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Don’t swap new recycling and trash carts with your neighbors! ing to change cart size may do so, also by contacting the city’s solid waste service contractor. Residents are encouraged to starting using the carts now, although the new automated collection of garbage and recycling, green waste recycling and bulky waste program begins next month. On December 5, Sugar Land residents must use the carts for garbage and recycling collection. All items are to be placed inside the carts, and those outside the carts will not be collected. So what does one do with the old garbage container? Adolph said the “old garbage cans can be utilized for the green waste collection,” which also begins December 5. Grass clippings, leaves and other items can be placed in that container and then be put out for collection on the scheduled green waste day. For those not wanting to keep their former trash container, if “it is made from a recyclable plastic, they can place it in their recycle cart,” said Adolph. But, he said that if the container is not recyclaNew carts for Sugar Land's solid waste and recycling automated program ble, it can be placed on the curb have been getting delivered to residents. Service with the new carts begins for collection before December in less thant a month, December 5. Rien Hegrt and Joe Townsley were 5. After that day, those garbage seen making the rounds delivering the carts, which the city encourages TRASH, continued on page 7 residents to start using now.
First time, shame on them... By LeaAnne Klentzman Ok, its time to chat. While perusing the crime reports, car burglaries are CRIMINAL UP! And unfor- OF THE WEEK tunately, when checking with police, the most common problem they face… is folks NOT locking their cars. Really! Now we all know, you’re NOT supposed to take things that don’t belong to you, but if the crooks adhered to that, well, they wouldn’t be crooks. And IF you locked your car
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Missouri City selects new city manager By Elsa Maxey This Monday at the end of its city council meeting, Missouri City announced the selection of Edward A. Broussard as the new city manager. “We are very pleased to announce that we have entered into a contract with a new city manager,” said Mayor Allen Owen. He also told the "Star" that Broussard will officially take office beginning Jan. 1, 2012. Broussard has been serving as city manager of Hutto since 2005, and before that as city manager of Navasota. He holds a masters
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degree in public administration from Texas Tech University and has an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M. Edward Broussard B r o u s s a r d ’s municipal experience also extends back to previous service as an assistant city manager for Woodway, Texas, and he also served as an assistant to the city manager in College Station before working in various capacities for the City of Lubbock. During Broussard’s stint in
Why don’t they want us to know what is going on in our own town? By Elsa Maxey There seems to be concern on the part of some Sugar Land residents about the city not wanting to list more information on its website’s daily crime report being posted for their benefit. Seems like a topic that may have been hashed out a while back, when there were accounts about the media reporting on a myriad of criminal and misdemeanor activity, small and big-time, about offenses from police reports,
Hutto as city manager, the city received the Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award in 2007 and 2008, and the Governor’s Community Achievement Award for 2010. Broussard is married. He and his wife, Sammi, have three school aged children. “We are looking forward to having Ed and his family relocate here and be a part of our By LeaAnne Klentzman community,” said Mayor Owen. Thursday afternoon, about 3:12 Forty- nine candidates from throughout the U.S. applied p.m., a Sugar Land police officer for the city manager position. noticed that a vehicle traveling on Settlers Way Boulevard had an MANAGER, continued on page 7 expired Motor Vehicle Inspection (MVI) sticker. The violator was stopped in the 2800 Block of Settlers Way. During the interview with the driver, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana wafting from the inside of the violator’s vehicle. According to “We certainly had high expec- police spokesman Doug Adolph, tations during the planning stage and by all indications, we’ve met or exceeded them,” said Keri Schmidt, president of the Fort Bend Chamber, which presents the official GO TEXAN Farmers Market.
many of which were being sent out by city staff as news releases. They reportedly were coloring the city’s image and had the potential of an unwarranted, negative impact. That issue was taken up at the same time the city was revamping the crime report for public consumption on its website. A resident, just the other day, maintains that the different format on the website may be about keeping up a façade of being one
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Big biz for vendors and local economy About $1 million projected in annual sales from Farmers Market at Imperial By Elsa Maxey Cha-ching! Cash registers of local farmers, dairy operators, and vendors are melodiously making that money making sound each Saturday at the Farmers Market at Imperial in Sugar Land. Organizers are projecting the market will generate over $1 million in annual sales.
Gear up and hit the road for Bike the Bend 2011 sponsored by Texas Direct Auto. The Literacy Council’s annual bike ride will be held on Sunday, November 20. The community’s participation in this event will help determined adults in Fort Bend County learn to read, speak English and earn their GED. If you would like more information about Bike the Bend for Literacy, please call the Literacy Council at 281.240.8181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Riders at the start of the bike ride exiting Foster High School. See related article on page 4
a probable cause search for marijuana was conducted. During that search, a butterfly knife (switchblade knife), which is prohibited under Texas law, was found in the driver side door. Also located during the search was a glass pipe that had a strong odor of Marijuana. Mario Albert Botello Jr., 21, of Sugar Land, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a prohibited weapon.
of the safest cities. She said that hiding details from citizens does not make the city safer. Sugar Land changed its daily report format over a year ago to upgrade its resource tool, said Doug Adolph of the city’s communications department. The report represents Part 1 Crimes-violent crimes of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property crimes of burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft, and arson. Criminal mischief is also reported and all “addresses are rounded to the hundred block,” notes Adolph. The resident wanting a bit more maintains that the old report layout had additional details about the crime and said the newer format is somewhat vague. But Adolph said information is not any less in detail or an abbreviate version, but now it does not include minor offenses, like someone driving without a driver’s license, a forgotten one for example. Offenses that do not represent a significant endangerment to resident public safety are no longer included, he said. WHY, continued on page 7
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Neighbors taking care of neighbors By LeaAnne Klentzman Recently, residents of the Remington Crest subdivision in the New Territory enclave experienced a scare and sent out an email alert to friends and neighbors. On Sunday, mid-morning, two trucks, one red truck with a trailer and one white truck, pulled up in front of a home in the Remington Chase section. Two men got out of the trucks and approached a home and rang the bell. The residents were home, but elected to not answer the door as they did not recognize
the men nor were they expecting visitors. However, they did move the blinds so the pair could tell someone was in the house. The two men left. The two suspicious men were described as a tall white male, and a suspicious acting short Hispanic male. Neighbors reminded each other to remain vigilant and to call law enforcement if anything seems suspicious. Sheriff’s records, the agency responsible for the police protection of this community, did not indicate that any report was taken for this incident.
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Sugar Land and Fort Bend Exchange Clubs and the Sugar Land Rotary, provided free flu shots to community members who participated in Santa’s Gift Exchange. The toys and clothing will benefit local children in the Fort Bend area during this holiday season. The toy drive will continue through December 14th and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will remain a site for donations. Please drop off new, unwrapped toys or clothing items to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Main or Sweetwater lobbies. Top row: Armando Saenz, Tom Tielke, Steve Griffith, Kaelyn Stolhand, and member of Fort Bend Exchange Club; Leena Taneja, and Marcia Barham. Bottom Row: Rick Smith, Steve Weathered, John Robson, Mike Reichek, Amy Mitchell, Jake Messinger, and Himesh Gandhi. See related article on page 4
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Gearing up for Bike the Bend for Literacy! Gear up and hit the road for Bike the Bend 2011 sponsored by Texas Direct Auto. The Literacy Council’s annual bike ride will be held on Sunday, November 20. The community’s participation in this event will help determined adults in Fort Bend County learn to read, speak English and earn their GED. Bike the Bend for Literacy is a BP MS 150 Recommended Ride that starts and finishes at Foster High School in Richmond. Year after year, riders return to enjoy this event that is strategically scheduled for the weekend before Thanksgiving. Along Bike the Bend’s scenic 20, 35 and 63 mile routes through Fort Bend County, riders will enjoy fullystocked rest stops with fresh fruit, chocolate candy, ice cold water and more. Food for the rest stops is being provided by Whole Foods Market. Riders can enjoy post ride refreshments by Bullritos and My Fit Foods. Prior to the ride, chiropractors will be available to help riders. There will be two massage therapists on-site to ease those tense muscles after the ride. Registration for the ride is just $30 until November 17th. Interested participants may register on-line at active.com.
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ICAN Center mix & mingle Job-hunters who are interested in networking are invited to attend the ICAN Center Mix & Mingle at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 pm. A guest speaker will discuss job networking. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100.
Free answers to legal questions Fort Bend Lawyers Care will hold this for lowincome residents of Fort Bend Thursday, November 10, call to qualify 10 a.m. to noon, attorneys will return calls Thursday Nov. 10, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Legal Line is for advice and counsel ONLY. Please contact Fort Bend Lawyers CARE if you need more information at 281-239-0015 or www.fortbendlawyerscare.org. Sugar Land Book Break Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, Members of the Sugar Land Book Break meet on the second Thursday of the month, beginning at 1:00 pm, Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge,in the Conference Room, The book club discussion on Thursday, November 10, will be on The Personal History of Rachel DuPree. For an evening alternative, the Sugar Land Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Conference Room. The book clubs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-2382140 or 281-341-2677. Intro computer classes Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The “Computers 101” class will be Thursday, November 10, 10:15 am, in the Tech Center. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Call 281-238-2140 to register or more info on other classes. Candidate forum to be held First Colony Community Association (FCCA) invites the FCCA community members to attend a FCCA Board of Directors candidate forum on Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m., FCCA office 4350 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land. The candidates will provide opening remarks and field questions from guests. For additional information on the candidate forum, please call First Colony Community Association at 281-634-9500. Intro computer classes Fort Bend County Libraries’Adult Services staff at the First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The “MS Excel Survival Basics” class will be on Thursday, November 10, 10:00 am, Conference Room.“Blogging for Seniors,” will be Thursday, November 17, 10:00 am, Conference Room. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required at 281-238-2800.
German Society to meet at Karl’s The Fort Bend Chapter of the Texas German Society will have a dutch meal on Thursday, November 10, at 5:30 p.m., at Karl’s at the Riverbend, 5011 FM 723, Richmond. For reservations call 281-342-8243. Crime awareness & prevention This presentation will be held at Kim Son Restaurant, at the Fountains, 12750 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, 6:30 meet & greet, 7-8 pm presentation. Join us for an informative meeting with police chiefs Brinkley and Fitzgerald and the Missouri City Gang Enforcement Team. Everyone invited, especially local HOAs to inform their neighborhoods. Sponsored by Sugar Land Tea Party. RSVP sugarlandteaparty.org
Faithful Moms Faithful Moms meeting is November 11, 9:30 AM12 Noon, Faith United Methodist Church, 4600 FM 359, Richmond. A Christian Mothers group providing fellowship, guest speakers, crafts, breakfast, and childcare in a safe & positive environment. Monthly MNO & play dates scheduled. For more info, contact Shelly 281-342-3437 or Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fall “Fun”raiser The Sugar Land Christian Women’s Connection will meet for a luncheon and fall “fun”draiser on Friday, November 11, 10:30 a. m. – 1:00 p.m., Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Guest speaker, Shaaron Rowland will encourage members and guests by reminding “Life is Short – Enjoy It!” Luncheon $18 inclusive. Reservations are required by calling 281-989-9670, or e mail: email@example.com.
“A Country Affair” Fall Festival “A Country Affair,” the 17th Annual Fall Festival, will be held at First United Methodist Church Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Boulevard, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday November 12. Visit the carnival midway, featuring laser tag, a gaming trailer and a special appearance by the Houston Dynamo’s Dynamobile. Enjoy great food at the cafe, a silent auction, and shop! A $20 wristband allows you play all day at the carnival midway. Free admission. Details at www. fumcmc.org. 2011 Celebration Ball Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance is beginning a second century. The celebration ball will be held Saturday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Safari Texas Ranch, Texas Ballroom, 11627 FM 11464, Richmond. sponsorships available. For reservations or more info call 281-342-5464 or visit www.CFBCA.org.
Fall book sale Enjoy the best book bargains around at the Friends of the Missouri City Branch Library’s Fall Book Sale Saturday, November 12,10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Meeting Room of the library, 1530 Texas Parkway. Hardback and paperback books range in price from a quarter to a dollar. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100. Czech Heritage Society meeting This group from 15 chapters will hold their fall state membership meeting, Saturday, November 12, registration at 8 a.m., opening ceremonies, 9 a.m., Riverside Hall, East Bernard. Meal $8 in advance, $9 at the door. For more info 281494-5448. Community Calendar continued on page 11
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High School Football Roundup By Sean Wolfson
Game of the Week Dulles vs Marshall Elkins vs Travis Last weekend, two local games had major playoff influence. First, Dulles took on Marshall. Whichever team won would take home the 4th seed in the FBISD playoff race. Elkins was trying to hold on to their 2nd seed against Travis. Dulles vs Marshall Marshall would bust loose for a touchdown quickly against the mighty Dulles defense led by Senior Stephen Smith. Buffalo QB Allan Osemwegie scampered 16 yards with 10:57 left in the 1st quarter. Osemwegie would break another TD on a 10 yard run with 4:21 in the first quarter. Marshall 14 - Dulles 0. Dulles, not to be denied, would score when sophomore sensation Jaylon Jones pum-
meled his way in from 4 yards to bring the game to 14-7. Then, with only 16 seconds left before halftime, Robert Harris found sure handed receiver Garrett " G Money " Stephens for a 32 yard TD reception. Tie ball game 14-14 going into halftime. Marshall would strike first again in the 2nd half for an ESPN moment when Gary Lee caught a 22 yard pass from QB Osemwegie with 1:58 left in the 3rd quarter. Both defenses played well for most of the quarter. In the 4th however, it was all Dulles, Dulles, Dulles! With 11:46 to play in the game, QB Robert Harris found "Big Score" Maurice Smith on a 6 yard strike in the middle of the end zone. Dulles would finish it off right with senior Eric Johnson sealing the deal with a 1 yard run with 4:18 left in the ball game. The Viking defense shut Marshall down and it was a 28-21 victory. They are popping bottles in the locker room as Dulles is
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Look at what’s new for Best in the West While the crowd-pleasing Swinging Door barbecue and lively dance music by the Triumphs will return for The Arc of Fort Bend County’s 33rd Annual Best in the West Dinner, Dance and Auction, there will be something new: The Ace in the Hole Auction with a “buy it now” option replaces the event’s traditional Bid Board. “We’re offering our guests an opportunity to ‘buy it now’ for an item they really want to take home,” said Jo Ann Stevens, event co-chair. “When a bidder takes that option, the item is considered sold and there won’t be any more bidding on it.” But when the “buy it now” option isn’t exercised, the Ace in the Hole Auction items will be up for silent auction bid-
ding until the Live Auction closes. Then, Smith said, auctioneer Fort Bend County Commissioner J a m e s Michael Garfield Patterson and emcee Michael Garfield, the High-Tech Texan®, will move to the Ace in the Hole Auction to close out sales there. The always popular dinner, dance and auction returns to the George Ranch Historical Park Arena in Richmond this Nov. 19. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the Triumphs take the stage for a first set at 7 p.m. The Rosenbergbased band will return for a second set following the evening’s
Fort Bend Care’s Motorcycle Road Rally, Nov. 19 Motorcycle experts, or “Wild Hog” weekend warriors, this shout out is for you! The 2nd Annual Fort Bend Cares Motorcycle Road Rally to benefit disadvantaged Fort Bend youth will be Sat. Nov. 19th. Registration begins at 9:30am at Republic Harley Davidson in Stafford, Texas, 12707 Southwest Freeway, and the bikers depart at 11am. The 1-hour ride will go to the new town center in Fulshear, escorted by volunteer Fort Bend County Sheriff Deputies. There, area restaurants will donate 15% of their lunch-sale proceeds to Fort Bend Cares, which funds organizations benefiting Fort Bend youth. These Restaurants include Rey’s Grill, Doziers Grocery and Market, and Pepperoni’s. Motorcycles will be available for rent at Republic Harley Davidson
by calling 281.295.1000. The taxdeductible registration fees are $25 per motorcycle, plus $10 per passenger. Both cash and credit cards will be accepted. Fort Bend Cares is a charitable foundation that supports organizations and programs serving disadvantaged children and youth in Fort Bend County. Last year Fort Bend Cares donated $140,000, to 29 nonprofits all in Fort Bend. For more information call 832.392.1983, visit www. FortBendCares.org, or listen on Nov. 12 to Trae Smith and Joe Lancaster, (Fort Bend County Sheriff Deputy), on dial 700AM
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Compliance with posted speed limits improved 16 percent during the first year of the Sugar Land Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The enforcement initiative – funded with an $85,251 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation – also resulted in a 10 percent reduction in accidents since Oct. 1, 2010. The grant period is from Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2013. The STEP grant provides overtime to staff increased traffic enforcement in targeted areas, an extra resource that does not affect SLPD’s normal operations. Speeding continues to be the number one factor contributing to accidents within Sugar Land. The police department uses crash data, speed surveys and information supplied by residents to identify those areas where additional enforcement is needed. SLPD speed surveys conducted prior to the STEP grant indicated only 19 percent of drivers were obeying posted speed limits at some of the STEP grant’s targeted intersections, and compliance was below 50 percent at every targeted location.
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Stafford High School to host VEX Fort Bend Co. libraries to close robotics competition November 12 for Veteran’s Day November 11 Stafford High School will host a large VEX robotics competition on Saturday November 12. Teams from throughout Texas will participate, and the public is welcome to attend with no entry fee. Robotics is an excellent way for students to learn more about science, engineering and technology -- and VEX robotics is the
fastest-growing robotics program for middle and high school students. The event is active and interesting -- come join in the fun! Competition begins at 10:00 AM, with the championship starting about 3:00 PM. Plus there will be a practice session for Houstonarea FLL (FIRST LEGO League) teams that you can also observe; FLL is the largest robotics competition in the world and targets middle and elementary school students. Stafford High School is located at 1625 Staffordshire Rd, in Stafford, with plenty of free parking.
Prayer List Darren Glynn, civilian contractor Corporal Jarrod Wayman, USMC Sgt. Simon Gutierrez, USMC Pvt. Marques Roberson, U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Seiter, U.S. Army Mike Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Dan Carroll, 1st Lieutenant, USMC Henry Blassingame, contractor SPC Christopher Kimrey, U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Lemmon, USMC Pvt. Ezequiel Grimaldo, U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Fox, U.S. Army Cpl. Jason Lee Mejorado, USMC Airman Oscar Mejorado II, USAF Seaman Jacob G. Mejorado, USN Capt. Richard Carrell, USAF Sgt. Jeffrey A. WIlliams, USMC Sgt. Holly K. Williams, USMC Maj. William J. Stoesser, U.S. Army Airman Caleb J. Powell, USAF Cpl. Erick Tijerina, USMC LCDR James D. Shaw, U.S. Navy TSgt. Daniel Vargas, USAF LCpl. Jeffrey B. Brock, USMC FC2 Penny McGaughy, U.S. Navy LCpl. Raymond Padilla, Jr., USMC LCpl. Robert Originales, Jr., USMC PFC Patrick Fege, U.S. Army Corporal Jonathon Ross, USMC Capt. Clay Bland, U.S. Army Capt. Hunter Bland, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Gomez, USMC PFC Eli Harrington, USMC LCpl. “Trey” L. Chapa III, USMC Lt. Col. Bentley Nettles, U.S. Army Cpl. Jose R. Zepeda, USMC Jerry Zepeda, civilian contractor FR Brad Lindsey, U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Taylor, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Pereira, USMC LCpl. Kevin Canada, USMC SPC Donald McPaul, U.S. Army SSgt. Percy Engineer, U.S. Army LCpl. Douglas R. Johnson, USMC Sgt. Jerome Estrada, USMC SSgt. Joseph Crow, USAF DaNetra D. Pittman, Civilian Conractor Airman Shannon Fleming, U.S. Navy Corporal Jake Crocker, USMC
Corporal Armando Olivares, USMC Corporal Jonathan McCoy, USMC Sgt. Cory Wolston, U.S. Army LCpl. Brad Robideaux, USMC PFC Kent Finley, 1st Cavalry Ens. Leslie Ward, USN LCpl. Chris White, USMC Spc. Mark Shimala, U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Austin Gaines, U.S. Army PFC E4 Michael Andrew Hernandez, U.S. Army LCpl. Michael Cannata, USMC John R. Simmons, U.S. Army Capt. Sean Nolan, U.S. Army Pvt. V. JordanVoss, U.S. Army LCpl. Alfred Paul Garza, USMC John David Woodcock, Petty Officer, US Navy Lt. Ryan Stevens, U.S. Army Senior Airman Oscar J. Perez, USAF Spc. Johnny Ray DeLeon, U.S. Army Capt. Robert Jason Wisham, U.S. Army PFC Zachary T. Gazaway, USMC PFC Luke M. Havemann, U.S. Army PFC Zachary Johnson, U.S. Army PFC Charlie Kasel - U.S. Army LCpl. Adam C. Turek - USMC PFC Sean (CJ) Johnson, U.S. Army Seaman Fernando Hernandez Jr., USN Chaplain Joe G. Grace II, Army Reserves LCpl. John Rossi, USMC SR Francisco Quintanilla, U.S. Navy SR Joel Soto, U.S. Navy PFC Miguel Soto, Jr., U.S. Army RP Jeffrey (Bubba) Evans, U.S. Navy PFC Rodolfo Castellanos, U.S. Army Pvt. Domingo Arrona Jr., USMC Lt. JG Megan Haydel, U.S. Navy Pvt. Matthew Butcher, U.S. Army SPC Michael Spencer Tesanovich, U.S. Army Cav. PFC Michael Fleming, USMC Pvt. Andrew R. Winchell, US Army PFC Bryan Horner, U.S. Army PFC Shawn Robinson, U.S. Army Petty Officer (AET3) Kameron Kelso, USCG OSSR Dustin Stratton, U.S. Navy PFC John Lundgren, US Army Alex Quintanilla, U.S. Navy Sgt. Derek A. Hibler, US Army
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Broussard was selected from a short list of four that were interviewed. Previously a consultant with Missouri City, Alan Mueller phased into the day-to-day city operations and has been serving as interim city manager for about four months after Frank Simpson’s departure.
Simpson was Missouri City’s city manager for seven and a half years before he resigned to accept an assistant city manager’s position in College Station joining Missouri City’s former city attorney Mary Ann Powell, now an assistant city attorney in College Station, and College Station’s city manager David Neeley, who was Sugar Land’s City Manager for 15 years.
Bill Albritton, 85, recently of Florida, but a former long time Stafford resident and local character, passed away l0/31/11 from heart disease and Alzheimers. Bill & his wife Cecilia owned the B&C Bar on So. Main St. in Stafford for many years and were well known in the Stafford community. He was a USMC WWII veteran and survivor of the Battle of Peleliu. Bill was a pipeline and dredge welder for many years in many countries. Survived by his wife Diane, sister Verna and a daughter. He is fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren and eight
great grandchildren and a large extended family. Services and burial will be in Georgia in the family cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to the Alzheimers Association, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas. 77030-2008. (713) 3141313. A special thank you to his loved caregiver Joann Zipperer and her family in Georgia. God Bless you Bill. Could you please give me a cost estimate to place this obit in next weeks Star. Thank you. Diane Albritton Cell# 832 2829661 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First time, shame on them... So, lock your stink’n doors and at the very least COVER UP your treasures. Ladies, that purse on the seat or floorboard, it is beg’n to be liberated Gentlemen, that briefcase and laptop, well, they will bring a couple of bucks at the pawnshop. Second time…shame on YOU!
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door and didn’t leave your treasures inside, well, more than likely, you wouldn’t be a victim. We are rapidly approaching the shopping season, you’re shopping picked up the first two weeks in stores, the crooks, well, they of December on the scheduled are shopping your car windows! recycle day. There’s a program guide with FAQs on the city’s website that was also reportedly provided at the time of cart delivery. Republic Services may be FARMERS, continued from page 1 contacted at 713-726-7307. Just about 60 vendors regularly participate each Saturday at what started in October and it is now going on three months with quite an impressive attendance. It’s been said that the Schmidt said they offer shoppers changed format of the daily fresh-from-the-field fruits and crime report makes it harder for vegetables, pasture raised meats, citizens to know exactly what free range eggs, local cheeses, fresh baked goods, jams and honis going on around town. There’s access to crime data, eys, spices, olive oils and so much and information is also listed more. by police beats on a monthly Even the Lakeview Elementary or quarterly basis on the city’s School students raised over $700 website. One can also subscribe from the sale of their market online for daily email reports, items—popcorn, lemonade and and 24/7 the city sends out other merchandise –for a fundalerts, advisories and informa- raiser at a pumpkin patch they tion about major occurrences. set up. The city also generates a newsHere’s the business success letter that is sent via email. part in brief. After she lost her What do you think? job in 2009, Julie Hammond of For more information, Hammond Farm started procall the Sugar Land Police ducing and selling goat cheese, Department’s Crime Prevention soaps and lotions to supplement Unit at 281-275-2500. her family’s income. “With the
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containers can only be placed for collection on the designated bulky waste day. What about the blue recycling bin? Place the blue bin at the curb by 7 a.m., and it will be
About $1 million projected in annual sales from Farmers Market at Imperial
addition of the Farmers Market at Imperial, we now participate in three Houston-area markets to support the sale of our products,” she said. “Our sales at Imperial have been strong and steady.” There’s also Jaime and Theresa Crespo, owners of Teresita’s restaurant nearby on Eldridge Road. They say exposure at the Farmers Market has impacted their business and they’ve seen an 18 percent increase in traffic. Crespo said that the Farmers Market is “our most effective marketing tool yet.” They’ve even booked more off-site catered events, she said. There’s more. Nearby merchants are reported to have witnessed an increase in sales since the opening of the Farmers Market. The event is held at U.S. 90A and Ulrich Street by the Imperial Sugar silos and the historic Char House. Rain or shine, it’s held on Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm. Visit www.ImperialSugarLand.com/ FarmersMarket for more.
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The report format changes were also the result of resident feedback, said Adolph, given to officers in the Crime Prevention Division working in neighborhoods. “Let us know what types of changes you want,” he said referring to residents, and communicate those to the Crime Prevention officers. The city’s website does not include "attempted" crimes call types, and changes to call types after an initial report, such as further investigation resulting in a lesser or more serious offense, are not in the Daily Crime Report.
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SUGARWOOD: Beautiful 2-Story Home offers Both Formals, Granite Counters, 1st Flr Master, Wood Deck + Covered Patio, Boat Dock on Oyster Creek. 5/3.1/2. $335,000. Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3123SC)
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Updated! Corner lot with 3 car garage and fabulous, oversized backyard paradise! Large pool and spa, patio, plus deck, surrounded by trees! Updates include granite countertops in kitchen, and remodelled baths, tile floors and backsplashes. Master carpet replaced along with roof, heaters, duct work, appliances, A/C down. $209,900 (3803WV)
LONG MEADOW FARMS:3/3/2 Former Model Home! 1.5 Story home w/ gameroom or bedroom upstairs. Gourmet kitchen, formal dining, study and extra large backyard. $265,000. Call JoAnn Garza (713)927-0454 (21007WI)
WATERVIEW ESTATES: 4/2.5/2 Beautiful 2 story home. ready for MOVE IN! Large open kitchen, game room, formal dining, landscaped backyard, covered patio & balcony. $199,900. Call JoAnn Garza (713)927-0454 (19811RE)
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Really nice one story in sought after First Colony! Many updates include granite countertops,stainless appliances, tile floors and much more. Great floor plan with 4 bedrooms plus study.Sought after schools, and neighborhood! So convenient to EVERYTHING! $304,900 (26HE)
Beautiful 1 Story Home ON THE LAKE! 4th Bedroom or Gameroom/Bonus Rm. 10 Foot Ceilings,Plenty of closet space. Oversized Master Bedroom with Lake View, Large Master Bath with Garden Tub and Seprate Shower. Huge Master Closet!! Kitchen for the Chef with additional Butler’s Pantry both with 42’ Cabinets. $229,900 (835AV)
Beautiful custom built with private backyard, pool, & spa. Two story living area, wood floors, island kitchen with sub-zero, & wetbar with icemaker. Recent carpet, & roof in 00’. Dual staircases. Master suite with large exec. bath. Large utility room, gameroom up,& study down w/built-ins. Sought after Clements H.S.! $539,900 (66PW)
Owner transferred! Very open, w/ high ceilings. Large family room w/ tile flooring-open dining area, or great for a pool table! Large kitchen w/ tile flooring-Large master w/ granite countertops in bath-garden tub, w/ separate shower. This is a 1.5 story home, w/ all rooms down except a fantastic gameroom/mancave upstairs!This home is wonderful for entertaining! 2 year old terracotta roof also! Great backyard! $169,900 (1310PL)
Fabulous Meritage, only lived in 4 months! Tons of upgrades, at no cost! Lot that backs to wooded reserve, no neighbors! Granite in kitchen & master! Wood flrs, butlers pantry, covered patio, & stainless appl. Media room, gameroom, & full bath upstairs, everything else is down! Kitchen is open to living, great for entertaining! Stone FP, sprinkler system, & the list goes on! Owner transferred! Close to fitness center & pool! Large B.yard! $259,900 (11431BB)
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4607 KITTY HOLLOW DR Lake Olympia 4/2.5/2 home, rich & inviting interior, hand-scraped wood floors, huge back yard. Deborah Breuleux $189,900
14 STALYBRIDGE CT Commonwealth 4+/3.5/2 Perry, completely updated, heated pool, spa & pool bath, California closets. Sharon Kaye $385,000
2911 SPRINGDALE CT Pearland Model-like 4/2/2, David Weekly one story, quiet cul-de-sac, Silestone counters. Mike Martin $189,000
2930 COTTONSTOCK First Colony 3/2.5/2 formals, updated granite kitchen, master down, new roof, sprinkler system. Nell Osborn $205,000
22047 RUSTIC CANYON Riverpark West Like new 4/2/2 one story Perry, high ceilings, granite kitchen, sprinkler system. Sharon Kaye $190,000
12002 DAWN MIST Pearland Lovely 4/2/2 one-story, corner lot, open floor plan, energy efficient, double pane windows. Wendy Mottern $209,500
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FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND Paradise heated diving pool & spa! Huge culdesac lot! 4 bedrooms & gameroom, Totally updated over $50K. 2 story living very open plan. Priced to go fast in the $270’s.
Large den, opens to kitchen. 3 bed rooms, Study, formal dining 2 full &1 powder room. Spacious master suite. $332,300
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GREATWOOD/SUGAR LAND Built in 2002! Grand 2 story w/ 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths. Master down with study & gameroom up. Hollywood bath too. Upgrades w/ granite counters/SS appliances, wood & tile floors. Culdesac lot and no neighbors behind you! Priced to go low $300’s
Adorable David Weekly 2 story home built in 2005. 4 bedrooms 2.5 bath mast down and gameroom up. Also study down. Culdesac street. Shows like a model home. Priced at $170’s.
SUGAR LAND! Almost 5000 sqft! 2 story home with 5 bedrooms( 2 bedrooms down) 4.5 baths. Gameroom, study & Media room. 3 car garage! 2 covered patios and courtyard. Big Lots! Under construction.Call for details and representation.
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SEDONA CREEK • Over 3500 sq ft. Large living, den and gameroom. Island kitchen has lots of storage and counterspace. Beautiful upgrades. Gameroom is approx 36x17 and could also be a media room. Master down. (2931KE)
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PLANTATION CREEK • Wonderful home w/upgrades. Ceramic Tile in entry, kitchen, breakfast room, living & dining rooms, master & master bath. High ceilings open up floorplan. Living room, dining room, den & gameroom are spacious. Master down. Covered patio. (4410RI)
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PEARLAND • over 3/4 acre with historic Heights home that has tons of updates. Located at end of cul-de-sac. Front and rear porches. Beautiful hardwoods thru-out.(4910CE)
3/2.5/2 • $199,900
RIVER EDGE • Lakefront! Stunning and appointed home. Large dining,formal living room open. Island Kitchen with large pantry. Their exercise room down could be second bedroom. Master with sitting area. Large list of upgrades including plantation shutters,media room wired for projection system. Two story covered patio overlooking beautiful lake. (107WB)
WOODSTREAM • 3/2.5/2-perfect for family & entertaining. Large family room and separate dining room. Island kitchen with lots of cabinets. Master down with executive master bath. Gameroom up. Lots of updates. Clements High School
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WOW – Custom 1 story w/ over 3800 sq.ft. & 5 car garage on 1 acre tract!! 4 bedrooms, 2/1 baths, both formals plus den. Island kitchen. All with great backyard and Pool views. Split plan, HUGE gameroom. 2 car attached garage w/ extra (A/C’d) room above for storage. 3 car detached with full 2nd story that can be finished out as another room or just used as-is for storage! MLS# 58740103 $395,000. (5222CH)
SIENNA – Big 5 bedroom home on corner lot of cul-de-sac street & NO back neighbors!! Beautiful wood floors in entry, study & dining. Oversized den w/custom faux paint. Island kitchen w/ granite counters. Master suite down. Huge gameroom & 4 big bedrooms up. Oversized faux flagstone patio for hosting those family BBQ’s. Short walk to fitness center, pool & playground. MLS# 23936642 $279,000. (10527CA)
QUAIL VALLEY – Beautifully maintained and updated one story with pool!! 4 bed, 2 baths. Granite kitchen counters, recent appliances, tile flooring w/granite insets. Updated master w/French doors to pool, tiled shower, counter top. Master bath handicap access. Wood flooring in den and dining. Recent carpet, roof-2011. A real Beauty! $162,000. MLS# 77367878 (4002WV)
QUAIL VALLEY – Grand magnolias & updated landscaping frame this charming Colonial 5 bedroom 3/1 bath home. Stately pillars at the front porch entry opens to freshly painted interior. Recent carpet, updated tile flooring. Formal dining, study. Spacious kitchen w/ updated appliances. Huge den area w/ built-in bookshelves. Master down. 4 Big bedrooms up. Covered back patio & just a 5 iron from golf club! MLS# 89713450 $212,000. (2902NB)
PECAN GROVE - Pride of ownership shows in this 4 bed, 2/1 bath home. Beautifully updated with real wood floors in dining and den. Remodeled kitchen w/Granite counters, tile backsplash, master bath w/ all new counters, sinks, mirrors, shower, even toilet! Master down, 3 big bedrooms and gameroom up. MLS# 21443044 $185,900 (3530TI)
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FONDREN SW NORTHFIELD – 11/12/11 2:00-5:00PM 7846 Hummingbird St. COME TAKE A LOOK!! Unique large contemporary home on secluded cul-de-sac lot that backs to greenbelt. Spacious rooms, den open to formal dining rm, gourmet isl kitchen, flex rm on first floor and another flex space upstairs. Fridge, washer, dryer included. HURRY!! $175,000 Jim Verges 281-222-5548 (7846HU)
QUAIL VALLEY – Located in Golf Course Community, this charming 2/2 has so much potential! Front faces courtyard w/pool & clubhouse. Den w/vaulted ceiling, wood burning FP, efficient kit recent oven, mcw & tile floor. Bedrms are spacious w/plenty of closet space, private patio off den to relax & enjoy a BBQ. Don’t Miss! $79,000 Jim Verges 281-222-5548 (2822CA)
SIENNA – 11/13/11 2:00-4:00PM 3814 Carnden Ln. COME TAKE A LOOK!! Spectacular home on wooded lot & quiet cul-de-sac. 3-car garage, porte-cochere, dbl drs at entry, elegant wrought iron stairway w/hardwd stairs, travertine flrs, hardwd flrs in both formals, media rm, gamerm & so much more! Open floor plan perfect for entertaining! $380,000 Andie Saucedo 281-755-1695 (3814CA)
CANYON LAKES AT THE BRAZOS – 11/13/11 3:00-5:00PM 1211 Watermoon. COME TAKE A LOOK!! Culde-sac lot! Liv/din combo,art niche, lrg den w/FP, tile flrs in kit & brkfst rm w/SS appl, lots of cabinets, large master suite, gamerm, sec sys & 8x16 patio w/fenced backyard. Don’t Miss! $153,000 Joyce Nordquist 281-222-7653 (1211WA)
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OLD ORCHARD – This one is a Beauty! Extensive upgrades incld extended cvrd patio & add’l 30x20 cement patio & sidewalk to lake. Surround sound, wood shutters, wood blinds, custom back door, gutters & wood flrng plus many upgrades in builders pkg are add’l features. Great view of lake. You won’t find another one like this one in the neighborhood! $379,000 Judy Savage 281433-5674 (13307OS)
COVINGTON WOOD – Currently under renovation. Will have fresh paint & carpet. Laminate wood flrs in living area, tile in dining & kit, recent carpet in 3 bdrms, oversized lot, backyard patio, covered patio in front. $1,100/ lease Linda Bell Team 281-6849112 (13618SA)
CITY PLAZA CONDO – Fabulous condo on first floor of complex. 2-master bdrms w/attached full baths. Kitchen fully furnished, fridge & stack washer/dryer, granite cntr tops, fully stocked, linens for beds & bath. Landlord pays first $140 of utilities, cable & internet access. Great location in the middle of Sugar Land Town Square! Ready for immediate move-in! $1,950/lease Linda Bell Team 281-684-9112 (2299LS)
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PRICE REDUCED RAVENEL 4/3/2 • $469,000
MULHOLLAND 5/3/2 • $149,900
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QUAIL VALLEY EAST 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with formals, granite kitchen counters, ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI tile backsplash, some laminate flooring down. Short sale needs some work. $84,500. Master down RE/MAX Fine Properties with attached office/computer room, 281-265-5533 • Each Office big closet.(3243HG) Independently Owned & Operated
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MONTICETO 4/2/2 • $139,900
CEDAR FORM 3/2/2 • $152,500
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Toni Nelson discusses mobile marketing strategies at national forum Toni Nelson has just returned from the Prudential Real Estate Services Marketing Forum, held October 18-21 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort, where she served on the Best Practices panel. Nelson, director of strategic initiatives for Houstonbased Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors, discussed mobile marketing strategies at the conference that was attended by Prudential marketing directors from around the country. Nelson emphasized the importance of mobile technology and said that analysts are projecting that, by 2013, mobile phones will overtake computers as the way most
people access information. “In real estate, this means we have to follow our buyers and be where they are looking,” said Nelson. “Sixty-two percent of home buyers are under 45 years old and use mobile. It is a communication space where we want to be – where the consumers are.” Prominent on the mobile landscape are the numerous apps that are being developed. Nelson said 25 billion apps are expected to be downloaded by 2015. In August, Nelson oversaw the launch of Prudential Gary Greene’s free app, “Houston Homes for Sale,” which already has 1200 users, with over 7000
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searches and 115 lead calls. “We anticipate this number to grow as the app is utilized by individual agents and shared with consumers during open houses and in everyday conversations with their spheres of influence when the app serves as a quick reference to properties in
LAKE OLYMPIA 5/4.5/3 • $399,900
the Greater Houston area.” The “Houston Homes for Sale” app can be found in all app stores and at www. GaryGreene.com. For more information about Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors, visit www. GaryGreene.com
Aliana® announces grand opening celebration for new model home village Two weekend celebration featuring a Backyard Showcase will take place March 3 and 4, and March 10 and 11, 2012 The first two weekends of next March, Aliana® is hosting an event, which includes food, live music and a chance to win major prizes, all in celebration of the grand opening of its new Model Home Village. Guests are invited to tour 11 brand new, fully-furnished, model homes - all conveniently located within the village - built by a roster of premier builders. As part of a Backyard Showcase, each of the model homes will be enhanced with an outdoor living area featuring a unique design and theme, such as Asian, Italian, Indian, sports and one designed for families with small children,
just to name a few. The community of Aliana® is a 2000 acre master-planned community in Fort Bend County, Texas and a development of Aliana Development Company. One of the newest communities in Fort Bend, Aliana offers finely crafted new homes from the $160s to the $600s, and is situated in the highly-regarded Fort Bend Independent School District. Aliana is conveniently located west of Houston in Richmond, Texas, nestled between the Grand Parkway and FM 1464. The main entrance to Aliana is West Airport Road. For a map, visit www.alianahouston.com.
QV: Nicely updated 4/2/2 one story with screened-in sunroom, beautifully landscaped, sprinklers, granite counters, updated stainless appliances, updated flooring, master shower. Lots of storage, built-ins. Replaced windows, Plantation shutters, formal dining, big family room, only $149,000! (3219LC)
Beautiful 1 story with new paint, carpet, tile. Big island kitchen, lots of storage, formal dining, high ceilings, corner lot, great master & bath with separate tub & shower. For sale at $219,500 & for lease at $1,895. Austin Pkwy Elem., First Colony Middle. (4642BB)
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LAKE OLYMPIA 5/4.5/3 • $399,900
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ABWA Member Spotlight SUZETTE PEOPLES, President of People’s Promoting Company
Suzette will Inspire and motivate you to be a better you! She hopes that her inaugural work will help women to “get out of their box” and change not only themselves, but others, in the process. She wants to inspire and motivate women to be the best they can be and work together to lead the next generation to make a difference and better our world.
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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital FOUNDATION REPAIR receives national and state 281-397-2299 recognition for its stroke prevention and care programs REMODELING & MORE HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30am - 6:00pm Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA "A Place To Call Home" - www.hbctx.org
2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City Sunday Worship: 9:30am - 5:00pm Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30pm www.murphyroadchurch.org LUTHERAN CHURCH
FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711 CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am the hub - 11:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am www.cumcsl.org
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502
NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • 281-499-7611 1424 FM 1092 Rd., Missouri City, 77459 Worship w/Holy Communion: 8:00 & 10:30 am Education hour for all ages: 9:15am www.newhopelc.org
3900 Lexington Blvd., Missori City, TX 77459 Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am Open Skies Worship: 8:30am • www.fumcmc.org
Sunday School All Ages 9:45am
SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Worship Service: 9:00am and 11:15am Sunday School: 10:15am www.southminpres.org
BRIGHTON CHURCH • 281-988-7755 11925 SW Frwy 59 • Stafford (Between W. Airport and Murphy Rd.) Sunday Worship: 10:30am www.brightonhouston.org • Refreshing & Relevant
FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055
CHURCH OF CHRIST
SUGAR LAND CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00am • 10am • 5pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9am & Wed. 7pm Tuesday Seniors' Bible Study: 10am
with David & Cindy Fauvelle
121 Wood ST. • Sugar Land, TX 77498 Sunday Worship: 11:00am www.facebook.com/freedomchurchintl Pastor - Bryan Eggenbeger
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“For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings” Hosea 6:6 To place an ad in The Fort Bend County Worship Directory 281-690-4200
David & Cindy Fauvelle Owners of Auto Central Car Care Center
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Stroke Care Team Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is playing a major role in stroke prevention and care. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. today. The hospital was recently named a Primary Stroke Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services, a designation given only to health care institutions that have demonstrated commitment to stroke prevention and services, including a dedicated stroke unit; 24-hour stroke team; trained emergency department personnel; 24-hour neuro-imaging and lab services; neurosurgical, neurological and medical support services; and a public education program. In addition, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award. The honor recognizes Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients
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receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. “With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and these recent awards demonstrate that our staff is committed to providing care that has been shown in the scientific literature to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidencebased protocols,” said Amitabh Shukla, M.D., Medical Director of the Methodist Sugar Land Stroke Program. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has developed a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. “The mortality rate for stroke in Harris and surrounding counties is twice as high as the national average, making it even more important for Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to bring this higher standard of stroke care to Fort Bend County residents,” said Maria Socci, Manager, Stroke Program. For a physician referral, please call Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s physician referral line 281-274-7500, or visit MethodistSugarLand.com.
MAINTAINING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
One of the first pieces of equipment to appear on automobiles is a piece of plastic plumbing known as the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve. It consists of a breather tube connected to the intake manifold and a fresh air intake (usually attached to the air cleaner) that introduces cleansing air to the engine. The PCV valve re-circulates partially burned crankcase gases back into the engine and, in the process, improves fuel economy, reduces pollution, and reduces engine corrosion. As a general matter, automobile manufacturers recommend that the PCV valve be replaced every 30,000 to 60,000 miles or so. Otherwise, the increased risk of clogging may result in poor idling, decreased gas mileage, slow acceleration, power loss, and other problems. All auto parts are subject to wear over time, so routine maintenance is critical to protecting your automotive investment. Please call AUTO CENTRAL at 281-499-9684 to schedule a maintenance check of your vehicle that includes inspection of the PCV valves, alternators, belts and hoses, battery, engine oil, and much more. We service domestic, foreign, and fleet vehicles. We are located at 2526 5th St., Stafford. Do you have a car care question? Visit our discussion board on Facebook-Auto Central. Autocentralautomotive.com. HINT: A clogged PCV valve can lead to failure of an emissions test. By: David and Cindy Fauvelle, Owners
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We have a huge selection of custom wheels for your Truck, Sports Car, Foreign Car or SUV.
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Sambone is 6 mo old Yellow Lab mix. He's a typical lab pup who LOVES the water. Sambone is living in a foster home as an indoor dog. He is houstrained and crate trained . Sambone will grow to be a large dog as an adult and will be a great companion dog, family pet and best buddy. For more information on any of our adoptable pets please go to our website www. anniesangelsrescue.com . You can call Julie at 832-483-0997 to set up an appointment to meet Pippa. You can also see many of our pets at the Petsmart in Missouri City on Saturdays.
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Participate in the Family Eats Study The Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine is looking for African-American families with 8-12 year old children to participate in an 8-session, internet program on healthy eating. You can participate from your home!
While you watch the Johnson family learn to eat healthy you may: • Access our nutrition website • Get healthy recipes • Complete online questionnares • Receive up to $70 for you and $70 for your child! You will need: • A high–speed internet connection • An e-mail address For more information, call or email Mamie White at 713-798-0501 or email@example.com
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2011 Top Ten Most Wanted By LeaAnne Klentzman Fort Bend Crime Stoppers has announced the final 2011 Most Wanted Fugitives list. As the last quarter of 2011 eases to a close, Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc has released their final list of Most Wanted fugitives for the year. According to the Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, Crime Stoppers will pay $750 on each subject if any one of these fugitives are apprehended by Dec. 31, 2011. Again this year, Marwan (aka: Martin) M. Saeed (DOB /21/1980), is again on the top of the list. Saeed is wanted in for his alleged participation in a December 2007 murder case in far west Fort Bend County‘s Weston Lakes Estates. According to Haenel, Saeed is accused of killing
a female homeowner during a residential robbery. Saeed is 5' 7" and weighs 150 pounds and is believed to have fled the country. In previous reports sheriff’s spokespersons said Saeed had fled to Yemen. Others on the list include: Israel Valdez (DOB 5/3/1964), who has been charged with murder. That case was in July of 2007 and occurred at a Stafford-area tattoo shop. He is 6' 6" and weighs 300 pounds. James Hao-Hu Taylor (DOB 7/7/1986) Is also wanted for murder; accused of killing a Sugar Land woman in 2005. He was out on a $250,000 bond facing trial in January of 2006 when he jumped bail and fled. According to Haenel, Taylor cut off his ankle transmitter
then fled. He is 5' 5" and weighs 130 pounds. Said Abdul Al-Haddad (DOB 7/1/1967) is 5' 10" and weighs 180 pounds. Al-Haddad is wanted for Injury to a Child/Elderly from a May, 2006 assault in a group home in the Towne West subdivision. Emidio L. Martinez (DOB 8/5/1962) is 5' 8" and weighs 180 pounds. He is wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Efrain Duarte (DOB 1/2/1981) is 5' 9" and weighs 210 pounds. He faces two charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Eduardo Gallegos-Calvillo (DOB 3/13/1989) is wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He is 5' 8" and weighs
180 pounds. Paul Wayne Harris (DOB 8/21/1961) is wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Harris is 6' 2" and weighs 265 pounds. **ARRESTED** Robert Bernard Allen (DOB 12/12/1979) is 6' 3" and weighs 200 pounds. He is wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Jayce Tremaine Tillman (DOB 11/22/1988) is wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. He is 6' and weighs 200
pounds. Important: These suspects should be considered dangerous and might possibly be armed. Never attempt to arrest or apprehend these subjects
yourself. If you have any information on the location of any of these suspects, please call Crime Stoppers anonymous "Reward Hotline" at 281-342-TIPS (8477).
be available for membership consideration. Certain categories may fill quickly! Cost $5. For more information, please contact Scott Bernstein at 713-787-9500.” Information session on guardianship/alternatives Brazos Bend Guardianship Services is hosting this session Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., George Memorial Library, Meeting Room 2B, 2nd floor, at 1001 Golfview, Richmond.The Information Session is designed for families who need information on obtaining legal guardianship of an incapacitated loved one. Alternative to guardianship will also be discussed. An attorney will be present to answer any legal questions related to guardianship and alternatives to guardianship. RSVP to: Kirk Monroe at 281-207-2320 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvary Baptist Church, Rosenberg. If you love to sing this is the place for you! For more information contact Emma Kueck at 281-342-5857 or Debbie Thomas at 281-232-9293. Exchange Club of Sugar Land This club meets weekly every Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal, Sugar Land. Contact Mike Reichek 281-275-1145 for more information. Divorce Care, a weekly support group You’ll learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. Join them September 11 – December 4, 5:00pm, iThe Bridal Room, First Colony Church of Christ, 2140 First Colony Blvd., Sugar Land, 281-980-7070. Holidays in the Plaza Come celebrate the season at Sugar Land Town Square with a variety of Holiday-themed events, to be kicked off during the month. Visit www. SugarLandTownSquare.com for more details.
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Fair Trade Craft Fair Consider letting the gifts you give this year keep on giving – let them bless both the recipient and the creator. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City, to host a fair trade craft fair on November 13 from 8a.m. – 1 p.m. with creations by artists represented by the following groups: Art Aids Art www.artaidsart.org; Bethlehem Christian Families www.bethlehemart.com/; Good News Goods www. goodnewsgoods.com/ and North American Indian Ministries (NAIM) www.northamericanindianministries. org Yoga on the Brazos On Sunday, November 13, Yoga on the Brazos, 936 FM 359, Richmond is hosting Brazos Healing Harvest Fest. from 12:30-5pm, over 25 local vendors who offer all natural healing products and services. There will be free yoga all day, a live band, food will be sold and all proceeds go to Jaylon Green, a young man in our community that has been diagnosed with Acute Leukemia. For info 713775-9116.
Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, is Monday, November 14, f 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Meeting Room of the library. The program will be repeated on November 28. Samples of the library’s instructional books, crafting magazines, and websites on the various sewing arts will be available.The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-2382140 or 281-341-2677. Sienna Book Club to meet The next meeting of the Sienna Book Club will be Monday, November 14, 1:30 pm, in the Large Conference Room at Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Anyone interested in joining this literary-review club is invited to attend. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2900. Bunco night Please join the Fort Bend Aggie Mom’s Club for Bunco night on Monday, November 14, 7pm at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way. Come have fun and get to know other Aggie moms! For more information contact Stephanie Rammrath at srammrath@comcast. net.
Asakura will speak on creating an Oriental garden. Archeology Program Jeanette Pauer will present a visual tour through rock art shelters on the lower Pecos River to the Fort Bend Archeological Society at 7PM on Tuesday, November 15, in Room 2B of the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Drive in Richmond. The program is free and the public is invited.
Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild meets Susan Cranshaw will be the speaker at the Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild on Thursday, November 17, 10:00 am., First United Methodist Church of Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd. Susan’s signature stitching style is tiny, intricate patterns with contrasting threads over a variety of mix-andmatch fabrics. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, go to www.cpqg.org. Master Gardener Meeting Join the Fort Bend Master Gardeners sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service to hear Bob Pierce, PhD speak on “Native American Gifts to the World.” The program will be NOVEMBER 15 held on November 17, 7:00 to 8:00 Creating an Oriental garden p.m. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Sugar Land Garden Club is having Center, 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg. NOVEMBER 14 a meeting on November 15, at 9:30 The program is free to all. No reservaNeedles & Yarn Sewing Circle The next meeting of the Needles & am at the Knights of Columbus Hall, tion required. Anyone with an interest Yarn Sewing Group at Sugar Land 702 Burney Rd, Sugar Land. Keiji in gardening is encouraged to attend.
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CITY OF STAFFORD ORDINANCE NO. 972 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 102 “ZONING” OF THE CITY OF STAFFORD CODE OF ORDINANCES; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING DISTRICT MAP FROM PRIMARY CORRIDOR (PC) TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (SFR) ON TWO TRACTS OF LAND THE FIRST TRACT BEING A 5.477 ACRE TRACT OF LAND SITUATED IN THE WILLIAM STAFFORD SURVEY”B-1” OF THE PROMENADE AT STAFFORD RUN, REPLAT OF RESERVE “B” A SUBDIVISION RECORDED UNDER SLIDE NUMBER 20060101 OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT RECORDS (F.B.C.P.R.) AND BEING A PORTION OF A CALLED 35.8219 ACRE TRACT OF LAND RECORDED UNDER FILE NUMBER 2009115576 OF THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC RECORDS OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS; THE SECOND TRACT OF LAND BEING A 12.60 ACRE TRACT OF LAND SITUATED IN THE WILLIAM STAFFORD SURVEY, ABSTRACT NUMBER 89, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS AND BEING A PORTION OF THE PROMENADE AT STAFFORD RUN, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED AT SLIDE NUMBER 845B OF THE FORT BEND COUNTY PLAT RECORDS; PROVIDING A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,000 FOR EACH DAY OF VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION HEREOF; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Passed, adopted and approved the 19th day of October, 2011.
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281-341-7068 or www.fbmg.com for more information. Afternoon book break Book-lovers are invited to take a Book Break Thursday, November 17, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond,12:00 noon, Room 2D. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a literary discussion of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. The book club is free and open to the public. Call the library at 281-3412677 for more information. Intro computer classes Fort Bend County Libraries’ Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Avenue, Stafford, will present free, introductory computer classes this month.The “MS Word Survival Basics” class is Thursday, November 17, beginning at 10:00 am. The “MS PowerPoint Survival Basics” is November 30,10:00 am.The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, reservations are required. To register call 281-238-2880. BNI’s lunch time chapter It’s Here! A new Business Network International (BNI) lunch time chapter is now forming in the Sugar Land area. Organizational meeting to take place on November 17, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land. Applications will
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 281575-1145 or mike@reichekfinancial. com. Brazos Crossing Chorus Brazos Crossing Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is recruiting new members. They meet every Monday night, 7 - 9:30 p.m.,
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FIRST COLONY WOODSTREAM. Thursday & Friday November 10-11. 8am-2pm. 2326 Streamcrest Ln. Clothes, computers, tv’s, furniture, saddle, household items. FIRST COLONY - Woodstream. Thursday 11/10; Friday 11/11. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2326 Streamcrest Lane. Clothes, computers, TVs, furniture, saddle, household items. GARAGE/BARN SALE 36415 Ft. Bend County Line Road (off FM 1489) Nov. 11th & 12th 8-3 Way too much to list. Gate open at 8:00 and cash only. AUCTION
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“A COUNTRY AFFAIR”
Fall Festival at First United Methodist Church Missouri City will be held 11/12/11 at 3900 Lexington and Murphy Road. A silent auction will be held in conjunction with the Festival. The silent auction includes over 200 donated items including two quilts, jewelry, seasonal items, gift certificates, golfing, sports collectibles, and many unique items for gift giving and collecting. Please stop by and check it out!
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Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity engaged in a series of special activities over two weeks to highlight the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter within Fort Bend County. The activities began on World Habitat Day, Oct. 3, and ended on
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By Elsa Maxey Ever heard of MERS? It was created by mortgage lenders in the mid-90’s and it stands for Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS). The company speeds the recording and transfer of home mortgages that are sold, often several times. What has Fort Bend County Clerk Dianne Wilson bothered about it is that MERS allowed banks and other lenders to buy and sell loans without recording required transfers with counties in Texas, including Fort Bend County. A lawsuit started by Dallas County in September has speared a class action lawsuit that could take in all of Texas’ counties against the electronic mortgage registering company, which is being challenged for cheating them out of millions of uncollected filing fees. “I have been against the creation of MERS since the mid 90’s,” said Wilson. She said she met with Fort Bend County District Attorney John F. Healey, Jr., and Roy L. Cordes Jr., County Attorney, about it and, “we will join in with the class action (suit).” Wilson also said that almost every state has sued to make lenders/ loan service providers file documents in the county where a property is located. “Filing with MERS clouds title, keeps knowledge from the public and cost county revenue,” she said. The total number of unpaid mortgage filing fees due to Fort Bend County is unknown at this time, but Fort Bend neighbor, Harris County, is reportedly going after a minimum of $11 million. The speculated amount is stated to be possibly more than $100 million dollars in unpaid fees, and this depends on the number of times real estate was transferred that should have generated a filing fee each of those times. Accounts indicate that counties in other states including Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Oklahoma were allegedly cheated by the MERS system. Unrelated to the class action lawsuit, sources indicate that Delaware is involved in a lawsuit alleging MERS used deceptive practices that hide information from borrowers. In Kentucky, counties sued MERS, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Chase Home Mortgage Corp.,Citigroup Inc. CitiMortgage, Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America and others in federal court back in April over unpaid mortgage filing fees. They said the banks used MERS to avoid paying the fees. It is not known whether Fort Bend County has plans to sue any bank for using MERS. At press time, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court had not yet authorized any legal action against MERS, according to County Attorney Roy Cordes, Jr. Reportedly any of the 254 counties in Texas would be class action members where MERS is identified as a beneficiary of a deed of trust where MERS does not actually own a beneficial interest. MERS was founded by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and several large U.S. banks in 1995.
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