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evidence” of violations to the Election Code. In a 16-page document, the state commission outlined the offenses of Councilman Donald R. Smith. Smith, who serves District B, was appointed to his position in May 2010 and has subsequently been re-elected. His term expires next year. The complaint stems from the May 11, 2013, election where the state determined he did not meet the required timely filings on semi annual campaign finance reports for 2012 and 2013. Smith left blank spaces

that should have reported his outstanding loans and the amount of political contributions. He missed filing deadlines by as little as six days and by as many as 401 days, according to state records. Every candidate must file the campaign finance reports twice a year and must include the amount of political contributions exceeding $50, any outstanding loans, amount of political spending over $100 and a detailed description of that spending. The report must also show the full name, address and

date of the contributions. Smith did not disclose the dates for 12 contributions over $50 totaling $5,400. He also failed to disclose the amounts of two more contributions. Smith had multiple errors and omissions in his reports. For example, his original 30-day pre-election report for January 2013 showed no political contributions which likely drew suspicion. It was left blank. When challenged, he corrected it to show $20,750 in contributions. In another example, the complaint alleged that Smith

accepted three contributions totaling about $2,600 from three different corporations based on Smith’s report. After the complaint, Smith corrected the report and provided proof with a copy of the checks to show the contributions came from individuals. “After considering the nature, circumstances and consequences of the violations described and after considering the sanction necessary to deter future violations, the Commission

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U.S. Navy reenactors engage in a Civil War battle reenactment Nov. 19 during the annual Civil War Weekend at Liendo Plantation. Each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving, Liendo Plantation hosts one of the largest Civil War reenactments in Texas. This year thousands of people came out to watch hundreds of reenactors in period dress portray life during the war.

Stars are coming out at Smart Financial Centre If you build it, they will come – “they” being A-list celebrities and entertainers. The Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is still more than a month away from its grand opening and already the schedule for the first few months of 2017 is quickly filling. The Sugar Land arts and entertainment venue has been steadily announcing new shows to its star-studded lineup, including the recent additions of Tony Bennett, Sting and Billy Crystal. Smart Financial Centre will hold its grand opening in January with performances by Jerry Seinfeld on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., followed by a performance by Don Henley on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. The following are recent announcements made by the theater:

roles off the stage, including ABC’s “Pushing Daisies” as the quirky, down-on-love Olivia Snook and her reoccurring role as the loveable, has-been April Rhodes in FOX’s “Glee.”

take the stage at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. Chenoweth will lend her iconic voice to perform songs from throughout her career, including Broadway favorites and tracks from her newly released album, The Art of Elegance. Tickets for the performance are available now at Ticketmaster.com and SmartFinancialCentre.net. “Kristin Chenoweth is a dynamic performer, who captures the audience’s attention KRISTIN CHENOWETH both on screen and the stage,” Broadway sensation said Randy Bloom, general Kristin Chenoweth will manager of Smart Financial

Centre at Sugar Land. “Her strong voice and stage presence showcases the range of talent that we will continue to host at the venue.” Kristin Chenoweth is an Emmy and Tony awardwinning actress, whose career encompasses stage, television, film and voiceovers. Chenoweth has wowed audiences in numerous Broadway productions, including her memorable roles as Sally in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and Glinda the Good Witch in the 2004 mega hit “Wicked.” Her talent and charm has also landed her

STING Following the recent release of Sting’s highly anticipated rock/pop album 57th & 9th, Cherrytree Management and Live Nation has confirmed that Sting will take to the road in 2017 on a very special tour featuring concert dates in clubs, theatres and arenas throughout North America and Europe, including the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Feb. 23. On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting will be joined by a three-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar). Special guests include singer/songwriter Joe Sumner as well as San Antonio-based Tex Mex band, The Last Bandoleros.

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Air Force and since retiring as the southwestern divisional marketing director for Pitney Bowes, Smith has focused on community service, according to his biography on the Missouri City website. He recently resurrected the Texas Parkway Alliance. He serves on multiple committees including the livable community committee and the finance and services committee. By signing the commission document, Smith agreed to the statement he “neither admits nor denies the facts ... or the commissions finding and conclusions of law. He consents to the order and agreed resolution solely for the purpose of resolving this sworn complaint.”

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Smith did not return interview requests from the Fort Bend Star. The state commission can initiate a preliminary review of a matter by a vote of at least six of the eight commission members. Nearly all complaint matters begin with a sworn complaint filed by a member of the public who must either be a Texas resident or own real property in Texas. The matter was brought to their attention by Montgomery County resident Al Schlieske, who said he peruses state records out of boredom. “I got involved with the Tea Party a few years ago and friends of mine were doing these financial reports

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from all over the state. It became a hobby now, late night when I can’t sleep I to the Texas Ethics website and do a search. Then I can’t sleep,” he said. What concerns Schlieske is sloppy financial record keeping. “If a person can’t do their finances and they are responsible for millions of dollars and can’t report on time, something is wrong and they don’t care,” he said. Schlieske and a group of friends have been watching records for five years. He said political affiliation is unimportant. “Republicans, Democrats, it doesn’t matter to me,” he said. “But they are just counting on no one checking.”

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collecting unwrapped toys, and the Sugar Land Animal Services will sell plush animals to raise money for the shelter and help make the holidays brighter for all members of the community. The event is free and open to the public. A complimentary shuttle service will run from Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd., to Sugar Land Town Square from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Limited parking will also be available in the Texas and Lone Star garages located in Town Square. For more information about the event, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at 281-275-2885 or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov for a complete listing of events.

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the OPINION That awkward moment between a man and his leftover turkey We are quickly approaching that very awkward time of year. It’s that time when you look in your refrigerator, take a long, lingering look at the container of leftover turkey, and make the judgment call that we all dread making. That container has been sitting there for a week now. You’ve had your fill of turkey in its various incarnations and now you must decide if it is to become yet one more meal, dog food or garbage. It’s just one of the many important, life-changing decisions all of us face as we round Thanksgiving and make a beeline for Christmas. The decisions we make now will have longer lasting impacts than most of us realize. Everything from the gifts we give (or don’t give or forget to give) to the food we eat and the clothes we wear can shape people’s opinion of

us for years. For example, when my kids were little, their aunt and uncle went to great lengths to give them Christmas gifts that made a lot of loud, repetitive, obnoxious sounds. You have no idea how good it feels now to have boring teenagers while we get to return the favor with a healthy dose of karma. Actually, my wife Sandy does the lion’s share of the Christmas shopping and she is a lot more merciful than I am. She is usually the only one I shop for. I let her do the rest of the shopping because: A) she is a woman and that’s what women do, and B) I am a man and men don’t do shopping. When I do go Christmas shopping for Sandy, I get a budget and a list. From that point on I am an apex Christmas shopping predator. I find what I want, where I

procrastinate because we’re lazy. Not true! We procrastinate because we need more time to put more thought into it. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Getting back to the importance of making decisions this time of year, it really is true that what you wear impacts how people think of you. Are you a Santa hat person? Do you wear ugly sweaters? People remember those things. If you don’t think the clothes are important, trying going a day without them. (People really remember that!) What you eat is also very important. Every single calorie you consume between Halloween and New Years will stay with you for a very long time. I’m still pretty chummy with a piece of pumpkin pie I ate in 1983. There’s also that fruitcake from ’92 and the Great Mashed Potato and

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Gravy Flood of 2004. People will not only judge you based on how much of your annual indulgence is still with you a year later, but on how you indulge. If your indulging includes imbibing you may leave an indelible impression – indelible to everyone, that is, but you. I must confess to consuming Christmas confections at a rate that would make a pig proud. It’s a shameful time of my life also known as my first 50 years. I don’t eat like that anymore. I reformed my gluttonous ways a very long hour ago. Now when I select delectables during the holidays, I very carefully consider healthy choices, smaller portions and reducing how much I eat, how fast I eat it and when I eat it. I then boldly and confidently forget

my willpower and fill my plates with thirds of dessert. In all seriousness, this time of year can be challenging to those of us trying to lose weight but that’s because we make it harder than it needs to be. Just remember as you stare at those turkey leftovers that it is a really lean, healthy meat to eat. Your real battle is not with the container of turkey, it’s with the leftover pie in the container next to it. Do yourself a favor and chuck the pie and engage the turkey. Just go easy on the mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and (oh man, I’m hungry again). You can also do what works best for me. Raise up a couple teenage boys and leftovers become a problem you no longer have to worry about.

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H STARS, FROM PG 1 BILLY CRYSTAL Tony and Emmy Awardwinning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal will perform his new show Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Saturday, February 25 at 8 p.m. Coming off the heels of his recent critically-acclaimed Australian tour, Crystal promises a hilarious and intimate evening. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. and will be available at Ticketmaster.com and SmartFinancialCentre.net. The Spend The Night With Billy Crystal Tour is being presented by Larry Magid Entertainment Group. “This show is unique. There’s stand up, and ‘sit down’ which gives me great freedom to tell stories, show film clips and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it,” said Crystal. “It’s loose, unpredictable and intimate. The most fun I’ve had on stage in a long time.” ELVIS LIVES The award-winning theatrical attraction Elvis Lives “The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event” will come to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Friday, March 3, at 8 p.m. Elvis Lives will kick off the 2017 touring season during the January 6-8, 2017 Elvis birthday celebration. The multi-media live musical is a co-production of On-Stage Touring’s Legends in Concert

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CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land will open its doors for a sneak preview of the state-of-the-art performing arts venue, featuring a special performance by Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. Tickets for the show can be purchased at TicketMaster. com.

Tony Bennett division and producing partner Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Tickets for the performances are available on TicketMaster. com and SmartFinancialCentre.net. Elvis Lives is a journey across Elvis’ life featuring winners and finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprise’s annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, each representing Elvis during different stages of his career. The tour marks the third time in the production’s sixyear history that all three Elvis tribute artists are top winners of the contest. Bill Cherry, Dean Z and Jay Dupuis from 2009, 2013 and 2014 have reunited as the featured touring cast of Elvis Lives during the initial leg of the 2017 tour. They will be joined by a live band, back-up singers and dancers, along with an AnnMargret tribute artist.

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my Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades, on Tuesday, March 14. Tickets for the performance are available at Ticketmaster. com and SmartFinancialCentre.net. With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes 19 Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture.

DIRTY DANCING Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land will host the Sugar Land premiere of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, the performing arts venue’s first theatrical performance. The staged production of the worldwide smash-hit film with live music will play Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land beginning on Friday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show can be purchased at TicketMaster.com.

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! America’s favorite dance show is going back on the road this winter with Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance, giving fans the opportunity to see the best dancers in the business perform live in Sugar Land. The all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen PREVIOUSLY on ABC’s hit show Dancing TONY BENNETT ANNOUNCED Smart Financial Centre Several other performances with the Stars, including sizat Sugar Land presents Tony have recently been announced zling group performances, romantic duets, contemporary Bennett, the 18-time Gram- by the theater: numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. Dancing with the Stars: Live! travels to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Saturday, Feb. 6. Tickets can be purchased at DWTStour.com, by calling 281-207-6278, or by visiting the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land box office. BASTILLE Bastille will kick off their “Wild, Wild World Tour” on March 24 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. The extensive run will take the Grammy-nominated U.K. band to arenas and theatres across the U.S. and Canada,

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Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. “We’ve always seen our overarching strength as ‘family caring for family’ and this recognition doesn’t happen without the commitment and dedication of every member of the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land family. I’m proud of our team and for the care we provide the residents of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County.” Since the healthcare category was introduced in 1999, only 21 healthcare organizations nationwide have been awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land becomes the first

Houston area hospital and the third in Texas to win the prestigious award. “This year’s honorees are trailblazers in innovation, small business, health care and sustainable textiles. Their visionary leadership is helping to power the economy and increase our ability to compete globally,” said Secretary Pritzker. “The Commerce Department proudly supports these four outstanding organizations for their unwavering commitment to performance excellence and their dedication to always reaching higher.”

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GENERAL NATURE OF THE PROPOSED SERVICES AND IMPROVEMENTS: The First Colony Management District (the “District”) was created to provide services and improvements in the First Colony area of the City of Sugar Land, Texas (“First Colony”), as authorized by Chapter 3804, Texas Special District Local Laws Code, and Chapter 375, Texas Local Government Code. The District proposes that assessments for services and improvements be levied over the thirty-year period as provided in the Thirty-Year Service Plan (“Service Plan”). Funds received from assessments will be used to provide services and improvements in the areas of Public Safety and District Operations.

ESTIMATED COST OF THE PROPOSED SERVICES AND IMPROVEMENTS: The cost of the services and improvements to be provided by the District is estimated to be $1,575,000.00 annually and $47,250,000.00 over the thirty-year life of the Service Plan.

PROPOSED METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: For the initial year of the Service Plan, the District proposes to levy an assessment against all non-exempt real property at the rate of $0.0851 per square foot of “Developed Land.” “Developed Land” means that platted land on which construction has been commenced or on which there is located a building, parking lot or similar structure. For purposes of calculating the square footage of “Developed Land,” the square footage of all land platted including all landscaping reserves, set-backs, etc. and all floors of any facility to which the District will provide services will be counted, but any portion of a platted tract that is vacant land and not used for vehicular or pedestrian traffic will be excluded. Each year after the initial year, the District’s Board of Directors will set the assessment rate, which may vary year to year. The annual assessment levied against a property may therefore also vary year to year, but no property may be assessed an amount in any year of the Service Plan that exceeds 110% of the previous year’s assessment against such property, unless the District holds a public hearing of which the owner of such property is notified. All property owners within the District and all other interested persons are hereby invited to appear in person, or by their attorney, and contend for or contest the assessment plans of the District, the proposed assessment roll of the District, and each proposed assessment, and offer testimony pertinent to any issue presented on the amount of the assessments, purpose of the assessments, special benefits of the assessments, and the penalties and interest on delinquent assessments. Oral or written objections to the District’s proposed assessment plans, assessment rolls and the levy of assessments as to any parcel in the District will be considered at the hearing. For more information, including information on the amount of your assessment, or to request a copy of the Service Plan, please call or write the First Colony Management District, c/o Jeanne H. McDonald P.C., 2277 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77479, or call Wende Lewis-Buckley, PCD Management Company LLC, at (281) 276-6000. /s/ Les Newton, Chairman First Colony Management District


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PRIORITY SCHOOLS During the board workshop, Dr. Mark Foust, FBISD Chief of Schools, explained that Fort Bend ISD has proactively identified 15 Priority Schools that are receiving additional support and resources based on student performance data from the current accountability system. Those schools are also at risk of receiving lower grades when preliminary letter grades are announced. There are 10 elementary

ognition for high quality and performance,” said Dr. Benjamin K. Chu, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System. “This recognition is a testament to the unwavering commitment of our employees and affiliated physicians; it’s extremely gratifying to see our Memorial Hermann Sugar Land team, and their keen focus on delivering exceptional end-to-end-patient care experiences, celebrated on the national stage.” The 2016 Baldrige Award

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SUPPORT FOR ALL CAMPUSES In the meantime, the district’s Department of Innovation and Continuous Improvement is working with principals to help them understand the new A-F system, even before the indicators that will be used to calculate the ratings are known. This is in addition to the department’s ongoing efforts to identify ways that all

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Nationally, more than 1,600 applications have been submitted since the program was established in 1987. To date, just 113 awards have been given in six sectors, education, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit, service and small business. “I am incredibly proud of the team at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land for achieving this national rec-

campuses by Dec. 1, 2016. School districts across the state will receive provisional grades in the new system in January 2017. These grades will be given to schools and the district, as if the system were already in place. The official start of the new accountability system will be the summer of 2018.

Priority Schools: Briargate, Ridgemont, Armstrong, Burton, Jones, Blue Ridge, Goodman, Lantern Lane, Mission West and Hunters Glen. There are five secondary Priority Schools: McAuliffe, Missouri City, and Lake Olympia Middle Schools, and Willowridge and Marshall high schools. “For the priority campuses, we have focused our attention on providing significant additional resources that are intended to specifically support and improve classroom instructional practices and ensure positive campus climate and culture to meet the needs of each student,” said Dr. Foust.

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how the letter grades will be calculated, approximately 55 percent of the campus and districts’ overall grade will be based on the first three domains, which board members noted are largely based on standardized tests. Trustee Jim Rice questioned the rationale for the new system, believing it may have an adverse effect. “This will help make sure that we teach to the test,” said Rice. “I find that very disheartening and disturbing because I think, especially FBISD, as we are the most diverse district in the state of Texas, to say one letter grade is going to explain the whole story behind one of our schools is ridiculous,” said board member Grayle James. “If our students are making progress year to year, I think that is a better measure of how well we’re doing.”

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SPORTS @FtBendAthletics: Marshall and Stafford to regional finals By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Two local high school football teams are continuing their march through the playoffs with big wins last Friday night. Marshall 28, A&M Consolidated 21 With a berth in the regional finals on the line and A&M Consolidated on the Marshall Buffalos’ 14-yard line with 9 seconds to go, the Buffalo defense knocked down two passes in the end zone to hold on to a 28-21 victory. A&M took possession on their own 28-yard line with 1:04 to go in the game needing seven points to tie. They quickly moved the ball to the Marshall 45-yard line where they faced a fourth-and-10 with 27 seconds to go. On the fourth down pass attempt, Marshall was called for pass interference and a personal foul penalty, giving A&M the ball at the 14-yard line. With 7 seconds to go, A&M had a receiver open in the end zone, but Marshall’s Geovonte Howard closed on the receiver and knocked the ball out of his hands. With 4 seconds left, A&M was called for a delay of game penalty, moving the ball back to the 19-yard line. On the final play, several Marshall defenders batted down a pass near the end zone to preserve their victory. A&M took a 14-0 lead as Robert Franklin scored on a 2-yard run with 7 minutes to go in the first quarter, and Cade Williams scored on an 11-yard keeper with 7:14 to go in the second quarter. Marshall made the halftime score 14-7 as Antonio Brooks scored on a 1-yard run with 2:02 to go in the half. After half-time, Marshall came out energized as wide receiver Korey King scored three touchdowns in the third quarter. King’s first was on a 10-yard run with 10:52 to go.

After A&M went three-andout, King returned their punt 81 yards to give Marshall their first lead. With 52 seconds to go in the third quarter, quarterback Jabari James found King for a 27-yard scoring pass and a 28-14 lead entering the fourth quarter. The Marshall defense kept A&M out of the end zone in the second half until Burl Carraway caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Williams to bring the Tigers within 7 points with 2:15 to go in the game. Jabari James recovered A&M’s onside kick, but the Buffalo’s, with A&M using up their time-outs, could not run out the clock, leaving the game in the hands of the Buffalo defense. A&M had 348 yards of total offense while holding Marshall to 266. A&M quarterback Cade Williams was 11-31 for 210 passing yards, and he rushed six times for 40 yards and a touchdown. Robert Franklin had 11 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown. Jabari James was 8-11 for 121 passing yards and one touchdown, and he rushed 13 times for 23 yards. “At halftime the coaches told me to be a leader, lead our team to victory,” James said. “Their defense kept changing their coverage, from man-to-man, to cover 2 and cover 4, but we just kept at it and got the job done.” “Jabari has done well, really well for us,” Marshall Coach James Williams said. Jerry Davis had 18 carries for 65 yards. “Jerry Davis really stepped up when Antonio Brooks got hurt during the season. With Brooks healthy, we really have two starters,” Williams said. Korey King had three touchdowns on a 10-yard run, an 81-yard punt return, and a 27-yard pass. “They were mostly playing man-to-man on me so we tried

some hitches and were successful,” King said. “When I caught the punt, I just saw a green light. I run track and all I saw was a wide-open path all the way to the end zone.” On defense, cornerbacks Jaelon Wilson, Brandon Brantley and Geovonte Howard each made big plays in the secondary to keep A&M out of the end zone in the second half. Up front Dylan Sanchez applied pressure to the quarterback, particularly in the last minute of the game. Place kicker William Hernandez was once again perfect on extra point conversions, going 4-4. “I just like to take it one kick at a time,” Hernandez said. “I just blank everything out and focus in on what is right in front of me.” Marshall (11-2) will play College Station (11-2) on Friday at Prairie View A&M University. “I am the type of coach that doesn’t look ahead. I just work on the game ahead of us. Once we made the playoffs, I knew we had a chance. I honestly knew we could go far. We had a very tough district and a great second-round opponent in Crosby, so we have been tested. The guys have played well throughout the season, “ Williams said. Stafford 37, Bridge City 28 James Brown scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to increase the Spartans’ lead to 31-14 and Stafford (9-4) held on to beat Bridge City 3728. They will meet Carthage in the Region III 4A championship game this weekend. The teams traded touchdowns in the first half, with Stafford scoring on Walter White’s 1-yard run, and Hezekiah Jones’ 32-yard touchdown pass from White. Kirvin Bonilla kicked a 26-yard field goal to give Stafford a 17-14 halftime lead. Brown then scored on an

80-yard pass from White and a 27-yard run. Kameron Hill finished the Spartans’ scoring with a 16-yard interception return. Walter White was 8-14 for 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and he rushed 14 times

for 73 yards and another touchdown. Cameron Montgomery had seven rushes for 100 yards and Brown rushed nine times for 52 yards. @FtBendAthletics Athlete of the Week

The Fort Bend Star Athlete of the Week is the Marshall football team, their coaches, families and fans. Marshall twice knocked down passes in their end zone with seconds to play to move on to the Region 3 5A Regional Finals.

Hey Kids! The Fort Bend Star Newspaper will deliver your letter to Santa…. And you could win a ticket package to the Fort

Bend Children’s Discovery Center and your parents will also win a restaurant gift certificate ! Submit your hand written letter, with your drawings and signature, as soon as possible to be entered into the drawing. Two lucky winners will be chosen each week from November 30th through December 21st. Please include your age, phone number and address on the back of your letter to Santa. Watch for your letter to be printed in the Fort Bend Star and then call us at 281-690-4200 to claim your prize package! (Winners will be chosen in a random drawing each week prior to publication of the Star)

Have your parents mail your letter to: Letters to Santa c/o The Fort Bend Star PO Box 2369, Stafford, TX 77497 ** Or they can drop it by the Star offices at: 3944 Bluebonnet Dr., Stafford TX 77477** **Entries must be received by 5pm Friday for the following Wednesday’s contest entry. Write your letter early for more changes to win! Only one prize package per child will be awarded.

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15590 Voss Road • Sugar Land • www.slcoc.org Sunday Worship Services: 7:00 am • 10 am • 5 pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun. 9 am & Wed. 7 pm Tuesday Seniors’ Bible Study: 10 am

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Ed Byrnes, Senior Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am • 6:00 pm Sunday Worship 10:45 am • 6:00 pm Wednesday: 7:00 pm Bible Study / AWANA “A Place To Call Home” - www.hbctx.org

THE FORT BEND CHURCH • 281-980-8322 1900 Eldridge Road • Sugar Land Byron C. Stevenson, Senior Pastor Wednesday Bible Studies: Adult • noon • All ages • 7:00pm Sunday School: 7:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Services: 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. www.thebend.org METHODIST CHURCH

CHRIST CHURCH SUGAR LAND • 281-980-6888 A United Methodist Community 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary Simple Service / Prayer & Communion: 8:15 am Contemporary: 9:30 am / Traditional: 10:55 am Sunday School for all ages available at 9:30 & 10:55 am. www.christchurchsl.org

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 8:00 am: Chapel Worship 9:15 am: Sunday School For All Ages 10:30 am: Open Skies Worship in the Fellowship Hall 10:30 am: Sanctuary Worship For more information, please visit www.fumcmc.org

SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 am Bible Study, all ages, @ 9:45 am www.sugarlandmethodist.org

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SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Sunday School 9:00 am Fellowship & Coffee 10:00 am Worship 10:30 am www.southminpres.org

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND • 281-240-3195 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Sunday Worship 8:30am • 11:00 am Sunday School for All Ages 9:30 am Pastor Bible Studies - Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. www.fpcsl.org LUTHERAN CHURCH

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS 281-242-7729 800 Brooks St., Sugar Land Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Worship (Nursery Available) 4:00 pm Spirit of Life Worship

Celebrate Everything that Centers You. There are countless ways to celebrate one’s spirit: music, reading, even a morning walk to take in the world’s wonders. We’re proud to offer a number of resident programs specifically designed to strengthen your belief and speak to your soul. Visit us and discover the difference firsthand.

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All-American Reid is a stalwart for the Stafford Spartans By Stafford MSD Communications Stafford High senior offensive/defensive lineman Eric Reid knows what it means to play a complete game of football. Reid, who has played varsity football since his freshman year, is a two-way starter for the Spartans – a rarity in Class 4A football. “Eric is going to be a good college football player for somebody – he is very athletic,” Stafford head football coach Ron Counter said. Reid and the Spartans (94) will face Carthage (11-2) in the UIL Class 4A Division regional championship game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin. Pre-sale tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. All tickets at the gate are $10. The Spartans have advanced to the regional finals (fourth round) – a programbest.

The 6-foot-1, 265-pound senior returned a fumble for a touchdown in a 54-0 first round playoff victory over Houston Worthing on Nov. 11. Reid said the Spartans’ 27 seniors have been a close-knit group since their freshman year. “We know when to joke, and when we have to take care of business,” Reid said. “We work hard in drills and in practices to prepare for games.” Reid is one of two AllAmericans on the Stafford roster, along with senior wide receiver Hezekiah Jones. The lineman was selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Game on

Thursday, Dec. 22, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington – the home field of the Dallas Cowboys. Reid is very excited to play in the All-American Game, but he’d like to play at AT&T Stadium, with his Stafford teammates. If that happens, it would mean the Spartans would have qualified for the 4A-I State Championship Game, at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. Although he plays offense and defense, Reid prefers defense and hopes to play on the defensive side of the ball in college. Northwest Oklahoma State, an NCAA Division II school, has extended an offer to Reid. He’s also interested in

Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin, both Football Championship Series schools. Academics will be Reid’s top priority in college. He credits his educational experience at Stafford MSD with preparing him for college. “The challenging academics makes you want to step up to a higher level,” said Reid, who plans to pursue a business degree. Reid took Business courses at the state-of-the-art Stafford College & Career Center, which gives students the opportunity to take courses in a wide variety of disciplines to prepare them for college and/ or a career.

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Editor’s note: Fort Bend Community Calendar are for non-profit events. Deadline is 12 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s”: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. e-mail to StarNews@FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 4655 Techniplex Dr., Suite 300, Stafford, Texas 77477. TUESDAY, NOV. 30 SONS OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION DINNER

The Sons of American Revolution Alexander Hodge Chapter will hold a dinner at the Sweetwater Country Club at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Meinecke at tmeinecketom@aol.com or call 281-980-1129.

THURSDAY DEC. 1 FREE LEGAL INFO RESOURCES Demonstrations of the informational legal resources that are available at Fort Bend County Law Library will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, in 15-minute increments, or by appointment. Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required, and opens two weeks prior to each class date. To register, call 281-341-3718. Located in the Fort Bend County Justice Center at 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Room 30298, in Richmond.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3 A COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS A Community Christmas will be held at the Fort Bend Church, 1900 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, 10 a.m. to noon. Performances from local schools and groups.

SIENNA FROST FEST Sienna Frost Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. About 50,000 pounds of snow will be at the Village of Sawmill Lake, 9815 Cameron Way, for sledding, snow angels and snow ball fights. The event is free and open to the public. Also featured is “Snowzilla Jr.,” a giant inflatable that is the only taboggan slide in the United States; ice skating rink, face painters, ornament making and holiday music. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet guests. Food trucks will be on hand. Guests can park their cars and take the shuttle from Ridge Point High School, 500 Waters Lake Boulevard. Visit www.siennaplantation.com for more information.

MIRACLE ON MORTON STREET Celebrating its 14th year, Miracle on Morton Street is a free community event offering something for every member of the family, from Kidz Zone to an 1839 historic sanctuary. Food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, a pet costume contest, and live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Children can write and mail letters to Santa; and Santa Claus himself will be there.


A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS

FORT BEND-ERTAINMENT FRIDAY, DEC. 9-11 BALLET FORTE (NUTCRACKER), STAFFORD CENTRE FRIDAY, DEC. 16 TRACY BYRD, REDNECK COUNTRY CLUB WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18 CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE THURSDAY, DEC. 29 DWIGHT YOAKAM, ARENA THEATRE SATURDAY, JAN. 14 JERRY SEINFELD, SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE SUNDAY, JAN. 15 DON HENLEY, SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE FRIDAY, JAN. 27 REBA MCENTIRE, SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Road, from 12:30-2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.

THURSDAY, DEC. 8 INTRO TO SOCIAL MEDIA University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus, will offer Introduction to Twitter at 2 pm, in the Computer Lab. Learn how to set up a Twitter account, search for and communicate with other people, and post tweets. Introduction to Pinterest will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. in the Computer Lab. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Registration will open two weeks before each class. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program, or call 281-633-5100.

HOLIDAY ORIGAMI DEMO

A Holly Jolly Christmas will be held in Downtown Fulshear at 5:30 p.m. Ice skating, Santa, live music, The Frozen Sisters, a live nativity, along with a children’s area, vendor booths, and a walking parade. Live music by Thrive Church and White Stone band. For more information, contact Amy Norvell at anorvell@fulshearareachamber.com or call 832-600-3221.

University Branch Library will hold a holiday origami demonstration at 7 p.m., in Meeting Room 2, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100, or 281-633-4734.

HOLIDAY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center is a drop off site for the Share Your Holiday Food Drive 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drive is an initiative of the Houston Food Bank and ABC Channel 13. All of the food items collected will be donated to pantries in Fort Bend County.

The Holiday Children’s Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Bend Rainbow Room in Sugar Land Plaza, 2711 Plaza Drive. Come for a day full of fun holiday activities for children of all ages, sponsored by Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Toy donations will be taken for Fort Bend Rainbow Room’s Christmas Project.

GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, has free activities in December: Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. – Make Your Own Holiday Ornaments; Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. – Austin Elementary School Choir; Saturday, Dec. 10, Winter Fest, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. – George Memorial Carolers. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.

BARGAIN BOOK SALE A bargain book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Colony Library (2121 Austin Parkway). Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/youth books, nonfiction at bargain prices. Proceeds from the sale benefit the library and its programs.

ZUMBA FOR KIDS DEMO A Zumba for kids demo will be held at Sugar Land Branch Library 2 p.m., in the Meeting Room, located at 550 Eldridge. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281633-4734.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 10 WINTER FEST Winter Fest will be held 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Sienna Branch library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City. A holiday open-house family event, live entertainment for the children, a hot-cocoa bar, and a holiday photo booth. No reservations required. For more information, call 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.

CUB SCOUT COAT AND BLANKET DRIVE Pack 1003 is collecting coats and blankets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Teal Run club house, 4702 Teal Bend Blvd., Fresno. Give gently used coats, blankets, and other winter clothing some new life by donating them to kids and families in need.

YOUTH CHINESE ORCHESTRA The Youth Chinese Orchestra will perform “Asian Melody” at 2 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the University Branch Library, at 14010 University Blvd. in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100, or 281-633-4734.

TUESDAY, DEC. 13 TABLETOP TUESDAY

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP A holiday ornaments workshop will be held 1-3 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room at Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City. Recycle old books and give them a new purpose. Children under the age of 15 should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The program is free and open to the public; reservations are required. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program, or call 281-238-2952.

Tabletop Tuesday will be held at Sugar Land Branch Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library at 550 Eldridge. Adults and teens over 16, who enjoy the challenge, excitement and competition of playing tabletop games are invited. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-2382140 or 281-633-4734.

MONDAY, DEC. 5 HEALTHY HOLIDAY HABITS

Local talent, Sherry Woodruff will entertain at the Loving Friends Dinner at Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Cost is $24. Reservations are required by calling 281-208-3124.

A Healthy Holiday Habits program will be held at Sugar Land

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Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will celebrate Las Posadas, 2-4 p.m., in the library’s Meeting Room. Las Posadas is a Mexican festival during the nine days leading up to Christmas. Commemorating the journey made by Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Children will learn how to make mini piñatas. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2100.

SUNDAY, DEC. 18 SIENNA FARMERS MARKET Sienna Farmers Market will be held 1-5 p.m., at the train depot parking lot near the amphitheater, 9600 Scanlan Trace, with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, food items, artisanal gift items and more. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.siennaplantation.com.

ONGOING HOMEWORK TUTORING Brainfuse HelpNow tutoring program enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades kindergarten through 12, free of charge. The Internet-based service that provides on-demand homework help, seven days a week, from 3 to 11 p.m. Certified tutors are experienced in math, science, social studies, and English/language arts. If live, real-time assistance is not needed, students may also submit questions any time of the day or night, and emailed responses will arrive within 24 hours. For more information, call 281-633-4734.

TWO-STEP SWINGOUT DANCE LESSONS Two-step Swingout dance lessons are held every Tuesday and Thursday at Quail Valley Bistro, 2601 Cartwright Road Suite E, Missouri City. Contact Debra Dowell, 713-336-3984 or Leroy Dowell, 832-715-2847.

SPRING CLEAN UP Every Saturday to help revitalize the community in North Rosenberg. If you or your group would like to join, please email: Barry@attackpoverty.org or christina@attackpoverty.org.

NAMI FORT BEND LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH Chinese Family Support Group to support all Chinese speaking families with a family member living with mental illness. 6:30-8:30 PM. Call NAMI 281-494-5193 or Chinese line 832-273-3117.

BOOK OF MORMON STUDY GROUP Free study sessions focusing on the sermons and teachings of the Book of Mormon prophets - King Benjamin, Nephi, Alma, and Jacob about the Savior Jesus Christ begins at 7:00 PM on Tuesday nights at 14555 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Call (713) 371-8979 for more information. See www.mormon.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD TAX CENTERS FREE INCOME TAX PREP EVENT Neighborhood Centers in partnership with United Way Fort Bend offers free income tax preparation to families and individuals earning up to $58,000 per year. IRS certified preparers available every Mon, Tues and Thurs 10am-7pm and Sat 9am-2pm at new United Way Fort Bend Center 12300 Parc Crest Drive in Stafford. Walk ins welcome. No appointment necessary. For more info call 281-207-2300 or 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE.

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP A free basic genealogy workshop every Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the LDS Church, 14555 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Some computers available but preferable that you bring a laptop. Seating is limited call (281) 794-6284 for reservations.

FREE FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) welcomes low-income residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions. Veterans who are low-income residents of Fort Bend County are especially invited to attend. Please bring to the workshop any prior court orders or documents that you have prepared. Call 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@FortBendLawyersCARE.org. The workshop will be held 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, in the Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, Texas 77469.

JAM WITH SAM Sam Grice of Sugar Land Texas hosts a Bluegrass Jam group every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Texas. It is a casual and fun gathering open to anyone wanting to join in and as well as those wanting to listen and have a good time . Acoustic instruments only please. Please come prepared to share and play. Of course there is no charge.

AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUP Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Dorothy 281-416-3711.

SUGAR LAND HERITAGE MUSEUM Open every Saturday, 9am -1pm. Drop by for a visit. 198 Kempner Street. The Old Imperial Sugar Refinery. Browse around to take a look at the documents, maps, old photos. Check out our gift shop and iconic collectible ornaments. This email has been sent from a virusfree computer protected by Avast. www.avast.com.

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