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omg Inside Fort Bend This man's feet on Black Friday have had it!

Black Friday reports in Fort Bend stores with early Thanksgiving openings were all about good traffic, meaning foot traffic for those great buys, and for this man in his car at a WalMart parking lot in Sugar Land last Friday afternoon, his feet seemed


to have said it all. He had enough, maybe turkey, shopping or something else, so he opted for the snoozer with his size 11 feet practically speaking to passersby. Reports of sales on Friday tell of fiber glass, 6’ ladders going for $15, potted poinsettias for $1 each, those five cars each selling for a $1 for those lucky ones drawing winning tickets for the low cost purchase…what good selling gimmicks, and they seemed to have worked out for the best. Hope the exhausted man got soaked that day…in a good way as far as his feet were concerned.

Christmas Worship

God’s Plan for Peace Join us at Heritage Baptist Church for our Christmas Celebration SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 10:45 AM

“A promised Savior enters the world to change our hearts and bring us JOY!” 2223 FM 1092 • Missouri City, Texas 77459 • 281-403-4994 •


THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT:  The Quail Valley Garden Club donated the flowers, trees, and rocks that have recently been planted in front of the City Centre.  AND more projects are to come in the future !!! WHAT'S HAPPENING?  There was standing water

In tumultuous times, it’s comforting to know God is in control. His plan for the redemption of man was set before man existed. Almighty God sent His Son to earth 2,000 years ago to be born as a baby, live a perfect life and be crucified as the sacrifice for our sins. Please join them at Heritage Baptist Church in Missouri City this Christmas season as they celebrate “God’s Plan for Peace.” The festivities begin Dec. 15 with the sanctuary choir’s annual Christmas presentation during the 10:45 a.m. service. Bro. Dennis Bell, HBC’s music minister, has been working with the choir and soloists

Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elves are bringing their holiday magic to Sugar Land Town Square for the 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5-8 p.m. Main stage performances starting at 5 p.m. on the steps of City Hall will include a variety of acts from individuals to school groups, dancers and theatrical acts. In between performances, stroll with family and friends down City Walk Drive, and check out all the activity booths from local retailers and vendors. Climb inside a life-size snow globe and take a picture in a wintery wonderland. New this year is a Holiday Flipbook station where visitors

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for weeks preparing special Christmas music for this service. Come back later that day at 5 p.m. for the Family Christmas Dinner, full of Christian fellowship, great food and a special surprise for the children. Dr. Charles Murphy, their senior pastor, preaches his Christmas sermon the next Sunday morning, Dec. 22. The season’s activities conclude with their Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Children are invited to dress as nativity characters as they sing Christmas favorites and hear the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. They hope to see you at Heritage Baptist Church this December. Merry Christmas!

this issue to be resolved. AN ABANDONED BABY DUCK? Recently I received a call about a baby duck found alone near a street, far from the golf course lake.  FYI:  I contacted Missouri City Animal Control and they picked up the little duckling and moved it to a large popular "hang out for ducks" on the El Dorado golf course.  LOOKING FOR A WEEKLY FARMER'S MARKET?  Every Saturday in Sugar Land from 9 am to 1 pm

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on the El Dorado #16 Cart Path and it had a VERY unpleasant odor.  This was caused by a stopped up drain and it needed to be cleaned out.  The CITY Public Works Department has the equipment to do this.  The Golf Course does not.  Therefore they were on the "waiting list" for

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can create their own actionthemed memory books. There will also be games, karaoke and a chance to take pictures with Santa Claus! Printed photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus are being provided by Catch the Moment Photography. Drinks, meals and treats may be purchased from a variety of on-site food vendors. Also be sure to visit the KBRZ sports radio booth, this year’s media partner, to record a message for friends and family to be played during the holiday season. Finally, gather with family and friends around the City’s spectacular 40 foot Christmas tree in Town Square to help Santa and Mrs. Claus welcome in the holiday season with the annual lighting of the tree. The event is free and open to the public. A free shuttle service will run from Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd., to Sugar Land Town Square from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Parking will also be available in the Texas and Lone Star Garages located in Town Square. For more information, visit or call (281) 275-2885.

Pledge drive hopes to put an end to red light cameras The Houston Coalition Against Red Light Cameras is launching a pledge drive to put an end to the photo enforcement of traffic lights in Sugar Land. According to Michael W. Goodrum, City of Sugar Land Executive Director – Management Services, the Sugar Land Police Department has until January 3, 2014 to respond to the Traffic Safety Task Force recommendation regarding the red light camera enforcement program.  If the SLPD does not recommend that the program be terminated or that it be placed on the ballot for a public vote this group will commence legal action to overturn the city’s rejection of their petition of April 19.  That petition called for a public vote on the issue.  They are hereby accepting pledges to finance legal action to overturn the city’s unlawful act.  Our initial goal is to raise pledges of at least $5,000 for the commencement of legal action should the city council fail to act on these demands. The public is invited to fill out our online pledge form which can be located from our web site: www. The coalition hopes that Sugar Land will take note of this pledge drive and render it unnecessary.

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Local young lady competes for the miss teen Houston title

Kaitlyn Evans of Fresno was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Teen Houston pageant competition that will take place on Sunday December 8, 2013. Kaitlyn learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Houston area. Kaitlyn submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Houston Pageant Coordinator. Kaitlyn will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Kaitlyn will be competing in the Miss Teen division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages of 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, Kaitlyn will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s Houston judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition. If Kaitlyn were to win the title of Miss Teen Houston, she would represent Houston and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $30,000.00 in prizes and awards will be presented at

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the National Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando, Florida. Community businesses, organizations, and private individuals will assist Kaitlyn in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor to her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals, and financial support which will allow Kaitlyn to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s Houston Pageant. Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Kaitlyn may contact the Miss Teen Houston pageant coordinator, at 1-877-403-6678 for Kaitlyn Evans ACT #19271.

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