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Local students crowned in rodeo arts contests Elkins High School senior Jaydan Kisinger's "Through the Years" was the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art show's Grand Champion. (Photo from Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo)

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Elkins High School senior Jaydan Kisinger can’t remember a time when she didn’t have some sort of art utensil in her hand. Her lifelong passion has helped Kisinger take the top honor in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s 2021 student art competition. The 18-yearold’s painting was named as “Grand Champion” last Sun-

day, after she was named a Class Reserve Champion in 2020. Kisinger’s piece entitled “Through the Years” was crowned out of more than 3,000 pieces of artwork initially submitted for pre-

liminary judging in January. The judges selected 712 pieces of artwork to advance to the next round of judging on Feb. 13, when 72 students were selected to participate in the School Art Auction. “I almost jumped out of my seat before running to the stage, I was just so excited and thrilled. It’s a dream come true, really,” Kisinger said. “I never expected this to happen. Going in, I just wanted to at least get into

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Sherman Batiste wears many hats at Elkins High School. On Monday, he added another feather in his cap. Now in his fourth year working at the school, Batiste was named Fort Bend ISD’s Secondary Teacher of the Year. “I’m not your average teacher,” Batiste said. “If you picture the quintessential teacher in your mind, a picture of me may not pop up. However, I’m a representation of telling kids, “Yeah, teachers wear suits and ties, but they also wear jeans and Jordans.’ And they still do the same thing effectively. It’s just about being good enough at your craft and everything will take care of itself.” The New Orleans native was forced to flee to Texas after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, landing at Marshall High School, where he played football. He went on to attend Texas A&M Kingsville, where he played football and ran for the Javelinas’ track squad. Batiste said he is a proud

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Sugar Land author and illustrator Charlie Beyl, left, interacts with kids during a 2018 visit to Shady Oak Elementary in Richmond. (Contributed photo)

Children's book author shares stories with students By Stefan Modrich SMODRICH@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

Charlie Beyl has taken his work as a designer, illustrator and art director around the country, making stops in

Pennsylvania and Virginia before settling in Texas. When Beyl’s son moved to Sugar Land to work as a Houston Ship Channel pilot in 2015, Beyl soon followed to be closer to his grandchildren.

The author of “My Friend Ben Won’t Share” and “Scout the Mighty Tugboat” recently published a third children’s book, “Little Lunch Truck,”

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FBISD board hopefuls address voters during candidate forum By Stefan Modrich SMODRICH@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

Elkins High School teacher Sherman Batiste was surprised Monday with the honor of being named Fort Bend ISD's Secondary Teacher of the Year. (Photo from Fort Bend ISD Twitter)

Fort Bend ISD is faced with the looming challenge of replacing outgoing Superintendent Charles Dupre, and voters served by the district are tasked with electing two new members to the FBISD Board of Trustees who will be expected to provide their input in hiring a new leader. Nine candidates vying for two seats on the board, Positions 2 and 6, addressed the public and the issues

facing the school district — including how the board is organized and whether or not it should employ taxpayer-funded lobbyists — last Wednesday during a virtual forum hosted by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Early voting is scheduled for April 19-27, and Election Day is May 1. One of the most contentious topics of the forum

came in the form of a question about single-member districts. Addie Heyliger, the Position 6 incumbent who also serves as board president, said she supports singlemember districts for electing trustees, noting that the district has grown in terms of ethnic diversity and population. “Every 10 years, every other local entity actually changes how their lines are

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Markus Mollberg of Sugar Land, at right, is one of the area students that children's book author and illustrator Charlie Beyl has taken under his wing over the last few years. (Contributed photo)

Council candidates discuss city's issues By Stefan Modrich SMODRICH@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

Candidates for two Sugar Land City Council seats gathered to discuss their visions for the city and the challenges facing it in front of an online and in-person audience during a forum last Friday. The event, held at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and The forum featured the Center in Sugar Land and streamed on Facebook Live candidates for District 4 – inand YouTube, was co-hosted by The Ismaili and the Fort Bend Chamber of Com- SEE SUGAR LAND PAGE 15 merce.

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being one of the best opportunities for me because had I not ended up at Fort Bend ISD, I don’t know what my life would be,” Batiste said. The opportunity to teach and coach wide receivers for the Knights’ football team under his mentor and former Marshall coach, Dennis Brantley, and his best friend, Dean Brantley, the quarterback Batiste played alongside with the Buffalos, was a dream come true for the young college graduate. “(Dennis Brantley) believed in me as a kid,” Batiste said. “I didn’t believe I could (succeed) until somebody told me that I would, and that somebody was him.” Batiste said he wants to pass the baton to the next generation out of the gratitude he has for the mentors and leaders of his upbringing. “Oftentimes we put pressure on our kids to be somewhat perfect, or to fit

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money, it’s all for naught.” He also has become an important facilitator of the social development of students who are learning to adapt to new and changing environments before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, just as he had to do to transition from Louisiana to Texas. “I’m the teacher that’s going to make them come out of their shell comfortably,” Batiste said. “I’m going to make them show their personality more and ultimately make them smile, because I want you to leave my classroom more well-rounded and better than when you came. You won’t be perfect when you leave my room, but you’ll be better than when you came, and that’s my motivation.” Batiste said he hopes to be a role model for Black students and inspire people of all backgrounds to become teachers to increase representation among the many different ethnic groups that call Fort Bend County home. “It doesn’t have to always be about athletics or just academics,” Batiste said. “We can be well-rounded at everything and successful at everything. And hopefully everybody who crosses Fort Bend ISD can have an experience with every color, every race, and every sex of teacher that there is.”


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City of Missouri City Attn: Purchasing Office/Public Works –IFB No. 21-326 Chemicals for use in Surface Water Treatment Plant 1522 Texas Parkway Missouri City, Texas 77489

City of Missouri City Attn: Purchasing Office/Public Works –IFB No. 21-323, Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCL) 10% for Surface Water Treatment Plant 1522 Texas Parkway Missouri City, Texas 77489

Prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Until final award of the contract, the City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive irregularities or technicalities, to re-advertise, or proceed to do the work otherwise when in the best interests of the City. No bid may be withdrawn during the 60 days following the bid opening date.

ESTATE SALES

Estate Sale

A P R I L 1 6 TH/ A P R I L 1 7 TH 1139 Knoll Crest Ct Sugar Land, Texas

8am - 4pm

Adjustable bed, office desk and credenza, freezer, refrigerator, washer dryer, kitchenaid, rainbow vacuum cleaner, Singer sewing machine, couch, table chairs, tools, yard equipment, albums, cds and much more.

LEGALS Drymalla Construction is requesting proposals from qualified SBE and SBA-8A subcontractors for the Fort Bend ISD New Elementary School #54. Certifications from the following agencies are approved by Fort Bend ISD: Port of Houston Authority SBE Certification, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) SBE Certification, City of Houston SBE Certification and Small Business A-SBA-8A. Drymalla Construction will be accepting bids for this project until 1:30, 4-13-21 via email at bids@drymalla.com, or by fax 979-732-3663. Direct all questions regarding this project to Seth Smith no later than 4-17-21 at 10:00 am either by phone at 979-732-5731 or bids@drymalla.com.

CITY OF MISSOURI CITY

CITY OF MISSOURI CITY 21-325 IFB for Citric Acid 50% and Sodium Permanganate 40% for Surface Water Treatment Plant Commodity Code: 885-00 A non-mandatory Pre-Bid meeting will be held on April 19, 2021, @10:00 A.M Central, 1522 Texas Parkway. Missouri City, TX 77489, 2nd Floor Conference Room. Responses must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Responses must be delivered to the attention of: City of Missouri City Attn: Purchasing Office/Public Works –IFB No. 21-325 Citric Acid 50% and Sodium Permanganate 40% for Surface Water Treatment Plant 1522 Texas Parkway Missouri City, Texas 77489 Prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Until final award of the contract, the City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive irregularities or technicalities, to re-advertise, or proceed to do the work otherwise when in the best interests of the City. No bid may be withdrawn during the 60 days following the bid opening date.

CITY OF MISSOURI CITY 21-324 IFB for Chlorine Gas for Wastewater and Groundwater Treatment Plants Commodity Code: 885-00

Prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Until final award of the contract, the City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive irregularities or technicalities, to re-advertise, or proceed to do the work otherwise when in the best interests of the City. No bid may be withdrawn during the 60 days following the bid opening date.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CHANGE IN ZONING FROM INTERIM STANDARD SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1-I) TO STANDARD SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1) AND ZERO LOT LINE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1Z) FOR THE NEW TERRITORY COMMUNITY City Council Public Hearing 5:30 p.m., May 04, 2021, City of Sugar Land City Council Chamber, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, hosted via live stream at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/1238/SLTV-16-LiveVideo or https://www.youtube.com/sugarlandtxgov/live, and Sugar Land Comcast Subscribers can also tune-in on Channel 16 to hear all persons interested in the proposed change in zoning for the New Territory Community located West of the Telfair Development, South of US 90-A, East of Alcorn Bayou, and North of the Brazos River. The agenda item for this meeting will be placed on the City of Sugar Land website at www.sugarlandtx. gov under “Meeting Agendas” City Council no later than Friday, April 30, 2021. Request details or provide feedback on the proposed change in Zoning online at www.sugarlandtx.gov/PublicHearingComment or contact City of Sugar Land Planning Department at (281) 275-2218. As of the date of this publication (April 14, 2021) the Centers for Disease Control recommends socialdistancing and the avoidance of large and small gatherings in public spaces in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. As a result, the City of Sugar Land has elected to conduct this meeting online. Members of the public wishing to view the meeting live may do so at the links above. Members of the public desiring to make comments during the public hearing may submit their written comments to the Office of City Secretary (citysec@sugarlandtx.gov). Comments should reference the hearing in the subject line, must be received by 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 04, 2021, then will be read into the record during the public hearing. Members of the public desiring to make their comments during the published date and time of the public hearing must e-mail (citysec@sugarlandtx.gov) or call ((281) 275-2730) the Office of the City Secretary by 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 04, 2021 to register and receive instructions for direct participation during the hearing. Should the Centers for Disease Control, and/or the prevailing appropriate authority, lift the restrictions related to social-distancing and the avoidance of large and small gatherings in public spaces prior to 72 hours of the date of the public hearings, the City of Sugar Land will provide notice to the public on the City Council meeting agenda at www.sugarlandtx.gov under “Meeting Agendas.” VICINITY MAP:

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid meeting will be held on April 19, 2021, @10:00 A.M Central, 1522 Texas Parkway. Missouri City, TX 77489, 2nd Floor Conference Room. Responses must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the IFB name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Responses must be delivered to the attention of: City of Missouri City Attn: Purchasing Office/Public Works –IFB No. 21-324 Chlorine Gas for Wastewater and Groundwater Treatment Plants 1522 Texas Parkway Missouri City, Texas 77489 Prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Until final award of the contract, the City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive irregularities or technicalities, to re-advertise, or proceed to do the work otherwise when in the best interests of the City. No bid may be withdrawn during the 60 days following the bid opening date.

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Be change you wish to see this election cycle If you’re weary about election fatigue after the first quarter of 2021 and the slog of a year that was 2020, you’re not alone. While COVID-19 cases continue to plummet as the number of shots in arms increases, there is still plenty of anxiety as we look to get over the hump and out of the woods for good. But beyond that, there’s been a lot going on this spring that we’ve been following since before the start of the new year. For those of you who value local control and having a say and a direct impact in choosing who will participate in meetings as an elected official at your city council or school board meetings,

Stefan Modrich

this is your time to shine. Missouri City voters have a series of ballot propositions to decide on, including a potential increase of term lengths from two years to four and whether to place a limit of three consecutive terms. It’s not my place to sway you to vote for specific policy positions, though our election coverage breaks down the most

important issues facing Fort Bend ISD voters. We previously covered the Stafford MSD field of candidates and Stafford City Council race. The other day, I had an engaging and thoughtful conversation with Sherman Batiste, an Elkins High School teacher who was recently awarded by Fort Bend ISD as its Secondary Teacher of the Year. We reported that good news on the front of this week’s paper. I would only add that Batiste, a Louisiana transplant-turned Marshall graduate who overcame the trauma of fleeing New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and also cleaned up his act after being suspended from

school, is a great example of the type of teacher we should empower in all of our local schools. Our systems should be optimized in the best way to make it most effective for them to do their jobs Batiste repeated the famous Mahathma Gandhi saying, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” as one of the driving forces that helped him turn around his life. And he comes to work feeling so grateful for the opportunities he has to educate and coach on the Elkins Knights football team that sometimes, it doesn’t feel like work to him. This is the spirit of public service at its best,

whether it comes from an elected official or not. And over the course of listening to our candidates engage in constructive, civil and thoughtful discussions about the future of the entities they govern and how to work with the many stakeholders they serve to solve incredibly difficult challenges, it gave me a sense of renewed optimism Based on the responses given most often by candidates, those running for office seem to think that people with a variety of backgrounds and skillsets to solve problems like the COVID-19 pandemic and economic disruption, and a penchant for innova-

tion, have what it takes to succeed in the roles they hope to attain. And it seems, too, that many of you voters who have been listening and watching attentively have been eager to weigh in on topics that are of great interest to you, your children, your friends and your neighbors. You can make your voice heard during the early voting period from April 19-27 or on Election Day, which is May 1. But we also will be looking to continue connecting with you. Drop us a line at editor@fortbendstar.com or DM us @FortBendStar on Twitter and Facebook.

Richmond man charged in Medicare fraud scheme By Landan Kuhlmann LKUHLMANN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

A Richmond home healthcare owner has been arrested and charged with making false statements in an attempt to defraud Medicare, according to a Monday news release from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ said 60-yearold Paul Njoku was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday afternoon. The five-count indictment against Njoku alleges that he made false statements relating to healthcare matters by copying and pasting doctor and nurse signatures onto patient paperwork. According to the DOJ, Njoku owned and operated Opnet Healthcare Services Inc., doing business as P&P Healthcare Services. The DOJ said

Njoku allegedly falsified patient treatment notes and home health certification paperwork by allegedly copying and pasting the signatures of a doctor and a nurse after Medicare made requests

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The passing of Andrew (Andy) Fellinger on March 27, 2021 @ 1:45 PM @ Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land, TX. Andy owned and operated Andrew and Company. Andrew & Company recruited some of the best local talent in real estate. Andy would rather work 7 days a week than take some time off to enjoy himself. Ted Fellinger his brother was not able to be with Andy at the hospital due to Covid 19 virus. Andy passed from Pneumonia. After 3 grueling years of medical

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Worship Directory FORT BEND COUNT Y

BAPTIST CHURCH

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994

events Andy is finally at peace. Andy wishes were that no Memorial Service to be held.

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2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 John Strader , Senior Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:45 am 6:00 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm AWANA/Youth www.hbctx.org METHODIST CHURCH

CHURCH OF CHRIST

STAFFORD CHURCH OF CHRIST • 281-499-2507 402 Stafford Run Rd. -Stafford, 77477 SUNDAY: Worship: 10:30 a.m. www.staffordchurchofchrist.org

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

CHRIST CHURCH SUGAR LAND • 281-980-6888

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-240-3195

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

502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Reverend Dr. Fred Seay, Pastor Sunday Worship In Person 11:00 am / Nursery Available Worship Online on YouTube www.fpcsl.org

EPISCOPAL

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH • 281-499-9602 605 Dulles Avenue, Stafford, TX 77477 SUNDAY: 10:15 am Worship Rite Two www.allsaintsstafford.org

For questions, call us at 281-690-4200 or email to : Jsazma@fortbendstar.com

Scripture of the week

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:19:

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Area softball teams flex offensive muscles By Landan Kuhlmann

Baseball Logan Abadie, Joseph Binder, Jacob Binder and Kopeland Jones had multiple hits for the Elkins Knights in their 6-3 win over Austin on April 7, with Jacob Binder’s three hits leading the way and Joseph Binder driving in two runs. Abadie also had two hits and two RBIs for the Knights (12-7-1, 6-2) in a 54 win over George Ranch on April 9. Logan Witt had two hits for Austin in the aforementioned loss to Elkins on April 9. The Marshall Buffalos picked up their first two wins of the season last week, beating Hightower 6-4 on April 7 and taking down Willowridge 16-4 on April 10. The Hurricanes rebounded from that loss to Marshall with a 9-2 win in the April 9 rematch.

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Whether it came in a winning or losing effort, many local high school softball teams put on displays of offensive firepower during the last week. From long home runs to walk-off hits, standout individual performances filled up box scores. The Travis Lady Tigers had two run-rule victories last week, improving to 9-2 both overall and in District 20-6A. Kennedy Clark had three hits including a home run in a 16-0 win over Bush on April 6, while Lauryn Garza (3 for 4, two doubles) and Maddie Morris (three hits, four RBIs) also had strong games. Ariel Kowalewski went 3 for 4 with two triples and a homer in a 14-0 win over Dulles on April 9, while Clark had two more hits. Six players drove in multiple runs for the Ridge Point Lady Panthers in their 16-1 win over Dulles on April 6, with Nohea Anderson leading the way with three RBIs. Kaila Correa had four RBIs for Ridge Point (18-7, 9-2) on April 9 in a 12-4 win over George Ranch, while Reagan Green and Malyn Simmons had three hits and two RBIs apiece. Maggie Evans drove in four runs for the Elkins Lady Knights in a 21-5 win over Clements on April 6, while Lauren Goodrich had

Dulles' Maya Salinas holds a home run ball after a March 30 game against Bush. Salinas homered twice in a loss to Elkins on April 9. (Photo from Dulles Softball Twitter)

a walk-off hit to cap off a four-run seventh inning for the Lady Knights in a 20-19 win over Dulles on April 9. The perfect week moved Elkins to 8-12 overall and 6-5 in 20-6A.

Freshman Maya Salinas had four hits (two homers, two doubles) and five RBIs for Dulles (5-10, 3-7) in the aforementioned loss to Elkins, while Kreese Johnson had three hits and four

RBIs. Kellan Ton and Evy Lozano also had three hits apiece. Two Kempner Lady Cougars pitchers combined to no-hit Marshall in a 19-0 win on April 9.

Last Week’s Scores BASEBALL April 6 District 24-5A Marshall 6, Hightower 4 Kempner 4, Richmond Foster 3 Rosenberg Terry 16, Willowridge 0 April 7 District 20-6A Elkins 6, Austin 3 Clements 4, Bush 1 District 24-5A Hightower 9, Marshall 2 April 9 District 20-6A Travis 6, Austin 1

Elkins 5, George Ranch 4 Dulles 12, Bush 1 District 24-5A Hightower 9, Marshall 2 Richmond Foster 16, Kempner 5 Rosenberg Terry 25, Willowridge 0 District 25-4A Needville 10, Stafford 0 April 10 District 24-5A Marshall 16, Willowridge 4 Richmond Foster 10, Hightower 2

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SOFTBALL April 6 District 20-6A Travis 16, Bush 0 Elkins 21, Clements 5 Ridge Point 16, Dulles 1 George Ranch 4, Austin

District 24-5A Kempner 9, Rosenberg Terry 4 Fulshear 11, Hightower 0 District 25-4A Stafford 24, La Marque 0 April 9 District 20-6A Austin 14, Bush 2 Travis 14, Clements 0 Elkins 20, Dulles 19 Ridge Point 12, George Ranch 4 District 24-5A Kempner 19, Marshall 0 Rosenberg Terry 7, Hightower 3 District 25-4A Sweeny 16, Stafford 0 April 10 District 24-5A Hightower 16, Marshall 1 Richmond Foster 11, Kempner 1

Fort Bend County Early Voting Schedule May 1, 2021 City/School/MUD Election Programa de votación anticipada del condado de Fort Bend 1 de mayo del 2021 Elección Ciudad / Escuela / MUD Hours (Horas)

Early Voting Location

Chasewood Clubhouse - 7622 Chasewood Drive, Missouri City Cinco Ranch Library - 2620 Commercial Center Drive, Katy Commonwealth Clubhouse - 4330 Knightsbridge Blvd, Sugar Land Fort Bend County Road & Bridge - 3743 School Street, Needville Fort Bend ISD Admin Building - 16431 Lexington, Sugar Land Jacks Conference Center - 3232 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land Four Corners Community Center -15700 Old Richmond Rd, Sugar Land Fulshear High School - 9302 Charger Way, Fulshear George Memorial Library - 1001 Golfview Dr, Richmond Greatwood Community & Rec Center - 7225 Greatwood Pkwy, Sugar Land Hightower High School - 3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City James Bowie Middle School - 700 Plantation Dr, Richmond James Reese Career & Technical Center - 12300 University Blvd, Sugar Land Kroger’s Riverstone (Community Room) - 18861 University Blvd, Sugar Land Lost Creek Park Conference Center - 3703 Lost Creek Blvd, Sugar Land Missouri City Community Center - 1522 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City Quail Valley Fund Office - 3603 Glenn Lakes, Missouri City Richmond Water Maintenance Facility - 110 N. 8th St, Richmond Sienna Annex Community Room - 5855 Sienna Springs Way, Missouri City Stafford City Hall - 2610 Main Street, Stafford Sugar Land Branch Library - 550 Eldridge, Sugar Land Sugar Land City Hall - 2700 Town Center Blvd, Sugar Land

Fort Bend County Condado de Fort Bend COUNTYWIDE POLLING PLACE Beck Jr. High School Bowie Middle School (West Entrance) Briarchase Missionary Bapt Church Chasewood Clubhouse Cinco Ranch Library Clements High School Commonwealth Clubhouse Crockett Middle School Eagle Heights Church Fort Bend ISD Admin Building Four Corners Community Center Fulshear High School Garcia Middle School George Bush High School George Memorial Library Greatwood Community & Rec Center Hightower High School Hunters Glen Elementary School Imperial Park Recreation Center Jacks (First Colony) Conference Center James Reese Career & Technical Center Kempner High School Kroger's Riverstone (Community Room) Lake Olympia Marina Clubhouse Lantern Lane Elementary School Lexington Creek Elementary School Lost Creek Conference Center Meadows Place City Hall Mission Bend Branch Library Missouri City Baptist Church Missouri City Community Center Missouri City Parks & Recreation M.R. Massey Admin. Building Mustang Community Center Pinnacle Senior Center Quail Valley Elementary School QV Fund Office Richmond Water Maintenance Facility Ridge Point High School Ridgegate Community Association

Monday-Friday April 19-23, 2021 (lunes-viernes) (abril 19-23, 2021)

Saturday April 24, 2021 (sábado) (abril 24, 2021)

Sunday April 25, 2021 (domingo) (abril 25, 2021)

Monday-Tuesday April 26-27, 2021 (lunes- martess) (abril 26 -27, 2021)

8:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m.

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CLOSED (Cerrado)

7:00 a.m. To 7:00 p.m.

Election Day Vote Centers centros de votacion del dia de las elecciones Voting Location Main Room Main Hallway by Gym Fellowship hall Level 1 (Clubhouse Facility) Conference Room Auditorium Lobby main room Clubhouse "Sprint Room" PAC lobby Gym Area Gym Foyer Large Meeting Room, 1st Floor Main room Front Lobby Gym Meeting Room Main Room Main Room Side hallway thru student parking lot Community Room Ballroom cafeteria Gymnasium Main Room Council Chambers Meeting Room Multipurpose Building Main Room Main Room Event Space Classroom Multi-purpose Room Main Room Board Room 1st room to the right Main Room Main Room

ADDRESS 5200 S Fry Rd 700 Plantation Dr 16000 Blue Ridge Rd 7622 Chasewood Dr 2620 Commercial Center Dr 4200 Elkins Dr 4330 Knightsbridge Blvd 19001 Beechnut 16718 West Bellfort 16431 Austin Parkway 15700 Old Richmond Rd 9302 Charger Way 18550 Old Richmond Rd 6707 FM 1464 1001 Golfview Dr 7225 Greatwood Pkway 3333 Hurricane Lane 695 Independence Blvd 234 Matlage Way 3232 Austin Parkway 12300 University Blvd 14777 Voss Rd 18861 University Blvd 180 Island Blvd 3323 Mission Valley Dr 2335 Dulles Ave 3703 Lost Creek Blvd One Troyan Dr 8421 Addicks Clodine Rd 16816 Quail Park Dr 1522 Texas Parkway 2701 Cypress Point Dr 1570 Rabb Road 4521 FM 521 5525#C Hobby Road 3500 Quail Village Dr 3603 Glenn Lakes 110 N. 8th St 500 Waters Lake Blvd 5855 W. Ridgecreek Dr

May 1, 2021 1 de Mayo de 2021 CITY KATY RICHMOND MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY KATY SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND RICHMOND, TX RICHMOND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND FULSHEAR SUGAR LAND RICHMOND RICHMOND SUGAR LAND MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY SUGAR LAND MEADOWS PLACE HOUSTON MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY FRESNO FRESNO HOUSTON MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY RICHMOND MISSOURI CITY HOUSTON

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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION TO ALL THE DULY QUALIFIED, RESIDENT ELECTORS OF CITY OF SUGAR LAND: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND, TEXAS, ON THE 1ST DAY OF MAY, 2021, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE: ORDINANCE NO. 2222 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND, TEXAS, CALLING AN ELECTION FOR SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021 TO ELECT A COUNCIL MEMBER TO SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT ONE, TWO, THREE, AND FOUR; PROVIDING FOR EARLY VOTING AND FOR NOTICE OF THE ELECTION; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE ELECTION. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND, TEXAS: SECTION 1. THAT UNDER SECTION 3.004 OF THE ELECTION CODE, IT ORDERS AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING FOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS TO DISTRICTS 1, 2, 3, AND 4. SECTION 2. ELECTION PRECINCTS, VOTING LOCATIONS AND VOTING HOURS ON ELECTION DAY. THE VOTING LOCATION FOR VOTING ON ELECTION DAY FOR EACH CITY ELECTION PRECINCT SHALL BE AS SET FORTH IN PUBLISHING THE NOTICE OF ELECTION IN THE FORT BEND STAR NO LATER THAN APRIL 21, 2021 AND INCORPORATE THEREIN COUNTYWIDE ELECTION DAY CENTERS, OR AT SUCH OTHER LOCATIONS AS HEREAFTER MAY BE DESIGNATED BY THE COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR AS SET FORTH IN EXHIBIT B. ON ELECTION DAY THE POLLS SHALL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. SECTION 3. EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS, DATES AND TIMES. EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE FOR ALL ELECTION PRECINCTS SHALL BE HELD AT THE LOCATIONS, AT THE TIMES AND ON THE DAYS SET FORTH IN EXHIBIT A, OR AT SUCH OTHER LOCATIONS AS HEREAFTER MAY BE DESIGNATED BY THE COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR. THE COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR, JOHN OLDHAM, IS HEREBY DESIGNATED AS THE EARLY VOTING CLERK. APPLICATIONS FOR BALLOTS TO BE VOTED BY MAIL SHOULD BE MAILED TO: FORT BEND COUNTY ELECTIONS ATTENTION: JOHN OLDHAM 301 JACKSON ST. RICHMOND, TX 77469 OR YOU MAY FAX YOUR SIGNED APPLICATION TO 281-341-4418. SECTION 4. JOINT ELECTION. THAT JOHN OLDHAM, ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR OF FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS, WILL ACT AS CONTRACTING OFFICER AND WILL APPOINT ELECTION JUDGES, ALTERNATE JUDGES AND CLERKS AS DESCRIBED IN THE JOINT ELECTION AGREEMENT AND CONTRACT FOR ELECTION SERVICES BETWEEN COUNTY OF FORT BEND, CITY OF SUGAR LAND, AND OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. SECTION 5. APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION OFFICERS. PRIOR TO ELECTION DAY, THE ELECTION JUDGES, ALTERNATE JUDGES, CLERKS AND OTHER PERSONNEL NECESSARY FOR CONDUCTING THE ELECTION WILL BE APPOINTED BY THE COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR, AND THE ELECTION JUDGES AND ALTERNATE JUDGES MAY BE CHANGED AND THE POLLING PLACES MAY BE COMBINED FOR SOME PRECINCTS, PURSUANT TO DECISIONS OF THE COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR. THE COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING THE CENTRAL COUNTING STATION FOR THE BALLOTS CAST IN SUCH ELECTION AND APPOINTING THE PERSONNEL NECESSARY FOR SUCH STATION. THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY AUTHORIZES THE CITY SECRETARY TO APPOINT ANY SUCH OTHER OFFICIALS NOT DESIGNATED HEREIN OR APPOINTED BY THE COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR AS ARE NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE TO CONDUCT THE ELECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ELECTION CODE. SECTION 6. NOTICE OF ELECTION. NOTICE OF THE ELECTION, IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH, STATING IN SUBSTANCE THE CONTENTS OF THIS ORDINANCE, SHALL BE (I) PUBLISHED ON THE SAME DAY IN EACH OF TWO SUCCESSIVE WEEKS IN A NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION WITHIN THE CITY TERRITORY, WITH THE FIRST PUBLICATION TO BE NOT EARLIER THAN THE THIRTIETH (30TH) DAY OR LATER THAN THE FOURTEENTH (14TH) DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION; (II) POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD USED BY THE CITY COUNCIL TO POST NOTICES OF MEETINGS NO LATER THAN THE TWENTY-FIRST (21ST) DAY BEFORE THE DATE OF THE ELECTION; AND (III) POSTED, NOT LATER THAN THE TWENTY-FIRST (21ST) DAY BEFORE THE DATE OF THE ELECTION, IN THREE (3) PUBLIC PLACES WITHIN THE CITY AND AT CITY HALL. SECTION 7. CONDUCT OF ELECTION. SAID ELECTION SHALL BE HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ELECTION CODE AS AMENDED, INCLUDING CHAPTER 272 OF THE CODE PERTAINING TO BILINGUAL REQUIREMENTS. SECTION 8. VOTING SYSTEM. VOTING AT THE ELECTION, INCLUDING EARLY VOTING, WILL BE BY USE OF THE COUNTY ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE. SECTION 9. CANVASS. THE OFFICIAL CANVASS WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AT A CITY COUNCIL MEETING BETWEEN MAY 4, 2021 AND MAY 12, 2021. UNDER ARTICLE II SEC 2.01 (D) OF THE CITY CHARTER, THE PERSONS ELECTED SHALL TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE AND BEGIN THEIR DUTIES AT THE MEETING AT WHICH THE CITY COUNCIL DECLARES THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION. SECTION 10. RUN-OFF ELECTION. IF NEEDED, A RUN-OFF ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 12, 2021. ADOPTED ON FIRST CONSIDERATION ON FEBRUARY 2, 2021, UNDER ARTICLE II OF THE CITY CHARTER. NOTICE OF SUCH ELECTION IS GIVEN BY POSTING A SUBSTANTIAL COPY OF THIS ELECTION NOTICE, IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH, AT CITY HALL AND THREE OTHER PLACES IN THE CITY, NOT LESS THAN FOURTEEN DAYS NOR MORE THAN THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE SET FOR THE ELECTION; AND A SUBSTANTIAL COPY OF THIS ELECTION NOTICE, IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH, PUBLISHED ON THE SAME DAY IN EACH OF TWO SUCCESSIVE WEEKS IN A NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION PUBLISHED IN THE CITY, THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION BEING NOT MORE THAN THIRTY DAYS AND NOT LESS THAN FOURTEEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE SET FOR THE ELECTION.

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AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES A TODOS LOS ELECTORES RESIDENTES DEBIDAMENTE CALIFICADOS DE LA CIUDAD DE SUGAR LAND: POR LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICA QUE SE LLEVARÁ A CABO UNA ELECCIÓN EN LA CIUDAD DE SUGAR LAND, TEXAS, EL 1 DE MAYO DE 2021, DE CONFORMIDAD CON LA SIGUIENTE ORDENANZA: ORDENANZA N.º 2222 ORDENANZA DE LA CIUDAD DE SUGAR LAND, TEXAS, POR LA QUE SE CONVOCA A UNA ELECCIÓN QUE SE LLEVARÁ A CABO EL SÁBADO 1 DE MAYO DE 2021 CON EL FIN DE ELEGIR A UN MIEMBRO DEL AYUNTAMIENTO PARA LOS DISTRITOS UNINOMINALES UNO, DOS, TRES Y CUATRO, ESTABLECER LA VOTACIÓN ANTICIPADA Y EL AVISO DE ELECCIONES, Y DISPONER DE OTROS ASUNTOS PERTINENTES A LA ELECCIÓN. EL AYUNTAMIENTO DE SUGAR LAND, TEXAS, ORDENA LOS SIGUIENTE: SECCIÓN 1. QUE DE CONFORMIDAD CON LA SECCIÓN 3.004 DEL CÓDIGO ELECTORAL, SE ORDENE LA REALIZACIÓN DE UNA ELECCIÓN EL SÁBADO 1 DE MAYO DE 2021, CON EL FIN DE ELEGIR A CUATRO MIEMBROS DEL AYUNTAMIENTO PARA LOS DISTRITOS 1, 2, 3 Y 4. SECCIÓN 2. DISTRITOS ELECTORALES, LUGARES DE VOTACIÓN Y HORARIOS DE VOTACIÓN EL DÍA DE LA ELECCIÓN. LOS LUGARES DE VOTACIÓN PARA SUFRAGAR EL DÍA DE LA ELECCIÓN EN CADA ZONA ELECTORAL DE LA CIUDAD SERÁN AQUELLOS QUE SE ESTABLEZCAN AL PUBLICAR EL AVISO DE ELECCIONES EN EL PERIÓDICO FORT BEND STAR ANTES DEL 21 DE ABRIL DE 2021, EN EL CUAL TAMBIÉN FIGURARÁN LOS CENTROS DEL CONDADO PARA EL DÍA DE LA ELECCIÓN, O BIEN LOS LUGARES QUE DESIGNE POSTERIORMENTE EL ADMINISTRADOR ELECTORAL DEL CONDADO DE ACUERDO CON LO ESTIPULADO EN EL ANEXO B. EN EL DÍA DE LA ELECCIÓN, SE PODRÁ VOTAR DESDE LAS 7:00 A. M. HASTA LAS 7:00 P. M. SECCIÓN 3. LUGARES, FECHAS Y HORARIOS PARA LA VOTACIÓN ANTICIPADA. LA VOTACIÓN ANTICIPADA POR PRESENTACIÓN PERSONAL EN TODAS LAS ZONAS ELECTORALES SE LLEVARÁ A CABO EN LOS LUGARES, LOS HORARIOS Y LOS DÍAS ESTABLECIDOS EN EL ANEXO A O BIEN EN LOS LUGARES QUE POSTERIORMENTE DESIGNE EL ADMINISTRADOR ELECTORAL DEL CONDADO. JOHN OLDHAM, EL ADMINISTRADOR ELECTORAL DEL CONDADO, ES POR ESTE MEDIO DESIGNADO COMO EL FUNCIONARIO DE VOTACIÓN TEMPRANA. LAS SOLICITUDES DE VOTOS PARA SER ENVIADOS POR CORREO POSTAL SE DEBERÁN ENVIAR A: ELECCIONES DEL CONDADO FORT BEND ATENCIÓN A: JOHN OLDHAM 301 JACKSON ST. RICHMOND, TX 77469 O TAMBIÉN PUEDE ENVIAR POR FAX SU SOLICITUD FIRMADA AL 281-341-4418. SECCIÓN 4. ELECCIÓN CONJUNTA. QUE JOHN OLDHAM, ADMINISTRADOR ELECTORAL DEL CONDADO DE FORT BEND, TEXAS, SE DESEMPEÑE COMO FUNCIONARIO CONTRATADO Y DESIGNE A LOS JUECES ELECTORALES, LOS JUECES SUPLENTES Y LOS FUNCIONARIOS QUE SE DESCRIBEN EN EL ACUERDO DE ELECCIÓN CONJUNTA Y EL CONTRATO PARA SERVICIOS ELECTORALES ENTRE LA CIUDAD DE SUGAR LAND DEL CONDADO DE FORT BEND Y DEMÁS SUBDIVISIONES POLÍTICAS. SECCIÓN 5. DESIGNACIÓN DE FUNCIONARIOS ELECTORALES. PREVIO AL DÍA DE LA ELECCIÓN, EL ADMINISTRADOR ELECTORAL DEL CONDADO DESIGNARÁ A LOS JUECES ELECTORALES, A LOS JUECES ALTERNATIVOS, A LOS FUNCIONARIOS Y DEMÁS PERSONAL NECESARIO PARA LLEVAR A CABO LA ELECCIÓN; ASÍ MISMO, SE PUEDEN CAMBIAR LOS JUECES ELECTORALES Y LOS JUECES ALTERNATIVOS; LOS LUGARES DE LA VOTACIÓN PUEDEN COMBINARSE EN ALGUNOS RECINTOS, CONFORME A LAS DECISIONES DEL ADMINISTRADOR ELECTORAL DEL CONDADO. EL ADMINISTRADOR ELECTORAL DEL CONDADO SERÁ RESPONSABLE DE ESTABLECER LA ESTACIÓN CENTRAL DE RECUENTO DE LOS VOTOS EMITIDOS EN DICHA ELECCIÓN Y DE LA DESIGNACIÓN DEL PERSONAL NECESARIO EN ESA ESTACIÓN. EL AYUNTAMIENTO DE LA CIUDAD POR ESTE MEDIO AUTORIZA AL SECRETARIO DE LA CIUDAD PARA QUE DESIGNE A CUALESQUIERA OTROS FUNCIONARIOS QUE AQUÍ NO HAYA DESIGNADO O NOMBRADO EL ADMINISTRADOR ELECTORAL DEL CONDADO, SEGÚN RESULTEN NECESARIOS PARA CELEBRAR LA ELECCIÓN, DE CONFORMIDAD CON EL CÓDIGO ELECTORAL. SECCIÓN 6. AVISO DE ELECCIONES. EL AVISO DE ELECCIONES, EN INGLÉS Y ESPAÑOL, EN EL CUAL SE ESTABLEZCA DE MANERA RESUMIDA EL CONTENIDO DE LA PRESENTE ORDENANZA DEBERÁ (I) PUBLICARSE EL MISMO DÍA EN CADA UNA DE LAS DOS SEMANAS POSTERIORES EN UN PERIÓDICO DE CIRCULACIÓN GENERAL DENTRO DEL TERRITORIO DE LA CIUDAD Y LA PRIMERA PUBLICACIÓN NO DEBE SER ANTERIOR AL DÍA TREINTA (30) NI POSTERIOR AL DÍA CATORCE (14) ANTES DE LA ELECCIÓN; (II) PUBLICARSE EN EL TABLERO DE ANUNCIOS QUE UTILICE AL AYUNTAMIENTO DE LA CIUDAD PARA DIVULGAR AVISOS DE ASAMBLEAS ANTES DEL VIGÉSIMO PRIMER (21.ER) DÍA ANTERIOR A LA FECHA DE LA ELECCIÓN Y (III) PUBLICARSE, ANTES DEL VIGÉSIMO PRIMER (21.ER) DÍA ANTERIOR A LA FECHA DE LA ELECCIÓN EN TRES (3) LUGARES PÚBLICOS DENTRO DE LA CIUDAD Y EN EL AYUNTAMIENTO. SECCIÓN 7. CELEBRACIÓN DE LA ELECCIÓN. LA ELECCIÓN SE LLEVARÁ A CABO DE ACUERDO CON EL CÓDIGO ELECTORAL Y SUS ENMIENDAS, INCLUIDO EL CAPÍTULO 272 DEL CÓDIGO EN LO QUE REFIERE A LOS REQUISITOS BILINGÜES. SECCIÓN 8. SISTEMA DE VOTACIÓN. LA VOTACIÓN EN LA ELECCIÓN, INCLUIDA LA VOTACIÓN ANTICIPADA, SE EFECTUARÁ MEDIANTE EL USO DEL SISTEMA ELECTORAL ELECTRÓNICO DEL CONDADO QUE HA SIDO APROBADO POR LA SECRETARÍA DE ESTADO. SECCIÓN 9. ESCRUTINIO. EL AYUNTAMIENTO DE LA CIUDAD REALIZARÁ EL ESCRUTINIO OFICIAL EN UNA ASAMBLEA QUE TENDRÁ LUGAR ENTRE EL 4 DE MAYO DE 2021 Y EL 12 DE MAYO DE 2021. SEGÚN LA SECCIÓN 2.01(D) DEL ARTÍCULO II DE LOS ESTATUTOS DE LA CIUDAD, LAS PERSONAS ELEGIDAS DEBERÁN PRESTAR JURAMENTO AL CARGO Y COMENZAR A CUMPLIR CON SUS OBLIGACIONES EN LA ASAMBLEA EN LA QUE EL AYUNTAMIENTO DE LA CIUDAD DECLARE LOS RESULTADOS DE LAS ELECCIONES. SECCIÓN 10. SEGUNDA VUELTA. DE SER NECESARIO, SE LLEVARÁ A CABO UNA SEGUNDA VUELTA, LA CUAL SE CELEBRARÁ EL 12 DE JUNIO DE 2021. ADOPTADA EN SU PRIMERA DELIBERACIÓN EL 2 DE FEBRERO DE 2021 EN VIRTUD DEL ARTÍCULO II DE LOS ESTATUTOS DE LA CIUDAD. (ESTE DECRETO DE TAL ELECCIÓN CONSTITUIRÁ UN AVISO DE ELECCIÓN Y SE FIJARÁ EN EL TABLÓN DEL AYUNTAMIENTO Y TAMBIÉN EN TRES OTROS LUGARES EN LA CUIDAD EN INGLES Y EN ESPAÑOL NO MENOS DE CATORCE DÍAS NI MÁS DE TREINTA DÍAS ANTES DE LA FECHA FIJADA PARA LA ELECCIÓN; Y UNA COPIA SUSTANCIAL DE ESTE DECRETO DE LA ELECCIÓN SERÁ PUBLICADA EN INGLES Y EN ESPAÑOL EN EL MISMO DÍA EN CADA UNA DE DOS SEMANAS SUCESIVAS EN UN PERIÓDICO PUBLICADO EN LA CIUDAD DE CIRCULACIÓN GENERAL NO MÁS TEMPRANO QUE 30 DÍAS NI MÁS TARDE QUE 14 DÍAS ANTES DEL DÍA DE LA ELECCIÓN.) EMITIDO ESTE DÍA 14TH DE ABRIL, 2021.

FORT BEND COUNTY EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE MAY 1, 2021 JOINT ELECTION PROGRAMA DE VOTACIÓN ANTICIPADA DEL CONDADO DE FORT BEND 1 DE MAYO DEL 2021 ELECCIÓN CONJUNTA

Hours (Horas)

Early Voting Location Chasewood Clubhouse - 7622 Chasewood Drive, Missouri City Cinco Ranch Library - 2620 Commercial Center Drive, Katy Commonwealth Clubhouse - 4330 Knightsbridge Blvd, Sugar Land Fort Bend County Road & Bridge - 3743 School Street, Needville Fort Bend ISD Admin Building - 16431 Lexington, Sugar Land Jacks Conference Center - 3232 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land Four Corners Community Center - 15700 Old Richmond Rd, Sugar Land Fulshear High School - 9302 Charger Way, Fulshear George Memorial Library - 1001 Golfview Dr, Richmondnd Greatwood Community & Rec Center - 7225 Greatwood Pkwy, Sugar Land Hightower High School - 3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City James Bowie Middle School - 700 Plantation Dr, Richmond James Reese Career & Technical Center - 12300 University Blvd, Sugar Land Kroger’s Riverstone (Community Room) - 18861 University Blvd, Sugar Land Lost Creek Park Conference Center - 3703 Lost Creek Blvd, Sugar Land Missouri City Community Center 1522 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City Quail Valley Fund Office - 3603 Glenn Lakes, Missouri City Richmond Water Maintenance Facility - 110 N. 8th St, Richmond Sienna Annex Community Room - 5855 Sienna Springs Way, Missouri City Stafford City Hall - 2610 Main Street, Stafford Sugar Land Branch Library - 550 Eldridge, Sugar Land Sugar Land City Hall - 2700 Town Center Blvd, Sugar Land Fort Bend County Condado de Fort Bend

Monday-Friday April 19-23, 2021 (lunes-viernes) (abril 19-23, 2021)

Saturday April 24, 2021 (sábado) (abril 24, 2021)

Sunday April 25, 2021 (domingo) (abril 25, 2021)

Monday-Tuesday April 26-27, 2021 (lunes- martess) (abril 26 -27, 2021)

8:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m

CLOSED (Cerrado)

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Election Day Vote Centers centros de votacion del dia de las elecciones

May 1, 2021 1 de Mayo de 2021

COUNTYWIDE POLLING PLACE

VOTING LOCATION

ADDRESS

CITY

ZIP

Beck Jr. High School Bowie Middle School (West Entrance) Briarchase Missionary Bapt Church Chasewood Clubhouse Cinco Ranch Library Clements High School Commonwealth Clubhouse Crockett Middle School Eagle Heights Church Fort Bend ISD Admin Building Four Corners Community Center Fulshear High SchAool Garcia Middle School George Bush High School George Memorial Library Greatwood Community/Rec Center Hightower High School Hunters Glen Elementary School Imperial Park Recreation Center Jacks (First Colony) Conference Center James Reese Career & Technical Center Kempner High School Kroger’s Riverstone (Community Room) Lake Olympia Marina Clubhouse Lantern Lane Elementary School Lexington Creek Elementary School Lost Creek Conference Center Meadows Place City Hall Mission Bend Branch Library Missouri City Baptist Church Missouri City Community Center Missouri City Parks & Recreation M.R. Massey Admin. Building Mustang Community Center Pinnacle Senior Center Quail Valley Elementary School QV Fund Office Richmond Water Maintenance Facility Ridge Point High School Ridgegate Community Association Ridgemont Early Childhood Ctr Road & Bridge – Needville Rosenberg City Hall Sartartia Middle School Sienna Annex Stafford City Hall Sugar Lakes Clubhouse Sugar Land Branch Library Sugar Land Church of God Sugar Land City Hall Thompsons City Hall Townewest Towne Hall University Branch Library

Cafeteria Hallway Main hallway by Gym Fellowship Hall Level 1 (Clubhouse Facility) Conference Room Auditorium Lobby main room

5200 S Fry Rd 700 Plantation Dr 16000 Blue Ridge Rd 7622 Chasewood Dr 2620 Commercial Center Dr 4200 Elkins Dr 4330 Knightsbridge Blvd 19001 Beechnut 16718 W. Bellfort Blvd 16431 Lexington lvd 15700 Old Richmond Rd 7227 W. Grand Pkwy S 18550 Old Richmond Rd 6707 FM 1464 1001 Golfview Dr 7225 Greatwood Pkwy 3333 Hurricane Lane 695 Independence Blvd 234 Matlage Way 3232 Austin Parkway 12300 University Blvd 14777 Voss Rd 18861 University Blvd 180 Island Blvd 3323 Mission Valley Dr 2335 Dulles Ave 3703 Lost Creek Blvd One Troyan Dr 8421 Addicks Clodine Rd 16816 Quail Park Dr 1522 Texas Parkway 2701 Cypress Point Dr 1570 Rabb Road 4521 FM 521 5525#C Hobby Road 3500 Quail Village Dr 3603 Glenn Lakes 110 N. 8th St 500 Waters Lake Blvd 5855 W. Ridgecreek Dr 5353 Ridge Creek Circle 3743 Schools Sst 2110 4th St 8125 Homeward Way 5855 Sienna Springs Way 2610 South Main 930 Sugar Lakes Dr 5500 Eldridge 1715 Eldridge Rd 2700 Town Center Blvd North 520 Thompson Oil Field Rd 10322 Old Towne Ln 14010 University Blvd

KATY RICHMOND MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY KATY SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND RICHMOND RICHMOND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND RICHMOND SUGAR LAND RICHMOND RICHMOND SUGAR LAND MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY SUGAR LAND MEADOWS PLACE HOUSTON MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY FRESNO FRESNO HOUSTON MISSOURI CITY MISSOURI CITY RICHMOND MISSOURI CITY HOUSTON HOUSTON NEEDVILLE ROSENBERG SUGAR LAND MISSOURI CITY STAFFORD SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND THOMPSONS SUGAR LAND SUGAR LAND

77450 77406 77489 77489 77494 77479 77479 77469 77407 77494 77478 77407 77478 77407 77469 77479 77459 77489 77478 77479 77479 77498 77479 77459 77459 77459 77478 77477 77083 77489 77489 77459 77545 77545 77053 77459 77459 77469 77459 77053 77053 77461 77471 77479 77459 77477 77478 77478 77478 77479 77481 77498 77479

Clubhouse “Sprint Room” PAC Lobby Gym area Gym foyer Large Meeting room, 1st floor Main Room Front Lobby Gym Meeting Room Main Room Classroom Side hallway thru student parking lot Community Room Ballroom cafeteria Gymnasium Main Room Council Chambers Meeting Room Multipurpose Buildinig Main Room Main Room Event Space Classroom Multi-purpose Room main room Board Room 1st room to right main room Main Room Extended Day Room Main Room Council Chambers Community Room Large Conference Room Clubhouse Meeting Room Fellowship Hall Lobby Community Room Main Room Meeting Room 2

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For a complete list of Election Day polling locations within the limits of Fort Bend County, registered voters may call 281-342-3411, email vote@fortbendcountytx.gov, or visit the county website at: https://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/government/departments-e-n/elections-voter-registration/city-schoolmud-election-day.

CITY OF MISSOURI CITY NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

For the precincts of the City within Fort Bend County, for the special election called and ordered for the purpose of considering several propositions to amend the Charter of the City of Missouri City, the Fort Bend County Elections Administrator shall act as Contracting Officer.

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TO ALL THE REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS: The City of Missouri City (“City”) hereby gives notice that the City will hold a Joint Election with Fort Bend County and Harris County on May 1, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering amendments to the home rule Charter of the City. The text of the propositions for amendments to the City Charter and the fiscal impact estimates for each proposition are attached as Exhibit “A.” To provide additional notice, the actual text amendments to the City Charter are also provided in Exhibit “A.” The Special Election shall be administered by the Fort Bend and Harris County Elections Administrators in accordance with the Texas Elections Code. ELECTION DAY PRECINCTS AND POLLING PLACES FOR ELIGIBLE VOTERS RESIDING IN FORT BEND COUNTY Missouri City Precinct No. 1: Those portions of Fort Bend County election Precinct Nos. 1109, 2033, 2050, 2059, 2061, 2075, 2077, 2078, 2081, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2092, 2093, 2108, 2112, 2115, 2136, 2151, 2157, 4028, 4030, 4049, 4062, 4065, and 4127 located within the City. On Election Day, Missouri City-Fort Bend County registered voters may vote at any Fort Bend Countywide polling location from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Fort Bend Countywide Election Day polling are as follows:

The election officials for each City of Missouri City precinct in Fort Bend County shall be designated by the Elections Administrator of Fort Bend County; and, such election officials shall conduct the City’s special election in accordance with the joint election contract. The official mailing address of the Elections Administrator is 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 774693108 and the physical address is 4520 Reading Road, Suite A-400, Rosenberg, Texas 77471-2133. ELECTION DAY PRECINCT AND POLLING PLACE FOR ELIGIBLE VOTERS RESIDING IN HARRIS COUNTY Missouri City Precinct No. 2: That portion of Harris County election Precinct No. 506 located within the City. On Election Day, Missouri City-Harris County registered voters may vote at any Harris Countywide polling location from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Election Day Harris Countywide polling places near the City of Missouri City are as follows: COUNTYWIDE POLLING PLACE

Voting Location

ADDRESS

CITY

ZIP

Harris County Attorney Conference Center

Conference Room

1019 Congress Avenue Houston

77002

Memorial Parkway Junior High School

Collaboration Space 2

21203 Highland Knolls Drive

Katy

77450

El Franco Lee Community Center

Auditorium

9500 Hall Road

Houston

77089

COUNTYWIDE POLLING PLACE

Voting Location

ADDRESS

CITY

ZIP

M.R. Massey Admin. Building Mustang Community Center Fulshear High School Mission Bend Branch Library Pinnacle Senior Center Ridgegate Community Association Ridgemont Early Childhood Ctr Beck Jr. High School Cinco Ranch Library

Event Space

1570 Rabb Road

Fresno

77545

Classroom PAC lobby Meeting Room

4521 FM 521 9302 Charger Way 8421 Addicks Clodine Rd 5525#C Hobby Road 5855 W. Ridgecreek Dr

Fresno Fulshear Houston

77545 77441 77083

Houston Houston

77053 77053

Houston

77053

Katy Katy

77450 77494

Meadows Place City Hall Briarchase Missionary Bapt Church Chasewood Clubhouse

Council Chambers Fellowship hall

5353 Ridge Creek Circle 5200 S Fry Rd 2620 Commercial Center Dr One Troyan Dr 16000 Blue Ridge Rd

Meadows Place Missouri City

77477 77489

7622 Chasewood Dr

Missouri City

77489

The election officials for each City of Missouri City precinct in Harris County shall be designated by the Elections Administrator of Harris County; and such election officials shall conduct the City’s special election in accordance with the joint election contract.

Missouri City Missouri City

77459 77489

The official mailing address of the Harris County Elections Administrator is P.O. Box 1148, Houston, Texas 77251-1148 and the physical address is 1001 Preston, 4th Floor, Room 439, Houston, Texas 77002.

Ballroom

3333 Hurricane Lane 695 Independence Blvd 180 Island Blvd

Missouri City

77459

cafeteria

3323 Mission Valley Dr

Missouri City

77459

EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACES FOR ELIGIBLE VOTERS RESIDING IN FORT BEND COUNTY

Gymnasium

2335 Dulles Ave

Missouri City

77459

Missouri City Baptist Church Missouri City Community Center Missouri City Parks & Recreation Quail Valley Elementary School QV Fund Office Ridge Point High School Sienna Annex

Multipurpose Building

16816 Quail Park Dr

Missouri City

77489

Main Room

1522 Texas Parkway

Road & Bridge - Needville Bowie Middle School (West Entrance) Eagle Heights Church George Bush High School George Memorial Library

Main Room Main Hallway by Gym

Hightower High School Hunters Glen Elementary School Lake Olympia Marina Clubhouse Lantern Lane Elementary School Lexington Creek Elementary School

Richmond Water Maintenance Facility Crockett Middle School Rosenberg City Hall Stafford City Hall Clements High School Commonwealth Clubhouse Fort Bend ISD Admin Building Four Corners Community Center Garcia Middle School Greatwood Community & Rec Center Imperial Park Recreation Center Jacks (First Colony) Conference Center James Reese Career & Technical Center Kempner High School Kroger's Riverstone (Community Room) Lost Creek Conference Center Sartartia Middle School Sugar Lakes Clubhouse Sugar Land Branch Library Sugar Land Church of God Sugar Land City Hall

Multi-purpose Room Main Room Extended Day Room Main Room Conference Room

Level 1 (Clubhouse Facility) Front Lobby Gym

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Main Room

2701 Cypress Point Dr

Missouri City

77459

Main Room

3500 Quail Village Dr

Missouri City

77459

Board Room Main Room Community Room

3603 Glenn Lakes 500 Waters Lake Blvd 5855 Sienna Springs Way 3743 Schools St 700 Plantation Dr

Missouri City Missouri City Missouri City

77459 77459 77459

Needville Richmond

77461 77406

16718 West Bellfort 6707 FM 1464 1001 Golfview Dr

Richmond Richmond Richmond

77407 77407 77469

110 N. 8th St

Richmond

77469

19001 Beechnut 2110 4th St 2610 South Main

Richmond, Tx Rosenberg Stafford

77469 77471 77477

4200 Elkins Dr 4330 Knightsbridge Blvd 16431 Lexington

Sugar Land Sugar Land

77479 77479

Sugar Land

77479

Sugar Land

77478

Sugar Land

77478

Sugar Land

77479

Meeting Room

15700 Old Richmond Rd 18550 Old Richmond Rd 7225 Greatwood Pkway 234 Matlage Way

Sugar Land

77478

Main Room

3232 Austin Parkway

Sugar Land

77479

Main Room

12300 University Blvd

Sugar Land

77479

Side hallway thru student parking lot Community Room

14777 Voss Rd

Sugar Land

77498

18861 University Blvd

Sugar Land

77479

Main Room

3703 Lost Creek Blvd

Sugar Land

77478

Sugar Land Sugar Land Sugar Land Sugar Land Sugar Land

77479 77478 77478 77478 77479

Sugar Land Sugar Land Thompsons

77498 77479 77481

Clubhouse Gym Foyer Large Meeting Room, 1st Floor 1st room to the right Council Chambers Large Conference Room Auditorium Lobby main room

"Sprint Room" Gym Area Main room

8125 Homeward Way Clubhouse 930 Sugar Lakes Dr Meeting Room 5500 Eldridge Fellowship Hall 1715 Eldridge Rd Brazos Room 154 and 2700 Town Center Blvd 155 North Townewest Towne Hall Main Room 10322 Old Towne Ln University Branch Library Meeting Room 2 14010 University Blvd Thompsons City Hall Community Center 520 Thompson Oil Field Rd **Polling locations are subject to change.

Those portions of Fort Bend County Precincts Nos. 1097, 1114, 1118, 2088, and 4044 falling within the boundaries of the City of Missouri City but having no Missouri City residents will have no Missouri City Election Day polling places.

*Polling locations are subject to change. **Harris County will not have an Election Day location within the city limits of Missouri City. The portion of Harris County Precinct No. 337 falling within the boundaries of the City of Missouri City but having no Missouri City residents will have no Missouri City election day polling places. For a complete list of Election Day polling locations within the limits of Harris County, registered voters may call 713-755-6965, email voters@harrisvotes.com, or visit the website at: https://www.harrisvotes.com/. For the precincts of the City within Harris County, for the special election called and ordered for the purpose of considering several propositions to amend the Charter of the City of Missouri City, the Harris County Elections Administrator shall act as Contracting Officer.

Missouri City Precinct No. 1: Those portions of Fort Bend County election Precinct Nos. 1109, 2033, 2050, 2059, 2061, 2075, 2077, 2078, 2081, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2092, 2093, 2108, 2112, 2115, 2136, 2151, 2157, 4028, 4030, 4049, 4062, 4065, and 4127 located within the City.

During early voting, Missouri City-Fort Bend County registered voters may vote at any Fort Bend Page 3 of 10 Countywide polling location. The early voting Fort Bend Countywide polling places are as follows:

Early Voting Location

Monday-Friday April 19-23, 2021

Saturday April 24, 2021

Sunday April 25, 2021

MondayTuesday April 26-27, 2021

8:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m.

CLOSED (Cerrado)

7:00 a.m. To 7:00 p.m.

Chasewood Clubhouse 7622 Chasewood Drive Missouri City Cinco Ranch Library 2620 Commercial Center Drive Katy Commonwealth Clubhouse 4330 Knightsbridge Blvd. Sugar Land Fort Bend County Road & Bridge 3743 School Street Needville Fort Bend ISD Admin Building 16431 Lexington Sugar Land Jacks Conference Center 3232 Austin Parkway Sugar Land Four Corners Community Center 15700 Old Richmond Rd. Sugar Land Fulshear High School 9302 Charger Way Fulshear George Memorial Library 1001 Golfview Dr. Richmond Greatwood Community & Rec Center 7225 Greatwood Pkwy Sugar Land Hightower High School 3333 Hurricane Lane Missouri City James Bowie Middle School 700 Plantation Dr. Richmond James Reese Career & Technical Center 12300 University Blvd. Sugar Land Kroger’s Riverstone (Community Room) 18861 University Blvd. Sugar Land Lost Creek Park Conference Center 3703 Lost Creek Blvd. Sugar Land Missouri City Community Center 1522 Texas Pkwy. Missouri City

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the mayor or one or more councilmembers. The councilmember elected as the mayor pro tem shall hold the title and serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the council. The mayor pro tem shall act as mayor during the absence or disability of the mayor and when so acting in this capacity shall April have14, the2021 authority STAR Wednesday, • PAGE 9 conferred upon the mayor. CHARTER PROPOSITION B

Quail Valley Fund Office 3603 Glenn Lakes Missouri City

Shall Section 3.05 of Article III of the Charter of the City of Missouri City be amended to establish a one-year term for the mayor pro tem position?

Richmond Water Maintenance Facility 110 N. 8th St. Richmond

If Proposition B is adopted by the qualified voters of the City of Missouri City, the following sections of the Charter shall be amended by adding the underscored words and/or deleting those struck through to read in its entirety as follows:

Sienna Annex Community Room 5855 Sienna Springs Way Missouri City

ITEM B: MAYOR PRO TEM TERM Section 3.05 Sec. 3.05. - Mayor and mayor pro tem. The mayor shall be the official head of the city government and act as chief administrative officer of the city and fulfill all duties of city manager until a city manager is appointed. He shall be the chairman and shall preside at all meetings of the city council. The mayor shall vote upon all matters before the city council except when the matter involves the consideration of his own official conduct or where his financial interest is involved. He shall see that all ordinances, bylaws, motions and resolutions of the council are faithfully obeyed and enforced. He shall sign all ordinances and resolutions; and when authorized by the council, he shall sign all official documents, such as conveyances, grant agreements, official plats of city property, contracts and bonds. He shall appoint special committees as he deems advisable and also those special committees as instructed by the council. He shall perform such other duties consistent with the Charter or as may be imposed upon him by the city council.

Stafford City Hall 2610 Main Street Stafford Sugar Land Branch Library 550 Eldridge Sugar Land Sugar Land City Hall 2700 Town Center Blvd. Sugar Land **Polling locations are subject to change. For a complete list of early voting polling locations within the limits of Fort Bend County, registered voters may call 281-342-3411, email vote@fortbendcountytx.gov, or visit the county website at: https://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/government/departments-e-n/elections-voter-registration/city-schoolmud-early-voting-location. The Fort Bend County Elections Administrator is designated as the Early Voting Clerk for each City election precinct located in Fort Bend County.

The mayor pro tem shall be a councilmember and shall be elected by the council at the second regular council meeting in December of each calendar year at the first regular council meeting following the later of each general city election or special city election for the election of the mayor or one or more councilmembers. The councilmember elected as the mayor pro tem shall hold the title and serve in such capacity for a term of one year and until the election of his successor at the pleasure of the council. The mayor pro tem shall act as mayor during the absence or disability of the mayor and when so acting in this capacity shall have the authority conferred upon the mayor.

An application for a voting ballot to be voted by mail for each City election precinct located in Fort Bend County shall be mailed to: ¥

Fort Bend County Elections, 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469.

An application for a voting ballot to be voted by mail must be received no later than the 11th day before Election Day. EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACES FOR ELIGIBLE VOTERS RESIDING IN HARRIS COUNTY Missouri City Precinct No. 2: That portion of Harris County election Precinct No. 506 located within the City. During early voting, Missouri City-Harris County voters may vote at any Harris Countywide polling location. The early voting Harris Countywide polling places near the City of Missouri City are as follows:

Early Voting Location (near Missouri City)

Monday, April 19, 2021 Saturday, April 24, 2021

El Franco Lee Community Center 9500 Hall Road Houston, TX 77089 Harris County Attorney Conference Center 1019 Congress Avenue Houston, TX 77002

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hampton Inn and Suites Houston Katy 22055 Katy Fwy Katy, TX 77450

Monday, April 26, 2021

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Shall Section 4.01 of Article IV of the Charter of the City of Missouri City be amended to clarify that the city manager must obtain the City Council of Missouri City’s advice and consent to appoint, suspend or remove all or any one of the City’s department directors? Fiscal Impact: None anticipated. If Proposition C is adopted by the qualified voters of the City of Missouri City, the following sections of the Charter shall be amended by adding the underscored words and/or deleting those struck through to read in its entirety as follows: ITEM C: COUNCIL CONCURRENCE FOR DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS Section 4.01 Sec. 4.01. - City manager. . . . . D.

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Powers and duties. The city manager shall be responsible to the council for the proper administration of all the affairs of the city and to that end shall have the power and be required to: 1.

See that all state laws and city ordinances are effectively enforced.

2.

Except as prohibited by this Charter, the city manager shall appoint, suspend or remove all or any one of the directors of departments with the advice and consent concurrence of a majority of the council; and he shall employ, suspend or discharge all other employees of the city.

3.

Attend all meetings of the council except when excused by council.

4.

Prepare the budget annually and submit it to the council and be responsible for its administration after its adoption.

5.

Prepare and submit to the council at the end of the fiscal year a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city for the preceding year.

6.

Keep the council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city and make such recommendations as may seem to him advisable.

7.

Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this Charter or required of him by the council, as consistent with this Charter.

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CHARTER PROPOSITION D

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Shall Section 4.01 of Article IV of the Charter of the City of Missouri City be amended require that,2021 if a Notice oftoSpecial Election contract is entered into for the employment of the city manager, the compensation of the city manager shall be set forth in such contract which must be voted on by a majority vote of the City Council of Missouri City?

For a complete list of early voting polling locations within the limits of Harris County, registered voters may call 713-755-6965, email voters@harrisvotes.com, or visit the website at: https://www.harrisvotes.com/. The Harris County Elections Administrator is designated as the Early Voting Clerk for each City election precinct located in Harris County. An application for a voting ballot to be voted by mail for each City election precinct located in Harris County shall be mailed to:

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CHARTER PROPOSITION C

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

*Polling locations are subject to change. **Harris County will not have an early voting location within the city limits of Missouri City.

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Fiscal Impact: None anticipated.

Isabel Longoria, Harris County Elections Administrator, Attn: Elections Division, P.O. Box 1148, Houston, Texas 77251-1148, or personally delivered by common or contract carrier to: Isabel Longoria, Harris County Elections Administrator, 1001 Preston, 4th Floor, Room 440, Houston, Texas 77002.

An application for a voting ballot to be voted by mail must be received no later than the 11th day before Election Day. Issued this the 14 day of April, 2021. /s/Maria Jackson, City Secretary City of Missouri City, Texas

Fiscal Impact: City may see minor changes in expenses relating to the city manager. If Proposition D is adopted by the qualified voters of the City of Missouri City, the following sections of the Charter shall be amended by adding the underscored words and/or deleting those struck through to read in its entirety as follows: ITEM D: CITY MANAGER CONTRACT Section 4.01 Sec. 4.01. - City manager. A. Appointments and qualifications: The council by majority vote of the entire council shall appoint a city manager who shall be the chief administrative and executive officer of the city. The method of selection shall be left to the discretion of the city council so long as the method insures orderly, nonpartisan action toward securing a competent and qualified person to fill the position. The city manager shall be chosen solely upon the basis of his executive and administrative training, experience and ability and need not when appointed be a resident of the City of Missouri City; however, during the tenure of his office he shall reside within the city. The council may enter into an employment contract with the selected city manager that prescribes the conditions of employment as the council determines appropriate. Such contract shall be authorized by a majority of the entire council. B.

EXHIBIT “A” CHARTER PROPOSITION A

Compensation. The city manager shall receive compensation as may be set by the council according to his experience, education and training. If the council elects to enter into an employment contract with the selected city manager, the selected city manager shall receive such compensation as shall be affixed by the council in such employment contract. The compensation shall be agreed upon before appointment with the understanding that the council may change it at their discretion.

Shall Section 3.05 of Article III of the Charter of the City of Missouri City be amended to clarify that the mayor may not act as chief administrative officer and fulfill the duties of the city manager?

CHARTER PROPOSITION E

Fiscal Impact: None anticipated. If Proposition A is adopted by the qualified voters of the City of Missouri City, the following sections of the Charter shall be amended by adding the underscored words and/or deleting those struck through to read in its entirety as follows: ITEM A: MAYOR AS CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER Section 3.05 Sec. 3.05. – Mayor and mayor pro tem.

Shall Section 6.01 of Article VI of the Charter of the City of Missouri City be amended to extend the term of office for the mayor, district councilmembers, and councilmember-at-large positions from two to three years? Fiscal Impact: None anticipated. If Proposition E is adopted by the qualified voters of the City of Missouri City, the following sections of the Charter shall be amended by adding the underscored words and/or deleting those struck through to read in its entirety as follows:

The mayor shall be the official head of the city government and act as chief administrative officer of the city and fulfill all duties of city manager until a city manager is appointed. He shall be the chairman and shall preside at all meetings of the city council. The mayor shall vote upon all matters before the city council except when the matter involves the consideration of his own official conduct or where his financial interest is involved. He shall see that all ordinances, bylaws, motions and resolutions of the council are faithfully obeyed and enforced. He shall sign all ordinances and resolutions; and when authorized by the council, he shall sign all official documents, such as conveyances, grant agreements, official plats of city property, contracts and bonds. He shall appoint special committees as he deems advisable and also those special committees as instructed by the council. He shall perform such other duties consistent with the Charter or as may be imposed upon him by the city council. The mayor pro tem shall be a councilmember and shall be elected by the council at the first regular council meeting following the later of each general city election or special city election for the election of the mayor or one or more councilmembers. The councilmember elected as the mayor pro tem shall hold the title and serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the council. The mayor pro tem shall act as mayor during the absence or disability of the mayor and when so acting in this capacity shall have the authority conferred upon the mayor. CHARTER PROPOSITION B

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ITEM E: TERMS OF OFFICE Section 6.01 Sec. 6.01. – Elections to be held under this Charter. . . . . B. Election of mayor. The mayor, after this section becomes effective, shall be elected at the general election to be held in November, 202218, and shall serve until the general election to be held in November, 20250, or until a successor has been elected and shall have qualified. Thereafter, elections hereunder for the position of mayor shall be held on the general election date, as provided by state law, in November of every third yearof each even-numbered year. The mayor shall serve for three (3) two (2) years concluding with the election and qualification of a successor in the next subsequent even-numbered year. C.

Election of two (2) councilmembers-at-large. The two (2) councilmembers-at-large, after this section becomes effective, shall be elected at the general election to be held in November, 202218, and shall serve until the general election to be held in November, 20250, or until their respective successors have been elected and shall have qualified. Thereafter, elections hereunder for the two (2) positions of councilmembers-at-large shall be held on the general election date, as provided by state law, in November of every third yearof each even-numbered year. The councilmembers-at-large shall serve for three (3) two (2) year terms concluding with the election and qualification of their successors in the next subsequent even-numbered year.

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Fort Bend ISD selects namesakes for two new schools upcoming elementary school after the late Sonal Bhuchar, a former trustee. The district’s 12th high school will be named after Almeta Crawford, a 49-year educator who taught at FBISD’s Dulles High School for at least 30 years, according to a

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Fort Bend ISD has chosen the namesakes of its two newest schools, both of which are scheduled to open in 2022. FBISD’s board of trustees voted unanimously March 29 to name the

news release from the district. The names of Bhuchar and Crawford were chosen from more than 4,000 nominations, according to the district, which began accepting nominations in March. Bhuchar served on the FBISD board for six

ORDER OF ELECTION (Orden de Elección) An election is ordered to be held on May 1, 2021 for voting in the Fort Bend Independent School District Trustee Election to elect one person for each position to serve the full terms of positions 2 and 6. (Se ordena una elección que sera el día 1 de mayo 2021 para votar en la elección regente del distrito escolar independiente de Fort Bend para elegir una persona para que sirva los términos completos de las posiciónes dos (2) y seis (6). Early Voting by Personal Appearance will be conducted as follows (La votación adelantada, solamente en persona, se llevará a cabo de tal manera): Main Early Voting Site (Locación Primaria): Fort Bend ISD Administration Building, Lobby 16431 Lexington Boulevard Sugar Land, Texas 77479 And such other early voting polling places as may be designated or amended by the early voting clerk pursuant to Section 271.006 of the Texas Election Code, which may include, but are not limited to, the following: Branch Early Voting Sites (El lugar de la votación adelantada será): Missouri City Community Center Irene Stern Community Center Fort Bend County Rosenberg Annex Fort Bend County Road & Bridge Four Corners Community Center James Bowie Middle School First Colony Conference Center Hightower High School Lost Creek Park Meadows Place City Hall Sienna Branch Library Beasley City Hall Chasewood Clubhouse Quail Valley Fund Office Water Maintenance Facility Sartartia Middle School James Reese CT Center Sugar Land Branch Library Sugar Land City Hall Schedule for: Horario para:

1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 6920 Fulshear-Katy Rd., Fulshear, TX 4520 Reading Rd., Rosenberg, TX 3743 School St., Needville, TX 15700 Old Richmond Rd., Sugar Land, TX 700 Plantation Dr., Richmond, TX 3232 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City, TX 3703 Lost Creek Blvd., Sugar Land, TX One Troyan Drive, Meadows Place, TX 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City, TX 319 S. 3rd St., Beasley, TX 7622 Chasewood Dr., Missouri City, TX 3603 Glenn Lakes, Missouri City, TX 110 N. 8th St., Richmond, TX 8125 Homeward Way Sugar Land, TX 12300 University Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 550 Eldridge, Sugar Land, TX 2700 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land, TX

Fort Bend ISD Admin. Bldg. – 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX

Day (Día) Monday – Friday (Lunes – Viernes) Saturday (Sábado) Sunday (Domingo) Monday - Tuesday (Lunes - Martes)

Date (Fecha) April 19 - April 23, 2021 (Abril 19 - Abril 23, 2021) April 24, 2021 (Abril 24, 2010) April 25, 2021 (Abril 25, 2021) April 26 – 27, 2021 (Abril 26 –27, 2021)

Hours (Horas) 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.) CLOSED (CERRADO) CLOSED (CERRADO) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.)

Applications to vote by mail should be mailed to (Las aplicaciones para votar por correo deberán enviarse a): John Oldham Fort Bend County Elections Administrator 301 Jackson St. Richmond, TX 77469 Email: vote@fortbendcounty.tx.gov The last day to receive an application for a ballot to be voted by mail is at the close of business on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (El último día para recibir una aplicación para su papeleta de voto por correo sera al final de labores el martes 20 de abril 2021). The deadline for receiving early voting ballots by mail is Saturday, May 1, 2021 no later than 7:00 P.M. (La fecha límite para recibir por correo su papeleta de votación por adelantado será el sabado, 1 de mayo 2021 a las 7:00 PM). 19 19 de _________ January Enero 2020). Issued this the ____day of __________, 2020 (Emitada este día ____

years, including two years as board president. During her time in FBISD, the district said she spearheaded efforts including the WATCH program – a healthy lifestyle education program for elementary school students – and developed the concept for the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Annual International Festival. Crawford was awarded the 2018 Jan DeBlance Memorial Award for Instructional Excellence by Abydos Literacy Learning, and was a Diamond-Level Abydos Literacy Learning Trainer.

Bhuchar

Crawford

“After much thought and consideration, the group came to a consensus on these two worthy and well-deserving women,” board vice president

Dave Rosenthal said. “Each has made significant contributions to our district. Their impact will continue to inspire students for years to come.”

Local school district set to host open house for young learners certified teachers, accord- 6:30-7 p.m. ing to a news release from Upon arrival, FBISD said the district. The district said there will be a guided tour Fort Bend ISD’s Career the Early Education Lab pro- of The Early Education Lab and Technical Education gram “promotes personal area by the teachers and (CTE) department will host ownership of learning, re- staff members, followed by a a face-to-face open house sponsibility, autonomy and PowerPoint presentation of for The Early Education curiosity about the world the program and a questionLab at the James Reese Ca- as well as everyday routine and-answer session. To sign up their student, reer and Technical Center opportunities to observe, inparents or guardians can at 12300 University Blvd. quire, and communicate. In adherence with COV- go to signupgenius.com/ in Sugar Land. The event is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. ID-19 protocols, the district go/10c0d4faaaa22a2fac34said there are three separate early1. For more April 28. The Early Education Lab time slots available, with a information on the program, maximum Pursuant of 15 students per Election visit Code §41.0052, fortbendisd.com/ isD.a Election $700 monthly of four (4) tuitiondistrict councilmembers. to V.C.T.A., the session: earlyeducation based program District offering councilmember, A, councilmember, District B, councilmember, District C, or and email - 5:30-6 p.m. brandon.rammrath@fortchildren exposure to D, precouncilmember, District shall be elected at the general election to be held in November, 202118, - 6-6:30 bendisd.com. and shall serve until the general to bep.m. held in November, 20240, or until a successor has kindergarten curriculum by election By Landan Kuhlmann

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been elected and shall have qualified. Thereafter, elections hereunder for councilmember, District A, councilmember, District B, councilmember, District C, and councilmember, District D, shall be held on the general election date, as provided by state law, in November of every third yearof each evennumbered year, and said councilmembers shall serve for three (3) two (2)-year terms concluding with the election and qualification of their successors in the next subsequent even-numbered year.

FBISD opens registration for early childhood education CHARTER PROPOSITION F

spoken in the home. Texas Award. From 6.01 StaffofReports Shall Section Article VI of the Charter of the City of Missouri City be amended to provide that a person -Qualify according to In order to enroll chilis limited to twelve consecutive years on the city council before the person is required to sit out for a period the Federal Income Eligi- dren in either program, of two-years before holding another position on the city council? bility Guidelines. Parents parents or guardians must Registration is open for must bring current proof have the original copies of Fiscal Impact: None anticipated. pre-kindergarten and kin- of income documentation the following documents: dergarten next If Proposition education F is adopted by the qualified voters of thein City of houseMissouri City, the following sections the for all adults the Student’s birth ofcertifiyear inshall Fort ISD, ac- the Charter beBend amended by adding underscored words and/or deleting those to read in hold (at least one month, catestruck or itsthrough equivalent cording a news release or 30 days, of income its entirety to as follows: Child’s social security from the district. Families from the day of registra- card or state-assigned ID ITEM F: TERM their LIMITSstudent can register tion, including current number Section 6.01 online at fortbendisd. check stubs, child support Child’s official immuSec. 6.01. – Elections to be held this Charter. com/newstudent andunder statement of payment, or nization record with the complete the enrollment SNAP qualification letter, physician’s stamp or sig. . . . process through their etc.) F. Term Limits. Neither the mayor nor any councilmember shall serve more nature than twelve (12) consecutive zoned campus. years of office in any position on the- council or in any combination thereof.Parent/guardian’s For the purposes of this govBe homeless Children must live shall withsubsection, an official have been to have served in any ernment-issued position upon taking the oath ID - considered Have current or prephoto in FBISD beposition, 5 years of office and for such regardless of whether the official servesof the complete termdriver’s or a part thereof vious conservatorship – Texas license or old on or before 1 in whothe for such position.Sept. Any official hasDepartment served (12) consecutive years ofID office in any position on the of Family card council or in any combination shall be prohibited from serving another term in any elected order to register for the thereof and Protective Services Proof of residency position for aprogram. minimum of two (2) years from the date of the expiration of the official’s last consecutive kindergarten -thisBe the shall dependent (deed, lease orafter mortgage term. The limit for terms provided by subsection apply to a term of office beginning the To be eligible for the child of an active U.S. agreement) general election to be held in November, 2021. full-day pre-K program, Armed Forces member, A current utility bill children must live within or the dependent of a U.S. (gas, water or electric) the district and be age Armed CHARTER PROPOSITION G Forces member For more information 4 on or before Sept. 1. that has been injured or about the pre-K program, Those students also Shall Section 9.04 of must Article IX of the Charter the Cityon of active Missouri duty City be amended to extend the time the killedofwhile community members meet at least one or ofrequest the to transfer city manager can transfer appropriations from sixtyvisit days to ninety days - Beunencumbered a dependent of a can fortbendisd. following after the endcriteria: of the fiscal year? police officer, firefighter com/Page/1025. To learn - Be limited English or emergency medical re- more about the kinderFiscal Impact: None anticipated. proficient because a lan- sponder seriously injured garten program, visit guage other than English or killed in the line of duty fortbendisd.com/newstuProposition G is adopted by the qualified voters of the City of Missouri City, the following sections of the isIfCharter the shall primary language and received theand/or Stardeleting of those dent.struck through to read in be amended by adding the underscored words its entirety as follows:

D. Election of four (4) district councilmembers. Pursuant to V.C.T.A., Election Code §41.0052, the councilmember, District A, councilmember, District B, councilmember, District C, and councilmember, District D, shall be elected at the general election to be held in November, 202118, and shall serve until the general election to be held in November, 20240, or until a successor has been elected and shall have qualified. Thereafter, elections hereunder for councilmember, District A, councilmember, District B, councilmember, District C, and councilmember, District D, shall be held on the general election date, as provided by state law, in November of every third yearof each evennumbered year, and said councilmembers shall serve for three (3) two (2)-year terms concluding with the election and qualification of their successors in the next subsequent even-numbered year.

ITEM G: TRANSFER OF UNENCUMBERED FUNDS Section 9.04 Sec. 9.04. – Amendments after adoption. . . . . D. Transfer of appropriations. Not later than the ninetiethsixtieth (9060th) day after the last day of the fiscal year, the city manager may transfer part or all of any unencumbered appropriations balance among programs within a department, division, or office and, upon written request by the city manager, the council may by ordinance transfer part or all of any unencumbered appropriation balance from one department, office or agency to another.

CHARTER PROPOSITION F Shall Section 6.01 of Article VI of the Charter of the City of Missouri City be amended to provide that a person is limited to twelve consecutive years on the city council before the person is required to sit out for a period of two-years before holding another position on the city council? Fiscal Impact: None anticipated. If Proposition F is adopted by the qualified voters of the City of Missouri City, the following sections of the Charter shall be amended by adding the underscored words and/or deleting those struck through to read in its entirety as follows: ITEM F: TERM LIMITS Section 6.01 Sec. 6.01. – Elections to be held under this Charter. . . . . F. Term Limits. Neither the mayor nor any councilmember shall serve more than twelve (12) consecutive years of office in any position on the council or in any combination thereof. For the purposes of this subsection, an official shall have been considered to have served in any position upon taking the oath of office for such position, regardless of whether the official serves the complete term or a part thereof for such position. Any official who has served (12) consecutive years of office in any position on the council or in any combination thereof shall be prohibited from serving another term in any elected position for a minimum of two (2) years from the date of the expiration of the official’s last consecutive term. The limit for terms provided by this subsection shall apply to a term of office beginning after the general election to be held in November, 2021. CHARTER PROPOSITION G Shall Section 9.04 of Article IX of the Charter of the City of Missouri City be amended to extend the time the city manager can transfer or request to transfer unencumbered appropriations from sixty days to ninety days after the end of the fiscal year? Fiscal Impact: None anticipated. If Proposition G is adopted by the qualified voters of the City of Missouri City, the following sections of the Charter shall be amended by adding the underscored words and/or deleting those struck through to read in its entirety as follows: ITEM G: TRANSFER OF UNENCUMBERED FUNDS Section 9.04 Sec. 9.04. – Amendments after adoption.

CHARTER PROPOSITION H Shall Section 9.10 of Article IX of the Charter of the City of Missouri City be amended to clarify that the requirement of the city council to receive and consider bids for the sale of bonds applies to competitive sales only? Fiscal Impact: None anticipated.

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If Proposition H is adopted by the qualified voters of the City of Missouri City, theNotice following sections of 2021 the of Special Election Charter shall be amended by adding the underscored words and/or deleting those struck through to read in its entirety as follows: ITEM H: BOND SALE CLARIFICATION Section 9.10 Sec. 9.10. – Sale of bonds. No bond issued by the city shall be sold for less than its par value and accrued interest. Nor shall any bonds, if sold in a competitive sale, be sold until bids, submitted in response to public advertisement therefor, have been received and considered by the council. The council shall have the right to reject any and all bids. CHARTER PROPOSITION I Shall Section 11.13 of Article XI of the Charter of the City of Missouri City be amended to change the appointment date of charter review commissioners from July to January? Fiscal Impact: None anticipated. If Proposition I is adopted by the qualified voters of the City of Missouri City, the following sections of the Charter shall be amended by adding the underscored words and/or deleting those struck through to read in its entirety as follows: ITEM I: CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS Section 11.13 Sec. 11.13. – Charter Review Commission. The council shall appoint a charter review commission at least every four (4) years. The council shall appoint the first charter review commission after the adoption of this provision no later than July, 1981. Beginning with the 2024 charter review commission, and for each charter review commission thereafter, Aall charter review commissions shall be appointed in JulyJanuary and each shall consist of five (5) citizens of the City of Missouri City.

. . . . D. Transfer of appropriations. Not later than the ninetiethsixtieth (9060th) day after the last day of the fiscal year, the city manager may transfer part or all of any unencumbered appropriations balance among programs within a department, division, or office and, upon written request by the city manager, S E E from I NoneS P A N I S H the council may by ordinance transfer part or all of any unencumbered appropriation balance department, office or agency to another.

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mobile unit will distribute and administer vaccines at community and faith-based locations, community health centers and

county facilities identified as easy to access for community members. “The mobile unit will allow Fort Bend

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★ MENTOR FROM PAGE 1 which Beyl said was inspired by his son’s job and wanting to explain to his grandchildren what their father does when he goes to work. Beyl and his grandson were near the Imperial housing development as they watched dump trucks, bulldozers and cranes in action. Then, a food truck arrived at the site and brought the work to a halt as the construction workers broke for lunch. “I pointed out to my grandson, ‘Look at how that little lunch truck made all those big trucks stop,’ ” Beyl

art. Mollberg’s art teacher, Stevie Ballow, said he is very observant and accommodating and loves to collaborate with his peers. Ballow read Beyl’s books to her class and arranged the meeting between Beyl and Mollberg through principal Debbie Elder. “I’m working on drawing this comic book with my classmate,” Mollberg said. “I thought (Beyl’s books) would be great teachers for me.” While his mother, Macy Mollberg, said Markus can be shy, she also said he is “all boy” and likes to draw Godzilla and King Kong

CIUDAD DE MISSOURI CITY NOTIFICACIÓN DE ELECCIONES ESPECIALES the show me city

A TODOS LOS VOTANTES REGISTRADOS EN LA CIUDAD DE MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS: Por la presente, la Ciudad de Missouri City (“Ciudad”) notifica que la Ciudad celebrará unas elecciones conjuntas con el condado de Fort Bend y el condado de Harris el 1 de mayo de 2021, de 7:00 a. m. a 7:00 p. m., con el propósito de considerar enmiendas a los Estatutos de Autonomía de la Ciudad. El texto de las propuestas de enmiendas a los Estatutos de la Ciudad y las estimaciones de impacto fiscal para cada propuesta se adjuntan como anexo “A”. Para brindar una notificación adicional, las enmiendas de texto reales a los Estatutos de la Ciudad también se facilitan en el anexo “A”. Las elecciones especiales serán administradas por los administradores electorales de los condados de Fort Bend y de Harris, de conformidad con el Código Electoral de Texas. PRECINTOS Y LUGARES DE VOTACIÓN DEL DÍA DE LAS ELECCIONES PARA VOTANTES ELEGIBLES QUE RESIDAN EN EL CONDADO DE FORT BEND Precinto N.º 1 de Missouri City: aquellas porciones de los precintos electorales N.º 1109, 2033, 2050, 2059, 2061, 2075, 2077, 2078, 2081, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2092, 2093, 2108, 2112, 2115, 2136, 2151, 2157, 4028, 4030, 4049, 4062, 4065 y 4127 del condado de Fort Bend, ubicados dentro de la Ciudad. En el día de las elecciones, los votantes registrados de Missouri City (condado de Fort Bend) podrán votar en cualquier lugar de votación en todo el condado de Fort Bend, desde las 7:00 a. m. hasta las 7:00 p. m.

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as well as war scenes with tanks, submarines and fighter jets. She said her son gets a lot of positive responses from his drawings. “He’s really into Dave Pilkey books and graphic novels,” Macy said. “He wants to be an illustrator when he grows up, and he’s trying to figure out, ‘What else can I do if that doesn’t pan out?’” Markus will make his art show debut in May. His teacher said she is impressed by his selflessness and rapid progress “He’s really generous with his time and is kind of taking his drawing to the next

level all by himself,” Ballow said. “He has been working on adding dimension to his drawings and perspective and he’s been discovering it all on his own.” Beyl said his advice to young artists like Markus and young adults like his daughter, who is a graphic designer, is to enter as many contests or art fairs as possible and maintain a sketchbook or journal. “One of the qualities that will make you a great illustrator is to keep showing your work to other people,” Beyl said. “So you can see their feedback. What made them laugh? What made

them happy? What made them really interested in this picture that I drew?” Beyl said he is young at heart, which is where he feels his special artistic connection with students like Markus and others comes from. “I don’t think I’ve ever grown up, even though I’m an old man,” Beyl said. “I still feel like I’m 10 years old most of the time. Things that I see in the world really make me laugh a lot of the time and even with serious things I’ll try to find a funny thing about it that I can look at it from a different perspective.”

Para obtener una lista completa de los lugares de votación el día de las elecciones dentro de los límites del condado de Fort Bend, los votantes registrados pueden llamar al 281-342-3411, enviar un correo electrónico a vote@fortbendcountytx.gov o visitar el sitio web del condado en https://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/government/departments-e-n/elections-voter-registration/city-schoolmud-election-day. Para los precintos de la Ciudad dentro del condado de Fort Bend, para las elecciones especiales convocadas y ordenadas con el propósito de considerar varias propuestas para enmendar los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City, el administrador electoral del condado de Fort Bend actuará como funcionario contratante. Los funcionarios electorales para cada precinto de la Ciudad de Missouri City en el condado de Fort Bend serán designados por el administrador electoral del condado de Fort Bend; dichos funcionarios electorales dirigirán las elecciones especiales de la Ciudad de conformidad con el contrato de elecciones conjuntas. La dirección de correspondencia oficial del administrador electoral es 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469-3108, y la dirección física es 4520 Reading Road, Suite A-400, Rosenberg, Texas 77471-2133. PRECINTO Y LUGAR DE VOTACIÓN DEL DÍA DE LAS ELECCIONES PARA VOTANTES ELEGIBLES QUE RESIDEN EN EL CONDADO DE HARRIS Precinto N.º 2 de Missouri City: aquella porción del precinto electoral N.º 506 del condado de Harris, ubicado dentro de la Ciudad. En el día de las elecciones, los votantes registrados de Missouri City (condado de Harris) podrán votar en cualquier lugar de votación en todo el condado de Harris, desde las 7:00 a. m. hasta las 7:00 p. m. Los lugares de votación el día de las elecciones en todo el condado de Harris cerca de la Ciudad de Missouri City son los siguientes: LUGAR DE VOTACIÓN EN TODO EL CONDADO

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Harris County Attorney Conference Center

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Memorial Parkway Junior High School El Franco Lee Community Center

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1019 Congress Avenue

Houston

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Collaboration Space 2

21203 Highland Knolls Drive

Katy

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Auditorium

9500 Hall Road

Houston

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Los lugares de votación del día de las elecciones en todo el condado de Fort Bend son los siguientes: LUGAR DE VOTACIÓN EN TODO EL CONDADO

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M.R. Massey Admin. Building Mustang Community Center Fulshear High School Mission Bend Branch Library Pinnacle Senior Center Ridgegate Community Association Ridgemont Early Childhood Ctr Beck Jr. High School Cinco Ranch Library

Event Space

1570 Rabb Road

Fresno

77545

Classroom

4521 FM 521

Fresno

77545

PAC lobby Meeting Room

Fulshear Houston

77441 77083

Houston Houston

77053 77053

Houston

77053

Katy Katy

77450 77494

Meadows Place City Hall Briarchase Missionary Bapt Church Chasewood Clubhouse

Council Chambers Fellowship hall

9302 Charger Way 8421 Addicks Clodine Rd 5525#C Hobby Road 5855 W. Ridgecreek Dr 5353 Ridge Creek Circle 5200 S Fry Rd 2620 Commercial Center Dr One Troyan Dr 16000 Blue Ridge Rd

Meadows Place Missouri City

77477 77489

7622 Chasewood Dr

Missouri City

77489

3333 Hurricane Lane 695 Independence Blvd 180 Island Blvd

Missouri City Missouri City

77459 77489

Missouri City

77459

3323 Mission Valley Dr

Missouri City

77459

Hightower High School Hunters Glen Elementary School Lake Olympia Marina Clubhouse Lantern Lane Elementary School

Multi-purpose Room Main Room Extended Day Room Main Room Conference Room

Level 1 (Clubhouse Facility) Front Lobby Gym Ballroom cafeteria

Missouri City Baptist Church Missouri City Community Center Missouri City Parks & Recreation Quail Valley Elementary School QV Fund Office Ridge Point High School Sienna Annex

Multipurpose Building

Road & Bridge - Needville Bowie Middle School (West Entrance) Eagle Heights Church George Bush High School George Memorial Library

Main Room Main Hallway by Gym

Richmond Water Maintenance Facility Crockett Middle School Rosenberg City Hall Stafford City Hall Clements High School Commonwealth Clubhouse Fort Bend ISD Admin Building Four Corners Community Center Garcia Middle School Greatwood Community & Rec Center Imperial Park Recreation Center Jacks (First Colony) Conference Center James Reese Career & Technical Center Kempner High School Kroger's Riverstone (Community Room) Lost Creek Conference Center Sartartia Middle School Sugar Lakes Clubhouse Sugar Land Branch Library Sugar Land Church of God Sugar Land City Hall Townewest Towne Hall University Branch Library Thompsons City Hall

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*Los lugares de votación están sujetos a cambios. **El condado de Harris no tendrá un lugar de votación el día de las elecciones dentro de los límites de Missouri City. La porción del precinto N.º 337 del condado de Harris dentro de los límites de la Ciudad de Missouri City, pero que no tengan residentes de Missouri City, no tendrá lugares de votación el día de las elecciones de Missouri City. Para obtener una lista completa de los lugares de votación el día de las elecciones dentro de los límites del condado de Harris, los votantes registrados pueden llamar al 713-755-6965, enviar un correo electrónico a vote@harrisvotes.com o visitar el sitio web en https://www.harrisvotes.com/. Para los precintos de la Ciudad dentro del condado de Harris, para las elecciones especiales convocadas y ordenadas con el propósito de considerar varias propuestas para enmendar los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City, el administrador electoral del condado de Harris actuará como funcionario contratante. Los funcionarios electorales para cada precinto de la Ciudad de Missouri City en el condado de Harris serán designados por el administrador electoral del condado de Harris; dichos funcionarios electorales dirigirán las elecciones especiales de la Ciudad de conformidad con el contrato de elecciones conjuntas. La dirección de correspondencia oficial del administrador electoral del condado de Harris es P.O. Box 1148, Houston, Texas 77251-1148, y su dirección física es 1001 Preston, 4th Floor, Room 439, Houston, Texas 77002. LUGARES DE VOTACIÓN ANTICIPADA PARA VOTANTES ELEGIBLES QUE RESIDAN EN EL CONDADO DE FORT BEND Página 3 de 10 CIUDAD DE MISSOURI CITY Notificación de elecciones especiales de 2021

Precinto N.º 1 de Missouri City: aquellas porciones de los precintos electorales N.º 1109, 2033, 2050, 2059, 2061, 2075, 2077, 2078, 2081, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2092, 2093, 2108, 2112, 2115, 2136, 2151, 2157, 4028, 4030, 4049, 4062, 4065 y 4127 del condado de Fort Bent, ubicados dentro de la Ciudad.

Main Room

1522 Texas Parkway

Missouri City

77489

Main Room

2701 Cypress Point Dr

Missouri City

77459

Main Room

3500 Quail Village Dr

Missouri City

77459

Board Room Main Room Community Room

3603 Glenn Lakes 500 Waters Lake Blvd 5855 Sienna Springs Way 3743 Schools St 700 Plantation Dr

Missouri City Missouri City Missouri City

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Los lugares de votación anticipada en todo el condado de Fort Bend son los siguientes:

Needville Richmond

77461 77406

Lugar de votación anticipada

16718 West Bellfort 6707 FM 1464 1001 Golfview Dr

Richmond Richmond Richmond

77407 77407 77469

Chasewood Clubhouse 7622 Chasewood Drive Missouri City

110 N. 8th St

Richmond

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19001 Beechnut 2110 4th St 2610 South Main

Richmond, Tx Rosenberg Stafford

77469 77471 77477

4200 Elkins Dr 4330 Knightsbridge Blvd 16431 Lexington

Sugar Land Sugar Land

77479 77479

Sugar Land

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Sugar Land

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Sugar Land

77478

Sugar Land

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Meeting Room

15700 Old Richmond Rd 18550 Old Richmond Rd 7225 Greatwood Pkway 234 Matlage Way

Sugar Land

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Main Room

3232 Austin Parkway

Sugar Land

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Main Room

12300 University Blvd

Sugar Land

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Side hallway thru student parking lot Community Room

14777 Voss Rd

Sugar Land

77498

18861 University Blvd

Sugar Land

77479

Main Room

3703 Lost Creek Blvd

Sugar Land

77478

Clubhouse Meeting Room Fellowship Hall Brazos Room 154 and 155 Main Room Meeting Room 2 Community Center

8125 Homeward Way 930 Sugar Lakes Dr 5500 Eldridge 1715 Eldridge Rd 2700 Town Center Blvd North 10322 Old Towne Ln 14010 University Blvd 520 Thompson Oil Field Rd

Sugar Land Sugar Land Sugar Land Sugar Land Sugar Land

77479 77478 77478 77478 77479

Sugar Land Sugar Land Thompsons

77498 77479 77481

Clubhouse Gym Foyer Large Meeting Room, 1st Floor 1st room to the right Council Chambers Large Conference Room Auditorium Lobby main room

"Sprint Room" Gym Area Main room

**Polling locations are subject to change.

Those portions of Fort Bend County Precincts Nos. 1097, 1114, 1118, 2088, and 4044 falling within the boundaries of the City of Missouri City but having no Missouri City residents will have no Missouri City Election Day polling places.

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Durante la votación anticipada, los votantes registrados de Missouri City (condado de Fort Bend) podrán votar en cualquier lugar de votación de todo el condado de Fort Bend.

Lunes 19 de abril a viernes 23 de abril de 2021

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Domingo 25 de Lunes 26 de abril de 2021 abril a martes 27 de abril de 2021

Cinco Ranch Library 2620 Commercial Center Drive Katy Commonwealth Clubhouse 4330 Knightsbridge Blvd. Sugar Land Fort Bend County Road & Bridge 3743 School Street Needville Fort Bend ISD Admin Building 16431 Lexington Sugar Land Jacks Conference Center 3232 Austin Parkway Sugar Land Four Corners Community Center 15700 Old Richmond Rd. Sugar Land

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Fulshear High School 9302 Charger Way Fulshear George Memorial Library 1001 Golfview Dr. Richmond Greatwood Community & Rec Center 7225 Greatwood Pkwy Sugar Land Hightower High School 3333 Hurricane Lane Missouri City James Bowie Middle School 700 Plantation Dr. Richmond James Reese Career & Technical Center 12300 University Blvd. Sugar Land Kroger’s Riverstone (Community Room) 18861 University Blvd. Sugar Land

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★ CROWNED FROM PAGE 1 the auction.” Kisinger was not alone among area students who won big. Stafford High School sophomore Justin Amomoy’s piece was named Reserve Grand Champion (second place), while Fort Bend Christian Academy’s Jason Nguyen was also honored as a 3D Premium Award Winner in the competition. Claire Pumphrey from Huggins Elementary in Fulshear won the rodeo’s inaugural essay contest. “I couldn’t be prouder of the entries that we received in just our first year, espe-

cially during a pandemic,” said Tonya Yurgensen-Jacks of the rodeo’s Trailblazer Committee, which picked the essay winners. “The talent, creativity and tenacity that these young Texans displayed was not just encouraging, but truly heartwarming.” Evolution of passion Kisinger’s 2021 rodeo artwork featured art teacher Ryan Morales at his ranch in Rosenberg with one of his horses. To get the photo she recreated, she said Morales and her family drove out to Morales’ ranch, where she eventually whittled down the winner out of more than 800 that she took.

After coming up short last year, she said her competitive nature took over once she had her canvas. “There’s nothing in particular that inspired me, but what motivated me was my competitiveness in my heart. The people around me supported me and were looking forward to my success,” she said. “In a way, I wanted to live up to the standards they had for me – not because I’m pressured to, but because they all have special places in my heart and I wanted to make them proud.” Though she has had a lifelong passion for art, Kisinger said it wasn’t until middle school that she began con-

sidering pursuing it as more than a hobby. The passion became even more real, she said, as she moved from anime and other forms of “unrealistic” art to what she called a more sophisticated style upon reaching high school. She also said 2020 was the first time she had entered her art into the Houston rodeo’s annual competition. “I had always done it for fun, but I made a friend with this girl who was into art and was pretty good at it. That’s probably the first time I felt that competitive flame in my chest,” she said. “I thought, ‘She’s so good – but I want to be better.’ So we just com-

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PROPUESTA ESTATUTARIA B

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¿Debe enmendarse la sección 3.05 del artículo III de los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City para establecer un período de un año para el puesto de alcalde interino? Impacto fiscal: Ninguno anticipado.

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Si la propuesta B es adoptada por los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Missouri City, las siguientes secciones de los Estatutos se enmendarán agregando las palabras subrayadas y/o borrando aquellas tachadas para leer en su totalidad como sigue:

Stafford City Hall 2610 Main Street Stafford

PUNTO B: PERIODO DEL ALCALDE PROVISIONAL (pro tem.) Sección 3.05 Sec. 3.05. – Alcalde y alcalde provisional (pro tem.)

Sugar Land Branch Library 550 Eldridge Sugar Land Sugar Land City Hall 2700 Town Center Blvd. Sugar Land **Los lugares de votación están sujetos a cambios. Para obtener una lista completa de los lugares de votación temprana el día de las elecciones dentro de los límites del condado de Fort Bend, los votantes registrados pueden llamar al 281-342-3411, enviar un correo electrónico a vote@fortbendcountytx.gov o visitar el sitio web del condado en https://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/government/departments-e-n/elections-voter-registration/city-schoolmud-early-voting-location. Se designa al administrador electoral del condado de Fort Bend como secretario de votación anticipada para cada uno de los precintos electorales de la Ciudad ubicados en el condado de Fort Bend. Se enviará por correspondencia una solicitud de una boleta de votación para votar por correspondencia para cada uno de los precintos electorales de la Ciudad ubicados en el condado de Fort Bend a: Elecciones del condado de Fort Bend, 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469.

La solicitud de una boleta de votación para votar por correspondencia debe recibirse a más tardar el día 11 antes del día de las elecciones.

El alcalde será el jefe oficial del gobierno municipal, actuará como funcionario administrativo principal de la Ciudad y cumplirá todas las obligaciones del administrador municipal hasta que se nombre al administrador municipal. Será el presidente y presidirá todas las reuniones del Concejo Municipal. El alcalde votará en todos los asuntos ante el Concejo Municipal, excepto cuando el asunto se relacione con la consideración de su propia conducta oficial o cuando estén involucrados sus intereses financieros. Se asegurará de que todas las ordenanzas, los reglamentos internos, las mociones y las resoluciones del Concejo sean acatados y ejecutados de manera fidedigna. Firmará todas las ordenanzas y resoluciones; cuando así lo autorice el Concejo, firmará todos los documentos oficiales tales como traspasos, contratos de subvención, mapas catastrales oficiales de propiedades municipales, contratos y bonos. Nombrará comités especiales según lo considere conveniente y, además, nombrará aquellos comités especiales conforme a las instrucciones del Concejo. Desempeñará otras obligaciones en forma acorde con los Estatutos o según le exija el Concejo Municipal. El alcalde provisional será un concejal y será elegido por el Concejo en la segunda reunión ordinaria del Concejo en diciembre de cada año calendario durante la primera reunión ordinaria del Concejo que se realice luego de cualesquiera elecciones generales de la Ciudad o elecciones especiales de la Ciudad (las que sean posteriores) para la elección del alcalde o uno o más concejales. El concejal elegido como alcalde provisional ostentará el cargo y servirá en dicha calidad por un período de un año y hasta la elección de su sucesora satisfacción del Concejo. El alcalde provisional se desempeñará como alcalde durante la ausencia o discapacidad del alcalde y, cuando se desempeñe en calidad de tal, tendrá la autoridad conferida al alcalde”.

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PROPUESTA ESTATUTARIA C

Precinto N.º 2 de Missouri City: aquella porción del precinto electoral N.º 506 del condado de Harris, ubicado dentro de la Ciudad. Durante la votación anticipada, los votantes de Missouri City (condado de Harris) pueden votar en cualquier lugar de votación de todo el condado de Harris. Los lugares de votación anticipada el día de las elecciones en todo el condado de Harris cerca de la Ciudad de Missouri City son los siguientes: Lunes 19 de abril de 2021 a sábado 24 de abril de 2021

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Lunes 26 de abril de 2021

Martes 27 de abril de 2021

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Para obtener una lista completa de los lugares de votación anticipada el día de las elecciones dentro de los límites del condado de Harris, los votantes registrados pueden llamar al 713-755-6965, enviar un correo electrónico a vote@harrisvotes.com o visitar el sitio web en https://www.harrisvotes.com/. Se designa al administrador electoral del condado de Harris como secretario de votación anticipada para cada uno de los precintos electorales de la Ciudad ubicados en el condado de Harris. Se enviará por correspondencia una solicitud de una boleta de votación para votar por correspondencia para cada uno de los precintos electorales de la Ciudad ubicados en el condado de Harris a:

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¿Debe enmendarse la sección 4.01 del artículo IV de los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City para aclarar que el administrador municipal debe obtener la asesoría y el consentimiento del Concejo Municipal de Missouri City para nombrar, suspender o destituir a todos o cualquiera de los directores de departamentos de la Ciudad? Impacto fiscal: Ninguno anticipado. Si la propuesta C es adoptada por los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Missouri City, las siguientes secciones de los Estatutos se enmendarán agregando las palabras subrayadas y/o borrando aquellas tachadas para leer en su totalidad como sigue: PUNTO C: CONSENSO DEL CONSEJO PARA NOMBRAMIENTOS DE DIRECTORES DEPARTAMENTALES Sección 4.01 Sec. 4.01. – Administrador municipal. . . . . D. Atribuciones y obligaciones. El administrador municipal será responsable ante el Concejo por la administración adecuada de todos los asuntos de la Ciudad y, a tal efecto, tendrá las atribuciones Página 7 dey10 CIUDAD DE MISSOURI CITY se le exigirá lo siguiente: Notificación de elecciones especiales de 2021

1. Asegurarse de que se cumplan de manera efectiva todas las leyes estatales y las ordenanzas municipales.

2. Salvo lo prohibido por estos Estatutos, el administrador municipal nombrará, suspenderá o destituirá a todos o cualquiera de los directores de departamentos con el consensola asesoría y el consentimiento de una mayoría del Concejo; y empleará, suspenderá o despedirá a todos los demás empleados de la Ciudad. 3. Asistir a todas las reuniones del Concejo, excepto cuando sea dispensado de hacerlo por el Concejo.

*Los lugares de votación están sujetos a cambios. **El condado de Harris no tendrá un lugar de votación anticipada el día de las elecciones dentro de los límites de Missouri City.

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found in any other kind of art. There are such a wide range of things to do, and you have your entire life for your art to continue to develop. It’s just an interesting process to watch.” Kisinger could win as much as $38,000 in the rodeo’s auction on May 16 now that she is the Grand Champion. But whatever the future holds, for now she’s going to relish a moment that has been years in the making. “When I was little I remember being so proud when I could stay between the lines when I was coloring,” she said with a laugh. “Now here I am (as the Grand Champion).”

El alcalde provisional será un concejal y será elegido por el Concejo en la segunda reunión ordinaria del Concejo en diciembre de cada año calendario. El concejal elegido como alcalde provisional ostentará el cargo y servirá en dicha calidad por un período de un año y hasta la elección de su sucesor. El alcalde provisional se desempeñará como alcalde durante la ausencia o discapacidad del alcalde y, cuando se desempeñe en calidad de tal, tendrá la autoridad conferida al alcalde”.

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peted with each other.” Upon graduation from Eilkins, Kisinger plans to go to a community college to study art and see where the path takes her. She said art offers her a sense of freedom, which she felt while developing “Through the Years” at 2 a.m. while listening to music or podcasts later in the process. “It was just a nice time for me to clear my head and focus on something right now while forgetting about everything else,” she said. “There’s just so much freedom in visual arts – there are so many different styles you can do, and I just don’t think that’s

además, nombrará aquellos comités especiales conforme a las instrucciones del Concejo. Desempeñará otras obligaciones en forma acorde con los Estatutos o según le exija el Concejo Municipal.

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La solicitud de una boleta de votación para votar por correspondencia debe recibirse a más tardar el día 11 antes del día de las elecciones. Emitido el día 14 de abril de 2021. /s/Maria Jackson, secretaria municipal Ciudad de Missouri City, Texas ANEXO “A” PROPUESTA ESTATUTARIA A ¿Debe enmendarse la sección 3.05 del artículo III de los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City para aclarar que el alcalde no puede actuar como funcionario administrativo principal y cumplir con las obligaciones del administrador municipal? Impacto fiscal: Ninguno anticipado. Si la propuesta A es adoptada por los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Missouri City, las siguientes secciones de los Estatutos se enmendarán agregando las palabras subrayadas y/o borrando aquellas tachadas para leer en su totalidad como sigue: PUNTO A: ALCALDE COMO FUNCIONARIO ADMINISTRATIVO PRINCIPAL Sección 3.05 Sec. 3.05. – Alcalde y alcalde provisional (pro tem.) El alcalde será el jefe oficial del gobierno municipal, actuará como funcionario administrativo principal de la Ciudad y cumplirá todas las obligaciones del administrador municipal hasta que se nombre al administrador municipal. Será el presidente y presidirá todas las reuniones del Concejo Municipal. El alcalde votará en todos los asuntos ante el Concejo Municipal, excepto cuando el asunto se relacione con la consideración de su propia conducta oficial o cuando estén involucrados sus intereses financieros. Se asegurará de que todas las ordenanzas, los reglamentos internos, las mociones y las resoluciones del Concejo sean acatados y ejecutados de manera fidedigna. Firmará todas las ordenanzas y resoluciones; cuando así lo autorice el Concejo, firmará todos los documentos oficiales tales como traspasos, contratos de subvención, mapas catastrales oficiales de propiedades municipales, contratos y bonos. Nombrará comités especiales según lo considere conveniente y, Página 6 de 10 CIUDAD DE MISSOURI CITY Notificación de elecciones especiales de 2021

4. Preparar el presupuesto de manera anual, presentarlo ante el Concejo y ser responsable de su administración luego de su adopción. 5. Preparar y presentar ante el Concejo al final del año fiscal un informe completo de las actividades financieras y administrativas de la Ciudad durante el año anterior. 6. Mantener al tanto al Concejo sobre la situación financiera y las necesidades futuras de la Ciudad, así como hacer recomendaciones de esa índole cuando lo considere adecuado. 7. Desempeñar cualquier otra obligación que puedan establecer estos Estatutos o que le exija el Concejo, conforme a estos Estatutos”.

PROPUESTA ESTATUTARIA D ¿Debe enmendarse la sección 4.01 del artículo IV de los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City para exigir que, si se celebra un contrato para la vinculación laboral del administrador municipal, la remuneración del administrador municipal se establecerá en dicho contrato que será sometido a votación mayoritaria del Concejo Municipal de Missouri City? Impacto fiscal: Es posible que la Ciudad experimente cambios menores en los gastos relacionados con el administrador municipal. Si la propuesta D es adoptada por los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Missouri City, las siguientes secciones de los Estatutos se enmendarán agregando las palabras subrayadas y/o borrando aquellas tachadas para leer en su totalidad como sigue: PUNTO D: CONTRATO DEL ADMINISTRADOR MUNICIPAL Sección 4.01 Sec. 4.01. – Administrador municipal. . . . . A. Nombramientos y calificaciones: El Concejo, mediante voto mayoritario en su totalidad, nombrará a un administrador municipal que se desempeñará como funcionario administrativo y ejecutivo principal de la Ciudad. El método de selección será dejado a la discreción del Concejo Municipal, siempre y cuando el método garantice una actuación ordenada y apartidista con miras a asegurar la elección de una persona competente y calificada para ocupar el puesto. El administrador municipal se elegirá únicamente teniendo en cuenta su formación, experiencia y capacidad administrativa y ejecutiva, y cuando sea nombrado no será necesario que sea residente de la Ciudad de Missouri City; sin embargo, deberá residir en la Ciudad durante el ejercicio de su cargo. El Concejo puede celebrar un contrato laboral con el administrador municipal seleccionado que prescriba las condiciones laborales que el Concejo considere apropiadas. Dicho contrato será autorizado por parte de la mayoría del Concejo en su totalidad. B. Remuneración. El administrador municipal recibirá la remuneración que establezca el Concejo de acuerdo con su experiencia, educación y formación. Si el Concejo elige celebrar un contrato laboral con el administrador municipal seleccionado, el administrador municipal seleccionado recibirá la remuneración que fijará el Concejo en dicho contrato laboral. La remuneración se acordará antes del nombramiento, con el entendimiento de que el Concejo puede cambiarla a su discreción”.

PROPUESTA ESTATUTARIA E ¿Debe enmendarse la sección 6.01 del artículo VI de los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City para ampliar el periodo para los puestos de alcalde, concejales de distrito y concejales generales de dos a tres años? Impacto fiscal: Ninguno anticipado.

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★ FBISD FROM PAGE 1 drawn,” Heyliger said. “In Fort Bend ISD, we have not had the opportunity to even have the conversation around what (the district) should look like in this upcoming year.” According to the Texas education code, a proposition to add single-member trustee districts, which would divide the school district into proportional districts to select an individual board member — similar to the model used by Houston ISD — can be added to the ballot if 15 percent or 15,000 of the district’s registered voters petition for the measure. One of Heyliger’s five challengers, Kristin Davison Malone, said she is opposed to single-member districts because they would cause division during a time when the district needs to be united. “If the board is doing their job and they’re representing all children, or all stakeholders, that’s what we’re interested in,” Malone said. “Make sure when you’re voting that you choose someone that genuinely cares about the entire district. Because when it comes to our kids we shouldn’t be playing politics.” The other candidates for Position 6 are Stephanie Brown, Allison Drew, Rafat Ulain Jilani and Edtrina Moss. The candidates for Position 2 are Ashish Agrawal, Rehan Ahmed, Judy Dae and Nadeem Naik. Incumbent Grayle James announced her intent to retire and not to run for reelection on Jan. 4. Dae said her opposition to single-member districts was also based on a desire for unity. Other candidates said it was important to define what a

★ SUGAR LAND FROM PAGE 1 cumbent Carol McCutcheon and challenger Sakki Joseph – as well as District 1 candidates Donna Batten Molho and Suzanne Whatley. District 2 councilman Naushad Kermally and District 3 councilman Stewart Jacobson are both running unopposed and did not participate. Early voting runs from April 19-27 for the May 1 election. One of the key issues facing the city is a revenue shortfall that resulted from closures caused by the spread of COVID-19. Asked how to mitigate that, Joseph said eliminating wasteful spending should be a priority. “We can balance our budget

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single-member district would look like, and others declined to take a stance on the issue and said they needed to get feedback from the public and research it further, which disappointed some residents. “That was a big red flag for me,” resident Geralynn Prince-Semien wrote on Facebook. “After you ask, are you just going to do what people tell you to do? Which people? What public do you listen to? Tell people what your position is. If you can’t come up with, at minimum a position/opinion on your own, why would I vote for you?” Kyle Stanley, a 2005 Dulles High School graduate, said he

would support single-member districts to prevent having the majority of the board composed of people from the same neighborhoods. “I am not in favor of the district seemingly revolving around whichever neighborhood is ‘the hot market,’” Stanley said. Drew, the Position 6 candidate who is a former trustee, said the issue need to be considered from multiple perspectives. “As a trustee, I would like to engage in the discussion (about single member districts),” Drew said. “As a parent, I want to be able to hold my trustees accountable.” Transparency, response to COVID-19 Several candidates commended the board’s efforts to navigate the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, but felt the board lacked transparency and could improve its commu-

and balance our economy,” Joseph said. “We should not issue open checks for any contractors.” McCutcheon said the city has implemented a hiring freeze and not filled any vacancies. The $90 million general obligation bond passed in 2019, she said, has been stretched out by a longer timeframe, and the city council opted to spread out a voter-approved tax increase over the next five years instead of having it take effect as scheduled in 2020 and 2021. “I’m particularly proud of the $3 million I helped secure for Greatwood and Greatwood Village for drainage improvements,” McCutcheon said.

Molho, the District 1 candidate, said the city began to innovate and think like a retailer in response to the pandemic. “They came up very quickly with these great programs, offering gift cards and buy-one, get-one cards which generated money for the restaurants which were so desperately in need of money, whether it was to-go or in-person,” Molho said. Whatley said Sugar Land was well-prepared fiscally for an emergency like a pandemic and can continue to maintain essential city services like water and drainage. “Going forward, I think they’re looking at things that aren’t important like hiring and travel and putting a hold on them,” Whatley said.

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Si la propuesta E es adoptada por los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Missouri City, las siguientes secciones de los Estatutos se enmendarán agregando las palabras subrayadas y/o borrando aquellas tachadas para leer en su totalidad como sigue: PUNTO E: PERIODOS DEL MANDATO Sección 6.01 Sec. 6.01. – Elecciones a celebrar en virtud de estos Estatutos. . . . . B. Elección del alcalde. Una vez que entre en vigencia esta sección, el alcalde será elegido en las elecciones generales a celebrarse en noviembre de 202218 y se desempeñará en su cargo hasta las elecciones generales a celebrarse en noviembre de 20250 o hasta que se elija un sucesor y sea calificado. A partir de entonces, las elecciones en lo sucesivo para el puesto de alcalde se celebrarán en la fecha de las elecciones generales, según lo dispuesto por la ley estatal, en noviembre de cada tercer añode cada año par. El alcalde se desempeñará en su cargo por tres (3) añosdos (2) años, finalizando con la elección y calificación de un sucesoren el siguiente año par posterior. C. Elección de dos (2) concejales generales. Una vez que entre en vigencia esta sección, los dos (2) concejales generales serán elegidos en las elecciones generales a celebrarse en noviembre de 202218 y se desempeñarán en sus cargos hasta las elecciones generales a celebrarse en noviembre de 20250 o hasta que se elijan a sus respectivos sucesores y sean calificados. A partir de entonces, las elecciones en lo sucesivo para los dos (2) puestos de concejal general se celebrarán en la fecha de las elecciones generales, según lo dispuesto por la ley estatal, en noviembre de cada tercer añode cada año par. Los concejales generales se desempeñarán en su cargo en periodos de tres (3) añosdos (2) años, que finalizan con la elección y calificación de sus sucesores en el siguiente año par posterior. D. Elección de cuatro (4) concejales de distrito. De conformidad con los Códigos Comentados de Texas, de Vernon (V.C.T.A.), Sección 41.0052 del Código Electoral, el concejal del Distrito A, el concejal del Distrito B, el concejal del Distrito C y el concejal del Distrito D se elegirán en las elecciones generales a celebrarse en noviembre de 202118 y se desempeñarán en sus cargos hasta las elecciones generales a celebrarse en noviembre de 20240 o hasta que se elija a un sucesor y sea calificado. A partir de entonces, las elecciones en lo sucesivo para el cargo de concejal de los distritos A, B, C y D se celebrarán en la fecha de las elecciones generales, según lo dispuesto por la ley estatal, en noviembre de cada tercer añode cada año par, y dichos concejales se desempeñarán en su cargo en periodos de tres (3) añosdos (2) años, que finalizan con la elección y calificación de sus sucesores en el siguiente año par posterior.

PROPUESTA ESTATUTARIA F ¿Debe enmendarse la sección 6.01 del artículo VI de los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City para disponer que una persona esté limitada a doce años consecutivos en el Concejo Municipal antes de que se le exija a la persona no participar por un período de dos años antes de pasar a otro puesto en el Concejo Municipal? Impacto fiscal: Ninguno anticipado. Si la propuesta F es adoptada por los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Missouri City, las siguientes secciones de los Estatutos se enmendarán agregando las palabras subrayadas y/o borrando aquellas tachadas para leer en su totalidad como sigue: PUNTO F: LÍMITES DE LOS PERIODOS Sección 6.01 Sec. 6.01. – Elecciones a celebrar en virtud de estos Estatutos. . . . . F. Límites de los periodos. Ni el alcalde ni ningún concejal se desempeñarán en sus cargos durante más de doce (12) años consecutivos de mandato en ningún puesto en el Concejo ni en ninguna combinación del mismo. Para los propósitos de esta subsección, se considerará que un funcionario se ha desempeñado en cualquier puesto al tomar el juramento del cargo para dicho puesto, independientemente de si el funcionario se desempeña durante el período completo o una parte del mismo para dicho puesto. Cualquier funcionario que se haya desempeñado en su cargo durante (12) años consecutivos de mandato en cualquier puesto en el Concejo o en cualquier combinación del mismo tendrá prohibido desempeñarse durante otro periodo en cualquier puesto elegido por un mínimo de dos (2) años a partir de la fecha de caducidad del último periodo consecutivo del funcionario. El límite de periodos dispuesto por esta subsección se aplicará a un período de mandato que comience después de las elecciones generales a celebrarse en noviembre de 2021”.

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nication and engagement with parents. “There are communications that come out to us as parents, as taxpayers, as residents, as parents, that leaves a lot to be desired,” Agrawal said. “It’s almost like, ‘Here’s what’s going to happen.’ Tell me a little more why.” Jilani said the district did well at providing electronic devices, internet hotspots and meals from the beginning of the pandemic to today. “Some of the things that (COVID-19) taught us is to give the teachers and parents training to deal with the frustration (of the pandemic and technology issues),” Jilani said. Malone also said the district deserved credit for its rapid response to the pandemic, but added contact tracing and transparency (including whether or not an infected student was on campus) and support for teachers and staff could have been improved.

FBISD Board of Trustees, Position 6 STEPHANIE BROWN Key issues: Early literacy, sign language, transparency In their own words: “I have been collaborating with FBISD schools to bring some wonderful programs into our community and I’d like to take that same passion and give it back to all Fort Bend ISD students.” ALLISON DREW Key issues: Innovation, equality, student advocacy In their own words: “I can have really difficult conversations in a respectable manner, and I can also have those conversations in five languages. Really, there's not a conversation I don’t want to be a part of.” ADDIE HEYLIGER (incumbent) Key issues: Single-member districts, staff retention, community engagement In their own words: “I ran six years ago in order to make a difference in the community and I’m here to make sure that we continue to do the work that we started in 2015.” RAFAT ULAIN JILANI Key issues: Improving virtual/ COVID-19 era learning, reducing academic gaps and educator burnout In their own words: “Being on all four sides of the table, I know and understand the frustration from a teacher’s perspective, a parent’s perspective, a student’s perspective, and the community’s perspectives.” KRISTEN DAVISON MALONE Key issues: Transparency, safety, special education In their own words: “I am completely invested in this community. I know Fort Bend. I have a heart for the kids, teachers, and the staff. I am the one who will represent all.” EDTRINA MOSS Key issues: Equity in education, representation, accountability

In their own words: My experiences as a nurse have allowed me to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams… and diverse populations as a whole to promote and improve the health and wellbeing for all. Those collaborations have often led to policy changes that have improved the access to care, similar to those policies for evaluating and implementing changes that improve access to equitable education, and I am ready to bring that unique perspective and experience to Fort Bend ISD.” Position 2 ASHISH AGRAWAL Key issues: Modernizing educational technology, equity, fiscal responsibility In their own words: “I have the financial acumen and the management wherewithal for this position. Community service-wise, I have worked with FBISD schools as well as the broader FBISD community and all of that collective experience is what I am bringing to the table.” Rehan Ahmed Key issues: Improving education, accountability, safety and security In their own words: “As an educator, I have helped U.S. veterans turn their careers into the IT (field).” Judy Dae Key issues: Balancing the district’s budget, securing state funding, standardized testing In their own words: “I’ve been going to school board meetings and volunteering on campus, even bringing students to the meetings to speak up. The reason I do that is because that’s where my heart is.” Nadeem Naik Key issues: Equality of education, community outreach, improving gifted and talented programs In their own words: “Nobody listens to the children. We have to listen to the children and when we bring the teachers and the students together, something comes out, and then we bring in the parents and the teachers together.”

G E T T O K N O W T H E C A N D I D AT E S Sugar Land City Council District 1 DONNA BATTEN MOLHO Key issues: Safety and security, quality of life, Molho mobility In their own words: “Arts and culture is a very critical piece of tourism and economic development, and anything we can do to promote that and partner with the schools to start children at an early age is creating an interest and continuing it through their adulthood.” SUZANNE WHATLEY Key issues: Small businesses, police and fire department

training In their own words: “I’m a small business advocate, small business owner, and we’ve seen a lot during COVID-19. We have to recWhatley ognize small business is the heartbeat of this community, and we need to protect that.” District 4 CAROL MCCUTCHEON (incumbent) Key issues: Public safety, traffic mobility, drainage In their own words: “For the past 28 years, I have worked hard to serve our community and city. I am running for my third term on city

council and I have worked very hard for the past four years on behalf of all residents of our city.”

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SAKKI JOSEPH Key issues: Safety, public works, transparency In their own words: “I have a passion for the people, I love to serve the people and address their issues in their dayto-day lives. I want to fulfill their vision, and that’s why I’m runJoseph ning for city council.”

PROPUESTA ESTATUTARIA G ¿Debe enmendarse la sección 9.04 del artículo IX de los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City para extender el tiempo que el administrador municipal puede transferir o solicitar transferir apropiaciones no comprometidas de sesenta a noventa días después del final del año fiscal? Impacto fiscal: Ninguno anticipado. Si la propuesta G es adoptada por los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Missouri City, las siguientes secciones de los Estatutos se enmendarán agregando las palabras subrayadas y/o borrando aquellas tachadas para leer en su totalidad como sigue: PUNTO G: TRANSFERENCIA DE FONDOS NO COMPROMETIDOS Sección 9.04 Sec. 9.04. – Enmiendas posteriores a la adopción. . . . . D. Transferencia de apropiaciones. A más tardar el nonagésimosexagésimo (9060º) día después del último día del año fiscal, el administrador municipal puede transferir parte o la totalidad del saldo de apropiaciones no comprometidas entre los programas dentro de un departamento, división u oficina y, a solicitud por escrito del administrador municipal, el Concejo puede, mediante ordenanza, transferir parte o la totalidad de cualquier saldo de apropiaciones no comprometidas de un departamento, oficina o agencia a otro”. PROPUESTA ESTATUTARIA H ¿Debe enmendarse la sección 9.10 del artículo IX de los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City para aclarar que el requisito del Concejo Municipal de recibir y considerar licitaciones para la venta de bonos se aplica únicamente a ventas competitivas? Impacto fiscal: Ninguno anticipado. Si la propuesta H es adoptada por los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Missouri City, las siguientes secciones de los Estatutos se enmendarán agregando las palabras subrayadas y/o borrando aquellas tachadas para leer en su totalidad como sigue: PUNTO H: CLARIFICACIÓN SOBRE VENTA DE BONOS Sección 9.10 Sec. 9.10. – Venta de bonos. Ningún bono emitido por la Ciudad se venderá por menos de su valor nominal e interés acumulado. Tampoco se venderá ningún bono, si se vende en una venta competitiva, hasta que el Concejo haya recibido y considerado las licitaciones presentadas en respuesta al anuncio público correspondiente. El Concejo tendrá derecho a rechazar todas y cada una de las licitaciones”. PROPUESTA ESTATUTARIA I ¿Debe enmendarse la sección 11.13 del artículo XI de los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Missouri City para cambiar la fecha de nombramiento de los comisionados de revisión de los Estatutos de julio a enero? Impacto fiscal: Ninguno anticipado. Si la propuesta I es adoptada por los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Missouri City, las siguientes secciones de los Estatutos se enmendarán agregando las palabras subrayadas y/o borrando aquellas tachadas para leer en su totalidad como sigue: PUNTO I: NOMBRAMIENTO DE LA COMISIÓN DE REVISIÓN DE LOS ESTATUTOS Sección 11.13 Sec. 11.13. – Comisión de Revisión de los Estatutos. El Concejo nombrará una Comisión de Revisión de los Estatutos por lo menos cada cuatro (4) años. El Concejo nombrará la primera Comisión de Revisión de los Estatutos después de la adopción de esta disposición a más tardar en julio de 1981. A partir de la Comisión de Revisión de los Estatutos de 2024, y para cada Comisión de Revisión de los Estatutos a partir de entonces, Ttodas las comisiones de revisión de los estatutos se nombrarán en julioenero y cada una estará compuesta por cinco (5) ciudadanos de la Ciudad de Missouri City”. Página 10 de 10 CIUDAD DE MISSOURI CITY


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Review: Soliz Casa de Tacos a Stafford staple pressive of the bunch, because the corn tortillas – which were otherwise structurally sound for the remaining tacos – gave in under the weight of the scrambled eggs and chorizo. I was partial to the Hughie and the Eric, each of which were both substantial and yet well-proportioned, ensuring enjoyable bites from start to finish. Soliz has several lunch plates that are available starting at 10:30 a.m., including enchiladas ($7.50) and a combination plate ($8.50) with a beef taco, beef tostada, guacamole and chili con queso. Any authentic Mexican restaurant carries with it the expectation of barbacoa and menudo, which Soliz serves on Fridays and Saturdays. Barbacoa is $12 per pound at Soliz and includes six corn tortillas and salsa, and $7 gets you a half a pound and three corn tortillas and salsa. Menudo is $7.50 and comes with two tortillas, onion and lemon.

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You can rack up a lot of mileage discovering some of the finest restaurants in Fort Bend County, but sometimes, the best food is right under your nose. A stretch of Dulles Avenue south of Highway 90 has become one of my favorite spots for a reliable and affordable bite to eat, in part for its proximity to our Stafford office, but also because it is a microcosm of the city’s great culinary heritage. Soliz Casa de Tacos has been a pillar of that heritage under the operation of owner Eric Otto. His grandmother opened Soliz in 1984, and the menu has several items that are named after longtime customers. Texans love their breakfast tacos, and they are served all day at Soliz. I was one of several customers who rushed to get their taco fix before the restaurant closed for the day, arriving to a mostly full parking lot. I tried four different tacos, including the owner’s name-

Shown is the Huevos con Chorizo taco on a corn tortilla from Soliz Casa de Tacos in Stafford. The restaurant has been family-owned since opening in 1984. (Photo by Stefan Modrich)

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In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the cancellation of several community gatherings, please check with each organization for updated information about the status of their events. APRIL 15 LAMBDA SIGMA CHAPTER OF DKG VIRTUAL MEETING APRIL 15TH Local chapter, Lambda Sigma of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional society of leading women educators will conduct a zoom meeting Thursday, April 15th, at 5 p.m. (social time, 4:30). Program: Find Your Happy Place, Chair Yoga. Educators who are interested in learning more about DKG, contact dkglsnews2020@ gmail.com APRIL 17 EXCHANGE CLUB OF SUGAR LAND’S 34TH SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER will be held VIRTUALLY on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 6:00 PM www.facebook.com/ sugarlandmorningexchange TEXT NOODLE TO 71777 to donate or buy Raffle tickets. SILENT AUCTION www.32auctions.com/ Spaghetti2021. Www.ECSL.org APRIL 23 BINGO BASH AT CABO DOG’S B-I-N-G-O! In support of Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, Cabo DogÕ s Lounge & Grill, 7022 Hwy. 6, #100, Missouri City is hosting a BINGO BASH fundraiser to support local nonprofit, Hope For Three Autism Advocates. Every hour on the hour from 7:00pm to 10:00pm itÕ s bingo madness! Music, prizes, karaoke, and so much more. Visit hopeforthree.org for event details and autism resources, and cabodogs.com for daily specials. MAY 3 10TH ANNUAL POT OF GOLD GOLF CLASSIC @ Sweetwater Country Club. find more information at www.fbrr.org/golf

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MAY 4 - JUNE 1 COME TO THE GARDENS St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City will meet in the sanctuary on May 4, 11, 25 and June 1 at 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Come and join this four week reflection on the 4 Biblical Gardens with time for prayer and meditation. For additional information contact melinda@siennachurch.org or call 281-778-2046. MAY 13 FT. BEND/HARRIS RETIRED EDUCATORS ZOOM MEETING Ft. Bend/Harris Retired Educators next zoom meeting is Thursday morning, May 13th, at 10:00noon. Program: Brian McCauley will share information about the historical site, San Felipe de Austin located in San Felipe, Austin County, TX, followed by Chair Yoga. Paid members will receive an emailed zoom invitation a week prior to the meeting. Further information for any retired educator, email cmduvall@aol.com. ONGOING SUGAR LAND AMERICAN LEGION American Legion Freeman Post 942 meets the fourth Thursday of every month at the Post facility, 311 Ulrich, Sugar Land, Texas, at 7:00 PM. All veterans are welcome. Post hall is available for rental for events. Call 713-553-5370 if interested. GIVE A GIFT OF HOPE Give a Gift of Hope one-time or monthly. Your help provides access to therapies and services children with autism might otherwise go without. Please consider Hope For Three in your Estate, Planned, or Year-End Giving. Register now, or learn more about exciting events: www.hopeforthree.org/events

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