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COMMENTARY

Sugar Land didn't have to re-invent the wheel, they just refined it. By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter @ fortbendstar.com

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hen I drive down U.S. 90-A, it’s easy to have an appreciation for Sugar Land’s history. The company town grew into a small incorporated city in 1959, and has blossomed into one of Houston’s – and America’s – best suburbs. But the best thing about the former Imperial Sugar property is that public (City of Sugar Land) and private (Johnson Development) entities worked together for the best interest of the community. Perhaps our friends to the north in Houston/ Harris County can take some lessons from the effort and quit dragging their feet on the future purpose of the Astrodome. By spring 2017, Imperial Market in Sugar Land will have nearly 270,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Alamo Drafthouse, a popular theater chain that combines movies and dining, will be a big part of the development, and the names of other prominent, high-end store are soon to be revealed. A 91-year-old Charhouse that’s been sitting idle for more than a decade will become the 120-room Aloft Hotel. Don’t be surprised if out-of-town visitors – and even Fort Bend residents – fill it up on a regular basis. But the best part of the development is the fact that it won’t simply be another

generic shopping center. And that didn’t happen automatically. Dennis Parmer, director of the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation, was a Sugar Land city council member from 2003-09 who was instrumental in seeing that the development maintained its character. Some Sugar Land residents were hesitant to see history go by the wayside, after the Palms Theater – where many local folks had seen their first motion picture – was knocked down during the 1990s. Imperial Sugar stopped operating the facilities in 2003, and four years later, citizens decided that any developer must maintain three iconic features of the old sugar plant – the water tower, charhouse and the refinery itself. Sugar Land leaders wanted to keep the historic aspects intact, but didn’t want to over-burden a developer with demands of keeping a large number of things. Luckily, Shay Shafie, Johnson Development’s General Manager of the Imperial Market project, has gone above and beyond in the preservation aspect. Shafie, a former University of Texas football player, knows a thing or two about preserving tradition. He wasn’t required to include several other aspects of the current property into the new one, but he saw the benefit of it for the citizens and future customers of the property. Perhaps even more importantly than the

IMPERIAL MARKET, set to open next year, blends Sugar Land’s future and past. Johnson Development will ensure that history would be preserved in the new project. (Artist rendering by Johnson Development)

Imperial General Manager Shay Shayfie, pictured right, discusses the plans for Imperial Market, set to open next year.(Submitted photo) preservation of the structures is the placement of two museums, and the popular Imperial Farmers Market, which takes place every Saturday morning. The Children’s Discovery Center – a branch of Houston’s Children’s Museum – will only increase Sugar Land’s reputation as a familyfriendly community. And the Sugar Land

Heritage Foundation, which is temporarily housed on the development, will move into a new building as part of the mixed-use development. History buffs can check out the museum and learn the difference between milling and refining sugar. They can hear Parmer tell the story of Sugar Land’s history. Even though the 1959 incorporation gives

Sugar Land a “new” feel, the area was first settled by Stephen F. Austin’s Old 300 in the early 19th Century – hence the reason why nearly 250 years later, developer Gerald Hines named his new development, “First Colony.” Parmer grew up in Mississippi and like many others, he came to the Houston area to work in the Oil & Gas Industry.

But history is what makes him want to wake up every morning, and there’s nothing more exciting than seeing the past blend with the future in perfect harmony. “Imperial Market will have tremendous character to it,” Parmer said. “It’s big for the north part of Sugar Land, but it’s much bigger than that.”


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2015 STAR OF THE YEAR

Missouri City resident helps special needs athletes in Fort Bend County By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter @ fortbendstar.com

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hen Larry Lobue was just out of college, he enjoyed an opportunity to work with USA Track & Field as a master photo finish reader. Lobue, now a 58-yearold Missouri City resident, was one of the guys who determined who crossed the finish line first and certified world records. The gig took him all over the nation and to Olympic Games in Los Angeles and Atlanta, respectively. He loved the chance to meet and visit with the likes of Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell, but all of that excitement paled in comparison to the exhilaration he felt after volunteering at a Special Olympics Meet in the mid 1980s. “The kids are second to none,” Lobue said. “If that doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will. I think I get more out of it than the kids do. Competing in the Special Olympics gives the athletes an opportunity to participate, travel and form friendships.” Today, Lobue is one of the most involved volunteers in Special Olympics in the entire Houston area. His efforts on behalf of special needs athletes in Fort Bend have earned him the Star of the Year honor in 2015. Lobue is one of the

lead volunteers for Special Olympics Area 22, which spans from West Columbia to La Porte and includes Fort Bend. He coaches basketball, softball, volleyball and track & field and has led The Arc of Fort Bend’s Special Olympics efforts as well and earned the Arc’s “Special Recognition Award” earlier this year. “Larry is just a solid volunteer,” said Allan Harris, a board member for the Arc of Fort Bend. “He understands what volunteering is all about, and he’s easy to work with. He’s very patient and he communicates with the kids. I think all of them love him. His great asset is patience. I struggle with that myself, and I watch him and say ‘boy, that’s a patient person there’.” About a decade ago, Lobue and some other volunteers worked with the First Colony Little League to start a Challenger Division “Dream League” for mentally and physically challenged athletes. The league continues to grow, but it enjoyed one of its greatest highlights last season when it was invited to bring a team to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Each year, there are two teams selected out of 900 to play in the Challenger Division Exhibition Game. Lobue, as a board member for “the Dream League”, helped raise $86,000 so 15 athletes, their parents and one friend each, could make the trip and play before 12,000 fans. Sugar Land Mayor Jimmy Thompson has noticed

Missouri City resident Larry Lobue was the 2015 Star of the Year. Star Editor Michael Sudhalter presented Lobue a congratulatory plaque. The plaque is from Crown Trophy in Stafford.

Lobue’s dedication with the Dream League and has commended his efforts on its behalf. “Larry is a very unassuming person that tirelessly volunteers his personal time to the mental and physically challenged youth of our community,” Thompson said. “He was a leader in taking the Dream League group to Williamsport this year as only one of two teams in the USA — an experience both the parents and kids will never forget.” While in Williamsport, the Dream League athletes formed a special friendship with athletes from the Pearland Little League World Series team, which cheered on the First Colony Dream League athletes.

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Sugar Land Parks & Recreation Areas

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ugar Land residents enjoy neighborhood and community parks on acreages of parkland throughout the city offering greenbelts, picnic areas, volleyball courts, playing fields, golf, tennis and swimming among other recreational sports and activities. With the many community commons to enjoy and greenbelts to explore, there are also acres and acres of undeveloped parkland. The city’s Parks and Recreation Open Space Master Plan guides Sugar Land in the development of its park system. Under development is the authorization of a $50 million parks bond for three propositions voted on by residents for parks and trails. These include a 60-acre regional park at Chatham and Easton with trails, playgrounds, picnic areas and a pavilion featuring a tennis center and sports fields for cricket, soccer, lacrosse, rugby and flag football. Also, the Brazos River Park (phase two) along the river would have a festival site next to it with areas for picnicking, large group gatherings like the 4th of July, field games or for passive, non-structured recreation activities. A network of about ten miles of hike and bike trails and bridges would also connect neighborhoods and the community to existing trails.

City Park and Municipal Pool - 225 7th Street A 21-acres at Wood and 7th Street next to Sugar Land Middle School. Pool, 25 yards, with 2 diving board, 5 lighted baseball fields (one Tee-Ball, three Little League and one Pony League), football practice areas, a lighted/covered skate park, 4 lighted tennis courts, a playground, batting cages, grills, benches, picnic tables, restrooms, a sand volleyball area, horseshoe pits, covered picnic shelter, concession stands and meeting room. Colony Bend Park 2809 Planters Street This 5-acre park has 2 playgrounds, sand volleyball court, 2 game tables, 2 picnic shelters, 2 soccess field, park benches, spring toys, and drinking fountains. Imperial Park and Disc Golf Course 230 Matlage Way Behind the T.E. Harman Center and the Imperial Park Recreation Center with access from U.S. 90A across from the old Imperial Sugar factory; 44 acre park with 9 softball fields, batting cages, disc golf, a playground, picnic area, parking and restrooms; home of the Sugar Land Girls Softball Association.

have been excellent community partners, and Before the Dream League they host a Dream League team left for Williamsport, game each season at the Sugar Land Skeeters Constellation Field. gave the team a big sendoff “Larry is easy to work celebration. with, we can bounce ideas “I thought there’d be a off each other and he’s open few players, but the whole to anything,” said Chris team and all of the coaches Parsons, Director of Special showed up,” Lobue said. Events for the Skeeters. Lobue said the Skeeters Lobue, a former business

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Eldridge Park 2511 Eldridge Road The 43-acre park is on Eldridge Road near West Airport; community meeting room, picnic pavilion, restrooms, grills, benches, picnic tables, trails, fishing pier, concession stand, playground, 10 soccer fields (most reserved for league play), pond stocked with fish assortment, parking lot; home of the Sugar Land Soccer accessed from this park; a .9 Club and host of Fun, Fair, mile lighted loop trail circles Positive Soccer organization. the park site; BMX track for youngsters and teens. First Colony Park 3232 Austin Parkway Duhacsek Park 17034 Old Richmond Rd. The 22-acre park has a 3,000 sq ft conference center (may Found at Voss and Old be reserved for private func- Richmond Road, this 50-acre tions for up to 125 guests); park site was generously do7 lighted and 2 unlighted nated to the city by the late baseball fields, batting cages, Walter and Virginia Du2 concession stands, play- hacsek; huge hand-grafted ground, drinking fountains, pecan trees; homestead fagrills, benches, parking, re- cility may be reserved for strooms, picnic tables and large groups such as Scout picnic pavilion; home of the for group activities, functions First Colony Little League and day camps. and the Greater Sugar Land Pony Colt League. Sugar Land Memorial Park and Brazos Lost Creek Park River Corridor 3703 Lost Creek Blvd. 15300 University Blvd.

City Park 225 Seventh Street Sugar Land, Texas 77479 Imperial Park 234 Matlage Way Sugar Land, Texas 77478 Eldridge Park 2511 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, Texas 77478

trail, picnic pavilions and restroom facilities. Oyster Creek Park - 4033 State Highway 6 South On SH 6, rock-lined falls and a pond are near the entrance next to Oyster Creek; 3-mile Greenbelt hike and bike trail is accessible from Lexington Blvd., Dulles Ave., and Hwy 6; picnic tables, grills, benches, the Liberty Garden, parking and a restroom; stage/amphitheater covering which may be reserved for private functions and special events; park has been the site of several annual 4th of July events. Constellation Field 1 Stadium Dr.

First Colony Park 3232 Austin Parkway Sugar Land, Texas 77479 Lost Creek Pump Track (BMX Track) 3703 Lost Creek Blvd. Sugar Land, Texas 77479 Skate Park 225 Seventh Street Sugar Land, Texas 77478 Duhacsek Park 17034 Old Richmond Road Sugar Land, Texas 77478 Sugar Land Memorial Park & Brazos River Corridor 15300 University Blvd. Sugar Land, Texas 77479 Oyster Creek Park / Trail 4033 State Highway 6 South Sugar Land, Texas 77478

The 21-acre park has 7 soccer fields for youth and adults; large play structure, meeting room for up to 40 people, covered picnic pavilion with concession stand, restrooms and parking for over 300 vehicles; a 3-mile Oyster Creek Trail may be

Along the Brazos River between U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard.Pawm Springs Dog Park is also at Sugar Land Memorial Park. A second phase for this park will include an enclosed dog park with areas for large and small dogs, a mountain bike

Sugar Land, Highway 6 This baseball ball park owned by the City of Sugar Land is the home of the Sugar Land Skeeters in the Atlantic League that began play in 2012. The stadium, a state of the art multi-purpose facility, has a 7,500 capacity

with ample parking, restroom facilities and multiple entry points, among other advantages. The site accommodated the city’s annual Fourth of July which moved from Oyster Creek Park and may well turn out to be the future site of the yearly celebration.

owner who now works as a regional sales manager in the security industry, is a Houston native who competed in the 400 meters for the University of Texas. He graduated from UT and moved to Fort Bend in 1986. “I just liked the area and the whole community atmosphere,” Lobue said. Lobue and his late

wife, Kathleen, raised two children, Larryn, 30, and Steven, 28. Kathleen passed away from Cancer in 2013, and that has been a challenge for Lobue, but he relies on the strong faith they built as a couple while attending Riverbend Church together. “Faith is very calming,” Lobue said. “I think it helps a

lot with how you treat others and what you get back. I get ten-fold back from the kids from what I give.” As a volunteer, Lobue doesn’t have much free time, but he enjoys golfing, hunting and rooting for UT Athletics. He’s already working on building another successful season for the Dream League in 2016.

Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson, a longtime volunteer with the Arc of Fort Bend, summed up Lobue’s efforts eloquently. “Larry exemplifies the statement — ‘still water runs deep’,” Patterson said. “He is there and working but never makes a noise — just quiet leadership.”


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r. Kauser Bari is a dentist who believes in giving back to the Fort Bend community. “At KRB Dentistry, you are family. We welcome the entire family, from teething babues to grinning grandparents,” said Dr. Bari, owner and clinical director of KRB Dentistry at 5110 Avenue H in Rosenberg. “We cater to each patient like they are our own family member, especially the children who are so fearful of the dentist. We strive to replace their fear with a great experience.

Dr. Kauser Bari at work.

Dr. Bari uses the angle of “no child left behind” to ensure care for children with dental emergencies whose parents don’t have the means to receive necessary care. “We really feel honored when somebody comes through our door, and we want to live up to and exceed their expectations,” Dr. Bari said. “When you can help someone have a beautiful smile, it changes their outlook on life. People go from introverted and shy to outgoing because of their smile. There are some patients who haven’t smiled in 4-5 years and then you see that change when they do.” Bari proudly displays KRB’s success stories on the practice’s website, krbdentistry.com. The KRB staff proudly serves the veterans who are in need of emergency dental care with no charge of emergency exam, X-rays or extractions. Due to the rising cost of braces, and with the decline of Medicaid coverage, Dr. Bari wanted to meet the challenge by providing at cost price. She has taken extensive hours of Continuing Education courses to be able to provide her patients with Orthodontic care. continues....

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10 “On braces, we don’t make a profit – it’s just the cost of the materials,” Bari said. “It helps my patients with a better smile.” When she’s not working at KRB, Bari volunteers her dental skills for a charity clinic near the Fort Bend/ Harris County Line. Bari first became interested in dentistry while studying Pre-Med/Biology at the University of Maryland. “I went through a one week course where you experience what it is like to be a dentist, and I really enjoyed it,” Bari said. Bari has practiced dentistry for more than 20 years and has been at her current office for eight. “I love the diversity of Fort Bend,” said Bari, who lives in the Sugar Land and since dental school has wanted to open an office in Rosenberg, due to its small-town feel. Patients come from throughout Fort Bend County and as far away as El Campo to see Dr. Bari and her staff, which includes associated dentists Dr. Garcia, Dr. Makani, Dr. Shaikh and Dr. El-Kwefli. She’s a proud graduate of the University of Texas Dental School in Houston, Class of 1998, and her practice offers everything a general dentist office can provide. Bari is cur-

We try to cater to our patients as much as possible,” Dr. Bari said. “We work around parents’ and kids’ schedule. We’re open on Saturday. I will come in early and stays late for our patients.

rently a clinical professor at UT Dental School and also volunteers at a community clinic and at community health fairs and campaigns. “I volunteer there to mentor the students and give back to my alma mater,” she said. KRB has grown considerably over the past eight years, from 10 patients at the beginning to anywhere from 40-70 per day now. They’re continuing to welcome new patients daily. “We try to cater to our patients as much as possible,” Dr. Bari said. “We work around parents’ and kids’ schedule. We’re open on Saturday. I will come in early and stays late for our patients.” Dr. Bari wants to make the patients feel comfortable when they visit, and she provides her personal cell phone number to them if they have any questions. She’ll even sing to them, if they request it. “We carer to the patients in a modern

office with state of the art materials and equipment as well as methods of relaxation,” Dr. Bari said. They also offer educational and interactive opportunities. Dr. Bari likes to raise dental awareness within the community by giving age appropriate presentations on oral hygiene and nutrition in a fun and interactive style. She recommends rinsing the mouth after eating sugar, and holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle for maximum effect.


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eorge Memorial Library, the main library in the system, has the largest collection of materials in the Fort Bend County Libraries systemapproximately 700,000. It has a particular focus on large-print books, parenting, Spanish-language books, teen materials, literacy materials, and text books from LCISD and FBISD. The library also houses the Genealogy and Local History Department on the second floor of the building; the department’s resources focus on the southeastern United States and includes materials relating to the history of the South, federal censuses, genealogy, and the Civil War. The Joe Grillo Science Center is located in the Children’s Department on the first floor. WiFi Access George Memorial Library provides free WiFi access to the public throughout the building. Contact the Adult Reference Department at George Memorial for more information and connection instructions to use your personal laptop at the library. Computer Lab George Memorial Library houses a new computer lab with 18 computers and an instructor’s computer, as well as a large screen to show computer/Internet screens, video tapes and satellite downlinks. When the lab is not being used for training purposes, it is open to the public. Patrons may reserve some of the computers at this branch. This facility is scheduled for renovation providing more space as the administrative offices will be moved to a new building. The new building will be an adjacent parcel of land recently acquired from the Fort Bend Country Club.

FIRST COLONY BRANCH LIBRARY 2121 Austin Parkway Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-238-2800 281-265-4440 FAX 281-565-0798 TTY Hours of Operation Mon. 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tues. 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Wed. 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Thurs. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Fri. 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun. CLOSED

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FORT BEND COUNTY LAW LIBRARY 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Rm 30298 Richmond, TX 77469 281-341-3718 281-342-0734 FAX Hours of Operation Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat. & Sun. CLOSED

GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (MAIN) 1001 Golfview Drive Richmond, TX 77469 281-342-4455 281-341-2688 FAX; Administration 281-341-2689 FAX: Adult Services 281-341-2669 TTY

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he City of Sugar Land recently opened its first universally accessible playground at First Colony Athletic Park. A ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 3 included City officials, the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation and members of the Dream League. This unique playground serves as a place where all children can play together and foster friendships in a welcoming and safe environment. The 5,500 square foot playground includes new “inclusive” equipment with longer platforms and ramps. Other added amenities include bonded rubber surfacing that makes it easier for wheelchairs and children with disabilities who need a more even surface to access the equipment. The City worked with the Dream League to identify appropriate improvements at the park and the nearby baseball complex. The Dream League was established in 2007 as a challenger division of First Colony Little League to enable children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities from all over Fort Bend County to enjoy

the game of baseball. Funding for the project was raised through a capital campaign launched by the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation, a group that collected $200,000 from a variety of private donors, granting organizations, and businesses. Combined with a contribution from the Sugar Land 4B Corporation, a total of $400,000 was collected to reach the funding goal to construct the playground. Donors to the project included The Jabez Foundation, The George Foundation, The Fort Bend Junior Service League, Sugar Land Rotary Club, The Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball Foundation, Paul and Manmeet Likhari, Don and Celia Olson, the Rotary Club of Fort Bend County, Minute Maid, the National Recreation

and Park Association, Longhorn Steakhouse, Macy’s First Colony, MOMS Club of Sugar Land North, Chloe & Tayte Choudhury and Tanches Global Management. The new playground replaced the former playground at First Colony Park and provides a place where all children can play together and foster friendships in a welcoming, safe and accessible environment. Photo Caption: An official ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorated the opening of a universally accessible playground at First Colony Athletic Park. Participants included Sugar Land Legacy Foundation Board members, members of Sugar Land City Council, city management and the players and coaches from the Dream League.

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Fax: 281-240-3196 office@fpcsl.org • www.fpcsl.org A quality early childhood program for 2-5 year olds. 281-240-1565 • www.appletreeschoolonline.com

BIBLICAL KNOWLEDGE PRACTICAL APPLICATION CHANGED LIVES Merry Ministries Bible Study An interdenominational Bible Study for women Join us at: Sugar Land First United Methodist Church 431 Eldridge Road • Sugar Land

August 11, 12......................District Professional Development 15-18....Campus Professional Development/District Focus 19.................................................. . .Teacher Work Day 22...................................................First Day of Classes September 5.......................................................Holiday/Labor Day 23...........................Holiday/Fort Bend County Fair Day October 14..............Elem Parent Conf./Secondary Professional Learning & Early Release All Students 16...........................................End of Nine Week Period 17......................................................... Student Holiday District Professional Learning Day November 21-25............................... Holiday/Thanksgiving Break December 13 - 16................................................................Exams 15.......................Early Release - MS/HS students only 16...................................... Early Release - All students 18................................................End of First Semester End of Nine Week Period 19 - 30.........................................Holiday/Winter Break

January 2...................................Campus Professional Learning Student Holiday 3.............................First Day of Classes 2nd Semester 16........................................Holiday/Martin L. King Day February 17..............Elem Parent Conf./Secondary Professional Learning & Early Release All Students 20...............................President’s Day/Student Holiday District Professional Learning Day March 10 ..........................................End of Nine Week Period 13-17...........................................Holiday/Spring Break April 14.................................................. Holiday/Good Friday May 26........................................................................Exams 29...............................................Holiday/Memorial Day 30........................................................................Exams 31.............Exam/Early Release -MS/HS Students Only June 1..........................................................................Exams 2.........................................................Last Student Day Early Release - All Students 2....................................................... Teacher Work Day 2 - 3........................................................... . Graduation July 4.........................................................................Holiday

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Sugar Land Church Directory CHRIST UNITED METHODIST 281-980-6888 3300 Austin Parkway Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.cumcsl.org CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND 11122 S. Highway 6 Sugar Land, Tx 77498 281-495-7688 www.clcsugarland.com CHURCH OF CHRIST SUGAR LAND 281-561-0881 15590 Voss Road Sugar Land, TX 77498 CHURCH OF GOD SUGAR LAND 281-242-2424 1715 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, TX 77478 CONGREGATION BETH EL 281-499-5066 3900 Raoul Wallenberg Lane Missouri City, TX 77459 CORNERSTONE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 281-491-3614 2515 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, TX 77478 cornerstonesugarland.com CROSS BRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 281-313-8300 1049 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, TX 77478 www.crossbridge.cc ELDRIDGE ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST 281-494-7106 410 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, TX 77478

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 281-242-7729 800 Brooks Street Sugar Land, TX 77478 www.flcsl.org

GRACE CHURCH 281-778-1104 4309 Sienna Parkway, Suite 690 Missouri City, TX 77459 www.experiencehisgrace.com

FAMILY LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 281-879-Life (5433) 16425 Old Richmond Road Sugar Land, TX 77498 www.flcf.com

GRAND PARKWAY BAPTIST CHURCH 281-277-2200 12000 FM 1464 Richmond, TX 77407 www.grandparkway.org

FIRST COLONY BIBLE CHAPEL 281-265-3411 3610 Austin Parkway Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.firstcolonybible.org FIRST COLONY CHURCH OF CHRIST 281-980-7070 2140 First Colony Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.firstcolonychurch.org FIRST COLONY CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND COMMUNITY CENTER 281-980-4141 4141 Sweetwater Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fcccdoc.org FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 281-240-3195 502 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, TX 77478 www.fpcsl.org FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH 281-242-7711 2011 Austin Parkway Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.fishersofmen.org FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 281-277-5014 16138 Boss Gaston Road Sugar Land, TX 77498

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH 281-403-4994 2223 FM 1092 Missouri City, TX 77459 www.hbctx.org HOLY CROSS EPISCOPAL 281-633-2000 5653 West River Park Drive Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.holycrosschurch.com MISSOURI CITY CHURCH OF CHRIST 2019 Bright Meadows Dr. Missouri City, Tx 77489 281-261-8944 www.mocitycoc.org MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 281-494-3826 127 Avenue E Sugar Land, TX 77498 OAK LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 281-568-7220 15555 West Airport Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77498 www.oaklakebaptist.org PARKWAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 281-494-5050 5801 New Territory Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.parkwayumc.org

PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 281-495-8151 8727 Gaines Road Sugar Land, TX 77498 www.providence christianchurch.com PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 281-980-2522 3510 Austin Parkway Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.providence presbyterian.org RIVER POINTE COMMUNITY CHURCH 281-277-6767 5000 Ransom Rd. Richmond, TX 77469 www.riverpointe.org SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 281-499-2310 4200 Cartwright Rd. Missouri City, TX 77459 www.southminpres.org ST. LAURENCE CATHOLIC 281-980-9812 3100 Sweetwater Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.stlaurence.org ST. MARTINS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 281-980-0695 1123 Burney Road Sugar Land, TX 77498 www.stmartinslc.org ST. THERESA CATHOLIC CHURCH 281-494-1156 705 St. Theresa Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77498 www.sttheresasugarland.org ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH 281-240-6721 12627 West Bellfort Avenue Sugar Land, TX 77478 www.stasugarland.com

SUGAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 281-242-2858 13333 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 www.sugarcreek.net SUGAR LAND CHINESE CHURCH 281-491-9137 2565 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, TX 77478 SUGAR GROVE CHURCH OF CHRIST 281-530-9651 11600 West Airport Meadows Place, TX 77477 www.sugargrove.org SUGAR LAND BIBLE CHURCH 281-491-7773 401 Matlage Way Sugar Land, TX 77478 www.slbc.org SUGAR LAND FAMILY CHURCH 281-313-1110 1110 Burney Road Sugar Land, TX 77498 www.slfconline.com SUGAR LAND BAPTIST CHURCH 281-980-4431 16755 SW Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77479 www.sugarlandbaptist.org SUGAR LAND FIRST UNITED METHODIST 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, TX 77478 www.sugarlandmethodist.org SUGAR LAND VINEYARD 281-240-VINE (8463) 5015 Grove West Blvd. Stafford, TX 77477 www.slvineyard.org

THE BRIDGE FELLOWSHIP 281-494-3036 802 Brooks Street Sugar Land, TX 77478 www.thebridgefellowship.org THE FREEDOM CENTER 281-499-0594 2303 FM 1092 Missouri City, TX 77459 www.freedomcente church.com THE FORT BEND CHURCH 281-980-8322 1900 Eldridge Road Sugar Land, TX 77478 www.thebend.org THE EPICENTER CHURCH 281-491-000 1730 Williams Trace Blvd., Suite I Sugar Land, TX 77478 www.epicenter-church.com THOMPSON CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 281-565-0254 419 Sartatia Road Sugar Land, TX 77479 TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 281-980-8822 4411 Wickford Circle Sugar Land, TX 77479 TRIUMPH CHRISTIAN CENTER 281-242-5109 13100 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 TRIUMPH CHURCH SUGAR LAND 281-416-4771 10555 West Airport Blvd. Stafford, TX 77477 www.triumphchurch.com

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Fort Bend Colleges & Universities University of Houston System at Sugar Land (UHSSL) http://www.sugarland.uh.edu

Complete your bachelor’s, earn your master’s or obtain a certification locally. The University of Houston System at Sugar Land (UHSSL) located just northeast of the Brazos River offers the combined UH System resources—University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake, and UH-Victoria and

through these programs, the institutions offer junior, senior, and graduate courses for more than 20 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in applied arts and sciences, biology, business administration, computer science, criminal justice, and education. The UHSSL is part of the four UH universities in the system that includes a public broadcast educational television station and the largest university distance learning program in Texas. Each degree at UHSSL is sponsored by one of three universities. The UHSSL also partners with Houston Community College, Wharton County Junior College, and other area community colleges. For more information, 281-275-3300.

Wharton County Junior College http://www.wcjc.edu

Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) has four campuses in Wharton, Sugar Land, Richmond and Bay City, and at other off-site locations. Students will be able to access learning 24/7 in a virtual campus to complete certificate and degree programs online. WCCJ offers an associate in arts degree for transfers to a fouryear institution, associate of arts in teaching degree, associate

in applied science degrees, and certificate programs. Webbased and interactive television distance education courses are also available. For more information about programs or registration, call 800.561.9252 or 979.532.4560 for the Wharton campus, 281.243.8447 for the Sugar Land campus, or 281.239.1500 for the WCJC Fort Bend Technical Center. The college also offers classes at the Bay City campus. Houston Community College http://www.hccs.cc.tx.us

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Houston Community College (HCC) System has many college campuses and is the fourth-largest community college system in the United States, HCC-Southwest has college campuses in Stafford on Cash Road and in Missouri City at Sienna Plantation. It offer academic courses for associate’s degrees, terminal degrees, certification and for transfers to four-year institutions in core curriculum in more than 70 fields of work, also in continuing education, for nondegree options and corporate training. For more information about programs or registration, visit HCC’s website or call 713-718-2000 (Local) or (877)422-6111 (Outside Houston Area).

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Nutrition Specialist & Certified Personal Trainer

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DENISE Hulett MS, CPT, CFNS Nutrition Specialist

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Sugar Land resident Kim Broom always looks forward to Saturday mornings and for good reason. She’s a vendor at the Imperial Farmers Market in Sugar Land, which takes place rain or shine, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday (with the exception of the day after Christmas) at 198 Kempner St. “The Imperial Farmer’s Market is a big part of the redevelopment of North Sugar Land,” Brooms said. “It’s brought attention to the history of the heart and soul of Sugar Land. The location of the Farmers Market is special. Being amongst these buildings. anyone

who comes here can almost feel the history. There’s an excellent vibe here – people are happy when they come here.” The Farmers Market started five years ago, as a collaboration between the Fort Bend Chamber of Com-

merce and local residents. There are 30-to-50 vendors – including many regulars – who appear each week, and there’s usually a food truck and live entertainment. The area is growing rapidly as part of a mixed-use


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• Aching Legs • Heaviness • Pain with standing • Swelling

• Calf & foot cramps at night • Itching & Burning • Restless legs

Customers and vendors come from near and far to enjoy the Imperial Farmers Market every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 198 Kempner St. in Sugar Land. (Photos by Michael Sudhalter)

launching point for entrepreneurs. Two standalone restaurants – Off The Vine in Missouri City and Juice It Raw in Sugar Land – started as booths at the Farmer’s Market.

And James Nelson, one of the founders of Bravado Sauce, finished fourth on Fox’s “Master Chef” show. There is something for everyone at the Farmer’s Market, and it’s only $25 per week to purchase a booth.

“Servicing the community for over 26 years “ All first time patients receive a free Physical and a Intestinal parasite exam on first visit.

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retail development that will include an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater, a loft hotel, restaurants and shopping, but the Farmer’s Market will remain part of the mix. “We may get bounced around, but the long-term plan is for us to be in the Promenade Area of the Imperial Marketplace as a permanent future home,” Broom said. Imperial – one of only a few Farmer’s Markets in Fort Bend County and the only one in Sugar Land – proudly sells everything from produce and jellies to crafts and jewelry. They do have an emphasis on companies that make their products in Texas. Carol Marek of Gundermann Acres in Wharton County enjoys making the trip north each week. “I love seeing the people come out, and I love visiting with them,” Marek said. Imperial’s Farmer’s Market has also been the


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“Respectfully managing, enhancing and exceeding the eye and vision care needs of our community with quality services and products.” CLINICAL SERVICES: • Family eye care (pediatric included) • Contact lenses, orthokeratology (myopia control) • Medical eye examinations (diabetic eye exams, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye and other eye diseases) • Eye injuries and infections • Emergency hours available

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SUGAR LAND DIAGNOSTIC CENTER 15500 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 7747 2851-274-6600 ST. LUKE’S SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL 1317 Lake Pointe Parkway Sugar Land, TX 77478 281-637-7000

FORT BEND MEDICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTER 11555 University Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77478 713-442-9100 HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL 16655 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-274-7000 Breast Care Center 281-242- PINK (7465) Spine Center 281-313-BACK (2225) Physical, Occupational and Aquatic Therapy 281-274-0123

M.D. ANDERSON REGIONAL CARE CENTER IN SUGAR LAND 1327 Lake Pointe Parkway Sugar Land, TX 77478 7123-745-9940 MEMORIAL HERMANN SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL 17500 West Grand Parkway South Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-725-5000 OAKBEND MEDICAL CENTER 1705 Jackson Street Richmond, TX 77469 281-341-3000

HEALTHSOUTH SUGAR LAND REHABILITATION HOSPITAL 1325 Highway 6 Sugar Land, TX 77478 281-276-7574

OAKBEND MEDICAL CENTER Grand Parkway Emergency Center 7830 West Grand Parkway S. Richmond, TX 77406 281-238-7897

KINDRED HOSPITAL SUGAR LAND 1550 First Colony Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-275-6000

OAKBEND MEDICAL GROUP – SUGAR LAND 6350 Highway 90A, Ste. 600 Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-265-7000

MEMORIAL HERMANN SURGICAL Hospital First Colony 16906 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-243-1000 SUGAR LAND CANCER CENTER 15500 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 7747 281-274-8200 ST. MICHAEL’S 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CENTER SUGAR LAND 16062 Southwest Freeway 281-980-4357 TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 15400 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200 Sugar Land, TX 77478 281-494-7010 TEXAS ONCOLOGY CANCER CENTER 1350 First Colony Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-277-5200 WESTPARK SPRINGS HOSPITAL 6902 South Peek Rd. Richmond, TX 77407 832-535-2770

Deacon Jones plays key role with the Skeeters By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter @ fortbendstar.com

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eacon Jones’ official title on the Sugar Land Skeeters website is “Special Assistant.” In reality, the 82-yearold former Chicago White Sox infielder is a very special assistant to the Skeeters. So special that the franchise may not have existed, if not for his helping hand. Sugar Land voters approved a baseball stadium in 2008, but this was not “Field of Dreams” where a team would magically arrive just because a ballpark was there. Jones met with Sugar Land officials and introduced them to Peter Kirk, president of Opening Day Partners (ODP), which owned several teams in the Atlantic League. Jones knew Kirk from the late 1980s when he was coaching with the Baltimore Orioles, and Kirk owned some of the Orioles’ affiliates. The Maryland businessman was looking to expand outside of the Northeast. Last season, Houston entrepreneurs Bob & Marcie Zlotnik, who owned a third of the franchise since it started in 2012, bought the entire franchise from Kirk, and ODP. Jones foresees a bright future for the team under the new ownership. “I predicted that if this went well, a Texan would end up being the franchise,” Jones said. “I’ve known Bob and Marcie for a while, and they’re going to do well with the

Sugar Land resident Deacon Jones, a Special Assistant for the Skeeters, helped bring the team to Sugar Land four years ago. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

franchise. Their motto for the franchise is ‘Customer Efficiency.’” Jones, who’s lived in Sugar Land since 1981, has been an integral part of the Skeeters franchise since 2012. He’s looking forward to the Skeeters’ fourth season starting on Thursday night. “Opening Day is an awesome day,” Jones said. “It’s a new season, and everyone is starting from scratch. Fans can come out here and just relax.” He visits with fans, coaches, community groups and players and makes sure everyone is having a good time. He loves being at Constellation Field, having missed just six games over the past three seasons. Jones does all of that with a smile on his face, but the biggest smile probably comes from his charity, Deacon’s Dugout, which “promotes healthy activities

for every kid.” Jones started the charity because of his association with Jackie Robinson. Jones was a 13-year-old in his hometown of White Plains, N.Y. — just north of New York City—when Robinson, 37 miles to the north, broke baseball’s color barrier at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, for the Brooklyn Dodgers. “As a young kid, I wanted to be like Jackie Robinson,” Jones said. “He changed the social consciousness of this country.” Five years later, Jones came face-to-face with the legendary Robinson. Jones recently graduated high school and was working out with multiple MLB teams, including the Dodgers.

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Johnson Development continues to build success in Fort Bend By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter @ fortbendstar.com

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he Johnson Development Corporation has played a key role in Fort Bend County’s growth over the past two decades. “The Fort Bend Economy has been very strong, it has a great school system, the community attracts families and has great diversity,” said Doug Goff, Johnson Development Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Goff joined Johnson Development in 1995 and has seen it grow from 10 employees to 80 over the past two decades. He previously worked for Markbrough Development, which developed New Territory. Johnson Development’s offices are based in the Galleria Area, but nearly half of their Greater Houston developments are located in Fort Bend. The six current (or planned) developments are Imperial in Sugar Land, Riverstone (near Sugar Land/Missouri City), Sienna Plantation near Missouri City, Harvest Green in the Richmond/Grand Parkway area, along with Cross Creek Ranch and Jordan Ranch in northwestern Fort Bend County. Riverstone is expected to be annexed by Sugar Land, and Sienna

Plantation will eventually be annexed by Missouri City. “We have a strategic agreement with the cities,” said Michael Smith, Johnson Development’s Senior Vice President and Director of Land Development. “When it’s 95 percent complete, the cities have the option, but not the obligation to annex it.” Johnson Development recently purchased 600 acres near Richmond and expects to be building homes there by the end of 2016. Johnson Development works with Municipal Utility Districts and the Sheriff’s Office to ensure

that water, sewer, trash and security are provided. Sienna Plantation is the oldest of the six developments, having started when the land was purchased in 1995, but it’s close to doubling within the next few years. There are currently 7,000 homes, but 6,500 more homes will be added in the southern part of Sienna Plantation. That means Sienna Plantation will have approximately 40,000 residents before it is completed. Sienna Plantation residents will likely have a Town Center-like property at the corner of Sienna Parkway and the Fort Bend

Tollway. Right now, Johnson Development is conducting economic market studies and is a few years away from building it. All of the businesses in Sienna are in Missouri City’s city limits, while residential is unincorporated. In addition to singlefamily homes, there are also multi-family homes, but Smith said that only enhances the property values of the area. “They’re all high-end apartments, and they really add value— attracting newcomers and emptynesters,” Smith said. “The average age in the

apartments is 39, and 50 percent of the residents have a household income of $100,000 or more. And 75 percent have an income of 75,000 or more. The apartments have great architecture, and we have deed restrictions on apartments.” Johnson Development has had a number of developments with sales in the top 20 nationally. Riverstone was No. 1 in Texas and fourth, nationally, selling a total of 1,515 homes over the past two years. Sales may be down nine percent from 2014, which Goff said was a record year. But there are several

factors — including the fact that many developments are now close to full and many others are just beginning. Smith said Johnson Development’s goal is to build excellent communities, and then quietly leave as residents begin enjoying their homes and the surrounding amenities. “Our goal is to own nothing at the end of the development process,” Smith said. “knowing that we created something special for those residents to enjoy. We phase out upon completion. The community doesn’t really notice the transition.”


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He took infield practice with Robinson and teammates Duke Snider and Pee Wee Reese. Jones had an opportunity to take about $4,000 to sign with an MLB team (an equivalent of $35,000 in 2015). “I was in awe,” Jones said. He was on the fence about his decision. Jones’ parents wanted him to go to college, but he wasn’t sure. When Robinson, who played baseball and football at UCLA, encouraged the young baseball phenom to attend college, he decided he was going. Jones accepted a scholarship to Ithaca College in upstate New York where he played for three seasons and earned a degree in Physiotherapy, before signing with the Chicago White Sox. In the mid 1950s, Jones was on the fast track to a successful career with the White Sox, when he suffered a shoulder injury in spring training of 1956. “I spent eight years in the minor leagues before I debuted in the majors in 1962,” Jones said. “That’s a lot of at-bats, plus winter baseball.” Still, Jones made the big

leagues with the White Sox during parts of the 1962, 1963 and 1966 seasons. Jones went on to coach with the White Sox, Astros, Orioles and Padres. He was part of the Padres’ 1984 National League Championship Team’s staff. Jones and his wife, Virginia, have been married for 56 years. Until the early 1980s, they lived in New York during the offseason. But they visited Sugar Land and decided it was time to make a move. “I told my wife, ‘we’ll die of something, but it won’t be shoveling snow and cold weather,” Jones said. “Where the ballpark is, there was nothing there but deer, and maybe, wild boars. I come out here now, and my mind will draft back to what it looked like.” Jones spent most of his career in minor league baseball and appreciates the strong sense of community and family-oriented atmosphere. “The Skeeters gave me an opportunity to continue my passion for the game,” Jones said. “Even though, I made the big leagues, minor league ball was such a great experience for me.” Jones knows how special it is for players to enjoy Constellation Field. Jones remembers the 1960s when that wasn’t the case. He had to purchase nails from the hardware store back then,

just to hang up his clothes and uniform. “What a facility—it’s probably one of the top three in the United States,” Jones said. This is just beautiful. Sugar Land is like a big, little city in my mind. I often run into my neighbors on the Constellation Field concourse.” Although Jones doesn’t do any coaching ‚Äì he leaves that to Skeeters manager Gary Gaetti and his staff — he uses his baseball contacts and resources to help the team sign players. Last season, he received a phone call from someone representing former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady, and the representative put him in touch with the former Houston Rocket. “Tracy said, ‘Deacon, baseball has always been my first love’,” Jones said. McGrady played half of the 2014 season for the Skeeters, culminating his experience on the diamond with a strikeout in the 2014 Y’all Star Game in Sugar Land. Jones said he always remembers six factors that his father emphasized with him during his youth in New York. He does his best to live by the tenets of Faith, Respect, Work Ethic, Discipline, Accountability and Responsibility.


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Important Numbers to Keep AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS FORT BEND ISD 16431 Lexington Blvd. Sugar Land, Texas 77479 281-634-1000 www.fortbendisd.com

FORT BEND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Contact the Chamber of Commerce for a Relocation Package. Includes a magazine with information on area housing, schools, churches, retail, restaurants and more. The Chamber also sells Fort Bend County street maps for $2. 445 Commerce Green Blvd. Sugar Land, Texas 77478 281-491-0800 www.fortbendchamber.com

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FORT BEND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS 281-343-9300 Contact the Fort Bend Association of Realtors for information on a Realtor in the Fort Bend County area. You also may want to request a copy of the association’s annual publication. Fort Bend County Houston’s Finest Address A Guide to Homes, Neighborhoods and Lifestyles.

LAMAR CISD 3911 Avenue I Rosenberg, Texas 77471 832-223-0000 www.lcisd.org FORT BEND COUNTY COURTHOUSE 309 South Fourth Street Richmond, Texas 77469 (Mailing Address) 301 Jackson Richmond, Texas 77479 281-342-3411 Fax Back Info Line 281-243-8121 FORT BEND CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT 2801 B.F. Terry Blvd. Rosenberg, Texas 77471 281-344-8623 www.fbcad.org TEXAS DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY (Driver’s License) 28000 Southwest Freeway Rosenberg, Texas 77471 281-517-1630 www.txdps.state.tx.us COMCAST-XFINITY STORE 16111 Kensington Drive Sugar Land, Texas 77479 800-266-2278

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FORT BEND COUNTY TAX ASSESSORCOLLECTOR 12550 Emily Court Sugar Land Substation 281-242-4311 FORT BEND AUTO REGISTRATION 500 Liberty Street Richmond, Texas 77469 281-341-3709 FORT BEND COUNTY REGISTRATION & TITLING Mailing Address: (FB Co Tax Office) 1317 Eugene Heimann Circle Richmond, Texas 77469 DMV PHONE NUMBER 281-341-3710 fax 281-238-3265 fbauto@co.fort-bend.tx.us www.co.fort-bend.tx.us Also, online auto registration renewal; visit TxDMV Vehicle Registration Renewal for eligibility requirements.

VOTER REGISTRATION Ask for a voter registration card at Sugar Land CIty Hall, a U.S. Post Office or a county office. Return the form to the Voter Registrar. Questions should be addressed to the Elections/VOter Registration Office at 281-341-8670. RECYCLING CURBSIDE Sugar Land Drop Off Centers are closed permanently. FORT BEND COUNTY RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER 1200 Blume Road. Rosenberg, Texas 77471 281-633-7581 281-633-+7527 (Recording)

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Richmond resident, talks to his customers – a cross-section of Fort Bend residents from police officers and bankers to construction workers and attorneys. The conversation ranges from grandkids to the Houston Rockets, and when retirement is on the horizon. Some wonder when Luera

will finally hang up the scissors and clippers, but they’re glad he’s staying around. “If I’m not here, they don’t get a haircut,” Luera said. “I enjoy the conversations, and I like to see all of the people. A person gets used to the same barber.”

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Oscar's Barber Shop's been a Fort Bend institution since the 1960s

H BARBER, FROM PG 30 Luera is the longestserving barber in Fort Bend County. He started in Stafford in the late 1960s, spent a quarter-century near the former Imperial Sugar refinery in Sugar Land, and headed over to Missouri City in the late 1990s before settling at his current New Territory location. Out of loyalty, customers who started seeing Oscar at each of his previous three locations still make the trip to New Territory. Luera’s barber shop is decorated with family photos (he’s been married to the same woman for 51 years and is the proud father of three and grandfather of five), antiques, coins, and a large barber shop poll. Perhaps his most impressive piece is an antique barber shop chair that belonged to his grandfather, Martin Luera, who worked as a barber in Oscar’s hometown of Waelder – a community of 1,065 residents located 119 miles directly west of Houston. The chair and tools are more than 100 years old. Oscar never planned on becoming a barber. He moved to Houston and worked in the Ship Channel and in a hospital before deciding to attend barber school. “I got tired of jumping jobs,” Oscar said. After working briefly as a barber, he opened his own shop in Stafford. Oscar currently has two other barbers working in his shop, and has no plans to sell his shop. None of his children or grandchildren want it. “It’s hard to find dependable barbers these days,” Oscar said.

SERVE AND DEFEND Retired U.S. Marines Corporal Lyn Zamora, a Sugar Land resident and First Gulf War Veteran, said it’s important for veterans to support organizations like the American Legion. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Sugar Land man proud to be a veteran, policeman By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter @ fortbendstar.com

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or many years, American Legion and Veteran’s of Foreign War posts have been comprised of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. Sugar Land resident Lyn Zamora, a retired U.S. Marine Corporal and grandson of a World War II Marine who fought at Normandy, believes that younger veterans should be represented as well. “I think a lot of it has to do with tradition,” said Zamora, a 46-year-old First Gulf War Veteran and current Houston Senior Police Officer. “We need to keep these things

going for men and women that sacrificed themselves for their country. We need a place to go and be around other veterans.” Since joining Sugar Land American Legion Post 942, Zamora has participated in a charity events such as a blood drive and a barbecue benefit. He’s also had the opportunity to meet and interact with fellow veterans. “We help the community, and we help each other,” Zamora said. After Zamora graduated from Bellaire High in 1987, he wasn’t sure what to do with his life. He considered that five of his uncles and his grandfather were Marine veterans and thought that joining the Marines would give him the structure and

discipline he was missing. He arrived in San Diego for “13 weeks of Hell” but quickly learned much of what he was looking for. “I had Marine Drill Sergeants yelling at me and telling me to do stuff that I had no idea how to do,” Zamora said. After Boot Camp, Zamora was assigned to the Second Tank Battalion (where he was responsible for installing radios in the tanks) and in early 1991, his unit was deployed to Saudi Arabia. Then-President George H.W. Bush gave Iraqi President Saddam Hussein a warning to withdraw his troops from Kuwait. The Second Tank Battalion entered Kuwait, but Iraqi troops were surrendering by the

thousands, and Hussein agreed to withdraw his troops before Zamora’s unit had arrived. Hussein ordered his troops burn oil fields in Kuwait before they retreated to Iraq. “You could see oil fires — 2 in the afternoon looked like midnight,” Zamora said. Bush declared victory after the Iraqis retreated, but Zamora thinks the Americans should have deposed the dictator at that time — rather than a dozen years later. “It would have been a different war,” Zamora said. “The world was OK with us going in at that time, and we had the manpower and momentum.” Zamora was presented four medals during his

military service, including a Kuwaiti Liberation medal from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He served another year in Okinawa, Japan before retiring from the military. Zamora had an opportunity for a promotion, but he chose returning home to Houston and the city’s Police Academy over becoming a Marine Sergeant and an assignment in Hawaii. “I had been in the Marines for so long — I wanted to open another chapter in my life,” Zamora said. The choice proved to be the right one for Zamora, who met his wife, Debbie, at the Police Academy. Together, they’re raising two teenage sons, including one who may be interested in joining the Marine Corps after he graduates from high school. Zamora said he learned a lot during his time in the military that translates to police work. After nearly two decades in patrol and the gang unit, he’s currently working as a crime analyst. “I already had the discipline mindset as far as the physical part,” Zamora said. “The military experience gives you more awareness on the street and helps with reading people, speaking to people and treating people.”

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Sugar Land Restaurants AFRICAN Mamaput African Cuisine 435 Murphy Rd. #D Stafford, TX 832-539-1436 AMERICAN Live Oak Grill 12935 Dairy Ashford Sugar Land, TX 281-491-5253 Hoggs N Chicks 8817 TX 6 Missouri City, TX 281-778-4644 Brandani’s Restaurant and Wine Bar 3340 FM 1092 #160 Missouri City, TX 832-987-1313 ASIAN Benihana Grill 2579 Town Center Blvd N. 281-565-8888 Cafe’ Goo Goo Yen 1730 Williams Trace Blvd., Suite L 281-277-8383 Chang’s Chinese Restaurant 16100 Kensington Drive 281-325-0176 China King 3338 Highway 6 281-980-8886 Japaneiro’s Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill 2168 Texas Dr. 281-242-1121

Kublai Khan Mongolian Stir-Fry 15830 Southwest Freeway, #200 281-565-7277 Mori Ichi Japanese Sushi 4502 Highway 6 281-325-0628 Panda Express 1401 Highway 6 S 281-277-0856 PF Changs China Bistro 2120 Lone Star Dr. 281-313-8650 Pho Saigon Vietnamese Noodle House 4645 Highway 6 South 281-491-2988 Thai Cottage II 4723 Sweetwater Blvd 281-313-0707 Tony’s Grill 12240 Murphy Road, Ste F 281-564-4022 BAKERY Great Harvest Bread Co. 3344 Highway 6 S 832-9887-3217 La Madeline French Bakery & Café 2675 Town Center Blvd N. 281-494-4400 Parisian Bakery & Sandwiches 203 Dulles Ave 281-969-5477

BAR-B Q Old Hickory Inn Barbecue 3334 FM 1092 Missouri City, TX 281-499-8904 Rudy’s BBQ 20500 Southwest Fwy Richmond, TX 77469 (832) 757-1836 The Swinging Door BBQ 3714 FM 359 Richmond, TX 281-342-4758 Vasos Bar- B- Q 9920 us-90 ALT Sugar Land, TX 281-242-8585 CAJUN Famous Cajun Grill 16535 Southwest Freeway., #480 281-242-1102 Ragin Cajun 16100 Kensington, # 400 281-277-0704 The Rouxpour Restaurant & Bar Sugar Land 2298 Texas Dr. 281-240-7689 CASUAL DINING 9er’s Grill 5870 New Territory Blvd. 281-491-0515 Baker Street Pub & Grill 15970 City Walk Blvd. 713-986-8536 BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 2231 Highway 6 S 281-242-0400

Buffalo Wild Wings 1401 Highway 6 281-313-9464 Café Express 15930 City Walk 281-980-9222 Cheddar’s Casual Café 803 Bonaventure Way 281-242-1035 Cheesecake Factory 16536 Southwest Fwy 281- 313-9500 Chili’s 15355 Southwest Fwy 281-242-5444 Clancy’s Public House 503 FM 359, #118 Richmond 832-847-4390 Denny’s 1422 Highway 6 281-240-0327 Flying Saucer Draught Emporium 15929 City Walk 281-240-7468 Mosset Grille & Wine Bar 14019 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-201-8296 Panera Bread 1928 Highway 6 281-242-7323 Smash Burger 2623 N. Town Center Blvd 281-491-0380 Stadia Grill 2105 Lone Star Dr. 281-265-4889

The Swinging Door at Fort Bend Country Club 2627 FM 762 Richmond, TX 281-341-8434 TGI Friday’s 2515 Twon Center Blvd N 281-494-8400 Willie’s Grill and Ice House 945 Highway 6 S 281-242-2252 FUSION Blu 2248 Texas Dr. 281-903-7324 Nikoz Fusion Grill 16754 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 281-313-0325 INDIAN Bombay Palace Grill & Bar 15295 Southwest Frwy 281-325-0071 Udipi Cafe’ 3551 Highway 6 South 281-313-2700 ITALIAN Carraba’s Italian Grill 2335 Highway 6 S 281-980-4433 Corelli’s Italian Café 3229 Highway 6 S 281-491-8900 Gepetto’s Pizza 15510 Lexington Blvd 281-980-7400

Mia Bella Trattoria 16535 Southwest Freeway, #2510 281-240-5000 Nick’s Italian Restaurant 11511 FM 1464 Richmond, TX 281-277-1331 Olive Garden 5005 Sweetwater Blvd. 281-491-0478 Pepperoni’s First Colony 3721 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX, United States 281.265.5555 LATIN Churrasco’s 1520 Lake Pointe Parkway, #500 832-532-5300 Fernando’s Restaurant 14135 Southwest Fwy 281-494-9087 MEDITERRANEAN Red Oak Grill 203 Century Square Blvd. 281-491-2890 Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill 716 Hwy 6 281-313-3145


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Russo’s New York Pizzaria 6560 Greatwood Parkway, #900 281-545-8100 SALAD Ruggles Green Bistro 15903 City Walk 281-565-1175 Salada 2170 Town Square Place 832-886-4582 Souper Salad 2715 Town center Blvd. N. 281-980-5200 SEAFOOD Fish City Grill 15980 City Walk Blvd 281-494-3474 Floyd’s Cajun Seafood Restaurant 16549 Southwest Freeway 281-240-3474 Pier 36 Seafood & Oyster Bar 1410 E Hwy 90A, #200 Richmond, TX 77406 281-238-4800 Red Lobster 2323 Highway 6 S 281-313-2525

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