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The parent company of the Fort Bend Star just got bigger. McElvy Media Group, owners of the Fort Bend Star and the Fort Bend Business Journal, completed the purchase of The Greensheet in August. The Greensheet was founded by Helen Gordon in 1970. Her daughter, Kathy Douglass, has been president of the company since 1993. The Greensheet is a targeted advertising publication that distributes more than 500,000 copies in Houston and Dallas, in 19 separate zones each week. In addition, TheGreensheet.com garners more than 1 million page views monthly. McElvy Media Group owns community newspapers in Houston and in Charlotte, N.C. In Houston, it publishes The Leader, the Fort Bend Star and the Fort Bend Business Journal. In Charlotte, it publishes the South Charlotte Weekly, Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly and Union County Weekly. Jonathan McElvy, Frank Vasquez, Robb Reeves and Douglas McElvy will be owners of a new company, MVR Publishing, that will operate the Greensheet Media and its affiliated businesses. Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Greensheet Media in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “My dream has been for The Greensheet to celebrate a 100-year anniversary and the sale of the company keeps this dream alive,” Douglass said. The decision to sell was difficult emotionally because after 48 years, it will no longer be a part of our family. I have faith and confidence that Jonathan McElvy, Frank Vasquez, Robb Reeves and Douglas McElvy will have success and carry the business into the future.” My partners and I are honored that we’ve been able to work with Kathy to continue the rich legacy she and her mother Helen have built for almost 50 years,” Jonathan McElvy said. “The Greensheet brand, in both Houston and Dallas, is a tremendous asset, and we understand there’s great responsibility in developing new and creative ways to leverage that brand.”

State Rep. Ron Reynolds, pictured here speaking at an event in Missouri City, turned himself in Friday to begin serving a one-year jail sentence in Montgomery County for a 2015 conviction for ambulance chasing. (Photo by Joe Southern)

After exhausting his appeals, State Rep. Ronald Reynolds turned himself in to Montgomery County authorities Friday to begin serving up to a year in jail. He told court officials, “he wishes to begin his time in custody as soon as possible,” according to court documents which stated Reynolds was not considered to be a flight risk. The Missouri City Democrat lost his appeal on

misdemeanor charges of ambulance chasing. He was convicted in 2015 of barratry, commonly called ambulance chasing. He was one of eight Houston area lawyers charged in 2015 with the offense and the only one who did not accept a plea. He represented himself in court. In November, a three-panel appellate court upheld the initial decision by Montgomery County jurors that he worked with a convicted felon to solicit clients for his law firm. Texas law states that attorneys cannot contact clients within a 30-day period of an

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Two dead in shooting at Relatives of shooting victim suing Ben E. Keith Company for $25 million Missouri City apartment By Michelle Leigh Smith FOR THE FORT BEND STAR

The family of a workplace shooting victim in Missouri City has filed a $25 million lawsuit against Ben E. Keith Company, claiming the company failed to provide adequate security despite previous threats of workplace violence. Francisco Joel Reyes, 31, was shot to death early on the morning of Aug. 20 at the company’s Missouri City facility. Reyes was killed when Kristine Peralez, 29, drove through an open gate and walked into the warehouse with a loaded semi-automatic handgun. After entering the property, Peralez began firing, killing Reyes with multiple gunshot wounds and wounding another co-worker, Fredencio Janas in the leg. Next, she walked outside the building and was engaged by Missouri City police officer Valery Elias. Gunfire was exchanged and Peralez was shot in the chest. She was taken to Memorial Hermann and pronounced dead soon thereafter. The family of Reyes called Benny Agosto Jr., a leader in the Hispanic community and

founder of the Mexican American Bar Association. In a press release issued on Wednesday, Agosto Reyes alleges that Ben E. Keith had employed a security company in response to threats of workplace violence until a month before the shooting. The suit alleges that “this tragic and preventable shooting” was the result. Michele Pena, as the representative of the estate of her late husband and mother of their three children, and Maria Louisa Reyes Ortega, the mother of Francisco Reyes, brought the suit against the food company and the estate of Peralez. “Our investigation so far has revealed that Ben E. Keith Company failed to provide adequate security on the premises,” said Agosto, a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz. “The duty to make the property safe for their employees and invitees was reasonable and necessary, but unfortunately it was ignored. “Our investigation so far has led us to the fact that there had

been prior threats of violence at the workplace,” Agosto said. “Those earlier threats were not from the shooter. It had nothing to do with the folks involved. The prior threats did have something to do with another coworker. As soon as we get the discovery process in place, we will have sworn testimony to prove up the facts. “There is no doubt that the defendant, BEK, has now began the process of hiring security once again at the premises. It is unexplainable why they had dropped the security on the premises given the multiple threats of violence at the workplace. “Possible motives by the shooter are still uncertain,” Agosto said. “However, we have discovered that there was some kind of dispute within the company as a result of some demotion that her husband had received. Her husband was also a coworker and was working that night on the premises. We intend to investigate and get to the bottom of all these facts, as we begin the formal discovery process.” Craig Woodcock, general counsel for Ben E. Keith Company, did not respond to requests for comment.

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Two people are dead following a murder and police-involved shooting Sunday night at the Quail Valley Apartments in Missouri City. It is the second time in less than a month that a woman has been shot dead after shooting a man she knew well. According to police, Dereshia Blackwell, 39, rammed the security gate at Quail Valley Apartments Sunday night, hitting two parked cars, barging into the apartment of Karl Gomez, 65, and killing him. She had two weapons, a semi-automatic handgun and a knife. On Aug. 20, Kristina Peralez gunned down her boss, Francisco Reyes, in the warehouse at the Ben E. Keith Company. She allegedly shot herself in the chest after a police officer opened fire on her. While police do not believe there was any romantic entanglement in the Reyes’ shooting, Gomez and Blackwell knew each other. “It was something they got into,” said Eliset Aguirre, manager of the 176-unit Quail Valley Apartments at 1800 FM

1092 at Lexington. “We are working with detectives to find more answers.” Capt. Paul Poulton with the Missouri City Police Department said Blackwell emerged from Gomez’ apartment, wielding the handgun and a large knife. “Our units were on the scene almost immediately due to the previous 911 calls about the rammed cars on the premises,” Poulton said. “Blackwell ignored repeated orders to drop her weapons. She refused any voice commands. An officer deployed a taser and she still did not release her weapons. Our officers fired multiple shots and she was pronounced dead at the scene.” “Neighbors describe Gomez as a very nice gentleman. They did not have too many good things to say about her (Blackwell),” Poulton said. The toxicology screen will take several weeks but Poulton expected to have the cause of death on both of the deceased by Tuesday. “It’s very strange to have two so close together,” he observed. “I’ve been here for 27 years. We’ve had domestic disturbances that resulted in a shooting but to have two like this is completely out of the norm.”

Clubbies are the unsung heroes in Skeeters clubhouse By Joe Southern JSOUTHERN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM

The most valuable player in the Sugar Land Skeeters clubhouse doesn’t hit, catch, or throw. He does the laundry. More than that, Clubhouse Manager Ryan Bittle is the go-to guy whenever the players need or want anything that will make their lives just a little bit easier. “We do anything from store runs for players that don’t have vehicles or can’t get around. We’ll take guys to and from the hotel. If they need to eat we’ll go grab them something to eat,” Bittle said. Bittle, his brother Eric Bittle, and their assistants, Jacob Popoff and Jose Martinez, are the unsung heroes who keep the Skeeters baseball machine running six months of the year. Ryan manages the Skeeters clubhouse and Eric manages the visitor’s clubhouse. Ryan Bittle, 27, is in his 12th season of

professional baseball. “I started as a batboy in 2006 in Camden (N.J.) in the Atlantic League. I was with them from 2006 to 2014 and came to Sugar Land in 2015, my first year here,” he said, noting this is his seventh year as a clubhouse manager. “I love it here. This is the best place I’ve ever been; obviously it’s the best place in the league, beautiful, the fans, the whole organization treats you really good, treats you like family. I kind of see us as one big family here.” “They do an amazing job. You know, they’re here every day early, staying late. They put their life effort into it,” said pitching coach Cory Domel. “You can tell they have commitment to it. They work hard and they want to keep us happy. Those are the main things. They have a lot of passion for what they do.” The days are long and hard for the clubbies, as they are called.

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Sugar Land Skeeters Clubhouse Manager Ryan Bittle, center, and his assistant, Jacob Popoff, right, watch part of game from the Skeeters dugout. (Photo by Joe Southern)

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Fort Bend ISD hosting bond referendum meetings From staff reports FOR THE FORT BEND STAR

At the Aug. 13 meeting of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees, the board called a $992.6 million bond election for Nov. 6 to address capital needs related to new construction, safety and security, renovations to address maintenance and adequacy throughout the district, and transportation and technology.

To provide the community with details about the 2018 bond package, FBISD is hosting a series of community information sessions in September and October. All FBISD parents, staff, students and community members are welcome to attend. The information sessions will give community members an opportunity to receive information about the 2018 bond, engage in open discussions, and ask any

questions they may have. For more information, visit https://www.fortbendisd. com/bond. Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. For more information about registering to vote, check with the Fort Bend County Elections at w w w.for tbendcounty tx. gov/, under services/elections. The community information sessions will be held on the following dates,

from 6-8 p.m.: September meetings: Tuesday, Sept. 18 Hightower High School Auditorium, 3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City Austin High School Auditorium, 3434 Pheasant Creek Dr., Sugar Land Wednesday, Sept. 19 Kempner High School Auditorium, 14777 Voss Rd., Sugar Land Fort Settlement Middle School Commons, 5440 El-

kins Road, Sugar Land Wednesday, Sept. 26 Ridge Point High School Auditorium, 500 Waters Lake Blvd., Missouri City Clements High School Auditorium, 4200 Elkins Dr., Sugar Land October meetings: Thursday, Oct. 4 Hodges Bend Middle School Commons, 16510 Bissonnet, Houston Wednesday, Oct. 10 Dulles High School Caf-

eteria, 550 Dulles Ave., Sugar Land Travis High School Auditorium, 11111 Harlem Road, Richmond Tuesday, Oct. 16 Bowie Middle School Commons, 700 Plantation Dr., Richmond Willowridge High School Auditorium, 16301 Chimney Rock, Houston Wednesday, Oct. 17 Elkins High School Auditorium, 7007 Knights Court, Missouri City.

FBISD briefs Fort Bend ISD earns honor for its investment policy Fort Bend ISD has received the Certificate of Distinction from the Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas (GTOT) for its investment policy. FBISD earned the honor after satisfying a list of criteria that included ethical disclosure, reporting and review practices, and investment training. Fort Bend ISD is one of only three school districts to be awarded the Certificate of

Distinction. The certification is valid until 2020. “We work hard to be good stewards of taxpayer funds. Therefore, it is always gratifying when an independent third party recognizes us for our efforts,” said Steven Bassett, FBISD’s Chief Financial Officer. Fort Bend ISD announces Leadership Academy Class of 2019 Fort Bend ISD has announced the names of 21 community members

who are joining the FBISD Board Leadership Academy Class of 2019. The cohorts represent a diverse group of individuals representing all areas of the school district. They were among more than 80 community members to apply for the academy this year. The Fort Bend ISD Board Leadership Academy Class of 2019 includes: Melanie Anbarci, Karina Anderson Chandler, Debra Andrews, Howard Bartee Jr., Ferrel Bonner, Stephanie Brown, Elessia Davis, Michelle

DeMora, Elena Farah, Rick Garcia, Alysa Jarvis, Jayco Parahams McCowan, Crystal Moya, Megan Ortiz, LaToya Robinson, Smita Singh, Melanie Tanguma, Nathan Tenney, Angel Thomas, Rama Walker and Zekeriya Yuksel. They represent the second class of cohorts to participate in the academy since its inaugural year in 2017. While participating in the ninemonth program, participants will learn firsthand from FBISD leaders about finance and budget, curriculum,

planning and accountability, legislative issues and advocacy and collaborative communities. Fort Bend ISD to host Parent University on Sept. 18 To help families prepare their high school students for postsecondary careers, Fort Bend ISD is hosting a Parent University on Tuesday, Sept. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. at Tra-

vis High School (11111 Harlem Road, Richmond). This free event will give parents an opportunity to meet with FBISD personnel and other education experts to receive an overview of the Houston job market, advice on how to be involved in your child’s postsecondary planning and information on obtaining financial aid and college scholarships.

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Infant acid reflux is characterized by the spitting up of the baby’s food shortly after the baby’s feeding time. This should become less common as the baby grows up, and should not typically occur after the child reaches eighteen months. The muscle that separates the stomach from the esophagus is very loose when a baby is young. It strengthens as the baby grows. This looseness causes the stomach contents to flow easily into the throat which occurs as “spit up”, especially after crying or coughing. Signs of this condition may include vomiting, and fussiness. This is not a concern if the baby is otherwise healthy and growing well. A doctor should be seen if a baby is not gaining weight, projectile vomiting occurs, vomit is bloody, green or yellow colored, difficulty breathing, or refusing to eat. Infant reflux usually clears up on its own. Some habits that may help with less reflux include having several smaller feedings, burping in between feedings, and holding the baby in an upright position during and after feedings. Switching from one formula to another type may help reduce reflux. Histamine type-2 receptor (H2) blockers such as ranitidine (Zantac) or proton pump inhibitors such as ome-prazole (Prilosec) or lansoprazole (Prevacid) may be prescribed for a short period of time to help treat infant reflux. These medications work in the cells of the stomach wall to help reduce acid.

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Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) invites photographers of all levels to submit photos to its annual photo contest, underwritten by Johnson Development Corporation. The contest is in conjunction with the conservancy’s second annual fundraising event, the “Picnic for the Park” luncheon, presented by Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, on Friday, Oct. 19 at River Pointe Church in Richmond. The deadline for photo contest submission is Friday, Sept. 21, to allow for time to judge winning photos as they will be announced at the luncheon. New for this year’s contest is categories. Photographers may submit photos under the following four categories: flora (trees, flowers, plants), landscape, visitors (people), and wildlife. To encourage young photographers, the conservancy also extended an “Under 21” category so youths and teenagers can be judged with their peers. There is no fee to participate and winners will

Task force votes for DNA request to state to help identify remains From staff reports FOR THE FORT BEND STAR

The recently appointed City Manager’s Task Force on the Convict Lease Memorial met for the first time on Sept. 5 and unanimously supported DNA testing of historical remains discovered on property owned by Fort Bend Independent School District. The task force requested the preparation of a letter formalizing their support for DNA testing, which will be sent to the Texas Historical Commission by Fort Bend ISD. Community and stakeholder support will be part of the commissions’ decision on whether teeth will be removed from each person buried in the school district’s unmarked grave

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BAPTIST CHURCH The Cullinan Park Conservancy’s 2017 photo contest honorable mention “Cullinan Perch” by Anika Patel, age 14, of Sugar Land.

receive bragging rights. Anyone is eligible to participate, but photographs must be taken at Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park, just north of Sugar Land Regional Airport on Highway 6 in Sugar Land. Participants may submit up to five photos for the contest. For rules and more information, visit www. cullinanparkconservancy. org/cullinan-park-photocontest, call Executive

Director Angie Wierzbicki at 281-616-7860 or email cullinanparkconser vancy@gmail.com. The Conservancy was created in 2010 to advocate for, enhance and protect the natural beauty of the 754-acre Cullinan Park for all. The one of a kind, bluegreen oasis in the middle of rapidly growing suburbs provides habitat for all manner of wildlife, while delivering a respite for human visitors, too.

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HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH • 281-403-4994 2223 FM1092 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Ed Byrnes, Senior Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am • 6:00 pm Sunday Worship 10:45 am • 6:00 pm Wednesday: 7:00 pm Bible Study / AWANA “A Place To Call Home” - www.hbctx.org METHODIST CHURCH

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. www.christchurchsl.org

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • 281-499-3502 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77459 8:00 am: Chapel Worship 9:15 am: Sunday School For All Ages 10:30 am: Open Skies Worship in the Fellowship Hall 10:30 am: Sanctuary Worship For more information, please visit www.fumcmc.org

SUGAR LAND METHODIST CHURCH • 281-491-6041 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Worship @ 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 am Bible Study, all ages, @ 9:45 am www.sugarlandmethodist.org

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Miraculous move to new home proof of God and angels You will never get me to doubt that God works miracles in our lives and that angels live among us. That belief was strongly reinforced this past month as my wife Sandy and I went through the process of buying a house. I’ve never been good with real estate and this was my fifth time qualifying as a first-time homebuyer. Each time the process has become exponentially more complicated – and expensive! There were so many roadblocks in this process that I swore God didn’t want us to have a house of our own. Now I’m convinced the hurdles were there so he could show us just how mightily he can move in even the most grueling of details. For nearly 10 years we have been living in the house in old town Rosenberg that belonged to Sandy’s grandfather. After he passed away six years ago, ownership eventually transferred to Sandy’s mother. She has been a most gracious and generous landlord as we have

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gone through many transitions in life, including job changes, grad school for Sandy, and more. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the opportunity to have a roof over our heads and all the loving care and support that has been shown us. We were very fortunate to live there as long as we did. It got us through some challenging times. At the risk of sounding ungrateful, I’m more than happy to be leaving. The house is very old and is constantly needing repairs and upgrading. It took a lot of work to maintain the house and for the most part it was a losing battle. The worst part, however, is the location. In the first few

years there we had four cars smashed in overnight hit-and-runs while parked in front of the house – one of them totaled. Numerous times cars have driven onto the lawn – one even plowing through a fence and hedge. We are constantly “serenaded” by the bar cattycorner to us, often into the wee hours of the morning. The restaurant and cantina across the street has its trash picked up around 4-5 a.m. several times a week. The gas station across the other street is continually having cars pull up blasting their rap music while the driver fuels up or goes inside to buy something. And neighborhood dogs bark at all hours of the night. The sleep interruptions are causing me all kinds of health issues. We’ve wanted out of the house for years but never had a realistic opportunity until this year. Sandy and I spent a lot of the summer looking online and sharing hopes and dreams for a dream home. When we finally got serious and began digging into the qualifica-

tions, our dreams all but shattered. We went into this process believing that we could comfortably buy a house in the mid-$200,000 range. Our reality was far, far below that. With a senior and a sophomore at Terry High School, we wanted to stay within the school’s boundaries so the kids wouldn’t have to change schools. The sharp limits on geography and price severely limited our options. We hoped and prayed and prayed some more. We lowered our standards but never gave up hope. That’s when God sent us an angel. Her name is Jen Gowens. She is a Realtor and a friend from church. She is an agent with Keller Williams Southwest (www. jennifergowens.com) and a real miracle worker. Poor Jen lost a lot of weekends and weekday nights showing us homes, answering odd questions, and very patiently walking us through a difficult time. When we finally found a house that fit our family’s needs, budget, and loca-

tion, she guided us through a process that at times felt worse than passing a kidney stone (or so I imagine since I’ve never actually passed one). Without going into too much detail, we found obstacles at nearly every point in the home buying process. Between Jen and our lender, Fairway Mortgage, we found some rather creative ways to make things happen. Several times we ran into roadblocks that were sure deal-killers, only to have our angel work her magic. Thanks to Jen, James Ward and his team at Fairway, the sellers, and some help from my father and friends, we were able to close the deal last Thursday. Even as we were packing up our house the night before, there were questions as to whether or not the deal would actually close. It did, and on terms that better suited us in the long run. Our prayers were answered and in a very big way. Next up came the physical move. Again God sent

his angels among us as a contingent of friends from our church, Christ’s Church Foster Creek, turned out to help along with Sandy’s parents, uncle, and a lone representative from the Texas Army re-enactment group I belong to. The work was grueling and hot and many items were ridiculously heavy (can you say piano?). On top of all of that, both of our cars experienced mechanical problems over the weekend and will be alternating trips to the mechanic this week. As I write this Monday morning, I am extremely exhausted, very sore, and so filled with gratitude I think at times my heart might explode. We are incredibly thankful for God’s provision and the gift of friendship. They’ve seen us through not only this process, but multiple moves in the last 18 years. Should any of my friends back in Colorado and Amarillo think we’ve forgotten them and their help, we haven’t. It’s just further proof of God’s handiwork and his angels moving amongst us.

State Sen. Miles seeks single-member districts in Fort Bend ISD Today, 53 years after the enactment of the Voting Rights Act, Jim Crow still dares to raise its head in Texas. While we celebrate the gains made in minority representation and selfdetermination, we cannot ignore the fact that in places such as the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD), raciallyexclusive tactics still bar access to power in decisions affecting thousands of children of color and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. Today, FBISD remains one of the few elected bodies in the state to employ an at-large system of voting. In such a system, voters are denied the ability to choose a representative from their own community and instead are forced to vote from a list of several candidates who ostensibly represent a broader area. Officials elected under such methods can be less diverse than the community and less accountable to constituents. By FBISD’s own numbers, since 1992 the proportion of its Hispanic population has nearly doubled (now 26.5 percent), its Asian population has

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more than doubled (now 26 percent), and its white population has dropped by nearly two-thirds (now 16.6 percent). While more than 83 percent of FBISD students are not white, five (71 percent) of its current board members are white, one (14 percent) member is African American and one is South Asian. The tactic of suppressing representation by people of color through at-large voting remains as relevant today as it was in the 1960s. In 1968, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reported that, “where Negroes are heavily concentrated in particular election dis-

tricts, their votes can be diluted effectively by converting to at-large elections, in which their votes are outweighed by white votes in adjoining districts.” Case in point: In 1962, a young African American attorney in Harris County named Barbara Jordan sought public service for the first time by running for the Texas House of Representatives. She lost. Undaunted, she ran again in 1964. She lost. But a momentous 1964 decision by the United States Supreme Court radically changed the political landscape by requiring that state senate districts be single member. In Reynolds v. Sims, Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in the majority decision that “Legislators represent people, not trees or acres. Legislators are elected by voters, not farms or cities or economic interests.” In 1966, Barbara Jordan ran in a new Harris County district that was based on the principle of one person-one vote and in which about half the residents were black and Hispanic. She won. The rest is history. Barbara Jordan became the

first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In Congress, she was instrumental in the Nixon Watergate hearings and was a tireless voice for the downtrodden and oppressed until her death in 1996. Simply put: if it were not for single member districts, Barbara Jordan may have been denied entry to the corridors of power. Yet, despite the facts, despite the history, and despite the morality of the issue, misguided individuals continue to defend the indefensible. At a meeting in August, a number of supporters of FBISD’s unjust at-large system – including several African American pastors organized by a radical right wing demagogue – appeared at an event billed as a public meeting. But those wishing to speak on behalf of a single member system were not recognized or were shamed and silenced. Apologists would tell you the FBISD system is a “hybrid” of single member and at-large systems. It’s not. Six

board members are chosen at-large from two arbitrarily drawn “districts” of three board members each. The seventh member is chosen at-large. As a consequence, communities of interest throughout the fast-growing school district are isolated and disempowered, since current members live in close proximity to one another. At-large defenders would also tell you that currently three board members represent minority residents and that a change to single member districts would reduce representation. The assumption defies the premise of the Civil Rights Movement and Voting Rights so long as a white board of trustees dominates a multi-racial, multi-ethnic school district. The impact of faulty representation on the FBISD board is increasingly apparent. In August, FBISD administrators were caught “fibbing” about a Trump Administration Office of Civil Rights finding that “black students were six times more likely to get out-ofschool suspension than their white peers and four times as likely to get in-school suspension” at district schools. Greater minority representation on the board would make the administration more

accountable, head off discrimination, and better prepare FBISD students for success and completion in college. Supporters of this divisive and oppressive at-large system are becoming increasingly isolated. In July this year, a federal appeals court ruled in Missouri State Conference of the NAACP v. FergusonFlorissant School District, that Ferguson’s at-large system of electing board members violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits voting practices or procedures that discriminate on the basis of race, color, or membership in certain language minority groups. Though Ferguson’s student population is about 80 percent black and 20 percent white, the school board remained all white until 2014. That year, Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer. Today’s Texas has no room for the backward pettiness of the political machine now controlling the Fort Bend school board. It’s time to toss out Jim Crow once and for all and institute a single member district system befitting our community. Keep the faith, keep the fight! Sen. Borris L. Miles Texas Senate District 13

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Teacher is no hero for jumping on car Dear Editor, I’ve been too busy with a project to take the time to write to you, respecting an editorial piece you wrote entitled, “Teacher who jumped on car should be lauded a hero,” published May 16, 2018, in the Star. I have saved the piece all of this time until now that I have the time to write to you. Ms. Rita Trimmer-Ray drove recklessly and en-

dangered the lives of the children at Dulles Elementary School – but that action does not justify Coach Young’s thuggish and equally reckless behavior. As you know quite well, there are right and wrong ways to do all things. Mr. Aaron Young Morgan, having the opportunity and time to stop Ms. Trimmer-Ray’s automobile in the proper and respectful manner, as we expect all

teachers to do, chose to behave like a hooligan. Why did he behave like this? No doubt he believes he has the prerogative to do so, and that stems from his upbringing. More than likely, many of his family and of his former teachers accepted his behavior for several reasons. I need not name them all, but it suffices to say that contemporary morality allows untoward public behavior

from anyone, especially from racial and ethnic minorities. And people like you reinforce this skewed social norm because you are slavishly obsequious to the dogma of political correctness. Would you have accepted this inexcusable behavior by a white coach and hailed it as heroic? I would like to see someone jump on your automobile and damage the hood – and see how you would react. Would

you call a miscreant like that a hero? I doubt it, not when it is your property. Louis B. Carballo Sugar Land (Editor’s note: Mr. Carballo, I do not normally respond to letters to the editor, but since you asked, I will. To answer your question, yes, if I were behaving in a reckless manner that was endangering children, I would hope someone would take measures to

stop me no matter what damage my car might suffer. A damaged car is much easier to repair than a damaged or dead child. I believe Coach Young had to make a snap decision and responded positively to the best of his ability. Additionally, how dare you pull the race card in this discussion! It has absolutely nothing to do with race or ethnicity. You should be ashamed for trying to stir up racial dissension where it does not exist. – Joe Southern)

Sugar Land not responding to flood concerns Dear Editor, It is not often that people thank you for what you do to correct bad situations regarding our government agencies listening to the citizens. There is nothing like sunshine (or “Star” light) to get the attention of people who work for the taxpayers. The letter written by Linden Hudson last week pointed out the same problem I complained about in my letter a few weeks ago. He is pleading for the Sugar Land officials to tell us “what’s really happening regarding fixing the flood-

ing problems in his area.” They could at least admit responsibility and explain why there is no fix if that is the case. I am arguing that the problem in MUD1 could be fixed but they refuse to say why they disagree. Simply starting the pumps a few days earlier should fix it. The problem goes far beyond the refusal of those who are responsible for fixing the problems. Every government office that has anything to do with the flooding knows who is responsible for solving the problems and they cover

up for the others. They refuse to tell what the problem is and who is responsible. It is hard to believe that Hudson and I are the only people who have expressed a concern regarding what is being done to fix the problem and holding our elected officials responsible considering the number of citizens who suffered damages. Thank you for your participation in resolving this problem – keep up the good work. Frank Clapp Missouri City

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Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for Wine and Beer Retailers Permit, Food and Beverage Certificate by Restaurant Caminos De Michoacan. LLC. DBA. Caminos De Michoacan to be located at 716 fm Murphy Rd. FortBend County, Texas. Owner Zyzlai Gutierrez NOTICE TO BIDDERS LARGE WATER METER TESTING The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for performing all work required for the following project in the City: BID NO. 2018-30:

LARGE WATER METER TESTING BIDDER’S NAME, ADDRESS, AND DUE DATE

Specifications and bidding documents may be obtained by registering with Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. Sealed bids in triplicate, one (1) original and two (2) copies, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered For questions regarding this bid, please contact Jason Poscovsky CPPO, CPPB, Contracts Manager jposcovsky@sugarlandtx.gov no later than 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018. The City will award and give notice within sixty (60) calendar days after the opening date and time.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS METER REPLACEMENT PROGRAM The City of Sugar Land seeks bids for performing all work required for the following project in the City: BID NO. 2018-31:

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Specifications and bidding documents may be obtained by registering with Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. Sealed bids in triplicate, one (1) original and two (2) copies, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the opening date and time will not be considered For questions regarding this bid, please contact Jason Poscovsky CPPO, CPPB, Contracts Manager jposcovsky@sugarlandtx.gov no later than 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018. The City will award and give notice within sixty (60) calendar days after the opening date and time.

CITY OF MEADOWS PLACE NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the City Council for the City of Meadows Place will conduct a public hearing on September 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Meadows Place City Hall, 1 Troyan Drive, Meadows Place, Texas. The purpose of the public hearing is to give all interested parties the right to appear and be heard on the proposed fiscal year 2018-2019 municipal budget.

This budget will raise less revenue from property taxes from last year’s budget by an amount of $11,435.00, which is a 0.39% decrease from last year’s budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $216.40. A copy of the proposed fiscal year 2018-2019 municipal budget may be examined online at http://cityofmeadowsplace.org/ The City of Meadows Place public facilities are wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact the City Secretary at (281) 983-2931 for further information. Courtney Rutherford, City Secretary City of Meadows Place, Texas

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas, will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. at 7:00 p.m. at Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas, for the purpose of receiving testimony regarding the City’s proposed general operating budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018, and ending September 30, 2019. Any person desiring to be heard regarding such proposed budget will be afforded an opportunity to do so. The proposed budget is available for inspection during normal business hours in the office of the City Secretary at the Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas and on the City of Stafford’s website. The proposed 2018-2019 Budget is based on a $0.00 property tax rate.

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The City of Stafford is accepting Proposals for Time and Attendance Management System per the requirements and general conditions as follows: The complete Request for Proposal document package is available at the City’s website at: www. Staffordtx.gov within the “Bid Opportunities” page.One (1) original and three (3) copies of the proposal must be submitted no later than 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 4, 2018 (CST). The proposals, marked “original” and “copy”, must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the following information marked plainly on the front: CITY OF STAFFORD ATTN: TOMIKA R. LEWIS, CITY SECRETARY PROPOSAL FOR TIME AND ATTENDANCE SYSTEM TO BE OPENED 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 SUBMIT TO: City of Stafford Attn: Tomika R. Lewis, City Secretary 2610 South Main Stafford, TX 77477 Questions regarding this RFP or the service requested will be accepted in written form at the address below on or before 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. A written response will be posted on the City website www.Staffordtx.gov on the “Bid Opportunities” page. Contact: Dorrance Roderick Director of Finance City of Stafford 2610 South Main Stafford, TX 77477 droderick@ staffordtx.gov The City of Stafford reserves the right to reject in part or in whole all proposals submitted, and to waive any technicalities for the best interest of the City of Stafford.

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The purchase is scheduled to take place as approved by the Commission (V.T.C.A., Water Code 13.301). The transaction and the purchase of the requested includes the following subdivision: Parkplace Southwest Section 1 The requested area is located approximately 3.5 miles southeast of downtown Rosenberg TX, and is generally bounded bounded on the north by Bryan Road; on the east by the end of Libra Street; on the south by Aquarius Street; and on the west by the end of Aquarius Street. The total area being requested includes approximately 41 acres and serves 28 connections. This transaction will have the following effect on the current customers’ rates and services: For 7,500 gallons of water, there will be a rate increase from $40.00 to $40.53 per month. Persons who wish to intervene in the proceeding or comment upon action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call the Public Utility Commission at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing-and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. The deadline for intervention in the proceeding is (30 days from the mailing or publication of notice, whichever occurs later, unless otherwise provided by the presiding officer). You must send a letter requesting intervention to the commission which is received by that date. If a valid publication hearing is requested, the Commission will forward the application to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) for a hearing. If no settlement is reached and an evidentiary hearing is held, SOAH will submit a recommendation to the Commission for final decision. An evidentiary hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. Si desea informatión en español, puede llamar al 1-888-782-8477. Jeff Mahan Utility Representative Southwest Environmental Resources Utility Name

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT AVISO PUBLICO DE PROBAR EL EQUIPO TABULAR AUTOMATICAMENTE Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the General Election to be held on November 6, 2018 and by local political subdivisions, for whom Fort Bend County is conducting elections, will be tested on September 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Fort Bend County Elections Department, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg Texas. The purpose of the test is to ascertain that it will accurately count the votes cast for all offices and on all measures being tabulated on behalf of those jurisdictions Por lo presente se da aviso que el equipo para tabular automáticamente que se usará en la Elección General el 6 de Noviembre de 2018, y por subdivisiones políticos para quien el Condado de Fort Bend está llevando a cabo las elecciones, se probara el 19 de Septiembre del 2018 a las 9:00 a.m. en el Departamento de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg Texas. El propósito de la prueba es para determinar que contará con precisión los votos emitidos para todas las oficinas y sobre todas las medidas que se tabularon en nombre de aquellas jurisdicciones. /s/ John Oldham Fort Bend County Elections Administrator Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Fort Bend COMPLAINT – CIVIL ACTION QUIET TITLE NO. 180502387 PHILADELPHIA COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL TRIAL DIVISION

Bids will be accepted by Quail Valley Utility District for the following item, including delivery, to Quail Valley Utility District Office, Thursday, September 13, 2018, until 10:00 AM, then publicly opened and read aloud: • 36,000 lbs. liquid chlorine in 2,000 lb. containers • 22,000 lbs. liquid chlorine in 150 lb. containers • 1,000 lbs. granular calcium hypochlorite • 20,000 lbs. liquid sulfur dioxide in 2,000 lb. containers

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September 13, 2018, until 10:00 A.M., then publicly opened and read aloud. 120,000 lbs. Liquid Polyphosphate Specifications and additional information may be obtained at the Quail Valley U.D. office, 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas 77459 Phone: (281) 499-5539.

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Defendant. NOTICE OF LEGAL ACTION – SERVICE BY PUBLICTION PER ORDER OF COURT TO: NAB ASSET VENTURE III, L.P. and NAB ASSET VENTURE IV, L.P. RE: NOTICE OF ACTION IN QUIET TITLE. MIGULE MOREIRA V. SANTANDER BANK, N.A., NAB ASSET VENTURE, III, L.P. AND NAB ASSET VENTURE, IV, L.P. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA CASE # 180502387 If you wish to defend against the above captioned action, you must enter a written appearance personally or by attorney and file your defenses or objections in writing with the court, within thirty (30) days of the date of publication of this notice. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you without further notice for the relief requested by the plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE.

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Bids will be accepted by Quail Valley Utility District for the following item at the Quail Valley U.D. office, Thursday, September 13, 2018 until 10:00 A.M., then publicly opened and read aloud. SLUDGE HAULING AND ULTIMATE DISPOSAL Specifications and additional information may be obtained at the Quail Valley U.D. office, 3134 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, Texas 77459 Phone: (281) 499-5539.

Sugar Land Regional Airport TxDOT CSJ # 1712SUGAR Notice of Public Sale Notice is hereby given that a closed bid public auction will be held at CAJUN SELF STORAGE LLC 2935 FM 521 FRESNO, TX 77545 Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, on 9-29-2018 at 8:00 AM, Cajun Self Storage LLC will hold a public auction to satisfy the lien on the property stored at the address above in the units listed. Tenants’ notated the inventories listed at the time of rental. Landlord makes no representation or warranties that the units contain said inventories. *Ronald Triplette C-77 * Sophie Brown B-117 *Guadalupe Lara B-99 *DeWayne Griggs A-70 *Timothy Paris A-164 *Willie James A-34 *Georgelynn Hemphill C-43 All units must be paid for at the time of sale. No checks accepted. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to attend the sale. Each person attending must sign in and agree to follow all Rules and Regulations of the sale. The landlord reserves the right to bid at the sale. All purchased goods are sold “as is” and must be removed by 5:00 PM on the day following the sale. Buyers must provide a current, original or a photocopy of their original resale permit at time of sale in lieu of sales tax. This sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between landlord and obligated party.

A “Notice to Bidders” is issued for construction of airport improvements at Sugar Land Regional Airport for: construct relocated south section of Taxiway F and construct bridge and cross taxiway for relocated south section of Taxiway F at the Sugar Land Regional Airport. Sealed bids need to be addressed and delivered to Glenda Gundermann, City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. Bids will be received until 2:00 pm on October 9, 2018, then publicly opened and read. Any bid received after closing time will be returned unopened. Bidders may print free plan sets from Plans Online http://www.txdot. gov/inside-txdot/division/support/ plans-online.html. Or bidders may buy plan sets from the Reproduction companies listed on the website. Questions concerning specifications and plans should be directed to Craig Clairmont, P.E. or Nathan Mikell, P.E with KSA at 281-494-3252. Visit the Aviation website http://www.txdot. gov/inside-txdot/division/aviation/ projects.html or call Sheri Quinlan, Grant Manager, TxDOT, Aviation, at 512-416-4516, for bid information.

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of Ronald David Arnold, Deceased, were issued on August 20, 2018, in Cause No. 18-CPR031866, pending in the County Court at Law No. 4, Fort Bend County, Texas, to: Mary A. Arnold. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Mary A. Arnold 3527 West Creek Club Drive Missouri City, Texas 77459 DATED the 7th day of September, 2018. Dean Zand Attorney for Mary A. Arnold State Bar No.: 24058614 412 S 9th Street Richmond, TX 77469 Telephone: (281) 751-6466 Facsimile: (281) 305-0043 E-mail: info@zandlawfirm.com

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OXFORD/COMMONWEALTH – Wonderfully Updated/Upgraded Perry 2-Story home w/Master down located on a double culdesac street. Fresh Neutral Paint & Carpet 2017. Updated Kitchen w/SS appls. & re-finished darker style cabinets. Master Bath Upgraded w/Frameless Shower Enclosure, Granite Counter, Tile Walls w/Shadow box & Accent Tile. Updated Light Fixtures & Hardware. Formal Living room w/Gas Log Fireplace. Huge Gameroom Upstairs w/Double Bi-Folding French Doors to Study. No Backyard Neighbors. $379,000. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3914BS)

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THE ESTATES OF OYSTER CREEK – Hidden Jewel of Sugar Land. Semi-Custom Neighborhood w/Low Taxes! Det. 3 Car Garage & Porte-Cochere. Culdesac street. Beautiful Architectural Designed Home w/Juliette Style Balcony over Lg. Foyer. High-end Amenities Throughout. Rich 5” Slat Hardwood Floors. Real Wood Plantation Shutters Throughout! French Doors open to the For. Living Room which could also be a Library. Open concept style Kit. w/SS Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Island, Built-in Desk Area, Butler’s Pantry, Walk-in Pantry & Abundance of Cabinet & Counter Space. Main Room features a Cast Stone Gas Log Fireplace w/Built-in Shelves & Cabinets on each side. Covered Balcony & Covered Back Patio. $529,900 Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM919PS).

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The Fort Bend Star welcomes everyone to the Fourth Annual Senior Expo! 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! Here’s what you 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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Fort Bend County breaks ground on new transit center From staff reports FOR THE FORT BEND STAR

Fort Bend County recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new transit center. The facility is designed to accommodate the county’s existing fleet of buses as well as future additions. It includes 18,600 square feet of office space, 28,400 square feet of maintenance bays, covered bus parking, and a 7,100-square-foot fuel and washing station. The facility also contains a break area, relaxation lounge and kitchen spaces. Construction of the $21 million project is scheduled for completion in October 2019. The engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) provided planning, engineering and design services for the new transit center. SpawGlass is serving as the contractor. Other firms involved in the project include RdlR Architects as the architect, Asakura Robinson as the landscape architect, and HDR | Maintenance Design Group for specialty equipment and systems. Fort Bend County’s rapid population and employment growth have

H DNA, FROM PAGE 3 for future DNA testing. “We had an engaged, diverse group of stakeholders participate,” said City Manager Allen Bogard. “All together, we had a little more than 30 people in attendance at the meeting.” The vote to support DNA testing occurred after presentations on DNA sampling from Dr. Catrina Whitley, a bioarcheologist, and Cultural Resources Director Reign Clark, of Goshawk Environmental Consulting. The task force will continue to work during the next six months to provide a recommendation on the interment, memorialization and ceremonial funeral details of historical

This artist rendition shows what the new Fort Bend County Transit Center will look like. (Submitted photo)

increased traffic congestion considerably. To address the growth, in January 2011, the Fort Bend County Transit completed a longrange transit plan. The plan includes several proposals to improve its existing bus and van services, and expand its system for the next 25 years. The new transit center is a significant component of the plan. In conjunction with a service provider, the county maintains a fleet of 60 buses and growing, to serve the needs of the residents. Bus operations, including dispatching and maintenance, are provided by the private contractor while county staff provide reservation, scheduling and administrative activities. Over the past several years, the county has performed

those functions from four different facilities in the greater Houston area. The new facility will allow the county to combine its transportation functions into a single location for improved efficiency and service. “Considerable time and money are spent each year transferring buses between each of the four facilities,” said Jeff Thomas, P.E., LAN’s senior associate and facilities team leader. “In addition, the costs of fueling vehicles at a different location from the depot are significant. By consolidating its operations, maintenance and administrative functions in a single location, the county will be able to efficiently serve its customers while saving a lot of money.”

remains discovered on property owned by Fort Bend Independent School District. The work of the task force will be important once an agreement is finalized for the future relocation of the remains. “This task force is the best vehicle to garner community, educator and stakeholder consensus for re-interment at the Old Imperial Prison Cemetery,” said Bogard. “The task force understands that a consensus will be needed for a re-interment plan and memorialization before a formal agreement can be considered by city council. Based on our first meeting, I believe they are committed to working collaboratively to achieve this very important goal.”

The meetings are open to the public and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month for the first two months and then one Wednesday a month thereafter. Those in attendance included the city of Sugar Land, Fort Bend ISD, the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation, the Fort Bend Historical Commission, the Texas Historical Commission, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Houston Area Urban League, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Embassy Church, Rice University Professor Caleb McDaniel and members of the Sugar Land community. Also in attendance was Reginald Moore, of the Texas Slave Descendants Society.

Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate The Fort Bend County Water Control Improvement District No. 2 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2018 on September 19, 2018 at 6:30 PM at 2331 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal: AGAINST the proposal:

President: Linda Walker, Director: John Ferro, Director: John Rose None

PRESENT and not voting:

None

ABSENT:

Vice President: Jody Court, Secretary/ Treasurer: Hector Acevedo

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)

LAST YEAR

THIS YEAR

$0.212500/$100 Adopted

$0.212500/$100 Proposed

Difference in rates per $100 of value

$0.000000

Percentage increase/decrease in rates(+/-)

Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate The Fort Bend County Water Control Improvement District No. 2 – Defined Area No. 1 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2018 for Defined Area No. 1 on September 19, 2018 at 6:30 PM at 2331 South Main, Stafford, Texas 77477. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted FOR the proposal: AGAINST the proposal:

President: Linda Walker, Director: John Ferro, Director: John Rose None

PRESENT and not voting:

None

ABSENT:

Vice President: Jody Court, Secretary/ Treasurer: Hector Acevedo

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)

LAST YEAR

THIS YEAR

$0.515000/$100 Adopted

$0.515000/$100 Proposed

Difference in rates per $100 of value

0.00%

$0.000000

Percentage increase/decrease in rates(+/-)

0.00%

Average residence homestead appraised value

$181,145

$187,983

Average residence homestead appraised value

$0

$0

General homestead exemptions available (excluding 65 years of age or older or disabled person’s exemptions)

$0

$0

General homestead exemptions available (excluding 65 years of age or older or disabled person’s exemptions)

$0

$0

Average residence homestead taxable value

$181,145

$187,983

Average residence homestead taxable value

$0

$0

Tax on average residence homestead

$384.93

$399.46

Tax on average residence homestead

$0

$0

Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-)

$14.53

Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-)

$0

and percentage of increase (+/-)

3.77%

and percentage of increase (+/-)

0%

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the water district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code. However, Fort Bend County Water Control Improvement District No. 2 does not levy any operation and maintenance tax so its tax levy is not subject to rollback. The governing body of Fort Bend County Water Control Improvement District No 2 proposes to use the tax increase for the purpose of retiring debt.

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the water district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code. There were no residential homesteads on January 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018, therefore the tax that would have been imposed on residential homesteads is $0.00

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Governor Abbott appoints locals to various boards From staff reports

business leaders. Among those appointed are Robert “Bob” Samborski of Missouri City. He is a technical services representative for Northrop Grumman. He served in the U.S. Army for 33 years until his retirement in 2013. Samborski received a bachelor of science in chemistry from Roanoke College, a master of business administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a master of science from Naval Postgraduate School, and a master of strategic studies from the United States Army War College. Others on the committee include: Michael McClung of Helotes, Timothy “Tim” Woliver of Cibolo, Lori Stinson of San Antonio, Joe “Keith” Sledd of Gatesville, Todd Fox of Belton,

FOR THE FORT BEND STAR

Gov. Greg Abbott recently announced the appointments of several Fort Bend County residents to various boards. Governor’s Committee to Support the Military Abbott issued an executive order establishing the Governor’s Committee to Support the Military. The Committee will actively look for ways to maintain and enhance military value at installations within the state, and will include no more than 22 members appointed by the governor. Led by a chair and vice-chair, members of the committee will include Texas-resident veterans, community leaders, and

Sean Payton of Killeen, Webster “Dave” Powell of El Paso, Cindy RamosDavidson of El Paso, Alan Wiernicki of El Paso, Boyd Sartin of Maud, Kreston Cook of Corpus Christi, Rodolfo “Rudy” Madrid of Kingsville, Maritta Sumner of Arlington, Stephen “Steve” Banta of Corpus Christi, Ashley “Ash” Cannon of Burkburnett, Michael Boyd of Christoval, Blanca Larson of Del Rio, Sam Vinson of Abilene, William “Len” Smith of Austin, Rhonda Rogers of Paris, and Paul Paine of Fort Worth. Texas Funeral Service Commission Abbott has named Greg Compean chair of the Texas Funeral Service Commission for a term set to expire on Aug. 13,

Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson looks to unload the ball as he is being tackled by a Patriots player during Sunday’s season-opening game in New England. The Texans lost the game to the defending AFC champions 2720. They travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans on Sunday. (Photo by Max Siker)

Obituary

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JOAN HELEN WATSON HILL JULY 16, 1933

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Joan Helen Watson Hill departed this life in the comfort of her home at Colonial Oaks Assisted Living, in Sugar Land, TX on 8/27/2018. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on 7/16/1933 to Edward and Helen Watson. She resided in NYC the first 20 plus years of her life, eventually moving to South Florida. This is where she called “home”, as she lived there for First United Methodist in Missouri City, 35+ years. TX. She enjoyed nothing more than In 2005, after retirement from a quilting, shopping, or being with her successful career in commercial many friends-especially Virginia, Nancy insurance, she and her beloved, Elmer and Sally. She had five granddaughters, Hill,(predeceased 2010) moved to all of whom brought joy in different ways Missouri City, TX. They moved “right and at different times in her life. Her 6 next door” to her son, Corby and wife great grandchildren are what really got Brenda. A true scene from the comedy her talking though! We all are truly sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond”. blessed for the memories created with Joan was a master quilter, world Joan. She will truly be missed.

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Hospice for the attentive detail to Joan’s comfort and peace the last 5 days of her life. And a special thank you to Clarissa and the staff at Colonial Oaks. Joan had just moved there in April of 2018, but quickly made it her home. In lieu of flowers, memoriam can be directed to M.A.D.D in her honor or gifted to FUMC. A celebration of life service will be on 09/15/2018 at 11 A.M. and held at First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd, Missouri City, TX 77459.

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HYACINTH DESOUZA SEPTEMBER 3,1946

Hyacinth Desouza was born on September 3,1946 and peacefully passed away on August 31, 2018 at the age of 71. She was born in Onotobay, Saint Mary, Jamaica to Albert and Imogene Williams. She was the second youngest of 10 childrenshe went to Broad gate Elementary School, after attending Elementary School she went to Carpenters High School. Hyacinth continued her education at St. Andrews Golden Springs Shorthand and Typing School. At age 15, she relocated to Manchester and went to Business School. She then met Dudley Henry and fell in love, they married and had 3 children in Jamaica; Paul Henry, Arlene Henry and Mark Henry- Mark was laid to Rest In Peace in Jamaica. She moved to the USA from Jamaica, West Indies in 1970 with her husband Dudley to have a better life for her family. She brought Paul and Arlene to the US and had another son that was born in Brooklyn, NY; Dexter Henry. Hyacinth remarried and had her last little Boy; David Desouza, with Patrick Desouza. She relocated from Brooklyn, NY to Houston, TX in 1996 to be closer to her sons. Hyacinth worked all of her life. Her last job was with the District 65 Credit Union as a Health Claims Coordinator, amongst other responsibilities. Hyacinth retired at the age of 45 due to her heart condition. She thanked God she lived long enough to see her last child, David, grow to an adult. Hyacinth was a loving mother to her kids. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them. Hyacinth was a very, very strong, smart, beautiful and independent woman. Her smile would brighten up a room. She took pride in everything she did. She was the stron-

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ceived an associate degree in business administration from Alvin Community College and is a graduate of the Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science. Real Estate Research Advisory Committee Abbott appointed JJ Clemence of Sugar Land, Troy Alley Jr. of DeSoto, and Russell Cain of Port Lavaca to the Real Estate Research Advisory Committee for terms set to expire on Jan. 31, 2023. The committee reviews and approves proposals submitted to the board of directors of the Texas A&M University System relating to staffing and general policies of the Real Estate Center. The committee decides the priority ranking of research studies the center conducts.

Clemence is a pricing and fundamental specialist for Enbridge, and is a certified internal auditor. She is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, treasurer of Enbridge Leadership Development, and a communication officer for the Enbridge Professional Multi-Culture Committee. Additionally, she is the public relations director for Fort Bend County Global Initiative, board member for the Fort Bend ISD Innovation Committee, and a member of the FBISD Bond Oversight Committee. Clemence received a bachelor of arts in accounting from Anhui University of Finance and Economics in China and a master of business administration from Baker University in Kansas.

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2021. The commission establishes standards to license funeral directors and embalmers, examines applicants and issues appropriate licenses, and regulates cemetery and crematory services. Compean of Richmond is a licensed funeral director and president and owner of Compean Funeral Home, Inc. He is a member of the Houston Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association, Texas Funeral Directors Association, National Hispanic Professional Organization, East End Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Camara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston, and the Knights of Columbus Council 2801, and is a director of the Harris County Houston Sports Authority. Compean re-

Rovert Williams and Deidra Williams. She had a host of great-grand nieces, nephews and cousins. She also had many friends. Hyacinth took care of everyone that needed help. She showered her grandkids with so much love and affection, it will last their whole lifetime. They are so blessed to experience the love of a “Grama”. In turn, they returned the same love to her. Hyacinth was a woman of many names, Aunt Min Min, Bertha, Bert, Mother, Mommy, Mom, Matti, Grama, and GG. She enjoyed traveling and listening to gest person we have ever met. Over music- especially country music. She would do without to make sure the years, she had many health crisis’, and several heart attacks, but that just her kids were good and safe. She nevmade her more determined to live er thought twice about making sure life to the fullest. She was notorious they were good. She put everyone for one of her greatest gifts; the gift else’s needs before her own. Hyacinth would like to be rememof cooking. By all accounts, she was a fabulous cook and was never tired bered as a God-fearing Christian from cooking. Everyone would stop by that attended church services at The just to have her food. Hyacinth loved Bridge in Houston, TX with Pastor to travel and loved her country music. Gregg Patrick. She was a good person Hyacinth was a woman with style. She with a good heart that made some took pride in her beautiful outfits that special friends along the way. Hyacinth was a very strong, loving, indepenmatched her beautiful spirit. She lived to see all of her grandchil- dent woman that loved her family and dren and great-grandchildren whom friends dearly. She wanted everyone to she loved dearly. Grandkids inlcuide know she lived a good life. Hyacinth is survived by her four Rodney Henry, Christina Henry, Melissa Henry, Donte Henry, Brianna Henry, children and her oldest sister Hazel Victoria Ramsey and Lucas Moore; Morgan. She will be missed by all of her and great grandchildren include, Tanollie Henry, Adrianna Henry, Saniya family and friends who shared with Henry and Amirah Henry. She also her in life. adored her nieces and nephews; Paulette Morgan, Balsom Morgan (Docky) Jevonna Morgan (Ona), Kamla Morgan (Vannie), Patrick Morgan, Oral Morgan, Hubert Morgan, Brendalee Morgan, Jossette Morgan, Doreen Williams, Donnavon Williams, Charles Williams, Cynthia Williams, Junior Williams,

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To RSVP, call 281-4038500 or register on the city’s website at https:// bit.ly/2wC20F8. National Night Out set for Oct. 2 The “Show Me City” once again will participate in National Night Out celebrations on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with citizens, elected officials, first responders and stakeholders partnering to promote safe streets. The city’s proactive public safety initiatives will be a central theme citywide as neighborhoods host block parties to showcase their support of local firefighters and police officers. The annual Pre-National Night Out “Kick Off” block party will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Missouri City Police Mini-Station, 1703-A Texas Pkwy., starting at 3 p.m. Members of the fire and rescue services and the police department,

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Marshall beats Hightower 31-25 in overtime By Bill McCaughey FOR THE FORT BEND STAR

Marshall 31, Hightower 25 Alontai Brewer scored on a 2-yard run in overtime as Marshall beat Hightower 3125 last Friday night at Hall Stadium. Marshall jumped out to a 12-0 lead as Devon Achane ran back the opening kickoff 90 yards and Dominick Houston Shepard caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Kacey Barnett. Hightower responded with a 54-yard touchdown run by Brandon Smith and a 29-yard field goal by Alexander Martinez to make the score 12-10 at halftime. The Hurricanes took the lead in the third quarter on a 26-yard touchdown run by Smith, but the kick failed. Achane then put the Buffaloes on top with a 3-yard touchdown run, and a 54-yard touchdown run. Behind 25-16, the Hurricanes Isaiah Essissima caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Smith and Martinez kicked a 29-yard field goal to tie the game at 25. In overtime, Hightower fumbled on their first play and Marshall won the game on Brewer’s 2-yard run. “Those guys (Hightower) competed very hard. They gave us everything we could handle. I am proud of our guys for finishing it. We kind of put ourselves in that position. We turned the ball over five times. We take pride in taking care of the ball, but tonight we didn’t do that. It’s good at the end to win. You want to win and see your team fight for it,” Marshall head coach James Marshall said. “There were two really good defenses out here tonight. They have a lot of guys that swarm around and play really good defense. We just had to stay focused, and eventually something would pop. We had a couple of big plays happen. We just had to stay with it.” The Buffaloes were led by Achane who rushed 13 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Brewer carried three times for 55 yards and the game-winning touchdown. Houston Shepard had three receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown. Barnett completed nine of 21 passes for 109 yards and one touchdown. The Hurricanes defense pressured Barnett into three interceptions. “They were giving me a lot of blitzes and a lot of pressure. We just need to work on it. Practice makes perfect. That’s all it is, is practice,” Barnett said. For Hightower, Smith rushed 16 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns and completed six of 22 passes for 157 yards and one touchdown. Marshall begins District 10-5A play against Milby on Thursday at Hall Stadium. Hightower will play Dulles on Saturday at Mercer Stadium. Bush 23, Langham Creek 20 Jamal Davis scored on a 1-yard run with 6:17 to go in the game to give Bush a 2320 win over Langham Creek last Thursday at Berry Stadium. Demetrice Jones caught a 66-yard touchdown pass from Donte Jones, and Jamal Morris returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown for the Broncos. “It didn’t feel real,” Morris said. “I was expecting to get hit, but once I got my eyes down field, I saw a crease and took it. It was also funny because I had never returned a punt before, so I caught everyone by surprise. It was fun!” Donte Jones completed seven of 18 passes for 172 yards, and Demetrice Jones caught two passes for 104 yards. Bush will play Alief Taylor on Thursday at Alief. Clements 42, Springwoods 0 The Rangers scored 42 points in the first half and coasted to their first win of the season, last Friday at Tully Stadium. Chris Vann started the scoring with a 14-yard touchdown pass from John

Marshall’s Alontai Brewer scores the winning touchdown in overtime. (Photo by Bill McCaughey)

Perry. Pierre Djunga then scored on runs of 1 and 2 yards, Daniel Amante caught a 24-yard scoring pass from Perry, Junior Onipede ran for an 11-yard touchdown and Patrick Smith closed out the scoring with a 21-yard run. “Offensively, our rushing attack was led by junior Pierre Djunga who had 76 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. Our offensive line of Zack Sharaf, Jack Danklef, Findlay Mason, Josh Gonzales, and Vehbi Karabag played a great first half, opening the way to get some backups in for the entire second half. Junior quarterback John Perry went 6-for-16 for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Chris Vann led the receiving corps with three catches for 33 yards and one touchdown, as six different wide receivers had catches. Both freshman Junior Onipede and Patrick Smith contributed with touchdown runs and played on defense as well,” Clements head coach Bobby Darnell said. “Defensively, the Rangers held Spring Woods to 72 total yards, mostly in the second half. Jose Falcon and Trey De Los Santos had outstanding games. And our special teams recovered the ball twice on kick offs.” Clements will play Paetow on Friday at Mercer Stadium. Kempner 39, Alvin 35 The Cougars beat Alvin 39-35 at Mercer Stadium last Thursday night. “The kids had a total team effort and were very excited about the victory over a talented Alvin team,” Kempner head coach Darrin Andrus said. “Jordan Shelton had 225 yards rushing on 22 carries with four touchdowns and a long run of 53 yards. Jalen Bates had 74 yards on 14 carries, Jaden Hannah had 77 yards on six carries and a touchdown with a long run of 45 yards, and Joseph Trim had 77 yards on nine carries with a long run of 26 yards. The offense had a total of 462 yards rushing on 53 attempts and 11 yards passing by Bates for a total of 473 yards for the night.” Alvin could only generate 152 yards rushing and 74 yards passing against the Kempner defense. “The defense played a great game. They were led by the defensive line of Nick James, Tito Chikere, Joel Hernandez and Marcos Suazo,” Andrus said. “On special teams, Chris Ponce punted the ball well and had a field goal and two extrapoint kicks.” Middle linebacker Brandon Roach did not play due to an injury, but he was excited about the play of the defensive unit. “We have worked as a defense really hard from spring ball up to this point. Coming to this season, it has taken a lot of teamwork and family bonding. But last night especially I saw a lot more communication and teamwork. Being out, I was really able to observe, and I feel we really have a great season ahead. Lots of things coming from us this year so I’m excited for sure,” Roach said. Kempner will play Hastings on Friday at Hall Stadium. Willowridge 41, Westbury 9 Willowridge grabbed a 20-3 halftime lead and rolled to a 41-9 win over Westbury last Thursday night at Dyer

Stadium. Vaughnte Frederick opened the scoring for the Eagles with a 1-yard touchdown run. Latrelle Neville added a 12-yard touchdown run and Chris Carter caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Frederick to close out the first half scoring. In the third quarter, Jhamarkus Harris scored on an 8-yard run, Frederick added another 7-yard scoring run, and Neville scored on a 43-yard pass from Frederick. The Eagles added a safety in the fourth quarter to make the final score 41-9. The Eagles had some pregame excitement at Dyer Stadium. “The coaches and players really held it together when we had some distractions early on. We got to the game and there was an electrical fire in the locker room, so we had to sit outside and relive our middle school coaching days to start out,” Willowridge head coach Richard Lazarou said. “When the game started, we had had a couple of touchdowns called back early, and we ended up with 22 penalties to their three, so we had plenty of distractions to deal with on the way to putting together a very solid victory. The defense played a great game led by the defensive line. London Bennett was dominant, and Douglass Grobman played the best game of his high school career.” The Eagles were led by Frederick who rushed 16 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns and completed 11 of 16 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Neville caught four passes for 90 yards and one touchdown. Lazarou was happy with the win, but thought the Eagles have some areas to improve. “We had far too many special teams’ errors. We missed a couple of extra points, and we had some very short punts. We have two very good kickers and we will have a plan in place to be ready to get after it in two weeks. The 22 penalties scream discipline, but when you watch the film the players actually were doing what they are coached to do. We are going to lay out a plan to stay focused on the little things that make big things happen this week,” Lazarou said. “We got to the stadium and there were a ton of distractions, then right out of the gate we had two touchdowns called back on mistakes by the officials and we let that get to us. That is on me and we are going to put together a plan to deal with it today.” Willowridge has a bye this week before beginning district play against Waltrip. Dulles 41, Terry 27 Behind 27-20 after Terry’s De’Rondre Moore returned the second half kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, Dulles outscored Terry 21-0 for the remainder of the game to beat Terry 41-27 last Saturday at Traylor Stadium. The Vikings’ Ainias Smith started the scoring run with a 1-yard scoring run with7:39 to go in the third quarter. Myles Heard then put the game away with an 8-yard run with 3:19 to go in the third quarter and a 5-yard run with 5:54 to go in the fourth quarter. Heard rushed 23 times for 162 yards. “This was a really good team win for us. When ad-

Hightower quarterback Brandon Smith celebrates a touchdown. (Photo by Bill McCaughey)

versity hit us, we bounced right back. The offensive line was executing and opening holes for the backs, and the defense made the key stops when we needed them,” Heard said. Cameron Peters completed 10 of 19 passes for 180 yards and 3 touchdowns. Smith had six receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown, and he had an interception on defense. “We knew we were going to have to put them in uncomfortable situations, which is third and long or second and long, so they won’t run their veer offense,” Smith said. “On offense we knew we were going to score points, but we wanted to take a lot of time off the clock, so they wouldn’t have much time on offense.” Dulles will play Hightower on Saturday at Mercer Stadium. Foster 52, Travis 38 Foster shut down the Travis offense in the second half and came from behind to beat the Tigers 52-38 last

Saturday at Mercer Stadium. Travis led at halftime 3835, but the Tigers could not score in the second half as Foster scored 17 points for the win. In the first quarter, Travis’ Parker Washington scored on a 35-yard pass from Eric Rodriguez, then Kaelen Shankle scored on a 2-yard run, and Sergio Rubio kicked a 22-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Rodriguez ran 35 yards for a touchdown, Washington scored on a 1-yard run, and Arjei Henderson caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Rodriguez. After that, all of the offense was provided by Foster. For the game, Travis quarterback Rodriguez completed 21 of 34 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns, and he rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown. Henderson caught eight passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Travis will play Spring on Friday night at Leonard Stadium. Mayde Creek 44,

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Austin 31 Mayde Creek beat Austin 44-31 last Friday at Mercer Stadium. Bulldog quarterback Tre Larsen completed 20 of 35 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Troy Omeire caught 11 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. Austin will play Seven Lakes on Thursday at Mercer Stadium. North Shore 44, Ridge Point 0 North Shore beat Ridge Point 44-0 at Galena Park last Friday. North Shore held the Panthers to just eight rushing yards, and 68 yards passing. The only bright spot for Ridge Point was Adrian Johnson who had 11 solo tackles and two assists. Ridge Point will play Dekaney on Saturday at Hall Stadium. Elkins 40, Sterling 24 Elkins beat Sterling 40-24 last Thursday at Hall Stadium. The Knights will play Chavez on Friday at Barnett Stadium.

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H CLUBBIES, FROM PAGE 1 “Usually for a 7 p.m. game we’ll get here around noon,” Bittle said. “We start off the day by rubbing off baseballs and getting those ready for what we need to get through for the day. Then we’ll go into a little laundry. If guys bring in laundry that they can’t do at the hotel or can’t do with their host families, we’ll do it for them at the ballpark. About 2 p.m. the batboys come in and we start helping them get the water coolers ready for batting practice, make sure we have enough batting practice balls in the cage. “At 3 p.m. is when the guys start trickling in or a little earlier and then we’ll get them ready for batting practice, get them on the field. Once they hit batting practice we’ll get back in and empty the trash cans, put a pre-game meal out, usually consisting of deli meats, snacks, chips, usually a lot of fruit – they like fruit. Some days we’ll give them a hot meal … something a little bit better than lunchmeat because they get lunchmeat a lot on the road. Nobody likes lunchmeat for 170 days in the summer.” The players and coaches all know that 5 p.m. is the deadline for the store run. “We make sure that when six 6 p.m. hits that everybody has their uniforms and everybody has everything they need and is ready to go. Sometimes guys will run in at 6 p.m. and say, ‘I forgot to ask you, can I grab a bat?’ or something like that. As long as you’re available from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. they always know where you are and they always can find you, that’s the biggest part and the biggest help for them,” Bittle said. If they’re not catering to the players, they’re busy cleaning up after them. “Six o’clock is usually our busy time, it’s when we’re picking up laundry, doing laundry, anything from picking up towels to washing undergarments; trash, always picking up trash, straightening up the chairs, just getting the clubhouse tidied up for when they’re outside,” Bittle said. Once the boys of summer take to the field, the clubbies take to the laundry. “As soon as the players go on the field we’ll throw all their towels and undergarments from batting practice into the wash and then we’ll head outside,” he said. “We’ll usually

watch the first three innings from the dugout, just to help out if a guy needs a bat or if guys need us to run and grab something.” During the first three innings they’ll help the batboys with foul balls, pick up discarded cups in the dugouts, or continue to run errands for the coaches and players. “If (manager) Pete (Incaviglia) needs a Sharpie or anything, we’re there to run back for it,” Bittle said. “The third inning on, we’ll come back in and flip the laundry to the dryer and stock the fridge with bottled water and soda for after the game. We kinda get ready to start the meals, make sure we have the meals lined up.” Once that work is done they get a short break. “You’ll have an inning maybe to sit down and watch the game and see where it’s going; see when you have to get the food out. We try to keep the food in the hot box until the last possible out, then we’ll get out the chafing dishes, make sure we have utensils and all the condiments out,” he said. While the players eat, the clubbies are back to doing laundry. “When the players come in it’s the same routine, we’ll walk around and grab their jerseys and pants from them and then either me or Jacob will be cleaning the cleats,” Bittle said.

Once the players are done eating, they clean up the food and continue to clean up the clubhouse. Quite often they’ll help the batboys check out the used baseballs and in return the batboys help with the cleaning. “It’s always busy. We usually leave here at like two in the morning, sometimes even later depending on how long the game goes,” Bittle said. Despite the unglamorous work and godforsaken hours, the clubbies love what they do. “If you have a really good team you never hate working,” said Popoff, a native of Stafford. “There’s never a day you hate working. That’s the team we have this year – a great group of guys.” The players all appreciate the work the clubbies do for them. “They’re the best clubbies I’ve ever had by far,” said first baseman Matt Chavez. “It wouldn’t be the same thing without them. They do above and beyond what they should be doing. It’s a joy; it makes things a lot easier.” “They do a fantastic job,” said pitcher Dallas Beeler. “They’re resourceful and anytime we need anything they’re pretty active on making sure we’re comfortable. You want your clubhouse to feel like a home, you want it to be like a second home, and I know I’m comfortable.”

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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 Editor@FortBendStar.com or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 3944 Bluebonnet Drive, Stafford, Texas 77477. TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 AND WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 JOB-SEARCH SURVIVAL WORKSHOP

The First Colony Branch Library will present the workshop from 5:308:30 p.m, at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The two-part series is designed to help all job-hunters. Free and open to the public, registration is required by calling 281-238-2800.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 QUAIL VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING

Will meet from 9:30-10 a.m. at the Missouri City Recreation and Tennis Center at 2701 Cypress Point Dr. www.QuailValleyGardenClub.org

YOUNG ADULT ADVISORY COUNCIL

The University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd, hosts the monthly meeting for teens in grades 9-12 at 5 p.m. Earn volunteer/service hours and meet new friends while helping to shape the future of library services for teens. Free and open to the public. To register, visit www.fortbend.lib. tx.us, or call 281-633-5100.

FORT BEND-HARRIS RETIRED EDUCATORS MEETING

All retired public school personnel are invited at 12:30 p.m. at Sugar Land United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Road. The Sons of the American Revolution-George Washington will be presented by Tom Green. Members, we are still in need of some school supplies: Kleenex, hand sanitizers, highlighters and dry erase markers. For more information, call 281-499-5885.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 MUSIC IN THE PARK

702 Burney Road in Sugar Land. Refreshments and social time begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program starts at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. Visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org for more information.

LOVING FRIENDS MEETING

At the Quail Valley City Cr., 2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City. Loving Friends is reaching out to men and women who lost their spouses and want to meet in a social Environment; not a grief support group. The group meets monthly for dinner, entertainment, fellowship and friendship. Cost is $23/person. Reservations required; call 281-208-3124.

CONFUSED ABOUT MEDICARE WORKSHOP

Toni King will answer all the questions about Medicare you could possible ask. Learn about “Medicare Part D and the donut hole”– the prescription money pit, the difference between original or traditional Medicare, a Medicare supplement or Medicare Part C (an Advantage Plan). Sugar Creek Baptist Church’s Chapel 13213 SW Freeway (next to Classic Chevrolet), Sugar Land, 6-8 p.m. The workshop is free of charge and open to the public. RSVP by calling 832-519-8664.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19 YOUNG ADULT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Teens are invited to attend at the Mamie George Branch Library in Stafford, 3-4 p.m. Earn volunteer/service hours and meet new friends while helping to shape the future of library services for teens! Free and open to the public. For more information call 281-238-2880 or 281-6334734.

SIENNA ART CLUB

The fourth annual event will take place at Richmond City Hall Park Plaza, 402 Morton St., from 7-9 p.m., featuring country/bluegrass musician Chris Boise. Free and open to the public. Wind down from the week relaxing under the arms of an old oak tree listening to some great music.

The club will meet at Sienna Branch Library, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City. This monthly program is for people who enjoy all kinds of crafts. Bring a craft project. All ages and experience levels are welcome. For more information, call 281-238-2900 or 281-6334734.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 HURRICANE PREPARATION SEMINAR

The University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd. will present the seminar at 10:30 a.m. SCORE representatives will provide information for those planning to start a new business. Learn more about what lenders are looking for on a loan application. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.

HEALTH AND DISABILITY FAIR

Visit George Memorial Library, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1001 Golfview in Richmond to visit with professionals from a variety of organizations. Fort Bend County’s Community Health, Transportation, and Emergency Management departments; Texas State Library’s Talking Books Department, the Social Security Administration, Texas Veterans Commission and Fort Bend County Veterans Affairs, Arc of Fort Bend, Captel Captioned Telephones, Nightlight Pediatric, and Rosenberg Senior Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-3424455 or 281-633-4734.

SOCIAL SECURITY 101

Will be presented at 2:30 pm, at the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Learn how and when to apply for retirement benefits and Medicare, and the differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D. Those attending may want to set up a “my Social Security” account online at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and print out a Social Security Statement to bring. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 MARRIAGE PREP

Invest in your future marriage. Join Pitcher Ministries at Brazos Professional Building, 130 Industrial Blvd, Sugar Land, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Receive tools to help navigate the storms of life ($30/couple). Receive $60 off a Texas marriage license. Call 832-945-5323 or contact@ pitcherministries.org.

HOPE FOR THREE TEEN CARNIVAL

Teen Huddle volunteers are hosting the free carnival for children, siblings and families living with autism. From 10 a.m. to noon at Sugar Land Family church, 1110 Burney, Sugar Land. Pre-registration required by Sept. 13. Visit hopeforthree.org/event/carnival or call 281-245-0640.

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The Exchange Club of Missouri City presents the dinner and dance with a live auction and raffle benefiting local scholarships. Quail Valley City Centre, 2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City 77459, 6:30-11 p.m. Visit: www. exchangeclubmc.org for more information about sponsorships and tickets, or call 281-499-7199.

MONDAY, SEPT. 17 MENDED HEARTS MEETING

Chapter 362 will meet at 5:30 p.m. at HBU Bradshaw Fitness Center, 7731 Southwest Freeway. Meeting is free with free parking. Gail Llewellyn, RN, BSN, CDE will speak on Diabetes and Heart Disease.

Save the date to attend a presentation by Mike Stone at Christ Church Sugar Land, 3300 Austin Parkway. Stone is the general manager of the Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2. Email janr@ christchurchsl.org or call 281-690-4773 for more information.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 THE MISSOURI CITY POLICE OFFICERS CHARITY GOLF SCRAMBLE

Quail Valley Golf Course will host the tournament to recognize first responders. Proceeds support college scholarships, Crime Prevention Association, Adopt-a-Family Program, Bethel Ministries, Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, and financial assistance for Missouri City officers in need. Participant and sponsor opportunities available. Visit www. missouricitypoa.org or www.golfquailvalley.com for more information, or call 281-403-5823 or 713-562-0331.

NATIONAL REHAB WEEK TOUR

Visit Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital to learn what it offers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 6p.m. at 1325 Hwy 6, Sugar Land. Tour and visit booths for information and giveaways. Interactive therapy education will be available. Door prizes. For more information, visit www. encompasshealth.com/sugarlandrehab.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 ADULTING 101 FOR TEENS

From 3-4 p.m. at the Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles in Stafford, teens will learn the basics of personal finance, get tips on basic etiquette, cooking, and much more. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2880 or 281-633-4734.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 SIEMPRE! HONORING LATINO CULTURE

Hosted by the University Branch Library, 2-3:30 p.m., 14010 University Blvd. Families can enjoy Hispanic music, crafts, and light refreshments. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100.

OUTRUN HUNGER 5K

Take a bite out of hunger with a brisk walk or 5K run at the inaugural OutRun Hunger 5k Family Walk/Run. Registration is now open, proceeds will benefit the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. A kids’ run begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 5K race at 9 a.m. These events start and finish at the Harvest Green Farmhouse, 3400 Harvest Corner Drive. A DJ, bounce houses, food trucks and more await at the finish line. Register online at www.signmeup.com/outrunhunger5k. Attendees are asked to bring canned food items to donate. Visit https://www. harvestgreentexas.com for more information.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 PROJECT WALK HOUSTON

The Handcycle 10K/5K, Run/Walk/Roll 10K/5K, and Kids Mile will benefit the Paralysis Recovery Center of Houston to help individuals affected by a stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, or cerebral palsy. Join this event at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land. Every registration comes with a t-shirt, medal, and entry to the post-race party. All of the proceeds support Project Walk Houston. For more information, visit www.projectwalkhouston.com/fun-run-roll. Register on line at https:// raceroster.com/events/2018/18177/2018-project-walk-fun-run-roll.

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

At St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City, appointments 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. To donate, contact Melinda at melinda@siennachurch.org or call 281-778-2046.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 DIABETES EDUCATION SEMINAR

Those who might have or be at risk for diabetes are encouraged to join Methodist Hospital Sugar Land at 6 p.m., in the Brazos Pavilion Conference Center. Learn to identify risks, methods of diagnosis, type 1 versus type 2 diabetes and living with diabetes. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit events.houstonmethodist.org/ diabetes-sl or call 281-274-7500

FRIENDS OF CHILD ADVOCATES FALL COFFEE

The public is invited to attend and join us for the fall coffee social in the home of Cathy Stubbs, at 10 a.m. Help support a variety of activities benefiting the children served by Child Advocates of Fort Bend and the volunteers who help them. For more information on the friends group, the location, and to RSVP for the event, call Kristin at 713-384-8096.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 BARGAIN BOOK SALE

The University Branch Library will present the program at 10:30 a.m., 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.

At the First Colony Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/youth books, nonfiction at bargain prices. Donations of books, CDs, and DVDs are accepted during the sale or any time the library is open. Proceeds from the sale benefit the library and its programs.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 FAMILY-HISTORY RESEARCH: U.S. CENSUS RECORDS

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Will take place at 10 a.m., at the George Memorial Library in Richmond. Learn how to trace family history using census records from 1790 to 1940. Learn how to begin their research using Internet sites at an introductory program, Genealogy Online. Free and open to the public, reservations are required. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Events, select George Memorial, and find the program or call 281-341-2608.

Help support Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels at Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond from 6:30-10 p.m. for a Totally ’80s Throwback. Dancing, dining, live and silent auctions, raffles, drink specials and more. For more information, call 281-633-7057 or visit www. fortbendseniors.com.

ESCAPE ROOM CHALLENGE

Houston’s premier circus group, Cirque La Vie will take center stage at the Sawmill Lake, 9803 Cameron Way, in Sienna Plantation 4:30-9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www. siennaplantation.com/cirque.

The First Colony Branch Library will conduct the challenge for teens and adults between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Group and/or individuals have 45 minutes to solve the mystery and escape before the zombies rise and take over the library. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Call 281-238-2800 to reserve your spot.

YOUNG ADULT CUPCAKE WARS

The University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., hosts the monthly meeting for teens in grades 9 -12 at 2 p.m. Learn tips and tricks for cupcakes and then show compete against others for the title of fanciest and tastiest cupcake! Materials will be provided. Free and open to the public. To register, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, or call 281-633-5100.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 13 CLASSIC CHILI CHALLENGE

The 8th annual Chili Cookoff to benefit Fort Bend County’s first responders will kick off at 4 p.m. at Classic Chevrolet. Come for an afternoon of chili, family, friends and fun. There will be more than 50 chilis to sample, a firearm and a vacation raffle, accompanied by a Dessert Bake Off. Fun activities for the entire family. Receive five free tickets by calling Classic Chevrolet Operations Manager Jerry Parks at 832-689-4421. Be sure to tell him you saw it in the Fort Bend Star.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 12 AND MONDAY, SEPT. 17 JOB SEARCH SURVIVAL WORKSHOP

The Sienna Branch Library will present the workshop from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd, Missouri City. The two-part series is designed to help all job-hunters. Free and open to the public, registration is required by calling 281-238-2900.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 LOVE YOUR HIPPEASTRUM AKA AMARYLLIS

Join us at the next meeting of the Sugar Land Garden Club. Learn about the origins, care, and propagation of amaryllis and which bulbs are best for the Fort Bend County area. The meeting will be held at St. Basil’s Hall,

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SATURDAY, OCT. 27 TRAVEL THE TRAIL OF TREATS

Stockpile a haul of Halloween sweets at Harvest Green, from noon to 3 p.m. The free — and non-scary — event will take place at 618 Vineyard Hollow Court, where 11 “spook-tacular” homes will open their doors to sweet stalkers. Enjoy a DJ, free giveaways, face painting, local vendors and more. The public is invited, and costumes are encouraged. For more information, visit www.harvestgreentexas.com.

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If you think you might have or are at risk for diabetes, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital encourages you to attend a diabetes education seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Brazos Pavilion Conference Center. Topics of discussion will be identifying risks, methods of diagnosis, type 1 versus type 2 diabetes, and living with diabetes. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit events.houstonmethodist. org/diabetes-sl or call 281274-7500. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honored Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been named one of America’s top 100 community hospitals by Becker’s Hospital

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because it incorporates such a broad array of input from some of the nation’s most respected health care organizations,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “To be included, a hospital must demonstrate excellence across a wide range of metrics and be a leader in the marketplace. This recognition is truly a testament to the commitment and dedication of our physicians, nurses and hospital staff and the work they do every day on behalf of our patients and our community.”

Houston Methodist Sugar Land is one of just five Texas hospitals named to the 2018 list, and the only hospital in Fort Bend County to be honored. “We are proud to call Sugar Land our home and we are committed to continuing to advance both the quality and breadth of our health care offerings for the people of Fort Bend and surrounding areas,” said Siebenaler. For more information about Houston Methodist Sugar Land, go to houstonmethodist.org/sugarland or call 281-274-7000.

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HOUSTON METHODIST ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE

WELCOMES DR. KENT AND DR. RIVERS

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Sugar Land is pleased to welcome two of Fort Bend’s prominent surgeons, Michael Kent, MD, and Thomas Rivers, MD. Together, these board-certified orthopedic surgeons treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions in both children and adults, ranging from acute sports injuries to chronic degenerative conditions. Now backed by the advanced technology of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, both doctors are dedicated to providing comprehensive, world-class orthopedic care, performing on a higher level, so you can, too. To schedule an appointment, visit houstonmethodist.org/orthopedics-sl or call 281.201.0396.

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