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Anthony Giansanti (21) and the Sugar Land Skeeters celebrate the winning runs in Sunday’s 10-inning grand slam walk-off victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers. (Photo by Joe Southern)
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By Theresa D. McClellan THERESA@FORTBENDSTAR.COM
Like a scene from Batman, Missouri City shined a light on the need for super citizens, and they heeded the call, making their way to the new Missouri City Community Center to see how they could help. Responding were Wonder Woman, Wolverine, Deadpool, and Wakanda lovers; regular Missouri City residents who donned t-shirts, and in some cases, like Monica Riley who came in full Wonder Woman gear. “I’m an advocate and I’m always looking for ways to improve the city,” Riley said. So what exactly is a super citizen? “A super citizen is an ambassador for the city and has powers which they don’t even know. We need super citizens to spread the word about Missouri City,” said Kelle Matte, the city’s liaison for the area’s 63 homeowner associations. Using email, the internet and their electronic sign on Cartwright Road announcing local events, the city rolled out the welcome mat to the public last week to hear what the community needs and to ask them to become “ambassadors for the city.” It’s all part of the City Manager Anthony J. Snipes and the communication team’s strategic plan to keep people connected. It was also a chance for the city to highlight some of its jewels like the new Houston Community College Missouri City campus, which has more than 1,300 students starting in the fall, and the new $1.25-aride on-demand MCTX Community Connector curb to destination service from Metro for Missouri City residents and visitors. The on-demand service, which is the first in Fort Bend County, allows individuals to travel anywhere within a zone, seven days a week, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The new service, which has discounts for seniors and students, will connect residents to jobs, grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, the new HCC Missouri City Campus and METRO’s local bus network. The transit service, which started last month, will be rolled out in phases with plans to include all areas of the city. The small gathering of about 50 residents, business owners and stakeholders came to network and to tell the city their thoughts. Participants filled out surveys collected by city staff and gathered in small groups getting to know their neighbors. “This day to me is a perfect example of why community or citizen collaborators are essential to the city’s progress. Although it is not a large audience, it is representative of subdivisions city-wide,” said Missouri City Director of Communications Stacie Walker. For Reginald Pearson, president of his HOA and member
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Sugar Land Skeeters mount an
Ducks coming to town for 2016 series rematch By Joe Southern JSOUTHERN@FORTBENDSTAR.COM
Although few people seem to know what it means to Paint it Black, the Sugar Land Skeeters did just that Sunday night in dramatic fashion with a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning to defeat the Lancaster Barnstormers 10-6 and advance to the Atlantic League Championship Series. Right fielder Tony Thomas’s game-ending homer capped an improbable finish to a game and a division series that the Skeeters trailed until the end. “It’s kind of surreal and unbelievable,” Thomas said. “We work so hard to get to a moment like that.” The Skeeters are now playing in their third Atlantic League Championship Series in their seven-year history. They won the championship
in 2016 by sweeping the Long Island Ducks in three games. The Ducks, who won the Liberty Division championship Sunday night by beating the Somerset Patriots in 10 innings, advance to their third consecutive championship series and a re-match with the Skeeters. The Skeeters host the Ducks Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Constellation Field. The series then moves to Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y., for the remainder of the series Friday through Sunday. “I feel good. I’m ready to take on Long Island. We’ve got the momentum now. I like our chances,” team owner Bob Zlotnik said amid the pandemonium after Sunday’s game. He was thrilled with the comeback victory. “I mean it can’t get any better than that. It’s one of the
The Sugar Land Skeeters have a celebratory Champaign shower after beating the Lancaster Barnstormers Sunday night to advance to the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Photo by Joe Southern)
best games I’ve ever seen,” he said. “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a better baseball game,” agreed team President Jay Miller. “Unbelievable! So much fun; just a blast! I’m
kind of emotional now; it’s an unbelievable game. Good for (manager) Pete (Incaviglia). All those guys played their asses off all year and never quit. We lose 15 guys and keep playing and keep winning. It’s a tribute
to Pete and the team. They just battled and never quit. Always felt like they were going to win.” Winning the series was never a given. The Skeeters opened the best-of-five Freedom Division Championship Series with two games in Lancaster. The Barnstormers took a 5-0 lead going into the ninth of the first game and held on to win after a three-run homer by Juan Silverio closed the gap to 5-3. Game 2 in Lancaster saw the Skeeters bounce back 3-0 behind James Russell who threw seven scoreless innings. After a travel day on Thursday, the teams settled in at Constellation Field and played Game 3 on Friday night. All week long the organization asked fans to wear black to the stadium in recognition of the
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Fort Bend County Fair starts Friday Fair queen candidates in chase for the crown
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From staff reports FOR THE FORT BEND STAR
Style, smiles, and social media were part of the chase for the crown for the Fort Bend County Fair’s Queen competition. The 2018 Fair Queen Candidates and 2017 Fair Queen Marissa Salazar participated at the 2nd Annual Enrichment Day, hosted by the Fort Bend County Fair Queen Scholarship Committee. The day started with workshops on social media safe practices, interview techniques, make-up tutorials, styling tips, etiquette enhancement, nutrition/wellbeing discussion, and hair 101. The candidates attended an afternoon at a Kentucky Derby themed dinner held at the Ol’ Railroad Café. Hats, heels, and
The 2018 Fort Bend County Fair Queen candidates are, from the left (front row) Annie Rule, Morgan Hajovsky, Alexis Smith, 2017 Fair Queen Marissa Salazar, Carson Yanta, Jillian Voehl, (back row) Marlies Cumings, Hannah Hunt, Kelsey Lattin, Skylar Higginbotham, Kelsey Lattin, and Isabella Golemi. Not present is Miranda Suchyta. (Submitted photo)
a delicious meal allowed the candidates to practice what they learned in the morning workshops. Fort Bend County Fair Queen Scholarship Committee members, several past fair queens, Fair Manager Cindy Schmidt, and Fair Board Member Vickie Todd Autrey, and President-elect Marjie Pollard all attended the social event with the candidates. The young ladies vying to be fair
queen represent several high schools within the Fort Bend County. A business-based etiquette instruction was presented by Pollard. “These public speaking, leadership, and presenting skills will be with these young ladies far beyond this competition, these candidates are our future leaders and I couldn’t be prouder of them,” Pollard said.
Bring on the show animals, let the bulls buck, and stir up the batter for the corndogs, it is fair time in Fort Bend County. The Fort Bend County Fair is a family-fun event that runs for 10-days from Sept. 28 to Oct. 7 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. The iconic event is bringing big-name entertainment, nightly rodeo action, a wine room experience, carnival fun, and favorite fair foods. “We are proud to be able to offer all the activities and events the fair has to offer for our community. It is a tradition for so many families to enjoy and we welcome all the newcomers to come out and create new memories here at our fair,” said 2018 Fort Bend County Fair President James Duke. “The fair experience is like no other, whether you are a livestock show kid, a professional cowboy or cowgirl, or just someone looking for a fun outing for the family, our fair has something for everyone to enjoy.” From the crowning of a new fair queen to the selec-
tions of grand and reserve livestock champions, the fair will have many must-see moments. Barbecue teams will be demonstrating their culinary skills, and lawn tractor racing will thrill the crowd. Whether fans enjoy two-stepping to good music, cheering on the calf scramble participants, or trying to win a stuffed animal from a carnival game, a good time awaits at the Fort Bend County Fair. Fair time in Fort Bend County brings a sense of excitement and anticipation. More than 50 committees made up of 1,300 volunteers work together to put on the fair’s run. Entertainment lineup This year’s entertainment lineup includes 13 different musical acts representing Texas music, traditional country, Tejano, and classic rock/80s. Turnpike Troubadours, Koe Wetzel, Siggno, Spazmatics, John Conlee, Parker McCollum, and Jake Hooker will all be headlining. Turnpike Troubadours, Wetzel and McCollum are first time enter-
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Animal shelter overcrowded, waiving fees Fort Bend County Animal Services in Rosenberg is at critical capacity and is in need of adopters, rescues and/or fosters. It has a PUSH List (Pets Urgently Seeking Homes) that currently still has eight dogs on it who have been there
for months and they are the dogs most in need of a home as soon as possible. Any dog that is adopted, rescued or fostered now allows for space to open up in the kennel – which is desperately needed. The adoption fee, which
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Times like these call for real American heroes This is what you get when you cross one of your favorite authors with one of you biggest heroes. Brad Meltzer came to Books-A-Million in Katy recently on a stop on his book tour for “I Am Neil Armstrong.” Being both a friend and a fan I couldn’t resist the chance to interview him again. The fact that his current “I Am” book is about my lifelong hero Neil Armstrong just made the reunion that much sweeter. “I Am Neil Armstrong” is the 15th book in his series of children’s books about real life heroes that started four years ago with “I Am Abraham Lincoln.” As prolific as he has been with the children’s books, Meltzer is equally prolific with his thrillers, non-fiction books, and television shows. He has published 12 thrillers so far, producing one about every other year. His next page-turner comes out in January. It’s a non-fiction story called “The First Conspiracy: The Plot to Kill George Washington.” His next “I Am” book comes out in November and is about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. His next fictional thriller will be a sequel to his last book, “The Escape Artist.” But I’m getting ahead of myself here. As much as we all like to know what’s next, this is about what’s now. With less than a year
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to go before the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Meltzer is out with a book about Armstrong, just ahead of a movie about the astronaut called “First Man.” I asked Brad why Armstrong and why now. I expected him to say it made economic sense to do the book just ahead of the 50th anniversary hype. I should have known Brad better than that. He’s not that petty. “Yesterday I got a phone call from one of the screenwriters of the new Neil Armstrong movie, ‘First Man.’ And he called me up. I didn’t know the guy; he reached out to me. He said, ‘oh my gosh, how long have you been working on this book?’ I said about three years. I said, ‘how long have you been working on your movie?’ He said about four years. It’s no coincidence that both come out now. I really don’t believe it’s sheer coincidence. I think that it’s the universe’s way of presenting a need.
And these things just don’t happen in the ether, they happen for a reason,” he said. He said the time is right in America for a hero with the values Armstrong presented. “I think if you look through history when great needs present themselves, great heroes present themselves and I think it’s no coincidence where the world is right now that we’re seeing a resurgence in heroes like Neil Armstrong and Mr. Rogers,” he said. “I think we have spent a lot of time, whether it’s on social media or on Twitter, paying attention to people who are good at chest thumping and making a lot of noise and being loud. And I think what as a country what we realize is there is something about humility and hard work and those who don’t spend their time calling attention to themselves.” Those two attributes, humility and hard work, are what interested Meltzer. “Armstrong never used the word ‘I’ it was always ‘we.’ ‘We did this.’ ‘We accomplished this.’ That’s how he spoke about the Apollo mission, and when he said we, he meant the scientists, the mathematicians, the tailors who were sewing his spacesuit together, it was all of their accomplishment,” Meltzer said.
Letters to the Editor FBISD board president responds to criticism from Sen. Miles
Dear Sen. Borris Miles, As president of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees, I am glad that you have taken the time to write about our district. However, I respectfully disagree with your premise. This is not the 1960s when people of color were systematically suppressed at the voting booth. This is not a state senate race. This is not about what happened to Barbara Jordan more
than 50 years ago. This is not Ferguson — this is Fort Bend ISD. Comparing the two is simply incorrect, and using the words “Jim Crow” to compare our community’s educational system is disrespectful to the people of color who truly suffered from a disgraceful de jure system that endured for more than 100 years. While I disagree with your premise, I also acknowledge that there is still work to
“Personally for me, remember when humility was a great American value? We need that value back again. And this book is my way of giving it back to my kids. It’s showing them what humility looks like. It’s the only way we can get it back. We have to teach it to our children,” he continued. “And the other one that really hit home for me was just hard work.” He told the story of 8-year-old Neil Armstrong who tried to climb a tree but fell. “The most important thing Neil Armstrong does after that is he gets back up again. That’s the part in the book where I stop with my own kids. You see this part? You’ve got to get back up again.” The book talks about all the steps young Neil Armstrong took to become an astronaut and eventually the first person to step foot on the moon, taking that “giant leap for mankind.” “As I tell my own kids, you don’t get to take the giant leap until you take all the thousands of smaller steps to get there,” Meltzer said. “And I think we’ve lost sight of that, too. Our kids today want to be famous; they want to get a lot of likes on Instagram. And they think that just happens. And to me, fame is useless. What’s important is the hard work. That’s how you get what you
want.” That has been an underlying theme in all the “I Am” books. Meltzer takes historical figures (some of whom are still living) and details their rise as an ordinary child to the great person they became. Other heroes include Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Helen Keller, and more. He said people have longed for heroes in difficult times. During the Depression we got Tarzan and Buck Rogers. In World War II we got Superman and Captain America. After 9/11, superheroes came bursting onto the silver screen beginning with Spider-Man. “It was the superhero movies that came back. And they’ve surged since then for 15 years now. Why? Because we’re still a country that’s scared. We’re still a country that, you know, feels a little unmoored after what happened on 9/11. And we want someone that can come save us or at least prove to us that we can save ourselves. And I think it’s no coincidence that today you see a callback for the simplicity and the depth of character that Neil Armstrong offers,” Meltzer said. Of course, you can’t do a book about a NASA hero without a Houston connection. “I always reach out to the families. The only reason I
didn’t at this point is because we have a dear friend that lives here in Houston, Charlie Justice, who used to work at NASA,” Meltzer said. “So he wound up being a great lifeline for us to make sure we got all the space stuff right. And I think without him, of course, I would have reached out to the family, but he was our local family here and was very kind to us and made introductions for us to people who could fact check.” The artist for the books, Christopher Eliopoulos, has lobbied for Neil Armstrong from the beginning. When Brad finally committed to it, he was ecstatic. They both became absorbed in the details. “I was like, I’m a comic book nerd, and a science nerd, so I of course we just hunkered down with all the details,” Meltzer said. “I want to get every detail down right that I could and I sent it to our buddy that used to work at NASA and said, ‘what do you think, Charlie?’ And he said, ‘you guys are nerds.’ When NASA calls you a nerd, you know you’ve arrived.” And when I get a fan-boy moment with a favorite author writing about a favorite hero, that’s when I know I’ve arrived as a reporter. Thanks for the moment, Brad. You’ll always be my favorite nooks-and-crannies historian.
be done, even though tremendous strides have been taken. Fifty years ago would a person of color have been the superintendent of the eighth largest school district in the state? Fort Bend ISD is an educational institution and our goal is to provide a quality education for all of our students. We need to focus on education — single-member districts will not help improve the education of our
students. As president of the board, and a non-politician, I want to focus on those issues that help our students – all students. I also disagree with your incorrect statement that we were caught “fibbing,” if I could use your word, about the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) review. In July of 2018, we signed a twopage resolution agreement with the OCR. We sent out a release that responded to
that two-page resolution. A week later, we received a 22-page letter. We did not fib on our initial release, and your numbers are not correct regarding suspensions. We can show you data on how our programs have reduced suspensions and punitive punishments since Dr. Dupre has been superintendent. If you want the data
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
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Scripture of the week “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” -Psalm 27:4
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Achane scores 46 points as Marshall beats Manvel 52-51 By Bill McCaughey FOR THE FORT BEND STAR
Marshall running back Devon Achane scored seven touchdowns and two two-point conversions as Marshall beat Manvel 5251 last Friday at Freedom Field. The fourth quarter ended with the score 44-44. Manvel had the first possession of overtime and Garrison Johnson scored on a 5-yard run. The extra point kick was good, and Manvel led 51-44. On Marshall’s possession, Achane scored but the play was called back due to a penalty. Achane then threw a 28-yard pass to Dalevon Campbell at the 1-yard line. Achane then scored on a 1-yard run. Marshall coach James Williams decided to go for the two-point conversion and the win. However, the Buffaloes were penalized for illegal procedure, and the ball was placed at the 8-yard line. Williams stuck with his decision to go for two, and Achane ran it in from eight yards out, giving the Buffaloes a 52-51 win. “We had to go for two. Our defense was not tackling well, and we had to get the game over,” Marshall head coach James Williams said. “We put the ball in our offense’s hands. They put
Devon Achane scores the game winning two-point conversion for Marshall as Dalevon Campbell (8) begins the celebration. (Photo by Bill McCaughey) Marshall’s Devon Achane scores on a 73-yard kickoff return against Manvel Friday night. (Photo by Bill McCaughey)
up 52 points tonight. We gave them a chance to win the game for us.” Achane had a night that most players just dream about. He rushed 24 times for 210 yards and five touchdowns. He also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, one for 88 yards and the other for 73 yards. “My coach told me yesterday to go to sleep and dream about the big plays you are going to make,” Achane said. “My linemen gave me the right blocks and made the big holes. I just ran through them. My special teams just made
the right blocks. I fed off of them. I give all of the credit to my teammates.” “Devon is an unreal player. He put the team on his back and carried us,” Williams said. This was the first time Marshall has beaten Manvel in several years. “This was a big game for us. We have been working hard all offseason for this game. They have been beating us the last several years. Tonight, we finally won. This is our first time beating them since we have been playing each other,” running back Jerry Gray
said. Wide receiver Korey King thought the game had the feel of a playoff game. “It’s a good feeling. It feels like the state championship all over again,” King said. “Just competing against a team that good, it takes a big-time effort. Overtime was a big thing for us. Even after the penalty flag (on the two-point conversion), we believed we could win it. We trusted the process and we made the play.” Marshall plays Sterling Saturday at Mercer Stadium.
game and got his teammates involved in what turned out to be a very special night for him. We look forward to seeing what he is going to do this weekend.” Willowridge will play Sharpstown on Saturday at Butler Stadium.
Willowridge 51, Waltrip 21 The Willowridge Eagles soared to a 31-14 lead and never looked back as they defeated Waltrip 51-21 last Friday at Hall Stadium. Willowridge quarterback Vaughnte Frederick rushed 13 times for 159 yards and four touchdowns, and he completed 14 of 18 passes for 183 yards and one touchdown. “Vaughnte’s leadership on the field is a blessing. Having a player like him that has such command of the offense on the high school level is fun to watch,” Willowridge head coach Richard Lazarou said. “Vaughnte played a great
This week In District 10 5A D1, Hightower will play Terry on Saturday at Hall Stadium. In District 20 6A action on Thursday, Bush plays Clements at Mercer Stadium, and Elkins plays Travis at Hall Stadium. On Friday, Austin plays Dulles at Mercer Stadium and Kempner plays Ridge Point at Hall Stadium.
Texans beat themselves, fall to Giants 27-22 By Bill McCaughey FOR THE FORT BEND STAR
On Sunday at NRG Stadium, the New York Giants picked up a win, but it was the Texans that beat themselves through a combination of penalties, turnovers and poor defense. The Texans scored first on a Ka’imi Fairbairn 23-yard field goal. The Giants then ran off 20 straight points before two more Fairbairn field goals made the score 20-9. Will Fuller scored on a 6-yard pass from Deshaun Watson, but the two-point conversion failed, and the score was 20-15 with 7:37 to go in the game. The Giants’ Eli Manning then hit Sterling Shepard for the touchdown that put the game away. With 2:08 to go in the game. The Texans scored with one second to go in the game when Lamar Miller caught a 4-yard pass from Watson, making the final score 27-22. The Texans committed seven penalties for 50 yards, with the offensive line accounting for three false starts and three holding penalties. “Yeah, the penalties, especially, are killing us. I think
Meanwhile, Giant’s quarterback Eli Manning had a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3 in the second quarter, as the Giants scored 13 points. Manning ended the game with a rating of 142.6. “Well, I thought we did a good job having a good plan to get the ball out. The ball was coming out fast, could see what they were doing,” Manning said. “The offensive line was blocking, doing what they were doing, they were blocking things up and we didn’t have the mistakes. I thought we kind of condensed the offense a little bit and made sure New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning eludes Houston guys knew what they were doTexans defenders J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney during ing. Plays that they knew, they Sunday’s game at NRG Stadium. The Texans lost 27-22 and were playing fast, the offenfell to 0-3 on the season. (Photo by Joe Southern) sive line was playing fast and we had four false starts, had intercepted in the end zone. we have good players, just let “Deshaun (Watson) was just holding calls again, had a them go play. Let’s not try to touchdown called back,” Tex- trying to make a play. He’s just be perfect and trick or do too trying to make a play. He made ans’ coach Bill O’Brien said. much. Let our guys go win, Two potential touchdown a lot of plays today. That one Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) throws a touch- because we got good athletes.” down pass to receiver Will Fuller (15) during Sunday’s loss drives were halted by a fumble just didn’t work out,” O’Brien Not all of the Texans’ play to the New York Giants. (Photo by Joe Southern) and an interception. With 3:56 said. was bad, as J.J. Watt had three The Texans’ offense came to go in the third quarter, Millsacks, three tackles for a loss, er caught a Watson pass and into the game ranked first in game. At the end of the game, ferent schemes. (We) basically four quarterback hits and eight the Texans had rushed for 59 abandoned the running game was headed toward the red the league in rushing yards, in the second half, went away tackles. Watt, however, was zone when he fumbled, and averaging 157.5 yards per yards. “They (the Giants) loaded from it, tried to do other things. the Giants recovered on their game. The Giants’ defense up the box, they did a good Just never could get it going,” 25-yard line. On the Texans’ was ranked 29th in rushing deSEE TEXANS, PAGE 12 next possession, Watson was fense, allowing 137.5 yards per job. We tried a bunch of dif- O’Brien said.
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H FAIR, FROM PAGE 1 tainers to the fair. Conlee has been touring and is returning to the fair. “Here we are 40 years later, after Rose Colored Glasses became a hit, it is a blessing,” Conlee said. “We stay busy. I look forward to coming back and having a good time in Fort Bend County.” The lineup includes opening acts Micky and the Motorcars, Shotgun Rider, Inicio, Reyna y Avante, Randall King, and Drew Fish Band. The admission ticket includes the concert, rodeo action, and access to the food booths, shopping vendors, and the carnival.
Rodeo action Rodeo fans will be able to cheer on cowboys and cowgirls in nightly rodeo action at the
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Said application made to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in accordance with the provision of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. a Texas Corporation: Alexander Dong Lee – Director / President / Secretary. CITY OF STAFFORD SOLICITATION OF PROPOSALS FOR ADVERTISING LEGAL AND OTHER PUBLIC NOTICES OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER AND LEGAL NOTICES The City of Stafford is requesting statements of qualifications and proposals for proposals from qualified newspapers of general circulation within the City to enter into a contract with the City to be the City’s official newspaper, in addition to the Houston Chronicle, for publication of notices required by law and other notices desired by Council to be published. Detailed specifications and instructions are available from Tomika R. Lewis, City Secretary at City of Stafford, City Hall or by contacting Tomika R. Lewis at 281-261-3900. Proposals should be sealed and marked “Qualifications and Proposals – Official City Newspaper” and delivered to the City Secretary of the City of Stafford, 2610 S. Main, Stafford, TX 77477 before 2:00 P.M. (Local Time), Friday, October 19, 2018. All proposals received will be opened publicly and read aloud at 2:10 p.m. at Stafford City Hall, Council Chambers on Friday, October 19, 2018. Proposals received after the specified time will be returned unopened. Faxed or electronic mailed proposals will not be accepted. City Council is expected to determine the most highly qualified provider and authorize the execution of an engagement letter at the regular City Council meeting scheduled for November 7, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted and to request additional information. /s/ Tomika R. Lewis, TRMC City Secretary REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS SOLDIERS FIELD DRIVE EXTENSION TO HWY 6 / ROUNDABOUT AT FIRST COLONY BOULEVARD AND SOLDIERS FIELD DRIVE AND OTHER ROADWAY PROJECTS The City of Sugar Land seeks qualifications for performing all work required for the following project in the City: RFQ 2019-01:
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LOCATION OF WORK: VARIOUS LOCATIONS Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained by registering at Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. Sealed submittals, one (1) original, four (4) copies, and one (1) electronic copy on flash drive, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Submittals received after the opening date and time will not be considered. Questions regarding this submittal must be received on or before 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2018 Please post all questions on Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. The City will award and give notice within one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days after the opening date and time.
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Wine room The Grapes on the Brazos wine room will be serving an assortment of selected wines. The wine venue has grown to become a great place to socialize, enjoy music, and experience wines such as reds, whites, and roses from around the world. The Grapes on the Brazos committee will be able to help fairgoers whether they are wine connoisseurs or have a novice palate with their wine selections.
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The Contractor will furnish all labor, materials, and equipment for performing all work required. The proposal must be submitted in a legible form and received at the address listed below now later than 1:30 P.M. on the 24th of October, 2018. Specifications and Proposal Documents may be obtained by request from:
Allen Boone Humphries Robinson Attn: Holly Huston 3200 Southwest Freeway Suite, 2600 Houston, Texas 77027 (713) 860-6400 West Keegans Bayou Improvement District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or to accept any reasonable proposals which will be most advantageous to the District and result in the best and most economical completion of the work required to be performed. CITY OF STAFFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the City of Stafford Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas and before the City Council of the City of Stafford, Texas on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, Stafford City Hall, 2610 South Main, Stafford, Texas for the purpose of receiving testimony for and against the following: A proposal to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 102 of the Code of Ordinances, the same being the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, by granting a Specific Use Permit to Sugar Ridge Holdings, LLC (dba Pepperoni’s), to allow for the construction of a food processing facility within the RCT, Residential, Commercial and Technology Zoning District, located approximately 400 feet south of West Airport Boulevard, on the west side of Sugar Ridge Boulevard, legally described as follows: Legal Description: Restricted Reserve A, Block 1, Sugar Ridge Reserves All residents of the City of Stafford and other interested parties are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. /s/ Tomika R. Lewis City Secretary
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The City of Sugar Land seeks qualifications for performing all work required for the following project in the City: ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM & RISK RFQ 2019-04: ASSESSMENT OF CITYWIDE VERTICAL CONSTRUCTION / BUILDINGS LOCATION OF WORK: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained by registering at Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. Sealed submittals, one (1) original, four (4) copies, and one (1) electronic copy on flash drive, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Submittals received after the opening date and time will not be considered. Questions regarding this submittal must be received on or before 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2018. Please post all questions on Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. The City will award and give notice within one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days after the opening date and time. REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS STOP LOSS The City of Sugar Land seeks proposals for performing all work required for the following project in the City: RFP 2019-02: Stop Loss LOCATION OF WORK: Sugar Land, Texas 77479 Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained by registering at Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. Sealed proposals, one (1) original, (1) copy, and one (1) electronic copy (in PDF format) on CD or flash drive shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, and one (1) copy shall be delivered to IPS/HUB International, Attn: Charlotte Starks, 10000 North Central Expressway, Suite #1100, Dallas, TX 75321 on or before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at which time proposals will be publicly opened and read. Proposals received after the opening date and time will not be considered Questions regarding this proposal must be received by Wednesday, October 3, 2018 on or before 3:00 P.M. Please contact Charlotte Starks with IPS/HUB International at Charlotte.firstname.lastname@example.org. The City will award and give notice within one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days after the opening date and time.
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The City of Sugar Land seeks qualifications for performing all work required for the following project in the City: ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM & RISK RFQ 2019-03: ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER TREATMENT PLANTS & WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM LOCATION OF WORK: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND Plans, specifications, and bidding documents may be obtained by registering at Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. Sealed submittals, one (1) original, four (4) copies, and one (1) electronic copy on flash drive, shall be delivered to the City of Sugar Land, Office of the City Secretary, 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Suite 122, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, on or before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. Submittals received after the opening date and time will not be considered. Questions regarding this submittal must be received on or before 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2018. Please post all questions on Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com. The City will award and give notice within one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days after the opening date and time.
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Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces will be honored Friday at the Fort Bend County Fair. (Submitted photo)
The 9th Annual Great Grown Up Spelling Bee, emceed by Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman and benefitting the Literacy Council of Fort Bend, was held Sept. 20 at the Quail Valley City Centre in Missouri City. Members of the 25 teams spelled buzzing word challenges like aphorism and fusillade. The winning team was Methodist Mayhem of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, victorious at spelling ichneumon correctly. Event judges were Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge David Newell, Mary Favre, and Fort Bend County Commissioner Vincent Morales. Pictured are Zimmerman, Favre, Mary Harris, Ron Lewis, Nancy Penney, Fort Bend County Commissioner Vincent Morales and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge David Newell. (Photo by Liz Furman)
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The Fort Bend County Fair’s Armed Forces Appreciation Day is on Friday, Sept. 28. It is a day to salute the troops. The Fort Bend County Fair will honor both active military and veterans on Armed Forces Appreciation Day. Veterans and their immediate family members will be granted free admission when they show their military ID or their DD214 cards from noon to 6 p.m. at the fairground’s main gate. This is the fourth year for the Fort Bend County Fair to celebrate Armed Forces Appreciation Day. The first 500 military guests will get a ticket for a barbecue meal and reserved seating at that evening’s rodeo performance. Live music will be provided at the Texas Stage, where a ceremony will also take place to
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First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016, is constructing a covered walkway between the sanctuary and the education and office buildings. Construction started about Aug. 1 and is scheduled to end Oct. 15. Total cost for the project is $93,500. (Submitted photo)
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Classic Casino Night The Sugar Land Rotary Fall Classic Casino Night was held Saturday honoring first responders at Safari Texas Ranch. Guests at this table are visited by members of a Houston dance troop. County Commissioner James Patterson had just wrapped up an entertaining live auction benefitting local charities. A message by Rotary Club President Margie Connolly acknowledged the community’s common good focus fueled by those who inspire. With the dancers in the back row are Tiffany Houck and fiancée, Andrew “Drew” Hurley; front row, Allen and Pat Houck and Cee Cee Parker. (Photo by Elsa Maxey)
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Johnny Keith Money, 50, of Sugar Land, Texas was born on September 23, 1967 in Houston, Texas to his loving parents, James Money & the late Mary Wright. Johnny entered into eternal rest on September 20, 2018. Johnny graduated from University of Houston and worked in the family business, Easy Aire, for 30 years. He was a loving husband, devoted father and a caring friend to many. He loved working, being outdoors, and spending time with his adored family and friends. He volunteered his time and resources to his community and his church. He leaves behind many relatives, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will dearly cherish the memories they shared with him. He is survived by his father James; his wife of 24 years, Jill Ellzey Money; their sons, Ryan and Kyle; his brother, David & wife Marcie; Brother in law Jay & (Maria) Ellzey, sisters in law Nancy & (Riad) Arizi, Susan & (Todd) Harvey, and Betty & (Elliott) Mistich; and other nieces and nephews, Meghanne, Stephanie, Katelin, Jessica & (Caleb), Lauren & (Jerad), Ray, Sara, Seth, Evan, Ella, EJ, and Ethan.
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H SUPER, FROM PAGE 1 of the zoning and planning commission, the session was important for him to attend. “Some say there are two Missouri Cities, one on Highway 6 and the rest. I want to change that perception,” said Pearson. “I believe in community involvement. I’m in that era of my life where family, church, and community are important. People my age should be involved to set an example to
H SKEETERS, FROM PAGE 1 Paint it Black theme, only to have the team come out in their white jerseys and proceed to play one of the worst games of the season. The Barnstormers plated five runs in the second inning and coasted to an 8-2 victory over Sugar Land. According to Skeeters media relations specialist Ryan Posner, the Paint it Black is a reference to an old Rolling Stones song of the same name and also the team’s lucky black alternate jerseys. They wore the black jerseys the next two nights with favorable results. Game 4 on Saturday was all Skeeters as they crushed Lancaster 7-2. Alvaro Rondon and Derek Norris each provided two-run singles and sacrifice flies in the win. Lucas Irvine notched the win for the Skeeters after allowing two runs over 5 1/3 innings. Sunday’s fifth and decisive Game 5 found a sparse crowd in the stands to cheer the home team. The way the game started, there was little for the few in the stands to cheer about. The Barnstormers brought in three runs in the second inning and picked up another in the sixth for a 4-0 lead. Pitcher Nate Reed kept the Skeeters scoreless through six innings. When he was relieved in the seventh, that’s when momentum began to change and the crowd came alive. With two on in the seventh, Anthony Giansanti hit a sacrifice fly and scored Denis Phipps. The next inning, Luke Dykstra hit a single that scored Albert Cordero and closed the gap to 4-2. The Barnstormers got another run in the ninth and looked like they were about to put the Skeeters away
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the young ones. Nothing gets done if you don’t participate and if you don’t participate, you have nothing to complain about. I want to bring the community together,” Pearson said. He received support in his sentiment from area business owners who attended to see how they could partner with the city and from city leaders. “This gives an opportunity to the residents to tell us what we do OK and what we need to improve. This also lets us show how we try to commu-
nicate with them and if those connections don’t work, find out how they are getting their information,” said Snipes. “It’s important for community engagement and transparency.” Matte felt a sense of job security after hearing from residents like Pearson how much they appreciated her work. “I remember when it was so hard to get to the city and when you came on board for HOAs, they were so responsive. Now you guys are awesome,” said Pearson.
“When I first went out to do my 100 meetings, it was amazing how much I heard the people say, ‘I contacted the city and can’t get a response,’” recalled Matte. Residents weighed in on the city’s website, and digital newsletter which they want to continue as a hard copy, as well as digital since many seniors, don’t regularly access computers. Matte said she also wished more property managers were present as they are the first line of information from the city.
with a 5-2 lead. That’s when their bullpen fell apart. Blowing through six Barnstormer pitchers after Reed was done, the Skeeters caught up in a hurry. Giansanti started the ninth with a solo homer, followed two batters later by Matt Chaves with a shot of his own. Derek Norris hit a single that brought Barrett Barnes, pinch running for Cordero, across the plate to tie the game. By this time the fans were making enough noise to make the stadium feel full. The energy and momentum continued into the extra inning. Lancaster reclaimed the lead when a double by Ryan Casteel brought home Darian Standford. In the bottom of the 10th, Alvaro Rondon flied out to start things off. Giansanti got to first on a single and then went to second on Juan Silverio’s single and then to third on a wild throw. With Chavez at the plate, Giansanti scored on a wild pitch. Chavez was given an intentional walk bringing up Javier Betancourt, who was hit by a pitch to load the bases. That brought up Tony Thomas who sent a 2-0 pitch over the wall in left field. “I got to the plate and I wasn’t thinking about a home run. I just wanted to get a hit and score a run. When it got to 2-0, he (pitcher John Anderson) put it in the zone and I just hit it out of the park,” Thomas said. After the game, a breathless Giansanti gushed about his teammates. “I wouldn’t expect anything less out of this team. I guess all I can say is we’re not done yet,” he said. “That’s all I got. We’ve been doing this stuff all year. Twenty-seven outs it takes to beat us, tonight it would have taken 30, but I’m so proud of this team but we ain’t done yet.
I’m just at a loss for words.” Cordero, hoisting his daughter onto his shoulders, was equally exuberant. “It was crazy, it was an awesome game,” the Venezuelan said. “We never give up. We know we’ve got a good team and good guys in the bullpen. We never gave up. We give everything we’ve got and we won the game and that’s what everything’s about.” Incaviglia, who has nearly four decades of professional baseball experience, was exuberant after the game. “I’ve said this a couple times, if the fans in the stands didn’t love baseball before, they love it now,” he said. “It’s about as good an ending as you could have to a great season.” After a day to rest, he will have his team ready for the championship. “Looking forward to the Ducks. Any time you win a game like that with a come-from-behind win in a divisional series going into the championship series, it’s a nice springboard.” The Skeeters have struggled with the Ducks, going 8-10 against Long Island this season. They were 4-5 at Constellation Field and 4-5 at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks are the only team in the league that the Skeeters don’t own a winning record against in 2018. The team went 2-4 in the last week of the season against the Ducks, but by then they had already clinched the first and second half titles and the best record in the league. Incaviglia kept pitching starts short and gave several players on the depth chart some playing time against a team that was battling to make the playoffs. “We were not playing our best ball against them,” Thom-
as said. “I like the matchup against them.” Game 1 is Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. and Game 2 is Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $5.
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MURRAY EDWARD MALAKOFF, ESQ. JANUARY 4, 1953
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City of Houston Legal Department, practiced law with Larry Watts and Associates in Houston and served as an Assistant County Attorney for Harris County. While working for the City of Houston’s Legal Department, he went before the U.S. Supreme Court on a labor law case with a U.S. Department of Labor issue for which his side prevailed. He joined the Kenley, Boyland, Smith and Hams law firm in Longview, Texas and was also an attorney for the Houston Police Patrolman’s Union, when he again took another labor law case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Murray Edward “Butch” Malakoff, 65, Texas Board Certified attorney at law, formerly of Sugar Land, passed from this life peacefully at home on September 18, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas after an extended illness. He is survived by his spouse, Sylvia Malakoff of San Antonio, and was the former spouse and mother of his children, Elsa Malakoff Maxey of Sugar Land, Texas, with whom he was married for 25 years. Murray was the son of Dr. M. E. and Frances Malakoff, who preceded him in death and the brother of Dr. Mary Louise Malakoff (deceased), Dr. A.F. (Pancho) Malakoff of New Braunfels, and Rosellin Malakoff Maddox of Boerne. Other family include his children, Morris (Trey) Malakoff of Missouri City and Daniela Malakoff Freeman of Richmond Texas, their spouses, Kimberly Washington Malakoff and Derek Freeman, respectively; 2-year old grandson, Byron Holland Freeman; his brotherin-law, retired USAF Colonel Steve Maddox and many loving nieces and nephews.
law in Texas in 1978, and was board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Spanning a legal career of 40 committed years of service, he represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the Southern, Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas. His passion for law and helping others, in his words, was about wanting to “right the wrongs.”
Murray served as the City Attorney for Rio Bravo, Texas, later joined a law firm in Laredo in the late 1990s and subsequently served as of counsel with numerous other law firms representing clients throughout Texas.
He began his law practice in his hometown in Laredo, Texas as a solo practitioner and served as a prosecuting attorney with a municipal court. Murray was also a Murray was licensed to practice Senior Assistant city attorney for the
He enjoyed hunting in his early life and was an avid enthusiast and specialized collector of firearms. Following a private, family service and cremation in San Antonio, a memorial service will be held.
Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #66 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2018 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at 6420 Reading Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471. 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:
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H LETTERS, FROM PAGE 5 I can have it sent to you. In addition, people are not “forced” to vote for any candidate. Our board does represent the entire district as an entity. Why is that wrong? Board members are accountable at the voting booth and can, and have been, turned out of office. Personally, I would hope that in the next legislative session you will stand up
and fight for Fort Bend ISD students and teachers and staff. We will be looking to you and other lawmakers to support mental health resources for our students, funding for safety and security, and addressing the numerous unfunded mandates. Additionally, we need your support in addressing the flawed state A-F accountability system, the complex school finance system, and supporting more local control. Fort Bend ISD exists to
inspire and equip all students to pursue futures beyond what they can imagine. The emphasis is on all students, and that is where we are focusing our efforts as a Fort Bend ISD community. We look forward to your support in the Texas 86th Legislative Session to achieve these goals for all of our students. Respectfully, Jason Burdine President of the Board Fort Bend ISD
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H TEXANS, FROM PAGE 6 concerned about being 0-3. “We’ve got to figure something out. I told the guys in there we’re at the bottom, and you’ve got to find a way to claw our way out of the bottom,” he said. “One day at a time, we’ve got to stick together. Obviously, you don’t expect anybody outside of the building to believe in you, rightfully so. You have no choice; you’ve got to stick together. All of us need to look in the mirror, ana-
lyze ourselves and figure out what we can do better every single day to find a way to win games. None of us expected to be here, none of us want to be here, but the reality is we’re here. You control what you can control. We take it one day at a time. Like I said, everybody find out how we can get a little bit better and get a win, because this sucks.” Watson completed 24 of 40 passes for 385 yards and two touchdowns, and Will Fuller caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.
But there weren’t enough good plays to overcome the bad plays, and the Texans dropped to 0-3. “Yeah, it’s disappointing. It’s not good, and it’s just not very good. Like I said last week, you don’t have any choices. You have to try to come back in here tomorrow, and prepare, look at the film, get things corrected, try to figure out what we can do better and try to start getting ready for the Colts,” O’Brien said. The Texans play the Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday.
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Katy Community ’Chip Clinic (KCCC), will be microchipping pets from 9 a.m. to noon at Paw Envy Pet Care in Sugar Land. $10 microchipping with free lifetime registration. 5022 Highway 90A, Ste J, Sugar Land. Cash only, must bring rabies certification paperwork (not just the collar tag). Limit of two pets per family.
NATIONAL DAY OUT
Precinct 3 public Agencies are sponsoring this free event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Precinct 3 Annex, 22333 Grand Corner, Dr., Katy. Take emergency vehicle tours, talk to first responders, adopt a pet, enjoy free food, inflatables, face painting and games from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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
SUNDAY, OCT. 7 BREAST CANCER LUNCHEON
The Caribbean Brest Cancer Foundation Inc., will host the luncheon as a salute to First Responders who have Survived, at the Oak Plaza Banquet Hall, 504 FM 1092, Stafford, 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 281222-3415.
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 Õ 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.
Activities will be at the Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See butterflies, caterpillars, alligators, snakes, hawks, owls, beekeepers, and more. A petting zoo, childrenÕ s crafts, face painting, nature talks, edible plant display, prairie walks, horse-drawn wagon rides, and native plants and seeds will be available. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281633-7033 or visit https://txmn.org/coastal/
TUESDAY, OCT. 9 WHAT IS GRIEF, REALLY?
THURSDAY, NOV. 15 DESIGNER PURSE BINGO
A grief support series is being offered by Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The series is for Fort Bend residents who are coping with the loss of a loved one and are scheduled on four consecutive Tuesdays in October from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the hospitalÕ s Main Pavilion Conference Rooms A and D. Dinner will be provided. To reserve a place, contact the hospitalÕ s Spiritual Care Department at 281-274-7164.
CIRQUE LA VIE, A STREET FAIR
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.
SATURDAY, OCT. 13 STUDENTS AGAINST BREAST CANCER 5K WALK
Stafford Municipal School DistrictÕ s Students Against Breast Cancer will host a 5K walk. Registration and check-in at 7:30 a.m. at the Stafford Athletic Complex Football Field. In addition to the untimed walk at 8:30 a.m., there will be sack races for children, a water balloon toss and a bounce house at 8:45 a.m. Cancer survivors celebrated with a balloon release at 10 a.m., followed by cupcakes. For more information, contact Jerrae Bazile at email@example.com . A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Sisters Network Breast Cancer Foundation.
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.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19 DEADLINE FOR SUGAR LAND 101 APPLICATIONS
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 ART AND CULTURE: RENAISSANCE ART
SATURDAY, OCT. 20 TEXIAN MARKET DAYS
The Sugar Land Branch Library will present the program, 2-4 p.m., at 550 Eldridge. Learn about the Early Renaissance period’s rebirth of classicism in 1400 to the High Renaissance period of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael (1490s to 1527). Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
BARGAIN BOOK SALE
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.
OCT. 4-6 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Ridge Point High School Theatre Department will present the show at 7 p.m. each evening. Based on the novel by Harper Lee, it has been widely praised for its sensitive treatment of a childÕ s awakening to racism and prejudice in the American South. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit rphstheatrebooster.com.
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The 35th annual festival takes place at the George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historical activities, including battle re-enactments, pioneer life and cattle working demonstrations, cannon fire, vintage games, and much more. Dress in full historic costume to receive half-off admission at the gate. For more information, visit www. texianmarketdays.com or call 281-343-0218.
MONDAY, OCT. 15 GOLF “FORE” AUTISM
This Charity Golf Tournament will take place at the Sweetwater Country Club, 440 Palm Royale, Sugar Land, at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch, and a noon shotgun start. Highlights include Ò Skill of Thrones,Ó food on the course, two chances to hit a hole in one and win a car. Open to the public. Free gas for a year ($2,600 value). Conclude with auction, awards and dinner banquet. Individual ($125) or team ($500) play is available. Visit www.hopeforthree.org or call 281-245-0640 to register.
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
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Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1510 5th St. Missouri City will host the event. Purse preview at 5:30 p.m., bingo begins at 7 p.m. All proceeds will go to support the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, to help find bone marrow donors and to support donor-related costs. Prizes include purses from Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Cole Hahn, Brahmin, Coach and more! Each purse is authentic, new and unused. For more information, to become a sponsor, or to purchase tickets, call 713-7917718.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16 BE THE MATCH WINE RAFFLE
Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program is partnering with Andy Allen Clays for a Cure Challenge this fall. Wine valued at $2,400 will be given away and all the proceeds go to Be The Match Houston. Tickets are $25/ each; you could be the winner of five Bottles of 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet. Visit www.gcrbc.ejoinme.org/wine to purchase tickets. Need not be present to win.
ONGOING RICHMOND-ROSENBERG ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Caregivers of patients with AlzheimerÕ s disease or other related dementias are invited to attend the first Thursday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. JohnÕ s United Methodist Church, 400 Jackson Street in Richmond, across from the historic Fort Bend County Courthouse. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 713-314-1313 or 1-800-272-3900.
QUAIL VALLEY WINE SOCIETY
Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month for education of wines, food pairings and fellowship at the Quail Valley City Centre, 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. For more information, call 281-437-6798 or jackipauley@ comcast.net
The Pregnancy Resource Medical Center has moved to 4411 Avenue N in Rosenberg across from Navarro Middle School. Volunteers are needed on a continual basis. For information on volunteering or supporting the PRMC in other ways, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H, FOOD & NUTRITION
Fort Bend 4-H is looking for input from the community on how it can better serve the public. To learn more about 4-H projects, join 4-H at 7 p.m. at the University Library ( 14010 University Blvd Sugar Land), visit fortbend4h.eventbrite.com or call 281-342-3034.
STORY SPINNERS WRITING CLUB
Hosted by the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. 5:30 to 8 p.m. All levels welcome to write, share, learn and support. Free and open to the public. The program meets on the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.
ADOPT A SHELTER CAT
Fort Bend Pets Alive is partnering with Half Price Books in Sugar Land to find homes for shelter cats and to promote literacy among young readers. School aged children are invited to come read to a cat, receive an Ò I read to a catÓ bookmark and be eligible to adopt a cat for 50 perecent off that day. Held 1:30- 4:30 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at 3203 Hwy 6 S, Sugar Land.
FORT BEND RECOVERS HURRICANE HARVEY HELP
Those needing help with a recovery plan for home repairs, or any unmet needs, Fort Bend Recovers is here to help. Call one of these Helplines today: Case Management Helpline 281-207-2555, Spiritual/Emotional Helpline: 281-207-2505, Lone Star Legal Aid 866-659-0666. A case manager will contact you and get you started on your road to recovery. Visit www.fortbendrecovers.org for more information and to donate.
The Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City presents a variety of programs every month. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.
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FRIDAY, OCT. 12 10TH ANNUAL MADHATTER ADVENTURE
The City of Sugar Land is accepting applications for the next class scheduled to begin in January 2019. Sugar Land 101 participants learn about city operations from Sugar Land’s top managers. The class also includes two citywide tours, including a behind the scenes look at city facilities. Those applying for Sugar Land 101 must be a resident of Sugar Land for at least one year, a registered voter, over 21 years of age, not currently holding or running for elected office and willing to attend the 10-week session. To apply and for more information, visit https:// volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov/. Enrollment is limited.
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Hollow Court, where 11 Ò spook-tacularÓ 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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09/26/2018 Edition of the Fort Bend Star