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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fort Bend election results

Fort Bend County election results were mixed as the county has been redistricted with an eye to saving certain areas for candidates who are Republican or Democratic. Here are the following results at press time:

Straight Party

Kris Allfrey (R)................................18,102

Roy Cordes (R)............................115,758


Ronald “Ron” Reynolds (D)..........42,279

M. E. “Skip” Belt (D)...................97,604

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (R).......116,028

Troy E. Nehls (R)..........................117,374

Patsy Schultz (R).........................121,611

Barack Obama/Joe Biden (D).....101,043

Michael Ellison (D).........................97,747

Jesse Torres (D).............................93,924

Pete Olson (R)..............................106,264

Brenda Mullinix (R)......................116,374

Richard Morrison (D)...................23,640

Kesha Rogers (D)...........................50,971

Fredericka Allen Petry(D)..............96,848

Bruce Fleming (R)........................22,955

Rick Miller (R)...............................38,514

James H. Shoemake (R)...............115,015

Joan Huffman (R)..........................47,869

Vy Nguyen (D)...............................22,641

Teana Watson (D)............................98,333

Austin Page (L)................................7,446

US Representative, District 22 State Representative Dist. 26

Drug money divvied up By LeaAnne Klentzman

In a Narcotics Task Force meeting of the Board of Governors, checks totaling over $640,000 in seized assets were divvied up between participating agency members.

In what is expected to be his last Narcotics Task Force meeting, retiring Sheriff Milton Wright distributed some $600 thousand dollars in Chapter 59 seized assets to his fellow agency participants in the Narcotics Task Force.

Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said the funds were seized based on the Chapter 59 statute which allows for cash proceeds from narcotics enforcement to be awarded DRUG, continued on page 9

SMSD’s offers success at Quest Academy By Karen Daniels

Due to circumstances beyond their control, some students cannot adhere to the daily schedule required for traditional high school. The Quest Academy at Stafford MSD offers Stafford residents an alternative to earning their diploma. The school is open from 7:00am to 5:00pm and students must earn a minimum of 20 hours per week in order to stay in the program, but their schedule is allowed to be flexible.

Myopic? By LeaAnne Klentzman

So there is this little grocery in Richmond, it’s has been there for years ( like CRIMINAL g e n e r a t i o n s ) OF THE WEEK and it backs up to the railroad tracks. It’s close to the tracks, how close you ask… Well, to describe the proximity one might use the word Reeeeeaalllll close. However, we would like to think that … once ya have had your delivery truck “kissed by a train” then one would check just how close


MYOPIC, continued on page 9

Quest is an academic program using the web-based, Ed-Options plan, and not an alternative discipline program. There are rules and qualifications, and priority is given to students who’ve been in high-school five or

more years, then seniors, then juniors. A selection committee comprised of the principal and selected members choose students who are sixteen or older, have twelve credit SMSD, continued on page 9

Friendly visit leads to shooting County Jail charged with Visiting a friend who lives aggravated in close proximity of a former assault with friend leads to Needville area a deadly shooting on Sunday, November weapon.” 4, around 4 p.m. The afternoon According silence was shattered by a Francisco Hernandez to Haenel, gunshot blast, ending the when officers argument between two men. arrived on the scene they Sheriff’s spokesman Bob learned that Hernandez and the Haenel said, “Francisco FRIENDLY, continued on page 9 Hernandez, 41, is in Fort Bend By LeaAnne Klentzman


387th District Judge 434th District Judge

County Tax Assessor-Collector County Commissioner, Pct. 1 State Senator, District 17

David Courtney (G) .......................4,431

DPS to create driver's license mega center in Rosenberg By Betsy Dolan

Motorists will be able to run errands, go to work, or hang out at home while awaiting their turn in the driver's license line once a new Texas Department of Public Safety driver's license mega center opens in Rosenberg in December. In response to widespread complaints over long waits for

driver's licenses around Texas, DPS decided to build six mega centers--one in the Austin area and five others in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth. The Houston mega centers will be in Spring and Rosenberg. "The single most visible sign of dysfunction in government is the long lines wrapped around the driver's license offices in this state," said Texas

Public Safety Commission Chair A. Cynthia Leon at the ribbon cutting for the Austin center last week. "I had to wait in line for two hours once, so I feel your pain." The Rosenberg center, which will be inside the old Kmart building at 28000 Southwest Freeway, will be similar to the facility in Austin with DPS, continued on page 9

Almost half the general election votes cast early in Fort Bend And international election monitors not heeeere By Elsa Maxey

With the General Election this year now a part of our history, in a nutshell here’s what the early voting results showed in Fort Bend County. According to John Oldham, the county’s elections administrator, the total voter turnout before Tuesday’s votes were cast was 153,090. Not quite the reported three quarters of the

votes before Election Day this go-round, which Oldham said had been the case in 2008. Of the total number of registered voters, almost half of them or about 45 percent voted early. This was predicted to be one of the highest early voter and General Election turnouts in Fort Bend County with far more registered voters. “We had 41,000 more registered voters than in

2008, so the percentage may not be the highest,” said Oldham about this year’s outcome. That means that although the voter registrations were up from that of the past 4 years, the smaller percentage turnout can mean more voters casting ballots. Most of the early votes, he said, came from Cinco Ranch during the ELECTION, continued on page 12

Historic Fort Bend County mansion for sale By Betsy Dolan

A 100-year old mansion that once stood in a prominent downtown Richmond location, was home to a former Texas Ranger and

was even cut into pieces and moved in the 1970's, is poised to begin the next chapter in it's already colorful history. Great Oak Manor, which now sits in back of Greatwood off of FM 762 and has been a bed and

Car burglary linked to credit card purchase

the far western outskirts of the city of Sugar Land. Sugar Land police are asking According to Sugar Land for the public’s assistance police spokesman Doug in identifying the man who Adolph, “The card was among reportedly used a stolen credit several items stolen from two card across Fort Bend County. vehicles parked in driveways The initial crimes spree located on Berkshire Ridge.” started with a couple of vehicle Adolph said that about 4 a.m., burglaries in the Riverpark CAR, continued on page 9 subdivision on October 12, on

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President / Vice President

Drug funds confiscated by the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force, were distributed to participating agencies. Each was awarded a check for $160,000. Participating in the presentation were, from left, Captain Rodney Glendenning, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and the director of Task Force; Lt. Josh Dale, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and a member of the Task Force; Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey; Fort Bend County Sheriff Milton Wright; Chief Robert Gracia, Rosenberg Police Department; and Chief Joel Fitzgerald, Missouri City Police Department.

State Representative, Dist. 27

By LeaAnne Klentzman

Great Oaks Manor, which was built in Richmond in 1912 and later moved to Macek Road behind Greatwood, is for sale.

breakfast as well as a wedding venue for the last eight years, is for sale. Fred and Carey Gulliksen who bought the home in 2004 have decided to retire and put the home on the market for $958,000 a few months ago. "It is bittersweet because we put all of our retirement money and our lives into it for the last nine years," said Carey. "I really think this would be a great property for a family." Built in 1912 by Clement Newton Bassett, a former Texas Ranger known for his preference of carrying six guns at all times, the nearly 10,000 square foot home was originally built on the site of the old Fort Bend County Courthouse annex. Bassett HISTORIC, continued on page 12

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BETWEEN “City CENTRE” BACK WALL & 18TH GREENS? The current scoreboard and the little patio in front of scoreboard remain “in place”. However, a “new” scoreboard is being donated by one of the men’s groups. In this area there will be a Green Belt. GOLF CART BARN? The former QV Club House has

been torn down, along with the slab, and removed. In this area a “new” Cart Barn will be built. It’s location will be far to the north side, as to not block the view of the golf course from inside the CENTRE. (The “old” Cart Barn will be torn down and, at this point in time, nothing is planned for that corner.) GOLF CART PARKING?


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By the time you read this..... The Sturm und Drang are over, at least for another four years. I’ve yet to see a woman president and think at this point I will not live to see that. This column goes to press before the final count for the president although there were

some pundits who said it may be next week before it’s finally decided. I don’t think so. Maybe a day or so but nothing like the time Bush spent two weeks “cutting brush” and ended up with a big carbuncle on his face.

Missouri City to close city offices November 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. hours should call 281.403.8500 and leave a voicemail message. Residents and businesses with questions about inspections and permits should call 281.403.8600 and leave a message. City staff will promptly return all calls. For emergencies, please call 281.403.8700.

Needed volunteer mentors for students 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 14, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the Board Room at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information, call 281-634-1112.

Customer robbed at Starbucks in Rosenberg Rosenberg police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man involved in an early morning aggravated robbery at the Starbucks in the 24000 block of the Southwest Freeway. Rosenberg Assistant Police Chief Dallis W. Warren said on the morning of October 18, about 4:15 am, the suspect approached the victim outside the Starbucks that fronts the freeway in Rosenberg and struck him in the face several times with a closed fist. The victim was treated for undisclosed injuries.

Warren only described the suspect as a medium built male. He further explained that at the time of the offense the suspect was wearing a baseball cap, a blue jersey, possibly adorned with the number 36 and white letters, shorts and white shoes. Warren said police need the help of the public to catch and charge this attacker. Anyone with information is asked to contact Rosenberg Police Department – Criminal Investigation Division, Detective Jonas Castillo (832)595-3720 or Crime Stoppers (281) 342-TIPS.

never get to attend candidates’ victory parties. We go to press Tuesday night and get it back from the printer on Wednesday morning where our carriers pick it up and whisk it to your homes. So on the Tuesday night of the election, I’m always at home keeping up with the vote so I can quickly e-mail the printer a story to fill in that hole I previously left on our front page. Somebody send me a pizza? For those smart dinner parties.....I spent 65 years collecting pretty dishes and cute place mats and napkins for all those smart dinner parties I was always planning to have. However, I’ve spent the last six years cooking for grandsons only, eschewing dinner parties, and eating off paper plates, and cheap paper plates to boot. Plus my dining table is full of stacks of papers and remnants

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5 - “The Gift of Obedience” (Joseph’s Account) • Thursday, December 6 “The Gift of the Savior’s Birth” (The Birth in Bethlehem) • Friday, December 7 - “The Greatest Gift of All” (The Arrival of God’s Son and the Excitement of the Magi) All productions will be held from 12:00 – 12:40 p.m. in the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Sweetwater Pavilion Chapel. For more information about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Journey to Bethlehem please contact the Spiritual Care Department at 281-274-7164. For more information on Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, please visit

of the latest craft I’ve adopted. We eat off those paper plates in front of the television set in the living room/den. The last time I told them they had to eat at the kitchen table, they (the grandsons) looked at me like I had something nasty on my face. It’s too late and too much trouble to do anything about all those


pretty dishes. I’ll just let Michael and Lisa deal with them after I’m gone. Tee Hee. B.K. Carter is the owner/ publisher of the Fort Bend/ Southwest Star. She can be reached at beverly@fortbendstar. com. Follow Bev on Twitter. Search for BevsBurner.



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Will Republicans come out in to Vegas to fundraise after the When will the Libs get it? droves on Election Day, as the Benghazi terrorist attack (9/12) Somehow they’ve confused turnout is more often stronger and he still refuses to claim for Republicans, and take the responsibility. Why the silence? Senate back? Nevertheless, • You and your hero support the outcome—devastating or Unions (that take in $14B/year, with the potential to turn this that 62 people in Homeland disaster around—is upon us. Security do nothing but work Leadership begins with the on Union business fulltime, that The Fort courageous soul. Now that Greg Chicago teachers only contribute Bend Chamber Abbott has led in taking the UN 2% of their paychecks to their of Commerce observers on, now IA and OH pensions while they expect the will host a have followed. Will the UN country to bail out their massive Legislative observers (brought in by the unfunded pension liabilities). Update: NAACP) be cognizant of the You are supportive of Unions Developments Black Panthers if they show up that use automatic payroll in Healthcare John Zerwas with clubs to polling places, as deductions to raise money for Policies on America watched in 2008? political campaigns. Do you Wednesday, Conservatives scratch their not see the flawed ideology, November 14, with State heads when in a discussion with asking out-of-state taxpayers Representative John Zerwas, a Liberal who demands that all to financially support fiscallyand Ed Miller, Federal Relations “rights” be extended to them irresponsible states? When WI at the University of Texas MD while still demanding control of had the choice to vote on having Anderson Cancer Center. The the rest of us. As we reach for a Union, 50% left the Union luncheon will be held at The Fort our headache medicine and begin halls. Didn’t you learn something Bend Chamber of Commerce, to question the Liberal mindset, from that? Hint: There’s a reason Sugar Land, from 12:30 – 2:00 the pattern evolves again: why we don’t live in IL and CA. PM. The panel will address how • You criticize Bush for an • Your hero continues to the election results will affect the expensive war, yet you remain blame Bush, yet you’re silent bottom line for both patients and silent when this president has when he and his cabinet lie those in the healthcare industry. spent more than most of the about Benghazi. If Obama, previous presidents combined. Clinton, Alexrod or Holder’s Did the cat get your tongue family members had been or is it simply that you forgot assassinated in Benghazi, would your frayed argument? you still be silent? Silence. • You really feel comfortable • You argue that women supporting a leader who has don’t get paid the same amount led us into fiscal destruction to as men, yet you are silent that our economy and has divided 5.5M women are out of work. our country? Silence. Your silence is deafening. • You were critical of the • Your hero jokes about Big Enron debacle (which we also Bird. What is the logic with Sugar Land's new Online were), yet you are silent during the taxpayer subsidizing Public Town Hall is now focusing on the banking meltdown, that Broadcasting a whopping feedback for the Sugar Land cash for clunkers was a flop, $450M when its assets Police Department's Crime that Solyndra was a disaster, (inclusive of Big Bird) were Prevention Camera Program. that we’ve been in more wars $388M last year? Silence. Citizens are being now than under Bush, all while • Your leader said that if asked: What are your thoughts not a single perpetrator has he couldn’t turn the economy and/or concerns regarding the been held accountable for the around in one term, he’d be a implementation of the Crime most corrupt administration, one-term president. Silence. Prevention Camera Program wasting trillions of dollars. • Why the jealousy toward that can be considered during Any comment? Silence. the wealthy Republicans? Do the creation of a policy to • Your hero still complains you understand that if we don’t provide guidance for the use how Bush ignored the New have businesses that employ of the system? Please feel free to add your comments about the program. Recently approved funding for a citywide Crime Prevention from Camera Project will enable police to expand a community partnership that began years ago. 3740 Cartwright Road Cameras have long been an (@ FM 1092) effective crime-fighting tool (281) 499-4555 for Sugar Land neighborhoods and businesses. They have Managing Migraine Headache Attacks successfully served as a A migraine is a common headache condition that is associated with deterrent and also a forensic other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or pain. Migraines may be a result of a combination of changes in blood flow and nerve conduction tool to solve crimes after they that may lead to increased sensitivity to light, sound, or movement. occur. Continued interest Women tend to experience migraines more often than men. Migraine from business districts and attacks may be triggered by certain conditions, foods, and events. Some neighborhood associations migraine sufferers may experience a visual disturbance often called an to expand the reach of their aura that serves as a warning prior to a migraine attack. cameras recently resulted in While there is no cure for migraines, available therapies can help funding for a network of similar reduce the pain and frequency of attacks. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain crime prevention cameras relievers such as combination aspirin/caffeine/acetaminophen may be along public roadways. tried first. OTC products should not be taken for more than two days The license plate recognition in one week, since this could possibly lead to more headaches. If the cameras planned along pain does not improve, prescription treatments may be useful. Triptans entrances to Sugar Land are (sumatriptan, rizatripatan ) are prescription medications that come in identical to those which have different forms like an injection or nasal spray for fast migraine relief. Ergotamine products may provide some migraine relief. Some antide­ been used by the City for pressants (Amitriptyline), seizure (Topiramate), and blood pressure years in patrol cars and several medi­cations (Propanolol) may be taken to help prevent migraine stationary locations in the attacks. Town Center area and City parks. The cameras will be a passive, non-monitored system used to locate suspect vehicles after a crime occurs. Citizens are encouraged visit the City's Online Town Hall and share their concerns. 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ENERGY CORRIDOR • Many updates and upgrades.Living area has high ceiling. Separate dining room. Island kitchen.Upgrades include tech shield, roof, a/c,furnance,tile,water heater,plumbing & light fixtures,applia nces,doors,sprinkler system and more. (12423RK)


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VILLAS OF SWEETWATER – Beautifully maintained first floor 1-story condo. Fresh paint, recent laminate wood flrs in den & bdrms, tile elsewhere. Sub-zero fridge incl. 2nd bdrm w/hidden storage area. Master bdrm & glassed in sun porch (not incl in sqft) have views of Lake. Den w/wbfp & high ceilings. Great schools. Don’t Miss!! $167,900 Lane Pearson 713-857-4416 (4114GR)



Just having a real estate license does not make one a Realtor® Real estate is a diverse industry, with residential, commercial and other specialties. If you’re selling a house, you obviously want an agent who knows residential real estate, but what else should you look for? Holding a real estate license does not make someone a REALTOR®. The main feature that distinguishes a REALTOR® from someone who's merely licensed by the state to sell real estate is the Code of Ethics, which requires REALTORS® to put their clients' interests first at all times. Hiring a REALTOR® means you've retained someone who is committed to continuing education, professionalism, and integrity. So, before you ask potential real estate agents any other questions, ask if he or she is a REALTOR®. Compensation When considering an agent, it may be a mistake to choose your representative based solely on compensation. Agents charge differently and provide different levels of service. Make sure you know what you’re getting. Pricing It’s also not always the best idea to go with an agent solely because he or she suggests the highest asking price. Yes, you want to get as much as possible for your home, but neither you nor your agent determines what

a buyer is willing to pay. An agent who prices your home too high to get your listing isn’t doing you any favors. Marketing Suppose your house is beautifully remodeled and priced to sell. What good is that if no one sees it? Before you hire an agent, ask how she plans to market your property. Agents have different marketing strategies that may include the Internet, MLS, print ads, open houses, staging and other means. Make sure you’re comfortable with the efforts planned for your property. Communication Find out how an agent stays in touch with clients. Phone calls? Emails? Posts on your Facebook page or Twitter account? Tell the agent which method you prefer – and how often you want to hear from him or her. It’s better to find out now if an agent doesn’t use text messaging, which may be your preferred method of communication, than to find out during negotiations with a buyer. Interview Don’t be afraid to interview several agents. Ask your friends and family who they’ve used. There are lots of us available to help you, and we each have our own style, personality, strengths and business models. Article taken from

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VICKSBURG – Awesome Perry 2900 sqft on oversized lot w/no back neighbors! Kitchen w/granite & new Jenn-aire interchangeable cook top. 5 ton AC only 2 months old, recent roof & hot water heater. Beautiful updated tile thru out living areas. Great location, close to shopping & schools. A Must See! $180,000 Ann LeTulle 832-818-4764 (3111CO)

GREATWOOD – Ideal setting for entertaining inside & out! Family rm large but cozy overlooks fabulous covered dream patio. Cooks ideal kitchen w/large isl,dbl SS convection ovens, Tiffany lighting, resort style master suite w/private sitting rm, gameroom , pool table included. 18 seer AC w/air cleaner & new furnace & roof! $275,000 Ann LeTulle 832-818-4764 (7406ST)

ALIEF – Come see this Beauty!! 2-bdrm/2bath townhouse close to Energy Corridor. Very functional floor plan, living/dining rm combination w/full length decorative mirror & wbfp, solar screens. Lush grounds & very private fenced patio in front of property. This community features 2 swimming pools & a tennis court. Don’t Miss! $82,500 Arroyos Team 832-282-9115 (13912HO)

SUGAR LAKES – One of a Kind! Very private 110ft frontage on Oyster Creek w/bulkhead & dock. Custom build w/water & nature views throughout! His/hers master baths & closets. Elevator, extensive built-in cabinetry & storage. Large gamerm & media rm/4th bdrm. Privacy & quietness w/the feeling you are in the country! Tons of shopping/restaurants nearby! $539,000 Connie “Z” $713-569-0180 (102WH)

PLANTATION BEND – Updated home on tree line cul-de-sac w/4-bdrms, both formals & gamerm. Secondary bdrm down w/full bath makes great guest, study or mother-in-law suite. Kitchen w/recent granite & backsplash, generous cabinets & isl, recent SS appl incld dbl ovens & cozy brkfst area open to family rm w/FP & much more! $269,900 Emelia Appel 713-254-0631 (4902BE)

Riverstone announces November 8 Holiday Market 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

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,

THE FOLLOWING REALTORS Utilize the Fort Bend Star’s Print Advertising and Web Virginia Mack - RE/MAX Southwest Hank Mann - RE/MAX Fine Properties Barbara Lee Cochran Hometown America Jennifer Weaver - RE/MAX Southwest Suzette Peoples - People’s Properties Barbara Montgomery Better Homes & Garden Gary Greene Debbie Marcell Better Homes & Garden Gary Greene Brooks Simmons Better Homes & Garden Gary Greene Becky Faust - RE/MAX Fine Properties Anita Milne - Beard Realty Joy Roussell - Keller Williams Southwest Kim Truitt Better Homes & Garden Gary Greene Joella Mullis - RE/MAX Southwest Terri Kurkjian - RE/MAX Fine Properties Kristi Bajjali - RE/MAX Fine Properties Arlene Rolsen - Coldwell Banker

COMPANIES Better Homes & Garden Gary Greene Coldwell Banker Heritage Texas Properties Hometown America Keller Williams Southwest RE/MAX Fine Properties RE/MAX Heritage RE/MAX Southwest Weichart/Wayne Murray

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.

Joy Roussell Earns National Luxury Home Designation Joy Roussell, real estate agent in Sugar Land was recently awarded the Accredited Luxury Home Joy Roussell Council. the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) Logo is testimony to the agent’s training and expertise in the luxury home marketplace. To display the ALHS logo and be accepted into the Luxury Home Council, Joy Successfully complete the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist Course, represented a buyer or seller in at least two transactions where the

purchase price is at least twice the average sales price and Joy is in good staining with the National Association of Realtors. Luxury Home Council Members receive numerous benefits to assist in marketing and selling upscale properties. Joy Roussell joins an elite membership of top real estate agents throughout the United State. Members must subscribe to a dedication like no other. They strive to provide exceptional service to affluent clients through rigorous education focusing on the Luxury Home Market and their understanding of the special demands of affluent buyers and sellers. For more information contact Joy Roussell at 713-898-3868.

Kickstarter is a fun and innovative way for an artist to fund a project online If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter, it’s time! Kickstarter is a great way for artists to receive good publicity and get funded simultaneously. First, the artist will post an approved project on the Kickstarter website, which explains the project and how the money will be used. The artist will offer rewards for each monetary category; set a goal of how much money is required to complete the project and a date for completion. Then, the artist has to get busy and let the world know about his or her Kickstarter project. It’s an all or nothing deal, usually with a deadline of 30 days or less. If 100 % is pledged, then the artist receives the money. In turn, the artist will fulfill the rewards promised. So,

everyone wins. It’s really fun to see the different types of projects people come up with. Some are really creative; some rather edgy; some amazingly simple. Recently, local playwright and now first-time author, Patricia Barry Rumble launched her Kickstarter project, The Night the Animals Talked, a Christmas book with music. It’s a contemporary story about a blended family. The two original Christmas songs that accompany the book were written by Rock Barry and Sammie Ammons, who also arranged and sang the songs. To find out more about how Kickstarter is helping local artists like Ms. Rumble, check out Kickstarter. com and view Houston, Texas for information on The Night the Animals Talked and other projects.

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TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION FOR TPDES PERMIT FOR MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER RENEWAL PERMIT NO. WQ0011039001 APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. City of Meadows Place, 1 Troyan Drive, Meadows Place, Texas 77477, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a renewal of TPDES Permit No. WQ0011039001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 1,500,000 gallons per day. TCEQ received this application on May 31, 2012. The facility is located at 11936 1/2 Monticeto Lane, Meadows Place, approximately 5,000 feet west of the Southwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 ) and 1,000 feet south of Keegans Bayou on the Harris County-Fort Bend County line in Fort Bend County, Texas 77477. The treated effluent is discharged to Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) ditch D118-08-00; thence to Keegans Bayou; thence to Brays Bayou; thence to Houston Ship Channel/Buffalo Bayou Tidal in Segment No. 1007 of the San Jacinto River Basin. The unclassified receiving water uses are minimal aquatic life use for HCFCD ditch D118-08-00 and limited aquatic life use for Keegans Bayou. The designated uses for Segment No. 1007 are industrial water supply and navigation. The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Meadows Place City Hall, 1 Troyan Drive, Meadows Place, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. h t t p : / / w w w. t c e q . t e x a s . g o v / a s s e t s / p u b l i c / h b 6 1 0 / i n d e x . h t m l ? l a t = 2 9 . 6 5 5 8 8 7 & l n g = 95.58585&zoom=13&type=r PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting about this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application. TCEQ holds a public meeting if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING. After the deadline for submitting public comments, the Executive Director will consider all timely comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Unless the application is directly referred for a contested case hearing, the response to comments will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and to those persons who are on the mailing list for this application. If comments are received, the mailing will also provide instructions for requesting a contested case hearing or reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a state district court. TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name; address, phone number; applicant’s name and permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the facility; a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general public; and the statement “I/ we request a contested case hearing.” If the request for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request must designate the group’s representative for receiving future correspondence; identify an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the information discussed above regarding the affected member’s location and distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are germane to the group’s purpose. Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission will only grant a contested case hearing on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues that were raised in timely filed comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. TCEQ may act on an application to renew a permit for discharge of wastewater without providing an opportunity for a contested case hearing if certain criteria are met. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION. The Executive Director may issue final approval of the application unless a timely contested case hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed. If a timely hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed, the Executive Director will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward the application and request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on: (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. All written public comments and public meeting requests must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 787113087 or electronically at within 30 days fromthe date of newspaper publication of this notice. AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at Further information may also be obtained from City of Meadows Place at the address stated above or by calling Ms. Elaine Herff at 281 983-2931. Issuance Date: September 19, 2012

jobs and capital investment. The website now includes a comprehensive set of easily accessible economic development information such as demographics, available properties, research reports, site selection data, incentives, partner agencies and community/ quality of life amenities. The site also highlights the city’s major corporate businesses and top employers. “Developing a worldclass economic development website is a challenging project,” said Director of Economic Development

Regina Morales. “This site reflects the thinking and efforts of the city’s Economic Development team, as well as our commitment to being open and accessible to the businesses, citizens, developers, site selectors and other business prospects that we work with daily. “This site will significantly increase our ability to provide detailed and accurate information that is critical to decision makers.” Enhancements to the website include: • improved navigation allowing visitors to quickly

find information in a more organized format; • enhanced downloads that enable the use of a site “cart” to save reports and charts into printable formats; • a GIS tool to improve efficiency and access to a wide range of layers and information; and • upgraded collateral such as new brochures and community summaries with updated brand elements and updated 2012 Census information. For more information on doing business in Sugar Land, contact Morales at (281) 275-2229.

Attend a Missouri City citywide crime prevention meeting November 14 The Missouri City Police Department will host a citywide crime prevention meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, to help curb crime rates during the upcoming holiday season—the time of year, statistically, when police see a spike in certain offenses. The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 3849 Cartwright Rd.

Sgt. Philip Enghlishbee will host the event, which will feature presentations from Police Community Liaison Officer Evett Kelly, and members of the Burglary and Auto Theft and Gang Task Forces. Sgt. Enghlishbee will discuss home and personal safety tips and the City’s proactive crime-prevention programs. The forum was planned to

further help citizens protect their families and property as Police generally see an increase in the following crimes during the holiday season: thefts, burglaries, criminal mischief and assault. To learn about the City’s prevention programs, visit the website: www.missouricitytx. gov and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).

Golfing ladies of Quail Valley donates $12,620 The golfing ladies of Quail Valley have again exceeded their fund raising goal for the First Tee of Greater Houston at Quail Valley. This year they will donate $10,620 from their tournament and auction proceeds and along with a $2,000 donation from the Quail Valley Exchange Club, the $12,620 will more than double their prior year’s donations. These funds will be used to compliment the City of Missouri City, which recently dedicated the former Par 3 golf course at the Quail Valley Golf Club to the First Tee of Greater Houston for their green grass facility.  Most recently the Ladies have developed and cultivated a real passion for the First Tee program. This is driven through the First Tee’s

Roger Dauzat shown with the QVLGA ladies, is the winner of The First Tee 2010 George H.W. Bush/Shell Oil Co. Volunteer of the Year Award, oversees the Quail Valley First Tee Staff. program goals which uses the game of golf as the medium to teach and instill the 9 core values and 9 healthy habits surrounding the game of golf.

The ultimate goal is to provide kids from ages 7 to 18 with the tools needed to be successful as they move into the future.

Travis Theatrical Company to present George Orwell’s 1984 The Travis High School Theatrical Company will perform 1984, based on the George Orwell novel and directed by Christine Heath. Performances will be held on November 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Travis High School auditorium 11111 Harlem Rd., Richmond. 1984 centers around Winston Smith, an Outer Party member of the totalitarian government

in control of a third of the world’s population. Citizens are taught from birth to worship their beloved leader, Big Brother, without question.  Tickets will be $5 for students and $7 for adults.  More information about this show and other Travis Theatrical Company news can be found at www. Please contact the Travis

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had been left in unlocked automobiles. The suspect seen reaching into the trunk of one of the vehicles where a purse was missing was described as a balding black male possibly in his late 20s to early 30s. He said surveillance video obtained from a nearby

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DPS to create driver’s license mega center in Rosenberg entire wait. The system will generate texts roughly two dozen customer to remind a person as his turn at service stations and 50 the counter nears. One can request employees.  The number of additional time if he is not ready. people served by each mega DPS currently operates a center will vary but will be at least facility in Rosenberg near the 700 a day, said DPS spokesman Southwest Freeway and Avenue Tom Vinger.  N but customers have complained Officials emphasized customer- for years about long lines and friendly technology at the new wait times. centers including a "queuing "It almost feels like DPS is system" that will allow people giving us a Christmas present," to reserve a spot in line before said Rosenberg resident Darrin getting to the office by using their Ortega.  "I have wasted so much cell phones or the Internet. They time standing in line.  This will be also can check in at the facility much more convenient." using self-service kiosks. Vinger said DPS selected The system will enable a Rosenberg for one of the mega customer to find out how much center locations based upon time remains before his turn, population density studies meaning one does not have to measuring growth trends and the be at the DPS facility during the availability of suitable locations. DPS, continued from page 1

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they were parked to the tracks! Well, not so much, it seems. As it played out last week, the grocery delivery man parked his 18 wheeler right next to the tracks and began to unload his delivery when a passing train – again - “kissed” his parked truck. Now really Buddy, once is stupid – maybe a vision problem

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– but TWICE – in the same spot – in the same year!!! Hon, this driver needs more than his vision checked! AND this doesn’t even begin to address the time the tracks across the little town of Richmond were blocked…. if this happens again, there could just be some old fashion justice meted out by frustrated drivers. This driver may be myopic but it appears that he’s got a virulent case of stupid as well!

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back to participating law enforcement agencies. Haenel identified the participating agencies in this particular Task Force to be the Sheriff’s Office, Rosenberg Police Department, Missouri City Police Department and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office. Each of these agencies was awarded an equal share of the proceeds to continue to run their narcotics enforcement operations. Haenel said, “In the past three years, Task Force agents have seized $3.8 million in cash.” He then explained that in order for the funds to be awarded to law enforcement,

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the assets must first go through a seizure process in the court system; then if approved by the courts, those assets are eventually returned to the Task Force for distribution. Haenel said the Sheriff’s Office uses those seized assets to pay for Task Force equipment, office space, furniture, vehicles and supplies as the law prohibits using these funds for salaries. Identifying other seizures by this Task force, Haenel said, “ In the past three years, the Task Force has collected: 9,589 pounds of marijuana; 23,605 marijuana plants; 8 kilos of cocaine; 8 kilos of methamphetamine; and 77,998 doses of pharmaceuticals and have made 507 arrests.”

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WATTS SHIRLEY JO HESTER WATTS, 75, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012, in Sugar Land. Shirley was born May 22, 1937 in Ricardo, Texas to parents James and Irma Pakebusch Hester. She grew up in Alice, Texas graduating from Alice High School in 1955. Shirley married Colice Ervin Watts on August 27, 1955. They made their home in Corpus Christi, Dallas and Bellaire before moving to Sugar Land in 1972. Shirley is survived by her SON: Colice Watts and his wife, Susan, of Fulshear; DAUGHTER: Cynthia Watts of Sugar Land; GRANDCHILDREN: Chris Watts and his wife Chelsea of Pecan Grove, Laura Watts Bowser and her

husband, James, of Laredo, Brandt Jacobus, Matthew Jacobus and Kristin Jacobus, all of Sugar Land; and GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Jaden, Arianna, Aleigh, Zoey, Cyrus and Faith. She is also survived by her SISTER: Rose Pfeiler and her husband, Johnny. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ervin and her grandson, Steven Jacobus. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the Fulshear Cemetery with Pastor Phil Lineberger officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Avenue, P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 - (281) 934-2424



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Sunday voting in some locations. About any challenges or confusion on Election Day, “so far none related to locations that I am aware of,” said Oldham on Tuesday morning several hours after voting had begun. But, “voters call constantly asking where they vote.” Prior to the close of Election Day this Tuesday, Oldham said he expected the voter turnout to be probably 58,000 to 60,000.” After the official count, that could mean that for the 2012 election, Fort Bend County could have seen a

62 percent voter turnout. On Election Day, a total of 341,544 persons were registered and eligible to vote. Were there any international monitor sightings in Fort Bend County? No reports and Oldham said that to his knowledge he did not know of any to be sent here. There were 18 counties in Texas to have international observers monitor the election polls. Texas was among 10 states in the U.S. including Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina,

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the Voting Rights Act provides for the appointment of federal observers by order of a federal court. Also reports indicate that members of the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, the ACLU and other organizations requested the measure which involved the deployment of 44 observers from countries such as Albania, Estonia, Russia, Slovenia and Turkey throughout the U.S. For detailed election results from Fort Bend County, check the county’s website. For findings from the OSCE, a preliminary report is scheduled for Nov. 7.

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lived there with his second wife, Libby Mitchell Bassett. Clement died in 1914, but Libby continued to live in the home until she passed away in 1941. Their daughter, Eleanor Bassett Williams lived in the home with her daughter Elizabeth Williams until the 1960's. The county eventually bought the house and the land from the Williams' with the intention of building a new addition to the county courthouse. While the new annex was being built, the county used the house as a temporary courthouse building eventually selling the home to Penny and Bernard Shaffer in an auction for $3,000. The Shaffer's, who owned the house but not the land it sat on, had the home cut into five pieces and spent $30,000 moving it to a quiet acreage near Macek Road and FM 762. "The Shaffers thought that the location they picked was so remote that they would be able to live in the country for the rest of their days," Gulliksen said. "They woke up one morning and Greatwood was being built." The Gulliksen's bought the mansion from Penny Shaffer in 2004 and spent the next two years restoring the home, to its original glory which includes 13 bathrooms, 8 bedrooms, 3 laundry rooms and a 2,800 square foot loft on the third floor where the Gulliksen's live. When the economic crisis

hit in 2008 and a lot of their bed and breakfast customers stopped coming, the Gulliksen's decided to expand and do weddings. The move was so successful that eventually they became a "wedding only" facility and converted the old barn into an event hall. Now the couple says they are ready to retire and have already entertained inquiries from two potential buyers. They will have an estate sale the weekend after Thanksgiving to try and sell as

many of the home's furnishings as they can. "We have so many happy memories here. We've been a part of so many memories," Gulliksen said. "We want more memories to be made in this home."


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Neighborhood irrigation schedules implemented The City of Sugar Land recently adopted a revised Drought Contingency Plan that includes lessons learned from the 2011 drought. The plan simplifies drought plan implementation to achieve water use reductions during drought or emergency conditions. Water management strategies in the plan address water supply and production capacity increases from the city's new surface water treatment plant as well as regulatory mandates that restrict groundwater pumping. "Our revised plan considers both water availability and managing risk related to water shortages, mechanical failure and regulatory penalties," said Director of Utilities SuEllen Staggs. "It has only three stages, is much simpler to understand and will promptly decrease consumption in a water crisis." In the Plan, Stage I mandatory outdoor restrictions are triggered when water

demands require production to increase to 65 percent of the system's capacity for three consecutive days. Stage I restrictions limit landscape irrigation to only two designated days for residential, commercial and roadways. If Stages II and III of the drought plan are triggered at 70 and 80 percent of capacity, respectively, limits on outdoor water use will be increased, progressing to one day per week in Stage II and no outdoor water use in stage III. When the city experiences conditions similar to the 2011 drought (an event that reduced water supplies across the state to the lowest in 50 years), Sugar Land's new drought plan will require Stage I (watering limited to two days per week) implementation for only 17 days. As part of the new drought plan, neighborhoods in Sugar Land will be included in one

of four irrigation zones. Each neighborhood zone will be assigned two watering days, either Wednesday and Sunday or Tuesday and Saturday. Citizens will be expected to comply with these designated watering days during Stage I implementation of the drought plan. Commercial customers and roadways also have specific irrigation schedules limited to two days per week. Designated watering days will disperse irrigation use resulting in reduced daily water demands and stresses on the water system. Since 40 percent of the city's water demand is used for irrigation, encouraging the City's irrigation zones year-round will be a part of an ongoing water conservation strategy because today's water use determines the city's future water needs. Reducing current water use can prolong or possibly eliminate the need for future

water system infrastructure expansions and additional raw water supplies as well as the accompanying financial burden. "Voluntarily complying with the two day per week neighborhood irrigation schedule year-round contributes to the city's water conservation goal to reduce outdoor water use," said Water Conservation Manager Colleen Spencer. Planning for the future, Sugar Land has secured adequate water supplies and developed a robust and redundant water treatment and delivery system infrastructure to mitigate threats to Sugar Land's ability to produce, treat and deliver quality potable water. For more information on the city's newly adopted drought plan and neighborhood irrigation zones, call (281) 2752450 or visit the Sugar Land Water Utilities Department online at www.sugarlandtx. gov/utilities/index.asp.


FBISD students prepare for 5th Annual Tracie Hester Walk  Fort Bend ISD students will unite on November 10 to host the 5th Annual Tracie Hester / Life Donor Scholarship Walk. The walk will be held at Austin High School, 3434 Pheasant Creek Dr., Sugar Land, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and will include a Walk of Pride around the campus, dance performances by the Travis High School Belles and Austin High School Angels dance teams, guest speakers, musical performances, and more. This year’s event is hosted and organized by the AHS DECA Program and supported by the Travis Belles and Austin Angels. The Tracie Hester / Life Donor Scholarship Walk is a charitable event that brings awareness to the local community about the importance of becoming a blood and organ/tissue donor. It also educates people about the life and legacy of Tracie Hester, an AHS graduate and Austin Angel who was killed in a car accident on October 6, 2006.

Tracie was a Life Gift donor and was able to help more than 100 people through organ and tissue donation. Even though she was an AHS graduate, her passing impacted the Austin and Travis communities, as two of her siblings were Travis students. All proceeds from the event support the Tracie Hester Scholarship, which benefits both AHS and THS students. Scholarship entries and finalist interviews will be conducted later in the year. All donations should be made out to AHS. The ultimate goal of this event is to provide continuing funding for the scholarships that bear Tracie's name and to encourage people to sign up to be Life Donors. Tracie spent much of her short life helping others, and has continued to do so even after her passing. For t-shirt order forms or more information about the event contact Lilian Mason at 281-634-7668 or lilian.

Sugar Land Rotary celebrates Veterans Day on Nov. 14 Please plan to join Sugar Land Rotarians in honoring our great nation’s veterans at a special Annual Sugar Land Rotary Veterans Day Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hal Jay, Veterans Day Event Chairman, plans to use the event to honor veterans in the local community. “This year we will have James Johnson retired a Staff Sergeant from the U.S. Army as our featured speaker. He has been given many state and federal awards including the Iraq Campaign Medal and the Purple Heart,” said Jay. As a member of the Los Angeles Army National Guard, Sgt. Johnson served as an Infantry Squad Leader. His unit was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in 2004, and while on patrol in January 2005, the vehicle his squad was riding in was struck by a huge roadside bomb. Two of his fellow soldiers were killed and four, including Johnson, were severely wounded. He spent the next year recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Through years of physical therapy and great support from his family, he has made a remarkable recovery despite being 100 percent disabled.

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Pictured from left to right at a recent Sugar Land Rotary Club meeting are: Past District Governor Jeff Tallas; Sugar Land Rotary President Jared Jameson; Chris Schneider; Sugar Land Rotary President-Elect Ward Pendleton; Past District Governor Dr. Steve Harris; and Assistant District Governor Frank Parrilla. The meal will be complimentary of Sugar Land Rotary and Friends for all veterans and their spouses. The cost for Rotarians and non-veteran guests will be $25 per person. Table sponsorships are also available for $200 each. Buy a table and donate seats for veterans invited

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First UMC Missouri City Fall Festival is November 10 The 17th annual "A Country Affair" Fall Festival features a family friendly carnival midway, silent auction, over 80 indie arts and crafts vendors, great food and a new-look Aunt Hattie's baked goods. Stop by from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Skeeters mascot Swatson is  scheduled to make a special appearance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Corner of Lexington Boulevard and Murphy Road. Free admission.

Libraries to close in observance of Veterans Day All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans’ Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, November 13. Your online library is always

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Motorcycle ride to benefit Fort Bend Cares November 10 Love to ride and want to Riders will depart Davidson at 11:00 a.m. help disadvantaged kids in from Republic Harley For more information, visit Fort Bend County? This event is for you! Join them on Saturday, November 10 for a free ride to benefit Fort Bend Cares, a nonprofit that serves at risk and disadvantaged children in our own county. Volunteer Fort Bend County Sheriff Deputies will lead the ride beginning at 11:00 a.m. traveling 45 miles to Fulshear. While in Fulshear grab some lunch at the local restaurants that will donate a portion of their lunch sales to Fort Bend Cares. There is no fee for the ride, but tax-deductible donations to Fort Bend Cares are appreciated. Motorcycles will be available for rent at Republic Harley Davidson, 12707 Southwest Freeway in Stafford, where registration Make this ride and support kids at risk and disadvantaged in Fort Bend. will begin at 9:30 a.m.

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The clocks are ticking as committee member and volunteers continue preparations for The Arc of Fort Bend County’s Best in the West Dinner Dance and

Auction Saturday, Nov. 17 at the George Ranch Historical Park Arena in Richmond. Set up begins on Friday, Nov. 16 when a small army of committee members, ROTC and FFA students, and other Arc friends begins assembling the stage and backdrop, putting golf tees in the arena dirt to mark the spots for tables, and hauling in the items up for bid in the live and silent auctions. The transformation of the arena to a venue for a barbecue dinner, provided by The Swinging Door, bootscooting and boogie music by The Triumphs, a live auction featuring the always popular trips, hunting excursions, First

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Shown are Sarah Parkinson, top, with son Liam, Beverly Cushenberry and Jacque Burgess comprise the powerhouse Silent The 9U Sugarland Cyclones Auction Corral committee for finished second at the Lamar The Arc’s annual Best in the West Fall Classic tournament Dinner, Dance and Auction.   October 27-28. The boys swept a double-header against the WSL Shockers(5-4) and WSL Slammers(12-11) on Saturday. They began bracket play by beating the Shockers

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Pictured top(L-R): coaches Mark Tisdel, Pedro Garcia, Brooks Sellers, Karl Baron and Sean Pelligrino; Middle row(L-R) Shane Pelligrino, Marc Tisdel, Jonathan Sibille, Jaydn Whitsitt, Nathan Jacobson, Brandon Garcia; Bottom row(L-R) Sean Torres, Thomas Valencia, Kade Baron, Andrew Sellers, and Drew Walker.

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J.J. (left) and Christian (right) Jackson, ages 4 and 2 had fun feeding the ducks and turtles at the lake on Robinson Road in Quail Valley this past Sunday afternoon.The boys were visiting their grandparents David and Shirley Bennett, long time residents of Quail Valley.

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Job-hunters who are interested in networking are invited to attend the ICAN Center Business Mix & Mingle at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, on Wednesday, November 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Conference Room. Those attending will have an opportunity to meet other individuals with similar job-

hunting experiences, to exchange ideas and business cards, and to establish relationships that may assist them in their networking and job-hunting endeavors. Jobsearch techniques and interview skills will be discussed. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100.

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The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County kicks off Reading Between the Wines Evans was in attendance. Guests got a small preview of her book “Faith Unto Death”. Sponsorships are now available, if interested in becoming a sponsor of RBTW, please contact Development Director, Jennifer Belt at If you have any questions

The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County is excited to announce their inaugural event, “Reading Between the Wines”, set for Friday, February 8, 2012 at Safari Texas Ranch. Reading Between the Wines takes the “best of the best” from Book & Author and Wine & Music, and making one grand event at the inaugural Reading Between the Wines. The Literacy Council held a kick-off party with the presenting sponsors; Classic Chevrolet and Safari Texas Ranch.  In addition, the Honorary Chair, Dee Koch and Host Committee, Mike and Shannon Bloesch, Danny and Brenda Durand, Carl and Mary Favre, Alan and Karen Harding, Paul and Gena Horak, Ray and Janet Meyer and Randy and Gail Parker were acknowledged as helping make this event successful. Guest author Stephanie

regarding the new event or wish to volunteer, please contact Event Coordinator, Brittany Logan at blogan@ For more information on Reading Between the Wines, visit our website at www.ftbendliteracy. org or call 281.240.8181.

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Global Studies Academy students take part in Annual Partnership Walk To support the efforts of the Aga Khan Foundation USA in reducing global poverty, Clements High School Global Studies Academy (GSA) students took part in a recent Houston Partnership Walk in Hermann Square, recruiting a team of 180 students and parents. The walk was held to raise awareness about global poverty and bridge Americans’ spirit of generosity by reaching out to uplift people living in extreme poverty. Karim Farishta served as the Partnership Walk student liaison for Clements. Not only did he recruit students to take part in the walk, he also encouraged volunteers to help with the event’s Kid Zone, recycling booth, and registration

table. Clements students also performed a cultural Japanese dance at the event. Farishta’s efforts in coordinating his school’s team earned him the “Ambassador of the Year” award, which was presented to him by Sharron

Melton, TV reporter and co-anchor of ABC 13’s morning show; and Amy Mitchell, City of Sugar Land Council Member. This was the second year he has been recognized for his efforts. Clements also received the “Largest Outreach Team Partnership Walk 2012” award for having the largest number of registered walkers on any team in the nation. Given their participation this year, Clements’ GSA students contributed more than $1,000 to support the Aga Khan Foundation.

Shown with their school’s award are (from left): Karim Farishta, Global Studies Academy student; and Anne Beckman, Global Studies Academy Coordinator.



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Texas Gulf Coast Toy Run Texas Gulf Coast Toy Run benefitting Fort Bend YMCA Outreach by Fort Bend Toyota & Republic Harley-Davidson, Sunday, November 11, 12pm-4pm, Fort Bend Toyota, 20465 Southwest Freeway, Richmond. The YMCA Outreach sites are all located in the lowest income and highest risk areas of the county. This event will help make Christmas a little brighter for kids who may not have a Christmas otherwise.

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Archeology Society meets Historian W. M. Von-Maszewski will present a program entitled (By Kroger at Settler’s Way) ”Austin’s Old Three Hundred” to the Fort Bend Archeological Society, 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, Room 2B of the George Memorial THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Library, 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond. The program is free and open Take a stand against bullying to the public. Join them for an informational meeting on conflict management Texas Tech Parents Assoc. meets & bullying prevention enrichment Thurs,. Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m., 5th St. Texas Tech Parents Assoc. Southwest Houston Chapter invites local Red Community Center, 3110 Fifth St., Stafford. For more info or to RSVP Raider parents to their next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13. Red Elementary, call Timothy Sandles 281-342-3034 exr. 7001. 4520 Tonawanda, Houston, 6:a.m. Dinner $10 .Come meet other Texas Retired educators to meet Tech Parents and hear Paul Dockery speak to us about TTU Housing. Fort Bend-Harris Retired Educators will meet at 1 p.m.,Thursday, Additional information and RSVP at Nov.8, in Great Hall, Sugar Land United Methodist Church, 431 Ft. Bend German Society meets Eldridge Road, Sugar Land. A Vendors Fair will be held. Early bird The Fort Bend Chapter of the Texas German Society will have lunch shoppers may come at noon. Friends of FBHRE are welcome to attend. at King’s Restaurant in Pearland, Tuesday,November 13. Meet the the Fort Bend AAUW meets George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond at 10 a.m.. For Fort Bend American Association of University Women , will meet reservations call 281-342-8243. Thursday, Nov 8., 7:00 PM, 1st United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Sugar Land. The topic will be Women’s Health. Lisa Fuson from MD Texas Instruments – Anderson guest speaker. The public is invited. For more info, please call Houston Alumni Association 281 980-1705 or visit All current and former TI employees are welcome for the monthly lunch SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 and business meeting (usually the 3rd Wednesday), but in Nov. and Dec. Vendors Wanted for 37th Annual Craft Show the 2 Wednesday due to holidays, 11 a.m., America Buffet, 12815 SW Booth space reservations are being accepted for the Meadows Place Fwy., Stafford. Complete details on or call: (832) 551Home and Garden Club 37th Annual Craft Show. Hand made crafted 8025 or e-mail: items only. Saturday, Nov.10th from 9:00 to 4:00, St.Thomas Aquinas THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Catholic Church, 12627 W. Bellfort, Sugar Land. For information call Master Gardeners present Program by Darla Harris Joe at 281-530-2566 or Debbie 281-530-2842. Visit our website at Join the Fort Bend Master Gardeners sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service to hear Darla Harris, current President of Texas Gulf Frosty’s Holiday Market Coast Fern Society, speak about “Hardy and Tropical Ferns.” The proFrost Elementary will host their annual Frosty’s Holiday Market gram will be held Thursday, November 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on November 10, 10a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 3306 Skinner Ln, Richmond. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, Entertainment, food, raffles and over 70 vendors for shopping. 281-341-7068 or for more information. Admission is $3 and includes a raffle ticket. All proceeds benefit Frost Afternoon Book Break Elementary. Book-lovers are invited to take a Book Break Thursday, November 15, “Cirque Du Chambre” George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview , Richmond,12:00 noon, in Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will hold their Celebration Ball Room 2D. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a literary discussion of Cutting “Cirque Du Chambre” Saturday, November 10, 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.,.m for Stone, a novel written by Abraham Verghese. This book club is Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. Sponsorships avail- free and open to the public. Call the library at 281-341-2677 for more able. Fire dancer, stilt walkers, aerialists, jugglers, contortionists and information. more! For more info call 281-342-5464. Guardianship information session Missouri City Green garage sale Brazos Bend Guardianship Services is hosting a Guardianship and Missouri City Green is hosting the Missouri City garage sale this fall on Alternatives to Guardianship Information Session, Thursday, November Saturday November 10 from 8am until noon. The sale will be held at the 15, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond, Meeting Missouri City City Hall, 1522 Texas Parkway Missouri City TX 77459. Room 2B, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.. Session is for families who need info Walk MS – Sugar Land on legal guardianship of an incapacitated loved one and alternative More than 400 area residents will come together for the Walk MS: Sugar guardianship will also be discusses. An attorney will answer questions Land Saturday, Nov. 10, Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University regarding guardianship. RSVP to Kirk Monroe 281-207-2320.

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281-690-4200 • 7th Annual Shop-till-You-Drop The Ladies Guild is hosting the event on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The event is open to all. The event is open to all of Fort Bend Community. Over 40 local and unique vendors. Proceeds from the Ladies Guild will go to support a local charity. So grab and friend and head to the Parish Hall at St. Laurence Catholic Church on 3100 Sweetwater Blvd. Located at the corner of Austin Pkwy and Sweetwater. For more information contact Amy Reaser at amyreaser@ or call 832-217-9263. SIRE Richmond grand opening The collaboration of SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers & Richmond State Supported Living Center are celebrating the grand opening & ribbon cutting Thurs., Nov. 15, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., SIRE at RSSLC Equestrian Center 2100 Preston Rd., Richmond, 281-344-4308.


Imperial Arts new location Imperial Arts has a new location underway, although still under construction and located in Historic Downtown Rosenberg, they are in need of volunteers for the following when their new Center for the Arts, opening in mid-Nov. 2012: Guides/docents; box office; ushers; program valets, film night volunteers & children’s art/ community activity volunteers. If you are interested call 832-278-9763. Sugar Land Rotary Become a Rotarian! Sugar Land Rotary meets every Wednesday @ 12:00 noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Contact Bill Griffin 832-724-3323, Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@ Sugar Land Morning Exchange Club The Sugar Land Morning Exchange Club is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd, Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG


“The Wizard Oz” Broadway Bound will launch its 2012-2013 season with the family favorite, “The Wizard of Oz” the Broadway. Tickets range from $10$25 and can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone 281-242-1055 or online at For more information visit www.

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Cirque du Chambre scheduled for November 10 at Safari Texas Ranch 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, which is presented for the second straight year, will adopt a Cirque du Chambre theme, featuring live performances based on the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil entertainment company. The Celebration Ball is an annual event honoring member businesses, organizations 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, call Angie Wierzbicki at 281-3425464, stop by the office at 4120 Ave. H (Hwy. 90) in Rosenberg, or visit

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Pictured: Celebration Ball Committee members and Presenting Sponsors. Top row from left: 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.

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Travis High School MCJROTC blew the competition away at the Bush High School Drill Meet on October 27, with what the cadets call their "Stairway to Heaven" routine. 

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