelscher found the Superior category. the perfect score "impressive" and Carla Merka, CFO of SMSD, said "being financially sound is went through the 20 detailed just as important because if you questions at the October school don't have financial strength you board meeting. She has been with can't keep educating kids." FIRST the district for two years, but "this is designed to "disclose the quality was the first year of the financials" of local management and decisionthat she conducted. "It's on the making processes that impact the part of my business office that we allocation of financial resources in received this perfect score." Last Texas public schools." Dr. Hindt year the District received a 69. The advised the board that financial question that caused the one-point responsibility will be part of the deduction pertained to related new Starr accountability system debt. In 2011, when the total score that was established in the 83rd achievable was 80, SMSD received Legislature.



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Covington Woods along Vinehill Drive to Baytree and Maygrove streets. “Mr. Meisinger's home sits in the low spot in the subdivision", said City Engineer, Chris Steubing. "The drainage improvements will ease street flooding and will provide adequate capacity". The project did come with unexpected sticker shock. Steubing told the council that the project was initially budgeted for $1.2 million but jumped significantly due to escalating concrete costs. "We were shy on the estimating side and got bit by the prices and the demand for concrete", Steubing said. "There

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The Fort Bend Optimist Club Sugar Land conducts an annual fund raising event to support their community youth activities. The event is a Fun Run / Walk and will be held on Sunday, November 3. The goal is to raise $31,000 to celebrate the 31st year of helping the youth in Fort Bend County. Gold level sponsors ($1,000 or more) will have their name and / or logo on the front of the T-shirt. Silver level sponsors ($500 or more) will have their name or logo in large print on the back of the T-shirt. Bronze level sponsors ($250 or more) will have their names in smaller letters on the back of the T-shirt. The proceeds enable the club to fund eleven different youth projects in Fort Bend County. This year $1,000 college scholarships were awarded to one senior from each of the high schools in the FBISD. An Oratorical and Essay Contest is also held, and a Youth Appreciation Banquet

authorization to create Fort Bend County Assistance District No. 6 and the imposition of a sales and regional park at the intersection use tax at the rate of one percent of Chatham and Easton, accessible from U.S. 59, 90A and for the purpose of financing the SH 6, with trails, playgrounds, operations of the district. Fort picnic areas, a pavilion, tennis Bend County Municipal Utility center and several sports fields District No 19 (MUD 19) seeks for cricket, soccer, lacrosse, the okay on a proposition to rugby and flag football; provide fire-fighting services 2) the issuance of $21.3 for the district and the levy of million bonds for parks and mandatory fees for fire protection recreational facilities including purposes. phase two of Brazos River Park Part of Fort Bend is in Houston and an adjacent festival site; and and elections for mayor, city 3) the issuance of $10.2 million controller and at large and district councilmember races are taking bonds for parks and recreational place affecting residents in this facilities including a connecting jurisdiction. Also, Houston network of approximately ten miles of hike and bike trails and Community College has five bridges. The City of Sugar Land trustee contender positions on has planned a public presentation the ballot, and Katy ISD has a about the parks bond projects bond package of $99 million on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30on the ballot for an Agricultural 8 p.m., at city hall. It will no Sciences Facility on Katydoubt include information about Hockley Road; a Science, financing the $50 million park Technology, Engineering and projects, which could result Mathematics (STEM) Project Center, and a second stadium that in a maximum five cent tax increase phased over five years, includes construction, acquisition and equipment, rehabilitation, as reported by the city. The city renovation and improvement reports its tax rate structure can support existing parks, streets, along with the purchase of sites drainage and utilities, but it does for school buildings and the not have the capacity for new levying of a tax towards this end. parks projects. It’s important to note that not In Fort Bend, there’s also all the items considered within the Fort Bend County Levee Fort Bend County will appear Improvement District No. 2 on everyone’s ballots. In order (LID 2), which has a proposition to have advance information for the issuance of $48,000,000 about what’s impacting you, it is advised that a sample ballot bonds for levee and drainage facilities and the levy of taxes, that corresponds to your voting without limit as to rate or amount, precinct be reviewed. Visit the in payment of the bonds. There’s Fort Bend County elections office website for one. also a request to voters for the VOITNG, continued from page 1


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was hit by one of the suspects but Haenel said there were no serious injuries. The intruders got away with cash, a handgun, and a couple of cellphones. “They left the scene in a dark red late model Chrysler 300 with tinted windows and chrome factory style wheels,” said Haenel. Haenel said the victims were able to provide the following descriptions of the intruders: 1) Hispanic or light-skinned black male, wearing a longsleeve collared shirt and khaki pants. He was short and had closely trimmed black hair, but one victim said he looked professional. 2) Black male about 5' 10" with a thin build. He was wearing a black T-shirt, black pants, white gloves and white sneakers. 3) Black male about 5', 10" and also with a slender build. He was wearing a gray, longsleeved pullover shirt, red with white trim basketball shorts and a blue baseball hat with a red or orange bill. He also had a mask or bandana on his face.

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A man appearing to be a police officer approached the front door of a home in the 14900 block of Wynbourn Court close to noon on Monday October 14, 2013. When the resident would not let the man into the home directed him to the garage. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, the man who approached the door was a Hispanic or light completcted black male wearing a police badge on a chain around his neck and carrying a clipboard with a pen. Haenel said, “When they arrived at the garage, a black male wearing a gold-colored mask rushed in and put a gun to the victim’s neck demanding money. Two other armed suspects rushed into the garage as well.” The resident was held at gunpoint, along with his son and daughter-in-law as the intruders ransacked and pillaged the inside of their home. During the melee one of the victims

Suspect 1

On Monday morning, October 14, the nurse at Harmony Sugar Land called police to report a threat. According to police, a 15 year old male student threatened to bring a gun to school the following day and do harm to a female student then kill himself. It did not occur. The male student did not even attempt to attend school that day.

Suspect 2

to provide images from surveillance cameras that show another suspect, also a black male, get out of silver Jeep Compass parked nearby and open the back passenger door for his coconspirator as he walked out of the store. According to Haenel, both men got into the Jeep and headed south on Highway 6. The first suspect was

Sheriff’s spokesman, Bob Heanel ,said Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two men who robbed the High Dreamz smoke shop on State 6 in far northeast Fort Bend County. This is the second time in less than three months this shop has been robbed. According to Haenel, the robbery occurred at about 6:30 p.m., October 16, 2013 in the 9900 block of Highway 6. He said the store clerk reported that a black male entered the store and ordered him to the floor at gunpoint. “The suspect opened and emptied the cash register, grabbed some cigarettes and cigars as well as a box of glass pipes and left the store,” said Haenel. The store was able

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Suspect 3 4) Heavier black male, about 5'11" who was wearing a black T-shirt, black pants, gray sneakers and white gloves. He also was wearing a white hat with a dark bill. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of these suspects could earn a reward of up to $5,000.

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DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS Request copies of records by Friday, December 6, 2013 October 23, 2013 Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students: Special Education records which have been collected by the Stafford Municipal School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of five years after Special Education services have ended for the student. Special Education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Stafford Municipal School District’s intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who received Special Education services during the 2006 – 2007 and 2007 – 2008 school years. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the following address: Stafford MSD Federal and State Programs Office Stafford Primary School 1625 Staffordshire Stafford, TX 77477 Requests for copies must be received by Friday, December 6, 2013. For more information, call 281-261-9251.

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was as much a shock to the Caddie driver as it was the po-po. According to him, they had been out party’n and his buddy musta died on the trip back from Houston while he was driving, or something. Or something… like a manslaughter. He was bagged and tagged.  Just proves that trick shoot’n is for Wyatt Earp and his ilk, not a bunch of punks playing gun slinger.

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341-4665, Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281342-TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips also can be submitted online at www. fortbend-tx-crimestoppers. org. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

2 suspects


According to Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph, after police interviewed other students and confirmed the threat, the boy was detained by authorities at his home and transferred to the Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center. He has been charged with making a terroristic threat, which Adolph said was a class B misdemeanor. The investigation is ongoing.

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FLOORS Harris Carpet/Floors Sales, Installation, & Cleaning.......... 713-723-0693

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GARAGE DOORS Sears Garage Door Solutions, 24/7 service................................. 713-681-5465

HOBBY SHOP The R.C. Hobby Shop .................................................................. 281-969-7751

HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS CONCEALED HANDGUN classes/camera syst. 24/7..................... 713-726-8444

INSTRUCTION PRIVATE SPANISH LESSONS ($25/hr) ..........................................281-980-2410

INSURANCE Farmers Insurance - auto, life, home, commercial ..................... 281-561-6000

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THE WILLIAM TONY WORKMAN AMERICAN LEGION POST 294 OF MISSOURI CITY is having a major garage sale Saturday, Oct. 26th from 8am to 12 noon, in the parking lot in front of Old Hickory Inn, 3334 FM 1092, Missouri City. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund to award an Air Force Jr. ROTC Cadet at Elkins High School.






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3403 PLUM BROOK LN., QUAIL VALLEY, 77459, Thur. - Sat., Oct. 24 - 26, 8am 2pm; Huge! Don’t miss!! AUCTIONS LIVE PUBLIC AUCTION. Sat Nov 2 @ 10 AM 6810 CR 172, Alvin TX 77511 Furniture, collectibles, fishing rods & reels, home décor & more! V Grimm #16230 10% BP Cash & CC 713-248-4902 www. martindaleauction. com SERVICES

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4514 SHERWOOD GREEN CT., LEXINGTON VILLAGE, MISSOURI CITY, 77459, Sat., Oct. 26th, high-end items, designer clothes, jewelry, fine china, antiques, Asian art & sculptures, one-of-akind holiday decorations, furniture.

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OCTOBER 26, 2013 Beginning at 8AM in the Settlers Park and Chimneystone subdivisions located between Hwy 6 and Austin Parkway just off Settlers Way. ESTATE SALE 511 LAKEVIEW DR., SUGAR LAND, TX 77498, Fri. & Sat., Oct. 25-26, 9am 2pm (no early birds), antiques, decor, furniture, collectibles, lamps, misc..


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2-PUBLIC AUCTIONS FORT BEND COUNTY Saturday, October 26th 9110 Long St. Needville, TX Registration: 8:00 a.m.

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Bringing artists and art collectors together in Historic Rosenberg For over 50 years, the Art League of Fort Bend has been devoted to promoting high standards of fine art in Fort Bend County. With the grand opening of its 5th Street Gallery scheduled for November 2, 2013, ALFB fulfills its long-term goal of bringing art, artists and art collectors together. To celebrate the grand opening, ALFB presents its Fall Exhibition on the same date. Artwork of members will be

on display, with the Honorable fresh environment to the art Mayor Vincent Morales scene in historic Rosenberg. presenting the Mayor’s Choice 5th Street Gallery provides award. The beautiful Autumn Harvest painting by Monroe Williams won that honor in 2012. Owners of Rosenberg businesses will also present special awards. The beautiful gallery setting enhances the art experience for both artists and collectors. With its specialty hanging system and sage green walls, 5th Street Gallery brings a

and purchase beautiful artwork created by local artists. Tuesdays through Saturdays, collectors can take their time to view artwork that appeals to them and frequently find the artist in residence at the Gallery. The gallery adjoins the ALFB working studio, where artists may be found learning a new technique from a featured instructor or working on their latest masterpiece. “We have a great event planned, combining the exhibition and the work of our gallery artists. We are looking for tremendous support from local businesses, and hope everyone will come out, enjoy the afternoon, and meet our artists,” said Diana Miller, President of Shown is Monroe Williams (2012 Mayor’s Choice winner) with Mayor ALFB. The Reception and Open Morales. House will be on November 2,


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and sexual assault and their children. In more than 33 years of serving the community, the Fort Bend County Women’s Center has helped more than 37,000 women and children achieve violence-free lifestyles. The 18-hole Florida scramble tournament will begin at 12:00pm with a shotgun start at Sweetwater Country Club. Registration begins at 10:30am and the tournament

will feature a raffle, putting contest and other exciting opportunities to win prizes and support the Women’s Center! If you don’t play golf, there’s still something for you to do at the Gillman Tournament! You can sponsor a golf hole or a beverage cart. Hole sponsorship starts at only $250 and you can decorate your own beverage cart or we’ll decorate it for you! Way to Go Gillman!

Gillman Companies is the title sponsor and sponsorship opportunities, team and player information is available on the Women’s Center website at www.fortbendwomenscenter. org or by emailing gillmangolf@ for more information. For more information about the Fort Bend County Women’s Center and the services we offer, call 281-344-5750.

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from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Founded in 1957, ALFB is a non-profit visual arts organization. “We offer artists of all ages and levels of achievement a chance to participate in juried shows and workshops, and to attend artist demonstrations. And we are doubly proud of our summer art enrichment program for children,” stated Miller. The Art League of Fort Bend is a member of the regional Lone Star Art Guild. The annual convention of LSAG features demonstrations in all media by top Texas artists. 5th Street Gallery is located in the handicap-accessible Gates Fine Arts Center at the corner of 5th Street and Avenue I in Historic Downtown Rosenberg, Texas.

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Sugar Land Town Square (SLTS) will conclude its 10th birthday celebration by awarding one lucky winner a $2,500 shopping spree at SLTS and a weekend getaway to the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. To enter, visitors need to stop by any SLTS restaurant or retailer from Oct. 24 through Nov. 2 and complete a free entry card for a chance to win! “Sugar Land Town Square would not be the place it is today without the support of our community,” said Ann Smith, marketing and events manager for Sugar Land Town Square. “We thought there was no

the “People’s Choice Award.” Taste of Town Square guests will also have the opportunity to enter to win the shopping spree. To purchase tickets, visit TasteOfTownSquare. For more information on Sugar Land Town Square’s 10th Birthday Celebration, visit Birthday. Be sure to follow Town Square on Facebook and Twitter. No purchase is necessary to enter, and entries are limited to one card per person, per store, per day from Oct. 24 through Nov. 2. The winner will be selected in November.

Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp to be featured speaker at Chamber meeting Oct. 28 The Governmental Relations Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp. He will be discussing how the current legislation has affected higher education in the state of Texas on Monday, October 28. The luncheon will be held at the Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

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better way to show appreciation to our loyal fans than giving away a shopping spree just in time for the holidays.” Throughout the fall, SLTS promoted the giveaway at several birthday events. The final birthday celebration will happen at Taste of Town Square on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 5-7 p.m. At the event, attendees can mix and mingle and enjoy a variety of food samples from some of Town Square’s most popular restaurants and live music from The Brew. Celebrity judges will award “Sugar Land Town Square’s Best Dish” and guests will vote for

John Sharp leads the 19-member Texas A&M University System, which includes 11 universities, seven state agencies and a health science center. Sharp brings with him more than three decades of public service. He came to the A&M System from Ryan & Company, where he was a principal with the largest state and local tax consulting firm of its kind in Texas. In 1978, he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives and was named “Outstanding Freshman” by Texas Monthly. He won a seat in the Texas Senate in 1982, where he served on the powerful Senate Finance Committee, and was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission in 1986. Sharp was elected state comptroller in 1990 and re-elected in 1994. John Sharp was appointed chancellor of The Texas A&M University System by the Board of Regents on Sept. 6, 2011. The Governmental Relations

Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is under the leadership of Vice Chair Joe Zimmerman, Klotz Associates. Details of upcoming seminars can be found at www. Luncheon Sponsorships available for $800 - Individual

Member Reservations available for $25 – Individual NonMember Reservations available for $35. At the door for $40. Register and pay online at www.FortBendChamber. com or contact Matthew Ferraro at 281-491-0277 or

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

PFC Kent Finley, 1st Cavalry Ens. Leslie Ward, USN LCpl. Chris White, USMC Spc. Mark Shimala, U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Austin Gaines, U.S. Army PFC E4 Michael Andrew Hernandez, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Cannata, USMC John R. Simmons, U.S. Army Capt. Sean Nolan, U.S. Army Pvt. V. JordanVoss, U.S. Army LCpl. Alfred Paul Garza, USMC John David Woodcock, Petty Officer, US Navy Lt. Ryan Stevens, U.S. Army Senior Airman Oscar J. Perez, USAF Spc. Johnny Ray DeLeon, U.S. Army Capt. Robert Jason Wisham, U.S. Army PFC Zachary T. Gazaway, USMC PFC Luke M. Havemann, U.S. Army PFC Zachary Johnson, U.S. Army PFC Charlie Kasel - U.S. Army LCpl. Adam C. Turek - USMC PFC Sean (CJ) Johnson, U.S. Army Seaman Fernando Hernandez Jr., USN Chaplain Joe G. Grace II, Army Reserves LCpl. John Rossi, USMC SR Francisco Quintanilla, U.S. Navy SR Joel Soto, U.S. Navy PFC Miguel Soto, Jr., U.S. Army RP Jeffrey (Bubba) Evans, U.S. Navy PFC Rodolfo Castellanos, U.S. Army Pvt. Domingo Arrona Jr., USMC Lt. Megan Haydel, U.S. Navy Pvt. Matthew Butcher, U.S. Army SPC Michael Spencer Tesanovich, U.S. Army Cav. Cpl. Michael Fleming, USMC Pvt. Andrew R. Winchell, US Army PFC Bryan Horner, U.S. Army PFC Shawn Robinson, U.S. Army Petty Officer (AET3) Kameron Kelso, USCG OSSR Dustin Stratton, U.S. Navy PFC John Lundgren, US Army Alex Quintanilla, U.S. Navy Sgt. Derek A. Hibler, US Army Lt. David Farrell, U.S. Navy SPC David Ambrocik, U.S. Army DCFA Joshua Erbst, U.S. Navy Staff Sgt. Geronimo Benavides, U.S. Army Capt. Page L. Barnes, Marine Corp E 1 - Megan A. Salazar, U.S. Navy

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Nature photography on display at First Colony Branch Library Throughout the months of October and November, First Colony Branch Library will host a display of award-winning nature photography from the Cullinan Park Conservancy. Winners of the Cullinan Park Conservancy’s annual photography contest in 2013, the photographs depict various scenes of the park and its

inhabitants. Enjoy the tranquility of the park’s natural beauty, its landscape, and its wildlife, as captured by area photographers. Located on the southwestern outskirts of Houston, west of Addicks-Howell Road and north of U.S. Highway 90 in Sugar Land, the Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park at Oyster Creek consists of 750 acres,

encompassing White Lake and Pumpkin Lake, with frontage on Oyster Creek and Red Gully. The public park also includes extensive prairie and woodland acreage. The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2800 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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Editor’s note: Fort Bend Community Calendar are for non-profit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s”: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. e-mail: or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 Girls Night Out Join Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6 – 8 p.m. for a fun evening to learn about a variety of women’s health concerns, including breast and gynecological cancer care. We’ll also have tips for early detection, prevention and proper screening techniques. Plus, complimentary wine and light bites. The event is free, but space is limited. To register, call 713-222-CARE (2273). Leadership luncheon series Missouri City’s leadership luncheon will be held Thurs., Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m., City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 La Quinta Drive, Missouri City. Guest speaker is State Rep., Dist. 27. RSVP to swalker@missouricitytx. gov. 2013 New Perspectives program The Arc of Fort Bend County and Brazos Bend Guardianship Services and the Hospice Foundation of America“ Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Through Life-Ending Illness, Grief and Loss,” Hospice Foundation of America’s 2013 New Perspectives program will be moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. Hyatt Place Sugar Land, 16730 Creek Bend Blvd, 12:45pm

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Free legal advice Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) will offer free advice by phone to low-income Fort Bend County residents on Friday, October 25, 2013. Call 281-239-0015 to qualify for this service between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Veterans with civil legal questions are especially encouraged to call. The attorney will return calls the same day and/or the following Monday.


St. Mark’s Fall Craft Show St. Mark’s Episcopal Church announces their 2nd annual Fall Craft Show, Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 7615 F.M. 762, Richmond across from George Ranch. Admission is FREE! The craft show will feature many home and small business vendors. Serving cold drinks and food. For more information about St. Mark’s Fall Craft Show, visit us at or contact us at 281-5451661. 10th Annual Fall Festival Southminster School’s 10th Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m.- 2p.m., Southminster School, 4200 Cartwright, Missouri City. Fall Festival is open to the community and fun for the entire family! Carnival Games, *Rock Climbing Wall, *Dunk Tank, Moon Walks, *CurbGames Video Game Truck, the all-time favorite cookie walk…and much, much more! Purchase your all-access play passes at festival for $15! Additional game and meal tickets available for $1 each. Lunch and drinks sold separately. *Some attractions not included in play pass. Info? Fort Bend Parents of Multiples garage sale Each fall and spring FBPOM, hosts a buy/sell or garage sale, where members gather with all of their gently used goodies for sale. This event will be held Saturday, October 26, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Parkway United Methodist Church, 5801 New Territory Blvd, Sugar Land. Public invited. National Drug Take Back Initiative The Fort Bend ISD Police Department, Safe and Drug Free Schools Department, and the Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition, will sponsor the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “National Drug Take Back Initiative” on Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., parking lot at FBISD Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land. St. Mark’s Fall Craft Show St. Mark’s Episcopal Church’s 2nd annual Fall Craft Show is Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 7615 F.M. 762, Richmond (across from George Ranch).The craft show will feature many home and small business vendors, games and entertainment for children. Admission is FREE! For more info 281-545-1661. “Babes in Toyland” auditions Fort Bend Theatre is holding auditions for the play, “Babes in Toyland”, for actors 8 – 18 years old. Auditions will be for one day, Saturday, October 26, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Please bring your headshot resume, and a prepared song. This is part of Fort Bend Theatre’s Action Reaction Troupe. Upon casting, there will be a fee of $250 to secure enrollment. Refer to their website, for rehearsal schedule.


FB Chamber to host Chancellor John Sharp Join the Fort Bend Chamber as they host Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp as he discusses current legislation affecting higher education in Texas. This event will be held Mon., Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m., Fort Bend Chamber office, 445 Commerce Green, Sugar Land. Register & pay online Brightwater Garden Club meets The Brightwater Garden Club will have its October meeting at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 28, Brightwater Clubhouse, 2410 Brightwater Drive, Missouri City. Bob Patterson, owner of Southwest Fertilizer, will speak on “Fall Fertilizing”. For more information, call Betty Grant at 281-261-5913 or Diane Giltner at 281-499-0695.

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Music in the Plaza Sugar Land Town Center to hold this event 7-9 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes to as The Revelators perform a variety of music that will make you dance, sing, and holler for more!


Vendors Wanted for 38th Annual Craft Show The Meadows Place Home and Garden Club is accepting booth reservations for the annual craft show. Handcrafted items only. This craft show will be held Saturday, November 2, from 9 to 4 at Sugar Grove Church of Christ 11600 W. Airport. Contact Joe at 281-530-2566 or jd965@ Vendors Wanted for 38th Annual Craft Show The Meadows Place Home and Garden Club is accepting booth reservations for the annual craft show. Handcrafted items only. This craft show will be held Saturday, November 2, from 9 to 4 at Sugar Grove Church of Christ 11600 W. Airport. Contact Joe at 281-530-2566 or jd965@

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Fort Bend Braves win MBA 10U Autumn Showdown

Fort Bend Christian Homecoming Ladies announced The 2013 Fort Bend Christian Academy Homecoming Court was selected at Eagle Stadium in Sugar Land on October 11. Sophomore Duchess Ashley Dinges, Freshman Countess Kendall Bohny, 2012 Homecoming Queen Sarah Amend, who crowned the 2013 court, Senior Queen Mary Elizabeth Pistorious and Junior Princess Kassidi Kaminski were all smiles on the field.

During the seeding part of the tournament the Braves won one game and lost one. They were seeded 5th and on Sunday they played the 4th seed Woodland Warriers and won 17-5. The next win was against the #1 seed Houston Lighting Red 6-4. In the Championship game they played the # 2 seed Team Lefty Co. The Braves won the exciting game in extra innings 9-7 for the Championship. The players were Hunter Blanchette, Zane Councill, Andrew DeWese, Ryan Dugas. Jordan Hall, Caden Hyatt, Andrew Medina, Cruz Medina, Pedro Medina, Chris Roark, and Evan Wilson. Head Coach Andy DeWese, and coaches Pedro Medina Sr. and Derrick Dugas

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