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For 15 years, the City of Stafford has held a tree lighting ceremony to usher in the holiday season. This occasion was started by the Stafford Historical Society so that they could dress up the Island and encourage others to decorate as well. Ten years ago with the addition of the Stafford Centre, the location was relocated. This year, the city is making some changes and giving back to residents. For starters, this year's the tree lighting ceremony is being revamped. Susan Ricks and Karen Austin discussed with
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Council their desire to make this year's party a "focus on the children" having fun. This year's theme: "Santa's Village Comes to Stafford" will be held on Tuesday, December 3 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm and will be "come and go" style. Due to a late Thanksgiving, the holiday lights around the City will already be lit and there will be no need for an official ceremony. At this new event, hot dogs and snacks will be served, the SMSD choir will perform, Santa will arrive via fire truck at 6:00pm to visit with the children, and the TREE-LIGHTING, continued on page 5
Crime Stoppers reward was announced. It all began in the wee hours of October 26, 2013 when patrol officer Ann Carrizales stopped a suspicious vehicle on FM 1092/ Murphy Road. As she made contact with the driver, the front seat passenger shot her twice; once in the cheek and once in the chest. As the shooters sped off, Officer Carrizales, bleeding and suffering from concussion wounds to the chest where her bulletproof vest had stopped the projectile, gave chase. Officer Carrizales and a fleet of pursuing law enforcement chased the gang of three from Stafford to north Houston. Officer Carrizales was taken to the hospital and the other officers found and arrested the shooter; the other two got away. ARRESTED, continued on page 5
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Oyster Creek Rotary Club Veterans Day set for Nov 8 The Oyster Creek Rotary Club will hold its 14th annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon 11:30 AM, Friday, November 8, at the City Centre at Quail Valley, Missouri City. The speaker will be Missouri City native John Boerstler who served as a US Marine Corps sergeant in Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Djibouti, and Kenya. In Iraq, he was wounded, suffering severe trauma to his right eye. John received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in 2007, graduated from Texas A&M University, and is currently pursuing a master’s of public administration degree from the University of Houston. Boerstler will wrap up the luncheon with encouraging words of patriotism, service, and honor.” There will also be the presentation of the US Flag to a distinguished veteran sponsored by Frances X. Gerosa Jr. Shown is Veterans luncheon speaker, SGT John Boerstler, in Anbar Province, Iraq for the first national elections, January 2005. See related article on page 3
Meetings reveal preferences for fixing capacity issues at Fort Bend ISD schools and creating magnet programs at under-capacity facilities are Close to 400 people attended the most popular ideas for fixing two community dialogue overcrowded schools. Adding sessions at Elkins High School portables and making operational and Travis High School to changes like required online discuss options for fixing overcourses or alternate schedules crowded and under-utilized were the least popular. schools in Fort Bend ISD. For under-utilized schools, Surveys taken by the attendees surveys revealed that changing showed that expanding existing attendance boundaries, creating schools, building new schools magnet programs and using By Betsy Dolan
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victim did not reveal the Richmond man convicted for attacks because Continuous Sexual Abuse of threats LopezYoung Child; sentenced to 38 Martinez made, years in prison. telling her he Humberto Lopez-Martinez, would hurt her 41, of Richmond, was charged or other family Humberto Lopez-Martinez and convicted of sexually members if she assaulting a youngster over a two did not keep their secret. year period beginning when she According to testimony, on was only 11 years old. According two separate occasions, Lopezto evidence, the assaults began Martinez struck the child in the in early 2010 with inappropriate mouth because she was crying touching, escalating to sexual assault not long after. The child PREDATOR, continued on page 5 By LeaAnne Klentzman
under-capacity schools for district use were highly desirable. Closing schools for non-district use and selective demolition on buildings were the least desirable. The community dialogue meetings are part of a large-scale effort by Fort Bend ISD to use community input and online surveys to create a facilities master plan by February and a new elementary school boundaries plan by May. The district also hopes to get community help in adopting a new strategic plan which will include a new mission and vision with the goal of having no achievement gaps and a graduation rate of 100% by 2025. MEETINGS, continued on page 5
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Campbell Elementary School’s Kids for Kindness Program will focus on children living with autism for its November Service Project. More than 30 students will promote autism awareness by assisting in the sales of the Hope for Three, local autism advocates, 2014 Many Faces of Autism Calendar. The calendar, which features a unique compilation of children on the autism spectrum, is a tax-deductible donation of $10. All funds generated from the autism awareness calendar sales go toward the Hope for Three Family Resource Fund. Viewing the 2014 Many Faces of Autism Calendar are Kids for Kindness Members and several students of Campbell Elementary’s Autism Program. Shown in the photo (back row left to right): Alyssa Ibarra, Cody Walker, Domenick Williams, Londyn Montgomery, Maylon Adams; middle row: Candice Edwards, Alex Robles, Lakin Montgomery, Kate Fehres and Bishop Williams; front row: Paul Gaines, II, Gabby Ayiteyfio, Jonathan John and Lauren Montgomery. See related article on page 3
Midday Monday a terrified Cinco Ranch woman called 911 from her closet and reported intruders in her home. Law enforcement responded, discovered forced entry but did not find the intruders. Hours slipped by and more calls of suspicious vehicles and strange activity plagued the northern reaches of Fort Bend County. Shortly before 2pm, one of the contract deputy constables patrolling the area came across
one of those suspicious vehicles and stopped it. While he was dealing with circumstances that were not adding up, other sheriff’s deputies and deputy Constables were pursuing what was identified as a pair “armed and dangerous” with pistol in hand. After searching blocks of fenced back yards, and a ribbon of concrete, the Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter was called in to assist RESIDENTIAL, continued on page 5
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SUSAN, WE WISH YOU WELL: Susan Fox has made a positive contribution to Quail Valley Subdivision for the last six years through her marketing position at QV FUND HOA. By using the VVEnews ListServe, Susan has provided information, such as, upcoming events and a summary of her minutes for each City Council and FUND board meetings. Also missed will be her emails on lost/found dogs/cats. SUSAN’S MESSAGE TO ALL QV RESIDENTS: “Quail Valley is unique and special. Your FUND HOA Trustees, City Councilmen and QV Residents are working hard to make QV a great place to live and raise families. This neighborhood has experienced many changes in the past six years. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to contribute to its rebounding.” A “FREE” LEGO FAMILY DAY: School-aged children in grades 1 through 5 will create imaginative structures with Lego building blocks. Saturday, November 9th, 2 to 4 pm at University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd, Sugar Land.
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Oyster Creek Rotary Club Veterans Day Luncheon set for November 8 The Oyster Creek Rotary Club will hold its 14th annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon 11:30 AM, Friday, November 8, at the City Centre at Quail Valley, Missouri City, Texas. The speaker will be Missouri City native John Boerstler who
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Kids for Kindness Project benefits local children with autism Campbell Elementary School's Kids for Kindness Program will focus on children living with autism for its November Service Project. More than 30 students will promote autism awareness by assisting in the sales of the Hope for Three, local autism advocates, 2014 Many Faces of Autism Calendar. The calendar, which features a unique compilation of children on the autism spectrum, is a tax-deductible donation of $10. All funds generated from the autism awareness calendar sales go toward the Hope for Three Family Resource Fund.
Viewing the 2014 Many Faces of Autism Calendar are Kids for Kindness Members and several students of Campbell Elementary's Autism Program. The Kids for Kindness Project will run throughout the month of November. To purchase your calendar, contact Suzanne Stavinoha, Campbell Elementary School Counselor at 832-223-1300 or visit http://hopeforthree. org/shop43/#calendar. For more information on Hope for Three, how it assists families or how you can help BE the difference, call 1-800-317-0787 or visit www.hopeforthree.org.
Ridge Point High School Band and Color Guard are headed to State The Ridge Point High School Marching Band and Color Guard, led by Director Dr. Michael Barnes and Assistant Director Andrew Lee, have made school and district history by advancing to the UIL State Marching Band Contest. This is the first year that the band and color guard have advanced to the competition, and they are only the third Fort Bend ISD band to do so. They follow the Austin High School and Clements High School Bands. Ridge Point joins Foster High School in being the only two bands in the area to advance to state after placing at the Area E Marching Contest, held October 26. They will compete against other top bands at the
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Texas A&M University, and is currently pursuing a master’s of public administration degree from the University of Houston. In 2011 John was the recipient of a German Marshall Fellowship to represent the US in eight different European countries. After working for a US Congressman and for two Houston mayors, John is a strong advocate for veterans and is a manager for the Wounded Warrior Project and as the Board Chairman of the Lone Star Veterans Association. Oyster Creek Rotary Club president, Cindy Fauvelle, describes the event
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Now we find out about lie number two on Obamacare. Obama lied repeatedly when he said, “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it, PERIOD,” and if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor too. That is two lies to the American public. Then he said, “We are making the insurance market better for everybody.” Well he’s not making it better for the millions and millions of healthcare policy holders that were perfectly happy prior to Obamacare and are now
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ALLOWED to keep the plan they were perfectly happy with prior to the passage of the democrat’s law called the Affordable Care Act. The reason I said almost is that healthcare policies that are offered by all the big unions are completely unaffected by Obamacare as well as the healthcare coverage that Congressman Pete Olson and Senator John Cornyn enjoy as elected politicians. Obamacare has EXEMPTED themselves and unions from Obamacare. Additionally, these and all other elected officials and their staffs
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including the Fort Bend cities. Friendswood, which lies in Three cities in Fort Bend both Harris and Galveston County are on a recently Counties, is the only one released list of the 50 safest in than ranked in the top 10 Texas, according to SafeWise, with a number 3 rating. a home security industry The other metro area cities company based in Utah. The on the list of 50 include company provides services as Pearland, 24; La Porte, 25; an independent resource on Lake Jackson 27; League community safety, reviews on City (Galveston County), 31; security providers, research Deer Park, 36; and Huntsville on community public safety (Walker County), 44. initiatives and tips and tools to In statements released help individuals make homes by the City of Rosenberg, and communities safer. Mayor Vincent M. Morales, With a number 20 ranking Jr. said, “This accolade brings for Missouri City, 22 for Sugar attention to Rosenberg, Land, and 29 for Rosenberg, and the phenomenal these cities were selected quality of life provided our based on paired data from residents and businesses. the most recent FBI Crime in It is exciting to see outside the U.S. along with research groups acknowledge and by SafeWise for the findings recognize the things that of the safest cities in Texas make Rosenberg so special.” with 20,000 residents or SafeWise’s promotion more as of 2011. Reportedly of the safe cities relates to as of the 2010 census, there the marketing potential of were 132 cities in Texas with relocation areas, “finding populations over 20,000. your family a city with a low The top two cities in crime rate” as a priority. The the number one and two company maintains that for spots, Colleyville and Elm, persons considering a move are in the outskirts of the to the Lone Star state with Dallas-Fort Worth area. Ten these “important FBI statistics Houston suburban areas in and insightful community Harris, Galveston and Walker overviews,” this information Counties made list of 50, is extremely helpful.
will enjoy having you and me pay 70% of their monthly insurance bill even though these politicians make $174,000 or more annually. If you or I go to the government healthcare exchanges (because our policy was cancelled) and sign up for any of the plans, we will not get any subsidy to help cover some of the costs since we are not at poverty level or some percentage of poverty level. The Affordable Care Act has nothing to do with improving healthcare or lowering healthcare costs. This socialist president’s only goal was to punish the 280 million Americans that were perfectly happy with the coverage of their health insurance. Those of us that will not get any subsidy to pay for a government healthcare exchange policy will not see any cost savings in
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The Insurance Company responsible for your claim must pay you an amount equal to the retail value of your vehicle, less your deductible if you are the insured. If you Chuck Charlton do not feel this is an adequate amount, you will need to substantiate y our claim for a higher dollar amount with independent written evidence showing the worth of a similar vehicle (year, model, mileage, condition and options) in the same market area. The market area may be local or regional depending upon the number of vehicles for sale in the area. Remember, upon extension of their offer to you, the Insurance Company has fulfilled its obligation and can, at that time, stop payment for rental car expenses. If your vehicle is totaled, visit your local dealerships or go online and obtain information that substantiates your claim of what you believe your vehicle is worth.
Is there anything I can do to reduce my high monthly office expense? This is a great question right in line with our trying economic times. ProStar Communications has an answer for reducing that large monthly expense for office space. If you have the type of business where you deal with your customers over the telephone instead of face-toface, then a VIRTUAL OFFICE is the answer for you. With a virtual office, you can Lydia Ouellette work from anywhere…..even from home. You can have your own telephone number with customized automated attendant and voice mail box greetings. There are other great features like having your voice mail messages sent to your cell phone, BlackBerry or E-Mail. You can have a telephone set at your house or work on a laptop Softphone anywhere there is internet. And the best part is your customers will never know if you are at an office, at your home or in a hotel on vacation. If you need office space to see clients, but want to downsize then send most of your employees home. With the Panasonic IP telephone equipment, we recently took a company with 20 employees that did a majority of their business over the telephone and set up 15 of them at home. This drastically reduced the company’s monthly expense for office space. Incoming calls can be answered at the main office or a remote site and transferred between locations seamlessly and the caller never knows. ProStar Communications and Panasonic have many more solutions for your office communication needs. ProStar is an authorized Panasonic dealer serving the Fort Bend and Houston area since 1992. Please call us at 281.265.3500 for a free consultation to discuss your needs for today and into the future.
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Can I use my FSA to purchase hearing aids? Yes, hearing aids are a qualified medical expense for flexible spending accounts (FSA). And now is the time of year to begin thinking about funding your Terry Snook AuD, FAAA FSA for the following year. Although there have been several changes over qualified expenses for medical saving plans, hearing aids are still a covered benefit. A Health Savings Account (HSA) is another plan available to taxpayers who are enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plans. Contributions to both FSAs and HSAs are not subject to federal income tax. FSA funds have to be used within a calendar year and HSA contributions roll over and accumulate each year. So now is the time to plan for your medical expenses in 2014 and feel free to contact us if you need any additional information if you are considering purchasing hearing aids.
You’re driving along and suddenly the “Check Engine Light” comes on. What does it mean and what should I do? Depending on the year, make, and model of your vehicle, there are literally hundreds of reasons a “Check Engine Light” may appear. Can the vehicle be driven? The general rule is: if the “Check Engine Light” is on, and the car seems David Alexander to be running ok, you can drive it, however Service Director if the engine light is on and it is flashing, you should get the vehicle checked immediately. If the light is on and not flashing, you should have it checked at your earliest convenience. The “Check Engine Light” is a warning light for multiple systems operating in your vehicle. In simplest of terms, it’s like an engine management warning system to alert you of a potential problem. Just like your computer pops up with an “error message” saying that something’s wrong, your check engine light turns on to warn you that it has detected a malfunction: mechanical, technical, software, or otherwise. Many people will try to reset the check engine light on their vehicles, this will actually only mask the problem. Most manufacturers advise against it. All this does is reboot your computer and it will go into a process called “relearn” losing all stored data for proper diagnosis of the problem. The best thing to do would be to call your service provider to schedule an appointment to run a diagnosis on your vehicle. That way you and your family are safe so you can “relax and enjoy the difference.”
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On the afternoon of October 31, Stafford authorities held the press conference seeking the public’s help. Less than 24 hours later suspect Freddy Henriquez was in custody based on a concerned citizen’s tip and the assistance of the Houston Police Department. Stafford Police Lieutenant Dustin Claborn said, “The initial call came into the Harris County Constable Precinct 5 and was transferred
to our investigator. The caller identified Freddy Henriquez as an individual that had come to their church looking for help and a place to stay. Recognizing him, the caller initiated contact with law enforcement. Coordinating with the caller, investigators checked a residence in Houston for the fugitive and discovered he had left and gone to a church in the 7300 block of Ashcroft in Houston.” Using that information Henriquez was taken into custody by HPD SWAT without incident
at 12:46 a.m. on the morning of November 1. Claborn went on to explain, “Subsequent investigation indicates Henrequez’ intended to hide utilizing churches for 2-3 months, then assuming a new identity and remaining in the country.” Then later that day, a Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest of the third suspect Daniel Cruz. In that arrest Stafford officers coordinated again with the Houston Police Department
City of Stafford to revamp tree-lighting ceremony and offering holiday specials for residents if purchased by December 20. Normally tickets are $75, but this event, which provides party will include six or so dinner of either prime rib or activity booths like a cookiedecorating station, fishing and chicken, two drink tickets, live music from Passport, and a ring toss games that award midnight champagne toast will small gadgets to participants. be $37.50. For the adults, as an Mayor Leonard Scarcella introduction to the beginning said, "I would hope a lot of of Stafford Centre's 10th Year Anniversary, tickets to the New Stafford citizens would give Year's Rockin' Eve bash will be consideration" to this event that will provide "much safer 50% off for Stafford residents TREE-LIGHING, continued from page 1
circumstances" for those traveling home after the event. All of the Councilmembers thought the special price was an excellent idea. During the discussion of the cost and break-even pricing, Councilman Cecil Willis said, "You don't lose money when it's for Stafford citizens." Mayor Scarcella added, "Even if we lost money, it's for the 10 year anniversary."
and arrested Cruz at a relative’s apartment in the 9000 block of Fondren. Claborn attributed the arrests to the partnership with the Houston Police Department, FBI, ICE, Crime Stoppers and Clear Channel Communications. He extended sincere thanks to the public and the media for their support during this incident saying, “The apprehension of Freddy Henriquez and Daniel Cruz was made possible through the support and assistance of the community and Crime Stoppers. The Stafford Police Department appreciates all the efforts brought to bear in bringing these suspects another step towards justice.”
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Meetings reveal preferences for fixing capacity issues at Fort Bend ISD schools A steering committee, made up of over 100 community stakeholders, has been meeting to help craft the two plans. "The work we're doing has to do with looking at the entire district and all of our facilities and to figure out how we're going to prepare our students for a 21st century workforce", said Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre. Jacobs Engineering was hired by the district to conduct a comprehensive facilities assessment which will look at everything from roofs to technology gaps to
classroom square footage. "One of the key elements of the facilities assessment is educational adequacy--how space meets educational needs. Do our buildings deliver what we need them to deliver?", said Tracy Richter of Dejong-Richter, an educational consultant hired by the district to oversee the steering committee and community input process. In the surveys, attendees selected "declining educational adequacy" as the main deterrent in the district achieving its mission, vision and goal. Declining condition of schools, capacity issues and special programs that are not offered at
every campus also scored high. Surveys also indicated that the ideal capacity for elementary schools should be no more than 150 students per grade; no more than 400 students per grade in middle school; and no more than 600 students per grade in high school. Two more community dialogue meetings will be held in December. The Board of Trustees will vote on the facilities master plan and the district's strategic plan in February. The elementary school boundary plan discussions will begin in mid-February. In addition, a comprehensive web survey will be available the first two weeks of December.
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and threatened to tell someone what he was doing to her. In June of 2012 when LopezMartinez was no longer able to get to the child, within about 3 weeks she confided in her aunt about the abuse. Investigations were initiated where upon evidence of continued sexual abuse of a child was confirmed. At trial, the young victim
testified before a jury and her abuser about the many years of sexual abuse she endured at the hands Humberto LopezMartinez. “That little girl was so brave and so strong to endure the abuse in order to, in her mind, keep her family safe,” said Assistant District Attorney Jill Stotts, “And then again to tell her story to keep other children safe from the same sexual abuse
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some family ties, they appear to be binding… on the community. We are being told of an officer who likes to throw his power around. He uses his badge to … bully. Really? We don’t even allow that in schools anymore. This kind of behavior can only flourish if it is acceptable to those running the operation. Administrators, you listening? You have a problem. When the public even feels oppressed by an officer, it binds those family ties. Imagine if a citizen has the gall to say something to that offending officer – when he is behaving badly – off duty, and they are shown the badge? Really? Then imagine that citizen having the guts to call and complain, only to get hold of the offensive officer’s brother-
in-law? Nada, nothing, no help at all…the behavior goes unchecked. But wait, now they want the victim to file a formal complaint, in yet another division of the same agency, but then you get offensive officer’s sister. Oh well, maybe a complaint can be made at a county wide agency, oops, there you have yet another sister. Honestly, maybe it’s time to rethink this family thing. Heck, over at the Sheriff’s Office, they have entire families
that she had suffered. She is a hero,” Stotts said. The jury in this case deliberated less than two hours. They sentenced LopezMartinez to 38 years in prison without the possibility for parole. Assistant District Attorneys Jill Stotts and Lisa P. Gregg prosecuted the case. Attorney Sid Crowley represented Lopez-Martinez.
on the payroll. The problem with the whole family employment act being done by these west side agencies is that when a problem arises, there will always be questions about the way the problem was handled. Heck, this one punk is destroying the reputation of his father; he NEVER acted like that! Time for cop dynasty’s to start woop’n their toddlers and teach them right from wrong.
in the search for the in purported armed burglars/home invaders. At the end of the incident, two were in custody, at least
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WESTFIELD PINES • Stop this is the one! This beautiful 4 bedroom home offers both formals, family room, large backyard. Lovely crown molding in formals and master bedroom. The warm feeling this home gives off as you walk in makes you want to stay. Enjoy entertaining family and friends, or a night of games or grilling your favorite burgers. A/C replaced in 2012. Come by you will be glad you did!!. $128,000 (5218RU)
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Collecting donated items for our deployed troops Participating FBISD schools are collecting donated items to send to our deployed troops. Your donated items can be dropped off at the Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center at 11625 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, no later than Veteran's Day, November 11. Christmas packing for
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Over 6,000 guests explored four historic sites and a plethora of activities at George Ranch Historical Park on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. The Park was bustling with excitement over the weekend as guests experienced over 100 years of Texas history. Candace Jones, Director at George Ranch Historical Park, said, “It was truly one of the best in terms of smoothness of operations, quality of programs, diversity of publicity, and great customer service. The entire festival reflected commitment and teamwork. The 30th Anniversary showed a strong re-focus on our historical ‘roots’ and the quality was superb. Our attendance was noticeably higher and the visitors were enthralled with all of the activities.”
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Thriller musical phenomenon Jekyll & Hyde is here in Fort Bend Don’t miss your chance to see the thrilling, gothic musical theatre phenomenon, Jekyll * Hyde at Fort Bend Theatre, 2815 N. Main Street in Stafford. Shows run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm, now through November 17. An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, Jekyll & Hyde is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from
his good, Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. Featuring some of Houston’s finest actors, you’ll want to come and see for yourself why this macabre PG -13 production attracted legions of loyal fans even before the show began its smash-hit Broadway run. 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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Lucy (Katie Harrison) flirts with Dr. Jekyll (Luther Chakurian) at the Red Rat Saloon while patrons enjoy, (L-R) ( Sam Flash, Jana Ellsworth, Curtis Barber, Steve Freedman, Zach Salcich, Giulio Ricco, Melissa Mayo) in the Award Winning Fort Bend Theatre production of Jekyll and Hyde. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm, November 1st - November 17th.
Fort Bend Women's Shelter to benefit Pre-holiday donation drive set Saturday, November 9 On Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers from the Fort Bend County Women’s Center PennyWise Resale Centers will be at the shopping center to accept donations of new or gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes; jewelry and accessories; furniture; electronics; and housewares. Donations can be dropped of in the parking lot just outside of the Food Court entrance of First Colony Mall. Items that are donated during the PennyWise Donation Drive will be sold at one of the Women’s Center’s PennyWise Resale
Second annual Pretty in Pink raises funds for cancer patients The community charity event, Pretty in Pink—Town Square, raised more than $114,000 to benefit local cancer patients through the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital 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 was so honored to be a part of this important event for the second year in a row,” said Dr. Sandra 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.” “As a breast surgeon I see the financial toll a cancer diagnosis can take on my patients. Raising money for the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital cancer fund gives me the opportunity to help my patients on a different level,” said Dr. Kelly Dempsey, breast surgeon. “It was amazing to see the community come out and support the event. It was a tremendous turnout, which helped us raise more money for the cancer fund.” “We wanted to create a fund where our patients could 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 Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “While the fund cannot pay Houston Methodist directly for medical bills, it can help pay
stores, which support the Center's client programs by offering donated goods to the public at low prices. The donations also afford clients and their children an opportunity to find free clothing, furniture and other household items that are major necessities in establishing an independent household. Items available at PennyWise locations include furniture for home and office, computers and electronics, bikes, sporting goods, jewelry and clothing including everything from jeans to wedding gowns. There are three PennyWise Resale store locations, visit www. fortbendwomenscenter.org www.fortbendwomenscenter. org> for addresses and hours of operation. The Fort Bend County Women’s Center is a resource for abused women and children who have nowhere else to turn. The organization assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children to achieve safety and become self-sufficient.
The Fort Bend Star The Saenz Family joined the community in supporting the event "Pretty in Pink" at Sugar Land Town Center. 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 Leena. “We look 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 their Facebook page, facebook.com/methodistsugarland. You too can help support; donate now, even if it is something small. To donate, visit our website at houstonmethodist. org/sugarland and click on the “DONATE NOW” button. For assistance or more information regarding the funds available, call or email Frances Goerlich at 281-274-7930 or email@example.com.
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FBISD Board of Trustees approves Steven Bassett as Chief CFO The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved Steven Bassett as the District’s new Chief Financial Officer at its October 14 Board Meeting. Bassett has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector and has worked for public school districts since 2003. Prior to joining Fort Bend ISD, Bassett was the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and
Budgets at Northside ISD and the Chief Financial Officer/ Associate Superintendent for Financial Services and Steven Bassett Business Operations for San Antonio ISD. He also worked as the Senior Director of Budgets
and Financial Control for North East ISD. A certified public accountant, Bassett has held leadership positions in several professional organizations including the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO), the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), the San Antonio Treasury Management Association (SATMA) and the Alamo Area Association of School Business Officials (AAASBO). In 2011, the San Antonio Business Journal named
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Bassett one of the best Chief Financial Officers in the city. “Steven Bassett is a highly skilled professional with a proven track record in business and finance, and we are proud to welcome him to the FBISD team as Chief Financial Officer,” said Charles E. Dupre, Superintendent of Schools. Bassett, an Eagle Scout and a 20-plus gallon platelet donor, holds a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife Carolyn, have three children.
Inside Fort Bend IMPR AL SUG Are these huge eye chart letters at the Imperial redevelopment property? You’ll notice that on a side of one of the remaining historic buildings of the old sugar factory in Sugar Land, when you drive by at night
Stafford bound, the letters I, M, P and the R, showing a little faint, followed by A, L and S, U, G are lighted up. Why, if you didn’t know the area or didn’t see the fully lit sign on the side of U.S. 90A, one would think this was a night vision eye chart for the general public! One could surmise it is one of those contrast sensitivity tests that optometrists and ophthalmologists do that are not typically part of a routine eye exam. “More of Obamacare,” a resident quipped.
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Chief Russell Sander; Jane Owen, WCMC president; Lieutenant Jonathon Sabrsula; Milly Smith, WCMC corresponding secretary; David Gooch, driver/operator; Albert Hodge, firefighter; and Ryan Conner, firefighter. The Sugar Creek Country Club Women’s Association continues its longtime tradition of sponsoring their spectacular annual boutique, “Holiday Treasures”, on November 7 at the Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Country Club Blvd., Sugar Land. The public is invited to shop from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a $5 admission fee. The proceeds from this fee will be given to a local charity. Among the more than 30 vendors will be Amici Italian Imports, Gotcha Covered Quilts, O’Hurley’s Keepsakes, Baby Mine, Origami Owl, Scentsy and The Pearl Lady. Shoppers will be able to choose from a variety of items including jewelry, children’s toys, clothing, handbags, foods, specialty gift items, home deco selections and holiday decorations. Pictured left to right with a raffle item created by floral designer Billy Marberry are Boutique committee members Helen Rosenthal, Rootie Moore, Judy Childress; Committee Chairs, Patti Pearson & Shirley Gordon and committee member Amalie Hamizi.
The Woman’s Club of Missouri City held its October meeting at the Missouri City Fire Department’s Fire Station 1 at 3849 Cartwright Road, where they were given a personal tour by Fire Chief Russell Sander, Battalion Chief Michelle Braswell and the station’s amazing fire fighters. The Woman’s Club’s hostesses served and prepared a bar-b-q dinner and members and fire fighters dined in the fire station next to the newly
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NOTICE OF PENALTY PROVISIONS The following ordinances were adopted by the City of Meadows Place City Council on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Ordinance 2013-25 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MEADOWS PLACE, TEXAS, REPEALING AND REPLACING SECTIONS 150.35, 150.36, 150.37, 150.38, 150.39, 150.40, AND 150.41 OF CHAPTER 150 OF THE CITY OF MEADOWS PLACE CODE OF ORDINANCES; ADDING SECTION 150.42 TO CHAPTER 150 OF THE CITY OF MEADOWS PLACE CODE OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING A PENALTY; MAKING CONFORMING CHANGES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. § 150.40 ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL PENALTY. (A) If the City orders a property owner to repair, remove, or demolish a building as authorized by this subchapter and the owner fails to take the required action within the time allotted, the City may assess a civil penalty against the owner for failure to repair, remove, or demolish the building and provide for that assessment, the mode and manner of giving notice, and the means of recovering the assessment, provided the City shall not assess a civil penalty against the owner for failure to repair the building if the City repairs the building at its own expense. If the City assesses a civil penalty as authorized by this subsection the City shall impose a lien against the land on which the building stands or stood, unless it is a homestead as protected by the Texas Constitution, to secure the payment of the civil penalty. Promptly after imposition of the lien, the City shall file for record, in recordable form in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the land is located, a written notice of the imposition of the lien, which must contain a legal description of the land. (B) In addition to the City’s authority to require the vacation, relocation of occupants, securing, repair, removal, or demolition of a building under this subchapter, the City by order may assess and recover a civil penalty against a property owner at the time of an administrative hearing on violations of an ordinance, in an amount not to exceed $1,000 a day for each violation or, if the owner shows that the property is the owner’s lawful homestead, in an amount not to exceed $10 a day for each violation, if the City proves: (1) the property owner was notified of the requirements of the ordinance and the owner’s need to comply with the requirements; and (2) after notification, the property owner committed an act in violation of the ordinance or failed to take an action necessary for compliance with the ordinance.” §150.41 PROCEDURE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION HEARING. (A) Before the City assesses a civil penalty as authorized by this subchapter, the City shall conduct an administrative adjudication hearing as provided by this section. (B) At the hearing authorized by this section, the Mayor shall preside as the hearing officer and shall, at the conclusion of the hearing, issue an order stating: (1) whether the owner of the property is liable for either violation of the minimum standards for continued use and occupancy or for failure to repair, remove, or demolish the building in the time allotted as ordered by the City Council; and (2) the amount of a civil penalty assessed against the owner. (C) On or before the 10th day before the date fixed for the hearing, the Building Official or other designee as appointed by the Mayor and authorized to do so shall issue a citation to the owner of the building charged with violation of the minimum standards for continued use and occupancy, which shall: (1) notify the owner of the requirements of the ordinance or order that they are charged with violating and of their need to comply with the requirements; (2) notify the owner that they have the right to a hearing; and (3) provide information as to the time and place of the hearing. (D) After the hearing authorized by this section, the City may assess a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $1,000 a day for each violation or, if the owner shows that the property is the owner’s lawful homestead, in an amount not to exceed $10 a day for each violation, if the City proves: (1) the property owner was notified of the requirements of the ordinance or order and the owner’s need to comply with the requirements; and (2) after notification, the property owner committed an act in violation of the ordinance or order or failed to take an action necessary for compliance with the ordinance or order. (E) Any owner who is found by the hearing officer to have violated an ordinance or order under this section may appeal the determination as provided by Section 54.044, Local Government Code.” Janice M. Moore, City Secretary
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LEADING IN THE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING OF AIR-COOLED HEAT EXCHANGERS AND FANS IS HIRING FOR:
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PUBLIC NOTICE Dr. Pradeep Kodali will no longer be with UT Physicians effective November 1st, 2013. His new office information is: 1429 Highway 6 So., #303 Sugar Land, TX 77478 Appts: 713-781-4600. You may obtain your records by calling (832)325 6543 or going to www. utphysicians.com and complete the Release of Information form so that UT Physicians may transfer your records in compliance with the requirements for protection of patient healthcare information (HIPAA).
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in duplicate, on the original forms, signed by an officer of the company, will be received by Thunderbird Utility District at their offices located at 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas 77459 until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday November 20th, 2013 for the construction of: REPAIR, RENOVATION & REHABILITATION of WATER STORAGE FACILITIES at THUNDERBIRD UTILITY DISTRICT WATER PLANTS NO.’S 1 & 2 in MISSOURI CITY, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS Plans, specifications and necessary information may be obtained from Saliger Engineering Corporation by calling (830) 263-1510 or e-mailing email@example.com. Plans and Specifications require a non-refundable deposit of $100 per set of plans and/or specifications. Bid Security shall be a Bid Bond, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check in an amount equal to ten (10%) percent of the total bid and must accompany each proposal. Bid Bond, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check must be made payable to Thunderbird Utility District. The successful bidder must furnish an insurance certificate, a performance bond and a payment bond in the amount of one hundred (100%) percent of the contract price within the (10) days after receipt of the contract documents. Payment and performance bonds shall be issued from sureties with “A+” rating from Best’s Key Rating Guide and who are authorized by the State Board of Insurance to do business in Texas and to issue said bonds. The bonds must be signed by an authorized representative of the surety, and licensed by the State Board of Insurance. Thunderbird Utility District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept any bid deemed advantageous to them or waiver all irregularities. Dated: August 2013 Thunderbird Utility District
CAREGIVER NEEDED FOR ADULT DISABLED MALE 3:00pm - 7:00pm • Mon. ~ Fri. • • •
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"FAMILY OPERATED FOR GENERATIONS TO COME"
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AIR CONDITIONING • HEATING
"EXTREME" Home Repair
cannot be combined with any offer
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From Concept, Draw, to Permits & Completion Any Addition, Renovation & Customized
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PAINTING Insured, References
Call Luis Fuentes
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TELEPHONE / VOICE MAIL SYSTEM
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INSURANCE Farmers Insurance - auto, life, home, commercial ..................... 281-561-6000
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MNB ENTERPRISES LLC • DBA CRITICAL AIR
TELEPHONE CLASSIADS H
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Interior and Exterior
Call us today and in most cases we will have your house cool TODAY!
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DEADLINE: Classified Deadline is 3PM on Monday
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Call TODAY for FREE ESTIMATE 281-898-0154 Eddie Allum
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BY MARK LANGFORD
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ction Satisfanteed Guara
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MULTI-FAMILIES, 506 ALCORN, Old Sugar Land, off Brooks Street, Nov. 7 - 9th, Satsumas, furniture, household items, Christmas, EZup canopy. SERVICES
ALL ABOUT CLUTTER
your home or office organized? SHARON WAGNER, Professional Organizer One free hour of consultation
CHARLTON’S BODY REPAIR
Serving Fort Bend County since 1957
for help with your housekeeping
281-924-4563 References available
M U LT I - FA M I LY, 4010 EASTSHORE, in Brightwater, Nov. 9th, 8am - 12pm, electronics, games, movies, microwave, dorm fridge, strollers, housewares, holiday. 7339 COLONY BEND LANE, Missouri City, 77459, Nov. 8th & 9th, 7:30 - 12:00pm, beautiful pieces of jewelry boxed & ready to give to your special someone. $5.00 - $15.00.
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EBS PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE, residential & commercial, moveout and make-ready, call 281-261-4700
November 7, 8 & 9 • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 3430 West Creek Club Dr. Missouri City, 77459 281-450-5045 Collectibles, Antiques, clothing, misc. VACATIONS
New Braunfels - Guadalupe RIVERFRONT on River Rd. (outside New Braunfels city limits)
Minutes to Schlitterbaun or tube the Guadalupe. Also convenient to Fiesta Texas, Sea World, Gruene Hall , Natural Bridge Cavern and Canyon Lake.
Call for appointment
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“readings by Tammy”
DEADLINE IS 3PM ON MONDAY
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QUALITY MAIDS, commercial & residential satisfaction guaranteed, 27 years experience, 713-3975109.
THURSDAY •FRIDAY • SATURDAY
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 H
New Braunfels - Guadalupe RIVERFRONT on River Rd.
H REAL ESTATE H
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H FOR SALE H
EMPLOYMENT AND REAL ESTATE LINE ADS are $15 for 20 words or less. Each additional word is 75¢/ word. Call Denise 281690-4200.
(outside New Braunfels city limits)
First-class riverfront duplex on River Rd.
MIKE TIDWELL MASTER PLUMBER #M37825 LICENSED • INSURED
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2 units available - Each unit sleeps 8
RESIDENTIAL • REPAIRS • SERVICE
See pictures and rates at www.RioRatonDuplex.com and e-mail your dates from web page
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If you are looking for a rewarding career in the exciting field of advertising and marketing send us your resume! The Star is an independently owned, well established community newspaper. Experience is a plus, but not a must! Requirements include the ability to knock on doors and educate local businesses on the benefits of advertising in their community newspaper. You must have a willingness to deliver exceptional customer service and the desire to succeed.
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STHRSPOTTER By Elsa Maxey
Foodies enjoy Taste of Town Square’s sample selections…more than bite size Billed as an event offering guests samples from some of Sugar Land Town Square's most popular restaurants, about a dozen of them, those eats were mighty generous and enjoyed by foodies…you know those people with a refined interest in food and beverages and also those checking out new food experiences as a hobby. A quick glance at the square and you could not help but feel the enjoyment of the good company, beautiful weather and the live music…well, it helped make everything so much more festive…so Sugar Land! This took place on Saturday, Nov. 2, hosted by David Taylor Cadillac, benefitting the Fort Bend Junior Service League, which dedicates its work to providing volunteer services, leadership and philanthropy enriching Fort Bend. Casually dining “al fresco,” there were specialty vegetarian and meat subs considered
extraordinary food and they came from a sandwich shop on the square close-by and worth checking out. A snake-y line to a sports grill’s samples was well worth the small wait for the liberal helpings of chicken wings and strips, spicy and not. The pizza and waffles, out of this world in more ways than one, from Jupiter it seems like, was popular, too. You may want to ask Jessica and Jim Kij what they had as both were a fun couple spotted having a grand time. Erica Eiseline was on hand, too, at the cupcake booth handing out the treats and calling attention to the anchor businesses that started in Sugar Land Town Square, now celebrating its 10th birthday. During this year’s annual event, the restaurants competed for “Sugar Land Town Square’s Best Dish,” awarded by a panel of celebrity judges, including Sugar Land city councilmember Amy Mitchell
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These college girls enjoyed the recent annual Taste of Town Square’s 2013 Taste of Texas Judges – (l-r) Sugar Land Skeeters General Manager popular restaurant offerings on a beautiful, crisp, idyllic temperature day. Gary Gaetti, Sugar Land Councilmember Amy Mitchell, Sugar Land (l-r Jessenia Garcia and Shelby Taylor of Stafford) Skeeters assistant manager J. T. Onyett and Gary Gaetti, manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters. So guess who got the most votes for the “People’s Choice Award?” Congratulations, Jupiter Pizza
& Waffle Co., which won the judge’s award - “Best Dish” and the People’s Choice for its chicken and waffles. About to take place is another
Junior Service League event jointly presented by Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9th - the 2013 Sugar Plum
Market at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, with 115 vendors. General admission is $10 for each day or $15 for both days and may be paid at the door.
Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) is striking veterans at an alarming rate Dear Editor,
What also deserves our attention, but which gets much The press has done a very less press, is the fact that good job of reporting about military veterans are twice as the challenges our veterans likely to develop - and die from face. We all have read or seen - Lou Gehrig’s Disease as those stories about our wounded who have not served in the warriors. About traumatic brain military. Yes, studies show that injury. About veterans suffering the disease that took the life of from depression and other baseball legend Lou Gehrig is serious mental health issues. striking our military heroes at an About those who have lost alarming rate. It doesn’t matter limbs or endure other physical when or where they served in hardships. These are serious the military – home or abroad, issues that deserve our attention, peace or war, from World War especially on Veterans Day. I to Afghanistan. Those who
served are at greater risk. ALS is horrific. Worse than your worst nightmare. It robs people of the ability to move, trapping them inside a body they no longer can control. People describe it as being buried alive. There is no treatment. No cure. Only death in an average of two to five years. So as the press calls attention to our military heroes on Veterans Day, I hope they remember those heroes who are fighting for their lives against
ALS. I encourage your readers to visit the Veterans Wall of Honor at www.alsa-texas.org. There they will see the faces and read the stories of the military heroes who are fighting ALS and those who have been lost to the disease. Their stories of courage are worth your attention this Veterans Day. Regards, David Chayer Executive Director ALS Association Texas Chapter
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that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc. : humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government ...” What happened to Ann Carrizales is horrifying, but at the same time it was also painfully stupid for a gang of illegals to so blatantly thumb their noses at the frontline of American authority. By the Grace of God they miscalculated, and as I write this, Ann is at home recovering and they are in custody. If you had perused our paper further, you would have found the full story describing the attack on Officer Ann Carrizales with the headline Officer down but not out. I
have the upmost respect for Officer Carrizales and her fellow public servants; they bravely stand between you, me and the many boogie men that mean us harm. That being said, I sincerely hope your 7 year old niece never disappoints you with a childish piece of garbage using that nasty English language genre of satire! Yes sir, I must admit I am irreverent, however, I am not satirically challenged. Again, thank you for helping us find the rough edges of our publication, we can always use refinement. Sincerely, LeaAnne Klentzman
Marine Corps history through the eyes of a veteran to be held Thursday, November 14 In recognition of Veterans Day, the Marine Corps birthday, and the service of veterans past and present, Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “U.S. Marine Corps – A Navy Corpsman’s View,” on Thursday, November 14, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Large Meeting Room at the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Charles Pearce, Hospital Corpsman First Class with the U.S. Navy (retired), will talk about key events in Marine Corps history as
viewed through the eyes of Navy Corpsmen who served with the Marine Corps. Military-history buffs and others who are interested in hearing more about the experiences of U.S. veterans are encouraged to attend. A member of the McLemore Detachment, Marine Corps League, Pearce served for 21 years in the Navy with Marines. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100, or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
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All Fort Bend Co. libraries will be closed Veterans Day All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans’ Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, November 12. Your online library is
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Sugar Land Modern Dentistry Open House Sugar Land Modern Dentistry has partnered with Hope for Three at this open house Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., 19984 SW Freeway (HEB shopping Center, 99 & Grand Parkway). Information provided on tips for office visits & dental care for special needs families. Snacks, toothbrush kits & other prizes.
Fridays in November Fitness in the Plaza Fridays, November. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-11 a.m., Sugar Land Town Center’s Plaza. Featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood of Fleet Physique and Zumba with a professional instructor! Boot Camp is from 9-10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 10:00a.m.-11:00 a.m.
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Music in the Plaza Enjoy an evening of live music in the Sugar Land Town Center’s Plaza, Fri., Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m. The DarDans, one of Houston’s favorite classic rock and country music cover bands will play. 14th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon The Rotary Club of Oyster Creek will hold it’s 14th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon 11:30AM, Friday, November 8 at the City Centre at Quail Valley , Missouri City.The speaker will be Missouri City native John Boerstler. Come and bring a Veteran to honor them for the service to our country. An RSVP is required by November 1. Please contact Cindy Fauvelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-829-0550 or James Thurmond , the MC for the event, email@example.com or 713-8704747 for more information or to RSVP.
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Annual Bunco night Aggie Moms Club to hold annual Bunco night November 11, 7 pm, Imperial Park recreation Center of Sugar Land 234 Matlage, Way, Sugar Land, $5 per person to play and lots of prizes and food. All monies go to scholarship funds.Contact Suzette Peoples VP Publicity to rsvp or more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-980-3322. Bunco Night Fort Bend Aggie Moms Club wants you to join them on November 11, 7 p.m. sharp to play Bunco and help raise money for scholarships. Cost is only $5 to play! They meet at the Imperial Parks Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land. Hope to see you there! Call Suzette Peoples at 281-980-3322 with any questions.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Breast Friends Support Group The Breast Friends Support Group & Educational program will hold their meeting Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital, campus, 1327 Lake Pointe Parkway. Meetings are open to all breast cancer patients or survivors. No reservations necessary. For info Lori at 281-566-1857. German Society meets The Fort Bend Chapter of the Texas German Society will have a german style meal on Tuesday, November 12, 12 noon at the Needville High School House of Blues. Cost is $10. RSVP 281-342-8243.
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Become a Fort Bend ISD Mentor Fort Bend ISD is recruiting volunteer mentors to meet with students from all grade levels for 30 minutes to one hour each week. Interested individuals who have a desire to help students be successful are invited to attend a one hour training session on November 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Board Room at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information, call 281-634-1112. Texas Instruments Houston Alumni Assoc. All current and former TI employees are welcome for their monthly lunch and business meeting on November 13,11 a.m., America Buffet, 12815 Southwest Freeway, Stafford. Learn about upcoming social events and day trips. For more info: www.tihaa.org or (832) 551-8025; e-mail: tihaamail@ gmail.com.
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