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while $410,000 was approved for restroom renovations and terrazzo repairs to Christina McAuliffe Middle School. In addition, the Trustees approved the purchase of 14.8 acres of land in the Riverstone subdivision. "While we are purchasing land it does not mean that we are building a school," Trustee Susan Hohnbaum said.  "There are no

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funds in our current budget or from our last bond to build any facility on that property." A request for $651,000 to purchase several new vehicles for the district's police, transportation, facilities and design/construction departments was also approved FBISD, continued on page 6

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Enough signatures but no vote for anti-apartment petition By Betsy Dolan

A Sugar Land group determined to prevent more apartments from being built in the city has achieved a symbolic victory by collecting 1,501 signatures on their petition initiative which, in theory, should be enough to put the measure on the ballot.  But the signatures were never submitted to the city by

the required deadline and a legal review conducted by the city last month determined that putting the anti-apartment initiative measure to a vote, even with the required signatures,  violated state law and the language of the City Charter. "The proposed initiative ordinance is a zoning ordinance because it would regulate land use," said Doug Adolph, city spokesman.  "State law specifies

procedural requirements for zoning that must be utilized to address changes to land-use regulations." Now the Sustainable Sugar Land group, led by realtor Diana Miller, is switching their attention from the petition initiative to the 2013 city council election when four members, Amy Mitchell, Harish Jajoo,

CITY OF SUGAR LAND PRESENTED HALLOWEEN TOWN - Sugar Land Town Square was transformed into Halloween Town last Sunday, October 28th. Spooky creatures, heroes, knights and princesses were among the trickor-treaters who enjoyed pounds of candies given away. Top photo: Skeeters mascot Moe entertains the crowd. Bottom photo: Parents and children (Grace and Adam Belleza) had fun making hand wax molds at one of the many booths.

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Number 1 debater in the country is a Sugar Land woman Ryan Beiermeister By Joan Frances

The art of debate has been around since our founding fathers began holding elections for officials to run our Country. For the past several weeks America has been engaged in watching the presidential debates where the candidates go head to head debating current issues. Students in high schools and colleges are trained in debate to prepare them for

successful careers. Learning the theory, concept and strategy is a long process. Policy debate focuses on a new topic every year and contentions are written to affirm or negate the status quo. Extensive research is required and teams have several different cases and competition is challenging. A debater must be able to follow cases that are read aloud at a very fast pace since a strict time frame is required. This is a developed talent, and is very

exciting competition to watch. Fort Bend has an abundance of debate talent. News media continually recognizes and supports the accomplishments of our young people. We can be proud one very successful debater resides here.

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Turmoil impacts state Cirque du Chambre Set for Nov. 10 representative candidate By Elsa Maxey

The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance has decided to add a few twists (along with just about any other kind of physical contortion one can imagine) to its annual Celebration Ball. On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Chamber’s annual Celebration Ball will adopt a Cirque du Chambre theme, featuring live performances based on the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil entertainment company. The black-tie affair is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Safari Texas Ranch’s Texas Ballroom, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. Celebration Ball Committee members and presenting sponsors top row l-r are: Chuck Bucek, Blake Greer and Allison Wen; middle row: Amber McDonald, Lisa Matthews and Shanta Kuhl; bottom row: Ron and Juliana Ewer and Dr. Margaret and Kevin Patton. See related article on page 5.

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"I never had sex with that woman." "I am not a crook." "I did not bring Bruce Fleming to the (local) Republican Party." The first two quotes are from former Presidents Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon, and the third is from Rick Miller, Republican candidate for State Representative for House District 26 running against the Democratic candidate and local area attorney Vy Nguyen. All three of those quoted are politicians, and history tells that the veracity of at least two of the statements turned out to be questionable. That's not to say that Miller's statement is or is not a misrepresentation of the truth. TURMOIL, continued on page 10

By LeaAnne Klentzman

Two Fort Bend county detectives were involved in an off duty motorcycle accident early Sunday morning. According to Katy police department Assistant Chief Tim Tyler Detective Moses Perez and Detective Shelley Nicodemus were traveling west bound along the feeder road of Detective Moses Perez and I10 between Katy Fort Bend Detective Shelley Nicodemus. Road and Pin Oak Road when

Covington Woods home invaded By LeaAnne Klentzman

Yet another elderly Sugar Land woman has been taken hostage and robbed in her home. A week ago Wednesday, October 24, about 2:00 p.m., a trio of men robbed an elderly, wheelchair bound woman at her home on Ravenscourt in the Covington Woods subdivision. According to reports, the suspects rang the doorbell then forced their way into the home when the woman unlocked her door. One suspect stood

watch over the woman as his two counterparts ransacked and searched the home. While he stood watch, he demanded her jewelry, safe, and valuables. Once they found a safe they fled the home. Although not yet disclosed, police believe this was not a random attack and it could possibly have links to similar cases in the Fort Bend area. Anyone with information about this case or any other like is is asked to contact Fort Bend Crime Stoppers at 281-342TIPS.

the motorcycle there were riding on careened out of control. Tyler said the accident occurred in the city of Katy in the northern tip of Fort Bend County. Katy police are working MOTORCYCLE, continued on page 10

Link to stupid By LeaAnne Klentzman

W h e n prosecuting a case the District A t t o r n e y always wants CRIMINAL an “affirmative OF THE WEEK link” to the crook. Sometimes the cops get the link, the prosecutors, well, not so much.   Suffices to say, there is not always agreement on this issue.  But low and behold, a Fort Bend woman involved with the crooks plaguing the students of U of H has just dropped manna into the Harris County District


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Shown left to right are: Carol de Boer, Joanie Sharp, Nancy Hudson, Barbara Gibson, Lieutenant Kevin Burleson, Joyce Bryant and Diane Giltner. Lt. Kevin Burleson, who just returned from a 10-week FBI training at Quantico, was the guest speaker at the Lakes of Brightwater neighborhood coffee meeting on October 8. As the Missouri City Police Department Liaison to Brightwater, Lieutenant Burleson discussed criminal activity in surrounding areas and provided prevention tips to encourage homeowners

to be proactive. He complimented Brightwater’s neighborhood crime watch noting that Brightwater as a model program. At an upcoming area event, Lieutenant Burleson mentioned there will be a “Stuff the Squad Car” collection of food for the needy at the Missouri City police station parking lot on November 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. In

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H.C.C. Bond Program - Good Deal for Stafford and Missouri City? By Karen Daniels

For residents of Stafford and Missouri City (and Houston) on Super Tuesday one of the items on the ballot citizens will vote on will be the $425 million bond program for Houston Community College. Of that money, the Southwest Colleges which consists of Stafford, Missouri City, and Alief, will divide $28 million for various projects. The Missouri City campus will become an incubator for small businesses and add some aesthetics like plants and a walking track. For

Stafford, the plan is to invest in a workforce amenity. This means, mechanics, plumbing, cosmetology, all of which are very important, but are offered at other campuses. At a recent HCC Board meeting, Mayor Scarcella, spoke about thinking high-tech when it came to future training at the Stafford campus. He explained that Stafford, Texas, is known for valve manufacturing used in the energy sector. The Mayor said, "Stafford has the jobs to fill, but not the people to fill them." He wants HCC to "elevate the work force" and train students to work in


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He has also voted in two states for the past 6 years, and he has declared his house in Fort Bend and in Bucks County, Pa. as his homestead. Fleming has brought some lady to the Republican functions and most thought she was his wife. Not so. His wife has continued to live in Pa. and it’s

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someone standing in front of the precinct chairs and reading a tacky letter. I know because they did the same to me when I wrote about Tom DeLay, who even he admitted in his book that he deserved it. Actually, it was my proudest moment. I don’t mind being censured by any political party ever. I also want to say some nice words about Troy Nehls who is running for sheriff on the Republican ticket. Although he doesn’t look it, Nehls is a tough customer with two Bronze Star medals for serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been the constable in Pct. 4 for the past eight years. He has 19 years of law enforcement experience. He beat out three other Republican contenders to win the nomination without a runoff. He’s tough, organized, ethical, and a leader. I think he would make an excellent sheriff. County Attorney Roy Cordes was a Democrat until he lost


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help create a memorable Christmas for many at-risk children throughout Fort Bend County. Along with Toys for Tots, Santa’s Exchange includes members of Sugar Land Exchange, Fort Bend Exchange and Sugar Land Rotary Club that support Project SMILE, as well as

collection boxes located at Fort Bend ISD, Lamar CISD and participating area businesses. Carolyn Tarver with Project SMILE, Stan’s Memory Includes Loving Everyone, receives toys each year from Santa’s Exchange. Tarver started by helping 12 children

during the holidays when her only son, Stan, died in a tragic accident. As the need for toys grew larger each year, Santa’s Exchange helped her fulfill her dream. Last year alone, over 3,500 children received over 10,000 gifts during the holiday season through Project SMILE.

The Quail Valley Garden Club celebrated it's 40th year of community service, awarding scholarships to local students, and caring for our neighborhood on October 11. Members shared birthday cake and fun memories of the past years.  The club's first President, Patsy Armbruster, is still

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Shown are members as they celebrate 40 years of service to the community. Pictured at the Sugar Land Fire Department’s Fire Station No. 7 are (left to right): back row in the fire truck - Lieutenant Darryl Teague (driver), Santa, Captain Trent Herrod; and standing in the front are: Carolyn Tarver, Project SMILE; John Robson, Exchange Club of Sugar Land; Jack Molho, Toys for Tots; and Jared Jameson, Sugar Land Rotary. By Elsa Maxey

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It looks like Congressman Pete Olson has two active cases relating to post office matters. There’s one having to do with a letter he sent to the Postmaster General urging an investigation into missing voter registration cards in Fort Bend County. His concern focuses on voters deserving answers about the missing cards, how they were lost and whether there is the potential for voter fraud. Melissa Kelly, Communications Director with Olson’s office out of the Washington D.C. office said, “we are advocating for both constituents,” meaning the constituents at large and a particular one, a Sugar Land resident. He reported missing prescription drug medications intended for his daughter. When he went to pick them up several weeks ago after having received a yellow slip in his mailbox about their arrival, they could not be found. There was “nada” at the post office. The controlled substance prescription was gone, and this is the second go-round for the resident in a repeat performance stemming from another incident in January. This time he not only filed

a report with the Inspector General about the matter, but also with Congressman Olson. “We have not yet gotten all of the information we need, but are actively working to help both cases,” said Kelly. The post office where the prescription drugs are missing is in Sugar Land on Grants Lake. It’s the one that was the subject of missing and tampered

with prescription drugs a little over a year ago. Back then, the local post office manager was apprised of the irregularity and the Postmaster General was sent reports of the incidents. Who gets the feedback about any kind of resolution is unknown at this time. More to come. Visit for Congressman Olson’s letter to the Postmaster General.

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The City of Meadows, along with hundreds of thousands of At the October City Council people world-wide helped set a meeting, Parks and Recreation record and bring awareness to Director, Monya Keenen, the life saving skill of swimming. announced that The City of The Keep Texas Beautiful Meadows Place was now listed recently announced the 2012 in the Guinness Book of World Government Award. Meadows Records for their participation Place was awarded 2nd place for in the World's Largest Swim their outstanding contributions to Lesson. They have the added the Texas environment. Mayor distinction of being the only Jessup explained that, "they ran city from the Fort Bend area. against cities of all shapes and On June 14, 2012, cities, sizes." The KTB is focused on towns and neighborhoods addressing litter prevention, across the world were invited beautification, waste reduction to participate at precisely 11:00 and recycling, and their vision a.m. ET for the importance is "to make Texas the cleanest, of teaching children to swim. most beautiful state in the Research shows that if a child nation." First place was awarded doesn't learn to swim by the third to the City of Sonora; third place grade, they likely never will. was awarded to Richardson. By Karen Daniels

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called the big O a bull******* or if he had let four innocent Americans die right before his eyes—still with NO apologies for the most inept leadership. As this administration is hell bent on financially controlling every profession except the legal field and the left wing major media outlets, does one ponder why this president hasn’t required the left wing major media outlets do their job in getting to the bottom of a national scandal or severe financial penalties would be inflicted if such tasks were not completed? It’s further not surprising that Congress’ likability ratings spiked this week to a whopping 21%—simply because Congress is taking a seven-week hiatus. At least we’re not enduring Congress’ binge spending. Are we fed up with the double standard from this president, as we again hear about his selective choices with specific GM workers? If one fell under the Delphi pension (nonunion workers), their pensions were lost; whereas if one was a UAW worker (union), every single pension was saved in its entirety. When

did the American people get the choice of which GM workers were bailed out? So while Leon Panetta tells the American people that “You don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” when we did, in fact, have a drone circling overhead sending real-time live feed and the anguished pleas for a rescue, it is time that we admit that we have a seriously flawed leadership and the whole group needs to go. We had Special Ops only 400 miles away—a short twohour flight—and no one in Washington took charge to save four innocent lives from perishing? Conservatives have stated for a very long time that this administration does not have the backs of our military. So with a drone over Benghazi, the administration must have been expecting something because it’s not standard practice to have drones circling our consulates worldwide. In carrying that thought a step further, then with speculation and then with

observation in place, why wouldn’t this administration do the right thing and save as many lives as possible who were begging for help? “Too risky,” one ponders? Wasn’t the Bin Laden raid risky? No dangerous mission is 100% safe. Save the taxpayers money and shut the Senate Select Intelligence Committee down from beginning their closed hearings on 11/15, for we already can speculate what the Democratic Senate’s conclusion will be. Michael Scheuer, former CIA operative, stated it so eloquently this week when he said that Obama “is a despicable man in terms of being commander in

and individuals who are the backbone of not only the Chamber but also the business community. The black-tie affair is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Safari Texas Ranch’s Texas Ballroom, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. The Ball will commence at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by seated dinner, live entertainment and a live auction. Sponsorship opportunities start at $600 for Chamber members. For more information about the 2012 Celebration Ball or for individual registrations, contact Cristy Jennings at 281-342-5464 or, stop by the office at 4120 Ave. H (Hwy. 90) in Rosenberg, or visit

chief.” This leadership is beyond despicable. This president’s clothes are blood soaked. The House should have begun impeachment proceedings Year 1. Shame on you for not listening to the Conservative voices across the country. Our household foreign debt now climbs to $47,495, what has nearly doubled from $27,000 since 2009. If you can’t lead economically, you certainly can’t lead diplomatically. When you can’t do both, it’s not necessary to apply for the highest position in the land. We salute our military. For comments, contact Barbara J. Carlson at Barbara@





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Sugar Land McDonald's robbed at gunpoint By LeaAnne Klentzman

On Sunday October 21, about 11:15 p.m., the McDonalds in the 1400 block of State Highway 6 South was robbed after a gun toting man crawled into the store through a drive-thru window. Employees were forced into the business office at

gunpoint. After looting the store of cash the suspect fled though a back door. The suspect was described as a black male with a white bandanna obscuring his face. He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun. Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Bend Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

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

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FBISD trustees approve $3M in building repairs, new vehicles used by other districts as a safer and more affordable option with Trustee Jenny Bailey to transport small groups of casting the only dissenting vote. students to events. Bailey questioned the Trustee Dave Rosenthal transportation's department asked about the justification request for nine Chevrolet for the purchase of five Tahoes which the district says specially equipped Tahoes will replace older, high mileage for the district's police passenger vans. department.  Chief David "We approved a 3% raise Rider said the department and then we negated it with needed high clearance vehicles our insurance premiums going in flooding emergencies and up but we want nine Tahoes?" couldn't depend on help from Bailey said. Sugar Land or Missouri City Dr. Hoke said that the police because they would expenditure is part of the be busy with their own adopted budget and Tahoes, emergencies during flooding which seat eight,  are being situations. FBISD, continued from page 1

"We have vehicles that are 15 years old that are still on the road," Chief Rider told the trustees. "I have vehicles that we can't even get parts for any more that just sit in the lot.  I have officers who can't respond to calls for service at feeder schools because they don't have a patrol car." Trustee Dr. Patsy Taylor voiced her support for the Tahoes saying they would reduce wear and tear on the district's aging school bus fleet.  Dr. Hoke said approximately 400 school buses are transporting students on a typical Friday night but that

the district needs to cycle out some of their fleet and replace some of the buses. "We have $4 million of authorized but unissued bonds waiting for us to go to sale," Hoke said. "If we move forward with the elementary school construction this spring, I will be bringing forward a bond proposal and buses will be part of the package." Trustee Bruce Albright did not participate in the discussion and vote because he is employed by Helfman Ford who, along with Caldwell County Ford/ Chevrolet, will be selling the vehicles to Fort Bend ISD.

Number 1 debater in the country is a Sugar Land woman Ryan Beiermeister DEBATER, continued from page 1

Ryan Beiermeister began Policy Debate in high school as a freshman at The Kinkaid School. She and her partner, Daniel Sharp competed all four years traveling nationally, winning recognition and respect with their colleagues. In 2008, Ryan’s senior year, she and Daniel won the Texas Forensic Association CX Debate Championship. After graduation she attended Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois, where the Debate program is unrivalled. Ryan partnered with Layne Kirshon, another Kinkaid graduate. Together they

continued to compete at the college level working with

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Coach Daniel Fitzmier. The resolution for 2011-2012 is; “Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its democracy assistance for one or more of the following: Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.” This year, March 30 through April 2, Ryan accomplished the ultimate in the world of debate. At the National Debate Tournament at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, Ryan was given the esteemed award of first speaker. She is only the second female in the history of her college that has earned this award and the fourth woman since 1940 to

receive this honor at the National Tournament. She and Layne also received The Rex Copeland Memorial Award, given to the team with the best season long performance. It has been a long road for Ryan, and she has earned every accolade. Ryan graduated from Northwestern in June, Summa cum Laude and with honors in Political Science, a Minor in English Literature and was elected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She is working in Washington D.C. for Palantir Technologies. She is an example of what one woman can accomplish with drive, determination and passion.

Enough signatures but no vote for anti-apartment petition PETITION, continued from page 1

Bridget Yeung and Don Smithers, will be up for reelection.  "Can the city ignore 30% of the registered voters who are saying they do not favor high density apartments?" Miller posted on the Sustainable Sugar Land web site.  "We will continue to build our support base through the next city council election." Miller, upset by the City Council's approval of 1,625 multi-family units in Telfair, Riverstone and on the Imperial site,  launched the petition

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drive in July that asked for an amendment to Sugar Land's Code of Ordinances by adding a section limiting where multifamily dwellings could be built.  The initial effort collected 400 signatures and a second petition initiative was launched at the beginning of September.  Shortly after, Miller received a letter from Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson alerting her to the city's legal review regarding the petition initiative.  "The City of Sugar Land is denying our right to the initiative petition," Miller said.  "We have asked for the right to vote on the

issue and they are denying that right." Adolph says City Council, staff and commissioners have worked diligently to limit multi-family development and influence the quality and standards expected in Sugar Land, even in areas outside the city limits where Sugar Land cannot regulate land use through zoning. "Plans are currently underway to update Chapter 6 of the City's Comprehensive Plan on Future Land Use," Adolph said. "The City is planning an extensive public process to engage the

community in this process. It is the city's intent to invite residents to be a part of the city's planning process which provides policy direction on various land uses." In the meantime, Miller is planning an event on Saturday to thank the 28 volunteers who helped collect the 1,501 signatures for the petition initiative.  After that, she'll be back in the anti-apartment fight. "We're going to support elected officials and candidates who will restore our primary zoning districts over the planned developments," Miller said.


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Pretty in Pink raises funds for Fort Bend County residents The community charity event, Pretty in Pink—Town Square, raised more than $103,000 to benefit local cancer patients through the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) Cancer fund. Presenting sponsors, Breast Surgeons – Dr. Sandra Templeton & Dr. Kelly Dempsey joined a wide range of other sponsors and donors to make Pretty in Pink a huge success. “I am honored to be a part of this important event,” said Dr. Templeton, Breast Surgeon. “It was a great way to give back to the community and help bring awareness to the difficulties that so many patients face as they battle cancer. I especially like the fact that all money donated will stay at our hospital and relieve some of

my patients’ financial burdens.” At the event, keynote speaker Gail Parker said, “The fact that my hospital, my doctors and my community put on this event means the world to me. It is awe-inspiring to see our community come out to support such a great cause.” “As a breast surgeon I see the financial toll a cancer diagnosis can take on my patients. Raising money for the MSLH cancer fund gives me the opportunity to help my patients on a different level.” says Dr. Kelly Dempsey, Breast Surgeon. ” It was amazing to see the community come out and support the event. It was a great turn out, which helped us raise more money for the cancer fund.” "We wanted to create a fund where our patients could

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Booming population growth in the last decade has prompted Lamar Consolidated Independent School District to redraw the boundaries for Board of Trustee voting districts. LCISD has seven districts and voters in each district elect one Board member. The federal Voting Rights Act says LCISD's seven singlemember districts must be redrawn if the census indicates a 10 percent difference between the most populated district and the least populated district. "The districts were severely out of alignment," said Bob Stein, who was hired by LCISD, along with John Alford, both political science professors at Rice, to redraw the districts. "For example, the largest district had 32,000 people and the smallest district had 8,500 people so you had one board member serving a much larger population which isn't fair representation." Alford and Stein used a mathematical system to uncover the ideal number of residents, 17,099, for each district. Then they set about moving the boundaries to redraw the seven districts with a more

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as the deputy and sergeant approached the home, they heard a pop sound, while it did not sound like a gunshot, the pair went on high alert. As they got to the front door, they could see the homeowner on the floor of the foyer.  The sergeant kicked open the front door and began to administer first aid.  The man was identified as the homeowner, he suffered a single gunshot to the head. No further information is available at press time.

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forward to seeing the funds raised help those fighting cancer in our community.” Organizers send a heartfelt thank you to our volunteers, presenting sponsors, Dr. Dempsey and Dr. Templeton, along with all of the Pretty in Pink sponsors To see photos from Pretty in Pink, visit our Facebook page, Facebook. com/MethodistSugarLand. You too can help support; donate now, even if it is something small. To donate, visit our website at MethodistSugarLand. com and click on the “DONATE NOW” button. For assistance or more information regarding the funds available, call or email Frances Goerlich at 281-2747930 or

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Man shoots self as deputies approach home A Katy area man took his own life early Tuesday morning as two deputy constables approached his home about 8:30 Tuesday morning in the Pin Oak subdivision outside of Katy. Two Precinct 3 deputy constables arrived at a home on Breezy Bend to serve a writ of sequestration, which in Texas is official documentation for possession of property. In this case, the papers were the final possession papers on a foreclosure.  According to authorities,

directly benefit from our efforts. Cancer patients often incur extra costs related to their condition, and in many cases, they can’t work for extended periods of time,” said Leena Taneja, sponsorship chair and director of physician relations at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “While the fund cannot pay Methodist directly for medical bills, it can help pay for other non-hospital related costs such as medical equipment, medications, dentistry, car payments, house payments, wigs etc. Our hope is to make the fight against cancer a bit less financially stressful for our patients.” “Pretty in Pink was a great example of how we can come together as a community to help others in need,” said Taneja. “We look

even "one person-one vote" population distribution. Stein said they also had to make sure they didn't diminish minority/majority districts that had large percentages of Hispanic residents. "We really needed to be mindful of protecting the integrity of the communities during this process," Stein said. "The district that was probably most impacted in that way was District 6 in the center of Richmond and Rosenberg which is about 40% Hispanic. We had to move some people out of District 6 and into Districts 1 and 3 while trying to respect the geographical character of the district." A representative from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) endorsed the redrawn districts at a public hearing on October 23. Once approved, the new district boundaries will take effect for the May 2013 Trustee election. Districts 1, 2, 3 and 6 are up for election in 2013; districts 4, 5 and 7 are up for election in 2015. Lamar CISD must submit the boundary proposal to the Department of Justice for final approval.

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SUGAR CREEK • Gorgeous updated one story patio home on the golf course. Home is larger than tax records show as a room as been added on the back which opens to main living area. Master bath redone, wet bar, kitchen totally redone, granite & stainless. Hardwood floors except sunroom & bedrooms. Open, light & bright. Atruim in entrance, great home for entertaining! Patio off kitchen, study could be 3rd bedroom. Really pretty home!! Really nice view!! Don’t miss it!!! $309,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

EXOTIC ISLE • Wonderful private retreat on Colorado River 7 miles from Intercoastal & 14 miles from gulf. Incredible river & forest views. 5B/4b 2 sides to house with connecting porch. 2 Huge a/c storage rooms. Vaulted cielings, stone wall in living area, virgin pine ceilings thru out house. Some furnishings stay. Great decks to view wildlife. Master can be on 1st or 3rd floor 45 ac island with 15 homes & pool. Fulltime caretaker. House built of cedar for easy maintenance. Great price! $285,000 . Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

EXOTIC ISLE • Great 2 story private retreat on Colorado River 7 miles from Intercoastal & 14 miles from gulf. Incredible river view, gorgeous screened in deck, pier & cleaning table, bulkhead just repaired. Huge gameroom, mud room, extra bdrm & bathroom down. Master, kitchen, living up for view. Appliances & most furniture stay. Also golf cart. 45A island w/15 homes, full time caretaker. Pool, never flooded. Quiet peaceful unique!! $325,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938.

843 ST. ELMO’S • SIENNA POINT • Magnificent 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath custom home built by Robert Daigle to maximize the gorgeous views of Thompson Lake. Open floor plan, huge back yard with slate patio and pool with waterfall make this home an entertainer’s dream! Features include travertine floors with beautiful inlay work, floating staircase, 8” crown molding and baseboards, wet bar, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, columns and two fireplaces. Whole house wired with speakers and volume control in each room. $649,000 Call Flo at 713-899-6852

MANVEL • Light, bright barndominium with a European flair on 7 acres minutes from Pearland, designed with easy horse care in mind. Lower level features 4 stalls, concrete aisle and an office/tack room that could serve as an additional bedroom, and a full bath. Upper level features open kitchen, den, 2 bedrooms, full bath and large decks. Wonderful architectural details, open views and fantastic oak trees! Property is fenced and cross fenced with a full-sized dressage arena. Plenty of room to expand if desired. $375,000 Call Flo at 713-899-6852

SIENNA POINT • This 2.4 acre lot has a tree line along the back and side which provides a natural privacy fence, but front is clear and ready to build. Choose any builder you like to customize your perfect home in Sienna Point. Lot is in the back of the neighborhood so there isn’t a lot of traffic to disturb you. This is the best of all worlds, quiet country living, access to Sienna Plantation amenities and minutes to 288 and the Ft. Bend Toll Road. Horses allowed, 1 per acre. Other lots available. Call Flo at 713-899-6852









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VENETIAN ESTATES: Beautifully Renovated 1-Story Home situated on Gorgeous Water Lot on Private Cul-desac Complete w/Boat Dock & Sparkling Pool. $96K Additional Upgrades; 3 Bedrms; 3 Baths $665,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (906GO)

SIENNA PLANTATION: Stunning 2-Story Home situated on #3 Fairway of Golf Course offers Private Study, Wood Flrs, Remodeled Island Kitchen w/ Granite, High Ceiling, and Much More! 4/3.1/3A $247,500. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3415PO)



21107 SPUR RIDGE • LONG MEADOW FARMS: 4/2/2 Gorgeous 1 story home! 4 bedrooms or 3 w/ study. Island kitchen w/granite, tiled floors & SS Appliances. Conveniently located. $169,900. Call JoAnn Garza (713)927-0454 (21107SP)

7007 VENTURE PARK LONG MEADOW FARMS: 3/2/3 hard to find 1 story w/ 3 car garage, study, formal dining, island kitchen, large backyard. Cul-de-sac street. Convenient location $199,900. Call JoAnn Garza (713)927-0454 (7007VE)

20911 SILVER CHASE • LONG MEADOW FARMS: 5/3.5/3 Large home w/5 large bedrooms & extra large gameroom. Open 2 story living room, study, formal dining, covered patio. $269,900. Call JoAnn Garza (713)927-0454 (20911SC)

WATERSIDE VILLAGE: Charming 1-Story Home offers Both Formals, Wide-Plank Laminate Wood Flrs, Family Rm w/Gas Log F/P, and Open Kitchen. Great Starter Home! 3/2/2A $149,900. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4910LW)

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REDUCED HORNBROOK 3/2/2 • $89,900






REDUCED MONTICETO 3/2/2 • $145,000


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7214 EMERALD GLEN GREATWOOD: Open house 11/4/2012 – 2pm till 4pm. 4 Bedroom w/2.5 bath. All bedrooms up. Large backyard w/ covered deck. $240,000. Call Sandy McClusky (281)543-9796 (7214EG)

Anita Milne 281-413-9732 SOLANO CT. 4/2.5/2 • $157,500





SIENNA PLANTATION: Two-Story Custom Home Nestled on Quiet Cul-de-sac & Backs to Wooded Reserve; Extended Patio; Pool; 2 Bedrms Down; Game Rm + Study Down; 3rd Bedrm/Game Rm; Granite Counters; A/C Workshop; 5/4.1/3 A $349,990. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3806NF)

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5/3 ½ /2, tree-lined cul-de-sac with beautiful big homes. Hardwood entry, Huge master down, island kitchen, Corian counters & seamless sink; gameroom up, deck, storm windows & doors, replaced roof, carpet, tile, stainless appliances incl.double ovens (convection & gas) plus warmer oven! Great pantry & laundry. ONLY $248,500, over 3500sf. (415WP)



Upgraded Newmark, 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, wonderful master down, great bath: jetted tub, sep shower, sep sinks. Gameroom up, formals + den, gleaming floors, tile in all wet areas, big island kitchen, gas cooktop, granite counters, lots of fabulous cabinets! Rounded corners & archways. Big pantry, laundry, breakfast bar opens to the den, gaslog fireplace. 2-story entry. 3317 s/f per builder. $239,500 ** YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ** Plenty of room to decorate – come see!! (3518BC)

QUAIL VALLEY IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Beautifully landscaped 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath with huge living area, formal dining & a fabulous enclosed sunroom looking out to the gorgeous back yard. Accent lighting front & back. Updated kitchen with tile, granite, appliances, huge master down with great bath, separate study. Huge upstairs bedrooms with added study area. $184,900. Quiet street, ready for move-in. (3826PV)

SUZETTE PEOPLES Broker/Owner 24+ yrs Exp. ABR, GRI, E-Pro (WCR & ABWA Member)


STAFFORD/HOUSTON UNINCORPORATED UNRESTRICTED AND NO HOA. 2 homes for sale on almost 1/3 ACRE lot! Close to HWY 59 and FM 1092. One home 2 beds 1 bath updated. Other home 1 bed/1 bath. Well & Septic and gas available. RESIDENTIAL OR BUSINESS. REDUCED to $225K





2107 SPUR CANYON CT. Riverpark West 4/3/2 Meritage Wimbledon flr plan, kit. w/42 in. cabinets, master bath w/whirlpool tub, formals Mike Martin $219,890

8818 STONES THROW LN. Sienna Plantation 5/3.5/3: Golf course loc. Incl. pool, spa, patio, & stamped concrete addition w mosquito system. Mike Martin $484,990

REDUCED 3827 HERITAGE COLONY DR. Heritage Colony 4/2/2: Neutral colors & open floor plan w/arches. Recent tile backsplash in kitchen Joan Berger $179,900

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21311 PARK MILL LN. Memorial Parkway 4/2.5/2: Granite in kitchen & bathrooms. Kit includes new backsplash & SS Appls. Mike Martin $184,900

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REDUCED 10919 RESTON POINT DR. Westheimer Lakes 4/2.5/2: Cul-de-sac location, stuccostone-brick elevation, huge master bedroom. Wendy Mottern $222,000

REDUCED 1046 SIERRA SHADOWS DR. Silverstone 3/2.5/2: Double pane windows and large den with tall ceilings. Large master suite. Wendy Mottern $99,900

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BRIGHTWATER CUSTOM HOME 2 story home almost 3200sqft! Master and full bedroom/bath down, gameroom up. 4 full baths.Owner spent almost $200K in upgrades/ improvements. Rare find and breathtaking views of a huge lake! 2 balconies, custom quality thru-out! PRICED AT $370’s WILL GO FAST!







It is the 28 floor corner unit with beautiful views! Nice open floor plan. New paint. New refresh hardwood floor. New customs window curtains. High celling. Tile at bathrooms & entrance . Granite kitchen Island & counters. Stainless appliance. New wine cooler. Granite bathroom counters. FOR LEASE $2,350/mo


A beautiful one story house with open & bright floor plan. High ceiling New paint,A/C compressor two years.Roof three years. New faux wood blinds throughout.New garage door opener.Tile floors throughout.Good size kitchen w/ lots of cabinets.Maytag gas range two years.Bay window at breakfast area. $129,900

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PECAN GROVE FORT BEND SCHOOLS! POOL/ SPA/WATERFALL! 1 story 3 bedrooms & formal dining. New interior paint, wood laminate floors thru-out. Updated over $20K. Shows great and ready for fast sale! Bring your offers! $150’s

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SUGAR LAND! Built in 2005!! 2 story original owners! 4 bedrooms 2.5 bath & study & gameroom! Master down. Looks like new. Tile floors thruout downstairs. Gourmet kitchen, custom blinds and double pane windows! Upgrades and more! Priced to go $150’s Hurry!!

SUGAR LAND! 5 bedrooms 3.5 bath on big corner lot. Over 3600 sqft! Seller spent over $25K on upgrades/ improvements. New tile thruout downstairs. Gourmet island kitchen with granite. CLEMENTS high school. REDUCED TO GO at $309,000!

NEWMARK home on big corner lot. Original Owner. 3 bedrooms & study barely lived in. Upgrades galore and tile floors thru-out. Custom blinds and lots of upgrades. PRICED TO GO LOW $200’S


FORT BEND! 1 story 3 bedrooms 2 full bath. Washer/dryer, Fridge, & blinds, all included! Plus closing cost help with Builder’s lender. Over 1800 sqft! Better than Renting. Close to Hwy 59 South. Call for details! Great Investment home too. Pool & Lake in neighborhood and close to shopping.


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LAKE OLYMPIA • very updated! Large living & dining. Open kitchen with lots of cabinets & storage. Family room is open to kitchen. Home has pergo & ceramic tile. Recent roof, double paned windows, plumbing & light fixtures, appliances, double ovens, blinds, granite, zoned a/c, siding & more. Landscaped backyard with patio. (2654TR)


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FABULOUS Mediterranean on culdesac. Almost new home in sought after Spring Valley! Seller spared no expense! Beautiful entry with Juliet balconies. Unbelievable wetbar area with wine closet and cooler! Travertine with inlays.Beautiful hardwoods, upgraded granite, and Plant.Shutters. Custom woodwork throughout! Two master suites, one with fireplace. 5th BR could be gameroom- 5/1 baths,3 car.Media room down!Study for two up! $1,115,000 (8831CA)



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

LAKE OLYMPIA - Fabulous open floor plan perfect for growing families. All 4 bedrooms up, spacious formal living & dining on 1st floor. Updated kitchen with Granite counters, undermount sink. Gleaming wood floors in breakfast and family room. French doors open to backyard. Sits across from nature reserve so no neighbors in front. MLS # 21372600 $162,500. (2726PV) email:



Heritage Texas Properties’ newest agent Heritage Texas Properties Fort Bend is proud to announce Diane Tidwell as a new REALTOR in their office. When not showing and selling residential real estate, Diane focuses her boundless energy on running, hiking, gardening, and playing the piano – and, of course, spending time with her daughters, Christi and Ashley, and son, Kyle, whom she views as her proudest achievements.




SWAN ISLAND @ LAKE OLYMPIA • OVERSIZED LOT in gated community. Surrounded by 130 acres of natural lakes & nature reserve. Neighborhood amenties include marina club, fishing, boating, wildlife reserve, trails, pools, tennis. Minutes from major work centers. No time limit to build. (73PA)

MEADOWCREEK • Formal living & dining. Open kitchen to family room. Covered patio overlooking pool & landscaped backyard. Many updates & upgrades.

AUSTIN PARK • Very updated. Master down. Many updates: granite, hardwoods, and more.


Area residents are sure to find the perfect gift and probably a little must-have item for themselves at Riverstone’s annual Holiday Market, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Vendors selling an array of specialty items will be staged at 74 Sunset Park Lane in Riverstone’s custom home neighborhood of Hartford Landing. On sale will be fall



WOODSTREAM • Extremely updated and upgraded. Energy package includes double paned windows and a 20 SEER a/c and furnace. Open living room. Separate formal dining. Beautiful touches--list is available upon request. Clements High School. (3310LH)



Beautiful four bedroom w/gameroom in golf course community! Spacious kitchen w/ granite countertops that opens to large living area-great for entertaining! L.wood flooring thoughout most of downstairs, including staircase. Master w/bay window. Bath w/ seperate shower & wirlpool. Large gameroom upstairs along w/ spacious guest rooms. $194,900 (2022QU)



LAKE OLYMPIA 5/4.5/3 • $399,900


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


A Beautiful Trendmaker with POOL! Great corner lot, no backyard neigbors so plenty of privacy! This home is like NEW!Beautiful Lam. wood flooring, granite countertops throughout, two story living with FABULOUS custom rock fireplace! Gameroom or Media room upstairs. Master bedroom down with really spacious guest bedrooms! Swing garage on front, so great curb appeal. $299,900 (5134SB)

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and holiday décor, stationery, children’s clothing, handbags, jewelry and more from vendors such as Cookie Lee Jewelry, Thirty-One Gifts, Simply Sassy Paper and Erika’s Designer Rocks. “This is an afternoon for the girls with shopping, refreshments and more,” said Christen Johnson, marketing director for Riverstone. “Plus,

getting a chance to tour the $1.6 million home hosting the market is enough to stir some excitement. This home is usually not open to the public.” Shoppers can compare purchases while sipping signature cocktails and munching on light hors d’oeuvres. Live music will keep the event festive. Entry into the market is free. While in the community,

visitors might want to drop off new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots at Riverstone’s homeowners’ association office, 4722 Riverstone Boulevard, Suite 150. The association is collecting toys throughout November. For more information on the market, including directions, visit or phone 281.499-8700.

Richmond and Rosenberg are experiencing a tremendous growth Richmond and Rosenberg continue to offer a few things other areas in the Greater Houston Metropolitan area do not, which is drawing many to the area. One of the many amenities west Fort Bend offers is homes with open spaces and land at reasonable prices. However, with the demand

Aliana is conveniently located west of Houston, on the Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) at West Airport. Visit

growing almost daily, prices may begin to climb. Available lots for homebuilding are at a premium. Many of the transplants to the area are from Houston and they are looking for the same thing, yet, for different reasons. The Lakes of Mission Grove, close to 359, offers homes sites with one-half to one+ acres. According to David Showalter, owner and developer, the Lakes of Mission Grove is seeing a variety of people moving in. “We have folks who have moved from Houston, looking to have a home on land, where they are more than six feet


Sugar Creek Country Club SPEAKER: LEONARD MCCALLA schools, on stages set up in the model home village. Established in 1992 to benefit the students of Fort Bend ISD, The Fort Bend Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities to enrich and enhance the quality of education for all Fort Bend ISD students through its grants programs. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $3.8 million in grants to teachers and schools. Visit www., for more information.

4/2.5/2 • $249,900

Riverstone announces November 8 Holiday Market

Aliana to host IFest & Vendor Fair Live 2012 on Nov. 3 Aliana is pleased to announce this year iFest Live 2012, presented by and benefiting Fort Bend ISD Education Foundation, will be held at Aliana’s new model home village on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each of the model homes will represent a different country and feature food, décor and crafts. Ifest Live 2012 is an international festival and vendor fair celebrating the tremendous diversity of cultures in Fort Bend County, and its school district, by highlighting the many unique traditions and decors. The festival will offer a feast for the senses as local vendors representing different countries display their food, crafts and costumes in each of the distinctively designed model homes. During this international tour, guests will be entertained by talented artists and students from FBISD and a host of regional dance and music

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city for 5- 10 years, or when they are looking to retire. So they are coming to Richmond and Rosenberg, where our communities can and do offer these amenities. The schools in the area, LCISD, Foster, Briscoe and others have good reputations which are also helping to draw families,” Showalter said. In Lakes of Mission Grove, minimum square feet of homes is 2,800 on a half-acre or more in this new community, presently 95 of the 208 lots have been sold, and there are homes under construction. “Lots in our subdivision, like in the other communities around west Fort Bend are selling. However, Richmond has had a lot of publicity lately regarding events and happenings in the area, so people are making the drive and falling in love with our community, so they are deciding to make it their home. However, some people who already live in Richmond are simply ready for a change, ready for more than just a house, they are looking for a home where they can stretch their legs,” Showalter said.

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Republican Party "until after the "Star" wrote about it and the Democratic Party posted it on its website," he told the "Star". Under the impression that it was "implied" Miller was aware of Fleming's alleged unethical voting behavior, this thinking is non sequitur. It does not follow. Whether information leads persons to make conclusions, correct or otherwise, can be attributed to a personal point of view. To Miller’s credit, he said that had he known about Fleming's alleged voting violations stemming from voting in two states for the same election on three separate occasions, and in both the Republican and Democratic primaries in Fort Bend County, "I would have turned him in." Clearly, the "Star's" reporting has uncovered irregularities otherwise not surfacing. Irrespective of that, Miller said he had five points to make. When this was shared with a colleague, she said, "Rick Miller needs to buy an ad."

Who introduced Bruce Fleming, under investigation by the county’s DA’s office for voter fraud, is not at issue except possibly to Miller. Fleming is a These thespians from Elkins HS played the rolls of the spirits of the Dew Republican running for Family. county commissioner against Democratic incumbent commissioner Richard Morrison. This weekend is the second neutering, initial vaccinations, Miller called the "Star" annual Hunting for Homes and microchipping. Senior last week in part to make it a Mega Pet Adoption Event. On citizens (60+) can adopt a point that he did not recruit November 3, from 10am-2pm pet for a discounted $20. Fleming into the Fort Bend County Republican Party. at the Fort Bend County Below are Dorothy, Marble, Fairgrounds, 4310 Texas 36, Larry, & Gizmo. These pets and But admittedly, he said he did not know who had. Rosenberg, Buidling B, pets more are ready to have a home! He also said Fleming did an from Fort Bend County, Sugar For more information call Land, Rosenberg, Missouri City, Melanie Manville at 832-473exceptional job as a precinct and Stafford Animal Services 2444 or email at melanie. chair meriting an award, and will be looking for new homes. it was the second year a newly Adoption for all animals Don't forget to find created award for outstanding is $40. This fee includes a us on Facebook at precinct chairs was presented wellness check, spaying or HuntingforHomes during Miller’s tenure as chair of the political party. About Fleming’s alleged voter fraud, Miller said that he did not know anything about it nor did anyone else in the Fort Bend County

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the accident scene and investigation. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “Investigator Shelley Nicodemus died from injuries sustained in the accident and Investigator Moses Perez suffered head and back injuries.” He explained, “Nicodemus was the passenger on the 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was found about 30 feet from the motorcycle. Perez was found closer to the bike.” Shelley Nicodemus, 45, has been with the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office since shortly after graduation from Lamar High School in Rosenberg. She began her career at the sheriff’s office in 1985 as a dispatcher and civilian employee before becoming a deputy sheriff and then an Investigator in the Sex Crimes Unit. Moses Perez, the purported driver of the bike is also a long time employee of the sheriff’s office. He is a

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Public feedback wanted for Brazos River Master Plan By Elsa Maxey

There’s a short on-line survey that takes about 15 minutes to complete having to do with the Brazos River running though Fort Bend County, and residents are encouraged to complete it. Fort Bend Green seeks public input from those who would like to have a say about using the Brazos River for recreation. They can also share their feelings about conserving the river and at the end of the survey, there’s a place for sharing personal stories about the river. In a news release from Fort Bend County, it reports that Fort Bend Green was awarded a National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Program grant to help develop a Recreation Master Plan for the Brazos River Corridor in Fort Bend. Fort Bend Green will be assisted by a steering committee of public and private partners, which include the City of Sugar Land and Missouri City. Sugar Land city spokesperson Doug Adolph said the city “supports the effort to plan parks and recreation facilities and activities along the Brazos River corridor” noting that in Sugar Land and its ETJ, there are nine river miles and approximately 3,600 acres of river floodway property. Of the 1,200 acres the city acquired, it has already developed about 200 of them,

the trails, picnic pavilions, restrooms, a playground, a dog park and a fishing pond. Sugar Land is also working with Fort Bend Green “to try to get the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to designate a paddling trail along the Brazos,” said Adolph. A canoe launch at the U.S. Highway 59 turn-around is planned for completion and there is also a second phase of development underway, said Adolph. Missouri City is partnering with public entities in the steering committee “that will provide valuable input and feedback toward the development of the Brazos River Corridor Recreation Master Plan,” said city spokesperson Stacie Walker. The city expects to “formulate specific programs that will best benefit our citizens,” said Walker. In the end, the intention of the overall effort is to tie Austin County and Stephen F. Austin State Park north of Fort Bend County to Brazos Bend State Park and Brazoria County to the south of Fort Bend County. This is considered an important connection between the two recreational assets. The Brazos River is 75 miles long, it crosses all of Fort Bend County and it is the longest river in Texas. To access the survey and provide input for the development of a master plan for the Brazos River, visit Brazos_River_Recreation_Plan





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Accreditation Assessment Team invites public comment A team of national assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Nov. 4 to examine the Sugar Land Police Department's policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. The site visit is part of a re-accreditation assessment that occurs every three years. SLPD was first accredited by CALEA in March 2001, one of the highest law enforcement recognitions. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Nov. 5, at 6 p.m., in the Council Chambers at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North. Comments may also be provided by phone at (281) 2752909 on Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m.

All comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must address SLPD's ability to comply with CALEA standards. Contact Sgt. Yolanda Davis, Accreditation Manager, at (281) 275-2615 for a copy of the standards. Written comments should be sent to CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Va., 20155. The assessment team will include law enforcement professionals from out-ofstate agencies that are similar in size to Sugar Land. The assessors will review written materials, conduct interviews and conduct site visits. Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. For more information on the CALEA, call (703) 352-4225.

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The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is now offering an online offense reporting service. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office has unveiled a new service to residents in the unincorporated area of Fort Bend County. " Residents now may utilize the Online Offense Report Service which can be found on the Sheriff’s Office webpage located on the Fort Bend County website. Haenel explained that the site is an opportunity for citizens to file reports from anyplace that has internet access, he even said one could print out the report for their own records. However, he did express that internet reporting is

The Sunshine Boys now playing at Fort Bend Theatre If you love The Odd Couple, Neil Simon has created another hilarious comic duo in Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys is now playing at Fort Bend Theatre at 2815 N. Main St. in Stafford, through November 10. Al and Willie were topbilled performers “Lewis and Clark” in vaudeville for over forty years until their ugly break up. After years of estrangement the two are called back for a "History of Comedy" retrospective. Can they reconcile their past to put on one final act? The reluctant reunion reunites


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Fort Bend ISD, in accordance Texas Education Code 44.031, is soliciting prospective qualifications for FIVE (5) YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, RFQ 13-035ML, due 11/13/12 @ 11:00 A.M. CST. NO LATE QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Contact: Michele Leach @ 281-634-1828. Qualification packet may be downloaded from: www. Mail qualification in SEALED envelope to: FBISD, 555 Julie Rivers Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77478, ATTN: Michele Leach.

Scope of Work of the Contract consists of providing the necessary labor, materials, equipment, and supervision to construct removal and replacement of approximately 14,000 linear feet of 4-inch through 16-inch waterline; rehabilitation of approximately 10,500 linear feet of 6-inch through 10- inch sanitary sewers including appurtenances, services, manholes, etc. and post-construction sanitary sewer televising. The project is located in Fort Bend County within the Kingsway subdivision, south of US Highway 90A and east of Staffordshire Road, Key Map No. 569 R&V. Bids received after the closing time will be returned unopened. A MANDATORY prebid conference will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 2:00 p.m. Local Time, at the District office. Attendance by each prospective bidder or its representative at the pre-bid conference is MANDATORY, and no Bid will be opened unless the bidder or representative was present at the pre-bid conference. Each Bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or a certified or cashier’s check, acceptable to the Owner, in an amount not less than 5 percent of the total amount bid, as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the Contract and execute the Bonds on the forms provided and provide the required insurance certificates within 7 days after the date Contract Documents are received by the Contractor. Copies of the bidding documents are on file at the following locations: Copies of the bidding documents may be obtained from Bidders must register on this website in order to view and/or download specifications and plans for this project. There is NO charge to view or download documents. 6335 Gulfton, Suite 100 Houston, Texas 77081-1169 Bidding documents may be examined at the above location without charge in the office of Jones & Carter, Inc. Construction Division. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive all defects and irregularities in bidding or bidding process except time of submitting a Bid. The Successful Bidder, if any, will be the responsible Bidder which in the Board’s judgment will be most advantageous to the District and result in the best and most economical completion of the Project. FORT BEND COUNTY WC&ID NO. 2

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF EDITH IRENE HILTON, DECEASED NO. 12-CPR-024989 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR Notice is hereby given that on October 22, 2012, Letters Testamentary upon the above Estate were issued to: Thomas James Hilton by the Honorable County Court At Law No. 1 of Fort Bend County, Texas, in Cause Number 12-CPR-024989 pending upon the Probate Docket of such Court. All persons having claims against the Estate being administered are hereby requested to present the same within the time prescribed by law to: Thomas James Hilton, Independent Executor c/o Mr. Louis M. Ditta, Attorney Cenatiempo & Ditta, L.L.P. 770 South Post Oak Lane, Suite 500 Houston, Texas 77056



PUBLIC NOTICE As required by 40 CFR 403.8(f)(2) (viii), Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2 is publishing the following list of those Significant Industrial Users (SIUs) that are in significant noncompliance with applicable pretreatment standards: Burzynski Research Institute, Roca Precision Manufacturing, Inc., and Royalty Metal Finishing. All of the above Industrial Users achieved compliance with the applicable pretreatment standards and no environmental harm was caused by the noncompliance.

PUBLIC NOTICE FORT BEND ISD, in accordance Texas Education Code 44.031, is soliciting proposals for DULLES HS RODGERS AUDITORIUM-BOYS RESTROOM FOUNDATION REPAIRS, CSP 13020ML, due 11/06/12 @ 10:00 A.M. CST. NO LATE PROPOSAL WILL BE ACCEPTED. Pre-proposal meeting scheduled for 11/2/12 @ 10:00 AM @ Dulles High School Main Office. Contact: Michele Leach @ 281634-1828. Register and download proposal packet at: http://purchasing. Mail proposal in SEALED envelope to: FBISD, 555 Julie Rivers Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77478, ATTN: Michele Leach.


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MULTIPLE FAMILIES. Nov 3, 8am to 3pm 2810 Meadowcreek Drive Meadowcreek Subdivision, Missouri City, Texas NOV. 2 AND NOV 3, 8AM - ? 22002 Rustic Canyon Lane 77479. Broyhill tables, game table, collectibles and more. BROOKSIDE. Sugar Land. 103 Carmellia Fri, 11/2 8AM-5PM & Sat 11/3 8AM - noon. Plumeria plants, household, etc. ESTATE SALE; 722 Venice St. Sugar Land Nov 1st, 2nd, 3rd; 8AM - 6PM Furniture, dishes, household items.


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Skeeters announce 2013 season game schedule The Sugar Land Skeeters has announced their 2013 regular season schedule, presented by ABC Home & Commercial Services. For the second season in a row, the club will host Opening Weekend at Constellation Field against the


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Ob i tuary

FOSTER John O. Foster, 65, of Katy, Texas, beloved husband of Leilani Lee (Bibbs), passed away October 23, 2012. He is survived by sisters: Cynthia, Clare, and Debbie. He was loved and respected by countless family members, friends, and business associates. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. A celebration of John’s life will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. River Bend Baptist Church, Fulshear, Texas.

incumbent league champions, this year facing the 2012 Atlantic League Champion Long Island Ducks for a fourgame series on April 18-21. In 2013, the Atlantic League will begin play one week earlier than last season. The Skeeters’ 2013 schedule features 140 games, including 70 home games. The Skeeters’ home schedule includes five games in April, 15 in May, 16 in June, 13 in July, 15 in August and six games in September for the final homestand against league-rival York Revolution. Also next season, Sugar Land will play two daynight doubleheaders, one at home against the Lancaster Barnstormers (May 1) and the other while visiting the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on July 6.

The Skeeters will host home games on several special occasion weekends including Opening Weekend and Father’s Day Weekend. Other notable dates for the Skeeters and the Atlantic League in 2013 include the Atlantic League All-Star Break (July 9-11 at Southern Maryland), the Atlantic League Division Series (September 18-20) and the Atlantic League Championship Series (September 24-27). Game times and a schedule of promotions will be announced at a future date. 2013 season tickets are on sale now. For more information about Skeeters games and how to purchase tickets, please contact the Constellation Field box office at 281-240-HITS or visit the Skeeters website at www.

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First United Methodist Church presents in concert WindSync The Friends of the Arts committee, First United Methodist Church, Missouri City presents in concert WindSync on Sunday, November 4. Beginning at 4 p.m., the concert will be held in the Chapel of the Resurrection at First United Methodist Church which is located at 3900 Lexington Blvd. near the intersection of Lexington and Murphy Road. The young, fresh and energetic ensemble is thrilling audiences with its unique approach to classical music. WindSync specializes in creative and engagingly interactive performances that inspire audiences of all ages. It is free to the public,

but love donations will be graciously accepted. Handicapped parking is

Shown is the WindSync group.

Meadows Place implements the TLC Program

Standing up for safer neighborhoods Protecting our property rights Defending the Constitution

By Karen Daniels

report cards; 166 Passed and 85 In an attempt to deter auto Failed. If you received a "fail" burglary, Chief Gary Stewart, the brochure will list the reasons implemented the TLC program why and prevention tips to assist (Take Out Valuables, Lock Your with protecting yourself and Vehicle, Close Your Windows) to your property. Something as educate the public on what they simple as mail left inside your could do to help themselves. TLC vehicle can lead to identity theft. stands for: Take out valuables; And, with the holidays coming Lock your vehicle; Close your up, it is important to either windows. According to statistics, remove all packages from your in the State of Texas a vehicle is car or make sure they are hidden broken into every 2 ½ minutes. from site. Unlocked doors and Chief Stewart and the police open windows (even slightly) department randomly inspect make it all too easy for criminals parked vehicles and issue "report to get to your belongings, and cards" with a pass/fail score it doesn't matter if you are to individuals in commercial just running quick errands. and residential areas of The If you witness someone City of Meadows Place. looking into cars and Last month the police checking door handles, department handed out 251 always call the police.

available. For more details call (281) 499-3502 or email us at

Former U.S. Supreme Court Law Clerk Specialist in appeals for 14 years “I am proud to support Brett Busby for Justice of the 14th Court of Appeals. Texas is fortunate that such a superbly qualified candidate is running for this important appellate court. Brett has the temperament, the integrity and the intelligence to be a truly great judge. Hon. Tom Phillips

Former Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court





2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am - 6:00pm Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA "A Place To Call Home" -

4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Contemporary Worship Service: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:15am Traditional Worship Service: 11:15am


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


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


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


SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

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 NON DENOMINATIONAL

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


FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055

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

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

Scripture of the week

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith— and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

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Elkins graduate is table tennis pro from Missouri City

Kyle Morgenroth is set to serve. talents and watched his athletic ability grow. He graduated from Elkins High School in 2001 and attended Texas State University where he earned a degree in Computer Science with a Math Minor in 2004. After graduation he moved to Los Angeles where he began working for Walt Disney Company as a Senior Software engineer with a focus on online gaming. In 2006 a co worker invited Kyle to play an innocent

By Joan Frances

The mere name hardly serves the game justice. “Ping Pong”, as most remember, is a table set up in the basement or garage where a little white ball is hit back and forth. No one would have thought that this pastime is now a world class competitive sport, otherwise referred to as Table Tennis. In Fort Bend we have our own world class athlete, the only American representing the U.S. in such a game. His name is Kyle Morgenroth. As a boy, Kyle was active in typical sports, Little League and Pony League baseball then he became interested in extreme skating and spent time in and Fort Bend County Libraries out of the doctors’ office. His will join other libraries around parents, Keith and Bobbie and his the world in celebrating sister Alicia supported his many International Games Day in November. An initiative of the American Library Association, International Games Day is a celebration of communities coming together to play at the library. It provides an opportunity for families to reconnect with the educational, recreational, and social value of games. Gaming of all types at the library encourages young patrons to interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others (including adults!), and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. LOCATED IN EAGLE LAKE, TX JUST In 2011, more than 27,700 30 MINS FROM SEALY, TEXAS people played games at more than 1,400 libraries across the CONTACT JOSE AT U.S. and in other countries. 713-586-3721 OR This year’s celebration of 713-683-8996 Games Day will include activities

game of table tennis, and he was hooked. He began many hours of practice and played at the Westside Table Tennis Club in LA where he met his coach Wei Wang, a member of the 1996 US Olympic Table Tennis Team, and the USATT Hall of Fame. He not only trained to be physically fit but studied the strategies and physics of the game. Kyle has gone to Germany twice to train at the German National Table Tennis center outside Dusseldorf and has trained with the best in Beijing, China. This week he is training at the Werner Schlager Academy in Schwechat, Austria near Vienna. Kyle will be the only American competing from November 7 through November 11 in the GAC Group 2012 ITTF World Tour Polish Open Table Tennis Tournament held in Poznan, Poland. This is the first international tournament he will be participating in. His goal is to compete at the Olympics. Because of his talent, Kyle has been on the Price is Right demonstrating a Ping Pong table

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A thought for the Richard family Right there in black and white it reads - wedding and auction in In a recent update on the ever the same sentence! WHAT!?! improving health of Justice of Talk about opportunity the Peace (JP) Jim Richard, knocking!!!  Auctions and his chronicler, Sue Hauenstein weddings, oh what possibilities, imparted a tidbit that could not what to do, what to do? Do go unchecked.  She wrote, “Jim you auction off the groom?  and Laura are overwhelmed Nah, might be a hard sell and by the love and support they equally as tough to raise enough have received from people money to make that profitable.  near and far. They truly love Auctioning off the Bride? Fort Bend County and the Although it could have some support and prayers they have merit if she’s a Bridezilla , just received from their friends and seems tacky and a throwback to colleagues is humbling!”  something we have long fought to overcome….but – Auctioning off the mother-in-law!  Now there folks is a P-L-A-N!!!!  Ol’ Judge Jim will have to buy a dump truck to haul all his money to the bank! Heck, if this catches on, Fort Bend County will have a line of folks fight’n to sign up to run for JP; after they get their auctioneer’s license and all.       Hauenstein goes on to say his kids have noted that he is not as tired and grumpy as he was …. So there ya go, here is a man with burgeoning opportunity during his tough recovery who is bumping all over a Snow Justice of the Peace, Jim Richard White story.  Opportunity has knocked, He already has his She adds, “Jim has been Princess, and he is buddies with feeling so much better since the Grumpy, Sleepy, Doc, Dopey, chemo and radiation treatments Bashful and with his recovery… concluded.  His auctioneering Happy, who is bouncing all over commitments have picked up and the place.   The ol auctioneering even his 6 year old daughter has -wed’n judge just needs to commented on the number of find Sneezy and poof! All weddings that daddy performs. will be well in Richardville.   All of the kids are relieved that Please continue to keep he's not as grumpy any more. the Richard family in your Yes, re-read that …again… thoughts and prayers as he umm, hum, you read it correctly!  traverses the road to recovery.  



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My wife, Judy, and I have been married 50 years. We are both native Texans. We have lived in Fort Bend and Missouri City for 36 years and have always been active in community and civic events. I am passionate about soccer and manage an adult and youth league and club. I am a graduate of the University of Texas in Latin American Studies and Law School. I have supplemented my education with graduate business courses with NYU and Houston Baptist University. I am bilingual English/Spanish. I have practical experience as an international banker, and as general counsel and risk and insurance manager for an international oil drilling contractor. I have been a lawyer for 41 years both as a corporate ofcer and in private practice. In the public sector I have served two terms as a City Councilman of Missouri City. I continue as a member of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1. My education and experience in the private sector has given me a broader background and perspective of my role as County Attorney that will be a plus for the County and the taxpayers. I know I can do a better job and save the County money both on the operation of the ofce and the benets it will bring to the County as a whole. I am guided by the law, the truth, and fairness. I am respected by people in both political parties and independents. I am not beholden to any politician or special interest and will always seek to do what is right. This independence will allow me to do more for the County than is currently the case. I value your support and suggestions. Vote for Skip Belt

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

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Honoring America's Heroes Gala set for Friday, November 9 Don't know if the club sent you more than what I have below. It's suppose to be a big event...I think maybe this is the one associated with Rick Miller, however. The Southwest 59 Sunrise Rotary is sponsoring their 2nd annual Honoring America’s Heroes Gala Friday, November 9 at the Marriott in Town Square beginning at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $100 per person, or $1000 per table (of 10), and, if you have a product or service that you’d like to donate for our silent auction, please call Mel Mamula at 832-692-3761. Last year this club donated over $26,000 to local charities and veteran service organizations.


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

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January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 January BeApril sure to May thank these businesses sponsoring these2012 community, club and charity weekly2012 happenings 2012 February 2012 March 2012 2012 2012 June 2012 July 2012 for August 2012 September October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 Ma2012 EFFORT IS MADE TO MAKE2012 SURE EVERY2012 NON-PROFIT GETS PUBLISHED WEEK PRIOR TO March YOUR 2012 EVENT April 2012 May 2012 June 2012EVERY July 2012 August 2012 September October November EVENT 2012 December 2012 JanuaryTHE 2012 February 2012 April Email to: or mail: Fort Bend Star • 4655 Techniplex Dr., Stafford, Texas 77477

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. stroke, Saturday, Nov. 3, Reliant Park, Nov. 3. Opening ceremonies 9 a.m., walk begins at 9:30 a.m. To participate in the annual event, walkers can register online by visiting or by calling Companion care for Seniors by Seniors. 713-610-5042. There is no registration fee, but donations are appreciated. In-home programs of care and caring for seniors. Bargain Book Sale Call Mike for a free assessment 281-261-8107 Friends of First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, at Grant’s Lake, Sugar Land, will hold their monthly bargain book sale Sat. Nov. 3, 9 am to 2 pm. Hardbacks $1, paperbacks $.50 (some upcharged some less). Lots of children’s books. GOOD CONDITION ONLY books, CD’s, DVD’s may be donated during regular library hours or at the sale and are FRESH WATER tax deductible. 281 416-0936 Beads • Necklaces • Rocks Beading Classes PEARL STRAND • 14K & 18K • Fine Jewelry and Estate Jewelry ProGrad garage sale with minimum purchase of $10.00 16230 City Walk Sugar Land Town Square • 281-265-0993 Dulles HS ProGrad garage sale will be held Sat., Nov. 3, 8 – 2:30PM, at Must present coupon email: Dulles HS. They will also accept donations on Friday Nov. 2, 3 – 7:30 PM at Rogers auditorium. Saturday with the Master Gardeners Visit the 4 acres of Demonstration Gardens designed and maintained by the Fort Bend Master Gardeners Saturday, November 3. Park in front of the Agriculture Center located at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX, 8502 FM 359 281.533.0099 77471. Take one of the sidewalks back to the area behind the building to Fulshear, TX 77441 find the Master Gardeners. Gardens are open from 9:00-11:00 a.m. 281341-7068 or for more information. Fall Festival Join them for the Seven Meadows Fall Festival is Saturday, November 3, 9903 South 2:00pm-5:00pm. Festival activities including Face Painters, Hay Rides, Highway 6 Bungy Challenge, Bounce Houses, Obstacle Course, Rockwall, Pony “ You don’t have to Sell your Gold or Silver, use it as collateral” Sugar Land “ Get a Quick Cash Loan here, We charge Less interest!” Rides, Trains, Food, Crafts, Games and more. Halloween attire is encour281-498-4770 “Selling gold or silver? Get a Free Quote from us before you do!” aged (there will be prizes awarded to the best dressed.) 23610 Seven Meadows Parkway, Katy, Texas For more information please visit www. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 Music in the Plaza Trunk or treat The Infusers are ready to rock the plaza with a live concert! This local trio Hosted by H.O.P.E. for Sunny Skies will host a family-friendly hair- is made of talented 14 year olds who perform a mix of original and cover raising Halloween fun, Wednesday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., songs spanning four decades of rock and roll! Sugar Land Town Square, Seabourne Creek Regional Sports Complex, 3701 Fountain Drive, 7-9 p.m., Sat., Nov. 3. Rosenberg. Inflatables, face painting, games and more. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Sienna book club meets Fort Bend NAMI to The next meeting of the Sienna Book Club is Monday, November 5, 1:30 present program pm, the Large Conference Room at library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. Fort Bend National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) to present a pro- Missouri City. The book to be discussed is The Christmas Train. Anyone gram on employment, Thurs., Nov.1 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, First United interested in joining this literary-review club is invited to attend. For more Methodist Church Missouri City, Entrance at 3900 Lexington Blvd., information, call the branch library at 281-238-2900. Missouri City. Speaker Mr. Howell with Workforce Solutions. Free & Imperial Arts in need of volunteers open to public. Volunteers needed for their New Center for the Arts. A meeting is planned Sugar Plum Market for Mon., Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Center for the Arts, 823 Third Street, Rosenberg. The 12th Annual Sugar Plum Market is set for November 1-3, by the Fort Various volunteer opportunities needed. If interested please attend this Bend Junior Service League and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Stafford meeting or call 832-278-9763 or Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. The Market will feature over 100 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 vendors, including 50 new ones, and benefits local charities. For tickets Intro computer classes and information, visit First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, will present a free, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 introductory computer class, “Computers 101,” Tuesday, November Music in the Plaza 6,10:15 am, Conference Room. The classes are free and open to the pubEnjoy Music in the Plaza Fri., Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m., Sugar Land Town Square, lic. Seating is limited, reservations required. Participants may register by with master guitarist Mark Towns’ new project, Tribology— an eclectic 281-238-2800, or by visiting the library. mix of jazz, funk, fusion and Latin grooves. ONGOING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Imperial Arts new location Heart Walk Imperial Arts has a new location underway, although still under construcSupport the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and tion and located in Historic Downtown Rosenberg, they are in need of

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