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Sacred Leaf Zero owner Lussel Mata, right, helps former Houston Astros outfielder Kevin Bass select a product Monday afternoon. The Missouri City store, which opened last month, is among a growing number of CBD stores in Fort Bend County. (Photo by Landan Kuhlmann)

CBD trend makes way to Fort Bend County By Landan Kuhlmann LKUHLMANN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

State and local officials are stepping in to ensure the safety of Big Creek, which has had elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Big Creek in Fort Bend County has been identified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as failing to meet the state water quality standard for contact recreation, according to a news release from Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). Its primary challenge is elevated levels of fecal bacteria, which indicate conditions that may be harmful to human health, local economies and the environment. The TCEQ and H-GAC will hold a public meeting from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the George Memorial Library at 1001 Golfview Dr. in Richmond to discuss water quality issues impacting the Big Creek watershed and provide an opportunity for local stakeholders to give feedback on potential paths forward.

For years, Lussel Mata couldn’t find any relief for chronic pain or anxiety. Then she discovered CBD – which stands for cannabidiol – and has not looked back. She said the substance has changed her life and she's using that experience to join a nationwide movement.

Mata is the co-owner of Sacred Leaf Zero in Missouri City, where the store opened just last month. The sale of CBD products is fast becoming a booming business in Fort Bend County and beyond, with the industry expected to be worth $646 million by 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal. There are Sacred Leaf stores in Sugar Land and Missouri City, and shops such as Edgy Smoke and

Vape in Stafford and Sugar Land Smoke Shop and CBD, that sell or specialize in CBD products. “Even if you’re naturally healthy, you can still benefit from the supplement,” Mata said. “Anything that’s attacking your nervous system, the components have extraordinary benefits.” CBD comes from the hemp plant and is different than marijuana, which comes from the

same plant species. The national Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the Farm Bill, legalized the regulated production of hemp and also stated the Food and Drug Administration will regulate CBD production. Then, in June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1325 into law, allowing farmers in Texas to grow hemp products with regulations. The law

says products containing CBD can be sold legally so long as they contain no more than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Early returns are positive for some in the area. Fort Bend County resident Amanda Lunsford said on Facebook that she initially began using CBD to treat her dog’s aggres-


County DA: New law handcuffs marijuana prosecution From Staff Reports

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed House Bill 1325 into law. It allows for the growth, sale and regulation of hemp products such as CBD – cannabidiol – as long as they contain less than 0.3 percent THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, which remains illegal in Texas. While more business-

es specializing in CBD products are popping up around Houston, Fort Bend County District Attorney Brian Middleton is concerned that more users of marijuana – which is different from CBD but comes from the same plant species – will be able to get away with it. “The passage of HB 1325 by the Texas Legislature significantly impacts the enforcement and prosecution of the state’s existing

Middleton criminal marijuana laws,” he said in a statement released last week.

Middleton said there isn’t a problem with Texas’ desire to legalize agricultural hemp production. He said the issue is that the law was enacted without infrastructure in place to regulate the legal production of hemp or the ability of the state’s own scientific labs to distinguish between what has an allowable amount of THC and what does not. “Unfortunately, the unintended consequence

of the law renders prosecution of marijuana offenses impossible until the infrastructure and scientific laboratories are capable of performing the analysis necessary to distinguish hemp from marijuana,” Middleton said. Middleton said his office has reached out to law enforcement partners


Quail Valley resident earns induction to radio hall of fame By Donna Hill FOR THE FORT BEND STAR

John Mitton goes on the air in 1974 at KCAD-FM in Abilene. It was one of many stops for Mitton in a 35-year career that earned him an induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. (Submitted photo)

Little did John Mitton know that a stint as a golf caddy would pave the way to 35 years in radio and owning a one-of-a-kind advertising business in Sugar Land. Everything has come full circle for the Quail Valley resident. Mitton is a new inductee into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame (TRHOF), one of 20 broadcasters who will be inducted Nov. 2 at the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communications in Kilgore. Also voted into the TRHOF is Fort Bend County resident and Houston broadcast legend Scott Sparks for his on-air work at KRBE, KHPT and KGLK. The owner of Sugar Land-based Mitton Media,

Mitton said his first radio boss, George Stokes of Houston’s classical music station KRTS, told the then-caddy he’d hire him to work at his radio station because of three things. “He said, ‘I’ll hire you, because I know tour caddies pay attention to detail, they’re a people person and work great under pressure,’” Mitton said. “He was the best teacher ever, and KRTS is where I learned everything.” While Mitton is a radio warrior who isn’t surprised by much, he said the news he received last week about his induction took him by surprise. “I am honored and proud to be selected,” he said. “I am joining a wonderful group of broadcast professionals, many of whom are friends and former coworkers.”

Mitton Mitton started his nomadic radio career in 1973 - first as a student at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, then part-time as an announcer at Abilene’s contemporary Christian radio station, KCAD-FM. He then crossed over briefly to television, working in Corpus Christi as a director for “Action 10 News” at

KZTV television. When he arrived in Houston in 1987, he got his first taste of radio sales at classical music station KRTS-FM 92.1, convincing major clients like Fiesta grocery stores and Sound Warehouse to buy advertising on the 3,000-watt radio station. Then it was onto powerhouse KRBE-FM, where he worked with fellow inductee Sparks. As notoriously competitive as broadcasting is, Mitton needed to find a unique way to sell radio advertising. While working in sales at KRBE, he came up with the idea for “recruitment advertising,” creating radio commercials about job listings. “People use advertising



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‘Just good enough’ should never be enough for us There never seems to be a “right” time to be called for jury duty. It almost always interferes with our daily lives, which typically include the bread-winning jobs that help us make ends meet. When I got that dreaded letter in the mail this past weekend, saying I’ve been called to do my civic duty Aug. 5, my heart initially sank. I was able to avoid the call when I received it in 2011 due to still being in college – but no such luck this time. However, the more time I spent thinking about what the process entails, studying it and talking with those around me who have previously been called, I began to think it might not be so bad to be selected. Because being part of a jury would necessitate multiple human dynamics we need in everyday life – at home, at work, anywhere. When a prospective juror arrives at his or her assigned court, you fill out a questionnaire and participate in the jury selection process. Someone who has been called for jury duty is either picked to serve on a jury or dismissed. If

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selected, they’ll take part in a process most only see in TV shows – prosecutors and defense attorneys in either civil or criminal cases make their case for their clients, and the person’s charge is to sift through all arguments and evidence presented to make a decision on the accused’s fate. On the surface, it’s just a mundane rite of passage many adults have gone through. But here’s the thing: Being part of a jury means being part of a team. It involves taking others’ viewpoints into account to reach a decision. There can be no split decision, no unresolved thoughts left unspoken. If there’s a thought that could impact the decision, you voice it. After all, real-life consequences for a person hang in the balance, whether the

charges be major or minor. We can all take a lesson from that. In this life, every decision results in an equal and opposite consequence or reaction. The ripple effect of each decision may not manifest for days, months or even years. And we can’t control every aspect of life, no matter how much we’d like to think it’s possible. But what we can control is putting our best foot forward, with conviction, no matter the situation or the resulting domino effect – which often requires collaboration with another. In burgeoning Fort Bend County, different viewpoints abound, and that conviction (despite our differences) is what makes this county great. So many people passionately defend their native or adopted home, and do so purely with the intent to change it for the better moving forward, and the county is better off for it. So you see, the lessons go beyond the courthouse. I’ve seen and heard of my mother and father, and friends, trekking their way to county courthouses to take part in this. Some

have been selected, others haven’t. But one thing I can say for sure is that they took something from it. In my father’s case, it’s the perfect fit for his attention to detail. Whether it be a simple task such as neatly stacking boxes full of Christmas ornaments, or crucial tasks such as job applications and tax returns, he has always demanded perfection. And while it drove me ballistic at times, I have gradually grown to see that we should do everything in life with the intent to do so perfectly. That may not be possible, but it’s a goal he has learned and preached from his life experiences, including the jury duty selection process, which resulted in him previously being selected to be part of a criminal burglary trial in Houston. It’s one for which we all should strive. Further, the friends I’ve encountered who have done this are some of the most thoughtful and conscientious folks that I have ever been around. And from talking with them about the experience, I be-

lieve it’s a combination of an innate sense they possess and the attention to detail required of them to process all the information being thrown at them. During a trial, and even during the selection process, we must pay pinpoint attention to every detail presented, no matter how minute or mundane. It’s the same outside on the streets of Fort Bend County. During everyday life, a simple miscalculation can be the difference in a work project coming to fruition or falling apart at the seams. In the midst of a natural disaster, such as ones we’ve encountered over the last few years, a seemingly minor error could literally cost lives. I admit that last example is a bit extreme, but the sentiment is applicable to most situations. Our reporting here at the Fort Bend Star shouldn’t be mediocre. We should be striving each day to bring your communities coverage of topics that matter in the most accurate way possible. As a former athlete, I can

tell you we’d be running laps or suicides for not giving every ounce of effort in our bodies or working to fix our weaknesses. Further, paying attention to the details of our friends’ lives and the lives of our significant others, parents or children is imperative to being the best friend – or whatever – we can be. If it goes in one ear and out the other, what’s the point of even feigning interest? It’s not fair to the other person. We all try to be the best son, daughter, father, mother, brother, sister, friend and person that we can. And we all slip up, myself included. However, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to be better each new day than we were the last. Ultimately, that’s the real-life lesson I believe we can take from the jury duty selection process. I’m ready to do my duty. “Just OK” should never be our benchmark, and I don’t intend to make it mine. Follow the Fort Bend Star on Twitter @FortBendStar

Your opinion matters! Share your perspective of local news by emailing L to R are FBHRE officers Pat Larson, Cathy Duvall, Linda Russell, Mary Ann Dolezal, Cathie Ritchie and Carla Meuth. (Submitted photo)

Area teachers foundation is set for kickoff luncheon From Staff Reports

A retired teachers’ foundation serving multiple municipalities is readying for another year. The Fort Bend-Harris Retired Educators (FBHRE) will kick off the 2019-20 school year with an “O Happy Day Luncheon” at 11 a.m. Aug. 8 at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Rd. FBHRE is the local unit

for the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA). Formed in 1953, TRTA is the largest retired educator organization in the country with more than 90,000 members who work together to improve retirement benefits for public school personnel. During the 83rd Texas Legislature session, TRTA helped to convince lawmakers to pass the first permanent cost-of-living increase since 2001. Senate Bill

1458 not only made the Texas Retirement System's pension fund actuarially sound, but also provided a 3 percent annual raise to 200,000 public education retirees. FBHRE members enjoy programs, community projects, social activities and staying updated on legislation that affects pensions, health care and more. Membership information is at

New child care facility opening in Rosenberg From Staff Reports

Kiddie Academy of Rosenberg, a local educational child care provider, lwill celebrate their Rosenberg location’s grand opening event at 636 Benton Rd. with Storytime

LIVE!, a free community reading event on Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. . During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a story reading and classroom visit with Curious George and Pinkalicious®. Parents are encouraged to

bring their cameras to capture the excitement. Storytime LIVE! is free and open to everyone: current students, new friends interested in learning more about Kiddie Academy of Rosenberg, and anyone looking to share a special experience with their child!

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From gridiron great to diamond darling Schlereth helps Skeeters earn playoff spot By Joe Southern






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Daniel Schlereth grew up immersed in the world of professional football. His father, Mark Schlereth, spent 12 years in the NFL, winning the Super Bowl once with the Washington Redskins and twice with the Denver Broncos. At Highlands Ranch High School in Colorado, Daniel Schlereth was a highly-rated quarterback. Now the younger Schlereth pitches for the Sugar Land Skeeters, who last week won the first-half title in the Freedom Division to qualify for the Atlantic League playoffs. He is trying to work his way back to Major League Baseball. “We’re a football family and I just happen to be lefthanded and throw decently hard, so I took this path,” he said. “I made a decent little career but I feel I have some more to prove.” When asked why he didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps, he said, “Obviously my size.” Schlereth said he is about 4 inches shorter and 80 pounds lighter than his dad. Schlereth said football is his “first love,” though, and he tries to use a football mentality on the baseball diamond. His father, however, recognized early on that his son was a natural at baseball. “I started coaching him when he was 4 years old in Tee ball,” Mark Schlereth said. “He was incredibly skilled at 4 when I started him in Tee ball.”

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The 6-foot lefty, who played college baseball at the University of Arizona, was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008 and made his major league debut the next year. From there Daniel Schlereth went to Detroit. He appeared in 94 major league games from 2009-12, posting a 5-6 record and 4.35 ERA. Schlereth then went into the farm systems of five different teams before joining the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League last year. In June 2018, he went to Seattle and this spring was with the Boston Red Sox. “I was with the Red Sox in spring training and absolutely loved everything about it,” Schlereth said. “I was pretty shaken up when they said they didn’t have a spot for me, but you never know. I still keep in contact with those guys.” Schlereth said he’d be glad to play for any major league organization and would be especially happy to land with

Daniel Schlereth pitches in relief June 28 against the High Point Rockers at Constellation Field. The son of three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth, Daniel chose a professional baseball career despite growing up in a football household. (Photo by Joe Southern)

the Houston Astros or Colorado Rockies. His father does TV and radio programs in Colorado. Despite his roots in that state and the fact he’s pitched well at Coors Field, Schlereth said the Rockies have not reciprocated his interest. But Schlereth said he likes the Houston area and is happy to be with the Skeeters. He said he enjoys playing for manager Pete Incaviglia. “He’s a throwback guy, very intense, which is right up my ally,” Schlereth said. “I came from an intense background. … Baseball’s a pretty


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laid-back sport but when your manager wants to win and you’re playing for something it’s definitely, for me personally, it’s a breath of fresh air.” Incaviglia said he likes what he sees in the 33-yearold. “Daniel’s pitched real well, I thought,” he said “He’s pitching well for us, he’s throwing the ball, his fastball’s 94-95 (mph), he’s got a good breaking ball.” Although Mark Schlereth knows his son longs to be back in the majors, he remains proud of him for furthering his career with the Skeeters. “I’m proud of him. He’s

been given a million opportunities to quit and has been encouraged by a lot of people, ‘Hey, it’s over.’ He’s a stubborn little cuss. That kid has no quit in him,” Mark Schelreth said. For Daniel Schlereth, who earned his first win in relief last week for the Skeeters, playing professional ball has always been his goal, even if it’s not football. “So I think that, especially in our family where we’re realistic about professional sports and we know how hard it is and the work ethic it takes to be at the highest level, so I always felt like I’d get to the big leagues and



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Historic all-star game This year’s Atlantic League All-Stars will make baseball history when the first man steps to the plate at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at PeoplesBank Park in York, Pennsylvania. Pitches in the all-star game will be called with the assistance of an automated ball-strike system (ABS). League executives say it is one of the most anticipated rules initiatives resulting from a partnership between the Atlantic League and Major League Baseball, which is using the independent league to test potential rule changes. The home plate umpire will continue to perform all of his normal duties, but will be assisted in ball-strike calling by ABS. Representing the Skeeters in the all-star game are pitchers Carlos Pimentel and Matt West, third baseman Juan Silverio and outfielder Jared Mitchell. Transactions The Skeeters signed free agent shortstop Javier Betancourt, first baseman Blair Beck and RHP Matt Ramsey. The team also activated RHP Troy Scribner and LHP Matt Purke from the temporarily inactive list, and placed RHP Dallas Beeler on the temporarily inactive list. In addition, the Skeeters released RHP Jean Machi and LHPs Cesar Cabral and Roy Merritt, and placed outfielder Jabari Henry on the 7-day injured list. Upcoming The Skeeters return home Friday for a six-game series against the Ducks. On Friday, the Skeeters will celebrate Christmas in July with a Swatson bobblehead giveaway. Saturday is Parrot Head Night with a themed jersey giveaway. On July 17 the teams will play at 11:05 a.m. for Super Splash Day. Skeeter of the Week Beck, signed just before the road trip, had a phenomenal introduction to the Atlantic League. The first baseman and outfielder hit .296 with two homers, three doubles, eight RBIs and a .996 OPS in 30 plate appearances since his debut to earn Skeeter of the Week honors.

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Fort Bend ISD students earn scholarships From Staff Reports

Two athletes from Fort Bend ISD were among 21 Greater Houston high school students to receive academic and community scholarships from the Houston Tennis Association, with the scholarships totaling nearly $24,000. James Anderson (Ridge Point High School, University of Texas at Austin) and Kamryn Brooks (Austin High School, Baylor University) were each awarded scholarship money. All 21 students played varsity tennis for their high school teams, participated in National Junior Tennis and Learning and/or in local USTA tournaments.

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Methodist Sugar Land receives award for stroke treatment From Staff Reports

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital said in a Friday news release that it received an award recognizing its treatment of stroke patients. The hospital said it earned the “American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus and Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award” by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the

measures included evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Houston Methodist Sugar Land also received the “Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll” award by In the front row from left to right are Rita Richards, Carisa Liew, Tricia Lewis and Luz meeting quality measures Malit. In the back row from left to right are Larry Tran, Daisy del Rosario, Tiffany Bell, developed to reduce the Charlene Manzano, Diane McGraw, James Ling, Jo Gilbert, Kelly Ward, Toby Yaltho and time between a patient’s Jinal Shah. (Submitted photo)

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LEGAL Notice of public sale Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, Cajun Self Storage LLC, 2935 FM 521 Fresno, TX 77545, Phone 281-431-2819, will hold a public auction to satisfy Landlord’s lien. Each of the following units is stated as having Household/General Misc items. The auction will be held @ 8:00 am on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The units to be auctioned are: 1. Thomesa D Wilson Unit A-81 (MISC items &household goods) 2. Tiffany A White Unit B-89 (clothes and furniture) Cajun Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All successful bidders shall take possession and remove contents of the unit immediately. ALL SALES ARE FINAL & MUST BE PAID IN CASH ONLY.

LEGAL Drymalla Construction Company is requesting proposals from qualified subcontractors (including qualified SBE subcontractors) for the Stafford Municipal School District Site Improvement Plan project which bids on July 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM. Drymalla Construction will be accepting bids for this project until 11:00 AM, on July 24, 2019 via email at or by fax at 979-732-3663. Please direct all questions re: this project to Sharon Fisher at no later than Friday, July 19, 2019 at 1 PM. The following SBE certifications are approved by Stafford MSD: ·Port of Houston Authority SBE Certification; ·Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) SBE Certification; ·City of Houston SBE Certification; ·Fort Bend Independent School District SBE Certification

INVITATION TO BIDDERS Invitation for Proposal The City of Stafford is requesting proposals from qualified insurance companies to provide Fully Insured Medical and Vision Proposals. Proposals, in duplicate, must be sealed and marked applicably as follows: Fully Insured Proposal (Medical and/or Vision) and delivered to the Office of the City Secretary, City of Stafford, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477, to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. local time Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Proposals are expected to be awarded on or before Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at the City Council meeting with coverage to be effective October 1, 2019. For further information and specifications, please contact Shanell Garcia, Director of Human Resources, City of Stafford, at 281-2613929. This is a negotiated proposal, and as such, award will not necessarily be made to the bidder submitting the lowest priced proposal. The City of Stafford reserves the right to negotiate the best responsive proposal satisfying the City’s requirements, waive any informalities, waive the requirements set forth in Section 1550.052 or 1550.053(2) of the Texas Insurance Code, and to reject any and all proposals.

Notice of Public Hearing REZONING FROM INTERIM NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS (B-1-I) OR INTERIM GENERAL BUSINESS (B-2-I) TO PERMANENT NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS (B-1) OR BUSINESS OFFICE (B-O) (GREATWOOD NON-RESIDENTIAL AREAS NEAR U.S. HWY 59 AND GREATWOOD PARKWAY) Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting 6:30 p.m., July 25, 2019, City of Sugar Land City Council Chamber, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North to hear all persons interested in the proposed rezoning from Interim Neighborhood Business (B-1-I) or Interim General Business (B-2-I) to Neighborhood Business (B1) or Business Office (B-O) for commercially developed areas of the Greatwood community, located 1) along U.S. Highway 59 and east of Greatwood Parkway; 2) along the west side of Greatwood Parkway; 3) at the southeast corner of Greatwood Parkway and Riverbrook Drive, (approximately 21 acres in total). This rezoning is proposed to assign a permanent commercial zoning district to the Greatwood non-residential areas that were fully annexed into the City on December 12, 2017. The agenda item for this meeting will be placed on the City of Sugar Land website at under “Meeting Agendas” Planning and Zoning Commission no later than Friday, July 19, 2019. Request details or provide feedback on the proposed permanent zoning online at or contact City of Sugar Land Planning Department at (281) 275-2218.


INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids, in duplicate, addressed to The Mayor and City Council, City of Stafford, Stafford, Texas, Fort Bend County, will be received at City Hall, 2610 South Main St., Stafford, Texas 77477, until 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 18, 2018, and then publicly opened and read immediately thereafter in the Council Chambers for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment and performing all work required for the construction of “West Airport Boulevard Expansion”. BIDS will be submitted in sealed envelopes upon the blank forms provided and marked in the upper left hand corner “Bid for Construction of West Airport Boulevard Expansion” to be opened at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 18, 2019. BIDS received after closing time will be returned unopened. All Bids shall be accompanied by a cashier’s or certified check upon a national or state bank in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total maximum bid price payable without recourse to the City of Stafford, Stafford, Texas, or a bid bond in the same amount from a reliable surety company, as a guarantee that bidder will enter into a Contract. The notice of award of Contract shall be given by the Owner within sixty (60) days following the opening of bids. Checks submitted as bid security will be returned to the respective bidders within ten (10) days after bids are opened, except checks, or bonds, which the Owner elects to hold until the successful bidder has executed the Contract. Thereafter, the remaining checks, including security of successful bidder, will be returned within five (5) days. Remaining bid bonds will not be returned unless requested by Bidder.

Sealed Bids, in duplicate, addressed to The Mayor and City Council, City of Stafford, Stafford, Texas, Fort Bend County, will be received at City Hall, 2610 South Main St., Stafford, Texas 77477, until 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 25, 2019, and then publicly opened and read immediately thereafter in the Council Chambers for furnishing all labor, material, and equipment and performing all work required for the construction of “West Airport Boulevard Expansion”. BIDS will be submitted in sealed envelopes upon the blank forms provided and marked in the upper left hand corner “Bid for Construction of West Airport Boulevard Expansion” to be opened at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 25, 2019. BIDS received after closing time will be returned unopened. All Bids shall be accompanied by a cashier’s or certified check upon a national or state bank in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total maximum bid price payable without recourse to the City of Stafford, Stafford, Texas, or a bid bond in the same amount from a reliable surety company, as a guarantee that bidder will enter into a Contract. The notice of award of Contract shall be given by the Owner within sixty (60) days following the opening of bids. Checks submitted as bid security will be returned to the respective bidders within ten (10) days after bids are opened, except checks, or bonds, which the Owner elects to hold until the successful bidder has executed the Contract. Thereafter, the remaining checks, including security of successful bidder, will be returned within five (5) days. Remaining bid bonds will not be returned unless requested by Bidder.

The successful bidder must furnish Performance Bond and Payment Bond upon the forms which are attached hereto in the amount of one hundred (100%) percent of the contract price within 15 days after receipt of the contract documents. Payment and performance bonds shall be issued from sureties with a minimum “A” or “A-” rating from Best’s Key Rating Guide and who are licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance to do business in Texas and to issue said bonds. The bonds must be signed by an authorized representative of the surety and licensed by the State Board of Insurance.

The successful bidder must furnish Performance Bond and Payment Bond upon the forms which are attached hereto in the amount of one hundred (100%) percent of the contract price within 15 days after receipt of the contract documents. Payment and performance bonds shall be issued from sureties with a minimum “A” or “A-” rating from Best’s Key Rating Guide and who are licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance to do business in Texas and to issue said bonds. The bonds must be signed by an authorized representative of the surety and licensed by the State Board of Insurance.

Specifications and bidding documents may be secured from R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc., 16340 Park Ten Place, Suite 350, Houston, Texas.

Specifications and bidding documents may be secured from R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc., 16340 Park Ten Place, Suite 350, Houston, Texas.

In conformance with applicable statutes, the general prevailing wage rates in the locality in which the work is to be performed have been ascertained, and such rates shall be the minimum paid for labor employed upon this project.

In conformance with applicable statutes, the general prevailing wage rates in the locality in which the work is to be performed have been ascertained, and such rates shall be the minimum paid for labor employed upon this project.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in bidding. In case of ambiguity or lack of clearness in stating the prices in any bid, the Owner reserves the right to consider the most advantageous construction thereof, or to reject the bid. The award will be made to the responsible bidder submitting the lowest acceptable bid. A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference for prospective bidders, suppliers, etc., will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at, R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc., 16340 Park Ten Place, Suite 350, Houston, Texas 77084 in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders, Paragraph 21. City of Stafford Leonard Scarcella Mayor

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in bidding. In case of ambiguity or lack of clearness in stating the prices in any bid, the Owner reserves the right to consider the most advantageous construction thereof, or to reject the bid. The award will be made to the responsible bidder submitting the lowest acceptable bid. A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference for prospective bidders, suppliers, etc., will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at, R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc., 16340 Park Ten Place, Suite 350, Houston, Texas 77084 in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders, Paragraph 21. City of Stafford Leonard Scarcella Mayor


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Fort Bend Archeological Society meeting set for July 16 From Staff Reports

The Fort Bend Archeological Society's next meeting is sure to draw archaeology buffs from

around the area. The organization said its July 16 gathering at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy at 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle will focus on the "Living

Sword" culture of Japan. Based on research conducted in both Japan and the United States, this presentation shows how this artifact from feudal Japan continues to shape

modern culture across the world. Included in this presentation from Neil Melancon and Emily Egan will be demonstrations of sword use from the Muso Jik-

iden Eishin Ryu school of swordsmanship, which is still in use in Japan. The presentation will include demonstrations of Japanese swordmanship still taught today.

Egan and Melancon have been both practicing for more than 19 years and both are currently ranked “kyoshi nanadan,” which means they are masters in their respective styles.

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nia, and chronic pain,” he wrote. Promising signs Mata initially began using CBD to treat her own chronic pain and anxiety, which led her down the path to owning the Lawrence, Kansas-based franchise’s store. Sacred Leaf offers edibles, oils, creams and other products – which she said don’t contain a trace of THC – for those who can’t or don’t wish to use over-the-counter opioids and treatments for pain, anxiety, inflammation and other ailments. CBD is a supplement that tells your body what to do by working with the natural endocannabinoid system in our bodies, Mata said.

Basically, she said CBD doesn't do the job, but tells the body how to work with itself to do the job. “What people miss (on CBD) is that it can be a natural supplement for your daily improvement,” Mata said. “We have an endocannabinoid system that we’re born with. Those receptors work well with CBD, so when we start taking CBD, we naturally kick-start that system we already have.” Lunsford said her sisterin-law had debilitating migraines but has not suffered any since beginning to take CBD products two months ago. Lunsford also said her mom has used CBD to help control her dog’s seizures. “In May I began using CBD on a daily basis. With constant body aches, depression and anxiety, I would sometimes take 8-10 Advil a day to get through the day,” she said. “Since May, I have not taken anything for pain. I feel amazing, I am happy and I am sleeping well.” Caution advised However, some users and medical experts advise due diligence before trying CBD products. “Without sufficient highquality evidence in human studies we can’t pinpoint effective doses. … It’s difficult to know exactly what you are getting,”

wrote Grinspoon, also a physician who practices at Massachusetts General Hospital. “If you decide to try CBD, talk with your doctor — if for no other reason than to make sure it won’t affect other medications you are taking.” In light of her experiences, Lunsford said she has begun selling CBD products online. She advised beginning with small doses. “It is very important to read the label on your CBD,” she said. “There should not be any fillers like coconut oil, Xylitol, or alcohol in your CBD.” Users such as Clint Barrett, owner of the Sacred Leaf store in Sugar Land, say the side effects are minimal and that those using them barely feel any effects. So he said it’s as good an attempt as any for those who no longer wish to use over-the-counter options for help. “We’re here to educate. We’re not trying to upsell anybody on anything. It’s not a cure-all. It just helps put your body into balance. If you’re in pain, and modern medicine hurts you, you have to open up your mind,” said Barrett, who discovered CBD and opened his store after it treated his mother’s arthritis. “If you tried and it doesn’t work, fine. At least you tried it.”

★ CBD, FROM PAGE 1 sion toward other dogs before learning of its benefits regarding her own sleeplessness and anxiety. “CBD has been life changing for me,” she said. In another comment on Facebook, Beth Pegues said, “Since I started using CBD oil about three weeks ago I haven’t had one moment of anxiety since. I also had a sinus issue for three years that nothing helped. It’s now almost completely cleared up. I had a small amount

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Harrel Mitchell Crabb, passed away June 26, 2019, in Katy, Texas. He was born to Harrel and Thelma Crabb on June 28, 1952 in Texas City, Texas. He is survived by his sisters Patt Crabb Bilow, Connie Crabb Douglas and Janice Fey, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, July 15th at 2 pm at Sugar Land Baptist Church 16755 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to the Animal Rescue Kingdom, 2611 Charles Lane, Sugar Land, Texas 77498 or on the Facebook Page Animal Rescue Kingdom.

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CHRIST CHURCH SUGAR LAND • 281-980-6888 A United Methodist Community 3300 Austin Parkway • Sugar Land, TX 77479 Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary Simple Service / Prayer & Communion: 8:15 am Contemporary: 9:30 am / Traditional: 10:55 am Sunday School for all ages available at 9:30 & 10:55 am.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND • 281-240-3195 502 Eldridge Rd. Sugar Land, Tx 77478 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8: 30 a.m. and 11 a.m. PCUSA LUTHERAN CHURCH

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ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH • 281-499-9602 605, Dulles Avenue, Stafford, TX 77477 SUNDAY: Bible Study: 9 am Worship: 10:15 am THURSDAY: Bible Study 11:30 am


Sunday evening services: 5:00 pm Last Sunday 1:30 pm Bible Study (all ages): Sun 9:00 am & Wed 7:00 pm Iron Mens Bible Study 1st Monday 6:30 pm

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AT THE STAFFORD CENTRE 9AM - 1PM 10505 Cash Rd, Stafford, TX 77477 The expo is designed to be a service to the numerous Seniors in Fort Bend County and the surrounding areas. Featuring everything seniors need to know about everything they need. Companies and services from all over the area will be present to answer all the questions you need to know but were afraid to ask!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Here’s what seniors can expect at the Expo: • FREE Admission • FREE Breakfast and Lunch • Gifts and Prize Drawings • Educational information on healthcare, finances and legal concerns • A chance to meet and speak to experts offering free advice on issues important to you! • An opportunity to visit and fellowship with old friends and new!

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Missouri City veterans memorial project picking up steam tion and could be closer to fruition. During a June 1 city council meeting, City Manager Anthony Snipes announced that Wells Fargo

From Staff Reports

A plan to construct a veterans memorial in Missouri City is gaining more trac-

had donated $100,000 to the funding of the project, which will be located on the grounds of city hall at 1522 Texas Pkwy. Missouri City’s council

passed a resolution during the meeting authorizing Mayor Yolanda Ford to execute an economic development agreement between the Tax Increment Rein-

vestment Zone No. 1, the City of Missouri City and the city’s development authority for the development and construction of the veterans memorial and a parks

maintenance facility. For more news and coverage on happenings like this, follow the Star on social media @FortBendStar

Bite Nite comes back to Riverstone on Friday 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. The trampoline, provided by Springfree Trampoline Houston, puts a new spin on the monthly event. This month’s food truck selection includes Balls Out Burgers, Tilas Taco Truck, Tu-Go Kitchen, Anna’s Gourmet Greek and TexIce Frozen Desserts.

From Staff Reports

Bite Nite Friday will come back to Riverstone to serve up mobile eats and backflips. Five food trucks and a giant trampoline will be based outside The Club at Riverstone, 18353 University Blvd., from

Tu-Go Kitchen, Anna’s Gourmet Greek and TexIce will have vegan and vegetarian options. The next Bite Nite Fridays are scheduled for Aug. 16, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. Trucks are subject to change. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed. Some trucks may be cash only. Five food trucks will be in the Fort Bend area for Bite Nite July 12. (Submitted photo)



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★ FAME, FROM PAGE 1 to sell furniture, clothes, hamburgers, houses, whatever, but nobody puts a job ad on the radio,” Mitton said. “Why not? Because the same reasons that radio is so successful in retail would be the same reasons

it would be so successful in recruitment.” Mitton researched and found clients who needed to find employees. His first client for recruitment advertising came from Houston’s Westbury Hospital, which was looking to hire more nurses for its birthing center. Mitton’s strategy of run-

ning job commercials allowed the hospital to fill all 15 job openings for experienced nurses - in less than one week. Not only did nurses move to Westbury to start their new careers. Mitton said an attorney, who had recently discovered she was pregnant, had decided to have her baby

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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at Westbury because the nurses they wanted to hire were described as caring and professional in Mitton’s radio commercials. The campaign for the hospital was one of Mitton’s many success stories in advertising. And it was the start of Mitton’s mission to help companies while helping professionals find work. In 1990, Mitton was hired by Houston’s toprated country station, KIKK AM-FM, as a sales representative. He offered his “recruitment advertising” to major corporations looking to hire management executives and other professionals in Houston and southeast Texas.

When KIKK AM-FM was sold in 1993, Mitton was hired by KODA-FM 99.1, where he became the first local sales rep in Houston to sell 60-second radio commercials for a rate of $1,000 - which was more than twice the average of other Houston radio stations. By 2000, Mitton and his wife, Liz, started their own advertising agency, Mitton Media, working with clients nationwide. Mitton is the past president of the Houston Chapter of the Employment Management Association (EMA) and a winner of the Pinnacle Award from the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) in 2004.

Nominations for the Texas Radio Hall of Fame are made by lifetime voting members and then approved by its board. “John Mitton was an absolute ace top biller and producer at KIKK radio when KIKK was the undisputed No. 1 country radio station in America,” said Josh Holstead, operations manager for the TRHOF. “He then went on to form Mitton Media, which now represents multiple advertisers.” As for Sparks, Holstead said he delivered the honorary news in person. Sparks is assistant program director at 106.9 The Point and 107.5 The Eagle in Houston.

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 or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 3944 Bluebonnet Drive, Stafford, Texas 77477. MONTH OF JULY CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, presents a variety of free childrenÕ s programs -- Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, and SchoolAge Programs -- every month. Free & open to the public. For more information, visit or call 281-238-2100.


Richmond, TXÉO akBend Medical Center has completed two of its three scheduled sports physicals and sudden cardiac death screenings in the Fort Bend and Wharton area. This Saturday, July 13 from 8am Ð Noon at the Williams Way location, 22003 SW Freeway, Richmond is the remaining sports physicals for this summer. The cost is $20 cash.


at Mission Bend Branch Library, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., 8421 Addicks Clodine Road. Representatives from colleges and universities will share information about college programs. Students will learn opportunities available at the colleges, as well as admission requirements, financial aid, student housing, and more. Schools represented include: Baylor, Houston Community College, Lamar University, Texas A&M University Ð Kingsville, Texas State University, University of North Texas, University of Houston Ð Downtown, University of Texas Ð Dallas, and University of Texas Ð San Antonio, University of Alabama Ð Birmingham, University of Louisiana Ð Monroe, and University of Oklahoma. Free & open to the public. For more information, visit www.fortbend.lib., or call 832-471-5900.


Hosted by the Missouri City Branch Library, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., 1530 Texas Parkway. Released in 2019, the film focuses on the first spaceflight to land men on the moon. The documentary is rated G. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Free & open to the public. For more information visit www. or call 281-238-2100.


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 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.


Fort Bend-Harris Retired Educators (FBHRE) will kick off the 2019-2020 school year with an 11 a.m. Ò O Happy Day LuncheonÓ on Thursday, August 8, at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Rd, within the Great Hall. Business meeting will follow along with information about benefits. FBHRE is the local unit for the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA). All


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Registration For the FALLl 2019 - Now Open - The Junior Hurricanes Soccer League (JHSL) is led by professional United States Soccer Federation (USSF) licensed staff and is designed for boys & girls who want to play and have fun in a safe and developmentally appropriate environment. The JHSL program is being offered at multiple locations and in conjunction with CFSA at the Schiel Road Complex.To learn more about each location and to register please visit www.albionhurricanes. org. Season begins in September! For those wishing only to train, join us in Katy for AHFC Friday Night Academy. Visit Katy Youth Soccer to register for this Friday Fun Program. AHFC is proud to partner with New Territory and offer New Territory Thursday Night Academy, a 5-week Skills Program. Email us at jhsl@ for more information or questions. Office Phone:713-939-7473 Want a more competitive program? Join AHFC! Call us and we can find you a team: 713-939-7473. Website:


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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 or call 281-342-3034.


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.


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.


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 for more information and to donate.


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.


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.


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@


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

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