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FEATURE STORY

Fort Bend actors will embrace the history of the deaf culture and the beauty of American Sign Language in the “Taste of Sunrise,” which opens Nov. 14. On the cover, from left Jessica Crocker and Sarah Stubbs.

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How Thanksgiving can look this year, plus an easy recipe to try.

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In & Around Fulshear Remembering a true Fulshear icon’

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ormer Fulshear Mayor Viola Randle was remembered in September for her deep love of the community and the people who live there. She was 96 years old. Randle, who was raised by sharecropper parents and picked cotton when she was a child, had the distinction of being Fulshear’s only black mayor. She served as mayor from 1993 to 1998 when the city’s population was about 600 people. Although retired from the city council, Randle never gave up her civic duty, continuing to serve the people in one form or another, said Fulshear Mayor Aaron Groff, who called Randle “a true Fulshear icon.” “She served as Mayor of Fulshear in the 90s and was active on many boards and commissions,” Groff posted on his Facebook page.“Even at 96 she was still serving on the Fulshear Historic Commission.” The City of Fulshear described Randle as a woman who“always had passion and commitment for her city.” “Many times you would see Ms. Randle at city festivities, police and fire events giving her full support. She never missed a ‘movie night’ and loved sitting on the grass with her family and friends watching movies with the community,” the city posted on its website. “Ms. Randle always attended city council meetings and loved being part of this city which she called home from the time she was born. Ms. Randle was a true hero of Fulshear and her beautiful smile will be greatly missed.” Residents across the county mourned her passing and shared their love of Randle on social media. “She was a big supporter of Fort Bend Seniors and Site Manager

supporting the program in Fulshear,” posted Manual Arroyos. When Lamar Consolidated ISD trustees were searching for names for new campuses, Randle’s name was included on the list. She also sang with the Greater Zachery Baptist Church Choir and participated in Founder’s Day events well into her 90s.

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Family Hope receives a proclamation of appreciation

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.S. Congressman Pete Olson, left, presents a proclamation of appreciation to Dr. Dale Olson, the executive director of Family Hope in Fulshear, a nonprofit dedicated to providing residents in north Fort Bend County with medical assistance, food, rent, utilities, job searches and disaster relief. Olson praised the work of the organization and its volunteers. “Thank you for your amazing work feeding and supporting our neighbors,” he said.“Keep up the great work.”

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Bunky also scans the obituary sections of the newspaper to see if any of those who have passed were veterans. If he knows their families, he might well pick up the phone and give them a call. “They’re usually surprised to hear from me, but they’re pleasantly surprised,” he said. He’s also donated his cases to fundraisers, such as the Badges & Boots silent auction. One went to the family of a Pasadena police officer killed in action. Working an hour or two each day, it will take him about a week to turn the roughhewn plank he is holding into a flag case. He has to cut into the correct-size pieces, nail the pieces together, sand them smooth, have the glass special ordered and installed, and cover the wood with a shiny finish. Besides flag cases, Bunky has also made display cases for a Texas Rangers association and a local Mason’s lodge, which wanted to display a historic banner. The banner, adorned with real gold thread, had been hanging on the Lodge wall for decades. Bunky’s finished display case stood 5-feet tall and allowed the banner to be viewed from both sides. “It had been hanging on their wall for so

James “Bunky” Ward of Richmond shows off one of 86 flag cases he has made for veterans and deceased military families over the past two decades. He makes them in his backyard shop in the Pecan Creek subdivision.

many years they didn’t even know there was an image on the opposite side,” he explained. Bunky has also made furniture for the home he shares with wife Janice. He’s made a console for the TV, a rolling countertop for their kitchen, and a cabinet for her sewing machine, picture frames, and other display cases. While Bunky is out in the woodshop, Janice can often be found indoors working on a quilt. One of their three sons is an artist and sculptor and earns a living as a graphic artist. Bunky readily admits woodworking isn’t his profession, but he gets great enjoyment out of it. He worked for a drug company for 20 years, doing everything from warehouse work to buying and selling pharmaceuticals to running its computer department. He left there for a better-paying job a DuPont. He retired from there on Jan. 1, 1999, and turned his attention to his woodworking, helping out at church, and other activities. Bunky has kept a list of all the display cases he’s made over the years. It has plenty of blank spaces after the last one to keep him busy for years to come.

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Fort Bend Veterans’ Festival History professor to discuss features live music, worship Native American heritage service and expresses gratitude r. Nicholas Cox, a professor of U.S. and Texas History at

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n March 13, a grassroots community effort — the Fort Bend Veterans Festival — will be held at Constellation Field in Sugar Land from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Founded by Phillip Andrews and David Doyle, and hosted this year by the Society of the Eucharist Foundation, the Fort Bend Veterans Festival is a Christian-based benefit that raises funds for historic veterans organizations in the region. It also helps various veterans organizations increase their membership. “Declining membership is a serious issue at this time, and we must find creative ways to help,” stated Fort Bend Veterans Festival on its official website. The cost to attend the family-friendly festival is $15. Net proceeds from the festival, which will be publicly disclosed, will be divided into three ways: funds distributed to local veteran organizations, funds retained for the following year festival, and funds for special veteran needs that arise during the year. The Fort Bend Veterans Festival will feature several events at Constellation Stadium including: a classic car show, barbecue, children activities, a chili cook-off, an Ecumenical Christian service, live music performances, and community leaders and public figures who will speak about faith and the veteran experience. For more information, visit fortbendveteransfestival.com.

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Houston Community College, will talk about how Native Americans influenced the expansion and cultures of Texas in an online program hosted by Fort Bend County Libraries on Nov. 17. Dr. Cox received his doctorate in U.S. History from the University of Houston. In addition to his work at Houston Community College, Dr. Cox has taught at the Bronx Academy of Letters in New York City, the University of Houston, and UH-Victoria. The virtual program,“Native Americans of Texas,” is being hosted by FBCL in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month.The program will be live-streamed through Zoom/WebEx at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Registration is required.A link to view the presentation online will be emailed to all participants who register.To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

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vendors, this year’s virtual marketplace will take the place of the in-person Sugar Plum Market – the annual fundraiser organized by FBJSL. Since its inception in 2001, this event has raised over $3.2 million. These funds directly benefit charitable organizations as well as scholarship funds supporting education, volunteerism, and community service. Tickets are priced at only $15 each and are available for

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purchase on www.sugarplummarketplace.com. Discounted ticket bundles are also offered online. Ticket perks include the following: • Each ticket purchase is equivalent to a charitable donation. • Shoppers have access to over 100 unique, boutique-style vendors throughout the duration of the event. • Every single vendor is offering shopping incentives exclusively for ticketholders. • Ticketholders have access to a Mystery Jewelry Pull hosted by Kendra Scott Sugar Land. For more information visit www.fbjsl.org.

The 11th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee returns

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here is a buzz around Fort Bend County for the Literacy Council’s 11th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling. The event, presented by CenterPoint Energy and Houston Federal Credit Union, is scheduled for Nov. 12, from 6 -9 p.m. at Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre. This year’s Grown-Up Spelling Bee is co-chaired by Taylor Connor and Fallon Moody. Funds raised through the Spelling Bee support the mission of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County to improve families, the community, and professional lives through adult literacy education. Last year, the Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee raised over $46,000.

The council expanded its sponsorship opportunities this year. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available, ranging from $500-$5,000 and have perks for businesses or organizations.There is also an opportunity to sponsor a team. Smaller sponsorships are also available: • “Bee a Word” sponsor for $200, where participants get to choose a word for the bee. “Bee a Word” sponsors will receive admission, dinner, and drink tickets for two, recognition on the website, and recognition at the event. • “A-Bee-C’s for Literacy” sponsor for $100, where participants can also select a letter in the “A-Bee-C’s for Literacy” alphabet. You may opt to claim the first letter of your business, child, family, or pet’s name. “A-Bee-C’s for Literacy” sponsors will receive admission and dinner for one, recognition on the website, and recognition at the event. • Spectator Bee RSVPS for $50, where spectators watch their neighbors, co-workers, and friends compete against one another to win a coveted spot in the “Honey Hall of Fame.” Spectator Bee RSVPS include admission to the Bee, dinner, and a drink ticket. For more information, please visit www.ftbendliteracy.org or contact the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181.

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JOURNEY OF HOPE GOES VIRTUAL Celebrate with the Fort Bend Women’s Center from the comfort of your home

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fter the cancellation of its initial face-to-face 40thanniversary celebration, “Journey of Hope,” months ago, the Fort Bend Women’s Center announced the event would continue, but in a different fashion. The center plans to celebrate with a virtual event, complete with an eclectic mix of conversations, live performances, auction items, and testimonials featuring some of the most influential voices from within the agency and beyond. This virtual “Journey of Hope” will be held Nov. 12 from 7-8 p.m.To register and receive the Watch Party link, visit fbwc.org. About the Fort Bend Women’s Center Since 1980, Fort Bend Women’s Center has helped over 50,000 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In 2019, the center served more than 395 sexual assault survivors. The center’s services are free, and it operates a 24/7 emergency hotline (281-342-HELP) with a newly-launched online Chat feature at www.fbwc.org to help victims in danger.The Fort Bend Women’s Center also provides 24/7 emergency response for victims of sexual assault.

GARDENING TIPS Wait! Don't throw away those fallen leaves by CHRIS TAYLOR | Associate Fort Bend County Master Gardener

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e sometimes think of the fallen leaves in our yards this time of year as a nuisance, or worse. People rake up and throw away fallen leaves for trash pickup without realizing that they are rich in nutrients for your landscape. It has been estimated that up to 20 percent of the solid waste generated by Texans comes from landscape wastes, including tree leaves. So before you go through the process of raking and bagging up all of those leaves for the trash man, consider adding the leaves to your gardens. In fact, if your neighbors are bagging their fall leaves for the trash you can use those, too. Your plants will thank you, and your trash man will thank you, too! WHY AMEND YOUR SOIL WITH LEAVES? Our soil along the Gulf Coast is generally a nutrient-poor, claydominated soil that needs nutrients added on a regular basis. While there are plenty of options that help to add nutrients to the soil, such as compost and fertilizers, we often overlook the value of our tree leaves as part of this solution. It has been established that one acre of trees will shed up to two tons of leaves each fall.That’s a lot of leaves that can benefit your soil. This natural carpet of leaves over the soil helps to conserve moisture, modify temperatures, and reduce clay compaction. The bacteria, fungi and other organisms already in the soil will decompose

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the leaves. This is like having a free, time-release fertilizer for your plants. Incredibly, they still contain 50-80 percent of the nutrients that they had as a living part of your tree. The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service’s Earth-Kind® Landscaping program has published several articles about how to use fallen leaves. One article in particular,“Don’t Bag It – Leaf Management Plan,” is very helpful and can provide you with more detailed information. To read the article visit aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ earthkind/landscape/leaf. HOW TO USE YOUR LEAVES: Mowing • If there is a light covering of fallen leaves on your lawn, mowing them (mulching mowers are best) will shred and distribute them on the lawn. • You could use a mower with a bagging attachment to collect shredded leaves. Mulching • Apply a 2-3 inch mulch of shredded leaves in flower beds, and a 3-6 inch mulch of shredded leaves around shrubs and trees. Shredded leaves will decompose faster and stay in place better than leaves that have not been shredded. Direct application • Distribute raked, unshredded leaves onto flower bed soils. • Tilling the leaves into the soil will improve aeration and drainage, which is best done in the fall to allow time for decomposition. Composting • If you don’t have a compost pile, you can pile the leaves in an outof-the-way spot in your yard and let them decompose. When the pile

of leaves has become dark, loose and crumbly you can use it to improve your soil and add nutrients to your lawn and gardens. For more information about composting, visit aggie-horticulture.tamu. edu/earthkind/landscape/ Be sure that the leaves that you’re putting into your flower beds or compost piles are healthy leaves. Leaves that are diseased should not be used and should be disposed of by sending them to the landfill. So when the leaves start falling, think about adding them to your lawn and your garden beds.Your plants will thank you! Happy Gardening! Fort Bend County Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in educating the community using research-based horticultural information.

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reputation as a cardiovascular center of excellence ne of the area’s most respected cardiothoracic and the opportunity to offer minimally invasive valve surgeons will start seeing patients at Houston and bypass surgery outside the Texas Medical Center Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. were major factors in his decision to join the staff. Moritz C.Wyler von Ballmoos, M.D., Ph.D., director of “Through its investment in the area’s leading Heart & robotic cardiac and vascular surgery for the Houston Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Sugar Land has Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, is joining proven that regional hospitals can deliver the same level Marvin D.Atkins Jr., M.D., Charlie Cheng, M.D., and Tony of expertise in cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment as Lu, M.D. with Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery large medical center institutions,”he explained. Associates at Sugar Land where he will focus on “The cardiovascular program’s growth is an advanced, specialized cardiovascular surgery. important benefit for patients, as having access to Wyler von Ballmoos has a distinguished background outstanding care close to home can make a real as a surgeon and clinical investigator. He earned his difference in treatment and recovery. Houston medical degree and Ph.D. in cardiovascular physiology from the University of Bern in Switzerland and Dr. Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos Methodist Sugar Land has invested in people and technology to build an impressive cardiovascular completed his surgical training at the Medical College of service line that benefits the community, and I am excited to join the Wisconsin and Duke University Medical Center. Wyler von Ballmoos completed the AATS Graham Foundation team and continue the hospital’s mission of bringing the best possible Robotics Fellowship, as well as an advanced fellowship in minimally care to Fort Bend County and the surrounding area.” “The addition of Dr. Wyler von Ballmoos to the hospital’s medical invasive cardiac surgery and transcatheter procedures for structural heart and valve disease.He has been recognized for his groundbreaking staff strengthens an already first-class cardiovascular service,”Atkins work as the recipient of the AATS Graham Foundation Robotics Grant, said.“All of us at Houston Methodist Sugar Land are thrilled to have the Michael J. Davidson Award (for minimally invasive cardiac surgery), him on board and we look forward to working with him to continue and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation Advanced Cardiac Robotic to advance our cardiovascular program.” Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates at Sugar Land Fellowship Award. Wyler von Ballmoos is an internationally recognized expert in the is located in Medical Office Building 3 on the Houston Methodist minimally invasive treatment of heart disease and is the principal Sugar Land campus, 16605 Southwest Freeway, Suite 560. To make an appointment with Wyler von Ballmoos, call 713investigator or co-investigator for 12 clinical device trials to treat valvular heart disease. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in 352-1820. To learn more about Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit valve repair surgery and minimally invasive cardiac surgery, including houstonmethodist.org/sugarland. robotic-assisted surgery and related technologies. Wyler von Ballmoos says Houston Methodist Sugar Land’s excellent

HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL

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—provides virtual support—

he cancer survivorship series hosted by the Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land is designed to improve the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual health of cancer survivors and their caregivers in Fort Bend County. During the COVID-19 pandemic, support and connection are even more important, so survivorship resources are being offered virtually. “With the tremendous strides made in cancer care, we are seeing more and more survivors live long and productive lives,” said Amy Sebastian-Deutsch, director of oncology and infusion therapy services at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.“But these survivors, most over the age of 50, often require specialized services to overcome the physical and emotional impacts of their disease and treatment. Now, due to the isolation and precautions we have all had to take during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting virtual survivorship classes to help survivors stay connected and engaged from the safety of their own homes.” The cancer survivorship series continues to offer these programs free of charge: • Thriving Through Creative Arts — offers survivors a chance to engage in art-making, discussion, writing, and mindfulness.Thriving Through Creative Arts is held virtually via Webex on the first Thursday of each month. • Life in Motion — designed to help survivors engage in gentle movement and mindfulness practices. Life in Motion is held virtually via Webex on the second Thursday of each month. • Music4Life — designed to improve muscle relaxation, mood management, and expression of emotion. Music4Life is held virtually

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via Webex on the third Thursday of each month. Houston Methodist Sugar Land also offers a breast cancer support group. Trained facilitators help women and men at any stage of diagnosis and treatment by providing education on a variety of topics, sharing resources, and providing a forum for survivors to share their fears and talk about their feelings. These meetings are held on Thursdays once a month virtually via Webex. The ostomy support group is also hosting virtual meetings to continue providing support, encouragement, education, and guidance to patients with ostomies. The group meets every third Thursday virtually via Webex. “All of these programs provide other benefits, too, because they allow survivors to connect with others who have lived through the same experiences,” said Sebastian-Deutsch.“Having someone to talk with who understands what it’s like to fight and survive cancer is an important part of the healing process. Especially during the pandemic, having that camaraderie with others can be powerful.” For more information on our cancer survivorship classes and support groups,contactYolanda Lopez at ylopez2@houstonmethodist. org or 281-274-0145. Houston Methodist Sugar Land is Fort Bend County’s only hospital with the American College of Surgeons - Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation. Facilities achieve such accreditation after proving commitment to providing the best cancer care and complying with CoC standards. Hospitals that achieve accreditation provide a vast scope of high quality, specialized services — screenings, diagnostics, genetic testing, advanced technology, clinical trials, and patient support.


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hen it comes to demonstrating homegrown company pride, BUGCO Pest Control serves as a prime example. BUGCO, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is based in Fort Bend County and is owned by US Marine John Onofrey and Gold Star family member Chris Millward, both of whom are longtime Fort Bend County residents. Both Onofrey and Millward take pride in their company’s thousands of five-star online customer reviews, efficient, no-nonsense business model, and best-in-the-industry prices. “Chris and I run our business like the military,” Onofrey said.“The basic tenets we operate on are duty, honor, commitment, and chain of command, and we’ve pushed these tenets down to our troops with amazing results. “We provide honest pest control at honest prices and the people have responded.” A member of the Central Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, BUGCO Pest Control locally employs 34 people and operates a modern fleet of 24 fully-equipped service vehicles. BUGCO provides service to large and small accounts, including dozens of Texas Department of Criminal Justice locations, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center locations, community colleges, HOAs, real estate agents, and thousands of residential customers. BUGCO Pest Control is a Texas state-licensed commercial pest control business specializing in commercial and residential treatment options for general pest control, roaches, termites, fire ants, bed bugs, fleas, ticks, and rodents. The company also has strategies for controlling mosquitoes, including installation and maintenance of mosquito misting systems,

In2care mosquito traps, truck-mounted fogging, and backpack fogging. SPECIAL OFFER BUGCO Pest Control is offering a special incentive for former Bugabug Pest Control customers. Call the BUGCO call center at 281-240-2157 or email info@bugco.org to get the details on this special offer! BUGCO SERVICES • General Pest Control • Wildlife Removal • WDI And Termite Inspections • Rodent Control • Termite Treatment • Roach Control • Flea Treatment • Pest Exclusion Services • Bed Bug Treatment • Yard Pest Control Treatment • Mosquito Control • Bugco Termite Pledge

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