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Sugar Land voters gave their blessing to two bond proposals in the November 5 election that would create 10-miles of hike and bike trails and develop parkland along the Brazos River with an adjacent festival site. But voters passed on a proposition that would have created a community park in Telfair . Unofficial results show that 51% voted against Proposition 1 which called for $18.5 million to build the community park
in Telfair. Proposition Two, which allocated $21.3 million to develop 128 acres along the Brazos River with a festival site passed with 53% of the vote. Proposition 3, approved by 52% of voters, called for $10.1 million for a series of connecting hike and bike trails spanning 10 miles. "The bond election provided an opportunity for our residents to choose whether to authorize property taxes to fund parks projects", said Mayor James Thompson. "The vote reaffirms that residents believe the
Founded on January 5, 2011, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Employees Charitable Foundation (FBCDSA) was established as an outreach to provide support and assistance to all employees of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Their first fundraiser was "successful beyond our
expectations" to help the family of fallen officer Deputy John "J.D." Norsworthy. Not long after, the FBCDSA expanded their scope of the charity beyond employees of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office to "provide support and assistance to all public safety professionals working in Fort Bend County." This is now a 501C(3) corporation operating as Behind
Twenty nine veterans honored at The Terrace First Colony Sugar Land By Betsy Dolan
It was 1942 and World War II had begun. Blondina Porter had just finished nursing school and was looking for adventure and a chance to see the world. "I decided to enlist in the Navy and was a flight nurse for six years," Porter said. Stationed in China, the Philipines, the Lucian Islands, and Guam, Porter got her wish to see the world and much more. "I was on the plane bringing the boys who had been hurt in the Western Pacific to the hospital in VETERANS, continued on page 4
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Bill Smith who served during World War II with the U.S. Navy proudly displays a pin honoring him for his service at a Veterans Day celebration at The Terrace at First Colony.
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approved projects are important to Sugar Land's quality of life and economic prosperity." While the community park would have been available to all Sugar Land residents, social media sites suggests the measure may have failed because voters are hesitant to spend tax dollars on amenities in master planned communities."I agree that the community park and hike and bike trails should have been paid for by the many developers who SUGAR LAND, continued on page 4
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the Badge Charities. This includes peace officers, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians, and 911 emergency communications professionals serving with governmental or volunteer emergency service organizations. Their mission has three components: Officer Assistance Fund; Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarships; and support for community and youth activities in Fort Bend. Behind the Badge Charities is run by 100% volunteerism. Vice-President, Marshall Whichard, had this to say about a recent event that Behind the Badge had the opportunity to assist. "As an example, a shooting incident results in a first responder being transported to the hospital. Two small children are home knowing a parent has been hurt, but their grandparents live on the west coast. Within hours, Behind the Badge has not only wired round trip tickets to them, but has also coordinated with their local police department to transport them to the airport. When these grandparents arrived here they are met by a staff member of the responder's agency. There are many stories of first responders in need." BEHIND, continued on page 4
Bling, Boots & The Best in the West Christmas will come early to one lucky raffle ticket-holder. The Arc of Fort Bend County’s “Best in the West” 36th annual fundraiser will be raffling off a replica of a classic car as part of their iconic evening. In fact, the Mercedes convertible roadster replica, is just one of many luxury items that will help raise monies for the non-profit. “We have a King Ranch Hunt that is always a favorite among the bidders,” says Co-Chairperson, Jo Ann Stevens. But she is quick to add; “Between our silent and live auctions we have something for everyone.” Tickets are on sale now for $100 a piece and only 500 raffle tickets will be sold for your chance to win the roadster. Make your shopping list and mark your calendar for Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 6p.m at the George Ranch arena. Be part of this grand event that benefits great people! For ticket or table information visit http://www.arcoffortbend.org. Shown are co-chairs Commissioner James Patterson, Ann Smith, Jo Ann Stevens (seated) & Arc supporter Mike Casey. See related on article on page 5
Please join them on Sunday, November 24, for an exciting biking event - “Bike the Bend for Literacy”. This popular event is the perfect opportunity to get some exercise, enjoy the scenery of Fort Bend County. Bike the Bend is a BP MS 150 Recommended Ride benefiting the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County and begins at 8 a.m., starting and finishing at Foster High School, 4400 FM 723, in Richmond. Mark your calendars and save the date! Interested bikers may register online at www.ftbendliteracy.org or by calling the Literacy Council at 281.240.8181. All proceeds will support the life-changing work of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. Cyclists at the starting line from 2012’s Bike the Bend. See related on article on page 5
Post election results
Less than nine percent in Fort Bend County rule By Elsa Maxey
The votes from this month’s November 5th General Election will have soon been canvassed making them official. In Fort Bend, of the 343,398 registered voters the turnout was 8.68 percent, a classic low. That’s who decided on the governance of the entities impacting Fort
Bend and had a voice this go round on policy making for the items on the ballot. Fort Bend County Elections Administrator John Oldham told the "Star" that a total of 12,266 voted early in person and 234 by mail. All nine Texas constitutional amendments passed statewide, and those voting in Fort Bend were in accord, but close to being
Mental Health crisis ends in tragedy
barricaded in the bathroom since early afternoon with a knife. Monday afternoon, November His family called 911 at about 4, Sheriff’s deputies responded 5:45 p.m., that same afternoon to a 911 call for help with a seeking help from authorities. barricaded subject in psychiatric Haenel said, “When the crisis in the Sunrise Meadow deputies entered the residence, neighborhood south of they were confronted by Richmond in Fort Bend County. Michael Blair, 26, who was According to the Sheriff’s holding a knife. The deputy spokesman Bob Heanel, 26 year attempted to subdue Blair with old Michael Blair, a resident a taser to no avail. In close of the home, was suicidal. He quarters, Blair advanced toward had barricaded himself in his the deputy who shot and fatally mother’s home in the 7000 block wounded Blair.” of Dawn Bloom. According to reports, Blair had been MENTAL, continued on page 4 By LeaAnne Klentzman
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his home on Sunrise Court in the Colony Grant subdivision. Sunday evening about When police arrived on 6:30 p.m. Sugar Land Police the scene they discovered a responded to a possible burglary/ vehicle parked in the driveway home invasion robbery in process occupied by four men. Further after a man called 911 and said someone was trying to break into FOUR BUSTED, continued on page 4 By LeaAnne Klentzman
split on one of them, Proposition 3 - allowing extension of exemption from inventory taxes for aircraft parts. That vote shows 58.27 percent in favor and 41.73 against. Of all of them statewide, that amendment also showed the least support, 57.73 percent. Locally, Fort Bend voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of the $184.9 million mobility bond for road, bridge and related infrastructure construction. The county is expecting to continue to grow at a rapid pace and the current mobility conditions over the past couple of years and supporting census data are a clear indication of more of that growth to come. Fort Bend County Commissioners reported that it plans no tax increase related to the approval of this bond measure - probably some say was the reason for its great support. POST ELECTION, continued on page 4
Goat rope’n! By LeaAnne Klentzman
For those of you who hail from other parts…pay attention, it’s CRIMINAL time for some OF THE WEEK learn’n. Goat Rope’n: a messy or disorganized situation. So now that you have the definition; here’s an example! A couple of weeks ago a Goat Rope’n unfolded up in north Fort Bend County, you know up there near Katy. It was burglars, burglars everywhere; they were run’n like scattered cats and fall’n out like fainting
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I think I have come to an understanding about my frustration with your paper's so-called Conservativecolumnists. It is not rooted in my disdain their poor narrative skills or even their unending rants. It comes from my recognizing that they never, ever say anything Positive. They offer no solutions, except for "Vote GOP (Tea-Party, NOT establishment GOP)" following a Dem-bad diatribe. If I believed what they sell than I would have to believe that the US, and indeed the world, is temporally in mid(NT)Revelations status and that all hope is lost, unless we vote for the Tea Party. Silly me. I thought we lived in the greatest nation on earth, that there is nothing we can't overcome when we include ALL of our peoples, that our national glory is founded in our ability to work together for the common good. I also was raised to believe that one-party nations always fail and that all human relationships thrive only in an environment of mutual respect. That's why these columnists repulse me. P.A. Moye
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Dear Editor, I recently went to the veterans clinic in Richmond for blood work. Since i was fasting for my blood work and was hungry, I stopped at a Whataburger for breakfast on my way back. �� After eating my breakfast I returned to the drink fountain for a water refill. On my way out I hear someone call out sir, sir, I turned around and a young man with a plastic card in his hand was addressing me. I was wondering how I had dropped my credit card when I had not even used it. The young man said to me, "Sir your next meal is on me. I want to thank you for
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the crisis was averted. Averting crisis is the name of the game for first responders and their leaders. Averting those crises is also vitally important to the taxpayer. Crisis intervention can be a money pit when it goes health crisis across the county, wrong. Governmental agencies so sayth The Grant with all its as well as individual officers up supposed goals and guidelines. and down the chain of command However, goals and guidelines can be held accountable in the not withstanding in just the last courts, thus they and the taxpayer two weeks below are just a few can be on the hook for millions. examples of the 911 calls relating So, the need for the to mental health issues needing Crisis Intervention Unit is law enforcement, emergency yesterday. Yes, at the first of medical and fire personnel: the month they kicked off their • On October 25 a 27 year old Unit by bringing back two Weston Lakes man slaughtered former deputies who are in a his parents with a sledge patrol training phase, they both hammer in the front yard of their have experience, that is why upscale home. He reportedly they got the jobs, but now they had a history of mental health have to be trained in Crisis complications. According to Intervention…get on with it! several on the scene, the horror The CIT Unit has been in they witnessed that afternoon the works for nearly two years, will be with them forever. supervisors have been trained • As the scene was clearing and again we remind you of the over in Weston Lakes that sergeant that has been drawing Friday evening, an inmate was a salary for this entire year and discovered hanging from the still has no policy, procedure, or neck in a supply closet. Days guidelines ready and available later he succumbed to those for this unit. Which begs the injuries in a local hospital. That question … what have we inmate, just two days before, gotten for our money? State and had recently been convicted and Federal grants are tax money, sentenced to 35 years in prison. too! It is way past time to get this • A few days later another party started and serve the public, collection of first responders not just the pocket of whatever answered a 911 call from a demigod chosen to head it family seeking help with a 26 up. We are watching very, year old schizophrenic. Those very closely, our community officers tried to subdue the knife and tax dollars depend on it. wielding man with a tazer, it did Hey Commissioners, see not work. The schizophrenic in those chickens? They belong crisis was eventually shot and to you! They are that Mental killed by a responding officer. Health Unit you allowed to fall • Then just days later, yet by the wayside and they are another crisis call for help from here to peck up your day!. a father whose 17 year old son tried to take his life by jumping Send questions or inquiries from the Brazos River Bridge on to LeaAnne Klentzman Texas 99/The Grand Parkway email@example.com at New Territory. Even though Fort Bend Star both the Deputy Constable 4655 Techniplex Dr. Suite 300 and the teen were hospitalized, Stafford Texas 77477
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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital breaks ground in Missouri City Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital began groundbreaking on a new 9,600-square-foot emergency care center on Highway 6 in Missouri City, between the Sienna Plantation and Riverstone communities— signifying their first development in Missouri City. The facility is scheduled to open in summer 2014, and will house 10 treatment rooms and the latest technology in diagnostic imaging equipment. The opening of the emergency care center will improve access to emergent care for Missouri City residents while also offering the latest and most sophisticated services and technology possible. The new center will also offer residents faster access to inpatient care at the main hospital campus, if needed. “This is an exciting development because it gives us a physical presence in the heart of the fast-growing Missouri City community,” said Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CEO Chris Siebenaler. “The new emergency care center will give Missouri City residents a first-class medical facility within minutes of their homes.” The emergency care center is just one of five major projects planned between now and summer 2014 that will expand the hospital’s physical footprint, significantly enhance its ability to serve patients across Fort Bend and surrounding counties and add a number of new jobs. To learn more about
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the Brazos River. As reported, he could hear screams for help as a The despondent teen who father was calling to his son. jumped from the Jodie Stavinoha According to officials, the 17 Bridge over the Brazos was year old was suicidal and had pulled to safety by a Deputy jumped from the bridge however Constable last Thursday night he miscalculated and ended up shortly before 11 pm. plunging into the water covering Precinct 4 Deputy Constable deep mud, about 5 feet or deeper, Joseph Villarreal responded to along the edge of the rain swollen calls for help at 16302 Texas river, said Precinct 4 Constable 99 (Grand Parkway). When Lieutenant Ruben Valencia. Villarreal arrived on the scene he Lt. Valencia said as deputy found himself on the north side of Villarreal was making his way the Jodie Stavinoha Bridge over down the embankment to try and By LeaAnne Klentzman
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Liason with Fort Bend Green. But Sustainable Sugar Land make buckets of cash here," founder, Diana Miller, who wrote one resident on Facebook. worked to defeat the three bond News that Proposition Two proposals, said voter rejection had been approved by voters of Proposition One and a was met with excitement by close outcome on the other groups working to develop more two indicate there was strong recreational opportunities along opposition to the bond measures. the Brazos River. "We came into this issue at "When you combine the an extreme disadvantage as the 128 acres (along the Brazos City of Sugar Land and Citizens River) with the 125 acres in for Sugar Land Parks, a Special Memorial Park, this will truly be Purpose Committee with over a recreational and green space $36,000 in primarily special asset for Sugar Land citizens", interest contributions, spent said Kim Icenhower, Community thousands on “advertising”", SUGAR LAND, continued from page 1
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Less than nine percent in Fort Bend County rule elections administration, told the "Star" that it “had few ID related In Sugar Land, voters approved issues on Election Day or during only two of three $50 million the early voting period” for the bond propositions on the ballot - a new photo voter ID law used connecting network of hike-and- for the first time on a statewide bike trails ($10.16 million) and election. He said that at one site, a the second phase of the Brazos voter who had ID refused to show River park and festival site ($21.3 it, “standing on principle.” That million). person probably did not vote since Oldham, of the county’s there were no provisionals (voting POST ELECTION, continued from page 1
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allowed with questions about IDs requiring affidavits affirming identity) from that voting site. This person who “could have (voted) if they so desired, but since they were trying to make a point,” it probably would have been counterproductive from the person’s viewpoint to vote provisionally, said Oldham. The number of people in
Executive Director Justin Morin read from a letter written by Guam," Porter recalled. "Then a President Obama. crew based out of Hawaii would Lanny Martinson, a Vietnam take them the rest of the way veteran who lives in Sugar home." Land, was the celebration's Porter's flight wings were part special guest. Martinson, who of a Veterans Day memorabilia lost a leg in combat, has made display and celebration Monday headlines around the world with the story of his lost dog at The Terrace at First Colony. Twenty-nine residents were tag being found in Vietnam honored for their service more than 30 years after it went including Lt. Colonel Hugh missing. Farmer who wore his Army "It isn't about losing a piece dress uniform to the celebration. of metal. It's about the kindness "On Veteran's Day, our nation of strangers who helped him get remembers the proud legacy his dog tag back," said Lonnie and selflessness and sacrifice," Barker, a Terrace resident who VETERANS, continued from page 1
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goats! Seems folks were calling in to 911 reporting men in their homes, men running from homes, and strange cars trolling their streets. Well, with 911 calls like that…in galloped the Posse! Yep, right there on Angel Gate they roped’m one and scattered two. Forced’m to run through the neighborhood jumping fences and hurdling yard art. But not to worry, with that portable corral set, one of the wild ones was forced through the chute and snagged, bagged and tagged! It appears that the Goat Rope’n kinda turned into a Team Rope’n
introduced Martinson. The 29 veterans were presented pins from their specific branch of the military and were honored in a "then and now" slide show. Many expressed their gratitude at the appreciation people now show to veterans. "I was dang lucky to have been stationed stateside during the war," said Bill Smith who
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Mental Health crisis ends in tragedy the following Thursday with a Houston activist in front of The Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office seeking the institution of a Mental Health Unit. Haenel said that had been in the works for year and they were in the process of activating a Team. The case is being investigated by the Internal Affairs Division of the Sheriff’s office.
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served in the Navy during World War II and was a radar equipment instructor in Corpus Christi. "But the way some veterans were treated during Vietnam was disgraceful. I'm glad it is better now." At the end of the celebration, the crowd sang God Bless America and then observed a moment of silence for those who never came home.
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investigation revealed a broken front window and a damaged front door. Then police learned when Sheriff’s deputies and from a neighbor that three men Constable’s deputies worked ran from the house back to the together to herd the strays back to waiting car and the woman justice. While all the suspects had Houston addresses, one is really a Columbian who is wanted by ICE amongst his many charges at Fort Bend County and the other, MENTAL, continued from page 1 a Puerto Rican, who was charged with Fictitious or Counterfeit The case remains under Registration, he upped his $500 investigation and all four bond and hit the trail. deputies involved in the Whatever kind of Rope’n it incident have been placed on is…. there is sure to be more in administrative leave with pay. the future, that third burglar, well The deputy who discharged his he is still at large and ICE would weapon is an 11 year veteran really like to chat with him too, said Haenel. as well as a few of the Sheriff’s As a result of his death, posse. Blair’s family held a protest
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Fort Bend County with a new Electronic Identification Certificate as a form of ID is unknown at this time, according to Oldham. Reportedly in Fort Bend, it was estimated that at least 40 percent of early voters signed affidavits for provisional voting calling attention to discrepancies between voters’ names on a photo ID and in the voter registry.
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"We feel we will prevail in this ethics complaint and this will legitimize long standing concerns that a few special interest groups are benefiting financially at the expense of taxpayers," Miller said. The total bond amount approved by voters was $31.5 million with the two projects expected to be completed in five to seven years. The proposed parks projects were recommended by a 100-member citizens' bond committee that met from March to May.
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Miller said, referring, in part, to large pro-bond signs erected at various locations around the city. Prior to the election, Miller filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission against Sugar Land City Manager, Allen Bogard, in which she accused him of violating the state election code by spending public funds for political advertising. On November 7, Miller was notified that her complaint "meets jurisdictional and form requirements for a complaint filed with the Texas Ethics Commission."
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17 year old was taken to a nearby hospital for leg injuries as well as psychiatric evaluation. Deputy Constable Joseph Villarreal was also transported to a different local hospital where he was treated for wrist injuries. At press time he remains off duty recovering. Deputy Constable Joseph Villarreal is a Precinct 4 contract deputy for the New Territory subdivision. The despondent teen the officers pulled from the river is a New Territory resident.
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Tickets are on sale now for $100 a piece and only 500 raffle tickets will be sold for your chance to win the roadster. Make your shopping list and mark your calendar for Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 6p.m at the George Ranch arena. Your ticket will include a flavorful filled BBQ dinner provided by the Swinging Door, the get up and dance melodies of the The Triumphs and the beyond entertaining auctioneering efforts of Commissioner James Patterson and the crowd banter that comes with it! The evening benefits the Arc of Fort Bend County, a privately
funded, non-profit organization that assists individuals with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. “With State budget cuts, many of these families depend on the services and opportunities the Arc can provide,” says longtime supporter Rick Cushenberry. Educational, housing, transportation and referral services are just a few of the programs provided by the Arc of Fort Bend County. Be part of this grand event that benefits great people! For ticket or table information visit http://www.arcoffortbend.org.
14, beginning at 1:00 pm, in the Conference Room. Those attending are invited to bring a lunch, if desired. The Sugar Land Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 26, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Conference Room. The book clubs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2140 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
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MIERS Roy Phillips Miers, 72, of Sugar Land, TX passed away on October 3. He was born in Amarillo, Texas to the late Roy Samuel “Shorty” Miers and Mary Phillips Miers. Roy graduated from Dumas High School in 1959 and attended West Texas State University. He was actively involved in the Sugar Land Exchange Club, Sugar Land United Methodist Church as well as the Fort Bend Meals on Wheels. He has a long history of service to others and he will be remembered for his selfless involvement in numerous community organizations. He is survived by his son Marc Miers, his wife Melissa and their son Duncan- all of Amarillo; and his daughter Marti Miers Mefford, her husband Bill and their sons, Eli and Isaiah- all of Arlington, VA. He is also survived by his former wife and long time friend Lana Miers of Amarillo,
Please join them on Sunday, November 24, for an exciting biking event - "Bike the Bend for Literacy". This popular event is the perfect opportunity to get some exercise, enjoy the scenery of Fort Bend County. Bike the Bend is a BP MS 150 Recommended Ride benefiting the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County and begins at 8 a.m., starting and finishing at Foster High School, 4400 FM 723, in Richmond. Cyclists return year after to year to enjoy this event, which is strategically scheduled for the weekend before Thanksgiving. Along Bike
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Members of Missouri City Green shown left to right are Angie Wierzbicki, Don Johnson, Diane Giltner, John Ellis, David Pay, Penny and his beloved sister Johnson, Pam Allan, Margo Webb, and Lynn Ellis Martha Miers WalMissouri City Green, with responsibility in the community ter and her husband through recycling, planting Clark Walter of New assistance from the Missouri native trees and plants and Braunfels, Texas as City Parks & Recreation other earth-friendly activities. well as a large circle Department, will host the City’s In the event of inclement of relatives and dear Community-wide Fall Garage weather, the Community friends who will miss Sale on Saturday, November 16 Garage Sale will relocate inside his warm smile and from 8am to 12pm at the Civic • Will be a good steward of your money Center Complex located at 1522 the Civic Center Complex. hearty laughter. For questions or more Roy’s celebration Texas Parkway in Missouri City. • Will protect and enhance community assets Come out to find your hidden information, log onto www. of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. • Will be responsive to residents’ concerns missouricitygreen.org or email on Saturday, November 23rd treasures! This is a free event • Will earn your trust and confidence firstname.lastname@example.org. at Sugar Land United Method- for those wishing to browse ist Church. 431 Eldridge Road , and make purchases. Proceeds Sugar Land, Texas 77478 , (281) benefit the Mayor’s Youth Commission and Missouri City 491-6041. There will also be a graveside Green, a non-profit organization memorial held at the Dumas that seeks to foster and Cemetery on Friday, November encourage local residents to take 29th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family Spirit of Freedom asks that donations be made to Sugar Land Meals on Wheels or Women to host your favorite Charity. Feel free to visit Roy’s memo- Texas historian rial website and leave a message in his memory book at: http:// on November 15 The Spirit memorialwebsites.legacy.com/ of Freedom roymiers/homepage.aspx. Republican Women’s BAPTIST CHURCH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Club will HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 host Texas Historian 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Nina Hendee. Dr. Charles Murphy, Pastor Contemporary Worship Service: 9:00am The meeting Nina Hendee Sunday Bible Study 9:30am 6:00pm Sunday School: 10:15am will take Sunday Worship 10:45am - 7:00pm Traditional Worship Service: 11:15am Foley of Galveston, place Friday, November Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study / AWANA TX, Joyce (Doug) 15, at Sugar Creek Baptist www.southminpres.org Keith of Austin, Church Chapel at 13213 "A Place To Call Home" - www.hbctx.org FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND • 281-240-3195 TX, and Gene (Jen- SW Freeway, Sugar Land METHODIST CHURCH nifer) Smithers of from 11 am to 1 pm. A light 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Tomball, TX; her lunch will be served courtesy CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-980-6888 Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am grandchildren, Tra- of Commissioner Andy 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday School for All Ages 9:30am vis (Dallas) Ledger, Meyers and Roy Cordes Jr. Sunday Worship: 8:15am - 9:45am - 11:05am Melissa and Derek An RSVP is requested by Pastor's Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 pm the hub - 11:00am Draper, Lauren Wednesday, November 13, Sunday School for all ages - 9:45am Keith; step-grand- for those who plan to eat or LUTHERAN CHURCH daughter, Candice Keith; and just attend the meeting for a www.cumcsl.org FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) • 281-242-7711 great-grandson, Hayes Ledger. head count. Meet and greet FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 2011 Austin Parkway - Sugar Land, TX 77479 Merle is also survived by her starts at 11:00 am and the sisters, Nancy (Ronald) Mc- meeting will begin promptly 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 www.fishersofmen.org Daniel of Ada, OK, Charlene at 11:30 am. To RSVP email Sunday Worship: 9:00am, 11:00am Sunday Worship: 8:30am - 11:00am (Gerald) Wright of Pampa, TX, President Debbie Fancher at Open Skies Worship: 9:00am Sunday School classes for ages 2 & up: 9:40am Sandra (Bobby) Ragan of Con- info@spiritoffreedomwomen. 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She was born in Dallas, and Worship @ 9:00am and 11:15am A Visitation was held on developed her love of Texas www.newhopelc.org Bible Study, all ages, @ 10:10am Monday, November 11th, from history at a young age. www.sugarlandmethodist.org 6-8 PM, at The Settegast-Kopf Nina and her husband, FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729 Co. @ Sugar Creek, 15015 Ed, own and operate the CHURCH OF CHRIST 800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Southwest Freeway, Sugar Taste of Texas Restaurant, MURPHY RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-261-5216 Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship Land. A Service celebrating which is in its 35th year. Merle’s life was held at 2 PM, Hendee started her speaking 9:15 am Sunday School 2025 FM 1092 • Missouri City on Tuesday, November 12th, career with area school 10:30 am Contemporary Worship Sunday Worship: 9:30am 5:00pm in the Chapel at Sugar Creek children sharing her love of Bible Classes: Sunday 10:45am (Nursery Available) Baptist Church Chapel, 13213 Texas and its rich history. 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SMITHERS MERLE SECHRIST SMITHERS, was born January 3, 1938, in Pampa, Texas, and passed away November 7, 2013, in Sugar Land, Texas, due to complications from Alzheimer’s. Merle married the love of her life Don Smithers, on April 13, 1955, in Pampa, Texas, and spent her early married life in Moore, Oklahoma, where she was involved with church, PTA, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and raising her four children. She has lived in Sugar Land for almost 40 years and was very active in the community, being involved with the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation, the Fort Bend Literary Council, and a member of the Sugar Land Parks Board. Merle was an executive secretary until her retirement, having worked for the UT Dental School, Lever Brothers, BMC Software, and Stone & Webster Engineering. Merle and Don were members of Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Recently she became a Sugar Land Skeeters fan and hardly ever missed a game. She was an amazing wife and mother who loved to travel, garden, read, and sew. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family. Merle was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Lura and Wade Reeves; her father, Olen Sechrist; and her mother-in-law and father-in law, Elmer & Grace Smithers. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Don Smithers of Sugar Land, TX; her children, Nancy (Kevin) Draper of Katy, TX, Donna (Kevin)
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Book clubs at Sugar Land Branch community garage sale November 16 Library to discuss “The Dog Stars” Share your love of reading with other book lovers at one of the book clubs that meet monthly at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge. In November, both book clubs will discuss the 2013 “Gulf Coast Reads” selection, The Dog Stars, written by Peter Heller. New members are always welcome. Members of the Sugar Land Book Break will meet on Thursday, November
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RIVERSTONE - Build your own dream home with long time highly regarded custom builder Sterling Classic Homes on this beautiful luxury homesite on 75 acre lake in Sugar Land. Plans currently under development for custom home 7500 sq ft. And above. Features to include spectacular view, 4 car garage, room for a pool, etc..Majestic point is a gated community in Riverstone and excellent Fort Bend Schools. $485,000 CALL DEBBIE AT 281-782-2102 (18HS)
What a BEAUTY,and so well maintained! Updated,and located at the end of a private cul-de-sac! Beautiful hardwood floors downstairs! Kitchen with replaced appliances and tile opens to family room with corner fireplace! Fresh interior paint,as well as replaced carpet upstairs! Remodelled master bath with large bedrooms! Hardware throughout replaced as well! Large utility room, walk-in closets,impressive landscaping,and large oak tree in front. What more could you want? $182,500 (827BU)
Barely lived in Cinco Beauty! Large corner lot,3 car garage, across from park! Beautiful handscraped hardwood floors,along with tile.5 bedroom, with two down, including a study, gameroom, plus a media room!Spacious kitchen has breakfast bar that opens to two story living area!Beautiful granite and cabinets! Striking iron staircase! Stone fireplace! Large covered patio with great oversized backyard, plenty of room for that pool!Prime lot and location! Hurry, this one won’t last! $384,900 (10002SP)
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What a cutie! Updated and ready to go! Granite countertops including baths! Lam. Wood flooring and tile throughout. Spacious living area with high ceilings! Large eat in kitchen. Bedrooms are very spacious as well,with remodelled baths!. Nice fireplace in living area,wood blinds throughout. Covered patio and large backyard! Fence partially replaced. A/C has been replaced as well. Walk to pool and elementary school! Fabulous,sought after First Colony with all the choice schools! This one is ready to go! $149,900 (3411SH)
Impressive one story on large corner lot of culdesac street! 4 bedroom, with 2 full baths and 2 half baths! 3 car garage,plus room for workshop! Unbelievable storage,includes cedar closet! Vaulted ceiling in large den with wood floors and beautiful fireplace! New ceramic tile,as well as carpet and interior paint! Great covered patio across rear of home,plus large,beautiful backyard! Roof and A/C previously replaced! Walk to golf at new City Center! SPACIOUS ONE STORY IN QUAIL VALLEY EL DORADO SECTION! $194,900 (2903SK)
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Spectacular Trendmaker 1 story,3 car garage,circular drive, HUGE corner lot! Fabulous plan includes impressive entry, 3 full baths,beautiful formal dining,5th bedroom or study,large master suite,plantation shutters and wonderful island kitchen! Open plan,great for entertaining! Slate floors! Unbelievable yard! 24 x 30 extended patio,lush landscaping includes ponds and beautiful trees! Plenty of room for that pool! Exclusive section surrounded by larger homes! Walk to golf course! Hard to find one like this!. $394,900 (9514TA)
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Community-wide festival ushers fall weather & festive time for a good cause This past Saturday as the cool crisp Fort Bend breeze of this year’s autumn weather surrounded First United Methodist Church, it hosted the 19th annual community-wide fall festival in Missouri City complete with a silent auction.
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items that included handmade treasures, beautifully crafted wreaths, fashions and accessories, lots of them! Popular on the scene, probably the only fashion accessory that men know more about than women, was the baseball cap. For women, it’s what’s in vogue now…the ones with a bit of fanciful flair, like a broach and fabric creative touches on one side of the cap’s crown next to where the bill Supporters of the fall festival fundraiser this weekend enjoy lunch in the meets it, enhancing a “tres chic” Tea Room. look. Someone at the festival asked, “can you wear one with gratification. Hattie’s favorite for festival was a Tea Room where a dress?” The answer is yes and 2003 is Cranberry Orange Bread, lunch was served. It turned it’s probably the accessory that which will become a part of the out to be a pleasant way to continues to set a woman apart recipe collection that has been take a breather among such unless she’s at the Mad Hatter’s in the making for almost two good company about the joys luncheon or another hat function. decades. Do you want to know of the Thanksgiving season. Children activities, outdoor who Hattie is? Just ask around. There were about 100 vendors games on the beautiful day, and There in the middle of the at the annual fundraiser with the food court were all plentiful
delights on the premises of the free admission event. A principal festival organizer Cher Binks, called attention to the upcoming Walk to Bethlehem set for mid-December. Both she and husband, Kent, strolled leisurely on the newly created trail to Bethlehem set in natural surroundings and stopping at points that will feature a live and segmented reenactment of a biblical story, Mary’s and Joseph’s trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem. It all sounds so exciting as plans continue to be finalized for the walk ending at what is called Bethlehem Square, where foods and activities of the times will be part of an educational finish of the undertaking. Look for more to come on that. Ahhhhh, isn’t this such a great season!
Texana “Tinsel & Treasures” art show and marketplace set for Friday, November 22 Texana Center presents the 1ST Annual Texana Tinsel & Treasurers Art Show and Marketplace on Friday, November 22, from 4 to 9 PM at Legacy Ford Showroom in Rosenberg. The event will benefit Texana Center, an organization
that provides Behavioral Healthcare and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services including autism to more than 10,000 people each year. The event will be open to the community; so if you are looking for that special Holiday gift,
Tinsel & Treasures Art Show and Marketplace is the place to be - not only will you find unique items to buy, you will also be helping a very worthy organization. Local artists are also invited to participate in selling their artwork and crafts at the event. Booths
will be provided at no cost to the artists. Texana Tinsel & Treasures Art Show & Marketplace is planning for an attendance of over 350 people. Texana’s Learning Centers will be at the event selling treasurers such as; jewelry, bird houses, wind-chimes, dog
beds, wreaths, Holiday cards, ornaments and much, much more… If you prefer artwork for your walls, the Texana artists will have samples available for commissioned work. There will be something for everyone and you will be shopping for a great
cause. What better way to get in the Holiday Spirit of Giving! If you are interested in participating as a vendor in the Texana Tinsel & Treasures Art Show and Marketplace please contact: Eloise Lucas at elucas@ legacyfordtx.com or 281.342.5611.
Discover what the birds already know… Cross Creek Ranch is an oasis of natural beauty offering endless opportunities for living. You can spend the day relaxing or daydreaming, or enjoy world class amenities, parks, and miles and miles of hike and bike trails— a veritable playground for family fun, even for Fido. Homes for every lifestyle on Texas sized homesites. Every day is a new day at Cross Creek Ranch and nature is always nearby.
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Deputy Constable pulls teen from Brazos River he found himself on the north side of the Jodie Stavinoha Bridge over the Brazos River. As reported, he could hear screams for help as a father was calling to his son. According to officials, the 17 year old was suicidal and had jumped from the bridge however he miscalculated and ended up plunging into the water covering deep mud, about 5 feet or deeper, along
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The despondent teen who jumped from the Jodie Stavinoha Bridge over the Brazos was pulled to safety by a Deputy Constable last Thursday night shortly before 11 pm. Precinct 4 Deputy Constable Joseph Villarreal responded to calls for help at 16302 Texas 99 (Grand Parkway). When Villarreal arrived on the scene
the edge of the rain swollen river, said Precinct 4 Constable Lieutenant Ruben Valencia. Lt. Valencia said as deputy Villarreal was making his way down the embankment to try and get the teen when he slipped and fell causing ligament damage to his wrist. Undaunted and determined, Villarreal stayed his course and with the assistance of Sheriff’s Deputy Green and an unidentified State Trooper’s help, they formed what the Lieutenant described as a “human chain” so they could reach the teen and help him “army crawl” out of the water and muck to
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A pack of looting teenagers was on the prowl last Friday in Sugar Land Town Square. According to police, on Friday November 8, about 1:43 p.m. Sugar Land patrol officers responded to a robbery near Town Square. Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph said two 14 year old boys told officers that a group of about 15 teens demanded their shoes and phones near Jupiter and again at Smashburger but they refused to give up their property. “Later as the two boys were walking across the street toward Town Square, the larger group of teens
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called them over to City Hall, surrounded them and demanded that the two boys empty their pockets,” said Adolph. Surrounded by the larger group, the two gave up their cash, phones and other items then ran away. In the ensuing investigation Sugar Land Police located and detained three teens matching the suspects’ descriptions at AMC Theater, they were identified as part of the robbery group and taken into custody, said Adolph. The three juveniles were detained and taken to the Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center. They are facing charges of robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity. This case remains under investigation.
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NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OF ADDITIONAL OUT-OF-DISTRICT MEETING PLACE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SIENNA PLANTATION MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 10 To the residents and taxpayers of Sienna Plantation Municipal Utility District No. 10 (the “District”), and to all the persons interested in the meetings of the Board of Directors of such District: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the District, at a meeting held November 7, 2012, established an additional meeting place outside the boundaries of the District at 2323 Town Center Dr., Sugar Land, TX 77478. Said meeting place is hereby declared to be a public place and open to the public. All residents and taxpayers of the District and all other interested persons are hereby invited to attend any meetings of the Board of Directors at such location and other locations previously established by the Board of Directors as meeting places of the District. /s/ Mary Berna Secretary, Board of Directors
NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OF ADDITIONAL OUT-OF-DISTRICT MEETING PLACE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SIENNA PLANTATION MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 12 To the residents and taxpayers of Sienna Plantation Municipal Utility District No. 12 (the “District”), and to all the persons interested in the meetings of the Board of Directors of such District: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the District, at a meeting held November 7, 2013, established an additional meeting place outside the boundaries of the District at 2323 Town Center Dr., Sugar Land, Texas 77478. Said meeting place is hereby declared to be a public place and open to the public. All residents and taxpayers of the District and all other interested persons are hereby invited to attend any meetings of the Board of Directors at such location and other locations previously established by the Board of Directors as meeting places of the District. /s/ Gay Thompson Secretary, Board of Directors
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"Shop til You Drop" set for November 21
Vogt's host rehearsal dinner at Minute Maid Park
Join them for “Shop ‘Til You Drop” hosted by St. Laurence Ladies Guild! This annual shopping fair is happening on Thursday, November 21 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the St. Laurence Parish Hall, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land. Visit their web site to see the list of local vendors that will be participating in this event at www.stlaurence.org/index. cfm?load=page&page=230. Bring a friend and start your Holiday shopping early!
Longtime Quail Valley residents Gary and Lee Vogt hosted a rehearsal dinner for their son Stuart and his bride-elect Erin McCavitt in the Diamond Club at Minute Maid Park. The beaming couple is pictured here on the field with Stuart's grandmother, Vennis Vogt, 95 years young!
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Become a Fort Bend ISD Mentor Fort Bend ISD is recruiting volunteer mentors to meet with students from all grade levels for 30 minutes to one hour each week. Interested individuals who have a desire to help students be successful are invited to attend a one hour training session on November 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Board Room at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information, call 281-634-1112. Texas Instruments Houston Alumni Assoc. All current and former TI employees are welcome for their monthly lunch and business meeting on November 13,11 a.m., America Buffet, 12815 Southwest Freeway, Stafford. Learn about upcoming social events and day trips. For more info: www.tihaa.org or (832) 551-8025; e-mail: email@example.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Networks Nites Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce to host “Club Edition” Thursday, November 14, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Sugar Creek Country Club, Sugar Land. For more information call 281-4910218 ask for Jan-Michael Jenkins. Fort Bend AAUW Fort Bend American Association of University Women will meet Thurs. Nov.14, 7:00pm,Texas Land and Cattle Steak House, in the Fountains, 12710 S.W. Freeway, Stafford. Intro to exotic fruits and vegetables available at local specialty markets, will be the topic.Public is invited to attend the meeting. For reservation and membership info. please visit www. fortbendaauw.net Texas Business Women of Rosenberg meets Guest speaker, Mark Struczewski for a special presentation – “A Succes For Life: What It Is And How You Can Live It”, Thursday, November 14, Kelly’s Country Cookin, 11555 W. Airport Stafford. Networking 6:30, Dinner/Meeting 7pm. Please RSVP to Marilyn Currie currie.marilyn@ gmail.com or 281-495-4671.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Holidays in the Plaza Bring your friends and family to the Plaza, 7-9 p.m. to enjoy holiday entertainment and festivities. Honoring American Heroes Gala Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the SW59 Sunrise Rotary, Sugar Land are holding a Heroes Gala Friday, November 15, Safari Texas, Richmond. Honoree guest and guest speaker is Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot. For more information call David Lavine at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce 281-491-0800. Leadership Luncheon Series Missouri City presents this luncheon Friday, November 15, 2 p.m.-3 p.m., Houston TranStar, 6922 Katy Rd. Houston. Guest speaker Dinah
Massle, public information officer, Houston TranStar. For more info firstname.lastname@example.org SW 59 Sunrise Rotary 3rd Annual Gala The SW 59 Sunrise Rotary Club will hold its 3rd Annual Gala on Friday, November 15. Proceeds will go to area veterans, first responders, Jr. ROTC and non-profits. The event’s guest speaker is Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. For tickets, visit honoramericanheroes.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Movie Under the Moon Bring your friends, family and lawn chairs to the Plaza and enjoy a free Movie Under the Moon, Sat. ,Nov.16, 7-9 p.m. Kempner ProGrad Market Day Market Day will be held at Kempner HS, 14777 Voss Rd., Sugar Land, 9am-5pm. Take care of your holiday shopping. Arts, crafts, gifts, food, jewelry & more! For booth rental call Lindsay @ 832-434-0122 or Tammie @ 281-923-9655. Benefits Kempner 2014 ProGrad.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18
2013 Gray Ghost golf tournament Weimaraner Rescue of Texas to host this tournament Monday, November 18, Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Sugar Creek Blvd., Sugar Land, 10 a.m. registration, noon shot gun start. $125 per person, includes golf/ green fees, unlimited range balls, lunch, dinner, door prizes, & golfer gift bag. Register at www.weimerscuetexas.org. Guardianship & alternatives session Brazos Bend Guardianship Services is hosting a Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship Information Session, Monday, November 18, University Branch Library,14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land,. in Meeting Room 6:30pm-8:30pm. Why: The Information Session is designed for families who need information on obtaining legal guardianship of an incapacitated loved one. Alternatives to guardianship will also be discussed. An attorney will be present to answer any legal questions related to guardianship and alternatives to guardianship. RSVP Kirk Monroe at 281-232-7701 or by e-mail: email@example.com or on our website at www.brazosbendguardianship. org. Monday, November 18 Brightwater Garden Club to meet The Brightwater Garden Club will have its November meeting at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 18, Brightwater Clubhouse, 2410 Brightwater Drive, Missouri City. Nora Anne Sim, owner of Nora Anne’s Flower Shoppe, will share her expertise on how to make our homes sparkle for the holidays. For more information, call Betty at 281-261-5913 or Diane Giltner at 281-499-0695. Brightwater Garden Club to meet The Brightwater Garden Club will have its November meeting at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 18, Brightwater Clubhouse, 2410 Brightwater Drive, Missouri City. Nora Anne Sim, owner of Nora Anne’s Flower Shoppe, will share her expertise on how to make our homes sparkle for the holidays. For more information, call Betty at 281-261-5913 or Diane Giltner at 281-499-0695.
Land, 7-9 pm. For more information email: Faithandfreedomtexas@ gmail.com. Lambda Sigma to meet The Lambda Sigma Chapter of DKG meeting will be Tuesday, November 19, Sugar Land Museum of Science,13016 University in Classroom # 1. Social will be from 4 p.m., program and meeting 4:30-5:40 p.m. Arrive early to “freely” tour the museum. Faith & Freedom Coalition meets The Faith & Freedom Coalition of Fort Bend welcomes Anita MonCrief on Tuesday, November 19, Sugar Creek Baptist Church Chapel, 13213 SW Freeway, Sugar Land, 7 pm to 9 pm. MonCrief is the founder of Boots of Liberty Task Force (BOLT) and Editor-in-Chief of Emerging Corruption. For more information, contact faithandfreedomtexas@ gmail.com. FB Historical Commission quarterly meeting The Fort Bend County Historical Commission quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m., Gus George Law Enforcement Academy building, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond. Program topic: use of the Internet for storage and retrieval of the Commission’s historical records collection. The event is free and open to the public.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
AARP Chapter 4075 meeting Sugar Land AARP Chapter 4075 will meet Wed., Nov. 20, 1 p.m.,T E Harman Center, 234 Matlage Way. Program will include discussion of aging or immunizations. For more info call 281-494-2600.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Prairie Heritage Festival Hosted by the Coastal Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists, this educational, and family-oriented event will be held Thursday, November 21, Seabourne Creek Park, Hwy. 36 S, Rosenberg, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants can also learn what they can do to preserve, restore, and recreate native habitats. This annual event is free and open to the public. “Garden Insects – Getting to Know What Bugs You” Learn to recognize the most common insects encountered in your gardens, and distinguish between beneficial insects and pests. The format will involve exhibits that will be set up in the meeting room by 6:30 p.m., staffed by Entomology Group members. The public is invited to come at 6:30 p.m. and browse the exhibits before the program from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to this free program at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road in Rosenberg. For more information call 281.633.7033 or visit www.fbmg.com “Shop Till You Drop” “Shop Till You Drop” held by St. Laurence Ladies Guild will be held Thursday, November 21, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., St. Laurence Parish Hall, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land. Bring a friend and start your holiday shopping!
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Faith and Freedom monthly meeting True the Vote will be their guest speaker at their meeting November 19, Sugarcreek Baptist Church Chapel 13333 Southwest Freeway, Sugar
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