See column related to Children at Risk rankings -- Page 3
Dulles JROTC Cadet Tyler Wallace was recognized by the city of Sugar Land Friday, June 7 in honor of his Silver Valor Award. Read the story inside today's edition on Page 4.
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Some of the area’s schools measured up well this year with the Greater Houston region and state of Texas. Others didn’t make the grade. Texas-based Children at Risk, a nonprofit that has spent more than a decade ranking Texas schools, recently released is 2019 public school rankings. The
organization’s evaluations consider how well schools support economically disadvantaged students, annual test scores and year-over-year growth and, for high school evaluations, college and career readiness. According to Children at Risk’s website, the annual rankings “aim to help parents, educators and community members understand how their schools are performing and spark dialogue on the quality of public
education across Texas.” Among area schools, Fort Settlement Middle School in Sugar Land achieved the highwater mark, ranking sixth among Houston-area middle schools and 19th in the state. FSMS received the distinction of State School of Character in 2012 and 2015. and was most recently, FSMS was named a Na-
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Fort Settlement Middle School in Sugar Land was the highestrated school in the area in the Children at Risk rankings released last week. (Photo from Fort Settlement Middle School Facebook)
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Chen, Kermally victorious in runoff elections By Landan Kuhlmann LKUHLMANN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM
The area has two new city council members after runoff election results rolled in Saturday night. According to the results, which are unofficial until canvassed, Alice Chen is the new representative for Position 1 on Stafford’s city council. Naushad Kermally overtook Nabila Mansoor to become Sugar Land’s city council member for District 2. Chen, who has lived in Stafford for 30 years working as a community activist, volunteer and small business owner, narrowly edged out Auturo Jackson by receiving 51.9 percent (614) of the votes compared to Jackson’s 48.1 percent (569). Chen has been Congressman Al Green’s community liaison since 2006 and also served on Stafford’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Kermally, a 23-year Sugar Land resident who has previously served on various committees around Fort Bend County, was named on about 57.3 percent (1,811) of ballots compared to Mansoor’s total of about 42.7 percent (1,352).
Fort Bend County Judge KP George and Fort Bend Economic Development Council President /CEO Jeff Wiley address the audience during a question-and-answer session at a luncheon with the Consular Corps of Houston Friday, June 7. The meeting was the first of its kind held in Fort Bend County. (Photo by Landan Kuhlmann)
George convenes first Consular Corps gathering in Fort Bend By Landan Kuhlmann LKUHLMANN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM
Fort Bend County Judge KP George has made history on a number of fronts, from his election in November to the actions he’s taken in the months since. The Indian-American official recently continued that trend and doesn’t look to be slowing down. George has met with numerous countries, trade delegations, businesses and investors to attract, foster and grow businesses while helping to create new, wellpaying jobs for Fort Bend County residents. It’s part of his Fort Bend Global Initiative, which he launched in March. In that spirit, George convened the first high-level Fort Bend meeting of the Consular Corps of Houston – the nation’s third-largest, with more than 90 countries represented – at the Ismaili
Jamatkhana & Center on June 7 in Sugar Land. “We have made history and will continue to do so with this meeting,” George said. “It is crucial that Fort Bend build strong relationships with our Consular Corps and international economic development partners so that we can encourage job growth and attract private investment, for the benefit of our residents. I am grateful that we have a Consular Corps that is willing to collaborate and help improve the economic fabric of our community,” Consulates for more than County Judge KP George with a few of the more than 40 consul40 countries attended last ates who attended Friday's luncheon. (Photo by Landan Kuhlmann) week’s meeting, and George cited the Corps being on the we’re talking to the right ing Fort Bend County a frontlines of information for people,” George said. “They “historic region” that sits incoming businesses as a know who is coming, they in great position for future major benefit of a partner- have that firsthand connec- business success and repship he hopes will wind up tion, which makes this an resents a perfect partner for paying dividends as Fort important relationship.” the Corps. Bend moves into the future. Consular Corps of Hous“I believe Houston and “The Consulate’s job is ton Dean Juan B. Sosa Fort Bend can go many also about commerce, so echoed the sentiment, call- places,” Sosa said. “These
meetings are all about connecting with and getting to know about you and how we can do this together. (George) has shown he can do things, and we’d like to do them with you.” The Fort Bend County Economic Development Council (EDC) will work with Consular Corps representatives regarding incoming businesses and entities, according to George, so Fort Bend County can take its “next step” to facilitate the business growth and demand that accompanies the burgeoning population, which is expected to exceed 1 million by 2022. George said such growth will be one of the county’s top priorities in the coming years. “We wanted to bring more revenue and new business here, and this will
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Missouri City takes baton, sends Marshall to nationals By Theresa D. McClellan FOR THE FORT BEND STAR
The old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child,” played out in Missouri City recently when the talented track and field athletes from Marshall High School had to consider declining an invitation to a national competition. But thanks to the support from their community, the Buffalos are bound for North Caro-lina. The Missouri City Police Department was among the groups that helped the track standouts cover a financial shortfall so they can compete in the 2019 New Balance Nationals, scheduled for June 13-16 in Greensboro, N.C. “For them to have this opportunity, we didn’t want to pass this up. We felt like this is a good chance for the boys to win and be on a national
From left to right, Marshall track's Dalevon Campbell, coach Rodney Alix, Jaquze White, Garrett Wilkins and Malik Hornsby accept a check from Missouri City Police Lt. Jazon Heard, Police Detective Mike Zimmer, and MCPOA Vice President Sgt. Jay McClellan. (Photo by Theresa D. McClellan)
stage,” said Rodney Alix, a track coach at Marshall said. “Being Marshall it’s a little stigma to our school and for the community to step up is something.” In four of the last five years, Marshall captured the team state championship in Class
5A. After their latest title this year, the Buffalos were invited to participate in the 2019 New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. More than 5,000 top athletes from almost every state as well as Canada and other na-tions are expected for the
competition that, according to the event website, attracts the best runners, jumpers, throwers and relay teams. Alix was excited for the opportunity to have his young athletes gain a national audience, but the team’s booster club was only able to raise
$4,000 of the needed $5,000. Alix didn’t want to disappoint his seniors – most of whom will not compete in track once they reach college – so he started talking to his old friend, Lt. Jazton Heard of the Mis-souri City PD. Heard also didn’t want the teens to miss out because they couldn’t afford to go, so he started making phone calls to area business and community leaders. He also told De-tective Mike Zimmer, the president of the Missouri City Police Officers Association. The police officers group quickly raised $1,000, and others in the community reached out asking how they could help. In less than two days, $2,000 was raised. “The police officers association made it so easy on us. They gave us $1,000 right out the gate,” Heard said. “We said, ‘What do we do now? We’ve already talked to busi-
nesses.’ ” The money will be used for travel, food expenses and lodging. The athletes and three coaches will fly into Raleigh, N.C., and drive to Greensboro. “This is the first time in the nationals,” Alix said. “A lot of them were on football scholarships. We have one kid going to the national meet and then immediately reporting to college. He’s going to (the University of Tulsa)." The athletes are Devon Achane, Dalevon Campbell, Malik Hornsby, Korey King, Bryson Stubblefield, Jaquze White and Garrett Wilkins. They will run in the 400-meter relay and 800 relay. Wanda Jones, president of the Hunters Glen IV homeowners association, said when the police reached out to her
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Data matters, but so does human element I’m a stat nerd at heart. I love studying samples of data. I love analyzing trends and what it means for the future. Heck, a quick perusal of my Twitter timeline will reveal that about 90 percent of it is sports statistics, many of which are advanced analytics beyond the realm where many care to venture. But even though numbers can tell you a lot of good stories, my experiences also have taught me there’s a person, and a community, behind every data point. So we should be careful about how beholden we become to certain sets of information. I’ve been too much so in some cases. The human dynamic matters, whether it be in sports, education, government, anything. As you’ll read beginning on the front page of this week’s edition, Texas-based nonprofit Children at Risk recently released its annual public school rankings for the entire state. And while
Many of us have that teacher who always believed in us Landan and urged us to continue on, Kuhlmann or that coach who pushed us just a little bit harder than everyone else because they saw LEAD REPORTER something in us. For me, one of thoes was an elementary school teacher in Katy, who was then called Ms. Gallaher. She was a wondersome of our Fort Bend County ful woman who was always schools passed with flying encouraging us and always colors, the ratings system also seeking ways for us to better gave poor grades to a number ourselves, even at a young age. of campuses. On their surface, the facI’ve also seen that play out tors at play seem reasonable as I’ve grown older and enenough. Children at Risk’s tered the workforce alongside evaluations take into account my sister and closest friends, how well schools support all of whom have taken the economically disadvantaged oath to molding the minds students, annual test scores, of tomorrow – from Katy to year-over-year growth and, Spring Branch to East Texas. for high schools, college and One of my best friends, career readiness. that first-grade teacher in East But to that end, there are Texas, had a student this year certain aspects that Children who struggled to read prior to at Risk can’t even begin to measure that play a crucial role in children’s development, no matter where they go to school.
Sugar Land, which surely have their own dynamics. But there is one thing of which I feel fairly certain – there are teachers in every classroom at every school in our area who do more for the children in their care than prepare them for college or simply teach them something to regurgitate on a standardized test. That’s been the same everywhere I’ve lived and worked. Examination of any data set begins and ends with taking the human element into account. Children at Risk does its best, and this study can definitely be a good tool – but any study failing to take human elements under advisement will always come up short. Look beyond the curriculum, to the ones behind closed doors, if you really want to see what matters in your child’s development.
ficing her Saturday mornings to be a beacon of light and encouragement. What I just described is the essence of what rankings like Children at Risk’s cannot measure. The results of these months of grueling, exhausting work may not show up in test scores right away, and the rankings will never take stock of what goes into a child’s development beyond the curated curriculum and programs. Growing up, I didn’t understand what it took to be a teacher. I never saw – or never wanted to see – the sacrifices they took in order to teach us. But now that I have, I believe even more that ratings such as Children at Risk’s can be helpful — but should always be taken with a grain of salt and cannot truly capture the human element. I never went to school in Missouri City, Stafford or
entering her class. Throughout the year, she would read to him and oftentimes tutor him during her off periods and lunch hours. By the end of the year, he had read enough and accrued enough Accelerated Reader points to lead the school – and become one of the best readers in the class. His natural abilities played a part in that, of course. But what put him over the top was the dedication that this first-year teacher showed. She poured her heart and soul into his well-being and being a source of motivation for him. And that’s only a slice of what I witnessed firsthand. She’ll never ask recognition for it. But she toiled away behind the scenes, all on his -- and other students' -- behalf. Beyond that, the kid played in a youth football league in that area, and she was at almost every one of his games, sacri-
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City of Sugar Land recognizes Dulles High School JROTC cadet By Donna Hill FOR THE FORT BEND STAR
Auxiliary Job Fair Fort Bend ISD is looking for qualified individuals who love working with children for their Child Nutrition, Facilities, Transportation and Extended Learning departments. Available positions include maintenance and custodial staff, bus drivers, cafeteria specialists, Extended Learning group leaders and many more.
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Tyler Wallace, an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at Dulles High School, was recognized by the Sugar Land City Council and Mayor Joe Zimmerman with a June 4 proclamation. Wallace recently received the Silver Valor Award from the Air Force JROTC program for his voluntary act of heroism in helping to rescue a family involved in a traffic accident with an 18-wheeler during a dust storm last summer outside of Vernon. At the rescue site, Wal-
Dulles High School Air Force JROTC Cadet Tyler Wallace (center) was recognized by the Sugar Land City Council and Mayor Joe Zimmerman (far left) with a Proclamation on June 4. (Photo by Donna Hill)
lace and his family assessed the family’s injuries and helped treat them until medics arrived. "Well, I think when you look at a young man as young as Wallace is, for him to do something like
that, you can't plan for it, you can't practice for it, you can't be trained for it. It has to come from your heart,” Zimmerman said. “For him to run out and start helping people, that's not a planned response. It takes courage."
Sugar Land Business Park welcomes new tenants From Staff Reports
A well-known business park in Sugar Land will soon welcome two new tenants. Two new warehouses totaling about 315,000 square feet will be built in the Sugar Land Business Park due to an agreement approved by the city council. The buildings will be located on 17.86 acres in the city’s industrial park. “The city of Sugar Land’s
industrial sector is tremendously important to our diversified economy and primary employment base,” city economic development director Elizabeth Huff said in a news release. “The extremely low vacancy rate within the business park is a testament to the success of our business park – and a reflection of a critical need for new light industrial space in our market in order to continue to grow our economy.”
The developers, Johnson Development Associates, have developed more than 22 million square feet of industrial space. “Coupled with Sugar Land’s pro-business environment and strategic location, this development will provide a great option for companies that require new, highly functional Class-A industrial space,” said Andy Halligan, the developer’s industrial division regional director.
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Players produce while Skeeters scuffle By Joe Southern FOR THE FORT BEND STAR
Despite a dismal performance as a team during a week in which the Sugar Land Skeeters went 2-4 in road games against Freedom Division rivals, there were individual highlights. Right-handed pitcher Troy Scribner had 10 strikeouts in Friday’s win against the Southern Mary-land Blue Crabs, which was a single-game high for the Skeeters this season. Scribner’s total also tied for third-most in a single game by an Atlantic League pitcher this year. Felipe Paulino notched his 12th save of the year Friday and ranks second in the league, trailing on-ly Somerset’s Mike Antonini (15). Paulino leads Atlantic League relievers with 29 strikeouts, and his 1.89 ERA is lowest among relievers with at least 18 innings pitched. Juan Silverio is tied for fourth in the league with 29 RBIs and has driven in 17 runs in his last 14 games. Silverio also is tied for the league lead with three triples and tied for third in the league with 51 hits. Over his last 12 games,
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Denis Phipps has gone 12 for 35 (.343) with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs. Phipps has collected an RBI in six of his last 12 games, and 14 of his 28 hits this season have gone for extra bases. Phipps leads the Skeeters and is tied for fourth in the league with eight homers this year. The Skeeters lead the Atlantic League with 63 stolen bases. Long Island and Somerset are the next closest with 37 apiece. Sugar Land’s Jared Mitchell leads the league with 17 stolen bases, and An-thony
Giansanti is tied for third with seven. Transactions The contract of righthander Mitch Talbot has been purchased by the Cleveland Indians, and the contract of right-hander Michael Mariot has been purchased by the Tijuana Toros of the Mexican League. The Skeeters have had 11 contracts purchased by outside professional baseball organiza-tions so far, including 10 from Major League Baseball organizations. The Skeeters signed free-agent outfielder O’Koyea Dickson. Upcoming The Skeeters returned to Constellation Field on Monday for an eight-game home stand, four against Lancaster and four against New Britain. Sundance Head will perform a postgame concert June 15. There will be a beer mug giveaway on June 16, which is Father’s Day. The Skeeters hit the road June 18 for three games against the York Revolution, followed by three games at the New Britain Bees. Skeeter of the Week
Jason Martinson makes a throw to first during a recent game at Constellation Field. Martinson drove in six runs June 5 to tie the Skeeters all-time single-game record and earn Skeeter of the Week honors. (Photo by Joe Southern)
Jason Martinson drove in six runs last Wednesday to tie the Skeeters’ singlegame record. The feat has been accomplished on three other occasions, with Jared Mitchell the last to do it (May 17 at Lancaster).
Over his last five games, Martinson has gone 8 for 27 (.292) with five home runs and 13 RBIs. Martinson’s 13 RBIs are tied for the most in the month of June in the Atlantic League, and his five June home runs trail only
Long Island’s David Washington (7). Martinson is now second on the Skeeters and tied for seventh in the league with seven homers for the year. (Ryan Posner contributed to this report)
Ridge Point falls to Southlake Carroll in 6A title game By Landan Kuhlmann LKUHLMANN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM
A magical run for the Ridge Point baseball team ended with a thud Saturday night. The Panthers, after steamrolling through the Class 6A playoffs, fell
★ MARSHALL, FROM PAGE 1 she knew exactly what she would do. “I work with the band and I’m very supportive of the children,” Jones said. After tapping her family for funds, she sent out an email blast to the Hunters Glen IV board, which raised $500. Taunja Fisher, co-owner of Car Star Auto and Body Shop at 826 Texas Parkway in Stafford, said she and her husband felt the same way. She is a former Marshall teach-er. On Friday, Missouri City officials presented the coach and some of the runners with a $2,000 check. The students smiled but were mostly quiet as city leaders gave them praise. After the ceremony, Heard told the athletes about his journey as a 2005 Marshall graduate and his decision to become a police officer. He joined the police department in 2009 in part because he wanted it to show the community
short of the ultimate prize at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, where they lost 17-0 in the 6A title game against defending champion Southlake Carroll. It was Ridge Point’s first appearance in the UIL state tournament and only the team’s second loss in 13 postseason games.
Ridge Point (33-5-1) reached the final by coming from behind to beat McKinney Boyd 5-2 in Friday’s state semifinals. In that game, leadoff hitter Jack Baker paced the Panthers by going 2 for 3 with three RBIs, while winning pitcher Hayde Key came within one out
more compassion than he felt during an encounter with police as a teen. “You always hear the narrative that the police don’t care about the community, but these guys did not hesitate one bit when it came time to step up and make it happen,” Heard said. “They were about action.” Zimmer said it was an easy
decision. “We expect these kids all year long to stay out of trouble, stay out of drugs,” Zimmer said. “The first chance they get to go and they can’t because of money? There was no way that was going to happen. No one has an issue sending one of the greatest schools in Missouri City to the nationals.”
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of a complete game while allowing two un-earned runs and six hits with six strikeouts. After failing to capitalize on a bases loaded, oneout situation in the first inning of Saturday’s final, the Panthers were unable to recapture the magic
that defined their postseason run, which includ-ed multiple late-inning comebacks. Prior to this year’s run, the 8-year-old program’s deepest foray into the postseason was a regional semifinal appearance in 2017.
The Panthers’ best season to date did not end with a flourish like they had hoped, but there appears to be plenty of reason for optimism heading into next season. Six of their nine starters in Saturday’s final were underclassmen, including Baker and Key.
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June Promotions 1st: Fireworks / Boy Scout Sleepover 2nd: Take Meow-t to the Ballgame / Sunday Funday 10th: Margarita & First Responder Monday 11th: Silver Skeeters Tuesday (Advanced Hearing Center) 12th: Super Splash Day 13th: Teacher Appreciation / Thirsty Thursday 14th: Fireworks 15th: Used Car Night 16th: Father’s Day / Sunday Funday / Beer Mug Giveaway (Silver Eagle) 17th: Margarita & First Responder Monday 25th: Silver Skeeters Tuesday (Advanced Hearing Center) 26th: Dollar Dog Wednesday / White Claw Wednesday 27th: Thirsty Thursday 28th: Fireworks / Women’s Veteran’s Night (Grace After Fire) 29th: Skeeters Patriotic Hat Giveaway (Well Care / Texan Plus) 30th: Swatson’s Birthday / Sunday Funday
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Houston Methodist Sugar Land celebrates cancer survivors From staff reports
More than 300 cancer survivors, caregivers and guests joined staff and physicians from Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital on May 31 to celebrate the 32nd annual National Cancer Survivors Day® at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. The sunflower-themed celebration titled “Find Your Sunshine” featured a massage therapy and re-laxation room, resource fair with more than 40 vendors, pho-
to booth and brunch. KHOU 11 news anchor Shern-Min Chow returned for her third year to serve as the emcee. “This event brings together some of our community’s most inspiring people,” said Amy Sebastian-Deutsch, director of oncology services. “These survivors and their caregivers have demonstrated incredible strength and resilience, and we are proud to celebrate their lives and encourage them to find sunshine and hope.” Several departments at Houston Methodist Sugar Land and Sienna Women’s
League volunteered at the event to show support of this annual celebration of life. Attendees enjoyed the chance to cel-ebrate with those who provide health care and support services to local survivors and caregivers. The Houston Methodist Sugar Land Sunshine Squad (comprised of employees) invited guests to par-ticipate in a wellness activity with a dance to the 1980s tune “Walking on Sunshine.” During brunch, Conor Cunneen, author and two-time cancer survivor, encouraged the crowd to focus on the positive and find what helps brighten their days. Visit houstonmethodist. org/cancer-sl to learn more
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital cancer survivors celebrate Cancer Survivors Day during an event at Sugar Land Marriott Towne Square May 31. (Submitted photo)
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Classic Chevrolet honored as community partner By Landan Kuhlmann LKUHLMANN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM
A local car dealership has taken service beyond the car buying experience, and was recently recognized for their efforts. Fort Bend County nonprofit Men For Change presented Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land with a trophy thanking them for their contributions to the organization’s efforts June 4. Men For Change Vice President Will Ross said the company has hosted various fundraisers and galas to help Men For Change achieve its mission of changing lives in Fort
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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS PHYSICAL ABILITY PERFORMANCE TESTING STANDARDS The City of Sugar Land seeks qualifications for performing all work required for the following project in the City: RFQ 2019-25: PHYSICAL ABILITY PERFORMANCE TESTING STANDARDS Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained by registering at Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. Sealed submittals, one (1) original, five (5) copies, and one (1) electronic copy on flash drive, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at which time the names of the firms submitting their qualifications will be read. Submittals received after the opening date and time will not be considered. Questions regarding this submittal must be received on or before 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Please post all questions on Public Purchase www. publicpurchase.com. The City will award and give notice within one hundred and twenty (120) days after the opening date and time.
EXHIBIT A - STAFFORD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Stafford Economic Development Corporation hereby gives notice, pursuant to Section 505.160 of the Texas Local Government Code, that the Corporation has adopted, as a Project of the Corporation, “Cash Road” project; consisting of the construction and extension of Cash Road from approximately 500 feet east of Royal Drive, where Cash Road ends now, to Kirkwood Road at the Wright Road intersection, approximately 1,750 feet as a four lane boulevard street with curb, gutter and storm sewer and other related expenditures, improvements, facilities, buildings or land that are related to or necessary for the project. The estimated cost for the proposed Project is $2,600,000.00 initially and $25,000.00 annually plus costs from the Stafford Economic Development Corporation. The Stafford Economic Development Corporation hereby gives notice that it will conduct a public hearing to solicit citizen input on the proposed Project. Said public hearing before the Stafford Economic Development Corporation is hereby called regarding the proposed Project. Said public hearing will be held at 7:00 o’clock p.m., on June 25, 2019, in the Council Chambers, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas. Interested citizens are invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to be heard. For further information, please contact: Nici Browe Administrative Assistant Stafford Economic Development Telephone: 281-261-3903 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in duplicate, on the original forms, signed by an officer of the company, will be received by Quail Valley Utility District at its offices located at 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Fort Bend County Texas 77459 until 10:00 a.m., Thursday June 27th, 2019 for the purchase of a: GRAVITY BELT THICKENER WITH BELT FILTER PRESS 3-BELT COMBINATION FOR THE DISTRICT’S REGIONAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT QUAIL VALLEY UTILITY DISTRICT Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas Plans, specifications and necessary information may be obtained from Quail Valley Utility District by contacting Joe Taylor, G.M. at 281-499-5539 or emailing email@example.com Bid package maybe picked up in person at District offices or received via email. Bid Security shall be a Bid Bond, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check in an amount equal to ten (10%) percent of the total bid and must accompany each proposal. Bid Bond, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check must be made payable to Quail Valley Utility District .The bonds must be signed by an authorized representative of the surety, and licensed by the State Board of Insurance. Quail Valley Utility District, reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept any bid deemed advantageous to the District or waiver all irregularities. Dated: June, 2019 Quail Valley Utility District
LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA HAYWOOD COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION IN RE VARNER, 17-JT-128 TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS Filed March 18, 2019 in the District Court of Haywood County, North Carolina TO: RESPONDENT FATHER ISAIAH DWIGHT FELTS A written answer to the petition must be filed with the Clerk of Court who signed the petition within 30 days after service of the petition. You are entitled to be appointed counsel and should contact the Haywood County Clerk of Court at (828) 454-6503 immediately to request counsel. You are required to make a defense to such pleading no later than July 16 2019. Your failure to do so may result in the Petitioner, the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency, receiving the relief that it seeks. This the 30th day of May 2019 Rachael J. Hawes, Agency Attorney for Petitioner Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 157 Paragon Parkway, Suite 300 Clyde, North Carolina 28721 (828) 452-6620
THANK YOU FOR READING LEGAL LEGAL NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 111foot Monopole Communications Tower (Ref. EBI #6119001670). Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is 8255 Camp Sienna Tri, Missouri City, Fort Bend County, TX 77459 (29 29 48.2N / 95 32 46.3W). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A1134851. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS – Interested persons may review the application (www.fcc.gov/asr/applications) by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review (www.fcc.gov/asr/ environmentalrequest) and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in duplicate, on the original forms, signed by an officer of the company, will be received by Quail Valley Utility District at the offices located at 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Fort Bend County Texas 77459 until 10:00 a.m., Thursday June 27th, 2019 for the purchase of a: MULTI-RAKE BAR SCREEN WITH A SCREW WASH PRESS FOR THE DISTRICT’S REGIONAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT QUAIL VALLEY UTILITY DISTRICT Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas Plans, specifications and necessary information may be obtained from Quail Valley Utility District by contacting Joe Taylor, G.M. at 281-499-5539 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Bid package maybe picked up in person at District offices or received via email. Bid Security shall be a Bid Bond, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check in an amount equal to ten (10%) percent of the total bid and must accompany each proposal. Bid Bond, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check must be made payable to Quail Valley Utility District .The bonds must be signed by an authorized representative of the surety, and licensed by the State Board of Insurance.
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LEGAL REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS MARKETING FIRM FOR THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The City of Sugar Land seeks qualifications for performing all work required for the following project in the City: RFQ 2019-24: MARKETING FIRM FOR THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained by registering at Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. Sealed submittals, one (1) original, five (5) copies, and one (1) electronic copy on flash drive, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at which time the names of the firms submitting their qualifications will be read. Submittals received after the opening date and time will not be considered. Questions regarding this submittal must be received on or before 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019. Please post all questions on Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. The City will award and give notice within one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days after the opening date and time. SECTION 00010 ADVERTISEMENT AND INVITATION FOR BIDS
(the “Work”). Sealed, competitive bids will be received no later than 2:00 P.M., June 27, 2019 in the District Office located at 10347 Clodine Road, Richmond, Texas 77407. Plans, specifications and bidding documents for the Work are available at the following locations: Civcast USA Civcastusa.com (281) 376-4577 In general, the Work at Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) No. 1 consists of rehabilitating the Influent Lift Station No. 2, replacing the mechanical bar screen at the headworks, replacing the clarifier mechanism at Treatment Module No. 1, installing two new RAS/WAS pumps stations, and other miscellaneous improvements.
Owner will be bound by the terms of this Invitation only to the extent funds, from whatever source, are available. All bids must be accompanied by proposal guaranty in the form of a Certified or Cashier’s Check, or Bidders Bond drawn to the order of Fort Bend County MUD No. 25, in the minimum amount of five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid. No proposal may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days after receipt of bids except with the approval of Owner. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept any bid from any responsible person which will be most advantageous to it and result in the best and most economical completion of the Work. The successful bidder will be required to provide a Performance Bond and Payment Bond in full amount of the contract. Leonela Ruvalcaba, Acting Executive General Manager Fort Bend County MUD No. 25
Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained from www.CivCastUSA.com. Sealed bids one (1) original and two (2) copies, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for all interested parties will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019, Cane Room, City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. Questions regarding this bid must be submitted on or before 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 24, 2019. Please contact Masuen Consulting, LLC at (866) 928-1533 x115. The City Council will award and give notice within sixty (60) calendar days after the opening date and time. NOTICE TO BIDDERS FOUNDATION REMEDIATION FOR BRAZOS RIVER PARK AND MEMORIAL PARK RESTROOMS The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment, and performing all work required for the following project in the City: ITB 2019-23:
Foundation Remediation for Brazos River Park and Memorial Park Restrooms
LOCATION OF WORK: Brazos River Park, 18427 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300A University Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX 77479 Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained by registering at Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. Sealed bids one (1) original and two (2) copies, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, City Secretary Office, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North, Room 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered. Questions regarding this bid must be submitted online to www.publicpurchase. com by Thursday, June 13, 2019 on or before 3:00 P.M. The City will award and give notice within sixty (60) calendar days after the opening date and time.
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CIP PROJECT NAME: Williams Trace Boulevard Irrigation CIP PROJECT NUMBER: ST1408 LOCATION OF WORK: Williams Trace Boulevard (Austin Parkway to State Highway 6), Sugar Land, TX 77478
Sealed bids on the original forms, signed by an officer of the bidder, will be received by Fort Bend County MUD No. 25 (the “Owner”) for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment and for performing all work required for the construction of:
In general, the Work at WWTP No. 2 consists of installing new canopies at the influent lift station, at the headworks, and at the aeration blower pad, yard piping modifications and other miscellaneous improvements.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Ruah Jane Gibson, Deceased, were issued on June 3, 2019, in Cause No. 19-CPR-033003, pending in the County Court at Law No. 2, Fort Bend County, Texas, to: Fleming G. Gibson. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Margaret M. Connolly Attorney at Law 4610 Sweetwater Blvd. Suite 200 SUGAR LAND, TX 77479
LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED REZONING OF 5.80 ACRES FROM STANDARD SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1) TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (PD) DISTRICT FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN – GRANTS LAKE TEMPOS SECTION ONE (TOWNHOME COMMUNITY) Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing: 6:30 p.m., June 27, 2019, City of Sugar Land City Council Chamber, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North to hear all persons interested in the proposed rezoning of approximately 5.80 acres from Standard Single Family Residential (R-1) to Planned Development (PD) District Final Development Plan for the existing Grants Lake Tempos Section One (townhome community) located along Grants Lake Boulevard to the south of State Highway 6; further identified as being located in the Elijah Alcorn League, Abstract One, Fort Bend County, and platted in 1982 as 5.80 Acres, Grants Lake Tempos Section One, Volume 32, Page 3 of the Plat Records of Fort Bend County, Texas
The agenda item for this meeting will be placed on the City of Sugar Land website at www. sugarlandtx.gov under “Meeting Agendas” Planning and Zoning Commission no later than Friday, June 21, 2019. Request details or provide feedback on the proposed Rezoning online at www.sugarlandtx.gov/PublicHearingComment or contact City of Sugar Land Planning Department at (281) 275-2218.
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Marshall: D– (173rd region, 1,270th state) Willowridge: D– (178th region, 1293rd state)
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★ CORPS, FROM PAGE 1 all happen with our inclusiveness and openness to bringing them in,” he said. Fort Bend EDC President and CEO Jeff Wiley echoed George in saying a partnership with the Corps is a great way to streamline the process of business growth, adding the relationship could simultaneously strengthen the Corps’ reach through the Fort Bend Global Initiative. The initiative works to increase imports, exports, exchanges and foreign in-
vestment for international organizations of all sizes. “This beginning of a bonding exercise with you is part of the process of trying to figure out how we can mutually benefit from each other’s continued interaction and relationship,” Wiley said. “Our interest is driving foreign direct investment into our community and seeing business expansion happen.” Wiley also cited magnets such as schools, quality of housing and master planned communities, and the vast availability of land around the county as incentives that
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Dulles High School Class of 1979 40th Class Reunion SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019 • 7-11PM QUAIL VALLEY CITY CENTRE $50/person until July 1st. $65/person after July 1st and at the door To reserve your spot make checks payable to Dulles Class of ‘79 Mail checks to: Dulles Class of ‘79 P.O. Box 2369 Stafford, TX. 77497
coordination and cooperation. We try to work hard to make it right for your businesses to come here,” Wiley said. “It is important that over the course of the coming months and years that we establish a personal relationship with each and every one of your offices. We will come to you in any way we can to find how we can make your business successful in our community.” Last week’s meeting was just the tip of the iceberg, according to George, and he appeared eager to continue making waves in Fort Bend County. “They came here today because they see the value in what we are trying to do in Fort Bend County,” George said. “This is a first effort, and we will continue the conversation.”
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Deadline is noon every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s” Who, What, When, Where, and Why. Email to DStrehl@FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 3944 Bluebonnet Drive, Stafford, Texas 77477. MONTH OF JUNE BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG FUNDRAISER
This annual campaign is one of the largest fundraisers for The Pregnancy Resource Medical Center. The center offers conﬁdential, without judgment, and free of charge services to any woman in an unplanned pregnancy. Churches, businesses, schools and other groups come together to support the mission. Bottles can be ﬁlled with loose change, bills, or a check made out to PRMC. To participate or donate, visit www.prmcfortbend.org/partner-with-us.
SATURDAY, JULY 13 $5 CAR WASH
Support Fort Bend Partnership for Youth to assist Fort Bend County Juveniles by getting your car washed to help provide basic needs to juveniles going through a difﬁcult time. Kitty Hollow Park, 1 p.m. Ð 5 p.m., 9555 Highway 6, Missouri City, TX 77459.
MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM-- DEER CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE & FERAL HOGS
This is a free program, open to the public. 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. program, Rosenberg Convention Center, 3825 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg, TX, Conducted by Coastal Prairie Chapter Ð Texas Master Naturalists. For more information call 281-633-7033 or visit https://txmn.org/coastal/
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 AARP: FINANCES FOR 55+
Sugar Land Branch Library will present the workshop, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m, 550 Eldridge. Learn ﬁnancial tips that will help you take control of your credit and protect your assets as well as protection from identity theft and scams. Free & open to the public. For more information, call 281238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
The workshop is at the First Colony Branch Library, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., 2121 Austin Pkwy. Create free-form poetry with discarded book pages, a newspaper, or a magazine, and a Sharpie¨ marker. This program is for age 13 and up. The next WritersÕ Workshop series will be Saturday, June 22, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm For more information, visit www. fortbend.lib.tx.us, or call 281-238-2800 or 281-633-4734.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Olympic Robots, Snapology Lego eventFirst Colony Branch Library invites teens in grades 9 through 12, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., 2121 Austin Parkway. Learn to build and program an autonomous robot to compete in head-to-head sports challenges, to run races, play hockey, and more. Free & open to the public. Reservations required. Visit www. fortbend.lib.tx.us, for more information and to register or call 281-238-2800.
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Presented at Mission Bend Branch Library 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 8421 Addicks Clodine Rd. Ò Part I Ð To the Moon & BackÓ 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Ò Part II Ð Saturn Vehicle Guidance Equations,Ó 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Retired physicist F. Don Cooper will share his experiences creating the technology that helped launch Apollo 11 in 1969, and the efforts to successfully bring the Apollo 13 crew home safely in 1970. Part II of Cooper’s will focus speciﬁcally about how geometry, algebra, calculus, and classical mechanics were used to produce the Saturn V guidance equations. Free & open to the public. For more information, visit www. fortbend.lib.tx.us, or call 832-471-5900 or 281-633-4734.
MONDAY, JUNE 17
M e n d e d H e a r t s M e e t i n g Chapter 362 will meet at 5:30 p.m. at HBU Bradshaw Fitness Center, 7731 Southwest Freeway, 2nd Floor Rooms A.B.C. Meeting is free with free parking.
THURSDAY, JULY 18 WOMEN’S SERVICES OPEN HOUSE
Houston Methodist Sugar Land welcomes the community to tour our expanded womenÕ s services facility and learn about services available to patients, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sweetwater Pavilion, 16655 Southwest Fwy. Sugar Land, TX 77479.. Visit events.houstonmethodist.org/openhousesl for more information.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20 FOOD FOR THOUGHT COOKBOOK CLUB
Will meet at Mission Bend Branch Library, 3:00 p.m., 8421 Addicks Clodine Road. This monthÕ s theme is Ò Bread.Ó The Cookbook Club meets once a month, different cooking genres explored each month. Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels are invited to join. Bring your own cookbooks and recipes or browse the libraryÕ s. Free & open to the public. For more information, visit www. fortbend.lib.tx.us or call 832-471-5900 or 281-633-4734.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22 HOUSTON TIDELANDERS BARBERSHOP CHORUS
The chorus presents their Good Time Show beneﬁting Fort Bend Family Promise at Christ Church-Sugar Land, 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land at 2 p.m. Fort Bend Family Promise provides shelter, meals and comprehensive support to families without homes. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: Tidelanders.com or call 713223-8433.
SATURDAY, JULY 27 ANNUAL STUDENT PHYSICALS
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sugar Land is offering annual student physicals from 9 a.m. to noon for Fort Bend ISD, Stafford MSD and any other student needing a physical. at 16811 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land, TX, 77479. Physicians will be on-site to provide additional clearance as needed. The cost is $20 (cash only) for ages 12 through 18. Be sure to bring a completed UIL Physical Evaluation form, from events.houstonmethodist. org/physicals-sl along with the Houston Methodist release form. Proceeds from the physicals are donated back to the athletic training programs of Fort Bend ISD schools. For more information, call 281.275.0447.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 JOURNALING & MEDITATION WORKSHOP
At the University Branch Library, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Learn how journaling can be used as a form of meditation and discover best practices to incorporate for maximum effect. Free & open to the public. For more information, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, or call 281-633-5100 or 281633-4734.
TUESDAYS, STARTING JUNE 4 PRAYER AND PILATES
Join us 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City. All are Welcome. For more information or to register please contact Melinda@siennachurch.org. Pilates cost is $25 a month.
SECOND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH CRAFTERS OUTREACH
Crafters meet at St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City to crochet and knit chemo caps for local hospitals and lapghans for area nursing homes. Join us anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information please contact Melinda@siennachurch.org.
DAV CHAPTER 233 MONTHLY MEETING
The second Tuesday of every month at the United Way fort Bend Center, 12300 Parc Crest Dr., Stafford, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 281-222-4888.
MISSOURI CITY AARP CHAPTER 3801
Meets the second Monday of every month at 11:30 a.m., at 2701 Cypress Point Dr., Missouri City Rec Center. Lunch, education, and entertainment. All seniors over 50 invited. For more information, call 713-859-5920 or 281-499-3345.
BECOME A FOSTER GRANDPARENT
Volunteers are needed to be a role model, mentor and friend to children with exceptional needs in the community. Training, mileage reimbursement, tax-free monthly stipend if eligible. Call today to help change the world, one child at a time in Rosenberg. For more information, call 281-344-3515.
WHILE WE’RE WAITING SUPPORT GROUP
For Bereaved Parents - grieving the loss of a child at any age. Meets the third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., at the First Colony Church of Christ, 2140 First Colony Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information, call 281-413-2484
BINGO AT THE VFW
Help support our veterans! Play bingo at Post 3903 every Tuesday and Saturday night at 7:15 p.m. 1903 First St, Rosenberg. All prizes paid in cash. Pull Tabs, $200 Bonanza, $300 Coverall, $750 Coverall, kitchen & bar service.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Caregivers of patients with AlzheimerÕ s disease or other related dementias are invited to attend the ﬁrst Thursday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. JohnÕ s United Methodist Church, 400 Jackson Street in Richmond, across from the historic Fort Bend County Courthouse. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 713-314-1313 or 1-800-272-3900.
QUAIL VALLEY WINE SOCIETY
Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month for education of wines, food pairings and fellowship at the Quail Valley City Centre, 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. For more information, call 281-437-6798 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERY TUESDAY PRAYER CONNECTIONS
Prayer warriors interceding for Fort Bend County and beyond. Please call in every Tuesday from 9-10 PM CST. NO matter how little or big your prayer request is. Call 605-3134812 Access code: 230514# No fee.
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Low Cost Animal Wellness Clinic 713-433-6421 14700 Almeda Rd. Houston, TX 77053 www.HoustonHumane.org • Spay/Neuter surgeries • Wellness Exams • Vaccinations • Heartworm tests, prevention and treatment • Flea and tick medication • Microchipping
FREE RABIES VACCINE with the purchase of any shot package *Coupon must be presented at time of service. Expires: JUNE 30, 2019
Alief MEDICAL SALES
SHORT TERM WHEELCHAIR RENTALS AVAILABLE
Buy a pair of COMPRESSION TRAVEL SOCKS and get the 2nd pair
11851-A Wilcrest Houston, TX 77031 Phone 281-530-3232 • www.AliefMedicalSales.com
Monday - Friday 9 - 6 Saturday 10 - 2 After hours by appointment
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RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ • AUTO • HOME INSURANCE • BUSINESS An Independent Agency Working For You – NOT The Insurance Company.
Blooming Onion with a purchase of an entrée. 281-980-4329 • 15253 S.W. Fwy Sugar Land, TX 77478 Must bring coupon to redeem. Expires 12/31/2019. Not to be combined with any other offering.
WE SHIP ANYTHING! 832-532-2080 3695 Hwy 6 South@ Settlers Way Market at First Colony Sugar Land , TX 77478 Monday- Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm. www.sugarlandpacknship.com Saturday-10:00am – 2:00pm
06-12-2019 Edition of the Fort Bend Star