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Ever since human remains were discovered last year at the site of Fort Bend ISD’s Jordan Reese Career and Technical Center, which is under construction, there has been debate and discussion about what to do with them.

Through the fire of controversy, progress has been forged. FBISD and Fort Bend County elected officials joined community members Monday morning to announce progress on a solution for the future interment of the 95 African Americans – known locally as the “Sugar Land 95” – which was made possible

by the recent passage of House Bill 4179 in the Texas Legislature. The law allows Fort Bend County to own and operate the abandoned cemetery discovered at the site, which the county plans to lease from the school district. “This is evidence of a

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Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre speaks Monday during a news conference to announce the passage of House Bill 4179, which allows Fort Bend County to own a cemetery. (Photo by Landan Kuhlmann)

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Three Sugar Land-area high school students were recently recognized for their contributions in the community and the classroom. On June 7, Comcast NBCUniversal announced the awarding of $72,500 in scholarships for the 201920 school year to 28 Texas students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Travis High School’s Shannon Buckfield and Dulles High School’s Jamal Seriki and Maria Ibarra were among the recipients. The program provides scholarships to students who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, are involved in their schools and who serve as models for fellow students. The philosophy behind the program is to give students every opportunity to prepare for the future and engage them in their communities. Students are selected for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses. Since 2001, more than $33

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Mother-daughter team Robin Cates (left) and Shelby Bower work on one of their creations. The owners of Shelby Elizabeth Cakes, a boutique cake studio run from their home in Richmond, are competing in the televised "Wedding Cake Championship," which airs Monday nights on the Food Network. (Contributed photo)

Richmond mother-daughter duo burning up competition By Landan Kuhlmann LKUHLMANN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

Richmond residents Shelby Bower and Robin Cates endure heat and humidity on a daily basis in Texas. Last fall, they also overcame exhaustion and lack of sleep in the midst of a grueling wedding cake

competition. As a result, they’ve been thrust into the spotlight of a televised baking competition on the Food Network. But it’s old hat for the mother-daughter duo who are cake artists. Bower and Cates comprise Shelby Elizabeth Cakes, an award-winning, boutique cake studio they

run from their home in Richmond. They specialize in one-of-a-kind cakes and confections. They were one of six teams flown out to Los Angeles last September to film Season 2 of the Food Network’s “Wedding Cake Championship,” a four-episode competition currently airing every Monday at 9

p.m. The series concludes June 24. From a young age, Cates said her daughter had an affinity for designing. “Ever since she was tiny, she was always making little figures – she’s always loved design. She knew what she wanted to do. She knew she loved working with art,” Cates said.

“It blows me away how, with her talent, she can take just a normal cake and make it beautiful. I give it to her as just cake, and she just makes it gorgeous. It’s pretty amazing.” Throughout her artistic career, Bower has had the

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Sugar Land gears up for annual Independence Day festivities From Staff Reports

Sugar Land’s annual Fourth of July celebration will culminate with a fireworks show. (Photo courtesy of City of Sugar Land)

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of music. Entertainment and activities will include a children's zone with inflatables, photo opportunities, face painting, craft stations and a main stage area featuring a variety of local talent. It will conclude with the fireworks display. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required and will not be available on the day of the event. Sugar Land

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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital announced the hiring of two doctors who will begin seeing patients July 1. Dr. Mohammed Bari, who grew up in Sugar Land, will join Dr. Angela McCain and Dr. Latifa Fakoya at Houston Methodist Rheumatology Associates in Medical Office Building 2 on the Sugar Land campus. Bari earned his medical degree from St. George’s University Medical School in Grenada, West Indies, before completing his residency in Internal Medicine at New York University - Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, New York. He completed his fellowship in rheumatology at Albany Medical Center in New York.

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Dr. Channon Hudgins will join Dr. Asha Wurdeman as an on-site palliative care physician, providing relief from the pain and stress of symptoms for patients suffering from serious, chronic illnesses. Hudgins earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She completed residencies at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Most recently, Hudgins completed a fellowship in palliative care at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Hudgins is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology with a certificate of added qualification in hospice and palliative care. To learn more about Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit hou s ton me t ho d i s t .or g/ sugarland or the hospital’s Facebook page for the latest news, events and information.

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the past 40 years. Following her footsteps, Chef Roberto “Pepe” Lopez joined Taco Cabana in 2018 as Vice President of Culinary Design. Chef Pepe works closely with the Taco Cabana Operations, Marketing and Training departments to further enhance and develop TC’s authentic Mexican-inspired menu and service model. His unique and creative ideas have brought several new flavors to the menu, such as TC’s new Buffalo Chicken that launched in May 2019, as well as the upcoming Carnitas street tacos, bowls and quesadillas launching July 1, 2019. Between Chef Connie and Chef Pepe, Taco Cabana’s menu is inspired by a balance of forward-thinking innovation and deep-rooted cultural tradition. And as the menu continues to expand, so does Taco Cabana’s footprint. On Monday, June

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Compassion, collaboration bringing 'Sugar Land 95' closer to peaceful rest From a young age, I’ve been taught to be compassionate to others. Whether it’s been from scriptural teachings or lessons derived from my parents’ constant reminders, I believe in doing everything in my power to help those in need. That’s especially true when it comes to helping those who are powerless to help themselves. Frankly, I don’t care what led to someone being in need. If I have the means to help them, I will. Though that seems to be an uncommon sentiment these days, I saw something earlier this week that should restore our faith in that ideal. On today’s front page, you’ll see a story about officials celebrating the June 7 passage of House Bill 4179, which allows Fort Bend County to own and operate the abandoned cemetery discovered last year at Fort Bend ISD’s under-construction career and technical center. The site included the remains of 95 African Americans – known as the “Sugar

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Land 95” – who are believed to have been state prisoners contracted to perform cheap labor. As I took a crash course on the history of the site and the path to reach this point, several things stood out. The amount of news coverage the issue has received, both locally and nationally, suggests community members truly care about those who no longer have an active voice. And they have heeded a call to help those who can no longer help themselves. By that same token, county and school district officials appear to have fought through some early snags and controversy to come together for a greater purpose, which is ultimately why they serve in such positions. No agendas, just progress.

State representatives, congressmen and other officials threw aside party lines for a greater good, which is not often seen in today’s political climate. “This shows how trust can put aside the lines that divide us, and how we can see issues as being above party affiliations,” said U.S. Rep. Al Green, whose District 9 encompasses parts of Sugar Land, Missouri City and Stafford. “This is not a partisan issue, this is a human rights issue. And in those situations, we should set aside the lines and come together for these people.” Now, that’s not to say the disagreements haven’t come. As with any potential uprooting or change, debate and controversy are part of a discussion’s fabric. It’s healthy as long as it’s done in good faith. In June 2018, four months after the discovery of the site, the 434th District Court granted FBISD the authority to exhume the graves for investigation and analysis. Later that year, FBISD and City of Sugar Land agreed to

inter the remains at the Old Imperial Prison Farm Cemetery. In a 2018 lawsuit, the district attempted to have the cemetery designation removed from the original site so the remains could be relocated. By all accounts, however, it wasn’t meant as the district wanting to simply dump the remains somewhere and move on. “As a school district, we do not have the means or expertise to – and by law could not – operate a cemetery, but we remained committed to memorializing these individuals,” FBISD superintendent Charles Dupre said Monday. So even in dispute, a desire to properly and respectfully honor the individuals found at the site remained at the forefront. Between working in Katy and Houston, I have seen too many school boards obsessed with being right or laying down their own version of the law. But that doesn’t appear to be the case here, and progress since then drives home that belief.

Fort Bend County’s commissioner’s court unanimously passed a resolution in late 2018 to ask the Texas Legislature to change the Texas Health and Safety Code to allow the county to own and maintain the burial site. With a similar vote by FBISD on Feb. 18 of this year, County Judge KP George and the county attorney were authorized to negotiate with the district to turn the portion of the original site containing the cemetery into a memorial park and cemetery after FBISD dropped the lawsuit. Following several community meetings in late 2018 and early 2019, FBISD and the City of Sugar Land reached an agreement that would allow the remains to be reinterred at the Imperial Prison Farm cemetery. However, in a display of care and compassion, several community activists protested that decision, saying the bodies should not be disturbed from the site. Again, it was not so much an indictment on the opposition

as simply wanting to care for and give a voice to those without one. “When I came into office, what it’s been all about has been human dignity. It’s all about looking at a group of people who were not delivered justice,” George told community members as to why he got involved. “As a civilized society, it’s our job and duty to deliver justice for them. That’s the reason we’re all a part of this discussion.” So when Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 4179 into law June 7, it signaled that compassion had prevailed. Monday’s celebration of the resolution gave credence to previous assertions that a solution was always the goal – and not just being right. There is no one-size-fitsall solution to any problem. But your elected officials have done the legwork here. The actions of Abbott and county officials have moved the Sugar Land 95’s fate closer to a peaceful rest. It’s now up to the county, FBISD and Sugar Land to drive the resolution home.

Community comes together for Women Veterans Day active duty during the late 1940s, she enjoyed sharing stories of life on active duty with friends and family. She found the military was her dream chance to see the world. In 2017, the Texas Legislature enacted a law naming June 12 as Women Veterans Day to highlight women’s role in the military and commemo-

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Fort Bend County women with military service were honored Saturday afternoon at the United Way location in Stafford. Close to 50 people attended the Texas Women Veterans Day celebration hosted by Fort Bend Women Services, which is part of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Among those honored was Air Force veteran Marion Bell, a Fort Bend County resident who died last month at age 90. She is still in the thoughts of many women veterans, especially event organizer

rate their valor and sacrifice in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. June 12 was selected because it coincides with the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, signed into law on June 12, 1948. The law allowed women to serve as permanent, regular members of all the Armed Forces.

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Former major leaguer Colabello hitting reset with Skeeters, preparing for international play By Joe Southern and Cole McNanna

given the time and the opportunity, I’ll figure it out. I always have, I always will, and that goes back to fighting the right battles every day and things open themselves up. I think anybody that knows me knows I belong on a baseball field.”

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Playing independent league baseball is nothing new for Chris Colabello, who played seven seasons at that level before getting the call to join the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays from 2013-15. This season he has continued his professional career back in independent ball with the Atlantic League’s Sugar Land Skeeters. Colabello joined the team in May and, through his first 22 games, was batting .195 with one home run and six RBIs. In between came an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, followed by stints in the affiliated minor leagues and a season playing in Italy. At the height of his career, Colabello played on the 2015 Toronto team that went to the American League Championship Series, where he belted a solo home run in Game 5 against the Kansas City Royals. “If you’re convincing your brain you’re good, you’re good,” Colabello said. “If you’re convincing your brain you’re manure, then you’re manure.” Colabello came to Sugar Land because of his relationship with Skeeters manager Pete Incaviglia, who was a minor league coach for the Detroit Tigers when Colabello participated in spring training with the club in 2006. Colabello said their background as Italians

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added to their connection. A friendship with soonto-be Skeeters teammate Cody Stanley also enticed Colabello to Texas. Colabello, originally from Milford, Massachusetts, began his trip to the majors by first playing with the Worcester Tornadoes and Nashua Pride of the Canadian-American Association. The Twins picked him up in 2012, when he played in their farm system. Between 2013-14, Colabello played 114 games on the big stage with the Twins. He was released by the Twins at the end of the season and picked up by the Blue Jays in 2015. Going into the 2016 season, following a postseason in which Colabello batted .282 in 10 games, he tested positive for a perfor mance-enhancing drug that resulted in an 80-game suspension. He said then and now that he still doesn’t understand how the test came

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back positive. Nonetheless, it marked the end of his time in the majors. Colabello remained at the Triple-A level the next three seasons with the Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers. Last season he played in Italy, where he grew up and his father played for their Olympic team in 1984. He was last in the Mexican League before getting Incaviglia’s call to join the Skeeters. “My biggest thing was that I was not going to be ready for the first game of the season so I told him, ‘If you can tolerate me coming May 24, I think I can do it,’” Colabello said of his conversation with Incavi-

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yourself. That’s always been consistent whether I’m 25 or 35.” Colabello plans to join the Italian national team, with which he competed at the World Baseball Classic last year because of the citizenship he gained when he went to elementary school there. That’s where his parents are at the moment. “I think everybody’s just happy I’m still playing because they know how much I still have left for the game and I say that wholeheartedly from the position of I can still hit,” Colabello said. “My numbers might not say it right now, but I know I can hit. I know,

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glia. “Ended up meeting the team in Long Island and we were off to the races.” From there, the 35-yearold first baseman and outfielder said he’s fit in well with both older and younger teammates, an aspect he’s grown used to over his 14-year career. “I think one of the things I enjoy the most about the game is being able to pass along messages that really helped me,” Colabello said. “I don’t feel like I should know more or less. You see people going through things and you want to help because that allows you to help alleviate some of the original stressors and rigors that you go through

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Skeeter of the Week Pitcher Dallas Beeler threw seven shutout innings to pick up a 40 win Saturday against the New Britain Bees. He matched the longest outing from a Skeeters pitcher this season. variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, food and salsas. Taco Cabana encourages Richmond and the surrounding communities to visit its new location and enjoy weekly food and drink specials on the patio this summer. Plus, guests ages 21+ will also be able to try TC’s new Frozen Jack & Dr. Pepper for $4 all day, every day starting June 24, 2019. It’s the perfect refreshment for the Texas heat! The new TC restaurant in Richmond will have daily operating hours of 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. for dine-in and 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. for drive-thru.

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Upcoming The Skeeters begin regular game against the New Britain Bees to end a weeklong homestand. The yplay a three-game series at the York Revolution beginning Tuesday and on Friday start a three-game series at New Britain. They return home June 25 for six games against the High Point Rockers, a new team making their first visit to Constellation Field. As of Sunday, the Skeeters’ magic number to clinch the first-half championship and a playoff spot was 14. They had a ninegame lead in the Freedom Division.

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Missouri City launches 'Play It Forward' outdoors campaign From Staff Reports

Anthony Snipes, the city manager for Missouri City, and its Parks & Recreation Department are rolling out a new “Show Me City” initiative — #PlayItForward — that is being put in place to not only celebrate the outdoors, but to build the future of outdoor life. “The meaning behind #PlayItForward focuses on giving back to the community and this campaign will allow Missouri City to partner with our regional neighborhoods and individuals, giving them opportunities to sponsor city greenspace projects, thereby helping to reduce the burden on the budget and to enhance our local playscapes,” Snipes said in

program and engage our residents, businesses, visitors and stakeholders in the initiative.” Missouri City claims to be known as a safe, scenic city and the award-winning greenspaces throughout the area play a key role in maintaining that designation. More than 20 parks and 14 miles of trails wind through the city’s communities, providing several ways to enjoy the outdoors, and city leaders expect #PlayItForward to help showcase those amenities. Companies and neighborhoods that join this Missouri City's "Play It Forward" campaign is an effort to citywide operation will showcase the city's amenities. (Photo from City of Mis- work closely with the Parks & Recreation department souri City) a news release. “With July Recreation Month,’ this is a to ensure specified projects being ‘National Park and great time to announce the come to fruition and that

Toast restaurant coming to Sugar Land From Staff Reports

Husband and wife team Tam and Renda Hoang are moving into Sugar Land proper for their second course. The duo is set to debut Toast – a farm-totable restaurant focusing on breakfast, lunch and brunch service – this Saturday, June 22. To celebrate, diners 21 and older can enjoy one complimentary mimosa to toast the opening while supplies last from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Located in The Crossing

★ 95, FROM PAGE 1 strong and collaborative community that we’re working with here in Fort Bend ISD and Fort Bend County,” FBISD superintendent Charles Dupre said. “It took everyone here to bring this all to life. We are one step closer to finding the appropriate memorialization and resting place for the individuals that were discovered here. We look forward to the day we can truly celebrate and honor them.” In February 2018, construction crews working on FBISD’s career and technical center discovered the remains of 95 individuals, who are believed to have been part of Texas’s convictleasing program that was in operation until 1911. In June 2018, the 434th District Court granted FBISD the authority to exhume the graves for investigation and analysis, which took 36-48 hours per grave. That was followed by 4-8 hours of cleaning and an additional 12 hours of analysis. “From the beginning, Fort Bend ISD realized that this discovery is of great historical significance and remained committed to preserving and honoring these 95 individuals,” FBISD board president Jason Burdine said. “This represents a unique opportunity to educate our students and community about an important piece of our local history.” Over the last few months, FBISD has partnered with the county, City of Sugar Land and those at the state capitol in Austin to determine how to best memorialize the individuals. “I cannot express enough how I’ve appreciated the support of the board every step of the way,” Dupre said. “This has been a very complex, time-consuming and intensive process. But the board stood firm on always to do what is right to properly acknowledge these people.” Fort Bend County-based District 26 Representative Rick Miller authored HB 4179, which made it possible for counties with a population larger than 8,200 to own cemeteries. Before the bill was signed into law June 7 by Gov. Greg Abbott, Fort Bend County did not have the legal authority to own one. “This is my district, and it’s all about doing the right thing for these individuals who need to be commemorated in the right way,” he said. “That’s what it is for me, and that’s what is shown by

at Telfair (300 Promenade Way), the modern and airy space with seating for 50 indoors and 16 in open air incorporates industrial elements alongside warm pops of yellow in banquettes lining two walls of windows. “After six years operating The Grove and the launch of our food truck three years ago, we were ready for a new culinary adventure,” Tam Hoang said in a news release. “With Toast, we are looking to bring a playful but elevated breakfast, brunch and lunch option to the Sugar Land area with

a focus on locally-sourced ingredients like meats from Ruffino in Bryan.” As with The Grove, diners can expect cross cultural influences in a menu that will feature an array of gourmet pancakes, specialty toasts, croissant donuts, buildyour-own omelets, burgers, sandwiches, bone-in wings and Vietnamese signatures like double pork chops and shaking beef salad. An extensive craft beer and mimosa selection will round out the offerings. “It’s always exciting to work with creative, inde-

pendent operators like the Hoangs,” said their commercial real estate broker, Capital Retail Properties’ Jacob Weersing. “They not only add to the culinary diversity of the Sugar Land area, but are also representative of the melting pot of people and flavors that has made Houston one of the country’s most vibrant dining scenes.” Toast will be open seven days per week from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information on the restaurant, call 281-3026181.

what we’re doing.” District 27 Representative Ron Reynolds – whose district encompasses Missouri City, Meadows Place and Stafford – along with John Zerwas and Phil Stevenson, co-authored the bill. “Many of the liberties we enjoy in Fort Bend County

today were built on the backs of those individuals,” Reynolds said. Though it has been barely over a year since the remains were discovered, officials acknowledged the process had felt like an eternity. And there remains work yet to be done. But Monday’s proceedings

were the culmination of what officials said has been a collaborative effort to find the best possible solution. “It is a community and bipartisan effort of everyone who’s living in this community,” Fort Bend County Judge KP George said. “This is a historic moment."

they showcase commercial partnerships with the city. “We will emphasize to business owners and neighborhoods that when you #PlayItForward, you further cement your legacy in Missouri City,” Parks & Recreation Director Jason Mangum said. “And that whenever somebody visits the greenspace your organization sponsored, they will know that they are enjoying the space because of your generosity.” Companies will provide input in any initiative they sponsor, making the possibilities endless, Snipes said. He added: “We are thrilled to work with the community to make this campaign a success. Together, we will continue to raise the quality of life in Missouri City.”

As part of the city’s commitment to parks’ initiatives, M2L Associates Inc. was engaged to perform a “Park Facilities Assessment Management Plan” to develop a program to schedule repairs, or replace old or worn assets and provide estimated costs for such recommendations. The intended use is as a guideline to improve current deficient conditions as well as to aid in determining maintenance and capital park budget. For more information on the #PlayItForward campaign, readers can visit mctxparks.com or email Mangum at jason.mangum@missouricitytx.gov. Follow The Star on social media @FortBendStar

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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:

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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 jtaylor@quailvalleyud.org Bid package maybe picked up in person at District offices or received via email.

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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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★ DUO, FROM PAGE 1 opportunity to attend workshops led by cake-baking icons. She also studied fashion design, animation and painting at the University of North Texas. Shortly after opening her own business, she began teaching cake-decorating classes and started a YouTube channel, “The Sugar Scoop,” to share her craft. She has crafted more than 100 personalized wedding cakes. “It really feels like an adrenaline rush,” Bower said of presenting a completed cake. Appearing on the Food Network is the culmination of Bower’s vision, hatched from humble beginnings and opportune timing in her hometown. With Cates the baker and Bower the designer, they form the perfect team. Out of the blue While interning with a fashion label in Los Angeles during high school, it wasn’t long before Bower became well-versed in design. After returning home, she decided to combine her love of fashion and sculpting with the art of cake decorating. Though Bower wanted to begin a business, she could not do so immediately. The new Texas Food Cottage Law – which allows people to sell up to $50,000 worth of specific low-risk foods directly to consumers from their homes – had not yet come into effect. So she looked for work elsewhere. From an unrelated job, opportunity rang. “Someone I was babysitting for started a bakery and asked if I wanted to work for her, so I wound up decorating cakes for her,” Bower said. “I went from

Shelby Bower (left photo) hatched the idea of beginning her own cake design business in 2016 after working for a custom wedding cake maker. When she asked her mother to accompany her on the journey, her mother Robin Cates (at left in right photo) said she couldn't help but say "yes." (Contributed photos)

being just her babysitter to being her lead wedding cake designer in the span of a few years.” For four years, she served as the lead cake designer for a custom wedding cake maker, where she specialized in sculpted cakes, sugar art and handmade sugar flowers. From there, Bower decided to start Shelby Elizabeth Cakes – a play on her maiden name – in 2016. The business would not have been complete without someone special to Bower. “I knew (my mom) was good at constructing – and I wanted to do some pretty major cakes that need good structure,” she said. For Cates, a silversmith by trade, it was a no-brainer to dive in headfirst. “She walked in the door and said, ‘Mom, do you want to start a business with me?’ Who wouldn’t say yes?” Cates said. So off the pair went on a journey that was just get-

ting started. A rush like no other Bower and Cates competed long before they got the call from “Wedding Cake Championship.” Last year Bower was a finalist in Season 8 of the Food Network's “Halloween Wars.” She was the World Dessert Table champion in 2016, was recognized at the 2018 That Takes The Cake Show in the Austin area and previously placed second in both Julia M. Usher's Cookie Art Competition and the OSSAS gingerbread competition. But they might not have even gotten the opportunity for some of those competitions – including the “Wedding Cake Championship” – if not for persistence and a stroke of good luck. “I emailed (“Halloween Wars”) some info about myself, and they had someone drop out right before I emailed them. It was perfect timing, because a lot of people try out for the show,”

Bower said. “I know people who have been trying out for years and hadn’t made it. I just applied at the perfect time. From that, I get casting emails all the time, and I got one about the ‘Wedding Cake Championship.’” Blessed with the opportunity to pick her own second

in command for the show – which consists of six, twoperson teams – there was no doubt in Bower’s mind who would be by her side for the competition after unsuccessfully trying out for the show’s first season the previous year. Through the heat and humidity – as well as five-hour

filming sessions complete with interviews and very little sleep – inside the competition vineyard in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, she knew she could trust one person the most. “My mom helps me pull off my vision, so I knew she’d be a perfect partner as opposed to another creative designer-type mind,” Bower said of her pursuit of the $25,000 prize for the winner. “I know how hard this competition is.” Regardless of the show’s outcome, Bower and Cates would not trade anything, from the personal rush of meeting hosts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to the time management skills they will learn and apply to Shelby Elizabeth Cakes in Richmond. “Nothing is impossible. We’ve had so much fun,” Cates said ahead of Episode 3, which aired Monday night. “I’ve done some things I never thought I would do. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.” Follow The Star on social media @FortBendStar.

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Fort Bend ISD Pre-K registration now underway From Staff Reports

The Fort Bend ISD Prekindergarten program establishes a strong academic foundation while setting the stage for lifelong learning. Fort Bend ISD’s Prekindergarten program ensures that children are successful and joyful learners; educators are supported and fulfilled; and families are partners in their child's educational experience. Following changes in the

2019 Legislative Session, Fort Bend ISD will begin offering full-day Prekindergarten (Pre-K) programs throughout the District in the 2019-20 school year, and has reopened online registration through June 21 for eligible families who wish to enroll their children. To be eligible for PreK in Fort Bend ISD, a child must be four (4) years of age on or before September 1, be a Fort Bend ISD resident, and meet certain specifications, which can be viewed

in the online version of this story. To begin the enrollment process, parents of fouryear-old children who are eligible for PreK will begin with the online enrollment system. If you need to find your campus, you can also enter your address in this PreK School Finder to find your school. Parents should begin the enrollment/reg istration process online and plan to attend the districtwide PreK registration event to

complete the registration process. The event will be held Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Wheeler Field House at 6403 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land. Students will attend PreK at an FBISD elementary school campus, with the determination based on their home address. While FBISD makes all efforts to place students at the campus closest to their home address, determination of a final placement will be subject to seat and staffing availability

Face painting will be one of the activities open to residents during the city's annual celebration. (Photo courtesy of City of Sugar Land)

★ FESTIVITIES, FROM PAGE 1 residents can get tickets at sugarlandtx.gov/RWBtickets using their address and the promotional code SLTX19. Ticket availability

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

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for the general public started June 18. Due to limited onsite parking, attendees are encouraged to take the shuttle to avoid traffic delays. Shuttle services are available at various off-site parking locations including Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Mercer Stadium and University of HoustonSugar Land. Ridesharing and taxis also are welcome. For more information about the event or to become an event sponsor, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at 281-275-2900.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR FORT BEND COMMUNITY CALENDAR IS FOR NON-PROFIT EVENTS.

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.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 CHRISTIAN WOMEN AGLOW A WORLDWIDE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

Will meet, 9:30 a.m., Christ Church Sugar Land, 3300 Austin Parkway. Coffee and cookies will be served. For more information, call 713-854-9202. Women

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 832471-5900 or 281-633-4734.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI

Join us at Sacred Heart Church, 507 South Fourth St., Richmond, TX 77469. Mass: 5 p.m., Eucharistic Procession: 6:15 p.m., Refreshments after the procession.

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 713-223-8433.

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/physicalssl 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 TO THE MOON AND BACK

First Colony Branch Library presents F. Don Cooper, 10:30 am, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Mr. Cooper will share his experiences creating the technology that helped launch Apollo 11 in 1969. Ò Of the seven primary people who did this, I am the last one alive,Ó says Cooper. Ò Students do not know much about Apollo since it all happened before they were born. My objective is to show them how it happened, emphasize that education is essential, and show how math and physics solve real-world problems.Ó Free & open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2800 or 281-633-4734.

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JOURNALING & MEDITATION WORKSHOP

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ONGOING 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 605-313-4812 Access code: 230514# No fee.

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 281-4132484

Church, 400 Jackson Street in Richmond, across from the historic Fort Bend County Courthouse. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 713-3141313 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 jackipauley@comcast. net

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Pregnancy Resource Medical Center has moved to 4411 Avenue N in Rosenberg across from Navarro Middle School. Volunteers are needed on a continual basis. For information on volunteering or supporting the PRMC in other ways, email info@prmcfortbend.org.

4-H, FOOD & NUTRITION

Fort Bend 4-H is looking for input from the community on how it can better serve the public. To learn more about 4-H projects, join 4-H at 7 p.m. at the University Library ( 14010 University Blvd Sugar Land), visit fortbend4h.eventbrite.com or call 281-342-3034.

STORY SPINNERS WRITING CLUB

Hosted by the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. 5:30 to 8 p.m. All levels welcome to write, share, learn and support. Free and open to the public. The program meets on the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281633-4734.

ADOPT A SHELTER CAT

Fort Bend Pets Alive is partnering with Half Price Books in Sugar Land to find homes for shelter cats and to promote literacy among young readers. School aged children are invited to come read to a cat, receive an Ò I read to a catÓ bookmark and be eligible to adopt a cat for 50 perecent off that day. Held 1:30- 4:30 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at 3203 Hwy 6 S, Sugar Land.

FORT BEND RECOVERS HURRICANE HARVEY HELP

Those needing help with a recovery plan for home repairs, or any unmet needs, Fort Bend Recovers is here to help. Call one of these Helplines today: Case Management Helpline 281-207-2555, Spiritual/Emotional Helpline: 281-207-2505, Lone Star Legal Aid 866-659-0666. A case manager will contact you and get you started on your road to recovery.Visit www.fortbendrecovers.org for more information and to donate.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

The Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City presents a variety of programs every month. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.

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.

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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

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